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LUCKY BAG UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY V. m i i m : HE .o The DuBois Press Rochester, N.Y. w.S.V THE NINETEEN TWENTY FOUR LUCKY BAG THE ANNUAL OF THE REGIMENT OF MIDSHIPMEN ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY LL THAT I AM AM© .AIXTHATIEVER HOPE TO BE J OWE TO MY MOTHER. tS tmC v ' i ! tx efzS ' I i ' I ' -I,, - M telsAMlMFLOENCE iERTMAN fMWf PMQERTHAMIW Sm MGERTlM H MC ITISME STWF ©FWIIGH PATRIOTISM AMD DUTY AMD H©M©R ARE MADE ITISTHEIMFLILIEMCEOF OHIE MOTMERS THESE PAGES ARE SET APART ID HOROR THEM THE LUCKY BAG IS WVIMG- LYBEDICATED T© OMR MOTHERSo Jm ' i ' A .h . r ■i ' %=-: ' ' Si s» a ' immimm gs i - ; FOREWORD The Lucky Bag ' s primary function is to mirror the life at the United States Naval Academy. These pages present to the friends of the Navy and endear to our memories not only the official but also the more intimate phases of our undergraduate life. The Naval Academy of today is the same Naval Academy our seniors remember and love. Yet, in another sense, it is not the same. Today, it is a broader and better institution. The point of view of the Service has changed with the age of the Service, just as our point of view has changed with our years in the Service. This Lucky Bag is a record of the newer Naval Academy. It tells of the broader life and the better understanding between officers and midshipmen which mark the administration of the Superintendent, Rear Admiral Henry B. Wilson, and the Commandant, Captain Thomas R. Kurtz. I niTU 1 M rmTT I Il Our Yard The years have rolled along their path and have not stayed to wait To see the working of their time nor what has stayed hehuid; What monuments to memory, emoluments of fate. Are left that our rememhrance of the past be not unkind. The ghosts of what has long since gone are here in every stone To cheer the lives beginning with the courage of the past; Tradition cannot let our dreams stand single and alone Now that the lives we seek to mold are what such forbears cast. Old ships moored in the sunlight with their patching and their rust; The mounds of old Fort Severn smiling out across the bay; The relics of our forbears that are hallowed with the dust Of dreams and loyal sacrifice that will not blow away. Blow on, you winds that cannot part the old from what is new; Whose passing fans the altar flame within the Service shrine; Blow on, and freshen youth ' s bright spark that it may smoulder, too. And be intrinsic with their ash and join their great decline. Our dead have left their greeting and the courage that they send Is borne in these traditions to the men who still must go Down on the path that winds to where they too may find an end As great in its finality as what these others show. •,virir. nwiur ii, ?N - lW ' ;mx I f f fr: ' - mn(iif:-yf!?.yi s ' r ,irm :- ' . ' !j: ) ii(n Jf .l.l vN - ti . ■, ' riryi MK ' l! iiin, :- V vwn, ih ' -- ' iTf. ' i,: , ■ r , t ' : ii UM .ijWiili ' Jlliinli I 1 , S )JI Japanese Bell Brought from the far-ofF eastern lands on ships that brought the vvord Of peace between the gateways of the Orient and the West; Still speaking in the accents that a foreign temple heard. You stand, a gift of Emperors, upon this new land ' s breast. 1 W Wn mrf. .-y ;r- i»ir;r7 r 7 ff ' ,:. vr ' « " " n!i ' ,v. f ' ini ini 1 iy ii I u, M. y s I p -T:gj )fxJ WILLIAM FRANCIS BULLIS MiDDLEPORT, Ohio IT is September the first and the scene opens in the W. B. and A. Station in Washington. There is the usual crowd there, but the pre- dominating element is girls, — obviously debu- tantes of the season — and upon the face of each is a look of expectancy- The car from Annapolis arrives and from it steps our hero. A hundred girlish voices are heard to shout, " My Bill! " and the old building fairly rocks with their enthusiasm. But why continue the sad story.? Many of these beautiful girls were injured in the mad rush which followed ajid two were frightfully mangled in the melee, in spite of " Bill ' s " efforts to fight them off. The scene closes as it began, peacefully. The winner, a beautiful type of social butterfly, walks proudly out, holding on to our hero ' s arm and as she passes is heard to remark as she looks coyly into his eyes, " My Bill " . In spite of his debutante-chasing tendencies, " Bill " has an insatiable desire to succeed, coupled with a spirit which refuses to admit de- feat — especially where the Steam Department is concerned. Wrestling Squad (4, 3); Class Wrestling (2); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). Q GLENN NEWMAN Ennis, Texas SPEARMINT! What.? Haven ' t heard! He is mayor of an East Texas metropolis, Hicks- ville I believe the name is. The train hesitated, jerked, stopped. We alighted. No, this can not be the place! But, at the suggestion of the flagman, we looked on the other side of the track at — Hicksville. The crowd of three parted. A rotund figure. Mayor " Wrigley " , advanced and gave us the key to his city. Remember before graduation.? " Me for New York where millions are waiting for the right man ! " The reporter for the town paper gave it to us. Our hero, suffering a nervous break- down (loss of sleep while in the Navy), was thrown on his resources. His besetting sin, chewing (gum), gave him the hunch that made him. Hicksville, statistics showed was the one 100% chewing town of the U. S. He started with a spitoon factory, later branching into the " cut-plug " business and — " Hiram Jenks hain ' t sold navy a twist ' er terbaccy since. " Moreover Hicksville is conducive to rest. We dined with the mayor that evening, but as our train left after bed-time we did not see him again. We now subscribe to the Monthly Wriggle and if we are to believe it, Newman will be the next governor of Texas. Class Wrestling {4, 3, 2); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). ' Bill " V {TI " H ' rigley 33 , ¥(S9 SCtb y " ' i ' f ' mni JOHN LOUIS ALLEN Springfield, Ohio 10CAL Boy - napolis. " Scores Appointment to An- This announcement in red scare-head type by the Springfield Bugle, followed by a detailed account of " Louie ' s " part in life and future ambitions, heralded his entrance into the Navy. Since then, he has diligently applied himself to variousthings atdifferent periods. And itwas only last fall that he, by a glorious achievement, won his P — broken window — from the Penn- sylvania Railroad, a highly envied letter. Ex- tending himself further in the field of reports, he has also been awarded the barbed wire N for wall jumping. Not satisfied with the honors won in the field of sports, he has at times extended himself in other fields. We hear of him among the men of ■ ' Letters and Words " , a highly respected liter- ary society of the Academy. " Louie " received recognition by this society on account of his widely known constructive work with the Caribon Stock Co. In the field of science, " Louie " has conducted extensive research work in " oil-burning " . His analogies on this subject are accepted every- where without question. " Say, is that reveille? " o PUheCrezv {4); Q ' Assistant Manager (2); Manager (J); _ Reception Committee (1); " Class Water Polo (2, 1). Oc HENRY WILLIAM GOODALL Salina, Kansas " TT AP ' S " native custom has spared him the A A pangs of merciless notoriety. He came to us thoroughly sophisticated in the ways of his brethren. Try and get him to fall for ye old line if you must, but it will be all in vain. If he has any weakness whatever, he keeps it a guarded secret. However, his actions on the eve of our Second Class Army game are ques- tionable. Leaving the hop, " Hap ' s " drag sud- denly discovered the loss of an earring. Where or how it happened is not sufficiently clear, but anyway the loss was apparent. " Hap " , with his usual gallantry, resolved to retrieve the family jewels. He searched the pavement for blocks from curb to curb and we came across him on his hands and knees obstructing the traffic in the main drag. " Walt " Raleigh in all his unique display was a piker compared to " Hap, " who braved not one puddle but fifty, not one coach, but a hundred taxis to win the favor of his lady. " Hey, you yaps! I don ' t mind you using the apartment for a bridge feet ofF ' n the bed. " game but keep your Football Squad (4); Class Football (2, 1); Class Football Numerals (2); Lacrosse {2, 1). 34 Louis ff-rd- ' Hap m-j - = 1 M W ' . ' ' . HUGH RODMAN LAMBERTH Dallas, Texas " ' l f AC, getyour feetoffthe table and park IVl that furnace on the roof. When you get in that position you make more noise than the Second Class going to a Nav ' P-work ' . " With this plaintive wail our own " Lisboa " starts his every day existence on the fourth deck, where he has done his regulation caulking since com- ing through the gate. In spite of the fact that he hasn ' t used up his first tube of shaving cream he has been able to withstand the responsibility of a Plebe four striper and the many attempts of the fair sex to change his mind about the girl back home. When it comes to spreading the fluent line, " Hughie ' s " tales of Europe as he sees it and how to spend an Easter leave have never failed to win him a seat in the hottest part of the club a la radiator. " I know she ' s a good sport, fine dancer and maybe good looking, but I ' ve made a solemn oath never to drag blind again, so you ' d better get some one who has nev er tried it. " " Come on, cherub, let ' s away to the movies. " Class Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); Class Football {4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Boxing (2, 1); Expert Rifleman: Chairman Reception Committee; Ring Committee. CHARLES CLARKE McDONALD Long Pine, Nebraska CHAP. I. " Say, did you ever eat a wild duck? You did! I thought Nebraska was the only place they shot ducks. Why, I ' ve killed so many " Chap. II. " Do you call this snow.? (Regis- tering huge disgust). Why, it snowed so hard in Nebraska in 1914 that we had to get out of the house by the upstairs window " ad in- finitum. Chap III. Ever since Mac knocked off switching freight cars and put on his first pair of shoes to enter the Navy, he has been disap- pointed to find that all vacanies in the Horse Marines have been filled. After having lived through a Plebe year of Dago and Second Classmen, " Fats " has had the world by the ears. " Been smoking cigarettes ever since I was five years old and just look at my chest ex- pansion! " But, nevertheless, he trains faith- fully, loses two pounds every day and gains three back at supper. Post Mortem. " No use boning, fellows. ( Once I made a 4.0 recitation in Ordnance and ° j; got hung on the tree with a 1.5. There ain ' t no justice. " 9 ' Assistant Manager Baseball {2); Manager Baseball (1); Class Water Polo (4 J, 2); Reception Committee (1); Manager Class Football (2); Gymkhana Committee. " Hughie " ' ' : ,0 35 ALABAMA ' S little rebel, in spite of his l . native caution, manages to make forma- tions and classes frequently enough to keep sat and drag occasionally. Caution is used advis- edly for conservation of energy, or laziness. One outstanding virtue which he has acquired this far north is his ability to sleep, but further civilizing is out of the question at present. His native language is a source of both amusement and perplexity. Owing to some minor differences in pronunciation, it requires a loving, patient disposition to stay with him to the end of a discussion. Like most rebels, he has a way of his own; the Exec and Ac de- partments giving in as readily and gracefully as other unfortunates whose identity chivalry prohibits revealing. He usually has a clean shirt to spare for indigent dependents. " She really loves you; she ' s just wntmg me to make you jealous. " " Now I ' ve got two coming down for the same week-end. " Class Football (4, 3); Class Lacrosse (2); Choir (4, 3, 2); Buzzard (2) . C Q o Oo HOWELL CHURCH FISH Bath, New York OF course, he ' s good natured. Look at his informal picture at the bottom of this page. On liberty in Panama he met a wily creature, supposedly his friend, who had stifled vanity and allowed his pate to be shorn. The person in question was very much like one of Aesop ' s fables concerning a fox who had lost his tail, and tried to persuade the other foxes to lose theirs, except that this modern Talleyrand had succeeded in extracting a promise from " Gus " to be entirely denuded of hair; but only after three rum punches under the benign, soothing, tropic sun. The next day, the unfortunate vic- tim, dreading the ridicule, indignity, and self- consciousness which would result from keeping the forced promise, submitted without a thought of the physical penalty of forfeit. Even with a bald poll, his heavy line, mag- netic smile and way with the matrons have placed him high among those careful mothers desiring a charming son-in-law. In keeping w ' ith his name and birthplace, " Gus " made a tremendous wake in swimming. Youngster summer, he was a member of the Olympic team but, unluckily, his team mates seem bound to secrecy by some very strong bond. " I drank milk in Christiania and Lisbon just to show my willpower — not for any girl ' s sake. " " Three Martinis, Waiter. " " Gus " : " Change that to two Martinis and one large milk. " ' Gus iSS SbiJ. HERBERT POTTER BEARCE Chicago, Illinois THE man who can chase a chicken leg from his plate across the table and into the Supe ' s lap and still retain a smile of ease on his countenance rates the gold leaf Bowditch. Herbie wears a star on the collar of his dress blouse, but it doesn ' t mean anything — there can ' t be much hope for a man who, after a dance with a chaperone, tells his drag how much more enjoyment there is in talking to people of mature minds. But strangest of all is that attraction to " red-headed gals. " The young damsel need have no other attribute than a reddish tinge, the redder, the better. All things considered, however, only one girl did describe him as charming, which he might be if he would only stop throwing ink bottles at his roommates. Log (4); Bronze Pin (4); Swimming Team (4, 3, 2, 1); sNAt(4); sNt (3,2,1); Rifle Team (4, 3); RNAT (4, 3); Expert Rifleman (4, 3, 2); Star (2); ' Buzzard (2). WILLIAM ATHERTON KANAKANUI Honolulu, Hawaii CAN ' oCANUEY, whatever that is; though " Bill " says he never gets canned any more; the real original web-footed fish. And say did you ever hear him guitar? Why, except for swimming and taking re-exams, playing the guitar is the best thing he does. It ' s quite a sight to see a fish play a guitar; don ' t miss it when you get a chance, and if he doesn ' t seem to have enough pep, give him a good swig of Tabasco Sauce. When you see " Bill " swimming with a long, slow, easy stroke you can ' t help but think that if he would only snap into it, he would make new world ' s records; as it is, he ' s satisfied with inter- collegiate ones. " Bill " is going to be stationed in Honolulu, so anyone who anchors there should look him up and learn how to ride a surf board and eat rice. Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); Block N (4, 3, 2, 1); SNt (1); Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2, 1); Ail-American Intercollegiate Swimming Team (3); Class Football (1). ftffi Sttefc. ROLAND VINCENT BAILLIE WooDHAVEN, Long Island D. O. : " Whatineirs wrong with you? Unsat in grease, over the top in demerits, and on the P. A. Hst! " " R. v. " : " No worse than others, sir, just unfortunate. " D. O.: " How come, unfortunate? How do you get that way? " " R. v. " : Unfortunate to get caught, sir. " D. 0.: (Wrathfully): " Unfortunate! Right now you are on the pap for unwarranted levity in official intercourse! " And so it went from month to month. " Rod " continued his Exec. P-works so long that, at the close of a week of infantry drill, he would absent-mindedly check off five periods from his schedule of walking tours. Though quiet and reserved, " Rod " is apt to cuss right lustily on occasion. He is happiest when perched on the radiator, obscured by clouds of smoke issuing from his odiferous pipe, discussing anything and everything. He can always be located by noting the direction from which comes his famous remark, " Now, can you imagine that? " DONALD FRANK BRODA Tampa, Florida ABOVE we have the one and only master . illustrator of all things naval. His special- ty is nautical appliances and marine devices. He is famed for his masterful line sketches and renowned for his originality. As early as Youngster year, his particular ability first as- serted itself. One day after twenty minutes of strenuous acrobatics and contortions at the board, " Don " modestly retired. His turn hav- ing come, " Steve " expatiated on his work, omitting no detail of least significance, orated under forced draft for ten minutes. Through it all, " Baldy " was deeply engrosse d in averaging twos and threes to make 2.3 ' s and the gallant eloquence of our hero was all in vain. At the close of his remarks, " Baldy " languidly bent his searching gaze upon the product of his toil and with a beautiful sarcastic drawl remarked, " Just what does that Chinese puzzle represent? Hereafter label all your sketches in large and legible letters. For your mark, you have a 1.0! " He hails from Florida, the land of sunshine, oranges and crocodiles. But to use the vernacu- lar, " Crabtown ain ' t so bad; it ' s nearer Balti- more. " 9 ' " Rod " 38 ' Don " « g fa GEORGE HARCOURT BELLINGER, Jr. Atlanta, Georgia " • ' ' ' EORGE " is a genuine Georgia Cracker, VJ hailing from Atlanta. When he became big enough to be bathed in a real man-sized bath-tub, he made an important discovery- He found out that soap floats, and immediately became interested in all things that obey the law of Archimedes. From that day on, his family knew that he was destined for a naval career, and behold — now he is pursuing the destiny the fates decreed for him. The first four days of Youngster cruise, " George " was almost convinced that the fates were wrong, but finally it got so that even the rolling of the old Michigan could not affect him. However, he never recovered from Christiania. " George ' s " life has resembled a movie seriaL being one episode after another. But the one that is most typical of him occurred when he was returning from recitation and the wind blew his cap off while he was on the terrace. " George " became exasperated and tried to kick the offending cap over Bancroft Hall. He did not succeed; but the cap came down minus its visor. Nevertheless, life is not all play with him, for he has had to put in more hours of con- scientious boning than most men in the class. His commission will be a well-earned reward. SYLVAN BERLINER San Antonio, Texas " TISTEN, my friends, and you shall hear the J— wonderful story of the Alamo " — then he ' s off without drawing breath. " Burly " will dis- course " ad infinitum " on the glories of the Lone Star State. If the native sons are all that way, no wonder Santa Anna used up an army taking the Alamo. When free from the Academic grind of the day, " Sylvano " will be found swinging a pair of " haymakers " in the roped arena, or in restful repose dreaming of the latest Coles Phillips masterpiece. When the week-end rolls around, " Sylvano " is headed for the social circles of our little town. A past master in the little gallantries and courtesies, dear to feminine hearts, his romantic episodes are many. But there is one little girl in the Kitts, whose endear- ing remarks aroused " Tex " to righteous wrath. The dusky princess eased up to " Burly " and sweetly murmured, " Darling, give me a cig- arette. " Just remind him of it — then start to run, brother — you ' ll need to. Class Football; Gymkhana. Q o o ' Burly ' 39 JOHN ARNOLD BALDWIN BiSBEE, Arizona LISTEN, youse middies, and I ' ll relate J Why the skipper came in so very late. ' Twas the second of Apiil, in twenty-three, When the skipper sailed in from the open sea. Now, Captain Jack and his salty crew, When the bay was rough and the wind was true, Left Baltimore City on Chespeake Bay At six in the morning that glorious day. By five p. m. they hoped to ride Where the mighty Severn joins the tide. They tacked and wore and sometimes swore But scarcely gained a yard or more. i The " Winnesemmit " gave him a tow, • If she hadn ' t, he ' d have had to row. On April the third, at five o ' clock. He was safely moored at the Santee dock; He was tired and dirty and exceedingly wet But he ' ll be a great sailor, we ' re willing to bet. Just give him time, and await the day, And he ' ll retire on commodore ' s pay. Track Squad {4, 3, 2, 1). R 9 " Chesty " 40 : S „ S 55 :-« a . LOUIS DENT SHARP, Jr. Fort Benton, Montana BOOM! Boom! " Dinty ' s " war cry Young- ster cruise made him famous throughout fair Scandihoovia. Since then he has had few opportunities to use it except when he comes out top side in his bouts with the Math and Juice Departments. He has always dreaded , the embarrassment of wearing a star on his ' c collar and has had a hard time to convince the 5 Profs that he is wooden. It is true that his - ' name has appeared on various and sundry trees but he always manages to hang up his 2.5. " Dinty " is what you could call a snake with ) L a single-jointed vertebrae. He drags by spells. o For a month or two he wears out many a , Stetson tripping the light fantastic, then agam - he coudn ' t be steered near a hop with any of the mechanisms mentioned in Johnny Gow. " Dinty " has been Treasurer of the " Big Four " during his sojourn by the Bay. This is o his great evil. Class Lacrosse (4, 2); Numerals {4, 2.) ■ iin a ,1 t. ORVILLE FRANCIS GREGOR Heber Springs, Arkansas " OAY, Mister, why did you come in the O Navy? " " They needed a good man, sir. " At a very young age, " Nap " decided that he was destined to be a sea-dog, so at the age ot seventeen, he left the haunts of Razorbacks to become a Naval Officer. " Nap " did not begin his career with the Executive Department until Second Class year, when he was honored for over half ot the year by being a charter member of the Pi Alphas. As for the Academics, " Nap " was a savoir, although the English and Dago Profs did not think so. When it came to working probs, he could baffle even the Profs. As a snake, he wasn ' t. The weaker sex did not have any attraction for him. In athletics he was conspicuous by his ab- sence. He was a member of such organizations as the Radiator Club and mustered regularly with the Sub Squad. " That ' s fruit. Can ' t you see it? " O GEORGE CROSBY TOWNER Fort Benton, Montana EARLY in life, our hero showed that his in- clinations lay in the direction of the sea by his astounding skill at sailing small boats, which his father purchased from the Fort Benton Five and Ten Cent Store on the mighty Shonkin. True to his boyhood dreams, he found the life at Michigan too lubberly, and made his way to the brackish Severn. Anyone who has ever written a biography, or had his written, well knows that George Wash- ington never would have been able to tell such complimentary lies. Therefore, since the writer and George have a lot in common, nothing will be said about " Bull " being six feet two inches in height and every inch a man. But, since something must be said, allow us to sally forth in verse: Although he had many good stories to tell. And though he told some of these stories quite well. No reader would think that ' s all he could do If he, she, or it could live with him, too. Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Football (4, 3, 2): Numerals (2); Buzzard (2). J " Ofty " « ' .• OaO " Bull " 41 - ' SM I u FRANK HAYWOOD BALL Raleigh, North Carolina ON entering the Academy, " Duke " ac- quired fame without effort. His room- mates, who had been in for a week or two, let him take charge of the room. Well, the D. O. walked in and found " evidence of unauthorized use of tobacco " . For this offence, Frank packed up his belongings for a month ' s cruise on the Reina. From that time on, his status as one of the elite was fixed among his classmates. Regulation he always was. Nothing would break his heart more than to see one of his roommates go to formation without a collar. He carried regulations to an excess as long as " Big-hearted Bob " remained with us. He never missed a foraging party, however. " Duke " sports numerals from the classes of Twenty-Two, Twenty-Three and Twenty-Four. The history given above, therefore, is of an- other age than ours. We claim him just the same. " Is it spades? ' Taint clubs. " Class Baseball (3,2, 1); Numerals (2, 1); Class Football (i, 2); Log Staff {4). ALGERNON SIDNEY KING Branchville, Maryland rOOK! Look here, now! You fellows have got me all wrong. You could knock me over with a sledge hammer. Why, I wouldn ' t trust a girl as far as you could throw a freight train. Nevertheless, in spite of all his statements to the contrary, early in his naval career he found himself the standing part of a lover ' s knot. " Sid " picks out sports requiring little exer- tion, lacrosse and water-polo being the favor- ites. He acquired his knowledge of lacrosse with the squad during Plebe year, but came back to lend his services to the class. He is a consistent water-polo player and his knowledge of a few " sink ' em " holds kept his place on the squad and also aided him with other pursuits of the Academy. Time not taken by sports he devotes to Academics, hiking team, and drag- ging. You could hardly call " Sid " a humorist but few who approach him come out with all the honors. Some of his remarks require a little . thought but the meaning is there. The old adage O of " The one who laughs last " applies to him. ° O A glimpse of him in a few years from now would probably show him a Nav. Prof, of the O ' first water, and a bachelor — well, hardly. 9 ' Lacrosse Squad (4); Class Lacrosse (3, 2); If ' ater-polo {4, 3, 2); if NAP (i, 2). M ' Duke " 42 m o " Sid " tS b FRANK CHESTER LAYNE Parkersburg, West Virginia " T T THAT do you say there, boy; where ' s W my keep smilin ' sign? That Nav Depart- ment must think there are too many midship- men in this place. " That comes from Bancroft Hall, but on the cruise the main question is " When does the next liberty party shove off? " And trust to him to be on hand whether you give him the correct dope or not. First and foremost, " Shady " has been a nineteen-twenty-four man. From Plebe year through the trials and tribulations of Youngster year. Second Class year with its snakish tenden- cies, and even through First Class year " e ' wuz wit ' us " and collected several sets of numerals. But in lacrosse, Findlayson claimed him as varsity material Second Class year, which permanently berthed him with the haman- eggers. However, his talents are not confined to athletics alone. As a member of the Hop Com- mittee he has graced the Armory and talked of the Navy to the feminine listeners in a note- worthy fashion. It is just the natural conse- quence of feminine presence, however, because the light that lies in a woman ' s eyes attracts O him just like a candle does a moth. Class Football {4, 3, 2); Football Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse {4, 3); Lacrosse Numerals (4); Lacrosse Squad (2); Class Basketball (4, 3, 2); Hop Committee (■?). ROBERT CALVIN SUTLIFF Rhinelander, Wisconsin AFTER having served as a coxswain of a l . cutter one summer, this decrepit youth decided his profession lay in the Naval Service. Even at an early age, his yearning for the sea was noticeable in the way he so ably manned a shovel at the sandy Wisconsin shores — which experience aided him considerably when the cry, " Ten more buckets " , reached the ears of a tired " Bob " . His greatest asset and characteristic is his power to hold back and say nothing in an argu- ment, following the advice of the famous Hector at Salamis, " Argue not and live long " . Always ready to serve a classmate, though pressed at times, " Bob " , in spite of the advantages taken of him, is always present with that pleasing dis- position that makes you happy, in spite of your- self. No matter what we say, the old saying, " There ' s a little bit of bad in every good little boy, " still holds; for did he not make a cruise on the U. S. S. Sandpiper? Wrestling Squad (3, 2); Class Lacrosse {3, 2); Numerals {2). o Oo Bob " 43 ..d S bk! STEPHEN GEORGE BARCHET Annapolis, Maryland THIS is the same " Steve " who affords recreation to the Maryland natives by running down the gridiron, dodging, with the elusive hips of a ballet dancer, the onslaughts of eleven men. After football season, all avail- able time is spent in pulling sat in sleep, until Spring wafts her potent respiration on the chilly ozone, when he again manages to snatch the toast and eggs from the commissary. " Steve ' s " wilder days are over smce his mind hit the single track in heart affairs, even though he is still running on dead reckoning. Although wilful in assertions and persistent in intentions, under normal circumstances, his plans, opinions, and even habits are altered by a mere letter, one of which he receives every day. " Steve " is built very close to the ground, in fact, one would think that he did all his growing in the horizontal plane. However, if he bucks his sixty-two years in the Navy m the same manner he walloped some of his jousting op- ponents, he should eventually get a first mort- gage on a barge, despite his dory displacement. Football (4, 3, 2,1); N (3); N (2); Baseball (4, 3, 2,1); N (3); N (2); Class Secretary (4, 3, 2). SHIRLEY YOUNGS CUTLER MiDVALE, Utah IN spite of " Cy ' s " unassuming attitude, there is very little that escapes detection by those dark, sparkling eyes. He is aware of all that happens. One would never suspect that such a " human cyclone " could be so disguised, but it is this camouflaging quiet disposition vvhich reaps him many benefits. It is his look of inno- cence together with his existing lack of such that appeals to the fair sex. But, alas, girls, " Cy ' s " attentions are concentrated to one fair maiden. He is the living example of the effects which the feminine charm may produce. How- ever, all who knew " Cut " in his wilder days will agree that all alterations have been for his betterment. This man of conventions is as reliable as a chronometer — that ' s why he is called upon when something is to be done well and on time. He is a wizard at puzzles in Juice and is always consulted on difficult problems. Those who have enjoyed this boy ' s acquaintance will know that there is a " Cy " at the bottom of every great accomplishment. - Gymkhana (4); , Class Boxing (2); Radiator Club (4, 3, 2). Steve 44 ' ' • ..mi ai .; JAMES RUSSELL DANCY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma WHEN " Sunny Jim " dropped into our midst from the wild and woolly west he was as girl shy as most people are guri shy; but now the Sheik has nothing on him. It is no won- der — for you should see him dance. Then — those broad shoulders, those slender hips and that curly hair would make any girl wish to claim him. " Jim " delights in working under a handicap, since it tends to make that attained more appreciable. But in affairs of the heart, " Jim " works against no handicaps — lured by his glamourous line, the girls are more than willing to worship at his feet. " Jim " was rewarded for his diligent work in the gym by receiving the captaincy of the team. His magnificent sense of humor and his infectu- ous laugh will carry him over many of life ' s difficulties. We, as his classmates, put every trust in him, knowing that his path through life will be strewn with glorious successes and achievements. GNAt{4); gNt{3,2); Captain Gym Team (1). JOHN CHARLES WALDRON Fort Pierre, South Dakota TRANGER, pause! Look at this strange specimen. Reading from the outboard hal- liard, we make out the ambitious student, the aspiring athoolete, the snake par excellence and, last but not least, the sea-going cowpuncher. Here is a man who is lord of fluttering hearts, scattered from hither to yon, wherever he has travelled. And yet, he wouldn ' t let Helen her- self in his room after study call has busted. The " Busy Day " sign is always in evidence on " Jawn ' s " door during boning hours. Lady Luck has given him a cold shoulder as far as athletics are concerned. " Jawn " comes across with the desire and the ability, but the aforementioned damsel steps in with the sand and rocks. Having taken a shot at everything, he has at last decided to choose the sport which will keep him in the hospital the shortest time, sort of a cross between boxing and wrestling. His ambition is laudable, since the doctors need a rest. Po Class Wrestling (2); Class Boxing (3). 9° o Oo Jawn 4S ir u WALLACE MORRIS BEAKLEY ViNELAND, New Jersey WHERE are you from, Mr. Beakley? Get your knees together. Did you punch cows in your youth? " " Aye, aye sir. No sir. I am from Vineland, New Jersey, " our bow-legged hero (with pride). " From Vineland. ' Certainly not from the great city of Vineland. ' Why, I ' m from the United States, too. " There you are. Out at second. Our prodigy, ( " Wallace " is his name, the same as the great Scotch man) soon decided to go out for football but alack and alas, al- though he covered the ground like unto the jack rabbit, his opponents nimbly dodged be- tween his legs, and of course our " Wallace " was at a disadvantage. But listen closely. Nothing daunted, he turned his endeavors to fields where he could satisfy his increasing passion for action. His war cry was " Raw meat " , invariably followed by a resounding sock. Academically speaking, he ' s the squirrels squint; philosophically speaking, he can give you the correct definition for entropy or the resume of the last Cosmo and, although modes- ty prevents him, could claim the following honors. JNF (2, 1); lnt(3,2,i); g, Lacrosse (4, 3). d ' OoO JOSEPH WILLIAM FOWLER Havana, Cuba " ly yTR. FOWLER, feather your ears, " comes IVX down the line. And " Joe " endeavors to put his heels together and bring the offend- ing members fore and aft. But that ' s onlv part " Joe " arrived in a palm beach suit and a straw hat on a hot June day in 1920. The hat soon passed to the corridor moke and the suit melted away under a pile of clothes, gear and mattresses that totally eclipsed " Joe " . He early developed a hardened contempt for the trivial matters of a mid ' s life and so came in for a lot of attention Plebe year. " Where do you come from, Mr. Fowler? " brought out the interesting fact that he came from Havana. A constant battle in the Ac Department found " Joe " unsat at the end of the first year, but " Joe " stuck and he ' s been sticking with us ever since. In Dago, " Joe " has been our savoir for two years. " All hands on this cor- ridor report to Fowler ' s room, he ' s going to read the Dago " is a stampede signal. And when it ' s all over, " Joe " wants to know who ' ll translate the Juice. When " Joe " filled in the blanks on a Nav question sheet and brought the sheet home with him we thought we had heard the best, but " Joe " is full of possibilities. His dis- regard for Maryland cold weather and femmes, together with his love of an argument, are " Joe ' s " outstanding qualifications. Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Class Wrestling {3, 2); Choir (4). ' Wallace " 46 n Joe (r i :. ia tea J 1. w? HICKORY CARTER FLOED Boise, Idaho " T T rHAT, brown socks! " — with these words VV our hero became aware of the fact that another of his indiscretions had been revealed. Alas! He was to find that, all through his career such imprudences were to be dealt with in a summary manner. But in spite of these, our little " Hickory " has clung to his visions of the ideal. Since the episode of the brown socks, many moons have passed; he has grown older in years, yea, and in experience, but he is as reckless — and lucky — as ever. At sundry times he has exhibited oratorical powers to a marked degree. As witness the time when, in a cabaret in Philly, he made him- self and his companions the center ot attraction. And on another and more auspicious occasion, he appeared as the advocate of a strong military policy before a gathering of North Carolina farmers and convinced them of the folly of Dis- armament. The All-Academics have taken up much of his time, but between the rounds he has been able to satisfy his penchant for poetry and good books. " Hey, ' Hick ' , how about the countess? " CHARLES ARTHUR FERRITER Boone, Iowa WHAT ' S your name, mister? " " Ferriter, sir. " " Fur-eater? Spell it. " " F-E-R-R-I-T-E-R. " " Well, Mister Fire-eater, you are on the pap for unmilitary conduct. " Thus, the " Brute " was init iated into the Order of Crossed Shoes, by taking part in the four mile runs held every Saturday. After many vicissitudes of fortune, he donned the single diag. He returned from Youngster cruise a sea-going and salty hombre, one of these fellows who had been and seen, even though much of his seeing was done through a porthole. More lucky than most of us, he was made a navigator during Second Class cruise, and he steered straight back to old loway, where the natives still marvel at some of his stories. Next to the fair sex, the Academics are the least of his worries. He spends three months of each term resting for the coming fray. During the last month, he quits his little world ot books to gird his loins for the battle. In these conflicts he has received many a cruel wound, but has always come out topside. 9 ' Hickory " ' ' That 47 i i gtiffitfew! ly ' iM " VA " CHARLES EDWARD BEATTY Liberty, New York LIFE has its little jokes, but the best joke of J all is to see Charles ' name as editor of the " N. A. Song Book " why ye gods! He could- n ' t carry a tune in a basket. The " Admiral ' s " love for aquatic sports made him a charter member of the Sub Squad and if you could only have seen him tearing through the tank at the rate of a lap an hour you surely would have been tempted to yell, " Away all lifeboats! " Being a man of moods, you never can tell when you will find him doing his latest step to the tune of " She broke my heart so I broke her jaw " or sobbing about someone having put some records or books on his side of the table, but you can always count on his being hungry and sleepy. Just tell him that he got a 3.9 on the Juice exam or there is a letter waiting for him from the O. A. O. if you want him to cheer up or show you how to work some Nav. " Say, whose got some chow? " Sub Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Log {4, 3), Bronze Log N (4); Editor Naval Academy Song Book; Buzzard (2); Advertising Manager Lucky Bag. JOHN THOMAS ENGEMAN, Jr. Brooklyn, New York WHO owns this? " the D. O. asked, kick- ing a laundry bag full of letters. " I do, sir, " pipes up the gallant " Jack " . " What do you want to keep them for? " " Because they are my most cherished pos- sessions, sir. " " Well, if they ' re so damned valuable hire a safety deposit box for them. I won ' t have them in the closet any longer! " For reasons best known to himself, " Slim " failed to make the return train from Philly from the Army-Navy game, but rumor has it that the same girl was at the bottom of all his diffi- culties. This caused him to miss all the hops during the coming month, made him a charter member of the " Lady Springfield Club " , and caused his reputation as a " never-miss-a-hop kind " to suffer a blow from which it has never recovered. Blessed with good looks and big feet, (which proved an asset in maneuvering over the decks of Dahlgren Hall, to the surprise of everyone), " Jack " was always in great demand by the O Crabs and femmes who gave him many mo- C ments of mental anxiety in deciding whose turn came next. O " What ' s the lesson for today, Charles? " " Is that all? Guess I ' ll write a couple of let- ° ters. " Assistant Manager Lacrosse (2); ■ Manager (7). 9 ' Admiral ' 48 fe- ' •Jack ' ' -.. _,,« gtfifflfa DONALD BYRON BENNETT Allenhurst, New Jersey DON " is a typical man of moods. At times he lives up to that boyish countenance while, at other moments, his brow is drawn up in a frown and everybody is accused of deliber- ately mislaying the only whisk broom. Spare moments Plebe year found " Don " on the hunt of the elusive tendency, and we firmly believe that he could rig an outboard draft on a Chinese junk. His chief pride is in his coiffure, which he keeps in an up-to-the-minute state of cultiva- tion by the use of countless tonics, restoratives, violet-waters, creams, etc. Whether his des- tination is a hop, gym, the pool or a tea fight, his motto is iron-clad, " A place for each hair, and each hair in its place. " But, in spite of these various idiosyncrasies, our fervent hope is that, some day, when all these " rivers " are no longer rivers of doubt and we are toting the broad gold stripe on each arm, this lad will take us on another of the " glorious liberties " which he can so ably conduct. " What say, ' Don ' , have another? " " Sure. " Class Swimming (4, 3); Swimming Squad (2, 1). O o Oo Don " ROBERT SYLVESTER BERTSCHY Omaha, Nebraska ALWAYS ready for a roughhouse, an argu- . ment on why so is such, or to perform a favor for a friend, he is one of the few who will drag blii d more than once. Following each of the many times that " Bob " has been bricked, he swears to become a Red Mike, but we find him always ready to take another chance. Although " Bob " is small of stature, he has disproved the idea that only large men are athletes. Whoever has seen him in a lacrosse game can vouch for his ability to wield a wicked shallalie. We also hear that he tried boxing Plebe year, but after awakening one from a brief bout, " Bob " decided that this was no game for him. His sworn enemy is Dago (actively represent- ed by the spies of the Dago department). For four years, he has gone forth semi-annually and conquered. " Bob " knows the combination of the all-night circuit and after taps on exam, nights. Second Class year, he used to hold a study parlor in his room. " Let go of me, you big brute. " Lacrosse Numerals (4); Soccer {2, 1); ANf [2); Lacrosse (J, 2, 1); LNAt{3); lNt{2). RICHARD JOSEPH BOURKE, JR. ScRANTON, Pennsylvania " TET ' S eat. " Here he comes, a scion of St. I J Patrick ' s own. " Rome wasn ' t built in a day " and neither was Richard ' s appetite ap- peased in such a space of time. " Aw! the Greek ' s good for another chow. He knows we are good for it, too. " Thus Wednesdays and Saturdays speed by for this young follower of Epicurus. Many and varied have his experiences been. Being a natural mixer and the possessor of an ear to ear smile, he has been the combination to numerous adventures. He has parned his hne with the decadent nobility of Lisbon on the sunny slopes of the Tagus and has laid waste among the Senoritas of Panama — to say nothing of those fair damsels of Martinique. Knowledge is a good thing, so believes our hero, and he does seem to know his stuff. When things get beyond the ordinary, leave it to Bourke and he will prove to all what a life-saver he really is. U JAMES HENRY NATT HUDNALL Roanoke, Virginia FOR God ' s sake, somebody catch that man before he falls to pieces! " said Hoppy ' j Bell, the tenor of ' 21, on the occasion of " Natt ' s " debut as a Plebe. Hence the sobriquet of " Death " . " Natt ' s " ability to keep his amount available correct to three significant figures earned him the nickname " Scotchie " although he denies any connection with the kilt and bag- pipe race over and above a sincere admiration for the achievements of the Haig brothers. The fair sex has never failed to appeal to " Natt " . He feels toward them all the tender- ness that a dyspeptic landlord has for a dead- beat tenant, although his cynicism, we are to believe, might be softened by some possessor of a formidable bank balance and a cruiser type of gas-chariot. But why go further? How many of the candid readers of this Lucky Bag will assert that a girl is less acceptable because she has a million or so of her own? " Damn it, Bourke, turn out, I ' ve heard of people who died in bed! " Q o Oo " Dick " SO ' Death ' ROBERT WARREN LARSON Cheyenne, Wyoming LOOKING at his rosy cheeks and robust J build, you just know he spent his early days on the plains of his native state. Swede is not at all the story-book cow-puncher; quite the opposite, in fact. He is quiet in the extreme and has never been known to give the famous " Hook ' em, cowboy " yell. Our hero ' s pet diversion is playing solitaire, and he spends most of his leisure hours trying to prove that it is a good game. High on the tree; dragging blind, a philos- ophy that would make Socrates turn over in his grave — that ' s Swede. He has his own ideas about life and nothing will change them, — except, possibly, a girl. Bob tries never to force his opinions on any- one and is one of the rarest specimens ot man- kind, — a good listener. " I ' m going to the Asiatics for the first twenty years, ' cause they ' re the hardest. " Class Lacrosse (3) . CHARLES FRANCIS REPLINGER Chicago, Illinois SO this is Cutie.? Well, I am certainly glad I have finally met you, I have heard so much about you. " Thus is " Rep " greeted by the fair sex. In spite of this, he is a confirmed Red Mike and sel- dom, if ever, graces the armory with his pres- ence on Saturday nights. Instead, he amuses himself and one of his numerous proteges playing Puzzle Peg in his room. " Rep " has never been troubled by the Aca- demic wolf at his door, and the only red marks he gets are in grease. In the gym, he is a per- fect specimen of manly grace, and a living example of what " an hour a day at honest play " can do for a man. Although " Rep " is going to be a Gyrene, we all hope that we will be his shipmates and en- joy his company again. Gym Squad (4, 3, 2,1); GNAT(2); Sub Squad (3, 2); Class Track (4). o 9 ' Oo " Surde " " Ref 51 ■ - " ' -■A ' ' . JOHN WILLIAM CHEW BRAND EvANSviLLE, Indiana " AND every time the wheel goes ' round 1 - some one wins a prize. " It ' s an old line, but " Jack " has put it across at two Gymkhanas. He began his naval career in the proper environment (ground deck, third wing), and the least of his troubles Plebe year was his inability to supply the entire First Class of the deck with wearing apparel. Incidently, as a Plebe, he always looked most happy and carefree when sitting on infinity. " Jack " is a never-failingsource of information in respect to current Academy " dope " , and has long considered the compdation of a " Who ' s Who at the Naval Academy " . While not a con- firmed snake, he has strong tendencies toward that evil, and, dragging or stagging, he never misses a hop. In between times he plays at class athletics and runs " Spike ' s " stable of boxers. Jack is a never failing ray of sunshme, his perpetual smile being his outward sign of in- ternal mirth. Class Football (3, 2, J); Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Assistant Manager Boxing (2); Manager ( ),• Gymkhana (3, 2, ). , 52 Jack O RALPH CLEMENT CARROLL Fall River, Massachusetts NO, this fair " Dixie " does not hail from the " fair Southland " , but rather from the icy north, the name merely being a tradi- tion for all Carrolls. Coming from Massachu- setts, he is, of course, a savoir and therefore expended little time or worry on the Academics. Plebe year his yodelling ability and winning smile made him a necessary part of every upper-classman ' s entertainment and all his Sunday dinners were booked far in advance. June Week found him well versed in the ways and traditions of the Navy and the cruise made him one of the charter members of the Michigan ' s alley gang. His social activities and triumphs on the cruises were many and no doubt such names as Kristiania, Lisbon, Panama and San Juan will always hold an important place in his reminis- cences. Although he ' s not a confirmed dragee, no hop is quite complete without his smiling countenance and each year shows an increas- ing tendency on his part to better acquaint himself with the fairer sex. ' Class Wrestling (4); Class Lacrosse (3); Gymkhana {3, 2, J); HOWELL ARVON JONES Chicago, Illinois " TT TELL, now, it surely is unfortunate that VV you fellows have never been educated to a full appreciation of the wonders of our greatest city. I have always maintained that the local boys represented the flower, yea, the cream of American manhood. How about it, local boys? " The Windy City sheik came to Crabtown blessed with two colorful traits: one, a boastful love for his home town; the other, an undying aversion for a regulation haircut. One look at the scissor-kiss that he pays fifty cents for and calls a haircut is enough to make the barber buy a horse and enter legitimate trade. However, in spite of this extravagance, his pecuniary cupid- ity marks him as a financier of great promise, as indicated by the mean amount available he car- ries. So, if the Navy ever flivvers as a profes- sion, " Howie " can easily turn to merchandis- ing; possessing, as he does, the primary requi- sites for business. " Hey! Watch those butts! I swept out just two weeks ago, and Bob ' s liable to throw an inspection this morning. " Class Track (4, 3, 2); Numerals (J, 2); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). c ROBERT EUGENE SAYRE Elgin, Illinois ' ARAMBA! Caramba! Senor, why don ' t you let me hear-r you r-roU them r-rs — no reason why you can ' t do it, all the telephone girls do. " " Yes, sir, I know that, but I ' m not a tele- phone girl! " Accompanied by groans from the Prof, this is a very fair example of the way in which our " Don Roberto " surmounted the difficulties of the Dago Department. However, he seems to have been gifted with the ability to make tasks, ordinarily unpleasant to most of us, commonplace. And his jingles: " A suit of whites a day Sure keeps the dirt away. " With his soap and bucket, he broke the heart of many a laundry queen on the fair Island of • " Trinidad. " The Four Best Years of My Life " marked the high point of his oratorical career. Among the volumes of elements which filled his book- shelf, we found " Why Girls Leave Home " , which in all probability accounts for his charms as a snake, though his knowledge in this line C,- seemed to have surpassed the elementary, t " Who has our nickle for the collection this _ morning, ' Howie ' V 9 ' Gymkhana (2, 1); Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2). S3 rff gyjffit faJ T? fe WILLIAM DRANE BROWN Jacksonville, Florida " TT " HAT HO, what manner of man is this, VV Who carries himself in parenthesis? " Have you not heard the name or the undying fame of this youth from the Florida coast? Well, it ' s not of his hair nor his freedom from care that we wish most in these lines to boast. ' Tis the shapely young limbs and the humorous whims of this dashing, young sea cavalier. From his hips to his toes, in two deft Grecian bows, bend the sea legs with which he doth steer. They ' re the ladies ' delight, but spell ter- rible plight to the foe in football and lacrosse; for to dive through his knees (you would pass through with ease) is the one way his pathway to cross. At repartee he ' s an ace, tells droll stories with grace, and speaks Dago like Wop n disguise. He ' s oft heard to say, " What, Dago today, well, how ' s for a rubber, you guys? ' , So " U. S. S. " Brown, with a smile or a frown, we wish you a safe cruise and snappy, ' till some Florida deb shall catch you in her web, and make you a landsman unhappy. Football Squad (4, 5, 2, 1); NA (2); I Lacrosse (3, 2, I); lNAt [3); Boxhig Squad (i, 2); Numerals (2); Company Representative {4, 2, 1). 9 ' GLENN ROY HARTWIG Detroit, Michigan HARK! That terrible noise! No, it ' s not the fire wagon. That ' s just little " seago- ing " shaking the barnacles out of his voice to the tune of the " Swayback Volunteers " . " Wig ' s " restless longing for excitement, his impulsive desire for an argument or a fight, his voracity and love for the sea, all are but the vestiges of hidden strains of Viking blood. His great fore- paw, traveling under the name of " Skaghound " , pulled stroke oar on the first Viking racing shell to reach this country. Since then, " Wig " has successfully stroked his 2.5, although nearly capsizing several times. Woe be unto the lady who tries to make a cakie out of him. Although he stars in hiero- glyphics, wafts a mystic snowshoe in the game of lawn tennis and professes a rabid desire to shoot his daily dozen of the elusive golfs, he will never be any woman ' s Romeo, for when it comes to consistency in the art of home-build- ing, he just refuses to play under those words. Tennis Squad {4, i, 2, 1); Block N {2); ' THAT (3); Captain ( ); Class Football (4, 3). " Bill " 54 i4l : K LOUIS ROEDEL Walla Walla, Washington HAST heard, gentle reader, of the far north- west, that terrain that resounds with the thud of falling apples and reverberates with the echoes of the songs of the immortal Marcus Whitman? Then, truly, some vital part of your being lies dormant, smothered by the fancies of some less heroic spot. From this second Eden, Walla was con- strained to depart only by a powerful influence. But the music of the waves held him enthralled, and the eastern pilgrimage was the result. Plebe year, Walla early gained recognition by his stentorian rendition of the famous " Powder River " . In fact, such was the reality with which he vested this epic that its frame threatened to rival that of " The Famous King. " Since joining the great Blue aggregation, " Walla " has retained with Spartan tenacity one great ideal. It is his utter imperviousness to the wilesof the gentler sex, sturdily and steadfastly he has repulsed all attacks. Some day, we pre- dict, he will fall, and that the impact will echo and re-echo around the countryside. " Huh, want to sell me some uniforms? Sure, Q I ' ll order all you have if I don ' t have to take " q them when I get out, because you ' re going to lose money on me. " o " Oh, so you ' re Diamond Jim Brady, the hard boy from Texas? " ' Wind blows, smoke goes, clouds drift o ' er the silvery moon darkness. O Rifie Squad (4). Oo .OoO WILLIAM FRANKLIN SIMMONS Richmond, Indiana " ' OME one, come all, see the celebrated V filly-loo bird, " was hurled at the crowd of the home town in Indiana. Out stepped our " Bill " , even as a youth, overcome with the idea of conquering anything. This must be the cause of his success with the ladies, for here among the two-dollar sheiks he has an enviable reputation. He has never recovered from an accident that occurred during Second Class September, away from the guidmg mfluence of home. Due to some mistake, the drags had been led astray and what should have been a country- club dance became a stag party over the roller coasters with pop to drown their sorrows. The pop must have been effective, for the next night he was ready to sing, jig, or dance anything in a crowded cabaret. That ' s " Bill " — he would as soon take Will Roger ' s place on a first night as eat Sunday dinner. For the first few days of Youngster cruise, he swore the Navy was no place for him, but sea-sickness will wear away. Manager Tennis ( ); Manager Gymnasium ( ); Log Staff; ' Class Gym (3, 2, 1); Class Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1); Buzzard (2). ' If alia " " Bill " Si HENRY FREDERICK GARCIA Chillicothe, Ohio ' ■ ' P HIS little man stands as a proof of the dec- Jl laration that good things often come in small packages. He ' ll prove it to you any day. Just ask him! " Duke " is a typical Army man and an Army Junior — and to the Army he intends to return. The ocean wave and life on the bound- ing deep have no attraction for him. Rather does he choose to stand guard at the outposts of civilization and toast his feet before a fire- place every evening — dull though it may seem to some of us. He ' s a he-man. If you don ' t believe it look at the hair on his chest. Quiet, steady, reg., and perhaps a bit older in manner than most ot us, but one of the kind that ' ll get there every time. " Say! Ya know what.? Well, I—. " Rifle Squad (4, 3, 2,1); Varsity Numerals (2): Ji ' restling Squad {4, 3); Musical Clubs (2, 1); Buzzard (2); Expert Rifleman. RALPH DONALD McAFEE Batavia, Ohio " T70R a complete world, there must be not J only leaders but also followers. " With this maxim in mind, our Mac has never seriously entered any of the sports of the Aca- demy, appreciating that his work lay in his whole-hearted support from the stands. So, by observation, he has become an authority on the games, and, by consistent attendance at practice, he has become a critic of the sports. Cigarette holders have no place in Mac ' s life, for, being endowed with a hardened disregard for fire, he pushes Lady Nicotine with a thrift that is envied by many a Calidonian. Our one hope is that he may never grow a beard, so we may never witness a living example of singed whis- kers and hot lips. Anyone who can smoke a , c cigarette until the wetted end extinguishes the flame of the burning end is an accomplished 5 economist. Mac will never be in line before that popular resort, the poor house for bank- " rupt naval Officers. Q 9 ' 56 " Duke " " Bozo ' Wy. i fWW-nnwbts iij; EDWARD WILLIAM CLEXTON New York City, New York FOURTEEN score and seven months ago, Clexton ' s forefathers brought forth upon this earth a new Clexton, perceived as Edward William, and dedicated to the Navy. After years of careful grooming, the Hand of Fate led him unerringly to his station beneath a shelter- ing wing of Bancroft Hall. Almost immediately his talents of simplicity and originality were recognized and lo, he became a papoose, then, re-christened " Guttersnipe " , he became later a full-fledged warrior in the " Indian Club " . In this cramped space one of his bad habits should be mentioned, lest ye think him perfect. He snoreth right lustily, but fortunately, not incurably. So, to his future spouse, be it known that a left shoe carefully aimed is the only cure. In closing, let us sing: " Full many a rose is born to blush unseen, But not with the brains you ' ll find in Clex- ton ' s bean. " , Plebe Crezv: ' 24 Crossed Oar: Crezv Squad (3, 2, 1); NA {3); aN A (2); Water Polo (3); Hustlers (4); ■ Buzzard (2); , Star (2); O Class Swimming (3, 2); _ Expert Rifleman. TS ' HALLSTED LUBECK HOPPING New York City, New York AS most Lucky Bag write-ups consist of l . verbal camouflage with which to disguise some boneheaded roommate as an example of all that is best in young American manhood, the writer is straying from precedent in being truthful. However, it is really a relief to turn to a refreshing subject like " Spike, " for origi- nality is the spice of refreshment and that is his character portrayed in a word. If his " Theory of Everything " were accepted it would astound the world and dash all Newton ' s deductions upon the rocks. Then, if he needed salt in a chemistry experiment, all he used was radium chloride and a few grains of sodium from which reaction resulted the much sought for salt and a bit of worthless radium. His simplicity gained for him the title of " Sagamore Flounder " in the far-famed Indian Club. A wonderful humorist whose jokes were rarely appreciated by anyone save himself. Just a word to his hostess at any future din- ner party: Hallsted became famous Plebe year by eating fourteen shredded wheat biscuits for breakfast and has since lost none of his ability. Plebe Creiv ' 24, Crossed Oar; Crew Squad {4, i, 2,) NJ; Wrestling Squad (2); Hustlers (4); Class Football (3); Class Boxing (i); Gymkhana (4); Buzzard (2). ' Clex " ' Spike ' - .. f gyjffit laj DONALD AYRES CAMERON Knightstown, Indiana A WOMAN ' S cry startled the still night air, and was followed by a series of wails which froze the blood of our most hardened D. O. A hastily organized rescue squad burst through the door only to find the " Deacon " enthralled with the ride of the Valkyre maidens on his new mahogany vie. The opera has always held a fascination for " Don " , and to bring it closer to his door he invested in his mahogany Vic which has been the pride and joy (?) of the battalion. While " Deacon " is considered one of the most quiet men in the class, except in an argu- ment, and few think of him as a snake, yet there are rumors of several broken hearts scattered between Indiana andNorway, of which some lay at his door; while even in his Youngster year his locker door was without a rival on the deck. As shown by his choice of music and the fair sex, " Don " is always strong for quality above quantity and we may well believe that his future will be spent in concentration on a few of the finer things of life. i ' o 9 ' " D. eacon 58 ADOLPH HENRY OSWALD San Francisco, California WHAT ' S the best State in the Union, Mister.? " A ' s native-son-pride readily responded, " California, sir. " Where you from .? " invariably brought, " The Garden Spot of the Universe " . " Ossy " thought California was the only place in the world (and still does, despite our every effort) until his folks decided to make a man of hmi by sending him to a civi- lized country. The experiment proved doubt- ful until, by wearing a sweat shirt in the cor- ridors, he managed to convey the impression that he was athletic. The Californian is one of those caballeros who lives in the past from one September to another, a dreamer meanwhile of the senoritas fair in sunshine — and from whom come a goodly number of orange-and-lavender epistles, scented and sealed. " What, only four today? Say, assistant, knock off holding out on me. " With his heart, class pin and — miniature ( ?) in safe hands and his musical failing for " That Red Head Gal " , he isn ' t so keen on dragging, though he has a Hollywood smear on his hair and fits well into the background. And pictures of the Golden West! " Wait a minute until I show you the pictures in the last Southern Pacific time-table! " Class Fencing (2), Numerals Log (2); Buzzard (2). « ftfe -if sV GERALD HUNTINGTON STEENBERG Milwaukee, Wisconsin DESPITE the foaming of good old Mil- waukee beer and the shy looks of the Wisconsin fair ones " Jerry " valiantly broke away from the breweries just to wear a Mid ' s hat, which any femme, or better still, any D. O., will tell you he does in his own novel way. Nature endowed him with a fairly good rated capacity but Mr. Volstead cheated nature with the 18th amendment to an extent that has caused " Jerry " many an anxious search for the elusive spirits of rare vintage. Though " Jerry " has never broken into pub- licity as an active member of the Brimbury Club, his eminent qualifications for member- ship lead us to suspect that he is at least a silent force in that mighty organization. " Jerry " all but broke off relations with the fair sex when, one day during Second Class year, a familiar face on his locker door suddenly disappeared and the S. R. 0. sign was pulled down for the more modest one of " To Rent. Rumors are rampant, however, that a certain person at Vassar, another in far away Milwau- kee and a tantalizing blonde in Philly — but you know the story as well as II O HAROLD HERMAN TIEMROTH San Francisco, California THROUGH the struggles of Plebe year, one event stands out as worthy of note. ' Twas a warm day; in fact, it was hot, when " Hal " , casting prudence to the winds, stepped forth to formation minus that necessary article, his shirt. Needless to say, when this condition was discovered by an eagle eye, that day and many more were made " hot " for him. In spite of the great handicap of being from California, he has survived the effects of the cli- mate of Crabtown sufficiently to be able to take interest in such sports as track and fencing. The fair sex, even Crabs, have helped to sus- tain that morale which is so necessary to the native son away from home. Between his furi- ous encounters with the Annapolis products and his heated quarrels with the Navy pin pushers, his stay in the Navy College has been a period of little leisure and great enterprise. Fencing Squad (2); Musical Clubs {4, 2); Choir {4, 3, 2). Q ' ' Jerry " o Oo d ' ' OqO o ° k " " u 1 £ " Hal " 59 fSrtflffiBt s.! THOMAS STEVENSON CAMERON Landers, Wyoming 0 ' Louis, hide that pack of skags; here comes ' Cowboy. ' " Who would have thought that our precious vacquero, though a bashful and backward lad, would develop into such a courter of Madame Nico- tine; who greets you upon every occasion with the cheery salutation, " Hey! How is it for a cigarette? " Plebe year English, with its horrorsof " Public Speaking " and " Composition for Naval Offi- cers " , nearly placed our " Cowboy " on the casualty list. However, the Fates were kind and he managed to survive it, and Youngster Skinny. Although often seen on the wrestling mat, " Tom " has never been fortunate enough to make the team; for an almost fatal affair with Dan Cupid (which cost many an hour of expen- sive time), coupled with a lust for caulking, diverted his energies. Luckily, the affair came to an early end and Bachelordom has received another convert. We congratulate him. " Oh, surely, ' Cowboy, ' — here ' s a match. " O Class Wrestling {4, 2). o Oo ' Cozi ' bo ' 60 LEWIS ELLIOT COLEY Oklahoma City, Oklahoma . WITH an eye for beauty and not for great- ness, Lewis started his naval career by merrily hailing the Admiral and his party of fair ones. To be papped by the Supe was indeed a high honor, but " Louie " , not being proud, accepted the fruits thereof, eight demerits. Due to this trait of doing first and looking afterwards " Lou " lost his hard-earned Buzzard, when Big- hearted made a second deck visit during Second Class year. Since the first Army-Navy game, Lewis has had an affinity for the waxed floor. We pardon him at times, realizing how his talents are going to waste in this outfit, for his agile grace of mo- tion and gift of slim form have combined to earn him a reputation as a sure and steady pilot in even the roughest waters. Buzzard {2 Sub Squad (i, 2); Radiator Club {4, 3 ARNOLD RALPH KLINE Cincinnati, Ohio ARNOLD Ralph Richard Hirtz Kline was 13L a very considerate, quiet sort of a chap who, at times, took a wild notion to entertain his roommates by a song sung with the leathery lunged enthusiasm of a wild Indian. However, his consideration did not end here. Near the end of the Second Class year he became an ardent adherent of the " Denver Club " , rising every morning before the prover- bial cocks began to crow and wending his way through the darkness to the Gym for some exer- cise and a swim. The first tinkling of the alarm was a nswered by groans from his roommates. Rushing to the bed of one (feigning sleep) he would shake it violently at the same time yell- ing " Hey Cowboy ! Going with me.? " Arousing no enthusiasm, he would try the remaining two, usually with the same results. Arnold is forgiven for these disturbances, as it was in preparation for a hundred mile run, an eccentricity in which he indulged, actuated by various impulses. Arnold held original views of Literature, Religion and Athletics but under- neath we find a flame of true blue. Class Lacrosse (4, J, 2): Numerals (2): Class Soccer (4, 3). 1 Q GORDON MILLARD STODDARD Green Lake, Wisconsin THE warm rays of a September sun shining through a small porthole into the bakeshop of the U. S. S. Calamares brought into relief a sturdily built chap busily engaged in thumping a huge mass of doug h. " E to the X plus y squared minus a past participle equals a binomial theorem to the nth power! " A deep frown of concentration creased his brow as he repeated formulae and rules of grammar. Giving a last punch to the kneaded dough, and with a gesture of mingled repug- nance and distaste, he turned to a second figure greasing a huge pile of pie tins. " To-morrow, ' Mac ' , I doff " my baking gear forever. It ' s me for Newport and the training class for Annapolis. The skipper has it all fixed and I take the exams in June. May you live to be my side-boy. ' Epilogue: " Queso " , like Caesar, tasted of the cup of ambition and now his feet are on the path that leads to fame and glory. From " Baker ' s Boy " to Admiral via Newport, Crabtown and the Fleet, with only a few detours from the straight and narrow to show us he was still human. " Say, sonny, which is the road to Sherwood Forest? " Rifle Squad (2); Numerals {2); ' Black N. " Dutch " - ih. ' Oh 61 r ' D DEWEY HEISNER COLLINS AiricA, Illinois EVVE " v;isn ' r ;nn()iif; tlu ' Hist to ;inivc Plclic simiiiRT hut It wasn ' t lon Ih ' Ioic the mention ot liis nanu ' would make tlic most homesick I ' lehe smile. Ills reatly wit anil fluent line soon maile him tamous. " Dewey ' s " tour years here have heen a pliasure to him as well as to his many friends. " Bmlwieser " was rather imt ' ortunate in the competition for the class lovinj; cup. On account of a slif;ht difference in the method of procedure, oi ' , to he more exact, havuin gotten away ahead ot the {;i " ii I ' " - ' was dis(iualiHeil. However, he will always have the satisfaction of knowing that his effort was well championed and we feel sure that this will cheer him on in the darkest moments to come. We mi);ht add that " Dewey ' s " line j; -ts over just as bi}T with the femmes as it does with his classmates. So we will leave that part of the story to your imagination. Near P ink N (I); Radiator Club (■ , .?, 2, ); Huh Squad. JOSEPH KREDEliICK JOHNSON Rich TON, Mississirri YES, " Freddy " is a southerner aiul a true Southern gentleman. He forsook the glori- ous village lite of gay Richton to enter upon a naval career where all things run smoothly with exce|ition of I ' lehe math, and as he neglect- ed the fine training given to him hy the dutiful Upper Classmen of his I ' lehe year, the stay here has heen comparatively easy sailing for him. The one thing that makes " Freddie ' s " life more bright and yet somewhat tlifHcult is his wonderful way with the women. He nearly had three of his fair adherents present tor the cele- hration of his First Class June Week. This arose from the preceding Easter leave when he asked three who lived nearhy to he present for the event, and they all accepted. However, after much worry and many skillfull jugglings of loose facts, he came out with all of them pleased and the one of his choice present. When all is said and done, it will he found that " Eredily " is a classmate as well as a good pal. Here ' s to your future successes, " I ' Veddy " . o Radiator Club {4, 3, 2, I,); Sub Squad (2); Pink N (7). 9 ' ■Df, VfV 62 Oo OoO o ' Freddy C ' i JOE TAYLOR DAVIES MONTEVALLO. ALABAMA HERE is one l;ul who never has a minute to himself. In fact, he is wnth us in body, but his mind is parked further South. When " Joe " is not boning, lie is writins: the daily letter, to which, stransie as it may seem, he sets a dailv answer. While most ot us look forward to the day of graduation. " Joe " dreams of a milespost further on. We liope they live happily ever afterwards. " Joe " has a disposition that immediately tells whether he spoons on you or not. It he likes you, he will do anything for you, but if he doesn ' t, its easily seen. " Joe " is not a nat- ural savoir, but gets by in the art of drawing .slips bv a little boning. He is not an enthusiast for modern languages, as much shrubbery has been decorated along these lines. As the .-Kca- demy owes him a 2.. , the Service will get a staunch supporter in June. HOMER BtXV.ER WHEELER Prosperity. Soith Carolina UP from the Sunny South one June day came lie who was destined to be none other than our own " Boozey " . It is rumored that the band played Dixie for hve days, so great w.is the woe occasioned by the loss of this .son ot tlie South. While it is unknown on just how intimate teniis X ' olstead and " Boozer " are. Dame Rumor has told us that he has been the principal in more than one .Army game celebration. - ih ' ot_ Homer ' s biggest undertakings was the riding ot a certain ferocious gv at who has his home in .Annajxilis. .As a ri der of goats, our " Boozer held his own and brought the animal down in a well-exhausted condition. Snakeically speaking, " tis meet to warn the femmes with a word to the wise: " ou ■e heard of True Blue Sam froni . labam " .ind " Counterfeit Bill from Louisville. " Well. " Boozer " is a " none finer " from Carolina! CHARLES FREDERICK CRESSWELL Neillsville, Wisconsin AS it was in the beginning: Most of us J remember the high cost of food that ob- tained some twenty-three years ago, but most of us have not delved into the causes. In " Cress " , you have the big reason. When he was two days old he astounded his nurse by downing not only his bottle of milk but several gallons of Mellin ' s as well. His capacity has since constantly improved. As now: " Indv " sprung into fame Second Class year. His " room became the rendezvous for those poor mortals whose keen appetites scented the sweet aroma of homemade cheese and crackers, and due to his healthy appetite the appellation of " Don Indalecio " was con- ferred upon him without a dissenting note. And shall hereafter be: Shades of Tony Augustus! (f „ . » ' C 64 HERMAN CARL RODE, Jr. Northampton, Pennsylvania ' ARL knocked off the famous Pennsylvania game of " beating the dutch " just to join Uncle Sam ' s sea-dogs at the Naval Academy. The mere fact that Northampton isn ' t a sea- port, situated as it is in the classical " Lehigh Valley " , didn ' t prevent thishombre from follow- ing the sea, and on Youngster cruise he got pretty chummy with the deep. Due to a collar bone breaking while he was taking a nocturnal shower to the tune of " How Dry I Am " — " Rody " missed the mystifying marvels of Kristiania, enjoying instead a leave in " the Hub " and joined us via the Utah at Lisboa. Despite the Academic demons ot Second Class year, he hauls down the big stars, even to the extent of a " Two Pio " . The fair sex had not apparently caused him a great deal of grey hairs until the Army game, when he returned Bancroftwards laden with news of a lady fair who, it appears, has all these years been " The Girl I Left Behind Me " . Buzzard [2). OoO Q EMORY WYSE STEPHENS Tampa, Florida STEVE " landed in our midst in the early part of Plebe summer, fresh from the land of the Everglades. After one of those Plebe years such as there were in those days, " Steve " was all set for Youngster cruise. Although he found the voyage to pr ovide much work to while away the days at sea, he thrived on content itself, for there was much to grumble about. Having done his bit on the B-Squad in foot- ball during the fall of Plebe year, " Steve " became a member of the Radiator Club Youngster year and proceeded to pile up velvet in the Academics. Second Class year again found Emory one of the hard working Hustlers, and, later in the year, he became one of ' 24 ' s finest basketeers. It was no fault of his that he did not win his numerals in basketball. Football (4, 2); Class Basketball (2). , MAX CLIFFORD STORMES Elmira, New York FOUR long years ago, " Max " wandered away from the little village of Elmira to pledge his life to the sea. Since he entered the big iron gates he has had many engagements, not the kind you would naturally think, but those with the Academic Department, and each time he has shown his ability to navigate over the rocks and shoals. At times, we were afraid that " Max " had chosen the Gyrenes for his future career, but since his Second Class cruise on the " Galloping O " we are fully satisfied that he will remain in the hall of famous men. Needing an outlet for his energy he decided to try his hand at rifle and wrestling, winning distinction in both, to say nothing of the early hours he has passed under the icy shower. During the early part of his life at the Acade- my, " Max " managed to steer clear of the fair sex, but the latter part of Second Class year he was forced to change course and his last words are: " Gee, ain ' t I glad I am not dragging until June Week.? " ' Rifle (4); Choir (4, 3, 2,1); Expert Rifleman. ' Steve ' ' 6 " OoO " Max " 65 .rt gffiftTih.! CARL EDWARD CULLEN Washington, D. C. " TT T ' HO is that good looking man over there W with those shaggy eye-brows, Margie? " " lanice! Don ' t you know Carl Cullen, Navy half-back? " " They say he seldom drags but I heard of one he dragged — heavy. " And so it goes, whenever " The District Youth " performs. The " duke " can ' t find much time for the wimmin and has only missed one Saturday night movie in four years (N. A. Record). Eloquent speaker, " you hold your and I ' ll hold mine " , but a horrible singer. Somewhat of a grappler, too; got a decision over a three-striper Youngster Army-Navy game in N. Y. " Shag " has played a hard game with the Academics, more than once making the neces- sary points in the last few minutes of play, not- withstanding his savvy roommates (ahem). Aside from being a vile gum-chewer (Ref. Second Class cruise), " Shag " is " one of the boys " and has taken many a kick on the shins and several lacrosse sticks in the face during the past four years. Football {4, 3, 2, ]), N (2), NA (3); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1), LNT (2), N {2); Class Basketball (4, 3); Basketball Squad (2, 1); Buzzard [2); Captain, Lacrosse. MILTON ALEXANDER MILLS, JR. Washington, D. C. " " VTOW, I have just been down to see the i ' Comm— ' says ' Milt. ' " Perhaps the Senatorial atmosphere of Washington is re- sponsible for those fluent oratorical powers with which we are all so well acquainted, but it has been sufficient for us to know that this smooth- talking diplomat would win our case, no matter what we wanted. Among his accomplishments he numbers a good whiskey tenor, and the non-stop shaving record. " Say, don ' t you think I need a shave? " One of his favorite jokes has been the daily resignation. On one occasion he lost his head, and turned in a resignation which he barely retrieved in time. Since that narrow escape only occasionally does he pull this chestnut, but any time when the band is playing you are apt to hear, " Well, I ' m getting out soon. " He has an unfailing interest in, and a willing- ness to discuss at any time and length, the latest prices of cedar chests. How ' s that? Well, I should say so. One of those June weddings, you know. = Q Class President (2); Baseball (4, J, 2); qO n (J), NA (4); Basketball (3, 2), BNAT (2); Qo Hustlers (4); Buzzard {2); Class Basketball (4). ' Shag ' 66 6 " OoO o " Milt " irfftffyjffit ifc EDMUND BROOKS DASCOMB San Antonio, Texas HERE is a man of whom all girls and room- mates should beware. He treats ' em rough ! Always rolling in velvet, he was a Jonah to wooden roommates. The first two years, six men braved the task but in vain; the third year one tenacious hanger-on succumbed to the ordeal, and the present sufferers are steadily weakening. " Skum " has tried a hand at everythmg except fencing and has finally found his game, lacrosse — goal keeper y ' know — makes a fine target. He can warble a bit and plays a mean game of African Dominoes (1st. Batt. Cham- peen). Changeable? I should say! One day he is going to be a Texas rancher, the next a miner, and agai n he can consider nothing but the serv- ice on the balmy west coast. " Did we have a good time? Huh! Just leave it to ' Mac ' and I for that — we ' ll find our way around some- how. " Glee Club [2, 1); Lacrosse Squad (2, 1); Varsity Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse (J); Class Track {4). SAMUEL GUERNSEY KELLY Clifton, Arizona IF we ever find ourselves in doubt as to what is the correct thing to do, whether it be of social etiquette or of moral standards, we in- variably turn to " Sam " . These high ideals of life are no doubt a result of his early environ- ment ' mid the sand and cacti of his native state. But our little desert flower wasn ' t doomed to blush unseen. The sight of his sun-parched land gave him a fierce craving for the sea — result " Marksman Sam " . This nickname was be- stowe d upon him after he had written one of the fair sex during Plebe summer: " We ' ve been busy at the rifle range all this week — of course it was easy for me to qualify as marksman. " The young lady took him at his word for the very next letter he received was addressed to " Marksman S. G. Kelly " . Egad, we thought it was a new Navy rating! " Sam " , being Irish, of a sympathetic nature, one who can " understand " , has had a stormy time with the femmes. He has even sought the " Com ' s " advice (or vice versa) upon one or two occasions, when they seemed to be getting the best of him. ) " Oh, they call him Lovin ' Sam — " . Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; Reception Committee ( ). " : g- " Sam " 67 « a?7 D JOHN JOSEPH DARLINGTON Richmond, Virginia AMN it, ' Gimlet ' , you always give m ace and queen of spades. " Silence, dark- ness, consternation. " Put these men down! " Such is the life of one big-hearted " Turnip " , always under the ban of some imaginary cloud of Executive or Academic disapproval. " Max. 2.0, ask me that, they ain ' t no jus- tice. " But somehow he manages to " gather ye velvet while ye may. " Always he has been the epitome of sea-goingness amongst us mere land- lubbers till one day he made a misstep, picking himself up two decks below. This fall nearly jolted him from his pedestal. The most misunderstood man, at times seem- ingly somewhat of a cynic, he would lead you to think him soured on the world and on feminine charms. But from the numerous letters sent and received we believe him somewhat of a hypocrite. ' Now lady, lady, if you had the perspicacity for which I give you credit, the amelioration of this trend of thought would — . " " Oh, my big strong ' Turnip ' , you do use the biggest words. " ' Class Soccer (4, 3, 2); Soccer Numerals (2); Soccer Squad {2); Class Football (4, 3): Class Lacrosse (2); Class Water Polo {2); Crew (4). BURTON LEE DOGGETT Oklahoma ethe " " VTOW then, all together! — Let ' s have the INI Bally Ohio andlots of volume! " is enough to introduce " B. L., " who hails from the wilds of Oklahoma. His singing classes are famous and always draw large audiences. Not having the price of a violin, he has turned to teaching, (here comes Mark Anthony!) " B. L. " is the Nav shark, par excellence — the originator of the catch-as-catch-can declina- tion system. The only flaw lies in the fact that his efforts are as yet unappreciated, as are those of all true genius. His other claims to fame consist of being a charter member on the extra duty squad and a politician of the first degree. Any time you can find one who parked in the hospital more times than our " Bertie " , he must be a member of the " Lost Battalion " . He even worked the graft so successfully as to miss Second Class cruise, enjoying instead four glorious month ' s leave while his classmates fought the bitter " battle of Culebra " . As for athletics, his characteristic workout consists of planting himself firmly in a chair, ) hoisting his feet upon the table and opening a current magazine. Surrounded by an oil-laden O atmosphere, he holds sway as the " President of the Radiator Club " . y-: " When you can ' t go down for an ice-cream cone without getting rammed there ain ' t no justice. I just can ' t keep off the pap. " v. ' f 68 ' Turnip ' ' ' Bertie " TRUMAN JOHNSON HEDDING " N Santa Fe, New Mexico OW there will be extra instruction for the _ Second Class in the basement of the second wing at nine thirty. " " Gimlet " bones the Cosmo diligently until that hour, then strolls over and works probs over which we have been tearing out our hair for two hours. He tries to inspire the " wooden " one to use the lower-numbered sections as a spring board and not a feather bed. Long, lean and lanky — a westerner — but not wild or wooly. Those long legs can just as easily clip off a hundred yards in nothing flat as they can wind themselves about a stein of Danske beer. He has consistently tried to fill out his frame with good old Navy beans, but he still remains the same old " Gimlet. " A penchant for dolling up in non-reg clothes and then parading up and down in front of the Main Office has been his only undoing. " Such a prob I never did see! Hand me my slip stick! " Class Track {4,3); Numerals {3); Track Squad (2, 1); Varsity Numerals (2); Class Soccer {2, 1) Numerals (2); Star {3, 2); Lucky Bag Staff. ' Gimlet ' ADRIAN MELVIN HURST Lima, Ohio A WRIGHT, ' Willie ' , how ' s to bear a hand L and give a guy a chance to wash up? You ' ve been shaving for the last ten minutes; don ' t you think I ' ve got to stand inspection too.? " " Say, if you had as many whiskers to mow as I have you ' d be parked here an hour before reveille! Don ' t get your eye-lashes in a flutter, I ' ll be through in a second. " On a cruise, " Willie " usually goes into a three month ' s retirement and has often been taken for a charter member of the Bolsheviki! At heart he even believes in their teachings— free love, free skags, free meals and a chance to play cards once in a great while without some pestering D. O. taking a hand in it for five walking periods. " Willie " is the famous originator of the color system for recognizing his different text books to facilitate a quick getaway to classes. Red for Ordnance, green for Juice, etc. It worked fine— for a while! But the day he took a shp stick manual for a Nautical Almanac, a book O of Steam plates for his Blue Azimuth tables " O and a sheaf of Alo Art Studies for his boat book marked the demise of this time-saving system. c ' " Willie " decided that his eyes couldn ' t be trusted. Q " Now the way to work it is to have them bring out a case in a bumboat at night, hoist it over the foc ' s ' le and stow it in the skipper s spare stateroom. Then all you got to do is Oo leave it there ' till the end of the cruise— ! ! ! eh ? Associate Editor, Lucky Bag. " Willie " WILLIAM VINCENT DEUTERMANN White Plains, New York DEMERITS? No indeed, that is, never more than a few a week. " Dutch " has been trying for three years to have a " demerit- less week " . But it has never occurred. Even while we were away from the Academy for a whole week " Dutch " would return four or five hours late and get 75 demerits or so. The trains just wouldn ' t wait for him. But he does shine with a brush. No, not house-painting nor yet an interior decorator, but real honest to goodness art. And what fairy queens are formed by his deft strokes! He can sketch an ideal 0. A. 0. for you in a few min- utes. Yes, he uses black crayons, too. Athletics never stirred " Dutch " . He was satisfied to exist on an enviable reputation made in high school and devoted his spare time to tickling a musical instrument which was very much appreciated (.?) by his roommates. A light member of a very light room. Black N ; Christmas Card Committee. WILLIAM SLAUGHTER HAYS Mobile, Alabama FROM the D. K. E. House in the snowy cotton fields of Alabama to Bancroft Hall in the liquid cornfields of Maryland is a lengthy jump, but this son of Helium made it. Unfor- tunately, he lost most of his eye-sight during the trip (no, not methyl) and his Academic life has been one long series of re-exams. The Navy medicos have never happened to hear his part- ner in crime reading titles out loud to him at the movies, or he would probably be wearing knickers now. While on Christmas leave Plebe year, " Will " saw a bottle shaped like a Buddha. He raised it to kiss the top and in a couple of seconds he had the most pleasantly surprised tonsils in captivity. He is a devout worshipper at the shrine of the little god now. Buddha seems to favor him on account of his implicit confidence, because he always bats his re-exams for enough to keep him what he always has been — a charter member of the forty per cent. " Heinie " 70 Q ' " " ;■ ' 8S ■ N WILLIAM ERNEST VERGE Boston, Massachusetts ALL great pictures have no titles written l . upon them but in this case a short tale of the whichness of what of this masterpiece would be most fitting. Plebe year the Upper Classes quickly found out what something which makes " Virgin ' s " presence add to a good time. Not till Youngster year did we have " Rod ' s " completely to our- selves, for as a Plebe he was constantly desired by the Upper Classmen to entertain them with his song and wit. Not a bad actor, either — that is, of course, behind the footlights. But in the drawing room or — oh, yes, in Halifax — oh, what a pity, what a pity! But a man ' s a man for a ' that. In buoyancy, " Rod " s runs a close second to Helium and there is no dark cloud his Hghtness can ' t penetrate. " Oh, monsieur, wiz zu come wiz me? No? " Runner-up for lightest man in the lightest room in the regiment. He lost by a hair, in the home stretch. Hell Cats (4, 3); Glee Club (4, 3, 2); Gold Musical Club N; B-Squad Football (4); Varsity Boxing (3); Class Boxing {3, 2); Numerals (2); Assistant Cheer Leader; Class Footballl (3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Track (2); Class Handball Champion (2). " Rods " 9 ' BERNARD THOMAS ZELENKA HouMA, Louisiana THE non-reggest of the non-regs. He has always maintained that every man should have his own ideas and form his own opinions, but neither of his have coincided with those of the authorities, therefore he is always found represented as anchor man on the extra duty list. He has never heard reveille in all his time here. His big fault is his affection for the opposite sex. He is never satisfied unless he has six O. A. O. ' s at the same time. Not wooden. The lack of an incentive to study has caused him to be the subject of consideration. Before the Academic Board on several occasions, he has been forced to buy garters for wear in civilian life more than once, but he has always fooled them. The lightest member of a very light room. If you are not light, companionship with him will soon turn you into that state and you can go about together having fine care-free times. " I ' m going to write Mee! " Masqueraders, Stage Gang (4, 3, 2, 1); Gold Musical Club N, Masked N; Asst. Property Man {2); Property Man ( ); Black N. " Ginnie " . 71 V HENRY CLAY DREXLER Bethany Beach, Delaware " " V TOW, ladies and gentlemen, you are about l l to behold one of the greatest spectacles ever " Everybody who saw the Gymkhana Second Class year remembers those words spoken by the ringmaster. And I suspect that most of the drags asked who was the tall figure with the top hat, red coat and white breeches. And they probably got the casual reply " Oh, that ' s Drexler, " as if everybody knew him. Another picture — after taps. Lights out. A crash and a flurry of paper. " Damn that shoe and these women, too. " " Drex " had stumbled and pulled down that array of feminine charms which completely covered his locker door. You know, if you know him at all, that women are his specialty. He has them from New York to Seattle, and from " Frisco " back to Chester, Pennsylvania. But, despite such handicaps — women, I mean — by his work and loyalty to ' 24 he has shown the merits of a classmate and friend . Crew Squad (4, 3); Masqueraders (4); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); Hop Committee (3); Buzzard (2); Black N ; Class Track (2). WILLIAM PENUEL TAMMANY Lewes, Delaware A MIDSHIPMAN, encased in a bathrobe, lying on his bed with a calculus book between his knees and a skag in his face. From a point down the corridor can be heard a harsh, commanding voice, shouting, " Now Miller, you don ' t integrate that prob, can ' t you see.? " The mid on the bed strangles a yawn as he follows " Moose ' s " math instruc- tion. If there is anything that " Moose " goes in for with both feet, it ' s his voice. Youngster year everyone on the deck got his math by listening in while Tammany told his roommate how it was done. If a naval career ever drags, the rival railroads will have a hot skirmish trying to land this natural born announcer. And that same capacious, orifice mouth through which those mighty bellows rumble, carries a mean set of masticating molars, every one of which knows its duty and does it well. When " Moose " gets his cinder pushers parked beneath the festive board, he refuses to drag his anchor until the festive part has reached J its destination. 9 ' Class Track (4); Track Squad {3, 2, 1); NA (3), N (2). 72 " Slim Oo OoO " Moose " ' r CRICHTON NEWELL HUBBARD Dyersburg, Tennessee AFTER sampling the educational wares at .Center College and the fifty-seven varieties of prep schools of Crabtown, and after several years as a candidate, the Academy lost none of its attractions for " Croppy " , in spite of its prox- imity and numerous warnings such as " For Heaven ' s sake, don ' t come in! " Although his favorite expression has been " I haven ' t a chance " , he alone survives his Plebe, Youngster and Second Class year room- mates. Quite a record, considering that this unfavorable influence has affected an Admiral ' s nephew and a mainstay of the wrestling team. " Hypo " has been a Red Mike while with us, although he did introduce the " camel walk " to the danseuses hereabouts. His policy has been " Now, when I was on leave " , and the peculiar thing about it is that it is true. However, an interesting subject for conversation with him is " Youngster June Week Drag, its Cause and Effect " . For four years the " Admirable Crichton " has striven by the Severnside in the self-assumed role of " Little Wooden from Tennessee " . Such consistency of purpose, or doggedness, is a good sign for the future, but we know that when we muster up above, " C. N. H. " will say, " I ' m bilged " . Sub Squad (4, 5, 2, 1). O o a f THOMAS CALVIN RITCHIE Hardy, Arkansas DOWN in Arkin— down in Arkin Down in Arkin-saw The only girl I ever loved Lives down in Arkin-saw. " No one who knew " Tom " at all will ever hear that song without thinking of him. Many were the times that the fellows coming up from chow stopped in front of his door to serenade him with it. And he would probably cheerily smile and give them " You ' re damn right " . For there never was a fellow more loyal to his state than " Tom " . To him old Arkansas was the center of the country, world and universe. I ' ll let you have just one guess as to what ship " Tom " got First Class cruise. They say there is a Navy tradition that men from Arkansas do not star and nothing could have been farther from " Tom ' s " mind than to ruin that reputation. In the spirit of good sportsmanship, he gave the Academics every advantage in the world, even got a 2.48 in Juice and a 2.4 in Nav one term — and then showed them that they couldn ' t get a good man out. With these spoken back in the summer of 1920, the career of another future naval officer was started. As a Plebe, " Eck " proved him- self a really pious and virtuous youth, ready to afford plenty of entertainment for those of the Upper Classes who desired it. During Youngster year, " Eck " , became a confirmed member of the Radiator Club and saw to it that the magazines in Memorial Hall and the books in the library received their full share of attention. This, however, did not pre- vent him from standing near the top of the class. He has always preferred the life of a Red Mike at the Academy but when he goes on a cruise or on leave, — he certainly knows how to show the girls a good time. He is hoping for another cruise to Norway some day in order that he may see his Norske femme again. K are you wandering about like a lost sheep for.? " would come from the three striper, and the company knew that the sea-going Plebe from Connecticut had busted again. Walter never did learn that a ragtime formation is only held once a year and, as a consequence, his Plebe year was filled with zest through the untiring efforts of the Upper Classmen. It was during this period that " Walt " earned world- wide fame for his ability to do stoop-falls while loaded with encumbrances such as Bowditch, dictionaries, etc. Not so savvy as to be called greasy, but still safely perched above anchor, " Walt " spends mostof his study hours in arranging his collection of asbestos-lined envelopes and foreign stamps. For from the flaxen haired beauties of Norway to the dark-eyed senoritas of San Juan, they all fall for his potent line. Duringhisstay at the Academy, " Walt " has been a faithful member of the Rifle Squad, giv- ing his best efforts for the success of the team. Rifle N umerals (2). ] ROBERT DOUGLAS McLEOD, Jr. Leadville, Colorado HAVE you ever gone by " Mac ' s " room and heard sweet strains of classical music tainting the air about? And then on entering the room found him in rapt attention to that music and scowling at any man who by mis- chance made a noise? It is just a similarity of voices that draws him not the classical music. He is a mediocre snake, dragging a fair per- centage of bricks with the rest of us. Hard luck set " Mac " back a year and put him with us. Since then the Academics have not taken a fall out of him, though sometimes they come dangerously near to it. He plays hard and works hard at his studies. Surely that is a good combination for the Asiatics, where he has set his heart on going. Three years in the Asiatics and he ought to fit any Steam Prof ' s shoes. Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Wrestling ( ?). o o o o WINFIELD WAYNE SCOTT Enid, Oklahoma " TXrHAT ' S the lesson? " Five minutes be- VV fore formation Scott gives the Cosmo a mighty swing and decides it is time to bone. Studies always were an unnecessary evil which he did his best to dispense with, though at times the dispensing came dangerously near being mutual, as more than one 2.5 for the term will testify. " Boscoe " was one of the doughty band which sailed the Olympia on her last cruise, as would be surmised from his swagger, which is the priceless rate of her salty crew. Like a true sailor, he has a girl in every port, though of late his tendency has been towards concentration on the locality rather than dis- persion over wider territory. As an athlete, Mexican and otherwise, " Boscoe " has gained quite a reputation, though at the present writing he has always just missed winning his coveted numerals. The Navy ' s loss will be the coast artillery ' s gain, and we expect that there as well as here he will always be greeted by " Hey, ' Boscoe ' , got a skag? " Class Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Class Boxing (4); Class Track {4, 3, 2). ' ' ' Boscoe " 75 1 m HAROLD BROWN EDGAR Brooklyn, New York AS a youth, " Ed " must have taken to L smiling as a pastime, and perhaps that is the reason that he is now capable of taking the part of " Eddie " Cantor on any occasion. But they say it takes a wise man to play the fool. " Huh, Joe. " " Si, Pedro. " Due to his kindly disposition, he was never able to parry the many thrusts of our executives, and fear of the Academics was not unknown in his heart, but the smile he wore when he came here has never faded. Being of a simple and romantic nature, it was ever his wont on a warm Sunday afternoon to stroll in the fields and observe the beauties of nature, after the manner of Ring Lardner. Picture him with a loUypop in one hand and a camera in the other, skipping along an oyster shell road under the Maryland pines and you see him as we remember him. Class Tennis (2). STUART WILLIAM HILL Detroit, Michigan WANTED by the police, ' Subway Sam ' , famous apache and night life chief, con- victed of passing wooden nickels in the vast submarine transportation system of Chicago. (What a low trick !) He broke prison by melting the prison bars with the warmth of his gaze. In appearance, well groomed, medium height, apparently disinterested in life and possessed of large brown eyes that grip the attention and impress one as a cool mountain lake. But under- neath the surface is concealed the real character, clever, resourceful, and hard as nails. Habitu- ally orders a layer of sandpaper and sheet iron in his club sandwich. " So he came to us, when we were all meat for the Upper Classes, professing a desire to give up the old life. It is rumored that a woman was the reason and to this day he spends many hours writing secret missives addressed to : " Maruja de Mi Alma " . Lucky girl — if she can , correct " Sam ' s " one outstanding fault, a fault that threatens to place him on the P. A. list forever, his desire to sleep. " Bon voyage, Sub- W way! " Class Szvimniing (2); Class Tennis (2). Q ' Ed ' 76 r o » " Subzcay Sam " . } LESLIE HERMAN HAWKINSON Chicago, Illinois L. H. fine- let ' s go to go in this SCENE: Second Batt. Terrace. Time: 3 A. M., June 1, 1922. Characters: Two-striper (S. C.) and Hawkinson. Two striper: " I am sorry I couldn ' t get a room at Carvel for the night. " " Pinkie " : " That ' s all right — I ' ll take you in the hall with me. " Two striper: " That will be in here " (heading for door). " Pinkie " : " Oh no, we have window. " The above incident marked the close of an escapade of " Pinkie ' s " to Washington. All to see the O. A. O., too. Perchance it was to explain why he had invited four other femmes to the June Ball. Academically speaking, the towhead from Chi. wasn ' t such a raving success. His troubles were due to three things, namely: (I) Laziness; (2) Love; (3) More love. Dame Rumor has it that his most non-reg deed was being transported into the Academy in a flivver. His conscience must have hurt him for this inadvertent breaking of the N. A. regs for it is said he reclined gracefully on his downy bed and sobbed most copiously in the wash bowl. Class Lacrosse (4); Class Soccer (4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Soccer Squad ( ). RICHARD STANLEY MOSS NoRWALK, Ohio ICHARD STANLEY MOSS came in this place with high ideals and he has never lost sight of his goal. He is fond of dreaming about what he is going to do and often aston- ishes a person with some exceptional idea. If he could only put them to work! He likes to swim and could probably have made the A-Squad had he stayed out for it. He possesses latent athletic ability but, as he was continuously associated with the Panamanians, he was exposed to and became afl ected with that disease which they commonly blame on the hookworm. He is far from lazy, but nevertheless inconsistent in athletics. " Dick " was booted from the ranks of Red Mikes early in his career by dragging consis- tently in Crabtown. His favorite saying ever since has been " Man, but I do like her. " If you want to have an everlasting friend, just say, " Why, Skipper, I believe you are growing. " And should you want to see some fun just tell him you don ' t believe a word he ' s saying. Swimviing (4), NA (4); Class Water Polo {4, 3), Numerals (i); Rifle Squad {4, 3, 2, 1); Class Rifle {2), Numerals (2); Class Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Football {I). o Oo HERE we have no other than the Crabtown wop and the pride of the Navy. He is the only exception to the long-standing rule, " Nobody loves a fat man, " for all the girls are simply crazy about Joseph. He has never been known to miss a hop or a tea fight, unless it was to avoid some persistent damsel. " Joe ' s " sojourn in the Navy has not been altogether a round of pleasure. He has had his struggles with that Department which issues free passes to the good old outside. With the aid of the old horseshoe and a little hard work, he has managed to fool them. In spiteof his worries andmad gayeties, " Joe " has managed to gather around him an armor of cold-resisting, blouse-expanding plumpness. He has a shape that makes all other heavy- weights howl with anguish. Since its founding, " Joe " has always been a member of the Brim- berry Club, the Navy ' s exclusive clique of ponderously proportional personages. " Hey, Mister, which one of us two is the fattest? " o stairs and if anybody stops you, tell them the hardest man in the Navy sent you up. " That ' s our " Greasy " . He drags on the average of once a year. But who can blame him for sticking with the ranks of the Red Mikes after the blind drag his wife handed him. ' Was she a brick.? Well, if she was any worse looking, she would have walked on all fours. " Red " is going to have the Eighteenth Amendment discarded at his first opportunity. For he likes his hipper-dippers strong and women weak. The other weak thing that " Greasy " craves is the sunshine. It and the complexion just don ' t jibe. You can count the freckles jumping out any hot day while at infantry. All hands take advantage of " Red ' s " big heartedness for he always has the chow and Fats at the disposal of the crowd. He would even lend you his last pair of socks if he didn ' t have them on. Class Boxing (4). 9° o Oo (( T ) N.1 z BOB ORR MATHEWS Denver, Colorado " T TANK " was gunning. Ll. " Officer of the Watch, pass that word again. " At this exact moment, our " Bo " was calmly leading out hearts and hauling in the tricks with a smile of self-satisfaction. " Your deal, ' Max ' " , said the youthful White Hope, moving his feet to a more com- fortable position on his host ' s clean pillow. " Shut up, will you — what ' s that they are yelling out there? " — " Mathews report to Main Office. What have you done — ? " " I ' ll be if I didn ' t forget all about duty tonight, " growled the K. O. artist, getting leisurely to his feet, spilling the extra aces out of his sleeve, and making his way slowly to the guardian of the Hall. " Fine time of the night for a youngster to report for duty, " stormed His Majesty Briggs, " here it is nine-thirty and I passed the word all over the Hall for you. Not even in uniform — visiting, huh — have a good game? Well, you ' re on the report. " " Aye, aye, sir, " grinned the champion. Football {4, 3,2,1),NJ (J), N{2); Boxing {4, 3, 2, 1), Captain {]), N (5); bNt{2): Track Squad (2); o Company Representative (2, 1); Class Supper Committee; Buzzard (2); Class President (1). Oc -wr. JOSHUA COLEMAN SHIVELY Louisville, Kentucky HAT do you want? Oh, so you are ' Mr. vely ? This statement that you masterpiece and it I hadn ' t you might have pulled v_ handed in is a had the time-tables through this report. What have you to say? Yes — a — th — huh — hem-m-m. That ' s all very well, but you didn ' t give yourself enough time. Can ' t consider your statement. You ' re on the report. " Next morning — " Mid ' n Shively, J. C, hav- ing been fourteen hours overleave , but in view of his excellent conduct record he is assigned the minimum punishment. " " Josh ' s " sea service is increased by two week-ends. Besides this notoriety he is also famous for the squads he has made. Of the submarine, ship and weak squad he is a charter member. The only squad that he has eluded is the Exe- cutive Hiking Squad and the only one that has eluded him is the excused squad. His ambition is a life membership in that blissful organization. It is said that when one sinks for the third time, he is down for good. But not so with (5 " Josh " . Six times have the Academic waters passed over his head and as many times has he come up smiling. Always smiling and happy- go-lucky. Weak Squad (4, 3, 2,1). ' Bo ' O ' ' Josh 79 lEU WILLIAM GOODING FISHER Brooklyn, New York THE wind whistles softly through the bare, gaunt limbs of the leafless trees. The withered, untrimmed grass lies low upon the ground, too disgusted to raise its head. A moss- covered tombstone rears its solemn shape as a rest for the wayfarer. Leaning against the stone is a quiet, studious fellow, head bent in deep thought. A bird twitters timidly in the tree above him and a rabbit scampers across the path, disappearing in the weeds. " Damn it, can ' t I find a quiet spot any- where.? " laments the sitting figure, and moves on in search of a quieter place. If there is one thing " Bud " likes, it is a friendly argument. It matters not to " Bud " what the subject happens to be, for he dis- courses readily on anything from Emstem ' s theory to the proper method of running the Naval Academy. He is the self-appointed keeper and guardian of " Red, " having held this difficult position with credit for four years. Star (2); Rifle Squad (4, 3, 2 J); rNt{2). ,i RICHARD FITZ-JAMES JOHNSON, JR. Raleigh, North Carolina SCENE: Mem. Hall. Time: Plebe year — three minutes to supper formation. Our red-headed son of North Carolina, clad in infantry X-Ray, is reading the Saturday Evening Post. A classmate enters. Classmate: " You ' d better step out, Dick. " Dick: " Oh, all right (goes on reading). " Classmate: " You have only two minutes till formation. " Dick: " If you ' ll shut up, I can finish this story by then. " (His natural good nature is giving away under such insistent interruption.) Classmate: " But your uniform — " Dick: " What.? Oh, thanks. " (Leaves on the double.) Epilogue: But our hero made it easy Though he didn ' t wear a shirt For he would have made the track team If his strength he would exert. Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). 9 80 " Bud " o d ' n o ' , »tf tt w j; b;::55 Red " . iS b I CopjTight by Chas. Scribner ' s Sons Courtesy of Scribner ' s Magaz n. PainteJ by W. J. Aylward Close Quarters JAMES ROBERT PAHL Tiffin, Ohio WHILE on Youngster cruise " Pablo " sud- denly gained fame through the columns of the " Tiffin Daily Advertiser " . One day a boisterous crowd was gathered around the bulletin reading a newspaper clipping which was based on one of " Pablo ' s " letters telling about the cruise. When asked about it he swore that the version was both elongated and distorted. At any rate it must have cured him of spreading a heavy line for since then he has gained no notoriety on that account. Nor has he often utilized any line in connection with the femmes while at the Academy for he has not dragged very often and when he did it was usually blind. Wooden.? Not so ' s you could notice it . He never has been in danger of going unsat and not because of luck either. That he has been endowed with the normal amount of hard luck is easily proved by the few reasons for the men- tion of his name in the morning orders. Class Soccer {4, 3, 2); Numerals {2); Buzzard (2). O o Oo NORMAN BLAKESLY SIMMONDS Brooklyn, New York WHOA! Wife, where ' s my letter.? Did you hide it, or isn ' t the mail out yet.? Well, if I don ' t get that letter in the next mail some- one will get a big surprise! In this daily mono- logue we have the key to " Red ' s " supreme interest. By means of a mail chart and equa- tions, using his grease with the correspondents, velocity of trains and the inefficiency of the mail service he tried to determine his chances for mail. The All-Academics never received his serious consideration, for with a little velvet in all sub- jects he could see no reason for boning. Al- though a product of a summer military camp he has never shown the good results of this train- ing. All the D. O. ' s know him by name because of his frequent mention in the morning orders. With luck and strategy he kept these reports so scattered that a Miss Springfield was not the O. A. O. But she was semi-weekly drag for sometime after a poorly aimed apple hit a D. O. Wrestling Squad {4, 3, 2); Expert Rifleman; P. A. List. t gffi t h. WILLIAM COOK FRANCE New Rochelle, New York WILLIAM COOK FRANCE at a song or a dance, is the peer of all men to behold, with his hot navy line and his glances sublime, he charms all the maidens so bold. But ' tis not of this thing that we wish most to sing- though there ' s more we could easily tell — ' tis his habits so rare that we wish most to air and proclaim e ' en to you, New Rochelle. His most prevalent vice — no, never touches the dice — is the wearing of shirts all in ribbons; from the front to the back a most evident lack shows the pelt of his royal " his nibbons. " Though we rant and we rave and slip nearer the grave, ' tis all to the vainest of uses, a needle and thread seem to fill him with dread and he balks with the weakest excuses. We ' d forgive him for that if he ' d only grow fat and furnish some real competition. " Eat and grow thin " , will he ever give in and give up this pernicious ambition? The rest of us brood and give up our food, resort to all kinds of privations, though our efforts he ' ll conn he just scoffs and scoffs on without fear of a large corporation. So we ' ll close with a hope that some day he ' ll elope with a damsel of potent right arm, who will mend all his shirts and drive away flirts and thus keep our " Charley " o from harm. _. Mandolin Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Leader Mandolin Club (1). a ALONZO EARLE McLAUGHLIN New York City, N. Y. " T TEY. mister, what ' s that on the side of X X your head.? " " My ears, sir! " Thus " Mac " came sailing into our midst and thus ever since he has sailed serenely onward, carrying always that broad Irish smile, the cause of his winning the letter con- test. It was quite evident that the old proverb, " Little boys should be seen and not heard, " had never caused him the slightest worry. Worry? He doesn ' t know what it means! Even being unsat regularly never gives him the slightest concern. And since such a nature usually goes with woodenness, he has had his troubles with the All-Academics. But, some- how, perhaps through the " luck of the Irish, " he manages to pull through. He is a born believer in celebrating " the occasion " , whatever that may be. Anywhere, anytime, anyhow; Christiania, Lisbon, Anna- polis; all have seen him in action. Annapolis especially, recalls the successful passing of Youngster semi-anns and the subsequent jubi- lee. Even a snow bath failed to cool his ardor. " Hot Helen! " Class Baseball {2, 1), Numerals {2); Black N. ' Charli 82 o " Mac " u ...m i SZib J HUGH BUCHANAN McLEAN Orange, Texas ' T TEY. where ' s the rest of this paper? " ofth That ' s the question. " Where ' s the rest IS paper Don ' t let " Mac " catch you asking that, though, because the Orange Daily Leader is a necessary part of his life. Besides, he is Scotch and, as you know, a Scotchman dearly loves anything that is connected in anyway with his ideals. " Mac ' s " Scotch all right. Just ask him about it and see what he says. I have known him to pass serious judgment on a man for less than that. But he doesn ' t adhere to the close instinct of a Scotchman. No, he does not save his pen- nies. Well, coming to think about it, why should he.? He is free, young and always ready to have a good time, no matter what the cost. Besides, the serious side of his carefree life hasn ' t as yet appeared on the horizon. So, in the end, he is right. As far as the women are concerned, " Mac " has been pretty lucky. He has had many a scare, thinking that matters were becoming seri- ous, but always his stubbornness (or perhaps it was his luck) came to his rescue at the psycho- logical moment. " Hey, how about a little game of bridge.? " HARRY EDWARD RICHTER New York, N. Y. A GERMAN name, a Roman nose, and a Bronx accent, and yet he wears the Sham- rock on St. Patrick ' s Day. Aftersoccerseason, " Harry " liveson his laurels and any time you want to harmonize on some of the old favorites just drop around to the room. For music is his long suit and if you don ' t hear him singing you can hear him making music on his pipe. Or perhaps you will be just in time to hear some of his stories of the days back home, as there is nothing " Harry " likes better than an old-fashioned horseshoe fest. Just get " Louie " Allen and him discussing a big deal in Camel Products and they could talk all night. In the spring, " Harry " again begins to think about athletics, so every afternoon right after drill, or at least within an hour afterwards, he decides that he will take some exercise. Then the question comes up as to what would be best to do. But after running through his accomp- lishments (mentally), and discussing the matter for another half hour, " Harry " finally decides that he really ought to write that letter anyway. Track (4, 3, 2, 1); N A (4); N {3, 2); Academy Record, Pole J aiilt: Company Representative (- , 3); Honor Committee (3): Class Football (4). " Ma Q« (3° OoO Class Soccer (3); Soccer Squad (2, Buzzard (2). ); Harry 83 Mii as r - . (i SKbtJ RICHARD GREGORY GANAHL Salt Lake City, Utah SHORTY came to us out of the West and started in at once to make himself famous. Oratory and demerits were his strong points. He could, and would, talk on any subject, and his theories astounded us. All he needed was a good listener. After successfully weathering the broom- barrage of Plebe year, Shorty gained more than local fame on Youngster cruise by chmbing the Rock of Gibraltarin ten flat. The strenuous grind of Academic life has never perturbed Shorty in the least, for he has managed to " out-theory " the profs by reason of endurance. Nothing was ever known to worry him, with the possible exception of that " red-headed gal. " He takes life as he finds it, yet never goes out of his way to look for it. Shorty goes out with admirers on every hand. The least we can say is that he ' s a man ' s man — and then some. WENDALL EVERETT KRAFT Park Ridge, Illinois HAT lesson is the easiest thing in the le the book! Half this study period left to sleep. Watch me! " Ten seconds later tnere comes a steady zz-zz from " Herman ' s " room, a sure indication that he ' s dead to the world. For, though he is a star man in Academic pur- suits, this good natured Dutch boy has never been sat in sleep since he first coughed and signed his life away Plebe year. He hasn ' t given up hope yet, and three times has almost had sleep enough. As a result of the fi rst time, a guard on the opposing team thought a steam roller had taken his place; the second, his English Prof admitted himself vanquished; the third, he broke an oar at the finish of the Henley course. He breaks hearts as often and as easily as he breaks oars, and the multitude of pink and blue enveloped missives left by the mail each day sends up a smoke screen of p rfume that never fails to bring him to investigate, oblivious to demands of " Come here, ' Herman ' and tell us the dope! " or " Hurry up, it ' s time for prac- tice! " Wendall was a railway signal maintainer and a potential magnate, but he left them all for the honor and glory of being a Junior Lieut. (Retired) and here he is, along with all of us. Star (i, 2); Crew Squad (2); Hustlers (4); Class Szciinmitig (i); Class Football {2). ' Her ■ ■ ' ..tjjk-.M I ALBERT RUSSELL LINHOLM McPherson, Kansas WHAT ' S that? You never heard of McPherson? " The scene is on the observation platform of a westbound train in Kansas. In a few mo- ments the whistle whistles, the brakes brake, and the train pulls up before an unaccustomed stop. From an old weatherbeaten structure, there hung a sign which spelled the magic word " McPherson. " Our hero gives us a big smile, shakes hands all around, and joins the par- ade, headed by the band. He is off in a blaze of glory that is to last an entire month. A wonder at the game of knives and forks, he really gets thin carrying around what he eats. In after years, if someone shall ask me if I know Admiral Linholm, I shall reply, " Admiral Linholm ? I fought, bled and died at his table for four years trying to keep from starving to death. " Rifle Squad {4, 3). 9 ' JAMES HIRAM McINTOSH San Diego, California JUICE is fruit if you only refer to somewhat complex theories back in the fundamental principles. Great shades of Steinmetz! J The scene is a room in Bancroft Hall. The time a night in January just before the semi- annual examination in Juice. Gathered around the table in the middle of the room you will find a hungry looking group with mouths agape trying to comprehend what it is all about, but still unable to trace the last micro-farad to its final resting place. Leave it to James. Being a native of California, " Jimmie " is a constant source of information on all that pertains to the west coast, swimming in general, bathing beauties in particular. Much can be said as to his likes and dislikes. His greatest joy seems to be swimming, in which sport he has made a name for himself both at the Academy and on the west coast. Of course he has a natural dislike for anything lacking in B. T. U. ' s. Unselfish and willing at all times to help along to the best of his ability, he will always be remembered as such by his classmates and friends. Swimming Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Black N (4). ' Cycloj Ob o ' Ji 8S (K ,v fi. 1-.V- y JOSEPH HOWARD GIBBONS, Jr. Frankfort, Kentucky THICK, billowy mists writhe and turn slowly above an inert form upon a far- from-downy cot. Is he dead? Has the precious spark been forever extinguished ? No, not dead, merely caulking. That is " Luke McLuke " , the holder of all Academy caulking records, dash, middle distance, and endurance. He isn ' t dead, he ' s just doing a bit of road-work in training for the cruise. Epicyclic " Luke " , the only man from Ken- tucky who ever ate toast off the track table. You just know he is a sprinter, — where else could he develop that reciprocating neck mo- tion.? His spine becomes so agitated at tirnes that his head thinks its playing crack-the-whip. A simple lad of simple tastes, he is. We of sterner minds are really softened when we see the childish contentment registered by " Gibby " when he gets a chance to play trap drummer with a pair of pencils. Just start a Vic and give him two sticks, then leave the room. Track Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). HOWARD VANIMAN HOPKINS Denver, Colorado THE night is calm and still, like the Army- Navy football game, when suddenly the air is pierced by the harsh and discordant notes of the bray of a he-goat calling for his mate. Quickly it starts and then slowly dies in a stac- cato diminuendo. A lean face, modestly clothed in a beard of rusty wire, appears around the edge of the door and the bray is repeated. " Pinky " enters the room, lets out a couple of more links in his neck, warms up his " Adam ' s Apple " and opens up with an " Excelsior " laugh. Then he throws back his chest and is off in a solo. He is away up in G, diminuendoes, slides up over a " Tangential and Normal Acceleration " , catches his second wind in a " Moment of Inertia " , does some brilliant work on a " Dangerous Section " , grabs high " C " with ease, goes down into the base clef, climbs out again, takes a six-barrel triplet without turning a hair and then passes out. Silence, then the clear, mild but pathetic answer from Bill, down in the courtyard. " Close the window, ' Pinky ' , he ' s homesick. " ) Wrestling Squad {4, 3, 2, 1); , JVNAT(3,2); Expert Rifleman. y 9 ' Mike ' - 86 41k O " Hoppy " ' A ' WALKER WESLEY HOLLER Anderson, South Carolina LL right, gangway through here! Here he comes, give him room. Stand aside, there. " " Who is coming, the King of Siam? " " Say, the King of Siam looks like the Right Ascension of the Mean Sun out horseback rid- ingcomparedtothishombre. Thisis " ' Bun, ' the one and only man who received enough letters at one time to keep him reading from midnight until reveille. This was on First Class cruise and the day his ship coaled, too. " It ' s been, " Carolina in the Morning " , afternoon and evening for him ever since December, 1922. Walker is a trifle sparse on avoirdupois but makes up for this in poise. To see his two-foot body perched on his four-foot limbs gliding about the deck is enough to make any physicist wonder how the power is developed. But still the waist line fades and new holes are bored in the belt. " All right, ' Pinky ' , I ' ll drag blind for you, but remember, two hundred pounds is the limit! " Class Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Soccer {2, 1). T! Q THOMAS DOUGLAS NAPIER Kenilworth, Illinois HROUGH the transom came one sentence as I chanced to be passing room 1256. That was enough! Automatically and instinctively I turned in to gaze upon its author. My entrance was unnoticed, and he continued: " Well, fellows, I was chatting with ' Bob ' Folwell this morning and he said to me, ' Tommy, old boy, I know there isn ' t a man on that team who can touch you when it comes to real football, but I want to give these inexper- ienced lads a chance to learn the game. ' " I understood immediately. " Tarzan " was engaged in his most delightful occupation, Mexican athletics, and around him stood seven midshipmen, leaning forward eagerly, with mouths open, motionless lest some word be missed. Standing only five feet five in his white socks, he has been too small for a varsity sport but, since early Plebe year, his room has been a ren- dezvous for everyone who chanced to decorate the pap sheet and wanted a good flowery line to melt the stone heartof the authorities and call forth an official apology for their thoughtless blunder. ' Star (4); Log Staff {2,1): Lucky Bag Staff; Reef ' Points Staff; Class Wrestling (4); Class Soccer (3, 2); I Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). Bun . 87 • A-: K JOHN DANIEL HAYES Brooklyn, New York THIS Celt with his expressive features and tremulous baritone was born in Green- wich Village and raised in Brooklyn. Such facts should make him sophisticated, but they don ' t. Gullibility is his middle name and no crack is too ancient to get a hearty laugh from J. D. He can get a thrill out of everything, even a tour of extra duty. When he was told the old standby about the President wearing red, white and blue suspenders because his shoes came untied, he became hysterical and everyone in the vicinity had to turn to, to calm him. Dragging is not his element but he has been a consistent member of the stag line. Youngster year his style was classed as eccentric, due to the disturbing influence of Prof Bell, but per- severance and practice have obliterated all the defects and he is now an accomplished per- former. No one is more contented with the service than J. D., who is an authority on its history. If to love one ' s work is to succeed in it, John will surely rise to the heights, and when we all meet below he will be fully qualified to relieve Charon for the trip across. Q JOHN ARTHUR MARSH Whitman, Massachusetts HAPPY am I, from care I am free, Why aren ' t they all content Hke me.? " The destinies that shape our ends have been kind to " John. " Three meals a day without working for them is all he asks of life and if there is no cut in that part of the Navy, he ' ll eat his way to the top. He doesn ' t hate his sleep, either, but he has yet to miss a break- fast because of it. Coming from another, it would sound con- ceited, but when " John " told us that the best looking man at the table had never dragged, we could only realize that it was sad but true. In this respect, he has failed in his oath, for he owes it to the Acadeny and the Naval Ser- vice to better their reputations in the eyes of the fair sex. Though most of his finer qualities are still dormant, his loyalty has always asserted itself. He talks you blue in the face about Massa- chusetts, thinks the Navy is the only institu- tion that deserves the right to exist and will do anything for a friend, except drag. Life to " John " is one big joke and his humor will carry you over many of the rough spots. Those who know him, love him and those who don ' t, can ' t realize what they have missed. Don ' t judge a work of art by its defects. Sub Squad {4, 3, 2, J); Class Baseball (5, 2, 1); Class Soccer (2, 1). ' Sheenie " 88 " Beaver " . t CTEfa I DANIEL JOHNSTON McCALLUM Idaho Falls, Idaho ' " V ' ES, SIR, there ' s more scenery within four 1 miles of Idaho Falls than there is east of the Mississippi. " You can argue with " Dan " but you ' re wast- ing your time. He knows whereof he speaks. Did he not make two trips to Jersey City via the scenic B. and 0. route, and tour New York City in a sightseeing bus Plebe year .? And has he not been duly voted into that body of noted connoisseurs of natural beauty, the National Geographic Society? " Dan " sleeps more in the daytime than most fellows do at night. This harmless and uncon- trollable habit, his most besetting vice, brought him unwelcome fame as a Plebe, and nearly cost him his Buzzard Second Class year. Lec- tures mean just another nap to Mac, and al- though he is a regular church-goer, he has never been heard to comment on the sermon. Quiet and unobtrusive, he has no enemies, if you except those of his own imagining in the Academic Department. Although he seems to be destined to remain in the Navy, his reflec- tions often wander to a place far removed from all thoughts of bunkers and barbettes. Buzzard {2); Class Baseball {3, 2); Numerals {2); Class Soccer (4, 2, 1). VIRGINIUS RANDOLPH ROANE Cash, Virginia PERHAPS few of us will remember Virginius in a boxing ring or around the gymnasium, but most of us can always picture him sittmg comfortably in a chair, his face wreathed in a sunny smile, puffing at little Fatima and boldly saying " Two no trump " . Out of the Virginian forests came this youth unto the Naval Academy and he was called Virginius, after his state. The yinning smile and excess weight that he carried upon his arrival, stayed with him during his years of oil and achievement here. Even as his great fore- father, Bryn-Mawe, attained great success with the fair cries, so our Virginius has tread on many a dainty foot over at the hops and many are the femmes who will attest that his is no mean hoof. Virginius has ambled through this vale of swabos as an oyster boat beats into Crabtown, no great speed or haste, no ostenta- tious display, just getting there. Sub Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). Q " Mac " " Virgin 89 I . ftgl iaBttet i m ARTHUR ROGER HEISSER Celina, Ohio AWAKENING one morning amid a series i of moans and groans " Art " suddenly realized that the pleasures of yesterday are the sorrows of tomorrow. No, not what you are thinking, all this was the direct result of an endeavor to prove his contention that any man from Ohio could make a real rootin ' tootin ' pistol shooting cowpuncher. Oh, yes, he con- tinues to admire horses — from a safe distance and no more horseback riding for him. Although many of us have tried any number of methods to avoid the trials and tribulations of Youngster cruise, " Art " succeeded in solving the problem very easily. Just a few moments pain caused by placing his hand under a steam jet while making coffee and his position on the binnacle list was assured for the remainder of the cruise. He states that a caulking mat on the deck and a good book beats shoveling coal any hot day in Gibraltar. To " Art " there is no place like Ohio, barring none, not even Arkansas, and the one girl back home continues to hold all his affections. Class Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain, Class Baseball {3, 2). GERALD BARKER OGLE San Angelo, Texas A GIRLISH voice calls from o ' er the sea, Jerry, oh Jerry, come back to me! " ' Twas in the land of the Midnight Sun where " Jerry " made his debut into the well-known Kristianian society, and of course he fell in love with the prettiest of them all. Every liberty, with a few extra ones, too, he spent with this little girl at a well-known inn on the slopes ot Holmenkollen. Time came for departure and two little hearts were broken — " Jerry " soon for- got, as midshipmen usually do — but Annick did not forget him. It ' s no use to continue the story, you all know it, so we ' ll " skoal " one to " Jerry " and his beautiful Kristiania girl. " Jerry " came to the civilized world from the wilds of west Texas and ever since then he has been continually falling in love. His love affairs at first seemed to center around New York City, but now they are drifting westward, and in time he will be back to the old 0. A. O. Class Football (4, J, 2); Class Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2); ' Assistant Keeper of the Goat. Q- I ' Art " 90 !.«» ' . Jerry _ ,« Stttfl . k - N SOLOMON FREDERICK ODEN Blackshear, Georgia " TF I could only shimmie like my sister Ka — X atie. " Here he comes, Solomon, the boy wonder from Blackshear. The town is famous for but three things, the Lake, the Boulevard, and last but not least " Sol " . " I certainly knocked ' em for a row lawst period. " Making the Academics rave is " Fred ' s " chief delight and red marks are a thing unknown to hmi. Christmas leave. Second Class year, marked a turning point in his life. The moon and dreamy music on the " ' Vic " , became his boon com- panions. All his idle hours were spent in build- ing air castles and in dreams of the 0. A. O. and the happy future. It was then the Navy lost another Jones and the world gained a second Billy Sunday. " Fred ' s " reform movement became the topic of the day, rumors became prevalent that he would become a chaplain, but alas not so. Married civilian life is Solomon ' s , goal and graduation will mark the departure of " Fred " from a life on the sea. Class Boxing (4); Class Baseball {4, 2). o O o CHARLES JOSEPH STUART Roanoke, Virginia ' ■ " HOLLY " arrived in Crabtown with the V sum total of two cents in his pockets, and the determination to spread joy from State Circle to Sherwood Forest. Coming from the Army-Navy Game Second Class year, his strong desire to become a brake- man caused his Xmas dinner to be served on the Reina. Yet he boasts of his black " N " stars, and reads his name in red every month in grease. Outside of his ambition to imitate the noble Robin Hood, " Cholly ' s " happiest thought is First Class year, and no big-hearted watch officers. As for honors, " Stu " claims to have been the only Plebe at the " Little Club " , Plebe Army-Navy Game, the only human being to have held up traffic at Fifth and Broadway for ten minutes, a charter member of the " K. P. A. ' s " , and nearest intruder on the rights of the noble Robin Hood in the Academy. Stuart is for a naval career, and may he al- ways make friends in the fleet as he has here with us. " Ha! Ha! Ha! Who are those funny guys? " Now I and Charlie Davis . " Class Soccer (2, 1); Class Track {4); Black N ; Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana {2, 1). " Ckolly " 91 GREGG MILLER LINDSAY Louisville, Kentucky " " REGG " has the unique honor of being the VJ only member of our class to have had two Plebe years. One at each of Uncle Sam ' s institutions of learning. During those two years he acquired more knoweldge about the correct status of a Plebe than even Tecumseh will ever know. Two such years gave him a brace that has been " a thing of beauty and of joy forever " . ' Tis rumored however that as a wee infant his loving father — a West Point graduate — made him sleep on an ironing board; hence the brace. " Gregg " is fastidious to the point of foppish- ness when it comes to a question of uniforms. When snatching a few moments caulk his position is something as follows: (1) Right hip resting precariously on chair; (2) Feet daintily crossed, one resting on table, the other hooked firmly around any nearby object; (3) Trunk and shoulders supported by right ear which, in turn, usually rests comfortably upon the bed. Cleanliness is next to godliness with him, as witness the large and varied supply of gear he carried with him on Youngster cruise. " Gregg " had the " Corner Drug Store " right in his sea bag! Class Crest Committee; Radiator Club {4, 3, 2, 1); Pink N. OUR hero left Guthrie amidst the mellow strains of the Guthrie Silver Cornet Band and, after six holdups and numerous attacks by the Indians, left the stage coach and grabbed the train for Crabtown. Since his arrival he has made himself famous in many ways. Plebe year several good men attempted to see that he was properly brought up, but were forced to give up in despair. He could not be made to see the light. Among his bad habits is the one of spooning on every Plebe he can find. An- other is fencing. His favorite indoor sport is ruining all the push buttons for the electric lights by poking them with a sword. His wife had to remonstrate with him for this action. After due pressure was exerted he finally desist- ed in his destructive efforts and shows promise of growing up some day. He ' ll be a great help to his parents when he does. p o Fencing Squad (i, 2, FN At [2): Expert Rifleman. o Q° o Oo 92 ' ShiX i « ar " Feather " FRANKLIN AUGUSTUS STROHECKER Portland, Oregon SINCE Plebe year our " Gus " has been a member of the every afternoon bridge club. His vast knowledge of women came from his diligent study of many Cosmos, Red Books and Saturday Evening Posts. If you want the straight dope on the " golden " west, just get " Gus " and his roommate started. That pair stick together like a fly and Tangle- foot, though they have pulled enough raw ones on each other to make an ordinary pair enemies for life. Plebe year " Gus " decided the Crew Squad needed a good man, hence he made the Plebe crew and was going strong until Second Class year the coach decided our hero couldn ' t be placed in anything light enough to call a shell. A real optimist, with a cheerful philosophy and a good word for everyone, he will make a shipmate any of us will be glad to be with. Crew {4, 3, 2); NA (J); Football Squad (2, 7); Boxing Squad (2); Buzzard (2): ' 24 Crossed Oars (4). RUFUS CALHOUN YOUNG, JR. Portland, Oregon FROM God ' s Country comes this (youthful) prodigy who always has been and always will be a strong supporter of the art of caulking. He also is a faithful member of the extra duty squad, always being first in line to be mustered. Every department has fallen for his very fluent line except Dago, where English doesn ' t count. He is a charter member of several clubs, the most prominent of which are the bridge and radiator clubs. When the morning orders are read, his name is usually heard, due to his non- chalant appearance and bearing. A Red Mike while here at the Academy, but watch his speed when he gets on leave. Plebe year he showed marked ability in Calisthenics even to such a degree that he could write a book similar to the " Daily Dozen " which would be guaranteed to red uce even the most pitiful. He was never known to work but eventually will if his plans concerning a certain person in New Jersey materialize. Rifle Squad {4). " Ruf 93 Tr iSB l ALLEN PHILLIP CALVERT Long Beach, California STOP, look and think deeply. You ' ve anal- yzed and classified to your own satisfac- tion many of the most unique specimens of the 1924 output of this, the Government ' s largest zoo. Now we ' ll spot you a perfectly good deep- sea lead and defy you to fathom this one. One would scarcely think that the possessor of such a courtly visage as that above could be the originator of the cold blooded remark " Now that we have dined, let ' s go to the Black Cat and chow. " We blush to think of the effect it would have had on h is guests of fifteen minutes previous, had they overheard him. But never- theless, the remark was well-timed, hence his sustained popularity with chaperones and older people in general. " Al " has the rather expensive honor of being the only one to have skags on hand during the week before requisition, another contradiction, since he is sheik to the very limit of his eight dollars per month. With the revelation of " Al ' s " characteristics entre nous, read on and complete your analysis of the hero of Forest Glen. Christmas Card Committee (2, I); Log Staff {4,2,1); Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana Committee (1). TED CONGER MARSHALL Long Beach, California " T ED ' S " good fellowship reached an apex A of development at the Army Game, when he valiantly defended a civilian against a horde of embattled farmers. They must have been farmers, for their coats were off. " Ted ' s " protege was in evening dress, good form and congenial disposition. The two became such friends that " Ted " invited him to the Naval Academy any week-end, promising a decidedly high time, since the Duty Officers meant noth- ing to him. In fact, he would put his charming new friend in midshipman ' s uniform, which no doubt would be quite a treat for a civilian who had never seen Annapolis. After a few more encouraging remarks concerning the ineffici- ency of D. O. ' s, they parted in Philadelphia. Monday morning " Ted " walked into a section room and saw his recent friend in the pathetic role of instructor — his sleeves encircled with gold braid. This is a convincing demonstration of the democratic spirit prevailing at our institu- tion and " Ted " has done credit to his Alma Mater in this respect. ) Clau Football (4, 1); Numerals; Class Boxing (4). Q ' " jr 94 " X-J " Ted ' !i S- w? m ' GEORGE CANNON MONTGOMERY Warrior, Alabama BEFORE going any further, girls, just stop to gaze upon the above example of what a good photographer can really do. Note the delicately chiseled mouth, the strong lines of the nose, and above all, the hair. It ' s some hair, all right, it had to be to withstand everything from " Watkin ' s Mulsified " down to mange cures. However, " Monty " isn ' t as dumb as he looks. It ' s a natural dislike of hard work, coupled with the love of a .soft bed, that keeps the stars off his collar. " George " possesses that type of physical make-up that provokes comment from the side- lines when he starts his stuff before the gentry. However, he has found that his build is best adapted to a radiator or a bed, and he takes his workouts accordingly. " Monty " doesn ' t say much about the affairs of the heart, but it ' s a pretty safe bet that the lucky girl lives in Alabama. Baseball Squad (4), NA; Class Baseball (3); Hustlers (4); Class Football (3, 2). HERRMANN GARRETSON PAGE Sandpoint, Idaho STRANGER, you may believe that Sand- point is a one-lung podunk nestled away among the grim grey rockies, but " Herrmann " opines that the aforesaid hamlet is a thriving metropolis, the pride of Idaho. If you still hanker to dispute that point, " you ' re a better man than I am, Gunga Din. " Though inclined toward the humanitarian sciences of veterinary surgery or dentistry, " Hermann " found him- self, in the summer of 1919, a member of the regiment. In his first year, he mixed Academ- ics, chess and Cosmos in the wrong proportions and straightway became an integral part ot ' 24. Under a quiet and unassuming exterior, " Her- mann " nurses a fondness for clever repartee and friendly banter. Four years work on the flying rings must have developed his lungs as well as his arms, for when his bellows reverberate through the halls and the rafters shake, be calm, ' tis only " Herrmann " , roaring for his lost Cosmo. Q Gym Team (4, 3, 2, 1). ' George " Q ' " Herrmann 9S « ' ' - (tPti ti universe, the center of the world ' s art and culture, the home of great statesmen, and the cradle of American Democracy " . There- upon, this tall Irishman lapses into a self-satis- fied reverie on dear old Boston, much to the relief of his roommates. Fresh from Boston College, " Mac " entered his naval career with a determmation to take advantage of his cultural education and be sav- vy amongst his less fortunate classmates. To some extent he has been successful. Just before Youngster anns, " Spivis " de- cided that a trip to the romantic West Indies had no charms for him. Thereupon, he jour- neyed to our little hospital and spent the sum- mer enjoying the life of a convalescent. He should be complimented upon his good judg- ment. From an athletic standpoint, " Spike " has never convinced the coaches that he is the man to save the day. Always ready for a good time, " Mac " is a good gloom chaser. " Say, fellows, have you any skags. ' " ELBERT ALONZO PALMER, Jr. Saratoga Springs, New York NOW fellows, here ' s the dope, " might be fittingly inscribed under this man ' s picture. " Slim " as a cheer- and dope-spreader has had no equal during his four year ' s sojourn with us. Each man in the class has been his particular friend. " Slim " , which nickname was given to him on his first public display of his lower limbs at the swimming pool, left the old home town of Saratoga with one purpose firmly fixed in his mind. He had by the process of elimination dicarded his possibilities as a lawyer and had definitely decided to be a son of old King Nep- tune. So the old King has reason to swell with pride. Athletically speaking, this Saratoga chap has been a potential miler for four years — but he just never could get those legs into condition in time for the big meets. Perhaps the greatest thing that will linger in our minds for years to come is the agility and eagerness with which he jumps up at the first note of revielle in the morning. He was never reported for not being turned out — but how well we remember Plebe year when he was ' C the slave of the then non-reg Fatima. " I ' ve got to do more bonmg, fellows. " 9» Sub Squad (4, 3, 2, ). o Oo I • r.— - GEORGE WINFIELD STOTT Yambill, Oregon ' QTOTTY ' , come here!!! " _ That wasn ' t a request, it was a command and the effect on the tall sunburned lad attired in his first " Navy blues " was electric. He wheeled with precision and rapidly directed his steps toward the source of command. " Tell these Southerners here why you dropped the plough in favor of old man Nep- tune. " The glint of determined purpose flashed in our hero ' s eye and with a dramatic gesture of the arms he thundered: " Sir, I came in the Navy so I could go back to Yambill and have the women pat me on the back and say — ' There ' s a Man!!! ' " Plebe days are gone forever, but Yambill is still looking forward to that homecoming. The " Sheik ' s " favorite pastime is arguing and much to the delight of his roommates he has argued his way through four years success- fully, keeping both the Academics and the fair sex at a safe distance. His future is literally up in the air and may the Aviation be all the more successful for his efforts. Class Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Class Track (4, 3, 2); Class Boxing (4). ' RALPH ENSIGN WILSON Salem, Oregon JUST glance at " Rollo ' s " middle name and then answer the question, " Why did this young man enter the Navy. ' " ' A sailor from birth, " Rolio " has never been known to do anything unseam anlike and therefore we may pardon him for his impatience with his less sea- going comrades when they say starboard for port. Even his athletic achievements have been accomplished in the water. None of us can for- get the time he jumped into the swimming pool to mix it up in a water polo game. He is so bad that he can ' t wait until after breakfast to dabble around in his beloved H2O, for each morning of the year finds him frolicking under an icy shower. " Rollo " has never gone wild over the femmes, but he is one of the very few of us who has had a faithful O. A. 0. for four long years. This epitaph would in itself be sufficient to recall Wels to any of us. . Log Staff (4, 3, 2); ' Log Board {1). " Sheik ' OoO " Rollo " 97 CLYDE JULIUS NESSER Amherst, Wisconsin DEAR Mother, I ' m afraid I won ' t like the Navy. A short while ago, a massive, uncouth brute administered a severe reprimand to me. His eyes, gleaming from his unshaven face, made apparent his homicidal intent, etc., etc. " Fruit for " Julius. " Another Plebe has fal- len for the disguise. He can ' t be blamed, either. On occasions, when Gillette ads or the style of caps don ' t appeal to " Julius, " stran- gers usually smile greasily or look for exists. The " Count ' s " ability to submerge the Plimsoll ' s mark made him unanimous presi- dent of the " Restauranteurs, " " Knights of Valhalla " and any other name you wish to con- fer on a quartet of chow-hounds de luxe. His heart is as vulnerable to Cupid ' s darts as casemate armor is to a bean shooter. His philosophy, in brief, is a striving for that ideal condition in which one may come or go as he pleases, leaving nothing after him but a dirty collar, an unpaid rent bill and a negative grease with the police force. " I wish you bozos wouldn ' t crush these butts when you put them out. " 9 " o Oo ' Julius " 98 CHARLES WILLIAM OEXLE Buffalo, New York ASIDE from the minor and usual calamities 1%. of Plebe year, " Charlie " was doing very well until Youngster Gymkhana. Lured on by the honeyed promises and pictures of a black- hearted scroundel, he dragged, and dragged blind. It was a pity he wasn ' t blind. A person who hadn ' t seen her could never receive an adequate idea of her, and those unfortunates who had seen her shuddered to think of it. The callous brute who enticed " Charlie " into the snare was so hardened that he attempted to use the woman ' s first name as a nickname for " Dingle " . Second Class spring found him in the toils of Juice. An unrivaled combination of Profs, starting with a couple of hard-boiled officers and ending with " Ampere Pete " and " Gasping Gus " , left him no time for love. This double curse of fate utterly disillusioned him; no longer does he rise to the tempting bait of " You needn ' t dance with her, " " I ' ll pay for the chow, " " Her sister won a beauty contest, " " Her mother makes good fudge " . From a sim- ple, trusting youth has been forged a cos- mopolitan man of the world, who now and then condescends to scatter a few golden moments for some girl to cherish in her memory. Class Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1); Class H ' a er Polo {4, 3, 2, 1). CS Xi V ARTIE LEON WILLIAMS, JR. Sulphur Springs, Texas " TTEY, how ' s to drag for me Saturday? " X A Artie always had more girls on hand than he could satisfy. Why? Take a slant at those raven locks and sparkling black eyes. Ask the Fairmont girls, they know. " Artie " is not one whom one would term a " savoir " . Though he continually sobbed that he was bilging, he always managed to capture the necessary 2.5. As for honors; now, " Artie " holds the record of New York City for eating the greatest num- ber of grape fruits and making use of the most crushed ice in one single morning (after). His athletic intentions were good but on account of a nose that bled on the slightest provocation he had to quit the beauty-marring squad. In baseball, again the fates were against him. Early in his first season he injured his hand, which never completely healed. He would do anything to oblige. Even to helping you out with that " brick " you drew on a blind drag. " Bilged again today. Gawd, it ' s pitiful. " " Jack, I do wish you ' d buy some cigarettes. " Class Boxing {4, 3, 2); Class Baseball {3, 2,1). O JACK BANKHEAD WILLIAMS Paris, Texas BRING them on! Two fisted Williams! Record holder for duty! After being in the supernumerary section of the duty squad for three years, " Button " decided that Saturday night duty when dragging was too much. " Jack ' s " method of getting out of it was simple, he merely broke his fist over someone ' s head and got on the excused list. Besides being a violinist of rare ability, a whiskey tenor makes him much sought for by the fair sex. Even in Christiania, he had an exceedingly hard time in getting away from two Norske queens who incessantly cried, " Come here to me, Mister Jack. " Those who knew " Jack " will always remember his wit and good humor. He has always been the king in a handful of deuces. " Get away from me, you can ' t kiss me. " " I wasn ' t smoking down there, sir, I ' m on probation. I was just playing cards. " Class Soccer {3, 2); Class Wrestling {2). O c Oc d ' OqO ' Artie " " Jack " 99 HARRISON BELKNAP SOUTHWORTH BiNGHAMTON, NeW YoRK ONEday,whenvery young, " Harry " saw the Binghampton volunteer fire department dash wildly down the street. He became imbued with an abnormal craving to wear a blue uni- form with shiny buttons and to have at his command such an awe-inspiring array of shm- ing machinery, be it on street car, fire depart- ment or battle wagon. His famous rolhng walk eliminated all but the latter, so he climbed aboard the local and hied himself to Crabtown. " Brute " is a quiet lad, never regretting the past, worrying about the future, or seemmg dissatisfied with the present. But once that tranquil shell of his is pierced, the offender is suddenly overwhelmed by a volley of fiery words and confronted by a glassy stare that once seen is never forgotten. Several times during " Harry ' s " four year cruise on the good ship Bancroft the Academics have raised threatening seas, but by perseverance and determination he has successfully weathered every storm. We know he will weather any others that may come in the future. " Yes, indeed. " ARTHUR MARION TOWNSEND Jackson, Michigan WE don ' t know much about " Art ' s " his- tory before he left Jackson and came down here to take up his duties as a midship- man in U ncle Sam ' s Navy. But during his four years on the banks of the Severn, we have had an opportunity to become pretty well acquainted with him. This wasn ' t so hard, for " Art " is a first-rate mixer and blessed with an habitual good humor and a smile that outshines the mean sun at apparent noon. And when you get to know him you could not find a better, truer friend anywhere. He is not much given to boasting his own stock or bothering other people with his troubles, which have been many from time to time. He dopes ' em out for himself and does what he thinks is the right thing. Now and then during the four years, the Academics have caused him considerable mental anguish, and nearly ruined his " feliz " nature, but by dint of hard labor and perseverance he jumped all the hurdles but one, when he failed to see the lower limb and ran his ship on the O rocks. However, the high tide carried her off ° O and if he doesn ' t miss another sight, he is bound to make port safely in the end. O Brute . ' " ' ' ' IB RICHARD CHRISTOPHER WEBB, Jr. Greenwich, Connecticut NOBODY ' S pretty baby, but some man. " This was quoted by a fair (?) native of the striving young hamlet in which our home is situated and broadcast by all who knew him. Quiet and reserved in manner, yet capable of giving a wonderful walloping to the man who excites him. Ask Jack, he knows. It took " Dick " a long time to swallow the portion of the tank allotted to him and tow a man under water in order to acquire the title of " A " athlete. The one serious spot in a helium room. A guiding light without whom the others would have ascended to the ceiling and clung there for want of weight. He catted the anchor of the Olympia all by himself at a moment when delay might have resulted in slipping the anchor twine and forc- ing all hands to break out oars in order to take correct position with the battleships. " I ' m going to get out of this nice place. " Hell Cats (4, 3); Class Boxing (3); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). EDMUND WINSTON WHITEHEAD Amherst, Virginia FACING you is a young chap of Virginia birth. Bred into him has been the desire to engage in Uncle Sam ' s naval service. " Whitey " is of a mechanical nature and it is just as easy for him to dope out a problem or a sketch as it is for an artist to paint a sunset, and what greater accomplishment could a " mid " wish for in his four years at the Academy ? But there are various paths of pursuit in which " Whitey " engages. His great fad is detective-story read- ing and any night one might peek in his room and be sure of finding him busy pursuing his avocation. Another of his traits is that of corresponding with the ladies. This talent has been gradually developed since Plebe summer, until now the M. C. rarely passes " Whitey ' s " room without conveying to him a dainty pink or blue en- velope. o One day, Plebe summer, he was e.xperi- menting with a looking-glass, tantalizing the rays of the sun, when suddenly the reflection caught the eye of one of the fairer sex in the O laundry quarter, and truly, she thought the man " C was flirting. But " Whitey " finally convinced the " Com " that she entertained an erroneous O impression. Nevertheless, he gave up playing with sunbeams. 9 Class Water Polo (4, 3, 2) Numerals {4); Class Swimming (4, 3, 2). " Dick ' ' ' Whitey 101 ..i vgyJffit aJ Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz spells Adams. L It has always been a handicap to Reed. In chalk battles when he who hesitated was lost, Reed was out of the race before it started because he had to write his name and then his initials. Again, he was handicapped by being a " victim of the A ' s. " In October or February, ask one of this clan how many sections he has. You may learn he has five or you may merely awaken at the Pearly Gates. Reed has always been in charge because he is Adams. Weaker men would have changed their names into Zinklestein or Zyzlikovitch. However, when not mustering a section, Reed has been a busy man. He packs a mean wallop in his right and an equally nifty one in his left. Ask the boxing squad. And between the Mandolin Club and the Juice Gang, he ' s lucky not to get them mixed and put a Wheat- stone bridge in his mandolin. Echoes of Plebe summer " Where ' s Mr. Adams? Take charge; you ' re senior man. " Boxing Squad (4, 3, 2); Juice Gang (2); Mandolin Club {4, 2). o O 9° o Oo CLIFFORD LINDSEY ALDERMAN Springfield, Massachusetts THE above pictured denizen of Springfield came to the Academy with snowshoes and skis and seemed surprised when informed that there were places which did not have snow all the year ' round. He lived up to the " Mass " rep. for savviness, and saved many a dumb egg from premature cold storage by engaging in hours of heart-rend- ing mental wrestling with the vacuum-domed wrecks. His favorite diversions are playing " Easter " , organizing " Rook " leagues and writing an edition of the " Dyly Myle " to his O. A. O. He was never interested in dancing around anything but a soccer ball until his return from Second Class Sep leave. Since then he becomes savage if one dances an " Ode to a Banana " or does anything mocking Higher Art. He excels at " transom ball " . He is greatly grieved if visitors wipe their feet on his pet bedspread. He never smokes — when he ' s asleep. He never swears — when silent. " S-s-sh, I wanna taxi a green flag! " Soccer Squad {3, 2); ANf (2); Class Soccer (4); Log Staff (4, 3). , rrittffiBtth . It EDWARD WHITE RAWLINS Baltimore, Maryland FIRST and foremost comes the locker door — or rather the pictures on it. Start talking about the moon, or June Week, or both, and " Eddie " will gaze long and intently on a cer- tain fair photograph, and his spirits will soar. No wonder — he breaths helium, and his pulse makes knots. Then he bellows " Yea — a — a " for no particular reason at all. " Ed " should have been a train crier or a cir- cus ringmaster; when it comes to lungs he makes the Niagara cataract sound like a leaky shower. His, " Hey, Baldy " , can be heard all over Ban- croft, which, in a different direction, is as big as the Woolworth. And he has an appetite to match. Ever chip in on a box of candy with him on the cruise.? If you did, I hope you liked the piece you got. And milk! Why they tell me that two Jerseys have to stand watch and watch to keep him supplied. " Well, my lad. " " Oh, boy! You tell ' em, kid. " Expert Rifleman; Rifle Squad {4, 3, 2, 1); RNt [4, 3, 2); Captain ( ); National Matches, 1921; Winning Team, Intercollegiate Match, 1921 ; Gold Medal, Academy Small Arms Competition (2); Buzzard (2). O 9« CAMERON McRAE WINSLOW, Jr. Newport, Rhode Island " QECOND squad, Winslow on his way, sir. " i3 The mystery of how this particular gentleman of the regiment invariably succeeds in beating the D. O. to morning formation has baffled even the closest of his friends. About the time other mortals are racing to beat late blast, he steps out of bed into his waiting bawth. Before the gong has finished its last clang, the " Admiral " can be seen strolling leisurely into ranks with a cheery, " Hey, I ' m here. " The story of the " Admiral ' s " leap into notoriety is the story of a scream one dark wintry night. Peace and quiet, broken only by the occasional ripple of a snoring Mid., reigned throughout the Second Wing. Suddenly a thud, followed by a terrifying yell, resounded through the corridor. The only eye witness awoke to behold the amazing sight of the " Admiral " — pajama-clad and barefooted — standing under the transom and howling to let all the slumber-wrapt world know what a cold night it was. " Just my luck! Forgot I had a skag in my mouth going to formation and got ragged when I bumped into a Guardian of the Regs. " Class Tennis (4, 3); Tennis Squad (2), TNt (2). " Admiral " 103 r Y ' HANSON WEIGHTMAN BALDWIN Baltimore, Maryland " A LLAH be praised, we are once more in Jl . the fireroom; had the mid-watch last night and sure had a big time. " He fired two boilers, helped the coal-passers, hauled fires; with the ship under forced draft, the thermom- eter at one hundred and three; enjoying him- self more than if he were at the June Ball. Upon being relieved he swung his hammock in his favorite place on the forecastle and was soon dreaming of dear old Baltimore. Being awak- ened by one of those tropical storms which drive most sailors below decks, he laughed at the rain, and pulling up an old hatch cover, remarked to a fleeing classmate, " My, I get a big kick out of this. " He devotes most of his recreation hours to athletics, and whether engaged in water polo or rowing, winning or losing, he puts everything he has into the game. Determined to stay in the service, " Hans " looks forward to the time, " When I am in the Asiatic Fleet on the Yangtze Patrol " . Buzzard (2); , Water Polo (2), WNP {2); Class Water Polo {4, 3); Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); Class Football Squad {4, 3,2). JOSEPH MUSE WORTHINGTON Annapolis, Maryland IN the " heart of the heart " of Maryland close by the bonny banks of the Severn, Joseph Muse Worthington first " lived and moved and had his being " . With apples to pick, corn to cut, and " the prettiest girls in the world " as a diversion, there seemed scarce likelihood thatthe lure of Neptune would reach the family of Worthington. But the ways of the sea are strange and the farmer decided to change the ploughshare for the coal shovel; the " cits " for the dungarees. Ever since, " Joe " has been one of the " pampered pets " and has spent his time in " protecting and defending " himself from the onslaughts of the Ac Department. Through it all, his Academy life has been one of intense boning mixed with equally intense intervals of tennis, and of " life, love and laughter " . Next to his Bowditch, his favorite volumes are his scrapbook and women ' s eyes. " From Farmer to Sailor " , in three volumes, would express " Joe ' s " career at Annapolis. Buzzard (2); Class Tennis (3, 2), Numerals {2); Class Basketball (4); Class Baseball (4). ' Baldx 104 Ik ii J it Joe ;w« g ti . J z irpjp THOMAS JAMES BALL Davenport, Iowa ON one of July ' s hottest days, " Tom " arrived amongst us after traversing miles and miles of wheat fields. A nice journey for a mere lad of sixteen, though one would hardly believe it; — none of us did. Plebe summer suited all hands very well, but this lad thrived on it. Thus was the beginning of such a hopeful youth. Plebe year brought some of life ' s little reverses. They seemed mighty big then. " Tom " moaned and sobbed, even as you and I, but they didn ' t get him down. Whatever we say, " Tom " had reason to be discouraged but he worked and managed to pull through in the end. Youngster year was better, — it always is the best. Like all normal midshipmen, this young man did his part at the hops and did it well. Now we are finishing and " Tom " is the same as ever, — hard-working because he wants to win. However, when the boys want to play bridge or golf, he is always with the gang. B-Squad Football (4); Class Football (J). EDWARD NICHOLS WILCOX HUNTER Portsmouth, Virginia GANGWAY! Bump! Bang! Crash! Into ranks he comes. No need to turn around to ascertain the cause of the commotion, for it ' s our " Eddy " without a doubt. There, people, you have him; hard-working, hard-loving, hard-playing, but let us not say hard-studying. No, he is not a super-man but just a good fellow and the life of any party re- gardless of Its type. As for Academics, " Ed " has held his own and more for four years without excessive boning. No, he is not savvy; he has a horseshoe tacked over the door and carries a lucky stone to class, so possibly that explains it. " Ed " hails from Portsmouth and it is sur- prising what little effect it had on him. Coming from that Southern port it is easily seen why he is seaward bound. Much knowledge did he pick up while playing around the wharves as a kid and now, " Eddy " , you have your chance to use it. Here ' s to you, " Ed " , and may your life in the service be successful. " Gurgle, gurgle, don ' t choke me " . ' " Oh, it ' s all in fun. " ) ) Football, B Squad (4, 3); Class Football {2, 1). 9 ' Tovi ' ' Ed ' 105 RICHARD SWAN BARON Lowell, Massachusetts THIS lad came to us from the rock-bound shores of New England, bringing with him all the instincts and traditions that landed with the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. Who among us has not seen that rush of Puritanical blood to his cheeks when some uncouth person told a shady story? He is said to have a past, a dark and mysterious past; but, judging from his four years with us, we hesitate to put any faith in these foul rumors. At any rate, hehas a present. Ask the M. C. on his deck any morning what her handwriting looks like, — Ires unique. Rumor further has it that " Dick " is the one exception to the rule that all men from Massa- chusetts are disgustingly savvy. At least, he did hit a tree once and since then he has regarded such a thing with horriblemisgivings. Heclasses such a " lynching " with the witchburnings in his own dear Salem. One thing is certain,— he ' ll never hit the " tree of life " . Choir {4, 3, 2,1); Track Squad {4, 3); Class Track (2); Numerals ( ' ). ROBERT WELLINGTON ESMOND Albany, New York THIS pensive, gentle but eruptive child came originally from the township of Ballston Spa, New York. Finding the field of social endeavor there much too hunted on Youngster Sep leave, he straightaway moved to the capital. " Bob " has marked philosophic tendencies which, if they were properly fostered and developed, would undoubtedly place his name among those of Socrates, Plato, Captain Billy and other great minds. He neither takes pains to be a snake nor an out-and-out Red Mike, but lingers in between, fooling completely anyone who ventures to classify him. However, in one thing he is con- sistent: every time he drags, he drags JDlind, and every time he drags blind, he gets bricked. " Bob ' s " happy faculty of being able to find humor in almost any situation conceivable stands him in excellent stead in the occasional difficulties in which he finds himself. 9 ' 106 " Dick " ' •Bob ' Ki. «m " ARTHUR WENTWORTH BASS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ALLOW us to present the fire-eating argu- L fying, captivating and persevering boy. There is only one thing he ' d rather do than get in a fast and fur ious argument and that is eat. He does not think that he thinks, he knows that he thinks; and a Missouri mule for stubbornness is docile compared to this auburn-haired lad from " Philly " . There is no doubt but that " Red " was made to be either an Arrow Collar ad model or a lawyer but he has devoted his talents toward perfecting himself as the latter. He has found that there is a loop-hole to every law, regulations included, and ithas taken usfour years to cease to marvel at the wizardry with which he extricates himself from such charges as pockets in trou. So go get ' em, " Red " , make a million or two, and then sit on the world and watch it go round. Radiator Club {4, 3, 2, 1). Ji WOODWARD PHELPS New York City, New York " A ' ' - ' " " ' - S ' ' ' " ' gentle- l . men, we have the wild and dangerous " — is just about how one should introduce dear old " Woodie. " This handsome Navy Junior certainly lives up to his introduction — be it on the piano or cheer-leadering. If you doubt his ferocity, just mention a certain never-to- be-forgotten night in Maxim ' s at Lisbon. Hot dog! He sure had the old keys trained that night! In him we also see the ultra-ultra type of the genus snake. The ordinary snake drags often but not wisely, whereas the super type does so seldom, but what a result! We would person- ally like to have Wood pick our own drags, but that would be quite dangerous — for her. However, the old bean is not without the elementals in regard to athletics. His nata- torial experience is surely a valuable asset, and experience as a cheer-leader is certainly in- dicative of a pair of well developed — lungs. - Yes, dear reader, they are certainly unusual, and we hope Wood will not use them too ( harshly in his early Naval career. " " Geet— Geetsteef! " O Cheer Leader {2, 1); _. Jazz Band {2, 1); S3 " Class Swiviming {3, 2). ' Art " O ' M ' oodie " 107 . rfyfiffigKaa ' c A 1 U STEPHEN RAY BEDFORD Chowchilla, California IT was his first seamanship drill and " Steve ' s " oar dropped overboard, " Mister, you won ' t graduate. " But this wild-eyed, dashing young mule-skinner from the wilds of Chowchilla has fooled them all. " How come your bed is ' t made up? " " Isn ' t my bed, sir, only the bedclothes are mine. " The outcome of this is not fit for print. With such hardened disregard and contempt for the Upper Classmen, Stephen grew wise in the ways of a Plebe. He successfully " took charge " Hundredth Night. The great Baker-Bedford fight over the merits of a certain town in Iowa was enjoyed by the ground deck. " Steve " saw daylight one hour later with one eye; with the other, two weeks later. After eluding matrimony with one of the daughters of Norway, with the alibi that he had a wife and seven kids, he has decided upon the policy of no entangling alliances. " Bedford, Second Class, report to the Main Office. " " . ...l! What can that woman want now? " Class Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2). LeROI berrett blaylock North Ogden, Utah A salt from the great Salt Lake, " LeRoi " started on each cruise with confidence and much savoir faire. But you should hear him describe the hardships he went through — " Chow, did you say? Two shriveled up spuds, about the size of a dollar was all I could get, and after a fireroom watch, too. " Blaylock however was not hard to satisfy. He would drink salt water just as long as there weren ' t any fish in it, and considered himself lucky when he could scrape enough dew off the turret to shave with, " But when they star a man, that ' s too much. " " Why haven ' t you heard yet? " " They almost had to chloroform me to get me back from Sep leave. " " Get out of here if you ' re going to talk baby talk. " " Hey ' Cozy, ' eat some more slum. It don ' t cost you nothing. " " I wish I was not such a little runt and I ' d show some of these guys something. " Rifle (3); O Class IVresthng Squad (2). J. 9 ' Steve ' ' 108 OoO " if Roi ! RUSSELL JOHN BELLERBY Fairbanks, Alaska HAILING from Alaska, " Jack ' s " early train- ing among the bearded brutes and mal- amutes under the flaming opalescence of the aurora borealis has endowed him with conver- sational powers rare and magnificent, studded with metaphors and pregnant with allegory, strikingly embellished with similies racy and daring. Always equal to the occasion, nothing over- comes him, — he rises ever triumphant. He even managed to laugh it off when he under- took to introduce two people, having forgot- ten the names of both. Gifted with adaptibility, he is as much at home at the President ' s reception as at the Tivoli, tea at the Ritz and a stag party at Kelly ' s. Always cheerful, he adds to every occasion. His grouches are few, His smiles they are many! He doesn ' t air his troubles — He hasn ' t got any. Expert Rifleman. c CLINTON HAYWARD FRANCIS FOLGER Augusta, Maine 1SAY, ' Champ ' , let ' s take in a movie. " " Can ' t; I ' ve gotta walk. " Some of us go in for football, some for winter sports, and others for those that come in the spring. But the " Champ ' s " one outdoor athletic diversion is walking, all the year ' round. No extra duty is complete without him. The " Champ " came into prominence one day Plebe year when he came down with " Shiver my timbers " for a sea-going expression. Even after that, we had no idea of the true character of our outwardly dignified, silent and quiet-mannered lad. It took the Eskimo to awake the demon that slumbered in his soul. Apparently silent and reserved, he opens up on occasions with observations extremely witty, not to say clever, delivered on the fly, in his Down East patois. While the departments pre- sent no grave obstacles to him, his natural sav- viness doesn ' t get a fair chance to exhibit itself. It ' s easier to get him to stop studying than to get him started, for he is a firm believer in Ben Franklin ' s, " Never put oflF till tomorrow what can just as well wait till next week. " P. A. List. 9 ' o Oo " M " 109 ARTHUR KOONTZ BLOUGH Johnstown, Pennsylvania SAIL HO! And upon the scene, sailing three sheets to the wind, breezes the Uttle ingot from Western Pennsylvania, ready to make his debut as a Naval Officer. He achieved fame Plebe year by winning an argument from a chief. During the course of the conversation he received forty demerits, and a threat of dismis- sal, from a certain little duty officer. " What ' s your name? What ' s your name? Huh, it ought to be Bluff, you, a little red- faced plebe, talking to a chief hke that. What did the Com. say, what did the Com. say ? Well, take my advice and get out, get out. " Our Dutchman lived through these trials and won the key to a famous Spanish jail dunng Youngster cruise. He started Sep leave as a con- firmed bachelor and returned as the lovesick fellow he is today. He always helps the postman take his daily workout. Why did he crawl under the Christmas tree at a certain dance on Young- ster leave and turn out the lights? Ask him. Class Wrestling (3); Class Boxing (4). o Oo no OLIVER LeGRAND NORMAN Kaufman, Texas ' " T EX " was born in the state which bears X his name, where the chief occupation is cow-punching and the favorite sport is bull- dogging — throwing the bull. He has done much to acquaint the Regiment with that pleasure which is so popular in the Navy. He carried this trait to Port o ' Spain where he and the mayor had one of the roughest tea-fights ever seen. Norman reports his victory and anyone who disputes it shall be rocked. His ardent desire to bulldog led him to ask a Norwegian the only question he can say easily in Dago. " Parlez-vous francais? " " Oui, . " followed by a line which " Tex " could not have translated if it had been written. But he retali- ated with: " Je suis . " After that, Olaf suggested talking in English. Plebe year, he ran the Upper Classmen more than they ran him. He had one duty at the table, which was to call the pigs (Plebes) who were scattered over his end of the mess hall. He acquired much fame as interlocutor at the athletic meets. He was a regulation star, hav- ing gone eighteen months without a demerit. He has had many close encounters with the Aca- demics, but with the extra amount of effort which he is always able to put forth he has graduated, an ensign, head over heels in love. Football B-Squad (4); Class Baseball (4). ■mm ' m V Z ALFRED JOHNSON BOLTON Baltimore, Maryland THE below clipping, taken from last week ' s " Police Gazette " , is neither Valentino nor Dempsey — merely a cross between the two. The intimate glimpse reveals no less a person than " One Punch " Bolton, the famous Middie lightweight. Here we have an admirable com- bination of brute force and scientific skill. Na- ture endowed him with the will to win, and Lionel Strongfort did the rest. Despite the fact that he is a native of Balti- more, " Monty " admits that Wyoming is a good place to come from when Uncle Sam pays the bill. Encouraged by his early success along Hebraic lines, he has taken advantage of every opportunity offered, and at the present time he is giving Cozy Ed and Thrifty Tom a close race for the A. A. championship. And, lest we forget, " Jack " was a Cuttlefish — one of those rare creatures to whom duty was an obsession. He strove with his inherent zeal and unity of purpose to discover the Grail that they sought. Whether he succeeded or not, we can but wonder. ALAN WEIR Wilmington, Delaware FROM the wilds of Wilmington he came. A Palmolive complexion and a Sunday School smile, such was your first impression. But four years of salt sea and near-salt bay air is a hard dose and " Bud " succumbed. Today he is the acknowledged corridor-wide bridge authority. Who would not lay his problems at the pedestal of this youthful Work, and who, when Alan has passed judgment, dares dispute him.? Academics were never a cause for anxiety. The guardian angel of the wild things watched over him; or perhaps he had brains, one never knows. It was a matter of choice between litera- ture and bridge and ere long the former was dis- carded as the latter proved more conducive to a better social and financial standing. Now that the time has come to go forth into the service, we pridefully point to " Bud " as the man who will capture the fleet championship before he becomes a junior lieutenant, which, due to his high class standing, should not require more than ten years. nu?; Boxing Squad (1); Class Boxing {4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Captain (2); Class Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals {3, 2); Log Staff (2,1); Lucky Bag Staff; Black N; Class Supper Committee; Gymkhana (1). ' Jack " " Bud ' 111 ' . gyiaBte» ' i LEE FULKERSON CAMPBELL MiDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY WHATEVERitwasthatlured " Lefty " away from his beloved " Blue Grass State " , no one will know, but now, at the end of four years, he has certainly disproved the old theory that you can take a boy out of the hills but you can ' t take the hills out of the boy. Yes, he has be- come quitesophisticated,and itis only occasion- ally that he gazes out of the window with that far-away look which presages the fact that he is calling up images of pretty horses and fast women " down home " . " Lefty " doesn ' t say a great deal but what he does say is always straight to the point and tainted with wisdom. When he isn ' t discours- ing, he is either sleeping or reading. He can sleep on a moment ' s notice and many a weary study-houristhususheredinto oblivion. Strange as it may seem, he has kept remarkably free from entangling alliances, but the longer they ' re free the harder they fall, so, " Lefty " , — Beware! 9° o Oo " Lefty 112 CHESTER CLARK WOOD Baltimore, Maryland CHET " , or " Gump " , as he is known to those who fear him not, allows Balti- more to claim him for its own and that he is a personage of no small miportance may be seen from the cordial greetings he receives from the bouncer at Child ' s most any night of leave. At the Academy his life has been, from an Academic viewpoint, a bed of roses. He has continually starred despite the worst efforts of his confreres and at the expense of but little labor on his own part. Athletically, he has taken part in various forms of exercise. Chester ' s favorite sport is the waging of verbal combat. He will argue any subject with anybody. He does not talk foolishly, for his ideas are well grounded, but he has yet to be convinced that he is ever m the wrong. It is this easy flow of language which has aided Chester in his amourous activities. These have been numerous, indeed, but one stands out from among the rest, so let us rise to toast and ask in parting, " Who will be my Trinidaddy? " Star (3, 2); qO Company Representative (4, 3); Water Polo Squad (2), Manager (1); Class Water Polo (4, 5), Numerals (4); Class Track {4, 3, 2), Numerals {3); Crezv Squad {4); Class Swhnming {4, 3, 2); Class Football (4, 3, 1 Log Staff U); Lucky Bag Staff. . isS SS t f " PHILIP McCAULLEY BOLTZ Lebanon, Pennsylvania IN the next cage, ladies and gentlemen, we have the most stupendous, amazing, remark- able, incomparable rhinoceros that has ever lived or attempted to breathe. He has con- tracted a grouch about everything from the style of the goo-goo ' s mess jackets to the way in which Denby parts his hair. From the time he got his first bath, " Phil " and water have been bosom friends. He likes it so well that on several occasions he has tried to empty the pool and failing in this, his one ambition is to swim all the way across it. But girls, you ought to hear him sing. One of those rich, creamy voices — not the milkman kind — but one that really brings in the close harmony when the old quartet does its stuff. Ask any of the Glee Clubbers about the lost chords this man resurrects. Not a snake — not a Red Mike — the world ' s funniest on a party — a line all his own — partial to blondes and brunettes and always critical. That ' s " Phil " . " Hey, what right have you got to be rhino? That ' s my privilege! " Choir (4, 3, 2); Glee Club {2); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). JOHN EDWARD SPAHN Lebanon, Pennsylvania NOW, girls, here ' s Adonis in the blonde, Dutch form. Just see him stand before the mirror and get that part on his gonk straight. He ' s a bit of a wise-cracker, too. So before you know it he ' ll have worked his way to your hearts. But don ' t take it too seriously, he fell for one back home. He was once exposed to bilgitis; that ' s how he happens to be with us, but since then he has kept on the comfortable side of 2.5. Unfortu- nately his vest pocket wit is not of the variety that scores well in the Prof league. But he ' ll never be out of a job. He says that, should he bilge, he ' ll go to Lutherville and get a job at Maryland College as night-watchman. " Hell and seven hundred dollars! Let ' s hold prayer meeting, one no trump! " Class Basketball {3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2). O Oo (3 OqO " i i:i " S : " Shorty " 113 :5 y SHERMAN EVERETT BURROUGHS, Jr. Manc hester, New Hampshire SAY, there, wife, how ' s for a prayer meeting tonight? " And the old bridge hound is out to run up a few thousand more points. Did you ever hear of the grand slam he made in Halifax? It happened that the Bannock Canoe Club and he only held one honour, but— get him to tell you about it sometime. Here we have what you have long looked for, fair femmes — a one-woman man. Many are the years he has remained true to the girl back home and we don ' t blame him a bit. Although " Ev " is not a perpetual snake, he makes a bid occasionally, and when he does he sure shuffles a mean foot. Swimming and Soccer have given him most of his work-outs, while pages upon pages to the O. A. O. have accounted for the rest. " Evie " is savvy and good-natured but is hard on roommates. When he starts raving about Her or trying to play his banjo, the only thing to do is throw the nearest chair or get out. His eternal question is " What makes me so wonderful? " Class Soccer {4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Class Swimming Team {4, 3, 2). K LLOYD HOWDEN THOMAS San Francisco, California iT the U. P. game, some stewed hombre approached " Tommy " , gave him the once over and cried, " Eureka — God ' s gift to women! " That boy knew his stuff! From the wilds of California came this ter- rible snake to tread upon the hearts of the fair sex in the East. The women just howl for him — and no wonder! Look at that perfect map. " Tommy " is a charter member of the Bridge Club, wields a mean tennis racquet, wrestles a little and snakes. The rest of his time he spends on his memory books. He was born in Vermont but raised among the bathing beauties of California. His main topic of conversation is the wonders of the Golden West but in other respects he is alto- gether normal, except he thinks he ' s good look- ing- " Tommy " spent an Easter leave in " Philly " and from all accounts had the world ' s best time. " No justice — not half a bit! " Thousands of fair femmes have graced " Tommy ' s " correspondence list but still he O claims that his Thursday morning letter from ' ' Othe Russian dancer has them all beat. His favorites are blondes, brunnettes and red hair. Q ' Class Tennis (4, 3, 2); Class Soccer (2); Class Football (4); Class Wrestling (4); Class Swimniing (3); Expert Rifleman; Buzzard (2). I 7? 114 [ n ' Tommy ' ■sma st _ g ti«fa PAUL KENNETH BRYANT Levington, Illinois HE couldn ' t help having such a sweet dis- position, coming from the above named tovrn which may be found on any large map of the county. His hobby is automobiles — born with a steer- ing wheel in his hand, he knows them from A to Z. His favorite indoor sport is naming the make from hearing the motor hum. He knows the name of every winner of the Indianapolis Handicap since the Civil War and his ambition : is to drive in that classic. c " Pete " lays strenuous claims to being a con- firmed Red Mike in spite of the fact that he draws more mail in a week than most of us do in a year. For three years he has been a faithful member of the Sub Squad, and is the only rival of Johnnie Weismuller. Most any day he may be seen in the tank endeavoring to master the intricacies of C test. However, such strenuous exercise has done little to reduce his famous midship section. Paul has lots of common sense, in spite of the fact that he hopes to enter the air service vJ after graduation. O HAL KAY WILSON Carmi, Illinois THE High Royal Mighty Mandarin Chief Cuttle-fish. The exact " how " of such reign- ing distinction is somewhat vague, but none the less appropriate. One excuse for this notorious honor is that the work required of an embryonic officer utilized only a small portion of his capa- bilities. The remainder, he devoted to a just rule and a living example for his followers. Literary rank, athletic prowess, even the in- herent jiu-jitsu which undoubtedly lies dormant in his soul, he failed to unbare to the common eye. You may ask, then, what he did. Ah! Little do you know of this organization, theories expounded on all the known sciences, together with a world of friendship; such things as these do not show in black and white. Yes, " Hal " , " Some are gentlemen by birth, some by training, and some by inclination. " A few days later we hear him say, " When did I tell you that.? " Masqueraders {2, 1); Musical Clubs {2, 1); Gymkhana (2, ). Q ' " Pete " ' ' Hal " lis r . S fKtJ l . z ! ■ m V GEORGE MacLAREN BRYDON, Jr. Richmond, Virginia SCOTCH " grows mellow with age, and the same applies to our George. A mere glance at his wardrobe or amount available will show still other Scottish tendencies. All joking aside, Brydon is rapidly fitting himself to be a Naval Officer. However, there is one thing he has failed to accomplish — getting to formation in the time allotted. With a minute or two to go, he will climb down from the radiator or put away a lengthy epistle, grab a shirt and collar and start the wild dash, invariably arriving with the last echo of late blast. Despite the tireless efforts of the Academic Departments, George has always managed to come up from behind and hold his own in the final exams. With two Septembers of extra instruction in the Sub service, George finally became qualified to frolic with the mermaids. S b Squad {4, i, 2, 1). WALTER CHESTER DEY, Jr. Portland, Oregon YOU can spot this guy for miles. His method of locomotion, while peculiar, is effective and, what is more important, it gets him there. Moreover, any man who invariably wears a smile on his face is bound to get along with his fellow-sufferers. " Chet " is all this. A girl in every port, but the " cherie " in Trinidad robbed him of his usual sa7ig-froid. Further details are withheld. His best defense against both D. O. ' s and girls is a misleading look of curious innocence, so easily assumed that they usually take pity on him. " Now, what ' s up? " " Why, Dey, of course. " Having finally at- tained the Fourth Deck, he finds that he ' s left most of his gear down on the Ground Deck. " Dey coming, sir. " ' George ' 116 o " ni.. " Chet ' v» ■•■ ' :C„ . fci m ..tft SSSK; i il i SI EUGENE CARROLL BURCHETT Philadelphia, Pennsylvania HAIL, Pennsylvania! Twenty-one guns, side-boys, four flourishes! He-man, ex- Plebe (authentic) and raven-locked, — our own " Blackie " . Some fellows are born lucky; others meet a beautiful girl with a dollar bill for every hair in her blonde head. Snake? No, the word ' s just a trifle too modest. We cite him as a classic example of a regular fellow who does not smoke, drink, swear, chew nor gamble. Comfortably savvy, " Blackie " cares only for the mail, amount available, mail, caulking probabilities and mail. Keenly appreciative of humor (especially his own), his wise cracks are not of the anaemic, shrinking-butterfly variety. Furthermore, no mention of " Blackie " would be complete with- out a word of condolence for those who have not seen the Cleaves-Burchett skit entitled, " The Dance of the Weeping Walrus " , or " The Hired Girls ' Dream " , — for they have missed a Terpsichorean revelation. " Say, Al, lend me your other shirt, will you ? " " Sure, but why the formality. ' " " I can ' t find it. " ALFRED HALL KERRICK Philadelphia, Pennsylvania STAND back please, don ' t push, don ' t crowd; line forms on the right for a glimpse of our " Alf " , whose chief claim to fame is the fact that he is the Navy ' s potential millionaire. Concocting schemes and short cuts to Easy Street are " Al ' s " favorite pastimes, and al- though his brain-throbs vary from oil prospect- ing to horse racmg, yet the ultimate goal is the same, namely, that sparkling fortune. " Now, I maintain life is not holding a good hand, but playing a poor hand well. " " Stand by. Mark. " " Check up number one. " " Al " has certain stock expressions for all occasions but, like Eddie Cantor, it isn ' t what he says, but how he says it, that brings the laugh. Who can forget " Al ' s " encounter with that Plebe: " Al " : " Say Mister, where are you from? " Plebe (not from Pa.): " From God ' s Country, Sir. " Al " : " Well, you have a queer Pennsylvania accent! " Class Soccer {3, 2). Class Boxing (4); Class Soccer (3, 2, 1) Numerals (2); Sub Squad (J, 2). 9« " Blackie " " Al " 117 - s Aati JOHN WILSON BUXTON Newport News, Virginia THE Mississippi? Sure, I installed her dynamo room. That ' s why they put rne in charge of completing the Maryland ' s radio rooms. And that reminds me of the radio set that I put together at home out of — " etc., etc. Just mention anything, and John has built one as good. The funny part of it is he has done most of these things, as he proved to us in Newport News when we visited the " home of the pretty girls. " He can really do various things with his big hands among which, how- ever, is not to be found the accomplishment of deaHng out a bridge hand according to Hoyle. He invariably has a card left or is one shy. Think not, gentle reader, that I harp on his faults too much, for ye editor forbade a " greasy " write-up. Therefore have I chosen the other side. Track Squad (4); Class Track (3); Class Football (4); Class Soccer (• , 3, 2, Manager (4, 3, 2); Captain (1); Numerals (2). 1); 9, to " o o o o Oo Jawn 118 NO, not a star man, but almost; not an honest to God athlete, that is, no N stars, but almost. We ' ll hand it to " Fred " , he has tried hard in all of the many things he has gone out for. He may come through in a few before he leaves us, but he is sure to score heavily after he has gone, for he has plenty of work per unit area concentrated in him. If a man is to be judged by the number of friends he makes, we can well say that " Fred " has already pulled sat in both sides of life, male and female. " Who dealt this mess? " Class Baseball (4, 3); Class Basketball (2); Class Track (2). la bt - ro WILLIAM ASHFORD CALDWELL Atlanta, Georgia IF hard work will get one anywhere, " Jimmy " will, without doubt, succeed, for he not only works the Academics but also takes corres- pondence courses in dressmaking and account- ancy. " Learn to Dance " , " Straighten that Deformed Nose " , " Don ' t Shout " . " Gus " has been the popular boy for a long time now; he still gets letter upon letter. Nobody can call " Willie " a cookie-pusher, though he might have propensities along that line. He has graced our hops but few times, but when he did, the Crabs certainly enjoyed a rare treat. He is the champion caulker of the deck, and has won more block N ' s in this sport than he can wear. No one will ever forget how our little man repulsed the attacks of three huskies up at Rockaway Inn, or how he steered us home from Harvey ' s. There is nothing about him that you can forget. DOUGLAS TURNER DAY, JR. Warrenton, Virginia " SCAR " is the true American. He came to V us with the proper conception of personal freedom and, man, how he puts it into practice, no matter what corner of the world he is in. He hails from the town the horse shows made famous, but nope, no Blood, even though Panama finds him always among the elite, (pronounce e-light), at the Strangers Club or the " Y " . Turner knows the nature of his herbs; he knows the Cosmo and Red Book by heart, but that does not keep him from eating peanuts at the movies twice a week. He never worries about the orchards and never does he find his sock on the Christmas Tree or the May Pole. Gee, what a God-send! " We ' ve got a deuce of an Ordnance lesson for tomorrow. " " Aw, I can ' t be bothered. " ' Knock off saying all that stuff about me. will yar o Class Su ' iviviing (3). h 9 ' " Willie " o " Oscar " 119 ■- r;« ITr • ' ■P » JOHN RICHARD CAPLES New York, New York ENTERING John ' s room and finding hini with feet propped up on the table, pipe in mouth, surrounded by a cloud of tobacco smoke, and with an expression which Socrates might well have envied, one receives the impression that John is carefully weighing the merits of the Nebular Hypothesis or attempting to de- termine whether or not self-preservation is really the fundamental instinct ofthe ( ' ;u(j !0??jo. The natural tendency under the circumstances is to changecourseone hundred and eighty degrees to the right and softly tiptoe to less profound surroundings, being extremely careful not to allow the door to bang, lest John ' s II Penseroso attitude be disturbed. The illusion is rudely shattered however, by the supposed medita- tor ' s roaring forth, " A Boswell! a Boswell! my kingdom for a Boswell. " Accordingly, we question him in true Boswellian style, " Why, Sir, do you sit with your feet above your head ? " " In this posture Sir, I am able to equalize the pressure of thought on the brain. " " What makes your brain so heavy. Sir? " " Because Sir, it contains the Philosophers ' Stone. " For you must know that John is a true philosopher, one who does what he likes and finds a reason for it afterwards. 7 " !? Trident (2, 1); Log Staff (3, 2, I). LEONARD WILLIAM DAY MoNTCLAiR, New Jersey HEAR that whooping down the corridor.? Sounds like the Delaware getting under way, doesn ' t it.? It isn ' t, though. It ' s merely a certain midshipman returning from class. Why does he let out those unearthly yells? Nobody knows and he won ' t tell. Here you have it, ladies and gentlemen, the original " Wampus, " so christened during Plebe year. He eats and sleeps and eats again; and when the monthly trees bloom, he scans them with a languid eye, " Good Lord, only a 3.S in Juice! " At times, his brain moves in a mysterious manner, incomprehensible to the mere mob. He attacks problems on the fourth dimension with the same eagerness that a starving sailor attacks ham and eggs. He claims to be a rank atheist and seems to delight in all sorts of new- fangled theories. It is even rumored that he and Einstein went to different schools together. His latest motto is, " Better a great and glor- ious failure than an ignominious success. " Fencing Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); » FNt(J); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). 9 ' J awn 120 f ' ' Wampus " . ffW Wi . -4 ARTHUR GERALD CARNEY New York City, New York WHATEVER may be written in this column must necessarily suffer by comparison with what Cullen Cain has said on the same subject — and a large subject it is. " Almighty mountain of a man " with a " world of character in his boyish face " is description enough ' tis true, but is more literary than authentic. " Modest Carney " is " the tall rangy type of athlete — the consummate delight of the discern- ing coach ' s eye " and he has " delighted the eye " of football, baseball, and track coaches to the extent that " further citation is but gross re- dundancy " . And in the realm of literature — here as nowhere else does " modest Carney " loom forth with " the innate grandeur that marks him as a leader of men " . Balzac and Boccacio are perhaps the favorites, — these being particu- larly well-favored in their most voluptuous moods. Photographs and many obviously femi- nine letters almost convinces one that, after all, our " stalwart brute " , our " rugged captain " of a ' ' rugged team " is capable of some of the finer emotions known to man but — as is often the casein referring to him of the " broad shoulders " emerging into small tapering hips — one can really never tell, can one. - O Wrestling Squad (5); Football Squad {5, 4, 3,2,1); V N (3); Block N {2); Football Captain (I); Baseball Squad {2); N (2); J- Track Squad {2), NA (5), AN A (2); Oo Buzzard {2). no DONALD FRANCIS HORNE Manchester, New Hampshire A CONNOISSEUR of many things but par- ticularly adept in judging Arthur ' s con- dition in themorning upon turning out ( " Arthur knock off " ), also an authority on the mental condition of his intimates ( " You ' re cra-a-zy. I think you ' re ins-a-a-ane " ). This particular verdict never varies and is applied with the same ease and candor to anyone. He plays soccer sometimes, he even drags occasion- ally, but his favorite pastime is emulating Lionel Strongfort of dumb-bell fame. Most all of the exercise needful in his case came from personal and mortal combat with the " Brute " . In such frays an ostrich-like process of hiding has been adopted in spite of its ineffectual nature. These bloody conflicts have reached classic dimensions by reason of their ferocity and frequency, so that now no one shudders when Lionel ' s voice is raised in painful protest. As for the things he likes best to do, — perhaps eating comes first. There is no second. From close observations one might think he liked to study, but that ' s done only because it ' s neces- sary. Class Soccer, (4); Varsity Soccer {3, 2); A N A F (3); A N F {2); Buzzard (2). " Bimbo ' o " Don 121 ZnOS b This long, slim bird from that part of the Maine " woods " where they learn to sail a boat before they can walk, had forgotten more real seamanship before he even thought of coming to this seminary for the weak-minded than most Seamanship Profs will ever know. Conscientious in the performance of his duty and as reg as they come, yet always ready to help out by taking part of anybody ' s duty — that ' s " Bill " Does he drag? Very seldom! Those big, long, every-other-day letters mean more to him than all the drags in the world. And, besides, he ' d much rather take a workout. Only in ex- ceptional cases, when someone ' s drag has de- cided to bring a girl friend along, has " Bill " consented to give the girls a treat. But even though he doesn ' t drag, his ability to step high got him his numerals on the Youngster Track Team. " You got them aigs, Mister Kaiyle? " Buzzard ( ?); Class Track (4, i, 2, 1); 6 Manager (2); _ Numerals {3). o THERE is innocence in that picture! Per- haps it is hard to find, but it is really there. No portrait could do justice to those soft, tender blue eyes. The whole framework of " Hank ' s " ship of life is constructed from music. It must be good music, capable of withstanding storm after storm of public opinion. His career has been marked by unusual conception as leader of the orchestra. Plebe summer, he stepped the half mile in a way that discouraged competition. Anyone who can leave the end of Crabtown every evening at formation and be in ranks at late blast is good for the cinder path — or has divine inspiration. How ' s that? Brunette! The biggest thing about this natural born musician, this well-developed politician, is his heart: — even bigger than his tongue. Ask for the shirt from his back an ' you ' ll get it, with apologies for its condition. (They ' ll be neces- sary most of the time, too.) " Nice bunch ov fellers. " " ' Hank ' s ' wrecked ' em. " Log Staff (2), Editor-in-Chief (1); Class Track (5, 2), Numerals (3); Glee Club (4, 3,2,1), Leader ( ); Orchestra {3, 2, I), Leader ( ); Hell Cats (4, 3); Gymkhana {4, 3, 2); Class Soccer (3). .nftgviffitati )l " WILLIAM MARCHANT COLE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WHEN " Bill " came to us, he was a scrawny youth with no habits, evil or otherwise, but Plebe summer and the cruise soon changed all this. Always anxious to please, he was the first to fire his rifle in the infantry competition, June Week. Being a Plebe, this brought him im- mediately into the public eye. Youngster leave almost proved the undomg of this young man, for he fell in love, but, luckily, artistic tempera- ment didn ' t agree with him, so he is still a free man. One night he came back from supper and found his room had caught fire, during his absence, from a cigarette and all that was left was a charred slip-stick, to which clung the remains of a fountain pen. On the cruise, there was always a mystery about his trying to get on working parties to paint the double-bottoms ' till one day he was found in the throes of a paint jag. This source of pleasure denied him, he got homesick and started down the Tagus River, Portugal, in a punt for home, but he was discovered and brought back by a steamer, much to his disgust. Class Track {3, 2); Class Swimming (2); Numerals (2); Class Soccer ( ). KENNETH EARL Doylestown, Pennsylvania " OAY, if you ' d lived on a farm all your life k3 you wouldn ' t be eating those eggs either! " However, " K " was usually willing to take things as they came, with the notable excep- tion of mail. Those letters, the size of a con- servative bill poster (see picture below), were always something of a mystery. " Ken " thinks that he has found his romance at last — in fact he has bet on it. " How could she help loving me " , was said of more than one 0. A. O. at different times. " Ken " joined our ranks with rustic instincts and nautical aspirations. Subsequent events have served to decrease both. Aside from being a " Pennsylvania Volunteer " he was lucky enough to escape any particular attentions from the upper classes during Plebe year. The official report on the S. R. B. P. on Second Class cruise concluded that an intelli- gent group of men could be quickly trained into prize gun crews. The inference is obvious, since " K " made the highest score as firing pointer. ' Class Track (4, 3, 2). " Bill " 123 ,.rfrtgyfrK bJ JOHN FRANCIS COOKE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania IN order to understand why " Doc " voted for a Plebe summer ring, you must have been one of the inner circle who knew his mental anguish during those trying hours " just before the exam, mother " . Sad before an exam, " Doc " would come out even sadder and, shaking those raven locks, he would give vent to that moss- encrusted statement, " , I bilged that one cold! " But he never did, — hence this biog- raphy. " Doc ' s " sledding would have been easier were it not for his inability to become jocular at times. This provided many opportunities for his unsympathetic and flightier confreres. It is while in one of these moods that he delivers up- lifting thoughts upon love, death and immortal- ity, only to see them rudely torn and trampled in a spirit of reckless abandon by his soulless colleagues. However, he lays for his tormentors and gives them as good as they send when opportunity affords. In parting, let us remark that patience is his greatest virtue — he bore up under his co-habi- tant ' s harrassing for four years. Class Soccer (4, 2); Numerals (2); Hop Committee (J). . ALFRED PACE RANDOLPH Warrenton, Virginia CONSIDERABLE of Archie ' s preliminary training was received in England, affecting his speech to the extent that occasionally he lapses into the alluring accent acquired there. For that reason, his Plebe career was a succes- sion of brief commands, — " Look English, ' Archie ' ! " — much to the bored monotony of his gentle, undemonstrative disposition. His artistic temperament has found justifica- tion in soccer, music and humor, the latter two of the Southern brand. Soccer being a highly de- veloped and complex game, it eludes comment, but his God-given talents for the others are en- joyed even by his roommates. Socially, " Archie " is brave but modest. His successes number several impromptu musicales and culminate in an ensemble held First Class Sep leave. Certain pacts prevent adequate des- cription, unfortunately. Love has beckoned and been wooed, but the only outward indication so far is an expression which he reserves for mtunates. " Who did that to mv overcoat? " on my overcoat! Class Soccer (4); Farsity Soccer Squad (3, 2, 1); jNJf(3):jNF(2,1); Hell Cats (4, 3); Black N " Doc " 124 -.f ' Archi _ - S fKei : Ni r MALIN CRAIG, Jr. Presidio of Monterey, California " T T " E don ' t have weather like this in CaH- VV fornia. " These words are as much a part of " Danny ' s " daily routine as bathing (?). Although not a native of California he is a firmer exponent of its climate than many of its native sons. Just as famed among his friends as his love for " good old California " is his taste for cheeses of questionable vintages and high potentialities. " Yes, I ' m an Army junior, cavalry, the pick of the service, so I guess I ought to know what I ' m talking about " , were the words given with a supercilious air which was meant to be final proof in " Danny ' s " side in any argument. Four years in Uncle Sam ' s Naval Nursery have not taken away the piquant innocence or childish playfulness from the future naval hero. He still is his same good-natured self and it seems very likely that at the age of forty or fifty years he will be throwing snowballs at his fel- low captains and putting tacks in their chairs. Although usually laughing in a carefree way, " Danny " has his moments of serious thought and they are many. , Hellcats (4); Lucky Bag Staff. PETER HENRY HILL DUNN Washington, District of Columbia FIFTEENTH company, forward march! " and the fifteenth company stepped boldly out, followed by its file closers — and Dunn, Fourth Class, of the sixteenth! He had pro- gressed ten paces before he realized that he ought to wait for his own crowd, and returned amid the cheers of the Upper Classmen. Yes, without a doubt, " Pete " went through Plebe year in a continuous daze. " Dunn, fourth squad! Where is Dunn? " This anxious query was constantly heard on the cruises, followed by, " If you see him, tell him he was supposed to go on watch an hour ago. " A long search would then reveal " Pete " curled up in some secluded spot, oblivious to all but the wooing of Morpheus. One might almost say that he hibernated between ports, disap- pearing at " Up anchor " and reappearing for the first liberty party at the next port. Worries sit upon " Pete " with the success of a paint spot on the quarterdeck. As a gloom dis- peller, he can ' t be beat. So, after four years with him in the same cradle of learning, we will merely quote the old popcorn slogan, " The ■ more you get, the more you crave. " Hellcats. 9 ' " Mark " n " Pete " 125 .. rrtg ffigtihfc EDWARD FRANCIS CROWE Westboro, Massachusetts DURING his Plebe and Youngster years, John Apple gave one the impression that he was of the quiet variety. However, the atmosphere of places such as the Walton roof, after the Pennsylvania and Army games in Philadelphia, during Second Class year, proved to be the catalytic agent necessary to bring out the latent qualities of our noble " Eddie " . Once in the limelight, he proved to be a star of the first magnitude; as " Red " puts it, " Once a duck feels the water, try and keep him from it. " At birth, John was the recipient of God ' s greatest gift, " Plenty brains, " and, conse- quently, his Academic efficiency, or ratio of results obtained to in-put of effort, has always been about one hundred and eighty per cent. " Red " has always been more or less faithful to athletics and " working out " in general, but especially so, since a certain conversation with the Commandant at Saturday noon inspection, relative to a growing preponderance of anatomy which threatened to upset the center of gravity. Star (4); Baseball Squad (4), NA {4); P. A. List (3); Black N (3). ( HAROLD WESLEY WRAY FiTCHBURG, Massachusetts " " VTO cards, thank you, I have a pat hand. i. l Yes, I ' m kicking you twenty. You call? — Well, Ihave four pretty little ladies. Thanks; cross me off the books, Jimmy " . Just gaze upon " Wegulation " Wray, Dan McGrew ' s closest rival and the class ' most skillful exponent of the great American indoor sport. Believe it or not, this boy knows more than his prayers. He ' s quite blase; in fact, he doesn ' t care whether school keeps or not. In his balmy days he had all kinds of thrills, from jockeying the ponies on down, all of which strengthened the savoir jaire he acquired soon after birth and moulded him into a near citizen of the world. " Snip " has consistently refused to take any- thing seriously and, in consequence, has had a few close squeaks, all of which phased him not at all. Boning has been the least of his troubles. Five minutes before each recitation he mvan- ably came down with " Hey, ' Red ' , what ' s the lesson in this stuff? " Jazz Band (4); Hell Cats (4, 3,); P. A. List (4, 3, 2); ) Gymkhana Band (2); Pink N (2); Black N . 126 " D.J " Red ' i • " Snip " J 233 „ SSia EDMUND ANTHONY CUNNINGHAM East Boston, Massachusetts NO trip to Annapolis is complete without a visit to the Second Wing to see the bed in which " Ed " slept during his four years at the Academy- Originally part of the regulation equipment of the Fourth Wing, this simple iron cot was moved by the special request of its owner when ' 24 made the grand crossing because, as " Ed " said in his statement, " it has such congenial springs " . From which you might gather that " Ed " and " Morpheus " are pretty thick. Right you are! Possessed of a brain the intricate workings of which dazzle the untutored layman, and a vocabulary that would make Noah Webster sit up and whistle, he prefers the downy couch to the rostrum and the sweet music of his own snores to the deafening plaudits of the mob. But we have been too caustic in our calumny. Spurred on by the red fires of ambition, he has devoted his time more and more these last two years to wielding the pen and less to pounding the ear. His latest effort, " The Effect of Caulking on Naval History " , — a sort of autobiographical treatise — is just off the press. If you want the real data, buy it and read it through. Star (4, 3); Class Committee (2, 1); Expert Rifleman; Lucky Bag Staff; Editor, Reef Points; Log Board (1); Class Soccer Squad (i). 9 ' ALBERT JOSEPH WALSH Boston, Massachusetts " TT RUIT, wake me up when formation busts, J? will you, Eddie? " And so it goes. Being aware that output cannot exceed input, we have long wondered how " Red " manages to remain on the velvet side of the elusive twenty-five, considering the infinitesimal number of ergs which he expends over the delightful treatises " prepared exclusively for the use of . " He did slip below once or twice, but that and every other occurrence of four long years failed alike to disturb his imperturbable placidity. " Red ' s " customary attitude is that of repose, his only exercise horizontal, and his deepest con- cern is whether or not the blue envelope with the backhand writing will arrive as per schedule. We fear that future generations will never be blessed with a knowledge of the thoughts that have been " Al ' s " during the long hours he has spent in the worship of Morpheus — but we speculate that they would easily entitle him to a degree of Castle Constructor in far-off Spain. Otherwise, how can we account for such discon- nected outbursts as, " Say, Eddie, let ' s get mar- ried and go to China " . " What, no mail. ' " Buzzard (2). ' Cal " -Red " 127 .y g ftfa w ' I TILLMAN TROTTER DANTZLER Winona, Mississippi MR. DANTZLER, Mr. Dantzler, who was Joan of Arc? " " He was a baseball player, sir. " " Well, since you appear so well informed, I ' ll ask you a few more little questions of universal interest. What is Rex Beach? " " Dan " , feeling a fitting compassion for his questioner ' s ignorance, answered, " Why, that ' s a bathing beach in California, sir. " " Thank you, Mr. Dantzler. Now, what is the battery of the U. S. S. Kansas? " " One thousand volts, sir! " " Dan " has decided ideas on what the well- dressed midshipman should wear. He firmly believes that white socks are far more becoming than black ones; and to prove it, he wears them on all occasions. One of the most striking characteristics which " Dan " has acquired since he came among us is his Apollo-like form. With the confidence inspired by his stalwart frame and his previous experience at Winona High School, " Dan " went out for football. But, due to a broken ankle and the attendant month in the hospital, his athletic aspirations were nipped in the bud, so from then on he just decided to live a lite of leisure and be a hell of a good fellow. Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); Weak Squad (• , 3, 2); Class Football (2, ). o Oo 6 ' OqO HENRY PUTNAM STEVENS, Jr. Plainfield, New Jersey HEY there, stop that, " bellowed a belliger- ent sheriff, seeing a small boy, with an air rifle at his shoulder in the act of knocking the ashes from a cigar held in the hand of a cigar store Indian. " Whatinhell, " muttered the little boy. Undaunted by rebuffs such as these, he entered the Naval Academy and has been given opportunity to pepper away at inoffensive tar- gets ever since, thereby achieving an RNT. Despite his ability with deadly weapons, the All-Academics have several times forced him to contemplate pulling the trigger of his " shootin ' iron " while gazing raptly into its muzzle. He used Glendon ' s shells for a while but bid good-bye to the " Little Red House " , deeming it healthier to spend his time dodging the shells of the Ordnance Department. Cruise escapades and other " pursuits of hap- piness " we dare not touch upon. The field is too fruitful and we might be sued for libel. " Silence is golden " , as regards the " Sheik ' s " personal affairs. " Steve " is peaceful, popular and has the same chance to be President as any other lad; However, he has renounced that chance. He ' s going to stay in the Navy. " Hey Benny, what ' s the Dago lesson ? " ' Plebe Crew Squad; Class Swimming Team (3); xNt (3, 2). " n " Dan 128 ' ' Steve " Ml - « ffyA« : I t HENRY CHESLEY DANIEL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WHAT HO! Could the youth pictured above be VaseHno ? If it isn ' t, it is a good picture of a heart breaker de luxe. If you don ' t believe it, gaze at his happy smile some time after he has received one of his little missives ot slush. " Ches " , as he is fondly called by his play- mates, takes life very seriously at times, but when he is encouraged by a feminine giggle he rises to great heights and raves on at endless length on any subject from " What makes the wild-cat wild " to the merits of " Sweetness and Light " . When not occupied with affairs of state, he dashes majestically about the cinder track. " And why shouldn ' t he " , murmured a sweet young thing, " he looks fast " . He has run true to Coueism in the Academics and " Every day in every way he gets better and better " , until he is now almost savvy. " The South Sea Isles. " " I don ' t know, but it seems to me. " JOHN CHESHIRE DANIEL Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " TJf 7 " HAT care I how fair she be, if she does VV not care for me — let the devil take her. " That sums up completely " Joe ' s " attitude to- wards the elusive female which he doesn ' t think so deadly after all. If you want to feel rhino, this is no hombre to hang around with, for he ' s optimism personified. In fact, he ' s just full of song and sunshine. Some of the greatest men that have ever boasted of a real career have bilged once, and in some instances twice, during their course at the Academy. However, once was enough for " Joe " and though at various times, due to a complete inability to worry, " Joe " allowed his Academic bark to come dangerously near the rocks, he ' s finally succeeded in safely passing the farewell buoy of the seemingly endless grind, and has entered the open sea of his lifelong ambition — the Service. " No, by G— d. " " And he ' s 100 meters away. " " This radiator ' s hot. " Class Track (2); Hop Committee ( ). Class Soccer (4, 3); Captain, Class Soccer (3); Soccer Squad (2, I). J 9 " Che Joe 129 ;|1(« . i«l ) FREDERICK ALBERT LESLIE DARTSCH Chicago, Illinois HOT DOG! Here it is! Aw, gee, I can ' t find it. But I ' m going to work one of these longitude probs if I have to review Analy- tics all night. Now, ' Socrates ' , you better get this, because you may get it on the P-work to- morrow. " " All right, ' Freddy ' . While you ' re catchmg a breath, how ' s to open the windows and let a few of those balmy winter zephyrs in here? " " You leave those windows closed! I don ' t want any balm around me. I got close enough to wintry zephyrs playing soccer last fall. " " Ya! Getting proud, now you ' ve gotten your numerals. Gee, I wish I was a stellar athlete. Just think how we could give the girls a treat with your Buzzard and everything! " • ••••■ •• " Say, will you birds knock off arguing and give someone else a chance.? " Class Soccer {4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Buzzard ( ?). c JAMES WALTER SMITH New Haven, Connecticut HERE ' S Smith, " from that same worthy gentleman as he blows in from Sep leave. " Nope, I ' m not engaged, just in love for a week or two. I had enough self-control to overcome the former temptation. Boy, she was some knock-out, too. Red hair ' n everv- thing! It sure was a struggle, that last night. " •••••••• • " Whew — what ' s that smell in this room? " And we discover our friend " Wiedie " dousing his head with mange cure. " Don ' t call me, Schmidt, — call me Schmydt. Schmidt ' s too common. " The same applies to his odors. He must have something distinctive. • •••••• • For four years, we have watched this off- spring of the nutmeg state doll up on the days when he rates liberty with a hope that he MIGHT be dragging, but it always turns out to be another trip to an " eat shop " in Crab- town for waffles. Youngster year, two sweat shirts were requisitioned and they have always been used by " the well known and justly fam- ous " whenever he engages in a workout in the strenuous national indoor sport of bridge. " Smith, tell us the story of Martinique. " 3- 1 1 " Freddy " 130 Oo o ' Jinnnie ' f i 4. V JOHN MARTIN KENNADAY Mendham, New Jersey A MAN from a New Jersey farm with a New England conscience, a passion for cleanli- ness inherited from a year of service as a gob, a mind of high ambitions and lofty ideals, a retir- ing personality and a self-effacing manner, and a serious mien that accords the war debt and the question of precedence between the hen and the egg the same serious thought; all cemented with a high regard for duty and brightened with a sense of humor. All of the above makes " Jack " . Remember the ' 22- ' 24 track meet that was won by one point ? Somebody remarked, " Good race. Jack ' , " and the answer was, " Aw, shucks " . Then, later, after the Lacrosse game, when he was again commended, he came down with his habitual, " Aw, shucks " . Class Track (4, 3, 2); Numerals (3); Class Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Boxing (3, 2); Numerals (2); Class Football (2,1). , WILLIAM VIRGINIUS DAVIS, Jr. Savannah, Georgia " AHA! I scored! " He slaps down his books, x . seizes the two letters, and dashes out to triumph over Shorty, who only scored one, and maybe finish up the last H. C. Witwer yarn, all despite next hour ' s steam. Steam rolls around, and he gets by — with velvet , too. He ' s one of these beggars that enters into the spirit of any affair with the greatest enthusiasm — goes the limit — and comes off unscathed. It ' s part of his creed to have a wonderful time — but also to come off unscathed. As a swimmer, he ' s not wonderful — calls him- self a second-rater. But we know he works and trains honestly, and you know he swims, don ' t you. ' ' Enter some blythe Lothario asking him to drag blind. " Aw g ' wan man! I don ' wanna drag! Lissen to the boy, Jacks! " But it ' s all for effect. (He likes to make a noise, in an innocent way). He drags, and he is lucky! Class Swimming (4); ' Swimming Team (3, 2, 1); SNT (i, 2); Class Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); Numerals ( ?). " Jack " O .- ' Bill " 13 1 g fa» j " ARTHUR BIGELOW DICKIE Oakland, California CHAPTER I. Time— Plebe year. Place— Mess Hall. First Classman— " !!.?.? ! ! ! Mr. Dickie, who do you think you are.? " " Dick " — " ! " !?.? !!??!!! Sir, you go to the devil! " Chapter II Time — Youngster year; Place — Section Room. Seamanship Prof— " Wake that man up back there! " (Business of Dick getting to his feet, blinking right eye and wiggling left ear.) Prof. — " What ' s the matter — vou sick.? " " Dick " — " Yes, sir. " Prof.— " What ' s the matter? " " Dick " — I ' m sleepy, sir! " Chapter III Time— Any Sunday; Place— Gvm or Athletic Field. Spectator— " Who ' s that hard little egg with curly hair.? " ' 24_ " That ' s Dickie, ahas Cupid. " _ Spectator — " What ' s he famous for.? " ' 24— " Look there! Get the reason? " (Scene showing wrestler writhing in agony or maybe a football or lacrosse man laid out cold.) football, B Squad (4, 3, 1); Class Football {2); Numerals (2); Class IVrestling (3, 2); Captain {2); Class Lacrosse (i, 2): Numerals (2); Choir (4, 3, 2 J). ' JOSEPH HAWLEY GARVIN Dallas, Texas GARVIN, J. H., Fourth Class, Unauthor- ized use of tobacco. " Thus our Texas longhorn began his career as a midshipman, spending Plebe year (a real Plebe year) in an intensive study of second deck tendencies. He became so proficient in the art that he received but two more " smoking paps " Plebe year. " Garbo " never has to worry about the Aca- demics nor did he rush the ladies. Much rather would he keep company with a " Cosmo " or " Post " . As an athlete he was the best bread chucker at table number 103, easily winning the championship. He had a heavy " Navy line " which stood him in good stead, for when he returned from Young- ster Sep leave, twenty-two hours late, his wordy statement in which he said that his delay was due to his failure to set the alarm clock, was accepted. How he got away with it we don ' t know, but his " line " must have been potent. " What you got to read ? Is that all vou got? Got a ' Fat ' ? Thanks! " u ti m Wl 132 ' 4. B. " Joe _ i S tb u Ifi, ,4 IRVING TERRILL DUKE Richmond, Virginia ONE not knowing " Irv " might be impressed by his constant bewaihng of his Academic prowess. But we who are acquainted with the rotund apostle of mirth are well aware that his scholastic aptitude belies his lamentations. Not that we would proclaim " Irv " as a gloom mer- chant — God and the powers-that-be forbid — for his advent into any horseshoe fast automa- tically quells the rhino element and causes the exponents of dejection to claw the earth in anguish. And who would deny the dexterity of Ter- rill ' s pen after reading the tragic lines of his immortal " Bashful King " and soul-gripping " Daniel in the Lion ' s Den " ? We have won- dered oft and long how a comb and piece of paper can be made to rear up on their hind legs and pour forth such melody as they do under " Irv ' s " manipulation. Regarding his all-embracing topography, " Irv " agrees that it entitles him to honorary membership in the Brimberry Memorial Soci- ety, but at the same time he holds that its value in helping evade the gym squads is nil. Still, knowing Duke, we are inclined towards Caeser ' s sentiment. " Let me have men about me who are fat and sleep o ' nights. " ' Star (4,3,2): Log Staff (2); Assignments Editor ( ); Reef Points Staff (1). Q ' FRANCIS MOORE HOOK Augusta, Georgia " T?RANK " is justthekindof a man one glance X at the above would lead you to believe — easy-going, complacent, and anti-emotional. To paraphrase Lincoln, " You can phase someof the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time " — but phase Francis, well, just try and do it. Work and worry may make others ' lives a hell, but not so with this lad from Georgia. Despite the turbulent vicissitudes ot Second Class Juice, the smooth and even scheme of " Frank ' s " existence remains unruffled. From this press notice you think the hero of our yarn is lazy — you are keyrect — he is! He won his N-crossed caulking mats Youngster Easter leave whenhespent that entire threedays of grace doping off in Bancroft. Even now the only sure lever for jostling his easy equilibrium is the call of a wild game of bridge. As in all good biographies, we must not close without a rough estimate on the subject ' s sheik- ing powers. Let it be said for him that he is not quite so harmless as he looks. Quiet and gentle by nature, he can still wax warm and furious when lured by the scent of nectar. Else why should a man hke he wear boxing numerals? We ask you. Boxing Numerals {2). OqO a o o " Frank " 133 -- S9i ii 5 I 1 EZRA MATTHEWS ELLIS Brewster, Massachusetts 922-1923. No demerit year! The year was slipping by quickly enough, and " Ez " had a clean slate. No demerits and goodmarks werehis goals. February examshove in sight and we next saw him working at that never-to-be-forgotten Juice exam. The bell rang, the room was cleared but " Ez " , oblivious to everything, remained to finish the last prob. A Prof came around, courteously asked his name and the next day he was mentioned in the morning orders for not clearing the room. " Well, it ' s worth five or six demerits to have finished that last prob, " were " Ez ' s " immortal words. " What ' dje get for it? " from a nearby voice. " 11 3. " " Gosh, that ' s wrong. The answer is 2. " Sock! Nevertheless, the year was a success and was fittingly climaxed by his getting a buz- zard. The tailors couldn ' t put one on quickly enough. When he busted out the suit, he needed a cap two sizes larger than usual and some weight to keep him on earth. But the men in his squad were up against it, as he talked and gave his commands m a rich Cape Cod vernacular. " Oh, the woods is full of ' em. " Soccer Squad (2); ANf {2); Buzzard (2); Sub Squad (2): Class Basketball (4, 3, 2); Class Soccer (4, 3). 9 ' ROBERT TEESE WAID Cristobal, Canal Zone " TJOB " has three pastimes: writing letters to X) Panama, playing baseball and boning— and the greatest of these is boning. Hard work has given him a tres hon grease with both the Academic and the athletic departments. The pursuit of the elusive 2.5 has always found him with ample time to grace the stag line at the hops and, one memorable occasion, he was even known to drag. A great ambition to wear a buzzard Second Class year produced an heroic attempt to keep off the pap sheet. One demerit for " Bob " — one hundred for his roommate. Then enter ye villian disguised with a sword and two stripes. " Mr. Waid, do you know that that skull-cap is non-regulation.? " Then followed the greatest sea-lawyer line ever heard in the haunts of the old eighth com- pany. Finally, when the smoke of battle had cleared away, our hero " requed " a new pair of shoes and became a member of the " D. O. ' s for never " club. " Yes, I know I ' m right! " Class Baseball (4); Class Basketball (4); Baseball (i, 2,I),N (2) N A (3): Soccer ( ) jNF (1). 134 " Ez ' Bob " J w FRANCIS MARION FALGE New York City, New York MENTION the Rifle Team, the Juice Gang, the Bailey Medal or the " Oklie " and you have " Foggles " — not forgetting the ladies and his Bohemian ancestry. Remember the day we all stood at attention while Captain Cluverius presented the little gold trifle? The fact that he has since worn it only once attests to his modesty and sea-going character. (Any other man would have worn it to prove he knew his seamanship.) Always sat, never starring, human like the rest of us, though a Juice Gang artist always. The switchboard which the Juice Prof, said was beyond human comprehension is an open book to him. Give him apiece of wire and a roll of tape and he ' s at home. Of course, there ' s the dance floor, his other native element. " Foggles " hasn ' t missed dragging once in three years, and that doesn ' t include the June Ball Plebe year either! The Bailey Medal isn ' t the only medal he ites! " Nope, I ' m not dragging. Just showing a Goucher girl the yard! " Juice Gang (4, 3, 2, 1); Bailey Medal {1919); Gymkhana {4, 3, 2, 1); Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2, 1); Assistant Manager, Juice Gang (1); Rifle Squad {3). K O Oo o Oo COLBY GUEQUIERRE RUCKER Washington, District of Columbia " H, who ' s the cute little fellow with the V bird on his right arm? I ' d just love to meet him. " And that is the sad story, friends. The line got his buzzard, but how about the " wimmen? " And the line sure is all there, the 12 " , infinite length, hawser variety. Just get him started on a two-volume novel or the demerits of a steam book and then — try and stop him ! But this dynamic young man is not, like his compatriot of yore — Tex, dependent on his line. Just give him a pair of pliers (the family inheritance) and a screw driver and utter tragi- cally, " ergs, amps, volts, " in an electric tone and watch him jump. The Juice department may not think he knows his stuff, but when one man can blow up four pairs of pliers and seven screw drivers and not injure himself or the switchboard, we can reach but one conclusion — that the Juice department is wrong. " I reads twenty-one. Got a black-jack? " " Get outa my way. Bill Cleaves, or I ' ll bite your knee. " Electrical Director, Masqueraders; Gold Masked N, Gold Musical Club N; Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, 1); Pep Committee (1); Ring Dayice Committee [2). . SViaii ii all men. In him arecombined,none too har moniously, it is true, the fatalism of the Orient, the " joie de vivre " of the French, the Ameri- can ' s weakness for " Best Sellers " and the blar- ney of Erin. He delights in disorder, and is contemptuous of method. He early learned the futility of making love on strictly truthful principles, yet frankly admits that he is not susceptible to flattery. He is somewhat of a literateur, but modesty alone prevents the publication of " My Ascent of Mount Pelee " , or " The Value of Stimulants to the Explorer " , and " Perfect Behavior for the Bacchant " . Second Class Christmas leave caused him to take more than a professional interest in art, in fact, he maintains that the expression " Art for art ' s sake " should be changed to " Art for the artist ' s sake " . Suggest a game of bridge and he proudly points to the crossed spades on the family crest. His expression, " Labor ipse voluptas " , will always be reminiscent of his industry. he is shaming Will Rogers with his wise cracks and the next he is sunk in unutterable gloom. He has three hobbies: informal disputation (on any subject), books and women. In the first two, he shines, but in the last he is only a dull glow. He believes that strength of argument is in- ferior to strength of speech. He employs mis- representation and frequent interruption to advantage and always wins. He forever harps on the advantages of single blessedness. The motive may be laziness, sel- fishness or even fear. Undoubtedly, the vagar- ies of his friends under the influence of love have affected him. Someone has suggested the " shultz " as a unit for the measurement of pessimism. While rare, his smiles are not of the washed-out vari- ety. Upon occasion, he compares favorably with the " Terrible Tempered Mr. Bangs " . Parents might point him out as an awful example of the ' evil effects of giving way to passion. Contrary to general belief, he does not intend to pass a crabbed old age sipping vinegar and Epsom salts in sepulchral seclusion. A better sea anchor never held a ship on her course. " Dutch R ii ta p; BENJAMIN WEAVER GLASS Uniontown, Alabama WHEN this boy settled in our midst lie had ideas of his own about hfe, prom- inent among them being the desire for slumber, thoughts of Alabama, and a suspicion that a two-five in Dago would not be so bad. These ideas account for his various nom-de-plumes, such as " Dope, " " Sheik, " and " Savvy. " To delve into the mysteries of the Arabic alias would be another story, but it is known for a fact that he has a certain weakness for all maidens of a certain Biblical name. So be- ware, all you fair young damsels living up to this specification, it is to you, and to you alone, that he exhibits the desert character- istics. With all this seductive attitude, we can bear him no ill will. He has been a good friend — may our friendship and his fortune continue on the uphill road. " Tm just not built like an athlete. " Hop Committee (3, 2,1); Ch a irm a n Hop Co m m it tee ( ) ; , Chairman June Ball Committee (2). EDWIN RICHARD WILKINSON Norfolk, Virginia EDDIE " didn ' t come from a military school but it didn ' t take him long to become the most military of military men. He became very fond of infantry drill — in fact, he liked it so much that it was a very common sight to see him spending Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at his favorite sport. But he is best at baseball. Nothing but that old Southern characteristic kept him off the team Plebe and Youngster years. For two years, Eddie held second nobly for ' 24 ' s team. In the spring of Second Class year, he decided to step out and slammed his way to the varsity squad. One thing Ed doesn ' t specialize in is " ladies. " He likes ' em all. But when he does fall, he ' s going to mean business. Taps. — " Hey, wife, pull down the window before you turn in. " Reveille. — " It ' s your morning to turn the light on. " Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); Baseball Squad {2); Numerals (2); Class Szvimming (4, 3, 2). 7 Ben A. 1 9 ' i Mi " Ifilkie " 137 ' S iiatt y HERBERT PETER BECKER Milwaukee, Wisconsin THE clang of the bell! The puff of the en- gine! That long-drawn-out " A-L-L A- B-0-A-R-D! " " Horsepower " doesn ' t move an inch. The old cars start rolling away and then, hke all real track-men, with one last embrace, " Beck " tears loose and catches the train two hundred yards down the track — and another leave is shot. Yeah, it ' s the same girl every time, too. Forty-seven page letters and the " two can live cheaper than one " theory are the essentials of this bridge-hounds ' young life. " The little Marine went over— " to the Naval Academy along with Wilbur Brown and the rest of that gang of leathernecks. And he ' s never forgotten that he was a gyrene and has cer- tain standards to live up to — witness the well- brushed suit and shined shoes, them creased trou, and a real honest-to-goodness military brace. Naturally, he prefers an eternal Battle of Culebra and the wearing of the " green " to life on the ocean blue. Every man to his calling but it must be a strong call, say we. GEORGE McREE GRANBERY Savannah, Georgia THE pugnacious reservoir of aspiration pic- tured above took up his residence here early in the summer of 1920, much to the dis- tress of the local pugs. He quickly removed his seedy cits and decked himself out in the form- fitting white works drawn from the Midship- men ' s Store. They would have fitted Jack Johnson better, however, to use McRee ' s own words. He takes the Academics seriously, and main- tains the reputation of his state by occasionally winning his numerals in Dago or English. " Cree " is good company and a pleasant com- panion when one knows him well. To enumer- ate his fault s would be a pleasant and interest- ing pastime, but our space is limited. " " Where in hell is Granbery? " " Here. " " Well, get a paint-work rag and a bucket of water and turn to! Don ' t step on the mess- table when you get out of your hammock. " " Hey, knock off! Don ' t put me under the shower, I ' ve got my inspection clothes on. " O Boxing Squad (- ,3,2, 1). 9 ' " Horsepower ' 138 Lree f » ' ..-i , gi fefftfafci 7 FRANCIS JOSEPH GRANDFIELD Bridgeport, Connecticut IN six days, God made heaven and earth, and rested on the seventh day. On wash-day, He took a brace and created Francis Joseph. The chronology may be a trifle at fault, but he claims there was as much wickedness in the world when Adam suffered the loss of a rib as there is now, so he must have existed sometime along in the infancy of the cosmos. A man of action is he, his chief campaigns being staged in the mess hall and Pavese ' s dueling parlor. In the latter field, his achievements prove him to be a pin-pusher of the first water. A connois- seur of music and a competent judge of a kan- garoo court. Like all humans, however, " Abie " has his weaknesses. He displays a social imitation of a forest fire when quizzed about the nights after the fencing intercollegiates in New York. And gosh, how he doth murder sleep! He anticipates the cruise as so many days of blissful hiberna- tion, and only when the anchor is dropped does he come up for air. Fencing Squad (4, 5, 2, 1); Novice Foils Champion (4); Naval Academy Foils Champion (J, 2); Naval Academy Championship, Third Place ' (4); Glee Club {2,1). CHARLES EDGAR McDONALD WiNNSBORO, South Carolina BEFORE you read this biography, take a look at the picture below. Yes indeed, dear reader, the mighty Samson juggling the enormous weight is no other than our petite " Mac " . It was with the doughty warrior in mind that Napoleon once so aptly remarked, " Little — but oh my! " He would rather have a little opposition with his workouts, so for exer- cise he travels over to the gym and practices " picking ' em up and laying ' em down " on the wrestling mat. In the year 1919, " Mac " had the cosmic urge to leave the home fireside and come into the Navy to fight for Uncle Sam, the League of Nations, and to keep the world safe for the Democrats. When he first arrived in this seat of learning he was a sober and sensible member of the community and furnished ballast for the " Helium Club " . Under the combined influence of Dago, Math and Juice, to say nothing of the effects of his associates, he gradually lost his poise. The climax was reached when one day in Second Class year he stepped into the elevator O shaft without noticing that the elevator was ■ not there, and immediately ascended and bumped his head against the roof. However, he o has since acquired a pair of diving shoes and has managed to stay on the ground. 9 Wrestling Squad (4, 3); Class Wrestling (2). Hungry m. " Possum ' ' " THOMAS RICHARDS GRIFFITH, JR. Riverside, California STRAIGHT from the sun-kissed vale of oranges, fleas and prunes, strode this fruity combination, with eyes aglovi? and heart set to make the most of his eastern migration. With perseverance his keynote, our native son thrived on countless discouragements, and finally succeeded in making the unbelievers fall for him — yea, even causing them to assume cold, horizontal positions. Such was his prowess as a leather-pusher that his less crafty opponents usually heard the birdies sing before the echo ot the first gong had died away. His sly smile is caused, perhaps, by the memory of the time when he essayed to develop amphibious quali- ties and dove into a goldfish bowl, much to the delight of the native Saint Kitts audience. How- ever, his Shakespearian dome is, at rare mo- ments, capable of harboring thoughts which, when expressed, display considerable reasoning power. Class Boxing (4); Boxing Squad (3, 2, 1); bNAt{3,2). ( HARRY GORDON KENT BiNGHAMTON, NeW YoRK THIS product of the age of jazz hails from Binghamton, and if you don ' t consider that something to be proud of, just ask " Weel " about the big shoe factory they have there. His chief claim to fame lies in his ability to toot a saxophone in a manner that would put led Lewis to shame. This talent even leads him to intimacy with royalty, as when at the Queen ' s party in Christiania, casting R.H.I. P. to the winds, he cut in on the Queen as she danced with the Duke of Holmenkollen. During Second Class year, " Gordie " drifted into a membership in the Helium Society from over-association with such prominent flyweights as Kirkland, but this tendency was counterbal- anced by a passionate desire to follow in the footsteps of messieurs Strongfort and Liederman and at any hour one may find him casually tossing fifty-pound dumbbells about. " Who, me? Naw, I tell you I ' m off that stuff. " " Just wait ' till old daddy Kent show ' s ' em who ' s Santy Claus. " Jazz Band (4, 3, 2), Leader (1); Hop Commiltee (2); P. A. List (2). 9 ' M i : :2 =- LOUIS HUNTER GWINN San Antonio, Texas WHO was the man who said " Remember the Navy? " Who else could it have been but the big, swarthy athlete advertising him- self above, who has eaten vulturously into all our amounts available on the training table, due to the sweat and brawn required for pulling the toggles for a Navy crew. Such is the maxim that thoughtlessly jumbled forth among the megaphoned words that seemed to carry the life from this wee figure to his crew, but suffice it that the reporters could not interpret any but " Remember the Navy " . One cannot say that he is dangerous in all ways, for the Math and Dago Departments nearly subdued him, but as for making acquain- tances, his subtle grin, beaming out in his pic- ture, has caused many ecstatic thrills of love at first sight, though he has always faithfully bobbed up on topside with his miniature firmly in his grasp. He handles such situations just as he does a French lesson, which is to say, " he gets by " . Undoubtedly the French girls could teach him their language, for he knows Spanish. Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); N Two Crossed Oars: Intercollegiate Champion Crew, 1922; Block N (3, 2); Buzzard (2). o WILBUR LAMONT MELLON Columbiana, Ohio MEESTER MELLON, I be one generous man, I geeve you ze twenty-four " . It was ever thus in the Dago Department, but quite different with mademoiselle, — where words fail, the eyes speak in any language. " I ' ll tell you just how it happened. You see, the canoe was rocking . " He was always there when it came to explaining, he explained himself out of several affairs, and into several others. Several of the later affairs said he need- ed a flashlight. In all his roamings, no city measured up to the Quaker City. Ain ' t this wonderful. ' ' He is a true cosmopolitan, and won his way in the hearts of the natives of distant lands, his tea- fighting experience proves him to be a diplomat, as he never commits himself to the fatal word, but lets the representative of the fair sex believe that it is his intentions to tell her at a more suitable time. So our fair " Punkin " returns to his native podunk a man accomplished in many arts. Class Track (4, 2); Class Basketball (4, 2); Class Soccer (2). o o Oo ' Shortv " " Punkin " 141 . ig jffifeJ c- XA A JAMES FREDERICK HANGS Chillicothe, Ohio AN ungodly shriek echoing through the cor- ridor, followed by a burst of raucous laughter, announces that friend Helen is loose again. " Jimmy " , the founder of the Helium Club, is never seen without his lead shoes on or a pair of dumbbells in his hands. He isn ' t safe without them. The inmates of the Second Wing would indeed spend a restless night if " Jimmy " failed to show up just before taps with his evening fairy story. Then, too, he is our traditional friend in need ; he ' ll lend you his Mange Cure, Sloan ' s Liniment or take your June Week duty without a mur- mur; in fact, he makes you think that the plea- sure is all his. There are many things that will make " Jimmy " long remembered, — a Red Mike, good-natured as the day is long, and as light as the lightest of the forty per cent, (ill- famed), in song and story, as the boy who made the Capitol Hotel and Beaux Arts famous. Class Baseball (4, 3); Baseball Squad {2, 1); AN A (2); Class Boxing (i). , ROBERT LEE SWART, Jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AFTER having discovered that rendering . Broadway (?) Jazz in a stentorian voice wouldn ' t keep that figure of his (which makes the frail flappers faint in frenzy), " Bob " went out for football and got results. But football, and later, boxing never swerved him from his love of singing. The whole Fourth Company has always been thankful that he also loves his old calabash, for even he can ' t sing and juggle that weight around at the same time. At one time, he aspired to play his own accompaniment on a banjo but even his hardened roommate rose up in wrath at that insult, so the music is still vocal. But " Bob " has one outstanding virtue — he has smoked his pipe for four years and has never in that time bought a match. But he gets away with it! Need we say more? " Say, gotta match, mister? " " What ' s ' Ep ' s ' telephone number? " Football, A Squad {4, 1); B Squad (i, 2); Boxing Squad [4, 3, 2). 9 J I in my o " Bob " 142 «gtf BihiJ r ALVIN BASSETT HARMON Saint Paul, Minnesota NOW this falling in love stuff is not so bad, provided you can do it gracefully. Far be it from us to criticize the youthful swam who deserts the Saturday Night Social Club, knocks off burning oil and takes to wearing collars and cuffs during the first stages of the malady. That much demonstration is necessary to prove his sincerity. But when a bozo like " Abie " who has long been a professional cynic and icono- clast deserts his normal course and becomes a moody, lovesick calf, wandering around with a vacant smile on his weather-beaten counte- nance, and a glassy stare in his eyes, that is going too far. But why bewail the present.? Who knows but that Time, the master physician, may, in years to come, partially obliterate some of these awful results of his First Class Sep leave.? At any rate, we can hope that, in later years, when we meet " Al, " he will have re-acquired at least some of those qualities that made him such a notable figure on First Class cruise, be- fore he met his future ball and chain. Boxing Numerals (2). ALFRED CARL HORSCH Chicago, Illinois " F all sad words of tongue or pen, the sad- V dest are, it might have been. " And so it might, had not Alfred come in to lighten the joys and increase the sorrows of this life. " Al " came to sojourn with us for dark and devious reasons of his own. Behold a man capa- ble of subduing the world and problems in navi- gation. The young man ' s disposition is like a barometer, variable. One moment the sunshine of his smile illuminates his grotesque counte- nance, and at another gloom is depicted thereon. Wit, humor, cynicism, and philosophy flow from him like water from a spring. At all times he is willing, nay anxious, to demonstrate the latest dance steps to the tune of the Vic; and, ladies, he can strut a mean hoof. He employs two kinds of workouts, heavy and light: the first, after a heavy meal, and the second after a heavier one. The boy is generous to a fault, ever willing to part with his last cigarette paper, even to his friends. We are sure that after he goes into the fleet he will be crowned by success, if not that, something heavier. 9 ' " A.B. " " J. C. " 143 I a DALE HARRIS Laceyville, Pennsylvania WHEN " Dale " came out of his native haunts, he undoubtedly had great hopes of going higher, especially in respect to stature. But this is one ideal he has not attained. It is our firm belief that he was stunned out ot at least two inches of growth during Plebe year, for surely there was never a more regulation Plebe within these walls. Every season of the year finds this stocky athlete out for some sport. His most natural aptitude in this line lies apparently in beating out bunts to first base. His modest and retiring attitude, though, would never suggest to any- one that he was the proud possessor of an N . However, he has not entirely neglected the social side of the Academy life. One can usually find him between seasons entertaining members of the Radiator Club in a game of bridge. " Say there, mister, am I going to have to always camp on your trail? " Baseball (4, 3, 2, I); N (3); N (4, 2); Captain (1): Basketball (4, 3, 2); BNb (3, 2): Class Football (4, 3, 2); Nuvierals {2); Buzzard (2). O HURBERT MONTGOMERY HAYTER Abingdon, Virginia HERE we have him, a true representative of " The Old Dominion " , straight from the mountainous Blue Grass region at that, and better known as " Virginia " . Plebe year his ability to call the cows, pigs, chickens, etc., won him distinction and very frequently his melodious, well-trained voice resounded throughout the mess-hall. Yes, it was a hard Plebe year, but the climax was reached two weeks before ' 21 B ' s graduation. He attempted an ill-timed exploration of the corridor, yea, even in his pajamas and being caught, took several showers upside down and had a damp, disagreeable sleep for several nights. Tho ' a Red Mike, there is that little girl in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia waitinp to be called his own. Class Football {4, 3, 2); Numerals ( ?); Crew Squad {4, 3, 2); I Expert Rifleman. n irgie 11 i Copyright by Chaa. Scribner ' s Sons Courtesy of Scribner ' s Magazine Painted by Henry Reuterdahl Sea Power I in 41 LEWIS BUTLER HERRINGTON, Jr. Louisville, Kentucky STRAIGHT from Louisville — that enticive seat of the picturesque Blue Region. Yes, thats where he comes from, " Squirrel " , the " Squirrel " , our " Squirrel " , but he ' s not going back — not if we can help it. He first sprang into fame through the medium of food, plain Navy chow — he simply over- whelmed us — we couldn ' t hold a candle to him — and we were of the Navy chow, too. Remark- able. ' Yes, but true. And then that day when he broke all records by eating ninety-seven prunes! What honors were not his! " Squirrel " is ambitious and a hard worker to boot. He gives that impression — at any rate he ' s an excellent money collector for the Log and we think that he ' s honest. And then as Mrs. Faulkner in the Masqueraders! From in front of the footlights he was perfect and behind the scenes they say he was even better. Rushing, cussing " Squirrel " ! He frequently condescends to grace the hops but he is never over-enthusiastic. Ho — Ward Belmont, the let- ter that comes today, the letters that will come tomorrow are all too close. What would we do without " Squirrel " , !(? " Squirrel " , oi(r " Squir- rel " .? Class Gym (4, 3, 2); Masqueraders {2); Log Staff (2); Circulation Manager (7). 9- o Oo ' Squirrel ' AUSTEN VOELKER MAGLY Columbus, Ohio THe only reason " Maggie " came into the Academy was that an Ohioan already oc- cupied the White House. His idea of Heaven is a place where one eats and sleeps incessantly. A forty-percenter fig- ured that there are 6,453,245.5 study hours in four years. Of these, " Mag " has turned in 5,637,492. The other times he had P-works. The nearest he ever came to crime was the P. A. list. But he once came near having an mnocent man ' s blood on his hands. It was m Youngster Steam. At 2:10 the Prof passed the word to charge and capture slips. At 3:05 " Mag " finished sketching a Bum and Wasteful boiler. The Prof took one look, gave the little red book the deep six through the port, howled " Into the bunkers! " , and followed the book. The water was out of sight. After class the moke found the blackboard blown to bits. Thereafter " Mag ' s " sketches were not so realistic. " Hey, Squirrel, how ' s to clean up that mess on the table? " Class Basketball (3 Basketball Squad {4, 2); P A List {2). . ig feaK. CHARLES MONROE ELMER HOFFMAN Tampa, Florida GUNS — boats — girls! That ' s " Gertrude " all over. For two years he ' s kept a strong box full of artillery which he cleans and oils oftener than a Gyrene does his immaculate armory. But boats is one of the best outlets for this guy ' s passion — start a conversation on boats and it will end like this: " Now, ' Red ' , it ' s this way, we want to put in a good engine so we ' ve got to allow for tanks. And it ' s got to be a real sea boat and able to go anywhere. The — " . Some day he ' ll make that long dreamed-of cruise in his own auxiliary yawl which he is planning with " Red " . But in the meantime it is one continual discussion as to what she ' ll cany and how she ' ll be arranged; much to the disgust of any third party who is trying to bone. No boat race goes by without " Charlie " being , on hand to direct or participate. " His ability to swim like a fish and his natural love for the water account for his success at water polo. He ' s perfectly irresistible in the pool and we have it from widely divergent powers that his prowess extends to other fields, ( — but that is beyond the scope of this elemen- " Q tary text. WILLIAM NOEL MANSFIELD Rehoboth, Massachusetts w B-Sguad Football (4, 3): Water Polo; IVNP (3,2); Captain (7); Gymkhana (4 ' 3). Q ' ' HEN " Bill " assumes that " Me and Bowditch " air and gathers around him the gaping masses who hound his footsteps in quest of knowledge, the Ac Departments point their toes toward heaven. His room has ever been the Mecca of those who find the Academic gate too straight, much to the disgust of " Charlie " and " Red " . " Say, ' Bill ' , what ' s the value of theta in the nth prob.? " " Aw, that ' s easy enough but the answer in the book is wrong. " And when " Savvy " proclaims to the world at large that the author of the treatise has erred in his result, well may we of the scholastic laity wager our nethermost simoleon upon this fact. New England conscience and Bay State breeding is perhaps the reason for his in- variable immaculate appearance. If cleanli- ness is next to godliness, he is entitled to a berth in close proximity to Mt. Olympus. " Aw, shucks, I ' m not greasy. You guys are just non-reg. " Star (4, 3); Manager, 1923-24 Reef Points; Lucky Bag Staff; Office Manager, The Log ( ); Track Squad (3); Class Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (3, 2). ■ 5 146 " Charlie " •Bill " -1 gr " ■i A " JOHN SMITH HOLTZCLAW Perry, Georgia WE know John chiefly, though by no means entirely, by his stellar performances in the Masqueraders. His theatrical career was inaugurated Plebe year in " Stop Thief " and since then he has appeared with much credit in " The Fortune Hunter " and " Come out of the Kitchen. " Harboring a keen dislike of anything pertain- ing to Academics, " Tracy " is among that unfor- tunate class of men known in Naval vernacular as " bilgers " . He managed to stick around with ' 23 until a re-exam in Second Class Juice, when the longing for Georgia and vivid memories of Halifax overcame such mundane things as ohms and volts , and John was in ' 24. In the li ght things of life, " Red " has the true Southern gentlemen ' s instinct for moderation. He drags just enough and with unvarying good taste, while on the cruise when such saturated ports as Lisboa were made, whereas he certainly did his share, it was still with his characteristic temperateness. John is extremely fond of sleep. One very rainy night he was discovered under the Christ- O mas tree in front of the " Supe ' s " , tranquilly ( wrapped in the arms of Morpheus. o ' Masqueraders (4, 3, 2); . Masked N; V ' P. A. List {2). ROBERT HENRY GLASS JOHNSON Lynchburg, Virginia Why, Johnson, of course! No, yes, cer- WHOisit not that one, the one who tainly, week-ends and all that! He ' s a faithful friend to Mr. Volstead and is de Maupassant ' s only rival. Did you ever hear the one about the countess in Christiania Yah.? " " Bob " entered the Naval Academy with twenty-three, but — not being unusually studi- ous — he spent two years as a Plebe, becoming a confirmed member of twenty-four. Johnson is always prepared to amuse " the boys " with his ready wit and though his jokes may occasionally be slightly " off color " , he is frequently quite entertaining. " Oh, sir, have you saw my sheeps.? " By the way, do you re- member the time that — er, material fell onto the window ledge of the first deck — do you remember the events immediately following.? There you have Johnson at his best. ' ' John " ' ° ' r, 4hr Bob ' 147 Oj i ..tff s ARTHUR MANN HOOPER Elizabeth, New Jersey LISTEN! Ever heard that one about — but d that ' s another on him — hear this! Not so long ago he experimented (that ' s really done around here!) and the result was the most ' orful racket that ever reverberated in the Skinny Lab. Speaking of fame and notoriety — he gained ' em all in one jump. His quick hop away from the scene of activities failed to keep him intact, for he lost a square foot of skin and a day of Xmas Leave. Outside of that, his life here has been one round of pleasure (to hear him tell it) and that includes everything from the starry marks to the 4.0 and " lesser " drags. In spite of his perpetual grm, cheery good will, and desire to help others, the gods o ' chance may continue to heap good luck upon his sturdy young shoulders but he won ' t be phased — even a Second Class Buzzard failed to shake his serene and tranquil calmness! What chance has anything else. ' " Now I wonder if ' Wibbie ' " . Class Gym (2); Rifle Squad (5, 2). 9 ' " Art " 148 o WILLIAM PERCY STONE Elizabethtown, Kentucky MR. STONE! Just because this is your last night as a Plebe do you think you are an admiral yet ? Well, put up that hammock and get in it. " Boswell never saw the sights this biographer did, but, then, how is one ex- pected to know how to get into a hammock without introduction. It was a wonderful sight until the " Colonel " got so dizzy whirling around that he parted company with his only support. Luckily, the deck was only of wood. Youngster cruise! It was fine, wasn ' t it? Though it was tough for the old boy to get so banged up (a little argument with a hatch when he fell down it). Taking all in all, Midshipmen cruises do not exactly appeal to " Bill ' s " higher senses. In any room with a banjo, we all got to know what a fine musician Kentucky produces. He and his cohorts were a gloom chaser for all with their ever-ready music. " Now, when I was a Plebe . " Musical Clubs (4); Crew Squad {3). ' D:n " " fi athw i THOMAS JEFFERSON KIRKLAND, Jr. Camden, South Carolina ASIATIC Einstein! If he draws the Huron, l . with the start he has already — " Boy! Page Charthouse Charley " . Who hasn ' t heard old Bancroft resounding to the clank of dumb-bells wielded by one ot Mr. Liederman ' s best pupils.? Or a whistle with its accompanying " Hot stuff " .? And a chow hound.? Well, it takes a good man to get outside of a twenty-dollar dinner at the government cafeteria in Panama. A good student and an ardent lover of Jazz, " Kirk " is entitled to the flowing line which appeared in his home paper under the glaring headlines — " Local lad makes good. " His philosophy of life is best illustrated by the poem on his locker door. Now the best way to do, is to da as you please, For your mind, if you have one, will then be at ease. Of course you will meet with all sorts ot abuse. But don ' t think to stop them, it ' s not any use. Just choose your own way. Buzzard (2). Q ' HAROLD KING LESLIE Sharon, Pennsylvania " AND now, ladies and gentlemen, we have in JLthis next cage our most remarkable speci- men which, after four years of captivity, is yet untamed. " The story of the adventures of this rare one which vary from ascending the giddy heights of Gibraltar to the juggling of tea cups amid the gala festivities of old Crabtown, would com- pose volumes of the most ' interesting literature, but unfortunately it is beyond the scope of this book to even enumerate any among the list of his long and varied experiences. " Hal " is much more of an authority on " where to spend your vacation " , " what the well dressed man should wear " or " what ' s wrong with this picture " than on any subject " prepared especially for the use of Midshipmen and other students. " He is more concerned with his correspondence than with the action of subpermanent magnetism induced in hori- zontal soft iron. A more seamless-drawn, armor-plated, shell- proof character can ' t be found and a better shipmate doesn ' t exist. , " Why, hell, yes! Why not.? " Class Football (1); Class Wrestling {1); Sub Squad (4, i, 2); Buzzard (2). • ' To mmy 4(-A Hal " 149 ■ g jffit3thj I THIS handsome young native son claims San Francisco as his place of residence. But, if closely pressed, he will admit that it is Sausalito, always adding, however, " Only twenty minutes by ferry from ' Frisco. " " Scott " passed Plebe year in comparative obscurity, being famous chiefly as the youngest Plebe. But Youngster year he underwent a meteoric rise to fame when George Finlayson decided that his jutting chin would be a credit to the lacrosse team. Now " Scott " is a full fledged hamanegger, and woe betide anyone so unwary as to get within reach of that flailing stick which he flourishes with such evident gusto. " Tish " is rather sensitive about his youth- fulness, and tries to cover up his embarrassment in the presence of his elders by a continuous flow of words. " All the really great men come from Cali- fornia. " " Hey, how ' s for a collar for inspection. " Lacrosse Numerals (4); Lacrosse Squad (3, 2, 1); lNAt{3), lNt(2); _ Company Representative {4, 3, 2, 1); Ring Committee: Class Basketball {4, 3, 2); Class Football (4, 3,2,1) O ELLIOTT WEST SHANKLIN Lexington, Kentucky STAND by to start the National Anthem, here comes Mr. Marcelle himself, the curly- headed Colonel from Kentucky. Early in life this lad deserted his string-ties and mint juleps to show us that fast horses are not the only fast products of the Blue Grass State. Although his hair, which would tempt any woman ' s fingers, is his outstanding feature, there are several other points which might be noticed; such as his six feet two inches of length — well, you can see the picture, so details about his slow Southern smile, Grecian features, etc., may be left out. Being from an inland state, " Shank " , of course, went out for the crew, and reached the pinnacle in this sport. However, fighting ma- chine that he is when rowing down the course, his inner self must be very gentle, as it is rumored that he is rendered absolutely docile by a mere slip of a girl back in Old Kaintuck. " Please hand me my clarinet so the boys happy. " Class Boxing (3, 2); Numerals (2); Football Squad (4); Class Football (5); Crew Squad {4, 3, 2. Captain (1). o Oo THE above picture just goes to show that Tennessee does put out something besides moonshine and ridge runners. ColHns may be described in just two words, " Debutante ' s Delight. " Suffice it to say that he lives up to his name. When the supervising architect of the new swimming tank left his native city (or was he run out. " " ) there was weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth among the use- less sex and, since arriving here, — well, the number of pink, blue and gray envelopes wasted on him is something appalling. Also behold ye, a man that knows the dif- ference between Johnny Walker at one-seventy five and the same at twelve. And all the dif- ference does not lie in the price, as friend Col- lins would remark. As an after-dinner speaker, he is without parallel. As a gentleman, like- wise; as a friend, ditto; and as a Juice Shark, he ' s a minus quantity. " Say, do any of you bozos know what it ' s all about.? " GEORGE NELSON ROBILLARD Staten Island, New York. COVERED with Staten Island hay seed and Newport sea dust, George appeared amongst us late in Plebe summer. His career began with a four day rest, as he was on the sick-in-room list during that time — ailment, heavy cold ( ?j. Had it not been for Dago, his course at the Academy would have been four years of rest; but who can be comfortable with a 2.S001.? Not until late in Second Class year did the reptile family recognize our friend as one of its members. The fall came when he dragged blind to the Easter Hop and wasn ' t bricked. A few weeks later, George and his blind drag went canoeing. When he returned, thirty minutes over time, his alibi was, " My watch was an hour slow. " It may have been so, but we wonder!!! Since Youngster year, " Robie " has worked consistently at some form of athletics. His en- deavors have not been in vain and for two years now he has been on the ' varsity track squad. My space is spent but allow me to say that, though you have read the above, " you don ' t know the half of it. " Buzzard (2); Class Track (3); Numerals (3); Class Soccer {2, 1); Numerals (2); Log (4, 1); Track Squad (2). ' Robi ' 151 - f fMl m u r, THEODORIC CLAY LINTHICUM Greenwood, Mississippi ONCE upon a time there was an ideal " as- pirant " , slim yet powerful, slightly taller than the average man, a mold of fashion and a form divine, savvy yet not " light " . Such there came out of the South. But that ' s not " Ted " ; merely a dream he had. Like many of us, " Tubby " never became very prominent in any sport, due to the errors in star sights, and after-drill sojourns in the pool. Yet, with all his strenuous (?) exercise, there is one advertisement that Campbells have never put out with an appropriate poem on Navy beans. Indeed, the Executive Officer has long since wearied signing his requests for uniform alterations. And voice? Why his closest friend is the dead man who knew no difference. An ardent devotee of Coue, and worshipper at the Temple of Dope, his only degree is R. S. " Well, now, you see it ' s this way . " Pet Peeve — Work? Disposition — Variable. , Ambition — Unknown. Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); t Radiator Club {3, 2). PAUL LEICESTER FORD WEAVER Norfolk, Virginia A GENTLEMAN sailor from o ' er the lee, bound to Norfolk on every leave. Nor- folk is the thing Paul is fondest of, aside from the ladies, with whom he has nothing in com- mon (. ' ' ). Being only natural, our " Buck " has followed the lines of least resistance via the Fourth Battalion Arcade and at every hop we see him gladdening some fair hearts. Paul can count the hops he missed on one hand and the trees he hit on the other. He spurns drag- ging, but feasts on the fruits of other men ' s efforts. Athletics lay no claim upon Paul — though he has considerable prowess from a Mexican viewpoint — ask him of a fountain pen from Kristiania — or Second Class Xmas leave! It is rumored that " Buck " still believes in Santa Claus — is abstinent from our daily vernacular — is not at issue with Volstead — and is aloof from all seductions of milady Fatima — all this despite the influence of one Brigham on many sorties ashore. Hell Cats (4, 5)._ B Squad Wrestling (4); A. R. C. Life Saving Corps. 9 ' T.J " Ted ' tf 152 o " Buck " •-.A, r ROY WARREN LISHNESS New Portland, Maine " ' I HERE ' S no way to describe him; he ' s X just godlike. " Thus spake the one member of the opposite sex who should be in a position to know. We ' ve cudgled our brains in an effort to decide just what god he resembles in such a striking fashion. We emerged from pondering over the statement with addled brains and a realization of the importance of mythology. Each of the gods on Olympus may be ascribed some of Roy ' s virtues. On the cruises, he ' s shown the spirit, the zeal, and the taste that made Bacchus famous. In the mess hall, he ' s a personification of the terrible god of Hunger. In between times, he shows the gentleness and generosity of a humble Hercules. On the rifle, he strikes with horrible thunderbolts as sudden- ly and as accurately as did Jove himself. So we must credit fully the wisdom of the girl who called him godlike. We can ' t protest. We can console our obviously mortal selves by remem- bering that a mixture of gods is, at best, a bit mvolved. Wrestling Squad {3, 2, 1). RALPH ERSKINE MILLS Atlanta, Georgia NOW you fellows have to get out of here. See here, have to clear this deck, and . ... " So wailed the high falsetto of the sob- bingest mate of the deck the sob ship Arkansas ever saw. " Ralph, " when not sobbing about his duties, spent his time bragging about Atlanta, which, he boasted, was just like a northern city. And furthermore, it grew the most beautiful women in the world, was the most wide-awake city in the states, had real skyscrapers and everything. Besides being a self-acknowledged Southern gentleman, " Ralph " has, at times, painfully labored under the accusation of woodenness. Of course it was just hard luck and a little over- sight that made him bilge Ordnance Second Class year, but by the grace of God and a hun- dred skipped watches he learned enough during the summer to fox the Crabtown haberdashers who specialize in bilger custom. A simple lad with smiple tastes, he is. Take him at face value; the risk isn ' t great. Buzzard {2). 9 ' o Oo " RalpW 153 -rt fiffi ' t iJ y mm ' ' A. CHARLES ALSTON LEGG Stevenson, Alabama CAESAR, " like his famous namesake, is ambitious. So much of his time, how- ever, has been taken up in finding out how gen- erators generate, and how a torpedo with two blades turning in opposite directions can go for- ward, that his ambitions, as yet, remain to be analyzed — even by himself. Until the top of his head was the target for a shell tray during S. R. B. P. he was exceedingly proud of his hair. Despite that accident, how- ever, the aroma of " Glover ' s Mange Cure " often penetrates beyond the bounds of his boudoir and perfumes the neighboring corridors. Add to this his pride at never having dragged (blind or otherwise) and you see him in his true light — a proud Southern Gentleman. Whenever " Caesar " entertains the Radiator Club with selections on the banjo or mandolin, it is always unanimously agreed that he has sacrificed a great musical career to serve his country. But as the Stevenson Clarion would say: — " The musical world ' s loss is our gain. " Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); [ JVeak Squad {4, 3,2). RICHARD ELSTON PLAYTER Fort Logan, Colorado ONE can hardly appreciate the man there is behind that cheerful face, nor does the position show to advantage his well shaped head, (you really ought to see his legs) and his keen insight into the workings of all things, professional or otherwise . You can often hear him tell of his first night as a midshipman when he spent a full hour try- ing to blow out the light, but then maybe they do not have electric lights in Colorado. It is a pity, indeed a great pity, that more midshipmen have not " Dick ' s " constant na- ture. Whatever he has undertaken it has been with a will to finish the job (as a concrete example, his love affairs). Of course, we all have our weakness. Those most prominent in " Dick ' s " career are plums, scented soaps and cigarette cases; but then, he also has an infernal habit of working the letter X in all of his conversation. " H-A-L-I-F-A-X spells Halifax. " Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). 9 ' ' Caesar " 154 O ' ' Dick ' - BV«fXilt ' . Tr U IRA HUDSON NUNN Camden, Arkansas THIS example of what a conscientious youth should strive not to be, started his naval career with a shot by winning the coveted crossed spoons. This master stroke completed, he became interested in antiques, which finally resulted in his sporting luxuriant side burns. Verily, originality hath its rewards. But — the tragedy follows. An observant D. 0., — Nunn reports to Batt Office. D. O. : " Nunn, just what in hell is the idea of that Styleplus advertisement effect? Have you a grudge against barbers.? " " Ira " , unperturbed: " No, sir, just wanted to break away from conventionality. " D. O.: " Well, you succeeded, cut them even with your ears by tonight. " Apparently, " Ira " gathered that as the part of ear hadn ' t been specified, he had won on a technicality, for the shrubbery lifted slightly but still reached the middle of the ear. The inevitable second trip to the D. O. followed — now Mr. Gillette has a new adherent. " Ira " is also famous as a statement writer, and more than one offender owes his status as a midshipman to his fluent line. Class Wrestling (2, 1); Class Track (i, 2); ( Log (1). S FITZHUGH LEE RHEA Lexington, Virginia IF you are among those who are sanguine, and hopeful of a successful future for this product of the ages, read his honors rather than his biography, for this is not an exposition of his achievements; but an attempt to show him as he is. Supply Officer: " Timonier, tell the Captain that the S ' p ' ly Officer wants to see him. " Timonier (to Captain): " Sir, Mr. Splob wants to see you. " Captain: " Don ' t know him, but send him in. I ' ll be prepared for the worst. " Enter Mr. Splob (alias the Supply Officer). Captain becomes apoplectic. Timonier (alias " Fitz " ) enjoys joke hugely when light finally dawns. So do all the rest of the Olympia ' s crew. Could this have happened to anyone else? To crowd the real essentials of a diverse char- acter into a few words is difficult; however, the dramatic incident related above should do much to proclaim an irresistible and irrepressible nature — such is truly typical; take it as being a real indicator. Class Wrestling (4); Wrestling Squad (i, 2, 1); JVNT {2). " Ira " " Fitz ISS 3- - -! u RICHARD JOSEPH PENNY EvANSTON, Illinois FROM the time that " Dick " took the fatal plunge and entered the Naval Academy, he has spent most of his energy reading the Cosmo or slinging the bull, but also has an athletic nature, as proved by his numerals in soccer. Although he drags frequently and receives an unusual number of letters bearing an unmis- takable flapper touch, he still boasts of never havmg fallen in love. Richard is always looking for fun or for a chance to bum skags and may always be found where there ' s a roughhouse. His ever-cheerful Irish nature stands him in good stead and fits him in any company. Whatever brought " Dick " into the Navy is still a mystery, even to himself — but now that he is in, he has the ambition to be a skipper of a ship and to come mto port with his siren going full blast. The people can then break out the band and kill the fatted calf, for they ' ll know by that siren that Captain Penny and his crew are heading in. Class Soccer (3, 2); Numerals Soccer (2); Manager Soccer ( ). w JAMES EUGENE SULLIVAN Franklin, New Hampshire ERE It not for his two vices, he ' d go down m history as a model of temperance and virtue. Living in the shadow of the Great Stone Face has its effect on him, you see. His passion for bottles sprang into existence with his first shot of the lacteal fluid out of a rag rubber-toppered bottle. Since then his life has been a succession of them, bottles, not passions. Band M, Wampoles, Sloans, Herpi- cide, Johnny W. and the Haig brothers all contribute their share to his physical and spiritual development. From the frequency with which he garners his numerals in the various Academic subjects one would never suspect him of having the most complete set of N. A. exam papers in existence. J. P. Jones ' entrance exams start the series and the latest Nav P-works complete it. He has often been seen with one of the fairer sex accompanying him on a tour of inspection along the sea wall. His natural reticence often misleads people, making them think him too savvy to waste words in futile argument. But ) ' tis not so. Ask us; we know. His stony phiz, however, does hide a voice that would put Jawn Mac out of the Victrola business. Class Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Expert Rifleman; Sub Squad (3, 2). •Dick ' »S2 1 156 ' ?i " Sully " r GEORGE EDMUND PETERSON Leicester, Massachusetts NEVER belay a sheet! Though it resulted in an unexpected bath for one of Venus ' proteges; Diogenes II must prove for himself the truth of this famous axiom, the foremost of Nature ' s laws represent- ing the wisdom of the ages, ranking even higher than Ike Newton ' s wise cracks on motion, or Comrade W. T. Door ' s advice to " Charlie " Noble never to spit to windward. Seamanship isn ' t the only realm attacked by " Pete " in his insatiable quest after the cause of the " tick " m the works. The biggest disappointment of his life is his failure to find out the results of " caulking for a whole month " . But that is a rather large order for one man, hence want of success is excusable. As his long suffering wife, whose socks and skags he tries to swipe (and who retaliates by appropriating his stamps and soap) I say unto you if you tick, stand from under. Buzzard (2). C Q JOSEPH IRWIN TAYLOR, Jr. Plainfield, New Jersey IN producing his " Caleb Williams, " Godwin employed the unusual method of writing it backwards. After involving his hero in a web of difficulties in the second volume, he proceeded to account for them in the first vol- ume. But, in this particular work, we find our- selves at a great disadvantage, for our biog- rapher refuses to be encompassed in the nec- essary " web " and will make no more en- couraging remark than his customarv and famous, " Well.? " However, we cannot fail to see the anology between the cases of Caleb and James Irwin. The latter, in his youth, decided that the posi- tion of admiral was most suitable to his pecu- liar talents. He then, like Caleb, went quite a ways backwards and became a midshipman. Thus It is clearly logical that James Irwin Taylor can no more become anything other than an admiral than Caleb Williams can be pre- vented from stepping into his web of diffi- culties. Even now we can picture him aboard his flagship, upon hearing the report from the captam that the entire fleet is sinking without trace, calmly sitting in his quarters and ab- breviating the usual " Very well " into his cus- tomary, " Well. " Ti ' j-i- 157 ' ' « JOHN BARTHOLOMEW ROONEY Jamestown, Rhode Island WHEN one says New England, one usually thinks of be-spectacled and savvy per- sons, but our gentle " Pat " is everything that a son of New England never is. By this, let it not be understood that he is of the Lignum Vitae, because " Pat " has his own method of reg- istering intelligence. Here is the true son of Erin as should be, a peach of a personality, always light, and ex- tremely . . er . . er . . cute — according to the latest Websterian edition. As a snake, let it be truthfully acknowledged herein that he at least procured himself a pair of reg dancing shoes — but up to the present they have not been of much use. Still, " Preparedness " is " Pat ' s " watch- word, and who can tell. ' ' His real " stuff " is chiefly strutted on the old wrestling mat where " men are men, " and all that, but four years on the table counts for something, believe me! Just to show you that he is not a single-tracked person, you ought to drop around and hear his collection of the finest music that can be played on the Vic — which means the world ' s best, from McCor- mick to Kreisler. Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Academy Handball Champion (4). , CHARLES A. Van NYDECK SCHENCK, Jr. New York. City, New York THERE we have him, " Regimental Char- lie " . One of the few men alive today who can say that he has hazed the Regiment. No! He is not a second G. Washington. It is just that he once saved a moke from drowning. " Charlie " is another one of those great lovers — of music. There are only one or two short periods during the day when we are quite safe from the songs of this modern siren; then the toothbrush reigns supreme. This young com- poser of the Naval Academy Song is following in the steps of Demosthenes, for the splashing of the shower bath furnishes opposition against which he takes his daily workout with song. Of course, there is a reason. At one of the Musical Clubs ' shows a fair drag murmured estatically, " Oh! I could listen to Schenck sing that Elegie forever and a day " . Athletically speaking, nothing can dampen " Charlie ' s " enthusiasm, not even four years in and out of the tank with the swimming team. " Look me over boys. " " Pretty good, huh ? " Sivimming Team (4, 3, 2); Manager Swimming Team {1); Musical Clubs (4,3,2, 1); ' Manager Musical Clubs (]); Buzzard (2): Chairman Class SupperlCommittee (7); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Pink N [2). 158 ' Charlie " Zj, lT t, HERMAN SALL Grand Rapids, Michigan " " VTOW, listen, you ' ve got things all wrong, X this is the way it is. You want to get an unprejudiced viewpoint and then you ' ll see things as they really are. " If there ' s an argument going on, no matter where or what about you ' ll find Herman there. It makes no difference whether he knows what he ' s talking about or not he ' ll be there. When he dies and goes to , the place where all good Naval officers go, it ' s an even bet that his last act will be to argue over the particular brand of coal that the chief spike-tail uses. His redeeming virtues are many, but the most outstanding are his keen sense of humor and his ability to caulk serenely when he ' s on the ragged edge in Juice. Let him sleep late and long, give him good beans, without red-eye and plenty of slum and we ' ll guarantee the finished product as a real officer. Class Football (3); Class IF rest ling {2). Q ' GEORGE ANGUS SINCLAIR Washington, District of Columbia " A NG " made his debut atthe w.k. sanatarium l . on the Severn by splashing all the water out of the pool in the process of breaking the Academy record in the 220. Thereupon, all the sweet young things in the gallery went wild over the cute little Plebe who could make eyes at them while sliding through the water with the speed of a Mark V torpedo. It is our sad but necessary duty to reveal the secret of our hero ' s speed in the water. Girls, he has web feet, — yep, all four of ' em. Now, passing on to the dirty work, let us examine the young amphibian ' s character. He is very generous, but likely to get mad if you bum more than a carton of skags from him. His deep, salty voice can inspire terror in a Plebe or cause drags to cast aside their good resolutions. He prefers literature that is young, snappy, breezy, droll — in fact, anything that is true and has a bang to it. Towards the end of his career as a mid, he forsook those books " prepared especially for midshipmen " in favor of a course in architecture. During the con- struction of the new pool, he learned the build- ing trade from derricks to brick-laying. This intensive study is responsible for his absence from Section 201. Sub Squad (2); Swimming Squad {4, 3, 2, 1); Block N (4, 3, 2); Captain Swimming Team ( ); Buzzard {2). ' Sally " ? » " •4 ns I, 159 . l Ji 0; MYRON STEDMAN TELLER Kingston, New York HE claims Dutch ancestry and after ac- quaintance we are inclined to grant his claim. He never thinks of doing anything until someone tells him that he should not. By way of example: It was a bright Saturday morning in March and " Stead " was keeping company with Fidelity and Obedience on the second deck. It is a question whether it was the innate per- verseness of his nature or the spring sunshine that made him want to roller skate but, duty or not, he routed out a pair of skates and spent half of the morning skating up and down his post. Had one of our rubber-heeled dry-nurses approached his bailiwick he would have gone down for everything from the cover of the reg book to the proverbial thing that midshiprnen go down for, but his luck held and the roaring of the little wheels up and down the corridor was not investigated. Buzzard (2); Class Gym Team (2); Rifle Squad [4, 3); Sub Squad. ARTHUR LEE THOMPSON Columbus, Ohio NOW out in Ohio " Stand by for a piece of oratory polished by much use. He claims the Buck-Eye State as a home stamping ground and after an acquaintance of several years we surrender without a struggle. In addition he basks in the warm sunshine of Lady Luck ' s smile. " Art " could rig a mean tendency in the days when that was a valuable accomplishment. He pursued the forbidden Fatima and juggled with probation in a way that made his classmates gasp. Now and then he indulges in a mild flirtation with the Ac Departments, letting them creep up close before springing into the shelter of a 2.6. But the hardest test to which the little god of luck may be put is in dragging blind. He ven- tured twice and came through without a scratch, but the third time he wandered from the fold. The old " Art " never returned — his roaming days are over. Radiator Club; Rifle Squad (3). 9 ' 160 ' Stead " f. — " Art " .rff gtf£Bta»i v LWH NEILL PHILLIPS Newport, Arkansas JACK LONDON made an irresistible appeal to " Snow-Shoes " in his " Call of the Wild " and our staunch old comrade has answered that call. Why? ' Cause he is from down in Ar-Kan- Sas, the place the pink boll-weevil made famous. Oh-la-la, M ' sieur. " Dammit, my name is not Daniel: it is PHILLIPS, and my laundry number is ; look up mj ' record with the lassies. " " What about Baltimore, John.? " " I said my name is PHILLIPS.— %( .?r That comes from folks who don ' t know our cowboy; his sidekicks could never mistake him. Do you remember the cruise on the " Minnie " when we all were about to throw up even our commissions. ' ' " Neill " was there. The " Tivoli? " " Neill " was there. On the " Delaware? " " Neill " was there, too. There are few places " Neill " isn ' t. " Have you heard from that Philadelphia girl of ours, Joe? " ROBERT HULL KELIHER Boston, Massachusetts WELL, well, well. Look what we have here. " Conversation ceases and turns to a higher plane (?) In our midst stands Keliher, all Irish from his auburn hair to his number twelves, who always starts the con- versation with a bit of Irish wit. A noted organizer of dragging agencies, he will even go so far as to insure you against the possibility of drawing a brick. You should see hmi strut his stuff on the cruise. It ' s " Look out, girl " when Kelly comes ashore. He has not weathered an Army-Navy game without having to break out his " not under command " lights. After weathering the rocks and shoals for five years, he is now an ensign, white, unmar- ried and twenty-one. Black N {2); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). Log Staff, - Class Swimming {3, 2). o 9- " Neiir " r -; " KeV- 161 (f ELMER EUGENE YEOMANS Linton, Indiana HEY, Bud ' , got that damned biography written yet? " " What! With the subject I ' ve got to work with? " " My sentiments exactly, son. You ' re invul- nerable — your skinny points had a close shave. I used to call you my own in the year one — your captivating smile, your curly blond locks, your harmonious syncopations, your logical arguments, were settled beyond dispute in your favor by, " Well, of course you city fellows ' — all these and more were you. Then what did you do? " " I met — Say, what are you, a board of in- quiry EDWARD WATSON YOUNG Providence, Rhode Island THIS is the famous " Parking Cuttle-Fish " , next high to the " Hi Moke Cuttle Fish, himself ? " " Yes, lad, that ' s what you sure did. Turned me and the rest of the boys down for another woman. We lost you for a while. But woman ' s not always triumphant — eh, laddie? No, don ' t take me wrong. She left and our stock rose — our " Elmira " was back. " Two spades were bid. Bud. " " What ' s the hurry? You bridge sharks — " " Yes, our stock rose — as did the worth of the J Jazz Band. We wooden mortals had another Q all probs. O. K. man to deal with. Yes, " Bud " , you ' re back, and the city boys o will watch the dust from town, God bless your curly locks. " ° " Say, knock off and write that damned biog- raphy. " Class Track {3, 2, 1); Numerals (i); Jazz Band (J, 2, 1). o Oo " Bud " 162 What could be more honorable than to belong to the exclusive fraternity of ten-armed dib- ranchiate cephalopeds with a calcaneous inter- nal shell? Of course, this is only an intoxicatingly con- soling diversion of " Ed ' s " , for truly, he is of a high-minded, philosophical temperament. In fact, his ideas would revolutionize our Govern- ment, our religion, and our Navy if only some of our feeble-minded officials could see through them. Aye, laddie, and he is a wee bit of Scotch. Yes, he wore kilts and sleeps with one blanket all winter long. Despite this, he is really very warm-hearted and amiable. He spreads a ray of sunshine wherever he goes, with his ready smile and melodious voice, with due apologies to the word melodious. Big things, Laddie, we are expect- ing them. Track (4, 3, 1). • tS tOtb WILLIAM BRISTOL THOMPSON Hot Springs, Arkansas YES, " Tommy " hails from Arkansas where " a man can ' t stick his head out of his sec- ond story window without getting it riddled with buckshot. " " Mr. Speaker! Mr. Speaker! etc. " is his favorite piece of literature and he knows more about, " Where was Andrew Jack- - son at the Battle of New Orleans " , than anyone else in the regiment. His facts on the subject may not be based on history, but " Tommy " ;., says they are all true. Those dark brown eyes and that straight bristly hair certainly ought to make a hit among the fairer sex but, as yet, his scorn of the female c c- species has succeeded in keeping him absolutely tree from all " entangling alliances " . Yes, gentle reader, it may be safely said that " Wine, wo- men and song " have no ties on our " Weary " . That is, the women haven ' t. Just let him have his pipe and a magazine and he is absolutely contented to sit " at home " while the other boys do the " Virginia Reel " . Sub Squad (4, J, 2). 9 MURRAY JONES TICHENOR MiLLviLLE, New Jersey BIG moments come to every one and " Tich ' s " came early in his naval career when, still a " function " , he was placed in charge of all the " functions " to march them into their new home. It was at this very memorable occasion that he gave his famous command of " Follow me " . And from that day to this he has firmly believed that he is to be a striper. With every big moment comes a " high one " . The highest time of his life (to hear him tell it) was back in Youngster year when he had the honor (.?) to receive one of the Skinny Depart- ment ' s kind invitations to spend leave with them. Did it get " high " when he couldn ' t refuse .? M ' lord has always maintained there is only one O. A. O., but we ask you what happens when, on Sunday afternoons, a Maple Leaf pennant is hoisted to the top of the locker door and pen and ink broken out.? " Very good, Mr. Tichenor, all except the ' tick ' . Remember that this is seamanship, not navigation. " I ommv ' •Tick " 163 CRU TCHFIELD ADAIR San Bernardino, California ' HAT makes your cheeks so rosy heeks Mi " California sunshine, sir! " " California sunshine, hell, you mean Califor- nia moonshine! " Sister ships and like nautical questions of Plebe year never disturbed " Crutch ' s " equi- librium. Such things were too insignificant to bother with ; besides, what were trees in Second Class Seamanship for? During Youngster year he never looked at an English tree to see if he were on it — they printed his name on them. But nobody can be bilged on a flat two-five. When this red-cheeked giant took up his resi- dence on the Severn, he had his fingers crossed and firmly fixed in his mind was the motto, " I rate anything I can get away with. " Since then he has made constant use of this axiom. " Crutch " pounds out statements promiscu- ously, and, to our chagrin, usually gets away with his non-regness. We often wonder how he composes such potent narratives after his hap- hazard career in English. There are two questions, however, which have never been satisfactorily answered. They are, " Did he get cold in New York during Easter leave.? " and " Who got the thirty dol- lars at Kelley ' s? " Track Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Wrestling (3); Wrestling Squad {2, I); Class Gym {4). HAROLD BLAINE MILLER Los Angeles, California THIS man. Ladies and Gentlemen, is not a Red Mike. He will drag on a favorable opportunity from any locality, including Crab- town, and will drag blind. If she is good look- ing so much the better, but if she can dance — well, that qualification is sufficient. He fell right off for " Savvy " Dole ' s blind drag Young- ster year and ever since " Old Ely " hasn ' t rated a thmg with him. When tempted to waste his time at something useless — say card-playing, he invariably an- swers " I ' ve just got to write two more letters. " When he scores in mail he will sit before his window, which is always open, and from then on generators and entropy can go to the devil. The thing in which he would dread most to go unsat is mail. " I don ' t see why in the hell I don ' t knock down some letters today. I sure rate it. " Class Boxing (4); Class Lacrosse (J); Lacrosse Squad {2, 1); LNt{2). ' 164 " Crutch ' rf " Harold ' -ttS t Xti • ' II Ji LAWRENCE WHITEHEAD DALTON Adams, Massachusetts WHO ' LL save child " . " An my child? " " I ' ll save your d who are you, kind sir? " " Why, I ' m ' Jack ' Dalton of the United States Marine Corps " . " P-rabolo " , a nickname due to one of his physical peculiarities, did some time in the Navy during the World War, which accounts for the fact that it takes two quarts to get him started. Ask him about the U. of Penn. game in " Philly " in 1922 and his friend " Big Chiefs. A. Pyle " . Plebe year was a year of many events and happenings for " Larry " . Being one of the " older set " , he didn ' t like being treated like a child and because he showed it, he received much attention — and he paid. No, he ' s not greasy, just a matter of personal pride; but, really, he should give the Plebes a fightmg chance. Affairs of the heart? The poor boy hasn ' t had much luck; lost a two hundred dollar wrist- watch not long ago while trying to hold his own in one of his infatuations. " Well, it was worth it, anyway. " " Hey, Larry, I know a girl you know. " " Keep away from the balloons, ' P-rab ' ! " Baseball (4, 3): football Hustlers (4); Soccer {2, 1); Class Soccer {3, 2); Numerals (2); Class football {3, 2, J); Numerals (2); Class Basketball (2, 1); Numerals (2). JAMES HENRY POTTLE Brooklyn, New York LITTLE would one realize that behind this - Appolonian countenance lies the stuff for one of the best " leather pushers " that ever graced the resined square. Like all true Brooklynites, he showed a marked antipathy for all things Semitic. He shrouded himself with the cloak of notoriety by shattering all Plebeian rates when he stole into an Upper Classman ' s boudoir at 2:00 a. m. and calmly anointed him with a bucket of water. No member of the chosen few could make " Kid Potts " stand on his head under the shower and get away with it. Youngster cruise, he achieved international renown by making a trip across the Scandinavi- an peninsula in search of reindeer — but Solveig, his fair-haired, square-head drag, tittered and pointed out the herd of Jersey cows in all their serenity. " And she hadn ' t changed them the next day. " Second Classyear, he blazed his way to pugilistic distinctions by scoring the cleanest and longest knockout ever witnessed in Mc- Donough Hall. " Somebody swiped my what ' s this. " U " What are you doin ' , sending my pictures away to get a good grease with the girls? " O Class Ring Committee; yo Boxing Squad (4, 3); Class Boxing (2); Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse {4, 3, 2, 1); Oo Numerals {4, 2). -Jack ' . o ' Jimmie ' 165 - ' :.± A e ' - ' M i i S RAYMOND ALGOT ANDERSON Minneapolis, Minnesota " T7R0M the halls of Montezuma to the X shores of Tripoli There ' s nothing like a leatherneck, on earth or sky or sea. When there ' s trouble or excitement, no matter what the scene, There ' ll be room inside the picture for a leatherneck gyrene. " He and his wife absorbed their knowledge from the Red Book and Cosmo, not savvy but safely sat. He dragged occasionally, but never was a tea hound; a bit stingy with his drags, but always in his element at a stag dinner. He bears a striking resemblance to the Crab fleet in his fuel-consuming ability. He can kill more skags in one minute than the average man in five. Not at all penurious in this matter, he helps all hands consume their cigarettes. The two mysteries connected with him: — Why did he blush when Anick asked him how her maid came to have one of his cards? Why did ' Bill ' have to act as his valet and then drag his girl Youngster year? " Andy, I ' ll have that partition removed for you. N. B. Censor prohibits any more revelations. WILLIAM SAMUEL DOMER Washington, D. C. WILLIAM of the silver tongue descended upon us in the early part of Plebe sum- mer. At the same time there began four years of worry for the Academic Department, Execu- tive Department and his long suffering wife. His ten-year Naval holiday began the day he drew his white works, for he goes on leave as often and with as little effort as the rest of us go on extra duty. By using the aforementioned silver tongue, he talked himself off the ship, out of extra duty and into a leave. During his Youngster year the Plebes thought that he was the author of the Dago trees for his name loomed up on all of them as prominently as the author of a best seller. " That ' s not for the deck, that ' s Domer ' s mail. " " Domer report to main office for telegram. " Lacrosse Numerals (2); Class Basketball (2). 9 ' " Andy ' 166 1 o 1 " Bill ' rftvffyjffiteiJ MOKE HALL at Prof. Bell ' s dancing class. " Boom! Drip! Drip! Boom! Drip! Drip! Class Halt! Will the man who threw those pennies please step forward. ' ' So, Mr. Close, it was you. Disgraceful! Me and the Commandant will see that you are punished for this scene. " Thus " Boney " started his Plebe year in true military style. Youngster year, he devoted a large part of his time to reporting to the Exec. — " Sir, I have made up my bed and swept my room this morning. " Always on hitting the room after a delivery of mail, " What, no letters today? They must have hidden them under the blotter. Not there! Screaming cats! What have they done with them.? " There are two mysteries about him that he would like explained: first, why he took shirts, bedspreads, P-jams and pillow cases on Second Class cruise, and second, the reason why his girl from New York who promised to come down every week has never arrived. Whether it is back to Georgia or to the fleet, we will always remember " Boney " by his " Oh, boy! Good-bye, Philly! " Lacrosse Numerals (2). JAMES BERNHARDT HOGLE Fort Worth, Texas THE sailor ' s life was no new one to " Jim " whenhe came to us, andhis sea-going man- ner and salty air soon won hmi the name of sailor . The chief diversion of his Plebe year was the all-absorbing study of " Dago " . In fact, he formed such an affinity for this subject that he would often bone it far into the night. Even Youngster year it was his all-consummg passion and by holding communion with his Dago book late and early he got through another year without mishap. By profession of faith, he is a charter member of the " Affiliated Brotherhood of Red Mikes " , yet he has a most disconcerting habit of break- ing the code at times and appearing suddenly on the scene with a knock-out drag. Nobody ever knows whither she goes or from whence she came. Now, we have often wondered why " Jim " lapses into Spanish on certain Saturday nights to bid the boys " Buenos Snowshoes " , but we know that if he applies himself to all that he undertakes as he has to the study of " La Lingua Espanol " we will all hear from him later on. §0 o a ' Boney ' " Salty " 167 a " RAE EMMETT ARISON Chicago, Illinois HIS varied and many achievements while at Annapolis will no doubt be told later in " Who ' s Who " or the " Police Gazette " . Here is a tale of one of the most novel deeds he accomplished. When he was a Plebe he had his life saved at least fifty times by members of a class taking their life-saving tests. The reason for this is that he is something on the order of Ivory soap — he floats easily, but as far as being ninety-nine and forty-four hundredths per cent pure is concerned, no soap there. The question arises, " How can a man be so heavy and yet so light? " If his buoyancy could help his gymnas- tic ability he would be some all-around man. His favorite pastime is spreadmg dope. He keeps us well posted and said dope is choice stuff because it doesn ' t follow the well-known rule — it usually comes true. Seeing him on a tree is like seeing a pretty girl in Lisbon — a rare sight indeed. " Get your knees together. Fat! " Swimming Team {4, 5, 2); sNAt{4,3,2); I Class Football {4). ARTHUR BENTLY LEVERETT Marion, Alabama WHILE the " Sheik ' s " in the kitchen get- ting his eggs and ham — our " Shorty ' s " in the Banquet Hall feasting on the finest chicken in the land. When the " Runt " isn ' t busy with the weaker sex, he ' s hard at work on the wrestling mat or lacrosse field. We don ' t know which he does to keep in trim for the other. He says they ' re both pretty strenuous and that boy does love his work. " Shorty " played Shunt-field on the Second Class Juice team until his marks were so shock- ing that he got self-excited and pulled sat just in time to stay with us. Some one told the " Runt " there was a good- looking nurse over at the hospital Plebe year, so he went over to see and when he got back four months later — alas, it was too late! So he started right in to steer the five year course and has had to give her weather helm ever since. If you want the complete dope on " Shorty " — just read his latest book — " All ' s Well that Ends Well " — or a Tale of the Nation ' s Capitol. Class Lacrosse Numerals (4); ' Class Lacrosse (4, 3); Class If resiling {4, 3, 2). 9 ' " Fal " 168 Oo OoO n " Shorty ' 4 S XS r vA JOHN PHILIP CROMWELL Henry, Illinois 1IKE the famous Oliver Cromwell of old, - our own " Oliver " started out to conquer worlds. He gained quite a bit of attention his first day with us when the D. 0. encountered him: " Where you from, Mister? " " Henry. " ]]Henry, what.? " " Henry, Illinois. " " Henry, Illinois, what? " " Henry, Illinois, U. S. A. " " Henry, Illinois, U. S. A., what? " Then the light that had almost failed flickered into being once more and with a painful, but understanding, gasp, he added, " Sir " . During Youngster year he was offered a large remuneration to write of the beauties of the countries he had visited while on his " European Cruise " . The letter from the " Editor " of the Baltunore Sun stated that their Henry cor- respondent had informed them of the tour that . Henry ' s prodigal son had made and that his " writings were to run as an added Sunday fea- ture. It was a sad day when he learned that his O cruel roommate and some heartless friends had O sent the letter. " Day by day, be it bright or gray, I get a letter from Mary. " ANDREW KENNEDY RANDOLPH HuNTsviLLE, Texas DO not be alarmed, dear reader, upon cast- ing your eyes on White Studio ' s attempt shown above. Pray refer to it once more and you will doubtless change your hastily formed opinion. The camera failed to bring out what is present in full force when a joke is being staged, the subject of the joke making little difference. In athletics he is conspicuously absent, but when it comes to the mental kind, he is there in the front row, particularly during exams in- volving a knowledge of mathematics. As a result he has always managed to pull through with a good margin. The slammmg of a door or rambling in the corridor, especially during study hour, indicates his whereabouts. Being one of those restless fellows always on the go, he is certain to suc- ceed m any walk — but not run — of life. Class Baseball (4, 3). ' Henry " Mi s " Andy " 169 ALAN WYLIE AXTELL Bloomington, Indiana " OAY, listen — she can have anything I ' ve O got. " " Ax " is fond of the women. A well-known Juice Prof overloaded his line one night at the hop, however, and ever since then he gets separately-excited in the Juice class and tries to maintain his average of 2.52. He played on the Plebe football team, but he lost ambition and gave up what might easily have been a varsity career. What puzzles his roommates is his insensate desire to drag blind. Perhaps he hopes to find the 0. A. 0. that way, who can tell? " Ax " also runs the three-quarter mile for the class team. He never fails to come in first, but like all athletes, he has to give up something for it. He can train when he wants to. At any rate we know that it won ' t be long now before he begins to raise little Hoosiers down on the turkey farm. Class Track (i, 2); Class Lacrosse {3, 2). o O 9 ' SAMUEL EDWIN LATIMER Washington, D. C. " TTERE we have it. Gents " — the handsom- JTl est captain the " A " Company ever had. " Brace up, Mister! " That ' s the way " Sam " started off Plebe year, which was — he soon found to his sorrow — all wrong. Military life appeared quite different than it had seemed in the Washington High School Kaydets and our " Sam " abruptly changed course. Since then he ' s been doing most famously; why, even Plebe year he was conceded to be the budding tennis champ. And dance.? — Oh, girls, you just 7nust come over. Turn on the Vic, rattle the ivories or start anything in the line of syn- copation and the " Alabama Jigger " can ' t hold himself down. If you would please him at Xmas just buy him a pair of drumsticks. And as for being savvy — " Sam " staged one of the best little comebacks that has been seen for quite some time, making up over three months idly spent in the hospital after a little football game that wasn ' t on the schedule. " Now, if we were only in Washington " Class Basketball (4, 3); Tennis (4, 3); Block N; Sub Squad {2, 1). " Sam ' vN HOWARD LYMAN COLLINS Chelsea, Massachusetts GUS " declined a technical career for the Navy and arrived at Crabtown in the early summer of ' 20 with an angelic counten- ance and a conscientious desire to live and learn. He soon gave the Academic Department a handicap and spent his leisure with radio. By his earnest endeavors in the electrical field he has become known as a " Juice deacon " and is recognized as a potential candidate for a research laboratory. Our young Adonis as a Plebe gave promise of a would-be gymnast, but under the stress of other ambitions turned out to be a has-been. His success in track, however, netted him his numerals, of which he is justly proud. The unfair sex quickly turned his initials to good use and he became famous among them as " Honey Love " but he still offers large stakes that no cross-eyed Washington vamp will ever get him. Atta-boy, " Gus " ! Lucky Bag Staff. Po O O Oo ALFRED THOMAS KROOK Marshall, Minnesota " A L " hails from the Land of the Happy Jr . Swedes — not only that, but he also claims direct descendence from Chief " Sitting Bull " or maybe it is " Rain-in-the-Face " . So well is the fire and dash of the ancient red man instilled in his make-up that he has followed for four long years that game of sock and slash known more genteely as lacrosse, with the accent on the la followed in time by the crosse. His smiling countenance has often suffered and at times could hardly have been claimed, or at least recognized, by his many femmes in all parts of the Union. All deliveries mean mail for " Wigwam " , but he is heartless enough, nevertheless, to neglect the fair ones long enough to stand in the first hundred of his class. His stand with the Executive Department predicts a successful career for him in the good old Navy. But he loves to argue so well that we claim fifty years will see him on the bench. At any rate, " Al " will give ' em the old Indian cry and whether it ' s the sword or the gavel we prophesy the top of the heap for him. Lacrosse Squad {2, 1); Football (4); Wrestling (4); Class Lacrosse {4, 3); Numerals (4); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2); Buzzard {2). ' Honey Love " Al " 171 WILLIAM BYRON BAILEY Johnson City, Tennessee WHOA! My bust, should have said Na- tional Sanitorium, Tennesee, but then, " just remember that I ' m noted for only one ' Fox Pass ' a minute so — all right all of you who don ' t want to get shocked, stop up your ears " — and " Willie ' s " off on another one of his many experiences, which are beyond the scope of this book, so we shan ' t go into them. However, if you want to know " Willie " , here ' s the dope. You ' ve got to know him well or you don ' t know him at all. Knowing the reg book, as he does, from cover to cover, he ' s well versed in the art of the oil can, although his Second Class buzzard did fly a little too high for his range. As for being a " Navy man thru- out " , " Bill ' s " too darn well acquainted with the Medical Corps of the Army to be that. And can he shoot? Just try him — one of the most wicked lines you ever tried to swallow. " Heave around " . " Submerge " . Distinguish- ing characteristics — that cute complexion and the Asiatic swing. Favorite hang-out — Under the table. Memorable event — Easter Hop, 1922. ( ADOLPH BEDNAR Cedar Rapids, Iowa FUNNY name, eh .? Funny mug, too .? Funny man. True, but he hails from a funny place. ' Ja ever hear of the capital of Czecho-Slovakia? That ' s it; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And is he Czech.? Check! His wicked Bohemian line has stood him in good many a time. It brought him honors once in Baltimore when he copped the queen of the floor at a dance. Since that time he has been in constant demand at " Muziky " , and at other social functions there- abouts, and even in our own dear Crabtown. The twist which it has given his tongue has made " Rabbit " an apt wielder of the language of Vincente Blasco as those who heard him talk to the Porto Ricans in San Juan will know. Outside of being a linguist, " Rabbit " is famous for a few other things. " NO, no towels. Any water in that pitcher.? " " All right, ' Willie ' submerge! " Yes, he gives the girls a treat, too. Rifle Squad (3); Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, 1); Stage Manager {I); Gold Masked N. 9 ' ' Bill " 172 O ' Bunny " 7 j : rKJw « ' A CHARLES LOOMIS LEE Anbridge, Pennsylvania " r UCKIE " claims Pittsburgh, but when he is Jj pressed he admits its only Anbridge, add- ing that Pittsburgh is but a suburb of the great metropolis. The Wild Chinaman from Penn- sylvania adds color to the foreign colony of Dutchmen from that state. Society? He is one of its most active members, there being scarce a hop to which he does not drag. So great is his love of womankind that even a 2.2 in Juice does not prevent his writing a letter to a New England college every night. But like all true snakes, his average is far from sat. " Chink " proved himself a worthy son of China on Second Class cruise, when he sur- prised his classmates by standing one in grease due to his proclivities with soap and water. There are two questions which " Buckie " has often asked during his stay at the Academy, namely, " How in the hell do you get this prob? " and " JVho put those eggs in my bed? " Cheer Leader; Hell Cats (4); Last Shot (5); Log (4). ARTHUR LOUIS LEMAN, Jr. San Antonio, Texas HOWEVER incredible it may seem, this is a product of God ' s country (his inter- pretation of San Antonio). While he is not what you would call a real snake, he is blessed with an exceptionally good sense of beauty. Love? — ? Absolutely no soap, but down in San Antonio there was one little — oh, let him tell you. (Aren ' t those rosy cheeks just ador- able when he blushes?) " Savvy " is a wonder at sleep. Eight o ' clock (L. M. T.) every night finds him deep into the land of slumber and all the fire departments in Crabtown could not turn him out of his much- coveted bed. Does he speak Dago? — Ask him to relate his now famous " Temas Espanoles de Philley. " " Lemon " is a bit inclined to be non-reg. Last-minute inspections on the Delaware mean nothing in his young life, in which he beats many of us. He is very solicitous about his literature which necessitates such expressions as: " Where ' s that damn Red Book? " " What in the hell did you do with that » Cosmo? " Class Track (5), Numerals; Track Squad (2). ' Chink ' " Oo OoO ' Lemon 173 -- fi D J. ROBERT OSBORNE BARE Des Moines, Iowa HEY, ' Bob ' , knock off boning the lurid literature and listen to words of wisdom. You caulked all last summer— it ' s time to wake up now. After spreading that horrible foo-foo all over the room and mooning around all morning counting the number of days until June Week, you rate doing something for your country. It ' s your turn to take the suits down to the tailor shop and they have to go down this period. I ' ve taken them down the last three weeks. " Voice from the adjoining kennel: " And you owe me two dollars and eighteen cents. How ' s to get me an ice-cream cone.? I haven ' t had anything to eat for a week. Say, listen! Have you persuaded another poor girl to brick herself this coming week-end? You ' d better— you haven ' t pulled your average sat from Plebe summer yet. " Two niinutes of comparative silence elapse, no more remarks from the peanut gallery. Then " Bob " looks up from his " big clean story of the open spaces, " and says: " Huh? " Track Squad (3); Class Track (4, 2, 1); Class Basketball Squad {2); Class Lacrosse {2); Numerals {2). ARTHUR DAYTON BARNES Brooklyn, Iowa " A ' ' ' ° " ' flon ' t be cozy, I ' m hungry l . as a tramp. A little cake and jam won ' t hurt anybody — anyway, the Army game isn ' t for two days. Which reminds me, you two guys have gotta drag for me this week-end. I asked three girls to come down and they all accepted — yes, and one of them has seen me before, too. Say, where are we going on leave? I ' m going to toss between New York, Brooklyn, Washington, Easton, Baltimore, and Annapolis. Can ' t give all the girls a treat. Anyway, after that hod-full I had last week, I ' m through dragging until California moves East. " " Oh, boy! Did you ever see such a moon? Let ' s sit in the window and sing something I know — no use studying Juice, I ' ll study next month. " " Please pass the ice-cream and red-eye. " Varsity Basketball {4, 3, 2, 1); Class Track {4, 3, 2); Class Football {3, 2); . bNAB (3); ' bNB {2); Lacrosse Squad (2, 1). Q ' Ro 174 ' Arch ' . flVfegtabJ [13 II ARTHUR BEVERLY ELLIOTT Savannah, Georgia CRASH! Bang! Much groaning and sounds of great exertion from the adjoining room. Upon investigation we find " Abe " busily engaged in extricating himself and his petdumb- bell from a most undignified position on the deck. " The darn thing jumped out of my hand and lit on my foot. I think it ' s busted. " However, a careful examination proves that it was not his foot that was broken and he refused to look at the Milo. " Now I can ' t drag the P. D. X. this week- end. Boys, I ' m in love this time sure. All between me and the others is as water over the dam. " " Abe " is the possessor of many qualities including a permanent wave and other features equally reliable. One can always tell when a change in the weather is due by looking into " Abe ' s " face and noting the intensity of the light. _ _ " See Savannah and die " was " Abe ' s " slogan until fate and an Army game caused him to substitute Baltimore for the former. Maybe that is why the rest of the boys pulled down the shades on the way to an Army game. Lucky Bag Staff {2, 1); Log Staff (2, 1); Crew Squad {4). 9 ROGER DEXTER PHILLIPS Schenectady, New York. BREAK out the band for the local boy, he ' s the Ac. Department ' s pride and joy. He does not drink or smoke or chew, nor does he go with the girls who do. " Rodg " breaks down boilers in white duck shoes, and he actually worked on Second Class cruise. On Youngster cruise, we weren ' t out far when he twisted knots in a jauncing bar. He shook a mean teacup at Trinidad, and dragged a forty queen, this lad. Some day when he ' s an admiral gruff, with barnacle-covered stripes on his cuff, with a salty chin-whisker and side-burns to match, you ' ll find him flopped on a fo ' c ' s ' le hatch, spinning wild yarns of his Second Class cruise, when he lighted a skag on a twelve-inch shell ' s fuse. " Fritz " knows his oats on Steam and Juice — to talk of Thermo ain ' t no use. He stows the chow like a cargo net and scoffs " Jamoke " like a coal-heaving vet. " Oh, ' Fritz, ' are you on the Delaware.? I ' ll want to borrow a blou to wear. " " Aw, go to hell and shine your shoes — you ' ll shake no work on this here cruise! " Class Football (4); Black N (3); Class Lacrosse (3). " Abe " O f« li! -fc . ■ ' Rodg ' 17S !!li f bJ ' ; " ' i ' - ' CHARLES BETTA CROSS, Jr. Pittsburg, Texas JUST to prove the old adage about preachers ' sons, " CharHe " joined the Navy. Little did he reck what such a course would lead to and little did he " req " during his stay in our midst. However, his sea-going knowledge obtained by watching a prairie schooner navigate the plains of Texas stood him in good stead during the trials of Plebe year. Since his year under Prof. Bell ' s tutelage, it can truthfully be said that " no gentleman can pass C. B. on the ballroom floor. " In fact, no gentleman would want to. Scarcely a week-end passed without the remark, " I saw a cold forty last night. I sure would like to meet her. " " Betta ' s " pursuit of athletic honors resulted in his being awarded a b-a-N-g on the nose which, being broad minded, he displays at all times. He maintains that it is one of the few really permanent awards obtainable. " Come over to the hop and I ' ll let you dance with my drag. " Class Boxing (3); Boxing Squad (2, 1); Class Lacrosse (2, 1); Numerals (2). THOMAS HAROLD DYER Kansas City, Missouri OF course, there wasn ' t much to eat. With Strohecker at the other mess table and the Satchelast dishing toast out to us and dishing chow into himself, we hadn ' t much of a chance. You see, our little Hair-Trigger, Two-Gun " Tommy " started the Satchelism. If you want a superlative combining drastic, bombastic and iconoclastic,you should have been on thatcruise at the Lucky Bag mess table and watched " Tommy " grow Satchelastic when a fuse blew on the toaster. We finally worked it by plugging in on a standing battle-circuit. But even then Meints would get " Tommy " excited, or rather in the state that was beyond his ordinary ex- citement, and his mighty keys and their " moor- ing gear " would short the circuit or flavor the slum or something equally home-like. We lived through it, though, and " Tommy " Satchelized the Secnav as he got his diploma. On the whole, " Tommy " is a great worker, and we are sure will take on his youthful shoul- ders whatever ship is important enough tor him to be assigned to. ) Masqueraders {4, 3); Silver Masked N; Log (4); Bronze Log N; ' Assistant Manager, Lucky Bag. " B.i, " Betta 176 •a- 1 ' • ' " " Tom7ny " V. : HERBERT PEYTON BENTON, Jr. New Orleans, Louisiana WHEN friend Herbert shoved off from the home podunk with the plaudits of the multitude resounding in his ears, he was popularly known as " Buddy " . The first day of the Academic year, however, saw him re- christened " Rube " . And so he is known to all within these walls. Our hero early gained fame as a foe of Hooverism and it is rumored that he broke several mess-hall records. The waitresses of the Hotel Halifax still talk of the great inroads upon their kitchen made by that past master of gastronomy. There is little wonder that many of the girls of his acquaintance are study- ing culinary art. In athletics " Rube " early showed a tendency for aquatic sports. In his Plebe year he cap- tained and led to victory the class water-polo team. The next year saw him a letter man. " Rube " also stayed with the class football team until they won the championship. In studies, athletics and social activities " Rube " has shown himself to be a man who usually gets what he wants. ( Water Polo (4, 3, 2, 1), IfNP (5, 2): Class Football {4, 3, 2); o " - B-Squad (1); Hop Committee (2). V ARTHUR ADOLPH GRIESE Cincinnati, Ohio PLEBE year Li ' l Arthur first came into prominence, due to his being on the receiv- ing end of a most interesting and instructive experience which still holds a place in the annals of the gang. His struggles with Steam, from drawing on through to turbines, have been heart-rending, but the " Battler " has always ended up topside. Second Class cruise he tried to introduce new fire-room styles, appearing in white service for one of his watches. He has only a casual acquaintance with a slice-bar, having always preferred being ratey man among the coal- passers. He has aspired to pugilistic and pin-pushing fame, but has always hearkened to the call ot the first love, the " Cosmo " , and he may be found any time after drill beside his radiator fussing this old flame. All in all, you will look far before you will find another like " Our Arthur " . A more gen- erous friend and a better shipmate could not be desired. Here ' s luck to you. Art! " Rube ' ' ' Art " 177 - S ti» y X ELMER EDWARD BERTHOLD KiRKwooD, Missouri M ' ' ONTY " came here after a flying trip through Oklahoma and Arkansas in the guise of a business man. He stopped long enough to decide whether to go to a movie or the Navy and the Navy won. He soon forgot his business ability and started forth to have a good time. This cost him twenty-five demerits on the fourth of July, Plebe summer, for an impromptu smoke. The incident only served to whet his daring instincts which later netted him a good time " somewhere " in Baltimore Youngster leave while Lillard paid for the taxi. Dashing Elmer is one of that almost extinct species who can get more out of a Cosmo than anything ever prepared especially for the use of Midshipmen. He does not covet a star nor is he cozy with his information, which has made him popular with those less apt in juggling the books. But besides his studies his interest is taken up with athletics, in which he has done his bit. With luck and line, he has made dragging a pleasure, for he seldom turns a deaf ear to the fairer sex. His choices have not lowered his standing, at that. Class Track {4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (i, 2); Class Football {4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class IVrestlmg (3); Class Committee {2, 1); Choir (4, 3, 2). 9 ' THOMAS AVERILL HUCKINS KiRKWOOD, Missouri HUCK " gave the Academy a rather bois- terous welcome when he entered and, as a consequence, checked up twenty demerits for too much noise in ranks. He began running hurdles early Plebe summer, and, incidentally, still holds one record for the maximum number of hurdles knocked over in one race. He has been hurdling ever since and will have met them all before he gets through if he gets the chance. One of the high spots in " Huck ' s " past cen- tered around a little trip to Philly. He went to see " Sally " but, since he still has the ticket, we should say that he hadn ' t seen so much of the show. Every man has a Waterloo but " Huck " prefers Guggenheimers any day. He has always been connected with catboats, and one short Easter leave, he had a little exten- sion of leave — whether the extension was granted or not remaining on the knees of the D. O. ' s and the gods. However, his fitness for the service cannot be rated by his sailing adven- tures. " Got a match.? My pipe ' s out. " Track Team {4, 3, 2, J); Captain (1); N (4, 3, 2); ' Pentathlon ff inner (4); Class Football. OoO 178 ' Monty " - ' Huck " .. i gyjffife»J N I [i GEORGE CARLETON KING BisBEE, Arizona NOT a miner, not a cowboy, but a charter member of the Sub Squad and a good trainer of horses, many of which he has taught to trot. Being a descendent of the Kings, na- turally he should know all about the " Sport of Kings " . Moreover, George has found time to develop his own track qualities. He has the form of Paddock, the wind of an Alaskan cyc- clone, the nerve of a tooth and, withal, the speed of a tropical turtle. First impressions of him are not apt to do him full justice but, after listenmg a few min- utes to his line of " hot Bullion " , you will say that he knows his stuff. If he doesn ' t you ' ll never guess it, for before long, if you are not on your guard, you will find your jaw in your lap. There " ain ' t nothin ' " that he can ' t tell that doesn ' t make your best story sound like a tin horn compared to a brass band. It is still a mystery how he came to go " unsat " in the week-end sport, Youngster June Week. Class Track (4); Asst. Manager Track (2); Manager Track ( ); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2, 1). JOSEPH SNELL LILLARD Neosho, Missouri THE little Skiwegian bonita called him the nice little American boy, but not especially for his tea hound tactics. Inclined to be wooden at first, our Joseph has shown us what an easy- going disposition and a likeable personality can accomplish. If something does not please his artistic taste, don ' t think that you will get away without hearing about it. The only thing that has saved him from many Dempsey massages is the fact that he can take as well as give an opinion. The Sub Squad was made, main- tained and managed by " Joe " . We say man- aged because he always managed to get off at the right time. His domestic relationships have been more concentrated than limited and we are inclined to believe that he would go a long c ' ways for some girls. " Joe " isn ' t savvy and he knows it, therefore he is wise. Trees may come and trees may go with him perched here and there, but when the right time comes he always has what is wanted. Q Buzzard (2); Sub Squad (4, J, 2). 9« II (jeorgie ' Joe ' 179 JOHN GOODWIN BLANCHE, Jr. St. Joseph, Louisiana SPANISH students, whether of the first year high school variety or pure CastiUian classicists are advised to send in bids for Blanche ' s comprehensive Spanish Note Book ( " Ferdie, " co-author), containing easily per- ceptible translations of such well-known Span- ish words as the definite article " el " ; a book unique of its kind and representing four years of studious application. John has been before the eyes of the multi- tude ever since his arrival in Crabtown. Twelve hours after his admission he was men- tioned in the morning orders for " Unauthorized Use of Tobacco " . He was runner-up for ' 24 ' s " Anchor " , credited with two re-exams and two carry-overs in non-continuous subjects until a 2.57 in Ordnance one month put him out of the running. He ' s gone the non-stop dancers one better and holds the Academy endurance record for sittmg down. Four years here have left John mentally and physically shaken, but given a sufficiency of time in a profession not too strenuous, he will eventually " dar en el bianco " . ROBERT GREEN LOCKHART FosTORiA, Ohio ON first sight " Lock " looks as if the house and barn were being devoured by flames and the insurance had run out yesterday. But away down in his heart there is lots of sunshine and cheer, although you have to know " Lock " right well before he will produce it. His Plebe year he tried to beat Tecumseh ' s non-smile and laugh record. The First Class caught him smiling the day before graduation and let him " carry on " . One whole meal for a year ' s work well done. " Lock " has never had to struggle for a 2.5 but he has made a gallant fight to drag sat. He made his final attempt Second Class June Week by asking two femmes from the same town for the same date. Girls talk and three is a crowd, so " Lock " spent the festive season hazing himself by standing watch and watch on the ground deck. o 9 J nan o 180 " Bob ' _ S A X3 7 CHESTER EDWARD CARROLL Seattle, Washington A WAR veteran, longshoreman, Alaskan fisherman, sailor, miner and attached to the Chilean diplomatic service in the past, Carroll came to us; not a callow youth, seeking the slight adventures and diversions of the cruises; but a world weary man, craving the quiet peace of our Crabtown life. He found peace, all right — peace and quiet unequalled in old Tut ' s tomb. Unless desiring a vindictive life enemy, don ' t ask " Mr. Black " if he ' s ever dragged bhnd. He has — frequently — disastrously. A Phila- delphia trip recently, however, deleted his name from the list of r. s. blind draggeurs and pulled him sat, draggingly speaking. Having previously served in the Army and National Guard, he plans a career in the Marine Corps after graduation, making a clean sweep of the Services. After the retirement age, he probably may be found, still serving his country keeping a lighthouse on Puget Sound. FRANCIS HARTT GARDNER Portland, Oregon " O WEDE " comes from those parts out in the k3 great open spaces of Oregon. His thrilling tales of the thirty-day rain storms and life on the Willamette will haunt us to the end. Na- turally, he doesn ' t relish his nom de plume because he denies any Scandihoovian connec- tions, but he will always be " Swede " to us. Some " femme " even called him " Old Blue Eyes " and made him like it. If there is anything he dislikes, it ' s mention of those curly locks and those eyes. Except for a casual glance three or four times an hour in the old reflector, he accepts nature ' s blessings just as they are. It is impossible to be around " Swede " tor a spell without realizing that you are up against the grinniest man that ever grinned. And his line of " simple philosophy " is enough to make Will Rogers quiet. One Easter leave " Swede " tried to beat the W. B. A. out of carfare by taking a catboat to Baltimore. Said boat is still on the beach and it took lots of smiling to get a story over to the Powers That Be. " Swede " still swears CJ by his grin. 9 ' ' Seattle ' o " Swede " 181 rfrtg fttteJ I ' I ARTHUR GEORGE BLIESENER Greentown, Pennsylvania ARTHUR, better known as " Bli " , entered l our midst from the Marine Corps. The reason was that, after being stationed down in Cuba with guard duty as recreation and sand hills as scenery, he decided to " Join the Navy, and see the world. " But do not misjudge our hero. He has a great mind although there are no external indications. Do not think that he would enlist as an ordinary seaman, and scrub decks or shovel coal, — not he! He would be a midshipman and enjoy those Practice Cruises each summer, and have the folks classify him as a pampered pet. Thus it is that he has entered our midst and become one of our well-known athletes, (Mexican variety) and a radiator hound of the first water. Is he a snake? Just look at that hair and those deep brown eyes. But get this, gentle readers, the Navy will not know him after he graduates, for he is going back to his first love, the Marine Corps, where he will not be troubled with stress and strain, or elastic strength of guns. Expert Rifleman; Rifle Squad {4, 3,); Weak Squad {4, 3, 2); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2); Black N. K 9« KENNETH ROYAL BORGEN Nevada, Iowa RIGHT this way, peepul ! Your only chance ! The one and only " Hungry " Borgen! Away back in the dark ages of Plebe summer, a Duty Officer tried to fatten him, hence his name. Since then, " Hungry " has been trying to put on weight by means of strenuous work- outs on the wrestling mat and football field, but " no soap " — he still weighs 1253 pounds. " ' Hungry ' , how obtain so many feminine friends? " " That ' s easy. When I ' m in a strange port I take my choice from the Social Register, call her up and ask for a date. " And if you could only see that wonderful complexion! The fact is that every soap manu- facturer in the country has acquired numerous grey locks in desperate attempts to solve the mystery of said complexion. Nevertheless, " Hungry " nonchalantly goes about his work keeping the secret locked within his heart. Some day some enterprising persons will reap millions with the secret. Plebe Rifle Team, Captain; Rifle Squad (J, 2); rNAT{3); Class Wrestling {4, 3, 2); Weak Squad {4, 3). o Oo Hungry FRANK ENGLISH DEAM Wichita, Kansas THERE ain ' t no place like Wichita. I don ' t care whacha say about New York, Philly or Boston, they ain ' t got nothin ' on Wichita. Wadaya think Wichita is, anyway? A one- horse podunk? Why, we ' ve got a member on the Board of Visitors. Besides they make men out there, real, honest-to-glorious, red-blooded fightin ' men. Look at me. Ain ' t the odds against me.? I got the Juice, Dago, Steam and Nav. departments fightin ' me tooth and nail, but I ' ve got a little velvet. I may be wooden all right; but that only goes to prove I ' m gonna be as good a man as Dewey, Sims and Wilson. Didn ' t they bilge? So they ain ' t got nothin ' on me. " " Now my ambition is to be a S. O. P. of some old gunboat up the China River, boilers on the bum; and not enough steam up even to run the anchor engines. " " Say, ' Red ' , gimme a skag. Arthur, gotta match? Thanks, I think I ' ll turn in. " Radiator Club {4, 3, 2, 1). DAVID JAMES LLOYD Nanticoke, Pennsylvania " TTEY, who ' s got a match? Well, give me L a light, then. Oh, Bli, come here, this guy is stealing our skags. Kick him out, Hungry! " " Say, we ' ve got Nav to-morrow, haven ' t we? Fruit — don ' t have to bone tonight. Guess I ' ll caulk awhile; wake me at taps. " Gentle reader, that is our own little " Rojo " . He hails from the grand old state of Pennsy, where they grow coal. Ask " Red " how coal is mined — he knows all about the fine art of shoveling coal — and hot air. He can start more arguments on every subject than any Congressman would expect to find possible. When " Red " and " Hungry " get started, you can bank on hostilities continuing for many a long hour, especially when the subject is Woman. Take our advice and never get into an argument with him on the topic of the whys and wherefores of the fair sex. " Guess I ' ll resign at the end of Second Class year and get a job with the A. P. S. W. as president. No, guess I won ' t, either. I ' d rather go to the Asiatic after I graduate and Ocome back here as a Prof like Asiatic Charlie. " Q ' Oc o 9 " D..J ' Red ' 183 ;s»;. FORREST ROBINSON BUNKER Ellendale, North Dakota WORDS cannot aptly describe the subject of our treatise. This veritable Adonis whose most handsome physiognomy is dis- guised above and shown in true light below is greatly sought by the Venuses of the land, though he has withstood their charms to the present date. His wit is everflowing as well as uplifting, so for good humor we go to " Bunk " prepared to be entertained. He is also notorious in other respects, for few of us will forget the incident on the twenty- second deck of the Commodore Plebe year Army game. And New York! Well, ladies and gentlemen, his home podunk may be out in the sticks, but he takes himself to the great and glorious metropolis of the East for a good time. " Leave me alone! 1 want to sleep! " Sub Squad (3, 2); Lucky Bag Staff. JAMES BREWERTON RICKETTS, Jr. New York City, New York A TERRIBLE egg from the uncivilized wilds of the above named city, he is considered an expert in matters of rapid transit, especially subway. He has received the three degrees of I. R. T., B. R. T. and L, the third being conferred several times. A snake of admitted ability, with an increas- ing knowledge of the genus feminine, he has the girls falling for him like thugs for a night stick. Look at the puzzle picture above and see if you can guess the reason. We ' ll admit it has kept us guessing for four years. He is marked by a ready wit (but not ready soon enough) a careless laugh, (too careless) and a failing for pap sheets and women which di- vides his time between dragging Miss Springfield and the fair femmes. To be perfectly frank, we think there is a fair one who will soon bring his dragging to a close. " But one nevet knows, does one? " Class Football (4); ) Class Water Polo {3). I fll ■: f ft •3 ' % ' ' Fire Rooin ' 184 Jim t S Af i ■( ' I " EDWARD FRANCIS GALLAGHER Kingston, New York " OAY, ' Gal ' , they tell me you ' re unsat. " kj " What? You ' ve got the wrong dope; I ' m getting along fine. Just a little unsat in Steam, Nav. and Juice, but I ' ll have lots of velvet when I bat those exams next week. " The person addressed is our good-natured, cheerful chap from old New York, who is always optimistic in the face of difficulties. He is full of good intentions, but seldom musters the energy to see them through. He is interested in all athletics, but the only branch that he ever indulged in was the Mexican variety. " Gal " disappointed his staunchest Red Mike friends when he deserted their ranks Second Class year to drag to the Gymkhana. To make matters worse, he attempted to escort his drag around the yard while all the other men were at chapel, but Red got wise to the fact. Consequently our hero spent some of his spare time pulling sat in the Executive Depart- ment. Along with a touch of Irish, he has win- ning characteristics and a keen sense of humor, with which he has made a host of friends here. " Hey! Where did you say my collar was. ' " i VERN VINCENT WALBRIDGE Wellsboro, Pennsylvania WHERE are you from, mister.? " " Wellsboro, sir. " " Wellsboro.? What ' s that famous for.? " At this question the Upper Classman received such a line about the greatness and aristocracy of the town that he blushed at his own ignor- ance and retired to his room to consult an atlas. Usually when he could not find the podunk on the map, our friend " Wally " received an intro- duction to the broom. Even after a long Plebe year consisting of grand opera and gymnastics under the super- vision of the Upper Classmen, he set out on Youngster leave comparatively sane. But he came back hard smitten and has been onCupid ' s casualty list ever since. Give him an open fire- place and whisper the name Mary and he ' s gone — no hope! He always has some good, wild tale to tell. Ask him about that trip to New York to see the Army-Navy game when he was introduced to a girl who claimed to be a widow. It will take him hours to properly stress all the fine points. A good nature, a ready smile, and a sunny disposition are his outstanding features. " Gosh, I bilged cold today. " Sub Squad {4, 3, 2, I); Class Track (2). " Ed " |f " IFally " 185 ' A ' HARRY BURRIS Denver, Colorado THERE is little pleasure in the memory of a certain midnight vigil, when in various stages of dress or undress, the drowsy-eyed Plebes were turned out near the zero hour and compelled to stand at attention because of " Joe ' s " untimely pursuit of knowledge in exterior ballistics, consisting of an aerial bomb- ing attack under the D. O. ' s window. From that time on hisadopted motto, " Noth- ing is against the regulations if you can get away with it, " has served him faithfully. More- over, his thorough knowledge of the location of all the principal obstacles about the yard stood him in good stead on the well-known occasion of his Marathon on the eve of Washington ' s birthday. We assume, despite the affectionate disposition of his knees, that he won the race, but it left him in an uncertain state of mind and health for many weeks afterwards. If Lady Luck will smile on him as she does in his daily bridge tournaments, or if he can con- tinue to find poor unfortunates who will bet with him on his own terms, there will be little room for doubt as to his success in the future. Sub Squad {4, 3, I). DENNIS LARKIN FRANCIS Edgewater, Colorado " TTEY you! What do you want to do, fight, JL X fish, wrestle, or play bridge? " and the wild Irishman from the shadows of Pike ' s Peak is in our midst. A bird in the hand gathers no moss, which doesn ' t in the least prove that " Thug " pos- sesses the aquatic prowess of a fish, but as an eel he is right there. Ask any of the other water polo brutes. Nor does a strong back necessarily go with a weak mind. The Profs do not always give our little protege the 4.0 he is so sure he deserves but nevertheless he manages to steer clear of the indulgent fraternalisms of the unfortunate bushes. " But say, you know I really rated more than that! I got both probs and most of my horsehoes but — " he is off again. It will take another blue envelope from Denver to make him forget these trivialities of life. All in all, he is right there. I only hope that if I sign another marriage license I ' ll get another wife as good as " Thug " . Water-Polo Squad (3, 2); ' WNAp {2). Q ' 186 ' Harry ' " Thug ' H „ ib p MAX SCHREINER McAlester, Oklahoma HOW he ever got away from the cactus and sage-brush of Oklahoma, no one will ever know, but here he is, folks, the one and only. A little story is told of how Maxgot liberty in Culeb- ra the first day there because he saw its cactus- covered hills from afar, and nobody doubts it. If there ever was a cow-boy out of his native haunts, Max is it. Not being able to swing a rope in Bancroft Hall without great danger to his life, Max has taken unto himself other and less strenuous diversions. His pet hobby is proving to every- one he meets that, without a doubt, Oklahoma is the greatest state in the Union. But when deprived of this pastime through lack of people who haven ' t been in Oklahoma, Max plays bridge, and then tells prodigious lies about the hands he had. His other diversion is sleeping. Max can sleep at any time and all the time. You might expect it — he lies so easily. Football A-Squad {3, 2, 1); Masqueraders Stage Gang [4, 3, 2, 1); Masked N (2). u ROY DEAN WILLIAMS Bandette, Minnesota AS Mr. Williams of Washington and Lee, " Red " got along famously, spoonmg on all the stripers in Smoke Hall, but when his one- striper came along the bottom fell out of the bucket. " Red " has been a permanent fixture in the cross-country club since Maggie Mc- Gowan installed him there as a charter member. On a certain night during Easter leave, he stood one in a P-work, but how did he get that cut on his forehead .? He may not be able to pick locks, but how he does open those basement doors! Early life in Bandette made " Red " a devotee of the early-to-bed habit, and he has broken up several good parties by insistmg on turning in at four or five A. M., giving the usual explanations. Some of his rather erratic actions might be considered as giving " grave doubts " , but, as the owner of the horse which ran into the tree said, " He isn ' t blind — he just doesn ' t give a damn. " Academics have never bothered " Red " except when he has a craving for sleep. He is very absent-minded, but it takes the Profs, more than a month to find it out. " Well, I got justice for once! " 9 ' o Oo ' Red ' 187 RICHARD PIERCE CARLSON Mare Island, California " OAY, I thought that winter was over! Now k3 if this was California, I could be out play- ing tennis and here I ' ve got to go over and wrestle to keep from freezing to death. " Can you beat it? He was born in Washington and raised in Philadelphia, Bremerton, the Phillip- pines, Charleston, New Hampshire, and Cah- fornia, in fact, a regular Navy Junior, yet there isn ' t a native son that can spread a more fluent and florid line about the glories of the Golden State. After listening to it for a while, anybody would think that the rest of the world must be like Guantanamo in summer by comparison. His only claim for clemency is that he can argue all day and never get really dangerous. The more he reverts the tactics of his Viking forefathers, the easier it is to make him laugh. And when he laughs, the argument is over, — there is nothing to do but laugh with him, or at him. And then you can be sure that he is not convinced. " Pass the cocoa, please. " P RUFUS EDWARDS ROSE, Jr. Tallahassee, Florida " " VTO, senor, el sujuntivo is never — " 1 " But, sir— " " Senor Rosa! I am talking you — " " Sir. It ' s in the book. " " Senor! Senor! What you think I am — damn fool, no. ' ' " " The book on page — . " " Sientese Vd! " Now, such an affair with the Dago Prof usu- ally has a sequel following at the week-end, as manyof us know. However, those sea-lawyer qualities in Rufus embracing nearly every subject, are better known to us, so that we are better able to enjoy his good old Mexican arguments without piping him down so unceremoniously. Just before an exam is the sporting time, for then is when he grows eloquent in vain endeavor to interpret or dispute (we never know which) many things that apparently floored the Prof. Quite naturally, such tactics create consterna- tion in the rank and file, but, after all it usually must be admitted that he knows his data. His not being cosy in parting with it is something for which we are grateful. Buzzard (2). ' Swede 188 " Rufus " ALBERT JULIUS CLAUSEN Le Grand, California SOUND off, Mister. " " Clausen, sir; Fresno, sir. ' Yep, that ' s him, the Old Stone Face himself, brace and everything. He may have lost much mentally since his debut as a full-fledged mem- ber of the Fourth Class, since he has always claimed that a man would go nuts here in four years, but he never lost his brace, and to this day he can bilge any Plebe in ranks. As far as social activities are concerned, he says he does not care for the fair sex. Still he does not exactly dislike them either, although one fair damsel nearly cost him his life at an Army-Navy game when an iron-studded lamp- post jumped in front of his careful taxi-driver. From then on he had sweet visions of taking sights of Venus and shooting the sun. He is still with us as we near the end of our Academic course, although the Ac. Depart- ments have sometimes seemed to intend that he waste his sweetness on the outside air, so . Here ' s to his future, even though he may finish up as a member of the famous Horse Marines where they found him. Rifle Squad (4, 3); Class Rifle (4); Class Football [4, J, 2); Class Wrestling (2); Class Track (2); Expert Rifleman. A : RICHARD CASTLE COLBURN Leominster, Massachusetts " OO you are from Massachusetts, Mr. Col- l3 burn. Are you starring? " " No, sir, but I pulled sat this month with a 2.5 in spite of the Prof. " " Well, you report to my room at nine thirty tonight and bring your own broom! " And so it continued for eight long months, with someone always taking an unsolicited personal interest in his welfare. When the cruise arrived and we ceased to be Plebes, he embarked on the good ship Michigan and is it any wonder that he displayed his previous naval training by selecting the best caulking and hiding places on board .? At Christiania, Richard disembarked and explored the land of the fair Skiwegians. Here, he showed himself fool-proof by evading the charms of the fair damsels. In scented Lisboa, he again withstood the lure of the dark-eyed beauties. But then, he never was interested in the feminine sex, with the exception of the one back in Worcester who sent the pink letters that arrived on Thursday of each week. In the struggle for the almighty 2.5, Richard generously donated the Academic Departments a good lead and then worked overtime to pre- vent them from taking the rest. To his artistic ability we owe many a gaily decorated hop- card and several Log covers. ' ! «f 1 on 189 Vi ' ■ r%i V3i ROBERT SHERMAN CARR Newport, Rhode Island AT last we have in a tangible form " the IV answer to a maiden ' s prayer, " hailing from that part of New England that inculcates the twang of salt water and woodenness, the former making him one of the foremost authori- ties on the Navy and the latter causing much hard " boning " as well as the loss of one whole precious year. When finally achieving that hard earned one golden diag, " Bobby, " by dragging heavy, showed us that fussing was one of his polished accomplishments. But sad to relate — or should we say joyful? — after returning quickly — no pun intended — " Bugle " startled the boys by forsaking his former role as snake and joining the ranks of those who drag only their O. A. O. With the dust of many hard fought Academic battles heavy upon him, " Bobby " will gallop out with a diploma, a commission and a wife and should we look into the future we can see an Admiral Carr in command of the United States Fleet, flying his four-starred flag at the main of his flagship. So here ' s to him — may he attain that goal! " It won ' t be long now. " 9 ' EDWIN THOMAS LAYTON Galesburg, Illinois COMPANY halt! How old are you, mister? " " Seventeen, sir. " " Well, I ' ll be ! " " Forward march, seventeen. " Thus com- menced " Brute ' s " innumerable Booth Tarking- ton sobriquets. His fame began with his portrayal of a cer- tain femme role in the Masqueraders. Some still believe that it was Marilyn Miller incog- nito. But truly it was our " Gwendolyn " giving the boys a treat. Since then he has rested on his laurels and become strongly affiliated with the Radiator Club. His physical make-up needs no description; merely glance at the above masterpiece. His two great failings are a thorough belief in the constancy and infallibility of women and an inveterate susceptibility to blind drags. Al- though unusual his batting average is good. The elusive two-five is winged by " Seventeen " with little or no effort. With a never-failing source of humor and a ray of happiness that fol- lows wherever he goes, his success cannot be disputed. " Full many a gem of purest ray serene the dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear. " Hell Cats (4, 3); Masqueraders (4); Silver Masked N; Radiator Club [3, 2, 1). OnO ' Bobby " " Brute " •V i I i. 190 siiSfe. ' -i .■rf« ffyfegt fc 5 r N V EDWARD VINCENT DOCKWEILER Los Angeles, California JUST glance on this work of photography and — well, isn ' t he noble, dignified and savvy? These three words only start a description of " Dock " that would fill volumes. Being a true native son, he leads one to believe California is the land of movies, little matches, big trees and bigger liars. Blessed with a perpetual good nature, a free and easy flowing line and a fertile brain, " Venus " has won his stars in the All-Academic skirmishes, to overhear his instruction of the wooden, one would believe he could re-write any or all of our books, " prepared especially for the use of Midshipmen, " and make marked im- provements. Ever willing to help the less fortunate in their studies and a proverbial R. S. for a relief from your duty so you can drag, " Dock " has now a well-earned niche in the Hall of Fame. Taken all in all, we predict that he ' ll come out on top whether wearing Navy Blue or a cutaway and plug hat — and spats. " Fruit! Just integrate between Theta and Phi and you have it. " Q AUDLEY LYNE WARBURTON Milwaukee, Wisconsin AUDLEY, dear reader, hails from the grand old state of beer and pretzels. Every time he sees a pretzel he gets homesick, but don ' t think that he is a beer-baby. He likes that only when he can get nothing stronger. The " Skipper " is a great ladies ' man, and has dragged at least twice since his first Plebe year. Ask him sometime to tell you all about the hard work he did on his cruises, especially when on the Delaware. His favorite indoor sport on the cruises was the famous horizontal exercise. He was also one of the main supports of the twelve-inch turrets. " Got any butts today.? I don ' t think I ' ll smoke any more until the exams are over. Skags make my head groggy. " Have you ever been on one of " Possum ' s " sleigh rides.? Get him started sometime, but be sure to bundle up warm, for the snow does fly when he gets started. " Say, have you heard the latest ? It ' s straight dope! " Star (3, 2). 9» o Oo ' Dock " ' Skipper " 191 ROBLEY WESTLAND CLARK East Orange, New Jersey " T T TELL, are you going to bone your Nav VV today, or let it ride? " " Me bone? Now I ask you, why should I bone Nav when I haven ' t hit a tree in it yet? You birds give me a pain with your greasing eight months out of the year. Look at me, I ' ve only had to study two Septembers and I ' m still with you. " Around the first of every month when the big Spring Handicap opens up, " Bob " is all set. All of the club members envy his good judgment but they don ' t profit from him. " Bob " always has plenty of time for every- thing, with some to spare. He never hurried any place in his life, except the time he was in Baltimore on Second Class leave and, of that trip, he says little. ... i When it comes to low hurdles, " Phil " is right there. He placed in every class meet Youngster year, but never ended a race on his feet, always sliding for home. " Bob " is a true Red Mike, but give him a few magazines and his " Fats " and he is all ready for a big time. Everybody comes to see Clark when they are short of reading material, as he has all of the latest magazines out. Every night at nine o ' clock you can find " Bobbie " o on his bed deeply absorbed in a story of " Two- Gun Mike, the Bad Man " , or " How Curly Q Hair Makes Girls Leave Home " . FREDERICK RAYMOND FURTH Seattle, Washington AH! The redolent odor of salmon drying l in the sun, the big clear spaces of Alaska where men are men. These impressions have never quite been forgotten by our " Fritz " and oft-times as the wind and sleet whistles through the transom he entertains us with thrilling tales of the cannery, embellished by his own imagina- tion. " Do I know Mr. Addison Simms? Why he went to school with me in Seattle. " Others evidently recognize " Fritz " as a friend of the famous Mr. Simms. A Washington taxi driver charged him eight dollars for a single trip around the race track but " Fritz " may have gotten his money ' s worth, at that. Joseph ' s coat of many colors wouldn ' t interest " Fritz " , for he struts a cit suit that looks like the camouflage of the Leviathan. " What do " Sunday afternoons never bothers him, for he has all of those nice big books especially prepared for Midshipmen and he sure uses them. Yes, those rosy cheeks are natural. Lucky Bag Staf; Rifle ' Squad (3); J Radiator Club [4, 3, 2, 1); Business Manager Gymkhana ( ). Class Track (4, 3, Numerals (3, 2); Last Shot (i). o Oo d ' " Fritz " . doi 7 Courtesy of General Electric Company I ' ainted by Walter L. Greene U. S. S. New Mexico y 111 iHi: ll WILLIAM AUGUST HICKEY San Diego, California HAILING from " Out where the West begins " , you might think that he is one ot those two-gun, cactus-eating men, but only one look at his smiHng physiognomy would convince you that his talents would be wasted in any line other than snaking. His spare time dur ing Plebe year was devoted to extra instruction by Upper Classmen for he was never able to come down with the right thing at the right time. But in the Ac Departments he never needed extra instruction. At times he is very excitable, especiallywhen- ever anyone mentions a goose. As a boy he had a goose for a pet, but it must have given him an awful scare since he certainly hates them now. And whenever the mail doesn ' t appear on his table the excitement is greatest — in fact, one might almost say that Bill gets in an up- roar — and those who know their petroleum stand from under. He deplores card hops and the Hop Com- mitee ' s choice of decorations never did appeal to " Bill " . He insists that they use too many ' ,Optionals " for decorating purposes and says that more than one gets a fellow all balled up. Star (J); Buzzard {2). Q CHARLES TRYTHALL TONKIN, Jr. MoRENCi, Arizona HE gave up his position as a sody clerk out West (where mescal is considered a soft drink) just for a Navy career. Two-gun Sam, with his gang, the Coyotes, and the rest of the desert wanderers, all came to the stage coach which was to carry " Sage Brush Charlie " over the seventy miles of waste to the Crabtown- bound train. All went well until the Math Department held their semi-annual rounds in February. They tried to hog-tie " Charlie " to brand him with an " X- ' 24 " but, being used to round-ups, he knew just what to do and did it. " Charlie " was a charter member of the Sub- chaser Club during his entire Plebe year. A smoker was held by this club every afternoon, all upper Classmen and D. O. ' s being barred — if possible. " Charlie " had heard of that famous animal, the sea horse, so he took his spurs with him on Youngster cruise in case an opportunity to ride this wary animal of the sea presented itself. He did not meet with any luck but it is said that the spurs came in handy when he rode a Span- ish horse in Algeciras. He declines to relate the details of this escapade. Lucky Bag Staff. ' ' Bill " ' " Charlie " 193 ..rfitgyjffltfaJ EDWARD PATRICK CREEHAN Castle Shannon, Pennsylvania " WAN get in your hole ' fore I sock ya. " Vj Just a little informal conversation between one Pittsburgher and another, but it serves to introduce the topic of this story. It also served to end many an argument. He is not such a " mal hombre " as you might be led to expect, but watch out, for he really is a true son of old Erin, even though for some time many believed him to be the original " Canny Scot " . At the age of three he was credited with being the greatest man at the game of soccer in western Pennsylvania. And he has been improving ever since. Now he ' s nothing less than the skipper of Navy ' s soccer eleven. It was at Kristiania on Youngster cruise that he first became infamous when he wandered all over Mt. Holmenkollen in search of reindeer and finally got lost in the woods. But he still claims the " gud run " he had made is worth all his troubles. " Hey! Come here and look at this, a 2.53. I ' ve passed a Steam exam. " " What, no tea tonight? Then pass the red eye, please. " ( " ( Class Soccer (4); » Varsity {3, 2, 1); O ANf {3, 2); Captain {!); Ss ' Class Baseball (2); Class Lacrosse (3); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2, 1). CLIFFORD ASHTON FINES Perry, New York HEAVE out, mister by sleeping in.? What do you mean " Reveille hasn ' t ' What.? " " I haven ' t heard sounded yet, sir. " it, sir. " Thus easily in Plebe year our hero proved his ability in verbal combat. " Joe " is one of these individuals regarding whom Lincoln erred. You can ' t even fool him sometimes. Indepen- dence is an important word in his vocabulary. " Joe " has doggedly kept away from the women, but recently has shown signs of weakening. He is a hard man to stop on the basketball court or lacrosse field and is not a stranger to Gymnastic work. In fact, he is known to have finished a close third in a certain " Gym " meet at St. Johns. Who among us has not heard of the feud started by Midshipman Gish planting a large snowball in " Joe ' s " locker.? Again, who has not heard of the fear thrown into the Philadelphia hotel clerk who addressed him as " Mr. C. A. Finish " .? Class Basketball (4, 2, 1); Class Lacrosse (2, 1); Varsity Basketball {3); Class Baseball (3). 194 ' Pat ' I lEUT. FPtENCh U " o " .. JH v HARRELL WILLOUGHBY HALL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania FROM the day he made a flying moor in a cutter Plebe summer, right on through to his recent defensive campaign with the Aca- demics, " Angelo " has continually been hitting the bumps. The peculiar part of it all is that he seems to like the rough going. Perhaps his carefree attitude gets him into the famous bight, but he has slipped out of it quite often. His antics at recitation have earned him a reputation. Light! Yes, and not all in the polarization theory. The boy gauges fine wire with a yard stick and runs cold water into steam jackets with equal equanimity. However, we do find him serious during brief intervals. He sang in the choir and glee clubs, but never attempted the dizzy heights as a soloist, mainly because there is always " safety in numbers " . That old axiom may be responsible for his half dozen only girls. We wonder how they fall for him, though most folks do love the simple things in life. All in all, his idea of Utopia is best expressed by his own seasoned remark, " That ' s all right, little boy, I ' m getting a kick out of life. " Choir (4, J, 2); Glee Club {4, 3); Radiator Club {4, 3, 2, 1). O JOHN JACOB SCHEIBELER New York City, New York HERE ' S a man who never wastes words, and what he says is usually worth listening to. Cool headedness, combined with clear thinking, is his ear-mark, and it is seldom that he becomes rattled, no matter what the occasion. Perhaps that is the reason for his success in the Acs. and athletics. In the latter, " Scheib " was a hustler, on the training table for a couple of seasons because of his power of out-jumping most of them at cen- ter. Being out for some sport most of the time, you ' ll never find him cooling his heels on a radi- ator. " Two bits that I cracked that exam for a forty! Now, don ' t get excited — I ' ll give you the dope in a minute. What ' s your trouble? " Like all humans, he slips up once in a while, as witness that Ordnance exam Second Class year. And the ladies haven ' t had much of a chance at him yet, for the boy doesn ' t drag. We think he has already fallen for somebody, some- where, sometime or other, though he hasn ' t put out any dope. But when he does get under way all hands want to stand from under. " Watch out. Little Eva! " Star (4, 3, 2); Basketball Squad {2); Class Basketball (4, 3); Class Baseball (4, 3, 2). " Skiho " 195 FRANK REYNOLDS DAVIS DuQUESNE, Pennsylvania DUTY Officer: " Assistant! Assistant. " " Poncho " : " What the hell do you want me for — I ' m — . " D. O. " : Three guesses and thirty days! " " Poncho " , (cutting it short) " Pardon me, sir, I thought you were a First Classman. " This, and a failure to take the regulations seriously, make our " Poncho " despair of ever getting those Four Stripes. A survivor of " Russel ' s Dougles " he ranked with the stamped heroes of " when Plebes was Plebes " . " Poncho " spooned on the Sec Nav, hada relapse the next day and spent two months panhandling across the creek, which qualified him for the five year course. " Poncho " placed his talents at the disposal of his new class, con- sistently making his numerals in Dago and occasionally in Soccer. If you need advice on any subject from con- stitution of turbo-generators to a successful marriage, ask " Poncho " . " I didn ' t wan ' t to tell him I used to make those guns " — " Say, this Dago is fruit. " " It ' s hell to be in love. " Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Soccer (2, 1); Numerals (2); Christmas Tree (5, 4). 3 O ,o D. EMMETT WELSH Grand Rapids, Michigan " TJ ACK you go and cut it ofF. I ' ll accept no X3 candidate with a mustache. " " Yes, doc- tor. " Thus humiliated, our hero first felt the restraint of discipline. A mighty fall to one who had navigated his own craft to Kent Island and seen the ocean twice (in the movies). Plebe year he did the fade-away act so well that he could seldom be found. He luckily stumbled upon this trick at the first Army-Navy Game. He returned from Youngster leave with a dozen pictures (of the same) and a vacant look. Since then he has logged a letter a day, which means that theNavy has lost anothergood man. Except for three June Weeks, " Doc " has never been known to drag or to be in step. He never had any trouble with the Academics until Second Class year when he hit one tree (weekly). " If I can just bat this Juice exam I ' ll have a 3.0 in everything. " Radiator Club [4, 3, 2, 1). ■ l JERE DAVID HYDE VisALiA, California ' rp WAS midnight at the Carleton and the J. middies all were there — somebody yelled " Attention " , but " Jere " didn ' t care — There ' s a reason. When he isn ' t acting as press-agent for the entire State of California, he ' s over in the Gym, doing anything from the " Giant Swing " to throwing young aspirants for the wrestling table. No sermon is complete without men- tioning " Jere ' s " Sunday game of golf. He ' s a regular bull for this pasture-pool — " and that ain ' t all " . " Jere " claims that every infant in California can flap a mean fin and just to prove it he pulled an sNt out of the tank himself Plebe year. " Now listen here, you fellows — I ' m a Red Mike. " But alas! Actions speak louder than words. Letters and packages (always from the kid sister, of course) make us suspect that our " Jere " is not entirely unappreciated by the fair sex. As for romance and adventure — " Jere ' s " four cruises supply enough material to keep F. Scott Fitzgerald busy the rest of his life. Like Harry Lauder, he believes that it is better to have one in every port than to have ' em all in one port. " Say, Andy, what color are her eyes? " " Hey, Wife, what ' s the next Juice lesson. ' " , SNT; Swimming Squad (4, 3); Class Gym Team {2); t Buzzard (2); i Oil Burner (5, 4, 3). C THOMAS HARRY TEMPLETON WiLKESBARRE, PENNSYLVANIA A SQUARE-BUILT chunk of a man with a wisp of hair and a sea-going roll — that ' s " Temp " . After trying all thewell-known brands on the market, " Temp " decided that, though they might be good to drink, they couldn ' t grow hair, so he has become a total abstainer resigned to his fate. His search for romance, however, he refuses to give up, and in its pursuit he has seen a great many out-of-the-way places. No place IS too barren to afford him a hunting ground, not even Culebra. " Temp " has never been worried by a super- fluity of velvet, as can be seen from the fact that he subscribes to the five-year course, but since the Academics scored on him Plebe year his determined persistence to reach the goal has kept him one jump ahead in spite of all they could do. Always ready to lend a hand and seldom " rhino " , he is a real friend and a shipmate to be desired. " Hey, fellows, have you heard this one. ' " Buzzard (2); Class Boxing Numerals (2). ' Jerry ' " Te 197 ly. sy HAROLD RAYMOND DEMAREST Modesto, California YOU would never think from the picture that the " Kid " is six feet three inches tall and a star athlete. He isn ' t! Nevertheless, he will tell you that the women just won ' t give him a min- ute ' s peace. In fact, when he starts talkmg about his drags (and that ' s all he ever talks about) the only safe course is to open the win- dow, for his line is worse than a poison gas attack. There is only one thing worse about " Demi " than his self-admitted ability as a snake, and that is his greasiness. Greasers come and greas- ers go, but the " Kid " greases forever. The Standard Oil Company has been practically forced out of business by the freedom with which he dispenses lubricants. He got by with the claim th at it was entirely personal pride until one morning Second Class year when he „ was caught before the mirror practising themost effective method of saying, " Good mornmg, sir, " to the inspecting officer. " Say, did you see my drag last night? " Buzzard (2); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2,1). C 9 ' LEONARD BATES JAUDON St. Louis, Missouri THE Wild Man from Borneo was a new- born babe compared to this Hindu Romeo of ours. His free life in the frozen North, chas- ing the wild caribou, made him like unto rock, which quality neither Upper Classmen nor the Academics could phase. Repeated lates to formation and paps reading " Houdini, L. B. " merely increased acquaintances among the former, while trees from the latter just made him feel at home. With both feet up in the air, it was only his military ability that enabled him to untangle them and plant the correct one first. But it was at competition drill that his true military genius blossomed forth. The company had fired its last perfect volley, had come to atten- tion and all was silent. Suddenly a lone report was heard and immediately " Jawbones " was the center of attraction and the hero of the day — to sa} ' nothing of the rest of June Week. Whether his search for St. Kitts mermaids proved to be a success or not is unknown, but anyhow, he was carried back to the ship. Maybe some day he will tell us, " quite can- didly " . Class Football (J, 2, 1); Numerals [2); Class Track (4, 3, 2); Numerals (3); Class Boxing (4); Creiv (2, I). " Demi " 198 ' Houdini " ...rtf kJ Ip. m MALCOLM AMBROSE NORCROSS Memphis, Tennessee REMEMBER the day he came in Plebe summer when a classmate in a Youngster blou made him do stoopfalls? ' Twas a good joke on a good sport, but " Mai ' s " ability to ask question after question soon gave him the data on everything and kept him out of other snares. " Nor " wished to take advantage of every opportunity offered by the Academy so, on hearing that yeast was given away at Sick Bay, he lost no tmie m gettmg on the squad. The resulting expansion, however, had many draw- backs to such a potential athlete. To recover the lost Apollo-like curves, " Mai " took up soccer, but too late, too late! Imagine him in the future as a captain of a ship, pacing the quarterdeck with his majestic stride, crowding his Exec, into the waterway, changing course without the least warning to a soul, telling his orderly the correct way to smile, as he is wont to do now, and complying with requests for leave with his generous broadmind- ed answer, " I ' ll grant ya that. " ( Class Fencing (2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Soccer (2,1). ' JOHN ELLSWORTH WYMOND Wayne, Indiana STRAIGHT from the fertile pastures of Indiana this hardy specimen of rough and ready manhood came to us. He takes his fun where he finds it, but nevertheless that gruff exterior covers a soft and tender heart. " Cutie " made his spoons Plebe year by eas- ing across the corridor with a lighted skag be- tween his teeth. Upper Classmen didn ' t know what else to do about it, so they spooned on him because he was so ratey. Should John leave the Navy, we would lose an emryo poet laureate. The only difficulty lies in the combination formed by his initials, but he certainly lived up to them as chief com- missary of Mess No. Nine on Second Class cruise. He holds the Academy record in getting more for less from the sharks we met abroad. Also, he is the only living Midshipman who ever went to church twice on the same Sunday. He has had many struggles with the Academics, but always managed to fool them in the finals. " Cutie " used to take great delight in rising before reveille and going over to the Gym for a swim. His affinity for this stopped, however, after he passed his " A " test. He has no strik- ing characteristics except as a boxer and these you can see on his hard visage above. 9 ' ' Mai " Lithe 199 ■ .1, LOUIS BENJAMIN EDWARDS Lima, Ohio " TET ' S get going here, what daya say! I ' m J_ not learning a thing to-night. I ' ll have to start me a furniture business. I can ' t be a navigator. Gee, but it ' s hell to be wooden. How would you go about sketching this valve any- way.? What ' s this lesson all about, anyhow? I ' m setting the alarm for five o ' clock again. I gotta get this lesson. They got a job when they think they can bilge me out. Hey! Ask me some questions on the lesson, somebody! " All this just shows that our " Cicero " is a hard-working boy. When the Ac Department was landing with rights and lefts, the only time out he asked for was what he took after taps. And before reveille. When it was sink (and lose Sep leave) or swim, he kept wet until he could venture in deep water and still remain water-borne. When an injured knee kept him from active basketball he played Pollyanna, worked and was chosen manager. If genius is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration asThomas Edison says, " Cicero " is 99% a genius anyway. Class Baseball (4); Basketball Squad (4); Assistant Manager Basketball {2); Manager of Basketball {]). 9 ' EDWARD LENDER WOODYARD El Paso, Texas " TTEY, you flathead! Can ' t you see this JTA sketch in the book is wrong.? These ham books around here sure hate to give you the dope. Why, I could write one better than that myself. Look on page 190! The second sentence hasn ' t got a verb, and the next hasn ' t a period. Doesn ' t even make complete sense. Now I ask you! Say George, how did you get that last B. T. U. — must be a slip stick error. I don ' t know the rule but you can dope it out. " Such are " Woodie ' s " Academic worries, and as for pin-pushing; " Now if you fellows think that fencing is so fruity, come over and let me wrap a saber around your neck and see. " " Whitey, what shows are up in New York for this leave? I want to see everything from the Follies to the Opera. You know I ' m worried. Dad ' s contribution to the Fund for Starving Midshipmen hasn ' t come yet. What do.? " He did; for ol ' Broadway had to cope with him more than once while his running lights were low. " Say, Whitey, do you think the Biltmorewill be a good enough hotel for me to stay at! " Star (4, 3, 2); fNt (2); Naval Academy Saber Champion {2); Buzzard ( ?). d ' Cicero 200 O " Hoodie " A- l , -• ' . s : A GEORGE WASHINGTON EVANS, Jr. Portland, Oregon " T A, da da-boom! Break out the side boys, ± here I come. Heard the latest dope? About the Supreme court ' s new ruhng? " There ' s more " dope " and information in George than we have Democrats in Texas. He can give it to you on anything from a bassoon to a bologna. Crude oil turbines, solenoid railway systems, extracting the square root of the fourth dimension and cross sectioning B. T. U. ' s are problems of worry, for George ' s slight impedi- ments in their solution are all that block his way to fame and fortune. He ' s always wanting to see what makes the wheels go round. In his youth a hammer, a screw driver and the family clock would keep him quiet all afternoon. That vinegar expression of his belies a hard cider nature, however, and the report is without foundation that he fights wild cats for exercise. To know George is to know better. George won the heeling magnet awarded annually by the Grand Daughters of the Boxer Uprising for his winning essay on " Wrinkles m Navigation I Have Ironed Out. " JOHN KENNETH HYATT New York City, New York. HEY there, ' Andy, ' knock off telling them midshipmen sailor stories. " Fair haired and handsome, a poet and adven- turer, an extra Plebe year meant little m his young life. June Week — " Ain ' t love grand " — and then we meet him in Christiania, sampling champagne, reading his fourteen pink letters and keeping the Connie awake with his tale of the reindeer slippers. A day in Lisbon with J. Walker and an afternoon when the return of " Bill " and " Goat " just saved him from being kidnapped by two dark eyed Senoritas; in Gibraltar his two little playmates, the Haig brothers, led him a merry chase across the quarter deck but his former experience with the New York police force saved the day. Sad to say, he just missed Tangiers by the width of a pocket book. Christmas leave was saved by a timely poem written to his Juice Prof but the rest of the year was spent in bemoanmg love ' s labor lost. His miniature came back so, digging out his line, he went crabbing, but the elements were against him. Now a confirmed cynic, he con- fines his attentions to navigation, sights on Venus ' lower limb preferred. His election as president of the Purity league was unanimous, he being father of that famous slogan, " Now I don ' t mind something a little risque, but that ' s vulgar. " Log (5, 4, 3); Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana Committee; Class Crest Committee. ' Lily " " IFhitey ' 201 A CLARENCE EUGENE EKSTROM Waupaca, Wisconsin THE Navy Department paved the way for this lad ' s first claim to fame when they included Kristiania in the 1921 Midshipmen ' s Cruise Time Table. There, his Scandmavian ancestry, his " Ay bane Swede " expression and his childhood experience in chatting with the Danes who infest fair Waupaca, came to be of practical value. The cold, disdainful stares which met the chummy " Speak English " of ordinary midshipmen gave way to warm, genial smiles of welcome when Clarence greeted the comely Amazons with his " Kan dig snakke Norske? " Happy was the midshipman who made liberty with this master linguist. But if Kristiania was the scene of his first effort, it also witnessed his last great attempt with the ladies. Once a year he steps out, but from then until the next time is a long wait for the girls. He is in constant search of his ideal. " If she is a knockout for looks, has a million in her own name and a really well-to-do old man in poor health, I ' ll consider her. " There, girls, don ' t crowd. Everyone will get a fair chance. Class Basketball (4, 1); Basketball Squad {2); Class Baseball (2, 1). O ' 9 ROGER EDISON PERRY Bay City, Texas lUR owndearsnake!!! Calorie-laden weiner- wurst ! He is the best dancer at the Acad- emy; even admits it himself. He hasn ' t missed a hop, or been out of one, since he first acquired the glint of gold on his port yardarm. Even the fair Skywegians aroused his chivalry, notwith- standing the loss of nineteen ( 19) full meals and sundry other things en route. As the pride of HolmenkoUen said, " I love Meester Per-ry; Meester Per-ry love me. " He sure did! Athletically, he ' s tried everything from water polo to pin pushing, and usually lived through It, but he finally settled on the gay sport of old Spain as the most effective method of obtaining velvet in Grease. He ' s greasy — witness his quick removals from the P. A. List on numerous occasions; he ' s a snake — even when she isn ' t there; he was savvy and is endeavoring to stage a comeback; but first, last, foremost, etc., is now, ever was, and always shall be IN LOVE and is " lovesick " . " Oh, you ' re so sweet to me. " Athletic Editor Log ( ),■ Assistant Athletic Editor Lucky Bag; Company Representative {2, 1); Class Water Polo (4); Class Lacrosse {4, 3): Fencing Numerals (2); P. A. List {3, 2). 202 Lanky " Si i STEPHEN FREEMAN, Jr. Syracuse, Indiana THE scene is laid in our " Steve ' s " boudoir; the time is any afternoon at all. The anxi- ous multitude in the foreground seem to be waiting for someone. The door opens and our hero, clad in the easily-distinguishable outfit of a crew man, rushes in. " Varsity beat the Plebes by four lengths to- night, boys! Going great! We ' ve sure got the combine now. " He is interrupted . ' Steve ' , what ' s wrong with this prob.? " " Hey, ' Steve ' , what ' s an abvolt.? " " Is the book right? " With one hand the hero grabs a towel and turns on the shower, while with the other he works six problems and points out the salient points of that ever-mysterious subject, Juice. The crowd thins out and, when the last man is leaving with a satisfied expression on his face, our " Steve " heaves a sigh and makes a dive for his beloved radio. Feverishly clutching a pen- cil, he dexterously manipulates the coils and waits. A pause, then — • " Hey , Sandy, I think we ' ve got China! H-x- r-o — hang it! There goes formation! " ( Crezv Squad {4, 3, 2, 1); N A; 24 Crossed Oar. ARTHUR CROSBY WOOD Athens, Georgia SHE ' S just as pretty as a rose on a dewy morning: half-opened, you know, with the dew-drops still on the petals. We didn ' t like the show at all, so we went outside and found a divan that just fit for two. Her eyes were just like Pola Negri ' s and her hair all soft and black and fluffy — she said she was tired of cake-eating " cits " , and she has seen them all; she just adores a man who has seen the world and has really done something! Wow! If I can cop her, get out of the Navy, and rest easy for life! " And there you have " Art ' s " sole pastime, vocation and avocation, in a nutshell. Small matters, like Steam, Juice or football, are be- neath his notice or beyond his inclinations. You can study them all your life and only get a paltry five thousand a year, but forty or fifty millions and a beauty to boot — that ' s a differ- ent matter. Believe me, future Mrs. Wood, you have to come up to some specifications! 9- ' Stev " Art " 203 - S ata» 7T} WILLIAM LAWRENCE ERDMANN Greensburg, Indiana OH, ' Erdie ' , oh, ' Erdie ' , won ' t you blush just a little bit? " and then Midshipman Erdmann, Fourth Class, blushed, yes, blushed. But then he was a Plebe. The first Academic year closed with " Ikee " battling for anchor. Three months later he appears as a Youngster. " I ' m hard, I am. " Then, like most Youngsters, he begins to turn to hops and the " I ' m in love " . Next comes Second Class cruise. " Say, what do you Youngsters think you rate? I didn ' t get away with that when I was a Youngster! " " Ikee " has often manifested an interest in mountain scenery. Long will he remember beauteous Mt. Pelee. On the Dela- ware he discharged well his duties as a skipper. You can ' t hold a good man down. Then our only representative of the " Greens- burg Terrors " (Oh, you must have heard of our doughty fire chief!) started off Second Class year by not only burning but swallowing a plug of oil at drill much to the chagrin of an accusing officer. This officer was so shocked that " Bruno " escaped the " pap " , allowing him to go to the U. of P. game, which he can tell you as much about as the three Army and Navy games(?) JOHN THOMAS HOGG Uniontown, Pennsylvania SAY there mister, what ' s your name? " — " Hogg, sir. " — " What? " — " Hogg, sir. " — " Spell it out ! " — " Sir, H, sir, O, sir, G, sir, G, sir. " And the ambition of " Piggy ' s " young life had been gratified, while only a Plebe. And even now you may hear him say of any great man — " What? — Him! He ain ' t no good, he ' s no sailor. What? Girls! Ain ' t no good— can ' t be bothered — don ' t know a destroyer from a battleship. " And he is very proud to let you know that— " I ' m efficient, I am " — but most people begin that word with a ' G ' and spell the rest ' reasy ' . Just the same, John can ' t be a business man because, although he is part owner of a Taxicab Company in New York, he will not accept any dividends of that company — why did he buy it? We don ' t know, ask him. " But you know — Oh, boy — won ' t it be grand to get that ring — and just think of being a First Classman. ' V ' ou know, I ' ll be damned glad when we get to sea again. Can ' t be bothered; we ' ll drop the subject. " ;: Star {4); Blizzard {2); Lucky Bag Staff; E.Xpert Rifleman. ' Skee " 204 Oo r " Johnnie a ■M ' WILLIAM JAMES MITCHELL Embreeville, Tennessee LESTER Mitchell, I have a leetle brother at home what looks just Hke you and his name is ' Heine ' " . Nevertheless, one day " Sugar " became twenty-one, and sal- lied forth to see the world, beginning at Mount Pelee. " I come from ' Empty ville ' . They call it Embreeville, but I call it ' Emptyville ' , ' cause when I go away there ain ' t no one left. " " Mitch " likes to play, but often it is a case of " Watch out, boys! Watch out! " " Sugar " has an inquiring turn of mind, spending one Easter leave finding out how the electric wires of Annapolis are fastened to the top of the poles. " Who left my lights on ? " — " Good-bye " . " Get out of here ! " — " I ' ll go when I get ready. Don ' t thmk anv two men in here can put me out. " GEORGE WASHINGTON DOANE WALLER Salisbury, Maryland THERE are some who always delight in painting their names in compelling colors on newly white-washed fences. There are others who sit on these fences and quietly and atten- tively watch the world pass by. George has the latter habit. His quietness does him credit. Even in a small crowd, he is not easily picked out phonetically; but let the light and the vola- tile be debated and he is there, gleefully throw- ing in his specially concocted philosophy for the entertainment of all hands. His Gym escapades introduced him as a fast worker. Just turn to your right as you enter the Gym and watch a small boy slappmg a wicked horse — that ' s the owner of the lengthy name. His only woe is that there are no necks on this kind of animal. Gym Team {3, 2, 1); GNAT {2). " Mitch ' " JVasIi 205 yy » - .J S y c Wr WILLIAM ASHBY EVANS, Jr. Jacksonville, Florida WHAT motives or circumstances combined to lead this serious youth away from his peaceful haunts in sunny Florida? Was this urge to visit far lands and learn their secrets bred from a dissatisfaction with his native heath? Perish the thought! Perhaps the real reason lay in early premonitions of being des- tined for the Pi-Alphas coupled with a desire for " positive action " and a belief that it could best be developed as a habit in the Navy. If such were " Ashby ' s " motives he is to be con- gratulated, having already checked off a num- ber of " far lands " and, of necessity, " positively acting " every day. Possibly four years of previous military training predisposed " Ashby " to life in the service. At any rate, the four years at the Academy which have followed have convinced him that he is steering the right course and presage for him a worth-while future. " Indubitably. " CLAIBORNE HENRY PRICE Adairville, Kentucky WHAT made " Cap " a Red Mike? Not environment, for his state is famous for queens. His peachblow complexion and dark brown eyes make an alluring combination; he ' s athletic, a sailor (in good weather) and he knows his etiquette. But just the same he and the fair sex don ' t mix. His weird dreams of being chased by spike-tailed demons might scare the femmes but he tells them to a very few classmates. The only answer seems to be — crossed in love, here ' s the story. To emulate his old friend, Daniel Boone, " Precio " became an expert at the rifle range ex- pecting to strut his stuff on leave before the O. A. O. Game was plentiful enough but " Cap ' s " 22 had no sling, so no birdies for him. But the senoritas dropped them right and left and, in disgust, " Cap " has had nothing more to do with either damsels or rifles. Soccer then took his fancy, for he thought no girl would show him up in this gentle pastime. Class Soccer (2); Numerals (2); ' Class Fencing (2); Numerals (2). ' Bill " 206 ni ' Cap ' Lj»» " ' a ' RALPH THOMAS McDANIEL Columbus, Ohio IF his name doesn ' t proclaim a son of Ireland, his ability to spot the Academic Depart- ment a 1.0 flat and susbequently beat them out, leaves little question as to the origin of his rather delicate sense of humor; wit which laughed at the child-like efl orts of the Juice Department to terrorize with Hystereses and back E. M. F. ' s, and humor like a shunt gener- ator — it couldn ' t speed up without sparking. If sea-going stride indicates rank, " Mac " rates twenty-two guns and nine side boys. His rolling gait is the pride of Columbus and the envy of any Bosun ' s mate. High ambition and higher hopes dominate the life of this young man, but as a snake the flying Irishman falls flat. Maximum results from minimum efforts — that ' s " Mac " ; his only complaint seems to be that there is too much to do and too little time to do it in — which applies to anything except corking drills. Nevertheless, he promises to give the Navy a trial for a few years more, but when the last Navy beans are baked, " Mac " will be there with a red-eye bottle to give zest to the party. 9 LOUIS WERNER NUESSE Wauwatosa, Wisconsin HEY, Claiborne, what is the diameter of the main drain of the Arkansas.? " " Oh, about fifteen inches, I guess. " " That ' s funny, the book says fifteen and a half. " This kind of a crack is characteristic of " Blondy " for two reasons; first, the intensity of his interest in things naval is rivaled only by that displayed by Mahan, who as you know gave the navies of the world more than a casual once-over; and second, he never asks questions to gain information, why should he? It ' s all in the book. By the time the lad is forty he will have a huge enough store of naval information beneath those flaxen locks you see pictured above to rate putting his " In Charge of Room " sign over Davy Jones ' locker and make such old masters as Bullard, Knight and Bowditch seem as savvy as cruise Youngsters. His child-like confidence is at once an asset and a liability; his belief in everything he reads makes good marks a matter of course, but on the other hand, allows him to fall an easy victim to the wiles of mail order Jesse Jameses who sell him everything from resistance-decreasing Indian clubs to prony-brakes for measuring mental horse-power. " Oh, I ' m not arguing with you, I ' m just tell- ing you. " " Mac " ' Loui 207 -- tsvyxf JAMES WILLIAM FERGUSON, Jr. Waynesville, North Carolina " ES sir, I didn ' t have another bullet so I 1 shot that deer with a peach seed. How- did I know I hit him.? I found a peach tree in the woods about four years later with his hide and horns in the top of it. " " Red " has broken up many after-dinner meetmgs with some story or experience like the above, showing his inherent qualifications as an athlete of Old Mexico. He has shown real ability in many other sports also. Who doesn ' t remember that wonderful form, flying " Baker " at the fore, rapidly approaching down the cinder track.? He started his naval career later than most of us but his previous experience at V. M. I. enabled him to steer clear of many of the " rocks and shoals " of Plebedom. This late start has not prevented him from coming to a good finish with many friends who appreciate him more and more as the time for the " gang " to be scattered draws nearer. Anytime you are looking for a real shipmate to help you with your troubles or share your joys, stop when you meet " Red " , — he is just what you are looking for. " The V. M. I. boys sure won the war. " Class Football (4); Hustlers (3, 2); Track Squad (4, 3); Class Track {2); Class Boxing {4). O WILLFORD MILTON HYMAN San Pedro, California OF course, we all honor and listen to the men who have been through the mill and have that most valuable " practical experience " so necessary for success. Now, " Bill " ran a lathe or drill or something for a while, which made him an " I fix it. " Even now he mends old watches and umbrellas yes, and just loves to do it. He fixed a sword for a fencing in- structor and got such a good grease that they put him on the training table for one week. That old quotation that some achieve great- ness, etc., IS true. Take " Bill, " for example. He has had to dig for all he ever got, but all he does is sleep, so how else could he get it ex- cept by his own efforts? However, sleeping has not hurt his class standing or kept him from making the Rifle team and an rNt. Nor does it keep him from making friends all over the regiment, and all of us will hate to see him leave at graduation. Rip Squad {4, 3); rNt{2,1); Black N. o 9 " D,J " 208 HAROLD PAGE SMITH Grand Bay, Alabama ' ARLY in the summer of 1920, a youth of Xl very tender age wended his way up the broad Stribling Walk, looking in wide-eyed wonder at the huge buildings. Only once before, when he had been in Mobile with " Zeke " , had he seen so many people. But Page quickly got acclimated to the Mary- land weather and many other disagreeable things. He learned to speak easy to his room- mate, who was six feet four, and also learned that young gentlemen do not necessarily mean all they say. In fact, they very often say things merely in jest! He even showed himself capable of pulling up an unsat mark Plebe year, while his long and lengthy roommate went to the cold outside. And so, day by day, through Youngster and Second Class years, " Smitty " became more and more a " Big Boy " , developing snakish propensi- ties and becoming (father, we cannot tell a lie) something of a ladies ' man. And now it ' s, " She ' s getting unruly; I must write her and give her a severe calling down " . Company Representative (4); Class Wrestling {2); Class Track (3, 2). ° 9 o Oo ' Horse pozver " DAVID DEAN WIGHT Lamoni, Iowa AFTER two years at Graceland College, l . having there encountered that most seri- ous difficulty of co-ed college life — the ladies — , " D. D. " decided, or had it decided for him, that mstmcts such as his should have the advan- tages that Navy life afforded. He entered the first day of Plebe summer and immediately his troubles with the Executive Department began. He didn ' t miss an extra duty period all summer, and holds, with Ensigns Roth, Wilson, et al., the extra duty Marathon record. The Log office being a haven of protection from Upper Classmen for Plebes who don ' t mind a little work to pay for it, he was started on the line for which his natural ability best suits him, and that is heaving a line. It was a toss-up between the " Toreador " department and the advertising end for him, and the latter won out because his beloved hobby, business, could be combined with the hawser-heaving. He can talk your arm off — lend him your ears and you will have your jaw in your lap in a minute. He once had ambitions toward being a law- yer — sea-lawyering, it has turned out to be. Submarine duty will surely be his, for he has had thorough experience in that line with Coach Ortland. Log Staff {4, 3, 2,); Business Manager Log (1); Class Track (3, 2, 1); Numerals (J); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); Black N . ' Davt - JASPER EMERY FLEMING Forsyth, Montana BEFORE he left his native heath for the Academy, Jasper thought that stars were something for coyotes to yip at. Since he arrived in our midst he has discovered that they look well on a full-dress collar. He doesn ' t look like a star man — he looks almost human. He doesn ' t act like a star man, either. His atti- tude toward the Academics verges on the non- chalant, yet he keeps on friendly terms with them without apparent effort. How he does it is a mystery. He has a certain predilection for the female of the species, but he seldom drags and even then he insists that he is only trying to find one nice enough to compare with the 0. A. O. in Montana. Be that as it may, Jasper is a good scout and many are the hours that he spends helping his classmates. He is a man that any- one would be proud to claim as a friend and we wish him " Bon Voyage " in his future career, whether it be in the Service or in the Great Outside. LOUIS PAUL FRANK Danville, Virginia ' ' " VJOW, I ' m inclined to differ with you on i. that matter. Viewing it from the stand- point of " and the crowd begins to scatter. For " Looey " with his potent line could snow under an English Prof. All of which is very much to his credit. But he has the unfortunate habit of stepping into a perfectly good argument and ruining it then and there with a quotation or a theoretical analysis, never any practical reasoning. Unfortunately, because someone will invariably try to continue the argument with him and get worsted. Although a past master of chess, " Looey " is by no means a radiator hound. Plebe year he developed a mania for stoop falls and tennis but, although he was well coached, he never succeeded in breaking any records. However, he deserves credit for his perseverance, which is one thing " Looey " has to a marked degree. O 210 7. E.- ' ' ' Looey " .• • H iB J3fftft».j ' ' Tf- Sl m • " m - JAMES MARTIN FLYNN Albany, New York IF you want to see a real Irishman, just lift your eyes to White ' s masterpiece above. There you see the real Irish in its best. Clay pipe and all. While speaking of pipes, you should see his collection, big ones and little ones, straight ones and crooked ones, but all serve the same purpose. He is a great connoisseur of both pipes and tobacco, the latter much to his own regret for he had to supply half the second deck for the last two years. " Perkey " is one of the very few who has never seen the Grey hoisted over the blue on the football field because — . But therein lies another story. " Perkey " has had to work hard and long in order to wage war successfully with the Academics, but at last he has his stripe and as long as he keeps h s good grease with Dame Fate and Luck, all will be well with him. Class Soccer (4, 3, 2); P. A. Degree. . FRANCIS MARION HEDDENS Peru, Indiana NOT many years ago there descended upon the poor inhabitants of Crabtown and the other inmates of the venerable institution a youth from the " Hoosier " state. He decided that the Navy was his vocation and followed in the footsteps of the many Admirals before him. He is a confirmed Red Mike and stands high in that most noble lodge known as the " Radia- torites " . When he starts working on that violin or horn one may as well give up boning, as it is abso- lutely impossible to concentrate while those weird sounds are filling the air. With his winning personality he attracts all the Plebes and they proceed to spoon on him muy pronto. So without doubt he will surely be successful in his undertakings; but, " Keep ' em down, big boy, keep ' em down. " Musical Club {2). 11 " Perky " - ' Frank ' 211 Ai m ' • WALTER HUNTT FRENCH Zanesville, Ohio " TT rHAT? No mail? God, she has forgot- VV ten me. I haven ' t heard from her since yesterday morning. " That ' s French. Not a chance girls, so, doctor, come get your patient. He ' s not very athletic but still he knows a good match when he sees it. Ask Burke about Hali- fax. When he first promised to love, honor and obey gold stripes with stars above them he thought that a water breaker was an iceman. Now he dusts his knuckles whenever he wants salt in his food. He ' s usually quiet but once in a while he gives the boys a sleighnde and when he gets started he could make Santa Claus feel homesick. Academically speaking, he won on points with the fifth round a draw. If belts were given for excellence in studies he could show several that he got in the teeth. But nothing can change him and no matter where he is or what he is, " Ain ' t love grand. " Expert Rifleman; Rifle Squad (5, 2). o FRANK EDWARD SESSIONS, Jr. Jamestown, New York SCENE: Table 77. Time: 6:45 p. m., 8th October, 1920. Characters: " Squat " and " Nigger Boy " . " Nigger " : " Sound off! " " Squat " : " Midshipman Sessions, sir. Fourth Class, sir. New York, sir. " " Nigger " : " What ' s a Norman pin, mister? " " Squat " : " A Norman pin, sir, is a safety pin, sir, with a loop in it, sir. " Wham! So started our child ' s career in the Navy. Due to his amazing brilliancy regarding nautical affairs, he became a charter member of the " See Maryland a la Foot " Fraternity, and before Plebe year terminated had won his N crossed shoes. In the ensuing years he developed a weakness for Lisbonian cocktails, an enormous capacity for love, (and therefore grad debts) an in:reas- ing ability to bend bushes to their elastic limit and an unfailing tendency to sob thereat on the slightest provocation. Give him a plug of oil, a seat, and an unsus- pecting audience and the sleigh ride is on. " I ' ll bet you! " 9 ' Walter " 212 O ' Sesh " » [ WALTER WILLIAM SIEGRIST Toledo, Ohio ' OWEENEY ' ! Get up! " So begins Siegrist ' s day. And in that beginning he is just as successful as in his perpe- tual occupation, — looking for the woman. If you care to see how successful that is, look up " Sweeney ' s " conduct record and see how often he has not risen. Yes, girls " Sieg " is a snake, tried and true — mostly tried. But successful .? — That ' s the ques- tion for debate. You see, he is too susceptible. He thmks each girl he sees is the one. He can conjugate a pantograph and ascertain with ease and accuracy the volume of H O under the Wheatstone Bridge but show him a femme — wham! — hecouldn ' ttellyou whether " stress and strain " is a firm of bootleggers or the name of a new fox trot. Now, he has graduated. Ditto, roommates (!!) Without their fatherly guidance, girls, he is easy. Line forms on the right. " Hey, how ' s for that butt.? " Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). JOHN MALCOLM SWEENEY Auburn, New York MR. Mac SWINEY, how long have you been fasting? " " Forty-five days, sir. " " What are your symptoms, today? " " Sir, I am unconscious and — . " " That ' s no symptom, that ' s a habit — you ' re the dumbest, most unconscious Plebe I ' ve ever R, Thus went the conversation between " Mac " and his friends, the Upper Classmen, at the beginning of each meal. After provingtotheAcademicsthat hewasnot so wooden as he appears at first glance, he was awarded the one diag, and he at once began showing snakish tendencies. The first thing " Mac " did Youngster year was to drag blind, and if there was ever a pitiful sight it was this poor midshipman feeling the first pangs of love. Things continued to go smoothly with " Mac " until the spring of Second Class year, when he was brought to earth with a bang by means of a letter telling of the marriage of a certain young lady from his home town. He ' ll never recover. TOM GORE, Jr. Brooklyn, New York " ' I OM " , similar to the city from which he A hails, is a typical, cosmopolitan youth. New York has yet to produce a Jew he can ' t mimic or an Irishman on the police force he can ' t make laugh. There is " nare a mon " in dear old Scotland who would not clami hmi as his own. Oh! That First Class cruise! Our young blonde does not fuss the fair ones but he is always wilhng to bank his roommates for a week-end drag. If " Tom ' s " inventions had met with official approval as much as they did with unofficial, he would now either be on his way to a presidency in some large rainclothes corporation or would be a head-liner in a show that would cause one to forget the famous Ed Wynn. " Chief, call me three minutes before forma- tion. " MICHAEL IGNATIUS KEARNS Chicago, Illinois CHICAGO lost its greatest politician when this boy came into the Navy. Since he entered the Academy with the Class of ' 23, he has gotten away with moremurderthan Grady ' s goat. A Youngster cruise with a forty-eight in every port, a bilger cruise without standing a watch and a year ' s jump in Academics from ' 25 to ' 24 are only a few of the atrocities he has committed. " Mike " is not non-reg; he just doesn ' t know that there are any regs. In the old Plebe days he didn ' t bother to use a ten- dency, but " caught them " with the stripers and M. C. ' s. In Academics, " Mike " had some trouble at first, but after his misfortune with the semi- anns in Youngster year, he took a strangle hold on Skinny and Calc and during the remainder of his Academic career he has ridden through with velvet to spare. He was fixed Second Class year, — no English. However, he has never learned that a slide rule is for anything more than to draw straight lines with. Buzzard (2). 6 ' OoO o " ?i f .•;. ' ' Mik y NEVILLE LIVINGSTON McDOWELL Columbia, South Carolina YES, it was a slight fixness with him — in fact he has been " gitting " it ever since South C. turned him loose Plebe year. Hubbel and the boys used to say, " ' Doogh, ' pull out your chair, " quite often but infinity never bothered him — he got used to it. While at the Academy " Dowgal " made a multitude of friends. Making friends wasn ' t all he did, for he played left end on ' 24 ' s football team in first string fashion — and in his Second Class year was a big factor in winning the championship. On the cruise he never worked, but at places like the Hotel de Paris and at Kelly ' s, " Doogh " would report at any minute that he was the most fixed man in the service. Ask him about the time Plebe year that he said, " Who-o-o-o-w, Skag. I ' m glad that ' s over. JAMES RUSSELL TOPPER Narrows, Virginia OUT of the mountains of Virginia came " Top " , minus the proverbial leather breeches. While attending Bobbie ' s War College, he was the awe and admiration of the youthful candidate. His many affaires de coeiir " and frequent trips to Baltimore kept him well in the limelight. Since he entered the Academy, his career has been varied. Hard luck in the shape of a broken ankle, received playing football, caused him to lose a year but gave him that much more time to make Academy history. His line is not confined to women. Anyone who can convince a D. O. that it is perfectly all right for a Second Classman to keep in his room a suitcase supposedly filled with Mineral waters, not to mention a suit of cits, takes first place. " Bring her down, I ' ll show her a good time. " ' Do:voar " Chief " 215 . i S b PAUL GRAF Angola, Indiana ' TTEY! ' Packy ' , Silence. " I say ' P ' , — Where the Sam Hill can he be? I guess he ' s " boning " the Cosmo again; yeh, there he is. " Listen here, I ' ve got two mighty keen femmes down for the week-end . " o " Nothing doing! " " " Aw, come on, here it ' s Saturday morning , and I can ' t find a soul who isn ' t dragging. " " Absolutely no soap, you know I ' m a con- firmed woman-hater. " " Well, would you listen to that! Hey, Sam, tell the boys about that Decoration Day in Baltimore when this ultra-Red Mike had chow in the mess-hall of a girl ' s school with five flap- pers trying to vam — . " WHAM!!! " Say, if you don ' t pipe down the girls won ' t have anybody to drag them. " Weak voice from below pillow — " Yeh, only get off my stomach. " From safety — , " Well, since you won ' t, I ' ll try someone else, but I still mamtain that anybody who can handle _ five flappers can show one little girl — hey, don ' t J throw that ink bottle! " O ' Twas ever thus, but he ' ll fall some day; he ' s thinking of going into Aviation. o Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). 9 ' JOHN ROGER RUHSENBERGER Indianapolis, Indiana FIRST wife: " Say, ' Red ' , how ' s to rouse that useless hulk of yours into action. ' ' This is your week to dothebeast-of-burden act with the suits — and I want a double decker on your way back. For the love of mud, knock off playing soli taire for five minutes and do something for the service of your harem. " Second Wife: " ' Red ' did you take those books to the library .? Darn it, I shook you three weeks ago and I ' ve hit the pap for the third report al- ready. Go on over or give me back that cigar- ette butt. " Third wife: " And on your way back you might stop m some room where you are not known and borrow that two-bits you bummed from me Plebe year to call Iodine — and say you ' d better get busy and have her down again, you haven ' t dragged since Plebe June Week. " " Hot towel! Hey fellers, I ' ve won three times straight now. Did you birds say anything.? " Plop! Choir {4, 3, 2,1); Rifle Team (4,3), RNt (3); Managing Editor 3d Ban. Log (2); Gymkhana Committee (2); Class Soccer (4, 3); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). Oo 6 ' OoO " Pinkev " a ' ALAN THORNTON HUNT Boston, Massachusetts A GLANCE at the smiling countenance of the young man pictured above will be sure to invite a closer scrutiny. You will be impressed immediately by the lofty brow, denoting unlimited mental vigor. This happens to be the correct analysis, for " Mike " is a savoir. A star Plebe year and very near the same as a Youngster and Second Classman. This brilliancy in the Academics he confidently admits is due to his being a native of the intel- lectual city named above. Which place he also explains to a skeptical listener is God ' s own playground. Aside from his love for argument, in which he invariably comes out victor, the only card against him is the contempt with which at times he regard s that one big friend of the average Mid, namely, his bed. In fact, on one night he was seen to drape himself more or less carefully in blankets and stow himself under said bed, from which position considerable cajolery was necessary to extract him. An ex-Gyrene, but on account of the ease with which he masters Nav he has decided to stick by the Navy and develop the theory of Solenoid Sailing, of which he is the discoverer. JOHN RUFUS RHAMSTINE Beavertown, Pennsylvania BRASS buttons and glittering insignia lured " Rham " from home at an early age. After hobnobbing with royalty and wearing pearl- handled gats, red stripes, and the aforesaid brass buttons, he aspired to a gold chin strap and so came to the Sailor Factory. Coming from the land of hausenpfeffer and panhaus, his chief delight is to read the home town bum- wad, after which he sings the little ditty, " Oh, it ' s sauer kraut, oh, it ' s sauer kraut, I ought to know because I love it so. " Periodically, he passes into a state of coma, during which the imagined joys of civilian life so work upon his simple soul that the old case of Service vs. Outside seems to be in favor of the unbounded freedom and sheer delight of life as a trapeze salesman. But the memories of the good old days as a Gyrene serve to snap him out of the hop, and he returns to the fold with his usual enthusiasm for caulking. " E pluribus unanimus, " and as Jacob said, " Stand by for another ' Rham ' . " Sub Squad (4,3,2) ; • Extra Duty (4, 3, 2, 1). RNt (4); _ National Rifle Team Match, 1921. s ' ' Mike " " Rham ' 217 ALBERT HANDLY, Los Angeles, California WHAT ho! Milo! The Builder of the Ter- ace! Chalked up to his credit are at least 2.74% of all the paving blocks in the P-rades. " Al " is like that, though. He couldn ' t be content with a mere brick. It has to be at least a paving block. Why, alongside " Al ' s " " P-Works " , even notorious Youngster year drags looked like Bathsheba herself. Nevertheless, " Al " is a good boy. In fact, he is good for several things. Four years in the choir show his aesthetic nature. And if this isn ' t enough proof, there is his prima donna temperament to convince the skeptical. As quarter-back on the Hustlers since Plebe year, " Al " has given the Varsity many an anxious moment. As wayback in Dago, the pleasure has been all his. " Look at those pictures! Boy, oh boy! She ' s a ' breech kitty ' , nofoolin ' ! Met her on the Sunkist Local comin g east and she ' ll be in New York all winter. Just wait until Christmas leave! " How does he do it ? " Al " doesn ' t know him- self, but do it he does and has, from Christi- ania to Trinidad and Cambridge to Philadel- phia. When It comes to smashing the crockery " Milo " wins the N-crossed barbells. I. Football Squad (4, 3, 2, ), NJ (J, 2); Basketball Squad [4); Choir {4, 3, 2, J); ■ fJ ater Polo Squad (3). t ' Alilo " 218 OqO o o O ALEXANDER WALTER KREISER, Jr. Minneapolis, Minnesota " 1 " TEY. ' Maruja ' , how do you work this X J. Juice prob? " That was the favorite cry around 3228 until " Alec, " to save himself, had to hang out the old " A. P. O. " sign. Minneapolis, the land of the Swedes, claims the honor of having sent this blonde Viking to Bankrupt Hall, only he isn ' t blonde and he thinks a Vikmg is a clerical official in the Church of England. He is best known as " Maruja de Mi Alma " on account of his striking resemblance to the heroine of " Zaragueta " . Oh, boy! Those hair! Why, even the Steam Prof noticed it — " Pardon me, Mr. Kreiser, but do you play a violin.? " The one great mystery in our " Maruja ' s " life is his eternal Red Mikism. Wild horses couldn ' t pull him to a hop. What a pulse- quickener he would prove to the more deadly of the species if someone could just entice him to a ballroom floor! Somehow, the fair sex just doesn ' t register with him, although I could men- tion one night in New York but, perhaps, as Kipling says, " That is another story " . His favorite sport is lacrosse and class numerals his Plebe and Second Class years are one result. The other results appeared mostly on his opponents, but were only temporary — no permanent scars. Class Lacrosse {4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (4, 2); Class Football {4): Class Wrestling (3). ' J lee dh JOHN ALOYSIUS HAYES Staten Island, New York City ' OAY fellows! If I don ' t go into that ring and kJ tap that little pie-faced boiler-maker a love punch on his dream wire that will make him wake up on ' Toity-toid Street and Toid Avenue ' on the foist of next month, you can just burn my clothes, boy, spank me with a red hot iron and put me to bed under the old Navy steam roller! I ' m gonna ' get that guy and HuUy gee — believe me, he ain ' t gonna ' know what hit ' im, either. " Socko! — BifF! — Bang! — and when the smoke clears away, you see before you the happy smiling " Snooks " himself, the original Jack Dempsey, Kewpie Kid, with the rock- ' em-and- sock- ' em air of a Benny Leonard, Mike Gib- bons and Georges Carpentier, rolled into one. Talk about being lucky! Any guy that can get a buzzard Second Class year, after getting socked with a G. C. M. on Youngster cruise, ought to be doing the leap-for-life with Barnum and Bailey instead of the struggle for existence with Uncle Sam. Boxing Squad (3, 2, 1); , BNt, BNJt, NA, {Baseball); Baseball Squad (4); Class Team (J, 2,1); ' Star {4). f BURNICE LINCOLN RUTT Casey, Iowa SAY, fellows! Who is that guy flying around up there in the sky? " " What ! Do you mean to say you don ' t know who that is.? Say, boy, you don ' t know nothin ' no how! Why that ' s B. Lincoln Rutt, the cham- pion lightweight, helium artist and premier ace of the whole Academy. Why, that boy is so light in every way that the ratio of his atomic weight to that of helium is like the size of my fortune as compared with Rockefeller ' s, and I owe a lot of money. " es, but B. Lincoln is a temperamental artist, so we are glad to overlook his lightness when we hear him tickling his old cornet, as he does from reveille until taps. Don ' t you remember his Hell Cats playing that old ballad " The Bear Went Over the Mountain " ? Weighted down with his lead-soled shoes and cornet, he trips merrily through the Academics, being tripped quite often, but always ready to bust out the old cornet and play, " Hail, Hail, the Gang ' s All Here " , when the smoke of the Academic battle has cleared away. Musical Clubs (2, 1); Naval Academy Orchestra {2, 1); Extra Duty Squad (5, 4, 3, 2, 1); Sub Squad (5, 4, 3, 2, 1). •-fc " Helium " 219 ..dS SS tbkJ JOHN CLOUGH HARRIS Birmingham, Michigan PEOPLE, it ' s none other than the irresistible Swede, the boy who made the cast iron hairnets a dire necessity (ask hisgirl,who wears them). " Juan " , owing to his weakness for the " Whiz Bang " and " Hot Dog " , has developed his " savoir faire " to a high degree of perfection. But he is guilty of committing one colossal " faux pas " which will go down to posterity. ' Twas a large night in the nation ' s capital and " Juan " and his gang were there determined to make Volstead look like a " Johnnie Walker " salesman. Along about the cool of the evening " Swede " got to feeling like a ' million raring to be spent; so much so, in fact, that it took him just thirty minutes to sell the Capitol, the Raleigh and the County Jail. But he misfired when he tried to unload Pennsylvania Avenue on a big fat policeman. The policeman had already been warned about slickers and " Juan " had a sweet time convincing him he really owned the street. But he arose to the occasion and did it; what more could you ask.? Plebe Crew Squad: Class Football (4). 9 ' BROMFIELD BRADFORD NICHOL Nashville, Tennessee JUNE WEEK, a girl, a car, and Breeze Inn — that is a romance in itself and a good reason for " Nick ' s " 4 A. M. return. But that return! Positively the clam ' s overshoes, my deahs, and something that even these grim walls had never witnessed before. " Pug " , the high and hand- some, saw " Brom " make a dash for the ladder, and the race began. It was " nip and tuck " be- tween these two but " Nick " reached the third deck first, and, rounding the corner so fast that his hip pocket dusted the floor, he made the final dash for the gate of the old homestead. Quite ruffled and out of breath, " Nick " tried to play Houdini by undressing, kicking the dummy out of his bed and getting in himself before " Pug " arrived. But too late! " Brom " was caught — fifty demos, the ship and four days Sep leave was the penalty. But when asked about the night and the race, this " youngster " only smiled and said, " I sho ' craved distance. " " Brom " is the sort of fellow whom you read about but seldon see — a cheery smile for every- one and a heart as big as himself. Quite a snake, a lover of the Terpsichorean art, a follower of Bacchus, and, above all, a pal that one never forgets — that is " Brom " . " Was it the work.? " Hop Committee (1). " Swede " 220 " Brom " ' " MILTON HOLMES ROTHS Dyersburg, Tennessee " ' T ' M the rarinest, tearinest, fightinest, fought- 1 inest, tootinest, . Oh! I ' m WILD! " Thus he enters, our own " Goat " , carefree and happy as the March winds and with a heart as big as all outdoors. He is a born leader. But gather round, my children, and I ' ll tell you of your forefather ' s heroic deeds on the field of battle. It was back in ' 22 when a bunch of us boys were spending our Easter leave in the promising town of Washington, putting the florists and taxi drivers on a substantial financial basis. Making a dance at one of the " Flapper Factor- ies " proved not to be such an indiscretion as it at first seemed, for it was here that " Goat " enacted the scene which has stood the ravages of time. There were men present who, by virtue of their knowledge of leadership, wore stripes, but it was not for such as these to distinguish themselves by leading the tired and footsore throng to a glorious victory. No, my children, for a far, far better man than they was leading the Grand March. " Varmint " Roths. THOMAS CHAPMAN SOUTHERLAND Clarendon, Virginia " TTEY, you guys! Want to hear some good i. X music? " (Generally Stock reports.) " Boy, I got Atlanta, Georgia, just now, and if I put a couple more stages on this I may get Germany. That ' s my ambition, anyway. " " Tommy " is only a Midshipman, but wire- less is his hobby and Steinmetz is his goal. But even at that, " A man ' s reach should exceed his grasp, et cetera. " (Reference, English Depart- ment. — ) All of us have our weaknesses and " Tommy " is no exception to the rule. His is women. He is not an ordinary snake like the rest of us, for he has passed through and graduated from that stage. He maintains that there is only one O. A. O., but he has never failed to find " just the sweetest little girl you ever saw " in every port except Culebra. He has often dragged many " pretty " girls to the hops, but it is the consensus of opinion that his sense of beauty is a little warped. " I ' m your best friend until you cross my path. " ' Goat " " To 221 .rfftg ftgtteij ja : LEE RUTLEDGE HERRING Checotah, Oklahoma OKLAHOMA claims this salty savoir, but his chest swells with p ride when you men- tion his native state of Texas. At the tender age of sixteen he left for the scene of conquest and with the aid of " Bobby ' s " magnificent line he made the leap from " cits " to " white works " . He is a Democrat by birth but a Republican for sake of argument. " Fish " is fond of sailing and one Easter leave found him at the helm ot the fastest Academy catboat. It was so fast on a sand bar it took three days to pull it off. Anyway, a slip knot and anchor are soon parted. The words " cruise bucket " strike an affec- tionate chord in " Fish ' s " heart because he became so attached to his during Youngster cruise that he has kept it ever since. " Hey, Pedro! We need one more. " " Yea! You call me Buddha. " Star (4, 3). WARREN DUDLEY WILKIN Kent, Ohio WILK ' S " favorite indoor sport has been figurmg out how he can make his three squares a day, with enough left over for a few cigars, on the outside. Judging from the way he has boosted his home Podunk, he ought to make a million selling bonds. " Rafferty ' s " one supreme asset is his melodi- ous voice which, when turned loose at reveille, brings curses upon him from his classmates, but seems to be effective in keeping the D. O. ' s away from his door. A Youngster cruise on the Kansas, and a sub- sequent pleasure cruise on the Florida, have shown " Wilk " to be at least a sailor — no, girls, he is not tattoed, although he did make a few liberties in Colon and other disreputable ports. Second Class year found our " Wilk " a victim of Cupid — what would the O. A. 0. say, " Wilk " if she knew what a confirmed oil-burner you have become ? Anyway, " Wilk, " you had it all in a nutshell. ' Fish ' 222 Oo o " Wilk " - . S tfXtt H«J A ' SUMNER KINSMAN MacLEAN Gloucester, Massachusetts LOOK once at this sea-dog and you will J recognize a representative of the " birth- place of all seamen " , Old Gloucester, from which he brings to us its very essence. He demon- strated at an early age his seamanlike qualities and aptitude for the service by sailing vigorous- ly into the slum and " Bawston " beans — a born sailor and full of Scotch. One day Plebe year a classmate came down with the correct answer to " What did Barnum " Mac " had his ears in the soup and missed all but the answer. On coming up for air, he was asked, " What did Dewey say.? " " Mac " confidently answered, " One born every minute, sir, " and continued scoffing. " Thug " IS right there when it comes to borrowing " yellow blocks " and stamps. He ' s never happy except when he is broke but he is always happy. When he comes warbling down the corridor in seeming agony we ' re always anxious to lend him a hand (or foot). With that smiling countenance and that forceful, " I ' m right and you ' re wrong " , the world will be his. , " Two bits I hit the Steam tree this week. " -J Choir {4); Lacrosse Numerals (4, 2); Football Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Football NA. Q ' JOSEPH EDWARD WOLOWSKY Denver, Colorado THIS sober looking gentleman breezed in from the land of Buffalo Bill and iron men, and early Plebe year became intimately ac- quainted with the Upper Classmen because of his obnoxious habits. They seemed displeased at his custom of wearing white socks to chow, his mountaineer ' s stride, and his queer idea of a sea-going expression. " Wally ' s " canary-like voice, however, gained him a place among the chapel chirpers, and he was frequently called upon for a bit of grand opera. Slumbering while Holy Joe waxed hot in- creased " Count ' s " fame. This desire for caulk- ing proved to be troublesome at drills in suc- ceeding years. His adoption. Second Class year, of an old pair of white shoes for boudoir pur- poses caused some comment among circles of the nobility, until one day he busted out in a reg pair of slippers. His ambition; one countess, five little nobles, and a Colorado log cabin. He dreams of a mar- ried life way back in the sticks of the West, but he says his present prospects for a wife are low. We agree with him as always. " Pass the Count. " Choir (4, 3, 2): Class Track {4, 3, 2, I); Numerals (2). " Count " 223 I ..tf lttaJ iT, FREDERICK JOSEPH ILSEMANN Brooklyn, New York THE laws of Skinny state that a corpulent person should, when immersed in water, float. Not so with old " Neptune " ! Reference, our " Silver ' s " three years on the Sub Squad. " Icky ' s " first question of " why can ' t I breathe when I swim. ' ' " was only answered when, three years from his first immersion, amid cheers from a well-filled gallery, he drowned his room- mate while passing his life saving test. Athletically speaking, the " Yom Kipper " is our shining star, having reached the semi-finals for the hand-ball championship. The " Cherub ' s " one weakness is sleeping in a hammock. It would seem that, having hit as many decks as he has, one would tire of it. Upon viewing the boy ' s ever-increasing waist line, one must come to the conclusion that " Icky " tired of beer on his first birthday. In memory of the Penn game — " Why cer- tainly, lady, you may sit down here. " B Squad Wrestling {4); Class Hand Ball {2). PAUL HUGHES RIGGS Portland, Oregon " T)EDRO " claims that he and the Navy can ' t A mix, and that the only way to get him to stay in it is to put him in Portsmouth. But we won ' t be surprised to see him standing mid- watches with the rest of us for a good many years to come. He includes the Navy in his range of reading and knows more about it than many of us who intend to remain. As a Plebe, Youngster and Second Classman, " Pedro " was nothin ' but non-reg. He studied less than any man in the yard, except perhaps Tecumseh. He knows something about every- thing but " Spic " and even in that his French IS extraordinary. Many are the D. O. ' s who have passed his humble domicile at reveille inspection while " Pedro " slept innocently within. Somewhat fewer have ventured to peek in, with the conse- quent reacquaintance with Miss Springfield for " Pedro " . But he claims to be out for stripes, so we have hopes that he will come out in the end all right. o p. A. List (J, 2). 9 ' 224 ' Neptune ' " Peter ' K 7577 r- JOSEPH PHILIP THEW Allegan, Michigan THE exodus of " Joe " from the county seat of Allegan county created much commo- tion in said community. Some of the inhabit- ants vouched that he was about to become a member of the Naval School at Indianapolis, while others insisted that it was Cassapohs. The summer of 1921 found " Joe " enjoying his summer vacation in Europe. His numerous trips around the Rock of Gibraltar failed to enlighten him as to the whereabouts of the famous insurance sign. In " Joe " , the Navy has discovered a Rip Van Winkle, Jr. It has become a common occurrence to have our own " Joe " dive into the realms of the double bottoms and appear again only after a slumber of three or four days. In fact, these sojourns caused the verb " to caulk " to become obsolete, being supplanted by the more appropriate, " to thew " . " Pardon me for spilling the punch. " o ROBERT ADRIAN VOS Grand Rapids, Michigan AMID many predictions of future fame, our " Bob " set sail from the furniture city to cast his lot with the " pampered pets " . To start his career off right, he made many friends among the Upper Classmen, who warmed him thoroughly on many occasions. Our Robert returned from Youngster cruise showmg the teeth marks of a hard summer, but evaded Dan Cupid on Sep leave. As Youngsters will, " Bob " dragged blind — once. That even- ing " Bob " was not to be seen from the side his drag was on. As a result of an island cruise on which he pulled stroke oar aboard the Olympia, and a Second Sep leave, " Bob " fell, and he sure fell hard. Since then he has upon alternate days been a " cit " , a marine, an aviator, and an ensign. If graduation comes on Friday, he is sure to be a sailor. When " Bob " gets going, pull up the blankets and listen to him crack the whip, for he is the admitted champion sleigh-rider of Michigan. Anyway, he is sure to get a letter tomorrow. ? ' " Gripe " (f - ' ' Boh " Hi L«i r 1 o LEON WYMAN JOHNSON Deatsville, Alabama F course I love him more, " said the sweet young thing, " ' cause there ' s more of him. " She was right, too, for he tops six, three and three-quarters and hasn ' t stopped yet. There is something in the athletic line, too, because each year finds him on two of the training tables. Aside from being an athlete and a snake, he has shown business ability by keeping the . M. C. A. out of debt for two years and now has his hands on the wheel as skipper. When you meet him you will meet an easy- going, smooth-talking southerner that makes friends as easily as Rockefeller makes iron men. Now don ' t think that his friends are all in this country, because it is not so. He receives regu- larly the sugar reports from Norway, Halifax and Lisbon. He can even quote ofF-hand the custom exchange rates on all latest feminine novelties. He has only one big worry in this world and that is, " who will I spend this leave with .? " This may be a fair question, but is always answered in the same old way, by heading in the same old direction and coming back a day late, curs- ing the regulations for not making considera- tions for married men. ELTON COUNCIL PARKER Americus, Georgia IT looks pretty good, but I can ' t eat it and it is too hard to sleep on; you can have it. " 1 hat is enough to show that he is a deep south- erner; but they raise other things in Georgia besides peaches. For four years, he has been a leading member of the Radiator Club, but he did take a second place in one Gym meet. Need- less to say, " Billy " loves the ladies, reciprocat- ingly, too, but " Lost and Found — One Minia- ture " . After his two years of prepping he had a wonderful foundation, both mentally and mili- tarily and he can easily give you the detailed facts about the Reina and the P. A. Listers at the Academy. " There are three things that I ' m going to do, sleep, sleep and sleep. " Day after day, in every way, " Bill " sleeps and sleeps, too, always taking his beauty nap in the morning. But that is not the reason he always drags so many fem- mes, and always a new one, too, — he was just naturally born that way and he can ' t help it, neither can the femmes. How do we know.? When you live with a fellow for four years and go through what we have together, there will be very little that you will not know. President N. A. C. A. (1); 9 " Class Secretary ( ); Track Squad {3, ?, I); ANA (2), NA (3); Basketball {4, 3, 2); Oo Creu ' (4); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2. 1). d " " OoO ' Sli), 226 " Billy " r ALBERT NOBLE PERKINS Anniston, Alabama she said, and that NO, ' AIM Not here! ' started it all. " Pa " will never starve for he can always get a job with the Arrow Collars. His baby blue eyes and wavy locks have given him the r ame of " Lucums " ; which also brings fond memories. For four years the Ac Departments have spotted him for a hit but each time he fooled them, — true to the maxim that he who laughs last gets the longest giggle. The next time that you wish excitement, just inquire of him the how, when, where and why of his miniature. The blue-eyed southern lad will wax exceeding- ly wroth at this question. And what a cute blush ! Some blushes spread from ear to ear and some from neck up — but " Al ' s " will spread over all. Despite his lack of interest in the welfare of the fair sex, he is popular with all the damsels that gaze up at him. Perhaps it is because dis- tance lends enchantment? And then again — mebbe not! His dislike for the girls has not de- creased his popularity. And his popularity does not end with the girls. You can ' t help liking him. He is built that way. Rifle Team (4, 3, 2); rNAt (4); RNT (3). R Q ' ERSKINE AUSTIN SEAY Birmingham, Alabama EALLY, it ' s queer the way some things happen. Here is our " Doc " at the end of the trail leading to a commission. Not at all like his original purpose. His first decision was to join that profession that dabbles with pink pills and castor oil, but it didn ' t last. He was driven from his chosen path and his wanderings brought him to the Naval Academy and its suburb, Crabtown. " Doc " sealed his own fate with the most pre- tentious hop at the University of Alabama, for the next day his trunk was packed and he was on his way to Annapolis, leaving his fond parents behind. They had hopes that a sea-going exist- ence would bring him to a realization of the follies of a carefree college life. It cannot be said that he immediately turned over a new leaf when he joined us because we have observed, on several occasions, his willingness to promote a " jolly party " . But — his activeness in Acade- my matters has taught us to listen to his words of wisdom. Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Log Staff (4, 3, 2,1); Assistant Athletic Editor (2); Associate Athletic Editor ( ); N. A. C. A. Board (1); ' Class Supper Committee (1); Buzzard (2). ' Doc " 227 " ttt ti ] FRANK WADSWORTH MacDONALD Montgomery, Alabama HE took his fun where he found it, he roved and he ranged in his time, and here he is now after four years and a Plebe summer. Not changed a bit; the same stately young country gentleman from down yonder, aristo- cratic and athletic. " Mac " is a consistent worker at most every- thing, but when not otherwise occupied his pet companions are the bed and athletic dope. The only demerits he ever got were for lying on bed at unauthorized time. " Any dope on a hundred and fifty pound crew? Well, in case they do decide to have one, I ' ll be in fair condition to start. " Not an avowed snake but — " Say, Bo, who is that girl over there. ' ' " " Oh, she ' s from Goucher; she was at the last hop, too. " Afternoon: " Where you going, Mac. ' " " Over to the gym to get a good work out, I ' m getting too fat. " Evening: " If the D. O. comes up, wake me; I ' m so sleepy, I can ' t see my book. " GEORGE AMADEE MATTEUCCI West Hoboken, New Jersey MATT " arrived at the Navy School just a few days before Ac year began, but it did not take us long to find out he was present and alive. His favorite sport during Plebe year was playmg " put and take " with the D. O. ' s but it seemed as if the D. O. ' s took all. Before the year was over, " Matt " had " put " and had become thoroughly acquamted with every bridle path in Maryland. Since his arrival here, he has been a fastidious member of the Red Mikes Union but when in New York, — " Enough said " . His most famous quotation is, " What? No mail today!!! " He also always thought that if you rang the bell you would win a cigar, but somehow a sobbing steam Prof taught him dif- ferent. No matter whether " Matt " goes out into the fleet or back to New Jersey to lead a quiet life wewill always remember him by hisintimate association with " Nigger Boy " during our Plebe year and by his, " Wouldn ' t I like to be a cit in New York tonight " . Basketball Squad (4, 2), bNAb {2); Class Basketball (i); Class Baseball {4, 3, 2), Numerals ( ?). 9 ' Mac " 228 o " Matt " M HERE is a regular fiend for duty (extra). He has proven this in his stay here by the Severn by being a charter member beginning with Plebe summer. He became most famous, however, on Second Class cruise, when his name was heralded far and wide. As a result he has a month ' s sea duty more than the rest of us. And speaking of snakes, well, " he ain ' t noth- ing else but " . The hops just couldn ' t run with- out him. He ' s a strong follower of the " horses " , too, taking a special interest in " Spring Handi- caps " . Nothing bothers him, though, because he be- longs to the " lighter-than-air " club and is gen- erally " above " all commonplace things. Carvel Hall has been the scene of many of his " collegi- ate affairs " . Many of these resulted in record- breaking events, such as hurdling the torpedoes in front of the Armory in utter darkness. The hardest thing for us to picture at present is " Pope " as a dignified old gentleman wearing an admiral ' s braid, because his favorite remark is, " Now, gang, if I were a cit — , etc " . Class Track (4, 3, 2); Numerals (3); Class Basketball {4, 3); Black N . SAMUEL JAY SINGER Paterson, New Jersey HERE he is! Our blue-eyed boy with his happy-go-lucky, good-natured, who- gives-a-damn ways has certainly had a pleasant time both within and without our cold gray walls. " Fish " , the " Board of Education " and the rest of the old First Company could not wipe off that smile during his Plebe year, so it is bound to stay on for all time. And, of course, those blue eyes and that smile helped to make a certain dinner at a girls ' school in Baltimore a success — But ask " Packy " , he knows. The cruises have kept him very busy (caulk- ing) and this was especially true during Second Class cruise, when he had to stretch out on the boat deck to keep the old Olympia from leaving the water. But in San Juan, " Sing " stopped caulking long enough to make four liberties in four days, attend four hops, and have four Spanish senoritas roll their eyes at him; thus proving that " Love knows no language " . A charter member of the Operadores, he was always one of its most " winning members " and every " Spring Handicap " or " Leave Special " C found him on the right side of the old ledger and . helping the other members to make leave. " Well, when I get back into cit. life — . " 9« Varsity Soccer (i); Class Soccer {4, 2); Numerals; Log Staff (4). " Sing " 229 z CHARLES GRIFFITH MEINTS East St. Louis, Illinois THE experiences of this young man with the Alnav medics have won him fame as a narrator: " Good mornin ' , Doc. " " Don ' t call me Doc, you didn ' t go to school with me. How tall are you today. ' " " Three feet eleven, Doc. " " Jingo, you must be taking these monkey glands backwards. " " How long have you had that birthmark? " " About twenty years, Doc. " " Jingo, we ' ll turn you in for observation. Turn this man in, Chief, ' Growing Squad ' . " The 40% are bilged when " GrifF " describes the incidfents of a leave. The fact that he always has chow in his locker is another draw- ing card for the advocates of Mexican athletics; and it is estimated that enough paint has been worn ofF the radiator in his room to sink the Shadyside. " Hey, Tex, is that formation.? " Keeper of the Goat ( ). o 9 PAUL WERNER SIEGRIST Taylorville, Illinois GO ahead and tell your story — I ' m listen- ing, but can ' t stop activities for you! Say, Tommie, hand me that file! I ' m on the trail of a logical R. S. for a full page of advertis- ing! Why, hello Willie! What ' s new in the editorial office.? Caramba! Where ' s my oil; I must have it; this typewriter runs like a wash- ing machine. Ha! Ha! Whaduya thinka this 1 ■ " line . What ' s all this? Only a scene in the Lucky Bag offices with " P. W. " doing the usual seven things at once. Is he limited to seven ? Perhaps, but up in a Greenwich Village Cafe last Christ- mas he pulled a new one by coaxing a fiddle away from the director of the hungry Hungarian orchestra and leading the music himself! Oh, yes, he admits he is musically inclined; says he was brought up in " A flat " , while his room- mates opine that " A stable " would be a better explanation. As for femmes — well, he corraled six cold forties up in Phillie the night after the game. " Now be-e-e yourself; I haven ' t fallen in love with the girl yet. " Business Manager, Lucky Bag; Christmas Card Co7nmittee {2, 1); Gymkhana; Musical Clubs {4, 3, 2). 230 " Griff " (3° OoO o Spl7l ■ t »j !Hj JOHN RICHARD SANFORD, Jr. Eagle Pass, Texas OO-O-OH! Look at those dimples! " " Tex " has only to smite while shaking handswith his victim on the wrestling mat, and he has the undivided support of every femme in the stands. It is truly hard to imagine that this lad was a Red Mike for two and a half years, for, when once he started — stand clear below! " Texas " has one of those affectionate but dommatmg temperaments, never happy unless heis lovinglyparkedon somebody ' sneck. He has spent the greater part of his time for the last couple of years in trying to reform his room- mates and being rather proficient in the art of wielding a broom or lacrosse stick, has almost succeeded; and a good, old-fashioned rough- house is frequently enjoyed by all. But it is a long, long way from the Rio Grande to most of the places you run across in the Navy, and if the Service gets him weaned from the cactus and mesquite for good, it will be some- what of a miracle. " How are yuh, old timer. ' ' Hasta luego, amigo Class Football (3,2); B-Squad ( ),- Class Wrestling (2); Class Lacrosse (2); Numerals (2). Q ' RICHARD METCALF SIMONTON Honolulu, Hawaii " TTEY, Pablo, has late-blast busted yet? X X Ho-hum, guess I ' ll give the D. O. a treat and wear a shirt today. No, I ' ll have to make it cuffs instead, and save that shirt until Satur- day. Hot dra g this week-end. Herb says she ' s a beauty, so she must be. " That is what we hear every morning and he treats us to this each night. " Well, boys, what do we have tomorrow? Juice, Steam, and Nav? Fruit! Got to get a kill night ' s sleep tonight for a change. No use of boning that stuff. By the way, I ' ve knocked off skagging again. Going out for " Whereupon a voice interrupts, " Griff, man the broom! " and " Dick " starts his regular evening Marathon with his roommates in pursuit. But, in spite of his Ben Turpentine eyes and general eccentricities, " Sime " makes a mean class soccerite, and that Sandwich Islander has a pair of corrugated shins that would make a Scotchman weep with envy. " Well, I guess I ' ll dash over to the hop to- night and give the girls a treat. " Swimming Squad (4, 5, 1); N. A; C lass Swimming (2); Class Soccer (4, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Track (4); Masqueraders, Stage Gang (4); Black N ; Denver Club. " Tex • P¥- : l !- " Dick " 231 ARTHUR MAURICE QUALE WiLLMAR, Minnesota GAZE upon the above profound visage and know the outward man. He ' s a genuine product of Minnesota, in fact he hails from Willmar. What! You ' ve never heard of Will- mar? Neither had anyone else ' till " Maury " came along and now we hear of nothing else. Plebe year, " Maury " starred. Everywhere you saw his name there were stars, nice, big, black stars. That same year, he was pledged a member of the Radiator Club. The Radiator Club, folks, is a very exclusive group of young men who spend the winter months developmg their muscles with the aid of the Cosmo. No, he ' s not savvy, just lucky — plain old nigger- luck. Always unsat ' till review month and then pulls sat for the anns. Second Class Easter leave, something awful must have happened to the poor boy. He has never been the same since. Nobody has been able to decide what changed the lad so much. Many a man has met his fate in New York. Anyway, why was he three hours late returnmg from that particular leave? The question is, did he meet his fate — ? I wonder. Track Squad (4); Radiator Club (4, 3, 2, I); Black N (4). THOMAS ALEXANDER TURNER, Jr. Greenwood, Mississippi THIS choice exhibit is none other than our own infamous " Tommy " . Being from " Ole Miss " he can ' t help talking that way, even in his sleep. " Tom " is a faithful follower of wine, women and song, and an authority on all of them. Gi ven to dragging blind, he has met with varying success. Once he vowed he had " drug " his last, but he came back for more. His career has been interesting and colorful. The lumber pile in Trinidad, Kelly ' s in Panama, the Lorraine Roof, have all heard his deep, mellow bass, and have seen him in the throes of feverish excitement. In love, yes, but with whom we know not. One day Helen, — the next Marie, we are power- less to ascertain the exact location of his ever wandering affections. His fortune is uncertain, but when he does settle down it is the sincere hope of his former " wife " that he will forego the rendering of those nocturnal concerts, the bane of his wife ' s existence. " Oh, wad some power the giftie gie us, to see oursel ' s as others see us. " O 9 ' Crew Squad (4); B Squad {4); Class Water Polo (J); WNP (2); Water Polo Squad {2). " Ouail " 6 " OoO 232 To miny - ' t tVifMi ' ' JOHN THOMPSON WARREN Humboldt, Tennessee " T. T. " is one man you can tell a mile off. The J Academic Department could tell that he was from Tennessee the first time they saw him and many are the trees that he has hit as a result. He has always been in the running for anchor man but has failed to qualify a single time as yet. As a native of the " sunny south " , it is but fitting that love and Warren should go hand in hand. As a Plebe he was devoted to one girl, as a Youngster to another, Second Class year marked his third face — and so on, ad infinitum. John has made a record on the cruises that few have equalled and many envied. It is a great regret to him that Culebra and Guantana- mo prevented this record from being perfect. He can qualify as a guide in Halifax, Panama and Lisbon. John takes his fun where he finds it, so ask him what he finds in Philadelphia. Masqueraders (4); Basketball Squad (4). H ' EDGAR LEWIS WITMER WiLLIAMSVILLE, NeW YoRK EY, there, number two — what ' s y ' r name.? " " Witmer, sir! " " All right, then, Mr. Witmer, get the spuds down here. " At this point in his life the boy first exercised his powers of command. After having sighted the potatoes reposing in front of a Youngster well down toward the other end of the table he shouted in his dominating tone. " Spuds, Ho! " And since then, " Spuds " he has been. Early Second Class year, " Spuds " purchased his Excaliber with name engraved all over one side and he became most adroit in its use — so adroit, in fact, that at sword drill one day a D. O. remarked that " One more elaborate flourish with that sword and I ' ll heave you for a shoot. " Here ' s a true fover of good music. The Victor Talking Machine can scarcely boast of manu- facturing a single record, a specimen of which is not in his collection. At any time of day you can hear strains of Grand Opera floating through . his window. O " Have you had your iron today? " 9 ' ' J. T. " o " Spuds " 233 KV. l ,. 3 ■ " S B LOUIS JOSEPH RUFFOLO Racine, Wisconsin R-R-ING. Clank. Br-r-ing! Reveille !- Br-r-ing!, etc! Late blast! All hail " Omar the Tent Maker " , as he breaks forth to conquer a new day. " Got a mean lesson in Juice today. Why doesn ' t that department snap wise and hand us a decent lesson. ' Makes me tired! Some Prof I ' ve got, though. Shoulda seen him on the ole Olympia. That was some tub, just like the ' George Washington ' wasn ' t. Heaved a wicked shovel in those days. " By the way, guess I ' ll have to wear the ole service bar to recitation today. Oughta spot me a 2.0. " Got the whisk broom over there. ' ' What! No soap. ' How ' d it be to buy some once in a while.? Mine ' ll only last till Xmas. Speaking of Xmas, wait till I knock ' em dead in the home podunk this leave, when I bust out in the old full dress. Hot dog! Gotta bat out some time. " Br-ri-ng! Clang! Br-r-ing! Tap! Bang! Bang! Br-ring. Our own evening gun fire. " Louie " is still here, that ' s certain. Ready as ever to battle all the departments and gain the proverbial 2.S. q Boxing Squad (3). 9 ' PRENTICE ALBION SHIEBLER Brooklyn, New York SAY! Who you dragging.? Yah.? Bring her to Carvel, I want to dance with her. Feel like struttin ' my stuff today. Say how do you like this step, made it up last Saturday. Boy! had a wonderful time last week at Carvel. The regular gang was there and a lot of pretty girls, and everybody was feeling good. Talk about fun! Someone started some fancy dancing and that started a competition; gosh! some of those steps would make Rudolph Valentino himself look sick. Maybe this little workout twin didn ' t do some stepping. There was one girl there who was light as a feather on her feet, wasn ' t any- thing she couldn ' t do, and strut.? — didn ' t do nothing else but. Funniest thing happened. Lieutenant Gish was out there and he spooned on me; wanted to give him a card but didn ' t have any so I gave him my collar. Wonder what he ' s going to do with it.? " " Pren " came to the Naval Academy from Brooklyn Prep. Fairly savvy, never bothered by regulations and rather non-reg, nevertheless he was one of the few proud members of the class who sported a Buzzard Second Class year. Class Track (4, 2); Class Water Polo (i); Buzzard (2). ' Loui 234 m: o Lr? £ " Shieb " ..tfi btJ WILSON EARL CRAMER HoBOKEN, New Jersey OUR own little " Wilsie " , this handsome son of Eve, hails from the land of pugs and thugs. Where? Why, of course, Hoboken, up Joisey way. As a matter of fact, we have so much dope on " Wilsie " that it is a shame to spill it here. But here ' s a try. Is he a Red Mike.? Well, I ' ll say he has tried his utmost but failed, for the poor boy fell hard and early. Most everyone knows where " Wilsie ' s " minia- ture is. " Wilsie ' s " interest in athletics has been purely an inactive one, nevertheless his influ- erice has been felt in other things. Most of his leisure hours have been confined to the Radiator and Cosmo Clubs. Believing that a thing attempted should be done well, he has been a loyal and consistent member of each organiza- tion. Of rather a jovial disposition, he has acquired many friends, which constitutes his chief suc- cess at the Naval Academy. Expert Rifleman. o 9o o Oo WALTER JAMES STUART Hoboken, New Jersey DURING his course at the Naval Academy, " Stuie " succeeded in doing about as he pleased. Of an adventurous disposition, he indulged in many exciting escapades but his persuasive tongue aided him against serious consequences with the Executive Department. This department showed its appreciation of his evasive powers by awarding him a Buzzard at the termination of Second Class year. Entertaining the firm conviction that manual labor is degrading, he developed remarkable tact in avoiding working-parties on the summer cruises. What " Stuie " attempted to do, he did well, consequently he was seldom seen to exert himself to any extent in this respect. A confirmed Red Mike, he was seldom seen to drag. But " Stuie " has lost a miniature — that ' s not all. Buzzard (2). EVERETT WOOLMAN ABDILL Palmyra, New Jer sey AFTER treating the Philadelphia portion J . of our Navy to an inspection each year on Navy Day, " Ev " decided that when he reached the eligible age he would improve the outfit by giving his all. He pulled a " veni-vidi-vici " stunt upon his arrival at Crabtown and has continued to do so with all officers, instructors, classmates, friends and femmes. Femmes? Yes, indeed, for he has dragged many four O ' s and fair ones, but never once has he been unsat. " Ev " is one hundred per cent a Navy man. His first love for the Service was kindled in the Junior Naval Reserve. Now " Our Navy " rates higher with him than " Life " , so stand clear all you who would disparage our dear Service or even suggest the Marine Corps. At " Ev ' s " home, near Philly, many of his classmates have been privileged to enjoy such genuine hospitality, during our short leaves or after the big games, that they are unanimous in their decision that Palmyra is the best little Podunk in the East. " Hey, ' Ev ' , let ' s go to Heaven! " (O Class Baseball {4, 3, 2,1); Numerals (2); ; " Class Football {3, 2); Class JV resiling (3, 2); Manager Wrestling (l); Buzzard (2); Musical Clubs (i, 2). 9° o Oo JOSEPH LEE HERLIHY SOMERVILLE, MASSACHUSETTS " T T " HERE are you from, mister.? " W " Boston, sir. " Sure enough, " Joe, " or " Jo- Jo, " as he is some- tmies called, hails from the hub of this terres- trial sphere. Plebe year he started off with a bang, almost eliminating some of us by his savviness. The lower latitude damped his ardor, however and Youngster year found him just sat in that troublesome subject dubbed " Skmny. " " Joe " is one of the many claimants of that popular " academy caulking championship, " but he does not spend all his time sleeping. Athletics claimed him from the start, though it was not until Second Class year that he rose to prominence. Both the football and wrest- ling teams found him to be one of their big assets (speaking both literally and figuratively). Passing to the social side of his life, we find a man who deems the fair sex to be an essential part of life, if we may take the number of let- ters he receives as an indication of his attitude toward them. Itis with no few regrets that we see " Joe " pass from among us, his old friends, to make new ones by his kind-hearted nature. Varsity Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Farsitv Wrestling (4, 3, 2, 1); 1VNt ' (2); Class Wrestling (4); Crew (4). " Ev " 236 Joe JAMES DONOVAN LOVE JOY Bethesda, Ohio JN this cage we have the original, the one and only, Andrew Gump. He wears no man ' s collar, not even his own. When first he put that now-famous physiognomy inside these old gray walls, he thought that Johnny Walker was an evangelist. However, he received a liberal education Plebe year and broadened it in Christiania during Youngster cruise; so now he is a man of the world. He considers himself a traveler and will ex- plain to anyone, who will listen, just how it ' s done in any and every town and city from Chi- cago to Palm Beach. Ordinarily, the assembled throng gets up and leaves when he comes down with some remark like: " Now, when I was in Pittsburgh — " . " Andy " is quite an athlete and proves it by adniitting that he has eaten toast on three training tables for a period of one month each. Of course, he fails to mention the fact that class teams claimed his attention as soon as the coaches found out that he was a politician. Baseball Squad (4, 2); Basketball Squad (3); Class Baseball {4, 3, 2): Numerals (2); Class Basketball {4, 2). O DONALD FITZROY McLEAN Seattle, Washington DRAGGING Saturday, ' Mac ' .? " " No, just dragging for ' Doc ' while he ' s on duty. " He IS always ready to drag your girl for you, then, " try and get her " . When asked where he is going on leave he always has the same ready reply, " New Jer- sey. " In September, however, he makes his annual pilgrimage to far Seattle, " the Seaport of Success " . If you don ' t believe it, ask him. Divided as he is between two loves, it is hard to tell whether he prefers the femmes of the East or those of Seattle. However, if raving may be taken as an indication, the latter win by far. A charter member of the radiator club, he could be found in the room almost any evening after drill, reading a magazine which he had borrowed in the absence of some unsuspecting classmate and friend. When the dope about three years of compul- sory service after graduation became prevalent, " Mac " became very conscientious about Our Navy. The Naval Institute Proceedings be- came an integral part of his library and he is now very well informed about all matters per- taining to the service and his future career. Class Lacrosse (4); Radiator Club (4, 3, 2, 1). " Mac " 2i7 .tf Sfi iJ cherubic countenance in the other, the above depicted youth set out to convince the few unbelievers of the divine right of J. Wade. Sixteen years later, having acquired, in addi- tion to these two original assets, a fluent line, he decided to add Uncle Sam ' s Seminary to his list of conquests. And with these three alone, he ' s done it. What else could have pulled him safely through four stormy years with an unparalleled series of two-five-0 ' s flat.? What else could have saved his skin when he was a member of the " Brutal Nineteen, " Youngster year.? What else indeed, could have caused that little incident of about the same time.? Shortly after the old familiar word of, " Seventh Company stand by for inspection, " Lieutenant X. walked briskly into Plumpy ' s room. " Good morning, gen — " But there he stopped, overwhelmed to see a midshipman ' s table literally covered with American Beauty Roses. " Where did those come from, young man.? " " My last week ' s drag sent them, sir. " " Well, I ' ll be — bound to say vou ' re very lucky! " - . - And so he has been. His drags send him flowers and the Academics let him by. All power to a face, a line and a horseshoe! Oo ROBERT STETINIUS HATCHER San Antonio, Texas DON ' T crowd, ladies and gentlemen; there is room for all to see the only living com- bination in one mechanism of the sine curve and simple harmonic motion, the proud possessor of an angel face and a hirsute growth that any bos ' un ' s mate might envy. We have above depicted the one and only, the redoubtable " Woof " . " Woof " has always trusted to his cherubic countenance to get away with anything — wit- ness forty days in the Admiral ' s quarters Youngster cruise on the " Minnie " . But he started earlier than that. One day Plebe year, with the dun dust of Texas not yet shaken from his shoes, he walked into a Plebe room where a 2 P. O., with his buzzard on the arm opposite the door, was entertaining and instruc- ting (as was the quaint old custom) eight or ten Plebes. There ensued profound silence while " Woof " studied the Second Classman and that worthy studied the " Petite " . Finally, " Stat " broke the deep silence. " Sir, are you an Upper Classman.? " " Br-r, sweet slithering sons of slimy hop- toads, do I look like a doggone red-faced Plebe? " But that was all. The boy got away with it! And he ' s been " getting away with it " ever since. Go to it, " Petite " ! Log Staff {4), Log N; Star {3, 2); Lucky Bag Staff; Class Track {2, 1). JOHN FILLMORE ADDOMS Brooklyn, New York " YXTELL, what did you do with it ? " " Oh, it ' s my triple accursed kep! " " All right, then. Salty, I give in. Our brass- plated, blue-bound kep. " " You ' re a fine hombre to talk about keepin ' things. The only gilgadget you keep is this room like a hen-house. It ' s a worse mess than your RAMO in a Gump de Gutr prob. Ah, there ' s the M. C. with the mail. " " Nope, pas de shoes. It ' s food, chow, eats, wittles! In other words, your Haligonian ain ' t the only one who feeds the whole cosy, ham- and-eggin ' corridor of scofFin ' hyenas! " " Hey, lay off! Wait ' till I get the scissors to cut it. Where are they? Oh, you ' ve been cleaning your pipe with them agam. " " You ' ll get it all right. Pop. Any man who runs up a hundred dollars grad debts on a Lis- bon jeweller can fish out a baby spoon or two. " " Yeah, you ' ll do like with the laundry pins, save ' em until you get enough, and then throw them away. Gene will have a devil of a time with you ! " R HOWELL ARMOR New York, N. Y. AMMED it down mv throat, of course? " You mean my triple accursed kep. " " know where my things are. Now, my kep is where I put it, right here on this What the ? It ' s gone! " " Ah quhouoeee! It gifs mail. Une lettre. De Halifax, ain ' t it? And a peckage. Hell, t ' s for you. Shoes I suppose. Or maybe Woof or Jane sending a marble bust of Johnny Gow for those Etiquette books we shipped ' em. " " No. I ' ll admit that when she do, she do! Angel cake! Oh man! She must have meant that for me — " " Oh that ' s all right, it didn ' t need it very bad. We ' re not proud. Good golly, here ' s another female getting married! How will I get something to send her? " " Baby spoon? She oughta have some of them in her hope chest. Reminds me,Tarbaby, think I ' ll start a hope chest. " " How about Jo with you? She ' ll have to support you. You doggoned lop-eared repro- bate. Look it up in the dictionary. It says ' rejected by God ' s decree, abandoned, depraved, vicious, corrupt. ' You reprobate! " President of the Trident; LogStaff (5,4,3,2,1); Feature Editor Lucky Bag; Class Football (5); Class Water Polo (4, 3,2,1), Numerals (4); Battalion and Class Sho:cs {4, 3, 2); Class Supper Committee; Director Christian Association. ■ ' Hal ' 239 ... tkfXb r Ia - d " BERNARD LIGE AUSTIN Greenwood, South Carolina " QAY, ' Count ' , will you work this tenth O prob? Me and the wife have spent the whole period — " — " I ' m not that far yet, Jim, but I ' ll try it. We ' ll have to hurry, though. I have three pages more. " (After working several minutes.) — " Now listen, Px equals — " — " That ' s not the way we did, let me show you — — " You didn ' t get it, either. Let me do the talking and you ' ll see it. Px equals zero when — etc. — " Oh yes! I see! Thanks, ' Count ' ! Ill take it along if you don ' t mind. " — " Not at all, Jim. " (Starts to study again.) — " Goodness! Look at the time! And I ' m not near through! I wonder if the mail is up. I rate a letter today. " (Picks up books again.) — " There goes the bell! " (Continues to scan pages hastily. Jumps up, dashes out.) — " Ten seconds to go. " (Reaches formation, buttoning reefer, as late blast sounds.) Yet he never went out for track ! Bernard ' s unselfish nature has won for him many friends who expect success from this young idealist, who loves the navy and is ready to do more than his part. Lucky Bag Staff {2, 1); Class Gym (3, 2,1); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). ' ' Count " Oo SAMUEL SANDERS, Jr. Sumter, South Carolina " QAM, you aren ' t going to take a shower tj before formation are you ? " " Sure, plenty of time, five whole minutes. " " Well, Sam, you are going to make that block ' N ' in gym this year, aren ' t you? " " No, I ' m not good enough. Why Pearson and Clark and- " " There you go, underestimating your abil- ity as usual. Not wishing to change the sub- ject so abruptly, but are you coming over to the hop tonight? " " I don ' t know. ' Brad ' said something about going to the movies, so. " " Movies! And a perfectly good hop to go to! Come over and meet my little lady. She ' s a real treat. " " Has she got bobbed hair? " " Yes, her hair is — . " " Guess I ' ll go to the movies. Is that the bell? " . . " Yes, Sam, and you ' re late for sure this time. Can I help vou in any way? " " No, thanks, I ' ll get there all right. " And he did. As you may infer from the above sketch, Sam has his queer ideas and sticks to them so tenaciously that not even the summer cruises have been able to change his Puritanical views. Somehow he manages to hug the banks and avoid being swept along by the swirling tor- rent of life. Class Gym {4): Gym Team {3,2,1), GNT (2); Expert Rifleman. 240 ' ■ ' V Dt» oTf i FLOYD MASON FLETCHER Madison, Alabama AHA! The rosy dawn! Let Don Quixote sally forth again. Sancho, my trusty blade and my diamond studded sword belt. Knowest thou yon dignitary.? What.? Only one of the town boys? Why, I thought he was at least a First Classman. But haste thee and challenge the churl to combat. Ah, what have we here — some princess in distress? Let me forth to her rescue and tonight perhaps a rendezvous on the seawall. Pardon me, lieu- tenant, but I must have an O. A. O. Dare any- one to stand between us ? Avaunt thee, wretch ; I ' ll win the fair lady yet. Do you want to bet ? Wouldst have me punch thee full of holes? " What, sir, reveille? Not turned out? I knew I was dreaming. Oh, damn the twentieth cen tury anyway! " Though he often looks back yearningly to the days of romance, Floyd is very much alive in the present. As proof, hear this bit of counsel, " Now listen here! It ' s all right to be in love with a girl, but for goodness sake don ' t let her know it. Just as soon as she finds it out — she ' ll throw you for a loop and don ' t you forget it! " Class Fencing (3); fNAt {2),fNt{1); Sub Squad (5, 4, 3,2). H ' JOHN AMES HOLBROOK Boise, Idaho rOLBROOK! " " Here, sir. " " Holbrook!! " Here, sir. " Where are you? " " Here, sir. " Thus began " Jack ' s " Plebe year. An unknowing person would never suspect him of being the proud possessor of the reputa- tion as a proverbial snake. Yet, it ' s so. " What, another letter. Jack? " " Yea, Navy scored another one " , (waving the tenth letter for that day). At the hops the girls are in terror ' lest he should tire of them. " Where ' syourchaperone? Not here? Where ' s your escort? Haven ' t seen him for six dances? Well, I ' ll take you to the cloak room. " Having lived everywhere from France to sunny Hawaii and the Philippines, he seems to have acquired quite a broad knowledge of this old world and its ways. A true academic savoir. If you don ' t believe it, ask him for information on the second point of Aries or the growth of lignum vitae. " What! Me take charge of the room? No, we won ' t shake! I win! Oh boy! When they play ' No More Rivers ' ! Turn over the other side and put on ' California ' . I ' m going back to the Presidio. " Mandolin Club (2, 1). ■F letch " ' Jack ' 241 «g fa -! ° 1 LEO ADOLPH BACHMAN Pulaski, Iowa THE Alps sent us Leo, via Iowa. The life on the rough plains seems to have put more brawn and brain in his make-up than hay-seed in his hair; for, as a " wrassler " he has pulled the necks of the members of the wrest- ling squad an inch longer than they originally were and, as a student, he has scored many clean falls on the Academics. In Leo ' s life, women are conspicuous by their absence. Keeping them out of his sphere is the one thing he does best. He kept his dragging slate clean for three years. It ' s strange, too. Leo has the potentialities of a snake, but he just never " snook " . " What ' s the data, Leo? " is all that it takes to set him off and away he goes on the latest nouvelles in the papers, expounding the arcane philosophy of Plato or Nietzsche, or pointing out the salient features of a Thermo lesson. His ability in the latter indoor sport has earned him the title of " Leo, the Lion-Hearted, friend of the dumb beasts " . Wrestling Squad {2, 1); , Hell Cats {4). HAROLD MACTAVISH SYLVESTER Alexandria, Louisiana Wl and 9« ' " ITH his flaming red hair and many freckles, he lived in the land of sugar cane and pralines. But at the tender age of fifteen, he left his vale of perfection and came to the country of Crabs, Dago Profs and squilgees, bringing his red hair, laughing brown eyes, freckles and all. Periodically, " Red " becomes possessed of an idea. During Plebeyear he evolved " Sea Dust " , which grew to be a Second Class text book. Youngster year, he was the Gyroscopic Naviga- tor. When he became navigator, he didn ' t fancy taking sights and working computations. He would make an adjustment, set a few levers and forget about navigation until the anchor rattled out the hawse pipe. Second Class year his rul- ing passion was the unipolar motor. It puzzled the Juice Department for a whole month, at the end of which they took their revenge in red ink on the mark sheet. " Red " often flirts with the idea of entering the Aviation branch of the service. After watching him navigate the air above the tum- bling mat in a whirl of arms and legs, we must admit that he takes quite naturally to that element. Gym Squad (4, 3, 2, I); NA (4),gNt{3,2); Hell Cats {4, 3); Bronze Medal, Tumbling (.?); Silver Medal {2). Leo ■•S n 242 ' Red " w r 4 , i ittBWfinO»fc . SAMUEL MORGAN BAILEY DuBois, Pennsylvania THE above masterpiece of photographic art, a model wife, ever loving and devoted through four long hard years of great trials and many woes has given more than one of his fel- lows unbounded faith in the human race. His ancestry is rather vague, but from my personal observations I firmly believe that he has more Scotch (you remember the famous brothers) in him than anything else. Those who were fortunate enough to see him in threatricals Plebe year know of his abil- ities as an actor. As " Lna " and as the intrepid and valiant hunter of the " filly-loo, " " Sammy " knew no superior. He ' s not superstitious, yet he has an uncanny faith in his " Peace Dollar. " He almost lost it once. Just ask him to tell you about it. My modesty forbids. A firm advocate of the radiator bull-ring andtheconservation of energy, " Sammy " claims membership in all clubs for indoor sports. Hush, little boy, don ' t cry, You may be an Admiral bye and bye. Qui sait? HERBERT PARRY SHELDON PUNXSUTAWNEY, PENNSYLVANIA WHEN " Angel Child " first showed his face to light of day all the girls for miles around begged their mothers to buy them one just like him, but, unfortunately, " That ' s all there is; there ain ' t no mo ' . " Don ' t let this mislead you, however, for he is neither a snake nor a cake-eater. Constancy should be his middle name. If you don ' t think so, ask him. Modest and retiring in the eyes of the world, he is, nevertheless, a bear-cat in private. His ability to withstand the rigors of continued caulking has won for him a Morphean shrine. At the end of Youngster year, " Herbie " defied both the Navy doctors and the Ac Depart- ment to " try and get him. " He got away with it and, incidently, three months leave while the rest of us braved the unknown dangers of Culebra and St. Kitts. During his career in the Academy, he has changed his mind about his branch ot service at least once per month, his choice jumping from Gyrenes to Aviation and back again. But in the end he chose the line, as becomes the true son of Neptune that he is. " Herbi 243 !•••!.■ -. ' SVi fi V, RALPH VAUGHN BALDWIN Sheldon, Connecticut FROM Connecticut comes this handsome youth, a walking contradiction of the theory that good manners are bounded on the north by the Mason and Dixon Hne. However, his transition tolAnnapoHs was softened by a year at Teel ' s on the baniis of the Severn, where " Ray " learned to speak of decks and ladders and started his struggle to obtain the elusive two-five. This struggle, by the way, occupied much of his time during his stay at the Academy. " Ray " never devoted much of his time to athletics. In fact, a " let-George-do-it " atti- tude was always noticeable in his athletic career; but then, who would expect one room to produce two " A " Squad men.? Although he doesn ' t drag as often as some of the snakes, his percentage of bricks has been lower than that of most of those who have sallied forth at the N. A. hops. One of Ralph ' s greatest assets is his good nature which is ever indicated by his cheery smile. We hope that that smile may never cease to light up his countenance! Sub Squad (3, 2). 9 ' Oc WILLIAM GEORGE DEVENS Beacon, New York ANY New York Central conductor can tell you where Beacon is — " Fifty-eight miles from New York City, sir. All the passing loco- motives whistle there. " But, being deeply interested in wave lengths and everything wet, " Dev " left the duchess of Dutchess County flat and decided on a life on the deep blue sea. Born on the night of the great storm, in March, 1901, he has since had a stormy career on the football field. " That big guy in there throwing ' em around.? Oh, that ' s Devens. You can be d — d glad you don ' t have to be out there every night letting him throw yoic around. " To him, the varsity lacrosse team is merely spring training. " George " honored St. Louis with his presence in 1919-20. He liked the capital of the " King- dom of Show Me " so well that he returned again on Second Class leave. Incidentally, his class pin was lost there. This heavyweight is an example of what the book lists as " the regular Irish type " : hair, black as burnt cork, two big, " baby-stare " , blue eyes and two dimples. " Dev " holds two records. He dragged blind only once while in the Academy, and can dodge more bricks in one season than any other mid- shipman of history. B Squad (4, 3); A Squad {2,1), N U); Lacrosse Squad (3. 2, I); LNT {2). D .. ' » ' Ra 244 " Dev " w € m ii la n HERBERT REED BALLINGER Los Angeles, California STEVE Brodie took a chance. " Here we have the expression of " Red ' s " philosophy, rehgion, and appetite — a creed which he has kept ever before him through Academic sieges, summer cruises, and Septem- ber leaves. It may be indiscreet even to whis- per how it led him into the wilds of San Fran- cisco ' s China Town and left a mark forever on his Youngster soul, or how, when the O. A. O. tried to raise his tastes with a grand opera, he again took a chance. Attempting to catch up in lost sleep, as soon as the lights were out, he set up competition with the star by his son- orous tonality. Perhaps, however, it was only his natural aversion to Dago which drove him to this last drastic proceeding, for this certain lingo has always been his Academic Jonah. After graduation, he intends to take his chance with the Navy. " It ' s the best life ever and the only one for me. " More power to our Navy, for " Red " has all the energy and pluck which his fiery head proclaims. FoolballB Squad (4,3); [ Football A Squad (2, 1). Q ' ROBERT ARTHUR KEYER, Jr. Natchez, Mississippi DIDN ' T you hear it? That ' s the most famous laugh in the Navy. Anyone who has heard " Jane " demonstrate his laughing ability in a concert of glee knows full well that his sense of humor, once aroused, is irrepres- sible. He even tells, inhis moreintimate moods, of a time back in Second Class year when the presiding representative of the Dago Depart- ment threatened to eject him bodily from the room if he did not control his mirth. Work bothers " Jane " not at all, because he plays hard. He still remembers a time Young- ster year when he thought he was in the toils for sure. " All ' s well that ends well " , but he has not yet forgotten. What is there left to tell.? The fair sex? Well he kno ws something of their ways and many of them remember him. (Whether with pleasure or great pleasure, this chronicle saith not.) He can say in a fairly convincing way that he has purchased only one miniature and one class pin, but perhaps practice makes him perfect in saying that. Class Basketball (2); Class Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); Gymhkana (4). ■ Red " ' Napoleon " 24S 6 c THEODORE BLANCHARD Highland Falls, New York ATTENTION!! Introducing the Naval IV Academy interpretation of " ye olde time liberalist. " " Ted " gained this reputation Plebe summer and has kept it ever since. He is known all over the place as the real friend of the under classes, the man who strongly disapproves in rates between the upper classes and the first counsel of defense for any who get in Dutch. A good-natured, easy-going, likeable nature which is a veneer for a true, deep-thinking, sincere man, to whom honor means everything. In athletics, " Ted " has carried out the phy- sical purpose of the Academy to the letter. He entered as tall, awkward, unhandy a youth as ever left the Hudson Valley; but by con- stant striving he has secured a physique to be proud of. Thanks are due to football and two years of the Glendon touch. Luck to you, " Ted, " in the Service or out. Crezv Squad {2,1); Class Football (3); Class Track {4, 3, 2) Numerals (2). DONALD SEYMOUR WALKER South Orange, New Jersey DON came to us from New York Military Academy. While he was going to school there, he had little time for athletics. More honor to him because, when he came to us, he went out for football and the last two sea- sons saw him in every game, including the Army games. We all know the holes he made through " Fritz " Briedster and MulHgan, the Army star linesmen. He has the honor of being the lightest intercollegiate tackle in the country. He has always manifested a carefree atti- tude in matters not pertaining to his duty or his job; yet his very orthodox beliefs in things religious or of a more or less serious nature indicate that he is capable of sincere and earnest thought. Don is always a good sport and a good fighter. He gives the other fellow ' s feelings due regard in all his words and acts. Football B-Squad (4,3); A-Sqnad [3, 2, 1) Block N {2, 1); Crezv Squad (2); Director Christian Association (3); Secretary Christian Association {2); I rice President Christian Association (I). Class Track (3); Hop Committee (3). Ted " :seR 246 " Don " , rt gyjis fa ! Ife3 BRAINERD NORTON BOCK Middle Haddam, Connecticut ANYBODY in here want to fight? " A L shght show of willingness by one of the crowd started a rough and tumble — in the wash basin, over the table, and finally ending with ' Brainless ' topside, torturing his victim with a near ear and further thumb hold. " Who ' s papa now? " (No answer). ' " Who ' s papa? I ' ll twist this thumb off. " " Hey, leggo, you ' re papa-o-o-ooh! " " You had better watch how you fool with a 7nan hereafter! See? " " Brainless, " being satisfied, settled down and entered into the conversation of the crowd, with his usual dry wit. " You say you need five stamps? You ' re just a bum. Why don ' t you " req " stamps; it wouldn ' t break you. Oh well, if you ' ve got to have them, come over; I ' ll give you some, but I know I ' ll never get them back. For these fine classmates of mine, I ' m always a ripe peach just waiting to be picked. " Thus has " Brainless " gone through the Academy, making friends with his good-na- ; tured sarcasm, always scrapping, and always ready to do a good turn. STONE ELKIN BUSH Covington, Georgia IT was at table 97, the evening meal had been finished and frightened Plebes were amus- ing their seniors, as directed. Beside " Stony " sat the rather famous Mr. Weiser. The fol- lowing conversation ensued: " Mr. Bush, come down with a ' limerick ' , let ' s have it! Come down with something! " ' Stony " knitted his brows in deep study for a moment and then began: " The man sitting near by, sir Bearing the name of Bud Weiser Of the Second Class Is the biggest jack-ass. This I maintain is no lie, sir. " So it is always with this quiet, philosophical, moody youth! With a tongue armed for any occasion he walks thru life, liut never runs. He is a potential athlete, a potential author, but too much of a Southerner to tread the steep path of fame. He enjoys " living in a house by the side of a road and watching the race of men go by. " Black N; P. A. List; Class Swimming (J, 2). 9 ' ' Brainless " n " Stone-E " 247 ...d tJ KS MAURICE MILES BRADLEY Carey, Ohio " " TA AILY Report of Conduct of Midshipmen J_ Attached to the U. S. Naval Academy. Bradley, M. M— Untidy in dress. Same — Not properly shaved. Same — Improper performance of duty. " Notice: Latest reports assert that all of Purgatory has frozen over. Grave fears are entertained for lower regions. Gaze on the rose without a thorn, the shield without a scar. Having successfully eluded the scouts of the Arrow Collar Company, " Mike " retired to the Navy and joined " Les Miser- ables " in the search for the nimble 3.4. His announced policy Plebe Summer was " Mod- eration in all things. " Upon this basic prin- ciple he has perfected a system that carries him through any of our days with ease, grease, and results. The one weakness of this system is " Brad ' s " cherished sleep, into which he falls with depraved abandon and, in spite of reports circulated by slanderous members from New Jersey, this is his only vice. Here ' s to you " Brad, " our sane and level-headed shipmate. Buzzard (2). CLARENCE LINDSAY WINECOFF Concord, North Carolina " " TAO you think that Math Prof is a success.? i_V Why before I ' m as old as that guy, I ' ll build a bridge that will make Hell Gate look like a footpath. " This shows " Chink ' s " gen- eral attitude towards the Ac Departments. Since the burial of Math., he hasn ' t had so much reason to give vent to his feehngs, ex- cept that now and then a Nav. P-work will cause him to break up a chair or two. His ' lit- erary tastes sometimes eclipse his desires for study on the academic subjects. However, when necessity demands, he always rises to the occasion as evidenced by the fact that in many - complex situations, academic and otherwise, he has coped successfully with the forces against him. He likes to play the philosopher. Some say, " He knows his oats, " others say, " He doesn ' t. " Qui sail? Each fall he aspires to be an athlete, whereupon he wanders to the boxing room. But usually the only thing that gets hurt is himself or his aspiration. " I ' ll give that girl of mine one more day to , write to me. After that Ask ' Brad, ' he knows. " Q ' " Brad " 248 " Chink " j: ' ' J3 z JOHN WILBUR BRADY Del Roi, Texas STUDY hour — loud snores with sHght varia- tions as M. C. passes word. Alarm goes off, denoting two minutes to formation. " Oh, hell! What say, let ' s take one of our cuts this period ? " Bell rings and bugle blows. Much gusto as a frantic search is made for collar, cap, books, reefer, etc. Entrance of young tornado, throwing cap and books to the four winds. " Damn, I ' m unlucky! I never get a thing I know on a slip. " " Midshipman Goophus, Fourth Class, sir. " " Why were you talkmg in ranks.? Go to the gym and knock off twenty-five stoopfalls. " " Hot dog! Ain ' t that cute.? Boy, I bet she ' ll be tickled to death to get it. " " What, no mail.? " HENRY PEYTON HOWARD, Jr. Hyattsville, Maryland REVEILLE sounds, then late blast. " Oh, - ' Pate ' ! " (Silence). " Oh, ' Pate ' ! " (Still silence, very profound silence). Down the alley comes the inspecting officer. " Get up. " (Harshly). Slowly " Pate " opens one eye. Equally slowly he thrusts one foot out of bed and onto the cold deck. The door bursts open and closes again. ' ' Pate " closes his eye and swings his foot back into bed. (More silence). As an athlete, he is good, both indoors and out, though, sad to say, he exercises mostly in. He never bones because studies are fruit, and besides, it is too much trouble. The usual sounds are the shuffling of cards and mutterings of, " Four spades. Five hearts. " In the spring he mixes tennis and Lucky Bag work with the winter sports of dragging and bridge. In between times there is always the Cosmo. (If anyone on the deck buys a new copy it is sure to be in his room before the night is over). He ' s young and not in love — yet. Years from now when he has four stripes and when a little boy climbs upon his knee and says, " Daddy, tell me about the Academy, " " Pate " will answer, " It ' s the most wonderful place in the world. " Lucky Bag Staff; ' Class Tennis (4, 3, 2); Class Basketball (3, 2). Jim , ' Pate " i 249 A WILLIAM HILL BRERETON Atlanta, Georgia GORDON DENSLOW KISSAM New York City (Most Any Evening.) " T)ILL " : What ' s the Juice? — Goover and ask JLJ Morgan, will ya ? " Kiss " : He ' s too cozy — he won ' t tell us— we gotta P-work, anyway. Let ' s French ? " B " : Play a record first— not that, this one — Ch, ch, ch, ch, it ' s absolutely the best I ' ve ever heard. — Isn ' t it great? — Just listen to that saxophone— oh, boy! — What are ya going to wear? — I haven ' t got a shirt. " K " : Get one from " Abe " . I ' ll ask " Geemynder " . " B " : For God ' s sake, don ' t wear that tarn o ' shanter. Have you got my other sock? " K " : C ' mon, let ' s go. The M. C. spoons on me. " B " : Thank the Lord, it isn ' t as cold as it was. Gee, what a moon! — They can see us all over the yard. " K " : I don ' t care— it ' d take some Jimmy-legs to get me. — I wasn ' t put on proba- tion Plebe year not to know how to use my legs. " B " : Wish it was June Week — kind of nights we ought to have then. — Steve ' s got a car. — Breeze Inn and neck, ho! " K: " Damn! Why don ' t you at least take one girl at a time? I don ' t see what kick you get out of it. " B " : Well, I do — I ' ll tell you about the parties I have fixed up for Easter, later. I ' ll celebrate after no hops for eight weeks — you ' re a con- stant lover, eh ? One a hop! " K " : Well, I ' ll only go to one next year. There ' s the wall; you better hop over — I won ' t tear my trou this time Literary Editor, Lucky Bag; Los Staff (J, 2); , Class Track {3, 2, 1); Numerals {2). —I ' m feeling better. " B " : The Short Line guy is gypping us — I know where he gets it — We ' ll go there and then meet Freddy at Ogle. " K " : I hope he has called up the car to take us in. I should have tended to getting drawings together — there isn ' t even a cover for next week ' s " Log " . You ' ve got six hundred words to write, too — I was supposed to tell you that. " B " : Well, we have gym tomorrow — I can write it then; — they won ' t miss us very much — Lord! I am glad your eyes are poor; you ' d have saluted that officer sure. " K " : I ' m not that stupid — a 2.54 for the course in Math denotes brains! Later — (Chorus) Good-night, Mrs. C. we ' ve enjoyed the evening — " K " : Tell the man to drive through the main gate — we ' re in a rush. There goes taps now. " B " : I don ' t see why you ' re worried — you ' d be shocked if you saw a regbook. I hope the Plebe has his windows open. (Still later).— All turned in, sir. " K " : All O. K. At least we weren ' t shot at this time by gamboling james-legs. Good-night. " B " : Check. Jrt Editor, Lucky Bag; Log Staff (4,3,2); Art Editor, Log {1); Chairman Pin Committee; Chairman Ring Committee; Chairman Christmas Card Committee; I Captain Class Track {3, 2); , Expert Rifleman; Hop Committee ( ). 250 Bunny " Ki ?! f g ftt h.! ♦ - " " m aS m LAURANCE LeWRIGHT BROWNING Maysville, Kentucky THROUGH the clever froth of the conversa- tion cuts a sharp, acid remark, like too much salt in the salad dressing, or the taste of soap in your morning coffee. The ennui of the utterly world-wise. The egotism of a marine lieuten- ant. The tongue of a clever widow. The charm of a rank cynic. The laziness of a Spanish nobleman. Larry Browning ' s life at the Naval Academy has been an amused pose. His armor of cyni- cism was undoubtedly assumed to protect some- thing valuable but vulnerable in his make-up. Even his best friends sometimes fear that he has forgotten what that something was and that his very posing is a pose. - What he does, however, he does well. Which, " although it is not straining his capacity, is Jo " quite considerably more than many do. Lucky Bag Staff. o HENRY TUCKER READ Hendersonville, N. C. HENRY, a solemn lad, The best companion ever had, Gazes from this page with eyes so clear Thanking God his picture ' s safely here. Not an athlete bold with form divine. He is wont to smoke and quaff his wine. His rule of life — no mystery. What one is and wills, one still will be. He never from the service will depart; It is his life, his soul, his strength; The salt sea spray brings joy into his heart, And on the sea he aims at length An admiral ' s stars to, calm, acquire, And when gained, to finally retire. Larry Oo OoO O ' Nautical " 2S1 k - " ' ° _ J JOSE -MANUEL CABAXILLAS Mayaguez. Porto Rico WHAT: No letter: . nd I wrote to her yesterday. " ■■ ' ho: Miy — till it in yourself to suit his present tastei. of course. " Oh, what do you think they do. send your mail by aiqjlane? " ' Thus it goes on from day to day. class to class, 2.5 to 2.5. If you want to get a frank opinion of the V., B. fie A. railroad, just drop into the hery- " Joe ' s " boudoir some day when the mail is delayed. Be sure, though, to bring a sharp knife along to cut through the hea%-y " blue atmosphere. We have to give full credit to our triend from the sunny island of Porto Rico. It takes both grit and brains to master the elusive knowledge in a foreign tongue and Jose pos- sesses both these qualities, for he knocks the .A.C Department silly even, " time they give him a chance to train his guns. His motto seems to be that saying of John Paul Jones ' . " I may not win success, but I will endeavor to deserve it. " Time will tell, but we believe that before .Atropos cuts his thread ot lite " Joe " ' will have both deser -ed and won success. Class football {4); Class Track {3, 2, 1 ) ROBERT H.AMPSON THOMAS .McKeesport, Penns t.vam. WHEN our husky " Bob ' ; left his smoky home town to devote himself to the de- fense of his country-, he had not yet trifled with the members of the roUing-pin brigade. Now, he is a connoisseur of the fair ones. - sit to Lisbon and a trip back home brought the change. .Also. " Bob " is in love! In the early days of Plebe year, he was a favorite among the Upper Classmen, and his size, together with his affinity for an " thing digestible, won for him the name of " Jumbo. ' The Academics have held no terrors tor him, and on many occasions he has shown what brains can do in our game of " 2.: . " In ath- letics, he contributed his best, winning a rep- utation in football and crew. He is bound to succeed wherever he goes, and he will alwavs have friends, for he knows how to be one. Congenial and cheerful, he changes not in spite of weather, wind and sea. - LLSTOX DU PRE CALHOUN. Jr. Greenwood. South Carolina THE brakes screeched. I jumped in and we were off. Several country- towns with their gaping citizens had been left in our wake. — " Oh. boy. but this girl is a sweet little dame. If it weren ' t for that Washington girl I could fall for her. I believe. " — " But " John C ' how are you getting her out of this jail of school? " — " Letter from her father, kid! — Oh! Let me-e s-e-e-e-e. " The car stopped with a jerk, shot backward, gave a lurch forward and we were off again, with course changed 180°. — " Miat the — : " I inquired. — " Oh. I just forgot that letter. This will teach me a lesson, though. LU never start any- where again without stopping to ask myself if I haven ' t forgotten something. " This little incident is typical but does not bring out one ot his foremost traits. That is his dogged determination. Once his mind is made up. love, money nor even a charming lady can dissuade him from his purpose. If it be true that. " Miere there is a will there is a way. " A. D. Calhoun will find a way. Fencing Squad (4); Rifle Squad (4, 3): , Boxing Squad (3. 2,1): S. Expert Rifleman. C THOMAS UPTOX SISSOX. Jr. Winona, Mississippi HISTORY shows that Southern men who achieve success in this institution and in their life ' s work have small beginnings and reach their aims onl - through hard, concen- trated effort. " Tom " is a splendid example of that rule. -Although not yet great in the eyes of the world, he has a tenacity of purpose which has made him one of the most successful men in his class. As proof of this fact, it may be noted that his first attempt at one of our Academic terrors was a complete failure, whereas his last was 100 ' c perfect. es. there is a girl in the case. It was she who caused him to get the better of an argument which pertained to his going all the way to Mississippi one Christmas leave. . mong his many good qualities, his most pleasing and best is that of being a frank and outspoken man who has a strength and warmth of sincerity. We look forward to seeing the name of another Sisson in the Hall of Fame. Class Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2). o Ob i JOSEPH ANTHONY CALLAGHAN Easton, Maryland " " VTOW down in the South Sea Islands, with J. a beautiful moon shining overhead, the waves following one another toward the beach only to return in the undertow, the palm trees gently swaying to the night ' s cool breeze and a girl — " . Don ' t call " Joe " a soap box orator — that would wronghim — he doesn ' t need the box. When peace and quietness reign, " Jo Jo " bursts forth about the South Sea Islands, his ambitions to become a soldier of fortune in some South American country or the Asiatic station. If he should pen his vivid imaginings, he would surely become a great author; but who could read his hieroglyphics, which put the characters of King Tut ' s time in the shade.? The Navy fortunately has a strong hold on him, and, as the salt piles up behind his ears, doubt- less the gold will accumulate on his sleeves. A bit of advice to the architect of his parlor, bed- room and bath — leave room for argument. EUGENE TREFETHEN SEAWARD KiTTERY, Maine THEN we fired a parting shot at " Swede " and turned into our room, " Well " , began the Grand Old Man of the Navy, " that Juice Department scored on me again today. The series now stands 3-0 in favor of — " He stopped short, his jaw dropped, and his eyes glared straight ahead at the table a few feet away. Non-plussed, my own orbs followed his stare, and focused on the object of his consternation. Before us lay the familiar blue Reg Book and the sickly greenish-blue blotter, but another object, a scarlet rectangle fragrantly foreign to Its surroundings, glared forth, assailing eyes and nostrils simultaneously. The whole atmos- phere was filled with its fragrance. Together we remembered our letters of two weeks ago to prospective blind drags. This must be an an- swer from one of them. He dashed forth, grab- bed the fiery epistle, and turned it over. It was Pop ' s. I swore softly, while he looked blank. But as he read, a smothered chuckle emerged from the bewildered lad and his face was gradu- ally transformed to that of a happy maiden in an orchard in " Blossom-time " . :V;7,I i " •=3 CHARLES HOWARD CALLAWAY Clarksville, Georgia THE cynosure of the hour, he sits on the edge of a table and pours forth his usual entertaining and laughter-inspiring line to his audience of classmates. " Compare Kuzooka! Was I embarrassed? — Does a rose ever blush? " Why, when they called for cou ple number three to step forward and receive the prize, I just assumed that look-me-over-reporter pos- ture, gave my girl my arm and up we went to receive the bouquet of cabbage leaves. " Did they give a yell for me? — Nine rahs, Ash can. " " In the next ' Paul Jones ' dance I got an awful brick and when the music stopped she gave me that who-shot-Sally look and said, ' You certainly dance divinely, Mr. Ash Can. ' " Charlie " is not only our Touchstone, how- ever; he is one of those who has his serious thoughts but does not burden his friends with them. In short he is a typical Southerner, quite unassuming, seemingly unambitious, truly sportsmanlike and " a man for a ' that " . Inter-Collegiate Duelling Szvord Champion (3); q Fencing Squad {4, 3, 2, I); N (i), FNt {2); Class Baseball {4, 3, 2), Numerals (2); j-« Class Football U). V " ROBERT OCTAVIUS MINTER Martinsville, Virginia OUT of Virginia, rich with her traditions of the past, has come this dark eyed, dark haired youth. Whether or not Mary will be another for the Old Dominion to add to her long list of heroes, we cannot say; but listen a moment and decide for yourself. Savvy Dago Prof: " That may be so, Mr. Minter, but I ' ve never heard of it. " Mary: (In a low voice that was not low enough) " I suspect there are several things you have never heard of. " But, passing from the gloomier aspects of life, let us take ourselves to that long to be remembered October of 1920, when, without a word of warning, a loud, vulgar voice pro- claimed: " Henceforth, mister, thy name shall be Mary in honor of the great actress. " So thus it has been. A youth to fortune and to fame as yet un- known; Large will be his bounty, for his soul ' s sin- cere. But no further do we seek his merit to dis- close • Or draw his frailties from their dread abode. Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); Buzzard (2). i -» 7 JJ Cal ' -Bob ' 2SS r v ' " itPSSit- z ROBERT LORD CAMPBELL, Jr. Kalamazoo, Michigan w it was just a chance either way, " says ' Bob " , expressing his own com- forting philosophy, when things go wrong. Perhaps the quiet, philosophical way with which he has taken hard knocks is the main cause of his having had so few of them. One doesn ' t often see him exerting himself, but his calm stick-to-it attitude usually lands him where he wants to be, while the rest of us are still wondering what it ' s all about. " Sir, I ' m not ambidextrous. I can ' t catch this blinker message with one eye and write it with the other. " This won him deserved fame in the Seamanship Department. The other academics also turned up their toes before " Bob ' s " withering line, while he nonchalently plucked the marks from the little red books. Distance preventing his dragging from Michigan and intermediate points being as unknown quantities, " Bob " has largely con- fined his social activities, between leaves, to Crabtown and vicinity. Incidentally, this state of affairs has been to the apparent grati- fication of certain portions thereof. In spite of the fact that he gets his dates mixed now and then, his ingenuity always gets him out of trouble. [After all, " It ' s just a chance, either way. " Class Lacrosse (3); Class Soccer (2, 1); Log Staff (3,1); Lucky Bag Staff. o O Oo " Bob " 256 " O AY, did you ever see this? It ' s the passport kj I had when I was a quartermaster of the St. Paul during the war. It reminds me of the time we were in Liverpool, and the skipper and I — " , and he ' s off in a cloud of shavings on another of his tales. If he could only work Math probs like he can spin yarns! But he says he ' s intelligent, not savvy. Four years of consistent football, and three years of untiring effort at crew have shown that behind a mild and benign countenance (glance above) there lurks perseverance and the fight- ing spirit of the name. But that isn ' t all of it. The drags he drags — try to count ' em! From Wardour to Christi- ania, from Panama to the Oranges (N. J.), he drags often and sat. Thus, he travelled and loved from north to south, from east to west, but home holds tlu ' real charms, feminine and otherwise. Football (4, 3, 2); A-Squad (I); Crew {3, 2,1). ii : ! f ' • ' ? - iOi ' .... J ' Copyright by Harper and Brothers Courtesy of Harper ' s Magazi Painted by W. J. Aylward Where East Meets West M z WILLIAM PEARSOL COCHRAN, Jr. Wayne, Pennsylvania DO you know this lad? Perhaps you can tell me something about him. For four years we ' ve been more or less together but for the life of me I can ' t figure him out. Now, it is usually fairly easy to see into the workings of most of our classmates because of the very intimacy of our life; but with Bill you can ' t do that. I don ' t infer that he ' s a superman, for he isn ' t; yet, on the other hand, it isn ' t a case of his having nothing within that might some- times bubble over. He ' s pretty ambitious, and has capabilities, too. On the other hand, he isn ' t so full of such things that he makes life disagreeable for the rest of us. He likes to talk, but barely misses being a really good Mexican athlete. Athletically, he is a track man who goes out for the dashes — the hundred yards at the Academy and Curacao in Copenhagen. I guess he looks more to me like an ingot in the making than anything else — not yet tempered, enough carbon, ductile, and no bad pitting. " Damn, this room is cold! " Editor, Lucky Bag; Class Track (4, 3); Numerals (3); Track Squad (2); farsitv Nuvierals {2); Log Staff (4, 3); Bronze Pin {4); Gymkhana {4,3); 13 Secretary, Trident {2, 1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Supper Committee; Director, Christian Association ( ). O o CHARLES WARREN WILKINS Thorofare, New Jersey " AW,_gee, I don ' t feel like studying! Think 1 . I ' ll go down to Hank ' s room and shoot the bull. " Off he trots to indulge in his favorite avocation, and the argument he starts soon waxes hot enough to be heard by the whole corri- dor. 1 hediscussion ends in the inevitable rough- house. Slam! (That ' s the door) " Wilkie " emerges hastily, followed by an old shoe or whatever happens to be handy. Then, from a safe dis- tance, he indulges in a few " last words. " He excuses his laziness in two ways: first, " The only way a man can relax around this place is to shoot the bull. No kidding, if it yasn ' t for that, we ' d all go crazy; " and second, " Gosh, I just can ' t concentrate on this stuff. I ' ve read this line three times and haven ' t gotten anything out of it yet Hey, wife, where ' s your Cosmo.? " He loves to " jes ' set. " Once he gets com- fortable, he won ' t get up for love nor money and even has nerve enough to ask somebody else to hand him the matches off the table not two feet away. " I wonder who ' s kissing her now! " Rifle Squad {3, 2) NA (3); Buzzard (2); Expert Rifleman. " n eary 1S7 STOCKTON BEEKMAN COLT, Jr. Elizabeth, New Jersey S ' ] headed for the Point, but Fate decreed otherwise and he finally landed here during the latter part of Plebe sum- mer. As a result of this fact, or because of an unbalanced Plebe education, too much of his time being taken up with more menial services as the worthy valet, " Nottingham " , he at- tracted attention Youngster cruise by striking six bells at six o ' clock. In fact, time has given him trouble in more ways than one — especially in Nav P-works and in getting to formations. Like many others, his boyhood ambitions were high, but Fortune has dealt hard with him Academically. Second Class year the Math. Department scored heavily and he nearly followed in that well-blazed trail. He gritted his teeth, however, and asserted by actions as well as words: " The Medical Board got one of the Colts out of the Navy, but I ' ll be damned if the Ac Board gets the other! " Considering the demoralizing influence of a more or less non-reg wife, " Stock " has trodden a fairly straight path, with the excep- tion of an unfortunate little scrape Youngster year which deprived most of the Fourth Deck crowd from going to New York for the Army- Navy Game. JOSEPH MARTIN PICKETT WRIGHT Mobile, Alabama A HIGH brown baby from Alabam! Yep! — Only " Joe ' s " mean tint was acquired on three cruises and just like " Pert, " that water- proof rouge, it won ' t come off. Even the well- reputed Ivory refuses to do the tnck. As a result of many workouts, " Joe ' s " bear- ings are well oiled and he shakes a mean pair of ankles at the hops. And say! — you haven ' t seen the half of it. Just you ask him about that eventful eve in the " Blue Horse. " He may be capable of deep thought, but there ' s never any indication of it. The fact is, " Joe ' s " been vote d the lightest lightweight of the fourth deck, but he ' s got a close second in the one who is thusly dragging his formerly good reputation into the mire. Modest, always ready for fun, savvy as they make ' em, and just slightly non-reg — add ' em all up and you have the man " Joe ' s " friends know him to be. " Hot diggity dog! " Class Lacrosse (2); Numerals (2). Q ' 258 ' Six Bells " ' f o %: Joe z. MAURICE MORTIMER DeWOLF Hart, Michigan HE is characterized by a love of the great outdoors, a predilection for philosophy, and an avocative study of woman in her amor- ous moods. None of these is preeminent but all blend in such a way that the solaces of each always dull the barbs of the other. The fundamental prmciples of his philosophy are perseverance and knowledge, for he says, " The thing is to know what you want, then get It. " Whatever it is, wherever it is, whether it be sailing in Chriitiania, collecting antiques in Tangiers, pursuing some elusive dryad, " Doc " perseveres and wins. He is a big man in mind and body, a com- manding figure in any group. Nor has he spared his giant frame in athletic work to better the Academy and, though he has not achieved the premier role in all things which he has tried, at least his efforts have been whole-hearted and appreciated. Crew Squad (4, 3, 1); Crossed Oar Numerals; Football (4); Buzzard {2). O Q ' JACK NEWTON OPIE, Illd Staunton, Virginia JACK " is the great and original exponent ot system. He boasts a note-book on every subject he ever studied and eve n on the Y. M. C. A. lectures. It is not for himself alone, however, for this tall youth is a veritable bur- reau of information for all the struggling un- sats, just before an exam. His life and actions are governed by theory, one being, " Drinking water never made any man a pauper nor any woman a widow. " He claims that he has been a total abstainer both at home and abroad; but with that red nose, " Jack, " we are sometimes forced to doubt you. As for his theories on high jumping, he keeps his tolerant roommate awake half the night enumerating the special exercises which he has devised to give him spring, to help him get the turn, and various other things of which the layman has never heard. Being human, he has his weakness, namely the ladies. Just drop over to any hop and observe him floating around among the fair ones. " Jack " never had an 0. A. O. Oh, no! Neither did the Sul- tan of Turkey. Track Team (4, 3, 2, 1); Block N {3,2); Basketball Squad {3, 2); Class Boxing (2); Numerals (2) . ' Do 4. _. " Jack ' 259 . « :f- - f A ' HENRY CARPENTER DOAN Philadelphia, Pennsylvania LET anyone come in and query, " What ' s on for leave, Carp? " — and he ' s off. He has spent more time planning leaves than he ever did on those leaves. With his old pipe lit up, chair tilted back, everything is set. One is for- tunate, indeed, if he stops within several hours. Normally, he is neither mute nor garrulous. These two extremes, however, are reached dur- ing mail time. If his letter fails to arriv e the first condition holds, but a glance at him when a faintly tinted note does arrive catches him in the heights of noisy bliss. Even Juice fails to cause him the least anxiety with one of his in- comparable letters in his hand. So far, boxing has claimed his interest. Each year, after giving the men on the table a run for their seats, he has gone out for class boxing and, in this capacity, proved a consistent win- ner. This manly sport, coupled with three months in the hospital, gave him an uphill fight against the Academics during Plebe year. Not to be outdone, however, he came through on top. " What do you say we turn in .? " Class Boxing {4, 3, 2); Numerals {2). o Q ' MARCEL EMILE ALCAN GOUIN SiAscousET, Massachusetts " OAY, ' Marcel, ' do you see how this gadget O works.? " " Sure, that ' s fruit, " says " Marcel, " and proceeds to enlighten those of us whose minds are possessed of a less mechanical turn, in- structing us, for example, as to the intricate functionings of a transmission or a steering engine. Despite extensive research into the lighter phases of his life — especially his gyrations in the social whirl — we have been able to discover very little as to his inclinations and weaknesses along such lines, if indeed he be encumbered with any at all. Fain would he seem to be a straight-laced Red Mike, but at times he finds it hard to keep up appearances, for suspicion is universal when he gets a multi-colored letter with an unmistakable fragrance. On such occasions he is wont to protest, " Only a cou- sin, that ' s all. " Be that as it may, we predict that he will fall sooner or later and that the crash will undoubtedly be mighty. In the meantime, " Marcel " will probably continue to amuse himself with radio and golf, at both of which he is adept. Having swung a nasty mid-iron, he always ends up at the nineteenth hole with his fav- orite suggestion, " What say we chow.? " 5-: ' 260 ' Carpy " " Maggie ' S 4 ffii tt I HAMMOND JAMES DUGAN Baltimore, Maryland MAN overboard ! — and not in the Mess Hall either — who? Why none other than " Red " — with half the subchasers, speed boats, and motor sailers of Uncle Henry ' s flotilla rush- ing to his rescue. It is shameful, but neverthe- less true, that " Red " went to the crew races Second Class year in a canoe, and gave the crowd quite a thrill by effectively demonstrat- ing the unstability of such craft under adverse conditions — just his humble contribution to science. The thing we haven ' t been able to dope out is how " Red " broke away from Baltimore with its abundance of flappers and heart-breakers, and confined himself to more distant attrac- tioris. Judging from the percentage of his study periods which he devotes to writing reams and reams of sweet nothings to some lucky girl, he must be savvy, or else in love. " Red " doesn ' t spend all of his time penning his thoughts, however, for quite often he is to be found indulging in peaceful slumbers from which he always awakes with, " Gee! This is a strenuous life. " Class Lacrosse {3, 2); Nuvierals Lacrosse {2, 1); Class Gym (3, 2); Probation {4). 9 ARMAND MALCOLM MORGAN Washington, D. C. TIME: 8:30 P. M. Place: Telephone Booth, Bancroft Hall. Characters: Armand, a Telephone, Sweet Voice in the Receiver. A: " H ' lo! How ' s your bootlegger.? S. v.: " Fine, how ' s yours.? A.: " Don ' t know — haven ' t any! Coming down this week-end .? S. v.: " Yep! Convinced the faculty that we need a sight-seeing trip to Annapolis and the chaperone told me that the hop ought to come under that heading, so I ' m in luck. A.: " I surely am glad! Guess I ' m in luck, too. See you Saturday. ' Bye! S. V.: " ' Bye! " A.: " Damn it all, I wanted to drag M — this week. That ' s what I get for giving her a bid six months ago — out in that confounded canoe! ' " Hey! How ' s to knock off throwing your ashes on my deck? I don ' t care if " Red " is in charge of the room Well, I ' m neat, and I don ' t give a damn if I am — anyhow, I got my buzzard, didn ' t I ? " Buzzard (2); ' Manager Fencing ( ); Star {4, 3, 2, 1); N. A. Champion, Canes (2); Rifle Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); fNt{4, 3, 2, 1); Fencing Numerals (2); Camp Perry Rifle Team (3); Expert Rifleman (4); Expert Team Rifleman (J); Log Staff U); _ .FNT (1). -Red " Alorgie " 261 - g t ! Even he will tell you that music is a wonderful thing if properly rendered. It is perhaps con- sistent with his warm Southern nature that he should like to sing so well. He will render any- thing from grand opera to the latest popular pieces, with the least coaxing. And his good nature is like his singing, boisterous and irre- pressible. " Slim " has done his share of work, too. He has put in many an afternoon with the wrestling squad, and on the cruise he has always done his share and more. " Hank " likes the cruises, too. Something of their roving, restless nature appeals to him. In foreign ports he is always present at the gangway when the liberty party shoves off. There are not a few ports which he can tell you much about. Just ask him about that sand- wich and cup of coffee! Wrestling Squad (3, 2); P. A. List. o 9° o Oo ' WEDE, ' are you making liberty with us kJ this afternoon.? " " I don ' t know, ' cause I ' ve got to wash some clothes and I haven ' t written a letter in a coon ' s age; and, besides, I don ' t get any kick out of these Halifax femmes. " " Ah! Come on, let ' s go out to the North- West Arm. We ' ll get some girls and go canoe- ing. " Sorry, but I ' m no snake and these femmes don ' t compare with one I know back home. She is a keen femme. " (Remarks follow.) " Pipe down! Can ' t you see that I ' m a busy man? I would go ashore with you fellows but really I must write a letter. " " Is it the O. A. O. ? Well, give her my best. " " Mine, too, adios! " But " Swede " isn ' t the kind of a fellow that would slight anyone intentionally. If you are incredulous, just ask anybody about the Dago class around in his room. Class Football (4, 3, 2); Star (4). NORMAN WYATT ELLIS Milwaukee, Wisconsin " " TORM " is one of those rare individuals i. who seem to have no fly in the ointment. He was never in danger from the Academics, has had no star to page from year to year, was never known to sub squad, weak squad or P. A. Hst and, while he manifests a periodic inclination to seek the society of the fair sex, he solemnly insists that his heart ' s key is on the key ring. However that may be, once during Youngster year he nearly lost ring and all. " Wing " functioned at center on ' 24 ' s basket- ball team and he has dabbled at tennis too, but with him the profession comes first. As he says, he is a forty year man, will never marry and is out to run the Naval Air Service. Some day he will get his share of stripes and wings, too, if he goes after them, but we who knew him as a midshipman will remember him by his Platonic brow, his elongated frame and his girl ' s gait. " Ellis.? Why, he ' s from Missouri. I can always remember that on account of his ears. " Basketball Squad (4); Class Basketball (J, 2, 1); Class Tennis (2); Class Baseball (4). T T pr 9 ' WAYNE NEAL GAMET Oral, South Dakota " HEN the South Dakota Legislature jrohibited the " toting " of three guns, the handsome brute, whose picture above, is, as defined by Webster, " a work of art " , decided that he would go where he would be in his ele- ment and have all the guns he wanted to play with. Consequently, he was led astray by those fascinating posters telling all about this Navy of ours. After Youngster Sep leave, " Bronco " had quite a case of heart trouble, the cause being one of the dark-haired, dark-eyed Spanish beauties that you read about. Unfortunately, for lack of opportunity to show up to advantage, his only romance came to naught. As a result of this blow he is the proud holder of the Academy record for " NON DRAGS " , for he does not intend even to give the girls a chance to ensnare him again. Wayne has his bad habits, to be sure, but the one most objectionable to his neighbors is his apparent ambition to put John McCormick to shame. That same conscientious tenacity, though musically a little misdirected, has won him much in studies and athletics and should carry him far towards whatever goal in life he may aspire to attain. Hustlers (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Lacrosse {2, 1); Numerals Lacrosse (2); Buzzard. (2). " Norm ' " Br 263 ' ■ s att 1 ' HAMPTON MATURIN ERICSSON Westhampton Beach, New York ' ET off them thwarts! ' As these words, uttered by an irate cox- swain, failed to produce any appreciable result, they were quickly followed by, " Or I ' ll knock yer off. " This precipitated a young riot, for the offender was a friend of " Eric ' s " , and that was enough. Our own " Eric " had popped his safety valve and was up and at ' em; but six men saved the gob ' s life and left " Lief " with us to use up his surplus energy for better causes than beating up hard-boiled coxswains. " Eric " came off leave on time, for once, and started Second Class year by keeping sat for almost two months. Winter found him at his favorite sport of giving visiting wrestlers ideas on sky-light structure for gymnasiums. His gameness and good sportsmanship gained him many friends and First Class year found him captain of the wrestling team. If your head were as big as your heart; " Eric " we could predict a brilliant future for you — but, " Alas, poor ' oric " , we know you too well. Log (3, 2, 1); ' . Wrestlijig (4, 3, 2, 1), Captain ( ),• Block N (2); Company Representative (2, 1). 9 ' WALTER VICTOR RUDOLPH VIEWEG Elmira, New York THE seventeenth of June, 1920, " Der Tag " was a day when the Navy took into its bosom a genius, a thinker, a Valentino, a wrest- ler nonpareil, a humorist, a ad infinitum, all combined in one. He is a lover of animals, too, for the sight of one ;n torment puts him beyond control. Coming up for a blow the first day out, " Wally " noticed a school of half-starved fish struggling bravely to exist. Being unable to control himself at sight of so heart-rending a scene, he fed the poor things and continued feeding them until Christiania was reached. Having survived Youngster cruise, " Wally " went in for athletics — football and wrestling to be concise — so that now there are few who hope to overthrow this staunch j ' oung Prussian. " Fairy ' s " most outstanding feature is his ability to think. His motto, " Use your gonk and you can do anything, " he applies with true Yankee ingenuity to his everyday life. More power to you, " Wally " , Old Bean, you ' ll raise a bump of knowledge on that dome yet. ) Football (4, 3, 2, ), NA: ff resiling (3,2, ), irNJT; Light-H eavyiveight Champion (4): Buzzard {2). r ' ' ■Wally g fe»» CHESLEY McAllister evans Chicago, Illinois EVER been curious to press a button on a switchboard just to see what would hap- pen? Naturally! Just this same inquisitive- ness prompted " Ches " to step into the elevator one day and experiment. His first choice of button started him upward and landed him at the fourth deck. His next selection started him downward, but this time there seemed to be a slight indifference as to the ter- minal, for he found himself suspended in the elevator midway between the ground deck and the basement. Just then formation sounded. What do.? " Corridor bo M Corridor boy! Can you get this caboose underway.? " Whereupon " Ches " was released, but a little late for formation. He has acquired more friends during his years here, particularly among the fair sex, than he has demerits. This fact might be ac- counted for by recalling that he hailed from the ' " Windy City, " thus being naturally gifted with the coveted data. Week-end parties have been to him as extra-duty periods have to us — quite frequent. His former experiences, both at sea and at the Academy, were valuable to us during Plebe year, for he freely gave needed infor- mation which helped us answer many sea-going questions asked by our seniors. (Not related to " Fighting Bob " ). o GEORGE EDWARD HAKE York, Pennsylvania THE Gentleman from York. " If you haven ' t heard of York, your education has been neglected, and a little instruction from " Ed " will convince you that York is not noted only for " Free Factory Sites. " " Ed " is a Pennsylvania Dutchman, and con- fines himself to writing letters and the Sub Squad. He firmly believes in the Golden Rule when it comes to correspondence, and woe unto the person who fails to show interest enough to acknowledge receipt of his letters. When it comes to aquatic sports, he swims like an an- chor, and after he has left the tank it looks like a puddle. In reality, " Ed " is full of the Old Navy spirit, which he showed his Plebe year by failing the Dago Department and coming through with flying colors. He has a keen sense of humor, and you ' re always sure of a good time when you ' re around " Ed. " Also, girls, he can do jus- tice to any kind of dance music, with his knowledge of the Terpsichorean art. ueorne 265 joJ; DONALD WILLIAM FAIRBAIRN Cleveland Heights, Ohio EITHER he possesses an uncanny amount of common sense, or he has had remark- able success in suppressing his indiscretions. Certain it is, that we can find in his career here few of those glaring departures from the domain of the accepted such as are generally proclaimed in these pages. Another member for whom the lure of heated coils has been too great, he goes in for Bren- tano ' s and the Victor Catalogue. He is also a mechanic with an intimate knowledge ot Pathe parts, a spud hound of superior skill, and a charter member of the five-thirty bread line at the midshipmen ' s store. His ideal of comfort is a bachelor apartment of cozy di- mensions with a big soft armchair, a good Vic- trola, and a little Jap valet to play his favorite records, while he smokes cigars and reads poems. At the hops he is remarkable for his absence, but once in a while he comes forth to give the girls a treat. As he says, girls are the luxury of life and are not to be made a necessity, lest they lose their savor. We suspect that he is in love, but he guards jealously even the thoughts of the fortunate one, and we can only wonder. PRESTON VIRGINIUS MERCER Mercer, Pennsylvania COME quickly, girls, the boy is here! And then a thrill, a murmur and a clamor, as they flock from all sides. But look! He turns away and spurns them all. Did I say " all " . ' ' All but one and he leads her away where they can find rest, quiet and peace. Truly, he is a constant lover and will make a model husband. As he says, the home environment appeals to him and he does not believe in trotting around from lip to lip. Being steady and reliable, he loves the com- fort of his room, where he regularly communes with his books. His choice of literature is care- ful and meticulous; in fact, he reads solely for the edification of the mind and makes mental notes as he progresses. His musings are ac- companied by careful thoughts, as he ponders over possible situations into which he might be thrown. And so, by this preparation, he al- ways does the proper thing and seldom exposes himself to criticism. " Oh, but my name is Mercer from the town of Mercer in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. " Star (4). Q ' " Ike " 266 o " P. ■. ' ' ' iwr V 1 ' ' t % WILLIAM THOMAS MOORE Birmingham, Alabama SUCH indiscretions as that of the extinct Portuguese fish, which " Dinty " still per- sists was but a rare native delicacy appreciated only by those possessed of a distinct savoir faire, have augmented his already thriving lists of decorations and cognomens by that of the one and only " Fish Ball Willie " . But then, " Dinty " is a star man, with all the symptoms. No, not light, but requiring all the anchors that any sea-going craft would need. He pushes, wheels or drags almost every week and as a result of such arduous effort he has nearly paved Annapolis, with one or two notable exceptions to prove the rule. A great help for any radiator, whose cause he has always championed, we donate to him the life-long presidency and hope the U.S.S. — will have at least one large radiator and that some other officer will have at least one large package of cigarettes, because " Dinty " won ' t have any of his own. I Star (4). o NORMAN KAYE ROBERTS Passaic, New Jersey HE never studies, but in class he shows an uncanny familiarity with the text. " Savvy but simple " is one of his favorite caustic phrases, but we can ' t forget his 3.73 average for the first term of Plebe year. As a philosopher he has successfully out- socked " Soc " . It is said that the latter Ijegged to be left in peace. On drags, he is an authority and hands out impromptu opinions from various vantage points. Discretion, however, forms a good part of his valor, and for the most part his own much flaunted forties remain in the background. He is an affectionate lad, too — alias big-hearted Norman, donor of several class pins, which he has trained for the most part to the habits of the boomerang. No, he is not fickle, only very particular. Fact is, since the words of Brigg ' s famous comic first echoed from his canoe, we have seen in him a prospective Romeo for the greatest love story of all time. Class Track (3, 2), Numerals (3); Class Soccer {4, 3, 2), Numerals (2). ? " N. K. 267 ' S fi tf r: JAMES DRAPER LAZELL MoNTicELLO, Iowa AND next, " The great Lazell " from the wild l and woolly west, with his ever-ready wail — " Well, there ' s no use for me to ask for that piece of toast, ' cause you ' ll all yell. " The child of ' 24 with his cherub like counten- ance first hove-to in this vicinity at the tender age of sixteen years, and after four years we still wonder — will he ever grow up? " Jimmie " has that variety of savviness which in some miraculous manner anables him to be unsat for three months and pull sat the fourth. " What, me bone.? Why should I.? ' The great Lazeir is savvy. " Yet it ' s a lonely tree that doesn ' t bear the Cherub ' s name. And we wonder — How do they do it.? Another one of these who have for four years espoused the cause of the comforting radiator, his only exercise is a weekly tour of the rails. D. W. P. Club, charter member, Naval Acad- emy Chapter. c CRESSWELL SUTTON SHUMAKER Indiana, Pennsylvania GIFTED with ability but grievously lacking in energy, possessed of the intuition of a mystic, he has been able to overcome all aca- demic obstacles with scarcely any indication of physical effort. The only place where he has ever found the meaning of " work " is in the dictionary, and his methods of avoiding it are as numerous as King Solomon ' s wedding anni- versaries. Being thus, a youth of leisure, he has never been bothered with the minor trivialities of life. So, quite often have we wondered where Fate, dormant ambition and his potentialities will ultimately cast this carefree lad. To every experience, fictitious or true, he will lend a most attentive ear, but just let the speaker pause once for breath, and " Shomi " will very complacently begin to tell one of his own, worthy of only a veritable Herodotus. Shakespeare ' s maxim, concerning the be- havior of a young man ' s fancy in the spring- time, does not always hold true. With this youth, ' tis spring all the year round. " Prithee, sweet wag, cravest thou a juicy Oslab of this defunct cow.? " " Thumbs down! " 9 ' ■ ' • 268 o ' Cr g tt I IRA CHARLES McKEE WiLKINSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA PENNSYLVANIA is his one and only love. In vain has woman tried to usurp the Home State ' s rights and many an arrow has Dan Cupid launched without piercing Ira ' s armor. Finally, one cold January night, the canny Scot despaired of success, broke his bow and arrows and threw them out of the window. An Army game was never complete without " Pete " , who, cool as a village parson and firm as the Rock of Gibraltar, always successfully fulfilled the hopes and expectations of thous- sands . But, in spite of his athletic prowess, " he still wears the rose of youth upon him and vaunteth not himself. " As a skipper of our class, he successfully navigated the ship of ' 24 through the shoals and heavy seas of Plebe and Youngster years. He is a faithful student of Vanity Fair and delights in picturing himself arrayed in the apparel of the " well-dressed man " . It is hard to picture him on the bridge of a battleship, giving sea-going commands, but if " Pete " always shows the same characteristics - that he has displayed during his stay with us, O we will have no fears for his success in any line. O Football (4, 3,2,1),N {4, 3); o Baseball Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), N (3); Basketball Squad (4, 3, 2, 1), Captain (7); o Hop Committee (2); Class Crest Committee; Class Ri7ig Cojnmittee; _ Y.M.C.A.Covimittee{4,3,2,l), Secretary{2); Class President {4, 3). WALLIS FREDERICK PETERSEN Council Bluffs, Iowa OUR modern Aesop, philosopher of wide renown. In our Hall of Fame we would not hesitate to list him among our present day intellectuals. Broad indeed is his accumulation of wordly wisdom and woe betide the young adventurer who, setting forth on life ' s promen- ade, fails to follow his advice, yea, even to the fifth decimal place. He, too, has a Cytherea — the ideal of a beau- tiful moron with the form of Venus de Milo and the intelligence of a child of six. He still pur- sues, but in the meanwhile — well. Wallis is not given to soliloquies, and besides he has probab- ly told you about it already. In social life we have found him a valuable asset to the hop committee. Athletically, he has done himself credit in baseball. In the pitc her ' s box he is all in smiles until a player knocks a home run. Then he is like a life-boat secured for sea — all griped. Baseball (4, 3, 2,1); NA (4, 3), Block N (2); Class Basketball (4); Asistant Football Manager {3); Hop Committee (3, 2); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2). o (5° OoO " Pete " " c c " frallx " 269 - ' « g tt«rhw FREDERICK JACKSON BELL Norfolk, Virginia FREDDIE " is an idealist and a true lover of his profession. Witness his constant boast: " When I have a turret, the damned thing will have ' E ' all over it. " He assiduously collects all news of the service, and dotes on obscure incidents. " Mister, what two ships of the Navy were launched twice ? " Second Class year was his Waterloo, and he took a five months cruise — the Arkansas and the Reina. It was the best thing that could have happened, though, for he learned a num- ber of things, including Cambric Tea and High Hat, and since then his reg book has become thumbworn as a result of constant reference. Seldom a week-end passes but we see " Fred- die " with a coy young thing on his arm. We all, however, have our trials and tribulations, so " Freddie " has holystoned the Armory deck on more than one festive occasion. We who know him, though, realize that be- neath the social exterior there lies that some- thing which has proved him loyal to friend and service. To those who meet him in later life we wish our good fortune in finding those qualities of friendship and loyalty which are in the inner man. " Where the hell ' s Stuart? " O Athletic Editor, Lucky Bag; Class Soccer Team (2); Class Track Team (2); Assistant Manager Baseball (5, 2) Class Ring Committee; Class Boxing (• ). 9° o ' Freddi 270 RAYMOND RANDOLPH WALLER Memphis, Tennessee BEHOLD the Napoleon of many campaigns: New York, Washington and Tangiers. As a dilettante, he has few equals in our ranks, but he sometimes takes recreation from lan- guid pursuit of his ideal, the lotus-eater, to in- dulge in escapades which are gossip and scandal of many cities. Few leaves are complete with- out the exaggerated version of Raoul ' s last and latest, and few weeks go by that some new dam- sel is not given the preliminary test for a place in his heart. Figuring in many frays, he is captured in none. Aiding more than one of his classmates in what seemed to be a losing fight against the eddying and alternating currents, sweeping relentlessly on toward the weekly society page, he is never too tired to explain problems, though their meanings be hazy even to him. From Plebe year on, we have annually seen signs of his ability shining forth to announce the most recent success of the Masqueraders in the man- ner practiced and made famous by the Great White Way. Silver Masked N; Masqueraders (5, 2). JOSEPH FRANCIS DAHLGREN Princeton, New Jersey ' TOE " is a romantic youth. All his spare J moments are devoted to the composition of poetry which bids fair to rival the master- pieces of Shelley and Keats. His whole being is permeated with the joy of living and the belief that " to love is to live — not to love, to exist. " His favorite occupation is the pursuit of adventure. Witness, a swimming party one dark night under the shadow of the Rock of Gibraltar, and also a certain extended tour of southeastern Canada in the fall of 1922. He loves to dream of a shack on the beach of one of the Marquesa Islands, far from the haunts of modern man. There he would find reward for his isolation in the beauty of nature, in his writings, and in the solace that contact with the less material things of this world brings. These, however, are only his day dreams. His real attention is directed toward the more seri- ous side of the life into which his chosen career has led him. As the bearer of an honored naval name, it is his privilege to do his utmost to fittingly uphold it. Football Squad (4, 3, 2, I); NA Football (4, 2); Crezv Squad (4, 3, 2); ' 24 Crossed Oar {4), NA (2); Los Staff (2, J). O HENRY HARTWELL HARRISON Washington, D. C. HE is, we believe, the only man who had a blush upon entering the Academy and who has retained that blush through all his four Academic years. Some blushes are born to flare for a short period of life and then to fade in the discouragement of the years. This one, however, seems of a more lasting variety and remains to prove that although service records may be made or broken, ideals live on with the man. " Si monumentum requiris, circumspice. " As a man, his friends know him; as a writer, his articles in the " Log " show the mind within the man; as an athlete, his team-mates know the spirit which gives its best to the game. We now wait to see how the Service accepts the man to whom his friends regretfully say good-bj ' e. Football Squad (4, 3, 1); Class Football ( ?), Numerals (2); Crete Squad (4, 3, 2); Water Polo (i, 2), WNAP {3); Log Staff (2); Log Board {I); Star (i). 9° o Oo f-- ' " Rosi 271 NOBLE WAYNE ABRAHAMS Houston, Texas HEY, there, is the mail up yet ? " " Don ' t know. Go look in Noble ' s room; he ' s the official letter-barometer. " One time during Youngster year, he didn ' t get a letter during the whole day but, some- time later on the cruise, he received forty-four in the second port we hit. Evidently someone was atonmg. The cruises are the best part of his year for then he doesn ' t have to bone, or think about exams. Studies have been a constant menace to Noble, but in some miraculous way he has, from year to year, staved off an Academic Waterloo. Crossing the Alps is some hard job, though, with a two-one average for velvet. Oh, girls, wash not your waves of love on the dike that surrounds his heart, for it was well built, and strong, by someone far away. They say that she learned from the dark Sen- oritas and that no one can undo her handiwork. There is something — who knows what it is.? — that just makes you like him, and familiarity makes you like him all the more. He must be queer, but how delightfully! ' Tis really grand to be queer that way! Clas5JVrestling{4,3,2). SAMUEL HOWARD MORROW Elm Grove, Louisiana A GENTLE youth of happy disposition, so tender and young; but who knows the thoughts hidden behind that cherubic coun- tenance. ' ' " In the spring a young man ' s fancy Lightly turns to thoughts of love, " but he does not neglect the other three sea- sons. Holding two letters, " , " before him as the shining lights amid the encircling gloom, " Sam " maintains that the poets wrote of love just for him. " Cherub " fell one spring afternoon — and how he fell! The " Fall of Troy " was only an echo and Paris was just an amateur in com- parison to this Sheik. Fifty-four days in the hospital forced him to join the " Owl Club " with its early reveilles but, by much hard work, the delayed exams were successfully passed and " Sam " rested once more. He is a true friend, full of life and smiles, which fill associates with cheer in the thickest gloom. Girls weep for him; babies cry for him; his classmates love him. He is a real boxer but, " Lay off during June week, " he says. " Sam " has one terrible fault however, a cravin ' for fried chicken — Ask Maw, she knows. Class Baseball (4. 3); Class Football (4); Boxing, B Squad (4). Noble " - " Sa). « g fa fa»- CHARLES LAIRD FIKE Elko, Nevada RED: " See that two-striper over there? " " Mac " : " Yes. " " Red " : " Know him? " " Mac " : " No, do you? " " Red " : " No. " That ' s " Red " all over, and he couldn ' t figure out why we laughed. The boy knows his " oil " when it comes to Steam. He ' sthelad whomade a box that looked like a sieve, then filled the cracks with slivers, shellacked it, and finally had it exhibited as the most perfect box ever made by a midshipman. As a general rule he doesn ' t partake of the gentle pastime of cooing. He restrains himself because he loves her so much. Ever since Second Class Sep leave, each week has seen placed upon his table three letters in the same familiar handwriting. Needless to say, as many were sent to her from whom these came and, in the meantime, " Red " cast not one condescending glance at any other member of the opposite sex. He may not be a sheik, but he comes from the hot deserts of Nevada, and the femmes do fall for such hombres. Girls, he has a deep, dark past, even though his beautiful physiognomy does belie the fact. ' y, Class Wrestling (2); Buzzard (2). Q ' WALTER DENNISON LEACH, Jr. Calloway, Minnesota SEAMANSHIP exam, question— How to de- termine whether or not anchor is dragging? ( " Doc ' s " answer) — " Heave up on the an- chor. If it is thoroughly caked with mud, the anchor has been dragging. " (He got a 3.38 that month, and yet they say brains count). However, " Doc " doesn ' t an- swer them all that way by a long shot. He has always had trouble getting his habits to fit the schedule in vogue at the Academy. Whenever study hour busts, he simply has to caulk — that ' s all. His pet trick is to sleep dur- ing the whole of the evening study period and then to set the alarm for 5 A. M. But that doesn ' t necessarily mean that he gets up. " See them hair? There are three now, but there used to be four. " These precious hairs are things he ever humors. With no less than five kinds of soap, eight brands of hair tonic, and crude, cocoanut and olive oils, has he labored in vain to coax others to join those lonely three. The snakish side of his nature was slow in developing, but when it did — well, there is nothing slow about it now. " Hey, Andy, kom het nar, mean neck. " Class Boxing (4); Boxing Team (3, 2, 1); BNt{3, 2); International Intercollegiate Welterzveight Boxing Champion; Academy Welterweight Champion (2). ' ' Doc " 273 f ARCHIE JAMES FREELS East Saint Louis, Illinois " TTrELL, fellows, I bilged cold last period, W but what ' s the difF? " This is the cheerful statement that invariably greets us after each recitation. Then after a little questioning we soon hear — " Well, I only got a 3.8 in it. " Probably the effects ofspendingPlebe summer on the seashore amid the sheltering palms caused " Arch " to come to us with a rather satiric but keen sense of humor (d ' ja ever watch him read a funny paper. ' ) a love of pleasure and a prominent inability to worry. And so, des- pite his handicap of a long neck (no, not that kind!!), an ambition to become great, and other metaphysical delinquencies, he did manage to struggle through four years. Being a confirmed snake and a worshipper at the shrine of beauty, " Arch " has acquired that accuracy and rapidity of falling in love that is awe-inspiring to behold. Times have been recorded, however, when our own intermittent lover was heard to remark, " Really, ' Doc ' , I loveher — I think I ' ll reform her and marry her. " Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana Committee (2, ),■ , Class Track {4, I); O Assistant Manager Track (3); _ Black N. y Oo ROBERT GOLDTHWAITE Montgomery, Alabama •T)IG chow today, ' Doc ' .? " Naw, you fool, you know I can ' t eat. — Gosh! I came up two and a half pounds today and only ate two pieces of toast for dinner! Such were the trials of our own " Lovin ' Sam " during the greater part of his winters here. The ambition to wear the intercollegiate crown was opposed by a subconscious one tending towards an admiral ' s waist line. Will power and hard work, however, won out long enough to get the former, then Nature swooped in and took care of the latter. " Gosh! I ' ve gained eighteen pounds in two days! " After sixteen peaceful years back in Alabama, " Bugs " naturally came unto our httle fold, in love, and with his dreaming ability developed to a high degree. A collection of photographs, and the results of divers leaves kept the spark alive, and his ability to get a strangle hold on old Morpheus gave the dreams lots of chance. But, as Kipling said, through it all, he could " dream, and not make dreams his master, " andwehopethat " his is the earth and everything that ' s in it, for he surely is a man, my son. " J s: : FORREST JAMES FRENCH Toledo, Ohio OTEALTHY entrance of our cop.) kJ " Hey, you light weight! " " Who ' s a Hght weight? " Then a yelp, and, " I ' m high man to-day, Dugan. You ' re easy. " Yes, that is " Jimmy, dear " , and he ' s trying to calm down Dugan. What were they doing? Oh, shaking, of course; they always are. That is enough to bring back " Jim " to those who know him and to make them recall his supple nature. " Comrade French " , as P. Smith would say, " is one happy-go-lucky per- son, " and just about the only one who made Second Class year without a murmur. ' Oh, yes, the name " Sheik " fits him. Of course, he is one of those silent workers who just can ' t help being a blond and having blond char- acteristics. But wait a moment before you say that. He ' s from Ohio and that accounts for it. There, I knew you wouldn ' t. ' es, indeed, girls, he has such beautiful hair! " ' Tis true, and pity ' tis ' tis true. " , Extra Duty Squad (4, 3,2,1); . Radiator Club (4, 3, 2, J). DONALD GOSS WILLIS SUGARHOLLOW, VERMONT PLACE: Lightweight Alley. Time: About 9 A. M. any morning. " Hey, M. C. ! Where ' s my mail! " " Hev, M. C. !! Where ' s that letter from Fort Worth ? " And then numerous heads bob out from closed portals and silence " Red " thus " Pipe down! Don ' t you know she has found the Ideal Man she told you she wanted ? No more mail from her! " Such a remark will floor the old " Owl " for he can never think of any come-back with which to squelch his tormentors after they have given him such a stunning blow. Sh!! He ' s in love, although we ' ve wondered ever and anon how such a Beau Brummel like our " D. G. " could still be in love with the same girl after three years. Concerning athletics, we who know can tell you that " Red " is the best conductor for long Round-Bay trips that the crew coaches have ever developed. He also plays football — Hey- wood Broun chose him for his AU-American. Wineneverencountered such a man as " Red, " one who takes the present as it comes, but always has a thought for the future. Determination is second nature with him, and is so strong it is that we can but expect to see him attain no mean height on the ladder of success. football Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Crezv Squad (4, 3, 2). Jim O ' Red " 275 V HERBERT KENNETH GATES Bay City, Michigan LAST of a real Navy family, " Nero " has always lived up to the Service traditions of: " A clean ship — a happy ship " and, " Fight like hell. " He keeps his room in spotless order, even shining the bright work in his shower. It is generally believed that he taught " T. T. " of South C. fame all he knows of extreme cleanliness. Be that as it may, if it comes to a choice between a neat room and a rough-house he will choose both — provided the latter is not to be in his room. Reddest of Mikes, " Ken " has deliberately set himself against dragging at the Academy, profiting, perhaps, by the experiences of others. Away from the influence of this dear old place, however, he has the reputation of being a dif- ferent man. For instance, when he was in Philadelphia at the Penn State game. Second Class year, or again, those tales about his cruises. But, let him tell them, for he alone can do them justice. JOHN TRAVIS SHANNON Owosso, Michigan JOHN is one of the few men in the Academy who can play a good game of bridge and not talk about it continually. He has other accom- plishments, too, that might be expected from a black-haired, black-eyed Irishman. From like- ness, you wouldn ' t imagine that he is an up- to-date Don Juan. Even three years with Nero, ruddiest of Red Mikes, leave him as much as ever in feminme wiles. " Jawn " can do other things too. He be- lieves in at least one work-out a week, and used to overstep that limit Plebe and Youngster years when he favored boxing. He shoots a wicked rifle, too, — when he can ' t get up a " ses- sion " with the cubes. " Shoot the eight! " " Well, I ' ll be switched! " Boxing (4); Rifle Squad {4, 3); Class Rifle {2). R 9° o Oo u A ■ t mpi EDWARD EVANS GMINDER Bethlehem, Pennsylvania " ' " VTED ' , gimme a cigarette. " 1 l " Sure, have a Fat. " " Ned " always has these cigarettes, some- thing to make one ' s hair lie down and the latest Judge. Oh yes! and pretzels, too, though he hasn ' t the usual thing that accompanies them. On Youngster cruise it was hard for him to savvy why, instead of being sole owner of the Navy, he was just a passed Plebe. But when Sep leave came and he strutted his stuff around the Bryn Mawr girls — one has him going yet — he learned what the Navy does for a man. As for athletics, " Ned " knows more about current fiction than anyone else in the Acad- emy. He has a habit of getting into his athletics uniform immediately after drill, and, unless someone mveigles him into a bridge game — at which he plays marvelously ( ?) — he sets him- self for the evenmg with the latest magazine, chow, cigarettes and matches close by, hun- ches down in his chair and becomes totally oblivious to outside influences. " Ned " is a staunch friend, a man who is always interested in others and glad to do a favor, great or small. Class Track {2, 1). 9 ' CHARLES SAMUEL HOUGH Omaha, Nebraska SCOTTY " is full of little surprises, always springing something new. The other day over at Dago, he was hunched down in his seat, with every indication of being fast asleep. Monsieur F — , thinking to have his little joke, crept stealthily upon the unsuspecting boy to give him a rude awakening. The sudden quiet of the class put " Scotty " on his guard, however and just as the Prof was beside him he looked up with a grin and said: " Oh! Thought I was asleep, didn ' t you? " The poor, dazed Prof walked quietly back to his desk. And the funny part of it was that " Scotty " really had been asleep. Quick and witty? That ' s " Scotty " all over. His two tavorite pastimes are playing bridge and eating, but if he has to choose between them, he plays bridge. He certainly knows the game, too, for he is the champion ( ?) of the deck. Speaking of his other pastime, eating, it may be mentioned that he prefers to indulge in it rather than cox the crew, for before love for food extinguished his spark of ambition he kept the second Varsity off the rocks very well. Always ready with a cheery word and a smile, " Scotty " will make friends wherever he roams. Crew (4, J, 2), Cox.; Class Gym (4,3,2). ' Ned " " Cholly " 277 .. i lSSSS : P ' WARREN WALLACE HARVEY Garrett, Indiana " OID " sailed a rather smooth course until the O winter of Second Class year. It was then that the " Three enemies of man " drove him dangerously close onto the rocky coast. To go into details, however, would be telling and, besides he alone can fittingly describe those experiences. Just pronounce the magic words, " Carvel Hall " and, if he is in the mood, you will hear of thrilling times. His keen interest in, and qualifications for, athletics has caused him to more than grace the Football and Lacrosse Squads during his sojourn at the academy. With the ladies, " Sid " stands in a class by himself. Straight data on some of his affairs put him in the light of a veritable Don Juan. His dragging was regular ' til a certain " accident, " after which he was barred from the race. Even then, however, he could not keep away and quite often he was seen treading on forbidden ground (and feet), at the risk of his liberty. Football B Squad (4, 2) A Squad (3, 1); Lacrosse (3,2,1), LNT (3), Farsity Numerals {2); Class Wrestling (4, 3). o CLAUDE BURTON REESE Angola, Indiana " " VT ' OU can ' t grow alfalfa on a race track, " -1 states this proud son of the Hoosier state whenever the question arises as to his conspic- uous absence of dome-fur. But, being naturally stubborn, he has refused to give up and puts great faith in Herpicide. Because of his passion for Lady Fatmia, his Youngster year was one of suspense, as he was one of those unfortunates who agonized us with the " Probation Blues. " His modest and retiring disposition brought him first to our notice. His gentlest whisper is like a thunder storm, and when he laughs — just stand clear of falling buildings. But now that we know him, we would be lost without his persistent noise. Loving the Red Book rather than fame, his athletic career has been limited to class lacrosse, but just let some of his opponents tell of that! " Come on, gang — just heard a new one — " Class Baseball (4, 3); Class Lacrosse {2,1). Q ' ' Sid ' ' 278 o neeny i f, = i . tS bbJ LESTER KIMME RICE Douglas, Wyoming ONE would not think, from gazing at his pink cheeks and fair complexion, that his childhood toys were 45 caliber six-shooters and wild bronchos. Yet ' tis true enough, and if you want to get some Zane Grey stuff first hand, just get " Les " started. Perhaps he missed his calling by coming into the Navy. Certainly he would have been a howling success as a druggist. During four years, his room has been a Mecca for the sick and languorous, for with his stock of panaceas almost anything can be accomplished. Obstin- ate hair can be subdued or sprained ankles bound up right on the spot. With " Lester " , though, the final word must be spoken of the drawing room. Unless you have seen him there, you cannot comprehend the havoc he plays with female hearts. He catalogues his girl friends a la Bertillon, and twice a day his table blossoms forth with let- ters that Caesar and his seven secretaries could not answer. How does " Lester " do it . ' 279 -« tf Chicago, or the large cities of the East, complete with a cane, monocle and spats. It is said that he rides in a Victoria and may be heard to exclaim loudly on occasion, " Oh, I ask you now! " The uninitiated are wont to address him as " Your Grace, " but he modestly demurs and professes not to care for titles. A dilettante, he browses throughout the by- paths of knowledge, inhaling isolated facts and flotsam information in staggering proportions. This he dispenses generously but purely for the sake of argument. Discourses on Deism versus Theism, the theory of numbers, the Russian crown jewels. Buddhism, and the Valle y of Kings are merely incidents in his repertoire. He never pauses, but punctuates his remarks with flutelike ripplings of vocal organs, accompanied by stalwart " Well ' s " or shrugs of the shoulders as he inclines alternately to the Saxon or Con- tinental influence. He always ends abruptly and exits with an " Au Revoir " or a " Toodle-oo, old chap, I really must be popping. " Circulation Manager Luckv Bag; Trident (2, 1); Log (4, 3); Assistant Professional Notes Editor {2); Advisor to Librarian (2); Class Committee (4); Class Rifle (3); Stage Gang (4); Black N; Reef Points. BERTRAND DOMINIC QUINN New York, New York WHEN first we knew him he was small, handsome and innocent in the ways of the world. But " Bertie " has developed from the spring-time of adolescence to the full-blown summer of manhood. At first a scoff ' er — none of the ways of evil earth ! " What! Go to a hop.? Play bridge.? Try the movies.? Never! — Over my dead body first. " But the maestro begins with much-fugued notes and ends with dream-like melody, so " Bert " has been weaned from Puritanic misogy- ny and now is seen forever swaying at the call of Terpsichore, or clandestinely foregathering at the shrine of pasteboard chance and skill. That lithe boyish slimness has suffered a sea change — not pearls for eyes, coral for bone, but a metamorphosis brought about by soccer, lacrosse and likesome sports — into a heavy- built, muscular strength. He now enjoys the sobriquet of " Brute. " " Bert " has not rudely or unseeingly tram- melled the ways of learning. Eyes always open, mind alert, attentive to all things be they other C ' than his books, " Life first hand, not second " O is his motto. So let him go on through all his naval life and serve his country better for it. 9 o Oo Class Lacrosse (3, 2); Class Soccer {3, 2). LEON CLINTON HULL Jamestown, Rhode Island " TEO " HULL, a descendant of Sir Isaac, is J— from Jamestown, Rhode Island. He came into his own the very first of Plebe sum- mer for, having been a lieutenant in the high school cadet corps, he was chosen as one of three hundred to form a funeral escort. He must have been a great favorite back home, for during Plebe year the village press published such startling extras as: " Local boy excells in Mathematics at Annapolis " . He made Youngster cruise on the " Connie " upon whose decks he won the title of " Sleepy " . He rates it, for to have been asleep at rigid attention while the King of Norway inspected his squad is a distinction of which few can boast. A great change came over " Leo " during Youngster year, for it was then that he fell in love so strongly that his miniature was lost on Second Class leave. At present it is just a question of time. Studies have been secondary ever since this fatal step, for it has taken most of his time to write that daily letter. Nevertheless, " Sleepy " , we ' re mighty glad Cj that you ' ve been one of us and we ' re counting O on you for a great skipper on the greatest sea of all. O E " Just use I =p and a little common sense " . 3 Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). MERLE ALEXANDER SAWYER Woodstock, Vermont THE boy from the Green Mountain State is a diligent, hard working student of the old order. To all his friends he is known as Tom, not because of any resemblance to the hero of Mark Twain ' s famous novel, but rather be- cause he is the exact opposite. That he is sag- acious and shrewd is shown by his immortal statement on a memorable occasion : " I ordered those cards under the impression that they were going to be good as last year ' s, and I ' ll be daw- gone if I am going to take twelve of them. " Just as the words, " Give me liberty or give me death, " call to mind the dashing Patrick Henry, so should the above expression of " Tom ' s " in future years ever cause his friends to float back over the seas of memory and live again those good old days with this industrious, fastidious and snaky shipmate. Class Baseball {3, 2); Numerals (2); Gymkhana (2). " Sleepy ' o " Toiii 281 ELIJAH WARRINER IRISH Syracuse, New York WELL, " Mick " , did you get by last month? " " Get by?!! Say, I ' ve got velvet! Oh, ' bout a 2.51 for the term. Well, that ' s sat, isn ' t it? — I ' m not lying awake over it, am I? How many days? Oh boy! Philly! That ' s the place the girls have the technique — Now listen, Gump, I want to give you some good dope before you leave. Workout, Mac?!! Humph, gotta study this afternoon. I ' ll be dawgoned if I see that, Otz. What do they want to do all that for, when it ' s twice as simple this way? " Briefly translated, this means Irish of Navy. He seldom steps out visibly, he " athletes " in between times and bones when he has to. " Mick " has probably been nearer the edge than anybody else,buthe hasahorseshoeon the door. He knows his Philadelp hia and way stations from A to Z. Finally, he isn ' t the least bit afraid of work. Why, he could sleep right alongside it. He says so himself. P OSGOOD VOSE TRACY Syracuse, New York WELL, ' Otz ' , did you star last month? " " Star? Naw, I bilged cold. Only a 3.38 for the term. That ' s pretty poor. I ' ve got to see if I can find time to get in a bit of studying this month. " " How many days? Oh gee, I must see about that car. New York at 8:10 and then a nice quiet evening. " " Now listen, ' Mick ' , here ' s something you want to be sure to know before the Juice exam " . " Honest, we ought to call on those people th s week-end. " " Work out? Hope to shout! Just let me finish this first. " " Otz " is essentially a politician, for he has been riding the gravy train since June 25, 1920. His pet hobby is arranging things. During his career he has been quite successful along this line, managing most anything from a football team to the details of his roommates leaves. He has only made two mistakes in his life, one being when he dragged blind Youngster year, and the other when he put his elbow through an electric tan. " The first time it may be an accident; the second time it is your own fault. " Manager Class Football (4); Coxswain Plebe Crew, ' 24 Crossed Oar {4); Assistant Manager Football (3, 2); Coxswain Junior 1 ' arsity, NA (J); Class Wrestling Team (2); Manager Football ( ); Buzzard (2); Class Tennis (2). ' Otz " g t fe» ! " ' " VftV WILFRED ERIC LANKENAU Napoleon, Ohio SOME enter with the intention of boning, some with the intention of caulking, and some with no intention at all. " Lank " was once of the latter class, but in the last few years there has been a perceptible change. At first, he tussled with the Academics con- tinuously with the outcome in constant doubt. Whether he finally perfected a magic slipstick, or whether he found some other charm, the fact remains that the riddle of staying sat is an open book to him. Women have never occupied the major por- tion of his thoughts, but his sheikish appear- ance will inevitably drag him into the game of fluttering red pawns. Getting about on board ship is his principal source of annoyance. His six feet two inches bring him nearer the heavens than the rest of us. With ladders and overheads as an inspira- tion, he has encountered many seagoing stars which the more diminutive among us have missed. In self defense, he assumes a parabolic posture on mere sight of a hatch, though we must admit that when it comes to getting into a hammock he is one better than the rest of us. CLINTON SAYRES Brooklyn, New York YOUNGSTER cruise provided plenty of kicks but Clinton remembers most vividly the time the gang tossed his p-janis over the side. (They weren ' t his violent violet silk ones). Now-a-days they prove the least of his worries but you know these week-old youngsters! He has always been an ardent follower of athletics but has never quite caught up in his pursuit. Tennis occupies most of his time but he has also found time to witness varsity games of other sports and to make the Sub Squad. He )s one of the most proficient members and the coaches say he is getting along marvelously. The more or less fair sex has always rated high with him but no dope is at hand on the return of these afl ections. Despite his many and varied plunges into feminine society, he is yet game and rumor hath it that he is stepping on the accelerator again. Someone should warn her, ' at ' s all! Q Class Basketball {3, 2); Sub Squad (4, i, 2, ). 9- Lank F¥l Snappy 283 JOSEPH NEWTON LEWIS, Jr. Wyoming, Ohio FROM the middle of the beautiful " buck- eye " state, this gentlemen, so created by the powers that be, came to us, having first so- journed at Bobby ' s War College. He was in- troduced to those who shape the destiny of " Plebes " by the following dialogue. " Say, MisterLewis, what comes in buckets? " Joe promptly replied, " Steam, sir. " Thereafter his acquaintance was widely sought by those desiring to teach young hope- fuls what comes in buckets a la marine. " Lefty " has ever been of the species locally termed " Red Mikes. " Once he attempted to tread on the playground of the " snakes " but, because of slight attack of " backitis, " no marked degree of success was met with. " Joe ' s " chief delight is in finding out the why and wherefore of some subject and then, as- suming a " savoir faire " attitude, to elucidate on it for the the benefit of the boys. THERE are few people who have ' had the opportunity of seeing a sheik a real sheik — and, especially an Irish sheik, but here he is. He came to us incognito, but we soon found him to have a warm-hearted disposition. He later proved his possession of a glowing inner-self by the fact that a Washington hotel burned down the day after he spent a night there. Of course, during his Plebe days, he didn ' t really get a chance to bring his powers into play. Youngster year, with it ' s hop privileges, was still quite young, however, when the girls began trying to see " Spuds " , the sheik of the fourth deck. His delights do not end in entertaining the femmes. He is an ardent lover of a pleasant evening at a properly ladened table surrounded by rollicking friends. It is there that he never fails to add to the fun by drawing upon his stock of ready jokes and witty replies. Even though he is so fond of this congenial fun, we must not conclude that he never works. Like the rest of us, he has had his academic troubles but he has been a diligent worker and will doubtless attain merited success. Class B aseball {4, 2); Nutnerals (2); P. A. List {3); Black N . WILLIAM JENKINS LONGFELLOW Baltimore, Maryland Are you any MISTER-R-R Longfellow! relation to the poet? Our hero, proudly, " Yes, sir! " " Then you learn ' The Village Blacksmith ' , by tonight! " Later, — another Upper Classman: — " Mister -r-r Longfellow! Is the poet any relation of yours? " " Jenks " , emphatically, " No, sir! Not the slightest connection, sir! " " Jenks " is an aristocrat and a diplomat, but above all, a fisherman. An angler of the first water, he has unlimited perseverance and enthusiasm. " Holy Mackerel, fellas! Did you see that one I just lost! " In the diplomatic realm, " Jenks " is a rare specimen. During Second Class cruise, in Culebra, when the gang was broke, he cashed a check for ten dollars, after an hour of persistent effort, thereby accomplishing a feat which had baffled the combined efforts of the American Fleet, and which removed from circulation all the money on the island. Rarely morose and generally smiling, " Jenks ' " habitual good nature overflowed on an all- night poker party during Easter leave, when he cleaned out the " Guests " — notably his Dad. ' Holy Moses! Fellows, you do drag some awful bricks! " Class Tennis {4): Class Lacrosse {3} Star {3). )o EDWIN JAMES TAYLOR, Jr. Bismarck, North Dakota REVEILLE! Late Blast! Then, fifteen minutes later, — a sleepy grunt from the bed, — " Time to get up yet? " Then we know E. J. ' s awake. You wouldn ' t believe if possible that a big man, living on the fourth deck, could sleep five minutes before formation every morning, and then not be late, at least not very late, to chow. But then, a man doesn ' t have to move so very fast in order to put on just two shoes, one blou, and one pair of trou, in five minutes. E. J. proves it. Good natured? That ' s the natural charac- teristic ot a fat man. In E. J. it almost amounts to a fault. It is, however, a fault that is easily overlooked by his friends. Only two things ever destroy the even tenor of his ways, they being his bald head and the Dago Profs. The latter, he claims, are the cause of the first. " .?xx!x " — There! He comes back from Dago now. How do I know? Why there ' s not an- other man in the Navy can cuss like that. " She said I ' d never kissed her. So of course I did. Then what do you think happened? She slapped me in the face with a butter knife. Ain ' t women hell? " Class Boxing (4); Hustlers (4); Class Football (J, 2). -E.j: 28S FRANCIS MALLORY, Jr. Lexington, Virginia THE jazz hound from old Virginia, far from his mint juleps, has blown into our midst and remains the enigma of the Fourth Battal- lion. At the slightest mention of the unfair sex, a smile unfolds his sphinx-like countenance and he whirls himself in a series of elfin dances. His room is the shrine wherein are originated the latest steps. " Bov, how do you like this one? Ain ' t that hotV ' The moon in all its phases is his profoundest study. A savoir to the extent that his lessons never trouble him, he gazes and dreams and sleeps. He awakens long enough to appear at those classes so advisable from the Academic standpoint. Yti, once a year he arouses himself to cavort in the swimming tank. There he may be seen on afternoons: that collegiate looking lad on the Navy side of the pool, very pink and languid. Truly he is the dual personality of WeissmuUer and Vernon Castle. . " I defy thee villain, for I am Hairbreadth Harry; my strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure. Belinda shall be mine. " Class Szvimviing (4); Swimming Squad (3, 2); Hop Committee il). B o EPHRIAM RANKIN McLEAN, Jr. Cleveland, Mississippi iR.R.R.R.R-ING! Goes the nine-thirty bell. " (Mac, " who has been sitting at the table fast asleep over Juice book.) " Yo-hum! Is that reveille or late blast. ' Why — You mean to tell me I ' ve been asleep since eight o ' clock. ' Well, I guess I ' ll turn in and let my subconscious mind absorb the lesson. It ' s about time I was getting some mail d ' ye know it. ' I only got fo ur yesterday and it looks as though I ' ve been roped in for another picture. It ' s the last of that other dozen, too. " Boy, wouldn ' t I like to be back in Mississ- ippi to-night with just two in the back seat.? I guess she ' s given me the air, though. " (Big laugh from all assembled.) " I ' m setting the alarm for 5:30 to take a swim. Who ' s going over with me. ' " (Silence.) Note: — As for swimming, " Mac " has all the qualities of a Miss. Ferry Boat, which swishes, groans and stirs up lots of water, and then moves but a few inches. Three years at this branch of sport mark him as the Leander of the Sub Squad. Scene II (5:30 A.M.) ( Br-r-r-r-r-ing.) " Damn that alarm! " (Snores.) Motto: " Oi! Oi! All time grease! " Class Lacrosse (4, 2); Numerals (2); Sub Squad {4, 3, 2); Buzzard [2); Log Staff ( ). " Colonel " 286 my mail? " We are greeted every morn- ing with these words, uttered by one whose experience proves the truth of, " to hmi who hath shall be given " — a little hard luck. " Mac " has fought countless duels with our arch enemy, the Executive Department but although this man may be down, he is never out. While never lucky at cards, " Mac " brings back at the end of leave visible proof of the truth of the rest of the adage. His guileless countenance masks that infallible estimate of the situation with which he designs attacks upon, assaults, and wins many hearts. Our visits to foreign ports have shown his ability to give a good account of himself even against the odds of an unknown tongue. His Academic career has included many bat- tles, but he has always managed to come out on top. Hence, his ambitions are along pugilistic nes. " Mac ' s " perseverance and loyalty to his friends will make him a good Naval Officer and a model husband. What more could any girl wish ? Boxing Squad {2, 1). WILLIAM WAGER WEEDEN, Jr. Providence, Rhode Island WHEN " Wiggles " sauntered into our midst, we decided forthwith that he would end his days either in Portsmouth or in the Hall of Fame, but there was considerable doubt as to which his ultimate destination would be. But, either he has been blessed with more than his share of good luck, or there is cold calculation behind the nonchalance with which he always manages to get out of numer- ous scrapes. He has survived enough encoun- ters with the D. O. ' s, tea-fights, and other fights to give us a faint hope that, if the Asiatics don ' t prove too much for him, we may yet see his name in the Who ' s Who column. The M. C. ' s morning inspection usually leads to his admission that " Wiggles " has the -, most ornate locker-door on the deck: the Mas- queraders admit he has done some fast work in the " prop " room; the battalion admits he is a yard engineer par excellence; the whole Acade- my admits he is a graduate. In fact, he is ad- mitted almost anywhere. O Masqueraders (4, i, 2, I,); ° O Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2,1); Gold Masked N; (fi Silver Masked N. o Oo " Jf ' iggles " 287 JAMES FRANCIS McDONOUGH Boston, Massachusetts HEY, ' Mac ' ! Ya sat? " " Hell, no! " Our hero fails to wear the stellar decoration which is so popular with the boys from the savvy state, but don ' t get the idea that it is because of his inability. Far be it from that! As he puts it, the Academic Department merely can ' t agree with his answers on the exams. " Caulking " and " Workouts " arehis delights. " Got to work out tonight, " is his only comment after a hard drill. Try to iind him studying when there is a review lesson the next period. " What have we got. ' Review. ' Fruit! Wake me up in time for the formation, will ya. ' " He even goes to church before breakfast on Sundays, so that he can sleep all morning while the rest of us go to chapel. " Mac " brandishes a potent lacrosse stick for ' 24. Even the workouts are given up when lacrosse season is on. Although not absolutely a Red Mike, " Mac " seldom drags the femmes. However, he quite frequently drags a Springfield on pleasant afternoons. If you want to see him smile, ask him about Youngster cruise and Christiania. GEORGE REITH, Jr YoNKERS, New York HEY, George! How about tonight.? " ' All right, get two — naw, not them, they can ' t play. Get Peyt and ' Scotty ' . " George ' s favorite role is that of autocrat of the bridge table. On any winter night he may be found by the radiator showing the boys how, but when Spring arrives he grabs a tennis rac- quet and informs the world that Yonkers has produced another Vinnie Richards. He believes in hard work — for other people. On cruises George has a convenient habit of finding a remote corner from which he emerges only for liberty or some special event. When there is work to be done — try and find him. George receives many tinted letters, but sel- dom drags. He has spent several years trying to convince one fair one that they were meant for each other, and succeeded once — almost. When George gets out of the Navy he is going to take charge of Wall Street. His favorite retort is, " That ' s all right, ' Mac ' . When you ' re standing the mid-watch in the Asiatics on Christmas Night think of me home with my family. " ARCHIBALD GEORGE WILLIAM McFADDEN DuLUTH, Minnesota ALMOST any afternoon, provided it is not L too soon after a leave and provided the Masquerader stage gang is not in action, you will find him at home smoking his pipe, which shuts out the cares of the world by its dense smoke screen. He will be reading Red Books at the rate of six stories a minute, or perhaps holding close communion with a French gram- mar. If you would have speech with him you may safely open conversation on the following topics: " Adam ' s folly and fall " , " The wasted rib " , " The warped nature of the French mind, as manifested in the mother tongue " , or " Min- nesota as the American Eden " . Never broach this last subject, however, unless you are pre- pared to witness ' ' Archies ' " dividing of the Northwest into lots and selling it to Eastern commuters. This done, his ambition is to be admiral of the polar fleet, so that every night he can light his pipe from the Aurora Borealis and enter his igloo to dream of peace in an Alaskan paradise. Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, J); President Masqueraders (7); Asst. Manager, Stage {2); Silver Masked N; Gold Masked N (2, 1); Musical Clubs (4, i, 2, 1); Gymkhana (4, 3); Buzzard (2). ETHELBERT WATTS Philadelphia, Pennsylvania BERT " sauntered into the Naval Academy one languid day in June. After finding that his actions were no longer to be creatures ot his own free will, but were to be controlled by a little volume entitled " Naval Academy Regulations " , he concluded that the future would be far from pleasant. He was so unfortun- ate as to be caught smoking on three different occasions when he was not supposed to be indul- ging in such pursuits. As a result, he experienced the joys of being a full-fledged member of the " positive action " clique. To the casual observer, " Bert " appears to be suffering from ennui, but that is just a pose adopted to conceal the fact that he is a philo- sopher who knows thoroughly the world in which he dwells. He has an innocent, boyish attitude which is very deceptive, for, if the truth were known, we should see that life had not quietly passed him by. He is, above all things else, a true gentleman, and as such his classmates will always remember him. It is O their sincere wish that he will find in his service „ life the success which he merits. O Class Tennis (2); Numerals (2). o Oo " Rar. ' Bert " 289 JOHN HENRY MORRILL Minneapolis, Minnesota L ' ENFANT is the most beautiful living proof that it is quality, not quantity that distinguishes mer-man from mere-man. It is unusual that one so beloved of all womankind displays a discrimination in dragging which King Solomon himself could scarce surpass. That is " Sug ' s " least and only virtue. Although his physique equals the line which issues thence, his motto has always been, " If breaking Naval Academy records interfere with breaking hearts, leave the records for the little fellows. " He was born a bachelor, and his O. A. O. tells him that he will die one. He is very cyni- cal for one to whom the world and his friends owe so much, and raves thus: " Everyone loves a single man and no one wants to be seen loving a married one — least of all his wife. " Sound enough philosophy, no doubt, but when we see him at the hops, surrounded by a tinted circle, we have to smilf jnd say to him, " Just try and do it. " Extra Duty {4,3,2,1); Buzzard (2); Class li ' restling (2). JORIS BLISS RASBACH Ilion, New York IT is seldom that the Naval Service is honored with such a versatile and talented disciple of the doctrines of " Leave and Liberty, " and of the pursuit of Cupid, Morpheus and Bacchus. Besides such paramount issues, mere trifles such as grease, studies and athletics become non-essentials. Thus his lot has been one of countless friends, not a few of which are among the fairer sex. As a direct descendant of " King Weaver, " he is gifted with many of the romantic ten- dencies of that famous old gentleman. He claims that he is dead serious, but e.xperience with his incomparable line has rendered us a bit skeptical. It is said, that while on Second Class Xmas leave, he stumbled from his pedestal of avowed bachelorhood and that his one big " fall " was a consummation of " Little Falls. " We feel it our duty to warn his future guar- dian not to allow him to drink too many Coco- Cola ' s on Saturday nights, as experience has shown us that this has proven disastrous to O him on certain occasions. 9 ' ' Ras " i WILLIAM ROGERS OSTERTAG Columbia, Pennsylvania HERE is one of the Inner Clique. You should have seen him that famous night at the Walton Roof, wearing a gilt derby and giving an extemporaneous imitation of Eddy Cantor and Al Jolson, all in one. This is only one adventure, however in the hectic career of this striving sailor. A temperamental youth. Strip him of his mail, and the day is ruined: deny him a hop, and the world is blue. He is not a snake — no, rather a parasite of the worst variety; he never misses a hop and seldom drags. Aside from his worship of Terpsichore, how- ever, " Tag ' s " great ambition is to design sport models and town cars for exclusive clientele. At present he seems to be running a neck and neck competition with Mr. Ford in streamline body designs. Often he comes out of his lethargy, forgets his ailments, and puts his best into some team or squad; oftener yet he stands by to rough house, or to lend a helping hand to more zvooden or less fortunate friends. HARRY BRIGHAM TEMPLE Chicago, Illinois THE quintessence of optimism, the incar- nation of the " 2.5 or bust " policy, " Brownie ' s " main difficulty has consisted in being on the wrong side of that alluring but elu- sive mark. Trees might come and go but he remained perched in their limbs forever. How he did it, no one knows. At the end of Second Class year, however, the Academics gave up in disgust, having done their worst. But that is only one phase of Harry ' s mar- velous versatility. Witness for example, those Saturday night escapades — but he and " Tag " alone can give the details. His social career began, and theoretically ended, with his dragging blind for a friend of a friend (. ). Forthwith, he became possessed of a most ex- quisite marble slab as a gentle reminder of the sweet thing. On the cruises, " Brownie " has demonstrated his ability as an officer and, what is more im- portant, he has been a real shipmate. The bane of his existence was always the classes above him, but time has tempered his views and, climbing to the higher realms himself, he has become the staunchest supporter of the old order. WILLIAM LYMAN PATTEN Nashua, New Hampshire PAT " hails from the old granite state, the home of wood and stone. His ancestors were among the ten thousand who came across on the Mayflower. If you don ' t believe it, ask him. Among his other distinctions, " Pat " , as he is usually called, is one of our five-year men. He has succeeded in imprinting indelibly his name on the charter of the radiator club, in spite of the fact that his record in bi-weekly walks has made him a runner up for the All- Anne-Arundel for several years. In this connec- tion, it is said that he has walked farther than any man in the Academy, on account ot the peculiar angle of his feet. Our famous comedi- an must have copied him. He is a consistent hater of women. Once he forgot himself, however, and journeyed to Wil- mington. He came back a sadder but wiser man. Since then, he has concentrated princip- ally on bridge and the cubes. From these he derives only a mild excitement, but at times his heart really jumps. If you don ' t believe it, just give him a La Palina and ask him about St. Ludia. P. A. List [4, 3). STANLEY ARTHUR WILLIAMS New Haven, Connecticut r?OR the l ove of Mike, ' Stan ' , don ' t go 1 down to that Academy. I just graduated and I know. " " Ah, you don ' t know anything, " replied the indomitable, and he started for the state of the oyster industry. Thus, he came to us, and thus he has stayed, pursuing his happy, love-strewn way. Since we have known him, " Stan " has shown us much as to good times, especially with a European setting. " Lisbon is a fine place, hey, ' Stan ' .? " At home, however, he is an equal success. He really should have been a lawyer, for what but a lawyer ' s shrewdness could keep two girls in the same school from comparing notes about him .? " Stan " is in love with his home town; so much so he once went home on a forty-eight hour leave. He came back eighteen hours late and when arraigned before the powers that be he said, " Well, I ' ll admit that I missed my train on purpose, but it was worth it and I am ready to take my punishment. " " By , you ' ll get it. One hundred demer- its and four week-ends on the ship, ' was the reply. 9° o Oo ' ' Stan GEORGE WARREN PATTERSON, Jr. Indian Head, Maryland BAM! (The door bursts open). Crash! (Nav books make violent contact with table). Enter a young Adonis in Navy Blue, his cap heeled to port and his graceful form poised to spring. Pat, the Indian Head Horror, is upon us! " What the blinketv-blink, didn ' t I get any mail.? " " Now, don ' t hold out on me. I didn ' t get any. ' All right; if I don ' t get a letter this after- noon, I won ' t write again for a month ! " " I ' m warning you. You better knock off or you ' ll get hurt. Savvy.? " " Gee this mess hall chow is terrible. Now when I was home Christmas — " He ' s off agam on his favorite subject, chow. Usually a man of few words, he waxes poetic over food. At first, we could hardly believe that this little wild flower with a face the picture of chddish mnocence hailed from the land of gun- powder and big guns. Such, however, is the case, and he ' s as dangerous as his home port. " Gee, I hate a dumb guy. " AURELIUS BARTLETT VOSSELLER Jacksonville, Illinois " ' ET away! Watch it! Get your fingers off! vJf Can ' t you see I ' m trying to invent somethmg.? " " All right then, have your way, but say what you ' ve got to say and make it snappy. " " No, it ' s not a new kind of a chow container nor a device for dousing sail. " " What would be the use in telling you? You wouldn ' t understand anyway. " The storm breaks. Shoes and overshoes fly. Exit the tormentor. (Quiet). The inventor again to work on sketches that would make Goldberg wild with envy. One night when there wasn ' t any moon, Voss staggered in from a little town named Jackson- villeinthe far, wild and woUy Middle West. Like Abraham Lincoln, he came east to gain fame for Illinois, but he ' ll have to take a little less time out for caulking if he ' s going to do that. For long distance sleeping in any position he takes the hand-painted canteen. When he starts out like this, " Now, last September leave I met — , " just run, sailor, while you still have breath. " I ' ll douse sail. " Class Gy m (2) ; Class Tennis (4, 3, 2). Q ' Class Crest Committee; Co7npanv Representative (3, 2, 1): Class Lacrosse (3,2, 1), Numerals [2); Log Staff (1). ' Pat " It Tr T GEORGE EDWARD PETERSON Portland, Maine HE name Susie, from the Latin word susannus, meaning, " he who pursiies the skirted ones, " exactly typifies him. He affects a lingo which smacks of the Bowery, and if you have time, he is always ready to show you the latest steps as they are now being danced on Third Avenue. Living up to his name, he has a number of feminine acquaintances in Baltimore, Christiana, Lisbon and St. Kitts. One of his favorite diversions is the cornering of unsuspecting youths to whom he can deliver his endless dissertations on the subject of those whom " I have known. " Of late, Susie has acquired a desire to " star " in " Dago, " so at all hours of the day one is likely to find him reading the latest of French authorities. There is one thing which he is always ready to devote his time to, and that is the defense of the state of Maine. And not unlike his ardor for the home state is his spirit of persistency, for he often keeps going while others have stopped for a rest. -. " Hello, ki-i-d! " P Radiator Club (4, 3, 2, 1.) 9 CHARLES EDWARD SHEPHERD Portland, Maine THIS fine-looking young chap was origi- nally from the back woods of Maine but, when he was old enough to realize his position, he pulled up his anchor and shifted moorings a little closer to civilization. During Plebe year he was known by the Upper Classmen as " X, " that unknown quantity; — unknowii, perhaps, to them, but well informed academi- cally, he is of the potential satellite variety. A confirmed smoker, he received " Honor- able Mention " during Plebe year with a " com- mendation " from the Superintendent. Yet he hooked onto the track squad at the start and shows, at least during track season, that " where there ' s a will there ' s a way. " His inability to make his high school track team shows the available material which must reside in his home Podunk. His middle name should have been " Argu- ment. " Never convinced, he is always sure that he can tell you that " it ' s this way " and not your way. As for his attachment to mem- bers of the fair sex, a glance at his locker door will suffice. The collection of feminine pictures from every clime tells the story. Track Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); N. A. Track {3); Block " N " (2). ' Pete ' 294 O " Skaar i - " ' ° " p WILLIAM CHARLES PURPLE Columbia, Pennsylvania IT was his first attempt and he was in every respect a novice but, after reading Mahan ' s " Naval Strategy " from cover to cover, and imbibing the counsel of various successful Frenchers, he felt himself prepared. With ap- parent ease he constructed a dummy with lines so langorous and reposeful that even Rip Van Winkle would have envied it. Leaving Ban- croft Hall was a mere detail, nor was it of im- port that he eluded the D. O. ' s on the ground deck, by mere inches. To be sure, he parted company with part of his trousers as he scaled the wall, but he pro- ceeded unperturbed, passing two officers in majestic calm and even saluting one of them. He reached his destination beneath the win- dow, extracted from his pockets sundry peb- bles gathered in Fatima Park for this very purpose, and fired volley after volley to awaken her — but all in vain. She heard him not, so deep was her slumber. ' Tis sad but true; love ' s labor was lost, and he returned disappointed. Class Soccer (4, 3); Soccer Squad {2); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). RICHARD FARNUM STOUT Trenton, New Jersey G ' Questions such as this have been so often put to " Dick " that they are quite the bane of his existence. His friends usually go home satisfied, however, for if variety be the spice of life, certainly " Dick ' s " larder is spicy. In the secret depths of his locker, a prowler might discover anything from sweet cider to peanuts; in the closet, possibly, apples, oranges, or even grapes; and finally, reposing on his window sill, a nice little jar of cream cheese. When his appetite is satisfied " Dick " is in a realm of bliss. His mind instantly reverts to past feeds of notable account and he always delights in detailing to any willing listener the menu of his last Christmas dinner. Food, of course, does not occupy his every thought. On rare occasions he has expressed a desire to star which, to do him justice, he has really done. The four year mystery, though, has been his insatiable hunger. No one has solved or even understood, but we are all agreed that it cannot have come as a result of his vile cigars. Crezc Squad (4). 9° o Oo I ii V J. THOMAS CAMERON RAG AN Christiansburg, Virginia BOSUN ' S Mate: " Topside, everybody: whaleboat falls. " " Tommy " : " Well, let it fall; don ' t they think a man ever sleeps in this Navy? Try and get me up there; I ' m gonna caulk. Send me a call for breakfast, please. " Here is Morpheus himself. He thinks ' ham- mocks " is taps and he ' s never heard reveille. There ' s only one thing he ' d rather do than sleep — write letters to his girl Sometimes, how- ever, they come too fast and he has to go unsat in sleep to pull sat with Cupid. Gosh, yes, he has a girl, or vice versa. " Tommy " held out for two years against feminine attractions and dis- tractions, but from Second Class Sep leave he came back sans miniature, sans heart, sans his feigned indifference, sans everything. " Tommy " doesn ' t like to be reg if he can be otherwise; in fact, he has consistently refused to acknowledge the reg book except in so far as it coincides with the good old Southern customs. Although Tommy likes his sleep, he ' s usually in on everything. He will always be found with his duty well done, — sweet dreams of Virginia hills, home, Mother, and Her. " ( Boxing Squad (4, 3); Sub Squad (■ , 3, 2, 1). 9 " o Oo WILLIAM LESTER RICHARDS Baltimore, Maryland MID: " Sir, will you explain how this pump works.? " Prof: " Well — er — ah, you see — er — ah, Mr. Richards, will you explain this pump to the sec- tion.? " Yes, " Whitey " has a liking for hard probs, but there ' s one which has him worried, namely: the making of a budget for two to balance with Ensign ' s Pay. Second Class cruise he was try- ing to arrive at a solution to this only ( ?) obs- tacle between him and the realization of his most cherished ambition, when someone handed him a letter, postmarked Baltimore. " The first today, " quoth he. Although it is a matter of conjecture as to whether the letter or the budget said, " No " , he rose from his seat the picture of despair and promptly jumped overboard. — If you have ever received your Christmas Log about Eastertime or had the same slip in steam as the fair haired youth mentioned above, you surely must wish our story ended here. I3ut no; the positive buoyancy of such ethereal thoughts as usually course through " Whitey ' s " ) fanciful brain stood him in good stead, and he lives — a P. G. in " Eddie " -cation. Star {4,3,2); Log Staff {3); Circulation Manager Log (2); Class Soccer (4); Class Lacrosse (2), Numerals (2). ' •To 296 -llliitex " - t tfViatit c DONALD JAMES RAMSEY Brookline, Massachusetts ONSISTENCY has always been " Don ' s " greatest virtue, but even so he retains a sense of discrimination. For instance, he has always been a constant worker both in studies and athletics, while with the ladies he is as variable as the nth power of entropy. Although he is from the " Land of Beans and Brains " , his knowledge has come as the result of hard work. Once a new wrinkle is made in his cerebrum, however, time but tries in vain to iron it out. Fewclass teams are complete without " Don " . Injuries pulled him off the football squad Plebe year, but he came back strong on the class team. In the Spring, his Sundays aren ' t complete until he has brandished his lacrosse stick in defense of ' 24. " Side boys ho for the mail Sheik. " The boys in the Post Office know him by reputation, and make it a point to see that he gets his " specials " between working hours. If you want to have a laugh, come around and watch the boy pack up for a three-day Easter leave. Golf clubs, tennis rackets, in fact a full locker, goes mto his groaning suitcase. Football B Squad (4); Class Football (3, 2), Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse (5, 2), Numerals (2); Class Track (2); Class Baseball (4); Class Basketball (3); Lacrosse Squad ( ). " Don " O JOSEPH JANVIER WOODWARD Newport News, Virginia NOW, that ' s what you think. What I think may be different. " Thus endeth any argument with Janvier. It may be that Mother has taken such good care of him or that Aunt Betty has sent him too many Virginia goodies to eat, but somebody nearly did what is called spoiling a good child. You notice I said nearly. He crops out when you least expect it, actually tells a good joke, wins his numerals, or drags some party to a hop. " Hatchet " is not a Red Mike, not for twenty- odd years. Why, when his ship nears land he can always be found up in the bow sniffing the off-shore breeze to tell what kind of foo-foo the girls in the next port use, and thereby judge their beauty, dancing and potentiality. But he has refused to meet Cupid in open fight and every battle has ended in a draw. You ' re a better man than I am, " Hatchet " -jan! Lanky boy — solemn look Slip-stick toy — great big book I draw near, wait awhile; Ear to ear — " Hatchet ' s " smile. Class Fencing {3, 2); Nujnerals (2). Q ' " Hatchet " 297 I HUNTER RICHEY ROBINSON Uniontown, Pennsylvania ' LL do what I want, where I want, and when I want. " These words very fittingly describe his char- acter, and we might add that he usually gets what he wants, where and when he wants it. One is immediately impressed by his careless ease of manner. He accomplishes with appar- ent ease and without seeming effort what most of us do with difficulty. He spent a very interesting Plebe year, being the center of attraction wherever he happened to be. In spite of the prophecies of a number of upper classmen, he lived to survive the cruise. Did you ever hear his lusty tenor coming on the deck some Saturday night after his weekly visit to the fruit-stands? — or after one of his elucidations on the " Whichness of What.? " Hunter is not only well known to Lisbon and Crabtown friends, but every D. O. in Ban- croft Hall knows his name and initials. As a result, he proudly boasts of more sea service than most of us. Bruno is bound for the China station, and some day he may come back from the sampans and lotus flowers. Boy, page Asiatic Robin- son! " What do you say to a hand o ' bridge? " " Wally, I ' m getting bald as a billiard ball. " II. " Qo o Oo a ' Desert Healer " 298 4 WALLACE BROUGHTON SHORT Lost Gap near Meridian, Mississippi ' FA YNAMITE " is the name by which most i_y of us know him. He first acquired this sobriquet by detonating fire crackers in the cloistered precincts of District School No. 3, down in Meridian, Mississippi. The young man very much resembles the substance lot which he was named. Ordinarily quiet, he becomes speedily active when touched off — witness, his leave conquests. Then, too, there was the time Youngster year when he had to go to the hos- pital for a week-end because three of his O. A. O. ' s came down to see him at the same time. Plebe year he developed an enormous capac- ity for drinking water, a talent which he was obliged to make much use of in expiating his mess hall sins. Thus it was, however, that he kept a grease with the upper classes, thereby consoling himself somewhat for the attitude of the Dago Department. As further proof of " Wallie ' s " explosive tendencies, consider his two roommates who have been delayed a year through association with this Dupont marvel. Even ye author quakes at tmies over this jinx. " Git for home, Bruno! " HUGH JACK MARTIN Adairsville, Georgia JACK, sometimes called " Honest " Jack by those who know him least, is a true son of the South in that he is a master of oratory. He can talk longer and say less than any man within these four walls. Another characteris- tic which marks him as a son of the land of sum- mer is his aversion to work. Each year, Hugh ' s great love for a horizontal existence has all jjut lost to the future a great admiral. Always less than ankle deep in velvet, and dreading the great outside where he would be forced to work, he reluctantly emerges from his beloved rest long enough to pull sat. He is neither a snake nor a Red Mike, for he only drags to help some kind friend. Yet the day seldom passes that the M. C. is not bur- dened with a bulky letter for him. Not savvy, easy going, and carefree; always waitmg for his daily letter from , and long- ing to go back to Georgia — that ' s Hugh. Class Gym {4, 3, 1); P. A. List. Po O 9 o Oo PERRY KENNETH SMITH Cortland, New York SHOULD fate so smile upon " P. K. " as to place his name along-side that of the mighty Caesar, we feel assured that no Brutus can truthfully say: " Because you were am- bitious, I slew you, ' P. K ' . " It was one day that convinced him that the gyrenes have it easy; it was the next that the Commandant received from him a request: " To be com- missioned in the United States Marine Corps upon graduation. " " P. K. ' s " love for the service is based on some unknown appeal of a strong nature. It can ' t be the work we feel sure, or even the play. The secret must lie in one of his favor ite expres- sions: " Any damn fool can be a cit. " Savvy, handsome, lazy and non-reg, yet possessed of remarkable luck which should enable him to grasp the topmost rungs of the ladder of success — that ' s " P. K. " — yes, we ' ll remember him forever and a day and not just because he smokes Piedmonts. Football, " B " Squad {4); Class Basketball {4, 3, 2): Class Baseball (4, 3,2,1 ); Numerals (2). 6 OoO o « o J4 I WILLIAM RUFUS RHOADES Casper, Wyoming SINCE gracing our halls, Dusty has turned from Red Mike to snake and back again, from our future Nelson to the coming Dickens and vice versa, but still remains " just Dusty. " He is like the spring weather around Anna- polis — you never can tell what he will do next. At first he was an aspiring athlete, but since Plebe year he has helped the power plant keep the radiators warm, except while the Sub Squad was on the training table. Meanwhile, he reads and writes. Intermit- tently, he plays long hours of bridge or enjoys good snappy crap games, but he always has time for his literature. The girls never seemed to worry him (ex- cept once), though there is no telling how many he has thrown over, for he won ' t let any one in on the secret. " What ' s the matter. Dusty.? Haven ' t you heard from her for a month? " " Oh, thassall right, I forgot her almost five weeks ago. " Class Lacrosse (4). Class football {4); EUGENE CLARK ROOK YouNGSTowN, Ohio HEY, ' Rook, ' you dragging today.? " " Yeh, but don ' t tell anyone. " " What ' s the matter.? Not so heavy? " " Not so very. I dragged her blind, and, ye gods! What a thug! Her name ' s Lewis, and if she isn ' t Strangler ' s sister, I ' m crazy. " And so the average went down. " Hey, Rook, you dragging again? " " Yes, boy, and I surer ' n ' ell pulled sat. She is a dream come true. " Youngstown, Ohio allowed a good man to get away when Gene came to us. He always found the books easy and therefore stands near the top of the class, but he devotes as much time to helping others as he does to himself. He is conscientious and efficient, having a high sense of duty and loyalty to authority. Irre- sponsibility or shiftlessness never were part of his make-up. We will remember Gene for his devotion to duty and his keen sense of right and fair play. (3 " Where d ' yu get that ' birdie ' stuff.? " ' O Crezv Squad {2); Star (2). 9 o Oo - T S. W. BEDELL, New York " Nancy " came from " a little plate called Springfield " which he mirrored perfectly. His two years with ' 24 were happy ones, the termination of which brought mutual regrets. F. L. BUSH. Tennessee F.L-, still on Uncle Sam ' s pay roll in the Department of Commerce, is taking a course at George Washington University, and anticipates entering Columbia soon. W. B. CHADWICK, MassacMisetts Savvy could knock everything except (he color test. We probably lost, and Wcsleyan University gained, a vale- dictorian when Walter joined their class nf -2.3. D. K. CLAUDE, Maryland Dave likes the " Gyrene " life he is leading in San Domingo, but he ' s a damn good fellow for the Navy to send into the Marine Corps. R. B. COLT, New Jersey Rut was bilged out by the Medical Department in December, 1922. He is now at Stevens Tech. H. D. COOPER, Ohio " Say, wasn ' t she keen? " When Harry wasn ' t with them his heart and his thoughts were. This weakness, however, will not bar him from success, we trust. F. COWAN, Jr., New York Always good at handing out the " dope " , Frank starred as assistant business manager of the LOG until he left to go with the Carnegie Steel Com- pany. Matrimony impending. L. C. CURRAN, Wisconsin Having learned all about storage batteries in second class Juice, Larry felt the urge to see more of them. Now he is with the Exide. J. E. DEYO, Kansas " Jimmie " resigned Second Class year, apparently because of dissatisfaction with the service, but he soon gave us the real reason in the form of a wedding announcement. E. N. DILLS, Minnesota " Swede ' s " motto was: " ' Tis not that I love the Academy less, but that I love Annapolis more! " He holds the Acad- emy record fur " Frenching " — only 184 times. P. V. DILTS, Michigan " P. V. ' s " gymnastic aspirations were temporarily over-shadowed because of attractions at Ann Arbor, but we now understand that they are again shining forth in a Southern University. A. E. DOLLINS. Texas Puss left us with something to look forward to — our next meeting. He is :t man in the fullest sense of the word, and an athlete of no mean ability. J. R. DYER. Missouri Having roamed aimlessly among the splendors of ancient Europe, Ray so- journed for a season at the University of the Lorbonne, and thence drifted ti Princeton. B. C. DUNCAN, Petmsylvania A serious chap, a gentleman, a man of great character — such is the Willie who came to us for an altogether tot. short season. D. L. ECKLAND. California Very, very small; very, very noisy; eternally seeking tendencies; resigned to become a captain of industry — proba- bly has succeeded — anyhow we wonder — " did he lick ' em? " S. B. FOX, Georgia An easy-going Southerner of hand- some countenance and likeable dis- position, after his run to with the Medi- cal Department is now with the Tennes- see State Highway Department. T. A. GLENN, California Glenn came and went, but care-free, oil-burning Tom will always remain with us. Nor do we doubt that he ever cease to look back longingly. E. K. GRANT, Louisiana With us the three hardest years, Eddie left in 1922 and entered Tulane University, where he continued one year. He is now in business in the Crescent City. C. G. HOPSON, New York Hardly a day passed without a sur- prise from " Hoppy " . He was always doing the unexpected to please a friend and make our life a more pleasant one. B. KALISH, New York Phillip Space adorned many Logs with his work, but no poet ever savvied Math, so it finally got our old friend. As a cub reporter in N. Y., he ' s wTiting for N.WY ' , however. S ' %V ' H; ' H ' -- - " " ■ l!»- III- ! K- ' V. U. ie PPELE, Indiana Willie is now living in Cleveland here he is studying Engineering at Cuse University. When he resigned he left a place hard to fill. E. F. KERNS, Pennsylvania Leaving us at the beginning of secon d class year, Eddie joined the naval colony at -M. I. T., where he is taking a course in chemical engineering. J. K. LORD, Pennsylvarua A philosophical lover of poetry and t i.od fellowship was Jake, but the Ac department didn ' t appreciate his as- siduous efforts, so he now teaches machine design in Philadelphia. M. S. LUTHRINGER. Illinois The eye chart robbed us of Luke and liini of his cherished career. He is now wrestling with electrical engineering and visiting teams at the University i Illinois. E. D. McASSEY, Illinois " Mac " , though quiet and unassuming, is gifted with a greasy line that is now boosting for the National Cash Register Company. W. W. McILHENNY. JR.. North Carolina " Mac ' s " friendliness was his greatest strength and his greatest weakness. He was always willing to lay aside his books to improve a friendship. T. H. McGregor. LoHfsiana Upon leaving us, Tommy went to Washington, were he has been emp loyed in the Congressional Library. He is also working for a degree of Bachelor of Foreign Service. F. L. MONZINGO, Washington, " Dizz " Monzingo of " Baldy " fame, a born musician, was not dizzy. He only had an innate desire to be original in everything. D. H. MILLER. Indiana We wonder if the girls in Lawrence- burg are still the prettiest in the world, and how Miller gets along in a podunk like Cleveland. F. A. MURRAY, Washington, D. C. A true friend, a hard worker, and a, man who knows his own mind. He i3 now in business in Washington. SCOTT NAOEL, California " Scottie " lovod his native state, ; now he ' s basking ' neath the shade of prune tree somewhere near ' Frisco, Here ' s to a long and happy life, old pal. JOSEPH O ' BEIRNE, Indiana Joe was cursed with hard luck. First the Academics, then ill health took him from our midst. For further informa- tion address Fitzsimmons General Hos- pital, Denver. D. P. OLSON, Washinuton Don was one of the steadiest and most likeable men in the class, but he unfortunately had to leave youngster year for a Colorado T.B. hospital. O. O. POTTER, Indiana We used to call him " Breezy " and it typifies him exactly. . good word and a cheery smile for everybody, because everybody was his friend. C. J. PRATT, Florida ' ' Alligator " had an incurable weak- ness for saltwater and was also very susceptible to " hospitalitis " . But ho finally gave up the martial state for the more " pleasant " marital. J. T. SNYDER, Illinois John left after one of those annual medical surveys. Juice fails to hold any terrors for him in his work with the Illinois Power and Light Company. T. E. STEELE, Jr., New Hampshire As his name implies, a steel man, but with an Irish smile and humor. A true shipmate to his friends, but may his enemies stand clear. J. L. WOOD, New Jersey John was at least a hard-working fellow with an unappreciated sense of humor. The end of his naval career is credited to some female of the species. D. C. WILDER. New Hampshire " Duke " mixed his reds and blues, and Ferguson decided he was color- blind. D. C. graduates from Syracuse this year and will study journalism, probably at Columbia. W. S. BROWN, Massachusetts " Spare Parts " , as the crew called him well suits this devil-may-care World War veteran. Coming to us from the Marine Corps, to it he returned. i i iTTT ■rrYTYi »iTr irrr7r»—-iT--MirfTjih-» TriTfc ■ rHrrwr-Trrfr MrrHT-i. - ' " -— - r itfat i 1 ir ■ ■T ' i i ijti rn-t ani m - — ' i miTo - j tit S4;t» i _ l■ 4 r.= --- i - j ' A .- ' CHALKEY DUVAL, Virainia " Hick " made his letter in wrestling in the 145. He left us his second class car and is now a married man living in Richmond, Virginia. . . .1. FLEMIXO, Jr., Pennsylmnia Text books and medicos spelled the loss of one of our best pitchers. B " that good humor and guileless air should serve Artie well in selling real estate. A. E. C. HELLER, New Jersey A distinguished veteran of many of the hottest engagements of the World War. Arthur came to us. His loss we n-gret but his business success we applaud. J. M. KENNY, Jr., Tennessee A man of taste with a sense of humor, a love for a good time, and a genius for finesseing the . cadeniics. He left us for college life at Vanderbilt. F. B. LOO.MIS, Jr., California Having succumbed to Capt. Car- penter ' s ferocious axe-men, Loomie is now at Stanford University, where he has affihated himself with the Kaffa . lpha; Southern Fraternity. F. B. ANDREWS, Illinois ■ " Andy " — crew man. philosopher, op- timist and friend. Frank roomed with ■■Jack " Wright and resigned at the end of youngster year. He is now in the brokerage business in Chicago. H. E. BAWDEN, Texas Hank decided he was ' ■temperament- allv " unfit for Naval Service and re- signed at the end of Y ' oungster year. He is now at Boston Tech., studying Engineering. C. R. DAVIS, Xew York- After several strenuous years of class football, lacrosseand academics, Chaun- cey left the Navy to take up the light and power game. Matrimonial data not available. M. D. DICKINSON, New York- Dick is now attending Union College from which he graduates this year. He hasn ' t forgotten the old U.S.N. A., how- ever, for he occasionally revisits us as a water poloist. J. B. FRAZIER, Jr., Virainia A victim of the Medical Department ' s exams. Jack " departed this life " secoad ■lass year to begin a new one in the wheat growing business in Nebraska. J. N. FORSYTH, California The East being too cold, he resigned. He has lately set new records in all branehesat Cal. Tech. Jack says, " Bot- toms up for Navy, always. " A. J. HEPBURN, Jr., n ' asltington, D. C. Hep joined the " Lost Battalion " in ' 23 when the Academic Board declared " Math " the winner. Our memories hold him the truest of gentlemen, a charming friend, and loyal comrade. R. L. .TERRETT, Rhode Islatul The sign on the eye chart which Pug could not read spelled medical dis- charge. He is now at M. I. T. S. A. McILHENNY, Jr., Texas " Mac " , although far above the aver- age in his tilts with the academics, lost out in an argument with a medical hoard and the Navy lost a promising youth. G. P. PRH ' ETT, Alabama A good man gone wTong! George left us before the mists of Second Class semi-anns cleared, and now it ' s the Coast Artillery. " The ocean ' s wide and deep — ! " L. I. REPLOGLE, Pennsylvania The Academics relieved Rep of the responsibility of deciding whether or not to be a ' Naval Officer. In him we lost a cheerful friend and a good tennis player. J. J. WH. LEN, Massachusells " Jimmie " managed to fool the Ac Department but, having failed to eat his usual bananas before the physical exam second class year, he was declared under weight. B. E. WILSON, Colorado Boyd was one of our star wrestlers whom the squad misses very much. At present he is in the real estate business in New York. EMIL BUDNITZ, Maryland Anything non-reg which would yield a laugh always appealed to Emil. A good athlete and a fine classmate, he is one whom we are glad to recall as a friend. W. S. WHIPP, niinois Sock, noted for his dissertations and compositions, left second class cruise character. at the end of He was indeed a —mt iii f r mi) u i V I HIV- ' ? — - jJ iTTK— i tVt -i .■ rtrr i.i Tf i- - rfH -; ti rr , ntrrrfc .. Ti — f v .iiv ' vy - Viv - i f- -■ ' jr ' - ' sy ' ii.? — ? ? sijp " " " m » gu yj ' Uv " ' ' - - T -m u i U : ■ •n ; r ;j;A H!ft - ' ' T ' ' t cj UP: " tt- ' -J ' Akins, C. M. Alger, J. N. Anderson, J. M. Andrews, E. T. Appleby, H. B. Baisley, C. D. Bassett, D. C. BiRKOFER, P. J. Blackburn, F. H. BoLSTAD, B. L. Bonvillian, D. J. Bowers, H. T., Jr. boyett, j. s. Brennan, C. T. BUGE, I. H. Bushousen, F. G. Butler, C. W. Cabe, J. C. Callander, J. T. Campbell, L. K. Carver, J. E. Child, L. T. Clemmons, W. H. CoE, W. R. Collyer, D. C. coolidge, r. m. Copeland, S. L. Crampton, S. W. Crawford, G. M. Creighton, J. H. Cruce, H. W. Cullen, J. M. Darden, W. H. Davidson, W. T. Dial, F. A. Divet, R. D. Doggett, F. M. Domenech, F. Donnels, a. T. Downs, J. R. Dreier, D. C. Dressor, W. D. Eaton, H. A., Jr. Edwards, C. EV ANS-LOMBE, W. B. Ewing, E. C. Faber, E. J. Feild, S. C. Field, H. H. Floyd, T. W. FIRST SHOT Gaines, C. R. Gallaway, p. N. Gattis, H. L GiFFORD, O. M. Gillen, J. G. Granger, D. M. Gregory, M. Haley, F. G. Harper, M. B. Harrison, F. DeC. B. Hart, W. D. Hatch, A. W. Hayes, H. D. Henderson, A. Hewes, L. C. Hill, H. N. Hodges, F. C. HOGAN, W. C. Hoover, J. H. HORTON, K. M. Jackson, F. C. Jackson, R. S. Jackson, V. O. Joseph, L. H. Kelley, M. H. Kennedy, L. G. Kleine, W., Jr. Kornhauser, E. H. Kraege, C. a. Larcombe, H. N. Leavitt, G. Lefkovics, J. H. Lehman, C. L. LiDDON, F. B. Long, A. K. Luther, J. R. McCoRMICK, P. S. McCoy, W., Jr. McGowAN, G. B. McHuGH, F. P. McMahon, W. S. McNamara, F. M. J. MacDonald, D. Martin, R. M. Mead, J. A. Merrick, M. P. Miller, S. F. Miller, W. S. Morrison, C. B. Morse, W., Jr. MuNZ, C. J., Jr. Murphy, J. A. Nevin, H. W. Neynaber, C. C. O ' Connell, S. E., Jr. O ' Quinn, J. J., Jr. Otto, J. H. Parker, W. McK. Perry, H. L. Pleasants, P. DeC. pomeroy, w. l. Ransom, H. Reeder, G. F. Riddle, J. P. Roberts, L. W. Ross, J. W. Jr. Ryan, J. J., Jr. Salzman, E. Sams, A. F. Scott, E. W. Shepard, J. L. Simmang, E. T., Jr. Sleeth, E. E. Smith, J. T. Spaulding, F. LaV. Spears, W. H. Stock, W. E. Taylor, H. A. Taylor, H. M. Tholen, F. H. Thornburg, p. M. Toomer,F.VanDer.H. townsend, t. Upshaw, B. K. Van Alstyn, P. J. VlAULT, A. A. Vinson, B. Walker, H. W. Walker, R. S. W. Waller, LeRoy Welsford, H. R. Wiley, Judson A. Williams, G. A. R. Williams, P. D. Williams, W. R. Winnick, a. Wood, J. W., Jr. WOODLOCK, L. A. Work, J. G. 305 jl - ' S rf - - -• ' ' it Ti I .rf rr -h rffrrriirrf irthi rffru «ff?tS ' :x - iX. - „,-t i,i-ffiY , - i i_i PVi. 1, 1 irT?h. rf5-i ■rf ' i ifT r-i- U M p ..j i[up , ■! imi " j siL m " ■iMLii ;iLii !iMJij _ ' i4Jjy ;4 jj;Rjsi4ji;jU-,% _— jjjU ' :-S4 g-J 4jfrg-r y 5- Adams, C. B. ashenhurst, f. f. Barber, S. G. Bare, F. T. Barker, N. C. Barnett, G. E. Berger, H. a. Blades, G. E. Boyd, J. J. Brisbane, W. H. Brousseau, H. G. Brown, G. G. Bryant, C. R. Byram, F. F. Carter, H. V. Charlot, H. E. colonna, r. p. Crews, M. H. Currier, C. F. SECOND SHOT Daniels, H. C. Darling, W. D. Davis, John Ernst, L. F. Gandy, H. Graham, G. W. Hancock, J. B. Helmick, G. B. hollingshead, p. h. Howard, J. B. Jackson, E. H. Jeffcott, E. M. Keller, H. S. King, H. T. Kolb, S. D. Lance, G. W. Lipsey, R. O. McDonald, C. McGary, K. C. McGregor, F. A., Jr. Makowski, M. Mongan, R. O. Morris, S. F., Hid. NOYES, V. P. Potter, A. P. Schirmer, W. O. Starksweather,M.W. Steele, H. V. SUMAN, E. L. Tracy, A. H. Wakefield, A. C. Ward, R. F. Weidemeyer, J. D. Wisner, a. p. WiTTLAKE, O. D. Wright, C. H. k RE -WORKED LINKS Andersen, E. E. Banks, J. O., Jr. Birmingham, W. Blakeslee, H. W. Blue, J. S. Blurton, C. H. Brant, E. V. Brittain, M. C. Burling, D. O. Carpenter, D. N. Carson, J. M. Clark, P. M. Clark, R. S. Crosley, p. C. Crudup, J. B. Drury, M. J. Durham, R. L. Durnell, F. L. Ferguson, J. A. Foss, W. L, Jr. Gardner, R. N. Gerry, L. J. Greenlee, D. G., Jr. IN OTHER CLASSES Hammock, J. C. Harper, T. B. Harris, A. E. HoBBS, I. E. Howard, W. S., Jr. Hughes, J. G., Jr. Johnson, R. C. Karnes, F. D., Jr. KiMES, T. J. Kimzey, R. p. Lawrence, J. R. Leahey, G. a., Jr. LooMis, B. B. Loos, W. M. Lovelace, W. F., Jr. MacIntyre, a. McGlasson, G. McGraw, T. M. McNary, R. M. Mensing, R. J. K. Moore, A. S. Nonweiler. K. H. Norman, D. P. Norman, R. G. O ' Keefe, G. F. Phillips, G. L. Porter, W. F. Pyne, S. N. Reither, R. W. Roberts, D. G. Rorschack, a. L. schonland, h. e. Shropshire, R. F. Simpson, S. D. Stevens, R. B. Strucken, W. a. Thompson, A. B. Turner, R. H. turney, w. l. Tweedy, E. Varian, D. C. Woodbridge, B. H. Young, C. H. ZiTZEWITZ, E. K. -;. H -iTn rrnna mrri am " - n " - ' . - ' " - " " im i jjj 1. «JLJJ t LJ M Wai - LH aitm, I iiiiM ■ ' ij II ■! HI I !■ riTTi n n hibti ni rnirti « " " - — " Top Ro ' .o—G. E. Mott, B. F. Perry, E. J. Moran, F. S. Crosley, W. C. Calhoun, A. B. Clark, M. J. Connolly, R. B. Dashi. Middle Row—?. Briggs, G. B. Hoev, W. C. Wickham, W. N. Richardson, Jr., W. M. Fechteler, R. E. Keating, H. D. Clarke, R. G. Tobin, W. E. G. Erskine Sealed—]. D. Maloney, D. B. Wainwright, H. E. Shoemaker, T. R. Kurtz, B. McCandless, C. C. Slayton, T. A. Symington EXECUTIVE THE Executive Department was for many years called the Department of Discipline. This title was misleading. The primary duty of this department is to supervise and direct the opera- tion ot the regimental life, and to assist in the development of officer-like character in the mid- shipmen. The responsibility for the discipline of the regiment is shared by this department with all officers on duty at the Naval Academy, with the midshipmen officers and midshipmen on duty, and in maintaining the traditional high ideals of the school with every midshipman who has the honor of serving here. r H BS It is true much of the direct work of enforcing the regula- mH BI ' « " tions which govern the regiment develops upon the officers ' T ' - ' ... of this department, but again their primary mission is to teach the midshipmen officers and midshipmen on duty the 8| 2| ' wUl reason for these regulations, how they are to be enforced, and to delegate to them as much of the duty of enforcing them as it is found they are prepared to assume. No slack ship is ever long a happy ship and so we believe that it midshipmen are to be graduated prepared to enter the commissioned ranks of the service equipped with the high ideals that must prevail therein, it must be the result of four years training during which their welfare and development are always considered, but also four years subject to dis- cipline administered with justice and firmness, and where neither commendable nor reprehensible conduct is overlooked. fU Captain U. S. Navy Wi 309 _- . ' ■ jf ' ■ i i t " ' -; t ?!- ! i rfBYi " . t i -r fr-r r- ' ' " — ' ' f Tr »fr? rfftr M T l ■ fiY t m rt mm r r ' - " r i ' ' ' m f i i miJi :y;-J 11,. . ■■ Sa; _SU - viAV r .-.- _-S -J ' Vj ,--. ,V IPl- ■ pj pz 310 ' - ' -a fl T ' ' -— rtftm iiiY ■ f V 7 i-i-rf ' 0r - r -- - -wv - gfc . , t3 tin -. vfT , T%r» -_w nn-rf ' " " " ' ' ' in n ' Ti ni 11 — ■ jp . ' - t . u " ' Ki, ' ' K j ' " rvi - },t ' ' i ' i iP ' 9 S!ii v7u " . 44 UAJJ jv " " ij - Kji ' " ■•i ji - ? A jJ _H j - ' ij - ' jj; _ " ' my ' 4.fl . i " !!- ' WTA lj ..) 1? " i " sS J 1 ■ A f 1 fc . .fr. - Top Rozv—V. B. Hillhouse, A. C. Kidd, V. C. Barringer, L. R. Vail 7l iW ; - Row— i. ' . W. Warlick, W. P. Davis, C. A. Baker, M. Y. Cohen, O. H. Holtman, T. 0. Kirby Seated— E. T. Short, C. McCauley, W. E. Clarke, H. E. Cook, S. F. Heim, P. C. Ransom, L. H. Thebaud SEAMANSHIP THE course in Seamanship comprises the study of seamanship proper, communications, tactics, leadership, and international law. As far as possible the instruction is practical. The purpose is that essentials shall be learned so thoroughly and their importance so impressed upon the student, that the knowledge will be retained and that action in accordance therewith will be second nature. After graduation responsibility will soon be met. As officer of the deck in port, if a sudden squall capsizes a boat, or your moorings part, or your anchor drags; if underway in a fog, a ship or the beach looms up ahead, if a man falls overboard, or if your ship or the next ahead breaks down, or if one of a thousand and one emergencies arises; you will have no time to think or to " consult the book. " YOU must ACT, and upon your prompt action will depend IB I not only your measure as an officer but possibly the safety of " » - — J i the personnel for which YOU are responsible. When emer- gency overtakes you, as overtake you it surely will, if you do the right thing, in the right way, at the right time and from habit; then the Seamanship Department will have accom- plished its mission. ff E ) — Captain, U. S. Navy Q ' - .- fi - irt- ' NniTirf - .XK tr ht ' • ' t- OXX ,., i w . 6 0» — . s - . r O ' . J - m m m i I a I m 9 m 4 IS 8 I i?r . 1 L m - M " ■■ cim mTi : : » ■ Mrr iy — ■ wj.a — ■ ■ .j» : :t ' « iT-iP — ' l. -jjjy— gr i i c-llp - ■ Jl. ' JJ i KLin. ■ Utl J3 la ' i.tJ LM« ■i ' ll. l . ' iJt- r r r u -ij-i " ■ -ijtjj w Top Row—]. W. Whitfield, R. P. Whitemarsh, R. B. Carney, R. A. Awtrey, W. E. MacKay, H. L. Maples Middle Row—K. Floyd-Jones, R. C. Alexander, B. V. Meade, E. G. Hanson, J. J. Clark, R. H. Maury, E. H. Connor Seated — R. E. Rogers, L. B. Anderson, B. Dutton, John Downes, S. A. Taffinder, H. H. Forgus, F. T. Berry t; NAVIGATION O conduct instruction so that on graduation a midshipman knows the basic principles of navigation and will, upon reporting for duty afloat, make a good assistant navigator. " To accomplish this mission in an all too limited period, two methods are utilized — section room instruction and practical work at sea. The Second Class year is devoted to laying a foundation sufficiently strong to support the work at sea during the succeeding summer. During the First Class year the work progresses until at graduation a midshipman should have a knowledge sufficient to enable him to care for and use his instruments, do simple coasting and piloting, work out the principal forms of sights and piece them together to make, when properly arranged, an ordinary Day ' s Work. The Science of Navigation is a broad one and should have much more time devoted to it than it is possible to allot to the Naval Academy. As is true with other Departments so with this one, the aim is, primarily, to lay a firm foundation and turn it over to the graduate to leave it alone or build on it according to his individual ambition and opportunity. Commander, U. S. Navy |i ' =— £fcnrt fir--a [ ivtrj ' li rf Yn " inVTT Trrl iia M i s am;fa n - - " - ' " i rfffr . —— - rti i iTirhiwitfrtii ttftu ftmiiiJitTi iiTYhi rflrii MrftrHr - -;v ' - -l j r-34V -J4 r-- lj,Vl, Sl ' - ; iiJj: ' - ' S t --_-_-- j - " - --- ■ -Sl ' - ' - taH_ « jj ■ ' y _ ' t y ? - ky - ' v {j ' -, " f( " -: i i ' ' i{V v ' ' ' JSn ll m 1 H W ' 1 314 »; - - ' -- ' ' ■rrrrti rrT nY " r - - -.-rfS -- x?- - - :i4K IP - ' • MV --OTr -rH , VT _rtKTi tT ■(TTT UTTI Standing— W. L. Wright, W. S. Heath, O. R. Bennehoff, D. W. Loomis, D. A. Spencer, S. H. Hurt, F. Jordan, T. R. Cooley, H. E. MacLellan, B. P. Vosbury, J. Prenis, M. L. Lewis Sfalrd—V. ' . S. Wotherspoon, J. J. Mahonev, E. L. Earnhardt, W. E. Dovle, C. S. McWorter, W. R. Van Auken. S. A. Clement, L. H. McDonald, M. W. Callahan, G. P. Lamont, G. P. Brewster ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY WITH the splendid traditions of the " old " and " new " Naval Academy as an inspiration, the present course and method of instruction has been laid out to give the midshipmen of this period the best foundation for their ordnance and gunnery duties in the present Fleet and the future Navy. In all work in Dahlgren Hall under this Department, an endeavor has been made to show what is expected of each Naval Academy graduate. And, speaking for all officers in our Department, it is hoped that as the years pass on, each midshipman of the class of 1924 will always remember that " personal Service touch " which we have tried to give. May you never forget in all your future ordnance and gunnerv the words of the memorial of the old " OREGON " " — " ONLY-THE-SHOTS-THAT-HIT-COUNT " ! iiul . - OuAuJ? Commander, U. S. Navy 315 r-f - " ' " - i (hr ftt a rrtvi ' ■ im i i rih i — .tO — rf Sa amr " " " llVfc irfmB rfffa " ' t T -va.— - ■Mi ' ' - Hi - •H ' -. ■ fH r - - v -. ' - y ' ' T- _ ■ ' JJi ' ;. - -; ,; ' _wi jL iwa ti wp ' g n r WW h d W ■rfTr MnTrnW. riVhi rfVnTTtTfh -ffrrn ■rfV «tvtw. ■ niin»i mn - ss - crcF— sn — " s u j . j-,i,. — jjjj. " ' u ' " ■ t u ■ mi —Mij ji i. - . - ' TlU JJ LL JWt «i i v ■siv -i ' « i r . V Vi 1 1B[ Top Row—]. E. Burger, I. Pursell, E. F. McCartIn, C. D. Leffler, W. T. Forrestel, W. Gearing, H. B. Broadfoot, F. G. Richards, W. W. Webb, L. Doughty, D. W, Tomhnson, W. E. Miller, C. P. Bolgiano. I. M. Page, G. Beneze Middle Row — D. Kavanaugh, T. S. Schumacher, W. A. Corn, A. T. Emerson, G. W. Clark, G. W. Johnson, T. D. Wilson, S. Gambrill, R. N. S. Baker, W. M. Relfel, H. G. Eldredge, H. F. Ely, W. E. Farrell, W. A. S. Macklin Seated— G. C. Manning, R. C. Smith, Jr., F. Van Valkenburgh, L. C. Davis, T. S. Woods, H. G. S. Wallace, T. W. Johnson, C. C. Davis, R. S. Fay, L. P. Bischoff, J. I. Hale MARINE ENGINEERING AND NAVAL CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING today underlies every branch of the naval profession. Man-power has given place to machinery, infinitely more complicated, vastly more powerful. Properly to direct that machinery, wherever located, requires engineenng knowledge. To mipart that knowledge on which may later be superposed the skill that only experience can give, is the aim of this Department. The course begins with mechanical drawing, the " language of engineering " ; descriptive geometry, which develops the power of visualizing objects in space; and the reading of blue prints — as necessary to ordnance as to marine engineering. Then follow mechanical processes, boilers, mechanisms, reciprocating engines, auxiliary ma- chinery, thermodynamics, turbines, internal combustion engines, and naval construction. Drills supplement and broaden theory, and cover a wide field; bench work, both wood and metal, forge work, mould- ing, the firing of boilers, use of power tools, gas analysis, oil testing, electric welding, and many others follow. Both in drill and recitation, it is the aim to give a thorough understanding of principles involved, and a sufficient knowl- edge of the usual types of machinery, so that further informa- tion necessary can readily be acquired; and so that correct mechanical principles can be applied when engineering prob- lems arise, whether in the engine room of a destroyer or the gun turret of a dreadnaught. tg OJ LU- ' - Z Commander, U. S. Navy 317 ' ' f " i ad li . £2i 9. 1iB i Bb j 3B a ta , ): d » . a b_ ■ P iirmiiMinnii aTrriBwrtTn w diTii nvntim tnti mtTyth - vu - r -j ;v- _ A)r- ».j _-_-_sii - ' J,i - ' -_- ' SV - - V- - - - ' Si ; -- tt 318 ' • ' ' ' " -ir ' TVTTiM ifl ' r i ' T ' S ' = UJL.I — UTUJ iJl - aj.l.p: .UV ' - " r- » - " i tfTtTttm r - T i THTi . Frrrwrmn rfirn -» oii rTT» « i C ■ nras - ■. _ - Hit. . HIV ' " ■ ■ " »4IJ J J | lJjJ lJ - »i4jj J . y JJ . i ii i »y . t( .jj .tiiy .tj ( JjUJ» _ ) ' ijn ' ' lil ! i.f f u tv . t.:r.-» «..t:- ' ' :t.;. -iVjr Roa—l K. Javne, G. D. Robinson, R. L. Mitten, F. SlinglufF, L. I. Engeike, J. C. Gray, J. R. Allen, D. G. Howard, E. B. Rodgers Sfcond Roz ;—R.H. Henkle, G. F. Bogan, G. F. Braine, L. Henifin, A. H. Baleman, M.W. Powers, J . C. Cole, T. F. C.Walker Third Row—]. A. Murphy, B. F. Staud, R. E. Dees, A. M, Bledsoe, C. L. Best, E. L. Vanderkloot, J. L. Hill, M. C. Partello Se-ated—W. C. Owen, R. F. Frellsen, P. J. Dashiell, G. F. Neal, G. S. Bryan, H. B. Hird, S. Cochran ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND PHYSICS THE importance of this Department can hardly be overestmiated when one considers the courses of study undertaken, which include Chemistry, Physics, D. C. Electricity, A. C. Electricity and Radio. These subjects alone might readily comprise a college course of four years, but here at the Naval Academy, where there are so many professional subjects to be learned, the tmie allotted is necessarily limited. For this reason, and because of the tact that we are educating Naval Officers and not specialized engineers, an effort is made to give the midshipmen a thorough grounding in the fundamentals, so that they may be able to apply the principles learned to the apparatus on board ship, leaving the more advanced studies to Post Graduate Courses. Our Mission then, is not to qualify midshipmen as expert engineers, as radio men, as chemists, as physicists, but it is to make the most efficient use of the time allotted the Depart- ment in thorough and practical courses of instruction, so that the midshipmen may be best fitted to apply their knowledge in studies in other Departments and in the service after graduation. t c iL, Commander, U. S. Navy 319 - " CK ' _ , T . , v »w -f Y " -• MiiT ' fTf iiif i i irlV -|»ri fft r»r f tffl S - ' ' « - :-« fc - rt -f- i - ?r rfiiTri»Tl7frii fi rMrnfrrTV- ' rii fri r tffT i , - " ■ ' v --- xT r„» -»u ' - i - ' H — ■ ; -j yjJV --r ' -ii-t " ' - . . y—yr? m m J, ' it ' 1 ' -f 320 U --■ " ' ' T " - rfVTT —i iTt-i i i ' ' TY . rfT M- r C- L fa— rfTlT rfTyUTwrffJ i fta TtfTV ii TTr rrnt— i. r ' isr " " lUJJ «ti. 4 jlJ % Hi ' r (fc:-. ' »ir..,v tiC ■ . Top Row — L. r. W ilsun, W. t . Slienton, M. AJEason, E. J. King, J. Tyler, J. B. Scarborough, W. A. Conrad MiddU Row—]. A. Bullard, L. M. Kells, P. E. Hemlce A. Dillingham, G. R. Clements, R. C. Lamb, J. N. Galloway, L. S. Dederick Seated— A. M. Robert, J. B. Eppes, H. L. Rice, A. J. Chantry, C. L. Leiper, P. Capron, E. S. Mayer MATHEMATICS THE mission of this Department is the extension of the broad mission of the Naval Academy into academic work in mathematics. In keeping with this broad mission this Department does not aim to create mathematicians. It does aim, however, thoroughly to instruct midshipmen in such mathematics as are used directly by officers of the Navy, or such as are fundamental to the comprehension of the physical sciences encountered later in their course of study, and in their career as officers. This Department aims also to develop habits of thought which are analytical, precise, logical, and orderly. Constant effort is made toward the acquisition, by the midshipmen, of this most important part of their mental equipment, in order that they may be able, in the future, to meet situations or problems independently, and to work out correct solutions. In order to insure the closest conformation to these aims, and thereby to carry out most fully the mission of the Depart- ment, the greatest possible variety of practical applications ot the various subjects of mathematics is given in class work. The Department thereby hopes to give the young officers a sense of familiarity with problems they will meet in the fu- ture, and to equip them with the power necessary for solution of such problems. I i iJ t a Ziy . Commander (C. C), U. S. Navy 321 ■•frTr ' i ,yrr « TirT i-t- ' ' »»:c cija» rfrrr wTKhi-i - T y YrT — ,n ■ rfiVTY. »f?n , rfrih . - r£ aa ' ir t TfN , . ?tt - ' i tr f . r ?ir m r1 , m- , - rl ' _ ■4u u ' jiy -j4awLj Lyi --jyA g,— -5 - y =jS4y! !g=;Sj4 S i I 11 ■ i i i i i r 322 ai - ' HV - -- JV— JiV 1 — ' BPS " VSJ ' - . a i iUJ ■ « IV ■ - ■ s.m - VUUJ V!-)UJ " - ' LJ — UJi - r t 4 I 1 . ?r- . 1 ' »rfis - - - i i " ii i4j i To , oa,-A. A. McKay, G. W. Gignilliat, R. S. Merrick, H. F. Sturdy, J. W. Pratt, C. L. Lewis. W. A. Darden Middle Row—C. B. Fortna, F. I. Myers, H. McCormlck, W. K. Dotv, S. A. Gunn, R. B. Foster, R. S. Pease Seated-W. F. Krafft, A. F. Westcott, C. S. Alden, C. A. Smith, W. ' o. Stevens, W. B. Norris, H. J. Fenton ENGLISH JOHN PAUL JONES has expressed our aim in terms of our duty: " Nor is any man fit to com- mand a ship of war who is not also capable of communicating his ideas on paper in language that becomes his rank. " To this end instruction is given in composition, literature, naval his- tory, and modern European history. In composition the emphasis is put upon (1) the paragraph, as the constructive unit; (2) the letter, social and official, this being the kind of composition that every midshipman will be called upon most frequently to write; (3) the naval report, a species of _ writing that ranges in subject matter from a damaged cat- boat to a fleet engagement; and (4) after-dinner speaking, an oral form of composition in which no naval officer can be inexperienced without loss of dignity and usefulness. The types of literature studied are the epic, the lyric, the ballad, the drama, history, biography, the letter, the speech, and the essay — all the existent types except the novel and the short story. The course in Modern European History con- sists of a textbook supplemented by weekly lectures given by the representatives of the leading European embassies in Washington City. Such a course, it is believed, not only vitalizes the study of history but gives each midshipman of the First Class such a knowledge of national ideals and inter- national problems as will fit him to be a more tactful and efficient representative of America and Americanism in every port that he may visit. Head of Department 323 " P , _ mr ■ ■ ' J.S - " - " ' J — U. ' J VA W Si t T - ksii -«iiU " " J - - ■■ ■ r v ' - ' . ' — ■ v a ?«: 3TP — - a ? To? ?o:;— T. K. Ditchie. P. A. Lajove, H. H. O ' Neill, T. A. Ray, A. P. Mever, D. Jordan, H. Bluestone, L. F. Hildebrandt, H. B. Winchell, F. B. Mitchell, C. G. B. Laguardia Middk Rozi ' —]. M. Purdie, C.J.V.Arjona, C.V.Fowler, H.Loss, O.W.Allen, L.Herrera, L.L. R. Fournon, M. A.Vaccariello Seated— M. A. Colton, A. Fernandez, W. L. Friedell, J. T. Bovvers, P. E. Voinot, W. E. Olivet, J. Martel MODERN LANGUAGES MISSION: To give to each graduate a good working knowledge of French or Spanish, such as will enable him to understand and to make himself understood. Not all persons learn with equal facility. Some excel in one direction, some in another; some generally, some not at all. The learning of a language is the formation of a new mental habit. It does not involve logic, reasoning power. A very young child forms mental habits readily. Therefore, he can learn any, or many, languages with equal facility. The older he grows the more fixed become the mental habits formed, and the less readily he forms new ones. Concentration of all the faculties, then, becomes an essen- tial. Habits are formed only by performance many times repeated. We try to help by explanation, illustration and encourage- ment. We try to impress on the midshipmen the best method of learning a language, which is to practice speaking. But we can do no more than help. Each individual must form his own habits of speech by persistent practice. Grasp every opportunity to speak. Go out of your way to make opportunities. The man who tries nothing makes no mistakes, but he is a nonentity. I ' , M . Commander, U. S. Navy i 32S U ' -ig. itnn-wmt ifTtr fTf mT t " T " I ftrnTntttTttxM mtni i " " -to -frriili ■f iiiiifl - rf -- " ' ' ir . ' - .n - " U i --jyi iKLij -_«i ' vp _v _ j »i __S}j j«y» _ktjj» i 44 » 5 li ' " i ' — s " -V|j - t; ' M v V! 4i ii Ui ' iy w r fl? « .. V w n . ' f ' ■fV ' ' " v Y ' ' ' » Standing— W. P. Mull, G. E. Mott, H. L. Kalcn, Mrs. G. W. Diegnan. H. G. Ralph, R. H. Hadeland, S. V. ' Douglass Seated—]. T. Stringer. D. Ferguson, Jr., H. B. Hcrmesch, W. H. Bell, P. G. White, . . L. Burleigh, W. Rehrauer HYGIENE THE mission of the Department of Hygiene is two-fold, in that the object of its teaching is to build for the direct good of the individual, mentally, morally and physically, and for the effi- ciency of the Naval Service as a whole. No officer is equipped to play his part as such unless acquainted with the basic facts concerning the intricacies of the human machine, the inter-relation of its functions, the influence of the psychic life upon the physical, and the internal and external dangers to the well-being both of himself and of those for whom he is officially responsible. This Department contemplates the facts that it is the duty of every officer to keep fit and that a knowledge of the laws of hygiene and sanitation is essential to every line officer as a factor in the full discharge of his military responsibilities and the success of his military enterprises. It is its mission, therefore, to employ the Academic periods allotted it to the end that those transferred to the Service at large may have a practical knowledge of first aid, personal hygiene, and general sanitation, and an intelligent acquaintance with those per- sonal and environmental requirements necessary to the maintenance of health. M w m 1 ■ s if Jl Mi ' j yji - M - ' A f: -7 ?! Jp - B B WULUMWUBW i - " ' ' — — v - « £iii i l i--« _ ' ' —j.i ' - j i— .jg u i» -s _V ' — ' . = -.J U . - Vv. j dfiB j | irV;, ifes? i HI » e-..- ) si tf y:R 1 iwt n mwii 329 1 i I, ' -. ' » --- •»- - - -«C- -- -O - -O . -- Ot- . s " -.-a y . - ? - ■ ■ Os- » - -J - -.- - -- O., — fOf,, ,,:,ffm S._ , 7t. rf w-O " r— S, ■Ml ' —lll ! ujj j i.gaKMgr-JW ' g - lU -?SW j wu ; — %uV- - Styf HijW— iy--jH _?Jju »i __ « HKt»._4 j _ Auj f B L W 1 n rM 4 k.- ' ij JSSBfflK ' " - ' T ' q " U. « J- ' U . LU ' IJ T TJ - ' ■ " — " ■ ' — - " " - — - r rrrm • ' ' • -i I i i 1 p I ft i T o. ijr w icnrii rffYTTi ■rrHTf rff iYT, Tt7n — - ry - rv w, itTK trf - - - :az i |! • I " - rr» . «tty rr», rfTrT rtrr » riTr»-rrTnr :-riTrT rtTK r»-rfTy L rtOs n — — . K, .H n r ■■ Tf T - . fy T f h l rffTV l r r fh l.■. r - rffiVi-— - -- y i ' • ; ' ' •it --y S- ' " - - ■ «t L stP ! U- ' m I i ' j H va;. ' , | - ' ;» _ , -„ fTT . fffh- i r Y- ii Y ' — - ' ifrth-ii irf?lTi. ' r ' ftyii- ' i-riVi ' , rfflTii-- ' ' i-f -i . v -;-— a: ' -JifttLj F. S. TIMBERLAKE Class President SECOND CLASS Rough and ready, we, the class ot 1925, started our Naval careers as the meekest of meek and mystified mortals. Plebe summer acquainted us with the Academy and acclimated us to the Naval atmosphere. The drills, the deck-fights, the inspections, the watermelon battles in the mess hall, — all served to while away the heated hours of July and August. All too soon the Crab fleet returned, bringing with it those immortal beings, the upperclasses, with their tales of Christiana and Lisbon. And all too soon they descended upon us en masse and we were forced into the throes of " Ac " year. Rapidly we became educated in the ways of plebedom and were soon able to pie-race, stoop- 334 ' ■UAP ' . T UJ 4-! i. y • MJ ' ' W ' vrfVhT . -Tr ii ■rt YT-r .i i ' rr Mi fTTf t- .. rfYr - wirnrwrmrf i rmr ■tfm fall, and entertain in the proper plebe fashion. Greatly appreciated was the honor of carrying on after a football victory and doubly so was the week following the Army game. Never will we forget " Swede " and " Steve " and " Clyde " and the other boys who made possible our first big snake dance. The drill of that day is printed indelibly in our memories. Christmas leave and the semi-anns rolled by and then — " How many days, Mister.? " ' " One hundred, a sleep, and a butt, sir. " Hundredth night, when the first class rated plebe and we rated first class, was the most perfect example of concentrated energy that e ' er the eye of mortal rested on. Countless calories were consumed by capers on the deck of the Armory. Pavlowa, McCormack, Lionel Strongfort, Al Jolson, and Atlas were all imper- sonated by " gifted " First Classmen. It was a " ragtime " formation and " ragtime " meant " hot time. " The days rolled on through Easter leave and the " anns " up to twenty-two ' s graduation. Oh, the tender memories of that last morning! But. at last, the coveted one diag was ours. How the chest swelled out in just pride! How the left shoulder ' M 335 I - ' ■ ' " ■ " -r TT rfT iT ii rt ' ■■ nn rri i -fni M Tnr iwiT TT i r i»M nfr M t - 1— — I — ' T nT1 - rrr- " ti rrra mtii _ ;j g mw_..yaj aijBgggBg a ag g TOj __ iJ]jj_ ?53P? AS r !5P " S? !5RP 5P The Age of Innocence drooped slightly from the increased weight of that mark of distinction ! We were Youngsters. The cruise brought us back to earth with a bump, for we learned that " Youngster " is synonymous with work. We were soon in- troduced to the pleasures of field days, fire- room atches, lifebuoy watches and the other pleasantries of the cruise. Still, an evening at Kelly ' s, a liberty at St. Kitt ' s, a party at the Northwest arm, all afforded a relaxation and a source of development for that powerful line that is an essential requisite of a Youngster. Battle practice was a novelty and Crabtown was a thrill not to be held cheaply, for was not that glorious month of Sept- ember before us. ' ' Wierd and varied were the tales of our experiences; plentiful and happy were the parties during this month of months. Tired and rhino, we returned to our bugbear, " Ac " year, once more. The Academics came out to greet us with all the special delights prepared for midshipmen of the third class. The skinny department mystified, the steam department dis- gusted, and the Math department bafifled a goodly number of our warriors. The straw that broke the camel ' s back was the integration sign with its at- tendant horrors of Halitosis and his pirate crew. The Game was played in Philly, and we were never very keen on Franklin Field anjrway. In spite of the unfavorable score, we were right there till the last whistle in the celebration, much to the delight of certain publicity-seeking news- papers. Christmas leave came but it passed only with diflficulty, for its memories were tender. It must have waved a mystic wand over the hearts of our men for there were more hearts lost in its short space than there were in the long month of September. To a man the class returned in love, either worse than ever, or for the first time. Even when two weeks had passed by, there was still a tendency to gather in mournful knots and reminisce on that night when she — oh, just the same old story! Tempus fugit. Twenty-three ' s graduation brought with it our additional gold diag, which meant that we had risen appreciably into the realm of the upper classes. It lacked the particular thrill of the youngster stripe, but the privilege of rushing Fatima Park and of using Second Class stairs was not to TEM seCOMOS TiLl. LATE BLAST ! The Charge of the Late Brigade 336 , :jp " ' 3n? ' ' — v. ' - ' Kjjfci i ' - k ' j — u-i — F k u ' " ' j A ' - - — ud JAUJ. ' . ' r j K ' - mvj — H!t ' wj gr? Jt I IJ my m ii tijjM «,m »(j . ,j 1 NAW .00089 e-AVC ETC — Ajlermalh be looked on scornfully. All too soon the time came for embarkation on our second cruise, for bidding adieu to our fair companions of June week, for separating ourselves from terra firma and accustoming ourselves to our summer home, the Crab Fleet. The long and weary trip across the Atlantic with its attendant rough weather rather fed the boys up on the ocean (yes, the fishes got their portion) and we welcomed the sight of land. The coast of Scotland as viewed from Pentland Firth looked quite cold and barren. Now we know why the Scotch are reputed to be so thrifty. When we anchored somewhere in the vicinity of Copenhagen, the delicate question of the moment was whether we would make liberties in Denmark or in Sweden. Both places seemed equally distant. Tivoli, Wivel ' s, the D ' Angleterre and Robenhavn ' s and other innumerable attractions served as an excellent relaxation. Around the north of Scotland again and up the Clyde to Greenock. In itself the spot was most unimpressing but its locality was such that it presented innumerable facilities for trips to Glasgow, Edinburgh and into the neighboring highlands and lowlands. Some of the more fortunate and affluent of our friends succeeded in making a trip to " Lunnon Town " and, to say the least, their tales were astounding. With regrets we left the country of " Hoot mon " and " the brae, brae nichts " and sailed down the Clyde to the sea and thence to Lisbon. What a change from the northern European countries to the Latin peoples of Southern Europe! A trip to Cintra, a swim at the beach, a walk through Monserrate Gardens, all these endeared the surrounding country. No need to mention the city proper. Cadiz offered equal pleasures to the men of the two ships that visited there, and a real bull fight added to the excitement. Gibralter, that staunch old rock, proved a point of great interest. One poor innocent immortal is still looking for the Prudential sign that he knew must be there. Our liber- ties were entertaining, for who would not barter for hours over a fez that was prob- ably manufactured in Plainsfield, New Jersey, or over a dainty silken mantilla made in New York? The return trip, long and tiresome as it was, was enlivened by the speculation as to when and what we would eat. Our meals became light. Rice was substituted for spuds, but beans went on forever. The Tail-of-the-Shoe Light was a welcome sight, Last Math Recitation _ jy f n.n 1.J u « m . i .xj. j iMi .u i i mitf xjim i , i uki ull.— MA ■A1-U1 1]M ' ' J . — I l_ ■ l uij m W) m ' " ••— " " ' ' - - " • " — " " " - , r ' ri » I -n TiTY ■ TT ' ■ " ■?- ■ - ittti i wwp » Hmi ,_j j uj i g_-jmtH-J B Jji ' Ye Collegiate Haircut for we had returned to the best of all countries. S.R.B.P.led only to lengthy arguments as to who made the hits and why. It was amusing to hear the scorers quibble over the color of this or that scrap of cloth that marked a hit, for it appeared as though they could not pass an eye examination on colors. It was all friendly rivalry, however. The wireless towers first, and then the Chapel Dome. Yea, Crabtown. Home at last. No time was wasted in getting underway for our respective podunks. Proud were we to hand that black-faced custodian of the Pullman our suitcases well covered with stickers of the several hotels of our worldly travels. And still prouder were we to strut our two diags down the main drag with the O.A.O. on our arms. The seductive moonlight nights and amorous joyrides; the gay parties mingled with a generous amount of caulking made this leave the best ever. No time was wasted, judging from the bountiful supply of mail that followed us upon our return to Crabtown. " Now it was on a Thursday that she " — well, you know the rest. It was a downcast, weary-eyed, but happy-hearted group that returned from leave ready to delve into the Academic probs of second class year. Juice, with its obstinate ohms and elusive volts, steam with its baffling epicyclic gears and abominable integrations, nav, with its countless defi- nitions and exhausting P-works, dago with its lengthy vocabulary — all were prepared to keep us busy, and it was rather delicate question as to whether the new academic regime would be with us or agin ' us. The result of the new section arrangement was that the first section would try to rest on its laurels with a minimum amount of studying, while the boys at the other end went to the other extreme. Ask the boys in that last section about it! " Now, I really expected that you men in the first section would do better than this. " One pleasing innovation was the addition of billiard tables and bowling alleys and the .»j U4 m i ■ j j - " tti » -N — sj _; )|y-™ ' y ' rar " - ' =!J ?F59 ' " " " :BJ — yj " stv " ViJ ut - u j - — ■t:? j» " ' i am 1 I all II - — 1 laTTmfc alT " ! Glaigmv additional privilege of treading that formerly sacred first-class territory, Smoke Hall. The future Hoppes and Schaeffers now have an oppor- tunity to develop their delicate stroke but " No Masse Shots Allowed. " The additional privilege of hops and liberties bade fair to make our year a pleasant one. In our class affairs we found that " Tim " had served us faithfully and well. The spotter re- ported, " Hit, — no change, " and Tim was re-elected class president. The Game, played under most adverse weather conditions, showed a Navy team with a Navy spirit, although the tie score was a bit disconcerting. As was aptly said after the game, " The Navy won— zero to nothing. " It now rests upon the shoulders of next year ' s team to come through big. As the plebes and youngsters had to return after the game, it was up to the two upper classes to celebrate. Gay parties ending in the wee small hours were on the pro- gram so that every one had his fling for one memorable evening. Through the maze of monthly exams we struggled along until Christmas leave. Uncle Henry ' s inception of a royal banquet, a Christmas tree and the singing of carols was excellently received and enthusiastically approved by all hands. With the taste of that delicious plum pudding still in our mouths we went once more to see the folks and the O. A. O. We floundered back to fall into harness once more and to take up the race where we had left it. Athletics were now on the program for how could one apply the three finger rule in juice without a proper training in gymnastics or how could one hold one ' s own in those early study hour sessions without a little practise in vocal exercise. Wierd and even preposterous dope was conceived in such sessions as these. Dope hath charms to sooth the savage beasts — how could we exist without it . ' ' To bury math was a highly worthy am- bition that was attained after four weary months of labor. This was done with great gusto but little did we realize that we were hopping out of the frying pan into the fire. The addition of ordnance and seamanship to our program made it a full one and because the fire was hot some practical naval know- ledge was seared into our brains. Each month Ilal lla! You ' n- DOll ' NI Kdhc ' nhaz ' n j l ' - y nVr» i i i hi » i iV - i h — rt - i rfihiiart n hi rtki i , t(tn = ritt rff i i „ , . ' - - ' -— - -- - i- ' - «.i ' -t_vti -,j«.a -»4j. -s. , ' Si i?- -« auj_ s: - ' - - i - ' S ' — - ' ' i ! ' ---N Z 4 VUj - S! i; -- ' Mtf--_-HiJ: .- ' ' J -_JSJt»t; ' M " -S now represented a river and we faithfully chalked each one off as they rolled by. " Now all those going to the Contract-Tailor Shop will fall in immediately " , for we were going to be measured for our new double-breasted coats. A thing un- heard of in the old Navy, but highly pleasing to us who have the privilege of wearing them. Beware the non-reg collar or Fidelity and Obedience will be your playmates on some pleasant afternoon while the wife is taking in a movie at the Circle or absorbing a sundae at Al ' s. But the burying of math and the acquiring of a tie were not the greatest of our joys. Wednesday after Wednesday, Saturday after Saturday, long lines of second classmen could be seen streaming into Jimmie ' s. For weeks the main topic of con- versation was, " Joe, what kind of a stone are you having put in your class ring.? " " Oh, getting pretty bloody — having a family crest put in. " " Let ' s put him under the table, fellows, for trying to high-hat us. " Finally, the most of us got ashamed of inspecting and reinspecting the sample rings, put this pleasure behind us, and ordered the ring that we had decided on first of all. And right away, as if by magic, we saw old high school rings, signet rings, and rings of all descriptions appearing out of place upon rough, bony fingers. If asked why, the owners grinned sheepishly and mumbled something about keeping one ' s light hid under a bushel — but to himself he was secretly figuring how much longer it was going to require for him to gain a nonchalant air for that day in June when he would first break out the ring. The most of us wish that there had been 365 George Washingtons, for the 22nd of February brought all the delights of a holiday to everyone of us. Moreover, we began to get our first tastes of supreme command when we were left in charge during the 24 hours that the first class spent on leave. It was rumored that some of the gang were seriously thinking of having the tailor shop sew on their stripes for the detail. But the tailors refused to work on a holiday and the plan fell through. But pleasures must pass, and for long weeks we painfully and slowly counted two sets of days. Gradually, the first melted away and one fine rosy day in April we awoke with the realization that the afternoon was to begin four days of happy, hilarious leave. Once more the milkman, the early motorman, the sun, and all other frequenters of the early hours of the morning were threatened with an overwhelm- ing competition as sleepy-eyed blue-clad figures hurried home to get a bite of breakfast before beginning another search for that elusive thing known as a good time. We returned — but not with the usual air of utter dejectedness, for the care- free sports of spring (the flashing oar, the speeding baseball, the crashing lacrosse stick, the lively tennis racquet) combined with the living air of spring made this a pretty good place to be in after all. At last June week rolls around and the momentous baptism of our class rings is held. A cold plunge into the Severn and the deed is done. The more re- luctant ones have to be forced and our vigilant hustlers see that no one is neglected. The drills and competitions pass into history and we begin to realize that we are an integral part of the Service. " Five men absent Sir! " 1 ■ -■ ' -Trfc irfrnmiiyTn rt ii1 ' ff -mirr ' ' - " --- T MfirtSVrM«rlTtii litfhi i - ii tr fc Tp Y . Y- r ■- r»V i.».f ?rT — • • -ifh wi rrffYK i itS ttVW- Tt - t - Wm Ml 341 . ni rr, rt T - - T-. r», n «tt - .r t — tt |-tTr - »- -f ' ' T .rf? " " r ' IVTr fl ' fh ?t ,dJ fc -r ' fTfrh rtyh r fKh . i TiV i. r rr w i TT - O. - .- NCa -Jf l I R. N. FLIPPIN Class Presidfnt YOUNGSTERS Truly ours has been a life of contrasts: from candidate to plebe; from plebe to youngster; from stepping out on the ladder to stepping out on the terrace; from under the lights to Smoke Hall; from two rivers a year to monthly floods; from June Week to Youngster Cruise; from the deck force to the black gang; from Copenhagen to Gib; from Sep Leave to Ac Year; from blue service to double-breasted sack coats and silk socks; from the Army-Navy Game right back to Crabtown; from the simple entertainments of plebe year to the bowling alleys and billiard tables of Youngster year; from dragging Satur- day night to boning Sunday night; from singing in the mess hall to listening to drum music there; from ordinary math to infinity and back; " TTT mi ii fTTM-n f¥ n» irrrn i rrtii nni rmim - " - ■nnti ■mm I i ?qy r ; i ?u ;j Tyj ' ' - " S i jM : i " - - Jl - ' ■ ' B ? ■4 »% j — ■ t - i ' v -Vy j - | tpr ; iiJ t I from messengers to assistants; from savvy six ' s to dumb dozens; from the balcony to the floor ot the Armory; — even so have we mounted to the heights, and descended to the depths. Now, in retrospect, we look fondly on our younger days; their unpleasantness hidden under the film of time and their pleasures enhanced by it. Looking on those who are filling our wonted places, we remark, " Now, when I was a plebe — " and then memories flow back to us — memories of those sultry days in June and of that morning when, after hours of misery, we cast off our bonds and rose to the dignity of youngsters. Then we were in the clouds, and there we remained until the next fateful morn when we embarked on the Crab Fleet and began to learn anew — and the path to knowledge was hard. We got on speaking turns with swabs, squilgees, kiyis, buckets, slice bars, dogs, paintwork rags, salt water soap; we learned who said, " Coming through dirty " and " Let ' s swap backs " ; we corroded our sides with " jamoke " ; we became adept in the art of washing from a bucket; we sought diligently for new and secure places to caulk and sometimes succeeded; we accus- tomed ourselves to canteen skags; we aired bedding and held quarters; we damned and blessed in the same breath, — but we learned. Next came leave in foreign ports. With the air of globe-trotters, we looked on the world and found it good or bad as the case might be. And there we allowed ourselves to be swindled so unmercifully that we quite lost all that worldly-wise ay g _ iAip_ «jA ij j ij t _ ff ' lien you ' re finished squilgeeing and a wave comes over! look. Many were our adventures, and long will they furnish us with reminiscences with which to pass our spare moments. Then came our homeward voyage under the calm skies and starry nights of the south- ern latitudes and with it, seemingly endless periods of General Quarters and Condition Two. The Capes were sighted and, after coaling, taking on stores, spending our remain- ing few cents on American ice cream, and firing our S.R.B.P., we steamed up the smooth waters of the Bay bound for thosethingsofwhichwehad dreamed and talked for the past two months. Sep. Leave must be passed over lightly, as its meaning varies so widely with the individual. To us all, at first, it meant primarily sleep and eats; but after that it began to mean different things to each of us— to some, j ust home ; to others, her ; to still others, them; to others, dancing and theatre parties; and so on ad infinitum. But, to all, the four weeks seemed to come to an all too early end, and we once more flocked back to the place we were coming to regard as home— a complete yearly cycle of life behind us. And here we experienced a rather peculiar feeling — we may perhaps best sum it up in our words immediately upon returning, before ' i : the longing for the things we had so recently left f%: behind us set in — " Gosh, it ' s good to be back at the old place once more. " Somehow, we regarded it as being home — and is it any wonder that we should feel a sort of love for the place where we had spent such a part of our life as plebe year? Once back, our new rooms began to assume the familiar marks of a reg room; that is, show-case lockers with very prettily piled clothes, but so impossible and impracticable that a goodly majority kept their spare clothing in laundry bags and never opened their locker doors except for inspection. Then it was that post-leave rhinoism became rampant and rhino fests for the lovelorn were the order of the day. This condition prevaded until such a dangerous majority were unsat that we snapped out of it and boned. And our subjects really called for study, as they were new to the great majority of us. Plebe year had been a review of previous studies to the greater part of us, and we had never exerted ourselves; but now with the pitfalls of Calc, Skinny and Steam staring us in the face, we began to grace the trees right and left and to find the need of every ounce of guile and savviness. Especially this latter in one department, where, if we remember rightly, the profs were lost without gouges and hence would accept almost any stuff not in the gouge if delivered with an air of conviction. Once one convinced them that he knew his stuflF, it was easy to get away with almost anything if one could read his board convincingly. The new section arrangement also proved a handicap rather than an aid to most of us, for by it we were placed in the same section with men of equal ability and thus the recitations which in an ordinary section " Up ALL Hammocks! " 344 Weight of Responsibility ffl.y : " . ' ' - - ' Mw ' M ' L ' ' b ' ra p r ' jj f - - ' . ■ s - a " ' u " ■u,! — jjjj _ut , « __ JU4 i i m m _Zi: S ■ —-. : x r- ■■ ■ ' .1 Jn ' site sez, " Billy, — doiil leave me " — Jus like that .■ « ' I sez " But .-Innabelle — My country needs me — .■In then " — etc., etc. would have pulled down a 3.0 here barely pulled us a 2.5. We fought with our equals until, in some of the more savvy sections, recitations degenerated into mere chalk races where the unfor- tunate one who had to take time out to sneeze was bilged for the week. This is perhaps best illustrated by a glance at the weekly trees. Here we tind roosting a goodly per cent of the savoir sections, among them, several who had starred in that particular subject the year before. In the wooden sections, on the other hand, just the opposite was true. The Dumb Dozen, as they styled themselves, seemed to ' unite with every brotherly spirit and adopted the motto " all for one, one for all, hurrah for the feather bed. " And what ' s more, it worked wonderfully, and in more than one case netted a mark which nearly starred them. Newton ' s old saying that all that goes up must come down was plentifully illustrated, for though we starred in the tenth section and went up to the first, sure enough, next month would find us back again. Unfortunately we were soon smitten again, for along came a hop and most of us decided to give the boys a treat by dragging Her. The net results in most cases were a flat pocketbook and another attack of rhinoism which lasted for days after- wards. As a whole, the mean average of pulchritude in the maidens was not much worse than is usual in the first batch of youngster drags. Then we experienced that deliciously queer sensation — when for the first time we shoved off on the Armory deck with a femmes in our arms and, looking up, saw somebody else filling out old places in the balcony. About this time, we were called together by the Comm and told of our coming duties as a class. We lost no time and, after a spirited contest, chose between several good candidates and elected Flippin to guide the class through its first year. Soon after, company representatives, committees and so forth were chosen and, before we realized it, we became a fully organized class. Our first move, of course, was to try to get permission to stay over at the GAME; but despite the excellent work of our committees armed with every good fact and reason, and in our estima- tion, at least, having every right on their side, the powers above could not see it our way. Again a rhino period, and then the most cruel injury ever inflicted on a class was our lot. We were discriminated against and shipped back the same night of the 345 |l ' - ' y- rtV» .1 ihi n i iVn 1 . t t tti ii itfti , ,tittit( tfti ' ' — ' ' irtftiti i r ii «4 i --- ' - -- - -■ ' .rri r . Vft .. i rf - P iL- : - Q d yjpj _jmf- S!. _ -Sa - " VJi-y- - : ' y ' -— _vjy- j m gL. JUJJf! Owr A ' cM ' IViiUer Sport riTZ LEE GAME, with but a scanty half hour to rush up and say hello to those whom we would have dragged that night, had we rated it. The injury of the GAME still rankled in our hearts, but was gradually tor- gotten in the anticipation of Christmas leave. Caldwell ' s and B. B. B. ' s were raided (and, in turn, they, of course, raided back), railroad tickets were bought and then, after a last agonizing two hours of Steam, we streamed out of the gates and dispersed to our own various destinations to enjoy our last respite from the Naval Academy routine for three long months. About Christmas leave, one can be more explicit, as on it nearly all of us act the same. Sept. leave, we are sea-tired and do not go in for the social end of things so much; but Christmas, to the most of us, is just one grand attempt to squeeze into some few ten days the joys of several months. We once more fell flat, dragged hard and often, and spent every night either at the theatre, a hop or in front of her fireplace. We let loose the spirits restrained since the GAME and used up much ahead, knowing that we must live and enjoy life then, for the next three months we would be dead, — or rather buried alive under endless streams of classes with but a few brief respites like Washington ' s Birthday, the Gymkhana, the Musical Club Show and the Masqueraders. Then, returning, we settled down to the usual long winter grind; some were found wanting in the Ac Departments ' bi-yearly reckoning and the rest, badly shaken but still battling, doggedly struggled on. The winter sports started up and our class teams began to struggle for the Harvard Shield. In these competitions, we managed to win points in water polo. All was not work, however, as our days were relieved by athletic meets, occasional hops, the Gymkhana and the shows, our Skinny profs ' gouges and our Dago profs ' matchless humor. Some of us joined the weak squad or tried to demonstrate our aquatic ability and moisture- absorbent capacity on the sub squad. The spirit of these two groups of men is to be heartily com- mended — few of us, indeed, would sacrifice our afternoon enjoyments just to amuse our gym instructors. With April came the new uniforms. As some one sadly remarked, " Gone are the good old days of flannel shirts and no collars. " But despite the disadvantage of having to change one ' s shirt and i i m I I ' i I -iTlrT aT -fKi ■-rm ' " i- " ' » - r - - - iTiriB i n ' rJ ' J« ' - - " - -.rri-w. . ■ ■f — n - 1 ■ r i ■ : ±ii ) ' v|V H - " My - 1 ' " at " " it " -_n;v " Viii ' SsUJ ' _ ■ — sa. " m.v — s vii - - ! ' jti ' - i s. ' - ■ mii ' , - uju unv i i 1 m m I That first ZormoemtA ' -: j ' f avi sir " collar occasionally, we found them to be much more comfortable and sensible than the old service and we thoroughly approved of the change. Then it was that we beheld the unparalleled spectacle of our entire first class collared, even if not cuffed. The new collars themselves were not bad, though they didn ' t quite make us look like the advertise- ments; but when we looked at the ones our English profs wore, we realized the lengths to which the authorities might have gone and were gratified and content that they didn ' t. Also, it gave us something new to be non-reg about — it being safe to predict that other styles than those prescribed will soon make their appearance in our midst. Easter leave arrived, bringing to us our first chance to get out since Christmas, and we celebrated accordingly. As it was a short leave, we naturally spent it in the nearby cities but, even though we couldn ' t get home, and despite the rapid failure of our finances we managed to have one great old time. We were full of the accumulated spirits of three long months — and it was Spring — and in the Spring — well, one just ca7i ' t help being a bit foolish then. ' Twas the old, old tale of a youngster all over again and we came back once more with our heads filled with dreams of Her and raving in disconnected sentences about, " Awfully good-looking — nice kind of girl — peach of a dancer — and that night we took her car — " and so forth. However, these memories were soon forgotten in the rush of the next two months ' life. The Miniature question came up and, after being hotly debated in class meetings which resembled most the cross between a dog fight and a bolsheviki assembly, was finally decided upon. For the first time in the history of the Academy, it was decided to let the matter be handled through the store, a departure, but one which bids fair to be successful. Spring sports began ff ' ' liat the well-dressed mid will wear- silk socks once more to engage our attention; a large num- ber of the class found berths on the various teams, and the rest of us turned out at every opportun- ity to see what our track, baseball and crew squads had to offer. Dope spread and grew about the chances of our crew in the Olympics, and about our chances of making a cruise in that region; half raters were once more patronized freely; outside drills were the order of the day; and then, with the usual influx of fair spring drags, came our last crucial test — the dreaded Spring Fever. The soft, balmy air, lazily drifting in through our windows, carried with it the sweet spring scents — the yard, additionally beautified by numerous changes during the winter blossomed forth from its winter sleep into a veritable fairy- ' and of color — narcissus and lilacs bloomed on all 4n ' there I was leading my company up old Broadway — " ' ' ' irt 1 1 i-T ' ii i rf ' - " ' ifftriMrt " rt i ' - ' • - ' ' S.o i»w . . K. .rtt - rf aVtl i r- " ri -J,6 -lAf- ' fU) ' - ' ■Wt — y»»— ■WJ ' -J ' W ' - -■ 1 sides — the trees put forth their first tender green leaves — the Bay lost its dull grey in the reflection of the blue skies — all nature conspired against us until all hope of sane boning was lost and we gave ourselves up to deliciously idle day-d reaming until, before we realized it, we found ourselves in the middle of the June Week competitions and dress parades. And so our youngster year came to an end with a bang. Who will ever forget those last few days when, with the Yard looking its -prettiest, we showed our fairest one all there was to be seen and then, with an apprehensive eye on the lights blinking on and off out in the Bay, tried to drink in such a measure of life, beauty and happiness as would last us during the long months of the cruise ? ' t ' T ' 1 ' i Now, with the second lap of our race nearly run, another year left behind us and the prospects of two stripes and another cruise ahead of us, we look back and see that after all is said and done, we have not been so badly treated, and that our Youngster year, despite a few hard knocks, has been more than a little enjoyable. And as we compare our life with that of the average Youngster — say, before the war — we are forcefully struck with the great and beneficial changes which have come to pass. Looking about us for the cause of all these changes we find that they are almost entirely due to the work of that fine old gentleman, Admiral Wilson, or, as we more often think of him. Uncle Henry. Though not the first class to come under the influence of his guiding hand, yet we are so near to the past that we can- not but be deeply cognizant of the radical changes which he has effected here. We are at present seeing the fulfillment of his ideal, and, due to him, are living under a new regime where privilege is granted and with it a corresponding responsibihty exacted; where petty restraints and punishments are removed and in their stead a firm, just discipline substituted; where merit is recognized and rewarded; and where one is accorded the treatment which a man and a gentleman has the right to expect. We did not sufi er from the strain of the war nor from the disrupted post-war condi- tions. Ours has been a new start, — an experiment in treating cadet officers as junior officers and in trusting them as such; and, in our humble estimation, the experiment has been wholly successful. All this reorganization, reform and remolding has been the work primarily of one man,- — that man upon whom we look with the deepest admiration and sincerest regard — Admiral Wilson. 1 !-■ J B ■ H H ■ S 1 M ff i ii s ■ m n fj sSk Is ■■ UJU " » U i Lh IM J-T . 1 ' ■ J.l T , 1 1 J ' UH. I» L I ' MjU ' UL S ■4.1 -- " 4 H X " JjJ lif - • Hli ' _« » lii Vj . i ,. y )] t 1 IM 349 var Tt - -■ jv» v tI - ?- irfrf ii.iiVV Mi-fHYr.. m ' r rrf?T- t " ' - m m v , -;f - ft n ■f{: . ,« fs. rf- . . vt ms — a. — v i y - » - mp ' — I PLEBES " Well, yuh see, Helen, there isn ' t much to tell about Plebe year. It was just like any other Plebe year. " " Oh, but, Joe, I don ' t know anything about the Naval Academy. Do tell me what you did. " " Well, yuh see, when we landed they took us up to the Administration Building and we signed a lot of papers ' n stuff and then we went up for our physical. A mob of medicos pounded on us and listened to our hearts; then, if we were all O. K., we signed some more papers and were ushered into the Com ' s office. " " He gave us a nice speech about how we were dedicated to our country and then we were sworn into the Service. " " I just know you were thrilled. " " Yeh, it did give you a kinda funny feeling but we were shoved off to get our rooms and gear right away so it didn ' t have a chance to last. " They gave us a couple of laundry bags and a waste basket at the store that were I - aTa» «ira »-— «»T:5Ji ds = i ' ' " s — C-i- Hi ' _ - q p9-«i 3 r-« 3 " I S ? I " tSJT ? B - B TO» " IW = W (p r ' WI ' ra»5?JKy I ..fSv 1 full of everything from postage stamps to pillow cases and turned us loose to find our way back. Say, I bet I climbed every ladder in that place before I got located. Those bags seemed like they were loaded with lead. I was all in, absolutely. " Say, did you ever try to pack three things in a space intended for one. ' ' Well, that ' s what I had to do. Honest, I almost got brain fever trying to figure out how to put all those things away. Then when the D. O. that inspected next day said it was all wrong, — well, I was knocked dumb for once in my life. " Yuh see, we have regular officers and midshipmen officers, too. There were lots of boy scouts, R.O.T.C.ers, etc., among us, so they were made stripers and then Plebe summer really got under way. " One of the first things we did was get acquainted with the business end of an oar and learn how to row cutters. " " I ' ll bet you enjoyed that, Joe. " " Yeh, it was fun for awhile, but when you begin to raise blisters, it isn ' t quite so funny. " We just had one drill right after an- other. We had sailing drills in half-raters. They gave us infantry drill about every other morning. Gee, that was horrible, especially when it was hot. We learned about the insides of a boiler and what makes a gas engine go. Yeh, we were drilled all over the place. juitbejouth. 351 mjij ,ati,j ? _ Mj.A — miv. ■ i gij= ' jj ' jjjjj uy, " - ■ ;; ' jy =g IQ .-. - ,r,T- nrr B-nT " T ri itb IT " ' " - TT r-r TTr n ' ' " ' ' — ,» hZ I g » -, ie-ji|uy _jia ej • irdi " IFfll, yuh see, Helen — " " Why, they must have kept you busy all the time. " " We were pretty busy all right but we had a lot of amusement, too. Had all kinds of inter-company sports, but about the most fun, though, was the big broom fight. " " Why, what were you fighting about? " " I don ' t know how it started but some one yells, ' Broom fight, ' so my wife — " " Your wife ? " " Yeh, my room-mate, and I, breaks out our brooms and beat it for the scene of conflict. The first and second Batts. were fighting each other up there on that causeway. We were having a great time when some one saw Captain Kurtz coming and gave the alarm. Say, a covey of quail had nothing on that bunch for scattering. " " That was about the last of Plebe summer because in a few days the upper classmen got back. " " You didn ' t have any mix-ups with them, did you, Joe? " " Naw, yuh see, when they landed they were too busy shoving off on leave to bother about us. " " Did you have much trouble with your studies ? " " Girl, that ' s what I didn ' t have nothing else but. I never did so much boning in all my life. " " But you had some good times, didn ' t you? " " Sure, we had lots of good times. Yuh see, there was always some kinda athlet- ics and the Plebes had a Plebe varsity, too. Then the trip to the Army game and Christmas leave. Yeh, we enjoyed ourselves all right. " We came back with the Youngsters right after the game, but we celebrated just the same. Got to carry on till Thanksgiving. That was a little bit of Heaven. " Had a great time on Christmas leave. Just knocked ' em all cold with the uniform. And dance, say, I bet I ruined three pairs of shoes dancing. Yeh, that was one good time. " But I guess the best time of the whole year was when they started that snake dance chanting, " Taint no mo ' Plebes ' ; you saw that? " " Yes, I saw it, Joe, and I was so excited. But didn ' t the upper classmen bother you at all? " " Naw, the first class were the only ones that did much. Asked us a lot of questions and a few other things. They treated us white, all right; better than I expected, myself. " " And now you aren ' t a Plebe any longer. " " I ' ll tell the universe I ' m not. Say, listen, I didn ' t believe Bill could have such a pretty cousin. " go m! " Don ' t you think we ' d better I believe that ' s the last dance. " " No, listen; honest, I never fell for any girl like I ' ve fallen for you and when I get back from the cruise " - ' VU " - i ' it r ' - 3J " Mr! _ -SiW " 4(..i . ■ jit ' - " ' " v y-r- ' j. ' » ' r_ 4?5W!™ — q 4 jj _ _r T A ' - ' ' f W S f ' g i iM «Hj _ «jjy «tpj» y i j w r »ja - " ly ' " u . ' - _-Si .-kli . «V VjJ ■ H4i» - ' Sj md - ' - M TBirnT I PLEBE YEAR " Yes, sah, yes, sah, bacon and eggs and wheat cakes. Cofifee, sah? " After the darky left, we were silent. Through the open windows beyond the courtyard was a high white wall and, beyond that, enormous white buildings glistened in the summer sun. As you looked, your heart jumped a beat or two; you could almost see your dreams of marching blue ranks, file on file, moving fantastically past; in the sea of faces you could see your own as you had so often seen it — there in the rear rank, proud, erect, solemn — for the past months and years. Ah, now there was a hoarse command, — " Yes, sah, your coffee ' s getting cold, sah. " Annapolis, Carvel Hall, the Naval Academy, how unreal it all seemed! Over in one corner, a Southern drawl was arguing with a Bostonian accent. Everywhere was an air of tenseness — " Future admirals walking with fearsome tread. " In through the Maryland Avenue gate we hurried, looking wide-eyed at the things so soon to be familiar; the strange, smiling old men in queer blue uniforms, the white road that led down an avenue of trees and lawn to the water, the groups of buildings that loomed up, strange yet somehow friendly, the warlike guns seem- ingly ready to explode at our slightest move. A dreary voice read the words from a little book. Animated voices coming from flushed, important faces repeated them. Our breath came swiftly, in gasps; our soul welled within us; our hearts seemed to rise and choke us — we were nephews of Uncle Sam. It was over. Silently we wended our way, single file, in our nondescript uniforms, out of the large ofiice where we had been made part of the Navy. In our minds, a resolution formed that forever and a day would we hold ourselves worthy of the trust that had been placed in our too unworthy hands. Our shoulders straightened, a look of determination set upon our youthful faces. Wi 1 1 i 353 - ' ' Tm itrrr m ' Tn- , ■YTr «iTiirii»iT-r- ' - - TtMrrTTi iB,.-r f " - ' ' — - " ffrm rTiTN r- tf fyTv f Tf T. ' lV 17m■■ ,1- . .rfT ,-.- s. r Uj j ' They ' ll make an ass out of me yet ! " 1 1 i p; .-. ]UliJMk i ,_J«lB) ' L-JUWJV-H l lti Then the deluge. We turn in our carefully protected check to cover the cost of books, clothes, toilet articles, and everything else they have no need for in the store. We pack enormous loads. We get lost in endless corridors. We attire our- selves in white clothes that were made for the fat man in the circus. We finally turn in, after the most arduous day of our young lives, on the small white iron bed that takes up half the room. After hours of sleepless turnings and squirmings in a vain effort to suit our body to the contour of the mattress, sleep finally comes, bringing with it dreams of home and cheery voices, of the girl that we had kissed goodbye; all interspersed with dragons in the form of a little green Regu- lation Book that told of the countless things we could not do, and left us wondering if we could breathe ! In a week we were old timers, laughing at the antics of the newcomers, showing them what they mustn ' t do. We found that corridor boys could bring us the for- bidden " skags, " and learned how to do " squads east " at the command of the great- est of all gods — our brand new ensign-commanders. Extra duty — long excursions on foot through New York or down to Texas — took off our surplus fat and developed future Marathonians. The middle of the summer inaugurated those delightful sing-songs, when we congregated in Memorial Hall and sang " Little Liza Jane " to relieve that dreadful homesick feeling. There came, too, the first thrill of joy in belonging to a wonderful institution. Thousands of miles away the men who, earlier in the summer, had given us a faint touch of what Navy life was like, now made us proud by winning the International Crew Race at the Olympics. The summer, the paradise that we were to long for later on, was fast wan- ing. Each day brought new additions to our class until, in a short time, we heard we were the second largest plebe class that had ever entered. Each day brought closer that day when out in the Bay, four enormous monsters of the deep should be silhouetted against the rising sun. The night before, we stood our first night watch, half-hour apiece, each hoping to be the first to glimpse the glow of scattered lights that would end forever our irresponsible days; but " Ou damned spot ! 354 «-= -=— wi —ot; — ' ' - u i.- -- ' ' iyii ' ' - iii ' iM ' - v . v ' r- ui --rv9- v.; ' -i Mi;j ' - " J ij- ' -.■SjJ _- » __ . M Ui ' JJ.1. J .,. -J-U JU l ' ' - liy ' — ' Zn We ' ll be walked of our sins would too, in this instance, win for us the pool to which each had contributed most generously. Returning from the brief picnic (pink lemonade and hot dog variety) that the Executive Department had arranged during the brief stay of the upper classes, we found ourselves possessed of nearly a hundred new classmates for whom the currents of the last river had been too strong. September passed, and ever and anon our unofficial tutelage went on, often to the tune of sorely-tried nether parts, but all this was just the lull before the storm. Favorite indoor water sports were discovered which were not always to the M. C. ' s liking. A call from the upper decks would bring him to the stair well; lifting an inquiring face upwards, he would perceive, too late to dodge, the entire contents of a water pitcher close aboard. October first, the date of the annual cyclone that descends upon the erstwhile occupants of the Naval Academy; the date of the arrival of three classes too many; the day of the first important formation, when we were pulled and hauled and shoved around like sacks of wheat during a bear market on the Stock Exchange; the awful nightmare in which there could be no doubt as to who was the goat: the upper classes were back. Our team of plebes that inaugurated the football season that same day let the world know that we had brought something besides blankets and dumbness to the Naval Academy. We learned what a 4 N, rolled across the field from two thousand throats, could really mean. It may have been only an hour, that first meal with the upper classes, but it seemed an eternity to us. A blur of faces around you, the roar of countless voices in your ears, the din of tableware and crockery, all imparting to the new plebe a feeling of being lost at sea with not a sail in sight. A little comfort was derived from glancing cautiously around and seeing others in your class making just as rough weather. A plate of meat was shoved under your nose and you welcomed the chance to relieve the self-conscious feeling of inanity They always come back 355 W« y - °ffrk tr ftttiM tt tvm ril Th i ■iTrfc MrfH wd » ilh i MfM Mt " rfffrr fc fflt fc- ' - Tfhw iifiiViinrrfrlii if i ilWrM r rr iiitlllr r- ---h .-Jct? J r L ! :jj ' 4K - 4i - J4Ji , ; r -- sy ' ' ' ' ' ' - - m j m J UiJ J- iy • l ' -■- t .- u " - ' Siff,- V — ' HP " . J l t - ?M,- ' " -M - -» .- ' 1 ,. .T ;fdl " Pardon me! Aly finger slipped! " the stares of the upper classes had caused. Ques- tions came first in a Hght shower, then a steady rain, finally ending in a thunderous crescendo as you hesitated and stut- tered and searched your memory for sensible ans- wers. Woe to the luckless one who answered, " I don ' t know. " An answer must be given. After the meal, the afternoon was spent unloading cruise boxes for our new friends and showing them an all around good time. At the same time they repaid us with stories of leave and of the cruise in all their glamor. Right then, we took our first lessons in the Navy line and have tried ever since to " bilge " our instructors. The Academics opened up strong with their well-directed and concentrated fire that left some with not even the proverbial straw at which to grasp. But soon we realized that the Academics were to be only a part of a varied and busy existence; that one large part was football practice. We unfailingly attended every afternoon and felt amply repaid on Saturday when we cheered in the true Naval Academy fashion. All this was only leading up to the time until the one big game. It was one not to be forgotten and it had all the trimmings of a real Navy Day. The thrill of passing through Annapolis in the dark hours of the morning; being cheered by our friends as we awoke the town with yells and songs; the embarking on the train and the silent ride through Baltimore (we lost once so blamed it on the fact that we had incurred the displeasure of the gods by yelling in Baltimore); the trip on the ferry up the East River where we gave lusty 4 N ' s for our loyal supporters on the destroyers and got in reply blasts from their sirens and fog horns that seemed to say, " Go get ' em, Navy! " These were the preliminaries to the grand thrill of seeing a Navy team come running out on the Polo Grounds, each man looking the trained athlete that he proved himself to be, and imbued with the Navy spirit, representative of the true Americanism that gives and takes and will never be beaten. A sudden hush, " Eddie " wins the toss, a shrill whistle blows and the game is on ! We won — a significant statement to those who understand us — and the celebration was in keeping with the victory. The hop at the Commodore with its incomparable orchestra — Anchor ' s Aweigh as a waltz, fox trot or tango — gave many a plebe his first " Second deck, aye aye. " 356 l ' - ' A ' ' ..lV» rrf?m rhi irii r-- ' ' »TTffi »iM-t i. hS.rTiyh.jTffr-ii fft . nTf?ri« ► - - - x. -et, - " " , .- 1 iTT t - - ' • - nai-Ji i j ■ ■ ' - S ' - ' jA ' V " - V " - SJ? " «ig5= ■ l u " « im i ■ ■jy.-— ■ ' ■ oj p ro gl ia cn I ! Good night, Jnn-e-e-e! " taste of " dragging " to a real Navy Hop. The little golden football suspended in mid-air seemed to gyrate back and forth in cadence with the music, a symbol of our victory and of the men who made it a Navy Day. The first slanting rays of the rising sun tinged the Pennsy station with a rosy glow that brought into clear relief the tired lines of blue embarking for the long trip back to Annapolis. But underneath all the weariness was a desire to get back and welcome the team home; to put them up on top of the Japanese Bell and listen to their first-hand accounts of the battle we had fought and won; to cheer each new N star with our hoarse but willing voices. As soon as everything had settled down, some of us remembered the remarks of the Admiral that, should all things be running smoothly, we might expect a bit of Christmas leave. This expect- ation proved to be a reality. Once more we left Crabtown to the Crabs and this time tasted of the sweets of leave. A hundred short hours is not a long stretch of time according to anyone ' s standards, but a midshipman can crowd more actual happenings into that space of time than the average person can squeeze into a life-time. It was our first chance to be mistaken for the usual porter or bell hop by the lady from the Middle West. The semi-anns wrecked a few of our frail barks in waters much beyond our depth. A number were obliged to swim to shore with our well wishes for their success on the beach. Vacant places appeared atthe tablesand familiar faces were missed. A knowledge that we had to work to stay " on the inside looking at the outside " came to us, and we buckled down to our studies harder than before. Some of us received experience, new and interesting, as waiters and actors in the Gymkhana. A few helped run the mid- night cabaret. The like was never seen before nor since, — just a wandering comet that gladdened the beholder for a few short hours and made its disappearance forever. .. " Give us this day our — " Q Wr? HauO i ' - ' • ' Lade-ez and gents ' " 3S7 j IL- ' gy. . v., ., - , 1 . , -fHN riy . «YBh»TTf »»Tffri -- rt ' ri . v. l i -tvfr TfTTrTi-MT ' - — • " TTiMtinr w» n- m " - a-r ■ - Right-0 two ! ■ Mif M|yii IM P g p U f — ■ 1AM » i-J nt W ' -- The first thing in on the spring tide of events was the Masqueraders ' show, " The Fortune Hunter, " that agree- ably surprised us with its perfection of detail and actual stage light- ing effected by the Juice Gang. This show taught us just a little more of the variety of Academy life and thought, which many of us did not sus- pect existed before. In spite of the froth of merriment that appeared on top, there was always the underlying current of the Academics which kept us fighting to escape its powerful grip and to remain in the calm waters of a 3.0 average. As the first buds of Spring commenced to put in an appearance on the trees of Lover ' s Lane, we could see dimly but surely the end of our life as " Plebes. " Talk of the coming cruise was the favorite topic of conversation with the three lower classes; favorite itineraries were aired and the relative attractions of a European or South American cruise were carefully considered. Spring sports offered an inducement to harden up muscles to be needed on the cruise where a coal shovel or a deck swab were to be part of our equipment. When the official cruise dope did come out, it proved to be just as good as we had fondly hoped for. Numerous copies of " How to learn Norwegian, " and " Norske, Self- Taught, " could be seen around various rooms in Bancroft Hall. In rapid order came the climax to our Plebe year. The Annual exams again took a few of the weak and again came the good-byes to those of us who had lacked the necessary average in stud- ies. June Week with its hot days, long parades in service, competition drills for the Colors and wake- ful nights spent under the showers, brought also its rewards. Dining out in town with the family and O. A. O. beat staying in and dining in state in the Mess Hall. June Week to a Plebe is never smooth sailing; much work tow- ard completing our educa- tion was done both day " Twenty-three, Twenty-four T,— El mmm moo ' i U Li »J-Ll U " NJ. LU J.I LkM «L1L1 « JLU» ' lli »imi« -_ " WAiP !iup4 __ L- y 7 SU " ' mP " W " - J U " " W -W " vy " " JjJ " j f " W " Vl " WUiiPfc- Sail ho! and night by those so apparently soHcit- ous of our welfare. We felt quite need- lessly popular and often wished that we were less well-known individually. But, inevitably, graduation morning came around and e paraded in our best bib and tucker for the President and Sec- retary of the Navy, heartily glad to make our last public appearance as Plebes. Graduation was an affair that received little of our attention; most of us were busily engaged in amusing the gallery at the request of special acquaintances. Never- theless, the time was shortening and at last our own company commander stepped quickly up to receive his diploma, automatically setting us free from Plebedom! Then a wild dash for the door and Lover ' s Lane, a snake dance was soon started and a howling, yelling throng proclaimed to the world at large, " No more Plebes. " No matter how many promotions we have or how important they seem, our first big step from Plebe to Youngster will always be remembered as the biggest one of all. The last cheer has died away. The warm rays of the June sun reflected through the leafy foliage of Lover ' s Lane touch here and there laughing groups of people. A smilingly happy mother, with just a glint of tears in her eyes, is fastening on the shoulder bars of a straight, youthful figure in dazzling white uniform. Another group comes strolling down the gravelled walk of Lover ' s Lane, the central figure a newly- made youngster. Mother on one side. Father on the other and the " kid " brother both in front, behind and all sides, each drinking in every word of the taleof a year ' s trials and tribulations; its joys and happinesses. All but the joy is forgotten now. The sight of an upper class " friend " invokes only a smile of real friendliness and camaraderie. Plebe year is over. Our storms have been weathered, our trials staunchly borne, the misunderstandings all mended. Carry on, ' 24. ' VV ( . ' 4 ' BlU f wo ' )i; ' ri 359 II ( n - - " n rmrr ifrm inirrwm ' i nn rrtwir v-i mrrMiTni -,-!- - - ' ' — - " " • - ' " — TTTrr . -vrfcM-rT. ' nTrMr " ' — -nrriMrT rrrrna iTTfc rrTTTri nTTV r--f y» - " " " " ■jWg.__JljJ jjg.. Ut jU ' sss: 360 y uj y»- L ' ' 4Ai T ' _ Jt - ' - ' - " - ' _ -j l -UJj - i i i UJi J ' ' M 1 - ii j ija i li i y-Li ■j %v. " . -v -.-Siyjj vi " V — x " UJr K — " 1 - siu--— Hi — Hj " - ii ' -4 t " - ' t — — y mi uii ' 4Avit - Youngster Cruise to Europe On the third of June we rose and dressed, knowing that we had spent our last night on land for some time to come. Then a morning of frenzied last minute packing and of assembling, as best we knew how, a seamanlike outfit. Little was eaten for luncheon, the thoughts of the coming three months ' cruise too completely filling our minds; it was with a hurried rush afterwards that a last farewell look was taken to find if anything might have been forgotten. Then began a series of tiresome journeys to and from our rooms and the landing to get our outfits into the boats. Two sea-bags, one hammock, one or more laundry bags, and a suitcase, is no small burden even for a pack horse. It was with a great sigh of relief that we stowed our last load in the boat. As the boats shoved off, one by one, we turned loose a last farewell cheer for " Mothers, sisters and sweethearts. " The cruise had truly begun. On reaching our ship, unloading of baggage started ' midst confusion and uproar. Orders were being given from all places; the boatswain ' s shrill pipe first startled us and then aroused our curiosity; passages and compartments appeared a maze; it seemed impossible to locate the same spot twice in succession. But eventually, lockers were located and stowed with the thought that at last there would be no more packing and moving to do. 361 -t r»»f T M rt i rTi1T TWri9K-jffth»rrt9h. .rffrn ' i rffrr. Vrfftrn ' — " " " frfhn rrfh. «t fn .rf " ?h- -- - 4 - - S rlS ii. r . - i if -— =jj| How will we ever be able to forget that first night on board a ship ? We looked up at the overhead and viewed that rectangular piece o " canvas stretched taut between the two hooks. How could one ever climb into those hammocks? How could one ever stay in them? However, after several attempts, we finally landed ourselves in the seagoing beds and spent a good part of the night lying rigid with a mortal fear lest a sudden roll topple us out. The next morning all hands were routed out at three o ' clock to stand by while our Squadron got under way down the Bay. Late in the afternoon we approached the Capes and the news quickly spread around that the last mail until we reached the other side would leave. The stop was brief and the Squadron soon headed out to sea, leav- ing the Tail-of-the-Shoe behind — a lone beacon of farewell. The journey to the land of fjords had begun and, with a nineteen day stretch at sea before us, we settled down to routine. Every morning at five-thirty, hammocks were quickly stowed and all hands turned to on deck to scrub those white, glistening planks. The first morning initiated us into this realm of scrubbers and squilgees. Our first handling of a squilgee resembled the dexterity of a young girl just becoming acquainted with household duties. " A clean ship is a happy ship " — those decks had to be clean. Days were spent at drills and work about the ship; we stood watches and made ourselves integral parts of the human machinery which ran the ship. From shoveling coal down in the fire room arid watching with anxiety the immense amount of fuel those boilers seemed to need, to oiling the huge engines and learning what it was that w« 362 ii ' 5:U ' ' JJUJ Vi.UAJ.» JJJJ i il S H TTTTTr. . fr TTfc t nm , . -rtyrrr TTWrv , vn i- - r 1 v— ' - r- - Wrrfyrri ifTf • ' ' ■: ' f -V - ' ' ;HI " .V--: ? i " H " " H " i S ' - " - iv - .- _ ,x; : lj - ' U V " »-ii Hiyj " - ' J ty ' « v ' u " u - Vi-- - wj »p!» I «d moved the ship — all was in the day ' s work. We acted as lookouts and learned why ships do not collide at night. Thus sped those first days of our lives at sea on a man-of-war. On the fourteenth of June, land was sighted and as the Azores rose dimly but majestically out of the blue we knew that our journey was nearing an end. The first island, Flores, recalled the brave fight made by SirRichardGrenville in the Revenge in those very waters several centuries before. The Squadron, in column form- ation, steamed through the passage between San Jorge and Pico Alto. We could not help but be impressed by the fresh, clean appearance of the islands. Course was changed to northward; the weather became colder, with dense fogs. These latter almost caused us to run aground on the island of St. Kilda but, by some Providential grace, the fog lifted, the Squadron did a quick column right and we just escaped. Skirting the coast of Ireland and Scotland brought us into weather so cold that the fireroom was the only comfortable place on the ship. Swinging around Cape Wrath and through Pentland Firth, to the northward of which were the arms of the historic Scapa Flow, all hands prepared fo r rough weather. Expectations were soon satisfied and it was with heavy rolling and pitching that the Squadron steamed across the North Sea. On the morn- ing of the twenty-third, the storm-battered ships stopped off the entrance to Christiania fjord to pick up the pilot. A changing panorama unrolled itself. The bleak, rocky shores of the mouth of the fjord sloped down into long green expanses studded with pine and fir. Farther back stretched the rugged hills, spotted with small settlements, forming a fitting background for the hardy inhabi- [I ' - Vf .riYrW rrfftri ' iirn rrfhr rfh m -rrl th — ilfit rl hrmrri ' i ' t , rr(tY , ' mn i «fh » ■ rfftln tff " • - nf h i mffN -l ' TrffiV i i i tl - " i -ff i i ri i tants. Summer homes lined the banks, each a bit of color from the display of flags. The Nor- wegian colors floated from every flagstaff, in honor, as we later found out, of Midsummer ' s Day. Small sailing craft darted around, handled with the Hnest display of seamanship. At one village along the fjord, a school had just dismissed and the chil- dren lined the banks, waving their hands in mute welcome. Everybody seemed to be happy and, as the twenty-one gun salute boomed from the flagship and the reply sounded from the fort, we sensed a happy two weeks ' sojourn in that artistic country. At one o ' clock in the afternoon the ships dropped anchors with the City of Christiania spread out before them. Liberty was granted the following day and the ship ' s boats landed us alongside the King ' s Landing, where a crowd of curiously friendly Norskes were always present. In groups of two and threes, we explored the city, mar- velling at strange new sights and becoming impressed with the general tenor of health and happiness. Some things will be remembered as long as we live and we shall always have a soft spot in our hearts for the Norwegians. Christiania ' s " Broadway " was named Karl Johans Gade. Strange people paraded up and down, talking a new language. The Royal Palace, at the head of the street, looked down on the city like a guardian angel; small parks with overhanging trees lined the thoroughfare. There were benches all along, where we sat and observed new customs. Farther ii 364 siXv-Vt ' U, ] i m -gg fS? ' " !!! ' mtu i iL — ' a : " g l °T g " ' ■ ' . - a, j. i - " jmy m ■ miju my ' 1 m down was the Grand Hotel, where we spent many an hour in solid comfort. Shops and restaurants gave a businesslike appearance to what would, at first glance, appear to be a beautiful boulevard. The clanging of the street cars made us realize it was the thoroughfare of the city. After the first day we had found our favorite haunts, but returned repeatedly to Karl Johans Gade and the Grand. Facing the Avenue was the largest university in Nor- way, founded by Frederick the Seventh in 1911 and constructed by voluntary contributions from all parts of the country. We met students in the parks and tried to talk to them, but, although they were learning English, it was rough going. Behind the University, in a temporary structure, were housed several old Viking ships. They had been excavated from centuries-old graves, where they had been buried, according to custom, with their chieftains. Just back of the city and in the heart of the mountain ranges was HolmenkoUen. Here, during the winter, are held all the winter sports for which Norway is famous. The most ambitious climbed the mountain side where the big ski jumps were held, and visited the cafes, where a wonderful view of the harbor and fjord could be comfort- ably enjoyed over a bottle of Norske champagne. Across the fjord was Bygdo, where the summer residence of King Haakon and Queen Maud is situated, in a cluster of trees and wild woods. Up on the hillside was Oscarshal, a beautiful 36S i ILiWi . iy -.6 - ■ , - i .11 - --thi.jiti .., ► - fr = -..■oi3 gr£-- ' - ' :.o .■ft „.t . - . . ,= ! . . - 1 ..tftfv, - - a}U U HH — _-■ ! ' ' - J%M fllWl _ lUf»S, tftlM_ JMVt Wi a .l 3iM$ILjLlJ ■ y ijui . HW " . J _ HiV» ii __ ' V ! — :_- ' tUlf -U - J I HHHV ? mJ ' ui .-Jftrn l white castle overlooking the fjord, typical of the early strongholds of the Norwegian princes. It was one of the most colorful sights we had ever seen, with the white walls of the castle glimpsed through knots of trees and shrubbery. As we returned to the ship after our liberties, we could see the old Akershus fortress looking down the fjord, seeming to keep eternal watch for danger. With all our wanderings and pleasures, we could not help but notice the actuality of the " midnight sun. " Papers could be read by daylight until midnight, and then it seemed no time until the sun rose again. It appeared as though the sun went around a corner and vanished only for a moment ' s rest. Dances were given on board all the ships, the guests being principally girls that could be invited by our Ambassador ' s daughter. Dances were given in the Grand ___- " =»- -.:p: lj FY _ _ f Hotel and we again met the girls. And then, at the ' T D rlTi - : 2_: express desire of the King and Queen, our Jazz Band played at the Royal Ball and, from the reports of those few lucky midshipmen who attended, it was an affair long to be remembered. But shall we ever forget that dark spot on the memory of our stay among the Norwegians? We coaled ship for the first time in our lives and found it to be not a bit nicer than had been expected. We recovered, of course, but the thoughts of our first coaling will always remain vivid in our memory. 366 I i ft ■ " - - " " " - " ' ■— I mtT-» --r»-- TfffTfTH ii. I rt C rr - ' ■ - ' " ■-lYrrr rfrri . iI-K fiTfTYi. .trtTiw rlTri-. tTVit. S Pi i 11 .y» v m. -S - S- ' ' ' j ' ' s H,,., _ j _; ? J i-- ' Mtj sy - ' -t;] Kiy-- " j. ' ' ' - " Vi ' ■ ' k ' " jj " sij. v ' 1 L " . ' -!V -- ' ' ■W««i«h1liV» . ' .»-« On the morning of July seventh, we weighed anchor and steamed slowly down the fjord with a last farewell look at the city which we had learned to know and like. Soon we reached the open sea, and it was with a little sadness that we left behind us friendly Norway. We headed for the Orkneys and, after rounding them, steamed south along the coasts of Scotland and Ireland, where we again ran into fogs and wet weather. But there were no storms and it was bright and shiny on the 14th when we found ourselves off Lisbon. A long ground swell was rolling and we surged gently as we headed east into the Tagus. We dropped anchor out in a strong tideway and then turned our thoughts and vision to the city stretched before us. Lisbon ' s white-walled buildings with their red tile roofs glistened in the sun like shimmering ice and pre- sented a truly colorful sight. Lisbon — once said to be the most beautiful city in Europe — appeared fascinating from a distance and, despite the fact that we knew the city to be now poverty-stricken and partially decayed, we waited impatiently to go ashore. Who of us did not experience a queer sensation of the olfactory organs on passing through Black Horse Square — and under the big arch .? Lisbon welcomed us with open arms; hordes of beggars besieged us on every hand but, after walking along the narrow streets and observing the shops and buildings, we decided that Lisbon was trying hard to be a modern ii v Jf; j -— «• ■ii ' Iiy " ' " ' ' ! y " - ' j; . f fC • ' - " ' ' ' VT ' -f .rfT-Y . j r -- ww - w -tr - ' ' ■ j-fHTTM ■rC, ' frr-M- i -r - ■ ww ljmj " _nip a! ' fi _jmy wwg L Hmu j mML- " tu ,jui ' -— Hiy» Bggi ■ y iJejHjjiP -. ' H ,— qitt " -NKjfg_iHijw — ji " — HA -— ' SUi ' g-. JaM -ismi mi -r city. We came to the Avenida Palace Hotel and it seemed as if we had come to an oasis in a desert. Here, indeed, were culture and luxury that accorded with our cosmopolitan ideas. And then we strolled up the Avenida and realized that it had once been magnificent and beautiful — without its beggars and half-kept decorations. We ate dinner in a small cafe and then wandered back to the landing for our boat. The city looked much better in the dusk and the big statue of King Jose on his horse stood out majestically against the harbor background. We made visits to the surrounding country and saw the Portuguese peasantry. The castle of Belem was one of those strongholds once ruled by some petty despot and contained all the characteristics of a mediaeval castle. The Cathedral of San Jeronymos was indeed beautiful; the one spot of grandeur in all Lisbon. It had been built by the King of Portugal, in fulfillment of a promise to Vasco de Gama, and contained the tombs of all the kings. De Gama ' s tomb is there also and is kept banked with fresh flowers to this day by his admirers. It is but a few steps from the Cathedral to the Muse des Coches, in which are many of the beautiful coaches of the past nobility of Europe. Excursions were arranged to visit Cintra and Mont The former is one of the show places of Europe; containing one of the finest flower the property of a titled Englishman. Mont Estoril, the " Monte Carlo " Tni Min-in T " ' ' ' — rV " ' ' — ' " ' •■ ..rTrrrr mornr t - " TY» i TYT-T 1fT ' rMlT» -mi t _ nyi-f m J : i i m I IM t ■ lOiM ' • iMf- « j ■ mjj» " tijy .«)y - yi._ uj «ij - Sa " - ft|- of Portugal, offers many inducements to the fool and his money! The Portuguese couldn ' t let us depart without having a " Gran Combate de Toros " — bull fight- in our honor. The President, Admiral Hughes, and a host of dignitaries, along with hundreds of midshipmen and bluejackets, attended. The latter shocked the finer sensibilities of their hosts by cheering lustily for the bull. After coaling ship, with the usual week of cleaning up, the Squadron weighed anchor and pulled out of the Tagus. It was the 28th of July; the end of our cruise began loom- ing up on the horizon. The Minnesota had some hard luck with a fouled anchor chain and had to stay until she could untangle herself from the snarl of links caused by the capricious currents of the Tagus. The next afternoon, the Big Rock was sighted, and, after steaming past the Moroccan coast, the single file of ships entered the harbor and moored under the shadow of Gibraltar. With but four days in port ahead, all hands stormed shore the next day intent on cramming the short time full of interest. Sight-seeing trips around the Rock in little one-horse victorias enable the visitors to see a few of the miracles that have been done by the British. The soldier guides proudly pointed out the cave that runs under the water and over to Africa. The story goes that several mtrepid British officers started out to find its beginning and never returned. As a result, the British government closed the cave up with a big iron gate to discourage future traffic. 369 ' ™- ' ■ " • " ' " -T iiin TT ..r , i- i ri iiiin -T n nT Tif fci ■ rmr iwi n Bi i i ' T m.- • - " - " • ' - ' ' " ' " ■rrTTTfTT. VTtTr tfrrrTiM TI -tVfrv — Y — I u L ' . - I ■-u ■ u m - oj m , uix ' ' » . LJ-- ■ - n. 1.-J - c u t ' ja ' - ■ a;ui __M4 ' ' - - ■ : -■ ■ ■.i ' r ' -?H _ " V V - ! - - ■ ' - ' -L : Wi -- III Gibraltar itself is a symphony of colors. Dark, turbaned Moors followed by black Spaniards trailed in and out of shops; Englishmen, the lifeof the town, walked briskly along paying no attention to the ceaseless flow of midshipmen and bluejackets intent on buying everything in sight. Across the Bay lay Tangiers and Algeciras with their old-world sights and customs. Leaving Gibraltar on August 3rd, a sixteen-day trip put us in Guantanamo, where we coaled and took a last look at the football squad as they shoved off on the waiting destroyers. After cleaning up, we spent four days doing nothing at all. Some went ashore to walk in the hot sun over to the Chinaman ' s for goat ' s milk ice cream and rotten candy. On Tuesday we left Cuban waters and, with the spirit of the Crusaders, turned North. The 27th of August found the Squadron plowing through a blinding storm off Cape Hatteras; the afternoon of the 28th, steaming slowly through the Capes, moving majestically up the Bay. Everyone was packing what little he had left of his once cumbersome outfit. And now — we pinch ourselves — yes, it is that very morning and only a moment ago we had climbed over the sea-wall! We are home! Our cruise is over, but somehow, withal the gladness, we know we will never forget our first Crab Fleet cruise with the old South Carolina, Michigan, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Kansas. 370 iif frt ii i h a g m ii iilii i nh ii im c r Mir m fc i ii » ■ ' o irifttit - » " - . j . . v — , 0 , rfh - .. . vw I f- - : u m " YOUNGSTER YEAR Red: " Ain ' t these plebes the most ignorant bunch you ever saw? They sure are the Hmit. Now when I was a plebe, I used to be considered wooden, but nothing hke these people. " Tom: " Ignorant? That ' s an abuse of the English language, applied to you or the plebes either one. Why, one of ' em said that Farragut was a strait between Denmark and Sweden! " Mac: " Us youngsters ' 11 have to show ' em their oats, all right. I see what they mean by responsibilities that accompany all privileges. " Bruno: " Say, Red, where ya been on leave? " Red: " California. Man, it was great wearing this stripe. Sorta distin- guished lookin ' . Shows ya ' ve seen service. " Bruiser: " How many times did ' ja fall, Red? " Red: " Well, to be honest with you guys, I rushed one woman the whole month. House-parties, beach-parties, petting-parties, all kinds of parties. Course, they all rushed me, but the O. A. O., being a cold forty, kept me goin ' . " Tom: " Uh? I suggest that the snake finish his breakfast under the table. " :|c H: Red: " Whad ' ja rate my drag at, boy? " Mac: " Oh, say a 2.1, maybe. " Red: " Whadaya mean, a 2.1 ? She was pretty good. " Bruno: " Do you really think so? Truthful, now. " Red: " Well, her ankles were thick, and her face maybe wasn ' t exactly regu- lation. ' Tis true that her dancin ' wasn ' t so much, but she had a good line, and she sends me chow and she sure does like the moonlight. She ' s a good 3.5. " Mac : " Ya got high standards, aincha ? " Bruno: " Talkin ' about draggin ' , this Skinny and Math is beginnin ' to SMJ 6. ' ' ■ n : ' i j ' v -s,) - ' Hj ' _- -H -jfi - k j _ » i -- ' jn ' -— Jty ■W-- vj)p— i iw Muy— iHj)»» MWj!— uw J HAV— »iw»J»m»- i ' -? S ff f- ' - - rf 1 ' ' ' ' • ' ' i r T- .. fr n - " A ' ow, there was Rosie and Posie and Josie- drag me down into the depths of the verdant fohage. Only two trees in three weeks. Not bad. Gaspin ' Gus said that my conception of physical entities was nil, and Wild Dream Willie himself marvelled that even a midshipman should so completely fail to grasp the simple essentials of determinative integration as did 11 " Bruiser: " Come around and I ' ll fix you up. That stuff is fruit. You birds must be dumb not to see it. " Bruno: " Oh, shut up, ya savoir. Good thing the D. O. is up there, or you ' d come down off your high-horse. " :j: Tom: " The dope is that the Nittany Lion handed the Navy Goat a ter- rible clawing in Philly yesterday. " Mac: " Well, whaddaya expect without the youngsters there to back the team up in proper style. I tell you, boys. Twenty- Four is beginning to be necessary around this old joint. " Red: " Bet Bruiser had the devil of a good time in Philly after the game. That boy doesn ' t look like flaming youth, but he sure does burn . . . Wish I was on the football squad now. Still, I didn ' t mind it so much my- self; this thing of ratin ' first class two years before your time isn ' t so terrible. " Shorty: " Well, the boy sure has earned the trip. These guys what go up against this bird Dempsey ain ' t got a thing on the way the scrubs get murdered down here. " Mac: " Say, did you boys hear of the wise one that Red pulled off this morning at formation.? Well, ya see Brownie was mutterin ' P. O. of the platoon, and this morning ' , just after he finished musterin ' , somebody who sounded like him said, ' Was there any lates in this platoon? ' Red was shootin ' the bull in the file- closers, so he takes the responsibility of the world on his shoulders and pipes up, ' Hell, no, ya dumbbell, aincha got any eyes in your head? ' Everybody kept quiet, and at that he looks up, and who should be there but Tommie hisself, givin ' him his only kind of a special fish-eye. Red, he gets redder still, and then white; he finally ends up by going out and bracin ' up in front of Tommie like a new-born plebe. Hey, Red, whatcha ' going to get out of it ? " Red: " I don ' t think I can get out of it. Tommie says to me that it ' s pretty darn serious, even if I did think it r Mii i -- " - - ' .- - ..-■t,--v- 1 lad pa I K p! m 1 ' yc ' - ' : ' ' - ' ' ' - ' ' was only a midshipman talkin ' . He ' s a pretty good skate, tho ' , because George Felix tole me the other day that Tommie saw his non-reg shoes in the bottom of his locker during inspection, pulled them out, looked ' em over, and told the M. C. to put him on the pap for shoes not shined. " Shorty: " Today is Thanksgiving. ' Tis a time for all good people and mid- shipmen to thank the good Lord that they ain ' t hungry and on the tree. And also for the Army defeat. Say, that ' s the reason the President has Thanksgiving right after the Army- Navy game, isn ' t it .? Never thought The bilgers depart " Ten days ' leave, yas, suh " of that before. Wish I had of been a first-classman today. I got a girl in Washington. Gee, the first class are always getting leave! " Bruiser: " I got more than that to be thankful for. I ain ' t got no trainin ' to break any more. You gimme a pain, Shorty. A girl is a girl, but a pint of Haig and Haig is a pint of good drinks. ' Twill do you a lotta more good, too. " Red: " From what I saw in New York Saturday night. Bruiser, girls are scarcer than the other thing with you these days. " Bruiser: " I didn ' t see you at the Commodore. " Red: " I didn ' t say I saw you there, did I ? I saw you at Reisenweber ' s at two o ' clock; at the Little Club at three; sittin ' on the curb on Bleeker Street at half past four. Somebody must ' a had a whale of a good time! " Bruiser: " Ya don ' t sound exactly like ya went to sleep yourself right after the movies that night. " 373 -«» ' ' • , - • Vffr " -i y wo " ' ' Kings for a day Red: " Why should I? My girl from Philly was there; I introduced her to Mac but the darn dumbbell had to put on a show with a head-waiter two minutes after and darned near queered me. He sure got a shiner and a half, tho ' ! " Tommy: " Well, I spent a reg evening at the Commodore. I mean, I went to the Navy hop there. And say, the peejam ' s of Cleopatra ' s far- famed kitten had nothin ' on that party. It was rare . . . Such a high social note was struck, doncha- know! " Shorty: " Yeh, I know. The maid at my girl ' s house said that she ' s had the grandest time there. Most exclu- sive — my holy aunt ' s eye-ball! " V Tt-mpus fugit 374 Mac: " Well, if this ain ' t the prize collection of wrecks and worn-out old men I ever did see. I ' ve been informed at home that leave was considered a time for relaxation and recreation, to recuperate from the hard routine of the Naval Academy. And there ain ' t a guy here who doesn ' t look like a ten-day soak instead of a ten-day quiet visit in the family circle! Now me, I stayed right here, seein ' as how the necessary 2.6 was still in the unattained. But say, this Supe is all right. Even if he did keep me from going home. WiFic I Allow PlcA ToPpcacNT Onc Or Tnz Nation 5 rooej n05T DisTPiBuroDs I no. ncPsrCiiNi J Distinguished visitors ! I had more fun these last ten days here in Crabtown than I did last Christmas leave, what with spendin ' fifty of the hundred hours on the train. Ya know what, these Crabs aren ' t so awfully bad sometimes? The Supe gave us a party and then there was a dance in town every night. Whad ' ja do, Red.? " Red: " Me? I had to satisfy myself with visiting friends in New Yawk. Various kinds of parties every night, and they wouldn ' t let me do a thing in the day time but sleep an ' eat. Rotten time! " Shorty: " Yeh, poor boy, too bad about you. Me, I ' m satisfied with the old podunk. Good old O. A. O. Man, I had some leave! " Bruiser: " So say we all of us, quoth 1 my lim. Shorty: " But the real dope is that these semi-anns are going to be the devil of a note. Glad I got lots of velvet. " Mac: " Yeh, you savvy guys don ' t know what it is to worry about where the next meal is comin ' from. See the grey in my hair? " Tom: " Oh, bushwa. Ya been dancin ' with that long, lanky Crab this afternoon. " : : Mac: " Well, the table doesn ' t seem the same since Shor ty and Tommy bilged out, does it. The Gymkhana has been sort of a farewell party for their Academic careers, hasn ' t it? " Red: " That ' s all right, old boy. I ' ll introduce you to my O. A. O. from Baltimore, and a man out here in town named Epstein. That ' s a fa- mous pair! Guaranteed to chase the worst case of blues away. " Bruno: " Well, Longboy here will help to fill the void left by our dearly departed, woncha, boy? " CrcT ■3 h wooO ' ' ' His first pkbc Longboy: " Say, boys, I may be big and tall, but I don ' t fill so much space since I got turned back. " Bruiser: " That sure was tough on you two, and those other birds that was just as much mixed up in it sure were lucky to get off with only losin ' the Army game. Now me, I never could be a brutal hazer. So big and strong and yet so gentle. That ' s me all over, Mabel. " " Hey, didja see that dizzy ape clown at the Gymkhana last night? If that guy had fell from those beams there wouldn ' t of been very much left to send home. " Bruno: " I liked the show where ya got sea-sick best. " Red: " Ah, ya ain ' t got the dope. The sea-wall is the best place to see the Gymkhana. " And once again — U sft1ar €ys " £« , drink, and be merrv — " Mac : " Now when Twenty-Four puts on the Gymkhana, I ' m gonna run one o ' them there ' pitch the nickel ' booths. You birds can shake around now to see who goes on the party with me afterwards. " Longboy: " Well, I heard through dev- ious channels that the dope is that there may be a chance of us all gettin ' four days Easter Leave; won ' t that be the berries, uh.? Baltimore for me this time. " Mac : " Whatsa matter.? You been goofy enuf to fall for Red ' s O. A. O. just from hearin ' him rave, or are ya goin ' home? " Longboy: " Ah, shut up, ya son of a sea cook. Who takes any stock in a youngster ' s O. A. O., specially when he changes them so often.? This is only his preparatory period. Next year, he ' ll really begin to develop along that line. " Mac: " Gosh, what a leave. Easter leave at the Naval Academy surely 376 had a most charming debut at Har- vey ' s. Boy, that was only the begin- ning for me. Philly turned out to be some ole town. " Red: " Right you are, Mac, I ' ll never ca ll you a liar now. Just wait until June Week, boys, and I ' ll knock ya down to my O. A. O. from Philly. Longboy: " Thought she was from Baltimore, Red. " The blind drag xdOdtte Bkta Bt 1 i Mac: " Baltimore, me eye. I takes this poor mutt out to see my girl and the guy stops on the way to see Mr. Corn and darned if he didn ' t propose to her that same night. The darn fool would have married her, too, if she ' d a listened to him. As it was, he sure cut me out. Nice, guy, aincha.? " Red: " Gosh, ya didn ' t have no shackles on ya, didja.? If ya wanted to keep the girl, why didn ' t ja do it? Per- sonally, I think you have pretty good taste. Boys, she ' s a dream. Lemme tell ya about her. Bruno: " Ah, pipe down, woman-killer. You give me a pain with your O. A. O. ' s. And besides that, you ' d think nobody else but you had ever made a leave around here. " Bruiser: " If any of you birds want to see something pretty, just look at the miniatures they have out at Bailey Banks ' . I bet Red gets about a half dozen of them before he graduates. I got mine all fixed up already; nifty stone and all. " Longboy: " For the love o ' Pete, do you mean to say that you ' re inflicted with an O. A. O., too.? Thank the " ) ' fl know who I am ? " Lord, I ' m pure. Now, I drag a different one every week. " Mac: " I don ' t see anyone else that would drag any of your girls twice myself! " Mac: " Four down and one to go. " Bruno: " Thank the Lord, only Dago ' s left. But that ' s fruit. Got anything in your cruise-box yet.? " Red: " Whatcha wanta worry about that now for.? Time to worry about it after the June Ball; come around. spring traunng vvoop ' C+ m IDS . .- c :x --,= ■--■■ .-- -o -■ -bt qy-.i-j-sv . a W i UI V i " i - ' T - . ' -i ' . " ■rr?r» - " r- ' : - , - . „ rf iA. . TTV fci youse guys, will ya, and we ' ll swop dances ? My O. A. O. from New York will be down. Some femme, too! " Chorus: " Out! " Bruiser: " The cruise dope sounds pretty dull, except for Panama. " Bruno: " How do ya get that way. Halifax has only got about 60,000 people in it. " Longboy: " Some officer in the Fleet told me that Culebra had only one white man, eight negroes, sixteen dogs and forty-two chickens on the whole island! " Bruiser: " Be a good place for landing force drill, hey. ' ' " Red : " Hell, be cheerful, can ' t ja ? There ain ' t nothin ' but Dago left and then we ' re through with the exams. " Longboy: " Well, this is the last meal in the mess-hall for four months. Feels sorta good to get away after so long. Think I ' ll cork off for about a week. This June Week was rather a strain. " Mac: " Didja hear about Red ' s new O. A. O. ? Yeah, he got another one. Washington school girl. " Bruno: " Good, the goof ' s on duty up till the last moment, so he can ' t see much of her. Maybe there is still a chance for his redemption. Absence makes the heart grow fonder — for the other fellow! " Longboy: " Damned if that wasn ' t a good Hop we threw in the Auditor- ium. I thought it was as good as the June Ball. " Mac: " Yeah, the June Ball is all right for the visitors to watch but too darned crowded for dancing. Ya can never find anyone in that mob, either. " Bruiser: " Well, gang, Lm going up and finish packing. Good cruise to all and remember you still have a September Leave coming, so try and keep your consciences clear. " " Heigh-ho ! How boring I " a a yM ' Second Class Cruise to West Indies and Halifax The pleasures of a never-to-be-forgotten June week terminated; all thoughts were concentrated on the impending cruise. Preparations which, preceding our youngster criuse, seemed laborious and exacting were now viewed in a different aspect. Good judgment entirely eliminated those articles found to be useless on the last trip, and the Second Classmen plodding their weary way across the green turf of Farragut Field were perceived to be burdened much lighter than their successors, the Youngsters. Embarkation day dawned bright and clear. The sun, scintillating on the Chapel dome, shone over all with a touch of cheerfulness. All the elements augured a fair departure. Cruise paraphernalia was soon transported to the various points along the sea wall and there now only remained the order to embark. The slight interval was taken up with the last farewell to a mother, father, or even a sweetheart, who expressed keen disappointment at their inability to make such a delightful and thrilling cruise. Although delayed, the departure was soon complete. With the last 4 N for mothers, sisters, and sweethearts still echoing, the last boat shoved off. With its passage into silence, the crowd slowlv wended their way across the field, thinking of the dangers that confronted these fifteen hundred " tiny tots " . Dark compartments, intricate passage ways, labyrinthian alleys, crowding shuffling forms, wet and dirty sea bags in high piles, muffled tread of wet feet, the foul odor of dampened linen, food in =5y Ss==siiiy!sw!==:! iBrnTrT rfrifc. " " »iT - " - ' - rf- ' - — Si ,. ts — f . ci .:- f:w.--- .« KPnpfjif. -ill SiIiS: 7S i " rf ? ' !t», ). - rf 7ff 3 - w rfff? - - rrv» rf -f r - i. rl ' H i i?ip«l Oil the process of preparation — all helped to make up a world of vague, new, bewildering sights, sounds and smells. A lost, depressed feeling of hopelessness was the general im- pression conveyed to fifteen hundred midshipmen in their first hours aboard. This condition, owing to its very complexity, was soon simplified, and the next day found all baggage stowed and clothing squeezed into that twocubic feet of locker capacity. After an uneventful run down the coast, in the early morning of the 13th of June, " Land ho! " came down from the lookout. Aeroplanes from the flying field at Coco Solo came out to meet us and welcomed us as they gracefully dived and dipped. The Caribbean Sea was as smooth as glass; a slight wind robbed the sun of its scorching glare as all hands crowded the forecastle. Directly off our star- board bow lay the Isthmus of Panama, distinguishable only as a white sand spit streaking the horizon. Momentarily it grew larger and clearer; soon the city of Colon could be discerned basking in the usual exotic manner of the Tropics. Two ships of the Squadron, the Florida and Olym- pia, proceeded immediately through Gatun Locks into Lake Gatun. Meanwhile, the North Dakota and Delaware hauled into the coaling docks and at once made prepara- tions for coaling. 380 The coaling at Colon was perhaps indelibly impressed in the memory of all, for the coal was put into the bunkers by mechanical means and the hired labor of the docks stowed it away. It was a pleasure to be an observer and not a participant. Just to watch those little black diamonds trickle down the chutes mto the bunkers was music to our ears. From here, frequent liberties were granted to visit Colon and Panama on the Pacific side of the Isthmus, and the Canal itself. One cannot help but feel proud to be an American when he gazes over this mammoth piece of con- struction, the acme of modern engineering skill. But prox- imity for some reason or other breeds contempt, for al- though this gigantic work was visited and inspected by all, the lure of Panama with its pleasures and attractions was too great. Consequently, calls were brief and perhaps did not have that quality of minute discernment they should have had. " Kelley ' s " with its entertainments will never be for- gotten. We will also long remember those crafty silk merchants, only too willing to lower the price " in order to gain a friend rather than an enemy. " Miles of endless palms of all categories and strange creeping tropical growths passed swiftly by as we sat, lords 381 m of all creation, in the rear of a taxi. Entertainments were many and luxurious. We soon realized that the ten days would pass only too swiftly. They did, and all that was left was a mass of dear, distant, or perhaps vague memories of evenings spent under the soothing effect of the tropical moon. June 20th found the ships once again in t he open sea, plodding their sure but sluggish course. On the 22nd, as the fleet passed Gallinas point, they separated, the Florida going to Port of Spain, Trinidad; the North Dakota to Basse Terre, St. Kitts; the Delaware to Fort de France, Martinique; and the Olympia to Port Costrido, St. Lucia. Soon all ships became imperceptible blurs upon the horizon. Each was now making her way towards her own destina- tion, to meet again at St. Kitts. During this leg of the voyage, those brief but dismal tropical rain sirorms were encountered. Time pieces may err, but these storms are infallible in making an appearance every fifteen minutes. Port of Spain proved to be beyond the wildest expecta- tions of those aboard the Florida. The people of the island made every possible effort to see that all hands enjoyed themselves, and the recollection of the Governor ' s recep- tion will never be tarnished with the denudations of Time. His stock of liqueurs was, beyond the shadow of a doubt, 382 ' j i ' fTtTfc nttM rfhi thrt tfftn ■ fiTfh i tt h mi u maSaOb ii sV rifb -r r ■ . ' ?w - .-yVw: — -t V -N -Y - i " delicious, to say the least. During the Florida ' s sojourn in this paradise, the midshipmen and crew were given the opportunity of seeing Pitch Lake, the source of the world ' s supply of asphalt. The North Dakota ' s visit to Basse Terre could hardly be described as a huge debauch or orgy of pleasure; on the other hand it was rather interesting in spots. As the North Dakota steamed up to her anchorage, the island of St. Kitts presented a most enchanting sight. Sheer bluffs, high green hills, scattered buildings, one or two stretches of silver white beach; all greeted the vision at one glance. As the first liberty party walked up the main street — or what appeared to be — in search of food, huge, closed, wooden doors greeted them at every turn. Surely the in- habitants must have received word of their arrival? A melancholy pall hovered over the menage — what a compli- ment to term it thusly! — as if some plague had gone before and decimated its living. Now and then the stillness would be broken by the tolling of a church bell, or the appearance of some mahogany burnished head peering so cautiously, so slyly out of a window, watching the spectators with a halt suspicious, half curious look. In the surrounding country were isolated farm houses, beautiful enough if one judges them according to their 383 ■T1Tnfc5rtTfe " lWllBaifni SVlmB Sifrrtw ■rtffth ' ' ' -1 rfrfw i fYTi 1 1 BULM u u a ■i4jii _i xi _. ■ » ___ jj j Kj v yjaj _- _ i r - a ' -jiu ' - ? - - vi - ,tvj- " s w- ' v-! - ' A --_VAM ' - Jui L, ' Vfivr_ ' ' jjjit ? —j.u ' - pulchritude; in the distance silhouetted against a some- what cloudy sky stood Mt. Misery, tall and drab, like some big sentinel guarding the interests of the island. A tea on board ship brought the first white people into the open, some twenty in all; the Jazz Band presented to them a new accomplishment in the realm of music. After- wards, we found out that the twenty guests had come from twenty neighboring islands. Into the Port de France, on the island of Martinique, steamed the Delaware, — the island of brown sugar, brown rum and still browner natives. Rich m botanical, geol ogic and historical features, very little of the shore-goers ' time remained idle. Ample opportunity was given everyone to see the birthplace of the Empress Josephine and the ruins of St. Pierre at the base of Mt. Pelee. Walking up one side of a mountain range and down through valleys in quest of scenic beauty may be some peoples ' version of a liberty, but that opinion is not unanimous, especially when a " Vive la France " was good for at least one quart of White Star Champagne if a Frenchman chanced to be within earshot. The people of St. Lucia must have witnessed a strange sight as they saw the Olympia steam into their harbor with that peculiar, bobbing, shimmy-like motion of hers. Her stay in this port was enlivened by the Governor ' s party. ri l i J i hr r i irt ' frlrB iri if i nl i li t il i ifThr irflti iirihi irnii iflfii it i ifmnlr rtth itma mt trf - - " — - A When those who attended are interrogated as to its success, a look of pathetic longing enters their eyes. The Fourth of July was celebrated by all the ships, which had again assembled at St. Kitts, and once again the Squadron turned its prows seaward, arriving at the island of Culebra on the 7th of July. At Culebra, the Olympia managed the entrance to the inner harbor by skillful seamanship. The entrance was tortuous and scarred with coral reefs. At a crucial moment while the entrance was being made, the rudder jammed! The failure of the ship to leave the channel at this time was due to the perspicacity of a group of middies on the quarter deck, who manned a steering oar over the quarter and, using it as a sweep, kept the Olympia on her course until the danger was over. Culebra — what ghastly memories will that name bring to those who have visited that God-forsaken piece of land, sadly rearing its head on the Carribean in a futile effort to gain recognition. Words are impotent when a descrip- tion of this island is to be undertaken. Imagine quite a large island surrounded by two or three smaller ones, set up in a mythical kingdom, a thousand miles from nowhere; covered with sand hills copiously bespecked with a thick growth of stunted cactus, and a conglomeration of every low form of plant life known to the study of botany. Imagine a town of 40 or 50 unkempt, scrawny, half-starved negroes; built and manned in thirty minutes in order to lure away the few remaining shekels our poor pockets held. Imagine an island where the heat of the sun and the tropical insects make life unbearable. Now your picture is complete, and you have a faint conception of Culebra where we remained twenty long days! Came the day of the famous battle of Culebra. The original strategy called for three days upon the island, but one soon proved to be sufficient. Gentle reader, surely you have heard of the campaign: how landing forces composed of the peak of American manhood silently stole from the monsters of war lying in the roadstead of the outer harbor and, against overwhelming odds, heroically faced danger, death and captivity. How, finally, weary and worn out, they took by storm an enormous fifty-foot hill. Casual- ities were heavy, consisting of sorely sun-burned youths, hurt feelings, trampled pride, and starvation. Several field pieces were landed but were promptly re-embarked when the possibility of their use was evident. Thanks to the powers that be, the rest of the battle was fought out, and won, on paper, in the shades of the wardroom, with plenty of cigarettes and ice water. Our diversion while anchored off this glorious summer % 386 -■ g ' - . ' if TWrrfhu—rf rad ' " V ' " N ' - R,-=nT resort was far from being in the nature of dissipation. It composed of riding horseback upon many ill-fed horses that would have made Don Quixote blush at his splendors and feel ashamed of his opulence; and swimming at Flamingo Beach. The monotony of our visit was broken by a short, two- day stay at St. Thomas, the island of Bay Rum. Although small, it was paradise when compared with Culebra; again we got real ice cream and sufficient food. Also we learned that Bay Rum is used for more things than hair tonic. While we were languishing in this existence, the Olympia made a run to San Juan. A royal welcome was accorded her and, according to the inhabitants, the Navy upheld its reputation most nobly. All were oblivious to the time until the four days had elapsed and she joined us again. No sooner had the Squadron coaled than the anchors were weighed and " en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia " was inscribed on every log. All who believe in the law of com- pensation must have certainly divined the happiness of enjoying a real port. The Haligonians proved themselves to be hospitality personified. Their homes were thrown open, their clubs extended membership to every officer and midshipman during the stay. Entertainments were con- stantly given, and in reciprocation the Delaware and North Dakota were lashed alongside each other and a tea dance given in honor of the Fleet ' s hostess — Halifax. Who shall ever forget those moonlight nights on the Arm, in a canoe drifting with the incoming tide; or the parade along the streets of Halifax, described in the local newspapers in such flowery language? Never could we be egotistical enough to attempt to describe the joys of Newfoundland with flourishes of our pen. Cupid reigned supreme and many a man and maiden ' s heart were yearning on that sorrowful day as the Squadron sailed out of the harbor with the ship ' s band playing " Till We Meet Again. " It was the port of ports; may we meet again. Time may pass and hairs become streaked with grey, but recollections shall remain forever. Into the realm of swabs and squilgees once again and the familiar cry of " ten more buckets " was heard through the fire room ventilators. Gun drills were daily in anticipa- tion of the coming target practice. The Capes were reached and several practice runs made. Finally the day of firing arrived. The North Dakota made the highest score, with the other ships following with close margins. Several excellent records were made which may prove to be stumbling blocks to our successors. , k mm wm up V " - ' I tfty ' -r- ' — j " ?? MJL- i ilAfU JMjyt-J W - ' Uy j4jllfJUW----JU4P J4A ' ■ aiLU ' ■tiU ' t41 ■ MJ.VV ifsi " SECOND CLASS YEAR Red: " Oh, gosh, what a sock in the eye! Right after Sep Leave, too. " Bruiser: " What ' s eating you now, Red? " Red: " Aw, take a look in the mirror all you birds and you ' ll see. After the elevatin ' conversation of the best and only girl, and folks, with good chow and a car properly lubricated thrown in . . . THIS! After me the deluge. " Chorus: " Under ya go, young fellow. " Bruiser: " Hear the dope? Only the second class rates the Penn Game. " Mac: " Yeh, that ' s tough on the first class; glad we weren ' t caught. " Longboy: " Hear Philly ' s dead. " Mac: " All wrong. Best town ever, if you only know your oil. " Bruiser: " Yep, the Quaker City is all right. Even old Ben Franklin didn ' t have much trouble getting a date in the old burg. Of course, you have to have something more than a loaf of bread under your arm these days; something on your hip seems to be the watchword. " Mac: " And thank the Lord, there ain ' t any subways in Philly. The last time I tried to go any place in New York some kind soul directed me to use the subways as the quick- est means of transportation. It was the quickest all right. I started for Times Square and before I knew it I had landed down in Hoboken! " Longboy: " Mac, Philly ' s all right. We lost, but they sure gave us the town that night. " Mac: " Probably needed a big portion of it, too. " Chorus: " Whad ' ya mean, big portion of it? " Mac: " Doncha understand English? " Chorus: " Under ya go! " Red: " Now that the game is over I sometimes wonder if there isn ' t something to that story about the Navy Jinx that hovers over Frank- lin Field. Gosh, I wish we were going to play the Army Game in Oshkosh, or some other place. " Red: " Now, the entire Regiment will attend the football game between Penn State Col- lege and the Naval Academy, to be played in Washington, D. C. Well, we went, we saw, and didn ' t we get the lion meat, though ? " Bruiser: " Say, that hike out to the scene of battle was just as bad as some of the little extra duty tours we used to take during Plebe Summer. After we had walked for about an hour I looked around and could see the Washington Monument gradually grow- ing dimmer and dimmer. Then the choice sections of Washington we passed through! Say, I never saw the equal of it except once and that was down in Martinique! " Red: " Yeh, but the worst of it was trying to put on a good march across the field for all the Senators with three bands playing in three different times. " 389 m ' - ' - i i T i 1 11 ii Vt i .i r frtin ii rt rl i tf ' tT i ? K - - r f »V. ...f« . . _vc9 , — . ' fTV — — — .nv, . . -rrr, yv- ' M 1 Bruiser: " But, boy, when Shaggy caught that forward pass and then trotted across for that second touchdown, I was all for making him an admiral then and there. " Longboy: " Sort of made up for the Philly affair. " Mac: " Yeh, but it was a shame that we had to come right back. " Red: " If we hadn ' t, everyone would have been broke for the Army game. " Mac: " Say, that sorta improves our chances there. Four strata, now. Howsoever, I ' ll probably see the game from a front seat over in the Auditorium, as my respected and honorable name still graces the P. A. List. " Bruno: " You look like you had a night of it. Red. " Red: " Say, though, Bruno, ain ' t it hell, huh? Me and Mac draggin ' from Philly and our drags watching the Kaydets come over and razz us. Boy, that razzin ' was hard to take. " Bruno: " I dunno. They been takin ' it for three years straight, now. " Red: " That didn ' t make it any easier. And then a bunch of old women fool themselves into thinkin ' a few mids and a big bunch of cits half-seas-over make a Bacchanalian Regiment. Sorta hurts, — sure is a Quaker town. " Mac: " Of course, they had no foundation for their argument, did they? I wasn ' t there, but here are the tales I ' ve had to listen to: One guy directs traffic at Walnut and Broad; another leads the orchestra at the Bellevue; some dizzy bird offers the Sec Nav a drink; a second class 2 p. o. inspects the top deck of the Bellevue, — and they ain ' t all mid- shipmen quarters, either! Then another bird gives a table dance at the Cabaret — yep, it sure sounds like a tame party. " Now, what do you think I did to cele- brate? Roller skating up and down Cooper Road — yeh, the whole P. A. squad that was off the ship. Think I ' ll organize a skating team — something new in collegiate circles. " Longboy: " I ain ' t kickin ' about the game, but just wait till next year. They had better stand from under then. " Bruiser: " Boy, but wasn ' t Eddie Norris pretty! And did ' ya see Pete and Shag? The kaydet ' s cheering section pulled a good one with that ship, too. Oh, we got lots to get revenge for, lots of things. " Red: " Pointers are feeling pretty happy. Well, pride runs before a fall — before next fall. " Bruiser: " Hey, Red, he re comes Longboy. Watch it! Ah, there, Bossie, soo, Bossie, soo, Bossie, quiet, lad, quiet, old critter! " Longboy: " What the devil is the matter with you fellows? Hey, Mister Goophloophus, what ' s the good word tonight? " Mister G. " Sunday night and rhino as hell, sir. Red: " Yeah, you ' re a fine one, Longboy. You might have told us the truth, anyway. " Longboy: " The truth? Say, what are you driving at, anyway? " Red: " Oh, nothing, nothing. Did she kiss you good-bye? And call you Artie? And where did you find her? " 390 yJ ■ » l P lJ i i ; tiaiii I ' - ri-iXiXilTin r- ' -J T ■ r i T-i — - [T- irfi -T . ' nT r iiiTfT?-r.i i rii ijj] II ii r Longboy: " Oh, she wasn ' t so bad. She wasn ' t pretty, of course, but she — ah of course, she isn ' t used to dancing much, and — ah — er , it was a little hard to get her started conversationally. But, but — ah — er, she meant well! " Red: " Oh, she meant well all right, but why be an alas poor yorick.? National Cemetery, did you say.? " Longboy: " No, dammit! National Park Seminary! I tell you fellows, I ' d never seen her before. You see, my aunt that lives in Philly had an old school friend who has a daughter. And, well — she ' s the daughter. " Bruiser: " Oh, but wasn ' t it good to hear the old wedding march this morning: ' Here comes the brick! Here comes the brick ' ! " Mac: " Golly, did ya see the spectacles one of the plebes put on the brick? " Bruiser: " Yeah, blind drag, all right. " Longboy: " Well, I don ' t give a damn for any of you. She asked me out to see her next September. She lives on a little place in Missouri on the Southern Pacific, right near home. " Bruiser: " Father connected with the Southern Pacific, I suppose she said.? " Longboy: " Yep. " Bruiser: " Brakeman, I suppose.? " Longboy: " Not exactly- You see, her father ozims the Southern Pacific! " Chorus: " Under ya go. Bruiser, under ya go! " Longboy: " Holy Moses, boys, ten days — unprecedented, quite! " Red: " Boy, my O.A.O. is just waiting for me. HEY, who hit me on the head with that roll? Think because it ' s a shining mark it ' s for public use, do they? " Mac: " Can ' t blame ' em for that — don ' t throw back, the D.O. will get you. Well, Christmas Team, Team, TEAM comes just in time. Me for home for awhile, then Halifax, then New York. " Red: " Travehn ' salesman, eh? What do you want in Canada? Home suits me just fine. " Mac: " Winter sports are fine up there. " Longboy: " Yeh ? Well the American variety satisfies me. Holy Moses, a man forgets he has a home and Podunk here. " Bruiser: " Well, seeing as how my old Podunk is just this side of the Rocky Mountains, I think I ' ll spend my ten days and all the money I have up in Washington. I ' ve got an invite to spend a few days with the O.A.O. , so when my money runs out I guess I ' ll drop around there. " Red: " Nice guy, you are. Say, I want you to be sure and meet the folks when they come up for June Week. I ' m just dying to have them meet a high-principled youth like yourself! " Bruiser: " What ' s eating you? I just want to be sure that it isn ' t my money she is after! " Red: " No, and it isn ' t your good looks either, old dear. " •l(i if. -If. -if. -If. m m m i I m X m (■: ' , f ' J. New York, Chicago, and alt points north, east, south and west Mac: " Now all hands will remark in rotation that the old O.A.O. is better than ever and a cold forty now; or that they fell for someone else who could put the skids to Pola Negri; or else they are off the women for good, now; or that their Podunk is the only remaining town where the old pre-war stuff flows in spite of the Constitution and Mr. Volstead. " Red: " Well, I ' ll tell you birds what. Now ya know, I don ' t talk much about my leaves, but this is a special exception. I gotta tell ya about a party in New York — beats any Army game I ' ve ever been to. Ya see, it ' s New Year ' s Eve and nothing doing until midnight on account of its being Sunday. The cops get kind-hearted and shove their clocks up an hour at eleven so we goes out to a place and starts dinner with the old jazz band helpin ' the appetite along with the proper urgents. The dancin ' starts at eleven G.M.T. and at twelve the New Year comes in under the guise of a little pig somebody is Gone, but not forgotten ! leading on a pink ribbon. The gang forms in the rear of the pig as an escort and the fun starts. In the midst of the commotion the pig is missed and can ' t be found, but the management promises to bring him in later. They did all right, only this time the little pig came in sections — nice little sausages all wrapped in pink ribbons. Pretty good, eh? Well, by that time our party was pretty well under way, so I " Bruiser: " For the love of Pete, PIPE DOWN! We all know you are a snake and a rake and know all the wild places in New York, but that ' s enough. Have mercy. " Bruno: " Yeh, ya might think you ' re the only guy that went on leave. Now me . . . " Longboy: " Holy cats! Let ' s let up on leave. As bad as talking about an exam after it ' s over. ' Course everyone had a good time. Let it go at that. " Bruiser: " Especially as it ' s only three weeks to the semi-anns. " Chorus: " Bad to worse. Under ya go! " Longboy: " Good grief! Of all the horrible examples of too much of a good thing! Mac: " What ' s the matter now, laddie, me boy. ' " Longboy: " Oh, you can sit there and grin. You fill your yawning and cavernous maw with a half dozen dishes of shredded wheat and call it a day. But us civilized folks have eggs again. " Red: " You ' re right. This is the seventy-ninth consecutive egg I ' ve looked at, smelled, tasted and refused to get familiar with. " Bruiser: " Yeah, wish eggs were meat. Then they ' d knock ' em off Friday, anyway. " Longboy: " Oh, it ' s the eggs. You don ' t like ' 5 ' em : Red: " Sure we like ' em. Once, or twice. But as sure as we come here, one stares us in the face every blessed morning. " 392 I } f Longboy: " Eggsactly. " Red: " What? " Longboy: " Eggsactly. What would you eggspect? " Red: " Huh? Egg-spect! Why a variation? " Longboy: " No, no, they ' re brain-food. They ' re egging you on, lad. They ' ll make a horrible eggsample of you, that ' s what. And what do you suppose you ' ll turn into? " Red: " What.? " Longboy: " Why a mono-menu-ac, of course! " Chorus: " Under ya go! Pass the oofs, Red. We ' ll make him eat some. " Bruiser: " Two down and three to go. How long, O Lord, how long? " Mac: " Pipe down. Savvy, for the love ' o ' Pete. Watcha crabbin ' about, anyhow, huh? Two-dollar sheiks You ' re as bad as these plebes hollerin ' about hazin ' when they ain ' t been any nearer the end of a broom than the top of it. " Red: " Attaboy, Mac; me, I ' m gone in Dago already. Think I ' ll get continued though. And say, next term we have Nav, Ordnance, and Seamanship to boot. The first class say that elastic strength is so elastic you can ' t get it in the book, let alone your head. " Mac: " Yeh, and fifty pages of seamanship at a crack, — wished I ' d laid off the bridge and laid up on the bridge a little more on the cruise last summer. Might of learned a little, — though I doubt it. I never felt so entirely useless in all my born days as I did in that Math exam this morning. Honestly, gang, I couldn ' t have made a maximum LO on either part. Some one was trying to tell me this morning that there aren ' t to be any semi-anns or anns next year. If that is true then it means at least two years added on to my life. " Spring sporls Red: " Ah, hell, Mac, you always come and sob about how you bilged everything. Don ' t worry little one, you ' ll get your 3.8. Now, honestly, I couldn ' t have made over a 1.2 on it. That shoots all the velvet I ' ve got, too. " Mac: " Red, you know I am the most wooden one at this " Bruiser: " Say, Mac, you ' ll never learn nothin ' nohow. Better give up tryin ' . " Mac: " Who ' s trying? Bet I could if I wanted to. " Bruiser: " That ' s what they all say. Now me, it ' s all fruit for me. " Chorus: " Under ya go, and don ' t come up. " Bruno: " Well, the old Math is gone now and forever, I hope. The boys sure did celebrate it in fitting style. We had a little Gymkhana all of our own right there. Things have changed around here since last year. The Exec Department didn ' t say a word about ' 0iim " Mama, is he a policeman? " i ::t,i 393 |1 ' jf»ti » n yt p| j Ay , ( ' ■ »» « S | — i fth i i fh i r i ri h i T - ° - - " " ■ » the rag-time formation. Maybe it ' s because we had the good sense to ask about it first. " Mac: " Did any of youse guys notice that six- foot shde rule they had? Stole that one from the Steam Department. Now me, I never did savvy runnin ' a six-inch rule, let alone a six footer. " Longboy: " That Spik section that passed us on the way back had so much lip stick and foo-foo spread all over them that I thought I was back on the old Rue de Gloria Maria in Lisboa. Such a perfume! " Red: " How did they manage to keep you in ranks when you smelled it, boy? HEY, watch throwin ' the chow, or the D.O. will be here. " Bruiser: " Did the Hawaiian duet come into your room Mac: " No, but there were more psuedo Math profs in there than there are on the payroll, and as for Jigadier Brlndles of the Peruvian army — say, you oughta seen the brilliance. " Bruno: " Our prof had the true Navy spirit. Sent us to the board as soon as we came into the room. Said he had to assign us a mark, not give it to us. It didn ' t do much good, though; one bird had a loofa sponge and the first thing the prof knew he was umpirin ' a ball game instead of the regulation chalk fight. " Bruiser: " Well, as for me, I ' ll sort of miss the ole Math. Now there is one thing around here that ' s interesting and has some appeal to the intellect, and that is Math. " Chorus: " My God, get under, submerge, an for the love of Pete, stay under a long time ' ' Longboy: " Where ya goin ' Easter, [;, •? - — ' - ••-- rlV i ' nSi i rffru rNv trft , Mac: " Go to! Ya know darn well I ' m still on the P. A. list. What ' s eatin ' ya, huh ? " Longboy: " Well, ya dun- need ta get so sore about it. I ain ' t your secretary. Me, I ' m gonna be here myself. Voluntary. Too much leave, no money. Where ya going. Red? " Red: " Washington. Only place except New York and it costs a tenth as much. Big party at Rauscher ' s. " Mac: " Yeh? Hope they don ' t let the cake-eaters flood it at midnight. " Bruiser: " Say, the motor- cycle cops there sure like the speedway now. Won- der why? " Red: " Don ' t interest me. " Mac: " Well, see that it don ' t. I don ' t want to have to wire ya bail. This hock shop in town never winds yer watch anyhow. " Red: " Besides in Washington you can always make a big hit with your girl by taking her to church on Easter Sunday. " Mac: " Yeah, I did that same idiotic stunt last year when I spent Easter out in Illinois. Talk about your embarrassing moments! My ears burn yet! " Red: " Well, simple, slip us the dope, what was the trouble? " ■ jiliiwmiw M|P iMUli ' ' fIJJI ' ' P - _ - VV -_ v SUi -i iH IU l. ' U ■ U. ' II M WJUL = II ICX m— Lt " i ' T- »- ' 1T ri— nT ' rri Tl ' Ynii j ' " ' ),! ' Mac: " Well, I dolls up in my best suit of blues, gets the girl and we parades to church — admiring glances all along, and so forth. This town was about a thousand miles from water so a midd ' was a rarity. After being ushered to the family pew we settled ourselves for the sermon. I noticed a little kid in front of me with his eyes about popping out of his head. As the sermon progressed his restlessness increased. Finally he could hold in no longer, and pointing a pudgy finger in my direction he excitedly nudged his mother and in a voice you could hear a mile inquired, ' Mama, is that funny looking man a policeman ? ' " Red: " Well, ya can ' t blame the kid, can ya.? " Red: " Say, did ya see that article in the Sun? That woman don ' t know her oats. ' The two dollar sheiks. ' The poor fish she ' s been talkin ' to must be nothin ' but a snake. Only dope she has straight is draggin ' data. That line about stripers, for instance. " Mac: " And old ladies ' darlings, too; can ya beat that.? " Longboy: " Gosh, that was almost as rotten as this slum. " Bruiser: " What ' s the matter with this slum. Slim .? " Longboy: " Well, I was late today on account of insufficient buttons, and look where I could of got some! " Chorus: " Under ya go. " Mac: " Say, fellows, I got the cruise dope straight. A youngster on my deck has a girl whose brother ' s girl knows the Supe ' s stenog, and she got the cruise dope straight and gave it to this youngster. Well, the dope is we go to Copenhagen. " Red: " Oh, we ain ' t going to Germany, ya mutt. " 3. ( y ' O ' l )0 (. " Yi ' p, real jade " Mac: " Who said Germany.? It ' s the capitol of Denmark, ya poor fish. Now, don ' t inter- rupt me again. As I sez before, after that we go to the land of brotherly fame; yes, my boy, to the birthplace of John Paul Jones and the Haig Brothers, and from there, guess " Bruiser: " I heard France. " Mac: " Much better. " Red: " Ireland, I ' ll bet a riickle! " Mac: " Come to, feller. This isn ' t a police excursion, it ' s a practice cruise. Well, part of the squadron goes to Cadiz, then join the rest at Gibraltar after they ' ve been to — LISBON AGAIN!! " Chorus: " Under ya go, and don ' t come up until June Week. " Longboy: " Say, boys, ain ' t that the beaut.? " Red: " Ah, put that piece of beer bottle away while I show ya a real stone. That ' s jade, Chinese special, George said. Green, it is, just like the old island itself. " Mac: " Why don ' t you go back there. Red? " Twenty-Four rates Smoke Hall — with under classes 395 «iW gi9lin i — rf ii ttftn rt r . rtfff i r « iVh— i lWiWtlWTtf hTTr ■ ' Stftfc- i 1 --TrtthT i WuT il ' - iraHVir t ' fi i " " ' Red: " I darn near did this morning. Say, five guys had me and just before I went over the seawall some one pushed us all in. Spuds lost a tooth, another guy his shoes, and poor Bobbie had to stay in until someone brought him his bathing trunks. " Bruno: " Those anns made me stay awake four afternoons bonin ' . Glad there ain ' t no more next year. Gee, how haggard I am! " Mac: " Boy, I ' m sure glad I got the old ring! Won ' t this knock their eyes out on Sep Leave, though.? " Bruiser: " Three years concentrated effort is deserving of even more fitting reward than permission to wear this trinket. " Chorus: " Under ya go! " Longboy: " Ah, let ' s give him a birthday party for that! " Bruiser: " You birds packed yet? " Red: " Yeh, an ' just finished. Got in at four a. m. and packed until formation. Gee, but this is some June Week. " Bruno: " Ya sure got the undeserved luck o ' the Irish that ya didn ' t get caught. They only got about thirty-five birds for Frenchin ' last night. " Red: " Well, these guys ain ' t got the data. One simp even tried to walk out the Main Gate in an ensign ' s uniform. Nice stunt for a second classman. Now, me, I got it — man, but that Breeze Inn sure was hot last night. Nothin ' like it! " Mac: " Thought ya wasn ' t doin ' nothin ' but dragging the folks? " Bruno: " He ain ' t. But they get tired watching the drills all day, and watching their pride ■ - " — - ' • " ' kfir m :a rfrfrri ff » and joy cavort around all over the Armory deck all night. They goes home about half past ten, then this guy has a late date every night with some youngster ' s girl. Spoons on the youngster, too. Nice boy, I ' m going to have him meet my folks, NOT! " Mac: " Might of known it. Bet the three striper that got the colors didn ' t have a thing on this bozo after taps. " Red: " Somebody ' s going to get a whole omelet in the eye. " Mac: " Yeh? Now me, I ' m dragging a cold forty. " Bruiser: " Cousin of mine. " Chorus: " Looks like Bruiser, does she, Mac? " Mac: " My initials ain ' t R. S.; thanks just the same and with best regards. " Longboy: " Holy Moses, you fellows give me a pain. Can ' t talk about nothing but drags. Now me, I have been having a whale of a good time getting wounded early in the sham battle and gettin ' Bunny Trundle to carry me off in his new Cadillac ambulance. That was a real party. " Bruno: " Suppose you enjoyed going to three and a half drills every day for a week and rushing around with a woebegone stream of water down your neck, and getting called to the Batt. Office steen times a day, and not knowing whether you were alive or dead. Highly enjoyable, ain ' t it? Yes, it is not! " Longboy: " Oh, ya birds ain ' t got the system. Me, I drag my folks, and they take care of the drag. Then during the Hop, and after, she paddles me around in a canoe I won in a raffle. She ' s just learning to sail one, and she likes it! " Chorus: " Under, deep now, and don ' t come up until the cruise starts! " .-Jntl the rings were christened 396 ■ t-TULi — my n First Class Cruise to Europe " All midshipmen having special details will go aboard their respective ships the day before the regiment embarks. " Loud cheers from the gallery, for there were no squad leaders, aids to-the-exec, or mates-of-the- deck in the gallery. But it is an ill wind that blows no good, and these early birds gathered all the worms in the shape of extra lockers. That should not be taken literally, for there were no worms in the lockers, — just the usual quota of cockroaches, etc. Gloom reigned supreme for those aboard when the word was passed by the boatswains mate at half past nine that evening that liberty would be granted from seven until ten p. m. No one thought himself speedy enough to take advantage of the half-hour remaining liberty. The proletariat arrived on board and commenced the three-months task of getting settled. Beans! Slum! But judging from what was left for the fire-room gang, eating late chow, the menu didn ' t take so badly. The routine of toaste rs, no toasters, pap-sheet, toasters again ad infinitum went into effect immediately. Then, too, the far-sighted youths, who, since the middle of April had been dumping the contents of the sugar bowls from the Academy mess tables into a napkin, thence to be transported to the pillow case in their rooms, eventually to be taken to sea, reaped the full benefit of their Scotch natures. 397 m .0 P The Squadron steamed down the Bay, with no other excitement than a few Youngsters in the chains handling the lead in a manner that would rival the most expert gangster ' s manipulation of a blackjack. A calm sea and a warm sun lasted two or three days. Then she started to roll just a little. Many demonstrated how sea-going they were, while some did just the reverse. A few more days of calm and sun while the first class in the deck force prayed for clouds to help them with their naviga- tion. Then she rolled a bit more — quite a bit more — ;ten degrees each way. Some demonstrated further how seagoing they were, and many again did just the reverse. At the Youngster tables, it was no uncommon sight to see two or three gathered together out of the usual quota of ten, pitch- ing right lustily into the rations of the absentees. Where were the absent ones? Ah, that is the question, — but we refrain from details; for while the first class in the naviga- tion compartments were delighted with the prospect of nothing but dead reckoning, there were those who would have reckoned themselves better dead! About the fourteenth day out, land was sighted. It turned out to be an island off the coast of Scotland, although all hands were confidently looking for the North Pole. Pent- land Firth was successfully traversed, and the line of salty mids holding requisitions for extra blankets reached stupendous proportions. Into the North Sea, through the Skaggarrack and Kattegat, and into the harbor of Copenhagen. m I 398 The Danes made a big hit with us right off the bat, for the pilot no sooner set one foot on the deck of the flagship, than he executed a back flip into his waiting boat that would have done credit to the inter-collegiate tumbling champion. Life lines are supposed to be safety devices, but when they break they are not so safe, as the pilot learned to his sorrow. The ships anchored, with the Arkansas close inshore and the others about halfway to Sweden. The Admiral received a message from the Delaware inquiring whether the liberty parties should be sent ashore in Norway, Sweden or Denmark. The Orion was guilty of coaling the Squadron. All hands turned to and got the coal below decks, except for about fifty per cent which blew away in the form of a fine dust. After self and ship had been given a thorough cleaning, foot was set on terra firvia once more. As soon as a certain skill in dodging bicycles was attained, Copenhagen was as safe as a home port. The Danskes live for the same thing a midshipman does, — food! The Angleterre, Palads, and Wivil ' s passed out the best looking lobsters on the Continent. The Tivoli, Denmark ' s Coney Island, and the theaters also drew their crowds. " Taler ikke Danske, " but it wasn ' t necessary. The Legation parties, however, proved the big- gest successes. No one will ever forget the Princess! She broke many a heart, and not a few insteps. " Hey, Princess, can I cut in.? " " Put her there. Princess! " On the Fourth of July, the King of Denrnark came aboard for his oflScial visit. He showered m ' 399 . q ...o.-- -,p -,V |C-f -, ,. , --- v. -. 0 ' ' " - " -- -fVi.irT ' -dri ' " .-. vsauji compliments broadcast, but though we did not find out what all of them meant it is reasonably certain that none surpassed the historical remark uttered two years before by his brother, the King of Norway, — " My, vot a lot uff midshipmens!! " Trips were made to Elsinore Castle and the museums and ships were subjected to critical eyes. " Jake " Reed opened up a branch at the Angleterre for our refreshment. Turkish and Swedish baths were in vogue for getting some of the coal and dirt out of one ' s system. One lad even went so far as to get a room and bath at the Angleterre for cleaning purposes, — the story goes that when he finished his tub bath and pulled a little silver cord over his head for the usual shower, he received instead of the cooling spray a gentle tap at the door and in walked the floor maid nonchalantly offering to the young gentleman a clean array of bath towels! Excellent service at these foreign hotels! The North Dakota took leave of the rest of the Squadron and dropped the hook in Gottenberg, Sweden. The Exposi- tion was the biggest drawing card, but a party on board ship and the affair given by the Chamber of Commerce also came in for their innings. After a bit more than a week, the anchor was pulled out of the Swedish mud and simultaneously the Arkansas, Florida and Delaware steamed out from Copen- hagen. Then, with the Squadron once more intact, the passage to Greenock was begun. Several Danish submarines were passed and a few trawler ' s nets passed through. The track , v - . jii vj ? iv sa ' OT " - sj " ? iy ' ' ' !Ufi ' - ? i My " ' ' ti,m w _ ' _ i j yp m i i i K ' J-i .Mi m Vr _ " i -SH " Ht -- ' Jftf-il ! ' •SS through Pentland Firth was retraced, and lo and behold, the Clyde appeared dead ahead. That is, it would have appeared if it had not been for the Scotch mist. Instead of being within sight of shore but almost out of reach, the ships were with in reach of the dock but completely out of sight. The next day the fog lifted, and the British cruisers which were anchored about a hundred yards abeam noticed for the first time. Due warning having been given the midshipmen not to visit Glasgow, it was with great difficulty that the trains took care of the crowds. Some bought first class passages and some third class. Fools and Americans travel first class. The Scotch most certainly were not fools, for they bought third class and rode first class. Those who were not gifted with a large enough imagina- tion to discover previously unknown relatives in London used their surplus to purchase golf suits. Forty-eight hours and travelling time were given to go to any part of Great Britain in which a mother, father, uncle, or aunt could be hurriedly acquired. Even those of Irish ancestry discovered for the first time their English blood. The best of the t rips was through the Trossachs. In bunches of forty, the gallant midshipmites drifted across Lock Lomond and Lock Katrine and galloped through Stirling, reaching Edinburgh for the night. Here was found refuge in the " Palais de Dance " and the " Bohemian Club, " although the more respectable went to bed early. Edinburgh was voted nearly correct in its self-estimated opinion of being the most 401 |Dfe;_ - » - - - ' - i i rf1 -f i ft i rl rrrftr ri t ' m rrfftt . r- ! - " - ftri TfV TTyTf i ' H i?nMiiTrhri rrh rrf i arfS ■ ■irtfyh iigrfrii I ' ' -— TTTTn rTTl «rrfY Y-f ' ■ v-- — ? -- -.-T — - . .r -at . VK -y. - j ■ ' ' ?r . rffA-ai ' Yr n rfTT ' ' f - -w-p .i - -rjv — Vi fc VI-Vm fa - beautiful city in Europe. Edinburgh Castle surpassed even Stirling Castle in interest, although all united in the decision that they would not care to be lowered from the steenth story of the latter, even if they could have been Queen Mary ' s baby. In the meantime, the stay-at-homes in Greenock were treated to one or two little parties ar the Tontine Hotel. These were enjoyed equally by officers and embryo officers. P Some of the more aggressive of the towns folk even ll lyt were so accomodating as to oblige with " twosome flmgs " and " foursome flings " to give us an example of Scottish jazz dancing. It was rather startling to see them take off their coats and rub their hands together in preparation, but once in action, the necessity for such preliminaries was easily seen — and the " whoop " which came between the handspring and the somersault would have made Sitting Bull blush with jealousy . But lest we forget — the Bovril party! That was the crowning success of the ten day ' s stay in Scotland. We may forget Greenock; Glasgow may become dim in our memory, Edinburgh, the Trossachs, even London may cease to be remembered, but Bovril — never! For further particulars, ask any that went on the trip. The details changed again, marking the mid-point of the cruise. The old Black Gang came up on deck and worked the navigation, the ex-deck-force sketched turbines and turned a wicked check-valve, while the distance to Lisbon slowly diminished, and the Trail of the Bank became a thing of the past. Leaving the Irish Sea astern, the Atlantic gave us a calm passage r 402 i ' -ivS i - i.JSi ! 5d ¥ I U M with plenty of chance for maneuvers. General quarters became slightly chronic. Then the Delaware and North Dakota pushed on to Cadiz while the Arkansas and Florida found themselves in ye goode olde Lisbonne. Four days in Cadiz convinced those who made one or more liberties of the verity of the statement that Cadiz is the cleanest-looking and the dirtiest city in the world. It did appear white and sparkling from the harbor, but once ashore opinions were slightly modified. The bull-fight at San Fernando proved to be the real article, for in Spain they kill the bull. The natives huzzahed their " vivas " at the matadors and picadors, while " 4-N ' s " and " Big Hands " for the bull made the contest more even. Four bulls took the count but not until they had done for double that num- ber of horses. The Royal Tennis Club invited fifty midship- men to a dance, and at least the liberty party attended. Meanwhile, the Florida and Arkansas were finding to their surprise and amazement that Lisbon had changed. They must have cleaned the streets some time during 24 ' s two years ' absence, for the dirt was more shallow by half. But more startling even than this was the absence of the t youth of the city on the dock. " A little child shall lead them, " became an expression passe. How times do change! But some of the old familiar faces were still to be seen, and the combined vest and trousers as well as the frock coat were frequently observed. A trip was made to Cintra from each ship, and some went to Mont Estoril on swimming parties. The ships in the is H QM ntii ir iMidTtii ■ " rntir infriB irffttn itT Vi ' T ' ■■Ofc- — g»- Xfc JiOh — iirfSw ,« ». .. ai r P w Tagus did not sound swimming call on account of the strong tideway present. It was further ascertained that the Portuguese midshipmen were still forbidden to drink heavily before four in the afternoon. On the way down the river, all hands looked for another glimpse of the " Dungaree Navy " , but to no avail, and we are still wondering if that commander who had been waiting seven years for the requisite three days more of sea service to receive his commission as captam had yet been promoted. Again the Squadron assembled as one unit, and at Gibraltar the Orion once more turned up to load Welsh coal upon the waiting decks. The respective sick bays used up the supply of boric acid in order to return sight to sooty eyes. The job of coaling was finally over however, — it only took about twenty hours. At Gibs ' s long mole, we took on coal. From four till past eleven. Four million pounds of sooty grounds, The opposite of heaven. But those little episodes are the kind that make one appreciate liberty. Gibraltar ' s ran as follows: " Cuanto cuesta. ' ' " " Veinte pesetas. " " Muy bar-r-rato, but for you, — cuatro shillings. " The article in question was probably a ten cent fez cap, which eventually went for three francs. The foregoing is even more applicable to Tangiers. Every day a trip was made from 5r . 11! pp . 1. 1 M . « ■ d m a i m tm 1 1 U ' " Wj ' ; ! MU j; tff i:JWjS ' ?jUf. ;=::J?j B? kjif ' VW ' - •-i " Sin-- ■Hil ' -M » " tili ' ■»U) - - 4 ' «ci j ii] . :, . juu— mij.. .ns CTTO u.iLj . jtt i ' . ' L . i l r 1 " iTfc mnnt rrTTfci mri»M ; ' Gibraltar on the good ship " Gibel Sarsa " . It looked wonderful on the picture post cards, but looks are deceiving. Several amused themselves by conversing with the crew: " Speak EngHsh? " " No, sir, I cannot speak any English. " " That so? Neither do I. " There were two ways of getting around the town. If there was no hurry, a burro would serve the purpose, otherwise two feet did the trick. The motley aggregation, the babel of tongues needs a more able pen to depict, so be it sufficient to say that everything was motley and babeling to the extreme. The only currency in general use was English, American, French, Spanish and Arabian. A rapid mathe- matician could make a fortune in no time. The Tangerines were rapid mathematicians. The destroyer squadron which left for the states with homeward bound pennants flying (a foot for every man in the crew) made many a midshipman wonder how they would feel if it had been two years instead of two months since the last view of the good old U. S. A. A parade was given in honor of the unveiling of a tablet to the U. S. S. Chauncey, lost in the Mediteranean during the war. Detachments of midshipmen and bluejackets from each ship took part and were reviewed by Admiral Scales and the Governor of Gibraltar. The homeward-bound stretch to Hampton Roads was marked by pleasant weather, which came 405 ■ W4 m M p. 1 m ' y «iYt» r(ti 1 «tf r i h- Irtish «tt - 1 , - - ::iS . I t ht , . ft-u i i - r V I t ' s- r --fv. i rX»» frT, - it ?i-; as a surprise to the first class, who had sweltered on a similar trip to Guantanamo two years before. There was lots of navigation to work, and general quarters filled in the spare moments between watches, but we were at least comfortable. " Con- dition Two " used up most of the nights, and we steamed along at fourteen knots with all lights out, hatches battened down, and battle stations manned. Standing watch and watch with yourself ceased to be a joke and became a reality. But the destroyers which had been sent out to find the squadron failed, so all had not been done in vain. Then the lookout called " Land ho! " The Virginia coast was dead ahead, and with the crowd that rushed up into the eyes, it is a wonder that the ships did not go down bows first. The word was passed, " All youse middies what ' s unsat, whatever the hell that is, report to the Midshipmen ' s Aide. " From then on, little crowds would form to talk over the coming re-exams, and those who had none to take told how rapidly they could get out of Annapolis. But it wasn ' t over yet, for target practice was still on the books. Liberty was given in Norfolk — the first one in an Amer- ican port. Not since the mess-boys had hit St. Kitts had there been such excitement. Then we coaled ship. All but the Florida took real coal from lighters. This particular ship was again privileged to stow her bunkers with the powdery Welsh variety. The race boat crews had the annual battle, with the Delaware, North Dakota and Florida finishing in a bunch in the order named, after a spirited finish. The 406 ■Jil M KA I -Vi -i-Hl: ■ .j vt ' is - s — -%ij si u; - " -jj " v y ? — sb T Arkansas came in later, — about two days. In the midst ot liberties and races however, there still remained plenty of work to do. touches had to be administered to the education of the differ- ent gun ' s crews to change them into the smoothly working, frictionless machine needed to successfully and safely operate the guns. Final shakedowns were given and the long tedious hours on the drill guns commenced to bear fruit. Though at first the crews might have appeared hope- lessly awkward each man labored to eradicate all lost motion and to train his muscles into instinctive obedience. A well trained crew is a thing of beauty to the eye. From gun cap- tain to swabber each must move with lightning-like rapidity when an eight second load is being made. The Squadron was divided into two sets of two ships each for the purposes of observing and checking one another. A trial run was allowed each ship and actual firing conditions were simulated as far as possible to counteract that growing sense of uneasiness. Pseudo loads were made and the gun crews got their first glimpse of the targets wallowing sluggish- ly along in the wake of the towing battleship. The targets consist of a heavily timbered rat-like under- body which supports the five uprights. Between these up- rights the targets with their concentric squares surrounding the bull ' s-eye are hoisted. The day of firing arrived at last; the morning watch completed the final stowing of li - 1 ' ' ' ' -,t l ■■ W? l iiV ' wMrfPbii r ' ' ' — •■ ■ fr. - -a tw »» . . ..rf rfVs. .YflVw. -. — ' ' i ii irfThia rfS — .f Cv-£ ' --■ ri W aTfiTm g " - - :- A " " -j !N " -- t Bil V - rir - rl T alfVir i ' rfti if lrrT l rlrtTi VmTh " " ii - TT M ventilators, leaving the main deck stripped of every object not firmly riveted down and giving the ship the clean cut appearance of a boxer steppmg into the rmg. Likewise the gun-rooms of the five- inch broadside batteries were denuded of over-hanging mess tables, ditty boxes and other objects. After a hurriedly eaten breakfast the brazen notes of " General Quarters " echoing through the compartments sent all hands to their stations. Phone head-sets were quickly adjusted by nervously willing hands though it was at least several hours before the time to fire. Voice tubes awoke to life and every means of instant communication tes ted and re-tested. Suddenly a bugle call breaks the strain and we smilingly think of the boys on the anti-aircraft guns who have to fire first. A deep toned whistle on the fog-horn and snatches of words from Control are overheard through the voice tubes. Upon the high gun platforms and on top of the higher turrets, the crews tense into graven figures. " COMMENCE FIRING! " A lightning-like move of the gun captain slams the breech open and an equally quick heave of the shellman ' s shoulder sends the 3 " shell home. When least expected, the pointer ' s thumb jams down on the firing key and a view of Hell opens up before us! Ship, target, crew and all is blotted out in a sheet of orange-colored flame and yellow smoke. Lungs gasp hungrily for air as muscles instinctively leap to complete a second load. Far over the intervening expanse of blue the target still swings drunkenly along, but now a small jagged tear of white is seen against the darker blue of the water beyond, — a hit! Cheers from the interested watchers on the main deck below come to the ears of the exultant ones above, but are speedily cut off by the roar of the second shot. TmTC is an miportant factor after accuracy, and the shots follow like the beats of a drum, — four shots in twelve seconds. After the " sky-guns " fire the five inch broadside take up the job and endeavor to beat all existing records for speed and accuracy. The time of load is longer due to the shell and powder being separate but the well drilled crews never falter and " Ready one, " " Ready two, " interspersed by the deafening e.xplosions, ring out in quick succession. A quick lunch is served out and an hour ' s rest enables the ones who have fired to clean up and go topside to watch the turrets in action. There is nothing quite like the sensation experienced when the big guns start popping. This is especially noticeable if one stands near the stern waiting to take a picture of Number One and Two turrets firing and Number Five surprises. Camera then takes a jump from your hands and the photographer finds himself no longer on his feet. But the biggest kick is in the actual firing, whatever one ' s position may be. There is something fascinating about watching those two shells fly like a pair of blackbirds across the water and through the target. Then is the time that the guns ' crews are glad they spent so much time in preparatory drills; then comes the satisfaction of a sizeable score. Nothing looks quite so good as the chapel dome after three months at sea. No one slept much that last night; the blue jackets took over the watches and had some recompense in the shape of several thousand buckets that were left behind. In the morning, disembarkation took place and leave was on. The last midshipmen ' s practice cruise for Twenty-Four was over. 408 1 -Vi v.V 1 ' ' ■N 1 H4 i i [um -- FIRST CLASS YEAR Joseph Jefferson Gish, Midshipman U. S. Navy, sat on the veranda disconso- lately watching the grey wisps of clouds climbing slowly up the range of hills dimly seen in the blue haze of a late September afternoon. Overhead the sky was blue, deep blue; somewhere in the house a girl ' s voice was singing " Navy Blue and Gold. " Two young puppies engaged in a fierce duel seemed immensely pleased with them- selves. The whole world was happy; that is, all but Joseph Jefferson Gish, Midship- man, U. S. Navy. For him the day was grey, the voice mocking, and the infant canines disgusting. Leave was over and therein lay the rub. At five-thirty that afternoon would come the parting, the family gathering at the station, the grinning porter and the gawking townsfolk. It was always a stupid performance. Though he did not realize it, leave was beginning to cloy. It had been better than the others and all that sort of thing. But vaguely, in spite of parties and the round of entertainments, Joe Gish was tired of it all. He could not place the feeling, — maybe he was not aware of it. Stretching himself lazily, he rose from the comfortable wicker chair and saunt- ered within. At his entrance the girl at the piano looked up. " Jo, mother says she can ' t get your white uniforms laundered any place; you ' ll have to take them back dirty. " " All right. Sis, it doesn ' t make any difference. I won ' t be able to use them any more this summer. Guess I ' d better run up and start packing a few things. " Joe started for the upper part of the two-story frame house used by his family as a summer camp, but paused as his sister ' s laughing voice reached him. " Don ' t look for that tweed suit you bought in London on your cruise this sum- mer. Your loving brother took it with him yesterday. He said it was just the thing for a collegiate young gentleman and not a midshipman! " Late the next afternoon thoughts of kid brothers with taking ways were for- gotten. As the Short Line trolley jerked across the Severn, he felt relief at seeing the Chapel dome and Bancroft Hall sinking in the evening gloom. After all, this was home and the life he would take up on the morrow. It was an epitome of the Service to which he had joyfully dedicated himself three years before. As he had sat alone on the train while more boisterous classmates vociferously 409 •tftlii infc — " " " - « jr= rlHc— -a ' :t v% - w — .Jitv . »A£r J eJt-Ji rffftifc lTliii " amfc ir - .A :-A Oi- A ,pX.r jiTnYii ■tiTi ft 1 told of their odd experiences or lurid adventures, each spinning his tale adroitly without pause or heed to the others, so he now went alone and, after surrendering his bag to the first outstretched hand, gave a welcoming look around. It was good to be back and it was going to be a good year. The studies — well, they were not easy, but Bill could give him the salient features and, after all, the instructors were good sports. They never tried to bilge anyone First Class year. And the regulations, — one must obey the spirit and all that, but often it would be all right to break them, if it were done intelligently. What- ever restraining reins had chafed Second Class year would be gone and that goal of three years was reached: Twenty-Four was in charge. Perhaps he would be dreaming yet had it not been for a loud, resounding, lung-splitting slap on the back and a booming voice, " Well, Gishy-Gish, have a good leave ? " Without looking up he knew it was his long suffering companion in misery, William T. Door. The man who for three years had exchanged joys and sorrows, cigarettes and chatter, and who was to room with him again the coming year. Turning enthusiastically, he said, " Some changes, eh? What with new uniforms, no semi-anns or anns this is going to be SOME place. How many stripes did you get .? " " None, and don ' t expect any, " was the frank reply from Bill. " But you. Greasy, you got three. Congratulations. " Joe passed this off modestly but within him something thrilled, — three were more than he expected. He was pleased. Dismissing the youthful negro at the door of the Hall, Bill and he went up to their new room. " Shaking " decided who was to claim each side. A quick change to uniforms before checking in filled in the little remaining time before evening meal formation. Jo, proud of his rank, hurried to his place in front of his company. Auto- matically he gave the commands he had been listening to for three long years; as the new adjutant began to read the first batch of executive orders, a feeling of peace and joy came over him. He would even be able to relish a dash of old Navy slum tonight! It seems to be a dictum of Academy tradition that until the Army is dis- posed of on the gridiron nothing else " Jakie ' s " spring styles f . Jf ■ OJ " Uil ' . ' m: sUJ - i J 3..y - VKi - IfiLP ? » i. ' U — H ' j — r ,k Doa ' H in our alley matters. So for this period we may find Gish, Door, and most of the Regiment spending the autumn after- noons trying to enliven a worlving team with practice cheers, or rooting in more hvely fashion as the team crashed on to victory Saturday afternoons. The season, though not briUiant, was enough to make Joe feel that Army must bow . Tow ard the end of the season, the Regi- ment was transported en masse to Baltimore to fight Princeton. The trip was trying but the game worth it and though the 3-3 tie did not look quite right everyone was satisfied w ith theteam. Thencame Colgateand theArmy. " Heave out and lash up. Grab a sock, " and Joe jumped to the deck and was still rubbing his eyes when the jubilant Bill jumped in a freezing shower in prepara- tion for the Day. The clock said 3 :07 in the morning, or night, — whichever it is at that time. The dawn was dark, chill, and cheerless, the Hall hummed with life and muffled curses. Feeling it his duty on that day, Joe joined Bill in a soulful rendition of Anchors Aweigh while dressing, and ambled into ranks only four minutes late. In ranks . Yes, stripes like other things of life are mindful of things temporal and soon pass. Joe ' s company was his no longer and he was free as air — a roving 2 p.o. Chow w_as a hurried afifair amid much noise, after which the men sprinkled out. Plebes carried on, — all was suppressed excitement. Then overshoed, overcoated, and blazing with non-reg regalia, the Regiment sallied out. A left-hand salute to Tecumseh, followed by all the old favorites from ' ' Away, Away, With Sword and Drum, " on. Gish, Bill, and two confreres chose seats in the train and played bridge, ate cough drops, dozed and sang, undisturbed for the next six hours. When at last in New York and swinging up the Hudson past tooting destroyers with gallant flag hoists, the weather man, being a Navy man, gave a Navy Day. It began to rain. City streets in rain are fair enough but the seas of mud at the Polo Grounds were too much and there were lost, according to the Pointer ' s estimate, 675 pairs of over- shoes belonging to the luckless mids who had economic enough instincts to try to w ear their galoshes all the day. The others had left theirs on the ferry. For two hours the 60,000 watchers stood in the drizzle cheering two mud- spattered water polo teams attempting to swim to victory. The final tie, though not so desirous as victory, gave Gish the last possible sensation. He had before seen victory and defeat but never a tie in an Army game. What happened to Gish or Bill or the 1000 others who stayed in New York that night is better left unrecorded except in the memories of the principal actors. Let it suflfice to say that every theatre, every night club, every hotel had its Naval delegation, and that all enjoyed life to its fullest. « Vn i fiVh» rft» « T w r rfftti rtffh i rthi iii iWtr i i gh «tw» ffT frfh»-i r Ptr " iiftii - i iV hi ■■ ' " — -■ ' = " =Trn i fffr ti ai i dr r - - ' -- " " - ■ ' ' - lS fc I t " r ff iffrta M H: " iXow is the time for all good men .... Whatever it was that happened to Gish was sad. The next morning found him monstrously happy and quite foohsh and the whole way back to Crabtown his only coherent talk between naps was much-muddled raving about the O. A. O. Gish was not only very much in love but very much engaged. That is always a sad and bad sign, one boding ill for future Academics and peaceful Academy home life. After the game, life settled to a sort of humdrum of anticipation for the ten days ' leave granted at Christmas. Broken only by hops, the period was one of intense hibernation. Joe spent this time dreaming of a cottage, just for two, or writing to his dream girl. The result was disaster. At the end of the month he found himself one of the pets of the Juice Department, perched on the Christmas Tree with a 2.43 for the term. Though he forthwith changed his opinions about the profs being good sports and treating the First Class with the respect due them, he was not even annoyed, and sallied forth for the ten days ' jubilation in a frame of mind ready for surcease from all his sorrows — and Love. Departures for leave are all much the same. First, there is the last hour recita- tion with its half-hearted simulation of interest by the anxious ones. Then there is the ragtime return followed by a mad rush to dress, pack, check out, do a hundred and one things at once and leave the Academy while doing them. At the gate, Moroccan beggars are put to shame by the black and white throng of hawkers. Gish and Door were the first ones out and the first ones to run the gauntlet. " Carry your suitcase, mister? " pleaded a small black urchin, one hand already on the handle. " Taxi for Washington or Baltimore, only three dollars a head! came from the possessor of a flivver in the last stages of decay. Joe relinquished his bag to the boy, intent on answering hails of " Good leave, " " Give ' em hell, boy " and things of like kidney, all expressing cameraderie and good spirits. Climbing aboard the special, Joe settled himself and belongings in a ship-shape manner and gave himself up to thoughts of home and Her. Here we will leave Joe and let him enjoy his leave and his troubles, for troubles he had. Those who have been in love know what little things may lead to a break. It was one of these that caused a sobbing -Charge D ' .-lfiaires ad interim " retum of the miuiaturc and the " I never mm m I [ ' ■ ■ 4■ ' " ' ' ov ' ii i - • r , y v. j jj - j fit - r nti -% ! — m m s. ■ ' UJi- HJLLI LUllI " ' UJJi wA II IPI M : J " Mr. Speakc-r, Mr. Spfaker " want to see you again. I think you are horrid " scenes that most men come to as their Rubicon sooner or hiter. Joe turned back and Rome was lost, seemingly forever. The result was that the return in the dark of the 2nd of January, though like all other returns, just as dismal to most, was more so to Joe. Spring wore on, but no sallies into town, for grad debts commenced to weigh heavily upon him. With all the canniness and thrift of a Scot he now squeezed the nickles, dimes, and quarters, vainly trying to balance the budget for graduation. Door called him Gishsteinberger and threatened to hang three golden balls over their transom. But Joe was having real troubles; at last he could understand the difficulties and per- plexities of the German Reparations Com- mittee. Special leave was granted the First Class oyer Washington ' s Birthday for the Class Supper. No class can vindicate its raison d ' etre without a class supper and the measure of vindication is the excellence of that affair. Twenty-Four vindicated its rights that night. First, the class fore- gathered at the theatre, making an outstanding patch of blue at which the actors bent their efforts and the audience their necks. Then by a motley taxi army they made their way to a more private and sumptuous meeting place: the ball room of the Southern. After that respite, the peaceful monotony of anticipation for Easter Leave set in. When at last it came, footloose and fancy free, Joe turned toward home, re- luctant because the quondam O. A. O. lived in the same town. Thoughts of other leaves intruded as familiar sights swept into view through the car windows. Perhaps Joe thought, he had been a little hasty after all. Gosh, he would call her up this very evening! Somehow it turned out she had made a mistake, though of course, being a man, he was to blame. She loved him, yes; they would be married in June. Whatever else happened this last midshipman leave was swallowed up in this momentous decision. The last mad whirl before graduation and the aisle of swords was short, too short. It ended on Der Tag! Four year ' s worries and cares were rewarded with sheep-skin and sword-knot; the door to the larger life was open. Taking on the pilot 413 jl ' - ' v tlYra rf?rn . li ' r Yf} — i rrfT r- V ..i rf ' h- T- - ■ 1 Wl i ■rfftt. « rriVn « Vi..rfli i. ■ ?S . frr iii.r i., .rf .. - j U 1 h) f- ' - - ftflfca - . S. . wi- - -.. «S ' --: . i - - .AiX, i « V ::- W:— ■» f 0» , ft - .. T -r-V .yV i ..» . -i Ow: — -. »i--- rlfrfra m W ' 4 i I T, iPF-i ■ - ' ' ' 1 tt v-i . r 1 jHHI ■■.-■- H L 1 M 1 ifln ■ L f i- r " - K ' ' V H H ■ ' • W H I J u yt „. ■ ■ Hr ' ■ ' P 3 Hi di i s 414 x GrVii m " p I j rS v h Ibeat DE ARMYl 19 ? M ■ 1 -M „ £ K I ' li t? - I- ' si REGIMENTAL STAFF Commander J. T. Hogg Sub-Commander S. G. Barchet Commissary and Quartermaster D. J. Martin Color Guard A. D. Barnes Adjutant and Signal ' Officer W. L. Richards Color Guard W. E. Cleaves Chief Petty Officer C. G. RUCKER First Battalion Staff Battalion Commander . E. W. Clexton Adjutant J. A. Baldwin Commissary W. W. Holler C. P. O. . ' J. R. Pahl Second Battalion Staff Battalion Commander .... A. J. Bolton Adjutant E. A. Cunningham Commissary H. W. Baldwin C. P. O D. Harris 1 :i V} . ' v ' , 1 V - - , k Third Battalion Staff Battalion Commander E. .A. Se.w Adjutant F. R. Furth Commissary A. T. Hunt C. P. O M. J. Tichenor Fourth Battalion Staff Battalion Commander . . . . M. A. Sawyer Adjutant L. K. Rice Commissary G. F. Howland C. P. O P. V. Mercer 416 S mm I p; ;?V ' Sby ' ii - J ' Uf -»! ' - -% » ' Sbt " Vltf - ' - ' - - w — " nw— cra»- Tt " iJ.ll ■J.i.U ■•J -1 ' m % THE LUCKY BAG The class can never learn to appreciate, as we of the staff do, what a colossal undertaking the Lucky Bag is. To try to express appreciation for services rendered is to hitch our wagon to a star indeed. ' et these pages would not be com- plete without some tribute to the many who have " given till it hurts " of their time and effort. We have read many pages of " Acknowledgments. " How hard it is to express gratitude for unstinting thought and planning and effort — such as was given the Lucky Bag b Mr. James, the designer, and engraver; Mr. DuBois, the printer; and Mr. Palmer, the binder! The class can never know their patience with us in our ignorance of their highly technical vocations. The Lucky Bag, after all, is not such a local publication. We hope that the class will appreciate the painting which heads the biography section. It is the work of Mr. B. F. Gribble, of London. All artists are very busy people. Those of national fame, such as those whose work we tried to secure, are particularly pressed for time. We wonder how we managed to persuade Lt.-Com. Reuterdahl, Mr. Thos. H. Webb, Mr. J. C. Leyen- decker. Miss Pearl L. Hill, and Mr. John Held, Jr., to do originals for us for such paltry sums as we could afford to pay them. Nor should we fail to mention the kindness of Miss Neysa McMein, The General Electric Company, Charles Scribner ' s Sons, and Harper and Brothers for permission to reproduce the paintings accredited to them. Photographs are the life of any annual. Mr. Bennett, of White Studio, is responsible for the quality of those we have used. He has given constructive criticism and unlimited cooperation, and has been extremely patient with us in our blundering. Lt.-Com. Foster, of the Navy Recruiting Bureau, voluntarily sent us the official Navy pictures of the 1923 cruise to Europe. The authorities have been most considerate in granting necessary privileges. Commander Shoe- maker has spent many hours censoring the copy and made many valuable suggestions. Lieutenant Keating, as Lucky Bag advisor, has been more than a mere councillor. So many hands are turned towards making the Lucky Bag that honor cannot be given to all; but the following have notably contributed towards preparing this year ' s book: Lieutenant Keating First Class Addoms, J. F. AuERBACH, E. H. Bachman, L. a. Bednar, a. Berthold, E. E. BouRKE, R. J., Jr. Bolton, A. J. Browning, L. L. Bunker, F. R. Calhoun, A. D. Callaway, C. H. Campbell, L. F. Campbell, R. L., Jr. Collins, H. L. Craig, M., Jr. Dahlgren, J. F. Deutermann, W. V. Doggett, B. L. Ellis, N. W. Elliott, A. B. Ericsson, H. M. Fletcher, F. M. Eraser, T. E. French, W. H. Gibbons, J. H., Jr. Goldthwaite, R. Grandfield, F. J. Griese, a. a. Hatcher, R. S. Hays, W. S. Hedding, T. J. Holler, W. W. Hopping, H. L. Howard, H. P. HUDNALL, J. H. N. Hunt, A. T. Jones, H. A. Kline, A. R. Longfellow, W. J. Meints, C. G. Moore, W. T. Perry, R. E. Richards, W. L. RUCKER, C. G. Sanford, J. R. Sayres, C. Scott, W. W. Shannon, J. T. Shively, J. C. Stout, R. F. Stuart, C. J. Sullivan, J. E. Swart, R. L. Thew, J. P. Tonkin, C. T. Wilkin, W. D. WlLKINS, C. W. Wood, C. C. WoODYARD, E. L. Second Class KiMZEY, R. P. Landers, W. N. Third Class BuscK, C. V. Campbell, G. W. Eddy, W. C. Heavilin, J. S. Lee, F. Morgan, P. S. Raugh, J. P. Taecker, C. H. Fourth Class Allen, H. C, Jr. BuTz, J. S. C. DiMON, J. T. Hummer, H. R., Jr KiNTZ, C. D. Lawrence, M. J. Loberg, H. J. SwEARINGEN, E. K. Van Doorn, W. Van Orden, G. O. ■ -hi. .rrftf,. rfhwiyi wf ' lf. a a-tffh rf . . rtft»« h. - rth - . Wlh. gft? " — ' rfh i . rfih. rti rt ' r., rt . - .rf .:.. ..= X- - -x II ■JL.m .-tt gj Lt ■Ji tJ ij ■ ggiJJ . ' ti ' H ' L. ' i. ' j. - i „[.u» . [j LM Ai nu tx » " ' - ■ iru ' j ' i i LW ■u-ij.i 1 1 - - - r i i i i 1 I m. m i P W I i i |1 ' — Hfc rfVhfcfaiiYh rti - - ■csi ■a rhii n tf m hMeMh S ' iTTSi i iriTti itmi " ' rfftt " - rr -. rtr trm m ,i i m irmtr ttlVtm mt m rmti i T m iru , trnt i T u- i ' - l i rrlVr m m Masqueraders President A. G. McFadden, ' 24 Director R. P. KiMSEY, ' 25 Business Manager H. R. Robinson, ' 2-t Stage Manager W. B. Bailey, ' 24 S flg Carpenter W. W. Weeden, ' 24 Chief Electrician C. G. RucKER, ' 24 Properties B. T. Zelenka, ' 24 Coaches Mr. R. S. Pease Mrs. W. D. Brereton Representative Lt. a. S. Wotherspoon CAST Mr. James King . . . D. D. Wight, ' 24 Miss Eva King . . . J. F. Hines, Jr., ' 27 Mrs. Clinton Dewitt . P. F.L. Weaver, ' 24 Clinton Dewitt . . . S. B. Biddle, Jr., ' 27 Dr. Delameter . . . A. H. Oswald, ' 24 Lord Andy E. Watts, ' 24 Uncle Horace .... J.M. B.R.Armstrong, ' 26 Corinthia D. A. Peterson, ' 25 Prompter D. R. Downer, ' 27 ' ■iyr- - My— ' i _i - ' -HJ - s iJ»;5 y-_s - ' M r ; ' 4y _ i iy ' - i » _jn nig mpg ir=r7 — ' — • Hif - ' W _vj. i L- - ■ ro ' — i.i i » . i v.L.j 1 I ADAM AND EVA ■ {J Three Act Comedy) " No! what you all need is a little quiet, uninterrupted thinking, " shouts Mr. King. " Bang! Bang! " resound the hammers of the stage gang, while under the careful touch of the Juice gang the footlights flicker feebly, dim slowly, and then resignedly go out. " I must interrupt here: everyone must watch his lines more closely; the play, as a whole, has gone very badly this afternoon, " comes from the power behind the throne of the Masquerader organi- zation — Mr. Pease. " Come, now, you must do better, " adds Mrs. Brereton, our " fortiter in re, suaviter in modo. " " McFadden, tell the gang I managed a blood chow for tomorrow night, " rings in Lt. Wother- spoon, another power, but one whose work lies behmd the thrones of others. Thus it goes, day in and day out, for the weary students of the drama and possessors of histrionic ability. It is an organization that works three months to please its friends for three hours. But the rewards are many, and the appreciation and cooperation of the friends of the Masqueraders easily doubles them. " Adam and Eva, " a comedy in three acts, was the decision this year: a play so suited to our needs here that it seemed especially written for our efforts. The plot is strong with a laugh in every scene. Mr. James King, a rich, headstrong father, demands an immediate retrenchment in family expenses; and in general reads the letter of the law to his little family circle. He goes so far as to threaten to make them earn their own spending money by raising chickens. The family rebels against such a procedure, and plots with Dr. Delameter, the family physician, to periuade King that he is in a dangerous condition, and should take a rest in South America. But " Uncle Horace, " wise old observer that he is, " spills the b eans. " The irate King appeals to Adam, his business manager. As a result, Adam, a thorough disciple of the teaching, " There ' s no place like 423 i m $ I I i m D«sg ' ' ' yr m -Jrltrn ifYy i f i iS» ' irtYh- - " --• • ' . T i rA | - V i - - S? " irifn rrfhri irtynniiiffri — itttr i H s M AC nk tfQ H S tafiiSi m home, " assumes the place of head of the Kmg family dur- ing the absence of the father in South America on business. In the days that ensue, Adam ' s day dreams of home life are shattered beyond rec- ognition. Julie, the elder daughter, and her irresponsible husband, Clinnie De Witt, seem to have no limit to their capacity to throw away money ; their extravagance drivmg him to distraction. To comphcate matters, Eva, the younger daughter, allows Adam to fall deeply in love with her; whereupon she becomes engaged to Lord Andy Gordon, an English noble- man. Adam, exasperated, steals the jewelry of the family, and also informs them that King is ruined, in an effort to keep within the funds allowed him. In the supposed crisis. Lord Andy decides to be a real American and go to work; Clinnie takes to selling " snappy " clothes; Uncle Horace at- tempts the insurance line; while Aunt Abbey, braver than the rest, ventures out upon the sea of matrimony. The two daughters remem- ber King ' s plans for them, and take up chicken and bee raising on the King farm. But of course the ending must be happy. King returns and discovers the condition of affairs. When he absolves Adam from guilt, Lord Andy abdicates in his favor; the hero wins the fair heroine — and down goes the curtain. It would be hard to pick an outstanding member of the cast, for the parts called for such a diversity of talent that a comparison is hardly possible. The parts were all well played, " Buck " Weaver in particular turning out to be one of the most attractive girls we have had on a Masquerader stage in many a day. Enough credit cannot be given to those silent workers behind the scenes, without whose unceasing efforts such a production would be impos- sible. The Stage, Juice and Property gangs never receive credit in proportion to the amount of work they do. The plan- ning and executing of the scenes, the quick change — no small job. The lighting effects require, and receive, much time and thought. The Broadway sign is no mean accomplishment in itself. The changes of costume and the rest of the work of the Property gang makes their job no sinecure. They all deserve fully as much credit as the cast. So passed the Masqueraders of 1923- 1924. Their efforts were great and their reward was naught save appreciation, but their works will live long in the memory of those they sought to entertain. 424 I Sct-ne — Auditorium at Rehearsal. P Place — Here. H Enter Mr. Pease, sits, looks at watch, and waits. 1 Enter " Buck " Weaver— " Oh, hello, K t L ' i ' - Pease. Do you mind if I play the V H Mr. Pease (resignedly) — " Oh, no; play ■ H Enter Mrs. Brereton — " Why, hello, H I ' m early. What was that you were play- V ing, Julie. ' " H Buck — " Why, ' er " H Mrs. B. — " Do play it over, it ' s so H peculiar. " (Death rattle from Mr. Pease.) . 1 Enter cast by driblets. Mr. Pease — If every one ' s here, we ' ll Bailey — " Could I have the stage awhile? I ' d like to " Mr. Pease — " Oh, yes. " Mrs. B. — " Eva, take this and try iton like a good child. " Re-enter Eva in dress. Eva — " Gosh, I ' m cold — this thing don ' t fit. " Mrs. B. — " I know it doesn ' t, but we can pin it. How does that look, Mr. Pease. ' " Mr. Pease — " All right to me. Let ' s start. " They start. Horace disappears. King — " This IS awful. " Sock! Bailey drops a hammer from the flies. Bailey — " Watch it! " King — " Come down here and say that. " Delamater — " Be calm, Mr. King, abso- lutely calm. " Zam! A pin-tipped dart flies in and buries itself in Eva ' s leg. Eva — " Great God! What ' s that? " (to fleeing Navy junior). " Hey, you! Keep outa here. " Mr. Pease — " Louder, I can ' t hear you. " Lights go out. Rucker — " Sorry, folks, I ' ll have this fi. ed in a minute. " Fifteen minutes pass. Kimsey and McFadden enter. Kimsey — " Yes, Walter ' s got the movie people to come down. " Rehearsal dies till everybody gets the dope. Eva — " Come on, gang, le ' s go. " Mr. Pease — " Time to stop now. Tomorrow afternoon same time, and let ' s try and have our lines better. " Enter leading man — " Hello, everybody. Not waiting for me I hope. " Yes, that ' s why Cain killed Abel. mi . . ' Stage Gang 42S mi ' - ... ■ -. ■ : : : : : : : : : : : : : i : : - S ' - " 1 « Glee Club SH ■■• MUSICAL CLUBS In spite of many handicaps due to graduation, the Combined Musical Clubs were organized in the early fall with the aim of surpassing the performance of 1923. The benefit ot this early organiz- ation was demonstrated in the 1924 production, which was indeed fully as successful as the preced- ing shows. After the Overture by Messmer and his gang, the Glee Club opened the evening with the customary Navy Blue and Gold, written by Schenck, the Director of the Clubs; which was followed by three excellent Choral numbers, including " Roadways, " " Friends of Yesterday, " and " A Little Close Harmony. " The Glee Club showed the results of " Hank " Manin ' s tireless zeal in moulding it into shape throughout the long winter evenmgs. The Glee Club then featured in one of the most ambitious acts, musically, that has ever been produced in the Academy. The main theme of this small opera was taken from Alexander Von Fielitx ' s song cycle " Eliland. " The lead was sung by Schenck, sup- ported by Gannon as the Abbot of the Monastery. The scene was laid in the Monastery of Chiemsee, Germany. It opened with the closing bars of the " Pilgrim ' s Chorus " by the choir of the Monastery — the Glee Club. Paul, a monk of the brother- hood, then sang about the coming of Irmingard into the Convent of Chiemsee, and his subsequent infatuation for her. Although unable to speak to her, Paul has written beautiful songs to Irmingard; and in them he expresses his great passion. The Abbot hears of it and denounces Paul — sentencing him to a future of penance; depriving him of his music; denying him the right to mention Irmin- gard ' s name; and forbidding him to ever sing again. In a most dramatic and heart-rending song Paul renounces his love for Irmingard and enters the monastery as the Monks sing the Rosary. W- m m i ■ ' oM M gtjg g ' iwrr ' ' u g ' f: ? ' S w- r=? i t - f l f , g ' IE , V: ' ' - ; | V V ' fSif ' V r; I Mandolin Club Following the Monastery Scene, Kircen and Beecher diverted the audience from the dramatic pathos of what preceded by singing some rather clever parodies. Beecher was the author of the songs, while Kirten, with his character ability, " put them across. " The Mandolin Club immediately proceeded to prove that the audience was wrong in assuming that their act would be the usual humdrum affair by putting on a most effective and beautiful act. The scene was laid in the Sunny South. As the curtain rose, the Mandolin Club — garbed as Planta- tion Negroes, were strumming familiar Southern Melodies. The setting was cleverly detailed, even to the old river boat on the Mississippi. Following the first selection. Cooper and Co gave an excel- lent demonstration of " Banjo Pickin ' " while the Mandolin Club supplemented them by playing Wagner ' s " Barcarolle " from the " Tales of Hoffman. " The Academy quartette composed of Verge, Hale, Gannon, and Olsen, rendered " Kentucky Babe " in true old Plantation style. In an entre act which followed, Schenck, accompanied by Klackring, gave a most professional rendition of sev- eral excellent solos. The biggest surprise of the evening was strategically placed at the end so that everyone would leave with a feeling that the show not only had Classical Music in all its forms, but that it would also hand over a punch. The Jazz Band surely did that. " Weels " Kent as Mephistopheles was indeed a perfect devil with his saxophone, while the Queen ' s own proved their right to make records for the Victrola. Although the Jazz Band has always been a favorite here, Kent has made their playing so far above what it was that Paul Whiteman must needs look to his laurels. The opening of " Dances Inferno, " as the act was called, was indeed a startling effect, and from that moment until the finale by the Combined Clubs the house was given a rare assortment of surprises. The playing of the Jazz Band surpassed our fondest dreams, and the way they combined Classical music with the latest tunes was ingenious. They are to be congratulated on being undoubtedly the finest college players in the country. Archie Randolph, Charlie Oexle, and Jack Williams proved that the Academy can produce anything, even bootleggers, cake-eaters, and flappers. The finale was novel, as was the entire act, and all left Mahan Hall with the satisfied feeling of having spent a most enjoyable even- ing seeing and hearing the most varied and original program of Academy History — as well as the best the Midshipmen could offer in all branches of Harmony. itjg: - ... r ' ■: Walsh, Saxophone Owens, Saxophone Dyer, Trombone JAZZ BAND Gordon Kent, Leader. Saxophone Naquin, Cornet Ray, Bass Phelps, Piano Glick, Banjo Carney, Banjo Yeomans, Drums Ten Red Hot Twisters of Terpsichorean Tunes are these collegiate looking lads in the above tin type — straining at the leash, waiting for the nod that sets them off into wild syncopa- tions of immoral melody. They are the Naval Academy Jazz Band, the boys whose rare official appearances are hailed with delight; whose distinguished performances give bliss to the ear, warmth to the heart, and light to the soul; and whose interpretation of all that is gay, glad and giddy make it impossible to be stale, stuck-in-the-mud, or inclined to take life too seriously. Known to all the Academy for their part in the Gymkhanas and the Musical Club Shows, and responsible by their sotto-voce perform- ances in the Auditorium and at the Light House, for many a perfect week end, the Jazz Band has become indispensible to us. It is now one of those great institutions like Tecum- seh and the yard arm bucket. And speaking of buckets, a short sketch of their cruise activities reveals many a brilliant spot in the colorful dashes from port to port and back to jail again. Do you remember that torrid hop at the D ' Angleterre in Copenhagen .? Why, the boys got so hot that the Danish nobility rushed back to put on their heaviest medals to keep them from soaring through the roof. With reputation established, our musical ath- aletes cut a wide swathe in the " Paris of Northern Europe, " and the departure for other worlds to conquer came all too soon. However, their opportunity to limber up the Scotch came when we dropped the hook at Greenock. Hot Scotch is right ! After a hectic interval on the Clyde, these demons of dance and dirge made their debut in quaint old-fashioned Lisbon. Out for blood, they invaded Maxim ' s Club one warm evening. Suffice it to say that before many rounds the native interpreters of the Maxixe and Argen- tina were shocking the staid dowagers by those " jungle dances " such as only the U.S.N. A. Ten could inspire. In gathering material for the account of this Old Home Night, the Lucky Bag Staff has been confronted by the obstacle that the memories of these ten righteous youths has somehow failed them. Therefore, from lack of available data, we are compelled to end these reminiscences, and are appeased only by the hope that the Jazz Band will continue to flourish through years of success in the greatest and newest American Art. I 428 H. C. Drexler . Manager F. ' J. Billing, Assistant Manager F R. Furth Business Manager B. D. Kelley Assistant Business Manager Freels Sawyer Allen Rucker Hicks Ruhsenberger Calvert Farrell Quale Duke Sentman Bolton Dyer KiSSAM Lankford Walker Powell GYMKIUUU»» so THAT IT WILL MAKE GOOD SENSE PEANUTS POPCORN PRIZES PYROTECHNICS Belwee n fricDdi, Ihougb, iher iin ' t anytbing mUiing. If. .U th« re. from Sup« to Nuti.and.Bi for making lenie, well, who ID Crab- tov n wantj to be icniible on the bisge«l ntshi of (be ye r— the nigbl | of (he only and original U. S. N. A. Circua—now in iti 50th ttlCCtM- rui • " " " ■- ■nd BIGGER. BETTER uid GRANDER than ever before! 1 D. O. ' S. P. O. ' S. 4 O. ' S. ZEROS MYSTIC MAZE MYSTIFYING MILUONS -PARIS and BOSTON by NIGHT GYMNASTIC GYRATIONS GLEANING GASPS Fearlew FeaU by Fort; Per Cent MAMMOTH MESS HALL MAELSTROM ABSOLUTELY APPEARING AS ADVERTISED = U.S.N.ATEN = Teasing Trumpeters Twist Typical TerpsichoreanTunes from Tantalizing Trombones HEROD ' S COURT Da ins Done Defying D Dancing Dervikhe ONE NIGHT ONLY 9 FEBRUARY " PEEKINN " Chinese Cabaret Casting C re to Canada !!!SOMETHlNG NEW!!! Clever Clowns Creating Comic Capers ADMISSION, - 25c INMATES FREE POSITIVELY THE ONLY 3-RING CIRCUS PLAYING THIS CITY THIS SEASON 429 ' .r y ' i Tjfflnr-irfeiS-arthfc ■ iUPj ny : A k b£i Qu a arififci agJB i glr yd ' :, r- ' Skivi ' ii- and Ins ligyplidii Dtitie BLARE of horns; a craning of necks; closer crowding of those not fortunate enough to procure regular seats; laughter swelling from a murmur to a roar; and the Gymkhana of 1924 was underway. The circus opened with a parade, as have all worth- while circuses since the days when hungry lions playfully chased unwilling Christians about the Coliseum for the delectation ot an enthusiastic, garlic-eating audience and a slightly bored Emperor. Then followed sten- torian announcements trom leather lungs; racy music from a regular rapid-fire circus band; and suddenly out swoop a flock of zebra-striped creatures, who miraculously transform the Gym floor into sawdust rings. And then things began to happen with lightning-like rapidity. Out dashed a troupe of tumblers and acrobats, turning hand- springs, flips, and twisters in a kaledioscope of blue and gold. High they flew on the rings; round and round swung the slim figures on ' the bar, till the air seemed full of swirling, twisting, blue-clad bodies. But it was not for long: a few high-piled pyramids, then a crash — and away dashed the acrobats to give place to other entertainment. And other entertainment there was in abundance. The Gymkhana is an op- portu- nityfor the forty per cent to fill with their fearless and fool- ish feats one big occasion, which is inexpensive for oflicers. Crabs, and drags, and absolutely free for inmates of the institution. It is a time to cast care aside, and enjoy with the happy urchin of the Crabtown streets the reckless capers of the clowns. By that standard can we measure the Gymkhana: by its success in carrying us back to the days when we followed the circus parade over half the town, and carried water tor the elephants. From the time that the Supe entered his box and shook hands with himself, while the blaring horns previously mentioned announced the start of the parade, until the program ended with the Mess Hall Maelstrom, there ensued a rapid succession of versatile acts and thrills. " Herod ' s Court " supplied the atmosphere of the Orient, t " " t ' - -r ' ' •■ and outdid the dances of King Tut ' s harem. The Jazz ■ Band took the place by storm with mere tastes of the The Sampan Fullws musical delicacies that they afterward vended wholesale RiNGM.ASTER L. NKFORD 430 ■ p--j ■ i rH " -- ' S! ' -Si " --Vb " ' V ' ■ -■o " M — Hn " -ouj 4 W at the first class liop. The Eighth Division — " Connolly ' s Own " — gave the outsiders an amusing view of midshipman life as It is on occasion. hile the main acts were under way, there were many other dis- tractions. Tight rope walking that would have made Fay Martin gasp with envy; a strong arm act in which the usual order of things was a bit reversed; fearless clambering high overhead; and many other sidelights, presented an everchang- ing view. Though the show and circus had to come to an end sometime, there was still more excitement In store. Those who had .Asiatic aspirations were given an exceptional oppor- tunity to delve into the beauties and mysteries of the Orient. The Fencmg Loft, scene of many a bloody combat, was metamor- phosed, and within Its walls was reincarnated the spirit of the King- dom ot the Rising Sun. .A cabaret M,jj Uall Mai-ijtrom J ' X " ' lf l°Jl]° ;° ' ' ' ' " ' " eerie music for the resuscitation Two hops, one in the Rigging Loft and one in the Gymnasium proper, next divided the attention of the crowd. The Jazz Band proved a stellar attraction and was showered with praise and applause, so much so that their periods of rest were few and scattered. Ax. both hops, on every side, the side-shows and concessions held forth with carnival din, where raucous voiced barkers Inveigled a gullible public aside and deftly sep- arated them from the hard-earned " monthly Insult. " " No blanks, gentlemen! Step right up and get a paddle! " " Only two more left! It ' s your last chance, the golden opportunity! " " Round and round and round she goes, .And where she stops nobody knows! " " Rate your drag! Rate your drag! Is she homely — yourO. .A. O. — Is she home- ly? Not even your best friends will tell you! But the little numbers never fail. Rate your drag!!! " Financially, this year ' s performance totally eclipsed all previous efforts. .After cleaning up all expenses and presenting the Navy Relief with a check for one hun- i_ dred dollars, the committee turned over to the Lucky Bag some fifteen hundred dollars In the coin of the realm. The Bag Is truly a " Lucky " Bag this year. Thus in every way was the performance a huge success. You could no more find anvthing lacking than you could find the missing letter in " Gymk-hana " to make it have good sense. For It was all there from " Supe to Nuts " as advertised; and as tor making sense — who would want to be sensible on the biggest night of the vear? i rtffw ri ' Bwi Limburg and Onion ..D. O ' s 431 -■■ £w(Tt i rtYrT. rfh, r — ( ' rs— rt1 »-rt i rffriT--- ' - - - i - o ' ' .=- ' - ' ' ::.o, i$ .i CHRISTMAS CARD KissAM, G. D. Che SlEGRIST, P. VV. Del ' termann, VV. V. Calvert, A. P. Members: ' 24 Bond, C. A. ' 24 Billing, F. C. ' 24 Eddy, W. C. ' 25 ' 25 ' 26 The Regimental Christmas Greetings are sent out in such form that they remain an attractive souvenir indefinitely. There is a pronounced Christmas Spirit throughout the Navy, and the folders sent out by the Regiment are distinctly naval in their design. Some 24,000 folders were sent this year. They reached ships, stations, and homes throughout the world; acknowledgements included a cablegram from King Christian of Denmark. The 1923-1924 folder was in four-page form, which contained two large paintings. The first represented Bancroft Hall during Yuietide twilight, while the second illustrated Christmas on the high seas in " North Sea " weather. The second picture was designed by Mr. Reuterdahl, an officer in charge of the camouflaging of naval vessels during the war. He has painted a number of p ictures for the Navy Department depict- ing heroic instances and fleet manoeuvers, some of which have been released in Sunday editions of prominent papers. Many months were consumed in designing and re-designing, planning alterations, and choosing stock. The best indication that the work of the Committee this year was a success is that there has been no criticism of the finished folder in the Regiment. The sea-going illustration used in the folder this year is reproduced on the opposite page. 4. 2 i» Q.WT ' ' kjy» »mjp «J4 uijyj s ' " nu- »ij L ti.ijy . y - mffl, jmj. i i; ■« 4jvu» — «jt:- : - - m CHOIR The Choir, among its other claims to distinction, is our oldest existing organization. It was founded with the Academy, and has, we believe, steadily improved since the days when a few mus- ically inclined " reefers " banded together to assist the harassed chaplain in promoting the spiritual welfare of the infant Naval School. In recent years this improvement has been most marked. The Choir has been enlarged, more ambitious programs have been undertaken, and excellent solo num- bers have been arranged. When Schenck or Gannon begin tossing the liquid notes melodiously about the Chapel, a marked and renewed interest is immediately noticeable among the fair members of the congregation. The past year a special effort was made to produce an organization that would establish a reputa- tion far beyond that of any other college choir. All those who had been in the old church choir back home, or who had struck a weird minor note around the barber shop stove on Saturday nights, were urged to come out and show what they could do. As a result sufficient quantity was forthcoming to insure a high degree of quality after the weeding-out pro- cess had eliminated those who merely thought that the Choir would be an excellent substitute for drill on Saturday mornings. Since better and more difficult selections have been attempted under the direction of Mr. Crosley, efforts have been made to secure a trip for the Choir to give programs in nearby cities, but to date such a deviation from the schedule has not materialized. However, it is a possible development and extension of Academy activities in the future. Soloists : C. A. Schenck, ' 24 T. R. Gannon, ' 26 Mr. J, W. Crosley Choirmaster Srf .J UUJ - r, -r».r.i — fff _ rt n_mT. . rrwr-r.Trrn - rft r fr» rfW . .- - Tf l ' " ll frflTn , }fh , -- ' 0 -rt .--.rf?V - ' K j . fS , t ■rt4 -r - ' - - ' • - - CK. Awi 1 -H -f i - 1 1-iH . tfitefc, THE TRIDENT Armor, H. - President Dahlgren , J F. - Vice-President Cochran, W. P., Jr., Secretary Caples, J. R. Treasurer HoWLAND, G. F. Pefley, a. R. Martin, D. J. Eller, E. M. Wood, C. C. McAuliffe, C. L Harrison, H. H. Sledge, A. Hyatt, J. K. Landers, W. N. Kelly, S. G. Wagner, H. Dascome, E. B. The Trident, a Literary Society of the United States Naval Academy, is a new organization. Our purpose is the production, encouragement, and collection of Naval writing. We believe that we can best accomplish this purpose by banding together those men who show promise in the Naval Academy of being future writers. We believe that stories and poems about the Navy written by Naval Officers can win their way to the hands and hearts of our brother officers. We believe that many Naval Officers can be encouraged to find a pleasure in writing of their experi- ences. We believe that a Naval Literature can be built up, find a place in the current reading of the Nation, and bring about a better understanding of the Navy. This is a high aim. It is a difficult mission. We need help. Those who know of the Trident are helping us. Those who are just learning can help a great deal. " Ex Scientia Tridens. " 9 ' ' 9 9 • " ♦ • • 1 i r - 1 y m m i i I m m I - 4fti Ti ' mrirTlfl-i " ' ' r - :aiOh:=- ansKnu Mi M I ' " - — ' " TTilfc - ■■ ' T Tm r- " - T-T-i -rTTV. -- ■- ' -t- " ■ ' Tra aiTn mrn» urT T 4 7S NAVAL ACADEMY CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION President Johnson, L. W. rice-President Walker, D. S. Corresponding Secretary Taylor, E. B. Recording Secretary Murphy, J. W. BOARD OF DIRECTORS Treasurer Bradbury, W. M. Cochran, W. P. Armor, H. Opie, J. N., 3rd. Eddy, W. C. Messmer, W. L. Little, W. A. Shapley, a. The Academy, due to its concentrated character, has Hterally become a little universe within itself, the outside world forming another greater one. There are several avenues of contact between the two, probably the strongest being on the religious side. A large share of this contact is made through the Christian Association. In its weekly meetings, the aim of the Association has been to keep in the mind of the regiment the relation between devotion to God and devotion to service, consequently devotion to " The Service " . To thus encourage a love for the service and what it repre- sents, to promote kmdly relations and clean livmg, and to continue our home training, the Associa- tion exists. The speakers are selected from a list of prominent personages, the selections varying considerably. An attempt is made to procure men who may unconsciously be taken as an example of the clean, honest, every-day man who has made good, and lives happily serving his fellowman. - Ttrh I ' lftii ITTii ilTr Mrnr ' ' - r1iTTr—ilT i iprttht Itfrl - - arfhn ■llhh iifMlfc amiiMinhi ilTlii ffhii jT ' irf ' i ttnii Mllrti ■ .riwifi wiMi IYttit ■ ■i rfi i— ■ - if ' ifnr-nm ' u " m r o -i. k i ? m i RECEPTION COMMITTEE Three years ago there was in existence no systematic method of receiving and attending to the entertainment of visiting athletic teams. The assistant managers and a few drafted volunteers took upon themselves the work of taking care of the members of teams which engaged us in the various fields of sport; making arrangements as to their rooms, showing them around the Yard, and looking after them in general to see that time did not hang too heavily on their hands. But the desire to extend further courtesies to our athletic rivals began to make itself manifest. The regiment wanted them to enjoy their stay; feel that they were really welcome in the Yard and at the hops; and leave with pleasant memories, and a good word for the Academy. The result was a separate and officially recognized organization, formed for this purpose alone. The Reception Committee, once inaugurated, has met with success, and it has, we hope, gone far to increase friendship and goodwill between us and those colleges with whom we have athletic relations. Chariman H. R. LAM BERTH Members E. W. Abdill J. L. Allen A. W. AXTELL H. B. Collins E. B. Dascomb H. C. DOAN C. L. FiKE F. C. Billings F. D. OwERS FIRST CLASS W. C. France H. W. Goodall T. R. Griffith H. H. Harrison E. W. Irish S. G. Kelly H. G. Kent SECOND CLASS R. E. Sentman E. R. Swinburne A. T. Krook J. S. Laidlaw S. E, Latimer F. C. Layne C. C. McDonald H. E. Richter A. B. Vosseller R. H. Turner 437 Lots of class and plenty of supper, and say — that ain ' t all — for to mention this stupendous affair without including the theatre or alluding to the entertainers would be like leaving the appetizer and dessert off of a dinner menu. Special leave was granted the first class in order that they might do justice to their one and only class function, and they certainly kept their promises along that line. After enjoying a fine bill at the Maryland, which contained many little surprises, including " My mother, " the gang proceeded via taxi service £ i(,w to the Southern, where " Bosun Charles Schenck ordered all hands to the hurricane deck. " There was plenty of hurricane but very little foam in evidence. " La Chow " soon got under way — and it certainly was all Jack Dalton cracked it up to be. Hun- gry wolves encountering an unguarded flock of sheep on the desolate steppes of Russia would have looked tame to that august gathering of hungry hounds. Well, that ' s that — but that still ain ' t all — why, that ' s not even half of it. As soon as the gang had downed enough black Java to insure them against sleep for a few more hours, the fire works began. Some real snappy entertainment was provided — which put the local talent, staged earlier in the evening, very much in the background. One of the local boys made good again (domestic and foreign press, including the Scandinavian, please copy) when the fugitive from the Sultan ' s harem called on our Rosie to contribute just enough Turkish to make her dance the " crowning cry of a heart ' s despair. " The m anagement figured that the party was such hot stuff that blankets were unnecessary, so we climbed in between two sheets about three-thirty and had a caulking good time until the late hours of the mornmg. Too much credit and too many thanks cannot be given to Charlie Schenck in particular and the committee in general. They put it over in true Navy style and made the Twenty-Four Class Supper the thrill that comes but once in a lifetime. Mathews, B. O. Engeman, J. T. Bolton, A. J. Schenck, C. A., Jr., Chairman Members Wood, C. C. Seay, E. a. Wilkin, W. D. Cochran, W. P. Armor, H. 438 ! J- Uy " MJi i— Hi " ' ! ■ ' l.v Jl ' ' f J ' r - yj " ft.y ' r ' MJi : ' _-_ -.N.iJ J? jtf • li • ij - v " uj - i jj wi ' uf — " u j p _ j ; i j _ ; Swrty i Tt V» " " ' 1 T " rrlS " " " rff ■ - S l " V - .tS. - - . W. - ■0» li — . »iw-— , | f |- •■ • • ■ 4- • CLASS RING COMMITTEE KissAM, G. D. NoYEs, V. p. Mills, M. A. Mathews, B. O. McKee, I. C. Barchet, S. G. Chairman Laidlaw, J. S. Pottle, J. H. Lamberth, H.R. Spencer, R. Bell, F. J. Johnson, L. W. a I CLASS CREST COMMITTEE KissAM, G. D., Chairman McKee, I. C. Barchet, S. G. LiNDSEY, G. M. Hyatt, J. K. Wright, J. B. m COMPANY REPRESENTATIVES Here we have the budding politicians who handle the questions arising within the ranks of the various classes and any little unofficial matters that may come up between the classes themselves. An advisory body they are, with no authority whatever, but they weigh class matters as deliberately as any parliament that ever assembled to decide the fate of nations. They are the only semblance of a political organization that we may boast. Any matters that are handled by any class as a whole are generally executed by this channel. " Now there will be a meeting of company representatives immediately after chow, " is shouted about the corridors; and immediately speculation begins as to the cause, for it is a certainty that something of an unusual nature is afoot. It may be plans for a hop or entertainment, or again some hapless one may have trespassed on sacred rights; but whatever it be, action is about to be taken. As an organization they have no official authority, but their honor is great that they have been selected by their classmates to act as their representatives. FIRST CLASS Mathews, B. O President Johnson, L. W Secretary Brown, W. D. Laidlaw, J. S. Dalton, L. A. Cullen, C. E. Ericsson, W. M. Cunningh. m, E. A. Vosseller, A. B. Berthold, E. E. SECOND CLASS Timberlake, F. S President Charlson, J. a Secretary CoMPTON, p. H. Benson, W. L. Marshall, W. Stryker, J. W. King, S. H. Taylor, E. B. Mason, R. Landers, W. N. Hurt, D. A. Kirten, W. B. Kelley, B. D. Hart, J. N. Ransom, R. R. Nickerson, R. B. Madsen, H. V. Warder, F. B. THIRD CLASS Flippin, R. N President Eddy, W. C Secretary Grant, E. C. Albertson, D. G. Craig, K. Lee, Fitzhugh, 2nd. Stanford, A. G. Ragsdale, E. M. Webster, H. P. Shapley, A. 440 i r SV ' __ ' si ' ' - ' f - ' v.i " iv ' . •■ vi r - w ' «j.iM ' mt ' ,— «tw sai iTfh tr - - " " ' REEF POINTS i E. A. Cunningham Editor I. T. Duke Assistant Editor ASSOCIATE EDITORS Caples, J. R., ' 24 howland, g. p., ' 24 Napier, T. D., ' 24 Armor, H., ' 24 Harlow, J. B., ' 25 O ' Keefe, G. F., ' 25 GiLMORE, H. W., ' 26 Frederick, T. R., ' 26 W. N. Mansfield Manager The Reef Points for ' 23- ' 24 was so far in advance of the handbook heretofore piibHshed that " distinctive " is the only description which is readily applicable. This little volume, published an- nually, is the handbook of the regiment. Its utility is remarkable. " When in doubt, consult the Reef Points " , is an Academy maxim. In addition to the usual space alloted to personal and Academic notes, an attempt was made this year to promote a more extensive " esprit de corps " . A brief histor- ical sketch was included, in addition to letters of encouragement and appreciation of the Academy by some of its well-known graduates. An added interest was shown this year by the fleet and by the " powers that be " , for the booklet has been placed on every ship in the Service, as well as circulated among the instructors at Annapolis. The results have shown that the labors of Cunningham and his staff have not been useless, and that the Reef Points is now on a level with other Academy activities. 441 ii U Ll iUJ.) LL _«U liJ ' - ' UU j - r v i - -uv ' - r - - ' -- ' - AUlJi!i»IJ _ - ' M EX SCIENTIA TRIDENS o -o -30 f [• I THE NINETEEN TWENTY FOUR UNLUCKY BAG THE MANUAL OF THE REGIMENT OF MIDSHIPMEN CRABTOWN-ON-THE-BAY BENIGHTED SLAVES OF NAUTICAL ACADEMICS m» m 2: ' ,1 i m m iii m m hii N the pages about us we see the praises of those men who stand out from the Class as a whole, the records of those individuals who rise above the Average Midshipman. In the heart of the Class is a peculiar and whole-souled love for the Average Midshipman. He is indispensable to those who rise above him, for without him they, too, would be covmionplace in their attainments . In the heart of the Lucky Bag is the Urducky Bag. Here we have set forth a few of the amusing interludes which defy routine and tridy complete our liberal education. The Unlucky Bag is lovingly dedicated to Joseph Gish, the Average Midshipman. It is Joe Gish who forms the Extra Duty Squad. Without an Extra Duty Squad there would be no restraining influence upon our behavior. It is he who sadly wends his week-end way, hammock on shoulder, to the Prison Ship. Without this same Ship Squad we should have no horrors with which to threaten our too audacious Joe Gishes. It is Joe Gish who composes the second-string teams. It is Joe Gish who snake dances, Joe Gish who writes the Log, Joe Gish who buys the Lucky Bag, Joe Gish who does the thousand and one things that keep the Regiment a Regiment. It is Joe Gish who leaves a sample of his trousers upon the wall in transit. It is Joe Gish who decorates the conduct report, zvho hits the trees, and who daily violates the regulations. But it is Joe Gish who will be your shipmate, who will spot your shots, or stand your watch in a pinch. It is Joe Gish whose entire division ships over for him. So here ' s to Joe Gish, and to the dire fate zvhich awaits his com- plete exposure — 7nay they never meet! FITZ UK -26 444 -iy - ' ,ii - " " -:,t - -I ' V ■ tli ' - " m - ' . - HV mL -ij ' -jj y ' ■Vy -;- -K Mjjip viy ' iy -_ " ! ' " ' i W ' I m — - ' ' - . .,ag »i.,.. tfg ai - «ov . -. Sw „p w fe ;; ■ i i Kn Trm mtiffn ■ i i ■ m m - A 4 A ... 445 • «o i IVANSKI VANSKI SKVAAR Dewey, Culebr. FOUR long years ago " Skivvie " shook the alkali dust from his calloused feet and em- barked tor Crabtown. From the great open spaces, where a man ' s a man, our valiant hero came to be a pampered pet of Uncle Sam. Reddest of Red Myques, no hop was ever graced by his presence. Maidens viewed him from afar and sighed. But through it all, " Skivvie " remained faithful to thelittle girl back home. Every night he wrote his letter of cheer to her who trusted her simple little heart to him. Friend of classmate and plebe alike, " Skivvie " would give the shirt otf his back for a friend in need. He is a diamond in the rough. Behind that rough exterior is a heart of pure gold seekinp after the finer things of life. Lucky will be the ship which can call him its. o o o 0 " O o ABDULLAH BULBUL AMIR Los Animos, Colorado A CHEERY whistle is heard in the corridor, the door has a convulsion and in blows " Bozo " , the Pal and Classmate De Lu. e. His balmy smile never leaves his manly countenance. But why continue? Who cannot see all that simple bigness of soul in the lifelike likeness above? " Bozo " is the snake par excellence. A trail of broken hearts traces " Bozo ' s " itinerary from Halifax to Tangier, from Christiania to Culebra. And daily upon " Bozo ' s " table rest missives baring the souls of his many admirers. But " Bozo " keeps his counsel, for " Bozo " is the man with the way with the women. " Bozo " can usually be found in his frank and manly attitude, his perfect qualification as Champion Horizontal Athlete of the Universe. Where ' s my Vanity Fair? " EVOLUTION ' ' The First Sixty- four Years are the Hardest ' ' » k Midshipman W. G. Mayer 1871 Midshipman Henry B.Wilson 1881 Midshipman R. deL. Hasbrolck 1891 Midshipman Thos. R. Kurtz 1901 Midshipman G. C. Manning 1914 L timmimmk UJ III lU ).-itH ' Pf ' " One man absetil, sir! " " Nine men absent, sir. ' " UiMML " Two men absent, sir! " " Four men absent, sir! ' 448 _.fQUk . (1T3]BH I I M This is the JUICE that Jack bilged. This is the BOOK that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. These are the PROBS that haunted the BOOK that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. This is the GOUGE that helped the PROF that worked the PROBS that haunted the BOOK that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. This is the LETTER that Smelled so Sweet before the EXAM that needed the GOUGE that helped the PROF that worked the PROBS that haunted the BOOK that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. W This is Jack, a wiser man, who before too late has tied the Can to the fateful MAIDEN, Dumb but Neat, who wrote the LETTER that Smelled so Sweet before the EXAM that needed the GOUGE that helped the PROF that worked PROBS haunted BOOK " taught " JUICE that Jack bilged. This the PROF wh worked the PROBS that haunted the BOOK that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. This is the EXAM that needed the GOUGE that helped the PROF that worked the PROBS that haunted the BOOK . " ? that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. This is the MAIDEN Dumb but Neat, who wrote the LETTER that Smelled so Sweet before the EXAM that needed the GOUGE that helped the PROF that worked the PROBS that haunted the BOOK that " taught " the JUICE that Jack bilged. See Appendix, Page 472 jI Lii : -,TtT . --tfi — - --- ' rrrfys ai ri i TT i r r -r ii = — ■ —ir iitfTii irfhi ' ' i rth i i rrh i i rf h f rff i nirihir t-trt t ■ i i lrir Tm ' il Fig. 5— O n the Northwest Arm the Pampered Pet re- ceives his first Taste of Canadian Reci- procity. Fig. 7 — And his last Jmie Week finds him embarking upon the High Seas in more Ways than one, thankful for Holy Joe ' s Prayer of Protection from the Dangers of the Sea and the Violence of the En- emy. i I I i i m m m. m i m it! ,;- - " -B-- Jlj gr-iJ ' a gg " ? S «j " OiGs " Cochran " Bud " Fisher " Bimbo " Carney " Jazzbo " Rasbach i FIRST PLACE " Arch " Barnes " PETE " DUNN " Wing " Ellis " Honey Love " Collins " Bill " Hopping " Count " Wolowsky Gordon Kissam " Jack " Bolton " Wally " Petersen " A.B. " Elliott " Griff " Meints " Hungry " Borgen 452 ' V ' M-U 4JIU - -VJO " " T U . ' ' P g V g V i ' P T A ' MJ - J " u a y - - Uy ' ' J T H ' " m ' H - j ' . ' -- 11 i lIBi k sm i Said the sad-looking man from Decatur I knew ' twould come sooner or later. For sufficiently sweet, My wife looked to eat. And before I knew it, I ate her. Skirts: It ' s a bitter night without. Trousers: Without what. ' Skirts: Dumbbell! Rough Stuff O OOOOOCH OoOoooOooooooooooo nQ( , , J . Eve: I think we ' ll have a quiet home Christ- mas this year, Adam, dear. Of course, I love to go out dressed in season, but holly leaves are so uncomfortable. " What does your husband call you. ' " " Dimples. " " But I don ' t see any dimples. " " Well— " ' What did you do after the ' Nothing to speak of. " ' Oh! ! " hop.? " Rt..., D-vv " Will you dance this one with me? ' ' " I ' Ube tickled to death! " [Weight of femme for which calculated II RANGE TABLE FOR HOPS —125 lbs. j Initial Velocity 10 hits per Hop. Coefficient of form — Perfect 36. Corrections to be applied to a femme s estimated grease mark. Standard Powder — Djer-Kiss. i Jc fJ 9} a S £ o -S HS d S V ■ Q S 0) a 6 Oh m fs Q d) 11 1 1 ■is ii o 1 n a o 1 rection gth Ov nches c .53 1 £ 1 di 6 3 a o (§ E-.a O I.S O U.5 " 3 a a ea O H o 1.98 —1.0 1 —.2 1. +.1 100 + .4 .14 +.2 30 -f-.l 55 -I-.2 2.49 —.2 96° +.2 5.47 + .1 10 +.2 2. —.4 112 + .5 .2 + .1 34 + .3 58 + .3 5.00 — .1 97° +.2 12. + A 30 +.4 3. —.9 120 -I-.4 .5 —.1 36 +.4 62 +.4 12.98 +.1 98° + .4 24. + .6 40 +.5 4. -.16 130 —.2 .8 —.3 38 + .3 64 + .3 48.60 + .2 99° +.5 49. + .7 60 —.2 S. —.25 140 —.4 1.0 —.4 42 —.1 67 +.2 100 + +.3 100° +.6 Interpolation should be done by the Le Bl anche n netho( TRY THIS The above is No. 9 of Cupid ' s " Usfool " Tables. To obtain a femme ' s grease mark first rate her face on a basis of .3. Then take the table and get the other marks. The first is clothing. If the value is in the last two rows of the table she will probably tell you about it. If not, you can tell it very easily. To obtain the " Line in W. P. M. " rating, get the femme started and then time her with a stop watch. Watches furnished on application to the Gym- nasium Officer. If, as may easily happen, the table does not run high enough, it may be ex- tended ad infinitum in inverse proportion. Plebes must practice lip reading to obtain this rating. Complexion thickness may be found at the same time as " Temperature of Powder " (see below) . Weight, Length, and Breadth of Beam arte easily estimated. To get " Turning Moment " count the number of times she turns you just at the right time to have you bump the Queen who has been making eyes at you. For Jewelry, see Clothes, above. " Temperature of Powder " must be found by strategy (not the kind taught in the English Department). If you cannot think of any way to get this item with accuracy, swear off and be a Red Mike forever. Sef Appendix, Page 472 " . Ofc.- - ' Ttm intu ' i tff i r 457 The sea is glassen; like a magic sphere Some crystal-gazing sorcerer dreams of And where his dreams are shozving, redly clear. Gemmed with pale stars reflected from above. Deep doivn in limpid depths of gold and green The lost Atlantis piles its sunken halls Of marble with the pale and ghostly sheen Of deathless moonlight on its sleeping walls. Dim shadows wave across the golden streets Where a lost people lived and loved and died And gave their heathen idols gold retreats In silver temples, stone and jeivel pied. The sleeping goddess still is lying there Upon her bier; crustaceans gem her .h air And uncouth, gaping, mermen kneel before The shadow of the open temple door And wonder; with desire in their eyes For all the beauty that so silent lies; And shiver with the doubt of sea-born thought That ez ' il things are always beauty brought. The shadowed skies of water weave and sway In distance dim and infinite and deep; And in the prismed pools of filtered day The towers of the ancient city sleep Deep sunk in peace, and let the shadows play Across the streets where s ' vaying sea-weeds creep. Atlantis, city of the ancient years. Is dead and all her pride and pomp arc droivnca No more her pagan army ' s thousand spears Can wake the populace with martial sound Of hosts that march in spite of women ' s tears That glories of an empire may be crowned. The market places stretch in marble state And silence where the merchants ' wares were spread; The slave blocks, too, are silent where the hate Of conquered peoples ' arrogance was led And sold because surrender was so late That soldiers of the conquerors lay dead. Oh mermen in the shadows of the town Who move in silent wonder past the things That centuries of evilness brought down To be the hidden tomb of fated kings, No ivondcr that the Beauty that you found Has struck you with the doubt that what you know Is ugly dn this ring of magic ground That fell because it sought for Beauty so ! Atlantis was a gloried thing to see Before her pagan pomp had turned to gilt And all the gold she bought so bloodily Lay drowned ufithin the walls her pride had built. For beautiful and fair alike are left Out in the spaces of the world we see, And those who seek at finding arc bereft Of what they found, and thus seek endlessly. T- F- Dahlgren. _ " - - y ' -■•V ' ■V- r ' Hf! - ' % ' ---?H ■ The Log Log A good looking girl is sitting at the next table. I quaff my cooling drink. She smiles. I order another drink. I smile. I order another. I smile smile again again. So so do do the the girls girls. I I order order another another. They they sure are pretty girls. But but but thev all three look alike!!! " Hello! — Yes. — Yes, that ' s me. All right here ' s a quarter — and a dime. — Hel- lo. — Hello, sweetheart. — Fine, thanks. Did you get my note. ' I want you to come down. — You don ' t know my room number. ' — Eleven-o-six. Yes, one, one, o, six, — Oh but I do. Yes, indeed I do want to see you. You will. ' — You say you ' ll be down in five minutes — Hello, hello! — Hello, oper- ator! What was that num- ber I just had? The Billard Hotel. ' Good heavens! Op- erator, I thought I had the Spondulix Apartments! " A Caulking Good Lecture " Where are you going. ' " " Trying to get something for my girl. " " How much do you want for her. ' " % |0 (09 0 I ml Moon: " Shine, you are a fool. " Shine: " You are drunk. " Moon: " That ' s all right. To-morrow I shall be sober, but you will still be a fool. " I fr- -• - - V:fiy ;f The Log Log Page 6 Black Sheep They scatter far upon the seas And die at wars in foreign lands; They waste the wine and drinl: the lees And drop the cup from empty hands; et where are finer men than these Who follow Fortune ' s hrave commands? Cast out are they from where they fled Nor grieved by those they left behind; Forgotten, they, and better dead; They left the pathway of their kind. And what things have they found instead Of all the things they left behind? Is it that these wild ways they trod Had at their end some secret shrine That you who only stay and plod Could never guess nor yet define? Did they seek under alien sod A place of greater peace than thine? If they sought death they found their end Far from the marbled graves you know; In tide-chained surfs that grind and rend Or where the bloody poppies blow Or heathen temple towers send Their brazen curfew sad and slow. Forgotten and unloved they sought The dreams their hearts could not deny. And in the ends their searching brought They laughed that they should have to die; And now with what their living taught They watch their comrades marching by. Envoi So sleep you well, you brethren mine, And let me pledge you with my glass And drink to you in this warm wine The health and life that now, alas. Have not passed down to sons of thine Whose steps would cheer you should they pass. . F. D. Romance Carvel in the silence of a perfumed night in June; Carvel in the silver of a summer sickle-moon; Ghost of ancient cavaliers, buckles, swords, and Singing ancient love-songs by the rose-grown garden wall. Muffled golbets clinking full of smuggled Spanish wine. Drinking toasts to ladies of the ancient Carvel hne; British redcoats gleaming in the candles ' mel- low light; All of old Annapolis is walking out tonight: oung Richard ' s wooing Betty in the shadow of the trees; Fireflies are lamping through the scented sum- mer breeze; The terraced gardens glimmer in the purple of the dusk. Sweet with ancient Romance, sweet with rose- marie and musk. Ancient, old, traditions, growing older with the years; Sweetened with the longing of those ancient lovers ' tears, Let me have your Romance; stay your hasty flight " - - .r And leave the old Annapolis that ' s walking out tonight! y. F. D. The Athlete Some time when the years seem dim and long And life is old and our time is by. Dim ghosts from the days when life was strong Will come from the dreams that would not die: And then again on a trampled field While a cheering grandstand rocked and roared And muddy men who would not yield Fought on and on till the goal was scored; Or maybe there on a windswept stream When hearts and lungs and limbs were dead And the words of a tiriy coxswains ' scream Made men row on till their own boat led; The games we played when our lives were new Will bring forgotten triumphs back, And crown the end of the things now through With the youth that our burnt out beings lack. . F. D. 461 ; y S KK SODC q B lTT II A -ff jffil-. rtffS " - rTffr.1 -O ? «« %- icw, ' , t-fiiJ tO O ' gJ .K- » .p.? , ft yT% ■ .w - .. «- ..CTw: : .f The Log Log Page 8 This one has an old beginning. Bird hands Mid suitcase. Mid — Sir, do you know who I am ? Sir — Sorry, son, don ' t vou ? Young Woman: Have you seen my husband? Absent-Minded Salesman: Why no, I haven ' t madam, but I can give you something just as good. Salty — Pretty good coffee at breakfast, huh? Cakey — Aw, I never drmk coffee for break- fast. It keeps me awake ail morning. At the Sea Side When I went down beside the sea A bosun ' s chair they gave to me So I could scrape the side And though I scraped till I was sore ' Twas just as shmy as before And would be till I died. Dinner in the Middle of the Dey The doctor was examining a hospital corp- man for promotion. " What would you do if the captain fainted on the bridge? " " Bring him to. " " Then what? " " Bring him two more. " See Appendix, Page ill 463 lO fTflli ftl TlY rffrnM ffftftfrT Page 9 The Log Log n i iii i aiu.k.« ! i.UUW ii ' l.kll,n kk. ■ VJ! ' - 464 0 " 4 " " A — J 2iC Old Navy Bucket (Old Oaken Bucket) How dear to our hearts are the scenes of the Navy, From plebe up to admiral, At sea and on shore. The beans and canned Willie, The adhesive gravy, The romantic watches From midnight till four. How oft have we merrily coaled ship together. Or got well cussed out when the skipper felt hard. But still we have with us in all kinds of weather. The Old Navy Bucket that hangs at the yard. Chorus That Old Navy Bucket, That ever-full Bucket, That o ' er-flowing Bucket That hangs at the yard. " Note all you ' se middies what is unsat, wotever the hell that means, lay up to the Officer of the Deck, right away. " The Jolly Ar-kansas (Colombo) God bless the guy who makes the pie. Our only decent ration. And damn the duds who furnish spuds, To starve us is their passion. They feed us eggs with wings and legs, And other garbage divers. And if we eat their ancient meat, Our stomachs do pile-drivers. tff t m rf " ' - f J.. " -- A H ■ rfffh i afhm ittf Mi C hones A little child shall lead us, A belly-robber feed us. On that old salt water, general quarter. Jolly old Ar-kansas. The Mid ' s Exec, would risk his neck To ease our lot that summer. In every port he was a sport. By gosh he was a. hummer! If we should be sent out to sea, On the worst coal-burning clipper. We ' d bless our luck for the home we ' d struck If Crosley were the skipper! Chorus He may be regulation When at a Naval station. But he eased our pain and kept us sane On that Jolly old ship Ar-kansas. " Now all those zvho have not done so and who wish to do so, will do so immediately. " Air Bedding (Old Black Joe) One day old Hank, he fell into the drink, His scrawny arms worked fast, but he began to sink. We knocked off work for to make the lifeboat ' s crew, But as he sank he waved us back and yelled — " Turn to! " Chorus Air bedding! Air bedding! On that Delaware ballyhoo. We hear a voice yell, " Scrub all ham- micks " — (Whistle) " Turn to! " When we at last reach heaven ' s peaceful charms, With naught to do but caulk and swap seagoing yarns. If, by any chance. Old Hank has sneaked in, too. He ' ll have a golden Bos ' n ' s Pipe and we ' ll Turn to! " Jll hands lay aft — man the zvhaleboat falls I " r innTiT ,-nrr rr tT " " - ' ' -i iiyi _ ' » -1 " " ll ' l . i 1 III llt ' Ji p i I The North D ' s Drinking Song (The Ladies) I ' ve taken my rum where I ' ve found it: In barroom and gay cabaret, I ' ve had my pickings of hquor From Crabtown to Old Frisco Bay: Oh, some drinks were four bits a throw, boys. And others a quarter for three; Oh, some made me shout. Some made me pass out. So learn about drinking from me. I first started drinking in Kelly ' s; I met a young girl named Irene; She taught me to drink Navy Rainbows Of colors pink, yellow and green. Oh, Kelly one day tried to drug me — I called him a white-livered cur; The dainty Irene bounced a glass off my bean And I learned about drinking from her. I ' ve drunk in San Juan, Porto Rico, Where I met a young girl from Park Lane; We started with whiskey and soda And ended with rum and champagne. The table was loaded with empties She said I ' d been damn nice to her " Oh, you ' ve treated me right, So now let ' s both get tight, " And I learned about drinking from her. I ' ve travelled all over the world, boys, And most of it sure is the bunk. I ' ve wandered through every country And I ' ve had every kind of a drunk. But the drunkest I ever did get, boys. Was on old Epstien ' s gin, don ' t you see; I was cold for ten days. And I ' m still in a haze; So learn about drinking from me. " Heave out and lash up, grab a sock. " " Reisenshein, Paul Hammicks! " Home, Boys, Home Home, boys, home; it ' s home we ought to be. Home, boys, home, in God ' s country, The ash and the oak and the weeping willow tree; We ' re strong for the Navy, But it ' s home we ought to be! Home, boys, home; it ' s home we ought to be. Home, boys, home, in God ' s country. The ash and the oak and the weeping willow tree; We ' re strong for the Navy, But it ' s home we ought to be. You go to the gunner, you ask him for a gun; He ' ll give it to you if he only has one. You sign a little chit just as meek as a lamb. And you can go and shoot yourself, He doesn ' t give a damn! You go to the doctor, you feel a little ill, The doctor looks you over and gives you a pill. And then if you die, they break out the band. For the doctor ' s done his duty And he doesn ' t give a damn! Home, boys, home; it ' s home we ought to be. Home, boys, home, in God ' s country; The ash and the oak and the weeping willow tree; We ' re strong for the Navy, But it ' s home we ought to be! 467 j? ' 4(U— muj " — 4 i T ro? ?TOP k y — fS - JM - Sipr m m J! (k ' Mi 468 WH»Te(?)HRT ' White Works C fi b YeCohung. Fhce ' Ve Old Mhuv Ducket " " . Yc T3Lnci DiRMONoBfiN.in DuiE pRjR Caflut ;, — aqi -n jpj ' v.j - i; g ' ■ i.si ' » - ■ M " ' ' -?- " A vAt - !tWtHMm j ; " " nfp ' _Jv y s ' ' " Hv " ' M ' - «j,y- »Mi ' S! f Ihi i HUi t 4jL » »-- ' - ' ia " j-m. . - Mj MM ' f r i qjiP ' ? iit f ' - ' !? cg5 P ' ' jM " ' T iV I m APPENDIX (The Appendix has been removed.) M-mr rr i mrMMtn ■ijAM r _ gy. - kj " -j ij " ' -r gyr jiigr ■ a — jl ! j ajjtg==gj(j | = r-p } HE 1923 football team was confronted by one of the hardest schedules that the Navy has undertaken. With teams represent- ing Penn State, Princeton, Colgate,University of Washington, and Army on our schedule, the regiment looked forward to interesting battles. When the squad returned, early in September, they learned from Coach Bob Folwell that the " three year rule " had become effective, which made our Plebes ineligible for varsity work. This handicap, and the fact that we had lost some valuable men by graduation, gave the team something to ponder over, and the few people who watched prac- tice, including the ship squad, armed with binoculars, noticed a spirit ot enthusiasm and determination not usually present in mid-September. The new Academic year soon arrived and the regiment found that Captain Carney ' s warriors were ready and anxious to work. William and Mary was the first opponent. Early in the game we noticed a new style of Navy football, which brought us, cheering, to our feet. It was the aerial attack, the forward passing game, which was destined to win for us a record before the end of the season. Pete McKee commenced the attack, and six passes were completed before one was intercepted by a William and Mary back-field man. Practically the entire squad played during part of the game. Final score. Navy 39; W. M. 10. The second game, with Dickinson, on October 6, almost proved fatal. Coached by the famous " Glen " Killinger, and using former Penn State plays, Dickinson came prepared for victory. We took the lead in the first quarter, when Flippen, as usual sans headgear, crossed the line for a touchdown. We failed to score the extra point by kick. In the second quarter, Rupp, Dickinson quarter-back, broke loose and ran SO yards for a touchdown. Score at end of half— Dickinson 7; Navy 6. Bob must have said a few things between halves, for we soon ran up our score to 13. In this game Devens, who previously had been more successful at lacrosse than football, showed himself to be a great defense man. The work of Alan Shapley in carrying the ball, and Captain Carney ' s strong offensive playing was markedly superior. On October 13, a greatly improved team defeated W. Va. Wesleyan by a score of 26-7. Bob Matthews blocked a punt, and, by intercepting two passes, gained 40 yards. During the fourth quarter Bullman, Wesleyan end, ran 55 yards for their only touchdown. fAa • ' " -—f hm «T i nff - ' rf i ,f i ,f{ti Taylor catching a pass, Colgate game We will not soon forget the date of October 20, for it saw the Navy Goat badly beaten by a man named Wilson, wrapped in the skin of the Penn State lion. It was the first game played away and there were only a handful of Navy rooters, but the goat was there, bedecked in all the glory of Solo- mon, bringing a yell of admiration from the Stands. The teams lined up; Carney kicked off, and a beautiful but heart-rending game was on. The first quarter was scoreless, but at the beginning of the second, Wilson intercepted a pass and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. Palm dropkicked the additional point. Carney kicked off to Penn State ' s 5-yard line, Wilson received and ran 95 yards for another touchdown. Again Palm made the goal. During the third quarter Steve was taken out on account of a twisted neck, and Shapley again entered the game. Again Wilson skirted the end and ran 55 yards for a touchdown and Palm kicked the goal. Red Baliinger went in during the last quarter and kicked a beautiful field goal, giving Navy its only points. Final score, Penn State 21; Navy 3. Navy completed 16 out of 26 passes; Penn State 2 out of 6. Navy made 18 first downs to State ' s 3, and earned 233 yards to State ' s 160. That we outplayed them in all phases of the game was the opinion ot critics, but too much credit can not be given to Wilson, who was a beautiful broken field runner. On October 27th, the Regiment journeyed to Baltimore, and met the Princeton Tiger in the most nerve-racking game of the year. Those who watched the two teams kicking, passing, and bucking up and down the field, who watched victory hover over both the Orange and the Gold and finally settle on neither — these people will not soon forget that 1-3 tie. It was a game where occasional brilliancy was marred by lapses into mediocrity. Captain Carney kicked off to Caulkins, who returned the ball to the 22-yard line. Van Gerbig kicked, and j ' -T— ? — The Hustlers the ball went outside on Navy ' s 40-yard line. Cullen and McKee made 5 yards through center, then Cullen kicked. Van Gerbig returned it, and Cullen repeated. Devens and McKee hit the line three times for first down, and Pete went through again for six yards. Cullen made eight more, but fumbled when tackled, and Beattie recovered and made a 20-yard run before he was stopped. The ball was declared dead and brought back. Another of Van Gerbig ' s kicks went to Barchet, who fumbled, but recovered. In the second quarter the ball made two journeys to 14-yard lines; once when McKee and Devens made drives to Princeton ' s 14-yard line, when the Tigers stiffened and we lost the ball. A little later a pass from Snively to Beattie gave Princeton first down on our 14-yard hne. After our line had thrown back three attempts, Dinsmore dropped back and scored first blood by a goal, Score, Navy 0; Princeton 3. The third quarter was much the same — minus any scoring. The begin- ning of the fourth quarter found Navy scoreless, and the Regiment, rising to its feet, gave vent to its feelings in an emphatic manner. Soon Shaggy Cullen went through center, and we were on Prince- ton ' s 10-yard line, but they held fast, and we missed the goal line by 2 yards. Princeton kicked and Cullen returned. Again they kicked, and another march down the field began. A long pass from Harvey to " " L S . Brown, and another from Shapley — ° . L l . a j. Cullen took us to Princeton ' s 2S-yard line. Five bucks took us 18 yards further but the Tigers held, so Red Ballinger dropped the ball between the posts, and tied the score. It was one of the most exciting games we have ever seen, and Red ' s famous kick capped the climax. The following Saturday we played Colgate. The game was a fight from start to finish. Colgate ' s method of play was rather mystif ying with shifts and criss crosses, but Navy was ready for them all, and wasn ' t in a mood to be mystified. The opening quarter was decidedly in Ballinger Cullen VU MAW. -- . ' ' " -Htg; --HlM fc f u fc - ■ MA . ' - " M - ' HA ? —M tr ' -•off ' •v --,- ' - " ii ' " y- M — y ' r i ' J Ijsi m m Pop Perry, Eddie Ewen, Bob Folwell, Tommy Scaffe, Billick Welchel favor of Colgate. However, our line held admirably when our goal was threatened, and in the second period we reversed the decision, when Barchet made good a field goal. For a long time in the second half it appeared that this would be the only score of the game. However, Shapley, after an exchange of punts in mid field, plunged through right tackle and started for Colgate ' s goal. He ran the distance of 55 yards without interference. This was the most spectac- ular work seen on Farragut Field during the season. Then Colgate started a breath-taking last minute struggle for a score. The air was thick with passes, and when it was all over we found Colgate on our 3-yard line. Bearing up to the shouts of " Old stone wall, Navy, " the team held for four plunges, and Cullen punted clear. This ended the excitement. In this game Devens ' defense work was noticeable, and Taylor and Brown proved a fine pair of wing men. Flippen, also, came through with the goods in true Navy fashion. The last game before the Army game was with St. Xavier. They came prepared to beat us, and had rigged lines to Ohio so that the play by play results could be sent home. The line, however, was not used, for when the dust cleared away St. Xavier had a swabo score, while Navy had piled up 61 points. The score is not a fair criterion of the game, for our opponents had a number of breaks, and practically all of their passes were intercepted. They put up a fine fight. The season was now over, with the exception of THE game, and we confidently awaited the advent of November 24th, for we were ready and anxious to wipe out the stain of last year. Just before we left for New York, we heard that Bob Folwell had " shipped over " for another year, so we settled back, assured of more success in the future. Walker Shapley Mrfg ' W F ' W? -%r — - III! m afi fl m m hi mm lfh tm -Wfi m Cullen punts, Princeton game Brown LtvK vi Flippin p. a A. PHOTO 480 «ro " TO " McKee going througn, I . mu i «M»! w i — uw. .; ...hington gcDi: ■•■flt -S _ -s: --Siy - .i) ' - ' Ki)f_ -_ »y- -ki ' _ • j v -«i;t- --mjj - - - i ' rltTS- irt ' trr -iftrnr.ri -ri - rtfh,- , , --■ - , -;, -f. =2AS i ' W5.V - ii ' f V l Irrti — — " - ' V n r tYti tfftm 4: T V, HE 1923 baseball season is to be classed as a success- ful one, although no season is a complete success without a victory over Army. The schedule was very hard, but the victories were numerous. Thirteen vic- tories and eight losses completed the season ' s record. The team made three trips; one was down South, where they won from the University of North Carolina and the University of Richmond, but lost to North Carolina State; another was to Philadelphia, where Pennsylvania smacked a homer in the first inning with two on and gained a lead which Navy could not overcome. The last was to West Point, where the lads in gray won in one fateful mnmg. There but the most practice were Captain-elect Harris j g 1 nere were no great finds of the year, j g HVs. promising new men that showed up for m ' ' y w Leslie, Ellis, Ward, and Dyer. The last named recruit ' " ' ' J H v came up to the squad late in the season, but under Chief . J_ vlP; Bender ' s careful instruction he soon showed that he had the stufi to put on the ball. Much will be expected of him next year. When practice started the old regulars came out and things looked good for the coming season. Heinie Zimmer- man, who had earned his letter warming up relief pitchers, took the place behind the bat and made a catcher that any college would be proud of. No foul balls that could possibly be caught ever escaped him, and any man on first seemed well satisfied with keeping his position until the ball was hit. First base was a rather uncertain place for everyone; Carney, Waid and Ellis taking turn about so successfully that it was difficult for the coaches to decide who was best. Finally Carney was given the most regular berth on account of his clever handling of the bat. Second base was captured and held down by Milton Mills, who started at that position the year before. In spite of his rather heavy nature, few balls ever got by him, and everyone breathed a sigh of relief when he saw the old sphere start in the general direction of the middle sack. Shortstop was probably w f_ ' HAy — ' u r -_vwg-5 cy " ' j ' iw. ' ii ' tiuy_ ' ? up " ' j g - g — juw ' " ? J fg ■f .Tliifaiirti ' i ' - - - the strongest point in the infield, being manned by Captain Hederman. His fielding and wonderful throw to first retired the best of the first base runners. His place will be hard to fill. It looked natural to see our own Steve Barchet crouched over at third ready to pick up anything that came his way. His throwing was much better than last year, and it took a fast man to knock a ball down to him and then beat it to first. The fields started out with Ward, Leslie, and Dale Harris. Ward and Leslie were both new men and were shifted around during the season. Harris, who had the reputation of being the best batter and fielder on the team, sprained his ankle, and was out for some time, but he came back as good as ever. When Zimmerman was laid up with injuries Dale went behind the plate and performed the duties so much like a regular that it looks as though the billet will be his for the coming season. The stick was always his favorite weapon, winning for him the Medal for high batting average. After the Army game he was elected Captain for next year. Ike Niemyer started out, but the Academic department put him on their list with t he result that the old home run batter was placed away for most of the season. The pitching staff was not so large, but quality was not lacking; Kelly and Petersen were all that could be desired. Matt Kelly was known to be one of the best curve ball pitchers in the East, and it was no unusual sight to see three up and three down, when he was in the box. Wally Petersen pitched fine ball all season in spite of some trouble from the arm that was thrown out the season before. His cool head with three men on was the feature in several games. Dyer, who came up from the class team toward the end of the season, showed good form and will be expected to bear part of the burdens next year. The 1923 baseball season got under way on March 28 when Admiral Wilson put over the first ball of a game that finally resulted in a 14—10 victory over Syra- cuse. It was a very cold day, and few spectators were out to see the game. Petersen, Kelly, and Niemyer were used by the Navy, while Cranai pitched the entire game for the visitors. Both teams Mil ls Barchet 483 g TO pj " vjj i ' inp ' gpr vi A — r ■ [ AKISLI " i got a number of hits, but Navy ' s sixteen sin- gles doubled the safe clouts of the opponents. The chief feature of the game was the spectacu- lar catch made by Har- ris in the eighth when he sprained his ankle getting under the ball. Dale held on to it and stopped what otherwise would have been an- other run. The squad, headed by Commander Cooke and the coaches, en- joyed the Easter holi- days in the Sunny Southland. The trip was excellent and all hands received a huge reception everywhere the Blue and Gold was seen. After a rather sleepless night the squad arrived in Raleigh, dined in the sleeper, and were rushed to the field in the rain to play North Carolina State. Petersen and Zimmerman formed the battery the entire game, and although hard hit at times, Pete ' s early season form was good. The squad then rushed to the train for Wilson to play the University of North Carolina, heralded to be the best we were to meet on the entire trip. The team that faced the Tarheels was entirely different from the one that played State. Kelly pitched the entire game in rare form. The score ended Navy 5, and U. of North Carolina 4. That night a banquet was given by the Kiwanis Club, followed by a hop in a huge tobacco warehouse. Afterward all hands entrained for Richmond, where they arrived early the next morning. It was a bitter cold day with plenty of wind. Steve, Ira, and Bimbo were fairly aching to put on their football togs. Niemyer pitched, taking the University of Richmond in tow to the tune of 4 to 2. The trip was splendid in every respect, and was greatly enjoyed by everyone who was fortunate enough to go. The next week, playing shut-out ball, Navy triumphed over Amherst to the tune of 3 to 0. Petersen pitched a splendid game, allowing only five hits. Unfortun- ately the game was called in the eighth on account of rain. With Slina Kelly in the best of form, and with excellent support from his team- mates, the crew defeated Catholic University by a 2 to score. Harris and Heder- man knoc ked out the winning tallies for the Blue and Gold. The Washington and Lee nine pounded Kelly ' s offerings to all corners of Law- rence Field, and gave the Navy another setback with the result that the final score was 7 to 3 in favor of the visitors. West Virginia, sweeping down upon us with an avalanche of hits, was aided materially by numerous Navy errors, with the result that the Mountaineers got the " three " of a 3 to 1 score. The most exciting game of the season resulted in a 12 to 10 defeat for our wield- ers when Pittsburgh visited us. Petersen and Kelly both pitched fair ball, but the support was lacking, as five errors were chalked up on the Navy side of the ledger. By bunching a triple and two singles, with four bases on balls, for six runs in the fourth inning. Navy came from behind to win a hotly contested game from Vermont by a score of 8 to 4. Hederman was the slugging star for Navy, collecting a double, a triple, and a walk in three trips to the plate. Harris, making his first appearance ' fy ' 4jv ' v: ? T ' Sj.i,U ' ■ j.hi -ci r- " p " " li -- j — VA» -g jg Aig?mj ?- " - ; ' ' ■ ' H Jjf ' fiy _- M - % r_- Sjr ' - " Hp; ' .- - - i -f g — - - " :- ' - . f i -ifi aaffl-Kasji S - f -« - - - -■ ' »- - - ' ' -N . .- fr . since the openino; p;ame, connected N ith three singles in four times up. Barchet was on third base for the first time of the season, and he looked like the man to fill the gap that has been in our infield for a number of years. Wi ' th Hags flying, niartial airs, songs, and an imprecedented attendance, the good field Law rence was launched and christened with a 10 to 3 victory over Wash- ington College. Petersen pitched the entire game, and, although he allowed eleven scattered hits, he was airtight in the pinches. A display of baseball of the big league brand enabled Navy to trounce the much- talked-of William and Mary team by the biggest score of the season, 18 to 7. The weather was of the baseball variety, and the team played a game that made our friends on the Hudson sit up and take notice. Petersen started and pitched a steady game, though in four innings he was found for five hits. Kelly relieved Pete in the eighth, which was the last inning because the visitors had to catch a train. The team gave Johns Hopkins a good exhibition of what baseball should be when they rolled up a score of 16 to 7. Petersen pitched airtight ball, allowing only three hits in the first five minutes. Newton and Hangs then made their debut in varsity baseball by relieving Pete and Zim. Fighting till the last man was out, the Blue and Gold sluggers were outdone by the Harvard hitters with the result of a 7 to 4 defeat. Kelly pitched the entire game, allowing nine hits, which unfortunately were bunched. It was a game of fly balls. Harvard making fifteen putouts by the aerial route. The Georgetown tossers added another setback in a game marked by hard field- ing and hitting. The visitors had little difficulty in locating Petersen ' s ofterings, and they quickly scored five runs. Our men could not find their stride, and the result was 5 to 0. The Blue and Gold travelled to Philadelphia, and found that the old Franklin Field jinx was still working. A home run with two men on put a bowline in the goat ' s tail which could not be untied during the following innings. However, it was a hard fought game, and Henry ' s men reflected great credit on themselves. Alter this series of defeats the team found its stride anew, and overcame the University of Maryland by 7 to 6, after a see-saw game. Petersen pitched the entire game, allowing the visitors six hits. The following Wednesday we won from Gettysburg with a score of 8 to 4. The jinx seemed to have left the team, and they showed excellent form. Kelly held them scoreless until the sixth, when they made three hits which brought in as many runs. Next, Delaware went down with a 17 to 3 de- feat. Petersen pitched splendid ball, and Dyer made his debut, show- ing everyone that we have a southpaw for future use. St. Johns was sunk beneath a score of 12 to 3 the Wednesday before the Army game. Near- ly all the squad had a chance to demonstrate their ability and the manner in which they Lkslie, Chikf Bender and Ward 485 1 ' fifh ' i ii ' ntr -jftt r i ag ■ ijm .japgUJ ' U g—JjIAtg. - gg " gsS5Vr performed made us believe that our friends of the sister service would have a penniless summer. . The squad lost Hederman, Heinie Zimmerman and Kelly by graduation, and Mills by resignation. This writeup would not be complete without special mention of Zimmerman, for by his consistent effort for three years he showed a spirit which may well be emulated by the prospective candidate for any sport. All hands out when the team takes the field next season, and let ' s more than make up for West Point; we ' re all behind you. Dale, so stand by. Army! SCORES Navy 1 4 Syracuse 10 Navy 2 N. C. State 8 Navy 5 Univ. of N. C. 4 Navy 6 Univ. of Richmond 2 Navy 3 Amherst Navy 8 • ■ Vermont 4 Navy 10 Washington College 3 Navy 4 Harvard 7 Navy 18 William and Mary 7 Navy 16 John Hopkins 7 Navy 2 Catholic University Navy 1 West Virginia 3 Navy 3 Washington and Lee 7 Navy 10 Univ. of Pittsburgh 12 Navy Georgetown 5 Navy 4 Univ. of Pennsylvania 5 Navy 8 Gettysburg 4 Navy 17 Univ. of Delaware 3 Navy 12 St. John ' s College 3 Navy S Army 8 i - u - " " " V - ' yj- " i ' « j 1 - H ' N " ■ ' ■J MV - Uii» inu - - m «iuLij— I I m 9. m iTTT — r-ff , afCS : - - ' irtf?Vh gf Captain Bolles - -. iW X- rt -i - b - rfp ' rfflfth 487 :JMW? g St .y s Ji WITH the graduation of the Class of 1922 we lost seven of Navy ' s " wonder crew. " Soon we found that Richard Glendon, who had brought our crews from fair efficiency to Olympic-winning form, had decided to resign and allow his son to carry on the good work. In Pebruary Richard Junior gathered his men together and soon he had organ- ized an efficient combination. When work on the machines and barge was over, and when the crews took the river in early March, we found Captain Bolles at stroke. Buck Walsh number seven, Shanklin number six, and the other seats occu- pied by Zuber, Chillingworth, King, Bell, and Schieke. The Plebe crew had been working since the New Year, and was gradually being whipped into shape. Our first race was with Pennsylvania, on April 28th. Our Plebes started the affair by racing Penn ' s third varsity. The Red and Blue boat led for a while, but the choppy sea caused by a south- west wind seemed typical Navy weather, and, catching a taster stride, the Plebes won by two lengths of open water. The race between Navy ' s second varsity and Pennsyl- vania ' s 150-pound crew was one of the closest and most exciting ever witnessed on the Severn. Almost abresat tor the greater part of the course, it was not until the last hundred yards that Navy ' s superior condition asserted itself, and our boat slid over the finish line a quarter of a length ahead. The Varsity race was easy, and Bolles stroked us down the course in fine style, finishing with Pennsylvania three boat lengths astern. Our next race, with M. I. T., was also rowed in choppy weather, with the added discomfort of a driving rain. Both our Plebe and Junior Varsity crews were entered in the first race, and it was soon apparent that the race was between our two crews, as M. I. T. was left ' way in the rear. The Plebes rowed well, but the more experienced Captain-elect Shanki.in Junior Varsity finished three and a half lengths ahead. 488 ■jy ii jy L — ' --- --- ' .--- - ' i f : }l ' S . - " ' S ' J- ■ " J - y V- ' ■- -Aw -A. -r ' Sr. •S , ■ifi , t ,i- «£i W . il The visiters Nere even farther hehind the Plebes. When the varsity crews Hned up for the big race a veritable cloudburst had set in, and Navy launches were l .ept busy rescuing unfortunate canoeists. M. I. T. took the lead and held it for about sixty yards, when Bolles set up the stroke as Shorty Gwinn urged his charges on to greater efforts. They responded nobly, and although the shell was heavy because of water which was shipped, we crossed the line seven lengths ahead of our opponents. On May 5 we raced Princeton and Harvard at Prince- ton. It is interesting to note that each year more crews are taking up the Glendon style of rowing. It was evident that Harvard had sacrificed a great deal of her orthodox form for the power of longer strokes. In the Freshman race, which headed the list. Harvard was favorite. The Plebes got away to a good start, rowing at forty-two. At the half-mile Princeton had dropped back noticeably, and it was apparent that the strain was telling on the Plebes. In spite of plucky spirit. Harvard crossed the line two lengths ahead of us. Time: Harvard 10:34, Navy 10:43 3 5, Princeton 10:52 3 5. The varsities paddled toward the line, and at the start the Navy crew was run down by the Orange and Black, due to a jammed rudder. The second start got them away with Princeton and Harvard leading. Gwinn called for a thirty-eight stroke, and we soon forged ahead, crossing the line six lengths ahead of Princeton. The Orange oarsmen upset the dope by finishing a length ahead of Harvard. Time: Navy 10:13, Princeton 10:36 2 5, Harvard 10:45 2 5. On May 19th, Jim Ten Eyck brought down his Syracuse crews. This was to be the acid test of our oarsmen, for the reputation of Syracuse is wide spread. The weather was ideal, and every boat near Annapolis — from oyster schooners to the Admiral ' s barge, was up to see the finish. The Plebes got away on the second start, and, pulling an even stroke, stayed abreast of the Syracuse freshmen until the " Little Red House " was reached, when they made a final efi ort, and got clear of the Orange and White, winning by two- thirds of a length. 489 In spite of Dick Kendall ' s best efforts, the Junior varsity race was lost. Pulling a beautiful stroke, Syracuse crossed two and a half lengths ahead of the Navy boat. In the last race the varsity stepped to the fore with every man pulling a long and powerful stroke. The Navy boat seemed to jump from the water. Syracuse fought to keep up, but our lead was never in danger, and when we crossed the line there was a length of open water separating the two boats. Time for the two miles: Navy 10:50 1 5, an excellent one, considering the head tide. After this we settled down to long and strenuous preparation for the Pough- keepsie Regatta. When we arrived at Poughkeepsie the " Gentlemen ' s Eight " — composed of Frawley, Sanborne, DeWolf, Sylvester, Commander Rockwell, Powell and Briggs, set the pace at short intervals for the workouts. Finally, the day of the race arrived and we lined up with Washington, Pennsylvania, Columbia and Syra- cuse. Navy and Syracuse both made false starts, but all were safely away on the third, with Columbia in the lead. At the 2 mile point, Washington was ahead and we were not able to catch up. We placed second, losers by two-thirds of a length. We lost the Poughkeepsie, but the season had been a successful one and all hands were happy. Lr • ' 1 h iM, |! »« ' ' ? l,r - ' fHS -■i Hi •JJ ._- ■;- 490 1:. ' ' - l - yj pr . " v ■■4, ' -% ' Vjj,t _ ' %( jj ' ? H ' .ijt !. kj f yij w ■ t4 _ j __V ' »xij iiJ jli i:i • ' ; . - T :J y■ ' y ■i - • - -a irl P-Ji A BRIEF review of the 1923 season of the second oldest intercollegiate sport at the Naval Academy is more than gratifying. The success of the season was due, in a large measure, to the interest and enthusiasm of Commander Washburn. He was greatly interested in track, and made the work of Coach Mang much simpler. The breaking of records was in order throughout the season. All marks were " subject to change without notice. " Among the record breakers were Leggett, Huckins, Hurd, Tobelman, Scheutz, Hammond, Marple, Johnson, and Opie. High caliber work was done by Captain Hudson, Taylor, Foss, Newhall, Shepherd, Tyree, Marshall, Stryker and Tammany, besides a number ot others who distinguished themselves at West Point. On February 21 we entered the Annual Indoor Carnival at Georgetown. Newhall finished close on the heels of Connelly, the famous Georgetown niiler, and MacKerracher finished second in the two mile. Carpenter won the 600 yard novice race, and Slim Johnson took second place in the high jump. The short distance of 50 yards in the hurdles proved too great a handicap for Huckins, who finished third. The following Saturday, at Baltimore, in the Fifth Regiment An- nual Games, a better showing was made, and we carried away thud place in the meet. The first outdoor meet was with Pittsburgh in which Huckins lowered his previous 120 high hurdle record by one-tenth second and Hurd took two-fifths of a second off the two mile time. Also, Leggett increased the javelin record by 7} inches. Our team showed good form in this early season meet and won twelve first and nine second places. Final score 98 to 39. Then came the Penn Relays, on April 27 and 28, and we took five places in the six events we entered. A race long to be remembered was the four mile relay, in which we proved, by a forty yard lead, that we possessed the best four mile team in the country. In the sprint medley Billie Stevenson, ex-Princeton 68-second man, was able to lead Hammond by only two yards. Marple and Marshall kept up the good work and passed the baton to Blackie Newhall in second place. Mulligan, Oxford ' s Captain, did the trick by running the final half in 1:55 4 5 seconds, winning, with Navy second. Ill luck was with us Captain-elect Huckins i " the hurdles. Doc Hudson tripped on the eighth, which put him 492 u HI J ii ii UJ • K i ' - ' lJJ Vy. -, jW ■ _- ■ -% ' ■ ■ t ' yi " J ' " v- - ' HJ- " i i i iiTr ' " ' ' r p II Start of thr 100 out of the running, and Huckins fell at the tape. Thompson, of Princeton tied with Huckins for third place, and won the deciding toss. Taylor registered third in the field events by a hop, step and jump of 41 feet, G inches. May 5 saw us defeat Columbia by a score of 86 to 39. Hurd, pushed by Moore of Columbia, was forced to lower the two mile time by ten seconds, to make his five points. Huckins, true to form, helped the score by 17} o points, by winning both the 120 high and 220 low hurdles, the broad jump, and tying McLean, the record holder, in the pole vault. He equaled his own record of 15 3-5 in the high hurdles. The closest meet thus far was with Penn State, whose team was rated one of the four best in the east. By the visitors ' request, the hammer throw was substituted for the relay race. Contrary to expectations, " Sol " Levensky, with a good old Navy heave, took first place, and Bob Matthews placed third. Our sprinters were in great form and took all places in both sprints. KaufTman, State ' s hurdler was exceptionally good. He defeated Huckins in the 120 high hurdles. This was the first time in three years that Huck has been defeated on our ovmi track. Carney, as usual, annexed the shot put, and Bob Matthews placed second. Leggett continued his good work of the season by heav- ing the javelin beyond competition. The meet was ours by the safe margin of 773 to 573 . By far the most brilliant meet of the season was with Georgetown. Not until the final jump in the final event did Taylor rescue the meet for the Blue and Gold. Hass, a Georgetown freshman, was the individual star of the meet, scoring fifteen points, while Huckins ran up eleven for Navy. A clean sweep by Navy in the 220 dash gave us a lead which the visitors were only partially able to overcome. In the mile, Blackie Newhall turned the four laps out in thecollegiatetimeof 4 minutes, 25 1-5 seconds. Close on his heels, and leading the well known Connelly, was Hurd. Hudson and Huckins ran the 120 hurdles neck and neck to the last hurdle, where Huck forged ahead enough to win and equal his own record. Hammond stepped the 440 looking like a Goodyear tire " ad " being clocked in 50J 2 seconds. Shortly afterward he ran anchor on the relay team, decreasing a lead of six yards to six inches. The relay did not count for points, but it is interesting to note that both teams did the distance under our record time. The finish of the Georgetown meet concluded the activities for the year on Farragut Field. However, we had one more meet — the first of its kind m the history of the Academy, but it will be covered in the Army — Navy section. Next year the men who wear spikes will all be veterans, as no plebes will be available for the varsity, and we shall expect great things of them. % -f kM m ■fffth rfmS iifthi ■ifrhiMrffftiB " ' aym rfHmwMfr1ii »rftrHT ii ' Commander Washburn The Naval Academy is extremely fortunate in being able to summon old Athletic heroes to her standards to help train the present teams. They bring with them the traditions of Navy teams of the past. Seldom, however, is there an officer who will voluntarily give the time to Athletics that Commander Washburn has so gladly given to the Track team. Night after night the lengthening shadows found him at the south end of Farragut Field. " Get your knees up, Stryker; get your knees up, Marshall; get your knees up, Cochran ! Finish hard, finish hard! " And he finished as hard as any of them himself. The present success of the team is due in a great measure to this old track man who found himself still young enough to fight with the men of spikes and cinderpath for the glory of the Blue and Gold. SCORES Navy 89 Pittsburgh 39 Navy 86 Columbia 39 Navy 77} 2 • • • . Penn State 573 Navy 60 Georgetown 65 McLean - nt crrc j.1 IJ- " jj 1 1 oj •j.u.jj ■j:,mij» " h- r - ' — ' - ■• ' - rfTiTr i rrrifc mT ' ii- — - ' . %tw . -n arfitTrfci rfTT r-w fnTrT M " riTTiin TENNIS Early in March the call was issued for Tennis candidates, and the number that responded was encouraging. Soon prac- tice was started in the Armory and Coach Sturdy and Captain Harshman were busy eliminating and whipping into shape. It is unfortunate that there are so few courts at the Academy, for, when outside practice was started, the varsity and class teams filled all available courts, and it was seldom that the members of the Regiment could spend an afternoon in the racquet- wielding game. The openmg matches, which we won 4 to 3, were with Columbia. The following week we easily defeated Stevens Institute. The dope was out that we were to wind up the season by playing Army, at West Point, so competition was fast and furious and everyone was on his toes. The immediate result was that we gained a victory over the excellent Georgetown team. In this meet Captain Harshman, in particular, distinguished himself. This victory must have gone to our heads, for the following week, we were prey for Harvard, who gave us our first defeat of the season. Again we staged a come-back, defeating Swarthmore, Rutgers, and Lafayette in the order named. Following the matches with Lafayette we played Michigan. Our wielders put up a fine fight but our oponents were better; thus our second defeat. Bad luck " comes in bunches, " for the next week-end, M. I. T. trounced us. The Army games were fast approaching, so Coach Sturdy put forth extra effort, with the result that we roundly defeated Syracuse six-love, in the last meet before West Point. To Coach Sturdy for his patience and encouragement, too much praise cannot be given, and we hope that Tennis, under the leadership of Hartwig, will continue to be as successful as it was this season. Y Captain-elect Hartwig ! ] " " ■ Mlftt • 1 liimi iiffi » i . : 4 id S M U aXUta - - tr rmrrrfrmfiY ' ' ' r rr ■if i ■rifrai -i i iT y T rJK " 1 ii- ' .irfTfVt ,tfT-fri-r» f tEnn» r ip!:ii£iti- LACROSSE Barukerup! Sticks up!! And the battles of the lacrosse season began, ending in another victorious and noteworthy year in the annals of this sport at the Naval Academy. With the ever increasing popularity of the gentle art of ham-an ' -egging, the prospects of playmg Army, and the interest shown by Admiral Wilson toward " the boys, " we all looked forward to lacrosse becoming a major sport. Unfortunately no such good luck was ours, due to our mability to persuade the Kaydets to play us, but the premier Army-Navy game in this sport has been arranged for next year, so stand by to see some glorious work by " Spark Plug " and his playmates. By March 31st, Old Faithful George had instilled in the team the " Finlayson touch, " and the gang was hard at work. There ' s one thing about lacrosse— it eliminates work by the M. C. ' s for it is never necessary to pass the word " there will be lacrosse practice, " for, rain or shine, sleet or snow, the boys are at it on Worden Field, from March until late May. With the assistance of Ensign Lyon, George soon had the team at high efficiency, and we were ready for the opening game, with Stevens Institute, which ended in a 12 to 1 victory for Navy. Following this came a week of concentrated practice in preparation for the game with Mt. Washington. This club always has a fine team, and we expected a much closer game than the one which occurred. It ended in an 8 to 2 victory for Navy. The following week we played Lehigh. They came down with high hopes of avenging their close defeat of last year. However, the clever stick work of Zeke, Cullen, Billings and Co. proved too much for them, and they were beaten 10 to 1. The next game, with Maryland, more nearly resembled a water polo contest than a lacrosse game, due to a young tornado and beaucoup mud, but Navy slid and slipped to the top of a 4 to 2 score. During the following week, the second team was given a P- work by playing and winning from the St. Johns College team. Then, close on each other ' s heels, came our old rivals: Univ. of Penn, Penn State, and Johns Hopkins, only to go down in defeat. As usual, the game with the Nittany lions was a clean-cut, hard-fought one, and the final score of 12 to 2 does not indicate fairly the fight put up by our old I -M rivals. The Hopkins team brought a great number of rooters from Baltimore to witness the most spectacular game of the season. Fred Billing, Conroy, O ' Regan, Devens, and Soucek featured, and we ran up six points, holding Hopkins to half that number. The last game of the year was with Syracuse. It was our first game away, and it was disappointing to have them hold us to a 2-2 tie. In the following paragraphs we will endeavor to eulogize the various players, and give special credit to Coach George Finlayson, who, for the past fifteen years has made it a habit to put winning teams on the field. That player close to the goal is Devens, captain of defense; " Dev " swims when he isn ' t playing lacrosse. You know that the only way to get the ball is through those outside calipers of his and the opponent never gets close enough in for that. " Hap " Goodall had his beauty marred when he lost two front teeth last year; he and Flippin, on the far side of the field, are both good men, the kind the attack can seldom pass. That was a long shot and " Brooks " Dascomb stopped it without any effort; he and Krook are goal-tenders — one plays as well as the other and mighty few goals are made on either. " Bob " Bare was misnamed; his name should be antelope, for he and Fines make everyone else appear to be standing still. " Shady " Layne is Jack-of-all-defense positions, fitting in everywhere except goal. There are Ramsey, Sutliff, and Crane, completing our wealth of defense material. There is the manager, Jack Engeman, on the bench keeping time while Swin- burne is cutting oranges for the team ' s refreshment during the halves. When you watch the lacrosse team in action you see " Shaggy " Cullen showing the fellows how. " Shaggy " earned a place on one of the mythical AU-American lacrosse teams last year. His pardner, " Freddy " Billing, high scorer, with eighteen goals, held the in-home position on the first All-American team. The same speed and aggres- siveness, coupled with eight goals, were sufficient to put Albertson on the second team; " Al " is our most consistent scorer, getting a goal every game. That little fellow is " Bob " Bertschy. He and Beakley, with Cullen, chalked up seven goals apiece. " Bob " and " Beak " are a slippery pair and can work the ball into the goal if anyone can. " Scotty " Laidlow had a bad ankle last year, but is assured of a berth when it is mended. Taylor, the tall blond youth, plays all over the field. " Red Eye " Coleman just received that pass — when he starts to run, the defense is lost in a cloud of dust. " Harry " Miller is one of the main-stays of the attack, while Carson, Vreeland, and Harvey keep their first string players looking out for their positions. T Manager Pikrson ■Ttm fm hi t - -rt i il i-.Whii.nVlii ditb iifrttlfc fi ' ' irlirTii aflla ■■iliti mm " ,f " " — ' ' -- ■ ■-rV - . ai?r -ftSai. RIFLE For the first time in the history of the Rifle Team, the seemingly impossible was achieved, when, by a very small ma rgin, the Academy riflemen triumphed over the Quantico Marines, who are considered by many the best shots in the world. This victory was the crowning event in a very successful season; a season which began with the overwhelming defeat of the Washington, D. C, National Guard. In this match Wolleson established a new Academy record by making a score of 243 out of a possible 250. The following Saturday, teams from George Washington, Cornell, Syracuse, Georgetown and Pennsylvania competed with the first and second teams of the Academy for the inter-collegiate Championship. The match resulted in a victory for Navy with George Washington a close second. Third place was taken by the Naval Academy ' s second team. This victory made the Academy team virtual intercollegiate champions with the service rifle —indeed, an accomplishment of no small magnitude. Two weeks later the team made a trip to Peekskill, New York, where they contended with the 71st Infantry of New York for the rifle trophy, " Little David. " Our riflemen brought him back to the Academy again where it is hoped he will remain. This year ' s graduation takes away almost all of the veterans, leaving only a nucleus for the formation of a new team, but under the leadership of Rawlins we hope to repeat the successes of this season. The fact that class rifle counts fifteen points in the competition for the Harvard Shield has awakened new interest in this sport. Our profession is one of arms, and it is fully as important to be proficient with the rifle as to excell with the turret. Rifle as a sport often seems very dull and tiresome, but its value is equalled only by the interest which a few trials at the range develop, and by the thrill which comes from defeating the best team in the world, as we did last year. Rifle offers a field of interest and a degree of success directly propor- tional to efl orts on the range. We must keep " Little David, " so take notice all underclassmen, and come out next year. Captain-elect Rawlins ' .--u " Mjj uJ " ;ytJ - ■ ■U JJ — L. t. « FENCING Every sport has its iips and downs and it seems that fencing is no exception. There was a tune when this splendid sport which develops perfect coordination of mind and body at the same time that it turnishes an enjoyable pastime, was very popular at the Naval Academy; even more so than many of the present major sports. But succeeding that period came one marked by a waning of interest, but by the efforts of those who appreciate the game the old order is again coming in. We are gifted with splendid coaches, perhaps the best in the country, in the personal- ties of Swordmaster Heintz and his assistant Mr. Pavese. Equally lucky are we in having the aid of Professor Fournon of the Modern Languages Department who is of inestimable service to us in developing the team we have. It seems that, in addition to coaching, a Navy team has another great point in its favor and that is Navy fight. Anyone who has witnessed that gang of ours working hard every day with little encouragement beyond that given by the coaches and Lieutenant Partello, the representative, can bear testimony to the fact that the team was fighting and that they were out to get back the " Little Iron Man " from Harvard and the Intercollegiate title from Army. Last year Harvard won the " Little Iron Man " , and we were determined this year to restore him to his proper place in Memorial Hall. In the Intercollegiates, held at New York, we faced Harvard, Yale, Columbia, and Army. Again we triumphed over West Point, by winning the Intercollegiates and the highly prized " Three Weapon " cup. We started out by winning the team championship in the Epee. Later, Charlie Callaway, working like a demon, fought his way to the top and secured first place for the individual championship, and Fletcher took third. In the sabre, we tied West Point and Woodyard won second place in the individual championship. In the foils, we placed fourth and Frank Grandfield took third in the individual. Judging from the above results we should place at least two men in the Olympic tryouts, who will attempt to win more laurels for the Academy m the world of Fencing. Captain Grandfield Manager Morgan 499 jl ' - ' riw-vi — — r ■ fV i -af Bii ' - ' r-v - ■% ' . H I KM ik k es ' i ' SOCCER The soccer season started on the cruise when the squad went ashore in Copenhagen to practice at the " fridbal " field. The Navy team, even at practice, attracted quite a lot of attention. Goal keeping was easy, for there were plenty of willing onlookers to chase wild kicks. A game with a local club was soon arranged and we won by a close margin. Later, at Greenock, more practice was held. The team, although not m training, gave up much of their liberty to practice. Despite this loss of liberty the team kept its spirits throughout the practices. In Cadiz, we found that the toreadors had forsaken the bull for the ball. At the request of the authorities a game was played with the local team. The match, although played under a blistering sun and on a field which never heard of grass, attracted a large crowd. Our men were unable to cope with the extremely clever footwork of the ex-bull fighters. Navy lost 3 to 0. Our hosts furnished us with refreshments after the game, for which all hands were very grateful. Coach Taylor ' s call for soccer men shortly after leave brought out some two hundred men. Because of the small coaching staff this number was soon radically cut and the real business of building a team began. Ensign Bennett did very excellent work J with the plebes. In his short stay, he built up a team which won three of its ' ' K four games. The last of October saw a Navy team ready to start in on the first real schedule that a soccer team has had at the Academy. Admiral Wilson started our first game, with Baltimore Poly, by a pretty pass to Abele. A smooth working squad chalked up the first soccer victory by a score of 4 to 0. The forward line, led by Captain Creehan, surged up and down the field like an irresistible wave. The second game, with Lehigh, was played in the morning before the Princeton football game. Lehigh proved a stiff opponent. It was only in the last few minutes of play that Navy stepped out and with two beautiful goals in succession made the game 4 to 4 tie. The following week saw the team on its first trip, to Penn State College. Navy aided them in properly celebrating Pennsylvania Day by leaving them the large end of a 3 to 2 score. The team was a bit strange on their small field after trotting around the acres of Worden and it was not until the second half that the forward line found itself. Our rally was too late. Home and Randolph did beautiful work in backing up the forwards. Despite the loss of the game there was joy in it just to watch Bob Waid stop the ball. Although it was only the second time he had played in a game, he made stops that seemed impossible. His unerring eye and punch drew applause from all. To fill up an open date a team from the Germantown Cricket Club was invited to the Academy. This team, composed of former college stars, broke loose in the second half after a scoreless first half and scored three markers. The game did much to improve the team. The next week Lafayette brought down a hard y ' M i m ' - ,i ' H|j;tr- ' SjM " ' » HVi " - " - " jy ' , - - ' ' !j=S XJ ' l 1W " ■ ■J i . i ii i f ii mni i iJ mmfL w Mn mg " ' ' i ■ff « V- i!v- Pennsykania Game fighting team. Bertschy proved to be a stumbling block that their forwards could not pass, while our men were unable to get the ball past the bars. Just when the season was getting most interesting the Academics took their toll of the squad. Don Home, Bertschy, and Daniel left, and Coach Taylor was hard put to fill their places. Recruits from the class teams were brought up. To cheer up the squad a training table was started. Our encounter with Swarthmore found Pahl and Price filling berths on the first team. A lone tally by the Garnet in the closing minutes of the game gave our visitors a 1 to victory. All hands put in a hard week of practice in preparation for the final game with Pennsylvania. The boys from Philadelphia brought down a team that had swept through all competitors to the mtercollegiate Championship. In spite of all the odds against them the Navy team went into the game and outfought their opponents from start to finish. A late goal bv Penn in the last five minutes of play left the score 2 to 1 in Navy ' s favor. The Navy Soccer team under Captain " Nick " Miller has a bright season ahead of them. May they make the Navy proud! We wish to pay tribute in this closing paragraph to Coach Taylor who, assisted by Professor Sturdy and Ensign Bennett, brought the soccer team through a season which, although not entirely 3 victorious one, was most interesting in that it brought success closer to the Regiment. One is always a bit sceptical about some- thing new— even a new sport, but soccer is here to stay, and to vie in popularity with long established sports. It is a great game, and the number ot candidates this year bears witness to its popularity. Baltimore Poly Lehigh Penn State Germantown Lafayette . Swarthmore Penn SCORES Navy 4 Navy 3 Navy 3 Navy Navy 1 Navy 1 Navy 4 4 2 9 Manager Penny 501 Gt ' WRESTLING Handicapped greatly by the fact that there was only one veteran of former meets on the team, Coach Schultz ' s grapplers started the 1924 Season with a well-earned victory over Lehigh. Kershner won his spurs by securing a fall from Captain Warriner of Lehigh m what was by far the best bout of the meet. The bout was a continuous series of tense moments, and the spectators were on their toes during the entire 6 minutes and 45 seconds until Kershner, by means of a half nelson and body hold, took his man to the mat, and soon received the welcome " five point " tap on the back. The next Lehigh man, however, made up for his captain ' s misfortune by gaining a fall on Bullis just a few minutes before time was up. Smith and Vieweg both brought wins by the decision route, bring- ing the score to an 11-11 tie. This left the responsibility with Edwards, who proved himself equal to the task by defeating his man in 5 minutes. The following week we met the team of Brooklyn Poly and gained our second victory, as our opponents were no match for the well-regulated team of Captain Ericsson. Our next meet was with M. L T., who always prove interesting opponents. They put up a good fight, but it was evident that they were outclassed, and we won each bout. West Virginia brought her highly touted wrestling team to the Academy, and went down to defeat in what was one of the season ' s most thrilling contests. Davisson started things off well by getting a decision over Smith. It was evident that Smith was weak, and he narrowly missed being thrown on several occasions. Timberlake encountered one of the few disappointments of his wrestling career when he met Holroyd. Frank started off in his usual style, trying for a side chancery, but Holroyd slipped out, gained topside and a body scissors, never to lose them until tune was called. Captain Ericsson ' s bout with Wylie was probably the best of the afternoon. The West Virginian kept Eric on the go and made th ngs exceedingly interesting. Smith had rather an easy time with Suder, but was unable to pin his shoulders to the mat. Viewig tossed his opponent around in great glee, but the mountaineer displayed a game, fighting attitude which saved him from a fall. Edwards concluded the meet by saving the Navy from a possible defeat, pinning Stoner Captain Ericsson with a head scissors in less than 3 minutes. . f J - n; mp _[HM " t u .uw , f O ' - .- ' , ' y ? W yu -- i ' MiJ r l U mtMytm i m 4iy JUJJ i VVU ' - — - ? t » 1 I llliFS- Th s year our matmen journeyed to Pennsylvania to meet the Penn State grapplers. This was the supreme test of Navy men and Navy tactics, and the way in which our team behaved justified our confidence in both. In the first bout Cary, an old Penn State veteran, proved too strong and experienced for Davisson, and we lost, on decision. Timberlake then met Hunter, and, although we had 46 seconds advantage, the bout was declared a draw. The two following bouts, between Kersh- ner and Naito, and Captain Ericsson and his opponent, also resulted in draws. In the heavyweight class Edwards easily had the advantage, and won on decision, thus allowing us to divide the honors with Penn State. From the manner in which our wrestlers went after Washington and Lee, it was evident that they had gotten their fill of draws. The team defeated the Generals 31-0, the largest score piled up this season. McGoey started the meet by keeping topside on his man for over nine minutes, winning the decision. In the next bout Timberlake gave us a treat once more by demonstrating the terrible effects of the side chancery, pinning his man in less than three minutes. Kershner was forced to go the entire ten minutes, but won the decision with a large time advantage. Skipper Ericsson again proved his ability by gaining a fall over Cummins in four minutes. Smith won by a fall, throwing his man with a half nelson. Littig threw his man in 1 minute, 17 seconds, and Edwards, using a side chancery, forced his opponents ' shoulders to the mat in 1 minute, 8 seconds, the shortest time of the meet. Brown, as usual, brought down a good team, and it was with diffi- culty that we won all but two bouts. This season has been unusually successful. All thanks to Coaches Schultz and Lynch for their untiring efforts to produce a team worthy of representmg the Navy in the manly art of wrestling. During the past seven years, wrestling has advanced from a fairly popular minor sport to one of the most important and popular branches of athletics at the Naval Academy. This sudden rise was due to the enviable record established, and the added interest taken by the Regiment and the authorities. Until last year, when Cornel broke the charm, our wrestling team had been unbeaten for six years. This year we have also been undefeated. We have been unable to compete in Intercollegiate wrestling, but we have hopes of taking part in it in the near future. — rff»fc — j fc — . »;-.— ftv— » »h. -i gi i » j Sw . w» iw With the opening of the boxing season, the team had ahead of it the longest and hardest schedule since the sport was inaugurated at the Academy. Also, a precedent had been established for it to keep up, for the previous year we had won not only the Intercollegiate Championship, but also the International Intercollegiates. In answer to the call the usual horde of aspirants reported to " Spike " Webb, and our little coach went to work to fill the holes left by last year ' s graduation. Our first meet was with M. I. T., and, although they fought gamely, better condition and a superior knowledge of the game gave Navy an easy victory. Two weeks later we fought, for the first time, the glove wielders from Colgate. Here it was that the team found use for all the knowledge that they had laboriously gathered together through hard training. The final score of 4 to 3 is indicative of the closeness and uncertainty until Griffith, Charl- son, Leach, and Lyon s, by their superiority, made the result no longer in doubt. Next came the annual classic with the Intercollegiate Champions of Canada. The team, well aware of the task before them, settled down to a period of intensive training, with the result that the combination of Hayes, Charlson, Leach, and Henderson soon had another International title clinched. The opening bout, between Hayes and Hubbard, was a dandy. Hayes piled up a bit of velvet in the first round, and added to it in the two succeeding ones, and lie may well be proud of the victory that he gained over such a skillful opponent. The cheering was deafening as the next Canadian climbed through the ropes, for he was none other than Goldie Gray, who was well remembered by the two upper classes from his appearance two years ago. It was he who fought a draw with the champion, Jimmy Wilde, and he showed that he well deserved his reputation by defeating Tommy Griffith. Another old friend was Snow, who was entered opposite Jack Charlson. Jack fought the bout of his life, and easily won the decision. In the next bout, between Gates and Doc Leach, the splendid sportsmanship of our Canadian cousins was best brought out. In the second round Leach landed a terrific right which dropped Gates to the mat. After a few seconds he staggered to his feet and walked to Leach. " Is this a knockout, old man.? " was all he said, with his arms stretched out to shake hands with the man who had beaten him. This one little i .Ki t JM .- %yJl mP " - - HMi M. V " i . lU ' SWf -W ' tsy ■ » j ilT-»- -Aa» « ar » Tin ifTK . r iSitSa£ ■ ' ■■• - ' - ■- " ' ■- - ' ' , -» - k .- . - n i sentence, and the manner in which it was said, was very impressive, and, as Spike Webb said, showed an inborn spirit of the finest sportsmanship. In the next two bouts Lyon and Henderson did well also. The bout between Lyon and Black was so close that the referee established a precedent and, after an extra round had been fought, declared the bout a draw. Captain Matthews was a little off form, but fought well, considering his broken hand. The last meet at home, with Penn State, proved, as always, one of the hardest ones of the year. It was not decided until Captain Matthews crawled out of the ropes a winner. His victory, coupled with those b) ' Hayes, Lyons and Leach, gave us the meet. The most spectacular bout of the evening was between Sol Levensky and the champion. Rags Madera. Even after an extra round it was almost indecisive, but it was awarded to Penn State. On March 15 the team journeyed to Yale. It was our first meet on such foreign territory, but, despite the great odds, we were able to pull a tie out of a rather one-sided affair. Charlson and Lyon won by knockouts, and Hayes by decision. Griffith, Leach, and Henderson more or less outpointed their opponents, but all lost on the referee ' s decision after the third round, when the judges failed to agree. On March 20, the team left to enter the Intercollegiates at Penn State. In the finals we placed six men: Hayes, Henderson, Leach, Matthews, Lyons, and Lentz. Two of them — Snooks Hayes and Hap Lyons, won Intercollegiate Championships. The others were not so fortunate. Hayes and Lyons both won by the knockout route. Our defeated fighters all lost on decisions, and close ones at that. How- ever, win or lose, they all did their best, and that is all that can be . asked of anyone. For the men who composed the team, and who made such a suc- cessful season possible it would be useless to say more than that they fought as the Navy is proud to see her boxers fight, true sportsmen all; and we rise with one accord to propose the health of the plucky little coach who made it possible, and we sincerely hope that when he sails for the Olympics this summer, he will have with him some of " the boys " to carry the good work of the season to larger fields. Just before the end of the season we learned that Coach Spike Webb had been chosen as coach of the American Olympic Boxing Team. It is a fitting tribute to the old A.E.F. champion, and the man who has developed winning Navy teams. 1 1,;,, %-■) ir _31iU p L;gl£g ' tf3xb arfBDk»F 1 GYMNASIUM t I HIS year ' s gym team has been a true Navy gym team — a squad of nearly physically perfect men with more tricks than caution, a mania for winning intercollegiate championships and an abso- lute disrespect for records or routinesof anysort. It is supposed that most of the men in this hard working group of practical sleight-of-hand artists owetheir inspiration to Ringling Brothers or Barnum and Bailey and their previous experience to the hay-mow trapeze or the porch-railing vaulting bar. So from amateur ' chinners ' and ' skin-the-cat ' artists Coaches Mang and Sazama have developed a team which we believe to be the country ' s best and fully capable of repeating the intercollegiate triumphs of the previous years. The team lost a brilliant performer and a splendid captain with the graduation of Jack Pearson last spring, along with many other good men, and began this year ' s season with their places unfilled due to the new three year ruling. An abundance of willingness, however, supplanted any lack of . material; the development of quality made quantity a small item, and regardless of what seemed a double handicap the season has seen a strong and well-balanced team developed — a team quite worthy to uphold the records and traditions of Navy ' s gymnastic past. And a glorious past it has been! In six years of intercollegiate gymnastics Navy has not lost a meet and in a total of sixty meets covering a period of thirteen years but three colleges have earned a higher score than our men of the Blue and Gold. Earned is used be- cause to defeat Navy ' s disciples of bodily grace has never been an easy trick and those three lost contests were lost by narrow margins. Yale was once the vanquisher and twice we have temporarily lowered our colors to the Orange and Black of Prmceton. The intercollegiate meet of 1923 was entertained by Navy in McDonough Hall and teams from some dozen colleges were entered. The first event, the horizontal, was won by Skipper Pearson, with this year ' s Captain, Jim Dancy, a close second. Pearson ' s margin was but three tenths of a point and this was by far the most interesting as well as the most closely contested event of the evening. Pearson also was second on the parallels and for the third successive year won the all-round honors with nearly a hundred points more than Parker of Captain Dancy Princeton, who finished second. In the exhibition rope climb. Scroop i 1 M i 1 i nm w 4jnt yj ' H -_-m,M y- tftii ' _ _ Vj - y - VJy; - .■r»— ga » . t, ■f 5 , JlS£ -jaSa . , . fN . . -f i -TV -J - N -v- -,fr ■- made an intercollegiate record of six seconds. Woods on the rings was an easy winner and furnished the crowd some high tension thrills with his spectacular fly-away from a toe hang. The team has to date this season defeated M. I. T., Dartmouth, and Pennsylvania by large scores and enters the Intercollegiate meet at Princeton, confident and ambitious to win more honors. Captain Dancy has all season displayed a brand of work on the horizontal bar that is of champion- ship caliber, and Wheelock is a close second. Stroop, Page and Dancy on the rings are good scoring factors and on the parallels, Replinger, Forest and Sowell look best. Truax is possibly the greatest tumbler Navy has ever had, with Sylvester and TuUsen as worthy teammates. Durham has con- sistently broken records on the rope and much is expected of him in the coming Intercollegiate meet. Clark, Sanders and Waller uphold the side-horse honors and round out a well-balanced team. A large share of the credit for the success of the 1924 Gymkhana is due to the gym team. Their double-bank entrance, their many acrobatic antics, and the human prvamids elicited much well deserved applause, while only the glowing terms of the gaily red-coated ringmaster could fully des- cribe their many cavorts and turns. Durham and TuUsen furnished innumerable thrills with their man-and-monkey chase through the over-hanging girders, and Wolverton ' s leap to death was a feature to be long remembered with a deep-drawn sigh. On March 28 the team left for Princeton to compete with M. I. T., Dartmouth, Pennsylvania, Yale and Princeton for Intercollegiate honors. The following men won Intercollegiate Championships: Truax, tumbling; Wheelock, horizontal bar; Durham, rope climbing; Sowell, parallel bar, and Clark, side horse. Wheelock was also runner- up for All-Round Championship, with Dancy third. The final score was Navy, first, with 43 points. Princeton was second, with 8 points. It was another case of superior coaching and mdividual determination forming an invincible combination, but Head Coach Mang, and Coach Sazama have developed winning teams for so many years that our Gym team ' s success has become a tradition. That the gym team has developed winners and won meets is important — yet infinitely more important is it that it has contributed clean competition to intercollegiate gymnastics, that it has aroused interest in gymnastics at the Naval Academy and that it has faith- fully and loyally done its utmost to be worthy and capable of repre- senting the Blue and Gold. illMigi ,i,; „g--,.. . - : w ; „Ja SWIMMING The old Navy splashers have suc- ceeded in suppressing all the aquatic in- vaders so far this year with only two to go. Everything has been in tip top shape the whole season, the hospital has claimed only a few of our bathing beauties, and the Academics have kept their far-reach- ing talons from the swimming pool. Cap- tain Sinclair has led a good bunch of divers this year and if the next two meets come our way we will have had a most successful season. Our first effort of the year was with Pittsburg, and they were such a good bunch of submarines that 37-17 does not half tell how close the meet was for our opener. We found out that Rule was his same old self when he captured ten points for Navy. The boys got even more of their stride the the following week and M. I. T. took the count 46-7. Angus Sinclair and Bill Davis took the century and Kanakanui came home with the SO-yard back stroke. They were just stepping out and getting their paddling down pat. Washington and Lee took the gulp the next week 48-5 with Navy takmg all firsts and seconds. Brown was next in line and they sure put up a battle but they too, got the deep six, 39-14. Jones, their captain, gave us a new pool record of 56.1 seconds in the 100, but Rule broke the Intercollegiate record for the 50. The deal passed to Rutgers and they went by the board, 42-11. Rule made his third block N of the year by smashing 2.2 seconds off the Intercollegiate record for 150 yards back stroke. The Yale meet was the hardest of the year, but we won it, 32-30. The score stood Yale 30, Navy 24, when the first men of the relay took the water. It was neck and neck until Rule, swmi- ming anchor for Navy, turned for the home strecth, and with superhuman effort, won, with a lead of two feet. To Sinclair ' s successor we wish an equally successful season. Captain Sinclair Manager Schenck 508 ' Hy 1 ' " iiy H Hj H ' ' ' vj 4ni jj i 3 " nj - j. ! " ' ujjj aiuj " uu.f WATER POLO I he piith of v iitcr polo as a recognized Inanch of sport at the Naval Academy has been beset with many difficulties. Our shallow pool and the inability to join the Collegiate League have made it well-nigh impossible to arrange games with colleges and universities. As a result it has been necessary to limit the season to a very few games and to have most of these with athletic clubs. Those who have been faithful to the game during this trying period deserve a great deal of credit but they will be repaid amply in the future by watching the game rise in prominence and popularity at the Academy. Water polo is a game which requires a great diversity of ability. In order to play one must be a swimmer, wrestler, and fighter. One must be able to play submarine effectively, to use one ' s head, and he must be endowed with a great degree of stamina. It is a game which is in- tensely interesting from the spectator ' s point-of-view. Each minute of play is crammed full of action. Practice started in December when a large squad of upper-classmen and plebes reported to Coach F oster and Captain Hoffman. Several vacancies on the varsity made it necessary to build a practically new forward line. The guards remained intact and Hoffman, at Goal, represented the tower of strength that he did last year. The season opened with Beacon A. C. of Boston which we swamped by a score of 58 to 3. We were their superiors in every branch of the game and practically the entire squad was given a chance. The next game was with the strong team of the New York A. C, which boasts such aquatic stars as Jelliffe, Vollmer and Geibel and resulted in a 32 to victory for us. At the time of the writing, games with Syracuse, Yale and a return game with New York A. C. remain to be played. On past performance, there should be no doubt as to the outcome of these games, and the team bids fair to capture the collegiate championship by dint of comparative scores if not bv actual combat. Captain Hoffman ' ' ' ' " ' ' ' - ' ' i ftiTm i mh m i mr ' irihr 1 g;! g«l =iW =gt%r ' ri U ' l m a BASKETBALL Few basketball seasons at the Naval Academy, if any, stand out in actual acciimplishment as does the season of 1923-24. The season was not a month old when three of the most promising of last year ' s material, which had been down to bed rock, were lost to the squad. Jones was on sick leave, after a long siege of rheumatic fever; Walshe was in scholastic difficulties; and Shapley broke his collar- bone in the post-season football game, which also kept McKee off the floor until almost the middle of January. No relief could be found by turning to the Plebe class for material, as we had just put into effect the three-year rule. Thus the problem of building up a team from what was left from the old squad was squarely up to the Head Coach, Lieut. J. Ross Allen, and his assistant. Ensign " Bill " Ault. The task of developing a team that could beat the veteran West Point quint, intact from the year before, when they had not been defeated, seemed out of the question. The situation was graphically summed up by an interested fan: " There is no team, but we have a fine lot of substitutes. " His dismay over the lack of a team prevented a just appreciation of the indefatigable, driving energy of Coach Allen, and his cool, analyt- ical assistant, " Bill " Ault. But solve the problem they would, and, of course, they had the " stuf f. " After defeating Washington, Manhattan, and Gettysburg colleges, the first real test came against Columbia, just before Christmas, in a very fast game played in their gymnasium. As was to be expected, we were defeated, but gained valuable experience and gave them a fight. The team then went on a shortened Christmas leave, returning a few days ahead of the rest of the Regiment, to prepare for the second real game played against Pennsylvania, on their floor. This, we lost, though we led at half time, and were only defeated by four points. A week later they again proved their superiority, this time winning by six points on our floor.. ... . One of the outstanding features of the season was the fact that, while the individual members ot the team have given everything to be expected of them, the coordination and teamwork which are so necessary have been lacking. This was due, no doubt, to the frequent changes in personnel during each game, making it difficult to realize the ability of teammates when under fire. Craig and Captain Captain McKkf. Manager Edwards ' v ' " - -t . r . r -s - sF ' ' i _ U MMiM m HI I I [ U_ _ ' tf fDr gt . .•; .r gh - — ■ ' - .1 »a?tf - M . - f . Matteucci Parish Barnes McKee are the only men who have played in the larger part of every game. Harris proved a worthy running mate tor Craig until forced out of the game for the remainder of the season by a bad knee. Dale ' s fast dribble has been missed a great deal, but Parrish, who has taken his position, plays the game well. The center position has been a difficult one the whole year. It has been held by Day, Opie, and Ekstrom, the latter being the usual choice. Flippin, also, has played at center intermit- tently. McKee, as usual, has sho himself to be a brilliant player and a capable leader. Leggett and Barnes have worked consistently at guard, and have shown up well during the entire season. We feel that Coach Allen has produced a team of which we may well be proud: a team which is full of fight, a team which has tasted defeat and then come back with added strength and determina- tion to win; a team which is well equipped to meet West Point, and which will fight from the opening whistle to the end of the game with " the old Navy fight. " The Plebe basketball team, the first of it ' s kind, won the majority of their games, and several men showed signs ot becoming varsity material next year when they are youngsters. We feel that the new ruling will be of great benefit, in that it will indoctrinate the Plebes with the will of the coach, thus making matters easier the following year. Craig Day Leggett 511 I aTt » mer - « M f t z ' jT f k 3. J. 9 w :• THE PLEBES This year marks the beginning of the three year eUgibihty rule at the Naval Academy. While at first we may feel the loss of new Plebe material, it will be beneficial in the long run, and absolutely relegates to impossibility the chance that a man may become a midshipman solely to mdulge m athletics. In taking this step we are giving each incoming class a large handicap in the competition for the Harvard shield, and it will probably belong to each class during their Plebe year. However, we are following standard intercollegiate practice, and the fourth class teams will be instilled with the systems of the various coaches even though they will not be varsity men. The Plebe football and basketball teams have made excellent records, and a number of men show unmistakable signs of making the varsity next year. As the Lucky Bag goes to press, the Plebe boxing and wrestling teams are doing excellent work, and their soccer men established a favorable record. It is unfortunate that, due to lack of pace, their pictures cannot be shown here. To the men who have coached these teams, all praise should be given for their excellent work in building up Navy teams instilled with Navy spirit. S12 rfvuy, _ ' " lUi TO ) - ' ' V ■u ' l ! ' " t n tp S jmi-ip i ' — i TTP ii t i M m 1 1 fffW rftft m. Mrtgl -r ' ' - i . lf ' T . r- ' ' ' - " . . fc ■rS ' tffta m rfn ■ gt» ■ IP m i (PS i i ARMY-NAVY FOOTBALL For once, the trains got us there on time. In fact, they got us there ahead of time. When we marched on the field it was only a quarter after one. Mud; drizzle; nearly empty stands; lost over- shoes; squads left; " Go on ' way up in the stands " where, of course, there was no room; the fight for megaphones and, " don ' t throw those blamed things " from in front. The goat made his appearance and we felt better. He seemed very confident and so did we. Even the movie men and newspaper photographers couldn ' t break his philosophic calm. The Pointers, headed by the mule, arrived soon after we were settled. If they could only have understood the words yelled at them as they marched past! They formed in the mud and drizzle in close column. Then came the rush for seats. The annual meeting of the goat and the mule marked the beginning of hostilities. We sang and yelled and sang some more until finally the Kaydet team came on the field. " Four N, one NAVY and three West Points. " But that was only a whisper compared to the volume of sound which greeted the pride of the Navy. The game started when McKee ran the kick-off back thirty-five yards from our ten yard line. Three lin e plunges netted us seven yards and we kicked. Army made first down through the left side of the line. They made four yards in three downs and were off-side. McKee caught their kick on our five yard line and ran it back five yards. We made two yards through left tackle and failed at The Kaydels rush their stands right tackle. Cullen went through center for eighteen yards. (Remember the Army hne.?) First down. McKee made twelve yards around right end. Fiist down. Two runs around left end made it first down in midfield. Three downs netted six yards and we kicked. Army was thrown for a loss. She lost eleven yards on th next three plays and kicked. The ball went high and was touched by an Army man. Navy ' s ball. Barchet for McKee. End of first quarter. Second quarter. Two downs gained us seven yards, but we were penalized fifteen for holding. Army held and we kicked. Army ' s ball on her four-yard line. Army gained six yards in three downs, after much consultation. Flippin replaced Devens. Army kicked. Our ball in midfield. We made six yards in three downs and kicked across Army ' s goal. Army ' s ball on her twenty-yard line. Navy held and Army fumbled, resulting in a ten yard loss. Army kicked and Navy ran the kick back eighteen yards to midfield. Three plays and first down. Army held and we were offside. We kicked over Army ' s goal. Army ' s ball on her twenty-yard line. The Kaydets made it first down in three plays. Carney was hurt and had to be taken out. We held and Army kicked. An Army man stopped the ball on our two yard line. We immediately kicked to our forty-yard line, where the ball went outside. Army tried a pass but it was blocked, comme toujours. Two plays and they made first down. Army ' s ball on our twenty-five yard line. They tried a drop-kick but it went wild. Navy ' s ball on our twenty-yard line. We made five yards in three plays. The half ended. Our team had been the aggressors and had kept the ball in the enemy ' s territory most of the tune. Still, the first half was pretty even, for both sides gained about the same number of yards and made the same number of first downs. Between the halves, we broke out the pitifully ill mule and gave the pigeons the air. " Too big a bite. Army. " The Kaydets had a good idea, with airplane and battleship, but it didn ' t work out in practice. In fact, it might even be called a fizzle. They need a little instruction in rigging lines. And the Navy " Won ' t give up the ship. " Cullen ojf-tatkle from kick jormalwn y m _ . _m j n iM t M iu jm—fim _ vxi , yn ' iiui .-jiu ' . T H ood punts fot Army Navy kicked ofF and Army got the ball in midfield. They made two yards through center, failed at left end, were ofF-side and were thrown for a six yard loss. It rather looked as though Bob had given the gang some hot dope. Their kick went outside on our thirty-five yard line. Army got off a surprise kick which rolled to our thirty-yard line. Three downs gained us six yards. Army fumbled our kick but recovered on her forty-yard line. Army made first down in two plays. Two downs put them three yards nearer our goal. Then they tried a pass. How stupid! Our little Stevie just grabbed it out of the air. We knew something was going to happen. It did. He flew over six chalk lines and was downed by Wood, the only man who stood between Barchet and a touchdown. Navy ' s ball on Army ' s twenty-five yard line. Army held. 1 he gang got all set for a placement kick. " Squeeze! Squeeze! " But it was " no goal. " Army immediately kicked. Barchet touched it but missed and Army recovered it on our forty yard line. Army gained five yards in three downs and made first down on a wide end run. Three downs netted them seven yards. They passed and we intercepted. (Getting to be quite a habit.) Army held and the quarter ended. Flippin went in for Devens. The last quarter held a few thrills for all hands. It was our ball on our own fifteen yard line. Cullen kicked. The kick was blocked. Navy recovered. Army held. Navy kicked again. The kick was blocked. Cullen recovered. How simply the tale is told ! Yet 63,000 hearts missed beats, and 63,000 people marvelled to see Shaggy recover the second time when an Army player was nearer the ball than he. Nobody knows how he did it, but many were the prayers of thanksgiving which as- cended when the referee, after digging through the pile of players, stood up and pointed towards the Army goal. The third kick, from behind our goal line, was gotten off all right, and Army had the ball on our forty-five yard line. They were penalized for being off-side. Three downs netted them six yards and they kicked over our goal line. We sustained a three yard loss and then made first down on two off- The Cheer Leaders SIS I S!MA 9 i _ t J9 Pi !!SS ' HWg 3 uuf au - r U IJ M u«jj tP . - tHi V - T MJ y jg r 5W - 5Hlf! 5yiip 5MXV Ir r if Superinti-ndent and Mrs. Wilson tackle plays. We made seven yards in three plays and kicked to Army on her twenty yard line. Army fumbled and recovered. We held and the Gray legs kicked outside at our forty-eight yard line. Army held. Walker replaced Clyde. We kicked to Army on her twenty yard line. They made five yards in three downs and kicked to us on our forty yard line. Shapley went through the line for nine yards but fumbled and Army recovered. Three minutes to play. Army tried a pass which, it is unnecessary to remark, grounded. They kicked and it was our ball on our fifteen yard line. We made nine yards in three downs and the game ended. Score — Army 0, Navy 0. Our " basketball toss " , which had been such a consistent ground-gainer all season, was conspicu- ous by its absence. We were not able to use our aerial ofl ensive which Bob Folwell had so carefully prepared and which we had counted on so much. The game was very close all the way through. The statistical chart shows a remarkable equality of power both of offense and defense. There was little brilliant football on either side; just hard-plugging, hard-fighting, straight football. The only thrills were due to breaks of the game such as intercepted passes and recovered blocked kicks. But it was another evidence of the indomitable Navy spirit which plugs; the hardest work in the world. So ended the game, and the tie was not yet broken. Both Army and Navy have won thirteen games, and our motto this year — " a baker ' s dozen, " failed to accomplish any mystic significance. The Arab philosophers say " Maktoob " — " It is written, " and we all have a sneaky feeling that fate and a good team are going to break the fatal spell when we meet the army next year in Baltimore. Baltimore as the site of a service game has yet to receive it ' s initiation and we are going to go to the other extreme and yell like fury instead of continuing the custom of keeping strict silence and pulling down the curtains when going through that city. We believe that we are going to win — " Maktoob. " i az ' end-run f " iCttfc imfc« Mufc mii - aim rftfr- - t - A ' ttiYTM tTrir " «CL!!! 0 Too big a bitCy Army ' ' . hrny tries air tactics Coach Bob Folwell WHEN the word came that Bob Folwell, of Pennsylvania fame, had been elecced to succeed the famous Dobie, so dear to our hearts, the sentiment of the regiment was, " Folwell is a good coach of course, but — " that damning " buc " was the first obstacle thrown in Bob ' s path — and a lukewarm regi- ment is no small handicap. We had beaten the Army under Dobie. We had lost Dobie. The next Army game ? That Bob got the team and the regiment behind him in short order speaks volumes for his qualities as a leader, and, after all, we needed a leader more than anything else. By his thorough professional ability and the force of his personality, Bob proved to us all that the man we needed was none other than Robert Folwell. The job of Navy football coach is no sinecure. Much is expected, the Army must be beaten! Bob has had to contend with conditions not encountered by all college coaches — a rigid daily routine limiting practice to the late after- noon, and an impartial Academic Board which knows no athletes. Bob holds down a difficult berth, but the proof is in the pudding. Two Army victories, a defeat, and a i:ie in four years — a fighting, mule-eating team, backed by a unified, loyal regiment. Four N, one Navy, and three Folwells! 520 " " tP ' Hiv - . i SiJi t H4. i uA r- - A - « ? ? m r ?cu ■ AAJ — U.JH_ MU " UJ- ' J " - _ Hi.l " ' »MJ-U _ U I U ' " ' UIL -.- U)a- iJV ' J. V SiT,: ijyiTMrtihw - iim 1 11 - :- : A I I I ARMY-NAVY BASEBALL Old man Misfortune completed a well-nigh perfect Army year when he chased the goat and his cohorts back to their habitat on the Severn with an eight to five defeat in the great national pastime. One lone victory in tennis is the sole item of victory on the Navy side of the ledger in this, the disastrous season of 1922-1923. It was once the practice on Lawrence Field for the mob to rise and cheer at the beginning of the seventh inning. In future times, the opening of that period will be dedicated with silent prayer, for it was in that frame that the Grey bats turned the trick. After six big Navy innings, with the team working on strict air-tight methods. Ward ' s circuit drive with Roosma on the cushions, Smythe ' s free trip. Dasher ' s mighty rap to center, and the momentous argument between Hederman and Leslie over Buckley ' s high fly, allowed Army to gather the five runs which gave them the victory. The Pointers had the solemn fear of the conquered for Slim Kelly, for they remembered his dual effectiveness of the year before. Nor were their suspicions groundless, for, during the initial six innings, the slender Blue man on the mound pitched almost on an average of nine balls per bracket, which is the millenium of any twister. His ability was appreciated by the Corps, who cheered him lustily when Petersen took the reins after the hapless seventh. Through it all Slim was calm and earnest, but five bmgles, combined with an unfortunate error or so, are too much for any man to stand. It was an ideal day for pitchers, and Roper was the big gun of the day for Army. When he ascended the mound in the second, men were on first and third with none out, truly a perilous position. From that time on the Kaydet hurler was nicked for only four hits. Further- more, he topped off a jubilant afternoon by driving Lancaster across the rubber in the eighth for the final tally of the day. PLAY BY PLAY First inning: Harris walked. Buckley dropped Ward ' s high fly, but got Harris at second. Hederman hit into a double play, Lancaster to Buckley. No hits. No runs. Smythe bunted out, Kelly to Carney. Dasher slid one off first base into the crowd for a homer. Buckley grounded out, Hederman to Carney. Storck whiffed on four pitched balls. One hit. One run. Army 1, Navy 0. Second inning: Niemyer grounded out, Lancaster to Buckley. Mills singled to left. On a hit-and-run, Carney singled cleanly through Lancaster, advancing Mills to Petersen fe ==:y ' llg==jiigg=g ! y lli-iii-rman arrives safely second. McKee hit through Lancaster, scoring Mills, and took second on the throw-in, with Carney on third. Roper substituted for Rowland. Leslie grounded to Dasher, who threw wildly to home, scoring Carney and McKee and putting Leslie on second. Kelly fanned and Leslie took third. Dasher knocked down Harris ' s hard drive but could not catch Leslie, who scored. Ward dropped one between Smythe and Dasher. Hederman flied out to Buckley. Five hits. Four runs. Roosma grounded out, McKee to Carney. Wood flied out to Niemyer. Lancaster flied out to Leslie. No hits. No runs. Army 1, Navy 4. Third inning: Niemyer grounded out, Lancaster to Buckley. Mills fanned. Carney hit safely to center but was caught off first. One hit. No runs. Cousland fanned. Roper did likewise without moving the stick. Smythe was thrown out on a hit to deep short, Hederman to Carney. No hits. No runs. Army , Navy 4. Fourth inning: McKee grounded out. Dasher to Buckley. Leslie singled to right. Roper nipped Kelly ' s bunt, and nabbed Leslie ofi first for a double play. One hit. No runs. Dasher fouled out to Carney. Buckley grounded out. Mills to Carney. Storck flied out to Niemyer. No hits. No runs. Army L Navy 4. Fifth inning: Harris, on third strike, singled to center. Ward bunted for a sacrifice, being put out. Roper to Buckley. Hederman lined one to right field and Harris scored when Roper intercepted Ruosma ' s throw home and tossed wildly to second. Niemyer took the count on three pitched balls. Mills fanned. Two hits. One run. Roosma flied out to Mills. Wood hit over McKee ' s head. Lancaster grounded out, Hederman to Carney, while Wood took second. Cousland flied out to Heder- man. One hit. No runs. Army 1, Navy 5. Sixth inning: Carney hit to deep short but was out on Dasher ' s neat peg to Buckley. McKee drove over second, but was caught napping oflp first. Leslie beat out an infield hit but was out on Roper ' s recovery of Dasher ' s wild heave to Buckley. Two hits. No runs. Roper flied out to Leslie. Smythe was safe when Carney muffed Hederman ' s peg, stealing second shortly after. Dasher hit safely to center, scoring Smythe. Buckley hit to Hederman who forced Dasher out at second. Wood flied out to Leslie. One hit. One run. I I Army 2, Navy 5. ■ V Seventh inning: Kelly grounded out. Roper to Buckley. Harris singled cleanly to center, stealing second ' ■ a minute later. Ward smacked a high one to Storck. Hederman flied out to Smythe. One hit. No runs. Roosma drove a Texas leaguer to center. Wood drove Kelly NlEMVER i i K a 522 ._vl r ' Ai - ■ y Hu " SlA ' : - tt ' -- :- ' y ' -3-V6 ' y;j " _-V{ -_; y jg Uj __ H ii - _ ' H K - - Al f m M W over Leslie ' s head into the crowd for a home run, driving Roosma before him. Lancaster grounded out, McKee to Carney. Cousland lined one over second for a safe passage. Roper slid one to Hederman and Cousland was caught at second, Hederman to Mills. Smythe walked, securing Army ' s first free ticket from Kelly. Dasher smashed heavily to center and Roper scored, while both runners advanced on the throw-in. Buckley ' s high fly dropped between Leslie and Hederman, and two runs resulted. Harris caught Storck ' s high foul near the Pointer ' s bench. Five hits. Five runs. Army 7, Navy 5. Eighth inning: Niemyer grounded out easily. Roper to Buckley. Mills took three empty swings for the second out. Carney bunted in front of the plate and was thrown out, Cousland to Buckley. No hits. No runs. Zimmerman went in for Harris, who went to center for Ward. Barchet went to third, and McKee went to right for Niemyer. Roosma grounded out, Hederman to Carney. Wood was safe when Hederman muffed his smash to deep short. Lancaster grounded sharply to Barchet, who threw to second, catching Wood. Cousland hit a Texas leaguer to center. Roper singled, scoring Lancaster. Petersen substituted for Kelly on the mound. Carney stopped Smythe ' s hard drive and threw neatly to Hederman, forcing Roper out. Two hits. One run. Army 8, Navy 5. Ninth inning: McKee hit easily to Roper, and was out at first. Leslie grounded out. Lancaster to Buckley. Ward batted for Petersen, and walked. Harris flied out to Smythe. No hits. No runs. End of game. Army 8, Navy 5. A word must be said about the excellent treatment that the Navy teams received from the Corps of Cadets during their pleasant stay at the Point. The Navy party arrived about four o ' clock Friday afternoon. They were met at the station by officers and cadets, who were most cordial m their greeting. Two divisions in the barracks were turned over to the Navy, and the teams were made very comfortable. The Navy men were shown around the Point, and had fthe pleasure of watching some very snappy drills and . y ' a ' parades. The latter, in particular, were beautiful exhibitions. The sportsmanship of the Cadets was a joy. They backed their teams superbly, and at no time did they allow their intense desire to win to overcome their sense of good sportsmanship. They broke out ; ' ; masse for every spoit, and, from tennis at nine until the end of the baseball game, the stands were in a steady uproar. The " Lucky Bag, " on behalf of the Regiment of Mid- CoACH MiLNER shipmcn, and its representatives, the teams, wishes to Coach Blakeslev % The Navy arnpes at tin- " Point " express appreciation to the authorities and the Corps of Cadets for the very pleasant two days the teams spent with their brothers-in-arms. po a e 4 NAVY ab Harris, c, cf 4 Zimmerman, c. . . . ( Ward, cf 3 ( Hederman, ss. ... 4 1 2 6 1 Niemyer, r. f. ... 4 2 Mills, 2b 4 113 10 Carnev, lb 4 1 2 10 1 McKee, 3b., rf. . . .412020 Barchet, 3b 10 Leslie, If 4 12 3 Kellv, p 3 10 Petersen, p nVaid ARMY ab Smythe, cf. . . . . 4 Dasher, ss 4 Buckley, lb 4 Storck, 3b 4 Roosma, rf 4 Wood, If 4 Lancaster, 2b. ... 4 Cousland, c 4 Rowland, p Roper, p. .... 4 r h po a e 2 12 2 3 11 1 16 3 1 10 1 Totals 36 S 11 27 IS 4 Totals . 34 11 24 12 1 Batted for Petersen in ninth inning. Army 1 1 -■- 1 x— 8 Navy 4 1 0—5 Two base hits— McKee, Dasher, Buckley. Home Runs — Dasher, Wood. Stolen bases— Harris, Smythe. Sacrifice — Ward. Hits— Off Rowland, 4 in 1 inning (none out in second); off Kelly, 11 in 8. Struck out— by Roper, 5; by Kelly, 3. Bases on balls— Off Rowland, 1; off Roper, 1; off Kelly, 1. Double plays— Lancaster and Buckley; Roper and Buckley. Left on bases — Army, 4; Navy 3. LTmpires— O ' Brien and Emslie. Time — 2:23. " That damned goal " S24 ■ g_mjj i - • i ' ' ■i - ' i mu -«; « ; " juy-- - ' ' Tfc bTP " -- ill ARMY-NAVY TRACK IT IS a tradition that Army-Navy contests are always the most hard-fought of the season and that the game is never won till the last man is out. The Serice track meet was not the exception that proves this rule, for the winner was not decided until the last event was run off. Races were won by inches; records were smashed by many seconds; and the happening of the unexpected continu- ally kept the spectators in a high state of excietment. It was not until the last event of the program, the broad jump, that the meet was decided. At that time the score stood Army 593 ; Navy 57%. Navy needed first and third places to win, while second and third was sufficient for the Pointers. Sexton clinched the meet by taking first place with a jump of 22 feet, 93 mches, and Robertson added a little more velvet by taking second place. The Navy showed their superiority on the track, while the Army won the great majority of the points in the field events, making the final score: Army 67 3; Navy 58 . The fractions resulted from a triple tie for third in the high jump between Opie and Johnson of Navy and Hulley of West Point. Another triple tie came in the pole vault when McLean and Huckins of Navy tied Garrecht of the Army for first place at 11 feet 6 inches. Barkes was high point winner of the meet with first place in both the hurdles; Newhall won the mile and took second in the half mile; and Huckins collected seven pomts by tying for first in the pole vault, and by taking second in the high hurdles and third in the broad jump. He was eliminated in the low hurdles when he stumbled over one of the timbers. To pick out an individual event standing aboveallothersis difficult. Probablythe most spectacular and hardest run race of the day was the two-mile, in which Hurd lost to Calhoun by a hair ' s breadth after a finish sprint of three hundred yards. The time was 9 minutes 36-1 5 seconds, breaking the Naval Academy record by 11 seconds, and m addition being the best time made in collegiate circles this year. There prob- ably has never been a time before when two men gave so much to win a race. A real sprint of 300 yards on the end of a two-mile race is almost unheard of, and too much credit cannot be given to these two men who gave their last bit, and were carried from the track exhausted. Thud place was taken by Trudeau in good tune. The meet started with the hundred yard dash. Here the Pointers had a good man in Dean, who beat Marshall in a pretty race by a couple of feet. White tak- ing third. Marshall made a hard fight, but pulled a tendon in the last 25 yards, taking away his chance of winning and eliminating him from the 220, which was to come. The high hurdles were immedi- ately sef up and Huckins, one of the best hurdlers Navy has seen for years, went out to take the measure of the West Point star, Barkes, who had equalled the inter- Captain Hldson collegiate record. The race finished almost as the hundred, another Navy man being nosed out by one just a little better. Doc Hudson was a close third. In the third race, the mile. Navy had the satisfaction of seeing Blackie Newhall beat Nev ' man, upon whom the Pointers counted heavily for a first place. It was Blackie against Red all the way, with Tyree bringing in the third place point. Newhall ran his best race of the season with a lead of four or five yards at the finish. Our splendid quaner mile team continued the good work in the next race by counting all three places. It was a blanket finish with Hammond, Foss, and Schuetz crossing the line in the order named. The three Army entries were very evenly matched some little distance behind. This was as pretty a race to watch as any during the day, although not as evenly contested as some of the Others. After the excitement over the two mile race had died down a little, the track was set for the 220- yard low hurdles. Huckins went into the race with a look in his eye that bodied ill for the man who had beaten him in the highs, and for all records as well. After a " fine start he hit the second hurdle and measured his length on the cinders and came up looking as if he had been thru the battle of the Marne. This left Hudson alone in the running and he came a close second to Barkes. Tammany and Newhall came in with the stuflF in the half mile, winning first and second in a fast race. Graves of the Point, a brother of our own Eddie of crew fame, came in third. Marple and Stryker won first and second in the 220 in almost a dead heat. Marshall was unable to compete in this race on account of pulling a tendon in the hundred. Army ' s big guns were brought into play in the field events. The first disastrous event was the shot put. It was first, second, and third here for the Army with Dabezies the lead-off man. Next Mulligan outdid himself by throwing the discus 13 ! feet 5 inches and easily won first. This event brought despair to the Navy because the trees on the field kept stopping the hefty heaves of the three Navy men. In the high jump Opie and Johnson got into a triple tie for third. Leggett won his usual first in the javelin and smashed his own record. Timberlake beat Ragsdale out for second place on his last throw with a good heave and the midshipmen had to be content here ' fttm " r T-Ptih — ' Start of the 440-yard With six points. In the pole vault we copped the same number of points by getting two men in a triple tie for first place. This left only the broad jump to go, but Navy ' s hopes were shattered when Sexton and Robertson took first and second with two splendid jumps. This finished the scoring for the day. The exhibition relay which was scheduled gave four of the best Navy runners who ever ran a quarter mile a chance to show what they could do. Marple, who had already won the 220, was lead- ofF man and turned over a good lead to Tobelman. Tobelman and Schuetz in turn each increased the lead the man ahead had given him. Hammond, running anchor for Navy, repeated the brilliant race with which he had won the quarter mile and another record was smashed. This ended the finest track meet in which a Navy team has ever competed. Every man who was entered should receive credit for his showing; everyone gave his best to no avail. Let it go on record as the finest track meet that will ever be staged until the Army and Navy meet again next year. ■J) TRACK EVENTS Navy 44 FIELD EVENTS FINAL SCORE Navy U% Navy 58 Opic placing in the Jump 527 -t-- " — er-- lii i-sy- - f -yi — . __ ». r■ s - _ -_vA " !-Vl j AH Wl -vjA) sj -H f aut v i-— jM L_ - mu- ' u.i - ,_ ' «iiiij " ujv I ' .. v- -,» S - - 4 . f -. ■ ■ - y sw 1 fc l»b - .f «i wmWwi» « ri - . As — fm - - anhiw J A r if .r (7r of the ill-]attd game Diiir Iliinii ill btii I ii TENNIS The Navy tennis team triumphed over the West Point players in the hardest played and most closely contested match of the season, by the score of 5-4. ' " Toke " Harshman ' s opponent on the first court was none other than Garbisch, he of the educated toe that placed the pig skin between the uprights for the three points that beat us in Philly last year. The two men took the court and began to warm up. There was a tenseness and calm about the execution of their strokes that intimated to the large gallery of cadets each man ' s determination. Play began and Harshman jumped into the lead play- ing a flashing, bewildering game that kept Garbisch on the defensive while Toke took the net, where his smashes from overhead were hard and true . The first set was Harshman ' s 6-3. The second set started muchthe same way, Garbisch vain- ly trying to beat off the attack. By a series of well timed drives, slashing gets at the net and perfect placements, the Sturdy-coached player ran the score up to 5-1 in games and 40-15, Harshman serving. It was match point, but two ties for the point failed and Harshman went off his game. At the same time Garbisch fighting from behind gave an exhibition of pluck that won the applause of the gallery. He recovered several apparently impossible shots, while Harshman re- peatedly drove into the net or over the back line, losing the set 7-5 . The third set was much the same, going to Garbisch 6-3. Too much credit cannot be given Garbisch for his dogged uphill battle and the splendid spirit and sportmanship he showed. Score 3-6, 7-5, 6-3. With a glint in his eye and his tongue stuck in his left cheek, Lyman went after Castner of Army in his same old style. The results were evident from the first — Lyman was the better man. His play- ing was cool, clever, concentrated, and consistent; and his gets and fast returns of Castner ' s drives were brilliant. He has been a consistent winner all year and his victory in straight sets was well deserved and greatly applauded. Score 6-4, 6-4. Stewart, Army ' s captain, opened fire on Shoup with a volley of burning drives and smashes and won the first set handily. The Navy player could not hit his stride. But with his back to the wall, he came through in the next sets with one of the prettiest Navy victories of the morning. The match ended with a hot line drive by Shoup, which the Army Captain made a desperate effort to touch but missed by two feet. Score 5-7, 6-2, 6-1. m t iw u im w VAk 3J LMr- -MA f- ' - ' J - r ' - fr .- mMl iE , i 4U r L MUI _»tlUftr,r IP I m On the fourth court Bald in played a fine steady game for Army, inning from Hartw ig in two sets. Hartwig phiyed con- sistently and made many hard returns; but his game just suited Baldwin, who " ho took advantage of every opportunity to kill the ball and to pass his opponent at the net. Score 6-3, 6-2. Winslow lost a hard played match to Stone in two duece sets. Stone is a port- sider ' ith speedy ground-covering ability and a good variety of shots. Winslow ' s low driving game was broken up by the consistent returns of his left handed op- ponent while his erratic serving and over- head play allowed the Army man to win, although closely pressed. Score 7-5, 8-6. From a class team to a victory over Army is Ward ' s record for the year. He soon analyzed his opponents ' style of play and beat him by going to the net at every opportunity, where he sharply angled his shots. His place- ments were exact. And combining with this judicious changes of pace, he turned in one more Navy victory which tied thingsupat3-all,insingles.Score6-2,6-4. The score being tied in singles, the struggle was on in earnest in the doubles. The Navy team threw a bolt into the kaydet machinery by winning the first set 6-2. But the fighting spirit of Garbisch seemed to dominate the West Point attack and they brought the score up to 5-1 in games and 40- love. The crucial point had arrived — only one point was needed by the Kay- dets to take the set. But Shoup served three balls, one was an ace and two that were too hot to handle, while Harsh- man assisted him at the net for the next two points. It was beautiful play and with the confidence of having overcome set point, the Navy team stiffened its play and won five straight games for a victory. Score 6-2, 7-5. Our second doubles team played mighty good tennis to win their match. Lyman was invincible at the net and Hartwig played the best game of his career. After a long stubborn fight in the second set, the Kaydet team finally succumbed to a cross-court drive by Navy ' s skipper-to-be, and the referee called, " Game - Set - Match - Tourna- ment. " Score 6-3, 8-6. Stone and Baldwin waltzed through Moeller and Windslow for an easy vic- tory in the third doubles. The Navy pair could not get under way, while the Army players were at their best. The The victory was complete and well earned. However the final result of the tournament was unaffected by this match, since Navy had won both ot the other doubles matches. Score 6-3, 6-4. Harshman i v i " juj y ij " - " M yt ■M|t» " ' Hy ! ;- ' ' } ' ' — ' ' t= H ■jwat ig LJu tJ -jut ;- fjU l i g LJ M ' SXVg bt - BASKETBALL The historic gymnasium was packed and jammed with a crowd ot 3,000. Here and there a spot of blue and gold stood out like a cheering beacon from the general color sc heme of grey and khaki. We were on the floor early, getting a big cheer from the Kaydets, as the team cir- cled and twisted, sending the ball through from all angles and distances. A ripple ot nervousness was perceived m the densely packed mass of grey as McKee and Craig looped in a few from the center of the court. Finally the Captains met and shook hands, and the game was on. Newman, the lanky Kaydet center, touched the ball first, sending it to Roosma, who, after a short dribble dropped in the first field goal of the game. Vichules added two more from their foul line. Craig was fouled and made good his two tries but decided Navy needed more. A speedy throw from 50 feet away was followed by a duplicate from twice the distance. Both shots swished through the basket neatly. Forbes tied the score for Army by a short throw from under the basket but this was offset by McKee ' s long shot from the center of the court. Army took time out to think things over. A small but enthusiastic quota of Navy rooters gave a Big Hand that brought us a cheer from the Kaydets. Vichules started things again by a long dribble, passing to Newman, who looped the basket and tied the score at eight all. This seemed to weary the Pointers again so they took time out for another little talk, while Newman, their red-headed center, massaged a sore tummy after doing a double flop to the deck. Craig sent us ahead by another try from the foul line, Barnes quickly making the score 11 to 8 and McKee boosting Navy stock up to 13. Newman caged one to make things more inter- esting but " Cupid " Craig grabbed a long pass and scored. Leggett carved his niche by tallying from the foul line for one point. The Kaydets rung one at this point but McKee closed the first half by a beauty from mid court. Navy 18, Army 12. The teams came in for the final struggle, each showing the terrific strain of the first halt. McKee was handed a wire from Admiral Wilson asking that the good work be kept up, which he silently handed to the others. Craig opened up with a long try that was short, leaving Legget to draw first blood by making good a foul. He soon found the range and caged three in succession. The Kaydets rose en masse to ISmz s!«iiiiiiiiiii:ii ii " " H«K a " fflnilE i i i 4 I % m 4 i ■«g i spurthe team on; they stayed up the rest of the game. The Kaydets moved upon fouls. Leggett had to leave at this poim, but was ably replaced by Matteucci. Barnes and Craig made a couple, shoot- mg our score up to 25. McKee dribbled 50 feet down the court and made the prettiest shot of the game, shooting the ball with one hand as he slipped and fell. This brought us up to 27. A fierce rally by the Kaydets tied the score with three minutes to play but the Navy was not to be denied. A foul and then three successive field goals by Craig, Barnes and McKee gave us the victory. A lone tally boosted the Army score to 29. This victory gives us the edge in the series and brings to an end the string of fourteen victories accumulated by the Army five during the present season. It was their second defeat in 49 contests, covering a period of three years. Between the halves the Kaydets amused us with their usual vaudeville antics. Several allegorical figures in Army and Navy uniforms and representing football, baseball and track appeared on the scene. In each case the Army triumphed and drove the Blue figure from the field. Finally the Army was made to run by having a tennis racquet applied where it would do the most good. Later, they scored another block and tackle failure, when an attempt to hoist numerous pennants bearing the scores of victorious Navy games proved unsuccessful. We suggest that our brothers -in-arms take a P-work in Seamanship. !i.M!ili:iiPJ ' ini-M ' %|{ii ' " H|||| t ' ( " ' ■ ' r WEST COAST TRIP After several months of negotiation, the Navy football team was finally allowed to accept the invitation of the University of Washington to play at Pasadena, California, at the Tournament of Roses, on New Year ' s day. Shortly after the Army game the team resumed practice, and passed and kicked and bucked in the snow on Farragut Field until Christmas day, when they left to meet the " Huskies " from Washington. The trip was interesting in several respects. Sightseeing was in order, and Bob Folwell let it become known to the inhabitants of the " windy city " that " old sailors never die. " Arriving at Pasadena the team was feted royally, but strict training prevailed, and the genial hospitality of the Californians was not allowed to interfere with the schedule laid down by Bob Folwell. New Year ' s day was clear and warm, a little too warm for an ideal football day, but no one seemed to mind, for it was the " Tourna- ment of Roses, " and nothing mattered but enjoying one ' s self — and defeating Washington. Our rooting section — composed of the officers and men of the Battle Fleet, and led by ex- Naval Academy cheer leaders — noisily ac- claimed the team. The combined ship ' s bands played Anchor ' s Aweigh; the Navy Goat, suit- ably escorted, marched on the field, was intro- duced to the Univ. of Washington mascot, an Alaskan Husky dog, and the game was underway. The opening quarter was scoreless, with Navy constantly the aggressor. At one time we were within a yard of the opposing goal, but the Husky line held, and we lost the ball. The first sensation of the game was Pete McKee ' s 30-yard pass to Cullen. Navy drew first blood when, on the opening play of the second quarter, a pass, McKee to Cullen, gave us a touchdown. McKee kicked the goal. Shortly after this Wilson, Washing- ton half back, ran 22 yards for a touchdown. Sherman kicked, and the score was 7-7. Navy then let loose a volley of passes — the freak " basketball pass " predominating, and soon Pete McKee crossed the Washington line for our second touchdown. He kicked the goal, and the score was Navy 14, Washington 7. The remainder of the game was after this fashion : Carney kicked over the goal line. The ball was brought back to Washington ' s 20-yard line. Wilson lost one yard. Abel gained six yards and Wilson five. First down on Wash- ington ' s 23-yard line. Wilson ' s forward pass was incomplete. Abel kicked and Navy received on Navy ' s 2S-yard line. Shapley made 11 yards and first down around right end, and was taken off the field with a broken collar bone. McKee gained a yard around right end as the half ended. Score: Navy 14, Washing- ton 7. Third Quarter: Abel kicked to Levensk ' on Navy ' s 30-yard line. Query gained five yards, and Devens three. Cullen kicked to Abel, who returned to Washington ' s 25-yard line. Wilson waded through center for two yards. Abel made two more. Wilson punted to Navy ' s 34-yard line where the ball was downed. McKee passed over the line to Taj ' lor for a gain M ' r rmr ■ nr .n rffi " n«nirTi .n rri t ' injnir — TrtiMrTTi ■t ' - of five yards. Another pass, McKee to Cullen, gained twelve yards, giving Navy first down in the middle of the field. Another pass, McKee to Devens, gained fifteen yards. Mc- Kee ' s forward pass was intercepted by Sher- man, who returned five yards to Washington ' s IS-yard line. Tesraii failed to gain. Wilson punted to McKee, who ran out of bounds. Query around right end for fifteen yards, plac- ing the ball on Washington ' s 3S-yard line. Criss-cross, McKee to Query, gained five yards. Query attempted to kick a goal from the 40- yard line, but it went wild. Washington ' s ball on her owti 20-yard line. Wilson hit left tackle for four yards. Wilson went through for three yards. Abel punted to McKee on Navy ' s 43-yard line. He returned four yards. McKee around right end for a gain of nine yards. Devens made six yards through left tackle, giving Navy first down on Washington ' s 39-yard line. Query around right end for five yards. McKee circled right end for six yards, giving Navy another first down on Washington ' s 29-yard line. Devens went through left guard for three yards. Short pass, McKee to Taylor, gained four yards as the quarter ended. Score: Navy 14, Washington 7. Fourth Quarter: Washington ' s ball on her owni 20-yard line. Wilson gained nine yards, making it first down on Washing- ton ' s 32-yard line. Abel squirmed through a broken field for eight yards. He fumbled, but Sherman recovered. Wilson gained two yards and firs t down on Washington ' s 44-yard line. Abel punted thirty yards, the ball being grounded on Navy ' s 22-yard line. Querv gained three yards around right end. A bad pass by Matthews left the ball rolling free. Washington recovered the ball on Navy ' s 10- yard line. Wilson fumbled, but recovered. On a criss- cross. Wilson to Tesrau, Washington lost a yard. Wilson slipped to the ground as he attempted to throw a forward pass. Abel passed to Bryan, who stepped across the line for a touchdown. Sherman kicked the goal. Score: Navy 14, Washington 14. Abel kicked off. The kick was short, Shewell catching it on Navy ' s 28-yard line. He re- turned five yards. McKee ' s pass to Cullen was incomplete. Shewell replaced by Brant. Cullen went through right tackle for six yards. Swart replaced Cullen. Wilson gained two yards, but Washington was off side, and was penalized five yards. Wilson punted forty yards to McKee, who returned ten yards. McKee made three yards around left end. Query hit center for two yards. McKee made seven yards and first down on Navy ' s 33-yard line. Devens went through cente - for six yards. Game ended with ball on Navy ' s 38-yard line. Final Score: Navy 14, Washington 14. It is readily seen from the above account that Ira McKee was the principal star for Navy. The whole team, in fact, plaved smooth, air- tight ball. We have had the pleasure of meeting the University of Washington in crew several times, but this is the first meeting in any other sport. We sincerely hope that it will not be the last, for we have found that their teams are composed of excellent sportsmen, whom it is a pleasure to play. ■f. v ' %:! ;i%m 4 r : M ' m ' M ' ' : % ' " gr " SK SSf SBSlS ' SB ' iy ' u ?_«u| 5_ " HyJi- anp p J S? !? 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Koolage exclusive WHITE and KHAKI UNIFORM TAILOR -both are " Jenkins Jenkins Valves range in size from one eighth inch to valves so large that a man could walk through them. They contribute much to the efficient operation of plants, factories, and build- ings of various types. Wherever valves are re- quired for power plants, plumbing, heating, fire pre- vention, and other uses, they provide a dependable service. Many years of use- fulness and freedom from costly repairs and replace- ments a ff ord the true main- tenance economy that the efficient engineer seeks. JENKINS BROS. New York Boston Philadelphia Chicago Always marked with the " Diamond " FOR PERMANENCE USE Portsmouth Iron Copper Iron Ohio Metal Copper Steel For all purposes requiring black, galvanized and blue annealed sheets or plates, where durj bility, resistance to rust and working qualities are necessary. WHEELING STEEL : CORPORATION : (leneial Offices WHEELING, W. VA XVIII Ill u lU ' nil il. S I ' t « I, I ■ S.M.a. r, A i I 1 » lis 5 ' «t| " f r.. ••«► JWk ii ' : . ntiotcl Commodore One of the Famous Bowman Hotels In its magnitude, its architectural beauty, and in its amazing capacity for the suniptuous entertainment of many guests, The Commodore is one of the great hotels of the world. But this supreme physical greatness is only a background for sincere hospi- tality and unusual personal service to the individual guest. Just a step from the smart shops of Fifth Avenue. Convenient to Rail- road Terminals. Close to theatres, clubs, libraries, music and art exhi- bitions. Surface cars, elevated and subways at hand bring every part of the city within easy touch. Direct indoor connection with Grand Central Terminal. A special discount of 25% on room rates to TSlaval Officers and Midshipmen. JOHN Mc E. BOWMAN President GEO. W. SWEENEY Vice-Pres. St Managing Dir. XIX Officers ' Footwear of Distinction Shoes and Oxfords for Dress, Service and Civilian Wear Stetson Shops, im. 5 E. 42nd St. at Fifth Ave. Broadway at 45th Street, Hotel Astor 143 Broadway at Liberty St., New York Distributors oj the Products of The STETSON SHOE CO., Inc., South Weymouth, Mass. Stetson Shoes Our Flag on the Seven Seas Keeping the Stars and Stripes on the Seven Seas, commanding the respect of all nations and demonstrating the power of this Republic is the job of the United States Navy. Turnmg out men to manage and direct the great battle fleets is the job of the United States Naval Academy. The midshipman ' s " first line of defense " is shredded wheat biscuit It builds strong, sturdy bodies and fortifies tiiem agamst those ailments that come from indigestion and mal-nutrition. It supplies all the body-building elements of the whole wheat grain and contains just enough bran to keep the bowels healthy and active. Two Biscuits with milk or fresh fruits make a complete, nourishing meal to work on, to play on, to study on. Made otilv bv THE SHREDDED WHEAT COMPANY Niagara Falls, N. Y. 5:? X ' -■sir- !; - ' v - cn; V N m t :k V N M, % v.- . ,. IMJi- ESTABLISHED 1818 I DIRECTORS Frederick Brooks Chairman MADISON AVENUE COR. FORTY-FOURTH STREET, N. Y. To correct an erroneous impression that the ownership and management ot the business have undergone a change, Brooks Brothers takes oc- casion to pubhsh the names of its Directors and Officers, and to state that the business has been operated continuously for more than one hun- dred and five years, and is still in the Control of the Direct Descendants ot the Founder Walter Brooks Harold Brooks Winthrop H. Brooks Eugene E. Mapes Owen Winston William B. Hardin Albert E. Baeder George H. Howard OFFICERS Eugene E. Mapes President Owen Winston Vice-President William B. Hardin Treasurer Winthrop H. Brooks Secretary Albert E. Baeder Ass ' t. Treasurer BOSTON TREMONTCOft. BOYLSTON NEWPORT 220 Bellevue avenue For Finest Residences, Clubs, Yachts, Automobiles, and for Prizes and General Presentation Purposes The 8-dav, High-Grade, World-Renowned " CHELSEA " MANTEL, BOUDOIR, SHIP ' S BELL, AUTO, MOTOR BOAT AND YACHT CLOCKS In bronze metal and mahogany (period) cases. Cost more than others, but the value is there. All others are comparative. ASK any USER. On sale by high-class jewelers and nautical instrument dealers in chief cities CHELSEA CLOCK CO. 10 State Street Boston, Mass., U. S. A. Gyro- Pi lots Gyro-Compasses Gyro Ship Stabilizers Navigational Instruments Gun Fire Control Apparatus Naval, Military and Commercial Searchlights •» THE SPERRY GYROSCOPE CO. LONDON NEW YORK- TOKYO 15 Victoria Street Manhattan Bridge Plaza .Mitsui Building Brooklyn PERRY FOR 66TTeQ NAV(GAT)ON XXI New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden, New Jersey Stout, R. F. Meints, C. G. ADVERTISING STAFF Howard, Jr., H. P. Campbell, Jr., R. L. Collins, H. L. Bolton, H. J. XXII XXV I « t 9 ' ft V. ij i?i CLASS BASEBALL " lif ?i j CLASS SWIMMING j CLASS FOOTBALL XXVI L. b. Ckll.SER ■UMAHA. • 1:..JLIPPED WITH MA.W CKA.Nli Al, li AND III 1 ING.SOF KkA.--b A U kl. 1 I ' KOUl ' ALLOYS Valves, fittings, specialties and pip- ing lor industrial applications of steam, water, gas, air, oil or ammo- nia lor any purpose, or on any scale, are supplied by Crane service. From huge valves, fittings and pipe bends, manulactured to individual specifications, or heating special- ties automatic in operation, to sani- tary fixtures ol standardized design, dependable quality is assured by Crane engineering standards de- veloped by an experience dating from 1855. CRAN E GENERAL OFFICESi CRANE BUILDING, 836 S. MICHIGAN AVE . CHICAGO CRANE LIMITED. 386 BEAVER HALL SQUARE. MONTREAL. QUEBEC Branchei and Salet Offices in One Hundred and Forty-fi ' vc Citiei National Exhibit Roomt: Chicago, Netu York, Atlantic City and ian Francisco fVorks: Chicago, Bridgeport, Birmingham, Chattanooga and Trenton CRANE EXPORT CORPOR. TION: NEW YORK, SAN FR. NCISCO CRANE-BENNETT, Ltd.. LONDON Ca CRANE, PARIS I - Pressure Angle Valve XXVI! )0W fEfS CHOCOLATES have accompanied the Navy and Army around the World, journeyed in the Far North and in the Torrid Zone. They have met all requirements of the Service in assortment, quality and style of packing. We specialize on packages with domestic and Service packing — and on Cream and Chocolate Bars for general sale. WALTER M. LOWNEY CO., Boston, Mass. " The manufacture of steel for ordnance was begun in 1875. The first order from the United States Navy to an American manufacturer was entered by Midvale as its Mill Order 6618. It called for three inch howitzers. Such com- plicated forgings were outside the experience of our Forge and the work was not completed until the summer of 1876. It was then done by George Roxborough, a skilled hammerman brought from Frankford for the special purpose. " From " HISTORY OF MIDVALE " , by Aertsen From the days of George Roxborough to the present time Midvale has kept pace with the latest developments in the production of the highest quality steel products for the United States Navy. Guns 6 " to 16 " -- Armor - A. P. Projectiles -- Heavy Shafts Large and Difficult Iron or Steel Castings Miscellaneous Heavy Forgings - Gyroscope Forgings Tme Msdvaile Company HEC TO H, FMHILADEILFIHIHA XXVIII (. HOTEL ASTOR I i here oic oreame me spar i ia a fnosp iere o " i iai JVeii ' yo7-K yoic nai e arme. o en oy — IV iere you. are bur a slep n-om uieviaynouses ana s iops you nave eojne lo visi — lynere you n in- your rooms I fie cojiiiorl a no resi of your cinm Aome. f -ecI ' Jc A.A uscJienAeii TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK Broadway, Forty- fourth Forty-fifth directs II On and Up Where will you be ten years from now? That depends largely on the health you are maintaining today. The lad- der of success has no room for the man who is " feeling poorly, thank you " . Avoid a system clogged with the poisons of constipation. Feel well and look well. You can correct constipation in nature ' s way, and have a good digestion and com- plexion free from blemishes, by eating Fleischmann ' s Yeast daily. Two TO Three Cakes a Day Makes ' ' ou Fit — Keeps You Fit Ask Your Grocer THE FLEISCHMANN COMPANY CLOTHES FI.XCHI.EY CUES fARTICLI.AK ATTHXriOX TO CLOTHES AXD HABEKDASHERy FOli COLLEGE MEN. SELECTIONS ARE MOST EXCEL SI VE AND THE SERVICE RENDERED IS VERY COMPLETE. rr.sTO.if ri.x .sii uiTHOin THE . . ■A■o)■. .vt■A■ or .A rny.oy KLADy-TO-PUT-0. [FDMCCffllLlEY 5Wpit 46 th. Street NEW VORK XXLX THE NAVY ON LAND „ MOVING A U " NAVA L RAILWAY BATTERY INTO FIRING POSITION Builders of Locomotives of All Classes; Gun Carriages and Heavy Transportation Units for Special Service THE BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS PHILADELPHIA XXX When the British Press Gang Failed When the U. S. S. Constitution was in Ports- mouth Roads, England, in 1811, the British Naval Commander tried to send a press gang aboard, and maneuvered two of his vessels in a threaten- ing manner. Captain Isaac Hull, commanding the Constitution, made quick preparations for action — and the Americans were so determined and so ready for battle that the British vessels sheered off. Almost from its beginning the United States Navy has served its guns with du Pont Powder. E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS CO., INC. WILMINGTON, DELAWARE In 1802, practically all du Pont Powder was used iormilitary purposes. Today, 98 ' ; ol du Pont ex- plosives are used in mining, agriculture and industry. XXXI A Message To The Graduating Class The Navy is your chosen life work. If you would succeed in your profession, you must keep abreast of the times. New ideas are always being brought out; changes being advocated. To keep in touch with these changes, to play your part in molding the Navy, you must know what these changes are. The Naval Institute PROCEEDINGS is devoted to the advancement of professional and scientific knowl- edge in the Navy. There is no other publication con- taining such a wealth of information, or showing to the same extent the Navy ' s thoughts and the Navy ' s needs. Many memberships in the Naval Institute cover more than forty years. To you, as a commissioned officer in the Navy, is offered the opportunity to partici- pate in the objects for which the Naval Institute was founded, and to share in the benefits from such an association. The Naval Institute PROCEEDINGS is read in every quarter of the world, wherever there are navies. Hundreds of officers of foreign naviesare glad to sub- scribe at the subscription rate of S5.50 U. S. Gold. Membership, at S.i.00 per vear, is available to you. This includes the PROCEEDINGS. Some of the members of your class are already members of the Naval Institute. Most of them come from the upper third of vour class. What does all this signify to your JOIN NOW. Address: Secretary and treasurer U. S. Naval Institute Annapolis, Maryland Moore ' s Confectionery MARYLAND AVENUE and PRINCE GEORGE STREET ANNAPOLIS MARYLAND Telephone Sixty-Nine We have for the past Twenty-Eight Years SERVED THE MIDSHIPMEN WITH OUR UNSURPASSED SERVICE. Fountain Sundaes Sodas Sandwiches FEATURING Whitman ' s, ' Devoine ' , and " Martha Washington " The FIRST and LAST CHANCE is JVlOOTC S XXXII STANDARD OIL CO. OF NEW YORK 26 Broadway ]Vew York The Mark of Quality Socony Products Illuminating Oils Gasoline and Motor Spirits Asphaltums, Binders and Road Oils Lubricating Oils and Greases Fuel Oil Paraffine Wax and Candles Lamps, Stoves and Heaters Branch Offices in the Principal Cities of Japan Philippine Islands Turkey China Straits Settlements Syria Indo-China Netherlands India Bulgaria Siam South Africa Greece India Australasia Jugoslavia XXXIII (iJmerica ' sJbremostJine candy fsimous o (en package loolijbr the gold tag $ l p per pound Price higher on Pacific Slope Bonbons and Chocolates Assorted Chocolates L ' limiaiim-J -• l!ii ' The BELLEVUE- STRATFORD Broail and Walnut Streets PHILADELPHIA, PA. James P. A. O ' Conor, Manngiitg Director — headquarters of the Navy during the many Service games held in Philadelphia. — and a good " anchorage " at any time whether on duty, pleasure or to visit the many scenes of historic in- terest with which the Philadelphia district abounds. Olher Hotels under the Direction of Boomer-duPont Properties, Inc.: THE WALDORF-ASTORIA New York THE NEW WILLARD Washington, D. C. " DAVIDSON PUMPS Steam and Centrifugal ti ' SMS " M. T. Davidson Company 43-53 Keap Street Brooklyn, N. Y. S THE -r ' GINGER ALE from VIRGINIA PREFERRED— Because of its delicacy of flavor, fragrance of arovia, gingery snap, purity and general excellence KEEPS IN ANY CLIMATE THE BEAUFONT CO., INC. Sole Manufacturers RICHMOND, VA. XXXIV SAFETY fVhat Does It Mean to You? As you go through life, you will find it posted everywhere — Mills, Factories, Stores, Railroads, Ships, all have their share of the warning. Apply SAFETY to brakes, and the result is BRAKE LINING. Brake Lining makes brakes or clutches efficient, dependent upon quality of lining. Stationary bands, shoes, blocks, etc., come in contact with revolving parts of mechanism, and the friction or gripping of the brake retards the motion. Brakes or clutches are but another name for Safety devices. [h rmoi( " .RAKEUNlVo- ' ::VoRAULIC COMPRfss, lOO % HYDRAULIC COMPRESSED BRAKE LINING is constructed ot pure Canadian asbestos inter- woven and reinforced with brass wire and impregnated with a compound which adds great strength, durability, and gripping power and which makes the lining im- pervious to oil, water, gasoline, grease, or dirt, and any heat to which it will ever be subjected in service. ru i ivi, J ASBESTOS BRAKE BLOCKS are made jpl nnOlPl from special moulds and will accurately fit any style of machine. Composed of Can- adian fibre asbestos interwoven with brass wire impregnated with fireproof friction compound and cured under 2000 pounds hydraulic pressure. Will outlast many sets of ordinary blocks. Made in any width, thickness, design or shape. TflCmiOICl blocks are not made from scraps or short fibres ground into a pulp and then moulded. Guarantee ihCfinOICl Hydraulic Comprfssed 100 per cent Brake Lining is absolutely guaranteed to give more satisfactory results, to have a more uniform friction or gripping pozcer, and to outwear any other Brake Lining manufactured. We also guarantee that it is not affected by heat, oil, grease, -water, gasoline or dirt. hermoid Robber Compani New ork Factorv and Alain Offices: TRENTON, ' NEW JERSEY, U. BRANCHES Boston Cleveland Atlanta Kansas City Los Angeles Seattle London Paris Turin S. A. Chicago San Francisco Detroit . XXV XXXVI 66 AEMA VIRUMQUE ALMOST the whole span of recorded u human history separates the present from the dim, far-off days of which Virgil sang. ' et even in those legendary days, men alone did not constitute a complete fight- ing force. Just as now, they had to have fighting equipment. They required gal- leys for their navies. They required for their armies battering rams to smash through the walls of beleaguered cities; catapults to hurl stones and other mis- siles; bows and arrows, swords and spears. In other words, arms were required as well as men. In every age, every army and navy is dependent in the last analysis on shops, furnaces, forges, foundries. From Troy to the Argonne, military science has progressed in step with the mechanical arts. And from Damascus blades down to modern heavy armor plate and giant guns, the war needs of each age have al- ways spurred the steelmakers of that age to their best efforts. The supplying of ordnance material to the United States Army and Navy has been Bethlehem ' s privilege and one of its chief activities for forty years. BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY General Offices, BETHLEHEM, PA. XXXVII CLASS TENNIS Simmons, W. F., Watts, E., Thomas, L. H., Howard, H. P., Worthington, J. M., Patterson, G. W. CLASS WATER POLO Qltnn, B. D., Armor, H., Strohecker, F. A., Ricketts, J. B.. Shannon, J. T., Dalton, L. W., MacDonald, C. C, Darlington, J. J., Allen, J. L. MAKE The Farmer ' s National Bank 1805-1924 Annapolis, Maryland YOUR FINANCIAL CENTER XX.Wll XXXIX The Bab cock Manufacturers of WATER TUBE MARINE BOILERS AND SUPERHEATERS FOR NAVAL AND MERCHANT VESSELS OF ALL CLASSES Installations total over Six Million Horsepower MECHANICAL ATOMIZING OIL BURNERS FLEXIBLE RELIABLE EFFICIENT Over Five Thousand Installed in Naval and Merchant Vessels CONCENTRATION APPARATUS FOR MEASURING SURFACE CONDENSER LEAKAGE. BOILER WATER SALINITY AND OTHER USES FRANK THOMAS COMPANY, Inc. WHITE UNIFORMS Known Throughout the Service as the Best Whites i M ade in the States XL The initials of a friend You will find these letters on many tools by which electricity works. They are on great generators used by electric light and power companies ; and on lamps that light millions of homes. They are on big motors that pull railway trains ; and on tiny motors that make hard housework easy. By such tools electricity dispels the dark and lifts heavy burdens from human shoulders. Hence the letters G-E are more than a trademark. They are an emblem of service— the initials of a friend. GENERAL ELECTEIC XLIII " . «k ' t ' ' ? t Iv - J f II f CLASS SOCCER f f 1 m ' Jfc; -i l " ' ' , |fc CLASS HANDBALL CLASS RIFLE CLASS BOXING XLIV f ' I I ' fVhen An African King Defied the U.S. Navy BACK in 1842 when the navy had sails, His Majesty King Crack O, the big negro chief of a kingdom on the Berribee Coast of Africa, seized two American trading vessels, held the cargoes and tortured the masters. A few months later in the following year Cap- tain Matthew Calbraith Perry ' s squadron consisting of the sloop-of-war " Saratoga " ,the frigate " Macedonian " and the brigs-of-war " Decatur " and " Porpoise " paid a call on His Majesty and demanded surrender of the cargo and murderers. Not being familiar with the thorough ways of the U. S. Navy, His Highness refused by attempting to kill Captain Perry at the conference, but a sailor prevented — and the war was on. What the King and his Royal Subjects ever thought of the " thunder and lightning guns " was never known — for after the bom- bardment King Crack O ' s kingdom of five towns no longer appeared on the African map. In that year the present firm was founded by Charles Cory in a little shop on Division Street, New York City. Since then Chas. Cory Son, Inc., has served with distinction the U. S. Navy De- partment in the origination of I. C. Systems and the upbuilding of its Signal and Fire Control Systems. Philadelphia, The Bourse BRANCH OFFICES New Orleans, 826 Baronne Street Seattle, 515 Hoge Building San Francisco, II Mission Street CHAS. CORY© SONInc. 183 Varick Street, New York City The World ' s Largest Manu acturcr o{ Marine Sig- nalling, Commiinicaling and Lighting Equipment iTificr " Nearly a Century of Safety ' XLV XLVI Carbel ftall ie 0Uit imt Snn, t )t gcene of WBiniton CtjurcfjIU ' si fagcinatins nobcl " 3 tci)arli Carbel, " tfjc renbe boufi of all i abal people, ttje center of tfje cabemp ' si Social life. a JVhere are the Drags of Youngster Year? ' ' You will find THE NATIONAL MEM- ORY AND FELLOWSHIP BOOK an ideal medium in which to record interesting events ot your career, autographs, souvenirs, and photographs. A favorite among Midshipmen is the special edition made for the Navy and em- bossed with the Naval Academy Seal. The NATIONAL is used at the principal schools and colleges throughout the country. Full particulars may be obtained from the Lucky Bag Staff, or COLLEGE MEMORY BOOK COMPANY Exclusive Publishers 538 S. Dearborn St. Chicago, 111. iji_j£.c TN the service o " the UNITED STATES A NAVY in all its branches Gould Storage Bat- teries have performed their most brilliant work. GOULD STORAGE BATTERY CO. 30 E. 42nd Street, New York, N. Y. 6ouUBotteru XLIX I ' , ' ' ' ' ) ' ' - ' ' ' ' - % 1924 Lucky Ba| On, 4CE more our labors are ended and the Lucky Bag is ready for June Week. It has been a constant source of inspiration to have been privileged to work with the splendid young men of the ' 24 Staff. We congratulate each and every one of them and the whole 1924 Class on their wonderful spirit and unfailing optimism. They will soon be officers in the Navy, our first line of defence. That they will uphold its best traditions, we are assured. That they will, if duty calls, add new lustre to its laurels, we do not doubt. Our warmest wish is that each may have his fondest hopes realized in full measure. May we never have another war. But may we always have the safe insurance of the finest Navy afloat and men like the Class of 1924 to command it. The Du Bois Press ' Chester, New York f k I h L= k c S - l J - c S - jS - c - J c - c - LI Horn ' s Ice Cream is sold to Midshipmen exclusively at the Midshipmen ' s Store IT IS QUALITY THAT COUNTS You may procure Horns Ice Cream in Baltimore Richmond Annapolis Norfolk Crisfield Salisbury Newport News The best work and the best price in Job Printing We Specialize in Midshipmen ' s Calling Cards Binding of Logs, etc. ' i fvfVt- f ff:i t CIRCULATION STAFF To )— Eraser, T. E.; Bourke, R. J. Jr.; Ellis, N. W.; Shannon, J. T.; Hudnall, J. H. N,; Sanford, J. R.; Wilkin, W. D. 5oHom— Sullivan, J. E.; Hatcher, R. S.; Swart, R. L; Campbell, L. F.; Gibbons, J. H.; Blnker, F. R.; Tonkin, C. T. LI I I -i r? Your Organization The limits of these paa;es prevent us from showing more than a partial list of Westinghouse Marine Apparatus, but it is sufficient to show the breadth of Westinghouse Marine activity. A full appreciation of the vast organization back of these marine products, can only be had by a visit to our two main factories at East Pittsburgh and South Philadelphia, Pa. It has taken many years to build up this organization to its present high efficiency and ability to serve. This organization is your organization, for your problems are our problems. At your request, engineering consultation will cheerfully be rendered. Air Heaters Air Ejectors Ammeters Arc Lamps . rc Welding Equip- ments Automotive Electric Equip- ment Battery Charging Panels Circulating Pumps Condensing Equipment Control Apparatus Cooking Utensils, Electric Crane Motors Dead Eront Safety Euse Panels Diesel - Electric Pro- pulsion Equipment Drills, Electric Hand Oper- ated Electrically Heated Hot Ta- bles Elevator Motors and Control Fans, Ceiling, Desk and Bracket Flood Lighting Projectors Geared Turbine Pro- pelling Equipment Generators up to +5,000 kw. Glue Pots, Electrically Heat- ed Heaters, Electric Industrial Haulage Trolleys Instruments— Electrical Industrial Heating Plates Insulation Material Insulators Lamp Sockets, Shades and Brackets Lighting Fixtures Lightning Arresters Locomotives — Bald- win, Westinghouse Machine Tool Motors Melting Pots Meter Panels Meters, Electrical All Types Micarta Motor-Generators All Sizes Motors for all ship and Shipyard Appli- cations — 1 50 to 45,000 h.p, Planer-Motor Equipments Portable Electric Grinders Radio Apparatus Relays Resisters Rheostats Safety Apparatus, Electrical Small Turbines for all needs Solder Pots, Electric Starting Switches Stokers Substations, Outdoor Transformers, all Types Transmission Line Fittings Turbine Electric Pro- pelling Equipment Generators for Light and Power Ventilating Equipment Water-Tight Motors and Control for Deck and Engine room Westinghouse Electric Manufacturing Company East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sales Offices in All Principal American Cities Special Pacific Coast Representatives, Hunt, Kirk Company, San Francisco CE Baltimore 109 South St. Newport News Warwick Pier MARINE SERV New Orleans 522 Gravier St. New York . 596 Court St., Brooklyn Philadelphia . . 1442 Widener Bldg. STATIONS San Francisco 141 Second St. Savannah 406 E. 39th St. LIII We deeply appreciate the distinction conferred in selecting us as binders of the 1924 LUCKY BAG and hold invaluable the reputation established in producing bindings for the nineteen twenty-one and nine- teen twenty-three Lucky Bags. Pro- claimed as the finest college annual of the year 1923. The honors thus attained are aug- mented by our selection as the binders for the 1925 LUCKY BAG We honor the 7nen zvho serve their class- mates with unstinted effort each year. L F. TAPLEY CO. ' Distinctive " Biii dings Thompson Avenue and Court Street Long Island City, New York i I.IV 5I 1849 SEVENTY - FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 1924 Naval Uniforms Civilian Dress THE WM. H. BELLIS CO. (OPPOSITE HOTEL MARYLAND) Civilian Dress for September Leave Special Price List to Gj ' aduating Class m ZZ77A Z WILL be treasured by you as a record of the golden days of youth ; of events large and small that will be thus recalled in later years and always with delight; of friendships that will remain forever green. It will be the Magic Door through which you need only to pass, to step from Age back into Youth! To us whose privilege it was to have a large and pleas- ant part in its making, this Book will always be reminder of the many friendships that grew and multiplied in its building And so we extend to the Class our heartiest congratulations and to those of you whom we came to know best, Adios ! Hasta la vista! An organization of skilled craftsmen, designers, artists and photo- engravers rendering superior photo-engraving service. Designers and Engravers of the Lucky Bag rHOTO-ENGrlR OI • - - BfNjf. FRANKLIN JAMfyy President m y7 A 6l4 CHESTNUT ST EfT " Tbiladelpbia v ym LVI the international favorite Established 1851 Chicago 11-13 E. Illinois St. H. KOHNSTAMM COMPANY Manujacturers of LAUNDERER ' S MATERIALS Factories: Brooklyn, N. Y. Pavonia, N. J. 83-93 Park Place New ' ork, N. Y. Carte Table d ' Hoti- Black Cat Restaurant Imported and Domestic CHOCOLATES and BON BONS . 63 Maryland Avenue Annapolis, Md. The New Ebbitt Fourteenth and F Streets WASHINGTON, D. C. Army and Navy Headquarters Modern in Every Appointment Running Water in Every Room Splendid Cafe The " HOMEY HOTEL " where Service is the rule Geo. F. Schutt Proprietor Augustus Gumpert M.inagcr LVII CLASS TRACK CLASS FENCING Top: Perry, R. E.; Morgan, A. M.; Hyman, W. M. Silting: Price, C. H.; Tiemroth, H. H.; Oswald, A. H. CLASS WRESTLING Top: Cameron, T. S.; Dantzler, T.T.; Rodney, J. B.i Dugan, H. J.; LisHNEss, R. W.; Becker, H. P. Silling: Tracy, O. W.; Bailey, S. M.; Sisson, T. U.; Dickie, A. B.; Abrahams, N. W.; Morrill, J. H. LVIII INDEX TO ADVERTISERS A Alligator Clothing Co l.xi American Laundry Machinery Co., The Lvix Annapolis Banking Trust Co vi Art Press Lii Armour Co x Army Navy Journal xxv B Babcock Wilcox Co., The x.xx.x Bailey, Banks Biddle Co v Baldwin Locomotive Works xx.x Bausch : Lomb Optical Co .xvi Beaufont Co., Inc .xx.xiv Belle Mead Sweets Li.x Bellevue Stratford Hotel, The x.xxiv Bellis, Wm. H., Co Lv Bennet, H. Graham X Bethlehem Steel Co .xxxvii Black Cat, The Lvii Brooks Brothers .xxi Brunswicke, Baike, Collander Co LXi C Caldwell, J. E. Co xiv Camel Cigarettes xxiii Carr, Mears Dawson xxiv Carvel Hall .XLi.x Chelsea Clock Co xxi Coca-Cola Co xlvii College Memory Book Co .XLi.x Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co xli Commodore Hotel .xix Cory, Chas., Son, Inc XLV Crane Company xxvii Curtice Brothers Co xxxii D Davidson, M. T., Co , x.xiv Deisel-Wemmer Co xx.xvi Du Bois Press L Du Pont, E. L, de Nemours Co xxxi E Eaton, Crane Pike, Co xx.xvi F Farmers National Bank .xx.xvni Fatima Cigarettes XI Feldmeyer, Charles G xxxix Finchley . xi.x Fleischmann Company .x.xix G General Electric Co XLlir Gilbert, J Newton .X Gould Storage Battery Co XLix Gulf Refining Co L.x H Hazel-. ' tlas Glass Co Lix Horn Ice Cream Co lii Wm. H. Horstmann Co iv Hotel Astor .XXIX Hotel Emerson L.x Hotel Washington xlvii Huyler ' s xxxiv Hyde Windlass Co xxxi.x J Jenkins Brothers .xviii John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co xv K KeutFel Esser Co xv Kohnstamm, H., 8c Co lvii Koolage, H. N xviii L Larus Brothers Co xxxi.x Lemmcrt XLII Lowney ' s xxvii Luden Candy Co xlii M Maddock ' s, Thos., Sons Co xv Midvale Co xxvi Moore ' s x.xxii N New Ebbitt Hotel lvii New York Shipbuilding Co xx ii o Officer ' s Uniform Shop viii P Peter Cailler Kohler Swiss Chocolates Co., Inc... Lvii Plaza Hotel xiii Philadelphia Photo Engraving Co lvi Prudential Life Insurance Co lxi R Reed ' s Sons, Jacob ii Rice Duval xvii s Saccone Speed lix Sauer, C. F., Co lx Scala Co .XLViii Schrader ' s, A., Sons . LI Schuele, Peppier Kostens XLVlll Schutte Koerting Co lx Severn School .xviii Seward Trunk Bag Co Li Shredded Wheat Co . .x Skillkrafter ' s LV Southern Hotel, The ix Spalding, A. G., Bros. Co .XLViii Sperry Gyroscope Co XXI Standard Oil Co., of N. Y xxxili Starrett, L. S., Co xxv Stetson Shoe Shops .x.x T Tapley, J. F., Co Liv Taylor, . ' lex., Co., Inc xvi Thermoid Rubber Co xxxv Thomas, Frank, Co XL U U. S. Naval Institute .xxxil U. S. Rubber Co LXll W Welch, the Tailor xxiv Westinghouse Electric Mfg. Co Liii Wheeling Steel Corporation xviii White Studio .XLVi Whitman, Stephen F., Son, Inc xxv Worumho Company ix LXIII INDEX Appendix - 72 Army-Navy Section 513 Athletics -t73 Baseball 481 Basketball 510 Basketball, Plebes 512 Boxing 504 Coaches 536 Crew 487 Fencing 499 Football 473 Gym 506 Lacrosse 496 Navy Spirit. Edward C. Smith, facing 51- Plebes 512 Rifle 498 SecondString. J.C.Leyendecker, facing 472 Soccer. . . . : 00 Swimming OiS Tennis 49s Track 491 Water Polo 509 Wrestling 502 Baby Pictures 452 Bancroft Hall at Midnight, facing 16 Baseball 481 Basketball 510 Battalion Staffs 416 Bilgers 301,447 Biographies 33,446 Index 601 Bones 327 Boxing 504 Choir 433 Christian Association 435 Christmas Card. Reuterdahl, facing 432 Class Athletics Baseball XXVII Basketball..... XI Boxing XLIII Fencing LVII Football XXVII Gvm XI Handball XLIII Lacrosse XI Rifle XLIII Soccer , , , Swimming XX II Tennis XXXVII Track LVII Water Polo XXXVII Wrestling LVII Class History 353 Class Supper 438 Classes Second 333 Third 341 p ' ourth 349 Coaches 536 Commandant 13,445,448 Company Representatives. 440 Crest and Ring 439 Crew 487 Cruise Gear 468 Cruises Youngster 361 Second Class 379 First Class 397 Dago 325 Dedication 8, 444 Departments Electrical Engineering 319 English 323 Executive 309 Hygiene 327 Marine Engineering 317 Mathematics 321 Modern Languages 325 Navigation 313 Ordnance and Gunnery 315 Seamanship • . 311 Designating 1-9-2-4. B. F. Gribble, facing 32 Electrical Engineering 319 English 323 Evolution 448 Executive 309 Executive Officer 14, 445 Fencing 499 First Class Cruise 397 First Class Year 409 Football 473 Foreword H Fourth Class 349,512 Frontispiece by Henry Reuterdahl Girl. Pearl L.Hill facing.. 388 Girl. NeysaMcMein, facing 370 Gymkhana 429 Gymnasium 506 Hop Committee 436 Humor 443 Hygiene 327 428 444 319 449 329 Jazz Band Joe Gish Juice Juice that Jack Bilged . June Week Lacrosse Log Log Log Lucky Bag Marine Engineering Masqueraders Mathematics Memories. Thos. H. Webb, facing Modern Languages Musical Clubs 496 420 454 417 317 422 321 352 325 426 Navigation 313 Navy Spirit. Edward C. Smith, facing 512 New Naval Academy 470 Orchestra 428 Ordnance and Gunnery .... 315 Organizations. G. D. Kis- sam, facmg 416 Our Liberal Education. Held 452 PlebeYear 353 Plebes 349,512 President Coolidge 1 1 Reception Committee 437 Reef Points 441 Regimental Staff 415 RiOe 498 Seamanship 311 Second Class 333 Second Class Cruise 379 Second Class Year 389 Second String. J. C. Leyen- decker, facing 472 Senior Watch Officer 15,445 Soccer 500 Songs 466 Steam 317 Superintendent .. 12, 445, 448, 470 Swimmmg 508 Tecumseh, facing.. 306 Tennis 49 Third Class 341 Third Class Cruise 361 Third Class Year 371 Track 491 Trident 434 Unlucky Bag. John Held facing Joe Gish Biographies Bilgers Evolution Juice that Jack Bilged Our Liberal Education Baby Pictures Log Log Songs Cruise Gear New Naval Academy Appendix Water Polo. . . . West Coast Trip Wrestling Yard Views Youngsters Youngster Cruise Youngster Year LXIV i INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES I Ahdu.l, E. W 2.56 Two stripfs 437, 502, 503 Abrahams, N. W 272 Buzzard; Class Wrestling (1), Manager (2, I) LVII Adair, Crltchfield . 164 Buzzard: Class Soccer (1) 492,4 ' ),i,502, XLiii Adams, I. W., Jr 238 Buzzard; Class Boxing (2, 1) XI.Ill Adams, R. McC. B 102 Buzzard; Mandolin Club 427 Addoms, J. F 239 Buzzard 420 Alderman, C. L 102 Buzzard; Varsity Soccer 500 Allen, J. L 34 Buzzard 429, 437, xxxvii Anderson, R. A 166 Buzzard; Marine Corps Arison, R. E 16S M. P. 0. Armor, H 239 Buzzard; Gymkhana (3, 2, 1); Smoker Committee 415, 420, 434, 435, 438, xxvii, XXXVII Auereach, E. H 36 Two stripes XI Austin, B. L 240 One stripe 418 Axtell, a. W 170 Buzzard; Reception Committee (2, 1) 437, Lvii Bachman, L. a 242 1 P.O. Bailey, S. M 243 Buzzard LVII Bailey, W. B 172 Batt. C.P.O.; Stage Manager of Masqueraders and Musical Clubs; Gold Mask N; Gold Musical N Baillie, R. V 38 Buzzard Baldwin, H. W 104 One stripe; Class Football (Ij; tv N p (1) 416, 509, xxvii Baldwin, J. A 40 Two stripes; J ' arsity Numerals, Soccer; Indoor Track (4, 3, 2) 416, 492 Baldwin, R. V 244 Buzzard Ball, F. H 42 Buzzard: Football (Ij; Class Baseball (1) Ball,T.J.,Jr 105 Buzzard xxvii Ballinger, H. R 245 1 P. 0.: Block N (football) 476, 483 Barchet, S. G 44 Four stripes: Block ( football); Director N.J. C.J. ' 415, 475, 483 Bare, R. O 174 1 P. 0. XI Barnes, A. D 174 One stripe; b N b Blue Star (1); I ' arsity numerals. Lacrosse (2) 415, 496, 510, 511, Lvn Baron, R. S 106 Buzzard Bass, A. W 107 Buzzard Beakley, W. M 46 Buzzard 500 Bearce, H. P 37 Buzzard 508 Beatty, C. E 48 1 P.O. 419 Becker, H. P 138 .1 . P. 0.: Marine Corps LVII Bedford, S. R 108 Buzzard XLIII Bednar, a 172 Buzzard; P.J. List (1) Bell, F. J 270 Buzzard 418, 439 Bellerby, R.J 109 Buzzard Bellinger, G. H., Jr. . 39 1 P. 0.; Class Soccer (1); Mar- ine Corps Bennett, D. B 49 Buzzard 508 Benton, H. P., Jr 177 Buzzard: wNp (1); Navy Numerals (football) 509, LVII Berliner, S 39 Buzzard XLIII Berthold, E. E 178 1 P.O.: Class Football ( ) 437,440, XXVII Bertschy, R. S 49 Buzzard; Class Basketball (1) 500 Blanchard, T 246 Buzzard; Gymkhana ( ): Pro- bation (2); Marine Corps, Hog Jlley LVII Blanche, J. G., Jr ISO Class 1925. Baylock, L. B 108 1 P.O. Bliesener, a. G 182 Buzzard: Marine Corps Blolch, a. K 110 Buzzard Bock, B. N 247 Buzzard: Class Swimming Numerals (1) XXVII Bolton, A. J Ill Four stripes; Gymkhana Committee 416, 420, 429, 438, 504, xxi, LVII BoLTz, P. McC 113 Buzzard 426, 433 Borgen, K. R 182 Co. C.I ' .O.: I ' arsitv Wrestling Squad (1) 48V, 502, XXVII, XLIII BouRKE, R. J., Jr 50 BuTzard LI Bradley, M. M 248 1 P. 0. Brady, J. W 249 Buzzard Brand, J. W. C 52 M.P.O.; Class Football Num- erals ( ): Gymkhana (1) 504, .i05, XXVII Brereton, W. H 250 Buzzard; Gymkhana (4, 2, 1) 418, 420, LVII Broda, D. F 38 Buzzard Brown, W. D 54 Buzzard 437, 440, 480, 496 Browning, L. L 251 Buzzard Bryant, P. K 115 One stripe Brydon, G. W., Jr 116 Buzzard BuLLis, W. F 33 Buzzard; w N J t; Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) 502 Bunker, F. R 184 Buzzard; Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); Lucky Bag Staff LI Burchett, E. C 117 Buzzard; Soccer Numerals (1) XLIII BuRRis, H 186 Buzzard Burroughs, S. E., Jr. . . 114 Buzzard; Glee Club; Class Swimming (1) 426, XXVII Bush, S. E 247 Buzzard Buxton, J. W 118 1 P.O.: Soccer Numerals (1) XLIII, LVII Cabanillas, J. M 252 Buzzard Caldwell, W. A 119 Did not graduate Calhoun, A. D., Jr. ... 253 Two stripes 504 Callaghan, J. A 254 Co. C. P. 0. Callaway, C. H 255 Buzzard: Class Football Num- erals (1) 499, XXVII Calvert, . ' . P 94 1 P.O. 419, 420, 429, 432 Cameron, D. A 58 Buzzard Cameron, T. S 60 Buzzard LVII Campbell, L. F 112 Buzzard; Lucky Bag; Gymkhana LI Campbell, R. L., Jr. . . . 256 .1 . P. O. XXI LXV Index to Biographies — Continued Caples, J. R 120 Buzzard 420, 434 Carlson, R. P 188 Buzzard; Tennis Squad (4,3,2) Carney, A. G 121 1 P.O. 473, 517, 518 Carr, R. S 190 I P.O. Carroll, C. E 180 1 P.O. Carroll, R. C 52 Buzzard Clark, R. W 192 Buzzard LVII Clausen, A. J 189 Tivo stripes; Class Track (2); Class Football (l); Class Wa- ter Polo (1) Cleaves, W. E 122 Two stripes LVII Clexton, E. W 57 Three stripes; Crew Squad (1); Class Football (1); Class Swimming (1) 416, XXVII Close, F 167 Buzzard XI Cochran, W. P., Jr. ... 257 Three stripes 418, 433, 434, 435, 438, 492, LVII COLBURN, R. C 189 Buzzard Cole, W. M 123 Buzzard LVII CoLEY, L. E 60 M. P. 0. Collins, D. H 62 Buzzard; Chairman Reception Committee (1) Collins, H. L 171 Buzzard; Track Numerals; Re- ception Com?nittee XXI, LVII Colt, S. B., Jr 258 Buzzard Cooke, J. F 124 Buzzard 436 Craig, M., Jr 125 Buzzard Cramer, W. E 235 Did not graduate Creehan, E. P 194 Buzzard 500, 517 Creswell, C. F 64 Buzzard; Marine Corps Cromwell, J. P 169 IP. 0. LVII Cross, C. B., Jr. .... 176 Buzzard; Class Boxing Squad (1); Class Lacrosse (1) 504, XI, LVII Crowe, E. F 126 P.0. XXVII Cullen, C. E 66 One stripe; Class Basketball Numerals (1); Block N Foot- ball (1); Captain Lacrosse (1) 437, 440,476,496, 517, XI CUNNINGH.AM, E. A. . Tzvo stripes 416, 419, 420, 440, 441 Cutler, S. Y. ... Co. C. P. 0. 127 44 Dahlgren, J. F 271 Buzzard; Class Boxing (I); Trident ( Vice-President); Log Staff (1) 434, xliii Dalton, L. W 165 One stripe 440, xxvii, xxxvii Dancy, J. R 45 HL P. 0.; g N t (Captain Gym Team (1) 506, 517 Daniel, H. C. . . . . . 129 Two stripes; Hop Committee (1) 436 Daniel, J. C 129 Buzzard; J ' arsity Soccer Num- erals (1) Dantzler, T. T. .... 128 Buzzard XXVII, LVII Darlington, J. J 68 Buzzard 500, XI, XXXVII Dartsch, F. A. L 130 One stripe XLIII Dascomb, E. B 67 Buzzard 418, 436, 437, 496 Davies, J. T 63 Buzzard Davis, F. R 196 Buzzard XI, XLIII Davis, W. v., Jr 131 Buzzard 508, XI Day, D. T., Jr 119 Clean Sleeve D. Y, L. W. ...... 120 Buzzard; Fencing Numerals; Sub Squad 499 Deam, F. E 183 Buzzard Demarest, H. R 198 I P.O. Deutermann, W. v. . . . 70 Buzzard; Christmas Card Committee 432 Devens, W. G 244 1 P.O.; Sub Squad { ) 476, 496 DeWolf, M. M 259 1 P.O. Dey, W. C 116 Clean Sleeve Dickie, A. B 132 Buzzard; Class Numerals (1); Choir (1); Captain Class Wrestling (1); Varsity Num- erals Football (1); Lacrosse (1) 433, XI, LVII DoAN, H. C. . . . . . . 260 Buzzard; Class Boxing { ); Re- ception Committee 437, XLIII Dockweiler, E. V. ... 191 1 P. 0. DOGGETT, B. L 68 Buzzard DoMER, W. S 166 Buzzard XI Drexler, H. C 72 Three stripes; Manager Gymk- hana { ) 419, 429 DuGAN, H. J 261 Buzzard; Class Wrestling (1); Class Gym (1); Class La- crosse (1) XI, LVII Duke, I. T 133 Buzzard 420, 441 Dunn, P. H. H 125 Buzzard DuvALL, W. H 262 Buzzard 502 Dyer, T. H 176 Buzzard 419 Earl, K 123 Buzzard ECKEERG, W. T 74 Buzzard; Wrestling Squad (I) Edgar, H. B 76 Buzzard Edwards, L. B 200 Buzzard; b N b Blue Star (1) 510 Ekstrom, C. E 202 Buzzard 510, XXVII Elliott, A. B 175 1 P.O. 420 Ellis, E. M 134 Two stripes 500 Ellis, N. W 263 Buzzard; Class Basketball Num- erals (1) XI, XXVII, LI Engeman, J. T., Jr 48 Clean Sleeve 438 Erdmann, W. L 204 Buzzard Ericsson, H. M 264 I P.O.; wNt; Block N (2); Captain Wrestling Team (l); Log Staff 420, 502, 517 Esmond, R. W 106 Buzzard Evans, C. McA 265 Buzzard; Masqueraders CI) Evans, G. W., Jr 201 Buzzard Evans, W. A., Jr 206 Buzzard Fairbairn, D. W 266 Buzzard; Class Track Falge, F. M 135 1 P. 0.; Rifle (1) Farrell, J. A., Jr 78 Buzzard Ferguson, J. W., Jr. . . . 208 Two stripes; a N a Football Ferriter, C. a 47 Buzzard Fike, C. L 273 Buzzard 437 Fines, C. A 194 Buzzard; Class Basketball (1) XI .XVI Index to Biographies — Continued K.SH, H. C Buzzard FlSHKR, W. G Buzzard Fleming, J. E Did tiot Graduate Fletcher, F. M Buzzard; Marine Corps Floed, H. C Buzzard; Class Gym (!) XI Flynn, J. M Buzzard XLIII FOLGER, C. H. F Buzzard Fowler, J. W Buzzard XXVII France, V. C Co. C. P. 0. 427, XXVII Francis, D. L Buzzard 509 Frank, L. P Buzzard Frazer, T. E Buzzard Ll Freels, a. J Buzzard 419, 429 Freeman, S., Jr Did not Graduate French, F. J Buzzard French, W. H Buzzard; Marine Corps FURTH, F. R T ' u. ' o stripes; Business Mana- ger Gymkhatxa 416, 419, 429 36 80 210 241 47 211 109 46 82 186 210 136 274 203 275 212 192 185 Gallagher, E. F. . Buzzard Gamet, W. N 263 Batt. C. P. 0.; Class Boxing (1) XI, XLIII Ganahl, R. G 84 Buzzard 502 Garcia, H. F S6 Buzzard; Glee Club 426 Gardner, F. H 181 Buzzard; Class Swimming (1) XXVII Garvin, J. H 132 Buzzard Gates, H. K 276 .1 . P. 0. Gibbons, J. H., Jr 86 1 P.O.; Class Football ( ); In- door Track (3, 2); Circ. Staff Luckv Bag 492, LI ■ Glass, B.W 137 Buzzard 436 Gminder, E. E 277 Buzzard Goldthwaite, R 274 One stripe; Boxing Squad (3, 2, 1); Block N (2); Circ. Staff Lucky Bag; Class Baseball (i); Class Boxing C4) 504 Goodall, H. V 34 Buzzard; N A Football { ) 437, 496 Gore, T., Tr 214 P.O. XLIII Gouin, M. E. a 260 Buzzard Graesser, W. M 74 Buzzard Graf, P 216 Buzzard Granbery, G. M 138 Buzzard; Class Boxing Num- erals (1) XLIII Grandfield, F. J 139 1 P. 0.; Captain Fencing Team a);fNt 426,499,517 Gregor, O. F 41 1 P.O. Griese, A. A 177 Buzzard Griffith, T. R., Jr. ... 140 Buzzard 437, 504 GwiNN, L. H 141 Two stripes; Coxswain Crew Hake, G. E. Buzzard Hall, H. W. Buzzard 433 Handly, a Buzzard; a A ' a Football Hangs, J. F Buzzard Harmon, A. B Buzzard Ha rris, D Bat. C. P. 0.; Varsity Basket- ball Numerals (1); Captain Baseball iX) 416,482, 517 Harris, J. C 1 P.O. Harrison, H. H 1 P. 0.; Trident, Reception Committee; Log Board; I ' ar- sity Water Polo 420,434,437,509 Hartman, F. C, Jr. I P.O. Hartwig, G. R Buzzard; Class Swimmitig ( ); 495, 517, 530, 531, XXVII Harvey, W. W 1 P. 0.; Class Water Polo; I ' arsity Lacrosse Squad Hatcher, R. S Two stripes LI Hawkinson, L. H Buzzard Hayes, J. A Three stripes; Cheer Leader (1); Boxing Team; b N t; Inter- collegiate Champion 504, XXVII Hayes, J. D Buzzard H.ws, W. T .1 . P. 0. Hayter, H. M 1 P. 0.; Crew Squad (1); Class Football (1) 265 195 218 142 143 144 220 271 118 54 278 238 77 219 70 144 Hkddens, F. M 211 Buzzard; Musical Clubs (1) Hedding, T. J 69 Buzzard; Soccer Numerals (1) 492, XLIII, LVii Heine, M.C 279 1 P. 0. Heisser, a. R 90 Buzzard; I ' arsity Baseball Squad (1) XXVII Herlihy, J. L 236 Buzzard Herring, L. R 222 Buzzard Herrington, L. B., Tr- 145 M.P.O.; Log Staff ll); Mas- queraders (1) 420 HicKEY, W. A 193 Buzzard Hill, S. W 76 Buzzard XXVII Hoffman, C. M. E 146 Buzzard; Manager Class Water Polo (1),- Gymkhana (4),- Captain Water Polo (1),- w N p 509,517 Hogg, J. T 204 Five stripes 415,418 Hogle, J. B 167 Buzzard Holbrook, J. a 241 Buzzard Holler, W. W 87 One stripe 416 Holtzclaw, J. S 147 Buzzard Hook, F. M 133 Buzzard Hooper, ,A. M 148 1 P. 0.; Class Gym ( ); Rifle (1) Hopkins, H. V 86 1 P. 0.; Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2, l),-a;iV K3, 2) Hopping, H. L 57 Tzvo stripes; Crew Squad (1); Class Boxing (1) XLIII Horne, D. F 121 1 P.O. XXVII Horsch, a. C 143 Hough, C. S 277 Buzzard; P. .1. List (1) Howard, H. P., Jr 249 Buzzard; Class Tennis Num- erals (2) XXI, XXXVII HowLAND, G. F 286 One stripe; Gymkhana (1) 416, 419, 434 Hubbard, C. N 73 Buzzard HucKiNs, T. A 178 Buzzard 492,517 HUDNALL, J. H. N 50 Buzzard; Marine Corps Hull, L. C 281 Buzzard Hunt, A. T 217 One stripe 416 Lxvn Index to Biographies — Continued 105 69 201 Hunter, E. N. W. . . . Buzzard XXVII Hurst, A. M One stripe 418 Hyatt, J. K Buzzard; Trident 419, 439 Hyde, J. D 197 Buzzard XI Hyman,W. M 208 Buzzard 433, LVii Ilsemann, F. J 224 Buzzard: Class Handball; Sub Squad {i, 3, 2) XLIII Irish, E. W 282 Buzzard; Class Football Num- erals ( ); Reception Committee 437, XXVII Jaudon, L. B. 198 Buzzard; Boxing Squad ( ); Crew (2, 1); Class Football Numerals (1) Johnson, J. F. ■ 62 Buzzard Johnson, L. W 226 IP. 0. 435, 439, 440, 492 Johnson, R. F. J., Jr. ... 80 Buzzard Johnson, R. H. G 147 Buzzard Jones, H. A 53 Ttvo stripes; Class Football (1) xxvii, lvii Kanakanui, W. a 37 1 P. 0.; All-American Su im- ming Team 1923 508, xxvii Kearns, M. 1 214 Buzzard Keliher, R. H 161 Buzzard; Sub Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); IVeak Squad (i,i,2,l); Ship Sq uad Kelly, S. G i7 Buzzard 418,437 Kennaday, J. M 131 T:i ' Q stripes XI, xxvii, XLIII, LVII Kent, H. G HO Buzzard 428 Kerrick, a. H 117 Buzzard; Black N ; Class Soccer (3, 2) Keyer, R. a., Jr 245 M. P. 0.; Class Basketball; Class Lacrosse King, G. C 179 Buzzard King, S 42 Buzzard; Class Football (1); Varsity JVater Polo (1) XI, XXVII Kirkland, T. J., Jr. ... 149 Buzzard Kiss. m, G. D 250 Buzzard; Gymkhana (2, ): Log Board 418, 420, 432, 436, 439, lvii Kline, A. R 61 Buzzard XI Kraft, W. E 84 One stripe Kreiser, a. W., Jr. ... 218 Buzzard; Lacrosse Squad (1) Krook, A. T 171 Three stripes; Reception Com- mittee (2, 1) 437, 496 150 35 151 283 51 170 43 190 268 273 173 154 173 Laidlaw, J. S. . . . . Two ttripes; Class Committee 437, 439, 440, 496, xi Lamberth, H. R Two stripes 437, 439, xxvii Landstreet, J. C Buzzard Lankenau, W. E Buzzard XI Larson, R. W Buzzard L. timer, S. E M P. 0.; Reception Commit- tee (2, 1) 437 L. YNE, F. C Buzzard; Captain Class Foot- ball (1); Lacrosse Squad (1) 437, 496, xxvii Layton, E. T Buzzard Lazell, J. D Buzzard Leach, W. D., Jr AL P. 0. 504 Lee, C. L Buzzard Legg, C. . M. P. 0. Leman, a. L., Jr Buzzard 492, 519, LVII Leslie, H. K Buzzard Leverett, . . B 1 P.O. Lewis, J. N., Jr Buzzard Lillard, J. S One Stripe Lindsay, G. M Did not Graduate LiNHOLM, A. R Buzzard 426 LiNTHICUM, T. C Buzzard LlSHNESS, R. W Buzzard LVII Lloyd, D. G Buzzard; Boxing Squad (4); Masqueraders(i): Sub Squad (4,3,2, 1) Lockhart, R. G Buzzard: Class Soccer (1) Longfellow, W. J. ... Buzzard Lovejoy, J. D Buzzard: I ' arsitv Numerals Ba. ' ketball W; ' Baseball ( ) 510, xxvii MacDonald, F. W. , . . . 228 Buzzard; Class Swimming (4, 3,1) 437, xxvii 149 168 284 179 92 85 152 153 183 180 285 237 MacLean, S. K Buzzard; a N a; Reception Com- mittee (2) XI Magly, a. V P. 0.; Class Basketball Num- erals (1) XI, xxvii Mallory, F., Jr Buzzard 436, 508 Mansfield, W. N Three Stripes; Gold Log N 420,441, LVII Marsh, J. A Buzzard Marshall, T. C Buzzard; Class Football (1) XXVII Did not Graduate Martin, D. G Three stripes 415, 420, 426, 434, lvii Martin, H. J Buzzard M. THEWS, B. O One stripe: Block N (Football); Class President (1); Class Supper Committee; Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1) 438, 439, 440, 477, 492, 504, 517, LVII Matteucci, G. a Buzzard; b N h: Blue Star (1) 510, 511, XXVII McAfee, R. D. Buzzard: Marine Corps McCaleb, W. R Buzzard: Boxing Squad (1); Black N Star (2) 504 McCallum, D. J 1 P