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the wmy BAG UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY ■I • • f. • • • • c r • ! NINETEEN -TWENTY $ FIVE BY W.N. LANDERS c « THE DU BOIS PRESS BUILDERS OF FINE BOOKS AND CATALOGUES ROCHESTER, N. V. Process Color Priming and Engraving • • DEDICATION ERE God to judge a man, no corner of his soul could recede from before the mirror of justice. Were men to judge a man, they could not fathom every depth, but their decrees would be harsh and rigid, tinged with the selfishness hereditary in the human race. The time has come when we must glance at the baffling scales baffling because there are so many who weigh down the only side that is worth while. The most sincere judgment is appreciation, and this homage is a debt which we owe to many who have willingly shared in the first phase of our careers. Our capacity is meagre, but in the sincerity of our inability we express our appreciation of one who has devoted so much of his time and energies to moulding us into something at least a little worthy of the country which we are trying to serve, and who has instilled in us part of the character which we admire, and in appreciation of whom the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-five respectfully dedi- cates this Lucky Bag : gggSSSsl 1 1 1 m n i ixn n FO%SWO%D E x iri ' J rt@I@I@ie :A ' ; pN presenting this child of g our efforts, the Lucky Bag, we have kept in mind the double mission of the book: first, to portray to the Service the Naval Academy of today; and second, to afford to the members of the Class of 1915 a record of memories which are dear and everlasting. The Navy and the Naval Academy are in a continual state of progress and in our Naval Aviation Section we have tried to illustrate one form of development. The Yard Views may bring back pleasant mem- ories to graduates and may portray the new Naval Academy to those interested in the school. In the whole book we have tried to point out the change wrought during Rear- Admiral Henry B. Wilson ' s term as Superintendent. Our success in carrying out this mission can only be judged by the pages that fol- low. m ; BMB. [elejelele K mm = Billing, F. C. Mid ' n Li. Com ' d ' r Charlson, J. A., Jr Mid ' n Lieut. Paro, E. E. Mid ' n Lieut, (j. g.) Taylor, E. B. Mid ' n Lieut, (j. g.) Weston, L. T. Bait. C. P. 0. 34 McAdam, S. T. Mid ' n Li. Cornd ' r 35 C (i • Frank Somers Timberlake berryville, virginia " Tim " " Frank " " Timberger " " ' T PlANKS for sweeping out the room, old boy. JL Made a run of six this morning, no fooling. Ought to hear from my sweetie this morning. Mighty sweet girl — yes, indeed — must concentrate on her. " That ' s Tim, Frank, or Timberger, the most talked of boy in Berryville, and the Clarke County Courier ' s c hief topic of news — for didn ' t Frank make the trip around the world with the Secretary of the Navy? Yes, suh! And he who doubts need only examine the files of the Clark County Courier for a detailed account of this historical event. Although Virginia lays claim to " our Frank, " ' 25 ever will be his staunchest supporter. As " Captain of his Class " — the proud title bestowed upon him by the Courier — he has steered clear of rocks and shoals, and a more difficult task never befell man. Here ' s to you, son! May your achievements in the fleet surpass your record as a midshipman and, " When we muster up above awearin ' Navy blue, " your lot shall be five stripes. " Look out theah, fellows! " Class President (3, 2, 1); 11 resiling Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); wNt(4,3);N(2,l); Captain Wrestling ( ); Class Track (3, 1); Numerals (3); Ring Committee; Reception Committee; Chairman Class Supper Committee. % John Adolph Charlson san francisco, california " Olie " YOUNG Ole Oleson came out of the West ready to prove that all John L. Sullivans don ' t come from down East. He began by asking all of us what we knew about boxing, and when those of us who knew, or thought we knew, anything of the Manly Art volunteered information, he sat with open mouth and staring eyes, taking it all in. Then he began the heathen shufflings and dodgings and punchings he termed workouts to perfect himself in his " he-man ' s " game. Jack wasn ' t proud, though, and anybody was good enough for his punching bag. Many is the time we have been jolted to the marrow by one of his unsuspected corkscrews or Dempsey triples, only to have our chagrin smiled down by " thassa good one! " Under the able leadership of Fireman Flatley, Ole had a successful and highly entertaining plebe year. Youngster year he amused himself by being militaire, greasing up the Com, running Tillett Sharpe, and a few other things of like na- ture. He has proved a suc- cess at all of these, for, like a true Native Son he never passes up an opportunity. Crest Committee; Ring Committee; Boxing Squad (4, 3, 2); J ' arsity Boxing Team (2); N (2); Class Secretary (3, 2, I). 37 Julian Johns McShane AT LARGE " Mac " " Jules " " Jig Jig " SAY, I ' ve just heard the funniest story: this man had just gotten married . " But you had better let Jules tell it. He knows more jokes per square inch than any man since Mun- chausen. Mac is the most mule-headed man we ' ve seen, and argue — w hy, this little, rosy-cheeked Irish- man could convince Jonah that mules have wings and, if the latter wouldn ' t admit it, he wouldn ' t have the will power to deny it. Anyway, Mac ' s heart is in the right place even if it does flop around toward every pretty girl he meets. It has never reached its limit of elasticity yet, and always springs back into place after each sortie. Another one of his pastimes is " running " his fellow sufferers. If he ever finds anything about a person he will guy him until the poor, misguided innocent has run for shelter. He has an ungodly sense for picking out another ' s weakness — and when he does, stand from under, for he won ' t let up until eternity is a thing of the past. " Say, Gloria, give me one of your eye-lashes to put in my Mem Book!!! " Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2). Percy Haverly Lyon sioux city, iowa " Goat " " Perce " " Barbara " HOW many of you people would rather bt Lorn good-looking than rich? Both are a great curse to mankind, as these qualities attract the fair sex with equal power and sometimes make life miserable. Lyon, Navy, however, has always more or less gloated when in the midst of a gathering of gay, happy-go-lucky girls and, while he cannot enjoy this harmless pleasure due to the Academy restrictions, one may always find him sitting at his table with his famous calabash pipe and reading his daily weather reports. Maybe if he is in the proper mood, Goat will tell an interesting tale — " now when I was down in Virginia. " Give Perce a place to sleep and plenty of smoking tobacco and he will be your friend for life. . Just why Perce never joined the Glee Club no one knows; it ' s song along with a heavy line that gets results, and they are among his best attributes. " How do you like this new record I just borrowed? " A true friend, always ready to lend a hand, Perce is sure to have his two stars flying from the main some day. " I ' ve taken my fun where I ' ve found it. " Class Baseball (4). V • 01 [■.; 4 :v h Harold Clay Pound muskogee, oklahoma " Froggy " " A VBODY got any chow? " Perhaps a slight l . excess of avoirdupois on Froggy is due to this very remark made by him occasionally. The little extra weight never detracted from his ability on the dance floor, nor did it prevent him from having pro- nounced snakish tendencies; but it did prove trouble- some during those weary hours spent in the pool under the hawk eye of Sir H. Ortland when the M. C. yelled, " Fall in the Sub-Squad! " Oklahoma is so far away and Washington is so near. Perhaps that is one reason why Froggy came to know so many of the fair sex there. And apropos of the deadly species he may be questioned as to the origin of the remark addressed to him, " Young man, what are your intentions toward my daughter? " " Oh, your name is Pound, is it? Well, it should be ton ! " And so, upon the urgent request of his company officer first class year, Frog went out for company football! " If you ' re in the choir you don ' t have to go to drill Saturday mornings, do you? " and Frog joined the choir. An ardent devotee of the Cosmo and Radiator Club, here ' s to him. Choir (4,3, 2,1); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Log Staff (4). Morton Claire Mumma, Jr. iowa city, iowa " Bumbat " " Mort " " Colonel " " T T 7 " HAT do they think we are — Bowditches? " So VV rants Bumbat. After every class he lets us in on the dope. He either bilged or got a 3.5. But as a matter of fact he is steady in all things — especially in incidents that made Romeo famous; one at a time is Mort ' s motto. O. A. O. really means one and only to him and not One Among Others, as it does to the majority. The arrows Dan Cupid shoots at him stick and hold fast, but speaking of shooting — and coming back to earth — Bumbat can squeeze a wicked trigger himself — and we don ' t mean maybe. Most of Mort ' s Youngster year was spent looking after and trying to keep others out of trouble. Well do we remember the time he had to carry some of his sheep home in a wheelbarrow. Rifle Team (4, 3, 2, 1); rNt (4, 3); Block N (2, 1); Captain Rifle ( ); Gold Medal, Second Class Match; Captain N. A. Regimental Team, Camp Perry, 1924; Manager Water Polo (1); Class Hater Polo (2); Num- erals; Gymkhana (1); Class Supper Committee ( ). 39 Thomas Gordon Re amy washington, d. c. " Hank " " Cousin Tom " LEANDER swam the Hellespont and, reporting j to Captain Ortland who led there the mighty sub-squad, was properly checked off. " Reamy, you may go, " for after all it was not Leander but our own Cousin Tom. Some men invent perpetual motion machines that do not run, some men cruise on the Reina, and still others savvy Dago. If Hank gets back to sunny Spain it is " amo, " " amas, " " Arao " for some fair senorita for, with his constant ability as a " man among women " and his " Spanish as she is spoke, " our hero will take more Spain than the Moors ever knew lay.beyond Levantine. The Nervwreck prize for standing one in B. B. B., and the Cosmo star for three years, are among this son of D. C. ' s laurels. He has graced many a fair radiator session and, as an " artiste d ' affaires les femmes, " many have sought his unfailing lips !!! " Hey, Frog, where ' s my mail? " and here was Reamv! Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2); Class Lacrosse (2, J); Lucky Bag; Class Baseball (4). m ■ Isaac Stockton Keith Reeves at LARGE " Ike " " Doc " " Shiek " IKE ' S chief characteristic is his inability trf- eVade the W. O. ' s. He has had many major and minor engagements with them, resulting in eight cruises on the Reina. As a matter of fact, Doc should never have entered the ranks of the pampered pets: he should have been a sea lawyer. He can and will argue about anything, whether he knows anything about it or not. Beneath this bland and innocent exterior dwells the soul of a master crook (of the harmless variety), for many are the dark and mysterious deeds he has planned. In contrast to this, his green eyes and patent leather hair cause feminine hearts to flutter vio- lently, while he maintains an attitude of haughty- indifference. Of course he does drag frequently, but he has never been presented with a beribboned brick. Being one of those rare individuals who are able to stay sat with little effort, nothing disturbs this infant prodigy ' s mind, demerits least of all! And those who constitute Doc ' s legion of friends deem themselves fortunate. All agree in saying, in spite of his grease marks, " Luck to you. " Numerals, Boxing; Class Lacrosse (4, 3); Class Rifle (4); Black N Class Boxing(2). 40 Edwin Robinson Swinburne newport, rhode island " Eddie ' " Ed " " Swin " " T FMTJABLE goods come in small packages " — V and from that baby state of Rhode Island hails this bundle of energy. Ed can put out more ergs in five minutes than a battalion during drill hour. He usually gets results. He has had a lively interest in athletics, and, while not brute enough to strut varsity stuff, he has been quite a manager, producing results invariably. We wonder what kind of a peace pact he will have to make with his spouse when he embarks on the sea of matrimony — you know T how the women are these days! This 50-50 proposition might buc k Eddie ' s innate tendency. The Acs have been bloodhounds on Ed ' s trail these last four years but, so far, his plan of wearing rubbers to erase his tracks has been fairly successful. Physics and Juice were pretty shocking at first, but our little upstart trumped them on the last trick. " Come on around, fellows, I ' ve just gotten a box of chow. " Handball (1); Asst. Mgr. Football (3, 2); Asst. Mgr. Lacrosse (5, 2); Reception Committee (2, 1); Mgr. ' 25 Lacrosse (2); Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); Mgr. Class Football [4). Thomas Marion McGraw bisbee, arizona " Mac " " Bennie " " The Prince " HAVING been accustomed to the parched state of Arizona where the sun beats down on cactus, sand, and greasers, Bennie has consistently hugged the Radiator these four years — absorbing the B. T. U. ' s necessary to his inherent, passionate nature. Being a descendant of the Highlanders, he fitted right into military life here. Someone remembers hearing someone else say that he was once in step during Plebe year. In spite of his outstanding mili- tary characteristics, Mac expects no stripes; but it his radiator should become overheated, unexpected ones will be bestowed upon him. A tough, but winning, battle with the Acs has been his lot. He is a hard and persistent worker, having gained the elusive 2.5. And, though he pos- sesses quite an art gallery, and girls call him " The Prince, " Tom never was much of a snake until — once to every man, you know. Now any off hour finds him draped around Webster and a copy ot Types of Great Literature. A good skate, a bit cynical, he is O.K., if taken rightly. Rifle Squad {4); Class Lacrosse (3). 41 John Murphy Scott chicago, illinois " Gloria " " Dukie " " Coosie Jim " " and we ' ll get a keg of beer and keep it in my room June Week! " If half of Gloria ' s plans turned into realizations, there would be only one thing that he has never done: " the proof of this statement is beyond the scope of this book. " But making rash schemes isn ' t Dukie ' s only pastime; another is spinning hawsers, and when he gets started — just stand from under for you haven ' t a chance! He doesn ' t expect you to believe him, which is very considerate of him under the circumstances. With the exception that he spent the night of a certain Army-Navy Game under the watchful eye of the minions of the law (Philadelphia), we feel rather proud of our long, extremely long eye-lashed Chicago Lad! " Oh, Gloria! " Second Class year, Gloria discovered something very attractive in the " little home beyond the grave " and she was so attractive that his path each day after drill lead him to the Nurses ' Quarters — pardon us — hospital. " why, we toasted marshmallows all afternoon, you bonehead! " Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2,1); Sub-Squad {permanent); Black TV Rayburn M. Hamilton LONGVIEW, TEXAS " Major " " Rayo " " Cactus " HAMILTON took his bachelor ' s degree , ii, the saddle four years ago. Admirably schooled in every grace, he is an old-fashioned he-man in the modern cast. He is amiability itself, but there is a limit; and you may talk, argue, hiss, or cheer — he will accomplish his purpose though the Heavens fall. Much of his time is devoted to theorists and to tottering theories to which he gives energy-releasing ideas. Nothing reticent about Ham: he speaks with sharpshooting positiveness, and nothing is left to be implied — no half tones. He has no patience for the infant heart or the paralyzing touch of discretion. He steps on the gas and hits trouble head on. And in going out for adven- ture, Ham ' s friends insist that he take a Carnegie application blank, two witnesses, and a notary public. Truth is not only stranger than fiction but far more beautiful. If you are a doubting Thomas, ask about the half hour meeting with the girl in Panama. It was the very quintessence of romance. Cactus is brusque, but kind; withal, a benevolent bear. Thus: " Steinmetz is dead, but we still have our Hamilton. " " The Juice assignment for tomorrow is Hamilton Vol. J. " Assoc. Editor Lucky Bag; Luckv Bag (4, 3, 2, 1); Log (4, 3, 2); Assistant Editor Log (2). Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); Wrestling. mi in: ' 1 m nai ni U t If n mat the 11 u V mil M Clyde Frances Malone matamori, ohio " Molly " ®IlLY began his distinguished naval career with an argument with a W. O. and has never been convinced of anything since. He is the kind of a man who will tell you when he doesn ' t agree with you — and that is quite often. While he is not a " savoir, " as you might expect on account of that classical brow surmounting his good- natured Irish face, yet he plays the academic game so consistently that it is indeed a rare occurrence to find him adorning a tree. Did you say something about a " Red Mike? " If you did, you are wrong again for Molly has quite a way with the unfair sex. With a heavy line and a seemingly incurable mania for dragging blind, Molly makes his presence at the hops almost as regular as the M. C. yells " Taps! " The height of his ambition is to be a second John McCormack, and when you hear his Irish tenor interrupted by the unfailing and plaintive cry, " Got another skag? " — it is Molly around for a little social argument — and for the skag, of course. Sub-squad (4, 5, 2). Clarence John Schrefer utica, new york " Schrief " ONE fancy vest, collegiate hat set at a jaunty angle, hand in hip pocket, a lighted cigarette, and there you have Schrefer, breezing about in all his non-reg glory. " What ' s he famous for, troops? " " Why, he ' s a famous bull-baiter for we poor mor- tals here below — a dodger of academics — shunner of hard work and study. " " What ' s his chief weakness? " " His chief weakness is cruises and women. " It takes a great politician to play for three years the game of " You tag me and I ' ll tag you " with the Exec Department, and still squirm out with a grin. But Schrefer is a great politician. " What are all the scandals about this man? " " Those aren ' t scandals — just happenings. " Yes, he did give the women of Lisbon a merry, merry whirl. True enough, he was one of the party that called on the poor cottager ' s daughter in Co- penhagen. " Be careful! When his cap recedes like that to the back of his head he ' s dan- gerous. " Schrefer the enigma — out of the ordinary Schrefer. Black N 4.; Richard George Voge chicago, illinois " Psyandler " " Dichy " " Vogue " A THIN blue haze of smoke — two Cosmos — an armful of light literature — a mattress propped up to be comfortable — and we have Dichy! His interpolation of the divine right of kings is the privilege of sleeping through twenty-four hours a day. Vogue has acquired considerable prestige by caulking through a couple of p-works and numerous forma- tions. The joke of it is that he has a twenty-one jewel brain that he is too lazy to wind. We take off our caps to any man that can read eleven novels in one month and then get a 3.4! He crawls out of his shell occasionally and proceeds to drag a femme that floors the deck, and we don ' t mean a brick-laying contest either. His last girl sent back his miniature, so he has since decided to throw her over. Vogue thinks that he is supposed to paddle when he goes canoeing. He rose to the rank of Chief Calorimeter in the Radiator Club but was " ostrasized " for getting numerals in water polo and lacrosse. And he has the nerve to mutter, as he falls asleep over his magazine, " Go ' way; I gotta bone. " Class Water Polo (2, 1); Class Lacrosse ( , 2). Joseph Edgar Wilson marion, indiana " Hook " " Ed " " Pooch " I GOT you covered! " And he has. It ' s Joseph E., the Hoosier Flash. Though he wasn ' t born in a log cabin, he has presidential possibilities, for his long and successful career as chief executive of the R. A. R. ' s and later as Imperial Mokus of the Seekers of The Purple Moon proved him to be a natural leader. A consistent member of the basketball and base- ball squads, Hook has displayed his versatility by also embracing scientific research. His finding of time sights by the big dipper and his treatise on The Green Goose are important contributions to his claims on eternal fame. As he has often said, " The higher in the tree, the sweeter the peach, " and from this one can easily quote him again. " Oh, yes, I understand you; only I don ' t see what you mean. " We ' re betting his ship doesn ' t go on the rocks, for if a certain specie of letter comes out to sea as regularly as it has these years found Bankrupt Hall, his ship will surelv be well ballasted. " Hold " ' em and fight, J. E.! " Basketball (4, J, 2,1); Baseball [4); Class Baseball u. 2, 1); Lucky Bag Staff; Sub-Squad (4,3, 2). 44 Herman Edward Schieke lead, south dakota " Sheike " " Berg " " Horn " COUSD you believe that our mighty " Sheik ' s " first glimpse of the Navy was a rowboat on the " Big Muddy. " You would never guess it to see him on the inboard end of an oar as the " Little Red House " sails by. He has not the " rep " of being a mean fusser, but once in a while he takes a flurry in Preferred Class A, as he is wont to name his choice. He was the despair of all the First Class Plebe year, for he could not take them seriously when they most desired it. Consequently, they directed some of their best efforts in his direction. Those who know him admire him for his ready good humor, easy-going nature, all around likeable qualities, and his wonderful all-around ability in Henry Ortland ' s pool of horrors. Charter member of the Pi Lambda Kappa ' s. " Now we won ' t let any Four Striper walk with us; we ' re proud. " Plebe Crezc Squad; Varsity Crew (3, 2, 1); Captain Crew. Eugene Stone Lee kansas city, missouri (tn, »» ht )» ten r J Stone Lovey 1 . u. WHERE ' S the heart of America? " " Bloomville, sir. " " WHERE IS THE HEART OF AMERICA? " " KANSAS CITY, SIR!!! " " You said it!! " " Stone " is a lovable little lad. He joined the ranks three pounds under weight, in short trou, and with a marvelous marcel. But he soon developed into a little man. " T. D. " started under the handicap of only one year of high school and he is acquainted with that sinking feeling of the unsat. By dint of hard labor, no time for the Cosmo, and only three letters a week to Norma, he " snows ' em under " each month, term and year. And still he finds time to " athletic " a little. Basketball and track find him an elusive little cuss and he is quite a " sailer " in the pole vault and broad jump. Speaking of " Normee, " they met Youngster September Leave, too late for much progress. " Hey, Sheik, help me, come here, HELP ME!!!! Class Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (3, 2); Varsity Track Squad; Class Basketball (J, 2, I); Numerals (2, 1); Class Tennis (3, 2); Sub-Squad. 45 Ira Earl Hobbs marlow, oklahoma " Ira " " Rotunda " " Napoleon " THIS rotund and happy-countenanced Okla- homan came to us from the fields of the West — out where men are men, and a cuspidor is a target at twenty paces. After discarding his five gallon hat, pair of boots, and a plug of star, he plunged into his favorite occupation of getting acquainted, which he accomplished in no halfway manner. " Wherever nice people gather " — and an argument is an argument — his voice, like Antony ' s, can be heard arousing the mob. His opinions are forthcom- ing, whether solicited or not, and they always bear the brand of zeal although they do not stand the acid test of logic. His statistics may become garbled, and his reasonings may do tail-spins, but behind every argument is fire and fervor. And that voice — to hear it is to be caught in a windstorm, yet it breathes of the great outdoors. When the strains of " Mother Machree " or " The Horrible King of England " float out from the shower in the early hours of a morning watch everybody knows it is Ira ' s philosophy of optim- ism beginning another day of emanation. Here ' s hoping he ' s always just " Ira. " Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Gym- khana (4, 3, 2, 1); aNa ( ?); ' 25 ( ); Captain of Hustlers; ■ Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1); 1925; Keeper of the Goat. William Leslie Wright corpus christi, texas " Bull " " Cowboy " " Derecho " WHEN the pride and joy of the Bar X ' gailoped through the gates of the Academy, and slapped the alkali off his jeans, we all knew that in years to come Bull ' s biographer would have his hands full. Why? Because, to describe him is to lead a merry chase through oil ranches, asbestos plantations, and weevil foundries. On a cruise not long ago, a king ' s coronation came to pass, and, amid the solemn hush that prevailed, Bull was heard to remark, " Hey, Duke, what word of three letters means concentrate, and has a Q in the middle? This crossword puzzle is a wow. " When but a blushing boy this towering Texan won the national indoor statistic sweepstakes by boldly asserting that Noah ran aground on Ararat by not having the proper charts of the locality. To see this picturesque picaroon of the plains sitting stolidly in a boat, with the rain daintily dripping down his fascinating face, waiting for the brazen bellow of the bullhead, is to realize the won- derful prodigality of Nature. " The creek is riling up — I ' ve got to go back and change my shoes — that W.O. is looking at me! " Log Staff; Lucky Bag. John Herman Spiller marion, illinois " Herman " " Nip " " Fats " HJlSVIAN hails from that hardboiled county of Williamson where they " shoot to kill " and " love to shoot. " If you want a good hot argument, just cross swords with him. He will " take you on " in any subject you wish. It ' s really surprising how well he can convince you that you are wrong. He begins, " Now, boys, it ' s just like this " and you are swamped. " Fats " is some chow hound. The mere mention of food puts him in action so quickly that " instantan- eously " doesn ' t do him justice. " Say, Nip, want some chow? " Then there ensues a rough and tumble in the direction from whence came the invitation, and if you are not at least an All-American tackle, you haven ' t got a chance with Herman. " Fats " once had a slight notion that he liked the " Outside, " but if you take a glance at his " likeness " above you will agree that the Navy can ' t do without such as he; and Herman never did care to " hurt anybody ' s feelings. " " Get two, Ira " Class Track (4, 3,2,1) ; Class Football (2); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Assistant Mgr. Track (3, 2); Numerals (4, 3, 2). m James William Haviland, 3rd brooklyn, new york " Jimmy " " Dotty " JIMMIE was born and bred in Brooklyn, which is near New York, where they hold those Army- Navy football games. Despite this handicap, he started in with the determination to live it down, and he has succeeded mighty well. Plebe year he did battle with the Academics, instilling into them such a fear of his prowess that they have never since come in for a second thought on his part. With the same sureness of victory, our hero then went in for athletics, making for himself an enviable reputation in the gentle game of lacrosse. This is not all because we find him for four years on the water polo team, and pilot his last year. He is the secret cause of the anxiety you see on the faces of your drags, for they mean very little to him. He welcomes duty as an opportunity for catching up on correspondence and, as a result, he never lacks correspondence. He ' s been in and out of love so often that ! " Boy, did I ever tell you about that mean brawl the Governor threw for us down in Trinidad? " Water Polo {4,3,2,1); zvNJp(4),zvNp(3,2); Captain (1); Lacrosse — Navy (4); Class Numerals (2); Company Representative (3). 47 w Joseph Marion Scruggs asherton, texas " Jimmie " " Danger " " Shorty ' HOA! The Regiment at last gathered into the fold a wild and woolly cowboy when a man fully six feet (minus three feet) entered the gate of ambition. Danger is a name which was given him on sight and which he gloriously upheld on a certain memorable leave; but that ' s a regimental secret! The pride of Texas sauntered around the grounds with a roll-me-own in one hand, a quirt in the other, a cowboy lid, and a brace of six-shooters. Just before dark, five marines gathered the nerve to approach him. His mighty voice made them tremble with fright and he made them understand that he was only a big-hearted master of fighting, come to " fit on water. " He was sworn in and relieved of his side arms! The fly of destiny jumped into Danger ' s ointment when the storekeeper tried in vain to fit him with a pair of white work trou. Danger solved the problem by wearing a suit of skivvies for the works and, although they were a trifle long, they were the latest out and heightened his natural air of dignity! Sub-Squad (4, 3); As st. Mgr. Wrestling (2); Class Wrestling (5). George Edward Tarbox hartford, connecticut " George " " Politician " " Georgie " WHEN George " busted " into this pla ejjfrom the wilds of New England, he came with much glory and his picture in colors in Hartford ' s two- sheet bumwad. Plebe year he gained a reputation as a savoir mainly by the aforementioned line. Since then he has been living up to it more or less. He has brains — he admits that fact — but, due to the preju- dice of the " Math " and " Skinny " departments against his dark beauty, he has been tempted quite frequently to go back into the life insurance business. George is one of the mainstays of the Log, and you can thank him for his hard work in putting it out to the light subscribers every week. His connections with the Log may account for his voracious reading. He reads all the new books and is the main support of the circulating libraries of Annapolis. " Lord, how she loves me. " " According to Hoyle, I had a legitimate bid; somebody busted. " Log (4, 3, 2, 1); Log Board (1); Circulation Mgr. Log (2); Advertising Mgr. Log (1); Associate Ed., Reef Points; Lucky Bag; Class Track (4, 2, 1); Numerals (2). 4S George Francis Kershner martinsburg, west virginia " Kid " " Kersh " " Frankie " TIfli half man, half ape, got lost on one of his nocturnal journeys from limb to limb in the summer of 1921 and landed at the Naval Academy. After sniffing the free air and strange uniforms he decided to stay within its protecting walls. He im- mediately put to good use the brawn acquired in flying through the tree-tops, and Plebe summer found him rubbing many men bigger than himself all over the wrestling mat. After two years his ambition to strut out on the mat for Navy, scantily clothed, before the feminine throng, was fulfilled. His entry never failed to bring forth many an admiring gasp from the female throats, and after the meet they came to " Pay the Piper. " He doesn ' t do things by halves, and if he cannot put on a big party he does not celebrate. He studies people rather than books and deceives the poor instructor by his studious air and tortoise shell glasses. " Kid " spends all his spare time trying to invent get-rich-quick-Wallingford schemes. If the Navy cannot keep him for its own, his Scotch blood will some day control the business of Martinsburg. J ' arsitv Wrestling (4, 3, 2); wNt (2); Class Track (4). Russell Henry Edward Schell beach, north dakota " Ten Inch " " Grandma " " Swede " IT ' S easy to be dumb, but to make people think you are dumb and to be smart all the time is another thing. " Ten Inch " does it to perfection, and so innocently that he is never suspected. In his youth the Ballads of the traveling fakirs in the wilds of North Dakota left a lasting impression upon him; and even yet he will sometimes delight us with the weird rhythm and the amusing words of " I love the ladies " or " Down by the river side. " Studies were the least of his worries; a 2.2 was velvet for him; and he attracted demerits like molas- ses attracts flies — wanted " to be comfortable, " as he put it. His chances for the first crew were marred only by his fiendish passion for bridge by means of which he expects to fleece the idle rich out of their millions in a few sessions, when he gets the chance. He doesn ' t believe in draggin " femmes " to the Academy, but watch him on leave! He did drag to a hop once. w David Gillies Roberts flint, michigan Dave squirt HEN but a child, they say, Dave kicked the slats out of his cradle because the nursemaid wouldn ' t dress him up in his little middie suit. As his childhood fancies bloomed and he outgrew the habit of sailing matches around the bathtub, he retained the manly yearning for slum and the scent of salt- water soap, invaded the War College, sorted the green yarns, coughed, thereby becoming a mid- shipman. Squirt developed the idea that the New Navy, as well as the old, should have its traditions, and so we remember him as one who founded the custom of combating mice with a safety razor blade and of singing Christmas carols at National Park. Fidelity and Obedience before personal feelings — that ' s Squirt all over for, when on shore patrol, he swung his mighty bludgeon on classmate and coal heaver, alike. He holds the world ' s rec- ord (indoor championship), for drop-kicking Victrola records over the transom; and he is the author of the following well-known lines: " These bathing trunks I consign to the sod, I ' m off the extra-swimming Jtik George Lincoln Phillips waterford, new york " Phil " " Moon " " Cull " BANG! Crash! Roar! — and another locomotive was ready to haul its burden across the conti- nent in record time. Who is the man whose engineer- ing skill and sinewy muscle have made possible this demon of iron and steam? Why, that ' s Moon taking advantage of his four months ' leave to apply his practical knowledge of steam that he learned from the Department of M. E. N. C. " Phil, however, realized how much these four months had set him back in the arts of one who follows the sea and, consequently, when Easter leave rolled around Second Class year, he joined Captain Hobbs ' crew as chief cook and bottle washer and risked the perils of the Chesapeake off Bloody Point. He profited well by the cruise because he knows what " ready about " means and to get clear of the boom. In addition to these incidents already mentioned, there are numerous others to mark the career of this up-state New Yorker. It is interesting to note the pride of the Waterford Gazette in his actions: " Local boy makes good at the U. S. N. A. " — so its columns read. " Not only has he been in charge of room but he has also been section leader in his classes more than once!! " Class Boxing (3); Varsity Boxing (2); Navy Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse (2). 50 . Edmund Tweedy milwaukee, wisconsin " Ted " " Boss " " Woofie " " T " PEftE comes Tweedy! " The audience stood up JlJ. and cheered while boss strolled down the aisle under a two-gallon hat, in a frock coat, and disguised behind a monocle; stepping high to show his white Finchley spats and bowing to the plaudits of the crowd. A cross section, however, of some of his cruises will convince the reader that here is a man with a past. First, the belle of Kelley ' s became enamored with the young Lothario, borrowed a hundred to return to the States, and then forgot her Knight. Not to be daunted, he is next discovered at St. Kitts enjoying the rum, a tropical moon, and Mandy. Turn another page of memoirs and behold him in Lisbon treating the natives with his jolly laugh, which won for him the name on board ship of the smiling son of a camel driver! He never forgot the girls at home. He finally per- suaded one that Woofie was the person, but it took her so long to discover it that he had fallen for another. Some day your luck may change, Ted — if you change your face. Soccer Squad (4); Lacrosse Squad (4); Class Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); X umerals (3, 2). Willard Kinsman Goodney detroit, michigan Puss PUSS got tired of big time labor in the mines of Upper Peninsula and, throwing aside his work- worn pick and shovel, grabbing his shaving kit and a bottle of hair tonic, he was off to join the mad whirl of life in Crabtown. He arrived a typical " babe from the woods, " carefree at first and of a friendly disposi- tion, which made him many friends. The coming of Youngster year enabled him to " get goin ' , " and he was not long in making himself the apple of many a female eye. It is said that some even yearned and craved his bright smile to such an extent that they would cry for him nights at a time! Not savvy or exactly brilliant, he has not, never- theless, worried much about the Acs. His impene- trable barrier of persistence thwarts their efforts. And time not given to boxing or to the " pursuit of happiness " along the usual Middie paths is given over to maintaining a daily exchange of letters with some fortunate femme from the sticks around Ann Ar- bor. Yes, Puss is a live but well-insulated wire and there ' s no use buzzing in his line! Rifle Squad (4, 3, 2); Class Football (4, 2); Class Water Polo {4). 51 Stanley Page Moseley fort worth, texas " .1 ose WHEN Mose does anything, he does it well, especially when he sings. He sings anything from second bass to first tenor, and has been known to sing both at once. But he is an exception to the rule that all great artists are temperamental because his temper is very well controlled except when the laundry confiscates his last sock or when the assistant forgets to close the windows. All of Mose ' s athletic prowess has been directed toward the parallel bars, and he has developed into a gymnast of no mean ability. This takes quite a bit of his spare time but he has enough left over to be a qualified member of the Radiator Club. There is nothing he enjoys more than a can of Fats and a hand of bridge. He can, furthermore, prove to you algebraically or any other way that 1=2! " Let ' s spend this dime so we ' ll be broke and happy. " Class Gymnasium (4); Varsity Gym (3, 2, 1); Class Numerals (4); gNM (3); Varsity Numerals (2); Southern Atlantic Champion- ship, parallel bars. Edward Everett Mann hedly, texas " Hombre " " Jack " MANN portrays by his very posture that he is from the Southwest. He has that little drop of the right shoulder that comes from long habit of holding one hand on the hip ready to shoot on sight ot Indians, enemies, or rivals in love. The appeal of athletic achievement has rarely lured Mann from a warm room because he vastly prefers a chin fest to a workout. He is always ready to boost the conversation along by relating an amus- ing experience of his. Although the veracity of some of these experiences have been strongly questioned, it is remarkably hard to mix him up. The experience only grows more elaborate and polished the more he is pushed. When " Hombre " cocks his head over to one side and begins to talk, the fair sex cannot resist him. He is able to fascinate them, singly or in groups, as long as they can see him and hear his voice. He is not a perpetual snake; nevertheless, each time he has dragged, he has had marked success. Very few instances are on record where anyone has trampled on " Hombre ' s " inherent rights as an American Citizen and escaped with the long end of the bargain. His philosophy is: don ' t be abused by anyone, but don ' t worry about anything else. " Did I ever tell you about the time .... ? " Class IV resiling (2, 1); Black N; Class Tennis (4); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). Lewis Smith Pari-ls wilmington, delaware Le:c — »r4ie handsome brute from the Diamond State — a preacher ' s son who did credit to the well ground- ed reputation established by sons of the clergy — Lew refused to be rushed and it may be truthfully said that he slept through four years at the Academy. But, like all other vices, sleep takes its toll, and many ' s the time he fought a hard battle to keep on the sunny side of Tecumseh. The ladies held no small place in his young life and, although he needed glasses in the classroom, his judgment was not impaired on the dance floor or at a tea fight. " A real ladies ' man. " Lew has had several encounters but still survives and stands by his guns — until the next one. He is the pride of Delaware and a staunch supporter of the native land with its one country at high tide and its three at low, and made famous by the Du Ponts. He has often said, " I must be a gentleman at all costs. " He has done his part in living up to his own motto but with him the cost wasn ' t always so high; it just came natural. A staunch advocate of the Radiator Club and a charter member of the " Most Royal Order of Snakes, " we leave him for further conquests and achievements in the service. " Say, Lew; who are you dragging Saturday? " Class Lacrosse 4): Class Track (2. 1). Edward Llewellyn Schleif milwaukee, wisconsin " Llew " " Sergeant-Major " WHEN this hombre swings down the corridor with that seagoing roll (acquired in the cavalry) he looks rough as a file, hard as a juice exam, and as non-reg as the ship squad. In fact, his unconventional attitude towards the N. A. Regs and Bolshevik tendencies have given him plenty of publicity via the morning " pap " sheet a firm believer in the old slogan, " It pays to advertise. " And hard? Why he has all the plebes bluffed into thinking that he is the original armor-piercing projectile. This blood- thirsty pose, though, is only skin deep for he really has a very sweet and gentle disposition. " Llew " does not lay any claim to reptility and has broken away from the ranks of Red Mikes on but few occasions, always returning again to the fold. Some people say he is in love; we refuse to incriminate him. He answers that letter or so every day just the same, and at graduation wants to enter the Marine Corps — object, matrimony. He ad- mits that. If you want to hear a good yarn, ask him what he did in Philadelphia after the Army-Navy game youngster year. " Two bits_I hit the Dago tree. " Football (4, 2, 1); Varsity Numerals (2); Juice Gang (3, 2, 1); Masqueraders (3, 2, 1); Masqued N, Musical Clubs; Gymkhana. Y ho IS in his unsat " Edwin Van Brant trooper, pennsylvania " Bimbo " " Eva " HIS only weakness is his roommate, entranced by this " long rangy tackle. " " Nothin ' ever bothers me, " says " Eva, ' native tongue when referring to his lowest ' mark or the ( ) of his equator. He kept immune from the chains of the stronger sex until his second class year, when he brought upon us many bricks and ye verily one " four O. " " Bim " struts the floor wonderfully and then she asks sweetly, " Have you been dancing on it? " He doesn ' t shine in the Armory, but afterwards !!!!!!! In spite of his numerous faults, we could not live without him because he thinks nothing of taking ten suits to the tailor shop. And he is very apt at clean- ing out the room owing to his past experience on the farm. Of his doings in foreign ports, we blush; little may be said (in public). However, we know his good sense of humor and continual smile will get him with the best of fellows. The best of luck " Bim, " whether it be farm or sea. Class Football (4, 3): Varsity (3, 2); Class Lacrosse (4, 2,1). AH bane - no; Ji John Gerald Brown st. paul, minnesota J l S ' J l S Bruno Sparrow t H bane a svede from Minneeeeesootaa ' a but ig claims he is a descendant of the Scots. We believe him when we feast our eyes on his " amount available " in ye pass book. When it comes to his struggle with the Acs, we dofFour caps to him. He makes a spring board out of the " feather bed " in plenty of time to grab the elusive 2.5. And when it means Dago his name is Juan Moreno. " Now the Dago will be translated at 9:30 " which has kept many of us less fortun- ates on the happy side of a 2.5. Not only is he a swimmer of merit, kept from the varsity by the Acs, and having led his class team to victory twice, but he is snakish, craves to play bridge, ' n everything. At any hop he may be seen giving the ladies the treat of their lives. We expect Bruno to make an efficient officer in the fleet, and we will all be sadly disappointed if he doesn ' t prove the incorrectness of " you cannot get rich in the Navy! " " Hi, there, Champ. How ' s the water? " Class Swimming (4, 3, 2, 1). John Dean Blanchard appleton, wisconsin " . D. " " Sailor " YCtJ iandlubbers stand to one side! Here comes a man who can sail any craft without the aid of wind. He uses neither motor nor oars; just the usual kind of a sail, and he is off like a shot. None of us as yet have been able to grasp the theory involved, but " Sailor " knows what he is doing, and the best we can do about the matter is to refer you to him. As for original ideas, John is full of them, and besides inventing new names of endearment tor his friends and classmates, his fruitful brain concocted a novel party for New York ' s four hundred in which those attending wore their clothes of infant days. You would be surprised the amount of joy and fun this produced, and again we refer you to the " Sailor " for full particulars as we cannot at present repeat the details verbatim. Our sympathy goes to those who will be his ship- mates, for he can easily turn the largest and best regulated ship into a turmoil in short order. Expert Rifleman; Lucky Bag Staff; B-Squad Football (4); Black N. John Robertson Lawrence kansas city, missouri " Bob " " Hot-Foot " STRAIGHT from the frontier of civilization this hardy pioneer drove up one day in the covered wagon, hitched his mules, and shipped in. Up to that time, he ' d never seen anything cleaner than the Muddy Missouri, and great was his surprise when he saw the clear and crystal depths of the Annapolis inlet. He came, saw, and conquered. He has evolved and developed forty-nine ways of beating Bowditch — one for each table. He would rather sit up all night trying to figure out a new way to sleep in until 6:30 than turn in like the rest of us and get a regulation caulk. Since joining the Navy, " Hot-foot " has learned to read and write; he has worn shoes to all the Army games. But at heart he is still the bold frontiersman, craving the great open spaces. (Tarrytown, New York.) Just start talking Spanish and you meet the real " Bob " Lawrence. He con- jugates a mean Dago verb, batting average .250. A roller skater of note, author of the popular " Ro- tunda " song hit, and dearly beloved by all the Plebes — that ' s how we ' ll remember our dear old gold-bricking Richard English Elliott warren, pennsylvania " Dick " " Hoot Mon " CALL the gang, " said Skipper Dick, and the dumb crew filed in for the regular Dago lesson. He was the Einstein of the Dago class, the Patrick Henry of linguistic power, and when he said " Mano is feminine " , no one dared put an " el " before it. But, sad to state, here his liking for the feminine stopped. Though from the heart of the oil region he has never been found " greasy, " and were it not for his irresistible desire to sleep perhaps he might have become more dreaded in the section room. His mod- esty has always been an obstacle to our information, but we firmly believe that he is the world ' s greatest mental telepathist. Otherwise how could he sleep with an open book in hand for an hour and still baffle the instructor. On second class cruise Dick revealed the fact that in the dim past some of his ancestors had hailed from Scotland. When his class- mates got ashore and real- ized that Dick ' s bowlegs and bony knees were Scotch, and that Dick displayed a predi- lection for everything Scotch thev christened him " Hoot Mon. " Joseph Harris Willingham, Jr. pell city, alabama " Joe ' " Willie " PELL CITY! Sure, that ' s where Willie hfiKjfrom down in Alabama. That sunny, southern, happy state is in Willie ' s smile, but are there any clouds? Yes, the department of Dago has kept our boy hustling so that the ragged edge no longer has a thrill for him. Even so — if you ever truly want to know what makes the wheels go ' round, see Willie. Strange things a man turns to as he grows older. Crabs! But you might expect the unexpected from Joe. Looking for Southern hospitality — drop in and see him. There in a chair he lounges, strumming on a guitar, wreathes of cigarette smoke enveloping him, and an open Cosmo on the table. ' Twas ever thus with a Mexican athlete. The guitar is silenced and, with a perplexed look, " You know, I don ' t see . . . ? " He is an argumentative lad. Ask him who won the war — about the evolution of man — Einstein ' s The- ory — Steinmetz ' s Theory. Fruit! And so the lure of the 40 is answered once more. Class Wrestling (4, 3); Class Gym ( ). Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2); Numerals (J, 2). 56 Elmer Kurz Zitzewitz chicago, illinois " Ivan " " Skeets " " Zitz " SK!r TS hails from the heart of Chicago and, strange to say, seems proud of it. He is somewhat inclined to be a " Snake " and, although he drags blind most of the time, he has never been presented with a daintily decorated brick. The hardest task he has ever encountered is to make one understand how to say his name in United States; but it makes little difference as long as you call him something with a " Z " in it! — He ' ll answer. One thing about him — he ' s never missed the Broad- way Limited, as an hour more in Old Chi to him is an hour more of life. We wonder just what is the special attraction. His greatest weakness is dancing and, believe me, he is clever. " Gee, only ten, a sleep, and a butt to Xmas leave — if I can make the 3:10 to Baltimore I can catch the Broadway and be in the old town by nine the next morning. " " I ought to be able to pay up in Sep.; then I ' ll be able to settle down a couple of months after graduation ain ' t love grand! " Wrestling Squad (4); Class Wrestling (3, 2, 1); Numerals; Class Lacrosse (2, 1); Class Baseball (4); Lucky Bag, Asst. Adv. Mgr Shane Hastings King maryville, missouri " Shane " " Stein " " Kingie " MIS-S-S-TER KING!! Come down here and fix up mv windows! " " PlebeHo!! " " " Let ' s go in second class door. " " God! Who ' s got the foo-foo? " Stein, although not from the United States, does not hail from Palestine. He is a Missourian through and through, and it is impossible to win in an argu- ment with him. He " reads up on a few things. " It ' s even a marvel when he can be shown, but that stub- bornness is the stuff that makes the ol ' boat hop when everything else is gone and they start counting the strokes and the yelling starts. Kingie is a charter member of the Pi Delta Kap- pa ' s and very prominent in the organization. " Georgette. " " Hot Lips. " Oh! Happy thoughts! " Hey! Lee, you ' re savvv,howdovoudo this ? — (Nav- Math-Juice-ANYTHING!) Crew (3, 2, 1); Block N (3); aNa; Plebe Crew; Crossed Oar (4); Football Squad (2, I); B-Squad (3); Class Football (4); Company Representative (2 1); . Class Wrestling (2). 57 " S Robert Irvine Coleman norristown, pennsylvania " Bob " " Red-Eye " " Rojo-Ojo " NIFF! Sniff! Must be Norristown. All out for the biggest, brightest, beautifulest, busiest, best borough in the country. " Bob was a rather timid, retiring youth when he struck the Navy School and didn ' t draw much water, so you can imagine the furor he created when he placed on Finlayson ' s gang of club-swingers. He has, furthermore, received the plaudits of his classmates on account of his work on the gridiron and as a member of the quintet. His soulful eyes have been the cause of many a feminine downfall. He is quite famous for being indifferent as to whom he drags or when he drags, just so long as it wears dresses and can dance. He is at once the brick ' s salvation and the 4.0 ' s despair. An intense snake by inclination, he is a Red Mike at the last minute. He is the original " Sackholder " because, no matter how they treat him, he always comes back for more, prid- ing himself on the fact that he holds the intercollegiate record for falling in and out of love. " Hey, Mister, git them knees together. " " Y.y.-y-yes, s-s-sir. " Class Lacrosse (4); Varsity Lacrosse (3,2,1); INt (J); Block N-Orange Star; Class Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Basketball (4, 3,2, 1). Philip Dow Compton EAST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY " Phil " " Dow " " Comp " " Peedee " WOOED from the B Troop (N. J. Cavfli ) by the call of the wild waves (not by the wild sirens of the deep), " Phil " came to Crabtown un- tutored in the ways of women. But he has progressed rapidly, not so much, however, as to refrain from blushing at the slightest mention of complicity in some past miscue before a drag or before his " Var- sity " or " Junior Varsity " (which is always difficult for him to decide; a decision made being soon annulled). The ladies are not the principal thought in his life, for he is a mighty oarsman. " Comp " started out by stroking our Plebe crew through an undefeated sea- son in the spring of ' 22; from then on he was Varsity material in embryo, but always just one boat behind, due undoubtedly to the love of his victuals. " Peedee " has always been a savoir, one of the pursuers of the ever elusive 4.0. Because of the size of his heart, it has always been easy to take advantage of him; and, sad to relate, we do it continually and unfeelingly. " O-O-O-O-O-O-o-o-o-o-o .... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I KISSED HER! " Ring Committee; Company Representative (2, i); Plebe Crew; 25 Crossed Oar; aNa (J); Varsity Numerals (2); Varsity Crew Squad (3, 2, 1); Expert Rifleman. 58 Martin Stuart Rahiser pittsburgh, pennsylvania " Ray " " Bandy " " Roski " OL T % f the dark recesses of the hive of industry sprang our " Roski " who washed his grimy face, gave away his silk shirts and started to hold the sack. Due to his intimate contact with the great steel magnates, Ray assumed charge of doors 1, 2, 3, and 4 of a B. W. boiler on his first cruise. It is urged by friends that he write his personal memoirs on " From Fireman Third to Skipper. " As early as Plebe summer, Ray showed that he was not of common clay when the authorities ap- pointed him Chief Geeitscold of the Royal Sub Squad. Between swims he garnered an " rNt " for consistently perforating the paper bull on the rifle range. With admirable foresight he had his name put on the letter head of the Lucky Bag and has been enjoying free stationery ever since. Vices? Listen!! He is dominated by an intense love for hair tonic and " foo-foo " so loud that he wears ear muffs when applying. Keeps a model locker and wears out three " reg " books and nine whiskbrooms annually. Almost stars but scans all the weekly trees in expectation. Spends ten and a halt months a year talking about the next leave; the other forty- five days he advocates that late hours are bad for one, but great for two. " No!!!!!!!! Just regulation!!!! " Company Representative (3); Sub-Squad (4, J, 2); Rifle Team (4,3); rNt; Expert Rifleman; Managing Editor, Lucky Bag; Lucky Bag (4, 3). Thomas Carson Thomas topek.a, kansas " Tom " " Tom-Tom " " Berduskey " GOOD Golly Almighty, boys, we must tell you about this unusual specimen! Put on a jazz record, pull up the curtain, and Time: 40 seconds before any formation sounds. Place: Berduskey ' s room in Ye Gude Olde Bancroft Setting: Shower running, whistling, clothes strewed about. Large, red, jolly face parts shower curtains. " How much time left? 40 seconds? JUDAS, oodles of time— " whistling begins again. And, 40 seconds later, " 3rd squad all present, sir! " Yes, he does it, gives us heart failure, too, but he ' s never late. Imagine a Mid who doesn ' t smoke, use naughty language, or use stimulants; who lives for leave, and wrecks papa ' s car when he does get home; likes to razz and be razzed; who is pretty savvy and not greasy; one who loves art, movies, and his dear old radio and is one of those " hard-to-descnbe " birds who plays class athletics and is always ready to do his part and you have our dear old Tom-Tom. " JUDAS, but I ' m tired! " Class Football (4, 3, 2,1); Rifle Squad (4, 3); Expert Rifleman; Class Wrestling (3, 2,1); Boxing (4). 59 Warren Whitney Johnson hollis, long island, new york " Olie " " Szvede " " Red " THE alluring lights of Broadway were unheeded — Olie came to us unspoiled, but he mixed names and faces in a deplorable way, a crime for which he has done penance because he has acquired more nicknames than he himself can remember. Just make a noise like one of them and he will respond. A spirited energy pervades Olie. He is continually working out and having varying success with athlet- ics. Even while he bones, his jaws put out the ergs. If you ask him the reason, however, you will hear, " beautifies the tooth, perfumes the breath, aids digestion — ! " Each of us possesses some idiosyncrasy. Ohe ' s is a hobby of collecting pipes and cigarette holders, combined with an aversion for cigarettes. When Old Nick holds sway, gather ' round, for no Turk ever smoked through such ingenious devices as Olie devises. The femmes seldom both- ered him. " Hey, Gus; we ' re both on the Juice tree Yet. " " No, Skags, thanks. Have some chewin ' gum. ' " Class Soccer (4, J, 2, 1): Class Track (4, 3); Numerals (3); Varsity Track (2); Varsity Numerals (2); Mandolin Club (4,3,2.!). George Edward Fee tonopah, nevada LrUS FILL me again with that old, familiar juiCtef ' Methinks I might recover bye and bye. " — Rubaiyat. An honest, hardworking chap who sprang from the silver mines of Nevada, Gus delights in argument and never waxes angry. Always good-natured and good- hearted, he never holds a grouch longer than a half hour. He is constantly looking for some person with whom to share his worldly goods, but never asks others to share with him unless we bring up the subject of cigarettes. Occasionally he is seen at the hops when he is unable to avoid them — she will not be a brick. He possesses delicate curls which he nourishes quite often with non-reg haircuts; and he lavishes " mucho " upon his appearances. Insistent upon hovering around radiators, Gus will always be remembered by a frequent extract from his line — " Come on over and have a skag. " r,ll John Osgood Lambrecht viola, wisconsin " Chink " " John " " Osgood " H i ING watched those wild waves on Lake ' Michigan from both Illinois and Michigan, John decided to go out for bigger game, so he immed- iately discarded his English Walkers and that cute little blue suit for a pair of Stetsons and some more blue — Navy blue. And it came to pass that by plug- ging at the right time and in the right way he man- aged to frustrate whatever hopes the Ac Department ever had of sending him back to civilian life. He was not with us very long before he showed his pugilistic talents which gave him numerals Second Class year. A lead with the left and a cross with the right is just a business way of saying " it won ' t be long now. " Everything capable of making ye knots, interests him whether it is an old tub of a boat or not. Speak- ing of boats, there is one exception to be made — canoes — especially on North West Arm. When we hear him begin, " Now when I made that trip to Algeciras, " or " On that ride to Wisconsin Youngster Sep. Leave, " there is no doubt in our mind that he loves all the r est. " What — no mail! " Waldo Nicholas Christensen english lake, indiana " Christy " OH, Uncle Henry! Do tell us a story! " " Hush, children, " said Uncle Henry, " I was just about to tell vou the story of a white-haired, smiling, sailor lad. " " Is it Waldo? " " None other, " laughed Uncle Henry. " Oh! Goody! Goody! " cried all the little mids as they clapped their hands in glee, for they dearly loved to hear of this " gentleman from Indiana. " One dav Christy was heard to say that he might end his life on the farm, but that he intended to see the world first and to see it in the popular way — by joining the Navy. Although not a savoir his tussle with the Aca- demics was the least of his worries and, being what Emerson says one should not be, he puts no more time in on his studies than necessary. Nine o ' clock each night finds him with his head resting on the table, not floored but non- chalant. " What ' s the use of stay- ing in the Navy when my dad has a farm . : Clinton Henry Sigel virginia, minnesota " Chuck " " Clint " " Charlie " SINCE that sunny day in July, 1921, when Chuck embarked on ' 25 ' s stormy voyage, we have been forced to admit that Virginia is the coming city of western civilization — but we hate to think what it ' s coming to! Civic pride, however, is not Chuck ' s only attrib- ute. Plebe summer he began to absorb Spike Webb ' s fistic teachings; soon he was much elated with train- ing table toast. Increased avoirdupois Youngster year put boxing into the background and he took up the reins of manager. Active in Lacrosse, our cute littl e boy with the curly hair has graced Worden field for four years as a member of the class team. Since Youngster year he has also been an active member of both the Log and Lucky Bag staffs. Academics have been the bane of his existence. He has never averaged more than a 3.2, but he says, " We can ' t all be savvy. " And he says he is a Red Mike. How about that daily Minneapolis letter, Chuck? " Another Gin Ricky, waiter! " " Look out, I ' ll sockya one! Boxing Squad (4); Varsity Numerals (2); Manager Boxing ( ); Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, I ); Numerals (2); Log Staff (J, 2 ,1); Lucky Bag Staff. Adolph Hede new york city, n. y. " Al " " Hed " " Abie " WHEN our handsome Leatherneck gav% Lp the Gyrenes for the Navy, he naturally stepped right into responsibility. We first saw him teaching the rudiments of military drill to his less apt class- mates who stared, awe-stricken, at this finished product of Paris Island and Quantico. He early made a choice of activities, and picked soccer as his one sport beside sub-squad swimming. In both of these branches of athletics he proved his worth by making the squad all four years. But " Al ' s " greatest achievements were along journalistic lines. As chief of the Athletic Staff, he greatly improved that section of the Log. Not satis- fied with one man ' s work, he also landed the job of Athletic Editor for the " Lucky Bag " which likewise was successful under his care. Not to mention " Abie ' s " affairs of the heart would be to leave his biography decidedly incomplete; but due to lack of space, we can only say that he is eternally in love, and with one girl (one at a time). However, in spite of this and a curious failing for odd souvenirs from such places as Thorwaldsen ' s in Copenhagen, we consider " Al " the finest shipmate of all, and look with certainty to his success, whether he enters the Army, the Navy, or the Horse Marines. " Wotsav Abie? " Class Soccer (4); Varsity (4, 3, 2, 1); Log Staff (4, 3, 2,1); Athletic Editor ( ); Athletic Editor, Lucky Bag; Reception Committee; Expert Rifleman; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). .62 Thomas Henry Tonseth fairbanks, alaska " Tom ' " Eskimo " " Polar Bear " OPt at ' em, fellows. I told you so! " — and the _ _ smooth-skinned chap from the Northland threw open the door and pointed a long finger at the half dozen letters on his table. His ship had come in, and he pounced upon the two weeks ' old news from the frozen metropolis next door to the Pole. The hot sun of the South, however, rather appealed to him for he forsook his home training and placed an O.A.O. tag on a Georgia peach one September. Per- haps it was due to his " skin you love to touch " effect brought about by the frigid climate of his boyhood days. His one great ambition is to see " the folks at home " before his two-starred flag is hauled to the main. By graduation, the train will run all the way to Fairbanks and the dog sled can be put away for moonlight rides only. Savvy? Not so ! But what a memory — he can tell you the name and initials of every man in the regiment, whether they are married or single, and the color of hose worn. " — and we saw a tossing sea of horns in the valley below us; a thousand caribou in the herd. " Class Lacrosse (J, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Class Boxing (2); Expert Rifleman. James Snedeker savannah, georgia " Jim " " Jaime " " Flying Sheik " WHO is Schumann-Heink, Mister? " " A mile runner, sir! " And thus he became famous — endeared to us for his fearlessness in coming down with such a wild conjecture, and to the first class for the merriment he afforded. But that was Plebe year. He was such a cute little boy when he doffed his Boy Scout khaki and donned the Navy Blue! One would never guess that he was forced to gorge on bananas and milk to pass the weight requirement. He would not look at girls until March of Young- ster year — they were " useless critters. " But since the hop on that memorable night of his first drag! though he " sweahs " he won ' t join the ranks of the benedicts ' till thirty. A literary genius is this " Flying Sheik " and the Regiment has responded to his articles in the Log more than once. Moreover, he was selected to be one of the few to carry on the work of the Trident — no trivial honor. He never addresses a single individual in his daily discourse, yet we enjoy lending our ears to his philosophy of life. " Oh, I ' ll grant vou that, bv 63 John Rensselaer van Nagell reno, nevada " Fan " " Beauty " " Sheik " THIS far-famed sheik comes from Reno, and when he entered this little Naval Seminary of ours you couldn ' t have found a sweeter and more unsuspecting boy of sixteen anywhere. Far be it from me to tell which one of the fair sex cultivated this young prodigy. It was not, however, until Youngster cruise that he took his great est fall. He got by Panama and San Juan with colors flying, but Halifax proved his undoing. It was at one of those Midshipmen dances there that he met his fate or, as he puts it, his " weakness. " " Beauty " has stepped out since we first came in. He graced the stage as one of the fair sex in the Masqueraders Youngster year, and since then he has been the mainstay of the hop committee. If " Van " had all the money he spent on stamps, he could buy a Rolls-Royce — but still he writes. " Van " has decided that he isn ' t light enough yet, so he is going into the air- service, and see how it is to be a bird. Here ' s to you, boy — but, for the love of Mike, get a good safe plane. Hop Committee (2, 1); Ch a irm a n Hop Co m m ittee (l); Masqueraders (3). 64 Benjamin May, 2nd newport, rhode island " Ben " " May " " Maybe " HAVE you ever noticed this tall, slendj r v ,-blond- haired young " collar ad " slowly sauntering through the corridors — he is our young blood from Newport and claims to be a Red Mike. We believed him until Second Class Xmas leave when his claims fell short, for now he sends flowers like the most accomplished snake in our realm. To kill time in the Spring he usually devotes most of his time to two-timing bulls ' eyes. Give him a rifle and he shines. In addition to this he is a true sailor man, having been a charter member of " pop " Ortlant ' s sub squad since it was formed. Ben fools the Ac Department merely as a side line because he can get a maximum mark out of a mini- mum effort. Ask Ben and he will tell you that the first essential is: don ' t go to class without knowing at least the page on which the lesson begins! Ben is one of these reserved fellows but when you get to know him he is true blue — you can count on him to the last. He ' ll never forget the old Navy and says he is going in for the Asiatics. " Now with this little drop light I ' ll make a cold forty. " " She is a 4.0, George. " Rifle Squad (4, 3, Block N; rNt; Sub-Squad; I.xpert Rifleman. Frank Lenox Durnell greenfield, ohio " Fish. " " Diz " " Hank " FRAFtfC, a chip off the old block, was born in Bainbridge, Ross County, Ohio, in the " Land of Presidential Timber. " Instead of following his natural course at home and becoming president he decided that he would rather go to sea and become an admiral. So he sold his birthright, even as Abel, for a pot of Navy beans! The All-Academics have tried to make life miser- able for Fish. His strongest opponents are Juice and Navigation, and some weeks one can hear him say, " Well, I got a 4.0 this week. " But, lo! — and behold, the Nav tree comes up with Durnell F. L. 2.0 (joke). And if the day is wet and cloudy you may hear him say, " It sure is a of a day for us Navigators! " Diz is quite a ladies man (ask him about his Skiweegan drag). Through it all, however, he turns a cold shoulder to all the sweet little girls who would vamp him and remains true to the girl back home. " Say, Kit, wake me up ten minutes before formation. " Class Football (2). " V Joseph William Ludewig washington, district of columbia " Joe " " Sweetheart " " Little Brother " ADONIS, make your exit — we have Josey-Joe u with us; a snake and a brute — what a wow of a combination. Foo-Foo and women are the prime requisites of his existence. And he sure does like to practice them " wrestling holts. " Say, now, did you ever see our Joe " stepping out ? " " Who is that darling little boy over there — yeh, the one showing the rest of those cake-eating middies what a bunch of ham-en-eggers they are when it comes to dancing? " At Second Class Army-Navy Game he was the sensation of HI ' ol ' N. Y. — Penna Grill — Vincent Lopez, etc. " Three chuckles — I ' ll be thinking of you boys this summer working Nav while Vic and I are doing gay Paree. " Thus sayeth our ass ' t. manager of our Navy crew. From coxswain to stroke oar of the singles; that ' s him. We attribute Joe ' s academic success to a measure of intelligence, an ever-ready line, and a congenial disposition. And here ' s a little secret. His ambition is to find a cozy love nest on the good old terra firma. Crew Squad {4, 3, 2, 1 Manager (1); Class Wrestling (4, 2), Numerals (2); Wrestling Squad (3); Lucky Bag Staff; Hop Committee. 65 Robert Paul Foose dayton, ohio " Skipper " " Bob " HAVING " hudwinked " the powers that be into permitting him to become an inmate of " Uncle Sam ' s School for Little Boys, " Skipper began his first step up the ladder of fame during Plebe summer. He put on twenty-five pounds more weight. With hard work and this additional qualification, the next step-making " B " Football Squad and a secure seat at training table during Plebe year was accomplished. Of course he did it just to be " sans running. " Ask him. As a sea-lawyer, our farmer-boy from Ohio is unsurpassed. Arguments are his meat. Pathe News is his only rival. If Skipper doesn ' t know about it, it just isn ' t known, that ' s all. Our hero has always been a very sedate and demure young man, but of late there have been — well, scandals whispered around which seem to indicate hitherto unsuspected indiscriminations. But hush! It is too shocking! Yes, he admits that he knows his eggs. " Aw, listen, you fellows are all wrong. " " Sir, I ' m out for football. " Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); Class Crew ( ); Sub-Squad (3, 2); B-Squad Football (4). Charles Schuman McKinney struthers, ohio " Sparky " " Mac " " Sheik " ' " V TOW, fellows, when I was on ' Sep ' Lear-e t was IN like this: she was the best looking girl in the old ' Podunk, ' etc.— " We ' ve heard this so much that it is generally conceded that for all around snaking our dashing " Mac " has them all beaten. He doesn ' t admit it but we have no doubt that that cane was bought in foreign parts to keep the fair sex from crowding him too closely on leave. Please do not be too hard on him, girls, for he is the possessor of a heavy line which never fails to astonish every mem- ber of his audience. Do not suspect that all of his time is occupied in such delightful and praiseworthy pastimes, for such is far from the case. What will the well-dressed mid wear? Come around and ask Mac any time and he will tell you all about such little matters. There is one thing that does not appear on the surface, this is Mac ' s dogged determination to down the Academics. You would think that sleepy look was caused by an inherent laziness, but it is merely the effects of staying up until the wee small hours boning juice. Class Track (4, 3). 66 Paul Miller Lion, Jr. new rochelle, new york " Thug " ' ' Pauline " " P. M. " ONt Summer about four years ago, Paul decided that he would like to become one of Uncle ' s Pampered Pets. But after trying his best, the little fellow found that he didn ' t weigh enough. Finally he hit upon a happy thought; before being examined he ate thirteen bananas and drank two quarts of water. And so, strange as it may seem, here he is. Once a midshipman, his lack of weight became no disadvantage. In fact, it put him just right to be a coxswain; and he would undoubtedly have piloted our plebe crew had he not been one of the unfortunate casualties in an interdeck scuffle which put him in the hospital just about midseason. Having been thus thwarted by fate in his athletic aspirations, Pauline turned to be one of the very deadliest of reptiles. No hop would be complete without him chewing his gum and doing the light fantastic in a way that is all his own. " Paul, you are just the most wonderful combination of Conway Fairbanks, Douglas Tearle, etc., etc. And I just love that tricky little suit! " Bennet Wood Wright, Jr. pine bluffs, arkansas " Benny " " B. W. " " Bright Eyes " AFTER spending many a summer day sailing his l little boat upon the old mill pond, and in later years reading the gripping story of " The Rover Boys at Sea, " the call of the deep took an irresistible hold upon him, and amid tears and cheers this budding youth boarded the " spookeye Express " w T ith Crab- town as his destination. Plebe year had not been underway long when his bright eyes attracted the far-famed Shorty Gardner, who immediately took B. W. under his tutelage. He soon realized that he should develop a physique like a Roman gladiator to equal his tutor, so he began to wrestle. Within but six months his Adonis- like features had been marred by a full grown cauli- flower ear! " What a midshipman should wear. " Say, you should see B. W. on the polished hardwood, doing the world-famous Parisian Tango, dressed in Jakey Reed ' s latest creation; but if the sight of him garbed rhusly would make a maid- en ' s heart skip a beat, what would be the effect when he dons exclusive clothes made by his London tailor? Class Wrestling (3); Manager Wrestling ( ); Lucky Bag Staff. 67 Edward John Trumble alexandria, virginia " Red " " Rojo " " Leatherneck " YES, another son of old Erin. One would never be forgiven for mistaking the nationality of this beaming young Irishman. He happens to be one of the select few who are permitted to choose their own nicknames, for that wavy mass of extraordinary red hair eliminates all other possibilities, however promising. He fell into the Navy ' s pond direct from the Gyrene ' s Sth Regiment of Chateau-Thierry fame. While always an ardent Navy supporter, he has remained loyal to the Corps and — Oh, well; the Navy ' s loss is the Marines ' gain! For convincing testimony of his versatility as a linguist, embark with me to the quaint old city of Copenhagen. While the majority of us after a losing struggle decreed it impossible to converse in Danish, he got along surprisingly well indeed with even the fairest Danish maidens. Hailing from the old Do- minion state and proud of it, he ' ll soon convince you that the world revolves around Alexandria! " Now when I get in the Corps. " " Let ' s all sing an old Scotch Ballad. " " Boys, she ' s Irish. " Rifle (4); Class Stvimmin (2); Lucky Bag Staff: Class Soccer (4, ' l); Star (2). t John Harold Sides roslyn, washington " Senor " " Lados " " Savvy " A POTENTIAL musician, savoir, and ' lazy — he has those inherent qualities for the making of a Beethoven or a Ted Lewis but, as we have just said, he is lazy. He is already a master of the sweet potato, and, occasionally, on a Sunday afternoon, he will bring out the banjo, shake off the dust, and thrum us a tune. Some of these days that long talked of Sax will materialize, and then even Bennie Kreuger will have to stand aside. Senor certainly mastered Spanish, for he set a pace for ' 25 for three years that was hard to realize. At the same time, however, he has made it possible for many more of us to follow in his trail. His willingness to aid the wooden ones (he is a star man of the first magnitude, you know) has gained him esteem and popularity. We classify him with the Red Mikes. He can, nevertheless, enjoy the light fantastic. Ask him about that rapturous evening (and morning) he spent swinging to the harmonious strains produced by Jan Garber at the Ambassador. Then, too, he dragged blind from Wellesley once she had money! Lucky Bag Staff; Log Staff; Class Crew (4, 1); Star (4, J, 2). 68 Rufus Forrest Allen fayetteville, georgia " Roof " " Chauncy " " Forrest " CO SNG from Fayetteville in the Sunny State of Georgia and wishing to be one of the " pamp- ered pets, " Chauncey left his Southland for dear Crabtown on the Bay. Worldly experience up until this time had not bothered this young Southerner; however, it was but a short time before his life took on a deeper, darker aspect, for he was now an officer in the Navy and as such had certain ideals to live up to - Now Rufus isn ' t exactly a " snake, " nor is he a " Red Mike " ; he has never fallen irrevocably, but frequent letters cause him much pleasure, and no little worry over the fair sex. Chauncy ' s main claim to fame, though, is that be is the only man on his ship who, after fourteen days at sea, used to go to the canteen and buy beans — and " reg " beans at that. Despite his perversity, " Roof " isn ' t such a bad sort and we must admit that Fayetteville lost a good half of its population when Walter Scott Mayer, Jr. staten island, new york " Wop " " Jo " BEHOLD a real sea-going salt. " Let Wop do it " is a favorite expression when nautical points are involved. He got his sea legs on the Staten Island ferries when he was a tiny tot. So it was that the sight of the " grey warriors " of the deep, standing out to sea, proved to be the wedge that pried him away from the attractions of the Great White Way. In time he became accustomed to the rural life of Crabtown and thrived despite the petty annoyances of the academic and executive departments. Early in his career here he became an addict to dragging blind, an evil which an O. A. O. has been unsuccessful in breaking. He is a man of rare luck, at times unexplainable unless we resort to the prover- bial horseshoe. His tendencies are along the " halt serious " lines, but at times we are wont to find him at either extreme. " Game of bridge, Walter? " " Sure; how many ya ' got? " Rifle Squad (4, 3); Crew Squad (4). 69 Frederick Paul Williams shorter, alabama " Freck " " Red " " Panky " " Rojo " " " O ED, you ' d better wake up! " This was the first XV piece of advice to greet " Freck ' s " ears from his favorite first Classman after a blissful and uncon- scious Plebe Summer. This freckle-faced boy, who is the true reincarna- tion of Huckleberry Finn, has been having his " ins " and " outs " with the academics for four years. His Alabama accent never did get by so well in the Dago classroom. But as Sophocles said to Themistocles, " Them days is gone forever. " He is even getting what you might call " savvy " in his old days, and he goes about with a perpetual " Try and bilge me " expression on his face. Freck has always been a Red Mike of the first order, and he has weathered four years of the Acad- emy with his heart intact. But one of these days some sweet damsel will get him for keeps, and when he falls . Red is starting out on the long cruise with a whole raft of friends, because no one who knows him can help lik- ing him. He swears that, though the Navy may take him to every part of the globe, he will always remain, in his heart, a true Southern Gentleman. " Dusty " " Bill " COBB once said that all great Americans came from Indiana. If you do not believe it, do not tell Dusty because he left his Hoosier home some years ago to prove to the world that it is true. Dusty ' s Plebe year was a famous one — for him and for the upper classmen! Youngster cruise was almost too much for Dusty, but he claims the Navy Department did not treat him fairly when he was assigned to the " pig iron row boat. " All during the following winter Bill ' s heart was for sale, and so he attended the hops to the dismay of his classmates. " Oh, Jack, who is that tall, good-looking Youngster with the sword belt? I think he is divine. " Bill would be duly introduced and ! Second class leave, however, he lost his heart and every Sunday night he tells us how it should be done. As for the Acs, his knowledge of Dago is famous. He can tell everybody except the pro! all about it. And he likes Math so much that he has often told us he intends to go to M.I.T. some day. " Bet, bet, one, two — dime limit. " " I ' ll just tell the coach what to do. " Varsity Basketball (4,3,2,1); Class Lacrosse (3, 2); Hop Committee (3); Black N. 70 William Edwin Hank norfolk, virginia " Hank " " William E. " " Bill " ENDuWED by nature with a sunny disposition, Hank was a popular target for the brutal upper-classmen. Wise beyond his years, he never dragged blind — but once — and since then he has confined himself to soulfull and heartrending communications " a la U. S. Mail " with numerous of the sub-debs of No ' folk. Great was the wailing and gnashing of teeth when Hank set sail from Copenhagen on Second Class Cruise, and we fear that several fair hearts were shattered beyond repair. For four years his athletic aspirations have fought a game but losing fight with his ever-present and growing desire to lie enfolded in the arms of Mor- pheus. His noble efforts on the track, however, will be long remembered by several of his admirers. " Lawd, how I love that girl! " " Somebody wake me up in time for formation, I swear I didn ' t get enough sleep last night. " Persifor Frazer Gibson, Jr. philadelphia, pennsylvania " Hoot " " Happy " " Percy " AS you like him, girls; this dimpled-cheeked l cherub, the " Versatile Hoot " — not only is he versatile with the ladies but also as a linguist. Nev- ertheless, after many years of globe trotting, Hoot still blushes when our far-famed capital is mentioned. As he puts it, East is East and West is West, but Washington is the best. He still has his miniature, however, after spending Xmas leave there. Perhaps he buys them by the gross! That smile wins everyone. Percy is one of those fortunate chaps who just goes off one training table on to another. And, of course, his friends are many, for who could doubt a smile like that? For Math and Dago they do assemble while this young Archimedes propounds his theory. And French — well, Sunshine (another name) is the original interpreter of " la Vie, " and its classmates. As for his rogue ' s gallery, there is none like it. At present we are undecided as to whether George Washington or Vassar has the lead. " Hand me that Calc book — can ' t get the theory of this. " Class Soccer (4); Varsity Soccer (3, 2,1) aNf (3), ' 25 (2), N (1) Class Swimming (4, 3) J ' arsity (2); J ' arsity Lacrosse (2, 1); Class Numerals (3). A c EWART CORIDAN RlCHARDSON CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA " Dick " " Dickey " CCORDING to Dick the worst thing in world is to live near the girl one loves and not be able to see her. For three years now we have seen so little of him that well, he manages to get in ranks just as late blast sounds on Sunday night. Although not exactly savvy, neither is he wooden; his only handicap being a form of sleeping sickness which usually attacks him during study hours and causes him to dream. These dreams are not idleness either, for they inevitably take form in letters. His excuse is that, unlike most of us, he did his studying long before he entered; hence his baldness and inabil- ity to bone. In athletics, Dick helped us win the track championship by his ability to place with the javelin; besides this, he has lent his efforts to the development of other winning aggregations. " Now, Dick, you ' re wrong. " " Nope, Dick ' s never wrong except by a special act of Congress. " Nevertheless, no one has a single doubt but that our mountaineer will make a success in whatever he undertakes, for we have seen him come through clean from some pretty tight pinches. Class Track (4,3,2,1); Class Baseball (4). ' • ' " ..: mail up yet? Take a look and see, for I ' m to get a letter today. " Not exactly a he always gets there just the same. Per- haps he did get left once or twice, but he insists he has learned quite a lot from such experiences. The Prince of Wales rides (?) a horse, but our Slim looks the part just the same. That is why the girls say (and they ought to know) — " M G , the Prince of Wales! " Four dates in one night — he never gave out the final results. But the funny part of it is that he even refuses to talk. Stan came to us from Colorado, the town, Denver by name, but the whole U. S. A. has been his home. He may have had ambitions and " some ot ' em lived but the most of ' em died; even as you and I. " Why he even idolized Lacrosse players all during his Plebe year. Then he went out for the sport. Accordingly, he is not to be classed as an idle dreamer because he did make his stay here worth while to himself and to all concerned. That calls to mind his everlasting " I don ' t know what I ' ll do when I graduate. " Class Soccer (4, 3, 2); Class Lacrosse (3); Lacrosse (3, 2); Navy Numerals. 72 ' - )? John Frohock. Goodwin south weymouth, massachusetts " John " " Pash " )OD Lord ! All this in my squad ? Take two and j three in the rear rank, Mr. Goodwin! " Thus was little Johnny, all two hundred and ten pounds of him, welcomed into the Naval Service by his squad leader. He left an awful space unfilled in Massachu- setts when he left. And he brought another awful unfilled space with him. But that was before Young- ster Cruise taught him to subsist on nothing, and trained him down to sea-going lines. Opposed, at first, to athletics as a matter of form he had little trouble in winning his N-crossed radia- tors. But tiring of that by Youngster year, John " went to the sergeant and got him a gun. " Since then he has been " ready on the Firing line " every spring with the Rifle Team. As a student, Johnny got by like the rest of us — in spite of the academics, and to the chagrin of the Dago Department. He is as good a friend as he is " rough-house " — which is saying something! And as a midshipman and a gentleman, John is a star man. Act of Congress, you know. Class Water-Polo {4, 2); Rifle Squad (3, 2, 1); Class Rifle (2); Numerals (2); Expert Rifleman; Movie Committee. Robert Cameron Palmer canon city, colorado " Goof " " Diz " " Foggy " TNTRODUCING Two Gun Bob from Colorado, A one of the men who came down to the sea in chaps and spurs. He is so hard he chews chain cable, and once he slid down Pike ' s Peak on a barbed wireTence with a wildcat on each arm. But that is all behind him now. He is riding the Navy and can ' t shake it ofF; and don ' t think he has never tried it. There is a thin red line down the grade sheets that shows where the Academics drew blood on Bob. But they can ' t bilge Bob, not when he takes a 2.0 smiling and comes back boning! Bob joined the Radiator Club early. And every winter he started with the Sub and Weak Squads and stuck with them when other men were quitting every day. As for the fair sex and his Mexican " line " — he has a miniature that could tell quite a bit. His mother calls him Robert; his father, Bob; his friends, Goof, Diz., etc.; but when they really mean Bob they call him — " a good Charles Frank Miller staten island, new york city " Nick " " Charlie ' THE above picture is the one that girls have cried over and mothers have sighed over. We ordinary mortals — yes, we poor fellows have always felt just a little bit jealous of the owner of that engaging countenance. Nick grew up in the wooden solitude of Staten Island and there developed a silent, thoughtful nature, but the reaction upon entering the Academy was too much for our lissome Apollo. Now he talks all day and night — he not only talks but being of a musical nature plays upon a whistle and sings until strangled by the gang of his deck. Many soulful and awe-inspiring dirges have been cut short by Nick ' s wish to air his views on the relative advantage of dragging a heavyweight or a lightweight to the hop. He is a scholar and all that goes with it; a mathematician with no fears of formulae, a musician with soul of fire, an athlete with brains. " Who ' s got a skag? " " I established my queen and jack o f diamonds any- way. " Class Soccer (4); Varsity Soccer (3, 2,1); aNf{3,2); Block N; Captain Soccer ( ). Carroll Dayne Reynolds brownsville, texas " Tex " " C. D. " " Pug " YES, he is from Texas — and if any one wishes to argue over the relative merits of states or of advantages below the Mason-Dixon line just see C. D. A Southern gentleman, fond of dogs, little children, and pretty women, he would make an excellent exponent of the old Roman " Wine, Women, and Song " Club. Phi! Beta!-611ogE-2x — entropy — ohms! Kee Rosa, man; do they think we are Stein- metz in disguise? The above is just C. D. ' s opinion of the all Acs. Pug ' s athletic career had been with Spike Webb ' s fighters, though three prolonged visits to the hospital prevented his showing off the Dempsey punch in a varsity match. As a pastime, Tex has spent several months in -enticing the O. O. D. at various aviation fields to " give me just one more hop this morning, sir. " He is a man of moods and you never can tell when you will find him one of the most cheerful or yelling for the back corridor to pipe down, but all of his worries ended when that coveted class ring was first worn. " Hey, Assistant, how about the mail? " " Who can work this prob? " Lucky Bag Staff; Boxing (4, 3); Class Numerals (2); Class Fencing (1). 74 Edward James Triebe elmhurst, long island, new york " Eddy " FR M the arms of Morpheus and of Maspeth (L. I.) was he hurled late in Plebe summer into the bustling routine of a " middy. " Soon Ac year started, which was not the only source of trouble to " Chauncey ' s Guard of the old fourth deck. " Acs held for Eddy no terror for they brought to him a collar adornment which, when he saw his poor strug- gling classmates, he removed in sympathy. He is a hustler as was proved Youngster year when he undertook and successfully handled the job of Business Manager of ' 25 ' s Lucky Bag. Since then he has " been on his toes. " Eddy is some traveler, too. Where to, you say? Well, in addition to Panama and Copenhagen, when he has a few days off, he burns the road to Maspeth. Sure, we know he lives in Elmhurst, but brown eyes and bobbed hair are some attractions. " Now when I was in Copenhagen — Yah! Yah! — a wet deck and a flowing sea ! " Business Manager Lucky Bag (3, 2): Orchestra (3); Star (4, 3); Black N . Hamilton Laurie Stone yonkers, new york " Yonk " " Ham ' THUS was o ur Adonis torn away from his home on the Indian Reservations of Yonkers and introduced to the Navy by a " connoisseur " of mascu- line art who aided the stormy passage with a broom. " Yonk " has always been noted for his speed. Plebe year he proved the undoing of many of his classmates with his speed and the uncanny manipulation of his nose in many of the fourth deck Derby Races. Youngster year he was so speedy in " Skinny " that he was always a week in advance of and had already forgotten the day ' s assignment. The Skinny and Math Departments " got hep " to themselves and realized that they were bilging a really brilliant man. At times he even gets ambitious. At Panama he got ambitious and swore that he would uphold the reputation of his native Yonkers. He did. The Copenhagen beauties and Scotch lassies battled for an introduction to that tall, dark, handsome, soul- possessing individual. Color was no barrier. All fell under his hypnotic influence. Sheik? Say, he even carries his own sand. We will always remember with a smile his — - " Hey, Mister, what de - - ya think ya rate around here, huh? " " Mandolin Club (4, 3, 2, 1). Robert Stewart Clark belleville, michigan " Bobby " " Roscoe " BOBBY was born in the sunny hills of Michigan, famous for its wooded dales and the beauty of its peaches. Here it was, while following the plow, that our hero was struck with the brilliant idea that the Navy needed him. Not long thereafter, we find him a seasoned midshipman, a veteran of the old Olympia, and a hardened oil burner. A man of a mechanical turn of mind, he has been the wonder of the Regiment for his brilliant activities in converting perfectly respectable Victrolas into devilish and infernal " machines which leap into action at reveille without the touch of human hands to actuate them. But that is not all for he has had a great love to buoy him up during the four long years of grind and struggle at the Academy. In a rose-embowered gar- den back in the celery-scented fields of Kalamazoo there is a sweet little blond awaiting the day when our handsome boy will step up and receive the reward for five years ' valiant effort, the one and only sheepskin. And then imagination fails us! " Got a letter from the kid today. " RNAT; Rifle Team (4,3,2,1); Juice Gang (1); Sub-Squad (3, 2); Expert Rifleman. Harry Wagner chicago, illinois " Hans " " Honus " " Wag " HARRY entered our " seminary on tht ' Severn " after a wild and eventful summer of bumming it. So, needless to say, compared to his life of many vocations, during which he had done everything from jerking sodas to acting as a special police in a strike riot, he found our Plebe summer life a bit boring. Our hero soon got the spirit of things at the Acad- emy, and his athletic aspirations led him to go out for crew. Although he never won an Olympic shield he was by no means a failure for he ate training table toast for several blissful months of Plebe year. Youngster year " the higher call of literature " seeped into the poor fellow ' s being and since then The Log and The Trident have taken most of his time. " Fellows, just give me a cozy little cottage on some quiet little lake, a typewriter, and plenty of paper. That ' s all I ask. " And there ' s not a doubt in our minds that, whether Harry stays with the service or not, his potent line and fertile imagination will some day put him where (?) he belongs. Plebe Crew Squad; Class Crew (1); Class Ring Committee; Log Staff (3, 2); Mng. Editor Trident (1); Mandolin Club (3, 2, 1). Rodmon Davis Smith quitman, georgia R. D. " " Dooze " " Rod " V , ou cute little fat thing, " gleefully chirps a sweet young thing. The audience snickers and in comes the answer to a maiden ' s prayer. Born at a very early age, Dooze sojourned among the peaches and lighted knots of Georgia for a long time before he heard that Uncle Sam owned a Navy. Then came the tearful day when Quitman sorrow- fully gave up its pride and joy that Rod might go and coal the mighty warships of the Crab fleet. Always a true son of the South, Rodmon main- tains that Georgia is second to none. On the occa- sion of a trip to Elsinore, R. D was called upon to prove to the cross-eyed world that it should never be said that a man from Alabama drank a man from Georgia under the table. He acquitted himself nobly, and ended the trip by rendering " Anchors Aweigh " to a group of admiring Danskes! " Who is this guy Sherman that they talk about? " Elmer Charles Buerkle san diego, california " Dutch " " Fat " " Chermany " " There ' s a girl in San Diego, She ' s a wop and she ' s a dago — And with this prelude in bounces this modest gilt of the Gods to lovesick maidens. The hardware business has been booming since Dutch became a gentleman gob. Never a Sep. leave passes but what he returns minus at least one minia- ture and two class crests. Practice has made him so perfect that we have here the constant lover himself. " Chermany " has attained the unique distinction of being the highest paid snake in the Academy. Plebe Year ' s Gymkhana was the " coup d ' etat " which caused all other competition to retire. But the one that knocked them all cold was during an interclass football game when he intercepted a pass and ran sixty yards for a touchdown — only he stopped running on the wrong side of the goal line. He still clings tenaciously to Chicago as his native po- dunk and after strenuous argument to the contrary will admit that Chicago is the place where the traffic cop blows one whistle for the Germans to go North and two for them to go East. " Oh, the miners came in forty-nine. " Rifle (4); Class Football (4, 3, 2); Numerals (3). 77 William Brewster Colborn scottdale, pennsylvania " Winnie " " Mac " TIRED of trying to carve a name for himself on the coal piles of Pennsylvania, this youthful volunteer sallied forth into the land of the thrice- cooked spuds and Navy slum. Brought under the guidance of the " Old Navy, " this Heaven-sent Gift to women has forever strived to maintain those glorious traditions. Work As a charter member of the Sons of Rest, Pennsylvania Council, " Mac " has never vio- lated a single precept or by-law. But far be it from us to underrate a man who can be assigned to Shore Patrol duty with the Tivoli as his beat while the rest of us coaled ship at Kobenhaven on second class cruise. Always badly stung with Femmitis after every Sep. Leave, " Winnie " has invariably recovered. A more worthy exponent of the popular parlor sports never lived, " Trophies of the Chase " being his pet hobby. " The more I see of the others, the less I can settle to one. " Lynn Chism Petross spr1ngdale, arkansas " Pete " " Pug " PUG hails from the good old state of Arkai. 8i„, and he is always ready and willing to prove that the name of Arkansas should not be changed. No, decidedly not! Be sure to make out your will and order your six foot plot before you attempt to make any such suggestions, for when our own " Pug " gets started, well there ' s no way to stop him. Girls, you wouldn ' t imagine that this sweet, smiling, pleasant young fellow could possibly be a fighter; but you are wrong again, for Pete would rather don the gloves and caper ' round a ring than most anything else in the world. Perhaps it is his fluent line that makes all the girls fall; perhaps it is his winning smile; anyway, no matter where he goes, there are always several feminine hearts longing to greet him as soon as his sunny countenance appears on the horizon. All in all, you could not find a better fellow, nor a stauncher friend even if you searched the world over. " Ho, hum! Think I ' ll turn in. " " I just can ' t study tonight. " Class Boxing (4); Varsity Boxing (3, 2, 1); Varsity Numerals (2). 78 Preston Grant Locke sheridan, wyoming " P. G " " Post-Graduate " TH$ E is no instance on record of his ever being " snowed under " in an argument. However, the " acclimation " has become so complete that we are able to recognize only a few of his " wild and woolly " mannerisms. Being somewhat proficient in the art of " leger- demain, " the technique is of religious importance to him. He has never failed to mystify the boys with some new trick when they wished to see one. His athletic pursuits have been in the direction of the gym and the track, and he has won recognition in both. Locke is a confirmed " snake. " He has educated himself so well in that direction that he insists on a 3.0 dragging average with at least twenty-five (25) 4.0 ' s in a possible one hundred. Class Track (4, 3, 2); Numerals (3, 2); Varsity (1); Navy Numerals; Boxing (3, 2, 1); Navy Numerals; Gymnasium (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Numerals (J, 2); Class Gym. (4, 3, 2). Clarence Edward Gregerson milwaukee, wisconsin " Swede " " Gregie " " Ivensko " SWEDE, " he is popularly called. His native country is the North where one has to go only a short distance to see the Marvelous Midnight Sun. He juggles any language in that part of the world and proved his ability on the cruise by promptly winning many fair Scandahoovian Hearts with his paralyzing line and uniform. At times he is humorous in his own way. It has long been pondered whether his poignant witticisms are " au natural " or whether he gathers them from sources as " Los Novelas Espanoles. " Always ready to debate his causes, he brings forth original ideas about such matters. Stop, fair reader, when he holds out his hand with, " I ' ll betcha, " before he gets wild. He comes from the Golden West — that is, as far West as Wisconsin. What town? " No soap joke, " you say? — soap, yes; that reminds me. Palmolive — ■ another product of Milwaukee. " Sir, I ' m tired. " " Hey, gotta match ? " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). 79 William Kenneth Thompson monroe, wisconsin " Tommy " " Slim " " Ken " WEjherewith present our champion long distance haranguer who carved a niche for himself in the hall of fame Plebe year by drinking no less than fifteen glasses of milk, yes, it was milk, in rapid succession. Unrequited love has failed to leave its sinister impress on him as can easily be seen by his debonair demeanor, but one who knows remembers the poem that made him famous: " A graven smile upon my face, Deep in my heart — despair. " His gamboling on the green is a joy to behold and, incidentally, an education in itself (if you ' re playing with him), for this lad makes the ivories perform all kinds of weird evolutions, pausing only long enough to ask " Whose got a skag? " Shadow has a penchant for his wife ' s cigarettes — please believe the writer when he says he knows, and a penchant for talking. The Count will talk you to a standstill, but your de- mise will be a pleasant one. " Did you ever hear the one about — ! " Advertising Manager, Lucky Bag; Log Staff ( ); Masquer aders (4); Norman Walker Sears beverly, massachusetts " Trouble " " Fisherman " " Norm " FROM Massachusetts ' rock-bound shows, immi- grated the only fisherman to be domesticated within our walls. He vigorously refutes the statement that in Beverly (eighteen miles north of Boston) they eat pie for breakfast and have beans at least once a day. He is, nevertheless, a juggler of teacups; graces the various social functions with his presence; and, at the first call for volunteers for the bridge table, our young Hoyle steps up, proclaims his sterl- ing worth, and at once bids four " hearts, " much to the consternation of his poor partner. Beware, oh, Reader, if he buttonholes you and starts his endless assortment of antiquated dialects. Unfortunately, the lad is given to gross exaggera- tion, weaving glowing tales around his experiences until Baron Munchaussen himself would blush with shame. He stretched the lone cigarette that his room-mate borrowed into several cartons in the course of one year, but has been freely forgiven, which, after all, makes a happy ending. " Say, she ' s nice! " Class Water Polo (4, 3); Varsity Water Polo (2, 1); J ' arsity Numerals (2); Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Committee; Class Basketball (1); Class Numerals ( ). SO George Joseph King baltimore, maryland " Buck " " Hunkie " THK rst days of Plebe summer found our high flyer from Baltimore swooping down to join the ranks of the pampered pets. Although he came from the sky, he is far from being a sky pilot. George lost no time in getting started, and from the first days of Plebedom we have all been on the receiving line of his pranks. His life here would make those famous school days of Tom Brown look like an old maid ' s sewing circle. He never worries over Math, Juice, or Ordnance, but he spends many sleepless nights planning " Birthday parties " and other mischief. Because he is a snake from the tall grass, many 4.0 ' s and fair senoritas from across the waters (including Easton) have responded to his call. There ' s a sparkle in his eye that tames ' em all — you should hear him tell of that wonderful Army Game night. " Sure, Babe Ruth was a Baltimore boy. " George is a great lover of the pool, having spent many afternoons officially exhibiting his aquatic qual- ities. " Yep, Spike Webb was a Baltimore Boy. " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). Jack. Perry De Shazo montevallo, alabama " Duke " " Count " " Chisel " WHAT is leave to Jack without a topsy-turvy descent into the ranks of those fervently in love? " Oh, Gawge, I have finally found the soul- mate. I can hardly wait until Graduation when Mildred and I shall march up the Chapel aisle. " Should all his prophecies come true, Jack would be guilty of polygamy on sixteen counts. He gained his ability along the line of love-making back in Monte- vallo where there is a girls ' school which, as is generally known, teaches a great many things. Duke is famous for his bloody combats with the Academic Departments. Generally down for the ninth count in the third month, he does one of those whirlwind comebacks with Duke landing the Depart- ment for a knockout in the fourth round. Perhaps Margarette wrote an inspiring letter during the intermission, or more likely Janet proposed a breach of promise suit! Not only does he score heavily via the Cupid route but he is a rifleman of note, doing extremely well with the old Springfield over on the Rifle Range. A good friend and a steady pal is Duke. Rifle Team (4,3,2, 1); rNAt (4), ' 25 (3); rNt (2); Block N ( ); Class Foot- ball [4,3.2, I); Numerals {2, 1 ); Expert Rifleman. 81 David Albert Hurt pounding mill, virginia " Dave " " Willis " " President " THE mountains of the " Old Dominion State " are still pining the loss of a sturdy lad who romped away to wear the Navy blue. How his big blue eyes were opened when he saw the wonders of a new world! From childhood " Willie " had listened in awe to the stories of these backwoodsmen, and at last his dreams had materialized. Dave is the quietest boy imaginable, except when " caulking off " ; of course, when he caulks he snores, and when he snores — well, his melodious struggles are abruptly halted and the atmosphere is rilled with harmonic vibrations. Temperamental? — Perhaps. In one of his jovial moods David has been quoted as saying that the Navy was going to lose a good man and that he was making a name for himself by running for President. More power, old man! Perhaps the above no es verdad, but we shall ever remember Dave as a man among men and a sport among sports. " ' How Bob? " much did it cost, Class Track (3); Numerals (3); Navy Crew Squad (2); ' 25 (2); Company Representative (2, J); Class Football (1); Reception Committee (1). Ralph Atkins Sentman wilmington, delaware Gump Sheik Brute ONE of the most amazing things abou Ci ' iump ' s experiences has been the fact that all girls love him, and love him with a love that will not be denied. When he begins acting as one in a trance, muttering incoherently to himself, and rhapsodizing on all kinds of subjects, we may anticipate a new love, a new picture. " Limpid are her big, black eyes! Cherry red and luscious are her lips. " The girls have not the courage, strength, or virtue to oppose him or to give him up. The most beautiful thing in motion, according to our authority on women, the Sheik, is a beautiful woman animated by dancing. In the beginning of his Naval career, Brute tried every line of athletics only to abandon them for the " Ladies. " To picture Sheik of the future is to imagine a gay gentleman with a wife, six kids, a bald head, a paunch, and a penchant for the gay girlie-girlie stuff. " Betrayed, she clutched her rag doll to her breast and sought shelter from a stormy night. — Yo — Ho — but no bottle of rum! " He had two plebe years: the first one by Force; the second bv Choice ! Lucky Bag Staff; Reception Committee (2, 1); Chairman (1); Gymkhana Committee (2, 1); Class Sabers (3); Navy Track (2). Robertson Hill Turner texarkana, texas " Bob " " Whitey " AftlWlDENT youngster was he when he bought his first suit of store clothes, took the $13 he had saved, and left the farm to find a job at the " Cradle of American Heroes. " He is always loquacious except when questioned about Plebe year; then he quotes Heine: " I lived through it, but don ' t ask me how. " The first class took a special interest in him because he gave them the impression that they went to the wrong prep school and that their clothes didn ' t fit. His disputes with them invariably ended thusly: " It seems to me that you are again mistaken, but first let us assume that I am right, and see where that leads us! " Next to piracy or being wrecked upon a desert island, there is nothing he likes better than mechan- ics. And, furthermore, no soft, white arms will ever check his career, for he fell but twice — Shreveport and at the Hop. Like J. P. Jones, Bob never expected the ravens to feed him, so he joined the Navy. Every evening he gathers the boys about him and tells, at the top of his voice, about his love! " Aw, that ' s nothing — let me tell you about Estelle. " Black N Class Wrestling (2); Class Numerals (2); Class Track (2, 1 ); Reception Committee (2, 1); Vice-Chairman (1): A-squad Wrestling (4, 1). Roy Ralph Ransom san antonio, texas " Rummy " " Rollicking " " Railroad " RUMMY is a native son of the Lone Star state, even though he doesn ' t carry two guns and wear high-heeled boots. He spent most of his child- hood days in the remains of the historical old Alamo, frolicking around, and to this he attributes much of his fame. He is a good-natured, sober, earnest, and energetic lad with a vivid imagination. His only physical affliction is a sudden outburst of merriment when the villain is about to vanquish the hero. Rummy was on the Plebe crew squad during his first year in the Academy, but gave up that sport for higher ideals — Academics. His interest in this sport reached such a height that in the wee small hours of several mornings he was heard quoting Timbie, Kirchoff, or murmuring in a very discouraged tone, " Theta, Theta, where art thou? " " Fresh air is all right, but too much of anything is bad, " he was quoted as saying as the cold north wind swept down the Severn, " and I learned all about ladies last June Week! " " Where ' s Ham? " Plebe Crew; Navy Track (2, 1); Class Track Numerals (2); Class Representative (3,2,1); Black N (6 stars). Rece 83 Gordon Benbow Rainer elba, alabama WHO is the hardest-looking man in this room. Mister? " " A-a-a-You are, sir " is invariably the answer regardless of who is in the room besides Dizz. Whereupon Dizz proceeds to the nearest mirror to see if perchance he may look a little harder than he did five minutes before. And, girls, to cul- tivate Gordon ' s favor just tell him you love " he men, " and intimate that he looks as if he had eaten spikes for breakfast. This mundane existence affects Dizz but little. He lives equally well in a mud hut or a crystal palace. In fact, Dizz ' s sojourn in a crystal palace would soon transform it into a mud hut. Unsat or sat, extra duty or liberty, he is as Stoic as the Cherokee Indian he so closely resembles. Like all true Southern gentlemen. Bimbo believes that baseball is the sport of kings. Women will ultimately prove to be his Waterloo. " They can ' t bilge me. " " Sure she loves me — they all do! " Class Baseball. Daniel Stubbs superior, nebraska " Danny " " Butts " SUPERIOR, Nebraska, is proclaimed bf IPanny to be the best town of its size in the world. If you disagree with him, don ' t let him know it unless you have a whole afternoon to spare listening to a complete revelation of its countless advantages. Before Danny came into the service he was a school teacher, although one would never believe it because of his youthful appearance. Remarks about his school-girl complexion have been the cause of many strained relations. One is apt to be deceived, however, by appearances, as is proven by Dan ' s success on the fencing team. He began fencing early Plebe year, and hard work has made him one of our best foilsmen. A chronic Red Mike until Second Class year, his return from a trip marked a radical change. Yes, it wasn ' t long before he dragged her and he has been an enthusiastic snake ever since. He admits that the drags get the worst of it when he drags blind. " Let me get to that mirror. " " It ' s fruit if you only know the principle. " Fencing Team [4, 3, 2, 1); N (2); Captain Fencing ( ); Choir (4,3,2,1); Orchestra (4, 3). S4 Merle Van Metre anderson, indiana " Tan " " Meter Stick " TC r nember Van is to see that smiling western face and seductive curly hair which is the down- fall of fair maidens: just mention Halifax and New York or glance at his locker and you ' ll know how they rate! He hasn ' t snaked much but when he has — Oh, boy, that hair does the work ! He has tried his hand at all the sports but, like many a brave lad, has been destined to the ranks of our unsung heroes. Track, baseball, and bowling all bear testimony of his worthy energies. Academics never seemed to feaze him and ' twas always a Red Book or Cosmo that absorbed the surplus ergs which should have brought him a little gold star. Springing from the good old Hoosier stock, he spent his nefarious childhood in the back lots of a small Indiana town winning fame for himself in those good old two-fisted baseball games. Soon tales of adventure and an itching of the foot awoke in him the wanderlust and he located in that old fash- ioned western capitol of Nevada where men were men and carried one on each hip. Coyotes and jack rabbits soon lost their glamour and we find him next in our midst seeking adventure and romance. Basketball Squad (4); Class Basketball (3, 2). Carleton Crosby Hoffner pinecastle, florida " Hoff " " C. C. " HOFF hails from the sunny South and, with a nature as pleasant as the climate of his native land, has made many friends. Living in a state surrounded on three sides by water, he heard the call of the sea in his early ' teens and joined the Navy. Dissatisfied with the life of a " gob, " and still determined to make the Navy his profession, he taxed his brain a little and, as a result, he ' s with ' 25. HofF is a great lover of books — not text books, for with them he is a stranger. He is, nevertheless, never near the danger line and is usually well up in his class. The first two years here seemed to prove that Red Mike and he were brothers, but Fate intervened in the form of one of the fair residents of Washington. Any week-end : " Where ' s Hoff? " Surprised room-mate: " Where ' s Hoff? Why, where do you suppose he is ? " which goes to prove that you can teach a new dog old tricks!! Class Football (4, 3); Class Track (4, 3); Rifle Squad (3, 2, 1); Juice Gang (4, 3, 2, 1); Head Juice Gang (1). Joseph Malcolm Carson riverton, virginia Joe Kit OUR Joe was born in North Ireland and, as he says, be sure and put emphasis on the " North. " He came to our fair land at the age of six, bringing with him all the " wim, " " wigor, " and " witahty " of the fighting Irish. We all used to think that " Front Royal " was quite a podunk until " Kit " started receiving that famous bum-wad, the " Front Royal Record. " Sad but true, it gave him away. Joe burst into the limelight here at the academy the first day he attended a Dago recitation. Believe me, troops, Kit is " mean " when it comes to Dago. ' ' Kit " has also proven himself an efficient snake. Some time just ask him how many girls he dragged to the " Georgia Tech " game Youngster year. It is rumored that Joe did the " hundred " in ten flat not long ago with two overcoats on. Ever since then the coach has been trying to get him out for track. For all the inside dope, " Kit " at the just write to " Pan-Lo-House. " B " Squad Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Wrestling Squad (3, 2); Lacrosse (3, 2, 1); 1 NAt— ' 25; Numerals — ' 25; Navy Numerals — ' 25 Reception Committee {2, 1). Victor Dixmukes Long washington, d. c. " Vic " " Viccy " " Dimoo " AT last— an ambition caught and about ' o be l realized. Can you savvy it? A soul-consuming passion to navigate a street car over Washington ' s beautiful boulevards brought this— a politician, too —into the cradle of old Neptune ' s conquerors! Fully equipped with declinations and azimuths, Dimoo has prepared those street cars for a wonderfully quiet ride some day. But we ' re afraid the street cars will have to bump along for a long while ' cause the reg shoes and brass buttons hold sway for now and many years to come. . " Oh, who is that tall pink-faced boy in that shell? " Why, it ' s Vic. Don ' t you remember that entranc- ing smile which caused havoc with the girls up at school — well, it ' s none other. " " Oh, please tell him I ' ve got to see him again, won ' t you? " It ' s the same old story. As the saying goes, when the fall comes, it comes hard— so, Viccy, stand by! As for the Acs— he ' s thwarted them ever since plebe year. And sleep— " Oh, say, Jo; tell me when it ' s five minutes to formation, or better still when the Goof starts to shave. I ' ll have three minutes more to sleep then. " Star (4,3,2); Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Navy Numerals (2); Class Football {1); Company Soccer ( ). 86 John Harvey Long washington, district of columbia " Johnny " " Jazvn " " Gran-pop " EAjaLV in | nl v there descended into our midst an easy-goin ' carefree specimen of the genus homus who, blessed with an inherent savviness and an ever-present line, has continued to fool the Aca- demics with very little effort. And luckily, too, for him that he is so blessed. Otherwise we would have lost him via the Semi-annual elimination route. Caulk! Johnny can sleep standing, sitting, or lying, and holds the undisputed Naval Academy Caulking Championship. Red Mike? No, hardly. But he has a weakness for the stag line which he patronizes quite consistently except on the occasion of those few heavenly visits of a certain Virginia lass. Train service in Virginia is so poor Johnny has made several splashes into the athletic world, but each time has been forced to return to the defense of his Academy title. He hasn ' t decided whether or not the Navy is the place for a married man but has growing convictions to the contrary. " Fruit! Ordnance next hour. Wake me up ten minutes before formation. " " Hey, Ty, let ' s go to the movies. " Class Track (4,3); Class Boxing (3). David Merrill Tyree washington, district of columbia " Ty " " Rabbit " " Danny " " Dymptee " DESPITE the burden of innumerable appellations which " Ty " has acquired from time to time since his unobtrusive advent into the Middie Boys Little Playground on the Severn, he still retains intact an unfailing good humor and a frank geniality. Even if we admired " Ty " for nothing else we ' d just have to hand it to him for having a share of the good old horse sense for, although an Army Junior, he chose the Naval Academy in preference to the Point. " Danny " hails from Washington and, although fresh from the city of politicians and diplomats, he early forsook the inner circle of the denizen of the radiator club for the line of the cinder path. Ver- satility is his middle name, so he soon directed a natural gift of speed along a widely different line with devastating results. The bogey man with the sinister little red book has never seriously intruded on " Ty ' s " air castles of race horses, blue grass farms in Ken- tucky, and fair ladies, but he occasionally has been known to forsake pen and stationery for a slip stick. " Good-night everybody. " 87 Charles Tripler Shewell st. louis, missouri " Busier " " Carlos " " C. T. " FROM the wilds of Missouri doth come our little egotist. He does not have to prove he is good, he admits it. Despite his shortcomings he has managed to garner the necessary 3.4 from the Ac Department to wear a cute little star on his full dress blou for the course in our little school for boys. Since Plebe year Buster has been busting brutally his would-be opponents in football until he has gotten to his goal of right tackle on the Navy team. As a little sideline he is on the Wrestling team and plays water-polo, lacrosse, and other gentle games where the loser takes a rest in the hospital. He is very aware and susceptible to feminine charms and feels that he owes it to the female world to go to a hop once a month to give the girls a treat, although he is in a hop most of the time. Buster will probably remain but a couple ot years in the Navy ere he joins the Construction Corps and gets all night in every night. Star (4, 3, 2); A-Squad Football (4, 3, 2); Block N; Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2); Numerals (2); Class Water-Polo; Class Track; Black N Everett Phelps Newton, Jr. san diego, california " Tecumseh " " Fig " " Babe " BORN with a horsehide in his chubby ri fu, this son of the Golden West is the " Nick " Altrock of local diamonds. What fan knows not our closest imitation of good old Tecumseh, one of his many namesakes? Even Walter Johnson has not graced the sand lots from Copenhagen to Panama and back again, as Aztec has. Babe had good intentions when he signed his life away in June, 1921, but even as other great men have done, so has he fallen from grace. Woman, the salient member of that notorious triumvirate, had bothered him not until his youngster year when the urge and appeal of the tea cup lured him on and made him what he is today. His week is counted lost when he fails to make a rung in the social ladder. Academically, Fig is Iuke-warm, but when it comes to a rough-house the atmosphere begets a tepidity that borders on extreme heat. Reg, but not to the extreme, Tec is a believer in the old Navy. " Now the miners came in ' 49 " aNa (4, 3, 2); Baseball (4, 3, 2,1); Lucky Bag Staff; Class Football (3); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). Harold Douglas Harris weiser, idaho " Hot Dog " " H. D. " " Lieut. Raugh " JUS? ask him any time where the Nation ' s founda- tion is laid and he ' ll tell you that the only place where " men are men " is in the West where the jack- rahhits get so big they run the steers off the range and fond parents bring in wild-cats to play with the children. Even as a youth he became interested in gunnery and as the years went by he became extremely proficient in the use of " nigger shooter, " " B.B. " guns and cap pistols, with which he caused many imaginary red-skins to bite the dust. Since entering the Navy he has been one of the Academy ' s best riflemen and excepting for the unusual attraction of the swimming pool each spring he can usually be found over on the rifle range nursing his rifle and shooting the bull. Aside from his athletic activities he has gathered a great deal of " velvet " while the rest of us have been day-dreaming and as a result most of us will have to stand by and watch him gather in the stripes about ten jumps ahead of the rest of the crowd. Famous sayings, " Now when they send the Gvrenes in " Rifle Squad (3, 2, 1); Expert Rifleman; Lucky Bag; Class Rifle (4); N (2, 1), ' 25 (3). Movie Committee Edward Harold Edmundson salem, oregon La Salty beagomg YON salty son of the sea with the Plebe brace is none other than Ed, the pride of Salem. As a mere youth, Ed decided to sacrifice himself for the good of the Navy. After arriving at said noble deci- sion he joined the Navy and saw the Navy at Goat Island. For one year he ate beans and ran Goat Island, but for the sake of a change he decided to go to Annapolis and become a leader of men. In spite of his world-wide rambhngs, Ed has wasted little time on the fair sex and has filled his time with work. All work and no play has not made him so dull that he goes to formation without his shoes, although he suffers periodic outbursts of helicomitis. Without any ribald tendency to " toot his own horn, " Ed has managed to stack up a good-sized list of things to his credit, as you may see by the list of things below, and we who know him predict that he will build up as creditable a list in the Service. " Now when I get to be skipper, etc. " Manager Rifle (2, 1); Log Staff (3, 2,1); If resiling Squad (2, 1); Movie Committer; Expert Rifleman; Star (2); Class Wrestling (3); Block N (2,1): Class Track (2). •, Terance Ritchie Cowie fargo, north dakota " Terry " " Cowboy " " Wing and Wing " THE other third of the three Musketeers hails from the wild and woolly West— " where men are men, etc. " Well, we ' ll let it go at that and call it quits. When it comes to putting out the ergs, the kid sure is there. He paces the " Ac " Department, and he leads them a merry run. Once the Steam Department tried to lap him, but he let them do that to make the game more interesting. And our own cowboy, although he ' s not so profi- cient in the art of roping the bull, can throw it with the best of ' em. Just drop around most any time at the room and he ' ll be tearing off page after page of " Ye goode olde Navy line. " In addition to the aforementioned accomplish- ments, he ' s a pinpusher of " no mean note. " Midst the clashing of steel on steel, and steel on ivory, can be seen our gallant musketeer fighting to see whether he or Gunga Gin is the better man. James Ritchey Hanna york, nebraska Jimmy HIS walk is distinctive; in fact, it identifie ' s ' nim at a glance at any distance. With short rapid strides, a rosy-red complexion, and a constantly protruding tongue, our Jimmy is inimitable. Except for Dago, Jimmie ' s academic worries have been nil. This department caught him in that unex- pected position one term, but he came back strong and showed ' em! If some were pleased with the burying of Math, we can say that Jimmy ' s joy knew no bounds when " Dago estaba enterrada. " James stands well to the fore in that group that is susceptible to the charms of the fairer sex. His weak- ness along that line is of such a nature that he is really not sure of himself. The weakness in his heart is for that robust corn-fed type. The climax of a romance of several years duration was reached when Jimmy was home on Christmas leave Second Class year. No, he didn ' t get married, but she did!! For all we know, Jimmy may have been a great athlete, but his fertile imagination makes him wel- come in those good old sessions of the Radiator Club. Behind the plow or behind the big guns, success should be his. Sub Squad (4, 3, 2). Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Fencing Squad (3, 2, 1) 90 Btantly ies have ii ma- ; strong nil tie iv hew that is i mak- it lie is heart ax nf j tl when Class a great Donald Alexander Peterson hector, minnesota " Pete " " Coddles " " Henrietta " ANL rris recorded in the year 1921 A. D., there ilwas sounded the clarion call and Hector did mightily respond — but the call was not that of battle by warring Martians. It was the call of Mother Bancroft as she gathers the newest and youngest of her flock to the fold. Nor was Hector that ancient and famous member of the Trojan Rotary Club and wielder of a right mean spear, but rather a Minne- sota version of that great American institution — the Podunk. Although Nature derived for our hero classical instincts, his features well worth perpetration by skilled sculpture, and none can deny that our Coddles has charm. We have always regretted that the Masqueraders have never produced " Uncle Tom ' s Cabin, " for where could be a better little Eva? A consistent member and a worthy one of the 2.5 team, he has ever been a cause of insomnia as affecting the Heads of our Departments. His derivation of an original cosine law in Plebe math, and his winning way as he " parley vous " — ed his Espanol, marked him as fit to wear the BNS. Masqueraders (4, 3, 2, 1); Director ( ). I Emilio Molina Bataga casanayan, capiz, p. i. " Bat " " Emilio ' " Palawan " THE Islands, soft, tremulous nights, an idle, fascinating ocean, a bewitching, enchanting moon, and there beside him is ! " Say, Bat, how ' s to translate the Dago for us? " — the " us " being the whole fourth deck who proceed to interrupt the fantasy and drape ourselves about his room. Every Dago tree loses three-fourths of its victims to our Milio ' s efforts. He hails from the jungles of the Philippines which have willed to him the winning, grinning smile which has long been famous around liP ol ' Bancroft. As a swimmer, he has no equal. Ask him about his attempt to swim from the messhall. Impossible, you say! Ask him and then stand from under! The call of the wild in the battle of Culebra. Youngster cruise, so fascinated Palawan that he became lost in the jungles of cactus and ceeders, and the battle turned into a searching party that found him peacefully asleep under a cool tree. " Get into your hole, meeester Meeeler! " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). 91 William Le Roy Messmer detroit, michigan " Mess " " Messmoke " A POTENTIAL Kreisler— he came into the Navy in preference to a musical career, and many are the moments that his airs have charmed and enter- tained us. Ask the ladies, too. A fair miss once con- fessed to shedding tears over the piece Love You or something to that effect. Was it the music? Perhaps, but in this instance maybe something else. Latest statistics have it that but one Saturday night festivity has he missed, and he doesn ' t stag, either. He broke into the " 400 " of C rabtown via the fiddle route and now is as accomplished in sipping as in playing. Aside from women, one of his most prominent weaknesses is " Dago. " His product is good but he can ' t market it, as Ferdie said! No enterprise would be complete without his name on the program in some capacity, from janitor to owner. " I ' d like to be a prof and have a little red book to mark in. Gee! Gee! " Class Shows (4, 3, 2,1); Y. M.C.J. Committee (2); Combined Musical Clubs 4. 3, 2, 1); President (1); Orchestra (4, 3, 2); Leader (2); Mandolin Club (4, 3, Choir (4,3, 2 J). James Marion Stephens ulysses, nebraska " Steve " ALL shaved, a little bit of Stacomb, some roo-foo, l shoes shined, clothes brushed, and Steve is all ready for class. He just cannot leave his room unless he is all slicked up. The predominating fear of his life is a forced regulation hair-cut. " Steve " was never made to be a brute, for God made him along more artistic lines. He believes in the broad mission of the Naval Academy— lending his material to be moulded into an educated gentle- man. He learned early in Plebe year that to believe such an ideal one must be familiar with every subject, and Einstein ' s theory abridged, along with all edi- tions of the Cosmo, have been eagerly devoured ever since. A smoke, a book, and the bed — his heaven. The only sport that fits into his ideal career is swimming, and we all agree with him. In recognition of his form, endurance, speed and capacity he was made Captain of the Sub-Squad early in Plebe year and his nearest competitor is still far behind. " Certainly, certainly, that ' s what I ' ve been telling you all along. " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). 2); 92 Byron Benjamin Loomis valparaiso, indiana " B. B. " " Byron " " Chubby " YES%Ais Loomis; Byron Benjamin Loomis, the boy whose grasp could not exceed his reach; the boy whose home town could not fulfill that yearning in his manly breast to follow in the footsteps of our great sea captains. And here he is — easy-going " Bebe-Chubby, " if you prefer to address him as such. A good judge of good food, Bebe takes his work seriously. To give up a September leave and prepare for future responsibilities is nothing for him. In advanced learning, too, nothing is beyond him — Einstein, Epstein — any of them. Contrary to general tradition, his leaves have been free from love affairs. Possibly that last is wrong and behind that disarm- ing smile he holds the secret of many loves closed with the last farewell or held closely guarded until his return. Whether he will continue to reach has been a constant perplexity to him. " Say, Bob, do you want to dine out with me tonight? " Black N . Robert Neal Gardner baker, oregon SOME years ago Bob sallied forth from the pine- clad hills of Oregon to enter this domain of learning. During his extended visit here in quaint old Annapolis he has developed a liking for these charming people of the East, and week-ends you may see him dragging from nearby parts with all the gusto of the inveterate snake. It is not, however, the beautiful scenery of this Eastern world which has made the Naval Academy an enchanted garden for him. Having participated in quite a number of these midshipmen foreign cruises, this gallant young chap has developed a liking for Messrs. Moet and Chandon, Hennessy, and Buchanan, and has even tolerated one of the new school, Epstein. Tasteful as the works of these men are, Bob has not forgotten liking for other music. Many times have we heard Caruso indulging in a sing- song from the vicinity of his room. Bob has been a friend of the highest caliber. Class Track (3). 93 John Goodman Blanche, Jr. st. joseph, louisiana " Juan " " Bookie " " Juancho " SIGNALS— ' 24- ' 25— " Juan ' d Juancho back, hep, " and away goes John for a touchdown. What! Didn ' t you know that John was a football player? Say, he was all-academic star in 1923. Didn ' t you hear about his famous victory over Edgar when all the loose change of the fourth deck was at stake? Special training and the old Navy fight brought home the bacon and everlasting fame and glory to John. But out of season— you ' d be surprised! John is an efficiency expert. One of his greatest innovations of labor-saving devices being the applied board of education while parallel with the deck. He is also one of the best apple eaters there am. He displayed his ability one night for the benefit of a certain W. O. That proves just how good-natured he is. There is one thought foremost in his mind — John, we wish you all the fairest weather in your voyage on the sea of matrimony. Chairman Pep Committee. Richard William Reither perrysburg, ohio " Andy " " Gump " " Dick " SURE I ' m from Ohio, and (- — ) pink. Say! Do you know what state produces the best corn and gas, the most presidents, the greatest ? " Well, we ' ve heard this line before, but we have come to suspect that in spite of all her virtues, the Buck-eye State is sadly lacking in Ann Penningtons; for — be it known that our above mentioned class- mate boasts of houris from coast to coast in this broad, fertile, expanse of territory known as " Les Stats Unis. " Nor need you feel, gentle readers, that either E. M. Hull or Eleanor Glynn have overlooked this 31 to 1 bet as a possible hero for the next of their warm novels. How sad that even in this era of broadmind- edness there is a limit to the exposures the public will tolerate. Wherever Dick goes, we just know the best will always pursue him; and say, boys — we all know what Dick likes bestest. 94 . ' Albert Edmondson Jarrell la grange, georgia " At " - ' Ditty " " -T ' C girl looked around the circle and all that _L assemblage of the handsome sons of Go ' guh she chose and turned to me. ' You are the handsomest man I evah saw. ' Yes, I admit she was slightly unduh the wathuh, but the fact remains and I concede nothing in looks to — " and Al is off with his nose to the trail. Blessed with an indifferent, philosophical nature which makes of the world at large a panoramic per- formance for his observance, excitement is foreign to him. Imagine a happy medium between a red mike and a tea-fighter, subtract 20% for indiffer- ence, and you summarize him nicely. Baseball has no follower more energetic or more critical. Naturally (?) the South produces all the great ball players. If you believe differently, keep it to yourself in his PRESENCE. A Southerner from tip to toe he guards zealously, at all times, the South ' s integrity. " Great Golly, what a good-looking man! " " The girls in La Grange are different. " Class Baseball (4); Manager Fencing. Paul Benjamin Tuzo plainfield, new jersey " Squeak " " Finchley " " Tuzie " SAY, fellow, do you happen to have a drop of ginger ale. Squeak once read a story about Archie, and ever since then he has been " fellowing " every one whom he sees — female of the species or not. For the femmes, however, it is generally " follow " instead of " fellow. " The poor lad lost his miniature three weeks after getting it and he had a deuce of a time compensating his compass to locate it. It finally turned up, slightly the worse for wear. Ask him about it — he ' ll be de- lighted to give you the data (perhaps!) Tuzie, as he is known to the Crabs, failed to make Second Class cruise, thereby causing much disap- pointment on foreign shores. He maintains that the Navy Dept. had to leave somebody in the states to uphold the honor of the Academy while the Regi- ment strutted its stufFover there. If you are ever with Squeak and suddenly hear a meaningless " How, how, how, " don ' t be alarmed, as he is only trying to emit his blase laugh. " I think I ' ll give that woman a chance to be my O.A.O. " Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2,1); Asst. Manager (2); Class Football (4). 95 Leslie Farmer Hoag ruthland, vermont " Ergs " " Les " ERGS hails from the frozen north country where the hens lay snowballs and the cows give ice cream; but even so, many winter nights find him with the old mackintosh broken out. He doesn ' t believe in localized industry, however, a fact to which a steady influx of letters from localities ranging from Vermont to Texas, especially the latter, bear testimony. Ergs strongly insists that we haven ' t a thing on him. Nevertheless, we have it on good authority that the morning after the Army Game, Second Class year, " he was the ;r«-ni-est looking thing. " But then, that was the morning after an Army Game. As a student, Ergs is of the clear thinking, natur- ally savvy type to whom boning has never become a grind, and whose engagements with the Academics have ever been crowned with success. In the Spring the young man ' s fancy turns to lacrosse; but when not athletically occupied or too deeply engrossed in one of the latest novels, he can take a hand at bridge or hold up his end of a radiator session, be the subject light or serious. Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2); Numerals (2). Kirby Smith Howlett franklin, tennessee " Kirby " " Hoover " HAILING from the " woodenest " sta e -Kirby began his career in the Navy under a cloud. It didn ' t take him long to overcome this handicap, however — just the first month of Plebe " ac " year. Then he proved to be not only far from wooden, but actually savvy, which was contrary to all pre- cedent and, in the opinion of some, almost disgrace- ful. This made him a marked man Plebe year — ask him about it! He next appeared before the public eye about the time of his Youngster Army game. This incident, however, seems to be surrounded with mystery. He doesn ' t like to exert himself more than is necessary. For a long time, he was content to rest in peace on the sub-squad, but when he found that his peace was likely to be disturbed, he " turned to " and removed himself by dint of hard labor. He loves to argue, but, unfortunately, he is usually right. So, as a rule, it doesn ' t pay to argue with him. Star (4, 3, 2); Class Track {2); Black N (J); Sub-Squad (3, 2). i 96 s k § v fT ., v ' tkugl are is i distant praaic; jet ra _Heb kis hr whole 1 the D. lias ah ' • I Hunter Wood, Jr. hopkinsville, kentucky " Bunt " " Jew " " Foods " " vSRigood old grinnin ' , gruntin ' Hunter Voods! " v_y Though the clouds of despair hover over you — though you ' ve bilged all your exams and hit the pap — though you drag blind and get bricked— though you find lumps in your mashed potatoes — all these are as the wheeze of a Mexican burro compared to distant thunder — if Bunt comes in and starts playing practical jokes. The worst of it is that you can ' t get really sore at him. It ' s just his playful nature (as the fond mother said when her boy cut off the cat ' s ear), and he doesn ' t mean any harm. He has his troubles, even as you and I, and he has his lazy spells, even as his roommate, but on the whole he manages to fool the academics and outwit the D. O. ' s. His efforts in the line of least resistance (the ladies) have been few and far between, but he has always recovered. For a few days we may have missed our little ray of Kentucky sunshine, but he always came back with a new joke, bigger, and bet- ter, and a little funnier (to him). Glee Club (4, 3); Choir (4, 3, 2,1): Lucky Bag Staff. Charles Vincent Broadley salem, massachusetts " Mike " " Sergius " " Slickka " TAKE a look, folks! The old ladies ' delight, the flappers ' ideal, and the babies ' Santa Claus— Charles was the name they saddled on him in early childhood but, for one so dignified and austere, the name didn ' t fit, so we called him Mike, and Mike it is and will be forevermore. Some girl once said she could read his past in his blue eyes, and since then the past has been a closed book— go up and look on his bed at any time of the day or night and you ' ll see. He had ideals and illusions, even as you and I, when he came into the Navy, but some cruel com- rade told him there wasn ' t any Santa Claus; so he has been in despair ever since. He may look happy enough as he struts around; he may look enraptured as he gazes into your eyes, girls; but do not be mis- taken. His mind is far away in the days of his child- hood when everything seemed golden. All is gone now: there remains naught but withered roses, broken idols, and halitosis. Oh, Death ! Where is thy sting ? ? ? Class Lacrosse (4); Class Crezv (1); Masqueraders (1). ' )7 Dwight Maurice Allgood nashville, north carolina " Dweegit " OH, see that cute cur-1-l-ly brown hair! — and pink little toes! " — exclaimed his godmother, as he lay howling in the cradle. And the girls have been repeating it ever since — that is, the remark about the hair, for he has taken to wearing shoes since entering the hot sands of Maryland. First Class year, he grasped one prong of The Trident and before he could turn loose he forgot his reputation for laziness, actually being known to work one whole hour without calculating that he needed to caulk. Utilizing this new found ambition, with experience behind the footlights of the Podunk auditorium as " Tillie the Soulless, " " Evangeline the Old Maid Aunt, " and " Sallie the Beautiful Wig Model, " it was easy for him to show the Masqueraders what a good man they had been missing — a female part, did you say? Nope, a dashing Valentino. " Aw, these English profs can ' t appreciate a good man. I knew the lesson; they just asked me the wrong thing. " Say, Bug (Pop, Tillet, Mike, etc.), let ' s go to the movies. Say-er-er, you hav- en ' t forgotten vour pocket- book? Trident Staff (1); Rifle Team (4). George Francis Mahoney newport, rhode island " Mike " " Abysinian " BOARDERS away! Nothing does MikCr heart more good than a real, honest-to-goodness rough house. That downey countenance has led several to doubt his natural pugnacity with sad and decorative results to themselves. But the minute a wee bit of a lassie gets in sight his one instinct is to " up and away. " Not a Red Mike is he — just " conshenshously " appraised — which fails to explain numerous and numerous boxes of fudge from his " sister " — boxes tied with pretty pink ribbon and such! Nor does it explain some cunning little February Valentines. Oh, heartbreaker in disguise! . George ' s cruises have not been devoid of ticklish situations. On two occasions, Steam held him to a tie score. Still, everything over a 2.5 is wasted energy, so what ' s the use? Not wooden — just satisfied with what is enough. " This Dago is the Fruit! " Clement Robert Criddle oregon, wisconsin " Clem " " Tarzan " " Farmer Boy " CLMvr ' had a hard fight with Dago Plebe year. Since then, he has always had a bed of velvet that most of us would like to have at our disposal, especially when the weather gets warm and the band breaks out for its serenades. His education commenced auspiciously in things not academic, as at various new games and duties of a fourth classman. " Now three raps on the table and you stay under, two and you come out; if you fail, it ' s your tough luck. " Bang, bang, Clem is out, he made it; bang a third time, and a deep voice pro- nounces the fatal verdict in a few chosen words, " Bend over, Farmer Boy. " When we pry into his innerself, however, we un- earth a vast treasure of love. He had such fineness of detail in love affairs that he could correspond with several girls in the same town and yet keep all peaceful and serene. This ability he has developed since entering the Academy and, barring one mishap when a friend severed relations and was married, he stands in undisputed possession of a marvelous cupid ' s bow and an inexhaustible supply of arrows. Class Baseball (4); Class Basketball (2); Class Soccer (1); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). Charles Maurice Ryan berlin, new hampshire " Paddy " MISTER Ryan! Took you long enough to get here! Get rid of this butt, (long sigh) If I weren ' t so lazy I ' d beat — (Ho Hum) — All right! — sit over on the bench a while and let me sleep. " So started Paddy on his career at Uncle Sam ' s exclusive school for boys. He is an ardent wearer of the Sham- rock, but things were too hot for him when he paid a visit to his native land, Second Class Cruise. His experiences are varied and numerous and he is not totally unacquainted with the Reina due to an indiscreet drag off " the old meerschaum during inspection. " Are you smoking, Mr. Ryan? " (Big puff of smoke) " Yes, sir. " He is a horseman of no mean ability, this having been demonstrated when, as a member of the cele- brated " Four " he did his best to plow up a prof ' s newly sown lawn. The worst part was that the horse saw fit to deposit his rider at the most crucial mo- ment right on the front steps. His hobbies are radio, life membership in the Radiator Club, more radio, and last, but not least, special deliv- eries from New York. " Hey, Dufey, let ' s drag this week-end ! " Black N (2). 99 Acton Artelle Shelton paducah, kentucky " Action " " Ankle " " Dopey " HAILING from that part of the country where only the exceptionally well informed know that there is such a thing as the Navy, it is no wonder that he saluted chiefs during Plebe summer. Even after he became a salty youngster, he persisted in saluting warrant officers. He has finally mastered the etiquette of salutes. In Academics he runs a poor race, but is always there at the finish. He has seldom been sat except at the end of the term, and in continuous subjects he waits until the end of the year to pull up to that necessary 2.50. With a 2.10 average in Juice staring him in the face, he usually takes up Bullard about three minutes before class and inquires of his room- mate, " What lesson we got for today? " Athletically he is somewhat of a gymnast, having won his numerals in that sport. However, gym has not been his only field of endeavor, for he has been a candidate for nearly every athletic team from howling to football. " Oh, yes, yes. " Cecil Llewellyn Blackwell kerbridge, virginia " Stroke " A TRUE " Southern gentleman " in even sense of the word, even to the six different ones. The name Stroke signifies — well, no one can forget that first cutter drill during which Stroke earned his names. Can he catch crabs? Well, you just ought to see him. He broke the world ' s record that first day. He is a snake of no mean ability. Anyone that has been to a " Pan Lo, " Firemen ' s Washroom, or even to a hop can verify this statement. When he gets to feeling " Stanchious " get a good looking girl and some good music, give him the floor and he will do the rest, even surpassing St. Vitus. This big, good- looking, blonde boy has never passed unnoticed before a single member of the fair sex and, though his Kerbridge indifference has interfered with his affairs, he usually finds time to honor " The Ladies, " however small his co ' tin ' may be. " Have some Chow, Stroke? " " Guess I could worry down a little. " " Quit fleckin ' them ashes on my Sunday pants. " 100 William Henry Beers, Jr. hilo, hawaii, t. h. " Willie " " Wahoo " " Kanak " Nol to any cold Northern region does the world owe its gratitude for this noble specimen ot " Homo sapiens, " but to the Isle of Romance, Hawaii. And Wahoo is indeed a true son. Faithful to the hallowed tradition of his native land, he early began the search which culminated in the discovery, wooing and winning of his life ' s affinity! Not for Wahoo the alluring and tender, provocative and elusive light which lurks in the eyes of the fair maidens of that far-off land of love. Spurning these, he chose another shrine at which to worship — " My Surfboard. " What happiness is comparable to his? In truth, a veritable Garden of Eden. But the call came, and, forsaking all he held dear, and journeying over seas and deserts, Willie answered, held up his right hand, took the oath, coughed, and became a midshipman; and at what a sacrifice. Substitute for the all-pervasive warmth of the tropical sun the feeble and oft-times absent heat of a clanking radiator; for the soothing murmur of the surf, the clanging of gongs; and one has but a faint conception of the self-sacrifice entailed. Swimming Squad (4); Class Numerals (3, 2); Class Soccer (3, 2); Class Track (4, 3, 2); Numerals (J, 2). Robert Lee Grove hagerstown, maryland " The Shiek of Hagerstown " " Abdul " " AND now, ladies and gentlemen, we have come l . to the big event on our program. This is what you have paid your money for, the one and only — Attention, folks! Here he comes! — the knight upon his trusty steed. Ah! Here he is! " And the " Shiek of Hagerstown " dismounted from his bicycle! Now those of us who know him would say that he had just returned from a cabinet meeting. Yes, shiek is a charter member; in fact, he has been chosen to head the cabinet due to his able command of the little black spotted cubes. They are mere playthings in his hands. He has them trained to know their master. But, say, if you want to see him strut his stuff watch the sub squad any day. Shiek is an old faithful. He was awarded the floating wings for his loyalty to the squad. And he ' s a born navigator. " Where did you get that lighthouse, mister? " " Hagerstown, sir. " " Where in the h 1 is Hagerstown? " " Maryland, sir. " " Ouuoww! Brace up! " Sab-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). I ' M Harmon Brown Bell, Jr. ruxton, maryland " Tink " " Doc " " Cozy " GILMAN County School turned him loose on Severn, that American Eaton shoved him on to the Navy, and so far the latter organization has been unable to pass the buck. From the first, " Pink " took a liking to sea water a la Round Bay and not being satisfied with three month ' s cruising every summer, he is always to be seen on Rich ' s personally conducted tours by water of the beautiful Severn. " Yessir, we rowed fifteen miles tonight and then beat the second varsity over the Poughkeepsie in four seconds better than the record. " It is rumored that " Pink " coaled ship once on Youngster cruise, but that was probably in Mar- tinique. And, among the inner circle, it is whispered that he intends to get married after graduation, but when approached on that subject, he blushes and remains as tight as a clam. All in all, " Tink " is right there 99 44-100 per cent and fully worthy of commanding the Irish Navy — both ships of it. Plebe Crew (4); f ' arsitv Crew (3, 2); Class Football (4,2). Robert Neil Allen louisville, kentucky " Bob " " Al " " Bobby " ONE sunny day in July, 1921, a da ' rk-naired young man, with a walk resembling the motion of a reciprocating engine, entered the Naval Acad- emy; and, in spite of the concentrated efforts of all the " Acs, " he is still here. That is, you will find him over there on his bunk except when he ' s not at classes or at meals! Sure, he has a chair, but he uses that when he shines his shoes — or stands upon it when dressing to keep dust from his trousers, a precaution that would not be necessary if he ever swept the room. For four years young Robert has been a charter member of the Radiator Club ' s Varsity Catch-as- Catch-Can Sleeping Team, a team with a high aver- age at catching! Now and then (mostly then), however, he finds time to go over and box with the class team. So, by spending his time in this way, he is seldom seen by the deadly sex. It is his own fault that he is a Red Mike because, with such innocent eyes, he could easily pursue, fool, and win some fair maiden. He had one unsuccessful experience; perhaps ?! But will they keep away from him ? " Aw, don ' t make so much noise! Cantcha ever let a guy get a little sleep? Has formation busted? What time is it? " tale of teacu| ■Ml eisa Claude Arthur Dillavou jefferson, iowa " Filliloo " ' ' Dill " " T I OW, I sure caught it that time, " and the VV Filliloo of Plebe year relates the oft-repeated tale of the natural consequences of being caught doing one of the many, many things " verboten " to Plebes. He started Plebe year by sleeping in every morning and, strangely enough, soon acquired the title of ratey. Usually in trouble, he keeps us guessing what he will do next, but he always comes through with his unbeatable philosophy— " You rate everything you can get away with, but when you ' re caught, don ' t squirm. " Filliloo is our greatest human example of versa- tility. Equally at home while balancing a dainty teacup on three fingers, mangling a wrestling oppo- nent, or explaining to his juice prof why Einstein was all wrong, his only failing is a weakness for the fair sex. Unusually adept handling small boats, he was assigned to the " Olympia " Youngster cruise. He soon became acquainted with the " ups and downs " of life on the deep. Just mention a certain little trip from Colon to St. Lucia and watch his face grow pale. Notwithstanding, he has a crust of salt that would credit a Plebe with his first laundered white works. Class Football (4, 3. 2, ); Class Wrestling (4. 3. 2); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). " W! I hki.man Lester WILBURTON, OKLAHOMA " T " " Judge " " Les " 4ATN ' ell they tryin ' to do around here; make this a theological seminary ? " " Les " got his early training in Oklahoma, and after having been associated with the Indians and others of that state, he developed a peculiar aversion to anything that approached mild nature. Whenever " T " got in trouble with the upper class- es during Plebe vear, which was not so infrequently, his favorite remark was, " The fun I have is worth anything I get for it. ' " Sav, T. how about dragging for me this week- end? " " " Sure! Who is it, the chaperoner " " Now, this a cold 4.0 and, just to show you that I believe what I say, I ' ll put up five dollars, and it she ' s a brick you get the five. " " Check, you ' re on. " This should have ended by " Les " getting the five, but he decided that being a man of honor, he couldn ' t do anything but refuse. _ Must have been some wo- man for usually he would f i :ill tin- Queen of Sheba :i brick in order to get the 9 » % live. -3M Class Track (4, 3, 2); Class Boxing (2); Class Football (3, 2). 103 Philip Swanton Creasor spokane, washington " P. S. C. " " Philias Fogg " " Late Blast " " Inertia " NOW in this cage, ladies and gentlemen, we have the only living chronometer in existence. Marvel at it, people! Many have tried, but he alone has succeeded in evolving the equation of time between formation and late blast. In fact, his rate is so constant that if late blast ever blasted before Phil had one foot in ranks it would be time for the electrician to start looking for the short circuit! A Red Mike of no mean ability, he has never been persuaded to get within range of a hop. From away out West, however, where a man ' s a man and the great open spaces, etc. , there comes a rumor of Youngster Sep leave that Phil had surely fallen, strutting his material. Quite in keeping with the fact that he is a star man, Phil delights in tampering with the ether. Not content with getting the West Coast and the station here on his radio, he finally found that, by opening the window on most any winter ' s night, he could get Chile. " Say, Jim, where ' s my trousers pants! " Goin ' to the movies? " Crew Squad (4, 2, 1); Navy Numerals (2). James Patrick Knowles scottdale, pennsylvania Jim Jip K-nozv-les NOW see here, Com, I couldn ' t caulk -a last night on account of the thinness of my mattress. How is it to bear a hand and get me a new one? " And so it goes with the other troubles of our life here, for this is the way coy James explains the facility with which he " boodled " the Executive Department. Easy come and easy go is the governing motto of his days. Fate has played a practical joke on him; for, des- tined by inclination to become a farmer, here he is, one of the " two dollar a month sheiks of the nation. " Yet the membership in an organization of sheiks does not weigh heavily upon him. The reddest of Red Mikes is only a pale pink in comparison. That only holds good inside the ten foot wall, for on leave he has a penchant for Fords with hacking coughs. And queer, isn ' t it, how girls all prefer to ride in Fords at times? But then Jim always was a reckless driver. " Howzit to bring up some more toast-bread? " " Yes, dot ' s goot. " Class Basketball (2). tabic out ? Horace Gilbert Trainer berwyn, pennsylvania " Toad " " Ho-rass " ' TjSr, come in and help me push my A A from under my mail. " Yes, it is! Is what Why, Horace himself. Who could mistake the volup- tuous curves of his hair? " You see, fellers, my hair used to be straight but the salt air on the cruise just naturally curled it all up " — is this Pennsylvania Volunteer ' s apology when we run him about his " coily locks. " Aside from dragging to every hop and receiving tons of " mash notes, " this retiring youth is a Mehiel Rouge, a he-man, and a man ' s man. He often leans back in his chair and, remarks, " This life is all right but I long for the great open spaces where a man ' s a man. " Don ' t be deceived by this awful hawser. The farthest away from civilization he has ever been is Crabtown. " No, boys, I ' ve got to take a workout this after- noon; well — I ' ll do a few stoop-falls — break out the cards! " Varsity Track (2, 1); Varsity Numerals (2); Class Track (4, 3); Class Numerals (3). T Walter Chilcott Ford buffalo, new york " Henry " " Watt " HE day our little Henry arrived among us the powers that be decreed that instead of Walter he should be known as Henry and, as such, he has been known by us ever since. He won his spurs his first Christmas Leave when, although confined to the limits of Crabtown, he spent his leave in Buffalo and got away with it. This seemed to open his eyes to the great possibilities of Plebedom, and from then on, as a Plebe, he made a very good first classman. Four years on the Severn have changed him from a shy, bashful little fellow to a fusser of marked ability. Rumor has it that he hasn ' t missed a hop since our first June Ball. Such a strenuous and heroic course is bound to bear fruit and, as a result we have in him an authority on all matters pertaining to our fairer sisters, whether they be from out of town, crabs, or yard-engines. Although an all around athlete, his battles with the academic department have prevented him from show- ing his real ability along this line. " Do you think I can get away with it? " Baseball Sq Basketball Charles Moran Goetz mukwonago, wisconsin " Bud " " Charlie " HEY, there, Charlie, are you dragging Sat- urday? " " Guess so; I asked three of them down and they all accepted, so one ought to be sure to come. " Early in his career, Charlie learned the formula for probing the perversity of the feminine mind. Treat ' em rough, tell ' em nothing, and take ' em no place, is the maxim to which he attributes the credit for his success in this field of endeavor. Few, indeed, were the days that did not find his table groaning under a colored array of sweet-smelling letters. Charlie invariably found time for his correspondence. An easy lesson was " fruit " and a hard one, well, either the guy that wrote this book is trying to kid me, or we are not expected to know all this bunk. Release always found him headed for the mail chute with a handful of letters containing those " sweet nothings " that only an artist of letter writing can produce. Class Football (4, 3); Class Lacrosse (4, 3); Class Crew (1). George John Dufek rockford, illinois " Deefek " " Duffy " WHO is that nice looking chap in ctw white leggins? " " Why, that ' s Duffy, the boy from Rockford! " " Where ' s he going, horseback riding? " " Oh, no! He ' s taking his Saturday afternoon con- stitutional with Lizzie Springfield. " " Why that enigmatic smile? " " He ' s laughing up his sleeve at the Exec. Depart- ment ' cause he knows that walking is good for him. " There you have George in a nutshell. He takes life as it comes, whether it comes in the form of pumpkin pies slung across the mess hall, or as fair maidens dropped from the laps of the Gods. For each buffet he has a counter-buffet; for each smile a cheerful grin. And nationalities make no difference. He ' s right at home in any country. He discovered on his first cruise that a " Vive la France " was good for a drink of champagne, and a winning smile worth a dozen " Donnez-moi ' s. " Which all goes to prove that the measure of a man is not the size shoe he wears. Class Soccer (3, 2,1); Lucky Bag Staff; Black N in, Vernon Dale Wickizer pasadena, california " Wick " " Baroi ' Pole " NEbLtLESS to say, this one also believes that his state is the best place this side of paradise, with no exception. California simply can ' t be beaten. But he has an inherent weakness for romance and track- ing about that caused him a few years ago to give the Navy a tryout. He liked it, and has been sticking in spite of all the efforts of the Ac Department to convince him that the only way he should enter the Golden Gate would be aboard his private yacht, instead of on one of our battleships. He believes that variety is the spice of life; and cit life cramped his style. Even our cruises have not been able to dampen his convictions that the world is a beautiful place — and that ' s saying a lot. Apparently he is going through life with a song — nothing worries him much unless it is the next Dago lesson, or some new flutter- ing bit of femininity that momentarily evades him. Wick just can ' t leave them alone. He takes after each new one in turn, but usually drops her when another comes along! Class Football (4, 3); Lucky Bag Staff; Expert Rifleman; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). Robert Gentry Norman sherman, texas " Bob " " Absolam " " Norm " WHAT? No letter? Well, that— woman! Which one this time, Chicago or New York? Don ' t crowd, girls, you ' ll get to look at him. But sometimes we are inclined to think that Bob takes them too seriously. For days at a time the charm of this easy going chap is lost to us all — all for a woman. Where do es he hail from? Oh, he ' s been about a bit, but he prefers Texas to Portugal, and good old U. S. A. to any other port or spot. " A good time was had by all " is just his speed. Four times a star performer on the sub squad, he was chosen captain his last year, with a life membership. Say, ossifer, what is all that crowd about? Ah! there he is, girls. Don ' t crowd! The man who makes Anatol with all his affairs look like an amateur. The man who bilges Don Juan cold. The man who er-er- er-yes, yes, this way, please. Whatever you do, don ' t crowd. We won ' t tell that one about the time our young Romeo discovered that the sweet little inno- cent object of his mad devotion had been married several years. Art Editor Lucky Bag; Class Track; Expert Rifleman. 107 Henry Hamilton Love nashville, tennessee " Ham " HAM came into our midst Plebe summer accom- panied by a mandolin, a suitcase, and a room- mate. The Midshipmen ' s store soon bounteously endowed him with this world ' s goods, however, and a few hours sufficed for his metamorphosis from a worldly civilian to a meek, but proud, Plebe. The Academics took their first crack at Ham early, withholding the phantom 2.6 so eagerly sought just prior to Plebe Xmas leave. This marked their last successful stand, however, for ever since he has escaped their grasp with all the elusiveness of the proverbial eel, slipping by when they were most confident. Ham ' s serpentine talents were kept in subjection Plebe year only to flame forth with his accession to a Youngster estate into a conflagration which has not since been checked. He has long been standard equip- ment at all hops, except for a brief period Second Class Year, when numerous week-end parties on the Reina claimed him as a guest. He has stumbled numerous times, but assures us that he has really fallen at last and has found the fortunate girl. Class Baseball (4); Class Tennis (3, 2, 1); Gymkhana (4, 3); Gymkhana Committee ( ); Black N Paul Cunningham Crosley AT LARGE " Paul " A STUDENT, an artist, an athlete by ftiAis, Paul is almost always a lover, ' though rather an inconstant one. Usually he is interested in at least two girls out of the unheralded hordes who at all times worship at his shrine. Several times in his career here he has been forced to go into some private retreat far removed from the social whirl just to regain his composure and mend his academic for- tunes. Incidentally, he emerges from these periods of penance with at least a star average. A living example of the book of etiquette, he not only excells in the role of autocrat of the tea table, but he possesses the much rarer accomplishment of finessing through four hours in a coal bunker, im- maculate to the end. We cannot conceive of him ever doing or saying the wrong thing. With consummate skill he handles them all from sub-debs to admirals. We honestly believe that he could make a date with three girls for the same place and time, keep all three dates, and still be the idol of three hearts. Girls, take warning. He ' s too clever for you, and he ' s an awful tease. Choir {4, 3,2); Black N (3). 108 Edward Vanderlip Reith yonkers, new york. E. I . Sweetie Dunga HErcE is one of the specimens that entered this sea-seminary in the summer of ' 21. He is no other than E. V., our Yonkers cowboy. He spent his youth learning the ways of a city slicker, not punch- ing cows! He is not savvy, but managed to satisfy the Ac department to such an extent that they have never asked him for any exam encores. And say; he is a bear with the fair sex. Not much of a snake around here, but he sure gives ' em a treat when he reaches the big city. His first two years were spent in falling for first one girl and then for another, but now he is hooked good. No one knows how long it will last, but we hope not for long. Eddie is a good old son of the North, and has never been known to lose an argument. He would rather argue than eat, and also would rather bone the Cosmo than Juice. Once a year he forsakes the Radiator Club in order to play class football. " All right, girls; shake around to see who is to be the lucky one to dance with me! " Gxmkhana (4); Class Football (2, 1). Clyede Marcus Jensen benton harbor, michigan " Jenny " " C. M. " ONE hot, dusty day in the beginning of Septem- ber, just previous to the return of the upper- classmen from the cruise, another big event took place in the history of 25 ' s Plebe summer. The Wolverine state had summoned together all its wrath and sent another representative to join the ranks of the " spoiled and pampered pets. " It was none other than " Jenny. " Right then and there commenced a four-year struggle for the pivot posi- tion on the chain which moors the boat of knowledge. Although not a confirmed " Red Mike, " " Jenny " freely admits receiving the same thrill from women that a camel does from a sandpile. His vices are few, the chief one being to risk the monthly insult with the Goddess of Chance. " Jenny " is strong for the Navy and twenty years will probably find him a nice, congenial, gray-haired, two-striper. Come around any time after the marks have been posted and hear him sing his favorite song. " Gee, E. V., I gotta start boning this month. " 109 William George Hercules Lind atlantic city, new jersey " Swede " WHAT ' S your name, mister? " " Lind, sir. " " Oh, a Russian, I suppose? " " Sir!!!! " So did our hero usher himself into Plebe year. He had trouble with that third initial, too, and well does he remember the time when he essayed to carry his locker, bed, and table under one arm for the benefit of a doubtful and hard-boiled M. C. The efforts of his better half to make him a Red Mike did not have the desired effects, but, in a mo- ment of folly, he made a bet that might be of interest to his future wife. Girls are his greatest weakness, but so far there seems to be safety in numbers, and per- haps he may win the bet yet. (It is doubtful, however.) He holds the Academy record for swearing off smoking, and the men on his deck can truthfully say that they never saw anyone turn him down. Many of us wish that we had his manner of getting what he wants. " Now there are three ways to carry a football — boxa no good, taka da fence! " ); Football Squad (4, 2 Numerals (2, 1); Varsity Boxing Squad (4, 3 Class Lacrosse (3); Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (2, 1); N {2). James Stuart Smith, Jr. laconia, new hampshire " Smythe " " J. S. " EARLY in Plebedom Smythe cultivated 6 dislike for those of the gentler sex; but, girls, he ' s weakening now. There are pictures on his locker door, but " Say, Smythe, are all those your cousins? " " Now I don ' t savvy this Dago, but just wait till we hit the professional subjects; that will tell whether or not I know my stuff. " And this man spoons on maple sugar and ice cream as Pussvfoot Johnson would on the leader of the W.C.T.U. " On the mat he is a regular Farmer of Burns, and he certainly reaped a lot for the Navy scoreboard. He has yet to acquire the ear that resembles the head of the college educated cabbage and which has the cry of tin. Smythe doesn ' t smoke, chew, drink, or swear, and he has attained the age of twenty. Smith became " Smythe " after his seventy-yard charge for the lone touchdown on the Second Class team. It takes feet to make yards and feet travel; at least Smythe ' s did. Let ' s hope he travels that fast to relieve the officer on the bridge. Class Football (4,3,2,1); Football Squad (1); Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); N (2); Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Academy Middleweight Champion (2). 110 . and Charles Edward Tolman concord, massachusetts " Spike " " Shorty " " Charley " SPIWOrame to us as the publicity agent of the Old Bay state — and his extensive eulogies ot Boston and its women would entice any mere mortal from his native haunts. Whence cometh ye line, but add to this the lure of manly beauty, exquisite dancing, and that " savoir faire " and one is not forced to wonder why the weaker sex think our Saturday evening entertainments are the acme of enjoyment. But after all, Spike ' s heart has long since been captivated by a fair damsel from the wilds of Con- cord, and we have always seen him blind to the wiles of the femmes; always thinking of naught but the O.A.O. Such is the course of true love. The boy does not claim to be an intellectual lion, but chalk fights have seldom phased him — impossible probs and entropy got down on their knees before him. Incidentally, exams are as nothing in his young life — " Bilged, " say we; " Fruit " says he! He has never forgiven Emerson for having written that ode to his home podunk, " by the rude bridge that arched the flood — etc. " " Oh, girls — I ' m just a perfect fool about him; he ' s so cute! " Class Tennis (3, 2); Class Boxing (3, 2); Gymkhana (4). James Bradford Harlow medford, massachusetts " Ham " " Red " " Savvy " ' WE! HERE the (- -) are those matches? " Jam hails from the state of culture and of savoirs where the street car conductors say, " Please leave by the nearer door " — and of course he upholds the reputation of his state. In other words, he is a plank from the old Mayflower, minus the wooden qualitv- . . . Versatility is his middle name. His activities range from football in the fall to snaking— any time. His abilities as a football player are more pronounced and noticeable, perhaps. Any member of ' 24 ' s class team will tell you what a tough hombre he is. If football and snaking aren ' t in favor, he becomes devoted to bridge, the movies, or to somebody ' s Cosmo. Ham has manifested considerable ability along literary lines. He may well be called a man of letters — sometimes four or five a day! Class Baseball (4); Class Tennis (3, 2, 1); Class Football (4,3, 2,1); Asst. Editor Reef Points (2); Editor ( ); Star (4, 3); Reception Committee ( ); Log Staff (2); Samuel Douglas Simpson corvallis, oregon " Sam " " Simp " " Sampson " SAMPSON, as the name implies, is a big, handsome brute from the great open spaces of the wild and wooley west. He is likeable and good-natured, and lovable— goodness, don ' t forget that! He has no bad habits; doesn ' t drink; smokes only a pipe; and is altogether a model minister ' s son. " Say, Simp, how does this gadget work ? " " What, that pump? Oh— that ' s fruit. It works like this etc. " He is always ready to give you a hand in anything, except dago! That is the bane of his life. He and the Dago Department love each other like dogs and cats. Whatever he does, he is always in a hurry. Witness the time that he stuck his pencil through his filter paper in skinny P-work because he was in a hurry. Even his one love affair he rushed through in about a week. The results still remain, however. But the place where he rushes the most is in the mess hall. He has to, or he will starve. Gosh, the way he does stow away the chow! " I ' ll bite, what is it? " Plebe Crew Squad; Crew Squad (2, I); Class Track (J) Class Football (7). H Horace William Blakeslee washington, district of columbia ••Rabbit " " Ozie " I Blakeslee! How many probs A i fsu get _ today? " " Probs! Didn ' t get a one. I ' m on the tree this Wee " T-.1 . i • n And when the marks come up, Blakeslee s will look like a Jewish sale of marked down £4.00 goods. Blakeslee is a bashful young man, studious, some- thing of an artist, and always desiring to get the most out of everything, whether it be sightseeing in Scotland or Gibraltar or trying to find out what makes the wheels go around in some piece of machinery. He had some trouble with the Ac Department, but that only made him the more determined to make good in that line. He did so well that he had to find something to help pass the afternoons and he finally decided to help the rifle squad, on which he worked diligently until it began to interfere with his Saturday afternoon movies. The movies won the fight and the Rifle squad was forced to get along without him. Once in a while he drags and seems to get a big kick out of it, but he never drags the same femme twice. 112 : ju get tree this lee ' s will pods. jet tht seeing in iiit mat piece of affluent, timed to ne had to and he uliich he en ffith won the ;et along e femme John Hampden Lewis amite, louisiana ' ' Johnnie " " J. H . " VAk OUS and sundry have been his escapes from the relentless clutches of the Ac Departments, but J. H. lives on excitement and revels in snapping his fingers in the face of the necessary 2.5. Never worried or rushed, but capable of great attainments when necessary, Johnny is a firm believer in the conservation of energy. " A mountainous exterior of placidity, concealing a veritable conflagration of activity, he was attracted by the call of the elusive pigskin, and long will we cherish pleasant memories of his brilliant and thrilling exploits on Farragut Field. For a little diversity from the usual springtime fancy, and incidentally, a suit- able outlet for his pent-up wrath, Johnny took up the lacrosse stick and can swap blows with the best of them. Can he dance? Just cast the wary optic on those feet when there ' s any music around and you readily see that he is a past master of the terpsichorean art, anything from the Hop Committee Standard to Aesthetic Interpretation. " Hey, wife, where ' s my blou? Have vou seen my reefer? What ' d I do with that math book?! " Football (4, 3, 2,1); aNa (2); Lacrosse Squad (3). Clifton Garvin Grimes marshalltown, iowa " Cliff " " Grimey " WHFN you need a friend, go to Cliff. If it is his last skag, nickel, or pair of white gloves, they are yours for the asking. In the role of savoir, he has been the guardian angel of the wooden during his last four years. One June Week, he collided with the executive department and as a result spent 24 hours on the Reina. But he has stood from under ever since. He has never been very interested in the femmes around here, but rumor has it that there might be some one back home. Every day brings a scented missive bearing the same postmark. Occasionally, he goes to a hop, but he never takes them seriously. For excitement, he goes forth to the gridiron every Fall, and for four years, he has been the bane of the Navy ' s existence. Tackle, guard, or backfield are his specialties and now and then he fills in some other place. " Pull up a chair and we ' ll see if we can ' t work it. " " What do you say we smoke. " 3 Football Squad (4,3,2 Baseball Squad {4) ; Basketball Squad (4); Class Baseball (3,2, I); Class Basketball (3, 2, I Bus. Mgr. " Reef Po Athletic Staff, Lucky Star (2, 1); Expert Rifleman; mark N. 113 Arthur Harrison Graubart beechhurst, long island " Kewpie " IT always has been a baffling mystery why " Kew- pie " left his erstwhile Alma Mater, Columbia, after spending three toilsome, but honorable, years there, to become one of the " pampered pets. " His love for the Navy surpasseth all understanding, and his enthusiasm for midshipmen cruises has led us to believe that the psychology of it is that he is the victim of a nomadic complex. At any rate, we have Kewpie, a staunch supporter of the Service. His whole career at the Naval Academy bears this out. Plebe year, because of his unique pronunciation of New York, third and hurdles, his time was never his own. He managed, however, to go out for the " Log " and now we find him on the board of that famous publica- tion. Literary honor was not enough for " Kewpie " ; wrestling, boxing, cross-country, and what-not else constituted his athletic endeavors, which finally culminated in his winning a position on the company football team. But where athletic ability was lacking, a supreme optimism made up for it and Kewpie is just as popular and probably just as happy as if he had two or three block N ' s. Clifton Armfield Wishart white plains, new york " Cliff " CLIFTON WISHART was born hone-ot but he entered the Naval Academy and that ' s the time Diogenes lit his lantern again. Not that our hero is a snake, for he loathes caterpillars and butterflys. He is loyal to the O. A. O., but he just can ' t help it. When he gets through talking with a brick, she makes immediate application for entry into the Atlantic City Beauty Pageant, and when he tells a 4.0 the truth about herself, they have to anchor her with at least six sandbags. Cliff was not always thus. He lives at White Plains, and uses Ivory Soap. This should be an indication of his love for the clean outdoors. Yet they say that the good die young, and there are no signs that Cliff will join any angels soon. That is, unless it is an angel with big brown eyes. The wanderlust made Cliff " forsake Lord Jeff for John Paul Jones, London and Paris. He hasn ' t re- gretted it. Cliff can be found any evening boning high brow literature such as " Atlantic Monthly, " " Scribners, " " Literary Digest. " " Let ' s get this crossword puzzle before chow. " Log Staff (3., 2); Log Board (l); Class Wrestling (4, 3. Class Tennis (3). 2); Morgan Allen Powell batesville, arkansas " Red " CH. jE the name of Arkansas? — Yea, verily; do anything you like as long as they will send men like Red to Crabtown and their mules to West Point. Although Red intimated that he did once abide in the aforesaid portion of our glorious terrain, his affiliation has long been vague and uncertain. Red believes in preparedness and the theory of fundamentals so, after acquiring those basic prin- ciples by serving some years in the A. E. F., he decided to polish off at Crabtown. Ac, Exec, Crabs — nothing holds any fear for Red, especially the latter with whom his influence is astounding, yea, appalling — and his waiting list is rivalled only by that of the Dental Quarters. But our Plebe Summer " Five S triper " does not confine his entire ability to snaking and, when not so engaged, is hard at work playing football. In the Spring, his natural dislike for walking gives vent to crew aspirations, and he has advantageously dis- played his abilities for four long seasons. When not engaged in a hotly contested Radiator meeting, he is always busy at work — a bear-cat for hard knocks, which phase him not; and if he doesn ' t appear after each one with all his glowing locks and broad grin — well, it just naturally ain ' t Red. Sub-Squad (4,3,2,1); Navx Football Squad (4, ' 3,2,1); Plebe Crezc and ' 25 Crossed Oar; Crete Squad (4, 3, 2); Navy Crew (3); Class Boxing (3); Navy Boxing Squad (4); Class Water-Polo 2). James Herbert Carrington spartanburg, south carolina " Carry " " Herbie " IN the days of the " old Navy " when a Plebe was a Plebe and no man feared to treat him as such, when errand boys and valets came from the proper source, when Sunday night and evening endurance contests were part of the course — in short, when we " was " Plebes, little Herbie did his share of the enter- taining and began helping make Spartanburg famous. His were the goofiest answers and the flimsiest ex- cuses; his remanufacture of sawdust into shingles and his stoopfall records were justifiable claims to fame. If you desire not to be a conceited , to stay out of Coventry and off his private skin list, agree with him quickly, for you are always wrong. The rare combination of all-round ath-a-lete and kissing snake is before you. Victims of his smile and line are numerous and widely scattered. He tells them his nickname " Darling, " so when they forget his name they start a dangerous habit. " Gosh, but she ' s sweet. " Class Numerals 3, 2); Track Squad (4. 3, 2); Numerals, Track (3); Boxing Squad 2). 115 John Belton Cleland greenville, south carolina " Spiccony " " Skeezix " HE is the cutest Midshipman in the Naval Academy. " " Such a sweet little boy among those big boys, " and similar remarks indicate his standing with the fair sex. Skeezix demonstrated his ability as an athlete at the Army-Navy game Youngster year, when he tackled an Army Colonel for a loss in the lobby of the Bellevue-Stratford. Under the tutelage of Coach Weston, this remark- able ability was further developed until he suddenly blossomed forth as a triple threat backfield man of the " fighting fourth. " He could run, fumble, and stumble with equal dexterity, and became a constant threat to his own team. Plebe year he acquired the name " Spiccony " from an enlightened first classman who said that Belton looked like nothing he had ever seen or read ot. hence the name of which he had never heard before. Company Representative (2,1); Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, ). Edmund Battelle Taylor lima, ohio " Ted " " Whitey " WHERE did you hide my mail? Wh ' atfthere ' s not any? Well, the trains must be snowbound then. " Some such parallelism to the wit and humor of the famous Lord Weatherby usually accompanies Ted ' s entrance into our vista. The first time we ever saw Ted, some upperclass- man had him doing an aesthetic dance down the corridor and flinging out imaginary posies from a laundry basket. A conformer to habit to such an extent that he admits having waked up one morning on leave yell- ing, " Belton, get up, " he has constantly been gifted with the art of looking through the window both ways at the same time, and thus making those habits be in harmony with the best interests of all concerned. We had hoped for great things from our " Ted " until he became a victim of the infamous cross-word puzzle mania. " Hey, what ' s a twelve letter word meaning to have and to hold ? " Football (4,3,2, 1): Captain (1); Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1 ); lNt(3),N (2); ' Boxing (3); Basketball (4); Hop Committee (2, 1); N.A.C.A. (4,3,2,1); President ( ). 116 iwbound mmorof mpanies perdass- iiiii tlit from a that he ive yell- in gifted hi both ig those " Ted " pss-word John James Laffan irvington, new york " Duke " DI KS ' S Naval aspirations date back to his childish passion for sailing chips in a puddle; and from the day he left the native heath to cast his lot with " those who go down to the sea in ships, " he has thrown himself whole-heartedly into the task of moulding his potentialities into a peace argument for " Uncle Sam. " Youngster vear was. uneventful for our " decayed nobleman, " and though a consistent performer in the ranks of the Red Mikes, he renounced all claim to distinction in this line by occasionally stepping out and strutting his stuff with a mastery of technique that left little to be desired. Mathematics led him a merry pace Second Class year, and it was touch and go for a while for first honors. He had the situation well in hand at the end, however, thus dissipating any fear of his ever mustering with the absentees. Thus we leave him carving out his niche in the Hall of Fame, and we are with him now and always, because, in passing he has carved a bit of a niche in the heart of each of us that can be filled by no other. Raymond Richard Lyons new york city, new york " Doc " NOW, if you only would refer your petty alter- cations to me, I would settle them for you. " " Doc " started out Plebe year by championing the cause of Lyon ' s Tooth Powder (by request), and, since then his oratorical powers have developed until now he will talk on anything from the explana- tion of a bilge pump to the Einstein ' s theory. Ray is not a follower of the " Strenuous life " ; he can caulk throughout a recitation or a study hour any day, and still be in condition for another eight hours when " taps " is sounded. The only thing in the Academic curriculum that disturbs the even tenor of his ways is " Executive " ; ever since his first drill, Plebe summer, infantry has been an abomination to him. Youngster year life became just one hop after another. It was on one of his last-minute dashes back to Bancroft Hall, after escorting, that Ray discovered that he had the makings of a track man in him, and he has been pounding the cin- der path ever since. " Well, this Juice is the fruit — wake me up in time for formation. " Hop Committee (2, 1); Class Track (4, 3); Class Numerals (2); Varsity Track {2, I): Varsity Numerals (2); Black ' N (3). 117 Barton Elijah Bacon rockwood, tennessee " Bans " " Fats " " Ham ' " HPHAT ' S it. Don ' t crowd. Take your time; Bart A will shake hands with all of you before he goes. " And Bart left Rockwood for a career as a Mid- shipman. In the next scene, we see our young hero in the strife and turmoil of academic life. Being a true son of the wooden state, he had his hands full with the Ac Department. In spite of all his woodenness, he is a shining example of what application will do, for he now stands in the " savvy " half of the class. By the grace of God and a shallow swimming pool, he has passed all the requisites of being able to swim as a Naval Officer should. Having passed life- saving, too, he lives in hopes of someday resuscitating a fair damsel " in a state of suspended animation. " Fortunate in love, he is ever ready to advise those less versed in the beguiling and wheedling arts of woman. And many a broken heart has been mended by his advice to the lovelorn. Behold, a perfect specimen of the " two dollar sheik. " " Hello, what d ' you want? All right, look in the locker. ass Football (4, 3, 2, ); Class Numerals (2, 1); b-Squad (4,3,2). Brenton Holbrook Field sylvania, georgia " Dolly " " Squint " " Runt " DOLLY is a direct descendant of the old s ' tock of Georgia Globe Travelers, one of those true sons of which the Old South is so proud. He acts it, speaks it, and never ceases to praise the peaches of both varieties. In this diminutive specimen, we have a personification of how " Sylvania boys make good at the Naval Academy " — even after a Plebe summer spent in the hospital. Aside from being shy, he tries to play Good Samar- itan and friend to the underdog — witness his efforts to show a reporter from the Ledger all the sights and spirits of Philadelphia. The Age of Romanticism is still typified in Dolly because the most romantic thing in his imagination is a locomotive standing before a station pumping air! " Yes, my leave was the best ever; didn ' t go outside the house once in ten days; sat by the fire and warmed my tootsies. Gee! It was great to get up and do the chores again. " This is a detailed account of one Xmas leave, but since then he claims to have learned a lot — we doubt it. Plebe Crew (4); Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, I); Crew aNa (3); Class Wrestling. (3). B Alt! showini rack of se true acts it, iches of tc have o good summer Samar- i efforts htsand icism is jmantic tandtng do the : Xmas Stephen Alexander Hammond shrewsbury, massachusetts " Sheik " " Alex " " Bruno " BEH DiD the future authority on radio. The Sheik has a new way of apologizing for not paying attention; " pardon me, I wasn ' t tuned in to your wave length. " Second Class year, even the first class came to his room for extra instruction in Juice. Alex is Navy ' s best bet in the quarter mile, usually showing a clean pair of heels to all opponents on the cinder track. His ambition Youngster year was to be a football star, but his dreams soon faded away. For two years he upheld the rep of his savvy state — then he frapped his first bush with a 1.0 in Juice. He has never entirely recovered from that shock. Aside from the two above mentioned hobbies, there isn ' t much time left to devote to the fairer sex. Still we will venture to say that his heart ever remains faithful to a certain lass back home. " Pass the slum, please. Well, a fellow has to eat something around here. " Track Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (4); Track NA (4); Block N (J); N. A. 440 Yard Record; Member N. A. One Mile Relay Record; aNa Track (2); Captain Track ( ); Lucky Bag Photography; Second Treas.N.A.C.A. (7). Theodore Wolcott gilmore city, iowa " T " " Teddy " " Jappy " FRESH from Iowa ' s famous agricultural institu- tion came " T " — and he proceeded to make him- self a famous son of the state where the tall corn grows. Athletics — yes, he ' s taken them all in. He started out Plebe year with his haymaker right in full action, following closely with a berth on the " B " -squad and its seventh heaven of delight; the training table with its missing rates, chops, toast, and egg-nogs. Wrestling then claimed his attention for another training table season, so that by the time that he did come down to eat at a table where Plebes were Plebes, there was little time for him to be fully initiated. Speaking of education — Jappy has had his troubles, but he has just enough of the savoir faire to fool the profs from week to week. Now and then he is able to rag his weekly marks from the glass covered bushes. George Gellhorn, Jr. st. louis, missouri " Gil uspie " " Gilhicky " GEE-RUFUS; I met the most wonderful girl in the world tonight; she ' s a queen, she ' s the lily of my valley, I love her with a mad passion. " This rabid little discourse comes as regularly as the laun- dry. A fellow must be non-reg and wooden and at least unsat a few times to live up to this type of a mid. What is said of the Missouri Mule and the Ken- tucky Gentleman can also be said of Gilluspie. He must be shown, likes ' em wild, likes " it " straight, and has no desire to suppress his passion for flirting with Dame Fortune, although the Com tried to suppress it Youngster year. Gilhicky started the third period under difficulties. In addition to being in love, he was penalized for being offside (left side of pap sheet) on the cruise, and it seemed every time he gained a yard, he lost two. The classic is nearly over and George has only four yards to go before he will be back of his own goal line. Class Swimming [4, 2, 1 ); Reception Committee ( ),- Gymkhana [4, 3, 2). Thomas James McGeoy greenwood, mississippi " Rufus McGoofus " " McGovey " " Tom ' - IT was a hot and sultry day in the summe f ' 1921 (August 16th to be exact) that Rufus McGoofus McGeoy entered the ranks of the feeble minded; and it was one week later that he was on the pap for " unauthorized use of tobacco. " Thus started his notorious career, and even the watchfulness of W. O. ' s has not put the fear of demerits into our hero. Mac gets very poetic at times, writing poetry to the fair damsels of Mississippi; but the girls of Baltimore and Crabtown have received the same scratching of a feverish pen. He gets more letters, including Bailey Banks ' s, than most Mids. Tom is a disciple of Cosmo, Hearst, and Madame Radiator; Second class year he girt up his loins and sallied forth to show that a small man can produce big results on a wrestling mat — and he did! McGovey is never adverse to venturing forth on any enterprise. Don ' t ask him to talk about these affairs, for some of them may prove embarrassing, _ " Land, land, I sho ' do love that girl! " Class Wrestling (4 3); Navv (2); Black N ; Log Staff (4, 3); Academy Bantam-Weight Championship (2). 120 w Fred Chester Billing brooklyn, new york " Fred " " Freddie " " Josh " , 2£W! Hot D man. Say, did any of you fellows see that Queen I met over at the hop. Which one??? There was only one there. Say, listen; she ' s a dream. " Thus endeth Fred ' s weekly tirade. His drags have been many; his severe heart attacks few;yet there have been times when he really thought he was in love. But these affairs have weighed lightly on his heart, as it would seem, for he finds time to do better than the average in Ac and Athletic work. His hobby is lacrosse. He has been swinging his stick with the rest of the Ham-an-eggers ever since Plebe year. As a side line he wears a sword belt to the hops, bones now and then, and loves not so well as wisely. He won ' t say much about his cruises, but Scotland is a fine place to play Lacrosse, isn ' t it, Freddie? " A cheer for the Tontine Hotel! " His line is of the best, so watch out, girls. Who knows, I wonder, who it was that said, " Do you know Freddy Billing? He ' s God ' s original gift to women. " SELAH! Lacrosse (4, 3, 2, 1 ); lNAt(4)JNt(3); N (2), Captain ),■ Xmas Card, Committee [3, 2,1); Chairman ( ); Hop Committee (3, 2, 1); Gymkhana (3, 2, 1); Chairman ( ); Reception Com m ittee 3,2,1 Cheer Leader ( ). William Kirten, Jr. lake village, arkansas " Bill " DEAR Alice, since I left the country, I find I ' ve changed my mind; and now that my love is another ' s, I hope you won ' t think I ' m the least bit unkind— " strum-strum, and Bill came warbling gaily into our class. Before long, he had convinced the upper classes that it would be imprudent to change the name of Arkansas, never! The musical clubs claimed him from the very start, and as one of the Duncan sisters, he made his debut on the An- napolitan stage. Since then, no musical entertainment is complete without him. Oh, no! His time is not entirely devoted to musi- cales. Just watch him some week-end when the cars from Washington or Baltimore begin to arrive. Some sweet young thing will step daintily off " the car and exclaim, " Oh, William, " in an enraptured tone. Even Miss Springfield has charms for this Arkansas sheik, and she is one of the few whom he has dragged two or three times in succession. Bill has ceased to be looked upon as an enter- tainer, but has become an VJTta IH H institution. F ivj • r m ' " Here, Norris, catch this vl , Jf flk orange. Raymond Henry Luke new york city " Cassius " BORN to blush, but not to blush unseen, Cassius early decided that the ten or eighty-three million souls in the Bronx comprised too small an audience, so he joined the Navy to see the world — and, inci- dentally, to give the world a chance to see him. It is generally suspected that this handsome youth cherished the ambition to become the world ' s most famous athlete, but so far, the elusive " beef " has forced him to be content with mental achievements. Was it not our own Cassius who administered the final coup to " Papa? " There is not a man in his section on that memorable occasion who will ever allow time to obliterate the tender memory of his casual " Now from these few fundamental formulae " -Pu re genius Lionel Claudius Goodeau lake charles, louisiana " Papa " THE gentleman from Louisiana — have L never heard the Lake Charles press agent extol the advantages of a bayou in the soft languor of a south- ern moon? Then, in the language of a friend, Al, " you ain ' t heard nothin ' yet. " But judge not too harshly, gentle reader, for ever and anon yon manly visage has caused a flutter and a flurry among the fair. Yet he confines not his attention solely to barn- yard game, liking nothing better than to wallow around in the mud of his native heath engaged in the pleasant occupation of shooting the tail feathers out of a mallard or two. So far as the Acs went, caulking always did come easily to L. C. and, with a family of bridge-playing ancestors, he early gained renown in the sport of the tea hound — " Going down this hand, Goody. " — " Oh, not more than two or three hundred. " " Understand all you know about this stuff? " — " Neither do I — guess I ' ll turn in and call it a night! " Black N Expert Rifleman. He was never a snake within these sacred limits; it is, however, a well-known fact that the most of the past four years in his life served merely as dark intervals between those brightly glowing periods of leave to which his whole being was dedicated. of 122 never ;tol tk th- Al. not too n manly gthe to barn- wallow td in tk hers out come r-playtng irt of tk riody " - anight! ' Julian Bethune Jordan dawson, georgia " Brozvn " " Jurgen " ON (bright day in July, 1921, this modest, unas- suming lad entered our midst. Thereafter, he proceeded to calm us down. He remained little known to most of us except occupants of certain famous rooms during our Plebe year. Youngster year, they put Brown in the same room with two vicious young gamblers and as one of the members of that now-famous den of Iniquity, other- wise Ten Downing Street, he first gathered fame. He almost gathered fame throughout the regiment when " eleven out of thirteen vanished " and he was one of the two who remained; but he proved that, even though there was a crap game going on, he wasn ' t in it — he was reading the paper, and anyway, he was broke. ' Twas during Second Class cruise that he first gathered his newest nickname, Jurgen. His fighting phrase, " What have you got down there? " bids fair to become one of the famous slogans of the Navy. The name was the product of that episode. " Aw, knock it off, Ryan! " " What have you got down there? " Class Baseball (3, 2). Harry Ensor Hubbard baltimore, maryland " Moke " " Harry ' A NATIVE son!— of Maryland! Yes, it is sad, but true, that the smiling countenance above for- bode the daily sight of Baltimore ' s quaint white doorsteps just to wear the natty Navy blue and acquire a seagoing tilt to his cap in spite of the beloved executive department. When he is not urging procrastinating roommates to " get those biographies in " for the Lucky Bag, our hero spends a lot of time playing with the elusive amps and wary volts over in Mahan Hall, where the Masqueraders must have their spot lights. Fact is, he has " practically lived on the state " ever since he was a Plebe. Although he has been burdened with the responsi- bilities of the gifted, such as getting his roommate up in time for formation, Hubbard seems to take life with a cheerful happy-go-luckiness. He even tells savory jokes — much to our delight. " Well I guess bone a little ordnance, read this month ' s Cosmo and turn in. Aw h , I might as well read the story first. " James Anthony McNally boston, massachusetts " D THIS black-haired lad from Boston has one good (?) reference. See above. " Diz " has managed to provide the pets with a vast store of amusement dur- ing the last four years because of his quaint (we almost used another word there) outlook on life and the wimmin, and because of his actions corresponding to his theories. That Boston accent and that helium line have earned him a permanent place in the ranks of the snakes, yet his heart-crushing abilities have not prevented him from staying pretty savvy in between the week-ends. We believe that the boy is destined to go far, but God only knows in what direction. For the present, he ' s in sate hands in Crabtown. " I ' m not dizzy; it ' s only my sense of humor. " Fencing Squad (4, 3); Fencing Team (2, 1); Class Lacrosse (3, 2); Rifle Squad (4). Paul Appel Hartzell allentown, pennsylvania it T M UT ' ' ' Jerk 1 0X1 PAUL, alias Jerk, alias Taxi, and some ' ciif.es re- ferred to as " hard-boiled Hartzell, " is known by one and all of these appellations. Jerk, by far his most famous, was given to him for the way he jerks the chest weights around over at the gym. Always before a leave, he takes a double workout to get those brawny, cave-man arms in condition. As far as we know, he has never had occasion to use them but he just can ' t forget his training. The next handle was the result of a certain incident up in New York, or was it in Copenhagen? " Taxi, hey taxi; take me to the Moulin Rouge. You know, old man, they told me to look out for wine, women, and song, but I never could sing anyway. " " Hard-boiled Hartzell " springs from his fatherly interest in bringing Plebes up correctly. " Just a min- ute, Mister. Who said you could shove off, anyway? What the blazes is this place coming to, anyway? " — and he ' s a Red Mike, but how about the cruise, old man ? Sub-Squad (5, 2, 1); Class Baseball (4). John Weston Brennan michigan city, indiana " Billiken " HE 7i3tls from the " show-me " state, and is much " savvier " than he looks. In spite of the cherubic countenance and blushing cheeks, he carries a fund of knowledge concerning the weaker sex that makes him a veritable Romeo. His affections are never constant, but swing in an ever-ceaseless cycle. One can tell the month of year by the authors of the various missives he receives. His activities point him to be a mental, rather than a physical, athlete. During Youngster Year he was the bane of the English Profs. " Well now, Mr. Bren- nan, I can ' t rightly say. I don ' t know much about that man ' s philosophy, " was heard in the section room. He actually bones philosophy and theology in preference to the Cosmo. Look at him. Girls! He is rare. As a ship-mate he has no equal. His ever-ready smile and cheerful words will drive away any blues, and as a pal on shore, he has no peer. " Ah! SHE knows how to flatter my vanity. " " Keep quiet. I ' m working up my neck for September. " George Chaloner Hirst montclair, new jersey " George " IF you know Naval Academy athletics, or it you have been to Montclair, you know this man. Football, basketball, track, swimming, lacrosse — he does ' em all. But no swelled head here — swollen ankles, rather, for George has been almost continu- ously on the excused squad. The W. O. ' s have long ago wearied of asking the wherefore of the canes and crutches adorning his room. Recuperating at the hospital and pulling sat in Acs have replaced the coveted block N with more class and varsity num- erals than he knows what to do with. He has other accomplishments. Note that savvy look? It is the result of a knowledge of life which has baffled the girls from New York to Crabtown. A sense of humor and a remarkable motto have been an impenetrable shield, and he boasts a whole heart and no fancy at all. His worst vice is a violent attachment to a banjo, the noisiest one in the world. B -Squad Football (4, 3); Navv S ii iid (_?, I); Basketball (4, i, I); Class (3); Class Swimming ( , J. 2); Trait (3,2); Class (4); Class Baseball [4). Francis Fremont Fountain chicago, illinois " Buck " " T 7 " ALVULAR disease cardiac chromic — that was V the only thing wrong with Buck. That is a fact — the doctors said so. Everyone who knows him said it was a heart lost to one Chicago school teacher. To hear him talk you would think she had the charms of Cleopatra, the brains of Queen Elizabeth, and the personality of Catherine of Russia. In February of S econd Class year those in charge saw fit to ask for his resignation. He finally convinced them of their error and was lost to ' 25 by being sent on sick leave. He came back from leave and advised everyone to stay in the Navy. " Golf is the greatest game on earth " — so he says. Now that a golf team is being formed it looks like he will have to resign his membership to that stentorian body of sages composing the " Club. " They say he got up at 5 :00 A. M. to play the game. Do you believe ough he is ie really loves girls, his hair all, he is free, is twenty-one arried. you fellows want all as it should out to Kansas tch any high ammy " Walter " " Flossie EUROPE has its Liquor, America its Pi ' okbition, but Sammy has his WOMEN! Why he ever left Bay City to enter this Academy of two thousand odd MEN still remains a mystery. A history of his strug- gles with the all-powerful " Academics " would fill volumes; and if the boxes of time-yellowed " Billets doux " were piled upon one another, Washington ' s Monument would point to China in abject compari- son. But — give him pen and paper, then, " Shades of Longfellow! " try and find him under the pile of literary talent sacrificed at Cupid ' s shrine. After many disappointments Walter actually obtained a " Sep leave. " Upon his return, a small ring adorned his finger. When someone inquired as to why he had exchanged his ring for a West Point miniature, our Michigan blonde coyly tossed a radia- tor at the offender; this naturally caused a sore spot. Fortunately for us, Flossie does not waste his time on cave man antics for he is as good a track man as Navy has possessed for many a year. " Say, Mister, have you ever been in love? " Block N; Truck Team (4,3,2). 126 Charles DeMotte McDaniel el paso, illinois " Mac ' HAVj? you ever been standing around watching the boys shove off on leave? If so, you have noticed McDaniel. Just pick out the boy in the dog- giest cits, the hat which is a marvel for its dents and creases; real art, what I mean — cits which are the last word in length and breadth of trousers. Then that suitcase is filled with hotel stickers which all the porters stand on their heads to see. So you just couldn ' t miss Mac, even in the largest crowd. Mac comes to us from Illinois, and he fervently declares it to be God ' s country, although the roads are so bad that they have to scrape the middle of them to keep the axles from dragging! He was so blessed that he never feared the Academics; conse- quently, he takes his little workouts and helps out class track. He had the proverbial good luck when he decided to turn Snake and blind drag, so he did it again. A cog had slipped and — well, a brick is a brick. He may recover, but he ' ll never be the same! And how about Second Class Easter Leave? Class Football (4); Class Track (4, 3). David Neale Goldenson st. louis, missouri " Daisy " " Neale " " Goldie " WHOA! Stop! Look! Listen! Here is a fugitive from Missouri that requires attention. Our city slicker hails from the metropolis of the Middle West. " Hails " is not quite the right word, but he reigns over all that he surveys. With his blase and debonair countenance he demands respect. He is a judge of beautiful women and a " come seven " of good lickers. Several foreign cruises have put Goldie in a posi- tion never to have a new experience — just to repeat the old ones over again. Such is life. Just mention Army-Navy, Panama, Copenhagen, or any party and you will be snowed under by the most prolific line of chatter ever heard. Women — well, let ' s see; there were Helen, Jand, Rosemary, and Yvonne, Youngster year — Bernice, Agnes, and Elizabeth, Second Class year — and Mary and Margaret, First Class year. Soon there will be the eliminations and he will be tamed. Savviness is his only bad quality, otherwise he is a perfectly normal, non-reg radiator hound ready to drop his Cosmo and help us wooden ones pull sat. Class Basketball (3, 2); Gymkhana (2). 127 William Adolph New new york city " Billy " OH! but you must know him. He ' s that cute little boy, Billy New. Billy, like young Lochnivar, came out of the West — which may account for his cowboy build — but he now hails from our Metropolis. When the boys gather round and expound the virtues of their various Podunks, he squelches them by, " Now in ye Merry Village of New York, — . " You know the rest. Billy came to us a Red Mike, but a moonlit ride on the banks of the Potomac, under the influence of the fragrance of the cherry blossoms, has caused him to be a changed man ever since. If you don ' t believe it, ask him about his trip to Paris. He is an accomplished young man— almost speaks four languages, including Spanish—and is a con- firmed optimist, in spite of two cruises on the good ship Arkansas. " Hey! Flick your ashes on your own side of the room; what are you trying to do, set my bed on fire? " Varsity Wrestling; Class Wrestling (3); Class Gymnasium (3, 2 i. was the only suitable place for his manifold abilities. The countryside still rings with tales of his prowess as an orator, church soloist, etc. He came into our midst with his ready smile and sweet blue eyes, " the kind girls leave home for, " and proceeded to make friends with all and sundry. He has plenty of the potential athlete in him, but since Plebe year the demands of his voluminous correspondence have stood in the way of his gaining fame. True, he has played " Scratch " on the famous Whitfield and until recently he was sure of his place on the sub-squad. Though he has toyed with foot- ball, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, and even basketball, the fear of having his beauty spoiled has kept him a staunch upholder of the virtues of the Radiator Club and a brilliant student of Cosmo, Whiz-Bang, and similar publications. 128 renown it mm ikilities. prowess nile and ii. ' mo urn, kut jminous famous us place slctbill, it him J Clifford Joseph Collins akron, ohio " Red " RE i . ' » a little red-headed Irishman from Akron, Ohio. We have been told that Akron is the center of the rubber industry. Red claims it is the center of the universe. Why, he ' s in the Navy, nobody knows. He should be expounding Intergral Calculus to a freshman at his home town University instead of soiling the briny deep. Plebe year was hardly on its way when classmates and upperclassmen noticed Red for his remarkable savvyness in Math and Dago, and his deplorable woodenness in all things associated with C. Alphonse and his group of " line " artists. While classmates, blessed with the gift of gab, held forth to delighted " seniors " on the " Whichness of what, " or recited a short dialogue about " Jones, " Red came down with the haversine formula and the why ' s and wherefores of the steam engine. He is a proverbial Red Mike, and proud of it. He claims he will so remain until the end of time, but then, you know, many good intentions have gone astray. " Only a 3.96 on that exam? Wonder where I busted! " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Fencing (3, 2, I); Class Numerals (3); Rifle Team (4, 3, 2); Class Numerals (2); Star (4, 3, 2). James Marshall Robinson alexandria, virginia " Robbie ' ROBBIE was always different from most of us — . he never took anything for granted. When he read Knight ' s handsome little seventh edition, he had to take out a motor-sailer to test the theories expounded therein; he must definitely determine whether a ship could not be turned to port with the screw backing. After exhaustive experiments, all witnesses testify that Robbie took defeat like a man, saying in a firm tone, " Knight was right! " Early Plebe year, by his diligent application, natural ability, and grease with the coaches, he won his first sNs by becoming vice-president of the Naval Academy Sub-squad Association. Second Class year he became a radio fan and, neglecting his sub-squad duties, was finally disqualified, even for membership. He ' s really famous, however, for the mail. Failure of a certain letter in the first delivery meant a special delivery before the next mail was out — never failed. He writes one letter a month, and yet he is abso- lutely certain to receive a six-page, sky-blue letter at least once a day! John Stuart Blue marion, south carolina " Vic " " Stuart " " Monte " LOOK here, now, you don ' t know your stuff. " j It ' s this way, " and Stuart proceeds to expound the theory of relativity or to extoll the virtues of a well-known patent medicine, the product of none other than the Standard Oil Corporation. Stuart dotes on long words which he collects assiduously and pronounces atrociously. As yet, he has not words to sufficiently describe the last night in Gibraltar, Youngster cruise. It was stupendous, even astounding. His other little pastime is " making up " to cats. On one occasion in Trinidad, it almost led to disastrous results when he attempted to entice a Maltese kitten from its owner. Stuart is our little sunshine, the most optimistic and hard-working man in the regiment, to whom the Sunday night good word never applies. An earnest exponent of the old Navy, Stuart is sea-going through and through, and is destined to bring honor and distinction to a name already famous in Naval circles. " Here ' s to you, Stuart, and may you always set that example of happiness and optimism. Lee Truax Weston lansing, michigan Lee 14 est REGULARITY is synonymous with rLe ;, and such might he aptly be named. A regular fellow on the cruise, for at precisely seven he bums a skag, at eight, at nine, ad infinitum. Punctuality is per- sonified in Lee. What colorful tales of adventure and battle the mind so willingly depicts is the result that an inland inhabitant far remote from the turbulent waters and unleashed greyhounds, finds himself following the immortal traditions of the Service. Lee has done his bit in the several branches of endeavor. Always ready for work or frolic, he enters with that whole-heartedness which results in success. Not overburdened, however, by that perception which is the delight of the savoir, he has by dint of perseverance and ambition weathered the Academic storms. Accepting with a smile those things which would make the majority of us rhino, he has gained our esteem and respect. Those of us who know Lee intimately look forward with pleasure in the years to come when we can claim the honor of having him for a shipmate. " A beer in the hand is worth two behind the bar. " " Me too. " B-Squad (4, 3, 2). 130 stag, is per- ittle the and thi riches of ie enters success, rception ] dint of icademic woul d red out low Lee he years vine him the bat " Franklin Wilbur Slaven williamson, west virginia " Red " " Rouge " " Rojo " DAY LANK, wife, knock off the talk; I want to bone. " Although the expressions which he utters quite infrequently give the impression that he is tame, he really is not, because he is a hardened coal miner from the hills of West Virginia and, as far as we are able to remember, no member of the deadly sex has ever been able to tame or subdue him. He is not that kind. He is quite proud of the fact that he has dragged but twice in his Academic career, and we need hardly state that he is a Red Mike and proud of the fact. Sports of every description are his favorite pas- times, and boning comes as natural to his desires as swimming does to a fish! " Dadblamit!! By George!! Don ' t monkey with me! " Varsity Wrestling Squad (4) Class Wrestling Numerals ( ?). Lewis Merrill Markham, Jr. lamar, colorado " Red " " Rouge " " Tete " THE call of the sea must have been strong indeed to shake Red from his Rocky Mountain haunts and sweep him across the broad expanse of this United States. During Plebe summer, he was quite an athlete: able to feather an oar, play lacrosse, and do lots of other things. But at the beginning of Ac year he decided, or rather it was decided for him, that he should prepare himself for duty as a staff officer. It was not uncommon to hear a roar for the " Aid, " closely followed by Red at full speed with a gold cord draped over his left shoulder. It has also been rumored that he could eat great quantities of " shiv- ering Liz " when held at the poin t of a meat fork! As for spreading dope — he should have been a newspaper man! He loves to play with the Ac depart- ment, is always unsat, but no one can compare with him when it comes to sleeping over his books and then coming through at the last minute. " Hey! Pull in you neck " — that ' s Red all over. Chester Carl Smith boise, idaho " Chester " " C. C. " " Charcoal " FINDING himself in Bancroft Hall, Smitty was somewhat bewildered. Who wouldn ' t be, or wasn ' t? Dread Math kept him in that condition for a good part of Plebe year, ably aided and abetted bv misguided youths of the three upper classes But that could not last, for " C. C. " has since proved his ability to get the highest marks tor the least amount of boning. The opposite sex does not disturb Chester very much. He takes them calmly and intelligently, deal- ing impartially with them all. Once in a great while he can be lured to a hop, but it does not become a habit. He has lost a classpin, but so far as is now known, never his head. When he falls, it will be hard; but we have a hunch it will be worth the impact. M ' sieu Schmeet, Z. Z. has a mean eye for shooting and his pilgrimage to the rifle range each spring has not been in vain. One of his faults is physi- cal inertia, which defies the laws of nature, exciting much comment from his frit Francis James Thomas buffalo, new york " Urchin " " Tommy " " Jimmie " OMMY " came into the Navy with ' high ideals and has been comparatively successful in maintaining these standards. However, he will al- ways remember a few incidents in Pans, when he nearly took the mighty fall. Ask him about it some- The Urchin started off early Plebe year in his search for athletic laurels. Since then, he has tried numerous sports, being most successful as a boxer. He shows some ability also at football, baseball, and track. Girls amuse him but he takes none ot them very seriously. As a result, every day brings him a few letters from admiring girls. That line of his and that bashful boyish blush are what gets them. Early in his career, he became known as the " Urchin, " and has since clinched his claim to that name by his childish pranks which are ever a part ot his daily routine. . One of his greatest achievements is the art or bidding at bridge. He is invariably the winner be- cause he confuses his opponents so much they don t even open their mouths. Cl ass Boxing (4); Varsity Boxing (3, 2, 1); Class Football (i, 1); Class Baseball (2); Class Track (2 J). c i ■ i . Mi ' .it- Robert Emmet Cronin mattoon, illinois " Bob " CR%f IN, huh? Any relation to Joe Cronin in ' 21? Well, it ' s a darned good thing! " That ' s how Bob was greeted at the beginning of Plebe year, and the manner in which we were intro- duced to the boy who put Mattoon on the map. Many a stormy scene was avoided between then and June Week, for his answer to the never failing ques- tion was consistently negative. As far as roommates are concerned, Bob makes a Solomon look like a bachelor. His collection of the nameplates of former " wives " who bilged (resigned, got the boot, etc.) sounds like the roll call of the Lost Battalion. At the beginning of the second term Youngster year he took unto himself his fifth room- mate. Bob is a charter member of the Sub-Squad, but with the coveted Sep Leave at stake and a shallow pool in which to swim, his eleventh hour spurts have been a constant source of inspiration to other mem- bers of the Sub-Squad. If the swimming instructors had been in Halifax and seen him swim ashore from the middle of Northwest Arm towing his clothes, a Kodak, and a canoe, they would have forthwith signed him up for the swimming team. Class Lacrosse (2, 1); Lucky Bag Staff; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). Roland Wilbur Charles kansas city, missouri " Charlie " " Carlos " " Shaarls " THIS is Charlie, wood-carver de luxe, wirewalker par excellence, and woman-hater a la king. As a tight wire walker (and he can walk ' em loose just as well) he gained much prominence and many bumps Second Class year. And when it comes to wood-carving, he ' s in a class by himself. Proof of this may be obtained from the many proud possessors of his works of art. His ability to carve wood is equalled only by his utter disdain for the wiles of femininity. A staunch Red Mike, his is the enviable record of never having dragged to a hop. Carlos has more eccentricities than a centipede has legs. He never indulges in the vice of smoking. And is he reg? Well, we never knew anyone else who got " Neglect of Duty " for trying to be military. Foreign languages hold a place in his line of endeavor. He knew that he could speak Danish to perfection until he tried it in Copenhagen. The native replied that he didn ' t un- derstand English very well. William Lewis Benson kingston, new york " Admiral " " Willie " " John " SOMETIMES the tide carries a breath of salt air up the Hudson River to Kingston. It was on such a day that our own " Willie, " who was playing in his rowboat, decided that he would be a real sailor. So he gave up the captaincy of his two-oared leviathan and became a humble midshipman. Whatever setbacks he has suffered at the hands of the Executive and Academic Departments have always left him smiling. He was never " rhino. " The miniature-seeking sex has never yet attracted him. Breaking heads in such parlor activities as football, lacrosse, and wrestling has absorbed any interest he might have had in breaking female hearts. Academics were always a necessary evil but never a source of worry to John. It was very hard to show him anything that was not plain. Anyone who has argued with him, from " Koikoff " down, will agree that he is stubborn. " They must keep a lot of valuable stuff in here. " " Hey! Can you see my collar any place. " Class Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Numerals (2, 1); Class Lacrosse (3, 2, 1 ): Numerals (J, 2); Company Representative (2, 1); Crew Squad (4). NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK " Doug " ON Friday, August 13th, after having ' hf ' s path crossed by the ominous black cat, Doug decided to give luck its chance, directed his steps toward a recruiting station, and said " I will. " In spite of all omens, we are loathe to believe he acted unwisely because he actually enjoys the cruise underway, revels in sailing, and loves salt air. In addition to his Nelsonian traits, like England ' s famous sea lord, his love is divided between the sea and the fair sex. Every leave brings a new decoration for his locker door — brings a new cause for blissful, lovelorn meditations. Never fearful of the Academic departments, his regulation routine is broken by the boning of Cosmos. Should these prove too passive, Morpheus takes charge at the expense of Bullard and Bowditch. This since his fruitless attempt to cheat the exec department by converting a drill period into an enjoyable siesta! It ' s too bad that he has lately been tempted to become greasy and obtain stripes! " Mister! Do you really think I ' M from Arizona? " Class Football (4); Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1); Gymkhana Committee (2, 1). TlLLETT SHARPE DaNIEL GREAT BEND, KANSAS " Gillett " " Dan ' DSAR men, I certainly thought there would at least be butter-knives. " Such was Dan, and then he drank that shellac. Do you know the steely glint that he flashes into those great blue eyes when you have gone too far and he wants you to know it? It bespeaks total disregard for human life and a desire to run you through with a sword; but, to Dan ' s regret, he was not born when knighthood was in flower, so he has to content himself with uprooting the radiator and hurling it at your head. When Gillett sleeps (which he does with a will), he is too far under to dream, so he does his dreaming by day. At regular intervals he breaks out a stack of old letters baled in ribbon, starts soft music, and sighs, " Ah, you can never know; all is finished; I ' m going to knock ofF being a gentleman. " This indicates that he has abandoned mercy toward his victims, and intends to be a devil incarnate thenceforth — which, after all, can never be, as he is far too tender- hearted. (Forgive me, Dan!) Ernest Sidney Lewis Goodwin new orleans, louisiana " Bully Boy " DREAMS of dark-eyed senoritas and fair blue- eyed blondes of the north caused " Bully Boy " to join the navy at the tender age of sixteen. With such dreams, beans, slum, hammocks, and coal piles held no terror for him. A glance at his picture pro- claims him a snake of no mean wriggling ability. Ernest didn ' t get really going with his line and cable laying activities until Second Class June Week. Since then, he ' s been ofFin a cloud of Stacomb. Two twinkling stars have seen him through all academic difficulties. Before every dago period, the entire deck rushed in to have him translate the lesson. It became such a regular thing that we sound- ed late blast for it. The W O. sent his minions in search of a model midshipman, and, as the best example of what others lack, Ernie was dragged up, photographed, and posted in conspicuous places. To him, taking a work out is the next best thing to taking his drag canoeing. Not even locked doors keep him from taking his daily f hundred. He climbs the gym wall before dawn, and filters in through a window. _ ■ Class Gymnasium (3); Gymnasium Squad ( ?). 135 " Tony " Anthony Lawless Rorschach AT LARGE " Hadji " " Speed " " Baumbergersteinvitch " KNOCK off hazing that Plebe, will you? He ' s Tony ' s oldest son; I spoon on him. " Tony is one of the old timers about the " Naval School " on the Severn, having served his first hitch under Farra- gut in the famous battle of Scappa Flow. Tony is well known throughout the Regiment; there ' s only one of his kind in captivity- Ask any Plebe: " Who is this, Mister? " Reply: " Tony, sir. " More curious: " Tony who? " Invariably: " Just Tony, sir. " Regardless of his several misfortunes, he is gay and care-free, not giving a d which way the wind blows. Tony says it ' s the only way to look at life. So it is that he ' s always found where " things are going on, " in the midst of it all, doing his bit to make it a rousing success. Be it composing " three reasons " or a love letter for some less fortunate cuss who hasn ' t a mean line, he ' s there — and course, he has never been in trouble or in love! " Get hot, Troops, get hot! " Cheer Leader (2, 1); Asst .M onager Swimming(2) ; Manager Swimming ( ); Class Baseball (4,3,2,1); Class Basketball (4, 3, 2); Rifle Squad (4); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, 1); Reef Points; House Committee (2); Black N we wonder because. of John Gress Hughes, Jr. columbia, pennsylvania " Johnny " " Pretzel " OUR Pennsylvania Wolunteer, with pretzels and sauerkraut, came smashing through the Dago Department in the third quarter and was thrown for a loss. Hence the pyramids. We thought he was going to escape, but the keepers put him back into the padded cell to serve out his term. He has made many dives for liberty, but he invariably comes back. Ever since he was tackled behind his own line: " What ' s de lesson? Zat all? What? Huh? Fruit. " — and Johnny sets to on his daily letter, or communes with Lady Morpheus. For a ' that, he must have his beauty sleep! Personal characteristics? Why, the boy is j |st full of them, and they ' re beyond the scope of this book. He ' s the old Colonial son of William Penn, with that old-tashioned style and " the will to win, " all topped off with a Harper Method " marcell. " What more could one ask? We all prophesy that he ' ll hitch his chariot to a family fireside the same moment he grabs off his " Praise God! " Power to you! Editor says, " Don ' t make ' em greasy! " The least we can say: " We wish there were more like you, Johnny! " " Sleep; leave me have it. " Class Basketball (4, 2, 1); Class Lacrosse (4, 1); Class Swimming (4); Gymkhana (4, 3, 1); Class Soccer (3); Black N 136 Richard Allen Guthrie fort madison, iowa " Dick " OU r of Iowa came our hero; yes, and strange as it may seem, he is proud of it. " Rags " never did know just what led him to choose a sailor ' s life, but after he got settled in our good home, Bancroft Hall, he decided that there might be a worse place, and he guessed he would stay with us for a while. Our good friends of the Ac Department thought that they would have something to say about that, and they have been saying it ever since, but without avail. True, there have been times when things looked dark and gloomy, but he has always come out topside in the end, much to his own surprise. This is very confidential — he is afraid of too much publicity — these girls are an awful nuisance, and he always did find it hard to keep them away. Yes, I forgot to mention that " Rags " is quite a " snake. " " Did you go to the hop last night, Guthrie? " " Say, when I want a workout I take it over at the gym No he doesn ' t like hops — but there are other things. Class Football (4, 5, 2, I); Class Wrestling (2, I): Class Basketball (3). John Carleton House hastings-on-the-hudson, new york " . C. " THE first two years, our little " Chatear " was content to drift with the tide, adjusting himself to his new environment, and smiling on the world in general. After getting on the congenial side of the 2.5, he decided that it would be quite appropriate if he could win a few points toward the Harvard Shield. Consequently, he went out to the cinder oval, and, being of a like mind with Joie Ray, that safety lies in distance and not in speed, Jawn proceeded to establish an enviable reputation as a miler. Being naturally very timid and bashful, Tec succeeded in keeping clear of all those obstacles that impede man ' s progress toward Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness, until Youngster Christmas leave when Cupid scored a direct hit. Ever since that memorable return to captivity, he has wielded one of the most lucid pens in the Academy. Tec is one of theMiving examples of the all-round year application of that famous little passage, " In the spring a young man ' s fancy, etc. " But he is the old reliable of the second deck and whenever you ( - - want to borrow anything or have a favor done, just go to him, and you ' ll get it. Crew (4); Class Track (3, 2); Numerals (3, 2). 137 Paul Moore Clyde spartanburg, south carolina " Pete " SAY, big boy, I want to ask you a few questions about the football team they have here. I won ' t be able to when I get on one of these little suits like they wear around here. " All this to one of our shiny young ensigns before he had changed his " cits " for a suit of those styleplus white works, that we remember so well, and he got away with it then, just as he has all the time since then — he even makes ' em like it most of the time. The greatest thorn in his side was " Dago, " while he was exposed to it, but if one or two representatives from that department could have heard him in Paris on First Class cruise, they would have changed his batting average to a 40. " Moi? Ah, Mademoiselle, je suis un Parisien, oui! " " Say, Marrin, no fooling, does this hat really look all right on me? " Football (4, 3, 2, 1); N (3, 2); Crew {4,3); ' 25 Crossed Oar: Class Boxing (4); Gymkhana (4, 1). Marvin Justice West spartanburg, south carolina " A . . " " Marvin " " Cops " NO, Suh! You ' re our pet upper clasSintfn. We ain ' t gonna bother you " — and from that first day, four years ago, Marvin has been the same smil- ing, ratey, don ' t-give-a-( (), but we should say " Admiral " for he has been in charge of the P. M. Navy ever since. By Youngster year, he was captain of the Amalgamated Shooters of America, and has held down the job without a close second ever since. Well, at that, he surprised us and gave the Radiator Warmers a rest his First Class year by going out for company football. About that time, as usual, he went playing wtih the birdies and adorned the tree in a couple of subjects so he had to rejoin the old club where he had been missed by all. Ye Gawds! Was he ever sat for a term in every- thing? It wasn ' t his fault. His slip-stick persisted in getting jammed in the pinches. ( " Well, Marvin, so this is Paris— let ' s go— Green N (3, 2, 1); . Gxmkhana {4, 1 ). ' 1 ' A mi J in first It -mil- ild sav III captain ind lias i since, adiator out for ' it in a !d club i every- iisted in A F Fremont Bruce Wright everett, washington " Squads " " Luke ' ' FT£j spending several years lighting the gas lamps of the Potrero, Young Lochinvar came out of the Far West with the humble ambition to become Secretary of the Navy. Now he stands one (1) in amount available, and is not far behind in Academics. An extensive study of maritime law has made him singularly proficient in writing statements containing three substantial reasons! Although he has acquired fame, he has not for- gotten the home podunk. Who can mention New York in his presence without being astounded by accounts of the skyscrapers of Everett ? In spite of the fact that " One Gun " never took the Roth Memory Course, he can give extemporan- eously the initials, laundry number, amount avail- able, etc., correct to seven decimals, of any man in the Regiment. See section one for verification. After graduation, he may be found for the first few years selling Orchard Lands to innocent Naval officers. After that, his address will be Sec. Nav., Wash., D. C. ! His favorite beverage is weak tea — Quod erat demonstrandum. Class Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Star (4,3,2,1): Austin Wadsworth Wheelock leicester, new york " Eva " " Animal " " Brute " WHAT ' S the dope? Where ' s the fire? Oh, those fellows are just keeping out of Eva ' s way. He is just back from leave and is trying to unburden himself. Someone just has to listen while he tells about those wild times on the " best leave ever. " It ' s funny thing, but nothing ever happens to him when you are with him; it is always some other time. Outside of a mania for reciting poetry, a distinct but impartial fondness for the most beautiful of Na- ture ' s creations, and a habit of christening the cups Mr. Mang showed him how to win, his most prom- inent characteristic is an insatiable thirst for any and all types of literature, as witness the following con- versation at the rifle-range: " You, over there, off that bench; what ' s that you ' re reading? Let Me see it. " Reads title, " The Sultan ' s Pearls " by Nicholas Carter. Worthy of honorable mention are his masterpieces of narration which won him renown Plebe year and are revived at the slightest hint. Class Gymnasium (4); Gymnasium Team (3, 2, 1); Captain ( ); Intercollegiate Championship Horizontal Bar (2); Rifle Team (4); gNt Block N; Naval Academy Champion- ship Gymnastics (2). William Gordon Beecher, Jr. catonsville, maryland " Slim " " Beech " WHO is that tall, good-looking chap in the front rank? " Why, don ' t you know who he is? That is Slim Beecher. " Slim has been with us since the first day of Plebe summer. He first made himself famous one afternoon when, as M.C., he was ragged for playing a banjo solo to an admiring throng grouped about his desk. Although he thought his Naval career was ruined when his name appeared in the morning orders, he soon recovered and has been playing to admiring audiences ever since. He has become one of the mainstays of the Battalion, Class, and Musical Clubs ' Shows, and anyone who has not hea rd " Beecher and his Gang " has certainly missed a treat. In common with many of the rest of us, he suffers, now and then, some slight inconvenience as the result of a brush with one or another of the Ac departments. Because Slim ' s mail is divided between two post- marks, there has been some discussion as to the exact whereabouts of his resi- dence ! Musical Clubs (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Track (2); Class Lacrosse (4, 3); Gymkhana (4, 2, 1). John Hook Griffin annapolis, maryland " Jack " ANNAPOLIS may have its drawbacks, Wr when Ix you glance at this handsome lad above you will have to admit that it also has its attractions. Jack has been a typical Midshipman since the day he entered the Academy — not too savvy; not too reg; and not too greasy. He had the advantage over the rest of us of knowing all the W.O. ' s by their first names. " Sure, I remember when he was a Plebe. " To all appearances, girls are the least of his wor- ries, and his locker door has never been overburdened with pictures — you never can tell. Just take another glance at him — it ' s only a question of time. He has tried every form of athletics and every branch of athletics has tried him. Baseball managed to send him to the hospital for three weeks Second Class year. He never misses a chance to exercise, no matter where he is, and has even turned out after taps to knock off thirty or forty stoop-falls. " Slim — whatsa lesson? " D 00] turn. In Baseball Squad (4, 2, aNa (2); Class Baseball (3); Wrestling Squad (2); Class Football (2). 1); 140 Carlton Herbert Moore yarmont, maine " Dinty " " Mooreski " DO T let him frighten you, girls; he is perfectly harmless. Moreover, he is quite the Snake, and he will talk an arm off you if given half a chance. Youngster Year Dinty dragged to every hop; since then he has become rather lazy. It took him a long time to live down that " Oh, Dinty, keep me warm. " Upon discarding the bonds of Plebe Year, he picked up bridge and has yet to learn to be cautious on a fourth hand bid. Mooreski ' s most famous pas- time, however, is his impromptu wrestling bouts with Kewpie. It is an even bet that if they run across each other ten years from now, they will jump into the referee ' s hold " tout de suite. " In the Academics, he has always been on the ragged edge — between starring and otherwise. Plebe Year he missed it by a cat ' s hair, and Youngster Year he got there only after convincing " Bill " that a mistake had been made in averaging his grease mark. Good-natured and willing to work, Dinty has our wishes for luck in future undertakings. Star (3, 2); Class Wrestling (3, 2). Delbert Amos Ross WEST HOBOKEN, NEW JERSEY Rosie Savvie STRANGE to relate, the seventeen misspent years during which Rosie loitered among the mosquito swamps of New Jersey failed to dispel his cheerful smile or remove the permanent blush which gives him his sobriquet. With these more or less prepossess- ing attributes, he wandered down to Crabtown and, since his arrival at the Asylum, has been nonchalantly showing the Academic Departments the folly of endeavoring to penetrate an impregnable defense. A confirmed radiator hound, his most natural pose is with a pipe in his teeth, a handful of pasteboards, and a Cosmo standing by. He thinks that they grow flowers in the Gymnasium! Although a mean navigator, Rosie has ventured but little among the dangers of feminine companion- ship. His fidelity to auburn hair has been for him a shield and a defense. Whatever his faults, he contributes to the world an immortal phrase, rank- ing with those of Farragut and Dewey — hands it down s it were, in Charles Hobart Burhans owosso, michigan " Bim " " Chuck " " Barroom " CHUCK ' S boyhood ambitions were realized when he entered Uncle Sam ' s school of embryo naval officers. Four years here have changed him from a quiet, passive, unsuspecting soul to a Salty Son ot Neptune, more wise to the ways of the world — and women. He is a philosopher, always theorizing, doping things out for himself, and reasoning deeply. He has admitted, however, that there always were a few points about Calculus which were hard for him to understand thoroughly. Bim likes nothing better than an argument. When you start one with him you have your hands full. He has been known to change sides completely during a hot discussion. With the ladies he is a huge success. His line of uncanny humor which he thinks up during the week serves him well at the hops. He aims to please the women. Did you ever wait for him to get ready to go somewhere? If not, you could never realize the ex- tent of his primping. Every curly lock must be exactly in place. " The bost! Dago again tomorrow? " Kenneth Charles Hurd owosso, michigan " K. C " BACK in Owosso, the rocking chaif ' f-rigade assigned this boy to the gallows, but paps seem to be better bulldozers than principals and we find K. C. perfectly docile in his role of pampered pet. This man ' s idea of a sea-going cruise is one of the go-seeing sort, for he makes much of liberties and leaves, as shown by the letter writing epochs after each return. His spare time (very spare, it is) is idled away in fruitless arguments on pointless issues. Hop nights discover the boy in the lure of the all too bright lights and precarious shoulder straps. K. C. drags occasionally, and the new swimming pool frequently reminds him of his latest drag. The inevitabilities of exposure to " Sweetness and Light " cropped out in K. C. one sunny Sunday at a class baseball game. He sat complacently on the bench while the eight other players took their places in the field. He might still be there if someone had not opportunely popped to right field, his abandoned station! Staring at an empty table, with a look not so much surprised as astonished — " Big mail, eh!! Class Baseball (4, 3, 2,1); Gymkhana (4); Class Football ( ). 142 William Schuetze Veeder greenwich, virginia " Bill " THJ IE are some whose just delight it is to have their names in alluring colors on every white- washed fence; there are others who like to sit quietly and attentively on these fences and watch the world go by. Bill belongs to the latter class. In a crowd, he lets others do the gassing (and the work). He is a true son of the Pan Lo country. His trip to Brussels, his many friends (female) in Antwerp, and his record-making stay in Paris proved this. Also, he is a Mexican athlete of no mean ability when he does get started. His military appearance and stride are the prides (?) of the Exec Department. His one ambition is to be able to say to some Plebe (or any midshipman, after he is an officer), " Mister, did you have a brother in ' 25? " Yes, it is a handicap to be a Navy Junior two ways. " It ' s all in fun. " " All I can say is, Pan Lo! " James Braxton Cash bristol, virginia " Jimmie " HAILING from a state and town so famous, and in addition a list of honors as these, is enough for any man without enumerating the many other attractions with which this youth is burdened. But all these must be left behind while we touch on a more personal side of our victim. Jimmy first impressed us as a quiet, conscientious man of the world, and though he ' s lived up admirably to the latter, the former holds true no longer due to his various per- formances in the limelight throughout each leave and Army-Navy game. In athletics, though he hasn ' t exactly shone, Jimmy has come through with that old drive and gained a name for himself as a worker. Hops and boarding schools have done a great deal to add to the worries of his every day labors. As to cruises, the less said the better. Silence is golden, and the peace must be preserved. If he isn ' t gathering mail, or is in the phone booth, he ' s thinking up brain throbs to broad- cast. " Well, I didn ' t intend to entertain- Karl Herman Nonweiler evansville, indiana " A " . . " " Nonny " " Skipper " BEHOLD the gentleman from the woozy wilds of Indiana— small, but mighty, with that ever favorite expression, " It ' s quality not quantity that counts. " Between the Academics and his fair drags, he has been kept quite busy during his stay at the Academy. He dragged blind once, but never again— there ' s a reason. Work and he have ever been strang- ers but, while successful in fooling profs, he has been but a babe in the hands of W. O. ' s and the Juice Department. Nonny is an inveterate spreader of Ye Olde Navy Dope. " " Say, have vou heard the latest? No? Well, this is straight stuff. " And talk of mail! Ye Gods! It ' s a pretty safe bet that his stationery bill stacks up alongside the Naval Appropriation Measure. We judge his line must be flowery if the number of letters he receives is a fair indication. It was rumored Second Class year that he was engaged to two girls at the same time — and still he says he is a bachelor. " Nav. this period, Fruit! Wake me up five minutes before class, will yuh? " Gymkhana (4, 3). John Graham Johns dover, delaware " Graham " " Johnnie " " Gee Jay " DELAWARE is proud of her son, an sfcare we. Graham has been leading the Academics a merry chase since early in October, 1921, winning by a small margin. Of course we realize that Graham never had brain fever from overstudy; he never worried enough. Graham became a confirmed Red Mike Youngster year — " No, Ladies, you cannot vamp him. " It can ' t be done. We will say, however, that he fell for the fair Goddess Morpheus early in Youngster year, and he has never been able to rid himself of her wiles since. Graham used to make September leave and Christ- mas leave regularly — to break the monotony of this life — so he told the Commandant on one notable occasion. One of Graham ' s biggest ambitions is to grow a long and heavy beard and then — but the pap for not properly shaved! Three meals a day and eight hours sleep a night make a man healthy and sprite — ask Graham, he knows. " Say, Skipper, is the Juice hard for tomorrow? " " Guess I ' ll turn in! " Gymkhana (4); Sub-Squad {4, 3, 2). H i 144 Henry Crommelin montgomery, alabama henry HE IW, the boy with the winning smile and soft, drawling voice came to us from Alabama. Three years here have not changed him, and he is the same big, bouncing boy that he was when he arrived. A glance at that innocent, quiet face would cause one to think that he were a quiet boy; such is not the case, however, as is evidenced by the cruises and by the fact that he is one of Spike Webb ' s most blood-thirsty proteges. Henry has been faithful to the Alabama girl, that is, collectively speaking, and his heart has never wandered far from the home state. He attends the hops consistently and has never been known to drag a brick — not often, anyway. Always savvy, he seems to know everything beforehand and the acquisition of the elusive 3.4 has come without the usual brain-wrecking study. " Say, Henry, how ' s to knock off drawing and give the rest of us a chance? " " That ' s fine! " Class Boxing (4); Navy Boxing (J, 2); Class Football {4, 3, 2, 1). Alexander Clark Thorington montgomery, alabama " Thorie " " Alex " NO, ladies, it is not a marcelle! It has been there for 20 years and will be there for a few more. Here is a true connoisseur in several lines — not Navy ones, however. He knows exactly how that non-reg hair cut should look. He really has had a few reg ones, believe it or not, since he first entered our college on the Severn. On one occasion, it was upon the advice of one of our esteemed W. O. ' s, and just before an Army-Navy game, that this event took place. As a direct result, one fair damsel of whom we know al- most shed bitter tears. As an athlete, Alexander sticks pretty close to the radiator when it ' s needed, but in the balmy spring- time he has been known to break loose and take a few laps around the track with varied success. " Draggin ' this week-end, Thorie? " " Naw. " " Why? " " Aw, don ' t want to. " From which we immed- iately surmise that a close race has been run and Thorie has come in a little behind. Class Track (4, J, 2, 1); Class Soccer (1). Roger Brown Nickerson bangor, maine " Nick " " Baldy " THIS mighty maniac descended from the northern wilds with a strange assortment of broad " A ' s " and a stock of wierd tales of the beauty of the coun- try and the fair sex that one would encounter in a trip to the world-famous Bangor. Being one of God ' s favored creatures, he is not a glutton for boning, and at the same time, keeps a pretty good pace in academics. His leisure hours are spent in reading both light and heavy literature, which he put to use as co-author of a well-known (?) story. _ Originality? Nick is so original that he attempts to institute new customs to take the place of the time-honored ones of the old Navy, such as: arising at taps, and turning back one ' s bed; wearing eye shades to formation instead of the customary head- gear, and various others. He even attempted to drive his dog team back from Christmas leave, with the sad result that he was over leave. " And you know, boys, it was some Pa— a— rty! ' Cheer Leader (1); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, 1 ); Company Representative (4, 3, 2, 1); Plebe Crew Squad (4). Eugene Edward Paro paducah, kentucky " Gene " " Handsome Gene " " Hillbilly " HEY, Nick, how ' s to open the v rr ws " ?? This is what comes from beneath a pile of blankets, raincoats, and overcoats on many a wintry night, as this hardv mountaineer is drifting off to slumberland at 8:00 P. M. This youth has many accomplishments such as wiggling his ears, squirting water through his front teeth, cracking his knuckles, etc., but having no organized teams for those sports here at the Academy he didn ' t make any of them. He broke many records during his stay, however. His long suffering wife finally sold the victrola. He has neither distinguished himself nor disgraced himself as regards the fair sex. His favorite argument is that it is easy and lots of fun to fall in love, but very hard and not so much fun to try to get out of it. Right you are, Gene; but " experience keeps a dear school, and fools (and midshipmen) will learn in no other. " " Gangway, men, we can ' t all be saved. " Class Football (4,3); Class Lacrosse (4, 2, 1); Numerals (2). •low " !. ' a pile of a wintry us on to such is his front ! no Academy v records ring wife disgraced argument oat of it ps i deat am in no John Mendelssohn Miller bay city, michigan " Gentleman John " " Asiatic " JOHI% il a very serious-minded young man. He loves to argue, and it makes no difference to him what the subject is or what his convictions are con- cerning the matter. He will always take the opposite side and will never admit defeat. John has a great aversion to work, especially to physical labor. On the cruise, he uses more energy keeping away from work than he would by working. The only exercise he ever takes is swimming, and this very rarely. He thinks that exercise isn ' t good for his own delicate health. He is a charter member of the " RED MIKES " club and has never been known to drag one of the deadly sex or have anything to do with them all ot the time he has been with us. His greatest hobby, excepting an argument, is to play bridge, a game at which he is very adept. Almost any night after drill, you can hear him calling down the corridor, " Who wants to play bridge? " Edward Keith Walker portland, maine " Spuds " " Eddie " THE lumber camps of Maine lost a good man when Eddie picked the Navy for his career. As a Plebe, Eddie was persuaded by several members of the reigning class that he was athletic timber. So the latter part of Plebe year saw him on the Plebe crew squad. Since then, his efforts have been con- fined to social activities. Youngster year, he shed his skin and crawled forth, a gay young snake. While he drags heavily, his bat- ting average surpasses that of Babe Ruth. Spud ' s pet aversion is work. He barely survived his first cruise. He uses Bancroft Hall as a rest camp between leaves. Fortunately, it requires but little training on his part to pin the Ac department to the mat. Every evening one may find him dashing off a long epistle to his latest conquest, or poring over the Cosmo. Eddie has bagged quite a few honors during his sojourn at Crabtown-on- the-Bay. He had no diffi- culty making the second Deck Bridge Team and is a charter member of the Mex- ican Association. Crew Squad (4); Class Crew; Numerals (7). 147 William Henry Shahan cincinnati, ohio " Bill " " Chink " A CURIOUS member of the fair sex once asked Bill if he were Chinese, and since then we have known him as " Chink. " Our handsome young hero (he admits it) hails from the wilds of Cincy and his natural talents showed themselves after his admittance to our sem- inary. Yes, he ' s a sheik, the snakiest kind of a sheik— them there Oriental eyes — them long glistening hair — wow! How the femmes fall for him! At the hop: " Oh, so you are Chink Shahan. I ' ve heard a lot about you. " They fall and he lets ' em he. Since Second Class year, Chink has been at odds with the Acs. He had an operation, gears loose or something, and since then his head has been in the clouds. We feel for him but we can ' t reach him. We have not the soaring ability. " Say, chief, I gotta go out and see Sheba today; she just must see her sheik! " Sub-Squad (4): Black N (4). Millard Rosenberg hayward, california " Rosie " A PUNGENT aroma permeates the aVhf jsphere, a strong suffocating odor, an odor which brings to mind the rich scents of the Orient and foreign climes, or Gibraltar bazaars. " Hey, Chink! Where are my non-reg shoes? How ' s to lend me those non-reg socks of yours— boy, I ' m sure dragging a hot one this week. " Rosie is at it again, yet, and forevermore. Coming from the land of heroes and handsome men, California, this example of what the hot sun- shine will do has tried in his four years at the N. A. to beat the movie sheiks at their own game. Yes, it ' s hard on the girls, we admit. From Scotland ' s craggy shores to the barren land of Tangier a trail of broken hearts lies to his credit, victims of his wavy locks, romantic eyes, and oh, well. " Yeh, she fell for me cold as . " Another day, another drag, etc., ad infinitum. Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1); Mandolin Club (4, 3, 2); Leader Orchestra ( ); Sub-Squad (4, 3). 148 John Bayard Poore riegelsville, pennsylvania " Jack " " Sock " TH?6 }ittle town on the banks of the Delaware is justly proud of its first and only midshipman. Jack had no reputation to live up to, as none had gone before, but he has established one that even the best of those who follow will find difficulty in sur- passing. Having all the ear-marks of a snake — including the one given him by the minister ' s daugh- ter — he wastes but little of his time with the " femmes. " There seems to be one little girl some place who has his undivided attention. In spite of possessing much promising but latent athletic ability, he would sooner spend his after- noons with the " sax " in the bandroom — a self-made but far from completed musician is he. Hindered but helped by the Sunday evening long-distance tele- phone calls and the daily special-deliveries, he has managed the " Academics " with but little worry. Although there are many " Jacks, " it would be diffi- cult to find another Jack like our own little " Sock. " Jazz Band; Class Lacrosse (3, 2); Class Soccer (2); Class Swimming {2); Gymkhana (2, 3); Class Football {2, 1); Varsity Lacrosse ( ); Expert Rifleman. Arthur Boughton Thompson baltimore, maryland " Art " " Teets " " Abie " TEETS realized his first big ambition back in ' 20 when he signed his name on the dotted line, coughed, and became one of our number. Fate did not deal kindly with Teets, and he was forced to forsake his naval career for a few months, during which time he girded his loins to do battle with the Dago Department. After a hard struggle, which endured for four endless years, we find him with us yet, " bloody but unbowed " — which all goes to prove that a man may be down, but he ' s never out. " Don ' t sit on the bed; here ' s a chair!!! " Teets has never, to our knowledge, uttered these words, but we well know that similar thoughts have entered his mind. The lad is neat to distraction, and if he were not to do passing well in an exam, we would lay the blame to the fact that his bed was mussed. With him, the attraction of the sea surpasses that of the opposite sex; in fact, sometimes he is home only to flying fish! He is everybody ' s friend, not greasy, and a good athlete. Class Football (4, 3,2, 1) ; Class Track (4); Varsity Track (3); Wrestling (2, 1); Class Gym (4, 3, 2) ; Class Lacrosse (4, I). 149 Clanton Earl Austin danbury, connecticut " Shorty " THIS is our lad from Danbury. What? Where ' s that? Why, that ' s the city where all the hats are made. His favorite pastimes are walking extra duty and cat-boating to Baltimore on Easter leave. Just ask him about it. He never worries much; in fact the nearest he ever came to a real frown was when Juice held him here for five days one Sep leave. He does like his leave! Don ' t be mislead, for it isn ' t because he works so hard during the year and needs the rest of leave. Scene — Bancroft Hall, any evening study hour; the above industrious character stretched out on his bed deeply engrossed in some heavy literature. The following dialogue ensues: " Big Dago lesson tomor- row morning and you ' re on the tree, you know. " ' Oh, that ' s all right! Haven ' t you learned yet not to John Fitz-Hugh French berkeley, california " Hugh " " Fiiz " " Jeff " CALIFORNIA, here I come. " Eight eft-boys, full- guard, four ruffles. On the double, you Plebes. Open some windows wide; this Palmolive advertisement of the sun-kissed state craves the great open spaces. Hugh thought California was the only place in the universe (and still does in spite of all our efforts). " Wait a second until I show you these pictures of the highest mountain, the spot that receives the most sunshine, and the most beautiful vision in the U. S. " " We don ' t have weather like this in good ole California. Did you ever see anything like this! It clears up for drill every day. " In the face of all these handicaps, he has survived the effects of the climate of Maryland sufficiently to be able to take interest in crew, football, boxing, and track. Class Football (4,2,1); Class Track (2). A AD | mot- - ICON) tarn the dec of read you w wrriei bother me with such trifles? The zenith of his ambi- tion is to be a second JOHN McCormack. " Hey! Where ' s my mail? Knock off holding out on me, will you ? AAAA AAhhhh-I thought so. " Choir (4, 3); Class Track (4, 3): Class Wrestling (2). J.5- -Fruit! ' molive , ' « the in the of the le most odole this ' It urvived end? to ;, and William Baker Howard ashville, north carolina " Dimples " AN ?»nJuspecting and unsophisticated lad in his l first pair of long " trou, " Dimples left the famous Ashville to become one of the pampered pets, full of ambition and with blond, curly hair and a skin you love to touch. He still has the curly hair and rosy cheeks, but the Navy has done marvels with the aid of a few cruises. All great men have their little eccentricities and hobbi es, and this woman killer has both. Peculiar motions and a mean pedal extremity have made him a conspicuous man in the Academy. He has a particu- lar mania for collecting all species of magazines on the deck, and the top of his locker is a fruitful source of reading material. Lately, Dimples has been trying to decide whether or not he should go into the Supply Corps. If you ever sat at his table in the mess hall you would realize why this question has him so worried. How he does it and still keeps that " thirty " waist is a mystery to us. Class Soccer (4); Class Gym (3); Class Numerals (3); Gym Team (2, 1). Thomas Markham Brown cleveland, ohio " Tom " " Jigs " " Brownie " STRAIGHT from the intricate mazes of the ' fifth largest city in these United States came our modest hero, with an insuppressible desire to feel the salt spray in his face; and so we have our " Jigs " of the Navy. The Academics have fought a losing battle with " Tom " for he has the unusual faculty of drawing review slips. He had to throw down his Cosmo now and then to cast a glance at the Juice lesson or he might be one of the unfortunate few who have left this happy heaven. The expensive sex has never given him any trouble because he has not bought any new automobiles for Caldwells. Some fair damsel will tie him up eventual- ly. They all do! " Brownie " is a good sport and true friend, and you could ask for no better fellow with whom to make a liberty. " What! No Mail! " Class Soccer (4, 3, 2,1); Class Boxing (3, 2,1). 151 George Lawrence Purmort van wert, ohio " Poss " " Possum " THROUGH the stormy skies of Plebe year, " Poss " burst upon us as a leader in an amphibious battle which involved the whole fourth deck. Hailing from the Halls of old Miami, he brought with him some secret sign which opened the doors and hearts of the Ac Department. Moreover, his presence disclosed the existence of the only real, live, feed-heater in the Navy. One can never tell when it is due to pop off, or who is to be drawn into the melee. Lately, he has turned this effort in other fields, and gained quite a rep at " The Rendez-vous. " Ask the fellows why their drags disappeared. Alas, though, his deep faith in the fair sex has been shattered because of an unrewarded wait of three hours at Number Three Gate. This has given him a slightly cynical outlook which only time can erase. George Richardson Phelan memphis, tennessee Jl-i I " TI-YI " entered our midst Plebe summfer ' -with a J " Squads round and round, " and has since flopped and gyrated through the four years. He came fresh from V. M. I., so you see he ' s a real " sojer. " Doper par excellence, " Ji-Yi " has successfully strained the better natures of the profs since Plebe year. Next to a good old depth charge, rest is best, believes " Ji-Yi. " He likes to practice this philosophy, but when he ' s not resting, stand by for anything. When the mail from France comes in, " Ji-Yi " is sure to lead the deck in letters. As a filluel, he ' s quite au {ait, but the French profs had to convince the Com of his innocence. At spell-binding, George is a past master. He ' ll talk about anything from love to gyroscopes — but please don ' t get him started. This is a warning; we ' re the man that owns one. " Mr. Phelan, you ' re way late on extended hop liberty. " " C J 1 Annapol him the upper-cl. " Bull. " lacrosse. In the la 152 I hop Knowlton Williams annapolis, maryland " A " " Knoioltie " " Bull " SOi3f " Mi 0 ' l3f ' ) off, mister. " dshipman Williams, K., Fourth Class, Annapolis, Maryland, sir. " Thus, with an appropriate " Oh, my God! " - Another crab was received into the midst of the upperclassmen, the latest offspring of Crabtown to try to make the world a better place in which to live. Possessed of a wonderful ability to say little in a great many words, Knowlton, early in Plebe sum- mer, cast his lot with the Federation of Mexican Athletes. Whether by virtue of his being a star member of that clique, or simply due to natural endowments, the advent of academic year soon found him the center of many circles of amusement-seeking upper-classmen who affectionately rechristened him " Bull. " His favorite sport, in fact, his only one, is class lacrosse. To date, his list of indoor sports includes two — reading and eating. In the former, his favorite events are long-distance runs in Whiz Bang, Breezy Stories, La Vie, and the other famous modern works. In the latter, all we dare say is that he is a champion. Class Lacrosse {4, 5, 2, 1); Numerals (3, 2, 1); Company Representative (3). James McDonald Smith pittsburgh, pennsylvania " Lilliat ' Do, ' Smitty ' BUT, sir, I just live on the stage " ; thus was he dubbed " Lillian. " Don ' s histrionic talent crops out frequently, particularly his fondness for mas- querading, his love of costumes, Hundredth Night, and the Burial of Math. His real talent, however, lies in his ability to smash — scenery and hearts. Good- natured, debonair, matter-of-fact, it cannot be said of him that he wastes much love on the fair sex, but, like Tanglefoot, he attracts and holds them. His frankness is always apparent, as is also his love for an argument; he speaks whatever is in his mind, with no lack of force. ' He has one fault — no matter how well he may deport himself, he is always in bad form; it has often been suggested to Smitty that his proper place is in the cavalry or horse marines for he is tailor-made to fit a horse. He is a Navy man, though, and true blue. " The Navy can ' t get rid of me now; if they kick me out, I ' ll sue ' em for breach of promise. " Masqueraders; Musical Clubs; Navy Relief Shows; Class Boxing; Gymkhana (4, 2, 1). John Cowling Hammock dermott, arkansas " Joh?i " " Ham " HOW many days, mister? " . Ham just lives for leave, when he can sally forth and strut his stuff. As an exponent of ye goode olde Navy Line he leaves a long string of victories behind him. His correspondence increases directly as the square of the number of ports he hits. Although he dislikes track and athletics in general, claiming that it interferes with his smoking, he still retains the proud distinction of never yet having been beaten by late blast. In his tussle with that great power, the All- academic department, while never really getting a " first hold-down, " he has managed to come through " top side " in spite of many close calls. Ham is a happy-go-lucky sort of fellow, with a smile on his face, ready to help a friend in need; and when there is a good time to be had he is always raring to go. What! You haven ' t heard of his prowess as an orator? He first came into promi- nence plebe year — " Change the name of Arkansas? H — 11. Harry Bailey Heneberger winchester, massachusetts " Henny " " Harry " AV this period? Fruit! Guess I ' lr-riad the in spite of it all, he stays sat! The accuracy with which Henny ' s calculations of the way to get a maximum mark on minimum effort are worked is almost uncanny, for they haven ' t failed him yet. His favorite indoor sport is " knocking off smok- ing, " and this he does consistently two or three times a week, but, so far, Lady Nicotine is several points ahead. Harry ' s claims of being a " Michel Rouge " are just a little too emphatic to be really taken seriously, and, besides, those little scented envelopes, which roll in continually, can ' t be mistaken for bills or business letters. His athletic tendencies are directed toward la- crosse. For most of the year he is a confirmed bridge fiend, but spring always finds him armed with a lacrosse stick, ready and willing to swap blows with anybody. Class Basketball (4, 3); Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2); no! Sub-Squad (4, 3). ■» ■ {■ ' W salty 111 pets, tl replaan tion of " Ban and tit ' profs tl notthui Plebc to the p " H c ; Ashby Jenkins Badger salt lake city, utah " Pa " " Baney " " Ab " WrKHs this lad with the " Oh Min " makeup? Folks, meet " Baney, " who hails from the Mormon country. When he bade the shores of the saltv lake adieu and cast his lot with the pampered pets, this Rocky Mountain Sheik wasn ' t long in replacing the friends he left behind. His only weak- ness is his desire to sing, and almost every afternoon the deck organizes to put a stop to his operatic rendi- tion of " Marcheta " with a shower splashing the obligato. " Baney " never craved to wear the breadcrumbs, and he ' s had a hard battle at times to convince the profs that he ' s a badger and not a squirrel. At that he ' s been on his share of trees, but he tucked his troubles away the day the gang buried Math. When not thus engaged, he may be found where the Radiator Club is holding its Bullfest. Plebe year he read " The Constant Lover, " and believed it; ever since, his attention has been devoted to the picture of the O. A. O. Even without the com- pany of the gentler sex, " Baney " gets more kick out of life than six normal men. " Hey, Hap, is that reveille or late blast? " Class Baseball (4, J, 2); Class Basketball (4, 3); Basketball Squad (2, 1). Harry Nelson Lyon ogden, utah " Cowboy " " Hap " " Brute " THE Beehive state held our " Hap " until he rejected the idea of being a free man and entered this vale of tears. This place hasn ' t changed him much, and a host of friends vow that he ' s a good fellow except when he plays his violin and that stack of operatic Red Seal records. " Now according to the Infantry Drill Regula- tions " Hap swears by that book, for he must have memorized it when he was a cadet major at his high school. He ' s told us a lot about it, but has been rather reticent in explaining that Christmas Leave in Akron. We understand, however, that he spooned on the entire police force because they wore blue uniforms. Plebe year Spike Webb introduced him to a pair of boxing gloves and he liked them so well that he wouldn ' t have taken them off for meals if it hadn ' t been for the Book of Etiquette. " Now in this corner, for Navy . " Boxing Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); N (3,2,1); Intercollegiate Middleweight Boxing Champion. Class Ring Committee. Class Supper Committee; Class Football (4, 3); Director Y. M . C. A. Log Staff. 155 Francis Bayard McCall rigby, idaho " Scotchy " " Mac " " The Vandal " THIS specimen was first discovered Plebe summer on the second deck, second wing, furnishing the spirit for a real old square dance. No one can ques- tion his rating as a fiddler, third class. Next. " Mr. McCall, you look as if you were getting ready to fly. " This posture of his soon attracted various persons anxious to meet a real hard man from the as-yet-uncivilized portion of the wild and woolly West. These were soon disappointed, for the hero was only a sheepherder from Idaho. His legs were just naturally that way. Although Congress made him a gentleman, he still thinks Idaho a great place, to which he intends to return some time and live a peaceful life. But this can never be, for she has red hair — and he likes it. He dragged blind once. Afterward — the same old resolution, " Never again. " He has thought seriously of joining the " Elks. " His interest in their attractive light globes once caused considerable comment in Crabtown. This organiza- tion recognized him as a worthy aspirant to mem- bership and gave him hon- orable mention as the Vandal. John Berry Robertson quanah, texas " Bobby " " Berry " " Chactus Nell " THIS dashing blade comes from the llnC of the boll weevil, the sun-burned bullfrog, and the great open spaces where men are men. He would rather " snake " than eat, and manages to get in quite a bit of both, but his two real joys are im- practical jokes and sleep. It is said on unimpeachable authority that the man who invented slow motion cinematography was inspired by watching our " Nell " shave. Be that as it may, he manages to stay with the war horses of the class track squad to the finish. He is that rarest of rare birds, a Republican from Texas, and from the fact that he has grown to his present state of maturity without a scar or blemish, it may be presumed that he is resourceful and quick on the draw. His Academic and " dragging " averages are kept well above the danger line as a result of the safe and sane policy of never climbing the same tree or being hit bv the same brick twice. " Hey, should I drag this week? " Class Track (4, 5, 2, 1); Class Numerals (2). 156 of the id the e would jet in are in- i motion iW taj with ic finish. m from ni to his id quick safe and or being James " M. " Hicks WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA " Hicks " " Jim " " Jimmy " FOLKS In this tent we have the only breathing reason why some people never get mail. " Jimmy " is famous as a letter snatcher, his daily diet calling for two, but ofttimes he over-eats, and then it ' s six or seven. No other sheik in all the pampered pets can hold a mail chart alongside his without blushing, for his total up to date is more than two thousand letters since Plebe summer. Tennis and our fine gymnasium have held an attraction that Washington ' s Own couldn ' t resist, but at that he ' s never missed a " Cosmo " or a " Nick Carter " since the Radiator Club named him Hon- orary President. A new record for the Vic, a skag and time to enjoy it — and " Jimmy " owns the world. He ' s had a real time in this place but enjoyed the cruises most of all. They tell us that he likes the Scots and Scotch and that a certain Trossach trip still has its myster- ies. He ' s proved a real friend and classmate and all we ask is that Fortune makes us shipmates some day so that we can again hear Jim make his wild demand, " Hey, where the devil ' s all my mail? " Class Tennis (4, 3); Gymkhana Committee (2, 1). Bruce Draper Kelley tacoma, washington " A Y 8 u y wri0 gives his miniature away while he l is still in this place ought to be shot. " That ' s what Bruce said until the first night he was in his home " Podunk " on Second Class Sep Leave, and then he forgot to follow his own advice. Since then, he has been in pretty much of a hop, but as to his doings before and up to that fateful leave, well ! It all started in the summer of ' 21 when he came back East and entered the U. S. N. A. Ever since that time he has done nothing but eat and sleep, mostly both. From the first he has taken an active part in tennis, making the squad and staying with it all four years, managing somehow to usually get himself, and all his surplus weight as well, wherever the ball is. Yes, miss, this handsome stalwart youth of the West Coast dances and is at nearly all the hops even if he hasn ' t dragged much since the above- mentioned leave. " Hey, how ' s to borrow your fountain pen. " Tennis Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain (1), N (2); Bus. Mgr. Masqueraders; Bus. Mgr. Musical Clubs; Bus. Mgr. Gymkhana. Reception Committee; Company Representative. 157 Glenn McCoy Cox clarence, missouri " The General " " Wdly " " G Mac " " 7 " OU are three pounds underweight, young man; A the Navy can ' t use you, " the doctors at Chicago told Glenn when he took his physical examination. He was not to be discouraged by a little thing like this. He was determined to have a career in the Navy and to make the town of Clarence famous. He came to Annapolis, gorged himself with bananas and water, and defied the doctors to bilge him. They didn ' t. In less time than it takes to tell, Glenn was trans- formed into one of those " sweet innocent things " known as Plebes. Under the careful tutelage of ' 22, he learned in an effective manner of the traditions and " rates " of the Navy, and became a champion pie-eater, a singer of renown, and story-teller of note. The latter accomplishment he has cultivated until now he is a worthy disciple of his countryman, Mark Twain. The Ac Department has been the least of his worries, for " The General " has always navigated their perilous seas with com- parative ease. " What! No letter today! Caramba! " Always expe ct- ing a letter but not from any special one. Expert Rifleman; Rifle Team (3,2,1); Intercollegiate Rifle (2, 1); rNt; Silver Medal, 2nd Match; Gymkhana (4). Tea i. Class Howard Thomas Orville rawlins, wyoming " Shorty " " Pigmy " " dp pie-Blossom " YES, he is from Wyoming, but you wooiJa never know it after talking with him a few minutes; you would swear he was from Boston. He was fast becoming one of the financiers of Wyoming, when a discerning Senator decided that the Navy would never be complete without " Shorty. " From the day he came to " Crabtown on the Bay, " Howard has shown signs of the greatest versatility. He can do anything from taming a bucking broncho to advanc- ing the latest defense of the Republican Party. Always on the safe side, he has never " greased " for marks, and, apparently, enjoys life, whether or no. Endowed with the usual Navy line, he has added to it until young and old alike gasp with admiration, and surrender. However, no one is perfect, and like everyone else, Howard has his weak point. Yes, you guessed it. When he doesn ' t get a letter from her, the world is upside down for him, that ' s all. Perhaps he will get over it some day, but we doubt it. Expert Rifleman; Rifle Team (4,3,2); Class Rifle (4,3,2); Intercollegiate Rifle Team (2,1); Class JJ resiling (4, 3, 2, 1); Varsity Numerals (2); Gymkhana (4). 158 i..i never minutes: was fast ;, when a w would n tlit day ■ward has i can Jo oadvanc- in Party. used " for itr or no. dried to it anon, and mnee ; will get !i0 William Philip McGirr haverhill, massachusetts " Duke " " Mac " " Tarzan " TH i ie and original " No Soap " artist, and he hails from the land of beans and savoirs. Plebe summer he was the envy of all that innocent rabble in oversized white works for his knowledge and experience at sea. All in all, Mac has mighty easy sailing. Only once — but that once! — did the Ac Department have him gasping for air. That was the time we heard so many good things about the Forest Rangers. But " Mac " dug in with all fours, showed us that he was made of the real stuff, and came through with banners flying at the fore. One thing we have never been able to understand, though, and that is why this boy has remained such a confirmed Red Mike. With his good looks, manly beard and potent line, " Mac " might easily be the envy of those with more Snakish inclination. Yes, folks, he ' s just the kind of a lad the old home town is proud of, the kind they break out the band for, and meet at the station. " Tarzan " tried it once but, " Never again, " he says. Folks, meet our Duke. Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); Class Football (4, 3); Boxing Squad (1); Sub-Squad (2). Carl Hockinsmith Barnes Morrison springfield, missouri Joe Mome 1 hug WHAT do we have in math tomorrow? " That is the usual greeting one receives from our noted orator. As an exponent of the Fnghsh language, Carl cannot be surpassed; his big red book on essays helped him to conquer the deadly English Depart- ment, which has as its motto, " They shall not pass. " Besides his studies, our big " Morrie " indulged strongly in the greatest of sports, crew, which has developed him into a man, a man at last and thereby attached to him the fourth nickname, " Thug. " All the girls just cry for " Joe. " He draggeth occa- sionally from far and near, and he generally draws bricks, but nevertheless, they all fall tor his manly features. His famous yell for Missouri is a " Long Bray. " It is a far cry from the desert sands of the Missouri country to the cobblestones of Annapolis, but by using pack-mules and prairie schooners, he finally succeeded in arriving safely at Crabtown to commence his Naval career. His mot- to: " Where there ' s a will there ' s a way. " Choir (4,3,2,1); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1); Crew Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain Class Crew (1). 159 John Courtney Ivey americus, georgia " Mouse " " J. C. " " Junk " MOUSE " hails from " Geo ' gia, Suh, " — Americus, tojbe exact, the pride of dear ole Dixie. And he doesn ' t mind telling you how proud of it he is; in fact, he will tell you all about it whether you wish to hear it or not. However, you can not help getting interested in this blond, easy-going Southerner and his stories. Books seem to be his hobby— text books, you know, because " Mouse " has always had quite a struggle with the Academics and is almost an unbe- liever in Tecumseh. He cannot remember when he was " sat " in everything at the same time, but he has always kept to windward of the elusive 2.5 in the finals. " Sep leave " is over. Everybody has been back for several hours. Blam! goes the door, and in walks " Mouse, " " only five hours late! Boy, you sho ' can sleep in those Washington hotels! " " What! On the tree again? Cleah out, Gang, I GOTTA BONE! " Thomas Joseph Hickey st. louis, missouri " Torn ' " Hick " " Steinmetz " IKINDA know my berries on this s ._u? " today, and I got no scruples about telling you. " If Steinmetz doesn ' t know his data, he surely can fill you up with his line. To hear him talk, one would think he led the class instead of hovering around the anchor end. However, the Ac department holds no worries for him, because he never worries about anything. Yes, Tom is Irish (even if he does hail from the little French village of St. Louie), possessing all those fine Irish traits — a beaming smile, a quick tongue, a fighting instinct, and a policeman ' s form. Hick cannot be called old-fashioned—far from it. He believes in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. His motto is, " Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomor- row you may not drink. " Happy-go-lucky, carefree, always wearing a smile (and his roommate ' s shirts, collars, socks, etc.; see list of articles required for midshipman ' s outfit), he is bound to finish topside. (j " Boy! I sure knocked ' em for a 4.0 today! ' Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); Class Football (4, 3,2, I); Class Soccer ( ). Class Baseball (4, 3); Captain (3); I ' arsity Baseball Squad (2); Varsity Numerals (2); Boxing Squad (4, 3, 2). 160 J tf; today, you. " If i can fill ine would round the holds no les about nthe asing all quid an ' s form. rom it. He happiness. lot minor- ng i smile etc.; sm itfit), he is Virgil Francis Gordinier pratt, kansas " Gordy " " Skink " THI i ?hubby cheater has emerged on the long end of more skirmishes with the academic department than he has dimples. When anybody else would have packed the old suitcase and wired home for the fatted calf, Shink has holed up with his green eye-shade and delivered the stuff. He drops a mean kick on the class football team — witness the Staunton-Plebe game; and his rope- chmbing defies gravity! He is naturally shy and retiring, but, with his curly hair, big brown eyes, and that dimple, the girls just can ' t leave him alone. If you really want to show him a good time, give him a pipe, a comfortable chair, and let him tell you about Kansas and the good old days at K. U. He is an ardent disciple of Morpheus, and the only time that he " sees red " is when his roommates talk above a whisper after eight bells. Rumor hath it that he went to sleep at twelve o ' clock the evening after the Army game of Second Class year. " Say, have you translated the Dago? " " Let ' s go out in town and get a glass of butter- milk. " Rifle Squad; Class Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Sub-Squad (2). Richard Davis, Jr. relay, maryland " Wild Duck " " Arab " " Dave " FROM that day way back in Plebe summer, when he tried on his first cap, " Dick " has had more troubles and rated less than any other man in the class. " Boys, I did it once, and I ' ll never drag blind again! " " Dick " is the kind of a man to whom you can come and ask anything of him. If he has it, it is yours. He is rarely dangerous, but don ' t get him angry. He once told us that he had one great worry, namely, if he were to die, that he couldn ' t gather together six pallbearers. While " Dave " doesn ' t lay claims to being hand- some, he is no Red Mike — witness the beauty of his drags. Withal, he is a good friend to have, even if he does hail from Maryland. " Come on, boys, I have no faith in myself; if somebody will lay down the money, I ' ll fade myself, it doesn ' t mean anything to me who it is. " Class Hand Ball (4); Black N . Ira Guy Culver garden grove, iowa " Count " " Jake " FROM the wilds of Iowa came this smiling youth, covered with mud, hayseed, and innocence, but filled with a willingness to learn. That smile of his, combined with a trilling cackle of a laugh, is con- tagious, and you can ' t help joining in his fun. Wooden? Yes, but oh how lucky! Since the first day of Plebe summer he has been having skirmishes with the Ac department, but, each time, he manages to fool them with his line. That line of his is famous, as the Haligonians will tell you. He held them spell- bound with his ready flow of wit. " CAN THAT BE TRUE? " The folks of Garden Grove are very proud of their Pleekus, and why not — doesn ' t he entertain them for hours in the village drug store with his tales of his travels in Yurrup and other sundry places? In fact, most of his tales are of the foreign ports, for it is there that the " snake " in him subdues the Red Mike. If you don ' t believe it, ask his shipmates of Second Class cruise. " Give me back my ten kroner! " Sidney Roosevelt Williamson rosedale, kansas " Sid " " Willie " " Stub " NOW what I mean, if you haven «: een to Rosedale, you haven ' t been any place, and you haven ' t seen nothin ' . " " Sid " dropped in among us with the very first installment; and he ' s been kidding the academics ever since. Just to take a look at that perpetual grin you ' d know the lad lets other people worry, and he hates a good time like a cat hates fish. The Army game Youngster year was when he met the vision of all his erstwhile dreams, and he kept six Plebes and five youngsters up all night tellin ' them all the improvements on Cleo- patra, his newly found mate had. It wasn ' t a mere attack of temporary heart failure though because " Sid " is still tellin ' the lads on the fourth deck what a lot they are missin ' because they can ' t all enjoy the privilege of bein ' in his place and baskin ' in the favor of the Queen of the East. " Sid " doesn ' t count on Lady Luck to make him famous. He claims he can roll his own hoop, and we believe him. Stand aside, folks, he ' ll be here any minute now. " Hey, where does the first section fall in? Thanks. I belong at the other end. " Rifle Squad (4, 3, 2); Varsity Numerals (3). Claire Clifford Seabury oblong, illinois Lece bea DOWNSTATE, the proud citizens of Geometry point with swelled chests at the fair-haired representative you see above; and in spite of Chicago, around election time a downstater ' s opinion is prettv good. Spend four years with " Cece, " and you will know. Plebe year passed him like a shadow, and with as much friction Youngster year came and went in much the same way. During Second Class cruise he was as happy and overworked as a " Skywegian " in Bolhalla. Who would have dreamed that such wild frenzy and potentiality lay behind this mild appear- ance? Then the radio bacteria planted itself in him. " Qualquiera que sea, " it hit him and it hit him hard. You should have seen him the night he got Cuba. He still raves about it in his somnabulations. " Cece " came to us well prepared for " the life. " From the general store " hot stove league " to the " radiator club " was but a step for him. He leaves carrying with him the faith of the leaguers and the hounds alike; and as the " kom " said to the P. A. list, " No. " Paul John Kiel washington, district of columbia " Pablo " " Beejay " " Kappa " PABLO " came down to the sea in ships from that region surrounding F Street, Washington, D.C. Snake? As a reptile of a polished floor, our hero heaves a heavy line; but his love affairs, though many, end between hops. " Who ya mean? That " brick " I dragged last week? You ought to see the one Fm dragging " etc. His favorite sport is the pursuit of leisure. The Hospital records will show that one P. J. Kiel hiber- nated there religiously every spring and fall. Sickly? No. Imaginative. Gold-bricker. But still our object manages to glide as elusively as ever between the various academic bushes. His motto: " Never do today what you can put off ' til tomorrow! " A member of the Radiator Club, Paul is in his characteristic pose when he is perched on top of one of the keepers of the lost calorie, arguing on anything under the sun from politics to poker. When you need help through thick and thin, with a cheerful word and good advice, Paul is there — a friend once, a friend for- ever. " Five minutes to forma- tion? Guess I ' ll caulk. " 163 John Joseph Hourihan miami, florida " Hod " " Red " FROM sun-kissed Miami came sun-kissed John. Witness the freckles, you skeptics! Yes, the land of alligators and Cuban booze left an ineradicable stencil tattooed on him. A bit of County Kerry, a spark of Nature ' s fire, a noon whistle, a Hash of wit, a false alarm, a little of the worker, a lot of the drone, the spirit of a gypsy and nomad; kaleidoscopic; a portion of the sophist; a job of the cynic; but always last, finally, and eventually the eternal Epicurean, the imperfect, pleasure-loving, easy-going, lovable Red. Setbacks have as much chance of making him sullen as a Republican candidate has in Texas. There you have him in all ways except one; he has a line that would make Baron Munchausen do a flip in his coffin, and there are enough calories in his particular brand of hot air to ofFset a Siberian winter. As an athlete he is a fine Egyptologist; as a student, a good black- smith; but as a man — Oh! How we envy some fortun- ate woman. Class Soccer (4, 3). Carter Alston Printup atlanta, georgia " Heavy " " Burlap " " Springtime " ONCE upon a time, there lived in the land of sun- shine and peaches a young prince, sans king- dom, who was possessed, one day, by an overwhelm- ing desire to go to sea. How many sad princesses he left behind he would never tell, but if some mis- chievous fairy should give mail boxes the power of speech, we should hear a queer tale. For a short, happy summer he wandered through Elysian fields. Then, suddenly, he fell under the spell of evil spirits who, for eight months, kept him in thrall. But his good fairy allowed them not to change his cheerful disposition. Then the giant, Youngster cruise, came into his path with his weap- ons, the quilgee and the sacred rocks. He, too, fell before the Prince ' s prowess as did the ogre Academ- ics who tried to overpower him thrice. The other giants, First and Second Class cruises, proved as formidable as German marks. The evil spirits finally cursed him with a pipe of such strength that it might have contained the com- bined spirits of Hercules, Sandow, concHoSO.}, Joe Horseradish, and Willie Bermuda. Class Soccer (3, 2); Class Numerals (2). 16+ e other ived as Warren Bell Sampson newport, rhode island O title II nn .}) Sam Samerson Smut YEv% jirls, the marcel is natural, and the com- plexion — well, Palmolive must live up to its reputation, for Sam has retained that schoolgirl complexion through all his years. Of course, it is only natural that he is somewhat of a snake with all those natural aids; and is he sympathetic? He cer- tainly opened up his heart for her, whose picture at the helm of an automobile, one can always find on his locker door. Exertion is the least of his worries; even on board ship, at " turn to, " Sam will never be found on the business end of a squilgee. He always spends the first few days of a cruise looking for the best place to hide out, and a suitable place to swing his hammock. Sam couldn ' t be called " savvy " ; ever since he entered the Academy, he has been a staunch sup- porter of the second half of the class. " Math " was always his greatest academic worry, but by carrying a horseshoe to recitation, he always managed to fool the profs, and come through with the necessary 2.5. " Hey, Ben! Remember that night on the Fall River Line? " Class Soccer (2, J); Class Water-Polo (2). Watson Twitty Singer lynn, massachusetts " If also " " Parson " " Dixmude " " H, what a boner I pulled in Juice today; and I V knew my stuff " , too. " Thus endeth the first lesson, which gives you a hint as to his battle with the Academics. He is one of those unfortunate per- sons who can help his roommates to get a better mark than himself. Savvy? Well, he is from Massachusetts. " Doesn ' t he carry himself well? He wears his uni- form as if he did so all his life. " No doubt, he ought to. Just ask him about the old Lynn-Nahant Rail- road. They kept him there until the company was in imminent danger of failure — then they installed the new coin boxes. Nevertheless, he was a good man until he fell in love. In spite of the shortness of his temper and the strength of his language, he is a splendid pal to have, and he always brings a smile to the lips of all who hear the contagious mirth of his rollicking laughter. " Oh, if I were only home now. " " What? No train from Dixmude tonight? " Class Track (4); Class Soccer (2, J). 165 Alfred Jacob Benz salina, kansas Jake B Al JACK, whose Adonis-like physiognomy would make John Barrymore seek new laurels, if he were ever unfortunate enough to gaze at his visage, hails from that great wheat center, Salina, Kansas. ' Nuf said, ' tis futile to try to argue with Jake about the resources of his native state, as he will overwhelm you with his power of argumentation. " Holy Smoke! Kansas grows more wheat than all of the remaining states combined, not to say anything of the quality of that cereal. " Gaze long at those black eyes, ladies. Does it seem possible that our handsome Jake should shun the society of the fair sex? But alas! ' Tis true! Jake must possess a heart of adamant or flint, for he has repelled all of those golden darts of that famed son of Venus. Rumor has it that he broke the heart of a fair damsel during his sojourn in New York after the Army-Navy game Second Class year, but Jake stoutly maintains that this story is without foundation. Alexander Jackson, Jr. pascagoula, mississippi " Jack " " Aleck " LADIES and gentlemen, may I intro fu this j fair-haired young Mid from the south? Alabama claims the birthplace of this Dixie Democrat, while Mississippi asserts her right to his habitat. The hon- ors are therefore equally divided by the two states so that there is hardly any chance for an argument to where he is from. This bozo doubts the theory that all women are hypnotists and from close observation we have found that he has not yet succumbed to the wiles of some dove-eyed daughter of Eve. So far his presence has not graced the hops and the young damsels do not know what they have missed. He does not believe in giving the girls a treat but rumor has it that a little girl down south has a scissors grip on his heart which may account in some measure for his naivette. He joined our ranks on a bright day in June and all the terrors of Plebe year failed to dampen his sunny disposition. We now find him all set to get underway, and best o ' luck to you, Jack. Stage Gang (4, 3). 166 t, wliile htr hon- states " llllltllt nen ate 1 have wiles of iresence sels do believe t a little rt which une and ipen his t to get Fredrick Charles Clinton Brash pascagoula, mississippi " Fred " " Piscus " " Gits " HE vJs a Red Mike, but them days are gone forever. We don ' t know all the facts about what happened in the Commodore on the night of the Army-Navy Game, Second Class year, but what we heard was enough to ruin anyone ' s rep. Anyway, it was the straw that did the proverbial thing. We always have been wondering how a Red Mike could have so many different pictures on his locker door and receive so many letters on different colored stationery! Now we know! Ocean-going? Well, I hope to tell you! All his life he has been a navigator. He relates often a voyage taken when still a youth, a long hazardous under- taking, going almost a quarter of a mile past the bar off Pascagoula. The waves, whipped by a ten-mile gale, almost swamped the boat. That was only the beginning. He decided that the life on the sea was the only life. So he packed his things and sallied forth to conquer the N. A. as a stepping stone to that life. We are all squeezing for you " Gus, " and know that you will make good. Class Football (4). Reginald Clarence Johnson pine city, minnesota " Reg " " Swede " " Johnnie " NO, folks, he didn ' t get the first nickname by being regulation; far from it. Although he failed once to fool the academics, he has managed to pull the wool over the D. O. ' s eyes fairly consist- ently, leaving them blissfully unconscious of the fact. Just mention Minnesota and he is off! Only those of much endurance can even hope to stop him. Ac- cording to all the dope gathered, his state is indeed a land of promise — and big fish. " I ' ll betcha he caught an eight hundred pound fish with a bamboo pole " etc. During his younger years in the good old days of yore, it is rumored that " Johnnie " was quite a snake. However, that is only rumor, for he seems equally successful in keeping his roommates and others as much in the dark as to his activities among the fairer sex as he was in hoodwinking the D. O. ' s. In these, though, he seems to have given over the idea of being a " snake. " Maybe after all it is for the best. Maybe the rest of us will have a better chance with the " femmes. " " Just wait ' til I get to be an officer around this place ! " Class Track (4, 3, 2, 1). Thomas Joseph Kimes hot springs, arkansas " Tommy " " Hootch " " Chico " TOMMY came to us during our Youngster year. He hails from the land of razor-backs and corn, but in his outfit, now, you couldn ' t tell him from the rest of us. Snake? No! Red Mike? Not exactly! Just a happy medium, he is only moderately affected by the fair sex. Yet, he is always glad to take a chance on a blind drag, is happy when he lands a 4.0, and when he lands a brick — Dios Mio! Here endeth the first lesson. If the poets were right, when they said a 2.5 was harder to get than a 3.S, our Tommy would dash into the limelight. He likes his Dago but it doesn ' t agree with him. Oh, he speaks Dago all right, but they usually come back at him in broken English, " I cannot understand what you say, " and our dashing roommate finds himself perched upon the highest limbs for the week. Here endeth the second lesson. " I ' d hate to knock Dago for a 4.0 today. " " Almost time for another mail. " William Howard Putnam boise, idaho " Crown Prince " " Brigham " " Put " HEY, Tommy, catch this " Brig - highly elated over having mastered semaphore in the earlv part of Plebe summer, swung out his arms and caught Ensign under the chin. We made his acquaintance there, and since then, he has kept him- self in the limelight by getting in dutch over many other such " innocent " little pastimes. During Young- ster year, his chief diversion was chasing rats on the roof of Bancroft Hall, but that ended suddenly when one of the wily animals sought refuge in Brig ' s trouser leg. He is noted for his stinging little puns and quick repartees; but Brig hates to argue unless he ' s on the right side — in fact he is rarely on any other. After all " might makes right, " and he is a stalwart son of Idaho who always bears in mind the reason that the sheep-herders out there wear wide topped boots. If Brig ever enters into the state of torment which souls enter to be prepared for another and better world, it is our only wish that he makes as good a husband as he has a wife. " !!? , I didn ' t get but three letters today. " Class Football (4); Class Track (2,1); Gymkhana Committee ( ). 168 I Albert Sidney Moore bay city, texas " Mose " " A. S. " " Dinty " TH5RE are still fair damsels back in the Bay City who tear their hair and bemoan the day that " Mose " put the family six-shooter in hock and caught the stage on the first leg of his journey East. For his greatest accomplishment is his ability to conquer all the female population whose fate it is to cross his path. The area under his mail curve has long since passed on to infinity. A contemptible disregard for anything requiring mental effort has caused him to have several close skirmishes with the academics, but his bold front and big bluff have kept him " sat " without the aid of his books. According to this bozo the laws of " Ku- chofF " and " Ohin " are as easy to apply as a Bluejay corn plaster. For four years " Mose " has lived up conscientiously to his motto, " Sleep, sleep and more sleep, " and nothing less than a new Yictrola record or the latest edition of the Cosmo is enough to attract him from his beloved bunk. " That ain ' t a saxophone, that ' s a gazook. " Masqueraders ' Stage Gang (4, 3); Gold Masqued N (2); Musical Club N (2); Property Mgr., Masqueraders (I); Black N . ' Frank Pi.xley Tibbitts akron, ohio " Tibby " " Poochy " " F. P. " DON ' T cheer, ladies, this lad hasn ' t a rubber neck even if he does hail from Akron. Frank is still proud of the old podunk and every leave has seen him leading the field in that dash for the W. B. A. with " Westward Ho " flying at the main. We knew " Poochy " was in the outfit the day he arrived, for it was then that the Crabtown local of the National Oil Burners Confederation was organized. He has been President from the start. Frank ' s smile is famous in this place. Picture Teddy Roosevelt giving Coles Phillips ' latest the once over with that Chesterfield " They Satisfy " blend of smile wreathed over the characteristic teeth and you have it. " Tibby " has a million dollar dis- position and a sense of humor. We don ' t know what will ever become of " Tibby. " We ' re not worrying even if he does want to be a soldier of fortune and go to Mexico. He finishes what he begins, and we know that wherever we meet we ' ll find a true friend. " Come on, gang, ' Benz ' is taking us to see Barbara La Marr. " Class Football (4, 3,2, ); Class Lacrosse (4); Class Water-Polo (J); Class Track (3,2,1); Lucky Bag. " W! Homer Oscar Dahlke cincinnati, ohio " Homer " " Daikle " EE! Hot D-n!! Jes ' lookit this! " Calm yourself, gentle reader; ' tis only Homer spotting another pink one from Cincy. Second Class Sept leave did the trick and he fell— hard. But eve n if he does spend hours at a time com- posing passionate epistles to the O. A. 0., he finds time for other things. Just let him get behind his old pine stump, with his legs propped comfortably on the radiator and the old Vic, at his side, yodling " Celeste Aida " or " Sweet Mamma " and off he goes. Verily, when it comes to literature or music or the Cincinnati Reds, he can keep up a running fight with the best of them. " Yeah. Awright, I ' ll translate the Dago, but— hey, don ' t stand on that bed. " When it comes to snaking, he doesn ' t. However, he does step out occasionally, and when he does, he is not satisfied with going halfway— witness that memorable night after the Army-Navy game in New York. " Whadiyasay, kid? Gotta skag? " " Gee, but she ' s a knock- out, boy! " Log Staff. Alvin Dalton Kramer springfield, massa chusetts " Adie " " Anno Domini " DID you ever hear it? Yes, that line or ' die ' s " about Springfield, Mass. He astonishes and sometimes impresses his listeners by his glowing description of the fame of his podunk for making rifles and Rolls Royces. Above all, do not differ with this representative of Massachusetts concerning the laurels of his state, for he takes great pride in his loquacitv and never misses an opportunity to force his conviction upon any man. It ' s a great mystery to his classmates how " Adie " succeeds so well in Academics with so little boning. When it comes to boning, " Adie " is an exemplifica- tion of Sir Isaac Newton ' s law pertaining to inertia. Many of us wish that " Adie " would divulge his secret so that we, too, could have a carefree existence during our sojourn at the Academy. " No use boning that steam for tomorrow, it ' s absolutely fruity, " and with this remark he delivers himself up into the hands of Morpheus. " Well, I made my usual 2.6 in the dago Exam. " Rifle Squad (4, 3, 2); Class Rifle (3, 2); Class Fencing (2); Fencing Squad (1 ); Varsity Numerals ( ); Bowling Squad; Bronze ' Medal Academy; Expert Rifleman. 170 Frank. Asbury Munroe, Jr. annapolis, maryland " Francis " " Blackie " " Goo-Goo " CRAfTrOWN ' S own, after gazing over the wall long enough to have better sense, took the fatal step sometime during the summer of 1921, and as a result has been on the inside looking at the outside tor the past four years. He has successfully fooled the ' Ac. Departments, being a constant boner of all books from the " Scientific American " to . " Snappy Stories. " A rough house wouldn ' t be complete without Frank, which gentle sport he keeps in training for, by indulging in the game of legalized murder, known also as Lacrosse. A unanimous vote for " Blackie " as the president of the Midshipman ' s rocking chair brigade, a lover of all sorts of gossip. Frank is always first to spring the data of everything from the elusive destination of the cruise, the new reg. style in caps, collars, etc., to the answer of the all important question, " what ' s the movies in town this afternoon. " A true Sherlock Holmes who turns his regular attendance at all teas, weddings, and " at homes " to advantage. " Ooooo-ah, say, didja hear the dope? " Class Lacrosse (4, J, 2, 1); Gymkhana Committee (1). Arthur Donovan Joseph Farrell annapolis, maryland " Art " " A. D. J. " " Don Arturo " YES, Ladies, he has freckles, and you can just imagine what influence had to be used to per- suade the photographer to take them off. Uh, huh, he ' s Irish, it sticks out all over him, and so do his ears. And he ' s from Crabtown, too. Can you feature that? He ' s a snake, at least he thinks he is. He is always at the hops, but he hardly ever drags. He has an idea that he is some hot little dancer, but somebody once expressed the opinion that he is a " loose moment. " Away from the Academy he is a sheik of the first magnitude (Mrs. Pointdexter ' s kind). He writes many letters, but many days are ruined, for him, when he does not receive a letter from the O. A. O. (whichever one has the watch that day). We hate to thus spill the beans on him, but duty is duty. Never " savvy, " and although rather " non-reg, " he has had an uncanny way of staying off the bushes and the Morning Roll of Honor. " Hey ' Nigger Boy! ' What ' s the lesson? I ' ve lost my lesson sheet. " Gymkhana Committee (2, 1). 171 George Prettyman Biggs neosho, missouri " George " " G. P. " NO, George isn ' t an Indian, even though he did live in a " Redskin " town in the Ozarks. Neosho, or " The City of Many Springs, " started him in as a " Snake, " we all believe. " G. P., " after spending most of his young life flirting with the " Squaws " and working in the straw- berry sheds of old Missouri, decided to become a " Midshipman and Gentleman, " and entered with the class of ' 25. His career has been far from a " Bed of Roses. " Ever since Plebe year, he has managed to keep " Unsat " in " Math, " but somehow he never fails to pull sat when the time comes. As a true son of the " You Show Me " state, George lives up to th e name, for he has had to " be shown " many times to clear up the perplexities of the " Ac " Departments. Although he says that the " Land of a Million Smiles " cannot be beaten, he has frequented Phil- adelphia every leave. We wonder why. " Ed, come around to the room — I want to show you a new picture of her. " Swimming (2); Numerals (3, 2). Herbert Emery Schonland portland, maine " Doc " " Herb " A " WAY DOWN EAST— ER " from Rutland, Maine, he early distinguished himself for his elusiveness on a football field, and for an uncanny ability and desire to minister to the ailments and mishaps of his fellow men. Setting bones and apply- ing a mean bandage are among his special fortes, so that his nickname, " Doc, " is most appropriate. It won ' t be " greasy " to make the statement that his outstanding qualities are an innate cheerfulness and an unfailing generosity. Never selfish, never unkind, never too busy to help a friend, he went through the Academy making friends with everyone with whom he came in contact. Because of this failing, he has been the supply department for the Regiment. " Hey, Doc, may I borrow your Bowditch ? " " Lemme have your drawing outfit, Herb. " " Gimme your Nav. book again. " All these are constantly heard, and to all he cheerfully replies, " Sure, go ahead; only bring back that triangle you borrowed last month, will you? " He will long be remembered by his infectious smile as he exclaims in best Bowery slang, " Hully chee, kid. ain ' t dis a swell joint? " • w DeVere Lester Day fargo, north dakota " Del " " Delphy " " Sonny " WS the tall handsome guy with the auburn " That one with the freckles? Why, that ' s DeVere. He came to us from the service. Proud of the fact? Well, I guess! " Aristocracy is his hobby. A blood? He can trace his family tree farther back than the " Sultan of Swat " can knock the leather covered pellet known as a baseball. Hoppe may be good at billiards but he hasn ' t met our " Delphy " yet. Installation of billiard tables added to our midst a prodigy. The Acs never worried Lou directly, however, it might be said that indirectly they were a great deal of trouble to him. It was through a few of us wooden ones that the Acs scored on Lou. However, he was always willing to help us and even said, " You know I learn a lot by working these probs for you fellows. " " Del " never snaked much, but every year around the Christmas holidays he would give the ladies a treat. " Lola " just thinks he ' s the grandest man. B-Squad Football (4, 3); Basketball (4, 3, 2); N (2); Lacrosse (2, 1); Class Track (3). Fred Russell Stickney, Jr. saginaw, michigan " Stick " " Pete " ORIGINALLY he hailed from the " Lone Star State, " where he was broken to the hard knocks of life. Once again, from Michigan he sought a man ' s job and entered the Academy which will some day give him his long sought for ideal. The " Dago " Department has given him a strenu- ous battle, but he is going stronger than ever and the Navy is getting a good man. " Que es el data, " says he and, " Is the argument private or can anybody go in? " If you seek advice on any subject, ask him and you are certain to get the dope, " pro " and " con " without laminations, cracks, megohms, I. H. P. ' s or even F. O. B. ' s. A true friend and a shipmate worth having. Track (2). 173 N Francis Roland Stolz milwaukee, wisconsin " Fringles " " Heinie " AME plate, data and specification plan view above. Manufactured at Milwaukee plant. Design — for comfort. Characteristics — long shunt wound with a line that would demagnetize Billy Sunday, and with a difference of potential at terminals that would revive King Tut. Special references on snapping turtles and a certain movie actress. History — when we first received this destined-for- sea-service dynamo, we thought that the operating expenses would be tremendous, because the first load it took on at table 123 would have relieved the Near East Situation or even shamed the migratory population of Canal Street. Once broken into service, however, the operation became more economical. Plebe summer, it even tried to save money for the laundry. As a generator with female electrons it has been a good motor for there seems to be considerable back E. M. F. " Does oo like cold turkey " Fingey? " Guarantee — A long life of happy and useful service. Football (4, 3, 2,1); N{3,l),aNa(3,2);NJ(4): Boxing (4, 3, 2, 1); bNAt (3); Lacrosse 4. 3, 1 ); Class Numerals (4, 3); Crew, Numerals (2). William John O ' Brien buffalo, new york " Little Willie " " Obie " I SAW a nose come through the door Wtron the other end of it was this. " Such was " Little Willie ' s " introduction to the gang. " Obie ' s " body contains a fiery, mercurial temper. Its sudden and spontaneous eruptions have shattered the upper classes for three years, and like a volcano, the damage is remembered for months later. Who will ever forget the time he tried to climb Mt. Pelee, St. Lucia, on Youngster cruise? His chief claim to fame is his undying devotion and attachment to Morpheus. This " First Ward Celt " is the all-around, catch-as-catch-can, pure, unadulterated champion " caulker " in the Navy. He could find a place to sleep where a sleeping sick- ness victim would give up in despair. " Who you looking for? O ' Brien? " " Ya-a. " " Look in the queerest hole in the ship and give it a kick — he ' ll crawl out. " This mania for sleep almost proved his undoing. Tust ask him about the time he swung on the life lines of the Olympia. 174 i Theodore Woolsey Johnson, Jr. annapolis, maryland " Woolsey " " Ted " " Rosie " HL i.rst claim to fame came during his Plebe year, when he told the inquiring assistant that his name was outside the door. Then came Easter leave, and since that episode his fame as a recipient of mail has been well known. His last claim to fame lies in his performance in the swimming pool. Descending from Navy families on both sides, and bearing the same name as those illustrious authors of Calculus and Descriptive Geometry, he has proven his hereditary fitness for the Naval Service by dis- covering that the whistle cord blows the whistle. Moreover, his likeness to his ancestor of Mobile Bay fame, on the other side, was shown during his Youngster cruise, when, going aboard the Olympia with the Navigator, he drew back from the ladder and repeated those immortal words, " AFTER YOU, PILOT. " Would that we knew to whom to give credit for his musical ear! Many nights have his roommates been entertained by his mandolin accompaniments to the Victrola when otherwise they would have had to bone!! " Oh, darn, I was supposed to have a P-work this period. " Varsity Swimming (2, 1); Block N (2); Captain ( ); Mandolin Club (2); Entertain merit Com in ittee ( ) Class Swimming (4, 3); Class Soccer (4, 3); Black N Choir (4,3,2, 1). John Edwards Florance boston, massachusetts " Flossie " " Johnnie " " Flo " WHAT ' S wrong with this picture? Johnnie turned up at this uncouth spot with a Boston- ian ' s own exalted idea of the correct thing for every occasion. However, the mode of the Academy pre- vailed; it wouldn ' t be uplifted. Consequently, the Extra Duty Squad claimed him as its own and John- nie became a martyr. " Come on, Flossie, let ' s play dolls. " But Flo was so very anxious not to keep the sandman waiting even a minute that he refused! " Romies, we must get a radio and not miss another one of those bed- time stories. " To read on duty is non-reg, to smoke on duty is non-reg, and to sit on the M. C. ' s desk is non-reg, and to do all three at once is Jack ' s peculiar idea of non-regness. Johnnie holds a deep reverence for the fair sex. His generosity is unbounded — witness the quarter given to one drag for car- fare home. " Be sure and slack off the smoke stack guys when go- ing through the Panama Canal. " " All right, Art, good-bye. sign up . " And I was going to write a letter. " " You goof, shake. " Class Swimming (4); Class Lacrosse (4). 175 Bennett Smith Copping antlers, oklahoma ' Gus " " Boresight " " Shoto " GUS came here in the summer of ' 21 with the natural wonders and advantages of the Kia- michi Hills stamped indelibly in his mind, and its clay and sandburs clinging to his boots. Since then, its fame has spread throughout the Regiment, but the hills have faded gradually and the sea claims another victim. He may frighten the girls half to death with his solemn and dignified appearance, but at the nightly caucus of the Radiator Club, no man is quite his equal at the gentle art of roping steer. Beside having his gift of innate humor, Gus stands alone as the onlv man to ever call a Boatswain " Chief " and get away with it. Recollections of a certain cruise invariably include a mental picture of " Boresight " perched up on the starboard side of No. 3 turret, with his old " hod " fuming and sputter- ing between his teeth, and a troubled look in his eye, watching the green water swirl backward in the general direction of home. " What do you say? Let ' s run over to the bridge and back. That medicine ball stuff " doesn ' t do you any good. " Jackson Selover Champlin enid, oklahoma Jack IT ' S just an old, old story; one yoii kuve heard before. " Jack " was reared beneath the light of the Oklahoma stars, until at an early age he heard the far sounding call of the sea. He cast his lot with us during the balmy summer days back in ' 21, became a member of the " Bolshevik Company, " as it was so called by the ensigns then stationed here, and with the rest of us took his fun where he found it. Four years beside the Severn ' s tide have revealed many remarkable features about our remarkable classmate. He possesses an ever-ready flash of wit, which combined with his inexhaustible line and handsome appearance, have won for him many intimate friends, especially of the female class. " Oh! Here he is! Here comes your darling! " 176 ROSSER HOLLOWAY MaTSON ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA " Rosebud " " The Kid ' OH; I think you have the most adorable room- mate. " Thus the fair things start their con- versation. The " Kid " with his pink cheeks and inno- cent glance has caused more discord and strife among the " Crabs, " Holton, etc., than the famous " Fifty thousand dollar Brown. " In fact (using their words) he ' s the most adorable, exquisite, cutest thing around these parts. After unending efforts to get his political forces in line, the Rosebud managed to get a passport from Minnesota. He ' s one in a thousand. " Boys, I just made a forty and picked up twenty demerits. Successful day I calls it. " He was a coming striper till " Big Dick " got on his trail and ruined his grease. The N. A. Register always underestimates his ability. The originator of the no soap reg and the no soap joke keeps himself in peals of laughter. His good humor soon infects you and you can ' t help joining his multitude of friends. If a better " amigo " ever comes along it will be published in the morning orders. " A hundred and ninety-nine demerits and two months to go. " " How do you like the winter p-jays? " Hop Committee (5, 2); Black N . Frank Donovan Owers coronado, california " Don " OH, I don ' t believe he ' s bowlegged, and besides, I don ' t see how any girl could take her eyes off his face. " This gives you " Don " at his face value. He came out of the West to conquer the East, and frankly we ' ll say he did. After a strenuous day at athletics (tennis) enter " Oar. " " Gee, boys, my bones ache. " Our rough- house artist has only one tamer, and she put him under the glass. Beautiful and dumb, but he sure used his head. " Hey, Don, how did you get off the P. A. List in a week? " He has always had a host of friends both at the Academy and on the cruise where his popularity reaches its climax. " Good Gawd! Don ' t you ever buy any cigarettes? " " Now when I was in Lon- don- " His seven years of Dago, although enabling him to talk like a native, have not increased his natural intelligence. Ferdie — " De donde es Vd., Senor Oars? " Dumb — " Muchas gracias, senor " and he sat down. Hop Committee ( ?, 1); Reception Committee (2); Class Tennis (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain (3); Class Crew (1); Expert Rifleman; Bowling Team, Captain ( ). 177 Walter Bunn Davidson cooperstown, new york " Dave " HEY, Rosie, where ' s my letter? " " If you ' re yellin ' about that bill from Jakie ' s and Sons, it ' s on your table. " " D— n the bills, no kick in them — kick, yes, wrong kind, though. Quit holding out on me — where is it? " " Look under your blotter. " (After five minutes) " S ' not there. " " Who said it was? " " You did. " " Did not. Told you to look there. Didn ' t say you ' d find it. " " Where is it then? " " I ' ll bite — you ought to know. Better quit raving about some mythical letter and bone Ordnance. " " Don ' t have Ordnance today. This is Tuesday. ' " Snot Tuesday — it ' s Wednesday — not bad for you, though — just one day behind. " " No wonder I didn ' t get a letter, then. " " But you did get a letter. " " Yea, did I? Where is it? " " On your table I told you. " " Ye Gods! I don ' t see what keeps me from killing you! " " You ' d bilge in two weeks if it wasn ' t for me — you can ' t even say ' I got a letter today ' in dago. " " I didn ' t get a letter today. " ; ' Oh, yes you did. " " Where is it? " " On your table. Jakie wants ! " " Shut up, you sea-lawyer. " Thus has " Dave " worried along for the past two years on four letters a week — the Julian calendar means noth- ing to him — he goes by his mail. Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). Redfield Barnard Mason martinsville, indiana " Rosie " " Cherub " " Fool " THIS sweet young thing stepped int £,ir midst from the wilds of Indiana. Since joining us, Rosie has been either Captain or Manager of the Sub-Squad, and his place will be hard to fill next year. The " fool " is exceedingly ambitious; those ambi- tions range from being an Admiral to being a piano mover, and from being a great author to being a hen-pecked husband. Nevertheless, he intends to be known as the Steinmetz of Argentine some day. " Rosie " is also fond of those from other lands and counts among these foreign acquaintances a Russian countess and a mulatto queen from St. Lucia. To say the least, he is democratic. Being nearly a star man, he has taken life easy and found time to do a great deal of reading. As a conse- quence he has collected a fund of general information that makes him an exceedingly interesting talker as any of the Juice instructors will agree. Besides this, he has become a bridge and Mah-Jongg player of no mean ability. " Say, Rosie, can she speak English? " " I hope to shout she can. She can snow you under. " Log (4); Company Representatie (2, 1); Tennis (2, 1); Class Basketball (4). rv« 5p 178 Cecil Lorane Smith huntington, west virginia " Cese " " C-Lazy " " Cecilwald " CIMBD " came to us from the wilds of West Vir- ginia, but he soon gave up his land lubbering ways for those of old Neptune himself. Time now finds him a true, salty sailor in every respect. " C-Lazy " can caulk off any time, any place; and on the cruises his capacity for chow is actually astound- ing. Around the Academy, " Smitty " has not been a snake, but to look at him once would convince any- one that he is not a Red Mike. Besides we have heard too much about a certain femme in . During Second Class cruise he attracted our atten- tion most. His spontaneous smile was ever present and especially when most of us were rhino. He did not like the drinking water in Europe very well, and as a result he sometimes had to steer a dead-reckoning course. How about those athwartship seats on the English trains, bmittvr Linwood Sylvester Howeth hurlock, maryland " Brute " " Litewate " " Dizz " NOW, when you pass a boiler through a water- tight bulkhead " — and immediately, a pass of Litewate through a bulkhead was effected. Hailing from " across the bay, " he knew a great deal about the Navy, having seen it plying up and down the bay. " Aha! I see you ' ve hidden my mail again. Come on, let ' s have it. What, is that all? Only three? Oh, well, there are two more deliveries today. " Is he a snake? Not at all. Only dragged four week-ends last month. Four years the deck has smoked Lin ' s Fats and he has been very good-natured about supplying them. However, the method of approach must be well planned, and better executed, or the objective will not be obtained. " Shove off cox ' n. Make the regular trip and return. " 179 Charles Sylvester Silsbee lansing, michigan " Charlie-Horse " " Chuck " " Charlie " LOOK closely, folks, and think before you speak. j Here ' s a rare specimen; this type is few and far between. But really he isn ' t half as ferocious as he looks, walks, eats, and bones, especially the latter. The Great Lakes lost a promising freshwater tar when Charlie slipped into our midst direct from Lansing on the Grande. During his career here, he has found the Academic Walk something like a bed of thorns, but our " Charlie, " possessing that bull-dog tenacity so com- mon to men from the great open spaces, has emerged from the fray with victor ' s laurels. Charlie may be classed as a semi-snake; for during a hop he can always be seen shaking a mean hoof on the Armory deck with his own fair maiden OR some- one else ' s. Although Charlie seldom says much about the unfair sex, we know that way down deep he has many tender emotions. His correspondence list looks like a telephone directory — so judge for yourself. The crease on his bed and the shine on his shoes are marvels to behold. Neat? Why, Beau Brummel was a corn-fed " hick " compared to Regulation Charlie. Class Soccer (2); Class Tennis (4); Gymkhana 3, 2). H Harold Vester Broe Madsen los angeles, california " Mohawk " " Maddy " ERE you have the " Mohawk " from CaKfornia, and proud of it, too. " Now that California track team that came East, and won the inter- collegiates with six men — and those California oranges — and that city of Los Angeles, " we have heard about since Plebe summer. From the time of hi s first regulation hair cut, his famous nickname has remained with him. A snake? No, not around Crab- town, but we know from those numerous pink letters he gets every w r eek that his heart is lost to someone. He has evaded the W. O. ' s and kept off the pap with his usual good luck from the time when he used to catch his morning skag; and he is a most generous individual. If you don ' t believe it, ask him about the night in New York, after an Army-Navy game, when he stood on a street corner passing out dollar bills. Easy-going, always happy, except when reveille sounds, a true friend, and a man all the way through. Star (4, 3, 2); B-Squad Football (4); Class Football (3, 2); Class Water-Polo (2); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Track Squad (2, I); Navy Numerals (2); Co. Representative. Th upon i - ISO . George Charles Wright washington, district of columbia " George " " Eric " " Commander " THtC tjov with the strong back and the weak mind! His wonderful muscles previously devel- oped by crew and football have been kept in fine trim by his untiring efforts with the shoe rag and polish. " I ' m in section one again, " was his battle cry Second Class year, but his valuable work, " Multiples at a Glance, " shows that he is as quick with the knife as the next one. " The Backward Boy Rule, " his supplement to Hoyle, bringing out the theoretical rather than the practical side of bridge, has proved invaluable to his opponents at the game. Born in Iowa, reared in Denver, educated in Buffalo, appointed from Ohio, and residing in Wash- ington tells the Commander ' s life history. He burst upon us from this Cosmopolitan background with a devil-may-care attitude and a taking way with the women. The error of his ways was forcefully demon- strated to him Plebe year when he tried to hook a first classman ' s girl. " Pass the stewed tomatoes, please. " A straw vote in the room designates him as the one most likely to succeed. " You ' re d — n right I ' m glad I ' ve got them. " " Fa-a-a-a-all in !! " Black N (J); Lucky Bag. V I ' A Thompson Fletcher Fowler bartlett, texas " Tommie " " Fu Fu " " Country " W! You won ' t get leave. I was on the P. A. list for six months myself. Now the last time I Frenched to Baltimore — thirteen dollars. O-o-o-h! When we had to rig a tendency Plebe summer, all the boys used to smoke in my room! " lom ' s non-reg; ask him. " Do you remember that light in the center at Wardman? — crash! — bang! — Y ' ou ' ll have to check that outside, sir. ' Then in Panama — crash! — bang! — ' Here-, Rosie, take this girl! " ' Coming from such an expansive state as Texas has enlarged his viewpoint, and he now speaks of ten where there is but one. " I know there were twelve there; I saw one. " " Gimme a pencil and I ' ll prove it to you. " For him it has been four glorious years of con- tented sleep. He wakes up only when leave rolls around; and turns in as soon as he has told the world about it. When he hits position three, Fu Fu is set for the night. He never mh uh knows lum all the Middies awaken in the morning for mB9 (5 he leaves that to his room- 1 mates. " Be yourself; get me out at late blast. " til 181 Ralph Philbrook Kimzey marlow, oklahoma " R. P. " " Kims " " Thug " OUR own Kims claims the woolly state of Okla- homa as his point of departure. After they killed Jesse James and cleaned up all the Indians in that country, he left the plains to seek excitement in the realms of Neptune. Plebe year, they learned that the boy could act, and since then, besides carrying ofF several gold masked N ' s, this lad has directed the Masqueraders. His eye for art won him important assignments on the class ring and crest committees, and if a love of Red Seal records meant anything, Kims would have been named a Bolshevik bandmaster. His cowboy experience taught him how to throw the bull, so they promptly placed him on the Log Staff when he reached these parts. The distance runs in class track have held his attention when he hasn ' t been on the Sub-squad. Kims loves a swim like a snake loves bricks. If you want to get floored, ask him if he ' s going in the submarines. " Ship me somewhere east of Suez " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Chairman, Class Crest Com- mittee; Chairman, Class Ring Com- mittee; Masqueraders (4, 3); Director (2); President (1); Log Staff (1). David Glass Greenlee, Jr. ripley, tennessee " Red " a SOUND off, Port Running Light. " " Midshipman Greenlee, Sir, Tennessee. " | Oh, another hillbilly? " " No, no sir, I ' m from West Tennessee, sir. " If anything peeves " Red, " it is to be called a hill- billy or a ridge runner. " Red " is not exactly wooden, but he wouldn ' t be rated " Savvy " by the Juice and Skinny Department. However, he can sling a wicked line of " Spick " and he used this ability to advantage in Spain and Portugal. He has managed to stay topside by virtue of hard work and plugging. Plebe year he slipped, and as a result had to go out into the hard cruel world. He says it won ' t happen again as he has gotta eat, and what he wouldn ' t do for the sake of eating wouldn ' t be worth doing. He says his appetite was ruined Youngster cruise on the South Carolina, but to see it is to believe that it is improved. " Red " is a mighty good boy to make a liberty with, but he usually goes back to ship on his sea legs. He takes in everything ashore, just won ' t miss anything. I remember one time in Lisbon but Sub-Squad (4,3,2); Riffe Squad (4). - . 1S2 Thomas Bradford McMurtrey salem, oregon " Boob " " Murphy " " Mac " WE received this officer-material hot from Missouri, where they have slow mules and lots of girls. " Boob " was a little late about signing on the dotted line, but he has been right on time ever since. The motto ( " You have to show me " ) of the old state has stood this gentleman in good stead along all lines during his existence here. It has especially helped him along the lines of studies, because he never takes anything at its face value. He is always ready to prove that somebody did not know his stuff, and consequently has been pushing the satellites in section one. The old, old saying that still water runs deep and dirty, fits mighty well here. " Mac " graces the bench around here with the Red Mikes, but maybe he doesn ' t step out in the " Podunk " and around St. Louis. He has already placed one of those little souvenirs from Caldwell ' s. The only time that he has given one of the sweet young things a treat around here is a sad tale. Those four little letters, R. H. I. P., was the cause of it all. " Smith, there is absolutely nothing to it. " Star (2). H MlLO BOLLING ABERCROMBIE, Jr. TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA " Abe " " Bean " " Sheik " UH! I ain ' t worryin ' ' bout nuthin ' . " With his characteristic saying, " Abe " came strolling in from sunny Alabam, and true to his word, he has maintained his outward calm despite a haz- ardous Plebe year and countless " Impropers. " With no apparent effort " Abe " has consistently evaded the " Ac " Department — and the watchful eyes of the W. O. ' s sometimes. Just a tap on his shoulder is all that is needed, and he scarcely turns to give his name and class. A constant devoter to the art of terpsichore, he has mastered all the intricacies, and his technique is well- nigh faultless. " A line to all of ' em " is his motto, and with that southern drawl it seems to have the desired effect. One exception, but that one goes to prove the rule merely. The originator of the " Struttin ' Stroll, " he has made the Firemen ' s Washroom famous and otherwise dreary week-ends pleasant memories. " Bean " and his foot-warmers are an estab- lished institution. Time: 5 minutes before class. " ABE " : " Hey, what ' s the lesson? " Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); Class Wrestling (2). 183 Edward Nelson Parker louisville, kentucky " Park " " Cherub " " Rechoncko " PARK joined the pampered pets at the tender age of seventeen, and with the innocent bloom ot youth and an optimism that could laugh at the worst the Navy could offer. From the beginning he fooled the Ac Department to such an extent that a potential star was always just an unrealized possibility. The few extra ergs were repugnant to such a care-free philosophy. His popular evening diversion was bridge, single, double, or quadruple; unless he had to explain the wandering of Bullard through an external circuit to some less fortunate classmate. His athletic activities have been limited by the sub and gym squads, and a remembrance of the lost days of Youngster September leave has made him a consistent and hard-working member ot both organizations. A training in a non-coeducational high school failed to cultivate in him that craving for the feminine wiles. So he has been strikingly absent from the weekly fantasies. Nev- ertheless, he has a taste for high life and helium, and he hopes some day to navigate the Shenandoah. " Pipe down and let me sleep. " Ernest Judson Davis beaufort, north carolina " Dave " " E. J. " EL, the pride of Beaufort, arrived fror.. f e land . of tar, pitch, and turpentine with sails all set for a glorious career at that little school on the Severn. Having had a year at the University of North Caro- lina and having stood two in his High School class (secret — there were only three in it) he proudly declared that the Academy would be fruit, and that if he didn ' t star, something would be wrong. Since then, he has distinguished himself by never being on more than three trees at one time. Plebe year, he made himself famous by his ability to split Carolina and many a time the wails of the old First Batt. echoed with " that strident voice. That same year, he developed a grand ambition to out- Eddie Eddie Collins, and even went so far as to go out for baseball. The ambition might be said to have died in embryo for since then he has been a Saturday Evening Post hound varied by visits to the hand- ball courts. " I betcha " " Now I ' ll knock off the skags until Leave. Black N . Sub-Squad (4, 3, Log (2); Lucky Bag. 2); 184 I John William Steele new orleans, louisiana Jack WS lever could decide just why the city of New Orleans permitted this illustrious son to depart from her precincts, although the general belief is that he escaped disguised as a piece of French poodle in a hot dog. Like his name, he is a hard guy, especially from the neck up. The barbe r cuts his hair with a file and cold chisel — but this really means that he obstinately stands up for what he believes to be right regardless ot the consequences. About the middle of Youngster year, he discov- ered that he was unaccountably attractive to the dumb sex, so he set out to give them all the possible opportunities of enjoying his company to such an extent that " late returning from hop " and " absent from evening meal formation " have become as noth- ing in his young life. Although he has made three mistakes in the last six months — all semi-brunettes — yet he is still optimistic and continues searching for his ideal. Only small, slender ones need apply. Age not important. " Who used up all my Boncilla? Class Football (4, 3, 2, Wrestling Squad (1); Class Gymnasium. J): Lewis Wallace cuero, texas Lou Luero OU " came to us a " broncho buster " from the lone star state. One glance at him going down L c the corridor and you are convinced that he comes from the great open spaces where men are men and — horses are for riding purposes. " Lou " also proved to us that he is equally apt at busting cars. He started out by taking a few curbs; he then took three turns around his pedal extremities and turned the car over! " Cuero " was not beset by many obstacles during his four years at the Academy. He is savvy, so the Acs could not touch him; and the Exec department kept hands off. His only real difficulty was in keeping up his copious correspondence. Lou kept too many femmes guessing and he found it difficult answering letters. However, as the " Adventure " — Lou ' s Snappy Stories — was published only three times a month, he found time to keep his admirers satisfied. " Our boy " did not drag often, which was a source of great pleasure to us. Had Lou sought to treat the ladies often, we would have had to forego our claims on many week-ends. " Remorse, Remorse. " " Say, Captain; we ' re on the line " Class Boxing ( ). William August Sturcken new orleans, louisiana " Bill " " Sturck " " Push " HEH! You, where are you from? " " Bill " is from the land of the Mighty Waters, the land of the Mardi Gras, the land of the bayou and stern-wheeler; verily he is the meanest man from " N ' Owleans. " Gifted with a sunny smile, an ear for music, insatiable lust for sleep, and a wild desire to succeed, " Bill " emerged victorious after a bloody battle with the Academic Department. At times the tide of battle showed " Bill " with the same chance as a man with Saint Vitus Dance striving for accuracy on a ball-bearing slide rule; still that chance was all he asked; while there was life there was hope. As for the real character of this noted son of Dixie, only the best can be said. One could never call him a " Red Mike " because— well, ask him about his Second Class Army-Navy game and watch that smile just beam. " Did you ever hear the terrible tale of the shaggy dog? You didn ' t! Well, next time you are in New " Y ork, just drop into Mack Shane ' s place — just around the cor- ner down in the Village — order up a beer and pretzels, and let old " Mack " spill his tale of woe. Class Boxing (2). ' ES, James Oliver Banks, Jr. columbus, mississippi " Grand ' pa " " Jazzo " " Jimmy " suh, Ahm from the South — Mississippi, " V 1 I suh. " just listen to Jimmy talk once and you will know he hails from Dixie. A hard worker, good-natured, humorous, and a little hot-tempered — there you have Jazzo. He can talk on any subject whether women, how to stand one in the class, or the requisites for this heah metallic packing. He comes from the state of the great orators and fiery senators; when he has something to say he knows how to say it ; jimmy made quite a name for himself Second Class year when he was chosen to lead the Sub-Squad through a successful Easter Leave. It was then that he perfected the now-famous Frog Dive, and it is rumored that he will participate in the coming Olympic Games. Best of luck to Jimmy, we feel sure that he will win the submerging contest. " Got any tabaccer, Old Man? " 1S6 Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) William Howard Benson halethorpe, maryland " Tee " THE Vaiiest Plebe in his battalion — and several other battalions. That was " Tee. " And he hasn ' t changed a bit since becoming an upper classman. Who, but a ratey Plebe, would have spent every night playing poker with the First Class — not only playing with them, but also winning their money? And who, but a ratey Youngster, would have gone ashore in Halifax minus socks, garters, and a lot of other unmentionables? " Tee " bemoans his ability to savvy Math and Juice probs. Time — call to rooms at night — and the line forms outside his door. " Sav, Benny, will you work these seven probs for me? " And another good bridge game or caulk is shot. For " Tee " is a good- natured cuss; always ready to help a friend, no matter how much he may be inconvenienced by doing so. Is he a howling success with the ladies? He is! He has shown his first two June Week drags so well, how desirable married life is, that they are already married. He ' ll probably marry his last himself. Then never again — " Here ' s your two bits and two bits more. " Star {3, 2); Soccer, aNf; ' 25 (2), Block N (1); Captain Class Soccer (4). LlNGURN HlNDE BuRKHEAD COLUMBUS, NEW MEXICO " Lin " " Burk " " Bulkhead " THE purple summer sun softly sets on Lingurn ' s birthday; all the little guests are leaving; even Pancho Villa and his unwashed host. A small boy is seen in the foreground playing with a slipstick; it is a small slipstick but it will grow, until in time, when he becomes a red-necked son of the sea it will be an awe- inspiring log-log atrocity which will give one, in one setting, enough dope to fill out three income tax reports and get married. Aunt Aspasia ' s purple comforter was indeed sweet; but Uncle Pancho ' s slipstick was just the jolliest ever. Years passed, as the story books and Harold Bell Wright have it, and the little hero of Columbus, New Mexico, is now a Midshipman in the glorious Navy of our own dear Uncle Sam. But the poor prune still has his slipstick. Once his slipstick was a friend; now it is his religion. It feeds on probs and oh! what an appe- tite; but he smiles as he watches it feed. Someday when he is a big, grand Admiral he may lose it (we hope he does), and then his name will be MUD. " Hey, Willie! Turn out the light when you turn in, will vuh? " Class Tennis (3, 2, J) Juice Gang 4, 3). 1S7 Rex Smith Caldwell jackson, missouri " Rex " " Deseaba " " JJ ' oof " " ■VTOW I ain ' t gonna drag no more. " And he INI doesn ' t till the next hop. Carryin ' an agree- able disposition, Rex never gets ruffled except after comin ' back from that big Nav P-work. " Did yuh ever see such an unfair and one-sided contest? " The best cruise he ever made was on the steam- heated side wheeler " Atascadero " of the Pennsy R.R., when Navy made that West Coast trip to see whether Washington U could play football. Rex says they could. There was a party after the game, and he remembers lots of things that happened that night — honest he does. Losin ' his heart in Wildest Missouri, where they think Gloria Swanson is a second rater, Rex keeps his head when the feminine guns get goin ' , and no fair lady has won his classpin yet. His only slur on Missouri was when he said, in a thoughtless moment, that Jackson would have been a fine place for the North Pole to have been located. Then he said, " Aw, I didn ' t mean that. " Football Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); aNa (2), N (1); Rifle Team; rNt (4); Class Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Track (3, 2,1); Ring Committee. John Hillard Stillman vermillion, south dakota " Jack " " Steve " " Mabel " WHAT! hasn ' t the mail been delivered yet? " Let ' s look on " Steve ' s " table and see— so say the boys when they come back from recitation. Being somewhat of a man about town (London), and an adept at using the romantic nature of a uniform to best advantage, he naturally has met a few of the girls and thev write— Lord, how they write! But " Steve " has his troubles, too. Take the case of Second Class Sep leave — we never did understand just why she sent back all that fussing gear to you. Why did she do it " Steve? " And again, why did that fellow (whoever he was) run off to Baltimore with the tuxedo just when you needed it most! " Steve ' s " really unfortunate affairs are, however, not due to his lack of technique or finesse. Rather, they are the result of another ' s dumbness. Allowing that " It is given to a few to create, " he is likewise in agreement with the rest of the quotation that " It is the inalienable right of every living soul to enjoy. " So Vermillion should be proud of this, her native son. Class Wrestling (4 ,3, 2,1); Class Soccer (3); Class Track (3,2). 188 St WK TiviH David Collin Dreier shawano, wisconsin " Dashing Dave " FROM ' the battle ground of the Shawano Indians came this enigma. Yes, his ability to keep every one guessing predominates every other characteristic. He has fooled the boys so often that his luck has become proverbial. One moment his radiant phys- iognomy, whose expressions change like the colors of a salamander, indicates that he has cleared his road of obstacles, and the next it shows that old man Hard Luck is jumping on him with both feet. Oscillation — there you have Dave. As pleasant to him as the landing of a fat mis- sionary to some starving cannibal are dreaming and philosophizing; but more fascinating than these and as delectable to him as " Four Roses " is lugu- brious to W. J. B., is pulling the blankets over his head and going to sleep. What the Three Sisters have on their looms for him we neither know nor can guess, but this we do know — that it will be interesting and that when they eventually snip the yarn it will not be because of athletic heart. " Well, I guess I kind o ' knocked ' em for a loop today. " Orchestra (2, 1); Office Manager, Lucky Bag. Philip White pasadena, california " De Kid " " Oscar the Wolf " " Peral " AH! Here we have it! Positively the only one of L its kind in the universe; a product of the State where the miners went in forty-nine. His two years in the ranks convinced him that the Navy was a fine place, so after preparing at Goat Island, he joined our ranks in August, 1921. This hierophant and chief exponent of Darwinism, the bane of existence of three upper classes, has nev er been known to " drag " . As a misogynist, he wins the barbed wire neckerchief. Plebe year he struck acid as most of us did, and ' tis said on good authority that he had Christmas dinner with the " Super. " A great amount of extra instruction in Exec on Wednesdays and Saturdays did not play havoc with his sunny disposition. Youngster cruise indicated that he was not a very good fireman. September found him here boning primates and it was then he gained a thorough knowl- edge of his ancestors. Now we find him receiving his diploma with the best wish- es of his classmates. Ambition: To become a professor and owner of a monkey farm. 189 Richard Kenna Gaines charleston, west virginia " Dick " " Nemo " " Sheik Rashnash " DIDJA lamp that pampered pet that passed us without even a policeman ' s howde do? I wonder how he got out of the movies? " So says Hazel as we ambles our way around the Naval Acad- emy. " Don ' t bother about him, " I cautions her, because when I was little I ' d always been told by my ma to watch out for them $2 sheiks; he ' s probably already tied tighter than 42nd St. traffic on Saturday night to the result of a Wall St. wedding. " From " The Diary of a Hello Girl. " Variety is the spice of life — so says Dick. Take for instance in sports, football, soccer, lacrosse, basket- ball, fencing, bridge and crap. There ' s a boy that ' s going to get somewhere. I predicts a great future for him if he works hard and tends to his kmttin ' . Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Class Soccer (3, 2); Class Crew (1); Mandolin Club (3, 1); Pep Committee; Expert Rifleman. Russell Simonds Smith roseville, california " Noddy " " Smitty " " Nodibus " HE is the original Sunkist Kid in spitecjfV.he fact that California has the bleakest winters, the hottest summers, the finest days, and the most unusual weather. If " Noddy " gets an idea — stop, look, and listen, emphasis on the listen; and if you get tired of listen- ing, who — keep on listening because there ain ' t nothing else to do; Maryland has capital punishment. " Noddy " is not a " Red Mike. " This was conclus- ively proven one day Youngster year when he received a letter from his " O. A. O. " In answer to the letter he took a class pin out to her the next September, but he still has it, because she never came to see him. Russell is a gymnast of the double jointed variety, manager of the fly swatters, and an active enemy of Bridge. His motto is " lend nothing, bum everything, " but his roommates always have clean socks when they want them. ); " Phew! — Guess I ' ll go down and see Richardson. " " Say, that guy gets away with it. I know what I ' m going to do when " Class Gymnasium (3, 2); Manager Tennis (1); Black N. 190 Donald Charles Beard detroit, michigan " Dan " " D. C. " " Whiskers " H£ NK! Honk! Those — bicycles. " This, ladies . and gentlemen, proclaims the entrance of Donald Beard, the star of a comedy called " Mid- shipman Easy. " Nothing ever bothers " Whiskers " ; nothing ever will, for he is too busy enjoying today to worry about tomorrow. " Dan " breezed in along with the rest of the gang in the summer of ' 21. He never worried about wheth- er he was going to stay in or not, so, as a consequence, he is still with us. Not savvy, but still able to fool the profs, he stands well up in the favored few with- out much effort. And, if there is anything that is irk- some to " D. C. ' s " sensitive spirit, it is work. That is the only thing that prevents his being an athlete. He burst forth in a blaze of ambition Plebe summer and rowed in a battalion shell. But the effort was too great, and he has been for the remainder of his time here an enthusiastic member of the Radiator Club. In fact, he is close to being Chief Warmer. " Hey, Wop. We smoke. Found a dime in the waterway this morning. " Class Football (1); Plebe Crete Squad: Lucky Bag. Monroe Young McGown, Jr. ellsworth, maine " Mono " " McNightie " " Maggy " AFTER spending the most of Plebe year, a . better part of Youngster year in sv among the branches of va rious trees in an Ac; forest, " El Mono " at last came down to tread face of ol ' Mother Earth with the rest of hi mortals. This specimen of the wrath of God hails from booze center of Maine. While residing in Ellswo Exzema " made several trips to the mainland — dear reader, our hero is a modern Robinson C " Maggy " made his pin money at the artful dc " herring snatching. " Ananias in all his glory caught such large fish as did " Mono. " However call of the sea was too much for " McNighti his presence in our midst. After a two years course, " Maggie " left the environs of " Bah to gain the ranks of the Crabtown sheiks. The runt has experimented with various arranging his coi 1 the emic n the mere i the th, -for, ' rusoe. dge of never the ence norv ies of r. He has parted it this way and that, until it has just about departed. An old saying is: " Hair doesn ' t grow on mar- ble. " Dearly beloved, did you ever hear of a marble top on a cheap piece of fur- 191 Allan Coyle Paul walla walla, washington " Pops " " Pablo " WELL, I fooled ' em again. " When he makes this remark, " Pablo " is gazing at the list of " unsats " in anything, especially Math. After making a 2.5 flat for two years, he miscalculated, Second Class year, and bilged Math. A period of intensive boning pulled him through a re-exam, so his Math, troubles were over. " Pops " holds most of the local long-distance caulking records. About 8:00 P. M., every evening, he says, " Fruit, I ' ll study that in the morning, " and with these words, he carefully drapes himself over the bed. If he had spent more time over his books and less time over his mattress — but he didn ' t. He is an altruist of the first order. It has been estimated that the number of skags bummed from him, placed end to end, would reach from Annapolis to Hoboken. It has been a pleasure to have his cheerful and calm presence among us. John Leslie Melgaard thief river falls, minnesota " Honest John " " Bowdiich, the Boy Navigator " THIS is station XYZ broadcasting the tfilattof one John Leslie Melgaard — " he bane wun fine boy! " " Now, here ' s the wheeze " — and Honest Jawn is ofF. As a concocter of radio hook-ups he knows no equal. A quart of pure decrement, six teaspoonfuls of volts, an ampere and a pinch of amplification, and Jawn has rigged up a new set. Besides his marked ability in capturing the elusive waves, " Norski " poked a powerful pin on class fencing teams. On the tennis courts, he swung a mean racquet. When Jawn went after something, he went; the old " go and get it spirit " plays a leading role in his make-up. He was a student and gentleman, threw the Academics for many a loss, and earned the handle of " Savvy. " " Honest Jawn " has a ready smile and a ready hand to help those lost in the maze of milliamps and microfarads. Only one thing gave Jawn trouble, and that was a temper housed under a fiery thatch. Station J. L. M. signing off. Class Tennis (4); Class Fencing (4, 3, 2). 192 Richard Eugene Nellis staten island, new york! " Dick " " Nello " " Diogenes " THR Ic ig of it is Dick himself and the short of it is this: His ready laugh makes you just know he is around without even seeing him. He has all the requisites of a Snake, but hereby hangs the tale. He is a charter member of the Red Mikes. Those of us who know him have reason to believe there is a cause for this. Some of us know the cause, and she sure is worth it. Trying to lay claim to citizenship caused him more than one embarrassing moment Plebe year. Hard ' 22: " Hey, Long boy, where you from? " Humbly, " New York, sir. " Harder ' 22: " Well, what part of New York? " More humbly, " Staten Island, sir. " Hardest ' 22: " Who ever told you Staten Island is in New ork? " It ' s a foreign country, understand? " Most humbly, " Yes, sir. " Dick and the " Ac " Department get along like old-time buddies. Every time he goes on duty, his roommate hits the tree in Math for the week. The Dago Department insists that he should be tried for murder of their beloved mother tongue. Dick, study- ing Math: " Hey, Newt, I found another mistake in the math book. " Class Soccer (J, 2, 1 ): Class Crew (4, 1); Class Football (4). Wallace Sheridan Newton brooklyn, new york " Fig " " Newt " " Wally " SOUND off, Mister. " The above, meekly:— " Midshipman Newton, fourth class, Brooklyn, sir. " His inquisitive visitor: " Where ' s Brooklyn? " " Next to New York, sir. " H. I. V.: " Where ' s New York? " " Next to Brooklyn, sir. " So here we have Newt hailing from Brooklyn, which, according to him, makes New York what it is today. Before entering upon his career in the Navy, Fig owned a canoe; so when he started Navigation by knocking the exams for a 4.0, his excuse was that " one can learn a lot in a canoe. " Yes, we ' ll all agree that the " Boy Navigator " must have learned a lot in a canoe as far as the canoe went, but evidently it didn ' t go so far for when out of sight of land, Kid Star Shooter was lost. When asked what happened to his ship he would answer, " Well, it ' s this way. I, now being an " A " swimmer, decided to put it to a test. Here I am; the tub will be here later. " Wallie ' s favorite saying when asked when the big day is coming off, " Well, I don ' t want to makeonehap- py and disappoint so many. ' Class Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Lacrosse (4, 3,2,1) ; Expert Rifleman. 193 Frederick Kent Loomis parkersburg, west virginia (t T » Loom WE recommend for your consideration and perhaps for vour emulation— Frederick Kent, Alias " Loomi. " Because he fled from the fields of West Virginia, first to the ultra-civilization of Wash- ington, and thence to this arsenal of learning on the Severn. Because he is versatile, brilliant and pos- sessed of a sense of humor — witness his conception of a joke. " Yea, I made a 3.6 this morning. " Because ot the success he has achieved in Academics. Because he has, despite many unfortunate amours revers, finally fallen in love. Because, lacking the physique of a giant, he has left athletics to those who could find pleasure therein. Because he is usually right and has the courage of his convictions. Because his love of ease and freedom from worry are contagious. Because he is more or less a " bon-vivant, " thinking little of the future except in dreams, and will- ing to live and let live. And finally because, after a few years in China, he ought to come back more Asiatic than any we have yet seen, but none the less a great success. Lucky Bag Staff. Roland Benjamin Vanasse coventry, rhode island " Rolls " " Red " " ChavelW THE world lost a great diplomat when Ylop!o came into the Navy. The easy manner in which work and worry avoid him prove this. And then, too, he is a blood of the first water. He may not be able to give you off " hand the interior ballistics of Bancroft Hall, but just ask him who Lord Whatnot ' s mother-in-law was and if she really liked coffee better than tea. Rollo has been a confirmed Red Mike since Young- ster year as a result of two blind drags earlier in his Naval career. We have never been able to get the details of either occasion because words fail him when he tries to describe them, but we gather that they must have been gruesome. His a cademic career has been easy sailing except for the first term of Second Class year when he ran aground. He was able, however, to get clear with no casualties. Rolls expects to head for the Gyrene Corps upon graduation. We hope it won ' t prove fatal, however, for, as shipmates, we hope to meet again in the fleet. li 194 William Claiborne Latrobe AT LARGE " Moke " " Clay " IT w»u7d take more space than I am allotted, to write all there is to be written about Clay. His particular hobbies are wrestling and abiding by the Naval Academy regulations — and he has reaped the reward of the latter. He has shown us what success is brought about by perseverance, in reaching a high proficiency in wrestling. He has always managed to stand in good stead with the Ac Department — as, no doubt, a twenty-inch slide rule will testify. A unique thing about Clay, however, is his idea of femmes in general — somewhat of a non-conformist in this respect. So far, he has declined to even con- sider them. Dame Rumor hath it, though, that there is someone in the background, that just about fills the ideal — the only trouble is, that she fulfills the ideal of many others. Wrestling Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Soccer (3, 2); Varsity Numerals. B Sherry Thomas McAdam pensacola, florida " Sherry " " Mac " EHOLD our Sherry from ' way down south, where everyone enjoys swimming all the year round. When winter comes, you can bet that he wishes he were back in that old podunk of his. From the first day, Sherry started out to learn everything about the Navy. The one line, however, that struck his fancy most was signalling. I mean to say that he learned very successfully that branch of the good old service of ours. During the daytime, he keeps his buzzer sounding, and at night, his blinker flashing. He ' s always a hard worker — but lax enough to fall in and out of love every leave, and to carry on a few affairs during the meantime. Those colored, very sweet-scented letters arrive in every mail! How he loves to trifle with their hearts. Cruel youth! Never- theless, there is the Only One somewhere around. If you were to place Sherry on the signal bridge of any old ship, be it cat- boat or dreadnought, he would be very satisfied with life. Gymnasium Squad (4); gNAt. Edward Lewis Beck corfu, new york " Ed " " Eddie " " Becky " HE has blonde hair and blue eyes and he ' s not Swedish! Can you beat that? Ed hails from Corfu. If you ever went there, you would know that Corfu is not a Greek Island. Why, there are no restaurants!! He steps out up there, for there is no curfew in Corfu. " Now, my dear, dear friend. Have you seen Will Power tonight? Listen to this one, will you? " " I ' m goin ' South. " He doesn ' t like peanuts very much. Bowling and peanuts are as distasteful to Ed as Castoria and Malted Milk to a baby. Bowling must have a big attraction for a man to forsake an oar. Ed has the customary weakness of a Navy man — les femmes — sometimes it ' s singular and sometimes it ' s plural, but it can ' t go on that way forever. Just because a man is salty, is no sign that he ' s a resident of Salt Lake City. " You see all that? Well I did all that this morning with my pitchfork; I won- der if the fried cow is ready yet? " B -Squad Football (2); Numerals (2); Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); Class Crew ( I ) : Numerals ( ). Harold Fletcher Dearth eau claire, wisconsin " Red " " Harry " " If. F. " HAVING been born and reared in ' - Indiana, Harold lays claim to his being a " Hoosier, " but officially he emerges from Wisconsin. " Harry " has had " hard Pickin ' " during his life as " A Spoiled and Pampered Pet. " " To be unsat " the first three months of each term is " H. F. ' s " motto, but watch him " strut his stuff " on the finals. A man who can remain here year after year, make but one leave and still be cheerful, is one to be admired. Harry does it. Second Class cruise showed that " Red " is an embryo Gunnery Officer, when by his invaluable service as a firing trainer, he helped turret No. five of the " N. D. " to win the coveted " E. " " Lots of ability and not much ambition " and you have Harry Prat, a member of the Radiator Club and a " Red Mike " of the strictest kind. His summary of an evening spent dragging — " Whew! I had a miserable night. " " C ' mon Harry, let ' s bowl. " - — " Naw, gotta bone tonight. Gee, this math is fierce — Hey, Pablo; let ' s go to the movies. " H Ufa honor j men. malt 196 H Willis Henry Pickton akron, ohio " Pick " " Witty " " Grandpa " BRE ' S " Pick " — there ' s late blast! A sprint, a slide, a couple of Plebes knocked over, and " Pick " wins by a nose. A brace like a Jakey Reed ' s full-dress " ad, " a brilliant mind, and a high se nse of honor and duty, make him a natural-born leader of men. Women? They follow him in droves. " Pick, the sarcastic " — that ' s what the gentler sex calls this fickle male. He shoots ' em the straight dope on what they rate with him — and they think it ' s sarcasm. But his sense of beauty (feminine) ranks supreme; we ' ll always trade him a dance without knowing his " drag. " Experiences have made him a reputed man of the world; if you want to buy champagne at half-price, make your liberties with old " Grandpa. " A grafting politician, always, whether it be free 500-mile airplane rides or merely new mandolin strings. And musically-inclined? We-11, he has a Lyre-N from the Mandolin Clubs and a D.D. from the Choir. Yes, " Pick ' s a variable quantity, " and though a ladies ' man, part of the time, he ' s a man ' s man all the time. " Let ' s caulk. " (Flop . . snore . . snore . . snore . . bell). " Is that late blast? " Class Boxing (4); Class Lacrosse (4); Class Tennis (2); Class Soccer (5, 2, 1): Mandolin Club (3, 2, 1); Choir (3). Black N n w Kenneth Vernon Dawson manistee, michigan K.I. Ken £iggi HAT ' S wrong with this picture? Nothing, folks, if you ' ll take Ken ' s word for it. As we are given neither to lying nor to contradicting a gentleman, the following is apt to be somewhat superficial. Our cute and clever (this applies not only to looks) little desperado from the backwoods makes terrible threats, but these are not to be feared as is his scathing sarcasm, made bearable only by the accompanying smile of good will. He is a keen ob- server which at once points his wit and excuses his pessimism. Don ' t be misled by that look of innocence which caused the successful issue of a tilt with the exec departments over Ken ' s activities as an importer. Box score— Dawson, -- N . The len, too, his success at bridge is too poignant a mem- ory to be passed unsung. Ever since Ken ' s firing- pointer days aboard the " Arkie " six trumps have meant six tricks. Class Lacrosse (4, 3); Rifle Squad (3); Class Soccer (2); Class Tennis (2); Black N . 197 Robert Norton McFarlane graham, texas " Mac " " Pory " " Packy " MAC " came to us full of high hopes and ambi- tions, and to his great credit, he has succeeded in realizing most of them. Plebe year was a hard climb for him, but sticking manfully to his job, he came out with colors flying. Studious and serious in all his thoughts, as time went on, he found more time for amusements and engaged in many of the pursuits which occupy the attention of the Academy man. Being a good all-round athlete, Mac succeeded in winning his place on the class baseball, football, and wrestling teams. He is also a champion bridge player. Mac has always taken his social duties seriously, and religiously pays homage to all prominent officials located here or in Washington. In addition to this he has found time to take interest in the social work of the Academy, principally the Y. M. C. A., choir and chapel exercises. Though not a consistent " snake " he is well known to the fairer sex for miles around due to his graceful terpsi- chorean achievements. Here ' s to you, Mac. " Please pass the red eye. " Class Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Wrestling (4, 3, 2); Varsity Lacrosse (2). William Jefferson Marshall henderson, kentucky " Marsh " " Bill " " Billy " THIS innocent-looking lad strolled into our f midst from dear old Kentucky, endowed with all of a Kentuckian ' s taste and discernment for the three famed attributes of his state — whiskey, good-looking women, and fast horses, preferably, the two former. A year at Centre and its sister institution K. C. W., are largely responsible for this and his collegiate tastes. Occasionally, Bill dons his track uniform and steps around the track, but his true speed is not for the cinder path, rather is it reserved for the primrose path of dalliance. Almost a star man, Bill takes life easily. Boccaccio is his favorite author, but he wields a wicked pen himself, judging from the various colored envelopes that adorn his table each morning; whether it ' s the same line to all, or to each a different one, it seems to bring results. He has seen the world, too. From darkest Mart- inique to Halifax, from Lisbon to Louisville, he knows ' em all. Just ask him and then listen — " Say, you ought to come down to Kentucky. " Track NA (4); N (3), aNa (2); B-Squad Football (4); Class Football (3); Company Representative (2, 1); Star (2); Class Supper Committee. nor, ' 198 NEWARK, NEW JERSEY " Monty " " Duke " FEVS people thought that this young man would venture so far from fair Newark, but he started out for fame and fortune, minus the fortune, bv coming to the Naval Academy. Just how he managed to win his appointment when opposed by five hun- dred of Newark ' s best is still a mystery, but we give the Duke credit for being some manager. The rigors of Plebe year seemed to worry him not, for he became famous as " the Plebe who got away without walking extra-duty. " This young man, however, has his faults, his chief one being a blonde, a peculiar fact because he, himself, is one. Most of his other faults may be found listed in the little blue Navy Bible, U. S. N. A. Regs.; one must know him to appreciate him and his numerous virtues. Of course he is strong and handsome — just look at that picture! Is it any wonder that Lionel Strong- tort wanted his testimonial? Having won his hash- marks in the battle of Culebra, and having broken up a razor battle in St. Kitts, Monty feels confident of overcoming all obstacles. And he will, for he is a man and a true friend. Asst. Mgr., Basketball (2, 1); Manager (1), N ( ); Class Baseball (4, 3, 2, 1); Reception Committee (1). Max Harrison Bailey pittsburgh, pennsylvania " Billy " " Max " " Biddle " MAX is a man of the world — boiler-maker, switch- man, electrician, garter snake, boy navigator, tea hound, politician de luxe, are but a few of the titles won by this lad. The latest dope is that he is taking up Mah Jongg. Poor fellow, he is in love. When he doesn ' t get his daily cart-load of mail, he is a bad, bad man. Can you blame the girls, though, for being snared by such a handsome, curly-haired, blue-eyed specimen of humanity ? The story is told that he walked twenty miles one night to visit a lady fair — he arrived in time to catch the milk train back or he would have walked the other way, too. Then there was a Satur- day night in New York, but he can tell that best. His adventures in Lisbon, Copenhagen, Panama, and other places would make some of our dime novels sell for two cents. 199 Harry Lee Ferguson, Jr. cristobal, canal zone " Fergie " " Elsie " V AKE a good look at this young man. On first acquaintance, no one has ever accused him ot heing a champion snake, but all his friends know. One fair victim of " the spell of the tropics " admitted with a tender pensive look that she didn ' t know how he did it. He ' s so quiet, and dignified— notice the walk especially— and unassuming; but of course we aren ' t privileged to see him alone with a femme. But there ' s another side— an intense longing for something long denied him — a love as great as Everett Hale ' s famous " Man without a Country " — " Back to the tropics, oh, let me go. I hate this land of ice and snow. I wanta be down on the Isthmus, Where there ' s summer-time at Christmas ! " Isn ' t laziness terrible? I declare, if it weren ' t tor that affliction our hero ' d surely be a prize Navy swimmer. But he ' s content with his numerals. Haralson Furguson Smith hattiesburg, mississippi " Smitty " " Skinny " " Smytht EMPTY that dish and send out for more ' —and " Smythe " two-blocks the bean flag amid the clashing cymbals of soup-spoons. Training, always training, constantly restraining the beast within. As he throttles the seventh slab of ice cream he vic- toriously squilgees his chin and absolutely refuses to dissipate. . , Chow, however, is not Smitty s only hobby; tor he drags in all of his royal glory to each and every June ball. At the hops, with the wind abaft the beams, his chestnut curls streaming from the fore, he sails merrily on to conquests— running free ; running wild. Although not particularly " savvy, " he has quite easily baffled the Ac Department with that knowing look! In Steam especially— like Ericson and Fulton of old, he is continually developing new ideas, de- cidedly original. Having won the individual Hog-Wrestling Cham- pionship of Forrest County for three consecutive years, this youth applied said prowess in jelly-rolling around the wrestling loft in season. Always in train- ing. This is merely preparatory work, however, for spring track. M " Hey, pipe down, will yuh? I gotta bone. Choir (4,3,2, J); Glee Club (3, 2,1); Orchestra (3); Class Track {4, 3, 2); Class Fencing (_ ); Gymkhana Band (3, 2). William Harrison Standley, Jr. AT LARGE " Bill " " Captain " " Lionel " JOHNNY Bluebird! 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1! Whis- tle! Toby! (Those who don ' t know the meaning of the above, may ask Bill for an explanation). Our hero, who hails from California, was little- known among us, until we continuously heard the sonorous voice of the " Ape " from down the corri- dor, calling for the " Captain. " From then on, Bill was in great demand. Not a star in any particular line of endeavor, our future admiral is a jack-of-all-trades-and-sports. In academics, he has had his ups and downs, being for the most part up, and seldom down. In the gym and on the field, " Bill " cannot only keep his own with the " Gang, " but can lead most of them in anything from tiddle-di-winks to lacrosse! And with the women — ! Warm puppies! Rufold is never in it with this boy when it comes to shaking a tingling hoof with some fair damsel. " Bill ' s " greatest trouble lay in picking the ONE fair maiden; after four years of constant effort and varying success, our young hero is still unattached. Well, good luck to you, old man, but he who falls last, falls hardest. Hop Committee ( ); Class Swimming (4, 3, 2); Aubrey Gilpin Lanston washington, district of columbia " Aubrey " " The Snake " " San " A FEW months ' sea service prior to entrance was enough to convince Aubrey that the Navy wasn ' t such a bad place after all. Having taken the initial step, he had very little trouble sticking, as the Academics proved fruit for him. He buried math Plebe year, and as for the rest of the studies they were too elementary. Sleeping and eating were his favorite pastimes, and pulling sat in both was his hobby. Aubrey possesses a mean wallop, a pair of bell bottom trou, and the ability to balance a teacup to perfection. He excels in the Terpsichorean art, the proof of which we leave to the ladies. Phrases such as " How divine, " and " What a heavenly dancer, " have become monotonous to him from constant repetition. The boxing world lost a good man for awhile in the " snake, " but regained him again when he staged a comeback in the class fights. As a just reward for his services rend- ered in combat, he received a transfer from life on the P. A. list to that as a com- mon midshipman. The P. A. list has been his billet time and again, and " Hard Luck " has made a rubber stamp of his name for future ref- erence. Class Eoxing (2). 201 William Benjamin Krieg pottsville, pennsylvania " Mister Green " " Shorty " LADIES, gentlemen, Math and Juice depart- 4 ments — we have here the other celebrity of the two hop twins. Bill appeared in the yard, the latter part of August, in his first long trou. To have seen him, one would have concluded that he was merely wearing his older brother ' s trou, but on closer observation, it was seen that he possessed a beard. The next day, he appeared in white works, and from then on the mystery was solved; he was a midshipman and, as such, was at least sixteen years old. Plebe year started with a bang; it was Bill ' s lot to fall to the hardest bunch of first classmen in the Regiment. He submerged at the first meal, and came up with a greenish tinge gracing his countenance. He immediately acquired the name " Mister Green. " Mister Green proved the sage of the mess-hall; the first-class stayed awake, nights, trying to think of questions that he couldn ' t answer. " Second hour recitation tomorrow. What do you say we turn the light out. " loquatious gent who can enlighten anyone on the Standard Oil Company, for he has read the book entitled " The Hist ory of Oil; " and he can do the same with reference to the Exide Battery people, for he has studied juice boxes in the E. E. and P. Depart- ment; he can, furthermore, clarify for you any data regarding the Army Air Service, for he reads the " Naval Institute; " yet he displays a remarkable knowledge of the Navy; perhaps you will not think that he is a superman when you learn that he was sent to us from Virginia where a man ' s a man for a ' that, as he says. " Hop, " his very appropriate nickname, explains him at his best. He is the lad who, when formation is sounded, removes his hat, puts on his glasses, and starts for formation. To the inventor belongs the spoils; so spouteth our " Hop " when, on his Second Class cruise, he in- troduced new billets for his classmates. His berth was the well-known ammunition hoist ! The following day HOP headed the pap sheet. Class Numerals — Soccer 202 William Sihler fort wayne, indiana " Bill " " Ishier " SA " i?p?pe down, will you? Can ' t you let a fellow sleep once in a while? For sake, when rhe are you coming to bed? " " Bill would turn in regu- larly with " Call to rooms " — just as sure as the " In charge of room plate " was on his room-mate ' s locker — and he was invariably ready for inspection when reveille sounded. Plebe summer found this lad with only one hun- dred forty-five pounds checked against his 6 ' 1 " altitude, so he proceeded to employ his entire time studying the life of Lionel Strongfort. Before the year was over, he chalked up one hundred seventy- eight and really began to look human. He became an ardent student in the art of Jiu-jitsu, and soon mastered the side chancery and further crotch hold — a very difficult hold. " Bill " was ' also becoming an accomplished crew man when he discovered that the strenuous sport was keeping him awake some nights as late as eight o ' clock, so he quit it and went out for Socko. Plebe Crew Squad; Class Gymnasium (2); Class Crezv Squad ( ). James Victor Query, Jr. charlotte, north carolina " Jimmy " " Vic " " The Kid " ABOVE, gentle reader, you have the runner-up to Ix. Brigham Young " hisself. " Only the code of the Academy prevented Jimmie from following in the footsteps of that famous son of Utah — on an average of once a week, " The Kid " was always in a state of love. To prove it: when we first found him, way back in ' 21, he was paying for his telegrams home and sending her ' s collect. He has changed a little since, though — buying special delivery stamps has kept him so flat, that, now, he sends them both collect. Letter writing was one of his failings, and he was for- ever getting them mixed. His miniature remained with him for one day. Everything went fine until he went home and found her wearing it only when she expected to see him. " Oh, H — ! They ' re all alike, " he said, and the second notch was cut in the ring. Vocation, a fine musical critic; favorite flower, wall; favorite tune, " Pay Day, Pay Day " ; favorite sport, mastication; " Hey, Jim, you 203 I Clarence Edward Haugen fort dodge, iowa " Hoogen " " Nero " " Mother " OWA — in the golden West where men are men and — you know. That ' s where Clarence is from, and if you don ' t think he ' s proud of it, just ask him. As the Dago department puts it, Iowa parted with an " homobono " — six feet and no shoes either. Known as " Nero " to the upperclassmen during Plebe life, he put Fort Dodge on the map by showing the Ac Department that it couldn ' t bilge him out. He also showed us that he could handle a lacrosse stick, and from class lacrosse to tennis and back again, he has done his bit in athletics. And yea, he drags, too! In fact, he doesn ' t miss often. You can find him at any of the hops at Uncle Sam ' s big school for little Mids on the Severn, and he ' s dangerously proficient at it. As it happens, this isn ' t the only suit in which he flourishes with the fairer sex, just ask him about Halifax, Spain, Den- mark, or our own little New York. More seriously though, Clarence has made many friends, both in and out of the academy in these four years. ' You hadn ' t better! " Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 2 Class Soccer (1); Class W ater-Polo Class Tennis (2); Lucky Bag Staff. Byron Chase Wanglin, Jr. webb city, missouri " Wang " " Wang-Wang " " B. Chase " OUT of the great open spaces came thft lad to cast his lot with Neptune. Whether the inspira- tion came from navigating a row boat on the Mis- souri River or steering a binder through the wheat- fields of Kansas we know not. Whichever it was, we are sure he is heading in the right direction. And does he sing? Just ask him about his rendition of the Wang Wang Blues. " You know what I mean. " With the fairer sex we have this boy at his best. Can ' t you see it in his eyes, that winsome smile and frolicsome expression. But more than that, this child has a line that makes the stronger of them totter. A glance at his locker door bears evidence of this. Athletics also claim him, and in class gym- nasium and track he has contributed his share towards their success. With his grim determination and winning per- sonality, coupled with the qualities that make a man and a true friend we have no fear for his future. Class Track (4,3,2); Class Gym (3, 2, 1): Class Tennis (4, 3, 2); Class Swimming (3); Class Fencing (4). 204 George Jackson Overstreet brunswick, georgia " Old Man " " C2H4 " " Jack " WE »ju f it know you will want one like our George, so here ' s the recipe: 1 cupful of extract of snake oil; you know, the black, curly hair, twinkling eye, kind. Plenty of amiability, and then some. Loads of common sense. 2 cupfuls of generosity. 1 heaping teaspoonful of Southern Temper. 2 lbs. of humor (wet a bit to improve). Add the vocal cords of a sore-throated mocking- bird; mix well, knead on the good old pap sheet, and bake four years in Uncle Sam ' s oven. Now, then, you have him, the " Old Man, " the kind the Navy makes. Yes, girls, he is terrible with the women. When it comes to breaking hearts he is worse than a bull elephant with blind staggers in a china shop. But the best of all was when George would get a rather thin letter, fling it down in disgust, bang his old cold-drawn pipe on the radiator and say, " H— 1, if that ' s the way she feels about it I ' ll dissolve the friendship. " George " was some little " dissolver. " Choir (4, 3,2, 1): Glee Club ( ); Class Bozvling Team (1); Sub-Squad (4). Walter Fred Moeller oradell, new jersey " Jerry " " Abe " " Freddie " JERRY " came to us from old New Joisey — his Podunk is just forty-five minutes from Broad- way by telephone. Along with ten other men who chose the dauntless life of a seaman, " Jerry " sought entrance into the Academy via competitive examina- tion, and to those of us who are better acquainted with him it is useless to say that he is deserving of the honor bestowed him by not only emerging vic- torious, but also by the attractive average he made. " Jerry " maintained that good average and grad- uated " with credit. " During the four years of many hardships and few joys, there was rarely ever an occasion when he could not voice his opinion in an optimistic manner. In him we find a strong advocate to the old creed of unsel- fishness, a staunch friend, and one with an unwaver- ing spirit of loyalty to those to whom he is subordin- ate. I, personally, might recall many nights he would help others with undying patience, and unerring pre- cision. May good fortune crown his efforts; for " Jer- ry " we predict a happy and prosperous future. Class Tennis (4); j Varsity Tennis (3, 2, 1); tNt (J); N (2). w v ■.■■ rr 205 William Hial Truesdell ashley, illinois " Bill " STRAIGHT from our modern city of Ashley, Illinois, came its pride and joy. Early in Plebe year he began to illustrate his executive and military ability by escorting Lady Springfield to extra duty on Saturday and Wednesday. Bill has always shown Red Mikeish tendencies around Uncle Sam ' s School for Little Boys, but on the cruise and Sep. leave watch him step. On Young- ster Sep. leave Bill even took a sword home in order to impress the girls and show the old home town how to " Take Charge. " Moreover he is a firm believer in that old Navy axiom — " A girl in every port, " as is indicated by those blue enveloped, weekly, missiles from bally old England. He demonstrated his athletic ability early in Plebe year by safely eluding the sub and weak squads, but never could get started at any one sport. As a result, he joined the Radiator and Chance Clubs and soon made himself famous by his seemingly marriage to Lady Luck. Bill could draw anything from two pair to the mail, and in fu- ture we will always have with us that familiar cry, " Gangway, Lemme draw my mail. " Lee Farrand Sugnet portland, oregon S ug Lee IN 1921, a diminutive Portland Ore oi? ' an was reported to be heading Academyward. Thus Lady Luck has favored us with Sug. He came — he saw— and he has fooled the Ac. Department; always keep- ng well above the old 2.5. Early Plebe year he made his debut to fame, making the corridors ring for the upperclassmen, with that famous Osky-wow-wow yell, which could be heard innumerable times night and day. In spite of his short shadow, his chosen sport is crew — not rowing — but riding, and every day after the season starts, one can find him show- ing the coach who should be the coxswain. He is not a snake, a Red Mike, nor a Bolshevik, but the highest type of a friend. We are expecting to hear of " Sug " in later life. Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); aNa (2); Boxing Squad (3). 206 Harold Oscar Larson manistee, michigan " Swede " " Yence " " H 2 0 " HEJJEtyou have him! — the only handsome Swede in captivity, and just as good as he looks. H 2 0 ' s life at the Academy has been one orgy of hunt- ing roommates. Everybody likes him, but it seems they don ' t stay; five of them passed out into the cold outside the first three years. Isn ' t it too bad that block N ' s aren ' t given for all Academy records? One glance indicates Yence ' s origin — the wilds of Michigan. He migrated East because the great open spaces became too cramped for his activities. There are other rumors, but ! Cares and worries go over his head like a tent, the only time of this mon- otonous existence seriously considered by him being between taps and reveille — often extended to thir- teen seconds before chow formation! An egotistical philanthropist, he likes to see others enjoy themselves provided HIS non-reg pockets are well lined. His famous " Struttin ' Strolls " generally show a net loss of next month ' s pay as an only asset. happy, carefree, and a good sport; what more need be said ? Black N ( ); Lucky Bag. George Lloyd Todd detroit, michigan " Toad " " Savvy " " Tedee " TOAD is one of the few lumber jacks from Michi- gan who manage to get through the Academy without losing anything more important than his sanity, which proves that accidents will happen. When the lad sallied forth from the wilds of Detroit, he thought the Navy consisted of two honey barges and a house-boat, but, during Youngster cruise, found that there was also a lot of coal, and dirty coal, at that! Now he swears that one battle wagon has more parts than a Ford. (This shows how he under-estimates Fords in general.) He swears he studies harder than anybody at the Academy, but nobody has ever caught him with a text-book open unless it is at a time when he is trying to explain to a forlorn classmate a prob. he " can ' t see. " He quotes Milton: " Why study when there is a good book to read ? " Not a snake, he flopped so hard when the right one came along that it will take him life and ten years to recover. He is cross-eyed, because, no matter where his gaze wanders, one eye is always fixed on the O.A.O. ' s photo. " Pipe down, gang. Here comes a W. O., and I ' m dragging Saturday. " Log (4, 3, 2,1); Manager Log (1). 207 Edward George Muth st. louis, missouri " Eddy " " E. G. " EDDY came to us from those who went before; their loss, our gain. Here he comes down the corridor (impersonating the well-known Pan), slams open the door, and " Oh, gee! Oh, gosh! Oh, golly! I ' m in love! " Yes, this is our dear " Eddy, " and we make no apologies. " When did you hear from China last, ' E. G. ' ? " " Oh, I got her Christmas greetings last June Week. " If you talk about ambition you are speaking of our Eddy. " I ' m going to purify the Asiatics and make it safe for missionaries. " Now, 1 ask you like a brother, what do? He ' s a charter member of the " Original Radiator Hounds. " After a lengthy discourse by one of its many members, peep over at Eddy, and listen for five minutes or more; you ' ll hear a blinky " W-w-whatjs that? " Yes, it ' s just as Prof. said ; " He ' s here in carcass, but not in spirit. " (Where ' s that, Eddv : ) Warren Potter Mowatt ashland, wisconsin Doc Doug FROM the frozen North comes " Doug. ' VIWever, on cold nights he puts his overcoat, reefer, etc., over his bed just like the rest of us. Yes, he became acclimated. " Lead on! Napoleon follows with a mamma jack- ass behind him. " Such were the days in Trinidad; and merry days they were. " There ain ' t two women in the world good enough for us— shake on it! " And, like fools, we did. Al- though " Doug " dislikes blondes, two bits says he falls for one some day; for he is a brunette, and oppo- sites attract, so ' tis said. As for wives, for the first year and a half he divorced them all by the " bilging " method. Yet he says he isn ' t " savvy. " Well, if he did get a 2.50 flat in Youngster Dago, he has Madame Consolation in the fact that Dago isn ' t so all-fired important anyway. Although a bit reckless, rough, and ready, " Doug " has proven himself to be an all-round regular fellow. So it ' s " Top o ' the morning " to him, but give us the rest of the day to ourselves, especially when he starts talking about our being in love. Track Squad (4, 3, _ ' , Class Football (4, 1): Track NA 14). 1) 20S Ernest Saint Clair vonKleeck, Jr. baltimore, maryland " Von " " Kleeckie " " Squeeker " W HAT are you doing coming over the side at ten o ' clock this fine morning, Mr. von Kleeck, " asked the O. O. D. of the Delaware Second Class cruise. " Von " just happened to be on another one of his exploits — but this one cost him a week of Sep leave on the Reina. It was really a climax of a romantic adventure. Hand it to him, though, for it was the only one in his many love affairs in which he suffered a loss. Savvy? My Gosh! — he baffles many a prof by his foolish questions. Just a matter of delaying the game of " Draw slips, man the boards. " He is very sociable, and has a dangerous proclivity for playing practical jokes, in which art he is a genius and is never out- witted by his classmates. Proud of his athletic heart, because it gives him an excuse for being a staunch member of the Radiator club; but always ready to go on any kind of a party. But, alter all, his petty idiosyncrasies are super- ficial, behind which is a character, a potentiality, that time alone can bring out and substantiate. Choir (4, 3); Black N. Hubert Temple Waters grandview, texas " Hal " " Cozvboy " " Hank " LOCHINVAR came out of the West. Sordid j Cowboy. The only prime difference is that the former came earlier. Otherwise, they are practically identical. Of course our Cowboy has not carried off any fair damsel — that is, not on horseback. Yet in soaring spirits and fancy free he is the husband of a hundred wives! Youngster cruise served to dismount Hal from his pony and, after a fashion, to convert him into a deep-sea sheik. Every hop found Hank with one of two well-known lines — receiving or stag. With his genial smile, characteristic of the great open spaces, he assured each little girl that her star was on the meridian. In the classroom, Cowboy resembles the virile pioneer. A smoke-screen of chalk dust, the gnashing of teeth, a brief interval, and — Hank emerges, P-rade rest, with a " Read- ' em-and-weep " look as on the blue print above. Savvy ? On leave, the Puncher cuts loose. All the pent-up energy of ' steen ac months bursts forth in a wild orgv of feverish dissipation. He often spends hours upon hours in the public library! Class Football (4, 3); Class Track (3); Sub-Squad. 209 Donald Cord Varian baltimore, maryland " Don " " Adonis " " Red " WHO said red-headed men were not handsome? Don is more; he is distinguished. Hailing from Baltimore, famous for its oysters, Don looks the world in the eye and dares anyone to even hint that it was not made for his benefit. He is so dignified we think he should have been a minister of the Gospel. Don is famous for a certain run made during a company football game, and for his way with the women. He claims to be a hardened " Red Mike, " but a constant inflow of letters from the fair sex contradicts his statements. He wields a wicked pen and is ever ready to cheer some young damsel with the words therefrom. But the results are interesting. We of the old second deck will always remember the letters from the Seafaring Jane. Until this year he has been a true member ot the Radiator Club. He always has a good yarn to spin and has that often lacking quality, the ability to spin it. He has one axiom in which he believes implicitly. " A Special a day keeps the blues away. " Log Staff CO; Class Football (3, J). Martin Rowland Peterson beardstown, illinois " Pete " " Chicken " " Mr ' p! " NOW you may think, with a crafty wiwk you ' ve got the dope on this here gink. But you are slightly out of phase, so let us clear away the haze and expose to view the Ladies ' Craze: A native of the Middle West, he hocked his shirt and sold his vest to follow the life he loved the best. Fairly smart, well-versed in art, he solved the aca- demic chart. Never bothered much with the Danes and Dutch nor interested himself in the likes of such, ' til now he stands, without his hands, leaving his mark upon the sands— of " Gay Paree " and Time. Always out of cigarettes, never dances, sometimes pets, hates the " drys " and loves the " wets. " Athletic now and then, but only now and only when we chase him from his little den. Likes to write to pretty girls, loves to bite their pretty curls as their heads he gaily whirls. To mighty heights his baritone soars, never laughs but what he roars, breaking windows, smash- ing doors. Full of life and plenty of pep, sometimes wrong but quickly hep, talks a little yet keeps in step. " Gee, she was a peach of a kid ! " Glee Club (4, 3, 2, 1). 210 John Sanford Day dawson springs, kentucky ' John ' " Rudolph " ' " Ironsides " HKRE are vou from, mister? " VV " K " Kentucky, sah. " Yes, John is from that famed land of " beautiful women and fast horses " and how he does love that country " still. " In fact, his penchant for the last of Kentucky ' s great triumvirate has given him his justly deserved cognomen of " Ironsides. " He has but one other weakness, and that is for petite blondes. This and his success with them accounts for " Rudolph. " But Morpheus is his greatest flame, and almost any time you will find him " caulking " copiously with a steam book for a pillow. A natural ability to grasp things quickly without much effort has given John his 3.0, with which he is perfectly satisfied. Ready to spread the most im- probable dope, he is always welcomed at a " bull " session with a " well, what ' s the data, John? " It is a good thing for aspiring young lawyers that John did not choose that profession, for he certainly can talk. " What are you going to do this afternoon, John? " " Sleep. " Paul Whitefield Hord campbellsville, kentucky " Pete " " Pasha " " Hombre " AS Shakespeare once said, " All famous men have large red noses. " Well, ' tis true, for this " hom- bre " is the famous third battalion electrician. Every morning he hops out of bed and rushes to the radio with a new brain throb and works therein for the remainder of the day. Some day we expect to see " Paul Hord, the famous inventor says " " Hombre " is the upholder of the Academic stand- ing of the room, and in this he is alone. He believes that all women are alike and to know one is to be womanproof forever. We believe this fable for the woman he marries; she must be a combination of peculiar habits and of striking beauty, or a woman in a million. " So say we scribes, rest in peace forever, ye believer of men being on a higher mental plane than women, and always keep out of the way of women. 211 T William Stamps Howard tailisio, north carolina " Spaky " " Stamps " HIS languid son of the Sunny South soon ac- quired for his sobriquet that familiar name of a fiery steed. " Are you dragging Saturday, Spaky? " " I hope so, but still I may he only escorting. I ' ll tell you later. " Thus our Spaky, who divides his time equally between bulling and boning, classifies the fair ones. Only a glance at the above likeness of the retiring young man will assure the most skeptical that he never does more than escort. However, let not your heart be troubled, because in this man there is that inherent ability of the nat- ural born politician, which more than once has enabled him to withstand the withering attack of those fair judges between the book and the student striving to emerge victorious. Asst. Manager Track (3, 2); Manager Varsity Track (1); Manager Varsity Cross Coun- try Team (J); Reception Committee (1). Aubrey Bartram Leggett indianapolis, indiana " Abie " " Leggie " MR. LEGGETT, where are your clothes? " " In the locker there, sir. " " Where? " Then our " Abie " hauls out his other shirt and a pair of socks, and springs a surprise both on the watch officer, but more so on his roommates. Since " Abie " has entered the Academy, he has shown two natural abilities, one to fall for every femme he lays eyes upon, and second, to become a leader of men. He accomplished the latter, both by hard work on athletic fields and by constant and diligent use of the whiskbroom and shoe polish a la five-striper. The acquiring of his numerous block N ' s and Academic records has caused an increase in the size of his cap, and a haughty disposition. May the world treat him more kindly with his temper than do his roommates. Track (4, 3, 2, 1); Javelin Record (4, 3, 2); Discus Record (2); All-around Track Excellence (3); American Olympic Team — 1924; Block N (4, 3, 2); Basketball (4, 3, 2, 1); Captain (1). -M I and a le watch lie his II every ecome a both by ant anil lish a la " s and the size with his ««(• F! sional the flu forte doled liis fji fide 01 - - Wallace Mead Loos reading, pennsylvania " Wally " FOL R long, lean, hungry years ago Wally came to us with that gleeful smile spreading over his beaming countenance. Girls, academics, and occa- sional friction with W. O. ' s have failed to remove it. To the casual eye he appears to be a quiet and unas- suming chap, but draw him into an argument, and you shall encounter the obstinacy of deRuyter and the fluency of Webster. As a social butterfly he is the pride and despair of the fair sex, causing them untold misery as a result of his fickle nature. Blind drags are his specialty, tor he transports them down here in droves to be doled out to his unsuspecting friends. Study hour finds him in a cloud of smoke, boning his favorite magazine, for " Wally " is a soldier of fortune when it comes to the academics, taking his knowledge where he can find it. A 2.6 is his danger signal and a sign that it is time to slow down and ride on the velvet. ith the aspirations of an author he has made a great success in the field of correspondence, receiving an inflow of letters that would turn a mail order house green with envy. Log (3, 2, 1); Musical Clubs {5,4); Sub-Squad (3, 2). Alexander MacIntyre teaneck, new jersey " Mac " " Al " COME hither all ye, for we have before us a model of perfection. Take a look at that aristocratic brow, those black wavy locks, those eyes, whose deep blue color sets them off as a distinctive and highly active part of that fair physiognomy. No wonder the girls go wild over him. " Mac " has several hobbies, one of which is clothes. He keeps right up-to-date on what the well- dressed man will wear. If you ever need any pointers as to what to wear to this or that social function, see Mac and he ' ll give you the dope more in correct form than a book of etiquette. He furnishes the deck with magazines, but he al- ways manages to save one out of the supply and most any time during study hours you can find him, his teet perched on the table, with a Cosmo, and a huge cigar, making enough smoke to rival any destroyer when she is laying a screen. " Oh! What terrible chow! " " Thanks for the beer, Joe! " Class Swimming (4, 3, 2). 213 Charles Stillman Weeks AT LARGE WHO is that young Greek god with the school- girl complexion? " " Yes, the one who is looking so soulfully into his partner ' s eyes. " " What! a Red Mike? Impossible! You say he fusses only because he believes it is an officer ' s duty to be able to handle a tea cup as well as a sextant? Now I know that I ' ll have to meet him. " " But I don ' t like deep literature; still, if it ' s the only way to make an impression, I guess I ' ll have to. " " Why doesn ' t he like to talk about himself? I thought all men did. Ye-e-es, he does look differ- ent. " " But suppose the conversation lags? " " Ask him to t ell me a story? Are you sure it will be a nice one? Well, all right. " " Let me see, now; you say he ' s a wonderful dancer, and an army junior, and likes the more serious books, and I mustn ' t ask him to talk about himself; is that " Oh, it ' s enough, is it? Well, mister Smarty, you bring him right over and introduce him to me. " arsity Swimming Squad (3, 2, 1); Class Swimming (4). WHEN Henry first came among us rfie(e was something about him that he now lacks, some- thing he has lost during his sojourn in the Navy. No gentle reader; we do not refer to his good looks, for he looks the same as he did when in High School in Washington; nor to his ability to make the young lady overlook his faulty dancing — it is terrible the way he fools them, however. It is not his morals, and you may be assured he has excellent habits. He smokes Chesterfields, reads only the Cosmo, never drags blind, and Ah, I see you are becom- ing bored. Well, perhaps he has some bad habits. For instance, he has a terrible passion for red hair, and in New York once — ! No, truly, he hasn ' t lost his intelligence, for this fact is proved when you see him in the dugout winning his letter — as manager of the team. He ' s fooled ' em since the first, but you must excuse his no soap jokes. Once when he was a little boy, the cook ! Oh, excuse me; you really insist on knowing what he lost? It ' s an upper left molar, number 13 on the medical charts! Yes, that ' s why he lisps. " Don ' t be a fool, you idiot! " Class Football (4, 3); Gymkhana (4, 3); Manager Baseball (1); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). m . 214 Cameron Briggs washington, district of columbia " Cam " " Joe " " Hank " FRCM J his first public appearance to the close of his Plebe year, " Hank " was forever trying to prove that he wasn ' t any relation to a certain W. O. He stood up for his rights (it was quite uncomfort- able to even think of sitting down), but to no avail. During Plebe year, this bit of humanity pictured above said very little, and was getting ofF quite easy until he happened to laugh at some unfortunate classmate who said, " smile and the world smiles with you. " loungster cruise was a big success. Who was it who didn ' t throw over the Life-buoy because he noticed that it was just a dummy and not a drowning man at all? No, sir! You could fool our " Cam " part of the time, but not all the time! " Joe " soon learned to distinguish the bow from the stern of the old Olympia — the mess tables were all in the stern! And then came Sep Leave — ain ' t love just grand! " Well, I ought to get some mail tomorrow. " " How much time to formation? ' Zat counting late blast? " Navy Wrestling (3, 2, 1); Class (4); Class Football (J, 2); B-Squad CO; Class Swimming (2, 1); Log Staff (2); Expert Rifleman; Class Numerals (2). James Davis Taylor, III. WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA " Yimmy " " J. D. " " Peggy " THE creature pictured above is not very tall, but he is quite broad-minded (poetic license granted to all those who have tried to share the same chair with him). He is another one of those Army Juniors and, of course, has done quite a bit of trav- eling; at the age of three he left Leavenworth, Kan- sas, and traveled to his new home. Since his arrival at his new home, Leavenworth, Kansas, he hasn ' t traveled very much. Now, for another side of this many-faced man. Shhh! Gather closer while I whisper a few things in your ear. He ' s a snake — no, no, Pauline, not one of those awful wiggly creatures (though " Peggy " can offer them fair competition along that line) — he ' s much worse than that; one of those creatures keeps the same O. A. O. for a period of at least two months. But, do come closer; I think that he has at last really fallen in love. With whom? Oh! I don ' t know that, yet; but the other day he wrote a letter of more than one folder. And, but you must come close r — bzzzzzzzz- ■fc H Charles Wible Truxall johnstown, pennsylvania " Trux " " Charles " EAR KEN YE! I do believe I heard sweet music as of angels. Yet, lo and behold, ' tis none other than our own sweet Charles, M. P. O., and faithful worker of the choir, as he finishes reading a letter that comes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the beautiful hills of Pennsylvania. For, although Trux comes from Ohio at present, he never tires of praising the state in which he was born. Perhaps in the pioneer period of his career, he did not realize that social activities were not conducive to a prominent position among the " savvy elite. " But an intelligent expression goes a long way with the profs; and Trux never had to worry about swing- ing his hammock between the stone posts. 1 rux is a wrestler, as one might tell by merely looking at him. but he has a soft heart, the only drawback that kept him from winning a decoration on his chest. The charms of football, though, were the next things that drew him from his bed of roses. Charles is known by all the seminaries as being a sweet-faced devil. Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Class IV resiling (4, 3); Class Gym (2); Gymkhana (3. 2). Rene Stevens Wogan new orleans, louisiana " Steve " NOW all you goils what want to marry or " a title — here let me state that none but 4.0 ' s need apply — I have to offer this handsome, dark-haired, blue-eyed gentleman from the romantic southern land of sugar cane, Monsieur Rene Etienne Benquot Wogan — a Frenchman of no mean ability. If you are inclined to believe me not, I refer you to his " Dago classes, " which filled his room to an unbelievable capacity. Or better yet, amble into his room almost any time and gaze upon him — those long sturdy limbs (which 25 depended upon so much to swim to victory for them) cocked upon the table, a French novel in one hand, and a package of " Gentleman ' s skags " near the other — so near, too — can ' t you just see what a fine manly and " homie " husband he will make? But take care how you approach him because he is very " persnickity. " You must show him that you are very intellectual and of a serious nature such as he. You must be able to dance to a perfection for he likes that as no other indoor sport. Musical Clubs (J, 2, 1); Mandolin Club Leader (1); Class Swimming {4, 3, 2); 1925 Numerals; Gymkhana (3); Black N. 216 Harvey Nixon Marshall providence, rhode island " Shorty " " Joe " " Cootie " HURtfY! Hurry! Hurry! Look right this way, ladies and gentlemen. We have as our big attraction on this page " Shorty. " The wanderlust overtook the little fellow in 1921 and he set sail from the " Plantation State " to begin his career in the Navy. Plebe year he became well-known among the upperclassmen as " the Plebe with the wicked line. " His inexhaustible supply of humor is his mainstay, his next strongest asset being debating. Folks, he would rather argue than eat, and oh, how he enjoys a good meal. His only regret Plebe year was that being a Plebe he could not drag. However, since those days of yore he has made up for all the time that he lost. He is a snake of the first order and never fails to drag when there is a hop. Before passing to the next attraction, ladies and gentlemen, permit me to recall to your memories that famous saying, " Good things come in small packages. " " Whatsay, Gadge; how ' s to give the bowl a twirl. " L ' Warren Franklin Porter bridgeport, connecticut " Chief " " Joe " " Admiral " ADIES and gentlemen, permit me to introduce to you the versatile Mr. Porter: Listen to him expound and you will learn all. He possesses a rare gift of gab and an uncanny delivery to which all succumb. " This gets it, boys, " or " Wait ' ll I tell you, Joe. " His three trips to Europe and several other places furnish him with ample data for interesting stories, and he never tires of telling them. He is a charming young man, and could create quite a stir among the fair sex, if he so desired. How- ever, Admiral is not a ladies ' man, but a lady ' s man; he lavishes his radiant smiles only on the 0. A. 0. In the battle with the Academics, Warren has always succeeded in keeping a fair amount of velvet between himself and the 2.5, and so has found time to indulge, with much success, in the manly art of put-and-take, commonly known as boxing. Upon graduation, Joe intends to forsake the Navy for the " Boots and Sad- dles. " Here ' s luck to your " Leatherneck " career. " It ' ll be a gala day, and it won ' t be long now. " Navy Boxing Squad (2, 1). 217 John David Reppy hullsboro, missouri " John " " Red " " Red Hoey " EVER since Red discovered the joy of having feminine fingers run through those auburn locks, he has been in deep water with the women. Possessed of a ready line and convincin ' ways, he rarely misses the misses. Still, it is a mystery how he manages to keep so many of the secondary defense in love with him at the same time; but he does, and, except for one time, he has kept clear of the rocks. John did get lost on the sea of love once, and it required the entire seventh company to salvage his wreck. In spite of his disaster, his recovery was immediate and lasting; he may still have a girl in every port, but rain-checks on this lad have expired. Red is from Missouri; he has devoted his entire career as a midshipman to living it down. Although he has been successful in the academic pursuits, he has never been able to convince the Dago profs that a 2.6 should be their minimum mark. " Come on, Pickens, and read this d n Dago, or we ' ll all bilge. " Rifle Team (4,3,2); Gymkhana (4, 3). Frederick Norman Kivette la grande, oregon " Hotshot " " Nappy " " Napoleon " NAPPY! Instantly there is a flurry of be ' dif. ' othes, a fleeting glimpse of two long, thin shanks dropping deckward with the speed of light, and, where only an instant before there had been a recum- bent figure drifting peacefully along on the wings of Morpheus, a tall lad, in gleaming white (that of him which is covered) stretches his arms upwards as if in supplication for one more minute of Heaven-sent sleep. He then flings out a cheery " All out, sir, " as the O. O. W. pauses an instant. Thus breaks forth Nappy each morning upon an unsuspecting world — usually getting away with it! Were one to ask him what the crying need of the world today is, he would reply, " More sleep. " Once awakened ' , however, he takes his honored post in the Radiator Club, of which he has been a member since 1921. Always has he been able to cater to his two above mentioned ambitions by his uncanny ability to have knowledge when no apparent source is present. Blessed with a kind face and a beautiful form, Nappy is at once the pride and sorrow of those who know him, for who can recall an Army-Navy Game such as he can ? " I was born lazy and had a relapse. " 218 John Neely Hart portsmouth, virginia " Bill " " Captain " " Neely " IN Ju e?1921, Wild Bill gave a wild whoop, disen- gaged himself from the yearning arms of his latest " flame, " uncocked and laid aside hoth six-shooters, congratulated the president of V. M. I. for having had him for a student, and betook himself to Crab- town to enter the government convent. Truly, t he feminine world lost a master lover when our Neely chose the " big drink " instead of Hollywood. In spite of his wild and salty air, Bill is at heart a quiet, unostentatious young chap who lives to worship only at the shrine of beauty. Beauty to him is next to Godliness; whether it be at a glorious sunset in the hills of Virginia, a maiden ' s prayer at twilight, or the sad but sweet memories conjured up of dead and slumbering loves — coy and dulcet dam- sels gone by the board. Plebe summer, Bill threw a V. M. I. brace which caught Professor Shock just between the eyes. Instead of journeying over beyond the cemetery, however, he received a company to tinker with. As Captain of the Horse Marines, he certainly wielded a wicked " On right into line. " Class Lacrosse (4, 3, 1); Class Soccer (3, 2); Company Representative (3, 2, 1); Ring Committee; Crest Committee. Robert Edward Hogaboom vicksburg, mississippi " Hoge " " Axle " " Bob " FROM the Delta country, from the fragrant and somnolent down-river region came young Hoga- boom, leaving behind him the mocking-bird ' s even- ing note and the wonderful wail of the Vicksburg night boat. And his long years of separation from his native magnolias have not quenched tiis devotion to all things southern. He has his share of the amiable Rebel vices — a faint attitude of antagonism towards all needless bodily exertions, a nicely timed and highly-developed indifference to circumstances, and an expansive and tolerant feeling toward his fellow man. He is likewise blessed with a sense of humor and a desire to use it. Hoge is cursed with a continual tendency to clothe himself in a fog — a hop — and many a time have his horrified friends rescued the m editative Hoge from the ranks of a Plebe math section marching jauntily past. In the dreary winter months, he finds solace from his repinings for his lost land of mint juleps and blooded horses by following 219 Creighton Kirby Lankford plattsburg, missouri ft c " Sam " ALL right, better get there for the first transla- l tion, only going through the Dago once today. That ' s good, sit on the other bed, that ' s mine. Yes, she ' s from Missouri. Now in Missouri " and Sam is ofF again. " Sam " missed Plebe summer and so not many of us knew him until late in the year. We don ' t pre- tend that this fellow with the big brown eyes is an athlete or even a scholar, but could you imagine an indoor golf tournament without Sam? Fact is, he attended once too often around about the end of Second Class year. The proof of the pudding ' s in the eating; so if you know " Sam " you already know how entertaining he is. Once Plebe year he and two or three others kept the whole duty squad awake until 4:00 A. M. with their attic antics. He doesn ' t drag often because, as Caesar said, " 1 would rather drag one forty than be bricked twice. " " Sam " is one of the most staunch supporters of the Radiator club, only every pay-day he leaves his post to play golf. " Hey, doc, gowan down to Nobel ' s room and get something started. " Masqueraders (J); Gymkhana (2); Black N . Victor Emmanuel Johnson minneapolis, minnesota " Eennie " " Fie " FROM the cold, bleak, northern climes SfMinne- sota came this fair-haired, blond-eyed, Swedish lad. Here is a true savoir who never cracks a book, yet snares the elusive 3.3 by dint of nerve and brains. He is athletically inclined, but the inclinations are decidedly toward the parlor variety. The girls of three continents still speak with awe of the precious moments he left in their lives during the fleeting minutes before he was snatched away by the stern call of duty. Especially was he in his element in Denmark (and he may go back some day) ! Eennie spent a very enjoyable second class Christ- mas leave, although it was marred by an unpleasant experience behind Carvel Hall at 4:00 A. M., 1 Jan., 1924. Nor has he seen his full quota of Army-Navy games — watchful W.O. ' s — but these little pranks of Fate but stirred his determination to be more careful. Our hero pushes his 1.8 with the same grace and mastery as when he drags his 3. 5. This happy-go- lucky spirit and his good nature will bring him friends, regardless of his choice of profession. Lucky Bag. 220 Donald Aubrey Bush barnesville, georgia " Deacon " " Slim " HERE, ' he is, folks; six feet and three inches of good-natured laziness. He came to us from the red hills of Georgia but, in spite of this handicap, and because he possessed the happy faculty of adapta- bility, he fell right into the old Navy life. He swears by all that ' s holy that some skipper of a destroyer in the Asiatics is going to have a good engineering officer in a very short time. The Red Mikes got a good man when our hero entered our little Naval Seminary, but the girls have lost some wonderful hours because his Snakish traits do not predominate! Those brown eyes, black hair, and Southern air ot his have made many a poor las- sie ' s heart skip a beat, but he heeds them not. " Sep " leave is always a three weeks ' affair for him, as he stays around the Academy and gives swimming exhibitions. The swimming instructors finally relent and allow him to catch the " Southern " to Barnesvilly in time to get the town fed up before the end of leave. " Turn out that d — light! " " ' Ennie, ' I can ' t go to sleep. " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2,1); Gymkhana (4). Dundas Preble Tucker new york, new york " D. P. " " Ampere " " Steinmetz " LADIES and gentlemen, right this way, please. j We are going to introduce to the kind regard our readers, Dundas Preble Tucker. This specimen is a dabbler in the arts. Versatility is one of the chief bumps upon his cranium. Softly, softly — a poet! Sweet, scintillating verse flows from his pen, to the edification and increase of the forty per cent. He shoots — both a rifle and a line. Most folks have obsessions. D. P. ' s is the electron. Even Marconi in all his wisdom is not a savoirlike unto him. He causeth the class to pass in juice and hath been known, on divers occasions, to bring before the marveling public eye, some of the more mysterious antics of the elusive electron. Having briefly brought this combined athlete, sharpshooter, savoir, and wizard before your exacting gaze, we close with his favorite saying, as he plunges disgustedly beneath the blankets, " Damn the static!! " Log (4, 3), Staff (2,1); Luckx Bag; Rifle Squad (4, J, 2); Varsity Numerals; Expert Rifleman; Class Gym (4, 3, 2); Gymkhana (3, 2, 1); Reception Committee ( ). sar Charles Henry O ' Neill fall river, massachusetts " Petty " " Charles " " Rosy " WHAT ' S your name, mister? " " O ' Neil, sir. " " Oh, so you ' re Peggy, " and with that, this lad would run through the little song that was named in his honor. As " Peggy " is from the land of savoirs, we would naturally expect to see his collar decorated with a star, but he has other ideas. " Oh, what ' s the use; it ' s much better to be practical than theoretical, " and with that, he ' ll make a dive for his downy couch. He sleeps a lot for a Yankee, but he excuses himself by saying that he is only human, and, be- sides, he isn ' t sleeping; he ' s only resting. When " Peggy " came into our midst, he was a con- firmed Red Mike; in fact, he never looked at the same girl twice. However, after various and sundry leaves, some of the young ladies of Boston, Phil- adelphia, and other places have shown him that they should hold some of his attention. Get him started on that story of the young damsel in Scotland, and how he almost considered taking up his residence abroad, and you have a story that is good for an hour. Class Soccer (3, 2); on (Singles {3, 2). Andrew Earl Harris versailles, kentucky " Andy " " Squire " ES, suh. And I don ' t mean maybe! " ' _ Andy, sometimes, giving the boys the data about the charms — the ladies of good old Kentucky. He can give them, too, for when it comes to wim- men, he ' s the snake, boys, hips and all. While excell- ing in the popular pastime of snaking, he by no means confines his interest to that one art. He seems to share it among a variety of others and in the meanwhile has always held his own in the battle royal with the Ac Department. But then, of course, Andy likes his game of bridge and must have it. And does he play it well? Yes, and all day long on Sundays — that is, when he has his partner from the Second deck across the table. They work well together, so well that Andy finds it hard to knock off, even to turn in for a night ' s sleep. And when he could dispense with sleep for a diver- sion, boys— then he likes it! He is even totally un- concerned with the how ' s and why ' s ot Bullard ' s theories. He takes that gentleman at his word and lets it go at that. " Don ' t cry, you ' ll get your inspection. " Ronald MacNicol MacKinnon des moines, iowa " Mack " " Thug " " Thubert " UPWARD and onward! At times the strain be- comes too great, and he stumbles; a t wo-four; but he struggles on, and the end of each succeeding year finds him sat with velvet to offer as incense on the altar of Tecumseh. Excelsior! On to the finish, Mac! " Thug " is an all-round man. He has won his place on the Radiator Club by his efforts along three lines, namely: as a bridge player; as a cosmo chaser; and as a matador. He was a devoted worshipper of the gods of Mah Jongg for a time, but when they gave him a hand worth fifty thousand points and then allowed it to go dead he renounced the faith. Socially, Ronald has never neglected his duties. A tea-fighter of no mean ability, and a constant participator at the hops, frequently in attendance on some member of the fair sex. We haste to add that this is merely in way of keeping in training, for " Mac " is much tried and true. Yes, girls, he misses being classed as a sheik by lack of a horse, and the inclination! Class Water-Polo (2); Class Numerals (2); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); Black N. T George Fellowes O ' Keefe marshall, michigan Bo-Peep " " George " " Mickey " HE lad whose Irish eyes are now gazing into your own, is none other than " Bo-Peep " — the shepherd of a flock of words that would make Noah Webster hide his head in shame. Since his advent into the Class of ' 25, he has been a charter member of the excused and extra duty squads; aside from this, he has confined his athletics to the Mexican brand. To quote him — " I was coxswain of a crew Plebe year, and I ' ve been resting on my oars ever since. " He is one of the axes that helps to hew the Log into shape, and he swings a mean pick in the Mandolin Club. He had no trouble keeping topside on the Academics until he started juggling the little abvolts and trying to reduce sights to the meridian. " Bo- Peep " is one of the many who prefer a P-work in caulking to these which the Nav Dept. hands out to suffering mids. In company with Julius, George delights in excursions to Crabtown, from which, however, he never fails to return before six a. m. " You can ' t never some- times tell. " 223 George Bingham Fowler new york city " George " " Foo Foo " SURE, have a seat, stranger, and I ' ll give you the inside dope on this Fowler guy. Now, just look at that smile — ain ' t he a knockout? That curly hair? Sure, it ' s natural; some kid! Now, you can realize what a sacrifice little old New York made. Sure, that ' s where he ' s from — it ' s close to Jersey City, you know. That ' s right, the Woolworth building is there, too. Old burg feels quite stuck up with both George and the Woolworth building. Habits? Excellent, of course. Girls? Ah!! Well, he won ' t bite them really, but — oh, yes, a few girls have been accorded that privilege. What? Of course not — he thinks petting is dis- graceful. Oh, I beg your pardon. Yes, he likes pets — if they don ' t have fleas. Yes; he likes to read quite a bit, too. Of course not — only good books. How is that? Oh, that reminds me — did you hear about that ducky chapeau George wore on the cruise. Sure, wore it to Paris, too. Yep, George went to Paris. What? Gosh, no!! Great Peace!! Edward Alspaugh McFall bliss, idaho " Mac " " Preacher " HELLO, fellows, " says " Mac, " andthf.t is all you will hear from him outside of " Yes " or " No " when he is in a crowd of fellows. When the crowd has dwindled down to three or four, " Mac " comes into his own, and woe to anyone who tries to ridicule him, for " Preacher " uncorks a sardonic invective that is too scorching to be withstood. " Mac " has always managed to thwart any fell designs of the all-academics, although Dago almost floored him a couple of times. He is very earnest in everything he does. The best of these are caulking- ofF and eating. Many a time he has fallen into the Land of Nod and remained there during an entire evening, sprawled over his table, oblivious to W. O. ' s, M. C. ' s, time, space, and everything save the mo- ments of delicious sleep. This son of the West is no snake, but he is an ardent admirer of the other sex, especially the pretty ones, anywhere at any time. He has friends among them in Halifax, Glasgow, Copenhagen, and the Lord knows how many other places throughout the world. 224 Malcolm Glaister Dunlop duluth, minnesota " Mo-Go " " The Great Dane " " Minn-E-So-Tah " HE j ei$her drags nor shoots craps, seldom smokes and never plays poker, but he has two human weaknesses; he loves his chow, and a good furniture destroying rough-house, as many lockers and chairs will testify. He has a cheerful disregard for rules and regulations, and quite often takes extra instruction in exec as a result. Swimming put him on the training table Plebe year, no mean privilege in those days when Plebes was Plebes, and he can be found any time in our cold and breezy pool apparently enjoying himself, which is saying a lot for any man. Except for a few little individualities, such as wearing white socks, getting to formation exactly two seconds after late blast, and a single-track mind on the subject of the Duluth Boat Club, he is almost human. Still, he surprised us all the night of the game in Philly, by instituting an industrious search of cars and taxis for the Sec. Nav., for the purpose of spooning on him. Perhaps it is just as well that they failed to connect. Famous sayings by famous men: " Gather round and look at this valve! " " It ' s a crime to expect us to eat that stuff! " Varsity Swimming Squad (4, 3, 2, I); Swimming Team {2, 1); sNt—N; Expert Rifleman: Black N . Waldo Tullsen grand haven, michigan " Demi- Virgin " " Willie " OUIET and dignified outside the walls, a light- weight of the first water inside. He has never been known to get sore, has an easy-going disposi- tion, and is too good-natured for his own good. A living example of the saying, " give a dog a bad name, etc. " — he made a bad bust early Youngster year and has never succeeded in living it down. As a result, he has a reputation as bad as his roommate ' s, and it is still an unsettled question — is he responsible for his roommate ' s condition, or is his roommate responsible for his? One thing is certain; it is best to ascertain whether target practice is being held before entering their room. He slept (?) for three months in casemate 3 on the " Texas " and it is doubtful if he or his reputation will ever recover. Anyone on that ship will know what I mean. He has had many ad- ventures on his three cruises, ranging from the con- sumption of 40 bananas in 24 hours in Port of Spain with unfortunate results, to bull fights in Lisbon and the Moulin Rouge in Paris. Varsity Gym Team (3, 2, 1) Class Gym (4); Navy Numerals (2); Class Numerals (4); Gymkhana (J, 2,1). 225 Cecil Batchelder Gill claloam, wisconsin " Cease " ONE day in June, 1921, a gawky Wisconsonian ambled into the main gate and thought he ' d try a crack at the Navee. He ' s still here, settled com- fortably, and that is the beginning of a story. Plebe year rattled by without disturbing him in the least; he even gypped the Academic Department out of a star on his full dress suit. Youngster Cruise — and " Cease, " with wide-open eyes, had his first look at furrin lands. It was the first time he ' d ever tried anything larger than a rowboat, but the Navy closed in on him and now he ' s a rattling good seaman with a seagoing roll to his stride. You can tell he was built to pace the quarterdeck with a couple of inches of gold on each sleeve. Being a strict adherent of Boncilla, Listerine, and one inch of Colgate ' s, he has never had occasion to go to sickbay. His freight-car build has carried him through several seasons of gym, baseball, and now — fancy diving. " Ha - llo theah, young man! " Star (4); Gymkhana (3); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Choir (4); Gym. Squad (3, 2, 1); Class Baseball (3, 2, 1) Expert Rifleman; Lucky Bag. Charles Alonzo Bond philadelphia, pennsylvania " Bevo " " Charlie " CHARLIE is an example of what a PKbe year will do for a fat boy. He survived the rough knocks of the awkward squad, extra duty squad, and stoop falls; and look at him now — gone are forty- nine pounds, yes, but not his smile and good humor or his thirst and appetite! Bevo is an artist, a mechanical drawing expert. And his ships are perfect in detail and form. Since he developed a longing for the opposite sex, we expect the feminine products of his pen to bear the same fine qualities of form. Watch him blush as he reads this! The cruises were a joy to him, for his million dollar air, translated into Kroner or Shillings, just draws the bonnie lassies to him. He says it isn ' t worth it, however, because it costs five cents per letter for every femme in Europe. He retrieves 2.5 dailies with a cold forty on the exam. Just think what he could do if it weren ' t for the " Philosophy of Love. " And " Cit " life means naught but a gold-braided uniform paraded before envious eyes. We think a Navy victory broadcast to the fleet in 1930 will find Bevo connecting com- pound generators in parallel on board the U.S.S. China Station. " I hope to sh — out! " Art Editor Log ( ); Xmas Card Committee; Ring Committee; Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); Class Football (3). 226 Perley Messer Clark: cedar rapids, iowa " Perley " " P. M. " PERLEY came to us from ' 24. Ever since joining our class, he has kept sat by good hard study. Don ' t think he isn ' t savvy; he is. Who but a genius could have invented such a patent door stop as Perley did? ( Out of study hours, " P. M. " had numerous " duties. " First, last and always, was writing letters, strange to say, always to the same girl; when not writing letters, he was " horse-playing " — by that, you might think him a polo-player or a cowboy. But no; he was Navy ' s Intercollegiate champion on the side-horse. He was on the gym team every year and always placed in the meets. He has " dragged " every week-end since Young- ster year except, of course, when he was sick or on watch. He also holds the record for trips out to town, and faster trips back to beat the bell to formation. We hope he outgrows the habit of repetition. Every day, he comes down with the same old line, " Oh, look at the mail! " Varsity Gymnasium (5. 4, 3, 2, 1); gNt— Block N; Second Inter-Collegiate Side Horse Champion (4); Inter-Collegiate Champion (2); South Atlantic Champion (2); Gymkhana (5, 4, 3). Hawley Chapel Waterman poughkeepsie, new york " Venus " " Nearly " " Cupie " ACCORDING to the Poughkeepsie Evening Star IX. the great metropolis of Poughkeepsie is justly proud of her amateur athletes of w hich our Hawley is one. He is one of the hardest-working men on the varsity basketball squad, of which he has been a member for four years, and he has been hampered from doing great things only by hard luck and — and that which his nickname implies. Academically speaking, Hawley is not so fat. He is always cracking books but so far he has not broken any. He has such a winning way with the profs. His worst habits are reading the " American " and playing solitaire regardless of classes and exams. You cannot keep a good man down, and Hawley is good — ask him. He will tell you so himself. But when the mail comes in! Oh Joy!! No! Do not be misled. Our Hawley is not a snake but he has a very doting O. A. O. who supplies one letter each and every. And then there is the Poughkeepsie Evening Star and Enterprise which is diligently read. Varsity Basketball (4,3,2,1); 227 Frank Wesley Fenno westminster, massachusetts " Mike " " Rudy " OUR hero comes from near that little old New England village so justly famous for its beans and culture. But it may as well be said here that as a Massachusetts product, Mike is a total loss, being an exception to the rule that all men from that state are disgustingly savvy. Steam was a. puzzle; juice, a mystery; and he savvied math like he fusses women — always in the dark. A Prof once gave him a 3.0 and the academic building tottered. His life ' s ambition was to play baseball, and when he didn ' t get in a game, it was owing to academic interference. Center field was his position and when the little pill landed in that territory, it didn ' t have a chance. (A warped sense of modesty prevents our telling about that home run in the Army-Navy Game). " I wonder if they expect us to understand this? " Navy Baseball (4, 3,2, 1); Captain (1); NJ(4),N (2); Class Track (2); Numerals ( ); Sub-Squad (3, 2). Frederick Carl Barnhart liberty, indiana " George " " Cockie " " Barney " HERE we have the undisputed caulking ' ihamp- ion of the world. George became a " runner up " for the above-mentioned honor when he instigated the " Lion Tamers " Club on Second Class cruise. At birth, he was blessed with God ' s greatest gift, " brains, " so it has not been surprising that he has been able to devote much of his time to the greatest of indoor sports. His greatest ambition is to get out of the Navy and get rich, and he, certainly, has some wonderful schemes; however, all wh o know him fully realize that he ' ll be retired at 64. George is possessed of a wonderful line, and once he ' s started, stand from under; he ' s hard to stop. He can fool some of ' em, some time, but he can ' t fool his valet. For three years he tried hard to drink up the swimming pool, but finally discovered that he couldn ' t get it low enough to walk across without getting his ankles wet, so he turned to swimming and eventually got off the sub-squad. 22S David Ryerson Hull newtonville, massachusetts " Ike " " Dave " " Doc " AF1£j£ three years of rambling, our hero has yet l to meet one ot the fairer sex who hasn ' t craved his curly locks. From Panama to Copenhagen he has left them with the same desire, and not once has he been so foolish as to allow them the advantage by falling. According to him, it is much easier to love where the fair damsel holds sway in a tower of gold, so he is still waiting — now don ' t rush, girls. Massachusetts has, here, her bid for fame; it will be a good bet that before many years have passed, she will be able to point with pride to another of her Naval heroes who bears the name of the justly famous Captain, once commander of the " Constitu- tion. " It seems that destiny has connected him per- manently with that famous person, for on his arrival, he was immediately given the title of " Ike " in memory of his Navy ancestor. " Nope, can ' t go. Got work to do. " Star (4); Photographic Editor Lucky Bag; Reception Committee; Class Track (4); Manager Class Baseball (3); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Gymkhana {3). George Washington Bains bessemer, alabama " Mike " " Uncle George " UNLIKE the original possessor of his front name, George has no desire to be the father of his country. He confines his likes strictly to Alabama and dislikes to the rest of the world. Three Midship- men ' s cruises have converted an embryo preacher into an accomplished roue. He now out-converts the Bessemer converter. He has an uncanny way of fooling the Academic Departments, and they seem to like it. His efficiency is as astounding, putting out little and dragging in lots. And, incidentally, he knows how to drag in more ways than one — the past master supreme. Belles to the right of him, belles to the left of them, but he can ' t be feazed. Nevertheless, it is bad for one ' s eyes. Notwithstanding his failing for Cadiz beauties, he still insists that the Southern girl has them all knocked for a row of koo-koos. Maybe nobody loves a fat man — but if George makes as big a hit on the outside as he has in the Navy, we ' ll all ship on his private yacht. " Guess I ' ll take a work- out tomorrow — how ' s for a little game of bridge? " 229 Cornelius Martin Sullivan erie, pennsylvania " Sully " FROM out of the above-mentioned metropolis — he admits it, and also that New York is nothing but a hick town — came this very sophisticated young chap, intent upon adorning himself with gold braid, for, he says, it ' s the uniform that gets ' em, referring, of course, to the weaker sex. Books are his passion, so much so that his part of the room is a veritable circulating library. Athletics interest him to a sporting page degree; he can name every ail-American team back to the Stone Age, and the batting average of every player in the Three- I League. And now for his greatest failing — ye of the vanity- case sex. He has managed to carry on more love affairs in his short stay here than Cleopatra ' s row- boat on the Nile ever thought of witnessing; they are his greatest amusement — after saying which, he will adjust his cynical smile and take another long inhale. There is one, however, over whom he so far forgot his cynical attitude as to invest in a small circlet of Eugene Denis Sullivan jersey city, new jersey " Pat " I ' LL bet my girl is happy now, " and wi ' ilri this parting salutation the genial Irishman shoves off on another leave, willing, nay, more than willing — say rather anxious, even to the point of impatience, to bring again joy, peace, contentment, and happi- ness into the life of the one and (to him) only girl in Joisey. Aside from his great love affair (singular, if you please), Pat has had only one other purpose in life — to rival Lionel himself. To this end, he has applied himself with such passion, intensity, and singleness of purpose that he has just about realized his ambition. Gifted with that rollicking good humor that is the birthright of the Irish, he has found time to become a Mexican athlete as well as a stalwart member of our Water Polo team. He appears on the horizon of the Radiator Club meetings like the gentle zephyr whispering among the tops of the pine trees; but descends into their midst with the force and violence of a tornado. Navv Water Polo (5, 2, I); Class Water Polo (4); ivNp (3); Block N (2, 1); Class Football (4,1). gold, and ;? I d lay — who " 11 on t — will won lers never cease: Class Baseball (4); Class Track (3); Lucky Bag; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). 230 Frank Julius Uhlig east orange, new jersey it r t • » U nic SYNAPSIS: The son of the Turkish corsair, Uluck , ' Ali, is wrecked on a bleak German isle — years pass — until one day in Colombo ' s recruiting station in Cadiz a rolling, rollicking young fellow signs up as a coal-heaver on Colombo ' s voyage to America. The Story: A descendant of this same man, our own " Unic, " followed the trail of his forbears, and rolled into this place in June, 1921. Despite the ravages of Jersey Skeeters, he had developed an inveterate taste for Snappy Stories, True Stories, Dream Stories, Detective Stories, Western Stories, and just plain stories, which he supplemented with a private stock that made even " Wop " and " Lilly " quit in disgust. After two cruises a l ' hopital his favorite saying became, " Where you fellows going next year? " Meanwhile, he cruised on the Reina, thereby gaining a coveted P — - Black N. A fine caulker; seventh member of the Dog, Cat, Screech and Howl Quartet; a bad heart from smoking — from others smoking his skags; losing his heart and ring — ah, there ' s the rub, Othello, there ' s the rub — to a fair brown-eyed damsel named er (censored). Class Soccer (4, 3, 2, 1); Black N; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1); Gymkhana (2). T Ernest McNeill Eller north wilkesboro, north carolina " Bugs " " Hod " HEY tell many strange stories of this young man who hails from no ' th Ca ' lina, and, stranger still, we are inclined to believe them all. We remember that, after his first Army-Navy game, he went to see the Brooklyn Bridge and climbed to the dizzy heights of the Woolworth Building. At the next Army game, he is known to have disappeared in Greenwich Village and became dizzy in quite a different manner. As we said, the better you know him, the more you realize that you never can tell what he is going to do next. At 9:00 P. M., we saw him in his room deep in a book on philosophy, and at 10:30, we saw him at the hop fussing his roommate ' s girl until she just cooed with delight and said roommate turned pale green with envy. He is guilty of writing both abominable poetry and poetic prose, is as stubborn as the cussed Army mule, and is an idealist. Ye gods! What a com- bination! Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); President Trident Society; Editor Trident (1); Log Staff {3, 2); Mng. Editor Log (2); Star (4). 231 Reuben Thomas Thornton, Jr. easley, south carolina " Rube " " R. T. " " Tommy " HAR! Har! Har! And a hundred Plebes raised up in sheer astonishment as the " Due of Frizzly Park, " the " Sheik of Easly, " " Reuben, " or in better society, " Tommy, " paraded into the mess-hall. Never since the gleaming raiments of Beau Brummel had there been such an attire in a civilized state — loud? Why it almost drowned his voice, and mountain torrents have failed to do that. And how that man could eat. A twenty-foot table, a Moke scared white, and twenty starving messmates, above all these he rose supreme, and the end of that summer you should have seen the other fellows: lean, gaunt and ravenous and almost at the end of their rope. Singing is " Rube ' s " strong forte, She Blew, Rangy Lff, The Girl in Kansas City, Liza Jane — why even the dogs don ' t bark when he sings. But forgetting these, he ' s a mighty fine fellow — especially in a crap game — and there are not many who do not say that the Sand Digger from sun- ny South Carolina is a hearty fellow and well met. Gymkhana (3, 2). Jesse Clyburn Sowell lancaster, pennsylvania it J » ti J , »» ii 1 . »» Jesse Jasper Lhampeen G ARC ON, one more order of steak, a ' n ' a three bottles of wine. " On with the dance, let joy be unrefined; the champeen has arrived. Jesse is not a heavy drinker, but he has a taste for good liquors, music, beautiful women, athletics, and books. He can think of no better place in which to live than in H 1 — heat, wine, women, dice, and no star sights. Women, here is an ideal husband; he is a good housekeeper and a lover of children. Your qualifica- tions must consist of beauty, physique, money, and strong lines. If Jesse spent half as much time boning as he does shooting the bull at a rich-quick scheme, he would lead the class. He has a good disposition, and is always ready to lend a helping hand; he is a true son of the South and his friends are unnumbered. " I haven ' t a chance " is his favorite expression when he is going to do his best. That is all he said before going to the Intercollegiate Gymnasium meet; he proved his true ability and returned the Inter- collegiate champion on the parallel bars. For further information, look under the members of the Class of ' 25 who married for love. Navy Gym (3, 2,1); Block N (2, 1); Class Track (2, ); Gymkhana (2, 1); Expert Rifleman; In ter-colleg iate Champ io n Parallel Bars (2). - 232 Clarence " C " Ray GAMALIEL, KENTUCKY " Little Jug " " Duck " " Jasper " W lsN the expressman delivered the crate that was sent to Bancroft Hall, and the excelsior was hastily pulled out, out rolled a large object which, after the hay seeds were removed, revealed itself to be a large and handsome Jug. Just as the box was thrown into the corridor, there unexpectedly fell to the deck the smallest, most beautifully formed demijohn in existence, slightly reddish in tint. Thus the second of the Jugs, the little one, came into being. Kentucky — fast horses, pretty women, good whis- key, and " Ducky. " It is a bit difficult to say under which class of the foregoing this youthful prodigy comes, but certainly he is neither a horse nor a decent drink, and he just loves pretty women. Prohibition decided him to join the Navy so that he would be entirely removed from all evil influence. Like the Knights of old, " Ducky " journeys forth seeking whom he may devour, fighting dragons and slaying wind mills. Why, it is not so very long ago that he climbed a perfectly good hot radiator pipe just to get to the top; it is in this sport that he holds the Intercollegiate long distance record. Navy Rifle Team (4, 3, 2); rNt—Glee Club; Class Soccer (3); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Jazz Band (2, 1); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2). «: Robert Lee Adams glasgow, kentucky " Jug " " Bob " IADIES and gentlemen, allow us to clear up a - prevalent misunderstanding. This, the above picture, is the real original " Jug. " It wouldn ' t be fair to the lad to tell just how he acquired such a cognomen, but suffice it to say that he deserves it. That ' s the terrible injustice, he does deserve it, and his innocent wife has been made to wear a like name, just because he is his wife. " Jug " is a 99 44 100% pure (?) red mike. Young- ster year he dragged once — blind, and has never had the courage to try a come-back. True, the fair sex is not absolutely repulsive to the boy. Since Young- ster Sept. leave his heart has not been his own, due to the wiles of a little Kentucky maid. Special deliv- ery letters have been following him ever since. For some time he has been torn between two desires, so it was not until the order came out saying that he would have to stay in the Service for two years after graduation, that he could decide whether to stay in and become an Admiral, or get out and get an early start on a crop of little " flasks. " Class Baseball (4,3,2); Reception Committee (J); Expert Rifleman; Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Gxmkhana (3, 2). JM Julian Knox Morrison, Jr. memphis, tennessee Joe PRESENTING a care-free and untroubled mien, " Joe " sauntered into the happy midst of the privileged few. He had come from the evil interior of Mississippi to see this place that he ' d " heared tell so much about. " " Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you " would best describe " Joe ' s " creed of existence. And, though his share of troubles have been fairly large, they are kept well-hidden under a nonchalant attitude that would have made the well-known Casey Jones appear as a nervous wreck. " Joe " and the Academics have always been locked in a bitter struggle, with the academics usually favored as the winner. But when the battle was over and the smoke and chalk dust had cleared away, the result was always the same — Joe had grabbed the victory with a 2.5001, which he figured gives him plenty of velvet for the next term. With an inexhaustible supply of stirring tales of a former life in the Delta country, this boy seldom fails to gather in the laurels when any sort of " he-nap- ping " contest is being st aged. " That story reminds me of something that hap- pened to me back in Walter Hartridge Strong savannah, georgia " Walter " " Itch " SOUND off, mister. " " W. Itch Strong from Savannah, Gawgia, suh. " Thus, Itch earned his name. " What! Only six lettehs, this mail. I ' m darned if I evah write another one; I ' m through! " Itch takes lif e easy; he has done excellent work, in spite of the fact that he never puts forth strenuous efforts. He is one of those fortunate people who have a hobby; he likes anything that carries sails — ask him about the split masts at Brest! Although he hasn ' t had many opportunities here to carry out his ideas along that line, he reads diligently all the matter he can find on the subject, and he plans to build a schooner some day and head out to see the world. His is a free spirit; perhaps it is his desire for freedom which has led to his deciding against the Navy for a career — though, to us, it looks as if it were just changing pilots. Class Tennis (2, 1). 234 John Brewer Brown centreville, maryland John H- — L! " said the Duchess but that ' s an- other story. This one deals with rugged, democratic John Brown, intimate friend of princess- es. There was that Russian one in Copenhagen; and there was the American Princess. John ' s simplicity and kind-heartedness are shown, though, in this instance. On one of the rare occasions of the Princess ' s visits, John invited his deadly rival for the same week-end. The victim accepted, and duly arrived. John equipped him with a suit of service and entertained him in Bancroft Hall, even took him to skipper ' s inspection, that he might not feel slighted. All went well, and virtue had its re- ward, for, it is said, that the Princess took advantage of this opportunity of seeing her lovers in the same clothes, and judged them for themselves alone. Though not a famous chow hound, John used to satisfy his hunger at the water polo table; he put to good use his early training received on the East ' n Sho ' , where they dive for bottles of the famous Chesapeake Bay Rum — deposited there by pirates. " See that land out past the lighthouse? That ' s God ' s country. " Crew Squad (4); Water-Polo Squad (3); Class Water-Polo (2); Class Numerals ( ?); Class Track (3); Gymkhana (3). m Arthur Remmel Quinn chicago, illinois " Cherry " FROM the time that he learned to walk, Cherry has been a wanderer on the face of the earth. From Copenhagen to Brisbane, there is not a port that he hasn ' t touched, not a foreign shore that he hasn ' t visited. Many and varied are Cherry ' s tales; it is his chief delight, when the clan has gathered, to slip away to the land of the past — the land of things that are no more (and never were). Cherry has a great hatred for one Ac subject — Juice. He swears that electricity will get him yet; the means is as yet undetermined. Along with his many vices, however, he has a few redeeming features — first, an acute and almost disastrous sense of humor; second, a complete and beautiful indifference for circumstances (adverse or otherwise). He is dogged by misfortune! For instance, moved by the most laudable of sentiments, and cherishing a desire to spread good cheer, Cherry once took occasion to offer a poor laborer tem- porary rejuvenation. How was he to know that the laborer was a lieutenant- commander washing his Dort? Class Soccer (4, 3, 2); Numerals; Soccer Squad (1); Class Water-Polo (4). 235 William Walter Graham palmyra, new jersey " Bill " " Ben " FIRST of all we must tell you that " Bill " is a good sport. If you ask me, that is his weakness and his strength, too. " Bill " hasn ' t limited himself to the layman ' s idea of sports in which he has tried his hand ' in Football, Boxing, and Baseball, but has branched out into other lines. As organizer and charter member of the Lion Tamers ' Club, he be- came notorious during Second Class Cruise. This Club was well known for the antipathy of its mem- bers for work and for its strict entrance require- ments. To become a member it was necessary to perform 36 hours of continuous and progressive caulking. " Do you know that ? " and he is oft to the sport of the hour whether it be bridge, bull, or baseball. We now take a very unsportsmanlike advantage of the picture above and quote a few lines from his latest book on how to play pinochle: " Oh, he ' s a downy bird. " " Yeah, sharp as shaving cream! Class Baseball (4, 3, 2); Class Numerals (5, 2); Class Football (2, 1); Class Box ins. {4); Black N . Alexander Sledge greensboro, alabama " Jl " " Alex " " Dan " ONE fair day in June, 1921, there ' descended upon us, as " from out of the nowhere into here, " a battered, bruised, and mud-bespattered golf-bag, carrying with it a lad with a collegiate slouch, an ultra-modern haircut, a knobby sport cap, and an air of " Take me as I am, I ' ll tell you if I like you " nonchalance. Al performed nothing spectacular during his earlier career here, but has gradually impressed us all with his uncommon sense, an ability to make the difficult appear easy, and a literary talent — extra- ordinary. Something of a fatalist, he has his own pet philosophy of life, love, and the pursuit of the tair sex. Indeed, he is quite a connoisseur of the latter, having dragged rather copiously and well, but being of a warm and generous nature, he finds room for many loves rather than one in his heart. We suspect that he has a secret ambition to be- come accomplished, but except for an occasional, nocturnal attempt to express brain throbs in poetic form, he has no bad habits. " Now, don ' t be an ass Editor-in-Chief Log (1); Log Staff (2); Star {4,3,2); Sub-Squad (2); Trident (2.1). Frederick Burdett Warder grafton, west virginia " Fred " " Freddie " " Peanuts " HGWV much does a married ensign get? " The wife ' s first question upon return from one Christmas leave. He was sincere, too, sincerity being one of the lad ' s outstanding characteristics. Fred possesses an extremely potent line of chatter that would make any bull bellow with envy. English and Dago are his playthings. And is he diplomatic? " Sir, I question the right of the court to arrest officers of the United States Navy. This action is not in keeping with the gratitude which the citi- zens of this country should have, etc. " Yes, the Navy won the case. Academically, Fred ' s a whiz and stout- ly maintains that the best way to bat an exam is to turn in the night before and get a good sleep. Turning in early in the face of a hard schedule is Freddie ' s favorite pastime. He believes that to work hard, play hard, and rest well is to be happy. Although lucky at cards, " cute li ' l ole Peanuts " is a Waterloo for the gentler sex. Four years of association with " Peanuts " have shown us that he ' s right there with what it takes. Here ' s luck, Fred lad! " She said the Army-Navy Game did it. " Business Manager Lucky Bag Log Staff (2, 1); Class Boxing (4, 3, 2). Clifford Leo McAuliffe natchez, mississippi " Mack " " Squirt " " Mcazvful " " H, my great, big, handsome man — he doesn ' t U smoke! " Indeed, our young Clifford, despite a few gav tendencies, is quite an exemplary mortal. Hailing from the Sunny Southland, and being naturally a romantic sort, Mack ' s greatest weak- nesses really become him. They are two — literature and women — and the greater of these is the latter. It may be that the weakness is not all on our young hero ' s side of the fence; even matrimonial ties have been known to loosen. This would be most incomplete without mention of " Clifford ' s " literary tendencies. He blossomed into the Trident class of " Connoisseur des belles lettres " during Second Class year and held forth quite nobly as a poet. At any rate, his long-haired company failed to awe him. His lines are generally of the lyric variety (young ladies who have been favored therein ' will kindly refrain from comparing the various offerings). Now, after all this, you could hardly imagine that this sweet young soul could be a " pug. " But " pug " he is, and a good one testifies his wife of the last four years. Class Boxing (4); Varsity Boxing (J, 2); Class Baseball (4, 3); Log Staff (2); Trident (3,2,1); Hop Co m m ittee ( 3 I ; Class Basketball ( ). 2 ' 7 Charles Harper Anderson Galveston, texas " Andy " " Tex " FOUR long years ago this safe, sane, and savvy young star forsook the comforts of home to face the cold, hard life at the Naval Academy. Little was learned about him Plebe summer, but he was well known " Ac " year because he had more first-class spoons than he could remember. Hard first-classman: " Starring, Mr. Anderson? " Still, soft voice: " Just barely, sir; just 3.55. " H. F. C. : " Come down with a seagoing expression ! " S. S. V.: (after several minutes) " Make sad! " And they did with cups, plates, and saucers; and the Boy Mariner stopped them all! Running true to " Star-man " form, he blossomed out early Youngster year as a snaky reptile, and he demonstrates the same poise and dexterity at a tea fight that he shows in his Math section during a chalk fight! His O. A. O. ' s are countless yet there must be " the " one, and we wouldn ' t bet our white works he ' s not one of the first to hear: " Daddie, what is a Red Mike? " Lucky Bag Staff; Star ' (4, 3, 2); Class Gym (3); Class Lacrosse (2). T. Hampton Mitchell TEXARKANA, TEXAS Mitch " " Hamp " " Roads " I DON ' T want to get up, " groans one ' oV our big strong men as he lurches from under a pile of blankets and stumbles over to turn on the light while the last strains of late blast echo down the corridor. When the light goes on we behold none other than " Mitch. " Having had no less than five wives already, " Hamp " vows and insists that he ' ll never be en- snared into marriage but that, like many other narratives he tells, no one believes. No matter what the conditions may be, he is always ready to give one practice in listening, especially if said person be a " sweet child. " " Mitch " might base his claim to fame on endur- ance, for which he holds at least one record; how- ever, his most remarkable characteristic is his unfail- ing luck. Who draws the best Steam slips? Who, for three months shaved unscathed with a straight edge on the Olympia? If this is not enough proof of his luck just ask him to narrate the happenings at the Bellevue Stratford in Philadelphia the evening after the American Henley. " Well, I guess it ' s about time I hit the pap again. " Crezv Squad (4, J, 2, Plebe Crew; ' 25 Crossed Oar. 1): George Aloysius Leahey, Jr. lowell, massachusetts " George " " Laddie " " Al " W£W don ' t you learn how to speak your native tongue? Up where I come from they speak English as she should be spoken. " Yes, he is from the place beans made famous, and if he doesn ' t en- tirely live up to the reputation of his state, it is because he can never find time to study. The act that first brought him fame occurred Youngster year during steam drill. When told not to use a cold chisel to cut a piece of metal, he placed the chisel in the fire and warmed it up. It took him a long while to live it down, but time and hard work have erad- icated this early indiscretion, and on Second Class cruise during target practice, George earned an " E " for his turret as firing pointer. For four years he pulled a husky oar on the crew squad, and only lack of weight kept him from earning a place on the Varsity. He tried his " foot " at Soccer just to learn the fine points of the game, and then decided to be manager. " Stick around, fellows. We ' re gonna open a bottle of glue. " Crew Squad (4, 3, 2); Hop Committee (2, 7); Reception Committee (1); Manager Soccer (1); Navy Numerals (I); Class Soccer (3, 2). Franklin D. Karns, Jr. AT LARGE " Frank " " Red " RED bounced in here early one June, got smacked down about a year and a half later, and bounced up again with a star on his collar. If the Acs don ' t get you the Executive must, but he evened up by beating the " medicos " every year in spite of the fact that they think he ' s got a glass eye. He says he ' s a confirmed Red Mike, but if you watch him at a hop you would never guess it. His toast, however, is " Here ' s to the light that lies in a woman ' s eyes, and lies and lies and lies " Frank has his own ideas on every subject and believes them, which goes to prove that he ' s not weak-minded in spite of the fact that he was accused once of having left his books on the table and walking out to formation with the door plug in his hand. His greatest weakness is detective stories, and his greatest ambition is to approach his father ' s athletic record, so he has looked in at baseball, tennis, lacrosse, and soccer. 239 Phillip Henry Fitz-Gerald tullahoma, tennessee " Fitz " FITZ was a sleepy example of what the state of Tennessee turns out, but now that his folks have all moved down to the Lone Star State, he has apparently forgotten the virtues of his former dom- icile. Now it is — " Listen to me, mister, what city in the U. S. is second only to New York City in exporting? Huh? Say, what is Port Arthur, Texas, famous for? What? Never heard of it? Say, Red, did you ever see such ignorance? Now when was a Plebe, etc., etc. " Fitz is an Army Junior (it wouldn ' t take you long to learn it from him yourself), and he may choose that branch of the service for his career. Aside from the " E " he helped put on the side of a now retired North D. turret, and the target on his sleeve, there are rumors to the effect that he was once a prettv good hand with a .45 Colt ' s. We are willing to believe that if only to avoid an argument. They say that to uncork a bottle at fifty paces is a pretty good stunt. " Tell Jim that I am walk- ing extra duty this after- noon, Red. " Class Lacrosse {4, 3); Class Wrestling [4). Lermond Horton Miller beatrice, nebraska " Red " " Rusty " IN the early spring, when peaceable peopK-s fancies turn to thoughts of Lady Morpheus, in breaks " Red " with his usual noise, " Hot diggity-dog-dog, did it again, scored twice on Charlie, and that hasp t been done for years; I guess that will fix me up with the coach for another week. " Without thought of his short stature, he intends playing Water Polo in the new pool. „ Before coming to the Naval Academy, Kusty toured the West with the Doane College Glee Club, where he was attending school for the express pur- pose of studying coffee roasting. He is as yet unde- cided whether he may best serve humanity in the Navy or in that big grocery store back in Beatrice. Our " Red " is neither a drunkard, gambler, nor a snake, but, like the rest of us, he forgets himself now and then and lets loose, at other men ' s expense. He boards a friendly " yacht, " drinks good Green Stripe and sells the liberal owner his N. A. sweater for the cozy sum of twenty bucks. His youthful training is not to be laughed at, if he can continue to turn deals like this one. Class Gym (4); Class Numerals (4); Ass ' t Manager Gym (3): Class Water Polo (3); Water Polo Squad (2); Navy Numerals (_ ' ). 240 A John Williams Murphy, Jr. huntingdon, tennessee " Murph " " Spuds " HE lEMs a man with an Irish name, who does not even talk like an Irishman. His speech is purely southern as the state from which he comes. He talks about the " fo " honors he has in his bridge hand and drops his " r ' s " from every other word. Murph is a born swimmer, at least we are inclined to think so from the number of hours he spends in the pool. But, alas, these many hours are not on the team, but on the " sub-squad. " When " Spuds " passes his swimming test, hell will freeze over in the old proverbial way. Murph is also pretty savvy and text books have no horrors for him in any way. Nor can you find a better fellow than " Spuds " ; he ' ll do anything for you, and is game to do anything with you, from baseball to checkers and even higher or lower. Go in his room, ask him a question, and you ' re bound to be greeted with a cheery, " Well, I don ' t know, but we ' ll find out. " N. A. C. A. Director (3); Secretary (2); f ' ice-President ( ); Star (2); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2, 1). John Stephen Chitwood carthage, missouri " Chittie ' LATE in September, 1921, Chittie swapped t his 4 chance of becoming President for the better one of becoming Admiral of the Navy. By this late entrance, he missed the joys of Plebe summer, but arrived just at the time all the older boys were returning from Sep leave and feeling happy at the thought of getting back again. It was a hard time for him, those first few weeks, but he lived through it as he has lived through the remaining three years — carelessly and good-naturedly. His tendencies are those of a confirmed Red Mike. His week days generally consist of very little boning, a bit of reading, and a great deal of sleep. His week ends generally consist of a trip to the movies, a work- out, and lots more sleep. The Academics have caused him little work and less worry; his knack of grasping anything quickly, combined with the luck that always goes with red hair, has enabled him to keep out of the rut with a very insignificant expenditure of energy. " Say, was that late blast? " Class Football (7). 241 Richard Hermus Gingras buffalo, new york " Shorty " " Fats " " Dick " THE simple, the awful whoop — the HI ' fat boy to whose ears the roar of Niagara is as familiar as the roar of subway trains to the ears of a Gothamite. Gaze upon him, one and all — for he has the build of an apple dumpling and the instincts of a polar bear. He thrives upon fresh air in large doses at all seasons, thereby causing his skinny roommate to contemplate many crimes upon his rotund person. Bound for the Great Outside because of a missing inch of height, but he doesn ' t mind. " I ' d rather work for the General Electric in Buffalo than play General Quarters the rest of mv life. " Class Track (4, 3); Class Soccer (J, 2); Class Boxing (2); Navy Soccer (1); Class Lacrosse (2, 1). Waldo Augustus Page, Jr. washington, district of columbia " Wally " FROM the Navy on the sea to the NaVyron the land, and " Wally " came to us. " I didn ' t come up here to get into this, I came here to get out of Panama. " He got into this all right, and, apparently, he is in to stay until the last bell. For a while " Wally " and the executive department were throwing dice for his chances, and although he cannot shoot craps, he was lucky. " See this top diag, mister? How much did that stripe cost me? " " Five hundred bucks " is the way he expresses how anxious he was to get out. " Wally ' s " Plebe and Youngster years were marked by an extensive search for the right girl. 1 alk about vour hunting expeditions — none can compare with that one. At last, he has found her, and his search is at an end. He met her while he was navigating the Reina Mercedes during Second Class Sep Leave. She captured, first, his heart; then, his miniature; and if all turns out as planned, she will capture him very soon after graduation. " There ' s nothing like the Gyrenes, so that ' s where I belong. " Class Track (4, 3); Black N ; Masqueraders (4, 1); Musical Clubs (4); Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana (2). 242 James Burtle O ' Hara tupper lake, new york " Mickey " N( " Win this cage, ladies and gentlemen, is " Our Wild Irish Rose. " This specimen is a real genius (genus homo variety) in his own crude way. The art of making people like him was long ago an open book to the " The Caliph, " as one of his hench- men calls him. When this lad laughs, the whole world splits its sides laughing with him. His lantern jaw hides the smile of one of Nature ' s Noblemen behind the mask of an Irish Bricklayer! " Stay and hear the rest! " Photographed above is the successor of Thurston, the great magician. His opening remark, in fact his first friendly effort, is " lemme show you a card trick. " The night before a Juice exam, at a time when Mickey was under with a 2.12, our hero was observed to be boning a book entitled " More Magic. " Which hasn ' t a thing to do with Juice but is a pretty good sidelight on card tricks. A lot more could be said about this kisser of the Blarney Stone, but we ' ll just wish the sun never sets on this rolling stone wherever he may roll. Class Boxing (3); Class Football (3, 2); Boxing ( ). William Onahan Gallery chicago, illinois " Onyx " " Dan " " VNYX " entered the Academy full of pep and V so far he has not lost that wonderful quality. After getting installed in Bancroft Hall, he proceeded to fix up his room with mechanical contraptions, until everything about it was as efficient as a well-oiled machine, and he has added the magic touch to every room he has occupied since. Not liking the regular chow, he proceeded to get himself on the training table during the long winter months each year, first in boxing and then in wres- tling and meanwhile he has had little trouble with academics. So far neither Lady Nicotine nor Lady Luck have meant anything to him, and we don ' t believe they ever will, but with other ladies he is not so successful, since he fell pretty hard Youngster year. Being the middle one of the three brothers to enter the Naval Academy, he has had a record to live up to, and an example to set, which have kept him busy the whole four years. Here ' s hoping he ' ll keep on being as successful as he has been here. " Well! I didn ' t hit a single tree this week. " Boxing Squad (4, 3); Wrestling (2). TTP ' iS 243 G 1 William Culbert nashville, tennessee " Bill " " Willie " " Honest " ' UESS I ' ll study a little the fourth month. " That remark can be expected from " Bill " only after he has hit two or three trees in a row. Those who are prone to work or worry get along without his company; but Second Class Leave, he did spent some time at the Academy doing advanced work in Dago. " Honest Willie " has come before the Regiment not only as a track man of real ability, but also as an example of " our ideal young gentleman " : reference, Superintendent ' s Special order. One year on the class team and three on the varsity have served to bring out one of our best hurdlers. His love affairs have always been a topic of lively discussion. His most famous, or rather infamous, was Youngster year when the audience thought them to be a part of the show. We have it on reliable author- ity that the same fair ladv went all the way to Cadiz to see him. " Bill " is a living contra- diction and is just as likely to exclaim, " Gee, but I ' m glad I ' m not in love " as " She ' s the most wonderful girl — and I ' m going to mar- ry her, too. " Malcolm Duncan Sylvester alexandria, louisiana " Mac " THAT name sounds like oatmeal, kiltie , and bagpipes; and what ' s more his Scotch propensi- ties reach right out and grab you and anything you might have adrift. But he ' ll tell you that Scotch relatives are mighty fine when the cruise goes to Nova Scotia or Scotland. Malcolm is rather given to argument, and is usually on the winning side. This characteristic has led him into some hazards, but in turn has helped him over many bunkers. He was the organizing force behind the Hod- Carriers ' Union, the teamwork of which caused many a 1.0 drag to spend a 4.0 week-end but which organization was short-lived because some of the members so consistently filled their hods. Mac is best known, however, as the organizer and playing manager of the undefeated Second Deck football team. This gang of roughnecks romped on all four of the other decks of the Fourth Wing. How about the heart of this sailor? Well, it must be awfully big — it was so hard to get underway. But after Halifax, Inversnaid, and Philadelphia, we are inclined to think he has been holding out on us. Gymkhana (4, 3). Class Track (4); Track Team (3, 2, 1 ); Navy Numerals (J). 244 James Mason Miller shelton, connecticut " Mazie " " Pollyanna " " Jimmie " I RGMV?Shelton High to a Plebe is a long drop, but Mazie took it in the summer of ' 21. Surviving the trials and troubles of Plebe year, he embarked on the Delaware to begin his career as a Youngster. Upon his return, the sub and weak squads claimed him, and after much exercising " With Pep, " he forsook the latter. But try as he may, he is a permanent member of the submarine service. " Jimmie ' s " ambitions turned toward the Gyrenes Youngster year — about the time he got jammed for staying too long with " Her " on Easter Leave. Next, he wanted the Army, and now; who knows? June Week will probably find him wearing the one stripe. He was a Red Mike once. But then came Arthur Murray Correspondence Dancing lessons, and now every day brings little pink messages to lighten his dull existence. A character of the Radiator Club, and a fair Mexican Athlete, any gathering of the Class finds " Pollyanna " there protesting against everything from " Red ' s " reports to the dessert. " Hey, you; get ofFn that bed. There ' s inspection yet this morning. ' " Gymkhana (4, 3); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). w Jeane R. Clark HOMER, NEBRASKA n op J . R. Gene ELL, some day, I ' ll be a great track man. Made the distance in three minutes and a little over fifty-nine seconds, but I didn ' t leave the house till twenty minutes to, so of course I didn ' t make it. Papped? Sure, they print ' em with my name on them now! " It was ever thus. " J. R. " was always late returning from town (who could blame him ?) and the Watch Officers heaved him on the " pap " (and who could bh the However, even the best of us have our little failings at times; " Gene " had his in the form of the sub- squad. He made many suggestions to the Athletic Department in regard to putting non-slip tiling on the bottom as well as on the sides, but they seemed determined that he really swim the distance. " J. R. " didn ' t really try very hard till he learned that the new pool was to be ten feet deep all over. " Quit griping, wife, and let me think. " Army-Navy Game, 1923, and about five a. m. " Bul- ly " — " Bbbblub, a-an ' yuh, boo-hoo, yuh deserted me fur a girl " ! Bblub ' er! Yuh don ' t love me any more. Boooo! " And more tears. Gymkhana (4, 3); Sub-Squad (2); Class Football (4). 245 Austin Carty Behan newport, rhode island " Chisty " " Baron " " " HISTY " isn ' t the garden variety of star man V with a size eight hat and a twelve collar. In fact, he isn ' t a star man at all and neither is he one of our leading athletes; but this last is not because he isn ' t an ardent fan of all sports. When it comes to " going out " he has no superiors and few equals. Lacrosse, football, wrestling, and handball have all had his interest and it seems that the gentler sport is the favorite. His title is the most impressive thing about the " Baron " and in most ways he lives up to it. He has more crust, determination, and a more impossible line than Baron Munchausen. Borrowing anything and everything, discussing the Irish question, and recounting his adventures are typical. A consistent blind dragger, and never been bricked (or rather that ' s his story) and not an overly suc- cessful fusser; but that record is something to be proud of. His ideas and point of view have at times caused friction with the powers that be but these same qualities will help him through life. " A man with four stripes will have brains enough to see that I am right. " Martin Joseph Drury jamestown, rhode island " Duke " THE swash of the paddle-wheels of a lerVy din- ning in his ears every day on his way to and from school was the music which led Drury to cast his lot with the " pampered pets. " His academic career has been rather hectic at times, but his latent ability has saved the day upon every occasion. Given an audience, he can expound and confound, but if the discussion be general, he is present but not voting. It appears as though he has missed his calling after all, for he has the makings of a fine solicitor. Duke ' s social activities have been less than few, for he is first, last, and always a Red Mike. " He has a mind of his own — that ' s all. " Navy Baseball (5); Class Baseball (2, 1); Gymkhana (2). 246 William Clendon Straub cleveland, ohio " Bill " " Clen " OVIk Bill " is an easy fellow to get along with; he has only two serious faults. One — he thinks Cleveland, Ohio, is the only city in the country; two — he thinks bridge is the only card game worth play- ing. His love of the old home town is pardonable, in view of the fact that the O.A.O. lives there. His mania for bridge is something for the uninitiated to marvel at; Clendon, with his fellow players, often engages in games of such length and fierceness as to test severely the endurance of any ordinary player. His one outstanding feature, however, is his gen- erosity with any dope he may have, be it academic, scientific or just cruise dope. Cruise dope is handed out freely. " Clen " was blessed with a vivid imagination at birth, he has used it continually ever since; as a result of this, his cruise is always a week ahead of any other dope. Most of all, he likes those little impromptu wrest- ling matches, so dear to the hearts of that fourth deck gang. And. let us say here, we pity the unfor- tunate one who finds himself with one of " Bill ' s " scissors wrapped around his waist. Crew (3, 2, 1); Star (3, 2); Richard Alexander Larkin cleveland, ohio " Dick " " Dicky " DICK holds one of the world ' s records; 126 pounds to 156 pounds in three months and that on Youngster Cruise. He claims it ' s muscle, but those who sat at his table are perfectly willing to argue the point. Red Mike, swimmer, and homemade gymnast classifies Dick in three words. Looking at the last sentence, the first seems impossible, but it is true, nevertheless. His daily combats with the Weel are the source of much swearing since neither of the contestants seem to care where the bout is held. Lake Erie must be a good place for fish because Dicky joined Percy Ortland ' s cohorts Plebe year and has been with them ever since. Academics and women don ' t worry this Buckeyeite in the least. He is thorough master of the first, and steers clear of the latter. " H — ! Is that formation? Where is my shirt, anyhow? Oh, well, I don ' t need it anyway. " And our hero is in ranks as late blast stops. 247 Hugh Pollard Thomson delhi, louisiana " Count " " Tommy " " Horse Power " TOMMY " rolled in the first day of Plebe sum- mer from the far South and the " best liT podunk there is. " And does he always miss it? You should hear him tell of his big hat, and his horse, not to mention those fine bird dogs that he has often followed. His stories of houseboat parties on the Ouchita are unequalled. Early Plebe year, because of his lazy Southern manner and his blase attitude, he became known as the " Count. " He counts all among his friends save the Ac departments, which play havoc with his carefree attitude at times and make him dig like mad for the elusive 2.5. In matters of the heart he appears outwardly to be unconcerned, but a close observer can easily see that it is not a desire to take out life insurance or invest in Filipino Drill No. 4 that causes him to make such rushes for the mail. At the hops he is one of those who has the best time ever, even if his full dress blouse does choke him. So we leave this true-to- life " Dream Daddy, " with his dogs on the radiator, sinking slowly back into that eternal trance. Thomas Carroll Parker elizabeth city, north carolina " T. C. " " Tip " " Park " THE cannon roared, echoed and re-echoed in deep solemnity o ' er a verdant land, awakening the quiet and peacefully slumbering inhabitants of a flourishing hamlet of the Old North State from sweet dreams to the sad reality of the premature exodus of one of its most promising sons. On such an occasion did Phoebus rise in all his majestic splendor from a sea of darkness, bent on illuminating the world in the manner of our pledged hero, rising from an obscure village in all his grim determination, this momentous day in June four years gone by, to sally forth and conquer the universe. He felt the call of the sapphire sea, the beckoning of a be-salted Nep- tune, in fact, the urge of the old Navy Bean. Today there is before us a tall athletic figure developed by months before the mast and stoop- falls under the table; a classic head, bearing some slight traces of intelligence; a pair of steel-gray, glittering eyes, acquired by scanning the sea for ships in distress. You remark an air of ease and savoir faire, of Horatio at the bridge, of a veritable garcon on the burning deck. Sub-Squad ( ?). £ John Gilman Moore oakland, california " Country " " Old Lady " COUNTRY Moore, the travelin ' man, has been everything from a globe trotter to a midship- man — and finds out that he is able to " get by " in any capacity without breaking his neck. He ' s far and away the most easy going-est man that has ever been allowed to get away with it ! Women fail to sway him, at least those that we know. The " Acs " have been tracking him for a long, long time, but, to date, have failed to reach him. In the long run our money is on the " Country. " The man ' s even disposition is a source of mystery to all. It would be interesting to see if he ' d become slightly ruffled were his bed thrown out of the port and bright work rags made from his dress suit. It is doubtful, really. But when it comes to a good time or taking a chance, Country ' s ready. " Here ' s a job for you, Country. " " Aw, let it go until tomorrow and then you do it. " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2). William Adams Eaton washington, district of columbia " Bill " " Thug " ' T TEY, taps has busted! " " Well, I have to finish these letters, " and only the scratching of his pen disturbs the silence as Bill attempts to pull sat in correspondence. His claim to athletic prominence rests in his fistic ability. He joined Spike ' s pupils, Plebe year, and has been on the squad ever since, despite some hard luck. In the spring, though, you will find him playing ball with the class team. His talent as a swimmer has also been marked; he has been on the sub-squad for three years. The rocks and shoals of the Ac Departments have not held any terrors for him. He is among the savoirs and can usually be found around the first section. When he opens up with his Dago line the profs think he must be straight from Paris. Despite his many activities Bill is always looking for a good time and usually has one. " Dago tomorrow? Guess I ' ll write a letter. I wish every period was Dago. " Boxing {4, 3, 2, 1); Navy Numerals, Star 14); Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Black N 249 ' TTEY!! " Joseph Henry Nevins, Jr. new york city It J »» Joe And in busts our own little " Joe, " all set to tell the room what is wrong with the " Exec " De- partment, the " Ac " Departments, the Navy, or the world, depending upon the latest outrage as h e sees it, and upon his mood. He always has a topic, and if not interrupted, will dwell on it at length, according to the extent of the injustice — but usually according to the patience of his hearers. A snake by inclination, his affairs have been many, but never has he lost his head. Even upon the most precarious footing he remains cool and collected and this is characteristic of him. It is only natural, that in numerous attempts to drag, he should be disap- pointed occasionally and the ordinary man would be discouraged. Academically his lite has not been easy. Neverthe- less, he has always managed to hang on while going over the bumps and though some of the Departments have given him trouble, he always returned it in kind and has fooled them persist- ently and consistently. What more need be said? " It isn ' t the work, it ' s the conditions we live under. " Harry Fanker Miller pittsburgh, pennsylvania " Petie " " Pete " " Nick " HARRY is from the Smoky City and naf a deep regard for blast furnaces, open hearths, and radiators. His latest Hare is Wall Street. He says he wants to show us how to make money — out of the Navy! We think he ' ll stay with us though, for a while, anyway. Pete has flights of fancy and they have carried him from the Cape to Cairo Railway Expedition to the Stock Exchange. With the Academics, he has exhibited that " je ne sais quoi " which perhaps accounts for the fact that he is not usually listed " among those present " on the weekly bushes. As an athlete, " Petie " does not " belong. " For the most part his leisure hours are given over to the pur- suit of happiness in oblivion on his downy cot. He is an ardent disciple of Morpheus and a visit by our friends the enemy is as likely as not to catch him napping. His forte is friendly argument; versatility is not the least of his accomplishments, and like most of us, he can argue intelligently (?) upon any topic, whether he has ever heard of it before or not. " There, you ' re arguing again! Nooh, you ' re wrong! " fi Searcy James Lowrey blue mountain, mississippi " Tiddledy " WIT " rfthe exception of an unfortunate event which took place one dark night on a dock in Panama during Youngster cruise, and a few arguments with the Math department, Tiddledy has enjoyed a smooth cruise through the Academy. Having the philosophy that all above 2.5 is wasted energy, and possessing always the ability to pull sat at critical moments, he has had time to make many friends and take part in athletics. He did especially good work at the fall meet of the indoor golf team in 1923. In the spring, he swings a mean tennis racquet, and for four seasons has contributed much to the success of the team. Land Navigation is also one of his pet hobbies. Ask anyone who was in the back seat the day he went around a curve between Annapolis and Washington at fifty-five miles an hour. " Well, now fellows, I ' ll drag her, but I ' m afraid she ' ll stay over Sunday. " Tennis (4,3,2,1); Black N Alfred Reed Pefley rockford, illinois " Al " " Pef " SAY, Tiddledy, whom did I drag last week? I can ' t make up my mind which girl most rates coming down to the next Hop. " " Al " is a typical " snake. " He knows ' em all and loves ' em all; his affections are not anchored in any single port. Youngster year he stepped out from the first Hop to the last, and he has been going strong ever since. He has a winning way that pretty girls can ' t resist, and isn ' t surprised that they fall for him. We often hear him say, " Gee, but she ' s a lucky girl to have me drag her. " Even the young ones fall for him, and we know from good authority that he is very fond of children. " Pef " has many virtues besides that of being a " snake. " He is also a poet, and many a fair damsel has been the inspiration for a beautiful sonnet. His memory book shows that his experiences have been varied. He is a hunter, a horseman, and a golf player. He is also an excellent victrola player, singing as he plays. We all agree that his voice should be cul- tivated. Log (3, 2, 1); Secretary, Trident; Tennis Team (4, 3, 2,1); tN ' At— Block N; Literary Editor, Trident Magazine. 251 N Lew Wallace Roberts st. louis, missouri " Wally " " Lew " " Lover ' O, Girls — this chap has never seen of a Beauty Parlor; it is just a the interior specimen of Nature ' s good work. What? Sure — line forms on the right. Afraid you will be disappointed, though. You ' d think he ' d be popular with the Fair Sex, now, wouldn ' t you? Hit — no change. Ask the man who owns one. You ' d have thought so, had you seen them rush him in Kelly ' s, down in Panama. They have two pigeon-holes in the Post Office for the mail on his deck — one is for Wally and the other is for the rest of the boys. Not being very tall, Wally couldn ' t reach a star, so he hitched his wagon to the moon and made the Class football team. Just ask those who have played against him — they know for what Missouri is famous. And also, between the weekly struggles in the Armory, he plays baseball. " What do the girls call you. Mister? " " They don ' t have to call me, sir — I ' m always there. " Class Football (4, 3, 2,1); Class Basketball (3); Hop Committee (2, 1): Black N Class Supper Committee; June Ball Committee, Chair- man. Robert Lawton Dyer seattle, washington " Bob " " Bighearted " " Bob, Dear " CANADIAN CAPERS, " roars the altitude, and then forgets its worries while Bob lets his stuff strut itself. He makes a sax (and women, too) laugh and sob, chuckle with glee and whimper with pain, and all with the famous Dyer tone. The lad has been called a Red Mike, but those who know him best are discreet; he may be rather particular, but he is far from invulnerable. " The batteries for today are: Navy — Dyer and Harris. " Our long southpaw is Army ' s despair — they can ' t hit ' em when they can ' t see ' em. The snappy half of Goucher " trenches " down every Wednesday to see his " divine form " in action. Fate plucked Bob from the University of Wash- ington where he had been flourishing for two years, and transplanted him to the salty atmosphere of the Naval Academy. Although he prefers the great open spaces where men are men, the past four years have failed to cramp his style in the least. Cactus thrives even in the Sahara. " Where is that Scotchman! " Orchestra (4); Jazz Band (4, 3, 2, 1); Musical Clubs (4,3,2,1); Gymkhana Committee (2); Class Track (4): Navy Baseball (3, 2, 1); aXa; Expert Rifleman; Gymkhana (4,3,2,1). 252 John Howard Broadbent washington, district of columbia " Red " " Rouge " THIS ' TiBung gentleman was born with a horseshoe up his sleeve and red hair. We can say no more, except, " Don ' t gamble with him. " You haven ' t a chance. Y ith this mystic charm over him and a little grey matter between the ears, Red has been able to amble along with us with comparative ease. To him, the " Acs " are not to be taken seriously, while sleep and modern literature are much more essential for a liberal education in this profession. In spite of this. Rouge is quite versatile in his classroom explanations — which fact is easily shown by his continual absence from any of the lower sections. A Red Mike he was, but the mills of the gods grind slowly. Ioday, we see him at the hops, a genuine reptile, and woe to the heart of any poor maiden he meets there. " And I ' m going to marry a woman who is too proud to have her husband work. " Herbert McNulta, Jr. lake forest, illinois " Shorty " HEY, look at this one, " and another fair damsel is clipped from the picture section of the Sunday paper to take her place in Shorty ' s noted book of beautiful ladies. It has been claimed by the greatest art experts of the Academy that the collec- tion is one of the rarest in existence. Shorty lives up to his name by having the dis- tinction of being the shortest man in our class. This, however, has not kept him away from that gang of murderers and cut-throats, commonly known as the water polo squad. This cosmopolitan gentleman had a great handicap over his classmates Plebe year, by claiming as his home the state or city from which the unfortunate upperclassman happened to come. Shorty is always in combat with the Dago Depart- ment. To hear a real sailor ' s vocabulary, only one thing is necessary, that is, to casually mention that Dago is the first period tomorrow. Why say anymore? Read % what you can out of those JwE big blue eyes. Sr Class Water-Polo (4, 3); £. A«. Class Swimming [4); Water-Polo Squad {2); wNp. 253 Stirling Patterson Smith washington, district of columbia " Smittie " " S. P. " " Smytke " AFTER the usual two hours of jolting and creep- l - ing along, Smittie arrived via the W. B. A. one morning and signed on the dotted line with the rest of us. Since then, he has become famous for several things, one of which is his unfailing presence at all the hops. Sometimes he drags and sometimes he does not, but in either case he is right there giving the girls a treat. We all know Smittie for taking life easy. Academ- ically, he has always been a little above average, so he has never had any worries along that line. On Second Class cruise he was always hard to find unless we were nearing port. Smythe is a good sport and a true pal. Rhino is not in his makeup as far as we have been able to discover. There are lots of things we could tell on or about Smittie, but they are " beyond the scope of this text. " Go to it, Smittie, and hit everything like you do those Nav. P-works. Oliver Francis Naquin alexandria, louisiana " Nake " NAKE entered our midst with a very technical " gonk " and a Conn cornet. He has used both to a great extent during the past four years, but we are very firm in our convictions that he has had much more success with the latter! Not too non-reg; seldom rhino; always willing to help at a show or at an after-dinner recital of the jazz band, with his little horn; usually sleepy (except over the week-ends); very lazy; always sat, but never starring; willing to help you — anything except drag blind for you; mix these qualities together and you have the character of Nake and as congenial a pal as you could desire (it is rumored, however, that someone already has him). With his musical bump and with his ability to make a cornet behave, we are forced to believe that he would be right at home with Ted Lewis or Paul hiteman; but he ' s " in the Navy now " and belongs to us: we ' re betting on him. " Has somebody got you, Naker " " We 11, I doahn ' t know, but I hope so! " Jazz Band (4,3,2,1); Leader (1); Choir (4,3,2,1); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, 1). Choir (4,3,1) Black N . 254 Robert Henry Gibbs washington, district of columbia " Bobby " " Spider " " Jibes " AFTE ' R a heavy meal of bananas and water, our l Robert finally made his weight and entered the ring with the rest of us bewildered sheep, ready for the first session of the four round bout with the Ac departments. With the beginning of the year " Bobby " was surrounded by kindly upper classmen desirous of shielding him under the paternal wings. At the end of the year, he still retained his innocent air and " that school-girl complexion. " While life at the Academy has been no bed of roses for our hero, he has always managed to fool the Ac departments without undue exertion. He has shown his versatility by joining the ranks of the fussers and can usually be found of a Saturday evening on the armory dec. " Spider " has been pretty lucky in steering clear of the shoals of the executive depart- ment, but a liking for midnight swims and boat rides caused him to start Second Class cruise about a week early with a shaking down trip on the Reina. " Hev, wife, what ' s the lesson for tomorrow in— " Class Swimming (J); Swimming Squad (3); Soccer Squad (1). Willis Ashford Lent west roxbury, massachusetts " Pilly " " Bill " " Bottle " HERE you are, girls — just what you ' ve been looking for. Study that physiognomy — what do you make of it? That comfortable stoutness ' of an easy-going nature, with a triumvirate of ch ins that reveal the epicure. Much water has flowed under the bridge since little Pilly romped on Boston common, but each Tuesday and Thursday evening still finds him with that same look of eager anticipation that lit up his face on Saturdays of yore, when he tripped home from play with visions of the brown ancestral pot full of the succulent Bostonian staple. Pill ' s greatest weakness, however, is his affinity for caulking mats; his devotion to Morpheus accounts for the lack of letters on his sweater and stars on his collar. It is rumored that he once refused a gift of a quart of very old contraband — but that ' s not why we call him " Bottle. " Never seen in the company of the fair sex, he has preserved the aloofness of the true Red Mike for three years, but they say his type falls hard — so here ' s your chance. Class Baseball. 255 George Alexander Wilson, III LA SALLE, ILLINOIS " Weel " " George " THOUGH he hails from the city that alarm clocks made famous, he neither marks time nor makes a sound. Plebe year found him sailing nicely over the academics with but one dark cloud to mar his voyage. The ship proved seaworthy, however, and good for three more years of hard service. Youngster year started off nicelv with George more or less of a Red Mike, but PHILADELPHIA proved enticing and George developed a liking for the fair sex. He never developed into an excessive snake, and for this we feel proud of him. Christmas leave over, George came back for a much-needed rest, but evidently the instructors in Executive thought otherwise, and he never pulled sat in extra duty until June Week. Bridge and chess are George ' s weakness, and woe to the man who is not a shark, and who attempts to beat him. Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, a shrill voice may be heard calling across the corridor, " Hey, Red! Going to the Movies? " Sub-Squad (4, 3, Black N; Gymkhana (4). 2); Frederick Frank Sima ypsilanti, michigan " Fred " FRED first saw the light of day in thetbustling city of Ypsilanti. He has not disappointed his townfolk, and is frequently honored with a full col- umn in the " Ypsilanti Clarion. " He, being a very modest lad, was much embarrassed when congratu- lated by the editor for his appointment as mate of the U. S. S. North Dakota, during Second Class cruise. His accomplishments are many. He exhibits no mean talent on the mandolin, and is a radio bug of the first water. In one instance, during a series of constructive experiments in radio, he accidentally tuned in on the wave-length of the lighting system of the fourth deck and blew out several fuses. Inasmuch as his great ambition is to see his own absentee pennant at the starboard main yardarm, it is not strange that he should excell in subjects most important to the future naval officer. However, let there be no apprehension that Fred is working himself to death; he is often wont to participate in more lightsome entertainments — ask him about Easter leave. He is a well-balanced chap, however, and never goes to extremes. Log (4); Musical Clubs (3, 2, 1); Black N; Sub-Squad (3); Class Football (1); Gvmkhana (4). 256 il Joseph Harold Wellings east boston, massachusetts Lriis Joe WH2N " Gus " left his native haunts and beloved gang to cast his lot with the pampered pets of Uncle Sam, he brought with him two valuable assets which have since stood him in good stead — first, a knowledge of practical seamanship which would put to shame old Davey Jones himself; second, a disposition which refused to be otherwise than sunny despite juice, skinny, femmes, roommates, and the other necessary evils of our academy life. His activities in athletics, for he is an athlete of no mean prowess, have made his four years here busy ones. However, he has always found time to drag occasionally. He has his own ideas of femmes in general and a few in particular. For information in regard to the particular ones, it would be neces- sary to go with him back to the old podunk for it is here that he shows up in his true colors. If you want advice, Gus is your man, for that is one thing he can do to perfection. It is usually good sound advice because he enjoys the reputation of being very steady. " The Oracle speaks " — " Tell her to go to Hell. " Navy Football {2. 1); Navy Baseball (2, I); Class Boxing (3, 2, I); Class Baseball {4,3); Class Football (4); B-Squad {3); Navy Numerals, Class Numerals; Block N. Harry Havelock Henderson weston, Massachusetts " Harry " " Hendee " DESPITE his love for the fireside and the ' open country, Harry strolled through the main gate on the first of September and signed up with us. Plebe year, Harry spent most of his Saturday evenings in the balcony watching the fair femmes below. He continued his early start during Youngster year and at the Easter hop — well, ask him where he went the next Washington ' s birthday. Harry ' s athletic career began when, in answer to the question, " What are you out for mister? " he replied, in a joking way, " Boxing, sir. " " Very well, " said the first classman, who happened to be captain ot the boxing team, " Report to me every night. " From the way Harry performs in the squared circle, we suppose that he carried out his orders to the nth degree. When he hangs up his boxing gloves, he dons the baseball uniform and pitches for the class team. It there is a rough-and-tumble scrap going on, or it a joke is played on any- body, look for Harry for an explanation. " I ' ll make a 3.0. " Navy Boxing (4, 5, 2,1); Navy Team (2, 1); N. A. Lightweight Che V. CU Class Ni pion (2); Basebc Football (2, merals, hN.Ii Numerals. 2,1); 1); -Navy 257 Donald Oscar Burling springfield, illinois " Mother " " Shimmy " WHAT ' S the good word tonight? What! You been a Plebe for seven months and can ' t come down with it? Well, come around at 9:30 and we ' ll talk it over. " " All right, mister, write a letter to my girl, accom- panied by a poetic eulogy. " And after due effort, Shimmy presented the letter to the love-sick one diag. " I was gonna spoon on you if I sent it, but it ' s a little too strong. " Such was the nature of Shim ' s career until the last straw bottom fell out of the good ship Tuscarora. At the end of Youngster year, our member from the corn belt felt the effects of the I.C.S. memory course as adopted by the Gym Department, when someone came up to him, after a refreshing plunge, and said, " Why, certainly, I remember you! W. O. Burling, the re nowned Dr. Hyde! " At once the signal corps hoisted, " Designating, Youngster year, first repeater. " " Mother " does not feel the call of the salty brine and, rather than eat three squares a day, will take a chance on the great outside. Show ' em the old Navy spirit by obtaining success in all the four corners, Don. Star (5); Log (2,1). John David Burton, Jr. smithville, georgia " . D. " " Johnnie " " Burt " YOU from Georgia, mister? Planning ' om coming back when you bilge? " Such was " Johnnie ' s " welcome inside these gates of Paradise; but it is quite easy to fool the Academics if you know how and that ' s just what our Georgia peach has done for four long years. Reveille, with its accompanying late blast, has no terrors for " J. D. " He is one of the strongest argu- ments on the seaward side of our barbed wire en- tanglements in favor of compelling all W. O. ' s to wear a set of cowbells from reveille to breakfast. However, his tendency to cling to the old pine board mattress is no insinuation that he is always sleeping. Upon first glance he would not create the im- pression of being a snake, but he can line up the poor damsels on his string in a company front. He has a tack for diplomacy, and keeps them widely sep- arated. Ask him about those adorable letters from the south— and pray who ' s the lucky one— why you just know she ' s the O. A. 0. Here ' s wishing " Burt " lots of success on the high seas and lots of leave ashore. Class Football (2); Class Gymnasium (2, 1); Gymkhana (4); Sub-Squad (4). 258 Adolph Zuber elizabeth. new jersey " Ad " " Zudolph " ADOiT H decided Plebe year to emulate the l famous film producer whose name resembles his own, though his productions have by no means been " filmy. " He produced the goods often in Navy football with his 180 pounds of fight when Navy was on her one-yard line; and it seems that Dick Glendon can ' t chase him out of the Varsity shell, either. Like all great men, poor Adolph has one (?) weakness — that ogre, seasickness, has marked him for her own each cruise, so, instead of sporting the Navy blue, you ' ll probably find him somewhere in Haiti or San Domingo in the khaki of a " leatherneck. " Studies were his meat. And whenever " Zudolph " hit a tree, it was common scandal. Grave doubts assail his mind about romance, but the scribe attributes them to his inexperience. The easiest thing he does is to knock off training, but the two hardest jobs Adolph ever did were to keep hi s poise and chow at the Admiral ' s dinner aboard the flagship, and to function as four stripes by passing the plate down the middle aisle in chapel. " Did you hear from Florence today? " you Navy Football (4, 3, 2, 1); Navy Crew (4, 3, 2); Plebe Crew (4); Class Water-Polo (4, 3, 2); Block N (J, 2, 1); 1925 Crossed Oar. Robert Julius Klaus Mensing portland, oregon " Bob " " Blondy " THIS blond-haired lad from the great unwashed West came into our midst during Second Class year. His career from then on is divided into two parts, the first, a constant conflict with the executive department. Before he realized it, they had him one up and three to go. That is, he had one month to do on the ship and three more Ac months to pass through before he could take a fresh start. He forth- with launched a Purity Campaign, gave away all smoking utensils, and sold his kitchenette. Since then, he and the Executive department have been boon companions. His encounter with Academics not being completed at the present writing (and even though it were) is beyond the scope of the present treatise. Bob has one failing; only a very small " band " of jokes make any impression on him; the more subtle ones pass over his head and the less subtle ones go under his feet. So one must indeed choose his jokes as well as Bob chooses his drags. " Come on, Sam, tell us that one about the " Class Football (5); Class Track (5); Black N . Donald Dean Parke schenectady, new york " Don " " Diddle-Dee " " D. D. " HAVING been raised next door to the " G. E. " Company should have its advantages, hut when Don returns from a juice recitation and tells us, " Gawd, how I bilged that stuff; if I got a 2.5, at least 2.4 of it was a gift, " it would appear that envir- onment does not influence one so much, after all. Diddle-dee has his bad points like the best of us, but as the length of this is limited, we will mention only his good ones. He manages to keen up a fair percentage in that game, erstwhile known as " To the Strong, the Fair. " He is an authority on women (several of them), their likes and dislikes, and where they may be found from October to June — ask him ! Furthermore, our Donald had military aspirations. Before entering the Academy, he wanted to become a Pointer, but finally condescended to enter the Navy. And now, he and the white " E " on the Olympia ' s stack are two of a kind. Plebe year, the personnel of the hospital took a good fling at him, but he simply wouldn ' t die. Edward DuPuis Crowley omaha, nebraska " Ed " " Helium " " Eddie " ED " enjoys that erratic state of mind or juality of lightness that is to be found only in Genius or in a member of the " forty per cent. " As a conse- quence, he has been a prominent member of the P. A. List. His black N, with numerous stars, testifies to the Easter leaves he has spent sailing the briny deep instead of being pleasure-bent with the rest ot the Regiment. All in all, one might say that his life as a midshipman has been just one darn thing after another. His trials and tribulations with the Exec. Department have been intermittent, but always was he in peril of the Acs. Yet, when it came to a show down for that elusive 2.5, he showed his stuff and kept his place among us. Any biography of Ed, no matter how brief, would of necessity contain some mention of his dragging abilities, for he has, since Plebe year, dragged heavily and consistently. A hop and no drag — what a tragedy! " You must admit, I ' m pretty good. " Numerals (3); Black N Log (4,3). Harold Henry Pickens lexington, tennessee " Easy Pitkin ' s " " Easy " " Pick " STEAfi Y, easy-going, " Easy " ; never a care, never a worry that amounts to anything. He never deviates any more from that set course than does our old friend, the Mean Sun. His varied abilities and characteristics have about popularized the name " Easy. " His experiences have been wide, wild and varied; and nothing satisfies him more than to ex- change stories with someone. His relations with the fair sex have been somewhat mysterious. From ordinary observation one would say he is a Red Mike, but to hear him rave, read and reread those letters tells a different story. As the sun sets in the distance with a far-away dream on his face, it ' s easy to hear him chant — Down in Sunny Tennessee Where the cold 4.0 ' s grow. (Maybe a warm 2.5) I can see an Earthly Paradise In a little bungalow. All the joys of earth and heaven Seem to come to me as one. And her love will make lite glisten As dew sparkles in the sun. There goes the bell — study call — " Go to your rooms on this deck. " Class Baseball (4, 3,2,1); Class Basketball (4. 3, 2); Sub-Squad {4, 3, 2). William Ramon Headden trimble, tennessee " Little Giffen " " Bill " HERE ' S a true son of the south and one in whom no trace of modesty can be found, his favorite expression being, " Well, I guess I know my stuff. " He can give authentic information on any subject, and has never been known to admit that he was wrong. Plebe year, he gained fame with his rebel yell which could easily be heard the entire length of the mess hall. Since then, he has maintained it down on the third base coaching line, pushing the runner around the sacks when runs were needed. He came to us unbesmirched by the outside world, but three cruises including London and Paris, have made a true cosmopolitan of him. As an underclass- man, he was most officer-like and reg (or fortunate), tor few were the demerits he acquired, but recently, he has developed Bolshevistic tendencies. It required almost three years and a half for his love for a naval career to predominate, and then — he was aided by suggestions from the Sec. Nav. The law profession no doubt lost a worthy mem- ber. Navy Baseball (3,2,1); Navy Basketball (4,3); Class Basketball {2, 1); ii.Xti. 261 Herbert Paul Rice pittsfield, massachusetts " Herb " " Abner " " Abe " WHEN Stevenson remarked that it was no man ' s business but his own whether he worked his fingers to the bone or maintained a horizontal position on the greensward all day long, he was bound to gather a few disciples. Readers, fair and otherwise, gaze upon a most ardent follower of this principle! Plebe summer, the many bells and the sundry drills vexed him sorely; he missed the freedom of his New England fields and streams; he longed for a peaceful pipe and the favorite bird dog. On October first, Abner and the Ac Departments shook hands and agreed not to bilge each other. All that was offered to him, his agile brain quickly grasped — in English classes, he was especially hot. At each recitation, he would quote fiery and passion- ate passages from Browning, Wilde, or Chaucer; the staid prof would feebly gasp for wind, gather enough strength to chalk up a forty, and pass quietly in- to cold oblivion. That he is romantic, is evidenced by his insatiable desire for moonlight nights on the Severn in a punt. " I ' m a navigatin ' fool . . " " Whassa lesson, Goul? 13 to 23 ? Articles or chapters ? " Wilfred Bradley Goulett shelton, connecticut " Gool " " Gobby " " Bill " GOOL has many ideals, and serves therh faith- fully. First, he is an ardent disciple of Physical Culture, and plainly stamped on his countenance lies the unmistakable athlete. No pity for the weakling softens the line of that indomitable mouth; no toler- ance for the unfit dims the fire of that level glance. " Let the strong man survive; the weak must go to the wall, " cries from every lineament of that stern and uncompromising visage. But with his intense striving for perfection in all things, Gool really is quite human. He is the most obliging soul imaginable. What better gauge of a man ' s milk of human kindness can there be than his willingness to drag blind? And this is Gool ' s specialty. Anytime, any place, anybody, be she never so boulder-like, Gool is always ready to oblige. His kind is rare. Gobby has been active in other branches of athletics also, putting into them his usual vim and enthusiasm. As a result, he probably holds the inter- national long-distance caulking championship, tear- ing it off " in a fashion calculated to turn the late Morpheus green. " Rawther tepid affair. " Soccer Squad ( ), Navy Numerals; Class Soccer (4, 3, 2); Numerals; Class Baseball. 262 Wilbur Nelson Landers dorchester, massachusetts " Bill " " Pop " " Ike " BIIL ' i enjoys the same distinction as an egg that has been laid twice, having been born in Boston and graduated from Harvard. He beat the latter fact here by a few weeks, but it soon became known, and forthwith he set himself to entertaining the first class with cheers and songs of dear Harvard. He has likewise handled the Academics in the same debonaire manner. He is apparently as much at home at a juice exam as he is at a Panlo at St. John ' s Gym. A Harvard professor once remarked that forty per cent of all midshipmen were mentally unbal- anced. Many of our class have looked upon " Bill " as a spy collecting data from which a closer approxi- mation to the true statistics may be obtained. But we pledge upon our word this is not true. " Bill " has a bright future before him, but he can never become president because surely no West Pointer or Yale man would ever vote for him. But even then there ' s woman suffrage. Class Basketball (4, 3, 2); Class Track (3, 2); Class Numerals (2); Star (4, 3, 2, 1); Editor - in - Chief, Lucky Bag; Trident (2, I); Glee Club (4, 3, 2, I); Receptio n Co m m ittee; Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). Gelzer Loyall Sims orangeburg, south carolina " Admiral " FROM the great open spaces of South Carolina came a diminutive man named after a well- known Admiral, but unfortunately no relative. Throughout his four years here, he has shown him- self to be a toreador of no mean ability — especially at those pre-study hour sessions any evening. Well- versed in all topics, he has held his own successfully against all comers. Red Mike— No. Snake — No. Admiral has struck that happy medium between the two extremes and, though he drags very seldom, he has a good average — never having the brick parade before his door. His interests are chiefly centered in writing that letter, and a goodly portion of his time is spent at this task. Should the Admiral leave the class at sea and breast the outside waters, we predict a brilliant picture as a lawyer, or perhaps a theatrical man! " Now, that reminds me. — ■ " " Say, where ' s my mail?! " 263 Charles Frederick Chillingworth, Jr. honolulu, hawaii " Chili " " Charley Boy " " Sheik " " T TEY. Chili! Late blast has busted! " A A " Aw, pipe down, the M. C. spoons on me. " Introducing the only man in the Navy who could go into any exam knowing only his seat number and emerge with a sat mark. When our delight of the femmes emigrated from the land of the Shredded Wheat skirts, he didn ' t know whether he wanted to be a millionaire or a naval officer. He " bent over " for the undertaker ' s buddies on the fourth deck, third wing, and joined the gang so he could have plenty of time to think it all over. He has since decided that the first bet is best. He has pulled an oar and played football for so long that if you yell " stroke " he will reach for his catch even while asleep, and he will try to throw you for a loss at the slightest provocation. What we will all remember Chili for, however, are the enthusiastic and thorough preparations that he made each month for every exam in a way that he alone has perfected. " I don ' t understand this, sir. " (Ten minutes explana- tion by prof.) " Exactly. " Navy Football {3, 2. I); Navy Crete (3, 2, 1); Plebe Crew; Water Polo (4, 3, 2, 1); Class Swimming (4, J, 2, 1); Hustlers (4); aNa, Block N ' 25 Crossed Oar. Joe Warren Stryker everett, washington Joe IN his infancy, Joe read that Horace Gvecly once said, " Go West, young man, Go West, " but being as far West as he could get already, he decided to come East instead. Witnessing the picture below we see that there may have been other reasons as well. When the Second Deck Gang gets together around the old radiator, and our friend starts to hold forth, a deep silence, connoting great respect, pervades the multitudes. The fact is that Joe is such a good liar that he even believes his own stones!!! Each evening, with his little pink toes peeping beneath his nightie, he performs his devotions to his two glorious " Snake Eyes, " whispering " Little Joe " over and over again. Besides the honors noted below, " Joe " should have Naval Academy leather medal tor heroism. " Once upon a midnight dreary, While the " Centre, " weak and weary Tossed upon the Chesapeake, wishing it were morn. " He — our hero — chartered the U. S. S. Chemung and hurried to the rescue of damp cells in distress, including not only those fair but those unfair as well, also your humble servant. Navy Track (4, 3, 2,1); Football Manager (1); NA-aNa-1925- ' 25-N; Company Representative (3, 2,1); r Choir 4, 3, 2, 1). William Walter Agnew, Jr. henderson, kentucky " Aggie " " Bill " I QNLY got four letters in the mail this morning, and yesterday I got six. This mail service surely is rotten. " This is the line with which we are usually greeted about ten A. M. Sending and receiving let- ters is " Aggie ' s " life work. Eight or ten folders of writing paper is just a short note for him to write daily to the 0. A. O. Youngster year our young Kentuckian blossomed forth at the hops and among the Crabs, and inci- dentally spent many idle moments up at the Hos- pital. Since then, he has been hitting on the first two but missing on the third. " Aggie " is not what you might call a savoir in anything except Dago, and in that he knocks them cold without cracking a book. Every month he claims he has the worst prof, in each and every department, and we are inclined to believe him sometimes; but somehow he always seems to get around them and pull through fairly well. " Hey, did you hear the latest dope? " Class Lacrosse (4, 2, 1); Numerals (2); Lucky Bag; Expert Rifleman; Black N ; Sub-Squad (4, 3); Gymkhana (3). Schuyler Neilson Pyne elizabeth, new jersey " Red " OUT of the land of Jerseyites there came to pass T a certain mathematical prodigy, noted and famed for his standing — and walking! Quite military, from various angles, Red has won a lasting place in our hearts. He is a " happy-go-lucky " sort of cuss who is perfectly willing to enter an agreement not to trouble trouble until trouble overtakes him, and then there is room for argument. But if you have ever been on the borderline from an over-attack of ye Academics, you will appreciate this big-hearted fellow — for somehow he and figures mark wonderfully together. His title is not alone a result of his auburn locks, but also a slight indication to the fair sex that here is one of those rare unattainables that cause a tinge of sorrow to the lass that tries to pierce that barrier ot cold reserve — and fails. If she but remembered the words of the sly old Solomon, though, it would repay in kind — for even today the path to many a man ' s heart lies perilously near his stomach — and Red does love food ! Lucky Bag {3, 2 J); Circulation Manager, Lucky Bog; Star {4, 3, 2); Crew Squad (4); Sub-Squad [4, 3, 2). William Little Turney marion, ohio " Bill " " Senator " " Falstaff " GUESS I ' ll drag my little Baltimore girl. " So he speaks in true Falstaffian manner, but some- how he seldom does. Bill spends a large share of his time in discoursing on anything at all from femmes to Ordnance, and his versatility and sincerity defy doubt. Bill, a confirmed member of the Radiator Club, has developed his vocal talent to the " nth " degree. His conversation is highly illuminated by his power- ful imagination, and hence wonderful to behold. Bill missed his calling when he turned to the navy —he should have been a politician. During the first part of his sojourn here, the Senator could not resist the opportunity to make a few stump speeches from a cruise box. Bill seems to have a marked preference for sights, (sun and others,) and peculiarities of naval guns. Dago had him as worried as he ever was. But the rest of his studies he treated as a true son of the state of presi- dents. Bill says that presi- dents frequently come from Ohio and admits that an admiral may too Joseph Leicht winona, minnesota " Joe " " Honk " " Light " HONK-HONK! Honk-honk. No, this Msr ' t an automobile, although you do see a gangway for it. " Well, mister, who are you? " " I ' m Light, sir. " " You ' re Light? " " Yes, sir. " Joe received his calling when still a youth of some seventeen summers, living back in Minnesota, so he entered that school known as the United States Naval Preparatory School. They instilled in him the vision of the ideal, and after completing some time at the " War " College, Joe became a full-fledged Plebe. Two ambitions came immediately into his life. One was to fuss all the girls; the other was to become a Naval Academy song bird. As a snake, he made rapid progress, none being too old, and few too young. As a songbird, we have only his record of four years in the choir. Joe seems to be quite savvy, although he astounds his " Professor " by asking such questions as " How did we make out in Steam, sir? " several days before the slaughter was scheduled to occur. He has become an athlete of promise and a confirmed member of the Radiator club. Choir (4, J, 2, 1). 266 Winthrop Eugene Terry brooklyn, new york " Wag " " Terry " " Woim " FISH ' don ' t perspire — " and Winthrop some- times says other things equally true — yes, sometimes, " I say, fellows, she ' s a perfect knock- out but I doubt if she loves me. " The " mad Wag, " with his education acquired in Canada and the British West Indies, has long con- trived to keep us happy with his pleasing discourse and humorous subtleties. He has, naturally enough, among his possessions the Britisher ' s hereditary right to grumble and most capably makes use of it. But for us who understand the " deah thing, " his plaints make him all the more likeable. " The stuff ' s abominable, simply rotten — but do come in and join in a night-cap. " Winthrop has one weakness — or perhaps ' tis a point ot strength — a great fondness for the " little village " and gay parties. And celebrations in which our blithe spirit happens to be embroiled are gen- uinely gay. Our young Brooklynite swears that " that time is best which is the first, ' tween twelve o ' clock and breakfast. " Winthrop has had sundry skirmishes with ye academic departments but therein has always emerged the victor. " Gee, that prof ' s a lemon! " MISTER Speaker, Mister Speaker, " quoth a lad in the dark days of ' 21, as he told of the wonders of his native state. Even then, as now, he held the center of the stage, but in a vastly different way. Who has not gasped when Bull swings from girder to girder in the high altitude of the gymna- sium; or who has not envied him while watching him ascend a rope in nothing flat? There are few men who pass through these portals with a world ' s championship tucked in their belts, but Bull is one of the few. The proverbial " wine, women, and song and skags " have no place in Bull ' s scheme of life, although he is by no means a confirmed Red Mike; and he seems to be all the happier for it. He has had several clinches with the Academic Department and has lost the decision by a hair ' s breadth; but the time is near at hand, when he will apply a full Nelson and pin the Acs to the mat. His cheerful manner and down- right fairness appeal to us all. 267 Francis Harry Brink harlowton, montana " Monty " LADIES and Gentlemen, you are now looking at v the unluckiest man in the class. During his sojourn as a pampered pet, he has had no less than five different roommates, each having faltered and fallen by the wayside on account of disagreements with either the " Acs " or the " Medicos. " Truly, he has been a deserted husband so often that the risks of real matrimony can hold no terrors for him! Monty isn ' t handsome nor does he pride himself on his line; so he has lived the life of a good old Red Mike. While some people may not regard this as a point in his favor, he has shown that he can be as successful at " Red Miking " as he can at anything else. In an athletic way, he has confined himself to class sports and, while not gaining a regular berth, he has won a great deal of respect. As for academics, he stood well enough in the class to eliminate worry. " Well, I wasn ' t born for the Navy. I ' m going into the Gyrenes. " Class Boxing (_?). Thomas Burrowes, Jr. new york city " Tom " " Middy " EY, d ' ye know where dis guy hails fVorn? " " Sure, just sout ' o ' de city — Staten Island And New York is heard from again. Tom isn ' t as savvy as he looks — nor is he so dumb; in fact, he is not at all the old-fashioned boy he would, at first glance, seem to be. Oh, no, Josephine! Just watch him at a hop, or a party, or anywhere else where the indispensable sex can be found; that is, if he is anywhere in sight. Snakes hate the light. Our Thomas has delved into the realm of athletics as far as making our class team in basketball, and he aspires to become a self-made gymnast. Once he took a look at his juice mark, and found himself leading the class with a 3.83. He has never been able to recover. The next month found him trailing along with a 2.45. He hits them high, and they hit him low; but we find him with plenty of velvet at the end of the fourth round. " Gee, but she was keen! " Orchestra (4); Class Basketball (4,3,2, 1); Expert Rifleman. 268 B William Christian Schultz east rutherford, new jersey " Tiny " " Bill " ANtGf BIFF ! ZAM ! " What was that-a cyclone " No, just ' Tiny ' entering the room. " " VS hat do we have tomorrow, a juice exam I think I ' ll digest a little ' Cosmo, ' then. " It must be great to be born savvy, and we certainly have to hand it to " Tiny " when it comes to cracking an exam with short story preparations. When our little " Tiny " was entered in this, our Academy, he graced the list of Red Mikes, but of course a few cruises were enough to check him off the slate. It was on one of these cruises, to Copen- hagen to be specific, that our fair lad met his fate. 1 he foreign mail service has never been the same since. It was a trifle hard for " Tiny " to find his place in the Sports but with Water Polo, it ' s just a grab, a shove and a pinch before we see the unhappy victim. At drill, the most common command is, " Fall in on Tiny. " But small wonder when we think that our landmark is only Six Four in his stocking feet. B-Squad (4); Crezv(4,3); Water-Polo (2); Navy Numerals (2). ii-j Graham Chaffin Gill knoxville, tennessee " Hap " " Happy " THAT was the time I almost " — and so it goes with " Hap, " the boy story-teller. He was born with a twinkle in his eye and a wave in his hair, and what tales such a combination do produce. Without doubt his nickname was made for him. Raised in the sunny South, " Hap " always has his weather eye cleared for any sails on the horizon, and none appreciate better a trim little clipper. He never loses an opportunity to further the interests of Kappa Sigma by one of those justly famous tales. Of course in these respects, he is but a good sailorman living up to a time-honored tradition. Like most of us, " Hap " has his dotages. Moto cycles, art galleries (on his locker door), tonsori equipment, b ones (not checkered) and song passing, it might be interesting to remark th " Hap " has the most complete beauty parlor in th Academy. " V hen there ' s a girl the case, all others place, hey, what, ' Hap " A-a-a-h La-a-wdy. " Sub-Squad (4, 3, 2); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Black N; Track Sijtiad (- ). 269 John Francis Delaney, Jr. boston, massachusetts " Jack " HOW ' S that, gents? Did I hear somebody say that the Braves were a bunch of sandlotters? Just capsize both league standings and watch the Bawston clubs lead the procession. " The Red Sox and Braves are Jack ' s one weak point, just as they are baseball ' s ditto. Gentle reader, how did you guess it? Yes; Jack hails from the town that is famous for its patriots, Pat-riots and total absence of Ku Klux Klan P-rades. Our hero came to us a Red Mike and still is, within the sober knowledge of the author. Not that he doesn ' t believe in equal suffrage, because he does firmly believe that women should be allowed to vote, but he doesn ' t think that their votes should be counted. That Jack has faith in his fellow men was very clearly shown Plebe Army game in the big city, when he sent a taxi-driver after change for twenty kopeks. " Experientia docet " and so do Army games. w Royal Stephen Smith new canaan, connecticut " R. S. " " Royal " E don ' t know what all the already famous state of Connecticut has produced, but we do know that it is the home of Royal. The first that a good many of us heard of him was via the Log during Plebe summer when an account was given of the society chap making up his own bed and being quite satisfied with the task. To look at him, we wonder at the truth of the statement. One thing R. S. is famous for, that is, he is a live connoisseur of good things to drink and of women. For proof of this, just observe him at an Army-Navy game or when he has liberty in Lisboa. He has not yet fallen for any one girl — he likes them all. Most of his friends live abroad. Persistence is a well-known habit of his ' because he says, " You never can tell until you ' ve tried it. " Class Boxing (3, 2, 1); Class Baseball (2, 1); Class Numerals (2, ); £ 270 Teacup William notherburg, massachusetts " . Pierpont " " Herb " " Claxton " " Peedicue " OF odrse you know him! Why everyone does. The elongated, big-hearted, genial, polite, brusque, sympathetic Bill. Just stand outside any New York store during leave and he is sure to go by. For Tex knows a good binding when he sees it, as his remarkable collection of Bowditches will show. Or say " Chicken Salad " to Ronald, and you can just tell it is he. We must admit the cut of the cricket suit Chet advented to Crabtown in had us guessing, but no one can fail to know him now as one of the best bil- liard players and cross-country runners our old Alma Mater has ever had the good fortune to receive. All this to say nothing of his stamp collection presented to the Curator of Maury Hall (open from 3:30 to 6:00 on Wednesday and Saturday). Toodles is surely a born collector and somewhat of a gymnast, else we don ' t know a good tree ascender. Plebe year someone asked Slim if he thought he would graduate and he quickly replied, " Well, yes! " a motto that has served to guide him safely through all the trials of Bancroft life. He ' s a regular snake, and all you have to do to get him going on his ex- ploits is ask him how about that High School girl back in Tampa, Florida, and he ' s off for a study hour. " Eh, gink, whatyado wit the fire sticks? " Log (4, 3, 2); First Axeman, Log ( ); S. P. C. A. (3, 2); Pathe News (4,2,1). Rattlesnake Bill oneville, texas " Bob " " Bill " " Shenandoah " " Beevidee " WHEN Roger came to us seven years ago, the State of Kentucky, or was it Maine, was not alarmed, for they knew Jim would make himself felt in the Navy. And indeed he has, for there are not six hundred Plebes who do not know him. He has made himself felt at Annapolis. Early in his fourth Youngster year, Bozo told us his life secret and it is still kept. He was, before he came in, a devotee of racing and had done some splendid work on the cinder track and in Sanskrit. After grad- uating from there, he sold life insurance until one day he saw an old man trump his pardner ' s ace. After two successful years with the Little Grocery Move- ment, he obtained a diploma and passed the entrance exams for the Naval Academy. Chubby has been a steadfast member of the Bowl- ing team and carried the leading roll in 1923. And say, fellows, if you want to see him aroused just ask him about the time he lost a tooth in Panama. It cer- tainly calls to life his Dago. All in all, however, and some around some, he is a mighty good lad, and we will sure miss his cheery, " Oh, I say, chappie, can you pro- cure me a lucifer? " Rifle Team (6, 3, 1); Rifle Team (Indoor) {7,5,2,4); Kodak Club (5), 271 In Memoriam Robert James Duncan Harold Hiser Babcock George Dwight Hunt William Bruce Hayes, Jr. Leicester Richard Smith Theodore Roosevelt Dotzler Sidney Norris Ogden IN LINE OF DUTY " . FIRST STO M LAST See i 0 H£AKT OF T U%INg PLSBS Y£A Alger, J. N. Alvis, R. H. Anderson, E. B. Appel, F. W. Baker, F. D. Bechtel, K. H. Benson, H. P. Beverly, J. W. Birtwell, D. T., Jr. Black, J. F. Bock, C. N. Bodin, C. F. Bodley, F. R. Bovey, C. E. Boyett, J. S. Brooks, L. W. Brown, A. J. Brown, G. G. Budwig, R. G. Caldwell, E. S. Cameron, M. G. Carmichael, C. T. Cassell, H. C. Chapman, H. M. Chirm, O. W. Chrietzberg, J. E. Clark, J. F. ' Cobb, W. F. Comfort, K. L. Craven, T. T., Jr. Crigler, T. H. Darling, W. D. Davis, D. Davis, E. S. Davis, R. A. Davis, R. H. Dean, H. R. Dickinson, B. W. Donlevy, W. B. Donohue, J. A. Dunlap, R. B. Epstein, H. G. Faber, E. J. Farrell, E. T. Farren, W. A. Faulkner, C. C. Feild, S. C. Flaherty, E. S. Foster, P. E. Fratzke, W. E. Fresch, C. M., Jr. Fryer, L. H. Gannon, T. R. Getty, F. J. Gile, H. A. Gollner, W. M. Gouchenour, E. W. Grady, E. N. Gresham, C. C. Grimes, J. A. Grubb, C. A. Habel, N. J. Hall, E. B. Hand, W. D. Haney, G. H. Hansell, J. M. Harshaw, C. M. Heflin, J. A. Henderson, W. D. Hepler, R. L. Highleyman, S. L., 2nd. Hillhouse, W. W. Hogan, W. C, Jr. Holmes, H. Z. Houck, J. H., Jr. Hubert-Jones, A. L. Hudgens, C. M. Hufty, M. A. Hunt, P. M. Jackson, C. Jacoway, W. H. Johnson, C. A., Jr. Karpe, E. S. Knighton, H. T. Latham, J. H. Lefkovics, J. H. Levensky, S. E. Lindsev, M. R. Link, W. C. Linka, J. Long, F. C. Lord, J. A., Jr. McClelland L J- McDonald, C. McGovern, J. E. Madden, G. G. Marshall, M. A. Mead, E. L. Meder, G. M., ]r. Meehan, B. T. 275 Messick, J. M. Polk, H. J. Russ, W. B., Jr. Travers, W. W. Miller, T. R. Potter, A. P. Sargent, R. C, Jr. Tubbs, L. G. Moseley, S. B., Jr Price, G. J. Sarsfield, E. S. Ullrich, W. A. Mounts, P., Jr. Potter, S. F. Shafer, F. L., Jr. Vallandingham, J. L. O ' Bryan, R. A. Preddy, J. G. Shiver, H. W. Voit, E. F. Ogden, D. M. Ransom, G. C. Smart, H. E. Watson, W. A. Orr, J. Rast, F. Q. Sprague, A. A., Jr. Wechsler, A. Palermo, G. P. Reed, G. L., Jr. Stark, G. S. Willson, P. M. Parr, M. C. 7 Revello, S. V. Still, E. H. Wilson, R. C. Patrick, P. V. Rhines, P. A. Still, R. B., Jr. Woodard, J. W. Payne, L. R. Rice, H. V. Summers, T. C, Jr. Word, C. E. Peake, B. H. Ricketts, F. V. Sunblom, J. E. N. Youmans, J. W. Perrill, H. K. Riddell, D. H. Swetman, G. L. Zehner, T. F. Pierce, K. W. Royer, L. J. Thompson, B. W. Zucker, J. S8C0NT) STORM Agnew, D. M. Domenech, F. Harrison, F. D. B. Maitland, F. W. G. Akins, C. M. Eaton, S. W. Hatch, A. W. Maurin, R. P. Appleby, H. B. Eckley, W. F. Hogan, J. H. McGee, C. L. Ashton, R. K. Elliott, C. P., Jr. Holibaugh, R. W. McGuire, G. G. Atkins, F. E. Elliott, T. P. Hoover, J. H. McHugh, F. P. Barnard, U. G. Entwistle, A. L. Hudgins, C. H. McKay, W. B. Barry, D. Ervin, F. J. Ingram, L. G. McMahon, W. S. Bell, F., Jr. Farrington, F. R. Jackson, R. S. McMillan, D. G. Benham, C. Fitzgerald, J. E. Jeffcott, E. M. McMillan, I. R. Bird, V. G. Forster, R. B. Jones, L. Michel, C. Bolstad, B. L. Gallaway, P. N. Kampine, L. L. Millott, A. T. Bond, E. W. Gandy, H. Keller, H. S. Mills, D. L. Bowers, H. T., Jr. Garrigues, E. B., Jr. Kendall, P. G. Moore, M. E. Boyd, J. M. Garrison, D. M., Jr. Kendrick, M. S. Morris, M. Brady, W. M. Gattis, H. I. Kirner, W. F. Morris, Ned. Bruce, C. L. Gee, W. E. Klapp, F. 0. Mourer, P. W. Butler, C. W. Gill, A. B., Jr. Landers, J. J. Newton, M. S. Callender, J. T. Golden, J. M. Lemly, F. vonW. Peugnet, W. R. Carney, K. B. Granger, J. R. Lemon, W. V. Ramsey, C. W. Colyer, L., Jr. Gregory, M. Leonard, E. Ransom, H. Conklin, W. T. Grover, P. M. Lewis, G. R. Reddington, J. D. Conrad, R. C. Hackett, T. E., Jr. Lindsey, W. C. Redfield, Mason Corbin, C. T. Haddad, E. F. Linsley, R. H. Reed, M. 0. Crudup, J. B. Haigney, F. J. Lipsey, R. 0. Robertson, F. W. r d t bruise, B. L. Haley, F. G. Long, A. K. Rohweder, C. R. Curran, P. M. Hamrick, R. N. Lumb, R. C. Sanders, H. Derby, L. B. Hanner, W. 0. Macdonald, D. Scott, E. W. Dogget, F. M. Harrison, C. H. Maguire, J. D., Jr. Sealy, H. S., Jr. 276 Seidl, J. C. jfried, C. I. Slee E. E. Smith, 7- T. Smith, M. W. Smith, S. E. Starkweather, M. W. Stevens, R. B. Taylor, H. M. Terry, R. B. Thompson, J. C. Tracy, A. H. Truax, W. D. B. Turek, W. van den Berg, O. W. Wagner, C. T. Wakefield, A. C. Wales, W. W. Walker, H. W. Wallace, A. B. Ward, R. F. Watts, J. C. Weaver, N. E. Welsford, H. R. Williams, W. R. Wilson, G. C. Wilson, M. J. Wodfe, J. L. Wolverton, T. M. Wright, G. F. ESCUET " BY BREECHES ' BUOY Robertson, F. W. ' 26 Davis, E. S. ' 26 Le Hardy, L. M. ' 26 Wolverton, T. M. ' 26 Karpe, E. S. ' 26 Linsley, R. H. ' 26 Still, E. H. ' 26 Agnew, D. M. ' 26 Corbin, C. T. ' 26 Mills, D. L. ' 26 Polk, H. J. ' 26 Cooper, J. E. ' 26 Curran, P. M. ' 26 Wolfe, J. L. ' 26 Ervin, F. J. ' 27 Newton, M. S. ' 27 Voit, E. F. ' 26 Turek, W. " ' 26 Leonard, E. N. ' 26 Redfield, M. ' 26 Fryer, L. H. ' 26 Perrill, H. K. ' 26 Price, G. J. ' 26 Gunther, L. E. ' 26 THI%T STO M R. F. MITCHELL, JR. Florida Mitch left us in September, 1923, as a result of an accident during the fi ring of a 3-inch anti-aircraft gun aboard the U.S.S. Florida. To say we hated to see him go would be expressing our feelings mildly. M. C. BRITTAIN Washington, D. C. " Cosmopolitan Pete " boiled from all of our major cities and several of our smaller ones. He was a devotee of bridge and golf and expressed the attitude toward life in general as follows: " Bilge: Why, I have above a 4.0 in everything. " R. S. THOMSON Indiana " Rus " was one of the stars of the class as far as good fellowship is concerned. Gifted with a sense of humor and an interesting line, he made more than mere passing friendships. He resigned during Second Class year to enter civilian life. J. A. LANE Alabama J, while he was here was a strong supporter of the weekly podunk paper, " Dodgeville Spot Cash, " and the southern girls. He graduates from the University of Alabama this year and takes up law at Harvard next year. T. C. WHITE Washington ttiug came from the great open spaces where men are men. He had two troubles from the outset — his ears and the Academics. The first was the bane of the first class and the second finally spelled disaster for him. He ' s now enjoying civilian life in Everett, Washington. C. M. BAILEY New York Claude came from the town of General Electric fame, but he always showed a leaning toward art and literature. As a result, he was a steady contributor to the Log. He decided that he was not destined for a naval career. S. F. PELLMAN Nsw York The roar of Niagara and the warm sum- mer sun and then you have Stan. His build and vice reminded one of the former and his smile of the latter. He left us Second Class year. G. McGLASSON Indiana When ' Grady " left us in February Second Class year, it seemed to prove the old saying, that " They ' re bilging all the good men out of the Navy. " A true hearted and good-natured Irish- man if there ever was one. Here ' s luck and a big future to vou on the U.S.S. Outside, " Mack. " BENJAMIN HALSEY WoODBRIDGE New York City Ben was with us for a year, being orig- inally in Twenty-four. But in that year we learned a secret of good fellowship. Happy- go-lucky in its entirety, Ben was never known to have a worry. Many a shadow would fly with his hearty chuckle. Ben left us upon return from Second Class cruise. Everyone in the class regrets his leaving and all are happy to learn that he is doing famously with Bosch Magnetos. T. D. GEBHART Indiana In his own terms. Lady Luck refused to grasp his hand, and the loss was ours. intelligent, with a rare sense of humor, genial, a snake and a good fellow, levelled off with that common sense found only too seldom, such is Tom who left us Sec- ond Class year. R. B. RANDOLPH California This modest Californian used to thrill the firs! company crowd with his tales of adventure back in the native prune grove. The ranks of the Mexican Athletes received a hard blow when he left us. Here ' s wishing you good luck until the Navy bean becomes extinct. W. BIRMINGHAM At Large " Batu " was a wild man having wine, women and song. Then the call of the wild came and the irresistible had its effect on him. His last good-bye gift to the Math department was a caulking good exam period and an extremely high mark. I ui ujljui 11 ii u n Jf P. J. HANLON New York There are those among us who, whenever we see anything pink shall recall a group of pink love letters and a certain classmate, " Pablo. " Ambition led him to the great outside. Too great a gift of romance egged him oo until one warm night in June he decided to leave us. iinnnnnnnr L. B. WYLY Oklahoma Just as regularly as the sun rose in the morning, the duty of the M. O. O. W. was to take a rubber stamp from its holder and stamp on the morning orders: Wyly, L. B., late to formation. He decided to return to the open spaces where he could be as late as he wanted. W. J. SARRASIN Illinois The Greek arrived in our midst via Buck ' s War College and the Marine Corps, with a typewriter and a firm resolve to graduate and go back to the Marines. But this was not to be — Cupid beat out the Academics and the Greek decided that the Naval Life was not for him. He now resides in Chicago and is paint- ing the town red with that same wonder- ful brand of paint that decorates the interior of Bancroft Hall. If you don ' t believe it ask him. " Now, when I was a book agent " C. H. YOUNG Washington, D. C. " Toots " came to us from ' 24 after a spell of sickness weakened his resistance, allowing the " acs " to score. He almost beat them out but Second Class math proved a Waterloo. He is now trying his hand in the financial world as a banker. E. F. GRIEP Idaho Elmer put up a gallant fight against the Academics and won, but along came the survey and out he goes to his bear hunts in Idaho. When last heard from, he was con- templating marriage and Boston Tech (a bad combination to our mind). J. W. OYERSTREET, JR. Georgia Bill came to us from the grand old South. During his sojourn of two and one- half years in this rigorous life, he character- ized himself in our hearts as one of marked ability, of unusual sympathy and kindness. He left Annapolis of his own accord to attend the U. of Georgia and, although we hated to see him leaving us, we are proud to learn — by keeping in close touch with his progress — that he hopes to emerge at graduation this year with two degrees. Those of us with whom you made your college debut wish you luck, Bill; and we feel confident of your success wha t e vi c your vocation in life may be. J. A. AMUNDSEN Wisconsin Swede left us at the end of Second Class cruise. While he was here, he was an all- around athlete, soccer, baseball and " B " squad fi nit ball all claiming him. He went back to the wilds of Minneso— ta. P. O. RITTER Pennsylvania Otherwise known as the favored of the gods, Paul was one of those who took a chance on anything. He was an original Pennsylvania Volunteer. The great outside called him at the beginning of Second Class year. A. E. MOORE Louisiana Our AI dropped in on us at the sweet age of sixteen, a mere bashful country boy from " down South in ' Lusiana. ' Al bid us good-bye Second Class year to dictate terms to corporations on patents down in the Patent Office. Jl XI U IT TT IT It irT UrTTTT IT II E TTTTTT ' Tf !r TTT E. A. NORRIS " It ' s a bad pass; he fumbled; he ' s re- covered it; two Army men are tackling him; it ' s good!! " And thus did Eddie be- come a Navy hero and incidentally won mention by Walter Camp. Navy ' lost ;i crack all-around athlete in him. The call of the Navy wasn ' t strong enough. EDGAR WYLIE FUNK Wisconsin At the end ! f Second Class Cruise, Eddy decided that as a sailor he would make :i better farmer, so back he went to the old homestead. Eddy ' s resignation meant to ' 25 the loss of one of its best members. He is now attending the University of Wis- consin and with us or not, he is still strong for the Navy Blue. J. J. LANDERS New York Johnny was an ambitious sort - i cuss and while he was with us he made us hustle to keep in step with him. An unfortunate fall over in the Gym put his hand out of gear to such an extent that he was declared physically unfit to remain in tin- .Service. DARDEN MATHIS Dan ' s imaginative mind entertained us for two years with an inexhaustible supply of stories and experiences. While with us he was a splendid shipmate and we all feel sure that only the best shall be his. Dardcn will always be welcome wherever a ' 25 man holds forth. W.[M. BRADBURY Wisconsin " Hey, Doc, got a skag? " Doc ' s friends were legion, especially toward the end of the month. The red and green yarns fooled him, as they have many another good man, the -first part of Second Class year, and after the usual re-exams, he decided to take Greeley ' s advice. R. M. MeNAIRY North Carolina " Hi, lads, what you all doing, " and " Mae " was with one emanating a happiness, made greater still because there is so much of him to be happy. Our never-failing " gloom-chaser " was highly accomplished in the art of dragging. " Never drag blind and you ' ll never get bricked, " was his maxim. A. C. PEASE Wellington Here is another " B " squad man who left US. A-C was un B squad for three years and was a good football player. The call of the Outside was too loud though for him, and he resigned. C. D. BEVAN Tennessee " Yeoman ' s " home state was his undoing. At the end of Youngster year he was severe- ly wounded by the Ac Department in that never-to-be-forgotten battle, formerly called the " Anns. " While in Gibraltar " Yeoman " decided it would be very nice to return to Tennessee as a " cit " rather than cross swords with the " acs " again. His present headquarters is the University of Ten- nessee, where he is studying to become a captain of industry or rather a commercial king. ALBERT THOMPSON YORK Ohio This versatile youth came to us from Culver to charm us with his personality. He remained long enough to make friends wi t h everyone. The great outside called after Second Class cruise and he left for new worlds to conquer. A banjo player of repute, a mean south- paw on the diamond, and the pick of the class football heroes in his limited time. Since then he has gained renown as a welter- weight boxer at Virginia. Good luck to you, Al, we ' re happy to claim you as our own. F. D. BIGGS South Carolina " Bully " was not as lucky as the rest of us — he was forced to leave after the Army game Second Class year, because his eyes went bad. He was a baseball player and a good one, too. May the U. S. S. Outside appreciate as we did. WALTER FRANKLIN LOVELACE, Jr. Lovey was a very remarkable fellow in 1 1 in ny ways, but t here were two things which he was never able to do at the same time, namely: concentrated studying and thinking about matters other than aca- demic. Lovey went west at the end of Second Class year to pursue a sane civil life. ' I 4 4 i fiiinni ' mniiffTnmpimmpr- The S avy in the Air ITS composition — planes of many sorts, carriers with the fleets, shore bases on the coasts and in the distant possessions; fighting planes, flying from the carriers and from the men-of-war; bombing planes, taking their explo- sive loads into the air from coastal bases or from the carriers with the fleet; scouting planes, covering great reaches of the sea in search of the enemy; spotters, shot into the air from the battleships ' catapults; the carriers, bringing to the fleet floating aerodromes, ready to operate on any of the seven seas; shore bases, from which planes operate to protect the coast and the sea-borne commerce, and serving as well to maintain and repair the worn avia- tion equipment of the fleets. Its personnel — men of the Navy, serving aloft, brothers of those who serve on the surface and under the surface of the sea; trained in the fundamentals as all others are trained; specialized only in the peculiarities of the duty they are engaged in; a part of the Navy, observing the same customs, the same traditions, as all others. Its mission — to scout for and attack the enemy, in the air, on the sea, and under the sea; to serve as the all-seeing eye of the men-of-war and of the fleet ' s commander; and. z xm JR. Jak,- finally, to form, with the surface and sub- surface units, a homogeneous fleet which shall be victorious in time of war. THIS IS NAVAL AVIATION! : : Observation PICTURE a calm sea, unbroken as far as the eye can reach. Suddenly a ripple appears, and a periscope is cutting the surface of the sea. A moment later a sub- marine is on the surface, its crew on deck. A hatch has opened, a tiny plane appears. Soon it is in the air and over the horizon. Its observation completed, this mid- get of the air returns to the sea, and soon rests again in the bosom of the submarine. The hatches close, the ship settles, the periscope cuts the surface for a mo- ment, and all is calm again. A submarine, with the aid of a pkane, has made a reconnaissance over great area — impossible otherwise. Another picture: the far-flung line of cruisers, lead- ing the battle fleet into enemy waters. Suddenly the radio speaks. A plane, far in advance of the scouting line, is telling of the enemy ships — their number, their course, their disposition. The observation plane of the cruiser has made contact with the enemy fleet. The cruiser line falls slowly back to the battle fleet, receiving now the constantly increasing reports from the planes — and the main action draws near. And now the battle: on the stern of each of the great men-of-war, poised on the catapult like an eagle about to take flight, is the trim little spotting plane. The flagship signals, and in an instant from each of those ships — shot into the air like a shell from a gun — rise the spotting planes. They join above the fleet and in a moment are off " toward the horizon. There is a spell of waiting, a message from the distant planes, and the battleships thunder forth the opening salvo. The enemy is in range of the monster guns, but beyond the vision of the ship ' s spotters. But always they are in view, for high over the scene of action the spotting planes are controlling the fire of the fleet. The observation planes — or gunfire spotters — are indeed the " eyes of the fleet. " " Racing WHY do we build planes only to race? Why do we make an effort to break the world ' s aerial rec- ords? Surely we do not enter into these things as a sport, for Navies and Armies do not enter sporting events against the world. No, indeed! We race, and we establish records, because by these methods alone can we find planes that have greater speed and faster climb, planes that can carry greater loads, planes that can go greater distances, and finally, engines that can stand up and run smoothly under the tremendous strains imposed. And so we race because, in sc? doing, we develop better material, we establish higher stand- ards, for our service aircraft construction. In the past we have not lagged. Our Navy has long held those premier world ' s records — maximum speed — for both land planes and seaplanes, and the majority of the other seaplane records. We have won the fastest aerial races of the world — the Pulitzer Trophy Race and the Schneider Cup Race. In the course of time, the real results of these races — the splendid planes and the marvelous engines — are showing their effects in the service planes of the Navy. And, since the winning of races and the holding of records represents the status of a nation ' s progress in aviation development, may America — noted for her progressive spirit — never fall behind in this branch of aerial activity. V 284 K C- a " K i ne er at an us «fc id- Din ive In are this 7 fe Jughter TflfS is the airplane at its best — the smallest, yet the fastest, its clean lines suggesting the falcon of the air. Tremendous speed, great climb, capable ot performing every manoeuver of the air — these are its characteristics. It is ready in an instant to turn and twist, to dive and climb, and at the proper moment to pour out from its machine guns a deadly fire of steel. The plane is but a flying gun, its pilot a gunner, seeking constantly the enemy bomber he must drive away, the enemy fighter he must destroy, and yet ever watching over those of his own planes of other types whom he must protect. On him devolves the control of the air, an absolute essential it air- craft with the Fleet are to be efFective. Though he neither observes for the fleet nor attacks the surface vessels of the enemy, still he is the support which makes these things possible of accomplishment by planes of other types. The fighting pilot — aloft in his plane — must fly his machine, shoot his guns, keep careful watch all about him. He must be an excellent flyer and a certain machine gunner, quick to take advantage of the slightest error of the enemy pilot or advantage he himself has gained. He must be ready to mount to the cold and thin air of great altitudes, where additional oxygen is necessary to sustain life. These re- quirements call for a strong and active physique, a resourceful mind, a bold nature, elements predom- inating in the younger man who, consequently, is assigned this service. The development of fighting planes in the Navy has been the story of fast planes which have won racing honors, under Navy colors, in recent years. The winners of these races are the basis for the fight- ing planes now being assigned the vessels of the fleet. In the engines which, in the high speed races, have carried the Navy to victory, there has been developed an engine which will go far toward insuring the future fighting planes ' of the Navy being second to none. 285 Hombing Torpedo J aunching routing NE of the most recent applications of aircraft to naval rj • V_y warfare has been the development of the torpedo- fjSCOlltlHQ ' launching plane. A similar use of aircraft, though of much longer use, is that of the bombing plane. Then, further, there is the scouting plane, capable of covering great reaches of the sea and remaining in the air for many hours. Each of these functions requires basically the carrying of a heavy load — a torpedo, bombs, or a great quantity of fuel. So, in the Navy, these three functions have been combined into one plane — a combined torpedo, bombing, and scouting plane — capable ot performing any one of these functions as the need may arise. The plane is big, but so it must be to carry a ton ot explosives or fuel, machine guns for protection against enemy aircraft, the radio operator and his apparatus. ,- i» 1 They are big and not very fast, but they constitute one A of the most dangerous threats that aviation is making today against the older forms of naval craft. Plaries ot this type are not in a position to supplant the battle- ship or render it obsolete. Rather they have placed in the air the counterpart of certain surface vessels. The torpedo and bombing planes have taken their place with the submarines and destroyers, as agents of attack which the battleship must take into account. The scouting plane is but an aerial scout cruiser, ex- tending immensely the sea area which can be quickly covered. Assuredly such a plane is a vital aerial weapon, a powerful addition to the war strength of the fleet. 286 pinpiyi i, a I Big Boats THE " Big Boat, " or patrol plane, was the Navy ' s principal aerial contribution to the World War. The coasts of England, France, and Ireland were dotted with American seaplane stations from which operated the daily aerial patrol of the submarine zone, one of the most effective means of eliminating the submarine menace. In storm or fair weather, in rain or sunshine, these planes " carried on. " Little pleasure was there in the long hours over the trackless seas; little glory in an empty search; but, nevertheless, a real power in bringing about the final victory. Operating from a base on the coast, the mission of the patrol plane is to proceed far out to sea to patrol the sea lanes of commerce, to escort the incoming and outgoing convoys of transports and supply ships, to keep open the lines of communication, to attack with her bombs the submarines and other enemy vessels, and to give with her radio advance notice of the enemy dangers she may encounter. It is a broad mission, and she must accept it alone without outside protection from the air or from the sea. A big plane is she, but her mission is also big and requires much. A large crew, a powerful and heavy radio, a great amount of fuel and bombs, many machine guns — all these necessitate a large and sturdy plane and powerful engines. And with these she is capable of successfully combating almost any of the forces which nature or the enemy may send against her. To con the plane is but a small part of the work of the " big boat " pilot. He has a main battery to control; his bombs, his anti-craft battery, and machine guns require constant attention. The entire communication, especially radio, must be effective. And finally, he must be an accurate and speedy navigator, for on this plane of work depends the value of his reports and the assurance of a safe return. S 287 Airplane Garrier " HE airplane carriers are the aerodromes of the Fleet, the landing fields of the sea. They are - - odd-looking craft, but odd only by comparison with existing ships, for nothing of a similar type has ever before sailed the seas. But they must be expected to be queer, for their one purpose is to provide a floating, high speed, and very efficient base for the operation of aircraft at sea. Filled with planes ready or nearly to take the air, they must be fitted with every means to speed the flying-off and the landing, to re-fuel, replenish the ammunition supply, and otherwise assist the aircraft in their conduct of aerial battle. The scene can readily be pictured. Bombing planes must go aloft to attack the enemy fleet; fighting planes must accompany them for protection. The first flight is formed on deck, gathers speed, and so into the air it goes. The huge elevators quickly bring other planes from below. Wings are pulled into position, pilots receive their parting instructions, the engines are started, and they are off " . And, as this goes on, planes are coming in, an attack completed; swooping down onto deck, quickly stopped, and held in position by the retarding devices. More bombs, more fuel — these are loaded into the planes, and again they take the air — a scene entirely of aviation, concen- trated, sea-going. With the completion of the n ew carriers, the Lexington and the Saratoga, our Navy will have two as fine carriers as will sail the seas. Not enough, to be sure, but in them there will be a sound nucleus on which to build that aerial majority so essential to success in Naval warfare. l lttP k! ?ki. r S. 2S8 Slighter Than Air OUR interest today is centered in those mammoth dirigibles, the Los Angeles and the Shenandoah — the one fitted for peace, the other for war — whose splendid flights have thrilled the world. Their size is awe-inspiring when they are seen at close range, for they are as long as the greatest battleships. And their ability to span the oceans in but a fraction of the time required for ships, requires proper attention being shown them. Excepting this one type of lighter-than-air craft — the rigid dirigible — it is probable that the airplane will displace all else in the air. A voyage on the Los Angeles is much like a cruise on the grellt liners of the sea: a luxurious cabin, fitted with every comfort for the passenger; electrically heated; an electric galley; and splendid berths; a steady course with only the slightest pitching motion to tell you of your place in the air. The wide world is spread out at your feet, with no hindrance to full enjoyment of it all. And above, the great bag filled with the non-explosive gas helium, insuring the utmost of safety. This is indeed the most luxurious form of travel. The Navy is, and will be for some time, in an experimental stage with these giant craft. It is possible they may develop into valuable items for oversea scouting or the carrying of the munitions of war. It is also possible that their value may lie more particularly in the field of commercial aeronautics. But, whatever the most suitable field, the Navy will assiduously carry out those trials and experiments which will determine definitely the place of the dirigible in Americah aviation. I iftl at f " T NJ i ' %..» , nfw » t 289 UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 23 February, 1925 To the Regiment: In the Navy, there are two great elements, personnel and material. Both are important, yet on looking back, I know that working with men has been the most alluring part of my forty-nine years service. It is this, perhaps, which has made these last few years happy ones for me — four years of close association with young men who, in the years to come, are to carry on the work which has been handed down by Decatur, larragut, Evans and their kind. The Service changes only in details, only as is necessary to adapt itself to changing world conditions. 1 he under- lying spirit, the traditions, loyalty and courage are immutable. VVe, of the Service, are a queer combination of rad- icalism and conservatism, of optimism and pessimism, and of many other dissimilar traits; but, hidden as it may seem to be at times, I know that underneath always remains the same foundation of ideals that has made our Service the enduring thing it is. Today finds me accepting my last set of orders. They send me to the retired list and cause me to relinquish com- mand of the Naval Academy and you. In giving up this command in which I believe so firmly, and which has in the past four years come closer to my heart than ever before, I hope that you will take merely as a token of my interest in its welfare and yours a final word of counsel — not the counsel just of your Superintendent, but that of an older Service brothet to you who in the years to come must face the problems and trials which those who have gone before you, have met and in certain measure overcome. Do not believe that your problems here are wholly dissimilar from those of your life after graduation, for char- acter is developed here and sound character is the fundamental of success. Men are the foundation ot any organiza- tion. Character is the foundation of men. Conduct is character in action. Personality is the ensemble ol all ot the elements and is the mark of the leader. The Naval Academy is a great school but it is not perfect. I would be remiss, if in my final word ot advice, I failed to point out the danger of too much self-satisfaction among you. The failing of most moment is the vicious lengths to which the so-called class spirit has gone at different times in the history of this institution. The recent steps taken bv the Class of ' 25, through the gate cracked by the Class of ' 24, holds the solution of the Naval Academy ' s greatest problem. It is the culmination of years of effort and will cause the indoctrination in your youthful mmds and those of your successors of the meaning of the word " duty. " An officer not conscious of its sacredness is worse than no officer. If the action does not prove an empty gesture, the entire Service owes a debt of gratitude to those two classes ' and to ' 25 in particular. I have seen a large number of midshipmen come and go. During my incumbency as Superintendent, including the Class of ' 25, there will have graduated over 23 7 of the whole number of graduates. Add to these the three lower classes now here and one realizes the large number of midshipmen with whom I have been in contact. And on the whole they have measured up. There are some unfit. It is unfortunate that the vicious few remain. Many have gone, but those who are here cause a consequent impairment to the efficiency of the Navy. They will not succeed in the Service, but they may carry with them a diploma, an honor of which they are not worthy, and by having it reduce its value in the eyes of a judging world. The Government offers much to its midshipmen. It gives more. In equity, it can expect much. Tlje midshipmen receive — they must also give. Too many enter to see what they can get, rather than to see what they can give. There is no divine right to graduate. One who does not measure up ought to give way to one who can. And there are Legion knocking at the gates asking only for Opportunity. There are three kinds of men in the world, and therefore three kinds of midshipmen in the Naval Academy, tor this institution is but a cross-section of the people of our country. The three kinds have been variously named in the past as those who advance, those who stand still and those who fall behind. In the Service we divide them into the three groups — superior, average and below average. The great body of men are average, and in most cases they are so merelv from a lack of the will to do. I have met many so-called great men in my career, men who have suc- ceeded, men who have known how. In some few cases their personalities were markedly distinct, but in most cases they were to outward appearances average men, but the inner fire giving the urge to win has raised them above the average and made them great. Remember that your Service reputation and personal record will folio .v you all your life. Records can sometimes be lived down but they can ' t be changed. Even suspicions cling. Of late years personnel records have become in- creasingly important in all walks of life. Men are being weighed everywhere every day. The sign " Wanted, Men who know How " is always out. The average men seek jobs. The jobs seek superior men. In closing let me say that wherever I go and wherever I may be, the interests of the Naval Academy will always have a large place in my heart. It is a great institution, but not perfect. It is within the power of you young gentle- men of the Regiment of today to eradicate most of its imperfections it you but see fit. Have you ever stopped to think that the efficient labors of as fine a body of officers and civilian instructors as ex- ist, the faithful work of the civil employees, and all of the plant investment have but one purpose — to teach you to be good naval officers and citizens? Think of the efforts of personnel, the financial outlay, and be appreciative. It is the privilege of age to advise and the privilege of youth to ignore, but I trust that our common interest in our mother school and the Service will cause you to give this counsel more than a passing thought. Good-bye and good luck. - - f- 290 THE last week of June, 1921, saw the vanguard of what was to be the Class of ' 25, over seven hundred strong. This little band of pilgrims, numbering less than a hundred, filtered slowly through the red tape of the Administration Building, the Sick Bay, and the Commandant ' s Office. This last place was the scene of many a harrowing parting between us and a faithful sweetheart dating back to our first pair of long trous- ers. Poor Lady Nicotine! For aught we knew, we were fore-swearing her charms, save for a few clandestine trysts, for four years. After receiving a short talk from Captain Kurtz, he told us to choose our particular brand of " Dago " and our roommate for the remainder of the summer term. How little did we realize the three years of struggle that was hanging upon our first choice. Roommates can be changed semi-annually to suit one ' s taste, but the rules of Dago go on forever. Drawing our outfit from the store seemed) ifuite delightful until we dis- covered, when the last sock was handed to us, that we had to somehow trans- port this several hundred dollars worth of dry goods to our rooms. The path from the store to the rooms was filled with well defined articles at intervals, said articles ranging from handkerchiefs and hats to apparel of the more intim- ate nature. Then Bancroft Hall was again permeated with the pungent odor of fresh stencil ink which is pecu- liar to and always reminiscent of Plebe summer. From that we passed through the ordeal of inoculation. We will long retain the mental picture of the long, squirming line of bared arms which passed before the doctor who was armed with an instrument which appeared like a grease gun, stung like a bee, and seemed to have the capacity and operating character of a fire extinguisher. Next came the organization of the awkward squad at which one of the newcomers achieved undying fame from the following dialogue: Ensign: " What is your name? " " Flaherty. " " Flaherty what? " " Oh, just call me Flaherty. " Who can forget that first cutter drill in which we caught more crabs than Crabtown fishermen ever saw? Or that innocent one who, when told that he had caught a crab, replied, as he extricated his oar, " It must have dropped off, sir; because there ' s nothing on it now! " Also the one who was heard to remark after the fall was jerked out of his hand at the command, " Walk back handsomely! " that he had thought he had joined the Navy and not the Chorus. In steam drills we received a small foretaste of the cruise when we stoked one of the puffy little steamers that had probably been surveyed before Dewey was a Plebe. We soon made our acquaintance with the strength test room which is a silent denial of the law of mechan- ics which states that no work is done unless motion is produced. From there, we went to the Old Pool where it was a case of sink or swim. Those who sank were indicted into the Sub-Squad which met frequently and inconveniently during recreation hours. 291 Ho en ' 27 Many of our dealings, however, with the that be were of a more genial nature. .Jr e. particular was the evening when Ad fal Henry B. Wilson called us together, gave us a talk, and " spooned " on each of us. We carried away with us an impression of a sea dog of the old school, with a strong and very likeable personality. From then on, he became " Uncle Henry " to us. If one were to judge by the multitude of skags which appeared within ten minutes of the publication of this never-to-be-forgotten order, the Lady in question had not been entirely forsaken these long weeks since our entrance. The corridor boys were soon to be deprived of a fruitful source of revenue. The return of the Crab Fleet and the bilgers around the last of August made us realize that our Plebe Paradise was soon to become a thing of fond memories. For one gave us a taste and the other gave a picture of real Plebedom, and with their advent passed the only real peace of mind that we were to know for nine long months. " Brace up mister! Get that stomach out of the file closers. Did you brush off? When did you last shine those shoes? My Lord, but you ' re a mess! " In this wise did the upper classes officially introduce themselves at the first formation of the Academic year. We had long dr eaded this moment and we found our worst fears more than fully confirmed. It was here that we first had that Plebe feeling of a modern Ishmaelite. After what seemed an interminable nightmare, the Regiment marched into the mess hall where further enlighten- ment awaited us. " Se-e-e-ats! " . Whereupon, our antecedents and previous condition of servitude wert ir quired into at length. Then more or less appropriate nicknames were assigned to suit the fancy of the sponsor. As we marched out of the mess hall and down the middle of the corridor with a rigid brace, an authoritative voice barked behind us: " Where are you from, mister? " We mentioned the home town and state in a wonder- ing tone. " By George, that ' s my home podunk — I thought your face looked familiar. " We grasped the ex- tended hand of a first classman whom we had not seen since grammar school days. A never-to-be-forgotten thrill went through us at the sign of at least one friendly face among a multitude who seemed to take umbrage at our very existence. The first football game and subsequent cheering practices each afternoon made us aware that all the pep and exuberance of the upper classes were not expended upon our education but that most of it burst forth when everybody got together and backed up the team. While attendance at football practice was not exactly elective on our part, still we finally realized that no one really feels or understands the Navy spirit until he has spent a season on the wind swept bleachers of Farragut Field for the sole purpose of supporting the team. The first high light of the season came when a tigei skin was hoisted to the peak in the third quarter of the Princeton game and, soon after, a large snake dance took place as part of the obsequies for the passing of the Princeton Tiger. Plebes rated with everyone else in the jubilation that night. It was not until the Army game drew near, that we found out what real pep and spirit meant at the Naval Academy. Snake dances, mass meetings, and flaring posters filled the whole week before the game, and " How many days, mis- ter? " became " How many seconds? " That hectic day, in which we lived every hour of the twenty-four to its utmost, went through our minds in a rapid series of vivid flashes — Reveille at three o ' clock — Plebes rated 292 YOU ' RE AN AWFUL WRECK Mf?. DUMB. D ' YA REALIZE YOU ' LL HAVE T ' USE A CA V£ BY TIME YA Q-ET T ' BE A FIRSTCLASSMAN? Hozcn youngster — a silent hurried breakfast — " Left hand — LUTE! " — The steady tramp, tramp of a long carS Her column through the grey mists of the dawn — ' " - ' Jence through Baltimore " — New York ' s famed skyfiSe through a dreary pall of rain — the bedlam of sirens when the fleet was passed and the messages of encouragement which fluttered gaily from each yardarm — " Anchors Aweigh, everybody rates Plebe! " — Four periods of chaotic, maddened, strain- ing uproar while two knots of mud covered figures waged a dogged struggle for supremacy — Navy crashed through for a touchdown — " Fare thee well, Ar-r-r-me-e-e! " — " Navy take charge " — Four-N ' s which echoed from every theatre and cabaret in New York — a hollow-eyed but un- daunted rabble which left New York with a cheer of triumph — an impressive funeral service over a grev-clad corpse — the epitaph: " Navy sinks Army in a sea of Mud. " There followed a week of Heaven on earth. Plebes rated youngster which is to say they were allowed the privilege of existing. Many found excuses to visit other Battalions in order to enjoy the novelty of meandering along the side of the corridor in a bathrobe. Shortly after that, the powers-that-be dropped a bomb- shell in the shape of an order to the effect that all those, who did not have a 2.6 in each subject, would lose their Chris ynms Leave. Much frantic activity on our part re- sulted and, just to add zest to life, the upper classes took == that time to tighten up. However, when the zero hour — arrived, only a small percentage decorated the Christmas Tree, and the vista often days in which to live up to our boast of pampered pets stretched alluringly before us. We expanded our recently acquired chests and prepared to cut a figure among the fair sex as a man among men. There were times, nevertheless, when that figure approached zero; for it hurts one ' s self-esteem to have to explain to sundry inquiring persons that one is neither a traffic cop, a conductor, an usher, nor a bell-hop. The semi-anns were the next milestone, but they proved more of a gravestone for a hundred and sixty. Many of those who packed their cruise boxes in preparation for a winter cruise on the U. S. S. Outside, reap- peared later in the next lower class as recruits to that small percentage of downs but not outs. The rest have joined the ranks of the gone and almost forgotten, until the time may come when, with our shoulders bowed under the weight of years and much gold lace, we shall, in accordance with an old tradition, cast our eyes over the niches in the Hall of Fame and exclaim here and there, " Why, he ' s a bilger out of my class! " " We took charge for forty-five minutes and then all Hell busted loose! " These words epitomized the old ceremony of Hundredth Night which now seems to belong to those of the " Old Navy. " Many a Plebe gal- loped away from the Armory on the back of a first classman with the satisfied feeling that, to date, he was square with the world. The anns took their toll, and fifty more joined the great outside. The last exam ushered in the annual first and second class public bathing parties from the sea wall. The second class were thrown in to christen their rings and the first class went in because — well, because nobody remembered when the first class weren ' t thrown in after their last exam. It also marked the begin- ning of the wide open season for Plebes, called June Week. 293 The period between taps and reveille was not so much one of slum- ber as of repeated baths in unconventional costumes, postures, places. One does not usually take a bath in bed, nor does one c jtom- arily stand on one ' s head in the shower and sing " Ancht ' v Aweigh " while the clock strikes eight bells — but we did. Likewise, few people would ordinarily sleep in a hammock swung several feet below the ceiling when a perfectly comfortable bed is available right below — but we did that, too. From the foregoing, one must realize that during June Week a Plebe gets many irrational whims and fancies. The -victory over the Army in baseball with the odds two to one against Navy allowed us to " carry on " until the night before graduation. Then we fully understood why that night is called " Hell Night. " From supper until after the First Class German, it was just that for us. After the German, until reveille, the first class and ourselves swapped places and Hundredth Night faded to the magnitude of a pink tea by comparison. . Ten o ' clock the next morning found a drawn, weary group of Midshipmen falling in and marching over to the Armory. About the only words we heard of the Graduation exercises were the oft repeated ones: " It won ' t be long now, mister, brace up! " Also, " Weep, mister, weep. " Then the long, creeping line of white figures followed by a cloud of white caps and a mad war dance over a gravel walk to the chant of " Tain ' t no mo ' , Plebes! " With that refrain passed the most soul-trying and the most revolutionary year of our lives. M) Q iw tBuerfrfr 294 I t f " - sr 3£ ' ' ' " A YomiGsrex c uise LL hands up anchor! " Ra-ra-ra-rat-rattle, bang! " Anchor ' s aweigh, sir! " The Midshipmen ' s Practice Squadron turned around, formed 180, and steamed majestically down Chesapeake Bay, carrying seventeen hundred sailors-to-be on board. The squadron, better known as the " Crab Fleet, " consisted of the Florida, flying the flag of Admiral N. A. McCully, followed by the Delaware, North Dakota and the Olympia. June Week was a thing of fond memories. The last echoes of the four " N " for Mothers, Sisters and Sweethearts still rang in our ears. We had left the O. A. O. on the dock and now had the feeling of cattle in a pen, watching life itself, as we were herded on in batches towards a huge insatiable knife. Hot? Just above the hundred mark! We all prayed that the overhanging clouds would sail past, but true to form, before the first gang aboard could transfer the gear below, there came huge drops of rTO. The men who arrived late were at odds as to whether it was better to dry off and starve before morning or to take the usual chance and stay wet. ( (1 Once on board and having completed passing the gear below, each individual was presented a billet card containing his billet number, mess number, locker number, etc. Mr. Youngster set out to ascer- tain the location of his locker though he wasn ' t quite sure whether to run the risk of getting lost in the search, or to stay topside until some bos ' n took pity. " All hands to your sea details! " " On deck the first section! " The Midshipmen were at last to take an active part in the operating and handling of the ships. Play was forgotten and work was taken up with real earnestness. " Lay ofF the fence! Hey, sailor, get off the rail. " Realizing the order originated from the O. O. D., you suddenly awoke to the fact that you were in a very unseamanlike posture — Lesson No. 1. About two days before we sighted land, all hands had become acclimated. Looking over the stern, we could see the Olympia steaming along with her decks swept by every wave. She was rightfully termed the " Submarine, " and was making her last cruise before completing a glorious career. She was Dewey ' s flagship at Manila, and had, at a later date, brought the remains of the " Unknown Soldier " back from France. As a fitting conclusion, she was used on her last cruise as a training ship tor the " Young Admirals. " " Lan ' Ho! " At the break of dawn Colon loomed on the horizon, gray, cool, with navy ' planes circling overhead, the largest automatic coaling docks in the world. Two ships stopped at the docks for the easiest coaling we would ever have and then proceeded through the huge locks, anchoring with their sisters in Gatun Lake, where fresh water was in excess. The tropics made us lazy and the tropical nights can be appreciated only by one who has experienced them. All hands, and particularly the youngsters, 296 I Ip " » were anxious for liberty and a change of diet. The locks, Colon, Balboa, Old Panama, Cristobal, et al., all were visited. What a thrill it was to be ashore after eight crowded days at sea. All hands had a salty roll and tried hard to register well-bred disdain. Mail!! At last it arrived. Even the solace of Kelly ' s or Over the Top could not make us forget the O. A. O. — especially on moonlight nights — and cause us to wonder — well, you know what we mean — Just wonder! Some of the Reptiles were further entangled each mail by the arrival of the same type stationery except that they were numbered in the corner in sequence, and one individual collected seventeen ! Once clear of the Canal, and after being escorted forth by a detachment of planes from Coco Solo, the squadron dispersed, the Florida going to Trinidad, the North D. going to St. Kitts, the Delaware going to Martinique, and the Olympia to St. Lucia. Undoubtedly the Florida and Delaware fared best of the lot. St. Kitts, a volcanic island inhabited by tribes of men and monkeys and belonging to Gt. Britain, was selected as the rendezvous. The ships arrived early on the 4th of July and the day was celebrated by boat races in which the inter-ship spirit was extremely keen. From here our long wakes were laid for Culebra, rightfully described as the " Island of Nowhere " or " Who put the grain of salt in the vacuum. " The hills were covered by huge cactus and sand, forming a fertile setting for those who are blind to all that is beautiful. The battle of Culebra, in which it was a case of die from exhaustion from galloping over the hills, or from plucking cactus needles from your honorable breeches, will e ' er linger in the minds of its participants. The week-end at St. Thomas was extremely interesting to those who could recall the weird tales of the piratical exploits of the famous Blue Beard. The Americans extended to us a most hearty welcome and it was mighty good to see some white folks again. The " Submarine " put one over on her larger sisters by making a flying trip to San Juan. From all reports it was nearly as successful as the Night after the Army game in New York. The last of July found the " Pig iron bateaus " leaving the land of midnight showers and heading their bows toward the land of everlasting fogs. Nevertheless, once that we had crashed through that icy gray cloud of northern reserve, we found ourselves in the lands of a people so hospitable that even the words of Longfellow failed to portray their comradeship. It is thus we introduce Halifax and her people, the Haligonians. It was unanimous that this port had no rival in the hearts of those that received entertain- ment within the realms of its hospitality. The climate and the people rem inded us so very much of our homes that we enjoyed ourselves as though it were our premature leave. There was no entertainment nor a single desire that was not materialized. Socials, parties, dances were galore. What a Heaven for the economist! Little can we wonder that the " he " Haligonians ignored those of the opposite sex for some- time after the departure of the fleet because they had devoted so much of their time to us. It was the most difficult task to convince your host that you really had to return to the ship and it took a lot of 297 298 moral courage. The " Arm " was only one of the enjoyments made possible by the courtesy of the various clubs and societies. From the newspaper reports, it was a delight to realize that we also had made the impression which policy deems it our duty to make when in foreign waters. The only opportunity to repay these hosts and to endeavor to show our appreciation for the many kindnesses was the joint reception and dance given by the North D. and Delazcare who were moored together for the occasion. Much excitement was created as the fifty men remaining on board after the hop gallantly fought the blaze on the Delaware that was started by a bursting oil pipe. No one was injured but many were dampened without by a bursting hose. A wet night, ol ' deah, eh what? As the fleet steamed out past the ships of the harbor and our bands played " Auld Lang Syne, " many who lined the rail had tears in their eyes as they waved farewell to some friend on the " Citadel Hill " which was covered with about thirty thousand Hahgonians as thev bade us adieu. " Up one double O! Right o Two! Stand by— COMMENCE FIRING! " Roar! Bang!! Z-z-z-z- Splash! Target practice was under way! It was the first target practice since ' 22 were youngsters. The big guns were shooting their charges, directed, loaded, and fired by Midshipmen crews — and were hit- ting fheir marks! We were at point " Z " near Lynn Haven Roads and after having completed a most successful S. R. B. P., headed North past the " Tail of Shoe " and strained all eyes for the Chapel dome. At last the wireless towers hove in sight and we were no longer past Plebes but at last rated one diag. We were now " one quarter officers. " The mud hooks slid from the hawse-pipe and hit the muddy bot- tom with a plump. Then came the eternal wait for disembarkation for the Academy — so close and yet so far. The zero hour at last arrived. The watches on gear were secured and all hands were lighter by one sigh of relief as they trickled over the gangway. Neither Panama, San Juan, nor Halifax had cap- tured our hearts. There was no place like home, the O. A. 0., and the good old Navy line. 299 ' i 300 V YOUNGSTER YEAR " TOW when I was a Plebe, as the same ol ' story goes. From the beginning of our Navy each Youngster -L class has felt the same relative to their conduct with the fourth class. It is during the infancy of this year that the historical bucket, so familiar to all the inhabitants of the great white walls, is first tilted upon the inferior. Never can we or any other class be convinced that there has been a Plebe year equivalent to our own. There was the new Plebe class — just in-sig-nif-i-cant Plebes — dumb! Terribly dumb! and so extremely slow in realizing the high and mighty altitude to which their predecessors had risen. It was a grand and glorious feeling to walk down the corridors and deviate from the straight and narrow path, the lights that shine above — and to round those corners that for eight long months had been so squarely cut. The ever famous Youngster slouch, accompanied by a list to port, a cap on the back of the head and the indisputable hard-boiled attitude, was the pre- dominating feature of the second year. Assistant! Assistant, aye, aye! What a weight of re- sponsibilities we were carry- ing on our backs. Every thirteen days we were select- ed above our classmates and made Assistant Midshipman in charge of a deck. Being equivalent to the Junior Offi- cer of the Watch aboard ship, we were placed in charge of one-half the whole floor. For twenty-four long wearisome hours we patrolled our post, spoke unofficially to no one, administered justice and reports against anyone who was so thoughtless, so unwise, and so irrespectful of a person in authority as to deliberately break a regulation in front of a youngster ' s nose. After all the little Middy- boys were beneath the " downy, " we very gallantly went into each room and kindly turned out their lights, wishing them God- speed into dreamland. Long before the slumbering and snoring herds arose in the morning we thoughtfully crept cautiously about for a warm arising at reveille. Tumbling over such obstacles as waste baskets, chairs, tables, shoes, and clothing was a favorite pastime, while dodging missiles aimed by the suddenly disturbed sleeper was an art. It was estimated that FIRST FREEDOM HANGOVER FROM LEAVE 501 e? ® VARSITY AND JUNIOR VARSITY during the entire year each one of us closed 1 9 2 5 3 4 plus windows. Near the middle of the year, the little, green tables and the chairs that had been so restful were replaced by the stately looking M. C. ' s depfs, minus a place to rest one ' s weary — self! Thus the duty from thence forward was an endurance test between the M.C. and the WO. As soon as our legs gave ojjt and while we were gracefully resting against some protruding obstacle, the ever famous " wearer-of-the-sword " would inevitably show his unwanted countenance and " down " you would go with another I.P.D. These Plebes ain ' t gettin ' no runnin ' a ' tal! Youngsters at the table may be compared to MacSweeney eating his first meal alter thirty-five days of fasting. How we did Chozv Plebes looked enviously on and longed for the end of their Plebedom. Let ' s shake around for the extra milk? Hurrah! I won again. With increased appetite, we increased weight and what a sturdy lot we were developing into. November brought the close of the football season, with the Army game played in Philadelphia not so pleasing as it could have been. The game was the finest we can ever expect to witness, and the big blue team was one that each and every one of us, from the Admiral to the lowest Pfebe, could be proud of. The wearers of the blue gallantly fought a noble struggle and went down to defeat to the tune of 14-17 with their colors flying. Victory was primarily due to the absence of the proverbial Navy day — rain! Hazing had its horrors, but to remain uncovered in the stands and silently listen to the cheering of the victors was a peculiar moment in all of our lives. Win or lose we were out to celebrate. Having lrJst we decided to forget the defeat and paint " Phillie " red. Winter brought forth many indoor drills. The Executive department very capably exercised us with " Butts " manual in the Armory. Many were the warm hours spent tossing our rifles about in mid-air. Then again many weeks found us learning our trades in " Steam " drill. From forge to boiler and back again was covered by a series of workouts. Xmas leave brought another trip away from the walls of wisdom. This period of festivities was the first leave to be enjoyed by the Kaydets in ' 25 at the Point. They seemed to be almost everywhere that we went. Tall, slender youths in their well-groomed full dress uniforms — but when we came forth in our natty " mon- key jackets " they just had to take a back seat. Leaves are — are just leaves, and to return to the grind after a period of rest brings back many wild and wondrous ravings of those wonderful parties and femmes. Some people are gifted with a glowing imagination, and ' 25 had its usual percentage. Having become acclimated to the new Armory floor and having rapidly progressed in the gentle art of " Hoof dodging, " or better termed the " light fantastic, " we all inclined towards the ranks of the versatile reptiles, excepting a chosen few that were consistent fearers of the fairer sex, termed " Red Mikes. " Our class was extremely fortunate in that we had studied the art our Plebe year, with private lessons under the express tutelage of Prof. Ortland, ably assisted by Associate Prof. Graham, accompanied by the winsome tunes produced by a select group of the Naval Academy Band. Some few individuals followed up the course with the International Correspondence School. Having aptly applied ourselves, we increased confidence and were soon capable of even dancing backwards. As usual, the women paid ! Hops, snakes, and hop liberty! Each week-end brought an influx of many carloads of drags, from somewhere in the great cold outside world. The plat- form at the Short Line Station was crowded with many eager anticipants forming a reception committee for beauties of the " 400. " Well, she wasn ' t on that train! What, no cheers! When our drag arrived we had to run the gauntlet of the negro boys who anxiously scrambled for the baggage. 302 z«n 21 What shall we go to see this afternoon? Oh, ves, this is just the average week-end, having meets in hoxing, wrestling, swim- ming, water-polo, fencing, gymnasium, bas- ketball, and many Plebe sports. Well, 1 always did like inside sports, didn ' t you? As the drag and the dragger proceed through the yard, our capable reptile literally sells the Navy. On the right we have the Chapel where the Father of our Navy lies at rest, while on the left is Bancroft Hall, largest dormitories in the world, with more than four miles of long corridors. Thus the age- old Navy line is once again flowing fluently, and the girls swallow it hook and sinker. Week after week and year after year the girls visit our midst and come as our guests from the four corners of the globe. Of course, it was not always the same girls — but there were some exceptions. The evenings were full of entertainments, including athletic contests and " movies, " shows and hops. The hops held in the Academy were different, extremely different, from dances held elsewhere. They were strictly formal affairs, commencing promptly at eight-thirty and terminating with the last strains of the National Anthem at eleven-thirty. The famous " jazz syncopators, " better known as the Naval Academy band, produced the moaning and groaning for the contortionists. They liked to fool us all by carefully changing time at many intervals during each piece of music, and it became an understood fact that each change of time called for a circle by the dancing couple. Do you wonder that the regulation youngsters were always whirling their partners around in circles, likened unto a cyclone about to cross the " meridian, " only to be stopped with much difficulty after the ceasing of the " wind- jammers. " Many a pair of fair dimpled feet and expensive pumps have suffered on that floor, and many a girl has smilingly said, " God, what a marvelous dancer. " The end of the term brought another river — a deep, deep sea. An expanse of water so large that as many of our number as fifty were unable to navigate through its treacheries and sank, only to be swallowed up in the waves of a civil life. Those semi-anns are indescribable on paper — not nightmares — not delirium tremens — No! but a hell on earth to those subjected to the fires of the academic departments. We wor- shipped good of Tec. Many of us offered up tributes and silent prayers to his world, and that grim old figurehead graciously answered the greater majority of our wailings and gave to the needy the coveted 2.5. Close aboard the Semi-anns came the burial of Mechanical Drawing. Many a wearisome hour had been spent on all fours (two feet on the floor and two paws on a drawing board) trying to find the missing intersection in a drawing involving the intersection of an intersection by another intersection. Savvy what we mean? We didn ' t! " Hundredth night " came and passed very im- memoriably. Twenty-three not giving twenty-six the same consideration that was given us on our memor- able night. During these long cold winter nights some individ- uals could not be dragged away from the radiators. There they planted themselves and spent many a long hour gossiping and slinging the line around yon hon- orable " steer, " a pastime often common to the sea- faring classes. During some such conversations, a well-known individual capably suggested that in- side room inspections on Sa of the Skipper ' s inspection 303 inclement. Thus he added his name to the long rolls of those few individuals that — well use your heads. Spring! Wonderful spring! All the outdoors, the birdies in the trees, and all the flowery rn- vigorated, inspired, instilled new blood and conquests in all of our veins. Ah, what a grand old place this was and would be if it were not for the drills and recitations. " In the springtime a young man ' s fancy turns to love. " So sayeth some spokesman. Those warm spring evenings were maddening. Many were the dreams formulated and many were the long lingering glances cast indiscriminately over the picturesque Bay with its twinkling lights and flickering shadows graciously dancing around in the limpid light of the moon. Men were driven insane, studies were impossible and such societies as the Trident were overwhelmed with material and poems from an influx of would-be poets. One ambitious individual submitted some such copy for the approval of the Editor; Sir, I wrote this as I sat in my window gazing o ' er the si very bay and listening to King Tut and his local synco- paters broadcasting The Scechoslovanian National Anthem from station G. O. P. As " o ' er the Bay and boat tops the golden moon did rise, I leaned against my radiator and gazed into the skies. The night was young and the moon was large. I wished, — yes — longed for — my loveliest barge. ' Tis not a muddy scow as soon you all will see; but only a little canoe, built just for you and me. Upon its floor I long to be with you and blankets deep. Out on the bay I ' d paddle it and m your arms I ' d sleep. — " Just then I awoke and found the warm breath of a highly indignant W.O. striking me amidships directly astern of my starboard ear piece. Alas, I was wrong — Down again! Taps had sounded and I had failed to retire to the land of slumbers. " One of the Forty Percent. " Spring drills and the competitions for the regimental colors were now the order of events. Cruise dope and the conclusion of another year were now looming majestically upon the artificial horizon and it appeared that our grasp was about to exceed our reach. Reveille was early for the more ambitious of the Regiment and the basins could be likened unto a miniature medieval sea-faring port as they were dotted with many sails and rowing cutters all earnestly endeavoring to more completely perfect their respective seamanship and register a few more points for their Company Commanders. The tennis courts were filled with enthusiastic wielders of the wicked racquets long before Two bells. The woodlands and the dales were graced by those so desirous of exercise as to jog off a mean cross country prior to braking the local fast. The Anns! Our last Big River! And what a whale of a difference a few probs made. All was running smoothly until the final engagement — when bang! The skinny department came across with a dazy. Only five hours! The first two pages of that never-to-be forgotten exam were maddening. They may be likened unto Baron Munchausen ' s dance on Mars, accompanied by the local Jassmaniacs, playing the tune, " Oh, mother dear, press my ol ' cit suit, I ' ll soon be home to wear it. " Then when they passed out the third sheet, the house came down with a roar. Home never had been like that, but surprises were to be expected, as we were in the navy. This exam very nearly changed the careers of many of us. June week brought the beautiful femmes, the competition drills and the sea wall or " track meet " during the warm evenings. The June ball came with its fairyland of decorations. Many were the prom- ises made and many the fair hands won. Thus ' 25 was now one-half officers and had successfully weathered the storms and gales of those first two cyclonic years. NOW ALL HANDS BETTER GET THE NEWS- YOUNGSTER DUTY 304 tit HV : r, r TfE ZSB r IK JflL. 1 E H |Ti jTTj B Ipt BWV : H 3 «WW| 1 m II i jfl L 9kE. Kz M S ! HflttD H HiftlHfli secotiD CLAM C%UIS£ Serenely anchored lay the ships Upon old Ches ' peake Bay Impatiently their engines throbbed To be upon the way. While overhead a canopy Of blinking, twinkling stars — They all were there to bid us speed: Old Juno, Venus, Mars — Enshrouded four steel sombre giants In silver mellow light, While angry waves against our sides Lashed loudly in the night, And seemed to join a stiff north gale By fiery devils bred, That swept the sea for victims — For upon the sea it fed. The ships ignored the challenge And in stately patient mien Awaited dawn — departure For adventures yet unseen! 306 We roamed the land of Denmark where We saw the red-cheeked girls With light blue eyes and soft blonde hair fn pretty flowing curls. We dodged the teeming cyclists on Old Copenhagen ' s streets. We drank their wines and cocktails At delicious kingly feasts. While we were seeing Hamlet ' s haunts — His castle and his grave, The North Dakota weighed her hook Old Sweden ' s shores to brave. In Gothenburg her anchor dropped, And in that northern clime A royal welcome waited — not To mention feasts sublime. Then near the banks of river Clyde We dropped our hooks awhile And gladly were we welcomed by The bonnie lassies ' smile. 4. M 1 J f i 307 We marvelled at the beauty of The Loch and wood and field And often watched the sun go down Behind a flaming shield. And who will e ' er forget the scenes Of Trossach ' s beauty gioi_nd; The interest and the splendor Of old Edinburgh town; The color of old Glasgow and Of Greenock on the Clyde Where hundred upon hundred boats Upon the river glide? The twilight fades and o ' er the hills A lovely mellow moon Comes up from highland hills and shines Each night o ' er Bonnie Doon. Then down the coast we wandered to The sunny banks of Spam Where we were ushered to our berths By frequent squalls of rain. 30S To Lisbonne on the Tagus bank So picturesque and quaint And Cadiz with its crowded streets And homes of sunburn taint. And in the old Castilian style — » Fith horse and toreador And other " Dors " it always takes The furied bull to floor — We witnessed what we longed to see: A game of death and life With bulls and human beings Combatants in the fight. Three steeds were killed — four bulls were slain. The ring all blotched with gore, The blood thirst and unsportsman- ship — We longed to see no more! Th en there ' s the famous wines of Spain And the pretty rounded face Of dark-eyed Senorita with Mantilla, comb and lace. 309 Then near the rock of old Gibraltar We coaled ship one day. Majestic, grand — above the clouds Its highest ramparts stay. Above the earth — above the sea It proudly rears its hea £. o To northward — hills of haughty Spam Its once proud spirit dead! The shores of Afrique southward lay O ' er Europe ' s southern sea And from the ledges of the rock Morocco ' s shores you see. And now we ' re homeward bound again The ship heads westward, lads. Our glad hearts sing as mem ' ry dwells On sweethearts, mothers, dads. We ' ve seen the life of many lands Of peoples far away But none replace the ones we love — A t oast to them I say! 310 ECOND diAS: HELLO, Wife, big leave? Yeah boy! An ' say, I met the keenest — hey, wait a minute, can ' t you? Uh huh, I know that one; you raved about her all last year, but this one I ' m talking about is a bran ' new one. A cold forty. Got her dated for the first hop. Wait ' ll you see her. Where ' s our room this year? Fourth deck?!! Holy smoke! Gyped again. We may get some extra sleep but we ' ll never get to formation. Say, lieard the latest dope? No more ans and semi- ans and all sections arranged according to savviness. I ' m in the next to the last section. I suppose this system will land you in the first section. Got your new books yet? They don ' t look so fruity to me. Take a look at this steam book. " Sketch and de- scribe " all the way through. Here ' s where I get my weekly steam mark from the bulletin board this year. Gee, Wife, didcha ever see such a mob of Plebes? There ' s over a thousand, because next year they ' re going to cut the number of appointments per Con- gressman from five to three, so they ' re all crowding them in while they can. And dumb! Why, I asked one what happened to Trotsky and he said that it had just had an earthquake. Another thought that the Bethlehem Syndicate was a Hebrew religious society. Sure, I know, but I never pulled anything quite that dumb. By the way, Wife, you ' re not doing anything this week-end. How ' s it to drag for me? Just got a letter from Helen and she wants to bring her roommate down from Goucher. Dorothy something — I can ' t make out her last name. She says she isn ' t so good SAT, HANK, DON ' T TH ' OLE DOME LOO j SRIfi-HT TODAY looking, but she has a wonderful line and is " such a sweet girl. " Yeah, I know it ' s an old story, but listen — be generous and give the girl a good time. I don ' t think you ' ll regret it ' cause Helen ' s a cold four O herself and she wouldn ' t run around with a brick. Fine! I knew you ' d crash through. Whew! Listen to that racket. There ' s a brick presentation coming down the corridor. By INVENTED TO BEAT THE PANTS-HANGERS 1 311 George, they ' re stopping in front of our door. Gee, I ' m sorry that Dorothy turned out to be such a brick, but I didn ' t think it would come to this. WHAT!!! You ' re crazy, Mister, you ' ve got the wrong one of us. No ? Well I ' ll be— - ! Seen the new style double-breasted blou that Jakey Reed is putting out for the troops? I was catching a skag this afternoon, when I looked up suddenly and saw two rows of brass buttons bearing down on me from abeam. I saw visions of a W.O. handing me a hundred demerits and just about passed out. It turned out to be a first classman coming back from the tailor shop wearing Jakey ' s latest. Bill, a first class spoon of mine, told me to- night that when he tried his on, he kicked to the Commandant that the blou was too full. The Com replied that they were built for service and not for tea fights so that when you went on watch at night, you would have room for a sweater underneath. Bill said that was a good idea all right, but that there was room enough under his for a reefer and raincoat besides. WifF, you ought to have seen " Fats " at the juice P-work today. When we started, the prof told us never to open the field of a shunt motor because the only thing that would prevent it from reaching infinite speed was its tendency to blow up and spread itself all over the landscape. " Fats " opened the field of his machine by accident and the motor started to whine like a siren picking up speed. He never passed a running test in his life and his machine was farthest from the door, but when that pa- rade of instructors and midshipmen tore out of the lab, " Fats " and his two hundred and thirty pounds was leading the procession by a good length. The funny part of it was that he claimed that he was only running for the main switch to cut off the power, but the prof remarked that at the rate he was traveling, he couldn ' t have stopped short of the power house. Hey, wife, bear a hand! There goes formation. Sure. Hustle up an ' put ' em on. They won ' t inspect tor non-reg stuff going to an Army-Navy game. Phew! S ' regular Navy day — lots of rain. Guess you ' re sorry you put on those low shoes now. Gosh ! Look at old Tecumseh, will you? Somebody sure did a mean job of decorating him last night. C ' mon, gang, let ' s start " Away, Away with Sword and Drum. " Grab that seat, wife, and we ' ll caulk awhile. Shades down through Baltimore! Sure I ' m game for some bridge, I can ' t sleep anyway, with all the racket they ' re making. There ' s only one trouble with the buffet chow on this ferry — there isn ' t enough of it. Look! There ' s the Woolworth Building, you can just make it out through the mist. Wow! Listen to the sirens on those destroyers. Can you make out that flag hoist? " Sink Army, " huh? Darn right we will! Wait a minute, somebody ' s semaphoring from that cruiser over there. " G-I-V-E T-H-E-M H - E - L - L " — Hot dog! For Pete ' s sake! How many tries does our pilot need to make a landing? This must be the tenth one. Take off our rubbers? 312 Say, that IS a bright idea! Well, mine stay on. I ' m not going to req another pair this year. Under way at last. Brace up — there ' s " Anchors Aweigh. " Ouch! This seat ' s wet. My Lord, did you ever see so many rubbers as there were in that mudhole in front of the stands? Yeah, I left one of mine there, so I might as well give this other one the deep six. Here come the Kaydets! We certainly plowed up the ground nicely for them to march over. There goes one on his ear! The mud shows up well on those grey uni- forms. There ' s the Greyleg team! Look at those rubber trou they have on. I don ' t blame ' em — they ought to issue diving suits for this game. " All hands up anchor! " Come on big Blue Team!!!— $ ' ? ' : ( ' !!!! Well, I ' ll be damned!! Four quarters of hard fight and nobody ' s got a point to show for it! C ' mon wife, let ' s see if we can find the girls What?! Three dollars just to come here to the Penn Station? Say, I don ' t want to buy your old rattletrap! Well, here ' s two dollars and seventeen cents. If you can find any more on me, you ' re welcome to it, I ' m, as broke as the ten commandments. Wonder where our platoon falls in. BURYING MATH Miniature? Sure I ' m getting one. No, I ' m going to have only my own initials put on it. Helen ' s the O.A.O., of course, but a man ' s taste is liable to change, you know. By Jove, wife, suppose Helen ' s large blue eyes should gaze enviously on Anne ' s Block N sweater that Joe gave her. — Then what am I gonna do? — Eureka!!! I ' m going to put " yaller " all over the front of my sweater with a large " 1925. " Didn ' t know you were cooped up with an athlete, eh? Well, I ' m the versatile class sabre artist. — Not so funny ol ' timer — If I get my " left a quart " and " right a Paree, " I ' ll crash through with the goods. ' 25 is now tied for first place for the Harvard Shield — an ' what ' s more 25 ' s gonna be the fifth numera on the shield — better take your number tens off the radiator and go after something yourself. You all were too tame, wife. In our section, we buried math right. We started off with a funera service in which Savvy read the ritual out ot the LJ nd i n a • A " ? ' o nn ■£ ti s Engineer ' s Manual. Then we got four of the profs together, made them get up on the table and sing " Auld Lang Syne. " About that time, the Head of the Department poked his gonk in the door to see what all the racket was about so we nabbed him and made him lead the chorus with a broom. After that, somebody busted out a mouth organ and we had a Virginia Reel. Coming back, a couple hit the pap because their costume was a little too raucous. You know, wife, after that little speech of farewell to us tonight, I ' ve come to the conclusion that Comm is a pretty darn good scout after all. He may hav e been hard on us at times, but he was consistent and he followed his principles right through. It ' s a funny thing how you don ' t begin to appreciate a man until after he ' s gone. Well, that ' s that! No more Dago. No longer will we have to listen to, " Monsieur, what deed ze pauvre leetle verb ever do to you zat you should treat eet so? Mon Dieu, ze bea-u-ti-ful rench language! " and " Mon- sieur, I haf geev you some velveet these mont ' , a 2.51. " IN HOPES 313 Roomie, you look like convict No. 367549800 with that new regulation " boyish shave. " What is it a " Naval Academy Special ? " It is, eh ? Well a hair cut like that is likened by me unto an elephant! What do I mean? Why laddie it is curious to look at, but I wouldn ' t want to own one. That W. O. can surely spot those non-reg tea-hound " gonks. " And you say he made you return to the barber shop three times? Won ' t you make a wonderful specimen at the hop? Where, oh where has my " Marcel " gone— Tra-la-la! Would that I were a God-send to the ladies! Down again! I am mad! Simply mad! Why, better half o ' mine, I ' m goin ' cuckoo! Yes, Crazy! Nutty! Foolish! D — it all, can ' t you at least understand a little of tha ' American slang? That was the most ab- surd, dumb and thoughtless trick that I just pulled! Well, you know that I ' m going into to-days " thermo " examination with unsatisfactory dailies. I simply must knock my exam. After you tuned in last even- ing I rigged up a light in the shower. I sat in theie chasin ' molecules of superheated steam along those terrible curves and had nightmares and horrors as I pored through the " little brown book " and ol ' timer that course is absolutely impossible. I pulled out my hair and tore my nails. At last I heard the consistent tread of the ever alert W. O. The knock of the ring could be heard on the doors coming down the line. I was " fearfull " of being reported for being up after taps, so I jumped into bed. Knock! and in walked Mr. W. O. I believed that I had fooled him for once. But Alas! I was wrong as usual, and I was reported for being turned in after reveille. Look me over " Kidado, " I win the crocheted typewriter. S ' matter, wife? Why so pale and wan? Swallowed some water, huh? Say, you got away with murder. I nearly drowned! My ring sure got well christened. Of course I expected it to be crowded, for when five hundred men in one bunch jump in the drink as fast as they can, I naturally expect to have to rub elbows with a few. But when they got three deep in the water and new ones kept coming in on top about every three seconds, air began to get scarce — espec- ially if you happened to be on the bottom layer like I was. I ' d no sooner fought my way past about two layers and gasped a lungful, when some bozo would jump in on top of me with both feet and down I ' d go to the bottom again. Boy, I had a fine time play- ing with all the little goldfishes down there for awhile. I hung around there so long, I started to grow fins. By the time I managed to reach the nearest half- rater — along with a couple of hundred others who were almost as badly off as I was — the darn thing sunk from the weight an ' I had to swim to the steam- er — along with that same couple of hundred — and we all but tipped that over. When I finally crawled out, I was completely pooped. Believe me, I ' m through. Tradition and custom is fine and all that, but next June Week, I ' m going to celebrate in my shower. Well, wife, big cruise to you and don ' t do anything in Paree I wouldn ' t do. Huh? What do you mean that ' s latitude enough? , . THE AC ' S HEATED ' EM 314 ran? FI ST CLASS C%UIS8 AGED under the weight of increased responsi- - - bihties, wearied from the rovings of a week of pleasant conquests, and solemn because of the last moments with the dear ones, we embarked for the third time in the usual manner with traditional cere- monies for our final cruise as Middies. The past two cruises had been as nightmares, as weird dreams of hectic fire-rooms and trips through hell; now the outlook on life was different. It seemed as though we had grown up over night. Heretofore, we had appeared dizzy and carefree; now, the clkss, as a whole, was assuming the responsibilities of the older brother and was attempting to administer properly to the younger and less experienced lads. The same old Crab fleet was awaiting our arrival, and once again the flag of our dear friend, Admiral N. A. McCully, was at the main of his new ship, the Wyoming. The New York and the Texas were making their debut in the crab fleet, while the indispensible Arkie was in her usual place in column. Once aboard, the Youngsters who, in three months ' time would develop from the landlubber class into a brown and weather-beaten body of lads with the saltiest of rolls, were in the usual quandary — rushing hither and thither like so many hornets without a nest. We were all trying to aid the Youngsters bv innumerable suggestions, and by nightfall we were all more or less settled. 316 r We all set out in search of a caulking place, a mess, a place for our toaster, and the many other contriv- ances that it is customary for the " Kings " to take on such tours of pleasure. The class rates were made and the general motto was " Hurrah for the first class. " All other first classes had rated Rear Admiral — why shouldn ' t we; and we did! Two days clear of the " Tail o ' Shoe, " and the fun began. What time is L. A. N. ? What was the Navi- gator ' s A. M. position? Where the dickens are my dividers? Say, who said Azimuths were easy? And many more were the questions that floated from the Admiral ' s Cabin which had so generously been donated as a Nav. work room. Morning sights, noon fixes, star sights, and evening fixes were all the order of events. Will you ever forget our classmate who so gloriously got a fix by the aid of the masthead and maintruck lights? A wonder with the sextant, we ' ll say! While the boy Navigators were fighting for first honors on deck, the black-faced cohorts of the inter- ior workings were sliding along by the oil of their leaders. From double bottoms to the antenna, from stem to stern eagerly rushed the artists. Sketches, sketches, sketches, and more sketches. Who said electrical detail? Down with the Arkie. All eyes were trained on the condemned ship. Cameras were ready — but the Gods were against us — fooled again — because the night was past and the Arkie still floated. Who ever believed in prophecies anyway? A world-famous prophet had predicted that on a certain June Night -sflrV ■BBB B B 317 the Arkansas would go down with all hands on hoard, but the prophecy never materialized and the boys that had spent a restless night in life preservers eagerly greeted the break of a new dawn as though it were a re-birth. The hour of the disaster had been set at 2 A. M. At one minute to two, while all hands were awaiting the catastrophe, a clever boatswain ' s mate set the clock ahead five minutes; thus the hour of doom had passed safely. An ' ladies an ' gentlemen, we ' ave on our port ' and a wee bit of sunny England! As the sun was majesti- cally setting, the squadron completed a perfect manoeuver and dropped the mud hooks at the quaint but extremely attractive resort called Torquay. Situated on the cliffs of the southern coast thls town afforded an atmosphere that invigorates one. From this point, it was possible to make many tours through the countryside of Britain, including the Royal Naval Academy, Exeter, and many places of equal interest. To the more fortunate, leave was granted in order to enable them to see dear old " Lunnon. " An ' ' ave you been to Wembley? This was the cry word of dear old London. The city was just as we all believed it to be — all English and many of the customs seemed extremely obsolete to the modern American youth. There was Hyde Park with its bridle paths, its pretty horses and dogs, its coaches and footmen. There was the Tower, the Bridge, the Strand, and Piccadilly. The Exposition at Wembley was also a source of local interest. Parties were num- erous and it is difficult to believe that the friendship mm W TT 318 Ipss with the Britishers can ever be other than one of the warmest nature. " Ushant Light, here I come; right back where I started from; raise aloft your foggy gates, Ushant Light, we ' re coming past " — sung to the tune of " California, here I come. " This was the song on our lips as we taxied back and forth waiting for the fog to raise in order that we might pass into the harbor of Brest. At early dawn, the opportunity afforded an entrance, and the ever famous beacon was passed. Many had been the American Doughboys who had seen the rays of this light as they had passed on to an eternal Hell only to die for their country and never to return to their loved ones again. Brest was crowded with historically interesting spots. Overlooking the harbor was the famous Chat- eau that was begun by Caesar and completed by Charlemagne. It had housed many a suffering pris- oner in its damp and treacherous dungeons during the dark ages, and had been a source of torture to many hundreds of German prisoners during the World War. To all those interested, opportunity was afforded to visit the dungeons and have explained the manner and means by which many a poor sufferer had met his doom. It might also be of interest to note that hundreds of the doughboys that had visited this place had left their names and states printed on its white walls. In old Brest could be visited the French Naval Academy, and contrasted t o our own, it was an interesting study. Many of the French Mid- shipmen were invited to our ships as guests, and 319 .-. ..A , quite a friendship was developed. It was in this port that the first Americans were landed en route to the trenches. As they marched up the Rue de Siam, the inhabitants were at odds as to what country they represented, but as the top of the hill was reached and the Stars and Stripes were unfurled the people broke up the formation with their enthusiasm. The Ad- miral ' s Reception and the Consul ' s Party will never be forgotten by those that were so fortunate as to attend. Wine, Champaigne, and all — ! Vive la Paris ! ! ! And did you see the Follies Bergere ? I ' ll say we did!!! The Follies, the Casino, the Mont- marte, the Eiffel Tower, the Church of the Notre Dame, the Arch of Triumph, the Tuilleries, the Chamber of Deputies, and by some few wJiq. could be dragged away from the flaring lights of the city, the Olympic Games — all were visited by the fortun- ates. Paris seemed indeed to be truly American. In the Follies, you ' d see on your left, a farmer and his wife from Nebraska, peering earnestly through a huge pair of field glasses at the stage which was not over thirty feet distant, and mischievously nudging each other; while on your right you observed a sim- ilar couple. As a matter of fact, the prosperity of Paris at the present day is due to the influx of American tourists and the American dollar. Yes, we all learned heaps — the phrase, " Yes, I ' ve been to Paris " should speak for itself. In Holland, they fish, and so did we. Not with hooks but with grappling irons, and not for fish but for three ton anchors. Due to the unseainanlike handling and the laxity in our manila lines, two 320 the snot ships had lost to the sea as many anchors while they were being transported to their sister ships. There it was, the Hook of Holland and not even a bite. Even the bitter-end had betrayed us and sunk beneath the surface. For one evening and one morning, the party continued. Volunteers were a negative quantity, and crews for the boats were drafted. A half hour on the search and you would have given your last cent to have been on board again. Not exactly seasick, but, nevertheless, the fish did not suffer from starvation. One anchor recovered and the search was abandoned, the Arkansas and Wyoming heading in to Rotterdam. The Scheldt River, with its banks of mud, was the Waterloo of the Texas. Steaming along astern the New York, at Mid Gat, her port engine failed and there she remained. The New York proceeded to Antwerp and was the largest ship to ever make that port. The treatment and the hospitality were extremely cordial. Three languages were spoken, including French, Flemish and English. Many trips were made throughout the countryside, including Brussels, Ostend, Ypres, Louvain and the battle- fields. The scenes were those of restoration after the siege of the Hun. Many were the stories relative to the war that were glowingly portrayed to us. In Antwerp, the midshipmen from the New York formed a section of a parade in honor of the Belgian national holiday and were greeted with marked enthusiasm. The reception on the New York and the farewell hop on the final hop before departure, will long remain as happy thoughts. The midshipmen on the Texas 321 »i it made " forty-eights " from Mid Gat, and were trans- ported to Antwerp by tugs. From the former place trips into Holland were frequent, and such towns as Hansweert and Goes were invaded. The Wyoming and the Arkansas went one better than their sisters. They were given a large share of the Netherlands. Not enough could be done to aid in the pleasure-seeking. Season tickets were given each of us which were good to carry us anywhere in Holland, and as frequently as we cared to travel. Opportunity presented tours of Amsterdam, the Hague, Rotterdam, Delft. Leyden, Scheveningen, and all other points of interest. The party given by Mr. van Doom on board the S.S. Rotterdam was about the best affair in which we were so fortunatr as to participate. With a rendezvous off the Hook of Holland, and the assembling of the squadron, the ships steamed through the English Channel and headed south for Gibraltar. And ' ave you seen the Rock A(i)pes? If you have, the Prudential sign might be of interest, as it is brilliantly illuminated this year by many thousand candle-power lights. There we were, all moored alongside the breakwater and the bugle violently sounded. Eyes were trained on the New York, and we could see her crew hurrying and scurrying about the decks. Was it fire? Was it collision? Oh, what could be wrong? Alas! It was only the usual New York formation for chow. The same old Gib with the same old venders of imported goods. The melting pot of the world, and it was so extremely warm that 322 many of us would have melted. The last chance, boys — forty days in Europe and not a drop of water. The European water is unhealthy, anyway. All of us who attended the Lucky Bag dinner at the Grand hold up your right hand! Oh, yes, it was the Grand, or was it the Cecil ? At any rate, it was at Gib. Four days at sea, a day in the Azores, and home- ward bound. The Azores were disappointing. A beautiful spot from a picturesque standpoint, but the towns were repulsive as many such seaport towns in foreign countries usually are. The,d ys were full of rehearsals for Short Range Battle Practice. Morning, noon and night were devoted to extensive preparation. Three days off New York the war game began. We were the enemy fleet attacking the Atlantic coast, which was being defended by two battleships, aided by destroyers and aircraft, including the Shenandoah. The squadron disbanded, one ship attacking Boston, one raiding Newport, another New York, and the fourth Hamp- ton Roads. The Texas, which was to attack New " " lork, immediately went into battle condition num- ber two. With her usual luck, her evaporators ceased to function; no water was available except for drink- ing purposes only at the end of each watch (every four hours !) All hands were in a hop, being very dirty, with many using coffee, tea, and ginger ale in which to shave. On the morning of the third day we prayed for rain and our prayers were answered. Scrubbing of clothes and persons on the main deck would have been a picture for the comedies. The following dav, »3 .kiii? r 323 MM New York was raided and the enemy fleet had suc- ceeded in its mission, losing only the ill-fated New York — then a rendezvous at Lynnhaven Roads. Hit! No change! Thus ' 25 carried on her third tar- get practice in a most creditable manner, with the most encouraging results. At the completion of the practice, those men who had aptly applied the lubric- ant during the first two months, were selected to replace the various officers, and bring the fleet up the Chesapeake. From midshipman admiral to the middy " foist " the interest was keen and the ships capably brought to anchor off " Annapolis Roads, for the final cruise of ' 25. Were we downhearted? Hell, no! That last night before disembarkation the quest- ion that arises in every Midshipman ' s mind 1 at this period danced vividly before ours, as we listened to the soft strains of the band, realizing that on the morrow we would depart from the fleet, for home with its welcome hearth and the loved ones. Would we ever return? Reasoning became impossible. A conclusion must be arrived at! Yes! Nothing worth while is ever attainable without sacrifice. If the ser- vice of the greatest country under the setting sun was good enough for Jones, Farragut, Porter and Dewey, it is good enough for us. Once more we went on leave and sold the Navy to the public. During three summers we had twice been to Europe, in which eleven countries were visited. Kings and princesses had been our hosts. Also, the Atlantic coast, from Panama to Halifax had been explored. Thirty-five thousand miles of water! A life on the sea! Ah, ask the man who lives it! n the the HELLO, Duke! Big leave, ol ' timer? Come on now, be yourself and get rid of this " Baaar Hawbaar " atmosphere. Can ' t you realize that we are honest-to-goodness first classmen and are kings of our own domain — Oh, you cawn ' t, cawn ' t you — well, if I have to put up with this line of chatter for a year, I ' ll go mad. Blankety Blank !! " -$%- ' () ! — Dukie, now you are yourself once again. Say, have you seen all the commanders around here as W.O. ' s? A two striper hasn ' t a prayer. Seer tbe list of stripers for the first detail; if you didn ' t, you ' re M.P.O., first platoon; more power to you — who got five stripes — say, man, don ' t be a fool. Who did you expect to get them? Well, nat- urally he did. There goes formation so let ' s get on a uniform ; we don ' t want to start our year by being late to formation. Did you hear those ord ers, Dukie? All cruise boxes will be cleaned of all marks or there will be the devil to pay. Say, the dangling sword has dropped already and we haven ' t been back twenty-four hours yet. Can you believe that first classmen will have to get planes and sandpaper and turn to on those boxes after three, long years of liberty? Don ' t those W.O. ' s realize that we are first classmen? Say, there, roomie; Red must smell non-reg clothes a mile away. He wasn ' t satisfied with ragging half the church party this morning for having silk gloves on, but he spotted me from the main office this after- noon when I was walking by Tec with my nice at- tractive and expensive gray kid gloves on. Two non- reg clothes paps in one day is not so varsity. Heard this morning that we were going to have an inspec- tion for non-reg stuff tomorrow. Guess I ' ll take all my non-reg stuff out to town today. I ' ll surely freeze this winter without that pink quilt, though. Now, Dukie, you know I ' m not yaller and I am not out for stripes — you say everyone is? Well, Easter leave in Mass. with a lot of gold on your sleeve and the wondrous blue eyes and the fluttering hearts of all the little gold diggers may be one way of achieving happiness, but not for an old timer like me. Frankie and Ohe are going to lead the class for another year. Dukie, why don ' t you and a few more of these would-be asphalt Arabs and athletic radiator hounds turn out to the class meetings? You ' d get more kick out of them. They remind one of the convention of the holy rollers as compared to a mob scene in the Merchant of Venice. Got lots of data down there tonight; it seems that the sword of Damocles is swinging violently and individually over each one of our heads. The W.O. ' s are united against us to a man. They are determined to make this place another West Point, pappin ' classmates et all. You say you won ' t follow their new ideas, eh? Well, we ' ll see, my laddie. At present, they hold the trump hand, and we don ' t even have a decent pair. I don ' t believe half of this bunk about what they did when they were here; that was so long ago that they f 9 SEPIl SUN 1 1. 4A ' - if|i: SRT can ' t remember anyway. But they say the transition period should come during first class year and that every man in twenty-five will see the light before the year is over. I don ' t see just what they mean by " transition, " but sure as the deuce this isn ' t the fruit I had anticipated. Why, man, I ' m more reg than I was Plebe year, and I still have two week-ends to do on the Reina! My idea ot first class year was lots of lectures and lots of caulk, while we watched the velvet roll up. 325 Last year you wouldn ' t have believed that the first class had any academic troubles, while this year the Ordnance Department hangs about a hundred and fifty men on the bush each week. The marks of .8 and .9 are weekly occurrences to some misfortunates. Dukie, they must be trying to cut the number in the Navy and from the ardent cooperation of the Executive Department and the Ac crew, they are surely going to make a good job of it! Come on, Dukie; don ' t be an optimist. I don ' t like those yaller jerseys on that big blue team any better than you do, but it won ' t have any ill effect on their playing. This is about the longest walk I ever underwent, and these overcoats are terrible. Here come the warriors. Hold that line! Fight, FIGHT! FIGHT!!! And they did fight. The final score was — Garbisch, 12; Navy, 0. The breaks were against the team, but they held the Army and prevented a touchdown, lough luck, Whitey, but we were proud to have a fighting skipper in ' 25. Baltimore was not able to handle the crowd properly after the game so I didn ' t meet Hattie until about seven. I saved a place for you at the Lucky Bag Hop but the last I saw of you, you were about to cross the meridian. Where did you go? Oh, you did, eh? Well, now aren ' t you ashamed of yourself; and didn ' t you see your drag or use all those theatre tickets that you had in your pockets. You d idiot you; you win the rubber angle irons! Hurrah, fellar. The first class are in charge. Did you hear the Commander tell us that we were to run this place until Xmas? The W.O. ' s (yes, there are no more " D.O. ' s " now) are layin ' off for a while. Man, I ' ll bet they won ' t know this place. Stand from under, Mr. Plebe, Mr. Youngster, and Mr. Second Classman; from now on there will be just two classes around here — the First Class and the under classes— TWENTY-FIVE IS IN CHARGE! Large are her big, blue eyes; red, loving and oh, how luscious are her cherry lips — Oooooh! Dukie, I am in love — you know how it feels! What a girl — Ah, there is no love like a young love. All the world loves a lover- Gee, Dukie, I must be popular. You don ' t want to listen to my ravings, eh! Well, d— - it all; I ' ve had to contend with your whinings and gnash- ing of teeth for three and a half long wearisome years and now when the last of the Red Mikes has fallen and had the blood from my stone heart strewn maliciously at the feet of a fair damsel, by the wicked darts of Cupid, you laugh — but he who laughs last, laughs loudest. Ha! Ha— ha— ah— ha— Xmas leave was my downfall — " Not so loud in here! " Aye, aye, sir! Well, isn ' t that the limit. Thank goodness, June is coming. I feel so light of heart tonight; not even the growls of one of the local policeman could make me " Rhino. " No, I ' m not getting rirarried in June, at least I don ' t think so. No, Dukie boy, you are not going to be the best man at my wedding. The best man is going to be I, me, myself, yours truly, and the wedding is not going to be a military wedding. Hooooooray! Whoopeeeeee! I ' m sat. I fooled them again and crashed through with lots of velvet: 2.50011 in Ordnance. I always did think that I was savvy anyway. I only have to make a 2.400099 -2 this next term to be sat for the year — fruit, eh? February twenty-second nineteen hun- dredand twentv-five! What significance has this date! Three guesses there, my Bloody friend. Wrong as usual. First of all it brought to a memorable close the career of our hero. Each boy has a man in his life that is an outstanding hero and an inspiration for his ambitions; an ideal for which to w-ork. To all of us this ideal has been our own Uncle Henry, better known as Admiral Henry B. Wilson. He came back to the Academy with ' 25, and was our careful advisor through many of our storms and trials. We hated to lose our beacon of success, but long will his fine characteristics so firmly impressed on our unmoulded lives live as an image of the hero himself. Upon his retirement, the Regi- ment presented the Admiral with a magnificent lov- ing cup and also with a book containing the signa- tures of all the midshipmen in the Regiment. Yes, we even allowed Dukie to sign. The new organization was begun under the leadership of Admiral L. M. Nulton, who is famous with all who know him as a 326 strict disciplinarian, but a square-shooting man. 1 he second reason for the importance of this date is that it celebrates the birthday of the father of our country — I fooled you again, eh? Even Dukie bit on that one. And last, but not least, on Sunday night. 2.i February, the Class Supper took place in Balti- more. All those who attended this muchly-antici- pated affair that was held at the Southern will not soon forget the rip-roaring time that was had by all hands, nor the clever capers of the " Soubrettes " — and how about that last act?! Chin in! One-Two-one— two! Poor Dukie; you are certainly having a terrible time doing stoop falls. Plebe year was Heaven compared to these Saturday Gym classes. Thev don ' t seem to be satisfied with a moderate workout, but they almost drowned poor Dukie last week. After a much-hearted Swedish drill, amidst the disgusting bellowing of Belly-up, one- two, one-two! — the class proceeded to the new pool. After passing " A " test, swimming the length of the pool six times, followed by slowly con- tested relay races, a fat object was seen in the water near the bottom of the pool. It was only Duke. At last he was seen, and lord knows how long he had been holding his breath and hiding there under the water. He had used his head and felt like most of us did — that any- thing was better than the h on the surface. Then some bright young man aspiringly formulated the idea of systematic locker stowage throughout the Regiment and a capable drawing was cleverly made of the properly stowed lock- er. Abetted by the Executive Department and aided by the printer, the locker dia- grams were distributed, onlv to be accepted midst the wailing of the multitudes. Poor Dukie was a changed man. Like all others, his locker was sentmanized and he trembled in his boots as he heard the word, " SQUARE YOU CAPS ALL ALONG. HERE HE COMES! " The Navy was certainly shotl The permanent detail! Ens. I.M.A. Duke! How distinguished that sounds. I ' ll wager the home town papers will have blazing headlines about your rapid strides to success. Well, a clean sleever is about the happiest man on the earth. Many were surprised, many were disappointed, but nevertheless, everyone was glad to see all the gold as they realized that they were on the final stretch. The stripers took charge and, with the sword of Damocles dangling over their heads with a Neglect of Duty and the loss of their stripes staring them in their faces, the fight for co- operation began. The week-ends on the ship were replaced by weeks on the ship. Say, Dukie, good thing that they didn ' t change sooner or else I ' d had a black N to the nth power of stars. No longer was the password " Gettin ' out? " — but, " What ship are you gettin ' ? " Our last midshipman leave was celebrated by a glorious five days of the bright lights and home at Easter-time — ninety-nine per cent officers — " it can ' t be long now. " Spring fever, mixed with try-ons and battles with the dealers made time pass rapidlv. Come on, Duke. Shake a leg; don ' t be late to the last formation — there ' s the crowd — will the speaker never get through — Ah, at last wonderful skin — I have you — dream of my dreams — I have lain awake nights wishing that I had you there in bed in my arms. The skin I love to touch — The " Sheep-Skin! " Come on, Dukie, don ' t cry; you ' ll see all your 111 ' playmates some day, and, in the meantime, good luck in the " Banana fleet. " — ' 25 had gone to fulfill its mission of service in the fleet. m Tlebe Year Before I entered this barren confine I had a dozen girls. One was named Marjorie, and I forget the rest. I only had one girl Plebe year. She wasn ' t mine, but I kept a date with her For one of my superiors. I told her he was called the " Prophet. " Whenever he shaved, we knew it was near Saturday. Second Class Year I look with a laugh at the years that are done, And I smile with a sneer at the hearts I have won, Dragging. I could be married and pay a year ' s rent With just a part of the money I spent, Dragging. The smiles I gave to the Red Mike men, Superior smiles I won ' t give again, Dragging! I say it ' s strange the way femmes are And it ' s s trange the way they do, For I had thrown them all aside, And then along came you. I had done my share of dragging, In the way that such things go; I was a man of many femmes, But never an O. A. O. I had thought that graduation Would wed me to oceans blue; I say it ' s strange the way femmes are, For then along came you. w-n .1 Knitted to Marry YoBng Midshipman I REDFIELD MASON HOME ON VACATION Local Boy Make HU ' N ; Hosts of Rul«-Dc1yino Vfc-.j ■ t Measures tf HALIFAX WELCOMES AMERICAN SQUADRON i TO HISTORIC PORT Mr and Mrs Henry A Ban request [he presence of a? a Reception and Dance to be give to their daughter Mildred Eleanor an Midshipman John Dean Blanchar d at vine ■o ' clock on the evening of Wednesday September twelfth at (hi Riuerdale Tennis ' ihou Praises Mdslupnten A Naval Career Seam End B ur of I nele Sam ' s Fine Fighting Ships Noi nchorcd in (he Harbor— Over 17(H) Mid shiumen are on Board— Big Fighting Ships. Will be Thrown Open for Inspec- tion Texan at Annapolis J . •« - Tb... V- Irtive Service Will T X ■ 330 I 1 1 ■ ■ bM K Summer time and graduation days. How dazed? Stupid! Look at the people in the Yard. Front or back yard? Dunce! See the bell? Go on. They ring it when we bear Army. Doesn ' t it keep you awake nights? Idol worshippers? No; idle worshippers. Who ' s the indian? Cigar ad ? No; our be-nosed totem pole. Oh! Why the bath? It ' s a baptism. Ring, again ? Well I can. a - -ft ttfejjjj H ■ 2 333 - • " —•■ — kits feiS I just thought ot something funny. Besides your face? Yeh; look at the March in June. People get a big kick watching them, though. Indeed? No; in watching. 334 Don ' t you get a thrill out of parades? Sure, if I ' m far enough out of ' em. What ' s the femme doing? Presenting the colors. Before all those men? Silly! These won ' t rub off. Well! 335 M ' " ' .ft Bread liner Yes; a well bred line. Punster! Big day this last one. Yeh? Sure, you ' re a man among men then. Truly? And after that you ' re a man among women. Well vou know the gag about uniforms. 336 Salvation Army parade, I guess. I don ' t see the bass drum or the trombone quartet. Must be Midshipmen then. Some one told vou, then ! No. Graduation exercises, you know. Well, I had one once. Where? On a flask at a chemistry P- vork. You are impossible. 337 Oh lookit! A snake dance. Well? Yeh, and lookit! A big crowd! Somebody open a box and find there was soap in it? No, nor did they find oil on Farragut field and add it to the Amount A variables. First cross word puzzle solved by a Midshipman? No, Ronald; there ain ' t no more Plebes. Tell me some more. It was June Week, and the band was broke. Had thev all dragged? No. A poker game? No. Just paid for their instruments? No; they were broke out to see us depart. Trite. 339 Getting oft on the cruise is like stepping off a precipice. Losing a high viewpoint ? No; it ' s so different. But the men look contented. Yes; their backs always do. They ' re back is different. Well, yes! .?40 . t. M. lliriir. W. E. G. Erskine, C. E. Coney. W. E. Cheadle, F. S. Crosley, J. D. Maloney, W. G. Greenman, D. B. Wainright, Jr., W. C. Bo((o " m " ?L— M J. Connolly, S. F. Heim. R. C. Giffen, D. W. Bagley (Executive Officer), H. E. Cook (Commandant of Midshipmen), C. C. Slayton (Senior Watch Officer), F. A. L. Vossler, C. W, Magruder, Percy Bnggs. EXECUTIVE THE duties of the Executive Department consist of the enforcement of discipline in, the execution of the routine of, and the supervision of various activities in the daily lite of the Regiment of Midshipmen. In the development of naval character and officer-like qualities the responsibilities of this department do not cease with the maintenance at all times of the requisite standard of discipline. By the power of example, naval character involving strict integrity and a proper sense of duty is developed. To lead, one must first be taught to follow. The commissioned officers of the Executive Department and the midshipmen under their supervision and guidance practice the principles of leadership taught by the Depart- ment of Seamanship. Obedience is an inherent trait when accompanied by understanding. Each graduating class leaves its mark at the Academy and on the succeeding classes. The sense of duty, responsibility and naval character carried into the service must be devel- oped here at the Academy before graduation. The transforma- tion from midshipman to ensign is merely one of change of uniform and increase of authority. It cannot involve a sud- den change of character and ideals. s %mJ- 342 %Jk A A AAA f " fP 5 rf • BSTrf T •« - — ? St ' j • $. . | _..- J 1 ' ' -Li , J, ? m hot i l L.M m i • • f wl 1 ' .ffe r 1 9l m M 1 1 ■ V far J3 V ' fin n 1 o Top ?«» ' — E. T. Short, H. Hoogewerff, V. C. Barringer, A. C. Kidd, E. H. von Heimburg, L. T. Thebaud, A. B. Anderson. Middle Row — P. K. Fischler, L. W. Busbey, W. W. Warlick, J. J. Hughes, P. C. Ransom, T. 0. Kirby. Seated — R.S. Field, P. Seymour, W. E. Clarke, H. A. Baldridge (Head of Department), H. A. Jones, H. S. HaisHp, R. G. Booth. SEAMANSHIP OUR naval forbears learned their first seamanship on blue waters in the bitter school of experience and oftentimes in battle. Within these walls today, we see everywhere around us constant reminders which bear silent witness of the efficacy of that School. Throughout the years, the Mission has remained the same — proficiency in Ship Handling; and this Mission remains the same whether the ship be upon the sea, below the sea, or above the sea. In the mastery of both a subject and self the power of exam- ple is the strongest influence known. Tradition serves to furnish the examples from which we may learn how those who preceded us made their Great Decisions when face to face with them. May we not also look to the past as well as to the future? True vision looks in both directions. May we not ask ourselves, " What would Farragut do? " even as Dewey did on the eve of Manila Bay? Can any of us, officer or midshipman, go far astray if guided by such inspirations? 343 Top Row — O. R. Bennehoff, J. Pr.inis, E. D. Kern, J. L. Hollowav, E. R. Hill, E. E. Herrmann. Second Row — H. R. Herbst, E. B. Nixon, Homer L. Grosskopf, S. Cook, B. P. Vosbury, D. W. Loomis, H. W. Need, J. J. Patterson, 3d. Seated — J. B. Rutter, C. S. McWhorter, W. S. Anderson (Head of Department), S. C. Clement, H. O. Roesch. " TTE hath no power that hath not power to use. " 1 A The Department of Ordnance and Gunnery has as its special mission to impart to the Midshipmen a knowledge of arms and armament, and by exercises to develop in the Midshipmen practical ability in the use of naval armament. This Department aims to provide the Midshipmen with a fundamental knowledge of ordnance and fire control equip- ment, including some theoretical knowledge of them and of the principles of modern gunnery. It aims to provide usable knowledge, to develop by actual drill and exercise that practical ability which will make its possessor capable of interesting, instructing, and leading others toward gunnery efficiency. The Department of Ordnance and Gunnery holds as its ideal to assist in the development of junior officers who will have that fundamental training upon which future service may solidly build, and who will be inspired by that vital interest and loyalty which upon this foundation will produce the efficient naval officer. " Victory is a thing of the will. " 344 A X A AWAW W •f : - f f : • — J. Standing— W. E.Mackay, .1. W. Whitfield, R. K. Carney, R. H, Maurv, S. K. Hall, K. G. H:ms m, K. Fl.. .l-.I..n -s M Deans R C Uexande W. G. Ludlow, R. P. Whitemarsh. Salted — B. V. Meade, C. J. Moore, Benjamin Dutton, W. .1, Giles (Head of Department), L. B. Anderson, H. J. Shields, P. V. H. Weems. 7 AVigATI0?i HAVING in mind the broad mission of the Naval Acad- emy, the Department of Navigation has taken as its immediate mission: To so instruct midshipmen that upon graduation they will have absorbed the necessary theory of the art of navigation and have had the maximum practical drill in the application ot that art. Junior officers afloat must rely as a whole upon their individual efforts to continue this practice of navigation. With regard to the scope of the work of this department in carrying out its academic mission, it is believed that the naval service requires graduates of the Naval Academy to be: (1) Well-grounded in theory with sufficient practical drill in the art of navigation to ensure familiarity with the best methods and accuracy in getting results. (2) Ready to assume the duties of navigator, if need be, with due regard to the fact that no person can be a good practical navigator until he has experienced the responsibili- ties of such dutv under service conditions afloat. 345 Seated — C. Covocle Davis, L. C. Davis, R. C. Needham, H. G. S.Wallace (Head of Department), T.W. Johnson, F. van Valkenburgh, H. W, Underwood. Second Row— J. I. Hale, G. C. Manning, W. J. Forrestel, W. A. S. Macklin, R. C. Smith, Jr., R. N. S. Baker, T. N. Vinson, G. B. Ashe, Lou Pursell. Third Ron — K. R. R. Wallace. H. F. Elv, G. W. Johnson, S. Gambrill, E. F. McCartin, W. Webb. J. D. Wilson, G. Beneze. J. E. Berger. Bock Row — T. L. Schumacher, W. E. Fan-ell, A. W. Tomlinson. B. O. Wells, W. S. B. Claude (deceased), A. D. Brown, J. M. Berline, C. P. Bolgiano. MARINE £NGINEET(INg JLND l AVAL CONSTRUCTION BEFORE the stiffness is gone from his first jumper of un- bleached muslin, or the lofty upper classmen have re- turned to dim the star of his glory, the newly entered " Plebe " makes acquaintance with the " Steam " Department. For four long years he wrestles in turn with engineering drawing, mechanical processes, boilers, mechanisms, reciprocating engines, auxiliary machinery, thermodynamics, turbines, internal combustion engines, and naval construction. Each winter has included many weeks of shop drills — bench work, machine tools, forging, welding, molding and the like. Each summer cruise has brought its quota of engineering experience. All this he must pass through before the coveted diploma can be his. To what end? Engineering is, in a broad sense, the groundwork of the naval profession. Properly to direct and keep efficient the vastly complicated machinery of today, whether in the gun turret or the engine room, the torpedo or the airplane, re- quires engineering knowledge. To impart that knowledge, on which may later be superposed the skill that only experience can give, is the aim of this department. 346 H K-tt Top Row — R. C. Lamb, J. B. Scarborough, .T. Tyler, L. M. Kells, E. S. Mayer, M. A. Eason, W. J. King. Second Rou — H. E. Jenks, G. R. Clements, L. T. Wilson, A. Dillingham, W. A. Conrad, W. A. Shenton, James N. Galloway. Sealed — H. M. Robert, Jr., Paul Capron, H. L. Rice, A. J. Chantry, Jr., (Head of Department), Charles Leiper, J. A. Bul ' lard, J. B. Eppes. MATHEMATICS IN keeping with the general mission of the Naval Academy, the Department of Mathematics aims to impart such a knowledge and facility in mathematics as will serve as a useful art, rather than a cultural science. In no sense does it aim to create mathematicians. It does attempt, however, thoroughly to instruct midshipmen in those branches of mathematics that are essential to the subjects encountered later in other Departments and in their work as officers. Nor is sight lost of the larger aspect of mental training and discipline. In this field constant effort is directed toward the development of habits of thought which are analytical, precise, logical, and orderly. During the course of study the engineer ' s viewpoint of practicality and usefulness is constantly kept uppermost. Toward the close of the course, there is given a few weeks ' work covering the applications of mathematics to the work of other Departments. By these means it is hoped to develop a sense of familiarity with problems of the future, and to create the necessary " action association " between the theo- retical study and the application in later practice. 347 9 Last Row— J. C. Grav, T. F. C. Walker, W. H. Hartt, .1. R. Allen, S. S. Murray, D. G. Hhvard, G. D. Robinson, L. S. Lewis, L. Henifin. Third Row— A. M. B ' edsoe, D. E. Cummins, R. Dudlev, R. L. Mitten, M. W. Powers, G. M. Holton, F. K. Elder. Second Row — E. W. Thomson, .1. L. Hi I, M. C. Partello, E. B. Rogers, W. E. Clayton, F. Slingluff. S. D. McCaughev, C. R. Crutcher, B. F. Stavid. Seated— W.C. Owen, R. F. Fre.lsen, P. J. Dashiell. G. F. Neal (Head of Department), G. S. Bryan, R. B. Horner, S. Cochran. ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING iND THYSICS " OUR mission is to make the most efficient use of the time allotted the Department in thorough and practical courses of instruction, so that the midshipmen may be best fitted to apply their knowledge in studies in other Depart- ments and in the Service after graduation. No attempt is made to graduate qualified electrical eng- ineers. With the limited time allotted this would be im- possible. We simply make an effort to give the midshipmen a thorough grounding in fundamentals. That our mission is properly taken and is being successfully accomplished is shown by the fact that our graduates are fully able to apply the principles learned here and successfully operate the electrical apparatus found on board ship. r 348 Standing, left to right — Fortna, Lewis, McKay, Merrick, Sturdy, Darden, Pease, Myers, Doty. Seated — McCormick, Westcott, Alden, Krafft, Norris. ENGLISH THE Department of English, not unlike the technical departments, has as its ultimate aim the efficient officer. It exists for training in communications and fostering of ideas. Training in communications, which consists of practice in writing and speaking, extends throughout every course taught by the department, no matter what the subject may be. At the beginning of the Academy course, midshipmen are drilled in the fundamentals of composition, and the hope is that vigorous and correct expression, which at first is for some a conscious effort, will be persisted in until it has become a habit. The fostering of ideas, though not separated from the study of composition, has more particularly to do with that of literature and history. A knowledge of what the great essay- ists and poets have written is a good foundation upon which to build, and the same can be said for an acquaintance with naval history and modern European history, also included in the curriculum. Such study, it is believed, may render a lasting service by awakening a sense of comparative values, by increasing the pleasure gained from reading good litera- ture, and by stimulating thought. 349 Standing — J. M. Purdie, J. A. Ray, H. B. Winchell, O. W. Allen, D. Jordan. H. Bluestone, L. R. Fournon, C. V. Fowler, P. A. Lajoye. Seated — -Hyme Loss, W. E. Olivet, W. L. Friedell, .1. T. Bowers (Head of Department), A. Fernandez, M. A. Colton, M. Yar-eariello. MODERN LANGUAGES IE Dl PARIS EXPERIENCE teaches us that it is human nature to impose on ignorance. If we hear of some alleged phenom- enon which is outside the limits of our own knowledge and experience, we cannot help but receive it with more or less skepticism. An important part of the business of a naval officer is to keep in touch with what is being done in foreign naval ser- vices. If there is no need for you to know any foreign language, there is no need for any of our officers to know one. If none of our officers knew any foreign languages, we would be de- pendent for our knowledge of foreign naval progress upon what some outsider might be pleased to translate for us. It might be disinterestedly correct, and it might not be so; we could not know with certainty. Don ' t " Let George do it. " No man can know everything, ot course. But every man can do his best to add daily to his store of knowledge. " Good enough " is always indifferent. Only one ' s best can be offered with full satisfaction. Play the game, and play it hard — until the last whistle. jK " W !UAA 3 SO Standing — Richison, O ' Connell, Mott, Miss Smith, Flotte, Terrell, Crowder. Sittinu — Ralph, Brown, Holeman, Bell (Head of Department), Riddick, Mull, Kalen, HYgiSNS ASIDE from the Department of Hygiene, which is Aca- l. demic in its identifications, the Medical Corps of the Navy touches the midshipman body at three points, viz.: Sick Quarters, Dental Quarters and through the person of the Gymnasium Medical Officer with his assistants and ac- commodations, the latter of which is colloquially known as " Misery Hall. " All of these divisions of activity and pro- visions for the care of midshipmen who suffer illness or injury and for the preservation of the health of the regiment express infinitely more than an impersonal foresight. Although it may not be realized, the personnel which animates these divisions of medical activity, from the Medical Officer of the Academy down, feels a human and friendly interest in each midship- man coming directly under official notice. It is probable that the most kindly feelings of your class tor the Medical Corps today are centered in what is repre- sented by " Misery Hall " and it may be fairly said that the spirit there found is a good criterion of that which will lie- met in general service, where your doctor is a fellow officer. 351 COMMANDER e BYXO?i McCA?iPL6SS T I%ECTO OF ATHLETICS ?£AVAL ACADEMY .ATHLETIC .ASSOCIATION AS we glance leisurely through " The Mission ot the Naval Academy " as portrayed by Admiral Henry -A B. Wilson, and give ourselves over to introspection, and wonder if we measure up, we cannot fail to be impressed by the great task our Alma Mater undertakes. Perhaps by more than any other, we are impressed by the phrase, " that healthy minds in healthy bodies are necessities for the fulfillment of the individual missions of the graduates. " Few of us can appreciate the great responsibility entrusted to the Department of Physical Training, and to the Navy Athletic Association — but it is their part of the mission to fit us physically so that we may be better able to assume the responsibili- ties which must surely come when we enter the Service as officers. It is their job to build up our physiques to keep pace with our developing minds, to keep us physically fit so that we may take full advantage of our opportunities and become better officers for it. Through our A. A. is has been possible to develop to their present high standard, the most interesting diversion of study-weary midshipmen — athletics. Sixteen sports in which we play intercollegiate schedules have given us an outlet tor our pent-up energy as well as an opportunity to represent Navy on the playing field. Many of the most treasured memories of our four years here owe their existent.; to athletics. A mem- orable trip — a particular game — the thrill of a victory over Army, with its subsequent celebration — these and other things have helped to carry us through — have made us " carry on. " As the years pass and we progress in our Service careers it will be with pride that we reopen the ageing pages and thrill again in the joys of an athletic victory. We will live again the greatest moments of our lives through our memories of athletics. We therefore dedicate the following pages to Naval Academy Athletics — to the glorious traditions they foster — to the spirit of the Naval Academy. Bn,l; Ron — Instructors Sazama, Aamold, Graham, Glendon, Wilson, Foster, Lynch. Ortlanc Front Row — Instructors Dougherty, Heinta, Mang, Lieutenant Wessel (Gymnasium Officer), Commander McCandless (Director of Athletics), Dr. Mott (Gymnasium Medical Officer), Instructors Schutz, Taylor, Webb. 1S4 EDMUND " B. TAYLO I I m i •BOB " FOLWELL Coach FOOTBALL IT was late September — the soft summer evenings were permeated with the sharp breezes which herald the ap- proach of autumn — leave was drawing to a close — our thoughts penetrated the veil of the future, and in our minds the scene shifte d to a crowded grandstand; cheering mid- shipmen; a soaring pigskin, the initial kickoff of a new season. Eagerly, we scanned the news sheets — how did we stand this year Back in Annapolis, the team was training — the coaches anticipated a great season. THEN — " Clyde injured, out for season. " " Shewell, regular tackle, resigns from Naval Acad- emy. " " Hutchins ' s illness to keep him out of football. " These and other misfortunes, greeted our eyes as we fol- lowed the team in its early development. We d the luck, but, with customary nonchalance, dismissed the subject, confident that the coaches would whip into shape an eleven which would compare favorably with the Navy teams of the past. But " Dame Fortune " did not smile. The heavy losses by graduation and injury were not all. In mid-season, four regulars and as many first-string substitutes were declared ineligible because of scholastic difficulties; the new men developed slowly; it was truly a disheartening situation. LEXTZ Captain, 1925 ,,.. » , J . " ' , ' . ' - j t i « » « « » •, " ♦ ' . ' » ' • % i 4 i i ■■ ' - ■ . , ■ • " ■ - ' v ' ♦ 556 Six times the team drank deep from the cup of defeat, and it was only the dogged determination and fighting spirit of the men on the squad, which made possible that last supreme effort against the Army, a vain effort — yes, but a fitting tribute to an indomitable spirit. Seven of Navy ' s lineup for the William and Mary game, against whom we opened the season, were playing their first game as regulars. The Indians had a veteran team, and were determined to " Sink the Navy, " and the final score, 14 to 7, shows just how close they came to turning the trick. Through the first quarter, the teams battled evenly, and when the period ended the ball rested on the Virginians ' thirty-seven yard line. On the first play of the second quarter, Flippin raced around left end for nine yards. Wellings made first down twenty-five yards from the goal line. Shapley broke away for a fifteen yard run around right end — first down, goal to make. Three times Shapley and Wellings assaulted the Indians ' line — two yards were left, and it was • fourth down. Then Flippin scored the first touchdown of 1924 on a pass from Shapley, who added the extra point with a place kick. Early in the second half, a long pass placed the ball on Navy ' s two yard line, and in two plays, the score was knotted. Highly elated with the tied score, William and Mary pre- sented a remarkable defense and it seemed that the last point had been made. Late in the closing half, however, Wellings made a wonderful catch of a forward pass on the visitors ' five yard line, from where Shapley scored the winning touchdown. LT. COM ' D ' R SLINGLUFF Representative 3S7 OSBORNE The next week-end brought Marquette, the first midwest- em eleven to meet Navy on the gridiron. For three periods, the teams fought for a score but defense predominated — not a point was made, and during that period the westerners failed to register a single first down. Just after the start of the fourth quarter a brilliant run by Shapley placed the ball within scoring distance, and Wellings made the first score with a beautiful, thirty-five yard drop kick. Within five minutes, however, the entire aspect of the game was changed. A long run by Dilweg after receiving a pass, resulted in a touchdown. A moment later McCormick ran through the entire Navy team for sixty-five yards and another touchdown, and the final points were added when Heimsch scored, following Skemp ' s forty-five yard run to the three yard line. Soon after, the game ended — the score board read Marquette, 21; Navy, 3— a flying finish was the margin of victory. A short week passed— the scene shifted from Farragut, Field to Palmer Stadium at Princeton. The game was near- ing its end — the score board read Navy 14, Princeton 14— the ball rested on Navy ' s ten yard line in Princeton ' s possession — three times the Tiger backs sought to gain through the wall of Blue and three times they were repulsed. Then a slight figure emerged from the gloom surrounding the Princeton bench to take his place in the Tiger backfield. Clearly, the signals were called — the ball came true to Ewing, substitute half-back, standing on the twenty yard line. The Navy linemen charged and when it seemed that the kick must surely be WICKHORST 358 FORSBERG blocked, the ball rose to sail squarely between the posts and over the cross bar for Princeton ' s margin of victory. Before the next play. Ewing left the game, his day ' s work done- he was Princeton ' s man of destiny. The trip to Jungletown was made by the three upper classes, and greatly resembled an Army game pilgrimage. Early reveille, the march to West Street and the subsequent wait to embark, the tiresome ride with its box lunches and darkened ship within the confines of Baltimore, were fitting preliminaries to the game. For an hour or more after reaching the lair of the Tiger we wandered through the streets of the old New Jersey town and the University grounds, and at one-thirty began our march to the stadium. Once again, we thrilled to the tune of " Anchors Aweigh " as we swung around the field in column of companies to halt in front of the Navy stands. The customary cheers were given, and while the Princeton Band, resplendent in bright orange caps, formed t an " N " in front of our stands and played " Anchors Aweigh, " the teams ran through their preliminary practice. Flippin kicked off for Navy, and on the first play Slagle punted to Navy ' s thirty-five yard line. Wellings and Shapley, in twelve plays, carried the ball to Princeton ' s one yard line, from where Allen made the first score of the game. Early in the second period a long punt by Slagle was grounded on Navy ' s five yard line. Chillingsworth ' s punt from behind the goal line was blocked by Drews, and though Chillingsworth recovered the ball, it was outside and the play counted as a touchdown BANKS 359 LEWIS for Princeton. Score: Navy 7, Princeton 7. In five minutes, however, Navy again forged ahead. Slagle fumbled a punt on his own two yard line and Rex Caldwell recovered the ball for Navy. On the third play, Shapley slid over for the touch- down to which he added the extra point. A rejuvenated Princeton team took the field for the third quarter but could not score against the strong Navy defense. In the final period, however, after having once lost the ball on downs in the very shadow of the goal posts, Slagle tossed the ball to Tillson for the tying touchdown. Right after the kick- off, Tillson received another long pass and was off for the goal line, but Neal Banks made a flying tackle and pulled the speeding Tiger down on the ten yard mark. Three plays at the line failed — the scene was set for Ewing — how well he came through has already been told. Seventeen to fourteen was the final result. The Regiment remained at Princeton for dinner as guests of the University, and then started on the long ride back to Crabtown — and consolation. Perhaps the most disappointing performance of the season came on the 25th of October. West Virginia Wesleyan, looked upon as an easy opponent, and scheduled to give Navy noth- ing more than a workout left Crabtown, the proud possessor of a ten to seven victory. Penn State appeared on the horizon as our next opponent. It was to be our biggest home game. With hard work and fight we could win — but again we fell before breaks. In the H. H. CALDWELL 360 i ma TRUSLOW ■ week preceding the game four regulars were declared inelig- ible together with four first string subs — it meant a new lineup would take the field for Navy — and in the Penn State game! But the squad was game — the coaches were game — and in the face of adversity Navy came through with her best game of the season up to that time. For almost three periods, the teams battled evenly — neither could score, and on only two occasions were the opposing elevens able to make threatening gestures. Each uprising, however, failed before the power of the opposing defense. And then, Dame Fortune frowned. Wellings, over-anxious, fumbled a long punt by Gray — the damage was done. Prevost snapped up the loose ball for State, and though the visiting backs could not gain, it was an easy matter for Pre- vost to score a placement goal from the thirty-three yard line — the Nittany Lions led by three points, enough to win. Toward the end of the closing quarter Prevost again had an opportunity to try a placement, and again he made good, but this served only to increase the score — the game had already been decided. In the closing minutes Navy made a dying effort to avert the impending defeat. Hamilton called pass after pass, and worked the ball to State ' s thirty-four yard line, but two tries at the line which netted a bare two yards used the re- maining time, the final whistle found Navy thirty-two yards from the last chalkmark — beaten. Just four weeks remained before the Army game — all efforts were concentrated toward but one end — a victory over the Kaydets, the one remaining thing which could brighten EDDY 361 CLYDE Navy ' s football sky- Each night a long practice session left its mark and a week later we watched a much improved team take the measure of Vermont by an overwhelming score. Forward passes, end runs, line plunges, off-tackle plays — all these were combined to roll up the season ' s record score. H. H. Caldwell, Albertson, and Hamilton ran wild, the first two scoring three touchdowns each, while Hamilton crashed over for two in addition to making good five of his eight tries for extra points, making a grand total of fifty-three. On just two occasions was Vermont in position to score — in the last period Conwav recovered a fumble on his own three yard line and started down the side line on a dash which was destined to end in a touch-down. But Caldwell smashed the network of interference which had formed around him, and Stolz made a flving tackle to pull the speeding visitor down on the ten yard line. Here Vermont attempted a pass but it was grounded over the goal line, and the ball went to Navy. A few minutes later an alert Vermont back intercepted a pass and the visitors had another chance, but could not make good. They never threatened again. Even a driving snowstorm could not keep the Regiment away from the Bucknell game — we had tasted blood, and in the last game before the final struggle we were out to show the gang that we were with them. It was unfortunate that such miserable weather conditions prevailed — frequent fumbles marked the play of both teams — open play was impossible — the game resolved into a con test of strength, each team holding the other until a break zrrsER 362 HAMILTON made the opening for a score. And in the final quarter the break came. Bill Blaisdell, who performed at West Point before entering Bucknell, received a punt on his own thirty- five yard line and by a beautiful bit of running and dodging, he eluded the entire blue team to score a touchdown and — to win the game. And yet Navy was not without her opportunities. A blocked punt which Taylor recovered on the four yard mark gave us our greatest chance, but when the Navy backs had plunged through the Orange line for the fourth time, the ball rested six inches from the goal line. A beautiful punt by Goodwin and Navy ' s last effort was repulsed. In the final minutes a series of desperate passes worked the ball to the ten yard line, but again Goodwin saved the day for Bucknell by smearing a pass on fourth down. Soon after the game ended — six to swabo was the final verdict. And now the final drive started. " Bob " and his assistants took care of the team. Night after night long hard workouts under the glare of a great bank of lights were the rule, and day by day the team improved, to reach its greatest heights on the twenty-ninth. Mass meetings, and spirit talks, put the Regiment in the proper frame of mind, and as the day of the game approached we thought of nothing but beating Army. We were backed to the wall — face to face with reality; nothing short of a victory could make the season a success. I THE COACHES Ensign Bolles, Ensign Parr, Head Coach Folwell, Lieutenant (jg) Perry, Lieutenant (ig) Welchel, Ensign Barchel 363 ;£ !t..j M-.t- « t i f A rr: " . wv f " " " A " SQUAD Top Row— Loeser, Powell. E. C, Caldwell, H. H.. Dozier, Osborne, Hoerner, Olsen, Duborg, Maloney, Mav, Price, Wickhorst. Second Row — Lieut. Commander SUnglufT, Representative; Albertson, Powell, M. A., WilHamson, Truslow, Kirk, Paige, Eddy, Bernstein, Rounds, Fors- berg, Cross, Querey, Dow, Born. Third Row — " Bob Folwell, Head Qoach; Chillingswortb, Caldwell, R, S., Bernet, Admiral Wilson, Superintendent; Tayor, Captain 1924; Shapley, Zuber, Lentz, Captain 1925; Stolz, Stryker, Manager. Bottom Row — Condxa, Banks. Flippin, Johnson, Lewis, Wellings, Hirst, Hubert-Jones. As it happened, our best was not good enough — and though we look back to the season of 1924 with a feeling of disappointment, we can at least say, the team gave its all for Navy — they p, ' ayed the game to the bitter end. if fkf f ' % -ft § ■■■■ ■• 9 " B " SQUAD Top Row, Left to Right — Stillman, King, Cash, Pederson, Pine, Loos, McGinnis. Second Row — Woeiel, Smith, Pratt, Zondorak, Koonce, Scoles, Price, Margraff. Third Row — Murphy, Wright, Cecil, Dortch, Harris, Vreeland, Butler, Drew, Gleim, Schleif, Clendening. Fourth Row — Hetter, Pierce, Webster, Sullivan, Hobbs (captain), Brockman, Johnson, Crimes, Littig, Dougherty (coach). Fifth Row — Hinds (manager), Silard, Burchett, Carson, Creighton, Lucier, Hull, Rounds, Goudge. ( 364 til 3 the • M 1 tfj T AL£ HATi 3ASE3ALL SEASON I 9 2. 4 ' " BASEBALL FEXXO, s UCCESS is generally measured by the degree of attainment ot the goal sought. Mr. Webster defines this seven-letter word as " favorable termina- tion of anything attempted. " Whichever we take as our yardstick, the 1924 baseball season measures up as an unqualified and howling success, for in games played, the credit column showed a considerable margin over the debit, and that run-fest on the 31st of May, with the Kaydet nine as nonplussed spectators, certainly was a favorable termination to a season reeking with thrills. It was " Chief " Bender ' s first year as head coach, and he instilled into our diamond-artists a system of baseball that induced them to use more than gloves and bats in playing the game. With the able assistance of Ensign Milner he had, by the middle of the season, whipped into shape a nine that played as ' snappy a game of baseball as any college combination we have ever seen. Captain Harris played either in the field or behind the £ at. It made no differ- ence which, he was as good at one position as at the other, and was, moreover, a consistent hitter. Injuries kept him out for a part of the season, but he was back for the grand finale, to chalk up a run against our Hudson friends. During Dale ' s absence Haerlin filled the backstop position in a very creditable manner, but his weakness was an inherent difficulty in making contact between wood and horsehide. The pitching staff, composed of Petersen, Heisser, and Dyer, was a varied combination, and all of them managed to project the spheroid over the plate at the psychological point, especially in the culminating fracas of the year. Waid and Ellis alternated at the initial sack, and although both held it down in fine shape, Ellis gave the spectators many nervous moments with his habit of sus- pending his foot about six inches above the bag until the runner was almost there. Ira McKee and Forsberg guarded second base in a gratifying manner, and with " Jock " Cooper at shortstop scooping up everything that came in his general direction, formed a steady and reliable center for the infield. " CHIEF " BENDER, .., I Coach 366 Steve Barchet at third was a winning bet, and it took a hot one on an unsteady course to get by his outstretched mitt. In the outfield Fenno. Leslie, and Ward appeared to be the strongest combina- tion. Fenno, our 1925 captain, got anything that came within the range of possi- bility, and all three men were handy with the stick. Although inside batting practice got underway in February, outside practice was impossible for a long time, due to adverse weather conditions. " Jiipe " Pluvius caused out first scheduled game, with Bowdoin College, to be called ofF, and a belated snowstorm three days later cancelled our game with Amherst. Uncle Henry pitched the first ball of the season on April 5th. The game was a loosely played afFair, with Peterson pitching good ball, but receiving poor support. The University of Vermont, on the other hand, showed much better form, and loped off on the long end of an 8-4 score. The next game, with Georgetown U., was a Navy victory by a 4-3 score, but lack of practice was still prominently evident, wild heaves and poor fielding characterizing the pla of both teams. On April 12th, N. Y. U. came down with a team that showed some real base- ball, and took Navy in tow to the tune of 7-2. In the Harvard game, Navy seemed to have at last hit her stride. Dyer allowed only five scattered hits, while we were collecting ten of the much beloved bingles, and chalking up a score of 4-2 against the New Englanders. The work of the infield was gratifying to behold, and we began to realize that " Chief " Bender was harboring a nine that was capable of some positive actio n in the line of mule- skinning. The following Wednesday Navy crossed bats with Penn State, and with Heisser on the mound it proved to be the outstanding game of the season. No run, one-hit games in college baseball don ' t run around loose like influenza bacilli, but that ' s exactly what " Art " handed to State. And their solitary bingle wasn ' t garnered until the eighth inning. It was truly a wonderful game to watch. Penn State ' s pitcher was a star performer himself, but received only mediocre support in the field, and Navy captured the set-to by a 1-0 score. Heisser ' s performance MACDONALD, Maiwg DVKH 367 Top row, left to right — Cooper, Brian (Assistant Manager), Long, Fenno (Captain 1925), Headden, Ellis, Wellings, Newton, Ivey. Second row — Dyer, Karpe, .Stelter, Haerlin, Wilkinson, Forsberg, Heisser, Ward, McKee, MacDonald (Manager). Third row — Milner (Assistant Coaeh), Waid, Peterson, Harris (Captain 1924), Barchet, Leslie, " Chief " Bender (Head Coach). assured him the mound duty in the Army tilt — and the reliance proved to be well-placed, as the Kaydet batters can attest. The highest score of the year was made in the game with West Virginia University. The Southerners took a two-run lead in the first frame, but were blanked in the next seven. Navy made five runs in the third canto, six in the fifth, and three in the seventh, the final score being 14-2. Jock Cooper had a perfect day at the bat, collecting three hits in as many trips to the plate. , The Johns Hopkins game was a weird slugging affair which Navy won 13-9. In the following fracas, how- ever, Navy seemed to have an off-day. The fielding was loose and ragged, and Washington and Lee captured the tilt by a 7-2 score. With Petersen and Haerlin as battery for Navy, Pittsburgh was scalped 7-1. Wally allowed only three scattered hits throughout the game, and Mike Fenno swung the stick in amazing fashion, gleaning four hits in four trips to the plate. In the same cyclonic fashion Swarthmore and West Virginia Wesleyan were dis- posed of as the season neared its close. The game immediately preceding the Army-Navy game was the annual joust with Pennsylvania on Franklin Field. In the middle of the eighth inning, with the score tied at two all, the game was called on ac- count of rain. Incidentally, this was the nearest Navy ever came to a baseball victory on Franklin Field. A fitting climax to a season replete with accomplish- ments was the Army-Navy game on May 3 1st, in which the greylegs drained the dregs from the cup of defeat to the sweet music of 5-3. To pick out the outstanding performances of the year is much like pointing out a peak in the Himalayas, but were we to be asked to do such a thing, we would say that they were Heisser ' s pitching in the Penn State game, and Fenno ' s circuit clout in the Army game. But to that we would be forced to add: " Every man, from coach to bat-boy, played real ball. " Our congratulations to " Chief " Bender and his Navy team. " ELLIS 36S 1 ELLIOTT W SHANKLI? [ C EW SEASON 192.4 i SCHIEKE, Captain, 1925 ,UDEWIG, Manager C%EW CREW — the oldest form of competition known to man. The developer of manhood, of team- work, of character, and of a will to win. The sport whose traditions have come down from the dim ages; from those dauntless adventurers of the Viking land, from the galley-men of long ago, and from the sturdy fisher-folk of the American shores. Many years and many spirits are in those long, lithe shells that sweep, ghostlike, across the water near the close of a calm spring day. Navy Crews have ever been the personification of strength, character, and teamwork, and the squad that assembled in the cramped quarters of Mc- Donough Hall in midwinter, in answer to the call of Coach Glendon, was no exception to its predecessors. Six men from the 1923 aggregation, and the cham- pionship Plebe Crew of the year before, all fit and ready for the long training season, seemed to augur well for a successful year. Many were the standards to be upheld by this crew, and the pictures and records of bygone eights, hanging in the lobby of the gymnasium, served as a spur and a reminder during the long grind on the machines, which lasted through the winter months. The early spring enabled " young Dick " to get his proteges on the water long before most of us had shaken off Dame Winter ' s icy hand. Soon the first eight, the culmination of all efforts, assumed a tenta- tive form. With Captain Shanklin at stroke, the five veterans of Lucy Bolles ' regime, and two of the champion ' 26 Crew behind him, the Navy crew banner seemed destined to carry on to victory. At this point, however, Madame Misfortune sat in the game. Shanklin was out with an injured wrist while Chillingsworth and King fell victims to the aca- demics. But soon another eight, with " Tinkle " Bell at stroke, was showing the way to the seconds, and the Plebes, as the time approached for our first race. M. I. T., was our first opponent. The Navy seconds opened the fireworks with the Tech crew of the same status. The visitors took the lead at the start, and did their best to retain the advan- tage, but at the half way mark were over-hauled by the blue oarsmen. Hitting a 34 stroke, the biue-clad crew slowly drew away and crossed the finish line, a winner by three lengths. In the main event, the Navy Crew jumped away to a lead of a 370 GLENDON, Coach ( GWINN,Ctuww " J 1 D. T. EDDY W. ». EDDY quarter of a length and maintained this until within a half-mile of the finish: When Tech tried a final desperate spurt, Navy ' s stroke was raised to 38, and she pulled over the line a winner by two and a half lengths. With new confidence, the men went back to their practices with the determination to take the measure of the next foe, the Orange and Black blades of Old Nassau on May 3rd. Three Princeton Crews arrived in Annapolis nearly a week before the race and began priming for the tussle. This preparation was all for naught, however, as the weather man refused to bless the day of the race with anything but rough and choppy waters. The races, therefore, had to be called off after numerous postponements. So Navy was forced to bide her time until May 31st at the American Henley, when she defeated Princeton in two races, only to fall victim to Pennsylvania. The next week brought Syracuse, coached by Jim TenEyck. Like Princeton, the Syracuse navy arrived a week early in order to become acclimated, and to learn the tricks of the course. On the day of the race, the Plebe Crew lined up against the Syracuse Freshmen on a course as smooth as glass. Like arrows from the hunter ' s bow the two octettes left the starting mark. Syracuse was seen to be striking a faster pace than the Plebes and at the " Red House " had a slight margin over them. At this point the Plebe stroke was carried up, and they drew away rapidly to win by six lengths in 11:29 1-5 over the two-mile course. By the starting time of the junior race a heavy head wind had sprung up which made the course rough and choppy. The seconds had little trouble though, wit h their Orange rivals, and the finish saw them victors by a length and a half, and going away. The senior crews soon hove into sight paddling up the course toward thestartingline. Both eights were offto a beautiful racing start and for the first half mile sped neck and neck. The long powerful stroke of the Navy crew here showed its superiority and with " Shorty " Gwinn shouting words of encouragement the blue shell slowly crept away from its rival. A blue Very rocket informed the spectators that the Navy was leading at the halfway mark, but few dreamed that it was by such a margin as was apparent when the octettes neared the finish line. Navy pull- ed up a winner by five and one-half lengths in 12:04 1-5. Now was to come the real test of strength; the American Henley at Philadelphia on May 31st. The crews arrived at Philly on May 29th and staged two practice spins on the 30th, after which all hands 371 BELL ZUBER FIRST NAVY SQUAD Bach Row— Compton, P. D., DeWolf, R. R., Sylvester, J., Lambert, R. B., Powell, M. A., Elliott, E. W., Lee, F., Petleraon, 0„ Ludewig, J. W. (Mgr.l Front Row— Bell, H. B., Jr., Watson, P. W., Schieke, H. E. (Captain 1925), Shanklin, E. W. (Captain 1924), Hayter, Eddy, W. C„ Whelan, T. M., Zuber, A. Coxswains, Sugnet, Gwinn, L. A. expressed themselves as satisfied with the course. By the time of the race, though, an up-river wind sprang up which caused a bit of nature, in the form of an island, to enter into the list of deciding factors. All three Navy crews had drawn courses to windward of the island, which was a decided disad- vantage. It was not a surprise, therefore, when in all but one case the crews having the leeward course came in ahead. In the first race the Plebes got off to a fair start, and maintained a slight lead to the tip of the island. Here the treacherous wind thwarted their efforts, and Princeton, on the leeward course, pulled over the line a winner. The second crew, off to a poor start, never acquired the lead, and was forced to bow in defeat before Penn ' s juniors. In the big race, Navy jumped off to a pretty start and took the lead. Pennsylvania, however, was deter- mined to cover herself with more glory, and Stroke Irmiger ' s crew slowly crept up. " Shorty " Gwinn here urged his cohorts to greater exertions, and a Navy spurt followed, but Penn met this with a spurt of her own, and drew away to win by two lengths. Columbia was a close third with Syracuse trailing her. It was a grim and determined aggregation that returned to Crabtown in the midst of the June Week festivities. They were determined at all costs to avenge their defeat by Penn and to show the racing world that they were capable of carrying the Ameri- can colors in the Olympic games. With never a let-up in their training the squad went back to their sweeps. Every day an impromptu race was staged with the officers ' crew which was made up for the most part by the 1921 Olympic victors and the record- breaking 1922 octette. Coach Glendon made a radical change in the first boat at this point and the crew that competed for Olympic honors was seated as follows: Schieke, Born, W. C. Eddy, D. T. Eddy, Olsen, Sylvester, Watson, Bell, and Gwinn, Coxswain. On June 13th th e first heat of the tryouts was staged. The Navy first and second crews were pitted BORN WATSON 372 I. H, wind ictors. disad- course to the rourse, »l was Afc PLEBE SQUAD Boot fioa— ftmav C.L., King, T. C., Duborg, C. H., Stukey, W. T., Loos, R. B., Cooper, C. S„ Paige, H. R., Specht, W. C , Ludewis J W CMer 1 Front Row— Lmdell, E. p., O sen, 0., Keys, W. D., Born, A. S., Eddy, D. T„ Hoerner, H.L., Gliem, F.. jr., Rigby J V bealed m front — Hines, .Seabrine. against the Undine Barge Club and Yale. In the second heat the Navy officers had Penn, M. I. T., and the New York Athletic Club as foemen. In the pouring rain the first four crews lined up for the start. Yale and the Navy were off to a beautiful start and raced neck and neck down the course. When the time for the spurt came, though, Yale had a little more stamina left than the wearers of the blue and gold and managed to nose out the Navy shell by a half length. To win this race the sons of Old Eh were obliged to break the course record and as the first two crews to finish qualified for the finals, Navy was to have a second chance to take Coach Leader ' s eight into camp. The second heat was a walkaway for the Navy officers who left Penn a bad second and broke the course record established by Yale in the previous race. The next day the feature race got under way at about seven o ' clock. Yale jumped into the lead at the start with the Navy officers and the Navy right on her heels. These three crews tearing madly down the course with only inches separating them was enough to give the most hardened old timer the thrill of his life. At the head of Peter ' s island all three eights started a sprint which was not stopped until the finish line had been crossed. Yale and the Navy officers seemed to derive a little more speed from their efforts and gained a slight advantage over the Navy. It was now seen that the race was to become a two shell affair with the grads stroked by the burly Frawley trying to overcome Yale ' s slight margin. By superhuman efforts the officers raised their stroke to 40, but Leader ' s men managed to stave off their bid, and crossed the finish line a bare half length to the good, with the Navy a length be- hind the officers and Penn a bad fourth. To accom- plish this herculean task of defeating two Navy crews, Yale was forced to break the world ' s record by 11 3-5 seconds. Thus ended what was probably the most colorful and closely contested regatta ever seen in the United States. Navy, though forced to KING CLEXTON - " % . ST.) 173 VARSITY " 8 " Left to Right— Bell, H. B. (Stroke), Watson, P. W. (7), Sylvester, J. (6), Sehieke, H. E. (5), Hayter (4), Eddy, W. C. (3), Whelan, T. M. (2). Zuber, A. (Bow), Gwinrj, L. A., Cox. bow in defeat before two of the greatest crews ever developed in the history of shell racing, proved herself worthy representatives of the Naval Academy and upholders of its fine old traditions of game- ness and pluck. And some consolation was gained by the decisive defeat administered to Penn who had taken our measure in the Henley. In victory and in defeat, the Navy oarsmen of 1924 showed themselves to be lion-hearted men; men who knew how to accept the sting of defeat with the same good grace that they wore the laurels of victory- Captain-elect Sehieke had the honor of being the only man to go through the whole season without being removed from the first boat. Thus, while 1924 was not the most successful season we have experienced, it was not a failure. While victory is one measure of success, it is not the only one. That stoutness of heart that forces a man to carry on in the face of all difficulties, and which is so essential to the makeup of a good naval officer, was certainly inculcated in every member ot the 1924 crew. True sportsmanship was a characteristic displayed by every wearer of the Blue and Gold, and hard work was their fetish. So here ' s how to the ' 24 crew, and may the world and the Navy be bene- fitted by their example! HAYTER SYLVESTER LAMBERT 37+ THOMAS A. HUCKIT S T ACK SEASON J 9M lUHr CAPTAIN-ET.ECT HAMM " NI MANAGER KING A BRIEF review of the 1924 season makes one ask, " What was the matter with our track team ? " That was the question which was the topic of all discussions concerning the second oldest intercollegiate sport at the Naval Academy. Of a certainty, our team failed to show championship calibre, but Navy ' s outfit was one of the " fighting- est, " gamest track teams that ever wore the blue and gold. Handicapped by unforeseen difficulties and poor weather, our runners and field men were necessarily slowed down in their early development. Numerous experiments to improve the cinder path hindered the runners, difficulties in finding a suitable place for weight events prevented our discus men and shot- putters from getting into form, and the dangerous straightaway to our jumping pit proved a serious drawback to the broadjumpers so that a material review of early season form cannot be taken as a criterion of the team ' s true ability. However, the boys worked as only Coach Mang can make a team work, pointed for Army, and when the Army meet rolled around, gave the Greylegs the closest race they ever had. On February 21 we entered the Annual Indoor Carnival at Georgetown. Barker sprang a big sur- prise on the wise ones by romping off with first in the novice 600. The mile relay team was a close second to Princeton ' s relay team in remarkably fast time. The two mile team here opened its season with a decisive victory. The mile relay team piled up a big victory over New York University — each man adding fifteen yards to the velvet and the Plebes won in a walkaway. The first outdoor meet of the year, the season ' s opener, was a triangular affair with Syracuse and Virginia as the other corners. The schedule had this meet during Easter Leave and as a result only a few of the unfortunates were present, but regardless of the gallery, the gang showed a typical scrapping Navy team, well worthy of its colors and capable of acquitting itself creditably in any gathering. Syracuse, showing a well-balanced team, with Bow- man, the Olympic sprinter as the leading light, managed to squeeze out a close first with Virginia a rather poor third. There was only one record broken when Leggett ' s masterful heave landed 181 feet 9 inches from the line but all times were fast and all races close — witness Summers and Bowman ' s race COACH MANG ASST. MANAGER HOWARD 376 1I0WATT l m I.EMAN in the century which Bowman won by two inches. Captain Huckins garnered 12 points to Bowman ' s 15 for high scorer of the afternoon. The final score read 63 to 55 to Tiy 2 . Then on April 25 and 26 came the Penn Relays and third place in the pentathlon proved to be Navy ' s lone score. Though a number of men were entered in the various events, Leggett, of javelin fame, was the lone wearer of the blue and gold to break into the score sheets. His performance was remark- able, to say the least, as the Friday before was the first time he had been entered in the event. The meet will long be remembered as one of the most spectacu- lar ever held. Eight records were smashed, one being a world mark, one an American, and the remainder carnival records. May 10 saw the Nittany Lion send Navy down to her second defeat of the season by a score of 75 2-3 to 50 1-3. Moore, of Penn State, had to step high, wide and handsome to defeat Huckins in the very good time of 15.4 seconds, surpassing the Naval Academy record. The feature of the meet was the high jump, in which Opie covered himself with glory by taking first with a beautiful leap of five feet and eleven inches. This eclipsed by one inch the former Academy record held by Pullen, ' 22. Our skipper again shone by making 14 of Navy ' s points — the high individual scorer of the meet. He took second in both the 120 high and 220 low hurdles, won the pole vault, and placed second in the running broad jump. The following week we began to show our first real class by handily defeating Johns Hopkins and Pittsburgh. The afternoon ' s sport was inopportunely broken up by showers but even this failed to dampen the ardor of the spectators. However, regardless of the rain, our track and field athletes certainly re- deemed themselves. We are not averse to having a team making a mediocre start for the season, when they are capable of a comeback like that. We amassed most of our points in the track events but also obtained our full share in the field contests and weights. Leggett took first in the discus — breaking another Academy record by more than two feet. The mile run was one of the most thrilling events a track can afford. Tyree set a heart-breaking pace the first lap, which proved too much for Booth, Hopkins ' star Olympic man. Shepherd tore up the track in fine style the last round — took the lead on the home stretch and held it to the worsted. Captain Huckins, true to form, helped our score by 12 1-3 points by winning both hurdles, placing third in the broad jump, and being among those present in a STRYKER CARNEY 377 Top Run:, left to right — Snedeker. Carrington, Hammond, (Captain 19 5), Wlllianis. Ragsdale, Thomas, Hedding, Day, Dunlop, Wright, Tammany Rutledge. Second Row — Howard (Asst. Manager), Taff, Hill, Mason, Sentman, Stickney, Leggett, Stryker, Levinsky, Culbert, Robillard, Adair, Opie. Third Rou — Baldwin, Shapley, Tobelman, Carpenter, Summers, McLean, Huekins, (Captain 1924), Bennett, Leman, Mowatt, Marshall, King, (Manager), Mang, (Head Coaeh). Front Row — Brown, Tyree, Greenfell, Sullivan, Shepherd, Wight, Reich, Lyons, Spiller, I Asst. Manager). triple tie tor second in the pole vault. The meet was ours by the safe margin of 64 2 points to Pitt ' s 32} and Hopkins ' 29. The last week before the Army meet saw Navy go down to the most decisive defeat she has experienced at this sport in years. Georgetown came down with the intention of avenging her one point defeat in ' 23 — and how well she succeeded is now history. The sole first the Washingtonians allowed us was the discus where Leggett easily heaved the plate beyond the other con- testants. Hammond descended deeper into his slump and failed to place in the quarter and the best Huckins could show was a third in the low hurdles. Leggett was way off form in the javelin — breaking his record of firsts for the season by garnering one point only. Georgetown, with four star 440 men, stepped the mile relay in fast time and won after a spirited brush. Although the score does not seem to indicate it, Navy forced the races in all events and the result was much worse than could have been reasonably expected. The final tally was 68-30 for George- town. Individually and collectively, Navy had a hard-working team which made them all move throughout the season. Though misfortune after misfortune overtook them, the men just smiled — a little grimly perhaps — but with determination to " carry on. " 1 he 1924 track team deserved a better fate. Though the season was not an overwhelming success, Navy produced several men who ranked with the great collegiate track stars of the year. Captain Huckins was the team ' s outstanding individual pertormer. He was a consistent scorer in four events and was Navy ' s high individual point-gatherer for the year. Leggett too, performed brilliantly, consistently placing in the javelin, discuss and broad jump. In the two former events he is the holder of the Naval Academy records which he establish- ed during the season. Hammond, one of the leading collegiate quarter milers, slumped badly after a brilliant start, but still managed to gather in a place in most of the season ' s contests. Summers improved daily and as the season progressed stood out as Navy ' s best sprinter among such speed demons as Marshall, Stryker and Johnson. 57s . u ttt.l JLUB%8Y B. L8GG8TT " BASKETBALL SEASON 19 4-19x5 PARISH, N Captain, IMS BASKETBALL THE 1925 season started early and with a rush. The Armory was crowded with husky aspirants all giving their best to make that squad, and it was no mean job for " Noggy " and " Pete " to weed out those who could not make the grade. Among familiar faces of last year ' s squad were Parish, Craig, Signer, and Day, forwards; Badger and Rhodes centers, and " Cap " Leggett holding down guard. Fielder Jones, after a year ' s absence, was back on the floor and putting up a wonderful game. A wealth of men from ' 27 ' s Plebe team were pushing the old regulars for positions, notably Graf, Kern, and Johnson. Shapley, Hamilton, and Hull were still kept away from practice by football, but when opportunity presented itself, were always present to gather a few pointers. " Artie " Rule, playing his first year on the squad, developed rapidly and as the season advanced became one of Navy ' s most dependable pivot men. The season opened with Maryland as the opposing element and the outcomewas anticipated with much concern and interest, for the visitors had conquered Col- umbia by no mean score. Kenny, Herman, and " Red " managed to take care of the ball long enough to pile up velvet that was beyond the scope of the Mary- land quint, and the first game was put on the shelf 23 to 16. Then followed Col- umbia and revenge was sweet. The wonderful work of the Blue and Gold tossers left no further doubt as to their ability. Forty to nineteen was soothing. Then in the last relay before leave, Loyola went down 32 to 17. During the Christmas holidays the squad took a jaunt through the Middle West to display its wares and keep the boys on edge. First Leggett took his crew to Minneapolis to give the Gophers a little Christmas present, but from the Minneapolis papers he was anything but a Santa Claus, and Navy emerged on the correct end of a 24 to 18 score. Next came Chicago, and after getting away to a poor start, they located the hoop, and spurred on by the crowd of mids who found time in their Yuletide merrymaking to give the team a hand, finally out-tossed the crimson with a whirlwind finish and a time advantage of 29 to 21. The third and last battle of the trip was at Ann Arbor where the team was the guest of the University of Michigan. The game was fast and close with the lead see- sawing back and forth, keeping the crowd in doubt as to the outcome for the entire forty m inutes. Just as the time-keeper raised his hand to end hostilities, Kenny Craig broke loose and sank one of the neatest baskets seen in many a moon, leaving the Wolverines holding the empty sack of 31 to 29. With the scalps of three of the leading conference teams dangling at their belts, the squad returned to the academy to meet Yale, and in so meeting to administer to the bull dog a nice trimming 28 to 22. Gettysburg was our guest the following Wednesday, but was only able to make half Navy ' s score. The following Saturday brought us face to face with the University of Pennsylvania and in one of the fastest games ever played in Dahlgren ■XT. ALLEN ' , Cinch 3 SO Back Row, left to right— Eggera (Manager), Hamilton, Johnson, Rhodes, Rule, Graf, Waterman, Malley. Middle Row, left to right — Commander Bryan (Basketball representative), Jones, Craig, Shapley, Leggett (Captain 24-25), Flippen, Dav, Badger Lt Allen (Coach). Front. Row — Kern, Dozier, Signer, Parish (Captain 25-26). Hall, j:he Quakers succumbed to the furious attack of Aubrey and his followers. Score: 20 to 17. Hardly had the excitement of the game died down until Lafayette forced Navy to the limit and the outcome was decided only by an extra period, but " Noggy ' s " pupils were not to be denied and that two point margin gave Navy her tentlt straight victory. The squad then made a sortie and repeated on Yale but only after overcoming a big Yale lead, ac- cumulated in the first half. The Blue finally conceded Navy the better team and was forced to be content with the ragged end of a 28 to 19 score. Then came the first setback. Navy made a cold run and was unable to pile up more than 23 counters while Washington College garnered three more. The next Saturday at Philadelphia, Penn ran off with long side of a 24 to 10 score, evening up the series. Duquesne threw a scare into camp but was subdued 34 to 30. Penn State came down from their mountain haunts and after heart-breaking extra periods handed us our third defeat. Score: 38 to 36. Then followed Navy victories over North Carolina University and New York University, to be followed by the greatest game of the season against the undefeated quintet from Fordham. By a superhuman spurt the New Yorkers snatched the game from the fire in the last two minutes, 29 to 26. Then in quick succession came South Carolina, Buck- nell, Georgetown, and Delaware; they came, played, and were conquered. Eighteen victories in twenty-two starts constituted Navy ' s share of the spoils, probably the most successful preliminary season a Blue and Gold quin- tet has ever had, including among their victims the best teams of the West as well as the East. A won- derful working machine that functioned in perfect harmony and with deadly intent — truly a great team. EGGERS, Manager RHODES 3S1 CAPTAIN JOHXSON SWIMMHig SEASON, 19x5 A LTHOUGH Navy ' s natators lost the two biggest meets of the 1925 season, " " % the performances of the team were more than gratifying to swimming tans, for the 1925 season was one in which both intercollegiate and world tank records fell right and left. Allen was Navy ' s most consistent performer, twice breaking the intercollegiate record in the 200-yard breast-stroke, negotiat- ing the distance in 2:43.8 in the Princeton meet. Rule never failed to win the 150-yard back-stroke by a safe margin, was, moreover, a good bet in the 50-yard free-style, and could be counted on to eat up the distance as anchor man on the relay team. And frequently this trio of workouts immediately succeeded a stren- uous basketball game. " Pete " Wyckoff, with his easy pull and powerful kick, swam the " 100 " in great style, and supplemented this by performing in the " 50 " and the relay. Cooper was a star diver, and although this was Navy ' s first year to enter in this event, only once did he fail to capture first, place, and failed there only after much wrangling amongst the judges. The initial meet scheduled with Pittsburgh was cancelled, and the mermen got underway on February 14 against George Washington, who offered very little opposition, as the 53-9 score indicates. The visitors failed to gain a single first place, and annexed only one second, that being in the fancy diving. Four days later Dartmouth was swamped under the score of 43-19. It was in this meet that Allen broke the breast-stroke record when he romped the four lengths in 2:49 1-5, breaking, by a fifth of a second, the record set by Phillips of Yale only the week before. Brown University who last year boasted such a stellar swimmer as Jones, was well nigh helpless without his aid, and Navy romped to a 48-14 victory over the Rhode Islanders. In this meet Rule did a " Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, " coming from the Georgetown basketball game to win the backstroke and swim in the relay. And he repeated this routine until the end of the court season. Syracuse offered very little opposition, and in spite of the fact that they gleaned 8 points in the plunge, in which Navy made no entry, they were able to pile up only 19 points to Navy ' s 52. Thus, in the first four contests of the season, Navy encountered no real serious competition, but in the meet with Princeton on March 7th we were destined to taste our first defeat of the year. The short pool and slippery turns at Prince- ton spoiled what might have been many Navy chances to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Every race was a close one at that, and the final score of 40-22 is not at all indicative of the keen competition that marked every event. Allen stepped out in grand style and broke his own record in the 200-yard breast-stroke, swimming it in 2:43.8. When Rutgers came down the next Saturday with expectations of taking Navy into camp, her hopes were dashed to the ground most brutally. Every race of the afternoon was marked by a thrilling finish, and although our swimmers were COACH oini.AXI) H 3S2 Top row — Wanselow. Perrill, Weeks, Pepper, Logan, Lozier, Bowling, Boleau. Middh rim — Rorschach (Manager), Hirst, Durnll, Baker, Dunlop, Lee, Allen, Turner, Hollenbeck, Eckelmeyer, Commander Anderson (Rep). Left tu Ritilil first row sitting — Ortland (Coach), Le Hardy, Wakeman, Stanley, Wyckoff, Johnson (Captain), Anderson, Cressy, Cooper, Daisley, Prins pushed to their utmost, the visitors annexed only one first place, Warner winning the " 440. " The final score was 48-14, a repetition of the Navy-Brown score. Rule established a pool record in the 50-yard event, negotiating the distance in 24 seconds, the first time that it had been clocked in less than 25 in the new pool, which is necessarily a slow pool, owing to its length. The final meet of the year with Yale was the best and most thrilli ng exhibition of aquatics ever seen at the Academy, and a record crowd filled the new natatorium to capacity when the gun started the 50-yard dash. It was nip and trick for the length of the pool, and Branson ' s margin of victory over Rule was a matter of less than a foot. In the 440-yard free-style, Turner kept up the pace until the last hundred yards, when the two Yale men slowly forged ahead and gained a lead which though short, was just too long to be over- come, and Luke and Kwai took first and second respectively. Cooper performed wonderfully, taking first in the fancy diving, while Daisley added another point by placing third. In the 100-yard event Branson again showed his heels to the field and shattered the national intercollegiate record for the distance formerly held by " Davy " Jones of Brown. The Yale star negotiated the distance in the remarkably short time of 54.6 seconds. Allen followed this by winning the breast-stroke, and in the 150-yard back-stroke Rule beat out Lydgate who had recently bettered the record set by Rule the previous year. The score now stood 31-23. If Navy could win the relay the meet would be tied. And it was known by everyone that the team representing the Elis had broken world records almost every time that they had taken the water. The tactics em- ployed by the two teams were widely different. Branson was picked as start-off man for Yale, while Navy saved Wyckoff and Rule till last. Branson snatched a big lead in the initial chapter, and Hall increased it by four yards. Wyckoff picked up a yard, but when Rule hit the water he had a 10-yard lead to overcome. It was too much to ask of one man, but he did succeed in cutting it down to 3J 2 yards in a superhuman burst of speed. The final score was 39-23, but even the loss of the meet did not detract from the wonderful performance of the team. Each won three first places, and Yale was the team which had twice defeated Princeton, our only other conquerers. As a fitting climax to a successful season, Navy beat out Northwestern for the unofficial national championship at the national meet, held in the home tank of the Conference Champs at Evanston, Illinois, by a single point. Rule was the outstanding performer, winning national honors in both the fifty and the back-stroke. Wyckhoff, Allen, and Cressey were the other Navy swimmers to place and contribute points to the final score which placed Navy at the I r ■ . if • t. i -ii- c • t MANAGER RORSCHACH peak or intercollegiate swimming. It was a thrilling hmsh. 3S3 ' BOXFiyg SEASON, 19x5 WHEN, on the 28th of March, 1925, McClernan of Penn State, newly crowned bantamweight champion of intercollegiate boxing stepped through the ropes in Weigh tman Hall at Philadelphia and turned over to the tender care of Captain " Hap " Lyon of Navy, a giant silver loving cup, symbolic of the Intercollegiate team championship, it marked the end of by far the most successful season of any Navy team. The first meet, with Syracuse, was cancelled just a few hours before the scheduled time, because of the very unfortunate death of a member of the University ' s squad. This meant that a new and untried team was to face Knute Rockne ' s highly touted team from the West. The following Saturday, when Notre Dame ' s representatives came to take part in the first great intersoctional collegiate boxing meet, the eyes of the sporting world were centered on Annapolis. Fighting with the same gameness and spirit that made their football team famous, the Irishmen were still unable to quite overcome the more finished Navy men, and when the meet ended the East had triumphed over the West in six of seven bouts. The following week Penn State was invaded for the annual State-Navy slug- fest. The showing made the preceding week had made things look brighter for Navy. Still, odds were about even, for the Nittany Lion was wearing the crown of 1924, and had four veterans back to prove that it deserved to be there. The first of these veterans was McClernan, who gave " Snooks " Hayes his hard- est fight for the championship the year before. Little " Richie " Collins, however, was right in form that day. Four knockdowns, the last for the count, brought victory to the best bantam ever developed at the Academy, over the man who six weeks later was crowned Intercollegiate champion in this weight. Five other victories, one being a knockout by Captain " Hap " Lyon, made the score six to one. During ' all this time the Canadians were holding their Intercollegiate Tourna- ment. A team composed of the winners in each weight journeyed to Annapolis the 28th of February. It was on this evening that our skipper lost the only bout in his career, to Carrick, a famous all-round athlete of Canada. In all other cases, Navy came out topside, making the third six to one score of the year. With everything pointing toward the greatest season ever, misfortune over- took us. Eaton had hurt his hand at Penn State, and now Charlson, Lentz, and Collins were endangered academically. The first two pulled over the shoals, but " Richie " lost a decision to the Math Department which kept him out of the next two meets. When Catholic University came down, Huck was tried and proved a successful bantam in Collins ' place. In this meet all seven bouts were Navy victories. The next to the last dual meet brought together two teams, neither of whom had ever tasted defeat. A tie the previous year had been the only blot on the records of Yale and Navv, and now the time had come when one or the other 384 « 1 t • i mjnrwmrw Top fo.i — Ducrfcldt (Assistant Manaircr), Homey, Price, Jackson, McLean, Vodila, Williamson, Allen, E. W., Stanford, Boyer. Middle Run — -Weaver (Assistant -Manager), Huck, Thomas, Lucas, O ' C ' onnell, Crommelin, Aylward, Donahue, Weintraub, Imhof, Comdr. R. C. Giffen (Representative). Seated— Ensign Hayes (Assistant Coach), " Spike " Webb (Head Coach), Collins, Eaton, Allen, W. G., Charlson, Lyon (Capt.), Ragsdale, Henderson, Pohl, Lentz, Kowalzyk, Sigel (Manager). must lose. Yale proved to be the unfortunate one, as four bouts were decisively Navy ' s while in the two remaining, the judges decided for Yale. Misfortunes still continued and this time took the form of a broken hand suffered by " Gus " Lentz, who was being groomed for the heavy weight championship. Along with this, Ragsdale, welterweight, was taken sick and had to be replaced. The closest meet of the year resulted, that with Pennsylvania, ending four to three in our favor. So the home season was ended, with a total of thirty-three bouts won to eight lost. On Friday, 27 March, the two days grind for the intercollegiate championship started at the University of Pennsylvania gymnasium. The preliminaries ended with every midshipman qualified, including the heavyweight, Edwards, who had been conscripted into service just four days before. The greatest fight of the year was fought that evening, when Henderson, hi the 160 pound class, went in to avenge his only defeat at the hands of Captain Hink of Yale, Olympic boxer and undefeated for three years. Both in good con- dition and both realizing it was their last and greatest test, stood up and fought as men seldom do. For three rounds Harry battered the Yale man, until at the end neither could much more than stand. The victory, a glorious and well deserved one, drove the regiment wild when reported at Annapolis along with the news that the whole team had placed. The following afternoon in the semi-finals five of these seven Navy representa- tives won the right to go on into the finals that night. And then, with just a few hours rest, they faced the acid test. " Bill " Allen, after several times nearly dropping his man, was given the short end of the decision. " Jack " Charl- son, perhaps the prettiest boxer at the meet, easily won his, along with Ragsdale who fought welter. Harry Henderson and Hap Lyon, proved very conclusively their right to wear the crowns in their weights. With four intercollegiate championships and one runner-up, Navy garnered twenty-three points. The next team, Penn State, had managed to score eleven. Thus ended the most successful season of Navy ' s most successful team. Met by difficulties which seemed almost insurmountable, the gang always came back and ended by decisively proving its supremacy over the cream of the collegiate boxing world. . 385 CAPTAIN " TIMBERLAKE COACH SCHUTZ WRESTLINg SEASON, 19x5 THE elimination bouts in the wrestling loft during the week before Christmas Leave made it evident that the 1925 season held for Navy one of the strong- est teams that ever represented her o n the mat. With but two weeks of training the grapplers got off to an early start, meeting Lehigh here on 17 January- Lehigh had one of the strongest teams in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association and for this reason our 19-6 victory over them was indeed satisfying. Smith and Littig lost their bouts on decisions in this meet. Smith had beaten his man the year before but seemed to be off form, prob- ably from making weight. Littig had as his adversary, Burke, one of the cleverest men in college wrestling. Washington and Lee was our next opponent, and in this meet we took all bouts save the unlimited class. Edwards was kept out because of sickness and Thomas, who took his place, was a bit light and inexperienced. He put up a good scrap against Holt, the visitors ' captain, but was finally thrown. The next two teams that we met — Davidson College and Duke University — were strangers on our wrestling schedule. Both of these Carolina aggregations offered some stiff opposition, but the greater knowledge of the game as displayed by Coach Schutz ' s proteges won the bouts for Navy. The meet with the Canadian Intercollegiate Wrestling Team composed of men from Queens, McGill, and Toronto Universities, carried with it a great deal of interest. We had seen the Canadian boxing team perform here for several years, but nothing was known of their prowess as wrestlers. In the meet their best exhibitions were in the three lighter weights. However, every man on Navy ' s team was set for his task and all seven bouts were checked up on Navy ' s side of the score board. Having tied Penn State 3-3 in a meet at State College in 1924 a victory over them this year was doubly desired. The meet, however, stands out as the only disappointment of the season. State brought down one of the strongest teams Navy has ever met, and defeated us 18-9. Four of the seven bouts went to extra periods and State ' s ability to score two falls in these periods gave her the meet. In the 115-pound class Slaven met Carey, an Intercollegiate Champion. In the last stages of the bout, Slaven slipped into a double arm lock and was thrown with but two seconds to go. Timberlake, the dependable, checked up Navy ' s first points by gaining a decision on time advantage in an extra period. Frank threw his man with a head scissors but the fall was ruled out by the referee as a strangle hold. After displaying much aggressiveness during the regular period of his bout Kershner was thrown by Liggett in an extra period. In the 145-pound class Black of State, twice crowned Intercollegiate Champion, displayed more wrestling ability than any other man seen on the mat here during the season, winning a decision over Dyson. Smith won Navy ' s second bout of the meet by defeating Parthemore, also a twice crowned intercollegiate champ. This 3 86 J T ip Bow, left to right — Pratt, Butler, Dillavou, McGarev, Cross, Glendenning, Calderhead- Dudley, McMillan, Crittenden, Nichols. Second Bow — O ' Shea (Assistant Manager), Offut, Shanahan, Richards, Briggs, Thomas, Rodgers, McClure, New. Dyson, Lt. Rotlgers ( Assistant t oach) Tlnr.l Rou — Wright, B. W. (Manager), Lt. Comdr. F. K. Elder (Representative), Littig, Edwards, Smith, J. S., Schutz (Head Coach), Timberlake (Captain), Dyson, Kershner, McGeoy, Slaven, Latrobe, Lynch (Assistant Coach). ) front — Leeper, Johnson, A., Mcllhenny, Greenslade, Gallery, Steele, Moore, Duke. Id Id iai iw best i,tof bout went to an extra period but Smitty had the stuff and piled up a safe time advantage. In the 17S pound class Littig lost a hard bout, being thrown late in the extra period. In the final bout of the meet Edwards checked up three more points for Navy. Tex worked hard and had everything his way but his man was playing a defensive game. He gained a big time advantage, however, and was awarded a decision. The meet with West Virginia University at Morgantown on 14 March was a fitting close for the 1925 season. The Navy victory by a 22-3 score somewhat lessened the sting of the Penn State defeat, and made the season a success. The squad was the guest of West Virginia University for two nights and a day. Never was a Navy team given a more cordial reception than that extended by the West Virginians. Captain Timberlake will leave behind him one of the most enviable records ever made by a Navy wrestler. Out of twenty-seven bouts in four years of wrest- ling he was the loser but three times. Frank has also hung up a local record that can never be beaten. In his four years he never lost a trial bout, there being two such bouts every week during the wrestling season. In winning all his bouts the past season, Timberlake defeated Best, of Lehigh, winner of the 125-pound class at the Intercollegiates and Lehman, of State, runner up for the honor. This, to us, gives him undisputed claim to the title. Smith, in defeating Parthemore of State, also has claim to the 158-pound title. Though the State meet was lost we can look back with pride at the record of our wrestlers. In four years the Penn State meet was the only one lost on the home mat. If those who come in the future can play the game as the 1925 team, they can look back and say, " We played the game. " MANAGER WRIGHT 3K7 Cl ' LI.EX. A . Captain, 19JI LAC OSSS SEASON 1924 THE lacrosse squad found itself facing the 1924 season minus the services of Soucek, Conroy, O ' Regan, Hamilton, and Hodgkiss, first string defense, and Rooney, Harvey, Abercrombie, and Bell, first string subs, which made it necessary to develop practically a new team. The schedule was especially hard and started at an early date with our old opponent, Maryland, on neutral grounds in Washington. Wintry weather held back the progress of the squad, but George Finlayson was on hand to start his Ham and Eggers in the first season in which we were to meet — and conquer — Army. The first game of a mediocre preliminary season ended in favor of Maryland, 5-3, for their first victory against Navy, and incidentally our first defeat in seven seasons. Our defense was inexperienced and forced our attack to play more of a defensive game. Taylor, the only veteran, was shifted from Renter to first defense, and when taken from the game for three minutes, the defense blew up and the necessity of the attack playing defensive at this time overtaxed them. Maryland took advantage of the breaks and converted every opportunity into a score. This game showed us our weak spots, and the necessity for long hard practices to iron out the kinks. In the Stevens game the situation was reversed. With little opposition the defense seemed to_ cooperate, and allowed the attack to run true to form. Led by " Shaggy " Cullen, the forward line succeeded in scoring a round dozen of goals. Substitutes were put into this game to relieve the first string men, who had not recovered from the Maryland fracas, but even then Stevens could not score. Again leaving the home terrain, this time as guests of Johns Hopkins, the team returned sadder but wiser, under the sting of a 5-4 defeat. In the last three min- utes Hopkins scored the winning goal, and though Navy tried hard, could not penetrate the Black and Blue defense The small strange field at Homewood undoubtedly hampered the Navy players, but more than the field, it was the lack of coordination and teamwork in the critical moments which lost the game. When the University of Pennsylvania men took the field, it seemed as though we faced a game as hard as the Maryland game. But it was a rejuvenated team which faced the Quakers — Navy was out for redemption. Coleman and Albert- son ran wild, and enabled our close attack to function properly. The outcome, Navy 16, Penn 1, showed that the team had hit its stride. Perhaps the biggest improvement was in Dascomb who learned the secret of keeping the ball out of the goal. Though Navy was continually on the move, and at no time did Penn State cease to threaten, it was an easy matter to roll up a large score against our traditional rivals from Pennsylvania. Again Coleman and Albertson divided scoring honors, accounting for nine out of fourteen goals of the game. " Red Eye ' and " Bruno " worked to perfection, and the defense constantly fed the alert attackers. " Bob " Bertschy received a fast pass, which he as quickly converted 3S8 Top Row — McFarlane, Kline, Gibson, Krook, Bare, Lind, Lavnc, Harcourt, Vreeland, Pottle, Carson ' |. ' i C? j d o Ro! ' ' ' Swi , nbu !? e - (Assis ant Mana ?!? Ramsey, Devens, Flippin, Crane, Fines, Barnes, Brown, Goodall, Taylor, Engeman (Manager). Third Row— Snyder, Trainer; Dascomb, Miller, H. B., Laidlaw, Cullen (Captain 1924), Albertson, Coleman, BeakleV, Ensign Herring (Asst. Coach), rinlayson (Coach). Bottom Row — Craig, Bertschy, Billing (Captain 1925), Kreiser. into a goal, just before he was carried injured from the field. The final score, 14-0, shows the relative merits of the two teams. The last home game of the season was with Syracuse. On their field, the year before the game had ended in a tie. after each team had scored a brace of goals. Feeling that Navy was a weak team, Syracuse teemed with expectation of an easy victory. But she was doomed to disappointment. Navy realized the im- portance of the game and played the best brand of lacrosse she had demonstrated thus far, before an audience of 3,500 people. Forty-two seconds after the start of the game, Jenkins slipped by Devens and scored the first goal for Syracuse. Five minutes later, Freddy Billing made our single score. Airtight la- crosse was played for the rest of the half, neither side being able to outwit the other. The second half was much the same, each side making numerous unsuc- cessful shots at goal. Then, three minutes before the final whistle, Townsend of Syracuse, scored the winning goal from the midst of a group of players and sticks. For the remainder of the game the Orange played a defensive game, holding the ball in its own territory, stalling for time, and though Navy tried desperately to break through and tie the score, the time was too short. Two to one was the final tally. Cullen led a typical Navy team, and though its record does not measure up to those of former years, the season, by its spectacular culmination at West Point, may well be called a success. ENGEMAN, Manager 9 BILLING, N , Captain, 19S5, 389 RAWLINS, Captain, 1921, %IFL£ S6AS0N, 192.4 THE season of 1924 started off with a bang, continued that way throughout the Spring, and when the dust and powder smoke had settled the record hook showed an unbroken string of victories for the Navy riflemen. Faced with the loss of many regulars from the team of the previous year, the prospects for a winning team seemed anything but rosy. When the call to arms went out in the spring, however, a large squad showed up and it was seen that by plenty of good hard work it would be possible to turn out a mighty strong team. The regulars from the preceding year were out in force and included Rawlins, Smith, Mum ma, Fisher, Hyman, Morgan, Stevens, May, and Ray. These men were supplemented by Cox, de Shazo, and Harris, who had been on the fringe of the first team the year before and made a strong addition to the team. The Navy team which opened the season against the,. Maryland State Rifle Association was composed of finished riflemen, and had an easy time hanging up the initial victory. The following week the Washington National Guard came down to try their skill against that of the Navy marksmen, but the old Navy accuracy was too much for them and when they retired to Washington another scalp hung from the belt of the Naval Academy team. For several years attempts had been made to arrange an official Intercollegiate Rifle Match, and in 1921 an unofficial Intercollegiate Match was held at Camp Perry where the Naval Academy Teams won first, second, and third places. Sin ce then no recognized Intercollegiate Matches had been held, although an annual match was fired on the Naval Academy range between the Navy and principal colleges of the East. In all these contests Navy proved itself vastly superior. Finally in the spring of 1924 an attempt sponsored by the Naval Acad- emy was made to increase the number of colleges entering this annual event and to gain official authorization and recognition for the match and its results. Due to the cooperation of the National Rifle Association this venture proved successful and the first official Intercollegiate match was held over the Academy course on the 17th of May, 1924. Syracuse, George Washington, Pennsylvania, St. Johns, and Maryland University all sent teams to this first match and Nor- wich University came all the way from Vermont to enter a team against the other colleges. The Naval Academy was represented by three teams. Under ideal weather conditions the match got under way and at the end of the 200 yard slow fire, the second Navy team was in the lead with the first Navy team, Penn- sylvania, and Syracuse close behind. At 200 rapid the first team went to the fore with a slight margin and with a large increase at 300 yards, maintained its lead throughout the match. At 600 yards the second team was slightly behind Syra- cuse, who seemed to have second place cinched, but the seconds dug in and emerged from the match with a two point lead tor second place. MUMMA, i 590 Top Row — Wilkins, Holt, May, McQuillen, Harris, Borgen, Mumma (Captain 1925), Blinn. Middle Row — Edmundson (Manager), Williamson, Ray, Smith, C. C, Goodney, Morgan, Lt. Cooley (Coach). Bottom Row — Fisher, deShazo, Steyens, Rawlins (Captain 1924), Hyman, Falge, Duerfeldt. At the conclusion of the match, Colonel Libbey of the National Rifle Association presented the Inter- collegiate trophy to th£ Naval Academy and then presented medals to members of the first three teams. On the Saturday following the Intercollegiates, Navy met its old rivals, the Quantico Marines, and after many delays due to a heavy rain the team repeated its victory of the previous year, sending the Gyrenes down to defeat by a margin of twenty-two points. As a final effort the Navy marksmen again defeated the 71st Infantry team in the last match of the season and as a result " Little David " is still reposing peacefully in the Armory, which it is hoped, is his eternal resting place. In September of 1924 the graduate members of the squad and Captain-elect Mumma took second in the Regimental team match at Camp Perry, and by so doing further established our c laim to supremacy. On the cruise several attempts were made to get matches but not ' til the Squadron reached Gibraltar was the team able to secure one. In Gibraltar a match was arranged with the Suffolk Regiment team which was considered to be the best in the British Army. Over a strange course, under unfamiliar condi- tions, and against the pick of one of His Majesty ' s crack regiments. Navy ' s cracks once again shot their way to a well-earned victory. The contest was a close one at the short ranges but on the longer ranges the greater accuracy of the Academy men was too much for the Englishmen and the team won by a good margin. Rifle may well be called the sport of the Service and it is with pride that we look back at the record of 1924. The team, the coaches, and everyone even re- motely connected with the success of the Navy rifle team deserves the utmost praise and our hearty congratulations for a job well done. Hail Intercollegiate Champions! EDMUNDSON, Manager 391 CAPTAIN STUBBS, N FS?ici g season, 192.5 FENCING — Navy ' s oldest sport, and in addition, one of its most successful. But we do not wonder at our remarkable success in fencing when we consider the excellent class of instruction received and the high quality of material always on hand. In spite of the fact that, to the spectator, the game appears to be of the less strenuous variety, no sport requires better physical condition, finer coordination of mind and body, or a keener knowledge of the finer points of the game than does fencing. Although our losses were heavy due to graduation, our prospects were very bright at the beginning of the season because of the wealth of material to choose from. We had no stars, but there were many earnest workers who capably filled the vacancies left when ' 24 entered the service. They proved their worth against the veterans of the Racquet Club of Washington by holding the Olympic stars to the close score of 9 to 8 in a practice meet before the season opened. Our first scheduled meet was with M. I. T. The team lined up with Stubbs, McDill, and Ellison in foils; Zahm and Bennett in duelling swords; and Eskilson and Paradise in sabres. Later in the season McNally was a frequent substitute in foils, while Cowie, Collins or Kneupfer displaced Paradise as number two in sabre. In fact, it was never known until the day before each meet who would be our second man in sabre. M. I. T. brought down the best team she has yet pro- duced and forced Navy to the limit to win, 7 to 4. Only the foils and two duelling sword bouts were fenced. Our next opponents were from Syracuse, newcomers in fencing and not as experienced as M. I. T., and though they acquitted themselves well for beginners, Navy won easily. We expected a hard fight with Yale for the following week, and were not dis- appointed. Although the score was 13 to 4 for Navy, this does not, by any means, indicate the closeness of the bouts, many of which were decided after the count had been tied at four all. On the following Saturday, we faced our old friends, the Canadians, in a foil competition. The visitors were the pick of the Universities of McGill, Toronto, and Queens but Navy ' s coaching proved to be superior to their ' s and we won, 7 bouts to 2. New York University offering the next opposition, brought down a strong combination although it was their first year in the Intercollegiate Association. In Riccobine the visitors uncovered a real star, one of the finest all-around fenc- ers we have ever seen here with a visiting team. He fenced three weapons and served as coach for the rest of the team, and it was due mainly to his efforts that the New Yorkers made a good showing. The team began to show a little staleness in this meet and some of the men were laid off for a few days to relieve the strain of two months of continuous practice. COACH HKIXTZ 392 Top row, left to Tight — McDill, Paradise, Kneupfer, Eskilson, Adams, Wilfoag, Cowie, Collins. Hattom row, left to right — Ensign Calloway (Assistant Coach), McNally, Ellison, Heintz (Coach), Stubbs (Captain), Fournon (Assistant Coach), Bennett, Zahm, Jarrell (Manager). And then came our hardest meet, that with Columbia. With the score standing at eight all, only a single bout remained. Eskilson, although he lost his first match of the season afewminutes before, proved himself master of the situation and won easily over an intercollegiate champ, to give Navy the meet by the closest possible margin. Practice was made considerably lighter during the week before the final meet with Pennsylvania. Our comparatively poor showing against Columbia convinced the coaches that a change was essential in order to keep up with the fast pace necessary to prolong our winning streak. Consequently, much improvement was shown against Pennsylvania, and Navy easily captured the meet, giving us a clean record with which to enter the Intercollegiates. The work of Captain Stubbs throughout the entire season was phenomenal. He never showed the slightest trace of staleness, winning all of his twenty bouts, most of them by decisive margins. Incidentally, Stubbs is one of the best foilmen the Navy has ever produced, his skill being a subject of comment of all visiting teams. Most of the credit for the team ' s showing, however, should go to the coaches, especially to Coach George Heintz. He has spent many weary afternoons in the fencing gallery toiling with the men, with but little encouragement or praise for his services except the satis- faction of placing Navy at the top of the collegiate fencing world. Instructor Fournan, through his voluntary coaching, has aided materially in whipping the team into shape. He could be seen every afternoon working with the fencers, prompted only by his love for the sport and his keen interest in their suc- cess. Ensign Callaway developed two capable duelling swordsmen from the Plebes of the year before, and we expect much from them at the Intercolleg- iates and in future years. Lieutenant Doughty also showed great interest in the team and contributed much to its success by giving unsparingly of his available time to coaching. In a word, we might say that the quality of the team was exceeded only by the quality of the coaches, and though the followers of fencing are few, no team can show a more enthusiastic spirit or greater love for the game than can Navy ' s wielders of the sword. In the Intercollegiates, Navy will be forced to its utmost to retain the cham- pionship won in 1924. The team is not over-confident, and it has the spirit that will carry it through. No opponent has been able to hold the foil team to even a close score, so we might reasonably expect a triumph in this weapon, and though the team, in the other two weapons have had rougher courses, we are confident that they wdl acquit themselves well. Regardless of the outcome of the Intercol- legiates, however, we certainly feel justified in considering the season of 1925 one of the most successful Navy has ever enjoyed. P . MANAGER JARRELL 393 CAPTAIN WHEELOCK gYMNASIUJM SEASON, 192.5 VICTORY, a word that seems to be embodied in the Navy gymnasts, was the keynote of the 1925 season. Tradition may be extended to this repeti- tion for our seven years of Intercollegiate Gymnastics has left us without a defeat, and the fact that the Blue and Gold won every possible first place through- out the season, with the single exception of club swinging in the meet with Dart- mouth, leaves a season ' s record that will long be remembered. Heretofore boxing and wrestling have proved a greater attraction than the more quiet and vigorous gym stunts, but due to the boxing meets being held at night, gymnasium attracted more attention this year, and many were the exclam- ations, both from the femmes and our own salty comrades, when Stroop made a spectacular turn on the rings or " Bull " Durham demonstrated rope climb- ing as taught by the most agile of monkeys. . Invincible prowess, with a true knowledge of the sport is, perhaps, the reason why Navy is now an " Associate Member of the Eastern Intercollegiate Gym- nastic League. " The withdrawal from active participation in the intercollegiate championships was anticipated in view of suggestions coming from some of the other colleges, that our gymnasts have been so far and away superior in this line of sport that ' for the last six years there has been no competition tor first place. The arrangements are entirely friendly, and the withdrawal is regarded as temporary but will extend for a few years at least. It is probable that Navy will now enter the Midwest Conference as a member, meeting such opponents as University of Chicago and Illinois University. Under whatever conditions or title, however, it is expected that her records and accomplishments will long remain the pinnacle toward which others strive. The team showed good form from the first of the season and successfully met Dartmouth, M. I. T., and Princeton, wanning from the latter by a score of 44 to 19. Mid-term exams and the fact that the gym could not be used consistently caused the University of Pennsylvania team to request an exhibition meet and no score was taken. Both teams demonstrated ability, however, working in various stunts that would not have been seen had they been judged for score. The ambition for an Intercollegiate title could not have been strong among our friendly enemies, however, after seeing the championship caliber shown by Cap- tain Wheelock, Sowell, Forest, Mosely, and Newhart on the horizontal bars; Goodwin, Stroop and Wolverton on the flying rings; Clark and Howard, our " two horsemen; " Tullsen and Zitzewitz, capable successors of Truax in tumbling; and the rope climbing of Durham, Wheelock, and Waterman, events in which they participated successfully throughout the entire season. Individually they were stars, collectively they formed an aggregation supreme in team work, well balanced, and happy. COACH SAZAMA 394 Top Ron-, U-ft to rigid — Instructor Sazama, Goodwin, Patterson, Moseley, Virden, Tullsen, Russel, Newhouse, Barbot, Waterman. Middle Roic — Coach Mang, Locke, Forrest, Sowell, Wheelock (Captain), Stroop, Durham, Howard, Wolverton, Taylor (Manager). Bottom Ron — Rutledge, Newhart, Zitzewitz, Bruton. On March 21, Dartmouth played hosts to the gymnasts of Navy, Princeton, Pennsylvania, and M. I. T., and from the comparative scores it seems that only one ship weathered a severe storm, for the meet was featured chiefly by the overwhelming superiority of Navy ' s team which captured first place in every one of the six events on the program, had men tied for first in two events, and won two second places. The individual championship went to Stroop, with Newhart, and Wheelock second and third respective- ly. Navy scored 57 points, Dartmouth was second with 12, Pennsylvania third with 7, Princeton fourth with 1, and M. I. T., ended in last place without a tally. The following men won events and Intercollegiate Championships: Horizontal bar, Newhart; Side Horse, Clark; Flying Rings, Stroop; Tumbling, tie for first between Tullsen and Zitzewitz; Parallel Bars, Forest; Rope Climbing, tie for first place between Wheelock and Durham. A week after the Intercollegiates, the University of Chicago, runners up in the Western Conference, travelled East to meet Navy in a meet which would decide national intercollegiate supremacy. That we may rightfully consider our gymnasts supreme is evidenced by Navy ' s 33-12 victory. Every first place went to a wearer of the Blue and Gold, a truly remarkable feat when we consider that three intercollegiate champions were interested spectators, and not competitors. With the meet ended the season of 1925 — an unprecedented success — with its passing went the best balanced team that has ever performed in McDonough Hall. We must also mention two outside events that would not be complete without representatives from the gym team, first our cruise smokers were made doubly interesting by watching the uncanny battle between Father Neptune and mem- bers of the gym squad — one trying to disprove the laws of equilibrium by a deli- cate balancing feat, the other rolling, twisting and shaking as if in anger at the unprecedented challenge to the supremacy of the seas. And second, who would feel as though a Gymkhana were complete without the nimble stunts of the complete gym team, especially that last grand tumble of a pyramid composed ot the best of our perfect physique representatives? Wheelock, Navy Captain, well filled the vacancy left by Dancy, ' 24 ' s skipper. Taylor kept all hands up and at ' em and the supply of resin never ran low with Jim as manager. To Coach Mang and Mr. Sazama belongs the credit of building and making the Navy team, and the whole-hearted support with unbroken training, hard work, and a will to win from the wearers of the Blue and Gold has brought success with a reputation for clean competition and sportsmanship of which the Service may welj be proud. MANAGES TAYLOR 395 CAPTAIN HAVILAND COACH FOSTER WAT£% TOLO SEASON, 192.5 WHEN Congress finally decided that the Naval Academy was sadly in need of more substantial swimming facilities, and gave us the largest indoor tiled pool in the world, water polo finally came into its own. No more would the games be mere wading matches — no more could the strongest college teams bar Navy from their schedules, on the pretense that our tank was unsuitable and that we did not play their game. From the start of the season, practice was in earnest. Frank had to make a team. Unlike other coaches he had no foundation upon which to work. He had no veterans. True, there were several men who had played the year before, but this was a new game — this deep-water game, and the things learned the year before in the old pool were useless in deep water. But the new and old alike were willing and the spirit with which they undertook their difficult task augured well for the future. When the gang returned from Christmas leave, the table started and the real job of conditioning the men for a seagoing life began. From the veterans and newcomers Coach Foster finally chose his team. Three of them were veterans and the other three were new men, Coale, Shands and Stillman from the Plebe team of the year before being the successful candidates. Crew lost a fine oars- man and water polo gained a husky back, when Chillingworth, the kicking guard of football fame, decided to hold the fort with Pat Sullivan and Coale. Captain Haviland, the star of former years, was the sixth member of the first 1925 lineup. Scarcely through its training period, the team went into its first game. New York A. C, our old rivals and the acknowledged water polo champions of the country, came down and showed us the game as it should be played. The club team was composed of men who had played together for years and knew the game and each other perfectly. Their one newcomer was Langner, Yale ' s 1924 captain, and All-Atnerican for that year, and his advent aided, rather than handicapped, their play. The game was a revelation to us. We realized we still retained some of our old tricks, but we were willing to learn. The team was nervous at the start — who can blame them! The majority of the players were in their first game and their opponents were champions. The first half ended, all N. Y. A. C, but in the second half the team found itself. But it was too late and the game ended with the final score 58-30, not a crushing defeat at the hands of such masters of the game, and a valuable bit of experience. Next came Syracuse — like ourselves inexperienced. But when two inexper- ienced teams meet, condition tells, and the Navy lads were in the pink. The first team piled up a slight lead and the seconds piled up a little more. Navy topside at the end, 45-0. A few weeks later the maulers traveled to Jungletown to twist the Tiger ' s tail. But alas, the Tiger ' s lair was different from ours and he knew his own lair best. The game began with little scoring by either side, but soon Matalene, Prince- ton ' s ace, began climbing over Blushing Pat Sullivan, for several goals. 396 Left to Right, first row sitting — Putts, Fraser, Hardcsty, Outerbridge. Middle row, sitting — Mumma (Manager). Stillman, Shands, Evenson, O ' Beirne, Haviland, Sullivan, Chillingworth, Miller, W. Cecil. Top row, standing — Mundorff (Assistant Manager), Foster (Coach), Home, Zondorak, Dawson, Jeanes, Coale, Summers, MacMillan, Stefanac, Miller, L., Commander Anderson (Rep.) Astonishment reigned, for Pat has been known to stop men with his iron jaw alone. Too late we learned the reason. Pat had been hurt and like a good Kilkenny Irishman wanted to fight on. He was taken out for repairs and a substitute put in, but it was too late. Princeton had a commanding lead and even with Pat back we could not overhaul them. And so stood the score, 41 to 17, and Navy came home, beaten but un- daunted, and eagerly awaiting her next opponent. The final game of the season was with Yale who had won the intercollegiate championship in 1924 and had repeated for 1925 before they met us. They had beaten Princeton badly in the Tigers ' pool and those who love to compare scores were looking for a crushing Navy defeat. But not so! The gang was fighting mad and those who saw that game will never forget it. It was nip and tuck throughout. The first half ended 11 to 10 for Yale but the Yale adherents who had anticipated a walkaway were stunned. The second half began in a riot of scoring by both teams. Yale forged ahead. Navy caught her and went ahead in turn. So it went ' til the final whistle but alas, the fates had decreed that Yale should lead at this crucial moment. The score then stood 34 to 30 and the intercollegiate champs were still holding their throne, though rather shaken and disheveled by a hard fighting Navy team. So the season ended — not a great season for us, but a gratifying one. We played no mediocre teams — not counting Syracuse. We tackled the very best — the na- tional champs and the two leading college teams of the country and though we lost, we learned much from that bitter teacher — experience. Throughout the year there was no outstanding star. The team played as a unit — every man fighting in true Navy style, and giving his best every minute. In the Yale game Captain Haviland ended a brilliant career. Though he did not stand above his mates in ability, he was ever an inspiration to his team — a fight- ing leader. In the darkest moments, when it seemed that Navy would be crushed — that the team ' s spirit was on the verge of breaking — Jimmy ' s words of en- couragement would spur the men on to a final effort — vain perhaps — but the best they had — for Navy. Sullivan and Chillingworth also ended their careers — those who follow in their paths may look back with pride at the example of clean sportsmanship and fighting spirit which characterized those whose places they have taken. And so we might speak of each man individually from the coach down — it was a fighting aggregation — it lived up to the traditions of the Navy — in defeat as in victory. manager mumma 397 K snmiiB T wnpiis SEASON, 19x4 HE mighty wielders of the racquet began their practices early in the month of winds, rains, and penetrating Crabtown fogs. The Armory resounded with the inspiring impact of racquet and ball, the rapid, earnest patter of feet upon the concrete deck as the aspiring netmen schooled themselves for the season ' s encounters with the wizards of Eastern tennis. Jupiter Pluvius kept them confined within the Armory walls until late in April. Nothing is more harmful to our teams than bad spring weather, for it keeps them practicing on extremely hard courts in poor light and with little freedom of action. The result is that it takes the team almost three-fourths of its playing season to find its stride on the open, clay courts of Dewey Basin. But even practice under handicap is better than no practice, and the boys made the most of it. But the 1924 team, though hampered as has been described, needed no excuses for a season which concluded with such a glorious victory in the matches with West Point. Hartwig, Winslow, Worthington, and Patterson (who had just come up from his class team in the season preceding) were left from the ' 23 squad. With Kelley, Lyman, Young, Lowery, Pefley, and Moeller in the under classes, Coach Sturdy had much promising material on hand for a successful team. The season opened April 12th with the University of Virginia. Our netmen won six of the nine matches and opened the Spring ' s hostilities in cheering fashion. Lyman, a youngster, playing number one, vanquished Fluornoy, the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Champion, in an exciting match. The sets went 4-6, 7-5,6-2. Hartwig, Kelley, and Patterson also showed up well, all these winning by straight sets in the singles. The doubles brought two victories and one defeat. The feature was the triumph of Kelley and Pefley over Virginia ' s team, composed of Montague and Bryn. Colgate and Columbia in turn took the wind from the sails of our speeding craft. The outstanding play- er of the Colgate matches was Devine of the opponents, though he lost the singles to Lyman 3-6, 6-0, 6-3. In the doubles he played to a victory in spite of a badly sprained ankle. This victory took the meet for Colgate 4-2. Columbia made a clean sweep, taking all six matches. Frank Anderson, the Columbia starwho stands in the first twenty of the National rating, had no difficulty in annexing his match from Lyman in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1. The familiar sine curve best pictures this period of the season, for we followed these two defeats with vic- tories over Syracuse and Swarthmore, 6-0, 5-2 respectively. In the Syracuse meet it seemed that the team had recovered its stride after the lapse of the previous week, Lyman and Kelley had little trouble winning in the singles, and Hartwig and Young furnished a sensational climax to the meet by winning by a CAPTAIN HARTWIG 398 I 3 I 3 " ' 4 7V p ffoto: Burroughs; Lowery; Worthington; Carlson; Smith, D. E.; Howard; Thomas. Middle Row: Patterson; Burkhead; Mason; Sayres; Ford; Pefley; Simmons, Manager. Bottom Row: Kelley, Captain 1925; Young; Lyman; Hartwig, Captain 1924; Winslow; Moeller; Sturdy, Coach. score of 6-1, 6-0. Swarthmore sent down a well-balanced team which called for every effort to defeat them in a closely contested match, much closer than the 5-2 score indicates. Then Princeton with her peerless Johnny Howard, who ( stands four in the National Intercollegiate rating, took us into port on a seven-love tide. The team then commenced a winning streak which carried it through the remainder of the season. Lafayette fell first, score 5-1. Then came Lehigh, who held us to a 3-3 tie. Lyman defeated Fritz Mercur, the Lehigh ace, who once held the Maryland State Championship, 6-3, 6-2. George Washington was next on the menu. They emerged under a 7-0 score. Cornell was defeated 5-1. During this streak Kelley showed rapid improvement and people began to speculate that he would be the captain- elect. Lowery and Moeller improved steadily and earned themselves places on the team which was destined to beat the Army. Rain unfortunately prevented the matches with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathy but the following day Lyman played an exhibition match with their far-famed Carl Fischer. Fischer, who stands seven in the National rating and held the Intercollegiate Champ- ionship in 1923, defeated him 6-4, 9-7 in a very well played engagement. Then came the Army matches about which the story is told in the section devoted to Army-Navy athletics. The season was most pleasing from every point of view. With summers to practice in, a few members of that team would soon figure among the nation ' s best. Coach Sturdy is to be congratulated for developing a team of such genuine ability, and the team deserves praise for a splendid season ' s record, defeating some of the best net teams in Eastern Intercollegiate circles. They are also de- serving of the highest esteem of the Regiment by their help toward making the thirty-first of May a Navy Day, and 1923-1924 somewhat of a Navy year. COACH STURDY I 399 • s ■. ' -- socce SEASON, 19x4 FACING its hardest schedule, one which included a foreign team, Navy ' s soccer team started its 1924 season with a grim determination to show the world that Navy had to be reckoned with, in one more sport. Being still in its infancy, soccer faced a season which would have discouraged any but the boys who answered Coach Taylor ' s call. Met on all sides by difficulties, which at first seemed insurmountable but which were overcome one by one, the squad set to work with a will and soon the Academy knew that here again was a team worthy to represent Navy, and to meet the very best in the world of soccer. With Navy interest centered almost entirely on football, there could be found every afternoon on Worden Field a squad which was working, and working hard, to attain that teamwork and perfection which has always made a Navy soccer team, a team to be feared. Baltimore Poly again headed the schedule and Navy opened with a win, 3 to 2. Next came Lehigh, and the team, with several of its first string players out of the lineup, kept the ball in its opponent ' s territory during the entire game, only to have the game end in a 1-1 tie. In the Dartmouth game, the third of the season, the team ran up its largest score, to win 5 goals to 1. In this game Navy began to show that smoothness and teamwork which the coaches had been striving so hard to attain. In Lafayette the Blue and Gold had a worthy opponent. Playing in a driving rainstorm Navy fought desperately to settle the tie game of the year before. But again she was doomed to disappointment for another tie score, 2-2, was her lot. At almost every stage of the game victory seemed certain, but each time Lafayette managed to push through the tying count. For our next week-end the strong British Embassy team was the visitor — and victim — receiving the short end of a 4-2 score. Playing a brand of soccer which couldn ' t be beat, Navy " did her stuff. " In every department the eleven showed wonderful form, and clever teamwork was at all times manifest. 4 he schedule then brought us Syracuse, who proved no match for our ambitious soccentes. Four to nothing was the score and Navy ' s record of no defeats was still untouched. Against Penn State the following Saturday, the CAPTAIN C. F. MILLER COACH TAYLOR UWqw-l E 400 w 1 111 1 w ickley, Campbell. , Dunlap, Briner Pryce, Left to Right, Top Row: Nichols, Ashton, Boyer, McGregor, Knowles, Freeman, Neuhauser, Allen, Lineweaver, Alexander, Schwara Second Row: Aylward, Asst. Manager; Bennett, Asst. Coach; Speck, Winn, Day, Pfingstag. ' c. J., Benson, Hede, Gibson, Rippey, Pi Goullett, Brewer, Miller, K, R, Lt. Comdr. Weems, Representative. Third Row: Leahy.Manager; Hutchinson, Halloran, Karnes, Abele, Taylor, Coach; Miller, C F., Captain; Admiral Henry B. Wilson, Superintendent; Fradd, Captain 1926; Steiner, Hegeman, McRoberts, Irvin, Asst. Manager; Graham, Asst. Coach. Sitting: Ferrall, Gregg, Young, Blanchard, Gingras. Montgomery, Pfingstag, H. J., Montagriff. team slumped, and suffered its first defeat, 2-0. Still eager to make a brilliant finish to its already successful season, the squad went up to Philly, but again luck was against it. A cold, slippery day, Franklin Field, Penn ' s six tallies while Navy failed to register, tell the story. But not all of it, for the team put up one of its best games of the year. The steady work of " Nick " Miller and " Al " Hede was largely responsible for the fight the team showed, and the wonderful work of Gibson at goal had much to do in keeping the score down. Yale com- pleted the schedule by taking a 2-1 game in which the boys played the same consistent game they had been exhibiting all season, but fell before the bad breaks of an unlucky contest. Miller, Hede, Gibson, and Fradd played a very steady game in every contest of the year, their work standing out clearly in almost every fracas. Soccer has firmly entrenched itself as a Navy sport and the showing made by the gang more than met the expectations of even the most optimistic. The season, though not a rousing suc- cess, was very creditable and it is to Coach Taylor, Mr. Graham, Ensign Bennett and to Captain Miller that the credit belongs. To Fradd, whose individual work throughout the season stamped him as the star of the team, has been entrusted the captaincy of next year ' s eleven and under his guidance Navy soccer should again occupy its place at the top. CAPTAIN-ELECT FRADD MANAGER LEAHY 401 FOUR " N " YELL Navv! Navv! Navv! N-N-N-N A-A-A-A V-V-V-V Y-Y-Y-Y Navy! Team ! Team ! Team ! ANCHORS AWEIGH Stand Navy down the field Sails set to the sky. We ' ll never change our course. So Army you steer shy-y-y-y. Roll up the score, Navy, Anchor ' s aweigh, Sail Navy down the field And sink the Army, Sink the Army Grey! Get underway, Navy, Decks cleared tor the fray, ell hoist true Navy Blue, So Army down your Grey-y-y-y. Full speed ahead, Navy, Army heave to. Furl Black and Grey and Gold And hoist the Navy Hoist the Navy Blue! YEA TEAM Navv! Navv! Hoo-Rah! Hoo-Rav! U-S-N-A (Wh.stlel— Rah! YEA! YEA! YEA!— Team! NAVY BLUE AND GOLD Now, college men from sea to sea May sing of colors true; But who has better right than we To hoist a symbol hue? For sailor-men in battle fair, Since fighting days of old, Have proved a sailor ' s right to wear The Navy Blue and Gold. So hoist our colors, hoist them high And vow allegiance true; As long as sunset gilds the sky Above the ocea n blue. LJnlowered shall those colors be, Whatever fate they meet; So glorious in victory, 1 riumphant in defeat. Four years together by the Bay, Where Severn joins the tide. 1 hen by the Service called away, We ' re scattered far and wide. But still when two or three shall mee And old tales be retold, From low to highest in the fleet Shall pledge the Blue and Gold. So give us lots of leave ashore And lots of work at sea; In every port one girl or more. Wherever we may be. Just let us live the life we love, And, with our voyage through, May we all muster up above A ' wearing Navy Blue. AUTOMOBILE YELL Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Navv Rah! Rah! Navv Rah! Rah! Hoo : Rah! Hoo-Rah! Navv Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Rah! Na-vy! SERVICE BOAST Oh, you ' ve heard of the Navy and the men who sail the sea, For the glory ot their country ' s colors fair. For the glory of the Blue and Gold our team is here today, And we ' ll cheer them as through Army ' s line they tear. Chorus Oh, there ' ll be high elation, from the far China Station, From Crabtown to ships at Iim- buctoo, And we ' ll drink a merry toast to our team, the Service boast, And the wearers of the good old Navv Blue. SIREN YELL Hoo-oo-oo— Rah ! Hoo-oo-oo— Rah ! Hoo-oo-oo— Rah ! Na-vy! TEAM! TEAM! TEAM! Billing Nickerson Rorschach, Head Cheer Leader Eddy 402 Jill til i colon it Tim- until . J ■in in ■■! i ; ; Ti e i " «jy« i ■ RMy- 77 QAM8 UE ABLe STADIUM r BALTlMO E } MT . 1q November 192.4 40.i HIRST JLRMY- C JS[AVY FOOTBALL DARKNESS was settling — far overhead stars gleamed through the clear, cold night — soothing wintry winds swept across the chalk-lined field, which earlier in the day, had been the battle-ground — a long blue column, dejected and weary, slowly wended its way through the giant portals of Venable Stadium, and down the Alameda toward Clifton Park. The history of another Army-Navy game had been written. Through the long months of a mediocre season we looked forward, anxiously perhaps, yet hopefully- and tried to picture what would happen on THE DAY. Victory, we knew to be a forlorn hope, and yet we prayed and squeezed for an upset. But victory was not for us. We had no one who could cope with the match- less Garbisch, and our few chances to score quickly faded before the power of the Army defense — therein lies the reason for defeat. And yet, even in defeat. Navy was magnificent. Wilson, Hewitt, Wood, Gilmore — all these were stopped by the fighting Navy defense. At times the highly touted Army attack was literally hurled back — not once could Army cross the Navy goal line. But the Gray ' s fighting leader was equal to the oc- casion — it was he who in the face of failure rose to super- human heights: his reward was victory. WELLINGS w 404 MM CHILLINGSWORTH Spirit ran high as the Regiment marched through the streets of Crabtown, to embark at West Street in the four special trains which would carry it to the scene of the battle. Shortly before noon the first train arrived at Clifton Park. In the distance chimes tolled " Anchors Aweigh, " the streets were lined with specta- tors, Baltimore was in holiday garb, the Army and Navy held sway. In a short time the Regiment was assembled and the march to the stadium began. A short wait on the Alameda and we again felt that indefinable thrill as we swept across the field in column of com- panies to the tune of ' Anchors Aweigh. " In our wake came the Army. With " a four-N " for Navy and a " Long Corps " for the team, they rushed the stands. The arrival of the dignitaries, which included President Coolidge, Secretaries Wilbur and Weeks, members of Congress, and innumerable ranking officers of the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, followed by the annual meet- ing of the Goat and Mule, next held the spotlight. And then Army took the field, followed in a few minutes by the Navy. Itwasfivemintesbeforegame time. In the lull before the storm the Navy band paraded across the field, and formed in an " N, " serenaded theArmy with " BennyHavens,0! " Then, as the giant tower clock touched two-thirty Garbisch lifted the ball to Wellings on Navy ' s five- yard line— the battle was on. On the very first play, deep in his own territory, Shapley called a pass. That STOLZ m -H- » 405 R. S. CALDWELL it was intercepted does not detract from the daring and well-planned strategy the play evidenced. In surprise Navy laid its hope — but Army was prepared; her defense was impregnable. Three times in the first six minutes Garbisch attempted field goals, but his first effort was blocked and the others went wide of the mark. Then in the wink of an eye the whole aspect changed. Navy, the defender, became the agressor. A beautiful punt by Chillingsworth carried to Army ' s five-yard line, from where Wood kicked out ot bounds on the twenty-yard line. Three plays netted Navy a first down. Army was fighting hard, but a score seemed inevitable. Two tries at the line netted a scant yard. An attempted pass was grounded. Another pass was tried but this, too, was grounded — Army was never again seriously threatened. It was in the second period that Garbisch made his first successful drop-kick. Army could not gain from Navy ' s forty-one yard line where she had recovered a Navy punt which had been blocked, and Garbisch was called back to again attempt a drop kick. This time his aim was true and the ball sailed over the bar from the thirty-four yard line. The first half ended Army 3, Navy 0, Garbisch ' s last try from the forty-four yard mark, falling short. Early in the third period Army missed a great chance to score a touchdown when Hewitt fumbled on Navy ' s six-yard line. Garbisch was ready, however, and before • ' SHAPLEY i 406 II I i ; ALBERTSOX thequarterended hehad twice more dropped the ball over the bar for field goals, the first from the forty-two yard line and the second when but nineteen yards from the goal. In the final quarter Army showed the only sustained offense of the game. With line thrusts and short dashes off tackle and around end she worked the ball to Navy ' s twenty-five yard line. With its goal line in danger, however, the Navy line held, and Garbisch scored the last points of the game with his fourth drop- kick, this one from the thirty-yard line. The Navy team made a valiant attempt to score in the final moments of the game, but Army put down the uprising, just when it seemed that they must yield before the fierce, relentless Navy attack. And then the final whistle sounded as the death knell to Navy hopes. Slowly the Gold team left the field —Taylor, Lentz, Shapley, Flippin, and the rest. They had given their all for Navy, but their best was not enough. The Army celebrated, while Navy, silent in defeat, stood with bared heads in the stands. Then through the gathering darkness the soft notes of taps brought relief. It was over; only memories remained, and these were somewhat softened by thoughts of the team ' s desperate fight, and the sportsmanship of our conquerors. A night of merrymaking followed, another night when victors and vanquished alike toast the teams which had worn their colors earlier in the day. And then the dawn — the new day when the past lingers only as an inspiration for the future — slowly the book closed. 407 A%MY-7 [AVY BAS83ALL QAME oAnnapoliSj zMaryland 31 May, 192.4 THE last inter-Service athletic contest of the 1923-24 season consigned to the realm of desuetude Army ' s hopes of annexing another victory, and left Track alone as her only solace for an overwhelming Navy year. With a crash that echoed as far as the banks of the Hudson, Navy bats sent the pill hustling Dorsey-Creekwards while runners jammed the traffic in the 270 foot parallelogram, and when the last ball had found a haven of safety in Steve Barchet ' s inviting glove, the scoreboard silently but eloquently announced 5-3, with Navy leading. The day was made for baseball. A light breeze, peanuts, hot sun, Army pen- nants, femmes, Navy pennants; in fact, all of the accessories that lend to the great American game its peculiar individuality, were there. Some fifteen thous- and spectators filled the stands to the saturation point. The Mule and the Goat were both in evidence, Secretaries Weeks and Wilbur were in the stands, and the big blank board over center-field fairly moaned to divulge the secret which it was destined to publish a short time later. Promptly at 2:30 Heisser took his stand on the mound and faced Smythe, start-off man for Army. Two pitched balls disposed of him, and three more sent the succeeding unsuccessful brace of batsmen benchward. Navy failed to get past the initial sack in the second half of the first, and in the second frame Army put across the opening counter of the game. Not another digit adorned the scoreboard until Navy ' s half of the fifth canto when Ward got to first, embezzled second, and crossed the plate on McKee ' s timely wallop, tying the score at one all. Army ' s stick wielders failed to lift the sphere out of the fielders ' reach in their next trip to bat, and then came the carnival that sent the Kaydet hurler shower- ward. Dale looked dangerous, so Stadler gave him first gratis. Bingham muffed Barchet ' s drive to short, and Fenno caught the second offer on the nose with a PETERSEN, X 40S fill I crash that would have demolished the Colossus of Rhodes. Straight between center and right field it glided, and finally came to calm and peaceful rest in the right-field bleachers. When it had been relayed back to its point of projection, three Navy runners had galloped across the plate, and the score was 4-1. At this point Miller replaced Stadler on the mound, and Cooper joyously greeted him with a clean single. Leslie grabbed first on an error, Ward collected a hit, and again the bases were reeking with not a single out. It looked like another merry- go-round had started, but Miller tightened up, and one more tally, on McKee ' s bunt, was all that Navy could gather. The Graylegs started the seventh with a bang. Cousland singled and Bill Wood walked, but the next three aspirants went down in rapid succession. In the next session at the bat, however, Dame Fortune smiled on Army, for they gleaned a run without a single hit. In the final frame Army came dangerously close to staging a successful rally. With one out and the bases empty, Bingham connected for the second all-the- way-round blow ot tiie afternoon, sending the ball soaring into the left-field bleachers. The next batter up went out on a high foul to Steve Barchet, but Smythe and Dasher both garnered hits. The stage was all set for the score to be tied, but a dramatic finale blasted Army ' s high hopes and drew the curtain on the most exciting game ever witnessed on Lawrence Field. Wally Petersen relieved Heisser, Storck took his second offer and sent it sizzling toward third. It was a nasty grounder, but Steve speared it with one hand, recovered, and made a perfect throw to first, retiring Storck for the final out. The game as it happened play-by-play: First Inning: Smythe went out on a fly. Dasher flied out to Ward, and Storck was retired on a grounder, second to first. No hits. No runs. Harris walked, and went out attempting to steal second. Barchet duplicated. Fenno reached first on the second baseman ' s error. Cooper went out on a long fly to left-field. No hits. No runs. Army 0, Navy 0. Second Inning: Ellinger hit to Cooper and reached first on a bad throw. Browning grounded out, short to first, Ellinger advancing to second. Cousland WAID, N M.-KEE, N » 409 connected for a two-bagger, scoring Ellinger. Wood thrown out at first. Bingham was retired on a high fly to Barchet. One hit. One run. Leslie grounded out, second to first. Ward repeated Leslie ' s play, and Waid went out on a long fly to Ellinger. No runs. No hits. Army 1, Navy 0. Third Inning: Stadler out on a grounder, short to first. Smythe out on a long fly to Fenno. Dasher chopped the air at three. No hits. No runs. McKee fanned. Heisser walked, but was caught at second. Harris out, pitcher to first. No hits. No runs. Army 1, Navy 0. Fourth Inning: Storck hit a hot one over second for a clean single. Ellinger out on a fly to Ward. Browning out on an easy fly to Waid. Cousland whiffed. One hit. No runs. Barchet flied out to Ellinger. Fenno repeated. Cooper took a walk, but was caught on an attempted steal to second. No hits. No runs. Army 1, Navy 0. Fifth Inning: Wood missed three. Bingham took two bases on a clean hit over third. Stadler grounded out, second to first. Smythe was retired on a fly to Leslie. One hit. No runs. ,- Leslie walked. Ward hit to second and reached the initial sack, Leslie going out at second. Waid out on a grounder. Ward stole second. McKee singled over second, driving in Ward and tying the score. Heisser grounded out. One hit. One run. Army 1, Navy 1. Sixth Inning: Fenno got Dasher ' s long fly. Storck grounded out, Heisser to Waid. Ellinger knocked a hot one to Cooper and got first. Browning went out on a fly to McKee. No hits. No runs. Harris walked. Barchet reached first on Bingham ' s error. Fenno lifted the ball to right center for a round trip, bringing in Harris and Barchet before him. Miller replaced Stadler on the mound. Cooper singled. Leslie knocked out a high fly which Ellinger muffed. Ward bunted and reached first safely, filling the bases. McKee grounded and went out, but Cooper scored on the play. Heisser hit a short one, and Miller touched him out. Three hits. Four runs. Army 1, Navy 5. Seventh Inning: Cousland connected for a beautiful Texas Leaguer that was good for one, and followed it up by stealing second. Wood took a walk. Bingham 410 out on a fly to McKee. Miller contacted one of Heisser ' s slow ones, and filed out to Cooper. Smythe out on a fly to Fenno. One hit. No Runs. Harris out on a fly to Smythe. Barchet grounded out. Miller to Dasher. Fenno went out on a long fly to Wood. No hits. No runs. Army 1, Navy 5. Eighth Inning: Dasher got two bases on Fenno ' s error. Storck out at first base, Cooper to Waid. Elhnger grounded out, Barchet to Waid, Browning reached first on Heisser ' s error, and Dasher crossed the plate for Army ' s second score of the game. Cousland fanned. No hits. One run. Cooper out on a grounder. Miller to Dasher. Leslie went out when Dasher caught his high toul. Ward out on a foul to Cousland. No hits. No runs. Navy 5, Army 2. Ninth Inning: Wood attempted to beat out a bunt, and was thrown out, Harris to Waid. Bingham hit into left field for a circuit trip. Stevenson, pinch- hitting for Miller, went out on a foul to Barchet. Smythe singled. Dasher hit for two bases. Petersen relieved Heisser on the mound. Storck up. He hit a hot one to Barchet who made a beautiful catch and threw Storck out at first. Three hits. One run. Army 3, Navy 5. Harris, c. . . Barchet, 3b. Fenno, cf. . . Cooper, ss. . Leslie, If. - . . Ward, rf. . . . Waid, lb... McKee, 2b. Heisser, p. . . Petersen, p. JVAVY Ab R H ..21 . . 3 1 . . 4 1 .. 3 1 .. 3 ..4 1 BOX SCORE 4 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 1 12 1 2 E 1 1 1 ARMY Ab R Smythe, cf 5 Dasher, lb. ... 5 Storck, 3b 5 EU ' ng ' r, rf 4 Br ' wn ' g, 2b. ... 4 Cousl ' d, c 4 Wood, If 3 B ' gham, ss. . . . 4 Stadler, p 2 Miller, p 1 Stev ' n ' n 1 H O 1 1 2 .38 3 8 24 14 3 1- Totals 27 5 5 27 10 3 Total: Batted for Miller in ninth. Navv 1 4 Army 1 Home runs — Fenno, Bingham. Two base hit — Bingham. Stolen bases- Ward, Storck, Cousland. Sacrifice — Browning. Bases on balls — off Stadler 6; off Miller, 0; off Heisser, 1; off Petersen, 0. Struck out — by Stadler, 1 by Miller, 1; by Heisser, 3. Left on bases — Navy, 4; Army, 9. L ' mpires— Pfirmah and Emslie, National League. ml 1 LESLIE, N WAR] 411 MARSHALL l»|t«svi " If LEGGETT A MY-7SIAVY T%ACK zAnna-polis Maryland 31 May 192.4 THE tradition that Army-Navy contests are always the hardest fought of the season and that they are never over until the last possible score is chalked up, was again vindicated at the second Service track meet, held on Farragut Field. True, it was an Army victory, the only Army victory on that memorable day, but never let it be said that Coach Mang ' s proteges didn ' t put up the stiffest kind of a fight. The outcome, 79 to 56, was never a surety until the results of the hammer throw were announced, the next to last event on the program. Only one track record was broken, that by Barkes in the high hurdles, but the meet was not devoid of its thrills. From the crack of the gun which signified the start of the first race to the final whistle, both contestants and spectators were continually on their toes. Probably the most sensational races of the day were put on by Summers and Heacock for the edifica- tion of the rabid throng. Summers, in the 100 upset the dope by breaking the tape a hair ' s breadth in front of Heacock to win in 9 9-10 seconds. Heacock, however, reversed the decision in the 220 with a spectacular lunge at the finish, and fell across the line a winner. This is only an example of how every participant gave his all in that meet. Heacock might have sustained serious injury, but he was fortunate enough to be picked up from the cinders with nothing more than a dislocated shoulder. The points were fairly well divided in the track events; but in the field events, the weights especially, the Army demonstrated a decided superiority. The Kaydets grabbed all three places in the shotput, and first and second in the discus and hammer throw. Navy ' s only complete victory came in the half-mile, when Tammany, Leman, and Carpenter crossed the finish line in the order named. The first event, the century, was the prettiest race of them all, and was won by Summers over two 412 I OPIE widely heralded sprinters, Heacock and Dean. The high hurdles were immediately set up, which event went to Barkes, Army captain, over Huckins, our skipper. The latter made Barkes step to a new Academy record of 15 seconds, lowering the previous mark which had stood the assault of Navy stars for years, by 7-10 of a second. The hurdles were followed by the mile in which Newman, Army, took a rather easy victory from Shepherd and Tyree. The time, four minutes, 34 3-5 seconds, was not exceptional for the ideal conditions of a track in excellent shape and a negligible wind. The quarter, always a brilliant race to watch, was certainly not a disappointment. Hammond jumped into the lead at the start, and maintained it] over the back stretch. He did not have the necessary stamina, however, and consequently was beaten by Gilbreath in another thrilling finish. Tobelman ran a heady race to finish third. Gilbreath ' s time for the lap was 52 2-5 seconds. Now the fences were set up once more, this time for the low hurdles. Here Huckins ran into a bit of bad luck which rather threw him off his form. Fight- ing the winner for a first, he tripped on one hurdle and fell down on the next, allowing Barkes to win as he pleased, with Shapley third. The time, 25 seconds, equalled the Naval Academy record. As soon as the hurdles were clear, the aspirants in the two mile run lined up at the start. They attracted not a little attention from the gallery because of their nonchalant " standing " start, taken in preference to the more standardized " crouch. " Off to a fast first quarter, the runners settled down to the gruelling pace between Thomas and Calhoun. Some of us may remember the latter in that battle with Hurd in ' 23, breaking the record. The marathon finally ended in a victory for Calhoun with Br own of Navy third. Then came the greatest race of all, over the fur- long distance. Heacock was out to redeem himself after his defeat in the hundred, and Summers was equally determined to continue the good work. They were off as one man with little to choose as they rounded the corner. Entering the home stretch. Summers took a slight lead which he held as they ADAIR JHOMAS WTLEDGE » 413 SHEPHERD tore down the lane. Five yards from the finish another five points had been virtually added to Navy ' s score. Then the unexpected happened. Hea- cock threw himself at the tape and after the cinder- incrusted figure had been picked up from the track the result was announced. First, Heacock, Second, Summers, and a fighting third — Marshall. The last race was hardly more than a parade. Tammany won as he pleased; Leman came close behind, a good second, while Carpenter pushed the sole Army hope out of the limelight by taking third with a heart-breaking finish. Tammany ' s time was 1 :58, the fastest the event has been run off in these parts for some time. Enough for the track events — sufficient to ' say Army piled up four more points than did we, the final accounting showing 38 for Army to Navy ' s 34. It was in the field events that Army brought her big guns to bear. The shotput resulted in a friendly little workout between Thompson, Stowell, and Dabezies, all of Army. They finished in that order. The first four places were all within four inches, however, and Sol Levinsky was only two inches behind, so you can see it wasn ' t as bad as it sounds. The pole vault again made the score look more as it should, our skipper taking a first with McLean and Roberts tying for second. This event almost brought despair to the Navy adherents, as McLean could not seem to get his left arm over that bar, although he cleared it a foot with the rest of his body. The discus was almost a repetition of the shotput with Leggett, badly off " form, taking a third. We drew down several unexpected points in the high jump when Rutledge jumped himself into a tie with Opie for second place. Until Army ' s last toss in the javelin it looked as if the Blue and Gold had a clean sweep, but then Chism put one in the ground one inch ahead of Ragsdale ' s best heave. Leggett ' s shoulder was both- ering him and he was unable to place in this, his favorite event. In the broad jump our pentathlon champion came through with a record-breaking leap of 23 feet 3 inches, but it was disallowed, as he had SULLIVAN TuBELMAN CARPENTER 414 SUMMERS overstepped the line in taking off. A second was his official marking. The last event, the hammer throw, was the shotput all over again. Tiny Hewitt caressed the hammer with one hand and heaved it off about 132 feet, to win hands down. A Levinsky took third in this event, none other than our own " Sol, " and although that point looked good to us it did not figure much in the score. Thus ended the second Army-Navy track meet. Going into the contest the under dog. Navy put up a wonderful fight all the way and kept the Army score much lower than was predicted. Our lack of strength in several events where the Kaydets were particu- larly powerful is what lost for us. But with a lot of comers on the squad and a good crowd coming up from the Plebes, we feel confident that in the near future there will be a different story for some cinder stars to tell their children. SUMMARY Field Events Points Army Points Navy Pole Vault 2 7 Shot Put 9 Discus Throw 8 1 High Jump 5 4 Javelin Throw 3 6 Broad Jump 6 3 Hammer Throw 8 1 41 22 Track Events Points Army Po nts Navy 129 yard High Hu rdles 6 3 100 yard dash 4 5 One Mile Run 5 4 440 yard Dash S 4 220 vard Low Hurdles 1 Two Mile Run 5 4 220 Yard Dash 5 4 880 yard Run 9 RAGSDALE 38 FINAL SCORE: Army, 79; Navy 56. 34 McLEAN 415 BERTSCHY, N MY-?iA e UY LACROSSE West Toinh 2 £. Y. 31 May, 1914 AT noon on the 30th of May, 1924, a group of r blue clad midshipmen stepped off the train at West Point. The initial invasion of the Navy Lacrosse team was on; for the first time in history the age-old rivals were to cross sticks. From the midst of a mediocre season Captain Cullen lead his team up the Hudson with the deter- mination to win. Navy ' s seven-year undefeated record had been marred by Maryland, who in turn had been bested by the Pointers. So the Kaydets were the favorites, but favoritism means little unless it is the good favor of the goddess of chance. At 2:15 the captains met with the officials at mid- field and the usual formalities were carried out. At 2:25 the initial whistle sent the teams into action. In less than two minutes the Pointers had felt the strength of the fighting Navy attack, for Billing twice drove the ball at the Army goal. On each occa- sion, however, Horner made an excellent stop. Army countered this outburst with a sally to our end of t he field, Marinelli taking a shot which missed by inches. In the general melee before the goal Whitey Taylor was hurt and had to withdraw. His vacancy in the defense was taken by Swede Lind. Swede rose to the occasion and watched Marinelli so closely that after a third mix-up at close quarters the Army star withdrew from the game. The battle raged back ■■I BEAKLEY, N LAIDLAW, N BARNES, X £ m u£ 416 LAYNE, N FINES, X and forth at a fast pace, but the break was yet to come. A long pass from our defense sent the ball far down into Army territory and the attack maneuvered for position. Then the break came, as a lightning pass from Coleman was converted by Billing into the first score of the game. The small group of Navy rooters went wild, for Navy had drawn first blood. The Corps arose en masse and pleaded with their team for a score, but when there was any scoring to be done it was a Navy man who was at the busi- ness end of the stick. Scotty Laidlaw, who had re- lieved Bertschy, was at his best. With seven min- utes left to play in the first half Scotty slipped in a beauty, and later, with but one minute of play re- maining, Coleman scored the last goal of the half by driving the ball into the net from the twenty-five foot mark. At half time the Navy supporters were jubilant, for we had three times tasted Army blood. Only in the early part of the first half did the Pointers display any concentrated attack. Their threatening gestures were, however, completely smothered by the Navy defense. The Navy attack had at last found itself and was working as a perfect unit. The second half opened much the same as the first. Navy took the ball at the face-ofF and in less than a minute Freddy was hammering away at the Army net. For half the period defense predom- inated, though every man of the attack had a few shots at the goal. These were all handily cared for by the Army net man. Then Cullen, by a beautiful bit of slipping and dodging, sent the sphere into the DASC ' OMB, N DEVENS, N 417 MILLER, N net for the fourth Navy goal. The play now became more furious than ever for the Kaydets were trying desperately to score. The Navy defense was still impregnable, however, and t he goal was unmolested. Just a few minutes before the final whistle, Beakley scored Navy ' s fifth and final goal. In the first en- counter on the lacrosse field between the Army and the Navy, the blue-clad warriors had come out on top. It is follv to attempt to pick a star from such a game as this. Too much cannot be said about our team. Each and every man was an individual star, but it was the teamwork and the old Navy fight that had been the unbeatable combination. In a few quiet words before the game, George had told the boys what he expected of them, and he was not disap- pointed, for every man gave all he had all the time that he was in there. Captain Cullen ably led the attack on the Army goal, with the perfect assistance of Billing, Bertschy, Beakley and Laidlaw, while the defense fo rmed a veritable bulwark before the Navy goal. Many an Army man came rushing down the field, only to hesitate before the Navy defense. And he -who hesi- tates is lost. The ball was soon cornered by our Hamaneggers and was soon on its way to the other end of the field. The substitutes were all equal to their tasks and aptly filled the shoes of their predecessors. Army ' s outstanding players were Prudhomme and Vischules on attack and Horner and Captain Salmon on defense. Had it not been for the spectacular stops by Horner at goal the Navy total would have COLEMAN. X TAYLOR, N BROWN, N 418 KREISER, N ' CRAIG. N« »».» been noticeably increased. Captain Salmon played his usual steady game and clearly showed why he was chosen for the All-American. Prudhomme, who showed flashes of exceptional form, and the diminu- tive Vischules, were a constant source of worry to the Navy defenders, both giving wonderful exhibitions of all-round ability. In the face of inevitable defeat, the Army team played the game to the bitter end, giving its all to a lost cause. Every man fought every minute, and the greatest tribute which may be paid the Navy team is that it won from a bunch of clean, hard fighters, and were good enough to out-will the Army ' s will to win. From beginning to end the trip was a huge suc- cess. Too much cannot be said of the courteous treatment accorded the squad during its visit to West Point. From the first lusty greeting as we entered the mess hall on Friday, until the last fare- well on Saturday afternoon we had a wonderful time. All hands went out of their way to make things pleasant for the visiting midshipmen, the Kaydets were royal hosts. A night in New York to break training — who will forget that dinner at the Commodore or the big parties afterward — and the team returned to Annapolis to enjoy the remainder of a successful June Week. Our Navy Team had tackled the seemingly impossible and had succeeded. ALBERTSON, N FLIPPIN, N 419 SHAPLEY JLRMY- AVY " BASKETBALL QAME Annapolis, --Maryland 2.8 February, 19X5 IMMEDIATELY after chow, the grand rush for the Armory and a seat. By two o ' clock the stands and balcony were packed to the limit, officers and drags were on one side, while across the court was the regiment en masse, tense, noisy, but confident of victory. At two fifteen, the Army team, led by Captain Wood, made its appearance, followed shortly by Captain Leggett and his cohorts. Both were greeted by a lusty 4-N and the Navy stands went wild, then settled down to watch the pre- liminary warming up of both teams and to take stock of the Kaydets ' apparent ability. With the Regiment at attention, the band played " Benny Havens, O " and it was time for the opening whistle. Promptly at 2:30 Referee Ortner tossed up the ball and Stober, lanky Army center, immediately tipped it to Roosma, who shot from mid-court. The ball went wide. From this point it was evident that in Roosma lay Navy ' s gravest danger. Parish fouled Johnny and his free throw started the scoring. Army led 1 to 0. A moment later Craig fouled Wood with the result that the West Point stock soared to 2 while Navy was still trying to register. Parish and Craig were bombarding the hoop but seemed unable to find the correct range. Parish again fouled Roos- ma, the Army ace missing his free throw, only to follow with the first field goal of the day. Army 4, Navy 0. Kammerer fouled Shapley, but Allen missed both shots, whereupon Army carried the ball the length of the floor and after a melee under the basket, Kammerer tipped in Army ' s second double decker. Army led 6 to 0. Captain Leggett took time out, while Day went in for Craig. Navy ' s form was ragged, passing was loose, and uncertain, the passes often finding their way into the hands of some grey- leg. The team work was far below par. Something was missing and it was only the super-brilliant guard- ing of Leggett and Shapley that prevented a rout. On the resumption of hostilities, Stober dropped in two fouls and Army forged farther into the lead. Red Day then started things for Navy by making good a free throw. Army 8, Navy 1. Rule sank a snow BADGER SIGNER DAY, N 420 CRAIG, N bird, only to let Stoher retaliate by sbooting a pretty one from the field. Army took out. Score — Army 10, Navy 3. When the whistle again sounded. Day was at center and Craig back at forward. Parish made his. third personal but Roosma missed the free shot. Day broke loose and looped a beauty from mid- court, to be followed by a free throw by Craig. Army 10, Navy 6. Navy was beginning to hit her stride and the team was going beautifully — the kind of team work that carried them through the Western trip had the Army completely bewildered. Roosma made good a free throw as the half ended. Score — Army 11, Navy 6. The teams came on for the final struggle and after a few preliminary shots, the whistle sounded and the last period was on. Navy continued its sensational work and while Army was trying to find out what it was all about the score was tied. Both teams missed a shot. Leggett missed a sleeper. Roosma was fouled but missed. Roosma fouled Day and Red immed- iately made good the gift. Army 11, Navy 7. Then Craig and Parish each slipped one through the net from mid-field and the score was knotted, 11 all. Army took the lead again when Shapley fouled Kammerer, and Navy took time out. On the first play Parish sank one from the field and for the first time Navy led, 13 to 12. Roosma made one from mid- court, followed almost immediately by another close in. Army 16, Navy 13, with four minutes to play Wood fouled Craig, but Kenny missed both tries. Then Roosma dropped in two beauties in succession from the center of the court. Our skipper made good a free throw and the score board read Army 20, Navy 14 — the lead was too great. Two minutes to play. Wood made good a foul. Navy took time out. Par- ish netted a spectacular two-pointer from well past the center of the court, thus boosting our stock to 16. Day made good a free throw and the scoring was ended, Army 21, Navy 17. Rule came back for Day while Day replaced Hamilton at forward. Another tip- off and the game ended out, as Kammerer was fouled, but he did not attempt the free throw. The Army rooting section went wild and poured onto the court to congratulate the victors. The Blue stands stood silent, Navy had failed in the supreme test, but down in our hearts we knew that the team which had run roughshod over so many opponents in earlier games was capable of a better game. The right combina- tion was found too late. Navy ' s maneuvers were cost- ly and West Point ' s lead accumulated in the opening minutes was too great to overcome. .!( INES H. UII.To - FLIPPIN 421 KELLEY. N , Captain, 1925 I YMAN, N . Annapolis, Maryland 31 May 192.4 BEFORE an enthusiastic crowd of Army and Navy rooters, Navy ' s tennis team encount- ered that of the Point, and when the last cloud of dust had blown away, the score in matches was Navy 7, Army 2. The racqueteers thus made the first contribution towards decree- ing the gala day of spring sports in 1924 a Navy Day. A colorfully dressed multitude ornamented the stands on Stribling Walk and the side lines. The gods were kind and gave us lovely weather, which vied with the happy expressions on the faces of old grads, mothers, dads, and Navy girls in all their springtime splendor to make the setting all the more delightful. The umpires and court officials were of the best; the playing was rapid, thrilling — the scene was all that could be desired. In short, the morning ' s entertainment was ideal, from a Navy point of view. The officials were from the Official Umpires ' Association of the United States Lawn Tennis Association. It was the first intercollegiate meet at which U. S. L. T. A. men have officiated. Their able judgment was much appreciated, and the matches were all the more pleasingly conducted for their presence. To refer to the meet itself, there are in general three things worthy of mention: The admirable spirit of the Pointers in losing like the true sports- men which we know they are; the capability of the players on both teams; and the surprising score which the Navy netmen rolled up in the course of the morning — these were the things which impressed the onlooker. Young and Hedekin in the third singles had a battle royal. Young performed in his habitual style and fooled his opponent and the spectators in the first set. After dragging it out, he lost it 10-8. But his come-back in the next two sets was WIXSLOW, N 422 : jB BK a, m b i|j Hfe F T Bfl H He IX • 1 lWi » TV • •■ " T g i ra[ ILJ 1 Lfi V K V Ej I ' .! ! 1 iff3rjr y i i Tb !Uh I • B 1 H- fl PATTERSON. MOELLER, N a joy forever. He handily took them both with 6 -1, 6-0 scores. While we are speaking of the particular things that impressed one that joyous May morning, we must remember that Lyman gained a secure foothold in the Eastern tennis Hall of Fame by so decisively defeating the much touted Garbisch. Garbisch won the first two games of the first set, and the spectators thought he would have little trouble in disposing of Navy ' s so-called embryonic star. The Californian came from behind and won 6-3. The next set was all Lyman, score 6-1. The " Garbisch grin " won said young officer a host of friends. Whether we ever saw him perform on the gridiron or not (and sad to say, we have), that determined, good-humored expression made us realize that here indeed was a man who could make his presence felt in most any branch of sport. Baldwin of the Point had had an impressive season ' s record but it all went up in the proverbial smoke. Hartwig conducted himself as becomes a Navy skipper and defeated him, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1, in spectacular sets. Oxreider won for West Point its only singles victory when he defeated Bruce Kelley in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4. Navy ' s captain-elect recovered from his apparent nervousness, however, and teamed with Lyman displayed some of the most brilliant tennis of the morning. Patterson won from Hutton in straight sets, and Lowery gallantly finished the last of the singles matches, defeating Cadet Bennet, the West Point captain, 6-3, 7-5. Of the six strings of singles, five went to us, and the outcome of the meet was assured before the doubles began. Of the three double matches we won two — all three strings going in straight sets. Young and Hartwig won with ease from Hedekin and Bald- win, 6-1, 6-3. Lyman and Kelley decisively de- feated Garbisch and Bennet, 6-2, 6-0. Moeller and Winslow hit rock bottom when they encountered Oxreider and Hutton, the Cadets emerging vic- torious with a score of 7-5, 6-4. Thus ended the start of a Navv Dav. YOUNG. N LOWERY, X 4:; r ESKIL80N I1 [TE%C0LL EgiATE FEnans Hotel Jistor, lS[eiv York April 3 and 4, 1924 THE Intercollegiate meet in New York furnished the only opportunity for the fencing team to meet Army. That the chance was met nobly was evidenced by the addition of nine N-stars to the large total acquired during the year. Incidentally, the In- tercollegiate championship, and the three weapon trophy which goes with it, changed hands from the winners the previous year. Army, to the new cham- pions. Navy. Both teams were formed of seasoned material and both had arrived at the battlefield, the Hotel Astor, with but one intention — to whip the other. Consist- ent with the usual Army-Navy game popular attrac- tion, when the teams met, interest in all other bouts stopped and attention centered on the old friendly- enemy struggle. Nor did the interest prove unwar- ranted, for the fight, to these two teams, meant more than gold medals and cups. Individually too much credit cannot be given the epee team, Calloway and Fletcher. Calloway won the individual intercollegiate championship while Fletch- er carried off third honors. Calloway exhibited some of the most finished form and flashy work that had been seen in New York for many a moon. In winning the championship he regained what he had lost by a small margin to an Army man the year before. It was extremely gratifying, then, to see Calloway win bout after bout until he stood at the top of the list again. Calloway alone, however, could not win the team championship for which points were giver. towards the three weapon championship. Fletcher did not lose a team bout. In team competition these two scrapped through with fifteen wins out of six- teen bouts. This remarkable record was largely instrumental in the team ' s final standing. Army ' s sabre teams carried off the intercollegiate honors, Clarke of Army winning the individual championship. It is notable that they had to win the intercollegiates to stand above Woodyard and Rhamstine, who stood second. The outcome was doubtful until the last moment, in fact, the regular matches ended in a tie for first place. In the fence off Army won five to our four. Woodyard stood two GRAN ' DFIELD, N FLETCHER, N 42+ CALLOWAY, N WOQt YARD, X individually. In his bout with Clarke which decided the issue, Woodyard displayed the sportsmanship of a true Navy fighter when he acknowledged the touch which the judges were puzzling over and with his winning smile, which he wore in victory or defeat, walked over and congratulated Clarke. The two of them stood head and shoulders above all other contestants. We had never put much faith in the story of D ' Artagnan before we saw that bout. But ' twas easy to imagine either Clarke or Woodyard standing in a doorway and lopping off heads in all directions. None other but an Army-Navy match could have produced two such men. Clarke, we salute you, and we ' re mighty glad that Woodyard is wearing Navy blue. Captain Grandfield, Stubbs, McDill, and Speer composed the foil team. Here again the sledding was not so smooth, and the victory was closely contested. Grandfield was the most consistent of our foilmen as evidenced by his final standing. He stood three individually. McDill performed the most brilliantly but, due to his inexperience, somewhat erratically. However, when he got mad and confident at the same time, we honestly believe he could have de- feated two Kaydets, one in front and one behind him and emerge unscathed. Stubbs plugged away continually and pinned more than one opponent on his point. The foil team had a splendid record before the intercollegiates but in their eagerness had worked a little too hard and were all growing a trifle stale. When the dust had settled, however, Navy had a slight lead, standing four against Army ' s fifth place. During the three days stay at the Astor, the friend- ly relationship between the Kaydets and Midshipmen was particularly noticeable. Blue and grey uniforms mingled together in the dining room and formed mixed cheering sections for both teams impartially, as long as an outside team formed the opposition. When the Army and Navy set to in contest, however, the battle waged the fiercer for their previous com- radeship. It is a rare pleasure to meet a team which shakes hands so heartily and fights so cleanly and determinedly. The intercollegiates then were a decided success for the Navy, not so much because of the Inter- collegiate crown won, but because we were able to face Army. Whatever the outcome, the pleasure of fighting our friendly rivals up the Hudson and enjoy- ing the keen competition and clean sportsmanship they presented was enough recompense for the long hard season of training. That we emerged victors made the meeting doubly sweet. ELLISON 425 CLASSES " . ' mImI SECOND CLASS TRULY ours has been a life of contrast; from candidate to plebe; from plebe to youngster; from youngster to second class-man; from two rivers a year to monthly floods; from deck force to black gang; from Copen- hagen on one cruise to London and Paris on the next; from singing in the mess hall to listening to the band at play on a Wednesday evening; from assistant to M.C. ' s; from the savvy six to the dumb dozen; from the blind drags of youngster year to the sweet young things of second class fame; from " duty " to " watch " ; from this to that — even so have we mounted to the heights and descended to the depths. Now, in retrospect, we look longingly on our younger and more innocent days, their hardships hidden under the film of passing time. " Now when I was a plebe — " and then memories of those sultry days in June and the momentous occasion when, after hours of history, we threw off the bonds and rose to the dignity of one diag. And now those days seem long past for have we not supplemented that one diag with its brother to lend added weight to our left arm and to weight us down with our cares. And yet the career as a second class- man has been made bearable with the thought that — " Oh next year we will take charge. " It might be well to turn to some of the highlights of our early career in the ranks of the pampered pets. Outstanding and prominent in the array comes our debut on board ship. Ah, yes, experience is a hard task- master. We were soon on intimate terms with swabs, squilgees, kiyis, slice bars, buckets, dogs, salt water soap, banjoes; we learned who said, " Coming through dirty " and " Let ' s swap backs " ; we corroded our sides with jamoke; we became adept at washing both ourselves and our clothes from a bucket; we sought diligently 42S H but often in vain for new places to caulk; we aired bedding and held quarters; we damned and blessed in the same breath — but we learned. However it was not all work for we called on several foreign ports. With our nonchalant air of globe-trotters, our pleasure bent mien of the man-about-town, we sought and found pleasure and adventure in the foreign countries. True, we may have been swindled in Gib or have been robbed in Greenock but still we gained in our knowledge of the ways of the world. Many were our experiences and long will they furnish us with reminiscences with which to gross our spare moments. And then the homeward voyage under calm skies and starry nights, but marred by the intricacies 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 those things of which we had dreamed and talked for two long months. Sept leave — the greatest of all treats — affords a tender 429 memory to all, for what leave can ex- ceed in concentrated pleasure and joy that initial month at home among friends? So wide and varied were the experiences of each one that it would be folly to do other than make a mere superficial mention of the event. And yet when the time had passed on all sides was heard — " Gosh, it ' s good to be back at the old place once more. " Somehow the Academy had grown into the aspect of a home — and is it any wonder that we should feel a sort of love for the place where we had spent such a path of our life as plebe year? The throes of Youngster Year were soon upon us. The great Academic team of Calc and Skinny haunted us even in our dreams. As usual the work was fortunately interrupted by play — the Game, Christmas Leave, the Gymkhana, the Masqueraders, the Musical Clubs, and the hops, all afforded a welcome breach in the routine. Flippin was elected as our guide and an able one he has proven to be. The Academy seemed in a transition stage as was evidenced by new style uniforms, improved scenery in the yard, and more rigid regulations in disciplinary form. Spring descended upon us with its deadly spring fever and many succumbed to its drug-like effect on academic work. 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 fairyland of color — narcissus and lilacs bloomed on all 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 con- spired against us until all hope of sane boning was lost and we gave ourselves up to deliciously idle day-dream- ing until, before we realized it, we found ourselves in the middle of the June Week competitions and dress parades. The addition of that extra diag was a momentous occasion for is not a Second Classman required to be a privileged character? All too soon we realized our relati ve insignificance when the Crab Fleet gathered us up for our three month sojourn at sea. There was the novelty of having the youngsters do the hard work as we had before, of taking charge on certain occasions while " turning to. " Again the long and weary trip across the Atlantic with its attendant rough weather rather fed us up on the ocean (yes, the fishes got their portion too) and we welcomed the sight of land. Torquay with its surrounding country and the trips to London, Brest with its attendant journeys to Paris and its insight into Parisian life, Rotterdam and Antwerp with their royal receptions, and Gib with its big rock and its small shops, all afforded great interest and pleasure. All too soon the reality of these places passed, leaving only fond memories of our best cruise ever. The trip back with the new and more complicated war game, with the usual S. R. B. P. ended with the first class taking com- plete charge of the Crab Fleet in its trip up the Bay. That youngster Sept Leave may have been good but it seems to us that bigger and better leaves seem to come our way. No previous one could exceed this leave on which we sported our two diags. All too soon we were in Crabtown again becoming acclimated to our new status. Steam, Juice, and Math presented a formidable front and it seemed as though we were completely sur- rounded by demons with little red books. The football games gave Saturday a colorful touch for the Navy team never failed to draw a good crowd. Every game was resplendent with thrills and was greatly appre- ciated. Two trips during the season helped keep up the spirits of the Regiment: first, to Princeton to meet the Tiger in his lair, and second to Baltimore for the annual classic against our rivals from West Point. The educated 430 toe of the Greyleg leader spelled defeat for a fighting blue team, but we rejoiced in the fact that Army could not cross our goal line. The defeat put little damper on the customary celebration for every one had a big time. It is our ardent wish to see the Big Blue Team crash through to victory on the gridiron before we graduate. The days roll on with their continual troubles, the months roll on with their eternal examinations — and then the burial of math. This was done with somewhat less ceremony than in previous years but was just as successfully accomplished. With the disappearance of math we jumped from the frying pan into the fire for we received in return seamanship and ordnance. While trying to comprehend the principles of elastic strength of guns we realized the relative simplicity of our work in mechanics. The Christmas holidays gave the fortunate a chance to see old friends and from then on events passed rapidly during the winter season. When the first class journeyed to Baltimore for their class supper we had a preliminary taste of taking charge. This occasion was also a momentous one for it marked the retirement of Admiral Wilson and the advent of Admiral Nulton as Superintendent. We regretted the passing of the former for our two and one half years under his supervision had been very enjoyable and we were filled with natural curiosity about the latter. In March our new Superintendent addressed us relative to the policy to be pursued in our coming year as first classmen. Instead of the changing of the details of stripers each month until the selection of a final detail for three months, we are to have one permanent detail of stripers. This means, of course, a radical change, which we feel is gradually developing in the Academy and we know that the pendulum is on the upward swing. Our good old scrapper, Ragsdale, bagged an intercollegiate boxing championship and added five big points to Navy ' s winning total. Our swimmers acquitted themselves nobly, in fact, all our men in winter sports, did well. We are justly proud of the high athletic standards our class mates have shown and we look for great things from them next year. The spring is passing on and we now look forward to June Week and to that long awaited cry of " ' 26 take charge. " Our second class year has presented its hardships but has also been a most enjoyable one. We regret the passing of the intermediate status in one way, yet in another, we greet the glory of first class with open arms. 431 -- i 1 i r ■m ■ 1 " 1 I ! iu_» ■ I,, — -T— — — B THiRD CLAW GENTLEMEN OF THE PODUNK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: T) EFORE this sea of shining faces, I assure you that it is indeed a great pleasure to speak on the Naval ■ - Academy. I think it is customary to include some funny remark in all speeches, so I will tell you about the first day I spent at the Naval Academy. The W. B. A. car which carried me from Baltimore, Annap- olis ' nearest inland city, was on time, which was plenty funny. What ' s the sword for? Well, you see all Mid- shipmen are Junior officers and I am directly in line for a squad leadership, so I am quite forced to wear side arms at all times. But to go on: There are many classes of midshipmen, four in fact. The largest class is that of 1927, and as that is the class I have chosen for my subject, I shall tell you much more about that. To make matters sim- pler, I shall tell you of my own experiences in it. It all began one morning at the breakfast table, when Father looked across at me and asked what time I had gotten in, the night before. I told him; then he told me that I was coming to the Naval Academy. He has always been interested in my education and Annapolis is one of the finest boys ' schools in the U. S. When I reached quaint old Annapolis, or Arundeltown as we are wont to call it, I found there were some seventy other fathers who had taken an interest in their sons ' educations. We first went to the Administration Building, much larger than our own fair Town Hall, and were there questioned about our ancestors and had to file our family crests, for the Navy must be particular as to whom it gets. We then went to the Medical Quarters, were looked over and all found to be of that timber necessary for the different sports which one enters at once. The Commandant, a sort of dean, then made us all repeat a 432 pledge to be what we are, and then we were told to find our roommates, our rooms and our new clothing and things. This last was not so easy for we had many personal effects, all nicely tied in linen bags. Uncle Sam surely thinks of everything, for there were all the things we would possibly use during our stay at the Naval Academy. We took the things up to our new rooms and I guess that was our first lesson in naviga- tion. The personal touch is carried out on a big scale there, for we were all instructed to put our own names on each of the pieces of clothing we had received. This was preparatory to our extended course in signalling and required an exercising of artistry (essential to the Naval man). Getting used to the great banquet room in our dormitory, Bancroft Hall, took several meals, and the new uniforms were rather novel to say the least. Each day found new men entering the Academy, and before the first three months of this Plebe summer were over, we had well toward a thousand members in our class. Long, warm, tiring drills in infantry, boat handling, target practice, physical development, and engineer- ing took up each day; once a week we were allowed the liberty of Annapolis. There were teams in every sport made up of us new Admirals-Aspirant; many men who later made Navy teams were found in this man- ner. We had our own officers, a chap named Osborne being our commander. Evenings were spent in song- fests, and in writing letters to those who now seemed of another world entirely. All in all, it was a happy time, abounding in good fellowship, crowded with activities, racy with tales of the upper classmen who were soon to be our lords and masters, and gradually moulding us into better and finer young men. Labor Day, the company winning the most points in the inter-company athletic events, was given a precious day of liberty to visit Baltimore and Washington. The next day, our first classes started, daily recitations in Spanish and French being our lot. September was soon over, and our friends, the upper classmen, began returning to the Academy in great numbers Our first glimpse of them had been when they had returned from their summer ' s cruise to Europe, :iMMnr ir 11 » irini- 433 I»l»l«l»l»l»l»l«l» ' »l«l«l»l»l» ' « ' «l« ' «l»l»l» ' »l» ' «l iV o on the last part of August. We really had not known them so well then, though a few men who had stayed at the Academy on their September leave did their best to overcome that estrangement. What an envious lot we had been, when we had watched them start for their homes with a month of freedom! But, now, they must join our restricted lot, and it was almost with glee that ' " VV " V ' , we saw them sorrowful and rhino from their recall. Our glee was not to last long, for soon we were too busy getting that " Yes, SIR " toned to please and learning that in the Navy, obedience is required. Those first few months were none too pleasant but football helped to take our minds off of the touchy subject of our mistreatment. Every night, we went out to watch our Navy Team run through its practices and the thrill of the first Navy football game will live long in our hearts as a big day. Then, too we had our own Plebe team and a fast, hard and clever bunch they were Theirs was a most suc- cessful season, and many times they gave the Navy a taste of defeat in practice games. The game with Princeton and a trip to Baltimore made another red letter day in the fall, but all interest turned to the approaching Army-Navy game in New York. At last the day arrived and we shall never forget the trip to the Big Town, with its stuffy coaches full of smoke and excite- ment and the ferry ride. In the midst of a rain we marched to the Polo Grounds, and the biggest thrill of a lifetime was under way. Returning to our confines, we were in the keeping of our enemies, the Youngsters, but what mattered it, when we had seen such a great game? Our third set of monthly examinations was put safely away and it was nearly time for Christmas Leave. Ten golden days in this great city and then the return. We understood then the sorrowful looks of the upper classes that preceding September, and were hardly gleeful about anything. Exams, winter sports of all kinds, our indoor circus, new style uniforms, our dramatic society ' s show, the musical clubso-and somehow Easter leave came around to make life more livable. A few days of joy and those four walls beckoned again. Spring sports, more exams, a combined longing and dreading of June Week, and summer came slowly nearer. June Week found us all busy in a mess of parades, social calls to our superiors of the other classes, and preparation for the summer cruise. Graduation Day did come, and we found that we were no longer of the genus inferior. The mad parade about the Yard to the tune of " no more Plebes, " and a sudden realization that the upper classes had not been such a bad sort after all. Now for our first trip aboard a battleship, and Europe for the summer. Putting out to the ships in motor sailers proved some of us to be not such old sailors, and our first five minutes aboard our new homes only accentuated our growing belief that the world was pretty large after all. Sea life was very strange to us for many weeks, and many of us were sadder but wiser because of many intimate hours spent with a coal shovel, or deck swabs. Happy hours filled some of the long evenings and the movies helped, too. England was soon sighted and our first liber- ties in strange lands began. Gentlemen, to tell you now of our many interesting and surprising adventures would take all of my time and yours, but suffice to say, we went to Paris and returned. Target practice with the big guns was a full ten days, toward the last of August, and finally the chapel dome was a sight for sore Youngster eyes on a cloudy morning. A farewell 434 to the pig-iron b— oats and homeward- bound. Four glorious weeks of liberty, love, and learning were then given us; it was then that I knew I must some day return to this fair village, a man among men, to make my birthplace proud of me. ou cannot well imagine my grief at leaving this happy place at the end of that time, yet, I can say without casting any reflection on this town, that I was glad to get back to the home of my pro- fessional career ' s importance. Youngster year, as our Sophomore term is called, was a big setback to our vanities. We were not reigning supreme as we had thought we should after the servitude of the previous year, and we found new tortures in our academic work. Many were they who dropped by the wayside to which comes no good Samari- tans, most of them because of the ever-benevolent Math department. I am proud to say, fellow townsmen, that many of the members of my class are now members of our Navy football teams and throughout the year the men of 1927 were looked on with pride by the entire Regiment in many sport meets. The trip to Princeton and the second Army-Navy game were highlights in the fall, and Christmas leave was bigger and better than ever. Our class was organized, with Tommie Hamilton as Class President. In every sense of the word, he has been that, and 1927 hopes to go on doing its bit toward the making of a finer and better Academy. Our two years have not been all roses, but still we have enjoyed them and it is our knowledge that we are the better for having the Broad Mission to follow and the arms of Mother Bancroft in which to find comfort through all our trials. I suppose, gentlemen that I ' ve said it all now. I want to assure you, again, that it has been good to know that good old Podunk welcomes me back to her fold. This sword is kind of heavy and if you don ' t mind I ' ll sit down now. Thank vou. NO. 7 HAUL DOWN ON YEf? PEAK HALYARD jfotan XI 435 =- FOURTH CLASS TO WHOM IT MAY OR MAY NOT CONCERN: KNOW ye by these presents that the various and sundry incidents here- inafter mentioned are real and faithfully portray the first stage of the four years ' travail of the conglomeration known as The Class of ' 28. Its charter members entered on the 16th of June, 1924, and, after a briet incarceration, obeyed the warning, " Abandon hope, all ye who enter here. " This group of future diplomats was augmented during the summer, until the class was 305 strong, a scintillating galaxy of sons. Having no stand- ards of comparison, we did not realize that Plebe Summer, with its inocu- lations, drills and extra duty, was Paradise enow. We were organized in four platoons of seventy-five men apiece and had platoon competition instead of battalion rivalry, as heretofore. The Fourth Platoon emerged a winner, which result was obtained by the number of men who were quali- fied this, that and the other things. This was a wonderful life, just enough misfortune to give us something to rhino about, but it could not last. Through the grey morning mist loomed out of the ba ckground of Kent Island, four grey monsters, each with its load of upper classmen, ravening for Sept. Leave. i niBT ■ here- i brief here. " ntil stand- inocu- zed in aition auali- oomea itl its We soon learned how to behave, under expert tutel- age. After the first month ' s fear of the unknown, we soon oriented ourselves and located the dead line. Things went along smoothly enough as ' 28, being an athletic class, had almost everybody " out. " Then came that fateful trip to Baltimore to see a Navy team fight against odds and yet keep its goal line uncrossed. Our sustaining hope next became thoughts or Xmas leave. Christmas finally did come but it would be treason to say that its brevity was responsible for its savour. It gave us a shock to realize that Xmas was come and gone and that the dire First of February was ap- proaching on horseback. It arrived all too soon and a large percentage of our comrades " fell by the wayside. " However, most of them will re-enter with ' 29. We, the survivors, have witnessed our second Army victory and look forward tensely to the track and baseball clashes vet to come. AND YOU ARE ONLY PLEBE! ;? V Our chief prayer, however, is not for these, nor for June Week, but for the end of June Week to shake a leg. Mention has been made of ' 28 ' s athletic prowess, but it is only just to you to recapitulate our achieve- ments thus far. Baseball, tennis and crew got under way with a bang and we made good in each, winning four out of seven baseball games, the majority of the tennis matches and decisively defeating the Culver Military Academy crew. The long cold winter months passed by and for the first time we saw the trees put forth into buds. This was only the first budding and we have a long uphill struggle ahead of us with three more such blossom- ings. Well the upper classes have certainly been con- siderate of us so far this year and we surely hope that they will keep it up. I suppose that Twenty Five caught the devil when they were plebes, but from all appearances this is gone, gone forever, and is now only a thing of fond memories of those who were trained under the old Navy. Of course it is understood that seamanship and the like is essential to the new recruit, and the upper classes tell us that when they were plebes that s ea- manship was taught during the meals. The mess hall of today is a place of an enjoyable meal to all of us even though we are treated rather indifferently by the upper classes. Whether we shall lose by this lack of so called attention is to be s$en in the future. We believe not! Nevertheless the year has been more happily spent than it would have been under the so-called " 01 ' Navy " of yester-year. The end of the year brings the climax of the revolutionary year of our lives. The first thrills of a June week and the ambi- pp? -J tions of our initial voyage on the deep blue sea have at last [ materialized., V- _J Only 1100 days until we are Ensigns. NO TIP NECESSARY THE FIRST THRILL 438 f i -t %i :t l ! A Top rou — Carson, Karpe, Hede, Howard, Ransom, Gellhorn, Gieenwald, Grover, Kelley, Kirten. Sitt i tin— Leahey, Hurt, Timberlake, Turner, Sentman (Chairman), Harlow, Billings, Taylor, Landeis, Hull, Johnson. XSCSTTIO l COMMITTEE TO this particular select circle falls the difficult, but interesting task of meeting, like the Toonerville trolley, all incoming trains and welcoming visiting athletes to the confines of our fair city. The Reception Committee ' s mission assumes large proportions of importance when we consider that the impressions carried away by these visitors and consequently the impressions gained by their respective colleges are almost wholly acquired by their contact with these representatives of ours. The importance of sending each visiting team away with a sincere regard for Navy hospitality cannot be over-estimated, because we lead such cloistered lives, comparatively speaking, that our contacts wifti other college men are necessarily few and the visiting teams must be the disciples to spread the gospel of Navy welcome, fair play and entertainment. Excused from drill on Saturday morning fails to compensate sometimes for a long cold wait at the Short Line Station but their real reward lies in the fact that all colleges are glad to send their teams to us, knowing that they will be hospitably received, and that visiting athletes, once they have made our acquaintance become firm friends and are glad to come again. That, after all, is the best test of the personality, hard work and efforts of the Reception Committee — long may they 440 jJHtiMi Top Row — Mumma, Roberts, Lyons, Nickerson, Crosley. Sitting — Loomis, Timberlake, Charleson. CLASS SUTTE% THE life of every Midshipman has its high spots to relieve the monotony of every-day existence — Army games, leaves, and the Class Supper. And the highest of all these, in more ways than one, is the last mentioned. All the old gang gathered around the festive bowl and board, perhaps for the last time as a whole class — the few who missed that big thrill are to be counted among the unlucky ones, to be sure. Who will ever forget that last dance before such delicate artistry? All other memories pale to insig- nificance before that one. Can anyone fail to remember the clamor, the hilarity and the good fellowship of that happy throng and remembering, fail to feel a strong pride in his class and classmates? To the Supper Committee is due a world of credit for arranging and executing an affair so hugely successful. In later years when we look back upon that glorious night we shall realize more fully than now, if that be possible, how much it meant to us to have been there. The memories of the Class Supper of ' 25 will never die for whenever Classmates meet, in the fleet or elsewhere, many tales will be told or that memorable night and the tales will lose nothing by the retelling. 441 I % % ■% ; ' t ' . . -V : I 1 11 X if - -- • " ir.sf Row, ■■■ to right — Mabley, Grover, Fradd, Russell, Ewer, Waits, Patterson, Ripley, Winters. Second Row — Meade, Wood, Smith, H. F., Morrison, Landers, Peterson, Smith, D. E., Stubbs, Mayer. Third Row— Raborn, Overstreet, Scoles, Richardson, Stanford, Duborg, Halloran, Alexander, Hagar, Irvin, Grenfel. Fourth Row — O ' Beirne, Agens, Fairlamb, Zollars, Wall, Kemper, Johnson, D. C, Detwiler, Evans, Boyle. MUSICAL CLUBS TOOK at ' em. Look closely, it ' s worth while. Have you ever sat in the i stern of a canoe listlessly paddling up a winding stream, with a brilliant moon overhead, under trees that overhung the banks, weaving in and out the shadows? Has there been a dream girl with you, leaning against a lazy- back with her shining eyes looking up into your face, her matchless form covered with the snowy draperies of summer? Then have you passed a dis- tant club house, whose lights twinkled in the distance, while over the water floated the close harmony of mandolin, guitar, violin, and voices? If you haven ' t, see that you do before many moons have gone, for it is then, and then only, that you have the world completely at your feet. You are the master of your fate. But maybe there isn ' t any mud scow handy, or maybe the ocean has just dried up. Well, if it or they have ' round about these words are scat- tered pictures of the boys who make a better substitute for the original than the original itself. Now you readers know why it is that there is such a string as the Combined Musical Clubs. Messmer took charge of the musical show this year and he managed it as well as he has done the orchestra, and as he does his violin. When this man puts a bow to the string he can do everything from make an imitation of a calf calling for its mother, to Paderewski taking his daily dozen. And speaking of the leader of the orchestra, we are reminded that without that body there would be no performance of any kind and whenever music is desired, behold the orchestra. MESSMER •BILL KIRTEX ' SLIM " BEECHER 442 Hkbs I IB ORCHESTRA Standing, left to right — ;Clark, J. E., Hewins, Lewis, G. A., England, Haley. Miller, 8. 8., Pollock, rlamley, Cavenaugh, Halloran, Lahn, Bransom Seated, left to right — kiker. Lampman, Benner, Smith, H. F , Busck (Leader), Rosenberg, Dreier, Weigle, Brown, Morris, Davey. Of all the sounds that cause distress and pleasure, the greatest is that of the human voice — sometimes inhuman. The Glee Club under the leadership of Landers, works hard and well. There is nothing richer and more melodious than a large well trained glee club. Such we have the pleasure of hearing annually. We shall always carry with us a vivid memory of that impressive phalanx of brass buttoned hannonizers. When entertainment is desired, when surcease from the cares and tribulations that beset mankind is wanted, try our special gloom chasers — Beecher and Kirten. They have not only — but also. That covers about everything, but doesn ' t cover the half of it. They have one great trouble; there never were enough encores to please the exacting public. These two have appeared in every sort of performance from Bat- talion Shows to radiator performances, and there ' s always a call for more. The Musical Clubs must work under cover, and in the dark, and there isn ' t much time for the boys to spend in preparations. But when they do come out from under the Regiment has that creepy sensa- tion up the spinal column which means that the emotions have been put on P— rade. Jty v-m- MANDOLIN CLUB Back Raw, left to right — Smith, R. S., Biederman, Loeser, Campbell, Lull, Sima, Busck. Bird, J. I-., Morris, I.. A. Second Row — Greenwald. Marks, Stone, Johnson. W. Y , Wogan (Leader), Rodgers, Dunlap, Gurney, Dolan i. s.|. Leader i, Bottom Row — Conrad, Shinkle, Sweeney, O ' Keefe. Not in picturt — Joyce, Slocum, Wilkinson. Chamberlain, Lewis 44 Seated, hit to right — Ray, Klakring, Naquin, Owens, Groff. Standing — Walsh, Gellhorn, Dyer, Poore, Glick, Malach. THE JAZZ " BAI D FROM the smiling shores of California to the rock-bound coast of Maine there has never been a gang of would-be musicians that could equal our own N. A. Ten in the production of foot stirring, movement cravin ' , gloom dispelling music. If you don ' t believe that, listen to ' em once or ask the people of Panama, Copenhagen or Halifax. More recently — last cruise in fact— the English were initiated and at the Tor Bay Hotel hop the gang was right in the meridian — in Aiore ways than one. Later, at the well-known Medical Baths Saloons (no swinging doors) all records for attendance and gaiety were broken, but the bunch was hot and he wasn ' t missed until too late. At Brest (where you take the train for Paris) another shindig was put on and it was a Wow — even though some uninvited guests appeared. The gang made several appearances aboard ship at hops and receptions but the ones we appreciated most were the ones coming up the Bay after S. R. B. P. when the Band kept everybody in good sp irits with their playing at Happy Hours and Vaudeville shows. With cruise hops, shows. Musical Clubs, and Rear Terrace concerts the good old gang has given us many pleasurable moments. They sure rate a world of credit for their work. 444 Top Row — Meade, Grover, Taylor, Beecher, Sentman, Nickerson, I ' hlig, Hicks. Sitting — Markham, Kelley, Billings (Chairman), Dyer, Smith, Hobbs. gYMKHA?iA AS everyone knows, the proper time for a circus is in the good old Summer k Time and with that season we associate all our memories of hair-breadth feats of skill, pink lemonade, the " tagger-cage " and all the accessories of a real sure-nough " most Marvelous Aggregation ever gathered under one canvass. " It is also well known 1 that the famous Forty Per cent dominate the inner life of the Academy; so what is more natural than that the Mids should reverse the order of proceedings and recompense themselves for a circusless cruise by the Gymkhana in February? Very simple, Rollo, and quite in keeping with the fight- ing spirit of the aforesaid Forty Per cent. The hum of a circus day crowd, the crackling of peanut shells and the cries of vendors told the crabs, yard engines, profs, near-profs, W.O. ' s and human officers approaching the scene of festivities that a bigger, better, crazier and funnier Gymkhana was about to be born. While the late-comers and other high-hatters were still trying to find parking-space, a blare of music burst forth fiom the far door and from that point emerged the huge parade of performers. Every heart went back to childhood days, every ear was strained to catch the notes of the old steam calliope, and the roar of lions — but no soap. We had everything but the calliope. After the Grand Parade the roustabouts came on, bringing the tight wires, parasols and other stage paraphernalia, with which the scene was soon made ready. " Now ladeez and gen-tul-men, we present for your approval the gigantic three-ring circus " burst forth from the leather lungs of Bill Pepper, the ring- master, and the 1925 Gymkhana was underway. Daredevil feats of tight-rope walking equalling and rivalling in grace and skill the best efforts of life- long professionals were seen in the first ring, a sailor ' s hornpipe in the second and in the third ring the Helium Quartet was bringing tears of laughter to the eyes of the appreciative crowd. So many things going on that everyone wished for another pair of eyes to properly enjoy the spectacle. Presto! The actors and acrobats disappeared and the next thing we knew the scene was laid for an Admiral ' s inspection as they " Ain ' t. " From the imposing trip over the side of the " old man " to the final tipping of the well-known bucket this act was a scream. Then we traced the art of Terpsichore from the days of our probable ancestors down to some mighty nifty soft shoe capers by Beecher and Markham. But who couldn ' t dance to the mean stuff the U. S. N. A. Ten puts out, short of paralytics and cripples ? The boys almost stopped the show with their hot music. 445 I Kg Most of the pleasure of the Section room scene which followed was reserved for those who have spent weary hours in similar environ- ment. From " greasoir " and " savoir " down to the lowly bilger — they were all there. All the old familiar faces were represented and we got a big kick from that act. The Gym team put on their usual stellar performance, winding up an act replete with feats of unbelievable skill and daring with a collapsible pyra- mid. The boys must have rubber bones and no sense of feeling below the shoulders as well as above. Most scrambled tableaux! Can you imagine Sir Walter Raleigh rescueing Captain John Smith at Valley Forge? They did that and several other equally inane subjects were portrayed for the amusement of the audience. After a thrilling gladiator race on roller skates the audience felt that it ahd had its money ' s worth and gave the show a hearty thumbs up. The " Moulin Rouge " with its hard-boiled propietors caught many, some went to the First Class hop where the Ten was strutting its stuff, and after the night was over and the last tired performer had gone to his bed in Bancroft Hall we all knew that the prophecies had been exceeded — this Gymkhana had been the biggest and best since the custom began. But wait a minute, folks! How about those who labored " unwept, un- honored, and unsung, " those who put in many weary hours of honest toil with no hope of applause or commendation and no other reward than the knowledge of a good job well done? Construction workers, amateur car- penters, ice-cream venders, roustabouts, make-up men and all the men behind the men we saw out there in the arena are just as deserving of a fair share of the credit as the most accomplished performer. Working 446 i act the :nce. at it Tk Wilt tk trod iana un- : toil tk cat- men IBM in every spare moment, preparing weeks ahead ot time for just one night ' s fun — for somebody else — building booths, fixing up costumes, arranging decorations and doing the million and one things that must be done if the Gymkhana is going to have a fair chance to succeed. And the night of the performance — in one small room three men are working fev- erishly to put make-up and wigs on two hundred performers in the short tim between supper and the time for the Grand Parade — and that stuff can ' t be slapped on either or the desired effect will be totally lost. Outside some- one is raving wildly about the ice-cream that has failed to arrive — uproar and seeming confusion everywhere but out of the apparent chaos the acts come on in orderly precision, giving the tie to our first impressions. Then the Gymkhana Committee itself and Freddy Billings in particular should come in for a fair measure of praise for their untiring efforts to think up something new anS startling, organizing the vast conglomeration into a working unit and arranging every last minute detail so that a smooth running show will result. The credit for the 1925 Gymkhana must be equal- ly distributed among the three essential parts of the organization — com- mittee, performers and the men behind the scenes and they all deserve a whole lot more for their work than they have ever received or ever will receive. i 447 1 =yil Top Row — Raugh, Stanford, Ra dalc, Xeblett, Shapley, Albertson, Boughton, Ervin, Custer, Curry. Sitting — Leahey, Standley, Ludwig, Roberta, van Nagell, Lyons, Billings, Owers, Taylor, Le Hardy, Kern. TH6 HOT COMMITTEE ONCE upon a time, a very pretty girl came down to the Acad- emy to play with the Middy boys — a very long time ago. In the evening she went to a hop and met ever so many young gentlemen who stood ever so straight and proud in their gorgeous uniforms — all leather and a half inch thick. Some of them could dance, some were awfully good-looking, and some knew how to say the nicest things to make her little heart flutter. A few com- bined all these qualities and how she enjoyed their company! Suddenly she had what is vulgarly known as a brain throb, but she didn ' t tell her drag because bids were hard to get at that time. Later she wrote to the powers that be and, as a conse- quence, at the next hop all the perfect ones wore cute little belts so that they might be easily distinguished by the fair sex in search of the elusive thrill. Thus was the Hop Committee born and the pulchritudinous lads with Chesterfieldian manners of that time have no less notable successors today — still handing out thrills and the age-old, ever-new line, cheering the home- sick, reviving the weary, and adorning the landscape wherever they may be! I c e t o i 1 THE LOg THE editor of the Wampus once said of The Log, " I don ' t see how they put out a comic publication once a week. " We fear that most complimentary gentleman was slightly mistaken. The Log, despite any pretentions on its part in the past, cannot be classified as a comic publication. In fact, it cannot be placed in any classification ot undergraduate editorial endeavor. It is a product of Midshipman psy- chology and represents to a startling degree the Midshipman. Granted this, its position is established as unique. That (tc»be heartily emphatic) explains the hybrid and peculiar animal that emanates from Bancroft Hall once a week. When it fails to come out on time the Midshipmen howl; when it does come out on time, they howl. This, by the way, is another bit of midshipman psychology which will not bear explaining. The work of the Log staff is not witnessed by the multitude but the result is. The latter is the measure ot their success. While The Regiment is not given to flowery words of praise, a great deal of commendation is due those men who have given their time and energy toward making The Log an appreciated part of the life at the Academy. V F- $ % % - r :«| ' - ■ Xkf LOG STAFF Standing — Goyette, Swearingen, Morgan, Butz, Speck, Bowling. Zurniuehlen, Brown, McLean, Boughton. Seated — F. Lee, Heavilin, Burling, H. N. Lyon, W. L. Wright, G. B. Fowler, Seabury, Warder, Kline. Front — Conrad, Forest. Not in picture — Sigel, Raugh, Thompson, Scott, Armstrong, Loos, W. C. Eddy, Browne, Meade, Campbell, Ericson, Sellers, Hinds 449 Pin Committee KlMSEY Hart Bond Wagner Charlson Lyon COMPTON TlMBERLAKE RING and pin. The first at once a badge of honor and symbol of our chosen profession — the other ■ the mark of our esteem or affection. What graduate could ever forget the big thrill, one of the biggest he ever had, when he first put the gold circlet on and felt that the worst was over at last, the end in sight and first class estate looming up so near and so full of pro mise? Or when she promised to wear his class pin always and be true just as long as she wore it? Another thrill wnen he had a look at his bill, and wondered how he could have been so dumb as to give away so many pins — that never returned. Ring Committee KlMSEY Hart Bond Wagner Charlson Lyon Compton Timberlake 450 The Keepers " Ira " Hobbs " Eva " Brant T ACH year the Goat sallies forth to meet the country or at least the best the country has to put - -- ' forth in the way of mascots and each year he succeeds in out-mascoting all of them, his tradi- tional enemy, the Army mule, included. He ' s quite a high-hat goat too, with his golden horns and gorgeous trappings, and takes a huge pride in each victory he helps put over — and they are legion, thanks to him. The Reef Poinrj shows the way and lets the light into the dark places for plebe and upper class- men — especially the former. The greatest compendium of useful information ever published and it does so much real good in giving us all the dope on the things that concern us most that we would surely be lost without it. " Look it up in Reef Points, Mister, and don ' t admit your ignorance. " Reef Points Staff Harlow, Ed. Grimes, Mgr. O ' Keefe Rorschach Tarbox Kirten Billing 451 • rj$J ■I lO longer did The Masqueraders, whisking you away into the world of make-believe, leave you, the midship- man, struggling with math or sketching impossible fire eaters. You forgot the whole world laughing at the anaemic maid, Susie, and the appalling nerve of King the crook. " A Full House " (there were four of them at the four performances) amply lived up to the dramatic stand- ard of the Masqueraders and the regiment. The truth of this statement lies in the fact that its success has been shouted from the housetops as the best of all Masquerader offerings. . . The play dealt with that winning combination of thieves and jewelry and love letters led astray by a mercenary chorus girl. The thieves, the lovers, the chorus girl, the owner of the stolen necklace are all locked in together in the same apartment. They are closely guarded by a trio of Irish cops that smilingly allow anyone to enter and sternly defy the same person to get out. After the love letters, the jewels and the two lovers have had their fill of adventure the play comes to the usual happv ending. Of the cast, there were fifteen of them, finished to that perfection I 452 1 that even surpassed the technique of many professionals. To single out the best of the fifteen is more than difficult, but were we forced to choose, we would place Hines, Black and Armstrong at the top of the " girls " and Allgood, Nickerson and Kimzey opposite them as the men. The illusion of Ned Pembroke ' s being anything other than a midshipman was shattered when we paused to marvel at the technique displayed in his osculatory act with Daphne. We might add that such superb and finished technique is to be found only in the Regiment of Midshipmen. In Collis, a Plebe, who played Mrs. Pembroke, we see the makings of a four year masquerader. His small part bespoke talent in every move. Daisley, as the old dowager, has an excellent range of voice which is the first essential requirement of every actor. Mumma, Broadley, Niekum and Fryer de- serve not a little credit for their excellent work. Gwinn, as the chorus lady, and L. A. Martin, as the temperamental land- lady, were especially good in their small but important parts. In the painting of a masterpiece, the value of the finished work does not depend so much upon the material used as it does upon the ability of the artist to apply that material. So it is in the Masquerader organization. Those who mould the raw materials selected for the cast into the characters of the play, deserve the credit for its success and to the coaches and the director, Mrs. Brereton, Professor Pease and Peterson, should go the lion ' s share. Lt. Comdr. Field, as officer representative, and Mr. Walter Plimmer, an eminent New York producer, gave liberally of their time and contributed greatly to this year ' s success. The business organization under Kelley, holding the purse strings and ninety-nine per cent of the responsibility, should receive as much applause as any one of the cast. Tha " : efficient organiza- tion was a steam-roller that smoothed out a most troublesome looking future for this year ' s offering. Mr. Schilling built and painted a set equal to any production on Broadway. The work of Mr. Schilling this year marked the tenth anniversary of his connection with that o rganization and his excellent work merits his place in the Masqueraders as a permanent fixture. The stage gang under Smith was a decisive factor in putting the production on the road to success. This gang, that gives so freely of its time and effort receives none of the applause but it is through its work that actual production is realized. The property gang under Williamson and Dunn contributed their greasy lines and wrested from anyone and everyone their furniture, silverware and carpets, so essential to a complete set. Hoffner, leading the juice gang, built a sign that outshone any on Broadway. Especial credit is due in that organization to the 454 STAGE GANG Standing, left to right — Ladd, Williamson, McDaniel, Kelley, Boulware, Shilling (Scenic Artist), Armstrong, Weimer. Sitting — Madsen, Poehlmann, Smith, J. M., Strain. work of Lovett and Home, who contributed greatly by their ingenuity to the construction of one of the most novel signs that has ever graced the Auditorium tower. Greenwald arranged an excellent souvenir program and the Lucky Bag printers gave it that touch of dignity which is so essential to all Masquerader performances. Even in the two understudies, Boorse and Quinn, and the lowly but essential prompter in the person of James, the Masqueraders endeavored to surpass all other productions. In this success, we feel sure that this organization mounted another rung along the ladder. So it has been and so it will continue to be in every Masquerader show to come. Quod erat demonstrandum. JUICE GANG Top Row — Moore ' 28, Boorse ' 26, Taylor ' 26, Hazen ' 27, McCann 27 ' , Shilling (Director Masquer- ader), Pease, R. S., Richardson ' 28. Middle Row — Trese ' 28. Schleif ' 2.5, Hoffner ' 25 (Manager). Clark ' 2.3. Bottom Row — Van Meter ' 27, Pierce ' 28, Lovett ' 26, Matthews ' 27. 455 Front Row, left to right — Morrison, Messmer, Grover, Fradd, Bogvilo, Shinkle, Bowers, Burton, Buttrey, Zernmer, Smith, S. P., Johnson, T. W., Landers Duborg. Second Row — Wagner, Riker, Manville, Shands, O ' Beirne, Watts, Detwiler, Kline. Schade, Sparklin. Third Row — Madeen, Smith, H. F., Swearingen, Irvin, Mullaney, Wilkinson, Ashford, Babbitt, Carpenter, Moneysmith, Lampman. Fourth row— Croft, Patterson, Sears, Hamley, Pollock, Banks, Scott, Stryker, Ray, Hale, Spencer. CHOI% TO our brass-buttoned warblers is due a good measure of the popularity of Chapel Services and they serve a double purpose in filling our ears with sweet music and providing a resting place for wandering gazes of the inattentive drags. " There ' s my Joe, fifth from the end — doesn ' t he look sweet? " I Y. M. C. A. OFFICERS Top Row — Albertson, Denning. Shapley, Cusii t Sitting — Flippin, Murphy, Taylor (Chairman), Lynn, Hammond. THIS organization, in a greater degree than any other, enables us to keep in some measure of contact with the " Outside. " On the series of fine talks we get from big men of the religious, business and pro- fessional world who speak to us on Sunday night we can always derive some inspiration for the hard week to come and it ' s really a big help. I I 456 ■ I Ion 457 Top Row — Lovell, Bou hton, Lee, Brown, Anderson, Heavilin. Sitting — Pefley, McAuliffe, Eller, Snedeker, Kline. the c r iT e c r npHREE years ago, a small band of Midshipmen attempted to form a literary society to be devoted to - - the collection of, promotion of interest in, and the writing of literature pertaining to the sea, the Navy and the life we love. Their efforts met with scant success at first, but they persisted ' and the final outcome was the formation of the Trident Literary Society, a new and at that time, not very popular member of the Naval Academy organizations. Continual striving towards the goal which they had set for themselves brought its reward, however, in an ever increasing interest on the part of the Regiment as a whole, and the Society finally justified its existence by the compilation and publication of Anchors Aweigh — a collection of sea and Naval poems written by Midshipmen. It then undertook the publication of a quarterly magazine — the Trident — which is now firmly estab- lished and has gained a well-deserved popularity in the Regiment. They have set a high standard but have never fallen short of it yet. That is the highest praise that can be bestowed upon any organization or individual. 458 I " BOARD POP This is the boss of the " den of iniq- uity. " Sitting out paps ami editing a Lucky Bag is a double job. We believe most of his friends are artists; at least it seems so from the way he secured our colored pictures— burning midnight oil with the board has produced this child of our combined efforts. " Say, Ham, is there anything to go up tonight? " FREDDIE This is the man, who, through his tireless efforts, has produced the money bag which represents the cost of such a book as this. It is no easy job to make both ends meet and to him goes the credit of successfully managing the financial burden of this Lucky Bag. " Say, Red, have you sold those four hundred books yet? " tconie tier of joems LIEUTENANT F. S. CROSLEY This is our officer representative who has given us freely of his advice and the advantage of his experience. Many long hours has he spent in keeping us on the right and the practical path in the preparing of this book. We were indeed fortunate to ha?e Lieutenant Crosley to guide us and we are very grate- ful to him for his interest. " Very well, I ' ll be in the office in a few minutes. " HAM This is the man who has been a jack- of -all-trades in our task. Every depart- ment, every picture, every detail has been handled through his desk. He has been a good hard conscientious worker with the best Lucky Bag as his goal. " Any copy come down today? Get Pop up here right away! " RAY This is the man who typed the biog- raphies and handled the proof reading. His efforts in collection of copy has aided greatly in fulfilling the mission of this book. " Say, if they don ' t get these biog- raphies in we ' re going to write them up in stereotyped form. Uncle Henry ' s back of us. " 1 ?|i ■XuT BM H i RAHISER Nanajina Editor 459 LUCKY BAq IKE This is the man that collected the pictures, sized them up and fitted them into the Bag. With his camera on the cruise he was always on the job, and the well selected variety of pictures viewed herein are due mainly to his efforts with the cooperation of Mr. Bennett. " .Say, how many pictures are missing? " BOB This is the man who is responsible for the art work. Ladies, he must like them, for this seems to be a real book of art in feminine form. Notice the Loo cover. " What cuts do you want for this section? " AL This is the athletic historian who writes of our far-famed athletes. He is a close follower of all our sports and has portrayed them in a most pleasing manner for your approval. ' ' How abi nit t hose engraved head- ings? " X. B- — Sorry, Al, we didn ' t get them. BRUTE This is another historian who has followed the events of a more universal and yet more intimate character and we leave you to his record of bull fights in Lisbon, tea fights in England and the daily duties of the pampered pets. " How many more words do you want in the write-up? " " Aw! Put in another cut. " I HARRY This is our collector. Coin Collector? Xo! But a collector of the most choice pieces of literature ever written con- cerning each individual ' s experiences — the collector of all our biographies. " No wonder the English Department bilges so many first classmen. " WALLY This is the man who parallels Web- ster in saying, " United we stand, divid- ed we fall. " He has endeavored to prove this in his organizations. " Boys, I ' ve the dandiest sketch for the Class Supper page. " 460 STAFF TOMMY This is the man who collected the " shekels " , and who has contributed most (generously of his time, efforts, and abilities towards making the Lucky Bag financially stable. His ideas of college annual advertising have proved most helpful to both our advertisers and to the Lucky Bay. " Is there room for ten more pages of advertising, Pop? " NORMAN This is the man whose skillful sales- manship and ever present, effervescent energy proved most valuable to Thomp- son in making the advertising section the feature which you find it. " Try the effect of a little American reciprocity! " RED This is the mid who has ably tried and is still attempting to sell Lucky Bays. The market was not quite what it usually is, but his never-say-die attitude cannot be beaten for producing results. Where a book costs so much to produce and is sold at a proportionately high price, this department, it is readily seen, bears a goodly burden. " Say, Freddy, I sold another book. " FREMONT This is the man who made all Pyne ' s mountains appear as mole hills. As an organizer and market finder he has been most helpful. " I have a book you ' ll want to buy, Commander. You ' ll like the faces in it. " DAVE This is the man who has read more of the Lucky Bag than any other individ- ual. Necessity is the proof. But Dave lias tireless fingers as can be proven by the amount of manuscript that goes in one of these books. " What have we got to type tonight? " ANDY This is the man who can tell you the price of hay on the moon, add figures ad infinitum, and can generally inspire one with confidence in his ability. Re- liable Andy has been indispensable to the business staff. " They ' ve overcharged us six cents on these cuts. " » 461 Academic Board — Naval Courts and Boards convened semi- annually to try those with nothing above the ears, and to absolve certain profs from first degree murder charges. Amount Available — What ' s left of what you get; after the Pay Department finishes with it. Anchor Man — The tail ender in the race for the sheepskin. Anchor Watch (Archaic) — Formerly a Plebe serving outpost duty for the purpose of detecting enemy movements during certain moments when valor gains precedence over prudence. Anns (Archaic) — the yearly slaughter of the innocents now accomplished by other means. Army — West Point: those who are constantly having the Navy Blues. Bat — To score heavily when pk._j against the All-Academics. Batt — Colloquial for battalion; example (awful) Daddv ' s Batt. Battle Wagon — Pig iron assembled into a first class fighting ship. Bilge — To fail in anything; to have the Powers-that-Be decide that your capabilities are too limited. Bilger — One weighed in the Academic balance and found wanting; usually a cross-word puzzle fan. Binnacle List — The hotel register of those temporarily in- carcerated in Sick Quarters. Blind — A victim of circumstances; sight unseen, fortunately. Blood — Member of the N.A. smart set; a hangover from civilian opulence. Bluff — Making brass look like gold (having more than the allotted share of " crust. " ) Bone — To gather fruit from the tree of knowledge in order to stay off the bushes. (See bush.) Bones — A series of lectures on Naval Hygiene treating of the fine art of being discreet. Brace — Something Plebes used to carry; not in the category of a Youngster. Brick — One of the fair sex who fails to measure up to the " fair " part, and who, when it comes to good looks, is dis- charged for lack of evidence. Briny Deep — Where the pampered pets spend three months trying to understand what makes a battle wagon run. Bull — Denebrinkism; the science of talking without saying anything. Bust — A faux pas; a horrible mistake realized only too late. Butt — The east end of a skag going west; small part of a day; singular for that part of the rifle range which receives. Buzzard — The bird above the chevrons on the right arm o f a midshipman, first class, who is a petty officer during the final striper detail. Calc — The nightmare, representing the Math Department, that haunts a Youngster ' s sleep. Candidate — A drug store cowboy who doesn ' t look before he leaps. Canned Willie — Supposedly eatable product obtained by treating meat condemned during the Revolution with acid, liniment, hair tonic, and formaldehyde. Caulk — To submit one ' s self to the wiles ot Morpheus. Chow — What one feels the need of until he enters the Mess Hall; anything supposed to be edible. Christmas Leave — Ten days for the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness, due to our Uncle Henry ' s generosity. Christmas Tree (Archaic) — Not up to standard, academ- ically, for the first term. A word to the wise. Cit. — A free member of the human race, not in uniform. Cits. — Clothes worn by a cit. Class " A " — A report for misconduct of a serious nature. Clean Sleeve — Void of stripes, as it signifies. Cold — The zenith; complete, as to make a cold swabo; synony- mous with radiators in our " dormitory. " Com. — The Supe ' s Right Hand Man; skipper of Bancroft Hall. Crab — One of the deadly species residing in Annapolis. Crabtown — The metropolis of Annapolis situated beyond the walls. Crack — To draw a royal flush in a game with the All-Aca- demics, as to " crack " an exam for a perfect mark. Dago (Archaic) — The jargon taught by the Dept. of Languages. Day ' s Work — A comprehensive name given to a two hour session with the Department of Navigation. Demerits — Little gloom sparrows; records of misconduct. Dope — That which Dame Gossip spreads. Drag — To escort a young lady. (2) The lady in question. Drag Blind — The real thing in taking a chance. Duty — Upholding the standards of the N.A. at stated inter- vals; your turn to accumulate the gloom sparrows. Extra Duty — Reaping the wild oats you have sown. Femme — A young lady; a girl; a drag. Four-0 — A perfect mark; a perfect femme; sometimes made by star men. Forty Per Cent — Those midship%en that the squirrels chase. Foo Foo — Employed by Snakes and Cake eaters in order to make favorable impressions; perfume, hair tonic, etc. French — To take French leave; unauthorized liberty. Fruit — A snap; something very easy; easy to pluck. Fuss — To flutter around the fait sex; to give the dear things a treat. Fusser — A parlor snake; he who basks in women ' s smiles. Gish, Joe — Naval Academy John Doe; any midshipman. Goat — The royal Navy mascot; in evidence at Army-Navy Games. Gouge — A cross word puzzle with the solution present, enabling the prof to buffalo his section; (2) Cheating, pun- ishable with dismissal. Grad. Terms — The siren call of the Shylocks who prey on the poor middies. Grease — The difference between failure and success; un- necessary oil used on the Exec, and Ac. Depts. in order to become teacher ' s pet. Greaser — One who is out for class standing or stripes. Grey-Leg — Brothers in the Service; a West Pointer. Gyrene — Member of the U.S. Marine Corps; German for " devil dog. " Hazing (Archaic) — Formerly an important factor in the edu- cation of a Plebe. We all got it ( ?) when we were Plebes. Holy Joe— The Shepherd of our flock; the Naval Academy Chaplain. Hop — Where those whose feet are continually restless give vent to their snakish tendencies. " Isn ' t he the most wonder- fullllll da-a-a-ncer, Irene? " Hundredth Night — Hundred nights until graduation. Hustlers — The Navy second teams who deserve twice as much credit as they get. 462 Jimmy Lecs — The Frenchers ' Nemesis; yard policemen. Johnny Gow — Name given to a lot of incomprehensible bunk masquerading as a text book. Jones — Founder of our Navy, often reported dead, and often believed only after much ado. Juice — A course called " electricity " that teaches one to ponder on " watt is ohm without my joule. " June Week — The annual showing off for the proud parents and O.A.O. ' s; the shouting when another year within the prison walls has passed. Kaydet — An inhabitant of Sing Sing ' s rival college on the Hudson; a West Pointer. Late Blast — The clarion call meaning that it ' s too late if you haven ' t at least one foot in ranks. Liberty — A sack of peanuts, a visit to the movies; permission to visit Annapolis and part with your coin in sundry ways. Log — The weekly dope sheet of the Regiment; The Friday Evening Pest. Lovers Lane — A gravel path which is not what it should be; Suffrage Alley. Man Overboard — A breach of etiquette; spoon left in cup. Masqueraders — An organization for the uplift of home talent behind the footlights. Math — Why the graduating classes are so small; mathe- matics. May Pole (Archaic) — The Academic Department ' s spring warning to ships about to be torpedoed. Mess Gear — The war ckibs of the animals; gear for coaling ship; deadly instruments for appeasing hunger. Mess Hall — The N.A. lunch room visited thrice daily; required, no regrets being sent. Middy — What the newspapers and girls call us. M. C. — Midshipman-in-Charge of a deck at Bancroft Hall; changed daily. Moke — The colored section of the Academy. Nav. — -Course of study enabling you to steer a rum line course; Navigation at sea and elsewhere. Non Reg — Outward evidence of supporters of Lenine and Trotsky. O.A.O. — The one and only girl in all the world. O.O.W. — Officer of the Watch; henchman of the discipline department. Oil — Product of Lady Nicotine; chewing tobacco. Oil Burner — One who supports Lady Nicotine in the above product. Ordnance — A course in Gunnery which enables one, knowing the Bullfestic Couff-sufficient, to kill a fly with a toothpick at right angles to the trajectory leading to the gun sheds. P.A. List — List of those denied special privileges until Posi- tive Action on their part shows that they merit further consideration. One step preceding a return to cit life. Pap Sheet — Daily report of misconduct of inhabitants of Bancroft Hall. P-Work — Practical or laboratory work, usually impractical. P-Rade — Showing off tor the visitors. Plebe (Archaic) — One step further than cit life; a fourth- classman. Queen — A girl who, in a beauty contest, would stand one. A swell looker, or cold forty. Radiator Club — Naval Academy Society for those taking the rest cure. Those who are born lazy, never get over it, and use the Radiator as a trysting place. Rag — To welcome Opportunity before she knocks, as " to rag the marks " ; getting information by taking advantage of another ' s laxity. Rates — Privileges; the distinction between one stripe and none. Ratey — One who disregards rates; one who thinks the sun rises and sets in the hollow of his right hand. Red Eye — Commercial product, commonly known as ketchup, used to make food edible. Reg. — According to the Regulations in the little Blue Book; what Plebes used to be. Red Mike — A misogynist; one against whom the wiles of Cleopatra would have been uselessly applied. Reina — A prison ship captured from the Spaniards and in which are kept, at stated intervals, our desperados. Reo. — A written request for anything from hair oil to " ropa Interior. " Rhino — Plunged into the depths of despair; a keeper of gloom sparrows. R.H.I. P. — Rank hath its privileges; why you walk when your seniors ride. Run — Mild form of hazing; to josh or kid along. Sat. — On the sunny side of a passing mark; signifying suffi- ciency of gray matter. Savoir — Endowed with an intellect which is above the average; one who can still smile after a contest with the Academics. Savvy — The result of having brains and knowing how to use them. Scuttle Butt — The drinking fountain on board ship; where the dope usually originates. Seamanship — That branch of study which teaches us not to wear our caps on the port tack when coming alongside the docks of discipline. Sec Nav — The controller of our destinies; the Secretary of the Navy. Semi-Anns (Archaic) — Mid-year examinations; what we seem to get every month now under a different name. Sep Leave — The annual thirty-day period of bright lights, theatres, parties, home-cooking, and freedom from the regular routine. Shivering Liz — What might be called Jello in cit life, but which is the incentive for sudden calls. Sick Bay — Where you go when you decide that " every picture does tell a story. " Skinny — A course in Chemistry and Physics intended to soften the shock of the Juice course. Sleep — Wherein you wander off to Elysian fields where W.O. ' s, buglers, reports, profs, etc., are " persona non grata. " Slum — A mystery as to its origin; generally supposed to be the leavings, scraps, and cast-a-way remnants of better meals rolled into something called a dish and likewise supposed to be edible. Snake (see fusser) — Tea Hound; a puddle jumper; drugstore cowboy; the ladies ' delight; bane of Red Mikes. Spoon — To show a friendly interest in a Plebe, evidenced by grasping right hand of said same. Speed Cone — A mush dumpling, edible if lubricated with syrup. Spuds — Species of fruit, original origin unknown, sometimes known to the uninitiated as potatoes. Stag — One who has neither the courage to drag to a hop nor the will power to stay awa — " the stag at eve had drunk its fill " 463 Star — The distinguishing pennant of a savoir (see savoir). Statement — An oily excuse intended to grease the skids under a pap sheet. Steam — Course in Steam Engineering; that which teaches us how to generate and distribute a supply of hot air. Striper — One who drew horizontal stripes in the regimental stripe lottery; a commissioned midshipman officer. Swedish — A horrible conglomeration of waving arms, legs, backs, and torsoes, generally accompanied by rude com- mands from hard-boiled gymnasium profs, thus: " Alter youse guys run a coupla miles, punch de bag ten tousand conseckatif times! " Swabo — Nothing, perfect vacuum, goose egg, miss, mark assigned to one whose brains are conspicuous by their absence. Supe — King of the Powers-that-Be; the granter of leaves, liberties, privileges; Godfather of us all; The Superin- tendent. Tea-Fight — A social gathering patronized by parlor snakes, tea hounds, puddle jumpers, and other such forms ot lite. Tecumseh — God of 2.5, explained fully throughout this book. If still in doubt, look at the cover. Tendency (Archaic) — A draft that blows the smoke away. " ' Tis an ill wind that blows no good your way. " Brought about by a clever arrangement of transoms, doors, plebes, etc. Two-Five — Without it you return to a civilian status; with it, you remain a midshipman; a passing mark. Tree — Weekly report of Who ' s Who in Bancroft Hall for the week; stragglers in the various Ac. Departments tor the week. Trou — A necessary evil; the most important half of a suit of blues. Unsat — Victim of the handwriting on the wall; about to be looking at the inside from the outside. Weighed in the bal- ance and found wanting. Valentine — The result of being unsat for the first term; a comic request for your resignation, usually received about Feb. 14. Watch Officer — The Stalkers, possessed with no feelings, wearing gum shoes, pouncing on innocent victims, and imag- ining they are emulating the sleuths of Burns ' Detective Agency. W. B. : A. — Wobble, Break and Amble; the limited between Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis, so limited that the time elapsing between stops would have been enough for a snooze for Rip Van Winkle. Wahoo — A fabulous bird that doesn ' t very often, but when he do do, Good Lord how he do enjoy it! Weak Squad — Ancient and Honorable Order of the Physical Wrecks. Wife — Roommate: no man is a hero to his valet, etc., etc. Wooden — Suffering from hysteresis of the brain; not savvy. Yard Engine — A wild animal living on our campus, may be a brick or good-looking; a rag, a bone, and a hank of hair. Youngster — The happy-go-luckiest class in the Academy; no cares, no brams; no use; no nothing. Zip — Zero; nothing; swabo; 0. ETYtMOLOgY THE task of providing a worthy successor to the earlier editions of this conglomeration of naval vernacular has been a heavy one. From sources far and wide, yet bound within these narrow walls, came these words which have taxed the brain of many a brainy drag, have worried a few of the remaining hairs from the nearly bald pate of several fathers, and have afforded untold amusement to the members of the inner sanctum. The majority of the terms have a free and natural swing which makes their pronounciation not difficult and for this reason we have omitted the intricate formulations and heiro- glyphics of phonology. However it might be well to call attention to such words as Kay- det or P-Rade where the phonetics are somewhat more difficult. It has been indeed interesting and astounding to delve into the etymology of many of these words. For example, consider for a moment the word BRICK. This choice, ex- pressive word is from the Ancient Gaelic in which it means Irish confetti. In its modern colloquial form it has become closely related to the less fair of the fair sex. And then again consider the term FOO FOO. This odoriferous word is from the low Arabic express- ion Phew Phew which signifies a strong odor. This has become in naval parlance related to perfumes and tonics which the snakes use to attract feminine prey. We might continue at length to discuss the etymology of other trite phrases but we believe that the imagin- ations of our readers are quite capable of coping with the problem. bou To the Reader: V_J2 c HE firms contained in the following pages, are true Navy firms, their reputation is known throughout the world • For years, they have been associated with the Navy, through The Lucky Bag • We trust that the reader will give them the consideration to which their enviable reputation entitles them. : 4g5 lUvAi " The Navy " Buys Everything y • 4f6 1 ►.s ?? ? ?: MIND YOUR COURSE! (Dedicated to the Class of 1925-U. S. N. A.) 9 ROM Severn ' s Shores You Sail Away In Life ' s Big Ship of Chance, And thru the Years, Yes, come what may Of Duty — Work — Romance — Remember that the Code You learned And studied when in School, Should be Your Code on Life ' s long Trip, Your one and only Rule! Annapolis — and all Her Sons Are mighty proud of You, And happy in the thought that now You ' ll wear the Navy Blue; She gave You Strength and Courage, Love of Duty — Valor, too; She taught You how to use these Gifts, And render Service True! Annapolis — with loving arms, Will guard You thru the Years, If You but use that one Big Rule In trouble — joys — or fears; And when Life ' s storms in Fury rise, To dash Your Ship on high — Be Brave, Alert, and mind Your Course ' Just fight to Win — or Die! From Severn ' s Shores You Sail Away, The Sea of Life to roam — God grant You Strength to mind Your Course, And bring Your Ship safe Home! 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C. 1127-1129 Boardwalk Atlantic City, N. J. «9 The ANNAPOLIS CORNER MAIN STREW Capital and Sufiis,! COURTESY SER Since its Foundation this Bank has handled the moneys of the Midshipmen and Officers of the United States Navy. Today we carry more Individual Naval Officers accounts upon our books than any Bank in this Country. We invite you to make this Bank your Business Headquarters throughout your Naval Career. Officers James A. Walton President Frank H. Thompson, Jr. Treasurer RlDGELY P MELVIN Vice Pres. and Atty. Andrew A. Kramer Asst. Treas. and Secy. THE FUR Loans Stocks Bankir rktun Cash Capita: Surplus Indivi Capital, Surplus an| s j 47 " vtWD TRUST COMPANY Tt ND CHURCH CIRCLE ndpbs, $200,579.54 Mava to i STRENGTH CONDENSED STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE ANNAPOLIS BANKING TRUST COMPANY FURNISHED TO THE BANK COMMISSIONER OF MARYLAND AT THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS, DECEMBER 31, 1924 RESOURCES Loans and Discounts ______ 2,035,363.26 Stocks, Bonds, Securities _____ 113,623.76 Banking Houses Real Estate - 81,148.48 Fixtures Furniture ______ 15,006.25 Cash and Due From Banks ----- 164,750.07 32,409, " 89L82 LIABILITIES Capital Stock paid in ----- - 100,000.00 Surplus ------._ 50,000.00 Undivided Profits ______ 50,579.54 Deposits ________ 2,159,312.28 Rediscounts -------- 50,000.00 32,409,891.82 A DEPOSITORY OF MONEYS OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND A DEPOSITORY OF MONEYS OF THE COUNTY OF ANNE ARUNDEL A DEPOSITORY OF THE MONEYS OF THE CITY OF ANNAPOLIS Vfits, $200,579.54 m Sincerest congratulations upon your successful surviv- al of the years of preparation and best wishes for even greater success in bearing the exacting responsibil- ities of the " service. " Caldwell " service " is ever yours to command over dis- tance and through the years. zAu Ife evoir J. E.CALDWELL CO. Jewelry, Silver, Watches, Stationery PHILADELPHIA m The HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY Philadelphia • J few Tork • - A?mapolis NAVY OUTFITTERS For Over a Century OUR TRADE MARK IS A GUARANTEE OF SATISFACTION ANNAPOLIS BRANCH: 74 MARYLAND AVENUE A. S. HuNSBERGER, ' Rjpresen m .itf.BANKS BlDhi jr ESTABLISHED 1832 PHILADELPHIA The heading Naval and Military Jewelers of America The large resources of this Establishment which include perhaps the largest American manufacturing Jewelry plant selling direct. The Department of Heraldry and Engraving is recognized nationally for the exquisiteness of its work. t The Departments of Diamonds, Jewels, Watches, Clocks, Silver, China, Glass, Novelties and Stationery enjoy an enviable reputation for the quality of their exclusive Productions and Importations. This service is extended to Officers of the Navy in any part of the world. Commissions will be carried out with the same exacting care as if selections were made in person. 47C LINES TO A DRAG Once Around the Floor FIRST STAG Snake Gee, you ' re looking pretty, How I love your eyes! Dearest, I adore you! My soul your lips defies. SECOND STAG " The Devil " Want a little whiskey? Kenneth ' s got some gin. Gosh, you sure are frisky, C ' n I cut in again ? THIRD STAG Unsophisticated You dance just like Pavlowa. Boy! You sure can step. Wish I was a hawker, Wish I had some pep. FOURTH STAG Dumb Howdy — oh, beg your pardon — What did you say? Why no, I mean, oh yes, I think so, Aw, do you have to go. FIFTH STAG Conceited ' Lo, I didn ' t see you Or I ' d cut in before. Did you see me do the tango With Marj? We swept the floor. SIXTH STAG Dragger For heaven ' s sake where have you been? I ' ve chased you for a mile, Let ' s leave this howling, gaping, mob Dearest, please don ' t smile. Let ' s go and hunt the moonbeam trail! 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Ikis difficult to name any line of activity in which it is not employed in some form or other. Bethlehem has long had an ac- tive part in supplying the steel requirements of the nation ' s in- dustries. Extensive facilities, in- cluding even the mines that supply the ore and the coal used in steelmaking, enable Beth- ( lehem to furnish steel in any quantity for any purpose. BETHLEHEM STEEL COMPANY, General Offices: Bethlehem, Pa. Bethlehem, Pa. Lebanon, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. PLANTS AT Steelton, Pa. Reading, Pa. Coatesville, Pa. Lackawanna, Pa. Baltimore, Md. Sparrow ' s Point, Md. j til TUT 491 T rsr F 1 HOTEL ASTOR e esse i ia s cfct avoo ] o c n us 77iamr u tt sua co77ifor s, a fr ' ac ive 7 ' a es aTW adva7i a eo77s oca ioTL. DINNER DANCES — SUPPER. DANCES FREIVK A. 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New York American Ever Ready Works New York Thomas A. Edison Orange, N. J. Aeromanne Plane Motor Co. • - Keyport, N. J. American Tobacco Co. New York United Fruit Co. - - • - New York American Red Cross Wash., D. C. The SCHILLING PRESS, Inc. Schilling Building ' Printers of Quality New York City t 485 r EVERY INTELLIGENT MAN should knozv these faffs about business education MANY naval officers have turned to the Alexander Hamilton Institute because they found that their technical training at Annapolis, while invaluable and indispensable, did not prepare them for great administrative responsibilities. These men found the Institute ' s training an ideal supplement to their technical knowledge because they realized that many of the Navy ' s problems are essentially business problems and, after all, its activities and the activities of its officers are governed by the same fundamental principles that govern every business enterprise. That is why every intelligent man should know these facts about business education: Tin- worth of any undertaking must be measured by tbe men responsible for if. The Advisory ( ouncil of the Alexander Ham- ilton Institute includes: T. Coleman duPont, the well-known business executive; Percy H. Johnson, President of the Chemical National Hunk of New York; Dexter S, Kimball. Dean, College of Engineering, Cornell University; John Hays Hammond, the eminent consulting engineer; Frederick II. Hurdman, Certified Public Account- ant and business advisor; Dr. Jeremiah W. Jenks, the statistician and economist. These men are just a few of the Institute ' s Authors and Staff Members: Edward W, Brail v, Chairman of the Board, Canadian Pacific Railway, Kalpli Starr Butler, Advertising Mana- ger, United State Rubber Company. Herbert S, Collins, Vice-President Uni- ted Cigar Stores Company. Lawrence M. Jay, Vice-President In- ternational Banking Corporation. Fowler Manning, General Sales Mana- n r, Hooter Suction Sweeper Company. Melville W. Mix, President, Lyradion Manufacturing Company. Frank L. MeVey, President, University of Kentucky. Frank H. Sommer, Dean, New York University Law School. .lull n A Stevenson, Vice-Pret id ' , EguitabU Lift Assuranct Society, A few Institute subscribers, rep- resentative of the 250,000 men who are enrolled: E. E. Aniick, Vice-President, FirstNat- ionalBank, Kansas City, Mo. Francis A. Countway, President, Lever Brothers Company Mfrs. Lux, Life- buoy Soap i Charles E, I J i r . President, Hires Root Hi i r Company. Roy W. Howard, Chairman, Board of Directors, Scripps- Howard N " ews papers. w illiam Wriglej , Jr , Prt ■■ !■ nl, Wil- liam Wrigley, . r,, Co. ( Wrigley ' a i in ni i 1 The Alexander Hamilton Institute has only one Course the Modern Business Course and Service. This Course and Service provides a thoro training in all the fundamental phases of business; not merely a grounding in some one special field. Sixty percent of the 250,000 subscribers to the Course and Service are Executives — Presidents, Vice Presidents, Secretar- ies, Treasurers, Managers, and Business Head s. 4 , The average age of Institute subscribers is 34. A man must be 21 years of age before he can enrol. One out of every three Institute men is a university graduate. Ten percent are graduate engineers. The Modern Business Course is intended for two types ot men: men who are Executives; men who are going to be Executives. 7 The Institute offers no cure-all for business troubles; it cannot increase incomes overnight or change failures into successes in a month. But the Institute does supply a common-sense method of preparing ambitious men for greater business progress. -_yf Booklet has been published winch gives you .ill the tacts about the Modern Business Course and Service. It is called " Forging Ahead in Business " and will he sent upon request without cost or obligation. Alexander Hamilton Institute 306 ASTOR PLACE Hour puivi The 48£ U. S. S. DETROIT ( — ' His vessel attained on her trial ) trip a speed of 35.05 knots per hour, and developed 97,375 shaft horse power. The Detroit is a Bethlehem product. The hull itself, the boilers, the turbines, all were built at Bethlehem ' s Fore River Plant, Quincy, Massachusetts. Constructing not only swift cruisers, as typified by the Detroit, but also all types of Naval vessel, the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd., has for years actively participated in the upbuilding of the United States Navy. BETHLEHEM SHIPBUILDING CORPORATION, LTD. General Offices: Bethlehem, Pa. General Sales Offices: 25 Broadway, New York City BETHLEHEM t87 Refresh you lf 1 )m Drink Delicious and Refreshing The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta, Ga. RINGS! I couldn ' t afford THE cleverer A miniature I seemed to be AND besides SO when I gave her I didn ' t care to take THAT precious ring MY class ring I told her ON the Cruise WHAT a great honor SO I thought IT was to wear it I ' D give it ON a chain TO the 0. A. 0. ABOUT her neck TO wear till Leave AND she said, AND thus I could " YES, dear KEEP her faithful I understand " AND keep the ring AND then took it IN good condition AND put it AND save the cash ON a little gold chain AND the more WITH six other rings! I thought of it t II 4 8 t i,Ga, Kitty — I ' ve had a shower every day this week. Catty — I suppose you ' re getting married? Kitty — Gosh, no; doctor ' s orders. V»Oe Convict Us Out of the room that frightens me, One more recitation done! I thank whatever Gods may be For the meagre 2.5 I ' ve won. In the small rest hours one inherits, I have not tossed or cried, " What ' s that? ' Under the shower of falling demerits My grease is limited — but I ' m sat. Beyond this place of trees and paps Loom but the years of service. And yet the menace of the Acs Finds and still finds me nervous. It matters not how great they loom, How to avoid the trees I seek. 1 am the master of my room For I ' m in charge this week. -J. D. S. 439 Gun Deck Gus Now Gun Deck was an ornery cuss, Of that there is no doubt, He ' d swear like sin when he turned us in, And he ' d curse when he ' d turn us out. But late one night when hardly a light Could pierce the heavy rain. That terrible mate met an awful fate, As we rounded the Spanish Main. When I saw him sink I couldn ' t help think What a blessing his loss would be, And I felt half sad for the bass and the shad And the creatures under the sea. The following night when the moon was bright, Came a spirit from out of the dark. It ' s hair was grey and I heard it say, " Please let me aboard your bark. 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Benson Mason Kelley %eef Points Staff ToLMAN Forrest Tarbox Fredricks Rorshach Grimes Harlow (Editor) Curtain Billings 406 Dubilier CONDENSER AND RADIO CORPORATION Dubilier Condensers Important Links between the Shenandoah and Land COMMUNICATION with land " — under all conditions — at all times — this was the imperative need of the Shenandoah on its experimental flight across the continent. Impressed with this need, army and navy engineers equipped both transmitting and receiving sets with Dubilier mica condensers — not specially de- signed condensers, but the regu- lar standard product. Only com- plete confidence in the supreme reliability and efficiency of Dubi- lier condensers can explain their use in this important and daring venture. Midshipman ' s Summer Cruisl r 5z " TV ConsMlanon rocl s 9nd frets j nd tossedaboirfaretlie .Middy-Cadets. " ; out and Hip boys plwi.-ji trll aiJA HI He could almost Hjrow ' up his commission. " I ' ■■ ' ' linous stream Leal s riircii(ili,an(! is • nec . : I " I pbeaii eartliqua e : ' ee : s olid bears. " ' ■ ' ,1 1865 1925 Uniform Cloths and Civilian Overcoatings of Finest Quality Only You will find that our overcoatings will give as much satisfaction as you have received from our Uniform Cloths On sale at your post exchange WORUMBO COMPANY 334 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Looking Ahead Will the years bring success or failure? It depends a great deal on the kind of health you have. Fleischmann ' s Yeast gives you a •good start and keeps you fit by correcting constipation, aiding the digestion, clearing the skin and building health. Start Now! Fleischmann ' s Yeast At all grocers ' EAT 2 TO 3 CAKES A DAY There V a kick in this bottle! SPLASH a little of this good old " red eye " on a broiled porterhouse and take a juicy bite. Kick? You ' ll say so! It ' s that real, old-fashioned, honest-to-good- ness tomato flavor with just enough spicing to give it the " zip " that whets your appetite to a keen edge. If you ' re writing home to the folks, tell them to have a supply of Blue Label Ketchup and Chili Sauce on hand for your next leave home. c TOM MO KETCHUP CURTICE BROTHERS COMPANY Rochester, N. V. -? Moore ' s Confectionery Maryland Avenue and Prince George Street Annapolis, Maryland If e have for the past Twenty-Eight Years served the Midshipmen with our unsurpassed service TELEPHONE SIXTY-NINE Fountain Sundaes : Sodas Sandwiches ■ catun ng Whitman ' s, ' Devoine, ' and " Martha Washington " The FIRST and LAST CHANCE is Moore ' s Telephone s Prompt Delivery © Scala Company Fancy and Staple Groceries Fruits and Vegetables © Maryland Ave. and Prince George St. Annapolis, Maryland H. N. Koolage ■iu exclusive WHITE and KHAKI UNIFORM TAILOR 39 MARYLAND AVENUE ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND sto Schuele, Peppier and Kostens SIXTY-TWO MARYLAND AVENUE Annapolis, Md. UNIFORMS EQUIPMENTS CIVILIAN DRESS 9n FOURTH DETAIL Battalion Commander Adj. and Sig. Officer i mum and Qm. I (fficer C. P. O Tucker, D. P., Regimental Commander Day .1 S , Sub-Comdr.; Griffin, J. H., Adj. and Sic Officer; Hede, A., ( ' 0111111. and Qui ; Vanasse, R. B , Color Bearer (Nat.); Hurd, K. C, Color Bearer (Reg.); .Miller, C. F.. C. P. O. Second Battalion Third Battalioi Taylor, E. B. Caldwell, R. S. Veeder. ' . S Kelley, B. D. First Battalion Sentman, R. A Haviland. J. W. Spiller, .1. H. Williams, F. P. Thomas, F. J. Ross, D. A. Krieg, W. B. Query, J. V. Fourth Battalion filings, .1. H. Waterman, H. C. Gingras, R. H. Burling, D. O. FIRST CI iMl ' ANY Hobbs, I. E„ C. C; McGraw, T. M. Sub- Comdr.; Johnson, W. W., 1st PL; Compton, P n, 4th PI.: Hanna, J. R.. 2nd PL; Lyon, P. H , 3rd PL; Scott, J. M.,C. P.O. SECOND COMPANY Dc Shazo, .1. P., C. C; Blanche, J. G., Sub- Comdr.; King, G. J., 1st PL; Petross, L. C, llh PI ■ Sides, J. H., 2nd PL; Reynolds, D. C, 3rd PL; Allen, R. F„ C. P. O. THIRD COMPANY Simpson, S. C, C. C. ; Miller, .1. M, Suli- ( lomdr.; Hammond, S. A., 1st PL; Poore. J. B., 4th PL; Cronin, R. E., 2nd PL; Blakeslec, H. W., 3rd PL; Lyons, R, R., C. P O. FOURTH COMPANY Dillavou, C. A., C. C; Criddle, C. R., Sub- Comdr.; Weston, L. T., 1st PL; Markham, L. M., 4th PL; Goldenson, D., 2nd PL; Jordan, J B , 3rd PL; Norman, R. D., C. P. O. FIFTH COMPANY Day, DeV. L., C. C.i Loomis, F. K., Sub- Comdr.; Standley, W. H., Jr., 1st PL; Benson, W. H„ 4th PL; Newton, W. S„ 2nd PL; Sihlcr, W., 3rd PL; White, P., C. P. O. SIXTH COMPANY Cox, G. McC, C. C; Smith, Russell S., Sub- Comdr.; Benz, A. J., 1st PL; Hourihan, J. J., 4th PL; Smith, C. L., 2nd PL; Singer, W. T . 3rd PL; Seabury, C. C, C. P. O. SEVENTH COMPANY Sinker, J. W., C. C; Strong, W. H., Sub- Comdr.; Sullivan, C. M., 1st PL; Clark, P. M., 4th PL; Graham, W. W., 2nd PL; MacKinnon, R. M., 3rd PL; Marshall, H. N„ C. P. O. EIGHTH COMPANY Hogaboom, R. E., C. C; Johnson, V. E., Sub- Comdr.; Page. W. A., 1st PL; Pefley, A. R., 4th PL; Larkin, R. A., 2nd PL; Terry, W. E., 3rd PL; Eaton, W. A., C, P. 0. Christmas Card Committee Greenwold Grover Billings (Chairman) Warder Heini.in FIFTH DETAIL Battalion ( iommander di and Sig. Officer ( ' mum and Qm I officer C.P.O Charlson, J. A., Regimental Commander Timberlake, F. S., Sub-Comdr.; Eller, E. M., Adj. and Sig. Officer; Munroe, 1 ' .lr Comm. and Qm.; Picton, W. 11 , Color Bearer (Nat. I; Roberts, D. G„ Color Bearer (Reg.); Clark, J. R., C. P. ' First Battalion Si m,i,l Battalion Third Battalion Hamilton, R. M. Blue, J. S. Ferguson H.I. . Lawrence, J. R. Nonweilor. K. 11 Johnson, T. W. Jarrell, A E Howlett, K. S. Melgaard, J. I.. Bataga, E. M. Johns, J. G. Smith, R. S. Fourth Battalion Mitchell, H. Miller, L. 11 Miller, James M. Behan, A. C. FIRST COMPANY Brant, E. V., C. C; Lion, P. H., Jr.; Sub- Comdr.; Reamv.T. G., 1st PL ; Zitzcwitz, E. K , lib PL; Vogo, R. G., 2nd PL; Fee, G. E., 3rd PL; Scruggs, J. M., C. P. O. SECOND COMPANY Gardner, U. H., C. C; Carson. J. ML, Sub- Comdx.; Durnell, F. L., 1st PL; Mayer, W. S., llh PI : Van Metre, M., 2nd PL; Thompson, . lv, 3rd PL; Palmer, R. C, C. P. « I. THIRD COMPANY J. B., C. C; Br own, T. M., Sub- llal ' lnw, Comdr.; Croslev. P. C, 1st PL; Smith, J. M., Llh PL; Guthrie, R. A., 2nd PL; Laffan, J. J., 3rd PL; Mahoney, G. F., C. P. O. FOURTH COMPANY Lind, W. H. G., C. C; Beers, W. H., Sub- Comdr.; Lester, T., 1st PL; Beecher, W. G„ 4th PL; Ryan, C. M., 2nd PL; Smith, C. C, 3rd Pl.;Gellhorn, G., C. P. O. I: FIFTH COMPANY B., C. C; Newton, W. S, Sub- Vanasse, Comdr.; Christensen, W. N., 1st PL; Beck, E I... 4th PL; Peterson, M. 1! . 2nd PL; Moeller.W. F., 3rd PL; VonKleeck, E.S., C.P.O. SIXTH COMPANY Gordinier, V. F., C. C; Haugen. C. I) . Sub- Comdr.; Muih, E. G., 1st PL; Kramer, A I), 4th PL; Orville, H. T., 2nd PL; Davis, R., 3rd PL; Moore, A. S., C. P. O. SEVENTH COMPANY Gill, G. B„ C. C; Nevins, J. 1L, Sub-Comdr. Briggs, C, 1st PL; Mensing, R. J. K., 4th PL Sullivan, E. D„ 2nd PL; Miller, H. F„ 3rd PL O.Keefe, G. F„ C. P. O. EIGHTH COMPANY Pyne, S. H., C. C; Broadbent, J. H , Sub- Comdr.; McAulifTe. C. L., 1st. PL; Brink, F. H„ 4th PL; Parke, D. D., 2nd PL; Gill, G. C, 3rd PL; Burton. J. D., C. P. O. 562 SAFETY What 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. 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Guarantee | |l y fnOICl Hydraulic Compressed 100 per cent Brake Lining is absolutely guaranteed to give more satisfactory results, to have a more uniform friction or gripping power, and to outwear any other Brake Lining manufactured. We also guarantee that it is not affected by heat, oil, grease, water, gasoline or dirt. hzrmotd Rubber Compaq; Factory and Main Offices: TRENTON, NEW JERSEY U. S. A. Manufacturers ok Thermoid Hardy Universal Joint Discs, Radiator Hose, Clutch Rings and Mechanical Rubber Goods B3 SEVENTY - SIXTH ANNIVERSARY 1925 J Qiva Uniforms Civilian Dress The WM. H. BELLIS COMPANY (OPPOSITE HOTEL MARY] VNDJ Civilian Dress for September Leave Special Price List to Graduating Class 216 MAIN STREET ANNAPOLIS, MI). Lucky Bag Staff Hull Anderson Sears Him- Nokman Hamilton Pynk Wright I.akkin I. ion Warder (Mgr.) Landers (Edr.) Sentman Thompson Pagi 5$ TH« L0O SPLINTERS from THE LOG •Jack is so blase he must have had lots of practice. ' Well, he ' s been on three practice cruises. " Teacher: George, give me a sentence using the word " Satiate. " George (after pause): I took my girl in to have supper at Moore ' s and I ' ll satiate everything on the table. — F. F. Low-brow Pedestrian: " What ' s all dat crowd down de street. ' ' High-brow Ditto: " Well, I suppose it is a brawl between some ruffians and thieves. But what right have you to address me in this manner? " L. f3. Jfc : " Wel l, I hope our side wins. " First Class: " Who knows the most, you or I? " Fourth Class: " You do, sir. " First Class: " Aha, greasy, why do you say that? " Fourth Class: " I know you, sir; and you know me! " " One midshipman while visiting the London Tower inquired of the guard which one was the " Bloody Tower? " " All of them, " barked the exasperated limey. A man who has been married seven times has been judged insane by an expert. Why the need of the opinion of the expert? hi SPLINTERS Page two " Say, isn ' t that Kaydet your brother? " " Yeah, dad sent him up there. " " What for? " " Oh, just to increase his chances of getting a ticket to the big game. " THE COW By an Ex-Cowboy (age I 1 ' ) The cow is a female quadruped with an alto voice and a countenance in which there is no guile. She collabor- ates with the pump in the production of a liquid called milk, provides the filler for hash, and is skinned at last by those she has benefited, as mortals commonly are. The young cow is called a calf and is used in the man- utacture of chicken salad. The cow ' s tail is mounted aft and has a Universal Joint. It is used to disturb marauding flies, and the tassel on the end has unique educational value. Persons who milk cows and come in contact frequently with the tassel have vocabularies of peculiar and impressive force. The cow has two stomachs. The one on the ground floor is used as a warehouse and has no other function. When this one is filled the cow retires to a quiet place where her ill-manners will occasion no comment and de- votes herself to belching. The raw material thus con- veyed for the second time to the interior ot her face is pulverized and delivered to the auxiliary stomach, where it is converted into cow. The cow has no upper plate. All her teeth are parked in the lower part of her face. This arrangement was perfected by an efficiency expert to keep her from gum- ming things up. As a result she bites up and gums down. The slice of cow is worth eight cents in the cow, four- teen cents in the hands of the packers, and two dollars and forty cents in a restaurant that specializes in atmosphere. I WONDER? [With a curtsey towards V. II .) MY girl ' s dad HAPPENED to be AN Army Officer AND so, of course, SHE wanted to bet ON the big game. I wasn ' t adverse TO betting, BUT I didn ' t like THE idea of MY girl BETTING on the Army. HOWEVER I agreed AND suggested pins, AND belts, AND everything I could think of, BUT she wanted TO make it SOMETHING different AND original. WELL, we thought FOR a long while TILL finally SHE smiled and said, " I ' VE got it! — LET ' S make it A pair of garters IN blue and gold, AGAINST that kb:s, " AND I couldn ' t help BUT wonder IF mavbe another ARMY girl HADN ' T turned IN favor of THE old " Blue and Gold SUPPORTERS? " Well— I declare! i 5lV, Pagi thru SPLINTERS- GOO She — Say something soft and sweet to me, dearest. Romeo — Custard pie. PATRONIZE YOUR OWN My girl asked me If I knew hy it was I hat nobody noticed her much E xcept me. And loving to give advice I whispered: " Darling, you do not Advertise. " She cried And said 1 w s rude But anyway She advertised And now I haven ' t got Any girl anymore. Personality 1. Do you have a magnetic personality? 2. What do you know about magnetism? 3. Did you ever win a yarn contest in a Pullman smoker? 4. Neither did 1. 5. Were you ever slapped for intimacy? 6. Did that slow you down any? 7. Which do you prefer, mints, Sen-Sen or Blisterine? Ability 1. Can you make a pleasant after-dinner speech after eating a baby crab in your oyster soup? 2. Can you carve a sea gull without putting your foot on it? 3. Do you work equally well in a dim parlor and the moonlight ? 4. Can you ride a bicycle as well as the average two striper? 1 he lives of some of the world ' s greatest men have been influenced by less things than the self-examination as given above. We expect a profound change in all those that take this seriously. The Fourth Deck Pest: " Hey, Bill, how ' s to help me out with this prob? " Hill (busy): " Sure, I ' ll help you out— any time you want to go! " RIGHTO! If all the letters written by us to the girls back home were to be laid out together they would form a line — an awful line. HAVE YOU MET— YOURSELF? A few Simple Questions Will Help Get Acquainted It you are normal, then you have many shortcomings as regards your health, character, personality, and ability. 1 he following list of simple questions will help you find your weak points. It is assumed that you have no othir points. Health 1. Did you ever eat any snails a la Paris? 2. Were you sober at the time? 3. Do you study carefully all pictures of beauty in " Physical Culture " and La Vie Paiisienne? " 4. Can you inhale mulligatawny soup and yodle like a Swiss mountaineer as you exhale? 5. Do you get all you want to eat? To drink? 6. Where do you get it? Character 1. Do you work cross-word puzzles in chapel? 2. Did anybody ever catch you telling a lie? 3. Would you commit homicide if your wife used your razor to sharpen pencils? 4. Do you draw to straights that are open in the middle. 5. Do you ever use loaded dice? 6. Godfi, aren ' t they? 507 SPLINTERS Page four REFLECTIONS AFTER LEAVE Love is like a trunk — if you don ' t check it in time, you have to express it. Love is what tempts a man to tell foolish lies to a woman and a woman to tell the fool truth to a man. Love is a flame that lights the world and burns like all fury. Love is misery, sweetened with imagination, salted with tears, spiced with doubt, flavored with novelty and swallowed with your eyes shut. Love is a malady for which there are a lot of " sure cures, " but the quickest and the surest is another love. Love is a thing that a man can buy and a woman can get for nothing. Love is only an episode in a man ' s life, but the entire history of a woman ' s lite. Love is a millstone around a man ' s neck and naturally every man in love wants to plunge into the sea — of matrimony. n-v Knight Fair maid, art thou a crab? Maid — Nay, prithee, why? Knight Why, methinks thou hast a hard shell. THE DROWNING OF DAN M ' GREW It ' s too bad he couldn ' t swim, or he might not have drowned. He was my best friend, but I shoved him over the side for the big and little fishes to play with. He used to share my locker. He owned the clean white works that I got such a big grease for wearing to quar- ters. He never said a word when I borrowed his new- style service and got caught in the hatch and tore out one sleeve. He was truly generous and kind-hearted, but I shoved him over the side, gang. Listen and I ' ll fell the tale to you. One evening while we weir sitting there listening to the band he told me about the keen girl he dragged June Week — the peach he brought down to the dock and introduced to me and, oh boy! she was all there. The night ot the June Ball, she had suggested that they take a walk and get away from the crowd and the heat. He said that he suggested that they walk around the track, but she didn ' t want to walk and suggested that they go back home and sit on the porch swing. When they got there he made himself comfortable in the swing, but she seemed disappointed and an- nounced that the family had come home, too. So she dragged him out canoeing. He didn ' t want to go, he said, and couldn ' t see why she wanted to go out in a canoe when they could have stayed home with the family. And, he said, that after they had gone, a little ways, she quit paddling and made herself comfortable in the pillows, and asked him it he thought the canoe would tip over if he crawled down beside her. " And, ' ' he said, " you know, Tommy, I think I could have kissed that girl. " And so I pushed him over the side, boys, and he couldn ' t swim. Third Class: " When are the ships for the cruise going up? " Second Class: " Say, what do you think we ' re going to make the cruise in, the Shenandoah? " He — Dear, every kiss just intoxicates me — won ' t you let me be a drunkard? She Well er-yes; but on the condition that you won ' t mix your drinks. Many of us leave footprints m the sands ot time, but few of us leave small ones. Su8 Pagi fiv SPLINTERS A lass Enticing lips beyond compare; Alas! I only dream and never dare. ODE TO INSOMNIA Under the spreading chestnut tree His fleece was white as snow; Could I love you as you love me, Oh, see the falling snow. And mark the swallow on the wing, Where stands the stern Gibraltar — The Battalion Office phone won ' t ring; Bring the old grey mare a halter. Ring out each factory whistle » And drip, you gory blood, While the bee spurns the thistle; For here a hero stood, Let not the breaking thunder break, Nor all the maids be vexed, But let me just one good mark make And this shall be my text: That mountains all to dust return Beside the firelight ' s flicker, And may the pale of dawn soft burn. Stop now, stop fast, stop quicker. — From hi ' rkymings of Jobab The Later. " Ah! What a striking young lady. " Said the affec- tionate Mid. as he nursed his swelling jaw. - Lvenft boudoir minor can see what ' s going on. In the style of II. C. Witwer: TO LOVE AND TOO BOLD Really you have no idea what trials us telephone girls has to go through and I don ' t mean court trials, either. In my position as switchboard operator at the Majestic Hotel, Maryland Ave., I meet all kinds of swell mid- shipmen. The swell is mostly in the head. Really you don ' t know how tiresome these midshipmen can be when they hang around the switchboard on Wednesday afternoon. But there ' s one big, handsome lad that catches my eye. He is a boxer and his name is Spike Hogan. He is all the time begging me to go to a hop with him, but really I don ' t care for these Chink joints at all. But he don ' t get discouraged at my persistent refusals and keeps on hanging around. Well, really I have a soft spot down in my heart for him, so I lets him stay around. One day as I was doing my daily dozen with the plugs I hears a voice say " Hello, cutey. " I looks up frigidly and sees a big bum the size of a piano mover. Honestly, he looked as big as the side of a barn and he was dressed up in an orange and blue-striped shirt with a blazing green necktie and a checkered suit that fairly shrieked. I almost shrieked, too, but I bore up nobly and said coldly, " What was it that you desired? " And he corned back quick, " Only you, cutey. " Really I was getting disgusted when Spike sauntered up in his neat blue uniform with the brass buttons shining. He sees right away what is wrong and says, " fake that, you villain. " And he took it in the nose and dropped on the floor. Really it was wonderful. I looks admiringly at Spike and he says to me in a husky voice, " I love you, Gladys. Will you wear my miniature? " Honestly, I was that surprised, so I nods my head and says, " That sounds like the neatest story ever told. " Laugh that one off. ,VD ' a, .c,i " He certainly has the welfare of the nation at heart. " " How come? " " He ' s always greasing for the stars and stripes. " 509 SPLINTERS 6121 9 From To yia Subject U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, 9 January, 1925. Midshipman Later, J. T., Midshipman Third Class. The Commandant of Midshipmen. The First Battalion Officer. Statement in regard to religions doctrines and preferences. 1. During the recent Christmas Leave, 24 December, 1924, to 4 January, 1925, I stayed with a Chinese family. From them I gained new ideas of deific worship. 2. I now profes s as my religion, as fixed by the dictates of my own conscience, the Buddhist faith, and so now submit this request to be excused from Chapel services, beginning with Sunday, 11 January, 1925. 3. Herewith also is my requisition for these articles: a. One clay-baked wall image of Buddha. b. One marine blue prayer mat. c. One regulation khaki temple turban. d. One incense outfit. e. Two bundles of joss sticks (special). 4. I also request that permission be given me to voluntarily leave the mess hall, as my faith does not allow the imbibing of hash, as it contains cajounachi, forbidden by Buddha. — Jobab The Later. She: " What is love? " He : " Love is a feeling that you feel you ' re going to feel when you have a feeling that you ' ve never felt before. " She: " O-oh! " ' »jsJo,l« " Ho, Oscar Two Biers ' A store in Crabtown advertises a " second-hand vice " cheap. For the past 2000 years no one has discovered any new vices. They are all second-hand and extremely expensive. The early bird catches the worm, but it ' s the night- flyer that catches the snakes. A PLEBE Being a PleW is not so bad, When you think of what the Uppers had. ' How they survived, I do not know. For to hear them talk, they sure did go. To hear about all they had to do, Begins to make us wonder, too, Just how they really did get through. Nevertheless, they all are here, Although, it does seem a trifle queer. So, it ' s up to us, to continue our way, Regardless of what the others say. And show the Uppers what we can do, For it won ' t be long ' fore we can talk, too. —A Plebe. SING A SONG OF SAILORS Sailor men are big and strong, Bluff and blust ' i y. Slow and hearty, Rough and ready. Yo-, ho-, ho- Goes their song. So have I been taught. Sailor men are big and strong, Smooth and snakey, Live and peppy. Wise and fickle. I [a-ha-ha- Goes my song, So have 1 since learned. £ wrtWu V ftT sYo Page I SPLINTERS 1st: Did you have anv trouble with your French in Paris. " 2nd: No — but the Parisians did !! " Oli, what :i hop I ' m in, " said the stag as lie vainly searched the floor for a partner. PROFS Prots is those which : Talksodamnedfastthatyoucanttakeanote. Spend three-quarters t the hour telling you some- thing and then tells you that the stuff is no t important. Wait until jammed with work and then throw a P- work. I hink that their subject is the only important one in the academy and hand out problems as if they were giv- ing away German Marks. fell you not to bone for an exam, as it will be general, and then in the exam, ask you if you agree with the statement on page 247. Give you all the 2.5s and the others 3.0s to balance the book. Hand out dope when you ' re on duty. Wot: Oh Jack, he looked at me and said " brick! " Knot: Well. Wot: What did he mean? Knot: That you were not of the common clay. " It looks like rain, " said the captain as he gazed on the ocean. Steam Prof.: " Name the thirty-nine steps in lighting off a boiler. " oungster: " Thirty-nine! I took nearer a mil ' ion when the North D lit off! " Helen of Troy was the first woman to get her gowns from Paris. Painting a Bit The smelling salts For poor old Joe ' Cause he dragged blind His Ex O. A. O. Ordnance Instructor (ex- plaining machine gun): " This gun can be fired 60 times without loading. " Joe: " How many times can you tire it if it ' s loaded. " " It ' s any old port in a storm, " groaned the afflicted one as he lurched to the nearest aperture. Once tfjere was a man who started to walk a mile for a camel, But just outside his house was a pretty little miss And being a modern girl she was smoking cigarettes and gave him one, So he stayed there and got his Camel anyway. Moral: — A Miss is as good as a mile. Joe: Some score! 53-0. 1 he Sweet oung I hmg: What ' s par tor this stadium ? OUR WEAKLY LINE OF CHEER Exult, then, like the merry gnat, Him flies around and without him hat. Her says " Ha ha " to all W. O. ' s, f Extra duty adds not to its woes. " You can ' t make a monkey out of me! " said the savoir. " No, " replied the Juice prof, " but I can put you on a tree and no one will be able to tell the difference. " A two-striper was heard to remark that the two greatest problems in the world were twins. ,1 JO ■ TjijH c |—roa«r The Knd FIRST DETAIL Edmundson, E. H., Regimented Commander Bell, H. B., Jr.,Sub-Comdr.; McNulta, 11. B., Jr., Adj. and Sig. Officer; Moeller, W !■ ' ., Comm. and Qui-: Collins, C. J., Color Hearer (Nat.); Brian, H. T., Color Hearer ( Reg I ; Smith, H. F., C. P. O. Finl Battalion Second Battalion Third Battalion Fourth Battalion Battalion Commander Rahiser, M S. Trainer, H. G. Marshall, W. J. Landers, W. N. Adj. and Sig. Officer Trumble, E. J. Knowles, ,1. P. Peterson, M. R. Burrowes, T., Jr. Comm. and Qm. Gffieer HofTner, C. C Purmort, G. L. Morrison, ( ' . II. B. Bond. C. A C. P. Colburn, W. B. Creasor, P. S. Sugnet, L. F. Harris, A. E. FIRST COMPANY THIRD COMPANY FIFTH COMPANY Tweedy, E., C. C.j Swinburne, E. R., Sub- Goodwin, E. S. I.. C. C; Carrington, .1 II McFarlane, R. , C. ( ' .; Dowden, J. P., Sub- Comdr ; Thomas, T. C, 1st PL; Mumma. M. C, Sub-Comdr.; Niekerson, R. B., 1st PI.; Field,, Comdr.; Dreier, D. C, 1st PI.; Dearth, H. F., 4th PI.; Sigel, C. H., 2nd PI.; Wright. B. W., B. H , 4th PL; Moore, C. H., 2nd PI.; Wishart, 4th PI.; Lanston, A. G., 2nd PL; Larson, 11. I I , 3rdPl.;Schieke, H.E..C. P.O. C. A., 3rd PL; Jordan, J. B.C. P. o. 3rd PL; Beek, E. F„ C. P. i SECOND COMPANY FOURTH COMPANY SIXTH COMPANY Stubbs, D., C. C; Ransom, R.R., Sub-Comdr.; Hubbard, II. F. ( ' . ( ' ; v 1, II, Jr. Sub- Lyon,H.N.,C. C; Munroe. FA. Sub-Comdr.; Gibson, P. F , 1st PL; Hurt, D. A., 4th PL; Comdr.; Robinson, .1 M., 1st PL; New, W. A., Bailey, M. H,, 1st PL; Dahlke, II O., 4th PL; Locke, P. O . 2nd PL; Peterson, I). A , 3rd PL; 4th PL; Simms, H. A , 2nd PL; Cash, .1. B.. 3rd Johnson, R. C, 2nd PL; Haugen, C. E , 3rd Sear s, X W , C P.O. PL; Reith. F. P. , C P. n. PL; Madsen, H. V. B., C. P. O. SEVENTH COMPANY EIGHTH COMPANY Adams, R. I. . C. C; Henderson. H. H., Sub- Warder, F. B , C. C; Hart, J. N., Sub-Comdr ; Comdr.; Uhlig, F. J., 1st PL; Sledge, Y, 4th Gallery, V. n, 1st PL; Karns, F. 1), Jr., 4th PL; Parker, T. C, 2nd PL; Culbert, W., 3rd PL; Lankford, C. K , 2nd PL; Sima, F. F., 3rd PL; Tullson. VV., C. P. O. PL; Maelntvre, A.. C. P. O. Class Ring Committee Hart I ' m ki.i stun Bond KlMZEY Lyon Compton TlMBERLAKE SECOND DETAIL MeAdam, S. T., Jr., Regimental Commander Messmer, W. I.., Sub-Comdr.; Harris. II. D., Adj. and Sig. Officer; Slaven, F. W , I lomm. and Qm.; Gill, G. C, Color Bearer iXai i; Badger, A J , Color Bearer (Reg ); Tullsen, W , C. P. 0. First Battalion Second Battalion Third Battalion Fourth Battalion Battalion Commander Phillips, G 1.. Grimes, C. G. Schonland, H. E. Leahey, G. A Adj. and Sig. Officer Snedeker, J. M.Daniel, C. deM. Brash, F. C. C. Weeks, C. S. Comm. and Qm. Officer Moseley, S. P. Daniel, T. S. Jackson, A. Gibbs, R. H. C. P. Gregerson, C. E. Kirten, W., Jr. Mason, p. Bamhart, F. C. FIRST COMPANY THIRD COMPANY FIFTH COMPANY Goodney, W. K., C. C; Tarbox, G. F... Jr.. Wheelock, A. W„ C. C; Graubart, A. II, Latrobe, W. C, C. C; Stickney, F. R. Sub- Sub-Comdr.; Van Nagell, J. R., 1st PI.; Blanch- Sub-Comdr.; Hoag, I.. F., 1 i PL; Tolman, Comdr; Waters. 11. T., 1st PL; Davidson, ard, J. D., 4th PL; Elliott, Ii. F. 2nd PL; C. E„ 4th PL; Wright, F. G., 2nd PL; Brennan, W. B., 4th PL; Beard, D. C, 2nd PL; Howard, Tonseth, T. H., 3rd PL; Parks. 1.. S., C. P. ii. J. W .. 3rd PL; Burhans, C. H.,C, P.O. W. S ,3rd PL. Leggettj A B , C. P.O. SECOND COMPANY FOURTH COMPANY SIXTH COMPANY Buerkle, 10. C. C. C; Loomis, B. B., Sub- Oropnmelin, II, c C; Goets, C M, Sub- Hicks, J M., C. G; Putnam, V. IF. Sub- Comdr.; Stone, H. L., 1st PL; Wagner, H., 4th Comdr.; McNalLy, J. A. 1st PL; Thorington, Comdr.; Owens, F. D., 1st PL; Sampson, W. B., PL; Hareourt, S. H.. 2nd PL; Long, J. IF. 3rd C . 4th PI . Jensen. 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C, 2nd PL; Fitzgerald, P. H„ 3rd PL; O ' Neill, C. H„ C. P. O. Circulation Staff Johnson Agnew Tibbitts Wright Pyne (Mgr.) Parker 555 Motorcycle detachment U. S. Signal Corps On land under the sea in the air ICLlGHTY years ' experience enables the Schrader Company to contribute, today, to the efficiency of the military, naval, and air forces of the United States. On Land: Army and Navy motor cars, trucks, and motorcycles have been equipped with Schrader Tire Valves ever since the coming of the pneumatic tire. For many years, both Army and Navy have used Schrader Tire Gauges to get longer tire service. Under the Sea: The Army and Navy used Schrader Diving Apparatus before the Civil War. They have depended on it ever since. In the Air: Army and Navy airplane builders use Schrader Tire Valves as standard equipment on pneu- matic tires. Schrader products have been found dependable for long and efficient service wherever there is the prob- lem of air control. A. 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Son 519 Crane Co , 529 Curtice Brothers Co 499 D Davidson Pump Co 550 Davis, Geo 548 Dietzen Co 493 Dubilier Condenser Co 497 DuBois Press 530 DuPont 544 Durham-Duplex Co 477 E Eaton Crane Pike 482 Emerson, Hotel 536 F Farmers National Bank 526 Feldmeyer, Chas 524 Finchley 481 Flieschmann 499 G Gieves, Lmd 515 Gilbert, J. Newton 516 Gould Storage Battery Co 549 Gulf Refining Co 546 H Hancock, John, Life Ins. Co 492 Horlick ' s Malted Milk Co 493 Horstmann Co 473 Howitzer 539 Hurst Engraving Co 542 Hyde Windlass Co 541 J Jenkins Bros 491 K Kohnstamnn Co 535 Koolage 535 L Larus Bros 493 Lemmert 540 Liggett Meyers Tobacco Co 479 M Midvale Steel Co 538 Moore ' s. 500 Motion Picture ' s Producers Dist 528 N National Carbon Co 498 New York Shipbuilding Co 547 O Officers Uniform Shop 513 P Penn Mutual Life Ins. Co 495 Pietrangelo 516 Plaza Hotels 543 Prudential Life Ins 491 R Reed, Jacob Son 468-469 Rice DuVal 483 S • Saccone Speed 482 Scala 500 Schilling Press 485 Schrader Son 551 Schutte Koerting 537 Schulle, Peppier Kostens 501 Severn School 546 Seward Trunk Bag Co 547 Shredded Wheat Co 537 Southern, Hotel 480 Spalding Co 477 Sperrv Gyroscope Co 534 Standard Oil Co 525 Starin Bros. Pellegrini 526 Starkey, Lmd 514 Stetson Shops 533 Stieff Co 527 Sturtevant Pump Co 478 T Tapley, J. F 541 Taylor, Alex 534 Thermoid Rubber Co 503 Thomas, Frank Co 516 U U. S. Naval Institute 532 W Welch 530 Westinghouse ' . 545 White Studio 520 Whitman, Stephen Son 535 Wildroot Co 549 Worumbo Co 499 55 TABLE OF Introductory. page n . Yard views 17 Regimental organization 33 The Class of Nineteen twenty-five. Biographies. . 37 Index to biographies 553 Bilgers 275 Aviation 281 Admiral Wilson ' s Farewell Address. 295 Class History. Plebe year 291 Youngster cruise 295 Youngster year 301 Second class cruise 305 Second Class year 311 CONTENTS Class History — Continued page no. First class cruise 315 First class year 325 Femmes 328 June Week 331 Academic Departments 341 Athletics 353 Army-Navy Games 403 Classes 427 Organizations 439 Lucky Bag Board and Staff 459 Dictionary 462 Advertisements 465 Splinters from The Log 505 Advertisements 512 BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX Abercrombie, M. B., Jr. Adams, R. L Agnew, W. W Jr Allen, R. F Allen, R. N Allgood, D. M Anderson, C. H., Jr Austin, C. E Bacon, B. E., Jr Badger, A. J Class Baseball (1) Block N Basketball (1) Bailey, M. H Bains, G. W Banks, J. O., Jr Barnhart, F. C Bataga, E. M Beard, D. C Beck, E. L Beecher, W. G., Jr Beers, W. H., Jr Behan, A. C Bell, H. B., Jr Benson, W. H Benson, W. L Benz, A. J Biggs, G. P Billing, F. C 183 233 265 69 102 98 238 150 118 155 199 229 186 228 91 191 196 140 101 246 102 187 134 166 172 121 Blackwell, C. L.. . Blakeslee, H. W. . Blanchard, J. D. Blanche, J. G., Jr. Blue, J. S Bond, C. A Brant, E. V Brash, F. C. C Brennan, J. W. . . . Brian, H. T Briggs, C Brink, F. H Broadbent, J. H. Broadley, C. V.. . . Masqueraders (1). Brown, J. B Brown, J. G Brown, T. M Buerkle, E. C Burhans, C. H. . . . Burkhead, L. H. Burling, D. O Burrowes, T., Jr. . Burton, J. D., Jr. . Bush, D. A PAGE NO. . . . 100 ... 112 . .. 55 . .. 94 . .. 130 . . . 226 . .. 54 . . . 167 ... 125 . .. 214 . .. 215 . . . 268 . .. 253 . .. 97 Caldwell, R. S. . . Carrington, J. H. Carson, J. M 235 54 151 77 142 187 258 268 258 221 188 115 86 A3 BIOGRAPHICAL PAGE NO. Cash, J. B 143 Champlin, J. S 176 Charles, R. W 133 Charlson, J. A., Jr 17 Three Stripes Three Stripes; Class Supper Committee; Intercollegiate Lightweight Champion; Academy Lightweight Champ, (2, 1). Chillingsworth, C. F., Jr 264 Chitwood, J. S 241 Christensen, W. N 61 Clark, J. R 245 Clark, P. M 227 Clark, R. S 76 Cleland, J. B., Jr 116 Clyde, P. M 138 Colborn. W. B 78 Coleman, R.I 58 Collins, C. J 129 Compton, P. D 58 Copping, B. S 176 Cowie, T. R 90 Cox, G. McC 158 Creasor, P. S 104 Criddles, C. R 99 Crommelin, H 145 Cronin, R. E 133 Crosley, P. C 108 Crowley, E. D 260 CULBERT, W 244 Culver, I. G 162 Dahlke, H.0 170 Daniel, T. S 135 Davidson, W. B 178 Davis, E.J 184 Davis, R., Jr 161 Dawson K. V 197 Day, DeV. L 173 Day, J. S 211 Dearth, H. F 196 Delaney, J. F., Jr 270 deShazo, J. P 81 Scouting Fleet Medal; Scouting Fleet Letter. Dii.lavou, C. A 103 Varsity Wrestling (1). Dowden, J.P 202 Dreier. D. C 189 Drury, M. J 246 Dufek, G. j 106 INDEX— Continued PAGE NO. Dunlop, M. G 225 Durham, R. L 267 Durnell, F. L. 65 Dyer, R. L 252 Eaton, W. A 249 Edmundson, E. H 89 5 Stripes Eggers, F. B 199 Eller, E. M 231 Elliot, R. E 56 Class Basketball Numerals (1). Farrell, A. D. J 171 Fee, G. E 60 Fenno, F. W., Jr 228 Ferguson, H. L., Jr 200 Field, B. H 118 FitzGerald, P. H 240 Fountain, B 126 Foss. W. I., Jr 126 Florance, J. E 175 Foose, R. P 66 Ford, W. C 105 Fowler, G. B 224 Fowler, T. F. ' 181 French, J. F 150 Gaines, R. K 190 Gallery, W. 243 Gardner, R. N 93 Gellhorn, G., Jr 120 Jazz Band (1); Buzzard. Gibbs, R. H 255 Gibson, P. F., Jr 71 Gill, G. C ... 269 Gill, C. B 226 Gingras, R. H 242 Varsity Soccer Numerals (1); Class Basketball (1). Goetz, C. M 106 Goldenson, D 127 Goodney, W. K 51 Goodwin, E. S. L 135 Goodwin, J. F 71 Gordinier, V. F 161 Goudeau, L. C 122 Goulett, W. B 262 Graham, W. W., Jr 236 Graubart, A. H 114 Greenlee, D. G., Jr 182 55? BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX— Continued I ' M. I NO. Gregerson, C. E 79 Griffin, J. H 140 Grimes, C. G 113 Grove, R. L 101 Guthrie, R. A 137 Hamilton, R. M Midshipman Chief Engineer. U. S. S. Wyoming Practice Cruise. Four Stripes. Hammock, J. C Hammond, S. A., Jr Hank, W. E Hanna, J. R Harcourt, S. H Harlow, J. B Harris, A. E Harris, H. D Sub Squad (4, 3, 2); 2 Stripes. Hart, J.N Hartzell, P. A Haugen, C. E Haviland, J. W., 3d Black " N " . Headden, W. R Hede, A Henderson, Hi H Intercollegiate Middleweight Boxing Champion; Block " N " . Heneberger, R. B Hickey, T. J Hicks, J. M Hirst, G. C, Jr Hoag, L. F Hobbs, I. E HOFFNER, C. C Hogaboom, R. E HORD, P. W HOURIHAN, J.J House, J. C Howard, W. B., Jr Howard, W. S., Jr Howeth, L. S Howlett, K. S., Jr Hubbard, H. E Hughes, J. G., Jr Hull, D.R Hurd, K. C Hurt, D. A IVEY, J. C Jackson, A., Jr 42 154 119 71 90 72 111 222 89 219 124 204 47 261 62 257 154 160 157 125 96 46 85 219 211 164 157 151 212 179 96 125 136 229 142 82 160 166 PAGE Mi. Jarrell, A. E 95 Jensen, CM 109 Johns, J. G 144 Johnson, R. C 167 Johnson, T. W., Jr 175 Johnson, V. E 220 Johnson, W. W 60 IPO; Class Swimming (3). Jordan, J. B 123 Karns, F. D., Jr 239 Kelley, B. D 157 Kershner, G. F 49 Kiel, P. J 163 Kimes, T. J 168 Kimzey, R. P 182 King. G. 1 81 King, S. H 57 KlRTEN, W., ]R 121 Kivette, F. N 218 Knowles, J. P 104 Kramer, A. D 170 Krieg, W. B 202 Laffan, J. J 117 Lambrecht, J. 61 Landers, W. N 213 Lankford, C. K. 220 Lanston, A. G 201 Larkin, R. A 247 Larson, H. O. . 207 Latrobe, W. C 195 Naval Academy Lightweight Wrestling Champ (1); Expert Rifleman; Two Stripes. Lawrence, }. R 55 Leahey, G. A., Ir 259 Lee, E. S 45 Leggett, A. B. . 212 Leicht, J 266 Lent, W. A ' 255 Lester, T 103 Lewis, John H 113 Lind, W. G. H 110 Football, Varsity Numerals (1). Lion, P.M., Jr.. 67 Locke, P. G 79 Long, J. H 87 Long, V. D 86 Loomis, B. B 93 Loomis, F. K 194 ?55 BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX— Continued Loos, W. M 213 Love, H. H 108 Lowrey, S. J 251 Ludewig, J. W 65 Luke, R. H 122 Lyon, H. N 155 Three Stripes; Intercollegiate Light- heavyweight Championship. Boxing Champ. 1925. Lyon, P. H 38 Lyons, R. R 117 MacIntyre, A 213 MacKinnon, R. M 223 Madsen, H. V. B 180 Mahoney, G. F 98 Malone, C. F 43 Mann, E. E 52 Markham, L. M., Jr 131 Marshall, H. N 217 Marshall, W.J 198 Mason, R 170 Matson, R. H 177 May, B., 2nd 64 Mayer, W. S., Jr 69 McAdam, S. T., Jr 195 McAuliffe, C. L 237 McCall, F. B 156 McDaniel, C. DeM 127 McFall, E. A 224 McFarlane, R. N 198 McGeory, T. J 120 McGirr, W. P 159 McGown, M. Y., Jr 191 McGraw, T. M 41 McKinney, C. S 66 McMurtrey, T. B 183 McNally, J. A 124 McNulta, H., Jr. 253 McShane, J. J 38 Melgaard, J. L 192 Mensing, R. J. K 259 Messmer, W. L 92 Miller, C. F 74 Miller, H. F 250 Miller, James M 245 Miller, John M 147 Miller, Lermond H 240 Mitchell, H 238 Moeller, W. F 205 Moore, A. S 169 PAGE NO. Moore, C. H 141 Moore, J. G 249 Morrison, C. H. B 159 Morrison, J. K., Jr 234 Moseley, S. P 52 Mowatt, W. P 208 Mumma, M. C, Jr 39 Munroe, F. A., Jr 171 Murphy, J. W., Jr 241 Muth, E. G 208 Naquin, O. F 254 Nellis, R. E 193 Nevins, J. H., Jr 250 New, W. A 128 Newton, E. P., Jr 88 Newton, W. S 193 Nickerson, R. B 146 Masqueraders (1). Nonweiler, K. H 144 Norman, R. G 107 O ' Brien, W.J 174 O ' Hara, J. B 243 O ' Keefe, G. F 223 O ' Neil, C. H f : 222 Orvil le, H. T 158 Overstreet, G. J 205 Owers, F. D 177 Page, W. A 242 Palmer, R. C 7i Parke, D. D 260 Parker, E. N 184 Parker, T. C 248 Parks, L. S 53 Paro, E. E 146 Paul, A. C 192 Pefley, A. R 251 Peterson, D. A 91 Peterson, M. R 210 Petross, L. C 78 Phelan, G. R 152 Phillips, G. L 50 Pickens, H. H 261 Pickton, W. H 261 Poore, J. B 149 Porter, W. F 217 Pound, H. C 39 Powell, M. A 115 Printup, C. A 164 SSo ' BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX— Continued PAGE NO. Purmort, G. L 152 Class Soccer (1); Class Lacrosse (2, 1). Putnam, W. H 168 Pyne, S.N 265 Query, J. V., Jr .203 Quinn, A. R .235 Rahiser, M. S 59 Rainer, G. B 84 Ransom, R. R 83 Ray, C. C 233 Reamy, T. G 40 Reeves, I. S. K., Jr 40 Reith, E. V 109 Reither, R. W 94 Reppy, J. D 218 Reynolds, CD 74 Rhodes, W. K 70 Rice, H. P 262 Richardson, E. C 72 Roberts, D. G 50 Roberts, L. W 252 Robertson, J. B., Jr 156 Robinson, J. M 129 Rorschach, A L 136 Rosenberg, M 148 Ross, D. A 141 Ryan, CM 99 Sampson, W. B 165 Schell, R. H. E 49 Shieke, H. E 45 Schleif, E. L 53 Schonland, H. E . .... 172 Schrefer, C.J 43 Schultz, W. C 269 Scott, J. M 42 Scruggs, J. M 48 Seabury, C.C 163 Sears, N. W 80 Sentman, R. A 82 Four Stripes; Class Track (1); Class Sabres (1); Class epee ( 1). Shahan, W. H 148 Shelton, A. A 100 Shewell, C.T 88 Sides, J. H 68 Sigel, C.H 62 Sihler, W 203 Silsbee, C S 180 Sima, F. F 256 Simms, H. A 128 Simpson, S. D 112 Sims, G. L 213 Singer, W. T 165 Slaven, F. W 131 Sledge, A 236 Smith, C.C 132 Smith, C.L 179 Smith, D. E 134 Glee Club (1). Smith, H. F 200 Smith, J. M 153 Smith, J. S., Jr 110 Wrestling " N " (1); Academy Middle- weight Champion (1). Smith, Rodman D 77 Smith, Royal S 270 Smith, Russell S 190 Smith, S. P 254 Snedeker, J 63 Sowell, J. C 232 Spiller, J. H 47 Standley, W. H., Jr 201 Steele, J. W 185 Stephens, J. M 92 Stickney, F. R 173 Stillman, J. H 188 Stolz, F. R 174 Stone, H. L 75 Straub, W. C 247 Strong, W. H 234 Stryker, J. W 264 Stubbs, D 84 Sturcken, W. A 186 Sugnet, L. F 206 Sullivan, CM 230 Sullivan, E. D 230 Swinburne, E. R 41 Sylvester, M. D 244 Tarbox, G. E., Jr 48 Taylor, E. B 116 Taylor, J. D., 3rd 215 Terry, W. E 267 Thomas, F. J 132 Thomas, T. C 59 Thompson, A. B 149 Thompson W. K 80 Thomson, H. P 248 Thorington, A. C 145 57 556 ACKNOWLEDGMENT In constructing the Lucky Bag we are greatly indebted to many people tor their interest and effort in our behalf. It is only through their hearty co-operation and hard work that the book has been constructed and we trust that it is worthy of their efforts. Our greatest debt is to Mr. A. Ford Du Bois of the Du Bois Press of Rochester, N. Y. for his tireless effort in advising the staff and in printing the book. To Mr. K. W. Palmer of the J. F. Tapley Co., for the binding; to Mr. B. F. James of the Philadelphia Photo Engraving Co., for the color engraving; to The Hurst Engraving Co., of Rochester for the black and white engraving we are grateful. To Mr. Robert Bennett of the White Studio we owe thanks for the photographs that grace our pages and for the many hours spent in patient advice and criticism. Our feature section on Naval Aviation was made possible by the efforts of Lieut. R. A. Ofstie with the co-operation of the Bureau of Aeronautics. Rear-Admiral Henry B. Wilson very kindly allowed us to reproduce the picture of the Bon Homme Richard-Serapis engagement as our frontispiece and through the effort of Captain Kidd this was done successfully. The Superintendent and the Commandant supervised the Lucky Bag work in general. Commander Bagley and Lieut. Ansel spent many long and weary hours censoring the copy that fills our pages. - We v re extremely fortunate in having Franklin Booth to do the designing of the borders and the front and end liners. For the pictures which lend a touch of color to our pages, we thank: Tom Webb, Pearl Hill, Arthur William Brown, Howard Chandler Christy, Nell Hott, Reeves and Ludlum. It is indeed gratifying to realize that so many prominent artists could express this interest in the Lucky Bag. 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