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

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CONTENTS Book I The Academy ii The Yard 13 The Officials 35 The Departments 43 Book II The Classes 55 The Regimental Organization .... 57 The History of 1916 61 The Under Classes 12.9 Book III The Activities 143 Athletics 145 Organizations 2.17 Book IV The Features x69 Book V The Class .... 305 s m- -n ( p l 1 THE ACADEMY N itLra .X -i ' !;: % «r ' ri 7T npHE Naval Academy, our Alma Mater, our Service Mother, is an in- - - stitution whose influence we shall feel and whose stamp we shall bear throughout our lives. Enshrined in memories and hallowed by the passing of the years is the mosaic we call our Academy life. Simple and systematic is the pattern thereof The yard, the officers, and the depart- ments form the central theme, each representing in its turn the high traditions of the Navy, the type of men who command our ships, and the beginnings of knowledge whence comes sea power. Buildings and grounds change with the passage of time, but the spirit of the institution, the true Academy, ever remains the same. Time only can add to the glorious traditions which are our heritage. The aims, ideals, and examples are as unchanging as truth itself. On every side of us are reminders to serve as an inspiration to achieve the highest in fidelity to duty, personal honor and integrity, and devotion to country. Beautiful in themselves though they are, our trophies, flags, and mon- uments are only symbols, and it is the things for which they stand that are the abiding realities of life. Into the most impermeable of us must have seeped a bit of their molding influence 1 ..A} t - ' . ' r . % WHITE buildings rising from their emerald setting of grass and foli- age, sparkling blue water flecked with white caps, blue and white sky above, and sunlight gleaming upon the chapel ' s golden dome. Light- hearted, bright and gay is the scene when June smiles down upon the yard. Then again— rain dripping from cold grey walls upon the wet tiles of the terrace, spray dashing high from the waves which break in a smother of foam upon the sea wall, dead leaves fluttering down to the sodden earth, all beneath the leaden November skies. Cold and grey arise the buildings of the yard, the stern preceptors of Academy life. Eloquent of the service for which it trains is the yard in its different moods. Stern and relentless as the granite, the service calls for unswerv- ing loyalty. Yet for all its hardness we find the granite covered by trailing vines of ivy, a thing of both strength and beauty. ■ WTT - V r% WITHIN the chapel walls the new plebe first feels the power of that in- tangible force known as traditions of the service. The sun- light streams in bright colored rays through the stained glass windows which commemorate the Navy ' s leaders of yesterday. It slants across bronze and marble tablets telling of the deeds of one who fell fighting in far-off China, or another who per- ished at sea that his comrades might live. Finally in bright patches of light the sunbeams come to rest upon the white tile pavement which cov- ers the resting place of the Navy ' s first hero. In the crypt below, surrounded by flags and with the names of his different commands inscribed upon the pavement, lies the father of the Ameri- can Navy, John Paul Jones. He it was who first commanded a foreign salute for the flag which hangs above the chancel. In depicting the ideal officer Jones says that besides being a capable mariner " he should be as well a gen- tleman of liberal education, refined manners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor. In relation to those under his command, he should be the soul of tact, patience, justice, firmness, and charity. " " Give me the iron in the men and I care not so much about the iron in the enemy ' s ships. Men, trained to arms will always do their duty if ably led. " This is Farragut ' s statement of character ' s supreme importance. It is men such as Jones, Decatur, Porter, Farragut, and Dewey who have charted the course and set for us a standard of ideals. American sea power is still an unfinished story. Those chapel windows yet un- dedicated inspire the thought that posts of honor remain which any of us may be destined to fill. But glory, honor, hardship, and danger ever go hand in hand; and in the presence of the glory of the past we kneel and sing a hymn to the Eternal Father for those of today in peril on the sea. Tradition and navy spirit grow upon one with the passage of time. They cannot be suddenly grafted upon us, nor can they be well understood except by long association. A key to this understand- ing exists, however, in the inscription upon the bronze portals, " Non Sibi Sed Patria. " Full well have those com- memorated here exemplified in their lives the motto, " Not for ourselves but for our country. " c: ' ' -:■.■■•• . r„ 3 .X A..HS . THE Naval Academy of today has grown from an humble beginning under George Bancroft, founder of the institution. The hall wherein the Regiment eats, sleeps, and studies bears his name. One ' s first impression is a sense of the size of this structure and, as a lowly plebe, one ' s first act is to get hopelessly lost in the maze of corridors and rooms. Then the plebe grasps the system- atic scheme of arrangement and in due time his own little apart- ment with bare buff walls, white iron bed, hard bot- tomed chair, and green topped study table becomes endowed with a person- ality which distinguish- es it from a thousand similar rooms. On the terraces of the hall with feet blistering on the hot concrete and sweat streaming from every pore, he stands at attention in the blazing July sun, and learns the meaning of military dis- cipline. Amid the clatter of dishes and the hurrying of mess boys, he assumes a brace and dines among the upper classes in the long mess hall. A year later will find him smiling quietly as he watches new plebes marching in file beneath the endless lines of corridor lights. And four years hence he will hurry along the same corridors littered with trunks and cruise boxes to fall in with the other members of the graduating class. Memory will of- ten turn back to the moments of leisure spent in Bancroft. Spring evenings and the smokers on the seaward terrace, with the jazz band in action, listening in on the radio after taps, trying out the latest on the " vie, " and divers sessions of the radiator club. Little things are these, but vital bits of Bancroft life. %. 17 x ' f ' . i8 .. ; r f ; CI ' IN the heart of the group of buildings which make up Bancroft Hall is a hall dedicated to the memory of the officers and men who have per- ished nobly in the service. Fixed in the hearts of us who follow them in the service, is the longing to prove worthy of our heritage of tradition, to live, to fight, to achieve, and to die bravely and in a righteous cause. Bronze and marble memorial tablets, oil paintings, swords, and flags are really trivial things in themselves. But they bring home forci- bly the ideals with which they are associated, and which we unconsciously make our own. " Tradition of the serv- ice " becomes more than a meaningless phrase when we consider the examples which we should follow. Briefly sum- marized it might be said that tradition teaches us: to prepare for whatever emergency the future holds so that we too may answer " We are ready now " ; to devote ourselves to a chosen cause with the loyalty which urges in the face of death, ' ' Don ' t give up the ship ' ' ; to respect the rights of others with the fine spirit which prompted, " Never mind me, I am all right, look after those other fellows, " or " After you, pilot " ; and to meet the difficulties of life with that indomitable spirit which refuses to accept defeat and, shouting " I have not yet begun to fight, " drives on to victory. j 19 iO ' -i jf -, c HIEF Petty Officer, take charge and dismiss the Com- pany! " A flash of swords, a brief command, a rattle of bolts, an- other command, and then a hur- rying of feet as the ranks fall apart and each man hastens to return his rifle to the racks along the walls. Or, as snow falls softly on the long green roof, it is the click of instru- ments in the plotting room, the reverberating clang of the breech plug swung home, and the sharp crack of the sub-calibre rifles which catch the ear. Gun crews clad in white works cluster about their guns engaging in mimic battle practice, spotting groups perched on benches aloft observe the splashes of the salvos, and on all sides are groups studying the intricacies of the fire control system. Here also the first class assembles each month to battle for a mark with log book and range tables. But in bright contrast to these monthly struggles are ' the occas- ions when music, light, and laughter combine to dispel the grey of routine life and study. Gay colors mingle with blue and gold in a kaleidoscopic pat- tern which moves and changes with the rythm of the music. And snake, four-O, brick, blind drag, and repentant Red Mike mingle in the ever-moving crowd. Zero days and a whifl ! Each midshipman in the crowded hall impatiently awaits the final word. A burst of cheering, a cloud of white caps flung heaven- ward, and another class emerges from Dahlgren bearing their tokens of a course well run. - % J Vi -isS-r ' v- ii ,H: f ,ri ' t,- v . VL ■ (Z. THE afternoon sun sinks low in the west. Not a breath of air stirs the foliage which closes in to form a deep green arch above the brown and yellow pebbles of lovers ' lane. Not a ripple breaks the placid mir- ror of the Severn faintlv reflecting the cottony clouds clustered above its wood- ed banks. All day long the July sun has beat down with dazzling brilliancy up- on the sparkling surface of the bay, upon the hot pavements, upon the white buildings of the yard, and upon the cobble stone streets of old Annapolis which lies steeped in the dreamy lan- guor of midsummer. A few white clad plebes cross the terraces or walk through the grounds, but the yard seems dead and deserted. Even the buildings have succumbed to lethargy. Withdrawing in- to ivy covered walls, the windows of the superintendent ' s home regard the world with half drawn shades like eyes half closed in listless reverie. Months have passed and theyard hasawakenedto lifeand action. Figures in blue hurry along Blake Road or youngster cut-off returning from liberty. The crisp evening air bears with it the tang of frost and burning leaves which seems distinctive of autumn evenings. A warm and cheerful light now streams from the windows, and music and laughter pro- ceed from within. Here and there about the vard on Porter Road, Upshur Road, Rodgers Road, or beyond College Creek on Bowyer or Phythian Roads are evening call- ers bidding their adieux and starting home- ward. The Regiment has returned from the cruise and September leave. Academic year is under way, and the social life of the yard is again in full swing. . 7 - M WITH a proud and haughty stare, the old Greek warrior gazes before him at the hall, on whose wall his ensign hangs. Perchance he dreams of a century past, when, instead of a granite pedestal, he graced the prow of a British frigate and gazed towards the wide horizons of the open sea. Does he recall the dav when the eighteen-pounders about his pedes- tal roared defiance at the United States and the frigate of that name? And does he remember how the Macedonian ' s ensign was lowered to the stars and stripes from across the sea? Certainly, but rejoicing in the gallantry of both Decatur and Garden and glorying in America and England alike, his proud gaze never fails. Beyond the Macedonian, is a memorial group erected bv midshipmen to brother midshipmen who died in the Mexican War. " To Passed Midshipmen H. A. Clemson and J. R. Hynson lost with the U. S. brig ' Somers ' off Vera Cruz, December 8, 1846. To Midshipmen J. W. Pillsbury and T. B. Shubrick, the former drowned off Vera Cruz, Mexico, July 4, 1846, the latter killed at the Naval Battery, Vera Cruz, March 15, 1847, while in the discharge of their duties. This monument is erected by passed and other midshipmen of the U. S. N. as a tribute of re- spect. " For those of an older genera- tion stands the Tripoli Monu- ment, " To the memory of Somers, Caldwell, Decatur, Wadsworth, Dorsey, Israel. As a small tribute of respect to their valor so worthy of imita- tion, their brother officers have erected this monument. The love of glory inspired them. Fame has crowned their deeds. History records the event. The children of Columbia admire, and Commerce laments their fall. " - G 2-5 TT-, ' . Vi " " (. iM r . 2.6 Zr ' -T : I SHERWOOD HALL, the home of " S t ea m " — otherwise known as Engineering and Aeronautics. What experiences have been ours within these walls as we learned what makes the wheels go round! Drills in the mod- el room determin- ing the modus operandi of everything from a butter-flv valve to a B. and W. boiler, days of ink-stained endeavor to fair the lines of a sub-chaser, hours at forge, bench orlathe;and months of sketchand describe inthesectionroom as we assailed the mysteries of Marine Boilers, Johnny Gow, Thermo, and Turbines. The musical hum of the power house turbines recalls long watches during the summer cruises when the sultry, steaming, oilv atmosphere of the engine room fairly seemed to vibrate with the ceaseless roar of the cruising turbines and reduction gears. Endless study, hard won practical experience, dirt, and sweat, and toil — that is the price. Accurate knowledge of the power, ma- chinery, and methods which transform a mass of steel into a magnificent ship of war — that is the reward, of the officer and engineer. Prosaic it may seem, but steam and its development in our navy have had their romance as well as sails and rigging. Changes in science and industry have wrought great changes in our fleets. Corresponding changes in the Naval Academy and its course have followed. Yesterday it was wood, sails, tar, and oakum; today it is steel and steam. Already the field is broadening and disclosing glimpses new and interesting. What will tomorrow offer as we advance in our con- quest of the air? 2.8 " HAT a host of mem- ories are clustered around these buildings — the section room, and the little red book! Sampson Hall brings to mind its test tubes, reagents, and chlorine fumes; its physical laboratory with pullevs, and optical lenses; and the hall of horrors where showers of sparks and popping circuit breakers pro- claimed a swabo for the amateur electrician ' s motor hook-up. Ma- han Hall, with its library of thou- sands of volumes is a fitting memor- ial to America ' s greatest writer on Naval Strategy and History. Maury Hall brings back pleasant afternoons among the curios and trophies of the museum, or correspondinglv unpleasant mornings in the exam- ination room untangling the mys- teries of math. The Auditorium, flaunting from its walls the battle flags of foreign men-of-war, a Euro- pean royal standard, and flags from a Chinese fort, recalls first class hops, plebe lectures, and countless shows. Like the jovial countenance of the full moon the yellow face of the clock peers down from the library tower. As evening shadows deepen upon the yard, his mellow voice pro- claims the hour. In a burst of brilliant color the Masquerader sign flashes, and the day ' s work gives way to an evening of entertainment. Ww ' i - Z9 V. ' ' - — ' «;i_ 3° «.-. LONG both walls of the ong lower corridor of % Luce Hall are small brass tablets, each bearing the name of an American destroyer and giving a brief account of the man for whom that destroyer was named. Each plate is really a page of our naval history, with courage and self-sacrifice written after ev- ery name. The Saginaw ' s gig, Hob- son ' s raft, the Jeanette polar ex- pedition boat, the Olvmpia ' s fig- urehead, and Perry ' s battle fiag on Lake Erie — what associations these have with our national his- tory! If they could tell their stor- ies, what facts we might learn from gilded figure-head, ancient gun, or tattered ensign! Amid the volumes on Naval History, lives of famous officers, and great battles on the sea, one can find a store-house rich with narratives which these relics try dumbly to picture for us. With Perry once more we meet the enemv on Lake Erie and they are ours. Once more we hear the splinter of crashing masts, and the smoke of battle rolls thick about us while the Constitution and Guerriere, wage mortal combat. Once more we tread the decks of the Alabama or the Kearsarge and, white sails distended, search far and wide over blue sea lanes for ships of the enemy. Once more we chase the fleeing Span- iards at Santiago, or roll scuppers un- der on a North Sea destroyer. And then we dream a bit of the future. More wars? Not if the peace-lov- i n g spirit of Amer- ica can prevent. But if other means fail, may our flag fly as nobly on the seas of to-morrow as it has in days gone by. w 31 ■nr!S T- -•, «Sf rr- - Vi 3i t f. SS: THE long shadows of late afternoon creep slow ' aero ss Farragut field, softly veil- ing the scene of many an infantry drill and many a furious football struggle. Daylight wanes, the gold- en glow of sunset gilds the sails of the schooners which dot the blue ex- panse of water, and the last bright rays of the sinking sun glint upon the Reina ' s ensign. Sweet and clear the silvery notes of " Colors " float upon the evening air, " and the flag is lowered for the night. In the gathering dusk the delicate tracery of the wireless towers is silhouetted against the rising moon, and already her mellow light begins to build its golden path across the water. Receding into the distant haze, the far horizon of the bay goes out to join the ocean — old ocean whose eternal charm lures us ever on. " The years that kept us shorebound here have died. " Our academic career with all that it holds of joy and sorrow is left behind on Severn ' s shore. No more will we stroll through Wilson Park enjoying an evening smoke, no more will we sail catboat or cutter on the bay, no more will we embark from the sea wall upon our summer cruises. Midshipmen days have dropped astern and pass from sight, not memory, in a white and foaming wake. Our bow points toward the future whose margin fades for- ever and forever as we move. The course is set. We are outward bound, bound for life ' s blue horizon. 33 34 THE OFFICIAL .T: WHEN you of the Class of Twenty-six glance through your Lucky Bags years after graduation, many will be the memories of the officers who were the gods of destiny during your midshipmen days — you will recall nick-names applied to some, inci- dents concerning others, and impressions left upon you bv them all. Recognizing, though he does, the importance of the power behind the guns, the midshipman goes about his daily life with lit- tle reflection upon that power. Without realizing it, his contact with officers exerts upon him a far- reaching influence. After all, there is much in a midshipman ' s training whiqh is better learned from men than books. More than the buildings and grounds are required to make the Academy. Just as a ship is useless without its trained per- sonnel to control it, so is the Academy useless without the authorities who guide it, and any consideration of the Academy would be incom- plete without the officers at its helm. r 35 he Secretary of the TSJjivy Honorable Curtis D. Wilbur 37 The Superintendent Admiral Louis M. Nulton 1 he Commandant Captain Sinclair Gannon 1 he Executive Officer Commander David W. Bagley THE DEPARTMENTS VALUABLE indeed are the social and academic sides of Acad- emy life but, after all, we spend most of our time in the grim pursuit of knowledge. " Ex Scientia Tridens. " The pursuit of knowledge for many is a long stern chase with the quarry hull-down over the horizon. For others is the satisfaction of occasion- ally seeing a well-ranged salvo strike home. But for all, the course must be run with all sail set. Those for whom the race is too swift and who must perforce drop out are remembered by their comrades and their fate regarded as a misfortune perhaps, but never as a dis- honor. Dour visaged old Tccumseh has received many a tribute from his wooden worshippers and will doubtless continue his reign as long as the Academics bring sorrow to the young gentlemen of the Regi- ment. Exec, Steam, Dago, Juice, Bones, Nav, Ordnance, Seamanship, English. Enemies of old they ar e; we commemorate them here not because there is danger of our forgetting them — hardly that — but in order that those who finish the race may gaze upon the scalps of their erstwhile enemies with inward congratulations upon their success. Perchance the dead may walk again as we continue our careers. For the present, however, let us review each extinct member of the Aca- demic eleven and stow him away with a glad Amen. s is — ' 43 . " " B Standing — P Briggs, L. Y. Mason, J. U. Lademan, R. M. Ihrig, L. E. Kelley, C. C. Hartnian, L. P. Padgett, .Ir,. W, E. Cheadle, W. G. Greenman, H. B. Ransdell, W. C. Ansel, H, N. Hill. Seated— S F. Heim, F. A. L. Vossler, B. Maver, D. W. Baglev, S. Gannon, C. C. Slayton, R. C. GifTen, W. D. Brereton. C. W. Magruder. THE EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT Sinclair Gannon CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY Commandant of M.idshipmen ... . " Top Rou — A. D. Blackledge. P. K. Fischler. T. H. Robbins. W. G. Maser, H. Hoogewerff. A B. Anderson, O. J. Haltnorth Second Rou — F. Londahl, H. E. Snow, J. J. Hughes. ,„„ „,, „ t,-,,, ,,,, Seated— G. D. Murray, R. S. Field, E. A. WoUeson. H. A. Baldridge (Head of Department), G. C. Barnes, R. H. Booth, C. H. MoMorns. THE DEPARTMENT OF SEAMANSHIP FLIGHT TACTICS Harry A. Baldridge CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department m ' .Hl.ll 45 Top Ron — E. R. Herbst, J. J. Pattersuii, 3rd, E. R. Hill, J. L. Holloway, Jr., E. D. Kerii, T. C. Scaffe, J. Prams. Second Rau — H. L Grosskopf, E. R. DeLong, W. Cochran, H. M. Briggs, H. W. Need, S. Cook, E. E. Herrmann, H. G. Hopwood. Sealed— E. B. Nixon, J. B. Rutter, D. L. Howard, W. S. Anderson (Head of Department), S. A. Clement, H. D, Roesch, H. D. McHenry. THE DEPARTMENT OF ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY Walter S. Anderson CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department G. 46 Top Row — E. S. Stoker, S. K. Hall, T. B. Brittain, S. C. Dougherty, M. A. Deans, A. B. Alexander. Second Row — R. H. Hargrove, W. E. Tarbutton, L. P. Wessell, J. E. Gingrich, C. M. Abson, V. E. Korns. Seated— I. C. SoweU, H. J. Shields, A. M. Allen, W. J. Giles (Head of Department), C. J. Moore, S. Mills, P. V. H. Weems. THE DEPARTMENT of NAVIGATION | rW William J. Giles CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department 1 e_ -. 47 im ' l ' i ' «:i steaxs g ' m- MlnP " f iJ ' ? ' ' -■ i ■ ' ■ ' , ' ;. ' - 4 .♦ ' .j . ' ' -j Top Rou—E E Stevens, C F Swanson, C. W. Hamill, J. M. Berlin, G. C. Klein, R. N. S. Baker, C. H. Rockey, B. O. Wells. D. M. Page, R. D. Threshie, W. H. Weed, Jr., W. E. Farrell. „,.,., x t,. .t t, r,ur tin Second Rou — J. I. Hale, G. H. Easton, T. N. Vinson, R. Bolton, K. R. R. Wallace, J. W. Higley, D. P. Johnson, A. D. Brown, R. H. Cruzen, H. D. Power, C. Cleave, G. Beneze, C. P. Bolgiano. , , , „ ,.„„,■ t u nr tt j j Seofed— G W D Dashiell, G. B. Ashe, C. A. Lucas, R. C. Needham, G. J. Rowchff (Head of Department), T. W. Johnson, H. W. Underwood, V- E. Goodhue, E. Davis. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING AERONAUTICS Gilbert J. Rowcliff CAPTAIN, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department 48 " !» Top Row—R. C. Lamb, J. T. Tvler, L. M. Kells, E. S. Mayer. Second Row — H. E. Jenks, L. T. Wilson, G. R. Clements, W. J. King. J. B. Scarborough, W. A. Conrad, .1. N. Galloway, A. Dillingham. Seated — H. M. Robert, Jr., P. Capron, H. L. Rice, . J. Chantry, (Head of Department), C. Leiper. .1. B. Eppes, .1. . BuUard. THE DEPARTMENT of MATHEMATICS Allan J. Chantry COMMANDER, (c.C.) UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department 49 -■ i :4 , «!SS!» . ■ ® ' f :f -f .t i% ii » _■ -i: II ' ■ mi ' n ' f-. Top 2o?i ' — G D Robinson, L, .S. Perrv, IS. 8. Murray, C. J. Ballreich, C. D. Edgar, C. P. MeFeaters. Second Row — D. G. Howard, B. F. Foe, H. R. Parker, R. S. Morse, M. M. Dupre, M. W. Powers, J. C. Gray, L. S. Lewis, P. W. Steinhagen, E. W. Thompson. Third Row — W. W. Pace, B. S. Mansfield, R. C. Moureau, D. E. Cummins, R. Dudley, C. M. Holton, C. R. Crutcher, D. W. Coe, G. Bannerman, G. A. Patterson. W. E. Clayton. Seated — F. K. Elder, F. Slingluff, Jr., P. J. Dashiell, Benjamin Button (Head of Department), R. B. Horner, S. Cochran, S. D. McCaughey. THE DEPARTMENT OF Electrical Engineering Physics Benjamin Dutton COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department 50 " " A l ' iw« -OTXW V- ww »iiiw ' .1 i I 1 ( ' • ' ' i ' ' " ' ' ' ' " Z gTI ' " " ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' " ' ' standing — W. K. Dotv, C. L. Lewis. F. I. Myers, R. S. Merrick, H. F. Sturdy. W. A. Darden, R. S. Pease, C. B. Fortna. Sealed — H. McCormick, A. F. Westcott, Carroll Storrs Alden (Head of Department), H. F. Krafft, W. B. Nnrris. THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH Carroll S. Alden PROFESSOR Head of Department 51 " m ij ; 1 -JWv " " • i j ;■ « . fib ' ? ' t - ' iis- ' £ Standing — J. M, Purdie, H. B. Winchell, L. R. Fnurnon, D. Jordan, H. Bluestone, C. V. Fowler, P. A. Lajoye. Seaterl — W. E. Olivet, H. A. Jones, W. L. Friedell tHead of Department), A. Fernandez, M. A. Colton. THE DEPARTMENT OF MODERN LANGUAGES WiLHELM L. Friedell COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department W rr 52- . Slanding—H. G. Ralph, W. P. Mull. G. H. Rice, C. J. Flotte, Miss Smith. W. D. Day, J. T. O ' Connell, F. A. Richison, A. L. Crowder. Seated— C. E. Morrow. J. F. Terrell. C. J. Holeman W. H. Bell (Head of Department), W. J. Riddick. R. T. Canon, S. O. Claytor. THE DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE William H. Bell CAPTAIN, (m.C.) united STATES NAVY Head of Department 53 Standing — J. J. Dougherty, F. Lynch, F. L. Foster, J. W. Graham, J. Wilson. R. S. Butler, W. Aamold, H. Ortland, H. M. Webb. Seated — J. Schutz, G. Heintz, G. E. Mott, B. McCandless (Head of Department), W. A. Richardson, L. H. Mang, F. Sazama. THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL TRAINING Byron McCandless COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NAVY Head of Department T-tS- 54 m. F.tr. O iit i fe J ' i S ' JJi ' aiSi 1—7 ' . V- ' ; ' ' ■=- » t I THe Aqe of oa%s jitsJ) sail - ' ¥ssi i4 R THE CLASSED V ' " ' ...- " ■ -c. " a— £i SOMEONE has said that the most inspiring story ever told is the story of the gradual growth of man, up from the animal state ' of which the earliest records tell us, into the glory and power that are now his. To the casual observer who sits by the side of the turbulent stream of Naval Academy life and watches it as it goes swiftly by, the most inspiring part of the whole vast mechanism is not its intricate organization, its buildings, its memorials, or the huge amount of work which its academic departments cover, but the way in which this school of the service, like some kind of a giant sausage grinder, catches up all the varied types of men and boys who enter its walls, college graduates and high school graduates, cowboys and coal miners, ex-gobs and ex-theological students, and sorts and shuffles them here and there, discarding, retaining, readjusting, till when graduation brings an end to their four years as " young gintlemin ave th ' rigimint " they have been developed, some more than others it is true, but all to a greater or less extent, into naval officers. In this record of the class we have tried to picture not certain individuals, but certain types. We have tried to show how these types react to similar conditions, how they face the problems that every midshipman is forced to face before he graduates. So, classmate, when you are a hard-boiled twice and a half striper in the Asiatics, and you ' ve read every scrap of print on the ship and everything else in your Lucky Bag but this history, you MAY, in desperation, turn to it and read it through. If you do, see if you can find yourself as you were in the good old days before your forehead advanced to the back of your neck, and you began to develop a waist line. X --:. , r « " " - !4 56 7 -- Greenwald, J. A., Jr. M-ids ' n. Com ' d ' r. HUTCHINS, C. B. Mids ' n. Lieut. ESKILSON, E. T. Mills ' n. Lieut. LYMAN, C. H., JR. Mids ' n. Lt. Com ' d ' r. DUNLAP, S. B. Mids ' n. Lt. (j. g. ' ) " " % ' e._, _ ' ; GREENACRE, A. J. WHELAN, T. M. SCRYMGEOUR, H. D. KEMPER, A. M. Mids ' n. Lt.Q. g. ' ) Mids ' n. Ensign Mids ' n. Ensign Regimental C. P.O. MS 57 THE FIRST BATTALION STAFF Weaver, G. C. Mids ' ii. Lt. Com ' d ' r. SELLERS, A. M. Mids ' ii. Lt. Cj- 0 SPRENGER, W. C. Mids ' n. Ensign FLOYD, W. O. Mids ' n. Lieut. FISHER, E. D. Bcitt. C. P. 0. THE SECOND BATTALION STAFF Briner, C. E. Mids ' n. Lt. Com d ' r. BUCHANAN, C. A. TAYLOR, J. Mc N. Muh ' n. Lt. (;. .) Mids ' n. ' Lieut. STRAIN, C. L. LINAWEAVER, W. E. Mids ' n. Ensign Batt. C. P. 0. ( - " ill Jt ' 58 THE THIRD BATTALION STAFF Rogers, J. H. TSAidsn. Lt. Com ' d ' r. ADAIR, C. Mids ' n. Lt. (;. _g.) ELLIOTT, E. W. Mjds ' ii. Ensign MUMMA, A. G. Mids ' n. Lieut. LENTZ, A. W. Batt. C. P. 0. ' AW i f - THE FOURTH BATTALION STAFF Flippin, R. N. Mids ' n. Lt. Com d ' r. LONG A. C. Mids ' n. Lt.Qj.g. ' ) SYLVESTER J. Mids ' n. Ensign LEE, F.iND. Mids ' n. Lieut. SMITH, S. L. Batt. C. P. 0. 59 (, i-STSw i? ' - ■ ' _Ji - 60 ' V. ;, . -- 6i :- :, ' ;. 61 63 64 PLEBE SUMMER I T5 ApTn, i9irr i " ocJa)rT5ert anc finished our last set of exams for ths Naval Academy, and this is the iirs time I ' ve been able to draw an caiyE breath in months. Anyway, itV ov E now and whether we passed or riot both of us can truly say that we did! xheicst-we uldr There are onlyTwo SHis lppointed from Eagle Falls and f- ilope we either both pass or both faiL , It would seem mighty funny to gc away to school without Bertc - p4 May, 1911. Tb a, " wo fId seems;; ' prettv much upside-down toHay. The notices from the Navy Departmentn came this morning and I passed, . . Wl ll.l ' but Bert failed. I don ' t know what to do or say. Bert ' s broken-hearted abou it though he doesn ' t say anything We ' ve been planning is, thin c or (f ' rSTfl fev13r§fnd ' e ' We wCre kids, and if he can ' t go it wiU Jake all the joy out of it for me. - " ) 2.5 June, i i.-L. Tomorrow I leave its been rather quiet around the housif the last few days. I don ' t seem to feel! half as pepped up about going to th , Naval Academy as I expected to. Jl wonder what it ' s like. Bert left yes- terday to go up into Minnesota to work on the farm during the summer. His dad owns a big wheat ranch there. Most of the old gang have left town for the summer and I ' ll be rather glai to get away myself. 3 July, 192.1. This is the fourth Sa I ' ve been in this Naval Academy and I haven ' t yet been able to figure out )us£ what it ' s all about. I can remember ar small crowd at the station to see me . , i ' r r f tnter Ill n I i 1; 1 li ■■ k H r iMMi ■■«« First attempt StCUIld Jttclllpt I I Sff, mostly family, a hot nigHt ' s ride, then Chicago and a cinder in my eye, another train ride, arriving an hour -ind a half late in mortal fear of capit I punishment, and an agonizing twQc: iours on an elongated street car that : somehow seemed to have wandered out into the country. After that only i:onfused jumble of " ' Candidatf! ? huh, " " Very well, step insideplease, ;, .... " Full name, and home ad- fefgss. fa ther ' s name, address, and bus- iness, .... who do you wish noti- fii°(4-m r-a lnf rridpnfPj - .; ; ag S6- sign fullnafne here and here, . . . wf? no, NO, not there! " .... " Now re- port to the main office in Bancroft H 3 " " . - = - ' ■ Ba ncroft f nr ff ire see; h y€s, right down that road P heh turn to your left. " ' Bancroft Hall?:::: frfbr your Physical Exam.t jm r- ' ' row at nine " .... " You should liave been here a half an hour agosJ i omptness is one of the prime requisr tes of a naval officeii7,, -:::: tj:ip, tnanf trip,, don ' t mind me ' . : 7 " Have I Sptfever had colic, fneaslesUwhooping y " -e yagh. or tootha.ch.e? ' yy J ' ' Step is mark please, ' reaa the ver- ' t . . " wart on lower nose, scar oit tSs and that " .... " Do p3u wish to study French or Span- 5h =; j .i solemnly swear to " If you carry uppof one of the laundry bags in each hand, I ' ll hang the other and the broom around your neck, and you can carry our shoes in your teeth. " . . . " Say ace yojLassIgn£d_tQ__Lhis room,-tooiL I Sa ii feif t feij i iii aih iihtrk it 66 .- ' 5« m -XL. J Infantry Cutters You are? Well, I guess we ' re to be foommates, huh? " .... " Say, does linderwcar on the third shelf meai third from the bottom or third froi the top? " .... " Migod ! is that:g mattress? I thought it was a shelf. " .... " Why shouldn ' t I put out the light? Huh? You ' re the M.C. Wellf I ' m the King of the Irish Free State. No, I ' m not trying to get funny. Oh all right, " . . . " Well, goodnight. " " . . . . " Holy Fish, I wi sh. I_ _was, home . ' ' 5 : " " 3o July, 1911. The tropics may bg Mot, but I don ' t think they can have iaiuch on Annapolis. We had riflt nge this morning and George, in roommate, almost shot the officer in charge of the drill. After we had fin- ished the three hundred yard course h ! told George to " Retire " and George thought he said " Fire, " and so he did, and missed him (the officer) by about a foot. The officer was pretty mad about it and heaved George on the pap for improper performance of duty. George said he guessed he put him down for improper performance be- f ause he missed him. I got a letter f rom Bcttv this morning butshedidn ' t say anything, much. 2.3 August, 1911. George is in sick bay today. We had a big fight with ?3 he Second Batt. about ten o ' clock fiast night and some one poured a bucket of water on George from thjg third deck. It wasn ' t that the wateE bothered him so much but the dumb bozo up above let the bucket go after the water, and just as he did, George The firing line Cigarette Butts 7 Stnngtb Tests Duty, as was looked up to see who had poured the water on him. W 17 August, i9ix. The ships are duP in tomorrow morning with the upper- classmen. I guess it ' s goodbye to plebe summer. Goodbye to cutter drills and rifle range; to carefree days and dream- less nigh J |hips_ come_is, to- morrow. " IPSntf _ T ' ? M Z9 August, i9ii. Well GOOOOOO OOOOOOOOD NIGHT . . . .Those folks aren ' t even reasonable. How in Hades am I supposed to know what ship a man was on when I never sa him before in my whole life. It ' s not good sense to expect a man to do that. And the other fool questions they asked . I asked George what he thought about the whole thing, and he said L ' Huh " and walked away leiassman " borrowed " four of his 0hirts to go on leave with and George asn ' t been real sociable since. § I September, i ii. Today we haW ur hrst taste of the far-famed Aca- demics, — preliminary instruction in ago and Steam. At last we know the psyherefor of those cunning little cases ' v eAyere issued. I don ' t think I ' ll eve ' et the ink off of my hands, though, - W spilled gyhc4e gbgt| ' ing. X9 September, 192.2.. Tomorrc year begins. Tomorrow the upper classes get back. Tomorrow at noon is he first formation. Beyond that, as libaniel Webster said, " I seek not to penetrate the veil. " Well, so long everybody, I hope to see you again some time. -our ships come in t jL PLEBE YEAR ■8 October, i zi.. Only a Wg ' ek: ago nd it seems years since the 30th of Sept. I wonder who Jones is. A first classman told me the other day, thats? he was dead, and I said that that was ' too bad as politely as I could. This " is the first chance I ' ve had to breathe IpTf lfloTf tK ln week. Say, when I me to this place I didn ' t even know h£ meaning of the word " study. " I; i4 October, 1911. Chet dropped his igun at infantry this afternoon. That oy is always on hand when it comes to putting his foot in it George is the luckiest man in the world. He went on the " B " Squad training table last Monday. I wonder what it feels like to eat like a human being again and not like a cross between a wooden nd a structural toy. G eor _)ldier ' iU Lit 1 3i s th e tealffrTfrs year ' isnsTif r TO bSS lihe Army, AH- Americans included i eyjlsgrely are a collection of hard- Pokihg and hard acting young men hen they come on the field. wtmi: ii November, i zz. George is ghrilled through. He got shifted up o the " A " Squad last week and ■ ere is a chance that he may get into lihe Army Game. The team is round- ■ g into wonderful shape. The season l ps p has not beenHa£briTliant one E t it has been more than satisfacto =jand there is no predicting an Artriy =Navy Game anyhow. The most strik- Ipig thing to me about this coming Game, however, is the change that has come over the spirit of the Regi- ment itself. For the first time we are working all together for a common_ Steam 59 cause, and instead of being four widely separated classes we seem to be now one brotherhood, all striving together toward the one great goal of all of us, Beat the Army. SJ HIi 2.4 November, 192.1. I ve " caught it " at last. In the stands there at Franklin J ield it hit me all of a sudden just hat it was that I had been lacking, what it was those men on the field had that I had as yet failed to find and why I had felt to this tirg gj feeling of being apart, alone I watched the shadows of twilight lengthen across that miniature battle- field during those last desperate, de- spairing moments, it seemed to me that the Regiment was giving the team more than just the support of signals I looked around me. hvery man of all the hundreds in the stands was leaning forward, hands clenched, following each move of that team, — his team, — and hurling every ounce of his will, every drop of power that was in him, out to the men on the field. Then the ball was snapped, the men got into action again, that some- thing that has driven men to the far corners of the earth on hopeless mis- sions, that has sent them into battle without swerving, and into the arms of death with a smile, that something without which the Navy would be useless and the defences of the country ridiculous, — the Spirit of the Service, the Old Navy Figh® ' ' " ' " ' ' ™ ' ' " " io December, i xz. Une day a sleep their voices, and in thejife during jj|i nd a butt, thirty-nine and fiv The Quartermaster It li ' on t be long now 70 sixth hours, -twenty-three hundred and hfteen minutes, one hundred and forty-two thousand, nine hundred and twenty seconds, till Christmas leave. It can ' t he long now. m 4 January, 192.3. I got bacI " fTOm leave this morning. Don ' t speak to me, don ' t touch me, don ' t bother me, — get the ell out oi this room and leave me alone. 7 February, i zi,. Poor Chet. The exams laid him down. A 1.04 in Math and a t.t,6 in Steam, and his Dago mark not in yet. Even at that they 4 can ' t make him rhino. Chet says that there ' s always another chance and so he ' s planning already on commg back next year. He ' s a great kid. if wonder if I could take the thing s6 ' cheerfuliy:,i£ I was the one who had iyi I i to go back to the old nome town ana tell them that I had failed. Thanks t a little luck, a penny or two heaveo at Tccumseh, and a lot of hard work, . George and I managed to get Ib But that five-hour Math exam._k sQmething that yvill haunt me for l ears. Georgfersay ' sTTthat when hd: thinks of seven more sessions such as this last week has been, he can ' t de- cide whether to be a ribbc or a plumber. l8 March, 1913. The long grind from Christmas Leave to Graduationvi I had heard of it before but I never- realized just what it could be till now. The time seems to go on, the hands of the clock move, but somehow we seem no closer to the end than we wer a month ago sfegi Jj dsi iil® :Vi Jlh= M i t t J :iJffe f V S: !- 1 " Now u ' bei! I was a plebe — -plebes teas plehes ' 71 ' Taint no more phk We pack 1 go out for Lacrosse this spring. I won- der if he knows what he is getting ?into. They don ' t, play it where he comes from, but Tve seen that gg15e- played. However, they say the Lord looks out for them that are blind |and cannot see. I tried to tpll him but %e wouldn ' ilisteSr E 4 Tune, igiv Say, man ever stood in the open gate or a prison ' whose cold and relentless walls have j been crushing you in for years and _whose iron-barred gateway you never | expected to pass again in this life, :; and gazed eagerly through into that world of freedom, of renewed hope, _of greater promise, and of joy, intg!| Sw-hich you wjcre at last permitted fcl pass? Have you ever dropped the yoke ' jaf servit e from your shoulders and " Stood up to walk erect again like a =man? In short, have vou ever come from the darkness into a great and beautiful light? If you ha.v0$c =pf these, then you can realize, in some 5small degree, how I feel tonight. For onight, friends and constituents, I arr ig JL am my own vai.Vb ; MM. . ' _ pOUNGSTER., " - ' J §: No more will ' s I walk ' rider ' the Rights and turn square corners; no ij|nore will I abstain from Lover ' s Lancj nd the hops; no more will 1 take pnidnight workouts under upperclass; supervision; no more will I brace p; no more will I keep the ji s nd wind th chronometey :;: gchere ain ' t . l i ore plebes! There ust ain ' t no m re Plrbes! L AM=A, YQUNGSIEEL_- Tlje June Bawl IjC., 72- YOUNGSTER CRUISE TO EUROPE about, anyway? I got started early - and had all my gear on the sea-wall aE nine o ' clo = ter four rops - hAnd 1 there the band was playing, helnotofE! sailers were waiting, and all the- Mothers and O.A.O. ' sin creation wefET tfyiBrg-ie find their particular some oieIJt5 a,ll a Ime, — motor-sailersr ,lasL ' good-bye ' s, " and the " 4-N ' s. ' _L Then the long trip out to, th K getting gear aboard, stowing=ity and- last letters. You know, it ' s funny somehow, I ' m awfully — lones Three months ! « !) 5 June. This is worse than back a! T I 1 •Al y the Academy. There we could sleep till six-fifteen, but here it ' s hands " at five-thirty. This morning- ey turned us_ ut toj5repai-e ship_for |ot under-way at seven- thirty, off on a three-months ' cruise George is quite thrilled, but I, ala have no illusions, and all I can see;: ahead is three months of work, poor- chow, watches, and no sleep. I had my first watch as lookout this morn- ing, going down the bay, and I wa supposed to report all sails sighted, ' and all that sort of thing. I was up in the fore-top, and had a general view of things, but the motion of this ship is a cross between that of a drunken cat and a telegraph wire when the wind catches it. I v as glad when that watch was overrAt ' Si s passed the Capes, heading due East, and just before dark we lost sight of land. Gosh! I feel a , thou i I never before re alized ju 2} s German . t£ •iTMH •• ' ■ ' - r • ' i We embark — — and settle to sea-life SJms riKot so good, this going to " Sse wagons may be steady, but Shey don ' t icel that way+First it ' s ' -Jrs " pitch and then it ' s a roll, and some Jiovv I don ' t feel like chow today. W Spok seas over the starboard bow a|tj? 3ay, and the gun-deck is a river. ' " ni •way this deck has of slipping away, and then coming up to hit you in the face when you don ' t expect it isn ' t p)0 good, either. Oh, weJl, I have the midwatch on the bridge tonight. iVIore darned fun ! : i - __jia.Junc. Our first Sundav out. We ' Sa no services this morning, though, Admiral Knapp ' s funeral taking place iistead. At ten o ' clock all four ships xame up in line abreast, and then_ .pped -TColors were half-maste d, anSZ :fhteth:a;pain of me fla Trfprcofidlicfe ■the service. At the end Captaiji Mc- Sitfan cast the ashes oyef-fr : 5a ' rboard after gangwa r: pressive. What an it has been ! I fune. Why on e4rth ' Field Day? " Holystojr brk brightwork, sand ' kn t axiva: frdHvofk, work, and then more worki -Well, I hope the Skipper will he satis 5ed at inspection tomorrow. As for f le, I have the wateb.feonight ! Curse his lumbering, pig-iron battlewagon And we don ' t hit port till the twenty -: first. How long. Oh Lord ! % 16 June. I must write this before the memory of the last couple of diours is lost. We had a " Happy Sou r " toni ght and say, boy, it was OJJ the Virginia Capes 74 The Arkie — -and the Dda rrsT a patf of blSe jielcef put on a mighty good fight of twQ| fast rounds, then there was a mono-r| logue of some midshipman from Flori- da who talked as though he had thi siren up liis nose. He was followed by| George and another midshipman in a| trick sparring match, and then we had| a little jazz from the " N. A. Ten, " | most of whom are aboard. That wasg just a toe-warmer, and after it came a| pair of mess-mokes, two Filipinos. I| heard it was a grudge fight, but itj turned out more like a farce-com:g sedy. Neither knew the first thing ItB ut boxing, and they swung and missed and swung again. When- ever one would land a blow he grin- ned in unholy glee, only to double up as the other landed on him as he 1 7 I ' m laughmg still! i8 June. Pentland Firth at last, and our first land for two weeks. And after three days of fog and cold and. rain! I thought we never would gt0 in, but the Navigator made it some, ' wav. We never did see Cape Wrathg but a little thing like that is no caus for worry. As long as we don ' t pile up on the dear old beach before we hit Copenhagen it ' s all right with me. I. wonder if there is a good restaurant in Copenhagen. II Julv. Bicvcles, restaurants, and beer; such is Copenhagen. Everybodyi who is anybody in Denmark rides a.} bicycle, and everybody is somebody And " Wivvles, " — ooh, la, la! Cafe ' sans pareil! And that although they Jo play " That R edhead Gal ' ' as though Danish Light-ship liatnlet ' s Fiiiliink 75 We make our first liberty King ' s Palace ' • ,v, ' Vj-_v-.7Lr-,Tyr- 31! it were an aria from opera. Taxis cheap here, too, and we went every- )where today. We saw the King ' s pGuard at guard mount, and the palace, and the Zoological Gardens, and jThorvaldsen ' s Museum, and every- fthing else worth seeing. Denmark is 2.T, June. ' TneKing came af day, and gave us the double " o. " He ' s the tallest man I ever saw, but he wears too much gold lace, and his yacht is a terrible boiler; I wouldn ' t own it. Sixteen bags of mail came aboard today, also, and I had seven letters — all from Mother. The girl friend had too many t-es=to write, I guess. This bunk about absence mak- ing the heart grow fonder makes me ill! L, . f 4 July. TItTs is a hdlidayl ack home = but here, — well, I have the watch, =so I stay on board. We are in Scotland |now, and I don ' t like the place we fcalled at. The only things of interest sin Gourock are a very pleasant gentle- iman named Halliday who invited us C-ashore to play tennis at his club and a midshipman named Heavilin, who de ' livers wondrous sermons to all and ' sundry who care to listen. Glasgow is fair, though, and Edinburgh is beautiful, and the Lochs are perfect. I like Scotland, and especially a pair t named Black and White. 5 15 July. George and I have the fire- jproom detail now. I just came off my third watch down there. George is all enthusiasm, but I can ' t see it. Passing Qali§j t so bad, buLjsAen it gets ,i=l.v Hfc ' j ' ■■ -. " flii wi A Js AS ' - iBiiritBtii» Royalty entertained M ' 4 :. ' - m K ?»« - m m 1 King ' s Hunting Lodge The Danish Vef.ualli Danske maidens your eyes and ears and nose and ' moutfrf and everything else that you call your own, I ' m ready to quit. And then to come up to Quarters and be thrown on the pap for having coal in your- eyes, after having wasted an hourf trying to wash decently, 1 don ' tg call tha:it faiirt I ' m not playing dolls " with this outfit any longer. Dick Sim- mons pulled a prize one yesterday. The water-tender told him to lay up to the gun-deck and get a bucket of water, and Dick comes down with, " Aw, you can ' t fool me. I know you ' re the - water-tender. Go get it yourself. Th a is your job. " " XI July. One thousand and one hus- ky, whooping DAMNS! They aren ' t satisfied with giving us hot salt-water drink aboard this wagon; now the -, af ;w nia ij ijf .a engineer offlcerTias pronduncednrhat we must have our notebooks in by noon tomorrow or we rate no liberty -in Lisbon. Shovel coal, wash up, hit ; the pap, and write up note-books; — 5 that ' s our cycle. Oh, Lord, deliva: from ever being an engineer! zz July. Well, here we are in Lisbon. ■ ad the watch coming in, too, and l e only used a hundred and four udkets an hour! We made sixteen I ots through the water, they say, _ and the water- tender swore becai UJ j he steam dropped to 195! Who says lir there ' s justice? As for Lisbon, — well, m the less said the more charitable! 31 July. Here we are at the dear old Rock. George says it is a very won- derful place, fortified, and all that sort ,„ -of thing, but it looks iike_aiiy other I Scotland — the Firth of Clya That Skipper again The 20th Centi ry Lhilimited ■ -fj-2 cept at sunset. And hot? Oh, Boy! The worst of it all, though, is this $ " (?!)? and so forth Welsh coal! You can fill a bucket with three scoops of Pocahontas, but it talces seven of Welsh, and when the blowers are going it all blows back in the bunker, ick rehearsed his disappearing act •during the coaling. He dodged a bucket from the collier and stepped down a chute. I saw him go, — and cursed at the loss of the fiver he owed me. He only fell seven decks; went clean down to the lower bunker, slid down the pile of coal in it, and landed sitting up on the floor-plates of the fire-room. I found him at midnight when we were cleaned up, and taxed him for the five. He doesn ' t yet kn Dl ' fS ' i ?-J Sb f v(m m S! arisen iw ' natlrs all about, so ne came through. George said I took a mean pd vantage of him, but I should worryij I can go ashore now ! Sm 6 Aug. Saw a whale todav, and answered dips from a tramp that looked as though she had been around the world six times without stopping and was still going. Won five from Jti fvdemerits today than I did. I got 4 and he got 65 . Ha Ha Ha ! i||| 8 August. I have a new gripe, and Ml lit ' s a mean one, too. George says I ' m ' • ' -a bolshevik, b ut he admitted he ' d nev- er been to Russia, so he had to with- draw the charge. It ' s these drills that are causing all the trouble, — will they never end? First it is General Quar- ters, and then it ' s loading drill or f i( i=i ! ii !fi ' W -WV ' k VC-k.- A ' • Bobby ' Scots Guards Tony Ti « t ' iMv-y- Glasgow University Glasgow Art Museum ' Wmter drill o fi?For chllislonor- something else. I ' ve no time at all, and the ship ' s library is no good; their books are all old. I ' ve read all the good ones, xidays, boys. It can ' t be long now ! 17 August. All the guns are bore- sighted now, and tomorrow we start S. R. B. P. with the broadside battery. George is a pointer, and I ' m a first- shellman. Lord, I do hope I hit that hole! I ' m going to make my will be- fore I turn in tonight. I ' ll leave that dog I bought in Copenhagen to Dick. , Then he ' ll hit the pap every morning ' when the O. O. D. goes up on the quarter-deck. 2.6 August. Battle Practice is all over now, and so ' s the cruise — almost! I got quite_ aJvick out of all thg shgot- T ing, thbtlgh we didn-t hit anythingli That was George ' s fault, though, no mine, ' cause I seated every shgllf guess it wasn ' t his fault really,, though, because after every shot th old gun would squat down on the deck and we ' d have to shove her back into battery. Then the sights jarred looseg and the trainer was on the stern of the ' Florida when George was on the target. So we ' ll blame it on the offi- cers. They ' ll blame it all on us, of course, so every one ' 11 be happy! On number fourteen thcv had a casualty The gun captain thought he had lired, and pulled open the breech, and the first shellman heaved in another shell without looking. It hit the powder bag already in, and bounced back on thg deck . Pick as the casualty, The Spanish Bell The Pla a at Cadi:;, A Dago Half-rater , " ¥■ , r, The World ' s Series in Cadiz The Lucky Seventh shell tfoKe his Dig toe! when they fired the turret guns I was up on top of number five turret with George, ; itaking pictures, ind I was all set to :;take number three as she fired whenr " they fired number five instead. The turret went out from underme, and T:; " look the pictured " -AH I gqt was gas ' |: but George took one from |)ehind me,$ and caught me in the air. Beautiful ' pose! I did Q,ct one good one, though. ' : I caught a twelve-inch shell in the air, ' 1 1_ Tf 1 . ' MM. -about fiait-way to trie target. = ' i8 August. Off Annapolis by twelve |L tomorrow. Tomorrow. That is the I j ; traight dope. Will I be glad? Say, Tm Jbrpke, tiredTand dirty, and have been : | 11 three for the last two months, ' a.r ' ' there is a month ' s leave ahead. I won ' t -exactly big.;Sorry to see the old Chap eT I I I I I Dorne. We ' re going up the Say now; j-land to port and starboard both for ;:the first time since we left Gib., and z taking soundings all the p " You iought to see George heave the lead. SHe ' s good. He relieved Dick this imorning, after that poor dumbbell Tiad nearly jerked his arm off, had thrown the lead pn the deck in the Veyes of the ship four times, had hit himself on the head with it once, and iihadn ' t come within two fathoms of] irthe correct depth at any time. No-sg (he ' ll go on leave with a bandage on ; fhis head, looking dumber than ever. _ 9 August. The last entry in this Bittle chronicle till the twenty-seventh tof September, when we come back jfrom leave. I ' m writing this on the .in, headed_fQr-hom€ri George i Unveiling Memorial at Gib Street Scene in Tangiers So The Prudential Sign-board Coaling which all the world knows is not half as good a place to spend a leave a New York! We weren ' t so luck y- Ms= morning. We came in in a matcn : sailer, one of the ones stationed aTI The AcadeSy — and of coiiMejt brok e JZ)wiL- WOiitd to wait fo Usteaffief To tow lis in and it took two hours foF- That to be done. We roamed over most of the BayfComing in, too! Last night I sleptr-ofVather tried to ofca s ea ' bag, a laundry-bag, and two other- youngsters, with a strong-box for a " ' ' pillow. I feel as though I ' d slept on a (eimel. We turned out at three A. M|Jl| to draw pay, and I stood in line for an hour for that. You stand in line fo; in everything in this man ' s Navy; for- everything! When had my p ay I had ' S f e so nobody would stead ' 4t,:_so I didn ' t get much sleep, all-toldj: ■JiSfcstarted dis-embarkation at fr thirtv. When George and I cam ashore our boat gave the ship a Four- N, then one for a couple of officers, and the last for the good old Navy Bucket! Our boat hit the beach a eight, and then the sport of standing in line began again. We stood in line to turn in our cruise gear (someone had gotten away with one of Dick ' s hammocks, and he lost four days of leave because of it), to draw our uni- forms, to get our leave cards, and to stow our gear. Now w " e ' ' i S IEa5 f but till I get to New York I ' ll still be on the cruise, ' cause until I have a; Turkish Bath I ' ll still be full of coal. George iust said to me that he was McNeilly moors the Dela Milk once more 8i The Arkie lets go a broadside- splashes — and scores a bit he is, but as for me, I Say! Come lak of it, I feel that way my- X[5rTe ' hourTatefrLorJ, will this train ' iver get there? It ' s as bad as the cruise_-- already I ' ve gotten a cinder in i y;; : Corge has dozed off inta troubled sleep; — I cajptifll froffif: his expression and his fitful starts • hat he ig,t i;eWi ?giii! .ii | jli_ " " " he cruise. - — ;;:. All in all, as I look back on it, it hasn ' t beeh such a bad little trip. At times it seemed sort of hard, but " now that it is all over, I feel about it much as I do about Plebe_ I I J hough I ' m glad it ' s over I wouldTTF %ave missed it for the world. And more than that, the top of the " otd- ' lad d er wi 11 ha ve ' ar whale ofaT bigger kick in it for me for having : ::spent a good ' ol Plebe Year and a Youngster Cruise in gettia -; jD--itr- eorge has come out of it; — rsuppose e thinks he had the mid-watch in ::::the fire-room under forced draft, pass- tng twenty-five good ' ol Navy Bucl ts an hour. He ' s smiling now, how- jSver, so the jamoke and " French -3frieds " must have been topping. =[ He just now wanted to know if I remembered that storm we had off the Virginia Capes, — and we reminisced all the way to Detroit about it and all the other high lights of the cruise. But the conductor is already an- piouncing our approach to God ' s Coun- Scy Q .I mus l ose. The Squadron tied up in Gib YOUNGSTER YEAR u£ toBer r 1 9 3 • BaC 1? agatfTw i thin ptie walls, but how different it is when_ meone else is walking in the cent of the corridors and passing the re% eye at dinner. It ' s not such a bad ol place after all. Leave? .... A thirty day peep into paradise, that ' s all. zy October, 192.3. I thought plebe year was over but it seems that I w _ very wrong. This thing of youngsters stepping out to formation on the ter- race is an outrage. It ' s hard for me to believe that the minds of men can be- come so warped as to consider a thing gpf that kind as being of any possible ijenefit to the regiment of midshipmen or the world at large. It ' s obvious to see that the whole thing was done as a deliberate and unprovoked kick in I rr the slats to the whole class of ' z6 ' ' Ss ' a patnoYic member I feel it my duty to refuse to do it. George gives me an acute pain. He says that of course it ' s the bunk, but what can you do about it? You can ' t be individualistic in the Navy and if there ' s no great fuss the jwhole thing will blow over in a wcelc rtwo. He can ' t seem to realize that Ift is a sacred right that these desecra- l ors are trampling in the dust. , g x8 November, 192.3. The Armjw i=Navy Game of 192.3. Final score, Ax- l=z- If) November, 192.3. Eleven twenty- eight a. m. at the Naval Academy and I just got out of bed. Rather peculia; for this place isn ' t it? At that I ' so rhino and blue that I don ' t get much kick out of it. Life is only a ta empty bubble that someo - i -ii:u ....-. r c . t " The lifeboat ' s scretv are we " try „ ■ : 85 . Foiled again The morning advertisements arrive 7=rf=77=7r=?7=J7=77=7PE7T=7 aught on the point of a pin. Rl the first and second classes are in New York, we and the plebes are here in Bancroft Hall; also, the aforemen- tioned upperclasses were in New York last night, we and the plebes were pi the train en route for Crabtown- Not so hot, as the saying is, but Christmas leave is coming so life still .; holds a small glimmer of gladness i somewhere in the far distance. H panuary, 192.4. Every time I come back from leave the Navy seems all wrong. This is a funny world. Didn ' t go home this Christmas, but went to Washington with Joe Edwards in- stead. We went to-a jdance or dinner party almost every night, and believe me a Midshipman on leave is the finest thing in the world ; the Navy seemsall JL Ht ffiSn? S6m?of irl f e ' j ust gpo sweet to live. What chance has a Sllow got anyway? We met a little each Christmas afternoon at a tea. " he wanted to know all about the Navy, and after Joe and I handed her -kasta 3:7 line, darned if she didn ' t ■nir ' phow us a miniature. I repeat, this is a ' funny world. Why couldn ' t I have ' teet this little lady two years ago?- " N e saw some good shows. This man Eddie Cantor sure can do his stuff. Some day I ' m going to New York and spend my hard-earned nickels and dimes seeing everything worth seeing. This leave went by faster than a Saturday afternoon ' s liberty. Back again climbing to the good ' ol fourth deck. Five more months of this and I ' ll be a good two miler, or the Navy , I ' On jerme la jenetre ' New Uniforms 84 .- Looks Lux lK ll ft I will have to have i eSt rooms put oft,, every deck, — I don ' t know which. 3 February, 192.4. Well it seems as how the first term is completed, an I ' m still here; but over fifty o£.ttiy;. classmates receive valentines. We staTrt ed seven hundred eighty-four strong, but we ' re down to six hundred by ow. That bird who doped it out as: e survival of the fittest sure knew his oil. It sure hurts to see the boys go, — worse than last year, as we know them better now. Some day I ' d like to get hold of several of the Profs in this fine Math department of ours and personally introduce them to Santy Claus. The quality of mercy is sure strained around here. The Sahara des- ert is wet by comparison. 2.% February, 192.4. Just about the tf =Whole regiment is by now outfitted " With Jakie Reed ' s latest, the newesr thing in a double-breasted sack coat for midshipmen. George says he ' ll Srwe-to confess that he never really " knew what a sack coat was until he tried his on. He says he can ' t imagine i hy they bothered to call it a sack coat when it ' s easy to see that they -ffligli£ ' ]«st-is iwell have called it a " " plain sac1si%nd let it go at tha,ti ;)ii Mine ' s almost as bad; it goes aromtii me twice with no trouble a - ija f these cakej bjpys mayjji l vear these baggy " clothes aiid look pretty snappy, but when they h ang them on me I lookras if I had left the plow in the south field without even unhitching the team, and had coi i right ove Skinny P-Work Site of new pool 8s Brnigi ' Birthday Party i9 April, 1914. 1 closed windows this morning for the last time. It ' s getting so warm now that there ' s no need for it any more this year, for which fact I fervently thank whom- ever thanks are due. 13 May, 192.4. I singed my ears on a fifty demerit pap yesterday afternoon. Had duty on the fourth deck, the M.C. spooned on me and so about five- fifteen I went into a plebe room to catch a skag. I was just coming out of the door when the W.O. came around the corner of the deck. I snapped to salute and stood there trying to look innocent with my lungs full of smoke which I hadn ' t had time to exhale about to choke me and my right glove still half off and flopping. He must so ne However, that ' s coming too close, too close. 4 June, 192.4. Another June Week has come and gone; rather different from the last one I had, however. Youngster year is left behind with its joys and its sorrows, its queens and bricks, its skinny P-Works and blind drags. No more trailing mail bags through the corridors of Bancroft Hall, no more of the old " don ' t give a doggone, " carefree, Youngster out- |L|J Pook on life. A second classman. . . . ■ and it seems only yesterday that I was a plebe. The cruise takes us to London and Paris this year, amongst other places, and may the powers be for bigger and better liberties. have suspected somethJ4igJ)Ut he Christmas Eve 86 SECOND CLASS CRUISE TO EUROPE 4 June. Tbhv orrow we embark i! we em for second class cruise (unpleasant ;, thought), and it ' ll be three lon months before I again set my number twelve shoe in this Academy. I ' m not so sorry to get away, but it is the means of escape I object to. Why can ' t we just be granted three months leave instead? It ' d be so much simpler and less expensive ! I drew the " Texas ' ' this year and again I shall have George and Dick as shipmates. The chow will be punk, of course. WeHM I wish myself luck! j " 5 June. Same old stuff; mothers, - sweethearts, and so forth. The same , old motor-sailers and steamers top ]j[ tow ' em, and the same tunes played by the same band. At least it isn ' t the same ship! And six oi ushm mM,,. « our resources to pfovicTe sugar and the other essentials in the way of chov ! till we hit England, so we ' re all sel = though hardly r ' arin ' to go! ||-I4 June. The old boiler is one prett)(| sfciod bus. We have a good exec, good water, the food will pass, she ' s non- reg, the first-class " are the best in th regiment, there are thousands of youngsters to do the work, and, best of all, we have real bunks to caulk in, not mere cots, but bunks, with springs (a trifle stiff or saggy as the case may be), and everything. Boy, this is the stuff! No work, no pap-sheet, and lots of sleep, — Hot diggety dawg! We had steak for supper tonight. Oh, boy what a difference a few cents makef i6 June. George and I are in the Eagine- yi y cdo qg ummmimmammmmmmmmvsmm The crabs ' jaretvell 87 We depart All bands, — Up Aiichorl watctb jEJie pistdfl-f ods ujeyefy ;; ;hour of sd eat corned-willie sand- ;wiches, and gas to the oiler on watch. : IThis is the big fruit, all right. Today ; twas field day. While the youngsters ; ■ worked, Dick and I played bridge; ?with a couple of j.g.s. They nearly; cleaned me at poker before I realized that I couldn ' t play the ame, but I came back at bridge. I cleaned Dicki ' and one of the j. g.s; the other had to ' go on watch before I could finish him i; jip. Guess I ' ll turn in now. This| Second-class cruise sure is the berries!! 19 June. Hit port today; little dump! called Torquay, south coast of Eng- " land. No liberty till tomorrow, so we , i atched the boy-aviator take a hop. ' ' ' " We have a little U-O seaplane on thef iship, and she ' s some little bab y. " Oil ' ' 7] Qitg ' the aviator, rgroup; good egg. ;: 4 June. George a $ $ ilfSy dia Ihave the luck here. We got in this I jnorning afterfive days gt learye. WtJj 5we didn ' t go to London,— too many i eople there. We hired a flivver, mod- el 192.0, and flivved our way from ne side of Merrie England to the " S riSh Y ou t have speed cops over here, from all I gather, and we jiiihad rather a top-hole time of it, not?] h, yaws, quite so, old bean! The piountry was wonderful e roads fair s fthe pubs frequent and ever-ready to =quench a man ' s honest (?) thirst, and Ijhe fliv works on petrol with all the Scness of a Liberty using benzol.? Driving on the port side of the road, though, was— t g- str side frgtO; Field Day Scrub Hammocks 88 Qiiarter All hands, — air bedding! cFowclIng twoTloIlFRoyces offThe| road, losing a left front fender someS wh ere in Sussex, and going down a§ gFDevon with no brakes, je a£ ribthing like an accident. Oh, I ' mostZ forgot. We did pink a copper in Ply-- mouth. Started turning to starhoard,- 4 y€-see5-an nicked higrjgyM i the iaiiator when w ,cut back. pixlnTr " bung tBe blighter up much, though and it only cost five so it didn ' t jgiv much worry. . ' 7- Wko June. At last we are ir , fir st. " We only had to lie off for thirty hours because of fog, that ' s all, — but it gaveja the black gang a chance to work upJ| our notebooks, so tve can ' t kick. The coast of Brittany is a knockout, n less than beautiful, but this placi 11 ed Brest is jfft . S QLgg od ■ JEh,g ift c ■if -it - reckon it looks a lot like Siam, except that Siam is probably cleaner! The. beauty of Brest to us is that it was our gateway to Paris, — OOH, LA LA, and then several more of the same. Les Follies Bergere, Montmartre, etc., but why try to tell about Paris. Go ther|i and find out for yourself! At Brest we coaled ship, or, rather the young- sters did. I played sphtaire in the Communication Offici= ' ii ' lL 9 July. We are in between England and Ireland now, headed north. I exj pected to find Ireland a mass of greenf with Shamrocks as big as houses, ba% the coast looks more like rocks through my glass. Can ' t see much of England the Irish Sea ' s too wide. Had a man dri|I toda y :; moix joy om. Kise and Shine Monkey drill 89 Torquay The LnidDii sportiltte gun went off7 ffte tive na fluttered, out we turned from the coU umn, and over went dummies aiu 43:cJuse, om all " we hear, had ' an cpi- emic of ptomaine, and nearly all the those stinking calcium fefleys. TK jl boats were manned and lowered away, and off they went to save the pooi devil from a ghastly grave at th0 bottom of the Jeep blue sea, tra-I We saw them retrieve the me g ; then back they came. Then the word went forth, " A- A- All hands man the lifeboat falls, " that being the signal to the first and second classes that the dritt " was over- as fee s ihey w a- cpncerned . ' i - ij t , " " " " 15 July. The " Wyoming ' and " Ar- kansas " have left us now, j off down the Channel for rheT)cnel Today was crazv, that is, crazier than JisuaLzz irst the " New York, " a inad t I crew were sick. No casualties, though, ft I reckon they ' ll have:;6ne grand Id-day tomorrow ! We tried to trans= fer anchors here, and the mess that was made of it would have b en funny if liadn ' t had to do allotherW rfcr We: k, the " Wyo7ning s " anchor, and jJfKe morons had forgotten to secure the Hukes, so when we tried to heave in, 3he cable parted, and we were minus one anchor, depth 18 fathoms % New York " lost hers, too, anc %ever recovered it. We dragged for ours all day, and along about time for supper the motor-sailer George and I were in picked up the line. The ship took the line in through the starb oard. haw £rhole nd Aye-£n joyed Albert Memorial, London Old Curiosity Shop 90 Trafalgar Squa M Wembley A band of Scots of man-power heave in an anchor. U she came, and there she was: si thousand pounds of steel belonging t the U. S. N. George was sea-sick; g wasn ' t. Ha, ha, ha! g 1 6 July. These Dutch pilots sur§ know their stuff. We took one aboar(J at Flushing early in the morning watch, and he brought us up between the shoals with about seven feet of water under our keel. It looks a | though we never would get to Ant-= werp, though, ' cause the dope is thag .there isn ' t water enough for us t Rmake it. We ' re anchore d abo ut fiftee 17 July. Hell poppe3 ? ij- morning, all right. We started up the river ' Netv York %een tfrf? ' We started. That ' s a " Ifwe did do! We ' d gone maybe a quarter Emile when the starboard engine went blooey, and blooey she is right now. J All of a sudden we swung to port;,! I nearly rammed the left bank, backed? fF, swung hard again, yelped for thg tgs and now we arc back where we started from. What a fiasco that trip: turned out to be! It ' s two hours by tug to Antwerp, too. Well, we knew our luck was too good to last, and it was, all right, it was! § ft E 2.5 July. We ' re off fof m7 Bopg " hat a port this Anvers is! Antwerp is the cats; and Brussels is catsierl ot dog, the Moulin Rouge, Gaiet) Crystal Palace, and Mouy ' s were sure the high spots in Brussels, and as for tw£tp,T7zwell, the Burgomast -- I ' - v- J - V ' --4 ■ V- MlM -- -- -f " %-- TT W- V, iiiii ' z ; - " rf .-v. f BBwSk M KV " ' UmiiRMt ■HHhHL h ' ,ym ml jj m . --4 M St B ' ' . . •« ' -V;- ' c ? London Bridge The House of Parliament 91 Champs Elyseis Shop Window in Brest ittJe party was enougn tor one portlj That was A party. The burgomasterl threw it in a great big place called thef [Hall of Flags, a room nearly as big a Dahlgren Hall. There was an orches- jtra of about two hundred, and ever I one but the King and Queen was there The Governor wore so much gold voifj couldn ' t see the cloth beneath, and I the Burgomaster ' s beard covered hal his uniform. All the counts and lords,| or whatever they call the nobility,! .. ' were there, and everybody brought ;along his wife and daughters, so ai merry time was had by all. Those Bel4 r gians are the finest bunch I ' ve ever ' [met. Big, distinguished-looking men, (and fascinating ladies. They were all over the place introducing people, ' and better hosts jjever were. Aadd fe I ( = ii= l =i fj : supper, — oh, lady, lady! Champagne , ; by the dozen cases, and wonderful f: chow, but a terrible mob. The supper- room was a furnace. I ' m going back J ito Belgium, though, and horn in on I the next party that Burgomaster |dirows. He knows his stuff, thafeboy. fs o July. Today was a riJS ' Thc mate-of-the-deck! fufhed me out a.t; five-thirty, and up on deck I went tcC get a breath. They were washing H) Idown the deck, and I grabbed the: Ijl I hose. When I came aft near the hatcha down to number fourteen gun-room,} I took a look down the hatch. Dickj had had the mid-watch, and there was his hammock, just beyond the foot of Mj -the ladder, and swung plumb over the| ' open hatch down to the berth deck.j Dick sounded quite tuneful, sleepingj Notre Dame La tour Eiffel 92- I ' Arc de Triomphe The New York at Antwerp ; sNSX- vN wv-- .: ,|! (1J " ? there, in fact he a so t couldn ' t resist drowning him out. He ' ' took the hose plumb centerv p he came with a yelp, over went the ham-j mock, and down went Dick to the ' berth-deck. There he hit a fireman f who had just turned in. The hreman| cursed jwithj I [heavenly zeal, kicked Dick all-over the compartment, and went back to his bunk just in time tO- catch my hose. Billy Pierce said I ' d get a General Court, but I don ' t be- lieve it, and besides, " Oil " Smith said. he ' d give me a ride in his plane, sal guess it can ' t be so bad. ' s= 3 Aug. Gib again. More Welch coal, some Moors trying to gyp the life out of us, same funny cabs, lots of grapes, and a swim on the Atlantic side. That ' s Gib. =T:E-ATig7Tfe5 ar-Gearge and: taFe= in a turret. He ' s pointer and I ' m, trainer in the same set, and we sure doi make those babies hum. If we have |any luck this year we ' ll make an " E " ,, W isure. The loading crew is the best onf the ship, too, and we ' re all set. Dick risn ' t in our turret, thank HeavenJ That boy ' s a Jonah if there ever was| x)ne. We go into battle condition three! Sghiy - ktevet that means, andi start on the war-gam welre ' supposed J work out. I think this ship is due Eib be attacked by a squadron of de- stroyers as we try to get close enough to New York to shell the city. For four nishts we ' ilhave no lights. More fun! : i6 Aug. Comin ' on the range! Range 1700, Scale 5Z. Pick up target bearing; Guild Halls in Brussels The mannikin Rf t ' 93 -if , i King ' s Palace, Brussels Local color 3 5o . ' 7![lFt)rWhicfr bes to we are now engaged in the delightful Httle pastime of Short Range Battlei I (Practise. We don ' t start tilltomorrow,; though, and then, — well, watch our •j smoke! We won the war, that is, the war-game we were playing, but the ff ! cost was terrific. Our port engine jwasn ' t moting so smoothly, and we ' .lost some three cubic feet of steam fever) ' revolution. As we were making Ininety of the same per minite, we; |;lost a heap of water, and, the ' vapsi not being able to take care of the loss, } Tjwe went five days without water. No ' ash, no shave, no drink, no soap! |C | |Not so good! We got to a point off Ambrose lightship, though, so we |won the war. Wahoo, Texas! g-_ 7 Aug. Only one thing of note % ka «l ? f rmtie practice, but that was worth-while re- 4. cording. It was during the " sky-gun " ' I I St-, practice, or rather just after that most inaccurate piece of Naval Ordnance J- had finished a run. Dick was second- rshellman on number six Three-inch Anti-Aircraft gun, which is mounted on top of number three turret. That gun was one of these cute little rascals that goes off at the instant the breach Us closed. Dick was in the second set. iThe first string had been fired, — four I shots in twelve seconds, no hits! Up rcame the second set, determined to fbeat their rivals; everybody on his toes, and all that sort of thing. One shot they fired, — Miss! Two shots Miss! Three shots they .Thyo k.§hQi atxi - ifr n n ijny That Rock again This IS jritit 94 4»- jina Harbor of Gib. A gharri I a case that didn ' t fit the gun, and they took so long trying to make it fit that whe ' ;they finally decided to use a difFerentfe shell the time was up. They put the ' shell in the breach, but the plug was not closed. All hands knocked off, stood around awhile, and then climbed down off the turret, all except Dick. He, remembering that there was a shell in the gun, undertook to get it . A mm vi v , ,, , and proceeded to setthe shell down, and climb down off the turret, sliding out again. He disconnected the firing|j ly circuit, closed the breach, and opened it again, ejecting the shell. An officer on number five turret saw him do it,.. and yelled across, " Hey there, put| that shell in water! " Dick yelled back, " Sir, there ' s no water around here. " .J " Then go below and get some, and ' !hurr ' _ ' ' Aye, ajjej .sir, " said . Dick, i V the shell down after him H6. " the shell in his arms, and blithely? sauntered below, the officer, mearif while, tearing his hair and mouthing incoherences. Five minutes later Dick comes top side. " Sir, " said he, " I couldn ' t find any water anywhere else, so I drew the bath-tub full in the Junior Officer ' s, country, and there ' s the shell ! " | i : Z9 Aug. " And so endeth the Sec- ond Lesson. " The rest of the cruise was just coming up the bay, going a- shore and going on leave, and all thi| world knows how that is done,— in the quickest possible way! That was one sure- ' nough cruise, though, and a better one will ha ve to be almighty A T anglers " Black and White gooa inS||tting to alj Navy now lA iti ' v , _. c Disembarkation last year taught B$e$ " a ittle something. Had all my cruise- " ear lashed together to turn in ift one pack, my dirty clothes ready fori the laundry in another, and what gea I wanted to take on leave in my cruise suitcase. It took no time to get ritj olfe the first two articles mentioneiJ i ' Mrew my clean clothes from the laun4i! dry and packed in nothing flat. Some big-hearted Plebe lent me a cake of soap and a towel, and I took an honestg to Gawd shower for the first time ir -titfcejiohifis. By ten-thirty I wa clear of tiie hall-ahd ' -in-a barber shogj rolfi MSin Street for a shave and a hair Jl cut. Caught the W. B. A. for Balt -; ' more at twelve o ' cloclT, and now I n oS fhe ' B . andTJ. ' Tfea-ded of Sbme rsweet home. You can say all you want ]:|p ' about how goo Ej oungster 3 ' tripe looks, but, boy, oh boy! these two diags look good to me. Jus ., - think, Second Class ladder this yeat will be ours by right, and this thin of stepping out on the terrace will be,, a thing of the past. This year I am going to be sensible], however, and knock off trying to sc how much I can get away with. The say the man who blows his own ho| the loudest is usually the simple ( yvho can ' t inspire anyone else to toot,, for him. This vear I can rate witl _ being ratey. There ' s a big difFefe fence. Bring on your leave, — I ' m read; and-lc aring_to_b£g in ! " f .ii. ' r ' ' i!,vA. r-.--y oSi 4M. Hampton Roads 96 ■ ' SECOND CLASS YEAR eyes? Lies, dies, skies, tries, — noac o J them seem to be ius T Ng Ethoughg vant to express. Ye gods! Whag 11 leave, what a girl, what a tim the very thought leaves me gaspirrgTI twant to write a letter toiler in verse;, Jomethiag that will last loqi ter-we- jhave gone as an inspiration to alL -great lovers .... Ah, Rosj letV see, prose, doze, nose, hosej,.? .!-.— I- can ' t seem to get into the ' s ing JT the thing. How such a girlX J- J -7 (pearl, furl, hurl, curl, thatV n dt ' S J one to rhyme), could ever love a poor|f| worm like me .... I tell you she ' s,! divine. She was made, and then the:| mold was broken, shattered, there cadJ never be another, — please don ' t worry me about such earthly, fleslry thj.ngsi 3?e S esson. Bilge, say u . pooh, pooh, and again pish, say,I what do I care if I bilge, I ' ll be soonei with her. Shut up and don ' t bother me .... beauteous, duteous, Jipsj S4,RS„ hips, dijDs flips, sigh, cry ; ,-JWMmmM. t!z October, 192.4. Know what I gocl in the mail this morning? An informal ' announcement — Rose is married. She eloped with a Harvard undergrad day before yesterday. She says she wants ■me to hope she ' s very happy. I hopg she chokes. Out of my way, lemme bef 18 November, 192.4. Everything haC gone blooey with me so ' M lfer ssit Rose, then the Academics (I ' m unsat in three subjects), and the team seems to have lost its grip somehow. We ' v only vyon one game so fax this year IS - - ' i i l X There s Duty — -and Duty 97 RiiZ g iig Alarks We burr Math f:by a last quarter offensive that we vere powerless to stop. The Regiment Ewent up to Princeton to see the game,!; lovembcr, 19x4. George has : strangely quiet these last few;- juess two black eyes have Mg i[I rder than any two hundfe ound tackle ever did. She was rathe ' r ' a cute little thing, too. One of these handy editions, pocket size you know, i} urly dark bobbed hair, a winsome ' ; Hittle face, with a nose that turned up at the end in total defiance of all law,_ and two soft dark eyes. Yes, she sat be- " liind him at the game — and thoughts of her have been in front of him ever jince. Moreover, since the ' gfeatTon agration he has received five letters nd written_six. Of course I admit that- 3d?e T?I ' was q " Sitc ehtc, ' 5Rd ' T fsb- ctealize (though I wouldn ' t have him is cM it for tIi N dji ;5JhSr George has the clean jaw and steel blue eyes Shat all women seem to fall for, but :3iow ninety-some pounds of feminin- a quipped with nothing more thaif iit of dreamy dark eyes, can lead ' One hundred and eightv or more ;pounds of manhood around bv the ear sis more than I can see. Of course I ' m different from the general run of men f n that all women are but incidents in ny life, pleasant or not so, as the case imay be. I have learned my lesson once in the bitter school of experience, and p shall not soon forget, ah no. Ok " p I December, 1914. Back from ah- aether Army-Navy game, — back from Ewatchjji a te rrific struggle between The New Supe Second Class takes charge 98 r ' f Shakysides sinks Shooting the hull Sespefa te team ; a n d t Re mosf ecIu cated toe in intercollegiate football The toe won, ix-o. Baltimore was to llSallto handle the crowds. Geor and I stagged, — I from preferen from necessity. 14 January, 192-5- Another yeaM checked off. The next time they slig the calendar up a notch the dial wilE read one nine two six, and sailor that ' s my call number. Profs are p culiar creatures, i ragged some of thg steam marks in our section a whilg| back, got caught at it, and since the I ' ve had no need to rag my own marksg the prof ' s been haying_t]iei|i pgsteB for me each weel .. ' ■ ' " ebruary, I ' i- ' y- Today we lost leWd pilot, and took aboard a new. Admiral Henry B. Wi IsQJi Oggjig lF£he Naval Academy and the active naval service to go on the retired list, after 49 years of duty in practically all parts of the world. A half a centur} , — I wonder if 50 years from now will find me with a broad gold bar on my sleeve, and as honog able a record behind me? 1=30 April, 1915. The U.S.S. Shal sides sunk at her pier again the othe _day for the nth time. = 9 May, 192.5. Made a score of 49 in he pistol gallery this afternooiflEEBg l etting good. George got quite fo P He only made 94. Around an even: century is his usual mark. 11 x5 May, 192.5. Lord, what a weefc end! Somehow I don ' t seem ever to have any luck at this game of drag- dg£_b|JrTd ■Xbi y ' " " ' George ar- i T ini i f Nav P-Work Section The Slums of Annapolis 99 Tbi Kings air re (h r l iig Da T gued me into dragging nis girl rriend s friend, sight unseen. Never again! Was she dumb? Say, we took her out for a sail in one of the half-raters, and jSvhen we told her that the crank on ' the center-board was geared to a big wheel under the boat so one could roll the boat off in case it ran aground ji she swallowed it hook7_jffie, ' " a-ttJ| sinker, and asked for more. She was- from Titusville, Indiana, and had never seen a ship larger than the ca- Jaoes on her native Wabash river Bsefore. That wasn ' t the insidious thing about it, — but never mind, one must be a martyr once in a while. i 6 June, 192.5. Do you think I ' ll ever forget that last dress P-rade? No sir! It ' s marked in red letters. " One man absent, sir. " " Mine men absent, sir. " g Two men absent, sif. " " Five men fabsent, sir! " " TWENTY-SIX TAKE CHARGE! " Ever since the day the SElasses got back some three iand a half years ago I ' ve been waiting ffor this dav. I ' ve been waitin ' , waitin ' ligr my chance to get to the to| lai=I ' ve arrived. Bring, i JIL ' cruise. Bring oriyBvCr or five ' Lemmebe! " The gnawing hunger of a secolKf _classman for a ring, and all that it Stneans. " Arrived at last, the ring snakei ance, the ring dance proper, the fare- ell ball, graduation, all over, com- leted, and now " three cheers for ithose about to leave us; take charge, | ' z6, good cruise to allV l l y. . .and| ' may the Boy Aviators keepoancroft ' -Hall off the rocks. , H g . hatting Teaimseh FIRST CLASS CRUISE TO THE WEST COAST 7 June. Some guys never ' q6 seeing,,, to learn anything. Here Dick Sim- mons has made two cruises, and yet the night before we embarked he didn ' t have a thing packed. We finally , got him aboard but had to tie half hisl? gear around his neck. Heaven help ? him when he gets aboard the reg New York. The first thing I did yesterday when I came aboard was to hunt up the scuttlebutt. A good ice cold scut- " tlebutt is half the cruise, and I was anxious to see how we were going to fare in the tropics. George is aviat liuij and I ' m on the Utah, so we ' re alF - ' ' ' scattered around. Nothing like a little variety though. This surely is a change from the hops of June Week. Darn few pretty femmes I ' ll see until I get ?i3.Q}f. f( Gnd ' s, cou ntry again. I don ' t I BelfeVe tliis ' oid pigifori " mon rer-wil ever seem exactly like home, but it all the home I ' ll have for the nexil three months. fl| §| 1 ■ 8 June. Well, IlnaHy got shaken down and already feel as though I ' d ■ been at sea for the last three years. They posted the sea details, and my squad drew the Engine Room. Won- der what the Engineer Officer of the Watch doe|? I ' m it, so I guess I ' ll find out,rT |? Later;ifouiTdioi tj|l£- right. The very first thing the Com— jnissioned Officer of the Watch came Tip and said, " Well, Mr. Martin, did it ever occur to you to find out if all your watch was stationed? " Sure enough that Youngster, Aideberan, was missing, and I had no messenger.Ti Afterwards found him in the ice ma Tbe ftitjl MoriNiig cinives - 5» We move ' Toothers, sisters and sweethearts ' s Osehe has ever so much as looked under the hood of a Ford, for he thought those ice ma- chines were so big that they must be the main engines. 9 June. Now for a change we ' re out on the deep blue sea. I must have been dreaming three or four days ago for I ' d swear I was living in marble halls and dining on nectar and beefsteak then. Guess not though, because here j I am, and if that ossified slum re sembles ambrosia I ' ll be a gyrene mess cook. jf II June. Saw land yesterday, but ghat ' s all the good it did us. Navassa Rock is surely desolate looking, just | a big green brick sticking out of the sea, absolutely flat except for the se. Mr. Aldebcran came down hour late. I gave him an extra mid tonight to think it over. That Engin- eer Officer is going to be my ruination yet. Today he caught me with the water rate all balled up. He said if I got it wrong again I ' d hit the report. I wonder how George is getting along by now at the Academy? 15 June. What do I think of Pan- ma? It ' s the berries. We coaled yes- erday, De Luxe. Drove our old bally- hoo up to the dock, down came some; long pipes, and down came the coal, with native laborers to stow it. We weren ' t even wanted aboard, so they all in special trains for a look; see around the Isthmus. First, we went to Coco Solo, and inspected the Air station and the Sub Base. ; Our New Homes Down the Bay She hletv- -x! !x! : 1 How she blew! I W ' S ' (fS?VoPEhWWir in a plane or a dive in a U-Boat. Most of us went flying. Then they took us up to the locks, and they ' re some locks. The big lock gates are over ICO feet high, and they open and close just like barn doors. And when they close they ' r s%I not a bit of water leaks past them. They work fast, too. In comes a ship, the gates close, the lock fills up, in less time than it takes to fill a bathtub, the gates open, and out goes the ship, 30 feet higher than she was a minu ej ago. Fruit. - 16 June. We ' re cruising through the lakes now. Wait until I write and tell the folks about picking bananas off the front porch, I mean the focsle, and scarine awav the alligators to s m !m ! V make way for the snirr In sc . ipr In some places ' 1 the Canal is narrow enough to make that necessary, especially Culebra Cut?v The tops of dead trees are still sticking; above the water sokit doesn ' t seent o very old. - ' - _;i:£alis=;;r=r-- f 17 June. " Lay kft the liberty party! Panama City, as you perhaps knowj was established by Balboa in 1513. Some of the streets look the same yet. There are the usual shops with their arrays of silks and laces; but this time the owners are Chinamen instead of Hindus, and say " Velly cheap " in- stead of " Cost me more:, _ ; you my friend. " " " The American Zone, though, is up- to-date and fresh-looking with fewea natives than Panama City. The gov , ernment restaurants are surely reason The first stripes- -and the first gripes 103 fe MM - ' 4tt4 We hold field day — — and qtiarters able, ana put out wonderful chow. I| : In the way of entertainment, the high school girls, daughters of Americans; living there, put on a bathing revue ithat left us blinking. Half of the First; " Classmen in my squad are putting in if or the Banana Fleet nex -June. Vi " (piet Dick ashore and he had a woeful- " tale. The very first night there was an - inspection for P-jams. He got ii _demos and 4 hours extra duty. The -)jext morning he was late getting his ! hammock lashed up and got 5 more. 5 By breakfast he had 2.0 more for non-s reg clothing, no sleeves in undershirt.l He thought that was about enough- Jpr one day ' s work so started for the ; jYaouble bottoms, but on his way down ' % ihe met another officer who heaved him for X5 more being in unauthorized ]; part ' b ' f the - smp, mal 2; aemos ' altogether in one morning. From all rT can gather, it seems that those bo s, - are getting another good Plebe Year. gThank the Powers that be that Tm on Sthe good old Utopia. She ' s a homp fffi all modern conveniences. g _ = June. There ' s nothing like bein passenger on a midshipmen ' s cruise. Our detail for this ten days is the Electrical Division and highly im- istructive. The only drawback is that £ Nt have to turn in notebooks. The |Division Officer told us that he dida pvant anything greasy, but just an BSloirwhiit we learned each day. ' oday I was assigned to the forward- Bighting circuit. Here ' s what I learned. When a blown-aut fu se is reported in artment-A ioe? way up forward, jo mpa Lway up Church We enter the ditch 104 W-- - m Gatun Spillway Culebra cut the electrician immediately goes a to see if by anv chance the scuttlebufiE is flowing beer. It usually isn ' t, an then he has to go back to the ElecE _trical Workshop on the superstructure dgcfcand find out whethegTl r wa sl3ZI leoorlA-iioo. Then he goes do wn to main radio to ' get his pliers which he ' d lent to a radioman, and if Mess Gear 3r Movie call hasn ' t sounded in the. " tneantime, i he goes to A-ioo andjpats- Th the fuse. Something tells me not to put all that in my notebook. How does this sound instead? " iV-i S PfiThe forward lighting circuit cO sists of two leads from the forward distribution board leading to the lights in the forward part of the ship. In case of accident the circuit breake pops and opens the circuit. To test fofe a ground connect the positive side of IcKe-testcr to the negative side of th Ureaker, and the negative side of th tester to the ground. If it ' s a ground the breaker will pop again, and if it ' s an open circuit there isn ' t any flux. i8 June. We ' re almost into Pedro now% and things have been happening lately to make me wish we were all the way there. To be exact, our squad has the fireroom detail, and I ' m now a Fireman, First. So many of the Young- sters passed out on us that we have to work ourselves, the sort of work tha sprouts hair on our chests. If we don gtt to Pedro pretty soon, it will iji daisies instead. I feel like the goB fireman in the next fireroom who was telling me that he didn ' t expect to have to shovel any coal when he got in Balboa The old — — and new in Pa 3G HadesTHrralreaay sefve his f nng liiat, and was going to be promoted . water tender immediately and 3 reak in a bunch of cits on the coal 6 July. So thi :: California! V Jeen on leave for six days visiting w latives. Don ' t ask me abou jrh Navy. I ' m a retired millionai ' ing myself at the beaches and cabarets of L. A. Notice how I got that off? JTm practising San Berdoo and Cali- ' = mate, and when I get them in my vo- cabularv I ' ll be naTuralized and a fsJi- fledged Native Son. " 9 July. Back in the Navy once more and working my w ay ax onrtf =riTf = " world. At pfc s cim ' rnniavigatin.grT ' n ' t wonder it took Columbus three Isooth tQ find America We ' rejoal I nir 1 roHe ' ' Sy ut orVedr(5 ' yer cKa;fr ' J hows us to be somewhere be ecn Iqnolulu and Seattle. I must bg: . i uess that sight of Rigel Kentaures- took must have been Alpheratz after lili. I wish George was here so that i. could get the straight dope. TMr jnorning the fog- saved me, and no: tars out tonight. I didn ' t know fog jwas so useful. -_ ' L 13 July. This is the life for minfc- uess I won ' t go to the Banana Fleet after all. This town of Frisco has been just one party after another. Of course, now that I have the data on the other sex, they can ' t show me any new tricks but it ' s fun, nevertheless. g)ne little flapper fell for me hard. er knowledge of the ways of the or ld was pitiful, but I did myj est to Liberty Party We visit movie-land 106 ■iSi Loll I Bitich Oil-fields near Pedro te irerr r Tia|5pened to inave a extra class pin so I gave it to her for e souvenir. Poor girl, she ' ll probably remember that all her life. She ha pened to notice my Navy belt, so § gave that to her, too. Have to shovg these people that we ' re not tight eveg if we don ' t draw very much pay. Shg was so stuck on the Navy that I gav her a pair of collar anchors so that she- could show her colors. And of course she ' d never seen a class ring so iSfe her take mine to see how it felt. Shg ' was so broken-hearted when we le: at she nearly forgot to give it baclc. i£i July- Water, water, everywhere, Skid not a drop at rest. This is quij some summer storm if you ask me. We ' ve been steaming for 14 hours at )ut welye o nly m oved 2.S. %i fe! ¥TC ow goes up Tfie airj with a jump for 75 feet or more, hesi rates, and finally pounds down with a " crash, burying itself completely. I ' m sitting in the J. O. Mess and every time we take a dive the fish peek iai the portholes to see what kind of bmarine we are. The wind is blow Trig a whole gale and making lon ; mare ' s tails of the crests of the waves real nice scenery. Just got an unoffi- cial message from Dick saying that % x foot shark had been washed aboard the Nejv York. I told him to g Ipne of its teeth for a watch charm. M J X3 July. Talk about a rhino buncS of midshipmen, this ship carries ther We finally got to Astoria but then v couldn ' t get liberty to go ashore. The towti had be en preparing for us for The Golden Gate Ferries 107 The P-rade in Frisco — -and its ajtermath from miles around, and then we could- n ' t go ashore. Shouldn ' t wonder if the - Navy could get along without me. This cruise is all over for me now but the shouting. f z8 July. 33, a sleep, and a butt, and i then the old Chapel Dome. I wondelj; if all that dope abaui he boy ayi|i|! ' tors is true? To thirik that they gripe-l laccount of having to go to bed at [f they had gone all summer on 5 hours in 2.4 they might have some- thing to kick about. I was ashore in Seattle yesterday with Dick, and we saw a lot of men whom we thought were chaplains in the British Navy,:; and saluted, military as the dickens. They wore swords and plumes and all QjL d braid, so we thoughx,. L, . i surely they tifey were officers of some l sort. This morning I found out that |:they were Knights Templar. Can you eat that? The town is flail of them i0Wi: hey are having a convention |e_ 5 AugusE- Smy Cwe coaled ship, ' t lsist time I ever touch a coal shov- el ' . ' 4 ' m going to an oil burner when P graduate. This West Coast isn ' t so bad. San Diego hasn ' t anything spec- ial, but it ' s near Mexico. Dick leaves here to go home for a couple of days, and then starts the football sea- son. There ain ' t no justice. Td give my right eye to be off this ship, and feret I have to go clear around Panama. 2 15 August. These warm tropical nights surely seem good after that We have a blow Going to Seattle 108 ■.$ " 1 pull- ' d p ts j rain quite so much " There was s6| much water in the sky yesterday that they had to tap it and let it out through a waterspout., It looked for a while as though the wind was spin-- ning a rope out of the clouds, but after hanging drunkenly and swaying slow- ly, it finally faded out and vanished ing a heavy rain. Later we saw some sea- going turtles floating along lazily and:i; then some flying fish. Lots of nature Way out here we can forget all about the world, and far from the madden- ing crowd, can just exist without a care at all. 19 August. Coming up! Hit th™ deck! Rise and shine! Reveille all along! Lm Mate of the Wreck or, I mean Mate of the Deck, general usekeeper and goat of the ship I When ' the OlRcef of the Deck w ants tb- know why his working party isn ' t on- hand he sends for me, the Mate, and| then I have to find out what division (has the working party, who is squad- leader, where he is, who the men on the W. P. are, why aren ' t they on deck and how the heck ' s to get them up there. After all that some Youngster : sually comes up and wants to know here the working party falls in be- reause, " Think I ' m on it but my squad leader didn ' t tell flwhat_ rhen before I can get the foarncleaned =tDut of mv mouth, along comes the First Luff and wants to know where I ' ve been and why the scuttlebutt isn ' t locked. Then the messenger from the Exec comes with word that if I let the bag alley get open again when I ' ni Diego Botanical Gardens p A JJ. t-; ■ I 109 ; . ' Ji- V - " W ' t coal a aiii Back thru the ditch not there personally, I ' ll hit the pap for neglect of duty. It ' s just a delirious rush from one end of i ship to the other. What a life! ]i ?= i4 August. We ' re past all caring now. Panama has come and gone again so it won ' t be long now. We only stopped long enough to coal, e don ' t hold conversation any more, ' .ahe last man who said anything was ■ ' thrown overboard. The ship ' s corpor- al )ust passed the word, " All midship- (f|Qen stand bv for locker inspection. " ' }i n insane laugh was the only answer and two more were led away to the padded cells. x8 August. We ' re here! Good ol ' Chapel Dome! It ' s all over now. Gen- eral Quarters, Field Day, Air Bed- ding, and Coal Ship are all ancient history .TfiiTwasfTt such a oadcruise after all. I wonder how long it will take me tomorrow to shave, shower pack, and board the Broadway? You go to the gunner, " I You want to get a gun He ' ll give it to you If he ' s only got one. ou sign a little slip Just as meek as a lamb. You can go and shoot yourself ! He doesn ' t give a damn. JfHome, boys, home, It ' s home we ought to be, Home, boys, home, :In God ' s country. Oh, the oak and the ash fl)F nd the weeping willow tree. It ' s strong for the Navy home AVIATION SUMMER )f " 1 91 ' A QOne-thir(3 of tKe Class of " 1916 spent the summer of i9i ) at Annapolis pur- suing a fundamental course in Avia- tion. Permit us, then, to shift to a few excerpts from the diary of the afore- mentioned " George. " ) v I May, 192.5. " Whatcha say — avia- tion? A third of us — huh? Just dope. But maybe there ' s something in it. " My roommate was reading from a daily paper. The article described an order from the Navy Department to the effect that 150 members of the Class of ' i£ would not make the cruise, but were to stay in Annapolis pR) learn to fly. It came as a bolt from the blue, without the usual rumors that creep in ahead of the real news. 10 May, 1915. The_cL QpeJLS al l true. n ' fV i f i -fhV superiritefideht " " has ' published the official order. Some of us will b flying while others are cruising, Jt a pure gamble whether you gq-or stay. 5 May, 1915. The lists were posteffv today. I ' m an aviator. Already the class has split into two factions, avia- tors and navigatbtC qa%f iTiake up mv mind whether I am glad or disap- pointed. I had looked forward to the cruise to the West Coast, — but what could be more fascin ating than avia- tion. I ' ll be a bird yet.ip| I S|J ig 4june, 192-5. Graduation— am " nas gone out to the fleet. " It is a great feeling to be a first class- man — about as good as when one be- comes a Youngster. Tomorrow, the gang shoves off on the cruise— i,e, aviators =j:iiLj ii ' S }ii The planes an. , .. Om Di-dl-dil-cUt Engl day nigKt, then our suiiifrier begins. " , , 8 June, 19x5. This was the first day a disappointment — no actual flying; until August. Aviation history, avia- ; tion instruments, engines, structured .;and rigging are substituted for Juice, iNav, and the other all-aeademics. !_- think I am going to like itTT ■ " c 10 June, 1915. I feel as t hough I ' n nearly dead, — had my avii ' tion physi-| ' cal exam this morning and it was aj] daisy. After asking a lot of fool quesi! tions, the doctor put me in a chair and, man — how he did spin that| thing! After several spinnings in eachj direction, I was sent in for the mostr ' difficult eye examlth at I ever hopi rtake. No wonder they don ' t get mlfi(ij|h|| men qualified to be birds Ji j 19 5- This radio code is- iMe: ' t tell from a;- i 7; tern 3lash._ - ' -zr X t, 1915. Libert3 -@vei ' y ) j -:3ib ' w ' t at we have it we can ' t -irse ' iff ;Most of us spend our spare time play- iing tennis and goifi Qt-rSajliii wimrning EV I h ave just finished some exams 5iWiienever we complete a subject w( " are given an exam so that marks ma] be assigned. I wish they would cut out s radio I ' m going nuts. i, , July, 192.5. Had an aerology exam Ptoday and was going good until they tasked me to sketch the cross section f thunder storm. That was toa g There aff bout six big sea planes; " " on the river now, but we won ' t do any ' |lyixig_untiLAugu5t The Boy Avia_to| The test stand m. . :. .- » ; ' We go to Philly 1 1 V » jorniiition gives usaaily ' hibitions bf his daringE and we wonder how much longer th g crock of his will hold togcthej, ' leave. Spent the week-enaNaFJEom Z Had the folks believing that I ' ll come- home in September with ma _wings_ -We are starting some newc gbjecT g BombitigT — Scoutmg, Gunnery-=b trr [ ihaXDEE D radio is still witbias ' " " io Jtilv, 192-5- We are going tcr Philadelphia at the end of the montltl to visit the Aircraft Factory. _Shoald " be a good trip. 3 July, 192-5. The PhiUy trip was al ' great success. Everyone is singing oifr whistling " I want to be happy " and| " Tea for Two. " " No! No! Nannette ' was a grand show. The Bellevue- Stratford wjiaur headquarters. Ima S the rooi- iTie ' having mncn on tne root — in white works, and in the evening sally- ing forth in nice, white trousers witH: blue blouses. It was a wonderful party — a good time was had bv all. We did make several trips to the Navy Yard and saw some airplanes and para chutes. I have a pamphlet containing; all the " data, " a copy of which was given to each of us. 6 August, 192-5. Am in flight section " A, " and for the first eight days of August we struggle with Navigatiorji We hardlv get through working on sight before we have to take another? These artificial horizons are quite the, stuff. Split mine yesterday, so noon sights worrv me very little now. Som of the boys are flving, and we all crani our necks ta ee fhem go b§ = _ -. , ;wi j i:! r - ii ifa ijf i Biases Entering the Belle -.-Tm Goldbeater ' s Ski Pontoon Shop E turdav fEerfi was a fire ' In Ishef- ' :wood Hall one of the section room - ' bunealows in the court burned;—- 3iiuch excitement. One gjgfee on tfe; 5end of a hose succeeded itfsoaking a two-striper who was mannmg a hos ' irom an opposite window. j = August,rTi:9i5 . Can you heliev it? A hop at the NavadT BEEy everyone from the Supe on down ch-, joyed to the utmost! The idea came J firom our new Com, Captain Gannon, 3 and after its proposal we all wondered why iFwarSril: thought of before. It- took us no time to elect a hop com- " mittee and it took that organization still less time to get under wa y . Jbe ,3¥Qtt Mg s_-su€S €€ded in getting us tm ch wtth -the other lemon in it, hd cake besides. The fiop was given over in Mahan Hall. Everyone dragged and everyone seemed : to know everyone else. We hadn ' t :::been underwky long before one of our -officers started a sure ' nuffjohn Paul Jones. The gang fell in with it as if we had been accustomed to having ithem at all our hops. The crowd ' mixed, and best of all it had a dandy -time in mixing. There is nothing to iit, Mahan Hall is the place t e=zk» Sour dances. ' - i J E 2.0 August, 192.5. Finished the ma- §:hine gun range work last week by fshooting up at least half of the gov- lernment ' s ammunition at diving, iclimbing, and moving plane models. iThe object was not to hit the planes. Sounds queer. We managed to hit them JCcasioaallyLAayliow The beach Off for a hop 114 Annul Gunmry Late returning from hop Had my first flight today, and i was not as thrilling as I had expected; Didn ' t loop once, but I got a big kic out of a zoom. I was the gunner, an had most of my time to myself. W flew up to Poole ' s Island. On the wajg back the regular Mec rigged up th machine gun in the after compart ment, and we shot at our shadow ong the water. It ' s great sport, if you ca keep clear of motor boats and sailing vessels. Yesterday the gunner shot away the radio antenna and the radigg operators took a blow. =g =- =g i g ' © ' August, 192-5- This is the Tll jvedk end of the summer. Next Frida Mte go on leave — a whole day ahead of the gang on the cruise. The summer will long be a pleasant memory — the flights, hops, Happy Hours, lectures gfven drills and classes have been ' Enjoyable. Particularly have we been impressed bv the officers with whom we have worked. The summer divided itself into three natural periods — one from graduation until those enjoyable; four days over the 4th of July — frorS then until the Philly trip, and the last period, starting with the beginning 1 2.7 August, 1915. TomorfCT tSrs all over. We had a dinner party for our aviation instructor office tonight. The Commissary did itse proud and we later repaired to Smokg Hall for an enjoyable half hour. _As soon as the boys have complete their last flight we are through our course, and then starts another great An F-f-L 115 The HO Officers ' mess m all packed and ready to hit the trail for home for the last time in my career as a Midshipman. It hardly seems possible that three short years ago this summer I left home, that little old podunk, to come to this Naval Academy. It seems like vester- day that I didn ' t know a wall was a bulkhead, a floor was al deck -And now: I am beginning to believe that before long I ' ll make mvself useful in this man ' s Navy. Somewhere in the service there is a place that I can fit in and know that I am earning; that what I do is a help to the organization. Three months ago we turned First Class, and in that three months I believe I ' ve picked up a few more pointers that help me to feel the spirit )f the Service. The hops we TlrrimeF were inslgHts into what I pvant the service to be to me and for gne when I hit the fleet. I don ' t believe 3hat such a brotherly spirit as we have Experienced here this summer and 3vhich we expect to iind in the fleet a n be found in anv other occupation C l| EiI know now why we don ' t •need fraternilfesl ltnakc life worth ' ; Ithe effort around this place. This? Navy of ours is the best frat in the world, and I ' m proud of ' 2.6, our own local chapter. We may not make much money, and we may not get to town often, but when we do, stand by! " ' Circumstances -permitting and conduct wananting, it is the intention to grant leave to the Regiment during the coming academic year as folloivs: ( ) September The HO again 116 SEPTEMBER LEAVE iS August, 192.5. Can it be only triis ; morning that I was climbing down a Jacob ' s ladder, going over the side of that old battlewagon for the last time as a midshipman? It seems now srtf the cruise had been over for years aticl " when I try to remember some of the things that happened it is like looking back on incidents that are faded andg blurred by the mists of time. The dis- embarkation on the Reina dock, thcv hasty packing, grabbing the car a-eS first class gate, all seem things exper- ienced in some long ago day. OneL thing stands out, on the way into thl dock some wit hoisted an old bucket from the yard-arm on the sub-chaser and I got the best laugh I ' d had since the cruise started. Right now I feel languid, and sort of luxurious. I had rtwirkX about an hour and three-quarters t spend in Baltimore, and so I spent it in a barber ' s chair. That barber and I ?ent around the world, and when I size of the check he handed ■ trie rthought he was trying to sell me the shop. I was shaved, shampooed, shined, hot towelled, manicured, mas- ' Saged, facialed, pompaded, with a eck and ear wash thrown in by f quest (mine). Now I feel amply abl,g. 30 take my olace in the world ot men. i 2. September, 192.5. Reached Eagle Falls last night on the five-thirty- seven and it seemed as if half the town was down on the platform to meet me. Most of my old High School friends have been, or are getting, married. Bert ' s fatal day comes on the twenty Crabtown once 117 Ui ' tr . ' I j i f The Staff returi. first of this month. I m to be tne best man. Bert went three years to the U. after he bilged his exams for the Naval Academy, and now he ' s come back home for good to go into the grain business with his father, and marry the girl he ' s been engaged to for so long I can ' t remember just hen it did begin. Old Bert is far Better off where he is. £ k ; XI September, 192.5. rP H w€ Bert ' s a married man now. It was quite a pretty wedding and except for the }|act that the Jackson baby yelled so loud during the prayers that it had to be taken out, everything went off in great shape. After the ceremony that lightweight kid sister of mine led all the girls at the wedding up to iss the groom, =to=,thc grgat embar- rassment c)rtnat worthy, ancT T:ne great delight of all others present but the bride. I wish Bert all the luck in the world; he ' s one of the finest men I ' ve ever known. A few years ago we were making mud pies together tt guess I must he getting old. wSi 7.1. September, 1915. I went for my first horseback ride in three years this morning. My feather-brained sister persuaded me to go with her, and then got the liveryman to give me the one horse in town that no one can ride, not because he ' s mean, but because like Gilda Gray, he has a movement all his own. Of the two hours that I was supposed to ride that horse I don ' t believe I spent more than fifteen minutes actually in contact with his back. The rest of the time I Ye olde Nay fee Bucket Disembarkation 118 We draw leave cards- -and dash for the gate air. out those ( ccSsforial ' to for the remainder of the dav I am resting, and if I don ' t lix tha.: kid sister of mine, I ' m no man of my word. I feel sort of stiff already and by this time tomorrow I know that I will be doggone stiff. Something ought to be done with that livery stable horse. With that original move||)lf} ment one would hardly describe it amble as a fox trot. It much more re minds me of the Charleston, and wit a good business head, that livery sta- ble man ought to make a fortune with it. i6 September, 19x5. Tomorrow I ' m off again for the last and biggest year of my Naval Academy career. If Ml can stay sat, if the executive depart- " " ' ment doesn ' t get me, if I have good lOJ 1.1 luck, and if the skies don t fall, 1 eight months I ' ll be a naval officer It ' s been a wonderful leave, partie of all kinds, swimming, dancing, can- oeing, petting, or what have you, but it will seem good to get back and slap George on the back and see the rest of the old gang again. Eagle Falls is :g great place, they don ' t make towns to beat it, but back in " Crabtown by the Bay " a big blue team has started practice, a bugle is blowing colors at sunset, and friends of mine are gather- ing for another year " So long everybody, — Be good there Sis, — I ' ll be home at Christmas, Mother, — Goodbye Dad, thanks a lot. " " All Aboard. " Back to the Academy again afte the sweetest leave ever! The Middle Special 119 FIRST CLASS YEAR I i9 September, 192.5. Pretty nice, tTiis idea of giving two men a four-man room. I never thougiit the time would come when I would be occupying a ;suit€ in Bancroft Hall. The Supet id :iast year we would have a permanent bietail of stripers this year and so we ave. The worthy wife is among thfe: chosen few. He got eight, four around " each sleeve. What did I get, you ask? ' : Young feller, I got my rovin ' twice P. O., the thing I ' ve been wa.nting _fi|i£e Youngster Year. ' m = lilii 17 October, 19x5. Oh, folks, take look at that famous man. That ' s Bogey the Billiard champ of the Bat- talion. Made a riJnof-t n this evening, P ' jaaj I choke. George snorts and " ' ' makes noises that sound like " poof lable sni , " an d so on, b ut folks l et e ' wliisper the reason. He ' s jealous. rThis is the one thing he can ' t beat mc a t . i 0 , ?;STgj, November, 19x5. Room signs £c e: All the dope on what he is ' whv- Wonder when they are go- png to give us two P. O. ' s our signs - 30 November, 19x5. New York, the • o Grounds, an Army-Navy Game,; nd the sun shining in a :clear skyi ; Will wonders never cease. We lost itagain, but there is not the lasting ting and bitterness in this defeat because every man on that Big Blue fTeam played the game of his life, and ejwere defeated by a team that was Seaiger-than our own. George played the whole game through, and came Jback from New York (he dragged Maryw ho is hoi ngagainfrom E urop e} Billiards ixo First Class Row ■Al ' . With a bfaclc ife7 a peHurneH hittS kerchief, powder on his coat bosorn a ladies ' black glove, seven long blacfc hairs (carefully remov feSfflE???? bosom and counted by meX zest JiDok in his one good eye, a faint roug 4nark on his right cheek bone, a ladiesl - ' = ' . . L . eoi paet-, coihplete, an invitagon to a -house- party Christmas leave, " ipurteen ZceiTts, anda bad case of " Love, acute. " The bad eye, by the way, was acquired dtiring the football game and not after fti George says the folks came down to the game to look him over in a car that gleamed with brass work like Danny ' s bar on a Saturday night in the old days back home, and from all I could gather from him he got away pretty good. I ' ll bet Mother spoone4, 11 over him oldjadies dO;.J Wfi g n f sV,nefofg: I ' m through. I only hope he doesn ' t et nipped like I did. You never ci 11 with a woman. :: j: _ December, 1915. Cnristriias leave eleven whole days of it. Out of me way there Middy, I ' m going home ci Mother. George is off to his house party. He ' s sunk. 12. January, 1916. Back from my lasr Midshipman ' s leave (I hope). If they don ' t stop smacking me down in that Ordnance Department I may make several more. And I had a Radio P- Work yesterday that would have baf- fled Marconi. If I had had all the radio books in the world, six weeks to work and my other name had bee® Edison, I might have been able i% jgaikgjL tW-9 vg .Qil itj_ _. _-. ,_ - _— Main Office Duty M.ore " ads ' Juice P-Work .ill books dlloiied ebruary7 i9i 7 Tfie last ' t ' enir -stSted and I ' m still one of the boys. I may fool them and graduate from is place yet. ' S? iSL February, i zS SsCjeturned teg: 33.S.S. Bancroft after what is posi-?i iivelv our last leave as Midshipm- j 3n the U. S. Naval Academy. We ' wer granted leave from after m 5fe tion Sunday noon until evening for- mation Monday evening for the pur- pose of attending our Class Supper in Baltimore. About one o ' clock Sunday afternoon George and I grabbed the sjiecial Washington bus and dashed " ever to the Capitol City. It was sort of a wild goose chase for_ffl = - George was -dg cgrmfned to see Mary, ho Was visiting her cousin over the eckzgnd We took in a go od t)icture I y :jDr, as wlary said, vve shot a movie; ince there was nothing else better to do. George is completejy onc, but : liat is aside from tI 5:tj t06r:::Aftef- aving Mary, we took the W7 B. and ::A!. for Baltimore, and upon arrival ::::dashed over to the Southern Hotel to 3clean up. The supper walsrS bird,- cver slovxing up for an instant. The f Comraittee knew their oats when it game to getting food and entertain Emcnt. " Bruno " made a snappy speech and it was all over but the shouting. Most of us turned in, but a few had dates with the sweeter sex. Monday morning George dashed back to Ma but I returned to the abode: m tW m g II March, 19x6. Had after-dinner Speaking last night. About thirty of s. One long, lean, lanky after-dinner Boning — — and Boning tnr»wig KstiW3gg i Reg mental P-Rade thusly: " Mr. Toastmaster Honored Guests, Gentlemen n Spelthere ar three ways to carry a footbalI; = a, there are three ways t ' carry a football, a, a, thereg are three ways, " etc., etc., g till I thought I would break some- thing trying to keep a straight face. I didn ' t dare laugh because I had yet to speak. I never did get what the en(@ of that talk was. :!= 6 April, 1916. Dick Simmons came around to the room the other nighfg 5yith the most mournful face I ' ve eveis leen him wear, and carrying in his§ hand a hair brush with a lot of blonde hair on it, his own special shade of ash blonde too. Dick says he ' s mas- saged and pommded and a ointed his f gG RflFfie ' s afraid he ' ll gFow al rose bush on it, but every day in every£ wav the old forelock grows thinner- and thinner. All the boys are trying to help him along, and he gets lots of, useful advice. George suggested that| the falling scalp adornment must bg due to improper circulation in thfe skin, and suggested that he stand o his head for ten minutes each night to bring the blood to the roots of th hair. Dick tried it for three night running and then the next day thought he noticed a slight improvement. H =got so enthusiastic about the systenj| that that night he stood in the cornegs Ippside beneath till the blood from all over his body ran to his head; he got red as the wrath of the Irish, and went out like a light. We stood him ' ' ' £V v y : T = i j i:i Elocutionary- and dramatic training 1 3 Si?ioki: Park The beginning of the end m Tnwc s c head up for a while to sort of readjust conditions and then put him to bed, and he ' s all right now except for the fact that this morning when he] icombed his hair he lost enough wool; fto make a small-sized pillow. As a| result Dick says that George ' s system ! is a delusion and a snare, and George says that the system is all right but ! that Dick overdid it and stood so long: on his head he forced all that hair , out by hydraulic pressure as it were. Be all that as it may, the fact remains that Dick will have a head like an egg as far as foliage is concerned by the time he gets to be a Jr. Looey if he doesn ' t do something in a hurry. [ X9 April, 192.6. Isn ' t it peculiar! how some individuals seem to get all . the mail? - .. I i 5 4 May , 1 9i6 . We had a Juice P-Work Sand an Ordnance P-Work todav, both 5:of them. Thajjsa dijag, insult to 192.6. We ' re going to have njury [( [ faTP egifnental P-rade this afternoon afor the purposes of practice for June f pW eek. I guess I shall have to pass out and get carriediBSEk. ' It ' s too hot tcv parade anyhow. Must dash out ' ' Al ' s for a coke this afternoon. 19 May, 1916. Tomorrow the be- ginning of the end, the first of the last set of monthly exams, the last rivers to cross. The last of my outfit arrived yesterdav. Truly, as the prophet say- eth, " It cannot be of such great yi length at this precise moment. ' ' Home and the West Coast are within arm ' s reach . Graduation 1x4 ■ " » JUNE WEEK 3 June, 19x6. This ' little story d] June Week is chiefly a story of George, ' and of how our Naval Academy life, and the four years that we have speni here " together bv the bay, " were brought to a close. At this present moment I ' m sitting at the window of| our old iroQii iitt hc Hall; it ' s after six, and the sun is just setting over the ; roofs of Crabrown. My train for homcvl doesn ' t leave till eleven tonight, and ; I ' m going to take up the intervening : time in setting down the tale of this, our last week " within the walls. " ,,- To begin with, the folks could n ' P see their way clear to making this long trip down here, much as they wished to do so, and as I still shy like a scared horse at the idea of dragging, I was left pretty ft p, tij supervise fJL xhapei one, ciri- o superinteird (axiyrvay you want to put it). George was drag- ging Mary, the same girl who had SG| efficiently put him in his place at that Princeton football game so long ago, 1 and who had agreed to take on the zsame job for life. Mary and the last Edjglgf exams arrived in town on the same date, and the effect on George was so great that he only made a 2.. 03 _Qn the exam. = Gee£ ge had invited_me to take din-;_ ner with them th 2gx£nightran|d|!l|eE _as soon as formation was over e " dipped into full dress and dashed out to the house where Mary was staying. George came busting in without ever bothering to knock as he always does (with me a rather winded second),; here on the couch we found Mar 0»r last class meeting lis 4 j «4ttH( |i Cheering iL Lulur Girl engaged in a little too cozy conversa tion with a tall and rather good- . looking civilian. They rose when we fentered, a little too hastily as I thought, and aforesaid cit was intro- duced as Frank Nash, a previous boy friend. Of course he was about as welcome as a coldsore on a debu- tante ' s lip. It was not a pleasant meal ' ;We had that night. George on one side |pf the table as sociable as an icicle, |tne across from him trying not to I ' hotice anything wrong, and those Other two as happy as could be, r;recalling old times, old love af- •fairs, and people they both knew, and leaving George out of it entirely. At the hop that night it was just i s bad, the " bozo " cutting George ytime he took a step and step George getting madder and madder. [iti k;, The real break came the next day, tl.ll after the evening dress parade which she attended with the " bozo " as we got to call him. I never quite got the straight of it because I didn ' t go out to the house that night, but I knew something had happened when George came back to the room and silently turned in when I was just getting ready for the hop. And thus it went on through three exhausting days with George alter- nately raging and freezing, Mary be- ginning to have dark circles under her eyes, and the " bozo " going every-; where with her and seeming to havej he time of his life. The last dress parade of the year, the afternoon be- fore the Farewell Ball, Mary and the .X-M ' : WAT?, Presentation of Colors Presentcition of Pn: es iz6 :S,) - ' • The cdibrUics Kevieiving Stand I bozo sat in the front row or spec- tators, just to the left of the reviewing stand. The regiment swung by to the tune of " Anchors Aweigh " and as George and his staiT passed at salute I thought he was going to throw his sword at them. Then it was that I decided it was time for me to take a hand, and I turned out to be som little fixer. As soon as I could get ' away after formation I went out to the house where Mary was staying, determined to do something, but not at all sure just what. No one answere4 J my knock so I walked in, and as I passed the door of the parlor I glanced in and there was Mary in the big Morris chair with her face hidden in a large hanky and making small noises that seemed to indicat e dis tress. Right i then and there 1 hacfmy big inspira- tion, I dashed out of the iiouse and around the corner to the drug storey and into the telephone booth. First I called the " bozo " and told him tha4 George wanted to see him at No. i £ ate in live minutes and hejbeing thus put out of _tHc( wa NTTnex alled th f Main Office and told them to send word around to George that Mary had been badly hurt in an auto acci- dent and for him to come out to the house at once. Then I dashed back and hid in the hall to await developments-. Mary was still sniffling when George came around the corner of the block on two wheels, hit once between there and the front steps and was in the parlor and gathering Mary ta... his ariiis.j)gJ:o|£J l d a chanf£ Taint no more plebes ' Receiving the Pointers Ancl ' ort Autigl-1 Loiii ' i Ltiih ider he ill to wonder how it was all coming out. And for two people the Farewell Ball that night was the most wonder- : ful hop that willt ' v r be. And so the ; story ends, — the next morning we: graduated, were commissioned, and; Mary pinned on George ' s shoulder straps and kissed him while I pinned on my own and gave myself a mental pat on the back. They were married at I three this afternoon in the Chapel.! I lost my job as George ' s wife that I|[ had held for four long vears, and George took on a new pilot. TheS darkness has fallen over old CrabtownS now, and it ' s time for me to be going. iS One more glance around the roomj where I have spent so many crowddiliHi hours, and I ' ll be leaving the old- Hall andLthe familiar yard for the last- I ? !f i i time, diftbound for a lifetime of serv- ice with the fleet, cargoed with- a -thousand never-fading memori§Sv -;; ? Our four years of Academy life " la ; : ether have come to an end. Thi$ ormng the Class of Nineteen Huri| g Xwenty-six assembled for thi; JasJLtiIrie. Tomorrow I leave to joi fe eet,-Tto enter the service, — per haps to say good-bve to classmates for the last time. This first station in oi r .service life has been a happy one fQ|| me. Whenever trails of classmate Lcross again there will always be ■wealth of reminiscences to unfold, made dearer by close acquaintanceshipE ;fa4gjh can only come from constant =and intimate association. The transi- . tion period of our lives has eadcd -. . . ' ' en ava nt! _ , __ « S2 1 18 ' i r. ir; ,. r» V ' iSkS he UNDERCLASSES 1 9 .is I. ?af L.3, ' - ' " to rtH ' » w wi z: 131 SECOND CLASS DURING July and August of i zj. an exodus from the small towns, the big cities, the outlying ranches and the Park Avenue apartments occurred. With the exception of those who went elsewhere all of these exodees arrived at Gate Number 2. of the United States Naval Academy. They are now known col- lectively as the Class of 19x7. Plebe Summer when a man was a man and a Springfield weighed fourteen pounds! It had, like a steam kit, its good points and its bad ones. The glare of the sun on the bricks of the terrace was as bad as a fire room under forced draft ever gets— but then the coolness and abundance of the mess hall milk fully compensated for that; the young pieces of ordnance over at the rifle range kicked like Missouri mules— but then the buzzards wheeled and spiralled over the targets in a truly engaging man- ner so that one would hesitate before putting " Rifle Range " in either the credit or the debit column. And then, of course, the ships came in, and we were greeted with hoarse shouts from an unkempt, unshaven, rabble below. And so, we de- duced that our brothers in arms had returned. September came and in due course of time went and with it went faith in man- kind. Plebe year was no joke, we thought, and although time has somewhat mel- lowed the memories we can still remember how disconcerting it was to be told that we didn ' t know what a Plebe year was like. We learned what we could about reciprocating engines, the royal dynasty of Siam, the approved method of removing deceased rodents from lee scuppers and so forth, regretted sincerely what we were unable to grasp and all the time tempers were fidgiting at a goodly pace. Before we knew it Christmas leave flashed past and the February pilgrims were clamoring at the doors of the suitcase room. We lost a big slice of our class to the Demon Math and his fellow terrors. 13 - fi Five months of grind brought June Week, and with it we said good-bye to Plebe Year. Even three months of cinders and beans couldn ' t quite change our opinions. We looked old Lunnon over and found out why Paris is renowned the world over and freely expressed our sentiments about the excellence of the mail service. As for the first September leave, the one after our Youngster Cruise, well, mere words couldn ' t do justice to it. Not ordinary words anyway. Gee, fellers, I could ramble on and on about Sep. leave if I wanted to but I won ' t. (Save your thanks, old man.) As Youngsters, we looked over our domains with a sophisticated eye and found them good. We suffered the other classes to walk around our corridors and our terraces, on the whole considering we treated them with much consideration. Tommy Hamilton was elected as our class president and if you ' ll pardon a lapse into the vernacular he ' s a darned good egg. Christmas again shot by and again the February mass departure started. Our class added some more stars to its service flag but we didn ' t suffer quite as heavily as before. Uncle Henry, our own Uncle Henry, left with the rest and with him left one of the finest gentlemen and one of the best friends we midshipmen ever had. Time passed and so did the majority of the first class which left us one nearer the top of the heap. The cruise took us down through the big ditch and back up to where the females of the species were perfectly willing to be made the recipient of class pins and other trinkets. The gold coast, by the way, isn ' t in Africa. And then back home, and then back here, and now, by Cracky, we ' ve got two diags. We begin, I think, to view life a little more seriously now and feel we were put in the world for some reason other than hanging half raters up against the stone wall. We rather envy 6 when we see them winding up their course and going out to the Fleet. But then in case I might be quoted some time Fll add that we wouldn ' t give up our last vear bv the Severn for a brand new scout cruiser with all the extras free. k i« „ 133 154 ' " ' ' i ' ' YOUNGSTERS YOUNGSTERS? There aren ' t any — hardly! So say the second class on the last cruise. Yes, our number is small— but our line is large, or rather heavy. Sept. Leave proved that. Two more years in which we will be the scarcest article around. Our reputation for savviness shows that we are not going to become less scarce either. It is evident that unless we receive many more recruits from ' xy, the executive department will be forced to reduce the number of stripers. Terrible thought! Whether it was the inspiration given to those of us who in their younger days proudly bore J R on their kid-sweaters, or whether it was the hardihood inculcated in those of us who pushed a holyrock or swung a coal bucket on the Reina Mercedes or the U.S.S. Electrician, 1918 developed a percentage of varsity athletes to be envied by any class. In this, the Navy Juniors and the former blue jackets cannot claim too much. Those who came to us from beyond the pale of the salt sea hold a multitude of honors. The smoke cleared away about the middle of February and we found not a few of our number who had climbed too high on the proverbial tree. What to do? ' 17 had too many and ' z.8 too few. ' 17 turned some in and ' 18 drew same. With this transfusion we renewed our efforts and emerged in June with the cohorts al- most intact. Did I say June? No more welcome month in the year than that! A threefold Army victory, a farewell to ' X5, and ' taint no more plebes. All that memorable June Week we looked forward to our coming yachting trip, having the squadron there to look upon with true plebe wonderment. Ignorance surely was bliss! But no time was given us to remain in that Utopian realm. The New York, Arkansas 136 ..0 and Utah had us within them like three whales and two hundred and hfty Jonahs. We found out all about Kelly ' s, sea legs, mal de mer, and Hollywood in the short space of three months. We solved the riddles of what made the wild-cat wild, who is Charlie Noble, and a dozen other chestnuts of all ages, and returned well if not happv to the shores of the Severn. With all the experience garnered from Los Angeles, ' Frisco, Seattle, and San Diego, we turned our backs to the sea ' s waves and tried our stuff on the old Podunk. The pages of the history of September were all too soon iilled. Then we gathered ' round to bear the weight of our one diag; and this is no little responsibility. The days and sleeps and butts flew by quite rapidly while the Yard grew bare,— and then the Armv game was upon us. Many traditions were broken then; — it didn ' t rain; all hands rated over night liberty; and we had such a time that our disap- pointment was forgotten for the moment. Christmas leave found us wiser and broker; never-the-less most of us managed to muster around at the Corners and told our tales of the Great White Way while the grandpas chewed their straws and wondered how long it took to learn the Charleston, calculating as how they might take in the Village and get the dope first hand. We returned to the grind for a long straightaway of five months of academics and prospects of a cruise with altogether too much water in view. Basketball and the other winter sports kept us from hugging the radiator too much. Spring has been wrecking havoc in the ranks of ' 2.8. The prospect of miniatures has centered Dan Cupid ' s attention on several. The combination of spring fever and the fever that comes of contemplating June Week as a week with a " Her " before a long separation is almost too much. However, the others have managed so we may survive. 137 " f Wj 139 5 ■llihi ■■ J i fc — tl- wJ ti— wwMaiM PLEBES ON the night of the Superintendent ' s Garden Party, two candidates for one diagonal gold stripe stood watching the lights in the harbor from the sea- ward terrace. The spell of the warm soft zep hyrs and limpid moonlight was upon them. Each was conscious of living, yet both were journeying into other realms, now of the past, now of the future. Their reveries were broken by the advent of a classmate whose hearty slap brought them back to the present. As is often the case under similar circumstances, they began to relate the dreams that had uncon- sciously stolen into their minds, — memories of struggles, with math and their own temper, of football, baseball, and other sports, of femmes, leave, June Week, Plebe summer. Soon the air was vibrant with " Remember when ? " " What were you doing a year ago. Shorty? " " Well, eleven months, thirteen days, and two hours ago, I had just taken the oath. Felt like a conquering hero; I was positively bloated with pride, responsi- bility, and good intentions. Say, those doctors up at Sick Bay were going to turn me out for having an undue chest expansion. Didn ' t they look us over, though? They know me better than Zuppke knows football. " " Yeh, my heart refused to function when I saw the carload of clothes we had to mark and stow. Didn ' t finish that job until two months later. And the first thing I did was to hit the pap for ' Late formation. ' The right start, what? " ' Member the day the upper classes got back from leave? I acquired my first spoon that day. " " So did I, and I haven ' t seen him more than twice since. Every time I went over to see him I ' d get picked up on the way. I didn ' t get a very auspicious start on Math during September, either. On the final day, the instructor shook his head pityingly when he handed back my paper. And yours truly is sat, savvy, and sit- ting on top of the world with a 1.78 average. " T? " ■ST 140 " The first few days of October were hectic, weren ' t they? I was afraid to eat. Every bite was accompanied with a ' Brace up! ' I was mighty glad to be out for class football; that provided a little respite. " " And remember all the cheering practices before the Army game? I was one worn-out plebe the evening of the z8th of November; and the result of the contest didn ' t lend any invigoration to us. What did you do in New York? " " Took in a show and then turned in. I couldn ' t drag, so my activities were limited. But boy, oh BOY! I made up for it Christmas leave, what I mean. That was an endless round of dances and parties. Hardly time to caulk off. " " And about four weeks after the holidays, the bilgers shoved off. I guess we lost our share, all right. What I can ' t figure out is why I ' m still here. " " Yeh, I ' ve been wondering about that, too. " " That ' s too much. Chase yourself while there is yet breath in your body. " The offending member ambled away laughing. " This last stretch— January to June— has been the longest, drawn-out siege of tortuous study that ever descended on my delicate think mechanism. " " You talk as though I was crying about it! Tomorrow when the three-striper gets his finger-tips on that sheep skin, we just ' ain ' no ' mo ' plebes! ' Somebody is going to have to hold me, or I ' ll heave a mighty shout before the whole assembly. " " Where are we going in the snake dance; the usual places? " " Yeh, suppose so. Lover ' s Lane, and the Herndon Monument. " " Ho-o-o-o-oh! hum! I ' m tired. These p-rades provide a little thrill, but much work, and this kaleidoscope of colors we are afflicted with all over the yard is pretty hard on the eyes. " " Oh, I don ' t know. Some of the drags are worth at least a 2.. 5. " " I was referring to apparel, not features, sonny. By the way, isn ' t there a good show in town tonight? Think I ' ll go ashore and take it in. Come along? " " Yeh, might as well. Let ' s go. " Go they did. And now you are acquainted with a very few of the joys and heart- aches of Twenty-Nine ' s plebe year. i fi . tr THE ACTIVITIE! A EXCERPT FROM SPECIAL ORDER NO. 40- 5 In anv organization there are always some persons who do onlv the required amount of work. There are always others who are willing to do extra work for the benefit of the organization. Men who take part in work not required, but related to the general plan, always further the good of the organization and help to make It a success. 0) ... -:;;•:. 4i M4 145 ATHLETICS EACH evening the hour of six-thirty is tolled in Bancroft Hall by the monotonous sprinkle of steaming water falling on tiled floors .... a monotonous sprinkle which serves as the obli- gate to myriad lusty shouts of the athletes and would-be athletes of the Regiment . . . and there are plenty of these, especially in the last category. The success of Naval Academy teams may be traced, in part, to the fact that the Regiment strives to reduce the number of illustrious members of the radiator club to a minimum without continually screeching the familiar chorus of " every man an athlete. " The record of twelve hundred men out of a student body of eighteen hundred engaged in fall term athletics is something of which any institution might well be proud. Our daily routine has been so apportioned that in addition to the time alloted to study, an hour and a half is set aside each day for recreation. For the majority, that recreation is athletics. Naturally all hands can ' t be on the Navy teams whose seasons culminate in the glory of Army-Navy Games or inter-collegiate meets, or even on the long-suffering but toast-eating ham-and-egger squads— so the proletariat indulge in class and company sports. No class can consider its four years at the Academy complete unless it has had its numerals inscribed at least once on the coveted Harvard Shield, a trophy offered to the class winning the greatest number of points allotted inter-class con- tests. And the mythical glory of seeing the Fighting Ninth crowned as Color Company during June Week has lent such an impetus to the inter-company athletic competition, that it is indeed an ex- tremely rara avis who has not at some time or other wielded a ball or bat or stick or athletic weapon of some sort. During its four year sojourn in Annapolis the Class of 1916 has witnessed the construction of new stands, new fields, a magnificent swimming pool, and the addition of other equipment which has made the Naval Academy second to no University as a completely equipped forum for athletic activity. It is undeniable that these facilities for making healthy minds in healthy bodies have better prepared us for a successful career in the fleet. " Pass the toast, please! " ■»• D ta : ■T3- 146 THE ARMY- NAVY GAMES CINCE time immemorial, since the beginning of civilization which has resulted in the organization and progress of our higher institutions of learning, there has been a rivalry between associate colleges in all their meetings on common ground. At any reunion old grads have been known to expound for hours upon renowned battles fought in years gone by when they were parts of the under- graduate body. Particularly were they apt to recall incidents connected with athletic relationships with that one college which the school desired to defeat on the field of battle. Such spirit has fost- ered the rivalry and keen competition which now exists in the Princeton-Harvard- Yale games. There exists, however, a rivalry between the two service institutions which truthfully eclipses any dual competition for supremacy between colleges in this country. A moment ' s reflection shows ample reason for this superlative feeling. Ever since Congress first authorized an Army and a Navy the two brother institutions have attempted to place themselves individually upon the pedestal of supremacy. This is true in every phase of their activities. The graduate of the civilian college may go into any number of vocations in business life which gradually draw him away from the scene of his former college days. Graduates of West Point and Annapolis have many opportunities during the ordinary routine of the day which are constant reminders of events which happened while they were Cadets and Midshipmen. Thev look upon the 147 Army team and the Navy team as representative of the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy the Mothers of the services. While there may be many regi- mental and fleet teams scattered throughout the country composed of ex-academy stars, the Army team and the Navy team are always thought of, in their minds, as teams representing the service schools, and a victory or loss of that team is felt as keenly by the ranking officers as it is by the students. Perhaps this spirit has been unduly stressed, but when one looks back upon the days of Navy victories one cannot describe the feeling of pride and satisfaction that surged from within him upon realizing that his team had been the victor. It is the spirit of the Navy upon which its success in all endeavors depends. It cannot be better illustrated than by the following excerpt from a diary, recalling the Army Game of 19x1: " I ' ve caught it at last. In the stands there at Franklin Field it hit me all of a sudden just what it was that I ' ve been lacking; what it was those men on the field had that I had as yet failed to find; andwhy I had felt to this time a little touch of being apart, alone As I watched the shad- ows of twilight lengthen across that miniature battlefield during those last desperate, despairing moments, it seemed to me that the Regiment was giving the team more than just the support of their voices; and in the silence during signals I looked around me. Every man of all the hundreds in the stands was leaning forward, hands clenched, following each move of that team — his team — and hurling every ounce of his will, every drop of power that was in him, out to the men on the field. When the ball was snapped, the men got into action again, and into my veins there welled that something that has driven men to the far corners of the earth on hopeless missions, that has sent them into battle without swerving, and into the arms of death with a smile; that something with- out which the Navy would be useless and the defenses of the country ridiculous the Spirit of the Service the Old Navy Fight. " 148 The balloons " busted " THE ARMY- NAVY FOOTBALL GAME POLO GROUNDS, NEW YORK CITY 19, Nov. 1915 (reprinted by courtesy of the new YORK TIMEs) IT was the last gun of the football season and for once in a long time it was a clear, brilliant day overhead, and the great throng of femininity which came with the Army and Navy officers was resplendent in furs and colors. The bands blared, the cadets and midshipmen sang and cheered as no one else can do it, and every mother, sister, and sweetheart in the crowded stands felt a thrill of pride for the brave lads who wore the black, gold and gray of the Army and the blue and gold of the Navy. While it was the first time in a long while that Army and Navy have battled with the sun shining on them they experienced the usual unfortunate conditions under foot. The Polo Grounds gridiron was left soft and slippery by the heavy rains and the players were not able to keep their footing and do their best. Navy was less skilled in mud running than Army and there was many a slip of a mid- shipman ' s cleats which brought groans from the Annapolis followers. The midshipmen were first to score on a drop kick by Hamilton and generated so much false hope that the whole north stands joined in with the Annapolis lads in making Harlem rock with deaf- ening cheers. That first score, however, gave Annapolis an advantage which was doomed for a merry life, but a short one. In that same period the West Point eleven got under way and jumped to the front with an aerial touchdown, Harding to Baxter. In the third period the elevens battled desper- ately without profit, and in the final period while tearing at each other Army rushed in a pinch- kicker. Red Reeder, who booted over an easy drop kick for the final Army count. Followers of the Army and Navy teams have been attending games for years hoping that one day they might see one which would be finished before both elevens had disappeared in the darkness. They saw that game yesterday, for it ran off with machine-like smoothness and it was still glorious daylight when the end came. This gave the throng a chance to watch the cadets ' feverish dance of triumph on the gridiron and see one cadet after another jump up and take a ride on the Army mule, which, unlike his ancestors, actually showed symptoms of excitement himself. 1- 149 " • -■ ' » " ' " ' ■ ■ ' -■-- — —■■ - The bight in birst Arrives On the south side of the gridiron, where Army held forth, sat Secretary of War Davis and his party, while on the Navy ' s bailiwick on the north side was Secretary of the Navy Wilbur. It was a great day for both branches of the service. Members of Congress, Senators, members of the diplomatic service, and, in fact, most all the distinguished citizenry of city and nation were banked around the moist gridiron. The Navy has the satisfaction of knowing one thing and that is that it outplayed the Army defense in the first period. Shapley, Caldwell, Hamilton, and Flippin looked gloriously efficient in the early period. After Eddy kicked the ball into play to start the game, Trapnell and Hewitt threw them- selves at the line of midshipmen and found it stubborn and solid. When Army kicked and it was Navy ' s ball, they tried a forward pass in their own territory on the very first play. This was far from the conservative football which the service elevens have played in the past. Army ' s defense, however, was too alert for Hamilton ' s forward passes and Shapley was forced to punt to Army ' s 45-yard line. Here Harry Wilson threw the cadets into a spasm of delight when he charged through a big hole Wilson jails to gain -rr-mw 150 s ' " ! ;i- " MM m a T jere they are the Army forwards had made in the left flank of the Navy line and raced down the field for 42. yards before he was finally forced out of bounds on the 14-yard mark of the midshipmen. After Hewitt and Wilson had found the Navy line too stubborn, Red Reeder, Army ' s field goal specialist, was rushed in from the side lines and attempted a field goal from the 18-yard line which caromed off his foot and went at right angles, where Born captured it for Army and they still had the ball on Navy ' s 7-yard mark. The cadets yelled for a touchdown. Here the Annapolis eleven made a great stand. They took the worst hammering at their line that Hewitt, Wilson and Trapnell could give and then the Army gambled and tried to score by means of a forward pass. Flippin, one of the Navy backs, intercepted Harding ' s pass and galloped close to the side-lines to Navy ' s 2.7-yard mark. It was a close call for the midshipmen and there was plenty of noise in the Navy stands when they crawled out of the difficult situation. It could easily be seen early in the game that the gridiron was treacherous. Once Shapley was clear of the Army right wing and away to a dangerous romp when he slipped and before he could recover his feet, two or three of the Army tacklers greeted him with an astounding welcome. Army L avy off tackle 151 " «» M Lr -.- ' : i No gain had the ball on its own 47-yard line when the first period ended. After Trapnell had punted and Eddy had partly blocked the kick, there was a fumble and the alert Army center, Daly, recovered the ball, but a 15-yard penalty helped Navy and gave them the ball at midfield. Shapley cut loose with a 11- yard dash for a first down, and the Navy side of the field was a mass of blue and gold flags. Shapley next tossed away a forward pass to Hardwick, who made a jaunt of nearly 30 yards before he was downed on Army ' s li-yard line. Now it was Navy ' s chance to scream and scream they did. The efforts and ambitions of Navy to ram the ball over for a touchdown did not meet with great success. Caldwell and Shapley being rudely and roughly repulsed by the aggressive Army defense. Navy was stopped cold on the 4-yard line and it was the last down. Hamilton dropped back to the ix-yard line and, although he was kicking at a difficult angle, he booted the ball through the posts for a field goal and three points. Navy and all the many who root for the Navy just naturally assumed at this moment that the Annapolis eleven had arrived and was in for a hilarious afternoon. The tackling was sharp and full of joltiness, so when Caldwell was tackled he fumbled and Born recovered the ball for Army close to the middle of the field. Wilson and Hewitt again got into action and their plunges, together with a forward pass from Harding to Trapnell, brought the ball to Navy ' s i6-vard mark. ippna ar. ■«« ;4 Army tlniiuii for a In us Three points for Ar»iy Once again the Navy line rose to the occasion and threw back the bitterest attack Army had to send against it. It gave Navy followers a real thrill to see the Navy forwards hurl back the plunges of Wilson and Hewitt. Three times Army tried and could only go six yards. It was Army ' s last down and four yards to go and the stands yelled for a field goal to tie the score. This Armv eleven, however, was not the sort which was looking for a tie. On four down, Hard- ing dropped back as if to kick and then confused the Navy defense with a bluff pass to Born as he rushed around right end. As Born dashed past Harding without taking the ball, the West Point quarterback tossed a forward pass over the milling mass of players to Captain Baxter, who plucked the ball out of the air and lunged over the line with three or four Navy tacklers hanging to him. A play like this was daring, but a beautiful thing to watch when it worked. Wilson kicked the goal from placement and the Army was in the lead and never lost it. The Army, by brilliant use of the overhead game, had the ball down on Navy ' s i8-yard line when time was called at the end of the second period. In the third period Army started a march of triumph up the field from their own 40-yard line. In this outburst of plays there was some great line plunging by Wilson and Hewitt and the whole Second and ten 153 Step rii lil i p and call inc " Speedy Army line was there to give them the best of aid. These two relentless backs, alternating with Trap- nell, carried the ball right down the field to Navy ' s ii-yard line when the whistle ended the third period. After Army had tried to crash through for a touchdown and found the wall of Blue and Gold again impassable, West Point was halted on Navy ' s 5-yard line. It was the last down and once more R. Reeder was called from the side lines. The talented redhead this time coolly came back to the 9- yard line, looked at the goal posts, smiled and reached his hands out to catch the ball. It was straight and true from Daly and Reeder kicked the field goal as nonchalantly as you please. He did it with assurance and ease, just as if he was merely making a practice shot. West Point was inspired with victory by this time and although the Navy backs gambled with the passing game and with all the other scoring weapons, they could not break down the stubborn eleven in front of them. ' 54 Silji lit Just THE ARMY-NAVY BASEBALL GAME WEST POINT, N Y. I June, 192.5 " PATENTLY excelling in every branch of the sport, the Navy nine decisively defeated the Army - on the diamond on the first of June by a score of thirteen to seven for the eighth Navy victory in the Service series. Combining a brilliant array of hitting power with smooth fielding ability, the 192.5 team worked in perfect conjunction to accomplish the victory. The game was well played throughout, and was marred only by untimely errors on the part of the Black and Grey infielders, whose mistakes on two occasions granted to the Blue the overwhelming margin that was obtained. A roll of merit that did not laud the entire Navy team would be unfair, yet the work of Captain Fenno must be cited as exceptional, both at bat and in the field; notable mention must be made of his home run with which he greeted Bliss, the Army pitcher, on his first trip to the plate, and of the faultless manner with which he handled all the fielding chances that came to his part of the outfield. Schwab also played a remarkable game at third base for the Navy and got a three base hit, which scored three men, and a single into the bargain. Ward and Cooper, at their respective positions, also displayed pleasing talent; while Hamilton cast gloom into the Army ranks in the ninth inning when he drove one of Tully ' s offerings out of the park for the second Navy home run of the day. The fielding sensation of the game was the stellar catch made by O ' Neill off Cobb in the seventh inning. After the game had been postponed from Saturday on account of the rain that sprang up on the latter day the two teams took the field on Monday at three. Navy ' s opening tallies came in the first inning when Ward walked, was advanced by Leslie ' s sacrifice bunt and scored when Fenno hit the first ball pitched for a home run through the right field boundary. Army returned in her half of the same inning when Baird walked, advanced on a passed ball and Roosma ' s sacrifice fly to score on Cobb ' s sharp hit through the infield. Navy did nothing in the second and Army knotted the count in her half of the frame when an error, a walk, and Baird ' s hit to left enabled Soule to cross the plate. Navy ' s third inning was again uneventful but the Army reached Jarrell for three hits, and two runs, in succession when the Grey batted; and Chief Bender sent Myers to replace Jarrell on the . 155 Army hits mound. Myers was effective, and the scoring ceased until the fifth when Navy instituted a rally that tied the score. It all happened when Fenno walked and ran all the way to third on Cooper ' s hit to left with Cooper arriving at second base in the interim. Condra hit to Schepps who played for Fenno at the plate. The Navy captain was between two fires but Cobb obligingly missed one of Soule ' s tosses and Fenno and Cooper came home, Condra stopping at third. Condra left third before Wood caught Hamilton ' s long fly to left so that the Army got a double play and the inning was over when Schwab flied to Roosma. Army took the lead again, however, in her half of the inning when hits by Cobb and Reeder were good for a tally. The sixth was uneventful. In Navy ' s " Lucky Seventh, " with two gone, Cobb ' s fumble made Cooper safe. Condra hit smartly to center; Hamilton gave Schepps one too hot to handle and Cooper scored. Schwab then tripled to right scoring Condra and Hamilton. Three runs were in, so Tully replaced Bliss as the Army pitcher. Haerlin was not to be denied, however, and placed a short hit over second which Army ' s inning Tbe way the troops got the game scored Schwab. Four runs were sufficient so Myers fanned. As Army came in O ' Neill nipped their rally in the bud by a beautiful, pirouetting, barehand catch of Cobb ' s bounder. After that they were easy. Nothing happened in the eighth inning. Schepps threw out Condra, for the first out in the ninth, but Hamilton was undaunted and drove one of Tully ' s offerings out of the park and onto the veranda of the Bachelors Quarters across the road for a masterly homer. Schwab hit safely over second base and Tully, as pitcher, was succeeded by Bryan. Haerlin welcomed him with a hit over shortstop; Griffin, batting for Myers, was hit by a pitched ball, filling the bases. Ward then hit to left and Soule neglected to catch Wood ' s throw so the whole troupe scored. That was enough for us, but Army retaliated to the extent of two runs in her half of the inning when Dyer, who succeeded Myers on the mound, was found for a hit, suffered an error by O ' Neill and a passed ball by Haerlin to let Schepps and Cobb score. A moment later Wood hit a fly to Fenno ' s garden and the game was over. Navy does score . ?p • avv 2. 1040 ' i— 13 rmy I 1 1 1000 2. — 7 NAVY— 13 Pos. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. ARMY— 7 Pos. AB. R. H. PO. A. E. Ward R.F. 5 2. 3 Baird iB. I I 5 I Leslie L.F. 3 2. I Roosma c. F. P 6 Fenno C.F. 4 2_ - I Schepps s.s. 2_ i 4 2. Cooper s.s. 5 2. I Cobb 33. 3 4 I Condra iB. 5 I 3 Reeder IB. z Hamilton IB. S 2. 4 I Bell R.F. 1 Schwab 3B. 5 1 4 5 c Wood L.F. Haerlin c. 5 I 2. 7 2. Soule C. I I Jarrell p. I Bliss P. 2. 2. Myers p. 3 I Tully P. I Dyer p. Bryan P. aO ' Neill 2.B. 2. I I 2. cBarnette C.F. bGriffin I Totals 43 13 15 2-7 12. 35 7 12. 2.7 7 3 a — Replaced Condra on second in the seventh. Condra went to left and Leslie left the game, b — Bat- ted for Myers in the ninth, c — Went to centerfield when Roosma replaced Brvan as pitcher. Summary: Earned Runs, Navy 7, Army 4; Two base hits, Reeder; Three base hit, Schwab; Home Runs, Fenno and Hamilton. Sacrifice hit, Leslie. Stolen Base, Ward. Bases on Balls, Off Jarrell 2.; off Myers 2.; off Bliss 3; off Tully i; off Roosma i. Struck out: by Jarrell 3; by Myers 2.; by Dyer i; by Bliss x; by Tully i; by Roosma i. Hit by Pitcher: by Myers t; by Bryan i. Wild Throw, Dyer. Left on Bases, Navy 7, Army 6. Umpires, Emslie and Walker. Goat greets Mule 158 " Captain Bruiw " unis the l.hilj and the mat THE ARMY-NAVY TRACK MEET WEST POINT, N. Y 30 May, 1915 AFTER two years of waiting a delighted Regiment rang the Japanese Bell on the thirtieth of May a. to celebrate a track victory, for on that day the team coached by Mr. Mang vanquished our service rivals, the Army, by a score of seventy-two and a half to sixty-two and a half. The meet was a thrilling one from the start with the Grey in the fore and the Blue manfully striving to overtake it, until at last the Navy took the lead, by taking first and third in the low hurdles, never again to be headed. It may be said, however, that Navy owes her victory more to the consistent performance of the entire team than to the stellar work of any one of the members. It is fitting, though, that we speak of Captain Hammond, who won the meet for his team when he raced to victory in the Half Mile. Numerous surprises were in order and several disappointments, notably that of Culbert, who fell when leading the field in the high hurdles, and lost his last chance to win the N Sta r that he had been working for since Plebe Year. The meet opened with the century, in which the Grey-clad Buell and Nourse were enabled to outspeed Summers and Kern to take ' first and second, giving the Army eight points, as Navy took but one with Summers ' third place, the time being ten and a fifth seconds. The Mile Run followed and the veteran Newman, who captained the Greylegs, celebrated his recovery from the illness that had hindered him all season by defeating Bailey ' and Tyree, of Navy, by a few yards. At the start Tallman, of Navy, set the pace and the first quarter fell in sixty-three seconds, with Tyree and New- man closely pressing the slender Navy runner. At the halfway mark the Army Captain had fallen back and Hawthorne, his team-mate, ' had stepped ahead to measure strides with the fleeting Tall- man, who negotiated the half in two minutes and thirteen seconds. As the runners reached the stretch completing three quarters of the race, Newman called on his reserve and stepped to the lead. The last quarter of the race was a splendid one; Bailey, of the Navy, who had hung on the flanks of the leaders throughout the race extended himself to the limit of his splendid sprint in a vain effort to overtake the Army captain, who won, by three yards, in four minutes, thirty-three and four- fifths seconds, as Tyree outran Hawthorne to take third. The score became Army thirteen, Navy five. At the gun for the high hurdles five men came away to a beautiful start with Culbert and Landon in the van. Down to the next to last hurdle the advantage was slightly in favor of the midshipman, when suddenly the Navy runner tripped on a tight hurdle and crashed into the next one and fell. Deslslets of Army took second to Landon, of the Grey, and Shapley of Navy took third, so that the score stood Army twentv-one, Navy six. The sky was dark for us but a moment later the Blue took 159 Shiipley leads hope when Bernet, Foley and Dunlap all tied for first in the high jump, at five feet six inches, and put the Navy within six points of their rivals; Army twenty-one, Navy fifteen. The two mile run was started and as usual Thomas, of Navy, set the pace. He maintained his lead for a mile, which he covered in four minutes and forty-nine seconds, when Rasmussen, of Army, forged to the front in a spurt that lasted for two laps, with Calhoun, the Army star, on his heels. At the end of the sixth lap the latter opened up and although Thomas and Rowley tried hard to catch the Grey-clad runner, his advantage was too great and he crossed the line ahead, with Rowley and Thomas, in that order, second and third, in nine minutes fifty-three and four-fifths seconds. Army now had twenty-six points while Navy had nineteen. The shot put resulted in a first and third for Navy. Warren, who won, threw the sphere forty-two feet, five and three-quarters inches with Hewitt second, for Armv, and Cooper third for the Blue; this gave Army twenty-nine and Navy twenty-five. Summers, Kern and Johnson faced the barrier for us in the Two Twenty, opposed by Buell and Nourse. Getting away to a splendid start Summers led all the way down the stretch and took first by two yards. Kern hurt his leg and was forced out, so that Buell and Nourse took second and third respectively for the Army, with Johnson a close fourth. The time for the distance was twenty-two and two-fifths seconds. The score at the end of the race was Army thirty-three. Navy thirty. Sullivan " hoih " the javelin Leggett makes a nice one ' i 160 T if start of the half Navy was drawing closer, all felt that the worm was about to turn, but the lead, almost within our grasp, was snatched away again by Heidner and Gilbreath, of West Point, who took first and second in the quarter, and broke the Army record in doing it. The race was run in fifty seconds and although Hammond and Lyon ran wonderfully the fleet cadets could not be headed and we were forced to content ourselves with Lyon ' s third. That made the totals. Army forty-one. Navy thirty- one. McGarry and Leggett reclaimed seven of these points a moment later by taking the two first places in the Discus throw. McGarry threw the plate a hundred and thirty feet eight and a quarter inches to win, and Jark of the Army was third. The Cadets then led, forty-two to thirty-nine. On the heels of this good news came the report that Rutledge had won the pole vault, at eleven feet, eight inches, from Horton, of the Grey, with Taff and Dulligan tied for third, so that the Army had fortv-five and a half while Navy possessed forty-four and a half points. Excitement was at the fever pitch. The low hurdles were set up, and Shapley and Culbert were to represent the Navy with Landon and Deslslets to oppose them. At the starting gun all four broke perfectly and passed the stands with Shaplev leading by a hair. Nearing the finish he spurted and beat Landon by three yards, with Cul- bert third by a foot. The time was twenty-six and one-fifth seconds and Navy at last took the lead with fifty and a half to forty-eight and a half for the Greylegs. Rutledge winning for Navy Warren heaves the shot i6i Word came that Spivey had broken the Army javelin record on his first heave, and it looked as though our lead was to be shortlived, but Sullivan and Leggett thought otherwise and Sullivan hurled the spear a hundred and seventy-two feet, eleven inches with Leggett second and Spivey third. That gave us fifty-eight and a half to forty-nine and a half and we breathed easier. Hewitt, of Army, shortened our lead a point when he won the hammer throw, with a record-breaking throw of a hundred and forty-nine feet, seven and a quarter inches. Paige was three inches behind him for second and Chappell took third. Navy now had sixty-two and a half points to hftv-four and a half for the Army. The broad jump was in progress, and after several preliminary jumps Leggett reported from the now completed javelin throw to join Dawson, the only Navy contestant still in the event. After three trials Leggett reached twenty-one feet, eight inches, but the jump was reduced by the track made by his trunks, putting the distance covered as twentv-one feet, four inches. At that it looked as if Navy had first and second, and the meet, when Robertson, of Army, on his last trial, spanned twenty-two feet, eight inches to wrest first place for the Grev. That made the score, Navy sixty-six and a half, Army fifty-nine and a half. Navy needed one and a half points to clinch the victory with the half mile yet to be run. It was up to Tyree, Hammond and Carpenter to deliver. In desperation, Army called on the fleet Calhoun to aid Heidner in the event; for if Army could take first and second the victory would be hers. A short pause at the line .... they were off; with the diminutive Carpenter leading the procession and the rest of the field close behind. Carpenter was going nicely, and setting a killing pace. The quarter took fifty-five seconds and as they entered the stretch on the first lap Heidner and Calhoun started for the leader. Carpenter and Hammond responded and they fought around the turn and onto the back-stretch, where Heidner forged ahead, with Carpenter second, Hammond third, and Calhoun fourth. At the far turn Hammond passed Carpenter, with Heidner three yards in front, and so they worked into the stretch. The strain was beginning to show on the Cadet and inexorably the Navy Captain drew up on him to pass him twenty yards from the finish and breast the tape a winner by three yards. Carpenter easily fought off the weary Calhoun and ran third by a comfortable margin. The final score became Navy seventy-two and a half, Army sixty-two and a half. It was a thrilling meet, and a glorious finish to a strenuous season, but in concluding we cannot fail to laud the Pointers for their wonderful treatment of the visitors. Never was a Navy team treated with such kindness, consideration and courtesy. Whatever we may think of our respected rivals, the Twelve Hundred Mule Team, otherwise known as the Corps of Cadets, we are compelled to toast them as gentleman and scholars, one and all. So closed the season of 1915, and with Graduation Day three days later a number of men departed, depriving the Navy of much of the strength that she had in both Track and Field. Captain Hammond, who was the mainstay in the quarter mile, cast his mantle on Tobelman, and left to him the unen- viable task of beating Heidner. Tyree and Hammond also left the half mile in the hands of June ' 17, and Jack ' 2.7, both of whom are carrying on. In the mile Bailey, who was the sensation of the 19x5 season, remained at the Naval Academy, and worked intensively throughout the winter. Losses in other branches will be keenly felt, but it is certain with the material that is left and with the new material from last year ' s Plebe squad, June i, 192.6 will bring on another Navy victory. Summtrs breaks the tape in the iio 161 THE ARMY-NAVY LACROSSE GAME ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND 30 May, 1915 ' I ' HE second inter-Academv Lacrosse game was the athletic feature of our June week, and fully - - five thousand were present on Lawrence Field to witness the struggle of the representative teams. The season ' s record for both teams was creditable; they had gone through an undefeated season, consequentlv, each fullv expected to retain its record. That the struggle would be a bitter one had been the forecast, and it was all of that and more. In the earlv afternoon heat of an uncomfortably warm day the battle was waged. At two o ' clock the Navy team took the field for the last few minutes of preliminary practice. Shortly afterward the Army team came out, greeted with many cheers. The final few minutes of practice showed that each team was well schooled in every department of the game, and that the ensuing hour would be quite interesting and exciting. At two-thirty sharp the battle was begun. Navy took the ball on the face- off and was soon invading enemy territory. But Army ' s defense would not be outwitted and immed- iately they had the ball back in midfield. From then on the majority of the plays were in midfield. The defense of each team was practically impregnable. The ball was carried back and forth for a quarter of an hour without an opening being gamed by either side. Then Hull received the ball on a pass from Albertson. On a fast play down the field, eluding pursuit, dodging defense, he came within scoring radius and made a driving shot at close range. The ball caromed off of two men, including the goal keeper and rolled into the net for Navy ' s first score. Another five minutes of hard fast play followed in which Army obtained the advantage of position and the ball. Wilson, on receiving a pass within range of the goal made a hard, accurate drive which Gazze was unable to get in front of, and thus Armv was again on even ground. Navy then two-blocked her speed cones, and began a strong offensive which was too much for Army ' s defense. Captain Billing, leading the attack, carried the ball down, wriggled his way past several men, and made a beautiful shot at the goal. The ball went straight, hard, and unintercepted past the Army goal keeper into the net for his first point. The remaining few minutes of the first half consisted mostly of center field work where Albertson, Coleman, and Flippin proved their ability in interception and team work. So the half ended in time with the score i-i. Navy leading, both teams going strong. The second half was a continuation of the play witnessed during the first. Army came back strong determined to wear down Navy ' s defense and overcome the lead. Neither of these high aspirations 163 .S!» Llujuig 111 ijil Ar J J uj were ever realized, since the first would not come to pass; hence, the second could not. Likewise, Navy ' s attack was hammering away at the goal and an intense fight was in progress. The net result was that Navy was able to garner another point which seemed to put the game on ice. Billing re- ceived a pass from Albertson, evaded again the several defenders of the goal, and made a clean, fast shot and a goal for his second and Navy ' s last score. At the expiration of five more minutes play, Westphalinger figured in a fast drive into the Navy zone. He tossed to Prudhomme, who made good use of his opportunity. The score then stood Navy, 3; Army, 2., and remained thus until the end. After advancing close to our goal on several occasions Army made unsuccessful attempts at goal which kept the Navy followers literally breathless, for one goal would knot the count. But this stand came to nothing. The work of Gazze at the goal was exceptional for his alertness and his cooperation with the defense was most valuable. Throughout the game each team played aggressively. They could well afford to do this as each defense was practically impregnable. Taylor, as Captain of the defense, would deftly anticipate plays and arrange his defense accordingly. His thorough knowledge of the technic marked his generalship in handling his men. A strong defense is a major requisite for a team, but to win, it Alhertsoi! i ahis the face-off 164 y ' (■ . tait Itj I ' lH SUIIlhi Ihlij must have an aggressive attack with ability to score. Navv was not kicking in this department. With Captain Billing leading the attack, the Armv goal was constantly in danger. He plaved a brilliant game, proving his general knowledge of the game that he had received from Coach Finlay- son and his experience that had gained him a position on the All-American team for three seasons. LINE-UP Navy Position Army Navy Position Army Gazze Goal Horner Flippin Center Gilmore Taylor Point Frazier (Capt.) Albertson jrd Attack Wilson Lind Cover Point Daley Coleman 2nd Attack Yeomans Day 1st Defense Westphalinger Billing (Capt.) ist Attack Baxter Williamson 2nd Defense Trapnell Poore Out Home Meyers Bernet }rd Defense Tibbetts Hull In Home Prudhomme Substitutions: Navy- -Craig, Carson, Stolz. Army — N 3ne. A little field work " i6s " • The t;p-off Navy THE ARMY-NAVY BASKETBALL GAME WEST POINT, N. Y. 2.- February, 192.6 PICTURE one side of the Army gymnasium, with the Corps of Cadets surrounded by an enthus- iastic and wildly waving group of Khakied men and brightly dressed women; on the other side a small but riotous gang of Navy supporters— a few were Ensigns, a dozen Watch Officers, and two non-combatant Midshipmen, trying to simulate a cheering section of regimental size; on the court five men in grey and five in blue and gold showing the fight and speed that characterizes every inter- Service combat, and you have the Army-Navy basketball game. Both teams were keyed up to their highest pitch in preparation for the annual contest in the anticipation of securing the lead in the series which had thus far resulted in three victories to the credit of each academy; and the intensity with which the game was played and the unceasing fight which marked every man ' s game made the forty minutes seem like four to the constantly cheering spectators. The traditional Long Corps yell of the Cadets marked the entry of the Army team. Not to be out- done, " Chink " Lee assumed his old job and led a small Navy cheering section in a big Navy 4-N as the Navy five came on the range. Hamilton saw to it that the ball went to Craig on the tip off. The looked-for score did not come, and the ball see-sawed up and down the court. Navy found it impossible to pierce the Army defense, and Army got no further toward the Navy goal. Six minutes of this, and Roosma took the ball in mid-court and sent West Point preferred up two points with a shot that did little more than move the net. Then Graf bore down on Shepard when that gentleman found the ball in his hands, and Army got another gratis. Navy called time-out, and came back strong, but the gray-legs seemed to have absorbed equal strength, for the blue attempts to pierce their defense ended with the ball in Army ' s possession. Parish, Hamilton, and Roosma indulged in a little sand-lot football for a while, with no result other than to cause a great deal of idle mirth and chatter in the stands. Craig was hurt, and another time-out was recorded. Six minutes to play and the score 3-0 for Army. Craig was only thinking and soon pulled the age-old gag of looking one way and going another, and managed to edge by and drop a beauty for a pair of markers. Then Hamilton took a pretty one from 166 Draper misses one Jones, and slipped it through for another two. Navy four, Army three, and the Navy section went to the roof. Roosma pressed another from somewhere down the floor, and Draper, substituting, was fouled bv Jones as he went by, and made both goal and free throw. Hamilton, swinging into battery, made one a la Roosma, and Graf added one point on Wilson ' s foul. Flood chalked up a pair on a high rebound, and the half ended with the Kaydets leading 10-7. Before the sound of the whistle for the second half had died away. Mills had a snowbird to his credit, and Roosma had dropped a short one for a change, just to prove his versatility. Jones failed on his shot, but tallied one from the tape. Craig missed, and Roosma went back to his old tricks and added two more. Between Roosma making them and Wilson breaking them. Army seemed to have a corner on the scoring. When the Army ace horse-laughed the blue team and posted another distance heave for the basket — which arrived, incidentally — Shapley was sent in to stop him on the line. Craig made his initial on the mule, and Navy seemed to be starting her spurt. Parish missed, but added two from the tape. Shepard starred on an out-of-bounds play, and had to take two tries to Navy covering up _. !-s •■■ ff ili..l V»1H ! " 5 5 :5r ' : ' - SV 167 make it. Six minutes to plav, and the action seemed to die down. Held balls were called outsides, and the only thing that passed was time. Pleas, prayers, petitions, groans, and shouts brought some action, and Flood made one on a foul. The ball rocketed over the court, long and short shots missed, but nary a tally. One final effort and the pistol ended the game on that fatal ii-ii score. To Wilson goes the credit for the breaking up of most of Navy ' s efforts. He was everywhere, his interception and guarding being little short of marvelous. Roosma ' s work was finished before Shapley stopped him, and he must be complimented on his wonderful eye. Hamilton at pivot was a whiz, and his floor work and his two baskets were strong factors in the making of the Navy ' s twelve points. The summary: Army Roosma Mills Flood Shepard Wilson Substitutions: Army— Draper for Mills, Mills for Draper, Draper for Mills, Seeman for Shepard. Navy— Hull for Craig, Craig for Hull, Howard for Craig, Signer for Parish, Hull for Hamilton, Shapley for Graf, Graf for Shapley. Navy L. F. Parish R. F. Craig C. Hamilton L. G. Graf R. G. Jones i6S w -W " ir t ■• m- : ♦« if « ' ., «% ,„,■ , " ,»»v A TEAM CAPTAINS standing — Ragsdale, Eskilson, Edwards, Lyman, Sylvester, Rule, Lentz, Albertson; Silting— Rutledge, Duerfeldt, O ' Beirne, Stroop, Fradd, Parish, Cooper. VARSITY SPORTS LL ready troops ... a four N, one Navy, and Three Big Teams .... let ' em have it. Throughout the vear does the Regiment of lusty-lunged youths send out their famous battle cry to every team that represents the Blue and Gold, from the eleven worthy warriors on the foot- ball field to the eight brown-coated oarsmen that lead the way annually in the Poughkeepsie. Varsity sports at the Academy have two ultimate aims in view. The first is to make athletes out of the men who come here so that they may be the better able to coach the various sports in the fleet. The second i s to produce teams which will represent the Academy creditably in every sport against the best college teams in the East. Of the seventeen hundred men comprising the Regiment of Midshipmen, five hundred and forty are on the rolls of the eighteen varsity teams representing the Navy throughout the year. Astound- ing facts are these, proven by statistics, and even if your roommate or the man next door is not of varsity calibre, the chances are very good that his roommate is. The Naval Academy for the past few years had made an enviable record in the number of athletic contests won out of all that have been participated in. This record has been continued this year despite the fact that the Regiment has steadily dwindled in numbers, from twenty-hve hundred men two years ago to the seventeen hundred which now answer muster at formations. The Regiment is proud of its teams, and justly so, for only by constant application has the standard set been closely adhered to. The one year ruling inaugurated two years ago was a detriment at first, especially in inter-service games, but now that we have been accustomed to it, its advantages are apparent. In the first place .- . .- » it puts us on an equal footing as far as eligibility is concerned with every college that we meet. In .the second it gives the incoming fourth class an opportunity to merge more gradually into the aca- demic routine. To the average fourth classman who comes here in the developing stage, this benefit to his athletic opportunities can not be over estimated. The Naval Academy has labored at one disadvantage for a number of years, and at present the chances of overcoming this obstacle are no brighter than they have ever been. Owing to the great amount of work which we cover in our course here, it is impossible to allow Varsity teams more than one game in its schedule which is not played on Academy grounds. This has prevented many of our teams from entering the inter-collegiate leagues and thus having a fair opportunity to compete for inter-collegiate honors. Particularly is this true in basketball, boxing, wrestling, soccer, and lacrosse. Nevertheless, a comparison of scores we have made against teams which are inter-colleg- iate champions, give a good indication of the ability of our teams. Back flou— Campbell, Cross, Southwick, Dodge, Miller, Broadbent, Webster, Aichel, Sullivan, Ewing, Brockmann, Loos, Hamilton, Lucier, Williamson, Taylor. Truslow, Littig, Bagdanovich, McGarry, Hardwick, Duborg, Olsen, Hoerner, Rigby. Second Kou— Coach Owsley, Be ' rnstein, Paige, Edwards, Banks, Bernet, Flippin, Lentz, Eddy, Shapley, Osborn, Wickhorst, Born, Lieutenant Von Heimburg. ti ,i t ■ n Front Kffu — Coach Wilson, Ransford, Millican, Condra, Caldwell, Albertson, Coffman, Goudge, Hannegan, Powell, Lieutenant Ferry. THE FOOTBALL SEASON, 1915 THE first murmurings of the 192.5 football season became audible in the Spring when Jack Owsley, the successor to Bob Folwell as director of Navy ' s football destinies, paid a visit to Annapolis to look over the scene of his coming labors and to meet his charges. There was great interest, in the Hall, and in the Yard as well, in the new leader of the Navy Team, and the sincere gentlemanliness of Mr. Owsley won everyone to him on the day of his arrival. Nor did that faith wane, for in the Fall we read in the Log the following pertinent comment: " It is a regrettable fact that a football coach, to keep the support of the collegians whose team he happens to coach, must turn out a winning team. The man who pays his good money to see a so-called college sport at least expects a victory from the team he happens to favor, and seems to have confidence only in the coach that works everything but miracles to induce touchdowns. . . We want Jack Owsley to win, but the Log wants also to go on record as being behind Jack Owsley, whether the Navy wins all the time or not, since he tvpifies for us the protagonist of fighting football, cleanly played. " The summer came, and went. For the first time in the history of Navy Football the Team did not make the Cruise together, but some remained at Annapolis for aviation training while the rest went sightseeing (?) via the usual Pig Iron Babies, to the West Coast. On the eighth of August the Team went on leave, the Navigators from San Diego, and the Aviators from Annapolis; to report at Annapolis on the eighth of September. Thirty days at home; then they reported to Mr. Owsley on the eighth; and the preliminary train- ing began. The grind was hard, for the fat of the cruise, and of Leave, had to be transformed into hard muscle and sinew for the battles to come. Plays had to be learned, and practiced, and there were also voluntary " boning bees " in the more implacable departments as insurance that the Aca- demics find them ready, and unsatness might not become an obstacle. The end of the month found the Regiment back in the Hall, and the afternoons found them enthusiastically out on the field and getting in the way as of old. Football was the only subject worth talking about and the New Coach and the Team the sum and substance of every discussion. So it went until opening day saw the Regiment in the Stands to a man, as the Big Blue Team locked horns with the first opponent, William and Mary. 171 Opening day was breathlessly hot, and the heavy linemen suffered badly from the heat. William and Mary proved to be fast and tricky, and showed the effects of a summer spent as working material for Knute Rockne ' s summer school. The first period was uneventful; the Virginians un- leashed a determined attack and for the first few minutes prospered well, but late in the second period Hamilton intercepted a pass by Matsu, the visiting quarterback, and aided by some splendid screening inter- ference wormed his way to the Virginian one yard line. From there Caldwell took it over Captain Lentz at guard for the first touchdown of the year, and Shapley kicked goal. Navy scored again in the third quarter, when Shapley took one of Matsu ' s punts on the wing and raced seventy-five yards for a touchdown. His try for point failed, but the sudden tally seemed to take the fight from the visitors and they wilted visibly from then on. The final period saw the Navy unleash an attack on their line that was the power behind two touchdowns. The first came after Cain ' s fumble on the thirteen yard line which Williamson recovered, and the second came when Paige and Flippin blocked a kick, and Paige recovered on the eleven yard line. Those two brought the score up to twenty-five — nothing. To quote the Lo_g of the following week: " On the whole the team played consistently and well, considering the game as the first of the season. They are slightly weak in breaking up forward passes and in kicking goals after touchdown. (They kicked but on two out of four chances). " All hands then prepared to revenge the Navy on Marquette, who had beaten us twenty-one to nothing in 1914. The game resulted in a nineteen to nothing victory that was the result of good playing, as well as a fortunate wind that smiled on the Navy in the first quarter. The Log, the Friday after the game, bombastically observed : " No longer is there a shadow of a doubt that the Navy has a real football team. The last tiny traces of the cloud that hovered over the Big Blue Team of last year was dispelled Saturday afternoon on Farragut Field when a fighting Navy team played the Lentz, diptain, 1915 , AL, :ihHir Shapley Banks Hamilton ..■2-B aT J I Coach Owsley game as it should be played and graciously allowed Marquette to retire with the butt-end of a nineteen to swabo score — . Certainly the team that had " no forward pass defense " played a veteran game in that department, both offensively and defensively. Time and time again they smothered Marquette ' s heaves; and led by Tommy Hamilton and Shapley passing to each other and to Eddie Bernet, they un- leashed an aerial attack that went for something like eighty per cent. " The first quarter was spent in a fruitful series of exchanged kicks, for the Navy had the wind and on every opportunity booted the ball with the wind for Mar- quette to return. Then as soon as the second quarter changed the goals Navy got her first touchdown on two slashing drives by Flippin and a plunge through the line by Banks that put the ball on the six-yard line. Marquette held momentarily, but a well exe- cuted delayed pass, Hamilton to Shapley, crossed the line for six points. Soon afterwards Bernet recovered a Marquette fumble on Navy ' s fifteen, and Caldwell, Flippin and Shapley supplied the Yardage for a tally. Shapley made the try-for-point. The final touchdown came in the last quarter when Bernet again recovered a fumble, this time almost under the goal posts, and Flippin plunged over the line in two plays. The work of the line was brilliant. Bernet was an individual star, and the backfield showed more power on defense and attack than the week before, or in practices, so that the Regiment was hopeful to beat Princeton. A week passed and the troops journeyed to Baltimore to meet the Tigers. The game was an epic, a football epic, the Navy team was at the height of its form and the future winners of the Big Three were finding themselves after a series of mediocre performances. The Navy played the better, the Tigers were pretty lucky, but the game was a thrilling one worth going miles to see. Said the Log: " After sixty thrill-packed, breath-taking minutes of combat on the huge horseshoe that is Balti- more Stadium, the Naval Academy and Princeton ended their fifteenth battle in a ten to ten dead- lock. From start to finish, the two teams see-sawed back and forth the length of the field, with victory for either side hanging by a thread, but Fate ruled that, in spite of Ewing ' s drop kick, of Shapley ' s scintillating performances, of Hamilton ' s boot for three points, of Dan Caulkins ' quick- W ' lCKHORST, Q pfci n, 1916 L Hardvvick Edwards Eddy 173 The Coaches: Perry, Wilson, Captain Lentz, Head Coach Owsley, Von Heimburg, Slingluff. ness in seizing one of the fluke breaks of the game, the balance should remain undisturbed at the final whistle. " The following week Navy toyed with Washington College, as a rest before the trip to Michigan. The game was played in a downpour, and the order of the day was to " take the ball and slide. " The final score was thirty-seven to nothing. Washington College did not get a first down; the Navy made three touchdowns in ten minutes and then loafed. After the departure of the first team the Youngsters and others displayed their wares before the rain-soaked Regiment. Hannegan, Ransford, Millican, and Caldwell flourished in the backfield, and any number of linemen did their stuff. Then followed the Michigan trip. The team left Annapolis on Thursday, and arrived in Detroit on Friday, where they were quartered at the Book-Cadillac. Saturday morning they went on over to Ann Arbor by motorbus. Friday saw an influx of Old Grads, Officers from Great Lakes, and Bil- gers as far back as ' oi. It was Navy ' s first invasion of the Middle West and the stands on Ferry Field were filled to overflowing. All eyes were focused on the Big Blue Team as Lentz led them onto the Caldwell Williamson Ransford 174 t S , J st •« f. ' f s» m THE HUSTLERS Top Row — Sears, Powell, Dortch, Turner, Willis, Scrymgeour, Clendening, Hunter, Margraff, Woelfel, Fuller. Third Ro v — Ensign Sanborn, Loos, Zondorak, Murphy, Coleman, Stillman. Pratt, Horney, Neuhaus, Pederson, Gleim, Pirie, Aamold. Second Row — Coach Dougherty, Butler, Howell, Haines, ' reeland, Dow, Warren, Miller, Rounds. Loeser, Cecil, Ortland. Bottom Row — Lynch, Nieman, O ' Neill, Schwab, Burchett, Hubert-Jones, Wright, Organ, .Johnson, Black. field, and a roar like a cataract greeted them when they appeared. It was a sincere ovation; never was a team given a more hearty welcome. Navy warmed up, Coach Owsley gave the boys his parting counsel and the game began. Michigan kicked to Shapley, who returned the ball fifteen yards before being downed. Navy punted and the ball fell dead in mid-field. The attempts at the Navy line were fruitless; and then followed the football exhibition of the generation. With the calmness of one utterly alone, Friedman, the Michigan quarterback, protected by two guards drawn out of the line for that purpose, fell back ten or twelve yards and shot a long pass to Gregory, which put the ball on Navy ' s nineteen-yard line. From there Molenda broke through the left side of the line for the first touchdown. Then followed the carnage of the afternoon. Time after time the same system resulted in tallies, as the passes were artfully interspersed with trick plays. The Navy line was impregnable, but the game was not that kind of a game, and the Navy was too Taylor HOERNER Bernstein ' 75 mamm BHI ■a Mgg ■■ Shapley about to run back a Marquette punt far behind the times — the Middle Western times — to figure in the outcome. The effect on the Regiment was peculiar. At first they were stunned but bv the time the team was ready to come back the Regiment had rallied and were with the eleven to a man. All eyes were focussed on the coming games with Bucknell and Army to redeem the prestige that had been so badly shattered at Ann Arbor. The week before the Navy met Bucknell the Green Terriors of West- ern Maryland College paid a visit to Annapolis and were defeated in a listless game by a score of twenty-seven to nothing. The game was played in the usual downpour that featured the entire season, and saw several new faces in the Navy lineup. The Saturday that followed saw Bucknell, without whom no Navy football season would be a success, in attendance, and saw also the most thrilling game of the home season. To again quote the ubitquitous Naval Academy Log we observe; " Running his team well under wraps. Coach Owsley handed Bucknell a thirteen to seven lacing in a howling gale last Saturday. In fact so heavilv did the breezes blow that the team without the wind was doomed before hostilities began to plav a defensive game and with the whooping Northwester howling down from the Chapel dome and A Nary pass Navy scores 176 [ o»wt30B H-4 JuNt Shafley ties the score points north, a twentv-tive yard punt against the wind was a novelty. The outstanding star of the contest was one Tommy Hamilton, of Columbus, Ohio, who is not a butter-and-egg man from the West but rather a typical example of what brains will do for one, for his handling of the gladiators was so crafty as to be hardly short of a wow. Another celebrity of the fracas was ' Red ' Hutchins, who blocked the kick responsible for the winning touchdown, as Tom Eddy fell on the ball. " Navy got the wind, and Bucknell the ball, but a Bison offside gave Navv both, and Hamilton punted to Bucknell ' s ten on the first play. Goodwin and Blaisdell attacked the Navy line with no success, so that Goodwin had to punt from his own ten. A sudden squall killed the punt and the ball moved by ten yards up toward the Navy goal. Shapley took the ball around the right side of the line for fifteen yards and first down. From thence Caldwell carried it across for six points, which Shapley failed to increase on the try-for-point. The score was Navy six, Bucknell nothing, and the Regiment was highly elated. The second quarter saw the field reversed, and Navy spent a horrible fifteen minutes with their backs to the wall, but succeeded in staying the Bison attack. A drop kick late in the period failed, so that the quarter went scoreless. H lir i ri JhH. 1 JP ■ • IHsiiiii l wm » ■ — Navy holds Marquette The Grid-graph catastrophe m vm - 177 Biickiii ' ll jumbles During the intermission Coach Moran of Bucknell evidently expostulated at length with his charges for they returned to the game a very changed eleven. A few minutes after the second half started a Mr. McLeary of Bucknell entered the fray, whose sole aim in life seemed to emulate the greased lightning that we have read about. In a series of beautiful runs he carried the ball some fifty yards into the Navy ' s territory, and then received a pass from McCormick which he promptly converted into six points via his swift feet. That tied the score, and a moment later McCormick placed the Bisons a point ahead by way of the try-for-point, which he made. The quarter ended. Ransford and Millican entered the argument, and advanced the ball into Bucknell territory, where the Bisons held staunchly. Then Hutchins tore through the visiting forwards and blocked Goodwin ' s punt, which Eddy made ours bv falling on the hall. Two line plunges, and then a pass Hamilton to Shaplev, and the latter crossed the line, and had only time to kick his try-for-point to make the score thirteen to seven, when the whistle blew, and ended the season for all save the Army game. -» . 178 r t ' Front Hoir — C ' lmpcr, Srhwub. First ftou ' — Coat-h Bender, Condra, Dyer. Leslie, Griffin, Fenno, Haerlin, O ' Neil, Ward, Myers, Coach Pino. Second Roiv — Ponvert, Karpe. Ellis, Sullivan, Jarrell, Dixon. Long, Floyd. Third Row — Blanchard, Lawrence, Caldwell, Neuhauser, Brian, Hamilton, Tuggle, Sipe, Hart. Back Row — Graf, Beasley. THE BASEBALL SEASON, 19x5 " VT7HEN Chief Bender returned in February to take his proteges in hand, the prospects for a " successful season were not unfavorable. His supply of veterans was sadly depleted, but there was wealth of promising material. By the time the opening game rolled around. Chief found his outfield consisted of Captain Fenno, Ward and Leslie. In the infield he boasted Cooper at short, Schwab third, Sullivan second, and Griffin and Ellis at first. Behind the bat there were Hamilton and Haerlin, while our slab artists were Dyer, Jarrell, Mvers and Graf. On April ist Navy opened the 1915 baseball season with Captain Cooke doing the honors by heaving a rebounding, deceptive, floating spheroid to the backstop. Richmond was our first oppo- nent and they defeated us 8-5 in a well contested game. The second game ended in defeat, as did the first, Vermont taking the long end of a 12.-7 score. Ward started things off in a lively fashion with a hit to left field which netted him three bases. He followed this up with the first run, scoring on Leslie ' s long fly to center. ' ermont amassed a couple in both the third and fourth, and Navy followed with three in the fourth to even the count. Karpe went in for Jarrell, and when the bases were full Caywood clouted the apple to the far side of Lawrence Field. When it stopped, four runs had been checked up for Vermont. The visitors main- tained their lead and after the smoke of battle had cleared, they were still in front 1L-7. The third time is always a charm, and victory came at last to Navy ' s tossers, for they had hit their stride. Carnegie Tech was demolished in a slugfest which resulted in a 11-7 count. Ward led off with a triple and the act was repeated by Leslie who followed, both scoring from their hits. In the third the Scots made things look bad, but in the next session Mike Fenno and Company made the diamond into a track and proceeded to hold a little meet all of their own. Seven men crossed the plate on as many hits before the onslaught could be checked. Tech failed to do anv further scor- ing, while Navy gained two more. At the end of the seventh, the game was called on account of darkness with Carnegie Tech 7 and Navy li. Then came Easter leave and a southern trip. Rain ruined what might have been a fine game with North Carolina University at Chapel Hill. Both teams were deadlocked, i-i, after three innings of play in which real baseball was displayed. At Durham, Duke University was vanquished 4-1 -mD P_5 - 179 ' i in a game featured by tight fielding and good pitching, " Unco " Mvers being our shxb artist. And thus ended our trip — one victory and one " no decision " which mav indeed be called creditable. Bucknell came well armed on April 15th and conquered 9-8, Murphy ' s pitching being the deciding factor in this event. For the first six innings Bucknell had things very much her own wav and it looked like a shutout, but in the home half of that stanza things became alive. Leslie reached first on an error and Cooper laced one for a single. Griffin advanced them with a sacrifice and Schwab made first on an error, and the bases were filled. Haerlin stepped to the plate and at that critical moment became the hero of the hour bv crashing a home run. He followed this up by collecting two singles in the event. The affair was ended favoring Bucknell ' s nine with the totals as 9 and S when game was called the first of the ninth on account of rain . With the sixth game of the season passed, our defeats overbalanced the victories, but our spirit was not dampened. Next came Boston College, who came out on the better end of a 4-3 score. It was a wonderful game to watch for it was ably played and well contested. Boston started her fire- works in the second frame and succeeded in obtaining three earned runs. In the third we retaliated when Jarrell and Leslie got hits. Then an error on Fenno ' s slow drive and Jarrell came in. Condra placed a pretty hit which scored both Leslie and Fenno. The tally was even, but Navy was unable to score again while Boston collected another in the fifth which ended the scoring for the remainder of the game. This game was followed by a contest with the Harvard club, in which we were able, by means of bunched hits in the seventh and ninth frames, to emerge victoriously, 4-2.. The real catastrophe of the fracas was Harvard ' s four-base swat in the seventh with a man on base. For Navy the action began when Fenno walked and then made third on Haerlin ' s single. Myers bingled and brought Mike through the -final stage of the circuit. Further gains were withheld until the last inning. Harvard picked a two bagger and brought in Hammond. Then our last crack came when Hamilton singled Fenno, Cdptaiii, 1915 AL, ciihiier, IQ2. uig 3 ' - " , Ward of Nuiy now battinq 1 80 to left, advanced to third on the next play, and came in for the final count on Ward ' s long fly to Bennett. Exciting moments held swav during the primary engagements with West ' irginia University on April 15th. Four runs went off in quick succession. Ward led off with a three bagger, Leslie walked, and Fenno followed with a single which brought Ward in, Cooper up and cracked one for a double, scoring Fenno and Leslie, and then came in when O ' Neill got two bases from a long drive to left field. To these four scores was added one in the second, which, unfortunately, was the last. West N ' irginia obtained her first in the third inning, one in the sixth, and then pro- ceeded to amass three in the seventh, the critical inning of the nine. To climax the contest, the Mountaineers, with an error, a hit batsman, and a hit, scored two runs and cinched the victory 5-7. Throughout, the contest was loose, and we were the loser, the Chief remarking after the game that baseballs should be made of iron so our infielders couldn ' t heave them so far. With the new month came new spirit and the will to conquer and we started nobly by defeating the much favored Georgetown diamondeers 10-i. Dyer pitched the best game of his career and Mike Fenno entered the Hall of Fame by smashing out a double and a home run with the bags loaded all in the same inning. And so — ladies and gentlemen, the batteries for that day ' s game were: for George- town, McCarty and Sukeforth; for Navy: Dyer and Haerlin. The gang commenced action immed- iately, with Ward walking to first. He stole second and went to third on Sukeforth ' s error. Fenno hit to left, and Ward dashed in. Mike took a base and rambled in when Ellis smashed one. Next, the HiUtoppers put a couple on, but Dver, with his strikeouts, shattered their hopes for this time, and things were calm until the fifth when they managed to make one round. This was followed by the mighty sixth. In the first half, Ward ran up and caught a fly; Mike ran back and did the same, while Jack Cooper tossed the third out on a pretty play from behind short. Then the hitting. Fenno picked off a two-bagger. Cooper slammed one to left as the next step, and Mike dashed home. Ellis followed with a bingle to score Jock, Haerlin, Condra, and Schwab walked and the result was four ' Chief " Bender Cooper, Cciptain, 1916 Navy fields a fast one 181 in and none down. But Mike was not content with the two-base hit he had walloped, so at his second crack in the same inning, landed a marvelous homer. The net result of the inning was eight runs, all of which furnished sufficient excitement for one time. The final flurry came when Georgetown retaliated with a single score when Dyer hit Gellesky and Al- bert doubled to right and scored him. The strong Virginia nine was conquered the follow- ing Wednesday, 11-5, and, it seemed we had certainly struck our stride when the first nine men to the plate reached first base safely and then scored. Catholic University on May 9th upset the dope recently established. She came down with a team that was alive baseballically speaking, and ran off with our horsehide to the tune of 7-4. They deserved the victory. But, undismayed by recent reversals, the gang blew through with a spectacular ninth inning crash with University of Delaware. Entering the last inning with the score in favor of our opponents. Navy managed to garner two runs on two hits and several errors. Then with two out, the bases jammed, and one run behind, Haerlin, a pinch hitter, socked a double to left center to score the tying and winning runs. Three days later Washington and Lee crossed bats with us. Lindberg, now a Giant recruit, held us in subjection for nine innings, the Generals winning the game 4-3. The advance of the visitors was checked in the first inning, after they had obtained a couple of cracks and one run, by a neat double play. Cooper to Condra to Ellis. Then Navy ' s bat, and Mike just naturally had to have his usual homer — so he got it. The next three innings passed quietly, marked only by the pitching duel between Dyer and Lindberg. The sixth was Dyer ' s one bad inning. He walked the first man up, then eliminated two. With two out and one man on base. Dyer allowed a second to get on via the hit route, and walked two more, forcing a run. In the last, Washington and Lee gathered their winning run, and thus it ended 4-3. With but two weeks remaining before the Army game, the Chief decided that things weren ' t going so well in our win column and made some changes in the line-up. Condra went to the outfield, O ' Neill to second, Hamilton became a fixture at first, and Haerlin went behind the bat permanently. The rejuvenated team seemed to be the right combination, for five straight victories followed. On May Loth Gettysburg was met and a truly noble battle fought. Navy won out in the ninth 4-3. I Lt-.i zf i onig to Ward Leslie Condra Hamilton iSl The visitors started by picking off a couple of runs in the first, to which they added another in the fourth. But the last frame saw a fighting team come up from behind. Jarrell, in the first half, again showed his stuff and down they went, one, two, and three. Then O ' Neill started things right and soaked a single to center. Lawrence hit, Condra hit, and Ward bunted safely, and again the bags were loaded. Mike sacri- ficed, Condra scoring. Jock came along with a mean bounder to short, who threw wild to first. But Sulli- van, running for Lawrence, dashed in and all was over. May 13rd brought ' illa Nova. Thev had but re- cently defeated Holy Cross, the peers of college base- ball, 5-0, and it needs be said that we were apprehen- sive. However, the Army scouts got an eyeful that day. Villa Nova hits were few and far between. The infield acquitted itself nobly, the outfield starred, and our boys lambasted the pill for a lo-i victory. Jarrell pitched his best game, allowing but four bingles. Leslie set off the initial fireworks bv sending Lfs n- ilni it a rocket to center and gathering a single. Cooper ignited the fuse to the second set with a homer as a result of the effect. Three more points were checked up to our credit side the second inning. Hamilton singled and this action was followed by Haerlin who pasted the horsehide for an unin- terrupted circuit of the bags — the second home run of the game. For the rest of the game the scoring was desultory, the final count being lo-i. In the final contest before the Armv tumult, Swarthmore was downed 3-1 in a beautiful game in which fine form was displayed throughout. For the Navy, the shining lights were Dyer, who pitched magnificently, and Fenno, who clouted the ball lustily. Following the Swarthmore game, we went to the Point and made it three straight Navy victories for June Week by polishing Army off to the sweet melody of 13-7. The victory ended a season that could not be called unsuccessful, for, though we lost as many games as we won, our wins were mostly over recognized good teams, Armv, Duke, Georgetown, Virginia, Villa Nova, and Gettys- burg. For next year our prospects are decidedly brighter. We shall have practically a veteran team. Fenno, Dyer, and Griffin leave us through graduation, but we have our old coach. Chief Bender Armv stand from under. Schwab Jarrell Haerlin Myers Fdino poles a long one Captain Fenno nobly and consistently piloted his charges through the season which culminated in a bright and successful finish. He was the " swat king " of the club and ever ready was he to be counted upon to crash through with the old fight and a bingle or two whenever such might be needed. A fielder of perfect precision and smooth action, he never missed anything that came near center field. In fact the fate of any fly ball which assumed a course in that direction was determined long before it reached Mike ' s glove, for it was as sure to be picked off as if a basket were awaiting its arrival. To Cooper, Fenno cast his billet at the helm of Navy ' s valiant diamond crew, and went on with a record to be envied. Jock Cooper has been the sure-fire short-stop of two record seasons. Always on his toes and with a keen eye on the apple, he has performed with a sure peg and precise skill in accounting for the outs of opposing forces. He ' s right there with a mean swing on the old stick and never fails to clout some scorchers flying through the atmospheric regions for a count of several bags. Supporting Jock are the old stand by veterans, from whom the unparalleled outfield and second million dollar infield are drawn. Great things are expected from Millican and Zabilsky, two re- cruits from the Plebe squad who have shown their abilities in many Plebe diamond tussles. O ' Nal Ellis Caldwell 184 " -tetj. » la :.« k 1-AX kl: M ■■ ' . 7 i " -)!; ' — Kins, (. ' hillint worth. Eddy, W, C . Kddy. IJ 1 . (■Hlek. , lvo ter. U atson, heil. eahring. Second ftojc— Hurt. Straub, Pederson. Brewer, Olsen, Whelan, Hoerner. Gleim, Sugnet. Third Row — Stukey, Lee, Duborg, Freeman. Zuber, McCorkle. Elliott, Compton. Hinds. Fourth Roiv—Ca.vena.fih, Haley, Briner, Rigby. Creasor, Woelfel, Lindell, May, Densford. Fifth Ron — Harrell. Jones. Potter. Campbell, Day, Searles. Standing — Coach Glendon, Colonel Deouw. Lieutenant Commander Greenman. Ludwig, Snyder, Ball, Cantler, Sears Broadbent, Haines, Norgaard, Morris, Quilter, Carlson. Ford, Bagdanovich. Koepel. THE CREW SEASON, 19x5 TOSING Captain Shanklin and Gwinn from the crew which was beaten only by the Yale - ' — ' Olympic eight and the Navy Officers, the Navy started out the 19x5 season with ten men who had rowed in previous collegiate contests. The crew had a better prospect than it had had in any year since 192.2., and the schedule was so comprehensive that they were to meet every collegiate crew in the country except Yale and California. Thus the conditions were such that the true worth of the crew would be determined by the end of the season. By tradition, the season started for the Plebes right after the Army Game, and they stayed in the machines until Christmas. Soon they began to get their workouts in the barge in the old pool, and were having their difficulties in struggling with the stationary boat, and the perforated oars. On the first of February, the ' arsity candidates turned out in force. Most of the more eligible men had not only stayed over for the Olympic tryouts of the preceding year, but had also been out during the Fall practices, and consequently, the workouts started in full force. Rich was able to boat his crew with practically the same men who had rowed there during the preceding season, thus aiding their quick develop- ment immensely. Practice started on the machines, but the men were soon shifted to the barge, and by the middle of Febru- arv were ready for the work on the river. a !, 19x5 The first crew, early in the season, Li dwig, Manager 185 .-?» Navy leach AI. . T. in I ist Raa showed that thev could easily distance the Seconds and the Plebes. The grind started with Henlev " s or two miles, every night, and the inevitable Round Bav excursion on Saturday afternoon. The water was rough all through March, but few were the nights when the shells were not headed up river after drill. The Navy always was able to distance the others by a good amount of open water, and the Seconds and Plebes were alternately coming over the line next. The crew stayed over during Easter Leave, and had the benefit of several long rows, which served to get the men used to rowing with each other, and by the time of the M.I.T. race, all the crews except the Seconds were in fine shape. On the i5th of April, the M.I.T. crews opened the season for us. They brought down two crews composed of light but plucky oarsmen. The first race was a thr ee-cornered one between the M.I.T. Juniors, our Seconds, and the Plebes. After a false start, all three got away from the mark with the Plebes slightly in the lead. The race was neck and neck for the first quarter-mile, but then our two crews hit it up ' slightly and drew away. At the Red House, rather a point corresponding to the real Red House up the river, the Plebes began to put out a few more ergs, and forged ahead slightly. Brewer raised the stroke, and the two battled for first for that last short distance, the Seconds finally Seabring Eddy, D. T. Watson Bell iS6 fc U i f. 4„ 1 i A Rccuvcl Race against Harvard and Syraciut: managing to cross the line about a quarter of a length before their rivals in the time of seven minutes and five seconds. The Plebes were two seconds slower, and M.I.T. finished about four lengths behind the leaders. The Varsity race was faster, but less exciting. M.I.T. led for the start, but soon lost their advantage as the stroke went up. The Navy staged a fine sprint over the last half-mile and led by about three lengths, finishing in 6:43. On the next Saturday, the Navy, Seconds, and Plebes journeyed to Princeton to seek revenge for the football defeat in the Fall. With a magnificent gallery composed of Princetonians and their drags, the Seconds led off. Princeton looked good at the start, but appeared to lack stamina, for they could not keep up with the spurting Navy eight which led them over the line by four lengths. With this victory, the other Navy crews knew that they were going to win. The Plebes followed the Seconds ' lead, and handily won from their Freshman opponents. The Navy was prepared for a hard race, and got away quickly at the start. The stroke was soon lowered and still the Princeton crew dropped behind. Tink Bell lowered his stroke to a 31, and all the crew concentrated on form, rowing a long steady stroke which seemed to be twice as slow as Princeton ' s choppy 36. Even with the low stroke, the Navy was four lengths ahead with a half-mile to go. Then to strut their stuff. Eddy, W. C. Chilling WORTH King Whelan . Naiy m the had at the American Henley thev raised the heat to a 40 and then to 42. and finished six lengths ahead amid the triumphal screech of Shanklin ' s sub-chaser. Pennsylvania sent down her lightweights and third Varsity crews to meet our Third and Fourth Navy crews on May i6th. Thev handed us a jolt by winning both the races. The weather was terrible, the water being nearly too rough to row on. During the three weeks after the Princeton race, Rich and Dick, who had come down to look us over, had been trying to get a little more speed on the crew. The final result was that Tom Eddy was shifted to stroke, and Bell went to number four. This shift occurred on the Tuesday before the Harvard-Syracuse race, and everyone was worried over its outcome. The water was as flat as the top of a billiard table on the afternoon of the race, and the slight wind was down the river. The Plebes led off the afternoon by beating the Syracuse Freshmen in a Henley. The race was very thrill- ing, neither crew ever having a length on the other. Syracuse evened the score by leading our Sec- onds all down the course, finishing with two and one-half lengths to spare in the time of 6:55. In the Varsity race Harvard led after the start, with Navy second, and Syracuse last. Our crew main- tained a steady 34 throughout the middle distance, letting Harvard, rowing a 36 stay ahead about a Nearing the finish at Po ghkeepsie 1S8 X.iiy dcjiJts W ' jihnigtoH length. At the mile mark up went the Navy stroke to a 36 and they pulled into the lead. Harvard could not keep up the pace that she had set in the first part of the race and had to be content with second place, two and one-fourth lengths behind the leader, and Syracuse finished three lengths behind them. The time was very good, 9:16 4-5, beating the record for the course, established in 1906, by three and one-fifth seconds. The Navy, Seconds and Plebes left on the following Thursday for Philadelphia in order to get in a couple of practices on the Schuylkill before the Henley. The Plebe race was the first one in which Navy had an entry. All three of the entrants were at even terms down the course, but at the finish both Syracuse and Penn youngsters managed to nose out the light Navy boat. In the Junior Varsity event. Navy was snowed under, Syracuse, Penn, and Harvard being ahead of them and Princeton trailing in the rear. The Varsity race had only two entrants, Penn and Navy, hut at the last moment the Union Boat Club came in. All the crews got a good start and Penn and Navy stayed together until the bridge. There the Red and Blue lost their pep, and our crew went ahead with little effort. At the beginning of Peter ' s Island Eddy lifted the stroke a little, and Navy drew away with each stroke, crossing the line in 6:34 1-5 with Penn three lengths behind. The Poughkeepsie Crew The Navy came back to the Academy with a determination to win the race on the Hudson. The houseboat, " Everglades, " was lent to the crew by Colonel Thompson, and thus thev had better quarters at Poughkeepsie than did any of the other competing crews. The practice there was relieved by a couple of trips up and down the Hudson. The river was alwavs rough at practice time and only one respectable time trial was made, and that in 19:05. As this was below any of the other times shown on the river, Navy supporters felt confident of their crew. On the day of the race the vvater smoothed over, and every- one was expecting several brilliant races. The Navy and Washington crews occupy- ing the same boat house, watched the junior crews go past, and then set off for the start. The crews lined up with Penn- sylvania next to the bank, and then Cornell, Navy, Columbia, Washington, Syracuse, and Wiscon- sin in order. No crew had any advantage from the start. On the first start, Watson in the Navy crew jumped his slide and a second start was necessary. On this one. Navy got the lead immediately, with Washington and Penn following closely. Penn then took the lead and maintained it for a quar- ter of a mile. Soon, however, both Washington and Navy passed them and then the battle royal began. The two crews never varied a third of a length from each other, with the Navy stroke be- tween 34 and 56, and that of the Westerners between 32. and 34 throughout the whole of the middle distance. With a mile and a half to go, the Navy stroke went up, and their bow went out in front. Under the bridge, they were a quarter of a length to the good, and with the stroke still going up there was a little open water between the two shells. Then Ulbrickson shot up the Washington beat, and the gap closed gradually, but the Navy met the challenge, and with each stroke at its highest. Navy came across first with a length to spare, making the time of i9;2.4 4-5. The race was one of the hardest ever rowed on the Hudson and one of the most exciting for both spectator and oarsmen. Four men, Captain Schieke, Bell, King, and Chillingsworth, had rowed their last race, and had finished their rowing career in a burst of glory. Captain-Elect Sylvester, Watson, W. C. Eddy, D. T. Eddy, and Coxswain Seabring were left to form the nucleus of another Navy crew which we hope will follow in the footsteps of the 192.5 Varsity and close their season with the title of Intercollegiate Champions! Sylvester, Captain, 192.6 190 Top Row — Grenfell, O. L. Carpenter, Brown. McGarrv, Zondorak, Hodgskin, Cornell. Barker. Chapell, Skelley, Foley. England. Sullivan, Linsey GaUer ' . Se :ond Row — Hetter, Richaidson, Benjamin. Vreeland, Boyer, Kern, Bernet, Madsen, Paige, Tallman, Dawson. Clendening. Jack, Thomas. Third Row— Coach Mang. Howard, Legett. Dunlap. Johnson, Summers, Hammond. Shapley, Warren. Tobleman, Dimon, Lyons, Culbert, Lt. Short. Front Row — McKechnie, Knickerbocker, Rutledge, Heald, Massie, Tyree, S. W. Carpenter, June, Rowley, Card, Taff, Hoimberg. THE TRACK SEASON, 1915 SPRING had arrived and the minds of some lifty midshipmen had turned to the call of the cinder path. The embryo Paddocks, Nurmis, Osbornes and Joie Rays were out in flock to open the season of 192-5. Thev had in front of them a verv hard season hut one from which they could get all kinds of experience and thereby polish themselves up into top-notch form to defeat the Greylegs. These knights of the cinder path had even more stellar hearts than that of the famous Greek Pheidip- pides who once displayed his wares on the Plains of Marathon; they needed only the tedious practice which makes perfect. Led by Captain " Bruno " Hammond, whose spectacular finishes in the half and quarter show just how a fighting Navy heart can come to the fore, the Blue and Gold Tracksters settled down to an extensive spring training. Our season is not to be looked upon as one of mediocre success as it must be remembered that Navv is represented in every spring sport that there is, from rifle to crew. Thus track has a tremendous task to gain man-power against such rival sports as crew, lacrosse and baseball. The season opened with Syracuse and her prize Olympic pet, " Chet " Bowman who hovers on or about the world ' s record in both the 100 and the xio. Navy did se- cure her share in the first places hut lacked second and third men which proved dis- astrous as Syracuse won the meet 75 to 60. Shaplev and " ' illie " Culbert proved themselves kings of the hurdles for the day in two brilliant performances. Thomas, Navy ' s endurance hound, ran the prettiest race of the afternoon. After following on the heels of Titus, Syracuse ' s best, for seven laps. Red decided to use his head as well as his feet and literally sneaked up on Hammond, Captain, 1 15 Titus, passing him so quickly and unex- Salzman, 191 pectedly that Titus could not catch him at the finish. Thus the two-mile event went to Navy. We also won three field events with a clean-up in the javelin, the only one for either team in the dav ' s work. After Easter Leave, the boys returned and in a triangular meet with Pittsburgh and West irginia they romped away with most everything. Shapley and " ' Willie " Culbert repeated the previous performance by taking first in their respective hurdle races. In the mile, cool and confident Tyree, Navy ' s best, allowed the boys from the " Smoky City " and the " Coal Mines " to argue for first place till a few yards from the finish when he showed them how it should be done. " Bruno " Ham- mond won his quarter in his usual manner followed closely by " Doc " Lyons, also Navy. Kern took the loo in camp by defeating the famed D ' Anito of West Virginia. In the field events McGarrv won his second javelin heave of the season while Hetter and Bernet were showing their Kangaroo abilities in A number i form in the broad and high jumps respectively. Triangular meets seem to agree with Navy, for once again did Captain Bruno ' s Lads of the Dustv Path crash through with a well-earned victory. This time it was North Carolina and Maryland who tasted defeat in respective order. The field men were the ultimate cause for our victorv in this meet although the track men captured both sprints and the two mile. Kern and Summers won the loo and izo respectively while " Red " Thomas gave a beautiful demonstration of how the two mile should be run. He led Purser of North Carolina for the whole length and then " killed " him I Shapley leading in the L2.0 loics 192. T .ie Miiit vj the half in a mighty sprint at the finish. McGarry heaved his trusty pole for a third straight win. Little " Bill " Rutledge, using his pole to climb with, floated over the bar at eleven feet six inches. In this meet Paige broke the season ' s first Academy record by hurling the hammer 151 feet, thereby winning the coveted Block " N. " George Hirst won the broad jump and Legget heaved the discus for a victory. The Blue and Gold next traversed the Quaker State and ascended into the altitudes of Western Pennsylvania to meet the Nittany Lions, and their bite was ferocious. All the events were hotly contested and not one was a walk away for the winner. Moore of Penn State and of intercollegiate fame was supreme in the hurdles. Torrence of State also won two firsts in the 100 and the 440; in the latter he established a new field record. Tyree was the outstanding Navy Star; after running a 4:31 mile he came back and captured the half mile in the fast time of i minute and 59 seconds. It was Tyree ' s first attempt at the half and he did nobly. In the field we were outclassed, the Lions winning four of the events. Paige, McGarry, and Rutledge once more repeated their performances in commend- able manner. Warren, our own shot-putter, showed increasing abilitv in his art and won a first for Navy in that department. Georgetown was our next unfortunate bump and from them we suffered another defeat. George- town brought down her bevy of speedy track stars who are ever hanging up records in the inter- collegiate world. Such names as Marsters, Plansky and Norton speak for themselves. Thev were a Dunlap clearing the high-ji mp 193 whirlwind success on the track; Navy registered only in the second and third places. In the field events, however, we showed that we did have strength. Paige again won the hammer throw making it his third straight for the season. Our high jumpers cleaned up in a triple tie, namely: Bernet, Foley and Dunlap. " Bill " Rutledge won the pole vault as a surprise to all as he was up against the invincible Norton, who, however, was injured during the meet. The season as seen from above was not exactly a howling success but neither was it a disappointment, for after all we accom- plished our one big aim and did " Beat de Army. " To the honor role we may well add such names as: McGarry, for his five first places, Paige, for his broken record, Rutledge, for his hard work and good re- sults, " Willie " Culbert, " Red " Thomas, Alan Shapley, Tyree, Kern, Summers, and " Doc " Lyons. Captain " Bruno " Ham- mond tops the list with his constant encouragement, spirited work, and his last beautiful display which closed the Navy season. It must now be remembered that the results of the Navy Track team were mainly due to the labor- ious and whole-hearted interest of Coach Mang, Lieutenant Commander Short and Lieutenant J. R. Allen. Coach Mang worked consistently and constantly with the tracksters and put into his work that conscientious ' effort and endeavor that spurred his proteges on with the desire to be worthy of his teachings. His familiar New York tongue was the pass-word among those of the track-squad; and even though they hated the " clock, " its effect through his use of it bore fruit. His ability to study a man and bring the most out of him was marvelous. Often Mr. Mang made changes which appeared funny to observers, but these little tricks of his always brought wins for the Navy. His material has not always been plentiful, but what he has had has always been moulded into a ' ' snappy " aggregation. Let us add Mr. Mang to the Honor Roll. Lieut. Allen, was coached the weight men, has been transferred to the Philadelphia Navy Yard, and his loss in this department will be keenly felt this coming spring. Ensign Hudson, Captain of the ' 2.3 Track Team, will return as assistant coach however, and prospects for the coming season are anything but gloomy. Mang, Coach Rutledge, Cap. Ltggett in the broad-jump 194 ksaxntr ™ i ' r t 9 t t « « VAVY VAVY ' AVY AVi ' AVY V " V V Top Ruw — .Signer, .Sthulier. Kent. Johiisun. Walsh, Malley, Lucier. Middle Ron — Lt. Von Heimbu rg, Hull. Flippin, Bernet. Howard, Kern, Gano. Seated — Lt. Commander Underwood, Hamilton, Graf, Parish, Jones, Craig, Lt. (j. g.) Derringer. THE BASKETBALL SEASON, 19x6 " TEN ' ER had a Navy team a better record to live up to than the high standard set in basketball during the 19x4-192.5 season. This year found a schedule of a tough nature and the season was successful in that we won from good teams, but our friends up the Hudson kept us from hitting the pinnacle of success by defeating us in the final contest of the season. The one trip away, outside of the Army game, was one that goes down on record and was really the indication of the team we had. In defeating Columbia, who afterwards won the Intercollegiate title, the team got off in the fine style which has made Navy one of the foremost contenders in basketball circles during the past few years. Navy had material in abundance that has not been equalled in past years, and with Lt. Com ' d ' r. Underwood as coach, and with the able assistance of Lts. Der- ringer and ' on Heimberg, practice was started. With Parish and Craig, veterans of four years in the forward positions, and with Jones and Graf in the guard positions, all indications pointed to a winning com- bination. The question to be solved was the pivot position at which Johnson, Ham- ilton, and Hull proved the best bets. How- ard and Schuber were picked up from last year ' s Plebe squad. Practice progressed rapidly, the football men still being out of the fra ' , and the Columbia game soon came. In New York City the opening game began and it was the prettiest exhibition of Parish, Captain, 192.6 often-extolled Navy fight that has been G. .xo, Manager 195 .. ?■ To n Hamilton gets the tip-off for Navy shown for a long time. The all-veteran Columbia team played fast and hard but pre-season shooting kept the score down in our favor at the end of the first half, thirteen to twelve. At the start of the second Columbia rallied and Navy dragged almost hopelessly until there were but 48 seconds to play and Navy was six points abaft the New York five. The almost impossible feat of scoring 7 points in 48 seconds was accomplished, making Navy one in the lead in the series with Columbia. The next game proved easier. Western Maryland showed good fight but was no match for a team that had left Columbia by the wayside. The game ended with a 39 point lead, Craig running wild with li points to his credit. Play had progressed far more smoothly than it was wont and over-confidence and examinations achieved their deadly hold when the Maryland troopers invaded the Armory. Navy shots came close, but not close enough. Craig and Parish could not keep up the count that Ensor had set. For eleven minutes the game was as close as a Scotchman but it soon was evident that Maryland would be the winner, and they were by some nine points. On the return from Christmas leave, the strong New York University team invaded the camp and were tamed in a desperate battle. The whole game was hotly contested and every minute was Jones Grap Signer . 196 ,! Navy defeats N. Y. U. in a pretty game full of action. The Purple tried to keep Craig and Parish covered to no avail for these babies garnered nine and five respectivelv in the wav o f points. Hamilton plaved his first game at center and played nicely at the defense with his characteristic spirit. This game was one of the finest exhibitions of the Navy team up to date, the new spirit appearing to have been " installed " in each individual which was a large factor in anne.xing the next three scalps. Lafayette, Bucknell, and Gettvsburg each fell in the order named, but each scalping was more difficult until Duquesne finally loomed up over the horizon. Duquesne had more than once been the conquerors of Navy and fate and an Irishman, that un- beatable combination, stepped once more to the fore. It was a long range dual between Craig and O ' Donavan, the Irish laddie, until a relentless official exiled our " Kenny " and with the final gun six minutes away O ' Donavan had full swav with a score against him of 55 to 18. He was equal to the occasion and Navy was beaten. Craig, the star of the game, plaved brilliantlv and consistently, his shooting counting for 15 of the 33 points looped by the Navy. The work of Jones and Graf was close to a good " fortv " and Tommy Hamilton showed that he too could drop ' em through the hoop. To the fast and heady Lehigh team Navy was doomed to drop her second in a row. It was a hair- JOHNSON Hull SCHUBER HO ' WARD 197 7i--=TI raising game and was lost bv only a hair ' s breadth, being replete with thrills from start to finish. Graf played one of those games we all like to see in addition to accounting for some very precious points. It was now apparent that Navy was in her mid-season slump, but when George- town came down, the reversal was seen and the ancient rivals were outclassed. Captain Parish ' s performance was pol- ished and the midshipmen were highly elated. Washington College managed a one point win in a game full of breaks, spills, and football tactics in which " Ham- my " was called out on fouls. Undoubtedly the fastest and the best mid-season game of the year was with North Carolina. The Navy team, looking for a chance to clean a few slates made chaulky of late gleaned the most of every offering. It was in this game that " Fee " Jones made himself a hero by tossing the winning counter in the second over-time period. It was a flashy game throughout and credit for us in the win column was largely due to our own Captain Parish. " Ken " Craig was injured and was forced out of part of the two following games with Penn State and West ' irginia. In both of these games, the Navy was never greatly endangered and the second team displayed its wares most of the time. The Uni- versity of Virginia proved no match for us as we had hit our stride and they too succumbed to the onslaught of our basket manufacturers. Now Fordham had been beaten by Army in an extra period contest by one point, and Navy had been pointing for its zenith of the season, feeling sure that if Fordham could be downed, that Army was due to take a drubbing also. Fordham found that she had a fighting and determined team on her hands, too wary for her to cope with, and although her teamwork was clever and flashy, it could not compare with that of our own team. No one man stood out above the rest in the season ' s battles, but a mighty good team was produced, the same team that met the Army and was defeated. Thus the season ended, and with it the end of the basketball careers of some of Navy ' s stellar players, and of a five of which every Navy man can well be proud. Lt.Com DR. Underwood Coach Hamilton, Captain, 192.7 19S ( ! ! m ,„. m Back Hou — Lind. Carlson, Ilughea, Williamson. Schaeffer, Stolz, Day, Taylur, Bernet, Flippin, Bruokinaii. Third Row — Swinburne, Gibson, Cross, Gazze, Sutherland, Zurmuehlen, Bergen, Smith, A., Winters, Briator, Linaweaver, Ogden. Second Row — Doc Snyder. Clarke, Hull, Craig, Albertson, Billings, Coach Finlayson, Coleman, Poore, Ensign Bell, Commander McNair. Front — Smith, R. D.. Lucier, Carson, Pottle, Klakring, Hesser. THE LACROSSE SEASON, 19x5 " POR the first time ever a Navy Lacrosse team had to live down and avenge the defeats of a previous - ■ season. Vacancies on the squad left by such men as Cullen, Miller, Devens, Barnes, Fines, and others had to be filled. Thus the results of the 1915 season are illustrative of the most efficient coach- ing and the best development of players. Throughout the season Billings exhibited his ability not only as a player, but as a captain, for by his coolness and aggressiveness he instilled confidence and the desire to win in every man. This ultimately resulted in a most successful season. The opening game with Stevens, although not difficult, showed a smoothness of plav and an understanding of the game by each player. It was shown that the above mentioned vacancies were filled by men who could maintain their positions against all comers. A victory over Yale followed in which the team gained much experience in check- ing. The plays were fast with great im- provement in teamwork. Our defense, with Taylor as pilot, proved impregnable, and Albertson and Coleman covered the center field in pretty style. New York University played a defens- ive game that made it difficult for our attack, but impossible for us to lose. At this time the attack was the weakest part of the team, and the practice was very much in order. The Princeton game came as a real test of the power of our team. Princeton had a Billings, Captain, 1915 speedy attack and a heavy defense, nearly Swinburne, Manager Hopk VtatLiu all the team consisting of football men. Their style of play was defensive until the last quarter when thev changed to a strong offensive, which changed the aspect of the game considerably. It was the hardest checking game of the season, resulting in the close score of z-o. This undoubtedly proved our strength. The following week found us facing Hopkins with our team in the best of condition, everyone anxious for revenge for last year. Next to the Arm y game this was the most important game to us, and Coach Finlayson desired this victory more than any other. A shut-out would have been most satisfying. The Navy team was scored on for the first time in this game, but it turned in an over- whelming victory, thus accomplishing its purpose — that of defeating an old rival, and effacing the previous season ' s defeat at their hands. The next week the team seemed to relax. In the game Rutgers scored three goals, allowing us only six. Rutgers had a heavy and experienced team with whom our team had difficulty. An interesting game with Toronto resulted in a 6-x victory. There was excellent stickwork on both sides. The teams labored heavily under the heat and the game was slow. It was gratif ying to witness the work of the defense. A perfect season was finished when Army fell with the score of 3-2.. We had not been defeated, having only eight points against us with fifty-three to our credit. We had indirectly defeated all the leading teams we had not played, and had also to our credit Toronto representing Canada. ..!I,.V » rirruwM .i if I ' i 4Jk ih Top Row — Gerin, Gotjen, Lindgren, Underwood, Lentz, Cornell, Stansbury, Aylward. Durski, Card, Commander Giffen. Second Row — Weaver, Huck, Robinson, MofFett, Schwab, Peltingill, Quackenbush, Allen, E. W., Dimon, Boyd, Homey, Olin. Third Row — Coach Webb, Collins, Allen, W. G., Estey, Ragsdale, McLean, Vodila, Coleman, Ensign Hayes THE BOXING SEASON, 19x6 TT 7ITH three out of four Intercollegiate Champions lost through graduation along with much ' ' other valuable material from the squad, " ' Spike " Webb was up against one of the hardest propositions of his life when the call for men, " who can box or are willing to learn " went out just before Christmas. Not only was the outlook poor, but the schedule was the hardest ever tried in the annals of boxing at the Naval Academy. As last year, the first meet of the season was with the fighting Irishmen of Notre Dame, but this time we met our friends, the enemy, on their own canvas. The programs showed four new names in the Navy line-up. In the lightweight, middleweight, light-heavy, and heavy- weight divisions, respectively, Estey, Mc- Lean, Vodila, and Coleman made their debuts. The rest of the team were the veteran leather pushers of last year, Collins, Allen, and Captain Ragsdale. The fighting Irish were subdued to the tune of five to two, Allen and Coleman, both dropping close ones. The following week found our old friends, Penn State, here at the Academy. The first repeater was hoisted, making the score five to two again. Allen dropped an- other close one toMcLernan, the bantam- weight Champion of last year, and McLean lost to his Nittany opponent. This week found Lentz back in his old position in the heavyweight berth. Ragsdale showed Ragsdale, Captain, 1916 that he was even more clever than when he W laver. Manager It won t be long note won the championship, and finished his man easily in less than the three allotted rounds. Next came Canadian Week and the board read Navy five, Canadians one, when the final 4-N was given. Lentz was out-pointed by Carrick, who, we remembered from his set-to with Lyons of last year. Yale was the next victim, but the story was the same as for the first two meets, Navy five, Yale two. The Ragsdale-McMann fight was one long to be remembered. Ragsdale showed the old Navy fight to the nth degree. Having been knocked completely out in the first round by a hard right, he carried the fight to four rounds, and then lost nobly by a slight margin. Pennsylvania came next primed for victory, but only two of Spike ' s H. E. shells missed their marks, and for the third time this season five to two showed on the score board. The last dual meet of the season found us up against Catholic University, stinging from their defeat of the previous year, and hoping for revenge. With Lentz in the hospital it was necessary to again conscript Edwards from the wrestlers, who easily punched his way to victory over his 150- pound opponent, making the tally six to one. Once more the dual meets scheduled for the season had been closed without tasting defeat, mak- ing a total of thirty consecutive victories and one draw for the Navy Knights of Resin and Canvas. With the Inter-collegiate tournament here on the i6th and 2.7th of March, the highest hopes are held for a successful finale to the season. ■mj V: " Top Hoir — Winfrey, Pratt, Wickhorst, McGarry, Cross, Floyd, Koonce, Rimer, Butler, Calderhead, Banister. Second Row — O ' Shea, Lynch, Clendening, Coleman, McClure, Taylor, Fuller, Sands, L. B,, Eldridge, Sands. W. R., Mitchell, Third Row — Lieutenant Commander Elder, Davisson, Shanahan. Littig, Edwards, Coach Schutz, Kodgers, Dyson, H. J., Nichols, Lieutenant Maichle. Front Row — Duke, Carpenter, Crittenden, Greenslade, Mcllhenny, Shaw, Johnson, Dyson, G. R. THE WRESTLING SEASON, 19x6 T HE past wrestling season was perhaps the most unsuccessful that Navy has ever experienced. ■ ' - Graduation hit the team hard last June, and early in the season injuries hit the squad yet harder. It was with a team composed of three veterans and four green men that Coach Schutz faced the strong Iowa State team in the opening meet on 10 February. By inflicting the worst defeat Navy ever suffered the " Western Cyclones " certainly lived up to their reputation of being the strongest team in the country. When the smoke of battle had cleared away Navy was on the small end of a 19-8 score, with Edwards and H. J. Dyson the only Navy grapplers who had scored. Edwards won by fall and Dyson scored a decision over Captain Woodhall, the first defeat for the latter in four years of wrestling. The following Saturday Duke invaded the lair of the Goat, and found that Bill was fighting mad and out for vengeance, which he got in the form of a 16-3 score. The outstanding event of the meet was the record time in which Edwards threw his opponent. Tex planted Matheson in exactly thirty-nine seconds, the quickest time of the year and one of the quickest in the annals of Navy wrestling. West Virginia, four straight years a victim of Navy, was the next on the sched- ule. Nichols delighted the fans by winning a decision, and Littig and the peerless Edwards scored falls. The rest of the team succumbed, however, and West Virginia Edwards, Captain, 192.6 won 14-13. The surprise of the meet was O ' Shea, Manager Navy topside the defeat of Dyson, Navy ' s star 145 pounder, by Wylie of the Mountaineers. The visiting captain threw Dvson in a little over two minutes, and thereby won the meet. On the 2.7th of February the Canadians brought down a team that was easily defeated by the Navy matmen. Every Navy man won his bout, Crittenden, both Dysons, and Edwards scoring falls. The final score was Navy, 19; Canadians, o. Penn State was the third and final team to nose out Navy on the mat. The Nittany Lions used purely defensive tactics, and were able to run up enough time advantage to win four decisions. Again H. J. Dyson and Captain Edwards won falls, the latter winning his fifth straight fall of the year. On the 13th of March a visit was paid to Lehigh, and the season ended in the proper fashion — with a win. The feature of the meet was the defeat of Best, Intercollegiate 115-lb. titleholder, by Nichols, in one of the fastest and best bouts ever witnessed at Lehigh. Edwards finished his college mat career by winning his sixth straight fall of the season. The outstanding feature of the season was the work of Tex Edwards, the Navy Skipper. Edwards is the only Navv wrestler who was on the team for three years and was never defeated. In addition he has scored more falls than any Navy wrestler, more points than any Navy wrestler, is one of two men who won every meet of the year by falls, and also has the scalp of one Olympic champion hanging at his belt. 104 f t f f JLf f ft ' t C ' f- ' W !? 5. . " V Top Rou — l,t. Com ' d ' r Weems, Brennan. Schwarz, Hippev, Brewer. Briner. Gartciii, Schneffer. Floyd. Burzyiiski. V adbrook. Neviliaiiser Second Rou — Klakring, Day. Campbell, Montagriff. Pfingstas, Wolyerton. Nichols, .-Miroon, Pottle. Hutchinson. Walden. Iryin. Third Row — Freeman. Riker. Young. Steiner. Prifnld. Coach Taylor, Fradd, Abele. Hegeman, Boyer. MacGregor, FrimI Rou — Moronv, Prvce. Curtin, Bogvilo, Montgomery. Rutledge, McRoberts, Flaherty. Ferrall. Ensign Wadbrook. THE SOCCER SEASON, 1915 AT the beginning of the 192.5 Soccer season it seemed as though the fates were against Navy. Al- l though in the first game we took Baltimore Poly in hand with little or no trouble, we were quite decisively defeated by Haverford the following week. This defeat came at the end of a long, hard struggle in which the ball was in our opponent ' s territory most of the time. For some reason Navy could not get started. The Swarthmore game which was the next one on the program, was the roughtest one of the season. Again Navy " was defeated. And again in the Dartmouth game. It was the same old storv— Navy was continually on the offensive, but was unable to register the many goals attempted, while our opponents made their few tries good. A shake-up followed. Among the changes Young and Pfingstag traded positions. Then the troops got going. To begin with, Lehigh fell. Then Penn State, who for seven consecutive years had come out the victor over long, hard sched- ules, was crushed. No amateur team in the countrv could have stopped Navy in that game. In everv phase, in every play, in every position, every man on the team covered himself with glory. To quote a prominent soccer critic, " It was undoubted- ly the best game ever played in the State of Maryland. " Penn State always has teams that arc hard to beat, and her soccer team was no exception. The week after the Army game saw Navy at New Haven, where a most enjoyable and hospitable week-end was spent as guests of Yale. Here again the troops repeated the Penn State performance — in a pouring rain, and on a muddy field that literally swept the sons of Old Eli off their feet. Our de- fense in that game was perfect — Yale could not get within striking distance of our goal but twice in the entire game, and Fradd, Captain, 1915 on both occasions, Garton was ready and Morony, Manager 2.05 I i ' i ' ( t m mmmmmbd Heading the ball — U. of P. game averted the danger. An almost perfect team played that game. In spite of the weather, the coopera- tion and the passing between the man with the ball and his running mate were remarkable. Of the five goals scored, Fradd made two. Young one, and Abele one, and Boyer from his half-back position in mid-field, made the other. The following week put an abrupt end to that short but glorious string of victories when the University of Pennsylvania and Navy clashed. Two years ago we had beaten the Quakers on Worden Field, and had suffered defeat at their hands in Philly last year. We were determined and primed to beat the Intercollegiate Champions in 192.5. But the fates again turned their deaf ears towards us. The uncanny precision that marked the passing and tries for goals of the visitors ' captain. Boos, could not be stopped by every effort of Navy to thwart it. Time and again he would take the ball down the field, ably supported by his teammates, and then either passing the ball with a low well- placed shot to a friend, or himself dodging through the full-backs, would send a low, bullet-like try for the goal that no human could stop. He was not the only outstanding star, however, on the field, for he had an equal in skill and finesse in handling the ball in our own Jack Fradd. The whole team worked hard against the Quakers, stopping their rushes and attacks. Navy went down in defeat before an invincible foe. There is nothing to feel bad about in such a loss. In every game of the season, every man did his best. No one can expect more of a team than that. Top Row — EttUnger, TafT, Ransom. Hcl _-rt i ti, l»;ivi , Anderson, ; W , W unsciMW. K.kelmever. Huff, C. P., Moss; Second Row — Commander Anderson, Huii, CI. K,, Wakeman, C. E-, Tague, Anderson, W. W., Lee, Cooper, W. G., Ballance, Prins, Linsley. Third Row — Coach Ortland, HoUenback. Cressey. Allan, Rule, WyckofF, Cooper, C. S., Turner, Coale, Lieutenant Cook. Front Row — Richardson, LeHardy, Wakeman, P. H. THE SWIMMING SEASON, 19x6 P RE-SEASON prospects were never so bright as they were this year. The team was skippered by Artie Rule, one of the most versatile of college swimmers, and under him was a combination undoubtedly the best that has ever been developed at the Academy. Credit for this goes to Coach Henry Ortland. Pete Wyckoff, along with Captain Rule, in the sprints, Halle Allen in the breast stroke, Cooper in the diving, and George Coale in the distance events with Wakeman, Turner, Cressy, Huff, Davis, Lee, LeHardy, Tague, and Wanselow, all number among the point winners. They first tried out their possibilities against Pittsburgh, who failed to offer much opposition. The second competition was with Rutgers, for five years Eastern Collegiate title holders, but they also failed to score heavily, the final count being 47 to 15 in our favor. A very interesting feature of the meet was the decisive defeat of Brown of Rutgers, 1915 Inter-collegiate champion, bv Halle Allen, record holder for this event. Syracuse, Washington and Lee, and Catholic University were met on succes- sive Saturday afternoons, each in turn failing to present a very formidable ap- pearance against Coach Ortland ' s develop- ments. The meet with W. L. was held over the short twenty-yard course, and proved to be an orgy of record breaking. The Navy swimmers performed their dut- ies in a very exceptional manner, as the results showed. The total number of new Rule, Captain, 1916 Li. bLEY, Manager 107 Let ' s Go, Art! intercollegiate short course records set that afternoon was fixed at seven. Princeton followed and gave us our first serious opposition. George Coale gave Hawkins, their Captain and 440-yard re- cord holder, a very good race, but destiny had decreed that George should not beat him until the Intercollegiates a few weeks later, and we here had our record of continuous first places broken. The score, 35 to 2.7, in our favor, is an indication of the strength of the Princeton mermen. Lehigh was met on the ensuing Saturday, but this meet proved to be little more than a workout for the com- ing Yale meet. On Saturday, the 10th of March, the team went to New Haven to swim the Yale natators in their own swimmin ' hole. The showing made was excellent, but as far as scores go, we were rather badly beaten. Suffice to say that scores do not always tell the whole story, as inches only separated the team from a win. This defeat did in no way dampen their enthusiasm, and the 2.7th found them at Columbia for the Intercollegiates, ready and eager for vengeance. Here George Coale in the no event, and Allen in his specialty, the breast stroke, with Cooper in the diving, each captured cham- pionships. Navy sharing honors with Yale for aggregating individual title holders. The Columbia meet ended a most highly successful season for the Navy swimmers, and with the National Inter- collegiates to be held shortly we hope to see our swimmers gain still more honors. io8 Top Row — Miller, Pope, Zundorak, .leuues, Dawson, .Stefanac, Dexter, Curwin. Second Row — Lieutenant Commander Anderson, Price, Searles. Potts, Southwick, Wilkinson. Macmillan, Fraaer, Nation, Mundorff. Front Row — Coach Foster, Shands, Evenson, Summers, O ' Beirne, Coale, Stillman, Aichel, Loeser. THE WATER POLO SEASON, 19x6 TT 7 " ITH the material at hand Coach Foster, aided by Lt. (j.g.) Hanlon, certainly did admirably. ' When it came to playing, however, Navy " s lack of weight was keenly felt. In the first game, against Syracuse, the team showed lots of scrap and excellent teamwork, as evidenced by the 50-3 score. Against the powerful New York Athletic Club a week later, all this teamwork and fight availed us little. This combination of crack water-poloists of many years exper- ience downed Navy 45-2-8, after the hardest battle seen here for some time. The third game, with Princeton, almost proved a catastrophe. Navy started off with a rush, scoring three touch goals before Princeton realized that the game had started. Princeton immediate- ly took time out to get its defense in work- ing order. With a fair lead, our gang then proceeded to rest a while, so that before they could start again Princeton had tied the score. Only a burst of action at this time brought us a 37-2.7 win. Academics almost wrecked the team before the final game with Yale, but when the train pulled out for New Haven all hands were aboard and primed for the battle. Yale ' s Inter-collegiate Champions then proved their right to the title although it required their utmost. The spectators derived much amusement from the fre- quent intervals taken out to repair suits. Final score, Yale 30, Navy 10. While there was some individual star- ring in each game, the entire season showed excellent work on the part of all. O ' Beirne, Captain, 192.6 Mundorff, Manager ■■-yt i --- GYMNASIUM Top Sou— Harker, Frankel, Galbraith. Perreault, Neuhaus, Russell, Virden. Burton, Lindsey, Rutledge. Anderson, Widdle Rou—Mt. Sazama, Davison, Levin, Patterson, Adamson, Waterman, McCormick, Bruton, Benham, Thomas (.Manager), Ensign Pearson. j tt Bottom Ron — Mr. Mang, Hornley, Matthews, Zitzewitz, Stroop, Newhart, Forest, Wolverton, Comdr. Horner. THE GYMNASIUM SEASON, 1916 A SEASON that was well managed, and well coached, with hard work by the members and the usual string of victories; that spells another undefeated gym team. Among our victims we find Temple College, M.I.T., the Canadians, Chicago, and Dartmouth. To the whole squad the season ' s success was due. It was such men as Wolverton, Anderson, Lind- sey, Matthews, Bruton, Newhaus, and Patterson that made those who were to be our first line of attack work, and it is upon these men that our hopes for the next season hangs. To the Plebes, too, we must look for the future and with such promising material as was displayed this year we need have no fears. First and foremost as a point gainer, comes Captain P. D. Stroop. With his last year ' s record to live up to our Captain show- ed us that he was merely playing until this season. Russell was at his very best, con- tinually gaining points which helped our scoring. Forest was able to teach all comers new tricks on the parallel bars in every meet. Newhart well upheld his inter- collegiate title, making strides toward the coveted one of all-round champion. Rut- ledge was a true Blue and Gold man. Zitzewitz often made us gasp for breath as he did his tumbling, and Waterman was a consistent first in the rope climb. In short we have nothing to complain of and our coaches, Mr. Mang, Mr. Sazama, and " Jack " Pearson to thank for their SrjLOOV, Captain, 1916 untiring efforts to make the team a success. Jhouas, Manager w »; " V ,- ( - Top Row — Lt. Crutcher. M. L. .Smith, Snyder, Moeller, Griffin, Lt. Graham. Second Rou — Honaker, Brown, Ford, Biddle, Dunning, Mason, Gullett, SuUivan, R. S. Smith. Seated — Com ' d ' r. Anderson, Pefley, Young, Kelley, Lyman, Lowrey, Coach Sturdy. THE TENNIS SEASON, 19 5 THE season of 1915 was the most successful one that the Navy tennis team has yet experienced. The strongest teams in the East were met, and the final count showed eleven victories and two defeats, each of the latter being by small margins. The season was opened on April 15 by a double-header with Yale and Catholic U. Yale was leading us, 3-1, and we were ahead of C. U. 4-1, when Jupiter Pluvius took a hand and broke up the match. After this inauspicious beginning, the old wrecking crew got busy and we laid away nine straight victories. Western Maryland was the first victim, and took the o part of a lo-o score. Next came Davidson; they put up a good scrap, but the final count was 5-2. in Navv ' s favor. Swarth- more next tried to take the scalps of our aggregation, but left their own instead, after the closest match seen here in many years, the score being 4-3. The following Wednesday it stopped raining long enough for us to play U. of Maryland, and we chalked up another victory, 5-3. Saturday of the same week Rutgers was drubbed 5-1. U. of Virginia camedown load- ed for bear, but could win onlv 3 of the nine matches. Lehigh, with a strong team, was next on the menu, and the 7-2. score made our seventh straight win. Johns Hopkins came to the Academy determined to avenge their lacrosse defeat, but weren ' t so success- ful, the final score reading Navy S, Johns Hopkins o. U. of North Carolina followed Hopkins on the roster, but gave us a hard fight before succumbing at 4-3. The next match wa s with U. of Pennsylvania, who threw a blot on our pretty picture by taking our measure 4-3. That hurt, but we closed the season in a proper manner by defeating Penn State 5-3, thereby to a certain degree getting even with the State of Pennsylvania. Thus the season closed with a record of 11 wins and 2. defeats, a performance for which we need not apologize, but on which, being optimists, we hope to improve in 192.6. Kellev, Capahi, 1915 Lyman, Qipttini, 1926 _ j caP f, ' U %3-i XII -n ;»i Top i?OH-Cornell, Wait, Koonce. Stewart, Heinlein, Rice, Murphy. Second 2ot(-Lieutenant Halpine, Anderson, Smith, Wilfong, Bennett, Overfelt, Paradise, Lieutenant Commander Snow, Lieutenant Van Cleve. Front Row-Adams, Zahm, Swordmaster Heintz, Eskilson, Knuepfer, Ellison, Medill. THE FENCING SEASON, 1916 " TIj ' ' ERY man who wears a sword should know how to use it. " Those words come from no other - — ' than our own Admiral Farragut. A sword may be an ornament today, but the sport, fencing, has been with us since Secretary Bancroft ' s time and today Navy is sitting on top of the Intercol- legiate Fencing world, to wit, the Navy holds both the Little Iron Man and the Three Weapon Trophy Cup. During the season of 1916 Navy suffered one setback at the very beginning, Yale being our victor. This was only an incentive — the boys worked with " vim and vigor " such as had seldom been seen in that old loft before. The rewards were victories over M. I.T., theCombined Can- adian Team, and Syracuse, and with those checked off Navy will go to the Inter- collegiates to defend its hard-earned title. Daddy Heintz, our head coach for years, has made a specialty of turning out cham- pionship teams. He has been ably assisted by Mr. Pavese and Lieutenants Cunning- ham, Calnan, and Van Cleve. From the Modern Language Department came Pro- fessor Olivet; also from the P. G. School Lieutenants Halpine and Donnelly who were unreplaceable. Our loss was that of Professor Fournon, who was unable to work with us due to a serious operation. There is a story told that Professor Four- non and the Little Iron Man are buddies and won ' t be separated. Lieutenant Com- EsKiLsoN, Capta! !, I ' ji.G mander Snow backed his men to the utmost. Am)i.r un, . I.,7 . , _-u jm ' ' i -smj . ' - j Top Ron- — Asst, d ' ach Rawlins. Tinker, I ' yne, Kramer, Mc(,)inlhtn, Kcklier . Kmnvles, Clark, Coach Kuesch. Second Row — Edniundson, Morrison, Blinn, Duerfeldt, Munmia, Harriss, Cox, DeShazn, Weis. Seated — Coffin, Stevens, HofFner, Orville, DeKay. THE RIFLE SEASON, 1915 THE prospects of a winning team for the season seemed anything but good. However, faced with the loss of many reguhirs from the team of the previous year, the squad started work early with a grim determination to make a team that would be on a par with past Navy teams. On April 15th, after two months of consistent practice, the riflemen had a chance to show their worth. Their opponents were the Marines from the Naval Academy Station. Navy emerged the victor by a good margin of 104 points. In this match Captain Mumma established a new Academy record of 141 out of a possible 150. Two weeks later the Washington, D. C. National Guards were met and defeated by a slight margin of 16 points. This team was composed of one Olympic man and several Camp Perry shooters. Cox broke the record of the previous match by a lone point, making the new record 141 out of 150. The following Saturday, teams from George Washington, Pennsylvania, Syracuse, C. C. of New York, Maryland, and Norwich competed with our first, second, and third teams for the Intercollegiate Championship. This was by far the most successful meet of the season from the Navy standpoint, but it also proved that Rifle is a growing sport amongst the colleges. Navy ' s first team took first place and our second team placed second, although tied with George Wash- ington in points. This was due to Navy making a higher score at the 600-yard range. Next week-end the Quantico Ma- rines defeated Navy for the first time in three years. Their team was composed of eight officers, most of them Academy graduates, and it was no loss of prestige that we lost to such an excellent team. We closed a successful season by defeat- ing the 71st National Guard on their range at Peekskill, New York. This victory gave us the much coveted " Little David " for another year, and anyone may find him at MvMMA, Capra i , 192.5 the north end of the Armory. Lumunums , Manager " Wi- 2-15 f i % i t ff V S an finy— Lieutenant Commander McCaughey, Watson, Salzman, Richardson, Bailey, Coach Mitng, Sitting — Massie, Carpenter, Captain Thomas, McKee, Rowley. THE CROSS COUNTRY SEASON, 19x5 THE effects of leave had not yet worn off when the call for distance men was sent out. The boys immediately started warming up and after about two weeks were nearly ready to do the full course. Captain " Red " Thomas was supported by veterans like Bailey, Rowley, Richardson, Car- penter, Watson, Massie, McKee, Quackenbush, and others. They drew first blood in the meet with V. P. I. on November the 7th, and sent the Engineers home with the short end of a 2.0-35 score. We were not so fortunate the following Saturday when we ran up against the strong University of Maryland team which had not yet been beaten. " Red " won this race, beating his nearest competitor by 41 seconds but some of his cohorts dallied by the wayside so that Maryland romped off with the honors, winning 2.1-34. The final meet with George Washington resulted in a victory for our own shock troops, with a 2.5-30 score. " Red " again beat the field, and incidentally established the best time over our six-mile course. He covered the distance in 34 minutes and 2.i seconds. This made two victories out of three meets which is not at all a bad percentage. 2.14 PLEBE ATHLETICS PLEBE athletics fulfill a multifold purpose. Perhaps their most obvious cause lies in the need for the development of men for Navy sports. There are, however, several other " reasons why " which are not so near the surface. These underlying motives form the body of the difference between Plebe and Freshman athletics. There is here, as elsewhere, a desire for the preparation of Navy material. The elementary year of college athletic experience is especially needful because the personnel of Naval Academy teams is forme ' d of men from all over the country. Styles of play, brought from all points of the compass, must be harmonized and merged in order to produce Navy teamwork. Then, too, the youthfulness of the entrant to the Academy must be considered. It is extremely advisable that he be given a year in which to mature and develop before he is placed in competition with the older athletes of universities and colleges. The year of more youthful competition as a representative of the Fourth Class of the Naval Academy, evolves in him a well defined Navy spirit which further fits him to represent the Regiment of Midshipmen on a Navy team. Plebe athletics serve, also, as an elementary training for future officers in the fleet, who must be capable of coaching their men in athletics. The first year serves to lay the foundation upon which the other three years in the Academy will build this desired coaching ability. The basic motive of Plebe sports is the part which they play in the achievement of " The Mission of the Naval Academy. " Plebe athletics help to give us teams which are carefully and thoroughly trained, made up of men who have engendered within themselves the spirit and the ambition which urge them to put forth every sportsmanlike effort to win, whenever and wherever they may compete. 2-15 : , | t ' , .|»M ' : " . .js; i- igL9 Football Squad THE YEAR IN PLEBE SPORTS npHE summer of ' 15 saw a new Plebe class start upon its preparation for a naval career — a class - - very like its predecessors in most qualities, vet unusual in some wavs, particularly size. The average stature of the class is greater than that of the others here at present. They were anxious to put out some record-breaking teams and turned out in large masses when the calls for football and soccer went out. About one hundred and twenty-five played football alone. Every night six teams, varsity and class, kicked, passed, and scrimmaged a ball up and down the field until after the Cahills blazed forth. V. M. I. was the first victim, bowing to a score of 13-0. We lost a lucky game to Princeton, ii-6; lucky because breaks were the only thing that counted. After that, they downed Georgetown Frosh, 10-7, and trampled over the University of Maryland Freshmen, 18-7. They had the pleasure, also, of swamping New York Military Academy and Catholic University Freshmen. The Plebes developed an excellent passing attack under the 1918 Baseball Squad 116 ii iS Cyew Sqiuut tutelage of Commander Wilson (M.C.), their coach. Smith, a brother of the hue Andy of California fame, was responsible for many gains via this route. The backheld was particularly strong; Parish is a good end runner, C. L. Miller is a beautiful passer, and Red Morse is a superb line plunger. Soccer was a sport unfamiliar to the class as a whole, but thev soon picked it up under Coach Graham ' s able teaching, and developed a successful team. They lost to Towson High and the West- ern Maryland varsity, and tied Baltimore Polytechnic. However, they made up for this by defeating Maryland State Normal, Franklin High, and Baltimore City College. The Plebes did not have anv outside cross country meets, but had to content themselves with class honors. J. F. O ' Connor led the team and accounted for first place in every competition. In basketball the Plebes displayed their mightiest array of talent; they had an unbeatable com- bination in team and coach. Every man was a good shot and an accurate passer. Starring for ' 19 were C. L. Miller, the dead shot of the quintet, Dennett, the diminutive forward and all-around floor man. Smith, who made many misses good by his follow-up shots, Lloyd, the running guard, and Lincoln and A. J. Miller, who shared the hon or of keeping the enemy ' s markers low. 192.5 Basketball Squad i iS Track Squad Wrestling claimed the allegiance of some twenty-five members of the class last Winter. They lost the class competition to the second class champions. In outside meets they argued out a draw with Baltimore City College and won from Baltimore Polytechnic and Calvert Hall. The season closed with a defeat to Davison College. Swimming brought with it wins over Devitt, and Central High, and defeats to Baltimore Poly- technic and Citv College. Christ, Schwable, and Coe proved to be the most consistent point gatherers. The water polo team downed Baltimore City College in its only outside meet; besides this victory, it copped the class championship. The gym team won the class honors, but was given no opportunity to test its skill on foreign opponents. There is much promising material on the squad in Adamson, Benham, Perrault, Frankel, Galbraith, and Cushing. In fencing, the foil wielders defended the class reputation, there being no opportunity for the sabre and epee men to show their mettle. The team turned in winning cards over Baltimore City College, Forest Park High, and Baltimore Polytechnic Alumni. The Plebe crew had a successful beginning during Plebe summer, taking a victory from the strong Culver Military Academy crew. In the Spring the Plebes again demonstrated their ability by win- ««»5ii 191S Lacrosse Sq tad 1919 Soccer Squad LiS 192.9 Boxing Sqi aci ning from the Freshman crews of M.I.T., Syracuse, Pennsylvania, and Princeton. At the American Henley held at Philadelphia the Plebes put up a good race, but were forced to take third place. ' lS ' s Plebe tennis team had a very successful season, winning five out of seven matches. They opened the season with a victory over Central High, following it up with wins over Johns Hopkins Freshmen, Severn, and Gillman Country Club. Tome handed the net artists their first defeat; in the next match, Baltimore City College proved to be their second Waterloo. The Plebes closed the sea- son with a win over the University of Maryland Freshmen. ' z8 ' s Plebe baseball team got away to a flying start in the shape of a win over Central High of Washington. This was followed by wins over the University of Virginia Freshmen, Calvert Hall, Washington and Lee, and Tech High of Washington. The first test for the Plebes came in their game with the University of Maryland Freshmen from which they finally emerged victorious. The next week they easily defeated Severn, but the following week brought the first defeat to the Plebes, Tome school turning the trick. In the final game, Baltimore Polytechnic was taken into camp by a score of 7-3. Since only a very few Fourth Classmen answered the lacrosse call, the Plebe team had to play in 19x9 Swimming Squad 1918 Tenuis Squad -as»j ZI9 3- ,. ' . 19x9 Wrestling Squad class games as well as in outside meets. The extra practise, however, rounded them into winning form, and enabled them to defeat the University of Maryland Freshmen, Baltimore City College, and Friends School of Baltimore. Their onlv defeat came at the hands of the strong Baltimore Poly- technic Institute team. Baseball and crew claimed the allegiance of a number of men who had been out for track during ' iS ' s Plebe summer, so that the cinder sport suffered as a consequence. The Plebes tied the Maryland Freshmen in a dual meet, and swamped Forest Park High with a consistent display of varsity form. In the final meet of the season, the Plebes were opposed by both Devitt of Washington and Baltimore City College, from whom they took the meet handily. In looking ahead to the coming year, we prophesy a successful run for Navy athletics, and feel sure that ' 2.9 will have no small part in the credit, filling varsity vacancies as did members of ' 2.8 ' s Plebe teams this year The class has made a remarkable showing in all branches of sports; the best of her men will find well-earned places on varsity teams and the others will continue to labor for the Harvard shield. So, with five undefeated teams to their credit, the Plebes have completed a highly successful vear of sports. 192.8 Rifle Sqiuul 192.9 Fencing Squad -rT " INTER-CLASS ATHLETICS INTER-CLASS competition in athletics has been established and developed at the Naval Academy for the purpose of providing a means of activity for those Midshipmen of lesser athletic ability and for the upbuilding of the spirit of friendly rivalry between classes. Class athletics have exerted a great influence upon Navy sports and not only have they been schools for aspirants of lesser abilities but sources from which the Navy squads could draw. Many cases may be cited where men, toiling to make the grades of their class teams, have developed in the school of hard work and have been elevated to the varsity squads later to attain the heights of stardom. In the year 1910 the Associated Harvard Clubs presented to the Academy the Harvard Shield as a trophy on which should be inscribed each year the numerals of the class winning the largest number of points in inter-class competition during that year in order to increase the interest and to place before the Regiment an objective in the form of a standing and lasting record of their accomplish- ments. With interest increasing day by day we find that class athletics have now reached a degree of great prominence in Naval Academy life. As we boast of our Navy teams so also do we boast of our class teams, and as we feel proud to represent the Navy against other schools so also are we proud to represent our classes against other classes. At no other time does the spirit run as high or is the contest so keenly and hotly contested as in our class games. The class spirit born in us Plebe year seems to be a part of us and at no time is it given as great a stimulous as in our class games. igzy Football Team THE YEAR IN CLASS SPORTS I ' HE Spring season of class sports resolved itself into a contest between ' 15 and ' z6 for the Harvard - - Shield. The under classes were not in the running; the first and second classes were so close that one sport might have decided the issue. The track meet, carrying with it fifteen points, was closely contested to the end. Each of the three upper classes claimed victory in the late returns, and it was not until the last event was finished that the result was known. The third class won by a bare mar- gin of three points over the second, and five over the first! The half-mile put the second class tem- porarily in the lead, but the field events tipped the scales in favor of the youngsters. The competition in this meet in all events closely approached the varsity standards. About this time, across the river, the rifle teams of the four classes fought for another fifteen points. Each team was made up of five men, and the regular inter-collegiate course was fired. Again a close contest resulted, but this time it was between the two lower classes. The final tally showed only five points difference, with ' 17 the victor. 1916 Baseball Team .= 4 !fMy iPtfe -., f=-»,:.. • ' 192-9 Creir In lacrosse all hands got down to work early, and each class set out to develop a team that would walk away with the bacon. The result was a grade of lacrosse that was far above the usual class level. But from the start the second class showed itself decidedly superior, and won its first live games. With the series on ice, they slumped and lost the last game to the Plebes, spoiling a clean slate. Now with ' 15 a shade in the van, it was left to baseball to award the shield. At the conclusion of a double series, the two principal contestants for the much coveted prize were deadlocked. On the morning of the last class when ' 15 was singing " No More Rivers, " and ' 2.6 was carrying its rings to class, in order to don them as soon as the year ' s fight with the academics was over, the play-off was held. In the first inning the second class was far in the lead. With a last great effort the first class rallied, scoring five runs, but were even then left on the short end of a 9-7 score. This gave ' z6 the shield, and the privilege of engraving its numerals where other classes would see them for years to come. In the Fall of 1915, with the freshman rule in force, it was expected that the fourth class would have an easv first in the competition. And the season certainly was a triumph for the Plebes. They 19x7 Track Team 2-2- 192.9 Basketball Team started out by winning the tennis and cross-country series, and the crew race. At tennis they were stopped by the youngsters for a while, but in the play-ofF they won out. In cross-country they won all three meets, the two upper classes tying for second place. The crew race was rowed over a three- quarter of a mile course in beautiful weather. The Plebe boat crossed the finish line five seconds ahead of the second class, the first class finishing last. In handball the second class won, with the first, fourth, and second classes in the order named. Football this year occupied the center of the stage, arousing more interest than had any class sport in t he past. The crowds at the final game rivaled those attending Navy games. The first and second classes met in the last game undefeated, and battled to a scoreless tie. The next week they met again. The first class took the lead by crossing their opponent ' s goal line in the first period, but a nicely booted field goal by the second class drew blood, and the half ended 7-3. The second half was a different story however. The first class went to pieces, the game ending 15-7 in favor of the second class. The soccer season was a triumph for the first class. The regular series ended in a triple tie between the three upper classes. The first class drew a by, and the youngsters earned the right to play them %- f flt.t-t f I 19x6 Soccer Tea? : 1917 Wrestling Team ii4 192-6 Lacrosse Team by eliminating the second class. The deciding game was played on a Wednesday afternoon in late November. At the end of the game, the score stood two-all, so an extra period was played. Finally, in the ninth of these extra sessions, well after dark, the first class slipped one past the youngster goal tender, and broke the deadlock. In the winter sports, basketball was the first to get under way. Practice was very much handi- capped by lack of courts. The seven new courts on the terrace were too exposed for mid-winter games, and the one class court in the armory had to do for all classes. The first class started out well, but in the end tied the second for the cellar position. The Plebes, who developed a light, fast com- bination, finally won over the youngsters, their chief rivals. In gymnasium the Plebes also proved to be best. Their success was due to the wealth of material and to continuous practice. The second class, who had a few stars, came second, and the first and young- sters brought up the rear. Boxing was a clean sweep for the first class although the Plebes gave them a good run for their money. M m m : mi f t f f [ fl |h i Ql It pi P ii Mr pR ! - -g 1916 Swimming Team 1919 Water Polo Team m) uvs i sj,-. - 192.6 Boxing Team Wrestling ended in a three-cornered tie, which the second class broke by defeating the first class and Plebes. In the pool the first class proved its superiority. The swimming was decided by a series of dual meets, all of which the first class won. The second class lost one meet, the third two, and the Plebes were whitewashed. Though slower, the Plebes proved themselves the best at drowning their opponents in water polo. The first class nearly wrested the crown from them, but with thirty seconds to play a double foul gave the Plebes their chance, and they won 10-9. Again the Spring sports will award the shield, but the velvet piled up by the Plebes in the Fall and Winter seasons puts them in a position from which they will be hard to dislodge. Spring football will take a great many members of ' 19 away from class sports, but this handicap is mitigated by the fact that other classes, too, will lose men to the call of the gridiron. Much credit for the performances of class teams goes to the tirel essefforts of the class managers, who spend many hours in seeing that the various sports get off on the right foot. 1916 Tennis Team 1919 Gymnasium Team k -.r: .-ii ,)f. ' ORGANIZATIONS j ..jm ' ' j c ' i JH-- " - ■■ ' ■ ' ORGANIZATIONS ORGANIZATIONS— the seasoning for the four vear menu of Academic and Executive routine. The results of the endeavors of those men who give their time and energies to continuous and painstaking tasks serve to entertain the Regiment as a whole and to increase our familiarity with the fundamental principles of what to do, how to do it, why to do it, and most of all when to find time to do it. The advantages of non-athletic activities are many: new friends, definite interests to relieve the strain of worry over studies, and above all training which will be of value in the years after graduation. Men who find athletics unattractive, or who are not able to take active part in athletic activities find among the many organizations within these walls a valuable means of utiliz- ing their hours of recreation, and many men who have made their letters in sports find an interest in some less strenuous pursuit. To our athletic teams we owe our reputation for athletics, and to the other activities we owe the prestige which is ours, and the respect which is gained for the Regiment. Our magazines travel over the entire nation, our Reception Committee serves to gain for us the good will of those who visit us, and of those with whom our visitors come into contact. These and each of the other activities which follow serve to raise the morale of the Regiment, to maintain and advertise its high standards, and to create the most pleasant of the memories which we shall carry with us forever. The workers of non- athletic organizations may not achieve great popularity, they receive no cheers from the gallery. The hardest and most faithful toiler of all may be the quiet and inconspicuous man across the corri- dor who works without thought of reward other than the personal satisfaction of work well-done, and perhaps a fleeting moment of consciousness that the stoical Regiment appreciates the results without realizing the work required for accomplishment. There are two kinds of " Navy Fight, " and the Navy today needs the quiet, conscientious persistence of their hard workers as well as the " smashing, crashing, two-fisted fighting man. " 118 LITERARY THE Literary Organizations form no small part of the Academy ' s extra-curricular affairs. They have a definite though multiple mission and a great deal more depends on them than is generally believed. Let them who consider worthwhile only those forms of activities which involve fighting consider the words of the " Father of Our Navy, " John Paul Jones: " A naval officer should be able to express himself clearly and with force both with tongue and pen. ' ' But the training in self-expression, which, of course, is a direct result of literary work is only one of its benefits. In almost every case it has an immediate effect for the general good in the pleasure it gives and a far reaching effect in their preserving the best of our traditions. It tends toward unity of purpose, coordination of effort, and general satisfaction, which are essentials to the efficiency of America ' s first line of defense. We of the Regiment are here to learn, of course, and what we shall learn depends largely on our- selves. We are expected to develop qualities and acquire abilities that are not to be taken from text- books. Any sort of useful accomplishment involves some training. The practice of an art for the good of a group cannot help instilling habits of initiative. The purely technical knowledge acquired has a distinct value of its own. An Officer who can edit a ship ' s paper, for instance, is likely to be considered an asset. And the ability to formulate intelligible orders or to make concise and under- standable reports is not wasted. 119 Of course the staffs of the publications of the Academy do not always have the words of John Paul Jones in mind as they work. They work for the satisfaction of achievement and for the success of the publication. Self improvement is a secondary purpose. Nevertheless, the result is accomplished, they are being trained as they work, and are constantly Hearing Paul Jones ' s ideal. A more evident value of all this effort lies in its immediate effect on the Academy. Entertainment, as an aid to morale, has been recognized in expenditure of money for moving pictures, for instance. The publications, however, are a more important factor for entertainment than moving pictures. They would be justified if they served no other end. Closely allied to entertainment, yet distinct, is the matter of news. Athletic news is a secondary supplement to the Academy ' s athletics. Pro- fessional news adds purpose as well as interest to do the daily effort. Reports of the affairs of other colleges, as well as news of the outside world help counteract the tendency toward narrowness of outlook, which is the besetting danger of any organization as compact as our own. The spreading of knowledge results in a broadening of interests. It is generally agreed the traditions of the Academy have an extremely important effect on the service. Habits of thought are formed here which must last a lifetime. Any force that will apply logic and insight to the control of these traditions must be of far-reaching value to the service. We believe that the literary organizations have this effect, that in their work of preserving and dis- tributing traditions, they naturally select the most worthy for the greatest emphasis. Now this is an effect which our leaders strive to attain. They can do much to influence the growth of traditions but they cannot do all because of their very position. " Si viellesse pouvaitsi jeunesse saivait. " Their superior knowledge is largely wasted because their years and rank separate them from the group. Tradition must be controlled from the group; the influence of external forces is slight in comparison. But in literary work those who know and those who need to learn can meet on common ground. One effect of our publications is to bring the leaders into the group as members, which increases their power to help the group. Some agency must be constantly shaping our traditions. If that agency takes the shape of an intelligent group in which youth and experience can work together for the general welfare, the cause of the service will be furthered. Traditions are of utmost importance to the service and the literary organizations are the guardians of traditions. 1 ,0 •s , THE LUCKY BAG THE Luckv Bag on board ship is a remote room, somewhere below decks, where lost and mis- cellaneous articles, of diverse and extraneous natures, are stowed. If one is " lucky, " one may find his coaling shoes, lost days ago, but still intrinsically precious because of their peculiar use- fulness, in this happy hunting ground. And you, too, member of the Class of ' 2.6, may be able to gain a bit of information, stowed away in some out-of-the-way place in this Lucky Bag, the hiding place of discarded thoughts. The Staff, however, has endeavored to make the task of finding these desired hits a little simpler, and perhaps, a little more attractive. With this aim in mind it has divided the Lucky Bag into what appears to be five distinct and logical groups — The Academy, The Classes, The Activities, The Features, and The Class. The Academy, the first book, to whose pages you may find occasion to turn, contains three divi- sions: The Yard, The Officials, and The Departments. A great deal of time was spent in selecting the yard views in an effort to include all those crannies and nooks which are easily remembered now, but soon forgotten when one severs relations with the Academy. The pictures of the officials and of the departments, the men who shaped our destinies and the men from whom we suffered " the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, " respectively, speak volumes for themselves. The History of 1916, together with its illustrations, has been a serious attempt on our part to make ever present those many incidents of our four years together which are so peculiar and yet so vital to us all, because of the complete understanding that classmates have of each other. It is sincerely hoped that some day these pages may bear fruit for us all in recalling events and contacts that are common to every man who graduates from the Naval Academy. Having s een the Yard and the Regiment of Midshipmen, the casual visitor at the Naval Academy would probably next be interested in our activities. We can say no more here than that we have tried to fill this book. The Activities, with an accurate description of the athletic and non-athletic efforts of the Regiment during the Academic year, 19x5-1916, including the Spring sports of 192.5, which the Lucky Bag of 192.5 was not able to cover for lack of time, and whose history for 192.6 we must in turn leave for 192.7 ' s book to handle. We come here with serious purposes in view, but being human, we often have our lighter mo- ments. The " perfect blend " should have as one of its ingredients, a fair amount of humour. We have not attempted to define humour nor do we claim to have presented humour in our Features. In reality the feature section has been a serious attempt to bring out the double meaning that is prevalent in our daily intercourses, if one considers that the majority of us do have what is termed a humorous viewpoint. This " attempt " has been presented as a parody on the Lucky Bag. The graduating class, has, as in previous Lucky Bags, been allotted a great number of the pages of the book. When one considers that graduation scatters to the four winds some 460 men who have held in common for four years every phase of their lives, the reason for this biography section, whose purpose is to tell us of one another, is readily apparent. Having filed away the high spots of this last Academic year, our next problem was that of pre- senting them attractively. To this end the decorative treatment of the book has been constructed from a collection of cartouches, mouldings, and panels that adorn our buildings, inside and out. Our designer has linked these bits together with several clever combinations of the sea-horse and the dolphin, and has, we think, given us a treatment which suggests of our naval traditions. With the help of our printer we have done our best to give you a book with a distinctly mannish air. The art work was selected to bear upon the whole scheme of the book, the four color process pictures particularly having been chosen for their significance. Perhaps some may bemoan the lack of Navy girls, we should say a total abstention from them, but unfortunately the staff did not consider pictures of young ladies worthwhile when clothes go out of fashion as rapidly as they now do. An effort was made to obtain pictures which would " age " with the book. Having torn his hair in wild despair, and keeping in mind the cold realization that time and the Lucky Bag printing schedule w ait for no man, the editor has blue penciled copy for the last time, and offers this disreputable collection of words as his poor contribution for a write-up of the Lucky Bag. 51 MC .( it ' :{c u Editor of Book I -T iljlAU m Associate Editor EDITOIMLSiaFF Larson, Morgan, McCorkle, Brown Forest, Grenfell, Kline, EvensoA, THE PHOTOGRAPHIC STAFF Brown, Crane, Smith, Havard, Gano, Ruth, Frederick, Grenfell, O ' Belrne. -■-i Photographic Editor. Editor of Book V. Editor of Book III. Associate Editor. 1 M r " " " Sb r IH , 2. " Editor of Book IV. 2-32- COMMANDER C. C. SLAYTON Officer Advisor of the Lucky Bag. Our tower of strength in time of need. ACKNOWLEDGMENT BUILDING this Lucky Bag of ours has been a lot of fun and a lot of hard work, at times. In the manv hours spent in its preparation we have become greatly indebted to so many people for their efforts in our behalf, that, for fear of forgetting any one, we wish to dedicate this page as a token of our appreciation for those who labored in the dark for us. To Mr. Benj. F. James of the Philadelphia Photo-Engraving Co., and to Mr. A. F. DuBois of The DuBois Press, we are especially indebted for their many hours of infinite patience and effort in advising the staff on the decorative, engraving, and printing work of this book. To Mr. Alan F. Chidsey of the J. F. Tapley Co., for the binding; to Mr. M. de V. Lee for his beautiful color work; to Mr. Morton Gibbons-Neff of the Dill Collins Paper Co., for his hearty co-operation ... we are more than grateful. Mr. Robert Bennett, of the White Studios, has been a constant source of advice and ideas in the selec- tion of our pictures, and a helpful co-worker from the start. The New York Times very kindly allowed us to reprint their article on the Army-Navy Football Game. The New York Times Wide World Photos, The Underwood Underwood News Photo Service, and Mr. E. R. Pickering, of Annapolis, have been very courteous in extending their copyright privileges on pictures, for our benefit. The Superintendent, The Commandant, and the Executive Officer have been most generous in granting our many requests. Lieut. Ansel spent many long hours censoring our copy, being particu- larly obliging when we were hard pressed for pages that had to go to press. Many others have devoted precious hours to us unselfishly, among them the Midshipmen listed below ; FhstClass—]. M. B. R. Armstrong, Fradd, Mundorff, Lyman, Thomas, W. L. Anderson, Weis, Cavenagh, Dolan, Benjamin, Hart, Gano, Helfrich, Whiteside, G. Campbell, Linsley, Weaver, O ' Shea, Ogden. Second Class — Heavilin, Jelley, Coale, Hill, Alderman. Third Class — Ball, James, Quinn, Pollock. Fourth C i j-j— Jackson, Trescott, Weakley. a -.m j ' " J ; ' J$ % ' ' f- w LOG STAFF Top Row (left to right) — Hinners, Wakeman, Van Doom, Snyder, Miller, Zurmuehlen. Day, Bowling, Aylward, Boughton. Second Ron — Teall, Pierre, Speck, Coale, Brady, Eddy, Scrymgeour, Fauntz, .Jelley, Perdue, Todd. Third Row — HeaWlin, Forest, Sellers, Frost, Ericson, Meade, Morgan, Lee, Armstrong, Conrad, Wall. Fourth Ron — Holtwick, Patrick. Lamons, Goyette. THE LOG E OG — The official history Soule. and record of the vessels voyage. " — Naval Toms and Definitions. ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION Mission : To publish a log of the Naval Academy — more than a bare record — which will aid midshipmen in understanding each other, and outsiders in understanding midshipmen. Enemy Forces: Lack of aid from midshipmen, Lack of funds, Conflicting demands on midshipmen ' s time. Our Forces: Whole-hearted cooperation from a few supporters. Enemy ' s Probable Intentions: To do nothing. Courses of Action Open to us: Muster all loyal forces and work like hell. Decision : To engage immediately. Operation Order: No. I. TASK ORGANIZATION: (a) Business Department. Business Manager — R. C. Ericson. Advertising Manager — L. H. Frost. Circulation Manager — A. M. Sellers. LOG Staff, Room 1106, Office, 18 April, 192.5, 2.130. ■ 35 (b) Editorial Staff. Managing Editor — P. S. Morgan. (c) Art Staff. Art Editor — F. Lee. Associate Art Editor — W. C. Eddy. (d) Athletic Staff. Athletic Editor— J. M. B. R. Armstrong. (e) Neivs Staff. News Editor — R. D. Conrad. (f) Battalion Representatives. Assistant Managing Editor — H. G. Wall. (g) E.xchange Editor. F. C. Lee. I. There must be a record of events which will aid the regiment in understanding itself and others in understanding the regiment. ■L. This force will publish the Log for that purpose. 3. (a) Business Department will obtain subscriptions and sell advertisements to obtain necessary funds and make arrangements for printing and engraving. (b) Editorial Staff will furnish articles, humorous and serious, that will provide interest to the reader and aid him in understanding midshipmen. (c) Art Staff will furnish drawings which will interest the reader, aid him in understanding midshipmen and make the magazine more attractive. (d) Athletic Staff will describe all athletic contests and aid in promoting interest and spirit in athletics. (e) News Staff will furnish articles of news value to the regiment about itself, to the regiment about the outside and to the outside about the regiment. (f) Battalion Representatives will aid in furthering communication between the staff and the regiment. (g) Exchange Editor will furnish the best articles from other publications and further relations with them. (x) Turn to. 4- 5. Room 1 106. R. H. Meade, Editor. By guard mail to: All Unit Commanders. As the Seamanship savoirs have guessed by this time the above was issued 18 April, 192.5, when twenty-six took over the Log. During the five remaining weeks the News Department was developed by adding international and professional notes to local dope, and the whole given four pages of a three column, small type set-up. Seegar Heavilin ' s Aviation Number came out during this time, also, and contained some new cracks on the new idea of aviation for all hands. Twenty-five, as is customary, put out the June Log. During the cruise the Log Office was moved to compartment C-103, U.S.S. Arkansas, and was the scene of many long bullfests, caulking matches, and chow fights, far beneath the doleful sounds of field day topside. To keep up appearances, during the summer, a publication known as " Five Min- utes of Ark, " appeared with considerable irregularity and a subscription price of twenty-five cents. Lookouts reported " Dome Ho " at last, however, and the Log cruise box went over the side. During Sep leave twenty-nine was called on to do its stuff, and after a month of preparation Anderson and Curry presented the Plebe Log. The Fall passed with many struggles for copy from the batt. representatives, and two chows a month — arousing the envy of the Chapel ushers. A four color cover by Bowling on the Christmas Log showed that the Art Staff rated its title; special order number 52.-2.5 prevented a New Year ' s number — to our everlasting regret. During the month which followed the contents of the editor files were displayed. In fact, one second classman achieved fame from a Plebe year contribution. Then came the Batt Logs to the rescue. Moore ' s Fourth Batt Log, Fauntz ' s Third Batt, Wall ' s Second Batt, and Conrad ' s First Batt completes the roll. With Phil Morgan ' s Back Number, Frank Lee ' s Exchange Number, and Fitz Lee ' s Femmes Number to fill the gaps, somebody got a seven week rest. All hands stepped out as Bob Meade hoisted Dog-Zed-Roger and when he executed in a final burst of Helium twenty-seven took charge. ' x36 THE TRIDENT STAFF Standing — Lt, Hughes. Conrad, Purdue, Lee, Bennett, Coale, Alderman, Melson, Asst. Prof. Doty. Second Row — Prime. King, Larson, Loveli, Kline, Anderson, Meade, Morgan, HeaWlin. Seated — Boorse, Holtw-ick. THE TRIDENT SOCIETY ' T " HE Trident Society is the youngest of our literary organizations, but it has already assumed the - - central position that is its natural right. In the constitution, adopted on the founding of the society in 192.3, its purpose is stated as fol- lows: " To promote literary activity at the United States Naval Academy, to encourage authorship in the Fleet, to produce and to foster the production of an American Naval Literature in general, and to discover, collect, and preserve in so far as possible Naval literature now existing. " The constitution also makes the editors of the Log and the Lucky Bag members of the society. This results in the Society ' s being a natural clearing house of literary ideas. The founding of The Trident magazine whose editor is the society ' s vice-president, and the formation of the cut exchange under Trident management, have established the society as the natural medium of cooperation between the various publications. Besides the general tasks of encouraging writing and of promoting co-operation among the pub- lications of the Academy, the Trident Society is continually engaged in specific tasks of two kinds : the publication of the Trident magazine and some more temporary activity. Accomplishments under the second head have included literary contests, held during two successive summers, and the collection and publication of Anchor ' s Aweigh, a book of poems by midshipmen. In addition, the Society established the cut exchange previously mentioned, whose purpose is the filing away of all illustrations used by the publications so that they will be available for future occasions. It has also sponsored a series of lectures on short story writing given by Assistant Professor Fred I. Myers of the English Department, which were attended by many interested midshipmen. At present a collection is being made of the Navy ' s songs, including the old favorites in danger of being forgotten, with their different versions and their music. But with these accomplishments and with whatever future ones may be added to these, the Trident expects never to be satisfied. It intends to keep working for the furtherance of Naval literature without measuring the effort. In all its activities, the Trident has had the whole-hearted assistance of the Department of Eng- lish, under Professor Carroll S. Alden, whose interest has been an inspiration to all concerned. It would be hard to over-estimate the value of such expert counsel and help so willingly given. 2-57 Staadiny — Wakenian, Coale, Donovan, Sitting — Boorse, Forest (Editor), Frederick. REEF POINTS " T ? " £ believe that in " Reef Points, " " The Handbook of the Regiment, " we have something ' which appeals to every one in general, and to those whose ancestors played bagpipes in particu- lar. It is a proven fact that there is more dope per minute squared in a Reef Points than in anything short of a vest pocket encyclopedia. One of the good features or rather one of the many good fea- tures and some sav that it is really the best, is that you get it all for twenty-five cents, and although this is the equivalent of some ten million yen or an even greater number of marks, it is still a com- paratively small sum of money. This cost, mind you, is the total the buyer has to pay; there are no further dues or obligations. The Reef Points, as its salty name implies, is about the Navy, particularly about our little corner of it down here at the junction of these mighty rivers, the Severn and the Spa. It has in it a picture of the Chapel (a reproduction from an actual photograph), a two-page adver- tisement from Bailey, Bank, etc., and a page with the names of the Staff printed very neatly thereon. In addition to these attractive features it has other items of interest. There are brief write-ups of all the sports which were wheedled out of the managers with no small expenditure of vituperation. There are resumes of the various organizations, their officers, their raisons d ' etre, and other informa- tion. It has even been suggested that charts of plotting mail curves and the order of seniority of various and sundry femmes be included. To date this has not been done but new fields are being constantly exploited. When the monthly marks are posted Reef Points are very much in evidence. They are generally in the hands of the savoir who is joyfully copying down his own marks all the while holding the Reef Points in such a way that you cannot see your own i.o ' s. This is unfortunate but it cannot be blamed on the poor defenseless booklet. In a way it is a good thing for it helps to cover up the larger red inked areas on the mark sheets. The Reef Points is often called the " Plebes Bible. " We don ' t know how the term originated. It contains, however, a great deal of information the Plebes should know. It is astonishing how a few moments perusal a day will place a Plebe on a distinctly higher intellectual plane than that of his classmates. The wealth of information it contains is really unusual. A person can actually tell who the nursemaid to the second King of Xanadu was if he has it legibly written in the margin! X38 " T. %■ ;, ' DRAMATIC THE Masqueraders and the Musical Clubs aim consciously for one goal; they wish to entertain the Regiment of Midshipmen. To accomplish this spells success; not to accomplish this spells failure. But there are gains not so consciously sought, or else subsidiary to the aim to entertain. Certainly the midshipman who has had much to do with a show or a concert can later do much to improve the " Happy Hours " on board ship by varying the tedious procession of wrestling matches and boxing bouts. Interesting though these are, morale cannot be kept up by these alone. A song, a skit, an instrumental quartette — any or all can divert or entertain and lessen the monotony of life at sea. The members of these clubs learn many fundamental lessons about audiences. They know some- thing of the demands and desires of audiences; they learn to some extent how to meet those demands; they learn a little of how to sway an audience, how to make oneself heard by an audience, how to control nervousness before an audience, how to accomplish something — be it playing an instrument, singing a song, or acting a part — under critical scrutiny and wholly " on their own, " without the aid of books or machinery. They learn to " keep their heads " before an audience. They learn to appreciate character and motives, and, by their interpretation, to make others see these characters and motives. Just as teamwork is necessary in sports, so is it necessary for these clubs. They must work together unselfishly toward a common goal. And they must work a long time and sacrifice many precious hours of liberty in order to produce something that will entertain the Regiment. And this they do without the rewards that ordinarily accrue to teams; they make no trips, to West Point or anywhere else, they win no cheers from the bleachers. At best " The Log " gives them the accolade of its approval — possibly even that written by that genius of composition, Philip Space. Nevertheless there are some compensations. The erudite lingo of the stage soon becomes familiar. One moves up stage or down; one knows which is right and which is left; one knows a tormentor, a flood, a spot, a flat, a border strip, a juliet, a stage brace, a lash line, a dimmer, a backing, a drop; one learns what it is to plant an idea, to counter, to ride a laugh, to cover; and, perhaps, strangest of all, to seem to think when he isn ' t thinking at all, or to seem not to think when he is doing some of the fastest thinking he has ever achieved. The stage crew ordinarily gets much less credit than is its due. Their work calls for speed, care, and precision not ordinarily appreciated by those unacquainted with the requirements of the stage. The quiet, speedy work that goes on after the curtain falls is what few people in an audience ever really know. The work of the electrical crew is also important and seldom really appreciated. Not only do they design and build a sign of very great merit, but they light the stage with a degree of care and skill not excelled and perhaps unequalled — by any college dramatic society in the country. They have no peers for devoted industry. The practical experience that these men ge t in overcoming obstacles that our frightfully cramped stage presents ought to give them the courage to tackle any problem for the rest of their lives, however the difficulties seem to bristle around it. Doubtless, however, the satisfaction that these clubs ultimately get is the consciousness that they have put forth an earnest effort and have carried on creditably, and perhaps even advanced the traditions that their predecessors founded. 140 . ?« t-t ' ' t,f f , t t • ■ ' ♦■ ' « ' ' ' " ♦ ' ! iH£ CAST Stnndino — Hines, Smedberg, Scoles, Richardson, Hooper, Parks, Habecker, Cortner, Hinman. Sitting — Niekum, Benjamin, Armstrong, Stratton, Buchanan, Quinn, May. THE MASQUERADERS ' N the sixth of February the Masqueraders opened their nineteenth season with the presentation - of Bull Dog Drummond, a four-act melodrama by Cyril McNeile. Departing from their usual offering of light comedy or farce the Society delighted the Regiment and its drags with a play of the more serious sort which proved by its successful reception that the mind of the Pampered Pets is not incapable of comprehending the sober side of life, providing that sobriety is on the other side of the footlights. The Masqueraders are a peculiar organization in college dramatic circles. In the early years of the organization ' s history the shows presented were the products of the Regimental mind, since 1914 the world at large has contributed, and the Society has been content to devote its talent to the pre- sentation of some play written by a well-known dramatist. The first beginnings were in the Fall of 1906 when " Patsy " Donavin, and certain other first class- men met in Smoke Hall and decided to start a dramatic society, and to call it the Masqueraders. On the strength of that they held tryouts, which caused no little pain to all that attended and gleamed enough talent to present a Christmas Show, " My Wife ' s Husband, " by Paul Armstrong. They also wrote and presented a musical comedy June Week with a big cast and much music, the product of the Brigade, and called the " Revolutionist. " The following year there was a Christmas Show in two parts, the first, " A Proposal Under Diffi- culties, " by John Kendrick Bangs, and the second, a blackface minstrel show in which Lt. Com ' d ' r R. S. Field, the present Officer Representative, and Lt. Com ' d ' r. C. W. Magruder, were end men. There followed another musical comedv bv midshipmen in the Spring. The shows continued musical for a number of years, until 1914, when " H. M. S. Pinafore " and " The Serenade " were presented, and brought the era of musical shows to a close because of the insur- mountable difficulty of getting sopranos and a ballet from the Regiment ' . In the next two years five plays, " Facing the Music, " " Seven Days, " " What Happened to Jones, " " Christopher Junior, " and " Raffles, " were produced by the Society, but on the entry of the United States into the war the program was changed and the practice of presenting but one play a year was instituted. Since that time the plays offered have been " The Man on the Box, " (1918); " It Pays to " S? " 141 JUICE GANG Standing — Kellog, Mathews, Knight. Van Metre, Phillips, McKollop, Pierce. Sitting — Hazen, Home, Mr. Howard, Lovett, McCann, Jelley, Floor — Green, Hornby, Pryee. Advertise, " (1919); " Stop Thief, " (192.0); " The Fortune Hunter, ' (19x1); " A Pair of Sixes, " (1911); " Come Out of the Kitchen, " (1913); " Adam and Eva, " (19x4); " A Full House, " (19x5); and finally, " Bull Dog Drummond " in 19x6. The 19x6 play was above standard, the cast was excellently chosen and an individual star among them would be very hard to select. Honor for portrayal of a very difficult part in a superior fashion must be given Selden Hooper, ' xy, who as Doctor Lakington, the villain of the piece, was the most realistic scoundrel imaginable. Special mention must also be made of Albert Benjamin, ' x6, Charles A. Buchanan, ' x6, and E. F. May, ' x6, whose fitness in their parts of Algy, Hugh Drummond, and Carl Peterson was the keystone on which the success of the play rested. The girls, three in number, deserve peculiar praise, for they had not only to play their parts but they had also to deceive themselves and the audience and present themselves as feminine bits, allur- ing, demure, or brazen, as the play demanded. Of these Maurice Hinman, ' X9, is first; as Phyllis Benton, the heroine, he achieved the unquestioned honor of being the best looking woman in the i . I eer, iioir, sir. " T m so terribly glad you came. X4X " - af STAGE GANG standing — Johnson, Curry, Mr. Schilling, Coleman, DeKay, M. L. Smith, Fitzgerald. Sitlijig — Radom, Poehlmann. McDonald, Strain, Honaker. Floor — Weimer, Armstrong, Madsen. house on four occasions and is reported to have been invited to three hops and a house party after the List performance by deceived males. J. F. Hines, ' 17, a veteran of three years Masquerading, took the part of the French Maid and did it splendidly, accomplishing even accent. W. R. Smedberg, ' i6, who was the vampire, Irma Peterson, is also to be credited with an unusual performance. Among the supporting roles that of Handley, played by C. F. Quinn, ' 2.6, and those of Travers and Hocking, the work of Gill Richardson, ' xy, and A. B. Scoles, ' xy, stand out as superior; while in the character parts, Marcovitch, played by J. D. Parks, j, and Danny, by C. E. Cortner, ' xy, and the Inspector, by Phillip Niekum, ' 1.6, were well in keeping with the genera excellence of the show. The " bits " assigned to E. P. Southwick, y, W. A. Southerland, ' ly, and I. B. Monahan, ' i8, were well cared for. All credit for success is, however, due to Mr. Pease of the English Department; other tributes are for additional eifort on the part of other friends and members of the organization. Mr. Pease has " Dr. Lakington — ehl " " Send for Miss Benton. . M5 PROPERTY GANG Strahom, Ladd, Dunn, Frank, Belden, Christie. coached the Masqueraders for a number of years and without him the Society would be all but help- less. Among the contributing friends, Mrs. W. D. Brereton is first for during the past three years it has been she who supplied the polish that was seen in the performance of the ' ' girls. ' ' To Commander Field, the Officer Representative, go the thanks of the Society for the many hours that he sacrificed to make the show a success. Special mention must also be made of F. S. Habecker, ' 17, on whose shoulders the arduous duties of prompter safely rested. The sets for the show were made by Mr. Clinton Shilling of Reading, Pennsylvania, who has made the Masquerader scenery for eleven years, and who has come to make it a labor of love. Without him we would be badly off, indeed, as we would be without the very ef ficient stage crew that Karl Poehlmann, ' 2.6, led. Faced with the hardest series of shifts that the Show has ever had, they went through the entire season without a " bust " of any sort. The sign was a huge success. It was designed bv J. T. Hazen, ' 2.7, and executed bv the Juice Gang, headed by B. B. C. Lovett, ' 16. The stage lighting was the charge of F. W. McCann, ' 17, and in view of the intricate lighting plot that the script demanded his work was a peculiar achievement. ' ' Get Captain Drummond. sign. 2-44 ' ' drpfa i! Drii ?imoncr ' Properties were the care of C. C. Dunn, ' x6, and Gregory Ladd, ' 17, and to them must go all credit for the taste with which the stage was dressed. The Society is also greatly in debt to Mr. J.G. Valiant, of Baltimore, for the beautiful furniture that he lent. The cover design was the work of Fitzhugh Lee, ' 16. The program and finances were cared for by J. L. Woodbury, ' 16. In perhaps the most important " job " save Coach that there was to be done, Woodbury was a genuine godsend. J. M. B. R. Armstrong, who for three successive years played comedian roles in ' 2.3, ' 2.4, and ' 2.5, was this year assigned the difficult task of directing the ' i6 performance. His natural ability made his presence always helpful, and every afternoon found him ready to lend a hand with the monotonous rehearsals which were necessary to put the " finish " on the parts of the players. Not only did he give his efforts to directing, but he proved a valuable utility man to fill the many gaps which are always opening in the presentation of performances of this nature. R. B. Stratton, president of the organization, proved an efficient one, and made an excellent liaison officer in those many communications which were necessary with the executive department to ob- tain permission for members of the cast and gangs to be excused from drills. ' ■We must get those diamonds, Carl " ' ' Good bye, Irma ' w T " " ? " " -?.;!rTli M5 President Director Business M.anager R. B. Stratton, ' 2.6 J. M. B. R. Armstrong, ' 2.6 J. L. Woodbury, ' r6 Armstrong, J. Benjamin, A. Black, F. L. BooRSE, H. A. Buchanan, C. Burnside, J. L M. B. R. A, ,JR. Armstrong, H. J. BlDDLE, S. B. Boulware, J. W. Chittenden, J. V Cortner, C. E. Daisley, R. M. DeKay, C. G. Downer, R. Belden, R. N. Catterton, M. L. Christie, C. G. Coleman, W. F. Curry, M. E. 1916 Dunn, C. C. Frederick, T. F. Fisher, E. D. Greenwald,J. a. Horne, C. F. LoVETT, B. B. C. Fitzgerald, D. J. Greene, T. L. GwiNN, B. C. Habecker, F. S. Hazen, T. T. HicKOx, R. Hikes, J. F. collis, j. l. Hornby, C. G. James, R. K. Frank, N. J. Garrett, K. H. 192-7 ■ ' ■■■■ " ■■ ■ ization Stage Manager . K. F. Poehlmann, ' l6 Chief Electric an B. B. C. LoVETT, ' 2.6 Property Manager . C. C. Dunn, ' 2.6 May, E. F. Strain, C. H. Mumma, a. G. Stratton, R. B. NiEKUM, p. Taylor, J. McN. POEHLMANN, K. F. Weimer, E. L. B. QuiNN, C. H. Woodbury, J. L. SmEDBERG, W. R., 3RD Hooper, S. A. Parks,]. D. Jelley, J. F. Richardson, G. M. Ladd, G. a. Scoles, a. B. Martin, L. A. Seabring, C. S. Mathews, M. D. Smith, R. M. McCann, F. W. SOUTHWICK, E. P. McDaniel, E. F. Sutherland, W. A. 19x8 Jones, H. B. ' an Meter, R. Madsen, C. E. 1919 Hinman, M. B. Kellogg, G. H. Monahan, I. B. Radom, M. Knight, J. B. Price, T. D. 146 ::- vV .„.J? THE GYMKHANA COMMITTEE Stfindirtg — White, Saunders, Cooper, Wall, Shaw, Hinds. Silting — Home, Summers, P ' radd, Grover, Meade, BUick, Wolverton. THE 1916 GYMKHANA BLEACHERS creaked, balcony swayed, and the Director fainted as the gaudy drum major led forth his band of trumpeters destined to precede the grandest spectacle of the season — the 1916 Gymkhana. Then from the Eastern extremity of the arena dashed the monster of the ring belching forth as from lungs of bronze the order of the feast. And while he raved the sparks from ten swift flashing swords bespoke the fate of ten brave warriors of the foil until at last but one did stand, and he alone did live to see the swift eclipse of might by music. Within the ray of kaleidoscopic light two beings scarce were seen to move as glorious melodies emanated from mastered Key and Sax as Kreisler ' s famous Schon Rosmarin more famous still was made. Back the giant pendulum of thrills did swing from its harmonic height and swept the ace of nuts from his high perch to earth again, while his cohorts on wires electric and unsteady vied for the glory he had lost. Appeared a spot so high aloft which none save those with necks unhampered by the staves of dress could follow and from this spot did issue yells and chants. The clipper ship Antietam manned by every man a pirate bore down on gloom and luffed with decks reverberating with the ballads of the sea — then all was night and she was gone. Then, with the lull and hush our minds go back to our first circus days, when generosity prompted bv the elephants ' mightv frame bereft us of our peanuts, and mighty bearded lions to us seemed greater than the King of Beasts. We may remember, too, the big man who dragged us from under the big tent by our none too well reinforced trouser seats and just as we had nearly reached our goal. W ' e were convicts then — now before us convicts rush, the gyrating gymnasts of the Gymkhana, and bring an added thrill with the amazing ease and rapidity of their swings from ring and bar. What a miracle the tent, otherwise known as McDonough Hall, has not long before our time (A 147 " The pirates of the A)itietin i. " collapsed under the strain of stamping feet and swaying forms intoxicated by the jazz of the U.S.N. A. lo! All we can say is that we ' ll go where they go, do what they do, dance when they play and then be happy, for no Gymkhana is a success without them. As the night is breathing her last Stygian breaths upon the sleeping nymphs (but not the drags this time) the Sun proclaims the breaking day and leads the nymphs in the dance of morning. While thus they dance the ominous rumblings of the Storm are heard as from afar he dashes down upon the nymphs and scatters them with his fury and kills himself with his violence. The dance of love ensues while Sin creeps in to ply his mischief. Cupid hears and intervenes to immortalize love by vanquishing Sin. Having reached its height, the curtain falls on the main show. The National Intercollegiate Swimmers ' Water Carnival proved to be the real side show of the evening. Fancy diving and swimming combined with the ridiculous brought thrills to the crowded Natatorium. In the Wrestling Loft the Club Buccaneer provided its many guests with perhaps the most gaudy W ' - ■■ ■ ■ ■ ' 1 - 4 %f. m " Our aesthetic dancers. " ' ' Smih oj the boys. Z4S ' ' A Jiuce-P Work. " and complete entertainment ever en|oyed at home or on foreign shores. The " Ancient Mariners " hypnotized their instruments and played havoc with many hearts and feet until eight bells sounded like a death knell — and it was! In the Rigging Loft the First Class hop proved to be just one of the prizes to come with the grand ole Senior year. Music, fun, and refreshments galore kept the bovs on the Cumberland awake until the mid-watch. On the main floor, hawkers and squawkers tried vainly to divert the attention of the gay revelers to things commercial. The doll man could not sell his crying babies because the " cute little paddles " were worth more than a dime in themselves, and who wants a crying baby at a party like this? The candv man veiled himself hoarse and all near him deaf, trying to purloin a measly dime from anv prosperous looking human being, but his candy seemed to have clinging characteristics. Historicallv, the Gymkhana has suffered a complete metamorphosis, having been instigated in an attempt to provide a safetv valve for the hilarious burial of Second Class Math. Gradually, the performance has expanded until it has become, not only a talented and rare exhibition of the prowess " 0 ) " monkey performers " " Gentlemen of yesterday. 149 " TAe JiiZZ Band again. " of Naval Academy activities combined, but one of the most anticipated presentations of the Aca- demic year. The fact that the entire performance is conceived and perfected by busy men and with a very few rehearsals is no doubt enigmatic to the spectator. When cognizance is taken of the fact that the spirit of the cast makes things otherwise impossible, very simple, the secret is divulged. Just as the scrub team is always forgotten, as the line is lost in the glory of the wonderful dash for a touchdown, as the higher-ups get the greater credit for the performance of the subordinates, so the " gangs " lose out with the public eye for they are hidden away from sight. Nevertheless, some of the most heroic work, we mav say justly, was performed by these boys who worked to pave the way for the star sights of the evening. Long before the actual practices, the Directors and Managers were search- ing sodden brains for an added inspiration and were begging each other for a glimpse of the light. The light comes somehou ' and the show is rehearsed somewhere and the audience catches the indomitable spirit sometimes. THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL P. M. Grover, ' 2.6, Chairman J. E. Fradd, ' l6, Asst. Chairman A.J. Hill, ' iq, Asst. Chairman R. H. Meade, ' i6. Business Manager H. G. Wall, ' 2.7, Asst. Manager P. H. Morgan, ' 2.6, Asst. Manager L 150 MUSICAL ORGANIZATIONS MUSIC at the Academy, . . . what does that phrase bring to mind? . . . the Jazz Band play- ing on the terrace on a soft Spring night .... the small informal gatherings in the rooms the Musical Clubs Show the long twilight evenings of Plebe Summer, when.we foregathered for our singsongs . . . the discordant notes of victrolas turned on at reveille, .... even the Happy Hours on the cruises. Music does not occupy a large place in our life here — our every-day work and life is too much with us — but despite this handicap there are a few who manage to find time to devote to their music and, with their efforts, to amuse the others. Those men are always in demand. Considering the handicaps under which they labor, it is rather amazing that there should be here at the Academy the number of musical organizations that there are — and that they should attain the degree of excellence which they do. There is the Choir and the Glee Club — about as good an aggregation of male voices as could be asked for;— the U.S.N. A. Ten— idols of the Regiment, without whom, playing on the terrace on Spring evenings with the stars twinkling in the soft twilight, the romance of Spring and the impending June Week would be lost; — the Orchestra, without which the various Shows would be helpless; — and the Mandolin Club — always ready to add a touch of romance and color to the annual concert. All in all, considering the difficulties it has to combat, music here has attained a standard of excellence of which any similar institution might justly be proud. 2-51 52- ■ THE CHOIR THE first born of the Regiment is the choir. It antedates every other extra-curriculum activity of the Naval Academy with the possible exception of the extra-duty squad, by nearly a genera- tion of midshipmen. In fact, it was during the time of the sons of the original choir that the football team, the crew, and the Lucky Bag came into existence. In those days a cadet (Midshipman) choir- master and organist nodded the time over an old-fashioned reed organ to those who possessed power- ful lungs and a desire for self-expression in music. All the while some non-ratey youngster operated the pump handle of the bellows. In 1885 the old chapel was constructed with the distinctive feature of a choir loft in the rear. The choir soon became a first-class rate. And why not? The new loft offered seclusion and an excep- tionally good caulking space while the chaplain labored with the spiritual uplift of all hands. This rate existed even after the dedication of the new chapel in spite of the conspicuousness of the singers; it really made little difference about one ' s voice in those days. Any attempt at formal musical programs was unthought of; the function of the choir was to lead the singing of the hvmns. Th ey were often led astray! Bandmaster Zimmerman, the composer of " Anchors Awtigh, " became organist in the new chapel and he invoked chanting which added con- siderably to the beauty of the service. This was in 1912.. After his death in 1916 the directorship was carried on by various midshipmen until after the late war. C. R. Kloman, ' 2.1, was the last midship- man choir-master. In 1919 Instructor Crosley, U.S.N. A., came here with a brilliant record as a musician and teacher, bringing with him a personality that characterizes him as a leader, not a pusher. His whole career is marked by successes in moulding and shaping large groups of untrained voices into finished chor- uses. His instant success here is doubly great, for every year the choir loses many by graduation and gains new material from incoming classes; thus he must start anew each October training and re- training a constantly changing personnel. At the outset Mr. Crosley held a try-out for membership in the choir for every man in the Regi- ment. With his background of musical education to draw from, the Naval Academy chapel services have been enhanced by recitals of sacred music by famous composers. These have been executed with such a degree of finesse and musicianship that the choir now enjoys an established reputation. The membership, which is about equally divided among the four classes, has been increased from thirty to about one hundred vocalists and from this group soloists are constantly being developed. L - 3 IJt, T ' i ' ' il lifk ih t ft it ft f f tt To;) Aou ' .-Bogrilo. Waterhiiuse. Darnell, Christ. Hutchins, Duborg, Junghans, Burton, Birmingham, Armhurst, Nelson. Jones; Serond Roir.-Gwinn, Scoles, Phillips, England, Zollar.s. Detwiler, Patterson, Broach, Raborn, Zarn, Riker; Third ffoiji.-Winters, Mabley, Boyle, Halloran, Russell, Fradd, Meade, Grover, Ripley, Grenfell, Spencer; Biillom ffou ' .-Greenamyer, Evans, Buttry, Massie, Zemmer, Manville, Irvin, MuUaney. THE GLEE CLUB THE origin of the Glee Club is not exactly known hut it has been found that at one time the Mas- queraders and Musical Clubs were all one and the same club. In 1908 this club divided and those interested in dramatics became known as the Masqueraders while the remaining members split up into the Glee Club, the Orchestra, the Jazz Band, and the Mandolin Club, forming what is now known as the Combined Musical Clubs. The Glee Club is a means wherebv those of us who are so inclined may express ourselves in song to our heart ' s content and the discontent of our roommates. While many of the expressions we are about to make would appear highly exaggerated to a first rehearsal witness, the last of April always finds the Glee Club readv with some good numbers which we must admit are very ably and enjoy- ably rendered. As the Glee Club is the largest of the four clubs which go to make the Musical Club a success everv year, it is called upon to carry a major part of the performance and as the Musical Club Show is one of the bright lights of the year the Glee Club has a rather hard row to hoe. The choice and rehearsal of suitable selections require a good deal of work and the time available for preparation is necessarily limited by the demands of other activities and sports. As not more than two or three hours can be given to this each week the training must be extensive while it lasts. Like the rest of the Musical Clubs it is one of these games where the participants sacrifice a good deal of time just when time is most precious, for little or no personal gain. We have been told and are quite ready to believe that no small part of the success and reputation belonging to this club is due to the untiring and sympathetic efforts of Instructor Crosley. It has come to our attention that not only does he personally supervise the instruction of the singers but has been known to be responsible for the composition of some of the music. In addition to their usual " Par excellence " part in the Musical Club Show, they have at various times tried short sketches and light musical comedy with very good results. In a certain Gymkhana they very aptly brought us back to the days of " Long John Silver " with some good old sea chanties. Now that we are about to graduate we ' re sorry that we have no more need of these stirring songs to add a little more attraction to an already at tractive career. Just a little something to bring us back to the days of iron ships and wooden men when song was as necessary to a sailor as a canteen to a soldier. 54 .S(a«dinB.-S«eeney, Conrad. Biedermaii. Loeser, Hegeman. Harrison, Bird. Cooper: SiUing:-Joyce, Cornell. Greenwald, Dolan (Leader). Rodgers, Diinlap, Willingham. THE MANDOLIN CLUB THE Mandolin Club is a comparatively young organization at the Academy. The Club, organized only a few years ago as a member of the Combined Musical Clubs, has, in this short space of time appeared in a variety of roles. The varied nature of the work is well represented in the last four performances of the Club. In these performances the members of the Club have been, in succession: Rickshaw men in the tea gardens of Japan, lazy darkies on an Alabama plantation, gay gondoliers on the rippling avenues of Veni ce — and, this year, a group of wandering Filipino minstrels. Such productions have always required much hard work on the part of the Club as well as many hours of work bv individual members in their rooms. Many of the men have been on athletic squads, so that except for evening rehearsals two or three times weekly, a large portion of their work has as has always been, and will continue to be, a source of trouble to those who are not so fortunate as to be able to pick out the " toiminals " or to make the " pitcher woik the prob, " but when the big day rolls around all worries are forgotten in the excitement of the show and everybody from the ratey striper to the lowliest plebe enjoys himself to the utmost. This year ' s show has brought about a radical change in the organization of the Club, a change which has been, in a way, most unfortunate. The plan of having one big show instead of the former combination of the performances of the individual clubs rendered it necessary to make a severe cut in the personnel of the Mandolin Club in order to fit in with the general plan. With this purpose of cooperation in view the Club was reduced to one third of its former size, so that the present organi- zation numbers only ten men. It was a very difficult task to eliminate the other two-thirds of the Club and many good men were not able to participate in this year ' s performance. On the other hand, such keen competition cannot fail to raise the standard of the Club and make far better productions in the future. It is to be regretted that the Mandolin Club is not a year round activity, for in such a capacity it would be able to offer some means of entertainment, not only to the members themselves, but to the Regiment. At present, however, further expansion appears to be impracticable, although it is quite possible that the smaller Club of the future may be able to organize at the beginning of the academic year and thus be in a position to devote a part of its time to informal entertainments which woulcf no doubt be highly acceptable to all. 55 Miller. Walsh, Klakerinn, Uliik. Mallapn, Bransnn, ( Kvpii. Martin, FitzClfiald. THE JAZZ BAND HAVING, perhaps, more obstacles to surmount than any of our non-athletic organizations, it seems remarkable that the Jazz Band has won the place it has among our activities. On the other hand considering the abilities of its members and more particularly those of its leader and director, " Al " Click, its success seems to be more natural than otherwise. It stands and will continue to stand unsurpassed as a musical club at the Academy. More than one audience, both foreign and local, has been swayed by their interpretation of modern dance music and time and again they have gained the approbation of masters of Terpsichorean Harmony. At the Gymkhana they were unparalleled, their efforts in Smoke Hall have been hailed with acclaim, they made an outstanding part of the Musical Club Show and above all else those evenings on the terrace. Those delightful evening " smokers. " Remember with your cap shoved back, a skag between your lips, a lazy breeze blowing and that big old moon shining away. And when Al and the boys started teasing one out. Maybe your thoughts were not so much of them. Maybe they were more of a pair of big blue eyes. But the boys were responsible and you were grateful. They may not stand out as the best thing the Academy has produced but they have helped more than a little bit to make for a better, a brighter and a happier home. The old system of individual playing has given way to what might be termed team work, and it is to this change that we attribute the rise in fame. With Klakering at the piano and Glick with his banjo we have a combination that with Owen, Fitzgerald, and Martin on the sajfophones would be hard to surpass. But when we add to these the efforts of Mallach and Pollock we reach the zenith of rhythm and harmony. At home and abroad, the members have gained renown. They have played for all races and nation- alities in many corners of the globe. Can any other college organization claim this distinction? On Youngster cruise they were the delight of the young and the pride of the old in Copenhagen, Glasgow, and Cadiz. On Second Class cruise they were much sought for in Pans, London, Antwerp, and Rotterdam. Such became their reputation on First Class cruise on our own West Coast that they ivere so much in demand as to be compelled to limit their appearance to the more formal occasions. When we consider the short amount of time available for their practicing and with what ease and ability, to say nothing of good-will, they respond to our clamor for each and every kind of piece, we have to wonder. But they do it, and here ' s to them! 156 Standing — Shinkle, O ' Donnell, Lahn, Anderson, Smith, Cavenagh (Leader), England, Weigle. Pollock, Wilkinson, White, Benson, Lampman, Hewins. Sittins] — Groff, Lewis, Ashton, Branson, MuUaney, Benner, Davey, Busck, Haley, Jacobsen, Morris. THE ORCHESTRA npHE Naval Academy Orchestra from year to year has attempted to supply music of a more pre- -L tentious and serious nature. It is composed of those who have a talent for music, enjoy getting together in the evening for a practice, and are willing to give a little effort toward the success of the entertainments given at the Academy. To many it would seem that this organization has more work than play. But nothing worth while comes without labor, and we prefer to do our striving at the beginning of the year and reap what we may in the final part. If you could attend one of the practices it would probably sound like this: " Piano, give me A, please. " (Squak) " No. That ' s C. " (Squak again. The fiddles, clarinets, all approach the resonant frequency.) " Now, everybody watch me, when I bring the stick down we ' ll begin. Ready Begin! Out! Terrible. White, you weren ' t with us at all. " " Well, what piece were you playing? — the other one — Oh, my bust. " " Weigle, stop that noise, you know better. " " Hey, Cav, how ' bout an oboe part? This bassoon roundelay doesn ' t fit on my cornet. " " Mullaney, give me A again. Good, only two notes off that time. " " Let ' s try it again now. Groff, get more pathos in that line. I ' m going to beat waltz time for this march. See if you violins can pick it up. " " Well, time to go now. Goo ' night. " In spite of the impression one might receive, a good deal of work is really accomplished during our practice hours. This year we have been required to limit the membership to twenty-five. Through the worthy cooperation of Branson, our assistant leader, and the Battalion representatives, Weigle, Davey, and Haley, there has been organized an excellent orchestra. Mr. Peterman, the Band leader, has in no small amount contributed to our progress. Any credit that we deserve, however, goes to each and every member for the consistent attendance at rehearsals, and the actual interest shown in the organization. In order to coordinate with athletics, we have met at night, and have been hamp- ered only by the fact that studies and Academic routine prevent our doing all that we desire to do with such an instrument for the entertainment of the Regiment. MUSICAL CLUB DIRECTORS Standine — Dolan, CavenaKh, Lee, Click, Mabley, Klakring. Silting — Poehlman, Woodbury, Busck (Director), Fradd, Eddy. D THE MUSICAL CLUBS SHOW UE to the fact that the Musical Clubs did not give their annual concert till late in the Spring this year, it was impossible to secure any information on their performance. As we go to press, however, the work of the clubs seems to be going forward smoothly, with ever y promise of a very successful season. This year a marked departure from the usual vaudeville type of show is being attempted. Instead of the hodge podge effect of past years, the clubs are this year to be worked in as logical parts of a general theme— for plot it can scarce be called. As planned, there will be a series of prologues, in which an old admiral will recollect the scenes of his early midshipman days on board the U. S. Brig of War " Comet " As he describes the scenes, the lights will fade, and, by a quick transforma- tion we will see the deck of this old Navy ship, on which the various scenes will be laid. The first act will represent a balmy night in mid-Pacific, en route from San Francisco to Manila— and here the Glee Club, in the role of the crew, will give a number of the songs of the old Navy, among which will be many from the Trident collection, extremely typical of that day and age. The next act finds the " Comet " anchored off Manila, where again the Glee Club will give a few numbers. Then the Mandolin Club is to be introduced in the guise of a coolie orchestra, coming aboard to play for a few coppers. The last act will represent the social aspect of the old Navy— a party by the officers on the sam.e voyage, while in Manila. Here the Jazz Band and some special numbers will be introduced as Spanish entertainers, hired by the officers for the party. Throughout will be introduced as many of the customs and traditions of the old service as possible, and the whole show will be an accurate and picturesque representation of the Navy in the days of iron men and wooden ships. On this framework will be hung the actual musical performance s of the clubs, which this year have already reached a high state of perfection. It is a rather ambitious pro- gram the Clubs have attempted, but from all indications, thev will not only get awav with it, but get away well. 5 »»L-. ' SOCIAL " VT ' OU know, men, one and all, we ' ve had a mighty hard time in writing the preface for these - - social activities. It was this way. The editors all disagreed on just what this preface should con- tain. Our organizations editor maintained that a social preface should include a few high lights on social activities, he was rather vague, but he insisted that the article to be well done should cover those activities of the Regiment which go to make happier week ends an outlet which makes us forget our academic troubles and finds us ready on Sunday evenings to make the best of another week. He was partly right, no doubt, but just how were we to include in a write-up of this sort any mention of the organizations who have done their bit to make our home happier? We pondered; we made dismal attempts; we tore them up. We referred the matter to a confidential few and received suggestions. Here is an excerpt from one of them in which we saw no possibilities without the usual amount of re-work: " As a rule, however, it costs money to enter society and un- fortunately the midshipman is sorely lacking in this respect. This lack is supplied by the Academy Itself in that it presents a variety of entertainments to which a midshipman may take his guests at practically no cost to himself. With a little originality and the application of tact the midshipman should have no trouble in finding congenial friends outside the Academy walls. " We appreciated this and similar efforts in our behalf, but still we were not satisfied. -59 How were we to present with words a picture which tells of the hours spent by the Reception Committee, the Hop Committee, and the Class Supper Committee in making the short stay of our visitors more pleasant by doing the little things that count so much, and our own few hours away from the Academy more attractive by having something worth while for us all to do? It was a job, that ' s all, and all we had was a plentiful supply of paper, ink, and paste, and a woeful lack of imagination with which to produce three hundred words. Of course we don ' t feel right in taking up your valuable time with our hard luck story; you probably have more important ones of your own to worry over. But, men, this preface was just naturally our Jonah. The editor, though, has become unreasonable. He would. And not being able to find any of our other attempts around the office, we have submitted this one to appease his insat- iable desire for copy. ■r5- X7 x6o ' ' " ' 4; i jii. ,r.::. Standing — Hannegan, Quinn, Hamilton, Dunning, Woerner, Bagdanuvich, .Shapley. Silting — Forest, Kline, Flippin (President), Custer, Albertson. THE N. A. C A. THE Naval Academy Christian Association is the oldest association of its kind in the western hemisphere. It is generally believed that the first student Y.M.C.A. ' s were organized in the University of Michigan and the University of Virginia in 1858, though it is an authentic fact that the Naval Academy Christian Association was founded in 1846. The second Y.M.C.A. in this coun- try came to Boston from England in 185 1. The original Y.M.C.A. was founded in London in 1844. It has become one of the most widely dispersed organizations on the face of this old terrestial sphere. In the span of years since 1846 the services of our N.A.C.A. have been many and varied. Its achievements in giving diversified food for thought once a week are as precious gems which shine with fadeless lustre in the diadem of Service tradition. THE USHERS Standing — Leonard. Bird, Fisher, Lentz, Pratt, Graf, Sweet ser. Sitting — Phares, Elliott, Dunlap, Sylvester, Smith, Scrymgeour. 2.61 Standing — Campbell, Weimer, Nilon, Willis, Ramsey, McDill, ,J..liii»uii, I ' aUuk. Sitting — Strother, Fisher, Grover, Greenwald (Chairman), Alexander (Asst. Chairman), Pine, Weaver. THE RECEPTION COMMITTEE THE activities of the Reception Committee have, within the past year, been expanded, organized, and efficiently administered to a degree never before equalled in the history of the Academy. Under the leadership of an able and popular chairman the work of the Committee has progressed steadily and rapidly. Superb cooperation from the Executive, Athletic, and Commissary Depart- ments has been of great aid, while the whole-hearted support of the Regiment has been of inestim- able value in the entertainment of visiting teams. Praise and high commendation, together with a knowledge of doing well a good work, have been the rewards of the members of the Committee. The mission of this organization is the establishment of cordial relations with the schools, col- leges, and universities with which we come in contact through the medium of representative teams. This mission has been held foremost at all times. By bringing teams into close contact with the life of the Regiment it is believed that a better understanding of the life in the Navy will be developed in centers of learning thro ughout the country. In the furtherance of this idea, practical considerations concerning the comfort and happiness of the visiting athletes have ruled all others. It is desired that they feel at home while they are with us, and that their wants be fulfilled in so far as it is possible for the committee to do so. Many Midshipman entertainments, drills, and exercises have been at- tended by our visitors while the various interesting spots of the yard have been sought out and inter- preted to them. The members of the committee have considered it a joy to meet the men who have come to compete against us. This has gone a long way toward making the duties of the organization pleasant. From the standpoint of the other school it is seen that the friendly feeling developed in the Regiment toward such schools is another worth-while factor in the work. The activities this past year have been particularly marked by a spirit of close cooperation between the members of the committee themselves and between the various departments whose work is related to that of the committee. Nothing has been left to chance but close association with the teams has been stressed at all times. Improved methods of obtaining and disseminating information concerning our guests led to greater efficiency and a wider appreciation by all hands of the part that they play in our life here. It is to be hoped that this branch of midshipman activity will continue to grow and broaden its field. There is a more prominent place for it here than in the average college. There will never be a dearth of men interested in the work and with further development of the present spirit of co-ordma- tion, it should take its rightful place among our organizations. -m 161 .. f •.!♦»; ' ;d|| W. Top Roil ' — Klakring, Lindsley. Stuart, Ballanoe, Shapley, Carusi, Neblett, Henry, Curry. Middle Raw — Keady. Cooper, Dunn, Raugh, Boughton, Le Hardy, Johnson. Bottom Row — Kern, Wells. THE HOP COMMITTEE SON, are those two doing the Charleston? " And, Son — who might be anyone of the slicked haired, sword-belted individuals of the Hop Committee— darts posthaste towards the accused couple to determine their official status as regards the degree of eccentricity of movement. But being a reform worker does not constitute all of the duties of the members of said committee. There must be some tactful soul at every hop to gracefully explain to the hostess why her taxi was late, to introduce the unknown to her, or to explain just how it happens that Midshipman Gadget is dragging a Miss Somebody-or-other. There must be some witty person to keep those who look on entertained, to act as a waiter with the punch glasses, and to otherwise provide that homey atmosphere we so often read about. There must be some authoritative looking individual to keep the stag line in the center of the floor, to make bold speeches when a shoe buckle or some other bit of feminine apparel has been found, and to prevent any of the flaming youths from leaving the security of the Armory. There must be somebody to mtroduce the visiting teams— in spite of their oxford bags— to our drags. And we must have decorations— consequently— the Hop Committee. And then, too, there is the June Ball. No one ever realizes how much work is connected with the final and best hop of the year. Each class wants to make its June Ball a greater success than the pre- ceding one. Soft lights, long low hanging draperies, the lighted numerals of the graduating class combine with a kaleidoscope of feminine garments to make the most wonderful of vivid nights. And now must the Hop Committee perform its most arduous task of the year. Everyone knows the en- thusiasm shown by the Regiment towards football, but no one can feel the keen desire to see a foot- ball game that a middle experiences the night of the June Ball. If you have ever tried to keep the lower decks clear during skipper ' s inspection you can imagine the task connected with the June Ball in attempting to keep the " June-nighted " midshipmen in their assigned area. A memberof the Hop Committee has not, as is thought by most individuals, a political job, with all play and no work. There is also the " bum grease. " One may often hear a disappointed little girl say to her escort, " the old meany, " or words to that effect. 7 W- 163 ■,A standing — Anderson. Long, FUppin, Forsberg. Silting — Burnsidc, Greenwald (Chairman), Meade. THE CLASS SUPPER COMMITTEE IIFE is a hard and prosaic game at the best. It is said by those who have passed along the road ahead - of us, that there are all too few incidents that loom up out of the mist of years after one has passed the sixtieth or seventieth mile post, things that still can be enjoyed a half a century after they took place, things that come back to make us happy again when someone says, " But say, old pal, do you remember " Here in the little isolated world that is known as the Naval Academy a man ' s class is, next to the Academy itself, the strongest bond that he has. Yet there is only one time in the life of any class when its members can gather all together, beyond the Academy walls, and cement the bonds of friendship, before the service call scatters them to the far corners of the earth, never to be again regathered in one group in this world, and with a large chance of being divided in the next. And so it may be that, in after years, " when two or three shall meet, and old tales be retold, " some one will remark, " But say, old man, do you remember the class supper at the Southern in Balti- more, " and then from this one or that one will come fragments, . . . " Remember how Dubie ' was adorned with floral offerings, " and, " The music was worth a million, " or, " Remember how all the gang crowded up so that the entertainers had to do their stuff in about a foot and a half of floor space, " and so on as the high lights of the evening are brought forth and lit again, and the class supper is lived over again in all its glory and splendor. It needs no review here of the swift-moving events of that eventful evening to bring it all back to your minds. The chow, the music, the entertainment, the general sense of " belonging, " of being " one of the boys, " of feeling that, wherever you might meet again, each man in that room would be a true friend, who would do for you anything that he could, and share with you anything that he had— it was the kind of a function that will last in memory as long as there is a member of the Class of ' 2.6 above the sod or above the sea. The story would not be complete without some mention of the work of Jimmie Greenwald and his committee that first made the affair possible for us, then arranged the dinner, then arranged the program, then rearranged the dinner, then rearranged the program, and so on ad infinitum, till the finished product was spread before our delighted eyes on the night of the 2.1st of February, 192.6, at less cost, by the way, than any Class Supper has been given before. 164 Sttindinii—Cimrnd, Meade, Lee, Parker, Goyette, Sittinij — Greenwald, Burnside, Grover (Chairman), Eddy, Sylvester. THE CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE " T THO said there ain ' t no Santy Claus? Who well, he ought to know. Every year about the time the leaves begin to fall, when the air is getting snappy, and when " colors " sounds recall from drill, a group of little boys who have heard of Santy Claus band together to procure a Christ- mas Card for the Regiment, something different of course, and after selecting one they know no one else will like, they strive manfully to circulate their choice of " greetings for the Yule Tide Sea- son, " by the dozens and half-dozens, to those brave lads who will eventually sum up the courage to broadcast the results of their efforts to mankind. This vear the Committee set out with the firm intentions of getting something better at a more attractive price. After looking over a number of excellent cards, any one of which would have satis- fied the most meticulous, in our mind, the card submitted with " snow, " originality in assembly, and the painting of a new cruiser under way was finally chosen. Its selection was a hard one over its numerous competitors and we only wished that the regiment might have had all the cards submitted from which to choose their Christmas thoughts. The operations of the Committee were successful from a financial standpoint, the card cos ting but twenty-five cents, a reduction of ten cents from the cost of the card of the previous year. Although the price of the card was lowered, its quality, we think, was raised. Heretofore a good deal of the monev paid for the card has gone toward paying for the elaborate glazed box in which the card came. This year we had no box, but a simple envelope which served the purpose just as well and permitted a lower postal rate. The card was condensed to two pages. The front folder had a beautifully colored picture of a win- ter night scene, with Bancroft Hall set off in snow and light, and the evergreen tree and the Japanese bell in the foreground. The painting was the work of Mr. Lee, the artist who did the color work for the Lucky Bag, being a picture of the Trenton at sea. An added feature was that this inner picture could be easily removed and had a border which lent itself to framing. The sales of the Christmas Card were excellently conducted by the second classmen on the com- mittee, one handling the distribution of the cards in each battalion. After the last penny had been counted and recounted, and the proceeds had been turned over to the 1916 Li ch Bag, Jim Greenwald wore a $600 smile for davs, while Paul Grover, our energetic chairman, breathed a long sigh of relief. 16s Stand ing Fottle, Perrill, Zunuuehlen. Pari ili. Sitting — Eddy, Lee, Boughton. THE CREST COMMITTEE AFTER Christmas of Plebe Year, the various companies elected the - following men to compose the Class Crest Committee: First Company, Parish; Second Company, Perrill; Third Company, Potter; Fourth Company, Boughton; Fifth Company, Whelan; Sixth Com- pany, Pottle; Seventh Company, Lee; Eigh th Company, Zurmuehlen. Eddy was chosen from the Class at large, and Lee was elected Chair- man. After working over several conventional designs, a working drawing submitted by Eddy was finally developed into the finished crest. THE CHEER LEADERS Ransom Eddy Rule l66 r Vj] " SX H 1 iw ' Si ' jHj J W t j, ' t Standing — Flippin, Greenacre, Scryiiigeour, Johnson. Sitting — Nichols, Lee, Eddy, Sylvester, Greenwald. THE RING COMMITTEE ABOUT Easter of Youngster Year the companies selected men to serve on the - Ring Com mittee. The following were chosen: First Company, Greenwald; Second Company, Johnsop; Third Company, Sylvester; Fourth Company, Eddy; Fifth Company, Greenacre; Sixth Company, Nichols; Seventh Company, Perdue; Eighth Company, Scrymgeour; and Lee and Flippin at large. Eddy was elected Chairman. The design for the ring was soon chosen, and by the Cruise the ring was finallv selected. THE KEEPERS OF THE GOAT Redfield De Wolfe h ' -. k% i67 viT ' ., 168 3 i= ? f I I I THe ge of sail ? ip steam [ 5 ) $ THE FEATURES % , ' v y . THE FEATURE SECTION " DY many it is considered in poor taste to say that Barrie is whimsical or to say that so and so is - - musical, or that this or that one has a sense of humor. There are several of these qualities that when mentioned cause the speaker to be regarded as rather an outsider, and perhaps there are some reasons for such regard. It might be that one who says that Barrie is whimsical tells all he knows of Barrie in that one word, and thus is barred from any intelligent discussion of him. It is unforgivable to express oneself all at once. And to say that another is musical immediately shows that one knows little of music, and so cannot be forgiven by those to whom music is vital to existence. For music cannot be expressed in a word, and to attempt to, indicates a misconception of its value. One would not say that a master violinist is musical. Imagine a man who after years of study and struggle, places himself before an audience to evoke in it an aesthetic emotion, and imagine someone saying afterwards, " Wasn ' t he musical? " And so with the words, " sense of humor. " They cannot adequately describe all the phases of enjoyment that arise from appreciation of incongruity, satire, wit, nonsense, all the things that cause men to smile inwardlv or outwardly. There are these things that cannot be talked about, being too delightful or intangible, or too much connected with THE HIGH PLACE. They are reverenced for fear that if we become too familiar with them, they will disappear. Yet it might be fitting to every now and then offer a tribute to the gods of humor, so that they may know how deeply we are indebted to them for keeping before us our own absurdity, and to the little gods of nonsense a bow for the meaningless. " And so, dear reader, " we take pleasure in pre- senting for your approval the 192.6 Gas Bag. (H- x v ■ 2.70 THE GAS BAG ■LJl. ■ ' -7 , 3ln Etjcrp matfjine ti)tve are parts, fumtions anb perfjaps otf)£r parts, tfjc operation of totjicf) is obstureb fap ttje magnificent performance of tfje tufjole mechanism. 3fust sucfj parts, functions, anb perftaps otljer parts are tf)ose pertaining to (Cpicpclic (gear QCrains. Iln tljetr unstocrbing purpose, in tfjcir explicit utilitp, anb in tijeir unselfist) sacrifice tbere is to be perceibeb a boljollp noble anb inspiring moral. Cfjcrefore, to tljc Spirit of (Epicpclic (gear tCrains is tftis (gas J@ag respectfuUp bebicateb remcm- bering, of cou rse, tijat funbamentallp n = me+a— ae. M ' M ' P -r .vH ' 2-73 p — f ' l ' ' l ' l ' l ' l ' h 7 Page 270 Page 270 Page 270 Page 270 Page 270 Page 272 Page 273 Page 275 Page 276 Page 277 Page 284 I HHH Efje 1926 (gag Pag ERRATA Change The Gas Bag To read The Ges Beg. Change first line of the Errata to read Gas Bag. Delete clause pertaining to spots on mirror, substitute line one. Tan Cos sec. change to read Tan sec cos Delete joke He: " What can you play on that fiddle? " Him: " I can play anything. " He: " Can you play a piano on it? " Substitute He: " Who was that lady I seen you with last night? " Him: " That was no lady, that was my wife. " First line Change change to read Change. Delete Academic Grope substitute therefore Academic Group. Qoasui. Page 274 Delete Substitute Insert " As a matter of record " after ship. Strike out the word " wife " and substitute therefore word " lady " . Change I to read Me. Change tan to read 3cos tan sec esc. Add: The passage from Greenbury Point to Annapolis was made with comparative ease as our Navigator happened to fall in with a coasting merchant steamer, the Gov. Emerson C. Harrington, which was bound for Annapolis and be- tween the charts of the Harrington and the skill of our Navigator we arrived in utmost safety. EDITOR 1926 GRS B IG C— R550C. EDITOR 9Zb GAS BAG ZA Diagramatic sketch of Organization showing " feed-back " effects. M-l ' l — r 1 ' ' Pf ' aoQsajo i: — X 2-74 € )t 1926 asi ?ias jFourtoorb M m in Jfun Copprigtt This edition or conglomeration of fanatical ideas having been duly proofed, set in standard type, censored, approved, corrected, proofread and again set in type we, the Board of Editors, hope that no further copyright is needed to protect this section or whatever it is that the copyright does do to a publication. William Crav ' ford Eddy, E. L. D. Roach, ind. _@ ri ' i ' H ' i ' ' ' ' i ' i — " " ' q; : fm - WE THE GRASS A CHAMCE } y;J;JiJ ir ® IfifiQCCC- I Ml I I uV-A-tA -aoaijct 7 ® (£ -I ' l ' M ' W 2-75 7 2) ' — ' A iiarb ieUjg VISITORS PLEASE REMAIN THE TERRACES . a RI ri ' ' B k liSlHI BBHI k CrlW w CLASS TREEi, ' 97, ' 98, ' 99, ' o} , ' 05 INCLUSIVE A BIT OF THE GROUNDS tm - ( ci ' i CM K H. U. EAST WlNr, P - IP ipHBi 1 ■ ■ ,■ M J B 1 h " 1 J ■ m 1 H 1 1 UjrTI VI ' -ITOiTj 3p 1 ' ' H HE . -r Lv A H)ZV NOOk EmastQ. Historical Note — In the Eigh- teenth century French philosophic writers again expoumled the doctrine. l£4 A WINDOW r — ■nrOTiflio -J JTWTxn r -®- jmxua 2-76 2-77 7 ' P " — (•(• • ' •I ' H ' I ' It AMT )t 1926 ( as; ?Pag ooaaA Criod Rastus: " Whear dya all git dat soot on on yo shouldah? " Sam: " Dat ain ' t soot, dat is dandruff. " He: " What ' ll you want for breakfast dear? " She: " You know what I want " . He: " Yes, I knpw what you want, but you ' ve got to eat sometime. " He: " What ' s all the noise upstairs? " Him: " That ' s father dragging his heavy underwear across the deck. " Minister: " And how is my little lad to- day? " Little Lad: " Sh-- not so loud-- dad might hear you. " She: " Where ' s all your luggage? " He: " Lost it. " Her: " What, lost all your luggage? What happened? " It: " Cork came out. " S) It ' s easy enough to be pleasant When life flows round and round But the man wortli while Is the man who can smile When his garter ' s comin ' down. ffl. c;® Gish: " Do you know that wolves come in packs? " Gush: " That ' s nothing, so do Camels. " ' M ' i ' l ' lih I — ■nrtfnaoo w«oJk 1 I If) As the Baltimore Boy once said: " Our cow quit giving milk, so we sold him. " ZX ■ flaoaaiQ- 178 AWi ' 1 CBea — J, £jUU1( " li v i .- j-®3 £W32CCiL. 7 (£ @ I I III I m:o -»a 2-79 7 S) h K ( ' Itf-I ' l ' l ' l ' l-I - ' v r 1)0 Clagsieg LESSON I Plebe Year CLASS PRESIDENT VOCABULARY (Characters Listed in the order in which they appear) Liked (Fr. ravir - - to caress fondly) as in " He liked her in silk dresses. " I (Pers. tjhrdbiijvsj) " Only in sing. exc. in exp. between the eyes. " Would {Arab, zvould - - ' ' to cry violently for " ) e.g. " She would al- cohol. " I. Frank and John liked to play with boats. 2.. One day John ' s father said " I think you and Frank should go to Annapolis. " 3. " That would be fine, " said Frank. 4. " The hell it would, " said John. 5. John was right. LESSON II Youngster Year VOCABULARY (Characters listed in the order in which they appear) Whole- {Lith. hole) as in " to hole in one " ; also eagle. Played- {Scotch, plaid) e. g. " It was all played out. " All- {Penn. all- ' ' no Santy Claus " ) viz. Yes, Joe, but that ' s not all. " I. Frank and John had been at Annapolis for a whole year and played all kinds of games, z. Now they were getting ready to go down to the sea in ships 3. You can guess how they felt. 4. " I bet we have a good time on the ocean, " said 1 Frank. 5. " That shows how much;, WiSlU. CLASS PRESIDENT you know, " said John. 6. And it did. lii i ' l ' r ' r -®- " X — IC 2.80 WVW H ■ _ ri ' l ' l ' i ' l ' ' ' H ' i — 1 Z VLf t Clag£iesi LESSON III Second Class Year VOCABULARY { Characters listed in the order in which they appear) CLASS PRESIDENT Ready- (Scand. " " coai andhat " ) as in expression, " Whose ready? " Wet-(Gr. S.A.E.- ' ' to be damp " ) l.Law. wet 2. Zool. wet 3. Obs. wet. Was- (Chin. Was, God of Static) -not to be confused with later " Were. " I. Frank and John had been at Annapohs two years when Frank decided to take a shower, i. He went to the shower and turned the knob. 3. Frank was tim- orous at first but John was jubilant. 4. " I ' m afraid I shall get all wet, " said Frank. 5. " You won ' t get, you are, said John. 6. Again John was right. LESSON IV First Class Year VOCABULARY (Characters listed in the order in which they appear) ' Hoyi-{Swed. vsaasv, mean ' ' anyone but Ruth " e. g. " Now, Joe. " Which-(0. E. witch; Norm, watch; Arab. IngersoU) as " one which. " Not-{ Jfgh. not- " later on perhaps " ) soil. " Not tonight. " I. Frank and John were now first classmen, x. They often others thought of love. 3. Once John invited a girl to come to Annapolis. 4. Frank saw him with the girl. 5. He later asked, " Did I not see you with a girl last night? " 6. " Yes, " said John. 7. He was buried Tuesday. ® n iaceocc " ' k 7 e -lioaittj V. ' .oO ' f i8i t — (it ' -N ' N ' h 7 A 7 Jje 1926 (§a ?Bag ® J Middle First: " How ' s to get me a paper? " Middle Second: " Sorry, can ' t do it - - I only got a dime and if I break it it ' ll go like water. " Joseph: " What a nice hand you have. " Josephine: " I ' m sort of attached to it myself. " ' Mil — r -« Ttmaoo Telegram from invited guest to host: ! Wash out on line, cannot come. Reply, host to guest: ! Come anyway, borrow a shirt. He Him: " I shot a dog, today. " She: " Was he mad? " Her: " Well, he wasn ' t so damned pleased about it. " Qsma 2.8Z , -J " _(g [H ' l ' l ' l ' l ' ' ' " l ' l - X. IE cstemxe. ,r ® +I ' H ' I ' |l vS A L -tBoaitc 7 (£ ' H ' l ' V- 2.83 ' ' Z- t Cruisie aaaai THE PRACTICE SQUADRON Our first cruise was on the four great battle wagons that ply the coasting trade between Guantanamo and Hampton Roads, The Reina, the Cumberland, The Shakysides, and the Emma Giles. Seven hours after the Navigator had made landfall on the chart, we came in sight of the coasts of Magnesia. Many interesting liberties were spent on shore, the immense dairies of " Magnesia which produce the world-famed Milk of Magnesia attracting no little atten- tion. Our next Cruise, (and this was a dandy,) took us again to foreign shores after cruising up and down the coast for three days in an attempt to verify the Navigators expected or assumed position. We steamed into the Bay of Phosphorus where we enjoyed ourselves for several weeks among the Phosphorescents. We left on the Emma Giles, The Reina, The Shakysides, and The Cumberland for our nat- ive shores. Again the Navigator went wrong on his lines of position and instead of arriving at the eastern entrance to St. Louis, as the charts said, we made Hampton Roads late on a dusty August afternoon. Our next cruise was to foreign stations, as had been the previous two cruises. Although the squadron had been changed considerably from that of the previous years, consisting of The Shakysides, The Emma Giles, The Cumberland, and The Reina, we managed to keep the same navigator as on the two previous jaunts. Great interest (43 %) was shown in finance as we steamed slowly by the gigantic Banks of Newfoundland and out onto the broad Atlantic where after swinging ship for residual deviations, our Navigator lost his way. However, luck was still with us as we fell in behind a Merchantman bound for Sicily and two months later arrived in Sardinia which our Navigator was lucky enough to identify by the sign on the Post Office. Anchor fishing gave us ample chance to see the Sardines at work in the large schools where they live and learn and also gave us ample time for our Navigator to buv a chart to be used on the trip back home. We again set out for our native shores and made the trip up the bay without incident or accident. Our Navigator used Dog Reckoning for the greater part of the trip back (Dog Reckoning means taking a sight every three days by going out on the bridge and veil- ing. If you are too near shore, the dogs on shore will begin to bark and you can then steer out.) Coming up the Bay we relieved the watch as was necessary and Our Navigator shifted to Potato Navigation. (Potato Nav- igation, used mostly at night, consists in the Navigator standing on the bridge and throwing potatoes first to starboard and then to port. If he can hear them splash each time he knows that he is safe but when no splash follows he should steer ut a bit.) ( Cont ' d oil page 2-j4). M ' I ' l- -■nrflfnooo ..aoggona 184 z 0xQani}atiom T. G. I. P. CLUB " In every org;inization there are a lew " — and upon that happy axiom was our club founded. Our member- ship, while large at first, was dis- mayingly reduced by such factors as isoiation, climate, and the existent social liberties in ports which we isited. Howeyer, we admit this •gradual extirpation of the species, as It were, without regret although re- t;ret has doubtless often been a com- mingled emotion. For those remain- ing we quote the quaint Swedish proverb, " Hips firm. " Hf : r ' % y r y TRIPOD SOCIETY " In every organization the majority " — bur that ' s an- other tale, tho perhaps a mere detail. Our member- ship, while small at first, has been refreshingly increased by such factors as isolation, climate, and existent social conditions in foreign ports which we visited. However, we admit this sophistication of the species, as it were, with unmitigated joy, since undoubtedly joy has been a commingled emotion. Those who have fallen into our ranks we know shall remain, so for them we quote that quaint Swedish proverb, " Turn to forward lying. " MATTRESS CLUB A poet or a plumber once remarked that in the life of every man who has striven, and to some degree succeeded, there comes a time when he is willing to pause in his toil and rest upon his laurels, or upon any other promisingly comfortable piece of furniture in sight. Our society has attempted to include upon its pillow those who considered their appointment to the glorious and illustrious rank of midshipman the inception of a four year relaxation per- iod, those who at early adolescence were willing to step aside that the younger ., , , generation might achieve its due, those i: ' CY r disciples of Morpheus who have come to regard consciousness as both a silly and ' unnecessary sensation. How well we have succeeded may be adjudged by examina- tion of the above picture MATTRESS CLUB _X X. 1 i J-® ' 3 M ' }W L I ' I 7 (V ' X ' .M ' 85 7 ,1 — tufloa I 1 « j tfjleticsi TEAM CAPTAINS THE SHAKING TEAM Truly we may forget who fought and won the Battle Tshushima, we may forget the equation of the trajectory, and we may even forget to let the pictures " woik " our problems, T]1L TLAM but we can never forget those tense, breathless heartrending moments of the Last Intertabular Shaking Meet where a sum total of one hun- dred thirty-nine apples and oranges was at stake. Never. If there be an ounce of red blood in your veins — (and a simple test is made by cutting the jugular vein with any sharp instru- ment) — you will remember those few immortal minutes. Of Sam (Stainless) SeckendorfF for his stellar successes with scissors, of Red (Ready) Rule for his ruthless reprisals with rock, and of Peter (Peddling) Pyz- ick for his perfect performance with paper, honorable mention is hereby rec- orded. The Score Apples Won Oranges Lost Apples Lost Oranges Won 0505 17 3 17 3 30 8 30 8 6 13 6 13 0000 Table 86 46 ii Training Staff " Score 36om. 14.69 ■L.J12. •57 -X73 C This was later reduced to 360 so as to interfere with local stations. The staff table was ruled ineligible for attempting to use stucco instead of rock. THE ARMY-NAVY GAME The great annual service debating contest was held at Ebbetts Field, Brook- lyn (advt.) amidst the violent cheering and shouting of the ticket speculators. Browne of Navy was the hero of the day, turning what seemed an inevitable ' defeat into a dazzling victory by an ingenious strategem. The Cadets in their argument had alleged that a Navy man had been seen on the street with a lady the night before. In his rebuttal Browne with exceedingly pleasing eloquence can- didly admitted that the allegation was true. This clever and unexpected retort so bewildered the Greylegs that they fled the field in hopeless confusion. z. M ' Pl ■JOCCtTMMO I ' l ' f r) -®- JTTTTXn- 7 S) And Maintenant Mad- ame, 710US avons the per- fect perfume, ' ' parfume parfait " ; created for you Madame by the ateliers of Paris. The petite boteiUe de Noir et Blanc, Sec ou Fort is the hitest { " dernier " ) creation of our Parfeum- eures. A parfume, Madnme. with an overwhehning rigeur in a Fisher body, Madame; prepared exclusively for you, Madame. The breath of Paris is on your boudoir table when you specify FooFoo ' 7e parfume im- possible. " Made of the juice of various fruits and vegetables and yet poss- essing an unearthly odeur that so far has remained unprecedented, Madame. FooFoo and Foo At- eliers a Paris Rue Par- nasse et al. The School of the Dance Are you ever ( ml);irriiss( ' cl when on the spur of the mo- ment you find that you have forgotten how to wahz. The girl is there, jirobaljly the only girl in the woi-ld to you, and yet you must be weighed in the balance and founil wanting. Is there no succor, no relief for this apjjalling state of aifairs? Let Dolly Graham and liis Masterful Mob of Musical Maniacs put new fire in your eyes and new life in yoiu ' veins. Learn the new Boom Dri]) Drip and the other i)opular dances of the age. Doll y Graham School of the Dance EXCHANGES He: " Who was that lady I seen you with? " She: " That wasn ' t no lady, that was my wife. " — Colgate Biiiiler. He: " Who was that lady I seen you with? " She: " That wasn ' t no lady, that was my wife. " — Notre Dcuiie Juggler. He; " Who was that lady I seen you with? " She: " That wasn ' t no lady, that was my wife. " — Sla nfont ( ' hdppwel. He: " Who was that lady I seen you with? " She: " That wasn ' t no lady, that was my wife. " — Brown Jug. He: " Who was that lady that I seen you with? " She: " That wasn ' t no lady, that was my wife. " — Coliiiiitna JeMer. He: " Who was that lady I seen you with? " She: " That was no lady, that was my wife. " — Bliick and Blue ■lag. He: " Who was that lady 1 seen you with? " She: " That was no lady that was my wife. " — Michigan Gargoyle. He: " Who was that lady I seen you with? " She: " That was no lady, that was my wife. " —Pitt Panther. Come in and seeOurPhillipino Drill. Recognized by the entire .•ierv- iceas tlie bent driller in the ranlcs of mesfi attendants. Right face, left face, all around the town or what have you. You can ' t beat u.s at thift game of Uniforms. We make a special price to M idshipmen. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays and ( .so Moil, Tues, Thurs, Fri, and on Weil, and Sat, ROONEY TO ROONEY TO ROONEY Our Profit Sharing Club Plan Every Midshipman who liuys a New Navy Sword from us for the small price of Forty-Five Dollars l-lh) , we will present him with one large Lithogra])hed Diploma and will present to the class a present of Twentv Dol- lars (20). (2) Or if the Present to the class is not desired we will be more than glad to sell the New Navy Sword in cjuest ion for the Small anil insignifi- cant sum of Twentv- Five Dollars (2.5). aaoai jrnmffi f -Mj nil If ' i88 Z -Vl v _ fH ' l ' H ' l ' ' ' H ' l THE LOG EDITORIAL Humor is like the dew that settles upon the pearly petals of the rose at dawn, and yet how many midshipmen possess it? Perhaps, it ' s true, not many. By a superfieial and partial few it has been claimed that the chief cause is the food served in the Mess Hall. Such logic is misleading if leading at all — for what is more humorous than applying the designation " food " to that which we are served. Notwithstanding the averrment.s made by those who may know something about almost anything else, we maintain steadily, firmly, and unwaveringly that tho wit is rare — and it ever was — it is not yet e.xtinct. In support of our contention we offer the following, which is a conversa- tion verbatim heard between two inmates of our institution. " Say, Charley, who was that woman I heard you were with last night? " " That wasn ' t a herd, " replied Charley, much to the delight of all tho.S( earshot. ho.se who were just out of THE LOG STAFF 7 W. C. EDDY, 1st Editor-in-Chief E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Business Manager W. C. EDDY, 1st Managing Editor E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd . Advertising Manager W. C. EDDY, 1st Art Editor E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Athletic Editor W. C. EDDY, 1st ... . Circulation Manager E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Office Manager W. C. EDDY, 1st Feature Editor E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd News Editor W. C. EDDY, 1st Exchanges E. L. D. ROACH, 2nd Features Eddy, ' W. C, Lst Roach, E. L. D., 2nd Editorial Staff Eddy, W. C, 1st Athletic Staff Roach, E, L. D., 2nd News Staff Eddy, W. C, 1st Roach, E. L. D., 2nd W. C. Eddy, 1st Fitz Lee, 2nd International Roach, E. L. D., 2nd Academic Roach, E. L. D., 2nd Contributors E. L. D. Roach, 2nd W. C. Eddy, 1st E. Boughton, 3rd J. L. Burn.side, 4th m) (£ iBoaxcfc 189 7 J — (■l ' ( ' f ' l ' l ' H ' l-i g .L-tflDflO f I t J Page 4 THE LOG THESE CHARMING KNIGHTS Aichel Marlen Once upon a time, but that wouldn ' t matter any- way — for as Pansy always remarked, " One never Ivnows — the really . " She had lived in Wardour for two winters — people like Pansy always did. It became a habit with them. She was sitting on the floor now, playing with her false teeth. She was like that. The doorbell rang. She answered it; but not until teeth which were not her own had sunk deep into her gums. " You have a " " Yes I think " " But not for " " Well, it " " Of course " The last was drowned in the roar of the messen- ger ' s bicycle as it rushed into the Wardour night. She had lived in Wardour for two winters — people like Pansy always did. It became a habit with them. The telegram was from Mural of course. HE WAS GOOD LOOKING IN A SIMPLE SORT OF A WAY " Perhaps the twenty-eighth will do. Can ' t forget Gregory tho, he might have left earlier. Besides with you " Mural needed her, that was apparent. People like Mural were always needing someone. Still there was no use in getting ready now — it was only Feliruary. .Jime week would come in June; Jime week was like that. And here was Mural now; the doorbell must l)e out of order — doorbells were so appalUngly discord- ant, one had to answer them. Mural was in uniform. He always was; that was how Pansy recognized him. Men were so much alike. Mural was good- looking, tho — in a sim] le sort-of-a-way. H is nose was red, too, tho not from exposure to all kinds of weath- er, but from too frequent blowing. " Didn ' t I see you with Gregory last night ' ? " " God, did vou see us ' ? " ' I ■jTtmfft- 1 zgo WW _ ri ' i ' M ' i ' ' ' H ' i — " t: ; THE LOG Page 5 Now Percival Denishawn Guantanamo Jones Was a Mid who was bloody and very high toned. While Peter O ' Malley McPrintwistle Gish Was naught Ijut an ordinary poor little Hsh. If stories ran true and we all know they must, It ' s up to McPrintwistle to make the big ))ust, But Ilistory repeats and the old time worn gag, Was pulled by Guantanamo ccmcerning his drag: TIME WORN GAG IN QUESTION: " Who was that lady I seen you with? " " That was no lady, that was my drag. " Lenine: " Qui est la dame que j ' ai vu avec vous le dernier soir ....? " Trotsky: " Ce ' n ' est pas une dame, elle est ma femme " . Joe: " Who was that lady I seen you with last night? " Jo: " That wasn ' t no lady, that was my drag. " A Bugle Note for Jo Mc Tyffe, Who admitted the lady was none but his wife. The Best Story That I Heard Today .... The best story that I heard today was told me by Jo Sjjlpft whom tM will rememlier was the half cousin to Bill ( " Battlin ' " ) Ppzfhh. Bdl C ' Battlin ' " ) Ppzfhh used to be an old pal of the Mortimer Denties, The Dentiesof Bar X Fame. Bill with his usual wit and humor which he always mixes with his stories, stopiied mc on the street the other day and tiild me a right good storv atiout good old Jon Vtfrtz, the old Jon ' tfrtz that used to ride with good old William C ' ButTalo Bill " ) Cody in his wild west show. It seems that the cither day a colored servant of Charley Spzv was walking down the street when he ran right smack into oiu- old friend, Pete Hhhjh. " Who was that lady I seen you with last night? " says Pete. " That wasn ' t no lady that was my wife, " says Jerrv right back at him. That ' s ' Jerry all over, just a good-natured fellow that helps make the world go round. OUR WEEKLY RADIO MESSAGE 7 (£ M ' l ' l ' W xgi 7 T 5) — i ' l ' f ' ' ' l ' l ' l ' l ' i-i 1 fMTT- Page 6 THE LOG r. A ' John: " Who was that lady that I seen you with last night? " Jean: " That wasn ' t no lady that was me fiancee. " To The O.A.O. To Vdur i-liestnut eyos of l)luc I swear my love, my (I.A.O. And tho my voice should not ring true I ' d shout my love, my O.A.O. So if the shadow veils the pike I swear my love, my O.A.O. I ' ll always be a red red Mike I swear to love mv 0..A.0. I Wonder The other day I saw a man Walking down the street With a kuly. Later I asked him Who the lady was, But he just Looked at me, And I wondered. 2 ACT COMEDY Scene — The Fountain (Moore ' s). Charnrterx — 1 Midshipman; another midship- man. ACT I 1st Mid— " I think I ' ll bone juice tonight. " •2nd Mid— " So will I. " ACT II 1st Mid — " Who was that lady I seen you .sketching last night? " 2nd Mid — " That wasn ' t a lady, that was a sine curve. " Curtain. mttsm Wop: " i Ouien estaba la muj- er contigo la noche pasada ? " Pow: " No estaba mujer-esta- ba miesposa. " - © r Sisum rl-l ' l ' l ' l- ' ' ! ' ! ' ! ' 1 CQCO-J, THE DATA ACADEMIC - PROFESSIONAL - INTERNATIONAL Page 7 Whale Washed Ashore Many Finns Discovered But Few Naturalized Tlu ' so-called residfuts of Eastport were startled out of a comparatively sound sleep at eleven o ' clock Tuesda ' morn- ing by an unexpected explosion at the local fish market. Upon searching for a possible clue to the mystery, two whales, apparently brother and sister, were discovered on the prop- erty of X. Y. Zmbuni — now residing at the foot of Duke of York Street. Limited quaran- tine restrictions are hereby placed on his residence. Among the more important stati-sties gathered were the following: Length overall 32.17 Length underall 32.17 Displacement in salt water . 14.69 lbs. abs. Displacement in local drink- ing water. .14.69 Uis. abs. Net weight 00.36 Since there were two whales these dimensions may be multiplied by 3.5. A.s no net was used the cor- rection for height of eye can be taken directly from table 46. When asked for a statement the hero began, " Who was that lady , " At this instant he fell, the victim of a heavy blunt instrument. At the time of go- ing to ))ress he was resting comfortably. Books Received The Naval Electrician 2 vols. - Bullard This is a highly entertaining and instructive novel through- out and the authors wit is seem- ingly inimitable. The climax is reached when the electrician ' s wife questions him about the woman she heard in his room last night to which the electric- ian replies, " That wasn ' t a wo- man, it was the radio " . We con- " ' , sider this to be one of the : . ty choicest tidbits )_ oiiav of literature. Eminent Speaker Addresses Heathen Association . n unthinking few may con- sider us fortunate to have had Dr. V. P. Thivhx, V..M.. K.C., A.. .O.X.M..S. address us vipon " The Temptations of a Hermit Crab " last Friday, or was it Monday. After telling other witty stor- ies for fifteen minutes without arousing a chuckle, the speaker selected a hilarious anecdote about a woman who, when questioned as to the identity of the policeman with whom she had been seen, replied, " That wasn ' t a policeman, that was a Midshipman. " Needless to say this brought down the house. We are sorry to hear that Dr. Tlavhx is aljout to vuidcrgo an operation on only his throat, but we hope that we shall have the pleasure of hearing him again sometime when he has lost his voice completely. Professional Notes Those who follow the ups and downs of our nation ' s ships will lie interested to hear that the P.W. 6-26 which was raised only last week has again set- tled in the deep for a jieriod not to exceed ten days. The P.W ' . 6-26 was also assigned 50 demerits as a matter of record by sentence of the court. Dur- ing the court martial the judge- advocate questioned the ac- cused as to the identity of the woman with whom he had been seen the preccdmg even- ing. The accused answered that it was too dark to have been seen. At this juncture of the proceedings the counsel for the accused objected to the strange behaviour of the .senior mem- ber who had been stuffing con- fetti into the mouth of the second member for some time, thus rendering this unfortunate totally insensate. The court was then cleared and nine pretzels were served. Recent Transfers Ens. R. W.Bymll; det. V. S. S. Smoke, to U. S. S. Hall. Ens. P. V. Jrbxltse; det. U. S. S. Smoke, to U. S. S. Hall. Ens. R. W. Bnydt; det. U. S. S. Hall, to U. S. S. Smoke. Ens. P. V. Jrbxltse; det. U. S. S. Hall, to U. S. S. Smoke. World Affairs War declared! All of Europe entangled in its meshes. Presi- dent declares war! (President can ' t declare war so Congress must have declared it.) 7 e M-M ' H 2-93 n — (•I ' f ' i ' M ' H.lT ' «A A- 7 5 Page 8 THE LOG ATHLETICS HAMENEGGERS OUTPOINT ELI OARSMEN QUINTET OUTPUNCHES MATMEN The Hoi Poloi season started out with but two men liack but soon however comma we got under way. The liriUiant playing of Redfiekl at Main Drain, supplemented by Abele ' s cleverness at Mudguard spelled success for us as the season ended in the memorable encounter with The Chico ' s Three Cushion Hoi League. Fradd started the game with a mad dash down the track and with a clever fumble reduced our lead in the first period. Time out Chico ' s. Fitzsimmons starts play with a parry " a quarto " ami Baker dropped three tallies from Sup]ilementary Drain ' s position. Substitution Banks, Burnside Duerfeldt and Miller for Fradd. End of Period. The Stadium was hushed. An air of expectation hung over the throng as the two teams lined u]) for the last few minutes of play. Score Zero Zero favor Navy. Lentz back. Lentz sent forward again. Chicos shift line to meet impending attack. Attack shifts direction. Chicos nonplussed by this fine bit of strategy. Time out. Fradd for Eddy, Baker, Jones, Ritchie and Lentz. Time out Navy. Lentz, Ritchie, Jones, Baker, and Eddy for Fradd. Time in. End of game. Score Zero Zero. Offi- cials Jones, umpire: Jones, Refree: Jones, timekeeper: W h en Tobias JPfsfh was at the Naval Academy he was famous for his wit and hiunor and iierhaps no ex- ample is more typ- ical than the story which he recount- e d before the F o u r t h CI a s s Breakfast. He told of a man who, hav- ing seen another man with a wo- man, accosted him later in this fashion, " Who was that woman I seen you with ' ? " The .second man replied with great dignity, " There was no scene. " TOLLGATE THE LATHER WITH A REASON Year by year, inch by inch, and ohm by ohm young engineers are pyisl ing where old en- ' gineers never dar- ed to push. The chi])munks are leaving their nests, the swallows are becoming bigger and better, even the little ants in the bread box (no drums) are wand- ering to new morsels. The question naturall - arising is, " Why? " To which the answer is of course, " Yes, why? " GENERAL JUICE CO SCHENECTADY, N. Y. I ' atJ i, - XQT)OffJ JTKTWP- Hllip c -® WtSll jasQQsa. 94 2-95 IN the middle ages most of the letter writers belonged to the clergy and their productions have but a narrow interest. Fig. 165 shows this type of dry dock. It consists of a large structure having U-shaped sections, the bot- toms and sides of which are the reasons for the substitution of the double ex- pansion for the simple engine. How- ever, note that in order to properly compensate it is necessary to know the deviation and the occasion may arise for the use of grenades, dynamite, and guncotton. Excused Sq uad ( , ); Sick in Koom (2); Hospital ( ). RHHHL, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug IT is by no means enough that an officer of the Navy should be a capable mariner. He must be that of course, but when the image of the target and the cross line in the tele- scope do not lie in the same focal plane within the instrument an error exists known as PARALLAX. Thus the de- viation may be reduced to o degrees, but the variation for the locality re- mains unchanged. The latter is not, however, accredited by the head of the State, but by the minister of foreign affairs. Likewise the distance between the leaving edges of a row of moving blades and the entering edge of the succeeding row of fixed blades is called the " aft clearance. " Honors — 4 in i hand, jth in opponent ' s . PLFTHR, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug ilLH- -- • ' BUT the Italian people now went forward with the work themselves, keeping their beds about 6 inches from the wall and neatly made, with sides and lower end of bedspreads tucked un- der lower mattress, and lower sheet cov- ering head of mattress, and chang- ing their shape by contracting in one dimension and expanding in the other. The value of this, computed for any value of V, can be used for connection to bells and interior communications, although the rolling of the ship is not liable to cause a person injury. Hospital ( 4, f); Sick in Koom (2); Excused Squad ( ). AAJTH, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug ' PHHHF, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug WIR licgen mitten in Europa. Wir haben mindenstens drei An- ffriffsfronten. Britische Herrschsucht und Handelseifersucht sind die Welt organisiert und in Bewegung gesetz- thaben. Whereupon the King remarked: " Und Trommeln und Pfeifen, das war mein Klang. " " Und Trommelin und Pfeifen, Sol- datengesang. ' " Well, Yes, " he concluded. " One seldom finds a pitiless strategist a hero. " Wooden QEin, Zwei, Drei, Ein); Dutnh QEin, Zwei, Drei ' ); Stupid QEin Zivei); Crass (Eiti). ALL forms of Human Beings, Plants and Animals and all living organ- ized matter are composed of: (a) The required number of unit con- ductors. (b) A layer of tape. (c) A layer of rubber compound. (d) A layer of tape. (e) IT- bis. Thus as a result of the working of the economic forces nearly all of the German States were brought to a complete horizontal trajectory. Early Church Farty Q4, ); Late to Church Party (2, ). SJLNV, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug I ■. THUG is undoubtedly the finest and handsomest man we have ever had in the academy. He comes from the oldest and most distinguished family in Boston, Minn.; so we can consider having had such a notable personage as a classmate a unique honor. Natural- ly Thug is very attractive to women but of their incessant importunings he is never more than kindly tolerant. Withal Thug is the true and rare gen- tleman, his intercourse with all from plebe to admiral being ever character- ized by his inherent modesty, and his fearless probity. As a parting word we wish dear Thug the best of friends, every possible good fortune, and trust confidently that he will easily achieve those successes of which only such a sterling character is worthy. MNFHJ, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug ' •I •dinim IBUogaadi asnej oj 3)qBii jou si di(|s 3(|j jo Bui ' ] oi 3(n (jBiio(j}]B ' suoiiL ' Jiiinuuuoj aoiaann Qut ' Sljjq 0} iioipjuuoj .loj H3sn aq ub3 q jo 3n|i ' q dui? aoj qajndiuoj siffi jo jnicq 3(1:3 a3fpo 3Ck 111 BuiquBdx3 HUB uois iuuiiQ 3U0 111 Buijjcajuoj dq 3dl ' (JS l 3( l BlllBUBfp qUB !3S31J}l ' l» JO Ht ' 3tl Buia3qoj J33(|s astqoi que ' sssajjmu i3m,o] a3nun Q3V}3nj sdB3adsn3q jo Qiu astqoi ijui ' s3qis Cpitq ' 3QBUI ii)jB3U HUB jii ' tn 3(}j uiojj )33(|3Ui 9 jnoqi? sqsq ai3qj Buid33q ' S3qi3sui3(ji Jjaotq 3fn Qiioq qaBtqaoj }U3(q tqou 3id03d ubiibj(£ aqj }iig| : (Z ' S) JUBJ)3l!3)3g ;(i7) a3Bu3)3S3mF BZTCHR, JOHN Nickname . . . " Thug " mm, mn i icfenamc = = Ctug TT7 " HEN diplomatic negotiations ' fail a third state may offer to act as mediator. Part of the energy due to the velocity of the moving steam is thus converted into pressure so that the ejector takes suction from the main condenser. The equations become then: y — hcosB y — h.cosB However, strictly speaking there are no perfect synonyms, that is, no two words which exactly agree in sense and use. Yet there are in English many words whose meanings are so closely akin that they are carelessly used with- out discrimination. Tailor Shop List Q4); Section Leader (j, 2); Head of Table ( ); Dental List Q, }, 2, i). . h — I ' l ' . ' -I ' M ' ! ' !-, l—oioin ' ' AAAT 7 Hh cknotolebgemen To Mr. E. L. D. Roach, md, whose excellent taste, divert- ing originality, and diligent application have made this Bag largely, if not wholly impossible, I herewith express my sincere appreciation. OOQiUl To Mr. W. C. 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All conven- iences such as hot and cold running water, still cold water, run- ning cold water, water everywhere and — still the service depends on yourself or your room- mate. Under the same management as Con- gress, P.O. , West Point and the Cobbler Shop. By ap- pointment only. Not a Hotel but a hotelet- eria Z III patronizing our ndccrtisers — please mention the date i MAA JW 1 I I )h acBoaaa X X. 302. 5 T-, fig " 1 , } ' V-K 304 i = € . THe ge of steam Si . i -w ( p }l ' ' Va THE CLAS ' I ' - ■ ' ■ DURING the association as roommates in Bancroft Hall, as ship- mates on the cruises, and as classmates everywhere, there has come into being a relationship absolutely peculiar to men who have taken the Naval Academy course, each phase of which is a University of Understanding whose graduates have really learned to know each other. They have studied together; they have passed coal from the same bunkers; they have taken sights on the same stars; they have gone in company on " forty-eights " to Paris — perhaps even loved the same girls. It is this fine sense of understanding which permits of each recording so truly the biography of his roommate, and which, in the fullest sense of the words, permits us to call this fifth book of the Lucky Bag " The Class " . IN LINE OF DUTY ' Robert Tearsalljjr. 1903 - 1913 Charles Baird Adams portsmouth, ohio " Candy " ANY bushes up yet? Figure on hittin ' three or four - this week. " Well, the bushes come up and " Ad- ams, C. B. " isn ' t perched on one. Oh, he ' s got the right dope — expects the worst and the best happens (some- times). But this isn ' t giving you the data. Candy ' s got the genuine " Go-to-it, don ' t-give-up-the-ship " spirit, to- gether with a fine disposition and a wonderful appetite. There ' s been only one exception to the aforesaid. Once Candy found a cross-word puzzle too simple to ponder over so he delved into the mysteries of Bullard Vol. i (Theoretical). Candy ' s disposition, as stated above, is fine, should say the best. It ' s impossible to ever think of him grumbling, and it ' s the height of folly to imagine him getting mad. Plebe year he did get a little peeved, though — a First Classman offered him a whole cran- berry pie and he accepted. " Gotny chow? " Quantitively speaking, it ' s not the amount he consumes, but the number of times per day he craves chow. (What ' s the use, he never gets it). The story goes that an old gent caught him in his water- melon patch years ago, and murderously shot at him with a Springfield. Is that proof enough? Charlie (just for a change) has been thrilled by the strains of " Charlie, My Boy, " " The Parade of the Wooden Soldiers " and a snake-dance on the Polo Grounds, but the biggest thrill will come when he dons that one- half inch stripe. IT is difficult to characterize Tom; he is everything: conscientious, short, reg, and unathletic except in a parlor. In this realm he has no equal. The only thing that prevents him from being a perfect Snake is the fact that during his four years with us he ' s been a Charter Member of the Sub-Squad. " Hey, Kenneth! How ' s swimmin ' ? " " Oh, Gee! I just woik and woik, but still I submoig. " " I wish you would knock off calling me Kenneth. I am not a kid any longer. " After his Second Class Christmas leave, some one asked him what kind of a time he had. " Well, I ' ll tell you; I had a wonderful time but had to watch my step pretty closely. I went to a New Year ' s party and the goils were so hard that they carried ' gats. ' " Our little hero had lots of luck his Second Class year, but it was all bad luck. He had the watch Thanksgiving Day and Washington ' s Birthday, which naturally kept him away from the fair ones. " How about it, Tom; are you going to drag to the hop tonight? " " You know I am dragging. Why ask foolish ques- tions? " Choir (. , , 2, ); Sub-Squad: BLick N. 308 Thomas Kenneth Leigh staten island, new york " Tom " IZZY never took anv prizes at aesthetic dancing, but it must be conceded that his attempt at the Dance of the Seven Veils on that momentous evening in October of 19Z2. was a howling success, even if necessity did require that four towels, instead of seven veils, be used. Unfortunately, as aesthetic dancing is not a major pastime at the Naval Academy, Izzy had to revert to other fields, but his fame as a terpsichorean artist will live forever. The Radiator Club was ever enticing to him and, unlike most wives, he at last decided that his place was at home. Needless to say, he made a splendid wife, his domestic qualities fitting him perfectly for the home life of Bancroft Hall. Although small of stature, his capacity for food approached the infinite. Passionately fond of beans and lemon meringue pic, though never known to pass up seconds on the bread pudding. Never known to rise before late blast since Plebe year, and sometimes not then. Readily identified by the vertical and horizontal danger angles of his feet. " A friend in need " typifies Izzy. Always ready with a suggestion or a word of encouragement. An ideal ship- mate and a valuable acquisition to the Service. Erasmus Wilson Armentrout, Jr. rapidan, virginia " Izzy " " Raz " Arthur Howard Butler el paso, texas " Tex " " Pretty Eyes " TEX dropped anchor in Crabtown a year in advance and never missed a game at the Academy or a show at the Circle that whole year. Followed Plebe year with football, wrestling, and the June Ball. As " Coach " says, " There are two ways to carry a football, " and Tex carries it the right way. Yes, he was a Red Mike, Youngster cruise, but the next year he well, just mention Wembley and London or that trip from Paris to London. Youngster year he was a mid-season entry at the hops, but when he did step out to give the girls a treat, he knocked ' em for a goal, and gave lots of little girls a thrill with those eyes. And say, do you remember his first words after returning from Second Class leave? " Men, she ' s a cold 4.0. " And so on until he gets that far away look in his eyes, and rambles back to El Paso. Then he comes out of it with a start, " How much pay does a married Ensign get? " " Hey, Mister! Do you think that man with those wonderful eyes ever stumped a Dago Prof? " Just ask any of the " faculty " . And so it goes on to the end of First Class year. Tex is an all-round man with a smile and he will carry on when he joins the Fleet. Hasta luego, Tex. Football, B-Squad C4, h -2), avy Numerals (5, 2); Class Wrestling Q4); Wrestling Squad (2), Navy Niinierals. 309 Kenneth Wachter Benner richmond, indiana " Shorty " " Moze " IF you want to know why Grieg inserts a timpani in his " Opus 46, " or who composed " Hearts ana Flow- ers, " Shorty will tell you. Second Class cruise Shorty ' s musicales on a tin whistle in C-105 drove away despond- ency and good nature. Since Plebe Christmas leave his heart has not been with us. After much investigation we found that one of the fairest damsels of the Buckeye State had influenced him to such a great degree that he can never recover. His fondest memory is the morning he passed out among his eggs at breakfast, and had to be carried to the Hospital. Ah, that was the time we nearly lost our little Shorty, for the unruly appendix nearly wrought his undoing. As it was, the undoing was done by the sur- geons, and when they had replaced the recalcitrant appendix, they let him join the Squadron at jolly old Cadiz. But the cruise was too much and Sep leave found Shorty back in the Hospital with the mumps. But you haven ' t heard the best yet. A popular meta- phor links Shorty and that last refuge, the pawn-shop. The discovery was made by the Medical Corps. " Let ' s caulk. Red. " " Who in Hell ' s been fooling with that phonograph again? " Naval Academy Orchestra (2, ); Class Crest Comtnittee . RED was one of the few among us who really enjoyed - a midshipmen ' s cruise. For example, Joe and Red ' s wild journey in a taxicab through the city of Edinburgh would make even the most blase of us thrill again. In track Red stuck at it until he became the team ' s premier, and we might say in passing, only two-miler. All the others got tired after the first few thousand yards, leaving our Red the only contender. His only drawback is his voice and he would try to sing even in spite of the deck ' s concerted action to the contrary. His memory is good, and he is the possessor of a fine sense of rhythm and really the only thing that keeps him from being an excellent singer is the lament- able fact that he can ' t carry a tune even with the aid of a brazen lunged phonograph. The limited space and the censors prevent a further enumeration of habits, but anyway, you really have to meet him to appreciate him. " Married yet. Shorty? " " How much does an Ensign get? " Track Squad C4, }, 2, i), aNa ( , 5); Cross Country Squad (2), Suh- Squad. Olin Perry Thomas, Jr. johnstown, pennsylvania " Kid " 310 WEBSTERcomes from that far-supenor-to-any-other- state, Ohio. He claims that the state is excelled in its production of fearless men only by the excellent out- put of flawless young womanhood. Noah knows — he really has a taking way with all the femmes. He is, how- ever, wary of what is popularly known as entangling alliances. " I gotta watch my step with that girl or she may fall in love with me. " Noah is an ardent advocate of the Middy Practice Cruise for many are the titbits that have fallen like manna from the skies due to his fortunate habit of sleep- ing with his face open just below the galley hatch. And in Europe he could sight-see to his heart ' s content, even if it did cost him many wrenches of the heart and much coin of the realm: escudos, francs and shillings. But athletics were his meat; you should see him with a lacrosse stick or a pigskin. From lowest man on B-Squad to A-Squad meant hard work, for competition was not lacking. And not the least of his athletic accomplish- ments is his noteworthy ability as a trencherman. The battle-cry of his messmates is that often-quoted shibbo- leth, " Don ' t feed the rock-ipes. " Football Squad Q4, }, 2, i). Navy Numerals ( , 2); Plebe Crew; Class Lacrosse (5, 2, ), Numerals (i), 2, i)j Class Basketball ( , 2); Company Representative ( ). Hugh Powell Webster springfield, ohio " Noah " " Tarzan " Thomas Muray Whelan stuart, iowa " Tim " " Willie " TIM with his sunny smile and Beeg Blue Eyes blew in on us fresh from the briny deep, and having already acquired sea-going habits, he soon made himself at home. His motto is, " Speed, dash, and accuracy " and he has tried it on everything from bumming skags to drsLgging femmes with more or less success. Plebe year after a little persuasion, Willie started out to make an oarsman of himself and, very much to his surprise, succeeded. Injuries Youngster year forced him out of crew but not until he had proved himself a real oarsman. His next attempt at honors was along a differ- ent line and not so successful, although it netted him an intercollegiate championship, and he was elected captain of our AU-American Brick Dragging Team. Besides being a tea-hound and an athlete, he is a savoir. Einstein, and Edison, would have a run for their money if he ever crawled out of his little crib dur- ing study hours and stopped reading " Peregrin Pickle. " When he does get started on some thing, though, stand from under for he is bound to come through with flying colors. " What ' s the package, Tim? " " Oh, just a few pink pickles. " Plebe Crew, ' 26 Crossed-Oar; Crew Squad Q, }, 2, ), N Qf); Company Representative (2). 3 " Joseph Lenoir Bird washington, district of columbia ' • . L. " ■ ' Baby " DAMMIT, another kind-hearted old lady just insulted me by speculating on my tender years. " Yes, this is our Baby, but baby in name only. He has quite grown-up ways and he has been to Wembley, too, but that is another story; the story of a lass who loved a sailor, or rather, of a sailor who loved a lass. He agrees that the sweetest fruits are those he has to fight for. A disciple of the famous Ding Dong Bell and Rosy, his favorite pastime is hookin ' ' em in series, and using ' em both. Hence, that deep sea voice which has given many a Plebe the start of his life. Our hero is also given to music of a gentler nature. Hence we have seen him as everything from a corn-field darkey to a Venetian Gondolier in the Mandolin Club productions. Although class soccer has been a few jumps ahead of him, he has kept steadily after it. The Gym isn ' t unpop- ular with him either. His early years spent in the Wooden State have had no effect on his class standing; he just misses the stars by no Grease. Juice Prof: " Say, Mr. Bird, how did you get way up here in the second section? " J. L. B. ; " Sir, I ' ve been in the first section every month before. " Juice Prof: " Well, you won ' t be there next month, see? " Mandolin Club ( , 2); Class Gym (2). YES, girls, this is our Willy. Although he spent a year and a half with the gyrenes in the Asiatics, it was not enough for him; so he gave the Navy a chance. We always thought he was Red Mike himself until he returned from Youngster September leave, when the far-away look in his eye along with his partiality toward red hair gave him away. Well, he nearly bilged as a result, but he got over it; now they come from far and near to see his collection. Anything by him beginning with " Now, when I was in the Marines " is generally good for a half hour, but is generally worth it. We have our doubts about the pen ' s superiority over the sword, at least as far as he is concerned, and his reaching for his sword is sufficient cause for a general evacuation of the room. Academics? He has been on the ragged edge several times, but he has an uncanny ability for pulling sat just at the crucial moment. Willy does not have much to say, pro or con, but his magnetic personality and good sportsmanship never fail to win him a place in the hearts of even the heartless; why, you ought to see his grease marks! And all this in spite of his fiendish joy every time he has to initiate a two-striper into the Masons. " No, thanks; never again after that party in Ostend. " Class Fencing ( ), Numerals; Fencing Squad ( 2). John Lester Wilfong yakima, washington " Willy " " Juan " VISUALIZE a boy with auburn hair, fair skin, round face, a look of determination, and of an athletic stature, and you have Don. In athletics, Don began with a bang by being on the victorious lacrosse team. It seemed as if he had begun an athletic career but finally Bridge caught his attention and it slowlv lowered his athletic ambitions. He has that extraordinary musical talent which only he and Ted Lewis have. In the orchestra, one can distinguish that oriental tone of his trombone. With auburn hair, he naturally has that magnet attraction for the fair sex, and there are very few oppor- tunities to drag that he passes up. Dragging has a pecu- liar effect upon him because after she leaves he is in a trance. One might think from the above that he paid little attention to Academics but he follows that maxim: " Work while you work and play while you play. " As a result he is among those in th e upper sections. The name Brown is very familiar, but we are looking forward to seeing D.C. at the topmost rung of the ladder of success. Naval Academy 0rchestra( 4, }, z); Gymkhana Q4, _j, 2); Class Lacrosse Q4, j); Class Baseball (2). Donald Cairns Brown rockford, iowa " Don " " Kojo " Luther Kendrick Reynolds water valley, mississippi " Brute " " Sampson " THIS introduces Dick Reynolds whom most of us know as Brute. He hails from the Valley of the Delta. When we first heard of him he was rather meek and unassuming, but later he showed his ability in pitching a baseball and even in the art of capturing the hearts of our fair sex. For that he was called Sampson. But never look for those long raven locks because, alas, they are sadly missing. To look at him, we see perhaps a future Admiral, but we tell him he made a mistake in not accepting that job as iceman last September. " Going South " is his favorite record, and perfumed letters tell us there ' s a reason. The cruise brings out the best in every man and we know that Brute stood his watches with the best of them even if he did long to man the rail in particularly heavy weather. We will always remember him for his lively and cheer- ful disposition and his ability to make and keep his friends, yea, even unto the last. 313 John Herbert Brownfield fort smith, arkansas " Sir Jaivn " " Here " SAY, where ' s my Cosmo? " Right you are; it ' s Sir Jawn crying for his favorite magazine. Our own little Jawn who left the wilderness of Arkansas to follow a career where he could catch up on his sleep. And he has; fOur years here have taught him how to get by with a minimum of effort. Three cruises, though, have taught him that a sea-life is not without its ups and downs. Let the ship roll once and Jawn will howl, " Look out everyone, here I come! " And all look out — except the starving fish in the sea. Whisk brooms have been a nightmare to Jawn. Only one thing else he dreads, climbing the rope. He is very ambitious — up to a 2.. 5. His hobby is literature, good or bad, with a dash of De La Fontaine thrown in. His creed, that of Omar Khayyam. At times, he participates in a gentle game of football; it gives him a good appetite. Surrounded by a group of Mexican athletes, a pack of Camels, and chow, he is in his glory, at which times he can relate romantic tales of leaves spent in Arkansas and Baltimore. He is in love, yes; but that doesn ' t explain his pecu- liarities. They are hard to explain, but maybe it ' s because he still believes in Santa Claus. Class Football (4, 5, 2), Numerals Q, z); Class Wrestling (4); Class Track Q4, y). DRAW near my children and you shall hear the woe- ful tale of a mad career. Out of the mountains and over the plains to the place where the Severn in the Chesapeake drains. Into the Acs and out with 1.5; thus did our vaunted hero survive; for BuUard and Bowditch they had not a charm — a little of Cosmo won ' t do any harm. A bold free heart he was wont to be, but the Club waylaid him effectively. Into the mysteries of the Wagons of War; but after Europe, he came back for more. Of Paris, London, Lisbon, and Brest, strange tales could be told but it would not be best. Into the joys and the sorrows of dragging, and out with a justified preference for stagging. He learned well the lesson old Epicurus teaches, and Chick when in action will practice what he preaches. Though outwardly damsels he seems to disdain, we have yet to see one that gives him a pain. A life filled with joy, work, study, and glory; but one other thing to finish this story. The Navy has given him much cause to gripe, but it won ' t be so long till his second stripe. " Whynell don ' t they write this damn book so a human being can understand it? " 314 Charles Richard Carroll butte, montana " Chick " " Judge " h GAZE upon him. Is there any wonder the girls fall over themselves for one of his smiles? Jim appeared before us one fine June morning without a care in the world. Girls didn ' t worry him. He was a Red Mike who con- sidered girls and dances a necessary evil not meant for him. By Youngster year he had decided he w as on the wrong track; but even that didn ' t worry him. He calmly stepped in and took the other fellow ' s girl. Adolph is a very able young man — able to get out of more work than a regiment could get into. It is said that Youngster cruise he went below and disappeared the day he embarked. The First Class found out he was on the ship the morning they disembarked three months later. Only he can account for his movements during that time, but don ' t anyone bet him that he didn ' t get enough sleep. Jim isn ' t lazy — he just doesn ' t like to be worried nor hurried. Any attempt at either leaves him perfectly calm, just as if nothing had happened. He will tell you he can do more work than two men if he has to, but he says, " why take the trouble to prove it? " He says he wants to go on the outside and is saving energy until that eventful time. He is a gentleman and a good mixer. If he follows his inclinations, he will have his million when the rest of us are two-stripers. Gideon Adolph Cox MOBILE, ALABAMA " Jim Joseph Marcus Stuart, Jr. owensboro, kentucky " Joe " " Stew " THE people of the Blue Grass State were the unfortun- ates who lost Joe when he decided to join the Navy and see the world. Since that time Joe has distinguished himself in many ways not the least of which has been his spectacular decisions over the Ac Departments. In this line all he needs to do is look at the cover of the book and he stars. He is one of the few people who get something for nothing. With the fairest sex, Joe creates more than the usual disturbance. When he is not digging his table from under the mail, he is borrowing stationery. Although Joe is very versatile in these matters, his heart is true and re- mains locked within convent walls. Leaves are the bane of his existence. Under this head- ing comes the never-to-be-forgotten Christmas leave of Second Class year when the W.O. ' s forced their atten- tions on him, although he did his best to out-Com the Commandant, and out-Supe the Superintendent. Joe ' s athletic abilities were never made manifest until the company called for basketball volunteers when he rose above himself and gave all hands a treat. Of the cruises, Joe ' s claims to fame were standing one in Grease and his many escapades in foreign ports. In closing we may say that Joe was always a true sport and the best of friends. " The picture woiks the prob. " Black N. 315 Mark Wellington Clay hutchinson, minnesota " Henry " STANDING off the Academics after a fashion, the hero of this sketch devoted the rest of his time trying to enjoy what there is to enjoy of life in a large Naval Academy. He gave the ladies wide berth and looked with outward disdain upon the Snakes, but we knew that secretly he would have liked to have been one himself. We have wondered if he was really wise in this matter or whether the memory of something nice back home kept him at the movies Saturday nights. Having formed an antipathy towards radiators from living in an outboard room Plebe year, he was usually out for some sport and seemed contented to eat toast as a reward for labor. At times the editor of the Log became sleepy or something and one of Henry ' s contributions slipped in. Many of his classmates have wondered where some of those terrible bits originated, never dreaming that their author was among them. A little bad luck Second Class year caused him to remain at the Academv during the Christmas Holidays. New Year ' s Eve found him in the Main Office making out the pap instead of furnishing material for the Sunday morning feature sections. Aside from this, his prison record is good. " Why, I am in step. " Swimming Squad Q}, 2). FROM a little college town out west came our little boy, Nick. Five feet tall, but with a heart of gold. It did not take him long to gain the friendship of the regiment, because he is a natural possessor of all the qualities of a true gentleman. Nick is a many-sided man. He holds an enviable place in studies, athletics, and Academy society in general. Through hard work he has proven that a short man is not necessarily a draw-back in the sport world. His persistent efforts have given him a place on both the soccer and wrestling squads. But these are not the only sports he ' s " there " in; it is rumored that he is now very much at home on the sofa with a certain cute little femme. When Nick entered he was rather bashful and shy, and a real Red Mike. Today, what a change! He attends all the hops, drags beautiful women, and they all come back for more. Nick has a warm heart and has proven himself to be a square, true pal and a real companion. He seems to be immune from all the undesirable traits of the present generation. For him we predict a great future — Admiral Nichols, U.S.N. , Class of ' 16. " Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle. " Wrestling Squad Q4, }, 2), Navy Numerals (;j); Soccer Squad (2), Numerals (2); . Class King Committee. 316 Stanley Gilbert Nichols madison, wisconsin " Stan " " Nick " THIS shy and blushing violet, this flower of our West- ern manhood first saw the light of day in Greenridge, Missouri. Godfrey is unalterably reticent about his history, but by dint of considerable sleuthing and heavy correspondence with the Authorities of his Podunk much valuable data has been gathered together. For instance: in the old days it was much talked of that God- frey had all the ear marks of a sea-faring man. He was often to be seen, clothed in oil-skins and sou ' wester, on the bridge of his header barge, fearlessly navigating even the deepest mud of the region. Criss, when asked for what he considered to be the foundation of his success, said, " Hard work — and be turned in at taps. " This is one of his outstanding fea- tures, his capacity for hard work at whatever he under- takes, be it Math, soccer, or rifle. His other most admir- able trait is his good nature, which has stood the rig- orous test of life aboard ship and at the Academy, and has yet to be found in the least ruffled. Good nature would suggest avoirdupois, but that ' s not the case. We don ' t say Godfrey is emaciated at all, never! We say that Godfrey has the old Navy Chest. He ' s tall (he says so himself) and handsome and, my word, look at his hair! Look at those hair! Handsome, no end! Rifle Squad ( 4, 2); Sub-Squad. George Godfrey Crissman greenridge, missouri Criss " " Godfrey ' Lawrence Hugh Frost FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS " Jack " ONE June day in 191L there came on my deck in this home of ours a tall, slender lad from Arkansas, who had, just by holding up his right hand and repeating a few words, entered a world far difl erent from his native one with its far famed " rocks and ditches. " With his first greeting came a smile that wins his way into every heart. Repeated " Changing the name of Arkansaw ' s " and the hard blows of the Ac Department have not driven it away. Only once was it severely strained. For a year and a half he had been returning from class with an expectant look on his face and seldom it was that the expected letter was not there. But one day the blow fell. A piece of cardboard arrived stating that a certain young man would soon be receiving con- gratulations, and it would not be Jack, and he need nor expect more letters. That almost finished the smile but Jack was brave and decided that since it had held one for a while it might hold many. He was right and since that day he has used it on all from English beauties to Admirals ' daughters with such success that he need never worry where he is to spend a few days leave. These are two " don ' ts " that should be remembered: Don ' t ask him to sing. Don ' t call him John. Class Baseball (_4, f); Tennis Squad Q2); Advertising Mgr. Log ( ). Benjamin Robin Grosser east aurora, new york " Sleepy Hollow " YEAH, that ' s him, sitting over there on the radiator with his face in a book. Studying? Possible, but very unlikely. He may be boning the Math lesson we had two weeks ago, or plunging deep into the mysteries of internal combustion engines, but it ' s a cinch he hasn ' t the faintest idea of what today ' s assignment is. Maybe, you suggest, it ' s a love story that so fascinates our Robin. But you suggest that only because you don ' t know him. He is the original Red Mike; never drags, except occasionally, on Saturday afternoons, a certain Miss Springfield. It ' s hardly fair to call Grosser lazy. He ' s just different, or if you will, indifferent. Savvy enough to get by with- out studying, he bones only on rare occasions. " Why waste time boning when you can sleep? Lots of good men bilge, an) ' way. " Gifted with a caustic tongue, he ' s in his element when he ' s giving the big razz to some would-be sheik, or violently denouncing the imbecilic author of some innocent, well-meaning text-book. " We are thankful for this beautiful Sabbath Morning " " Like Hell we are! " RIP is one of the less obtrusive members of 1916. He has the happy faculty of resting his sound- producing organs at well-spaced intervals. The only lapse of this Irish reserve is when his remarkable nose for chow starts functioning. Rip will surmount barriers of color, nationality, sex, class, and age when a piece of fudge is the prize. Goncerning Academic ability we believe there are symptoms of brilliance in spite of violent protestations to the contrary. Although he has individuality in most things. Rip runs true to form in one respect; he suffers from the Midshipman ' s usual inferiority complex. The subject of this keen scrutiny of the soul is endowed with considerable common sense. It is manifest in a judicious management of finances. We know of no one more eminently qualified to get rich on a midshipman ' s stipend. Rip minds his own business, is rather an Epicurean, has a good mind, doesn ' t lack self-confidence, is an ardent admirer of the Scotch, and is refreshingly demo- cratic. All in all, he is entirely worthy and possesses considerable character. Owen Taylor Rippey detroit, michigan " R " Soccer Sqi ad (4, ), 2, i ). 318 NATIVE son, and admits it! Need I say more? " Hey, Floyd, how about the three kinds of liars? " " Savvy? " " Sure. All we Californians are. " " Regula- tion? " " Yes, but rather unlucky at times. " At the end of Youngster year he made many changes such as scandalizing the Skinny Department by deciding that he didn ' t want their old binoculars after all. His serious attitude toward the Academics lightened con- siderably and he descended to such trivialities as running the Profs. After following the Red Mike persuasion in Crabtown society for two years, he finally came out in his true colors and showed that he was the Snake we had always suspected him of being from the amount and variety of chow arriving from the Podunk femmes! If we hadn ' t had the home town data we never would have recognized the changed Orrin at all. He surely believes in the saying: " V ' ariety is the spice of life. " He even carries the above motto into athletics and is quite the versatile athlete. Nevertheless he has made the training table and various awards despite the lack of concentration. Baseball Squad (.2, i); Class Baseball ( 4, y); Class Soccer (2); Soccer Squad ( ); Wrestling Squad Q}, 2, i); Star Q4, }, z, i). Alvord John Greenacre chicago, illinois " udy " WHAT are you famous for. Mister? " " Sir, I ' m not famous, I ' m notorious. ' Having a happy disposition and being savvy enough to maintain an excellent supply of velvet, Rudy has few worries. Arguments are his delight; in the hottest debate he is always ready with a comeback. Not being athletically inclined, Rudy ' s two chief diversions are sailing and his cornet. Plebe year he showed his proficiency as a scholar of Knight by answering all the seamanship conundrums the upper classmen could propound. Greater experience has since become his through a cat-boat trip to Baltimore and the beaching of a half-rater when he forgot to tack off a lee shore. The cornet has been the curse of the inner court nearly every afternoon from drill until chow. If practice makes perfect, Rudolph will be playing for Sousa some day. There must be a lot of good music in that horn, for very- little has ever come out. Being fairly reg, Rudy has been a stranger at extra instruction in Executive, notwithstanding his charter membership in the Order of the Corrugated Trousers. However, he has been most successful in helping class- mates to gain fame via the pap sheet. For two years Rudy was a real Red Mike. Second Class year saw a change and since then he has consistently dragged. Class Rnig Committee. 319 Paul Michael Curran philadelphia, pennsylvania " Mike " BEHOLD the peer of those who rise above the practi- calities of life to roam in that twilight realm of peace and tranquility, perchance to dream of the beauty far removed from this vale of actualities. He stands supreme among the happy-go-lucky of this world; never worries or troubles himself. His congenial disposition will not permit it. He gets a big kick out of life, and is an incurable optimist. This cheerful outlook received a shock, however, when he discovered that his ability to play soccer failed to keep him off the pap for non-reg clothes. As you have guessed by this time, he is Irish. The best nature in the world and an exceptional sense of humor are his. Finally, his consideration of others makes him a good fellow to all, especially to Plebes and under classmen. It didn ' t take an Act of Congress to make Mike a gentleman; he always was one and you can always count on ood old Mike ' s coming through for he knows what everything is all about, and is the original old standby. Sub-Squad ( , 4, , 2, i) WE cannot remember how, or precisely where, we first knew Gloom. Memory doesn ' t go back to the time when he wasn ' t there to raise us from the depths to laughter-ridden heights with his stories and caustic comments. Yet it seems that he first stole upon our con- sciousness with the story of the " virile equine " of such remarkable fame that it need not be set down here. The scene of that and subsequent episodes was laid in Russiaville. So many and so daring were the alleged deeds that we became convinced that Baron Munchausen must have seated himself about the village store, and laid his blighting influence upon the youthful Gloom. These flights into the twilight realm of the imagina- tion may be forgiven when we consider that the Lord loveth Gloom because he is a cheerful giver. He gives us of laughter and other less important things with a generosity which endears him to all. Let us here, at the end, whisper the secret that there is a guiding star (feminine) who steers our Gloom through all the pitfalls of existence. He hopes that the star will lead him to contentment, such a peace as would be ours were we given an old singing radiator, a tilted chair, and Gloom to spin us yarns until the end of all. 3Z0 Donald Lewis Mills russiaville, indiana " Gloom " INJURIES received in swimming during his Youngster year caused this youthful Adonis to spend a sojourn in the Hospital. Just this forced the Class of ' 15 to hand him back to us. And we received him with open arms in spite of the fact that he had already acquired that terrible name of " Diz. " Because really this Southern gentleman is a living example of the old proverb " What ' s in a name? " Could you just see him standing by the win- dow, the luster of moonbeams playing over his counte- nance, chanting with a trembling voice some esoteric sesames into whose mysteries we all crave to delve, you might possibly think that he had a slight inclination towards the following of his subtitle; and, gentle reader, you would be right. His craving for music and the light fantastic easily won him a place on the Hop Committee. He wears no man ' s collar! And during the swimming season we find him showing the coach how. He comes up for air long enough to inquire about the assignment for the next hour and then submerges again. If he ' s sat he ' s satisfied, and he ' s always that. Lay off him, women, he ' s a one-girl man! Panlo! Sivimmlng Sq uad(j, }, 2, 7), Numerals (j, 2); Hop Committee (2, ); Black M . Louis IVIarcel LeHardy savannah, georgia " Diz. " " Piddle " Ralph Halsey Linsley bristol, connecticut •■Bub " VERSATILE — the word fits him in the proverbial way. In his walk, the same that he had when he first graced the Main Gate, and in his girls, tall preferred, he is the same. Never in love, as they say, Bub has a craving for variety and an insatiable capacity for mem- bers of the rarer sex. His stride is a combination of the stroke used on bicycles equipped with the latest New Departure Brake (made solely in Bristol) and a classic sway known only to himself. Unfortunately Ralph spent his first Plebe year in the hospital and had to start again; but we welcomed him back, and know he ' ll have no more sickness because each night Ralph does his bone-breaking stoop-falls. Enter his room any time and find him engrossed in a cross-word puzzle; it ' s easy to tell that he ' s contented, but should he be diligently boning, it ' s one of those rare occasions when the Steam Prof has treed him the week before. From ministering to the needs of the swimming team to caulking in the hammock nettings on the Cruise, Ralph is a firm believer in the saying " Never do a thing unless you can do it well. " And again he is versatile — when he drags for himself no one knows whether she will be from Bristol, Cali- fornia, or Ostend. Manager, Sivimming ( ); Hell -Cats ( ). JOHNNIE had a difficult time during his initial month in white works convincing the other Plebes that he hailed from the Lone Star State. He didn ' t seem to have the line for which the average Texan is notorious. So quiet was he that he has refused to keep up with the modern dance steps and seldom attends a hop. He even earned a Charter Membership to the Radiator Club, which he upheld with high honors till he showed pro- ficiency at the racquet swinging art when drafted for inter-company sports by the Athletic Department. This does not imply that Johnnie is lazy, for he does not idle away many moments of a day, and when John goes out for a game or a problem, he applies himself diligently to the task and gets it. Johnnie placed himself in a serious predicament i n his final years as a mid. His heart beat for two reasons: the love of his country, and the love of ■ . His foreign cruises did fascinate him a bit, but he quickly forgot the towers of London and dykes of Holland when the mails brought him an epistle or epistles that prompt- ed him to survey closely the number of days posted on the range indicators. " Hectoration, I ' ve worked this Juice prob six times and got a half dozen difi " erent answers. " Sub-Squad (j, }, 2, z). IN the year 1903, on a bright and sunny morning of April tnot the first), there appeared on the horizon the good blimp " Stork, " bringing a ten-pound boy to the little village of Irene, South Dakota. Irene gave all she had to her " noble son and as he was predestined to be a great man of this world, or the next, she was compelled to make a sacrifice, and here he is. He made Youngster leave, and ever since the Middle West.has been a magnet for him. His returns from follow- ing leaves have been worse than before, and he has developed himself into a first class social secretary. Can ' t you just see her wading through all those daily books? He buys his paper by the bale. " Are there two S ' s or two P ' s in disappointed? I never can get that right. " He has only one other handicap, and that is the fact that Lord Nelson v as frail. Notwith- standing, we expect him to come through. At every reveille, " Sherman was right. War s Hell. " Herning Nelson irene, south dakota " Torchy " " Lord " Class Track ( , 2). I THE Navy was not new to Shanny. He came to us from Anacostia, a full blown machinist ' s mate, which probably accounts for his occasional lighter-than- air moods. These are only occasional, however, for he is generally efficiently conscientious and conscientiously efficient. With the help of Bernarr McFadden, Shannv is out to excel Lionel Strongfort in male pulchritude, and we must admit that he has no mean start. To this end, he has been an all-year participant in some form of athletics to the benefit of his company, class and the Academy. An incipient cauliflower ear and a few bald spots on his head, found upon close observation, are living testi- monials of his athletic past. He has a tendency toward Red Mikehood, which, while not marked, is noticeable. His never failmg good nature and willingness to please have had the effect of making his drags of the duty variety with the usual result. Moreover, we are led to believe that a steady flow of letters to and from a certain town in Ohio, has had a good deal to do with this unusual indifference. His personality and qualities have attracted a host of friends who are constantly seeking his companv and advice. If adaptability and hard work mean anything, Shanny ' s success is assured, and we shall all be proud to have him as a messmate any time. Wrestling Sqit Harold Martin Shanahan erie, pennsylvania Mario Giovanni Vangeli erie, pennsylvania " Van " " Cheerio " IADIES! Gaze upon it, the one and only reason why -i Rudolph never became a midshipman; and small wonder, with Mario in the field against him. Even before Plebe year was over Van showed that he should have starred in " The Shriek of Arabia " when he es- corted three of the fairer sex. Since then a hop has been rarely pulled without Van ' s being somewhere within the Academic limits. With a broad smile that has genuine friendship in its wake. Van is always the center of much merriment. It was rumored Plebe year that Mario would emerge a star man but his knowledge seemed to be fading some- what as we climbed higher on the Jacob ' s Ladder of the midshipman ' s career; however, Mario will always win in a pinch with his enticing smile. Mario didn ' t devote all his time to society. He has won a name for himself among the Charter Members of the Radiator Club, and during the slack seasons we found him on the athletic fields showing his prowess. " Ah-h-h, you guys may think bananas were all I got out there but come up and sample the five-pound box of chocolates she just sent me. " 32-3 Ramond Calvert Ericson butte, montana " Eric " " Lief " ERIC — native of Gopher State — stepson of Treasure State — learned to swim in Lake Superior — left rugged and picturesque scenes to follow the sea. When it comes to arguing, Eric will disagree with everybody on anything; seldom wins an argument, but never admits he is wrong. Until the middle of Second Class year, Eric was a confirmed Miguel Rojo. He still believes there is but one woman, and to the O.A.O. he has shown noble devotion. Eric ' s business ability and his efforts on behalf of the Log put his name on its title page and letterheads. He can do anything best with his pipe in his mouth; without it he would be lost. His study hours were taken up with writing letters, while in his leisure he played his mandolin, smoked Camels, read the Rubaiyat, and sang " The Ladies. " Not satisfied with most forms of religion, he wants to investigate others for his own satisfaction. Whenever Eric let out a strained " Yea! Yea! " and flung both fists upward, it was a sign of triumph over some Juice or Ordnance prob. We have yet to find the meaning of " Cuckoo! Cuckoo! " Here ' s to Eric " Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why; " Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where. " Log Staff Q4, s, 2 Business Manager ( ). FRAZ left the lofty portals of Rutgers to answer that inward urge to do and die upon the bounding wave. Plebe summer saw him maneuvering the ladies — hence the quaint sobriquet. Then he became interested in athletics and dawdled around with various sports until a trip to the Hospital annihilated his ambition and entered him in the Radiator Club. His remarkable tenacity for that has been equalled only by his supreme zeal in hold- ing before him the vision of the O.A.O. , despite the many brave attempts made by alluring lasses to alienate his affections. Fraz and Kipling arc at one there " I ' ve a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener land. " Second Class year brought a most startling jolt to a shining service record, due to a great misunderstanding; but his earnestness stood him in good stead. Then he steadied down and held the pace through the rest of his sentence. The boy is erudite — questions of the day are meat for him; his five-foot shelf includes such books as World ' s Almanac, Atlas of the World, Standard Dictionary of Facts, and Handbook of Chemistry. With the data-book in hand, he ' s bound to make a success of himself if only he can resist the attacks of old Morpheus. " Hey, Fraz Eureka! Yea, furlough! " Harold Albert Fravel cranbury, new jersey " Fraz ' I Sub-Squad. 3M yj HERE you have a picture of a true Native son. To hear him talk, especially when we are having some rather bad weather you would be led to believe that he had made a great mistake by coming into the Navy; he should be selling real estate or be an active member of the Roseville Chamber of Commerce. He never gets tired of describing the wonders of the California climate or setting forth the advantages of living in his native podunk. " Four hours travel one way and you are in the snow in the mountains; four hours in the other direction and you can go surf bathing. " Had he been a trifle more convincing, I would have resigned and followed Horace Greeley ' s advice. Claude was never known to drag voluntarilv, but by dint of much persuasion he would drag for a friend. At least he would at one time, but after several mishaps he became a one hundred per cent Red Mike. We always noticed, however, that when he did drag the girl had a very pleasant week-end. Maybe there was a reason out in California that prevented his becoming a Snake. Quien sabe? " Let ' s see your ring, Claude; what is written inside of It? " Claude William Haman roseville, california " Claude " Daniel Byrd Miller camden, south carolina " Dan " IN the dim but not distant romper stage our own Dan felt that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness as far as he was concerned meant the Service. So this true son of the South wended his way to us. Ye who peruse these dusty pages, picture if you can this tender youth as we first saw him: wearing an expression of woe and skivvies, surrounded by a conglomeration of gear. Thus the first step from South Carolina to " rail- road trou " and a shiny sword was taken. Dan does not care for the troublesome sex, not much more than a bald-headed man does for that lingering lock. Take an afternoon off sometime and get him to tell you about Easter leave Youngster year, or his second cruise. Second Class year, feeling that the Ac Department was under control he figured he was needed in class athletics. That is Dan, always there when needed. Being one of those who refuses to worry, nothing casts a shadow across this manly map; therefore, speaking of pleasing personalities, that is this cherub ' s greatest asset. You have been nowhere and have seen nothing if you haven ' t met him and his salty, carefree stride. " The engineer Smith who was killed was not from Camden. " ■ ' Smile, Dan, and show your dimples . ' ' Class Football (2), Numerals; Class Water Polo (2). 3 5 L George Moore Estep ebensburg, pennsylvania " Ben " AS seen from the above, Ben well deserves his many ■l . second glances from the members of the opposite sex — those broad shoulders, those rosy cheeks, and that baby stare. How-the-so-ever, these glances avail them of naught, for he seems to regard them as a fifth wheel, as proven by the fact that he has the distinction of having dragged very few times; to be exact, once each year. Ben is one of those who always add to the humor and good-feeling wherever they are. One would have to look far to find a truer friend; he ' s never too busy to help another. Ben worked under a handicap with the Academic Departments from the first month of Plebe year, but always showed his spirit by winning out in the end after much hard work and study and an occasional re-exam. We will venture to say that th is is the only phase of life where luck fails him. His fore-thought is very great as evidenced by his practice for the swimming test while in Holland. He has a great affinity for canals and farms. We think that it would be much better for him if he could make liberty in a country where there are no canals, and could practice running. " Three seconds late, Mr. Estep. " Class Football ( 4, i). Numerals ( ). PESO ' S- 1 i ::um: r v FROM out of the West came this young Lochinvar of ours, the West of the wide open spaces where men are men. It was in fact the main reason for Freddie ' s com- ing east, following his undignified leave-taking of a military school. It is claimed that after Earl Leiderman read the glowing account that the sick-bay sent to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, he withdrew his pictures from the news- papers. It was at this crucial moment that Fred demon- strated his abilities as a politician and proved very successful. One of Fred ' s many ambitions is to spend a few years at College, claiming a much needed rest after such a strenuous career. There is room for argument on this subject, but there ' s one thing he ' s never beaten in, an argument — always right, never wrong, so we will have to admit the truth of his statement. He hated to study but had a peculiar ability to read novels and at the same time recite with the savvy end of the class. " What! Don ' t you see that? Fruit! " Class Sivimming (2); Tennis Squad (_j, 2). Frederick Mackle, Jr. tacoma, washington " Fred " " Brute " 3 6 ON his first day in the Naval Academy, Chuck found out to his sorrow that there is a N.A. Regulation stating that midshipmen shall not have hair growths on their faces and ever since then he has been spending his ten minutes daily complying with that article. Probably it is that manly beard that attracts the ladies so much. Whatever it is, he has had his troubles with the talka- tive sex. Anytime you want to hear his sentiments and conclusions concerning " Co-eds " ask him about the " porch climber. " Although he hit the pap on his first day in the Acad- emy, Chuck did not let it become a habit. He went through his first two and a half years at the Academy without walking extra duty, and it w asn ' t on account of greasing or being reg. It was just plain horse-shoe luck. " That was the night we went to Mandan. There was Jack, Otto, Kludt, Hank, and a whole bunch of us, " and then he is underway again on another of those won- derful Sep leave episodes. " Say, you didn ' t see any of my mail hiding under these books, did you? I believe somebody is holding out on me, I rated a letter. " Class Football Q4, f); Class Track Q4, _j, 2), Numerals Q), 2); Expert Rifleman. Charles William Moses bismarck, north dakota " Chuck " George Calvin Weaver mill hall, pennsylvania " Buck " VENTURING forth ' from the land of brick yards and paper mills, after a year at Penn State, Buck decided to follow the sea. The choice proved to be a happy one, especially for the men destined to be his classmates, for he aided more than one over the turbulent waters of the Academic Sea. Bluebeard had eight wives, but there was only one lady entitled Mrs. Bluebeard at a time. Buck went the noted polygamist one better and held down two femmes at the same time with one class pin. The extra duty squad boasted no Pennsylvania- Dutchman his Plebe and Youngster years, but Second Class year found one of the Keystone State ' s largest frienschofdts represented. Not non-reg, but just un- lucky, as evidenced by two I.P.D. paps which furnished Buck with enough experience and first-hand information for a revised Landing Force Manual, and a treatise on Sunday School Lingo. It is his greatest ambition to have a day off with nothing to do. A pound of pretzels, a pack of Camels (for wihich he would walk the usual mile}, and a Cosmo, and Buck is sitting on the world. " Dammit, use yer gonk! " " Let ' s see, when did I shave last? " Class Lacrosse (. , }, 2, z); Assistant Manager Boxing (j, 2 ' ); Manager Boxing (7), Star Q4, 5, 2, ). 32-7 John Patrick Fitzsimmons dixon, illinois " Fitz " SAY, Fitz, dragging? " " Yes, maybe — next June Week. " But a glance inside his locker door would have relieved one of any doubt, for every leave added another to the Irishman ' s famed collection of feminine charm. He didn ' t do much dragging around the Academy, but his daily stack of mail might easily have been mistaken for an index of our foremost finishing schools. Fitz takes things as they come; worry means little in his young life. He has that happy disposition which enables him to see the humorous side of any situation, be it ever so grave. He is just savvy enough to enjoy a little velvet in all subjects and yet avoid the chalk and slip-stick battles with the first-section savoirs. Just enter his room anytime and you ' ll find this lad combing his hair, or writing letters, the latter being his ruling passion and most developed art. Why, he can write two cents worth any day, and receive a " Special " in return. Happy, Irish, and satisfied with life — that ' s Fitz. " Nope, you ' re all wrong, it isn ' t natural; I got that bump on my nose playing baseball when I was a kid. " Sivimming Squad Q4, }), BowlingTeam( 2 ,), Navy Numerals (2, ); Class Sivitnming ( 2, i). Numerals (2, ). THIS dashing-looking chap is one of the charter members of the Class, for he is one of the first of us to take residence in the barracks. " Yeh, you ' ve heard of that big Notre Dame-Illinois football scandal? Well, that ' s where I ' m from — Tavlorville. " A gifted lad in Dago, this little man is from the Middle West, but is at his best with a full pipe and surrounded by a group of soul revealing members of the Radiator Club. That pipe and his ability at the traps in the Jazz Band mark Joe from the throng. At the Academy Joe does not exhibit very Snakish qualities, but we know that on leave he is a mean man with the fair sex. Condescends to drag occasionally to help a pal out, and usually swears off afterwards. In the game with Acs, Joe shows a fighting spirit and generally after the chalk screen has cleared away, old Mai returns to his room with his own peculiar nasal- toned " Bilged cold again, " and proceeds to chalk up some more. Joe threatens to leave the Navy; but in the Service or out, with his capacity for work we expect him to go far. " Hev, listen to this! Isn ' t that a mean break? " Jazz Band C2, ■? Naval Academy Orchestra (4); Suh-Squad. 318 Joseph Francis Mallach taylorville, illinois " Joe " " Juicy " WHEN John Albert affixed his cognomen to the Naval Academy register, ail of his fellow-citizens in the nearby hamlet, usually called Washington, gath- ered around the lone stove in the General Store to discuss the momentous question. Stillness reigned supreme, for the Sheriff had declared " An hour of absolute quiet " for mental reflection in honor of one of their most influ- ential townsmen who desired to fulfill his life-long ambition, namely, " seeing the world through a port- hole. " Indeed, it was an occasion for deep thought, for, with- out Al, how could the clothiers advertise their latest and how would the Hawaiian Quintette play without its one and only ukelele. His ability on stringed instru- ments soon earned him a berth with the U.S.N. A. Ten, where he gained his reputation by playing a banjo as it should be played. Since then he has been in great demand for all the shows. We must admit that he can " do his stuff " ; yes, so well that he became leader of the Jazz Band, which position he very capably filled. In spite of the fact that he was the only child, he has a very pleasing disposition, a magnetic personality, and an ever-ready smile. One just can ' t help liking Al, and that ' s all there is to it. Jaz, Band (. , 5, 2, i), Leader ( ); Musical Clubs ( 4, }, 2, ); Gymkhana Q4, j, 2, i); Choir C4, 5, 2, ). John Albert Glick washington, district of columbia ■■Al-- Carleton Grim Long pottsville, pennsylvania " Shorty " BEAUTIFUL!! Where ' s Beautiful? " Such was the way our hero was sought by the First Classmen in the days of Plebedom. But during the four years of " a midshipman and a gentleman " that child-like beauty has matured into a manly appearance and " Carl, " as he is known by a select few of the fair sex, should be the pride and joy of that city back in Pennsylvania. Next to getting a new O.A.O. each leave. Shorty ' s chief hobby is finding a larger synonym for the word he is about to use. Although he has not risen to prominence in athletics, he has done his share, and remarkably well for a little fellow. For two years, he listed among the song birds; then, he gave his voice a rest, saying it was taking up too much of his time. But it really was a girl. There are several places on the other side that can boast of having had Shorty present, and can vouch for his having been at the height of his enjoyment. " And ' ave you bean to Wembley? " But that is natural, for Shorty is one who is capable of fitting the circumstances, and usually does. When you see a not tall (polite for short) man, with a pair of talking eyes, and you feel as if you would like to go up and chat with him, just go ahead, and you won ' t be sorry. That ' s Shorty. Class Soccer (2); Class Baseball (2), M.anager (2); Class Wrestling ( ); Choir Q4, f). 319 h Hamilton Hains bokeelia, florida " Ham " " Peter " THE point of all this putrid stuff is not to make you cry " Enough " ; it ' s just to give you some impression of our hero ' s reputation. From Florida fair our Peter comes. His days are just deliriums because of girls — the fairest sort — who ' ll surely be his cause de tnorte. That far-away look in his brown eyes, that deep-drawn breath and all those sighs, those hands shoved deep down in his jeans, mean that he ' s in his home of dreams. Dreams of the fair sex, I ' ll avow, he captures them I know not how, perhaps by his admiring glance, or by the way that he can dance. " One girl? " I fain would laugh with glee; it ' s not one girl, nor two, nor three, nor four, nor five; it ' s many more. You ' ll see them on his locker door. Ham chose fencing as his game; as he goes at it, it ' s not tame. He pokes at you in manner rough with cries of " Stop, " " Hold, " " Got Enough? " His fencing gives him little edge upon the Ac Department ' s hedge; his three two gives him high elation; Peter ' s edge is " edgication. " Ham ' s been with us long enough to show that he has got the stuff that others stand by and admire because he ' ll always get much higher. Fencing Squad Qz). SAY, George, will you drag blind for me? " " If you get her picture I will. " The picture came and he dragged, on looks alone, and I laughed and laughed and laughed. George Mundorff, the confirmed Red Mike, dragged blind! And listen, if you care to remain in a state of existence on this ter- restial sphere of ours, never mention a blind drag to him again. Once was enough. George is a water polo man, but unfortunately he had two setbacks in as many years. The last, a broken shoul- der, put him out of the swim. Rather than resort to a more inactive, though with many a more popular sport, namely, the Radiator Club, he chose to remain with the squad as manager. George has never had much real trouble in scoring on the Ac Department. His mental ability and stick-to- itiveness have made his game with that aggregation one of moderate work and easy goals. His knowledge-getter, coupled with his ability to bank it at interest, will some day cause his sleeves to give a glass-top, mahogany table an official and dignified brush. " Say, fellows, I hit the tree in Skinny last week — Z.4, " and we all dropped dead. Class Water Polo (. , 5, 2), Numerals ( 4), Captain (2); Assistant Manager, Water Polo (2); Manager, Water Polo ( ). Star (2, ). 330 George Theodore Mundorff new york city, new york ' George " " Spark Plug " " Mimdy WELL, boys, here we have one straight from Norfolk where they raise sailors, so it naturally followed that he should continue to seek the salty air. Of course he says that he doesn ' t like it, but that doesn ' t mean anything unusual. Having been to a military school before he joined our forces, he knew how to be reg and took Plebe year as a matter of course. " All right there, you. Number two! What ' s your name? " " Hamberger, sir. " " What else? " " Dewitt Clinton Ellis, sir. There ain ' t no more, sir. " This lad knew how to play the Ac Department, too. They might get him at times, but he always came back with a lunge that registered a touch on the elusive 1.5 on the end. Perhaps his training in the fencing gallery was worth while after all for he spent many afternoons in the position of " on guard " and " en avance. " Did you say women? Well, they might mean more to him than they do, but he trusted one. That ' s the reason why, as he would say, " It must is. " However, he honors them with his attentions at times, and is always ready to admit that they make good company — if properly chosen . Class Siiimming ( ); Class Fencing Qj, 2), Nianerals Qf); Choir Q4), Mandolin Club (5). Dewitt Clinton Ellis Hamberger norfolk, virginia " Ham " J%- WAY back in 192.1 two men (?) entered this home for the feeble-minded. Both came from the same city and had the same name. One became famous. But as you have already guessed it was the other one. This one is just plain Jack. During Plebe year. Jack showed us how to get good marks without studying, and also how to collect the festive demo. He never took less than twenty-five at a time. Youngster year he took up poetry, but he lived through it, and stayed sat. Then came the fateful Second Class year and Jack ' s system failed. He had to bone at nights. When he pulled sat, he turned his attention to swimming. Any day he could be seen over at the pool. You see, he was on the squad, the famous Navy Sub-Squad, the only one of its kind. And unique in that it is easy to get on and hard to get off. Now Jack was a Snake. The music lovers who spent Saturday nights in the Armory listening to the band were often thrilled by his spectacular dancing. And he dragged quite often, usually from Washington, and he always starred. He has one hobby that few midshipmen possess: read- ing good books in his spare moments. Almost always when the W.O. paid the room a visit he would find Jack with his feet on the table and a book in his hand, either reading or sleeping. 331 Norman Alexander Helfrich east st. louis, illinois " Crisco " " Norm " AH! So this is Paris! " Thus our hero opened his eyes - and realized what a big, bright, wonderful world this is. Don ' t question him too closely concerning his trip to Paris as he sometimes becomes indignant. It so attacked his mental capacities that he patterned his Sep leave outfit from Moon Mullins. Of course, it really made no difference in East Saint Louey, as he simply told all of the cowboys that he was late of London and that was what the Prince of Wales was wearing. A Charter Member of the Radiator Club, a gifted Rom- eo with all of the latest fads on reducing the hips and rendering the calves impregnable sums up the life and achievements of this aspiring young embryo. A firm believer in the cause of our friends, the Crabs, ' tis said there is one he just can ' t leave — alone. " Hey, you, give me my Boncilla; I ' m dragging. " Savvy enough to enjoy life. Satisfied with the coveted 3.0 which just simply comes anyway allowing him to get in some more good caulks which add a few more ounces to his rather-inclined-to-be fat body. " Well, today is Saturday; have all afternoon and until 9:30 to celebrate on Rue de Prince George. " IT is very easy to see where Whitey gets his love for the sea since he has descended from a long line of sea- going ancestors. His desire for knowledge and literature of the sea is well-known to us all. As seen from the name-plate data, he is a native of the metropolis, and, to say the least, he is proud of it. This pride is natural, since he is Irish, and there is no prouder race than they. Unlike the general run of the Irish, he is a cynic when it comes to members of the opposite sex. This cynicism may be based on past experience — who knows? He enjoys the unique distinction of having attended only one hop, and that, the June Ball of Plebe year when he attended for the sole purpose of getting ice cream. Whitey is one of those who is fortunate enough t o successfully defeat any plans of the Ac Department. His savviness is not accrued by hard work but is one of his many natural gifts. He is never too busy to help those less fortunate than he, and Plebe year his room was a haven for the " Wooden. " On the cruises to Europe, he journeyed to Ireland on the first available opportunity. We do not know whether there was a reason for this or if it was just his desire to get back to his native land. Go to the Gym any day, and watch Whitey perform on the rope. Star Qy 332 William Joseph Whiteside richmond hill, new york city " Whitey " - BEN ' S previous naval experience consisted of navigat- ing a few herds of cattle over the plains of New Mexi- co. But one day Ben heard of Annapolis, and was awarded the coveted appointment finally. To the average stranger, Ben appears quiet and re- served, and believes that a still tongue shows a wise head. But after you ' ve been fortunate enough to win his friend- ship you can realize for yourself that he ' s a steadfast shipmate, and a good companion. During the first months of various years, Ben made one or two bad shots, and seemed doomed to head back to the range, but much to his surprise as well as the Department ' s and his classmates ' , he made his shots true, and scored bullseve ' s in several exams. Ben didn ' t bother with frivolous matters but came in and settled down with the serious intention of weathering the course. At sea, Ben is very much not at home. When the ship weighs anchor, Ben develops the first symptoms of mal- de-mer, and always keeps a weather eye, and clear path to rail, for Ben never misses a chance to watch a school of porpoises cutting their capers. " Hey, Mr. Kaiser, come down with a sea-going expression. " Class Rifle (2}; Expert Rifleman. Benjamin Franklin Kaiser, Jr. ARTESIA, new MEXICO " Ben " " Pluto " Hartnoll Jackmon Withers kalispell, montana " Barney " AFTER Barney attained the dizzv heights of a " top- ■LX- kick " with the " Devil Dogs " he signed the articles which made him a midshipman. From his chunky size and personal resemblances, he was quickly christened " Barney Google " which seems fated to follow him as long as he follows the sea. Being of a congenial nature and his conversation trending along such elevating lines, it wasn ' t long until he won himself a host of friends. As for athletics, Barney entered a manlike sport Second Class year with the hope of some day placing his name among the masters of his chosen sport. Barney somehow and somewhere got a notion to learn the mys- teries of the ivories, and pecks at the piano every chance he gets. If Kipling had consulted Barney he could have added several stanzas to " The Ladies. " Barney has a way with the women and very few swains either in or out of the Navy could account for a grander total of feminine hearts than he. Barney remarks that the secret of his success in this field of endeavor lies in the fact that he acts as a big brother to them, and any young damsel likes a big brother. " It ' s a hard war! " Lucky Bag; Expert Rifleman; Sub-Squad. 333 J Robert Hope Hollenbeck chicago, illinois ' ■Bob " ' ' Holly " HOLLY takes life seriously. Perhaps you ' re not con- vinced, to look at his smiling phiz, but ask him and he ' ll vehemently assure you. And if still you doubt, consider how he goes after that 440-record. Youngster year it seemed as though he ' d tucked it safely away, when he chalked up a new Academy record. But records don ' t always stay put. Which is perhaps just as well, for it gives one something to work toward. " It ' s worth it, too, " says he, and flashes that grin of his. Six months of training table with Olympic tryouts at the end are not to be despised. Of course, everything is not always sugar and molasses. There are, for instance, certain well-known ropes to be climbed. If you didn ' t know, you ' d say there was Dago, too; but be not misled, Holly enjoys fooling the Dago Profs as much as he enjoys eating apple dump- lings with hard sauce, at which he holds the Intercol- legiate Record of three. Holly used to insist he was a Red Mike and for two years he did remain a steadfast Benedick. But one fair day he was lured from the straight and narrow into dragging blind and now " Well, last time I dragged a 4.0, so even if she is a brick this time, I ' ll still average 2.. 5. " Swimming Squad Q4, 5, 2, ), sNt Q4); N (5), Olympic Tryouts (_j), Navy Numerals (2); Choir ( 4). RUT ' S time at our favorite Naval school has been very . well filled. Athletically, he is holding himself down to six sports because you really can ' t do everything and do it well. He decided not to bother himself about starring but takes a spurt now and then to convince himself that he isn ' t dumb. His Missouri instincts are so strong that he has to demonstrate even to himself. Pop is very good at things mechanical. His innovations on some of the steam slips were so difficult that even the Profs couldn ' t understand how they worked. He dragged quite frequently and holy-stoned the Ar- mory deck on more than one festive occasion. His pen- chant for accessories is very extensive. You could have found vour favorite toilet articles in Pop ' s locker, the third deck drug-store. Rut ' s craving for stunts early led him to join the Gym team and become a contender for honors on the flying rings. In the Spring, he turns to pole vaulting, and high jumping with equally good results. His desire for toast, trips, and a block N made him a total stranger to the Radiator Club. " I ' ll bet the M.C. has hidden my mail again. " Class Gym (. ); Class Track Q4), Numerals; Gym Squad ( ), 2, i). Nary Numerals (;j, 2); Track Squad (j, 2, j), aNa ( ), N (2), Captain ( ). 334 William Weaver Rutledge festus, missouri " Rut " " Pop " OTTO ' S first experience with Naval reciprocating, compound, vertical engines came early in his career. As the exhaust of a First Classman ' s steam engine, he was most effective. His exhausting was not confined to Plebe year, however, as any of his roommates will attest. He is able to explain, expose, or expostulate anything or anyone. His maxim is " Never trouble Academics till Academics trouble you, " and although never actually caught at the dip, he had many narrow escapes. Greasing is one thing Otto has never been accused of doing. Regulations don ' t bother him; they merely furnish an excuse for griping. Absent-minded to the extent of leaving his entrance papers home when he reported, Orlin, with that one characteristic, has afforded those who know him much amusement. Don ' t judge his age by his appearance. Both are deceiving. As a concrete example: Second Class Christmas leave, he was asked whether he was a Sophomore or a Junior in High School. And as f or the femmes, he isn ' t so strong. He will drag, even blind, as a favor, but no one has made a noticeable impression on him. Possessed of a fine sense of humor, a sporting disposi- tion, and willing to try anything once, he should have in store a successful future. Boxing Squad ( 4); Class Baseball (5, 2). Orlin Lester Livdahl bismarck, north dakota ■ ' Otto " William Conrad Sprenger attica, new york ' ■Bill " IN Bill we have Edison, Einstein, and Marconi com- bined. Since leaving Rome, where he convinced his High School teachers that their educations were incom- plete, he has used the library to good advantage in check- ing up on the works of scientific writers. Bill has tried water polo, football, boxing, and soccer without finding worthy competition in any of them. His spare time has been spent in seeing how near he could approach the Olympic javelin record without shattering it. The girls have not yet discovered Conrad, for he swears in public, that he ' s a woman hater; but when he speaks from the heart he admits that they hold untold terrors for him. But listen! He ' s a demon on concentrating and when he does become a Snake we are afraid the girl won ' t have a chance of escaping. Bill states that there is no food like that of Sweden, and no drink like that of Spain. The North Dakota was his joy, and to manicure a steam drum his favorite pastime. " What ' s the matter, Bill? " " Aw, that blooming Prof only gave me a 3.8. " Star (4, ;, 2, i); Class Wrestlini (2); Class Track (2). 335 I Hamilton Wilcox Howe kenilworth, illinois " Ham " T is a funny thing that Ham ever gets back from leave, and — well, maybe she helped him. After every mail there was trouble in the air if he didn ' t have a letter with a special kind of envelope. " Here ' s a letter from MUSIC NEWS. " " Give me it " and Mid. Howe retired to his room, satisfied. The bane of this man ' s existence was the Ac Depart- ment. For instance, during Second Cla.ss year he had only one subject that didn ' t make him work. That subject was " el Espanol. " Ham stepped out several times to make the old 1.5 and then he came through with flying colors. Ham had a great time with the W.O. ' s. After keeping some non-reg gym shoes in his locker for two and a half years he was finally papped for them! But, never mind, old man, we know who papped you. The favorite expression of this man is strangely differ- ent from Farragut ' s or Dewey ' s. It is: " What ' s wrong with this? " When he joins the fleet we are sure he will say as he reports, " I am ready. " Football Sq iiad (5, 2), Navy Numerals (5); Class Lacrosse ( }. MUTUM est pictura poema: " Up from the South this rebel came, up from old Virginia ' s plain " to join that proud band that sails the sea ' s great deeps. " Behind him lay the fruitless clay, before, the bright road to Romance. He heeded not the call of these — he ' d visions of the great expanse. " " It didn ' t take long to find he ' d gone wrong, " but he soon forgot all remorse, and became a regular Plebe. Then came some study, which he did, but not well; and then some work, which he also did — he had to. On the Arkie he learned that the man who ' d spurned the gob forever by his book had also some words against mids. Jack liked the Arkie so well that he didn ' t say farewell, and Second Class cruise, he again hung his blues in her little old " Hop Alley. " Jack had a forty-eight in beautiful Scheveningen; he ' d have been late to the ship, if it hadn ' t been for old Eagle Beak. Well, " our tale doth grow stale " but before you down that next glass, remember the name for future reference: Pohl, the Alexandrian Rebel. Football, B-Squad Q, j). Navy Numerals ( j); Boxing Squad Q4, jj, 2). 336 Harold John Pohl alexandria, virginia " Jack " THE title " Midshipman " captivated Chet and he left the plains of Kansas to become one of the spoiled and pampered pets of Uncle Sam. He stayed, too! He survived Plebe year and Youngster cruise. Of course, at the end of the cruise came Sep leave; Chet returned to Kansas City and came near f orgetting to come back — those dark eyes, that brown hair — Oh! he was still in a haze when he came back to the Academv, but the eternal Academics brought him back to earth. Plebe and Youngster years he was the mainstav of the B-squad till, one evening, he tried the lighter-than-air on the ladder and as a result received an injury to his knee that forced him to give up football. He was also given sick-leave, and missed Second Class cruise. Among classmates, Chet acts as graphite, he never creates friction; he moves fast enough, but it ' s just the way he moves; he ' s happy, kind, and sane; so far he hasn ' t fallen for the crossword puzzle craze. In regard to the femmes, we can ' t quite fathom him. After Youngster Sep leave a lot was heard of one, but he quieted down about Christmas. No more was heard of any certain one but dragging occasionally to hops kept him from becoming a confirmed Red Mike. It isn ' t because thev don ' t fall for Chet; he just hasn ' t time for them. Football, B-Squad ( 4, f); Class Wrestling (2). Chester Arthur Kunz kansas city, kansas " Chet " " Swede " Marvin Coleridge Parr hope mills, north carolina Skipper ' ' ' Shorty SHORTY ' S a member of the stags; Never to a hop he drags. But women fall for his " Ha-ha " line And all agree his dancing is fine. No, gentlemen. Skipper is not a Snake though he likes to stag it to a Hop and ruin the other fellow ' s evening by entertaining his girl. The song, " I ' m always falling in love with the other fellow ' s girl " was written for his benefit. In case Skipper ever leaves the Service his ambition is to become a Congressman. Why? Just to pass a law allow- ing midshipmen more time between reveille and forma- tion. This would benefit others who suffer from the same terrible malady as Skipper — sleeping in. In these days of iron ships and wooden men, Skipper has proved himself a fervent apostle of the creed, " You can ' t keep a good man down. " We say it must have taken a fighting spirit for him to win the usual i.) in those terrible encounters with the Ac Department. As a shipmate few better could be found; every one likes a person who carries a perpetual smile and chuckle. Furthermore, anyone who knows how to make a real liberty in Antwerp or Lisbon is a member of our gang, eh. Skipper? 337 Henry Harrison G ' Sell kansas city, missouri " Cizi H " " Hclllk " BEHOLD what brings the sweet young things to Crabtown! Hank certainly must be a connoisseur of feminine tactics for, besides the girl in Baltimore and the one " somewhere farther on, " the Missouri woods must be full of them. That is, if his reputation as a Snake is good for anything. With the exception of Dago, the Academics have held no terrors for him. The fact is, he has used his Mathy brain to the good advantage of many of his sinking classmates. His favorite sport is Bridge, but when he is not holding the cards he is usually hofding the sheet and tiller of a sailboat. His memorable cruise in a catboat, which others besides himself know of, will not be soon for- gotten. " Rain? Well, it surely did! " It is hard to understand why we have always asso- ciated Missouri with the mule when we think of Hank. The only resemblance which he bears to one is in his strength and sturdiness. His pleasant disposition has made him a real classmate and a friend of all. Class Water Polo (2). WE have not yet begun to fight, " as John Paul Jones said, IS the ' spirit of Zirk. His never-failing pres- ence in the j50ol every afternoon gives plenty of evidence of that. One would ' really think that he was earnestly preparing himself for Submarine service. He knows that only persistent training will earn him a berth on the Sub-Squad. It is unfortunate that his name begins at the wrong end of the alphabet because when in the Navy line (waiting line) he is usually last. But that doesn ' t worry Earl, " he has made his Academic record stand at the other end of the list. This all goes to show that he has the proper Navy spirit. Evidently Youngster leave wasn ' t as successful for him as for ' most Youngsters because he forgot to make Second Class leave. We ' cannot, however, call him a Red Mike because dancing and Baltimore have quite an attraction for him. Ambitious? Energetic? Gosh! you would not believe it, but reveille and stoop falls are as necessary and regular for him as chow. The day is old for him at late blast; ask his roommates. Choir (4): Class Wrestling (,4); Suh-Squad. 338 SWEETNESS and Lightness " ; mostly " Lightness. " And why — who wore white service instead of blues? Who made his bed every Saturday morning? Who tried to prove the right hand rule with the left hand? And who always entered the wrong room? Is he savvy? I ' ll say he is! Why, he can prove a circle is a straight line, curved with a hole in the middle, and he gave extra instruction for the Profs. Does he slant a mean eye? I ' ll say he does! Why, he can pull the sights across the Bullseye and make Buffalo Bill look like a beginner. You should see his medals for shooting. Being so light, it was necessary for him to take up some exercise to keep him down among us, so he chose bowling as the big ball reminded him of what he lacked. Although he is quite the successful bowler he has failed in inculcating the characteristics of the bowling ball. Helium came to us from Ohio State, where he was taking a course in " Pig Raising, " but since his stay at the Naval Academy he has decided to go to Florida and raise peanuts to feed midshipmen. He thinks it will be a profitable busi- ness. And — oh, yes, girls! he ' s a Red Mike; tried and trustworthy. Expert Kiflonan; Rifle Squad ( 4, j, 2, 7), Naty Numerals 0); Black iV. Welford Charles Blinn new smyrna, florida " Helium " Charles Lorain Carpenter wilkinsburg, pennsylvania ' ' Chuck ' ' ' ' Kid Carp CHUCK came to us from Pitt. There he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity and a track man of no mean ability. It happened in the course of his track career that he once had occasion to visit the Naval Academy. Here for the first time in his life he saw mid- shipmen, blue-and-gold clad midshipmen; so fine, and so sportsmanlike were these midshipmen that Carp gave his Congressman no rest until he had been made one of them. Carp ' s biggest roles at the Academy were track, hops, and cold showers. Coincidently, in track events his competitors run with him; at hops, the drags run after him; and in his after-reveille showers, the cold water runs over him. So we adjudge him the Naval Academy ' s champion all-round runner. Socially, with his ready smile, he gets bv big. Physically, one need onlv ask to see his numerous medals. Mentally, he laughs at the Academic Department while his roommates bilge. And morally, he goes to Chapel every Sunday whether he has to or not. " Oh, say, Carpenter, have you heard the latest? " " No, what is it? " " Why, there is a track meet the Saturday before Easter. " " Well, I ' ll be darned. And I wanted to go home for Easter Leave. " Track Squad ( 4, 5, 2, 7), aNa (4), Navy Numerals (;?); Expert Kiflemat!, Black N . 339 Justus Rogers Armstrong rogersville, tennessee " Red " " Rouge " NOW we have the conscientious life of the party, the despair of the lesser wits, and the actor superb. But of course he is not aware of his gifts. He flaunts him- self as the exponent of mediocrity very earnestly. So earnestly that he betrays himself. Just a homely phil- osopher, folks, whose dry epigrams bespeak the national genius. But if you were to agree with him as to his niedi- ocrity, he woiild not speak to you for a long, long time. We shall now tell of the metamor ' phosis of the Tennes- see wild-flower to the young man-of-the-world. In the days of his vouth, namely, Plcbe and Youngster years, Red was rabid on this and that pertaining to things unsullied. His was a delicate nature, quick to take offense at anything risque. At something out of the way, his gentle little eyes would assume a hurt expression. But after Second Class cruise, his wisdom became greater, until now his savoire jam bursts upon one like an over- ripe melon. As to theatricals. Red is not only right among them, but right between them. What presentation is satisfactory without his picturesque renditions of character parts? We do not know, for we have never seen any dramatics in which he failed to appear. Masqiwaders (. , i, 2,) Director Qi): Log Stajf (2, ), Log Board (_i); Class Track Q}, 2), Numerals (j). OH, the minstrels sing of an English king " and his re- incarnation we ' ll now declare as being " there " in our ejaculation. Since summer days, when Plebedom ' s ways were both our joy and worry, this Limey chap (behold his map), was never known to hurry. He loafs serene upon the scene of every All-Ac battle, nor turns his head, nor halts his tread wherever slip-sticks rattle. And in the ring he ' s quite the thing, his gloves are ever ready. He bangs and slaps the other chaps until they all turn heady. His eyes of blue once ne ' er were true but from each winsome maiden strayed oft aside with surging tide of guile quite heavy laden. But sad to say, one fateful day his glances chanced to linger, and in a week this savage sheik was wound about her finger. But he is wise, and so his eyes still have a dash of devil, though we ' ll confess, for faithfulness, he ' s really on the level. And now we ' re done, we ' ve had our fun and our lampooning ' s over. May all his years be free from tears and may he live in clover; for now the days bring parting ways and so with outstretched hand, we pledge you right, for any fight, the Navy ' s found a Man! Boxing Squad (j, 2), Navy Numerals ( , 2); Log Staff ( ), Gymkhana (2); Class Football Q4, f); Plebe Crew; Class Track (jj); Expert Rifleman. 340 Theodore Charles Aylward, Jr. fort thomas, kentucky " June " A GROAN, and from somewhere beneath a mound of sleeping paraphernalia there rises the larva of what Saturday night will transform into a butterfly of the most dazzling Spring variety. The story so far: Hugh David Black, one of the vounger set of Oradell, and incidentally one of its most promising young athletes, athletically built vou know, decides to go down to the sea in ships. Dubie encounters one sea- inclined youth named George Prifold and after many thrilling adventures with a cold-blooded group of Annapolitans known as Crabs, thev overcome the ob- stacles m their path and enter the School-on-the-Severn. From now on the thread of our story disentangles. With machine like regularity, Dubie reports to the tailor shop in June for his first and second diags. and last but not least, a horizontal stripe. The rest of the story: Love has found a way. After three long years of elimination by the trial and error method Dubie takes Creepe Prifold for his Academic wife. They arc blessed with Ordnance, Juice, and Nav, even as you and I. And even as you and I, they go down to the sea in ships. Football, B-SquaJ ( 4, ), 2, z), Numerals ( 4, j), Navy N lane rah (2); Class Water Polo (. , _j, 2, 7), Numerals (_4, }, 2); Class Lacrosse Q4, 5, 2, ), Numerals Q4, ;, 2, i); Gymkhana (- , 5, 2, ). Hugh David Black oradell, new jersey " Dubie " " Blackie " George Prifold, Jr. somerville, new jersey " Creepe " J- Sit tight, children, and Aunt Polly will give you the inside data, the real stern-wheeler dope, on this bozo. It ' s like this: The Lord made all manner of creepin ' things and he wasn ' t satisfied, but he was pressed for time, so he cut out the pattern with one hand while he laid out Philly with the other and it ain ' t surprising that he destroyed both designs immediately after the opus was produced. One of the above mentioned opii was Franklin Field and the other was " ' ittle Gawge. " After finishing every Prep school between Kennebunk- port and Wheeling he came to Crabtown. He made all the local fraternities including the Pie Alpha ' s and the Sons of Rest, and the rest of them before his trail through the Main Gate was cold. His ensuing four years were spent with the Acs, the W.O. ' s, and all forms of Jtilitarian endeavors (and children, that last is work). In fact, children, we recommend him as an example of efficiency; he can get further doing less than any guy we know. " A 2..49! Hell, you ain ' t unsat, you ' ve got velvet. " Soccer Squad Q4, 5, 2, ), Navy Numerals (2); Class Water Polo (5, 2, ), Numerals (5, 2); Class Track Q4, }); Gymkhana Q4, }, 2); Black N . 341 Albert Edward Bernet, Jr. st. louis, missouri •■Ed " THE original and foremost Border Ruffian. Probably one of the gang that committed the Topcka atrocity. The Master of the Situation. Plays the banjo between the hours of rising and setting. Great exponent of chaos: shoes in strong box, full dress in washbowl, and mattress on deck. He has the most complete collection of broken-down, decayed objects ever witnessed. Stationery boxes full of torn scraps of paper, empty ink-bottles, empty cigarette packages, frayed whisk-brooms, and a morbid group of useless watches. He really isn ' t a bad looking chap if it weren ' t for his nose. He suspects it of being broken, but says he likes it that way — makes him look like a prize-fighter, or was it a burglar? And speaking of such things, he manages his end, and the means thereto, very well as right extremity of the Varsity eleven. No one can sec his future. As a successful business man he would probably be all there, but the business would very likely die of neglect. As a soldier of fortune he would make an excellent official in some Southern Republic. But that would hardly do either, for he really has an apprecia- tion of responsibility, although it is somewhat furtive. Footbiill, B- Squad Q4); Football Squad (5, 2, 7), aNa (j), N (2); Wrestling Squad Q, 2), Navy Numerals (5, 2); Lacrosse Squad (j, 2, ), Navy Numerals Qi). SENOR MORENO!! Que lastima dam!! " The scourge of the Dago Department — that ' s Jim. He loves music the worst way and plays it so. During Youngster year some kind soul removed the instrument of torture from our midst so he has since taken to express- ing himself in other ways, principally invective. No one enjoyed the cruises more than Brownie. Always happy and smiling, his cheery " Only 1400 more tons, boys " on coaling day was always a boon and source of courage to his shipmates. (If you believe this, we ' ll tell another one). As a Plebc, his heart-rending recitation of " The Shooting of Dan McGrew " with appropriate gestures, was always in demand. His portrayal of Dan " pitched on his head, pumped full of lead " earned him the title of Venus. While Editor of his Battalion Log during Second Class year, he suddenly came into the limelight by reason of his able handling of the thousand and one matters pertaining to the job, and since then has been producing a type of literature which, should he ever be inclined to continue it, would carry him far. Just along what line, or by what means he will succeed we cannot predict, but that he will, no one doubts. Log Stajf; Sub-Squad. 34 James Roll Browne detroit, michigan " Jim " " Venus " P AT a glance, one would hardly suspect that the above -l - head could govern such a complex nature. But stop! Examine closely the smouldering eyes, the satyr ears, and then conceive of a Scandinavian with a Spanish temperament. Though the Swede is a radiator hound of no small repute, he is a very active sponsor of the " Back to Cadiz " movement. Ole ' s athletic tendencies are confined to the parlor type with an occasional turn to the porch-swing variety, not to forget the great American pastime of poker. " O — $ I ' 0? " and the Square Head is off again on another tirade against the perversity of the cards. As a Plebe, Ole made an excellent First Classman, and since then his ability to get away with murder has been uncanny. " There goes that horrible Mr. Olsen " was an oft-repeated phrase Plebe year. His luck holding out Portsmouth will miss an excellent inmate. Taking the Swede ' s idiosyncrasies all in all they are not unendurable, though rather trying at times. Class Water Polo (j, z), Numerals; Class Track Q); Baseball Squad (. ); Statue Gang Q4); Black N . Earl Kenneth Olsen waukegan, illinois " Ole " " Swede " Ernest Reide Perry san antonio, texas " Pop ' A MISNOMER, " Ernest " should have been replaced by " Indifference. " That, coupled with his sudden impulses and actions, sets Pop apart from the multitude. It was these characteristics which made Second Class cruise immemorial to Reide. Ask him how much he enjoyed Brest. However, his ability to sleep any time or any place made the long days aboard ship more endurable. Often an aspirant, but never a letter man; each season sees Pop out for some sport — that is, out for a day or two. At least his knowledge of all sports made him a valuable addition to the Log Staff. The rolls of the Lost Battalion show what he does to roommates. However, others seem very glad of the opportunity to take a chance with him. It is a chance that few survive. Now, socially — well, socially is where the real genius of a man manifests itself. In just so many words, our Reide would be the shining star of any ball room. In such notorious pastimes as tea-drinking, or bridge play- ing, he is adept. Truthfully, we are all quite attached to Pop, so here ' s looking forward to the some day when we ' ll be ship- mates with him. 343 { Almerian Robinson Boileau bath, new york " Al " THE more thinly settled western New York could not contain this youthful prodigy gifted with ability but, at times, grievously lacking in energy. With a little earnest endeavor he could have thrown defiance at the knowledge of Aristotle, but this true son of Optimism was desirous of much sleep and woe was unto the intruder that aroused him from a peaceful caulk. By dint of perseverance alone. Second Class year found him developed into an amphibian of no mean ability and he scoffed " el chow " from the training table there- after. With this same tenacity did he maintain his leader- ship of the last section in Dago, but this was an ambition also. And who was it who could dare to dispute that less than thirteen assistants were exhausted in an attempt to deliver the results of his extensive correspondence. And above all, there were occasional hints and rumors that behind all this, as behind the rise of every great man, there was a girl back home. Who has known a man more versatile! But it ' s: " Say, fellows, I wonder what the outside ' s like. " Class Water Polo ( ), Numerals; Swrnmnig Squad (2). OUT of the multitude John came forth, maybe it was fifth, but anyway it was the first day of Plebe sum- mer. A real, salty, sea-going Plebe was he and he spoke words of wisdom to those who came the following day and they stopped, looked, and listened. As he is a true Southerner, he was born and raised in the Southland, spending the greater part of his life in Georgia. Before he gave up his freedom to become one of the pampered pets, he was one of Marion ' s men. There is no place, in his estimation, as good as Atlanta; but we notice he spent many of his leaves in New York. Was it because he lived too far away? After occupying a place on the Battalion Staff Plebe summer, he descended into the ranks as a lowly Plebe at the beginning of Ac year. Plebe year we find Johnny working and entertaining; yes, it was the First class. Soon the year was over and he put out to sea on the Ark and returned safely for Sep. leave. Youngster year John still spoke words of wisdom and then we find him with two diags. It is doubtful that he will forget his Second Class cruise — London, Paris, and Brussels. Finally came the revelation; he cast away " ye olde Red Myke tendencies " and dragged, not once but many times. Class Baseball Q4); Class Wrestling ( ); Class Water Polo (2). 344 i f John Golden Foster, Jr. atlanta, georgia " . G. " " Junior " THERE was once a Gay-Deceiver with a Passion for the Impossible and a Violent Yearning to be Differ- ent. Having seen the Light-of-Day in the " Delta Coun- try, " where women are Queens and Men write Stories, he had a Head Start on the Common Herd comparable only to a Jersey Cow in pursuit of the Finer Things of Life. Aside from being the local Wow he had an Im- pressive Way of ordering steak and mushrooms that left the Rural Yeomanry completely Pulverized. Possessing so much Undeniable Ability, coupled with a Purple Past, it is only natural that he should Gravitate Inevitably to the Severn in order to save his Grateful Country the Trouble of Running Him to Roost. Conse- quently, from the day of his Arrival, there was no Small Number of People that were of the Firm Conviction that the Navy had met its Match. Before this Home-Wrecker had answered Roll Call a dozen times he was better Known to the Thrill-Hungry Populace than Coca Cola, and was receiving Noticeable Support as the Ultimate Answer to any Maiden ' s Prayer. Came Hard Times, but Our Hero Rallied, drove the Academic Group into Precipitous Retreat, and fell in Love; all in one Week. He became A Changed Man. We now report him Fair and Warmer. The Moral Being: It-Takes-a-Good-Man-to-Do-That. Selah! Class Track Qf, j); Naval Academy Orchestra (4). Charles Tod Singleton hattiesburg, mississippi • ' Tod ' - James Mills Lane washington, district of columbia " Jimmie " H. FRUIT! I knocked that P-work for a 4.0. " This declaration accompanied by the slamming of books announced our Jimmie ' s return from a Math recitation. As the result of great natural ability and a course of mind training in a Washington High School this young man snowed the Ac Department under completely. Sines, cotangents, solenoids, etc., have no terrors for him, and he can draw a curve from any equation or take an equation from any curve. His athletic attainments are confined principally to fencing, but the truth of the old saying, " Go out for one sport and stick to it " is well illustrated in his ability as a fencer. Jimmie ' s greatest difficulty Plebe year was convincing the upper classmen that he was seventeen; later he blossomed out as a real man. Always reg, he had no troubles with the W.O. ' s, and his name seldom graced the pap sheet. His worst habit is that of thinking out loud, and as this is often beneficial to the wife, it can be easily excused. A good scout and a good roommate. Whether in the gyrenes or in cits, good luck to you, Jimmie. Class Baseball ( ); Class Tennis Qz); Class Fencing (2), Numerals; Star {4, ;, 2). 345 John Lockwood Burnside, Jr. silver city, new mexico " Johnnie " FROM: One who should know. To: Those who should like to know. Via: The 192.6 Lucky Bag. Subject: Laundry Number 580 ' s stay at the Naval Academy. I. During this period the confined has exhibited sev- eral marked traits, namely these: a. General Character. The confined has a Chester- field complex seemingly of long standing. b. Marked Characteristics. Unmentionable. c. Accomplishments. The confined has fallen in and out of love innumerable times; has made a vast number of friendships of sterling worth; and has, above all, proved himself a thoroughly splendid fellow. 1. The confined has an unblemished record and has exhibited such traits as to warrant his liberation and again entitle him to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Class Soccer (2, ), Numerals ( z); Class Water Polo (2, ); Class Supper Committee; Christmas Card Committee (2, ); Masquerader Juice Gang Q4, _;), Silver Masked N; Musical Clubs (4, f), Silver Musical Clubs N; Gymnkhana Q4, f); Trident Society; Editor, Lucky Bag. IT hardly seems possible that the smiling young lad you see before you could have a deep, dark secret in his ' past. Yet such is the case; he is a man of mystery. But truth will oat, and we must break down and confess that the " Milk of Magnesia " which one dear lady has long supposed to be the foundation of Beef ' s Naval Career, can not claim that honor. Long has it been Beef ' s ambition to lengthen the difli- cult course in horizontal navigation, and his greatest achievement in this chosen field was to reproach a W.O. with those famous words, " don ' t make so damn much noise, " when that individual disturbed careful research work one night after taps. His efforts have been so successful tha ' t in later years it will not surprise us to see him following the shade around an adobe house, back in his beloved cow country. And so Beef passed through the proverbial joys and sorrows of Academy life. Together we ' ve laughed and cried through this short transition period of our lives. Folks, mayl present, not a Nelson nor a John Paul Jones, but just Roy Stratton, my buddy. Kifle Squad Q4); Musical Clubs Q4, i, 2, i), Gold Musical Clubs N; Gymkhana Q4, ), 2, ); Masquerader, Juice Gang{4, }, 2, ), Gold Masked N; President, Masqueraders ( ).■ 346 Roy Biggs Stratton silver city, new mexico " Beef " " Gene " TRULY this errant son of Colorado missed his calling when he entered the school for little boys on the Severn. Many are the tales of his monetary adventures but probably the height of his financial wizardry was reached when he and that other genial tourist, " Red " Armstrong, visited Paris on Second Class cruise, leaving the Texas with five dollars and returning with francs worth five and a half dollars. However, this tale is re- ceived with some skepticism by the common herd since it is an established fact that the same two worthies hunted the Eiffel Tower in the French Capitol all one afternoon. They, however, aver that the entire difficulty was due to the fact that the entire horizon was filled with Eiffel Towers, and they did not know which tower to choose. Possessed of a collar ad chin of no mean prominence there is scant doubt that our Celtic friend has been the cause of many flutters in feminine hearts, but alas and alack, he heeds them not and satisfies himself with toss- ing eight ounce gloves in the faces of the other chow hounds on the boxing table. Boxing Sqicad (2), Numerals; Class Boxing (;?), Numerals; Expert Kiflemati, Rifle Squad Q4); Log Staff ( 4, }, 2), Log Board ( ); Lucky Bag Staff. Gordon Alexander McLean lamar, colorado " Scotch " " Mac " Carl Wayne Ramsey durham, north carolina " Cy " " Ra?n " MATH hit this lad of Chesterfield fame in the clinches during Plebe year, and since then Cy has dodged everything but the femmes, and yea, verily, his velvet has piled high. His reason for being here — oh yes! — time only will tell what infinite good the Navy will receive from Ram when he is in a position to give to the Service. Now he worries not till the week-ends and then his troubles come galore, for both Margarite and Helen want to come down. His ability to dodge one and grab the other makes us predict that some day we shall find him in the Diplomatic Corps. Cy at times tolerates Steam and Math and Baseball; moreover, his interests in historical matters has always been keen. Second Class year found this characteris- tic at its climax, when with that cheery smile and willing attitude which has always been his, he took one of the leading roles in that great Gymkhana feature. The Scrambled History Act. After this strenuous effort in behalf of the multitudes, he discarded the robe of public servitude and devoted himself to his own domestic troubles. Yes, indeed — Ram is, after all, just a plain tamilv man. " Oh, the immorality in the rural districts. " Class Baseball Q); Class Fencing (2); Gymkhana (£); Log Staff (2, 0- 347 Frank Thrasher Butler tulsa, oklahoma Dudley " " S medley TO look at this innocent, smiling countenance one would never think that he hailed from the land of oil wells, race riots, Indians and Ku Klux. He never tires of telling about the time he punched cattle on his ten- thousand-acre ranch; is the possessor of a potent and ever-ready line; and will discourse for hours on every- thing and anything. " Now . . . ! " And so on until he drops exhausted or is knocked unconscious by some long enduring sufferer, our hero will relate his adventures in the woolly west. He is a Snake of the highest order for he drags often and well, and though his luck may some- times frown on him, he is never discouraged. Many are the times that he has sworn off the women, but you will always find him at the next hop shaking a mean hoof. Dudley is truly a man of parts for he is a tennis shark, workout hound and Mexican athlete combined and with- al is savvy enough to get by without much trouble and still stand well. " You heard the story of the farmer and the gob? " " Well, I ' ll tell you about an Indian heiress I know. " Assistant Manager Tennis (2); Class Tennis Q4, _j); Reception Committee (2); Sub-Sqtiad. AND he ' s from Great Neck, you say? " 1- " Well only a stone ' s throw from there. " So might Mort be introduced and yet not entirely given away. This inhabitant of the wilds of Long Island kept the road hot to the Great White Way; the Great Neck Police Force was created for this lad. We hear that he protested loudly against giving up the night life, and thought he was being hazed when asked to spend a peaceful evening in his room. His idea of pajamas was a " Tux " ; he thought that taking breakfast was a habit Columbus discarded. Mort has none the less proved an asset to the Navy, having discarded most of his revolutionary ideas; is comfortably savvy, a willing worker for his company in athletics, fears no woman but has sense enough to leave them alone, and can hold his own in any Mexican athletic meet. His greatest mania is radio, at which he is no mean little wizard. We suspect that his secret ambition is to lay in his bunk and run a battlewagon by radio while listening in on Paul Whiteman. Mortimer Shepard Crawford port washington, new york " Mort " 348 L YOU ' ' E heard that time-worn tune in Chapel: As he was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be — in love. Thus endeth the first lesson. That ' s Ed. Every leave. Fish brings back another addition to his own fair brickyard. " Now really fellows, this picture doesn ' t do her jus- tice. " And so he raves for several weeks after each leave. Honestly, folks, he ' s awfullv accommodating; he would- n ' t refuse you anything from dragging blind to borrowing your latest record. Did you ever hear that gang of music-spilling gloom chasers Ed used to assemble Youngster year? At times his ear for music appears to be fading, if judged by some of the records he selects. Speaking of records, Ed is close to a ten-second man on leave. Fish isn ' t an admiral yet, but he flew his own flag in Brussels. Pescador was an athlete, too, when he wasn ' t too modest; always was on hand to help out a class team in any sport, provided — always provided — he could get enough ambition to break away from the Radiator Club. Class Football Qi), Numerals; Class Water Polo (2); Class Swimming Q4, }); Class Track (5, 2); Reception Committee ( ). Edgar Derry Fisher beatrice, nebraska " Ed " " Pescador " Morton Klyne Fleming, Jr. rORSYTH, MONTANA " Roomy " " Wh itey " VINI, vidi, vici — and so he did, friends. Out of the wilds of Montana, Roomy hung up his cow punching attire and donned the Navy Blue. " See the world through a port hole " was nearly a reality Youngster cruise but he learned fast and Second Class voyage found him shooting anything with the Dukes of Holland. Having been in the Academy four years, he makes you wonder what he ' s done to keep up the perfect thirty-six he carries — so do we; but every season has found him busily engaged with something or someone. And he will be a champ if he can lose that extra pound, which isn ' t likelv as long as Fig Newtons continue to be put on the market. Whitey had attacks of romancitus at times, but prided himself on his successful evasion of the fairer sex. Yes, he really studies all those books on the shelf on " Aviation, " " Public Speaking, " and " Dago by Your- self, " and we truly predict for him a great future from a combination of the three. For further references see " Who ' s Who " in 1950. Class Basketball Qy); Wrestling Squad (2, i); Class Track (. ). 349 Gordon Campbell washington, district of columbia STRAIGHT from Marion he came to us, exuberant and carefree. In this respect he has not changed since the first day of his embarkation on his nautical career. But his natural exuberance finds many outlets. Studying is not one of these. Plebe year passed without any mentionable incident as Plebe years do, with the exception that he found it difficult to abide by the ancient proverb that a Plebe should be seen and not heard. Youngster year found Hump afflicted with the dragging complex which got under way with a poor start, but finally developed into the beautiful discrimination which he now possesses. Second Class year found Gordy advanced in the science of giving the wrong impression to the First Class. He says it is a gift. Two outstanding features of his life occurred Second Class Christmas leave when he showed his natural tendencies toward pugnacity by engaging in numerous fracases on sidewalk, and also rescued a classmate from the Bailiffs of the Law. " It ' s horr-r-r-r-ible!!! " Class Lacrosse Q4, _j, 2, 7), Ntiimrah (_j, 2, ); Class Football (2), Numerals; Stage Gang, Black N. ' Hump " r; ' ' ' ' ' ' Jff WHAT was Severn ' s loss was Annapolis ' gain, and Charlie with his S became one of us. Unlike the rest of us, he had already reached that stage that comes but once in a life-time. Thus Charlie, the reformed rogue, spent his days writing letters between telephone calls and dates. Charlie did not take to the vicious sports nor to the easy ones. The outlet for his pugilistic tendencies was tennis. He must have handled a mean curtain though, for he made the stage gang — at least, he never misses the Masqueradcr dinners. The Fashion Plate. He will tell you how to dress for when and why. Often an arbitrator, but never a belligerent. Fox News — sees all, knows all — and he ' ll always give you the data. His nightlv letter to a certain address in Wardour was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. But there must be reciprocation somewhere because you can find just any number of letters in his locker done up neatly by months, thirty to a bunch. And the regular telephone calls — he seems to have a first mortgage on the booth. " He ' s a good guy, he ' s never done anything to me. " Masqueraders (4, ), 2, ), Masked N; Musical Clubs {4, }, 2, i . Musical Clubs N; Hop Committee (l , i); Class Tennis ( 4, f). Charles Carroll Dunn washington, district of columbia " Charlie " " C. C. " 350 MASSACHUSETTS BAY has always been the cradle of sailors and the above product of the stern and rock-bound coast is no exception. John has crossed the seas, under three flags, and has seen quite a bit of Europe other than that offered by Midshipmen ' s Practice Squad- ron pleasure jaunts. He ' s a real son of Neptune having crossed the line, and but a chosen few have heard how his dreams were inconsiderately interrupted by two German torpedoes off the coast of Ireland. If anvone should know the meaning of the word bone, it ' s he, for his four years at Crabtown was one endless tight against the Acs. He, consequentlv, had little time for athletics although he did eat track toast for a while. He was, however, a valued member of th e Mandolin Club and occasionally he treated — ? — his friends with songs never heard before nor since. Dragging seldom, movies or the library usually suf- ficed for the week-end. Youngster year he invested his A. A. (Amount Available) in a two-wheeled " motah, " and as a result became a charter member of the excused squad. " And they told me he was a Santy Claus. " Class Soccer ( ); Track Squad ( , 2, ); Aiaudolin Club Q4, }, 2, i). John Driscoll Sweeney belmont, massachusetts •■ . D. " John Leland Woodbury hopedale, massachusetts " Woody " NO more for Saturday night, you ' ll have to take them in the afternoon. " Since Woody entered the Naval Service, enthusiasm has been evident in every undertaking which has appealed to him. He has always been a worthy supporter of the Masqueraders, and fiis manner of ticket distribution can ' t be beat. Less interesting tasks, including the Aca- demics, frequently suffered sad neglect; but ' oody has managed to pull sat under forced draft at the critical moment. With the beginning of ' Second Class year he started fussing and progressed steadily. By June Week he had developed the habit of looking for the mail- man every morning. Woody certainly did enjoy his leaves; and was never found unprepared for them. The time between, he divided into two halves: living in mem- ories in the first and in anticipation in the second. Live and be happy, wholesome and snappy. That ' s Woody. No doubt on some past day, this clear-eyed son of Massachusetts sipped deeply from the happy spring of optimism. His confidence attracts, his eye convinces, and his speed achieves. Jolly and unselfish, either win- ning or losing, he likes his week-ends long, his hair cuts low and his chow on time. Assistant Business Manager, Aiasqueraders and Musical Clubs {,4, }, 2); Class Su ' innning (5, i); Class Track (v). 351 Kenneth Craig galesburg, illinois " Kemiy " " Cupid " THERE are some men whose biographies, if confined strictly to facts, would sound flat and meaningless; in whose careers at the Academy there have been few high lights or notable achievements, none of that high inspiration and intense enthusiasm which carries men on its crest to a surge of glory. Then there are those whose lives, if put on canvas would be a study in light and shadow. But there are some few whose four years have been like a message from some high-power radio station — one continuous series of vibrant sound, high pitched and fraught with meaning, impulses of inspiration caught from the air and transformed into dynamic mes- sage of service. Such has been Kenny ' s course. There is no space here for catalogueing his honors and achievements, but one may get some idea of the man and his manner of living since 192.1 by picturing the above photograph with all boilers going and " Speed, Five " hoisted at the yard for work or play and — Oh, yes, love too. " Put in Kenny. " Basketball Squad C4, }, 2, ), Navy Numerals Q4), N (3), NC2-); Lacrosse Squad ( , 5, 2, ), Navy Numerals Q4), N (5); Class Secretary (2); Company Representative ( ); Black M _ MASON wandered out of Alabama bent on seeing the world, and about two years later he wandered into our midst with that worldly-wise expression he affects for our benefit. We don ' t know just how much of the world he saw, but it was not enough to kill the wander- lust that creeps into his blood every season. Jerry never stops at the half-way mark. He will finish anything he ' s started whether right or wrong; he stands up for everything he believes right even though it may be an isolated opinion. His hobbies are many and short-lived. First it was boxing; then it was track; next a pipe and smoke rings which degenerated into skags and more rings; golf; diving; literature. And if you ask Mase if such a record is not representative of the man himself, he ' ll reply, " When I really want a thing I get it; however, I have sense enough not to pay more for a thing than it ' s worth. " A little investigation will prove that his boast is true. And so you have a combination of determination and caprice, of seriousness and whimsy that is rarely found in one man. One prevents the other from taking possession of him long enough to affect him permanently either way. " Wake up, Mase, that ' s formation. " Boxing Squad (_4, }), Numerals (_4), Navy Numerals (;j); Track Squad Q4, }), Numerals Q4, j); Class Football (2), Numerals. 35 )lt Jared Arthur Mason birmingham, alabama " Mase " " Jerry " No, you would never guess it from the picture, not if you looked for weeks, because no picture could bring out the fact that Roy has red hair. And it is not that flaming red that makes you think of bricks but a dark shade, sometimes known as bronze. Whatever you wish to call it, Roy was our red-headed Swede for four years; the Swede part of it coming from the fact that he hails from Minnesota, the new Sweden, and not from the fact that his ancestors descended from the Norsemen. Having wasted all this space, we now present to you a specimen of the average midshipman. Roy did not startle the Sports ' World with his athletic prowess; he did not sweep the Ac Department off its feet and write a new text book especially for midshipmen; he did not become a famous Snake, nor did he shine as a Red Mike. On the other hand Roy was never worried about having to make a 3.0 on an exam to pull sat; he cannot claim mem- bership in the Radiator Club for he was always doing something outside of the required work. Roy did not make for himself a place in the Hall of Fame, but he did make a lasting place for himself in the hearts of many friends. Lucky Bag; Plehe Track, Captain; Assistant Manager Basketball (2), Manager ( ). Roy Alexander Gang pipestone, minnesota " Kags " " Beano " Dennis Joseph Sullivan stevensville, montana " Denny " " Sully " " Brute " H A CRASH of splintering wood and a dull thud! It was a love tap and Brute was merely giving someone his daily dozen by a gentle push through the locker. His consistent and hard work combined with good ability found him a place on the track team as a man with a mean arm for propelling the javelin. Yes, and he can play football, too, and was elevated to the A-Squad for the same qualities. Savvy? Not exactly, but he always had the most officer-like and gentlemanly qualities which combined with common sense and ability to be serious finally awarded him a star Second Class year. Perhaps one thing that might be attributed to the big open spaces from which he came is his Red Mikism. He didn ' t spoon on a girl from the time he left Montana until Second Class year and then it was a " big hand Sullivan. " After that he could always be found with a girl if combined with the rest of the proverbial trio. " Who wants to drag a girl down here? " " Hear the latest dope, fellows? " As a company repre- sentative he put out all the dope from old style service to no Xmas leave, but which only goes to show that he keeps the Navy foremost in mind. Football, B-Squad ( 4, _j). Navy Numerals Q, 5); Football Squad (2, i). Navy Numerals (2); Track Squad Q4, }, 2, i). Navy Numerals ( ), N (5); Company Representative (2, i); Expert Kifieman. 353 Earl Sutherland Davis church road, virginia " Dave " 100KEY here now! Howdyuh git this prob? " -i " But Sir, I thought " With these expressions on his lips our own Dave has gone through five years of the Academy with only a slight bust the first year when his answers and the Math Department ' s didn ' t agree any better than did he and salt-water on his Youngster cruise. With happy abandon, never owning more than one pack of skags, unless you look in his locker, he has romped along with a grease well over a 3.4, and a super- heated line, the latter ably attested to by a new picture on his locker door after each leave. With the burial of Math, he became a consistent Snake. Very seldom bricked, he is an expert at plain, fancv, and blind dragging, but favors the Southern type of beauty as a true Virginian should. His social activity has cost him one miniature, and innumerable class-pins, but he bears up stoically. As a Youngster he wrote an " Ode to Helen " but he didn ' t repeat the act as he had no more girls to lose. Taken seriously, there is no harder worker in the Acad- emy. There was never a study hour lost between reveille and taps, and whatever honors Fate has in store for him he will well deserve. Sub- Squad (. , 5, 2, ). NO, friends, he isn ' t English, although he hails from Dover. In fact, he himself resents even an implica- tion of such a thing. However, Old Ohio lost a good man on that fine day when our hero left to take his place as an embryo capitano. Folks, look out for some radical changes in this man ' s Navy when Heraldo ' s sleeves be- come heavy with gold stripes. He ' ll show ' em how its done in the Buckeye State. A Snake? Well, he likes women the same way that a Youngster likes fire-room watches. Nevertheless, it is rumored that back in Dover there is one who wears his diamond ring, and it isn ' t his sister. Savvy? Well, just ask the Steam and Juice Departments. They know. He could look at a ship through binoculars and tell you to within three decimal places how many R.P.M. ' s she was capable of. Not a star, but the " Argosy All-Story " keeps him down. " Boys, that Prof cheated me today. Only gave me a 3.8. " Thinks he ' s bilging when he isn ' t in the upper hundred. Reggest man in twenty-six. Demerits? You just know he hasn ' t any. Once it was said that he had shouldered the " Daisy " in company with the privileged ones at extra duty, but we don ' t remember it. " Hey, Davis! block the door open when you go out. " Stage Gang (. ); Sub-Squad; Black N . 354 Herald Franklin Stout dover, ohio " Heraldo " " VonStout " OH, please tell me what his first name is. He says it ' s just V. R. and I know that ' s just part of his Navy line. Isn ' t he precious tho ' — Gee! Isn ' t he a won- derful dancer — Oh, pardon me; I ' m so sorry I stepped on your toe. " So it is now, was then, and ever shall be. The Alligators turned him loose just in time to miss Plebe Summer; and this Florida Romeo, Sheik of South- ern Shores, has been working hard ever since to pick up all the Saturday afternoons he missed with our Crabs and " White works " hops at Carvel. In fact, besides fighting hard to hold his crown as king of the penned words to the fairer ones, giving the drags a treat, and mangling the boys on the mat. Holly ' s spare time has been spent in slugging Dago for the neces- sary twenty-five. But since that worry has been buried, he ' s been sailing along with the best of ' em. His Plebe year, when it did start, commenced with a bang, and right off Rudy, or more dignified Rudolf, as the First Class rightly called him, entertained all the upper classmen with his pie eating ability and slow Southern drawl. " What Ho? No letter this morning? What ' s the matter with that young lion tamer? " " Which one? Pensacola, Philly, Antwerp or Paris? " " No, no; you ' re wrong again — the twelve-cylinder one from Washington. " William Right Hollingsworth fort meade, florida -Holly " " W. R: ' Donald McGregor washington, district of columbia " Mac " HOOT Mon! A true bonnie Scotchman. But alas! We fear his native heath has somewhat lost her hold upon him, for it was only last month that Mac nonchalantly dropped a nickel in the collection plate out at Church. But never let it be said that an injustice was committed by him here, for, even though a high- lander, he has truly earned the name of " Big-hearted Mac " with all the fellows. A gentleman of the age of romance, with an unassum- ing modesty and naivity, always courteous and chival- rous with the femmes, and perhaps a wee bit too senti- mental at times. In the way of indoor sports, Mac always gives the average a boost over at the hops. And he never misses a little " get-to-gether " where he can let loose his " show- er-bath tenor. " But when it comes to a good old pinochle game, believe me, Mac knows his meld. Mac is a conscientious and capable hustler in both baseball and soccer. And in between seasons, he is right there on the side lines using both of them. We ' ve been proud of Mac as a shipmate in the past; we ' re proud of him as a classmate; and we ' ll be prouder still to have him as a messmate in the future. Class Baseball (. ), Numerals Q4); Baseball Squad ( ), Navy Numerals; Soccer Squad (2), Navy Numerals. 355 h Francis James Donahue milwaukee, wisconsin " Frank " THEN there is True Blue Frank, of whom you ' ve read in your Putnam Hall Series. He possesses the integrity of an honest integral. A gentleman of his word, even though the fulfillment may carry him through the tortures of Hell, and so on. Romantic to the extreme, and extremely trying to his friends at times, with his indicatory gestures and finesse of speech. A carefully modulated voice that rises and falls like a waterfall. A very Cavalier whose component parts are the dash of D ' Artagnan, the simplicity of Cyrano de Bergerac, and the uprightness of Guy Fawkes. He lives in a world of his own making. His affaires d ' amour were the pride and delight of the Regiment until he was caught in the toils of True Love. Prior to that, his ability as one of the apostles of Mr. S. Webb served him well when the feminine crush became too great. Aries, or Scorpio, or one of those signs that govern peoples ' horoscopes or something, predicted that Frank would become a Successful Business Man, but he out- witted his Fate, and is going to be a poet because he is given to introspection and an admiration for the beauty of this and that. As a hot conclusion, we may intimate that Frank has leanings toward service in the tropics. This arises from dreams of an island villa and the blue sea for a front yard. Boxing Squad Qi), Numerals. NOW look at this Ordnance lesson; five pages of formulae! What do they think we are anyway? " Notwithstanding some setbacks Academically speaking Charlie managed to acquire the coveted diags along with the rest of the boys. Plebe year he made himself famous by his half inch collar and his sleeping in Chapel. Soccer engaged his attention for the first time Plebe year and continued to hold his interest all the way through. Liberty for Charlie usually consisted in a long walk across the fair countryside with Ophelia and other mem- bers of the " club. " He is usually conspicuous at the hops by his absence due to disasters Youngster and Second Class years. Yet, from the hours he spends composing long letters to Engle- wood and the stamps he uses for Special Deliveries, we think that the old home town girl has a strong hold on his heart. Unfortunately, we have never seen her; yet if we are to believe Charlie, she has what it takes. We do know that a letter from her makes him sing(?) the whole day long. Though he bemoans Navy life and even considers the Marine Corps because he thinks he might then marry, we know that when the Navy Blue ' s are mustered, he ' ll be present and voting. Class Soccer ( 4); Soccer Squad (5, 2), Numerals ( j), Navy Numerals (2). 356 Charles Gurney Wadbrook englewood, new jersey " Charlie " HE is neither a salty sailor nor a hard-boiled, sea- going brute, but just a poor little boy who was enticed from his home and fireside by the desire to serve his Country. Since his arrival at Crabtown, Gene has performed lots of service. He has served extra-duty, served on the Sub-Squad, and served as a lifesaver for unfortunates who needed escorts for blind drags. A natural Snake, he finds it just as easy to bring an end to his many romances and salvage his class pins as it is to start them. Yes, he has a way with the ladies unless they happen to be from Philadelphia, in which event they seem to have a wav with him. If anv young lady ever gets him, it goes without saying that she is a daughter of the City of Brotherly Love. He is so meek, calm, and peaceful that one would believe him the heir to the earth, but there is a limit to even Gene ' s good nature when his Irish instincts pre- dominate. Just ask the London taxi-driver. Modest, lucky, and happy, he is one of the few men left who are not unctuous and obsequious. " Better bone for that P-work, Gene. " " Aw, Hell, the luck of the Irish will carry me through, " and it always has. For your sake, old man, may the Irish always be lucky. Class Boxing ( ); Sub-Squad (j, ), z, }. Eugene Sylvester Sarsfield brooklyn, new york " Gene " " Sars " - James Newton Shofner fayetteville, tennessee " Shoj " " Abie " IF I weren ' t unsat in Juice, I ' d be a savoir. " If it isn ' t Juice, it ' s Math and so it goes with the lad from Tennessee. The Acs and Shof get along like the two famous sons of Adam. But he ' s always there with the little old 1.5 when the day of reckoning comes along. When he came out of the woods of Tennessee to do battle with mysteries of Ex Scientia Tridens, he did not forget to bring with him his sense of modesty nor his shyness toward women. But don ' t be disheartened, girls; he really does like American femmes. Ask any of Brook- lyn ' s fair sex. They may say he ' s a heart-breaker but he isn ' t — intentionally. He is a bonafide singer, having been varsity material in the choir, and when he gets to picking that guitar even the most musically indisposed and the most vocally unqualified catch the spirit and voluminous discords rend the air, but joy reigns supreme. A true friend, good pal, and the best kind of a ship- mate. Good luck to you, Shof, old man, may we meet again in the near future and hash over the days when we were Midshipmen. " Look out. Wee! " " Good-bye, Jimmie. " Gymkhana Qz); Choir (4, 3, 2, ); Sub-Squad. 357 I HiLAN EbERT ALLIANCE, OHIO " Ehe " AFTER the Board of Physical Examiners took a chance on four years of mess-hall diet ' s resulting in an increment of avoirdupois in the territory between the hair and the hoofs, this elongated specimen from the State of Presidents, Automobiles, and Floods entered upon his career as a midshipman. If motor-sailers were equipped with automobile motors, this Ohioan would be invaluable aboard shin. At two hundred yards, he could tell the make and age of a car. The sound of its motor would be sufficient to give him the type, model, and number of cylinders. Ebe always maintained a comfortable lead on the Ac Department but he obviously has no Spanish blood in him. At one time the Math Department secured a strangle hold which unearthed a latent store of ambition and determination, and after a month, he had topside again. His initial appearance as a Snake was with local talent and a blind drag at that! However, on the morning after, his morale wasn ' t any lower than usual, so it must not have gone the way of most blind drags. Though not a hop addict, he enjoys dragging — witness the six dates in nine nights of Second Class Christmas leave. But then, look who it was he dragged that six times! " Say, Hungry, what ' s the latest quotation on reindeer meat? " Gymkhana (2). UMPING YIMMINY! Look who we have here— the missing link, or boy prodigy from the blizzard- V I Y swept plains of North Dakota — 99 44-100% pure, don ' t know why he joined the Navy, but we guess it was to be educated with the spoiled and pampered pets. His hobbies are wide and varied, but the following are the most preeminent: writing poetry to the one in favor at the present time; singing; and eating. But we will all agree that he is a renowned mail (male?) sheik; he snares the fenmies with his eloquence and short stories in letter form of from four to eight folders. Chuck ' s career as a Snake had its ups and downs, reaching its highest pinnacle after a correspondence course in dancing his Youngster year. But we believe that he has settled down to one now, the face on his locker door. Chuck is a very busy fellow which is probably one reason why we never find him rhino, and as a general rule, good-natured. We are expecting big things of you. Chuck, full speed ahead, and don ' t disappoint us. " Well, I ought to have another good night; I ' ve got plenty on. " Class Foot ha 1 1 (2, z), N mierals; (2, i) Class Lacrosse (i, 2, ); Numerals (2, 7) Business Manager, Trident Magazine ( ); Lucky Bag Staff; StarC4 ' ). ' 358 Charles Oscar Larson grand forks, north dakota " Chuck " " Swede " WHAT part of Minnesota are you from, Mister? " " I ' ve lived in New York all my life, sir. " " ' The Influence of Environment ' doesn ' t apply to you, does it? " Pete might have worn a constellation on his full dress collar, but too often energy born of ambition gave way to the wiles of Morpheus. Since he could not distinguish himself Academically, he did it financially. Without a doubt, he stood first in amount available. He enjoys the unique distinction of having bought only one magazine during the course, even though he has read scores of them. He always returns them, but. Gosh, what a con- noisseur of fiction he is! Notwithstanding his unparalleled capacity for absorb- ing nourishment, Pete carries little, if any, superfluous. He made his debut as a crew man in the inter-battalion race Plebe summer, and has been with the game since. Practice makes perfect, and if this were the Navy of Themistocles time, Pete ' s ability as an oarsman would have netted him two stripes upon Graduation. " We had a fruity time this afternoon; didn ' t hardly get warmed up — only two Henleys and three miles at thirty-six. " Plebe Crew, Navy Numerals; Creiv Squad (5, 2, i). Navy Numerals (;j, 2); Class Football (. , f). Numerals (_i); Football, B-Squad (2, ), Navy Numerals (2 7,). Oscar Pederson new york city " Pete " " Sivede " Louis Everett Gunther grand rapids, michigan " Ev " BEING a midshipman is merely a side issue with Ev; his real occupation is the compilation of a dictionary of the English language, one that will in time put Mr. Webster ' s great work completely out of the race. In the meantime, Noah ' s little hand-book is his constant com- panion. Each day he learns to spell a new word or two; it is his boast that when his letters are collected and published there shall not be found a misspelled word. To him love is essential; it is indeed a rare day that two or three letters in feminine handwriting do not grace his table, and still he cries for more. " Great Screech- ing Whirlwinds " he cries, " Only one letter today! " His command of language is one of his many assets and it is but seldom he comes out on the wrong end of an argument. ' ' ' Say, kid, what ' s the Juice? All of Chapter Ten? Fruit! " and he turns in for the night. Academics never worry him; he lets the Departments worry for him. Once in a while he nears a reef but he always has the reserve power to back off. An optimist by nature, he can always see the cheerful side of life; it is this quality that carried him over some of the rough spots in his Naval Academy career and will stand by him in the years to come. 359 Walter Edwin Fratzkf. crookston, minnesota ■Walt " " Ski " TO note all the traits, the likable characteristics and the exciting life of our hero from the Northwest would have done credit to a Boswell. We have learned a lot about him in our four-year sojourn with him but we suspect that in back of tho se smiling features are hidden a dark and terrible past of which we know nothing. But let that be as it may, he has made a place for himself in the hearts of all of us. In the line of athletics Walt has tried everything but polo and had he followed his youthful ambition to enter West Point he might be playing it. Up until the beginning of Second Class year he had steered pretty well clear of the fair sex but of late he has taken to the gentle art of Snaking. Every now and then he steps out and shows the lesser satelites how they do It back in Minnesota. Ever since he became one of the Forty Percent, he has had a continual battle with the Ac Department. His version of Johnny Gow did not agree with that of the Steam Department so Walt found himself high and dry on the steam bush. Only by hard and conscientious boning has he been able to stay with us and despite his little controversies he has managed to slip through. Nev- ertheless it ' s all over now and he ' s a better man for having won his battles. " Howinell do they expect a fellow to work this prob.? " DEUCES were wild and look what we drew Wiscon- sin ' s pride and the Navy ' s despair. This six feet and one inch of ' 2.4 was handed down to us to have and to hold, to keep and possess, to swear by and at. Starting things off with a crash. Salty has held his own through thick and thin, St. John ' s, the Reina, and the Sub-Squad. This last has always been his biggest trouble. He takes to water like a Filipino takes to winter ice carnivals. Every afternoon during Sub-Squad season will find Salty with his ballast tanks filled cruising about on the bottom of the swimming pool. Never of the rabid Snake variety, still there have been times when the femmes did exert their influence to an alarming extent, and it was during this period that Elmer needed the most careful attention. However, of late, some one seems to have thrown a wrench in Cupid ' s machinery for the femme curve plotted against amount available has taken a decided drop. In spite of all his faults and short-comings, his cruises, leaves and general life all bear the same tale of making friends, keeping old ones, and in general finding the sunny side of life over the path of least resistance by using every day horse- sense. His good nature is as big as his feet — awfully large. Assistant Manager, Track (5, 2); Sub-Squad; Black N ; Manager, Track ( ). 360 Elmer Henry Salzman kiel, wisconsin " Salty " " Elmer " YOUTH, the Joy of Living, but without Sorrows there would be no Joy. Our Nell knows. It happened a long time ago. A picture, something bound with a pink ribbon, memories — need I say more? Sad? Oh, no, that something in his eyes denotes experience, age-old exper- ience; ' tis thus we learn. For instance, one sleeps in Church but once; one sleeps through drill but once; just ask the king of the sand pile, and take heed. And he is a persistent lad. Picture a mere youth, standing on the sand pile, a fast express — then, flying legs, clutching hands — he didn ' t miss anything and is still going strong. The right bat, a long easy swing and there you are: baseball, studies, or whatever it may be, he gets there. Need we make predictions; well started means well ended and the Country needs such men whether it be as officers in the Service or officers of public service. Class Water Polo ( , 2); Class Baseball (j), Numerals. Neville Goodloe Holeman dawson springs, kentucky " Nellie " " Goodie " Clarence Wade McClusky BUFFALO, new YORK " Mac " " Wade " " S AY, wait until I tell you about the ones I got this leave " ; thus begins a good story on why girls leave home. But with all this it is a safe bet that down in his heart there is only room for one and we all know who that is. Ask him — he doesn ' t mind telling you. And it all started Plebe summer. Wade also has his difficulties with the Academics, for some nights, he has to study almost a half hour on one day ' s lesson which means he can ' t turn in before eight- thirty. Mac ' s philosophy of life is never to let anything inter- fere with pleasure, because you are young only once. It took him a long time to decide to dedicate his life to the Service, but to hear him talk of Buffalo, with its many wonders, it is hard to see how he ever tore himself away from the old homestead. When Mac finally worked up enough ambition (in- spired by a certain sweet young thing} to break away from the radiator, we had great hopes for him; then bad luck in the form of a sprained shoulder ruined everything. If June 1916 finds Mac still looking for that wonderful position, we all think the Navy will be the winner and civilian life the loser. BlackN ; Class Football (2); Expert Rifleman. 361 Charles Fredric Horne, Jr. new york city " Bud " " Charlie " THE original instigator of the heterodyne complex. Devoted disciple of Marconi. " When I was a Plebe it was a Youngster rate; and when I was a Youngster it was a Second Class rate; and now it is a First Class rate. Just for spite, I won ' t have one at all next year. " So said Charlie when the order was published making radios a First Class rate. However, a man must reserve the right to change his mind if circumstances warrant it, and that bleary-eyed look at many a breakfast bespoke after- taps investigations of ethereal disturbances. Neverthe- less, his keen interest in and his knowledge of the science of the RI drop have proved of incalculable value to the Academy. To him the stage managers said, " Let there be light, " and he made light. Extra duty and extra instruction are almost perfect strangers in Charlie ' s life — especially so extra instruction. Being untroubled Academically, his after-drill periods were spent with the three-fourths inflated ball, and oh! the gallons he has imbibed! and the countless attempts he has made to breath under water! If this quality of persistence stays with him, it can never be said of him, " His was a wasted life. " Masquerader, Juice Gang Q4, j, 2, i); Musical Clubs ( 4, _j, 2), Gymkhana (;j, 2); Water Polo Squad (2), Star ( ); Class Water Polo ( ), Class Tennis (5). HUBIE evidently took " What Can Literature Do For Me? " seriously. It goes without saying that a knowledge of human nature is necessary for good leader- ship, and wasn ' t he told Plebe year, " Literature can give you a better knowledge of human nature? " " The Boy and His Books " — what an apt title that would be for a portrait of him in a typical pose. He has been known to study on occasion, but whenever there is a choice between reading fiction and doing something else, he invariably reads. Hubert with his Saturday Evening Post and his Bull Durham is all set for a pleasant after- noon. A little workout now and then, of course, although he was a Charter Member of the Sub-Squad. He was naturally a little bit lazy, with starts of ambition occa- sionally for soccer and bowling. Cheerful most of the time, particularly so on Saturday mornings when the choir didn ' t have to go to drill. He dragged as much as any of us, but as there is safety in numbeVs Hubie seems in no danger of being seriously affected yet. He and the pap sheet became quite intimate, and he dragged Lady Springfield quite a bit. " Gee, that was a terrible exam — is the mail all out yet? " Class Soccer (_?, 2), Numerals (j, 2); Soccer Squad Q4, ); Choir ( 4, J, 2); Black N . 361 Hubert Ellis Strange johnstown, pennsylvania " Hubie " SUNNY JIM is a Cosmopolitan who uses an ever- ready smile. From looking at him you can ' t quite decide whether he is from Reno, Nevada, or Bangor, Maine. From his Roman features, delicate countenance and abundant, black hair you would judge him to be a musician, poet or painter. But Jim is that way; he fools one. His mandolin serves only to keep the dust olF the top of the locker. And as far as poetry and pictures go, why, he never had the right Juice Prof for them. Jim likes Fords, rifles and one girl. He understands Fords and rifles. Being a survivor of Well ' s Line, his history library crowds out Cosmos and other famous literature. Because he points such a mean shooting iron, fame hunted him down and several yellow numbers have been his for the buving. Jim is also a successful football manager, and he avers to this day that his team could have shown up the arsity. The sub-service (no, not subway, or subconscious) appeals to him; but tierra firme attracts him as the square of the distance, and in the future we ' ll address his mail to Pontiac. Favorite winter sport, Sub-Squad; outdoor sport, cross-countrv hiking; indoor sport, Saturday morning bed-making. Kifle Squad ( , }, 2, j). Numerals ( , 2): Manager Class Football (2, i); Expert Rifleman. James Arthur Morrison pontiac, illinois " Jim " Abbott Mannie Sellers atlanta, georgia " Ab " " Foxy Grandpa " ARE you unsat, Mr. Sellers? " -L . " No, sir. " " Well, how in the world do you keep sat? " Thus was poor astonished Ab confronted one day in Juice. It was a surprise to us all for the poor boy had starred his Plebe year and stood within the first hundred of his class. In spite of this astounding revelation, we all thought he was talented in brain matter and every day a stricken soul could be heard, " Oh Albert, didja work the 153rd? " Then given plenty of time he would eventually reply, " Ye-es. " Not starring athletically Ab early coupled his literary ability with a certain amount of business sense and was proclaimed Circulation Manager of the Log, which duty he faithfullv discharged. He was a Red Mike pure and gentle as a lamb. " Peter- man ' s Twenty " held no swav over his emotions. But when another man would have dragged his weary footsteps led him toward the Republic or the Circle where he seemed to be completely satisfied. We all hope that when some fair creature does capture our dear old Foxy Grandpa that she doesn ' t take unfair advantage of his docile nature. Class Soccer (2), Numerals; Class Lacrosse Q4); Expert Kifletnan; Star (. ); Log Staff 0, 2), Log Board ( ). 363 Theodore Hertzel Kobey bisbee, arizona ••Ted " HEY! M.C., is six letters all I get this mail? I believe you ' re holding out on me. " (And usually he is). This question, girls, should introduce our Cactus Cavalier, the Bisbee Bedouin. He hails from Arizona, that part of God ' s country v here they raise mesquite, cactus, and (so he claims) he-men. Though timid by nature the weaker sex have made of him one of the greatest of Snakes. And it was not an easy task either, but years of concentrated efforts will change anything or anyone, and then the 4.0 just would- n ' t let him alone. This is his way of putting it — modest thing — but I, his roommate, know that this easy-going care-free son of the desert has attained his present height through months of concentrated study of a little life saver for social aspirants entitled: How to be Popular Though Self-Conscious, Homely, and Pessimistic. " I should like you to value what I have done, not what I happen to be. " After all, though, he ' s harmless, and before the Academics he ' s fearless. " Hey, there, yuh draggin ' ? How ' s to swap a dance? " Class Football ( 4); Assistant Manager Football (5); Manager Class Track (. , 5, 2); Manager Class Basketball (2); Trident Magazine; Sub-Squad. HE ' S from the wild and wooly West where men are men. Shady was quite collegiate when he first entered the Naval Academy but his education under ' 13 made an all-round midshipman of him. Shady is pretty savvy when he wants to be. Plebe year he spent two months in the Hospital and starred. On the other hand, he has decorated several trees as beautifully as 2..0 can smile at you. The Sheik is quite a ladies ' man. If it isn ' t one, it ' s two. If he drags one girl more than twice in succession, he is in love with her. He missed a hop once on account of extra duty but made up for it by dragging two to the next one. There are two big things about Shady, though: his appetite and his grin. These two things are never dim- inished. Even when he is about to lose his temper from the troubles that come his way, he gets so mad that he laughs. It is odd to see the humor he finds in trouble. " Assorted Curses! " Star Q4); Football, B-Squad Q4); Creiv Squad Q4); Class Football (_}), Numerals; Class Boxing (j). Numerals; Track Squad (2); Expert Rifleman. 364 Frank Byron Schaede COLORADO springs, COLORADO " Shady " " Sheik " J HERE you have him, the man who ' s never been bricked. Yes, there ' s a reason, and it ' s not that he doesn ' t drag. We cannot recall missing him at any Hop since Youngster June Ball, nor at any function between hops, and his encumbrances have always been worth looking at twice. You know it can ' t always be luck. But why be superfluous? You can ' t help guessing it. He ' s just an all-round, straight, clean, honest-to-gosh man. Although handicapped by his size, he has done more than welHor his company and class in boxing, gym, and rifle. He was as highly successful in his battle with old General Academics as in everything else he undertook, and moreover was always willing to aid his less fortunate classmates; it was very seldom that anyone left Ralph ' s room not knowing what it was all about. His adaptability and efficiency assure the success of his every undertaking. He ' ll make a capable officer, of whom we may well be proud; in short, he is the type of friend and classmate upon whom we ca n depend under all circumstances. Class Boxing (j), Numerals; Class Soccer (2), Numerals; Star Q, 3); Expert liifleman. Ralph Henning Moijreau chicago, illinois " Meeroiv " Wesley Arnold Wright lynn, massachusetts " Hammy " " Salty " HAMMY was a member of the Old Navy in the capacity of yeoman. However, things around Crab- town came natural to him and he soon found himself entirely at home. Harnmy has most of the virtues of the men in blue, but he is not without his faults. He has his weaknesses, the outstanding one being the weaker sex, or more appro- priately, the week-end sex. It is rather difficult to say whether the femmes have got him or whether he has the femmes. Hammy has set a pretty good stride in athletics but his love for chow overbalances his desire to become a second Jim Thorpe and it is only after much endeavor that he has been able to break loose from his appetite and get down to actual participation. He has a natural gift of making friends, and his ready wit, and quick response to an S.O.S. for help in Math have placed him high in the estimation of his classmates. Hammy is the kind of fellow who never needs a friend because they are all his friends. With his natural genius for Math he should easily be able to compete with the best of them in the Construction Corps, and we all hope that he makes his mark. Football, B-Squad (2, ), Navy Numerals (2); Class Baseball C4, 2, 1); Star 0, i, 2); BlackN . 365 Anderson Offutt new orleans, louisiana " Andy " ANDERSON comes from New Orleans, the home of -LX. beautiful women and good whiskey. Since the day he entered, he has been a strong advocate of the old Navv when Duty Officers were not so abundant. He was on the morning orders from the time he spent his first week-end on the ship, and kept the Academic Depart- ments guessing. Not a savoir, Andy has decorated his share of the trees, but his ability to hit in a pinch has kept him with us. There are few Midshipmen who have had so many one-party love affairs as this youth. Rarely a month passes that he isn ' t sighing over a new love, for fortunately they have all been short-lived. During the past two years he has been forced to give up the girls in order to devote his Sparc time on week-ends to tinkering with the Ford he purchased on Second Class leave. As a result, the famed " One Hoss Shay " has nothing on this chariot. " The Navy ' s shot to Hell " is his chi ef lament, for he never has recuperated from the shock of having to sew on a complete set of woven red numerals. But in spite of his seemingly Bolshevistic traits, Andy is a strong Navy man. " There is no city in the country like New Orleans. " Wrestling Squad Q4, j. Juice Gang { 4); Black N. 0; CASSIUS breezed into our midst from the plains of Texas, wild and untamed. The four years of mess- hall diet, extra-duty, and Academics did nothing but put a thin veneer of " officer and gentleman " on this frontiersman. Perhaps you are deceived by the placid countenance and the well-groomed hair. But examine those eyes. Notice the revelation of character — the indomitable courage, the inflexible honor, and the imperishable spirit of the Alamo. " What! No mail? " " Well, I guess I ' ll write a letter. " Thereupon Cassius grabs the last skag and pulls sat in correspondence. His smile is more noticeable than his intellectual prowess. Although Cassius comes from the land of the wooden nutmeg, he has, from the first, proved an exception to the rule, being a master in the art of getting the maxi- mum results with minimum efl ort. Doyle has been fortun- ate or unfortunate enough to have had several love affairs, violent ones, since he has been among us. They haven ' t affected him, though, and " Boy, wait till Sep leave and I ' ll give the girls in Tejas a treat. " Just what will happen to Cassius after Graduation we don ' t know. A good guess would be that he goes back to the Big State and settles down to raising little long horns. Doyle Cassius Warren sherman, texas " Cassius " Gymkhana Qy); Black N . 366 IT was while he was going to Erasmus Hall High School, Brooklyn, that Harry got his start for the Academy. The start was so good that he put a star on his full dress Plebe year. Living in Brooklyn, he learned a couple of the languages used extensively in New York City. This ability as a linguist made Spanish fruit for him so that he was able to talk to the Profs as if he knew what he was saying. After the first year, Harry put more time on athletics, and devoted some of his study hours to refreshing his body instead of his brain. He divided his efforts between soccer and lacrosse, working so hard that some of the big men found that his speed, dash and accuracy had left them without a job. He was never a real Snake at the Academy, but dragged enough to keep his interest up. When he is home on leave, though, try and get hold of him. The answer you receive when you ask for him is generally: " He has just gone out for a ride " or " No, he has gone to a dance tonight. " " Say, when do we get paid? I owe five dollars now. " Class Soccer Q4), Numerals; Soccer Squad Q}, 2, ), Navy Numerals (j), N (_2); Class Lacrosse ( 4), Numerals; Lacrosse Squad (5, 2, ), Navy Numerals (5); Sfar Q4), Glee Club Q4, y); Class Crest Committee. Harry Hathaway Pottle, Jr. brooklyn, new york " Harry " Cleveland Forsyth Pratt, Jr. new york city " Ophelia " ATTACHED is a representation of what we believe a ■L - remarkable likeness to the Rock of Gibraltar, both in bulk and in possible characteristics. The bulk is natural; the characteristics acquired somehow or other. The famous rock impresses one as possessing a sort of quiet stubbornness, a passive resistance to any persuasion, once it is resolved. Out of justice to our " fat boy " we must admit that he has been well educated during his residence at the Academy, although during Plebe year he missed some of the refining touches in the art of handling knife and fork, by dining with the uncouth of the football and crew tables. He has been a Red Mike to those who do not know him, but his intimates secretly believe that he ruined all his chances of becoming the most heart-breaking of all Snakes by saying " I do " before he became a midship- man. We suspect this because he has several times addressed his letters to a Mrs. C. F. Pratt, Jr. However, this may have been pure absent-mindedness. " Now, Mr. Pratt; there are just two verses to Second Class Juice. The foist is: look for the toiminals; and the second is: E equals IR. Football, B-Squad Q4, 5, 2, i). Navy Numerals (5, 2 ,7); Plebe Crew ( 2, 7); Wrestling Squad (2, ); Class Wrestling ( j), Numerals. 367 William Kilian Romoser baltimore, maryland ■■BUI " SKAG? No thanks, old man, I ' ve knocked off smok- ing. " " Dragging? No, I ' m off that sort of thing — for the present at least. " But he doesn ' t really mean it; for he ' s perfectly normal and is imbued with all the tendencies, desires and aspirations that are characteristic of the majority of us. Bill has a gift of conversation and a knack at injecting romance into the most trivial of incidents — two qualities that have awarded him with a deserved popularity. Those tendencies started years ago when Bill was se- curely established in the life of that " old college on the hill " — Lehigh — and since then the ports of midshipmen cruises have served as a constant inspiration. Always there was some wild tale of a European port, a baron ' s reception, a glorious night, a moon, a , but why rehearse ancient history? And always he ' s immediately off on an insatiable longing for another cruise — to Europe, to the Mediterranean, anywhere rather than behind a mountain of textbooks. Bill ' s big ambition is to sail the seven seas of the air in a little bought plane, with a joy stick in one hand and the speedometer hitting 2.00 knots. Atta boy. Bill; a pair of gold wings will go well with that million dollar smile. Track Squad ( 4, }, 2, ), Numerals (2, ); Class Soccer ( 4, }, 2, ), Numerals (_j, 2, i); Expert Kifleman. MISTER SCHANZE! What type of boilers does a submarine carry? " " B. and W., sir. " So it was that our fair young aspirant de marine precipitated himself into the hands of those Plebe-eating First Classmen. At all times, he was the pride and joy of the Academic Department, especially when he defined a " wale shore " as " an apparatus used for hauling whales aboard a whaler! " Eddie first bid fair for fame behind the portals of Johns Hopkins University. It was amidst such environment that the maternal care and steadying influences of a certain Goucher College first made themselves evident. Experience, however, is the world ' s greatest teacher and it was in such a setting that he developed the conversa- tional charm and versatile personality that makes him a much sought after person in any gathering of ladies — or gentlemen. But as Eddie was in the old days so is he today — and ever will be. Always there was that saving sense of humor and that infectious smile, which even the cruises, with all their discomforts, could not wipe out. The lack of fresh water at 5:30 reveilles was a cloud over his soul, but even such an adversity was never adverse enough to steal away the Eddie that we had always pleasantly known. Edwin Stansbury Schanze baltimore, maryland " Eddie ' Class Lacrosse ( 4, }, 2, 7), Numerals Q, 2, ); Class Soccer 2, z). 368 i COMMOVO%e JOH?i -PAUL JOI ES AMERICAN REVOLUTION I747-I79Z ( From the portrait by Cecelia Beaux ' ) «r%. SAY, don ' t look so scared! Honest, we didn ' t mean to frighten you. You know way down in your heart that looks don ' t mean much. He really is good-natured and won ' t harm a soul. Abe was a soccer man and one of Tom ' s favorites. He could show some real rough tricks if necessary as he did in Gibraltar when we played the Limies. Some of the Britishers wished they had never gotten in the game be- cause Abe showed ' em how we played. Jim always managed to fool the Ac Department, al- though sometimes they came very near catching up with him. Never suffering from love-sickness probably aided him in this way, although it prevented him from showing proper sympathy for the troubles of a roommate afflicted with all the worries of a true lover. As one can see by glancing at the snapshot of his youthful days, Jim always was more or less salty, and had been introduced to the leeward life line before Youngster cruise. " Call away the gig, and notify the Exec that I am going ashore. " Soccer Squad ( 4, 5, 2, i), N (j, 2); Class Gym Qz); Expert Kifleman. Mannert Lincoln Abele quincy, massachusetts " Abe " " Jim " THIS native son of the Palmetto state learned the first day of Plebe year that the Governor of North Caro- ina really did make a famous statement to the Governor of South Carolina. This knowledge stood him in good stead Plebe year — and occasionally since then. Odd, isn ' t it? By his own statement he is the very model of propriety, yet I have in mind a particular incident of Plebe year Army-Navy game which caused certain of his friends to wonder. The Class of ' 2.5 first claimed Still as one of its mem- bers, but the Acs, which have been the undoing of many a good man, got time on him before he realized what was up, hence his presence in our own illustrious midst. The race, however, is not always to the swift, and Everett has since shown that he possesses better stuff than the Ac Dept. thought. Quite unassuming, with an easy going disposition. Still has made many friends who all hope that he can meet all life ' s problems with the same quiet assurance with which he has taken the blows of Academy life. Here ' s to you Still. May vou have a long, happy, successful naval career with lots of pleasant duty. 369 William Wallace Anderson, Jr. lexington, kentucky " Andy " " Bill " " Savvy " A SCHOLARLY dilettante — overly given to taking life too seriously yet occasionally showing the boy in him bv his humorous wise cracks or plavful scuffles. At times he becomes so light we wish Henry Ortland had devised lead instead of wooden shoes for this mem- ber of the swimming squad. Yes, the lad has athletic aspirations and each winter forsakes us proletarians to chow on toast at the training table. In Wallace we also find one of the few leaders of the Navy. Just how good a leader might be found out by consulting a certain Com- mander. Yet we are always ready to follow Andy even though he again leads us to the lofts of Dahlgren Hall. Wallace likes to kid himself into thinking he is a happy combination of Snake and Red Mike but we think the reptilian characteristics predominate. Unlike his simian comrades he does not swing from the trees. He is, with- out doubt, savvy, but carries his laurels with a modest grace which has won him the good will of all. " Aw, come off that limb! " Associate Editor Lucky Bag; Tndeiit M.agazjne Staff; Trident Society (j, 2, ); Class Swimming Q4); Swimming Squad (jj, 2, ); Class Supper Committee; Star 0, 5, 2, ). PEALS of laughter rent the quiet of the corridor. Break- ing into our domicile we found our better half in shocking dishabille rendering an Abyssinian torso dance. Ceasing in this he regaled the visitors with his version of a sarcastic sneer, and with a beatific smile said, " nighty- night " and pulled the covers over his cherubic gonk. That was Eddie. In his more collected moments this son of the wooden nutmeg state displayed his Yankee ingen- uity by oiling the window shades or tearing up the light switch to discover its modus operandi. Plebe year it was his delight to bait unwary A. M. C. ' s with his automatic window closing device. But his greatest joy was an opportunity to crack wise or give someone the razz. At times the lad returned home with his shirt in shreds, to proclaim with beaming countenance the success of his evening. But his gay and flippant exterior only masks a sincere and generous heart which refuses nothing for a friend. When the Angel Gabriel sounds the call to heave out and lash up, Shrimp will be there with a quip at the expense of the good saint ' s dignity. And later, whether rendering jazz on a golden harp or stoking fiercely with an Infernal slice bar, he will prove a hard and loyal worker for the Power that claims him. Lucky Bag Class Lacrosse ( 4, i); Masquerader Stage Gang (2, i); Reception Committee ( ). 370 Edward Loomis Bradley Weimer bridgeport, connecticut " Eddie " " Shrimp " THAT ' S the second time you ' ve dropped that gun. You are going to bilge sure. " Now, I ' ll just bet on that answer. Fruit! You have to integrate between alpha and infinity and divide by rho, and don ' t let that prof buffalo you. Keep him snowed under and never ask any questions that he can answer. Oh! I ' ve had that guy before. " " You can ' t write letters that way. Middy. Quit sucking your thumb and grab that pen. " Tell her I enjoved that last box of candy. " " Well, well, well, how long have you been on this ship? Two weeks? Say, I need some horizontal exercise. How ' s to let me in on that caulking place? " In spite of a slight inclination towards Mathematics, Walt is interested by the fair sex. He is perfectly willing to fall for all, but never for one. He has a weak spot, girls, but it is up to you to find out. " Sail ho! " " Tug with a tow being overtaken. She ' s no brick. Didn ' t I pass the eye test all right? " " Squads left — I mean right. " " Hey, hold it down up in front. Do you want me to hit the pap? " " Close up on the double. I said halt. " " How many mirrors have you broken, anyway? " Class IVnstlin Qi, i ); Star Q4, 2). Walter Jones Whipple, 2j d. cinclare, louisiana Lloyd John Sidney Aitkens houma, louisiana " Harry " " Tommy " " Lefty " CRASH! " Who in the devil threw that ink bottle? All right, Harry, I ' ll get you yet! " When trouble and Harry are on the same deck there is but one conclusion in the minds of all hands. Anyone who missed giving an Ensign a birthday party only by three short inches of broom handle would try anvthing. Thus, " What did Harry do with my alarm clock? He ' ll have to give me his now. " " What, only three letters? Well, not so bad, I got five this morning. " Yes, the secret is out. He is a Snake. " Say, do you know where there are more pretty girls to the eligible beau than anywhere else? Well, down on the Bayou Terrebonne. " If they are half as sweet as the contents of the " Boxes " he ever so often got with the familiar Houma postmark — we ' re all convinced. While the third month of every term saw him on the tree in at least one subject, he always emerged on the right side of a 1.50. " Sure I savvy this stuff. Now tell me all about it. No, come on, let ' s turn in, I ' m sleepy. " " Oh, Tom-my, wasn ' t it horrid of those bovs to say that? What does Brick mean, anj ' way? " " Stand by to ram! " Class Baseball C- , _j, 2); Expert Rifleman. 371 Edward Ney Dodson, Jr. st, michaels, maryland " Boot " " Ed " IF you want the straight dope about any subject, see Boot. He sees everything, hears everything, and can tell vou anything that was in yesterday ' s Baltimore Sunpaper. When he picks the Giants to win the World Series be sure and bet on the Senators. If you ever see a book in the Library of the English Department entitled Utisat Seven Months atid Sat for the Year you should read it and see how Ed did it. However, after Plebe year he was always sat and savvy in every subject. In fact, if it were not for his love for sleep, you might have seen a star on his collar. Taps sounded almost every night for him at eight-thirty, and there was no use trying to wake him until morning — especially during class football season. Some of the big attractions of my roommate were the straight dope he put out, his Eastern Shore Yodle, and his continuous supply of chow — cookies, cakes, fruits, and candy of all kinds. Furthermore, he used to get three newspapers. The Comet, The Democrat (each a two-page weekly) and the Baltimore Sun. Every night about eight-thirty he would say, " Smith, I ' ll shake you to see whether or not we turn in. " Class Football (2); Class Track (2). RALPH, the fellow that would drag blind. When - another fellow needed a friend for a week-end he knew the place to come and find one. Smitty would never tell whether or not he had been bricked but we found out every once in a while by going over to the hop. He used to do his share of worrying about marks. Everyday we would hear, " I bet you that I hit the tree this week in Math. " But when the weekly trees were posted his name was seldom found among the chosen few. Then when the monthly averages came up he usually had above a 3 .0. When the call was given for the candidates for Lacrosse manager one of the first to go out was Ralph and he stuck to it and followed the team every day. He lost more weight running back from drill and getting ready for lacrosse than he lost in the fireroom Youngster Cruise. Just after he returned from Youngster September Leave his favorite Sunday afternoon pastime was to hunt up Plebes and show them his new Elgin watch. Ralph proved himself a shrewd fellow Second Class year. He staved on the Sub-squad until he could get big odds, and won enough to buy a farm when he finally passed the test. " I don ' t see how any lacrosse team in the country could score on us. " Lacrosse Squad, Assistant Manager (5, 2); Lucky Bag. 372- Ralph Dempcy Smith elkins, west virginia ' Ralph D. " " Smttty " " Zeke AMBITION— chat ' s Bill. If it had not been for the x.o - the first month of the term his ambition to win the Skinny binocuhirs might have been realized. His attempt to gain admittance to the Masqueraders is shown by the fact that he tried for every masculi ne part, but the judges failed to recognize the young Barrymore. He was out for the Swimming Team for the first ten days after Second Class September Leave. If he had only had more purchas- ers he might have sold enough Dope for Drags to become wealthy. But his primary desire was. to prove to the mathematics department that " the book is wrong. " Nothing ever stopped his chatter — except when the M. C. dropped an epistle on the table from Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, or New York, and then the big smile and quietness would reign. " I got three letters this morning, but she says she can ' t come. I don ' t care, " — and then he committed the unpardonable sin of drag- ging stone blind — this was Youngster June Week. His activities in foreign countries seem to have been unlim- ited as his absence from the ship was always to be expected. Bill will be never found without that cheery smile at taps which always graces his countenance after a busy day. " Have you earned a night ' s rest. Bill? " " I hope ta ' say so, " and the boy is in dreamland. Lucky Bag, Advertising Manager. William Cooper Taylor plainfield, new jersey • ' Biir ' Francis Louden Black steubenville, ohio " Alice " " Blackie " A NAME to conjure with! But what? Truly, however, Alice is a man of astuteness, and his singular dense- ness of air at times is made up for by his brilliance at others. His nickname, we would explain, was acquired from the expression of virginal fairness that rests on his countenance. Alice is a Snake of the first water, or, if you prefer, a water snake, and he thrives on punishment. Upon the usual presentation of the brick he would merely laugh the matter off in his dry Scotch way and on the next opportunity you would see him at it again. As an athlete he was, to say the least, all around. His fond boast is that he went out for every N. A. sport at some time or other during his sojourn. I recall how many times I have ducked just in time to have a chip of ear flecked off with a lacrosse stick or turned to receive the ball squarely in the eye. He is a mean man to get in an argument with, for he never admits defeat but will hold his ground against all logic. All the friends he had here remember the boxes from Steubenville, which, perhaps, had something to do with his oft-repeated breaking of his oft-repeated resolution — " I have got to get down to strict training now. " Kifle Squad Q4); Masqueraders Qz); Lucky Bag. 375 Upton Slingluff Brady, Jr. baltimore, maryland ■•Up " ■•u. sr IADIES and gentlemen, my name ' s Brady, and I ' m -i from Lutherville, and I ' m hard! " This is how our Upton introduced himself. There is no doubt about the first two of these statements, but several attacks of mal de mer, experienced on sailing parties on the Severn River, leave doubts as to his hardness. Love of fine raiment has been characteristic of this lanky youth ever since he first donned white works. Thus he earned the title of " answer to a maiden ' s prayer. " And that derby he used to go calling in! Although not a renowned Snake, Upton seldom missed a hop; and he didn ' t receive bricks the next morning either. Upton is quite a horseman — the pictures on his locker door proved that. Imagine a man who prefers the picture of a good-looking horse to that of a pretty girl! " What ' s next? I ' m raring to go! " Long? Very long. Long line. Long legs? One, two, two long legs! Long like a snake — A long green snake twining in the social forest. Brains? One, two, one-half — none! L« Sta ( ); Lucky Bag; Rifie Sqiuid (4); Expert Rifleman. OUR little Phil was given a bum steer after being born in Texas so he was transplanted to Baltimore and Crabtown. Not appreciating a crab ' s existence, he shed his shell and turned into a Naval Academy snake. He keeps his letters filed, not because they are rough, but to facilitate handling. And when he dances — goils, there ain ' t nothin ' quite like it, and we don ' t mean peut-etnf After passing his physical by an eyelash, Phil picked up an unfortunate youth and forced him into a Morgan- atic marriage. Ensued one reg month and a couple of others, during which the awkward squad w as never lacking in at least one charter member. Zeke never completed an inspection of 4x06, and Wardour became the established refuge of Phil ' s deck. Leaves were the fruits of our existence, and Phil likes it fruity. He has been known to spend over half of one leave in the driver ' s seat, most of the time under way. He was prejudiced against Atlantic City for leaves, much preferring the East ' n Sho ' of Maryland. At that, Europe had its charms and Phil always liked his tea with his meals. " Oh, Death, where is thy sting? " Log Staff (2,), Managing Ed tor ( ); Trident Society (z); Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana Committee ( ), Star (. ). 374 Philip Sidney Morgan, Jr. annapolis, maryland " P ) 7 " ••Death " IN spite of a scholarship at Cornell plus an annuity from the State of New York beckoning alluringly, our own little Hutch withdrew from the cold, cold woild into the protective shell of Crabtown. Plebe year was marked by his sophisticated representation of Sophie Tucker and by his athletic prowess in football and crew. He also found the time to earn fixed stars on his monkey jacket. Youngster Cruise he offered a glass of wine to his roommate ' s prohibition uncle in Glasgow, and spurned the paltry 65c tendered him by the government when he left early with the A-squad. Football again — New York — Pasadena — Wrestling — Beaucoup Bridge — June Week — and once again, Europe. London and Paris proved Hutch ' s undoing, for he was in no condition to withstand the rigors of ptomaine poisoning as administered otF the Hook of Holland, and he was forcibly deprived of his appendix while in Ant- werpen. Reaching Albany a mere wraith of 170 pounds, the famous Hutchins System returned our hero to Annap- olis at par. " And then he took up Snaking. " Which we submit as the end. Football Siiuad( 4, ), ), N (1); Crew Squad Q4); Wrestling Squad (_j, ); Class Lacrosse (2, ); StarQ, }, 2, i). Carlton Barmore Hutchins albany, new york " Hutch ' Harper Duncan Scrymgeour detroit, michigan " Spark " PICTURE a candidate with three days ' rations in his jeans trying to solve the age-old prob of " three squares and a flop, " for a week. Then Lady Luck appears in the form of a future classmate who harbors little Harper under his protective wing, and as it turned out, often- times afterward. Plebe year found our standard bearer of Scotland answering to " Squilgee " and " Scroogemeyer. " Although much of his time was spent boning the Post, X-word puzzles, and Michigan ' s athletic activities. Spark emerged from the first lap with his star. Youngster cruise when he got 86 hours leave in Scotland, and Youngster Sep leave broadened our Kiltie to such an extent that " bridge and class athletics detached him from his satellites. Who but a Scot could spend (in itself a bad pun) an Easter Leave in Balto and loosen up with only two bits, and that for the Easter offering of his host ' s sister? But a diamond miniature was duly parted with at ' 2.4 ' s Farewell Ball and, from all reports, with all proper cere- mony. " Oh, bring back my Bonnie tome ! " " It ' s a shame to see all this chow going to waste! " Football, B Squad ( ); Class Football Q4, , 2, i ' ). Numerals (j, 2, ); Class Baseball 0, 2, ); Class Numerals (i, 2, ); Crew Squad Q4); King Committee; Star ( ); Log Staff (7); Company Representative (_j, 2, ). 375 Robert Heber Meade madison, new jersey " Bob " " General " WHO is this man Meade? " " He is a quiet chap from New Jersey. Rather young, too — entered when seventeen. No, not born in a log cabin, and didn ' t write Latin verse in infancy, al- though he did teach school at the tender age of seven- teen. A bit of a snake, too. If ever a man in this Academy needed more than twen- ty-four hours in his day, this was the man. If one looked up rapidly one might catch a glimpse of him as he passed bv — but there was no time for trivial conversation. He would shout, " Got a meeting. " If you ran after him vou caught this. So he rushed through the four years — he halted not, neither did he falter. " Wrote twelve letters this afternoon. " " What? Snake! No! I am a Red Mike — these were to advertisers. " Log Staff (2), Editor-in-Chief (7); Lucky Bag, General Board; Trident Society (2, ); Choir Q4, }, 2, i); Musical Clubs Q4, 5, 2, ), Gold N ( ); Glee Club Q4, }, 2, i). Leader ( ); Gymkhana Q4, }, 2, ), Business Manager (j); Class Supper Committee; Christmas Card Committee ( ); Class Lacrosse Q4, f); Star (4, 5, 2, 7). AS a candidate for the exclusive No Plebe Year Club, -tV along with Admiral Mahan, we nominate another celebrity who came fresh from Phillips Exeter to ' 15. Fate and the hospital decreed, however, that he should return for four years with ' x6. A busy man was he, rushing from one committee meeting back to another committee meeting; occasion- ally, however, he spent a minute or two boning. Though Paul had few feminine visitors at the acad- emy, his leaves were different. The same line which kept a committee meeting from being serious-minded, coupled with his remarkable first tenor voice, must be " simply irresistible. " Witness the size of his mail. , " Hey, Meadberger, where ' s Greenvalt? " Lucky Bag, Associate Business Manager; Musical Clubs Q4, , 2, i), Gold N (7); Glee Club Q4, ;, 2, 7); Choir Q;, 4, j, 2, i); Gymkhana, Chairman (7); Christmas Card Committee, Chairman ( ); Reception Committee (2, 7); Football Squad, Assistant Manager Q4, }, 2); Track Squad Q4, y); Editor Army-Navy Game Log (2). 376 Paul Merritt Grover taftville, connecticut " Paul " " Midnight " THE outboard picture goes to show that Okhihoma does put out something besides oil and cactus. Please don ' t mistake me! Our dear Tommy is not greasy — far from it. Just ask him to tell you about that pap he got for " Unauthorized possession of non-regulation cloth- ing. " Sometimes we who know him wonder why he was required to take his first year ' s work over again. After his return, he had first hold down on the Academic Departments and managed several times to make some of them yell for help. With his easy going way and unchangeable confidence in himself we don ' t wonder that he managed to snow the profs under. Well, I wouldn ' t exactly say that he is a snake of the first calibre because it was not often that he met one of the fair sex at the W. B. and A. station; nevertheless, he always had some reason to be present at every hop. Maybe his method is due to the O.A.O. from a certain town in West Virginia or should I say, " Washington, D. C, " now. Good luck to you, Tom, old fellow, we know that your personality will win for you those honors of " a fellow well met " and " an excellent ship- mate. " Gym Squad ( , 4, } Numerals ( ); Gymkhana (j, 4, }, ?., i i), Navy Numerals (_j, 2), Thomas Michael Wolverton nowata, oklahoma Tommy " " Tommy?nike " John Ernest Fradd manchester, new hampshire ■ ' Jack ' ' THE man worth while is the man who can smile When everything goes dead wrong. " A smile is one of the prime requisites of a naval officer and Jacky just can ' t help his. It is his nature to look on the bright side of life. Jack came to the Naval Academy from Exeter. He has proved to us that he is as versatile as Houdini himself. Among his classmates, Jacky is well-known for his sudden spontaneous outbursts of high spirits. As you walked down the corridors of Bancroft Hall you were likely to hear someone yell, " Hey, you! Come back here " and out of the door would come, like a streak of light- ning, a wee sandy-haired boy who talked like King George himself. When he meets you he ' ll stop and say hello and give you one of those always present smiles that leave you ready to stand duty for him, or do anything else he desires. Class Soccer (j); Soccer Squad ( 4, , 2, i " ). Captain (7), N (2, ); Cho r (. , 5, 2, 7); Glee Club Q4, 5, 2, ), Leader ( ), ' Musical Clubs Q}, 2, i); Lucky Bag Class Baseball (;j); Class Wrestling (2); Black N. 377 HERE is another one of those dashing Army juniors. He was born in Camp Keithly, on Lake Lanao, Mindanao, Philippine Islands — and he ' s proud of it. That was just the beginning of his travels, for since then he ' s been everywhere and seen everything. This com- bined with his natural ability as a yarn spinner has kept many a good man in the Radiator Club. He can sing, too. He used to set his alarm clock every morning for half an hour before reveille so he could get up and practice scales. A pair of shoes broke him of the habit in a month, but the clock never was the same again. He was a hopeless Red Mike as far as dragging goes but he generally managed to be on hand for the hops. Perhaps he is not much as an athlete although he has been known to take a work-out and he can balance a teacup if the occasion requires. Rip is really hard-boiled though — witness " Really, now, mister, I ' ll have to take corrective measures if you can ' t keep your head up. " Henry Fremont Ripley spokane, washington " R " Choir Q4); Glee Club (2); Musical Clubs 0). HE arrove from the grate unwashed waist urly in Plebe summer and got his furst impreshuns uv the Navy shortly thereafter. Befour the summer wuz over he was thuraly indocktrinated with the Navy spirit. He soon pruved hisself to be a reel athlete but the Ak Dept. dia their best four four years to keep him frum being a star which wuz not as he wished neither. Every spare moment when not engaged in athletics you kud find our Million purusing the pages of sum text trying to keep the upper side uv our Aks. Weather in wurk or in play our Max plugged away with that old fite so tipikle in a real man. Yes he wuz wooden like the rest uv us, but that is wherein laid his vurtue. As he tolt me wunce we kant all be heros but we can all try. Max always tried and always will and when the rest of us are down and out he will be still flying his colors. It may take him longer to git the hang of a thing but once he does try and shake him off. Here ' s to you Max, atta old bull dog spirit. Baseball Squad Q, h 2, ), N 0), N ( , 2). Maxwell Franklin Leslie spokane, washington " Max " " Million " " Les " 378 MISTER, what makes you so gosh-darn good looking? " Thus was the subject of our little sketch wont to be greeted when, as a Plebe, he was ushered into naval society. Tall, straight, and endowed with a bounteous crop of dark, wavy hair, he was easy to look at, accord- ing to his own modest admission. Early in Johnnie ' s life his friends prophesied that he was destined to sail the stormy sea, and subsequent events have proved that those friends read the stars correctly, as he conclusively dem onstrated his ability to sail at least two points nearer the winds of academic wrath than his nearest competitor. Between the Scylla of Math and the Charybodis of Steam his life in dear old Bankrupt Hall had very few dull moments. He always managed to get bv, but in many instances, there was less than the width of the proverbial sardines whiskers between his ship and the rocks. Johnnie passes for a Red Mike among the inmates who judge him by the fact that he had never been guilty of taking paving material into the Armory, but those of us who know him best know that there is a " Red " up in Flatbush whose name isn ' t Mike by about twenty-four lavender scented letters per cruise. We also remember that little party at the Astor Youngster Christmas leave, which wasn ' t a bachelor ' s convention — at all. Sub-squad ( 4, , 2). Harry Darlington Johnston springfield gardens, new york " Jerry " " Johnnie " James Beatty Fox hillsboro, ohio " Jim " " Foxie " ASA VOIR and a Red Mike by nature " — that just about describes our Jim. While he has never been known to admit the first, his record of having continued topside against the Acs disproves all his protests. Though it ' s a far cry from a hard-handed son of the soil to the thoroughbred trekker of the tracks of Neptune, our hero has negotiated the change. Professing a profound fear of the doings of the Ac Department was ever his chief delight, but, friends, it ' s all bunk. Few were the trees that he adorned, and those few served only to start him against the eternal enemy of hapless mids with renewed vigor, so that the end of the year always found Jim comfortably near the top of the list. Having a way all his own with the opposite sex, he managed to steer safely by them. Ever of a conservative nature, never a favorite with the eternal feminine — that ' s our boy all over. Thus far, he seems to be a sworn sup- porter of the state of single blessedness. " Who ever came from Ohio? Why, me and all those presidents! " Expert Rifleman; Class Track (jj, 2). 379 James Francis Byrne lowell, massachusetts ' ' Jhmnie " " Frank ATTENTION to orders! " Upon hearing these words -ti- at our first formation Plebe summer we looked up and spied this grinning, sawed off, red-faced Irishman from Lowell confronting us and ever since we have been standing by at respectful attention whenever he seemed about to say anything. Jimmie ' s athletic pursuits were limited to lacrosse, his pipes, and the Lucky Bag, a branch society of the Radiator Club. As a lacrosse man he was a red-eyed, hard- hitting, stick-swinging dead-shot maniac, and when one saw him standing down the field it was time to take cover. The Lucky Bag occupied much of his time. He always was writing to this company or that to inveigle them into advertising in our little annual. As a student our Irishman stood well above the aver- age — and apparently with little effort. Socially he was very reserved, giving the girls a treat only on rare and special occasions. His mail was unusual- ly heavy — indeed hardly a day went by without a deposit from the A.M.C. On the whole he is quite the man of the world, loved by all mankind, particularly women and beasts. Lucky Bag Staff; Class Soccer Qy); Class Swimming ( ); Class Lacrosse (j, 2, i). Numerals (2). TIME . . . 1946, the Skipper paces the bridge and gazes with fond eye over the neatest, cleanest ship imaginable. (I gaze at his half of the room as I pen these words). He is dressed in a natty uniform which shows signs of frequent brushings and scrupulous care; his shoes gleam; his ' broidered cap has just enough of that salty sloppiness to give it the " sea going touch " ; and his blou betrays just a wee bulge amidships ... a pard- onable bulge when we consider how Jack spooned on his appetite. For the physiognomy portrayed alongside is that of our hero twenty years ago when he was a mere aspirant de midshipman. In them good old days he was remarkable for three cravings — the Cosmo, the women, and the good old nutriment — and for three dislikes — the Academics, his books, and studying. Despite this last, however, his inextinguishable line and pepsodent smile spread cream upon the milky way he pursued through the Academy. His tastes are so Cosmo (politan) that a Coles Phillips Navy girl was the sole decoration on his locker door for four long years. " y ai bilge jroidement comme un enfer! " Class Lacrosse (jj, 2, i). Numerals (2, ); Class Wrestling ( 4); Wrestling Squad ( , 2, 7), Numerals Q}, 2, ); Class Sivtmming (2, ), Numerals (2, ). 380 John Francis Greenslade AT LARGE " Jack " _ WERE this not supposed to be a biography, the title for this paragraph should certainly be " Good Nature " — that ' s Val. There is little use in citing examples of this trait of his; they are too numerous; one, perhaps, will suffice: Val never refused to drag blind for a friend. Although in the vernacular of the midshipman, this may not be determined good nature, yet a more thorough analysis undoubtedly shows it is. Hand in hand with good nature goes generosity and, well — if Val had one pair of socks and you had none, you would wear one and he would wear the other. A slight digression is necessary in order to touch briefly upon our subject ' s other qualities. He is a plodder by nature and by circumstances. Nothing flashy or spectacular, but one may bet, and safely, too, on " Val ' s getting there with the goods. And last, that finishing touch to a presentation of a man ' s character; his feelings towards the other sex. Independent and indifferent — consequently successful; lacking, perhaps, only a little more self-assurance to attain greater heights. We say then, that it will be a most extraordinarily clever girl who comes between Val and his books, and makes him forget the more important things in life. Class Boxing ( 4, ;, 2, ); Lucky Bag Staff. ri Valery Havard, Jr. fairfield, connecticut ■■Val- Charles Allen Buchanan washington, district of columbia " Charlie " ■■Buck " SUNDAY, and one of those heavenly spring days which makes even the bluest Plebe feel a thrill as he marches from Chapel. The fresh grass vies with the buds to add to the glory of such a day. The many week-end girls add touches of splendor with their gay dresses. Even old Tecumsch has an almost benign expression on his weather-beaten countenance as he watches the interesting group clustered around his pedestal. In the center of a circle of girls stands a tall, slender lad in uniform, perfectly at ease, whose grace is such as to add to the beauty of the day, bestowing upon his worshippers soulful looks accompanied by sweeps of the long curling eyelashes which are the despair of many of his fair admirers. Charlie is in his element; slightly bored, but content, withal. During our four years Buck commanded the respect and liking of us all and graduates an even better man than he was when he came here from the lap of luxury; a shy boy then, and inexperienced in the ways of the world. He has learned to make his bed, and it has even been said that he drove his car himself, occasionally, when on leave. Class Football Q4, 2); Class Lacrosse Q4, }, 2), Numerals (;j, 2); Gymkhana Q2); Masqueraders ( ); Expert Kiflemati. King Dance Committee. 381 John Katz Wells salt lake city, utah ■■Jack- ■■]. K.- I ATE blast, old man. Up you come! " -i " Yea, what? Oh, late blast! W.O. on the deck? Well, all right. " — All this during an automatic action of turning his bed back and swaying to the radiator, followed immediately by a none too cheerful " Good morning. Sir. " Jack was not at his best in the morning. However, after some Java, a cigarette, and the daily ten pages of light reading matter from his weakness in the Capital City, he would feel better in proportion to the lightness of the daily mail. Don ' t let me give you the wrong impression, however, for he is not the moon-struck kind. You see, he spent his earlier days getting educated way out west in Utah where men are men, etc., and practiced in Washington while on leave — ever adverse to the theory that there is safety in numbers. Jack used to go out for all around gymnasium exer- cises each winter to please the Officer of the Watch, and. worked out occasionally with the Executive team. Plebe year he tried swimming for a few weeks. But athletics aren ' t his chief asset. With a crop of red hair, a pleasing smile and a quick sense of humor he took Washington by storm during the few years he lived there, and here he was quite one of the boys. " Sav, fella, how ' s to throw me the matches. " BOB had two places he called home. When dallying with the damsels, or fooling the professors, he was from Boston. He backed this statement with a masterful proficiency at eating beans. When he mingled with the ho -polloi from the great open spaces, his pre-Naval Acad- emy days had been spent in divers he-man occupations among the mountain fastnesses of Colorado. In one or the other of these localities he developed a certain knack that put him on the swimming team, and, moreover, enough brains to keep his name off the trees. While he was a true boy friena to all the girls, crabs seemed to be his particular weakness. That he was not exactly shunned by the local denizens was evidenced by the dinner bids he accepted so gracefullv. His specialty was hops. Those in the Armory he attended with a persistence worthy of a better cause, and he entered the other kind with such a whole-hearted abandon that it used to be only a matter of time before that calf-eyed, loose-jawed, vacant expression permanently affixed itself to an other- wise super-handsome set of features. Aside from that he had no noticeable faults and he possessed that indefinable je ne sais quoi — he was a riot in Paris — that has attracted to him a whole flock of life-long friends. " Say, boy, what time is it? " Robert de Coursey Baker cambridge, massachusetts ■■Boh ' " Bake ' Class Swimming ( ); Swimming Squad Qz, i); Class Tennis (_j). 381 UNTIL Christmas Leave Youngster year, Smeddv, although enrolled as a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy, figuratively speaking, lived in Washington. At that time there was a change and now he goes home to see the family, and just be in Wash- ington. Still no party that is not graced by his presence can be said to be a complete success and as the man about town and social adviser the Duke has no equal. Always in demand, and fully conscious of it, the per- versity of his nature made him assume the guise of recluse Second Class year, simply to appear indifferent and be more in demand. His best friends gave him up for lost, girls pleaded with him, but in vain; Smeddy maintained his vantage point until, when chaos threatened and the desired effect was produced, he gave up reclusion, ushered forth, and the old order was restored. Thus you see he has a way of getting what he goes after, which, perhaps is largely due to his well-founded self-assurance. Masqueraders (z); Class Soccer Q4, ), 2), Numerals (;?, 2); Soccer Squad (2); Class Baseball (;j, 2); Musical Clubs C4); Inter-cotnpany Wrestling Champion (2); Expert Kifleman: Chairman, King Dance Comtnittee. William Renwick Smedberg, hi. washington, district of columbia " Smeddy " Lawrence Henry Martin smithville, pennsylvania " Larry " IARRY comes from the Keystone State, was brought -i up on pretzels and beer, and still thrives on the former — his staff of life being not bread, but pretzels. It takes a lot to change this Lad ' s point of view but it can be done, as was proved in the middle of Youngster year, when he was thrown for a loss. Since that time the M. C. brought him no less than seven letters a week from Sioux City. Larry believed this — " Go west, young man, go west! " In fact, he said and did exactly that on Second Class Sep leave. Whether it was the appeal of the great open spaces or the scenery out there that fascinated him will always be a mooted question but the latter seems logical since his locker door could not be seen for the scenery of a certain product of Iowa. Day after day, during our long incarceration, at the end of the third period Larry used to enter the room, announce in his cheerv manner that he had again bilged the section, and then seat himself to Peg away on the old sweet subject. " Well, fellows, I believe she loves me. " Class Baseball (. , 5, 2, ), Numerals ( 4, }, 2, ); Baseball Squad Q4); Expert Rifleman. 383 William Christain Asserson, Jr. washington, district of columbia " Sk p " " Skipper " " Bill " HERE is to hard work and quick promotion. Skip IS one of those quiet easv-going fellows who is liked by all who know them. All who know him know Skip to be a hard conscientious worker as well as a hail fellow well met. Despite the fact that his father was Skipper of that famous submarine, the Olympur, which made the Practice cruise in 1912. Skip made numerous friends in the upper classes his Plebe year. Bill might be popular with the fairer sex but having an inferiority complex he has convinced himself that he is a howling success as a Red Mike. The Academic Departments and Skip never were the best of friends. Each department in its turn tried to take him from our ranks but each in its turn was disappointed, for though he was frequently unsat for three months out of the term he always had a come back which completely baffled his opponents. He was even known to get as high as a 2-.495 for the year in his pet subject, namely. Dago, Youngster year. However, hard work has its own re- wards and success will be the outcome of Skip ' s efforts. HERE ' S to those who like us well; The rest of them can go elsewhere. " This lad is a queer combination of many characteris- tics. There is no end to his good-naturedness and ability to see and believe in the happv side of the many problems that one runs up against in this life. When it comes to athletics Clay is right there. One wouldn ' t pick him out of a crowd for a sprinter but what it takes to clean up on Army and one or two of our other small competitors he sure has a sufficiency of. He also knows some fine gentlemanly strangle holds and such for the benifut(?) of those who care to try Water Polo. The Medical Department squelched his ambitions at Football early Plebe summer when somebody did some- thing or other to one of his knees — a galloping cartilege — or some such thing. Well, yea-a-s, he is sort of a snake, good looking, plenty of brains, not much sense. But with all the lad ' s faults he comes through with the goods when it ' s necessa- ry. He took quite an active part as more or less official make-up man for the Gymkhana, to say nothing of the various Navy Relief, Class, and Battalion shows. Class Water Polo Q4), Numerals ( 4); Water Polo Squad (5, 2, j), N (5), Navy Numerals (2); Track Squad Q4, 5, 2, ), Navy Numerals C4), N ( ), N Q2 ' ); Football Squad Q4); Gymkhana ( 4, }, 2, i). 384 Clarence Gibbs Summers, hi. philadelphia, pennsylvania " Blackie " " Rosie " " Clay " Now when I come back from the Asiatics to duty here, these midshipmen had better stand from under. " The source of these terrible, hard-boiled sentiments is none other than our mild-mannered, fair-haired, inno- cent Andy. Although he preaches non-reg doctrines, a more strait-laced Puritan never warmed a radiator in Bancroft Hall. His greatest pride lies in having lent a well-dusted tvpewriter to his company officer. In fact, he has orated upon his methods of lubricating the wheels of friction. The most cheerful pessimist in the regiment. No matter how big the doughnut, he would be sure to see the hole in it. Strange to say he never seems downhearted about life; smiling and cheerful, he goes his way, occasionally pausing to console some downcast brother with a hearty slap on the back and " Cheer up, the worst is yet to come. " However, he is not a crepe-hanger, but the world and the errors thereof concern him deeply. The time is out of joint, ah cursed spite That I was ever born to set it right. Fencing Squad, Manager ( ), Navy Numerals ( ); Class Fencing (5, 2, i). Numerals (5, ); Class Soccer (2, j). Numerals ( j). ViLHELM Klein Busck WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA " Duke " MR. Bu. . . Bus . . . How do you pronounce this name? " A tall, browned youth rises, and, after carefully brushing an invisible particle of dust from his immaculate blou, and settling each cuff with such delib- erate nicety that just a quarter of an inch of gleaming white is visible on either wrist, clears his throat, clasps his hands behind his back, and favors the anxiously awaiting professor with a withering look. Intense silence reigns " Busck, sir. The ' C is silent. " — " Ah! Well Mr. Busck, the author we have today makes the state- ment that " " I know that, sir, but I disagree; the author, in my opinion, has erred egregiously in not thoroughly possess- ing himself of all the facts concerned. Not only does he deliberately disparage the Nordic Type, but " And only the bell can stop him! A musician, author, linguist, doctor, possessed of an un- canny faculty for getting what he wants, whether it be red-eye or ten days leave — and a code of morals which makes up in elasticity what it lacks in conventional- ity, the Duke remains that peculiar species of homo sap- iens best tvpified by one of his favorite remarks: " Thank God, I don ' t resemble anybody! " Mandolin Club (5,2, ); Naval Academy Orchestra 4, h ' -f) ' Director Qz); Lucky Bag (,4, 3), Assistant Editor Lucky Bag (2, ); Managing Director Combined Musical Clubs ( ). 385 Henry Abraham Boorse norristown, pennsylvania " Henri " " Hank " HAPPINESS is not the end of life, character is, " and so, on some fine afternoon when a thoughtful mood comes on. Hank will expound his philosophy of life. Perhaps his grave face would lead you to suspect an unemotional nature but his true reserved self is a delightful opposite and like a mine, requires time and perseverance to arrive at the metal beneath. A poet and a dreamer, he is possessed of a romantic and sentimental nature which except in moments of weakness the outside world seldom sees. Women he places upon the pedestal of perfection but is content to worship their ethereal beauty from afar. His is the joy of the simpler things of life and although a dreamer he can display remarkable energy and perseverance when given something for which to strive. " A man who in the midst of the crowd enjoys with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. " Log Staff (2); Masqueraders (2); Masqiceraders Juice Gang (2); Star (4, 5); Class Wrestling (2); Reef Points, Associate Editor ( ); Trident tAaga%ine (7); Class Tennis (5, 2). " CAY, don ' t sweep so hard, we ' ll have to dust. " i3 The impression that you would gather from this is, in all probability, wrong, for Jack firmly believes in the old adage that " cleanliness is next to Godliness " — even if he isn ' t a consistent duster. Having been born in the mountains of Tennessee one would naturally expect him to have a fondness for " Moonshine " — both kinds. Such, however, is not the case — he will not only tell you that he greatly prefers grape juice to champagne, but boasts of the fact that the full moon has never led him to experiment in osculation ■ — living everywhere from Alaska to Panama must have eradicated traditional tendencies. Easy going in external appearance, debonair and quiet, he gives the lie to the inner ambition that has character- ized him as a thorough man in all departments; a happy faculty of making friends, combined with a generous and even-tempered disposition, a fondness for good music and books, well describe his make-up. As Shakespeare would have said — " A man of parts, " or as Dickens might have added, " A man of great abili- ties and good emotions. " Star (4, }); Masquerader Juice Gang (2, ), Assistant Director ( ); Company Representative (2); Class Tennis Q4, y); Gymkhana {£). 386 John McNay Taylor AT large ' ' Jack ' ' HAIL to the state of free thinkers! Walt was at first appalled at the grossness of Navy discipline, but time has made of him a resigned and non-reg inhabitant. His debut in the art of dancing at Smoke Hall, gave him false ideas of its pleasures. It seemed to him to be a game for football players, hence he has secluded himself in the lairs of the Red Mikes. The Acs were his misery Plebe year, but Second Class year found him consorting among the savoirs of one in Nav and Juice. His French is his pride, for, as he often says, a man ' s reach should exceed his grasp and some day he hopes to make that redoubtable 3.0. Skags, le lit, and psychology books lured him more than the field of sports, but on the occasions of his advent into athletics his zeal brought him a place on the bas- ketball and wrestling teams. He possesses the qualities of the perfect griper, much to the envy and humor of many other souls. " Oh, what a feeling — a gun and the big woods of Maine; that ' s life and the way I want to live. " So it would seem the Navy is going to lose an old faithful — of four years. Yet he will admit Brussels and London are beautiful places to spend a hilarious leave. And thus his Dago triumphs. Voila ce qii il me faiit! Qjioi- Uu vacation. Class Wrestling (2); Class Basketball (5). Walter Leo Dyer rumford, maine " Walt " " Tarxan " Charles Leo Boyle lawrence, massachusetts " Charlie " " Red " A TRUE Irishman in every way with his ever ready argument in defense of " Old Erin. " Being a son of the Old Bay State, the question natur- ally arises — savvy? — yes and no. While it is impossible to frankly say that he is, it is as equally impossible to apply the term of wooden to one who always has a broad margin of velvet. Plebe summer gave Charlie his chance to be one of the first in the class to do sea duty, when the Powers that Be awarded him several week-ends on the Reina for meritor- ious conduct. While neither a Snake nor a Red Mike, the summer cruises have brought that deep running Celtic blood to the surface; hence the girl in every port. He is an ardent follower of Old Morpheus and the study hours that have not found him reclining on his bed have been very few indeed. However, his activities have been many and varied, and his base voice has been a mainstay of the Glee Club and Musical Club for four years. In any argument. " No, you ' re wrong. It can ' t be, because I know. " Rifle Squad (jj); Glee Club Q4, j, 2, i); Class Soccer (5,2, i); Expert Rifleman; Musical Clubs ( 4, }, 2, ). 387 w HAT ' S this period? •Dago. Charles Emil Briner east orange, new jersey " Charlie " " I won ' t need my slipstick for that. " See how straight he stands. Yes, he ' s one of the Platts- burg bunch, one of our original Plebe summer stripers. He didn ' t have to use lubrication to get his stripes then, but he had to lose them when the Ac Year started, and he ' s been applying the oil to his path ever since to try to get them back. Don ' t you see him? Look over there. See the man with the star on his collar. Sure, that ' s the one. His name is Brmer, Charles Emil. No, not junior. He missed that by one name. He ' s from that famous old town in New Jersey, East Orange. He always wanted to be a striper and worked hard for it. His ATa.m.a.tic faux pas on Second Class cruise nearly spoiled it all, but he man- aged to squeeze out of a tight hole. He is quite a sheik with the ladies. He has known many but they never seem to last long with him. There is one exception to this rule, and he seems to revert to her quite regularly. " Got another letter today. That ' s the seventh this week. " Crew Squad Q4, }, 2, ), Navy Numerals Qf); Class Soccer (5); Soccer Squad (2, , ) Navy Numerals (2); Class Wrestling (2), Class Numerals (2); Star 0, 5, 2, ). BILGED that one cold .... yes, I did, too. Got all the probs wrong and couldn ' t bat the prose. Look, ni show you — possible 1.0 .... Well, wait and see. " We ' ve all waited and won our point so many times that faith in the possible z.o has been sadly shaken. Bob came to us from Stevens where they get away with non-reg haircuts. Not that he did not love the old Stone Mill, but the life of a pampered pet seemed still more alluring than that of a rambling wreck. While the less fortunate battled through the same Skinny that sent Philcas packing home to Massachusetts, Bob ab- sorbed Maupassant and toyed with philately. The W.O. ' s came to know and respect the " Quiet Requested " sign that guarded the horizontal form through the even- ing study hours. His press-agenting for the Hagerstowner, tops his list of achievements, which includes the rank of Commodore on the Sub-squad and four years of consistent warbling. He protests that he did not return from Youngster Sep leave in love; consequently Ed ' s midnight caller must have been only a ghost — a mere scuttlebutt ghoul. " Boot, get outa here, I ' m in charge of room. " Choir Q4, ), 2, i}; Basketball, Assistant Manager Q, 2); StarQ, h 2, 1). 388 Robert Boggs Goldman baltimore, maryland " Boh " " R. Boggs " WELL, I made a cold 4.0 in Math today. Bilged the whole section " . With these words and a confident smile on his pink, chubby face. Chuck will bust into the room, and sit down to figure out just what the Prof. did give him. " Well, if I can get a 4.0 in Juice and about a 3.8 in Dago, this will be a pretty good day for me. " As can readily be perceived. Chuck is a self-confident young man, but seriously handicapped by an all engross- ing affaire de coeur which precipitated him into the ranks of the unsats Second Class year. Our young hero has been a mainstay of the Sub-squad for three years. He now contemplates writing a book entitled, " How to become a Member of the Sub-squad. " This book will no doubt be of inestimable value to followers of that famous sport. Chuck, however, has not confined his athletic activi- ties to the Sub-squad. He has shown a great deal of interest along other lines, winning several class numerals and a place on the Varsity. His cheerful smile and happy-go-lucky disposition has won for him many friends, and as he shoves off to take his place in the fleet, we wish him " Bon Voyage. " Class Soccer (;j, 2), Numerals ( ), Captain Qz); Soccer Squad (2, ); Class Lacrosse ( 4, }, 2), Numerals (j); Sub-squad ( 4, }, 2). Charles Newton Day washington, pennsylvania " Chuck " Clarence Broussard beaux bridge, louisiana " Bruce " HE ' S just like his picture — a serene and contented soul behind a mask of worldly wisdom. But when the veiled dark eves sparkle and the reticent lips do move in that quaint drole, none of us can resist his humor. Bruce, being a true Louisiana Frenchman, spent his boyhood days amidst the peaceful surroundings of plantation life. Two years at college and the urge for adventure at last broke bonds and called him away to sea. The cussedness of the Asiatic Station and the desire for gold braid brought him rolling into Crabtown. That same salty roll is all that remains to remind us that he rates a loose top button. Sure — he ' s a bluddy Red Mike — on Severn by the Bay! But just list ' to those post Sep Leave yarns of conquests in the swamps and bavous surrounding his Podunk. Men are scarce in Beaux Bridge and the untamed beauty of these Southern belles would make Dahlgren Hall like unto a brick factory. Quite the snakey Beau Brummel is he there — a drag everv night and never the same one twice! To sea or not to sea? That is the question. Six years of wandering has fostered dreams of a great lifelong rest down in the land of sugar-cane and pralines. But be he pacing the hard steel deck of a battle wagon engine room or tranquillv sipping mint juleps ' neath the cool shadows of the grove around his plantation home — here ' s to him. 389 Earl Stevens Caldwell baltimore, maryland " Squirrel " " Charlie " THE marks are up. " " The hell you say! What am I sat in? " With the exception of pitched battles with the Math, Skinny, Steam, and Juice Departments, this pride of Baltimo-o-ore had plain sailing ever since he joined our ranks when Lady Luck deserted him with ' 15. A little over-endowed, perhaps, with the habit of taking life too seriously, E. S. sometimes casts aside his shell of reticence — and then, how the boy steps out! Earl always longed for the life in the Navy, not so much for the eggs and collision mats, but for the big liberties in foreign ports such as Paris and London. He isnot a Red Mike. No! He just drags spasmodically when his restrained love of romance breaks loose. How- ever, in spite of his many encounters with the fair sex, only once has his heart fluttered, skipped a beat or two, and then regained its pace. An ardent follower of the cinder path, each balmy Spring afternoon that there is no extra instruction finds him hitting on both cylinders around the track. " Aw, hell, I can ' t savvy this stuff. " Class Track ( ); Track Squad (2, i); Black N . L HERE he is, boys, right from the Ancient City, Crab- town itself. Why Eggs ever decided to cast his lot with the Navy after living around it all his life, he, or anyone else, can ' t say. Perhaps it was because he had inhaled the salty air which blows over the fair Chesa- peake, or perhaps he was just plain hungry. Academics were never fruit for him, but with a fair knowledge of what it was all about coupled with his beautiful line, he was able to fool them, excepting that Plebe year he and the Dago Profs couldn ' t speak the same kind of French so he bilged out of ' 2.5 . T. P. won his fame Plebe year by always being able to come down with some reply, and he has been coming down with something ever since. As a Mexican Athlete, he was supreme. He himself believes what he says, and sometimes he even gets others to, also. He can discuss the price of cheese, and make it literature. Eggs spent most of his time in the tank with the Sub- squad, and the rest of it telling us how he intended going into aviation because he could fall better than he could swim. His attitude toward life is summed up in " Why worry? ' ' " It might be cold on a park-bench, boys, but the air doesn ' t cost anything. " Sub-Squad Q, 4, }, 2, ). 390 Thompson Phelps Elliott annapolis, maryland " Eggs " " T. P. " RIDE ' em cowboy! Set ' em up in the other alley! " " Enough of the rough stuff, Shoe, give us the straight dope on your latest literary achievement. " " Now in the reign of Henry VIII there was a certain Duke living in London . " The time is vet to come when Shoe will be unable to come down with an oration on the days when knight- hood was in flower. Shoe received his first impression of this green earth when surrounded by the sand and cactus in the neighborhood of Phoenix. Although still a man of few summers he answered Uncle Sam ' s call to stem the tide of the onrushing Boch. A year with the A.E.F. in France convinced him that he had walked enough to last him a life time, so upon his discharge he determined to be rocked in the cradle of the deep while gyping Uncle Sam out of three squares a day. With this in view he paid a visit to ye old Crabtown and finally took an office in Hotel Bancroft. Although he had many a hard fight and bitter struggle with demon Math he was able to keep up his course in French literature and yet not slight our own publications. A bum shoulder resulting from Plebe year football caused him to become an ardent follower of the Sub-squad. " Hey, Joe, let ' s go out to Al ' s. " Class Soccer ( ); Class Track (_?}; Sub-squad ( 4, 5, 2). John Rowland Shoemaker phoenix, arizona " Shoe " Joseph William Callahan butte, montana " Joe " " Calyano " A MIGHTY splashing, a deep gurgling strikes upon the ear. No, gentlemen, we are not approaching Niagara Falls; it is merely Joseph William performing his usual morning ablutions. Our hero first saw the light of day in one of Montana ' s lesser cities, but removed to the metropolis of Butte in time to sip of the waters of higher education along with other gilded youths at Butte High School. Having early determined to assist Uncle Sam in bossing the Navy, Joe saw no reason in wasting time, so he left Butte to Its fate and came to Crabtown to get the data on running a first-string navy. He ' s very fond of music, but this usually takes the form of singing during study hours, much to the neighbor ' s annoyance. He ' s very fond of dumb animals, too, includ- ing those sometimes referred to as the " fair sex. " He also found time to go out for sports, and was usually found hanging around somewhere when called on. " Hey, Joe, if you spread your feet like that much longer, you ' ll fall over backward. " Class Track Q4); Class Football ( ). 391 Henri de Balathier Claiborne new orleans, louisiana " Jelley " ONE drowsy afternoon several years ago during his customary serene and languid siesta, this gay cav- aliero bethought to himself, " I am a man of the world, of nature too expansive to be confined by four office walls. " So he joined the Navy and for four years has been con- fined by four bulkheads. During that time he reigned supreme over the Com- bined Radiator Clubs. He was a versatile talker and with his trenchant wit probed subjects of all descriptions from the lightest to the heaviest. For information con- cerning the relative merits of the Irish, Swedes and French see Henri. You might also pick up a few tips on the turf for, theoretically, Henri has made several track fortunes. Epicures who would fain know the secret of success with ■ ' French drip " should do well to drop in on him when he has his " Java pot " primed and ready for action. Henri ' s versatility in other endeavors was wont to seep out on occasions when he overcame his inertia and propensity toward work-outs on the " Johnston bars. " There is nothing, claims this young buck, to be more desired than a soft but firm horizontal support on which to brace one ' s shoulders while he listens with insatiable ear to the mellow crooning of old Morpheus. ONE day Louis saw a pretty poster out in Detroit telling all about the Navy. He always was a fish so he thought he would give it a try. When he came amongst us we took him for an American but it wasn ' t long before he proved us wrong — he is Scotch. Socially, he is a lion; he never fails to create a distinc- tive atmosphere about him. In London he was the rage; in Paris he couldn ' t be held, and you want to get him started on Cadiz. Academically, our hero was a savoir — as to deducing formulas he was Mr. Bowditch himself. When it came to Steam you could hear him sizzle, and as for Dago he was the parlez-vouingest fool that ever said, Voulez-t ' ous boire avec moil Athletically, the boy was a Nurmi; he broke every phonograph record at the Academy. He went out for every sport and made the extra duty squad. Ever after he was quite a consistent player. You should hear his voice; the anvil chorus is a bunch of pikers next to Louis. " It ' s a lead pipe cinch, " he says — but that ' s a horse of another color. Choir ( ); Glee Club ( 2); Trident Aia gamine (2, ); Class Lacrosse (2); Class Wrestling ( ); Gymkhana (2). 392- Louis Christopher Mabley DETROIT, MICHIGAN " Mabel- OUR hero hails from the bkie grass state — dear old Kentucky, and he has succeeded admirably in upholding the traditions of that fair state. His entangle- ments with the weaker sex have caused us days and nights of wonder, and also considerable worry. But he still travels on his own blithe way — foot loose and fancy free a safe amount of the time. Aside from love making he has the Kentucky mania for horse races, and came back from Bowie one Easter a sadder but a wiser lad, swearing that he would never again play a favorite — especially if she were named Janetta. It is also rumored that the gre en baize tables with their billiard balls have a special lure for him. The last of the three traits of all Kentucky gentlemen caused him to take the five-year cruise at the Naval Academy. Doc is hardly a varsity athlete but is a man to be admired and feared in company circles. The Academics never troubled him, and he accepted smilingly the 3.0 which usually came his way. He is a friend of every one, a good man, and will make a good ship mate. Here ' s hoping his career in the Navy is long and prosperous. " Brushpile it, gentlemen. " Black N ; Kifle Squad ( 4). Robert Selden Purvis russellville, kentucky ■■Doc " BiRNEY Cedric Combs east BERKSHIRE, VERMONT " Birnej " CEDRIC is just the kind of a man that one glance at the attached would lead you to believe— easy-going, complacent, and unemotional. Why hurry through life when it is so short is his motto. He became a true member of the five-year club when the Medical Department stepped in and turned his calen- dar back an odd three hundred and sixty-five days, but with a shrug of his shoulders that is truly characteristic of him, he cast his troubles aside and continued his upward climb among a host of new friends. While a Plebe, track summed up his activities along athletic lines, but once an upper classman, the laziness that would jjecome a Spanish nobleman became his. Hence a charter member of the Radiator Club and the source of income for all the magazine stands of Annapolis. Yes, he has been in love, several times in fact; being human he is not immune to that curse. He usually ac- quired a new " one " every Sep leave and received faintly scented letters of a diffe rent variety for many months following. However, he takes both girls and studies for granted, merely as things of small importance that one must make the best of. A friend to everyone and liked by all, he goes out into the service carrying with him the best wishes of everyone. " How ' d it be to clean up the wash basin once in a while? " Track Squad (. ). 393 Thomas Francis Conley, Jr. bridgeport, connecticut " Tom " " The Irishman ' THE Irishman claims Bridgeport, Connecticut, for a home, but he is equally at ease in almost any part of the world. Lisbon and Paris both felt his presence and rejoiced that he was in their midst. He is just a happy- go-lucky Irishman all the time, seldom bothering to study, but always getting by. Savvy? Of course not, just lucky. If he had as much money as he has luck, he would make Croesus look like a piker. Tom early acquired the reputation of being a bad hombre by frightening big, husky First Classmen. They quaked with fear when he shot his withering look at them, and decided not to play with fire. He had pugilis- tic ambitions for a while Plebe year, and pictured himself as the idol of the ring fans, but a terrific right to the jaw on one occasion seemed to dishearten him. Tom is the reddest of Red Mikes; he never dragged, never attended a hop, and has little use for the opposite sex. He is a great, big, Lionel Strongfort type of he-man, and the feminine is particularly detestable to him; but some day he will fall, and fall hard. " Well, I guess I showed that Prof something today. " Class Soccer (2), Numerals Q2); Black N. THE rose among the thorns. You would never guess that this handsome, sensitive, unspoiled youth hails from that sophisticated metropolis — Brooklyn, New York. True to his homeland, his greatest ambition is to become the " Squire of Flatbush. " He was guaranteed to be the onlv nineteen-year-old male in captivity who had retained his pristine ability to produce a rosy blush on occasion. That, dear reader, is another indication of his sterling character. The maidenly glow mantling his cheeks was very attractive; perhaps it explains his success as a Snake. He never pulled sat until the last month. " It ' s for the thrill, " he explained. Truly, he has an adventurous spirit. Rare was the day when a letter did not arrive from a jemnie. He would read the letter, plant his chair in front of the window, and gaze pensively out for the rest of the hour, rereading the letter occasionally. He then would go to recitation and — bilge again. Such is the way of the female with the mail. " Sir, I think this board is wrong. That equation — , and here ' s another error; yes, sir. " " Thanks for the sody. How ' s to gimme another? " " Gee, I wisht I wuz home. " Sub-Squad 0, jj, 2); Class Lacrosse ( 4); Class Soccer (2, ), Numerals (2). 394 Ambrose Francis Crowley brooklyn, new y ' ork " Dick " " Ambrose " BEFORE casting his lot with the Navy, Skipper wore stripes — four of ' em, and oh, what a come down it must have been to start his career all over again as a Plebe. However, the boy lived through it uncomplain- ingly and today he can say " Sir " to a two-striper without suffering from a broken heart. He has his fault, and that is, he ' s ticklish — extremely so. Whenever someone ac- cidentally pokes a finger in his ribs he just laughs, and then attempts murder. Ham has snakish tendencies, but for some reason he has never fallen for any of the local products. No doubt the reason is patiently waiting back in the old home town. Having the reputation of being a heap big strong man, football player, et cetera, didn ' t help Ham one bit to swim the breast stroke. He could tread water most beautifully with the breast stroke, but, unfortunately, treading water wasn ' t included in the swimming tests and so he spent his three years in the Natatorium trying to reach the other side. " It ain ' t that I don ' t savvy the bloomin ' stuff, it ' s just those damned exams. " Class Football ( 4); Football B-Squad Qf); Football Squad (2); Class Lacrosse Q4); Class Water Polo ( 4, f); Sub-Squad Q4, }, 2, ). Leonard James Do Ar TOLEDO, OHIO " Ham " " Skipper " " Rowdy ' Donald Allen Crandell toledo, ohio " Don " " Stretch " APOLLO, n ' est ce pas? Such a smile and such eyes! - A. The picture can tell more about this man in five minutes than all the biographers of the age could tell in five years. He typifies power, personality, success — a man with a future. His most marked characteristic is his willingness and desire to do things for other people. He is perfectly happy and care-free in disposition and believes that a good line mixed with a few antiquated facts will satisfy anybody. Don was not a savoir — that is, he could not assume a sage-like countenance before the worldly mark recorders. Neither did he think the works of Granville and Frazier and Squair were essential to nautical training. He did not shine in athletics but one could frequently find him lumbering about the Naiatorium and Gymnas- ium with the ease and poise of a " finished " athlete. Stretch has two favorite occupations, eating and sleep- ing, and he is a true master of these arts. We cannot call him a Snake — maybe there is a reason — but when it came to tripping the light fantastic they always returned for more. His true character is told in that oft-heard phrase: " Aw! Why don ' t you use your head? " Swimming Squad ( 4 ; Class Swimming ( 4, f). 395 Frederick Augustus Davisson harlem, georgia " Oh " " Davey " " Freddy " PUGNACITY personified, this blithe spirit sailed through the hazards of the course, flinching not nor straying (much). Always to be depended upon to do the unexpected, he was to be seen at his giddiest moments swinging perilously from the overhead pipes of his bache- lor apartments, or, in his more profound intervals, caulk- ing through study hours. Still, he escaped detection and appears to have been sat so far as the Ac combination was concerned. His atavistic tendencies found him a welcome in the horde of ruffians who wrestle, where his long, prehensile arms stood him in good stead. While not conceited, he knows that he knows what he knows. Much as we know of him, the way he deluded the Exec fraternity was a continual source of bewilderment. His capacity for camouflage when apprehended in some heinous offense was marvelous. Never did he fail to escape justice — except that one memorable incident of his Plebe year when he devoutly uttered his convictions in the presence of the Sub-commander. A nearby taxi- driver retired behind blushes, and Peewee went down for the count. As to vices, he doesn ' t smoke. With all his peculiarities, idiosyncrasies, and what not, we pre- dict a big future for li ' l Ole. What it will be we shudder to think. Wrestling Squad Q4, j, 2), N (_j); Sub-Squad ( ,5, 2); Class Crete Qz). ' A, ya vad skal vi had? Lutefisk di hrandevin — words to that effect, carols the redoubtable Swede as he rushes in and pounces upon the one defenceless billet-doux. Sad to relate, however, ' tis not always thus; more often it is, " Ole, where have you hid my letters, or has there been another mail robbery? " The Yokel ' s good points will ever speak for themselves so we will let you in on a secret and tell you of his one bad habit. His pyromaniacal tendencies keep the second deck continually in a state of uneasiness. Rather would he drop a match into a brimming waste basket and bathe in its reek like an ancient Buddha with his punk sticks than get a 3.99 in grease. Though were I to attempt to portray the Yokel as he really is I would but expose the utter poverty of the English language when essaying to depict the indescribable. He was the marvel of the swim- ming team; Henry wondered how any man could work so hard and move so slowly. If you are ever approaching a gas fest which is a con- tinual uproar, be certain that Win is at his usual stunt of making wise cracks, wherein he is nonpareil. The Yokel didn ' t drag often, but when he did — " You ' d be sur- prised. " Lucky will be the steerage that gets him but Heaven help him who tries to bandy railleries with him. I know. Swimming Squad C , 2), Navy Numerals (_j, 2); Class Swimming (4). 396 Winston Charles Early Prins minneapolis, minnesota " Yokel " " Swede " " Win " WHO w;is the mail sheik of the Second Battalion? Why, John Henry Ellison, of course. He received more letters in a day than most of us did in a week. Primarily, however, he was a radio artist, having become acquainted with high frequency transmitters, et cetera as a civilian, and not having lost his love for this pastime. Way back in Plebe summer when we first executed " Righta fess, forwarda march. One-a, two-a, " and so on up to the fencing loft, John Henry first went out for this sport to become " bigga da mus, bigga da chess. " Wheth- er this was because he considered his home in prim old Massachusetts a " ruff, tuff noighborhood " or not, we don ' t know; but let it suffice to sav that he went out and stayed out. As seems to be the case with most mail sheiks our hero dragged occasionally — about once a week. Those of us who were not hardy enough to undergo the perils of a hop have judged and commended his taste from the pictures on his locker door. " Boys, I was getting a darn good hop from Chicago last night when NSS started up and spoiled it all. " Class Crew (2); Fencing Squad Q, }, 2, i). Navy Numerals (;j), N (.2); Sub-Squad Q4, }, z): Star ( 4). John Henry Ellison somerville, massachusetts " John " " John Henry " William Augustine Dolan, Jr. valdez, alaska " Bo%p " " Bill " " Mike " MISTER Speaker! Mister Speaker! I ' ve been trying to get your attention for the last half hour. Change the name of Arkansas? " and then the little Irishman will stand up as high as his legs will permit and wax eloquent in his wrath. Was he a Red Mike? Well, if you had seen the pictures on his locker and the reams of paper on his side of the room, you wouldn ' t have asked this question. Another good one would be — " Did he drag or go to the hops? " Whether it ' s Bill ' s line or his cherubic smile, we don ' t know, but it ' s a sorry specimen with whom he can ' t make a hit. Say, is he savvy? Well, you just ask him anything about baseball and he ' ll tell you. Baseball isn ' t the only sport he has a side line acquaintance with, either. Bill ' s line is always diverting. He is one of the best natural entertainers that ever came out of the North. The yarns he spins have just the right blend of fact, fancy, and humor to make them interesting, and I don ' t mean peut-etre either. Bill is an organizer, too; witness: " All right, fellows, let ' s turn out tonight and move the para- vanes up to the main entrance. " Musical Clubs (. , 5, 2, ); Mandolin Club ( 4, 5, 2, ), Leader ( ); Sub-Squad Q4, j, 2). 397 Ranson Fullinwider washington, district of columbia " Fully " HEY, Mister, what state are you from? " But Mid ' n. Fullinwider, Fourth Class, didn ' t know what to say, because he was from the District of Columbia. Fully soon overcame his bashful stage and became one of the stellar members of that non-reg organization, the Wine, Women, and Song Club. If you doubt his ability at handling the femmes, just get him to tell you about the time he dragged two of ' em to the same hop and didn ' t get his lines twisted. It ' s just his way of trying anything once. However, don ' t get the idea that our hero isn ' t a real he-man because he likes to drag and knows how to gargle tea, for pacing a rollicking quarterdeck and bust- ing Texas bronchos are his favorite pastimes. Not wishing to deprive the savoirs of their position. Fully kept his average down to a happy medium, and spent all of his spare time reading the paper. Here ' s wishing you luck. Fully, wherever you go, whether it be selling snow shoes in Savannah, or swim- ming suits in Archangel. Sub-Squad Q, 2, i). SHORTY hails from Bowling Green and is proud of it — Oh, boy. Otho is the life of the crowd and a musician of some note — as a musician he rates next to that famous piccolo player. Since the night of the Lost Chord, though. Shorty hasn ' t been the same and we fear he never will. However we won ' t dwell on this sad topic. Being of a mechanical turn of mind his pet hobby is buying old motorcycles just for the fun of trying to make them run — and he says he does, occasionally. Shorty has never worried about the Academics, and, although he used to spend his evenings snoozing, he always came through with good marks the next day. His way of doing it is a mysterious art which even the savoirs can ' t practise. Opie claims to be a Red Mike, but he is like most of them in that when they fall, they fall hard. " Well, I guess it is about time to turn in. What say? " Class Baseball ( ); Gymkhana Q4, }, 2, ). Otho Pehry Smoot bowling green, virginia " Shorty " " Opk " 398 ONCE upon a time a noted sage remarked upon the foolishness of placing on the tombstones of the dead the dates of their birth and death because it should be taken for granted that the deceased had been born or he ' d never have had a chance to die, and that he ' d died or there ' d be no object in planting the gravestone. But we are going to make a slight exception in this biog- raphy of our Willie, for we must name, not the date, but the place of his birth, since that item explains many of his salient characteristics. Be it therefore known that Willie was born in Bahston. Bahston can therefore be blamed for the savviness exhibited by our Willie from the very moment he was sworn in to the day he fell down the steps of the platform waving his diploma. Though he never starred, himself, he was directly responsible for at least two of his classmates finding themselves in that position. Non-academic interests also kept him from attaining a star for he played B-squad football Plebe year and class football thereafter. Bridge claimed his attention during the winter, and daily workouts in the spring managed to help him retain that walrus-like form which we always will associate with him. " . . . . and I just says to myself, ' Willie, ' I says, B-Squad Q ' ); Class Football (5, 2, ), Numerals (_?, z); Class Wrestlhjg ( 4). William White portsmouth, new hampshire ■Willie " Carroll Burgess Jones DEVILS lake, north DAKOTA ■■Doc " " C. B. " Doc came into our midst from the great open spaces and, as is characteristic of all he-men from the West, stepped to the front, becoming our three striper. In the academic ranks, however. Doc was a non-ratey 2. P. O. and fought hard to make the grade, sometimes without apparent success, but always crashing through at the crucial moment. Plebe and Second Class years he frenched from the Radiator Club and billiard tables long enough to show his prowess in the pool as a back stroke artist. Women have never bothered Doc, as he has always been a confirmed Red Mike. We are led to believe, how- ever, that the East cramped his style as far as the fair sex is concerned. What Doc lacked academically he more than made up on the cruises where he had a chance to show his sea knowledge acquired from canoeing on the second largest salt lake in the United States. The U.S.S. North Dakota can well boast of his presence for it was upon her decks that he made the history which he so fondly recounts. He was respected with awe for the efficient way he single-handed took charge of Number One turret on the New York, keeping it cleaner than a bandbox. " Mister, who are the famous Jones ' s in the Navy besides myself? " Class Swimm ijg (4, 2, ), Numerals (2). 399 1 Norman Joseph Habel spartanburg, south carolina " Red " " Norm " WHEN another man is needed to fill out a bridge game, a baseball, football or basketball team, or just a party out for a good time, somehow Red ' s name always comes up. He is one of those fellows that always fits in, always a good scout to have on a party — and always ready with that cheerful smile of his. Red is a confirmed Red Mike — he has always been afraid of the weaker sex and somehow his line and smile seem to fail him when they are around. Nevertheless the Assistant always pops in with letters for him in an unmistakably feminine handwriting and postmarked Moore, S. C. So even the Reddest of the Red Mikes seems to have fallen and, quiet as he is in regard to women, he doesn ' t deny it. While not on Easy Street Academically himself. Red is always ready to lend a hand to others when he possibly can. As a friend and a pal, he is right there, as a confidante he is to be trusted, and so to every- one he is known as a " regular fellow. " " After you, milord. " " If you don ' t knock off playing Anchors Aweigb at reveille you are sure going to lose that record. " " Dragging Red? " " Who, me? Do you think I want to bust my record? No Soap! " Class Basketball Q4, j). Numerals (_j). A CONNOISSEUR of many things, but particularly adept in his taste in song and women. Were it not for his two vices he ' d go down in history as a model of temperance and virtue. He used to drag frequently and received an unusual number of letters bearing an unmis- takably sophisticated touch, and he actually brags of the number of times he has fallen in love. The Navy tradi- tion of a girl in every port applies particularly to this debonair youth and were it not for scented epistles from Pierrette, Nini, Dolores, and Kjess, his life would be but a succession of days. One must know him to appreciate him, for he is quiet and unassuming — until he begins to discourse on his travels. Who hasn ' t heard his — " Now, when I was in Paris " but ' tis understood he was a habitue of the better places, such as Zellie ' s, Le Rat Mort, Moulin Rouge, and Follies Bergere. But this " loved by all and lover of none " has at last fallen and his heart and minia- ture rest securely in Chicago — and he goes from our midst another Benedict. As a friend he is without parallel, as a gentleman ditto, as a scholar he is a minus quantitv. " Bill, where ' n hell is my mail? " Sub-Squad Q, 4, ), 2). 400 Norman Ellis Weaver durand, wisconsin " Buck " " Norm " " Chert ' SOUND Off! " " Midshipman Strain, Indiana, sir. " " Mr. Stress and Strain from Indiana, huh? What makes you look so dumb, Mr. Stress, are you savvy or some- thin ' ? " " No, sir. " " What was your low mark hist month? " " Just a three eighty-two, sir. " His greatest ambition is to have a big farm in his own state, and with this in view he endeavored to stand high enough to get into the Construction Corps — he may yet show us how to have a farm on our new aviation wagons such as the Lexington, thereby lessening the need of a ship ' s returning to port for supplies. The latter element would undoubtedlv be acceptable beyond measure, as far as the officers and men in the fleet are concerned. Charles ' love of music — music of the higher sort — allowed him to boast, for his vie, the best selection of operatic records in the class. Still, his love of the higher arts didn ' t keep him from being a member of the Mas- qucrader Stage Gang. But, unlike the others of the Stage Gang, he never took a night off to drag — in fact he is a confirmed Red Mike. " Sir, the answer the book gives is wrong. " Masqiierader Stage Gang ( 4, }, 2, ), Go J Masked N; Star Q4, i, 2, i). Charles Lvnn Strain rockville, indiana ' Savvy " " Charlie " " Stress ' Walter Wellington Honaker louisville, kentucky " Bill " " Honey " SAY, folks, step right up and meet this young Adonis from Louisville, down where politicians and long green run wilder ' n mountain moonshine. He ' s done everything from making candy to railroading; he ' s a man of broad understanding, if you know what I mean. You might think he was a Snake from his picture, but he ' s not — not much. One M.C. resigned after delivering his mail three times; said he didn ' t join the Navy to work. Bill ' s a politician from way back. He decided that the Stage Gang didn ' t furnish him enough work, and besides he yearned for adornment for his manly chest, so he up and went out for Manager of Tennis. It ' s funny, but somehow the other candidates developed cravings for other things when Bill ' s hat sailed into the ring. " Fruit " says he, " All you gotta do is get ' em elected to some- thing else, and you get the job. " Seems to work, too. " Hey, guy, what ' s this mean? Whadda they think we readers? Come on, let ' s read the lesson. I ' m are, mind listening. ' Masqiierader Stage Gang Q4, , 2, i); Expert Rifleman; Assistant Manager Tennis Q4, }, 2, i). 401 Jesse Lyle Hull west plains, missouri " Jesse " " Lyle " " Boxp " JESSE learned his life ' s desire in his early youth when he sailed his barks around ye olde bathtub. He seemed to have boned Seamanship before he came to the Acad- emy as it was a pretty good First Classman who could provide a hard question for him in that particular sub- ject. However he had a terrible struggle for the x.5 in Math the first term of his Second Class year but by con- sistent studying he made them all look around in wonder and surprise. After the struggle with Math everything else in life came easily for him. His fondness for the fairer sex have bilged him many times. The way he uses a box of stationery in one week would put a novelist to shame. " Wait until I am a First Classman " was his motto for the first three years and we all feared for the " Prince " he was going to be. He used his extra time studying regulations so that our morning paper might be lengthened. Give him the Cosmo and a good piece of music on the old Vic and he would be sure to be happy, for his love for music surpasses everything else. " Boy! Isn ' t that hot! " Class Soccer (2), Numerals (2); Class Track (j); lAasquerader Juice Gang ( 4). HIS principal nickname never fitted and comes about as far away from him as you could ever hope to get, hence the name stuck to him tenaciously. Ohio claims him, although he hasn ' t as yet made himself a worthy candidate for the hall of academic fame. Indeed he seldom batted a 4.0, but he used what he has between the ears and had a way of batting them down when they counted most. During Second Class year when he had a pretty close call over in Maury Hall, he postponed his burial of Math two months — but what difference does it make now? Speed ' s only other outstanding characteristic is his laziness. He would be content to just be on his bed and sleep. Give him a skag or his pipe and he will be sub- limely happy. However, Sam ' s laziness is not the obnoxious sort. He doesn ' t let it interfere in his doing daily good turns. " I ' m turning in. Wake me at late blast. " Class Soccer (2), Numerals (2); Masquerader Juice Gang ( 4); Sub-squad ( 4, , 2). Samuel Johnson McKee steubenville, ohio " Speed " " Sam " _ 402. IINY is by many called an inventor. If he didn ' t know - something he would put such a wonderful line on the board that even the prof would say he was right and give him a 4.0. His gift of gab is highly developed and It has gotten him through many a tight fix. Liny hails from the Western part of Maryland, from a place by the name of Hancock. According to all ac- counts it is running New York a close race. Athletics and girls seem to be his weak points. Second Class cruise he met a girl in Torquay who attracted his attention very much. However, September came along and the girl he had already at home won out after all. He tried many different sports and was always ready to take a chance on another. He had a lacrosse stick and ball which seemed to worry the occupants of the adjoining room, for he was adept at the sport of bouncing the ball off the wall and used to practice through entire study periods. Having finished his supper, he was usually ready for bed. He required ten hours sleep and there were few nights he didn ' t get it. Class Lacrosse ( 4, f); Lacrosse Squad Qi); Class Soccer (5); Soccer Squad (2), Navy Numerals (2); Expert Rifleman; Class Football Q4). Walter Ellsworth Linaweaver hancock, maryland " Liny " " Linawhacker " " Waps Edward Shillingford Hutchinson germantown, pennsylvania " Hutch " " Ed " " Rosy " HERE we have the beaming and radiant countenance of a true son of William Penn — no other than our old friend Hutch, the carefree student, the scrapping fullback for four years on ye olde soccer team, and the boy who wouldn ' t drag until Second Class year. The part that ' s beyond us is why he had to wait so long before he started to drag her. Goucher Specials have been running ever since there were week-ends. " Wife, I ' m going to resign. This Navy is no place for a man of my type. Do you think I ever get awake from a bell ringing? No, and I never expect to. In my Navy taps will be sounded twice a day — five minutes after tatoo and five minutes after reveille. Don ' t you know, I believe I could make more of a success in real estate anyhow. " The above are merely the wanderings of any midshipman just after reveille so Ed is not an exception. However, don ' t get the idea that he sleeps through anything. Nobody got more out of the cruises or had a bigger time on leave than this wigorous wolunteer fromPcnnsylvania. " What if I have got a schoolgirl complexion? " Soccer Q, }, 2); aNfG); Block N Ci); Navy Numerals (2); Class Lacrosse Q4, y). 403 Charles Jackson winamac, indiana ' Charley " " Jack " " JegZpng INDIANA ' S sun first shined on Charley and since that time Winamac has been the center of his reveries. Plebe year we found him buried away in his books; after that he became an aspiring leather pusher; next he took up the art of rolling them down the alley and chalking up strikes and spares. Soft lights, dreamy music, and swishing silks failed to occupy a corner of his life during Plebe and Youngster years, but when he returned from Second Class Sep leave we found a change. Perhaps Paris was educational — who knows? Cheerfulness in English sparrows is not always a vir- tue — especially when a family of them are greeting each other " good morning " outside one ' s window on one of the precious mornings of Sep Leave. However, in general cheerfulness is considered a good trait, and Charlie will never suffer from his share of it — unless he takes to nesting under some late sleeper ' s eaves. As Caesar said before crossing the Rubicon — " he who greets mess-hall eggs with a smile will prosper. " Class Boxing (2); Masquerader Stage Gang (2). K ARL is another one of those " Pennsylvania Wolun- teers " — specifically, an Erie one. He joined the Blue and Gold because his brother before him did and liked it. He has that side to his character which is so necessary in order to keep things running happily as well as effi- ciently — artistic appreciation. When the time comes, music and all that follows never fail to win their place. Karl can do other things also, such as working Skinny probs, managing the Stage Gang or being an athlete on occasion, and can tell when he is doing one and when the other. Furthermore, if you want an argument here ' s an ardent opponent, and if you want to find out anything, the chances are good — e ' en so doth he admit. There is much more than I have said But on this ground I dare not tread. For if too deep I should partake An unmeant error I might make And by our clumsy earthly prate The finest part I might misstate. Choir ( ); Musical Clubs (_4, _j, 2, ), Gold Musical Clubs N; Assistant Stage Manager (2), Stage Manager ( ); Masqueraders Q4, }, 2, ), Gold Masked N. 404 Karl Frederick Poehlmann erie, pennsylvania " Carlos " " Karl " IET ' S shoot some billiards in smoke hall. Spot vou - twenty for the groceries at the Cat Noir and a show afterward. " My theme on this occasion is the boy in blue at the top of the column, and gentle reader, be you fair co-ed or just one with the rest of us, you must admit that he has possibilities. He stopped off here on his way from Tennes- see to Scotland and was so impressed that he joined up. He used more stamps and stationery than anybody in the regiment. It will go hard with him if he ever goes to the Yangtze patrol and has to pay foreign rates of postage. He had only one grad debt but he didn ' t realize it when he was incurring it. It was to his roommate for shaving soap, razor blades and lead pencils. " I bid three without. " " Without what? " " Without expecting to make it, but we need the rubber. " Favorite ambition: To swim off some night and attend a house party on the Sahalo. Class Football ( , _j, 2, ); Class Lacrosse Q4, }, 2, ). John Hammond Simpson nashville, tennessee " Jack " " Elder " DoiN Curtis Johnson POCATELLO, IDAHO " Deacon " THE purport of this little corner is the introduction of the handsome gentleman with the massive brow, none other than the Deacon Johnson of Pocatello, Idaho; New York and Paris. He has his weaknesses though, among them being the habit of smoking cigars with an odor like a mixture of cabbage and )imson weed, and batting tennis balls over the sea wall. He had no weakness for the Academics and put up a strong resistance against the best efforts of all concerned. The cruises with their cosmopolitan atmosphere ap- pealed to him greatly. You could see him rushing around with great display of energy nearly any morning he was so unlucky as to be turned out by the Mate. The Navy would probablv have had to do without his assistance if the last cruise had not been to the West Coast, for, as had been his habit for the previous two years, he swore he would resign unless the cruise was a West Coast one. Fortunately for the service, it complied with his wishes. He should make a good Naval officer for he possesses the ability to sleep at any and all times, and that is a big point in his favor. Class Tennis (_j, 2, ). 405 h Louis Emmett Keady LODI, NEW YORK " Emmett " WHETHER or not this blond, curly-headed Celt during the last four years has assimilated enough cultural or technical knowledge to bathe in dazzling light the many dark corners of this drab world, is of little or no import for Emmett has learned or rather developed — for it is undoubtedly the heritage of Erin — that intric- ate art of being a popular host. The cigarette butts that have strewn the corridor in front of his door each morn- ing after breakfast have sufficiently proved that he was by no means a recluse. Between periods, before forma- tions, in the afternoons and evenings they would gather from far and near to discuss, chaff, harangue and argue. Histories were rewritten, theories exploded, reputations torn asunder and jests conceived, some light, some dark. In these sessions " Pinky " was like an animal enjoying a transient return to its medium. Occasionally he would tell of his forefathers in the old days of Erin when to step on a man ' s coat-tail was an insult to be redeemed in blood. Then we would understand his success with the lacrosse stick and football. But so far he has shed no light on his insatiable desire for exercise in the horizontal form. Class Football Q, }, 2), Numerals ( , 2); Class Lacrosse Q4, 3, 2), Numerals ( 4, f); Class Basketball Q). TWENTY miles north of Philadelphia, sir— Doyles- town, sir — the County Seat of Bucks County, sir. " And so his life began at the Naval Academy, just one explanation after another. Writing this, I looked at him, reclined upon his downy couch, and said, " Is it the same care-free boy whom we met some years ago, or is it just a vision of this lad? " He has matured wonderfully; he used to be so foolish as to study hard; now he strives to get by with the minimum. What other change of atti- tude could better portray the gain of what the good Leadership book calls " common sense. " He was an athlete (of course we must mention this) of some note. Youngster year he pitched a double-head- er, quite the iron man. He also ate toast with the Basket- ball Squad, except when he was in the clutches of the Math Department. At Graduation he was still in a sort of a quandary as to what would finally become of him. Sometimes he saw great shops with hundreds of men and engines which would start and stop by a mere twitch of his thumb; and sometimes, great ships on the rocks or " aground in a fairway " with sweet visions of lost numbers and a court martial. Baseball Squad (. ); Class Baseball (j, 2, 7), Numerals ( , 2); Basketball Squad ( 4, j, 2, i). Navy Numerals (2); 406 Roy Moyer Gulick doylestown, pennsylvania " Koy " FLOYD was struck by the Navy at an early age, but he struck right back and hit the pap for " Unauthorized assumption of authority " for having his flowing locks shorn. This fortunately dampened his ambitions for the striped suit. Thus he accepted Naval life in his character- istic blase manner, and sought consolation in a saxo- phone which did his moaning for him. However on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons he was often known to set forth with a great stride and a new-born sense of patriotism (in everv organization there are some ). The years passed with Floyd ' s refreshing originality still very much in evidence, but then, genius must find an outlet. And to realize his genius we have merely to read his " Flora Stories " or to hear his own song com- positions. But if you don ' t want to hear him play the sax, or read his stories, or sing his songs, then go out on the court and watch him wield a racquet or come in and look over the paper model of his ideal home. Then, and only then, can vou attest his versatile and deplorable originality. " Where have you been, little fellow? " " And shall I say, ' Quick as a flash, it came to him? ' Asst. Feature Ed tor, Lucky Bag Tennis Squad ( 2. i). Edward Loring Dix Roach, zd. philadelphia, pennsylvania ■•Floyd- ' " E.L.D. " Fielder Allison Jones portland, oregon " Fielder " IF you do not have Fielder ' s complete biography which space prevents our printing here, let us send it to you at once. It is a liberal education. Here ' s what they say about it. Bowditch 192.0 — " Of the many things that I have ever read, this is the most. " Manning — " For years we con- sidered impulse turbines supreme, but this volume is even better. " Chapter headings include: I. On how Fielder was born and grown in Oregon. 2.. On how Fielder assumed his early duties as a Plebe. 3 . On how Fielder gained prominence on the basketball court. 4. On how Fielder beguiled the bureau to the extent of a year ' s leave. 5. On how Fielder drew seven letters a day. 6. On how Fielder harassed the Academics by sleeping before exams. 7. On how Fielder did not become Five-Striper. These and many other amusing and instructive inci- dents are included in these exceptional volumes which are bound (in Buckram) to delight even those from the Middle West. Basketball Squad Q, }, 2, j), A ( j, 2); Class Track Q4, 5), Numerals (j); Company Representatit ' e ( f); Class Football Q4). 407 Branch Jordan portsmouth, virginia " Buck " " Tom " HE Cometh from Portsmouth, irginia — maybe you ' ve heard of it. Way out in the great open spaces where a man ' s a man, etc. — and a dark man hasn ' t a chance — at least so it ' s said. He cast off the shackles of restraint when a wee tot and he ' s been hitting on high ever since. Another good man gone wrong? Nothing like it. How- ever, he has one or two faults. He ' s an awful talker. There ' s nothing he can ' t talk about and tell you more than you can believe, and yet, when you come to check up, he wins the marbles. That ' s just a little trick of his. He ' s about the biggest Red Mike in his class, yet he dragged every week-end. Figure it out, folks, I can ' t. He had a terrible habit of coming from recitations with a long tale — and face also — about a i.o, but when the tree came up he was not on it. When the final result was posted he ' s way up, 3.1 at least in everything but Steam. That ' s the only thing in the world too hot for him and he cooled it off considerably. It beats all how he did it. Folks, you all should meet this ' irginia gentleman. He ' s simply irresistible, or so the girls say and far be it from us to doubt their word, out loud, anyway. Let ' s give him our blessing — he needs it — and best wishes for more and greater success. Basketball Squad ( 4, y); Class Basketball (2); Expert Kifleman. ALL great pictures have no titles written upon them, - but in this case a short tale of the whichness of what of this masterpiece would be most fitting. Kid William blew in upon the Navy out of a clear sky from out yon- der in Indiana. He fitted just like the paper on the wall — a one P.O. Plebe summer — but then he had had seven years military training before so it wasn ' t such a surprise. After acquiring quite a bit of fame. Bill started after the Academics and those stars on his collar really did look so cunning. Finding he was savvy, Bozo knocked off the boning — got busy on the music, and became a regular Lothario. Bill found out early that Lothario didn ' t have much opportunity, so he turned to expressing his pent up ideas about everything. The result was that Bill became a leading figure in the weekly rabbit hunts. From then on Whitey lost a general trend of events ' cause after seeing Scotland during one Sep leave he was never the same. Here ' s hoping Bill soon shows again the ear-to-ear grin as of old. " Hey, Buck, the book ' s answer is correct, but I don ' t like their method. Here ' s the best way. " Class Basketball (2); Class Track (2); Gymkhana Q4); Star C4); William Smith Whiteside jeffersonville, indiana " Whitey " " Bill " " Boz " " Expert Kifleman. 408 WHEN Benny blew into the Naval Academy, Crab- town had an attack of ' skeeters, and never, since that eventful day, have we been permitted to forget " Joisey. " Just tune in on his wave length any time he is broadcasting, (which is usually) and you will learn that Rutgers is the greatest college in the world, that New York is a suburb of Bayonnc, and that for scenery — well, nature doesn ' t miss being grand on the banks of the old Raritan. Since he is naturally savvy, the Acs never bothered him much and Benny has reciprocated by leaving them more or less alone, except when prompted by good nature into helping some wooden classmate. His hobby is mo- torcycling, and he certainly rides his hobby, both liter- ally and figuratively. Sooner or later, he is going to fall a victim in love, but we are betting on Benny and wishing him bo ! voyage on anv sea upon which he may embark, matrimonial or otherwise. " And to think, fellows, only last night I was with her! " Class Track (2, i). Bernard Edward Klimas bayonne, new jersey " Benny " " Climax ' ' Charles Henry Quinn NEW YORK " Charlie " " Si " " Huck " THE smiling face that ' s on this page — the subject of this ditty — is the boy from Forty-second Street and Broadway, New York City. He broke the hearts o f all New York and left the girls behind to study hard at Nav, and Juice and all that daily grind. He worked — yes, Charlie ' s worked — and don ' t you think that it was fruit to get two-five and add another stripe upon his suit. And if they marked us by the ergs that everyone put out, Huck Quinn would lead the list and he would rate it too, no doubt. Now get this data on the man, on coming back from swimmin ' , he makes a dive to get the dope the mail gives on his wimmin. He ' s never been a tea-hound and his Mah-Jong ' s not so hot; but still he has the femmes in hand and knows them to a dot. He takes them to the football games and boldly calls for gore and then he lets them try their luck upon the polished floor. But, fun aside, lest we should make our tale appear deplete, let ' s -wish for him a big career on going in the Fleet. And we can truly say of him and not approach deceit — the friends he ' s made will last till the Navy ' s obsolete. Masqiieraders (2); Class Boxmg Q4); Class Track (2, 7). 409 Samuel C. Ward dayton, ohio " Sam " SAM absolutely refuses to confide in us, but after watching him chase flies in the outfield for four years, we ' ve come to the conclusion that he plays the game with a ball player ' s instinct. So have a seat in the bleach- ers, people, and get this inside dope of an old story told in our best bush league style. The world is a Baseball League. We are fighting for Life ' s pennant. The Academv is one of the manv ball parks, and in it we Midshipmen are playing a hard game with the Academics for " the early season lead. " Math is pitching a baffling brand of ball. Sam steps to the plate and heats out a bunt to first. Plebe year is conquered. A wild pitch advances the run- ner. Youngster year is a thing of the past. Sam steals third while the catcher tries to bring Math back to earth. Second Class year is over; home plate is in sight. The batter singles through the box. Sam scores. The game is over; 2.6 ' s pennant contenders are ready to go on the road. Now people, the sun gets pretty hot in the bleachers. Better have a glass of lemonade and tomorrow will see our club win again. Baseball Squad (4, j, 2, j), N Q4), N ( j). SLAP! Bang! Biff! and in comes our Little Elmo bring- ing the door with him and letting loose some of his youthful exuberance. Ed has had many things to change his life and mar his happiness. First of all, on entering the Academy he was stepped on by the Exec Department and, not being able to play his little jokes, he was quite rhino for a little time. Next, Ed fell in love. Just ask him about the Army-Navy game Youngster year and he will tell you the saddest story that ever happened. Never mind, Pat, better luck next time. A little nerve coupled with a reckless abandon has gotten Ed out of more scrapes than thoseof Jiggsin the comics. That delayed return from Plougastel is just one of the humorous incidents in Ed ' s life. Savvy? Yes. And with a pencil Ed can describe anything more vividly than Nathaniel Hawthorne could with a pen. Ed ' s delight is in drawing automobiles and choo-choo trains. With the former he can give you more thrills than the champion aeroplane acrobat. Wherever he goes, whether in or out of the Navy, Ed is sure to make good and enjoy life as much as he has here. For further information see Who ' s Who in 1945. Class Football ( 4); Baseball Squad ( ), Navy Numerals (?)■ 410 Edward Frederick Kelley newburyport, massachusetts ' Ed " " Pat ' ' Elmo ' EUGENE MATHEWS, as the name suggests, belongs to a serious, high-minded, military looking individ- ual who is going to build himself " a stone house way- out in the sticks " one of these days for the purpose of raising chickens — and other things. Eugene M. goes by the name of Dick — why is an insolvable mystery. Now Dick is a jollv old boy who hates women during the week — but week-ends — wow! Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde haven ' t anything on him. Yes, it must be admitted that Dick is a snake, havi ng been led astray at his Plebe Army-Navy Game — but he ' s so modest that he won ' t admit it — even to his own wife. His favorite occupation here consisted in looking after his wife, and seeing how many times a stencil could be applied to articles of wearing apparel. It is rumored that he used to play with some " Ukulele " or other while on leave at a " Hampton Beach " — but he doesn ' t go there any more. We wonder why? " How ' s to loan me your stencil? I can ' t tind mine. " Sub-Squad (j, 2, ). Eugene Mathews Waldron lynn, massachusetts " DM " Thomas Rhodes Langlev newburyport, massachusetts " Tom " TOM, alias " Venus, " always had a liking for the Navy. Like all great men he left home in his tender ' teens — but unlike, he joined the Navy — and made his initial cruise on the U.S.S. Termessee. Anyone who ever saw Thomas in a bathing suit would readily understand the wherefore of " Venus " — especially with his nice curly hair . . . sighs . . . !! And yet Venus belonged to the Ancient Order of Scarlet Michaels — while at the academy — on account of two left feet — yes, girls, ' tis true, he doesn ' t dance! His career as a mid runs something like this: (a) Dur- ing conflicts with acs: " Let ' s see now, Lve got to make a 1.488 to get by this term Say, fellows, whadoyouthink I hit the exam for?!!? — 2..49, just what I needed! " (b) Between times: " Now when I was on the Tennessee " Famous Sayings: " So this is Montreal! " " Say, fellows, it ' s 1:2.0. " Class Football Q4, 5); Class Baseball Q2). 411 Norman Loader baldwin, long island " Pete " " Pedro " BORN and bred in Brooklyn, Pete crossed " the bridge " one fair day and so came into our midst. The c ct of the " city of homes and churches " may be seen on the Sphinx-like exterior but judge not this to be an indica- tion of all that lies beneath. He ' s quiet but clever, a fine student and a good athlete. Unfortunately an abhorrence for hard work prevented his sporting his share of honors and his love for a soft bed and a good magazine kept the stars off his collar. Anyone who has heard him hold forth after taps knows of his strange philosophy and must marvel at his profound understanding of human nature. " Pete, is there any Right or Wrong? " Pedro became more or less famous during the early days of Plebe year for his rebellious eyebrows and his ready replies. He just couldn ' t keep them down. What a shame he consistently shunned the Armory on hop nights — but then he had to save himself for leave, when the jemmes, en grand Tra-la-la flocked to him like ducks to water. And so it goes — " What goes. " " The A. A., stupid " — " Oh, don ' t be like that! " Pete has recently become one of the elite and now lives out on Long Island. It is rumored that conditions there are favorable for water sports (so with a little luck he may learn to swim.) If he does, it will be to the aston- ishment of his old playmates of the Sub-squad. " Coming into town tonight, Buddie; meet me at the Pennsy. " FRESH from the land of the cliff dwellers came Buddy to grace our midst. Strangely blue-eved and frank he has proved an idealist from the city of cynics. He thinks everyone of us is a lot better than we are, but why disil- lusion the lad? He wears his clothes in the New York manner; you know that indefinable elusive quality, that quelque chose. They look at him and then write up the theatre program column. What the Well Dressed Man Will Wear. Strange to say, he rarely graced the hops for as he claims very few girls deserve the pleasure and the thrill of his com- pany so why should he bother to wriggle with full dress for their benefit. He is a firm believer in athletics, occasionally for him- self but most of the time for someone else. His great trouble is that he can never stay in season. Baseball in winter, basketball in the fall, he ' s always one jump ahead of the game. He has a strange fondness for collect- ing books, almost any kind will do. His book shelf was the W.O. ' s despair, but then one of those books had Bud ' s own name in it. Don ' t ask him whose the others were. They just seemed to flock to his room and once there they just hated to leave. " Good book you ' re reading, Bud? " Gymkhana ( 4); Class Basketball (4); Hop Committee ( ). Lennox Hamilton Stuart new york city, new york " Red Eye " " Buddy " To be born amongst the Pennsylvania Dutch is to experience the substitution of pretzels for the usual Mellin ' s Food. Bred under such trying circumstances it is not astonishing that Jim should be of the fibre that makes the successful man. His congenial nature, ready wit, and ability to decorate Hop Cards fast earned him a place among the famous of Plebe year. Though eager to win laurelson the soccer field, Youngster Cruise and an undogged hatch put an end to his athletic career. When elected to the Hop committee, Jim snorted and refused to speak to us for a week. Ever afterwards he continually announced his intentions to resign the honor — but when the Hop nights rolled around you can rest assured he was there among the first to greet all arriving admirals, steam profs, and drags. Savvy enough to get the ' ol 1.5 with but fifteen min- utes of preparation, many are the hours that have been spent in designing " more beautiful " homes. When ques- tioned as to the reason for such concentrated interest in architectural design Jim never failed to immediately change the subject. " Say — my name ' s neither ' Rough " nor ' Raw! ' Lucky Bag; Log ' Stajf (2); Class Soccer Q4); Hop Committee ( i, 2), J ion- Ball Chairman (2). James Plummer Raugh altoona, pennsylvania -Jim- -J. P.- Albert Benjamin claremont, new hampshire -Bunny- BUNNY has not yet decided whether it was fate or fortune that marked his entrance into the Academy on his birthday. He was one of the first to be enrolled on our class list, and ever since has stuck consistently near the top — not by virtue of savviness, but because Benjamin begins with " B. " He actually enjoyed Plebe year, and got more fun out of being run than he has ever since experienced in return- ing the compliment to subsequent Plebes — but then came the cruise, and another ill-starred birthday found Bunny in the throes of sea-sickness, with a great contempt for anything seagoing. Second Class cruise treated him bet- ter — with a birthday cake and its accessories in London, but one year later when he found himself celebrating the event by coaling ship in Panama he vowed to omit the next seventy-nine. A veritable savoir in the ways of the world, and, above all, terribly consistent in his highly cultivated disdain for all things academic, Bunny, nevertheless, can see the important part of anything and a funny side to everything. Choir Q4); Class Track (5), Numerals (5); Track Squad (4, 2); Gymkhana ( 4, 2). 413 BuRNHAM ClOUGH McCaFFREE SIOUX FALLS, SOUTH DAKOTA " Mac " ..-aMfc-A E " ERYTHING was very quiet in the class-room. Not a person stirred. Not an eye was batted. For once chairs were kept still. The very air held suspense. The long drawn out w ail of a tug far up the bay was the signal for the breaking of the pregnant silence. " Monsieur McCaffree, for zat recitation I put you way up HI ze tree like ze lilla bird, " shouted a professor of French in accents wild, and Mac knew he had bilged again. But do not get the idea that he was all ivorv. His reverses in French were more than made up in an English class. Plebe year he proved that " Sweetness and Light " is as clear as Einstein ' s theory and so astonished the prof that a coveted 4.0 unconsciously slipped from him. In an argument he was always at his best, but when the odds went against him, he could always think up some such chic remark as, " That ' s a boy. Rice, " with which to end it. His cosyness is counteracted by his readv smile, for which he is famous. " Say, I may not be able to talk Dago but — they always came right to me. " Class Basketball Q4); Class Track Q4, 5, 2, ); Black N. SE ' ERAL years ago on the far-away shores of sunny Florida, a child was born without any clothes on. Much as you may suspect it, it wasn ' t Epstein, it wasn ' t Doc Feldmever — it was Steve Rice, the favored and tal- ented son of Apalachicola. ' hen vet a small boy he was taken to the U. S. Consulate and introduced to the Am- bassador to Florida. This short, elderly, and rotund gentleman wore a flashing embassy ribbon which caught Bubber ' s eye and thrilled him clear to the poor little crushed oyster shells beneath his tiny feet. In one instant he conceived an ambition in life — to wear an embassy ribbon. At the earliest possible moment he came to the U. S. and entered the Naval Academy, but here he was grievously disappointed — for we wore none of the gaudy regalia which he so admires. Steve miscalculated during Youngster June Week and the trip through the hospital gate in the dead of night for a late entertainment caused him much sorrow the week following. Second Class Sep leave he spent on theReina. Although you may think from this account that he is frivolous, he is not, as his steady r ise in the Academics shows. Expert Kifleman; Black N . 414 Stephen Ewing Rice, hi. apalachicola, florida " Steve " " Buhber " AS he comes from that metropolis, across the river - a. from the Empire State ' s capital, there is little one can say for Duke. The name and town speak for them- selves. Being one of the first to enter the Class of ' 2.6 in the summer of ' 2.1. he had a handicap on the rest of us, but his knowledge of the routine et cetera aided us after we took the oath. Before the end of the summer the Duke proved himself an expert with the rifle. It is easy to see that Tom is somewhat interested in the fairer sex. Since the day that he entered there seems to have been one who has taken a great share of his thoughts. Please don ' t get the idea that he is a snake of the old school, for Tom would walk extra duty any day before he would drag for you. It ' s funny how it affects some people! As a chum of the Ac Departments, Duke has shown his mettle. He swears they are out to get him but the end of each term finds him high and dry upon the safe shore. " W " stands for Wornham but in connection there is another word — " Worry. " If it isn ' t one thing it is another. Here is a sample of what enters the mind of the pampered pet. " Gee, I hope I get a passing mark in Math this month. " " Hey, Mac, we could have passed that life-saving test if you had stayed around. " " Do you think they will keep us here during leave if we don ' t pass our Gym tests? " Expert Rifleman. Thomas Andrews Wornham rensselaer, new york " Tom " " Duke " John C. Siemer McKillip gloversville, n ew york " Mac " " Lionel " MAC hails from the city(?) that gloves America. ' Twas a bright sunny day in June of ' 2.1. that Mac forsook the natives and started south, going slowly at first, but gaining momentum all the time, till he arrived with a crash at the place where they train the boys to go down to the sea in ships. Lionel ' s arrival was hailed with joy by the Executive Department, which immediately began hostilities, and ' twas not long before Mac was the proud recipient of an invitation to make a cruise on " Ye Olde Reina. " Just think, all this in Plcbe summer. What of the future. Mac was wise. He forgot his troubles, turned over a new leaf, and dared them to get him. This time Mac won, and the Exec Department gave up the struggle. After this our young admirer of Lionel Strongfort became a member of the combined Radiator and Caulking Club, his great loyalty soon winning for him a high office in that venerated society, which boasts many other men of affairs in its membership. As far as the opposite sex is concerned, Mac is a total loss. But one never knows what the future holds, so here ' s wishing you the best of luck. " Of course I ' m not going to the hop — how would I get enough sleep? " Class Basketball 0, 2), N imerals (jj). 415 DouTHEY Gear McMillan LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA " Bo " " Mac " SAY, Bo, what kind of contraption is that? " " Why, you poor dumbbell, that ' s a motor! " Anyone who lacks the imagination necessary to recognize the remnants of a cigar box, a few turns of wire, and some scrap-iron as a shunt motor is in Bo ' s estima- tion deserving of a place on the pedestal alongside of Tecumseh. Bo is a hobby fiend from away back, and his hobbies are varied, strange, and original. They have caused him more brain throbs than Bullard, Bowditch, and Kimball combined. He has devised ways and means of integration in the fifth dimension, navigating without a chronometer, and revolutionizing motive power. Bo ' s big difficulty is in getting others to understand. The Mexican army has always been a lure to Bo. Not that he is an adventurer, but, " Now, when I ' m general of the Mex army, Tm going to have me more darn fun. No one is going to run the army but myself. " When Bo smiles his eyes close tight, so he misses a lot that goes on. His drawl is somewhat like his walk, but the former is due to environment, while the latter is from wrestling. We expect to hear great things from Bo, but it ' ll take som.e time because of that drawl. Class Wrestling 0), Numerals (jj); Wrestling Squad Qi). B OY! Did you get that you know what I mean! " Bill hovering around someone else ' s vie, rids himself of that " the world is too much with us " feeling and lets himself be wafted away to the realm of the Muses. With no vie to while away his tedium he tunes in on the music of the spheres and hears that of which no others may be aware. With this Bohemian moodiness he combines a readily practical nature able to paddle his own canoe wherever Kismet may drop him. His dilettante ideas on any subject stand him in good stead in ye old tyme bule-festes or in throwing up a verbal smoke screen about some object of which he is even less cognizant than the Prof. He is a firm exponent of efficiency on the theory of the maximum results with the least effort — his idea of maximum being just sufficient — anything above x.5 being so much energy extravagantly wasted. " If cruising speed is the most efficient for a battle wagon, it stands to reason that it ' s folly for a human to tear through at full speed. " Don ' t get the false idea that he ' s lazy. Whatever J. O. Country is augmented by his presence will find that he can hold up his end from razzing side-boys to making small talk with visiting nobility. Nothing phases him. He is content to let the others worry while he makes the best of what offers. Class Football ( , 4, }), Numerals (5); Class Lacrosse ( , 4, y). Numerals ( ). 416 William Turek lacrosse, wisconsin " Bill " " Reverend " ALL men are not created equal, and I can prove it. " - Whereupon he ' s off with an ever-ready collection of statistics that will prove any argument. If there is anything he would rather do than convince you that you are wrong on whatever question comes up, it must be sleep. In his waking hours, and they were few, he was an ardent member of the Radiator Club, and few popular works of fiction escaped him during his years at the Academy. When something like this did not claim him, he was a man of no mean athletic ability. His real worth as an athlete, strange as it may seem, was never fully appreciated except in wrestling. There he was, to say the least, adept in keeping his shoulders off the mat, and worthy opponents, to their surprise, often found him top side in spite of their best efforts. He sometimes went un-sat but somehow when the end of the term came along he always managed, apparently without exerting much effort, to come out just a few jumps ahead of the Academics. A true Kentuckian, superstitions, prejudices and all, he should have been born before the Civil War. However, it ' s too late to think about what he might have been. Wrestling Squad (5, 2); Black N . Wallace Joseph Miller bardstown, kentucky •■Wallie " IN some parts of the United States, the name of Smith may be more common than any other, but we suspect that the Cohens are numerically superior in New York City, and know that the Millers are in the U. S. Naval Academy. The Mark XXVI Mod. 3 of Miller, which appears alongside is from Kentucky where they have fast horses and beautiful women. That is proverbial. We have never seen Wallace in the proximity of any horse flesh, but venture, all the same, to hold him up as a true son of Kentucky. Just because Wallie is a nationally known snake don ' t imagine he has no other uses. He is a hard worker — full of dynamic energy and ambition; also a dash of tem- perament. It is this same smattering of temperament which makes him demand peculiar working conditions before he can do his utmost. The combination of Welsh coal, forced draft, and a heavy sea, seem his ideal work- ing conditions, and he certainly can pass out coal when in a fire room with all three. It is too bad that he doesn ' t frequently find the same conditions. " What do I care about drill? I ' m on the excused squad. " Black N . 417 Albert Scribner Oakholt fort washington, pennsylvania " Oakie " WHEN the Wennsylwania wolunteers came widing wildly down the walley of the Sevwen in igiz, Oakie was among their number. He showed the Academic Departments how little their bilging powers worried him and how little he valued their honors Plebe year when he missed starring by a hair without cracking a book. During that year he also decided that the Navy was no place for him to spend his life and after that he spent his time waiting for graduation. He planned to join the ranks of the Lost Battalion and settle in some town where the word " navy " is used only as an adjective denoting a choice brand of oil. To Oakie, Philly is the only real city, but he admits that Brussels offers wonderful possibilities in the way of entertainment, it being the only thing about the cruises he ever liked except perhaps the sauerkraut chows. His favorite pastime is mental gymnastics such as de- ciphering codes; when more difficult cross-word puzzles are solved Oakholt will solve them. When asked his views on women he would say that none of them were any good, but you may rest assured that this was only propaganda. His disposition curve varied directly as his supply of skags and the proximity of pay day. " Yes, I ' ll bet we have beans again. " MAINE lost a future governor when Mert joined the Navy. His keen insight would have carried the ship of state through many treacherous waters. But now he uses this trait to help his classmates in their love tangles. After breaking all academic records for his state Plebe year, he decided to sit back and take life easy. He early proved his ability as an officer by leading his company down Broadway after the Army game Youngster year. Second Class year he had some difficulty proving to the Medical Department that he did not really need a cane and tin cup. Ever since he tried to show an Executive Officer the fine points of his own s hip he has had a secret fear of the species. Aviation holds his interest, but his greatest ambition is to own the most decorative uniform that a tailor can produce. The letters he receives are of many hues, which speaks for itself. But he drags very seldom indeed. " Say, mister — what would you rate the drag I had over at the hop last night? " " Point four three, sir. " " That ' s the time I fooled you. I wasn ' t dragging. " 418 CAN ' T you do that? Fruit! Take the angle phi and apply Ohm ' s Law to it. Integrate that between limits of infinity and x minus infinity; divide by delta x; find the tension in O T; if it breaks with a load of looo bricks in a Mack truck, find the kinetic energy and the number of ohms resistance if the gear wheel has z6 teeth; apply Kirchoff ' s law and you have the answer. Is he savvy? He never went to a hop but Second Class Sep leave back in dear old Newport he fell hard and tried to translate letters written in Spanish ever after. If you want to get this big strong bombre sore just ask him if Rhode Island is part of the United States. " Hey, knock it off, will you; it may be a small state but good goods come in small packages. " " Mister, did my ears deceive me, or did I hear you say you had never been to nor even heard of Newport. You haven ' t? My gawd — the Navy ' s shot — why, when I was aPIebc . . . . " " Hey, Red, this is the third letter this week. Can you translate this Spanish? " " Why, back in Newport — hey! Let me up; I won ' t say it again. " Class Basketball (4, _j); Class Crete (2, i); Expert Rifleman; Gymkhana Q4, 2). James Wallace Ransom collingswood, new jersey " Red " " Rosie " " Wallie " HEY, mister! Whoa there! What ' s the center of the universe? What! You don ' t know? Well, I ' ll enlighten your Freshman intellect — It ' s Collingswood. Get that? Why Camden ' s a suburb of Collingswood. Shove off. Gawd! Only forty-nine days to Christmas leave — and I ' m unsat in Math, Juice, and Steam — I ' ll bet if they had a course in tiddly winks down here I ' d bilge that. " " Oh, New Jersey, here I come — right back where I started from. " Holy cats, he ' s off again. But that ' s our Red — through and through — always singing, always full of the real old pep — and a bit of a Snake, too. Half of the time he ' s fooling the Ac Department; the other half he keeps the girls guessing at what he ' s going to do next. Can you wonder, gentle reader, how a single one of the feminine species can possiblv resist that hair? Whv, it actually drives them crazy. " Gee — but it ' s great to be one of Uncle Sam ' s pampered pets, yeh? Where in hell ' s my leggings, Google? I ' ve six periods of extra duty to walk off accompanied by Lady Springfield, don ' cha know. " P. A. List Qy Cheer Leader ( ); Class Basketball (. , ;, 2), Numerals (5); Class Track (j, 2, ); Class Boxing Q4, f); Swimming Sq iiad (z). 419 John James McClelland nashville, tennessee " Johnny " " Fhtchley " YES, Hortense, the young gentleman over there talking to the sweet young thing is none other than our Johnny. But pray tell how did you pick the boy out amid this motley throng; you remember my telling of his magnetic personality? Since you seem to be more interested in John than in any one else I may as well join your musings if only to be sociable. " Johnny, as one of Dixie ' s sons, maintains that Bull Run was the only major engagement of the Civil War; and agrees with the sage who ventured that " life is just one damned thing after another. " Well I remember the first time I had the pleasure of seeing Johnny. He was making a date for the next hop, and planning how he was going to lose the drag he had already asked for the same date. How he accomplished this delicate bit of diplomacy is still a secret, but more power to him — for no one has ever accused him (pub- licly) of two-timing. Like so many Rebels, who never tire of glorifying the feminine pulchritude of the south, Johnny invariably drags one of the Yankee cousins. " Oh, yes! I have given him a dance this evening ' fair one " ; but if perchance he should forget that it is a dance please refresh his memory — That you probably won ' t. " Siib-S qua 4( 4, ,2, ); Black N. HE came— from the quieter haunts of Toronty, where the stopping of a passenger train and the declaration of a war create about equal excitement, to discover just what wonders the world possessed. As products of his Arcadian youth, Bill brought along his high humor and his delightful good nature. As befits a man of talent, Bill ' s life at the Academy has been one of struggles. The first year, it was Aca- demics; the second, Crabtown water; the third, ath- letics; and the fourth, women. The first and third he conquered by sheer force of will; and though with the second and fourth he is still struggling, certain incidents (consult municipal police records of Rotterdam) persuade us to believe that driven to the task Bill can defeat the females with flying (running or jumping) honors. Furthermore, Bill is a man of principle— one of his strongest contentions being that " any sport having for its primary object the mutilation of the opponent ' s features, is ' not only ungentlemanly but also unnecessary " — and another that " the Gymnasium is a nuisance and a menace to the general peace which we can best extirpate by putting rollers under Macdonough Hall and pushing It over the seawall. " Yet in the evening when Bill observes his increasing girth and doubling chin, he admits the necessity of the rowing machines at least. Class Football Q2); Gymkhana (2). 42.0 William Robert Shaw toronto, ohio " Wtld Bill " OUR fondest hope is that Alabama will someday be as proud of Willie as Willie has always been of Ala- bama. Willie comes from the South, and proudly admits it on all occasions. More or less true to the girls back home for two years, he finally decided that long distance love by mail lacked many desired qualities, and began to hunt in nearer pastures. After then it became a not infrequent sight to see him delighting the heart of some girl with the aris- tocratic bearing of his company, but still he can hardly be called a snake. The Ac Departments worried him a little from time to time. He rather enjoyed going unsat for the first three months of a term and then, just as they were beginning to lick their chops in anticipation, pulling sat with a bang in the last month. But he always outwitted them and the burial of Math meant the end of most of his troubles. With his avowed intention of going into the Air Service, Sol ' s chances for a long life look rather slim, but of his life being a happy one there isn ' t the slightest doubt. " Say, you know, there goes the bell and I ain ' t got no collar on. " Black N ; Musical Clubs (2); Sub-Squad (j, 2). , Solomon David Willingham pell city, alabama ■ ' Sof " Willie " " Sollie " Walter Carl Stahl boise, idaho " Walt " " St awl " FIRST impressions of this young prodigy from the great open spaces of the West are a beaming counte- nance ever ready to smile, a wicked twinkle of the eye, a veritable ball of good humor and wit. For, indeed, Walt is witty as well as savvy and proudly admits both. He is possessed of an oily line which always kept him in the good graces of the English department as well as inducing copious undulations in the hearts of his feminine victims. However, he has been on the retired list of snakes since Youngster year when he became a victim himself by indiscretion in the use of said line. Never- theless rumor has it that his Septembers spent in his beloved Idaho were well devoted to the interests of Cupid. Any young ladies interested? Use your wares! He is extremely vulnerable. Walter always was savvy. He used to read the Fast and C0S1710 nights and study periods, and satiate a keen passion for cross-word puzzles at odd moments; then he would go to class and fool the best of them. He might not have starred but he eclipsed annually. What the Ac Department couldn ' t do the Gym did with a vengeance for he was regularly delegated to the Weak and Sub squads for spring drills. " Ou est ma mail? Oh damn these femmes that won ' t write; but I guess I ' ll marry that girl anyway! " 411 George Henry Weis baltimore, maryland " Giis " BELIEVE me, I ' ve got to do some real boning to- night. No more caulking during study hours for me! " About ten minutes later the Dago book would strike the deck with a speed of g feet per second per second, and we would know that the sea-going sandman who roams through Bancroft Hall, had scored another one over our big blond Baltimorean. Anyone dropping in the room about nine o ' clock would be sure of being treated to the most perfect demonstration of the hori- zontal exercise possible (excepting cases of sleeping sickness). Why did the movies pass him by? We wonder. Honest, it ' s best to think twice before introducing him to your drag; that wavy hair, that forceful personality, and especially that fluent Navy line are three factors which may cause your miniature to seek its home port again. Perhaps his experience on the rifle squad enables him to shoot better than the rest of us, with Springfields and otherwise. Don ' t attempt to win an argument with him as it only shows lack of experience on your part; he argued his way through Dago for three years, and we predict that his problems in the future will meet the same fate as the Department of Modern Languages. Rifle Squad ( , }, i). Manager (z); Class Soccer (_4, }, 2), Numerals (_; ); Soccer Squad ( ). UP from the Sunny South came he who was destined to be just our own little Rosy. And, girls, allow me to state that Rosy is just the name for him. There are lots of you who would like to acquire the nature ' s-own complexion that he was blessed with. In the early days of Plebe year he soon became attached to the Upper Classmen, or vice versa, as he says. His size, together with his affinity for blushing soon earned him the names of Rosy and Snooky. He was a Red Mike around the Academy, but when one heard him recite the romantic escapades he had while on leave, one couldn ' t help but believe he was hiding something from his classmates. A letter — a smile comes over his countenance as he reads it. Then — " This girl certainly has a wicked line and I wonder if she means it all. I can ' t study this darn Math now. How many more days till leave? Boy, when I go home — what I won ' t do! " You know we are all lovers of the great outdoor man, and Snooky is one of them. Ask him anything about farming, fishing, hunting, and what not. You are sure to get lots of instructive inside dope. We ' ll all remember him, and when the question is asked, " Do you remember Snooky? " " Who, Snooky Whitson? " " Well, I ' ll say I do. " George Martin Whitson, Jr. asheville, north carolina " Snooky " " Rosy " Plebe Crew; Class Wrestling ( ). 411 SAY, Bill, how ' s to drag for me this week end? " " Sure, put her name on the waiting action list over there. " It is easy to see why such conversations took place. Just look at that physiognomy. Very few hops passed without Bill ' s attendance. Perhaps it is his good nature and easy-going way that gets ' em. But you should see what used to happen to his easy-going way when forma- tion busted. With thirty seconds to go, he would tear down ladders, tucking in shirt, tying tie, buttoning coat, and making ranks completely ensembled as late blast went. " Yes, sir, I gain 1376 minutes a year. Just figure it up for yourself. " Bill came to us from Trinity College. He spent every other week Plebe year in the Hospital. He then forsook the Radiator Club for something more athletic and by persistent hard work at wrestling earned his toast and eggs. He is never rhino and would give you his last collar button. Quiet by nature, except when caulking, he pur- sues the even tenor of his ways. Bill, emerging from shower, " Was that formation? " Class Wrestling (.2); Class Football (2, ); Class Lacrosse Q2); Lacrosse Sqiiad ( ); Wrestling Sq uad (2, ). Wallace Watt Fuller washington, district of columbia • ' Bill " Earl John Ashton rochester, new york " Earl " " Jack " ROCHESTER has contributed many a seafaring man to our nation ' s defense, but none to compare with this tarry-haired web-footed inhabitant of the deep. He started his training as one of the U.S.S. Nevada ' s own, and it was on this ship, on a cruise to Peru, that he was received into alliance with Neptiinus Rex and the raging sea. While he was with us, however, he settled down to a quiet life, entertaining now and then with his fiddle, and even showing us that he might have been a " sachant ' ' had he not left home for adventure. Earl took up soccer as an avocation Youngster year and demonstrated his athletic abilities. This was not his only sport, though, for no account of Jack is complete without mention of the mit he packs. Ask the man that ' s down, he knows. " Gr-r-r-r— No mail. " Naval Academy Orchestra Q4, 2); Class Soccer (5); Navy Soccer Squad (2), Navy Numerals (2). 4 3 Israel David Shapiro wlnston-salem, north carolina " Jeny " SAY, you know I was talking to the canteen yeoman and he said London was a pretty good place. They ' re still making it over there, too. " Thus Jerry spoke one bright morning of Second Class cruise. There were quite a few who weren ' t cognizant of the fact that Jerry was aboard but he showed up promptly when the ship touched port. A taste for the sea once developed is hard to get rid of and Jerry, having made a couple of voyages on our palatial tramp steamers, found salt water such a good lubricant for the system that he decided to stick to it via the quarter deck. After this, Winston-Salem, where you don ' t have to walk a mile for a Camel, knew him no more. A few battles with books up at Severn ensued and then our smiling lad hit the metropolis of Maryland feet first. Since then he has been among us; oh yes, broth- er, quite a few. Between cruises the struggle with the Academics goes on sans cesser, but Jerry says some of these foreign ports are quite a help. " Oh, yeah! Oh, yeah! What ' s my laundry number? Why fifteen for collars, I guess. " " We ' re going ashore tomorrow. " MY God! I ' m out ' o this place — have to make a 3.4. Betcha five dollars I bilge. " But Tammany always pulls sat and loses his money. We thought he would be safe when we buried Math but we didn ' t know about Nav and some of the rest then. He used to be a school teacher, too. Where this stocky little Irishman got his wander — or water — lust we never could figure out, as he is from Corning — you know — biggest glass factory in the world, etc., etc., ad infinitum; and is situated far from old King Neptune ' s domain. We have suspicions that the breezes wafted salt air out that way, so Tammany decided to throw down the hoe and find out for himself just who Daw Jone s really was. At any rate we ' re mighty glad he chose the Navy for a career. Has a bad habit and an affliction. The habit being to use forced draft on that foul pipe of his. The affliction to be at all times a Red Mike of the first water. Write to them? Sure, that only costs two cents, but drag them, " My God, wat you tink? " Tammany has a faultlessly fine disposition and for that reason has held the sack on many an occasion, always bearing up under it nobly. We know that his good nature will make as many friends out of the service as it has here. 4x4 George Leonard Shane corning, new york " Tafnmany " Q COMMODO%£ ST£PHe?i V£CATU% TRIPOLI — PHILADELPHIA 1779-1810 ( From the portrait attributed to Jari ' is ' ) ( 5 j 0 5 WHO ' S the lad with the Prussian head, the English air, the rolling gait of fhe deep sea sailorman, the ready wit and repartee of the cosmopolitan, and the varied past of a gentleman of many parts? Our own little Bobby, none other. His must have been a lucky star for he ' s been victim of enough accidents to be theoretically dead. Yet he ' s very much alive and gets more fun out of life than the average. " Off with the old and on with the new " is his slogan. ' Tis always springtime in his life and his fancy does not turn to thoughts of love — nay, it needs not to, because, like a compass needle, it remains ever pointed along the meridian toward that greatest of necessary evils — woman. Many and varied have been his ajfaires-de-coeur, all bespeaking his good taste, and some proving his well grounded knowledge of the politics in Cupid ' s realm. Bob ' s struggle with the Academics would make a splendid epic in which the hero is beset with great obstacles, but triumphs over all in the end. For a ' that he ' s no dumbbell; his is the practical mind. And his sense of fair play, his energy, his ability to make friends will, in later years, see him safely anchored in the port of success. Crew Squad ( 4, }, z, z), A.N. A. ( , j), ' 26 Cross Oar( 4); Poiighkeepsie Q4): Olympic Tryouts (j); Football B-Squad ( 4, }); Keeper of fhe Goat Qi). Robert Rathbun De Wolfe dayton, ohio " Salty " " Bob " " Sock " Richard McFall Boaz fulton, kentucky " Boz " " Mac " " Azbo " STRAIGHT from the pays des chevaux vites and senoritas honitas, this boy left his millions behind at the bank to join the ranks of the nautique. It didn ' t take us long to realize that after several bad attempts, Kentucky had sent us one of the best all-around chaps possible. His one fault being an asset, namely: being too big-hearted. During four years, Boz has had many trials and tribu- lations — though not all of them wearing skirts. There are a hundred or so tales that might be told about Mac — a certain picture, an afternoon in Cadiz, a certain Balti- more affinity, caulking through eight or ten reveilles, perhaps figure most brilliantly, but space will not allow too much detail — fortunately. June will see a mighty good man going out into the Fleet. He is always ready to lend a hand at any job, be it taking a blind drag in tow, working probs, or some other nuisance. A straight, easy-going fellow of the type that in later years will be toting around the most gold lace. Sub-Squad ( 4, }, 2, i); Class Crew (2, i); Class Football Qy). 4 5 Harry William Greene new york city DIAMONDS are small in bulk but great in worth. That ' s Willie. He ' s not so large, but he ' s right there with the goods. Everyone knows he ' s a real man and has a mind and convictions of his own. If in doubt try to make him do something which he has determined not to do. However, Greenie is not a fellow to put a damper on good times, but just the opposite. He ' s a leader in this, too. If there ' s the least ray of sunshine to be spread, he surely does it; and if we ' re feeling blue, we have only to meet Willie and all our sadness will be turned to gladness. Our Willie has his likes and dislikes just like the rest of us He is averse to dragging blind, and is a firm believer in keeping a strong hold on the milk pitcher at the dinner table. And lastly he knows how to celebrate Army-Navy games, and for that matter can celebrate any victory or drown any loss to perfection. Ambition shows itself in Willie in several forms. The paramount one is to break altitude records in Uncle Sam ' s air service. A few lesser, but important ones, are to get back a full bag from the laundry, just once; and to be on leave when Irish Stew is on the menu. To know Willie is a great fortune, and to have him as a friend is to succeed in hitching our wagon to a star. Black N . YOU most likely have heard of men who are Red Mikes, or who exult in eating, or excel in sleeping. But have you ever heard of one whose complex is com- posed of all three of these types? If not, permit me to introduce Harp Newman, the nonpareil. The ancients have nothing on Harp when it comes to eating and sleep- ing. It is rumored that the Cardinal has standing accounts at all the leading chow emporiums on Main Street. At the last meeting of the Associated Chow Hound ' s Union he was unanimously elected Chief Pretzel Bender of the pretzel team. Just ask him the bending moment of any pretzel and he ' ll give you the answer correct to five decimal places. This disciple of Epicurus and Morpheus would rather duck under the lily whites after a hearty repast than see a boxing match between Ireland and England. When it comes to the third type, that is the female of the species, this knight of the fifty-seven varieties assumes a very nonchalant attitude. Although he has a peculiar aversion to work of all sorts, he keeps the demon Academics well under control. The fact that he is a true son of Erin can readily be seen in his willingness to help others, and in his broad, good- natured grin. A friend in need is a friend indeed — that ' s the Cardinal. John Francis Newman, Jr. washington, district of columbia Sub-Squad Q4, ), Log Staff ( ). 0; 416 WHENEVER the harmonious chords of syncopation strike the sensitive tympanums of our little dark- haired Sheik, his feet yearn to glide over the waxen floor. The satisfying of this craving is the reason why we always find him in Dahlgren Hall on hop nights, sway- ing to the pleasant, but sometimes monotonous, rhythm of the All-Americans. ' Nough said of his favorite diversion. Although he does not wear stars, he is always success- ful in overcoming the dangerous currents of the rivers over which all must cross in striving for the much coveted half-inch stripe. " Now when I ' m a Prof, I ' ll make the star men fight for 3.0 dailies, and make the Navy Juniors think they are living in the days of the tree-dwellers. " He no doubt will be called Santa Claus by the wooden men, as there is where his sympathies lie, inasmuch as he can lay claim to a few splinters of the fibrous material himself. Not being of Herculean build, but having the aforesaid deftness of foot coupled with bull-dog tenacity, he has succeeded in attaining a permanent berth on the soccer squad. If you do not believe that his feet can serve a purpose other than dancing, just step between them and the ball. Versatility may sum up Monty ' s achievement. Class Soccer Q4, _j), Numerals Q4, _?); Soccer Squad (2, i); Class Baseball {£). Bertram Peter Montagriff yonkers, new york " M.onty " " Bertie " Herman Olliff Parish savannah, georgia ■•Rap " HERE we present the one and only Herman; the boy who was born with a basketball in one hand, a fountain pen in the other, and a " Come on, girls " look in those baby-blue eyes. We ' ve been afraid that things come Hop ' s way all too easily. The Acs have never been known to get more than one strike on him, and a good thing it is for the home team, for the poor boy has a terrible time answering all those letters. Thank goodness the girl with the screaming orange stationery got married! Don ' t think for a moment though that our boy does his stuff over in the Armory every Saturday and Wednes- day afternoon just because he looks so snappy in that blue and gold uniform — he doesn ' t. Ever since Plebe year Herman has been right there with the goods and never fails to do his full share toward bringing Navy out on top. At sea or ashore he has never failed to prove himself a gentleman and a friend. May these four years be far from the last that we spend together. " Boy, ain ' t she sweet, huh? " Class Crest Committee; Basketball Squad Q4, , 2, i), N Q4, 2); N (5), Capain ( ). 42-7 Neill Kramer Banks savannah, georgia -NeiU " GEORGIA ' S own, and woe unto him who cracks wise about said state. Since his entrance into the folds of Uncle Sam ' s School for the Seagoing, Neill has won a place among his fellow sufferers to be envied by all. An optimist in everything except batting exams. Dago, and Love. A heart-breaker? Well, can Nurmi run? Alas, girls, ' tis true; you may look and sigh but that alone because he is " reserved. " And say, fellows, she writes a wonderful hand. Football and Banks do not rhyme in verse, but in actuality who can forget Number 14 at Princeton? And when Gus and Neill get together with those barber shop chords and Ukes, the Radio Franks have to run for cover. To be his enemy hope is hopeless, but to be his friend — no one could ask for more. If you want to fight, never mind the Marines, just start singing " Marching Through Georgia, " and may heaven have mercy on your poor soul. " How ' s for a skag? This one is going to be the last until football season is over. What! No mail? Aw, come on, isn ' t it out yet? How ' s to translate the Dago? " " Dammit — I ' m getting out! " Football, B-Squad ( 4, }), Navy Numerals Q4, _j); Football Squad (5, 2, ), Navy Numerals (£); Class Lacrosse Q4, j). Numerals Q4, y); Class Basketball (. ), Numerals ( ); Choir Q4, }, 2, i). WHAT! No mail!— Hey, M.C., is the mail all out? Oh, well, guess I ' ll have to bone. What ' s the lesson? " And thus begins each day for Coop, our lovable son of the Old South. But don ' t get the wrong impression, folks. Not always is Bill disappointed in the matter of mail; far from it. In fact, his blue eyes, curly blond hair, and childishly innocent smile have been the causes of many a heart-throb on the part of the " fair but not square " sex. And one of his greatest problems is that of overcoming that ingrown habit of laziness — so common in those who hail from that sunny land of peaches and watermelons — long enough to answer the numerous missives he receives from all parts and ports of this fair land of ours. A natural aptitude for learning difficult subjects, with the minimum amount of application, has enabled Coop to take things easy and yet get excellent results. In spite of his easy-going disposition, however, no one has ever been able to put anything over on him and get away with it. Coop has his ideas of right and wrong and he sticks by his guns. His faults, if there are any, are completely obscured by his many excellent qualities. For genuine sportsmanship and fair play give us old Bill every time, and we had rather be called his friend than have five stripes. Class Basketball (. ); Hop Committee ( ). 418 William Goodwin Cooper atlanta, georgia " Bill " " Coop ' WATERTIGHT isn ' t small by a long shot. He stands over six feet in his socks, with or without holes. The day he stepped over the threshold of 10x9 and said, " How about joining the harem? " we figured he ' d be an asset in case of a rough-house. He has a great love for sleep, music, and mechanical things. Sleep used to keep his spare moments occupied until one day Youngster year when he joined Dick Glen- don ' s boys on the river. From then on his interest in crew has been keen, and caulking was doomed. And he is always happy when he is fixing something. He can fix anything from a bent hairpin to the family clock. Watertight ' s cruises were sensible in that he took in everything that there was to see, but not all there was to drink. The pictures he took form the bulk of many of his friends ' memory books. Although he did little drag- ging during his Academic career, don ' t think that he is immune to feminine charms. The beginning of every leave saw him in a mad rush to get away. When he returned he was invariably walking on air. For the next month study hours would consist of, " Now last Christ- mas leave in Philadelphia . . . etc., etc. " Class Creiv (2); Crew Squad (2, j); Choir Q4, }, 2, i): Black N . William Thom. ' s Jones san francisco, california Watertight ' ' Tracy Bruton Sands mesa, arizona " Arenas " " Sandy " SANDS — yes, that ' s it, folks, and he has a lot of it when it comes to sticking things out, including the assaults of the Skinny Department. Sands could never quite agree with Sir Isaac Newton on a number of things, among others the reasons why the world goes round. " Why the only thing that makes the world go round is love. " Honestly he is so big-hearted he doesn ' t stop with one girl but he loves them all and the funny part of it is that they all love him (?). His big-heartedness nearly got him into difficulties though, when he got his dates mixed and invited two girls to the same June Ball. Worry him! Not a bit, " Life ' s too short for worry. " However he does not use all his time that way. Every night after supper a few of the boys gather around and then, " Gee, now when I was home in Arizona last Sep leave " He can outdo any Native Son in a hun- dred words and two breaths flat. In the spring when young men ' s fancies turn to love Sand ' s fancy turns two ways to include class lacrosse. He shows the boys he can twirl a mean stick. Thus his world goes round, carefree and happy. Cer- tainly he has his faults, but who ever saw a rose without thorns? Class Lacrosse (4, 5, 2, ); Class Soccer ( ); Black N . 42.9 Leonard Branneman cloverdale, indiana " Lincoln " WELL known as an established but good humored rhinoist, we take great pleasure in introducing to you " Abe Lincoln, " a true Hoosier adherent. " Well, Lincoln, how ' s our big handsome crew man coming along? " Besides being on Daddy Greeman ' s crew squad he has had the good luck to be chosen for most of the squads which are ruled over by the Exec Department. Whenever a man is needed to try out some- thing new on, our friend is seldom overlooked. Second Class cruise a striking resemblance to Abe Lincoln was noted about this youth. Perhaps this is whence comes the fighting spirit. He has been a leaf on many a tree but always comes out on top, which is why we still know him so well. When to this is added the fact that the Radiator Club has long claimed him as a tepid admirer it is plain to be seen that fight has put him at the top. Seriously, the boy has all the qualities that will and do keep him surrounded by friends. Until recently, these have been the well-known midshipman type, but since Easter leave 192.5, we find feminine cohorts creeping in. In fact, his presence is being noted at the hops, after many a side-step. But when she really does come it will be sudden and it is sincerely hoped it will not mean his loss to the Service. Class Track ( ); Class Soccer (7). GAZE upon this, girls, the boy with the patent leather hair as it were. Mac came to us from the farthest of the Far West, and his qualities are equally as outstand- ing as those of the great region from which he hails. Despite the hard usage he received during his period of incubation he has not seemed to suffer very materially and, as the years have gone by, he has taken much joy in educating those who have not yet won their first diag. " Did you ever see such a dumb Plebe in your life? " Although he isn ' t a star man he never misses it far; and if it weren ' t for Lady Cosmo and a few of her con- temporaries he might wear a couple of those coveted planets on his collar. As an athlete he has generally been classed as one of the " workout hounds " but during the past winter we found him a member of the " Big Blue " bowling team. His main weakness is women and playing cards — yes and bridge, too. Incidentally, he is never on time, and during his career here has developed into the most skill- ful late blast dodger in the Thircl Battalion. He believes in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and conse- quently many of the Exec Departments ideas have not met with his approval. " Why can ' t we be free? " John Boyd McLean seattle, washington " Mac " . Company Representative Bowling Squad (j, ); Boxing, B-Squad Q). (0; 430 THE Hercules of the far-off Idaho. From the land of the great open spaces where men are men and there are no women. He learned very rapidly, was a very apt pupil, and early in his Second Class year he betrayed the colors of the Red Mikes and dragged for the first time. But after all he is far from being a consistent performer in the great Terpsichorean art. When he elected to become one of the pampered pets he came East and was soon indoctrinated in the ways of the Navy. After Youngster cruise he was a full-fledged sailor of the briny deep. Is he going to stay in the Navy? Say, you couldn ' t get him out with all the king ' s horses and all the king ' s men. To give an insight into his character we might mention several things. His dogged determination and will to win have tided him over the many pitfalls of the Aca- demics. These are brought out in his class standing. Another thing is his dependability. When he does a thing he does it right. For further information see Who ' s Who of some latter date. Manager Baseball Qi); Star ( ,2). Charles Broderick Hart twin falls, idaho " Charlie " " Bill " Charles Edward Signer tonica, illinois " Chuck " " Sig " SIG should never play poker — for there ' s a characteris- tic mannerism manifest in his facial expression that instantly betrays amazement, registers excitement, and serves to punctuate animated conversation. An individual of persistent effort, quiet, and unassum- ing — but slightly susceptible to the comfort and pleasure afforded by a good book and easy chair with the result of assuming an attitude of, never do today what can be done tomorrow, when academic annoyances present themselves. But, in this matter, his keen judgment and favorable fortune have seldom failed him. There ' s a con- scientious push behind all of his endeavors, due to which he usually gets whatever he starts after and succeeds in coming out on top. Sig ' s a basketball player of no mean ability, as is evidenced by the way he is accustomed to " pop ' em " in. Consistent hard work has won for him no little honor in this field of aerial activity. At one time, he was a true champion of the cause of Red Mikes. But, after all, he ' s only human and is not immune to all the weaknesses that flesh is heir to. Hence, time saw a decline and fall, just as definite as that of Rome— that of Sig from the free and easy heights of Red Mikedom to the same level as the rest of us. Basketball Squad Q, }, 2, i); Numerals (2}. I Jacob Elliott Cooper columbia, georgia " Jock " AFTER a pleasant sojourn down among the G ' o ' gia - peaches, Jock joined us at the beginning of Young- ster year. Sick leave was the cause of this, but he must have accomplished something that summer for few have been the days since when a letter from a certain " peach " has not reached him. Next to answering these letters there is nothing that Jock would rather do than " co ' k, " but after plenty of that he manages to find time to do the necessary boning at opportune moments. Strange to say, when Spring comes ' round and most of us begin to feel the fever, Jock throws off his blankets and begins to shine. The winter winds from off the Severn have no appeal to him but Southern breezes have: then baseball season begins and on the diamond Jock stars. It is a delight to any Navy man to see the fielders back off when Jock goes up to bat. As in everything he can be counted on to come through when needed most. The only hope that the Navy has of keeping Jock for future use as an admiral seems to be to keep the big leagues from seeing him play baseball and to stop run- ning trains to the South. Baseball Squad ( 4, , 2, ), N. A. ( ), Captain ( ), N (5, 2, ); IN this hurrying world on which we live I am proud to be intimately associated with one man who has not as yet changed his stride to race through life with the anxious throng. As you will notice, Benny is a quiet fellow, with few words; but those few are worth listen- ing to. Just how much he talks to a D.C. debutante is not known. The word has come from the front, however, that great advances have been made on all lines, but his account at Bailey Banks shows no sign of weakness on his part. More power to him. Water sports are his favorites. Every spring he can be found in the ten foot pool imitating the fish of the sea, or testing his lungs for deep sea diving. His next pref- erence in the form of diversion is his hobby, " coking. " Every one in the Navy has a hobby, but this one comes to him more or less naturally as he lived in Georgia when he was very young and perhaps the first impressions have been the deepest. All he needs is a Maxim Silencer, when he gets going. Among his other desirable qualities, he is very care ful with his locker and always keeps a bounteous supply of handkerchiefs and socks just my size. It is now up to Benny to carry the family name on in the Service. He has a star to shoot at with Uncle Bob at the top and we hope that he will, in due time, attain the same naval success as his eminent Uncle. 432- Guy Benton Helmick st. louis, missouri ' Goober " " Benny " " Baron OH, but SIR, bath sandals are not required to be regulation. " So spake the tall dreamy-eyed youth pictured here when a W.O. caught him with a pair of those wild yellow Morrocan slippers. And the funniest part of it was that he got away with it. Plebe year he got into the habit and he ' s been getting away with things ever since. From the size of his feet (not shown here) you can tell he hails from Michigan, the land of celery and paper mills, out where the West begins. If you don ' t believe that the home podunk raises more celery and manu- factures more paper than any other city in the world, don ' t mention it when he ' s around. Nobody had ever heard of Kalamazoo or the " Kalamazoo Gazette " before Slim came East, but now nobody has a chance to forget them. Being built on racing lines, Don soon discovered an affinity for crew, and has spent much of his time during crew season in a shell. But his really great moments come when he is absorbing nourishment. In that particu- lar line of action he is unchallenged champion. Brilliant, lazy, and carefree, Don will go a long way in this world of ours before he lacks friends. Class Crew (2); Crew Squad (2, i); Class Fencing Q4, }), Numerals ( ); Musical Clubs (. , , 2, ). Donald Gillette C. mpbell kalamazoo, michigan " Slim " " Don " Thomas Francis Halloran providence, rhode island " Mike " " Red " THIS genial chow-hound comes from the smallest state in the Union, but one would never know it to hear him talk. He is a Downeaster and proud of it. He seems to have been destined for the sea, for before enter- ing these gates he was salted down in a bateau making Providence, New York, and points east. Now, one could never convince him that there could ever be a better life — mid-watches and all — but a word to the wise — it ' s the coffee and toast that appeals to him. He falls in love regularly every leave. How many hearts he has broken with that winning Irish smile only Mike himself knows. A regular habitue of the Armory, he has dragged but once. A very thick curtain might be appropriate here. Suffice to say, it was a blind drag. Second Class year he decided to become a soccer player. The gentle art seemed to suit him for he gathered in class numerals and the varsity squad. His musical ability is unquestioned. He plays the trombone and thinks he can sing. Some say he sings and thinks he can play the trom- bone. It ' s all the same in the end. Orchestra ( , }, 2, ); Glee Club (2, ); Soccer Squad (2, ); Class Soccer (2); Class Rijle (5); Rifle Squad Q4, j, 2, ). 43; Francis Lee Busey riverside, california " Booxjy " LS BELLS, what a night! " This is not a line from Shakespeare but just one of Busey ' s famous naval sayings. If one short sentence might characterize a man the above would serve as such for Francis. Whatever the occas ion, wherever the scene, this adopted son of the land of orange ranches can be depended upon to come down with some phrase which never fails to bring down the house — upon himself. Loudly and longly can this young scion expound upon the superiority of California ' s naval oranges as compared with Florida ' s best; and as we select the largest one out of his newly arrived crate, sunkist and raised in his own back yard, he even ventures to name the very tree off which it came. Busev seems to like that old axiom, " Variety is the spice of life. " Photos of fair femmes from Paris and all points west adorn the port side of his locker door. Per- fumed special deliveries and three layer chocolate cakes are his main weaknesses, all of which he receives in quality and quantity. There are only two ways to ag- gravate our hero. One is to sing the first verse oiCalijoniia Here I Come and the other is to sing the second verse. No one knows why but so it is. " Call me anvthing you want to, but don ' t call me late for dinner. " Class Lacrosse ( 4, j, 2, }; STRAIGHT from the heart of Oklahoma came the pride of the Fighting Fifth. Dud could never hit the Acs as hard as he could the line, but with all the efforts of the Juice Department they never could down him. Once we caught him boning but when we looked into the matter we found that he had miscalculated on what he had to make and was studying by mistake. During his spare time he promotes dances. On account of his numerous successes in this field he now owns part of a fashionable Washington hotel. During the rest of his spare time he writes letters. Said letters do not require stamps. All they need is to be held near an open window and they would float to their destination. Snake? Yes, he may not star during the week, but on Saturday night he stands One — with the tendency towards the Army. What more could be said of him than that he sees the sunny side of life and takes it all with a smile? Here ' s luck. Dud, old sock, and the top of the world to you. Football, B-Squad Q4); Wrestling Squad ( 4, 2, ); Boxing Squad (j). Varsity Numerals; Class Track (5,2, ), Class Numerals Qi, 2, i): Expert Rifieman. J Paul Lee Dudley hugo, oklahoma " Dud " " Pablo " 434 ESKIMO breezed in on us early Plebe summer and we heard of a new one, " Beecher, sir, forty miles south of Chicago, sir. " He is very singular in his actions, such as being the only one wearing a reefer or making fires in chandeliers. As a disciple of our friend, Generoso Pavese, he soon sabered his way to fame with the Pinpushers. Eskimo is rather mean to the ladies. With one exception he is the reddest of Red Mikes. But for this, though, few of his platoon could have dragged, for as a banker he was always on the job. He lacked proper environment or he should have starred for the boys. He ' s a martyr to the cause of the dumb-bells he had for roommates. We must not forget the hometown bumwad that he gets, for it helps a lot toward keeping the boys posted on Beecher. His wit is exceeded onlv bv his good looks, and his powers of argu- ment are wonderful. According to himself, he never passes an exam, but figures tell great stories. The little colored book at Sick Bar has always been the bane of his existence; hence the Supply Corps. It ' s up to you Eskimo, to feed us well! Class Fencing (. ); Fencing SqttacK ), 2, ), Varsitj Numerals (5), N Naval Academy Sabre Champ on (2); Class Baseball Qf); Class Tennis ( ). W; EsKiL Theodore Eskilson BEECHER, ILLINOIS Thomas Clifford Corbin valdosta, georgia " Tiby " SAY, Bonny, aren ' t you from Georgia? Well, this Plebe is from there, but he hasn ' t learned to speak the English language yet. " This young heathen was none other than our illustrious Tibv, who has finally taken on some of the Eastern Lingoism after having lived, or existed, as he says, for three years here and it is possible to understand nearly everything he says. " Hey, Tiby, has the mail from ' Gawgia ' been deliv- ered yet? " He always knows and for a good reason — whether you count time by G.M.T., L.S.T., or any other T., that daily letter always arrives and is answered regardless of W.O. ' s, P-works or exams. Yet, unlike most middle boys, he has ambitions. He has considered everything from accepting the presidency of some large oil company to staying in the Navy, which, anyone will admit, covers a wide range of territory. He is a member of the Radiator Club until spring when he dons the baseball uniform of the Fighting Fifth. He sees very few week-ends go by without a fair demoiselle clinging tenaciously to him at the hop and he whirls a wicked hoof. One who does not make friends until he is well acquainted; but a friend once made always won- ders why he had not met Tiby before. His friends are many, and they will never forget Tiby ' s whims and friendship. 435 Herman Reich san bernardino, california " Hect or " " Rico " THIS young man ' s ship of fate was first launched in the sunny clime of the orange grove and the movie actress. We have been told that his first words were, " We ' re gonna have weather. " Since then no one has been able to prove, at least to his satisfaction, that any other place has better climate and all the desirable accessories. After a brief sojourn on the shores of the Pacific, he became curious to see what was on the other side so started his wanderings by becoming a Plebe. In spite of appearances, he knows more than his prayers and has been able to keep more non-reg clothes than any one else on the deck. Youngster year he broke out a bathrobe that would stop a clock, and what is more, he was able to wear it in spite of existing dangers. " I ' m not interested in that stuff; just give me a general idea of what it ' s all about. " With these " general ideas " and his luck in drawing slips he has been able to fool the Steam Department for four years. We hope that the Gods of Fate will be as kind to him in the future as they have been in the past, and that we may be shipmates with him whenever possible. Class Boxing (2, ); Class Track Q4, _j, 2); Track Squad ( ); Trident Society ( ). AS you gaze at the hungry look pictured alongside, re- - member that Mark Twain said, " Hunger is the hand- maid of genius. " Indeed, Brownie ' s appetite is matched only by his genius — when the latter slumps, the former rises, and vice versa — thus a state of equilibrium is con- stantly maintained by virtue of which he has overcome all obstacles including one famous lonely tree in Ordnance. Immediately following a hectic Plebe year he cast off the title, " Mr. Green, " assumed the name of Brown, asserted himself as a true son of Utah, and started in explaining to his two California roommates just why Salt Lake City is the " Center of Scenic America. " " Versatile, " you ask? That ' s putting it mildly. He can quit any one of his nineteen injurious habits at any time without discomfort or inconvenience. He can make a libertv in Paris and come out money ahead. He can hold more in his head than a Skinny Prof can on his gouge. He can run a mean two miles, and he ' s strong for the Navy. On top of all this he ' s in love. " Really, I can ' t see much to this idea of loving more than one girl. " Bert Franklin Brown salt lake city, utah " B. f. " " Brou ' iiie " " B f Class Track ( 4); Track Squad C), 2, Lucky Bag Staff; Star (4, }, 2, 7). ?), Navy Numerals (j, 2); 436 L HERE vou have the real example of the sunkist California " cheild, " folks. He says he is a Red Mike. He ' s red enough, externally, his hair and freckles prove that; but we have our doubts as to his true creed on the subject. In common with the rest of us, he has been educated up to the Cosmo and JLui Book by the English Department and now whiles away many an idle hour boning human nature in aforesaid texts. He ' s savvy enough to get away with it, that is most of the time. We have indeed seen him on the English bush. But then we all have our little weaknesses. His other besetting sin is an ungodly lust for chow. Of course he is thin but mere chow doesn ' t seem to help him much. That, however, doesn ' t dishearten him in the least. He ' s always ready for more. He can gripe like a true son of Neptune if the occasion arises, but it is seldom that he fails to see the sunny side. His ready grin is as much a part of him as his ruddy hair and the twinkle in his eyes. " How ' s to get some chow. " Class Crew (2, ); Class Wrestling (5); Class Swimming (2, i); Track Squad Qf); Class Track (v, J, , )v Sfar Q4). Ch. ' Vrles Adair RIALTO, CALirORNIA " Charley " Karl Joseph Biederman oneonto, new york " Biedie " PIPE down you guys, I ' ve got to finish writing up this Juice P-work. " Holy Cow! And this after release from rooms! " Biedie learned long ago that one works best while in a pleasant frame of mind. Therefore, on occasions. Juice comes only after a careful perusal of the Cosmo. But discretion was ever a part of his make- up and not until he has obtained that much sought for velvet does pleasure come first. In spring Karl gives freely of his time to lacrosse, and the Musical Clubs, but it is not without effort, however, that he breaks off from the Radiator Club of which he is a charter mem- ber. Karl ' s light chatter can be said to add much to the helium-like qualities of this particular club, and it can ill spare him from the spring sessions. But to know Karl at his best, one must see him playing the role of a Valentino. In spite of the fact that he has dragged the sum total of twice, and has a perfectly good pugilistic nose, he still remains our best bet as the coming Sheik. Class Lacrosse Q, 5), Numerals (j); Mandolin Club (2, ). 437 Philip Niekum, Jr. pittsburgh, pennsylvania •■Phtl " " PJr. " ALL right, let ' s go, there ' s formation. We ' re living - on the fourth deck now. " And thus did Phil let the corridor know he had completed his preparations and was ready for the formation himself. In P Jr. we have another Pennsylvania Volunteer from the Smoky City, and proud of it. He is as easy going as a Paymaster ' s Packard and dark indeed are the days when he can ' t find something at which to crack wise. When It comes to laboring with dumb classmates, Phil can ' t be beat. Many are the times he has dragged the wooden ones to safety out of deep water. He has never had to worry about the outcome of his battle with the Academics and almost any evening you will find him penning a billet-doux to some sweet young thing. He might have become one of Spike ' s leather pushers if he hadn ' t felt the call of the footlights; and then did we find him starring in the Masqueraders ' production and hot on the trail of the " masked N. " His policy with problems of any description is, " Never give up; stay with them until you get them. " In wishing him all success in his service life, we know that he will live up to our just expectations. " Gosh, toaay is Friday. Fish again! " Class Boxing (2); Masqueraders (2, ); Sub- Squad (. , ;;, 2, i). L UP from the South at break of day Bringing to the North some fresh dismay. " And here we have him, a true bred son of the South with everything inherent to a long lanky Texan. To him, the song " Sleep " is a masterpiece of music. He is the holder of several Academy records, though not in sports. He is the proud possessor of the distinction of being the only man to successfully fall asleep while talk- ing to a Prof. He has other traits and attributes, foremost among which is his inability to stay sat until the last month. Stupid? Not exactly, as is witnessed by his grades of the last month of each term, just natural laziness. Literally he has not set the world afire athletically, but he has managed to feed on toast for the last three years. " Ya-a- ah, I learned to swim in a baw-you. " Also he is one of the few men who has not felt the sting of the labor of the weak-squad. He is a steady, hard worker in the gym at his self-assigned tasks and some day the " povv ers that be " shall reward him. He is essentially a man of a kind heart, few words and many books. A gentleman who possesses an uncanny knack of stroking the fur of the Executive Department in the wrong direction. Black N ( ); Swimming Squad (j, 2, 7); Numerals (2). 45 S DiGGS Logan HOUSTON, TEXAS " Jiggs " " Diggs ' 0 THE grand old man in person. Behold, then, one of the original hairless, super-editions of the Jersey variety. I say behold him, but you could hardly miss him. When he came to us late Plebe summer it was evident that our class had gained in size as well as number. Gus first sought the higher knowledge in the halls of Rutgers, where he acquitted himself in noble style on the football field. Just to prove that brass buttons didn ' t cramp his style, Gus made the varsity Plebe year and has been as permanent as the Navy Goat ever since. And as a Captain Gus further proved that age made no difference in football a Li good. One would, offhand, fail to see anything pugnacious in so shy an appearing chap, but several of the gentlemen from colleges hereabouts can testify to his ring prowess. Uncle Gus will always be remembered for his extra- size heart, and many are the fortunate lads adopted by this kindly paternal bulwark of good fellowship and radiant Dutch cheer. May Baldy ' s cruises be as big as the ships it will take to hold him, and may his side of the line in the Big Game be counted upon. Football Squad ( 4, 5, 2, ), N ( 4, 5, 2, 7), Captain ( ); Boxing ( , 5,2, ), Navy Numerals 0), N (2, ); Class Track Q4, j), Numerals Q4, f). Lacrosse Squad Q); Gymkhana ( 4, f). August William Lentz, Jr. jersey city, new jersey " Gus " " Grandpa " " Baldy " George Joseph Price san francisco, california " Red " " Rojo " " Jeremiah " RED is very much like his hair and middle name. He ■ is different. Not that Rojo is the only one of his kind or that he is queer, but that his is a special brand of smile, a particular manner of speech, a certain type of broad Irish philosophy and a California sunniness that is different. The migration to Crabtown from Frisco meant an acclimation, and in this trying period ' 2.5 made its loss and ' 2.6 its gain. Biographies can either tell tales or character. In being Boswell to George " Jeremiah, " which to do becomes a problem. Many are the tales that could be told of the " fighting Mick " ; and there are those who whisper of him in Copenhagen, and strangely in Paris. It is also said that in bygone days Red upheld the fistic honors of the West Coast, and his work here as one of Spike ' s boys makes the story readily believable. He is also a swimmer of no mean strokage and a class lacrosse artist. Red is sometimes inclined to be a bit glum on matters, but the Hibernian good cheer soon asserts itself and Red is a good pal again. " I ' ll bend you in two, " and Rojo the Great is with us again. Class Boxing (2); Boxing Squad (2, ); Class Lacrosse (4, 5, 2, ). 439 Carl John Forsberg chicago, illinois " Frosty " " Yiidy " CARL came to us from the Windy City, " The Gateway to the Great West, " and he ' s never forgotten it. Discuss anything in the world before him and in a mo- ment you ' ll get this, " Well of course, but now in Chica- go ... . etc. " Early Plebe year he started his football career and the foes of the Blue and Gold have been hearing from him ever since. He backs up the line in a way beauti- ful to behold and tackles with a fury that indicates his Viking ancestry. From time to time he has demonstrated decided snakish tendencies, somewhat curbed however, by the fact that he forms the minor one-half of what seems to be an enduring alliance; the other three-fourths being located in the aforementioned city of his birth. On spring Saturday afternoons, if you pass by Lawrence Field, you ' ll hnd his noble form adorning second base when the Navy takes the field. And if he doesn ' t get his mitt on the ball he ' ll at least get some portion of his generous anatomy in the way and stop it. Nothing much gets by him. Aggressive, determined, good-hearted and good- humored. As one well-known Washingtonian put it: " Why, of course old Carl ' s just the sweetest thing ever. " Football, B-Squad Q4); Football Squad (5, 2, ); Baseball Squad Q4, _j, ); Class Supper Committee ( ). JUNE Week, a moonlight night, sweet music, and a pretty girl, is Marve ' s version of heaven. A snake? He ' s never missed a hop or failed to drag a week-end. But we wonder, for we ' ve often heard him say, " Get Married? Nope, not Marvin Pabodie Evenson. " How- ever, we expect to be able to heave an old shoe or two before many years have passed. And talk! This boy will talk you out of your last pair of skipper ' s inspection trou if given a chance. He ' s also the best little debater ever and has an unlimited supply of material stored up in that head of his. Usually whenever a gathering is found in dispute, that gathering will be divided into two sides; Marve on the one and the rest on the other. In spite of the gentle physiognomy pictured here, he made his first letter Youngster year in that form of legalized murder we call water polo and has been explor- ing the bottom of the pool every season since. He certainly did shake the Iowa mud off his feet when he came east for he is a go-getter. Determination is sec- ond nature to him and his outstanding characteristic. We expect to see him attain no mean height on the ladder of success. Class Football Q4); Star (2); Water Polo Squad (?, 2, ), Navy Numerals (2), NO). Associate Editor, Lucky Bag. 440 Marvin Pabodie Evenson SIOUX CITY, lOWA " Eva " " Chicken " IF the Creator made more than one like O. K., we haven ' t seen the other one yet. It was thought at one time that Kenneth ' s knowledge of girls was the result of having read a few copies of " Vanity Fair " and " Screen- land, " for he very, very, seldom drags. But one day the word was passed that O. K. was dragging and, " Say, boy, page Mr. Ziegfeld. " She was a first cousin to Miss 4.0 and he has been considered a connoisseur ever since. He was going out for track and lacrosse but was too tired. When it comes to support, however, he ' s the kind that knows damn well a Navy team can ' t be beat and is always first to praise or encourage and make the Plebes yell the loudest. He is generous to a fault, always ready to give you his last Fat or loan you his last clean collar. When he speaks it is not because he has to say something but because he has something to say. It is a certainty to all of us who have read " The Gentleman from In- diana, " that Tarkington was a personal friend and mess- mate of our O. K. Class Baseball ( ); Lucky Ba Staff. Orville Kenneth O ' Daniel indianapolis, indiana " 0. K. " " Ken " William Edward Oberholtzer, Jr. three rivers, michigan " Okie " " Bill " WHAT a real Sheik the University of Michigan lost when our hero decided to forsake his native haunts and become a naval officer. That he is a real ladies ' man is evident in everything from his non-reg haircut to the collegiate cits he steps out in every leave. A Snake of the n-th degree. He attends all the hops, drags consistently, and has quite an eye for feminine pulchritude. After each hop it ' s the same old story, " Gee, you ought to see the keen fetmm I ' m dragging this week! " Our hero ' s Plebe year was quite eventful as he not only sat at the table with some of the hardest hotnbres in " Twenty-three, but also had the hardest one for his squad-leader. Besides being an All-American crepe- hanger, his most striking characteristic is his stubborn- ness, because he will argue on any subject just to be on the contrary side. While not a star man he has always managed to gather in the velvet, although to hear him talk he is always bilging cold. " Hurrah, we have Exec this week! I hope the band plays that funeral march. Hey, I ' m dragging Martha this week-end. Which one? Oh, say, she " ad infinitum. " Who is that fellow over there? Isn ' t he cute? How old is he? " Class Soccer (2, ). 441 rJ h Joseph Robert Haskin, Jr. los angeles, california " Unique " " Uncle Bob " SCENE — Farragut Field. Time — First Infantry drill, Plebe year. Shorty G — " Hey, Mister, whereya goin ' ? " Our Boy — " Oh, sir, I ' m right where I belong, sir. Look it up in the Landing Force Manual, sir. I know all about extended order, sir. " Shorty G — " Report around to mv room right after drill. " Whereupon our handsome roommate acquired a repu- tation for " seeing all, knowing all, " and throughout his entire career he has been at the forefront of every argu- ment, whether he knew anything about the subject under discussion or not. Our boy has kept himself more or less in hot water all the time during his four years here. Witness as an exam- ple, the time he got a Von Hindenburg haircut just before the New York went to Antwerp. But Snake! There ' s where our Uncle Bob shines. There was no sight so familiar to the habitues of Dahlgren Hall as the strained front of his dress jacket. In spite of his snakish diversions he usually managed to acquire a z.5 in some miraculous way. Always unsat, but never quite bilged. " Shucks, that exam was fruit. " Water Polo Squad Q4, 5); Class Water Polo (2), Numerals; Black N . WHEN Johnnie, as he is known by his harem, or Beverly bv the world at large, first came east to get civilized at Uncle Sammie ' s " Big School for Little Boys, " he was very " tiahed " and although he has been in the Navy four years he has never had a real chance to get rested. This is undoubtedly because of those horrible Academics. When Johnnie came from the great open spaces of Powder River he was an unsophisticated little chap but the bright lights of Dahlgren Hall and the soft mellow moonlight of the sea wall have wrought their havoc. He leaves much wiser. Not satisfied with being thrown over by our fair American feinmes he tried his hand in many a foreign port. Aside from acquiring a thorough knowledge of the fair sex, Johnnie has learned to differentiate between the cutter sheds and a " ga-rage for th em ships, " has acquired a slight acquaintance with Johnny Gow and has prayed to Tecumseh regularly every month. On a cruise he was noted for caulking in the double bottom and then rushing up to the berth deck for his breath of fresh air. In the above I have stated only the good points of Johnnie, I wish to leave a good impression for his posterity. Class Track ( 4, }, 2, ), Numerals ( , 2, ). 442. Beverly Elmer Wilson kingsville, texas ' ' Be vley ' ' ' ' Johnnie HOOT, mon! Dinna ye ken the Argyleshire Camp- bells? " Well, if you don ' t just take a look at Ducky and you will. He ' s one of these sweet little things that the girls call " Just too cute for words. " Four years ago he came to us, out of the Dig North Woods, changed his coonskin cap for a white hat and started out to acquire a crust of salt. And if a three- months nap on a battlewagon will make a man seagoing, then he should in truth have the rolling gait of an old sea dog. Blessed with the strain of perseverance from his Caledonian ancestry, he has " fit a good fight agin the Academics. " But one thing mars his record — he hit a tree once. The plugging strain served very well except for the Dago Department. He never could quite change a burred " R " to a trilled one. " Review tomorrow? Guess I ' ll turn in. Why wasn ' t I born savvy instead of so darn good-looking? " Class Soccer ( 4, }), Numerals (5); Soccer Squad (.2, i). Numerals (2); Class Bowling Qz); Keception Committee ( ). Neil Robert Campbell big rapids, michigan " Ducky " " Pljoebe " Duncan Calvin MacMillan berkeley, california " Mac " WHEN I was a child I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things. " And so Duncan C. MacMillan, Midshipman, Fourth Class, made his debut into the Naval Academy. Everything went fine until Second Class Sep leave. But alas — he met a fair damsel from Boston, and is still knee-deep in love. We all make slips, though; that ' s why they put skid- chains on pencils. By glancing below you may see that Mac was a water- poloist, and one of the first water, so to speak. But that wasn ' t his greatest struggle. When he first came to us, obesity had found fertile camping ground with him. Each and every day we had to answer his query, " Am I fat? " until one day we were able to say " no. " By dint of the rowing machines from five to six o ' clock every afternoon he " did for himself what Dr. Wallace claims to be able to do for anyone in thirty days. After all is said and done it is with regret that we leave Mac. We can only hope to be with him some time again in this sojourn through life. Water-Polo Squad ( }, Plebe Creiv Q4); Black N . 7), Navy Numerals ( , 2); 443 Heywood Lane Edwards san saba, texas " Tex " " Babe " " Swede " TEX started life " wrasslin " steers on the plains of Texas. So, at the outset of his career in the Navy, he signed up with the mat artists, and has since been one of the mainstays of the team. Second Class year he be- came the hero in a little drama entitled, " From Wrestler to Boxer in Four Days " and the villain in its sequel, " Back to Wrestler in Three Rounds. " When Babe first appeared as a Middy Fourth he was the typical Lone Star Ranger. After settling sundry details, such as the confiscation of his shootin ' irons, the dis- carding of his sombrero, and the placing of cactus in his shoes so he would feel at home, he settled down and proceeded to make the acquaintance of all the officer ' s kids, dogs, W.O. ' s and poker players. " I ' m wild and woolly and full of fleas, Fve never been curried below the knees, I ' m an old she wolf from Bitter Creek And it ' s my night to howl-1! " Wrestling Q4, 5, 2, ), N (5, 2, 2), Captain ( ); Football, B-Sqi ad ( 4); Football Squad (2, ), ] iavy Numerals (2); Boxmg Intercollegiates (2); Class Tennis Q4, j). Numerals Q4, j); Black M . I ON a certain June day in ' ii Johnny came into our midst from the world " at large " and since then he has become famous throu ghout the regiment " at large " for his peculiarly Celtic idiosyncrasies, eccentricities and ways in general. Chief among his many accomplishments might be men- tioned his unconscious savviness, natural handsomeness, and ability to talk himself out of one pap into another of greater magnitude. For further particulars concerning the last named see a certain conduct report of Youngster year which is distinguished by having printed on it our hero ' s name followed by some three " sames. " As for his handsomeness — well — he ' s a Snake of no mean distinction, though of slightly faulty judgment. To be more specific, he once had the sheer boldness to drag blind. Yes, once, but never again ! At a meeting of the Fourth Deck Non-Cooperative Association during Second Class year the Duke of Dublin was elected by an overwhelming majority to the position of Grand Kleagle. His election has been credited to his ruthless Irish campaign policies and the adoption of the slogan " Tick-tock, no clock. " " Oh, yes, sir, you can take a horse to water but. Oh, Sir! You can ' t make him drink. No sir! " Class Soccer Q4, _j, 2, 1), Numerals (2, ); Manager Wrestling (z), N ( ) Lucky Bag. 444 John O ' Shea, Junior AT LARGE " Johnny " " The Harf " ALL the world loves a fighter and that is what we know Tobey to be from seeing him emerge unscathed from his battles royal with the Academics, athletics, and woe-men. Although the Acs gave him occasional hard fights, at the final count the " scorekeeper " always announced him winner with a " little to spare. " As a kid out in Ajo he used to kill time running down jack rabbits in the hills of his back yard. So the nice smooth cinder track on Farragut Field was fruit. And a joust with our friends on the Hudson never lacks thrills for anyone. But for the real conquests wherein Tobey always stars we must turn to the so-so sex. He admits that he can scarcely remember the time since he was sixteen when he did not have a soul rending pact with some one of the descendents of Adam ' s rib. However, his affaires-d ' amour reached a climax down in Cuba Youngster Sep leave. " Boy, those were the happiest eight days of my existence. " Two months and a half later he began to come out of the clouds to find himself unsat " worse " in several subjects and becoming " worst. " Since that he has descended to earth nobly. " If I ever get out of this place Fll pass out. " Expert K flt ' waii; Track Sq taJQ, }, 2, ), N ( 4), Varsity Numerals (2, i). Paul Henry Tobelman ajo, arizona " Tobey " Carroll Hervey Taecker watertown, south dakota " Caesar " " Bud " r WHAT ' S up, Caesar, something wrong? " " Well, now, I just don ' t know. Fve been worried a good deal about a few things lately. " Caesar has a capacity for worry which is almost incon- ceivable to anyone who does not know him. He takes a living, loving interest in worrying about the most trifling details. In fact his general good health varies directly with the amount of worriment available. We have never been able to ascertain just why it is that he worries about everything all of the time. Caesar ' s Second Class leave was hardly over when he overestimated the strength of one of his legs while playing football. However, Caesar took it upon himself to demonstrate to the people that no mere broken leg and six weeks in the hospital could break his grease with the Academics. There was a continual groan emanating from Caesar ' s broadcasting station about " going unsat. " It was a sad story — and poor Caesar failed, that is, he failed to go unsat. Nevertheless, in spite of his worries, his savviness and his short legs — and by the way, if they were a wee bit shorter he would not be able to touch the ground — he is an optimist of no mean ability. Football, B-Squad (jj). 445 James Henry Etheridge Grant menlo park, california " Jim " " General " IT was a typical Mav morning, and late blast sang out conveniently just as a midshipman slid eleven feet into the file closers after a final spurt down the terrace, fastening the last button on his blou as the warning ceased. Who was it? General J. H. E. Grant, on time as usual. To the reader ' s first glance at the portrait above, a quiet, unassuming laddie reveals himself. But let ' s linger a while. Savvy? He who investigates may find no star man; but neither does he find a dweller of the trees, for Jim piles his velvet as he goes. Snake? — No, nor a Red Mike. The miniature is not missing yet but to those of us who know him well, its disappearance is going to be mighty well accounted for. So, in the ultimate anal- ysis we find, with the use of our Biography Testing Apparatus, just Jim Grant, Jim pushing steadily and quietlv onward with that stuff we would all like to have; that stuff that makes him a true-blue shipmate. " Aw, what ' s the hurry? We ' ve got lots of time. " Lucky Bag Staff; Class Wrestling (2, ); Company Representative Q, 2,). I JIM, " just " Jim " — that ' s all. Please stop amid the doings of the day and say that name in a quiet and pat ient way. You will recall that so many writers, men who create characters for the printed page, call their lovable, sturdy chaps — just " Jim. " Thev make their " Jims " do really worth while things with an unfailing and dogged steadiness. These " Jims " then, are usually the kind of men upon whose shoulders folks put respon- sibilities which they wish to have turned into assets. Because the " Jims " of the printed page live each day to gain another star in their crowns, one always closes the book with a gladness for having known them. One who has known Jim while he was in his " right now " or in his " Bovtown " will turn this page with even more content than when he closed the book of " make believe, " for he knows that Jim Greenwald is real. Business Manager 11)26 Lucky Bag; Assistant Business Manager Masqueraders (2); Assistant Business Manager Musical Clubs (2); Chairman, Class Supper Committee; Chairman, Reception Committee; Class Ring Committee; Christmas Card Committee (2, ); Reception Committee (2, ); Mandolin Club Q4, j, 2, i); Star (,4, J, 2, ). 446 James Andrew Greenwald toledo, ohio " Jim " SAY, keep quiet and Icmme bone, willya. I ' m going to hit the bush again this week if I don ' t snap out of it. " And Bill sprawls over BiiUard Vol. II Practical for another five minutes. But by the time the five minutes have passed he is thoroughly disgusted with the Aca- demics in general and Juice in particular. But Bill hasn ' t always been so studious. He has a motto that runs something like this, " Never let work interfere with pleasure, because we all know that all work and no play makes Bill a dull boy. " Rest assured that he has never been accused of being dull, as his taste for extremes proves. " Oh boy! She is a cold 4.0 — and dance — say Ruth St. Denis isn ' t in it " — is his usual outburst after a week of dragging. Such is one of his extremes. The other comes the same day a week later: " Say, wasn ' t that awful? She doesn ' t rate a i.o. I swear I ' ll never drag blind again as long as I live. " Alwavs a sport, readv for anything, and in the midst of everything, our " big-hearted Willie " is bound to succeed, as the world knows " you can ' t keep a good man down. " Class Track (2, i); Gymkhana (2, ); Class Soccer ( ). BROOKLYN, NEW YORK " B;7 " •■Gottiy Albert Girard Mumma iowa city, iowa ' Al " " Bombat " " Mmnmy AL came all the way from loway to find out if there - really was a Navy. Here we have that easy-going type of chap, who never hurries or worries but prefers his own sweet time. Savvy? — nothing but. The Academ- ics never disturb him. He takes great pains in finding imperfections in textbooks and is delighted when he can correct the Prof. Argue? You bet he can. The queer thing is that he is always right, or at least he ' ll try to make you " Yes, Yes " when there ' s " No, No " in your eyes. Mummy waited until Second Class year to make his debut with the Masqueraders. You will remember him as the " young husband, " and how loving he was. The girls just couldn ' t resist and when Al appeared: " Oh! isn ' t he wonderful. " " What ' s the menu for tomorrow? Nav, Juice, Steam — is that all? Guess I ' ll make up for dear Morpheus. Good night, A.G.M. signing off. " Thus Al spent his evenings. Snake? ' Very much so. Doesn ' t drag often — just helps the girls have a good time by increasing the stag line. Occasionally he indulges to try to bring up his average. Masqueraders (2, ); Class Kifie (2); Kifle Squad (2, ), N ( ); Expert Kiftetnan; Star (2, ). 447 John Francis Gallaher port deposit, maryland " Johnny " " Gal " MIDSHIPMAN GALLAHER, fourth class sir, Port Deposit, Maryland, sir. " This usually brought forth everything from laughs to sympathy — the general reply was, " Mister, do you ever expect to live that down? " Despite this heavy handicap, Johnny decided to step out and show ' em what he could do in four years under the bucket at Bancroft. No — the story doesn ' t end with the U.S.N. A. on lire — but he did let ' em know he was hot now and then. He chose soccer for his line and was well on his way to block letters when an accident pre- vented him from again using his boot until Second Class year. He stepped in then and gave the class and company teams some of the ergs that produced their victories. He seems invulnerable to everything: Math, Juice, Steam — yes, even the fair ones are unable to touch him — but that ' s not open for discussion. The Fightin ' Fifth was the only thing which ever phased him — but say, did you ever find anyone who was safe before taps? " Say — I drew a half page review sketch today on that slip. " " Tough luck, Johnny " .... " Just happened to look it over though before I left . . . haw! haw! cold 4.0 .... haw! haw! ain ' t we got fun? " Choir Q4); Soccer Squad (2), Numerals (2) Class Swimming (2). HEAD attack, one two — what ' s a matter, Meester Paradise? " That handsome pinpusher over there? That ' s Paradise of Navy, a disciple of Pavese since he first learned to call a floor a deck. His success in fencing is paralleled only by his success in love — assuming indif- ference to be the only successful attitude in love. Mose entered the Academy with the rest of the raw material ready for shaping — but there ' s one thing that never got shaped — that distinguishing touch to be found on all non-conformists. The Germans had their goose step, and the Brazilians their tango, but once hav- ing seen the harmonic undulations of Mose you ' ll agree that he packs something original in the line of walks — an ingenious new way of advancing the body along the line of march. Mose has rash moments when he ' ll do anything from dragging blind to betting his month ' s insult he ' s on the Juice tree (he usually hits them, too — with a 3.5) — but he has a mental gyroscope that always causes him to continue with uniform motion in a straight line towards his goal. " Hey, Para! When you goin ' to give that horse a rest? " Kifie Sqiunl (j); Class Soccer ( ); Class Lacrosse ( ); Class Fencing ( ), ' Numerals; Fencini Squad ( , 2, ), N Qi). 448 Morris Elliott Paradise chicago, illinois " Mose " " Para " MALCOLM came to us from out of the pine-crested mountains of ' irginia where the moon never ceases to shine. He has entertained a noble ideal; for he believes that after Adam, man was created only to keep other men company, and such has been his goal. He has succeeded very well, and now Gibraltar, Brest, and all Officers-of-the-Deck know him quite well, for his is a kindly soul which, when stormy weather has attacked its snowy purity, grows intimate with all persons. Malcolm ' s Academic career if charted would represent a sine wave extended to infinity. He joined us after a Plebe year with ' 2.5 when the wave had reached the nadir and despite all coaxing had refused to move from this position. Stranded he was at z.70, his invariable position during Plebe year. This flaxen-haired chap has been impervious to the charms of women although he has had an endless series of amours. A great old boy is Malcolm with his never- ceasing drawl, his fund of recollections concerning " revenooers, " and his stories of terrible battles with the Academics. Sub-Squad ( 4, }, 2, i); Tennis Squad (4). Malcolm Alexander Hufty washington, d. c. " Huff-tie " " Dynamite " Charles Morgan Redfield the bronx, new york " Rojo " " Red " " Mose " V " TT THEN Red entered the Navy the barbers profession VV lost a promising artist, to judge from the shingle- bob he constructed on his roommate ' s cranium during the early stages of Plebe year. Although " often hard-pressed by the Ac Department, Rojo managed to emerge from each scuffle with colors still flying, though generally a bit tattered. Though not one of our prominent reptiles, he is not a Red Mike by a long shot. In fact, he has quite a way with the feebler sex. Since Second Class Christmas leave Mose is a changed man. Since finding his heart ' s desire he no longer lavishes on femininity the blandishments of his charms. Though not an athlete of distinction, he is one of exceptional versatility, having gone out for every sport but checkers during Plebe year. Three days per sport was his usual limit. Then having mastered its intricacies he would turn to another for more worlds to conquer. His unfailing good-nature and humor make him always a welcome addition to any party and sho uld help him a long way through this vale of tears called Life. " Sit down, Mr. Redfield, I ' m afraid you ' re a sea- lawyer. Soccer Squad ( 4); Class Lacrosse (_4, f); Sub-Squad Q4, }, 2, i): Gymkhana Q4, j, 2); Keeper of the Goat. 449 James Sargent Russell tacoma, washington " Jim " " Tweetheart " THERE he sits, pen in one hand and dictionary in the other. He ' s engaged in his favorite pastime, writing letters. He denies vehemently that he ' s a Snake, but he ' s apt to tell you that he ' s wooden, too. I ' d certainly like to know what he pens in those epistles; for every one he writeth he receiveth two in exchange. His middle name isn ' t Speed. If you think it is, just try to wash or shave in the wee sma ' hours after reveille. When this hairy sandy-haired Scot (yes, he plays the bag-pipes) isn ' t writing sweet words to the ladies he may be seen at his haunts in the gym, busily engaged in developing himself to be a big strong man. He has been official clock winder ever since we bought one and the clock stops daily. He has a gallery that bilges the famous Metropolitan Museum but he keeps us busy guessing who the luckv one is. Oh, girls, he is a moun- tain climber from the wide open places — pardon, spaces. " Oh, say, did I ever show you my pictures of the Mountain? " Gym Squad Q4, 5, 2, i), Navy Numerals (jj, 2, i); Class Sivimtning (j, 2, ), Numerals (;j, 2, ); Gymkhana (_ , 2, f); Choir C4); Star ( 4, }, 2, ). T ' ' ED was one of those lucky boys who prepped out in X town and hence learned all about the place before his permanent advent. His knowledge of Crabtown and naval celebrities, past and present, was a joy to his roommates during Plebe year. Likewise his acquaintance among the weaker sex of the neighborhood. But, I ask, what fair damsel would not weaken for a visage like the alongside? Ted has met with reverses during his career as a mid- shipman. He is unfortunate in collecting small paps, but we are glad to say that he now has the Academics backed down and dagger to throat where he awaits the " thumbs down " signal. In spite of his altercation with the Ac Department he is possessed of an innate propensity for getting high grease marks. We cannot but attribute this to his manly bearing and Apollo-like figure. In the realm of athletics Steve has won his laurels and incidentally his numerals in class baseball. He was an ardent devotee of the same sport during the cruise and many were the foreign fields made a bit more earthly by the presence of his sun-tanned visage. In the winter months he was wont to lend his bone crushing ability to the company wrestling team. Reader, meet the roommate! Class Baseball Q}, 2, z), Numerals; Class Wrestling ( ); Class Soccer ( ). 450 Theodore Wesley Rimer fort canby, washington " Ted " " Steve " " Thaddeus " " TF rest is rust, let me oxidize in peace. " Whoever JL composed those words undoubtedly had in mind no less a person than our own dear Jake. His propensity for the chosen sport of Morpheus is, ladies and gentlemen, unbelievable. Evening study call to Jay means but one thing — P-jams, a bathrobe, and the soft spread of a white bed made for soothing satisfying slumber. But do not gain a false impression, dear reader, for his practice of the art has not been confined to the limits of a lowly room of Bancroft Hall: Chapel, a lengthy prayer, a snoozing Plebe, an irate gathering of First Classmen, a pap, an oily statement, and Jay walked for twelve, not forty demerits. However in the portion of the day which he spends awake Jay is the liveliest of the alive. He is a connoisseur of the short story, and his sunny disposition, with the broadest smile known to man, has won many a heart. No biography is complete without mention of the faults of the individual in question. Hence let me divulge that Jay ' s greatest is a failing for having propitious Parisian parties for his roommates so that they may while away the long leaves in New Jersey. Enough said! Class Football (. ); Football, B-SquadQ}, 2, i ' ). Navy Numerals (;j, 2, i); Lacrosse Squad C4, j), Navy Numerals (_j); Track Squad C2, i). Navy Numerals (2, ); Star(i4 . ]. Y Henry Vreeland RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY " Jake " " Farmer " " Vree " Arthur Richards Rule, Jr. westfield, new jersey " Artie " " Golden " WHO is that tall, handsome merman with the Herculean form and the curly hair? " Why, that ' s Rule of the Navy; and a few moments later Artie has established another Inter-Collegiate record. Claiming to be a true son of the South he spent his boyhood in Florida. Second Class year he discovered that his favorite sport was not a sufficient work-out in itself so he finally convinced the Sup that two sports for a man in the same season were better than one and, as a result, a few weeks later he was center on the basketball team. Artie has his ups-and-downs, for always haunting him like a shadow is the Exec Department. He was " over the top " Youngster year and Second Class year the demos threatened but the danger seemed to pass and he still remains non-reg withal. Always cheerful, non-reg, and care-free, he has made his way an easy one. " Say, who ' s got this month ' s Cosmo? " Swimming Squad Q, }, 2, 7), N Q, }, 2, ), Captain ( ); Basketball Squad (2, ), N (2); Class Track (. , i), Numerals (4, }); Class Gym ( ), Numerals (;j); Cheer Leader ( ); Naval Academy Swimming Champion Q4, }, 2); All-American Swimming Team ( , 2). 45 ' James Hunter Rodgers monessen, pennsylvania " Jim " ONE who did his stuff nobly at Penn State and then, heeding his country ' s call for good men, joined the rest of the boys down on the Severn. One who, since his arrival, became famous among his contemporaries for his awful ability to chalk up probs and his inability to savvy just what " Sweetness and Light " is all about. One who, having spent fifteen minutes on a Juice lesson, followed through with tatto and turned in peacefully to the accompaniment of friend roommate ' s tearing hair. And again, one who by his graceful descents to the wrestling mat soon attracted the wide-eyed attention of all followers of the ancient and manly art. Nor are these the greatest of his achievements, for he is one who charmed even the Annapolitan fetmnes with his sure- fire line, but who himself refused to be charmed to the extent of a class-pin. One who, moreover, knew how to put in his Sunday and Wednesday afternoons, and most of the rest of his afternoons, in the good old collegiate manner. One who, finally, has the data from hither and yon about many and divers. He is James Hunter Rodgers. Mandolin Club Q4, }, 2, i); Wrestling Squad ( j, 2, 7), Class Numerals (j, 2); Class Wrestling (. ); Class Baseball Q4); Class Lacrosse (5); Star 0, 5, 2, j). DIOGENES: " Are you talking in ranks there? " Honest John: " Yes sir. " Di : " No, don ' t take his name; first honest answer I ' ve had today. " Our John says he walks that way because it doesn ' t look human when seen against a skyline. We don ' t be- lieve him though because that feud was settled a long way back. He ' s the kind that laughs with and not at you. On the other hand neither is he one of those thick- skinned Pollyannas whom you ' d like to massage with a remnant of paving stone when he asks if you don ' t think the Math is awfully easy for tomorrow. In this our vale of tears and pantomime, when one is young it is hard to mix the evil and the good without getting anything but a high grade of blast furnace slag. Estimates of character are but comparative and as such are odious. An immature aphorism has oft been sounded about these stern walls to the effect that the four years here tend to make petty tyrants of custom and manner. Hardly true of John. More often on the wrong side of Ye Goodc Ould Pape than on the right, if ever the latter, we have yet to hear the resulting sour note sounded by the harpooned. Do not imply that he never gripes; for he is but human, despite that savage glower which scowls at you from beside this hyperbole. Class Wrestling (i, 2, 7), Numerals (2); Class Track (j, 2). 452- John Allen Winfrey sommerville, tennessee ' ' Jami ' 4 A SIBILANT sound signifying serpents at play per- meates the atmosphere whenever the Chicago Sheik starts his line. " Women and children first " is his motto; drags on Saturdays and teaches Sunday School on the Dav of Rest. There is no end to his versatility. His technique on the Broadway Limited is perfect. All he needs is a pack of cards and a couple of ladies " hand- kerchiefs and at the end of the run his address book is full again. However, the hair in his butter was the Rol- licking Ruffian of the second platoon. Their tilts were always epics. The W.O. ' s didn ' t like to put him down because he always reminded them of their sons — caught in the family jam pot. As a result he and the pap sheet were perfect strangers. No party is complete without him. He hogties the chaperone with his line and then shows up in time to bring her out of her trance so that we all can go home. Chesterfield, Houdini, and Svengali have nothing on him. Give him two-bits and he ' ll make two days leave in Washington and return a nickel when he gets back, bewailing the fact that he lost a dime down a grating. Soccer Squad (2, }; Glee Club Q4, }, 2, ); Reception Committee (2, ), Vice Chain) Choir ( 4, }, 2, i); Class Soccer (5); Class Wrestling (5, 2, i). CO; Donald William Alexander des plaines, illinois " Don " " Alex " Alexander Stuart McDill washington, district of columbia " Al " " Mac " AFTER spending a romantic childhood in the Asiatics, - Al came to the Academy with a linguistic ability that soon endeared him to the Dago Department. But his abilities in this department proved to be only on a par with those in all other branches, so that he has among his fellows a savior ' s reputation. Plebe year he starred, Youngster, Second and First Class years he dragged. And therein lies his chiefest glory, for his batting average runs pretty close to the 4.0 mark, both in number rated and the ratings of that same number. In theory he is a strong exponent of the single life, so that his ultimate dowrifall will be a source of much interest and joy to those who have followed his independent career. Scottish thrift, banter, and wit are predominant among his traits, while the sterner stuffs that men are made of unite to form a consistent combination. Al ' s activities have brought him an N , literary praise, and a wide correspondence. Blue eyes, a becoming blush, a lusty laugh, and a wise look are those attributes by which he can be located in any good-sized crowd. His imagination wanders when he thinks of the future, but he ' ll probably be found in a couple of years with a good old Watch and Division. Fencing Squad (. , 5, 2, ), F.N.A.T., fNt, N ; Vice-President Intercollegiate Fencing Association; Star (,4). 453 Joseph Barnaby Stefanac calumet, michigan " Steve " " Joe " YOU can ' t say that he is a Snake, oh say no! Nor would you call him a Red Mike, for that too would not synchronize with his makin ' s. But then disregarding characteristics you will like him. Perhaps it ' s his ambi- tion that keeps him from allowing the girls to trample on him in the rush; but anvway thev don ' t bother him much. We could add that some blind drags are enough to sour most anyone. There are times, and those most frequent, when his argument will out with you. Study hours don ' t mean a thing to him when there is a differ- ence in opinion to be settled. Said argument doesn ' t keep him in the last section. See his marks if you want the truth. Oft have we heard the remark, " Well, I guess I ' ll have to get to work next month. I bilged cold this one. " And then he comes around like a satellite on the exam. Yes, poor thing, we don ' t see how he will pull through. But, lo and behold, have you heard where he hails from? Well, you ' ll have to agree, after he ' s through telling you, that the Michigan Upper Peninsula is some great place. If you have an appointment to till during the next two hours, though, don ' t mention it for there is a long description in which nothing is omitted. Among other things, it is very cold up there, so we smile up our sleeves when he neatly tucks three blankets on yon regulation bed on a few of Maryland ' s chilly nights. Water Polo Squad (5, 2, ), Navy Nutnerals (2); Class Football (2). RAY OTTO comes from the billowy prairie wheat . fields of Iowa and the bad lands of the Dakotas, unheralded and unsung. Why he chose the sea, and whether it was fame, adventure or romance that lured him away from becoming the respected citizen of his own metropolis, has been a puzzle. The gay sphere of the social life and hops attracted him and he did not wait long to make his debut Youngster year. Thereafter was found a considerable deficit in his amount available owing to the excessive demands that required him to maintain his hair in that ultra slick condition — his distinguishing mark. Whenever he failed to drag, he was a persistent follower of the stag line. Woe unto yon fair damsels! Otto is not what one would call savvy and he knows it. Therefore, he is all the wiser. He gradually succeeded in overcoming his scholastic difficulties and buried Math, his eternal jinx, with much gusto. The intricacies of Steam and Juice were mastered, and where theory failed his practical knowledge came to his rescue. On the cruise, Zem wanted to see the world so he went to Paris. " Will wonders never cease? " he was wont to ask. Ordinarily his nature is peaceful, but to arouse his ire, ask him about smoking regulations in " condition two " on Second Class cruise. It never fails to get a rise. " Hey, you, how ' s to give me a dance? " Choir ( 4, _;, 2, }. 454 Ray Otto Zemlicka kimbal, south dakota " Zem " OHIO claims this salty savoir as her native son and when he left the old home podunk to join the Navy, he left behind his ambition to be a lawyer. Young, innocent, and sweet sixteen when he joined us, time has wrought many changes and he is now a full- fledged man of the world. Just ask him if you wish to know about London or Paris. He also became famous by his noble sacrifice for a friend on the trip back to Brest. When asked about it his invarying reply is, " Ah, say fellows, anyone would have done the same. " The battle with the Academic Board for the elusive i.5 has never held any terrors for John. Ever willing to help the less fortunate in their studies he is like a beacon of knowledge to the wooden. On the other hand he has made a most gallant struggle to pull sat on drags. He bilged badly Youngster year but Second Class year having evidently learned the way of a mid with a maid, he has charmed many of the fair sex with his polished cosmo- politan air. With a desire for that Lionel Strongfort form, John has gone in liberally for both company and class athletics with a large degree of success. Full many a rose is born to blush unseen, but not with the brains you find in Johnny ' s bean. Class Basketball Q4, 3, , ); Assistant Manager Gym (2), Manager ( ). John Bayard Thomas marietta, ohio " J awn " " Tommy " Ralph Edward Westbrook st. louis, missouri " Sheikie " THREE years and ten months ago there came forth into this Naval Academy another midshipman deceived by imagination and committed to the proposi- tion that he would make a great admiral. Since then he has engaged in a great struggle testing whether that midshipman, or any midshipman so ambi- tious and vet so slumberous could long endure. We have come to the time of his great victory in that war. We see fit to dedicate a portion of this page as a final tribute to those exams and Practical Works he passed here. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense we cannot dedicate — we cannot consecrate. His irresistible snakishness too far over- shadows all else. His poor jemmes, blond and brunette, whose hearts suffered here under his charms have conse- crated it far above our poor power to add or detract. We will little note nor long remember many things he did here but we can never forget him as the Sheik of the deck. It is rather for us to be here resolved that we shall not be such crushers of hearts. And we rightly agree that this midshipman has not lived in vain — that under his influence this Academy shall contain a new Regiment, of Red Mikes, for the sake of the female of the species, and by the force of necessity. Sub-Squad (5, 2); Class Sivimming ( ); Track (2). 455 Lyman Maurice King, Jr. redlands, california " Lynnie " " Moiry " " Bud " THE time has come, " the walrus said, " to talk of many things. " Look at him, girls, is he not irre- sistible with those curly locks? Morrv is one of Cali- fornia ' s own, and he has always remained true to the Far West. During the first two years at the Academy he was the reddest of Red Mikes. What happened on Youngster leave is unknown but it is a well-known fact that on Second Class leave a beautiful diamond miniature went West with Morry and never returned. Second Class year, however, everything changed. This quiet man started off with a bang and Morry became one of the most veno- mous reptiles. To call him a Snake would have been putting it too mildly. During Youngster year he joined the ranks of Spike Webb ' s pugilists and was doing fine until an injury forced him to give up the fighting game. Idleness was not agreeable to him, however, and so Second Class year he became one of Ortland ' s proteges. He also gave much of his time to the Lucky Bag. Morry is one of the savoirs and has few cares. " Why should I bone, I want to turn in. " The problem of how two could live as cheaply as one caused him a little worry but as a whole he lived quite a carefree existence. Gymkhana ( 4, 2, £); Lucky Bag; Class Boxing (2, ). Trident Staff ( ). TOURING Plebe year Clarence ' s locker door was one - - on the inside of which, wood just wasn ' t to be seen, and when Youngster year finally came all our fears were realized and he became a Snake of the first water. There is only one of the many pictures, however, that rests in a frame on his table, and from the many letters that flow in from California, we don ' t believe that she is an Eastern girl. There ' s a funny thing about him, too, for he ' s always just about to bilge, " Gosh, I ' ll hit the tree sure this week. " Yet, when the big long lists are posted, his name always shows him to have been well in the running. He attained some height in track as a varsity vaulter, and has worked for his class on the mat and on the soccer field. But when fancy diving became a Naval Academy sport, Tafiie wasn ' t slow in strutting the stuff he had learned in the warm waters of the Pacific. So every after- noon during the winter months finds him in the pool. He can ' t decide whether to live his wild young life where men go down to the sea in ships, or as a gyrene, but in either he ' ll do his best so what more is necessary? Track Squad (. , j, 2, ); Swiinmnig Squad ( 2, i); Class Wn ' stliiig (j). 456 Clarence Orville Taff san fernando, california " C. 0. " " Taffie " DADGUM!Ilikethatlirolegalalot. " Thus endeth each and every one of Mac ' s dragging experiences. And he can well afford to say that because his dragging average is in the neighborhood of a 3.5. " How did you hit that Juice exam, Mac? " " Oh, I busted all over myself; foolish little mistakes in arith- metic, too. I don ' t sec how I can possibly get over a 3.6 on it. " So he raves on, but when the marks are posted he invariably pulls down something like a 3.9. A natural born savoir and he doesn ' t know what it is to be greasy — that ' s Mac. Calm and placid almost to the point of indifference, Sam just won ' t let anything get his goat. When con- fronted with the most exasperating situations, he shows a world of patience and good nature. There is |ust one thing that has Sam a little bit worried. He is beginning to fear that " Herpicide won ' t save it " and accordingly has resorted to sundry patent hair restorers. It seems, though, that all is in vain and his last cognomen of Daddy is fast gaining ground. In the future when we want something done and want it done right we are sure to turn to Mac, for we know he is dependable and will deliver the goods. Class Lacrosse Q, f). Numerals Q4, 5); Lacrosse Squad (2, }; Wrestling Squad Qj, 2, ), Navy Numerals; Star U, ? ' )■ Jesse Samuel McClure tampa, florida " Mac " " Daddy " " Sam " Ernst August Ruth, Jr. raton, new mexico " Babe " KNOWN to all as such, he came into our midst from the Wild and woolly west. In the beginning Babe was very indiscreet. He signaled something that an officer shouldn ' t have seen, but see it he did. And right then was when he received the greatest scare of his life. Hereafter he looks both ways when he starts talking in semaphore. Before Babe had been with us long it was evident that he was a Snake of the first order. Because of his dazzling smile the girls couldn ' t resist him. At least we ' ll attrib- ute it to that. We never did know the depths of his magic. Babe ' s tendency towards athletics has been brought out in wrestling. As he was big-hearted he took the job of manager also. But his true hobby is taking and printing pictures. He never feels quite at home unless he has a camera or a dark room to putter with. And Lady Fatima has claimed him more or less ever since the days of Bob- bie ' s War College and the saxophone. Of all the Ac battles which he has engaged in he managed to come out on top of them all. Here ' s to you. Babe, may you always be there in everything. Class Wrestling Q, j, 2, i); Gymkhana Q4, f); class Swimming (2); Lucky Bag. 457 Lofton Russell Henderson lorain, ohio " Joe Scbmalt ' Z ' PRESENTING the Honorable Joe Schmaltz, author of Schmaitz ' s " Essays on Sundry Subjects, " also author of much other beguiling nonsense — nonsense which has at times made even the gravest smile. He ' s a happy-go- lucky creature, generally happy if not often lucky. The boy has numerous claims to fame. First, he holds all Academy records for the Late Blast Dash for all dis- tances from the Ground Deck to the roof. In the course of his extensive experiments to determine the least possible seconds that could be spent in dressing and reaching formation on time, Joe hung up the record of thirteen " Lates to Formation " in one week. And that ' s no idle romancing; it ' s all on the books. But he never did stint himself on demerits. Not content with breaking indoor track records, he went out Youngster year and heaved the discus — " throwing the pie " he called it — far enough to earn his numerals. Schmaltz is a handsome devil in his blonde Swedish way. Incidentally, he objects to being called Swedish; says anybody ought to know good Scotch when he sees it! But, as we were saying, the women do fall for him (awful fools, women). He writes to seven girls and calls each one " Dearest! " But, all joking aside; despite the fact that he ' ll keep you waiting three minutes for every two that you spend in his company, still he does make a good roommate. Class Track (5, 2, ), Numerals (_j, 2, ). GO West, young man, go West, " said the well- known Horace Greelev. Whereupon Rod put on his old straw hat, packed up his oversize " satchcase " and came East. Ever since that time he has been doing a bit of most everything for us. Versatility is this young fellow ' s middle name. For years he has been one of the Log ' s able contributors, and one of the " Big Guns " behind the Trident. The lad also has a pair of highly educated " dogs. " He not only pushes them around like a coming Nurmi in the mile, but also shuffles them in a graceful manner at the Satur- day evening " shindigs. " The extra-duty squad is the only thing that can keep him away from a hop. Rumor has it that he was born with a dictionary under his right arm. True or not, he has read it through several times, and has many choice passages completely mem- orized. Because of this, he has not only topped the class in English, but he has become a skilled matador. Despite his many activities, he finds time to be one of our most prominent " Club " members. An all-around fellow, big of heart, and broad of view, is our Rodney. Class Track ( 4, }), Numerals (. , ;j); Log Staff C4, 3); Trident Society Q}, 2, i); Trident Magax.ine (2, ), Editor ( ); Class Bowling (2). Black N. 458 Royal Lovell fargo, north dakota " Rod " " OD created the heaven and the earth and all that Vj was in them. " Then God took a day ' s rest. God made Pete Wyckoff; and, if the next day was not Sunday, we ' ll wager that it was immediately made a legal holiday. " Little Pete " thev call him, much as the circus man speaks of " Little Jumbo " ; and, indeed, he doesn ' t weigh much over two hundred pounds. Once he gets all that avoirdupois underway, it takes a deal more than mere water to stop it. When he was just a Youngster, he was among the Ail-American swimming selections. And that next summer he went to Paris to the Olympics. What with women swimmers and Johnny Weismuller, neither Pete ' s picture nor his name appeared in the papers. But it ' s something to have been there. ' hcn Pete isn ' t swimming, he is reading magazines. He certainlv took his literature in chunks. Imagine two hundred pounds of Dutch Bov hunched over a " Weird Tales, " biting his nails and simply palpitating with excitement! That ' s Pete. He was always a Red Mike, leaving the Unfair Sex to their own numerous devices and trotting off for a swim. He just wasn ' t interested, girls — so now will you be good! With that big body Pete just naturally had to have a pretty sizable heart to suit. And he has. Football, B-Squad Q4), Navy Numerals; Class Football Q}), Numerals; Su ' imminv, Squad ( 4, _j, z, i), sNt ( 4, f), N Q4, }, 2, ). Peter Albert Wyckoff mountain lakes, new jersey " Pete " Haze Joseph Bergeron new orleans, louisiana ■ ■ Gang " " Aggressive WHAT you say, Gang — . " That phrase, together with the ears, not shown to advantage in sketch, completely identifies this " French Extract " who blew in on the birthday of ' 2.6 from the " Pans of America, " as he calls " Nu Yawleens. " He has been sailing wing and wing with us ever since. An individual or a mob, his greeting is " Gang, " though sometimes he varies it with that expressive collective, " Troops. " This communist, while not exactly a Bolshevist, has radical ideas on some subjects; and he will go so far as to become inconsistent to explain that ' ' The only thing wrong with you is that you ' re illogical. ' ' No friends, Berge doesn ' t gripe, he just tells you what IS wrong with this Navy. Youngster cruise there was literally speaking, no soap; and during Second Class yachting trip Aggressive lived in the ship ' s library with a Calc book. Wherever he makes life ' s cruise we wish him his favorite quantity — oodles — of success. " That ' s right, show how nice and aggressive you are. " " Stick with ' em. Gang, you ' ll be an admiral when I ' m a millionaire. " Sub-Squad i.4, }, 2). 459 Norman Lloyd Holt livingston, montana " Nora " " Sheep " BRACE up in here! I ' m the hardest guy in the Navy! " No, he ' s not a cowboy or a miner but a charter member of the sub and weak-squads. Nora has been kidding the Ac Department along for the last three years. He goes unsat and just when they think they have him he slides out with a two-five. He might not know his Juice but after listening a few min- utes to his line on other subjects you will say that he knows his stuff. This good-natured, carefree, and generous young man doesn ' t fancy foofoo on his shoulder and consequently keeps away from the hops. However it has been rumored that Cupid got an arrow under Nora ' s guard during Sep leave. Coming from where he did, Nora of course knew which end of a gun to look into. He certainly could ruin a bull ' s eye from any range. It was too bad that the Aca- demics prevented him from doing what he might have on the rifle team. Rifle Squad ( j); Sub-Squad (5, 2); Black N. DO we do things according to Hoyle in North Dakota? Why, man, the ducks are so thick that we kill them with clubs. One beautiful moonlight night I had to stop the car ten times to go ten miles because of them. No, they didn ' t know the carburetor from the windshield, and three flew into the carburetor. Yes, we finally arrived home. " The " we " spoiled the story. Larry arrived full of wim, wigor, and a thorough understanding of " dizimals, " and soon made a host of friends. A fine personality, a Doug Fairbanks smile, he could easily sweep the fairest of the fair off her feet with the qualities of a Beau Brummel. Listen, girls; for drags he has but little time. " Give me a Cosmo, a cold radiator, a skag, and I ask you, where can a man get such a thrill from a drag? " Larry has the quality, efficiency, and the ability to get results. We can well change the old song, " To get results quicker do it with liquor, " to a verse which fits him, " To get results quicker do it with vigor, and know yourself how it should be done. " Larry has the goods to produce what the Navy wants — " results " ; and we all predict a happy and successful career in the Navy for Satch. I Lawrence Oberst Miller harvey, north dakota " Larry " Satch " 460 L HEY, Francis, knock ofF scoffing. " All of Uncle Sam ' s Navy put together would not be able to make Mac lose his appetite. During the early part of Mac ' s naval career, he was an ideal Red Mike. But against time and tide no man can prevail. Towards the close of Youngster year Mac was overwhelmed by the tidal wave of a whole semin- ary. And since then he has taken every adv antage of the opportunities otfered by the social end of the pampered pets ' curriculum. To keep in physical trim, Mac indulged in the pastime of class boxing. If you don ' t believe he can box, don ' t stand in front of him to find out. Others have tried it. During the spring our hero ' s fancy turned to thoughts of Miss Springfield, not at the Saturday afternoon infantry exhibition, but as a member of the rifle team. On any spring afternoon he was first in the boat for the rifle range. Endowed with these talents Mac is bound to make a name for himself and to uphold his reputation as the " Pride of South Dakota. " Rifle Squad ( 4, }, 2, i); Class Boxing (2, i); Expert Kiflemati; Class Crew (7); Star (2, ). Francis Jennings McQuillen madison, south dakota " Mac " Wayne Hampton Miller san fernando, calitornia Mud ' ' ' ' Indalecio PICTURED here is the model young man of whom much is heard but little is seen. Wayne is the answer to a mother ' s prayer. He is the living example of " What California can do for one " ; he was once a puny child but lo! What a change the years have wrought! Plebe year Wayne discovered that red ink is sometimes used in recording the marks. As he particularly dislikes flashy colors. Mud put on a little more steam and has since foiled every attempt of the Ac Departments to subdue him. Each fall has found our hero working industriously on the class football squad, contributing his share to the welfare of ' z6. During the winter he is seldom with- out a bandaged joint or two, the results of too much activity on the wrestling mat. In the springtime, instead of turning to thoughts of love. Mud turns to the discus for recreation. Youngster year Wayne was inveigled into taking care of a blind drag for a classmate whom he had thought his friend. But since then he seems to have a case-hardened heart as far as the jemines are concerned. That week-end must have been disastrous indeed, else Mud would have persevered in dragging as in everything else. Sub- Squad ( , i, 2); Class Football Q4, j, 2, ); Class Track ( 4, 5, 2, ); Class Wrestling (2, ). 461 Irving Howell macomb, illinois " Bobby " " Horsey " IET ' S see now. Oh, yes, she ' s my millionairess from -i New York. " But can you blame this poor lad for not remembering her. He has so many that it would tax anyone ' s brain — not saying that he isn ' t there mentally. Far from it. But that would be getting away from our story of this blue-eyed Adonis. It isn ' t his mentality that sets them all aglow. Despite his — let us call elo- quence — it is his smile that gets ' em. They all love the husky brute, and maybe that has something to do with it. To show that he is there physically, he was the lightest oarsman on the Junior Varsity ' i ' oungster year. That sort of complicated mat- ters for poor Irv. Returning from the Olympic tryouts, the crew squad had to go through Paris to get to those four battlewagons at Brest. And there it was that the Navy nearly lost a good man. He eventually found his ship but Irv has never been quite the same since. Let us pass on, though, and not dwell too long on his physical prowess. Let us look at him from an artistic viewpoint. It is true that the outbursts of this sailor- poet are lost to American letters, but they certainly must be potent. Why? Oh, they always write for more. Crew Squad ( 4, y), oNa; Plebe Crew (4), Navy Numerals; Water Polo Squad (.2, i); Class Football (j, 2), Class Numerals (5, 2); Glee Club ( ) Football B-Squad (7). a PARSON!! Well, I wouldn ' t say yes. Parson ' s from way out in Kansas. Just a neat sheer line from cuello to thatch. That ' s Ben, the little sunflower of the party, always ready to uncork a lazy seductive smile for a pretty femme, or at a good joke. Hates to be called a savoir but as evidence, he never bones and is never unsat. Little small for the big team on the gridiron, but the Regiment is there on all sports, outdoors and in. He charms many a rhino heart away from its pet blues with melodious strains from his old Strad. Or he can make a Bolshevik out of any true lover of Beethoven with the jazzy strains of his trombone. No use at all to resist. Of a quiet disposition, big heart, and understanding, Ben ' s the port o ' call for all our moans; and delivers just the kind of cheer to make a fellow take a brace. Tries to stand from under but when the old bucket gets nervous he takes it like a real salt. Glee Club ( , j, 2, ); Orchestral- Choir. Benjamin Van Meter Russell parsons, kansas 461 THE good-looking Dane here came to us from the corn fields of the Middle West and it wasn ' t Jong before all hands realized what a true friend he would be. He is a terrible Snake though, and after Plebc summer found it quite hard to enter Plcbedom and refrain from seeing his ladv friends. Plebe year was a dark spot for him but after graduation we had a new fellow. The cruise was much to his liking. He was right at home among the Danes at Copenhagen and then at Torquay; Second Class cruise he had an interesting time with a girl who forgot all about being engaged. Because of his great beam and tonnage, he has been an ardent supporter of the sub and weak squads. It seems that they don ' t do much swimming in Iowa. His avoirdupois about the equator has been a handicap and the subject of much argument and debate. His favorite pastimes are storing great quantities of chow, especially, salted peanuts, griping, talking in his sleep, keeping the shekels intact, and writing letters. He writes more letters to girls than anyone else on the deck, and especially to Seattle. Things were all set at that end during First Class cruise. " When is it going to be, Russ? " Russell Nelton Jordahl MONONA, lOWA " Russ " Walter Fred Rodee tucson, arizona GAZE upon Walter Fred, girls. He doesn ' t like it, of course. Of all the ports our young adventurer has visited there are but two struggling for supremacy in favor. Brussels and Milwaukee hold some peculiarly potent attractions for the boy. Our youthful friend from the land of cactus and sand does love his liberty and leave. Did you ever hear him tell of his excursions into high life? Some parties they were. And yet the Middle is very very innocent for all his experience. How he does it we can ' t understand. Senor Rodee is one of those mortals blessed with the proper amount of gray matter. He will never suffer ner- vous prostration from too much boning nor will he be numbered among the dumb dozen. Perhaps that in part accounts for his tolerant view of life. It is most natural for our subject to enjoy lofty living. Aviation is his goal. One of his several ambitions was realized when a certain Mr. Williams bore him heavenward. Our four years together have provided a source of many pleasant memories. A square dealer and a man ' s friend you have proved to be. The Mother School loses and the Service gains when June Week, 192.6, rolls around. " Are you the one from Massachusetts? " Class Baseball (_}), Numerals; Black N . 463 Carl Philip Metzler grand haven, michigan " Metz " " Shortte " STOP, look and well, you can do the rest if you think it necessary. But if you had been privileged (?) to be a Plebe in the classes of 2.7, 2.8 or iij vou would never have feared for the rest. " HEY MISTER! " Even though the gain for the Navy seemed only a small one, five feet fou r inches, it didn ' t take Shultz long to give him the appearance of a potent factor. But wrestling doesn ' t last all year, so that Spring soon found him crouching over home plate swinging a hefty bat. If it isn ' t one thing it ' s another, that ' s his motto. Ac- cordingly Second Class year found him helping the Acad- emy to " strut its stuff " in bowling. Just watch the way the pinsetters take a safe distance when he steps up. There ' s a reason. " East is East, and the West is West, and never the twain shall meet. " Is it because of a firm belief in this that the subject of this ramble confines his feminine sorties to leave and the Midwest? Always ready to tackle something new; sometimes down but never out The Ac Department knows! So they come and so they go, but a friendship with Metz will go on forever. , Wrestling Squad ( 4, _j), ' Havy Numerals; Bowlhig Squad, Navy Numerals (2, ); Class Baseball Q4, j, 2, ). HEY! Wife! Where is my letter? That darn train service sure is punk. " This monologue portrays the main interest of our Brute. Decreed by the fickle finger of Fate, he has not as yet withdrawn Cupid ' s everstraying dart, covered with copper dust from the far- famed Superior Region. Pee Wee soon stepped into the front rank in Steam, having spent a year at the Michigan College of Mines, for he was able to sketch a cross-section of anything from a mine shaft to a Dago Prof. Yes — Dago. The romance of that harmonious language has fascinated him, for he continually ran aground, but never stranded, on the shoals of Lisbon and Cadiz. Still, they never ruffled his calm, serene, bearing. (Lots of velvet, got a 2.. 51 in Dago.) " Say, Mister, how can a little guy like you shine his shoes thataway? " " That ' s the triumph of science over brute strength. Sir. " Ability of repartee has given Brute the best of many an argument, even — yea, verily I sayeth unto you, he has almost convinced us that Darwin was right. Always willing to help a friend — he cheerfully gives up skags, and postage stamps, or even drags for one, and greater love hath no man than he drag blind. Ernest Parker Mills houghton, michigan " Pee Wee " " Brute " Class Wrestling ( 4, f), Numerals ( 4, f). 464 APPOINTED from Martinsville, Indiana, but a walk- - ing encyclopedia on California, in fact he has any Native Son beat when it comes to boosting. Savvies everything except Dago, although a star man he likes to tell of the time that Gentleman Joe gave him a Z.6 so that he could make his first Pl ebe leave. He reads a Steam book like a novel, but says that he can ' t work Juice probs by walking around a " coicle, " for it gets him dizzy. Knox, being a Navy Junior, knows ships from the Ark up to the Emma Giles. His ability to make models and array them for Saturday morning inspection has turned the head of many a W.O. away from a locker in gross disorder. " Mr. Perrill, what ship has your father now? " " None, sir. " " Midshipman in Charge, put this man down; locker in gross disorder. " He has done good work on the swimming squad for two years and rides the table like the " Fourth Horse- man. " You ' ll find him every Saturday afternoon hound- ing the telephone operator for long distance to Baltimore, " Say, Central, what the devil ' s wrong with that line? " Class Sivimming (. ); Swimming Squad (_), 2, ); Class Crest Commtttee; Star C4, )- Harlan Knox Perrill martinsville, indiana " Knox " George William Campbell springfield, illinois " George " THIS light-haired youth tried the Army Ambulance Service during the war and took such a liking to the Service that he decided to make a life ' s job of it. He may have a straw thatch on his dome but that is no sign that he is at all light in his upper story. Quite the contrary. George is about the most serious-minded man in the outfit. George started out for football his Plebe year but he was too light to do the dirty work as a regular player so he tried the managing end of the game. His hard and consistent work brought him his reward in the end and George got to leave us at San Diego with the team. First Class cruise. But he claims that the military side of life has too much of a grip on him and he wants to show his manly form in a Gyrene ' s uniform. He has a weakness for submarines, however (he simply must have a marine in the name), and in the end he may decide to cast his lot with the Service. But whatever he does and wherever he goes he ' ll find old and true friends and will make many new ones. Sub-Squad ( 4, j, 2, ); Gymkhana Q4, f); Manager Football ( ); Log Staff i,, 2). 465 Robert Ruffin Johnson detroit, michigan " Rt ff " " Moch " EGAD — ladies and gentlemen — allow me to introduce to you one who hails from the Wolverine state. His name perhaps is not listed in Dunn Bradstreet, nor, on the other hand, does his likeness grace the portals of the Rogues ' Gallery, but, nevertheless, notwithstanding, and howsoever, he is well known to us and we are glad for this fact. His tri-monthly rhino spells detracted but little from his enjoyment of life, and his genial disposition has carried him over all the rough spots. To this day it is doubtful if he realizes that the Academic Department should be taken seriously. It is rumored that he boned a lesson once for half an hour when he was unable to find anything else to read. This, however, has not been authenticated. If sleep is the interest we pay on death, then RufF has his dues paid in full. His most enjoyable shut-eye is obtained from twenty minutes before formation until the bell disturbs his reveries. As a mixer he has no equal and is bound to be well- liked wherever he may be. To know him is to like him and to like him is to want to know him better. Here ' s luck to you, RufF. Class Ring Committee; Company Representative (2); Class Crew (2), Assistant Manager (2); Black N ; Hop Committee ( ). YES, ma ' am, that ' s my roommate. " This likeness shows why it is always to one of the female of the species that the above quotation is always addressed. From Lansing he came to conquer new and more numerous hearts and let it never be said that he failed. Although not an athlete of varsity material, he was always willing to take on all-comers in wrestling or boxing. Above the average in savviness, Pete never was bothered by the Ac Department, and always managed to keep mighty close to a 3.40. He did succeed in hitting a tree in Steam and the incident almost caused a congres- sional investigation. Whenever he can gather three or four other torturers together the neighbors are sure to hear some ear-splitting barber shops. The only hobbies that compete with sing- ing are dancing and playing bridge. The table is never covered with dust from lack of use, and no hop is com- plete unless he gives the girls a treat. A good man is hard to find but a better man than Pete can hardly be imagined. " Now, Ruff, you just come and see me in September and I ' ll show you some mean stuff. " Choir (4, i, 2, 7); Bowling Sq itad {2, i); Black N . 466 Gerald Davey Baker lansing, michigan ' Pete " " Bake " " Panadero ' FRIENDS, Americans, and Rebels, lend me some time. I am here to describe Crook, not to convict him. The good that men do seldom lives after them but this shall not be so in his case. He came to us from the Sunny South to show us just what a true Southerner was like, and in deserting his home he left a trail of broken hearts from Selma to the sea. Crook is the one and only true example of a Red Mike at the Academy, but from the letters he receives one might come to the conclusion that the Sheik of Alabam is in our tents. Hearts weren ' t the only playthings our hero used for toys, for at the bridge table I have seen him make many a grand slam in Spades. He was always bilging in his imagination and only in his imagination. We haven ' t called him savvy, but he could certainly be called safe. Athletics never bothered him, and he never bothered them. In fact, the radiator carries the imprint of his shoe soles and never will these be obliterated. " What do you mean ' you all ' isn ' t correct? " Log Staff ii, ); Kifle Squad (2, ). Frank Calhoun Lee selma, alabama " Crook " " Colonel " Eddy William Elliott boulder, COLORADO " Eddy " " Chko " EDDY, just because he is Eddy, can get away with most anything that he attempts. He comes from that part of the country where they attempt things, too. Young ladies beware when Eddy is around, for you have all heard the age-old story of those who play with the paint wagon. Not many deserve the name of Chico, for not all are Emersons, Guests, or tonsorial artists. ' Tis an art and many have been saved from disgrace and publicity by Chico ' s best efforts in his line. Let us now turn to Eddy the athlete; one who has worked hard and made good. Since Plebe year he has been on the Academy crew. Those who row with him say he is an oarsman and it takes a man to be worthy of that name. Next is basketball. He made the squad his first year out and played on through 1916. In football he was going big but Lady Luck took a hand and injured him. Eddy made the grade, the squads, and our hearts. We will surely miss him when he goes his way and we go ours. Creiv Sc[uad Q, i, 2., i); Basketball Squad (2, ); Hop Committee (5); Football Squad Q4, f); Black N. 467 Howard Edward Ballman st. louis, missouri " Pig y " " Fats " PIGGY always knew that he would make a good sailor because he sailed across the Mississippi River once on a ferry boat. You can always see him out for some sport; generally it is for a 2..5, and if it hadn ' t been for Math who knows but what he would be kicking shins with the best of them on the soccer field. Anyway he always manages to pull sat in the third month of each term. He ' s there in a pinch. Why is it that one always sees him over in the gym taking workouts about a month before leave? We would say it was so he could get into his cits. You couldn ' t drag Piggy to a hop if you had the entire Follies there. " Come on. Piggy, let ' s go to the hop " " Naw, gotta write a letter to A . I haven ' t written her since this afternoon. " But, although you never see him with the fairer sex, from all we can learn he drives them mad with envy in his own home town. There are two things he loves to do better than anything else. One is to eat, and the other is to eat more. His greatest ambition — 14 kids and a Cadillac; but at present his onlv asset is a Chevrolet. Football B-Squad (. ); Class Soccer (. ); Soccer Squad (;j, 2, ), Navy Numerals (j, 2, i): Weak Squad Q, 2). IADIES and gentlemen, I desire to submit for your ■ approval the one and only " Barker of Whale-oil. " He has a corner on ten thousand — think of that — a corner on ten thousand little baby whales, imported from the famed river Styx. The one and only Joe La Force has successfully sold three shares of this tremendous enter- prise. Is not that splendid? It is marvelous! Mr. La Force has not only made a name for himself in business, he is a Sheik of no mean ability. Ay, and a billiard player of great renown is he. There is no doubt but that Archie was giving exhibitions when Hoppe was still rack- ing them up. Athletics have never been graced with his participation but every man to his likes. Joe can ' t sing any better than a love-sick bull-frog, but my, how he can whistle. Does it just like a cuckoo clock. But he is a good sport. He would give you the last nickel he had if you needed it. He is generally cheerful and that is saying a lot. Hut has a fine personality and one enjoys knowing him even though he is wont to sell vou stock in his project. There is one thing certain about Joe and that IS that he will succeed iti life ' s battle. Any man who can talk as he can, could sell Listerine to canary birds. No matter. Hut is a fine man. He has based his principles upon the firmest foundation known to man and when a man does that he will surelv win out. 468 Andrew Hudson La Force columbia, missouri " Hut " " Archie " " Joe " JUST about the onlv nautical thing we can find hanging on this fellow ' s family tree is the fact that his ances- tors migrated in prairie schooners. This, however, did not seem to deter his desire to be sea-going, and accordingly he forsook the land of sunshine and cactus for the realm of bosun ' s strawberries. Ever since the first time he donned those monstrous white works, he has been all for the Navv. As a matter of fact, he seems to have a passion for protecting her fair name. The demon Juice almost devoured him Second Class year, but a well placed shove by a Prof known as " Dad- dy " put him back on our side of the fence. However, at this point his perspiration curve took a sudden jump. If you should ask him for a description of his Utopia, this is what he would tell you: " Just give me a destroyer on independent duty somewhere down South. Just let me see the old sun go sinking down and hear the water lapping at mv babv ' s sides. Just give me the strength to do my duty to God and to my country; then I ' ll be in Utopia. " A delightful mixture of philosopher, humorist, and judge of fellow men. His is the type that forms the back- bone of the Navv. Lewis Robinson Miller gonzales, texas " Leiry " ' lilllii William Miller, Jr. washington, district of columbia " 3 7 " IN June of i90 ; this world was blessed by the debut of William Charles George Miller. Despite the handi- cap of this appendage he grew into a nice, rolly-polly boy. When still a mere child. Bill knocked out a Presi- dential appointment and decided to walk in the parental footsteps by following the sea. After by-passing his name to just plain William Miller Junior, he became a Plebe, even as you and I, destined to inhale his beans and slum in our Academy " quick and dirty. " His arms were so short that it was feared that he would starve, but circumstances proved him to be a formidable messmate and a worthy opponent for the rangiest of us. Plebe year Bill was a notorious Red Mike with a price on his head. Youngster year he became a rabid, foaming-at-the-mouth, red mane variety of Scarlet Mich- ael. But the old saying that " once they get their arms around you, you are blowed up " proved true again, and he sank with all hands. To the femme who finally cor- rals him, we all join in saying that she has the truest and best pal in all the world. Class Water Polo (J); Water Polo Squad Q), 2, z). Navy Numerals (2). 469 In Malcolm Sidney Adams albany, alabama " Mack " " Happy " BUT how will I know which one is Mack? " " Oh, just pick out the one with light hair and a big mouth and bring him out. " Unlike the typical Southerner, Mack always has something to do. He is either reading, sewing, or bounc- ing around on those identifying spring knees looking for a pair of scales to determine how much more he has to worry about that pound which he lost last week. But such troubles and worries have not succeeded very well in keeping this good man down. Mack has proven himself to be a scholar by his con- tinuous victories over the poor Academic Department. It was a mere thousandth of a point that kept a star off his collar. As an athlete he has chosen a gentleman ' s sport and so spends his energy pushing the boys around at the point of a sword. His ability as a swimmer has gained for him much fame as a Sub-Squad artist. " I wish those big waves in the pool would quiet down. " Didn ' t you hear that funny sound? Ah, ' tis Mack singing those old Blues. Let ' s go in and listen to the better part of the old home-town quartet. Mack is always ready to entertain you or do anything else for you. He is a true friend as well as an " officer and a gentleman. " Fencing Squad (2, ), N (2). HE seen I had him and he ain ' t had nothing to say " is a favorite and original expression of the one and only man sized " Fig Newton. " Why does he talk that way? Why, folks, he ' s from Memphis, down in Dixie. Flivver ' s love for arguments and his facility for getting the best of them seems to have caused that expression. Fig Newton isn ' t really lazy; he just likes to rest. " Flivver, why don ' t you stow your laundry? " " Ah, P.D., it ' s just Wednesday and Fve stowed most of it already. " If you suggest work, he makes excuses, but if you suggest a tussle, he will have you with a double leg tackle and be sitting on your neck in a second. We have often heard him sav he ' s not in love; but there is a whispered rumor that, as a first section Juice savoir, he bilged an exam because his girl went to V.M.I, for the week-end and failed to write. Flivver is undecided whether to go into the Navy or the Marines but we wish him well and know that he will succeed in what- ever he attempts. Gym Squad Q4); Class Wrestling (2, ); Class Tennis (j); Tennis Squad (2, i); Class Swimming (2). 470 Ford Newton Taylor memphis, tennessee " Flivver " AT the tender age of eleven years this little lad emi- - A. grated from Ohio to the Sunny South where he soon realized the error of his ways and became converted into a true Southern Gentleman. His next step was to transplant himself to Maryland where his naval career was inaugurated after he had over- ruled the Medical Board when they ventured to suggest that his stature was not quite that in vogue for the dash- ing young naval officer of today. Since his entrance he has applied himself diligently and has firmly established himself as one of the more brilliant luminaries in our N. A. constellation. Nor has he confined his efforts to the Academics entirely. He has gained for himself no little fame as a gymnast. He can do all manner of delightfully clever and thrilling stunts on any of the gym apparatus and has featured prominently in more than one Intercollegiate meet. Naturally savvy and hard working, he is a boon to his wooden classmates and has saved more than one man for the Navy by his extra instruction which he administers impartially to all who care to partake. A true friend and a real man, he ' ll be hard to beat as shipmate or an officer. Gym Squad Q, }, 2, 7), gNt C4), O)- Captain ( ); All-around Intercollegiate Champion (2); Gymkhana (j, 2); Star ( 4, }, 2, ). Paul David Stroop mobile, alabama ■■p. D. " Henry Farrow mobile, alabama " Hank " " Speedy " P IADIES and gentlemen, our typical Southerner. It ■I didn ' t take an act of Congress to make a gentleman of him for he hails from dear old Dixie. Like all true Southerners, Speedy discloses a hearty aversion for any unnecessary exertion, be it physical or mental. To this end he has roosted in the limbs of the Academic trees consistently. His modesty, as he explains, forbids his showi ng an unseemly amount of knowledge. Not that he really couldn ' t get the stuff " ; but you would- n ' t expect him to bilge his wooden classmates in the anchor sections. Let a weekly warning grow into a monthly tree; let the Executive Department score heavily; or let some sorely smitten damsel sigh for her true lover. Do any of these alarming situations bother Speedy? Not in the least! His cairn bearing is unruffled and his brow shows not the slightest sign of worry. Our blase young man of affairs maintains a stable equilibrium. Despite his easy-going attitude and his sarcastic appellation Speedy occupied a seat on the wrestling table whenever the Academics so permitted. We ' ll all remember him as a real gentlemen of lofty ideals; a sincere friend, dignified and fun-loving withal. Class Wrestling C4, 3, 2 ), Numerals (5); Wrestling Squad ( ). 471 Henry Chester Bruton little rock, arkansas " Ches " " Brute " MISTER Speaker, Mister Speaker, I have been trying to get your attention for the last twenty minutes. Change the name of Arkansas! " With this fa- mous oration Chester entertained the Fourth Deck Youngsters soon after making their acquaintance. He hails from Arkansas and admits it, but has succeeded in spite of this handicap. At the beginning of Plebe year Ches started to pile up the old velvet and proved that his state was not entirely lacking in savoirs. Since then the asterisk has been consistently present on his F. D. collar. He refused to be bothered by such trivial things as drags and from the first has been a confirmed Red Mike. But it may be that he is out of his environment and is most reptilic below the Mason-Dixon. Brute lived up to his nickname by going out for gym and performing amazing stunts on the parallel bars. He has persisted in his favorite sport even after thrilling the audience with a unique, as well as accidental, dismount. " What, only three letters? Say, who hid the rest of my mail? " Gym Squad (5, 2, ); Star (4, i, 2, i). NOW Dago class will be held immediately and only one translation will be made. Sure, come in my room; I ' m not in charge this week. " Ken is the original language shark and his favorite indoor sport is trans- lating Virgil or reading Moliere. On the cruise he was equally at home in Copenhagen or in Lisbon and the dope is that he threatened to learn Chinese until he found that ensigns weren ' t being sent to theChinastation. Much of Ken ' s time is taken up with music (?). He broadcasts regularly every evening on any instrument he can borrow, ranging from an ocarina to a bass saxophone. The rest of his time is spent in the fencing gallery or on the tennis courts, where he can cover the ground in spite of his short stature. Colonel nearly starred Plebe year and since then has not allowed the insignificant Academics to interfere with his pursuit of happiness. He is neither a Snake nor a Red Mike, but merely indifferent to the charms of women — as anyone must be who can fall asleep at the Follies Bergere. Fencing Squad (7); Class Fencing ( , 2), Numerals (j, 2); Class Tennis Q, 2, 7), Numerals (5, 2, z); Class Track ( i); Sub-Squad (j, 2); Mandolin Club ( ). 472- Kenneth Hall Cornell randolph, new york " Ken " " Colonel " ONE of Lola ' s greatest assets is his ability to take misfortune cheerfully. The request, " Name and initials, please " never failed to cause a grin on his part. Upon one occasion when a W.O. joyously found him wearing a non-reg shirt and informed him of various well-known facts as prescribed by the " little blue book, " he blithelv agreed, returning smile tor smile. Leave alwavs meant one of two things to Lola. No sleep or nothing but sleep, and more often the former unless some disastrous bet had left him flat. There have been times when he felt the need of adventure and made exceptions, but from the sorrowful tales afterwards related these exceptions proved to be even worse than failures. Cease, far from being a Snake, drags whenever the earnest supplication of a friend in need results in his acting against his better judgment. Frequent abstract moods, coupled with sad — for the rest of us — attempts to make use of the vocabulary of rimes, certainly indicate that Cupid has loosed his treacherous shaft. Details are lacking. There are some people we appreciate more the better we know them, and Lysle is of that type. He is earnest and diligent both in work and in play. With this spirit and his good nature we feel perfectly safe in prophesying his future success and advancement in the Service. Class Baseball ( , 2, ), Numerals ( , 2, i); Gymkhana (2, ). Lysle Willard Cease canton, pennsylvania " Lola " Edward Walter Snedeker benkelman, nebraska " Sneddy " QUIET, Lord! Never lets us know what ' s going on in that Master Mind— but, he gets there just the same. " Say, what do you think I made in the Seamanship exam? " 4o! Well I ' ll be 3.81. He belongs to that famous category of men who believe in always letting actions speak louder than mere words. To this end he is always on the job, and ever ready with a pleasant smile and a helping hand in time of need— believe us wooden boys, they ' re many too. A sturiy son of Nebraska, he believes in a solid foundation, whether it be boxing, football, track, or affairs of amour. He says all things come to them who wait. We readily believe that but we realize that our Sneddy is far from being one of the waiters, as do several others who once entertained aspirations to class honors via the ropes and the rosined deck. On the surface you would say that he had been a Red Mike to the bitter end. There ' s a girl in the case somewhere, however, for who else could provoke such a steady stream of sweet phrases which pour out from the pen of our ruddy Sneddy? Occasionally, quite often in fact, we notice long slim documents postmarked Ne- braska; so alas, there can only be one conclusion. Class Track (4 , ;, 2, ), Numerals (;j, 2, ); Class Boxing (2, ), Numerals (2, i); Class Football ( 2, 7), Numerals (2). 473 MuRRY Whitney Clark OGDEN, IOWA " Max " " Gaston " WHAT! Only two letters this morning! " And at that Murry has a right to complain, for corres- pondence is the biggest part ot his life. We often wonder how he manages to get along on the monthly allowance of stamps — but, of course, there are always obliging roommates. Murry came to us from the land of the tall corn, and likes the Navy only because it feels so good when he can go on leave. He is at the front seat of the first train going out on leave and rides the observation platform of the last train back. But it wasn ' t so nice when he missed connections September and came back two hours over- le ave and got ten hours of extra duty. He has been a charter member of the extra duty squad ever since; and any Saturday night he is not at the hop it is because he is serving punishment periods. In plain self-defense because of the many times he has hit the pap he has become an accomplished sea-lawyer and an adept in the gentle art of writing statements. He has had many hard struggles with the Academics but, by putting forth a mighty effort at the end of each term, he has always managed to pull up his average to the necessary 2.. 5. Long may he wave and what difference will velvet make fifty years from now? TOURING his sojourn by the Bay this quiet young man of the hurried step has revealed to us a rather unique personality. Of a retiring disposition, so much so that the Profs doubt the truth of what they know because Zick repeats it; yet one of his outstanding characteristics has been a love of discussion. Born with the tempera- ment of a divine, he became a Midshipman. Studies have never given him much worry and being a radio savoir and a disciple of Marconi, most of his time has been devoted to fathoming the secrets of wireless. The possession of a radio set has been his fondest dream since Plebe year but each year it has been the Executive Department ' s ruling that it was a next higher class rate. He combined with savviness an absolute disregard for the gentle sex. But the usual thing happened. He changed from a disinterested outsider to the ranks of the Snakes in just one short Second Class Christmas leave. His fond- ness for radio persisted, however, perhaps due to the fact that radio has become a form of parlor entertainment. The last of Second Class year Fate smiled (?) upon him and he was chosen one of the boy aviator nominees. Small of stature, he has acquired a reputation for speed -it ' s always, " Hey, Zick! where you going in all the Frank Peter Pyzick wells, minnesota " Zick " " Peter " rush? ' 474 Class Soccer Q4, 1); Sub-Squad (2); Lucky Bag Staff. Now I ' ll tell vou, a man is a fool to get married, " and thus the hero of this sketch begins a line of chatter that leaves his listeners spellbound. He ' ll have you believmg him, too, or if you are in doubt he ' ll switch over to the other side and argue for it. He is versatile along that line. Either way suits Charlie, and any subject, any time, any place. The survival of the fittest has never worried Charlie. His has been a happy-go-lucky life, and he early took to the philosophv of that immortal sage and prophet, Omar Khayyam. He has let but little worry him and few things happen that he cannot take with a smile and the proverbial grain of salt. The Academics bothered Charlie at first. Math, in particular, seemed to be a dark spot in an otherwise bright world, and it was with a sigh of relief that he buried it. He does not sport any stars on his collar, but when the old punch was needed he came through with a bang. There has and always will be only one girl for Charlie. This shows that he must be easy to get along with, and that he has been lucky. Almost every day she proved she was still the O.A.O. Good luck to you! With such a girl and in the fleet where you ' ve always wanted to be, almost anything may happen. Clifton Bogart Maddox carbon hill, alabama " Charlie " " Maddie " Benjamin Francis Tompkins newberry, south carolina " Tommy " THE girl of my dreams is the sweet — est gir-rl. " Have you ever failed to hear him, but he can sing and does. Not only does he make the corridors of Bancroft Hall resound and the eardrums of his wife vibrate to the blithesome melody from reveille to taps — " This world is such a small place, and he ' s never far away " — but does he not also, bubbling over with joy, proceed far into the night? He does. Thoroughlymodern and has ideas on everything from the brand of ' cigarettes a man of taste should smoke to the settlement of the Allied War Debt. An adept fusser, has dragged Fidelity and Obedience, Springfield, Blind, Sat, and Unsat on so many occasions that he has a stand- ing in the percentage columns that is rivalled only by that of the Georgia Peach himself. It is evening and the many hardships of the day fade away into the ethereal as easily and as quietly as does the pale white smoke of Tommy ' s favorite pipe. As you gaze into those blue eyes, you can see that Tommy too is far, far, away. Of what can he be dreaming — a vine- covered cottage nestled among the foothills of dear old Dixie and the ? Yes, there is one. Listening to a eulogy of a home in words that drop from his tongue with the smoothness of oil, tinged with the balmy southern dialect, makes one philosophize on life and wonder if the great Napoleon, homeless in all his glory, was really a success. 475 John Jarvis Crane toledo, ohio " Jigji " " Ichahod " WHO is that big handsome boy over there? " This question is the invariable query of one ' s drag when she first sees him. Does he give them a second look or thought? No! He remains aloof and disdainful. But he has a very inquisitive nature when it comes to the intricacies of Art. He asked a dancer at the Follies- Bergere where she learned that dance and he has been trying to do it ever since. Besides this weakness he has a craving for extra instruction from the Executive Department. There was one month though, when he caused much sorrow m the Executive Department: he did not get a single demerit. It was such a wondrous feat that the home paper immediately elevated him to fame. Extra!! " Toledo Bov Stands One in Class. " Alas little did they know that four hundred others stood the same. It is very seldom that the Ac Departments caused him much worry. Not so much because he labored diligently but because he was naturally gifted. If vou ask him why he is so gifted he will reply that he is from Toledo. And he will laugh and laugh because he knows all along that that is not the reason. Basketball Squad ( , z); Class Basketball (2, ), Numerals Qz); Lacrosse Squad Q4, 5), Navy Numerals Q4, y). THE wild wild women, they go wild, simply wild over me. " Rudolph and Ramon are no Sheiks at all compared to our Rollo. He treats them rough and makes them like it. Sheiking isn ' t Rollo ' s only accomplish- ment. Hasn ' t he batted the Acs sufficiently hard after a poor start and an uphill battle? Here is a man who is at home where they say " poulez vous, " or " qu ' iere Usted. " His cheerful smile and his boisterous laugh make him a charming companion to even those who can ' t talk his own language as he so well demonstrated on Youngster and Second Class cruises. His playful nature was completely satisfied during his three davs in Paris where his adventures in that famous playground of the world would make the tales of the Arabian Knights seem stale. He sincerely believes that he is immune to this thing called love, but alas, ' tis he who falls last who falls hardest. Who knows when he ' ll meet his Waterloo? Besides being a Snake, Rollo is a charter member of the Radiator Club, holding the world ' s record for sitting down. Yea, verily, not upon a chair but upon the lowly radiator itself. His knowledge of the contents of the Cosmo, Red Book, Saturday Evening Post, and all the other magazines is astounding. " Hey, have you read the conclusion of the " Buc- caneers of the Bahamas? " V . Charles Roland Rohweder toledo, ohio ■■Rollo " ■■Chuck " Black N 476 WHEN Harrv first joined us Plebe summer and before he was known to most of us by name, he was spoken of as " That right guide of the Second Company who is always smiling. " And that is the way you will usually find him. Of course he gets rhino, as do the rest of us, but that condition never lasts long, especially if a letter from the O. A.O. of the moment comes. During Plebe vear he went out for football, wrestling and tennis, but what with the call of Lady Fatima, the Cosmo, and a hard battle with the Dago Department, nothing held him long. Youngster year the Acs were more friendly, so after much persuasion he eventually went out for class water polo, but he didn ' t stay long. He had found something he liked and the varsity called. Hodge is something of a Snake, but he isn ' t a fusser and he abhors tea-tights. If everyone were as easy to get along with as he, there would be no need for a League of Nations. But don ' t try to run over him. He knows what he rates and has a hundred and ninety pounds to back it up. And don ' t call him Peter. He is the best of roommates, but there is only one person who can call him that and he says it isn ' t the wife. Water Polo Squad ( ), Navy Numerals: Tr.ick Scjuad (2, ). Henry Titus Hodgskin philadelphia, pennsylvania " Hank " " Hodge " " Tite " Ralph Edward Patterson des moines, iowa " Pat " " Patricia " PAT — just Pat — from out where the good corn flows. ' Twas a long time ago, mon ami, but like Saint Paul, you ' ve fought a good fight and rightfully deserve the benefits that you will derive from it. ' Tis true that up until Second Class year you just floated along on the wings of good fortune and a rather potent line in the classroom but it seems that there must have been a fair dark damsel in the background who inspired you to a little better effort your last two years. May your years to come in the Fleet be as successful as your last two in the Academy. You were never much inclined toward athletics, Patty boy, but evidently that same subtle influence was felt Second Class year when you started to show the bovs that God gave you fists for other things than writing letters and holding the inevitable hands of bridge. You ' ve made many friends while you were with us, Pat, bv your quiet unassuming way, so the best luck that we can wish you is to see you hold your head up the way you have here, and look the world in the eye with as fearless a glance as you have done in the past. May the ladder of success have many rungs for you, my bov, and may you at last achieve your ultimate goal — the top — for we know that nothing less will satisfy vou. Adios. 477 George Wallace Foltz princeton, minnesota " George " GOSH, I ' m all tired out tonight — I can ' t bone. " This is the way our hero starts out every evening study period, and five minutes later we find him caulking copiously on his downy(?) mattress. But why should George bone? After having gone three years to the Uni- versity of Minnesota and being savvy by nature he can well afford to caulk during study periods and still stand up amongst the best of ' em in the class. But while George will never study his own lesson he will gladly give up an hour of peaceful slumber to help some wooden man get an upper hand on the Academics. He can ' t very well be called a Snake, although on several occasions Dan Cupid has been within shooting range and failed to score a hit. Any afternoon in the spring George could be found on Worden Field participating in the brutal game of lacrosse. His love for the game was not diminished in the least when, during Plebe year, his face got in the way of a lacrosse ball and left him with a huge, shining, black orb. As a true friend you can find none better. His heart ' s as big as the great open spaces from which he hails. Luck to you, George. Class Lacrosse Q4, }, 2, i); Class Bowling (2). WITH the everlasting persistency of the leech, Buck has followed his nose all these years with only a slight deviation in his path of progression. It led him through many miles of corridors in the Senate Office Building in search of an appointment; to extra cruises by request on the Severn; and last but loudest, to the expression of his musical (?) talent in the Jazz Band. Crew drew his first and lasting devotion at the Acad- emy; first as an oarsman and later, when lack of weight prevented his success in that direction, in the role of manager. Joyful, light, and always happy, Frank ' s is the spirit which bubbles up and effervesces with the exuberance of youth. The only grudge he was ever known to hold was against the unassuming and defenceless figurehead of the " Macedonian " ; and that, alas! for a too close resem- blance to his own physiognomy. To outdo his brother, to be a big strong crew man, to go on leave and to always return; these are his ambitions. Judge him not harshly, but lightly — as he is. Cretv Squad ( , f); Assistant Manager (2); Manager ( ); Class Crew (2); Jazz Band ( 4, 5,2, ); Black N . 478 SSiwitoi " John Franklin Walsh washington, district of columbia " Buck " " Macey " WHERE you from, Mister French? " " ' Near New Haven, sir. " Thus would our little Louey set at rest the curiosity of the bold Upper Classmen. Charles had his Cromwell, Caesar his Brutus, and Eaton had his appetite. Elijah would have turned green with envy at Eaton ' s christening, for no other name could have carried as great prophetic truthfulness. In spite of his failing, however, Louey never exceeded the " perfect thirty-six, " although he possesses the well-known jollity of a man of much greater proportions. No matter how far from the Academy was Louey in body, his heart was always back in dear old Annapolis, or at least near there. No one who knew him would commit the indiscretion of asking his whereabouts on the week-ends. The Mess Hall saw very little of him on the Sabbath; but oh, those tales of chicken dinners! Wherever there was hilarity, Louey would be found. He was not, on the other hand, one who put pleasure before business, and for this reason we have hopes of some day seeing him occupy a niche in the Hall of Fame. Manager Bowling Team ( ); Class Bowling (2, i); Class Football (4). Louis Eaton French SHELTON, CONNECTICUT Arthur George Stanford west haven, connecticut " Doc " " Art " I AM going to bone. This stuff is fruit if you just put a little time on it. " But Time ' s moment of inertia is great, and Doc has not always starred. Before entering the Academy Doc spent two years at Yale and as a result of the foundation laid there he has never suffered much from Academics. Moreover old Eli presented us with a generous friend and a mixer of worth as has been proved to us on various occasions. We will never forget the little singsong that Doc used to lead on the Second Class cruise. It is not known whether Doc singled out Spike or whether Spike singled. out Doc but the fact remains that in him Spike found one of his hardest hitting proteges. We wonder if his footwork in the ring has influenced that mean hoof of his on the dance floor. Seldom is there a hop which he does not attend, sporting the official badge of the Hop Committee, with all the debonair grace of the " Connecticut Yankee. " Boxing Squad Q4, 2), Navy Numerals Q2); Class Soccer (2), Numerals; Class Representative (5); Hop Committee (2); Glee Club 0, 2). 479 Henry Thornton Dietrich piqua, ohio " Dete " AA-A-A-AW HUM. Say was that late blast? " With this usual moan, our original Arrow Collar Ad begins the strenuous trials of daily routine. In the sporting world his much heralded fame comes from holding all Academy caulking records, and recently bettering the intercollegiate record for endurance. Would you suspect it? His modest, quiet exterior conceals a strain of romance so well that few would guess that this same chap surpasses the most amorous Don Juan of Elinor Glynn ' s spicy concoctions. He has parried his line with the nobility of Belgium; and not satisfied with leaving a score of weeping hearts in sunny France, he has often proved himself the prize of surprises to a number of bulky but inevitable blind drags. His ready wit and fluent line have reflected credit on his favorite organization and have won him a regular berth in the Radiator Club. Soon after entering, this son of Piqua found that his build was best adapted to a radiator or a bed and has taken his workouts accordingly. Conse- quently his fellow men tind that no horseshoe fest is complete without him. Having the mind of a scholar and the traits of a good fellow, Dete is well equipped to enter the outside world and to come across with the goods. " Let ' s eat. " Class Lacrosse (. , 5); Class Track ( 4, 5). THE only thing we know about Hattiesburg is that it ' s Ben ' s home podunk. Why he chose a naval career is more than a mystery, even to himself. It must have been nothing more than an impulse that drew him from his native haunts and installed him as one of the pamp- ered pets. It cannot be said that he is savvy, nor that he is wooden. However, it suffices that the Acs have never gained a decision, despite the call of the lonely Cosmo, and his ready response to the ever present call of Mor- pheus. During Youngster year he became a member of the Radiator Club, and year by year has more hrmly secured his standing therein. This, however, only increased the work for the postman, for fem ncs may come and go but still he is the main support of the Post Office Department. In spite of having an unexplainable leaning to the submarine service he is perfectly normal and consistent. So consistent in fact that he missed nothing in Paris or Lisbon that the well-informed midshipman sees. In the future on being asked if 1 knew Admiral Paschal I shall say, " Knew him? Of course, I endured his puns for four years little thinking the greatness they represented. " 480 Joe Bennett Paschal hattiesburg, mississippi " Ben " RHODE ISLAND proved to be coo small a state to - hold a chap with such aspirations, so Doug decided to join the pampered pets. His pet ambition is to retire at a ripe old age, with gold braid up to his elbows. Doug is just wild about the deep blue sea and all the little " psyches " therein. He is seldom seen in the first section of anything except the duty squad, but the Ac Department always loses out in the monthly struggle, leaving our hero among those still present and voting. Snake? — Well, not promiscuous- ly. However, he believes in clinging to the girl from Baltimore and is one of our best authorities on being in love. Mail? — Say! When sorting mail the M.C.s always arrange it in two piles, one for Gladding and one for the rest of the deck. Doug missed his daily letter once and was practically unconscious for the next 14 hours. Then, there is always that weekly box of chow from home with those pies and cakes that Mother makes, which help to allay that gnawing hunger between slums, and which have been the salvation of many a starving M.C. on the long afternoon watch. Having accepted that little blue book as his bible, Doug seldom experiences the thrill of hearing his name broadcast in the morning announcements. However, figures don ' t lie and it is our prediction that the Navy will be none the worse for having Doug in it. Douglas Victor Gladding newport, rhode island " Doug Chester Baird Graham buffalo, new york " Bim " " Cbet " FROM " New York State " came Bim, all eager to get into white works and be a naval officer. That was some time ago, but he ' s still here, and at last has achieved his boyhood ' s ambition. There were moments of doubt in the four long years: once Princeton nearly got him, but with a West Coast Cruise and aviation in sight, he decided to give the Navy one more chance. Then Nav came along. He became interested in star sights and Venus ' lower — er, and in reductions to the meridian and sun lines, and now he ' s simply got to be a navigator. Won ' t be happy till he gets it. Starting his Academy career in embryo Five Striper fashion, he soon realized the error of his ways. And as the years rolled by, Bim became less and less reg and finally downright non-reg to the point of opening his Frst Class year by winning his Black N. Being almost a Red Mike and something of a savoir, Bim has had a fairly serene and untroubled career: neither women nor Academics ever put a wrinkle in his brow. The mi nor troubles, the pricks and slams of fortune — these he has managed to laugh off. The boy is a fine bowler, an amateur cross-country runner, an excellent bridge player, and a good pal. It ' s just as well Princeton didn ' t get him after all. Black N . 481 Robert Beaman Ellis salisbury, north carolina " Bob " " Slim " I ' M a Tarheel born and I ' m a Tarheel bred. " " I ' ll bet Carolina beats Virginia in football this year. " Bob is one of the proud sons and most ardent supporters of the " Old North State " and you know something is wrong when he ' s not talking about the beauties, both natural and feminine, of North Carolina. His greatest ambition since he has been in the Acad- emy has been to be first baseman on the Varsity and he has worked hard to realize this. As a pastime he has become a follower of the fistic art. Bob is well-known and well-liked throughout the Academy. He has gained many friends along the way in all classes. His greatest enemy has been the Math Department and they have waged many a battle since Plebe year. However, when the day came to bury Math, Bob was still on top and had thrown it for a fall. " Well, who are you in love with this time? " After every leave there is a different answer, and Bob is always in love with someone, although he has never developed into a real snake at the Academy. But on leave — just watch his smoke. " Any mail? Where did you hide my letter? " " That ain ' t no boy, that ' s a man! " Baseball Squad (_4, }, 2, ), Class Boxing (2, ). JUST take a look at him! Read ' em and weep! Words are unnecessary except as a warning. " I know, but this is dilferent. I really love this girl! " Bob is so fickle he actually forgets with whom he is in love. Of course, he doesn ' t mean any harm by it, but he just can ' t resist a girl, especially if she is good looking. He began his career as a Red Mike but his last years have found him running around like a veteran Snake. He is always falling but he always manages to get out as soon as he meets the next one. The pay of a married ensign has always been interesting to him so just watch him. This is merely a sideline, however, and one of his minor achievements. He has been a hard and consistent worker in crew and in football and has made many friends both on and off the squads. He is also the possessor of a melodious voice and lends his spare time to the Glee Club and the Choir. Bob and the Academics have been good friends from the start and he has maintained a goodly supply of velvet without over-exerting himself. " Hey! Where are you going with vour reefer and over- shoes on? " Football, B-Squad( ), 2, }; Creu ' Squad ( 4, f); Glee Club Q4, }, 2, ); Choir Q4, ), 2, ). 481 Robert Burns Pirie lincoln, nebraska " Bob " " Red " HERE he is, the youngest man in the class; but Allen has aged rapidly during his short sojourn with Uncle Sam and is the proud possessor of much worldly knowl- edge. Plebe summer the newcomers all wondered why that tall fellow didn ' t get white work trousers long enough, but the laundry seems to have made Allen the point of many a joke. He misses the women and the women miss him. But when he makes leave — yes, that rosy Southern complex- ion and wavy black hair, to say nothing of the line, have captured many a fair damsel. The Glee Club and Choir have even been blessed with that smiling countenance. In fact, he says that he never did mind getting out of drill on Saturday morning. Studies have never held much sway over our hero ' s life. Velvet has always been easy to gather and his library consists of much more inspiring literature than text books. One might even be able to find a Cosmo among his effects. Never a worry, never a care, but when anything happens he ' s always there. " Oh! Hurry up and come down to our room, the pipe ' s bursted. " Choir Q4, }, 2, i); Glee Club Q, _j, 2, ). Allen Mauzy Kemper danville, virginia " Slim " " Morvicb " John Lonnie Rhodes, Jr. jasper, plorida " Dusty " SAY, what ' s that kid hanging around here for? " This was the remark, or at least the thought, that greeted Lonnie as he waited in front of the Administra- tion Building on 14 June, 1912.. Dusty donned uniform and became a man outwardly, for he is, and always will be, a kid at heart. His youth didn ' t make any difference to the Crabs, not to mention his acquaintances in cities European — in fact, it has been rather an asset. Dustv did the " chlorine " stunt in the Musical Club show Plebe year. At first he could not decide what sport to star in, nearly going out for wrestling Second Class year, but he finally found one to his liking and has stuck to it perseveringly — the sub-squad. Florida and the South is his religion — he lives it and talks it and seems to believe it himself. One of his favor- ite jokes is trying to scare us into believing he is going to submit his resignation. To be sure, he did actually put it in at the end of Second Class cruise, but changed his mind (he often does that) and retrieved it from the Exec ' s office. Then he tacked it up on his bookshelf — said it kept the blues away. That ' s our Dusty. A young man of rare versatility, a winning personality, and as full of pep as the proverbial dynamo. His friends number legion. Musical Clubs (4); Sub-Squad (l), z); Lucky Bag Staff (2, ). 48} DwiGHT Merle Agnew PREDERICKSTOWN, OHIO ?;f " " E ' s " AGGIE lived in the " " Buckeye " state before he decided to descend upon the Naval Academy and there im- press the boys on the number of good things to be had in Ohio. A glance at each hop would have proved that as a reptile he was no mere garter snake, but a full-grown rattler. His weakness for the fairer sex was best shown bv his miniature which bears six notches and — never again. Dragging blind once sufficed, for since that mem- orable date he has never cast eyes in any other direction. Christmas leave, of that year, found him at full speed ahead for Pittsburgh. On his return many weird tales were heard; one was that he was on the water wagon forever. Academically, he wasn ' t a savoir; but he managed to fool the departments during four years, though Math gave him a rockv road for two and a half of them. Be- cause of this, his athletic ability was curbed. However, he managed sometimes to give the class boxing team a lift in their quest for victories. His favorite and most profitable diversion was arguing. Thus was he always entitled to a seat of honor by the radiator. His ability developed on the radiator was not all in vain, for to argue a W.O. out of forty demerits required skill and tenacity unparalleled. These characteristics are very prominent, especially when there is food about. Class Boxing Q4, 5). L A NATURAL born Snake with the instincts of a Red Mike. Can you imagine a man so hardened to the charms of women that he was filled with ennui when a charming blind drag joined the throng of victims and wrote him ten specials in the ensuing five days? Can you picture one to whom the light that lies in woman ' s eyes holds no charm? If you can, then can you see our Gene: His even features, his flashing eyes, his heart- ensnaring smile, are but a mask that covers a heart of stone. Not a savoir and still he is not wooden (in the ways of life). We do not predict, however, that " The Society of American Electrical Engineers " will consult him on any of their more weighty problems. Nevertheless, he shows wisdom beyond his years. Coming to our midst from the Sunny Southland, he followed its traditions by picking a lazy man ' s sport. Every afternoon during the " lazy daisy " days found him among Chief Bender ' s cohorts of the diamond. In conclusion, let us ask. What ' s wrong with this picture? The only answer is, " nothing " ; for even the daily mails have been choked by tributes to his charms. Class Baseball Q4); Baseball Squad ( j, 2, ), ANA (j); Reception Committee (2, ); Class Football ( 4, ). 484 Eugene Simon Karpe delhi, louisiana " Fish " 1 i=i COMMODO e OLIVEli HAZARD TEXi{Y LAKE ERIE I780-1819 ( From the -portrait by J arils ' ) I %. ( [ BRUNO is known everywhere; not notoriously, not famously, but as one of those typical New Joisey boys. When he signed his name in the Navy ' s big book, little did he realize just what was to follow the pomt of his pen. Some of his qualities soon broke through in the form of a lacrosse stick and later, a football. Everyone looked on in spontaneous ecstasy while he handled that stick, and while he checked off the white lines with the hide of a swine tucked under his arm. Bruno delighted in summer cruises, especially those which took him to ports of Holland and France. The Dutch canals were built for transportation purposes, but he would not believe this until he tested their capacity as pools. As for France — enough said!! As a Red Mike he failed, for dragging, and especially the blind kind, |ust seemed to fit in with his nature. Girls are awfully nice, and they just couldn ' t be kept away from him. " Say, Bruno! " — as the door bangs wide open — " can you do the Math probs? " " Haven ' t tried, but I will. " Football Squad (2, i). Block N; Football, B-Squad ( 4, f). Block Numerals; Class Swimming Q4, j, 2, ), Numerals; Lacrosse Squad Q4, 5, 2, ), LNT N , Captain ( ).• Company Representative (5, 2); Class President ( ), Hop Committee (2); Board ol Directors, N. A. C. A. ( z). Donald Grieve Albertson westwood, new jersey " Bruno " " Al " Ralph Sperry Clarke watertowtsj, new york " Sperry " " R. S. " NOW, when I was in London. " " What, only a package, a photograph, and three letters? " " Thejuice? Sure, you see it ' s this way. " That was Ralph, the wife, better known as Sperry; and only to the select few — better known. Watertown lost a valuable citizen, when Ralph signed a life contract in Uncle Sam ' s Navy. What a wonderful home-builder he would have been; earnest, temperate, persevering and truthful, with the true home lover ' s appreciation of a fireside — far from the cares that are — and a thorough knowledge of the home and its upkeep, learned in his four year course, under the supervision of the W.O. ' s, and the wife. Sperrv always took part in various and sundry sports, sang in the choir, and was a distinguished world traveler. " ' Twas on mv second European tour that I met some of the most famous actresses of the time. " The only fear for this he-vampire, besides his Army- Navy football game celebrations and his love of tea- fighting, is that he will become a sea lawyer — due to his ability to end an argument with a very well turned phrase from his fertile brain. Sperry ' s one impediment in this line, however, was the pronunciation of " chrysan- themums, " which he will no doubt change — someday. Class Lacrosse Q4, f). Block Numerals ( ); Lacrosse Squad (2, i). 4S5 Nathaniel Charles Barker memphis, tennessee ■■Nat " WHEN Uncle Sam called this natty Tennessean from childhood diversions of spoofing the ladies, to that of fooling the Academic Departments (where squalls and heartaches were quite as frequent), we did not dream that our humorous talkative Nat would become one of our oldest inhabitants. His unusual zeal has kept him in evervthing. Not content with mediocrity, he became an expert at special examinations, a kind of fourth round with the Powers That Be, and found himself in demand at the Executive Department ' s Saturday entertainments. He experimented with fire escape systems, and took up track with the idea of going places and leaving them in a hurry. His enthusiasm keeps him still in the center of things, but now Nat is seldom found far from the straight and narrow path. A winning personality gains manv hearers for long lectures, on this and other subjects, ranging from life and Psychology, passing gently over his weakness the weaker sex, and including books, strange lands, and " Memphis Tenn-o-see suh. " His pictures of twenty years later are particularly vivid. If he starts one of you be careful; somehow thev end: " and tell us another bedtime story, Daddy! " Track Squad Q, }, 2, ), Numerals (2); Class Boxing (;j, ); Class Soccer (4, ). UNLUCKILY for Buck the doctors sensed a heart afflicted with hysterisis and sent him home for recuperation at the middle of his Second Class year — ' 15 being the loser. To those who knew him the case was diagnosed as a heart lost on leave. However, after half an hour in an office he returned and said, " This office work is all right but stick to the Navy. " His hobby is golf, his diversion women. Ugly women, beautiful women, good women, in fact — he can ' t hold them back. His curly locks, Redfern figure (not an adv.) and heavy line, all working in harmony have made manv a drag return home to turn down the town mayor. He, himself, though not unaffected by said scrimmages with Cupid, maintained a constant state of equilibrium and developed only a greater technique. Buck was not only a gentleman but a good friend. No matter the discussion he was a willing entrant and always slept well between events. He was never known to miss a meal, for to gain weight was one of his greatest aspira tions — his demand for more butter being para- mount at each meal. Two thousand six hundred years ago Aesop said: " A snake is no stronger than his weak- est link, " and this man Fountain is some golfer. Class Basketball (. , f); Class Baseball (. , ;j). 486 Francis Fremont Fountain chicago, illinois ■■B ck " WHAT ho! The Duke— the Duke it is. Truly there was never the likes of him seen before. The world has long since bowed to mighty man; and brute strength always will awe us poor mortals, who live but to worship our heroes. Lionel Strongfort is but a Police Gazette ad beside our mighty Harry. The gym authorities and our popular magazine, " Life, " recognized and honored his superiority— he was even given a position on the mythi- cal Ail-American team; Bernstein of Navy! But where is our Henry now? Poor Henry lies dormant! His spect acular battles with the Academics seem to have come to a sad end. His fondest hopes are blasted. His air castles tumble down about his head. That will to win — that final punch is gone — gone forever. And a red-headed woman was the cause of it all! She left our Adonis out in the cold, his spirits broken. And the only thing which can arouse that flickering spark of ambition slumbering in his breast, is the Juice Department. But you know the old story: " If you see a dark object lying beneath a tree to avoid the noon heat — watch it; if it moves, it ' s a log — if it doesn ' t, it ' s a Southerner. " Hannibal had his Alps, Mohammed his mountains, Caesar his empire, Louis Fourteenth his vanity, Tutank- amen his tomb, but Henry has the instincts. Football Sq tiad Q4, 5 Class Track (4); Gymkhana (2). z). Block Numerals (5, 2); Henry Emil Bernstein jacksonville, florida Epstein " " Bambino Charles Frederick Metzger rutland, vermont " Charlie " SHADES of Themistocles! What have we here? A combination of Einstein and Schopenhauer. The Navy took upon itself a difficult task when it opened its fold to such a unique specimen. Charlie emerged from the mountains of Vermont with the feeling that he knew all there was to be known. Boning was unknown to this savoir who considered text books as a necessary evil prescribed by the regulations. Say, when it comes to argument he snows them all under. A second Webster with a vocabulary that would make an English Prof start boning again. Ever since standing two in Math, one month Second Class year, Charlie has adopted a policy of Ltisse:i-faire. The boy who invented water cooled slipsticks! Well, when this wizard starts manipulating this instrument of mathe- matical warfare, stand clear, and open the windows. Charlie was immune from the snares of the fairer sex and seldom dragged, but when he did the girl always left — a better dancer. He was a good friend who was always willing to give help to those in distress, even giving extra instruction to the Math Profs. " Say, this place is fruit. I haven ' t done a solid hour ' s boning a day yet. " " Gee! I ' m in rotten condition. Guess Til have to knock off skags. " Class Basketball (. , 5, 2), Numerals; Class Track Q4). 487 BiON Barnett Bierer, Jr. WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA " Pud " " By " THE illustration depicts a man of few but powerful vices. These are as powerful as his voice, which has an effective carrying quality, especially designed for use after taps. Pud ' s calling in life is indeterminate. He professes a preference for farming, is mentally qualified to be a mar- ine solicitor, and his golden locks could secure him a lasting place as a matinee idol, but he takes a deep and untiring interest in the profession of which he is an embryonic member. Except for a cynical suspicion which he held for the Dago Department, few were as zealous as he in the pursuit of knowledge of things maritime, and in the education of Plebes along similar lines. This rival of Adonis is a potential Sheik of the first order. But never has he condescended to use his wiles. Not yet has he been aroused. Pud is strangely quiet on the subject of women individually; and is a bit more talkative about them as a class. He will hold forth for hours on the subject of farming as an aid to agriculture, or the most approved method of shooting ashes, moor- ing ship, or making Java on the signal bridge. In spite of his professed desire to beat his sword into a ploughshare, Pud loves the salt of the sea more than the salt of the soil. Class Basketball Qz); Class Football (2); Class Track (5, 2). EVERY man in the Navy is famous for some special accomplishment; and Willie is not the exception that proves the rule. When it came to getting to forma- tion, with a delayed start, before the bugler gave his little toot he had us all beaten hollow. The bell often caught him in the midst of a shower; but the speed with which he left it and hopped into his trou and shoes, grabbed his blou and collar, and streaked it to formation would turn any fireman green with envy. The man who said that the pun was the lowest form of humor would have his hands full proving this to Bill, for he is a pun artist of the first water and no one has yet gotten the better of him in an argument. He has disappointed us in only one particular: He gave promise Plebe year of becoming one of Navy ' s greatest Snakes and, although he attends nearly all of the hops, he has not yet lived up to our expectations. That rhino feeling which he often brought back from the hops did not gibe with Plebe year impressions. Class Track ( , 2); Class Lacrosse ( 4); Class Football (4, 2); Lucky Bag Staff. William Lee Pryor, Jr. washington, district of columbia " Willie " " Bill " SINCE the day Jim left the wilds of Flatbush, he sin- cerely tried to find out what the Navy was all about. Of course he erred on a few occasions, such as saluting Jimmy Legs, and taking personal pride in a Plebe ' s education; however, by doing the latter he increased his sea service — making a four months Second Class cruise. Youngster cruise Jim learned about the Navy, while during Second Class cruise he sought a broadening edu- cation ashore. This education went far beyond his expectations. Jim went out for crew, and, although very light. Youngster year found him stroking the Junior Varsity. In the fall the lure of the radiator did not prevent him giving the Soccer fans a treat and eating training table chow. Jim insists that he is a Red Mike but there are some better informed. Though he cheated the drags at the hops he certainly gave them a treat while on leave. However, he maintains he has the best O.A.O. that ever existed. She is his mother. " Well, there ' s formation! Trou, blou, shoes and hat, clean collar and cuffs. " Class Soccer Q, 3), Numerals (4, j); Soccer Squad (2, ), Block Numerals (2, i); Creiv Squad {4, 5, 2, ), ANA Block Numerals; Black N . James Theodore Brewer brooklyn, new york " Jim " " Whiskey " Frederick Carl Stelter, Jr. seymore, indiana " Fred " FRED ' S home is now in Indiana but he came to us from Camp Pike ' way down in Arkansas. Our hero is a pebble off the Little Rock and a big pebble, too— ask him! A triple threat man; sports, ship squad, and — no not studies — a devil with those who know not the difference between an auto-strop and a Gillette. From Youngster year e ' en to the last June Ball he shuffled his regulation patent leathers with the best of the terpsi- choreans. Breaking hearts, however, is Fred ' s only easy job. His will-to-vvin and stick-to-it-iveness brought the other accomplishments. From the earliest hours of Plebe summer, Fred indulged in sports which resulted in a three letter man in class athletics and a berth on the varsity baseball squad. The authorities learned of this good man and heaped upon him new laurels. Namely: a Black N and sundry stars. Oh! that glorious September on the Reina! " Come on, fellows, have a heart and turn in. " The Ac Department did its worst but Fred was al- ways on top. Not a brilliant student but then, you know, always at the finish. Class Football (4, }, 2, ), Numerals (5, 2); Class Basketball 0, 2), Numerals Qf); Class Baseball (4, 2), Numerals (. ); Baseball Squad (5), Block Numerals (i); Ring Dance Committee; Company Representative ( ); Black N . 489 Vincent Baldwin Burchett philadelphia, pennsylvania " Birdie " HA ' ING read of the dark-skinned cannibals of the South Sea Islands, and the adventures attached t o them, our Birdie became an enthusiastic recruit for that band called " Rovers of the Sea. " He desired to serve his country to the best of his ability and yet sail the Seven Seas in quest of adventures. Having been appointed from Pennsylvania he entered among the first of us. He was shy and unassuming, and took his life here without a whine or whimper. It wasn ' t long after Ac year began that he molded himself into one of God ' s sea-faring men. Academics annoyed him the least; for to catch him enveloped in his studies was phenomenal. He was blessed with the faculty of assimilating his studies by only being exposed to them. He was a charter member of the Sub-Squad, and was its trustee for three consecutive years. His social activities were somewhat limited. He had mighty intentions. We always knew he wanted to give the girls a treat; but a ripe moment could never be found. So he has remained — the proverbial Red Mike. To be a good officer, one isn ' t merely a capable mariner but also a gentleman. Since our " Cherub " finds both indispensable, another he-man is ready to join the ranks as an officer. But whether Fate binds him to a life at sea or not, we are convinced that a man, upright and depend- able, has gone out to search for adventure-lore. Football, B-Squad ( 4, , 2, 7), Block Numerals (j, 2, ). IT was late in the summer of 192.2., when this aspirant left a farm in Nebraska, and wandered east to find out if there really was an ocean here. He was initiated into the Third Company the day he entered and he has been seeking revenge ever since. His simplicity and sense of humor enabled him to get away with running the rest of the boys who were not so sim ple. The only trouble he found with the Academy was the All-Academics and they did not worry him very much. A man of his mental calibre doesn ' t worry about sub- jects — it wouldn ' t do any good. As far as the fairer sex were concerned, he was quite the heart-breaker and he was continually searching for new worlds to conquer. His particular field during leave was Washington and a detailed account would be beyond the scope of this work. He was sufficiently amused, however, and there were never any indications that his affairs ever actually reached a serious stage. His lightness of spirit and mind make him acceptable to any company anci assure one of many laughs while in his presence. Compatriots at the table: " What State is Mr. Griggs from. Mister? He ' s a sheep-farmer, vou know. " Plebe: " Oh, must be Nebraska, Sir. " Class I-oothall (4, f); Sub-Squad (,4, }■, 2); Gytnkhana (. , 2). 490 Gale Emerson Griggs hastings, nebraska " Gale " WHERE ' S my letter? " Thus we were greeted each morning and never did we have any peace until " Dick ' s letter " arrived. Dick is one of those quiet, unassuming chaps, who doesn ' t have much to say, but what he does say amounts to something. Since Youngster year he has lived a life comparatively free from cares and worries, because he had made the great decision and his soul was at rest. He was face to face with a grave and serious problem; one beside which Math, Skinny and Steam dwindled to insignificance. Could he have solved it bv any of the various mathematical processes, it would not have presented the least difficulty. But to which of those three should he give his miniature? How he reached his deci- sion he never revealed, but a glorious Sep leave, in the hills of dear old Maine, assured him that she was the only one. He is a firm supporter of the theory that an Ensign ' s pay is sufficient for two. As one of his talents is ability to prove anything he believes, we may expect him to achieve even the impossible. If Dick could have a paradise, the specifications would be simple: A moonlit stream, a summer night, near a little New England town — a canoe — and ! Class Lacrosse (. , f); Class Water Polo (;j). Numerals (;j). Richard Southwick Burr augusta, maine " Dick " " Aaron " Charles Jonathan Whiting winthrop, maine " Charlie " SAY, Charlie my boy, how do you work this Prob? " " How should I know? I ' ve studied this as long as you have; but wait just a minute, I ' ll show you how. " And then came a long discussion with the answer still in doubt. Do I give the impression that Charles was the star man of our alley? I hope I have not misled you for Charlie was a regular attendant at extra instruction. It was not because he did not study, for he is a very conscientious person and many a long evening he spent pondering over such weighty subjects as Math, Juice, Steam, Seamanship, Dago, and others too numerous to mention. However, Charles never failed to adorn the monthly tree in something, nor yet did he fail to pull sat before the end of each term. Charles did not fall, yet he wasn ' t a Red Mike or a woman hater. After a year of gazing over the balconv in Dalghren Hall on Saturday evenings, Charlie started Youngster year off right — dragging to the verv first hop. She was a blind drag to be sure, but a drag. Henceforth he never failed to grace a hop with his presence; some- times alone, but oftener with some fair lady. " Charlie, you ' ve been a good wife to me. One would go a long way before finding a more generous, kind- hearted, all ' round good fellow than you. So here ' s to you Charlie my bov! and may good luck go with vou. " Si b-Squad Q}, 2). 491 Spencer August Carlson marshfield, oregon " Sivede " HEY, Swede! — it ' s your bid. " " Well, don ' t rush me — three Clubs! " Then the Coo ' s Bay bridge shark is off, with a horse- shoe in each of his non-reg pockets. He always needed them, considering what he tries to get away with — and usually does. In fact, the only time he was known to have really missed any objective, was the night of the Army game Second Class year. According to his story that was no fault of his. If you want to know anything, from the methods of hauling lumber on the west coast, to the solution for the 675rd prob — ask Swede. He is a perfect mine of information on every subject except the ways and means of handling the dangerous sex. When that subject is brought up, he sits back and listens so intently, that one feels that when his time comes, he will be able to take advantage of the mistakes of others, and get some positive action. At present, he is contented with a de- sultory correspondence, which is not serious, for he never puts any of his letters away for the future reference which is so dear to the hearts of the fallen. " Hey, Swede — what ' s the lesson about? " Class Lacrosse Q, f); Lacrosse Squad (2). FRANK the savoir, Frank the politician, ever blithe and carefree, young, handsome and audacious, a lover of art, literature and music, a constant lover with his own ideas about marryin ' . . . Frank, our bottle- scarred veteran. That he would rather sleep than eat was shown on the " Y, " when he slept through supper in the very midst of the voracious mob. It is said that he was found at Versailles on the third day of his trip to Paris, when someone, admiring the almost lifelikeness of a statue, awoke him in prodding it. Frank ' s sins are few, even as his hairs. He is an ardent devotee of the aromatic weed, which habit has caused him to spend no little of his time in the exercise provided by the semi-weekly bear hunt or in solitary cogitation on things disciplinary. An organizer of parts, a golfer of no mean ability, a leader of the Bridge pact, conversant on many themes, and known on occasion to talk all night; few have been so helpful, so unfortunate in being caught up for every infraction of regulations, so fullv awake to everything about him, or so loyal to the few he has chosen to be his friends as has Frankie Carmodius. Gymkhana (2); Class Track (2); Expert Kifletnan; Black N. 491 Francis Xavier Carmody brooklyn, new york " Frank " HABIT, according to Swift, makes our actions exact, then sets them. Hubby formed the habit of being unsat Plebe year and spent his next three years in setting it. Once, he stayed sat during the latter half of Young- ster year; however, his old habit was not to be denied, the change only worried Carp, so never again (except at the ending of each term) was he sat. How did he stay in? There ' s the mystery; where there ' s a will there ' s a way and our fair voung ' enus certainly had a will and a way with the Ac Department. Hubby always wondered why he wasn ' t born rich instead of so good-looking. He really thinks he leads a dog ' s life, but just try and get rid of him. There is but one thing that would get him out of the Navy and she is in thedark past. Omar Khayam was right, according to him, and especially the Thou part; but who the Thou is, in this case, we have never been able to find out. Our fair sailor lad has never really been determined about his selections, and his marcelle has yet to be dis- turbed over any ONE. Mais, qui saif. Some other day, some other girl. Such things have happened! Some far off day we expect to hear Hubby talking to his grandchildren: " Now when I was a Plebe — they trained the football team on raw beef. " William Hubbard Carpenter new york, new york " Hubby " " Carp " Fred Louis Haerlin newark, new jersey " Fred " " Nero " SCENE One: A lone mid is sitting in Bankrupt Hall ferociously trying to bone. Outside, and getting closer, is heard a raucous noise, " There ' s a bright shining light guiding me home tonight! " and the door opens showing a stocky, wiry-haired, happy looking, youth. Mid at the table looks up with a hurt expression, " For God ' s sake! Nero, learp all the words and then carry that tune outside and bury it. " ' Twas ever thus. Our young satellite from the wilds of Joisey had a peculiar affinity for that one line and just couldn ' t refrain expressing it. Never worrying, never bothering to study much, nor having a care about anything, he went through his four years with a broad grin. The Sub-Squad was tire- some, especially when he wanted to be over on Lawrence Field showing the Chief how to catch and knock home runs (April 15, 192-5). " Say, Carp! I think the Chief is going to start me in the next game because he told me today that I was the only man he knew who could stretch a home run into a double. " " Get out of here and let me study. Can ' t you see I don ' t know anything about this Juice? " Baseball Squad Q, 3, 2, ), ANA (. , i), N (2, j). 493 h Robert William Cavenagh cleveland, ohio " Bob " " Car " CAV spent a year at Oberlin College before entering the Academy. Early in his career as a midshipman, he won the good will and respect of his classmates. His dignity and reserve marked him as a gentleman, while his pleasant disposition and unfailing sense of humor made his friendship a pleasure. " I ' ve an idea. If I could only work it out! How ' s this sound to vou? " A good many of Bob ' s ideas were terminated on a drawing board and later found themselves in the Log. His accomplishments do not manifest themselves only in ink and paint, but in the realm of music as well. For two years he played the piano in the orchestra, and lent his skill to make more than one Musical Club show a suc- cess. Conscientious effort and study have removed any difficulties the Academics have offered, and have placed him well toward the top in the class. Youngster cruise he showed the usual eagerness for working-parties. Second Class cruise he was often seen on deck coaching the Youngsters on the fine points and in the technique of holystoning. As an athlete Cav has done his share. It is said that the necessary requisites for a crew man are a strong back and a weak mind. After three years on the crew squad. Bob maintains that of these requirements, he has the weak mind anyway. Crew ( 4, }, 2, ); Orchestra (i, 2, ); StarQ4). WHO knows the Golden Text today? Here! Can ' t you boys behave? " Wrestling is an asset to a Sunday School teacher; for it takes a powerful man to get the first hold-down on a couple of Navy juniors with a Bible in one hand, and catch paper airplanes with the other. Of such is the kingdom of one John Littig. When he became a candidate Navy stock took a rise and has been soaring ever since. He is one of the products of which Iowa is proud. An early longing for the sea was aroused by association with billowing fields of corn. John ' s lofty ambition will doubtless merit him a seat with the gods, and his stick-to-itiveness will keep him there. Since entering the Academy he has consistently fol- lowed athletics, and stood well in his studies. During Youngster year and the suitiiner cruise he showed his ability as a wrestler. The next season found him repre- senting Navy in his weight. Although not a persistent fusser, John has shown his usual consistency in 4.0 quantities. And it ' s probable that he won ' t requisition his Admiral ' s stripes as a bachelor. Wrestling Squad Q4, _j, 2, ), Block N (2); Scouting Fleet Medal (2, 1); Football, B-Sqiiad (. , , 2, ). 4y4 John Stansfield Littig iowa city, iowa " John " STRANGERS who caught a glimpse of the rogue ' s gallery on the inside of Bay ' s locker door, invariably drew the wrong conclusion. He maintained a dilatory correspondence with the girls pictured there merely to insure the backwash of letters and fudge. Oh, he dragged occasionally, found it a work-out, swore that it was the last time — and dragged again the next month. The Mess Hall iDoasted of an aristocracy of gourmets among whom he was determined to be numbered. He inhabited the B-squad training table in the fall, the water polo table in the winter, and spent the rest of the year figuring out a method of keeping his place as star- boarder. Walter Camp didn ' t lose any sleep over him; but the sport which he can ' t play has yet to be invented. Spare time? No, because he could busy himself with so many things — cat-boats, half-raters, books, and, as a last call, a game of cards. A bag of apples always came back from town with him. It is certain that if he had ever been restricted to the yard, he would have sent out a rush order for a barrel of them. " You know, this wouldn ' t be a bad place if it weren ' t for the Academics. So I ' m bilging am I? Well, boy, I ' m savvy, and I ' ve a point or two velvet from last month anyway. " Football B-squad Q4, }, 2, i). Block Numerals (i, - ' , ); Class Track Q4, 5, 2, ); Water Polo Squad Q , 2, 7), Numerals (5, 2). Alexander Br. bson Cecil millersburg, indiana John Almon Strother montclair, new jersey " R« " THE sea and ships have ever held a stronger attrac- tion, for this lad, than the wiles of ye modern Cleos and Salomes. Two summer cruises, on merchant ships, whetted his appetite for a naval career, during which time he was found taking the greatest interest in all subjects pertaining to the sea. However, from the diver- sity of subjects which he reads, one would say that he would make a good walking dictionary of curious facts; culled from Timothy Titcum ' s Advice to Young People, to treatises on high finance. Red is the one and incorrigible Red Mike. He does not drag, neither does the girl back in Podunk send pink letters every day — there is no O.A.O. This boy was an exponent of the joy and bliss of bachelorhood, at least during Midshipman days. He did admit that perhaps, some day, provided the right one should cross his path and provided that he does not remain in the service, he might venture on that great sea of nine letters begin- ning with m and ending withj. Class Football (. , 5, ' Class Basketball Q4, ; Class Lacrosse ( ); Lucky Bag; Reception Committee. 495 0; 2, ' ); Chester Lee Clement omaha, nebraska " Ches " " Dead-Eye " CHES left the Union Pacific Railway in a lurch when he decided he ' d rather be an admiral than president of that great railroad. So our hero came from out where the west begins — the land of wilds and woollies, and corn-huskies. Ches became famous pronto with his quick, mirth-provoking replies. Ask him anything; he never failed with an appropriate answer for the occasion. As a high and mighty candidate he witnessed his first Lacrosse game — a knock ' em down, drag ' em out affair. He resolved then, that should he ever be a midshipman, he would play anything but lacrosse. However, his six foot stature clamored for lots of action and lo! he wielded a wicked stick in the game. A 1.5 was not so elusive, for him, as it was for some of us, but that coveted 3.4 proved to be the " reach " just beyond his " grasp. " He narrowly missed it his first two years. Ches wouldn ' t drag blind if Cleopatra were the prize. Maybe, not unlike Methuselah, he was well versed in the ways of women, but he became a confirmed Red Mike at the Academy. " There ' s a reason " — and it isn ' t Postum. He says he is going to " Paree " again some day. Class Lacrosse (5, 2), Numerals ( ). Class Basketball (.2); Lucky Bag. I HERE is one of the most " waliant " sons of the State that produced the famous " wolunteers. " But he was lucky; for trouble started falling his way in the early months of Plebe year in the form of Acs and the Sub- Squad. He waded through the first, but alas, the deep pool was put in commission before he took that last swimming test. Dick ' s strongest point is debating, and he can make you cry " Enough " in any kind of an argument by the simple process of orating at length on the first subject that enters his mind. In view of this astonishing capacity for noise and nonsense, we feel that we can safely proph- esy that he will end up in the courts of the law. We hope on the right side of the bar. While Dick is not a hard-shelled evangelist or reform- er, he is always seeking for the light, and has, by actual count, discarded Flaming Youth in favor of the Kubyiat. If you want to get the real dope, though, just ask him about his trip to Paris. " Hey, wife! what ' s the drill? " Class Wrestling (4); Class Boxing (j, ); Class Lacrosse (2, ); Class Soccer (2, ); Wrestling Squad ( ), Numerals ( ); Lucky Bag. 496 Ward Elliott Dickey du bois, pennsylvania " Dick " " Dixie " HEY, Joe, Avei -vous iiiie match? How ' s it for a pipe of tobacco? " " Sure, help yourself. " That was Joe, the only man on the deck who always had the necessities. Although hard pressed by the All-Academics he al- ways managed to fool them. The Plebe semi-anns just about prepared him for his ticket home, but old Lady Luck stood bv. Second Class year the demon Math again rose to the occasion and left him dangling high on the tree. Then followed a long period of no movies, while he expended the ergs copiously in a last successful elfort to crash over with a 1.50 and retain his hash marks. Joe ' s one ambition was to some time keep sat long enough to push one of the wrasslers off the table. Always his answer to the question, what are you out for now? was: " the Academics, boy, the Academics. Soon as I pull sat I ' m going out; but right now the Math Depart- ment has top side. " Another of his remarkable traits was that he was a Red Mike. He broke away two or three times Youngster year, but as far as his Crabtown campaigns are concerned he lays claim to no conquests. However, the same cannot be said of his more distant communications with the fair North Carolineans. Num- erous letters, and more incriminating still, were the not infrequent boxes which manifested the effect a certain Southern middy had on the hometown belles. Siib-Sqiiad (5, 2). Joe Brice Cochran huntersville, north carolina " Joe " Seth Armstrong Shepard melmore, ohio " Shep " " Ked Eye " OHIO STATE lost a good man and Navy was the winner when Shep decided to follow the ways of the sea. The two years at State gave him a solid foundation, and the Academics have been fruit for him, with the exception of Dago. This almost proved his downfall Plebe year. However, he always managed to stay on the safe side. In Juice he is a wizard. To step up, just ask Shep. He can also give you the latest dope in Radio, as in some future time he expects to delve into the Radio world. He was always willing to assist less fortunate classmates along any line but more especially the Juice line — " Aw, ' at ' s all right. Come back again. " Shep was a charter member of the Red Mike ' s club. Only once did he break training; and for once did his Dago work perfectly. He has proved himself modest and a friend of everyone. He was always a sticker to the limit, in time of need, dividing his last sack with you. Shoot?— Well, the only thing he can ' t hit is a Dago exam. " Wake up Shep, it ' s time for formation. " Rifle Squad (. , j, 2, ), Block Numerals ( ). 497 Benjamin Scott Custer bainbridge, georgia " Ben " " General " BEN is popular with all the boys, knows ' em all, likes ' em all and is ever ready to help them in anything from love to Academics — the two extremes. He believes in the following things: (Although tabu- lated, midshipmen will not be held responsible for learn- ing them). 1. Unofficial equality of those who are gentle- men by Act of Congress, i. Ride your potential velvet. Then, when the various and sundry departments think they are going to do their bit in reducing the Navy, crash through with the old Navy fight and gyp the said over- anxious gatherings out of much enjoyment. 3. Caulking should be included in the fine arts. Ben has a mania for hops. He is always happy when he ' s in one or at one. He never missed being in one while on the various cruises nor at one while at the Academy — or elsewhere. He always dragged, circumsta nces permit- ting and conduct warranting, and he has never dragged asphalt yet — it ' s not done in Georgia. " Oh, do you know Ben? " " Sure, everybody does. " Georgia is famous for peaches, women, Ty Cobb and Ben Custer. Class Football ( 4, f); Class Track ( 4); Class Sivimtning Manager Q), 2); Director N. A. C. A. ( 2,1); Hop Coi?ii?iittee (2). THE term Big-hearted was coined to use on Doug. He gives away everything that he possesses, this includes his time and his knowledge — which he imparted liberally and without reservation. Douglas was always an active member of 2.6 ' s most popular fraternal organi- zation — the Radiator Club. Since Youngster year, when bridge became allowable, he has had few equals in that field. As a cross-word puzzle fan he is without a peer, he works ' em from reveille until taps and then dreams about ' em. And speaking of taps it was only classical music he really enjoyed. However, Douglas had his eccentricities. He could not be bribed, inveigled, or persuaded into attending a hop. He seems to have dreaded the thought of so many of the unfair sex gathered togeth- er at one time. Here we might hearken to the fables of the French, Cherchez, la Femme. Doug wrote regularly to a red- headed girl, and if we owned a photo, like the one on his locker door, hops would hold very little attraction. Athletically, he was always one of the stalwart mem- bers of the combined sub and weak-squads. He was too much of a man to stoop to rope climbing. In the Academics he was equally consistent; sometimes boning all of ten minutes on a subject; yet if anyone wanted to know how to work a prob, or didn ' t quite savvy something, they would ask Doug. He invariably knew. Everyone li kes him — judge for yourself. Douglas Harold Fox dowagiac, michigan " Doug " " De Haven ' Football B-Squaci Q4 ' ). 4y8 I EVER since the day when Zip wandered from his native swamps out into the wide wide world he has been wondering just what it is all about. Just look at that innocent expression and beware girls; for he says that the only difference between the way they do things here and the way they do things at home is that the Americans are just a little more stylish about it. He will admit, however, that, although he has been going at it since he was twelve years old, he doesn ' t know how manv hearts he has broken; and he just does it by singing to them. Don ' t ever be caught in an argument with him; for if you do, just try to get out. He will prove conclusively that you don ' t even know your own name, that there still is a Democratic Party, and anything else that he can think of in the ensuing four or five hours. But don ' t worry. Dell will have his jack, and plenty of It, salted awav while the rest of his classmates are " Boy, I ve met the only girl in the world at last. Class Boxing (j). Numerals (5); Expert Kiflemaii. Armwell Long Fooks laurel, delaware " Zif " " Delia " Rowland Haverstick Groff philadelphia, pennsylvania " Honey " " Rufus " WHAT do the girls call you. Mister? " " Honey, sir, " replied that little Plebian destroyer of women ' s hearts. And, although he is no longer a Plebe, he continues to leave devastation in his wake among the fairer sex. " Athletic? " Well, yes — when it comes to playing the flute. And he did go to the Gym once a week — when gym was the drill. Philadelphia, the proud home of needles and locomo- tives, also claims to have created Rufus. Broad Street was not only his stamping ground, but his warpath, for he has taken many scalps from its paved trails. But the warrior is talking: " Now when I was in Paris , " but we stopped him, for there the death march began as another maiden ' s prayer was answered to the tune of one more scalp at the warrior ' s belt. " Is he savvy? " The Ac Department wondered that for four long years — while he bounced from one monthly bush to another, without ever tripping or being mortally wounded by a protruding limb. His great ambition (he has thought about one a few times) is to be a salty old admiral, and to live up to all that the four stars on his flagship could suggest to him. Musical Clubs ( 4 , }, 2, ); Orchestra ( 4, f); U. S. N. A. Ten (2, ). 499 ■A W — gawaan! " That ' s just what you ' ll hear when John Hermann Gotjen, Jr. charleston, south carolina " Speed " " Chain " you try to approach this specimen of a late ambi- tious race. He doesn ' t want anyone to bother him. He is perpetually m a hop (not a social function); but he always discovers things at the last minute, and in a mad burst of speed makes hay under the fastly waning sun. " Gee! I ' d like to collect a nickel for every hour he has rested in the arms of Morpheus. " Hermann, the methodical, the believer in routine, the vivid proof of Dr. Swift ' s theory on habit, is an automaton. At the same time each day he does the same things again. Renowned for his idiosyncrasies? You bet he is. Three toothbrushes, all named, keep for his dents the whiteness of ivory. Remarkable smiles display these, as well as his good nature. Chain is most original. He is especially classical. His example of a thrilling novel is Plutarch ' s Lives, and his music must be that of Beethoven, Wagner, or Mozart. His own music, however, is that of a ' cello, upon which he has created some wailing whines entirely peculiar to himself. No, he hasn ' t a weakness for the stronger sex; but he has dragged some delicious bits of femininity. We didn ' t say he was a gourmand, but he does love his " ba— ans. " " Ma an, those ba— ans were gr— ate! " Orchestra (. ); Class Boxing (2, 7). i THE curtain rises on one of the spoiled and pampered, industriously boning — the Cosmo. He is a psycholo- gist who specializes in that particular phase of Vanity Fair. Doctor Smith spotted him at once as an English hound and decided that he would enjoy another year with his favorite subject. This served to whet his appe- tite which he partly satiated with each new Cosmo. But our lad is not only a reader. He has a scintillating smile and a gay disposition which he instills into every- one about him. These characteristics, together with a smooth flow of conversation Bennie used when he played the village Sheik and practiced his wiles upon the fairer sex. He is no athlete, leaving strenuous sports to " us brutes. " He likes a round of golf occasionally; and he built a play-house in ' enice on week-ends with his gondola and some fair victim. He believes Toledo to be the greatest town in the West — second only to Paris. You should see him there in his glory during leave, or when the caravan of the Leonard Tribe, led by our Sheik, journeys to the station to bid him good-bye. " Get married? Why, man, the best part of vour life is just starting when you get out of here. " " Oh, that ' s the bunk. " Kifle Squad Q4); Black N . 500 Edward Newton Leonard toledo, ohio " Bennie " " Eddie " As a true son of the " Hoosier " state, Fritz can name - all of its great men. He fails, however, to say why they are all from Indiana. " Sure, he ' s a good man; they are all good where I come from. ' ' It was decided during his youth that, until he became of age, he should not possess a gun. Alas, to thwart the powers of destiny, he entered the Academy and became the proud possessor of a rifle. Suddenly he turned his thoughts toward another held of achievement — trymg to fly without the use of wings. He alighted at the hospital where he anchored for the summer, coming back with a smile just in time to greet the Upper Class- men. The smile gave way to a look of meek subordination and he became a reg Plebe. Although the first impressions of Fritz ' s love for the fairer sex were very vague. Second Class year found him willmg to admit that there was a girl back home whom he cared for. Then an obstacle arose when his parents were thinking of moving south! " What ' ll I do? I can ' t be at both places at the same time! " He evidently forgot the old adage: " Where there is a will there is a way. " One of his ambitions is to try his hand at aviation. Perhaps he is contemplating the number of miles between Angola and Florida. Whatever the motive, more power to you, Fritz! Frederic August Grap angola, indiana " FriK ' John Joseph Greytak nanticoke, pennsylvania " Tony " reverberated through the IF I had my way, I ' d never grow old . ' " Oh, what a pal was . " His sweet tenor " barytone " length and breadth of the good ship Florida, and could be heard even above the din of the chipping irons. It wasn ' t until after a leave or two, however, that anyone knew what it was all about. But after viewing the tragic effect of that thirty, ten, or four days, it wasn ' t hard to guess. Any Tuesday (Thursday or Sunday): " I ' ll get a letter today, " and almost invariably he was right. If he didn ' t the effect was very marked. " What ' s the matter, Tony, no letter today? " ' " That ' s all right, I ' ll get it tomorrow, " and again he was correct. Always happy and free from care he kept the Ac Department at bay with ease. He always had a strange aversion to evening boning, and most of the 9:30 guns found him slumbering peacefully with a smile on his countenance, indicating dreams of other than Academic subjects. Aside from his one weakness, Tony is absolutely all that a man should be, and a better friend no man could want. He is proud of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania %vill be proud of him. Class Baseball Q, 5, 2, i); Class Football C4, ), i)j Sub-Squad Q4, }, 2). 501 Marshall Barton Gurney portland, maine ' Marsh " " Scaramouche " " Pirate ' HERE on earth, clutched in the intangible throes of that monstrous enemy life, we love, we dream, we aspire; while above, the Master rules the universe after his own plan. And beneath the haunting stars, we find Marsh, frantically holding his place on fate ' s ladder. As a son of old Colby he precipitated himself into the Navy, to teach us the requisites of happiness, to wit, the value of Finchley, a strong constitution — and his latest approved methods of - - yes, sure!! The pearlv gates loom on the horizon and the fragrance of orange blossoms is wafted on the breeze; cheerio! This world is large; ' tis only one atom of the universe, yet I believe it is large enough to hold him, unless, per- chance, his desires and his virtues, o ' erleap themselves. Tra-la dull care. I pass this way but once. Be-gone Des- tiny. I will have none of thee! Chryseis, I come to put Agamemnon to shame! I see the untrammelled way; the wind in my face, perhaps; but the fog in mv throat! Never!! And thus he appears; Abdalla-Bulbul Ameer — with a banjo, a soap-box and a smile; the true soldier of fortune, defying even Rex Beach. On the road to Man- dalay, you ' ll find him, under the eastern stars, drinking of life ' s brimming cup. Yes, to the very utmost. Musical Clubs ( 4, 5, 2, j); Black M ; Gymkhana ( 4, _?); Expert Rifleman. BORN in the land of the I. C. S. and having undergone preliminary training in numerous prep schools, as well as college, this finished product decided to give himself to the Navy and add the finishing touch. He has added it, having entered into an International Cor- respondence, and may he refrain from garnering the final touch — an International Co-respondence. Still, he ' ll probably land that final touch since he ' s a fusser and bids fair to continue his ways. Poesies are his line, made- moiselles his pastime and clothes his passion. He ' s the original dead game sport, always ready for any escapade or party and always keeping even the dumbest enter- tained. Keith ' s has lost an artist to the Navy. His is the best nature on earth and the best heart known. Although entirely irresponsible he ' ll make a real officer. Hav- ing eluded the W.O. ' s for four years and successfully gathered his two-fives, he ' s stepping from behind the great gray walls into a world of sunshine and fair dam- sels. He loves ' em all. Here ' s to meeting you east of Suez, old timer — single. " Yuh oughta see my new one, Marsh, Dream of the Gods, no foolin ' ! " That ' s Nelson. Football, B-Squad (. , 2, 1); Class Football Qf); Gymkhana Q4, , 2); Class Lacrosse ( 4, y); Gymkhana Committee (2). 502. Nelson Miles Parry scranton, pennsylvania " Nels " " Cherub " HIS point of departure was that place of churches, homes, and husband-propelled baby carriages. Maybe he ' ll be a husband some day, but we are concerned mainly with the present. Plebe year he dwelt in a certain remote corner of Hades, but the remoteness of the corner did not conceal his latent possibilities from the envoys of the noseless-one. He, however, is far more conservative now than he was then; but his zeal is not on the wane — he piles up demos and faithfully walks them away. Maybe the W.O. ' s have failed to understand him. Youngster year the greater part of his idle hours was spent in the reading of a certain voluminous history of the world. Outside affairs aroused him not. He lived in the past — when not forced to dwell in the brutal present — an impassionate and calm existence that benefited him greatly and lent him dignity. Second Class year, during the joyful period called Sep leave, he fell terribly, horribly, shockingly, in love. Study interests him only when it becomes absolutely necessary, that is, when he falls off the meridian aca- demically. When such an occasion arises he proves him- self equal to it by burying his thoughts in the troublesome text and ramming a fist in each ear with the result that he soon reaches the meridian again. Orchestra (2, ). Jackson Lahn brooklyn, new york " Jack " Owen Hollis Hill norpolk, virginia " HolUs " IN the bright morning of 10 June, 1911, the " raw material " was duly received by the Executive De- partment, and forthwith the molding process began. Hollis ' education was administered by the Ac Depart- ment, but not without a struggle. His indoctrination, however, was more fortunate, for under the liberal tute- lage of the broom, he progressed rapidly. The first two years of his naval career, Hollis was able to keep the Ac Department at bay, and exhibited his athletic prowess on the track squad. As a track man, his epicurean ability readily proved itself. Gee! He surely did get hungry! A famous position of his was the studying pose. Hollis would confront the open book and hold his head as if he thought it would explode from too strong a charge of knowledge. The first half of Second Class year verified the " Olde Navee Fighte " with which Hollis is instilled. The Ac Department cheerfully furnished the opposition, and though at times the cerebral concoctions of KirchofF, Newton and Zeuner appeared invincible, they were finally worsted and the man is through the good old school which meant a lot to him. Track Squad ( ); Class Track (2); Glee Club (2). 503 Raymond Starr Lamb new haven, connecticut " Ray " " Charlie " WHAT the Academy did to our Ray is exceeded only by what Ray did to our Academy. Hailing from the home port of the Eli ' s, he introduced much of the pro- vincial worldliness of a New England college town, with the exception of anything concerning the jemmes. He was, until Second Class year, when he underwent a radical change, the reddest of Red Mikes. However, it might be said " still water runs deep. " This is a reminder of his adventures in the foggy city and of a rainv night at the Academy. Believing that his talent for cheer leading had been noticed and not wishing to take that honor away from someone else, Ray went out for class football. Charlie has ever been a close follower of the footlights. It being said of him, that his irresistible hair and his enticing smile have been too much for stage celebrities, here and abroad, who have besieged him with letters, in futile attempts to gain such beauty secrets as the care of his profile and the kind of toothpaste he uses. He is also a great lover of nature, believing that a sunrise in Washington is worth two elsewhere; an ardent devotee of music, the latter being second only to his love for the weed, for which he will go to such lengths as are known to but few — at a time. We wonder what Ray will do as Engineer Officer during a smokeless run. Sub-Squad (4, 5, 2); Football, B-Squad ( , 2, ). WHETHER or not a bigger-hearted, curlier-haired, pinker-cheeked youth could be found is not for us to judge, as we have had little experience along such lines; but it is certain that no other man who has had his day in athletics, command, scholastics and female hearts, has a prettier or more devastating blush. The less said about that blush the better. It has been costly. It has made it easier to find ' em, and incidentally — to feed ' em; but it has made it none the less hard to forget ' em. Bordentown Military Institute certainly sent us a sterling representative in Jim. He has been a help to the class in football and swimming, and he has paved the way for several reforms in the policy of the Academic Departments. He achieved the latter through his ability to listen to laughs for three months and then to be the one to laugh last after the semi-annual battles of wits. Rosie ' s failings are few. He was always promising some " short cop " that he ' d get sore some day, or that he ' d return from a hop on time — neither of which is serious or possible. He couldn ' t forget his New England training long enough to get sore; and he hasn ' t vet been able to make hack chronometer and " goodnight " synchronize. " What ' s it all about? " Class Football (. , }, 2, ); Class Lacrosse (. , _j, 2, }; Hop Committee ( }. 504 James Russell Linsley, Jr. new london, connecticut " Jim " " Rosie " How many times do I have to tell you I can ' t write your doggone biography Fitz? Huh? I have to? Well, what in the name of all that ' s nautical am I going to write about? You won ' t let me mention your dragging average, or the number of bricks you ' ve collected, or how many pink letters you get, or your passionate eyes, or Hey! Knock off heaving books around here! What in the deuce do vou want me to do? Sit here and prate about " ye all-round athlete " simply because you ' re not on the weak squad? Or shall I rave about your experiences in Paris? You don ' t want to let those get out, do you? No? Well I suppose it would be rather inappropriate. At any rate you ' re going to have to let that Log cover go for a while and do this thing your self. You ' re a wonderful help for a biography! " Crew Squad Q4, 5, 2, ), 26-CrossedOar( 4), Block Numerals (_j); Class Swimming (. , f). Numerals Q, i); Swimming Squad (2, ), Block N (2); Log Staff Q, j, 2, ), Art Editor (7); Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; Trident Society (2, ); Company Representative (_j); Class Crest Committee; Class King Committee; Star (j, }j, Christmas Card Committee. John Sylvester denver, colorado " Jawn " Deep-set eyes that blink so mildly ' Midst a vast expressive blank. Match the stars that gleam so brightly On each side to show his rank. Heart and also midship section, Of noteworthy magnitude; Built for comfort, not for action, John delights in quietude. In the spring this six-foot laddie Wields an oar of wide renown. Makes an ideal " Big, strong crew-man, " Toils much better sitting down: And, though many damsels woo him. Counting only looks and brawn, Dental smile and helping hand will Make him always just " Our Jawn. " Crew Squad Q4, j, 2, z). Captain ( ), 26-Crossed OarQ4), ANA C4), Block N Ch ), N Crossed Oars (2); Class Ring Committee; Christmas Card Committee; Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; Star ( 4, i, 2, ). 505 William Girard Myers cleburne, texas BILL is one of the lads from the wide open spaces — where the men are men — a true bred-in-the-bone Texan. Washington and Houston are the fathers of the country, and the battles of Lexington and the Alamo mark its birth, so far as he is concerned. He has that Texan look and air, and therein was his greatest trouble. He has one noticeable weakness, and that you have probably noticed from his well-slicked hair. It was rumored that one young maiden, upon seeing him, exclaimed, " O h, what wonderful hair! " He has failed to drag rarely, and then it was generally on account of the twins, Fidelity and Obedience. Not only did he make life more bearable for himself, by the company of the fairer sex, but he also helped his friends (?) by getting them a blind drag occasionally. The Academics haven ' t bothered him, except the slight annoyance of having to go to class when he should have been keeping up with his correspondence. For this, by the way, he held the non-stop record Second Class year. His athletic activities were varied, but limited, as he is addicted to that malady so much in evidence below the Mason and Dixon line — love of leisure. He went out for track Plebe year, but soon decided he wasn ' t fast enough (on the track) and became a member of the Radia- tor Club. Expert Rifleman. MID-JUNE was a good time to leave the sweltering heat of Mississippi and Sophie was eager to sojourn among the cool sea breezes of Annapolis. The sad fact was, he leaped from the frying pan into the fire. Warm days are beautiful with white flannels, mint juleps, and hours of leisure, but with well starched white works, and plenty of infantry, the days are dreadful, regardless of sea breezes. In company with his newly made friends, he endured, suffered and enjoyed the days of work, ease, disappointments, joys, mysteries, dis- coveries, and all the counter effects of Plebe summer. A good foundation obtained in high school subdued for him the Plebe year Academics. It was the baffling search for the nth term and chasing the elusive ion that proved to be a stumbling block. However, he proved himself capable, found the nth term and chased the ion until he finished Juice. Sophie was a peculiar mixture of a Red Mike and Snake. Dragging rarely, he showed good taste, or poss- ibly it was good luck. There must be some hidden talent in this fellow for he writes often and has a book full of addresses. A little data for " would-be ' s " : He is a man of quality though handicapped in quantity. 506 Samuel Marion Tucker jackson, mississippi " Sophie. " I BEHOLD! A gentleman and a scholar. He is not an athlete, even though his appearance might suggest it. Knocking the daylights out of the Acs was Jess ' s favorite sport. Next to this came his interest in class affairs. If a very distinguished looking gentleman should ever have entered your room, soliciting or selling, you might have been blindfolded and yet have known it was Jess. He has a wav with men as well as with the jemmes. Ah! There ' s the catch. He has a way with the women. Of course, like all modest men, he claims that women are nothing in his young life, but if one could have seen the number of letters Jess sent and received on the cruise, he would easily be convinced that he was anything but a Red Mike. Girls, when considering matrimony, look Jess over! He is — well, think for yourself, and then leap. " It doesn ' t take any intelligence to play bridge when you get all the cards; vou win in spite of yourself. " " Whom are vou dragging next week, Jess? " " Oh, a girl from Washington; you don ' t know her. " Lucky Bag Staff; StarQ, 5, 2, ); Class Lacrosse (2, 7). Jesse L. Phares washington, district of columbia " Jess " " Jack " George Edward Schade aspinwall, pennsylvania " Schady " GEORGE hails from the " Smoky City, " and, among other things, is famous for his Pittsburgh Stogies. It is even rumored that on one occasion he was able to persuade his roommate to smoke one, but that was Plebe year, and everyone knows how Plebes are. Early in his Academy career, George found solace away from the cares of the world, by teaching Sunday School and joining the choir. He made such a success at both that, though the solace was later unnecessary, he indulged in both activities until graduation. Schady was an optimist, especially when it came to dragging, and he takes life as it comes. Every now and then the Acs got a hold on him and for a few days he would remark, " I ' m going to resign and get it over. " But he outwitted them every time. And so it goes, nothing ever getting him down. When the time comes for Schady to retire, he ' ll prob- ably offer to " shake " the retiring board to see whether he gets out or takes the place of one of them. Here ' s luck to him in the Service. May he never need it; but here it is anyway. " Let ' s go home and take the table out from under our mail. " Choir (V, i, 2, i); Sunday School Teacher Q4, f); Sunday School Superintendent (2, ). 507 Nathaniel Scudder Prime yonkers, new york " Buck " BUCK is in misery when he is in love, and he can ' t be happy unless he is in misery, (He is always happy.) His leaves have helped him to get deeper and deeper into these entangling alliances. Run over in your mind all of the books you have read, heard of, or seen advertised and maybe there is one on the list he has not read. He reads all the time he isn ' t writing. Even books of professional nature, especially those concerning gas engines. He starred Plebe year, but Youngster year he exchanged the stellar marks for an increased correspondence. He graduated near the top of the list and what he didn ' t know (there is a lot that comes under this head) he made the Profs think he was the founder of, and in doing so used words of seven to twelve syllables, for which Webster would have used a dictionary. He never used less than six adjectives to each noun. He hopes some time to have time to build a car that will have all of the good qualities and none of the bad of other cars. He has put quite a little labor on the design- ing part of the work already. The stage was all set for the development of a Snake (he gets away big with the girls) but he lost his heart Second Class Sep leave. Black N ; Class Fencing (j, .2, ); Triihnt Magazine, Advertising Manager; Tndent Society ( ). MIDSHIPMAN WATSON, W. A., sir, of Tennes- see, " You didn ' t need that last word — he adver- tises it. A fear-inspiring grin, millions of teeth, and a gait like a truck-horse; and say! you know the type of chap who is forever springing clever little lines, snappy jokes, and all kinds of wise cracks? Well, he ' s one of ' em. Any time you come ' round he ' d gladly introduce you to some of his practical demonstrations. Say! that ' s not all; he ' s a two-dollar Sheik, if ever there was one, and he ' s forever sobbing because he was born beautiful instead of rich. " Oh, Lady Lou! Gaze on the above work of art. I ' ll guarantee that the photographer chappie did his best to make him presentable, but of all the hopeless tasks! " I ' m at home to callers bent on congratulating me for my forbearance and control in not having heaved him over the sea-wall long since. Describe him? Oh, I couldn ' t! ' Twould be too heartless, and after all he ' s been a good foil these three years past. I ' ll be charitable. We won ' t speak of dancing (he calls it that) because if you ' re a girl it would break your heart, and if you ' re a man you ' d split your sides. I leave you in pleasant contemplation of the rugged and inspiringly handsome features of this naval officer extraordinary. " Sound Taps, boys, for Heaven ' s sakes! " William Allison Watson savannah, tennessee " PhHliu " " Wats " Lucky Bag. 508 Aw, come on! I ain ' t goin ' in that pool today. - They ' ll have to push me in. " " I ' ll wear my cap so far down on my nose they ' ll tell me to pull it back. " " You oughter see my web-footed Delaware Spaniel; boy, there ' s a dawg, no foolin ' . " Famous sayings all, and typical of our own dear Bolshevik. He never said a word until after breakfast and then — well, you ' ve read the above. " Knock off griping Reybold. " " I ' m not griping. " Rye was the saltiest of specimens at the Naval mu- seum; and the little sea horses all vie with one another to imitate his swagger and nautical dress. Salty? Why he ' s been out on Delaware Bay, to say nothing of having been through the canal in a rowboat — a rowhoat. Yes, sir, that canal — up by Delaware City. Jake is more or less of a Red Mike, yet he always seemed to get letters from some sweet little Miss some- where, and someday we hope to get a glimpse of this queen whose charms have captivated him. Four years with you were great, Jake. You ' re a pal we won ' t forget. We trust the future to let us hear a piping voice yelling for someone to " snap out of it. " We ' ll recognize it and then — oh, boy! We ' ll drink to the past at our leisure. Class Baseball (. ), Numerals Q4). John Keane Reybold delaware city, delaware " Jake " " Rye ' FoNDviLLE Lee Tedder DENISON, TEXAS " Tex " " Ted " SAY, Mister, what ' s the deesert tonight? " " Lemon ice and ginger cookies, sir " ; and here we have Fondville. This square shouldered lad decided that he would like to follow the briny blue, so at the age of seventeen he left the haunts of his home in Denison to become a Naval Officer. Plebe year was a little trying as the Ac Depart- ment and he could not agree on the subject of literature, but by constant boning, he fooled them. As for dragging, he did not indulge to any great extent — the fair sex having little attraction for him. In ath- letics, he was out-standing — by his absence. He was a member of the great Radiator Club, and mustered fre- quently with the sub and weak-squads. His favorite pastime was standing in front of the mirror combing his curly locks of hair, which are of rare beauty. He would also join in an argument which he won nearly every time, for his penetrating voice subdues all others, who, in order to have peace, would take what he said for granted. Somebody wishes you lots of luck, Ted. May your hair never lose its curl, nor your voice its penetration. Sub-Squad (2); Class Lacrosse Q}, 2); Sub Squad ( , 2); Gymkhana ( ). 509 Henry Dirk Rozendal leavenworth, kansas " Rosie " WE almost lost this fair-haired classmate in the Netherlands, Second Class cruise, for the call of the Lowlands is strong to those whose immediate for- bears lived there. He still maintains contact and cher- ishes hopes of returning. Probably his entering the Navy was the natural thing. He will take a chance on anything, from a bet on Army against Notre Dame to the chance of no demerits next week. He always kept safely sat and indeed laid up velvet, with a minimum amount of boning. He was never too busy to stop for a talk-fest, and the rest of his time was spent in a desperate effort to save what remains of his hair. As a result, no one else on his deck ever bought hair preparations — Rosie ' s collection was well known. Plebe year he went out for boxing, but his experiences in two inter-class meets made him turn his attention toward managership. Rosie was always his best around the radiator, his appearance at any fest being sufficient to drive away the gloom. " That was a cruel thrust. 2.001 is my laundry number, not my Leavenworth number. " Black N; Class Boxing Q4, }, 2, ), Asst. Mgr. (_j). FIRST platoon faw-ull in! Attention to muster. " That was Plebe summer, but hearken after two cruises: " Now youse Bozos knock off the and git in ranks! " Yes, he was always in charge of some part of the rabble; a platoon leader at drill formation and always a section leader. Two years at Washington State gave him the funda- mentals of a college education so Plebe and Youngster years he only had to glance at the lesson and then was off for an hour on a Cosmo, or a stirring sea tale. He has read everything and remembers all of it. One of his best friends said: " The only thing I don ' t like about Jimmie Ward is this: You can ' t bring up any subject that he doesn ' t act like he knows thoroughly. " Was he snakish? Yes, in fact, very much so. Was he athletic? Si, Senor! If you want a nasty look and a few words that sting like a whip, just say — " Gym tests today, Jimmie. " " What kind of luck did you have at bridge tonight, Jimmie? " " Rotten! I never saw such hands. " " Ah, yes, the cards of course, without the cards. " James Henry Ward anatone, washington ' ' Jimmie ' ' ' ' Jacke One can never win Star (. , }, 2, i); Sub-Squad Q4, j, 2). WELL, what ' s the lesson? " " How do I know. " " Say, let ' s drag next hop. How many hops have we? Fruit. " Louis came to us from far olf Tacoma, and since his arrival, he has lost some of the peculiarities of that neck of the woods. But there ' s one that will always remain. He ' s no Snake but it was a sad or a duty day that didn ' t see him at a hop. It took him until Second Class year to get started but !!! Louis ' s musical accomplishments are by no means mediocre. His recital of Home Sweet Home on the piano or banjo being enough to bring tears even to the eyes of Tecumseh. Since Youngster year Louis has been a faithful and ardent supporter of the Radiator Club, as a member of which he distinguished himself in athletics a la Mex. These accomplishments, with his prowess as a sprinter in class track, have placed him on a footing all his own. " Big Hearted Louis. " He couldn ' t see those daily letters from Maine go unanswered, and it is for this rea- son that Doggie perched so frequently on the Juice bush. But Louis is still with us and some day in the future he ' ll have his little music store somewhere out in the western wilds. Class Track ( ). Louis Shane, Jr. tacoma, washington " Gib " " Doggie " Yates Stirling, hi. AT large " Yates " " Shorty " SAY, fellows, do vou think I will grow any more? I know of one fellow who grew two inches after he was twenty-two. " " Say, you dragging? How tall is she? All right I ' ll take a chance. " " Who ' ll I write to to-night? " Plebe year, Yates didn ' t drag because he couldn ' t. Youngster year he ventured cautiously over to only a few hops, but with the coming of the two diags, all the characteristics of a Red Mike were discarded, even as the old style blou, and Yates Stirling III assumed the title of Snake; and used stacomb and axle grease to keep his dark brown locks from going astray. " Gee! Wasn ' t he cute? " " Ye Gods, what ' s broke loose? " " Aw, it ' s only Yates on his banjo. It won ' t last long. Those are old strings. " Yates ' athletic activities were numerous. He was a member of the class soccer and lacrosse teams. The gentle pastime spent at the latter put that twist in his nose — but he icoidd do it. Then, too, he attained various degrees of success in wrestling, fencing and diving. But he ' s headed for the flying corps, because turret explosions, with all their recently acquired fame, do not satisfy his excitement veins. Class Lacrosse C4, }, 2); Class Soccer (2). William Gleason Allen cleveland, ohio •■Bill " SOME twenty-two years ago an old stork was winging his way through space. You ' ve guessed it — Bill was a passenger, and as far as is known, he has never regretted that trip; for he never complains. " How ' d you hit Steam today, Bill? " " Four-O, buddy, four-O. " And then, what if he did hit the tree that month! It took only a little of the old navy fight plus midnight boning to put one over on the Ac Department. — Nothing to be worried about. He didn ' t carry much of a line but what he had was surely worth listening to. Reticent, except with intimate friends, he was thought by some to have been too quiet, but that ' s just a matter of taste, you know. Have you ever watched Bill when being introduced to a fair one of the opposite sex? His shy bashfulness is instantly liked, and perchance considered cute. Cute? — hem — well, perhaps. But please, lady, remember that he is a midshipman, and the two simply do not mix. Then, too, one does not often hear of a " cute fighter. " When Bill wasn ' t fighting in the squared ri ng he was barking fighting signals to his class football team — wherein ' x6 was lucky. The best of everything from now on Bill, and may you find as good a wife as you have proved yourself to be. Class Football (. , }, 2, ), Numerals 0, 2, ). Boxing Squad ( 4, }, 2, ), Block N (2). I CON is one of nature ' s own; Loads of hard work, in the open; plenty of fresh air, lots of room to throw out his chest — and he is happy. His windows are too small, even in the coldest weather, and five miles on a frosty Sunday afternoon is just a nice little stroll. During his first two years in our midst his answer to a certain question was: " My ambition? Give me a dog, a vie and a log cabin. I ' ll ask nothing more. " Later, how- ever, football and baseball attracted his attention, and by means of these and gym workouts, he kept himself in fine condition, for he believes that a good physique is conducive of a happy frame of mind. Con ' s preeminent characteristic is his light-hearted- ness. He absolutely refused to let studies or trees bother him. " All right, if he ' s going to put me on the tree when I do bone, I ' ll fool him and knock off boning. " And he did — and still got by. Con believes that every Laddie should love a Lassie; and he does his utmost to prove it. We know that some one loves our Laddie, and anyone who has sampled his frequent boxes of chow will vouch for it. " What! No mail from Baltimore, today? " " Gee, I wonder " Class Football Q4, f). Numerals (j); Class Baseball (j, 2, ), Numerals Q;, 2, ); Football, B-Squad (2, i). 512. Con David Silard ardmore, pennsylvania " Laddie " 4 BOSWELL — " Do you think a man should be all he expects his wife to be? " Bob — " Every man expects to marry a sweet little woman. But, it seems to me that all good-looking girls are a little too free; and all good girls are either not very good-looking or they have some fault that outweighs those of their more favored sisters. What do? Marry a good-looking girl. " Boswell — " You say it is a good thing to have influ- ential friends. Don ' t you think it is better for a man to stand or fall on his own merits? " Bob — " That is the ideal way for a man to achieve success but it does not work out. It is every man for himself and the Devil take the hindmost. It pays to have someone push you ahead. " Boswell — " And the Academy. Do you think your four years there have given you anything? " Bob — " Education seems to bring out the worst things in a man. While the Academy does fairly well it is not yet perfect. Occasionally one manages to get some good from the courses. " Class Swimming (j); Expert Rifleman (. ); Class Rifie Q, 5, 2), Numerals Q}, z); Asst. Mgr. Ri]U (2); Manager Small Bore Rtjle Team ( ). Robert Gordon Armstrong rockford, illinois ' •BoV John Somerville Eaton Young, Jr. philadelphia, pennsylvania " Jesse " JESSE is like men of the sea only in the manner with which he howls for nutriment. Jesse is unlike men of the sea because he does not wish a girl in every port; also because he likes to do lots of things better than push a religious brick or flourish a coal shovel. One of them would be to make automobiles. The lad courted two things during his Severn four- some. In the case of an N-star in tennis, the courting was real and open to the eyes of all; but the attentions he paid toward getting his silvery deftness in English were supposed to have been wily and strategic finesses. Now we go to his tennis games and there we must call him Youngstein for his net profits were enormous. But he earned them all; for he raised a racquet from dawn, when the clay court was dev% ' ey and clammy, to dusk, when one could not see the ball, unless it were a downy, new one. If Jesse ' s love for automobiles does take him away from ships, then his brother officers can caulk in peace, for he just will not wear rubber heels. " Hey, M. C. Is the tennis squad excused from drill? " Tennis Squad (. , 5, 2, ), N (i). Block N (5, 2, ), Block Numerals; Medal (Champion Doubles Tennis Team of N. A. . 513 Daniel Thomas Birtwell washington, district of columbia " Tom " " Danny " TOM Spent his time, at the Academy, in close com- munion with such subjects as Math and Steam. In making sure of always being topside, he missed out on many of the other activities. However, he always came back from Sep and Xmas leaves with such a sublime smile on his face that it was sometimes wondered if he really had missed out on cill the other activities after all. Danny is a quiet boy; but you know it is said that still waters run deep. He was never found without a broad grin on his face whether he had hit the tree or knocked out a cold forty. His hobby is music in all its various forms, be it harp, victrola, or even the organ in the Chapel. He is the one who is credited with first saying, " On with the dance, let joy be unconfinedl " though few have had the pleasure of seeing him show the natives how it was really done. In the future we shall be keeping an eye on this man of mystery; and few, who really know him, will be sur- prised to hear of his meteoric rise to fame. " Has anybody worked the Skinny probs? " Sub-Squad Q4, j, 2). MR! Mr! Where do you hail from? " " Illinois, sir. " " What ' s she famous for? " " Corn, sir. " " Tell us all about it, Mr. " " Why, sir, the corn grows so high out there that they use it for shade trees. At the Academy he was known as " Paul of the strong arms. " " Gee! What a workout. We rowed many miles on the old Severn this evening! " Many of us, no doubt, would have been glad to have rowed as many for a passenger trip across the big pond, on such as the West Virginia. In the four year classic with the Ac Depart- ments he scored a clean sweep, always managing to come out well on top. As for the ladies: ask any of them about this long boy, and the way he twirled and swirled them about Dalghren Hall ' s shiny deck on Saturday nights. Paul, you big, handsome, lolling brute! You knew your eggs in crew, and I have an idea you can take a seat in anybody ' s eight-oared shell. And now that you ' ve left the Severn, may you row and win — and then row some more. Creu ' Q4, }, 2, ), Block N ( , ); N Crossed Oar (2); Plebe Crew ( 26 Crossed Oar): Black N. 514 Paul Wesley Watson morrison, illinois " P. W. " " P. Work " FRIENDS! Allow me to present for your approval the one and only living combination of Apollo, X ' ernon Castle, Coles Phillips and Socrates — Midshipman Edward James Boughton, III, known to his classmates as Eddie; to intimates as Bud; and to the ladies as " that handsome Mr. Boughton. " But you must see him in his element to appreciate him. Those who have seen a Naval Academy hop will cer- tainly remember that graceful member of the hop com- mittee, who rushed all the girls, was so nice to the chap- erones, and who, so often announced that a pin had been lost or found. Then to take another tack, demonstrating his versa- tility, regard his works of art in the Log and Trident. His academic genius was never appreciated to its full extent, though he was always on the sunny side of the old 1.5. He has proved conclusively that 2. plus 1=6, but, with its usual stubbornness, the Math Department refused to believe it. He talks a lot about " getting out " ; but you will prob- ably be shipmates with him some day, and if you are, don ' t bring your O.A.O. around. Class Crest Committee; LogStajfO,2, i); Tndeiit Staff (2, ); Hop Committee (i, 2, ). Edward James Boughton, m. WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA " Eddie " Charles Huntington Lyman, hi coronado, california 1 " Charlie " BOOM-BANG-CRASH, " Here comes the brick! Here comes the , etc, " and we found Charlie hid in the shower, with curtains drawn. Guilty conscience of course but that time the brick was really for Charlie. He was not a man to be downed, however, and at the next hop we found him dragging again. But that isn ' t all Charlie is famous for. It did our hearts good to see him take his little racquet up to the Point and finish the man who took the Army and Navy game out of our hands. Tilden shivered every time he visited us, and any one who has ever seen Charlie in action will wonder why Tilden ever came down to the Academy at all. As a result of that little constellation on his collar, one could usually find him, lust before exams, giving knowl- edge to the unsats after which he consistently bilged with a 3.75. If you want an argument with good sound facts, just tell him how much better the Gyrenes are than the Navy. You ' ll soon learn why we think Charlie is going to make a success in life. Star 4, i, z, i); Tennis Team Q, 3, 2, ), N 0, ) ' ), Block N , O; Academy Tennis Championship (jj, 2); Captain ( ). 515 WiLPRED BuSHNELL WATERTOWN, NEW YORK ' Beesle " " Sunshine " " Turtle " BUSH, having joined the Navy to drown the pangs of a broken heart, (he said), soon found himself paddling and spluttering in the swimming pool trying to keep his head above the line of least resistance. It is said that a Frenchman never did like water as a drink, and although Bush could never be accused of being a Frenchman he certainly can do that " etter " (etre ' ) better than he can the breast stroke — even though he is from Watertown. Although he was never seen crawling to formations, Bush always managed to creep to the head of the line which awaited the Brooklyn train. Dragging, however, was not the only branch of athletics that he engaged in. He did his bit in Company bowling and is one of the boldest bowlers that ever chafFeured a ball down the alley. Bush aw aited with the keenest interest the First Class English course. Having been a member of Burkam ' s troupe Plebe year, and having made a classic out of Rangy Lil, he was ready to take the After Dinner Speeches for better or for worse, but in all opinion he found them a lot worse than he expected. Go to it Bush ole boy! Drive your golden spikes in hard; and when vour road is completed your friends won ' t ever forget you. Soft sunset skies A rainbow ' s gleam — Harem eyes — Mid-summer ' s dream. BORN a Snake, raised a Snake, and still crawling — that ' s Charley. With the traditional, melting brown eyes and bewitching smile of the Sunny South, combined with natural and acquired adaptibility as Prince Charm- ing, Charley has won his way into the hearts of girls — old and young alike — yet he absolutely refuses to dance with all of th em. Some seem to think that south and savvy don ' t go together; but Charley has proved that a native southern brogue can sidestep just as effectively, complete passes just as risky, and even kick field goals in a pinch. Speaking of cracking wise. If vou hear loud guffaws without, followed in series with feeble snickers, you ' ll know that Charley and his side kick have just heard a new one. Being a Snake and at the same time a fish, is some little job in itself; but Charley solved the riddle and has been a consistent ripple in class swimming waters. Every man has his best foot, but the man who makes it a point to put his best foot forward is the man who will succeed. Such a man is Charley; so here ' s to you Charley — you Snake! Charles Edwin Crombe sumter, south carolina " Charley " " Nephew " Gymkhana ( 4, 2). 5.6 ACCORDING to Hoylc, there are two qualities in a -ti- man which distinguish him from his fellows. The first is the time he spends on his studies; the second the time he spends combing his hair. There is little to be said about the time Doc spends on studies, for it is almost nil. But his hair: Oh, Boy! that ' s where he shines. One of his famous savings might be recorded as, " I ' ll bet no one here combs his hair more than I do. " A familiar sight every morning was old Doc peering III out of the door in search of the Assistant — the bringer B| of the letters. When he by chance failed to be on the receiving end, you should have heard the wails and lamentations that arose. " What? fas de lettres today? " Although he was not very active athletically, he has achieved local fame as the basso profnndo of the Purity League quartette, whose divers songs were a source of keen enjoyment to all fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to listen in. Reminiscences of Plebe summer: Track Coach, " Gee! he isn ' t pacing that guy, that guy is pacing him. " Class Track ( 4); Choir Q4, 5, 2, i); Gymkhana (2); Class Soccer Q4). Lloyd Austin Crider crestline, ohio ■ ' Doc " Benjamin Katz chelsea, massachusetts " Ben " BEN was a diminutive yet aggressive youth hailing from the Savoir State — where the water is full of codfish and the codfish full of bones. He was a charter member of the society of unsats in Steam. However, he finally outguessed them, which enabled him to justly shout " Educated, by jove! " While struggling with Steam and Math, he assimilated Dago with all the more ease. Second Class cruise enabled him to give the Par- isians frequent demonstrations as to the proper way to parley, hien francais. " Say, have you heard the latest dope? I got this straight — and so on. " Ben was a consistent broadcaster of the most remarkable scuttlebutt dope and unofficial propaganda. He also showed a remarkable talent for designing and devising new and unique indoor games — often at the expense of the corridor lights. He craved lots of sleep, rest and comfort. In fact, his imitations of Rip Van Winkle are quite realistic. His vocal selections were rather discouraging, but not so with his bedtime stories. If he is talking it is well to listen, if he sings, by all means leave. Though Massachusetts desired his return, he preferred a Navy berth with beans to match, to the famous Bahsfon variety. Musical Clubs Q4); Class Soccer ( 4, z, ), Numerals (2, j); Class Track ( ). Clifford Henderson Duerfeldt gordon, nebraska ■ ' Cliff " OUT of the West where men are men and shirts are a little louder, came ClifF, the temporary hero of our story. Short of stature; game, but unable to stand up under the bludgeonings of his roommate, the boy soon resigned himself to his fate. Never, however, did he miss a vul- nerable point in his wily wife ' s armor. Perhaps it was to this end that he took up his rifle, and with the exper- ience of his boyhood days in the buffalo wallows of his metropolis, proceed with mathematical precision, to break each and every record that was set before him. Nor was Cliff content with the noise of the mere pop- gun used on the range, for he manned his twelve-inch turret in fine style and carried away his " White E " at the end of Youngster cruise. The sad part of his story lies in the annals of the Math and English departments. In their stages of the game the brute strength and rustic expressions were of no avail; and many were the evenings that were spent in the upper limbs of the Academic Orchard. In each and every port our hero fell for the first girl on the dock and spent the remaining liberties moaning about other aspirants for her favor. Kifle Squad {j, 5, 2, ), Capain ( ), RNTQ4), BlockNQ),!); Class Football (4, 5, 2); Black N . i YOU would know that this lad could pull an oar just by looking at him. His failing for boats began Plebe summer. He bought one Second Class year and thought it would float — until the launching. There are a few things that Crawf would rather do than talk. One of them was to draw a slip which read: " Sketch and describe. " Then his mark for the day was secure. There were drawbacks to living with this human Vic for four years, but he has a line that seldom if ever, gets monotonous. Being a Red Mike he was supreme in joy as master presenter of bricks. This fact kept many would-be snakes from the clutches of wily Crabs. Incidentally, the fair lady who captures Crawf will surely be " different. " " Regulation " is a word that rarely, if ever, occurred to him, but we feel that he will make a successful officer. Crew Squad ( 4, j, 2, ), Plebe Crew, ' 26-Crossed Oar, N 0, ly N Crossed Oar (2); Log Staff Q4, i, 2, ), Assoc. Art Editor (z); Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; Class Secretary (j); Y.M.C. A. Director 0 ' ); Christmas Card Committee (. , j, ); Class Crest Committee; Chairman Ring Committee: Head Cheer Leader ( ). 518 William Crawford Eddy saratoga springs, new york " Crawf " HAMNG achieved considerable success in ' possum hunting, Ye Duke felt the need of bigger guns and smaller targets, which accounts for another pampered pet from the Volunteer State. At a glance you would think Jawn reserved, almost shy; nothing could be further from the facts. While he exhibits that backwood ' s grin he digests and files you, and five years later when you meet him in Lower Squan- kum he ' ll hand you the Addison Sims of Seattle, " Of course I etc. ' ' The Duke ' s specialty is wrestling. Plebe year it was for a i. 5 in Math, and while it was a long bout our hero nosed the Academics out and it wasn ' t a Semitic nose. Youngster year, attention went to the legitimate mat, and continued effort Second Class year brought toast with it. Jawn also takes his turn in the Armory, and a week- end without a hop is a week-end wasted, almost. After all, as he admits, a week-end is a week-end. What-Ho! has no great vices but there are a few things that might be told. When he brushes his teeth it sounds like an elephant taking a drink from a shallow pan. He thinks the " Lives of the Lady Killers " would be an autobiography, and that the Ashland City Announcer or whatever it may be is a newspaper. Wrestling Squad (2). Class Soccer ( ). John Martindale Duke ashland city, tennessee " Jawn " " What Ho! " Albert Raymond Joyce atlantic city, ivew jersey " A! " " Satchel " AL decided that all play and no work isn ' t possible even under the most ideal circumstances, so he left the World ' s Playground with maritime ambitions. He hasn ' t let the spirit of work overrule that of play and is usually responsible for some joke or wise crack wher- ever he can find a victim. The Academics succeeded in causing him neither un- usual interest nor worry, and he is willing to spend a study period discussing any subject from Dorothy Dix ' s advice for broken hearted lovers, to James ' Essays on Education. However, he doesn ' t spend all his golden moments thus, for on several occasions he has succeeded in drawing Watch Officers as part of the crowd to hear his mandolin. Al is a strong advocate of bigger and better leaves. One would think that after three years of practice he would be enough of an expert to hit it hard while away from Uncle Sam ' s institution. Not so with Al; he comes back from every leave and reports it better than any preceding one. Each day thereafter he adds some new plan to what he shall do on the next one. If you want advice from a student of the subject see him on what to do and what the well-dressed man is wearing now. Mandolin Club (,4, }, 2); 519 Stanton Baldwin Dunlap chicago, illinois " Stan " " Duiii y " A SUNDAE says I get a letter. " A moment later an exultant yell split the air — Stan had won again. His motto is : " Stand well in studies and in the love of the ladies, but let not the former interfere with the latter. " He has succeeded in both. His other activities furnished the interlude to those mentioned above. In the fall he booted a mean globule on the soccer field; while in the spring Stan could be seen picking stray little cloudlets from the sky as he swung over the bar in the high jumping events. Musical Clubs furnished another outlet for the energies of this human dynamo. His guitar is ever present. It was the actuating ele- ment in the founding of the Purity League quartette. It furnished the music — he the harmony (?). Stan is debating whether to be a cit or go into the aviation. He is well fitted for the high altitudes and the latter seems to be his ideal calling. The height of his ambition is to be read off on the morning orders: " Not properly shaved. " So far this longing is unrealized, but, as he says, " They are getting thick. Soon I shall need to shave every week. " Soccer Squad ( 4, 2, ), Block Numerals (2, ); Class Soccer (;j). Numerals; Mandolin Club (. , jj, 2, i); Track Squad (4, 2, ), N (2). THE Count comes from New Orleans, where the cotton grows rampant and the negroes sing all night in the mellow light of the moon. Many will attest to his loving ways, charming stories, and unruffled disposition — the latter shown bv the complacent way in which he let the whole deck bum his skags. Eighteen months in the Navv, before he entered the Academy, made him seemingly impervious to women, although we stop and wonder when we see the color of some of his letters. He is famed for red hair and freckles, as well as his savviness, which persists in spite of his passionate love for " Tormenting Tales " and other liter- ature which he read to " broaden his mind and enlarge the scope of his activities. " Gil was one of the prominent members of the Fourth Deck Purity League, founded Youngster year and known the Academy over for the songs of melody and variety of its members. The others gave the melody and he furnished the variety. He insists, though, that he is a real leader of men, and proves it by telling you to look up the old Anglo-Saxon meaning of Walter. Suh-Squad ( , 2); Keef Points Q4); Star C4); Manaier Class Soccer ( ); mackN . Howard Walter Gilmore new orleans, louisiana " Gil " " Count " DON ' T crowd ladies and gentlemen — and thus the crowd stood in awe and craned their necks to gaze upon this bundle of energy as he ascended the rope with the agility of our supposedly four-footed ancestors. And one of the strongest arguments of Darwin ' s theory is Bull — Navy ' s champion rope climber. An ardent lover of music and the opera. Say! what he doesn ' t know about either is not worth knowing. " Say, I ' d give anvthing to be able to sing like that. " " Take a look at this if you want to see a 4.0. " The weaker sex held no terrors for this fair Hercules until Second Class cruise, when he came under the magic spell of a fair one in Belgium. " Say, she could dance like the mischief. " " Let me sign vou up for our Sunday School class. " He has a line that never fails and which has left more room in the Chapel. His active work in church affairs has won the friendship and good will of all. " What ' s the lesson for today? — Fruit; wake me up two minutes before formation. " Gym Squad C4, h -f). Block N; Academy Record, Rope Climb; Intercollegiate Record, Rope Climb; South Atlantic Record, Rope Climb: Class Track Qf); Class Baseball Q4); Sub-Squad ( 4, 3,2). Sunday School Class Preside it (j) Louis Lawrence Vodila MCKEESPORT, PENNSYLVANIA " Chief " " Foo-Foo " 10UIS, joining our ranks the first da ' of the Academic ■i year of 192.x, found himself lacking in the knowledge acquired by classmates during Plebe summer. This, how- ever, was never so offensive to him as were the short sleeping hours at the Academy. All the long study per- iods of Plebe and Youngster years did he endeavor, in vain, to conquer his lust for sleep. The Academics were never able, for long, to draw his attention from his aforementioned lust. Math? " Fruit! 1 slept all last period. " " Skinny? My Prof doesn ' t know anything about Skinny! Besides I had this same book three years ago. " " English? " It was only in this depart- ment, while Louis blandly held the floor, that he was able to employ his innumerable astoundingly large words. Early in his naval career he earned the title of the Academv ' s strongest. This was a reputation to have; but one which took fighting to retain. Fighting, now that was his sport and wherein he showed his rules for the game. For awhile, he helped us hold the class boxing title, but Spike just " wouldn ' t let him alone " until he joined his ranks. So, Louis, the tig game is now on; one for which the rules learned in boxing apply, and one in which we hope you will so ably demonstrate your ability. Class Football Ch 2, i), Numerals (;?, 2, i); Class Boxing Q4, 5); Boxing Squad (2, ). 5 1 William Lansdale Dyer lexington, mississippi ■•Ked " ' ■Bill " DICTATED but not read " might be most timely changed in this case to " High but not Red, " meaning that one loop of the knot was unsat while the other floated on a velvet cushion. Yes! by the grace of hard work and a patch of delightfully tinted hair. Red is a savoir fair in every subject but one. He has never yet learned the loose lingo of Luce Hall, and, according to him, cares not a whit if he never does. He says the drags don ' t speak Dago anyway. Speaking of drags — just notice how all the tall girls try to look short when Red comes on the floor. Before we leave such an excellent array of gentlemanly qualities, it would be altogether proper to mention a few of the things that Red has never done. They are fewer, by far, than the things he has done. First, he has never finessed an ace at the crucial moment; he has never gotten his knees together; he has never been dressed when formation busted; and he never has figured out why girls liked bankers — especially the girl. By birth. Red ' s a democrat; by occupation, he ' s a Snake; but on top of all that, he ' s a mighty good boy and a gentleman through and through. Class Track Q, 2). SAY, Jack; got that new book that came out last week? " " Sure, but so me one is reading it now. Vanity Fair came today, however. " Yes, the boy was a charter member of the Radiator Club, and an earnest exponent of its merits. A book and a pipe are his greatest delights. Pipe — it should be plural. Long pipes, short pipes, fat pipes and slim, slender ones. How he ran his cycle is a secret; but perhaps his big red tobacco can could tell. " Never have and never will, by Gee! " — were his firm sentiments on dragging. It did seem strange that a boy who received as many letters as he, should be a Red Mike. But red he was, he even eschewed all music not sealed in red. When he checkmated you in five moves, or set you two Spades, you may have been inclined to think that he should have been allowed a handicap, out where the grass is green, or that the love sets would all roll your way; but you might be surprised. There is time though when he gets back from the Asiatics. We ' ll see. If she doesn ' t make him wear red neckties, she should. And methinks that in this little game of life, when the last move is made, we ' ll find the boy top-side. Class Track ( 4, 2); Log Staff Cz, j). 511 John Scott Graff rushville, illinois ■ ' Jack- IN the summer of 1911 Flip entered the Academy with age enough to his credit to form his own ideals and ambitions. To those he has been faithfully true. Com- mencing Plebe year he bade forth for a berth on three varsity teams and strange to say he became a star in all, not through natural ability, but through constant endeavor and the will-to-win spirit which is so char- acteristic of him. But hark! we cannot dwell too long on one trait. He has many! His greatest trait, however, lies in his unusual amount of common sense and we doubt seriously if authorities do not wonder how a man can be so well supplied with sense and athletic ability. Few are! Again we must hasten. Socially Royce has held his place in his own elaborate style. A scene at twelve o ' clock at night would only fully symbolize the words — quick to stumble but hard to fall . " What ' s her name? Can ' t stand it! " Football Squad ( , 5, 2, ), N Q4, 5, 2, ); Basketball Squad Q, j, 2, i ' ), N Q, 2, i}; Lacrosse Squad (.;, 5, 2, ), N (5, 2); Class King Committee; Y. M. C. A. Committee (5, 2, ); Class V resident (;j, 2). Royce Norwood Flippin somerset, kentucky " Koyce " " Flip ' Augustus Calvin Long palatka, florida GUS came to the Naval Academy from the good old state of Florida, and after entering, he was always doing things to add to the good name of that fair state. He started out by making the baseball team Plebe summer besides showing skill on the rifle range and drill held. When the Academic year rolled around he found Math, Steam and English even more to his liking and later became known as somewhat of a savoir. Youngster year found him in his element, and since then he has never missed a hop. It is a sight to see him in a corner of Dahlgren Hall, in one of his graceful whirls, with some starry-eyed little girl looking up into his face. However, Gus has found ample time for other things — as a glance below will show. He was on the baseball squad " four years, and was always a conscientious worker, taking care ' of left field in big league style. ■ He is a typical Southerner, being a lover of music, dancing, ani a general good time. His quiet, pleasant manner has won the friendship of all, and we look for- ward to our associations with him in the fleet. " Let me figure that out. " Lucky Bag; Class Suffer Committee; Class Swimming ( ); Baseball Q, s,2, 1 ' ), Varsity Numerals (;?). R ' ff? Dance Committee 5 3 Francis Xavier Forest arlington, massachusetts " Savvy " SINCE Savvv joined us on the Severn, we have won- dered if the Bay State is as smartly up and coming as it was before he left her. Perhaps though, the old timers who taught him so much Dago, Skinny and Math, can keep Plymouth Rock steady until he returns. And he will return, too, for he longs to wield his slip-stick in the halls of M. I. T. There he hopes to find battles worthy of the swift sureness with which he uses that instrument of figurative warfare. No, not a book-worm; just savvv. Hence he did other things while we boned. Many times he helped us in that process. Other times he made Logs and Reef Points for the boys to read. In the afternoons, though, you ' d find him in the Gym. There he swung, turned, and twisted himself into the way of championships and he-manhood. We expect him to build us a ship someday. If he does, we want to ride on it, for we know it will be a wonder. Class Track (_4, 3, ); Class Lacrosse (.2, ); Gym Squad (. , j, 2, ), Block N ( , 2, ); Log Staff (5, 2); Log Board ( i); Reef Points (2), Editor ( ); Star Q4, }, 2, ). WELL, now — I don ' t know — ten thousand a year isn ' t so much. " Rockefeller? — Oh, no! — just Shimmy, the man who holds the Naval Academy record for fast and fancy dressing between the times of formation and late blast. He always made it a point to start dressing as formation busted and to finish in ranks with the last feeble flip of late blast. Shimmy never was able to fathom all the reasons for the existence of Math, as something to be truly under- stood; also he decided that he would never need to speak French in good old South Carolina. He is a firm believer in the old adage that " All we know doesn ' t come from books. " Shimmy, realizing the advantage of knowing how, in polite society, to properly practice the art of rough and tumble, spent the winter seasons on the varsity wrestling table. His tilts with the Ac Department were many but not varied. He always emerged from the debris of several monthly trees, temporarily sat and well pleased with the world. " Son, don ' t you worry none about me — I ' m all right, " — that was about as near as he ever came to a complaint, worry or rhinoism. We won ' t say much more; just what someone else said of him long ago: " He ' s so good to have around. " Class Wrestling Q4); Wrestling Squad (j, 2). 5M James Alexander Moss ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA " Shimmy " I DON ' T know how long it will take me to convince you that the picture alongside is of Ted. I understand why you do not believe it is he, for he hasn ' t a camera with him. Now if you will look at the little snapshot below, in which he is holding one of his beloved Brown- ies, and note the smile which he wears in both pictures, you will he convinced that the Lucky Bag staff did not mix the photographic evidence. Everything is not always O. K. with Ted, for he is human- and ' was on the Lucky Bag staff. His constant burden has been a patient smile of acquiescence to life ' s bumps which old Browning tells us to ever welcome. And say! If you ever want to know what anything looks like, just ask Ted; for he has " cranked " and " clicked " about everything from the Severn to the Seventh Sea. If there is such a position as World Photog- rapher he should have it. " Gee! You ought to see those pictures I took last liberty! " Juice Gang Q4); Expert R fieman; Class Track (5); Reef Points Q4, }, 2, i); Associate Editor, Lucky Bag. Theodore Ridenour Frederick rochester, new york Ted ' ' ' ' Primrose ' ' Elton Watters Grenfell FALL river, MASSACHUSETTS " Joey " JUST lots of people will remember associations with this Bay State boy, especially those First Classmen who beat the whites of eggs into a dignified froth, as Mr. Grenfell pronounced his " Bah Hahbah " and his " Haavad " with a stiffness which increased steadily with that of the egg whites. Mr. Grenfell ' s instructors were of " first class " material and were often quite pleasantly vexed at the lad ' s staid New England ways, to which he has been as true as was John Alden to his friendship with Miles Standish. Every Plebe in the halls of Bancroft has his particular First Classman. Elton ' s First Classmen were as hard- boiled as a picnic egg, and perhaps they, birthdays, and a ride on the grey horses of the Crab Fleet, are what gave us the new Elton. The mixing of his mild puritanism with liberal portions of worldliness gave us a man- metal of grim tensile strength. The process did not, however, vaporize any of his love for the Cosmo or those rainy day bridge parties. The songs he learned in the Chapel choir and the way he ran on the cinder track, ought to make his path a fast, happy one. Choir ( 4); Track Squad (5,2, i); Glee Club (2, ); Lucky Bag Staff; Expert Rifleman. 52-5 Warren Evarts Gladding flushing, new york " Oogie REVEILLE! " ■ " Reveille or late blast? " " Late blast — heave out! " Sleepy, blinking and dreamily, he would slowly and fondly relinquish his coveted hold upon the vanishing spirit of blessed sleep. Life, however, was not all a peaceful slumber for Warren. He just doesn ' t do things by halves and the hour of brief golden moments must indeed be abbreviated that can elude his wholesome, enthusiastic capacity for work. The section arrangement was only a series of springing boards for his restless brain; and a bounce the wrong way one month was a sure omen of a double bounce the right way the following. When depressed, rapid scanning of page after page of fiction soon dispelled all cares, and his contented count- enance was a proof of his happier mood. He who accepts his lot readily, without either passive reticence or dis- gruntled complaint, cannot fail to mirror the pleasant tenor of seemly ways. Ready cheer, fathomless grit and enduring patience, will command for him the coveted laurels of the solid unassuming seeker of success. " Seek no more his faults to tell Nor his hidden depths to sound For all is well that endeth well For him whom Fate doth crown. " Class Swimming (j, j). 1 BOY! Lm more tired than I ever was tonight. ' S been a hard day. " Thus the nightly refrain. He hadn ' t been long in our midst before he showed us how soft a reg bed could be made, if properly treated. Aside from his frequent endeavors to cheat Johnny Weis- muller out of his records in swimming, he was always a great supporter and follower of the tribe of Morpheus. Quiet? Yes, and not much of a fusser; but never call him a Red Mike because, as you know, Indiana is a long way from Crabtown — and we ' ve heard of a long trail of broken hearts, extending from the uttermost plains of Texas to the far-famed boulevards of gay Paree. One can ' t be too sure of these quiet fellows. " Still waters run deep! " Although a certain incident of Youngster cruise, a storm, slightly dimmed his idea of ruling the waves, he never lost faith in his chosen career, which he showed in many hard fought battles with the far renowned Ac Department. He was tripped, in his Plebe year, but he came back strong and showed them that you can ' t keep a Jeff man down. We know you have the right stuff, Eddie. Go get ' em! Black N 5z6 Edwin Francis Voit jeffersonville, indiana Eddie " " Empty YEH, bilged cold again. I tell you, Al, I wasn ' t half through the first question when the bell rang. Didn ' t even get a chance to read the last question. That was a tough exam wasn ' t it? I ' ll just bet I make a 4.0 next month. No, there ' s no use arguing forever, because what I know I know. " Ham is not so hot at spreading it on paper, but if the courts are ever subjected to the same amount of argu- mentation as his long suffering wives, his ambition will be realized: He ' ll become the world ' s greatest lawyer. Ham came to us from ' 15, and in spite of the general opinion that gifts from other classes are perhaps lia- bilities, has proved himself an exception. Not what you ' d call a star, but thoroughly dependable. He ' d do anything from filling out a company bowling, track, tennis, swimming, basketball, or even football team, to dragging blind for his roommate. Greater courage and optimism hath no man than this. But Ham isn ' t a Snake by any means, although he does hail from the land of boll weevils and peaches. Every day at the Academy was a battle for Roy, ending in a glorious race with late blast at supper formation. He won, though, while many a track man trembled for his laurels during the fine display of speed and endurance. May he run all of life ' s races as well. Roy Noble Hamrick white, georgia " Ham " Algernon Sidney Joyner franklinton, north carolina " Al " HAM, you put the peg under the door. I ' m gone. " " Al, Hey Al! Where did you kick that door peg? " " I don ' t know. Look for it. " The passing from Plebe to Youngster year found Al an active and prominent member of the Radiator Club, and although its obligations are many, Al occasionally skipped the meetings in order to achieve his great ambi- tion in athletics — the making of the sub-squad at the beginning of each season. Al is not swift; nevertheless, he always reaches his destination on time. Neither is he nimble; and it was always with great fun that he was watched to climb the rope, mount the shelf, or leap from the dock into a motor sailor. Academically, Al traveled along with ease. His great study was the Saturday Evening Post; and he is quite familiar with the modern philosophies of love, although he lacks a great deal of practical application. The life of Al was one of ease and pleasure. The greatest difficulties were met with ease — the position of attention also being met at ease. When his hopes had been baffled by some hard examination he returned smiling, giving you the impression that it was very easy. Al ' s brilliancy and direct reasoning have made him a useful roommate. The longer one knows him the better companion he proves to be. ' Hey, Ham! Turn out the light. 52-7 William Talty Kenny nashville, tennessee NOW you ' ll have to take things easy if you ' re going to get the straight data about Bill, for he is one of Tennessee ' s most thoroughly sun-warmed sons, and he has, therefore, a sort of easy, siestal, mode of operation. That is a general rule concerning Bill; and the excep- tion to it is the efficiency and alacrity with which he sets out for a big time. Boys like him from over the Mason and Dixon line seem to energize at a higher rate when that responsibility comes upon them. It ' s a big thing with them and they usually ring true. So that ' s the way Bill lived at Crabtown. He never allowed such material things as drills and books to mar the glories which were brought by things of the heart and soul. Naturally then. Bill had general quarters with the Ac Department for four years. He not only manned his battle station with prompt grimness, but he got into warm action at several points in the engagement. The whole reason for his final win was this : He knew he was a fair example of Volunteer State woodenness from the first lusty blast on the bugle. Therefore, he was never moved into helpless confusion by finding himself forced into the Academic Forest. The four years would have seemed longerwithout Bill. Those to come will be richer with him. Lucky Bag; Black N. YOU bet we know him — but let us tell you some of what we know. First, it is hard to get him started; but when once underway — whether in dancing, drag- ging, boxing, or playing the piano — his speed cones indicate flank speed. His letters, however, are always written with a will. And surely, that ' s one reason he was always hovering near the Academic forest, for letters at night brought two-O ' s the next day. But listen! Seek was never worried or hurried; and Saint Peter will credit him with just that. Why? Simply because his own bur- dens were swabo — to him. And because of that, some other sailor, who had fewer demos or re-exams, or whose velvet was a Persian rug compared to Seck ' s prayer mat, would just throw all his troubles away, light a skag, and come through with a big grin — and a yawn. Every- one yawns around Seek; he ' s just that soothing to have around. Ask one of the other boys who took extra instruc- tion in infantry every liberty day. The girls? They just go into an ecstasy over him, and he being nothing loath, a good time is alwavs had bv all. ' ' ' " Why, I ' ve still got ten demos to go — and graduation ' s only two months off. ' elvet! " Class Boxing ( ); Class Tennis ( 4, }, 2, 7), Numerals Q}, 2, ); Black M . 52.8 Maximilian Gebhardt Seckendorff philadelphia, pennsylvania " Max " " Seek " THE Navv received an asset in this seemingly quiet boy. Plefce year brought him two things: A success- ful batting average in the land of stars and trees; and a character pleasing to classmates and satisfactory to officials. The seething chalkdust of first sections did not attract him as did the select sections of other fields. The friends made Plebe year were invaluable in his campaign for biographies. But writing the story of another man " s life was not his preeminent work, for the Log felt the touch of his serious pen, which satisfied his statistical vein through " Professional Notes. " His love for " Tradi- tions " lived in the pages of the Tricknt. Wendell ' s more potential qualities cannot be placed entirely in the literary line, when one considers his ability to attract not only men, but also those of the fairer sex. His management of these sweet folks has been evident at the hops. But, girls: He has not yet found her. Associate Editor, Lucky Bag; Trident Society Qz, i); Treasurer (2), President ( ); Trident Magax.ine Staff (2, 7); Log Staff (2); Choir ( 4, }, 2, i); Vice President, Naval Academy Christian Association. Wendell Fischer Kline knoxville, tennessee Wendy " " Wendell Francis Douglas McCorkle mohawk, tennessee " Mac " " Tiny " YOU ' VE picked up this Bag to poke through it, and I ' ll lay you a treat you ' re glad, for you ' ve found this page and picture of one you knew as a lad. But tell me things of that lad which we may compare with a few which I ' ve had from the man I knew. So he was hungry, awkward, and lazy, and ever ear-high in a book, not of the classroom uneasy, but of Knights who ne ' er Ladies forsook? But nevertheless you ' d smile, and see — what a t}ian this lad was to be? And now that you ' ve told of the boy, I ' ll tell a bit of the man. He thought, Plebe year, he was wooden, that ' s why he won at the end, for it ' s knowing a fault that cures it, down by the Chucky bend. And yes, he was tall and slow, couldn ' t play any game at all, but his soul and body said " Row! " when the slim, sleek shells made call. Then, too, there ' s a call to his heart, and you surely know her, too, for she lives near the bend of the Chucky, where love — like the sky — is true-blue. Plebe Crew, Block Numerals; Crew Squad Q4, }, 2, ), Block Numerals Q}, 2, i); Class Football (4, 2); Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana (j). 52-9 James Edward Leeper dermott, arkansas " Jimmy " WAY down South in the land of cotton, " swamps and slow trains, lived this youth of a million freckles. Navy was his ambition, and after two years of various and sundry Prep schools, he was finally on the inside — looking out. His swamp training told and his Plebe year was spent in the trees; but a year in the Acad- emy broke the habit and Youngster year found him get- ting a decision or a fall in everything. Yes, " rasseling " is his pastime, and, beginning Plebe year, he fed heartily on the training table. He enjoyed this to such an extent that he has been lamenting the fact ever since that there was no training table for bridge, with which he occupied the remainder of his time. He is a man of few women, but if one wishes to hear a speech that would make Webster hide his face with envy, just mention Arkansas. " Ah cain ' t hep it! " " Sho nuff, Gerald, quit! " Wrestling Squad ( 4, ;, 2, i). Block Numerals ;, z): Expert Rifleman ( 4); Lticky Bag. MISTER Zur-Zu r! Aw, Mister Zermule! you drew that picture for the Log, huh? Good! Decorate this hop card! " And as the time drew near, more and more hop cards collected ' till he had them from all hands from the Five Striper to the non-ratey Two P. O. Thus begun the career of a good-natured and overworked " drawer. " Athlete? somewhat. Artist? a little. Snake? at all times and pas un savoir much; all in one package and a long one at that. Such is Gerry. He went out for every- thing from lacrosse to water polo; drew for everything from hop cards to the Trident; dragged everything from timid Bricks to tepid forty ' s, and was absolutely at home in the stag line. He acquired a multitude of friends during his stay at the Academy and all the boys claimed him to be one of them. His line is ever changing and carried him through the long years of recitations, and then his cases of " Daw- gone Jimmy, I ' m in love again. " " No use boning that stuff, I ' m turning in for a good night ' s sleep. " yourself. Those cigarettes belong to my Gerald Dale Zurmuehlen council bluffs, iowa " Gerry " " Sure, help roommate! ' ' Class Lacrosse ( 4, j); Lacrosse Squad (2, ); Class Crest Committee ( 4); Log Staff 0, -2, -r); Expert Rifleman. 530 WHO is making all that noise? Oh, that is just Benny Lovett in one of his friendly arguments. Come in and get the dope — anything you want to know from the theory of relativity down to the real way to run the Academy. But have you ever heard him talk up the Navy? A midshipman ' s job is something worth while; but there is nothing like having a " Goo-goo " come around with his: " Breakfast is served, sir. " Three meals a day with the minimum amount of work is his speed. If the nourishing part of the Navy doesn ' t get cut, well — he will surely eat his way to the top. The Juice Gang boasted well of Ben as one of its prom- inent members. I am sure we appreciated it, too, for how could we have gotten along without his tools when the old Vic broke down? If Dago could be worked by dia- grams he would have starred in Luce Hall. He just can ' t understand why the Profs didn ' t savvy his Dago. Lovett could get along with most everyone, even with the W.O. ' s, with whom his coefficient of friction was absolutely zero. " Love-it. " — It is such a sweet creature. Masqueraders Juice Ganf (4, ;, 2. i ' ). Director (i ' ). Benjamin Barnes Compton Lovett baltimore, maryland " Ben " Oscar Stiegler baltimore, maryland ' Sfieg " OH! I say, old thing! ' Who was that marathon champion who always guided the savvy section, and set a pace that the poor wooden soldiers could not follow? Why, Stieg, of course! Is there another? " Stieg started his business career with the Lucky Bag staff, and he is a business man of versatile ability. When he started yelling for that old mill that wandered hither and yon over Bancroft Hall, everyone knew that he meant business. Except when the mill failed to return, and when some- one swiped the daily paper before he had had a chance to bone it, Stieg was a very quiet chap. He neither chews, smokes nor swears, and drags only under great provoca- tion, but when he does — " Row-de-dow! " Stieg was a satellite of the first order, and when he labored with a wooden classmate or extended aid — intellectual, material or financial — to a friend in distress he was hard to beat. " A better friend hath no man. " " Who ' s got my typewriter? " Lucky Bag. 531 Barron Gray Lowrey blue mountain, mississippi Bee gum " " Gump BEEGUM finally made his belated appearance among us on the last day of Plebe summer — as a result of being a sixth alternate who had the five men ahead of him bilge — slowly but completely. However, their exam- ples seemed to inspire him to emulate their deeds, which resulted in no end of worry for the Ac Department. But every time they thought they had him in their power he ' d nonchalantly foil them by pulling sat in the nick of time. From this it might appear that he was worried most of the time, but such a thought would be decidedly incor- rect. As a little ray of sunshine he was surely a success. Unfortunately this happy nature had its drawbacks; and most of his meal hours were spent under the table as punishment for his continuous wise cracks. Naturally this was a handicap in putting on weight. Despite this the call of the inflated pigskin was too tempting to resist, so Beegum, the Second Classman, forsook the nice, shiny radiator and sallied forth to lend the class team a foot. That year the team won the championship while he stood on the side lines, cheering the gang to victory. He stoutly maintains, however, that his moral support was the deciding factor of the season. " Yes, bilged again. " Class Water Polo (5); Class Football Qz, i). T HIS is a piece of that well-known alloy, " Balti- morean " : savant, a Snake, and a good sport. Sid is the son of a veteran of two wars. His father once navigated a bateau from Cienfuegos to Key West, with- out a compass. Sid promises to be as seaworthy, for he knows the Navy from stem to stern. Though easy going and cheerful, this lad has not been without his troubles since he became one of the spoiled and pampered pets. A too damp combat, with the First Class, on the night before graduation gave Sid a rough start on a hard Youngster cruise, which was destined to be filled with visions of a leaveless September. Another hectic time in his life came when he fell heir to two stripes after the Army-Navy tilt Youngster year. He was able, however, to lead his platoon safely back to Crab- town. The only thing Sid ever kicked about, besides a delay in receiving the daily paper, was a soccer ball for the class team. His comprehensive limbs and adequate feet probably led him to that field, where men shout and shins are broken. " Judas rip! No soap! And I didn ' t get but three letters yesterday. " Choir Q4); Star (4, )); Class Soccer (2); Lucky Baz, Stajf; Black N ( ). Sidney Layton Smith baltimore, maryland " Sid " THE quintessence of optimism and the incarnation of reason. What less endowments could have whirled his pen through a bevy of letters; could have whipped his modestly lagging brain to scan for a whole score of minutes the morrow ' s formidable tasks; and then could have consigned him to the ignominious lassitude of his bunk e ' er the evening bell and gun punctuated the dull respite at three bells? In those first frigid, impossible moments of a winter reveille, you ' d have thought Cicero himself had arisen to declaim. Having heard such classic brain throbs as: " Say, d ' you know what? Isn ' t luck the acme of potential success? Believe in luck! That ' s the only philosophy of living. " And then you just had to believe. Versatile? Listen to the happenings of a night! Dago ten minutes; letters to the O.A.O. ' s; read The Life of Lmcoln and The Philosophy of Love. Tain ' t natural, you say? No, but what phenomenon is? So when the tireless chisel of his meddling fingers and curious brain shall have carved away the negation from " To fortune and to fame UN-known, " the somber fea- tures of fate will twist and writhe in the uncontrollable mirth of a gentle satisfaction. Stm- C4); Gymkhana Q4, }, 2, i); Juice Gang (4, 5); Class Track Q)); Class Gym (2), Numerals. Leonidas Metellus Matthews asheville, north carolina " Matt " Joseph Leon Wolfe ' coburn, virginia " Doc " HEY, M. C! Where ' s my mail. " Thus did Doc al- ways hail the new day. He was by no means a Sheik; but he was known to have occasionally dragged — and she was always from Virginia. He, however, was as very quiet about her as he is about most things. Doc began his Naval career with ' 15, but a trip to the hospital terminated in a good long sick leave home. However, he was not ready to quit the Navy and came back with ' 2.6 for what he claimed was his second Plebe year, but we are inclined to believe his long vacation spoiled him. He was a charter member of the Radiator Club, and except for some little gym work his principal activities were playing classical music on the piano and reading French classics. The most he ever wished for was an afternoon alone with a good book, but he was seldom allowed this pleasure, since the new regime started. According to him: " Between extra duty and the Sub-Squad I ' m pretty well dated up. " " Yes! but I am more conservative than most people. " Class Gym (j, 2, 7), Numerals (_j, 2, i). 535 Eugene Franklin May gordo, alabama " Gene " GENE MAY! Dixie! You all! Cotton! They do not rhvine but certainly they go together. In spite of his having declared that he lived in " God ' s Country, " he made the Navy his goal, and June, 1911, found him on the inside looking out. Football? Yes. Crew? I should say. Plebe year playing with the Hustlers, then with the A-Squadders. Then came Dick in his cry for " husky Plebes. " Not so long and rangy as some, not so husky as many, but there, from the start to the finish, put him on the Plebe crew for every race. The questions are: Why did Gene like the last row of the football stand, and why did he go to New York? Did you say, " New York, Easter and Christmas? " " Yes, and September, too. " " There ' s only one thing to do. You can ' t move New York down here so you will have to go up there. " Football B-Squad (. , }); Football Squad (2, i); Crew Squad C4, h -2 ' ) ■P ' " ' ' Crew, 26-Crossed Oar; Class Basketball (2); Masqueraders ( ). HERE ' S the brown-eyed Irishman: born a Southerner, and raised in the Mid-West, which he divorced to become a son of the sea . He wasn ' t long in setting a course which he steered with a skill and precision that marked him as a true academic mariner. A Snake? Not at Crabtown; but we wonder why he made his regular merry jaunts around a certain Conserva- torv of Music, where feminine beauty lurked with all its enchantmg ways; also why he spent precious study hours over Cupid ' s own messages. Oh! maybe he loves musk Uh-huh, but that ain ' t all! Sure, he was quiet — except at formations; reg — when asleep; studious — except during study hours; savvy — to his roommate. He says what he means and means what he says. A rough crowd of water-poloists used to hold drown- ing meets in the new pool. Frank was the fast, wiry, eel-like one whom you saw on top, ahead, on the bottom (of the pool) — and everywhere, making goals worth five points each. Water is his element so we hope that Frank is with the gang when they go out to sea. Choir {4, }, 2, i); Glee Club (2, ); Class Football (2, ); Lucky Bag; Water Polo Squad (. , }, 2, ), Block N ( ), Captain ( }. 534 Frank O ' Beirne elgin, illinois " O ' Brien " Now, gents, here ' s how the mighty Milton sizes up the situation, " and this fountain of wisdom gushes and bubbles forth to the delight of his listeners. The waters of the remarkable fountain are imbued with a humorous clement which gleams and sparkles in clever repartee and droll stories. Virgil ' s early decision to confine his activities to less strenuous fields was reached after due consideration of the theory of conservation of energy and the fact that only one man can be awarded annually the sword for athletic excellence. His attitude is not to be taken lightly, however, as it only proves the old adage that " still waters run deep. " Virgil is a deep thinker whose thoughts may be measured in pipefuls of tobacco con- sumed in meditation. And he himself once said, " I ' ve been storing up energy for twenty years now, so just wait till I do cut loose. " We predict astonishing things in the future when the aforesaid pent-up energy is released. Virgil is one of the last of a type which is rapidly vanishing from the Southland. We speak of the old Southern gentleman renowned in song and story for his chivalrous qualities. By his lazy drawl, sparkling wit, keen sense of humor, and hospitable nature, Virgil has endeared himself to all. Homer Virgil Milton marianna, florida " Poet " " Sonnet " Edmund Melson Ragsdale DAVTONA beach, FLORIDA " Kags " EVER since our first meeting with Rags, we have realized that he is a man of the new world in whose body there has been incarnated a soul of the old world. When fate decreed that he should be one of our own con- temporaries instead of a grandiloquent cabeUero of old Spain or a milord of old England, she probably sat back and viewed her work with a sardonical smile. Although starting out with such a handicap. Rags early deter- mined to make the most of an uncontrollable destiny and now, to nearly everyone, he is the gay young man- about-town who somehow or other has managed to do very well in athletics and academics. Due to his seemingly debonair attitude, his success is usually erron- eously attributed to luck. In reality Rags is a very con- scientious worker. However, he has his periods of relaxa- tion, and there are few whom it is more desirable to ring in on a party than he. Blessed with a rare wit of little or no sarcasm, he is admired and desired in any company of good fellowship. Class Football ( 4, 5, 2), Numerals ( 4, _j, 2); Class Lacrosse (2), Numerals Qz); Track Squad Q4, f), aNa ( ), Varsity Numerals (j); Boxing Sq uad (4, 5, 2, j). Numerals Q4, f), Block N (2, ), Captain ( ); Company Representative (5, 2); Hop Committee (2). 535 John Joseph Morony BURLINfGTON, IOWA " J ' J ' " TAKING that Cooks ' tour of Ireland? " But why- bother, when the map of Ireland, with all points of interest — Dublin, Cork, and County Claire, make up the face of this boy. Jig ' s repertoire of impersonations, however, take you further. Anything from Bob Folwell to the latest slang of a Paris gamin. There ' s something behind this happy-go-lucky outside that makes the wheels go ' round. It may have been all those new regula- tions which gave him a good-natured gripe now and then; or — you know he put in lots of sleep, and some one in Iowa City put out lots of midnight oil on those pocket- edition love lyrics that seemed to be on the table so frequently. Qiiien sahel Another question in our mind is why John took the wrestling cure under Coach Schultz until he took a deferred visit to the Apple of his Eye during Second Class Sep leave; and came back to take up kicking practice as manager of soccer! The equivocal dope on his visit was " No soap. " " You ' re in love, Jig. " " Poopewang. " Manager Soccer ( ); Class Wrestling Q4, f); Sub- Squad Q4, }, 2). WHAT nationality are you, Mr. Sweeney? " " I am from New Hampshire, sir, " came the answer in a brogue which betrayed not only the essence of his ancestors but gave one the familiar twang of a pedigreed New Englander. " Were any of your ancestors Navy men? ' ' " Faith, and do you think they came over here in a wheelbarrow? " By one of the strange actions of fate, Sweeney, D. J. (this one) became a pampered pet, only to find himself a sister pet of Sweeney, J. D. At times, D.J. is spoken of most casually as " the other Sweeney " while again you ' ll find J. D. serving his term as the standard bearer. To compare Sweeney with any known animal would be difficult, but it ' s dead certain that he is no relation of either the fish or snake. He has been a regular member of the sub-squad — and says he liked it. As for married life, he says it ' s just like taking olives from a bottle; after the first one you don ' t want any more. No biography of Sweeney could be complete without mentioning his prime achievement — a feat which few, if any midshipmen can boast of. He dragged blind and has called her O.A.O. ever since. He ' s a friend, this man, — a friend who wins you from the start with that big broad Sweeney smile. Daniel Joseph Sweeney NASHUA, new HAMPSHIRE -D.J. ■Dan " Sub-Squad (,4, 3, 2 ' ); Class Soccer Q4, j, 2), Numerals (2). 536 TEN years in the wilds of New Mexico gave Max the physical characteristics of the inhabitants of that region, especially in his lower extremities. Fortunately, he was removed to Iowa where civilization had an opportunity to do its work. Two Years Before the Mast and other stirring sea tales brought the call of the sea to him. Thus he joined us — another martyr to the cause. An impenetrable mystery surrounds Max ' s Ajfa res de coetir. Some fair lowain must have blighted his life, way in the dim dark past. Those who made shore leaves with him on the cruise testify that he certainly isn ' t bashful. With delightfully curly hair, which they all love to muss, an innocent face, and a mean line all of his own, Sa — ay now! I wonder. In the interim when he was not under the spell of that masterpiece of Bowdich, which so haunted us by its eternal mystery, his favorite author was Emerson. Max was a mariner of much fame, a skipper in embryo, as it were. Well, we remember a certain week-end party in the Argo, she being hard and dry on a sand-bar half way out to the lighthouse . Getting under superficialities we find an earnest, hard- working lad headed for the fleet; also an even tempered, true-blue friend, always ready to lend an ear, to the old sob story. " Who ' d you get in Juice? I got the hardest Prof over there, don ' t know what his name is. " Manager Lacrosse ( ); Black N . Daniel Maxwell Ogden birmingham, iowa " Max " Charles Donald Spencer HONESDALE, PENNSYLVANIA " Mac " WELL now, you see, here are five letters. They should bring five answers, shouldn ' t they? " Then for a whole week he would watch the mailman pass the door. However, it was not always fruitless. Regardless of the game, he stuck until he gained per- sonal satisfaction. He even worked for four years learning to guard his nose, and though never gaining renown, he became accomplished. One prevailing hobby was the blowing of some weird instrument; and if it was not weird he made it so. This was probably his way of get- ting solitude. Mac held his perch with the Chapel warblers for four years — every Saturday morning giving us the merry Ha! Ha! at drill. Nevertheless, it was not so much the harmony that attracted him as the advantageous view of the week-end drags. As a song bird he was a canary, as a Snake — a rattler. G ee Club (;}, 2, ); Choir Q4, }, 2, i); Boxing Squad Q}); Class Boxing (4); Black N : Class Track ( ). 537 Louis McCoy Nulton winchester, virginia 1869 BECAUSE he has shown us, in himself, the finest tra- ditions of ofiicerlike character and service; because his service career has been brilliant through faithful per- formance of duty; because he has been a true friend to every midshipman under his command; and because we hope to find further inspiration and guidance in our service careers through his example, the Lucky Bag presents this biographical sketch of the Superintendent, Rear-Admiral Louis M. Nulton. Admiral Nulton was born in Winchester, Virginia, on the 8th of August, 1869. He attended private and public schools in that city until the summer of 1S85, when he received an appointment to the Naval Academy. He won the local competitive examination and came to Annapolis to prep at Thompson Preparatory school on Main Street. His most vivid recollections of this time are hot summer days; quadratics; hard work; awe of and admiration for the more worldly and sophisticated candidates who were certain of passing in without the slightest difficulty, and who later, with slight difficulty, didn ' t. There were five entrance examinations, of which he failed the first two. The re-examinations he passed and got in " barely, " he says, " but in. " And so on the 8th of September, 1885, Naval Cadet Louis M. Nulton answered his first muster. He had hardly begun his career in the service when misfortune overtook him in the form of illness. The first month of his Plebe year was spent in the hospital, and on his return found that examinations were due. A 0.9 in Mathematics did not discourage him, however, for at the end of the year, out of a class of 66, he stood 47 in that subject. His other standings were: English, 46; French, 33; conduct II with 2.G demerits. Youngster year he began rooming with Naval Cadet Kittelle, now Rear Admiral Kittelle, who gives us sev- eral interesting recollections of those days. " Admiral Nulton, " he says, " was inordinately fond of cakes and on Saturday afternoon, the only day al- lowed in town, he returned laden with cakes from Ro- beck ' s and Wiegard ' s. He was very fond of skylarkmg, and we had frequent rolls over the floor of our room. For the first half of the time I could do him up, and then he became taller and heavier, and I had the worst of it. He was a good tennis player and excellent at fencing. As a first-classman and two-striper, I remember that he was very particular about the fit of his trousers and spent much time in having them altered and pressed until just right. The improvement that he made in his class standing was unparalleled in our class and in any class so far as I know. 538 First Classman united states naval academy i88q I In June, 1889, having been graduated " with credit " for the four years ' course, he was assigned to duty on board the U.S.S. Chicago which was then the flagship of the first " White Squadron, " the first squadron of modern steel ships ever assembled by the United States, where he completed his two year ' s " Passed Naval Cadet ' s " cruise and was assigned to the Engineer Corps. He was on duty on the cruiser Charleston in the Harbor of Rio de Janeiro during the Civil War in Brazil. Later he was transferred from the Charleston to the Philadelphia and ordered to Honolulu for duty during the revolution which attempted to overthrow the Pro- visional Government of Hawaii. While in the islands, he attended the trial for treason of ex-Queen Lillioukalani, and later attended, in an official capacity, the opening of the first Congress of the Republic of Hawaii. In 1895 Admiral Nulton was ordered to duty at the United States Naval Academy as an instructor in Marine Engineering and was on duty there at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war in which he participated on board the Minneapolis. Passed Assistant Engineer 1896 Commander ltnited states navy I9IO-I915 On being transferred to the U.S.S. Arethusa as her Chief Engineer, he was on duty in the Harbor of Havana on the day the Spaniards evacuated the Island of Cuba. On July I, 1S99, he was assigned to duty on the U.S.S. Yosemite. This vessel sailed for the Island of Guam to establish American customs and government in an Island which for centuries under Spanish rule had been practi- cally unknown to the world. While in Guam, Lieutenant Nulton was relieved of engineering duties and assigned to deck duty, being pro- moted toNavigating Officer of theNew Orleans, on which he took part in the coast patrol of the Phillipine Islands, during the insurrection. He was later sent to China, for duty in the Gulf of Taku during the Boxer uprising in 1901 . Upon his return to the United States, he was assigned to duty in Washington, in the Office of Naval Intelligence. He was prominently identified with the present system of naval gunnery and was Ordnance Officer of the U.S.S. Texas at the time that vessel produced what was then a remarkable record in gunnery. He later became squadron gunnery officer of the Coast Squadron, and, from there, went to the Naval Academy as an instructor in ordnance and gunnery. July I, 1905. Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 539 As a Lt. Com ' d ' r. he served at sea on board the U.S.S. Olympia as Executive Officer, and in the Atlantic Fleet as follows: U.S.S. Panther as Executive Officer and Navigator; U.S.S. Ohio as Gunnery Officer; U.S.S. Wis- consin as Executive Officer, making the cruise of the battleship fleet around the world. During the trip was specially received by the King and Queen of Greece. He was later ordered to duty at the Naval Academy as Head of the Department of Ordnance and Gunnery. July I, lyio. Promoted to the rank of Commander. In 191 1, commanded the battleship Indiana on a Mid- shipmen ' s practice cruise to Europe. During this cruise lunched with the German Emperor, and with Princess Henry of Prussia at her castle in Kiel. Later was detached from the Naval Academy and ordered to course of instruction at the Naval War College. From there was ordered to command the Gunboat Nash- ville, and in command, participated in revolutionary and political events in Santo Domingo. He was transferred from the Nashville to command the Armored Cruiser Montana, and while in command, organized a course of torpedo training for the Atlantic Fleet. He also participated in the revolutionary situation in Haiti, landing armed forces in Port Au Prince, being in military command of allied forces on shore there. September 2.0, 191 5. Ordered to duty at the Naval Academy as Commandant of Midshipmen. November z6, 1915. Promoted to the rank of Captain. Upon detachment was ordered to command the dread- naught Pennsylvania, Flagship of the Atlantic Fleet. In September, 1910, he was ordered as Commandant of the Fourth Naval District and the Philadelphia Navy Yard and on August ix, 19x1, was selected for promotion to the rank of Rear Admiral. Upon completion of duty as Commandant at Philadel- phia was assigned to command the Third Battleship Division of the Battle Fleet. He has received the campaign badges given by the Government to those officers who participated in the West Indian, Philippine, China (Boxer), Vera Cruz, and World War campaigns. For services during the World War he received the Navy Cross. On February 13, 19x5, was ordered to duty as Superin- tendent of the U. S. Naval Academy. The Regiment has been fortunate in having as its guide a man of such sterling character and exemplary attain- ments. Let us hope that in our lives in this same service that he has served so well we can bring credit to his teach- ings and find the happiness of a life well and sincerely lived that we know he has. 540 Rear Admiral united states navy 19X1 IT ' ' ' :- ' " jj ' yi PERMANENT SHORE DUTY " Abel, Archibald D. Allen, Wendell Bruce, Jr. Alverson, Troy Terrell Armstrong, David King M. 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" PERM AS EST SHORE DU ' i ' Y " QContinued Feldman, Allan Lee Missouri Houston, Thomas Augustus Texas Finkelstein, Elliott Joseph New York Howard, Kenneth Painter Pennsylvania Finley, John Campbell South Carolina Hubert-Jones, Ashton Lee Pennsylvania Fischer, Nils Gustaf New York Hudgens, Claude Merrill Tennessee Flaherty, Edward Short Massachusetts Jackson, Ed Hughes Georgia Flemming, Russell Edward Pen nsylvania Jochum, William New York Fogg, Gilman Worcester Massachusetts Johnson, Howard Ravenscroft West Virginia Fontenot, Lee LaRose Louisiana Jolivette, Aubrey Raymond South Dakota Foster, Joshua Hill, Jr. Georgia Kampine, Leon Leonard Wisconsin Foster, Paul Eugene Kansas Kendrick, Marion Stewart Texas Fresch, Charles Michael, Jr. New York Kimbell, Raymond Snively Oklahoma Frver, Loren Hansbrough New ' Jersey Koonce, Edgar Payne North Carolina Gannon, Thomas Reginald Michigan Lambert, Robert Davison loiva Garcia, Edmund Ernest Ohio Land, John Henry, Jr. North Carolina Garrison, Daniel Mershon South Carolina Landers, J. J. Gartley, James Thomas Pennsylvania Latham, John Hill Georgia Giese, A. A. Latimer, Julian Lane, Jr. West Virginia Gilchrist, Murvyne Durwood Alabama Levensky, Sol Earl Nebraska Golden, James Michael Pennsylvania Lewis, Gordon Roose xlt Kentucky Goldsborough, Frederic Brice New York Lichty, Maurice Gerald Iowa Gough, Harry Delmer Michigan Lindsey, William Carl Tennessee Grady, Edgar Norwood North Carolina Little, Wilbert Armondo Georgia Granger, James Roscoe Washington Lockhart, William Brotherton Ohio Greenlee, Richard Kansas Lofberg, Gus Brynolf, Jr. Michigan Grewe, Norman Carl Michigan Lowe, Eugene Knight New York Grinager, Kenneth Paul North Dakota Lowther, Robert Dickson Kansas Griswold, Theophilus Massachusetts Luongo, Henry New York Gunderloy, Frank Charles Ohio MacDonald, Charles Temple South Dakota Hackett, Thaddeus Edward, Jr Michigan Mahoney, Evans William Louisiana Haddad, E. F. McAllister, Joseph Banks North Carolina Haigney, Francis Joseph New York McCarthy, Andrew Augustine Massachusetts Hall, Edwin Brewington Missouri McCarty, Joseph Carroll Missouri Hands, Edgar Beach, Jr. Louisiana McDermett, Gage Carmein Texas Hanion, P.J. McGovern, John Edward Idaho Hare, Francis Hutcheson Alabama McGregor, William Harry Pennsylvania Harrison, Carter Henry Virginia McGuire, Gordon Gerald Montana Hayes, William Myers Texas McMillan, Ivan Ruric Kansas Heflin, Joel Ardis Louisiana McMullan, Charles Grice North Carolina Hersey, Theodore Edward Wisconsin McNeill, Howard lotva Hilliard, Lyman Hall Georgia Miller, Herman Newton Texas Hitchcock, John Emerson Massachusetts Miller, Thomas Raymond South Carolina Honeck, Edwin Joseph Ohio Moneysmith, Garold Arling Illinois Houck, John Howard, Jr. Louisiana Moore, M. E. 542- -f _. rtfc . ■■ -mf h ii PERMANENT SHORE DUTY " Morgan, John Pierpont Moseley, Euell Gilbert Moseley, William Louis Moses, George Williams, Jr. Mounts, Providence, Jr. Mourer, Peter William Mullen, Edward Murray Musser, Richard Christian Newton, Charles McCall Norton, Joseph Jeptha, Jr. O ' Connell, John Ennes Olney, Robert Blum Ormond, Ernest Bertram Overfelt, Willis Parsons Pearsall, Robert, Jr. Pearson, Ralph Byron Pellegrino, Pete August Phillips, Joseph Herbert Potter, Stafford Ferrar Preddy, Joseph Gipson Prehn, Roland John Pruner. Alfred William Pryor, Francis Dennis Randolph, Robert Andrew Rankin, Ottis Ray Reed, George Latimer, Jr. Regan, Edward Lawrence Riley, William Spence Roberts, Harold Emmett Robertson, Frank Wright Robeson, Ben Palmer Robnett, Vernon Powell Ross, Harold Jerome Rubin, Philip Amon Rudulph, Zebulon Thomas Sanders, Harold Sanders, Mark C. 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Strickland, Robert Sturgeon, Louis Edwin Sunde, Frederick Michael Terrill, Maurice Wilbur Terry, Ralph Bane Thompson, Bingley William Thompson, Joseph Cornelius Tingle, Asher Preston Tipton, Ancel Cramer Tobias, Robert Benjamin Todd, Belden Wilmer Toy, Frederick Dyer Truax, William David Brown Waggener, Virgil Glenn Wagner, Chester Theodore Wales, William Wyatt Wallace, Albert Barrett Walshe, Frank Seymour, Jr. Ward, Millard Crawford Waring, Edward Harleston, Jr. South Carolina Wells, Mitchell Preston, Jr. South Carolina Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Illinois Illinois Nebraska Pennsylvania Wisconsin Oklahoma Netv Jersey Illinois Pennsylvania South Carolina New Mexico Arkansas Netv Mexico ■ Kansas Illinois Colorado Pennsylvania West Virginia Indiana Delaware Mississippi Kansas Texas Ohio New Jersey Kentucky Netv York California Texas Louisiana Maryland Whipp, Clarence Eugene Whitlock, Laurence Alexander Wiles, Gordon Warren Wiley, Wallace Wilkes, Adrian Heffner Williams, Carroll Williams, Joseph Bassett Williams, Robert Myers Louisiana Virginia Illinois Illinois Mississippi Minnesota New Hampshire Indiana ■ — ■i " «pi ip " 5fl " ; 543 rM " ' " " ' • ' ' • ' • ' -■ " PERMANENT SHORE DUTY Winter, Wilmoth Sabin Wise, Edward Crosby Wood, Fay Earnest Woods, James LaFayette, Jr. (Continued Nebraska Wright, Henry Price, Jr. Pennsylvania Arkansas Zahm, Richard Holloway Iowa Nebraska Zinterhofer, Louis Joseph Michigan Iowa 544 ....0 © " @. r ? 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Beautiful, biit Dumb: Yes, look at tho.se two cute boys in blue leaning over the railing S. Y. T. : Those must be Middies! (Approaching two .seamen, .second, leaning on the life line.) Oh, you live here, don ' t you! ' Could you show us around the boat? 1$. but D.; You know, I was on a battleship once called the Scdillr, but it must liave been much bigger than this boat. First Seaman (venturing) : Yes, the Seattle, she ' s one of them battle cruisers, ain ' t she? Second Seaman (under his breath, and jabbing his compan- ion in the ribs): For sake! If you can ' t talk good English, shut up! (Venturing in his turn.) Well, yes, Mi.ss. We ' d be g!a l to show you about the ship. ow, this here ' s a turret, and them two guns is twelve inch and ' 11 shoot about thirty miles. B. but D.: Ooh! Did Ju ever shoot one yourself? Second Seaman; Yes, ma ' am. We been holdin ' practice every day comin ' up the coast, and I ' m Cajitain of the — er — ah — er — the after part of the sliip. S. Y. T. : Captain? How interesting! Oh, you future Ad- mirals must lead a wonilerful life! (Turning to first seaman.) . n l are you, too, in charge of something? I ' irst Seaman (temporarily subdued, but coming back strong): IJh — yes, I ' m head of the food supply for the men. B. but D.: Oh, I think it ' s so grand and romantic, our meet- ing two such interesting gentlemen just by chance, don ' t you? Bo ' sn ' s Mate: Now, all visitors will leave the shi]) imriied- iately! Lay aft the galley, all the mess cooks! First Seaman: Er — excuse me, please, gotta go below. See you girls again some time. G ' bye. Second Seaman: Yea, I gu ' ss you ' ll have to be shovin ' off, too. The mate ' s just passe l the word that all visitors have to leave the ship. B. but D. (in motor sailor, going ashore): Weren ' t those Midtlies just the sweetest boys? The Cop A cop, him is a fuimy man. What corner on the stands. Him directs the traffic B,v wiggling both him haixls. Him stands in thi ' middle. 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" This story is dedicated to the drag who has been down to Annapolis several times and imagines she can speak Midshipnianese. I was walking down the street in cits the otlier day while on leave in Washington, when I passed a girl whom I had met down at the hops and knew very well. I was surprised that she failed to recognize me, so I turned and said, " Hello, Ruth, trying to high-hat me? " " Oh, pardon me, Joe, I didn ' t recognize you in your skivvies. " 566 rfei?afe»? IM SAFETYo fAe HIGHWAYS ¥ Suppose he had not arrived UR women-folk are mighty independent, now-u-days. The motor car has broadened horizons, shortened miles, turned night to day. We should not check their sweet self-assurance. And yet, sometime, the handsome officer and his Colt may not be there to catch his cue and save " the maiden in distress. " What then? You, of all men, know Colt dependability and that a Colt Revolver or Automatic Pistol is safe even for " her " to handle. What will you ad- vise your mother, sister or " the only girl " to do? Stay in the house at night? Try and do it ! And even if she did stay in, a Colt protected hom e saves worry for the fellow who ' s away— means safety for those whom we cherish. What are you going to do about a Colt for her? Colt Automatic Grip Safety is explained in the new Colt Catalog or by any Colt Dealer Colts Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co. Hartford, Conn. Phil, B. Bekeait Compaiiy Pacific Coast Rvprescntalirc 717 Market St.. San FnuKisco, Ca Colts Q ie Arm of Law and Order 567 Launching of U. S. S. Saratoga Built by New York Shipbuilding Corporation Camden, N. J. Recent Events of Naval Academy Society Elaborate Hall Last Saturday evening Dahlgren Ilall was the scene of one of the