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

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SI fy . J 4 - r, X I. I B :Fi 1 Si) These men wrote the first page in the history of our Navy, and in n iu « lui £ fiWfff UUf tft UffUtfiJt tr Mklt: k tiH!d ' tJHljyir the War for America ' s Independence made its earliest traditions. y ' v ' v : I have not yet begun to fight " s s 4 19 2 7 I Printed by Ths Schiluwg Paces, Inc., New York Citr Producers of " Super " Books BAIj (I)I1I.P£ ' .:H. .PH ' .SBL j OiMiSx l lAi lAi .At ti ' ii tA. lAi lAi lAi lAi lAi REzr: THE LVCKY BAG g " 1927 Nearly as young as the infant Navy ' were the courageous heroes who subdued Tripoli and silenced the threat of piracy. IVith their staunch daring the Navy was reborn to become a protector of commerce and a bulwark of liberty. " J ' ITTT 2 ) tikffiMHtittti kititiHt}- iui lui iin Jibi yut i yutrHiFBifyiAa . Our Countor, ; right orwrongys ' i Born of battle and borne on its smoke. Tradition is a fine-spun thread in the banner of victory. The deeds and dreams of Yesterday lead ever onward the fleets of Tomorrow. ■ g; « V v v v v " -J «v vj 1 Through a century ringing clear, the glori- ous words of the in- domitable Lawrence live on ... a watch- word for Today, and for all time, " Don ' t give up the ship " v:o v : v? ? ' : ? 1 j-roLL - poi ' i-j ' :E; ji jac doj i ou£vj:j .FioD0p;.2£; 9 |; ;; ; ' s.: H. ' :: i H H..b . 9. ? 9i 9 9i I 9i 9j r!rll LUCKY BAG 2 1927 The Annual of the Regiment of Midshipmen Published at the United States Naval Academy Annapolis, Maryland by the Class of Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-Seven H Ji ' i ' With tireless energy, sound judgment, and rare foresightedness, Perry prepared for the great victory of Lake Erie, and with master- ful seamanship and un- faltering bravery he C ri r C r c r r .- achieved it. A rich heri- tage for the growing Navy came from this youth, who inspired anew a war-worn na- tion with his message, " fVe have met the en- emy and they are ours! " I i ' I SJ rJ:Jrt: c o rt: ' . n: P f O c OC ' f r» f ,.r f 0 ' w D:S BI CAT] Oi f b n: ' r r c r } , I W I ' I I I A ' , ' A T HILE attempting to en- ter Mobile Bay, during Farragut ' s attack on the Fifth of August, 1864, the U. S. S. Tecumseh, a moni - tor, ran afoul of a torpedo. There was a terrific explosion, the Tecumseh careened vio- lently, and quickly began to sink. A small boat was lowered from the flagship, the Hart- ford, and Acting Ensign Henry C. Nields was despatched to pick up as many of the ill- fated Tecumseh ' s crew as were fortunate enough to be alive still. Through a heavy fire from the engaged ships he calmly proceeded on his mission to within a few hundred yards of Fort Morgan. When a little distance from the sinking moni- tor he realized that he had no colors shotting. To the joy of all who witnessed the incident he stopped while he displayed the Stars and Stripes in the stern of the boat, although he exposed himself to the fire of both friend and foe in doing so. With great bravery he rescued ten men, whom he took safely to the Oneida. Here, certainly, was one of Farragut ' s " iron men " ! 3 : € yi j» To Acting Ensign Henry C. Nields and his brave crew, to countless other officers and men of the Navy who have done their duty and more with unquestioning loyalty and unfailing courage, to the hosts of unsung heroes in Navy Blue, who, by their deeds, have taken for themselves the motto " Non sibi sed patriae " this volume of the Lucky Bag is dedicated. ! i i I i I - ' ■ • VfVr Ts ■ N a great race against time and the enemy, the Oregon steamed at full speed around a continent to join the Fleet at Santiago. Undaunted by terrific storms her brave crew carried on tirelessly through weary days and sleepless nights that her engines might louder sing the song of Service. . . . that she should not fail the cause. |gi , ob c;: cft c;; W cV; l v - Z ;:?:r? T fT?T Tyi 7yT: : I I I OP i V, ] K ' ( J Tl D CTRADITION, Service, ■ Development . . . these three are the e fid u ring stones upon zvhich the Navy is built . . . they are the firm foundations of its silent strength, the altars at the eiid of the paths of the sea. In making this record of the Class of Nineteen Hundred a fid Twefity- seven and its years as midshipmen, afi attempt has been tnade to preserve the glorious traditiofis that they may inspire anew . . . to hofior the many services of the ever vigilant fleets . . . to trace the cofistant developfnent that has givefi the smoke of steel tnonsters to the voinds that safig through the sails of the BON HOMME RICHARD. 9 1 I ii I rycON.nr::. ■-, n:::r. orf Cf ;.-K ' r rf kT ; r c vf ::r ' ' ' ; - ' : ro: » ' ' ij rr s- ii 5r y 2V the Nineteenth of November, 1917, the U. S. S. Chauncey m Mtvas rammed and sunk by the Steamship Rose while proceeding V-X from Gibraltar to meet and escort a convoy. Three officers and eighteen men were lost in a heavy sea. Six years later, in August, 1923, the Regiment of Midshipmen unveiled a tablet in Gibraltar to the memory of the heroes of the Chauncey . . . to the memory of their devotion in a grim tryst with Duty. Sl - ;i n c o r c c :: ;b c ;: v: I H M S M ri I AM I I I prUliam ( yKCaximillian %Jan ' Den Qorput Palo Alto, California 1904-1923 " A true friend and a beloved classmate " I ii I .vr:v _5 «v ' v " s; v, " v I VTJJJJJSJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ ' JJJ ' JIJ 2 ' V ' 1 a ,Fi 1 i t i « J m jjll l l l j ltll ' ! ' M||||lj|l||ll iinniniiiiiiin liliUlE : i k: J 1 1 ' I ; 1 1 1 ; 1 1 1 : i [ ! 1 1 iiiniimiuininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimH iiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiii. ,,i..,.fii .ti.ii;.iiiiin..:i.ii:il.i.Hiliillill BOOK ONE HERE Severn joins the tide " the ships wait for their own, and those who have gone before us look eagerly in across the Bay to The Yard. The massive granite buildings, resting upon foundations of fine traditions and heroic deeds . . . the monuments to the heroes of the past teach- ing heroes of the future . . . figureheads from the ships long dead but ever glorious . . . y winding walks where June Week fare- wells are said, and the straight brick walks to J| p . knowledge. An- f_ chor ' s aweigh, and one last look at . . . The Yard! • ' imji y ljil ijmunyumnnmmi uimnmmi OFFICERS ' QUARTERS . . . For noiu may ice stand by the pillars of the Club and look hack at the barrier which all must pass =who would become officers of our Navy. . . . .-I r 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 Ml 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 M 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 H 1 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 ] ' 1 1 1 1 1 1 i M 1 1 1 1 1 1 n I i n I liiiit 1 .M.uuiiiuuHnnniMiiiiiinniiniiiiiniliuMMii ni in l li u iii n i niMill l inilM IIIIII II IIIM ll Mll lll llllll i l ll lM ll llin i lll ' llll l ini l l i ma r|yiyUi,y]| jiiiiili]iyiiiyyii THE COLONNADE . . . Tall, stately pillars, linking hops and drills and classes lijiih old Bancroft Halt . . . proud sen- tinels of the Armory . . . t ' lllillHllllilllli;illUIIIIIII|i ' nnnnniininiiiunii|ninHiiMinnMM; n i lli l il ' l l llMI I Minilllllllll ),||| |||imiii|i|iiiiiirliMin:!:.:|.imiiiiiMiiiiMniiiiMiiiininiimniii ' :.;iiiiimi.iiiMi iiimiiiiiiiiM].|f: I niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiii ADMINISTRATION BUILDING . . . Where Experience and Wisdom combine their talents to mould the policies of our Academy and the characters of the Classes . ■ . llll! ' ll ' lllll " lllllll " llllllll)lllll!l|)lillir. IIMliI . lll llllll llll li HimilllimillllllimilllllilliiilliiiiiiiimiiiiMii i niMnniiminniimMiiii i n 1 1 ii m 1 1 1 1 i,i i ii in ii ii ' ii 1 1 n:M i m ui ni iir 5 u nii.i wn M U i uniii : i iii u iiu iu. i M . 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M : I ' 1 ' : I n iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiii THE ARMORY . . .And from here come the memories, bilter-siueet, of our Farewell Ball — and vague recollections of the trials of ballistics. . . . l.iriiiiiiiiiiiiinMnininhiliilliiliii: i:: ' i ' ' ii ' ' ' - ' -iiii ' fJ J II 12 Ii imi l llll llll lllll l l i mill l ll lll lll inillll l l l l llllii iililiniiiiiniiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMi!i;i ' UMiiiiimiiiii ' ir i ' i[imiiii:iiiii; 13 14 i l2 ; j]JJl lll llJJ l J Uii iiiniiiiiiiiuiiiiiiLniiiiiiiiiMiiiriiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii llllllllllllllil- THE PARK The gay hubbub of the Mess Hall stilled in Uncle Henry ' s Garden. Spring liiiliffhl. (iijiirclles ffloiu- ing . . . and then, far away, study call llllllllllllllllllliimilllllllllllimilllllimU ' niiiinniHiiMiin.Miiii: i. 1 l ll ll lllllll llll l l l lll ll ll l l l l l l l l lllllllllinUllllilliii)iiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiii iniiiiiiir,iiii:;iiiiiiMii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniin| " i ' l " l " " i " n IS A ND now we turn from The Book Of The Yard to The Book Of The Acade- my . . . from the build- ings made of granite to the buildings made of men, and those who were the builders. r I .f- -w. " . . ' " SdK The Commander-in-Chief CALVIN C. COOLIDGE The Secretary of the Navy CURTIS D. WILBUR r f f f r f ' r ' r i i ' M r !■ I ' I ' r f p f M n !■ ! ■ !■ K ii r ' n r ' M f t I ' | i I ' I ' H T Ml The Sitper ' intendent REAR-ADMIRAL LOUIS M. NULTON (212E I T » ' ' ' ' ' r f 1- r- V V I ' I ' r r r r r r r r r i f i - r i ' r r r ' i - i- f rsS 20 I r ' r t ' f r r f r f ' i ' r ' liIlLi ' Li-L ' -I J ' I ' I ' ' ±lAir LLV r f r ' r f m f r !■ r ( The Commandant of Midshipmen CAPT. SINCLAIR GANNON, U.S.N. r r r ' r ' l ' f r r r f ' r j r- r r r r r f r r r r ' f r r r ' r f r r f ' 21 T ' I ■ t ' f f ■ f r ' r r ' M r f ! ■ I ' f rw r ' l L i ' i ' i ' r ' r r» n f i ■ i - f f i ' r t P ' Ji S The Executive Officer COMMANDER ROLAND M. BRAINARD U.S.N. T— 3 ssj f r ' r r r mr T ' r r r t ' i ' r- i- r t " f r r r r r- i- r f r r r r- r ' r- r 22 ' V t ' f f f f r r f F ' r ; .§5 ■ I ' t ' f f r ' r ' -r The Chaplain CAPT. SIDNEY K. EVANS. (Ch. C.) U.S.N. ! ' I ' t ' r ' I ' I ' I ' t ' I- I ' r r - [■ r r r i ' f r r f r ■ i ' f r f r !■ r i- r- f,! — 23 f f r ' r cL_f f f r ' r ' f r i : yA Executive Department GET THE NEWS! EVERYBODY UP, L-A-S-T CALL! ALL OUT, SIR! Commander R. C. Giffcn Senior Watch Officer. Lieut. Contntander R. O. Davis, Assistant to the Contniandmit. FORMATION OL 7 ' SIDE! STEP OUT! ON THE DOUBLE! FALL IN! PIPE DOWN! HEADS UP! EYES IN THE BOAT! SQUARE YOUR CAPS FORE AND AFT! PUT THAT MIDSHIPMAN ON THE REPORT! ATTENTION TO ORDERS! MARCH OFF! BRACE UP! SHOULDERS BACK! CHEST OUT! CHIN IN! PRESENT A SMART APPEARANCE! KEEP A BRIGHT LOOKOUT! FREEZE IN YOUR TRACKS! FIDELITY AND OBEDIENCE NOW AND FOREJ ' ER. AYE, AYE, SIR! Caplaiit, U. S. N., CommanJani of Midshipmen first Rozv: Lorcns, Mason, Ladevian, HarUnan, Padgett, Townscnd, Reed; Second Row: Kelly, McCormick, Davis, Stock (S. C), Freedman (S. C.J; Third Row: Vossler, Mayer (S. C), Brainard, Gannon, Giffen, Thomson, Brereton. r ■ ' if — Vir ' f f r !■ I ' r r r r r y f r r r f f r ' r r- r f r r ' - r r ' r r f r f i 24 f t ' t ' f r t ' t ' r r r ' f r f i ' y f r r ' f r I ' I ' i ' i ' i ' r r r f t ' f r f f r i ' n i ' K ■:i vi;i c The Regimental Staff l-rrol Darts Of erf ell. h ' eiiiiueiital ConnntinJe) Allen I.ODthard Duintliui, Regiulclltat Sub-Commaudc) ' HANDLING men in a manner that will give the best possible results is, undoubtedly, the most important and difficult task of a naval officer. At the Academy, only the midshipmen officers are in a position to gain experience in this field, which is very valuable in developing initiative, self- confidence, quick thinking, and a proper sense of duty. To develop the above qualities, as well as to gain the heartiest cooperation and loyalty of the Regiment, midshipmen are put in command rather than commissioned officers, who would, perhaps, increase efficiency from a strictly military viewpoint but at the same time cause a lowering of the general happiness and " es rit de corps. " Our four long, yet pleasant, years at the Academy have come to an end and the present first class are about to take their positions in the great naval machine, there to put into practice the theoretical and practical knowledge gained in the many departments here. Our success will depend largely upon our mental attitude; if determined to succeed, success will be gained; if only half-hearted ef- fort is put forth, mediocrity will result. We again start equal; we all have the same chance of gaining the heights; those of us who are the most determined will be the future leaders of our great Navy. Standing: DcKay, Boyd, J. N. Mnrf by, Dixon; Sitting: Zitzewilz, McGarry, Ovcrfelt, Dunning, SliapUy. ■ i yi fi r r ' f f I ' f r » f r ' _p_!j_ i ' i ' r i ' f 4 4 . -.. - (i i , -i. y. Pfinijstag. Williamson, CaldivcU, Mclson. Ctniiad. FIRST BATTALION STAFF H. H. Caldwell, Batlal ' ion Commander C. L. Melsox, Sub-Commander D. F. Williamson " , Battalion Adjutant H. J. Pfin ' gstag. Battalion Commissary R. D. Conrad, Battalion Aid T. O. Dahl, Battalion C. P. O. SECOND BATTALION STAFF p. W. Snyder, Battalion Commander T. T. Hamilton, Sub-Commander J. F. Jelley, Jr., Battalion Adjutant J. B. Smvth, Battalion Commissary V. L. Waneslow, Battalion Aid ■ H. D. Hansen Battalion C. P. O. II an. ' -i ■;!■, ,.Mi ' ;., ' i, Jelley, Snyder, 1 la ' nillui: , Hansen. M TiT r i r r f i ' r f r r r r r f r ' r ' r r r ' f r ' r f r r ' r ' r r r f f r r r V — i; 26 : f r r r ' r r f I ' t ' r r T r » f I ' I ' rf-TT- . jiii] y r i ' . lll ' -f m »m ' ' ' ■ -r K. ' vncf, Sl ' cck. Albiuh, Vcll ' ilcr, iruUlioisI , l-uuilc. THIRD BATTALION STAFF W. H. Albach, Battatinn Commander J. S. Detwiler, Sub-ComtnanJer R. H. Speck, Battalion Adjutant J. E. Faigle, Battalion Commissary H. T. KooNCE, Battalion .-lid F. H. WiCKHORST, Battalion C. P. O. FOURTH BATTALION STAFF E. Olsen, Battalion Commander G. W. Anderson, Jr., Suh-Commandcr L. V. Honsinoer. Battalion Adjutaitt C. P. Hill, Battalion Commissary A. D. HUNIER, Battalion Aid A. M. ZOLLARS, Battalion C. P. O. Hill, Hoiisinger, Olsen, Anderson, Zollars, Hunter. , V I ' r ' V I ' r r r r f r r i - f r r f r r v r r - r r r r r r r r ' r -p ' -r 27 T r " r r T r f r _L!j-LLiJL ' ' ' ' ' » ' i ' ' ' ' ' » ' ' " ' ' ' ' ' ' " ' ' ' ' r rM ' i ulul ' i a y Vi ' ' (Company FIRST COMPANY— First to eat, first to fight! Mess Hall reorganization may have changed our slogan a bit, but we will ever be the first to fight. Sufficient proof of that fact is offered by the large percentage of our men who bear the Nave ' s colors in varsity athletic contests. The First Company has had another thrust upon it which requires considerable effort worthily to uphold. Since it is the First Company that leads the parades and reviews, it is from the performance of this company that onlookers form their first impressions of the regiment. If music hath charms, then the First Company should be enchanted most of the time. We may drift away with the dreamy airs of the Mandolin Club, or climb the sublime heights of the classics as rendered by the orchestra. We may have our terpsichorean desires awakened by the weird wails of the Jazz Band, or our love of the sea recalled by the lively chanteys of the Glee Club. The company officers have shown themselves very willing to allow the first class to use their own discretion in handling matters. This policy does much to develop the type of initiative that is so much sought for, and it is hoped that the First Company will continue to send men imbued with that quality into the fleet. ' Ej SlaKdinf,: Hill. Card. Bon:. IVard. Richardson, IVmncrs, ScUu ' ab. Sittiug: Hubbard. Critte,:dc,i. Horucy. Goudgc. Drcu: r ' I ' r r r i - f r i ' r r r i ' f r i ' r ' r ' » ' J ' ' ' ' ' ' » ' ' ' ' ' ' ' r i i i T 28 r ' f f f r r ' f r r ■ f r m t n !■ fi | i n nH r ' ■ f i« n f r f r f r r " i ' m i ' 1 J fl Second Qompany THERE were just about tour inches between you and the man next to you, and about forty inches between you and the man behind you; all this in the Second Company; all this at least three times a day. By June you were at least fairly well acquainted with the man next to you, the man behind you. And it was these men you saw, not only in ranks, but also at " chow, " at recitations, on athletic fields, in the Hall, everywhere; they became an integral part of yourself; you learned to know them as only men who have lived the same lives can know each other. These were the men with whom you would go out into the Service. You came to know them better each day, adding your share to that indefinable something that made the Second Company more than a unit of so many men. When we look back on those years through the clear glass of time, we can truly say that we have learned not merely to appreciate, but to understand, to cherish, to live with and by that spirit which is solely the Navy ' s, that spirit which today echoes from the glorious past, which predicts a more glori- ous future, which is enshrined for all time in those immortal words: " Don ' t Give Up The Ship. " Standing: Ashley, Jordan, Habecker, Cornell, Tollman, Martini, Mcchliiig. Sitting: Harnly, Warren, Osborn, Scott, Evans. r f r r r r r r r r ' r ' f f r r r r r ' f r r f r r r r v i- f r r r r 29 f f t ' r ' r f f r m ' f p f r !■ r r i f i ' m m m m f n r ' r f f f r r r ' r m r i A m Third ( ompany IT was back at the Academy one Sunday afternoon — a rectangular-shaped field — a game in progress, real warriors who lived on the first and terrace decks in the Second Battalion ; they carried a pigskin, seemed to drive their way through — work ! On an adjacent field another gang was having a battle all of its own — fast footwork, clever kicking, mad dashes between goals — a game fit for Navy ' s best. Another Sunday I saw a star match ; hot sun made no difference, didn ' t stint strong, accurate drives, bullet-like shots. The same afternoon I saw miles — real distances, beating hearts, parched tongues, driving legs — all for the Company. Action — quick, decisive — was the keynote of the next two scenes, one on a shaded court, the other within a few square yards of canvas — quick, deft shots with gloved hands. There were others — many more. All that seems long ago, back in the days when competition spurred us on, when goals on the grid- iron and bull ' s-eyes in the pistol gallery were, alike, omens of Third Company successes, were steps along our ladder to June Week and (we hoped) the Colors. And still, these to us are cher- ished memories, memories of a great year with Wall at the helm. Carry On! gg--viigM« % 1 .,.- E ' jjft. f-M ' ' , ■ ■■ , ' % ■%■■■ ■ 1 1 Wk ' } ' - • . " -T-S ' T s 1 | |H Standing: Mines, Eckclmcycr, Hoerncr, Biddlc, Sutherland. Khl; ' ni,i. Siin Kuudui. II. ml. ; r r r r I ' r r r i ' f r r ' i ' f f t rrf i r r " r r r r f r f r ' r f f v--v 30 TT f f f r r r f r I ' r r f r f r i ' t ' r ' i ' r ' f r i ' f f r ■ f i i ' i ' i ' i T = .iii Joiirth Qompany 7 " HOSE of us in this year ' s graduating class have been fortunate in belonging, for four years, to an organization with such comradeship, good will and cooperation as has always prevailed in our Company. The unwritten aim has been to maintain discipline without friction or antagonism. This ideal has been well attained so that whenever an " all hands " call, necessitating cooperation, was sounded, there was always a willing response. The Fourth Company has been consistently at the front in activities. The Color Company in 1924- 2b, we ha e been near the goal the other three years. Championships in the different branches seem to come so easily as to become almost second nature. No doubt a large part of our success has been due to our company officers and midshipman commanders. Our last and most happy year was under the pilotage of Lieutenant Padgett and " Little Sammy " Seabring. Although there may have been some things which we disliked, such as our third deck rooms being too far from formations, nevertheless, considering everything, we feel that we have had the best Com- pany of them all, and we pledge her now, " The Fighting Fourth. " ■■ :J ' - ■ ' ■■ .■ i-_ v. • .f f - " ■• ! ■■ 4 1 3 w Standin ): Mant ' illc, E. J. Martin, I ' irijin, Leahy, R. W. Smitr Seated: H. V. Martin, S. S. Bowling, Seabring, Rutledge, Davcy F ' r ' r ' V I ' f r r ' f f f r i ' r i ' r r ' r ' r r r r ' r ' r f r v r r ' r f r ' r 31 ,1 r f r ' f F ' !■ f f f f f r r I ' »■ !■ i ' i ' I ' I ' !■ !■ M ! ■ ! ■ I . I. I. 1. 1 . ! ■ t ' 11 r ' r r ( ; U Jifth Qompany " O NOOKS HAYS bestowing a salutation three sizes too large upon the ' Color ' Girl. " " Now, Plebes O will carry on June Week — until the last night, " and woe unto him who strayed from the lower decks of the Third Battalion during those hectic times. Youngster Year — the development of inter-company athletics — knock-down, drag-out affairs, admittedly, but furnishing fun and drawing the Company closer together — the sad episode of the " Rifle Range Rebellion " — Daddy Greenman and the snappy infantry drills — second place in the competition — we were past-plebes and carried on — part of the time. Second Class Year — " Chick " Evenson, our skipper, struggling along without the guiding hand of a company officer until more than half the year was over — again finishing up in second place — the good fellowship and cooperation of all classes and the support of every man in the Company were sufficient reward for the Company Commander. " Twenty-Seven Take Charge " — with the company riding on the wave of prosperity under the able leadership of Howell Dyson — a new spirit — the " Will to Win " — a pleasant,. but too short spring — the last June Week and a farewell to the Company that for four years we have called our own — we take away with us these happy memories and many more. . A ' - ■MM t « I ... • : v r V t- ' t -ir Standing: Daspit, Miles, Ramsey, Chappeli, Neblett, G. R. Dyson. Mcllhcnny. Sitting: Nctihaus, McKechnic, H. J. Dyson, Lucier, Slay den. ' £. j. frit f Sixth Qompany BEFORE the days of iiitei-compaiiy athletics, the Sixth Company bore the enviable name of the " Socking Sixth. " The Colors were in its possession when we arrived and though at the end of the year we lost them, it was by the closest of margins. Then came the innovation of competition between company teams in all sports for points towards the Colors. This spelled our doom and the proud Sixth, after having outclassed all others in the main event, infantry, was again forced to accept second place, for in the final analysis it was found that sports and pistol had beaten us. However, profiting thereby, we rose to great heights in the year 1925-26 and again showed the meaning of " Color Company. " It has been the good fortune of the members of the Class of ' 27 to remain in their several companies throughout the four years, but it has been our better fortune to have been in the Sixth. In the years to come, when memories of happy days crowd before us, we will drink a toast to the " Socking Sixth " and to her men who will ever keep her the leader of the regiment. Standing: Earnshais.-, Gcirier, Hcbcrfon, Litty, Adams, Jack, Hickox. Sitting: Sfcclit, Paige, Cilday, Hcgcman, Mc-vhiuncy. 1 rtR f I ' I ' r ' I ' V V V V V r ' r ' I ' r r r rrr r r r r r- v r r !■ f f r r r 33 v] p § -. M TiMr — rw • Seventh £ompany THE Lucky Seventh! For where is there a Company that can offer such officers as Fechteler, Coney and Kelly, or such stripers as Cochran, Cavanaugh and Hamley? There exists in this Com- pany a unique spirit of comradeship. It has often seemed that those plebes with a dash of regness, a touch of fire and a lot of pep in their systems have been sent to make up the Seventh. Perhaps these are the reasons why the Seventh has a reputation for putting things over. We have stood high in the regimental competitions and have won the pistol competitions for several years. But more important to the life of the Company have been the smokers. None of us will ever forget the smoker on Mr. MacGruder ' s cigars nor those smart, seaward-end fashion shows which came to such tumultuous adjournments — Fritz Gleim ' s fiddle, Harry Hales and Dumb-bell Jones ' dancing acts, and Ches Ely ' s jazz band. This little social side of our life has become rather famous, so that we have large numbers of visitors whenever the word gets around that the " Seventh is having a smoker tonight. " There may be other companies as good, there are probably others who think they are better, but for every true son of the Company it is the Seventh, always was, is now, and ever shall be. Jl ' li f -:t m W i . Standinq: Rowley, Mitchell, Brown, Gleim, Bauer. StiUman, llcsxcr. . ' iillini): Bennett, H ' oelf cl, Hanilev, Oriian, Oiiterbridge. I r r r t ' r r i r r r i ' r r r f r r ' r r v r r f r r r r r r i ' f r ' V y- 34 tT? 11 r ' r r ■ f r f r I ' r I ' I ■ rr-r ' i±p i g Eighth (Company COINCIDENT with our introduction to academic life came the realization that we were grouped together for purposes of administration and discipline. Little thought we then that such was to be more than a vehicle of control. Remote, indeed, appeared the possibility of intense company spirit. We see now how limited was our vision. The first pronounced exhibition of " esprit de corps " was manifested by the formation of the Hog Alley Band, a most unique organization, spontaneous and lusty as to musical talent. The sight of thirty blacking brushes jammed pompously into caps, reversed blouses sporting bathing-belt buckles, brightly gleaming, Hanked by whiskbrooms, revealed garters of sundry hues — all animated by a broom stick baton to the rhythm of rather doubtful harmony, never failed to evoke from the admiring regiment shouts of approval and redoubled vocal efforts at the mass meetings. The fire of ambition smoldered apace in the breath of the " Alleyites " and the Hog Alley Show followed. Such display of ability did much to mold the Company into a closer unit and to make more pronounced its individuality. Forwarded further by the Eighth Division enacted at the Gymkhana, our spirit grew. Ours are the memories of these and other things left behind — of the Square Shooter, Red, the King ' s Gardens, the Czar, competitions won — the four decks whereon our careers as midshipmen began and ended. Standing: Wells, Bays, Coofcr, Eddy, Cchn, Judson, Loivrie. Sitting: Clults, Brockinan, GMi , Laivrcnce, Loc 2Sf i I r r I ' I ' f V I ' I ' I ' r i- i - ! ■ r _r - r r r r ' r r r r f r r r r " r 35 I y . yi t ' Ur f f I ' I ' ■ I ' r f M ! ■ I ' I ' f M ' » ' I ' M M !■ !■ f f r f t ' f f ill ' I ' I ■ " T ' Drum and iigle Qorps OLD-TIMERS tell the story of the first efforts of the since renowned Hell Cats. It seems that there were two drum and bugle artists who used to do their practicing in the small hours of the winter mornings. After a long period of composition and arrangement they suddenly burst forth in all their glory and persuaded the authorities to allow them to drum their classmates to recitations. Their work was furthered until seven years ago, at which time they were suppressed for some " un- known " reason. After a five-year silence they reappeared, reinforced and more vociferous than ever before. The Corps numbers nearly a half a hiuidred men and it is promised that that number will soon approach the century mark. This organization has at last become (we hope) a permanent fixture in the regiment. Its presence at the parades and reviews lends a martial touch which is otherwise unat- tainable. Their greatest triumph, however, was gained during our memorable visit to Chicago and their appearance on Soldiers Field was greeted with a great cheer, which arose from the one hundred and twenty thousand persons present. The Hell Cats very appropriately play a large part in our religious life and our fondest memo- ries of them are those which recall the Chapel formations. " You ' re In The Navy Now. " k III I v ' ? — ri I I- I 1 I I r ' r r ' r i ' i ' r t ' r r r r r f r r r r r f r i ' r r r ' - ' r 3rt ;: . 1 f f f r ' r f f r » ' f f r f I ' t ' f r P f i « M I ' ! ■ !■ f r » r r f r I ' f r r " | i ,. „ i ' Seamanship and J light Tactics MEASURED by man ' s calendar, it has been a long stretch of time since he first ventured forth in crude canoes on the waters skirting his early habitations. The art of handling ships — seamanship — began long before man could read or write; it was ships that first quickened his imagination and enabled him to measure his skill against Nature ' s elements and released him from the encirclement of small operations. Western Europe saved itself from being pushed into the Atlantic by the flanking movement af- forded by ships. The naval officer of the present must be familiar with the handling of ships, whether they be below the surface, on the surface, or in the air. This Department seeks to instruct the midshipman, both by theory and practice, in the fundamentals necessary to perform the duties of a junior officer afloat — involving small boats, watch standing, handling men, and including the fundamentals of com- munications, military and international law, strategy tactics and flight tactics. " ; Captain, V. S. N.. ItiaJ of Di-partment Standing: Wyatt, Rhoton, Maser, Coldwcll, Pane, McFall, Kriner, Van Cleve, Lewis, Carter, Haltnorth. Seated: Downes, Deyo, Barry, IVolteson, Baldridge, Barnes, Bright, McMorris, Low. [■ f [ ' V I ' r f r I- r r i ' !■ r r r r r ' r- r f r r V r r i ' r f i " ; 38 r f r ' r r r " f M r r ' ■ f L ' -UJLiJJ fi r r r ' i ' r r i ' g t f I ' r I ' r-r A S T)epartment of Ordnance and Qunnery " ' Tp HE shots that hit are the shots that count. " — Roosevelt. X The Department of Ordnance and Gunnery gives theoretical and pr actical instruction in the use of arms. The final aim is that the midshipmen upon graduation shall be junior officers with usable knowl- edge, resourceful minds and undaunted spirits. The naval officers who train the ships ' companies for fire control and gunnery duties must be eminently practical. To be that, their training must have been practical, and it is the endeavor of this Department to give such training. However, it is borne in mind that practical ability must be based upon familiarity with fundamentals and considerable theoretical knowledge of the principles of modern gunnery. In directing the instruction of midshipmen, it is remembered that they must not only them- selves be capable of using arms efficiently, but that they must be competent to instruct and lead others, and by their ability, zeal and character, to give that inspiration to others, without which there can be no efficiency. Captain, U. S. N., Head of Department Top Row: Londahl, DcLong Ault, Pearson, Osborn, Cunningham, Hibbs. Hofwood. Patterson: Middle Rozv: Skinner, Cal- houn, Patrick, Palmer, Hall. Briggs. Doolin, Cochran: Seated: McHenry. Howard, Anderson. Hedrtck, Parr. d i, ,1 ,, x " r r r r ' -r r f r ' r r i f r r r ' f r r i ' r r f r f i -mr- 39 I r ' r f r r f f r ' f ' f r f ■■ i- !■ r r f » ' !■ i ' i ' i ' ' f r ' n r f r i ' i ' tt I ' I " I, il 5 aiiia ' Navigation THE Department of Navigation aims to build up the interest of the midshipmen and the service at large in this vital professional subject, so that there will be a continual improvement in equip- ment and methods tending to produce greater assurance and safety at sea. This department desires that every midshipman be so interested in the subject that he will not be satisfied to qualify simply, but will strive for at least a " passed with credit. " This will mean that on graduation every Ensign, well-founded theoretically, will eagerly seek that practice and responsibility which alone can fit him for the exacting duties of a competent navigator. Captain, V. S. N., Head of Department Standiiuj: Konis, Giiujrkh, Lyttir, Britluin, Doui hcity, Sicker, Johnson. Abson, Hitnjrovc ; Seated: Alexander, IVcems, Allen, Giles, Mills, Sozi- ' etl, Tarbttlton. ' T r r r r r r ' r r f ' r r f r ' f r r f r r f r - f r r r r r i ' f r r r " • t — T 40 ±;E I r r ' t ' f r f r r r f f r 3TT r f f F ' f f fi r f ri n r r m K T engineering and Aeronautics THE essential duties of the Department of Engineering and Aeronautics are to so supervise and ad- vise the Midshipmen of the Regiment as to develop their personal and military character, which includes honorable habits, personal discipline, clean morals, good manners and hardy virtues; to strengthen their mental muscles, thus developing their capacity for study and thought; to develop a clear understanding of the purposes and principles underlying the processes and the apparatus studied ; to develop a clear understanding of the construction, operation and maintenance of the apparatus itself, and in connection therewith, the correct administration of personal and business procedure on board naval craft. More specifically this Department during their four years here is charged with the theo- retical and practical instruction of Midshipmen in Descriptive Geometry and Drawing, Elementary Mechanisms, Engineering Materials and Processes, Marine and Aeronautical Engineering, Marine and Aeronautical Architecture; and the training of Midshipmen in the language, customs, traditions and ideals of the Naval Service. • •W.- x.r,:ui_ 3 Captain, U. S. N., Head of Department Tvl- h ' rzc: Holn Middle Ro- ' : Ci Seated l ' , ' 7err , 1: ,. ll,n, , rhreslur. Tlunuis. I ,.fl.-,y , Klein. Ihir.l, uni, Weotteil, ( , ' nM(, - ,-, Fanell, JVihiht; n, Hit ley, Eastoii, Cleave, Weed, Sexton, Talbeit, D. P. Johnson, Stevens, Kiernan, Sieiinson, Beneze; Davis, Reeves, Lucas, Needham, Rowcliff, T. IV. Johnson, Dashiell, Slinijhiff, Boak. ' i y llk 1 r ' f r r ' r r r r f r r f r r ' r r r ' r r f r f r r r f r r r r f r 41 I r ' f f r ' r f r r t ' r f r r T I ' !■ ' f» n fi !■ !■ !■ fi M r f n n m tathematics THE Department of Mathematics is primarily a foundational and service department to the pro- fessional departments of the Naval Academy. Its chief aim is to equip Midshipmen with the mathematical knowledge necessary to cope successfully with the engineering problems of these other departments and with such problems when encountered during their service careers. No attempt is made to teach mathematics as a pure science, nor yet to develop mathematicians as such. Every effort is made, however, to co-ordinate the work of this Department with the other work of the Naval Acad- emy and with the every-day life interests of the naval officer. The secondary aim of this Department is that which deals with the cultural and disciplinary side of education. Particular stress on the development of orderly mental processes, logical deductions, and well-reasoned conclusions. To this end mathematics serves as no other science can. The keynote of the choice of subjects taught in this Department and the method of instruction fol- lowed are Practicalitv and Usefulness. (yLA Cv CU ' Ztl , Commander {C. C.) U. S. N., Head of Department S :- . ■iii-:,,..: .ii o — ®: Top Ro ' w: Lamb, Kclls, Tyler, Dilliiuiluu, Jcnks; Scald Billiard. i_,.,llo:,:iy. I|-i . tlianlry, Lt-i r ,, CL;nci,. C aj i on. S aiborough, Mavi-i r 42 . mi K tt electrical engineering and Physics THERE does not exist a ship or station of the United States Navy where a knowledge of electrical theory and operation and of fundamental scientific principles would not be of inestimable worth. The Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics cannot hope to graduate Midshipmen as electrical engineers, but it does expect to teach the fundamentals of chemistry, physics, and electricity so that all graduates will have a working body of thought which will be increased as electrical and other scientific gear is encountered in daily duty. In the daily recitation these principles have been emphasized; in the laboratory the practical relations have been studied and measured; and in the winter drills the naval applications have been operated and exhibited. Physics is the basic science of all accurate engineering; electricity has become the engineering sci- ence of unknown possibilities. Where would one discover more important studies? Commander, U. S. N., Head of Department . -, w? f ;;? f iv ;f Top Roi : .MuiulJ,.-iJ. Su-iiilui,icu, Ruluiiivii, Tlu-insi ' ii. J ii . BaUrciLli, U ' ailacf, llaiisiit, Kic er. Huward,- Middle Kuu ' : Coe, IVhclchcl, Lemler, Tillson, Pace, Parker, Diifre, Morse. Bannerman. Grav, Monreau; Seated: King, McFeaters, Dashicll, BadI, Ferijiison, RocHvell. McElduff, Clark. Conollv. VALfAV T — V r r r f l ' r V r l ' » ' y f f r r ' r r r r r ' r r f r r r r ' r ' r ' r r f r y 43 r r r - r f r ' r fi fi r f I ' 1 ' I ' I ' fM ' r I ■ I ' f ' !■ ryr w r ' f f n ' 1 T -r £MQ A English THIS Department includes subjects belonging to two fields, English and History, the work being almost equally divided between them. The aim is to develop the Midshipman (1) that he may have power in the use of his own language, written and spoken; and (2) that he may enrich his life by acquaintance with masterpieces in literature and leading movements in history. In " Plebe " summer, the new class spend frequent periods in the Library and their attention is directed to good reading and to naval tradition. The study of Composition and Literature extends throughout the Fourth Class year. Later courses are in Naval History, Political and Social History of the LInited States, and Modem European History. Whatever the course may be, there is practice in writing and speaking. Further, the Department of English hopes that it does not altogether fail in vitalizing literature and modern his- tory, so that the young officer, feeling that he has only made a beginning, will be impelled to go on and on. Professnr, V. S. N. A., Head of Department Standuui: laibutlvn, L ' utv. Lcz ' is, MLLvriuuk. IJai.lLii, i iivi v. Mrrriik. Mycri, Fcasi ' , [-.nlii,!, Al ' i ' n , . ta!cj: ll ' ccms, Kiufft, ll ' i-stcall, Ahicn. Mills, Nuiiis, Allen. r r r r r r f t f r ' r r f r r r r r ' r r ' r " r- r r f r f r r r r f ly • ' •! 44 I r r r r f r r ' r f r f r LL i ' r ' r f r ' r I ' M ii i i !■ I ' II | i fi f r ' r f ■ f ' rnn-T ,f i i, ■4 - JsCodern languages THE Department of Modern Languages aims to give each Midshipman a good practical foundation in French and Spanish, upon which he may build a more complete knowledge of the language, the people, and their literature. An added incentive to language study has been given this year by the detailing of six officers for duty as instructors in this Department. It is earnestly hoped that such detail will be continued in the future to the end that Midshipmen will, after graduation, fit themselves for assignment to this Depart- ment. Commander, U. S. N., Head of Department Tot A ll ' iiU ' hcU. Bhicsloiic. J,.,J,i)i . MiJ.IU- A ' n; ' .- ll.ill an. Luyuvi ' . Abfi Saurcttc- Seated: Lolton, Olivet, Fernandez, Steieart, ll ' inbw. Folder, Fotirm ' it, , Robbins, Laird. Erduntn, Flirdy, A ' I ' ' ' ' ' ' » ' » I r r I ' r r r r r r rl rr i ' r r i ' r r- r r r r t- r 45 I f f f f r ' f t ' t ' n r r ' ,, ,. ,. ff f- 1 1 !■ i !■ g. r ' r r r r ' w t ' r ' r r- w f f ' Physical Training THIS Department endeavors to supply the Fleet with officers who are physically fit, and trained in the basic principles of health, athletics, coaching and officiating, in order that the graduate may enjoy a long period of healthful service, know how to take care of himself and be able to actually coach and promote athletic teams in the Fleet. A wide range of sports is essential in order to give every Midshipman, regardless of his size and skill, an opportunity to become proficient in some form of athletics, that will not only be useful during his academic life, but will also be something he can carry out into the Service. In order to bring about this development of the individual there must be maintained a certain standard of physical requirements with its attendant tests and corrective measures, followed closely by intra-mural and intercollegiate competition, equally stressed, and with one hundred per cent partici- pation. This Department fathers good sportsmanship, the development of character and the WILL TO WIN. Commander, U. S. N. A., Head of Department Top Row: Taylor, Sasama, Ortland, Aamold, Foster, Lynch, Webb, Walsh; Middle Row: Snyder, Hcints, Graham. Thomp- son, IVilson, Butler, Sehut::. Man; , Dougherty ; Seated: Molt, Frccdinan, Kcssinti, Ingram, Richardson, Doughty, Beckett, r f f vT r-T ' - r r r r- r i ■ r r r- t " f f r r " f r f f- r r r r r f r ' i ' 46 1 rrr f r ' r r r r ' r f r- r Hygiene THE mission of the Department of Hygiene is to explain the mechanism of the human body and instruct the Midshipmen in first aid, naval and personal hygiene, and general sanitation. Unfor- tunately the great importance of this subject is not duly appreciated until after graduation when occa- sions arise to demonstrate practically what it means for an officer to know what should be done in case of an emergency where the human body is concerned. He should also know how to preserve his own health and the health of those in his command, for a true leader of men has to take into consideration every detail, and the commanding officer of a ship, with the medical officer as his adviser, is as respon- sible for the general condition of the personnel as he is for material. In order for a ship to be efficient, smart, and have a high morale, it must, in addition to other requirements, be kept clean and sanitary. Captain, U. S. N., {M. C.) Head of Department Staiidhui: Croiv.lir. (. layh ' r, Moll, Iluiihcs, Rice, lUirii.i, O ' Coniicll, McCarthy; Scaled: Stringer, Mortliingtoii, Holcman, Old, Toulon, Morrow, Tiusley. i » ' » i I ' I ' I ' f r V r r r ' f ' f r r r n i - r r r r r ' r r r r i ' r r r f r y 47 l HE Book Of The Academy is the hook of those who have led us, and The Book Of History is the hook of the years in which we have followed. r ft C OMMERCE THE TRADEWAYS OF THE ORIENT WERE OPENED BY COMMODORE PERJRY VITH THE YOUNG AMERICA«f NAVY I r A fie THIRD BOOR Vouy eventful years have given us this treasure- house of memories . . . ( f HE longest years, the shortest years . . . the greatest promotions, that are the least . . . perhaps the most eventful four years we shall ever spend are those which have just passed. We have become older and wiser only to know that we are still without age or wisdom . . . but many pictures have been hung in the corridors of our memories. This is the log of those days when Twenty-Seven was at the Academy — from baggy plebes and coal-dusty young- sters to carefree second class and ring- heavy first class — four kaleidoscopic years. . . .1 II r " - ' tstmntfn? ' r ,e ■ ' n " i-S T ie Zero Hour All lockers v.-ill be properly stoived Give ivay, starboard! Fall in and keep quiet! Get toqellier there! lebe Slimmer IT was cool ill the shade of the gate house, but from the sun-baked tennis courts wave after wave of heat swept up the gentle slope inider the trees, burn- ing the faces of the men gathered there and giving warning of the strength of the noon- day sun. The small crowd eddied to and fro, plainly showing in their faces the excitement and imcertainty that all felt. Presently all turned as a clerk came out of the Administration building and spoke to the group ; then picked up their suit- cases and walked into the building, anxious and pushing but restrained greatly by a sense of awe. The Yard seemed the same after the last one had entered the doorway, but actu- ally a change had occurred. The Class of 1927 had begun to enter the Naval Academy. The first few days of academy life were full ones. But when the mountainous piles of gear heaped up at the store had melted away and miraculously disappeared into lockers — when the intricacies of white working clothes with and white working S — Vr r r f r f r r r r r r i ' r ' f r r ' r r ' r r r f r r r r i ' r r i ' i ' -r 52 I f f t ' r ' f f f r f r f r r !■ i ' r v v ILU i r r f ' _LLL ' jJ i ' f f i ' f ' r ' t ' _LL T clothes without neckerchiefs had been solved, and the Navy Barber had ruined the village barbers ' masterpieces, things be- gan to settle down. Soon those who had entered the first day were regarded as veterans by their lucky — or unlucky — class- mates ; and the commands of the new mid- shipmen officers grew brusque and curt. Those who formerly walked with poolroom slouch and those who walked with plowed- ground lope started to reconcile their dif- ferences and the platoons commenced to straighten up ; the faint whisperings of the military instinct began to make themselves apparent. With the passing days the requirements of routine made themselves felt and drill followed drill until the shadows lay long in Lovers ' Lane. The memory of civilian life faded and grew dim as the tranquillity and orderly haste of life in the Yard took hold and possessed the waking and the sleeping hours of the new midshipmen. During all the passing days there had been trickling into the Academy a slow but steady stream of candidates, increasing the proportions of the class, and entering into the life with much the same reactions as the early entrants. AVith the increasine Tlebe Summer Route step on the bridge The guide is right Ready on the firing line! Five hundred yards, prone Paste up the targets s ■ f f r ' r r ' r ' r r f r ' r i ' r r r r- r ' r r; r r- r ' r r f f r f r r f r S3 Oars and Rifles minibeis Hancroft Hall turned over and whispered and murmured, showing signs of a returning life and a quickening and awakening from the early summer ' s hibernation. The first of August the company com- petitions started and in the afternoons the teams practiced for the inter-com- pany contests. A queer sense of loyalty appeared, not true academy spirit or real loyalty, but a strange child whose thoughts were for his company. So that as the summer drew to a close the play- ing fields grew occupied and forgot their earlier summer desertedness. What with athletics and drills the weeks before the first of September drew to a close; coming out day by day with greater strength the Second Company piled up point after point towards the athletic championship. As the first was passed the sing song was held and the ictorious Second went to Washington to celebrate the triumph. With the first of September came also the first classes and the first section formations, the fore- runners of thousands to come. Queer in- deed thev seemed at the beginning. Ten hi (J ones flemy dran all along! Wind to your oi::n, dolpliin! Sailing, sailing over the hounding " y-«ii " ' r f r r- r f r r i ' r r r r f f r -r t f n II I ' f« t ' f f | i M »■ I ' r ' r I ' I l!__LH [ Summer ■ . ' uii: ■ But before this, one afternoon, four grey battleships had steamed up the bay and had anchored off Greenberiy Point. The fourth classmen were almost as glad to see the practice squadron as the upper classes were to see the Chapel dome, but it was a gladness filled with a sort of stomach-turning sense of something un- known which the coming of the ships portended. The following morning at five o ' clock the academy was rudely awakened by a wet and bedraggled pro- cession of man-like gods, who shouted roughly at the plebes and departed swiftly on their leave. The spirit and loyalty awakened b ' the intercompany competitions having no outlet, since all but the Seamanship ex- ercises were finished, a series of inter- company wrangles began which de- veloped into interbattalion arguments. At length on one never-to-be-forgotten night the French and the Spanish con- tingents clashed and a glorious combat raged and roared over the Third-Fourth Battalion causeway. Without realizing it the tumult rose and rose until the S!«H Batlations forivarii . . . ! Lov:er auay together Shove off in the hov:! Hot Doff! r r r ' r i ' r r - r r- f r ' r f r f r r r r ' r r f f » ' i ' r r i- r r r f m S, 55 1 jp5gg TL3»!agjg,g,a«t;tjye»a s? tgiBs;fti HOIST AWAY! FIVE MINUTES TO INSPECTION! I| Commandant was struck by it and, coming over to Bancroft Hall, cowed the suddenly stricken com- batants. Then with much bustling and running back and forth the rooms were changed and those for Plebe Year were occupied and gradually stowed to immaculate neatness. The last few days went by with a rush and one evening a greatly humbled Fourth Class went to bed with the realization that at ten the next morning they would be a very junior and humble portion of the great academy. A goodly portion were unable to catch the last few winks of sleep and turned out of bed at five o ' clock. At eight the upper classes began to trickle into the open doors. At nine the procession was in full blast and reverberating Bancroft Hall was awake at last and roared with a fiendish sense of glee at the things to come. At ten o ' clock the late bell rang and the Academic year had opened — to what the much-to-be-dreaded first formation would tell — what what? i X ' T " f f r I ' f t - r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r f f r ' r- i ' r ' r- f f rj l i 56 1 " m I f t ' f f f f f I ' r r f r r !■ i ' m ■ r f f !■ I ' r ' r f r r ' r r- f f f f r i ' i- m i ' (aVA : ' I « ' r The Straight and Nairozv T lehe Tear ON one of the last mornings in the month of September, in the fall of the year 1923, nine hundred young gentlemen of the fourth class at the United States Naval Academy awoke to find that they had sunk to a state that was perilously humble. By the time that breakfast was finished the hordes of returning upperclassmen had begun to pour into the gates. With more rapidly beating hearts the plebes traversed the swarming corridors only on necessary errands, as the fatal hour of ten o ' clock approached. Ten o ' clock came and everything seemed the same throughout the grounds of the Yard ; but in reality an enormous change had taken place. The first formation! What a book could be written about the sensations of the plebe at that first real formation. It seemed an hour from the ringing of the bell to the arrival, via double time, at the battalion parade; it seemed three hours from the command " Right Dress " to the command " March Off " ; but it f f f r " r- r ' r r f r f « r ! ■ f f Tnr -L ' »■ I ' f I ' I ' » ' t ' I ' I I ' T ftr MilK ' was a whole eternity that passed in re- view during the first meal. The hectic hours of the afternoon wore to a close ; another meal, another formation, a little sleep and the first day was over. On the following day routine commenced with a vengeance. The prac- tice formation occupied all the morning and then all was relieved with a xel- come tew hours in town. AVith the coming of Monday the aca- demic year assumed its true and monoto- nous routine swing that was to last with so few breaks for eight months and was then to culminate in graduation. The classes were not so unfamiliar, since Sep- tember had been occupied with classes much the same; but the regular round of plebe life was not so easily or so readi- ly broken into. The football season got under way and the plebes, at first so hesitant and tongue-tied, learned to yell and to exhort with the best fanatics. October and November drew on with the Army game. It was cold that fatal morning, and after having rolled out at three o ' clock, the long lines of midship- men drawn up on the battalion parade shivered a bit as it drizzled a fine mist. At last the last bandsman was embarked and the trains steamed away to New Princeton, Three: Navy, T irre II ' ar Paint for Tecumse i Go Gettem Gang! Those Kaydets Rrvicii ' by General llallar of Poland ja -r_i ' I f r I ' r ' r ' r i ' r f I ' I ■ r f r r r r r r ' r r !■ r r r r ! ' f T- -n-r .■;9 1 « ' r ' ork. From tlie arrival at Jersey City the entire procedure became one vast blur. The long march through the streets, the muddy field, everyone losing their overshoes, the rain and the game — miserable with mud — both teams so sliding and slipping that it ended with a scoreless tie. Then the long nightmare of the ride home and the tumbling into bed only to hear reveille blow the next minute. And so on until Christmas. Then it was that the young gentlemen whose parents resided near the Academy ex- perienced the bliss that is the first leave. A mad ten days — the train — the uniforms — home and the admiring populace, espe- cially of the feminine sex. At this time the first member of the February exodus began to write home breaking the news and lessening the shock that would occur when the blasted prodigies arrived home without their diploma but graduated nevertheless. The term closed with a flurry of examinations and the fe v days of relaxation that inev- itably occur. ' With the second term tlie grind started in earnest and the long months stretched awav into the dim distance of Bill TiLli-ii nf Tennis Fame Tack in Siuirssion. ' Strike?ff?? Cuckoo. ' Cuckoo The Thrill of Markiny Clothes nil yi ' f f r I ' r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r " r " r f f r T ' r r r- ry rr " T 60 t I TZUZUZ-JZ r r ' r r r r ' f p TM ' !■ r r r I ' I ' n I ' ii !■ !■ i r r ' f f f !■ I ' I ' f f t " 1 TM ' ?e t,, ■_.. ' Tear graduation. The weeks gradually drew by, the winter sports occupying many Saturday afternoons as the crises of the season drew together. At last the last games were being played and the end was near, first basketball and the glorious de- feat of the Army, then boxing, wrestling, swimming, and, last of all, fencing. The crew had been working out for months indoors and at about this time they de- cided to take to the water. Simultane- ously the baseball and tennis squads came out from the Armory and the la- crosse team ventured to practice in be- tween the winter ' s last storms. Rain showers were not the only ones that functioned around this time of the year either, and the nights were some- times cold and clammy — some even said that they got monotonous in their simi- larity. But at any rate, after the Easter rest everyone decided that it could be en- dured for the short time that remained. At length the finish of all the infantry drills was in sight and with them the end of the year. The last examinations whizzed by before most had time to sign their names to their papers; but by that time everyone had secured from studies anyhow. A Navy Day The Boatkeeper Chronometers Arc ll ' ound, Sir! Carrying Off the Victims Tiicnty-five Takes Its Ring BalJi r I- r r r r r r r r r- i ' r r r rrr r r f r ' v r r r i ' f r r ' T 61 mi ■ THE LAST PARAOF. OF TWENTV-FOIR June Week came with all that it implies, infantry drills and sham battles, dress parades and the presentation of the colors and last but not least the June Ball and drags. Many dragged and were sorry but many also were in a position so that — " There was in the world a great deal of music, a lot of laughter and a great crowd of people. The lights of the Armory ivere dazzling and it ivas ivarm . so ice drifted outside. There ii ' as no one in the world but myself and one other — just one other. " Graduation came, a painful albeit a joyous morning for the fourth classmen about to be third class- men. The morning dragged by, the full dress was donned and the painful moments in Dahlgren Hall were endured until the end, when the last man hal graduated and the last yell had been given the THIRD class ruslied out the front door into the sun to the tune of hoarse shouting and " ' Tain ' t no mo ' plebes. " |T , . |i n |. |. fi x " r f r ' f f r- r- r r r " r r- r f ' f f r i ' r r f i r ' J " iyv-; 62 rT " Ycli CONSTANTI- NOPLE The mosqiics and their minarets arc inlaid in lilhoti- ette. Over the darkening naters of the Golden Horn mysterio m boats t ly to and fro. Hammocks and Holystones The sea, to tlie excited and inexperienced youngster on Ins first cruise, has a glamour alt its own. The first flush of new expe- riences makes tlie sleep of graduation night troublous. Then occur the early reveille, the unaccustomed break- fast in white working clothes, and the strug- gle to get a mountain of gear donvn to the sea wall. S e ' v e r a I blotting first classmen bray a roll call and the rabble embarks. Youngster Cruise 4- Mothers, Sisters, Sweethearts And with the gap of water widening between him and t It e shore t h e youngster feels the first rjualms and thoughts that perhaps all may not he well. Then the hurried disembarka- tion and the labors of Hercules on the gang- way. On going aboard he encounters the same ideas, his lowness and humbleness, the same grind, work, luork, work, and the same sensations — those of plebe year. i -er 64 CONSTANTI- NOPLE The street seethe iind fume, urttii a long warship heads III from the Bos- t orus; a icestern antidote for the frenetic rage of the eastern mob. Englaiut. -Intilelerrf of Ifilliam the Con- queror, Roman Britain, possessed a charm in- capable of analysis but as tenacious as the octopus. Torquay, a sleepy little resort toivn, strolls over the hill and around the bay, dropping off at Babhicombe cliff and running over into Paignton. Over the hill the downs march aiiay through the hamlets and villages of historic Devon. At first the English seemed stiff and formal, hut with actual ac- quaintance everyone discovered that it was mostly " side. " There were parties at the hotels, strolls in the park; a few venture- some souls even went bathing. E v erywhere were the " apple- cheeked " English girls of fiction, and most thought that they were not essentially different from their .American cousins. m r — - ■- r-t-r-rrr-rrr rm WELLINGTON The city, hum- ming with actiznty, lies by the harbor side lookiitci much like those ut home. But at night strange constella- tions dip and zchcel overhead The more adventurous took it upon them- selves to make trips to the neighboring towns, and many tuere the ex- cursions to Exeter and points inland, to Dartmouth and the Royal Naval College. It seemed almost a crime to catch the Royal Navy midship- men so young and put them through a par- allel though rudimen- tary course. But, of course, the sublime ad- venture was the trip to London — London, the largest city in the world, old, famous, in- triguing. London, the largest city in the world, pre- sented a bewildering confusion of scenes to the three-day tourist. A mad, confusing rush to see the Tower, the Bridge, Westminster Abbey, and the thou- sands of things that are supposed to be seen. Then a diversion, the side trip to U ' embley, the nearest thing to a cross between Coney Island and a country fair that has ever been seen. And the rail- roads were tiresome after it was all over. ■A When the fog abated the coast of France appeared not unlike the Virginia Capes, save for the numerous lighthouses. Brest, a typical provincial French town, was re- markable chiefly for its pastry and straw- berries. Those who were intercslr I made trips out into the country to see peasant life and roamed over the chateau at the har- bor mouth. .Ifter all, Brest was but the gate to Paris. Tlie unlucky ones coaled ship. After coaling ship a field day, and after field day a liberty. And hovo much more interesting the dull, p rovincial Brest seemed after the coal- ing. A few more edu- cated or more foolish ones, as you see it, spent hours roaming over the fortifications, the chateaux, and as much of the navy yard as was permissible. A fevj bold spirits even ventured out to the French Naval Acad- emy. u 67 RIO DE JANEIRO Hills of beauty set zvith buildings, and covered zvith (I r e e n c r y look d o zv n on R t o , queen city and the most peaceful har- bour in the zvcrld. kv- The lucky t i h e r I y party left the ship and, inarching to the sta- t i n , entrained for Paris. The very name proniohed conversation and the ride, long and tedious though it ivas, ivas filled li ' ilh pleas- ant expectation. The air ivas full of con- jecture a n d specula- tion, plans and boasts could be heard i n every compartment. .It last the country changed ; slowly t h r train drew into t li c station. v - Paris, the fasJiionable capital of the •world. ' To those fresh from the sea and the pro- V i n c i a I dullness o f Brest, Paris appeared as a marvelous city of beauty and confusing language. During the day the Madelon, the Louvre, Notre Dame: at n i g h i Montinarte, Quarlier Latin and the Fillies Bergere. Paris the wicked, the myste- rious, the beautiful, the inscrutable. What a change, arriving on board in the midst of a coaling! -fc ml ' ' - " " -f? ' t " " " " " " " „ ' rri-rr r- r -i-i-i-t-r- »• i !__ _ r-fi-f-r-rrr ru; on fre- «) iffi p! III Ik IfK, Ilk ' jrii , • w l l « ' ■ JANEIRO A long tjray shif lies df anchor, set- tittff off the har- hour as a dark cloth docs a jewel. A boat Icax-es th • .v n filled ti ' ith :c7i( " c clad men. The Dittili strnifii to have a penchant for long names, a ii d the people ' vcere large and sturdy lo support tliem. Their hospitalities •mere as great as their names, however, and i h e Burgomaster ' s party vied ivith the S. S. Rotterdam party in the munificence and magnificence of enter- tainment; those ivho loved the product of the malt reveled in the excellent Dutch beer. .-It last the ships had to leave, dropping doiun to Flushing just in time to see the tov:n in flames. t .hilwerp, or . ' 1 nvers as the Belgians call it, was interesting for its picture of old world life, the cathedral, the old narrow streets, the zoo and the peasants ' dresses. The majority, though, spent their time in Brussels seeing the gayest capital in Europe, a n d inciden- tally the Guild Houses, the palaces, churches and the mannequin. The Texas having been left behind in the Scheldt, broken down, granted forty-eight- hour liberty, much ap- preciated in Brussels. " ?■- " -«• TX! Homecoming! The fieshpots of civili- zation are calling and the youngster is eager to an- swer; for over the near horizon lie the towns — and home I Gibraltar, the town, seemed to be fully aware of its polyg- amous ancestry; t li e streets were fUled •with crowds, English soldiery rubbing el- bows with tnidship- men, Moors, .Spaniards, Jews and unnamahlis vending their wares on all sides. There was, of special interest, a special personally con- ducted tour througli the tunnels of the Rock- led by a British ser- geant. The Rock, Rock apes, s h aw I s , grapes, Moors, coating — Gibraltar. Short range Battle Practice, a deafening medley of varying noises punctuated h y the mad rushes for nourishment. The sky guns popped and put- t c r e d, the five-inch spat and blotted, and the turret guns grumbled and roared; every one was happy even if the scores did not justify the award- ing of " E " s. And so on up tlie bay, Tan- gier Sound and far- ther, until the Chapel dome glowed darkly against the sunset brightness, and the last youngster had his bag packed. Disembarka- tion — T a r eiv e 1 1 — Leave — at last. Tf " ' Id , I r r ' r ' r ' r f i- r m r ' f r ! ■ !■ i ' i ' r ' r ' v i ' m f f f r r t ' T ' f r ' ?■ f r ' » i ' m h ' ' i is . 2i s: e assass iiS3SS£iLm s i i- ) ' A Regulation Slernil on Eacli End Embark in llie OulhoarJ Boat! Second Section Assistants Jfill Close If ' indoivs Four No Trump Keep Clear of the First Class Rozvs. ' Toiingster Tear HE was tall, slender, clad in a navy blue uniform and a single gold diagonal stripe. Especially notice the diagonal, for so great was its ponderous weight that he leaned to port under its fierce strain. As he walked down the cor- ridor he cast a glance now and then and seemed to think. Coming to the corner at the intersection of two corridors he turned sharply and somewhat woodenly to the right. You might not have noticed anything peculiar about the turn, but he did and, blushing slightly, looked over his shoulder to see if anyone e en so small as a mouse had witnessed his humiliation. Seeing no one he sighed triumphantly and turned away ; no one had seen him act as a plebe. On the morning of one of the last days of September, 1924, seven hundred young- sters walked about the Naval Academy in a very self-conscious mood. They were en- deavoring to readjust themselves to naval life and a revised schedule of discipline. The Naval Academy did not seem to know T ' V V V r r ' r r f r r f r r r r ' r r f r- f r f r i ' v f f r r r ' r- 72 I f f r ' f r f r r ' r w f r r ' r !■ i M ' r !■ r ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' -11 1 ' f Lf f n t ' t ' i ■ r ' T ' t ' r M. I ill I Toiingster Tear It, but a new era had dawiu ' d. The Class of 1927 had become a part of the Navy. It was easy to sit and dream of the days past and to forget the studies and the days to come, but if you had been there to see the animation and interest with which, with one accord, the entire Academy voiced their interest in studies on that Saturday morn- ing you would have been surprised. Then there was no dreaming, but rather a cursing and a gnashing of teeth. The Academic year. Routine. The foot- ball team fighting on gamely but losing. All piled on top of one another and joined and added together. No wonder that life seemed dull. And then there were certain members of the upper classes who seemed bound to wreck the paradise of youngster privileges. For why should a Third class- man step out on the terrace on the way to formation? Dull. Boring. Aggravating. And then to go to Baltimore to see a fight from start to finish with victory descending at last on the side of an educated toe. Ah! To ha e been Zeus and to ha e blasted that toe! To lighten the monotony se eral of the class seized an opportunity to impart, in a The First IIo of the Year Disembarking at Princeton Noixi Hear This Section 101, Third Class, Sir. Xwf-xx This Slipstick! 1 f r [ ' T ' f f f f r r V f I ' f I ' r r r r r r r f r r r ' r r f r r r ' r- 73 - . -- One Shining Stripe delicate way, their distaste for certain mem- bers of the First Class. It was returning from the Rifle Range that it happened and it was several weeks before it was forgotten — weeks that were filled with delightful possibilities of extra duty. But like all great human catastrophes, time healed the breaches and soon the incident was a thing of the past. At this time the winter closed in, bear- ing with it winter drills and their accom- panying academic activities. What an in- justice! Two periods on Saturday and especially that one in Skinny. Rut all things come to an end and the year 1924 was no exception. As the year drew near to its close and the leave came closer, figuring of a mathematical nature entered into the daily routine — but not for the Math De- partment. At last the. fateful moments had arrived and the time had come to leave the Acad- emy for a short time and to return to those native haunts, especially to the conquest of those femmes whose minds had been so im- pressed by the gold braid the September before, but whose hearts were yet to be found and subdued. Flash and it was gone. Four N, One Navy ami — There IVill Be an Ins ' rdion This Mornhuj In tlie Spring a Young Man ' s Fancy . . ■ Survival of the Filtest f r ' f r I- " V r r r r r f 1- r r r r r- r r r r r f r- f r r ' f r r " r- v 74 ' I f f ' jL ' _nr t f r r f f r ujn i ■ »■ »■ » ■ i ' f »■ » ' T ' r r r M !■ fi M f f ' I ' i ' _ LULU. ' ) Oil Toii igster I ear SM On the evening of a day early in the month of January, 1925, there might have been found at the Naval Academy two thou- sand dejected young men. But with a night ' s sleep and a good breakfast the world did not seem quite so dreary — imtil the mail came out. Then the whole sad affair was reawakened in memory with all of its poignancy. The future seemed dark with its months of academic routine, its months of cruise, before the most important busi- ness of all, the leave. The tedium of the routine set in and the days flowed slowly by, weeks passed un- noted save for the Sundays and their cus- tomary full dress. The first term died hard to the accompaniment of groans of those who severed their connections with the naval service. February came and March; presently it was time to complete the winter drills and to take up the spring ones. No one missed the winter, but all looked forward to the spring. Swifter than the eagle the days passed, and then, with the infantry drills, the last struggle for marks. The Radiator Club Home Was Never Like Tins The Navy Girl of " The Midshipman " The Academy chamjes hands s :t — Tf r f [ ' f f r r r r r r i ' r r r ' f r - r r f r r- r r r i r r r ' r r " r ? 75 I f f f f f f t ' f ■ r f r _i !■ I ' I ' JL ' f r !■ I ' I ' V r_t ' r f r ' f r !■ f r ' r i ' i ' m ' : :. - s 7=S? THE PARADE FOR THE SILVER SCREEN At this time there ventured to the scene soni ' thirty or forty strange and rather pecuUar looking people. What? Movies? The whole yard was saon littered with the lighting and other arrange- ments, and it was not possible to go to class and to make sure that on return the room would not be in use for a hazing scene or something similar. It was indeed rather exciting at first, but after a while, when the novelty had worn off and the dress rehearsals in the armory began to become boring, everyone concerned agreed that it would be better for the sake of comfort that the thing were over with. Alas, it was not so soon that the Academy was to be rid of the motion picture people! " The unijorni for the hop icill be full dress! " Words cannot express the reactions to this. But the thing was soon over and at last the morning of graduation dawned, fair and warmer. The exer- cises and thousands of tearful, prayerful parents, and then the class had assumed another diagonal. Packing. And a hell may be read in the word. At nine o ' clock the next morning the deed was done and e erywhere scurrying throngs of midshipmsn hastened to embark for the cruise. Finally, how- ever, the last boat shoved clear of the dock. The tide lapped softly against the stone sea wall : audible sigh, into its summer sleep. and the Acadc relaxed, with almost ® MT ' r ' r r i ' r r r " i ' r f r ! ■ r r r ' f r r r f f i ' r r r f r- r i ' r- r yv— 76 - Yrl f- Pacific Sunsets The sea habit is an elusive thing, but elu- sive though it is, ex- po s e the right man once and he is lost for- ever. Thus, in spite of the petty difficulties of resuming sea life, it seemed good to snuff the smells of the galley and hear the bugles blow. .Ifter lying at anchor off Greenbury point for a time the Squadron got under •may for Panama. The Chesapeake capes were the last land for sev- eral days, and then vague islands ap- peared in the distance. VENICE Out of the mist rise the towers mid dwellings of Venice. Within ttie town busy boats ply np and down — worti boats and gondolas. V ' f Z ' Second Class Cruise At sea everything set- tles down into a dull routine, ivhose very monotony and repeti- tion are in truth rest- ful. Quarters of one morning is followed by ■ quarters of the next. Morning soon gives way to noon, and eve- ning is but the har- b i n (] e r of morning. Drills poke their ugly heads into the waking hours, but chovo time releases all from their unaccustomed tasks. And to eat is to live on a cruise. Napoleon was right about the navy sailing on its stomach. •f ki: 7H j »a3WW .ii Miim VENICE A strange and ivhitc-clad legion has inz ' aded the toivn, riding in iiondotas and feed- ing the pi(ieons of St. Mark ' s. Out in the h a r b u r their cruiser lies. After coaling ivil i IVelsh coal at suc i a port as Gibraltar, it is pleasant to see tlie s if slide tttider long foal- ing chutes arid icatc i t ie frolicking Pana- manians come aboard to trim the bunkers. It is even nicer to leave the ship bound on an excursion and sight- seeing tour d u r i n g coaling. Long red trains, bumping a n d jolting over govern- ment sidings, took the midshipmen to v i s i I I h e fortifications, the flying field and the submarine base. Over at Coco-Solo a totally different atmos- phere ivas fell. The flying fields and sub- marine docks were ly- ing peacefully in the sun; the only disturb- ing factor, the several cough ing seaplanes down in the basin. Some of the more ad- venturous dared to ride in the brutes, while others wandered to and fro exploring the hangars, the sub- marines and the can- teen. It all ended, however, in a m ad scramble for the can- teens and cafeteria, only broken off when the trains tooted warn- ingly on the other side of the yard. 1 Tlien aboard trains that clicked and clack- ed onto the main line. At last they ivere off and roared upgrade to G a t u n . The locks •were the subject of much comment and everyone ivcnt lo see the sfiillway. Finally, after the emeri ency gates, t li e locks, and tlie toiiiing locomotives had been examined, a m a d rush started on the station store. After buying out t li e small store of eatables, the majority luere content to sit and admire the scenery or to doze and think of home. y Finally the ships ar- rived and at last all got aboard, cleaned up and ready for ham- mocks. Then in the morning, on through the canal and so to Balboa, inhere a cii ' lucky souls got im- mediate liberty. Next a visit to the forts luas in order, nuhich proved to be very interesting and informing. B e - sides, the view icas wonderful. At last the squadron sailed out of tlie harbor and onto tlie blue Pacific, a blue that grew wearisome in the next few days. And then the Cali- fornia hills appeared on tlie horizon. LElJC- i r r r r rpr REYKJAVIK What little life exists is stilled. On shore and on shipboard every- one is looking into the sky. With a thunder of motors tzi-o planes settle on the still water Coming in fro m the sea, just past the breakiiiater, and the squadron anchored, .i few lucky ones ivho lu e r e forliinate got ashore off tlie .Irkan- sas before the deluge. The rest took part in a full-poiver run to Santa Barbara iu i t h radio and other sup- plies. Back to San Pedro, and the coveted lea ' ve for the feiv. .-Is for the others, a day or so spent in a happy- go-lucky fashion i n Los Angeles and its sister city, flollywond. Finally to sea and to San Francisco. .f Coming in from the Golden Gate, the city iv a s found to be =ix:rapped in a July cold spell. In spite of iv h i c h everyone ' H ' as able to enjoy the col- orful parties and espe- cially the free rides oh the street cars. Some made side trips to Mare Island and to Mount Tamalpais, the latter via the " crook- edest railiuay in the world. " Over in Oak- land many spent en- joyable evenings or traveled on to Berke- ley to visit fraternity brothers. And soon the squadron steamed out of the Golden Gate and the FaralloQes dropped into the dis- tance. - VALPARAISO It is hot under the trees in the plasa, but the evening crowds promenade to and fro. I ' alf ' araiso ' s best society, in silk and lace, is displaving itself Ui Pacific by name but mil by nature. For off the nortli coast of California a fine au- tumn bloiv developed, and everyone was ex- cited e i t h c r by his S t m a c h or by the thrill of some real sea atmosphere. .Ifter a time the hub-hub sub- si d e d and the ships steamed into the Co- lumbia river and near to Astoria. Unfortu- nately the loss of time had been such that only one ivatch could be granted liberty. But Seattle ivas call- in , the turninci point of the cruise. -4 The town of Seattle, metropolis of the No rt hw e St. Famous for its L. C. S m it h Building and for the numbers of agitators and radicals, and last but not least the hills and the tcdiousnrss of climbing. The weather •was delightful, espe- c ' i ally arranged for the midshipmen and the Knights Templar. There were p a r- ties and entertainments of all sorts, luhile the athletes held a boat race with Washington »n Lake Washington. With reluctance, b u t with expectation, the squadron turned south to San Diego, and what was better — Home. 82 I i VALPARAISO The evening is sultry and warm and the crowds still promenade the plasa. White- clad sailortnen walk leisurely about and, tiring, return to the shii . The last gloiti of eve- ning taas settling on the west as the grey battleships slipped in and came to anclwr. Ashore the orchestras in Coronado ivere tun- ing up in expectation and preparation for the evening ' s parties. Ashore again, ice cream, chow and per- haps even a trip to T i a Juana. Coaling, and the knovjledge that it was the last time for this cruise, made it seem easy. Then another run ashore to get washed tip for the evening ' s frolic and the eve- ning ' s joy ride. San Diego was hot, dusty under the glaring sun of southern Cali- fornia. Many escaped to the cave - pierced cliffs of La Jolla, that golden spot drenched by the sun and swept by the cool breath of the Pacific; and there was one wonderful eve- ning at Balboa Park. After looking over the destroyer base the next thing was the air field. After a few lucky ones had taken flights, then back to the beach and a last hour or two in California. 83 H o m c c omitiy . ' Eager to seise again on the pleas- ures of the shore, aforctimcs tasted and found pleas- ant. The com- forts of life, the only oirl aild home After the storm the calm, after the day the night, and after a port the sea. Refreshing and stimulating, ever changing, ever new, ever beautiful. The long tropical nights pounding d oiu n the latitude, the war m , s I oiv days blending into one another, giv- ing a feeling of peace and lassitude. And also there was the knowledge that the cruise was nearing its end, that September leave was slowly but surely approach- ing. Thence to a troubled and shattered day in Panama again Proceeding through the locks a spirit n restlessness seizes on the ship. In all cor- ners of tlie gun deck eager groups could be seen, planning and re- planning the futile plans that come to naught. A few days and the Capes of Uenry and Charles ap- pear over the horizon. Pushing on a little far- ther the wireless tow- ers come into view, followed after an in- terminable wait by the Chapel Dome. The squadron slows, stops, backs down, and the cruise is over as the anchor thunders to the bottom. I i I f f f r ' r ' f f r t ' f r T T !■ I ' I ' I ' I ' M H f f f I ' ! ■ f !■ |i !■ . f. The Halfzvay Diagonal Lurujrs! Seven Thirty J.M. jJiiUj J Ye Old Fasliioned Rniujh House iredncsday Afternoon Git de Ke-ii-s, Son. ' Second ( lass Tea C y ECOND class year. Second only N to one class and with the coveted first class year looming not far in the distance. It was no wonder that the class of 1927 might be picked out from those returning from leave not only by their stripes but also by their chest ex- pansions. Then into Bancroft Hall and to settling down to the academic routine again amid the turmoil and the tribulations of the commencing year. Vhen is a football team not a foot- ball team? Vith good material and a nnw coach the team got under way to a poor start and never did seem to regain that form which all championship teams must have. New York and the Army game was played in the sunshine. And what is worse, but not as bad as it might be, though our team played and gave all they had, they were beaten by a team of little if any superiority. It was a great football game but maddening to watch. Back to work and to the grind of studies. Now there came the time when some began to think of the months to come and to studv, and it was well that WL mnnzic 86 I r f f r r f f r r f f r ' r ' I ' I ' mr JLlJLLJLL r U ' , nr-T Second Qlass Tear they did, for several of the departments were doing their best to boost the aver- age of the statisticians on dismissals. But fortunately and with the expenditure of much energy, the great majority of these recovered their senses and succeeded in pulling the chestnuts out of the fire. And so it went on until it was time for an- other leave. By then all of the class had become calloused and blase and showed but small emotion. It was pleasant though, just the same, to slip away from the academy and live the life of a civilian for even a few days. And there was also the girl. She had been impressed by the youngster on Sep- tember leave, convinced during the pre- ceding Christmas holidays, converted during the last September and now — she fell into my arms. So thought many, and little thought of the stores of trouble that they were laying up for themselves for the next September. But it was nice while it lasted, even though it did not last forever. The month of January is a dismal one at the United States Naval Academy. Leave haunts still and the specter of failure in some subject lurks outside classiooni doors. But, as all (itlicrs, this m : rcrzcz-: : : ' Pass the If ord There ' s Food Adrift Heroes . . . One and All Charleston . . . Charleston. ' We IVho Get Papped irhat, No Mail? HX 87 The Halfway -JSCarh The Etui o ' Math The Sa-voir Any Room — tny Morn Inspection If ' ill Be Inside. ' Amateurs month has an end. Then, instead of a rest or a short period of recreation, every- one must get a good start towards an- other term. The months creep slowly by and the spring comes closer and closer. The end of the inside seamanship lessons for the second class held on Saturday mornings marks the formal close of winter and from that moment on a joy- ful expectancy is in the air. At last the much-talked-of and long- expected rings are tried on and sent back for their final polishing. The goal of three long years is in sight. The days grow longer and spring out of the sunrise only to sink into night again. The weather moderates, grows warm and sultry, and the best and hardiest begin to sigh for white service uniforms. It is also at this time that the spring teams begin to look forward to their an- nual bouts with the Army, and daily the exponents of marathon, thuggee and swat hold forth on their respective arenas. The crowds turn out to watch the base- ball games and to see the lacrosse team dash madly to and fro. The grass grows green and in every second classman ' s breast surge emotions as he thinks of the S3!c( r r ' r r r r- r ' r t " f r ' f f r r i ' r ' r r r r ' r r i ' t ' f r f f i ' r ' r] I F ' y M f f f ■ i ' r r f f f ' _tM ' f f f f ' »■ ■■ ■■ !■ I ' ILLL I ' I ' r r ■ f ' f» f ' i ' r i ' AiS one and only one that he will drag to the Ring Dance. The days travel but like the runner at the end of a race — each seems to go slower than the pre- ceding one. At last the fateful day arrives when the last examination is held. The rings are given out. Alas, for man ' s inhuman- ity to man, for the suzerain decrees that they may not be donned until the night of the Ring Dance! But then the fates relent, the long day drags to a close and the eventful night is on. Is realization as great as anticipation? With the Ring Dance, June Week gets underway with a vengeance and the hot weather, especially ushered in for the occasion, lasts on and on until everyone is gasping. The crowds eddy to and fro in the Yard, looking at everything and everybody. The elderly relatives stray up and onto the terrace and must be shown the way to the main office despite the multitudinous signs. The ' ard looks more every afternoon like a Dutch pic- nic; everywhere are the strollers of all sorts and possible descriptions. The days draw to a close, and also the final dress parade: T ie Old Hoi Game Lea-va It to the Marines O Sole Miof An Artificial Horizon The Rings Arriie w t±. f r ' r ' f r r ' r ' r r-T nr T-T ' r r--T -r ' f r r ' t- ' T ' -t n ' f r ' r ti 89 I f f r ' f f ■ I ' !■ i ' f y r _L ' I ' I ' ! ■ r f f I ' I ' i- i ' !■ f r f n r !■ f r !■ i ' i ' i ' t P THE RING CEREMONY " One man absent, sir! Nine men absent, sir! Tivo absent, sir! SEI ' EN men absent, sir! " As the Fourth Battalion Commander ' s sword swept down in a shining arc, two varying expres- sions have been observed on the faces of the two upper classes. The first, blinking just a bit, the second smiling and happy. The one to leave the Academy, the other to spend the best year of all. There was but one small white roll left on the stand. As he picked it up and handed it to the last man, just passing before him, the entire regiment broke into cheers. Another class of officers had entered the service — another class of midshipmen had entered into their first class year. ; -v.i i 1 y f ' I ' I ' I ' r ' r V r V V v f r r ' r mg 90 Stadimeters and Sextants Cruise boxes packed for the last time — a final mad rush for the waiting boats — anJ the last M i d s h i p m a n Cruise swaltoiced the transient glory of June IFeek. The new First Class, with strangely heavy r i n g fingers, found t It e m - selves at the top of the heap at last. Squad leaders struggled with vast deck divisions. I ' acant-eyed naviga- tors fumbled with sex- tants and parallel rul- ers. Gods of the fire- rooms yelled joyfully at the dusty young- sters. The routine was scarcely settled when we reached Newport. Newport the first time seemed indeed a de- serted port, for the summer season had not then opened, ff ' e coaled ship. II ' e souc ht N e w Bedford. Fall River and Providence. IFe saw movies, and we yawned . . . But our second stop found Newport and James- town at the height of the season. Invitations hooded the squadron. We roamed through s f a c i u s estates, danced at the Casino across the bay . . . we drank tea with Cor- nelius Vanderbilt at his Ducal Palace . . . and the anchor came up reluctantly. h is C.-i. I0. The roar deepensx turns into the cry of rage, inarticu- late, that beats im- potent around the water bound Sha- mcen. A long gray cruiser slides ut to her anchorage W A rough sea and a rocky coast lay gray and iv iite under scud- ding black clouds. Is if repelled, the ships anchored far out, so that the hidden har- bor of Marhlehead ivas often lost in the fogs that htezc in from the Banks. Surely the Pilgrim fathers li ' ere men of tempered steel. if Provincetoiun looked to them as Marble- head did to us that day we arrived. Go- ing ashore in a motor sailer, the rocky cliffs greiu less grim as the beauties of the bay un folded. I A toivn of yachts and y a c h t i n g — a n d o f yacht cluh . Many luent to Boston, but everyone paraded through the crooked streets. It iv a s the birthday of the Ameri- can Navy, born there of tlie adz and maul on ivays long since gone. One midnight zve sailed for P o r t - land. Casco Bay lay as a sapphire under the hills of the city. All too brief luas our stay in this hospitable port, for the keys of the city seemed to be ours. Sia liialclies irere set once more, and llie quiet engine rooms aiuoke to the drone of turbines. Shovels scraped across the fire- room floor plates; the clang of steel doors came faintly up througli the yawning Tentilators. Notebooks grew filled ir i t h strange sketches and writings more strange. And one day the tow breakwaters that guard Charleston slipped past, and old Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter stared in sur- prise at these queer invaders. ' . fiesta in old Madrid could not have brought tlie vivid color, the soft southern night, the dark-eyed girls that we found in the open patio of the vaulted Citadel . . . surely the gods smile on Charles- tpn. But as surely they frowned the next day, for we paraded in a deluge. Jl h it e service wilted and rainclothes grew heavy, for we carried our capes on our arms. The last sunny after- noon passed in a luhirl of gay parties. ■f 94 F.-INAMA Of a sudden the concrete s t r tt c- titres awaken, a straufje creature is ' assinu throui h. More locks, and s li e is drofy cd Joicn. hut into a different ocean From tlic ancliorage at Ninety-sixtli street, the sun flashed on River- side Drive, that coast of gold that folloivs the Hudson far u p Manliattan. Tlie city roared faintly to the sout iivard; a never- ending stream of glit- t e r i n g a ut omobiles poured along the em- bankment above the long lines of restless freight cars at the zvaterfront. The lib- erty party ivaited im- patiently on the quar- terdeck, i!;ith vague ideas of subways, shows and Fifth Ave- nue . . . the first visit to New York is an un- egualed adventure. Many found that New York is a city of great distances and of great towers. Novjhere else in the world is life so intense, so vitally alert, so restricted and yet so free. .■ host of cities in one, w i t h bound- aries unmarked, sharp and astonishing . . . everything that the earth has is here ex- cept space and time. The Fourth of July passed without a parade, and one eve- ning we rounded the Battery and the lights of Coney for our sec- ond visit to Newport. L. ..J r r r r r r r 7....g PACO-PAGO The massive bluffs look down and seem to smile at the puny white biiildinQS of the harbour. Outside the blue Pacific scents to be wait- ing, waitinij Far up the ivlnding Delaiuare, ive came at last 1 the Quaker City and its Sesqui- Centennial. IVe were tied to a do:k for the first time, and the Navy Yard seemed a ' Vast mirror that fo- cused the hoi sun on the ship — while the flies organized day and nitjht shifts. Over in a hole of clanging hammers ' ujf tould see the old Arkansas un- der modernization. All hands visited the Air- craft Factory and the Westinghouse works. : The Sesqui was in full swing, although even til en not completely finished, stretching far out beyond the Navy Yard. The sky re- flected the glow of a million lights in the mighty Bell; great buildings sprawled in sUilely ease on each side of the wide ave- nues. To have seen the Sesqui was to have seen a cross-section of the nation. The First Class sta jed a memo- rable dance at the fiel- levue and soon the lines were cast off as •we headed south. -.■ -y- r- r r- r r- r r PAGO-PAGO A cruiser, black ui the gray dawn, s I i d c s in and Pago-Pago awakes to a holiday — the mail is in. Alt is eager anticit ' ation — « e zv s of the States Crystal blue of l ie bay — lard blue of the pale sky — vivid green of the palms and melting purple of the distant hills — Guantanamo Bay was a riot of color as it lay simmer- ing under a savage sun. .1 hot dent in the coast of Cuba; the hunting-ground of the Scouting Fleet. The red roofs of the radio station splashed in the green of the nearer hills, and the toiver on Signal Hill stood stark above the broicn tents of the Marines. Gun drills began in earnest, and each morning the crews sweated througli load- ing drill. Jl ' e worked at station and phone, voice tube and tele- scope, from the tops of the masts to the plot- ting room, trying to master the intricacies of modern fire control . . . and each after- noon saw many at llicacal Beach. Ball teams suddenly sprang up, and fought on the fields at Recreation; the enlisted men formed mighty crevjs for the Battenberg Cup race. Some went swimming from the booms. r . " W -jr- r r r r r f„ I T r - r r r r- urrrr f-rrr- rr r- r r- r-T iMmin LLU Jr n ' n rrr rt-rr n TTTT TTTT Homecoming ' And ' leave and the best one. Already the far-flung service whispers and beck- ons. Enjoy then the comforts of 1 At last tlie great day came ixi h e n li; e steamed over to Go- nah ' es, and the ship turned down the target range. The nervous agony before the first shot was followed by a fierce joy at the guns, and the loading crews dropped into a machine-like precision. Twin steel birds frotn the turrets tore again and again through the distant screens, sending up tall geysers of spray. The real battle came when we spread the targets on deck and the hits were claimed. The smoke of firing had scarcely cleared away when the hook came up for the last time and the squadron headed home. A long few days dragged by like so many months. IVe searched the ship for our scattered gear; and railroad schedules were figured more carefully than naviga- tion. .1 night without sleep, an endless run to the beach, stagger- ing trips across Far- ragut Field — showers, cits and leave! Twenty-Seven has fin- ished its last Practice Cruise! 93 I ' t ' j ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " i ' I ' t ' r ' " r jj_i- I ' !■ !■ i ' I !■ I I (cCyr r r i River THE last September leave was over and the last academic year had begun. In all too short a time was civilia n clothing discarded and the uni- forms donned again. Cruise boxes were unpacked and the process of reorgani- zation was begun, and was only inter- rupted by handclaps and inquiries of the past four weeks. Congratulations, ap- provals, surprises and opinions were forthcoming upon the new midshipmen stripers; how badly the new adjutant would read the orders; how closely would the new squad leader inspect mat- ters of dress. But with the first- formation all set- tled at once to the regular routine. First class took charge in ranks, first class sat at head of tables, first class even led off on the conduct reports. But it was great to realize that the first class was Twenty-Seven. Nevertheless, though things were os- tensibly the same as in other years, some- thing was different, something was in the air that was not there before the criuse. With a monster mass meeting, marred only by the dropping of a gentle Drill Call Watch That Board Tlie Navy Cheers nl Princelon Those Eternal Cards Heads ( ' . It ' s Baltimore r f r ' r ' r f r r r r rr I ' diib rain from heaven, the " will to win " had been recast in every man in the regi- ment. There was determination in every heart, and every mind, eye and sold was to be lent to the football sqiiac which was already in mid-season form under the watchful eyes of Bill and Jonas. And what a season it was ! To follow the team upi and down the field, fight- ing ever ' minute of the game, to watch the gridgraph show and to hear the radio tell of the triumph at Princeton. To boast and cheer and win again was the privilege of a fighting Regiment be- hind a wonder Team. Then to march out and to entrain for Baltimore and the Michigan game. True, Navy was not ceded a chance, but how that goat did butt forth victorious, and how the regiment cavorted about the stadium with the Baltimore goal posts, was the talk of the country. And so things went along in the usual way. Queen Marie of Roumania ac- companied by Princess Ileana and Prince Carol paid the Academy a visit, and for one wet and dismal morn the Midship- men cussed long and loudly as they pa- raded and double-timed in their full dress across rain-soaked Worden field. T f Queen ' s Hussars The Roumanian Royal Family Try and Find a Seat To the I ' iitors Belonij the Spoils Under If ay for Chieago I ' I ' f I ' -r -r •I ' I ' I ' r ' rr V V f ' V T ' r 101 ' i rv f ILJ. ' r f r f f f r r r !■ r r i ' r f r I ' r i ' i ' » ' tf ' y f ■ i ' f i ' i ' i ' r f i ' « ' " H 71 Last River .iiaiiiiili , a ■ ■ P imi But preparations were on for the trip to Chicago and the Army game. Sword drill for the stripers, parades for the regi- ment, clean belts and shiny bayonets, billet tags, new caps, suitcases and orders — that is a summary of the two weeks before Thanksgiving. Then came that long- awaited morning when the word was given and each battalion marched off, each man with a suit case, and each striper with a sword. It did not seem long before the eight long pullmans arrived in the Windy City. The luncheon at Marshall Fields, the pa- rade in the wind and sleet to the dedica- tion of Soldiers Field, the Palmer House, the Drake dinner dance, the Army-Navy frolics, the Chez-pierre and above all the game itself, with its thrills and disappoint- ments — certainly the 1926 trip to Chicago is one lasting in the memory of all. A month only intervened before Christ- mas was at hand. Christmas dinner in the mess hall and the singing of carols were at once forgotten in the bustle and excite- ment of hurr ' ing away on leave. Some went home, some went to New York, Washington and nearby cities ; others re- JFe Out Marcli ' cm IVe Out Cheer ' em IVe Out Drag ' em The Team Returns Frozen in Our Tracks r T ' r ' r ' l ' f l " r i ' r r r i ' r f r r ' r f r r- r r r r r r r f r r r r- 102 ' ' ' ' f r ' ' ' ' y f r r!JL_LULLi nij_iuj_ij_Li_L I ' t riimrjriTjTj j t , ,, ,, ,. ,1 J4i Tear mained at Annapolis. For all there were good times and a short-lived relaxation from drills and classes. When leave was over the long stretch until June began — a stretch unbroken by but few diversions. First classmen now be- gan to worry about their outfits ; what to buy; where to buy; how much to pay. These were the important questions that were to be solved by the advertisements which had constituted such a great part of the guard mail. The other part was in- ducements to invest in various forms of insurance. And then one afternoon the numbers for choosing ships were drawn The interest aroused was only equaled when the men were called up in groups of fifty to pick what battleship, cruiser or beefboat they wanted — or was left. At last plans for the summer could be made. Many, too, made their best possible speed to the Chaplain to make arrangements for June week nuptials. With Washington ' s Birthday came spe- cial permission for the first class to go to Baltimore for the Class Supper. With the prospect of a break from routine and ex- aminations, cits and tuxedos were taken Tlie Yiilelide Boninij Juice Ind Step Off on the Sixth Count What a Difference in a Few Stripes Steam Drill .r r V r r l- r r l !■ r ■■ r ' r- r v f . r r r f ' n f T ' f . ■ I ' I ' t ' f r f ' I ' !■ I ' r r w I ' i i I ' !■ ! ■ r ' r ' f r ' ■ !■ f M I ' I ' f ! ■ f THE LAST RIIER from storage and a one night ' s Hing was had by all. But it was most short-lived, and the next supper ' j| formation found all hands once more in ranks and settled back to business. And so days passed slowly by. The winter waned and with the coming of spring Twenty- Seven sent forth its last athletes to win glory for the school and the Service. Class and company teams, too, caused all the courts and fields to swarm with ambitious men. Infantry drills were long and tedious with the company competition and the colors in the minds of all. And then when the last exams were over and the year was at an end, a cheer broke out, er- thusiasm ran rampant and the song that was on the lips of an was the traditional tune of " NO MORE RIVERS " E( J ' f T f r ' r ' rjLV 104 ' n r $r m ' k .m iki JUNE WEEK A bright June sun is flashing on two thousand burnished bayonets. Vast rectangles of silent blue move, break into rigid lines, pass swiftly by the reviewing stand. Perhaps IVest Point watches from the edge of the field, for their baseball warriors arrived this morning s m . vx ' r V r r i ' r v r r ' r i ' f r f r f r ' r r f r- r t ' r f f r ' f r r- r- rys ' I! - 106 I r f f r ' f t ' r r t ' i ' f f f r i ' f r f r ;■ i ' m i ' !■ f t ' r f u[ i ' i r ' ' JUIJLIJ Never is the yard so vivid as during tliese days. Througli the graveled nualks of Lover ' s Lane, among the tall trees and the gray granite, over by the ancient Bell of Japan and the sphinx called Tecumseh, you see the brilliant kaleido- scope of visitors. Seaplanes sleep on the bay. The Navy is learning to fly • -i ,. f. f . y f i f ' f f f r M ! ■ I ' ■ f r ' r i ' i ' i ' l ui ' f r ' f t i ' i ' r r r r i ' r i ' A ' o t ' las come the last Sunday. Jl ' e shall never atjain march over these friendly red =ways to Chapel; never again droiuse, in our midship- men ' s full dress, under that toiverinc dome that has marked the end of every cruise. It is said that Paul Jones ivalks between the peivs on this last Sunday , , y, ,, ,, p- r r f r f r r t " f r r r r ' r f 108 f r f r ' f M I I ' I ' i ' f f LL_LLlLi " ' IIJ ■ I ' r ' I ' f t ' i ' ■-.r ' ' 1 ' I ' r !■ I- r r !■ I ' !■ I ' ! ■ r ! ■ | . r T 100 r f f I f I ' f t ' r f f r r i i ' r t ' r ' f i ; i ■ i ■ i ■ i ' r ' n r ' f f r » f f f ' i ' i ■ f i ' 7 c : ? ■ ir r r r no fi i r ' r ' f ■ f ' f r -r I ' r r I -1 ' !■ I ' L!_l I I ' ! ■ I ' r I !■ I ' 11 rr-r Once more in line. She has just pinned on tliose shoulder straps; the old cap is gone and a gleaming nenx; device that feels stranqe indeed has taken its place. A solemn moment in Me- morial Hall that, somelww vje know, will hold its sharp etching in our memories forever . . the last meeting of a Class. East Coast, Jl ' eit Coast, China or Peru — zi:ho cares f « f c= E XP LORATION WITH THE TIRELESS COURAGE AND LEADERSHIP OF ADMIRAL PEARY, THE NAVY BLAZED THE ARCTIC TRAILS v fia FOURTH B001 On these pages is the last meeting of a Class, for the Fleet has no reunions . . . Thomas J. Hamilton Ay ERE have we acquired many ,_ things ... a splendid heritage, a liberal knowledge, a fellowship in a deathless Service . . . and we have found a host of friendships in our hearts. A friend is the priceless possession; no one can then be more rich than we. Forged in four years at the Academy, renewed by chance m the years to come, these friendships will endure beyond our lives in the pages of our book. I Ferol D. Ovcrfelt THE MIDSHIPMAN. 115 T-r-T ' r ' r ' r r ' f r f f r r r r " 1775, June 12. First sea fight of the Revolution off Ma- chlas, Maine. Eng- lish war-cutter was captured " " f I m 3 M ( Maurice £lliso i ( oudge GalvestoNj Texas " Maurice " MAURICE began his military career at Marion Institute, in 1921. The life suited him so well that he returned for a second year, and became quite popular in athletics and preparatory shavetail life. Much to his surprise, and to that of all those who knew him, he suddenly realized that he was enter- ing the Naval Academy, the decision having been made somewhat hastily toward the close of his second year at Marion. So on that eventful day, July 5, 1923, he joined the ranks of those who labor by the Severn. Though his activities have been varied since that day, football and the Academics have called most of his attention. His meteoric rise in football gives a good insight into the man himself. From B-Squad Plebe year to the Navy team Second Class year is the story. With the Academics his life has not been dull. Flashes of brilliancy and unsatisfactory averages he has experienced alike. But with the same confidence that is so characteristic of him he meets and over- comes these obstacles in Academy life. He contributes to the Hall an air of seriousness when working and a cheerful smile and greeting when not seriously engaged. Though at times re- served, this, combined with his perpetual good nature and sense of fair play, makes him a shipmate desired by all of us. I Foolhall: A Squad (2, 1) B Sound (4, 3) Block N (1) Navy Numerals (2) Class Numerals (4. 3); Lacrosse: Class (3); Wrestling: Class (2) Class Numer- als (2); Ring Dance Committee (2). Robert Elli7igton T)ixo?i RicHLANDj Georgia " Dick " N the year 1906 in a certain home in South Georgia the peaches must have been at least ephemerally neglected ; for in the summer of that year Dick arrived and demanded most of the at- tention. His years of adolescence were passed in the typical Southern atmosphere, with the sandlot as the scene of greatest excitement. In July of 1923 Dick entered the Xa al Acad- emy. Fortunately, he had not experienced any of the extremes of sorrow or disappointment and his natural reticence and courtesy remained and con- stituted our first impression. Plebe year was not only successfully but credit- ably completed. The Youngster and Second Class milestones were passed with the usual moderate change of attitude. Dick ' s appreciation and regard for authority, his unaffected agreeableness, and an unspoken but not unmeditated desire to be in con- formity with the military as well as the social standards of propriety have gained for him the kindly regard of his friends. To say that Dick has abnormal athletic ability would be to exaggerate, but he has made the base- ball squad and the B Squad in football. He is naturally quiet, but not without an alert though not quick temper. He is human enough to have normal desires and the courage to stem or humor them. A real man rarely fails to beget loyalty or to give it — and success is imminent. ,1 r r r r ' r r- r r r r 7T XS. S. S. SMITH— After Lieutenant Joseph Bryant Smith, killed when his ship, the Congress, was rammed by the Merrimac, 1862. Uninformed of his loss, when Smith ' s father learned of the defeat, he said, " Then Joe is dead — he would never have struck his flag. " (Destroyer No. 17) Football: B Squad (1) Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (3, 2); Baseball: Squad (3, 2) Navv Numerals (4, 3); Boxinq: Class (2): Basketball: Class (3, 2). T T 1 I I TT r TT T I 1 p .|r4 (| « II 116 J JJ f u _i ' _rj_iU ' i_L!_jp, r- ; ' M " " Tl M l P 11 ■! ■! 1775, Oct. 13. Con- gress established Srst official Marine Conunittee, fitting ships to fight Brit- ain , mm Raymond Lee Harrell At Large " Ray " " Dino " BORN in Iloilo, P. I., an Army junior, Ray- mond was destined to wait until he was seven years old before paying his first visit to his native soil, but returned to the Islands in 1913. In 1915 he returned to the States and thereafter attended school in McRae, Georgia, and at Marion Institute. There is nothing enigmatic in the fact that the Service wielded an influence over his life and the marking of his future career, but it was the Navy, rather than the Army, that exerted that force. As observed by one who has been most intimately associated with him for four years as a roommate, Dino has measured up to the man ' s standard. He is a man of strong likes and dislikes, a staunch friend regardless of se.x. He has the gift of reticence combined with an amiable disposition, and though not famed for his wit and repartee, his sense of humor is far from dormant. Athletically, he has devoted his time to crew and though he has not been in the first boat he sticks to it. It is prophetic to say whether or not a man will succeed as an officer, but he has those qualities which are generally conceded to make up an " officer and a gentleman. " VHS ' - ' -vjl ' iAdo?iiram Judso i Hill RoswELL, New Mexico " Jud " " Adrjniram " IN the little west Tennessee town of Trenton, Adoniram was born on October 18th, 1904, the son of a Baptist Minister. He subsequently lived in Louisville, Clinton, and Princeton, Kentucky, and in Nashville, Tennessee, from whence he moved to Roswell in the spring of 1920. Jud commenced his naval career in the capacity of First Company commander Plebe summer. From the start, his bright smile and cheery nature won him much popularity, which continues to increase as we get to know him better. Never daunted, taking things as they come, he has passed the four years with as little friction as could be expected. He has, too, the strength of his convictions, and will never admit defeat. Having the welfare of the class in view, he has, with his keen perception and good business methods, contributed much to the success of this annual, and to the design and selection of the class ring. In this space one of his bad habits should be mentioned, lest you think him perfect. He snores quite lustily. It has been discovered, however, that a right shoe, carefully aimed, is very effective. We predict that popularity and success will stay with Jud wherever he may be. Football: Class (1): Crew: Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) Class (S) Class Numerals (3): Gymkhana: Cast (1). - JJ- I - . T I- TT_T_- : n S. S. PAULDING— After Rear Ad- miral Hiram Paulding, who fought in the Battle of Lake Champlain, 1812, and the War with Algiers, 1815. He served ably and loyally through the long years of peace, and finally died in the Civil War. (Destroyer No. 22) lb?r Football: Class (3); Tennis: Class (2); Luckx Ban: Associate Business Mayi- ac cr; Rint) Committee : Secretary; Gymkhana: Cast (4) Assistant Chair- man (?) Chairman-Director (1). Jx. i j I T 1 T " " ' T T» . . T , , , t ojj:: f 117 JVm. lexa?ider Sutherla?id, Jr. Las Cruces, New Mexico " Bill " " Stick " " Palo " LEAVING behind him a trail of honors gained through his time at Las Cruces High and New Mexico State, Stick hit the trail eastward to the Naval Academy. The potential cotton and cattle king was no more, but ahead loomed the Naval Officer. The academics ruined his athletics here, but they brought out the fight in him. He hit the depart- ments in the last round every term save one — and that took an extra period. Not until Second Class year did he have a chance to turn to his prep-school love, football, and then an injury ruined that for him. The bright lights of Lunnon and so on brought out snakish tendencies, already evidenced by heavy mail from the west, but an Army game blind drag almost quenched these. But they prospered, and no hop is complete without him. As for the letters, they ' re just pals of his. On leave he is the ideal companion, because he believes the world owes him a good time, and oh how he goes to collect it! No one has to ask him twice for a favor, and he ' d give you the shirt of? his back — more than that we can say for no man. One cannot help but like him, and that means happi- ness and the top in whatever walk of life he may tread. A, Robert ( ecil rixner MoGOLLON, New Mexico Urtx L ec BRIX heard the call of the far-off sea and came to us from the wilds of New Mexico one July morning, ready for his conquest of the hectic East and the briny deep. In a short time he became a charter member of the radiator club, and could be found at almost any time with an Adventure in hand and a Camel in mouth. In all disputes concerning the famous " Bad Man " legends of the West we always turn to Brix, our greatest authority. His serene, digni- fied bearing seems to be a magnet to the femmes. Brix has the true sporting spirit of the old West, and can always be counted on when an extra hand is needed for the game. In fact, this spirit has lost him many an hour ' s sleep on the good old ship Wyoming, but he always manages to come through on the top side. When he starts his famous lingo with the foreigners we begin to think that he him- self must be a Spaniard. However, this line comes in useful to his wooden friends when we make liberty together on the cruises. Brix is a real friend who never hesitates to come to the aid of a classmate. Those who have known him will never forget his quiet, serene countenance, manly bearing, and, above all, his ex- treme kindness. Football: Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (2); Basketball: Class (2): Masqucrad- ers (2, 1) Masked N (1). 1 - " T " IC r r r r r ' r U. S. S. DRAYTON— After Commodore Percival Drayton, who commanded the Hartford, the flagship of Farragut, at the Battle of Mobile Bay, at which time he rendered gallant service. He died while Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, 1865. (Destroyer No. 23) : I. 118 ' ' ■» ■ ' ■ ' »■ I " f I ' I ' r I ' ' _!j 1775, Nov. 10. Ma- rine Corps tempo- rarily organized. The Corps later be- came a very valu- able naval asset V zAlbert ' iiddy Scales Kans.as City, Kansas " Red " " Lead Strange " " Bud " NOT too good, and not too bad, but good to have around is the essence of Red ' s per- sonality. He lost his parents when very young, but after he worked his way through prep school, an appointment to the Naval Academy solved the prob- lem of further education. He confidently expected to bilge the first month, but a shining star on his collar, which has remained fixed, surprised both himself and the onlookers. Athletically, Lead is built too much like a foot- ball to excel, although he did get off to a good start in football, boxing and lacrosse. A bit of heart trouble turned his interest to the clacking tj ' pewriter, however, and he became known in literary circles. Ambitions, always expressed aloud, make him the subject of much baiting, and he can talk for hours on the future. A boast at song writing and having Broadway at his feet and women at his command is the old standby. Red is essentially a seeker of fun and a good time. He doesn ' t believe in missing hops. Each girl is a new one, but some time there will be a slip, and Red will find himself one of the loops of the golden knot. There ' s always fun to be had when he ' s around, and the ship that gets him will have an addition to the plus column of pep and good times. Duty on that ship will be pleasant, and boredom inexistent. Stand by, the Fleet! ■ B Football: B Squad (4, 3. 2); Lacrosse: Class (4, 1): Class Numerals (4); Loo: Staff (4, 3, 2) Athletic Editor (1); Luckv Bag: Athletic Staff: Gymk- hatia: Cast (4. 3, 2, 1): Glee Club (4, 3. 2. 1); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1): Star (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Masqueraders (2) Masked N (2). V. S. S. ROE— After Rear Adnural Francis A. Roe, who in 1854 success - fully engaged some Chinese pirates. He served with signal gallantry in the Civil War, and later rendered great diplomatic service in affairs with Mexico, receiving the thanks of the Cabinet. (Destroyer Mo. 24) ■ ' ..TJLJii-. ' - Robert " Barber ' iAldertnaii Portland, Oregon " Dopey " " Bob " " S. A. " OB was born in Portland. He has never _ lived very long in one place, and consequent- ly is a cosmopolitan by adoption if not by nature. He did, however, settle down long enough to re- ceive a diploma from San Diego High School and spent half a year at San Diego Junior College. He arrived at Annapolis the day of the Great Fog and he never got out of it. This earned for him the somewhat terse sobriquet of Dopey. However, by his seriousness and earnest endeavor, he gradually overcame his Plebe year dif- ficulties and entered Youngster year with a pretty clear conception as to what made the wheels go ' round. Bob is one of that never-understood minority of conservatives who always see things from the pouit of view of the authorities. He never whispered in school until he reached the seventh grade, was an exemplary student in high school, and almost star- red Plebe year at the Academy. He heartily ap- proves of the extra duty and awkward squads as builders of character, but as he obeys the regula- tions conscientiously he is seldom seen thereon. He is an exact student and earnest and sincere in the performance of his duty. His is a kindly, serious disposition, with an al- truistic viewpoint. This seriousness and a desire to see beneath the superficial are his most dominant traits. Rifle: Class (2) Class Numerals (2) Ex- pert Rifleman (2): Luckv Bag: Bwg- rafhv Staff; Trident: Associate Editor (2 1) Secretary Society (!)■ r ' • NAi i- , T r r f r ' r f t ' r r f f r r r I ■ I ' f ' I ■ I ■ f f I f ' r » ' M " TTr 1775, Dec. 3. First American flag un- furled aboard Am- erican warstilp at Philadelpliia b y John Paul Jones Samuel Halle tt Qrittendeji Jr. Denver, Colorado " Sam " " Porky " A YEAR of college at Boulder was all that this lad needed to get set for the rocky path at the U. S. N. A. Proud of being a mountaineer, he went only to as low an altitude as Denver to go to school. He won notoriety Plebe year for mal-rendi- tions of Anchors Aweigh: sprained a tonsil in the inter-battalion competition, but still finished runner- up. Though usually cheerful, he is still subject to outbursts of song and other noises. In spite of his affectionate disposition, which has caused him many light attacks, no case has yet risen above transiency. He is a regular correspondence maniac, though, and has the fluency of a Roosevelt. Consistent, hard toil has made him a real, writh- ing wrestler; he puts himself seriously in training at the beginning of Ac year and sticks to it. Never fails to moan after every practice — looking like an exponent of Strongfortism — " Gosh, I ' m weak. " A keen admirer of manly vigor and form, he is a genuine ascetic in the practice of his daily program of home improvement. Nor is his interest in his studies any less intense. Concentrated application has won him the gilt stars of mental distinction each year. Always earnest and ambitious, he thinks clearly and proceeds to carry out his plans by hard work. Sam is a warm and generous friend, and his interests are wide and lighted by a broad- mindedness that should prove a firm foundation for a successful career. zjilden T)clbert Schwarz Belvidere, Illinois " Bunny " " Buck " " Al " AL was born in Belvidere, where he graduated from Belvidere High School. It was while working his first year out of school that he received his appointment to come to the Naval Academy. He had no trouble with the mental requirements, and managed, after some training, to get by on the physicals. Plebe year found Al out for soccer and lacrosse. The class teams claimed him during his Plebe and Youngster years, but Second Class year he went up to Navy squad in both sports. Though not a born athlete, his hard work and perseverance make him well worthy of success. Al is not a star man, but he stands well up in the class scholastically. The few weekly trees that carry his name have not dispelled his optimism, and a book of short stories still has a stronger call than his studies. His two outstanding qualities are unselfishness and lack of diplomacy. His good will and helpful- ness more than make up for his lack of tact, and his unbounded determination carries him through many a struggle. Conflict seems to be the wine of life to him ; it is perhaps the warrior strain that is said to lie in all men of fair hair and blue eyes. These qualities have done much to gain him many friends during his academic career, and will go far to help him win success in the Service. Rifte : Class (4, 3} Class Numerals (4, S) Expert Rifleman (S): WrestUnq: Squad (3, 2. 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Navv Numerals (2); Star (4. 3, 2. 1). - i r r- r r f r ' r- r r r i U. S. S. TERRY— After Commander Edward Terry, who took part in most of the principal engagements of the Civil War, including those at Fort McRea, Forts Jackson and St. Phillip, New Orleans, Vicksburg, Port Hud- son, and Mobile Bay. (Destroyer No. 25) Lacrosse: Class (4, S, 2 . 1) Class Numerals (4, 1); Soccer: Squad (3, 2, 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (3. 2); Gymnasium : Class (2). 4 120 » ' r n n r n p r p f r I ' r ' » I r 1776, Feb. 17. First regularly organized naval expedition of the United States under Esek Hop- kins. Qlijford Lorraific JVickman Haxkixson, North Dakota ■■ Cliff " " IFkkie " THIS young fellow is inc respects. Xothine has ideed fortunate in some respects. Aothing has ever occurred to mar his peaceful journey through Uncle Sam ' s College. Being one of those who have no trouble in master- ing that which to the ordinary mid is unintelligible, he spent a large portion of his time helping others over the rough spots. He stood high in all such subjects as Math, Juice, and Steam, but though a charter member in the first sections of these subjects, he had an equally secure berth in the anchor sections of others. His inability to conjugate the irregular verb, or even to make the English language behave as it should, were the only obstacles in the path of his wearing a star. At one time Youngster year, when Wickie was a star company athlete, he looked like a promising striper. But he was bitten by the bug of athletic aspirations, and graduated from company to class sports, with the consequent decline of his grease marks. His philosophy makes him remark, however, that a twice P. O. has less responsibility, anyhow. As a musician he gained no little fame, or, we should say, ill fame. He was one of the reorganized band of Hell Cats and would attempt any selection on any instrument with little or no provocation. Wickie has what the Navy wants, and we wish for him all success. 8iige7ie Elbert Lindsey Fort Smith, Arkansas " Eel " " Gene " EEL was born in the state of Washington, but early decided the weather was too balmy and went South. Splitting up his time in grade school and high school between Arkansas, Kansas and Texas, Eel graduated in ' 22, but was a bear for punishment, and came back and graduated from Fort Smith High again in ' 23, thus having attended six high schools. He ever had that wanderlust fever and regularly went on barnstorming expedi- tions, running off with the natives ' first money for track and diving honors. This is probably what caused him to choose a life on the sea. It was late in Plebe summer before he arrived. But he states this was an advantage, be- cause he wasn ' t supposed to know as much as the rest. Eel was soon on the list of track and gym athletes, never satisfied unless trying something new. This was especially true of him on the flying rings or on the diving board. Second Class year he had a regular g) ' m class, and it was probably due to his work that some men were not permanent fixtures of the weak-squad. His brow is luifurrowed from worry over aca- demics. He said they may get him down, but they couldn ' t get him out. " This lesson looks hard. I ' m going over to the hospital for the morning. " Boxing: Class (2); Gyfukhajia : Bugle Corf ' s (2); Band (3). - U. S. S. PERKINS— After Commodore George Hamilton Perkins, who served his country with honor for forty-eight years. His bravery at Mobile Bay, when he captured the Tennessee, won from Farragut these words : " The bravest man that ever trod the deck of a ship. " (Destroyer No. 26) Track: SQuad (3. 2. 1,) Cross Country Squad (1) Class Numerals (1 ) Nav Numerals (4) Plebe Team; Su ' imminfj : Class (3); Gyftinasium: Sguad (1) Class (2) Class CaMain (2) Navy Numerals (2): Gymkhana: Cast (2) Man- -: ' . ai cr Roustabouts (1). rTTTTTTTTTTTV TT TTT 121 Ciles Himter Hubbard Charleston, West Virginia " Miles " " Hub " MILES was appointed from Charleston, but spent his early years in Alderson, on the banks of the beautiful Greenbrier. He attended high school in Charleston and was president of the graduating class, sufficient evidence of his popularity. His beaming countenance won for him there the nickname of " Smiles, " but since the chief users of this name were of the opposite se.x it has not been used among us, and we know him as Miles. With the fair sex Miles is exceedingly popular. He has a failing for Anns, Annas and Annes. He misses few hops, and his leaves, according to his stories, are seldom lacking in feminine companion- ship. He is also a connoisseur of art. He wanted to buy the Art Gallery at Versailles, but had to be content with a package of post cards. Academically, he has stood well. He has not starred, but has been one of those who make the star men work for their grades. His athletics have been confined to the rifle teams, both small bore and service rifle. In both he has been a consistent shooter since Youngster year. The winner of a host of friends wherever he goes, neither modest nor presumptuous, to his as- sociates Miles is always the truest kind of friend and " a gentleman to the finger-tips. " . A T ' aul Laverne High Charleston, West Virginia " Pablo " PABLO is one of the exceptions to every known rule. He looks like a savoir — and al- most is; on first meeting him you ' d say he could dance — and he can. He first began to get his repu- tation in his high school days, when he won a prize for getting the highest marks of the boy stu dents, and where he was editor of the Charlestonian. It was then that girls first began to be attracted by his winning smile. On coming to the big school for little boys, how- ever, he began to collect bad habits; and if he hadn ' t been in the second section we do believe he would have been on a tree. Pablo has such a big heart that he can ' t refuse anyone anything. He ' ll spend hours and hours decorating a hop card and not even ask for a dance ; and when the boys have extra duty they all know who ' ll take care of the drag. Besides being such a snake, he came mighty near being an athlete, too. He was so good that they put him on the athletic staff of the Log and he continued his athletic career in that capacity. A man with so many blessings couldn ' t be a fail - ure, so before many years his name will be high among the celebrities. The best of friends and a classmate par excellence. Rifle: Squad (S, 2. 1) Class Numerals (V Nazy Nutnerals (2) E.rfcrt Rifle- man (S. 2): Small Ri ' ic Rifle: Sauad (2) Class Numerals (2): I.ueky Bag: Cireulation Staff. -f ?? " " TT r r ' r JU ' r r- Lop : Athletic Staff (3. 2): Class Show (2). TS. S. S. STERETT— After Lieutenant Andrew Sterett, who commanded the Enterprise in the Tripolitan War. In 1801, he captured a Tripolitan cruiser after a heated engagement which lasted for four hours, for wliich he re- ceived the thanks of Congress. (De- ; stroyer No. 27) iiiJT-T T TTnrnr r r t t r t t t t t ' fTrrrr ' — r 1 • r - ' r.- )i ' - — a3 r ySp 122 " " JA fe 1776, Nov. 9. A law authorizing the building of the first line-o(-battle ship, 74 guns, America T ' hilip ' Bii fraud Ta?ikarci Franktown Virginia " Phil " " Son " PHIL came to the Academy after studying en- gineering for two years at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. It is but natural that he should choose the Navy as his profession, since he has lived be- tween the Chesapeake and the Atlantic all his life, and has there acquired a love for all things pertain- ing to the sea. During the years at the Academy, he has firmly entrenched himself in the hearts of his friends, and everyone who knows him likes him. If it is possi- ble, this applies even more strongly to members of the fairer se.x, for in his affairs with the ladies Phil displays qualities and methods which are irre- sistible. Into his work and into his play he puts a sincerity of purpose which leaves no doubt as to the outcome of all his undertakings. Despite the fact that he is somewhat handicapped by size, he has, by dint of hard work and ability, played on the class football team each year. Academics did not give him much trouble once he got a good start, and he could be found in spare moments entertaining his friends, developing his bridge abilities, or increasing his literary knowledge. Whatever the future holds for Phil, it is certain that his spirit of good-fellowship, his ability, and his personality will make him more than able to meet it. Robert urks zJkCorgaji, Jr. Floy ' d Virginia " Colonel Bob " COLONEL BOB is a true Southern Gentle- man, and a member of that Aristocracy which was at its height before William Tecumseh Sherman cooled his weary heels on the fragrant sod of Georgia. If you are included among Colonel Bob ' s friends, you are extremely lucky. He is just a natural-born pleasure seeker, ready for anything that turns up ; somehow his cosmo- politan taste is quick to seize any recreation that is available. If you are interested in football and want a running-mate, he is your man ; or if you are an aspirant to the ranks of the drawing room, he is your unfinesseable partner; and if you feel a bit weary and blue, and want someone to cheer you up, just get him to tell you a tale of the Blue Ridge, or about the good times he spent at Virginia Tech before we got him, or dance you a jig, or better yet, get him to give you a selection on the violin. And he has a way with the ladies; that amiable disposition will never fail to gain him a place in their hearts. However, to him, letters written on sweet-scented stationery are too poor a substitute for love. He was never intended to be a son of the sea, and probably will never take Neptune ' s place at the trident, but there is one thing certain, he will make good at his chosen profession, that of a Soldier of Fortune. Football: B Squad (1) Class (4, 3. Class Numerals (2). 2) - U. S. S. McCALL — After Lieutenant Edward R. McCall. He was on the Enterprise at the time of her engage- ment with th« Boxer, 1813. He took command of the ship after her cap- tain had been killed, and gained a victory. (Destroyer No. 28) Football: Class (3); Crew: Class (2); Track: Class (2). l? ' V t ' t ' r t ' t ' 9 ' r r r r t-lj i! TP r ' r-T ' r T ' f r ' r ' f 1777, June 14. An American flag, In design practically identical to that of today, was adopted | JVayjte ' Thomsen Stukey Norfolk, Nebraska " Securo " " Stook " " The Biff Blond Giant ' ' " S IX ioot two, eyes of blue — . " ' Way back in ' 20 the Sioux Falls High School looked its last on Stook. The wild, hilarious four years there sobered him a bit, and a tendency to- ward engineering seized him. However, a year at the South Dakota School of Mines cured that, but brought out the pleasure-loving bump all the more. Then father took a hand and decided that the cure was to put him in our own blue service. Oh, well, the idea was right anyway. Securo has one virtue, especially, that has endeared him to the hearts of all of us — his infectious laugh. Rain or shine, he always laughs, and we all laugh with him. Even the loss of Sep leave, the awkward and extra duty squads — none of these could quench it. Athletics had no lure for him in high or prep schools, and his career in the Academy started along the same track. But the coming of spring with the slender shell and the sweeping oar drew him to the boatsheds like a magnet. His resulting success has earned him no small reputation. There ' s a great treat in store for some ship. When that huge laugh booms from the officers ' country, be things going right or wrong, everyone is going to join — and life will be brighter for all hands — just as it has been for us. Herbert Theodore Tortorich New Orleans, Louisiana " Ozzy " " IToib " " Toto " F RESH from the " Paris of America, " as he terms it, Ozzy came shivering to the gates of the Academy, rolled a last farewell to the outside with his brown eyes, sighed, and trudged in. Be- fore turning his steps northward he spent his time studying at Holy Cross, where he excelled in foot- ball, basketball and track, earning medals and a captaincy in the latter. And sssh ! — a medal in oratory ! With his heritage as a connoisseur of good-look- ing women Ozzy ' s social life has been just one after another, and there are few hops which are not graced with his presence. Outside of dancing, his greatest hobby is infantry, or such one would sup- pose from the constancy of his practicing. The two-fjve has proven very elusive to Toto. He could be depended upon to be unsat the first three months of a term, and especially when he should be on the track squad. Some way, tho, he has al- ways found the extra erg to pull him through. Gaining the needed marks Plebe year gave him his track award, and he has since been carried along on the squad in hope of his being sat long enough to run. Ozzy firmly believes that the proverbial L., L., and the P. of H. is man ' s aim in this sphere. When there ' s work, he ' ll work, and when there ' s play — Oh, man ! That means a pleasant home on what- ever ship he may be sent to. Crew: Squad (4. i, 2, 1) Class Numer- als (4) Navy Numerals (3, 2). ir r ' r r; f r r r r r r U. S. S. BURROWS— After Lieutenant ■William Burrows, who distinguished himself at Tripoli, He was killed during the Enterprise-Boxer engage- ment, 1813, during which he enjoined his men, " Stand fast, and the day will soon be oursl " (Destroyer No. 29) Tl Track: X. Squad (?. 2) Navv Numerals (4) Plebe Team. iut n I I f i ' hl Jil ■ rj ' " = , r f f T nr 1777, Sept. 18. U. S. brig Lexington, Captain Johnston, captured by the British sloop - of - war Alert JacJ: Orville Wheat " Zack " Pr or. Oki ahoma " Trigo " " J. O. THE quizzical smile that Zack is wont to wear on his face gives the impression that he could say a good deal more on the subject if he wanted to; and so he could. He isn ' t the man to talk much, but when he talks you don ' t mind listening, because he then knows what he ' s talking about. Arguing is all right for debating societies, says Jack, but between roommates there should be an armistice. " Say, kid, if you don ' t mind, let ' s don ' t argue, " is the worst the most argumentative can get out of him. Boxing is one of his favorite methods of taking a workout, but he can combine In his makeup the fine qualities of civilized man even though he prac- tices such brutal methods of physical combat and is taught the way to kill men in masses. I ' ll let the secret out — Jack is a poet. Did you ever see those little springtime fantasies in the Log, with the signature J. O. W. ? They were Zack ' s. El Senor Trigo ' s room is just like a five-striper ' s, but, really, he isn ' t greasy. He just believes in neatness. " Aw, what ' s the use? Here I am a reg guy wearing a black ' N. ' I should worry, though, the ship wasn ' t a bad place — a movie every night, and no regulations at all. " And here you have Jack. He is one that we ordinary fellows like extraordinarily well. Joh7t Wilfred White MoNTicELLO, Arkansas " Gusty " " Toots " JOHNNIE spent a Freshman year at A. U., so was well prepared for the harried existence of a plebe. He was noted for his versatility back home, and obtained honors as a musician, scholar, debater, and track man. He ' s so suave that it ' s scarcely perceptible, but he has a very attractive line, also. Recitations Plebe year were to be endured, but since then he ' s not so condescending, being more eager and receptive. He is well content with the old three-O, taking the stand that life is too short to throw it away boning. He has a sad mania called saxophobia, unfortu- nately, and digs a dolorous ditty from his sobbing sax. Thank heaven, there is a band-room for musi- cally demented Mids! Among his many accom- plishments he is an authority on kodakery. His collection speaks well for itself and for its owner ' s good taste. There was one accomplishment, however, which was rather forced. The athletic requirements took him to the swimming pool for many long hours which might have been spent more pleasantly- Outside the musical club season, he could usually be found in his room reading the most recent best seller. Through everything, there is a method in his madness, a certain tenacity of purpose which will carry him far. BowUhq: Class (2). - rtTTTTTTTTTT TT. S. S. WARRINGTON— After Com- modore Lewis Warrington. He com- manded the Peacock at the time tliat it captured the Epcrvier, 1814, in an action which lasted only forty-two minutes. Congress gave him a vote of thanks for his brilliant achievement. (Destroyer No. 30) Lucky Bag: Photographic Staff: Gvvtk- liana: Cast (4, 3, 2. 1); Orchestra (4. 3. 2, 1). F« --l Sugene Jield :J c ' Daniel Blackstone, Virginia " Mac " " Ephraim " THIS son of the South came to us after a year at William and Mary, and in him we have gained one haid to beat. His nature and disposi- tion are generous ; he will share his last dime to treat one of the gang. His generosity leads him to risk much for a friend, as witness his flirting with a class " A " to stand his roommate ' s duty the night of a certain hop. Mac has two special dislikes; one is writing let- ters, and the other is working. He will say of a math lesson, " That ' s too much like work, " and he spent overtime on the weak-squad because he didn ' t want to put out the ergs necessary to get off. Yet he has been a consistent member of the Stage Gang since Plebe year. This long, lean Virginian has managed to hold himself in the first half of the class, and other ac- tivities have not found him lacking. Nor is our Ephraim too easy-going, as many a Plebe can say, but, knowing Mac ' s disposition, we are sure that if the Plebe got romped upon, he probably rated it. Youngster year Mac heard a minister say that if something were not so, it ought to be, and that has been his password ever since. All of us know him as a straightforward, manly man, and we ' re proud to call him classmate and friend. If we ' re not, we ought to be. He is a true product of the Old Dominion. Robert Lutes ' Densford Kansas City, Missouri " Bob " " Buttercup " " Dink " OUR Buttercup came to us from the Show Me State, and has well lived up to the reputation of dear old Mizzou. Among other things you have to show him is when he has had enough; he tried three times to join our ranks before he finally passed the examinations and became a real honest- to-goodness Midshipman. The Academic Department gave him a little trouble Plebe year, and we feared for a while that we were going to lose him. However, again he would not stay down, and since that time has been showing them. While he has not been starring, he has been close to it at times, and the surprising part of it is that it is with as much ease as was the trouble in starting. Oh, yes ; he has become a true Midshipman in that as soon as he learned how to study he lost the desire. But he hasn ' t missed a hop since youngster year. " Hey, Bobby, what ' s the assignment? " come? from the other side of the room. There inevitably follows a dissertation on the general carelessness of some people, but the dope is always forthcoming. He makes up in himself for the failings of those not so orderly in habit as he. We predict for Bobby success in the P ' leet. Kind- ness of heart and a sense of justice are characteristic of him and they have endeared him to us. Masqueraders: Stage Ganq (4, 3, I, 1) Masked N (3. 2, 1). - - U. S. S. MAYRANT— After Captain John Mayrant, of whom John Paul Jones said, " I never knew a man so exactly after my own heart, or so near the kind of man I would create, if I could, as John Mayrant " (De- stroyer No. 31) Crew: Squad (4, 3) Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (3); Log: News Staff (1); Lucky Sag: Biography Staff. ' ' _ti_LLi ' r f f M n ■ i ' f LUf TSKc! ' i 1 HTSlLL ' ■■ ■■ ■ ' 11 ■■ !■ !■ |i |i I ' I ' I ' IM 1778, March 7. British 64-gun Yar- mouth blew up y. S. 32-gun frigare Randolph in 15 minutes. Four saved Jacob Qlifford Schwab Louisville, Kentucky " Pilsf u•r ' " Half Pint " " Squibb " " np ' HAT ' S the way to run, little man! " Jl " Whoops! You ' re down! " Cliff started his academy career with company football and has been going up ever since. Finding that B Squad wasn ' t rough enough, he tried his hand at boxing, but really prefers a ball bat to a boxing glove. He is not afraid of anything but a voman, and some day we expect him to overcome even this weakness. Failing to malce the choir Plebe year, he has been singing the other six days of the week ever since, and is now qualified to join any quartet. By careful investigation, we have discovered that the Half Pint emerged from Kentucky, the land of fast women and beautiful horses. The change seemed to agree with him, for since entering he has been everything from a promising halfback to a horse in the Second Class show. He starred Plebe ' ' D r to ;hov, ' us that it could be done, and has slept every st ' idy period since. Occasionally, when he had had sufficient sleep, he would divert his atten- tion to the improving of text-books, and the formu- lation of " Sch-.vab ' s Scientific Laws. " By his cheerful smile and Irish wit he has made a host of friends among D. O. ' s, classmates, and Plebes. AH in all, the little man of the First Company has an enviable record, and we can safely prophesy that he v: ' . l have a successful naval career. Qharles Qordon T)eKay Laramie, Wyoming " Count " " Gordy " WHEN they start electing women for gov- ernor, it ' s time to leave, " said the Count, so Laramie experienced a decrease of five percent in population, and the Navy gained. It was at Laramie Prep that the Count first re- flected the limelight. There, playing a dazzling game at quarter-back with the coach and the nine other boys of the school, he did himself proud, and further scintillated on the basketball floor. Then, just as everything was coming his way, the music of the boatswain ' s pipe overcame the harmony of the sheep, and Wyoming was the loser. Gordy left his boots at home, but couldn ' t be without his gun, and this fact accounts for the good record of the rifle team. Nor is he limited to ath- letics, for he easily demonstrated why he was pres- ident of Wyoming University ' s dramatic society. As for the Academics, he is savvy to that degree where he figured the boys with the 3.85 worry more about marks than those with the 3.25. When the last inning of life is over, and his wins and losses, his strikeouts, hits, and errors have been totaled, figures will show why he has produced in the pinch; and through it all a man and a friend. Success is often far off, and should Fate throw him for a loss, no matter what the score may be, we know there will be that same old fight that makes men come from behind. Football: B Sqiiad (2, 1) Caftain B Squad (1): Baseball: Sauad (3, 2, 1) N Star (SJ Block N (2 : Nnvv Nn- n.erals (4) Plebe Team: Boxinn: Squad (2) Navy Numerals (2): Star (V); Com- pany Representative (3, 2, 1); Class Show (2). - U. S. S. MONAGHAN— After Ensign John R. Monaghan, who was killed in an engagement with the natives of Samoa, while endeavoring to protect a wounded officer. " He stood steadfast by his wounded superior and friend — one brave man against a score of sav- ages. " (Destroyer No. 32) Rifle: Squad ( " ■ , 2) Block N (2) Inter- collegiate Chamt ion Team (2) Exf ert Rifleman (2) Naz-y Numerals (3) Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Head Cheer Leader (1) ; Pep Committee (2, 1); Mas- queradcrs: Cast (1) Stanc Gang (2) Class Show (2). 1 TT r T T T T T T T r t t TT TT H I T T ■ - 127 f y r r r r r r r ' r r j - :rA ' t r r r f f ' f ■ fi I ' 1 1 ' ? ' f ' a 1778, April 24. U. S. sloop Ranger, Paul Jones, captured British sloop Drake off coast of Ireland Lee Jd)is Keys HiLLSBORo, Ohio " Younk " " Haivkshaw " " Bud " YOUNK was born and brought up in Hillsboro, and played end on the High School football team. He spent several years in the National Guard before coming to Annapolis, demonstrating his military ability so well that he became a ser- geant. He then matriculated at Bobbie ' s War College, where he spent a year engaged in tea fighting with the local belles. Having successfully completed the course at the War College, he entered the Academy, and was one of the famous First Fifty. He has been di- vorced almost as much as some of our contemporary actresses, having had eight diiiferent roommates the first year. He has since, however, settled down. He is an excellent rifle shot, but inability to broad jump has handicapped him. He has also played company football and lacrosse. His study hours were mostly spent on last week ' s lessons, al- though he has made well over his two-five. The Sheik of the room, he spent most of his spare time in the evenings trying to decide which one to write a letter to, and would end up about half-after-eight by going to sleep in his chair. Hawkshaw has his faults (so say the D. O. ' s) but for all that he is above the average as a pal. Sdward Nelsoji T ' eall, Jr. COLLINGSWOOD, NeW JeRSEY " Ruff " " Shorty " " Ducky " A COMPREHENSIVE character sketch to f?t the determined physiognomy depicted above is indeed difficult to make. For this is a man of many moods and ideas in keeping with a dynamic per- sonality. Born in Caldwell, New Jersey, on November 30, 1905, according to his own account, he has since been making a tour of the Eastern States of this Union, and has unwittingly absorbed not a little of the New England " know how. " He graduated from the Classical High School of Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1923, where he played many things — not the least of these being hookey and football. As a drop-kicker, he is a dia- mond in the rough with uncanny natural ability. He likes to be kicking things around ; hence it is not surprising that he became an ardent soccer fiend as soon as he drew his first set of water wings from the Midshipmen ' s Store. As for lacrosse, he acquired very early that elusively simple " twist of the wrist " which has so long baffled many of us. Ask him about the apple he threw through the closed window. And so it goes on — a kaleidoscope of scenes with more action than a hat full of frogs. Good luck, Ed ; you ' ve been a prince among fellows. Rifle: Class (i) Expert Rifleman (3). - m r J ' r r r r r r r r i V. S. S. TRIPPE— After Lieutenant John Trippe, who was one of " Preble ' s Schoolboys " in the Tripolitan War. He received the thanks of Congress and a sword for his distinguished services in engagements at Tripoli. (Destroyer No. 33) TTTT Lacrosse: Class (4, 3, 2. 1} Class Cap- tain (3) Class Numerals (4): Soccer: Class (3) Class Numerals (3); Log: News Staff (3. 2. 1); Gymkhana: Cast (2); Mistical Clubs: Head Usher (2. 1): Chess Club: Secretary-Treasurer (2. 1). r f r ' I ' M f I ' f I ' I ' I ' f I T ' p r ' ' " T L!_ r xLJLi, r r L ' r j_ i ll ' _ijj i ' r i, 1779, Sept. 23. U.S. I ' S. Bonhomme Rich- ard, Paul Jones, captured British frigate Serapis off England 1=X ■ Sceo-cir Hea-vilift W T Marion, Indiana " Sig " " Hcal ' e-a-Une " O characterize Sig in a few words would not be possible ; in many words, impracticable. He bears the splendid heritage of an artist ' s mind, and the happy gift of trapping dreams with his pen. His Plebe year brought many editorials to the Log and uncounted after-dinner speeches to the First Classmen. An injury received on the lacrosse field caused a long stay in the hospital, and the following year sick leave and a turn-back. Once more he tried athletics, but another accident nearly cost him another year. His contributions to the Log, both in editorial and in humorous w riting, placed him on the Board as Literary Editor that year — an unprecedented achievement. Shortly afterward he was elected editor-in-chief of the Lucky Bag. Last year he became President of the Trident Society, to whose magazine he had been consistently contributing. He has been the ready counselor and valued friend of every Academy organization. An unique position and an unusual man. A dream- er of things impossible with an irresistible enthusiasm which makes them possible. One of a hundred moods and a quick nervousness that tosses them from earnest sincerity to delightful foolishness. A classmate in every sense of the word — Sig Heavilin. M Harold ' J elvin " Briggs Shelbvville, Michigan " Hank " A MOVIE " fade-out, " showing Hank in his early teens would reveal him as a favored son of a little Michigan village. We would now see him as the star pitcher of the high school baseball team; now as the town radio expert; now as a dashing, though rural, cavalier; and again as the youthful edition of Barney Oldfield in one of those rattling good cars Michigan is famous for. Late in our Plebe Summer Harold came to us, and promptly proved that a tardy beginning but ac- centuates succeeding efforts. Academic life seemed to instantly agree with him. He became acclimated quickly, and began to attain a creditable strength and size. Mathematics, and her sister evils, bowed before him — delayed him no moment. Flashes of good humor and fine wit appeared, and a constant good fellowship and trustworthiness proved to be a permanent attribute of the Wolverine. Youngster Cruise proved that in spite of a cer- tain silentncss and reticence Hank was at home with the ladies. And there are tales of his pil- grimages back home and to Washington that are beyond the scope of this work. Steady, reliable, earnest Hank. We hope the seas he cruises over may ever be as calm and cer- tain, and that his is good speed to the Port of Suc- cess we predict he will reach. , ' I Lacrosse: Class (5); Soccer: Class (5, 4); BoxUiq: Class (5); Lo : Edi- torial Staff (5. 4, 1) Literary Editor (3)_ Feature Editor (2); Lucky Bap: Editor-in-Chief; Trident: Society (4) Mafiazinc Staff (3) Literary Editor (2) President (1); Gymk- hana: Cast (5, 4, 3) I ry w U. S. S. WALKE— After iTear Admiral Henry Walke. During the Mississippi River campaigns of the Civil War he commanded the Carondelet and distin- guished himself in a number of battles. He subsequently received the thanks of Congress. (Destroyer No. 34) Football: Class (1): Baseball: Class (3, 1); Log: Athletic Staff (J): Lucky Bag Staff; Gymkhana: Construction Gang (3 2): Construction Manager (1). rj-T ■ • TT ITT TTTTTTT T MTT V- little fellow, but when it comes to handling a big job we notice that he always puts it over. The honors which he has attained are placed to his credit not only because of his natural talents along these lines, but because he was willing and has spent many a study hour, many a recreation hour, and incidentally not a few Wednesday afternoons and week-ends to see a job through to a successful com- pletion. Pat can find only one fault with the Academy, and he puts it this way, " When I get to be Superintendent of this Academy there is going to be twelve o ' clock taps, so the Midshipmen can have more time in which to do things. " ' ' Pat found time, however, during the winter months, to support ' 27 on the wrestling mat, and Youngster year was runner-up in his weight for Academy championship. If you can conceive of a Southern gentleman, a fighting Irishman, and a business man with a very likable personality all rolled together in one parcel, then you know Pat, and whether you can conceive of this or not, to meet him once is to prove the truth of our assertion. Pat has been a pleasant companion and we know he will go to the fleet with the same go-getting at- titude he has had here. May we be shipmates again, old man! ■■ 1 SURE, I come from California — greatest state in the country. Ever been there? Two years ! ! Now when you have lived there as long as I have — . " And so on ad infinitum. You must give him credit for being loyal, but never having lived anywhere else has biased him. Now when it comes to fenitnes he ' s in his element. Been a consistent dragger ever since Plebe year. But no variety for him — he is loyal to the One and Only. He hasn ' t missed a hop in years — they wouldn ' t be complete without him. Dope has it that he managed to attend a Second Class Hop when he was only a Youngster and got away with it. He has a positive genius for getting away with things. Rates weren ' t made for him — if they were no one told him about it. Whenever the Ac Department has let him alone long enough he has devoted himself to a variety of activities. Every year he has added his bit, with his potent clarinet, to the glory of the orchestra. For three years, by his earnest work, he made a strong bid for tennis manager. He also graced a variety of company and class sports, including water polo, football and crew. But just when he is going good the Academics throw him for a loss, and he becomes interested in extra instruction exclusively. Our good wishes for his future success go with him into the Fleet. ■ Tennis: Class (4. 3, 2. 1) Class Nu- merals (4, 2, 1): Fencing: Manaqer (1) Block N (1); Wrcstlinu: Squad ( 1) Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Log: Advertising Staff (3, 2 ) Advertising Manager (1); Reef Points (2, 1): Reception Committee (3, 2) i A Chairman (1); Hop Cent. (1) a Avr ' U. S. S. AMMEN— After Rear Admiral Daniel Ammen. During the Civil War he performed conspicuous blockading service as executive officer of the Roanoke, and later as commanding officer of the Seneca. (Destroyer No. 35) Tennis: Manaticr (4, 3, 2); Szviniming : Squad (1); Water Polo: Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (3); Gymkhana: Band (4. 3, 2, 1); Assistant Musical Direc- tor (1); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1) rv A g ' f r r f r ' f r r r r ' f f r r 1781, Sept. 7. Rob- ert Morris appoint- ed agent of marine. Corresponds to our Secretary of the Navy X= ( .. . George Gordon t yKCead Flushing, Long Island, New York " George " " Gauss " GEORGE is not a super-man, as he will admit, but is a real he-man in every sense of the word. True, a disparity does exist in his age, for he is young, very young, having entered the Acad- emy from Bryant High School at the age of sixteen. He denies being modeled after Adonis, but once ad- mitted that his features were sought after by a collar company for their advertisements. He is by nature care-free and pleasure-bent, but once he becomes interested in a job he tackles it with thoroughness and rapidity. Likewise, when George becomes interested in a study he is a scholar of the first water, but his main difficulty has always been to become interested. His strong points in athletics are basketball and golf; also waterpolo and baseball, and if it were not for that elusive two-five he would become one of Navy ' s star forwards. However, his natural aptitude for all sports is one of his most striking characteristics. His work on the Log ' s Athletic Stafif has featured his non-athletic hours. Socially he is a compounded snake. George is of the type that immediately impresses one with his affability, his apparent sophistication, and his ability to acclimate himself to all conditions. Such a character has secured for him a wide circle of friends whose parting wish is for all kinds of suc- cess in his graduate life. :? W (jill :JhCac ' Do?iald Richard S07i South Orange, New Jersey " Gillie " " Mac " HAILING from the swamps of " New Joisey, " Gillie came to us well vers ed upon the topics of mosquitoes and cranberries. However, he soon became accustomed to naval life, and spent many a good hour of Plebe summer playing " man over- board " in half-raters out on the bay. Though not exactly a ladies ' man, Mac has an overwhelming desire to be one, and, poor trusting soul that he is, has dragged blind on more than one occasion, only to have come out winner every time. But the inevitable is bound to happen, and some day he ' ll get one that ought to be walking on all fours. Everyone who knows him is impressed by his sincerity. He is in everything that he undertakes heart and soul, and never lets up for a moment. Why, Plebe and Youngster years he used to go over to the track to take his daily workout just be- fore going on Easter Leave. But it ' s that persist- ency that makes the good runner, and we are sure that he has fully overcome the handicap of not having been born and bred in Finland. The swim- ming teams have also felt his efficiency hel e as a manager. He ran that organization like a queen bee runs a hive. No lost motion or friction was in evidence. We feel sure he will keep up as he has started, and wish him all success. Swimmimj: Class (4); Basketball: Squad (2, 1) Class Numerals (2); Water Polo: Squaii (-V Class (4) Class Numerals (4) ; Log: Athletic Staff ( " . , 2). r " r TJ. S. S. PATTERSON— After Commo- dore Daniel Todd Patterson. He served in the Trlpolltan War and was a prisoner of war for three years after his capture on the Philadelphia. In later years he commanded the Medi- terranean Fleet. (Destroyer No. 36) m |irHTtTTTTTTTTt " TTHH Track: Squad (S, 2, 1) Naz ' v Nwnerals (4, 2} Cross CouHtrv Squad (3. 2, 1) Flebe Team: Swimming: Manaqer (1) Block N (1) Class (4. 1) Class Numerals (4); Luckv Baq: Circulation Staff; Glee Club (S); Masqucraders (2). 131 YES, Jack learned how to hoist the colors, salute, and fire the gun ; but that was only a small part of the day ' s work Plebe year, for he also had to " change the name of Arkansas. " This smiling youth is a fine example of what the Navy can do for you, or to you. Arkie came to us the most bashful little desert flower that ever grew. But now, after four years of education, official and other- wise, he could hardly be anything but the regular fellow he is, wise to the ways of the world, and a man among men. Jack has the biggest heart we have ever come across. What ' s his is ours, and what ' s ours we can keep. " Stand your watch for you? Sure, old man, with pleasure. " During Second Class year he sud- denly appeared in a new role, and was frequently thereafter seen promenading about the Annorv on Saturday ' evenings. Plebe year was a long, hard trial for him, for the Acs were a big obstacle. The end of the year found him panting, but still with us. Ever after that he managed to keep several good jumps ahead of the game. Arkie has been a great classmate and shipmate, and lucky will be they who ship with him. His clean habits, generous nature, and likeable personal- ity have endeared him to us, and made him a friend not soon forgotten. Best o ' luck, Arkie, old man. H ' EAR that racket? That ' s Pep ' s laugh, the most famous one in the Navy. His sense of humor is irrepressible, and sometimes his wise-cracks hit pretty hard. But no harm is ever meant, for he hits himself as hard as anyone else. Now, Pep is the one man we have never been able to fathom. He will always do the thing you least expect, and his closest friends can never tell what he will do next. His tastes are most extraordinary, and he laughs hardest when others are griping. He likes to sleep without blankets, and he never misses his daily dozen and cold shower at reveille. He ' s a glutton for punishment, but his eccentricities never hurt anyone else, and he is as likeable as he is un- usual. Pep is the man of super-endurance. Plebe sum- mer we feared he would burn himself up, but he is still going as strong as ever. He can ' t seem to go up a ladder without running, he delights in a cross-country run before reveille, and daily in the gym he takes a workout that would kill two ordi- nary men. Mr. Cahd has gained much of his fame from his down-east Yankee accent. He ' ll tell you how he drove " a cab hahf way from Bahston to Bah Hahbor. " But this failing is greatly offset by his ability in French and Spanish. Just ask the gang that went to Paris with him Youngster cruise. Chess Club (2, 1). - 5 Li-rLi ' Lj mti ii_r f r i m " TJ. S. S. FANNING— After Lieutenant Nathaniel Fanning, who boarded the Serapis during her engagement with the Bonhomme Richard, 1779. John Paul Jones paid him this tribute: " He was one cause among the prominent in obtaining the victory. " (Destroyer No. 37) liUl T , l TTT TT-T-. T .T T T Football: B Squad (4) Class Numerals (•f); Track: Squad (5, 2} Cross Couu- trv Squad {4, }, 2, 1) Nav Numerals (4) Class Numerals (3, 2) Plebe Team; Swimminii: Class (4) Class Numerals (4): Boxiiip: Squad (4. 3, 2. 1) Nav ' . ' u»icrals (2) Class Nu- merals (4. S): Loq: Staff (4). j ■TI " J 132 I jjL ' j p ' f f r f f r r f f r y ' J Lal ;c I ' t ' XLj ' y f ! ■ r , ' _fj_L ' -j ' j r ' i J 1782. April 8. Penn- sylvania sloop Hy- dcr Ally captured British sloop Gen- eral Monk. Bril liant action Harry James Ward Superior. Nebraska " Harry " T sterling son of the soil to the Naval Academy. The call ot romance and the glitter of a naval career proved too much for our lanky shipmate. Formerly, Harry doted upon all things connected with farming. Now, he is one of us. Studies hold him enthralled and his nose is be- coming quite worn from continual contact with the Academics. Harry is a quiet, unobtrusive sort; shy with the women, exceedingly talkative (mentally) and a repository for a medley of uninteresting facts. Such a combination has worked havoc with him. He has become a model for regulations, and gripes whenever the pap sheet carries his name. During ' oungster Cruise, Harry fell into a hop and didn ' t come out of it until the end of the following Academic year. It was on this cruise that one heard Harry at his best. " Oh! I ' m so tired, " and, " Just my luck, the mid-watch, " were some of his choice iitterings. During an Academic year Hany turns over a new leaf. The tired feeling is gone. Hope and a love of books dealing with machinery take its place. Day in and day out he is bent over his desk trying to figure out why a machine runs this way or why the formula was proved that way. Harry is a good shipmate and those who come in contact with him will learn of his many good qualities and appreciate him as we do. H Othel Laivrence Jar ret t Charleston ' , West Virgixia " Skibo " " Ragged Ears " ERE is a very conscientious young man. Wit- ness his hard studying in high school and night school in Charleston, in spite of the fact that he had to work during the days. When an oppor- tunity came to enter the Naval Academy, who would be quicker to grasp it than he? Since Othel has been among us he has not lost his conscientiousness. He has worked hard, and al- though he has not obtained a star, he has kept a comfortable margin in his marks for four years. What he has learned he knows, and we daresay in the years to come much of that knowledge will be put to use by him when most of us have forgotten there ever were such things. Because of this all-work-and-no-play attitude, Othel was a little hard to understand at first, and was the subject of many a harmless, though for him exasperating, joke. However, those of us who pene- trated this exterior found a sterling character under- neath, and promptly became his friends for life. Now he has absorbed some of the fun from our lives around him, and he enjoys a joke as much as the next one. Skibo is not exactly a ladies ' man, but he has had many a bit of sweet femininity down for the hops. The future can hold naught but success for our Skibo. We wish him all the success he deserves, and that is saying a great deal. Creiii: Squad (4, S, 2, 1) Class Numerals (3, 2). w r r- r MT ' ttTTtTTTtltTTI T T T T T " T U.S. S. JARVIS— After Midshipman James C. Jarvis, age 13 years, who was killed during the Constellation- Vengeance engagement, 1800. He re- fused to leave his station aloft, al- though the mast was about to give way, and went over the side with the falling rigging. (Destroyer No. 38) Tmt rTT-TT-TT-rrT rr 8 -TT-m tt-ttti i f in ■ " r—ff Glee Club (2). TTTTTl TtfTTTTT ITTTT T t T TTTT IT _-A«lliL, M 133 r r r r r r r r ' r ' ■ ■ r r ji: : i ! ■ fi n f i n !■ 11 fi |i II |i f n p Jimmie Rupert Simpson Mountain View, California Jimmie risk tSosco THERE ' S no mistaking who it is; it ' s the blonde brute from California, with the fishy countenance, that Occidental walk, and the stub thumb. Yes, if Gray were living now, he would write another Elegy, for potentially Fish should be quite an athlete, but just as the finest gems are under the sea, so are our best men covered under the lesser side of the two-five. We don ' t know what he excels at because the sub-squad gets him whenever he is sat. Jimmie comes from the Palo Alto Union High School, back in the " Land of Sunshine, " where the Ch inese stand mid-watches in the city and the prune raisers stand them on the farms. Evidently the sun must have kissed Jimmie too hard, though, for whenever its rays start playing on his pink skin he is overcome by a morbid and uncontrollable desire to sleep. He holds all caulking records and the rumor is that he sunburned his eyeballs on Young- ster cruise from sleeping with his eyes open. Not content with these honors, he came back and walked extra duty for some time next Spring because he slept through Chapel. Jimmie has the attributes which enable him to make and hold friends. He is never intentionally offensive to anyone, is always good-humored, and is invariably invited by his friends for another visit. ■ ■ ienve?iido oho zAlba Banga, Capiz, Philippine Islands " Albino " " Bino " ALBINO was born in our far east colony, the Philippines. After finishing high school in his province, Bino enrolled in a sugar technology course in the College of Agriculture, Philippine University. Three months of the humdrum life of a provincial collegian sufficed to stir up the wanderlust in his fiery veins. Albino had heard of snow and he was resolved to see some. He began a promising academic career as a Span- ish savant, a reputation which he maintained for some time. In those days Bino ' s cry was, " Fruit! I knew the formula. " And drags? Just ask any one about the intriguing Russian Countess, or any of the others who have always been at his call. Alba is highly temperamental; he displays such joyous naivete, and his fits of despondency are abysmal. But his saving grace is that in disclosing his troubles, his acquired American slang and sea- going vocabulary create a laugh when it is most needed. And n ow he is leaving us, to go back to the Islands he knows and loves so well. We wonder if Alba will recall his years of studious toil when he is back in his home, seated under the palms, en- tranced by the enchanting strains of " La Paloma, " softly picked by his favorite novia on her Spanish guitar. . TUl Track : Clnss (2) : Gvf fiasium: Class (2) Class Numerals (2). U. S. S, HENLEY— After Captain Rob- ert Henley, who in 1812 commanded boat attacks from the Constella- tion upon the British frigates in Hampton Roads. At the Battle of Lake Champlaln he led the Ameri- can line as master-commandant of the Eagle. (Destroyer No. 39) S ■ f f f r f» f f f f I ' ji r r m 1783, Sept. 3. In the Revolution the British lost 800 warships. The United States lost 202 warships 1 " ho 111 as QliLi?idler Qreen SlOU.X ClTV, lOW. ' V " Tom " " Paris " TOM decided while yet in the grades that he wanted to wear the uniform and be a gentle- man. The scholar part never did worry him. He elected his schools to that end — to pass the entrance exams. From one inland school to another he went in the endeavor to obtain the necessary primary edu- cation. None of the schools seemed to give him what he wanted, but apparently St. Mary ' s was the favored one. He went there three different times with an interspersion of such schools as Creighton University, Siou.x City High School, Army-Navy Prep, Morningside College, and Hall ' s War Col- lege. Tom came to the Naval Academy a tall, lean fellow with a desire to get along as well as possible and with as little effort as possible. He has suc- ceeded, and his equanimity has not been shaken. He is loved by everyone for his good nature, his Irish wit, and his unselfishness. A slow, easy-going nature, a friendly grin, a true sport — this is Tom. A lazy student, an unambitious scholar, an athletic liability (as witness his charter membership on the sub- and weak-squads) — this is also Tom. He is the kindly, gentle type that children, dogs and horses instinctively trust. As one who makes and keeps true friends he has no peer. Let this be his eulogy: " He was our friend — faithful and just to us. " A Mitchell T udley Matthews Maysville, Kentucky " Mitch " " Mat " DURING his four years in high school Mitch ran everything in Maysville. In fact, it is suspected that the only reason Maysville has been able to carry on without him is that he provided for his departure as he provides for every other con- tingency. Since coming to the Academy he has de- voted his energies to the Juice Gang, the Lucky Bag, to discovering why everything he sees is as it is, and to reconciling himself to red tape. Sunny, roguish, spankable at times, and thor- oughly likeable all the time, he is an excellent com- panion. All fun goes by the board, however, when he encounters a bit of blundering, slipshod execution of anything at all. A passion for efficiency makes it imperative that he fix things immediately. And he can fix them. A situation has never arisen that he has not been able to control. It may be in search of such a situation, a desire to test his powers, that he invites at least three girls to every hop. Those that know Mitch, however, suspect that he is merely taking the most effective means of discharging his obligations, which, of course, are numerous. This is Mitch as is. Our prophecy is that he will be among the first of ' 27 to wear aiglettes. In such a position, with a good big part of the Navy to work with, he should live happily ever after. Gymkhana: Cast (4); Lucky Bag: Cir- culation Staff. - 5 r- r r r r r- r f r- V. S. S. BEALE— After Lieutenant Ed- ward Fitzgerald Beale, who during the war with Mexico, distinguished him- self by carrying dispatches through the enemy lines. He was presented with a sword by his fellow officers for his gallant services. (Destroyer No. 40) Gymkhana: Cast (4. 3, 2, 1) ; Juke Gang (4, 3. 2. 1) Masked N (4. 3. 2, 1) ; Lucky Bag: Associate Circulation Manager. 2i r !■ f r- r f r ' f f r ' r ' r r ' l g |i |. | |i f f. fi r ' r ' f f r !■ r i ' BOB was born in South Bend ; went to grade school in Washington, D. C, and to high school at Shortridge, Indianapolis. While at Short- ridge he was an editor of the daily paper and prom- inent as a debater in his high school Senate. The academics held no stumbling blocks for Bob. He u-as well-rounded in all subjects, but English war, his specialty. He had a line that would cause even a fcmine to pipe down for a while and listen w ith wonderment; and say, when he got started in English, the rest of the boys just naturally had to sit up and take notice. Bob worked hard at wrestling two years but broke his ankle early ' ' oungster year. Every after- noon he could be seen making his three mile jaunt around the hospital, and on the cruises, he and work were hand in hand. He lost a week of September leave for being A. O. L. in Frisco ; but, like Grape- nuts, there ' s a reason. Bob is very persevering and determined, he can always fill one board with nothing whatsoever, and if he knows his subject three boards can ' t hold him. He made a valiant effort to keep from going over the top in demerits Second Class year, but a rip in his collar band betrayed him to that certain party just around the corner. S ty}(Celvyn Harvey McQoy Indi.anapolis, Indiana " Czar " " Mac " MAC was born in Indianai olis on a New Year ' s Day. He attended both grade and high schools there, and graduated from Technical High after but three years, the second honor man in his class. Mac was early placed on the sub-squad, but after starving and drowning for two years, he finally emerged, " a sea-going submarine. " In the academ- ics it was sketching that brought him many hours of agony, but in even this weakest link he made a creditable showing. But it was as- Czar of Math that he shone. Woe it was to any man who challenged his ability as a chalk-fighter. But he gave unsparingly of his evening study hours that the less mathematically in- clined of our class might not leave us. By nature shy of feminine companionship, he de- voted his spare time to tennis and bowling, and is skilled in both. In these sports he trusted to keep his body well, and succeeded in building a well- rounded man. He has handled the problems of these four years with ease, and has played the game square with all men. He has made more than the average number of friends and bids fair to be an asset to the Service. Track: Class Cross Cotmtry (2, 1) Class Nttmcrals (U Plehr Squad; ll ' rcsttiiKj : Squad (4, 2. I). r r- r- r- r r U. S. S. JOUETT— After Rear Admiral James E. Jouett. He was severely wounded while commandine; a board- ing party in the Santee-Royal Yacht action, 1861. Later he received an ad- vancement of 30 numbers for heroic I conduct during the Battle of Mobile i Bay. (Destroyer No. 41) " Zli T I i4 _T_T_y_ t Track : Class Cross Country (I) Class Khimcrals (1); Tenuis: Squad (S. 2) Navy Numerals (4) Plcbc Team; Bozvl- imi : Squad (2, 1 ) Class Numerals (S) Nai-y Numerals (2); Star (4. S. 1). r TTTTTITTttTrTTtTTtTTITTTrt ' 136 ij " f f f r r fL JLV-FiLUL ' -t ' j c Leon Joseph arbot Charleston-, South Carolina " Bolio " " JJ un-Lung " LEON came to the Naval Acadein - with the life of ail exceptional American boy behind him. Through four years of high school he led the rest, academically and athletically, and continued this through two years at the College of Charleston. He possesses several medals for amateur swimming, which he took in the rivers around his home. At college he took letters in football, basketball, base- ball, books, and in the regard of all who knew him. But Bobo sacrificed his athletic tendencies day after day, throughout Plebe and Youngster years, to gi e extra instruction to less fortunate classmates, earning for himself more valuable attributes than letters. However, in spare moments, he earned his honors in (lym and Water Polo. He is the eternal good Samaritan, whether it be in book work, as an extra hand in the game, or in dragging her room- mate, ' ho simply must come down at the last minute. He has the priceless faculty of making friends in the fullest sense of the word. His part in this circus has been that of making things more pleasant for all those who came in contact with him, and it is our bet that when the Fleet claims him for its own, another ship will become a home. It ' s in the air about him, and to it we can but add an aura of the best wishes — these from those who know him. AFTER making a name for himself in football and captaining basketball in Spartanburg High, Rebel came to us to continue his work on the athletic field. He started off Plebe year with a bang, and has kept it up ever since. Each afternoon found him engaged in a sport of one kind or an- other, though football is his favorite. Even his Sundays he spent paddling a canoe. From outward appearances, Rebel seems to be a Red Mike, but at heart he has great love for the fairer sex, and takes in his share of the hops. How- ever, he is a one-girl man, and he is true to her. After each class, he would be seen rushing to his room for mail. H the table were blank, he was blanker still, and we could easily tell how he fared without the asking. Ask him some day how every- thing is, and he ' ll say, " She ' s fine, thanks. " Liles, like all true Southerners, has the inherent trait of laziness. Though getting along well in Academics, he believed in plenty of sleep, and could be found turned in an hour before taps almost every evening. Even with this trait, Liles is an excellent fellow, who never hesitates to come to the aid of a classmate. Those who have known Shaggy will never forget his pleasing smile, happy greeting, good disposition, and above all, his true friendship. G »inasiuin : Squad (1) Navv h ' umcrals (4) Plebe Team: Water Polo: Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (2): Handball: Class ? 1): Cass Xumerals (1): Gymkhana: Cast (4, 3, 2, 1). i p r p p v T r r U.S.S. JENKINS— After Rear Admiral Thornton A. Jenkins. He commanded the Oneida in the Civil War Blockade and was later injured while on convoy duty. He also commanded divisions at Port Hudson and the Battle of Manila Bay. (Destroyer No. 42) Football: B Squad (3. 2) Navy Nu- merals (4) Plebe Team: Baseball: Class Numerals (4) Pltbe Team: Box- inp: Class (2): Basketball: Squad (3) Nazy Numerals (4) Plebe Team. ■ i r f r ' f r ' m f i- m r f r f n ! 1789, Aug. 7. Estab- lishment of naval activities under the supervision of the TJ. S. Department of War ft rn n r f. f r ' f f r i ' r Robert iA?-thur Hmners Pekin, Illinois " Pop " " Bob " SPRING fever was fatal to Bob, for in June, 1923, he decided to enter the Naval Academy. Though late in his decision, he received an appoint- ment and easily furnished the scholastic credits required. His scholarly tendencies were first recog- nized when he was a student at Pekin High School and as a freshman at the U niversity of Illinois. At the Academy Bob found a different world before him. The Academy plan is to produce offi- cers who are proficient in leadership, athletics, and sports, as well as good navigators and disciplina- rians. Bob realized this and became a representa- tive of the First Company in inter-company tennis. When a small-bore rifle team was installed at the Academy he became a charter member, and his work there started him off as a candidate for the outdoor rifle team. Bob ' s other activities brought him the honors you may see below. His avocation is listening to good music, tooting his sax, or playing bridge. On hop nights he could usually be found in a bridge tournament. Because of his interest in music and pipe organs he has never missed an organ recital at the chapel. Bob is graduating a star man, and has starred in the hearts of his classmates. He will always be remembered, and we hope to ship with him again. T)elhert Jred Williamson Sterling, Colorado " Bill " CLIMBING mountains out in Colorado is not the kind of a life that would develop a weak- ling. Bill must have spent most of his spare time as a kid at just that sort of thing, and it has cer- tainly brought results. A year at Hastings College in Nebraska was enough to give him a good start at university athletics, so it was only natural when he came to the Academy that he should be made a life member of the training table. Football all fall, boxing all winter, and lacrosse all spring was his annual program, and as an encore he devoted quite a little time to the sub-squad. One must not suppose, however, that it is a case of all brawn and no brains. He is not at all un- acquainted with the cut-throat atmosphere of the first sections. It was no doubt a great relief to the managers to have an athlete who would never worry them by going unsat in academics, but unfortunate- ly there must have been a scarcity of swimming holes in his part of Colorado. He is extremely easy to get along with because he rarely gets angry. And when he does, no one has ever known him to use language that would not pass the strictest censorship, which is a restraint which can be especially appreciated by anyone in the Navy. Strong, good-natured, and frank — he is a true representative of his vigorous West. Rifle: Squad (2) Small Bore Squad (2) Expert Rifleman (2) Class Numerals (2); Log: News Staff (2) News Editor (1); Lucky Bag: Biography Editor; Gymkhana: Cast (3); Star (4, 3, 2, 1). - r- f r- f r r r- L r r " ir. S. S. CASSIN— After Captain Ste- phen Cassin, who served with dis- tinction against Tripoli. Later he commanded the Ticonderoga in the Battle of Lake Champlain, repulsing the attempts of four British gunboats to board. (Destroyer No. 43) Football: A Squad (3, 2. 1) Block N (2, 1} Navy Numerals (4); Lacrosse: Squad (3, 2, 1) N Star (3, 2) Captain (1) Navy Numerals (4); Boxing: Squad (3, 2) Nazy Numerals (2) Class Numerals (4, 3), FT " r " T " r r f f r n f i ' frnnt 1793. Washington recommend- ed building of six frigates to repress Algerlne pirate depredations ' I ' f t ' r M t ' f M f I ' f ' I ' i- ' -r-r ( harles Leroy ( y elson Richmond, Virginia " Cliarlie " AFTER being graduated from the John Mar- shall High School, Charlie attended the Uni- versity of Richmond for a year. He soon decided that he would rather be seagoing than collegiate, so he headed for Annapolis, and was evidently satis- fied with the change. It was a happy change, for Charlie seemed to have been born " regulation. " Consequently, his yearly demerit total looked more like the daily average of some of his classmates. His academic marks usually trailed his executive mark by a con- siderable margin, as he sometimes required the inspiration of a few monthly trees before he would begin to take a subject very seriously, but when he did, he soon had everything going smoothly again. In the way of activities, Charlie specialized in the non-athletic variety. His work on the Recep- tion Committee claimed most of his week ends, and hence it left him little time to drag. That was no cause for worry, however, as it would take a cruise box to hold the letters he received, and strangely enough, nearly all were written in the same feminine hand. Charlie was a Southern Gentleman to begin with. The Academy made him an officer. Thus the final result was the age-old Service ideal — an officer and a gentleman. o ? Harry Ray Homey Sherid.an, Wyoming " Oscar " " Greek " SCAR was born ui a little Missouri town, but hating to have that against him, he soon left for territory farther west. He evidently had a breakdown en route, because he stopped in Wy- oming. Going to Sheridan High School, Greek ab- sorbed a little knowledge, but finding this lacking in excitement, he left to see what the world had in store for him. It wasn ' t long before he tired of herding sheep and shooting rattlesnakes, so he joined the Navy m order that he might see the world. Coming to the Academy through the Navy, he had the jump on us Plebe summer. Is Oscar a sheik, an athlete, or a student? Take a good look at that picture and draw your own conclusions to the first one. Ath- letically, Greek is one of those four-letter men: football, boxing, track and lacrosse. His best ef- forts were put forth in boxing, and he col- lected his block N in this sport second-class year. Studious? He doesn ' t wear a star, but as far as the Ac Department is concerned, Greek has had no trouble. Horney is a great lover of the outdoors. " Each September he returns to his native haunts and em- barks upon hunting and fishing trips. Is he suc- cessful? Listen to this: " Hey, Bosco, them ' s real fish, I caught them myself. " Take a peek in his memory book and you ' ll see the rest. Lucky Bag: Biography Staff: Trident: Office Manager (2) Circulation Man- ager (1): Reception Committee (2, 1), ■ S t: U. S. S. CUMMINGS— After Lieuten- ant-Commander Andrew Boyd Cum- mings, whose service in the Civil War was outstanding for bravery and thoughtlessness of self. His gallantry during the passage of Port Hudson brought wounds which caused his death. (Destroyer No. 44) Football: B Squad (2) Navy Numerals (2); Track: Squad (S) Class (2) Class Numerals (4, 2); Lacrosse: Class (4); Boxing: Squad (3. 2, 1) Block N (2, 1) Navy Numerals (3) Plebe Team. r T ' r ' f r t ' t r r f f r r r 1794, March 27. Congress passed an act to build four frigates, to which famous group be- longed the Consti- tution f ' ' ' " ' ' " f f r ' !■ I ' i i I ' M T ( laytoji Rodes ' Dudley Haxxibal. Missouri ■ ' Uncle ' " Dud " DUD came to us as a product of Hannibal High School and Columbia Prep, where he under- went his initial treatment in the process of life. Undoubtedly, they treated him kindly, for he came smiling, and has been smiling ever since. He is blessed with an active mind and a keen sense of the humorous — a combination that brought him to the top step with the least of worries. Abounding in good fellowship, generous, and a lover of amusement, his company is desired by all. The particular sphere in which he reigns supreme is at the regular " yarn sessions. " His creative imagination can produce some of the most hair- raising experiences that we ever expect to hear of, but unfortunately, although we can ' t all be from Missouri, we have to be shown a few things now and then. His few troubles come from an altogether dif- ferent direction, for he holds down a berth on the weak squad with selfish covetousness. He says, " By gosh, I only jumped an inch over the B test, but at least I have a divine figure, and that ' s what gets ' em. " We are inclined to believe this is unfair of him, for he refuses to follow in the wake of a Romeo. We hope to spend many more happy days in com- pany with him, and hope he will always remain the same Dud as we know him. ' Thomas Joseph Jly iu New York City, N. Y. " Shrimp " " Irish " " Speck " YOU need only a glimpse at his face to know that he is a son of old Erin, but, in common with thousands of his kind, he claims that he is a native of New York City and he is inordinately proud of his huge home town. Like all good Irishmen, he is a Catholic and a Democrat, and he dearly loves the exhilarating influence of a lively roughhouse. Before he cast his lot with us he absorbed a bit of preliminary education and much baseball lore at Manhattan Prep, and, when not in school, he pursued the wily dollar down the devious paths of commerce. His sojourn with us would have been quite un- eventful had it not been for his propensity for play- ing practical jokes, because he is one of those for- tunate few who are endowed by Nature with an excellent mind and a robust constitution. So far as we know, nothing has ever succeeded in causing him a moment ' s worry, and, with his ready wit and his happy-go-lucky philosoph y, we doubt very much if anything ever does. His besetting sin is procrastination, but beneath his freckled exterior there is a true and loyal heart and his cynical attitude is only a mask with which he tries to hide his generous and whole-souled nature. He is a splendid comrade and pal and we predict that he will always have his full quota of friends. f== f. r n ,1 pf f r ' !■ rjp_LLf i » " » ' ■■ " " f f r ' f ■ w w n ■ ' g » y ¥■ i " 1794. June 28. Cap- tains, naval con- structors, and Navy agents appointed fo- each of the new frigates T; MoxTiciri.i.o, .Arkaxsas " Pfit " " Dope " ' HIS winsome lad entered the Na al Academy on a sultry July afternoon of the year A. D. 1923. Pat, as he is called by both sexes, came through the Maryland Avenue gate with a suitcase in either hand and a bland expression on his rosy face. He had graduated from Monticello High School and later attended Marion Institute. From that day on his ready wit has brought him many friends, and brought many happy moments to those self-same friends, A winning smile, a captivating personality, and a general good nature, all mixed together with his drawl, " Look heah, now, " tend to make one of the most interesting, entertaining and likeable chaps ever. Pat made friends the day he entered the Naval Academy; he has made new friends every day since, and he will continue to do so because those who meet him like him, and Pat is always wherever the fun is. We do not know whether the Navy will be his life ' s occupation or not, but we hope that it will be, because we are selfish enough to want him with us out in the Fleet. On the morning of graduation, when the thought enters our minds that has entered the minds of so many Naval Academy graduates, " Today we launch, when shall we anchor? " we hope to find the answer for Pat in the Fleet many years later. Football : Class (3. 2 ) Class Numcrnls (3, 2); Crew: 150-Pottttd Squad (2, 1); Boxing: Class (4, 3. 2) Class ' umcrals (3) ; Gymkliaiia: Second Class Ilof- Committee : Class Show (2). i Willia)7i Stephen Harris Uniox Sprixgs, Alabama " BUI " " Alalmin " THE boy who put Union Springs on the map, and Alabama ' s own darling little rebel! After suffering through a year of prep school work Bill finally found his dreams realized. He has been with us since the first of plebe summer, and in the time he has been here he has proved himself one of the living reasons why graduation and the parting of the ways are not without some regret. It did not take long to guess the nature of this good-humored, easy-going son of sunny Ala- bama. He had it sticking out all over him from his friendly " Hy, Boy " to his take-your-time-and- don ' t-hurry-me manner. We wouldn ' t call Bill a member of the Radiator Club, but due to his warm nature he is inclined to hibernate at times during the colder months of the year and enjoy the peace which sleep only can bring. A close observer cannot but see that he is a pupil of the law of conservation of energy. Bill seldom drags, but when he does — well, we ' ll say he makes up for lost time, especially for the time he dragged blind from Baltimore, He isn ' t timid a bit, that is just his way, for he " is some hand at this game of real Southern courting. Bill says he is not going to stay in the Navy, but where there is life there is hope, and the Navy usually makes a way to keep her very best. r ' r ' r- r ' l U. S. S. DUNCAN— After Commander Silas Duncan. He carried a mes- sage in a gig across open water in the battle of Lake Champlain, received concentrated fire and was severely wounded, losing his right arm. He delivered his message. (Destroyer -Y No. 46) TT Football: Class (3, 2) ; Crczv: 150- Pouna ' Stiuad (2. 1) : Lacrosse: Class (4, 3) ; Gymkhana : Cast (2) Sccotid Class Hop Committee. ili-rr-r- - TTTTT TTr y l T T T T T T r x: I r r f f r- r f f f f ■ r r ' r ' ' : ? 1795, Oct. 28. A treaty of amity, commerce, and nav- igation concluded by Mr. Jay with Great Britain I ' ■ f f ' ■ f ■ I ' ' !■ I ' ■ Eugene Edward ' Davis Salt Lake City, Utah " Poochie " " Gene " EAST HIGH ' S Cadet Battalion stood straight and stiff in their khaki uniforms, under the eyes of the feminine half of the school. Suddenly, from the rear rank of Company came an adolescent falsetto, " Oh, pick me out, Henrietta! " Under their crust of Salt Lake ' s salinity the ears of the cadet captain, Poochie himself, turned a pale pink as he glared toward the spot whence a girlish giggle proclaimed that his Henrietta had heard. Thus began his suspicions of a woman ' s influence on a military man. But on hop nights, if the average be high enough, his inimitable stepping will cause the feinmes to rejoice and the draggers to curse all stags in general. Whenever Pooch can be persuaded to knock off playing someone else ' s saxophone, banjo, piano or traps better than the owner, or reminiscing over his nights in Paris, he diffidently goes over and out- shoots the rest of the rifle team. When the spirit moves he can track with the best, and also is a mean mermaid, but he claims training table chow doesn ' t agree with him. By joining the Hell-cats on the business end of a bugle he gets his big work- outs dodging shoes, phonograph records, etc. Despite his youth and his inability to inhale a skag (which makes him an ideal roommate) Gene has the makings of a successful officer, and we all hope to have him cast his lot as a shipmate of ours. W M Jack Sebastian Holtvuick, Jr. San Pedro California " Jack " " T ET ' S see, who ■ am I dragging ne.xt Saturday? " This question is asked as surely as the hop night draws near. That Jack is a Snake, therefore, must be admitted, here and now. One would naturally think that such as he would not be much of anything else, but as it happens the little rub comes here. Jack is something else. In fact he is quite versatile. Not only have his heavenly aspirations been realized and his star secured, but he has won the position of Treasurer of the Trident Society, and also of Feature Editor of this annual. When these things are not occupying his time. Jack may be found in the boxing ring, or perhaps in the swimming pool. In fact, his proudest achievement in athletics is that he has been a charter member of the sub-squad since his entree. We must admit that he is a wee bit light, as the term is used in the Navy. This fact is well illustrated if one should pick up the Log sometime and take note of his literary outbursts. He has to be toned down, or he would, in truth, make the publication float away. That he has been a good Samaritan to the dumb, an object of amusement to the bored, and a class- mate to all is registered in our fondest memories, and when we are scattered throughout the Fleet, it will always be a pleasure to meet him again. Rifle: Squad (2) Block N (2) Expert Rifleman (2) Class (4, SJ Class Nu- merals (4); Trident: Manaaine Staff (2) Business Manager (1); Gvinkbana: Cast (4): Orchestra (4): Bugle Corps (2): Class Show (2). r f r r tr r r r r r U. S. S. AYLWIN— After Lieutenant John Cushing Aylwin, who was highly commended by Captain Hull for skill in maneuvering the Constitution against the Guerriere. He died from wounds received in action against the Java. (Destroyer No. 47) Boxing: Squad (3, 2) Class (3) Class Numerals (2); Log: Editorial Staff (2)- Feature Editor (i)j Lucky Bag: Feature Editor: Trident: Magazine Staff (2) Advertising Manager (1 Treasurer (2. ij; Musical Clubs (2, 1); Star (4, 3, 2); Class Show Director (2). Robert ' Dexter Qonrad Orange, Massachusetts " Bob " " Connie " ALTHOUGH his home for the past two years has been in Mount Vernon, New York, Bob ' s speech betrays the fact that his earlier years were spent in the heart of New England. Then, too, that gift of condensing an oration into a phrase, the happy faculty of thoroughly concentrating on whatever task is at hand, and the well-ordered and tidy way in which he keeps his room and his every problem are further indications of his Yankee heart. But somewhere within him is the Latin, for he sings with a pen of great grace songs of a singu- lar beauty and there is the dreamer in him who is surely not born of the rugged Massachusetts. Connie entered the Academy after completing the courses offered by the public schools of Orange. He has starred for each of the four years with great ease, and has been the benefactor of many of his less apt classmates with his clear and simple expla- nations of the most difficult lessons. Not daunted by a slight physique and an utter lack of experience in athletics, Robert has risen to many important heights in non-athletic activities. He is an ideal executive by reason of his natural friendliness toward all his associates, his ability to see ahead of the immediate situation and his tireless energy and limitless capacity for work. He takes many fine qualities into the Fleet with him and the sincere affection and regard of all those who have known him here. I Elmer Qalvm ' Lowell Dayton, Ohio " Turk " TURK holds the distinction of being the nio t nearly spherical man that ever attempted to squeeze through a doorway ; and were it not for the lightening effect of his genial nature it is doubtful that he would be able to navigate the corridors and ladders of old Bancroft. No one has ever seen him worried ; he rolls with a ponderous and mag- nificent ease into and out of all the snares laid for him by the Watch Officers, the Academics, and the female of the species. The secret of this prog- ress would be priceless ; but it remains undiscovered. How it is possible to alternate between the limits of a two-three and a two-eight, be unsat in a different subject each month, and yet finally emerge with the required two-five, is a fathomless mystery. He came here after several brief and stormy ca- reers in mid-western schools, with an enviable string of athletic triumphs attached to his belt. However, though his prowess with the pigskin easily wins him a place on the squad, the lurking academic as quickly removes him from the train- ing table. Lack of study is obviously not the reason for this, as he nearly always enquires the lessons of his long-suffering roommate before going to class. The true reasons gaze down from their frames on his locker door. And therein lies his failing; for there is no tragedy greater for him than that of the empty table after the letters have been delivered. Log-. News Editor (3. 2) Literary Editor (i): Lucky Bag: Associate Editor; Trident: Member Society (3,2) Managing Editor (1); Christmas Card Committee (2, 1) ; Gvmkhana: Program Editor (1): Mandolin Club (4, 3): Star (4, 3, 2, 1). - IT. S. S. PARKER— After Rear Ad- miral Foxhall Alexander Parker. In the Civil War he cooperated with the Army ot the Potomac. He was com- missioned captain for his services. Later he became one of the founders of the Naval Institute. (Destroyer Vo. 48) rTTTfTTTTTI Football: B Squad (3. 2. 1) Navy Nu- merals (2, 1) Class Numerals (4) Plebe Team; Baseball: Plebe Team Class Numerals (4); Basketball : Class (3) Class Numerals (3) Gvmkhnna : Cast (2). PROVING that the desert country could not stunt the growth of everything, Harold came to us from the State of Nevada, which is out there in the open somewhere near that famed city of Reno. Despite the change from God ' s Country to the Navy, Rosie continued to scintillate as he had done in the University of Nevada, and he was soon actively engaged on the football and crew squads. Though his has not been the glory of the hero, yet he has given untiringly, unselfishly, that the Navy might be second to none. Nor has his versatility been confined to athletics. On Sundays, with the teamwork of the choir, he has spiralled back melodious notes behind the strong interference of the organ. And each year found him in the lineup of the Musical Clubs and the Gymkhana, helping to make that opening through which the halfback of success might break. It is needless to say that this big, shy, quiet friend has made friends, and there are always many of both sexes trying to pinch a rosy cheek. In the end, when the little red house of Life is passed, he will be still fighting, stroking, against the waters of Fate, as his shell passes on to victory. He?iry Howard ( cddzvell Sparks, Nevada " Hank " " (Jaldy " " Hrjuard " HOWARD spent most of his school days in California, but graduated from Sparks High School. And after a year at the University of Nevada, he came East to begin his life with us. Howard is quite a talented young man. He can drag down a forty in grease, get letters on Sunday afternoons, or come to formation without his shoes on and not get papped. Rut most important of all, he is a rare combination of athlete and student. He adorns the gridiron and diamond, has the old Navy fight, and puts out the ergs when he is in there. And besides this, he pulls down star grades. He has, however, a very unfortunate drawback. The dear fe nmes won ' t leave the poor boy alone, and keep sending him those sweet-scented missiles of intoxication. At times the epidemic became so serious that his roommate gave up the task of look- ing through the daily cluster for a lone reward, and was ready to sell all his stationery and stamps. It is hard to find a finer fellow than Howard. He is always ready to play a joke on someone or laugh with the rest if the joke is on him. We think a lot of him, and we know him as a true sport, an upright, good-natured chap, and a real pal. Football: A Squad (3. 2. 1) Navv Nu- merals (4, 3. 2, 1) PIcbc Team: Crew: bquad (3. 2. 1) Notv Numerals (4, 3. 2) PIcbe Creiv: Gvmkhaiia: Cast (2)- Glee Club (4, 3. 2, 1): Choir: (4, 3. 2. 1). : U. S. S. BENHAM— After Rear Ad- miral Ellicot Kennedy Benham, who was wounded in action against Chi- nese pirates. He also served in the Civil War and, later, prevented the interference of Brazilian rebels with neutral commerce. (Destroyer No. 49) Football : .- Squad (S, (3, 2, 1) Xiivy Numerals Sqiiad Plebc Nax y ' . 1} Block N (4): Baseball: (S. 2, i) Navy Numerals (4, 3, 2) Team: Basketball : Squad (2) Numerals (2) ; Class Supf ' er Committee ( 1) ; Naval Academy Christian Association Director (3): Star (4). {■ ) 144 ■ ' I ' H i» fi f f f f ? ' f 1798. ApHl 27. Con- g r e s s authorized purchase of 12 warships for pur- pose of waging war on the high seas V zArthur Stephen orn Racine, Wisconsin Art " " Ben Turp ' in " " Be IT was one day in July that Born of Navy became a part of the Service. After an interest- ing and spectacular period at St. John ' s Military Academy, his inclination toward the water carried him to the Naval Academy. Members of the crew squad at the Academy when he entered, for his looking cross-eyed on request, gave him the monicker of Ben Turpin, and nothing has been able to shake it from him. His work at prep school in football and crew stood him in good stead and it was but a step from Plebe squad to Navy squad for him in both these. A lay-off Youngster year from the water but served to make him better afterwards. His conscientiousness in athletics and training for them carried over into the Academic Department, and he found his standing well above the credit line. Though near the shoals once or tvi ' ice, his danger has never been serious. Ben is slow to anger. He is kidded unmerci- fully, but he assumes that it ' s all in fun, and passes it off. Trouble never sits heavy on his shoulders, and girls interest him not at all. Ben is a shipmate from the keel up, and when we look back from four stripes, any duty with him will scintillate as a diamond in the mud. Edward Tage Southwick Brookline, Massachusetts " Bud " " Southu ' ickles " " Ed " Come score or so of years ago Brookline was blessed with the coming of a young fellow who was to wear a heavy beard, and who was to enter this Admirals ' training school. No, none other than Bud, known far and wide as the champion perpetrator of the practical joke. He came fresh from Brookline High School, with a " Hahvahd " accent and a itw of those mannerisms, and instituted a new reign of terror here, but we love him for it. Bud shone on the gridiron and cinder path before he came here, but an unfortunate operation just prior to his entrance spoiled his chances. He has had quite a time trying to fit into other sports, but has played Water Polo and rowed some. One day he thought attention was at ease, and it took him six weeks to get off the Awkward Squad. Outside of that, his affairs with the Executive Department were itw and far between. Academi- cally, he has worried but little. He is great on shows. Whenever there is one, you ' ll find his name among those present. He ' ll laugh with you or at you, and trouble slides off his back like the pro- verbial water off the proverbial duck. He ' s been sworn at, and threatened, but when it ' s all over we like him the better. We can but thank him for making life a bit more pleasant for all of us. Football: A Sound (S, 2. 1) BInck N (1) Navv Numerals (3, 2) : Crew: Squad (3, 2. 1) Block N (3. 2) Navy Numer- als (4) Plebe Crew. - 2 TI. S. S. BALCH— After Rear Admiral George Beall Balch. He served in the attacks on Vera Cruz and Tam- pico in the Mexican War. He was with Commodore Perry in the Japan Expedition and also served with dis- tinction in the Civil War. (Destroyer -1 Ho. 50) Football: A Squad (2) B Squad (2. 3) Class (4, 1) Class Numerals (1); Creiv Squad (4, 2, 1) Class (4): Track: Class (4); Boxing: Class (3); ll ' aterfolo: Squad (2); Gymkhana: Cast (4, 3, 2); Glee Club (4, 3); Masqueradcrr (2) Masked N (2) I r f f t rT ' | TT r f f r r-rj 1798, April 30. The first Navy Depart- ment of the tJnited States established by an act of Con- gress A ' Joel T)odson T arks Fayetteville, Tennessee " Lord fVeatherby " BOUT once in every generation the creative genius of some previously unused mind pro- duces some article or achievement, undreamed of before and incomprehensible since. Such is the " Lord Weatherby " legend, and the perpetrator of it you may see above. In spite of it he is our friend. We know not why. Lazy to a disgusting degree, he seems to possess a peculiar faculty for rallying at the crucial mo- -ment and doing unbelievable amounts of work. Talkative to the point of monotony, he never bores us, and always seems to bring to us ideas that we had struggled to form. Gullible as a child, he keeps to himself many little surprises, and almost invariably leaves his foolers holding the sack, while he goes rejoicing on his way. His academic career has been for the most part free from worry — largely because of his refusal to worry. Cares and tribulations that wear most of us away to a shell of our former selves leave him bland and smiling. He walks extra duty fre- quently, not because of any hardened meanness of his own, but from a failure of his superiors to be- lieve, as he does, that it is all in fun. He has not the " Navy line, " of which we some- times read — he is rather humorously sincere. He dances atrociously, but frequents the places where dancing is attempted because he finds listeners there. He is a funnv duck, but we like him. t Sdward John Tyreiv Alton, Illinois " Ed " " Sidney " " John " SIDNEY was born in southern Illinois and liked it so well he never moved out. He graduated from Cathedral High School, Alton, and entered the Naval Academy without further delay. With his typically Irish personality he enjoys an argument as well as the next Irishman. He has pronounced ideas on various subjects, and does not hesitate to express them in a lucid manner. Some say that the stage lost another member of the Drew clan when Sidney decided upon a naval career. At any rate, all who saw him in the 500th night class show can vouch for his histrionic ability. He is efficient and orderly, keeping a room that would delight any housewife. His ability for clean- ing angle irons earned for him during his second Youngster cruise the title of " Angle Iron, " but this was later changed to " Mate, " owing to his apti- tude in demonstrating this fine art to the Young- sters. Since his first encounter with the Ac Depart- ment, in which he came out second best, Ed has been a conscientious student and has managed to keep his name off the bush with almost monotonous regularity. His only great enemy is the man who invented the sub-squad. He has his faults, all of us have, but in the four long years we have known him we have found him to be a friend true and a classmate tried, than which no better eulogy exists. Football: Chss (3, 2) Class Numerals (2) ; IVrestlinn: Class (I); Boxing: Class (3): Loo: Athletic Staff (3, 2, 1); MasQueradcrs : Cast (I) Staff (1) Masked N (2) Class Shoif (2). . r r ' f U. S. S. O ' BRIEN— After Captain Jere- miah O ' Brien, who commanded the lumber sloop which boarded and cap- tured the Margaretta in Machias Harbor, Maine, 1775. Four of O ' Brien ' s brothers were in the crew. This was the first naval engagement of the Revolution. (Destroyer No. 51) Track: Class (S); Soccer: Class (3, 2, 1) Class Numerals (1); Rcccf ' twn Com- tnittee (2, 1); Gymkhana: Cast (2); Class Shozi ' (2). ' tLJLLji n f f ' !■ r r r r i ' Ie Z! 1798, May 28. Presl- I I dent Adams In- s t r u c t s public armed vessels to make reprisals upon French com- merce g ' r ' r r ' ' r r I r " f f i T ' hilip Sydney ( rijjith Greenfield, Missouri " Grif " " Hup " " X JHY, you guys are crazy. The Navy ' s the W only profession in the world. Look here, now — , " and Grif is off again with statistics, logic, and argument, proving conclusively that the Navy is the thing. He is one of the men who are more en- thusiastic and more firmly convinced each year that they will be " forty-year men. " This may be because Grif has always treated the Academy right, and, consequently, the latter has reciprocated. Always doing a great deal more than " just getting by, " he is equally energetic in Aca- demics and in the gym. His musical ability is evi- denced by the nightly gangs to whom he toots his cornet, and by his charter membership in the Hell Cats. A workout hound, a tennis fiend, an ardent movie fan, and a sport bug, still he is always sane in his views. Grif is one of those quiet fellows. He seldom speaks, but when he does, he usually says something. With the girls, his silence is eloquent, and may ex- plain his popularity with them, for he seldom misses a hop and doesn ' t stand around in the stag line, either. Greenfield High School was the scene of his early popularity, and he brought the same easy-going temperament to the Naval Academy. Now, with his steadiness and sincerity, there is no question of the genuine pleasure with which all his classmates will contemplate an assignment to his ship. Lor en tArthur y)(Corris Greenfield, Missouri " Jiinmie " " TTT ' HY don ' t you fellows get hep to your- VV selves? This has got the Cosmo beat hol- low, and i t ' s instructive, too. " Jimmie comes to the surface from his latest well-thumbed issue of the Radio Sun periodically with the above tune, al- though the words may be varied. After getting him that far, though, it ' s easy to persuade him to drop the dynes and pound out passionate percussion for the Seagoin ' Syncopators. A charter member of the " ground deck riveters, " he mauls a mandolin or teases the traps with equal facility. He claims he received his musical traim ' ng from the mules down in the Ozarks, but that doesn ' t ex- plain the radio bug. However, he has plenty of time to indulge in his pet hobbies, as, except for sleeping, he has no worries. After graduating with all the honors from high school, he was convinced by a year at Missouri University that studies weren ' t worth the bother for a naturally savvy man, so he has managed to worry the star men consistently and yet not grind. His activities here have been with the Orchestra and the Musical Clubs combined with his member- ship in the Hell-cats. He is popular with men and girls alike, and many are the tales that may be told of his cruise adventures. After four years, three cruises, and beaucoup lib- erties with Jimmie, we still find him likable and entertaining, than which no more can be desired. Tennis: Class (4); Orchestra Bui le Corfs (2). (2, IJ: - U. S. S. NICHOLSON— After Captain Samuel Nicholson, a lieutenant on the Bonhomme Richard, made captain, 1794, and first commander of the Con- stitution. His two brothers, John and James, both served in the Civil War and his nephew and grandson became Commodores. (Destroyer No. 52) . Gymkhana : Ca. Club (S, 2, 1); Bugle St (4, 3); Orchestra (4, Corhs (2. 1). Mandolin S, 2, 1); TT TTTTTTTTT - , •AX- 147 T ' homas ' JhCichael ' Dyhers New Orleans, Louisiana " Tom " " Tommy " IT would be impracticable to relate any of Tom- my ' s adventures. Let it suffice that they are numerous, varying from a descent into the haunts of the Parisian Apache to the clever turning of fetching phrases over occasional Crabtown tea-cups. Hailing from the " Crescent City, " he is a staunch supporter of the Old South, and, even after decid- ing upon a career of the sea, was reluctant to leave the land of sunshine and pralines. First, he spent a happy and profitable year at Tulane University, where he became a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. His life at the Academy has been anything but obscure, due to his many attributes. Athletically he has proved himself proficient, but his greatest claim to fame is his likeable manner. To know him is to be his friend. He is an expert in physiognomy and is ever at- tracted by feminine beauty. But this has the un- fortunate effect of causing him to extend numerous invitations for the same event, often obtaining mul- tiple and disastrous results. We do not attempt to prophesy concerning Tom- my ' s future, but we feel assured that to whatever goal he may aspire he will attain. ! JoJin Randolph Waterman New Orleans, Louisiana " Johnny " " Jmvn " CAREFREE, persevering, loyal! It cannot be said that any of these charac- teristics are pre-eminent, but all are blended in such a way that the solaces of one tend to dull what barbs the others may have. " A trouble ' s a ton, or a trouble ' s an ounce, or a trouble is what you make it. " This quotation admirably describes John, and as a result of this most enviable characteristic he has spent a happy four years among us. He possesses the unusual ability of combining with this happy-go- lucky disposition a real determination to work and accomplish when a worthy occasion presents itself. He is a true Southerner, however, and has made a deep study of picking these occasions, and rarely expends his ergs uselessly. His perseverance has shown itself in the way he has worked with the Gym team since Plebe year. He is loyal to ideals and principles, but most loyal to friendships. Those of us who are included in the large circle of his friends realize that in him we have fovmd the best of friends and classmates. To those who meet him in after years we wish the good fortune of really knowing him, so they may fully appreciate the admirable qualities of our Jawn. Baseball: Class (2); Tennis: Squad (3); Boxing: Class (3). - f. r r ' r r r r r Track: Class (2): Gvnnasium : Squad (3, 2. V Block N (2J Nazy Numerals (4, 3) Plebe Team; Gvmkhana: Cast (4. 3. 2. 1). V. S. S. WINSLOW— After Rear Ad- miral John A. Winslow, commended by Commodore Perry for gaUantry at Tobasco in the Mexican War. In the Civil War he commanded the Kearsarge when she sank the Con- federate raider Alabama. (Destroyer , •— No. 53) liifnrr-rT T T t TTTT T T T T T T T TTT TT TTTT ' TTTTTt ss f f 111 ' f ' f r f f r f I ' r ' i - Dublin, Georgia " Rebel " " Box-car " " Bobby " URRAH for the bonny blue flag! " - ve sang the chorus from Atlanta to the sea " — " Get out of here. Don ' t sing that song in this room. Get on the other side at least. " — - " Who won the Civil War? " — " Who were the great lead- ers in that war? " Finally when the smoke has cleared we see none other than Robert E., not Lee, but Braddy, as true a Southerner as one may find. This has won for him the name of " Rebel. " Others call him " Box-car. " The femmes call him " Bobby. " Here we must pause. That million-dol- lar marcel knocks them all cold. Yet if they men- tion anything about it they are his enemies from then on. Bob is a gentleman through and through, and those who do not love him must admire him. Poetry is his line. He will, upon request, recite anything from Sandburg ' s " Fog " to Kipling ' s " Recessional. " Tecumseh frowned upon him once, and as a consequence he did not return to Dublin, but roamed the high seas as a true adventurer. The glamour got the better of him and he returned to pursue it in an ofHcer-like manner. While at Gordon Military Academy he con- ceived the idea of being a naval leader. Every- one knows Bob as a hard and conscientious worker. His constant boning has enabled him to realize his dream. JVilliafH iy ayo Qullett " Coach ' N fir Lincoln, Illinois " Ike " " Jimmy " Jimmy one would wonder OIN hrst meeting how so small a feIIo ' could have such a big heart. For this one reason, if for no other, he is the best of mixers with all kinds of people of both sexes. He leans more to the feminine, how- ever. Coach is from Illinois, where his claim to fame before entering lies in the fact that here he attended Lincoln High School and was a tennis champion in high school circles. Being of a restless nature, and having seen Lake Michigan while in Chicago, he longed to become a blue water sailor. So he did and we who know him are thankful that he made the eventful trip to Chicago that day several years ago. As for being a hard worker he is not easy to excel, both on the tennis court and in the class- room. He will never stop until what he is striv- ing for is obtained. Sunday mornings Coach goes down to break- fast and with a big smile says: " Carry on, you Plebes. This is certainly my lucky day. I ' m dragging a forty this week-end. " She may have been a forty — Coach is big-hearted, but his class- mates are dubious humans, so in the end Coach is presented with a brick. When " No more rivers " is being sung this sum- mer none will lift their voices higher than Coach, because perseverance has been his watch word. All may say, " Well done, Ike, may we meet again ! " Gymkhana: Cast (2); Class Show (2) ■ Sfe Tennis: Sauad (3, 2, 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Navy Numerals (3). I f f f r y r ' f f r r r f r r r " a - f. f. f . ! ■ f f t ' I ' f I ' f ' f f t 1798, Nov. 16. Five men impressed from U. S. sloop Baltimore by the Commodore of a British naval squadron Randolph tonroe Smith Hattiesburg, Mississippi " Smitty " A SOUTHERN gentleman; a man of culture. Need more be added? Randolph has been a true friend, an encouraging personage in our lives, and will continue a man in thought and in deed. Meridian, Mississippi, claims the honor of his birth, though Hattiesburg soon thereafter became his home. Preparation for greater things was car- ried on in his local high school and one year in the State Normal. Migration to northern climes caused complica- tions. Our famed winters found him sleeping be- neath three blankets, an overcoat, and a bathrobe. " And you fellows call this God ' s country! Say, fella— etc. " But Smitty did not always hover over the radi- ator. For four years he toiled with the Stage Gang during hours not demanded by the Academic Department. He often remarked that were it not for the Academic and Executive Departments one could have a grand time in Uncle Sam ' s big school for little boys. On numerous occasions we found him with a lady on his arm, but due to his, " Say, brother, I never tol ' no woman I loved her, " we were able to over- look his fall and rest assured that he had not be- come entangled in a snare of flaxen curls. Smitty came here for business, and will be an asset to the Service. In future years we are bound to hear of him. Willard oylrthur Saunders Kalispell, Montana ■■Bill " " Joe " BILL arrived at the Academy with a hope and a determination that would not be defeated. He carried himself with a self-confidence that demanded respect, and which afterwards came to be thought of in connection with him. For a time he was partially hidden from view in the newness of Academy life, but it was not possible for him long to remain so. He was soon noted for his broad grin and an inexhaustible supply of yarns, which he had ever at his finger tips. Ofttimes these stories proved the cause which drew him into heated debate with some of the skeptics, but an argument was ever a source of pleasure to him. Throughout the course Bill was consistently pro- gressive. The foimdation which enabled him to show this consistency of development was laid in Flathead County High School, where he was grad- uated. His outside activities were not numerous, but those he chose he made successful. He displayed great skill as a class bowler for three years, and even more ability as a member of the Gymkhana committee his First and Second Class years. The Academy changes men vastly. It did not, however, alter Bill except to accentuate the determination, pride, and self-confidence that were always a part of him. At graduation, his first great goal attained , he has set for himself a still higher one, that of maintaining his place among men ! Stage - r T- r r r- r r r U. S. S. GUSHING— After Commander William Barker Gushing, who, in a steam launch with a spar torpedo, ad- vanced coolly under fire, drove his launch over the balks and exploded his torpedo against the Confederate ram Albemarle, sinking her. (De- stroyer No. 55) Bozi ' ling: Class (3. 1) Maun,iei- Class (2) Class Numerals (3); Gymkhana: Cast (4, 3) Committee (2) Manager Concessions ( 1). ISO I f i f ,. ri r t t r f f t ' r g ' i ' f r I ' » ' ■ f I ' f t ' I ' I ' I ' r 1799, Feb. 9. Con- stellation, C a p t. Truxtun, captured French frigate In- surgente off West Indies L,eo?iard Qoriielius Chamberlm Bremerton, Washington " Skivvy " " Buster " " Poozums " ! Joseph ' artholemae T anhoff Grand Rapids, Michigan " Joe " " Dimples " " Danny " N O allegorical tale is necessary to set forth start at the Skivvy ' s qualities — but let us beginning. Although he was a mere lad when he started his career at the " Institution, " his education was greater than many older in years. Sixteen years as a Navy Junior had taken him all over the globe, Hawaii having been his last stopping-off place, before he came to the Academy. Many are the interesting tales he can tell. As time progressed, we found him gliding along closer to a three-four than a two-five, apparently without efifort, and devoting a good part of his study periods to the most recent literature. He play s an educated banjo, and if you haven ' t heard the " Boilermakers " perform, you have indeed missed much. Hop nights usually found him over at the armory telling some fair feinme who is making her debut at the Naval Academy that we have week-end target practice with those five-inch guns. " Yes, we open up the skylights and shoot through the roof. " One might be led to believe Leonard easy-going or happ5 ' -go-lucky, and although he is seldom rhino and never seems to worry, back of it all lies a fire that burns brightest under high pressure. We feel no apprehension in sending him out into the Fleet, but are assured that he will make a success of his chosen career. D iIMPLE Dan of the First Batt ! Joe obtained his name of Dimples by not having any, but his frank and open countenance has suffered none by the lack. And let there be no suggestion of idleness, for Joe is as busv a person as one might find. His charm springs no doubt from his careless treatment of the opposite sex. Alas, poor Yorick, he has captivated many fair hearts during his Severn sojourn. Where there is smoke there is fire. Where hearts are captivated so do letters fall as the gentle rain upon the blotter blue. One cannot but like Joe. He is full of energy and pep. His activities are many, varied, and all worth while. His cheery smile and general at- titude have made him many friends, and will con- tinue to do so in the future. His greatest failing is that he persists in using mange cure to stay his falling hair. Humor of the subtle variety is to Joe as calculus to others. However, he usually figures out a joke in time to prevent being told the point. A bounte- ous repast is his long suit. But even as a battle- ship burns lots of coal when under way, thus do we explain Joe ' s capacity. On our " summer vacations " we have shipped with Joe before, and we hope to have him again as a shipmate. Wherever we meet him, it ' ill be a place made pleasant and memorable by his presence. - U. S. S. ERICSSON— After John Er- icsson, the most prolific inventor of his time along the line of naval ord- nance and marine machinery. He in- vented the screw propeller and built the XJ. S. S. Monitor, which defeated the ironclad Merrimac. (Destroyer No. 56) . Crew: 150 Pound Squad (2) Navy Nu- merals (2) ; Lacrosse : Class (4, 3) ; Soccer: Manac er Class (2); Boxing: Claxs (3) ; Lucky Ban : Business Staff; Class Show (2); Pep Committee (2, 1). 151 r T ' f f ' f I ' t ' !■ r f r f tLfeg ■ !■ f n ! ■ r ' f !■ I ' r ' r ' r- i ' :t! 1800. Large num- ber of laws lor the better government of the United States put into prominent use X . ( eorge Dearie IDickey Vallejo, California " Tarzan " " Dick DEANE spent a year at the University of Cali- fornia before he cast his fortunes with the Navy. At U. C. he found time, aside from his activities as a Theta Chi, to learn all about co-eds and a bit about foreign commerce. He early ac- quired a keen interest in all branches of sports, and is now a veritable " Who ' s Who in Athletics. " His interest along this line has cast a sporting atmos- phere about his room, so that it has become a ren- dezvous for the followers of diamond, track, and gridiron. As for himself, he is quite well known as " one of Sazama ' s boys. " Yet another gift of his is the art of debate. Somehow he always has just the word that will turn the tide of a verbal battle to complete vic- tory. That he should be proficient in this may be understood by his mania for digging out and retain- ing facts, best displayed by his hobby, history. In him the Navy has an easy-going chap who has an amazing faculty for coming out on top. He keeps just the proper amount of velvet, without having to work too hard to gain it, and is known to receive the maximum benefit for a minimum effort. He has a ready smile, a care-free nature, and — but he is a native son and a Navy man, so what more can be said ? Just that tells us what manner of fellow he is and assures us that he will gain what- ever portion of success he desires. C eorge Kit tr ell Jraser MiNDEN, Louisiana " George " " Kit " " Chick " GEORGE began his military career at the Peacock Military- Academy. With an inbred liking for the ordered routine of a military life he joined the Navy, and after a year ' s service in the Fleet became one of us. From his first day here his infectious good nature has made and held for him many friends, and he has proved an earnest and valuable one to all those whom he has known. It is usual to class a midshipman in either of two ways — as a Red Mike or a Snake. Some, however, seem to be on the proverbial fence, falling into neither class. To this dubious group we must con- sign the genial George. He is ever present at the hops, yes, but a different girl marks nearly every appearance. Yet this seeming affliction is balanced by a most casual indifference. He has entered all his school activities with a characteristic fight and will to win. Listen to that cornet sometime and you will be sure to agree. Each fall has found him in a football outfit work- ing for the squad, and he has been a regular on the class teams. A natural love for the water accounts for his success at water polo. He is an eel in the tank, floats like a fish, and refuses to be sunk. Chick ' s adaptability for a military life makes his future look mighty good. He has found a work to his liking in the Navy, and will prove a worthy asset to it. .- 2 U. S. S. TUCKER— After Commodore Samuel Tucker, who commanded suc- cessfuUy four privateers in the Revo- lutionary War. He was finally cap- tured in the Thorn, but escaped. He was commissioned captain by Gen- eral Washington in 1776. (Destroyer Ho. 57) rtTltTTttTTrTTTTITTITr H Football: Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (1): ll ' aterfolo: SguaJ (S, 2, 1) Class (4) Class Kumcrals (4, 2): Gymkhana: Ban,! (4, S, 2); Bugle Corf ' s (2). A_ f, r ' r t ' f r r r t ' r n r W ' 1800, Feb. 2. Con- stellation, C a p t. Truxtun, defeated French frigate Vengeance off the West Indies I ' I ' r f r r ' rw I ' l y ' ' J Jack TJ endleto?t " JAtonroe Cleveland, Ohio " Jack " " Jasper " " Monnie " IF you have any dislike for Cleveland, conceal it while we present Jack, a fellow who thinks more of his home town than we did of our first pair of long trousers. We do not know how he was able to tear himself away from his alma mater, Cleveland High. Jack is a quiet and rather unassuming lad. His first year with us he excelled academically, and modestly sported a star the following year. And when ' 27 ' s football team went crashing through to victory Jasper was one of them. But Second Class year something seems to have come into Jack ' s life. Long hours, once instituted for study, were spent in compassing lengthy specials, or just gazing into the distance. Yes, Jack was in love. All other things now seemed of little importance to Jack, but he successfully held a position on our recently re-established hundred-and-fifty-pound crew. Did this result from a desire to disprove the old gag that Mid-Westerners ' abilities were lim- ited to following the plow, or was it an attempt to prove that love need not be as disastrous as some would make it? Jack possesses a store of admirable qualities that have won the sincerest admiration here, and will win more in the service years that are to follow. I ' Byron Qharles Qwinn Newman, Illinois " Percy " ' T T EY, Pat, where do we go from here ? Do X JL I sign this? Oh Gee ! I ' ve even forgotten when I was born. Do you remember? " Since we had never seen Byron before that morn- ing we could hardly answer truthfully. These and similar exclamations are the first glimpses we have of him on beginning his naval career. Plebe summer came and went — giving Byron a small taste of Navy life. Then the Regiment re- turned and he set out upon the turbulent sea of Plebedom. He managed to get through that year unconquered in spirit but with a distorted view of Navy life. After a good Youngster cruise and a year back at the Academy he changed his views and became a staunch supporter of " ye olde Navee. " When word was passed for Masquerader material Percy heard the call and determined to show the boys how a chorus vamp from Boston should look. He seems to be rather fond of this work, too, be- cause he has not only given conscientious service to the Masqueraders but has contributed in a large measure to the success of Battalion shows. Percy is a quiet chap who has many friends among all classes. Swimming is his favorite sport, and he could always be found in Dahlgren Hall on hop nights. All in all, Percy is a good fellow who k nows how to present his wares. Foolhall: Class (I. 2, 1) Class Nu- merals (2. I): Tri-jc: 150 Pound Squad (2) Navy Numerals (2); Log: Battalion Retresentathe (S. 2); Gvmkhnnn : Cast (2); Star (4). - T r r r r r r t t V. S. S. CONYNGHAM— After Captain Gustavus Conyngham, who commanded the Continental Navy privateers Charming, Peggy, Surprise, Revenge and Experiment. He harassed British shipping and even dared to attack the King ' s men-of-war in his frail craft. (Destroyer No. 58) ' T T r T T ' . TTT Gymkhana: Cast (2); Glee Club (2, 1); Masqueraders (3); Class Shozv (2); Water Polo: Class (1) Class Numerals (V- ,. i TT T r TTT TT r TT T 5 . r . 153 IN JOHN the Academy received one of its best representatives of the Old South. Bastrop, Louisiana, claims his schooling, his home, and the scene of all of his activities prior to the time when his ambition turned him toward the sea. Plebe year we found him soberly intent upon making good, an intent that he never lost, though the Academics, particularly Mathematics, have pressed him rather hard at times. His good nature, gen- erosity, and love of gossip make him a popular ad- dition to any purely social gathering, whether it be for passing the Navy line at our own radiator gath- erings or escorting to the hops. In athletics, as with most of his other occupa- tions hile with us, he has been too great a " Jack of all trades " to have achieved stardom in any single line. Not that he has been idle, for the Second Company teams would have been at a loss without his aid on the gridiron, the wrestling mat, and the baseball diamond. The sub-squad, which held him for so long, prevented the concentration on many activities that would secure him a more notable place. His definite objective in life has yet to be decided for him, since he does not yet know whether he prefers to follow the Service, or to embark on some civilian profession, particularly law. Perhaps he will strike a compromise and become one of our future Judge Advocate Generals. Harold Shepard Har?ily Lakeland Florid.a " Harold " NORTH Carolina is Harold ' s native state. From there he moved at the age of seven to Kansas, but after two years there, nothing looked as good to him as the South, and so it came about that he made Lakeland his permanent home. He was graduated from the Lakeland High School. It was altogether natural that a surrounding such as Harold enjoyed during his early years should turn his mind toward the great ships that sail the seas. Sailing boats on the lakes near his home was his chief hobby, and he never hesitated nor enter- tained any doubt about following the naval profes- sion upon his graduation from high school. Harold is determined to see the finish of every- thing that he starts. When he saw that Gym is the sport for people who like to work, he went in for it, and very characteristically has worked hard at it. When you first meet him, you will observe that he is of that quiet type, always ready to listen, and, if asked, to give his opinion on things of common interest. He is the kind of friend that you like to have — the longer that you know him, the better the things will be that you will think and say about him. With Harold ' s graduation, the Academy loses a strong part in a big machine, but the Fleet will be always profiting by his work, whether it be on, above, or below the surface. - 2 S f r- r ' r r- r- r r T Gymnasimu : Squad (3. Numerals (2). 1) Class TT r " 1]il U. S. S. PORTER— After Commodore David Porter, who commanded the Essex at the time that she made her adventurous cruise, 1812-14, capturing many British packets and crippling British commerce. He finally sur- rendered only to a much superior force fl THE ENSIGN. 155 ? ' f r ' r ' f t r r ' r r r r f ( ' I ' f f f t ! ■ t ' r !■ I ' f i r !■ M 1 1800, Oct. 12. U. S. frigate, Captain Little, captured French sloop-of- w a r Berceau in short engagement Smile Reeves JFinterhaler Lake Charles, Louisiana " Biiiitp " EMILE was born in Lake Charles, and before entering the Naval Academy attended Lake Charles High School. His first month of Academics was the worst. He began his naval career with a sickening plunge into the pitfalls of the Math department. However, he had the perseverance to rise from those troubled depths after once exploring them, and has never gone back for a second experience. When he first came to us he had a deplorable lack of appreciation of things feminine, but when he had half finished his four years he had acquired a taste for the ladies, and has since been perfectly willing to contr act entangling alliances at any time. And they do say, " Bump has a wonderful person- ality. " He also yearns for operatic laurels, if his imitations of Caruso and McCormack may be taken as evidence. His athletic ambition was, at least, sufficiently strong to make him dream of football glory. He awakened one night to inquire of the midnight silence if it were not desirable " to put in another end. " Bump ' s frolicsome spirit has been a severe trial to the more sedate among his friends, and it will be merely a deplorable realization of their fears when he is seen playing leap-frog on the quarter- deck as an Admiral. However, this frolicsome spirit has gained for him many friends, who are com- pletely in accord in wishing him the best of luck. I f Football : Class ( . I) (I). Class Miiiiicy " I T T T T Taj . Qeorge i dam L,a?ige Meriden, Connecticut " Ad " " Grandpa " BEFORE entering the Naval Academy George attended the Meriden High School and later spent a year at Catholic University, during which time his appointment was secured. Ad ' s grave demeanor and caustic tongue well express his ironical outlook upon life and his cynical regard of the follies of man. He possesses a keen ability to detect hypocrisy in any form, together with a ready sense of humor and a full apprecia- tion of the joys of the earth. Plebe year Grandpa stopped his ears with the wax of common sense, lashed himself firmly to the mast of celibacy, and solemnly swore never to run foul of the sirens ' rocks and shoals, nor to become a swine to any Circe. And so far he has kept his oath. Ad ' s academic career has been tortuous enough to make him take an interest in the weekly — and monthly — bulletins from the departments of learn- ing. More than once has he experienced the divine sensation of pulling sat, for he becomes energetic soon enough to end each term with a fair margin. Adam ' s potentialities as an athlete are not to be shunned. However, for some unaccountable reason this potential energy has never assumed the kinetic form. His hobby is dabbling in sports, especially those of the indoor variet ' . Adam, old man, we hope this separation will be only temporary, for we want to be with you again in the Fleet. f ' r ' r ' f r r ' ri U. S. S. PORTER (Continued)— After Admiral David Dixon Porter, who served with distinction in the Mexi- can War. During the Civil War he rose from Lieutenant to Admiral in two years, receiving the thanks of Congress on four different occasions. (Destroyer No. 59) iiii A Oi TTTTITVttTTTTTTTrTtTTtllTtTTTft Richard Edwift i yers Geneva, Indiana " Shorty " " Dick " SHORTY spent all his early life in Indiana. As a youth he had a craving for the water, even if he did hide under the bed every Saturday night. He graduated from Hartford High School with dis- tinction in athletics as a member of the basketball, baseball, and track teams, as well as being class President. Shorty is a staunch member of the Radiator Club and the Society for the Conservation of Energy, though the Academic Department and the sub- squad did detract his attention somewhat from these famous clubs. He claims membership in all clubs for indoor sport. All through his course Shorty has had a hard fight with the Doctors, Academic Department, and the Department of Physical Torture. In the first place, he was built to be a Napoleon or a Nelson ; he not only has the stature of these men, but also the stick-to-it-iveness of them. The second ob- stacle is due to his activities in the Radiator Club and his great love of sleep. The third impediment he blames on the fact that a fellow can ' t learn to swim in a bath tub, even if you are so darned short. But in spite of all his hard luck, Shorty always has a smile. He seems to like hard knocks, and hits them back about twice as hard. This char- acteristic, we hope, will give him transportation to the land of success. W T ' lwmas Olin Oberrender DuBois, Pennsylvania ' Dutch " " To? DUTCH comes from one of those places in Pennsylvania surrounded by green mountains and Nature at her best; a place where one would expect one of his natural characteristics to come from. He received his education from Bellefonte Academy and it was fresh from there that he en- tered the Naval Academy. He hails from the land of hard and level-headed men. What he says you can bank on to be sound and good advice. He is athletic by nature, but due to a hurt knee is not able to join sports. This has made him a charter member of the famous Radiator Club and winter sport association. Two years a Red Mike at the Academy, but watch his speed on leaves. Then the bushy eye- brows take their numerous toll of the fair sex. Dutch is hard-working, hard-loving, hard-play- ing, but let us not say hard-studying. He has little trouble with the academics, but yet he is not exactly a savoir. No, he is not a super-man, but just a jolly good fellow, and the life of any party regardless of the kind or nature it may be. Always ready to lend a helping hand and seldom " rhino, " although we know he is trying to be an aviator we know he will be a real friend and a shipmate to be desired. g S f f f ' f — r- — r " r T- XJ. S. S. WADSWORTH— After Commo- dore Alexander Scammel Wadsworth. He received the thanlcs of Congress for meritorious conduct during the en- gagements of the Constitution with the English fleet, 1812. In 1816 he was promoted for gallant service on the Adams. (Destroyer No. 60) 1 r r r ' f r f f r m f f r r f ' !■ ■ r f f » f r t ' r ' f f r- f 18 1, July 30. Eighty-four arrnsd vessels captured from French. Navy reduced to thirteen vessels Ross Rolland Kellerman RatoNj New Mexico " Kelly " ROSS got his start in life near Westphalia, Kansas, and although Kansas is not very crowded he wanted more room, so he left there for New Mexico. He attended grade and high schools in Raton and was active in football, basket- ball, and track. The year before coming here he went to Colorado College, where he became a mem- ber of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Kelly got a late start here because he did not arrive until the Academic year had begun, but had no trouble overcoming the handicap of no plebe summer. Although he does not wear a star, he has never been pressed hard by the Academic De- partments. During Youngster year the Second Company elected him as their representative on the Ring Com- mittee. He has never taken a very active part in athletics because of a slightly strained heart, which was the result of a too-strenuous track meet while at Colorado College. In spite of this, he is a com- pany star in the sprints and high jump, and has made lots of points for the Second Company. Ross has made a great many friends at the Academy because of his willingness to do a good turn for a classmate and his consideration for other people, and these inherent qualities will make him more friends as time goes by. 7?in ; Co}iiiuillcc Roger jf red eric Scott ' Scotty ' ViRDEN, Illinois " Lo?ig Fellow " ' Big Boy ' SCOTTY was born in Janesville, Minnesota, where he lived until his second year in high school. At this time he moved to V ' irden, and fin- ished high school there. Soon after graduating he went to Wyoming and became a cowboy. He was out on the range one day, when one of his cohorts came galloping up with a telegram for him. And thus it was that the news came to Scotty the cowboy that he had been appointed a midshipman — and made a gentleman by act of Congress. And it came to pass that " Great Scott " gave up the life of a cowboy to heed the call of the sea. Scotty is a strong advocate of sports, participating in crew, wrestling, football, lacrosse, track, and a little tennis over the week-end. He is also good in his studies. He doesn ' t claim to know it all, but with his hour of study per lesson, no more, he was able to hold the various departments at a comfort- able distance. And with ample application of shoe polish and whiskbroom he managed to stave off the old Exec Department. Your hero should be tall, according to the English poet. Scotty immediately qualifies, and, although he is at present struggling under the handicap of a reg haircut, his curly hair, combined with his good nature, produces a winning combination. 1- P V Wallace Bristol J)(( echling McLean, Virginia " Andy " NDY was born in the Windy City, but soon ired of the wind and moved to Evanston, Illinois, where he received his grammar school edu- cation. A spirit of the wanderlust guided him during the next few years to Texas, Washington, Georgia, and finally back to Washington, where he combined the knowledge acquired in his travels with that gained in Washington to receive a diploma from Western High School. With an increasing nomadic thirst, he steered a course which finally landed him at the Naval Academy. True to his seagoing instinct, Andy spent most of his spare time splashing water out of the swim- ming pool, and when the call was made for class swimmers he was there ready to defend his class. Although Andy is one of the youngest members of the class, he has done very creditable work in the academic branches. He has been forging ahead each year, and by so doing has brought to light his ability to become a very prosperous man of the fu- ture. He has a natural brilliancy in whatever he undertakes. It is his present plan to enter the field of avia- tion as soon as possible, and if possible. And it is with this in view that he reads all available infor- mation about aeronautics with feverish intent. We send him away with best wishes for success. 4. ARRY LEE began his career in Carson, Louisiana, back in 1904. After leaving De Ridder High School with a diploma, he attended San Marcus Normal, San Marcus, Texas, for a year prior to his arrival in Crabtown. It seems that Harry Lee didn ' t fancy the trials and tribulations of a strenuous plebe summer behind an oar, so he entered just two days before the year began. For a while it looked as though Dago were going to throw him for a loss, but he finally man- aged to score against the department, and since then he has never been troubled with academics. Harry made his debut into the athletic world early in his high school days, and since then he has been a familiar figure on the gridiron, the basketball court, and the cinder path. He has achieved spe- cial perfection in putting the iron sphere well be- yond any aspiring Kaydet ' s reach. He has found time besides his other activities to give the girls a thrill occasionally, but as yet he has remained almost immune to feminine charm. He can generally be found located horizontally on his bed wondering what the lesson is about. With an ever-present good nature and willingness to do a good turn, Harry Lee has made a host of friends, and doubtless he will continue making them throughout his life. C a.t.r (I, 2, mcrah (2). r r ' r- t ' r r r r U. S. S. SAMPSON— After Rear Ad- miral William T, Sampson. He was in command of the American forces in the West Indies when the Spanish fleet was destroyed at the Battle of Santiago. He was also responsible for the capture of Puerto Rico. (De- stroyer No. 63) Football: A Squad (1) B Squad (3, 2) Block N (1) Navy Numerals (2, 3) Plcbe Team; Track: Squad (3, 2) Block N (2) N Star (3) Navy Numerals (4) Plebe Team: Basketball: Squad (3) Class (1) Plebe Team. J :l. r f f f f r ' [ ' f !■ r r r r i i !■ r t ' f f f T ' f f T ' f I ' !■ r 1802, July 22. The Constellation, Cap- tain Murray, de- feated squadron of nine Tripolitan gunboats Sb Harry Edward ' Day Salina, Kansas " Hee " " Heeday " " Ed ED was born in Fontana, Kansas, and his boy- hood was spent in attending schools in various parts of the West and Middle West. This rather nomadic life evidently was the direct cause of his restless nature, for he wants things to be done quickly. His motto is, " Act now, and hang the consequences ! " There are times when a little de- liberation would be for the best, but Ed just can ' t figure out when those times are at hand. Harry ' s great love is railroading. Youngster year he contemplated resigning and getting a job somewhere that had something to do with railroads. Something caused him to change his mind — perhaps that something was a well-timed letter from a cer- tain Dad — Quien sabe? Outside of the Academics, Ed ' s activities have been varied. For athletics, he rowed for two years and played class football for three. He was Busi- ness Manager of the 1927 Reef Points, was on the business staffs of the Log and Lucky Bag, and in addition to this has been able to stand fairly high academically. May Ed breeze along through life as blithely as he breezed down the middle of the corridors Plebe year. He used to travel so fast that he ' d create a wake of dangerovis eddy currents. We send him oii ' with a hearty slap on the back, and say after he is gone, " He certainly is one big lovable cuss. " Theodore Oscar T)ahl Hutchinson, Minnesota " Ted " " DoUie " " T. or OLY yumpin, yiminy yee — sacre bleu — caramba dam — gol dang — I no can see — . " This rare beginning may serve as introduction of a person equally as rare — Dollie, a Swede from birth, who comes from Minnesota, and tells " lumberyack " stories with all the trimmings. Ted is always cheerful; his " ain ' give a damn " attitude doesn ' t agree with the friendly and willing spirit he constantly has. He believes whole- heartedly in the maxim " to give is better than to receive, " and lives it. Cares come his way, but no one ever knows it, and the gold tooth shines as resplendently after a swabo recitation as after a forty. Everyone has his hobbies — T. O. ' s are counting the rapidly thinning hairs on his head, and working out. " Feel fine now — good workout — old muscles getting hard again — before I came in here I was much more of a man than I am now. " (Business of pulling up windows and thumping chest vigorously). Ted runs true to form, for the Scandahoovians are not the most emotional people on earth. The fair sex come and go through the swinging doors of his heart. Four years have proved his make-up to be of the truest, and we can always count on Dollie to be the finest of shipmates. 7? v?7- ' Football: Clan (i, 2) Class Numerals (2); Crew: Squad (4, 3 J Class S ' u- ytierals (3J: Lorjl Business Slag (3, 2): f.ttckv Baq: Business Sln Points: Business Manatier (1); khana: Committee (2) Assistant Business Manager (1); Class Shorn (2). Reef Gym- r- r n r r r- r ' r r TJ. S. S. ROWAN— After Vice Admiral Stephen C. Rowan. Although a na- tive of Ireland, he became an officer in the tJnited States Navy and served so creditably before and during the Civil War that he was made a vice admiral. (Destroyer No. 64) Rifle: Class (2) Class umerals (2): Small Bore Squad (1); Soecer: Squad (3, 2, 1) Class Numerals (3) Navy Numerals (2); Pep Committee (2, 1). CE r r ' r ' t ' f r r f r ' r r- Llll ' jujjjjj ' JC TTC 1803, June 22. U. S. frigate John Ad- ams, Captain Rodg- ers, completely de- stroyed a Tripoli- tan man-of-war Roger (JJ}iCerif en Daisley Brooklyn, New York " Diz " THE Duke of Flatbush. Talks four languages: English, Yiddish, Third Avenue, and the Bronx. Famous as a traveler. Can talk, and does so, for hours at a time. Attempts to sing in a quavery tenor. Was never known to remember the words of any song for more than ten minutes. Acts well if allowed to do so impromptu, but the mastery of lines is beyond him. Imitates Leon Errol with fair success and a Jewish Grandfather to perfection. He possesses a sparkling sense of humor and is seldom morose. He remembers stories well and knows almost as many as Lord Weatherby. Suffers from roommates who are seldom savvy and fre- quently non-reg. He is too gullible to become rich; will give you the shirt off his back if properly ap- proached. Buys candy by the box and always has food in the room. He is forever doing something, and has too many activities to really fasten his attention to one particular thing. He swims and dives very well, runs fairly, and plays fair football but fumbles frequently. His bridge is disgusting. He has a weakness for light companions and can always be found where helium abounds. He is one of our very good friends and should succeed well in his chosen profession, because his ability to think always exceeds expectations. S i Thilip Qarl Olin Burlington, Iowa " Jiggs " JIGtGS received his early education at Burlington High School and graduated therefrom in June, 1922. The call of the sea was strong within him, and a year later found him entering the Academy with two ambitions. Jiggs was not only bent upon increasing in knowledge, but he aspired to greater heights in stature, also. Plebe year and the Academic Board conspired to- gether to jar him out of both, but he has weathered the storms of their attacks with all the serene calm strength of Gibraltar itself. During his first two years we knew him as a devout Red Mike, but since Youngster June Ball he has never been quite the same. He early developed a fondness for boxing (the managing, not the fighting end of it) and none of Spike ' s charges have been more faithful to the trust. Sunday mornings he puts in his appearance with " Let ' s see the paper, " and woe be unto those who would restrain him. Jiggs is invariably serene and calm, and possesses an unfailing good humor. Add to these qualities the virtues of steadiness and thoroughness and you have the traits which have endeared him to us all. We venture to predict that these same qualities which have won him so many friends among his classmates will stand him in good stead in the Service. " We ' re just a big, happy family. What differ- ence will it make? " Ri e: Class (4, 3); Swimming: Squad (3, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (2) Class (4): Gvmkhana: Cast (4, 3, 2. 1); Mu- sical Clubs: Cast (2) Glee Club (4. 3, 2, 1); Choir (4, 3. 2, 1 ) ; Bugle Corps (2); Masqucraders: Cast (3) Masked N (3) Class Shoir (2); Cheer L ' ' ader (1) Chairman Pep _ - . i Committee (2, 1). ' U V ' - r f r r r T r Manager Block N V. S. S. DAVIS— Aiter Rear Admiral Charles H. Davis, one ol the pioneers in the study of tides. He also served brilliantly in the Civil War, both un- der Admiral Farragut and in coopera- tion with land forces. (Destroyer No. 65) 161 3E IlllTl Orange, New Jersey " Bat " THIS is the chap who is the bane of the plebes. In fact, they are forced to disbelieve in Santa Claus after having become acquainted with him. But with each harsh word spoken to them goes one of good advice, one which they find profitable to follow. This New Jerseyite can be as light as helium or as thick as mud, depending upon his fancies of the moment. His wit, humor, and re- partee are guaranteed to send most people into con- vulsions, and many of his study hours are spent in getting the roommates down. He regards a 2.4 as a warning only, and doesn ' t begin to worry about the academics until the last month. But then he always pulls through and continues to draw his beans for four more months. He has a peculiar liking for anything rough, and glories in starting a roughhouse whenever he is not in charge of room. The elusive two-five has kept Bat from doing very much in the athletic line. He has, however, been an old stand-by as a class and B-squad foot- ball player, and helps make intercollegiate champions of Spike Webb ' s leather pushers. Bat ' s future in the Service is bound to bring him just reward. He has just the right qualities for success — a cool head, a steady nerve, a daring but not rash temperament, and a spirit that is quiet but firm in determination. Beyond that, he is a loyal, companionable friend. James Qray Holloway, Jr. Texarkana, Texas " Steve " " Jim " AFTER spending eighteen years in and out of Texas, Steve decided that his calling was the sea, and came East to embark upon his naval career. We thought this man was going to have lots of trouble with the Academic Department, for he told us he and the knowledge end of Texas University didn ' t get along so well, but we were doomed to disappointment. Steve has had little or no trouble with those who control the process of elimination. During the few spare moments allowed to us by the daily routine Jim could be seen playing soccer in the fall, wrestling in the cold season, and at the bridge table in the Spring. Hops were always honored by his presence, as were many other social functions. Steve ' s most outstanding characteristic is his good nature. We will never forget his voluntary trips to the store for his roommates so that they might par- take of some nutrition without disturbing their " sessions " or bridge game. Another familiar trait is his desire to argue. He has the ability to argue without making himself obnoxious or offensive, and fills his arguments with humor, making him interest- ing to hear. We, who know Jim, firmly believe that he will be a success in futvire life, and give him our best wishes for it. Football: B Squa,l (1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Boxinii: Class (4, 2) Class Numerals (4). TTTTTTTTTtrr X-C- 5 U. S. S. ALLEN— After Lieutenant William Henry Allen. He wfts on the United States during the engage- ment with the Macedonian, and was placed in command of the captured British frigate. He died of wounds received in a subsequent engagement with the British ship Pelican, 1813 TTTTT j T T T ' Soccer: Class (4, S. 1) Class Nutncrals (4, 3, 1): Wrcstluu,: Sqitad (2, l); Class (3) Captain Class (S) h ' az ' y Numerals (2, 1). £ ■j{;{][|m jj| p. 162 r r t ' f r f r ' r n r ' f r f r r ' f ' r ' I ■ f ■ I ' t ' t - r : I I " r " _ 1804, Feb. 16. Lieut. Decatur, with ketch Intrepid, burned the Philadelphia in the harbor of Trip- oli JFillia n Eugene Kaitner Le. ' Wenworth, Kansas Licne GENE spent his pre- Academy days attending the Leavenworth Grammar and High schools. His preparation for the Naval Academy was very thorough, and after passing the entrance exams, he had little trouble in keeping his academic work and standing of the best. Gene ' s scholastic efforts have been surpassed only by his popularity with that so-interesting, much- discussed fair sex. From the first days of free- dom after Plebe year, through the opportunities of the cruises, to the last day of the last June week, he has never missed an opportunity of exerting his charms. And with what excellent results may be clearly shown by one of his own pet phrases, " What! Only four letters for me today? " First Class year. Gene exhibited a penchant for walking. The " Crossed Gun and Shoes " should surely be his. " Going to the hop, Saturday night. Gene? " " Yeah, if I can get this extra duty walked off. " This was ever a weekly dialogue. But walk- ing is good for one ' s health, so Gene grinned and walked. There was never a misfortune that could keep Gene down for long. He is always cheerful and optimistic, sure of himself and the rightness of the world. His straightforward, manly manner, his high ideals, and his ability to use what nature and education have gi en him, assure us of his future success in the Service. S Harold Lamojit T ' allmaii PoNTiAC, Illinois " Skinny " PONTIAC lays claim to the background in the history of our Harold. With his completion of high school, that fair city decided that Harold was ready for the workaday world. But Harold ' s life pursuit lay in distant fields. By a combination of hard work, determination, and a smile to greet each obstacle, he finally succeeded in obtaining that coveted appointment to the Acad- emy. Tall, lacking the average amount of avoir- dupois, with a cross resemblance between an Ichabod Crane and a Harold Lloyd, our Harold soon ac- quired the nickname of Skinny. But in spite of this he possessed that one ideal, namely, the uncanny thing of " why the girls like you. " This, however, was doomed to go imde- veloped due to his failing of not having any of that monthly insult left when the golden opportunity arrived. His marked ability at selecting the best drag at the hops was not recognized till Youngster year, when his classmates, noting this, frequently consulted him in matters pertaining to the heart. In spite of the fact that he had not been to school for two years previous to entering the Academy, he became a high man, both in academics and in his large group of friends. His congenial disposition and pleasant manner instantly won for him a place in the hearts of his classmates as one of the most likable and popular men in the class, and our heartiest wishes for future success go with him. U. S. S. ALLEN (Continued) — After Lieutenant William Howard Allen, who served with distinction in the War of 1812, taking part in the en- gagement between the Argus and the Pelican. He was killed while board- ing a pirate vessel In the West In- dies, 1822. (Destroyer No. 66) Crew: 150-Pound Squad (2) Navv Numerals (2); Track: Squad (4. 3) Navy Numerals (4, 3); Cowf ' cnv Rct- resentatk-e (4, 5. 2, 1). ' I f ' f f ' f ' ' " ' ' P P f T JM, 1804, Aug. Bom- bardments and at- tacks on Tripolitan gunboats and fort by the American war squadron P» H PI W »l t» »l P 11 ■■ ■ ! A Jules Jrederick Schumacher Buffalo, New York " Boots " " Jules " S we approach our hero ' s chamber door, we hear a slight rustling resembling a miniature tornado. L pen opening the portal of his boudoir, we find someone poring madly over a nondescript collection of papers, books, and articles of clothing. A grimy face lifts itself above the dust and smoke, and a voice exclaims, " Say, whoinell stole my assignment sheet? " After naming several places where the missing lesson might be found, someone, who knows his favorite idiosyncrasy, finally suggests looking in the trusty old strong box, and sure enough, there the sheet is found and the room saved from annihilation. The above is typical of Jules — always happy-go- lucky and carefree. A former ardent supporter of Cornell and Canisius, he is now just as fervent in his support of Navy. Being blessed with ability to learn with the least possible exertion, he spends many moments amusing the boys with his impos- sible tales concerning life on the great outside. And his community pencil sharpener has been a big asset to all the neighborhood. As an athle te, our Queen City lad will never set the world afire, but he is always ready to lend a hand in company or class sports. As a friend, a pal, and a classmate, he is always our " big-hearted Jules. " o f I IJeryl Fell Jrye MoNESSEX, Pennsylvania I eryl N the sixth of July, 1923, Monessen lost a promising young citizen, while the Navy added to its number of midshipmen and future offi- cers by accepting Veryl for the Service. He came to us full of enthusiasm and resolved to make every day of the four years at the Academy a page of the history he is writing by living. However, cold, sordid fact and not youthful en- thusiasm is the only legal tender accepted by the Academic Departments. Term after term found eryl on the verge of bilging, but, according to Al- ger, where there ' s a will there ' s a way. ' er l con- trived to get the necessary two-five, although his margins were oft-times very low. Such ordeals, however, did not destroy the enthusiasm he at first possessed, but rather remolded it into resoluteness of purpose. Notwithstanding his difficulties with the Aca- demic Departments, Ver l has managed to drag fre- quently and well. Fortunate are the ladies to whom he has been squire. Verv ' l has ever been a trustworthy classmate and a true friend. " It follows as the night the day, he cannot then be false to any man. " To the Serv- ice we present a man and an officer. To the officers of the Service we present one who has all the req- uisites of a brother officer and a gentleman. - 2 S f r f V r ' f r r r V. S. S. WILKES— After Rear Ad- miral Charles Wilkes, famous for his command of the exploring expedition of 1838-42 and for his capture in 1861 of the Confederate agents Mason and Slidell. (Destroyer No. 67) rrrf V " 1 I ' 164 ril ' I f ' f f r f r ' r r f f r f " r ' T ? - ' " " ' $7 TC V LIiJL ' .JJ f ' f tJ fU T LLL T J ' T ' f V l ' 1804, Sept. 4. In- trepid, M. Comdt. Somers, blown up in barbor of Trip- oli, attempting to burn Philadelphia Louis T ' arker Jairlamb " Parker " Richmond, Virginia " Loiv Pressure " 1 graduating from John Marshall High School he became associated with a mill supply concern of Richmond. In 1923 misfortune visited the afore- said mill supply house, while her sister-in-law visited Annapolis, bringing with her our owm little low- pressure Louie. It would not be amiss should I tell you the har- rowing details of why, how, and wherein Parker became burdened with the above nickname. During our Second Class cruise he was an interested student in an otherwise bored electrical class. Having learned that the daraf was in a perverted sense nothing less than the mighty farad, he sought to further increase his electrical knowledge by personally conducting an experiment. Procedure: Parker takes a ire of one ohm resistance and drops it across a 110- olt circuit. Results: Lighting facilities of the entire starboard side of the ship are put out of order and Parker acquires the irrevocable nickname of " Low Pressure. " Love of music and a capability for good expres- sion foreordained that Parker should be a member of the Glee Club. He will be remembered by his excellent performances at many of the Musical and Glee Club shows. Force, character, understanding. Southern suave- ness and gentleness; these qualities will make him a welcome addition to any wardroom. M Football: Class (1) Class Numerals n): .or ; )■•( Staff (2. 1); Gvmkhana: Cast (4, 3, 2. 1); Glee Club (3, 2, 1) ; Choir (2, 1). Ray L ffi(ies iJhCitchell Knoxville, Tennessee " Mitch " " Mitchy-Mitch " ITCH was born in Severeville, near the Tennessee mountains. He later moved to Knoxville, and was there somewhat educated, graduating from Central High School in 1922. Newspaper work then claimed him for a year, but tiring of this, he tried Uncle Sam ' s school in Crab- town. Most of Plebe year was spent in arguing with his two Virginia roommates concerning the relative merits of the two states, but as two to one is too great odds he gave it up as a bad job and started wrestling instead. Let it be said that he is a wres- tler of no mean ability, but unfortunately a broken leg put an end to his aspirations. He did the next best thing and became an assistant manager, and finally manager. Being a rebel, he is naturally not bitterly opposed to the society of the fair sex. He falls often, but never hard enough to " take, " wherein he shows his Scotch canniness. Mitch again exhibits his Southern qualities in his daily bouts with the All-Academics. Not that he is lazy, but merely unwilling to put forth the neces- sary ergs to acquire a large multiple. He had to strive mightily with his arch-enemy. Math, but, as usual, came out top-side. Sportsman, gentleman, true-blue friend. What more could any wardroom ask? The Fleet will get them all in Mitch. 1 ' f r ' r ' r r r ' r r i f r nj j , W) ! ■ ! ■ r f i ' I ' » ■ i ' f » ' f ' r 1804, Sept. 4. Three sloops assisted in Eaton ' s capture of Derne, thus culmi- nating war with Tripoli Jiiil Julia7i T av ' ul Qreer M.ARiox, Kansas " June " " Judy " JUNE came to Annapolis from Marion High, after three years of football and two years of track at that institution. Since then, he has con- tinually been trying to put us into a fear and reverence of his native state, and one may gain much valuable knowledge of that Paradise by listen- ing to his lengthy discussion of its good points. From the beginning of Plebe year, June has had tendencies toward being a ladies ' man. and could be found at every hop. Since Second Class cruise, he has written consistently to a certain West Coast city, and says that the West Coast is the only place to go to on graduation. Early Plebe year he had visions of bilging, but after much worrying and boning he found out that it was easier to let Nature have her way, and from then on spent his study hours in the task of writing letters. Although a star athlete in his home state, June, after tn,ing lacrosse for a year, decided to take part in the Radiator Club meetings, and any day after drill he could be heard saying, " How about a little game tonight? " June is always ready to help anyone less savvy, and would do anything for a friend. His winning smile and hearty friendship will make a place for him in the Service. Ke?ito?i Edson Trice ExiD, Oklahom.a " Red " SMILING Red is a product of Oklahoma, of which he is justly proud, and is not backward about having it known. After graduating from Enid High School, where he participated in base- ball and football as well as graduating near the top of his class. Red began his career at the Naval Academy, where, by his cheerful smile and willing- ness, he has won many friends. Although Red is inclined to be backward in the presence of the fairer sex, he always upholds his end of an argu- ment, in which he delights. Red ' s interest in the fairer sex began June Week of Youngster year, and since then he has been a regular member at the hops, where he has become quite adept in the art of dancing. As a charter member of the Radiator Club, Red ' s chief hobby is reading, at which he can usually be found, even to translating certain Spanish publica- tions when other reading matter is scarce. " By their fruits ye shall know them. " Red is a " friend in need " and therefore a " friend indeed, " being popular and well liked by all who know him. The gym knows him well, and he has held an out- field position on the class baseball team regularly. We hope to ship with Red again, and know he will make friends in the Fleet as fast as he has here, and will hold them as long. Lacrosse: Class (4. 3) Class Numerals - " r r r f r ' r ' r r r I Baseball: Class (1, 2). U. S. S. CALDWELL— After Lieuten- ant James R. Caldwell, who served in the War with Tripoli and was killed in action during that war. His name is one of the six inscribed on the Tripoli Monument. (Destroyer No. 69) TTTT I 166 r r f f r ■ f r r f f r r f ' j : i±LL±HLj ' t ' .rj ' T-T-r Lester ' efijciffiiti zJ Cye North Tonawanda, New York " Rosie " " Les " LES was born in North Tonawanda, and just previous to his entrance into the Academy at- tended high school in the same city. While there, he played four years of football, and, since athletes are generally popular, it must have been so with our Les. He began his naval career in the olden days when Plebes were Plebes, and there were no shock ab- sorbers served with brooms. He has had a hard scrap against the Academic Department. The first time the link was broken by such remarks as, " Oh Me, Oh Mye. Que hhtinia! Que cabeza! " But in a few months he returned. They had him scared for awhile, but finally gave in, and he is still here. Mye says that he can navigate " three sheets in the wind. " One glimpse of his cherubic face, however, would cause a verdict of " not guilty " to be rendered. He also tells us that he can get along very well with- out the " feminine touch " ; however, only in a case of dire necessity such as being shipwrecked on a desert island. He has been a constant member of the weak squad, but he does have quite a bit of weight to pull up and to push around. His only explanation is the condition developed by his two chins daily. Here ' s how, Rosie! Robert Jerree (Carti?! York, Pennsylvania " B ' lsmark " " Boh " BOB was born in York, and up to the time of joining our circle spent his life there. During his schooldays at York High School he indulged in athletics, playing in various sports, and was prom- inent in the school social life. He made many friends who saw his ability as a leader, and they chose him president of their class. Then came the great moment. One fair morn- ing, amid many predictions of future fame, our own Bismark set sail from the city of York to cast his lot with the " pampered pets. " If you have not heard of this city of his, ask him about it and you will soon learn by his convincing statements that it is the best one in the world. Football and baseball are the only sports which have attracted him during his stay by the Severn. When it comes to aquatic sports he swims like an anchor and after he has left the pool it looks like a puddle. The Academic Department has never held any horrors for him. Somehow or other he has eluded all the traps so carefully laid to ensnare him. When the girls see Bismark they flock from all sides. But he spurns them all. Did I say allf Truly, he is a constant lover and will make a model husband. ' Bkomfield ' J itiller Qor7iell Columbia, South Carolina " Bud " " Undertaker " " Sargent " BORN in Charleston, Bud followed the usual course until he entered Porter Military Academy. His pursuit of knowledge at this place included a course in the R. O. T. C, in which he attained the rank of Lieutenant. In August of 1923 the portals of the Naval Academy were opened to receive this lanky lad. Al- though missing plebe summer, he soon learned the ropes, and in the advance engagements with the Academics showed the stuff that makes naval of- ficers. Despite the fact that Undertaker did no more than the average amount of work, we find him after four years of struggle for the survival of the fittest standing well toward the top of the class. In athletics Bud has been a constant booster, track being his long suit. Not satisfied with class awards, he has worked hard for a regular berth on the Navy squad. During the winter months, when a less ambitious man would be prone to turn to bridge for diversion, this would-be Admiral donned the gloves and swapped punches with Spike Webb ' s proteges until track season came along and the call of the cinder path would not be denied. About Sargent ' s relations with the femmes. He was a dark horse in this respect for about a year and a half, but met his Waterloo the last night of Christmas leave Youngster year. Since that mem- orable night he has been a changed man. Here is one who will go far. Best o ' luck, Bud ! Football: Class (2); Track: Squad (S, 2) Class Numerals (4) NaTv Numerals (3) PIchc Team; Boxinij: Squad (2); Cross Country: Squad (S). ' ■ ::: r r ' f r ' r r ' f ■ r ' y i ' r m p ' .- f Leonard ' radshaiv Southerland Fort Payne, Alabama " Sheik " SHEIK came to us late in July of Plebe sum- mer, and somehow he has stayed. He prepped at De Kalb County High School, but we ' re in doubt whether to credit him or his schooling for his subsequent achievements. Since then, how- ever, he has blossomed into his own, and if his weekly sallies are any indication, neighboring cities will nev er recover from the shock of his departure. Sheik is prejudiced against all forms of idealism, and we wonder by what standards he judges him- self and his fellows. " Live and let live " fits him to perfection ; he has no criticism for other than its immediate effect on the victim. Then, however, his quick wit and scathing remarks would do credit to a much worthier cause. Ambitious? Well, yes — if a skag, a Cosmo, chow, and time to caulk can be called ambitions. The wrestling loft and tennis courts know him well, however. As a plebe Sheik was popular and ratey; as an upper-classman he did not change — he merely ex- panded. Rough on plebes and the underclasses when necessary to his dignity, his natural desire to be easy-going keeps him from overdoing it. Sheik has his convictions, and lives by them. Non- reg, rebellious perhaps, and lazy to excess, he yet manages to get by with little or no trouble. A potential star, both in athletics and in the Acs, he prefers mediocrity with its corresponding decrease in output. V. S. S. GWIN— After Lieutenant Com- mander William Gwin, who rendered distinguished service in western waters and in the Mississippi Squad- ron during the Civil War. He was mortally wounded while commanding a division of vessels in the attack on WrettUng: Class (2. 1). ::k Uirrr-T tt-i t t r t t t i r r t t t t r t t t i t f t t t t t ' - I ' .i ' r ' f r , , r r f f r f r ' l ;; - ' yi? ? ( ozifie broach Pachuta, Mississippi " Miss " " Jackie " HIS education began at the C lark County Agri- cultural High School; his military experi- ence had its birth in the Reserve Officers ' Training Corps of Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College; and his naval career received its impulse with us. Savvy, with the failing of being distressingly the opposite at times, Miss is lazy by virtue of last month ' s good marks and law-abiding by virtue of a still small voice which, with disquieting proddings, absolutely refuses to allow his feet to tread the primrose paths of any variety of dalliance. A voice from the bed, " Say, pitch the matches over here, will you? " and he ' s off for another night with the neighbor ' s latest magazine and a borrowed skag. An evening spent on his bed was Miss ' idea of the end of a perfect day until the Academic Department gave him a slipstick to play with. During waking hours he ' s willing to enter- tain anybody who will listen with his clever stock stories beginning, " Now, before I came to the Academy — , " various tales of the cruises, or thrilling reminiscences of leaves, together with fre- quent outbursts of his raucous laughter. Fortu- nately his New England conscience invariably pre- vents him from actually executing the romantic deeds of his imagination. ( J)fCilto?t dolphus Natiofi McLeansboro, Illinois " Lejtf WELL, here he is, a lad with his heart set on the Navy; that is, most of the time, but the rest of the time he alone knows where his heart is. Many think that it may be back in the Southern tip of Illinois, and it is easy to guess that back in that part of the West he did lots to make himself what he was when we first knew him as a plebe. Lefty found everything easy at home and North- western, but he wanted something easier, so the Naval Academy became his long-desired home. It all worked fine for the boy, for the Acs didn ' t bother him. The big surprise came when he be- came industrious and went out for athletics, until he became Navy team stuff. There was no hitting of the books for Lefty when there was any playing to be done. But he was diverted from all this playing when he found that after the first two months he was pulling down the average of the first battalion in Seaman- ship. This made him consider the matter thoroughly, and then the first batt was again in first place. He proves for us that a changing nature has its own way. As a friend and companion. Lefty is hard to beat. He has those admirable qualities that insure success, and we all hope and expect to hear more of him in the future. Lacrossf: Cinss ' .?. 2); Glee Club (3, 2, 1): Choir (4, S, 2, 1). r ' r n r ' r n r U. S. S. CONNER— After Commodore TJavid Conner, who served as a mid- shipman during the war of 1812 and was wounded in action. Later he served as Navy Commissioner and commanded the Home Squadron in the War with Mexico, 184M7. (Destroyer K _ No. 72) r Football: B Squad (1) Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Baseball: Class (4); Lacrosse: Class (2); Water Polo: Man- ager (1) Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Reef Points Staff (1). lir » ! TT T I r r T TT TT T TT TT TT r » I T r T T T T 111 169 .pi Jrank Temple Qorhin Altooxa, Pennsylvania t rankle RLIT ' lesson today, wife. Wake me up before class. " The only things that keep the stars ofi the full dress collar of this prodigy of Nep- tune are his inveterate loathing for work and his equally portentous love for a soft bed. Frankie, being " dififerent, " became famous among us (or should we say marked?) in an unusual way. His is the distinction of being the only man in the Navy who can fall out of ranks keeping both feet in place, though he lost two prominent masticators in the demonstration. How was he to know that the stone floor at Sick Bay is harder than the things he has been cracking nuts with all his life? According to his own report, his experiences with the other sex have been wide and varied. To quote him, " This falling in love stufif may be all right, but for me, I love ' em all and marry none. " A siire sign that when he does fall he never will reach bottom. Born with a technical mind, he has never experi- enced much difficulty with the Academics, and with him anything once learned is never forgotten. He has made not a few of the various squads, both athletic and otherwise. However, by far his greatest asset in the future will be his fine personality, into which is molded all of those little and big things that are essential to a naval officer. Jrederic Shroni Hahccher LiTiTz, Pennsylvania " Fritz " " Freddie " IN spite of an inherent leaning toward the liter- ary world of Shakespeare or de Maupassant, Fritz intensifies his efforts in the fields of crew and lacrosse, and perhaps we might call him an athlete because of his efforts alone. Fred, in his nonchalant way of receiving the world in general, has shown to us that it is possible to be in a joking mood and an earnest one at the same time. Always joking, always happy, always smiling, he yet has underneath these apparent traits a heart of the largest capacity of understanding, sympathy and good will that there ever could pos- sibly be. The perpetual grouch-like impression one gathers by first glance at this exhibit only serves to camouflage his true cheerful disposition. Wimmen ! A-a-h ! In Fred ' s heart there is an urmiolested portion that is still waiting for someone. One little Vest Coast lassie almost caused that un- molested portion to turn handsprings, but the cruise can ' t last forever, and because it did end so soon we still have Fred available for our bachelor break- fasts. It is hard to tell what Fred will do in the Serv- ice. If his achievements are as great as those in his academic career, we shall expect great things from him in future years. Here ' s to you, Fritz. May we be shipmates again ! Soccer: Class (•- ' . ; (1). Class Xunicrals - r- r r- r r r r r U. S. S. STOCKTON— After Commo- dore Robert Field Stockton, who served in the War of 1812, the War with Algiers, and the Mexican War. He establi :hed the provisional govern- ment of California, and caused the abolition of flogging as a punishment. (Destroyer No. 73) Crciv Ctiiss 150 ' Pound Squad (2); Lacrosse: (. ): Choir (4); , fasQucradcrs (2. 1): Masked K (2. IJ. Sf X 170 r r ' r f f r ' r r r t ' r r r iJLLliXLiv f f r ' f T ' f r ' T ' r r-r 1810, Jan. 2. Na- poleon Instructed King of Naples to seize all American vessels and their cargoes Roliuid Jremont T ' ryce Eben ' sburg, Pennsylvania " Monty " " Precio " " Rollo " ROLLO is the lowest of all Pryces. Measur- ing from the bottom of his flat feet to the top of his Staycombed hair he is just a little taller than the five-foot passageway on the Utah, where he re- sided in more or less comfort Second Class cruise. Did you ever open this fellow ' s door and see him dressed? No, he was always fooling around until he just had to hurry. Monty comes from the state of pretzels and — well, tea now, and it must have been his failing for these that gave him his robust physique. Monty became popular his Plebe year, and as a result of his popularity and carefree ideas, Rollo, at about nine-fifteen began to look for his bathing trunks and other useful gear. His hobby, if he had one, was " fooling around. " If you suddenly felt your ribs knocking against each other all you needed to say was, " Hello, Precio. " Using the language of the he-cow, we can say that Rollo is one good athlete. He claims that if the hundred-yard dash wasn ' t so far to run he would make it in better time. But, casting the he-cow aside, Rollo is a neat soccer player, and has an un- canny knack of footwork. His dying regrets will be that Army would never play us in the game of bruised and swollen shins. Monty is a true friend, the best pal one could wish for, and the best of success is merited by him. Track: Sqtiad (2) Class (4, 3) Caf- tain Class (4) Class Numerals (4. 3) .Vni ' v Numerals (2); Soccer: Sguaii (!, 2. 1) Block N (1) All Americ an Team (1) Navy Numerals (4, 3, 2) Plebe Team; Basketball: Class (4, 3, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4). M. -5 James Sturgis IV ' iUis - Clarksburg, West Virginia " Jim " Don Juan " JIM came to the Naval Academy almost con- vinced that his time would be up in February. We are glad to say these prophecies turned false. Although the first three months presented rather rough sailing, he averted disaster by forgetting Christmas leave in favor of the Academics. Since this first surprise, his High School profs have been noting with pleasure and " I told you so " expres- sions the annual improvement in class standing. There are three main subdivisions of the average Mid ' s activities; Studies, Athletics, Girls. To state these according to Jimmie ' s preference the reverse order should be employed. However, it makes little difference to Jim if the scene of action is the foot- ball field or the ballroom floor. The examination room is naturally less alluring, and the best of us get embarrassed there. This easy bearing and an assuming air are character traits of Jim ' s which are well worth mentioning. In conversation, Jim is a trifle reserved, but his remarks are usually weighty or contain a choice bit of underlying humor. His ambition has been to wear a football N, but the Ac Department has surely and successfully barred his path. So far in his young life Jimmie has made a suc- cess of most of his undertakings. A likeable com- rade, one who has made many friends and still has them, goes out to the Fleet. f r r- ' w — r ' f p p r V. S. S. MANLEY — After Captain John Manley, who was appointed ty General Washington to command the Lee, the first Continental ship to get to sea. Later he became a privateers- man and accounted for a number of transports. (Destroyer No. 74) Football: B Squad (4, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (2, 1); Rece{ tion Committee (2, 1) ; Hot Committee (1) Ring Dance Committee. r r r- f r r r r r r ' r r« rg M ' f ' f ' f ' y M ' r p t ' f r ' T 1810, May 1. British and French armed vessels excluded from American waters due to war raging in Europe Levi James Knight, J? OcALA, Florida " Levi " " Jim ' YES, sir, he ' s direct from a full-grown Florida alligator, the land of romance and real estate. Levi was born on a portion of that fast-selling soil of Florida. His boyhood days were spent re- lieving the poor farmer of his oranges, sugar cane and melons. Later he attended Ocala High School, where he was known as the athletic hero, serving his school in football and track. Levi is known as a good judge of feminine beauty, but seldom drags. He has, however, been a con- sistent stag at the hops. The dainty white bed claims him in less time than it takes to tell. In fact, when he drapes him- self upon it, considerable cajolery is necessary to ex- tract him from its luxurious folds. Here Jim has been the King of conversational artists, being gifted with a silver tongue, not with- out its twists and turns in the direction of sarcasm and wit, which asset has rendered him a highly rec- ognized official of the Radiator Club. As an ath- lete, Levi ' s abilities, although potential, are not to be shunned, for many times has he proven his mettle in the athletic world of the companies. Even an unimaginative mind could presuppose that Jim ' s career in the service will be one not lack- ing in distinction nor in success, and we join in wishing him the best. B ' • ' ) - zArgyll Cdwi?! Buckley Bremerton, Washington " Buck " " Buckie " UCK was born in the great Pacific Northwest, in Pullman, Washington. He spent most of his childhood on the shores of the beautiful lake of Coeur d ' Alene, Idaho, and then moved to Bremer- ton, Washington. Here he attended Lhiion High School, and with an excellent athletic record came to the Ensign Factory on the Severn. Though he has not broken any world ' s records he has been a consistent worker on the soccer and track squads. As a dependable hundred-yard man and a bulwark of the half-back line, he has proven his worth to the Navy. However, he has not en- tirely neglected the Radiator Club, and when he is not out for his two favorite sports his voice can be heard uplifted in praise of his home state, or some 4.0 that he met at the last hop. While Buck is not a stivoir, he is usually pretty lucky in fooling the Acs, and while he knows what a tree is he never has worried about being among those found wanting at the end of the term. Buck doesn ' t drag very often, but can usually be found standing by in the stag line. The fair sex has an irresistible attraction for him, and he never will forget the memorable trip to " Gay Paree " Youngster Cruise, and the " Mademoiselles " of that famous city, not to mention the Flemish flappers of Antwerp and the Walloon women of Brussels. " Yeah, that may be so, but you ought to see the ones they ' ve got in Seattle. " r r r T TJ. S. S. WICKES— After Captain Lam- bert Wickes. In 1776 he commanded the Reprisal, taking Benjamin Frank- lin to France. On the return trip the Reprisal foundered on the coast of Newfoundland, and Captain Wickes went down with his ship. (Destroyer No. 75) TTTtTTTTM Track: Squad (3, 2, 1) Class Numerals a, 2): Soccer: Squad (3. 2. 1) Block N (IJ Navv Numerals (1. 3, 2) Plebc Team; Water Polo: Class (2). h . k 1 r 172 r r f r r JLiL ' f f f tUl VJ 1810, May. Na- poleon ' s decree to confiscate Ameri- can vessels and their cargoes In all French waters Lelcuid Ralph Lampman Angola, Indiana " Abie " ALTHOUGH appointed from Angola, Abie ar- rived at that city after several years spent in Rockford, Illinois, his birthplace, and La Grange, Indiana. Graduating from Angola High School in ' 23 with a successful basicctball career behind him, he left a promising profession of machine designing for an appointment to the Academy. Consequently, those dark hours of the past wherein so many strove with the cross-section, the projection, and the fa- mous " sketch and describe " have held no shadow of the tree for him. While the radiator has come in for its due share of punishment, this lad has been seen in many fields of activity during his four-year sojourn here. Pos- sessed of a fair voice and a fluent line, he has taken part in many class and battalion shows, and has de- lighted many an audience with his talents. Nor has he neglected athletics. Although not of first- team caliber, he has shown ability in nearly every sport. He is much addicted to relating various incidences of youth and youthful amours. After seeing him with the French maid in the Second Class Show, though, we do not wonder that he gets by big with the girls. We hope to be shipmates with Abie again, and have no doubt that a successful career will be his. Track: Class (S); Basketball: (4, 3, 2. 1): Gymkhana: Cast (4 1): Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Choir (4, 2, I); Class Show (2). liird " J e ijami i Levin New H.-wen. Connecticut " Sailor " " Yiddish " " Dick " SAILOR gained his first knowledge of the Navy from the eastern end of Brooklyn bridge, but Hendersonville, North Carolina, Pleasantville, New York, and finally New Haven have successively claimed him at various periods. In spite of the efforts of the Ac Department, he has managed to more than hold his own here, and among his most noteworthy achieve- ments is his successful evasion of conflicts with the Exec Department. Not that he doesn ' t know how Farragut Field looks to the Five Percent, but such excursions are few and far between. Sailor always affects a coiffure suggestive of von Hindenburg or a ki-yi. Although we wouldn ' t go so far as to call him a ladies ' man, still he has an average of two trips a week into the land of the Annapolitans, and it has seldom been for the pur- pose of passing on the current movie production. Being an ex-gob, he is decidedly world-wise, and can discuss freely any subject found in Webster and some not found there. He has concrete assump- tions on any topic of contemporary interest. He has found a regular berth on the gym team, and on afternoons can be seen as a living proof of Darwin ' s theory ' . His performance on the rings and rope are in no way amateurish, we might add. We feel content that he will keep up his good work. ,. ,. ,. ,. r , ,. , . r ' r r r t ' t (i hu t ; f r f f f r f r i ' y f 1810, June 24. U.S. brig Vixen, Lieut. Trippe, fired into by British man-of- war Moselle in Ba- hamas £(hvifi Ruthej-ford %Jiifi Sichle Sherid.ax, Wyomixg " Eddie " " fan " WHEN Van left home to make the Navy his line his Dad lost a real son and the Na y came into the possession of a real man. Normally quiet and unassuming, yet always ready for a good time, this boy has von the friendship and good will of all those who know him. It is a wide gulf between the hurricane deck of a bronco and the slipper}-, pitching deck of a battlewagon, but Van has mastered both with ease. The Academics as- sume no ogre-like proportions to this savvy son of the West, and he has always been able to meet the onslaughts of the Executive Department as well. He is equally at home at a tea fight or in a hunting cabin. Youngster Christmas Leave he became possessed of a sudden poetic mania and proved himself to have no mean ability in that line; for reference ask those who heard his New Year ' s interpretation of " The Night Before Christmas. " His abilities as an entertainer dwarf the best efforts of the inimitable Al or Harn, " Lauder into insignificance. We know not what the future holds in store for us, but anyone with the jovial disposition, the play- fair and work-hard spirit, the general adaptabilities and the keen intuition which Ed possesses cannot help attain whatever he may set for his goal on earth, and we who know him are confident of his success and wish him Godspeed and the best graces of Lady Luck. Jcre Hoiccird Stojfiet Stroldsburg. Fen.vsvl axia " Stof " Jcrc " STROUDSBURG High School claims Jere as one of her most loyal sons. While there, he made an enviable record as an athlete; and perhaps the best tribute paid him by his classmates is that he Avas " one of the gang. " Between High School and Naval Academy he worked at various jobs, from lumberjack to automobile mechanic. Plebe and Youngster years, despite their tribula- tions, had their pleasant moments, and perhaps it is of these that he speaks when he begins, " Now. when I was a Plebe — . " During his First and Second Class years he was unaffected by that rise to power and authority to which so many succumb, a fact that made him liked and respected by his classmates and by underclassmen. Some of the stories he tells of his hunting ex- periences in Pike Count}- and among the crags of the Poconos would make Daniel Boone seem a piker. He returned once from a hunting trip with a storj- of killing three wildcats on the same limb. His home town paper, while maintaining that no two wildcats ever got on the same limb, averred that Midshipmen were officers and gentlemen, and that perhaps the wildcats, hearing the Navy was after them, concluded resistance was useless. Modest, unassuming, somewhat cynical. Jere has made many friends, all of whom wish him the best of good fortune and look forward to future associa- tions. Rifie: Squad (1, 2) Exfert Rifleman (4) Class (4) a y Sumcrah (2); Wrestling: Class (4. .? Class Numer- als (4, 3). .-i?r:S ITlllT TITTIT T-T-l -Jiil ' • ' ' 1 V. S. S. WOOLSEY— Alter Captain Helancthon Taylor Woolsey, who laid the keel of the Oneida, the first naval vessel built on the Great Lakes. In 18M he made the first display of the American ensign on the Niagara River; and served with distinction in — t th e war of 1812. (Destroyer No. 77) Baseball. iiL. Class (4, .y) Class Xumerals (4. }). mrrr -rr-r r t t t t t t t t tt t T T t I T t r T t T 174 1811, May 16. U. S. frigate President exchanged several shots with sloop Little Belt during the night ■ I ' David ' Basham Overfield Fort Benton, Montana " Bash " " harry " BASH is a true westerner. He was born in Kansas, but soon moved to Montana, where he attended grammar and high school, and reported to the Academy a month after graduating from the latter. Bash lost no time turning to on the Academics. When those bahiiy nights of May came around he always had that margin which allows one to sit back and enjoy his pipe, the Cosmo, and life in general. Only two things ever caused him to miss a hop — that being very seldom — extra duty or a good book. He didn ' t drag so often, but when he did ! As a favorite pastime, writing and receiving let- ters probably holds first place; he doesn ' t consider a day complete imless he has written two or more, and received at least that many. More or less of a savoir himself. Bash would never refuse to help another fellow out when he couldn ' t see through a prob. Always ready to lend a hand in anything that is being done, and with a smile, too, he makes friends wherever he goes, and is the kind one wants for a shipmate. AVe predict a happy and successful career in the Fleet for you. Bash, and send you off with our heartiest wishes for just that. Ulysses S. Qrant Sharp, Jr. Fort Benton, Montana " Ole " ' -Olaf THROUGHOUT his boyhood, Ole had a strong tendency toward the Service, probably because most of his paternal relatives are members of the Army or Navy. Playing " sojer " was his greatest pastime during his early years, and camp- ing out and roughing it became life itself to him as he progressed through grade and high schools. The terrible affliction of a cousin in the First Class was his during Plebe year, and the sins of his kin were transmitted to him threefold. He pros- pered, though, and came to the glory that is an upperclassman ' s with the appellative of " a good Plebe " pinned on him. Socially, the Swede is " there. " Athletically, his activities ha e been confined to the glorification of his class on the cinder path and in the squared ring. Anytime a favor is wanted, be it the standing of a watch or to appease the desire for a smoke, Olaf is always ready with the goods. There is a streak of the philosopher in his attitude toward life. True optimism and many friends go hand in hand, and Ole, by his undaunted cheerfulness, has won him- self a host of them. The time is drawing near when intimacies are to be broken up, but whenever we meet Ole, be it on the ' angtze or in Boston, in ten years or twenty, it will be with a rush of gladness. S I J, |.. y. y ' f f Tiach: Class (3. 2). U. S. S. EVANS— After Rear Admiial Robley Dunglison ( " Fighting Bob " ) Evans. He vigorously upheld the honor of the United States during strained relations with Chile ; com- manded the Iowa at Santiago; and later was commander-in-chief of the IJl r 1 TT T T t f T TT T I TT TT T T T I I TT f I I i V _ y .7 1 175 Johfi Qoiiner Atkeson Columbia, Alabama " Sheik " " Brute " THE desire to follow in his brother ' s footsteps, together with a love of the sea, led Brute to obtain his appointment to the Naval Academy. Be- fore that, he completed the usual high school course in Columbia. He was the average boy, but pos- sessed with the faculty ' of trjing things out for him- self. At first, the Academics had to tree him before he would get to work, but an extra year convinced him that it was the better part of valor to stay sat. The first three years, ever ' leave found him headed straight for home. Of course, there was al- ways a stop-over in going and coming, somewhere in Georgia. But the last Christmas leave found him headed north for Philly. the cit - of brotherly love and excitement. He has not spent many week-ends alone, and we thought for a while he would need a social secretary- to keep his affairs straight. When it comes to tr ing to pull sat in sleep, John should receive a medal for effort. On the cruises he was seldom without his caulking mat. Here he has spent most of his time keeping in the good graces of the Academic Departments, but quite often he might have been found in the s v mming tank or on the small bore rifle range. John has always taken a keen interest in tradi- tions and in what is going on in the Ser ice. He is a quiet, cheerful chap, and one whom we shall be more than glad to ship with again. ; ' eorge IDavid Sullivan Syr.aclse, New York " G.D. " " Sully " ■■ George " ULLY was born in Albany in September, 1905, t J but received his early education in Syracuse Grammar and High Schools, and spent one year in Syracuse University. While in high school he was responsible for quite an improvement in school activ- ities. He came to the Navy because he was unable to get an appointment to West Point, and has been glad of it ever since. At the Naval Academy he was not idle. He studied hard, played hard, and enjoyed his week- ends to the fullest, being a firm believer in doing what you do well. He was war - of the Exec De- partment, and the Academics never could get him down. He loved to understand things that only the savviest of the savvy could see and to gain this end he went to a lot of trouble. He is an only child, but his sense of fair play has prevented him from having that " get me the moon " attitude common to those who are both oldest and youngest of the family. But there seems to be plenty of stars he wants. Every girl he sees is a star, and they all look verj- nearl y the same. He has always been lucky in dragging blind and never once could he be presented with a brick. Sully has the stuff, and we expect to hear of him in the future. May he always go to the bottom of things as he has here, and may he end up at the top. I r i rvr r r w .i?: itt»»im»TT t; » -r-i.i U. S. S. LITTLE — After Captain " George Little, who distinguished him- self by his briUiant conduct in the Revolutionary War. In 1779 he was placed in command of the Boston. Dur- ing the war with France, he captured the Le Berceau and a number of other vessels. (Destroyer No. 79) ' Squad i, 2) Xavv SumeraU (4, S, 2) Plcbe Team. 176 y. r ' r f r r r r r f r f T ! ; ?ngjii ' ' T ' I ' f j_ r ' f f ■ f ■ r ' I ' r ; I 1812, June 23. U. S. squadron engaged i n unsuccessful night pursuit o t the British frigate Belvidera Hudson, Indiana " Charlie " " Pfing " CHARLIE always had a longing for the rolling, billowy sea. They say that even as a mere babe, before he learned his present graceful ease of locomotion, he used to swagger across the room from chair to chair just to show the folks how sea-going he was. So after graduating from Ashley High School he packed his wooden ships, bade a fond farewell to his beloved Hudson, and steered a course for that renowned institution where dwell the " spoiled and pampered pets of Uncle Sam. " His frank, ever-ready smile and undaunted opti- mism even in the face of such discouraging or- deals as mid-watches in the fireroom have won for him a host of friends that would be the envy of any politician. Pfing never had any troubles with the Academics, being about the closest approximation we have ever found to that ideal engine in which the energy ex- pended is rewarded by an equal amount of work done. The story is told on him that he has a habit of mistaking release from rooms at nine-thirty for reveille, turning his bed back, and dressing for breakfast. For athletic accomplishments, just glance at that list below. Charlie was one of the first of the class to receive that much-coveted block " N. " A true friend, a dependable pal, possessed with a rare personality. We have no doubt but that Charlie will come out on top. Herbert John T ' fingstag Hudson, Indiana " Herb " SCORNING the more mundane pursuits of life, Pfingstag (pronounced as spelt, only not so much so) has kept strictly to the paths of knowledge since his advent in Newport, Kentucky. After amazing the natives of Hudson for four years in high school, he grasped his diploma and headed West to complete his learning. At the University of Southern California, how- ever, he found the lure of Mack Sennett ' s bathing beauties most inconducive to study, so he reluctantly hied himself back to Indiana. But the salt water lure proved more enticing than the plains, so after completing sophomore year he headed for the East Coast. By judicious use of horn-rimmed glasses he has stood high in his class academically, and has worn the same star for so long it has nearly lost its twinkle. Having plenty of spare time, he went out for soccer, basketball, and baseball, being one of the old standbys on each of these squads. Always ready to work out the hard probs for the entire company, or lend gloves, skivvies, or advice to those who were needy. Herb has proved himself a friend indeed to all. Although somewhat diffident toward the fair sex, he can always produce a whole sheaf of pink-scented missives, and though he has never requested it. Herb is a man for whom one could safely drag blind. Could more be said? Baseball: Squad (2) Class (3) Class Numerals (4) Navy Numerals (2) Plebe Team: Soccer: Squad (3, 2, J) Block N (3, 1) Nav Numerals (4, 2) Plebe Team: Basketball: Class (3, 2, 1) Caftain Class (2) Navy Nu- merals (4) Plebe Team. - P f " B tr. S. S. KIMBERLY— After Rear Ad- miral Lewis Ashfield Klmherly, who early served on the Potomac in blockading duty in 1861-62. He was ex- ecutive officer of the Hartford at Mo- bile Bay, after which he received warm commendation for gallant and efficient service. (Sestioyer No. 80) r-r ' TT -r-r-rrl r Y t n t tT ' t T T T r T-TT Baseball: Class (4, 3, 2) Class Numerals (4); Soccer: Class (4, 3) Class Nu- merals (4, 3j: Basketball: Class (3, 1): Star (4. 3, 2, 1). . 177 Joh?i Will ' uini Qhittenden Anderson, Indiana " Chitty " " Jack " THEN here is Chittenden, b goes about with an air of always being up to something, so that one is tempted to say, " Ah, I know you now, Jack Chittenden. " He is a man of peculiar traits and varied career. His greatest accomplishment is the ability to talk longer on one topic than any other living mortal, and that is where the varied career comes in. Toward the end of his Plebe year, he was forced to enter the hospital, apparently from appendix dis- orders, but some say it was because of exhaustion brought on by a year of continuous jaw-wagging. Upon his return he found orders to join the class of 1927. Since then, he has bi-annually tried to see how closely he can pass the Academic Department without a casualty, but as many people say of debts, he says of low grades, " I wouldn ' t know what to do without them. " He was all set for several seasons in the ring until another illness smote him, and so we now see him a gentleman of much spare time, deft with cup or thirteen cards, whichever is being dealt. His posi- tion in any drawing room is assured. His biog- rapher runs no risk, mind you, in saying that here is t hat rare sort to whom four out of every five invita- tions will be sent while the fifth will try yet again for him. Could there be a doubt that he will not be a useful and very pleasing man to have on the ship it must be discarded. This, then, is John William! T c La " Bane ■R Funk, Nebraska jr ' -Dclv " " Rcii O THE casual observer frequently errs in his judgment of lanky men. There are those who opine that the ideal type designed to produce prolonged fluttering in feminine hearts is designed on a generous scale and originates in the wider of the open spaces, sometimes known as the Corn Belt. This is not always the case, and we are happy to present a Red Mike of the deepest dye, who comes from so far out in the silo country that his mental attitude still wavers between soy beans and sweet clover. It took him a year on the Severn to really learn to know himself, but after having met and become fully acquainted with the fascinating personality that was his, he blossomed forth as a cornfed philosopher, and resulting epigrams are history. His activities have been confined to those quaint Swedish observances practiced in the gymnasium. He has spent five happy years on the weak squad, to say nothing of the more onerous hours learning to swim. Reamor is a man ordinarily hard to know. He keeps his own counsel, and covers beneath an ap parently stolid exterior a wealth of grey matter, a keen wit, and a sturdy sense of humor. It is un- fortunate that his aversion to work, and more par- ticularly to study, is so pronounced. But we believe lie will get there. Boxinq: IHchr Team; n. 2). Juice Gang - ? TTX U. S. S. SIGOURNEY— After Midship- man James Butler Sigourney. He was captured in the Nautilus shortly after the commencement of the War of 1812. In command of the schoone " " Asp, he was killed in an action with three British barges in the Chesa- peake 1813. (Destroyer No. 81) I rw r ' f r r ' r r r f f r-r IIJL ' I ' f f r ' f T ' r ' ' f f rn 18 12, July 17-21. Constitution, C a p- tain Hull, escaped British squadron after long, danger- ous pursuit Eugene L,ee Lugibihl FiNDLAY. Ohio OHIO came within an ace of being the birth- place of another President when Gene chose the city of Lima for his first stamping grounds. But he thought the gold braid of the Commander- in-Chief would better suit him than the staid frock- coat and two-gallon hat that marks the office of the other dignitary. Information regarding the earlier episodes of his career is scarce and brief, but we have gathered that he was able to suppress his sea- going ambitions until he had left the portals of Findlay High. He selected ' 26 as the class for his debut at the Naval Academy, but an unsuccessful battle with the Academics cramped his progress for a time. He returned in the fall and entered with ' 27 — a move that has been especially enjoyable to all members of that class. In one respect Gene has been very unlucky, hav- ing lost six roommates during his academic career. All have sought their fortunes on the outside. Gene is a soccer player, and went out for base- ball at different times, but the tennis courts get most of his attention. Yes, he likes a good hop, but is rather critical, and often thinks the fourth or fifth time before dragging to any of them. The biggest thing about him, though, is that he doesn ' t allow much of himself to be paraded before the public. We know him as a quiet, unassuming fellow, and wish him all luck and success. Palo Alto, Caliiorni. •Red " DESIROUS of getting a good start, Red was born four thousand feet above sea level in Colorado. After migrating from Colorado to Oregon and then to California, it was found profit- able to educate Red in Palo Alto High School, al- though from his external appearance it seemed that he was brilliant enough. During his high school career and one year at Stanford, Ash was popular in athletics, making let- ters and numerals in football and soccer. After a year in college, with plenty of hard work in oil fields during vacation. Red succumbed to the call of travel that comes once in every man ' s life and came to the Naval Academy. During his sojourn with us, Red has made good in soccer and other athletics. Although he is rest- less and wishes at all times to be moving about, a game of bridge will always settle him for a few hours at least. Red has pronounced tendencies toward the ladies. " A rag, a bone, and a hank of hair " constitute for him a femme, and according to him none are below two-five. He believes in a maximum output with a mini- mum input when it comes to studying. His evening study period consists of three parts ; inquiring what classes are tomorrow, writing a letter to California, and turning in. TT " - r ' ' ■ !- f-r U. S. S. GREGORY— After Rear Ad- miral Francis Hoyt Gregory. During the War of 1812 he commanded a boat from the Vesuvius with which he captured a British slaver. Later he captured five piratical vessels. He was made a Rear Admiral in the Civil War. (Destroyer No. 82) ■ ' ■1 Soccer: Squad (S) Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (1) Nazy Numerals (4, 3} Plcbe Tcarn; Lucky Bag: Business Staff (2) Circulatiou Staff (1): Gymkhana: Committee (2). 2Z . r 1 179 i£ _L_x_x:_i: f f ■ f t ' f « r y I a F ' p F ' r " " 1812, Jnly 19. U. S. brig Oneida suc- cessfully resisted capture by British squadron on Lake Erie f f f Herbert Qdrl Zitzewitz C hicago, Illinois " Herb " " Zitz " ' " T HIS son of Chicago first sought higher learn- X ing at the University of Illinois, but he found that life at a co-educational institution was too strenuous, so after a year of high life took refuge in this haven of bachelors, where he could be safe from women at least during Plebe year, and where he could pursue elusive knowledge. He did this so successfully that we usually find him surrounded by a group composed of the haggard faces of those less fortunate whose query, " Hey, Zitz, will you do this prob? " is forever ringing in his ears. And with an airy nonchalance he finds the hidden catch and hands the prob back solved. However, do not suppose that this professor ' s joy and pride shines only in scholastic circles. During Youngster year he emerged from the hard shell of a Red Mike to become one of our feminine charmers. Battling with the Academics and heartbroken girls should keep any normal person busy enough, but this versatile young man thought his triumphs only too few, and looked about for new worlds to conquer, with the result that he flipped and tumbled his way into fame as a gymnast. With all these avocations, naturally " Herb " gained many honors, but greater than all is the rep- utation he enjoys as a modest, true, all-around man, whom wc are all pnnul to call a friend. ! Qharles ' Donald rifin Washingtox, D. C. ■ ' Don " A STEADY advocate of bridge during the winter months, Don has to stretch out his frame when the call of Spring comes and his thoughts turn to tennis. As a result, we find him any afternoon wielding a wicked racquet out on the tennis courts, and in this sport he can navigate his long arms and legs to good advantage. But don ' t think, though, that tennis is all that claims his thoughts during the Spring. He still finds plenty of time to drag to every hop, and, of course, his thoughts always turn to other things then. " What ' s all that noise in the back corridor? " That must be Don in an argument again. In this favorite all-year-round pastime of his, it is generally conceded that he is able to make more noise than anyone on the deck, including the assistants. When the argument stops, and he begins to get playful, just stand from under. In these moods he will throw chairs, brooms, or anything else in reach. Plebe year, Don started off with a bang, and succeeded in wearing a star on his full dress Youngster year. But Skinny and a fondness for turning in early later proved too much for the stellar ornament. Despite this, he has proved that he is savvy enough to get things without much boning, and he comes out topside in everything he does. Cymnasinm: S(]uaJ (S, 2, 1) Inter- cuUcfiiatc Chamf ' iou Tumbling (3) Block N (S, 2) A ' ni ' V Numerals (4) Plebe Team; Class Supf ' Cr Committee ; Gymkhana: Cast (4, 3, 2, 1): Star (4, 3. 2. 1). .- r r- r r ' r r r- r- -rnri ' TTTf Tennis: Squad (3, 2) Navy Numerals (4, 3, 2) Plebe Team; Gynihhana: Cast (4); Star (4). V. S. S. STRINGHAH— After Rear Ad- miral Silas Horton Stringham. He served in the War of 1812 on board the President in her engagements ' with the Little Belt and the Belvidere. Later he captured a pirate schooner in l the West Indies. (Destroyer No. 83) jI .t-t., t, ■ ' t t r t t t r t r T T tt - 1 1X(1 I y . ,1 ,. f , . ,. ,. r r r f r ' 181J, Aug. 13. U.S. frigate Essex cap- tured the British sloop Alert. First naval action of the War of 1812 S g jJL f J J J ■ f ' r ■ fJL f ' _ f J LLJ,i J L I ' r " 1 Robert -JJ iCcQumber Barnes Wahpeton, North Dakota ■•Bob " WAHPETON holds claim to the honor of hav- ing produced and trained our Bobby. He began his scholastic career at the Wahpeton Gram- mar School, and later continued his training at the local High School. After having proved to be a source of great joy and satisfaction to all the school- marms out there, he proceeded to matriculate in this institution of higher learning. Although he has learned a great many things from books, there is one art which he has always been forced to bow to, the science of correct swim- ming. Every afternoon the word echoes through the halls, provoking anger among some and proving to be a standing joke among others: " Now the sub and weak squads will fall in at four forty-five. " Thus endeth a perfect day. Peace and calm reign once more. Our young lad Robert has swam into the hearts of all his classmates, and has snaked himself into the hearts of our fair admirers in Crabtown and neighboring cities. As a plebe meekest of the meek, and as an upper- classman ratiest of the ratey, Bob is always pardoned for his various slips, for ' tis here that he is properly appreciated. At home at the bridge table, equally well as on the wrestling mat, his characteristics are sure to bring success. t T)o7iald ( eorge ' Burt Bradford, Pennsylvania Don ' " ' I " HE Pennsylwania Wolunteers went wio- J. lently down the walley, — etc. " This red-faced lad from the Keystone State had just one battle with the Ac Department. That battle started in October, 1923, and ended in May, 1927. Several times the Acs came pretty close to scoring a final decisive victory, but each time Don threw off his lethargy, set the Big Ben for five a. m., and succeeded in pulling sat by the skin of his teeth. But in spite of his long trying struggle for con- tinued existence as one of us Don has lost none of his cheerful nature ; and to this day he can prophesy, in his own pessimistic way, just who (besides him- self) is going to get it in the neck, and why. Don is some day going to publish a book on " What ' s wrong with the world and why. " There ' s nothing he enjoys more than a good old gripe-fest and a well- seasoned French briar, his inseparable companion. Don is quite the ladies ' man, and, when he is not trying to pull sat, he seldom misses an opportunity to drag, or at least go, to the hops. Then the ladies are in for a real treat, and how they do flutter around him ! Indeed, Don is loved by all who know him ; and it has been a pleasui ' e to have him as a classmate, a shipmate, and a messmate. He won ' t be the first to get there, but get there he will, of that we feel certain. More power to you, Don, old man ! IVrestliiui: Class (4, S, 2). - T- — f -ir» — in •T ll»TTtT.t.»llTTtrT-| U.S. S. DYER — After Captain N. Mayo Dyer, who entered the volun- teer Navy as a master ' s mate, was promoted to acting master for gal- lantry at Mobile Bay and later be- came a Lieutenant Commander of the regular Navy. He was a captain at , Manila Bay. (Destroyer Ko. 84) TTT TTt t I r T T t T r r ! T T t T T T n 181 FRESH from sunny Georgia, Blackie first de- scended upon us, with a contagious smile and an aversion for the Academics, to begin his naval career. His strongest trait is the ease with which he hits the pap or turns in at Sick Bay. Blackie is usually just a little better than sat, and there ' s always a distant fear prompting his boning. We sometimes hear, " Hey, Bill, what ' s the math? " but usually it is the familiar " How about a little session of bridge? " He has that carefree dis- position of the South and an accompanying weakness for the fair sex which often, on Saturday night, finds him wearing out the deck in Dahlgren Hall. He has an intense love for his native state and consequently is an authority on peaches and baseball in general, and women in particular. We know that Blackie will always remain a true Southerner. Anyone who has been on the mid-watch around the North of Scotland with him cannot refute that. His pet ambition is a life detail in the tropics. Despite his Georgian disposition, we prophesy that he will get along in the Navy. We sincerely hope that the time he has spent in nmning down loga- rithms and checking off math problems will earn for him a well-merited reward. We know that behind his smiling face, he is at heart serious and that he will make a good shipmate. " N JVilliam " y Cillao-e Nation o McLeansboro, Illinois " Bill " OW, you ' ve got me all wrong. I wouldn ' t Gw; II irt ' i freight car. " " Aw, that P-work was fruit. Liuan, now wi I pull sat in sleep? " Thus spoke " Silent Bill. " Old Bill is a true friend and a very likeable chap, always willing to lend or bet his last cent. A charter member of the Radiator Club, a bridge shark, and a true Red Mike. Quiet and unassum- ing, but able to get away with murder. Just let him get under way with that potent line of his and he will bring tears into the eyes of the hardest D. O. that ever signed a pap. " That brother of mine gets socked and I get the demerits! There ain ' t no iustice, I gotta see about that. " And Bill grabbed his hat and dashed madly for the Batt. Office. Savvy? Sure. Always managed to scrape through with a three-three. " If that prof had given me any dailies I would have starred. " And with a snort Bill grabbed the Cosmo, and then was in his element. Underneath Bill ' s gruff exterior, which makes him a terror to the Plebes, you will find a heart of pure gold, and with him as a shipmate, even a coal-burner would be a happy ship. Baseball: Class (S); Tciniis: Squad (2) - r- 1 r r r r r r np- TI. S. S. COLHOUN— After Rear Ad- miral Edmund R. Colhoun. He served under Commodores Conner and Perry at Alvarado and Tobasco in the Mexican War. In the Civil War he commanded the monitor Weehawken. (Destroyer No. 85) A IT I TT T T t t T T T r T I TT TT TTT T I T T T T TT 182 Leslie ' iAniold JhCcirtift SiSTERVILLE, AVeST VIRGINIA " Leslie " " Passion " LESLIE was born among the mountaineers in Sisterville. There he spent his early life and made a reputation as if Destiny had already chosen him for one of her favorites. He attended Sister- ville High School and graduated in 1923, then re- ceived an appointment to the Naval Academy. Not long was he destined to be called Leslie, for soon some of the First Class saw in him a certain characteristic and renamed him Passion. His chief activity, outside of the regular routine, has been with the Orchestra and Masqueraders. Plebe year he devoted his time as a violinist, and Youngster year he was chosen for the cast of the Masqueraders. About the only difficulty he has met with has been in convincing the Physical Department that he really could distinguish one color from another. The Academics worried him very little, and he spent much of his time perusing the Cosmo, doing the Charleston, and writing many letters for feminine eyes to read. He has a tendency toward the beauti- ful and romantic side of life. Even his numerology- tells us that he associates with great thinkers and artists. Leslie has made many friends at the Academy, and we are sure that he will add many more after he goes to the Fleet. fames zAdam Jordan P.ARKERSBL RG, WeST VIRGINIA Jimmy Adam ADAM received his appointment from Parkers- burg although he was born in Topin ' s Grove, and lived in the country imtil he was about twelve years old. It was during these early years that he gained that school-girl complexion. He entered the Academy with the class of 1927 after graduating from the Parkersburg High School. Plebe summer he qualified as an expert rifleman, and this led him to the rifle team, of which he eventually became manager. As to his character — that ' s a long story, but, de- spite other things, we must say that he is very serious- minded in all that he undertakes to do, and always finishes well what he starts. He tends to be a savoir, but is prevented from taking the lead by a dislike of too savvy men and too much work with no play. " Fruit, bring it here. I ' ll show you how it works " — and he does! He is cocksure, and to try to convince him of anything of which he believes otherwise is like trying to move a mountain by talk- ing to it. His biggest fault, to our minds, is that he ' s a Red Mike of the first water. Good-looking, with the afore-mentioned complexion, he holds him- self aloof from such trifles as femmes, much to their sorrow and regret. The fleet will be gaining a good officer when Adam gets his stripe and star. U. S. S. STEVENS — After Captain Thomas Holdup Stevens. He volun- teered for duty on the Great Lakes at the beginning of the War of 1812 and rendered splendid service on the Niagara Frontier and in command of the Trippe at Lake Erie. (Destroyer — 1 Mo. 86) — ■ Rifle: Squad - ' , 2) Class (4) Manager (1) Class Xuiiierals fi, 2) Expert Rifleman (3); Gymkhana: Cast (S, 2). 183 de- He Jrancis Eugene Qromwell LvN ' CHBURG. Virginia " Oliver " " Gene " " Red " OLIVER was born in Baltimore, but is cidedly not another " Baltimore Boy. " is a real Virginian and a true Southerner. Having had a " rat " year at Virginia Poly, Plebe jear at the Academy did not affect him as it did the most of us. Those terrible upper classmen did not scare him, in fact, he almost scared them at times. After Plebe year his vacation was over and he became an ordinary- midshipman. Sa - y? No, that is, not academically. While in Virginia he was quite active, socially speaking, and has missed ver - few Naval Academy activities along the same line. He is an excellent letter writer and seems to have many friends among the fairer sex. Oliver has almost become famous for his wit and his peculiar puns, especially in the English Department. As a roommate he is perfect, except that he must have someone to wait on him; just small matters, such as closing windows, getting slippers, and reminding him of time for formations. Like all midshipmen, Oliver is a great lover of libert)- and leave; at the Academy he will dine out, on the cruise he never misses the first boat, and upon returning from leave he usually hits Bancroft Hall on the double and on the bell. The famous Oliver Cromwell has a ver ' worthy namesake in our Oliver; one who will always make his mark and also make many friendships. Here ' s luck, Oliver! ! t; i ' w i i ? - Theodore Roosevelt Stansbury Harlan " , Kentucky " Coiuboy " " Hooks " ' HIS tall, lean fellow, with his easy move- ments and drawling speech, immediately gives himself away on first appearance. To hear him say, " Harlan? No, suh, not sech a bad place if yuh got yore gun, " you would bet your last skag that here ' s Kentucky. You can ' t help from feeling that this boy could get along any place where there are people. All his characteristics point to the true southern Ken- tuckian that he is. Never misses a chance to see the " Derby " (and incidentally to place a bet). Always ready to give away his last cent, which evinced itself on Youngster Cruise, to the joy of beggars, and to the disgust of his comrades. The latter usually forgave him, knowing that he was urged only by the finest motives. But the sad part is that Cowboy still think he ' s resting in the warm sun of the old South, and that tomorrow it will shine brighter. For some, it may be well that he ' s thus afflicted, for it ' s a cool forty on a recitation ever ' time he reads a lesson half through, even with the distaste he has for the book. In consequence of many jovial evenings spent in his presence, his friends have found that he cer- tainly does not lack wit or humor, and is always there to fit the time, the place and the occasion. Here ' s a compliment for Uncle Sam on picking one good officer, for he ' s sure to succeed with dis- tinction. I r r ' f r r r r V. S. S. McKEE — After Lieutenant Hugh W. McKee, who led the attack of the Naval landing party against the Korean forts on Eango-Hoa Island in 1871. He was mortally wounded in the attack and died later on board the Colorado. (Destroyer No. 47) ;- Football: Class (2. 1); Boxing: Squad (2, 1) Savy umerals (2). Tl TTTTTTrTTTTTtTTTTITTTTT T 184 •| f F ' ILL T F ' I ' f r r r r i- irW : Ms $.- " i- ' t ' i ' !■ !■ i ' i w i ' r f f ' i ' i ' i ' i ' P 1812, Oct. 25. U. S. frigate United States, Captain De- catur, captured the British frigate Macedonian ' ;M£ " S Jloyd Qh dries Q mp Batesville, Arkansas " Walter " AY, where do you get that stuff? All wrong, now — . " This boy can argue a mighty oak into a quivering twig; could even change the name of Arkansas, provided some unsuspecting bystander vouchsafed opinions to the contrary. Given a little time, Walter is destined to become one of the greatest lawyers the sea has ever known, if he should so desire. Desiring is accomplishing with him. Look at the determination shown in set of jaw and chin and doubt it if you can. And yet, withal, there is an undoubted undercur- rent of cold, clear logic in Walter ' s arguments, and it is this quality of level-headed reasoning, this ability to meet men and facts face to face, that have made our Walter one of the most deservingly popular and well-liked men in the class. Always cheerful, and with a ready smile for all, Walter is bound to succeed in his chosen work. A true friend and a staunch supporter, Walter is ever prepared to cast the light of his knowledge on the obscure mazes encountered by bewildered Plebes. His insatiable desire for out-of-the-ordinary facts, and his consistent championing of the under dog, prophesy more than mere words the future success of Walter as an efficient officer and a popular shipn mate. w . Edwin Warrefi Herro?i ViNiTA Oklahoma " Ed " " Fish " AFTER having given the University of Okla- homa a trial, Ed made up his mind to do the same by the Naval Academy. Thus he came amongst us Plebe summer to learn the ancient and honorable profession of arms. It was a great de- cision, and in the few short years since it was made he has clearly vindicated it by amassing the neces- sary knowledge to become an officer and a gentle- man. The above is symbolic of all Ed ' s latter decisions. He rarely errs. He has a clear understanding, a calm wisdom, and a singleness of purpose that make it impossible to change his course or wreck his ship of action. Ed is a confirmed statistician ; he knows and is willing to divulge his knowledge. We can always find him telling somebody the time, drill, uniform, the days ' lesson, or the latest worry from the Powers that Be. He is a true friend of those who know not and know that they know not. Yet Ed answers all our questions with a pa- tience that is almost unbelievable. He has the calm serenity of one who knows and knows that he knows. And with all, Ed has a pleasing personality, a high sense of honor, and a strength of character that makes a friend of every acquaintance. Clear logic, an admirable ambition, a cool de- meanor, and a high sense of honor are the rungs on Ed ' s ladder of success. May he reach the top. J a r r ' r- r ' r- r- r r rjiii, TJ. S. S. ROBINSON — After Captain Isaiah Robinson, who was commis- sioned by the Continental Congress and commanded the Andrea Doria, which captured two British vessels. In the defense of the Delaware River he burned his ship to prevent captare. (Destroyer No. 88) _„T ... A LL. 185 ■r ,, ,, , . r r ' r r f i ' r r r r ' f» r ' r f r r r f f f t 1812, Oct. 29. Con- stitution, Captain Bainbridge, captur- ed British frigate Java off Bahia, Brazil m, £f wiu King ' Pofwert Brooklyn ' . New York ■ ' E,f " Brute " DIRECT from New York, that enticing and cosmopolitan city, came Ed, and in him we have found a man worthy of our highest opinion, and as able as the standards of our Academy and country require. He sprang into fame by his ability to use obstacles as his motive power, and rise, as a kite, against, and not with the wind. His room has been a mecca of those who desire true friendship, and generosity has been synonymous with Ponvcrt since his coming. He almost lost a bunch of pals, though, when he drew a drum and began practicing up for the Hell Cats. But it didn ' t take him long to find out how it was done, and then it wasn ' t so bad. Plebe year he proved himself in baseball, and easily won a Navy berth the following season. His ability in this line and his natural love for the sport account for his success, and though his size has been a handicap, he has been as faithful as any, and is always there when there is a hole to be filled. Ed frequently condescended to grace the hops, but was never over-enthusiastic, and we are confident that he will think long before allowing one of the weaker sex to conquer him. He was a bright spot in every party, with his ready wit and numerous stories, and we know that he will be elcomed with open arms in the Fleet. J Henry Jacques z rmstrong, Jr. S.ALT L.AKE City, Utah Hetnie .irmy L ST another representative of Salt Lake City in ' 27, although this general classification doesn ' t prevent Heinie from being a thorough indi- vidualist and non-conformist. His ideas may be unique, but they are nevertheless original and not subject to impetuous change. Heinie ' s first ambition at the Naval Academy was to wear a star on his full dress collar by virtue of a year spent at the University of Utah. But cruel fate by way of the Academic Depart- ment decreed otherwise. Thus some months found Heinie up in the clouds, and others down in the depths. However, this is altogether in harmony with his temperament, which knows no middle course. Naturally, anyone afflicted with tempera- ment must have some means of outlet to his pent- up feelings. Not to be an exception, Heinie uses a saxophone. Before joining the Navy, Heinie was an R. O. T. C. enthusiast. He ' s a past master at infantr ' drill, but the Navy hasn ' t given him sufficient out- let for his accomplishments in this line. However, we have seen enough fruits of his energetic habits, particularly on the Stage Gang of the Masquerad- ers, to have the opinion well founded that what- ever he sets as his goal, he ' ll come out on top if he has half a chance. Baseball: Squad (3, 2) Xazy Numerals (4, 2) Plebe Team; Borinn: Class (}) Plebe Team: Basketball: Class (3. 2): Reeeflion Commiltee (3. 2. 1): Drum a i(t Bugle Corps (2): Handball: Class (2, 1} Academy Chamt ion (2, I); Pef Committee (I). - ! r f ' IT- r r r- t ' j ' t ' r i U.S. S. RINGGOLD— After Rear Ad- miral CadwaUader Ringgold, who com- manded the Ringgold Expedition in the Pacific. He received the thanks of Congress for the heroic rescue of a Marine transport and of the Ver- mont. (Destroyer No. 89) Gymkhana : Musical Clubs : Stat e Technician (t). Static Director (1): Stage Ganq (4, 3) (Assistant Manatjer (2) Manager (1) Masked .V (1): Drum and Bugle Corfs (2). !H r " r f r rw r ' r r r r ' r n_n : I I |i n r JLf L ' J_gJ_LLJUlL ' r fr - ' I ' Bf 1813, Feb. 24, U.S. sloop Hornet, M. Comdt. Lawrence, sank the British sloop Peacock in mid ocean Joh?i Smith ' Thach FORDYCE, ArK.ANSAS " Jack " " Jiinmie " SUCCESS without effort is excellent, but con- stant striving for success makes the attain- ment mean so much more. Of the three activities of our life, athletic, social and academic, Jack found the first two most interesting, and in these he excelled. He was well known on the football field, and to him we attribute much of the success of the light Navy crew which was started Second Class year. He has never been known to miss a hop or to overlook any fair lady there. And seldom a Saturday passed that he didn ' t dash out to meet some sweet girl ' s train. But throughout the time the Academics were to Jack what the world must have been to old Atlas — a source of never-ending worry, constantly growing heavier. But this only served as an added inspiration to his intrepid nature, and we find him now with his goal attained. To see Jimmie is to love his sunny disposition, to know him is to want him for a lifelong friend. Throughout his years in the schools of Fordyce he was constantly winning friends, he has added to them here, and now as he enters the Service he will be the sort of man we would choose to have beside us in the work-times and play-times of the future. Jack has e ery characteristic of a true gentleman of the old South, and these, combined with his high ideals, ar? bound to gain for him a career of suc- cess and happiness. i Nathaniel T ' aylor Roberts Pine Bluff, Arkansas " Taylor " " Brute " TAYLOR hails from the Sunny South and is proud of it. He came to us after leading a life of comparative ease and comfort, and found a different home under one of the sheltering wings of Bancroft Hall. Everything went well until he landed high and dry on the very first weekly tree posted. This roused his fighting spirit and for the next month he could be heard getting up before dawn to bone math. He has been making sensational bursts of speed ever since then. Taylor claims to be a Red Mike at heart, but when a man gets seven letters in one delivery and then has nerve enough to wonder where the rest of his mail can be, it looks as if he will be compelled to give up the title. He was unusually young when he made his first cruise, but thirty days of feeding a red hot door didn ' t seem to faze him the least bit. And with the organization of a hundred and fifty-pound crew, Taylor became an athlete, and rowed for two years. A perfect gentleman to his finger tips, but hard as nails, Taylor, with his inherent qualities of man- liness, high purpose, and self-respecting individuality, will undoubtedly make good in any undertaking. He has a place in our hearts, and we couldn ' t very well do without him. Football: B Sqmul (4, .?. 2) Navy Nu- merals (4); Ci ' i ' w: 150-Pound Squad (2) Class Numerals (2); Lacrosse: Class (}): IVrestliiui: Class (4, 3). ■- r t 1 r r ' T ' i rrrr U. S. S. McKEAN— After Commodore William Wister McKean, who ren- dered valuable service with Commo- dore David Porter ' s squadron in the West Indies, suppressing piracy. He was also a Lieutenant on the Dale in the Mexican War. (De- — . stroyer No. 90) rjS T T 7 TTTrTTTTTTT-rmr I T ' TT TTT irr V TTrTT Football: Class (4, 3, 2): Crete: 150- Pound Squad; Lacrosse: Class (4, 3); Wrestling: Class (4. 3. 1). 187 ■■I r t ' t " r ' r ' f I " ! ■ r ww r r ' Cvron ' Thomas £va?is CoALTox, Ohio " Chester " " Empty " THIS potential salt ceased to exist as a bold and dashing horseman of the Culver Black Horse troop in June, ' 23, and started a seagoing career that August. It is whispered about by those who know that the Coalton Weekly Zephyr broad- cast his departure for Crabtown in a heading of three-inch letters, " Culver ' s Loss is Navy ' s Gain. " You are probably acquainted with Sir John Fal- staff, as created by the famous Rill Shakespeare? We feel cjuite sure that Sir John returned to this world via the state of Ohio, and that he is none other than our own Empty. There is an unusual similarity when you pause to consider that rotund countenance supported by an equally spherical phy- sique, a perpetual flow of advice and miraculous id eas, an authoritative manner which is unable in the least to disguise a mammoth heart, a real sense of humor, and the most cheerful of dispositions. His friends, upon investigation, frequently find that he has been the source of a very nice compliment. We have no fear for this lad in years to come, for we know that " all the world loves a lover " and that if life becomes monotonous. Empty will be busily engaged somewhere telling a more or less dubious audience all about the hundreds of world- renowned celebrities who, like himself, started life in a struggling little town somewhere in Ohio. Wendell ( ullefcr Osborti Greensburg, Indi. n.4 " Check " " Brute " " Ozzy " CHECK ' S earlier life was spent in Greensburg, a town famous for a tree growing out of the courthouse tower. After four years at Culver and three in the National Guard, he came here to add more honors, both academically and athletically, to his long list. He entered the Academy with a wonderful athletic record, and has proved his right to it, having three Army-Navy football games to his credit. Check ' s life here has been an interesting one, and he has experienced every thrill that the Academy affords. His military ability won for him the posi- tion of Plebe five-striper. His love of adventure carried him up to the fourth deck Plebe year, and he experienced plenty of it, so he tells us. His great hobby is to possess non-reg clothing, and this proved very disastrous to him on more than one occasion. His ability to make friends is unequaled. Not until Second Class cruise, however, did he ofifer any encouragement to the girls, but fate was against him. His big heart, broad smile, and good fellow- ship have made him a friend never to be forgotten. He is the type of man who makes us want to go " down to the sea in ships. " May the best of luck be with you always. Check, and we hope to see you as Admiral with the most non-reg cap that has ever been devised. Baseball: Class (4, 3, 2, 1); Boxing: Squad (2) Navy Numerals (2); C mlthanu: Roustabout (4); Glee Club (i.2). ::r __ U.S. S. HARDING — After Captain Seth Harding, who captured a num- ber of British vessels wliile in com- mand of the Defence in the Revolu- tionary War. Given command of the Confederacy, he convoyed M. Gerard to France and John Hay to Spain. (Destroyer No. 91) Football: A Squait (K 2, 1) Bloek N (3, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (4) Plebe Team; Sii ' iiumtnij : Class (3) Class Numerals (3): IVater Polo: Class (4) Class Num erals (4); Rhiij Committee. ■ i.frr t TTTT T--r TT rtTTTTTTTTTII rTT T T T T T T t ] ' II 188 y r ' r ' r ' r ' f f f r V f [■ f ' !T ' «i If r f f !■ r f f r r 1813, Aug. 2. U. S. brig Argus, Lieut. Allen, captured by the British brig Pelican in the Irish Sea James Leo Shank Shell Rock, Iowa " Leo " OFT in the stilly night have we been awakened by weird wailings and screechings, and oft have we sprung from our beds in the expectation of seeing our beloved Leo lying in his life ' s blood ; but no, he meets us with a smile on his lips and a whis- pered warning, " Shhh ! I ' m getting Kansas City. " But don ' t get the idea that radio is his only hobby. As a budding young Barr ' more, his impersonation of " Slip-Stick Willie " was the sensation of the Gym- khana. He is an ardent hiker, and might have been seen almost any Vednesday or Saturday, nattily clad in blue shirt, trousers and leggings, ostensibly hunting squirrels but never removing the gun from his shoulder. On pleasant spring days, however, he would forsake his non-reg companions and answer the call of the blue waters of the Severn, his oar flashing in the sun as it helped to send that lean, trim shell gliding onward. Three states ha e shared in raising Leo, and by the way, they raised him quite a bit, all the way up to six feet three. And all three states have left their mark. Iowa gave him his sunny disposition, Seattle his rosy cheeks. But the blue skies of his Virginia childhood are still reflected in his wide and trusting eyes. And these same three states will some day be proud of the honor they give themselves, for we can- not fail to predict a bright future, filled with bril- liant achievements and true friends. Robert Thomas Symes LocKPORT, New York. " Bob " AT last the Math Department is due for some commendation. Through its bilging efforts Bob came into our midst during Plebe year. With his winning ways and true comradeship he immedi- ately proceeded to carve for himself a niche in our hearts which only grows deeper and more perma- nent as time rolls by. Bob has evinced only a spasmodic interest in athletics, although we believe he possesses latent powers. Was he not on the basketball squad Plebe year? The apparent reason for this lack of interest in athletics lies in his consistent boning of the Cosmo and associated. Any other type of boning is absolutely taboo, which perchance explains why we are now graced with his presence. The thought that the gentler sex has resisted his charms is not to be harbored, for one only has to gaze on his raven black hair and ruddy cheek to realize that there must be many broken hearts throughout his scattered ports of call. Gifted with an overflowing well of cheery good humor and the rare knack of being able to express himself. Bob has enlivened many gatherings with the narration of the anecdotes of his prep school days in Washington and his eventful cruises. A parting hint — if you are to escape this man ' s personality, steer clear of his course, for once ex- posed you are infected forever. ■ f r r- ,. r ,. r- r ' r f r i r " ( 1813, Sept. 5. En- terprise, Lieut. Burrows, captured the British brig Boxer off Monhe- gan, Maine JFilliam Sdivard J err all Pittsburgh, Penns- lvania " Pete " " Bill " " TTEY, wifey, bear a hand with the basin; I ' ve X X got to shave. " Thus we are greeted in the morning by our blossom of Pittsburgh, who first became notorious by his excellent exhibition of debating qualities. Each meal left his place a field of scattered food, from the results of his brave attempts to convince his messmates that his home town wasn ' t a rendez- vous of smoke. The mess hall also showed us that nothing could afford Pete more amusement than to be able to witness some poor soul catching a bowl of soup in his lap, or being the target of some other such uncomfortable disaster. At times, though, our playful William adorns himself with a more sophisticated mood. In the evenings when he has assured himself of the probabilities of nothing less than a three for the next day, he will don his sweater, decorated with a twenty-seven, the reward for his abilities on the soccer field, light an odorous pipe, and with the companionship of a novel of the " Flaming Youth " type, he will proceed to enjoy an hour or so of leisure. Knowing his fondness for feminine pulchritude, as was proven by an incident in Scheveningen, and his extreme delight in burning oil, we need no better assurance that he is a nautical person. 1 1 I ■ M f ' I ' I ■ f I H I I I I r . r-r S Qeorge ' tyilexaiider Lewis Richmond, Virgixia " Alex " AFTER serving an enlistment as a life saver at a girls ' camp, Alex thought he ' d like to wear a Navy uniform around Richmond and show those would-be Kaydets what a real officer looked like. Plebe year seemed to have helped his heart some- what, and his life-saving helped him toward a mem- bership in the suicide club. Life at a girls ' camp must have prejudiced him, for in the spring he just can ' t fall in love, and track usually claims his at- tentions. His first night out he threw all the jave- lins over the sea-wall, so coach thought he would be better at the hammer. He ' s always on the trees, but somehow manages to fool them, and when it conies to the Musical Clubs he ' s a shining star. The performance just couldn ' t get along without him and his bull fiddle. He ' s the old original loud-speaker. Just get him going on the best town in the best state, or on mar- riage or religion, and he still talks about who won the Civil War. " How much time have I got? " " AVhat ' s the as- signment? " " Say, is this Monday or Tuesday? " And these are the only hops he ever attends. Alex is always ready to help a friend, and the whole deck celebrates when he has a birthday. Though he gripes considerably, it will always end up with a laugh. U. S. S. FAIRFAX— After Rear Ad- miral Donald McNeill Fairfax, who was Executive Officer of the San Ja- cinto when Captain Wilkes seized the British steamer Trent. It was he who boarded the steamer and arrested the Confederate agents Mason and Slidell. (Destroyer No. 93) Track: SQUad (2. 1} Claz (2): Water Pol,,: Sntiad (2 N (1) Class (}) Class Xun, Navv Numerals (2); yfandolhi ' 3); Orchestra (4, 3, 2, Numerals 1) Block ■rals (}) Club (4. !)■ 190 r ' r ' f f t ' T ' r r r t ' r r L ' L ' JL ' JLLf r " r rcz_r: 1813, Sept. 10. U. S. squadron, M. Comdt. Perry, de- le a t e d British squadron on waters of Lake Erie _LLJ J ' I ' T I ( ecil Thilman Caufield Waco, Texas Lecil N November, 1903, there was born in the city of Waco another of the Caufield tribe, who passed successfully through the various ages that constitute boyhood and young manhood. Now, then, when Cecil had reached the age when he should know better, we find him sitting in the shade of a tree on the campus of Baylor University, writing poetry to some blue-eyed miss. Evidently his suit did not prosper, else why should he forsake so pleasant a scene merely for a few brass buttons? But forsake it he did, and came to Annapolis firmly determined to write his name in a higli place along- side those of Dewey and Farragut. But the easy- going and somewhat dreamy Texan awoke with a shock to the fact that for four years he was going to be on the go every minute — up at 6.15, in bed at 10, and hustling all the time between those hours! Four years have passed since he first made this alarming discovery. Now the trusting look has left his blue eyes, and his shoulders are as square as the next man ' s, for he has lived in the shadow of the Awkward Squad. But anyone who really knows him is not deceived by this apparent change, for have we not caught him in the act of composing sonnets to another blue-eyed miss? We know that sooner or later he will drift back to the lazy, sunny South, and lead a lazy, happy life in the land that he calls home. IV lit 071 Stewart Heald Norfolk, Virginia " Shorty " " Wilt " AS a Navy junior, Wilton has been brought up to look upon the Navy as his natural voca- tion. At kindergarten in Philadelphia he would de- light the other children with the paper boats that he was wont to sail upon the nearest water. As a schoolboy in Washington he would terrorize the neighborhood with his band of bloodthirsty pirates. And later at Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Virginia, his time was divided between football, track, and reading penny thrillers about the sea. But Wilt ' s idea of a life on the sea had not included eight months of the year at hard and mo- notonous studying, and twice he found himself on the ragged edge of a permanent vacati on. And twice he pulled through by dint of a little studying and a lot of luck. The fickje goddess has always been his staunchest friend, and has stood by him in everything from winning apples in the mess hall to drawing a queen on a blind date. But despite his disastrous encounters with the Departments he has the coveted diploma within his grasp. And soon his dreams will have come true, for he will have a ship of his own swaying beneath his feet and answering to his wish. And we ven- ture to state that when he does get a ship of his own — be she Sub-Chaser or Superdreadnaught — the shade of Paul Jones will nod approval at the smartest ship in the Navy, and at the trim figure of her skipper. IJZT y ' r r i_ r U.S. S. TAYLOR— After Rear Ad- miral Henry Clay Taylor, who was advanced five numbers for eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle during the War with Spain, when he commanded the battleship Indiana. (Destroyer No. 94) Track : SquciJ (?, 2) Navy Numerals (4) Plcbe Team. 1814, March 2!i. Essex, Capt. Por- ter, captured by British ships Phoe- be and Cherub in Chilean harbor m- ' " " JValto i ' Beardslee Hi?i(ls New York City, New York " Heiiiie " " Pickles " WALTON, who is one of the reasons that girls will accept blind dates, came to us from at large, although he first graced the world with his presence at Cazenovia, New York. Being a navy junior, his love of the sea and naval life is inherent, and judging from the energy and enthu- siasm with which he tackles his problems, there is little doubt that his career will prove a successful one. Years at Manlius gave him a preparation that has made his troubles few. Academics proving no dif- ficulty, he turned his thoughts to activities and be- came efficient as a coxswain and a member of the Log and Gymkhana business staffs. His poise is admirable, his personality enviable, and, he being generous to a fault, his friends are many. Sagacious and diplomatic, he has been en- dowed by a propitious fate with desirable attributes. His weaknesses are golf, history, and tea, and he is quite at home where any one of the three is hostess. While graduation brings separation, and to many public oblivion, it will not be so with Walton. His name will some day be a well-known one, and he will be another source of pride to ' 27. So, here ' s to you, Heinie — hurry the day. W . , Jolui Ed ' ivard Qlarh Le. ' Wexworth. Kansas " Johnny " " Pee M ee " THAT well-founded statement that " Johnny neither looked nor was lazy " is about the verj- best saying we know in summing up the char- acter of this ever-dynamic person. He came to us from the Indian tribes and hold- up men of Kansas, where he had reposed for the major part of his nineteen years. Having been a Captain in the R. O. T. C. of Leavenworth High School, he soon rejoiced in the discovery of his su- perior military knowledge, and the close of Plebe summer found him in the high position of " mutter- ing petty officer " of the " Sand-blower ' s platoon, " Second Company. To speak of the more serious things in life, though, in which Pee Wee plays a vital part, we would say that no better friend, in time of gaiety or in time of need, could be found in any of the four corners of the world. Never an act that is too much, never a thing that is too little, and always he wears a cheerful smile. Plebe year was negotiated in easy style, and the other three years seemed to be surmounted with even less effort. In the service years that are to come we feel that John will play a vital part. He has what is re- quired for success, and, one and all, we join in wishing him the best. Squad (4, 2): Log: Stage 5, 2) Navy Numerals Business Staff (4, 3); Cang (4). - - U. S. S. BELL— After Rear Admiral Henry H. Bell. He commanded a di- vision in the West Gulf Blockading Squadron at New Orleans and forts St. Johnson and St. Philip. He was drowned when his barge capsized at the mouth of the Osaka River, Japan. (Destroyer No. 95) :r f f f f f I ' I ' r r ' f r LVJ ' Arnr - a» 18 14, April 23. B r 1 1 1 sh blockade extended to entire coast ( United States to restrict our commerce A T)o?idld Hilton Joh?tson Cresco, Iowa ' Sandy " " Don " " Johnnie " WINNING personality, a tolerant feeling toward his fellowman and a happy-go-lucky spirit all go to make up our boy Don. He does everything one should do and shouldn ' t do ; bones, collects demerits, crabs, drags, dissipates, goes in for athletics, dopes of? — but none to excess. From this you may gather that he is just an ordinary boy, but he isn ' t. Anyone who makes use of a piano, for , purposes other than playing, to relieve a most em- i barrassing situation in the manner he did is an ex- ceptional lad, and one you like to have around the home — provided it is insured. Try and keep from liking this boy. He is blessed with one of the better natures and a smile that makes you smile. His sense of humor is usually much in evidence, and he just won ' t get excited or angr) ' . Don is anything but a Red Mike, but so far has avoided the more serious affairs. He pushes his two-O with the same grace and mastery with which he glides with his four-0. On the cruises he runs wild. " Just found a home in this place. They ' re partying, driving, and feeding me like the prodigal son. Better come along and get all fixed up. " And away he goes. C { All in all, Don is one of the best of the better boys, with the desire and ability to be at the top, where he undnubtedlv will be in the future. Harlow ' ' CcQord TiLDEN, Nebraska " Brute " " Mac " CERTAINLY Brute does not appear or act as his nickname implies. The only clue to it seems to be his Plebe year roommates. Rooming with two such notorious characters as Weatherby and Dare Devil Dick kept him out of trouble in some ways, but it got him into enough of it in others. He was born in Tilden, and his early life was not radically different from that of the average American boy. Here he attended Grade and High Schools, from which institutions he acquired knowl- edge sufficient to decide that work was not in his line, so after a prep course at Hall ' s he came to the Naval Academy to figure out the intricacies of infantry and cutter drills , and to wonder why he ever left his happy home. As a Plebe he was quiet and unassuming. The Academic Department did not trouble him, for he always had a pretty good idea as to what it was all about, and if he didn ' t, be it said to his credit that he had enough perseverance to find out. To say the least, he is a consistent student, and his name seldom if ever graced the list of those who receive their marks weekly. His consistent work and perseverance should bring him success in his chosen career. We, his friends, wish him all the luck in the world. Reception Committee (2, 1). " mr v. S. S. STRIBLING— After Rear Ad- miral Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling, who was a midshipman in the War of 1812 and Captain of the Ohio in the Mexican War. He was Superintend- ent of the Naval Academy from 1851 to 1853. (Destroyer No. 96) Lucky Bag: Associate Circu ' ation fan agcr; Reception Committee (2, 1) ; Class Gift Committee (IJ. T T T TT t t -T-T 1 T r f T T T ' T T T T T T ' T M T r 193 I r r f f r ' m r f i n r r r n-r ■? 11 . i. r M I ' r f f r ' f I I t ' r r r - JFillidHi T ' arher NiLEs, Ohio " Charley " CHARLEY doubtlessly had to come into the Navy, for he is full of life and fight. Al- ready his has been a roving life. He was a child in New York; a youth in Canada; and Ohio sent him to us a man. Blessed with a pleasing person- ality augmented with a cheerful sense of humor, he immediately became one of the boys. He has always deemed a new friend worth more than any scholastic honor. His attitude towards the Ac Department was " Let be; but if you wish to fight, ni fight back. " The Acs crowded him twice; but they hit a rock. Charley is at his best when there is something to light for. He once heard a fellow say, " I can " ; and his motto now is, " So can L " If there is something he wants, he gets it ; and if there is something we want, we ask for his help. He is full of good ideas; and in him the Navy has got something worth while. Charley tried nearly all of the sports; but he found them tame until the call was made for the hundred-and-fifty-pound crew. That held him; and he became an enthusiastic devotee. He at- tended the hops and dragged occasionally; but, as yet, he has singled out no particular girl. He ex- plained it all by saying, " I must be in condition when the time comes. " S r-. Jra?ik zM ojtroe Hammitt Bryant, Indiana " Ham " " Funk " " F rankle ' HAM began life in 1904 near the town of Bry- ant, Indiana. After finishing high school he spent a year at Indiana L niversity, where he be- came a noted Math shark. His rover spirit made him decide on the spur of the moment to reinforce the Navy. No one has yet been able to ruffle Ham. He re- fuses to become angry over anything ; and this good nature has gained him many friends. He is seen at his best in a game of bridge. He plays four times a day, — after every meal and before retiring. Give him his pipe and he is happy; add an open fireplace and he is in paradise. Whatever he does it is a certainty he will get results; his work at the Academy shows that. He likes the practical side of things. Although he never starred, he always thoroughly understood his work. Women hold little interest for Frankie. He says he can not be bothered with them and that he does not want any useless worries. He can handle himself with credit in any sport. He would never be convinced that he was needed, though; and so some of the teams missed a good man. We expect a great deal from Hammitt; and we are not going to be disappointed. He is a sticker and a man we are proud to call a friend. Crciv: 15(l-Pouiiil (2, 1) Navy Nu- merals (-); Lacrosse : _ Class (4); Soccer: Class (S); Boxing: Class (4, S); Basketball : Class (3j; Christmas Card Committee (3, 2, 1). - 2=$ H. S. S. MURRAY — After Captain Alexander Murray, who commanded the Constellation during her opera- tions against Barbary Powers, 1800- 02. He later commanded the John Adams, 1805. His last duty was as Commandant of the Philadelphia Navy Yard j- TTTTTTT ttHtl 194 I THE LIEUTENANT. 195 f r ' f r ' r f r ' r r ' f r ' r r Raeford, North Carolina " Pat " ■•Chubby " STAND back, boys, and let ' s all take a look at him. Big, and baldheaded, as the empty row of Herpicide battles will testify, yet what does that matter in dealing with such a personality as the subject? Athletic-looking, yes, but not overly athletic, big in stature but bigger in good nature — that ' s Bozo through and through. There is little use in citing examples of this trait ; there are too many of them ; one, perhaps, will suffice. Pat never refused to drag blind for a friend. Perhaps the average midshipman would call this a lack of gray matter, but in the final analysis it is something else. Before a hankering for the rolling deep struck this lad, he had matriculated at not one, but two hotbeds of erudition, namely. Mount Pleasant In- stitute and Davidson College — both way up north — North Carolina. We can ' t help but presume that his previous military training has had a material bearing on the way he has stayed out of trouble. Although the rest of us may fall, he calmly pursues the tenor of his ways — imwavering, hence un- molested. Sociable and sentimental, he is a favorite with the fairer of the species — the idol of one heart and the delight of many. His generosity and sincerity know no limits, and the ship to which he Is assigned may well consider herself fortunate. He will be a good shipmate. RUNT came to us straight from Salisbury High School. As the nickname implies, he is small in stature; but in stature only. His broad, congenial smile coupled with a big heart more than compensate for physical size. His easy-going nature masks a determined will. If women and the aca- demics would let him alone, he would be good ma- terial for more than one varsity sport. Early in his career he became a conqueror — a conqueror of feminine hearts. At the hops and on cruises he clearly demonstrated his greatest accom- plishment, the ability to make them listen to and to fall for that ever-ready " old sweet story. " Re- cently he seemed to have reached his goal ; for his desires for further conquests have ended. A little girl from " the Land of the Long Leaf Pine " now holds complete sway. He has a disposition as sunny as his Southland ; and his enthusiasm often bursts forth in song. At first these efforts were limited to adding a lyrical tenor to a conglomeration of oices around a Ban- croft Hall radiator. He soon found an outlet in the Glee Club, however; and in that organization he proved his worth. This lad has made a host of friends. His cheer- fulness and friendliness are luibounded. We ad- mire him for himself, and for the knowledge that once a friend, he is always a friend. Clce Club (3, 2. 1): Choir (4. .!, . ' , 1) - S r r r r r_t ' rvr U. S. S. MURRAY (Continued)— After Rear Admiral Alexander M u r ra y. He served with distinction in the Mexican War. He was prominently engaged in the North Atlantic Block- ading Squadron of the Civil War, re- ceiving the thanks of Congress for gallantry. (Destroyer No. 97) Glee Club (2). 1 T , ! r T T T T t T T T t T T T T T T T T T T t T T t T J TT ' ' . a. 196 D St v - TTTTv TTff 1814, Aug. 24. Navy Yard and ships at Washington, D. C, burned to prevent occupation by the British 1 - Ke7idall Sivedr ' uigen Kansas City, Missouri " Sivede " " Bugs " KENDALL came to the Naval Academy fresh from his high school honors of standing one in his class and of being a cadet colonel. He took a liking at once to the service life and his future success, based on performance, seems assured. Soon after he entered the Academy his artistic talent came to the front and he has since served ably on the art staff of the Log, and the Class Crest and Ring committees. His first real chance to show his abilities came, though, when he was selected as Associate Editor of the Llckv B.ag. Too, he is a songbird of some merit and he bears the scars of several operatic successes. His voice, coming forth from the shower, raised in tender melody has wor- ried and harassed his roommate for four years. Unfortunately, " Swede " has an obsession for two sports not ordinarily associated with the academic curriculum — sleeping and dancing. It is the love of the former that has kept the star off his collar and his love of the latter that fills his week-ends and augments his mail. Vhile he has not occupied an exalted position in athletics, he hasn ' t confined his attention to the arts alone and has spent his falls in playing soccer and his springs in attempting to knock the tops off all Coach Mang ' s high hurdles. His friendly disposition, ready smile, and gener- ous character have all combined to make him a de- sirable roommate. Track: A Squad (2) Class (Sj; Loq: Staff (4, S, 2. 1): Lucky Ba,i: Associate Editor; Rimj Committee (2, 1); Crest Committee (4); Gvinkhana: Cast (3, 2); Glee Cliih (3. ' 2. 1); Choir (4, 3, 2, 1). 3 W Rex Lvar Hcinlein, Jr. Kansas City, Missouri " Yank " " Ike " PLACE for everything and everything in its place " is his battle cry. Methodical f A ' thought and action are his outstanding character- istics. He studies and the facts are thereupon filed in their particular mental pigeon hole to be with- drawn as required. Method and high-power con- centration have kept the star on his collar every year. German by descent, he has inherited a passion for cleanliness and a firecracker temper. His wife to be will find the one helpful — the other entertain- ing. The outbursts of anger come quickly and leave immediately to be replaced by the particularly win- ning smile that has proved such an asset at the social, gatherings in Dahlgren Hall. Athletics have been confined to class lacrosse, company soccer, and those detailed for extra instruc- tion in swimming. The remaining spare time has been devoted to Li ' CKY Bag business, giving grease marks to his platoon, and to convincing several lovelorn females that he really intends to remain a bachelor. As a whole, Kansas City has a right to be proud of his record. It was expected, however. At Cen- tral High his activities as a Lt.-Colonel of Cadets, a department Editor of the annual, and a prime mover in dramatic circles showed promise of future distinction. How much more he will do remains to be seen. Qharles Je?iki?is Hardesty, Jr. Raleigh, North Carolina " Chuck " " Hard " CHUCK appeared at the Main Gate of the Xaval Academy one August day in 1922, armed with a diploma from Raleigh High and an appointment from North Carolina. He gave the authorities one of his famous hard looks, and they didn ' t dare turn him away, so the Navy gained another good man. Chuck has the happy faculty of getting along with everyone — except the Academic Departments — and for that reason is considered a first-class ship- mate. The aforementioned Ac Departments, how- ever, considered it an honor to arrange re-exams for his especial benefit. They even ordered a new supply of red ink shortly after he entered, when his unusual ability was recognized. His constitution was so delicate that he decided that the best sport in which he might achieve fame was Water Polo, where, as every one knows, gen- tleness is the watchword. This resulted in a " 27 " on his sweater, and booting a soccer ball added another. He is one of those quiet, agreeable, even-tempered persons that one reads about but seldom sees. Bad habits fight shy of him, for some reason. In fact, the only one he has is an uncontrollable desire to call deuces wild every time that he deals. Chuck intends to remain in the Navy as long as there is one. With him are always the best wishes of all his classmates. ■ ■ a rj iles Stanley Newton Brattleboro, Vermont " Neivt " " Savvy " " Sir Isaac " SAWY was born in the old town of Brattle- boro. He was graduated from Brattleboro High School ; and for six months preceding his de- but at the Naval Academy he was in the er- mont National Guard. There he rose from private to corporal in the short space of two hours. Most of us go through the Academy in four years, missing many small joys and Juice P-works ; some of us take five years. Newt, however, was unwilling to miss anything; and he has, therefore, spent six years in " building upon the rock. " Newt was a valuable member of the Rifle Team ; and his keen eye was responsible for many of the medals on his bathrobe. Some were won while in the R. O. T. C. ; some at Fort Ethan Allen ; and some at the Naval Academy. Still others were cap- tured by capitalistic methods in France, Belgium, and Gibraltar. When free from the duties of the sub-squad, his gaunt head was usually bent in deep thought over the intricacies of Black Jack and the lure of a full house. Sir Isaac ' s gray hair has been the source of much amusement for others. It was never caused by any worrj- on his part, though. He has always been a quiet, dignified sort of chap, in keeping with the tone his gray hair lends. His humor keeps him on the cheery side of life; and makes him a worth- while companion. Soccer: A Squad (3) Class (4) Class Numerals (4); IValer Polo: A Sauad (1) Caftain of Class (2) Class Nu- merals (4, S, 1): Gvnikhaiia: Member of Cast (3). ' Hi U S. S. LUCl UCE— After Rear Admiral Stephen B. Luce, who commanded the monitor Nantucket, the Canandaigua, and the Pontiac in the Civil War. He was the founder of the Naval War College, and one of the most distin- guished authorities on naval strategy and tactics. (Destroyer No. 99) Rifle: A Squad (2, 1) Class (4) Navy Numerals (4, 2): Star (4): Exfert Rifleman (4). 5J1 198 Waugh, Alabama " Speed " " Dry " THE first man to answer a roll call of the class of ' 27. On July 2, 1923, a group of varie- gated candidates gathered before the Administration Building to begin a naval career, and the first to begin was Dry. That ambition or wanderlust, first felt so long ago on the plains of Alabama and for which he had labored so long at dear old Marion, was about to be achieved. Once he became known among his classmates, a rather free tendency to sling the bull and try anything became at once apparent. Nor has he ceased, and the pastime has become an art that forces a laugh in spite of your preoccupation or lack of interest. That carefree " Tweedle-dee-dee " or " Coo-coo " can proclaim but one man and we all stand by for some tale of fishing, leave, the " Texas, " or an unheard-of idea for an automatic duck-hunting torpedo. He is never found lacking in skags or a toast, but rises valiantly to every op- f)ortunity. Sometimes we wonder if this line is not the product of his continual boning of the Cosmo, Snappy Stories, and the like. Amid all this lightness runs a certain vein of seriousness that makes itself felt occasionally, though seldom. The depth is not at all apparent, but con- tinual soundings prove its existence, and observa- tions lead one to believe in a driving force of loyalty to friends and the organization that makes him many friends and few enemies. " W E won ' t be feazed, " rings out above the din of the battle, and through the smoke we see this six foot (across the beam) specimen of Alabama manhood. He has held to that motto throughout all his many troubles. He gets this fighting spirit from Spike Webb and John L. Sul- livan, for he is a lover of the noble sport of box- ing. At night he can be heard shadow-boxing on the only two boards in the room that squeak. Why he picks this pair is a dark mystery. We suspect that he is trying to accustom himself to the ap- plause that always greets his appearance in the ring. He was an Alabamian, heart and soul, until his first Christmas leave, when New Jersey received him with open arms, and she has since claimed a large part of his allegiance. He refuses to look upon the wine when it is not red, " because you never can tell what that stuff will do to you. " He will not believe in evolution, but will argue for hours on this subject, as he will on any other. For all his fistic ability and will-power, he is pleasant and easy to get along with until he starts broad- casting. His past is a closed book to us, as he talks little about it, but we gather that he struts his stuf? on his leaves, as he keeps the alley on the verge of bankruptcy by his dragging. He would, however, rather go to a fight than a dance. Rifle: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Small Bore Rifle: A Sqwd (2, 1) Class Numerals (2); Expert Rifleman (2). C r: l r jr: r r r rr U. S. S. MAURY— After Commander Matthew Fontaine Maury, who origi- nated the present system of compila- tion and application of maritime in- formation. He named the nameless paths of the sea and founded the Hydrographic Office. (Destroyer No. 100) Football: B Squad (2, 1) (Class (4, 3) Captain of Class (3) Navy Numerals (2) Class Numerals (4); Lacrosse : Class Numerals f4); Boxing: (3, 2, 1) Navy Numerals, Plebe Varsity; Star (4), ill p ■ : ' ) mil T T TT t T r f t T T t T T ? 1 r T y T 5rT t ' f f f r r r f r-r ii ynjj j ' ' r f f i ' f r f f r-T! 1815, Jan. 15. Pres- ident, Capt. De- catur, captured by British squadron off Long Island Sound Qharles zM erria fi Tooke Syracuse, New York " Charlie " " C. j l. " CHARLIE spent two years attending Swavely School, Vashington D. C, before taking the entrance exams. He started off his career with a high degree of academic proficiency, and he has never fallen below the original standard. As a consequence he has had plenty of time for helping others with their work. He has not been con- tented with doing just the required amount of work, but has continually given his best efforts to Academy activities. Charles is a quiet fellow, but when he has some- thing to say it is usually worth listening to. A re- serve, coupled with clear thinking, has contributed greatly to his success while with us. Tennis and swimming take up the better part of his time when he feels incli ned to sports. His in- terest in these takes the form of pastime rather than the usual athletic nature. He is at his best, however, when seated at the south end of a chess board. He has limited his social activities by failing to drag to any of our many hops. He is sure, neverthe- less, to overcome this singularity in time, for it is due to shyness rather than to aversion. Modest and determined at all times, with char- acteristics that are conducive to success, we expect to see him gather in nn small rewards in the years to come. - ' Brooke Schumm New York, New York -Dick " DIY) you hear the latest? " Last-minute scores and scuttle-butt dope are his special- ties ; but if pressed for news, he draws on everything under the sun. Little that goes on at the Academy escapes him, and he thoroughly enjoys giving his friends the data. Although Dick ' s narratives are colored with exaggeration, they are always interest- ing. Dick was born in Vestchester County, but he has lived in New York long enough to absorb many of its characteristics. Nervous and excitable, yet quick and accurate, he should succeed well in any endeavor. His record as a student is a tribute to his hard work and to his excellent training at the Ethical Culture School. While at the Academy Dick seldom drags. Whether this tendency is caused by shyness or love of work is still an open question, though he assures us that the real reason is an O. A. O. Sports play an important part in his life. Vith the true sportsman ' s instinct, he goes out and does his best during the week; then on Saturday, if he ' s not on the team, he is certain to be found among the most interested spectators. Like all New York- ers, he follows baseball closely. Usually the Yun- kees receive his loyal support, but their failure never dampens his spirits. " The Yankees behind, you say! Vell, look at the Giants. " Loii: Board (1): Lucky Bati: Cir- culation Manager; Trident Socirtv (1): Cxmkhana: Treasurer; Chess Club (2. 1); Star (4, S. 2, 1). -- T T T " T T T m T " T " U. S. S. LANSDALE— After Lieuten- ant Philip Van Home Lansdale, who rendered valuable service on the Asiatic, Mediterranean, North Atlan- tic and Pacific Stations. He was killed in action against hostile Samo- ans at Apia, 1899. (Destroyer No. 101) Baseball: Class (4); Track: (Class (3, 2, 1) : Gymkhana: Assistant Cashier (2), ' ■ ' ' ' ■ ' ' I T i 200 r f r r r r r r r r r r f I f I ' f r f r r ' f f ' r r J ' t 1815, Feb. 20. Con- stitution, C a p t. Stewart, engaged and captured the same two British sloops T Robert Hejiry Rice PiTTSFIELD, M. ' SSACHUSETTS -Bob " IME: Late one afternoon in the autumn of the year 1970. We are passing Mt. Lebanon, in Western Massa- chusetts. In the distance we see an elderly man sit- ting beneath a large oak reading from " Poems of Chinese Origin " and smoking his faithful " 27 " pipe, his attention firmly fixed on his book save for mo- ments when he watches the pranks of his dog " Plebe " or refills his pipe. On inquiry we learn that this gentleman is Ad- miral Rice, U. S. N., retired. Thus we see Bob, forty years hence, having seen the world, experi- enced its joys and sorrows, has at last fulfilled this lifetime desire to settle down as we found him. Fencing, bridge and reading help Bob pass the dull monotony of the academic routine. Though not expert in the first two items mentioned he man- ages to hold his own against the best. Reading is Bob ' s long suit. Never will he be found bemoan- ing the fact that he has nothing to do. " It betters the mind, " he says. Anyone of us would be proud to own Bob ' s little library. Though general, it con- tains selections from the better authors of the past as well as those of today. Bob is quiet, reserved, and knows a lot more than he lets on. His witticisms and cynicisms are as amus- ing as his sarcasms are cutting. Bob ' s intelligence, quickness of action and coolness will make him a success in any field of endeavor. lAiU, S A Richard Elhins Jenton Elkins, West Virginia " Rosy " " Dick " DICK cut short his political career when he chose to join the Navy rather than be a Senate Page. In spite of his former occupation leaving little time for education, his studies have never proven a source of difficulty. Perhaps confi- dence in his own ability has helped him, though in some matters we fear he stretches a point beyond the limits of self-confidence. Plebe year was made easier for him by the smile for which he is famous; and not even the vigorous assaults of the upper classes could alter his cheerful nature. A rest in the hospital of several months and the remainder of the year on the excused squad were his accom- plishments of youngster year. He doesn ' t believe in studying too much. He believes in enjoying every moment ; and never admits of even a task, when it must be done, being other than a pleasure to him. Second Class year was devoted mainly to physical development on the weak squad. Con- trary to all expectations, he consistently lived up to his claim of being a " Red Mike " ; but he is bound to fall hard some day. Many of us have benefited by his generosity and willingness to help others in any possible way. This consideration, cheerfulness, and all-around good fellowship have made him many true friends. Fencing: Class Numerals (4, Numerals (2). 3) Navy -. r r- r r r- r r ' r r r A..r U. S. S. MAHAN— After Rear Admiral Alfred Thayer Mahan, president of the Naval War College, 1886-1889. He was a delegate to the Hague Conven- tion in 1909. His treatises on naval subjects are accepted as standard the world over. (Destroyer No. 102). il ' TT T TT TT T T I T T T-r tV T T 1 " r r r r ' r f f f f f r r r r ' l ■ 18 15, March 2. United States de- clared war against Algiers after refus- ing to pay bribes to the pirates LfAJL!_Ii_rLrAX ' _LLJ ' f f trTT Slidell, Louisiana " Crapoud " " Billy " WHILE Howard was in his first year at Louisi- ana State L iiiversity some girl told him that i- ■ she just adored a uniform; so he came to Crabtovvn ( f J to win her admiration. Since he entered, he has been winning for himself a host of friends with his cheerful smile, likable character, and unending string of funny stories. During plebe year he came into fame as an able orator and clever wit, and ever since then he has brought laughter or tears, as he wills, to the hard- est-hearted profs. His recitation room style is unique. He can read a dissertation on the internal organs of a speed gear with the manner of Webster, Will Rogers, or both. His constitutional inertia has prevented him from playing any stellar role in Academy athletics. How- ever, the company teams and sports have benefited by his presence, if not physically at least spiritually. His week ends are busy, for his popularity is not con- fined to his own sex. The girls just can ' t resist playing with his nice curly hair. He exudes self-confidence which happily doesn ' t become egoism. { one can judge a man ' s future success by his Academy life, Howard should suc- ceed. At least, he will always be desired in any mess. JFilliam Qimpbell ryson Plattsblrg, Missouri -Bill " HERE is your practical idealist. Not the kind that frantically waves the red flag from the shoulders of the multitude or shouts his ideas from the house tops, but the steady, dependable type who forms his own code of ethics and makes a conscien- tious effort to live up to them. Although quick to censure the hypocrisy and shortcomings of others. Bill is by no means puritanical or cynical. H some- thing is not to his liking he does not wildly acclaim it so, nor make it obnoxiously evident to the parties concerned. He simply ignores it. Consequently Bill does not indiscriminately run about slapping fel- lows on the back. He chooses his friends rather than makes them. Bill is the kind of fellow whom you have to understand to appreciate, and after you do finally dig down into his character and bring its chief assets to light, you find the twin brothers, reliability and dependability. The structure of any character could be steady when built upon such a foundation. Not disgustingly savvy, but sufficiently endowed with intelligence to work hard for what he gets, with the grit and determination to achieve what he undertakes. Although he may not be at the head of the column when the ranks come in, he will be there; and although a genius may lead, and a fool bring up the rear, it is the average man, just one of the boys, who forms its main bulwark and support. - 5 - ' ■ T T -TTTT»llITTT t T1T» TT " U.S. S. SCHLEY— After Rear Admiral Winfleld Scott Schley. He commanded the party which rescued the survivors ot the Gre ely Arctic Expedition, 1884. As commander of a squadron of the North Atlantic Fleet, he helped de- stroy Cervera ' s fleet, 1898. (Destroyer Mo. t03) I I T r r T T H T T T T T t r T T I T r t t T T T ' ■fTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTT TTTT T T T T T T T » t» 1 ■ ■ tt llS.f- ' 202 .. I r r f f r t ' t r r r f r r f ' fa ; r f r ' r ' i ' f r m i 18 15, March 23. Hornet, M. Comdt. Biddle, captured the British sloop Penguin after furi- ous battle Lee JFood T ' arke Washington, District of Columbia " Lightnin " LEE ' S elementary education was formed in Washington ' s graded and high schools. We first met him at Cokimbian Prep (usually known as Schadds), where we got our first impression. This impression has remained quite the same and today finds him neither higher nor lower in our estimation. Methodically igniting a cigarette, gracefully re- clining in his little white cot, he often muses of his next leave, or more often his future. With Lee, anticipation is greater than realization, thus much of his time is spent in anticipation. " Lightnin, " he was christened Plebe Summer, stuck perhaps because of its applicability. To see his exactness of movement with that infinitesimal velocity would explain all. Lightnin, always practical, has a lust for the exact sciences. Oft gazing with ardent admiration at the bit of feminine sweetness placed with such mathematical precision on his locker door, he recounts the number of daj ' s to June Week and plans how to make the most of that fifteen minutes after the Hop. Lee is a good friend. His natural quietness and gentlemanly manners make him, though not the life of the party, a desirable asset. He has much ambition, though covered with a comfortable cloak of laziness. Some day he ' ll throw that off, then we ' ll see big things of Lee. iAndrew Harold ' ergeson Washington, District of Columbia " Andy " " Prince " ANDY is still with us in spite of the fact that about a dozen times he has decided to resign. He started packing the first month of plebe year when he got a 2.49 in English. The next month, however, he got a 2.53, which pulled him sat with lots of velvet. From then on he was strong for the Navy until Christmas leave of Youngster year, when he lost his heart and started to resign again. But fortunately he recovered in time to avoid tak- ing the fatal step. Andy is an ardent foe of the Radiator Club. He believes in action from the word " go. " He bears scars received in numerous lacrosse games, and he spent three weeks of Youngster leave in the hospi- tal as a result of twenty-one men and a referee piling on him in an effort to take the football away from him. A snake? Yes, at all times; but at other times he is the reddest of Red Mikes. At almost any hop you will see our hero, shaking a mean pair of patent leathers. He has furnished several blind drags and is still alive, which is saying volumes. Andy ' s accomplishments are too numerous to give here, but whatever he is doing, he does in the height of enthusiasm, whether he is arguing with a steam prof for an extra point one or expressing his opinion of the watch officer who has just put him down for " Room in Gross Disorder. " Crew: Class (S 1): ■ 2. 1): 150 Pound (2. ' cc Ganti (4). r r r Lf r r r U. S. S. CHAMPLIN— After Captain Stephen Champlin. In command of the Scorpion, he fired the first and last shots of the Battle of Lake Erie. He was dangerously wounded while blockading Mackinac in the Tigress, 1814. (Destroyer No. 104) Lacrosse: Class (4, 3. 2) Class Numerals (4). Ci " ii; Ih iri TT! TTTTTTTT tTTTT ttTrilT TTTT t ' l - ] ' n r ' r r r r f r rLJL!] zE 1815, May 19. Com- modore Dec a t u r sailed from New York to Algiers to wage war against the pirates f n ■ I ' r ' i ' I ' V I ' t ' f I nan Stanley Honolulu, Hawaii " Brian " " Stan " WE take great pleasure in presenting to you this child of the surf and ripe sea winds, salt- bleached hair, lazy blue eyes, sandy spirit, five feet ten of gentlenianliness. Despite his easygoing, taking-his-fun-where-he- finds-it manner, Stan has had little of easy sailing during our cruise through the Academy. His first appearance in the natatorium caused quite a fluny and it was not long after that he set about defeat- ing our best varsity swimmers. But the hospital got its clutching hand upon him shortly after our return from that famous European Cruise, and he was gone from us for a long while. Then later Brian went back to the Island on a two-months ' leave. ' Twas near disastrous, for some local attraction — perhaps a moon-lit maid at Waikiki, who knows? — altered his erstwhile steady course and since then he has never quite settled back onto the meridian. Sonie accuse him of being " tropical, " but that ' s put- ting it rather harshly inasmuch as ' 27 has i;ot yet had its Asiatic dut . Stan is a connoisseur of good literature and good music. He maintains quite a circulating library, and wc soo:i learned in whose room to look for the best assortment of " Red Seals. " You will know him by his wholesome grin, which radiates good fellowship. Qregory •zyflbee Ladd Minneapolis, Minnesota " Greg " " Laddie " GREG came to us after having spent two years at the University of Minnesota — no one, in- cluding himself, really knows why. It may be, however, that the easygoing life of the Navy and the opportimity of escaping from the clutches of the co-eds were the factors that brought about this change of surroundings. Laddie regards studies and the fair sex in the same category — both necessary evils but not to be taken in large doses. He is naturally non-committal, but at appropriate times he thaws out and is the life of a party with his veiled witticisms, in fact so much so that no party may be considered complete with- out him. His leisure time is divided between three things: the sub-squad, the Masqueraders, and com- pany athletics. As a business executive his success has been marked, as evidenced by the important posts which have been entrusted to him by the Masquer- ader organization. His tastes are of the best, being a lover of the arts, especially of good music. Xow that the time for our being scattered throughout the various fleets approaches we all hope that he will be one of our messmates — a wish which so well illustrates the esteem in which wc hold him. Good luck, Laddie, and may you enjoy the same popularity throughout the ser icc that ou did here. Swivu Navy Class A Squad (•■ ' , J) ricbc (4) Numerals (4, S); (2); 0 intihana: Star (4). Water Polo: Cast (4. 3); -:: = : -. V v. S. S. MUGFORD— After Captain James Mugford, who was in command of the Continental schooner Franklin when it captured the British ship Hope with a valuable cargo of mili- tary stores. He was later killed in action when his ship met a greatly superior force. (Destroyer No. 105) Gvuiklunw (4. , S, 2. I) I ' rof tiuertulers (4. S 2); Mrisieiil Chihs (4, Manaiie . 2. i): S, 2, 1). (1): Mas- Masked .V ZJZ 204 r r f t ' l jLi i ' J±V 1 ' r " T-r 1815, June. U.S.S. Dcmologos, first steam man-of-war, made successful trials in New York Harbor TTT ' r« M I ' f T ' f ' f 1 JJ illicim Edward ' Palfrey Lawrence, Massachusetts •■BUr " Beautiful " MASSACHUSEIT ' S, long famous for orators and debaters, enriched the Service with a veritable sea-lawyer when William entered the Academy. If there is anything that rivals his garrulousness, it is his love for repose. And when the two conflict, sleep must usually fly out the door that he may inform the world in general and his neighbors in particular of his feelings and ideas with a fluency that surpasses even that of Webster. Until he made his first cruise, he was a model of what every Midshipman should be. But the seed planted by Europe has all appearances of having been planted in fertile soil and is taking root at an alarming rate. However, so far he has restrained from all desire for vocal attainments. The first two years of his sojourn at the Acad- emy, Bill played around with athletics some, but was greatly handicapped by difficulties with the Aca- demics. With the beginning of Second Class year, having solved the formula of how to keep " sat, " he had more time to devote to other affairs, with the result that the Lucky Bag gained an unhoped-for advertising genius, and small-bore rifle an efficient assistant manager. To betray his vices would be indiscreet, to enumer- ate his virtues too long a task. Sufiicient it is to say that he is a room-mate without equal, a ship- mate beyond compare, and a prince of good fellows. A Harold ( uthr ' ie Ncwhart CixcixxATi, Ohio ■■Rule " ■■Chuhhy " A MAN need not be big in physique to be big in his surroundings. Rule, standing a bare sixty- four inches, had difticulty getting in our midst, but at once proved himself to be the Navy ' s gain. After two years at the University of Cincinnati, Rule came to us and immediately took his place in the gym and in our hearts. In the former he has been the team ' s mainstay on the horizontal bar, being one of the reasons for Navy holding all inter- collegiate honors in gymnastics. In the latter ca- pacity Rule ' s good nature and spirit of " Hence loathed melancholy " has made him the friend of many and the enemy of few. His birthplace was Parkersburg, West Virginia, but at an early age he crossed the Mason and Dixon line and since then has been a worthy representative of the Queen City. There, at Hughes High School, he started his athletic career by holding down places on his track and swimming teams. In coming to us, Rule deserted a doubted am- bition for Civil Engineering for a deeper-seated desire for all things military, dating back to the days of toy guns and Boy Scouts. Although an athlete, he is yet a scholar, math holding no horrors for him. Generally taking his studies light-heartedly. Chubby can, when the oc- casion demands, do quite creditably, as was shown by the star he proudly wore on his collar Youngster year. Small Bore Rifle: Manaqer (1); Lucky Baii: Advertisinq Staff (1): Gxmkhana: Cast (S). - . TT U. S. S. CHEW— After Captain Samuel Chew. He commanded the Resistance in 1778, when it engaged a British ship of twice as many guns. In the hand-to-hand encounter which ensued, Captain Chew fell gallantly fightins. (Destroyer No. 106) Track: Class (4, 2) Class Numerals (4, 2); Gym (3, 2, 1) Block N (S. 2, 1) Captain (1) Nav Numerals (4) Col- leijiatc Chaml ion Horizontal Bar (3, 2, 1): Rinti Dance Committee (2); Gym- khana: Gvm Team {4. 3, 2, 1); Choir 4, 3. 2. 1): Star (4). K ' y) ■ — 205 r I ' r r ' t» f f r r m f r- r 1815. June 17. Unit- ed States squadron. Commodore Deca- tur, captured the Algerine ' s only flagship }hi jrHliani " Taylor Ro nizer Winchester, Indiana -BUI " -JVater right " THE one and only Hoosier School Boy, first time to the public at our prices, is our pres- entation. Born and raised in the state which has supplied us with such celebrities as Booth Tarlcing- ton and Gerald Chapman, Bill had a hard time de- ciding on what course to follow. The latter had its advantages, but the lure of the Navy, as of many other things, was too great to overcome. As a real ladies ' man. Water Tight seems to shine and the scalps that hang from his belt are many and of varied hues. Only one casualty has so far been reported. After Youngster September Leave Willum swore oH the hefty sex for at least a year. The Ac Department hasn ' t had any luck in catching our boy farmer, but it certainly has had a terrible effect on his roommates. Two fell by the wayside during his first two years, and another during his last year. The true Riley humor often creeps out, and many an unpleasant hour was spent ' twixt broom and freedom Plebe year. He may have a hard time passing his running tests, but it isn ' t due to any lack of speed. Just tell him that formation has " busted " if you really want to see him step out. Bill ' s oft-expressed ambition is to find some nice, easy business with a big graft on the side, and watch others work. Here ' s wishing him the best of luck in his search. Joh7i Raymond ' Coore Clarksburg, West Virginia " Abraham " " Bud " " Ray " HERE he is — Raymond, from West — By gad — Virginia, where the hills are fair and green. Ray resigned himself to a seafaring life many moons ago, but was lacking in tons per cubic foot, till, by a super-human effort, he mustered enough avoir- dupois to become a " middy fourth " with ' 27. While he is not exactly a snake, Raymontl can be found most any hop night in the thick of the fight. " Bless ' em all, " quoth he. During his early naval career, however, he remained faithful to a little girl back home, but all of a sudden he was hard hit from another direction, and now he receives his sweetly scented, pink letters from all corners of the earth. He has never attained any profound prestige in athletics, though he is a conscientious pluggcr and every afternoon after drill he works out with the " swimming team. " It ' s his ambition to swim across the pool. Raymond was born with a natural aversion for work in all or any of its forms. By dint of his natural ability, a horseshoe, and an apple now and then to a prof, he has avoided any arguments with the Ac Departments. Give him his pipe, and let him park his feet on the table, and he ' ll supply the " Bull " for one of those sessions which make him famous. xnr TJ. S. S. HAZELWOOD— After Commo- dor e John Hazelwood. In 1777, he was placed in command of the Continental ships in the Delaware River. He forced the British fleet in that river to retire, driving two of the enemy ships aground. (Destroyer No. 107) 206 I r r f V r f 1 ' f r r f r r ti! ; [ !jllllx ' I ' r ' f r w ' r ' f f r r r i ' 1815, June 30. Pea- i cock captured British brig Nauti- lis and released her next day upon hearing of peace zAlbert 6tsfter Jitzwilliam Al ' Champaign, Illinois " F ' tiz " " IFhitey " THE formative years of Fitz ' s life were spent in the shadows of college buildings on the campus of the University of Illinois. This early influence is worth noting because it undoubtedly did much to promote in Fitz his unusual taste for the weaker sex. Ardent though he is, he has man- aged to keep his heart. He is critical, though; and a poorly played hand at bridge has made many a girl go unsat with him. Fitz plays bridge almost as well as he loves. If you have never heard of Red Grange, you probably have never heard of Fitz. He is a prod- uct of Champaign High School and Marion Insti- tute ; and none the worse for it. The academic wolf came to his door once; but he was there to run him off. He has done himself credit athleti- cally ; and is also the proud wearer of a black N. If you ever want to make him grin, just mention Easter leave of ' 25, spent in Baltimore. He is a quiet lad who never forces his opinion on anyone. Unselfish and willing at all times to help in anything, he will always be remembered by all who ever knew him. He will make many friends wherever he roams ; and he will make a success of his chosen career as a Naval officer. Chicago, Illinois " Pavese " " Knip " WHO ' S that man, Joe? " " Why, that ' s Mr. Knuepfer ; Knip for short. He speaks five languages and a smattering of English. " Thus George was initiated into the whys and wherefores of Plebedom. He hails from the Windy City, but in spite of that he will not argue. If anyone disagrees with him in the course of a con- versation, Knip will gently and painlessly correct him ; if the debater still persists — " Wanna bet five dollars on that " — will usually convince him. Knip is a snake. The rapidity with which he falls in love with the more attractive members of the fair sex is inspiring to behold, and equal only to his capacity for retrieving his amorous inclina- tions. Deep down in his heart, however, is a warm spot for the O. A. O., who is always on hand to greet him when he returns to Chicago. After a leave with her, this warm spot burns brilliantly, and all other attractions are like moths to the flame. Long after George has left the Naval Academy he will be remembered for his versatility. He believed in trying anything once. From his record low mark on the steam tree, to his Block " N " in fencing, and from being " doggy " in London to his escapades around Annapolis, he has had one large round of fun. He can ' t help being successful in the future. Football: Class (3) Class Numerals (3); Baseball: Class (2); Track: Class (3); Tenuis: Class (3); Basketball: A SqiMxd (3) Class (4. 2, 1) Cat-tain of Class (4, 2) Class Numerals (4, 3). r ' r r T ' nr U. S. S. WILLIAMS— After Captain John Foster WilUams, who captured the Active while in command of the Hazard, 1779. He was later Captain of the Protector when it engaged the Admiral Duff, 1880. The British ves- sel was destroyed after a spirited en- gagement. (Destroyer No. 108) Football: B Squad (3) Class (4) Class Numerals (4 ) ; Lacrosse : Class (4, 3) Class Niimcrals (4, S) ; Fencing (3, 2. 1) Block N (1) Nazy Numerals (3. 2) Sabre Championshif (2. 1); Gyvikhana: Fcncinp Team (2). 207 laughter and song. When you hear the notes of some merry chant drifting down the corridor } ' ou can prepare to welcome Mike. Neither the Academic nor the Executive Department ever caused him any worrj ' . He starred plebe year, until he realized that he could get by without particular ef- fort. There was a time, however, youngster year, when his friends noticed that his usual light- heartedness had deserted him. and that Alike was worried. The reason for this was never under- stood, but as the phase soon passed the incident was forgotten. When his more aesthetic sense tires of swim- ming, baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and the rest, he turns to his clarinet, mobilizes his orchestra and proceeds to make music for the edification of the deck. He is also the proud possessor of a banjo, but he gave up trying to play it after numerous threats against both his life and that of the banjo. His attraction for the opposite sex is magnetic. One ardent admirer even went across the continent to be with him on the West Coast second class cruise. He seldom dragged while he was at the Academy, but he made up for it on the cruises. " Mike " has a ready wit and more than his share of horse sense. His generosity and thoughtfulness for others has made manv friends for him. Mi 1 is a typical tun-loving, fight-loving Irish- Football, wrestling and lacrosse kept him occupied the year round, with the Academic Depart- ment running an indifferent fourth ; never so indif- ferent, however, as to be below a two-five on the home stretch. The tenacious disposition which he showed in athletics and in pulling sat should bring him out on top in any of life ' s encounters. John is a real friend. Generosity is almost a fault with him, as he would share his last collar button with a friend. He makes friends very easily, for his contagious smile is hard to resist. Life ' s little ironies serve only to amuse him, and that whole-souled grin remains on his face. Slow to become angry, always ready for a lark, John would rather take part in a rough-house than eat. His method of study was the exact antithesis of this. To be on the comfortable side of a two-five was all that he ever strove for. He always maintained that his life work should have been digging ditches or farming. Sometimes the Wanderlust took him by storm, and then he would moan of tropical isles, of southern seas, dark- eyed maidens, and the joys of being free. Even with such a romantic nature, John was never a snake. He dragged, but he never boasted of it. May the sands of time flow generously for John, and may they close on a completely successful life. Baseball: Class (4); Soccer: Class (4. 2. 1) Class Numerals (4, I): GYiiifchana: Cast (4): Bugle Corfs (2); Star (4). ■ r r ' r ' r ' f r ■ TTTTlTtTIII ■ e 2g .Lii U. S. S. CRANE— After Captain Wil- liam M. Crane. As a lieutenant on the Congress he participated in the operations against Tripoli, 1804, and he displayed considerable gallantry. He was the first chief of the Bureau of Ordnance and Hydrography, 1842- , 1846. (Destroyer No. 109) r— Football: A Squad (S, 2. 1) Block N (2, 1) Plebe Varsity. .Vai ' v Numerals (4): Lacrosse: A Squad (S, 2, 1) X (2) Plebe Varsitv, Xaz ' v Numerals (4): .v. A. C. a: Vice-President. -:i 208 r f !■ f 1 f ' r ' I ' r f r r r ' f f I ' f M ■ !■ !■ r T ' f ' t I ' -r-r 1819. March 3. Con- gress provided for war n piratical craft operating in the Spanish-Ameri- can colonies Philip JVolcott Snyder Portsmouth, New Hampshire ■ ' Bohhy " A NAVY Junior is Bobby — the bitter end of a long line of ancestors, and striving hard to uphold his family name — born right here in the good old U. S. N. A. and proud of it. Ever since he threw his first snowball at a Midshipman, back in the old Navy when he was the scourge of the Yard, he has had dreams of leading a nautical life ; as a result the Navy has made him what he is to- day. Let us hope that he is satisfied. Despite his many handicaps, he has made good — just look at his collar — and as a tenniser! Well, look due south — enough said. As in all good biographies, we must not forget his tendencies toward the female of the species. In viewing his countenance you ' ll see that he hasn ' t quite the earmarks of a Rudy ; in fact, he really lets them alone — practically never! " Hey, Bobby, dragging this week? " " Who, me? Why, of course not! " But you can ' t help liking Bobby. Whether it ' s his fine S. A. or his quiet unassuming manner is for you to decide, but he surely gets there with all the speed, dash, and accuracy needed ; and we will always remember his daily words of wisdom and advice — - " Now if you would only read the les- son — . ]oh7t Jore Hines Jr. Bowling Green, Kentucky " Johnny " " Firpo " " X 7 HOSE little boy are you? " VV " I ' m Firpo, the wild Bull of the Pam- pas. I don ' t take nothi ng from nobody and you can all go to — ! " Plebe year, this, and his caps, which were at once the amazement and the delight of all, soon made Johnny famous, despite the fact that he was a Navy Junior — why do they persist in joining the Navy? Being a mere human and loath to give up his posi- tion, he went out for the Masqueraders and soon learned over in the Auditorium which end is front when speaking of an unmentionable and many other kindred mysteries — who will ever forget Eva and the rest of his roles? And now he has even grad- uated from that and presides over the whole show. Each winter after the Masqueraders, when he no longer fears black eyes and the like, Johnny takes his hundred-odd pounds over to the boxing ring, and then eats toast for the rest of the season. Several times during his career here he has given the ions and the atoms a right fierce struggle, but outside of that his cares are nil. And when he gets mail he just floats around — a resultant of Youngster Christmas leave and even more there- after. His constancy, even down among the wilds of Guantanamo and Caimanera, has been amazing, although we can scarcely blame him for it. For we must remember: " You are so won-der-ful ! " Tennis: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Block N (2) Plebe Varsity, Captain of Varsity ft) Navy Numerals (4, 3) Captain of Plebe Varsity: Lop Staff (2, I): Class Supper Committee (1) Star (4, 3, 2, 1). S r r ' r ' r ' f r ' f r rjr U. S. S. HART— After Captain Ezeklel B. Hart, who served with distinction in the War of 1812. He was attached to Commodore Chauncey ' s squadron, and was killed in the action of that squadron on Lake Ontario, 1814 111 Crett ' : PIcbe Varsity, Class Numerals (4); Boxing: A Squad (3, 2) Class Nu- nxerals (2); Gytnkhana: Member of Cast (4); Masqueraders: (4, 3, 2. 1} Presi- dent (1) Masked N (4, 3. 2, 1) Class Show (2); Pef Committee. tm liii SI f r f f f f r f r f ' r r rW CL. 1821, Nov. 5. U. S. schooner Alligator fired upon by Por- tuguese warship. Latter taken prize to Boston m -»▼■ r r ' f f !■ T ' I ' ■ t T Howard Sdward T ' urdy •Ho RosELLE Park, New Jersey man " " Speedy " " Poiily " SPEEDY was born in Brooklyn; but was later transplanted to Roselle Park, where he re- ceived his high school education. During his senior year he took an entrance examination for an ap- pointment; but failed. After a year with the Western Electric Company he was still determined to become a midshipman. So he tried again ; and received his appointment. When he entered Hoiman brought with him his own rolling stride. This stride was never in phase with others; and this naturally afforded a great deal of amusement for the upper classmen throughout his Plebe year. His ready wit, his beaming face and peculiar personality enabled him to make many friends everywhere. The academic department occasionally revived his desire for knowledge; and then for a few days he would devote his time conscientiously to his studies. Still he could not suppress his primitive spirit; and his cheerful voice would be heard again. He found it rather difficult to meet the athletic re- quirements; and therefore was made an ardent member of the sub and weak squads for three long years. He is a fond admirer of the fair sex. He likes to assist a friend with, " She is nice, what I mean ; and besides, she is a good sport. If I weren ' t al- ready dragging, I ' d drag her myself. " Playing this game, he always lets the future take care of itself. D Srnest John Sahol New Brighton-, Pexxsvlvaxia " Ernie " " Swede " IRECT from the coal fields of his native state I winning smile that takes very much with the girls. In Mt. Carmel and New Brighton he was stretched, not raised, as he stands quite high in the world. Strange to say. he was born in Minnesota, but is not a Swede. His sojourn in Minnesota, how- ever, seems to have left him with a great weak- ness in his big heart for those dear little blue-eyed blondes that only Sweden can produce. Jolly old Ernie. He carries with him always that jovial old horse laugh. When he laughs the question always arises as to whether or not he can be heard over the seven seas. But his laugh, along with his good nature, is contagious and before we know it we ' re all laughing heartily and enjoying his company immensely. His laugh has won the heart of many a fair young maiden. There are times, however, when the " Blond Dutchman " loses his joviality, especially when it stops raining before drill call, or when he nears the dangerous section of the 2.5. Then he gripes and you can hear him all over the universe. Yet in his heart he doesn ' t mean anything, for. as the old say- ing goes — " His bark is worse than his bite. " 3 x: r- r r r r ' r- r r r U. S. S. HART (Continued) — After Lieutenant Commander John E. Hart. He distinguished himself in the en- gagements of the West Gulf blockad- ing squadron of the Civil War. He died of fever contracted on duty in the Mississippi River, 1863. (Destroyer No. 110) Lacrosse: Class (2, 1) ; Gym: A Squad (1) Class (2). r f f f r r ' r r r f f r r ' -r r ! ■ iifi f f f j_r ' ijjjj ' f f ? k822, Dec. 20. Con- g r e s s authorized squadron to sup- press pirates then operating in the Caribbean Sea Robert Qhalmers IV ' mters Brooklyn, New York " Bob " SOMEONE has said that the smaller the man, the more noise he makes. Bob disproves this rule for he is an out and out e.xception, even though some may say he does his bit in chapel on a quiet Sunday morning. Of all those we know he is the quietest, considering, too, that he has as much right as any to proclaim himself. Never yet have we heard him boast, although he surely has ample reason to do so. Now, so far, you would imagine my subject to be rather anemic, with an angelic smile, and hands piously crossed in front of his periodically palpitat- ing chest. That ' s where you are wrong; this little man has more activity per cubic inch than any other man in the Academy. When they took the Lucky Bag activity pictures, he sat on the terrace for one whole afternoon, while group after group arranged themselves about him. But of all his work he likes best to throttle his fellows with that lacrosse stick, and at the same time to sing rather softly the " Bene- dicto. " He is a combination of the student, the athlete, and the musician, and we can readily under- stand the thrill that girls get when they know him. That this is true is proved by the fact that he gets more mail per dav than any other of the pseudo " sheiks. " This activity of his is energized by his ambition, and we feel certain that he will make the name which he so earnestly is striving for. B Jraiicis Shall us Kirk Baltimore, M,aryland " Doc " I ORN in Baltimore, Doc went to Baltimore Polytechnic, where he received an e.xcellent preparation for the Naval Academy. He is an unusual roommate. He smokes his own cigarettes, buys his own stamps, and wears his own shirts and collars. Doc is conscientious and energetic. He was a member of the Juice Gang for his first two years, but he finally succumbed to the Sub Squad. He has a mechanical turn of mind, and takes it out on the room in general, and the phonograph in par- ticular. He is not brilliant, but is steady and methodical. Doc is a good friend, and will do anything for a friend, without expectation of a return. He also has his light side, and can be the life of the party when in the mood. He has a democratic disposition, and is at home in almost any company. Among his achievements should be mentioned his dialogue act in the Second Battalion show, his Youngster ' ear. He has had his ups and downs in academics, of which the ups have predominated. A faithful patron of the hops he has good taste in art, music, and — hm — . " Say, Mister Gadgett, get yourself together. Don ' t you know any better than that? " Doc is not an athlete, not a star man, just a darned good fellow. Football: Class (i, 1); Lacrosse: A Squad (3) Class (2, 1} Navv Numerals (4) Plcbe Varsitv: Glee Club (4, 3, 2, IJ Assistant Leader (2) Leader (1); Choir (4 3. ? 1) Soloist (3, 2, 1) Gymkhana (1). - r r r U. S. S. INGRAHAM— After Captain Duncan N. Ingraham. While in com- mand of the sloop of war St. Louis in the Mediterranean, 1853, he rendered valuable diplomatic service, for which he was voted thanks and a medal by Congress. (Destroyer No. Ill) Q Glee Club (1); Juice Gang (4); Gymkhana (1) fN «? , ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ■ ' ' " " " ' ' - " ' I ' r ; r ' f M I ' !■ r fi II ■ r r 1823, July 21-22. Landing party, Lieutenant Farra- gut, took and de- s t r y e d pirate stronghold in Cuba Cdward Herman Sckelmeyer, Jr. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Ed " " Eck " ECK is the possessor of a good physique which is a very valuable thing to have, especially during Plebe Year, and furthermore he does not give himself any chance to lose it or to gain those few pounds lost in the N. Y. ' s firerooms. What with a sport or two each season and a few " hops " thrown in at odd times there is not much time for idleness. " Had a little workout. Ran a mile or so to start with and then did another to warm up. " So much for the cross-country season, and it is much the same during the swimming season. He is a graduate of North East High School, Philadelphia, and he honored Dre.xel Institute with his attendance for a year before entering the Acad- emy. This gave him a big start in the race with our Academic Departments and as a result they hold few worries for him. He can always put them where they belong when they grow restless. It will not be long before he is jockeying his plane around the clouds, as he has long wished to do, or else is back here with his tie at the dip, telling us how it was done at Coco Solo with two cylinders missing and a wing strut gone. The future holds big things in store for you, Eck, and we are all waiting to see them accomplished. May the best of luck be yours. 1 Track: Class (2) Numerals (2): Swim- ming: A Squad (2, I) Class (3) Plebe Varsity (4) Class Numerals (3, 2); Gymkhana: Cast (2. I). iAlan ' Berkeley Sutherland Jr. West Point, New York " Suthie " " Wynken " HERE we have (admission free), the reddest Red Mike that ever took dancing lessons in the good old U. S. N. A. To exactly express Suthie ' s opinion of the " scented sex " is beyond the scope of this work. Suffice to say that the unex- pected appearance of a " sail " on the immediate horizon is enough to make him change course to leeward under forced draught, and that the " Girl of his dreams, " if there is such a compound, would have to be an expert boxer, wrestler and football player, capable of running the 440 in fifty flat! Perhaps the reason for this lies in Alan ' s own ability as an athlete, for he handles himself like an expert in every sport he tackles and would rather work out in the gym than eat chocolate sundaes at Gilbert ' s. Of course, he is a savvy (just look at that haircut), but to hear him talk one would think he was eternally bilging. " Jimminy, what an exam, I busted cold! " wherewith he checks up a 3.4. Suthie has a wonderful disposition, having re- ceived more than one " Shake down " Plebe year for smiling affectionately at First classmen, and his kind-heartedness manifests itself even on the Lacrosse field. His soft-voiced " I ' se Ussie Snook- ums, Sir, " won the heart of all who heard it. We would have to search a mighty long time to find a better-made or better-liked fellow in the regiment. r ' f- r nj r r j: r V. S. S. LUDLOW— After Lieutenant Augustus C. Ludlow. He was ap pointed a lieutenant in 1810 and was attached to the Chesapeake. He died of wounds received while courageously directing the fighting in the engage- ment of that frigate and the Shannon. —1 (Destroyer No. 112) 5 ■ I Football: Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (I): Lacrosse: A Squad (3. 2. 1) N (2) Plcbc Farsitv Navy Numerals (4): Gym: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Gymkhana (3. 2); f ircc Ch,b (2, 1); Gym: A SQuad (IJ. ' -k :rTTrTtTTTrtTTtrttt lTTTTT ■ I r f f f f f r ' r ' r f f r ' T -r r ■ f f T ' T ' T ' I ' r 1824, Nov. 14. Cap- I tain Porter exact- ed reparation for insult to the Unit- ed States at Fa- Jardo ? rii iville iyilexander i3(Coore Lexington, Virginia " Oiien " " Ted " I N the days when we were Plebes a little fellow joined our throng. He still remains in spite of those hurdles which, to some, have proved only a delightful recreation, but to others, have demanded intensive training and continuous effort. Though his statue has increased but little his presence has been of greater worth with every change of season. His manner, though not more aggressive than his size, is like it in several respects. He attends most gatherings, and though not perceivable at first, usu- ally becomes evident after a while because of some fitting and appropriate remark. Let us hope that Owen employs the radio and A. C. which we have learned to increase the amount of his broadcasting, as his quality is already par excellence. Being entitled to the designation, " A True South- ern Gentleman, " as his name indicates and his speech suggests, C wen is not averse to the avoid- ance of manual effort. Let someone else do it. But leadership lacked the proper atmosphere for admira- tion on Youngster cruise. Granville A. became at- tached to his title " Aeroplane Owen, the Flying Moor, " on one afternoon while making a real flying moor, not so much from his industry as from the attitude which he displayed toward work. Let us hope that as a junior officer he will again have subordinates in whom he will be able to develop zeal, and his future will be assured. Robert Nobel T)oivnes Newark, Delaware " Pug " " Bob " PUG is from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, that far and mysterious land that is connected to civilization by the Emma Giles, et al. He has actual- ly had the privilege of making voyages to and from the Academy while on leave. This is where he con- ceived his ambition. After watching the pilot skill- fully bringing the Majestic up to dock he said, " I ' m going to be a mariner too, and burn oil like that old sea-dog. " In spite of his stylish stout figure he is as athletic as the next one, working out daily in the pool and gym. If they made the rope shorter, and diminished the pool, he might get off the sub and weak squad, but that rope is getting pretty long, you know. He is a typical Eastern Shore man. Lazy and fond of griping. But his faults are more than made up for by his sunny and cheerful disposition. Even when he complains of the wrongs that burden him he wears a cheerful grin. Finally he seems to always have chow, in fact he is the mainstay of several Annapolis grocers. That is enough to endear him to any man, especially since he does not keep it locked up in his strong box but is ready to put out to casual visitors. Such a happy nature as his will never be greatly worried by the vicissitudes of life as an ensign in the fleet. And they say that the four-starred flags come to men who can keep their minds ofl their troubles. i - r ' ■ " ' r " • " ir JT r " U. S. S. RATHBURNE— After Captain John P. Rathburne, who, in 1778, while commanding the Providence, took pos- session of Fort Nassau in the West Indies. He beat off the British sloop of war Grayton and five other vessels, two of which he burned. (Destroyer Ho. 113} Lacrosse: Class (3); Soccer: Class (2, 1) Manager of Class (1) Class Numer- als (1). T T T TT r T T r T T T T T I t t T T r T T-TTl :±i 213 t jLi mn f f T ' f iiv r 1826. Captain Cates- by Jones negoti- ated very valuable and useful treaties with the chiefs of Hawaii 8lmer Qhnn Qooper MoNTicELLO, Arkansas " Coop " " Zulu " THE door bangs oiien and in it we see Cooper, demanding, in a loud voice, as to the where- abouts of his mail. " This was her day to write, where did you hide it? " And then he proceeds to inform the world at large that he will get it next mail, that he has bilged cold and doesn ' t care whether school keeps or not. But in spite of his tales of bilging he is still with us. Cooper ' s virtues, too numerous to be listed, are offset by his terrible failing for woman. Singular, if you please, for he never wants more than one to enjoy the privilege of his affections. But we will forgive him for that, even if he does gum up the mails on account of her. When you are on the West Coast, look him up in his cottage built for two. Zulu is a confirmed radiator hound, self-appointed caretaker of his wife, and a radio fan. If he was not too lazy to put his theories to trial, great would be the innovations in radio. But you can ' t get along without him for he always remembers the pennies in the light bowl for the movies and chow. And he sticks by in the worst. Sometime in the far future Coop will be helping some poor devil on a life raft and giving him the " big half " of his " iron ration. " " Hell ' s bells, — there goes taps. Why don ' t you ever pull down the ports. Get us something on the radio. " And he turns in to wait for tomorrow and for June Week. Cyinlihana: Cast (4 J. T eery Ldminr Stinso i Dermott, Arkansas " Dick " " Ark " " Boivers " DICK came to us like many another of our members but he was not content to remain among the ordinary. He sought for adventure and in one short week he had accomplished his task, he was the first man in the class to have sea-duty on the dear old Reina. As a plebe he was very much in demand, with his man) humorous songs he won fame throughout the entire regiment. He has traveled more miles in Bancroft Hall for the purpose of entertainment than a road show. With a foundation of a year at Marion he had no difficulty in keeping his standing well up in the class. This, however, did not keep him from spend- ing many weary hours at extra duty. During his second class year he had begun to be a bit worried after being rec ommended for a survey by the Medical Board. Again, though, his luck was with him and he was continued. His highest ambition during his first three years was to be a ratey 1 P. O. First Class year, in order that he might sit down on watch. As a friend and roommate Ark could not be bettered. Vhether it be on the largest battleship or on the smallest gunboat on the China station Dick will always be there with the old fighting spirit ready to do his part. r y ' Gymkhana: Cast (4). V. S. S. TALBOT— After Captain Silas Talbot. He was thanked by the Con- tinental Congress for his gallantry displayed in an attempt to destroy the British fleet in New York Harbor, 1776. While commanding the Long Island protection force, 1779, he twice suffered capture. (Destroyer No. 114) V:. 214 .- «fo51 r ' f r f r r f r r f f r r- 1832, Feb. «. U. S. f r i g a te Potomac, Capt. Downes, de- stroyed pirate vil- lages at Oualla Battoo, Sumatra Robert Steivart luacke?ibush, Jr. CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, NeW YoRK " Bob " " Felix " " Quack " UNDER the protection of the giant Storm King lies, on the plateau, an extremely pic- turesque village overlooking the Hudson. Just a stone ' s throw down the river is the home and camp of our friends and rivals, the Greylegs. It is still unknown how Quack missed being attached to their native haunts. This Army atmosphere has evident- ly urged him on, and, under the trusty tutelage of Vinny and Van, he was successfully guided to the Naval Academy. Although it was a hard grind, a well-earned les- son was concentration, and it has doubly rewarded him with a splendid Academic record. In conjunc- tion with this he has a decided lack of the spirit of procrastination. " Something worth doing is worth doing well " is incorporated in his personal doctrine. All his work is done with the " Smile, smile, smile " theor ' in view. AV hence come his pugnastic qualities? He is a great admirer of Spike Vebb ' s teachings, and fol- lows closely with him every wintry afternoon. All spring and fall you can see him running apparently around the Lighthouse and back with the cross country men. In the winter, however, you will usually find him in an exciting game of bridge down the alley. ou can always locate him. Pass a word, and you ' ll hear him bark. M y fConro Marvin Riker Newark, New Jersey " Bob " " Rike " HAVING had previous military training. Bob had no difficulty in abiding by the regulations and military requirements of the Navy. Aca- demically he did as well as the average, but he liked to dream too well of his hobby, motor boats, and to think what his marks would be if he studied harder, to really receive the marks which he was capable of making. His willingness and ability led him to many activities, and, once seriously engaged in any event, he worked to the best of his knowl- edge and to the satisfaction of all concerned. Being musically inclined, both instrumentally and vocally, he was found in many a class show and the glee club production. Although small in stature, this did not prevent him from being on numerous Varsity squads, seeking the elusive " Block N. " Though inclined to be economical, and seldom a borrower, he did not let this interfere with his be- ing a generous lender and donator of anything of which the fellows had need. His chief weakness is his tendency of putting things off till tomorrow — or some equally distant date — but, regardless of that, somehow he always accomplishes that which he sets out to do, even though it may be unim- portant. While not exactly a " Red Mike, " Bob preferred to read " Motor Boating " to attending the hops. Determination, coupled with careful thought before a decision, guarantees a success for him in whatever he mav undertake. Cross Country: Varsity (2); Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (1); Boxing: Varsity (2, 1) Plebe Varsity (4) Navy Numerals; Lucky Bap Staff: Photog- raphy Manager ' (1); Gymkhana; Com- missary Officer (2, 1). - S XJC r ' r f f r ' r- r r r TJ. S. S. WATERS— After Captain Dan- iel Waters. While in command of the privateer Thorn, he engaged two British ships and captured both after two hours, 1776. He gained the high approbation of General Washington, who employed him. (Destroyer No. 115) Tennis: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Plebe Varsity (4) Navy Numerals (4) ; Soc- cer: A Squad (3, 2. 1) Block N (1) Plebe Varsity (4) Navy Numerals (4, 3, 2); Reef Points: Assistant Business Manager (1); Gymkhana (4, 3, 1); Orchestra (4) Glee Club (3, 2, 1): Chqir (4, 3_. 2. 1); Bugle u Jj K J ' ■ - 1 ' ?. " ' ■ - . J; Bugle 222: Corps (2. 1). lllh n TT I ! r t T T t T T T T I I t T T I T T t r T T t V f r- f r r f f r r ' r ■ r i 1832. Famine in Loo Ctioo Islands; U. S. Naval ves- sels brought rice and fish and organ- ized relief f f f " " ' ■ » ' r« f f ' T ' r I Edivard T aul Hag an McKeesport Pennsylvania " Brutus " " Ed " HE would take hearts and break them. Brutus blossomed forth in our steel center, and to note his physique we are wont to believe him when he pulls that yarn, " When I was a black- smith. " As a Plebe he hated all women, but Youngster Year found him with a slight leaning toward the weaker sex, Second Class Year he fell in love, and out again, and this, his First Class Year, he never misses dragging on a week-end. When this man smiles you know it and when he is displeased, " Ask any plebe he has come in con- tact with when peeved. " Academics never held any fear for Ed. Not ex- actly a " savoir faire " but always gets by with little or no effort. However, there is only one thing he dislikes beside " Dago, " and that is the Executive Department, with whom he played hide and seek the eleventh hour of Second Class Year. Serial magazine stories are his failing. If I had as much optimism as he, and was so sure of getting the " corridor castaway, " I ' d try for President. Jl w c ( harles £d vard Harrison McKeesport Pennsylvania " Tec " " Eddie " FOR the good of most of us, and the detriment of a few, we assemble here for our four years. The good that he has received here will carry Tec a long way. The final aid will be the reception of the old sheepskin ; and then to take a good long look down the broad highway. Eddie waged a mighty battle against the assem- bled forces of the Academics, and emerged in triumph. His victories would make many a classic hero blush with shame, and go purchase a new rattle to play with. He is also renowned for his pulchritude and the old fighting " S. A. " And, in his list of accomplishments, let there be named, last but not least, his natural ability as a singer. He should be immortalized. However long or hard the way, he is always there with the fight and push. The fact that he doesn ' t know when he is beaten should be coupled to his stubborn march upon any predetermined goal. As the years turn his gray hair to silver, may he remem- ber, but not sigh overlong, for his four years of uphill fight. Football: B Squad (■ ) Class (1) Class Numerals (I), - :? TTX U. S. S. DENT— After Captain John H. Dent, who served on the Constellation at the time that she captured the French frigate Insurgent, 1799. He commanded two ships of Preble ' s squadron and took part in the attacks on the city of Tripoli, 1804. (De- , stroyer No. 116) Football: Class (1) (1): Basketball: Class Numerals Class (J). Pr . k r r y f f f I ' r f f f r i ' TT » ■ f r ' f f f I ' r I ' J 8 3 8, Aug. 19. Lieut. Wilkes car- ried on for lour years one of the most noted ol scientific explora- tions Henry Morris iy ar shall Markham, Virginia " Tully " HENRY comes to us from the grand old State of V irginia and he certainly tries to uphold the honors of that State. He is a true Southerner, unseemingly ambitious, a true friend, truly sports- manlike, and " a man for all of that. " When a fel- low needs a friend or a word of cheer Henry is always ready to produce the right kind of medicine. When Henry arrived at the Academy he was a real " Red Mike, " but we have seen that all he needed was a little time and a pretty girl to make him change his mind. To look at Henry you would think that he would be very gentle around the women, but he is more of the cave man type than you would expect. He is very sarcastic, and he expects them to do just as he says. The studies do not worry Henry very much but he is safely perched above anchor. If he spent as much time studying as he does sitting in the window dreaming, he might wear a star. He also likes to read and he spends much of his time boning the Post and the Cosmo. Just give him something to read and he will let the rest of the world go by. Henry can always be counted on to do his part of the work, so we feel sure that he is going to be a great help wherever he goes. Here ' s hoping that luck and success will follow you everywhere, Henry. t Alfred Russel ' T ' ruslow Gainesville, Georgi. I rus rug PUG, ' the Baseball: Class (3); Lacrosse: Class (2); Soccer: Class (2, 1); Wrestling: Class (4, 3) Mananer (3): Exfert Rifleman (4). J i2j. the indefatigable fusser, came to us via class of twenty-six from " dear ol ' Gowga. " If Georgia lives up to all that he claims for her, then the garden of Eden was sadly mis- placed. Whenever you come down the alley and hear a rumbling that makes the walls shake you know that Trus is in the vicinity. He has to have a big laugh, otherwise he would soon wear it out. There is never a hop that he doesn ' t grace, and of course the girls all like him most, there is so much more of him. If Pug could persuade the Dago De- partment that his French is really good, but they just don ' t understand him, he could get through in true Southern style, smile, a joke, and twelve hours of sleep. His inability to resist the stronger sex, and his willingness to take others ' troubles keep him perched among the trees, but the Academics cannot knock him loose from that ever-ready smile. Dragging and laughing, however, are not the only sports at which this big boy is an adept, ask any- one who saw him out against the Army up at New York last fall. And in the spring he finds time between the hops to go out and show the boys on the track field how the different weights are thrown by a real man. As a friend, a shipmate, and true Southern gentleman, we ask for none better, and we feel sure that he will successfully uphold the honor of the Navy on his broad shoulders. U. S. S. DORSEY— After Midshipman John Dorsey, one of " Preble ' s school- boys. " He was killed in the attack on the city of Tripoli, 1804, when a gunboat was blown up by a shell from the enemy battery. (Destroyer No. 117) 33 Football: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Block N (3) Plebe Varsity; Track: Vlcbc Varsity Nai ' y Numerals (4): Lacrosse: Class (2): Wrestling: Class (3): Expert Rifleman (4). Ill P — -r j UIItT T TTT TTTTTTTTTTTr TrTTTITTT fTTtV } f r r f r- r ' r !_g ' v f r r r ' ; f s i ' f ' r« ' ' ' r r i ' y ' • 18 3 9, Lieutenant Wilkes, after his famous expeditions, made treaties with the chiefs of Sa- moa ' Davicl Wathns Tolso?i Washington, D. C. " Dave " " Doctor " " H ' illie " HERE is one of the savvy men of the class. He does his work methodically, and gets re- sults. Injured while wrestling during Plebe year, he has had to forego athletic recreation, so he takes it out on reading and boning. He loves to argue and he is usually on the right side. Dave knows enough about women to leave them alone, irost of the time. As far as we know, Dave has never touched a cigarette. He tried a pipe for a while ; but he found that it cut down his wind too much, inter- fering with his work on the sub-squad. When he wants to know something, he doesn ' t sit around doing nothing. He will ask somebody; and it doesn ' t matter who it is, M. C, Company Officer, or Aid to the Com. Dave ' s hobby is medicine, that is, surgery and all the fixin ' s. He keeps around a stethoscope, sev- eral scalpels, tweezers, thermometers, and other such tools. He also has a small medical library. His top shelf looked like a dispensary; and he was al- ways ready to fix up in true professional style. If the Navy holds Dave, we shall some day see him in the Medical Corps. Otherwise, he will be a successful civilian specialist. In any case, he will succeed, if bard and conscientious work will do it. n Harry Judsoji Ha ' divick Blacksburg, Virgini.a " Hank " " Pop " HARRY came to us from V. P. I., already halter broken. He enjoys infantry drills — because he likes to hear the band play. After four years at V . P. I., terminated by a football cap- taincy, he was warmly welcomed as a Blue and Gold warrior. Hank hates to wear shoes, because he grew up (six feet) as a bashful barefoot boy. He has never been bricked — only because his bashfulness has made him girl-shy. " Get out of my face, woman. " But often in his sleep he has been heard to utter the name of a femme with a long-drawn sigh. Very modest and unassuming, he is hard — to be- come acquainted with, but after intimacy, watch out! He becomes a terrible tease and enjoys a good joke (which is usually on the other fellow). Pop might be termed " savvy " if he became am- bitious, but has not yet learned the distinction be- tween boning and caulking. " Get out of here, Felix, " he shouts at the disturber of his 9 p. m. tryst with Alorpheus. Hank usually makes up his bed on Saturday mornings. His chief ambition is to be an aviator and should be successful, for he is a right good pilot, a natural story-teller. After each tale he meets incredulous looks with " That ' s a fact. " A true Southern gentleman of the F. F. V., Harrv will ahvavs be remembered as such. Crew: Assistant Maiuuier (4, .?, 2) Manaficr of Class 1926: Star (4. S); Company Refresenlathc (1). S ■II TJ. S. S. LEA— After Lieutenant Com- mander Edward Lea. He served gal- lantly in the Civil War, and was ex- ecutive officer of the Harriet Lane at the time that she went into action against the Confederate batteries at Galveston, 1863. He was killed in this action. (Destroyer No. 118) Football: A Squad (3, 2. 1) Block_ N (2, 1) Na-.-y Numerals Plebe Varsity; Baseball: Plebe Varsity Navy Numerals (4)r t- ' : i I 218 r f r I ' r r ' f r r r w rj -r 1840, Jan. 19. Lieu- tenant Wilkes dis- covered the Antarc- tic continent after a very perilous trip ,, r ' f r ; r r f f y r -V Seymour zAfiderso?t Johnson GoLDSBORO, North Carolina " Andy " " Sam " ANDY seems to have quite a hobby in going to school. Before casting his lot with the Navy he completed three years at the University of North Carolina, where he was a popular man in campus life. However, he decided that the Navy was the place for him, and he says Uncle Sam has a good officer, if the unexpected doesn ' t happen. You should have seen him when he first entered the Academy. He certainly was bewildered, that freckle-faced lad. Just mention freckles to him now and all he says is, " Just wait and see; I ' ve got them under control now. " Passing by his room, one often hears, " Shut up or I ' ll throw you out the window. " These hard words carry all over the deck and the gang comes on the run to his room, to save his roommate. It pleases him to talk loudly and harshly, but really, he ' s harmless. Sam is always willing to help you in anything and this, combined with his congenial ways, makes him a host of friends. He is slow-and-easy going, never hurrying. The only thing he ever gets excited over is a letter from his girl, and when one comes you can hear him for miles around. Andy never misses giving the girls a treat at the hops, but there is only one real girl in his life and he passes all others up for her. He fits in well in the Ser -ice and is glad to be a part of it and the Navy has done Andy a world of good. B T ' hofjias Louis Cayo GoLDSBORO, North Carolina " Blue Eyes " " Admiral " with the N? Bk EFORE casting his lot with the JNavy, tsiue Eyes passed a year at the University of North Carolina, where in search of a liberal education, he spent his time in pursuit of Greek Archaeology and members of the fairer sex. Although an under- standing of the former art has little or no bearing on his present chosen career, his success in Affaires d ' amour has proven his wisdom in the selection of a nautical life. Like others of us, he knows not how he got here but — " Lafayette, he is here " — so what matters it. Getting away to an early start, he immediately gained as a nickname the highest honor of his call- ing, and " Admiral " has been constantly used in calling him ever since. Some day when his nick- name and official rank and title will have become one and the same, he may resort to memories, re- calling these long blond locks, worn a la Valentino. But not now, for his principal occupation is extract- ing pleasure and enjoyment from the present and near future. Although academics are the least of his worries, " Admiral " maintains that the end is the best part of the week, for it is the week-ends that make life worth living. Tall and athletic, apparently reserved, but with an irresistible charm of personality, and firmness of purpose that makes him do well whatever he does, presages for him success in his profession. Wrestling : Squad (3, 2 r.iislty (1). % y- - - " r ' f r ' r r r r r r ' r ' j j ji _ ■ — v— T- ■■ " r« r r« r f r ' 18 4 0. Commodore Kearney obtained Indemnity from China for illegal acts against Ameri- can property Qreed ( ard velI " urlitigame Louisville, Kentucky " Burly " ' T TELL you, I fall more in love every time that A I see her. " Now you have our subject in a nutshell. Sometimes a blonde, sometimes a brunette, but he is ever taking a cruise on the sea of love. After numerous voyages, however, some disas- trous, some successful, he has shown some signs of settling down at last. His special delivery letters and his week-end drags have become so many and so constant, and his divergences from the straight and narrow so few, that we have begun to think that it may be permanent this time. We may be sure, however, that the fair sex will ever be para- mount to him. For four years his broadcasting ways have been the wonder of Bancroft Hall. One cruel person even went so far as to nickname him " Radio. " At first his wondrous stories were received by every- one with pride and admiration, but of late we have learned to accept them with what might be termed the " Burlingame Allowance. " As gold stripe after stripe is secured to our sleeves, on land or on sea we may count our luck the best if our paths cross his. Let us hope that Fate may never rob him of the idealistic viewpoint to which he still clings, in spite of the great amount of materialistic philosophy to which he has been exposed in recent years. ¥ N f Football: Lacrosse: Trident : Assistant Manaqcr Class (4); Manager of Class (5, 2, J); Assistant Business Manager (3). -i::?:© - Reunah Jitz Ra?idolph Shelbyville, Kentucky " Roony " " Randy " O, folks, this line under the picture doesn ' t say " Wanted, Dead or Alive, " although the string of stars behind that Black " N " would lead one to believe that this is a page from the Rogues Gallery. Roony is not really bad, he was just the victim of circumstances. To begin with, he is a Kentuckian, and it was while living up to that repu- tation, sitting behind a full house, that his prison record started. Just a year later he was enjoying another of those attributes for which his state is famous — and it wasn ' t race horses or beautiful women — when he suddenly was forced to cancel all June Week and September Leave engagements. Yachting, however, is not his only field of en- deavor. You could see him any winter afternoon, and the first part of each September, trying to con- vince the powers that be that the Clear Creek Crawl is every bit as good as the breast stroke. But it was not until Saturday night that Roony really came into his own, and then it was with a bang. How could Carvel Hall open on Saturday if he were not there to dance with everybody else ' s girl, and walk out without paying his check? But through it all he has remained faithful to the girl he left behind him, although there was many a " Sure, but that ' s no excuse for her not writing to me. " But one glimpse of her explains Roony ' s maxim, " There may have been good-looking girls outside of Kentucky, but they all died j ' oung. " If V. S. S. RADFORD— After Rear Ad- ' miral William Radford, wlio led the party which captured the Mexican ship Halek Adhel at Mazatlan, 1846. He commanded the New Ironsides during its attacks on Fort Fisher, 1864, for which he was highly commended. , (Destroyer No. 120) ' TTTTTJ tT-rTT Ik il LL. lliiVT ' .- T T T T T T T t r T H T r T T T T T I T t T T - " 1 r=i: 220 jLj ym ' -JLiJ ' I ' TM ' f f mm 1843. Great famine in Ireland. Navy transported food and other necessi- ties (or relief measures T ' homds urto?i Klakring Annapolis, Maryland ' T. B. " " Klak " " Burr TEMPERAMENTAL — super-sentimental — consistent with eventhing as with love letters — played piano since Plebe year on every occasion — never had a liberty to himself — always optimistic — has a smile for everybody — greatly improved music at the Academy by instilling in the clubs his original- ity — has written a number of school songs — always ready to pitch in on anything and has served almost every one of our organizations — most of his study hours are devoted to the non-academic but never runs into departmental difficulties — once hit a steam tree for the week and had to be brought to — picks up a text-book occasionally and then that ten- thousand-mile look appears in his steel-grey eyes — never misses a hop but since First Class year has be- come a stellar member of the time-honored stag line • — went out for soccer Second Class year and made the team after a month ' s experience — each Spring he loses his spare poundage ( ?) chasing about the lacrosse field — each day, from reveille to taps, has a gang hanging out in his room — smokes terrible pipes — likes cigars, too. " Who is that boy playing the piano? " — " Why, that ' s Burt Klakring! " t ' Paul Stuart T)epew Cambridge, Mass. " Chauncey " WE have had the pleasure of watching Chaun- cey grow up for he was just a little chap when he first appeared in our midst. His then outstand- ing characteristics were a distinctly " Hawvawd " intonation and a sense of personal dignity which did not at all become a lowly Plebe. There was something of a delicate retiring nature in his make-up and it was quite a surprise to the com- munity when he accepted the call to arms and set about to develop himself into one of " Spike " Webb ' s prodigies. He just missed " starring " by a point or two — and that with comparatively little application. After the first cruise, he began to take life less seriously and he sailed right along on the crests until the middle of Second Class year, at which time he suffered a change of heart. The trans- formation was complete and he at once became a man of moods, a dreamer, a builder of " Castles in Spain. " He has a most disconcerting habit of call- ing his room-mate all sorts of names in French. An- other trick of his is to call out, in the middle of the night, " Do you think she loves me, huh? " If you have the good fortune to meet this chap, you will like him, immensely; all of us do. He has never lost the dignity element, but has tempered it with a personal charm and friendly spirit that make him a most attractive and valuable shipmate. Lacrosse: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Block N (2) Kavy Sumcrals (4, 3); Soccer: A Squad (2, 1) Nav Numerals (2, 1): Luckv Bag Staff; ' Hop Committee (2. 1): Ring Dance Committee ; Gvmkhana (4, 3, 2, IJ; Musical Clubs (i, 3, 2, IJ Director (2, 1); Jazz Band (4, 3, 2, IJ. -fc9 IL r r ' r r ' r r r ' f r ' r U. S. S. MONTGOMERY— After Rear Admiral Jolm Berrien Montgomery. He served with Commodore Perry and was awarded a sword for heroic con- duct in the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. nf Baseball: Class (3); Boxing: A Squad (2): Football: Class (2). He served with Commodore Stephen 1 1 1 riyVvvi Decatur in operations against Algiers, lIl N ' " 1815. (Destroyer No. 121) , — i U» T,T rTliriTTTTTITTTTTTTT I t TT T TT r f f r t ' t ' f f r f r ' f r r I ' f r f I ' ■ I ' f ' r r f " 18 4 4, Feb. 28. Bursting of the gun " Peacemaker, " U. S. S. Princeton. Secretary of Navy among dead ( lenn Walker Legiveft Augusta, Georgia WHEN Glenn came up from Marion Institute, he treated us to a revelation of the latest in young men ' s apparel as worn in Augusta. He then met his first disappointment in the Navy, for the barber shop played an effective Delilah to his re- luctant Samson, and his long hair went the way of his fashionable raiment before he could recover breath enough to make his vigorous if somewhat de- layed protests. The typical Southerner was a myth before Glenn appeared. He has all the qualifications and attri- butes. One of them is a susceptibility to a pretty face, which accounts for the fact that he never missed a hop. However, he has a high standard and is usu- ally able to satisfy it. The combination of a silver tongue and a Georgian accent is too potent for most of them, but Glenn remains " a man ' s man for a ' that. " C ne of his vices is a weakness for a pipe, and un- fortunately for the rest of us, he never feels quite complete without it. The pipe, however, is quite complete without him, for it is strong enough to take on the E.xecutive Department and get away with it, which is more than Glenn has been able to do. Now and then he throws off his normal state of indolence, and in a burst of energy, he rides his hobby of writ- ing short stories. All in all, Glenn is the sort that any man is glad to have for a shipmate, for when you need him most he has a habit of coming thiough. James Jraficis e?tson Providence, Rhode Island " Jimmy " " Barney " JIMMY is from the old New England state of Rhode Island. Perhaps he follov.s very closely in the steps of Roger Williams, the founder, being somewhat of a dissenter. His favorite form of dis- course is a discussion. Strange as it may seem, he generally knows what he is talking about and there- fore wins his arguments. Barney is naturally brilliant but suffers from an old Southern custom. He would much rather read than study. He is, nevertheless, generally found in the higher sections in all subjects. He is always willing to help a classmate, and as a teacher he is an imqualified success. Occasionally Jimmy musters enough energy to go out for athletics. Second Class year he decided that wrestling was his game, so he annexed a position on the class team. Heretofore Jimmy has scorned the hops, going to them just often enough to keep in touch with the latest steps and music. First Class year has brought a change and now he is an ardent believer in hops and Pan- loes. Jimmy is Irish, which is a passport to the best in life in any place. He possesses that sparkling humor that is so much admired in the Gaels, and makes an interesting conversationalist. He is a well rounded man physically, mentally, and morally, of whom any father has a right to be proud. JCi,! ' r r t ' f F ' t T _r U. S. S. BREESE— After Captain Kid- der Randolph Breese, who commanded a division at Vicksburg, 1863, and other important actions. On several occasions he received the thanks of Admiral Porter for his etficiency and zeal in important tasks. (Destroyer No. 122) ll ' rrslliiui: Class (4. 2). i ' ;5 J r ! ■ I - I ' r ' ■ f r ' r f r r i ' JIJ ' JIAI VJ ' l ' f ' ' ' ' ' ' ' r rvrri 1844, Oct. 1. Es- tablishment of the Naval Observatory a t Washington. Was later greatly expanded 6lwood Kase Qortielius SuNBURY, Pennsylvania " Skip " " Corny " SKIP was born in Sunbury. Before coming here he found time to acquire considerable knowledge by first graduating from Sunbury High School; and then following this up a year later by undergoing a freshman year at Penn State College. Thus we found him already a fraternity brother (Sigma Chi claims him) and accustomed to initia- tion before undergoing the incidental annoyances of Plebe year. During his years at the Academy Corny has made a host of friends among all classes. His un- failing good humor, coupled with an attractive personality, has combined to make him a man of whom it can truthfully be said, " Of enemies he has none. " The Academics never caused him to allot to them more than the required hours. An athlete of fair ability previous to his entrance, a succession of unfortunate events have prevented him from doing all that he could do while here. An injured shoulder, sustained while running, has repeatedly handicapped him in his endeavors. In- cidentally, it kept him from making Second Class cruise to the West Coast. Nevertheless, Skip per- sisted at track; and has turned in some mighty fair quarters. Lucky Bag work occupied a considerable portion of his spare time. In between these ac- tivities, though. Corny found ample time to pursue the social side of life ; and, perhaps, in this respect, he most deservedly occupied the limelight. . Richard Qeppert Griffoul Minneapolis, Minnesota " Tarzan " " Griff " " Dick " GRIFF hails from the land of the free and the home of the Swedes — Minnesota. His early school career is as varied as that of a Navy junior ' s. He attended high school in New Jersey, Ohio, and Minnesota. For two years before he accepted an appointment to the Academy he was employed in an ofhce of the Northern Pacific Railway Com- pany. During Plebe year Griff ' s athletic build earned him the name of Tarzan. For this reward he con- tinually demonstrated " The Call of the Yapps " by pounding his chest and roaring, to the delight of the upperclassmen. Griff takes an intense interest in the various sports. He has been a big support to the class foot- ball and lacrosse teams ; and, to say the least, he swings a mean lacrosse stick. As a lover of books and the Post, he is hard to beat. Fortune favored him with common sense ; and consequently he had little worry for the Academics. We often heard him say, " Well, I don ' t understand this lesson very well, today " ; but at the end of each month we found him with a high class standing. At times he was most absent-minded ; and usually insisted on making up his bed on Saturday mornings. Gri ff is a willing worker, always ready to lend a hand. He is true blue in every way; and a bigger-hearted and better-natured fellow is hard to be found. Track: Class (4, 2); Tennis: Class (1); Lucky Bail: Assistant Circulation and AdvertisiiiQ Manager. . ' .t-J T-tJC-T-UTJ T T T T Tn r ' r f r ' r ' r ' r ' r ' r U. S. S. GAMBLE— After Brevet Lieu- tenant Colonel John M. Gamble, U. S. Marine Corps. While attached to the Essex, 1812, he was placed in com- mand of three prizes. He was seri- ously wounded in suppressing a mu- tiny on these vessels. (Destroyer No. 123) Football: B Squad (1) Class (3, 2); Lacrosse: Class (4, S, 2, 1) Cat ' tain of Class (2) Class Numerals (4); Star (4). lii I. tTT rTT t T I T t T t T ! T T TT TTT r r t T T T TT 7 = J Herbert Lisle Hoerner Omaha, Nebraska " Jack " " Squink " " Jock " ACK was born in Omaha, where he received his elementary education. He came east one win- ter to attend Werntz ' s School, but journeyed back again to end up at Hall ' s School. From there he came to the Academy, embarking on his naval career July 5, 1923. His athletic ability made itself known from Plebe summer. Fall found him playing football, however, luck was against him ; and several weeks in the hospital did not help. However, when the call for crew came Jack responded, and earned his seat on the Plebe varsity. Youngster year and Second Class year found him on the " A " squad, and play- ing in the Army game as end. Jack ' s six feet of lean brawn coupled with his main ambition in life should make of him an ex- cellent officer. He has the natural ability to be- come a great leader of men. This ability has cut out his life ' s work for him, and placed him on the first rungs of the ladder of success. Jack ' s ruling passion is an insatiable lust for orders and discipline, which his roommates accom- pany by a most inconsistent genius for disorder. But in spite of this he always comes smiling through. Jack has gained many staunch supporters by his cheerful mien, ever present smile, and desire for peace and harmony. Joseph Jra?tkli7i Jelley, Jr. Phoenixville, Pennsylvania " Joe " " J. F. " JOE graduated in the class of ' 21 from Phoenix- ville High School. The following year he entered Cornell in the class of ' 25, leaving there two years later to enter the Academy. While at Cornell he made the Eleusis fraternity. Beau Geste, himself, the saccharine sex find him simply irrepressible. Many are they who have speculated on the choice of cognomen for his first- born. Apple and Plum are the predominant sug- gestions, and — well, " Who could resist such a po- tential name? " Gentleman Joe has tied so many Beau Knots in the old Navy line that one would scarcely recog- nize the old hawser; but his governing passion is business. Rich he is in natural talents, combining the commodious heart of John Paul Jones, the volubility of William Jennings Bryan, and the veiled wit of Voltaire with such lesser talents as the business attributes of the chosen race, a face as in- nocent as the angel Gabriel, and a marked suscepti- bility to monetary magnetism. A man in every sense, equally capable of man- aging a flock of submarines or a second-hand cloth- ing store. One can but predict that his future will be jammed full of the fruits of a well-earned suc- cess. K Football: A Squad ( , 2. 1) Block N (2 , 1) Navy Numerals (4 ) ; Crew ( i, 2. 1 } Navv Numerals (4, 3) Company Representative (4, 3, 2); Gvmkhana (1). - : IT r " f r ' r U. S. S. RAMSAY— After Rear Ad- miral Francis M. Ramsay, who served throughout the Civil War. He commanded the ironclad Choctaw at the bombardment of Yazoo City, 1863, and later took a prominent part in the sieges of Vicksburg and Fort Fisher, 1863-64. (Destroyer No. 124) Log Staff: (3. 2) Associate Editor (1); Business Manntjcr of Luckv Bag; Ring Dance Committee ; Gvmkhana (4, 3. 2, 1): Juice Gang (4, 3, 2, 1); Star (4. 3. 2 ); Second Class Shozv; Masqueraders (4. 3, 2, 1) Masked N. !J x 4 ' n 2ZA f f I ' r ' f f f r f M ' r r rj !, 1846, April 26. War declared against Mexico. In May a blockade of Mex- ico ' s eastern coast was proclaimed I ' r f f ri f f f ■ f j _L!,iu Ernest ' lake Washington, Pennsylvania " Ernie " " Cicero " ERNIE received a diploma from Washington High School. Although he excelled in his studies while there, he found time to win the plau- dits of the mob on the diamond as an embryonic Walter Johnson. I iving in a college town he was enamoured with the collegiate life, but he attended Washington and Jefferson a very short time before he entered the Naval Academy. As his prep school days indicated, his athletic am- bitions while at the Academy centered on baseball, and, during the season, he could be seen every Sun- day on the mound, toiling for the Class of ' 27. Tossed about at will by the Academic Department, he has, nevertheless, been able to squeeze by. Ernie is a go-getter. He has usually achieved his many ambitions. He has wonderful foresight. Many are the times that his roommate has profited by using part of his outfit. He claims a wide and varied interest in girls, which, he insists, is reciprocated. Only one, however, seems to exercise any influence over him. He was always a law-abiding and regu- lation chap with the cry of " Out you go, Sailor, " as soon as study call rang. A man of Ernie ' s quality is bound to emulate the work of his namesake and predecessor, and cause young historians of the next generations as much confusion over the identity of the Blakes as we have had over the now famous Porters. w Ke?i?ieth Ross tiller Lancaster, Pennsylvania " Ken " " Chief KEN is a native of Lancaster. Beside being the place where the sun rises and sets, this is the town where Robert Fulton and James Buchanan first saw light. Ken, however, has yet to see the light. This is not entirely to be regarded as sar- casm, for you have to know him to realize the ex- tent of his possibilities. Ken possesses many qualities that are to be admired, especially in a roommate. His peaceful nature and his amiability are always a source of pleasure to those who know him. He has many friends, and always will have. He admits that he is quite an authority on any- thing and everything. This applies especially to the fair sex. They seem, on the other hand, to cause him a tremendous amount of worry. Like many other of our embryo naval heroes, Ken is a devoted disciple of Morpheus. His hour is usually about 8 P. M. He maintains that nothing is as conducive to good classroom work as fourteen hours of sleep a day. We wonder how he passes, but the marks at the end of the month seem to verify his theories. He does not limit himself to Academic endeavors, but has been a mainstay on several class soccer teams. He has one of those educated toes that you read about. Ken is considering the Marines, and, while we realize the impending loss that the line will suffer, we wish him all the success in the world. Baseball: Class (4, 3, Numerals (4); Soccer: 2, 1) Class Class (2, 1). s x:_r F r lui ' r_r r Soccer: Class (3. (3. ?. 1) Class Nttmerals 2, 1). U. S. S. TATTNALL— After Captain Josiah Tattnall. He served on the Constellation in 1812, and later fought at the Battle of Bladensburg, 1814. The State of Georgia presented him with a sword for gallantry at Vera Cruz, 1846. (Destroyer No. 125) M I r r r ' r ' r v r f r r r r-r n ■ 1846, July 7. U. S. squadron took pos- session of Monte- rey, California, in the name of the United States f . f. fi r ' f r r f m i ' f r ti r 1 ' Hilforti Qr ft Owen Honolulu, Hawaii " Ted " PICCOLO PETE, John, Flannelfeet, but better known to most of us as just Ted, the leader of one of our most celebrated organizations, the U. S. N. A. Ten. Ted came to us from far off Honoluhi, land of sunshine and music, and there- fore along with him came saxophone, violin, and ukulele. As to which he plays the best it would be hard to say ; however, we are certain that he can play them all exceedingly well. As for girls, well, he has dragged but once in two years — not because he is a red mike (for he is far from that) but Dame Rumor has it that there is someone far away in the midwest. All we can say is, " lucky girl. " Few of us will forget the many pleasant evenings we have spent, both here at the Academy and on our summer cruises, listening to the wail of his saxophone or the low strumming of his ukulele. Wherever he goes we are sure of one thing and that is that he will be well liked and the life of the party. Ted, we wish you the best of luck and hope that some day we may be shipmates with you. bram Henry Afo?ig, Jr. Honolulu Hawaii " Hank " A RAG, a bone, and a Hank of hair, " and here we have him, the pride of Oahu. Coming, as he does, from one of those savage islands in the Pacific where the women have only recently re- placed Eve ' s fig leaf by a fringe of straw, it took Hank fully two years to grow accustomed to the irk- some itching of regulation skivies, and to this day he doesn ' t see the need for shoes. But he soon ac- quired the ways of the world. Many and varied are the stories of his Paris and Brussels leaves. Nor will we forget the night he so firmly insisted on sleeping on the hard, hard deck in preference to the comforts of a regulation bed. It may not be said that Hank was ambitious ath- letically, even though he was an honorable man. His athletic record consists of one Black N . With the natural gift of a fish, he should have easily made the aquatic squad were it not for his fond- ness for Cosmos, Chesterfields, and the little red and white discs, and a general aversion to anything which interfered with his sleep. But now at last after four years of working (when necessary), cussing and sleeping, he is on the threshold of a new life — a plebe of the Fleet. Free, white and twenty-one, and head over heels in love with love. Gymkhana: Cail (4, .!. 2, 1): Jais Band ' (4, 3, 2, I) Lender (1). . 1 " T - 2 V. S. S. BADGER— After Commodore Oscar C. Badger. He was commended for services on the Potomac, 1861-62, and later for his bravery at Fort Sumter, 1863, where he was severely wounded. He assisted at the relief of St. Kitts after the great fire, 1867. (Destroyer No. 126) Track: Class (3. 2, 1); Sinmming: Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (4). 3 226 Robert Stephens Joi ' d Staten Island, New York " Henry " " Bob " HENRY comes from the suburbs of New York City — Staten Island, to be exact. If you don ' t consider this something to be proud of, just start him talking about those big ferryboats, or all the pretty girls in the big city. Handicapped at the start by lack of high school training, he was tossed about considerably by the Academic Departments during his first two years by the Severn, but he finally got his bearings and sailed right along. Henry ' s athletic inclination in the Winter is mostly confined to working out with the grapplers. In the Springtime he tosses them up on the diamond, or runs a few laps on the track. The rest of the time he spends on the radiator with his beloved pipe. Occasionally he feels the need of giving the girls a treat, and then he drags — but never blind! These times do not come very often, as his heart is elsewhere. Perhaps someone back in Staten Is- land could give us a little more information on the subject. Bob pulls well in a crowd and with his cheerful smiling nature he has made many friends. " The conscience of a New Englander, combined with the energy of the typical New Yorker, " aptly de- scribes him. With this in view, we may expect him to be always topside in the years to come. Qdvl L,udwig Stc ' uier Baltimore, Maryland " Chick " THIS young man started to kick when he entered this world, and has been kicking ever since. In fact, he kicked so well that the Athletic De- partment awarded him the coveted letter for soccer during his youngster year. It was his excellent ability and knowledge of the game that secured him the berth of skipper for the plebe team. Carl de- rives a good deal of satisfaction from seeing his listeners ' jaws drop and eyes open when he makes a particularly dumb remark. It was for this rea- son alone that he ran the upperclass more than they ran him, when he was a plebe. " Say, Mr. Steiner, how many side boys do you rate? " " I used to rate two, sir, but since I got in the Navy I shaved them off. " However, you are not supposed to believe that he is wooden because he ranks, academically, with the best of them. In fact, he was twelfth in his class at Baltimore Poly. Anyone who knows him will agree that one of Carl ' s outstanding characteristics is his easy-going and good-natured disposition. He has been known to take a half-dozen of his classmates to a show when the funds of the party were low. If you ' re looking for a man who ' s strong for the Navy, just yell for the brute, as he is sometimes called. It ' s for this reason that a bright future is predicted for this young man who comes from the city of many monuments, and we ' re rooting for him just as he is for the Navy. Baseball: Class (I): Track: Class (S) - I t t f t T T K y T 1 rTTTTTTTTTry r r r r t ' t ' r- r r U. S. S. TWIGGS— After Major Levi Twiggs, U. S. Marine Corps, War of 1812, of whom Decatur said: " Lt. Twiggs displayed great zeal . . . the fire of his men was incomparable. " He was killed while leading an at- tack in the Mexican War, 1847. --— r (Destroyer No. 127) Baseball: Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Lacrosse: Class (2, 1); Soccer: A Squad 3. 2. 1) Block N (S. 1) Plebe Varsity Navy Numerals (4, 2). ' i: I 1.1 1 V 227 HIS cute little fists clenched with grim determi- nation having something to do with broad gold stripes, seen in a Musical Comedy, Hubert painstakingly inscribed his name in the Big Book, said, " I do " to the Commandment, drew his waste- basket from the Midshipmen ' s Store . . . and WAS a Midshipman. He has since changed much — Colon, Tia Juana, Gibraltar, Paris, Seattle and Guantanamo . . . have made of him a Man of the World. This Baritone Collegian, with his M. I. T. ex- perience, made short work of the requisite tonsorial tests and next concerned himself with the choice of comfortable berths (seats) in the Glee Club. Led astray (and on many irksome errands) by The Log Board, he proved the excellence of Copybook adages by his steady rise to Fame and Editorship of The Log. Inherent American aggressiveness and tact, cou- pled with Scotch canniness and the irrepressible hu- mor of Irish forefathers, have produced in Hugh those desirable qualities, necessary for a successful career as a leader of men. The possessor of an extraordinary aversion to perspiration, Hubert has confined himself wholly to athletics of the Choral and Mental types, varied somewhat by his readiness to drink " that last cup of tea " or drag blindly for a friend; no brick is large enough to erase his Irish smile. M Li ' q 4. S) Staff (2) Editor in Chief (1); Lucky Ban Staff (2, 1): Glee Club (1. 3. 1): Gymkhana Cummittce (2, 1) Business Manager (1); Trident Society (1). " mi U; -i2 --j " TTTrnpir: S. S. BABBITT— After Lieutenant Fitz Henry Babbitt. During the War of 1812, he served on the Nautilus, and later on the Adams. He was killed in the action between the British ships of war Endymion and Pomona with the President, 1815. (Destroyer No. 128) Uil- rrr- t tt rtTT TTTrt ttrr WHEN one first meets Dick, one would wager that he was the world ' s worst sophisticate. He will immediately sweep you into a most enthu- siastic conversation, the subject being immaterial to him. But, he is not sophisticated ; he is simply a very well versed young man. He has a remarkable faculty for picking up knowledge and information and his powers of retention are equally great. Before joining our midst, he had two years at Case School of Applied Science as well as a wealth of experience in the industrial world. He is an ornament for anyone ' s salon. Excelling in the Charleston, the Tango, and equally difficult Terpischorean feats, possessing one of the Academy ' s best voices and considerable ability at the piano, he never fails to register. He is ever ready to take part in the sociable free- for-all rumpuses that sometimes take place in Bancroft Hall, and Dick is physically able to hold his own. He plays a fine game of golf, and an equally good game of tennis. During the fine spring afternoons, one is sure to find him playing a game of ball in some secluded corner of the yard. Inasmuch as Dick graduates with distinction, we naturally assume that he is headed for the Construc- tion Corps, but we, who are academically less for- tunate, hope to have him for an associate in the Line. Lo(i : Staff (1); Gymkhana: Cast (2, 1): Glee Club (4] 3. 2, 1); Choir (■I, 3); Star (4, 3, 2). A. ' i 228 I f. r | . | . r f f f r f f r in j_l ' I ' r ' r " f r ' f r f t ' r " r ' r ' 1847, March 9-29. Naval operations at Vera Cruz, result- ing in the surren- der of the city to the Navy Wesley Herbert Ra?idig Springfield, Massachusetts " Gus " " fVes " WHAT Gus says is usually right, and is based upon facts acquired in the old school of hard knocks, begun when a newsboy in Springfield. Born there, he attended the Springfield Technical High School until he was eighteen, then took a correspond- ence course while working for a prominent engi- neering concern in the city, gaining a wide experi- ence and fitting himself for a most successful career at the Naval Academy. Like the rest of us, he had to work for all that he got, but he usually remembered it until he reached class. Naturally this took much time, but he also managed to participate in cross country and wrestling for the honor of the Third Company. Gus is a promulgator of the " work-out-in " theory of training. He has, nevertheless, often challenged his co-freres to a sprint to the hospital and back. When asked, " Going for a swim, Gus? " he replies, " Naw, I don ' t want to swim, but I ' ll put you on your shoulders on the mat. " Anything to be con- trary. Always obliging, Gus will make good because he possesses a quiet and unassuming yet forceful per- sonality which causes him to be truly admired by his friends. Richard T ' otts Ross, Jr. Frederick, Maryland " Bud " " Dick " " Joe " WHEN Bud began his career in the Navy one bright sunshiny morning in July, he was filled with a joyful sensation that would not be suppressed even after he had renounced all worldly things in the Administration Building. Although life at the Academy, with its sub, weak, and posture squads, has not always been pleasant for him, Bud has con- tinued to wear his customary cheerful smile. Not even the Ac Department could prevail over his good nature, for Youngster year he accomplished the impossible by passing two re-exams with a calm- ness of spirit that would have done credit to any savoir. " Bud " showed that he was no slouch in athletics by swimming for 1927 plebe year. However, his progress in the natatorium was checked by his being on bad terms with math. Quiet, blue-eyed, with an innocent face and an unaffected " line, " he has won his way into many a fair damsel ' s heart. " Buddy Dear " is loved by them all ; but a peculiar cynicism carefully hidden under his boyish appearance has kept him safely out of reach of any feminine designs. Track: Class (2): Star (4. 3. 2). ■ m: " W- " i ■ I W- W U. S. S. DE LONG— After Lieutenant Commander George W. De Long, com- mander of the Jeanette on its Arctic cruise. He died with his party in the Far North. A court of inquiry said: " Special commendation is due bim . . . for high qualities displayed. " (Destroyer No. 129) 7 Sxvimming : Class (4, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4). yM k ,y If . ,1 t ' t ' _L ' f r ' r I ' i ' i ' r ' f ' ' 7 ( I ' f r f M r M f r t ' r • T 1850, May-Oct. 1851. Expedition, Lieut. De Haven, to the Arctic in search of Sir John Franklin, R. N. . S Stratford Bradish " Biddle, Jr Los Angeles, California " Strar ' " Blossom " " Bailey " STRAT is a rather hard man to identify, was born away down South — in Africa, has since then lived in more parts of the world than the average man ever visits. His wandering days are over, however, and after this, he claims, it is going to take a tremendous attraction to take him from the land of his choice. Although he began life on a continent where the native sons are usually dark and lazy, Strat defied tradition by being both blonde and ambitious. He has greeted any chance to work with enthusiasm. His Naval Academy activities have been very well rounded. He is one of the small percentage who achieve the double distinction of stars in the Aca- demic and a Block " N " in the Athletic Department. Add to this his dramatic merit as exemplified by his participation in Masqueraders and class shows, and executive ability as illustrated by the stripes he wears. The Lucky Bag has also been included in his varied interests. Not being very prepossessing, Strat has to be well known to be well liked. He has a charm for the feminine heart, however, that seems to be in utter contradiction of this fact. He can count the hops that he has missed on his fingers, without danger of repetition. He expects to be long a bachelor, as the girl whom he marries will have to be prcjiared to support him, but we doubt if a man as susceptible as he to feniininit will lonu remain imnunic. ' Tennis: Block N (2) Navy Numerals (i) A Squad (3, 2, 1) Picbe Varsitt, Class Numerals (4); I.uckv Bari Staff: Slar (4, 2): Masqueraders (4) Masked N(4): Class Show (2). rf - . s. t n rur- r £d»ncnd " Tressiliaii Napier, Jr. Aberdeen, Mississippi " Tris " " Tommy " ECAUSE he overcame the disadvantages of spoiled by his many years in Mississippi. Because he prepared at Marion Institute. Because he kept his two cases of pneumonia sufficiently well in the backgroiuid to get in, and to stay in this man ' s navy. Because he has spent four years in an en- deavor to overcome this disadvantage by regularly and rigorously playing soccer and lacrosse. Because he has lived with the same man for four years. Because of his success in finding anyone who could live with him for four years. Because he has been able to live down the allegation that he, or an im- mediate ancestor, wrote the Analogies, Logarithms and Diagrams with which the name is associated. Because he has acquired considerable skill in the art of painlessly extracting music from a clarinet. Because he has outlived the resulting attempts at murder. Because of the irrepressible enthusiasm with which he follows any new interests, be it girls or compasses. Because by constant industry and ap- plication he has graduated with credit. Because he has left a lasting impression on all those with whom he has come into contact. For these and other more insidious reasons I nominate — Vhat ' s that? Because he has sprouted wings? Now listen here, he ' s as big as I am, and a lot more vicious. Besides, he ' s writing my little story. But here he is, you can see at a glance that it ' s all true. Lacrosse: Class (2, 1); Orchestra (1}. :: U. S. S. JACOB JONES— After tain Jacob Jones, who was captured in 1803 with the Philadelphia in Trip- oli. He commanded the Wasp in her victorious engagement with the British ship Frolic, 1812. He latter com- manded the Macedonian. (Destroyer No. 130) Cap ' ■ 230 THE LIEUTENANT-COMMANDER 231 r r ' r ' r r f r ' f r r ' r f Jt f f r r ' f r f f r ' y r t» 1853 and 1854. Com- modore Perry es- tablished commer- cial relations with China after years of endeavor Ravmofid T ' osto?! Rutledge Festus, Missouri " Ray " " Rut " " Savvy " RAY came to us with the sound of the thresh- ing machine still singing in his ears. Listen- ing to that sound, however, was just his summer pastime. School was far more important, for we learned that in the Festus High School Savvy stood one in his class, — a standing he has striven to repeat in his four years with us. We do not know how the soft sound of the sea reached so far in- land ; but the glamour of the uniform and the desire for the deep penetrated and none of us are sorry. Plebe year, Ray could keep us at constant atten- tion with his stories and jokes; but since then we have missed them. In their place he has substi- tuted Academic work ; and in that field he was very successful. To excel in all things is a high ambi- tion ; but it is one whicli Rut has kept. He has worked at several sports; and he has made good in every one. He grasps all things by putting in the hard work most of us lack. Raymond is easy to get along with; but just be- cause you can get along with him is no sign that you know him. Far from it, for it takes a long time to know him thoroughly. So remember this when you meet Rut. You will very soon learn to like him, and it will be well worth while to try to know him. Richard JFilder Sitiith HiNGHAM, Massachusetts " Spivis " " Dick " " Spiro " HERE is a true son of Massachusetts. No, he did not stand " one in the class ; but if marks had been given for scarcity of studying, he would have been a star man. Spivis prepped at Thayer, where he excelled in history, athletics, and general executive ability. His vacations were devoted to banking and sailing and, of course, to acquiring that savoir faire typical of his native state. He made no mistake in entering the Navy, for water is his natural element. Being a natural sea- man, and having had some practical experience in that line, he had a good foundation for his chosen profession. Spivis, however, is the acme of capa- bility; and he will not make a one-sided officer. His spare time was spent in all-round development. Moreover, he has the knack of communicating his knowledge to others in concise form. He will be a good leader among his future associates. His ready smile and open frankness pulled him through a Plebe year and a Youngster cruise with ease. In athletics, his hundred and thirty-five pounds were felt in active sports such as soccer and lacrosse. The same aggressive spirit combined with a real old Massachusetts line carried him safely in feminine company. The art of song is in his make- up; and many parties and study hours were enli - ened by his little ditties. In short, Spivis satisfies in all company. What more need be said ? IVrcstlini : Class (2); Star (S. 2). z e T TT TTTt«lt» ltiri T-illl :!iE!zrnr Lacrosse: Class (S, 2); Soccer: Class ( 2 ) ; Manaycr of Gym. V. S. S. BUCHANAN— After Captain fJJl Franklin Buchanan, the organizer and first superintendent of the Naval Academy, 1845. He was severely wounded in the action of the Merri- raac in 1862. He later went to Japan with the Perry Expedition. (Destroyer _. No. 131) tiiJX-r TT TTTTTt ' tJTITTTTTTtyiTTTTTTT ' . Stttttj t I I I t H 3J 232 reorge JFashi7tgto?i JFillcox Annapolis, Maryland " Whitey " " Cub " " Peacock " X OME on, turn out, sport, that ' s not a fire V_ bell ringing, or wedding bells; it ' s reveille, so out you come. " It is thus that Peacock launched himself on many a weary day. One of his most peculiar qualities is that he sel- dom hits the pap, and that isn ' t quite as strange as it sounds, for he ' s just retained a few of the habits learned during Plebe year. And don ' t fool with his hair brush for he ' ll know someone has been monkeying around if it isn ' t in its exact and precise place on top of his letter box in his locker. " Lemme tell you how it is; I didn ' t have a chance in that exam ; the dope was wrong and I didn ' t have my lucky penny. " Now how is a fellow going to get by with such a system. But now it ' s all over, old sport, and you ' ve put in a good four years that you can check off with a clear conscience. In spite of numerous academic difHculties,Whitey hasn ' t lost out in athletics. For three seasons he was a member of the B squad that finally made the Navy team National Champions. In four years here at the Academy he has shown himself to possess those qualities that go to make up both an officer and a gentleman. His determina- tion and reliability alone are assets of which he can be justly proud. His days at the Academy are over, but he is starting upon a career which in later years will bring credit to both the Navy and himself. Salisbury, Maryland " Jocko " " Coop " " Josh " WHENEVER anything is going on, Josh is al- ways to be found among those present and when it comes to " Dope " — he is headquarters. Graduating from Salisbury High in 1922 he en- tered St. John ' s College, one year of which was enough to convince him that the Army was all wrong, so he decided to try the Navy. " Josh " takes a keen interest in all activities and if he can be of any help in making anything a suc- cess you can always count on him. Vith the ad- vent of a 150 crew " Jocko " was right out in front and did some mighty fine work with an oar. However, he has always been able to find time to take a keen interest in all social activities. He rarely ever misses a hop, and the fact that he usually drags shows the esteem in which he is held by the members of the fair sex. Maybe that mythical little stucco cottage, of which he is always dreaming, is nearer realization than some of us may imagine. His four years at the Academy have brought out a quality of ever being willing to learn something new which is invaluable in the career he has chosen. He looks upon all difficulties from their bright side and will dismiss a misunderstanding with a smile. A man of this type is the kind that the fleet desires and will be welcomed as an asset wherever ordered. Football: B Squad (4, 3, 1): Navy Numeral s (1); Lacrosse: Class (1); Water Polo: Class (2, 1); Class Numer- als (1). r ' r ' r ' r " r r ' r rxL U. S. S. AARON WARD— After Rear Admiral Aaron Ward, who served with distinction on many ships. He was attache at Paris, Berlin and St. Pet- ersburg, 1889-92. During the war with Spain, he was promoted " for eminent and conspicuous conduct in battle. " (Destroyer No. 132) TT-r Crew: 150-pound (2, J)- Soccer: Class (2); Swimming: Class (1). IP. 233 |. f, n y . f . |i |i fi r I f ' r 1856, Nov. 20-22. Capture of forts at Canton by U. S. naval force for at- tack on sloop Portsmouth Harry L,y?i?iwood Hich Rome, Georgia " Lynn " ALTHOUGH an architect by choice, Harry became a midshipman by chance. For the better part of two years he struggled between these two desires while undergoing innumerable trips to the hospital. The Navy won out at last, however; and Harry, lured on by intriguing glimpses of Europe, presented by Youngster cruise, determined to put his heart into a naval career. Being neither one of the well-known snakes nor one of the varsity boys, Harry could almost always be found of an afternoon swinging clubs, seeking hearts, longing for diamonds, and such, in a good warm game of bridge. His game was not com- plete, though, unless accompanied by the strains of the Vic. To protect himself from the wrath of the other players, he unwillingly would consent to play the latest, " Who Caught the Runaway Train. " When alone, however, he would choose to listen to the higher art of Caruso. On most occasions his temper was of the best. Yet not always was he so placid, for an unkind word about " dear old Dixie " would refire the guns at Fort Sumter. Like a true Southerner, he would up and fight the war all over again. Aside from these infrequent outbreaks, he was a quiet man, with a certain reserve which, once penetrated, re- vealed a staunch, dependable friend. t D Ihert Ross Heckey Palmer, Alaska " Al " " Eskimo " OESN ' T he look blase? And who wouldn ' t, i. Born in Colorado, he has made his home in most all of the States of the Union and now lives in Alaska. Possessed of an easy and adaptable manner, he is everybody ' s friend. There are no " rates " for Al, for he maintains his position in ali company with a natural ease. That subtle humor which seldom turns to sarcasm, because of his underlying good- nature, is his constant medium of expression, and it is most effective. He is not forward, however, but he keeps them all guessing, and he never fails to surprise agreeably. He possesses, moreover, the en- viable trait of being equally effective with both sexes. Although a potential all-around athlete, Al has been content to let others fight for the laurels, be- lieving the reward not sufficient justification for the labor and sacrifice. As a student he has always been a goldbrick. Two months of getting the old velvet, then two months of " Cosmo " and dental appointments. Al ' s desires range anywhere from an Army post in Alaska to a million dollars, wnth an apartment in the city, a country place and a seaside cottage. The first is easy and we are willing to bet that his ability and personality will bring the rest. Lucky Bag Staff; Exl-cit Rifleman (4). c:: :: : Baseball: Class (4, 3. Numerals (4); Boxhu : 2. 1) Class Class (2). r iTlTTTTTTtl U. S. S. BOGGS— After Rear Admiral Charles S. Boggs, who in the Mexi- can War commanded the boat expedi- tion which retook the brig Truxton. At the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, 1864, he fought ably until his ship was beached. (Destroyer No. 136) Ik. I ill.T-TTTT I rrT1TTTTTtTTTrTTTTTTT »T Richard Hehde?t T hillips Washington, D. C. " Dick " " Flips " BORN in New England, Dick has migrated con- tinually southward, from Pittsfield, to Syracuse, and finally to Washington. There he spent a num- ber of years at St. Albans School before he consid- ered himself ready to enter the Academy. Dick is just naturally savvy. He learned how to study before he came to the school of the briny deep, and thus he was one of the few lucky ones who held the Academics in no fear. Plebe summer he took up boxing ; and he stuck to it through his four j ' ears. His perseverance was rewarded by a berth on the varsity squad, second class year. Of the other sports which attracted him he liked soccer and tennis the best. It was not until first-class year that any in- door sport, excluding dragging, attracted him. In spite of juice profs and Ampere Pete, he resumed with vengeance one of his old hobbies — radio. Cruises came and went but Second class cruise con- vinced Dick that the West Coast was the best place of all. Cherchez la feinme. To those who have been in intimate contact with Dick during his four years here, his versatility and enviable quality of perseverance have become pre- dominant. These qualities have been illustrated not only in his studies but also in sport and play. He likes the Service, and intends to make it his career. Knowing him as we do, we are certain that he will uphold its best traditions and honor. T avid John Wahh Ansonia, Connecticut " Dave " " Buck " MANY men who have left indelible footprints have come from within the borders of New England, and there are many who have yet to make their footprints. Dave may be classed as one of the latter. He finished Ansonia High School, where he showed himself to be a youth of distinctive poten- tialities, and now he is ready to make his own in- delible impressions. The Academic Departments never permitted Dave ' s past to catch up to his future. His affinity for literary subjects was very marked, while he dis- played little enthusiasm for those that were me- chanical or technical. His ability, however, to keep the favorite Math problems in the wake illustrates his triumph. Dave has the essential qualities of a naval offi- cer. His experience in Paris, Tia Juana and London, on the other hand, have given him the " sangfroid " of the worldly man. He was never lost on the dance floor, or in his casual amorous affairs, but he did falter on the precipice at times. Whether he remains a son of the deep, or finds that his road leads beyond the line of the Service, there always remains one certainty, and that is Dave ' s attainment of his goal. As a nonchalant youth, with liberal amounts of philosophy and optimism, he will always remain t ' e same irresist- ible personage. -. Soccer: B Squad (1) Class (3. 2, 1) Class Numerals (1); Boxinq: A Squad (2. 1) Class (4, !. 2) Class Numerals (2); Luckv Ban Staff: Rrcefliou Com- mittce (1); Star (4). — t- " — r- " — r- " — IT " — 6- ' W ■« " ir U. S. S. KILTY— After Rear Admiral Augustus H. Kilty. He served under Commodore Reid in 1832, in defense of American merchantmen. His bravery was conspicuous at Ft. Pillow and Island No. 10 in the Civil War; in a later action he lost his left arm. (Destroyer No. 137) Crew: Class (1); Recel-tion Com- mittee (2,1): Basketball; Class (1); Class Numerals (1). Wahoo, Nebraska " Snoivy " " Sivede " ' E couldn ' t very well have missed the " Texas, " :oming from a town with such a moniker. Laboring under the impression that because Ne- braska was a prairie schooner State he was descended from seamen bold, he forsook home and fireside and came to the Academy. During his first year he was at least a model Plebe, if not a model scholar. During the following years he improved academical- ly, but we fear that he would hardly pass as a model now. Wine, women and song are his only hobbies. Es- pecially the first two. During his first Christmas leave he captured his first Goucherite. He has dragged most consistently since. Math has almost been his undoing, but he has risen triumphant over it each time. Nevertheless, he still holds uppermost an intense desire to study law at the University of Nebraska. He has made some headway at managing tennis and at playing class football, but his chief claim to glory is his periodic call to " Turn out in this alley, the whole five are coming down today. " As a loyal friend and roommate he is supreme. He is good-natured to a fault, but he is seldom im- posed upon. He does his share of work uncom- plainingly and well. And we have an idea that these traits will count in the fleet. 4, Raymond ( ordo7i oyd Des MoixEs, Iowa " Rosie " " Ray " LY was born in Des Moines, where he has spent most of his life. There he received his college preparation in West High. Upon the com- pletion of his high school education he entered the College of Engineering at Iowa State. He was pledged to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. He re- mained at Iowa State for a year before entering the Academy. Ray ' s entrance into our midst was not startling. He soon proved his merits in academics, however, for no subject proved to be too difficult for his understanding. He was always willing to give to others the information he had gleaned from the seemingly unending subjects. In athletics he proved to be just as capable, especially so in box- ing. This was his one varsity sport ; and the long hours he spent with it were certainly not wasted. Ray is gifted with that essential, a wonderful personality. As a comrade he is true and loyal and as a room-mate he was ideal. His cheerfulness and keen sense of humor added greatly to his popularity. As a shipmate one could wish for no better. His future is beyond our prediction; but it has the brightest of outlooks for success. As an officer he will be one of the best ; and friend he is supreme. LLJLJLLf ' TT » p» r f f ' jjj ' f r 1 1861, April 14-20. Surrender of Fort Sumter. Abandon- ment of Navy Yard at Norfolk, ships and stores burned Robert Joseph Joley jAM. ' iicA, New York " Bob " BOB spent his early boyhood in various towns of New Jersey and New York, and finally settled in Jamaica, where he graduated from Jamaica High School. He developed a love for the sea at an early age, and fared forth in a Honey Barge bound for the Orient. This cruise developed in him a longing for a sailor ' s life, and this ambi- tion soon sprouted into an appointment to the Naval Academy. Among Bob ' s endearing virtues are his keen sense of humor (pure Irish), his cheerfulness, and his generosity. He always has plenty of skags, and these he distributes with a lavish hand among the crowd that assembles in his room after every meal. " Big-Hearted Bob,— that ' s me, Foley, R. J. " In athletics he excels. High jumping and box- ing are his specialties, and he is an enthusiastic fan in all others. His hobbies are writing and re- ceiving letters and dragging. He is always willing to talk about his drags, and we have to give him credit for dragging some pretty keen stufif. Need- less to say, Bob is a great favorite with the fair sex; just look at him. It is readily seen that Bob is no ordinary person, but he modestly maintains that he is. When pressed to tell the secret of his success he finally attributed it to the fact that he smokes his pipe, eats oranges, and does not always hide his light under a bushel. f Track: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Block N (2) N (S) Plebe Varsity (4) Navy Num- erals (4); Soccer: Class (S, 2. Ij; Boxing: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Hof Committee (1): Academy Record (2). Houston, Texas " Coiuboy " " Chlco " COWBOY never brags about his past, thus in- discreetly allowing any interested person to draw his own conclusions to fill the gaps in this history. Definite information of him is very meagre; but the following facts are fairly well es- tablished. It is known that he is a native of Texas; and that his entire education was received in that state. A year or so at Texas A. and M. immedi- ately preceded his entrance into the Academy. A Boy Scout medal and a rumor of service some place on the Mexican border with a cavalry troop at- tached to the Fifth Regulars are evidences of previ- ous military training. Chico possesses many eccentricities. Apparently expressing a complex involving extreme exactness, he was always intrigued by the appearance of the interior of his locker. After finishing a satisfac- tor ' recitation he would turn to the instructor with a hopeful grin ; and placing both hands where a gun belt buckle would repose, he would execute a hitch and wink his left eye. To most of us, however, his idiosyncrasies are offset by his equable nature. Lannie usually attempts to apply himself to the work at hand with some diligence. He has made commendable efforts at track, cross-country run- ning, and swimming, in spite of the handicap of parenthetical legs that are supposed to be charac- teristic of Texans. r V. S. S. WARD — After Commander James Harman Ward, who attacked and silenced the Confederate batteries at Acquia Creek, Virginia, the first naval engagement of the war. He was killed In 1861, being the first U. S. naval officer to die in the Civil War. (Destroyer No. 139) -TT Trt T-r-m-rrTir. irTTr»- r m. ii Sunmming : Class (4, 3) Class Numerals (4): Water Polo: A Squad (1) Class (2); Reef Points (1); Cross Country: A Squad (2). I ■; f r f F ' f t - f f i ' r f r f wJLU ' . fl J ' JLUJ Jl L!_L!_!_LLl.i n r 18 6 1, April 27. Blockade of Vir- ginia and Nortli C a r 1 i na coasts. Later extended to the entire coast Z jcorge iAlhert ' bottom HOBART, OkL.AHOMA " Double-Bottoms " INTO the brilliant play of conversation bites an acid, sarcastic remark, and the author is inevi- tably George. To say that he is merely unsophis- ticated would be putting it mildly. Yes, even le- niently. But we would not discourse of his faults, which are few, but of his virtues, which are many. Strange to relate, this flourishing youth from the land of flowing gold is a great lover of fresh air. To enter his apartment from the warm, cozy cor- ridor, when the icy blasts of December are howling violently o ' er moor and fen, is like suddenly stepping from the equatorial regions of Darkest Africa to the trackless Polar wastes. But though his room be cold, his heart is warm; warm with a love of the aesthetic, the artistic, and, above all, the poetic. For it is in the realm of literature that our George towers as a very Titan among pygmies, and shines as a great sun in a universe of stars. But give him his book of verses, or paper and quill, and his sordid chamber in cold stone walls has become a palace. In affairs of the heart he is most regrettably in- constant, flitting lightly from one fair damsel to another who has succumbed to the lure of his curly black hair. His many and highly colored experi- ences with the fair sex have made him a true con- noisseur of beauty. Loo Staff (S, G ' inkhnua U.S. S. CLAXTON— After Midship- man Thomas Claxton, who died of wounds received aboard the Lawrence at Lake Erie. Congress commended his name " to the recollection and af- fection of a grateful country and his conduct as an example to future gen- erations. " (Destroyer No. 140) Arthur ' Duncan ' rJlCarks Washington District of Columbia " Sadie " " Marko " " Dune " ALTHOUGH Sadie hails from our great na- tional capital, he claims to have taken up his abode in North Dakota, and there seems to have been a continual battle between cold Dakota and the District ever since as to who should be allowed to own him. Sadie has had a varied career in his preparation for the Academy. Having attended at least a dozen schools, and aspired to become a doctor, he has even included a short and thrilling career as a bank teller. The thought of entering the Academy pos- sessed him one day, and shortly afterwards he had received his appointment and was on his way to Annapolis. From that day on he has been a full- fledged Middie, and as one of his " Rogue ' s Gallery " put it, " The nicest Midshipman in the Academy. " Sadie was a constant quantity in all Musical Club and class shows, and his melodious chords have been a constant source of entertainment to his many visit- ors almost any night after chow. After a rather difficult Plebe year, Sadie overcame all Academic op- position, and afterwards his ambition to star has only been halted by an insatiable desire for maga- zines. Aside from that he possesses the sterling qualities of a good officer. He has his serious mo- ments along with the rest of us, and in addition to his good looks and sunny smile he has a mighty big heart, and is always willing to lend a helping hand to a fellow in need. ,. y. r r P r Gymkhana (4, 3, 2); Musical Clubi (4, i. 2, 1): Ja:: Band (1): Leader of Mandolin Club (1): Second Class Show, i m w f f f r- r ' r f r r ' r r ' !■ !■ r r n f t ' f r f f r m r i ' 1861, May 5. Trans- fer of Naval Acad- emy to Newport, Rhode Island, be- cause of danger at Annapolis, Md. T . JVillicim ' Thomas ' y cQarry Little Rock, Arkansas " Mac " " Sag " " Bill " MAC came to us from the University of Arkansas ; their loss was indeed our gain. Yes, he is one of our savoirs, but, strange as it may seem, he is in addition one of our most consistent athletes, taking his fling each year in football, wrestling and track. His ability may be attested by the fact that he holds the Academy record in one field event, and stands a good chance of breaking another before he leaves the reservation. Incredible as it may seem, Mac changed from a Red Mike to a real snake in one short vear, and now fights tea and fusses with the best of them. He at first seems to be rather quiet and demure, hiding behind a marvelous blush. It is misleading, for Mac just loves to be in a crowd, and more than that, he is a regular teaser. Like all good Southerners, Mac likes to take things slow and easy, and he frankly admits that if there is anything that he likes better than a long sleep, it is a longer sleep. Above all other things, Mac is a man of real character. A persistent, determined fellow, with the will to win in spite of obstacles. Always a gentleman, and ever willing to lend a hand to one in need. The Fleet is waiting for you with open arms, Mac. u Id harles Kniese ' ergin Baltimore, Maryland " Charlie " " Large Boy " ANOTHER Baltimore boy made good, and Johns Hopkins L niversity lost a very valuable man when Charlie selected the Naval Academy on July 9, 1923. Although reserved in manner, he is not as serious-minded as one would at first imagine. He never dodges a good time, but believes that there is a time and place for everything. As the Aca- demics give him very little trouble, he can usually find plenty of time for amusement. He is in his element at any social event, and consequently may be seen at all hops, and very seldom alone. Anyone in the Second Battalion will vouchsafe for his ability as a snake. He has acquired quite a reputation as being the Beau Brummel of the Academy. He does not spend all of his time at tea fights, however, as he is quite at home on the lacrosse field. His speed and ability in handling a lacrosse stick have made him of great value to the team. Charlie is a man of his own convictions, and he puts his all into anything that he undertakes. He is always courteous ; and wherever he goes he is remembered for his gentlemanly qualities. For four years we have had the pleasure and benefit of his company, and now as the service calls him away to greater things, our sincere wishes for a successful career go with him. The class of 1927 will always be proud of having him as one of its members. Football: A Squad (3. 2. 1) Plebe VarsUy (4) Navv Numerals (4, 3, 2, 1); Track: A Sauad f3. 2. 1) Block K (2) N (3) Cattain (1) Academy Record (2) WrestUnq: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (3, 2,); Star (4) Compativ Representative (4 3, 2, 1). _ , LT ' T ' r T " T- r T r r f ' U. S. S. HAMILTON— After Lieuten- ant Archibald Hamilton. He served gallantly on the United States when she captured the Macedonian, 1812. In the action between the President and the British ships Endymion and Pomona he was killed, 1815. (De- stroyer No. 141) Lacrosse: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Plebe Varsity (4) Naty Numerals (4, 3, 2); Boxing: Class (3, 2); Gymkhana Cast (4). ordon Leonard ( aswell Brockton, Massachusetts " Cas " " Salty " CAS came from a military school somewhere in New York. We liked him then, and the years have only increased our regard. Although generally rather calm and philosophic in manner, he has a sure sense of humor which is continually coming to the surface. A peal of hearty laughter is heard ; and anyone who has ever come in contact with this famous personage will recognize it as belonging to Cas. He has plenty of ability on the gridiron, as well as on the cinder path ; but this light was more or less hidden under a bushel, due to the eternal triangle of Cas, Duff, and the Acs. Twice Math nearly had him in its grasp, but it never quite caught him; and, lo and behold, on the great day of the Burial, Cas was there to gloat over the mangled corpse. By way of showing, how- ever, that other subjects appealed to him more, we quote: " Now when I was on Youngster Cruise I used to teach these French people Zee beautiful French language, as it is spoken. " As for the future, whether it be in the service or out in civilian life, we know that Cas will carry on in the same spirit that has characterized his four years here by the Severn. 6dward Joseph ' -JJ Cartin Lowell, Massachusetts " Ted " " Danny " TED is a true son of New England, with those enchanting Irish traits that go to make up his lovable character. He is the kind of friend who is never disappointing to those who know him, for he is always so ready to help. Danny ' s loyalty and integrity are legend. His chief, and most successful, line of endeavor has been music. A very delightful baritone is an asset to any Glee club, hence Ted ' s sojourn with that organization for four years. In his Second Class year a saxophone was his " Open Sesame " to the Naval Academy Ten. His work along this line has been a decided asset to the Academy. Modesty is one of Danny ' s virtues. He never boasts of his conquests or " affairs d ' amour, " so as to cause us to wonder if he has any such affairs. Those black eyes, black hair, and enviable physique, however, almost immediately banish any doubts. Those of us who know him, and there are few who do not, have but little doubt that to him will come the fruits deserved by one so upright, loyal and true ; and, above all, a man with spirit, per- severance, and will to win ! We are proud to send Ted to the fleet, for he can do naught but re- flect the spirit and traditions of the Navy, and carry them on as an example to those who follow. Football: Clast (4, 3, 2); Track: Class (4, S, 2. 1): Basketball: Class (4. 3): Log Staff (4); Lucky Ban Staff: Cymk hana (4). - t5Ttt TARBELL — After Captain (IT Tarbell, who served with ' ' I squadron before Tripoli, 1804. he commanded fifteen boats the British squadron off Island. He drove off the TJ. S. S. Joseph Preble ' s In 1813, against Craney emy, sunk three boats, and took forty five prisoners. (Destroyer No. 142) Creiv: Class (4, 3, 2); Track: Class (4, 3); Reef Points (1): Receftion Committee (1); Hofi Committee (4, J, 2, 1); Rinp Dance Committee (2); Gymkhana (4, 3, 2, 1); Musical Clubs (4, 3. 2. 1): - Orchestra f4. 3. 2, 1): Ja:: Band (2. 1): O; Glee Cluh (4, Masked N (1). 240 i ££: i ' !■ r f i M " r !■ i ' f t ' t ' l ' " r " t 1861, Aug. 7. Con- tracts awarded for building of seven armored gunboats for Mississippi River service Hinit %Jreeland ' Ccirt ' ni Detroit, Michigan -Red " BEHOLD this flaming youth from Detroit, who has been known to all of us as " Red " since the day that he entered the Academy. Before joining us he attended Detroit Central High School. He has distinguished himself in many fields while at the Academy. This is especially true in studies. Good marks come to him without eflort. He is also an athlete. Though not a varsity man, he has done much on class teams, many times helping ' 27 come through in soccer and lacrosse. " Red " has a very keen sense of humor, and can always see a joke. This, doubt it not, is a most necessary quality in a Naval Officer. It comes second, we believe, to a high sense of duty, which is another of his virtues. In spite of a slight reputa- tion for being ultra-efficient, he is well liked by all, and is very easy to get along with. For this reason he was picked for the Reception Committee, and spent most of his week-ends entertaining visiting teams. " Red " is very secret about his social affairs, but think not that they are few. Space, however, does not permit a discussion of such a large topic. To learn something of his family, witness this: " Who is that good-looking girl on your locker door, ' Red ' ? " " Oh, that ' s my sister. " This rendered in a blase manner which hides much pride. This is the other of the two children in his family, and he has good reason to be proud. B Thomas l awrence Qreene Canton, Pennsylvania 1 om EFORE Tom came to Crabtown he was a made a name for himself as an athlete and a social lion, for he played on the football, baseball and basketball teams, and always attended all the dances and kindred events. Plebe summer Tom showed he was no slouch at baseball and the following spring showed promise on the class team. The next year the radiator club gained him as a member and he was faithful almost all year. The first term as a second classman found him tiring of this sport and searching for something more lucrative. Thinking it too late for athletics a natural lust and interest for Juice made him turn to this and become one of the Juice Gang ' s staunchest and hardest workers. While not a savoir, the lucky 2.5 never led him a weary chase and a comfortable margin of velvet has always been present. Mere words can ' t express Tom ' s way with the ladies, so there ' s no use going further. Get him started talking on Southern girls and let him tell you. Rumor has it he wants to be on the Seattle, his social instinct again. Being such an all-around good fellow everyone likes Tom and will be sorry to lose him as we ' re scattered throughout the service. Best of luck to you on your cruises, Tom. Track: Class (2, 1): Soccer: (3, 2. 1) Class Numerals (S) ; ReceMion Com- mittee (2, 1): Gymkhana: Cast (2, 1). • jr W-r " TIL U. S. S. YARNALL— After Lieutenant John Joliffe Yarnall. While on the Lawrence at the Battle of Lake Erie, he was wounded several times but re- fused to leave the deck. He went down with the Epervier, which was lost with all aboard in 1815. (De- stroyer No. 143) Baseball: Class Numerals (4); Soccer (3); Juice Ganp (2, Ij ; MasQueraders (2, 1) Masked N (1). s II i. I ' t ' f f r r I ' f f r ' f r 11 1861, Aug. 28-29. Capture of Hat- teras Inlet, Nortli Carolina, by Com- modore Stringham and squadron Rolajid Wendell Rickertts Norfolk, Virginia " J ' cniis " " Rick " VENUS hails from Virginia, but as he is a Navy Junior he is quite a traveler. When- ever leave comes around he is bound for Norfolk first, which goes to show the direction in which his tastes lie. He is a hard worker, and alwaj s willi ng to do his part in all activities. Plebe year he was on the " A " squad in football until he ran up against Carney, whereupon he was placed in the hospital for a while suffering from a caved-in back. He then decided to go in stronger for Academics, as the Dago Department was about to conquer him in the battle. Fooling that department, he next had a combat with Skinny his second year. This fight he lost after a long struggle, thereby losing a year. Happy all the time is Venus, and happier when he is making someone else enjoy life. Having fol- lowed regulations closely, he has managed to stay clear of the Extra Duty Squad ; by having every thing systematized he had a very good grease. When- ever you see him you will recognize him by his happy smile and cheerful words. His ambition has always been to be the skipper of a ship, and to come into Norfolk with siren in full blast. Luck to you. Rick; we are sure that your ideal will be reached. I ii Spdldifig Trafton, Jr. Hentdersox, Kentucky " Bus " " Buster " " Son " BUSTER hails from Kentucky. During his early youth he made several long trips across the Ohio River, and it was while on one of these long sea voyages that he discovered he was cut out to be an Admiral. So, having heard of such a place as Annapolis, he buckled down and tackled the en- trance exams, and came out the victor. He joined our midst just after becoming sweet sixteen, and soon learned that the easiest part of it all was get- ting in. The English Department called him forth to do battle for his two-five, and after a bitter strug- gle which lasted two years they threw him for a loss of one year. Due to his proportions Bus has turned out for crew every year, and coached an out- fit up and down the Severn even, ' year, but when they issued a call for the sub-squad he dropped his tiller ropes and resumed his aquatic sports. A pleasant smile and a happy word at all times has won a host of friends for Bus. Without a doubt he has possession of the proverbial horseshoe, and he certainly is holding fast to it. He doesn ' t have much to say about the femmes, but we are sure that there is a fair maiden somewhere in Kentucky that has him tied hand and foot. He is non-reg, good na- tured, happy as a lark, and always up to some devil- ment. May your future be as happy as your Acad- emy days, Bus. Football: A Squad (4): Exfcrt Rifle man (4. S, 2. 1). : :» V. S. S. UPSHUR— After Rear Ad- miral John Henry Upshur, who served in the Mexican War at Vera Cruz, 1847, went to Japan with Perry ' s ex- pedition, and took an active part in many naval engagements of the Civil War. He later commanded the Pacific Squadron. (Destroyer No. 144) Crczv: Navy Numerals Crossed Oar (5). i 242 William Hiitton T otts Denver, Colorado " Bill " " Bilh " BILL comes to us from out of the West. He has received his education from various schools in England, France, and China; but he came back to his homeland to graduate from the Denver High School in 1920. He is one more advocate of the five-year course; but it was not Math nor Juice that won the fight. In an argument on the football field he broke a leg and it failed to mend in time for him to continue with his former classmates. This was a loss for the class of twenty-six, and a gain for the class of twenty-seven as he re-entered the Academy the fol- lowing year. Believing that the West is still the home of he- men. Bill has been striving to prove to us in water polo that the belief is a fact. He did not succeed as much as he wished for he was usually on the wrong side of the much-needed 2.5. With his good nature and ready wit Bill is al- ways the life of any party. The ship that gets him will be mighty lucky, for he will be a credit to it al- vi ' ays. Although we will be scattered far and wide at graduation, here ' s hoping that Bill will meet the bunch of us once again for one of the old-time par- ties. 1 . ' David Jerguson O ' Neill HuNTsviLLE, Alabama " Mickey " " Dave " " Peg " DAVE was born in Huntsville and he received his early education in North Carolina and Alabama. The first time we laid eyes on him, in June, 1922, he didn ' t seem such an impressive fel- low, that is, there was nothing very striking about him, nothing to distinguish him from the rest. Ever since that day we have been hearing about the famous baseball team at Marion. He is a perfect fan. Once the subject of baseball is broached there is no stopping him — and play ? Well ! we haven ' t yet seen the team able to hold him. Baseball is not the only sport in which he takes a keen interest. Football claims a large part of his attention and he is a player of no mean ability. It is also rumored he has ambitions to be a boxer. But do not for a moment believe that Dave ' s in- terest and ability are confined to any one field ; for, like a certain greybeard, " He is part of all that he has met, " and few are the pastimes — from a whole- some fight, beloved of all good Irishmen, to moon- light glimpsed in suitable company — which he can- not enjoy. He makes friends wherever he goes, and his geni- ality, good nature, and cheery greetings, for every- one, account for this. Good looks, a good dancer, an officer and a gentleman — if not a scholar — what more could be desired. We know he will go a long way and we envy his messmates. Water Polo: A Squad (3. 2) B Squad (1) Class (4) Navy Numerals (S, 2) Class Numerals (4). ■ r " ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' T ' TTT ' T ' T " ' r ' jr T ' rv r r r ' T TJ. S. S. GREER— After Rear Admiral James A. Greer. He commanded a division at Vicksburg, 1863, and was on the Red River expedition, 1864. He was commended by the State Depart- ment for semi-diplomatic work in Mexico, 1873. (Destroyer No. 145) Football: A Squad (1) B Squad (S. 2) Class (4) Navy Numerals (2, 1) Class Numerals (4); Baseball: A Squad (3, 2. 1) Plebc (4) NStar (3) Navy Numerals (4, 2). Xi ' -r-ry-r T t V Tti trr .1 , , , . y . .. . ., ■ p p f l |, p f n r%N ITTTT — I — I ■ i " " ' " ' ' ' ' T ' T r ' ' 1861, Nov. 7. U. S. gunboats Tyler and Lexington prevent defeat of Grant ' s army at battle of Belmont i lexa?ider MarUn Kowalzyk, Jr. Rum FORD, Maine " Prhice " THIS light-haired Pole whom we call Prince came to us from " Way Down East in Maine " where an argument is a pleasant pastime and means of settling it is not confined to words. That Alex can settle things both ways we are per- fectly assured. As a pupil of " Spike ' s " he has de- veloped his natural fistic ability so well that when a national champion is to be contended with Alex is chosen as the boy to upset the dope. Being a real fighter he proceeds to do so very methodically. As for loving a verbal argument, he is unsurpassed. Perhaps he gets a few pointers from a certain girl friend at Bates, the college that turns out the " Olympic " debating teams. As a good example of complex individuality, his is a 4.0. The writer perhaps understands him better than any of the rest of his classmates, but even to him he is still a puzzle. A hard and conscientious worker, not starring but very near it. He is far from being a snake and his comments on women would assure his O. A. O. that he ' s not expending much mental energy on any of them. He loves a man for a man and the woman ' s place is in the home. Who hasn ' t heard him say, " Hey, Calder- head, what ' s your idea of a perfect he-man? " The nickname Prince applies in two ways. It goes well with his name and he ' s a prince of a fellow. He would lend his last cent and he ' s as loyal as they make ' em. I Robie Ellis T almer Dexter, Maine Kosie AND what manner of man might this be whose curly hair and girlish face presents a picture of contradiction to the theory that all men from the Pine Tree State are wooden and un-Apollo like? " Rosie ' s " terrifying good looks have been the cause of more than one badly wounded heart and, like the good-natured young man that he is, his sole lament is that he has but one of himself to give away to the fair ladies. Far be it from a " Maniac " in good standing, however, to waste four perfectly good years of Mid- shipman life on the female species and on the ball- room floor. Although not a Varsity man, " Rosie " has played an important part on many a Company athletic field, and the end of his Midshipman days finds him a true possessor of the all-round char- acter of a good Naval officer. A quiet, debonair sort of a chap, he is indeed a true and helpful shipmate, willing to help a class- mate in anything ranging from Dago to what kind of femmes to drag to the hops. He hopes that some day, like the Lochinvar of old, his may be the privilege to dash up the Penobscot River in a bat- tlewagon, right up to the door of the Little Red School House and take unto himself a little, red- haired school teacher. Boxing: Navy Numerals (4, 3). - i::? ? XX I I ' ' JS. S. S. ELLIOT— After Lieutenant Commander Richard McCall Elliot. When an explosion of depth charges occurred aft on the Manley while in the war zone, 1918, he immediately started aft to take charge of the situ- ation, and was killed by flying wreck- age. (Destroyer No. 14t) Crciv: Class (1). i 244 I , . f f f r P ' r r f f r f ' « J- ?_ T,,-,L f y n f r r ' f n n ti f ' r r r - 18«1, Nov. 7. Unit- ed States squadron ' ' ' captured Confeder- a t e defenses a t Port Royal, South Carolina U: Newlin Neuhauser Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Red- " Monk " RED received his start in life in the Quaker City. He graduated from Friends ' School, Germantown, and left behind him an enviable ath- letic record. Since coming to the Academy he has continued his activity along these lines. Soccer and baseball, with swimming and basketball for good measure, have kept him busy for a good percentage of the year. Red ' s Academic fight has been entertaining. He always claims to have bilged every exam, and to only have two-five dailies, but he usually ends up with a good mark. Our heart did go out to him when he had " Helpful Henry " for three months straight. A staunch Red Mike, Red has foiled every effort to make him drag. We fear an early tragedy, however. Monk is a firm and careful sleeper. Witness the dainty flannel slippers, or the " Mate of the Deck " who tried to turn him out on his First-Class Cruise. We regret Graduation, when we will no longer hear, " Judas! Had to run all the way from Worden Field. " . r Re?iwick Silas Qalderhead Alaska " Polnr " " Eskimo " POLAR made a roaring good start on his Naval career, and you can take that literally. His talent in impersonating Tarzan was discovered early Plebe year, and the Mess Hall hasn ' t been the same since. His main pastimes Plebe year were scaring people, driving imaginary dog teams around the tables in the Mess Hall, and shaking the roof with his howls. Youngster year was survived by dint of some hard boning, and another defeat for the Academic Department was chalked up. Polar ' s spare moments were spent in the wrestling loft, breaking bones (other peoples ' ), and his ability on the mat soon won him a regular berth on the squad. But 158 pounders aren ' t the only things that Polar can throw. His fame as a Mexican athlete has spread far and wide, and many a bull contest has seen him emerge top-side. His tales of the North Country have chilled the blood of many gatherings, and oft has he told the quaint story of " What They Do in Alaska in the Winter. " In spite of his rare yarns. Polar really means well. He is a man that we are very glad to have as a classmate, and we hope that we ' ll have him as a shipmate some day. Baseball: A Squad (3, 2) Plehc Varsity Navy Numerals (4, 3, 2); Soccer: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Block N (1) Plebe Varsity Narv Numerals (4, 3, 2); Swimminti : Class Numerals (4) r; r ' M. T TTTTTT TTTTT TtTttTTTTTt T f-l 1 I J U. S. S. ROPER — Alter Lieutenant Commander Jesse Mims Roper. While on the Petrel, 1901, he was the first man to descend into the hold when a fire was discovered, and in en- deavoring to rescue a seaman he was overcome by smoke and lost his life. — (Destroyer No. 147) j. imti r T xr -33323; IVrestlhig: A Squad (3. 2, 1) Plebt (4) Navy Numerals (4, 2); Gym: Class Nwnerals (3). •Vw j i J »?mii([P?mrilllIllBtBiyChamBn. 245 Rhineland, Missouri ' Andy " " Rosy " »4 ET out of here. What you trying to get VJ away with? " Then you know the Crazy Swede is on the warpath again and it ' s time to stay clear. Although usually of a peaceful disposition, he will run amuck at times, as several have found out to their great sorrow. Andy and the Academics ran a close race for four years. First one slightly in the lead, then the other. His marks fluctuate to both extremes, and he never cracks a smile. Although usually in a wooden section, he could hardly be classified as such — he ' s just indifferent. Early in life Andy had an ambition to be a dentist, but he has lived that down and at present his only ambition is to have pale cheeks. His blushes are famous far and wide and although they really are quite charming, he says they ruin his manly beauty. He falls in with the Red Mikes, but it ' s rather doubtful whether he rates it. He seems to get his share of the heavier mail. But aside from that he ' s a good sport and every- one ' s friend. Always neat in appearance and orderly by habit, he ' ll be an honor to his class; a brother officer to be proud of. He seems to be al- ways completing tasks in a manner that is satisfac- tory to all concerned. This, we believe, is due in no small extent to the cheery " Aye, Aye, " with which he receives orders. " NE, tw( V begins. a ne, two " and then the noise Oh, boy! but how he can sing, especially around nine-thirty after a strenuous night of studying. Johnny never worries about the " Ac " department, as his motto is : " What ' s the use of studying when you don ' t have to. " Just before each exam he would break out the reef-points and calculate how bad he could bilge them with a 2.5 still in view. During Plebe year Paul started to part his hair in the middle (by request) and to this day you wouldn ' t recognize him without that " Snaky " part. No wonder he has a hard time trying to persuade the fellows he isn ' t in love, if it was almost six months after the Army-Navy game before she wrote. When it comes to cheerfulness combined with a big heart — that ' s him. He is always ready to lend a helping hand unless it is connected with athletics or in some way may lead to physical exertion. There is one sport that consumed a large number of his recreation periods — and still he doesn ' t like the water in too large a quantity. So, he says, a fellow from Iowa isn ' t supposed to be a swimmer. " Oh, I ' m from I-o-way . " Give Johnny a pipe full of Edgeworth, a " Snappy " story, a radiator, a day with no drill, and he is in paradise. Track: Class (2); Soccer: Class (S). - ? j: f ii_r ' r c r T r r XS. S. S. BRECKINRIDGE— After En- sign Joseph Cabell Breckinridge. On the Texas, 1897, when an ammunition hoitt gave way and shot was falling into the powder, he sprang to the rescue and saved the ship from prob- able instant destruction. (Destroyer No. 148) PS - f-- 246 . r r ' r f r f r r f -r-r I ' !■ t ' f f T ' fir f ' V r I ' f ' T " OM began his naval career in a truly salty and A sea-worthy manner on his first day at the Academy by a big splurge in the Commandant ' s Office, which broke up the intense strain of that meeting for several minutes. Since then, he has broken many more tense moments by his drop-kicking on the gridiron, which has turned more than one apparent Navy defeat into a Navy victory. Tom ' s excellent and enviable athletic career began plebe year when he made the plebe varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. The following three years, he not only gained positions on the varsity teams of these sports but also proved that he was the mainstay of each team by putting confidence and assurance into his teammates by his exceptional ability, determination and coolness. Tom did not limit his field of activities to sports alone but he ventured also into the field of class and Academy affairs, where as class president he con- scientiously endeavored to direct class sentiment into the right path, and did much to aid in the develop- ment of loyal spirit in the Academy. Here is a man whose name will live long with all those who know him because he has shown, by his unselfish devotion, by his fighting spirit, de- termination and stamina on the athletic field, and by his genuine qualities of leadership, that he is a true friend and worthv associate. VANCE arrived here with the other Pennsyl- vania volunteers full of the old vim, vigor and vitality, and brought with him a ready smile that has ever failed to wear off. This cheerfulness of spirit and his constant activity are conspicuous points in his career here. His four years have been filled with activity of all kinds. Most of the revelry about Bancroft Hall finds Vance in its midst. But it is in athletics that Vance has excelled. He started Plebe year by win- ning more numerals than any other member of the class. For two years he offered himself as " gun fodder " in football, and in the end found promo- tion from the Hustlers for his hard knocks and hard labor. He has been a valuable member of the basketball squad each year, and played a big part in the success of the past season. However, it is in lacrosse that Vance has shown his greatest ability, where his speedy legs and adeptness in the gentle art of tomahawking helped him acquire several orange stars, to which he added still another grey one achieved on the basketball floor, giving him quite a constellation on his manly bosom. Though only average in academics, his cheerful, modest and manly qualities point toward a suc- cessful Naval career and account for his multitude of friends here. Football: Block N (i, 2. 1) Navy Nu- merals (4): Baseball: N (S) Block N (2) Navv Numerals (4); Basketball: N (1) Block N (3, 2) Navv Numerals (4): Crest Committee (4); NACA: Cabinet (2, 1): Pep Committee (2, 1) Class President (3, 2, 1). ■- - U. S. S. BARNEY— After Commodore Joshua Barney, who was awarded a medal by Congress for gallantry in action while on the Wasp. In 1812 he had command of a fleet of gun- boats built to defend Chesapeake Bay. (Destroyer No. 149) Football; A Squad (2, 1) B Squad (4, 3} Navy Numerals (2, 1) Class Nu- merals (4, 3); Track (4) Class Nu- merals (4); Lacrosse: A Squad (3, 2, 1) N-Star (3, 2) Class (4) Class Nu- merals (4); Basketball: A Squad (3. 2, 1) Block N (2) Navy Numerals (3) Class (4) TTT MTTrTr ' ' ' " " n ' T rtTTTtr _ Tr[T v ; ' il ' ' l—L. 247 f y k r T • I r. r- f !■ r r ' f f r T nr r r r n I ' I ' !■ I ' I ' I ' r-T 1862, Jan. 30. Uenl- tor launched. Was sent to Hampton Roads to flght Mer- rimac and nearly lost at sea rssa PTT: uul , ' 1 ' Fill in Hcirri igto i Leahy Washington, D. C. ■ ' Bill " BILL was born October 28, 1904, In the city of San Francisco, California, but being a Navy junior he did not stay there long. He has lived a large part of his life in the Capitol City and so claims this as his native abode. In regard to the young man ' s mental development it might be said that he was an art student at Wash- ington Friends for a number of years, and later he was taken to Schadmann ' s to prepare him for the Class of ' 26. It was on his first leave that Bill be- came ill and was forced to retire from active service for a year. He then returned with the class of ' 27. William has a number of diverting interests — among them railroads and mountain climbing. His all-absorbing interest is railroading. We will not be surprised if in the near future we find him earn- ing his spurs behind a snorting 5200. His love for mountain climbing led him to spend several of his leaves in pursuit of that sport. During these four years at the Naval Academy Bill has made himself well liked by his pleasing personality and most congenial disposition. He is always ready to help a friend in every way that he can. And we feel that those with whom he will be shipmates are lucky indeed. I •J. Joh?i ' orde i S yth Camden, New Jersey " . B. " B. " Is the most reliable member of the Class of 1927. If you tell him to do something by a certain time and date, you may rest easy: that thing will be done, and done well. His deliberate, logical mental processes are proverbial. He is always steady as a rock, likes occasional fun and nonsense, but goes to extremes in neither frivolity nor seriousness. He is punctilious in financial mat- ters and careful of the feelings of others, and his standing in the estimation of his classmates is cor- respondingly high. He is the fortunate possessor of those rare qualities which, for want of b ter names, we call balance and common sense. Wever spec- tacular, never out of temper with himself or the world, he is ever to be found where most needed, and his duties are performed always with the same degree of accuracy and perfection. Originally in Twenty-six, he took sick during his Youngster Cruise and was granted a year ' s leave, coming into our class at the beginning of our Youngster year, where he has stayed, well towards the top in academics, ever since. The Service will realize In him an officer noted not for flashes of occasional brilliancy, but one of positive depend- ability, who will return from an expedition Inva- riably with results, not excuses. Lucky Dtw Staff (2. 1). - r r r v j ' J ' V- V. S. S. BLAKELEY— After Captain Johnston Blakeley. He captured many vessels in the War of 1812, including the Reindeer, for which he received the thanks of Congress. He was lost at sea while in command of the Wasp, 1814. (Destroyer No. 150) iiilT t V TT T T T r T T t T T T t T t t r T r T [ M ' f-TTT- f y f f ' r ' f ! ■ r 1862, Feb. 6. United States gunboats, Commodore Foote, captured Fort Henry after a des- perate fight Qockerill (jregg LixcoLN Nebraska • ' Oty " " Ode " OTY was born in Wayne, Nebraska. When fifteen, he moved to University Place; and began an athletic career at U. P. High, gathering three letter awards. In 1922 he graduated from high school and entered Nebraska Wesleyan. There he won a letter in football, and made the Phi Kappa Tau frater nity. College life could not satisfy him, however; so in the summer of ' 23 the W. B. A. unloaded another passenger who pro- ceeded to sell his birthrights and become a mid- shipman. " Well! what do you know about that? " — and the odds ffese five to one that Oty was present. From the first of Plcbe year his cheerful disposi- tion brought him many friends. Unselfish and big- hearted — that ' s him. Now, for a moment, let us look into Oty ' s life at the Academy. The week days found him hard at his studies, displaying a mentality above the average. Every afternoon was taken up with ath- letics ; while the week-ends always saw him at a hop. It was hard to find him without a drag; and she was a different one each week. You know he has that indescribable something ; and it certainly is there. Then leave — ah ! Annapolis to Lincoln in a Ford ; a few parties in Virginia ; a stop-over in Washington ; and the names of eight more women were added to the list. eyf rt-; Robert rJ o itgo??iery Warrenton, Virginia " Monty " " Squirt " " Dopey " IT all started on March the thirteenth, 1905, when Monty graced the town of Warrenton with his presence. His first nine years of un- hindered enjoyment were ended by his entering Stuyvestant School at Warrenton. This was fol- lowed later by the Lynchburg Episcopal School and Severn School. He emerged from all this schooling with a well-rounded knowledge and with three athletic letter awards. In 1923 he had dis- tinguished himself by winning the Maryland inter- scholastic wrestling championship in the one-hun- dred-and-fifteen-pound class. His debut in the Navy as a midshipman went far more easily with him than might be considered the proper thing for a Plebe. However, his un- assuming manner and his ever-ready wit easily ac- count for this. To look at Monty one might be misled into believing that he regarded athletics as distasteful, since he is far from being a brute in appearance. In reality, however, he is nothing less than an athlete in disguise, for he has handled him- self with credit in almost every sport. The aca- demic subjects never meant a thing to him; and he never made it a point to bother with them. In fact, it only took a sweet letter, a little amusement, the subject of Virginia, and " Whatcha say we catch up on a little sleep, " to keep him happy. Football: Cleiss (4) Class Numerals (4); Tennis: A Squad (2, 1) Class (4, 3) Class Numerals (4, 3); Soccer: A Squad (1) B Squad (2) Class (3) Class Caflain (3) Class Numerals (3, 2) Navy Numerals (1); Basket- ball: Class (2. 2 J Class Numerals (1): Gymkhana Cast (4). - I ' r- T ' r T r 5iT] U. S. S. BIDDLE— After Captain Nich- olas Biddle. While in command the Andrea Doria, 1775, he took so many prizes that he had but five of his original crew left when he re- turned to port. He was lost with the Randolph in 1778. (Destroyer No. . 151) Baseball: Class (4, 2) Class Captain {2} Class Numerals (4); Soccer: A Squad (2, 1) B Squad (3) Block N (1) Class (3) Class Manager (3) Class Nu- merals (3) Nai ' v Numerals (2); Bas ketball: Class (4, 3) Class Nu- merals (4): Gxtnkhana: Cast (4) : Bugle Corps (2). ¥ 1,1 W) JV. Richardson David Nichls on Jr. Van Buren, Arkansas " Nick " " Nookie " LET it be thoroughly understood that we are not going to make any references to this man ' s propensity for changing the name of " Arkansaw. " Now, that being understood, let us proceed with other things — mainly Nick. His home town may be ' way back from the sea, and that may explain his charter membership on the " sub " squad, but it does not explain why he is such a good fellow among us who think that we are Neptune ' s sons. Back home was, and, I think, still is, a whiz. Sometimes he will tell us of days now gone by ; how at grammar school he kept the teacher busy with his practical jokes ; how in high school he played that good old game of football ; how he labored at books that he might be one of us. Plebe year he thought that old man Academics would get him — but he didn ' t. Youngster year Nick repeated the game with the Academic Board, with more cards to his credit. And so it has been — getting better each year. We must not forget his accomplishments. For he has them too. Nick is quite the athlete, although he has not made the big teams. The academic game has left him little time for Block " N " activities. With the women he is a fair hand, with a " fair " correspondence. But with us he ' s a good sport, and all that, so what more can we ask? Football: Cluss (I): IVrcsUiiu,: Class (2). Qeorge ' Bernard Gilbertson Brainerd, Minnesota " Gib " " Swede " " Norski " IT takes five minutes to become a fast friend of Gib ' s. Then you will want to call him Norski or, if you are both brave and careless, Swede. Clear for action first, thoug h. If you don ' t know of the fraternal feeling between the two, learn by calling him by the wrong name. You will get action ! In fact, action should have been Gib ' s middle name. This feeling probably explains the sudden change from a long and varied career in the coast artillery, to our ranks. For Gib came to us with the booming of the big batteries still in his ears and his head full of ideas which are bound to stand him in good stead for the rest of his life. Norski has done everything from collecting post- marks to designing gas engines. Once or twice he has even decided to bone. This naturally upset the Ac department ; but a notion of that kind seldom lasted long and Gib would fall back to " Well, no boning tonight. Had this Math at Minnesota, played with that kind of a gun at Fortress Monroe, spent a year making cams like that, " and so forth. In spite of his faults, however, Norski is a man all the way through ; and he is the kind to make the Service and his class proud of him. £ ' V. S. S. DU PONT— After Rear Ad- miral Samuel Francis Du Pont. He rendered conspicuously gallant service at various engagements of the Mexi- can War, 1846-48, being included in the thanks of Congress for Mexican War naval service. (Destroyer No. 152) T lU. " i 1 T t TTI .TJU-r_V ' ' I . S= . ' 250 g r r- f f r f f r f ' JC -ILJ t J_LJ _ ' fe5S 1862, Feb. 14. United States gunboats made an unsuccess- ful attack on the defenses at Fort Donelson 3 i . n n fi n f. !■ f. f f f I ' I ' -r-r Z £ ' 6 JniliafH Nilon New York Citv, New York Leo EARLY in July, 1923, the Navy suffered a severe setback when this enterprising youth did not enter as twins. He early obtained a reputa- tion for his supply of medicines, always on hand to help some ailing Mid. Leo is a hard worker and has the will to win, which assures us of great successes for him. This lad from the big city is a fine singer, but we need never fear his ruination from wine, women and song. He was a confirmed " Red Mike " until his memorable break into society at the Capitol City on the Twenty-second of Feb- ruary, but the ladies seem to have no hold on him - — whoever wins him should be mighty proud of it. Worry never worries those who never worry, he claims. His only anxiety has been that he might become conspicuous by having to wear a star on his collar, but each year he has been able, with the aid of a few magazines, to overcome that danger. He has been regulation from the start, but just imlucky enough to be sometimes looked upon with disfavor by the Vatch Officers. " Get out! Get out! We ' ll hit the pap. " And, despite his high sense of morals, we have known him at times like this, when the occasion warranted it, to utter a stray cuss word. ■ Julius Jrederick Way Lowell, M. ' vss. ' chusetts " Fred " ' • " YT ' ES, one of the Massachusetts Ways. Of X course you know him. " Fred is a conserva- tive New Englander. So conservative that his an- cestors didn ' t come over on the Mayflower. It was too crowded to be exclusive, so they followed on the next boat. Before entering the Academy the " Mate " was partial to white vests, mustaches, flying horses and canoeing. We approve the adding of crossed Gil- lettes to the family crest. We first saw him strutting around the yard look- ing like " Joe College. " He resumes that air about four times a year, when he dons his " homespun " and sets out for Washington, New York or Boston. Youngster Sept. Leave he had an attack of " cousin- itis " which was almost fatal. Fred ' s greatest occupations are suggesting im- provements for our public utilities, giving extra- instruction to the boys who aren ' t Massachusetts " savoirs, " and, last but not least, athletics. We saw in him a fast grappler but unfortunately he injured his back and lost out. He has more watches than any man in the Acad- emy and can always give you the time to the frac- tion of a second. Fred is a potential scientist but he never has achieved enough ambition to perfect his perpetual motion machine. Football: Class (3, 2, 1) Class Man- ager (1) Class Numerals (2) ; Lacrosse: Class (3); Reception Committee (2, 1); Gymkhana: Staff (2. 1) Class Gift Committee (1). w IT " TT nir " " -TI»TT»T »TITTTTTTTT tl V. S. S. BERNADOtr— After Comman- der John Baptiste Bernadou. He was promoted for his gallantry in action off Cardenas, Cuba, in 1898, at which time he was severely wounded. The discovery of the principles of smoke- less powder is credited to him. (De- stroyer Ifo. 153) T f 1 f f i T 11 1 T I TTT ,Tn Reception Committee (2 khana (2). 1): Gym- 9m TTTTTTTTTTTT ' -TtTTTT TT T 251 rw ' r ' r r r f r r r ' 1862, March 8. At- tack of C. S. S. Herrimac on TT. S. S. Cumberland and Congress in Hamp- ton Roads ri f.fi fi i» !■ !■ r f r ' f trc Emmanuel ' Thomas ( oyette Lowell, Massachusetts " ] Ian " " Frenchy " " OAY, fellows, who ' ll take my duty next Sun- O day? I ' m dragging over the week-end. " Immediately there is a profound silence, when in rushes Frenchy. " Sure, I ' ll take it. Always did like to lie around over the week-end anyway. " There you have this bewildering Frenchman in a nutshell. Always smiling, yet incessantly griping, here we have a real paradox. He dearly loves the old caulking mat, and if he had a family crest there must have been a radiator on it. The " Acs " have never fazed him in the least. Dago is his one consolation in life. He even admits that the profs are rather dumb at times and yearns to tell them a few things. Youngster cruise gave him a sight of " La Belle France, " and he has never fully re- covered from its effects. Man felt right at home there and as an interpreter he had a great deal more opportunity than the rest of us for enjoying the hospitality extended by the French people. Man has a deep love for the Service, which all the vicissitudes of Plebe year and the practice cruises have failed to lessen. He has the true instincts of the sailor, which, combined with a pleasing person- ality, more than outweighs his few faults. What- ever ship gets him will either run on the rocks or win the Efficiency pennant. Time only will tell, but from present indications there will be an " E " on Frenchy ' s turret. Keimeth Alward Knowles Denton, Maryland " Ken " " K. A. " fine KEN is quiet and unassuming, but has a nne sense of humor and is always ready to give a helping hand. As a worker he is par excellence. The results he has achieved with the Lucky Bag advertising speak for his prowess along business lines. " K. A. " used to be a crew enthusiast, but ever since Youngster cruise his interest has rather lagged on account of a fracas he had with the " Medics. " While at the Academy Ken is too busy to pay much attention to the fair sex, but the West Coast cruise convinced him that the California type is rather charming. Towards Spring his fingers itch for the feel of a trigger, and almost any afternoon you can see the " Three Musketeers " heading for the rifle range. He started his naval career here by staging a track meet with a watch officer and lost by a close margin. Since then he has improved considerably in the art of evading them, though he still admits that they are rather fast company for him. If work makes a naval officer, then Ken is due to fly that two-starred flag some day, for he believes in getting results. He makes friends rather slowly, but when one is taken into his confidence there is nothing that Kenny wouldn ' t do for him. 1 Log: Staff (4. 3. 2) Board (1) Circula- tion Manager (J) ; Christmas Card Committee (3, 2) Cfioirman (1). I ' r r ' r; r V rjL 2 T U. S. S. ELLIS— After Chief Yeoman George Henry Ellis. During the Battle of Santiago, 1898, he was de- tailed to the duty of obtaining ranges for the captain of the Brooklyn. While endeavoring to verify a range, he was killed by a shell. (Destroyer No. 154) Crew: Class (4, 2); Rifle: A Squad (S, 2, 1) Block -V fi, 2) Caflain (1): Soc- cer: B Squad (i) Class (4) Class Nu- merals (4, S); Su-inttnintj : Class ( . 2, 1} Class Numerals (i, 2); Lucky Bag: Adl-crtising Manaiicr ; Christmas Card Committee (2. 1): Star (4, 2): Expert Rifleman (4,3.2.1). 252 M f y f fi n r r r ' tL-iUJ J -L ' ' r r r r ' f ■ i ' r f ' f 1862, March 9. Ac- tion between the Monitor and Merri- mac, which was virtually the Moni- tor ' s victory • Jraiicis Qrane :y}fCaftville W ' Shorty ' Boise, Idaho " Manny " " Frank ' MANNY is a native Idahoan. He was gradu- ated from Boise High School, and then tried to get some more knowledge at the University of Idaho. A year there was all that he allowed him- self before coming to the Academy. He did not specialize in athletics while he was in high school, but he proved himself adept in literary work. He continued in this line of work here by writing for the Log, and helping to make the Lucky Bag a success. He held a permanent seat in the choir and has been a great help to the Glee Club. The need of developing his body as well as his mind weighed on him, though, so he went out for the sub- squad second-class year. He made it with ease, but expressed his feelings on the matter by, " I wish I could get off that d d sub squad so I could go out in town on Wednesdays. " Manny is savvy; he never had to worry about getting a 2.5. He simply could not understand any- one that couldn ' t see a " fruity prob like that. " He was a star man plebe year, but was a little too mod- est to sport his decoration the following year. Stubborn and philosophical, but with an amiable dis- position and a sense of humor, we love him because we like him, and the girls love him because they can ' t help themselves. We do not hesitate to recom- mend him as a fine shipmate for anyone, and we expert his intellect and determination to carry him far in the world. (lAndreiv Brooks HE] I i i ,d= Gallatin, Tennessee Tooney " " Shorty " " Poisson " ERE is one of the most fiery and likable fel- ows you are ever likely to meet. He is a rabid Southerner and a typical Tennessean. Short, but " awfully cute, " he is irresistible to the femmes. " Who is that darling little light-haired boy over there " heard at a hop meant that some drag had an eye on Tooney. The poisson was an all-round athletic star at Williams Prep School, where he took his Academy preparatory work. Since coming to the Academy he has shown us his various talents. He has helped a great deal in class athletics, particularly as a boxer. His clear high tenor was his card of admis- sion to the choir and Glee Club. His ability at story-telling, usually evoked by the pathetic cry of " Grandmother, tell us another story, " is unpar- alleled. He never worked very hard academically; but had the happy faculty of being able to pull sat the last month of a term, without getting brain fever doing it. Perhaps his versatility and impulsiveness are his most noticeable qualities. " That d — steam prof heaved me on the tree with a 1.8 " is followed immediately by " Want to drag with me next week? I can get you a cold forty. " Tooney ' s wit, loyalty and generosity make him as good a friend and as entertaining a companion as one could ask for. Tennis: Class (2) ; Lucky Baa: Asso- ciate Circulation Manaper; Gymkhana: Cast (4, 2, 1): Glee Club (2, ' l) ; Choir (4. S, 2. 1): Star (4). - r r ' f r n r rvi U. S. S. COLE— After Major Edward B. Cole, U. S. Marine Corps, who was regarded as one of the leading machine-gun experts of the country. He displayed extraordinary hero ' sm at Belleau Wood, France, In 1918, and died of wounds received in that battle. (Destroyer No. 155) Gvmkhana: Cast (4); Glee Club (2, 1),- Choir (4, 3. 2, 1) ; Mandolin Club (1); Boxing: Class (3). 253 If f i v r ' ij r ' r jt}j}_j}_p f ' T ' r ' f f t ' f f ' T -r 1862, March 13-14. U. S. squadron, Commodore Rowan, captured New Berne, N. C, after 2 days ' fight Herbert Jrederic Cckberg Jamestown, New York " Eck " " Iceberg " " A LL right, mister! Start on that pile of jf classics, tonight; the wife is out. " It ' s no- body but the mighty Eck instructing his plebe as to what the night ' s concert will be; we enter; and after peering through a dense smoke screen we find him rapturously listening to that classic music. Cosmo hunting was his favorite sport; and " Got anything good to read? " was his usual query. By " good " he might mean anything from Flynn ' s to Anatol France. As for boning, " Where is that magazine? This stuff is too confidential for me. " Speaking of hunting, he is no mean shot. He al- ways knocked down Pistol Expert in the fall and Rifle Expert in the spring. As you may well guess, in the spring, when the Rifle squad began rifling, he was right there putting them in for high score, now and then. Although he is destined to be retired in the fif- ties or sixties with full honors befitting his rank, his reflections oft wander far from thoughts of bar- bettes and bunkers. Many a Sunday afternoon saw Skipper Eckberg navigating his graceful half- rater over, through and around the " rocks, shoals, and other obstructions to navigation " in the Chesa- peake. He claimed to be a Red Mike; but after hear- ing of his exploits, including those in Antwerp and Balboa Park, San Diego, a different decision has been handed down. i Qlare7ice Emmet Qoffi-ii Jr. Indian.apolis, Indiaxa " Casket " HE may be from the flat plains of Hoosierdom, but he can tell many tales of the wide open spaces. " I didn ' t live eight years in Oregon for nothing. " A woman-hating, hardboiled gunman is our Casket. He haunts the pistol gallery and rifle range. " Does he hit anything? " Well, he doesn ' t often miss. He has a long string of medals salted away, which, we strongly suspect, he wears on his manly chest when he has a chance to awe the in- habitants of Indianapolis. He is at his best with his feet on the radiator, and his pipe under forced draft, relating strange adventures to an awed audience (preferably of Plebes). His tales of the cruises are remarkable. As a French student he made a 2.4975 for Plebe year. " You ' re not bilged 5 ' et, Mister, I was unsat seven out of eight months Plebe year and now look at me. " When you are blue. Casket is there with a smile to help you along; otherwise he is probably griping. As a truly remarkable navigator of catboats, half- raters and cutters, he challenges the stormy Severn at any time or season. We are hoping that Casket won ' t put sails on the " Arkansas " or " New York. " But if he doesn ' t do that he will probably put wings on them. His real ambition is to be a Boy Aviator. He can astound anyone (who is not an aviator) with his knowledge of all types from a " T. G. I. P. " to an " I. P. D. " Ri fi-; A Squad (S. 2, 1) Block N (2) Class (4) Navy Numerals (3) Sttiall Bore Rife (1): Gymkhana: Cast (4): Expert htfteinau: (S, 2, 2). U. S. S. LEARY — After Lieutenant Clarence F. Leary, U. S. Naval Re- serve. He was executive officer on the Charlton Hall when that vessel caught fire. He entered the hold in an ef- fort to save the vessel and crew, and died of suffocation, (Destroyer No. 158) Rifle: A Squad (S. ?. 1) Block N (2) Class (4) Nav Numerals (3); Soccer: Class (I); Small Bore Rifle (2. 1) Cap- tain (1) Class Numerals (2): Expert Rifleman (3, 2. 1); Gold Medal, USNA Small Arms Match. M 254 ' if f r r_ t r ' r f EJ fLJ ' L ' . ' r.-wr gsiii I fi n n n f. r y . ft f fi |. p yi 18 6 2, March 15- April 7. U. S. squad- ron bombarded Confederate defenses at Island No. 10, Mississippi River L forto i Starr ( rcssy, Jr. Chicago, Illinois " Mort " " Coach " THE Navigator earned his nickname by bring- ing to us his knowledge of seamanship. One would hardly think that racing in fast j achts could help him navigate a half-rater or motor-sailor under sail, but Plebe summer and the cruises gave us ample proof of the value of Great Lakes sailing. Not all his time is devoted to sailing, as in the winter he keeps Coach Ortland worrying. After seeing him swim, one looks for signs of gills, but he hasn ' t any, really. His favorite indoor sport is writing to the femmes. He claims he isn ' t a sheik, but just a diplomat. We think he is a puppet player. Mort is a leader of men. When the Plebes were marching to drill the visitors could not help notic- ing the stalwart Plebe with the yachtsm an ' s walk at the head of the column. " am guide. " His remarkable walk, or yachtsman ' s stride, got him on the posture squad Youngster year, but even " Hip, hip, bellyup " couldn ' t cure him. " There are only two things worse than owning a motor boat " A remarkable reader, with sea stories well in the lead, gives him an advantage over the rest of the class when it comes to repartee. w Jraftcis Wyllie i CcQuifi Chelsea Massachusetts •■ Philip " " Mac " HE came to the Academy from the terrors of Chelsea, where his love for the sea was born under the influence of a fish shop proprietor ' s tales. Plebe Summer found him one of the " there ain ' t any Santa Claus " boys, but Plebe year changed his anatomy enough to spoil all his illusions. He has tamed the wild ohms and amperes with the Juice Gang for three years. Stage lighting has been his forte; but building signs that rivaled Broadway ' s and spot-lighting at hops and Gym- khanas have been the things that have kept him busy every year from October until June Week. The years he has spent with the Juice Gang have, in addition, taught him just how many minutes before formation he can return and not be late. During his second class year " Nize Baby " and he became bosom friends, to the detriment of his roommate ' s ears and temper. The spectacle of Mac in a " Nize Baby " act at one of the " Happy Hours, " however, has redeemed many hours of practice. He has enjoyed the Academy more than most of us, though, because of his lack of griping and his ability to caulk through a study hour before a difficult lesson. Chelsea may well be proud of her curly-headed son, even if he does go to the " Little Boy ' s School on the Severn. " M ill ' ! I I 1 I Swimming: A Squad (S, 2, 1) Block N (3, 2, 1) Plebe Varsity Navv Nu- merals (4): Gymkhana: Cast (3, 2. 1). ■TTTttT.TttTtTTTTTTTtl f T r - r n. S. S. SCHENCK— After Rear Ad- miral James Findley Schenck, who was highly commended for service in the Mexican War. In 1846, he per- sonally hoisted the first American flag in California at Santa Barbara. He fought gallantly in the Civil War. (Bestioyer No. 159) Ife Ring Dance Committee (2) ; Gym- khana: Lighting (4, 3. 2, 1) ; Mxtsical Clubs (4, 3, 2. 1): Juice Gang (4, 3. 2, 1); MasQueraders (4, i " , 2, i); Masked N. k T T T r t T T T T T TT TT r T T T I t r TT TT T : 1862, April 4. U. S. gunboat Caronde- 1 e t, Commander Walke, ran the batteries defending Island No. 10 Qeorge S. H. Stallings Jr. LouisBURG, North Carolina " Red " " Duck " " Flaming Youth " AFTER a few years happily spent in the old North State at Trinity Prep and thereabouts, Red entered the Academy. Four years have not changed him much, which is a blessing. He is still the same quiet, friendly sort of a person he was when he entered. Dago, Math, Steam, Juice, Nav, and a few other subjects were troublesome for him. French seemed to be the subject which Red watched the closest, and in which he attended extra instruction most often. He had a mechanical turn of mind. His sketches always worked, though they were, at times, most original. Red dragged frequently and well. It was never his lot to have a committee bring him a brick tied with blue ribbon. Nothing has caused him. however, to neglect the inevitable Dago sentences and Juice probs for the following IMonday. Though not an athlete, Red took time out when sat to help the company along in rifle and on the raceboat crew. To date, he has never walked extra duty. Do not draw conclusions, however. " The delinquency, " says Red, " lies not in the act, but in the being caught. " If one may be judged by his friends, let it suffice to say that Red has many real ones. He will win manv more being just Red. Selmaji Stewart ' fowling New Albany Indiana " Biff " " S. S. " LET us, for a minute, consider the case of one whom we have learned to know and love as " Biff, " though his name by chance is Bowling, and by the choice of his parents, Selman Stewart. Bifif was born, raised, and educated, according to him- self, in the best town in the United States — New Albany, Indiana. Plebe Summer he was our pla- toon commander, and each morning faithfully made reveille inspection to see that the rest of us were turned out and dressing. You might ask him about the time we missed his early morning greeting while he was blissfully dreaming of New Albany. Plebe year, besides such honors as starring and being a member of the swimming squad, he was " Captain of the Troops, " an organization sponsored by the benevolent first class in the interest of discipline and good feeling. The next two years the frequent Saturday night dances, and the neces- sary impedimenta that goes with a successful week- end proved too much for him and he lost the like- ness of Vega on his collar. If one should choose to dislike him, he should find it hard for this feeling to prevail against the volley of good nature and good fellowship which radiates from Bifl. We are sure that the innate manliness and ability to mix of this versatile individual will make him the best of officers. : r-. int V. S. S. PALMER— After Rear Ad- ' miral James Shedden Palmer. After taking part in the Mexican War, he became Farragut ' s commander on the Hartford during which time he ran the batteries of Port Hudson, 1863. He was highly commended by Admiral Farragut. (Destroyer No. 161) Soccer: CliJSs (4) Class Numerals (4); Siriifimiitij : Maz ' v Numerals (4). " 2S6 Edivard Kim Shanahan Charlevoix, Michigan " Shanny " WENTY-THREE years ago Shanny came on to this planet of ours and, according to the Local Sidereal Time, made his debut under the constellation Aquarius. During his life at Charle- voix, Shanny tried everything, from digging wells to making maple syrup. It was not till after he finished High School that Destiny brought him to Annapolis to become a future Admiral, or at least a future Ensign. Shanny has a forceful personality, which, com- bined with his appearance and Irish inheritance, makes him a very pleasant acquaintance. His love for the great open spaces and abundant fresh air is probably the best reason for that " school-girl " com- plexion. " Aw, c ' mon fellows, crack a port! " Four years without a blanket finds him still scorning the mention of one. He has a weakness for the fairer sex and he modestly admits it. This, coupled with a genuine ability to conceal a potent line behind innocent smiles, enables him to enjoy himself to the fullest at hops, dragging or not. At times he has tried to be really hard-boiled, but the Plebes see through this assumed severity and enjoy his running even more than he does; for they know him to be a great likeable fellow with an unlimited amount of good humor and originality. To get the honest approval of one ' s Plebes is in a sense a great honor, and this Shanny achieves. hacrosse: Class (4, S, 2. 1); Lucky Bag Staff (2); Reception Committee. TT Harold Thomas T eutermaim White Plains, New York " Dutch " " Barbarossa " ON October 8th, 1903, Dutch celebrated his first birthday up in Gotham, near the Bronix. His parents, aided by three older brothers, soon moulded this mischievous blonde specimen into the good-natured individual that he is today. He followed a commercial course in school, and comm ercialized his time after school, spending three years as a stenographer, iceman, chauffeur and banker respectively. Seeing his brother a finished product of the Naval Academy, he lost civilian interests and embarked on his own Academic cruise. The upperclassmen soon found that Dutch is the kind that can amuse without half trying. It was an accepted fact among the Plebes that his genius at running them was the result of hard-earned knowledge. In spite of this fact, he was a good " daddy " to the Plebes, to wit, " Who ' s vour Sea Daddy, Son? " — " You are, sir. " Naturally savvy, he has had little worry over Acs. A slug of demerits or an academic slip oc- casioned little anxiety, for he could easily handle both. His excess energ ' found vent in the many merry gatherings after chow. In London our worthy cousins were at a loss to follow his mental proc- e sses, while in France he ably acted as Ship ' s In- terpreter. Though not of headline material his ac- complishments are numerous, and we expect a furtherance in the Fleet. ■ « i 3 ) £S 1 Football: Class (2); Baseball: Manager of Class (4, 3, 2, 1); Luckv Bag; Gymkhana Cast (3, 2, 1) : Christmas Card Committee (1), TI U. S. S. THATCHER— After Rear Ad- miral Henry Knox Thatcher, who held many important positions both afloat and ashore during the Civil War. He cooperated with the Array against Mo- bile, and the Confederate naval forces there finally surrendered to him. (Destroyer No. 162) m ' .:• ' 257 I r ' f f r r f f !■ i ' t f r-r RV. ' -. tS-- y r r i y f f r ' f y r - 1862, April 6-7. U. S. gunboat Pitts- burgh, Lieut. Thompson, ran past Island No. 10; island surrendered -f- e John Leslie T)eTar Lincoln, Nebraska " Johnny " " Deeter " " Elise " JOHN was born some twenty years ago in that portion of Lincoln known as University Place. He attended the public schools there; and was graduated with honor from LTniversity Place High School just prior to his entrance into the Academy. Various kinds of work have developed his versatil- ity. Outside of this, he seems to have led a very peaceful and somewhat obscure existence. The long trip to Annapolis was the first time he had been more than fifty miles from home alone. Deeter has never been the least bit qualmish over the academic game as played here, because of his unusual ability to concentrate on his work. With a fair knowledge of the subject at hand, he had little difficulty in convincing the profs that here was an excellent chance to expend a good mark. As a Plebe, John went far with a bewildered appearance and able tutors. Since then he has de- voted his spare time to ship models and literary work. He has tried his hand at soccer, wrestling, track, and gymnasium. His greatest individual claim to fame was his winning the inter-company Regimental tumbling championship. John will be a practical naval officer because he loves ships and everything pertaining to them. His ability to make friends and to keep them will serve him well in the years to come. Sugene Bradley CcKhmey Eugene, Oregon " Gene " " Mac " " Oogy " M AC very modestly insists that he was chris- tened after his birthplace; and that he is in no way responsible for the naming of the city. After he was graduated from high school in Eugene he spent two years at the University of Oregon. While there he was interested in base- ball and swimming, and became a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. It is rather difficult to secure any authentic in- formation about Gene. He never tells one about Plebe year, seldom states that he was the hardest working Youngster on the Neiu York, and does not read his mail aloud. We know, however, that his training, gained by four years as a bank clerk, combined with previous baseball experience, made him a good baseball manager here. He has tried to play soccer; he has worked at fancy diving; and he startled the Regiment as a charter member of the Hell Cats. From his appearance no one would suspect Mac of the sophistication he really possesses. He seems to have a personality that makes him well liked. Any one who can make a perfect sketch of a com- plicated mechanism and later ask how it works is bound to succeed. Soccer: Class (3, 2, als (i. 1): Cvm: 1) Class Nnmc A Squad (1). - - U. S. S. WALKER— After Rear Ad- miral John Grimes Walker, who served with distinction on the Mis- sissippi River and the Atlantic coast during the Civil War. He was at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, at New Orleans, and before Vicksburg. (Destroyer No. 163) Baseball : Manager of Varsitv (3. 2. I); Szvimming : A JT warf (3) Class (2, I) Class Nutnerals (1): Reception Com- mittee (S); Btii le Corps (2). I IJ I 2SS 1 r. f f r I ' ■ f I ' !■ r ' f r r r i! f f ' r r w f f y T ' f t ' t ' T 1862, April 20. U. S. S. Itasca and Pinola demolished obstructions under Are, below New Or- leans Joseph Jrancis Hellauer Shelton, Connecticut " Joe " " Tuffy " CONNECTICUT has turned out many fine men and Joe is one of the regulation type. Plebe Year found him popular with the upper classes in more ways than one, and he proved his ability to get along with those above him by his reputation for being a good Plebe. His reputation with the " powers that be " shows that he did not lose this capability in his other years at the Academy. Athletics have claimed most of his spare time, along with a little timely dragging. Lacrosse, foot- ball and wrestling are his specialties, and though not a letter man, he has the stuff that will carry him a long way in any line. Ask any man on the B-Squad for proof. While not a star man, Joe never needed to burn the midnight oil in order to slide by easily with his conventional " 3.0 " average. Indoctrinated with a firm belief in the old order, Joe receives hearty cooperation from those below him, and a deep respect from his seniors, for his ability. His keen, subtle humor should buoy him up in Life ' s happier moments, and his determina- tion should carry him through the more difficult struggles. The qualities which will form the key- stone of his career will be his fairness, likability, and perseverance. These fundamentals should carry him far, and we look for unbounded success for him no matter what line of endeavor he may choose. Qeorge William JitzGerald, Jr. ' Fitz Chicago, Illinois " Out ' lmv " " Fitzie " ONE does not have to know his name or be aware of the fact that Loyola Academy claimed him prior to his sojourn on the Severn to know that Fitz is Irish. His sparkling wit and snappy jokes verify the statement. If further proof were required, though, a glance at his blue eyes, red cheeks, and innocent expression should suffice. Like all of us, Fitz has his faults; but they are thrust into obscurity by comparison with his nu- merous pleasing qualities. With a smile for every- one, he is amiability itself. He has the knack of getting along equally well with everybody. " What do you know about that, wife? They spelled my name wrong again. About time someone learned that it is a capital G. " This outrageous mistake could properly be blamed only on the male sex. Fitz has a star average in dragging. Fitzie ' s energy and pep were expended at the crew sheds, the football field and at the hops, and in that warm organization, the N. A. Ten. Many evenings were we charmed by the moanings of his saxophone. " Why worry? " was one of his mottoes. He always got along well without much effort or undue haste in everything he undertook. He was quick to grasp things. He never believed in over- study; and showed in practice that his theory was thoroughly sound. I . ; ' i Football: B Squad (1) Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (2); Lacrosse: Class (4, 3, 2, 1); Gxmkhana: Assistant Manager of Roustabouts (4): Lacrosse: A Squad (1): Log Staff (2. 1). - ' 7 1 1 t T T t T T T T : U. S. S. CROSBY— Alter Rear Ad- miral Pierce Crosby. Needing a light draft vessel to land troops to attack Forts Hatteras and Clarke, he took a canal boat, chained her boilers to her deck, and with this improvised vessel he proceeded against the forts. (De- stroyer No. 164) Football: B Squad (3. 2): Crew: B Squad (4, 3, 2, 1): Lucky Bag Staff: Gvtnkhana: Cast (4, 3, 2, 1) ; Jazz Band (2, 1); Pep Committee (1). 259 r r f r ' r r y r n r ' i ' r r _£ i: r r ' r« t ' r ' t ' f r « n f f ■ 1862, April 24. U. S. fleet passed Forts St. Philip and Jackson and dis- persed Confederate flotilla Joh?i IVilliam Schmidt Buffalo, New York " John " " Jf hiskey " THIS young lad is one of our best sailors. In a sail boat he can beat everything except his own shadow, and that is going some. Besides this he held a little school, as a Plebe, for all the dumb upper classmen in Radio. He is always properly brushed ofif, especially when someone else does it for him. Even at that we cannot get mad at him, for then who would dec- orate our hop cards? Besides his artistic tempera- ment he is quite gone on drawing ships. In his spare time he writes stories, and the only trouble with them is that he gets tired of one and starts another before the first is finished. Before he entered the Academy, John saw quite a bit of service on board ship. He sailed from New York to Bermuda, as a youth of nine, and two years before he entered the Navy he was Radio operator on a tramp steamer on the Great Lakes. In this world one is obliged to give the Devil his due, and it is not hard for us to imagine this youth as one of the leaders of the Navy in the time to come. It would be surprising to look into the future, but he is sure to win recognition if he lives up to the ideals he kept while at the Academy. His mechanical and ingenious mind has helped many of his classmates. He is very serious sometimes, and then we hear of the world he would wish to live in. It is a great world, too. w t w Jred James Leatherma?i Hagerstown, Maryland " Fritz " HEN this worthy son of Maryland left Hagerstown to enlist in the Navy, the Town Fathers little knew the great loss to the community, as he himself admits, but, on the other hand, the Navy was correspondingly enriched, which makes the odds more or less even. After a year or so of navigating at Hampton Roads, fired by an ambition worthy of a better cause, he had himself transferred to the U. S. S. Reina Meixredes, which as usual was resting on the mud of the Severn River. A great lad is Freddy. Always up on the stroke of reveille to shut the windows against the cold and get the shower warm for his wife, and always the first to turn in, he makes an ideal roommate. As regulation as a cufif-holder, the room has never been reported when he was in charge — an enviable record. He was a veritable Red Mike all Plebe year, but with his first Youngster hop came his election to the order of Snakes, and his heart, liberty antl pur- suit of happiness went glimmering away, over the sea wall, leaving him in a state of coma from which he emerges only on hop nights. Freddy is also a lacrosse player of note. Many ' s the time he has come in from playing that gentle game minus an arm or a leg and with his nose spread all over his face, but according to those who have played opposite him, he is invincible behind his stick, and gives better than he takes. Crew: ISO Pound (2. 1); Loo: Art Staff (2, 1): Lurkv Rao: Art Staff 2, 1); Trident: Art Staff (2, 1); King Committi ' c. - 2 r ' f r r Lacrosse: Class (4, .?. 2. 1). TI. S. S. MEREDITH-Alter Sergeant Jonathan Meredith, U. S. Marine Corps. In a fierce hand-to-hand en- counter at Tripoli, 1804, against odds of five to one, he saved the life of Lieutenant Trippe. Three days later, Meredith was blown up in a gunboat. (Destroyer No. 165) . — .- - TTTTTTTTTT TTT f 1 ■iX. iniT-r -T T ' l TTTtTTtTTTTTT T TT - 260 ll, WillidDi Herbert Quz?ier Groveton, New Hampshire " Brute " " Cuz " THIS youth from the mountains of New Hampshire has absorbed some part of the heart of his native hills, for imder his chest beats one that is as large, if not larger, than theirs. This trait along with his quiet and reserved manner has won for him a host of friends in the Regiment. He is among the first on deck whenever a good time or drags are reported coming over the horizon. Although he is not a snake, you can bet your bottom dollar that when the maid who is able to stand his test of what a girl should be comes along he will take her for himself. The Academics have been none too easy for him and several have given him some pretty hard tussles, but he has always been able to come through in the last round. When it comes to pushing a pen, however, he is right in his element and the English Department has always been generous in its praise of his papers. His terrifying nickname is not due to his gigan- tic size, for he is built on short, slender lines, but comes from the fact that when aroused his voice issues forth in such awe-inspiring tones that every- one within earshot feels his hair rise on his head. Everyone, nevertheless, feels that the pleasure of his company is well worth arousing anger. William Young Qonn Humes, Jr. Miami, Florida " Alphabet " " Ilumsey " WHEN the living example of " what peroxide did for me " first made his appearance in our midst, it was said of him, " Innocent as a babe, he has lots to learn. " But that is where he fooled us. With characteristic speed, dash and accuracy he so stepped on the gas Youngster year as to make the very leaders of snakedom turn green with envy. " Humsey " believes that variety is the spice of life, and to each hop he drags a different member of the deadlier sex. And after the hop, " She isn ' t much to look at, but Lawd how I love her " ; and a few days later, " If I ever recover from this affair I ' ll never fall for another. " " Alphabet " went after the Academics with great gusto and showed the boys that he had a capacity for learning as well as for chow. In a bull fest he has never been beaten, and once he gets started he is a hard man to stop. He could talk a D. O. into putting himself on the pap. " Well, gang, let me tell you the funniest one I ever heard, " and we ' re all set for hysterics. Yet he has his serious nature, and he realizes that there is a time and place for everything. He is the soothing balm for many an irritating trouble. He has met and overcome all obstacles with great determination. Add to these qualities a little fun, lots of sentiment, sympathy, ideals, truth, and high standards of honor, — and what more can you ask of a naval officer? ff ' f r r r i,L ' f ! ■ V f i ' r i " nT 1862, May 13. Un- successful b m - bardment of Con- federate fort on Drewrys Bluff by the Union sauadron (: ,Y X Walter Qoulter Winn Little Rock, Arkansas " Ed " WALTER was boiii in Danville, Illinois, and received some of his early schooling there, as well as in several other States before he finally decided to settle at Little Rock. He graduated from Little Rock High School, after winning many honors in scholastic activities. Plebe Summer was almost a thing of the past when Walter joined us, but he had ample oppor- tunity to familiarize himself with the hardships and bewilderment encountered by the newly arrived Plebe. Academic year came all too soon, but this held little fear for him, for he sailed through with flying colors. Activities have taken up a great deal of his time, but this hasn ' t kept him from being one of the outstanding snakes of the class. Soccer is Walter ' s favorite sport, and he can be seen trotting out to practice in his conspicuously striped jersey almost any afternoon during the long season. Youngster and Second Class year slipped by very swiftly, and it was with a sigh of relief that Walter disembarked from his last Midshipman ' s cruise, to begin his First Class year with all its added responsibilities and pleasures. Through it all he has had a determined purpose that has won the esteem of all those with whom he has made contact. We expect great thing of him, and we can be confident that there will be no disap- pointment. Lacrosse : Class (4. Class ( . 2. 1); Soccer: S, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4. 3. 1). cJ)fCo7iroe ' Barroivs " DuJ j I Boston, Massachusetts " Duff- ' ERE we have a noble representative of the grand old Bay State. Although the Hub is often referred to as being the stationary part of the " big wheel, " commonly known as the universe, Duff is an exponent of the opposite theory, being at all times engaged in some activity. Nor is his time spent along one special line. His four years here have found him occupied academical- ly, athletically and socially. His dexterity, no doubt, is a direct result of his early education and surround- ings. Can anyone say that Duff is ever gloomy? Emphatically, no! He is always the first one to change a rather dull situation into one of sheer levity. And yet, one would not describe him as carefree, or thoughtless. Ever since he entered the Academy in the sum- mer of 1923, he has been deeply interested in the study of International and Civil Law. His deep analysis of, and keen replies to, all questions prove him to be a promising diplomat. Duff has a remarkable ability to get on the right side of everyone, and of having a good time under any circumstances. This is evidenced by the fact that anyone who has ever made liberty with him, al- though the outlook at the start may not have ap- peared very attractive, will say the best liberty ever. There is no reason why Duff should not have a most bright future, and we all wish him the best! ..c?di U. S. S. COWELL— After Master John G. Cowell. He died of wounds re- ceived in action on the Essex, 1814. His heroic conduct when, after being wounded, he refused to let himself be taken below until he lost conscious- ness, excited the admiration of all his comrades. (Destroyer Mo. 167) »-T » T T T T T TT- Swimming: Navy Numerals (4, 3), A. 7? rTT Tt T T T r 262 I THE photo is the likeness of one who at present claims the sunny State of North Caroli na as his home. However, there are a full six hun- dred classmates aware of a heavy camouflage and it would be unfair to keep the word mum. The secret is that our friend is a native of Pennsylvania ' s black diamond and pretzel region and aptly man- ages to divide his time between a girl in the North and several dittos in the South. One must hand it to Bill for his talent as a warbler, and it is impossible to imagine a musical club performance without his presence. Those with whom he has been closely associated for four years have taken advantage of his superior knowl- edge and dependable advice to keep up with all the new song hits and latest dance steps. The Academic Department holds no fear for Bill. Each term-end finds him unsat in at least two sub- jects and rather than go to the stowing room for his suitcase he regrettin gly lays Lady Cosmo on the bookshelf for a single evening and the next morning he returns from an exam wondering why the Math or Juice Department had to turn Santa Claus just at the time when he knew his eggs to the smallest detail. Our hats are off to one of the most gritty and determined men in ' 27. t AFTER spending about eighteen happy years in the ranks of the Pennsylvania Wolenteers eat- ing peanuts and pretzels, winning all sorts of medals and cups and prizes for track events, Jake journeyed to Annapolis to show the nation how an up-to-date Navy should be run. Jake heard of a new game while in the Navy and decided to give up the cinder path and try wielding a lacrosse stick. Sur- prising as it might be, he became a wonder at the game. His davs spent with the Wolenteers had filled him full of the Wim, Wigor and Witality. During his Plebe year he decided to show the boys what a football star he was capable of becoming. That career never crystallized, for a coach upset him at the first day of practice, and he decided that Soc- cer was a better sport for a man of his type. Lew gave the Academic Department a run for their money when he first came into this man ' s Navy, and he was really serious about it. You must not think that he was naturally savvy. Rather than that he was more of a mediocre type, and his brilliant flashes were all the results of hard work and consistent boning. Lew may appear to be anything you are capable of imagining, but on close examination you would find him to be the cleanest, straightest, most gen- erous sort of a man with whom you ever came in contact. Soccer: A Squad (?. 2. 1) Block N (1) Manager of Varsity (2, 1} ; Gym- khana: Cast (4, 1, 2, 1); Musical Clubs: Assistant Director (2) Glee Club (4. 3, 2, I); Choir (4, }. 2): Bugle Club (2). ■ ' V-r- J . V. S. MADDOX— After Captain Wil- liam A. T. Maddox, U. S. Marine Corps. He led two companies for five hundred miles against General Al- varado, 1S46, and after a sharp skir- mish, captured a number of the en- emy. He displayed gallantry in later battles. (Destroyer No. 168) W Lacrosse: A Squad (S. 2. 1) Block N (2) Nam Numerals (4); Soccer: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (4. 3, 2. 1). T f TTTTTtTI tTT ' ll ' I r ' f f r ' r ' ■ i ' 9 ' r r r r v A " IVAT1VE SON " who grew up in the little town which is built around the Mare Island Navy Yard, Cass had seen quite a bit of the Navy ere he thought that some day he would be sitting in Dahlgren Hall, a small white dot in a white square composed of men who were about to receive their diplomas. Three years at Vallejo High School evidently gave Cass a good foundation, for during his career as a midshipman the " Acs " have been the least of his serious worries. In fact the three daily deliveries of mail have been a much greater concern. Contrary to the usual conception, Cassady is not Irish, but Dutch! We admit that it sounds suspi- cious, but if you will let him explain it, just once, you ' ll never question its integrity. Ambition and perseverance won him a place on the class team, after lack of size made him in- eligible for Varsity Basketball. You could also see him sprinting around the cinders or taking a crack at the broad jump on bright days. ' Tis said that in the spring a young man ' s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love, but this Irishman, ever being in the spring of life, found it unnecessary to await the official Vernal Equinox to commence firing. However, having made in each case a care- ful " Estimate free lance. Track: Class of the Situation, " he still remains r ' . Qor7ielius Samuel Sea bring Spencer, New York " Ji nmie " " Johnny Nuts " SOMETIMES the wind carries a breath of salt air even across the many lakes of New York. It was on such a day that our Jimmy, who was playing in his canoe, decided to become a real sailor. So he gave up the captaincy of the Old Towne Leviathan and set out to become a humble midshipman. Here, however, is where the trouble began, for Jimmy lacked but one thing — the doctor thought he was all right in a way — but he didn ' t weigh enough. But when he failed to pass his first exam he was far from downhearted. He used the old thinking matter, and with the aid of thirteen bananas and two quarts of water came back with a bang. After entering our happy home this lack of weight stood Jimmy in good stead, for when he went out for coxswain no one else stood a chance. Not content with one activity, he went out for a girl ' s part in Masqueraders, but his size eleven foot did not fit him for the title role in " Cinderella, " so he was obliged to drop that and stick to crew. The Acs have always been easy for him, and he has spent a great deal of time helping others not so unfortunate. Girls amuse him, but he takes none of them ver - seriously. As a result every day brings him a few letters from the fairer sex. That bashful boyish blush is what gets them. Anyone who is able to exercise such leadership shoulil ha e no difficulties in the Navy. Basketball : Class - (4, S, 2) Class Numerals (4, 3) Crew: A Squad (3, 2. 1) Block N (3, 2) N Crossed Oar (3) Pu-he Carsily h ' afy Numerals (4 ) • Gvmkhana (4, 2, ' .} Staff (1): Star (4). C 264 A ND who can this erect and light-haired young stalwart strolling corridor be? None oth nonchalantly down the er than a tried and true son of the great Middle West, a man from the Badger State, with all the wide and open hospitality typical of that State of Lakes. Winnie has no trouble keeping up in this world. As for Academics, he has no difficulties there at all, unless it be Dago. And now he wonders at the worry that he devoted to that subject. Being a rather quiet individual at times, it was some time before we found out his priceless worth. He came through with a crash Plebe Summer by launching his name in the sporting world, and, believe it or not, as a swimmer and an all-around athlete for that matter, he is not one to be scoffed at. One must not overlook the social side in the life of this blue-eyed youth. Hops began to attract his attention Youngster year, and he has not stopped yet. He takes them by degrees at first, and then he takes them by storm. Ask any of the drags. Van says, " When they fall they fall hard. " No doubt he has been the cause of many a broken heart, but, according to him, there are plenty more of them, so why .should he worry? All in all, being a man of many and varied achievements, and with a distinguished personality, we expect to hear much more from him in coming years. Track: Class Numerals (4, Swimming : Mavy Numerals (4 EVERYONE is proud of his birthplace, and Dave is always ready to defend and vaunt the city of Beverly and the State of Massachusetts. His boyhood is adequately described by the picture of a jovial and witty Irish youth with the usual amount of freckles, and his Beverly High School years by a youth who graduated with a secure hold on the scholastic honors of his class. Dave ' s diploma speaks for his proficiency in one field of endeavor, but he has the gratification of knowing that his so-called spare time was divided between athletics, music and hops. He never assumed the Varsity rank in any one sport, but many a good hand he played in company and class athletics. Hops and music go hand in hand, and in these he easily majored, for practical- ly every successful orchestra and band could always be traced to one favorite directing source, and very few Saturday evenings passed that did not find Dave in the Armory. Four years of Academic life changed Dave from a youth into a versatile and dominant Naval Offi- cer at the beginning of a career that will undoubted- ly have its disappointments and achievements inter- mingled with many days of pleasure. You cannot look into a man ' s future, but the vicissitudes of Dave ' s life can end only in his attainment of the goal for which he strives. I r ' f f f f ■ i i I r ' r ' r r rrz g ' f r ' r r f r f r ' r ' r ' f f 1862, July 15. Con- federate ram Ar- kansas, Lieutenant Brown, ran through the Union fleet to Vicksburg Harry Reid Hummer Canton, South Dakota " Humor " " TTARRY R. HUMMER, Junior, Canton, 11 South Dakota, sir! " Curly chestnut hair, English features, and twinkling eyes make a rare combination. Harry has a gift of conversational power and a natural bent toward dragging. His skiing ability, which won him a junior championship out home, led him to believe that he could walk the tightrope. After half hanging and halving himself for several weeks, he gave a very creditable performance at the Gymkhana, young- ster year ; and he repeated it with many added tricks, second class year. When the Bugle Corps came into being again Harry put away the cornet, which was the bane of his neighbors ' existence, and became a charter member. Perseverance and application are dominant among his characteristics. He had trouble with his studies, especially with math, juice, steam, skinny, dago, English, ordnance, seamanship, and navigation. By constant and earnest application he waded in each year, and completed each one satisfactorily. Harry is likable. Up as far as Seattle, Washing- ton, one can easily trace the itineraries of our young- ster and second class cruises by looking at the post- marks on his old letters. The trail stops at Seattle; the miniature was of old gold and Harry is applying for West Coast duty. Loring Oswald Shook Bangor, Pennsylvania " Ossie " " Shake " OSSIE burst in on one hot July afternoon in 1923. Since then we have been accustomed to his whirlwind mode of entrance. " Attention, gang- way, make a lane. " Lazy by desire, not by nature, as he so modestly puts it, his long list of athletic and other achievements is a goal toward which many will strive but few attain. His reason is that he can ' t decide which sport needs him most, and until he does they will all have to stand by. A stab at lacrosse during Plebe Summer convinced Ossie that he wasn ' t built to be a hamenegger, but that ' s as far as he ever got. Scholastically he is not what one would term particularly savvy, but, nevertheless, whatever the material he has under those curly black locks it has never been bothered by any ex- cess boning. Shake ' s meteoric rise to fame in the Dago Department was undoubtedly due to his many interviews with the French demoiselles. A Red Mike? Well, not exactly, but you would never call him a snake. Many have called but few been chosen is the way Bangor ' s leading citizen so modestly puts it. The revival of the posture squad almost brought Loring into prominence once again. Our old friend Red walked by but somehow failed to notice the giraffe-like proportions of Ossie ' s pet neck. Best of luck, Loring, be it in the Service or on the outside. Track: Class (S); Gymkhana: Cast (4, S, 2. I): Hmile Corfs (2). - 5 — w «- m M l M« m t » f r " U. S. S. BURNS— After Captain Otway Burns, who commanded the Snap Dragon in the War of 1812. He had several encounters with British men-of-war, taking fifteen prizes, one of which had a cargo valued at $350,000. (Destroyer No. 171) :T 266 THE COMMANDER 267 zA rthur ( riffith ' runer Salt Lake City, Utah " Art " " Peeicee " DURING the fateful summer preceding Plebe year the possessor of the above Rand Mc- Nally was helping distinguished Yellowstone Park visitors with their weighty problems when one morning he spotted a Naval Officer — liked the uni- form and within three hours was on his way to " Bankrupt Manor. " He was here scarcely three weeks when the commandant, recognizing his sea- worthy talent, sent him a special invitation by a special messenger to make an extended voyage on the fine ship Queen of Mercy. Just a word with him and you will be convinced that the gray hairs surmounting his brow have not been caused by academics, though he did hold many forceful interviews with the " Board of Education " during plebe year. If you want anything bought, sold or bartered, we have here the man for your need. On recog- nition of his fine work, a real estate firm once awarded him a magnificent life-sized building lot abutting a narrow strip of land owned by the Penn- sylvania Railroad people, for merely signing his name and turning in the correct answer to a cross- word puzzle. As for his other virtues, they are too numerous to mention. Art ' s personality coupled with an endless amount of spontaneity has won for him a host of friends that will always cherish in their memories his close friendship. w Joseph lhe7 ' t Qorwiii Orange, New Jersey " Joe " " Tubba " HEN " Tubba " stepped on the Congressional he was round, rosy and good-natured. Sweet and innocent he was, t aking his fun where he found her. But now time has left her mark ; though he ' s round, rosy and good-natured yet, he has long since suc- cumbed to the lure of the wild — women. With no special hobby he has idled away the hours with cross-word puzzles, riding, his precious Cosmo, and everybody ' s skags. Wooden ? No, yet he doesn ' t bone. Exam weeks find " Joe " in his element. His first step in kidding the Acs along is toward the library where he gathers a collection of fiction that keeps him occupied for at least a week. The second step is to stroll serenely out of the exam room, confident of at least a 3.0 and worrying about that beautiful heroine who was about to be choked by the villain. His time limit is sixty-nine minutes when he ' s unsat. Greasy? He averages at least one scarlet mark each term. " Tubba " is one of the exceptional few who haven ' t any line; his is a superline, a veritable anchor chain that has caused more than one fair drag trouble. Red Mike? " Hi say, old chappy, that ' s a bally big lie. " IVrcstlinir Class (1) -42 » 1 ) Clasx S ' umer- 1). Hovoard ' Austin Yeager Salina, Kansas ' Reds " " Redulus THE boy known to midshipmen and Watch Officers alike as Yeager was born in the little Kansas town of Chapman and learned to read and write in a country school. Then he moved into Salina, where he played stellar football in high school and presided over the stormy sessions of the Student Council in his spare time. Fearing he might have to go to work, he decided to become a sailor. Much to his disillusionment he found he would have to work all of the time at the Academy, but being red-headed, stubborn, and not willing to admit defeat, he has stuck to it. Plebe year " Reds " played every minute in the Plebe soccer games. His varsity prospects were good Youngster year until the Academic Depart- ment stopped him. His playing was a big factor in cincliing the inter-company football champion- ship during our second class year. He likes to talk, is a good mixer, and so adds a lot to every party that he attends. So far he has never missed a hop, and since he can always find a girl willing to go with him it isn ' t likely that he will miss any. When he studies he does his best, but, my, how he can play at other times. " Hey, Joe, what is the lesson assignment? " JOE was born in the capital of Kansas and reared in the capital schools, where he studied every- thing except the fairer sex. He was quiet, sleepy and unconcerned — yet always a lover of toil and hard work. Joe desired to make a mint of money so he studied telegraphy and attended the home- town college at the same time. Finding it difficult to credit himself with these so-called hours he jour- neyed to a little village in Oklahoma and started in making this mint of money by pushing the key for Santa Fe himself. Discovering his millions to be growing quite slowly he decided to try the Navy and, by dint of hard work, we are glad to say that he is one of us. Few years have passed and success has been his middle name. He has been a prominent member of the Juice Gang, is always " sat, " is a " has-been " woman hater, eternally has a cheery word for the " sorrow stricken " and is above all a friend to every one. ' ou can always find Joe with his best friend behind a cloud of smoke enjoying a good old conversation or story-telling contest with the " would-be " participants. We all wish you luck, old man, and may you never forget the good old days that we have spent in our four short years of comradeship with the old familiar saying. " Well — Let ' s see, now — . " Football: Class (1); Soccer merals (S) Naz-v Numerals ■ Cast (4); Bowling: mcrals (1). khana r r " y f r r y r r r ' T r . w-- f ' f t ' r f f !■ f f r f rj 1862, Aug. 16. TJ. S. gunboat Essex ran C. S. S. Arkansas aground. Fired to prevent capture Shirley S?iow Xiller EusTis, Florida " Steamship " " l l USICIANS may come and musicians may iVX go but Shirley plays on forever. " From those early days of Plebe summer when he was struggling with the scales, to the present time when he can render a selection from anything from Carmen to the latest popular songs, he has con- tinually been the hard-working, consistent kind who always think they are not so good no matter how good they are. VVhenever he picks up his cornet, banjo, or ukelele there are always plenty of willing hands, and voices also, to join him in a little close harmony. Plebe year " Steamship " didn ' t have a thing to do with the fair sex, didn ' t even receive any mail from them, but now we are beginning to wonder if that wasn ' t just his Plebe attitude, for now he is continually getting pink letters and although he hasn ' t had his " drag " down yet we expect any day to see him going to the Short Line Station to get his coveted one. Next to mu.sic and tennis there is one other thing that he lives for and that is Spanish. He has al- ways bid the boys a cheery " Buenas Noches " and we know that if he applies himself to all that he undertakes as he has to the study of " La Lengua Espafior ' we will hear from him later on. Jarar ' enjani ' ui Qoiior " JhCartui Natchez, Mississippi " F. B. C " IM4 h: Mi reared in the State O E was born in Mississippi, . of Florida and received the educational polishes in the Old Dominion. What more could one ask? Here is a true son of the South. If you are looking for a loyal supporter of the Democratic party or any form of Southern institution you will do well to engage the services of " F. B. C. " because he ' ll be there with the goods. In discussions pertaining to other matters, he is reluctant in giving his opinion. Quietness and thoughtful consideration of things pertaining to life in general make friends respect his opinions and regard them as true as an oracular utterance. Put a stranger under Farar ' s management and he will be at home in less than five minutes. He has " a way " with the femmes, too, but he refuses to spend too much time on them. His semi-annual dragging is preceded by a few fanciful dance steps around the room to the amazement and wonder of all present, and followed by long periods of silence and sadness. " I want to get married and settle own. He doesn ' t pose as a savoir but he always shows a winning stride when he steps out for athletics. In the moment of necessity, you ' ll find P. D. Q. right there, covering himself with dust and glory. He displayed a rare bit of pugilistic ability Youngster year and his friends see in him an aggres- sive, plucky fighter. Tennis: Class Numerals (4); Log: Staff (2, 1): Trident Socielv (V: Jn " Band (2. 1): Orehestra (4. .!;.• Star (4. i): Bugle Corps (2. 1). - v r- r ' r r r ' r U. S. S. MACKENZIE— After Lieu- tenant Commander Alexander Slidell Mackenzie, who was killed in Formosa In 1867 while leading a party against a band of savages who had previously murdered the whole crew of the Ameri- can bark Rover. (Destroyer No. 175) Baseball: Manager Class (4); Boxing: Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (i). 270 r M I ' I r T ' r ' . f JUL ' -lLJJ-fL I ' - ' ilk I 1863, Jan. 10-11. U. S. gunboat squadron attacked and captured Con- federate fort at Arkansas Post Lawrence Rafidall ' Daspit HouM.A, Louisiana ■ ' Min- DA-ASPIT was born and lived for the major portion of his youth in Houma, with the ex- ception of a year at Louisiana State University, so it is small wonder that he decided to see the world via the Navy. So it is that we find him making his imperturbed way through the intricacies of education, seeing the world, not only from the Navy, but from the inside of the first section, with a consistency which is a source of wonder and respect. We admit that he is too small to look athletic, but he forsook a politician ' s job as assistant track manager to run in class track, so no further evi- dence of athletic ambition is needed. Any man who would do that should have a destroyer named after him. " Min " doesn ' t drag often, but when he does ! " Did you see that one ? " Maybe the fact that he ' s one of those strong silent men has something to do with it. He seldom says anything, but we do believe the rumor that one of his an- cestors was a cigar store Indian is totally un- founded. We call to mind one departure from this well- nigh continual silence. When there is any griping to be done on the cruise, and, to a less extent else- where, " Min " can be relied upon to supply the necessary words with a vehemence that is amazing. Track: A Squad (3) Class (2) Man Qger (4) Class Numerals (2) Navy Nu- merals (4): Star (4, S, 2). iJMario?i hindsay T)d ' ivson, Jr. Brooksville, Florida " Ziggie " A LIFE ambition to become a lawyer was crushed when Ziggie entered the Academy. Essentially, he is a politician dispensing facts and information generously, but purely for the sake of argument. He is the best lawyer in our midst to- day. He has never acknowledged defeat, even after a discussion is weeks old. He fights stubbornly for what he believes is right, and his tenacity is remark- able. This sea lawyer is the best-hearted fellow in the world. Under his rough exterior is the biggest heart in the Academy. His blush, which he has never been able to control, gives him that look of the schoolboy, unsophisticated and innocent. This blush has caused many a maiden ' s heart to " luff, " but he has yet acknowledged no master. Ziggie would do anything for a friend. His Scotch sixth sense makes it necessary for him to carry his strong box with him on all occasions. He is the most dependable fellow imaginable, but he needs someone to look after him just the same. He is as restless as a child, and he has a great capacity for work. This energy is expended in keeping him on some training table during the most of the aca- demic year. No thought is too light or to deep for this boy. He will make some girl happy some day if she can only keep him home. r f f f r M y r r f r ' r r. i_Li " " " ' ■ L kvv .iLLL i ' L r " A ONE-WAY ticket to Annapolis " was what l . the little fellow said, who stood, tiptoeing up to the cage of the ticket agent — his elbows resting on the counter. And it was a one-way ticket that he received. There was something about the lad that told one it would be best to give him what he asked for — for he would have it in the long run. That little fellow with the cherubic, smiling coun- tenance was our Frank, and the ticket mentioned above brought into our lives and hearts a depend- able classmate and a sincere friend. It may have been the gentle, caressing breeze, which glides fitfully o er the maize fields down in sunny Iowa — or, on the other hand, it might have been something else — but regardless of what it was, the environment or the make-up of Master Frank, there was something which gave him courage to undertake things; ability to complete them; a smil- ing sincerity which has made friends for him at his every turn — in short, that something gave to us Frank. Frank is a versatile geiu ' us. Since signing up with Uncle Sam he has played basketball, met with success on the cinder path, his favorite, and has made a most creditable showing in the academics. Probably we can do no better than attribute his past successes — and his future ones, too, for that matter — to his never-failing consistency. His is not an easily ruffled nature, but rather one which takes things as they arrive. s guy T eJVitt Cf PP l Hot Springs, Arkansas " Slim " SLIM being an unduly modest person and hav- ing no inclination to talk about himself, it has been a rather hard matter to uncover much about his past. Since his entrance into the Academy, he has built himself a reputation on a foundation of consistent success, not in only one, but in several fields of en- deavor. Although not gifted with unusual athletic ability he has, by conscientious effort and application, be- come in turn, crew man, hammer thrower a nd wrestler: and he has been recognized as one of the best in all of them. Having been witness to the study and effort which he has put forth, it is not hard to understand his inevitable upward climb. As for academics, it should suffice to say that there are few above him. His nearly unbounded self-confidence, although at times nearly swamped by a spasmodic pessimism, always manages to sur- vive, and this, coupled with his ambition, determina- tion and a generous amount of common sense, in- sures him success from the start. As a friend, easy to get along with and ever ready to help in any way possible, he is liked and appreciated ; as a man, mentally, morally and physically, he is respected by everyone who has had the good fortune to make his acquaintance. Track: A Squad (3, 2. 1) Block N (2) Class (4) Navv Numerals (4, S); Bas- ketball: Class (4). - r X T " j Ht TJ. S. S. O ' BANNON— After First Lieu- tenant Presley N. O ' Bannon, U. S. Marine Corps, who commanded the band of men which marched from Alexandria, Egypt, to the Tripolitan Fort at Derne, 1805, which was cap- tured and held against odds of three to one. (Destroyer No. 177) VTTT-rT ' Crciv: Class (4, 2. I) Class Numerals (4): Track: A Squad i. 2. 1) Block N (2) Navv Numerals (S): Wrestling: A Squad (1) Class (2) Class Numer- als (2); Class Supper Committee : (I). -IJ-JJT T-T T T ' ■ T y r T ' 1863, Feb. 24. Sink- ing of the U. S. ironclad Indianola by two C. S. steam- ers In the Missis- sippi River Roscoe ' Durall Hughes Perry, Florida " Koscoe " MANY years have passed since Roscoe em- barked on his naval career; the " Sea of Juice " almost swallowed him, but Dame Fate snatched him from the depths, and now he has reached the wreck-strewn shore of the mighty Aca- demic Ocean a year behind the crew with which he sailed, but among those who are proud to call him a classmate. Despite his stormy voyage he has made a name for himself in more than one field of endeavor. At lacrosse he is as relentless as at the more dangerous game of hearts. His big, blond manhood is as con- vincing an argument in one as in the other, which is proven by his unchallenged success in the former, and by locker and laundry bags filled to overflowing with carefully preserved and sweetly scented mis- sives in the latter. Roscoe ' s temperamental, sensitive, and highly romantic nature all unite to make him the sage, the poet, and the personification of all things gallant and esthetic, and established for him ideals which it will be hard for him to live up to, but which are worthy of the endeavor of anyone. His sincerity and generosity endear him to all those with whom he is acquainted, and in spite of his deeply sensitive nature he has a determination which, when aroused, will carry him far along the road to success. H Lacrosse: A Squad (4, ?, : (2) Navy Numerals (3); Squad (1). - Martin Terry Hottel Seattle, Washington " Hot " IS hobby, as well as his profession, is ships; his chief recreation, women ; but one would hesi- tate to call him an extremist as a follower of either. The former is a natural outgrowth of heritage and environm ent, but the latter is no doubt the result of a languidly sentimental nature. He has had con- siderable experience with both, but is as consistent in preferring the romance of the days of sailing as the companionship of the one and only. Ever since infancy " Hot " has been subject to the fascination of the sea, and he so loves it that he forsakes athletic ambitions in favor of afternoon sails on the Severn. The skill he has acquired there handling small boats, besides being the envy of all, is a manifestation of seamanlike qualities, which will be sure to stand him in good stead. An abundance of fun-loving qualities has not inclined him toward taking discipline veiy seriously ; and if the adage should hold true — that the most michievous boys often make the best moralists as men — the most non-regulation midshipman, the strictest disciplinarians as officers; then " Hot " would be likely to achieve fame as a member of the latter school. But the respect he commanded would surely result from admiration rather than fear. Possessed of a high degree of honor and integrity, he is truly a friend and a classmate of whom every one of us is proud. U. S. S. HOGAN— After Ordinary Sea- man Daniel Hogan. On the Consti- tution during its engagement with the Guerriere, 1812, when the flag was shot away from the foretop-gallant mast- head he climbed up and lashed it in place in the face of the firing. (De- stroyer No. 178) Crew: Class (S, 2): Class (4, . Water Polo: A -.. y— 273 h ' h} 1862, Feb. 28. tJ. S. monitor Montauk destroyed Confed- erate cruiser Nash- ville near Savan- nab, Ga. zJM artin Robert St07ie Lima, Ohio -Piedra " " Pebble " PIEDRA was born at Whiting, Indiana. He attended high school at Lima, Ohio, where he was elected class president and made business man- ager of his high school year-book. He received his appointment from the 4th Dis- trict of Ohio and entered the Academy at the early age of seventeen, counting days sick and days bare- footed. Martin has had very little trouble with the Aca- demics. Natural ability coupled with practical knowledge and hard work has made his class stand- ing well up with the better half. He is very quiet, reserves his opinion until sure, then, — lets you have it with the force and personality that is his. A real friend, classmate, and what not, willing to borrow all or any part of your outfit and in return quite anxious that you take his stencil to mark your brand new clothes. Plebe year Pebble was a wrestler and Second class year he was a class boxer and a crew man. Martin is very fond of the Navy and the Naval life, but still he has visions of a little farm way off from no- where and it is here that he intends to spend his last years. He was well named, firm, yet yielding when necessary. Martin is a true classmate and one liked by all. William Henry Stewart, Jr. Detroit, Michigan " BUI " " Sock " " Steiv " THIS guileless lad was born in Maiden, Mass., on the first of December, nineteen hundred- two. Saint Joseph ' s Academy and Tilton School were the scenes of his early education, from where, after the usual formalities, he entered the portals of the Naval Academy as an embryonic Admiral. Being possessed of a well-balanced disposition. Bil l has enjoyed the varied phases of life as a Mid- shipman and has gotten the most out of his four years at the Academy. The academic work never constituted a serious menace to him. He played baseball and football Plebe year; an accident Youngster year kept him out of the game until First Class year, when he played the game again in spite of a handicap of two seasons lost. He was also on the 150-lb. crew squad and did some boxing for his class. Along with his academic work and athletics. Bill found time for an occasional good book, for he be- lieves in the old maxim that " All work and no play makes Jack ' s outlook on life a bit cramped. " What is more, he can, under the right conditions, expound at considerable length on any subject you can name from theology to fire control. Having known him for four years, we predict for him a great future in the Service, for he is the type known as an " Officer and a Gentleman. " Crew: ISO Pound A Squad Class (2)- Wrestimii: Class torinif: Class (2). - r r r r r r- r t ' j:! V. S. S. HOWARD— After Acting En- sign Charles W. Howard, who received recognition for his conspicuously brave conduct while in charge of the deck when the New Ironsides was attacked by the David, 1863. He died of wounds received in that engage- ment. (Destroyer No. 179) Foothnll: B Squad (4); Crew: A Squad (2, 1): Boxino: Class (2): Luckv Bag: ' Staff (1). « . A_ m linr T.3_I-I ■ ■ TTTTTTTTTTt y 274 f r ' r ' f r ' f r r r f r r ' i r 1862, March 14. At- tack by United States squadron. Rear Admiral Far- ragut, on Port Hudson Qharles Joseph Zo?idorak Gallitzen, Pennsylvania ' " Londo " " Klondike " HE attended Gallitzen High School for three years and his last year was spent at the AI- toona High School. He then spent one year at the Bureau of Standards in Washington, D. C. As a student he was successful, following his studies as the major activity but not to the exclu- sion of such out-door activities as football, water polo, and track, in all of which he attained varsity numerals. Without previous experience he went out for class football and at first was a mere sub- stitute but at the close of the season Plebe year he had made a gradual progression into the " B " squad. He made the team his Second Class year and was promoted to the " A " squad for his First Class year. In all activities, work or sport, he may be char- acterized as a fighter with dynamic energy who would rather die than lose. He also has the knack of making friends and holding them. Letters from scattered ports verify the fact that some lucky girl will not be the first to admire and long for the cheerful smile of " Zondo ' s. " Just as he has worked up his way in football so will he do in everything that he undertakes and we all wish him success. ' w ' • ■ Qlifitoti Stillwell Rounds Interior South Dakota " Hank " " T TANK " was born in Interior, South Dakota, A J. where he spent his summers working (?) on his father ' s ranch, besides attending school at In- terior and graduating from High School there. Later on he completed two years at the Dakota Wesleyan University, where he attained the " moral " foundation upon which he has developed his career at the Naval Academy. His vehement and impetuous nature has mani- fested itself in countless arguments and scraps, from which he always emerges with a broad grin. Being quick of apprehension and somewhat gay, he has a strong natural tendency for practical joking. He possesses a determination and will to win that will brook no opposition. When he sets his mind on attaining an end he does it with steel-jawed grim- ness. Even the elusive female has not been able to withstand his ardent nature. He is a connoisseur of women, but to the extent, as he often expresses in his attitude, " Be she fairer than crocodile or tur- tle dove, but if she be not for me, what care I how fair she be. " In athletics and activities " Hank " is prone to carry things to the last extreme. We see him working hard at football, wrestling, and track, as well as all things he undertakes to do. However, no one who knows him can help liking him and as a shipmate he will be the finest of them all. Football: A Squad (1) B Squad (i, 2) Class (4) Class Numerals (S) Navv Numerals (2, 1); Track: A Sauad (3. 2 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Navy Numerals (3, 2); Water Polo: A Squad: (3, 2, 1) Navy Nu merals (3, 2). - ?? U. S. S. STANSBURY— After Lieu- tenant John Stansbury, who was a midshipman with Decatur in the cap- ture of the Macedonian by the United States, 1812. He was killed in action while on the Ticonderoga at the Battle of Lake Champlain, 1814. (Destroyer ITo. 180) Football: B Squad (3, 2) Class (4) Navy Numerals (3, 2) Class Numer- als (4); Wrestling: A Squad (2, 1) Navy Numerals (2): Lacrosse: A Squad (3). 275 r f r ' f r- r r- f f ■ i ' r f« rr 1862, April 7. Union fleet, Rear Admiral Du Pont, bom- barded lorts at Charleston without success w ' l I I ' ii r ' r f ' j ' ' ' ■ » ' ' ' ' ! Qyrus T iirner Qlejidening Washington, D. C. " Cy " " Storm King " BORN in Savannah, Georgia, and roaming the southern states in successive years, Cy is a true rebel, as his southern drawl indicates. Though he has migrated as far north as Washington he still shouts as loud when " Dixie " is played as those of Alabama. He prepped at Emerson Institute, where he won an " E " in football and baseball. From here, he entered George Washington, and was soon chosen to become a " Kappa Sig. " He was all set to be a stockbroker; however, as an unlucky drop in the market lost him twenty-five dollars, he realized that banking was not his forte, and decided to go down to the sea in ships. Plebe year kept him on the jump. However, he managed to find time to win honors in football and led the field in the 440. Youngster year, finding himself at a decided disadvantage at the hops, he immediately started to overcome this handicap, and became one of Schultz ' s boys. Hard work and ap- plication soon won him the name of a " Grappler among grapplers. " His meteoric rise to fame on the cinder path was brought to an untimely halt by appendicitis. Any one who is lucky enough to draw him for a shipmate is to be envied, for he has a true blue friend who will be the same whether " Lady Luck " smiles or frowns. Walter Harold l rice Washington, D. C. " Red " " Buddy " " O ED, " although born in Shelbyville, Lidiana, J . considers Washington, D. C, as his home. After attending grammar school and graduating from Teck High in 1921, he entered the University of Maryland with the class of 1925. His freshman year he was a regular member of the football and soccer squads, and became a member of the K. A. Fraternity. However, the call of the blue was too strong for our sorrel-topped hero, so he forsook the primrose path of dalliance mid much weeping and gnashing of teeth by the fairer sex and cast his lot with us as a lovely Plebe. Plebe year found him actively engaged in Aca- demics and Athletics as evidenced by the star on his collar and the " 27 " on his sweater. Misfortune in the form of a bad knee overtook " Red " Yoinigster year, which unfortunately just about closed his ath- letic career, so he took up his long-neglected read- ing and is now quite a connoisseur of the modern novel. With a cheery smile and helping hand at all times, " Red " has made us all his friends. With a good mind, and his eye set on aviation, " Red " bids fair to exceed all expectations of family and friends. Football: B Squad (S, 2, 1} Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Navv Numerals C?, . ' , 1); Track: Class (4) Navy Nu- merals (4). -: - r V. S. S. HOPEWELL-After Midship man Pollard Hopewell, who served under Lawrence on the Chesapeake in the War of 1812 until her capture by the Shannon, 1813. He was killed in the engagement which took place between these vessels. (Destroyer »o. 181) Football: B Squad (3) Numerals (3); Lacrosse Class (4) Caflaiu (4) (4); IVatcr Polo Class (4) Navy : A Squad (S) A ' rK ' V Numerals Class (2). - --txi - . - - [1111 fl ftl ITf T ttfTrTTTT ' ll-LLJH ' ' " ' ■ ' ■ LLJ1_LLL 1862, April 16. Pas- sage of tatteries at Vicksburg, Miss., b y fleet under Actg. Rear Admiral Porter T bee Neblett Forrest City Arkansas " Tom " " T. B. " ' OM vas born in Forrest City. He attended Forrest City High School, and prior to his entrance at the Naval Academy spent one j ' ear at Texas A. and M. Since his entrance in the Academy he has served for three years on the Hop Committee, and Second Class Year he was appointed Chairman of the Ring Dance and Farewell Ball Committees. The suc- cess of these dances was largely due to his intense interest, his active mind, and a great deal of per- severance in overcoming obstacles. " T. B. " is a firm believer in the old saying that " the Lord helps those who help themselves. " Every Thursday finds him deep in his roommate ' s Saturday Evening Post, and every Saturday inspection finds him clad in his roommate ' s last clean shirt. " Hey, wife, let me have that magazine, I ' m in the middle of a story! " The Academic Department has always given Tom rather a struggle, but in spite of a re-exam in Math Youngster Year he has always managed to stay on the safe side of two-five. " Fm sat in everything this month! Isn ' t that ultra? " Tom possesses a most winning personality. Cheer- ful of nature and ready of wit, with manly bearing, force and character, he is in every sense " an officer and a gentleman . " ■ Ho ' Committee (3, 2, 1) Chairman (1) Gymkhana: Cabaret (2, 1). - Washington, D. C. ' Charley " " Venus ' PENSACOLA, Florida, is Charley ' s birthplace. From there one must know geography to fol- low him. His prep school education began in the Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn. After that a year in the Baguio School, Baguio, Philippine Islands, after which he graduated from the Piiigiy School, Eliza- beth, New Jersey. Venus has always given the Academics as good as they sent, and the final count finds him well ahead. In everything he takes up his work in earnest, but he has never arrived at the point where he can ' t throw cares aside. Company sports and Navy RiHe have been Char- ley ' s outlets for excess energy. In the latter, he has done exceedingly well. Cigarette advertisers would give years of their lives to see the nonchalant manner in which Charley beautifully slept through a drill period. " What ' s five periods of extra duty? I just love infantry! " " Now when I was in Shanghai , " and he ' s off again. Tenderness is this salty lad ' s chief character- istic. It is a known fact that he can ' t bear to part with an old and tried shirt. So long as there ' s a front and a collar band left he will stick by it. " Aw, nobody ' s going to put you on the pap if you buy a record for the V ic! " Such qualities as a steadfast sense of honor, a true friend, coupled with his straightforward, congenial self, mark him as a true " officer of the Old School. " j r ' r ' r- T r r r- V. S. S. THOMAS— After Lieutenant C. C. Thomas, the first TI. S. naval ofBcer to lose his life in the World War, He commanded the armed guard of the steamship Vacuum and was lost when that ship was tor- pedoed by a German submarine. (De- -v stroyer No. 182) Rifle: A Squad (3, 2) Block N (2) Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Navv Numerals (i); Small Bore Rifle: B Squad (2): Expert Rifleman (2). 277 ■ i r ' f f r ' F ' f f !■ r r f p i rr ( T ;,, :V 1862, April 29. TJ. S. gunboat squadron. Rear Admiral Por- ter, attacked and captured Grand Gulf, Miss. r f« t I ' I ' ! ■ f I ' f r r r 6° r ' Barnard Patterson Harrisonville, Missouri " Pat " PAT is ail artist, in more ways than one. In the early days he thought seriously of taking up the drawing crayon as his life work. A Missouri art school enchanted him for a year, but after learning that Coles Philips had contracted for the services of all the Kansas City models, he changed his plans and joined the ranks of our class. He continues his sketching at odd times, but his new love is gymnastics. No one who has seen him perform on the hori- zontal bar can deny that he is an artist. Hard work has made him a valuable member of the squad at all times, but one. Then he found the water in the new pool much thinner than that in the muddy Missouri and joined the ranks oi the dry Navy. The Academic Departments have never been able to trouble him. Applying his natural talent to mechanical sketches has made him a habitant of most of the first sections. The Terpsichorean muse claims him also and he is present at most of the hops. His love of beauty is the cause of a strong penchant for musical comedies, particularly in Baltimore. At the Burgomaster ' s Ball in Rot- terdam he combined three of his activities, swim- ming, dancing, and seeing. Riches stare him in the face, — if silence is golden. I t ) -tt ' Gywi: Navy A Squad (3. 2. 1) Class (4) Numerals (4, 2) ; Gymkhana : Cast (4). V. S. S. HARADEN— After Captain Jonathan Haraden, who commanded the General Pickering, which defeated the British privateer Achilles, 1780. Far- ragut said, " I would rather have fought that fight than any ever fought on the ocean. " CDestroyer No. 183) Herbert ( yifCihon Neuhaus Milwaukee, Wisconsin " Iriiti Duke " " Herb " " ilerb ' ie " YES! this man comes from the town that made beer famous but he doesn ' t seem to appreciate the fact. He spent two years at the University of Wisconsin before he decided to throw his lot with Uncle Sam. Every night at nine-thirty you can hear the tramping of many feet outside his door and the familiar question that he must hear in his sleep. " Oh! Herb, how do you do this problem " or " Herb, what ' s this all about. " In spite of the fact that he keeps approximately half the battalion " sat " each semester he still finds time to take part in athletics. The name " Iron Duke " wasn ' t given to him because he is a weakling, since the gym team doesn ' t produce weaklings. In the morning he never fails to ask, " Any mail this morning? " When he says that you don ' t have to have imagination to know that he is in love. With all his activities along other lines he still finds a chance to give the fair se - a treat and in reward he receives more letters than any two men on the deck. " Herb " ought to make a success wherever he is, since he has the rare factor of putting his theory to practical use, and if he leaves the service it will be a loss to the Navy. Football: B Squad (2. 1) Class Nu- merals (2): Gym: A Squad (S. 2, 1) B Squad (4) .Vaiy Numerals (4. 2). 278 f. r r f r ' r r r f f r r m 1863, June 17. U. S. ironclad Weehaw- ken attacked and captured ram At- lanta in Wassaw Sound, Ga. ■ f f I ' f I ' M I ' T ' aul T)omhey iM iles Homer, Illinois " P. D. " " Pete,- " PD. was born in the small town of Fairmount, . Illinois. Here he spent the greater part of his youth, only leaving home for summer visits to New York State. We can easily see that living as he did and watching the express roar through the town sta- tion day after day a love and ambition for travel was engendered which caused him to join the Navy. He has always been a star man. Academics have had no terrors for him, and his work in " blocking " trains on the railway has made the receipt of signals in Seamanship easy. He has never yet acquired a liking for dancing, and we have never seen him at a Hop, but we are sure that back home someone is waiting. The weak- and sub-squads have caused Peter con- siderable trouble in the past, but Second Class year he passed his last test and was able to devote his attention to Class Track. Working hard, he, as manager, deserves as much credit as the men who ran for the good record of the team. In conclusion, P. D. has a far more religious character than many of us. For this, his classmates respect him and admire him. He has always set a good example in every form of work and will no doubt carry on this reputation in his future life. " fi Joseph Nathaniel t yKCurphy San Diego, California " Murph " " Spuds " BORN in the Nation ' s Capital and living at San Diego at the time of his appointment, Murph has well portrayed the life of a typical Navy Junior, having lived in the meantime in a number of our cities. Although the greater part of his life was spent in Washington, D. C, yet he lived on the West Coast just long enough to become California ' s most ardent booster. And here at the Naval Academy this big Irish- man, proud of his heritage, has fully lived up to the reputation of his ancestors. A charter member of the weak-squad and a shining star on " B " squad football, he plainly portrays a love for sport, good eats, and an easy bed with plenty of good reading matter on hand. We don ' t know much about his affairs of the heart, but most of us are firmly convinced that he will bravely spurn all advances and remain a bachelor throughout his life. Whether this attitude of his is due to timidity or wisdom is not known, but we are inclined to believe the latter. However, he possesses an unlimited supply of good humor, taking his running as he takes life, with the idea of getting all that is good out of it. Liked by all, he has the making of an efficient Naval Offi- cer and will be a credit to the Naval Service. Track: Manager Class (2) Class Nu- merals (2): Star (4, 2). - ? S r frVM T r r_r-r v. S. S. ABBOT— After Commodore Joel Abbot, who penetrated the Brit- ish lines in disguise during the cam- paign at Lake Champlain and suc- ceeded in destroying some enemy naval equipment. He commanded the Mace- donian on Perry ' s mission to Japan, 1852. (Destroyer No. 184) Football: B Squad (3, 2. 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (3) Navy Numerals (2). iijUi I ' , I f f T ' r f f I ' !■ p r r i. r |i n n fi |i ! ■ r ' !■ f f r 1863, July 4. Sur- render of Vicks- buig, Hiss., after many months of desperate, danger- ous fighting ' David JVilliam Shafer Altoona, Pennsylvania " Dave " " I ' on " " Flash " FEW men are found that enjoy a humorous situa- tion more than Dave. His gift of wit and ready smile have won for him many friends, — even the hardened " Profs " warm when he smiles. He has had his share of hard knocks from the Academics, but his ability to always rise to the oc- casion and to work when the test came brought him through. When " unsat, " instead of becoming dis- heartened as many do, he seems happiest and re- doubles his efforts till he is " sat. " It is Dave ' s one wish to command a gunboat in the Yangtze patrol and he has often dreamed of those soft and alluring Asiatic evenings, but we wonder just how much time Dave would spend on the gunboat. He is most particular about his appearance and his frequent wars with the tailor have given him service with which few are familiar. He is con- spicuous by his neatness. No one knows just what he thinks of the femmes. He treats them all alike and keeps them guessing; if he had any special one no one could tell it because in that respect he is mute. But we do have our opinions. When the 150-pound crew was first inaugurated he answered the call, and although not a member of the first boat he was one of those that made a first crew possible. " Well, Bill. — an easy day tomorrow. " William Jreema?i Royall Beaufort, North Carolina " Bill " " Skipper " A TRUE gentleman of the South and a natural born sailor, — that is Bill. Hailing from Beaufort-by-the-sea and spending his leaves by the rocky shores of ] Iaine has made him an invincible master of sailing craft. Early in Plebe year his thorough knowledge of sailing craft manifested it- self by making him victorious in the sailing races. Later in Youngster year his ability as a sailor again made him the envied winner. In Bill we find that true master ' of seamanship which few ever acquire. When any doubt arises pertaining to sailing Bill is to be interviewed, for his dope is authentic. Being a striper in the " Banana Navy " before joining us has given him a bountiful acquaintance with the tropical climes, as all who have listened to his many tales of those most alluring tropics will agree. It is also whispered that many tears were shed when he left gay Paree during leave on Youngster Cruise. " Hey, Dave, do you think we can get away with it, — well, let ' s go, but let ' s watch our step. " Thus Bill deviates from the straight and narrow path. Always true to his convictions, untiring in his ef- forts, and a devoted sponsor of square deals,— for this we admire him, and for his cheerfulness, we look to him proudly as our classmate. Crew: 150-Potind B Squad (2. 1); H rcstlinf : Class (1); BotcUtuj: Ciass (V- -- 5 TTTl r " r " f r f r- r ' mr tr. S. S. BAGLEY— After Ensign Worth Bagley, the first naval officer to be killed in the Spanish-American War. He served on the torpedo boat Winslow, and lost his life in its at- tack on the batteries at Cardenas, Cuba, 1898. (Destroyer No. 185) ITT Riua Committee (4, mittee (4, - ' , 2, 1) Crest Com. 3, 2. 1). t • W T r t ' r ' r r r f r r f ' - j- m £j ' ' ' r !■ II w» 1863, July 16. U.S. S. Wyoming si- lenced ships and batteries at Shim- onosekl, Japan Ul i(i ; Loveland SCRANTON PeN ' XSVLVANIA " Lovey " " Bill " " Possum " POSSUM " the girls call him; we don ' t know why (and wouldn ' t tell on him if we did). Lovey he is and always will be to his classmates because he is just that kind of a fellow. Coming from the home of the I. C. S., dago and math held no terrors for him and from an academic viewpoint his life has been a bed of roses. Always on the com- fortable side of a two-five, he accomplishes with ap- parent ease and without seeming effort what most of us do with difHculty. He is capable and ambitious but not so full of such things that he makes life dis- agreeable for the rest of us. Modest and of a re- tiring disposition, persevering and loyal, this lad should make good in the service. Yes, he has a place in his heart for the girls, though the exact location of his wandering affec- tions is hard to ascertain. He has dragged often but not wisely, as he is rather gullible on the blind drag question. The first attempt should have been enough for anyone. Athletically speaking, his activities have been lim- ited only by the three sport rule. Fall usually finds him striding off the wear - yards of the cross-country course; winter finds him splashing out knots in the big pool or endangering that classical nose in the squared circle; and spring finds him endangering the heads of others with a swinging lacrosse stick. " Hey! how ' s to wind that ' ic once? " N ' ■ ■ Track: Class (4); Lacrosse: Class (2); Swimming: Class (4) Class Numerals (4) : Boxing: Class (2. 1); Cross Coun- try (S). - S Joh?i T ' hoffhis Qorw ' ui Chester, Pennsylvania 1 oni OT content with four years at a military academy Tom came to Ye Navale Institute for further discipline and improvement. He re- ceived the former but declares that he has been ruined. His former luxuriant hair has been re- duced to the above depicted meagre crop. With commendable heroism and courage he fought val- iantly to ward off impending disaster. Hair tonics and head massages were tried in vain. But now he daily counts the casualties resignedly. This hombre is an idealist as far as women are concerned. He daily thinks of his dream girl. " She is subtle and has moods. She is the kind that will be eternally interesting. I won ' t understand her and I won ' t know what she will say under any circumstance . And someday I ' m going to find that girl. " This raving does not indicate that he deals with women only in the abstract — far from it to judge from the daily mail he receives from his feminine admirers from Chester to Virginia and even from London. As a result of his " daily dozen " morning and night Tom has built up an athletic body that stands him in good stead for the gentle games of football and water polo. Although he doesn ' t admit it he really likes the Navy and dreams of the day when, as he says, " I ' ve got two and a half stripes and a destroyer and you ' re my executive officer. " i r n TI. S. S. CLEMSON— After Passed Uidshipman Henry A. Clemson. When the brig Somers capsized in a squall, he Insisted that the men should take the only available boat. He clung to a spar, but abandoned it when he found it could not support all who were on it. (Destroyer No. 186) Football: B Squad (1) Class (4. S. 2) Class Numerals (4, 2); Lacrosse: Class (4): Boxing: Class (4); Water Polo: Class fS. 2, 1) Class Numerals (3). T , T w T r-r- 281 ' i r r t t r " »■ ' ■ ' ' " ' 1863, Oct. 5. Con- federate David tor- pedoed Union ship New Ironsides off Charleston, South Carolina w i ■ t LJ liU-LL ' ' ' iSm Joseph S?iyder T)etwiler Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Seventh Dist. " Joe " " Bus " JOE started smiling and winning our hearts the first day of Plebe summer when the rest of us were still in a fog, and right oH the bat we began to depend on Joe for the good advice and friendship which we all needed. Joe jumped into the Choir right away, and ever since hasn ' t learned what a Saturday Drill is. He was a model Plebe ; no sea- manship class was complete without him. He was always in demand. Ask him about the courtmartial Plebe year when he was the defendant. Joe hasn ' t starred in athletics, but that isn ' t be- cause he hasn ' t tried. He did stay out for water- polo until he found out how deep the new pool really is. However, the sub and weak squads have never bothered him at all. He has batted all the Acs around here and also found time to help others keep sat. Now the only thing that keeps him from starring is because he is too bashful to develop a good line for Prof. Alden ' s cohorts. When you want to hear some really good singing just walk in on him when he isn ' t expecting you and you ' ll find out why the Glee Club is so good. Just because he hasn ' t femmes all over his locker door doesn ' t mean that he ' s a Red Mike. He rarely misses a hop, much to the delight of all the drags who know him. Still, he must have an iron heart for he has returned from every leave with it intact. We ' d like to know how he does it. Sldon Qunningham z l ayer Cleveland, Ohio " Rosie " HERE we have a little fellow from a big city. He gave up his chemist ' s life to be one of the Navy because he likes beans and likes to travel. He was graduated from Staunton Military Academy and consequently was used to discipline. While there he achieved honors on the debating team. Can he argue ! He is second only to Webster or Hayne. If you don ' t enjoy verbal combat, stay clear of Rosie. The best part of it is that he usually knows what he is talking about and will not give up until the opposition is squelched. His favorite subject is Russia. " There is no race like the Nordic race, — . " Academics keep Rosie running fore and aft and up to the yardarm. Math is the bane of his exist- ence, but he has proved himself a better wrestler than the Sine and Tangent Company. " Most everything has its fun to it, " is the motto by which he exists. Every leave brings Rosie back with a new " afTaire d ' amour. " He also comes back broke and it ' s, " Hey, Joe, loan me two bits. " He surely has his troubles with the unfair sex. His greatest claim to fame is that he put the Admiral on the " pap " at the Gymkhana. We have rightly made a good friend and wish him everv success in life. Swimm ' tnci : Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (2)- Water Polo: Class (S): Glee Chih (3, 2. 1): Choir (4, 3, 2, 1); Star (2). 2 _r_i: TJ. S. S. DAHLGREN— After Rear Admiral John Adolphus Dahlgren, who has been credited with much of the progress in naval ordnance made dur- ing the Civil War period. He perfected the famous Dahlgren gun, and intro- duced howitzers ashore and afloat. (Destroyer No. 187) y 1 I — Track: Class (2. I); (I); Boxing: Class Card Commillee (3, IVrestliftp: Class {4) ; Christmas 2. 1) Secretary 3): ' Glee Club (3). IHl 282 ' ! ' WeUijigton ' zy iithony Hammond W St. Louis, Missouri " Ham " " Bud " HAM prepared himself for the rigors of Naval Academy life with a course at Marion Insti- tute, and he began his career here with a bang as captain of his company lacrosse team. At the end of Plebe year he had an argument with an auto. He was in the hospital when the cruise began, but he did not remain there long after the ships had sailed. Many of the Youngsters on that cruise still wonder how much he tipped the driver. Missing this cruise may have aided him in developing the double chin and bay-window of which he is now so proud. The Ac Department has never held any terrors for Bud. He could easily star if he would but try. He has discovered, however, that it is much more pleasant to sleep during study hour than it is to study. Even when spending much of his study hour in this way, he can still make far above a two-five. On his rhino days he longs to be back in the busi- ness world. Some wonder if there isn ' t a fair maiden beckoning to him from out in the Middle West. In the spring of Youngster year Ham and the gym instructors decided that it would be nice for him to learn how to swim well. In consequence of that decision he has spent many weary hours in the pool with the sub squad. Ham is ever ready to give a helping hand, and to know him is to like him. We are all proud to call him our friend. Qeorge i7lfCtchael ' runo Smith Carlinville, Illinois " Mike " " Red " " G. M. B. " MIKE was reared in the metropolis of Carlin- ville and although he was far from the charms of the billowy waves and the salty air he has always had his weather eye on the Navy. During his High School days he spent many weary hours in his garden, but soon gave that up when he realized that he couldn ' t raise garden products on the high seas. Mike proved his love for the water by mak- ing a trip down the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in a canoe and by swimming across the Mississippi river. Before coming to Annapolis to join the ranks of the future Admirals Mike spent two years as a country schoolmaster. He is inclined to be studious, but this does not detract from his fighting spirit, for at the beginning of his career he showed us that he could use his fists as well as his brains. Mike started out Plebe Summer by being champion in his weight. Although his name would Imply that he is a " Red Mike, " he is far from that, for you can find him at every hop. He just can ' t refrain from giv- ing the lovely girls a treat. Mike has two hobbies (no not horses), namely: his violin and his kodak. With his fiddle he can make more dififerent kinds of noises than a brass monkey in a fight with a tin cat, and with his kodak he can take more pictures than a regular photographer. Lacrosse: A Squad (4); Luckv Ban: Staff (3, 2, 1); Gymkhana: Cast (4) Committee (2) House Manager (1). .- s r T f " Track: A Squad (4) Class (4, 3); Ten- uis: Class (2); Fencincj: Class (3, 2); Boxina: A Squad (4, 3) Class (4) Navy Numerals (4); Luckv Bag: Staff (2. 1) Battalion Editor (2, 1); Recef tion Committee (2); Orchestra (3, 2). |i I f !■ I ' I ' !■ I ' I ' r t ' F I ' l ' ' f-|f(vr 186 3, March 14. Two hundred thou- sand men drafted for the Union Navy by an order of Con- gress (lArtliin ' Jerduuuid Afiders Weimar, Texas •■Tex " ■ ' Chick " ALTHOUGH we never knew there was such a place as Weimar on the map we have ceased to doubt it since Tex became a salty sailor. He used to tell us that by trade he was a banker. We rather suspect, however, that he missed his pastime of punching steers after coming to the Academy. But unfathomed as his former life may be, he has always looked forward every week for his one page, weekly newspaper to see how the old home town progresses without him. Tex really is something of a prodigy consider- ing him from some standpoints. Never do the Aca- demics seem to worry him. Indeed, it is unusual to find him studying, for he seems to have the idea that some one just misnamed study hours. Really they should be " caulking hours. " Yet he has had little trouble in securing good marks. Modestly he tells us that he is jtist lucky, but we know very well he has plenty of the old grey matter up where it belongs. He has never allowed himself to become a pes- simist. Early Youngster year he became a lover of Lady Fatima and he has remained true to her ever since. Just let him light a skag and park himself on his bunk and he is ready to put any one in a jovial mood. Due to his gregarious nature, Arthur can truth- fully boast of a host of friends. He is truly free- hearted and always ready to help a friend in need. ■ I Albert " Bujord Jitayfield Summer Shade, Kentucky Abie Fop Uizz THE fact that he attended Bureau Academy for two years is warranted by his inclination to warble soulfully, " Horse-shade, the dearest spot to me, " on any provocation. If he learned nothing there, he certainly did not destroy his ability to perform all things thoroughly and well. Academics are not by any means the least of his anxieties, be- cause seldom can it be said that he is not burning the midnight oil in an attempt to regain a haven to leeward of 2.5. But he is most consistent when it is most needed, that is, except in one lone in- stance when a slight miscalculation caused him to have to take onf more stroke than is considered par for the course. By nature he is calmly sentimental and his de- cisions are a result of much meditation. But once he sees his way clear, whether it be in affairs of the world or of the heart, he is not a man to be turned back by ordinary obstacles. He remains constantly true to two women, but since one of them is Nicotine, the other has nothing to fear. His most prominent trait is his delightful stolid- ity; he takes things as they come with a genuine complaisance. Three trees and the Awkward Squad cannot weaken his determination for an instant. Such qualities must certainly be rewarded with success. - 2= - Tm tJ. S. S. SEMMES— After Commander Raphael Semmes. In the Mexican War he was flag lieutenant of the com- mander of the Gulf Squadron, and later had charge of a shore battery at Vera Cruz. He later went into the interior of Mexico on a special mis- sion. (Destroyer No, 189) r ' TTtTTTTTT Uirrr: yri i t r t t t t t r t t r t t r t i t r t t t r M 284 ■ ,- ' 1 1 ' . • « " » - — n ■ ■ ■ W " r r f ■ -V ' r r r» i ti » i n n »l I 1863, May 5. U. S. gunboat squadron engaged the Albe- marle. The latter retreated up the Roanoke River IM Qhesley J arshall Hardiso?t Columbia, Tennessee " Fish-hook " WHEN everything seems to go wrong, and this existence assumes an aspect which is not particularly rosy, one needs only to be with Fish- hook for a while to forget the greater part of his troubles. For here we have combined and well proportioned those calming qualities which cause us to wonder why we were ever assailed with doubts of any kind. His faculty of taking things as they come without murmur or worry, when linked with a whimsically humorous nature, makes him a cheer- ing influence which is hard to equal. He proudly vaunts the fact that he is from the " Dimple of the Universe, " and his principal ac- complishment is an ability to maintain a cold indif- ference to any affair of the heart which might reach the stage of being called an entanglement. He has faithfully striven to live down his state ' s reputation for producing those whose fates are ever and anon being weighed in the academic balance, and the fact that he has succeeded is a rightful tribute to perseverance, basic thoroughness and a will strong enough to keep winning from a natural inclination to sleep. Although not impressing one as being unduly quiet, he has not a great deal to say concerning the more trivial subjects , but when he does express him- self, one may be sure it is something to which it is worth while to listen. John Walter Slayden Waverly, Tennessee " Savvyi " SAWY has a rare combination of qualities, any one of which would establish him in the esteem of his friends. He is one of the few people who are congenial under any circumstances, and this is due entirely to his cheerful and agreeable nature. No matter what one ' s mood, John never rubs the wrong way. He adapts himself to the situation, and none can remain downhearted in his company. Coupled with his other good qualities is plenty of common sense and a realization of the serious side of life. He takes things as they come, however, and his philosophical turn of mind always keeps him cheerful and confident of the future. His great weakness is mail, and he is always ready with a bet on the results of the next delivery, but he is a good loser and never complains when, as is usually the case, no envelope mars the beauty of his spotless blotter. John is never happier than when he is in love, — it matters not with whom. When he does come to a decision, however, the fortunate one can count on his devotion being as steadfast and de- pendable as his friendship has been. All in all, he is a kind and generous friend, an ideal roommate, and a man in whom trust and faith is not mis- placed. " What! No Mail? " Football: Class (1) Class Numerals (1). .- 2; T IT r r i; ir. S. S. SATTERLEE— After Captain Charles Satterlee. U. S. Coast Guard. He was in command of the Tampa when she was engaged in escorting a convoy of vessels in Bristol Channel, England, 1918. He was lost when his ship was sunk by an enemy torpedo. (Destroyer No. 190) Lacrosse: Class (2); Wrestling : Class (3, 2, 1) Class Manaqer (2, 1); Star (4, 2). . k. f , f, f, f, f, , . f, f, y, yv f , r r -r i T NT ' I ' I L L- ' ' ' ' t ' f ' r r ' n -n-r- 1864, June 19. V. S. S. Eearsage sank Confederate cruiser Alabama off the coast of Cherbourg, France ( erald Roland T)yso7i Alexaxdria, Louisiana " Frosty " " Dy " " Jerry " " Lionel Siront fort " OLD Louisiana lost a boy and the Navy gained a man! It is not one of Jerry ' s characteris- tics to talk much so he does a great deal of think- ing. This attribute has given him success in ath- letics, perseverance in any undertaking, and best of all — a friend in every man who knows him. If it came from the foundation builded at his Alma Mater, Montgomen ' High School, then ] Iontgom- ery can well be proud — just as Alexandria can claim pride in his birthplace. Frosty has made his years with us happily success- ful due to his harmonious combination of congeni- ality, benevolence, and love of hard work. The fact that he never forgets his ideals and is contented only when he has surmounted all obstacles and looks down from a lofty height upon those who strive yet fail to gain the threshold of perfection, has not con- strained his building of a character which means happier, even more successful years. Wrestling is Gerald ' s favorite sport, but to speak of this only necessitates a eulog) ' on his fine sports- manship and ability. Perhaps, to summarize, it might be said of him: " A man among men. " Howell Jesse T)yso J Alexandria, Lolisiana " Dy " DY ' S first insight into the Navy life was at Bobby ' s War College. Surviving that educa- tional atmosphere he entered the Administration Building one bright morning in early June. After signing the yards of dope there, he came out, and as he walked toward Bancroft Hall he said good- by to civilian life. Plebe year his worries started; if it wasn ' t Dago, it was Math, and of course Steam couldn ' t be neglected. It was a rough road that the Depart- ments made him travel, but in between " bonings ' " he found time to wrestle. It was this year that he made his first public appearance as a Navy wrestler and the many prophecies made then were fulfilled the following seasons that he wrestled. Plebe year was passed, but Youngster year held more and harder struggles, and though he made his mark in Dago, not so with Math . . . and there was Youngster year to do over again. The cruises found Dy at his best, and true to Navy tradition he had a girl in every port. He ahvavs says, " It is the onlv wav to understand them ' . " Second class year he won another block N in wrestling and was elected captain of the wrestling team. Dy says that the Navy is the place for him and we wish him a life in the service which will mirror his successful attainments at the Academy. i? : Lacrosse: Class (2, 1 ) ; IVrcstlinq: A Squad (S, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4) Navy Numerals (3. 2). r r r " ir-jTv U. S. S. WELBORN C. WOOD— After Cadet Welborn Cicero Wood, U. S. Navy. While engaged in operations against insurgent Filipinos, 1899, his vessel was attacked by a band of in- surgents. In the engagement which followed he was killed. (Destroyer No. 195) Track: Class Numerals (2); Wrest- ling: A Squad (4. .?, . ' . 1) Block N (3, 2) Captain (1) Kavv Numerals (4): Lucky Bag: Staff (2). jiiiij Ha I Sfcomi sttt Tie nars t rr«i. I ' -l: i;,: 286 n r ' f f r r r r f r r r T " Johfi Qhristian ' Fernet St. Louis, Missouri " Jawn " " John " " Sap " SIX-FEET-TWO, eyes of blue, and a big happy smile for everyone. In that you have John in a nut-shell (cocoanut). He left the influence of the Vii Mound City to live for some time in the moun- tains of New Mexico. It was there in a few short years that he outgrew his clothes and became an authority on burros, their haunts, and their habits. It was there, too, that he received his foundation as a linguist. With his command of Spanish and his trusty burro, he was a match for the most talented Greaser in New Mexico. His high school days were spent making himself the Academic envy of his classmates, editing the yearbook, and singing first tenor in the Glee Club. His age has been a considerable handicap, but year by year he is overcoming that difficulty. But by- gones are bygones, and the man he is today is the thing that counts. Academically he stands within the upper fifty of the class, and with little or no efifort. Plebe year he decided he could jump, and at his first opportunity proved to the Army that " the higher, the fewer " by adding a star to a block " N. " Second Class year brought a new high jump record set by none other than John. The " Old Fight " will place him on the top in years to come. IV, T ' David ryan Touiig St. Louis Missouri " Dave " " Dipsy " " Brigham " BORN and raised in the big city, Brigham ac- quired fame and an appointment four years ago, when he left St. Louis after a varied youthful (he ' s not so young) career; class president, drop- kicker, munitions worker during the war, ste- nographer, and a clever geologist as a " collich " boy. As far as his sheiking goes, far be it from Dave to be anything but a one-girl man, so he devotes much of his time to the sterner stuff. He ' s too light for football, and, besides, they couldn ' t put him all together again after his high school smash-ups, so he turned to soccer like a horse heads for home, much to Coach Taylor ' s joy. The veteran coach has made this year ' s captain one of the best soccer players he has ever produced. Comfortably savvy, never worried (unless the daily letter fails to appear), always sat, Dave has wandered through the Academy helping some here, and himself there, doing everything he starts out to do — and a lot that he doesn ' t set out to do. His football nose gives the lie to his Irish ancestry, but his curly locks make up for it. He ' s a good man for his size, and the Service will acquire a little over five and a half feet of manhood when Dave gets his stripe. " Say, How ' n ' ell d ' ya get this prob? " " Let ' s do the Dago. " Track: A Squad Block N (2) N (3) Navy Numerals (4); Basketball: A Squad (2, 1) Class (4) Navv Numerals (2); Gymkhana: Cast (4); Star (4); Cheer Leader (2. 1). - 2 f r- r U. S. S. HERNDON— After Com- mander William Lewis Herndon. When his ship, the Central America, was sinking, 1857, he remained on board to direct rescue work. His last order was to an approaching boat to keep out of danger. He went down . vrlth his ship. (Destroyer No. 198) Football: B Squad (4): Track: Class (4, 2) Class Numerals (4. 2); Soccer: A Squad (3. 2, 1) Block N (3. 1) Cap- tain (1) Class Numerals (4) Navy Numerals (2). y i L T,i r T T T T 7 T r T r r 1 1 T T T r T T T t T T r r T r x: ri r ' f f r ' f r ' r ' r ' v r r f tz s ( i; " f f r -n-r 1864, Oct. 7. U. S. S. Wachusett cap- tured C. S. cruiser Florida in the har- bor of Bahia, Bra- zil T iilip Harold Ross Arizona " Phil " " Whitey " " Ross " TRY singing " Rock-a-Bye-Baby " in Swedish and you will see those blue eyes twinkle. The words he sings are beyond translation, but the tune is that of the above-mentioned song. From this you can glean his descent. Having been born in Alaska, raised in Kansas, educated in Missouri and Annapolis, while claiming Arizona as a permanent home, presents a difficult problem determining to just what State he belongs. Spanish almost proved a downfall Plebe year and caused him to become a little discouraged. How- ever, on Youngster Cruise, he learned that " Bon soir ma chere, " and " Oue bonita muchacha, " were sufficient to " get him by " in Belgium, France, and Spain. Other subjects offered him little or no trouble. After Youngster Year he dared them to try to put him " unsat. " Strenuous athletics mean little in Phil ' s young life, although he did considerable to raise the stand- ards of the " Fighting Fifth " in basketball and soccer. His heaviest workouts come on Saturday nights at the hops. Each Sunday Second Class Year meant a cross-country hike to the vicinity of War- dour. Harold ' s only weakness is his uncanny passion for a model room. Everything must be spotless from ceiling to baseboard. But we can ' t hold that against him. He ' s just a good fellow through and through and will make the best officer ever. Louis Theodore i y fCalone Metamora Ohio " Molly " " Sound off. Mister! " " Midthipman Louith T. Malone, Metamora, Ohio, thir. " " Meta — what? " OUR " Wild Irish Rose, " a typical Harp, is in- deed proud of the Celtic origin. He has the " gift of gab " only dedicated to those who have kissed the Blarney stone. Molly is always jolly, optimistic, and ready for an argument, in which he never fails to take the leading role. Any topic from sex to politics will suffice. An exceptionally pleasing personality, good looks and experience make him very pleasant company. He can assume the attitude either of the young and innocent or of the old and cynical with such suc- cess that often people wonder, — . He is quite lib- eral in his views and looks to the future so as to have everything for big leaves. He liked Paris so well that he missed his train back, hence, — twelve hours over leave. We would liked to have met his fair lady if we could have gotten to our train in time. He never cared for " rates " and took every ad- vantage to " run " the upper classmen, especially at mess. Molly is lucky and well liked, as is the case with most of those having his carefree nature. A cigarette, a warm radiator, and dreams occupy his few leisure moments. r f r r r r r r ' f r U. S. S. DALLAS— After Captain Alexander J. Dallas, who fired the first shot of the War of 1812 in the en- gagement between the President and the Belvidere, 1812. He was com- mended for his good worlj in laying out the Pensacola Navy Yard, 1834. (Destroyer No. 199) iiiirtr TTTJ T.T TTTrZ X ' t 288 PI 8d?nund Kritest ( arcia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Eddie " EDDIE, our diminutive " Bluebeard, " is more than proud of his curly grey locks. Reg as an Army Junior should be, has never failed to carry the dignity of a little old man, but the rosy cheeks, flashing black eyes and boyish smile often make that dignity lose its meaning. Ordinarily quiet and unassuming, he has pre- vented many a party from going on the rocks of boredom by a timely inspiration of wit, so unex- pected yet so successful. Eddie is slightly subject to the effects of spring or of music, but the mood seldom continues, and the jolly carefree Eddie soon emerges, safe for another year. Subject also to the sound of voices, for each evening can be heard — " You guys pipe down. I gotta study. " It is his greatest ambition to appear hard and severe, but those who know him well soon recognize this as a mere desire to hide from the world in gen- eral his big-heartedness and goodfellowship, and his feelings are greatly hurt when he is found out. Raised in the Service, Eddie has the added advan- tage of the type of character that can adjust itself to the demands of the Service. t JVilliam ?jderso i T)eam Wichita, Kansas " Bill " BIG Blonde Bill strolled leisurely into this place one sultry June morning, hung up his hat, smiled, and decided to rest. Since then that same smile has made him numerous friends. One glance at that nose and you know what Bill does best. He will argue vith anybody, any place, anytime, about anything, but he is too amiable and " easy going " to win an argument and thus possibly lose a friendship. Worry does not enter the vocabulary which would describe his code of life. He is one of those for- tunates that never gave the academics a second thought nor the weekly " trees " a first glance. A combination of brains and common sense are mighty hard to beat. Theory and complexes are the bane of this boy ' s existence — theoretically he is a pure and out pessi- mist, but to those who know him just optimistic, " easy-going " Bill. A true friend and classmate — willing to share the better things of life and take more than his share of the " knocks. " His future life will be marked with success as has been his academy career — " personality and confi- dence makes men. " " Say, Bill, have you swept out your side of the room this week? " " Nope! Wait till I finish this cigarette. " -£:2= Jredrick Laure7ice Hetter Rock Island, Illinois -Fmi ' FRED ' S preparatory schooling was sponsored by the Rock Island High School, from which he was graduated at the age of sixteen. Despite his youth, he took part in athletics. He was a mem- ber of the football, basketball and track teams, be- sides belonging to the Declamation Club and gradu- ating in the upper half of his class. Augustana College next fed his desire for knowl- edge, but after a half year ' s work there he decided to see the world through a porthole. He received an appointment and entered the Academy the same year. His Plebe year was much the same as the rest, but, as we all are prone to do, he insists that it was worse. Nevertheless, he came through without any bruises and a world of material for the subject, " Now when I was a Plebe. " He was on the " B Squad " Plebe and Youngster years, but forsook the grid for the cinder path, where he did well in the broad jump. Academic work failed to bother Fred, he was alwa s around the top. No one enjoys a good time better than he. He was a Red like at the Academy, but the mail never failed him. His heart was struck often, but his re- cuperative ability was marvelous. His critical na- ture omits him from the dreamer class and estab- lishes him in the practical. With confidence in his own ability, his demand for results, and his able disposition, the Service will profit from efforts. Football: B Squail Class (1) Class Numerals (4, 3, 1): Track: A Saiiad 4, .?, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4): „7- - tinierals (3. 2); Basketball: Class (I): Orchestra (I). a Selden Qain Hooper San Francisco, California " Sunbeam " " Slivers " HA ' ING passed his younger days in California he was educated in San Francisco and at Hitchcock Military Academy, and prepared for the Naval Academv at Schadmann ' s in Vashington, D. C. Selden has presented many sides of a well- rounded character in his life at the Academy. He has given his services to many and varied activities and in each his presence has greatly assisted in the success of the mission undertaken. As a fencer he displayed his ability at the " sport of gentlemen. " He has demonstrated himself to be a seaman of no mean qualification. His faculty for organization and execution has been uncovered and brought to light in his track managership and his Masquerader work. However, the man we all remember is the tall, striking gentleman who swept us off our feet as the mysteriously, dramatic doctor in the Masque- raders of our second class year. Here he displayed the moods and character studies which are an essen- tial part of his individualistic nature. Pensive, and absolutely impervious to surrounding conditions at one moment, he is full of action at the next. De- cisive and positive in all his actions, he has always the courage of his convictions. A gentleman luider all conditions and a friend to be welcomed. God- speed ! Sc 290 Jack " Phillip ]iih ( jLirxwooD Springs, Colorado " Jack " " Coogan " ANOTHER western man — this time from Colorado. Jack was appointed from the third district and entered early in July, 1923. Before coming to the academy he attended Garfield County high school and Denver University. While in high school he excelled in athletics, playing football and basketball in addition to pole vaulting on the track team in the spring. Athletics were not his only accomplishment, however, for he was Student Body Secretary for one year and Class President for two years. Besides all of these activities, he was interested in dramatics, and, to climax an already successful prep school career, graduated in three years well up in his class. Following high school. Jack attended Denver L ., where he was a member of the basketball squad and became a Kappa Sig. His appointment came at this time, so he discontinued college life and came out to the Severn. While at the academy Jack has not indulged in athletics other than basketball, because he has been somewhat handicapped by his stature, while, on the other hand, he has never been a member of the compulsory athletic squads that have been so popu- lar with many of his classmates. Jack has that personality that is an asset in any organization and particularly so in the service. Besides that personal touch, his contagious good nature and affability have won him many friends, both in the Service and out. Stult-z Rickabaugh f ■-- ■■■ - ' 3 Altoox.4, Penxsylvani.4 " Eddy " " Surety " HE was graduated from Altoona High School at the age of sixteen. The following year he entered the Academy and was fitted with a pair of long trousers of which he was very proud. His jovial, unsophisticated nature met with im- mediate favor among the First Class. He fitted readily into the strenuous environment and had so developed at the end of his Second class year that he was known to buy a razor for his own use. Those were happy days. As he was taught the rules of military order and discipline so did he teach the ensuing Plebes the way to " promotion and pay. " It is also said that Eddy had more friends in the lower class than any other man in the Academy. His commands are obeyed be- cause of desire rather than because of authority. His popularity with classmates and other such as- sociates is due to his personality and reliability. However, these characteristics can not be vouched for as the reason why the many girl friends like their blond boy with the blue eyes. Four successful years were spent with the Ac Department without undue exertion. The fact that he was not awarded the " Magna con Sum Lauda " was not due to lack of ability. At the age of twenty-one he enters the Service with all the evident possibilities that man could desire. Basketball: Class (4. 1). - m r " r r- r r r ' r r -r- tr. S. S. ALDEN— After Rear Admiral James Alden. In the Mexican War he participated in the capture of Vera Cruz; in the Civil War he was ac- tively engaged in operations on the Mississippi River and at Mobile Bay ■with Farragut. (Destroyer No. 211) I r f f f ' r f r ' r ' f r f r -r -r r f f r I ' r r r f i ' r i- r i T 1867, June 13. Hart- 1 ford and Wyoming employ retaliative measures against the natives of Sa- moa ( eorge Hubbard Trotter, Jr. Butte, Montana Ltcorge BORN in Eniiis, Montana ; graduated from Butte High School. According to himself, that is his life ' s history. But in three years some things are bound to slip out. For example, we have learned that when about twelve years old he saved a boy from drowning, and that he graduated with honors from the High School. Being a Westerner, he has to be shown, but once he is converted to anything he is with it heart and soul. He doesn ' t mind letting one know just how he stands, either. Plebe year he met a girl. That was the luckiest day of his life, so he frequently says. Suffice it to say that Montana mountains, the wonderful ones that we hear about night and day, lost some of their attraction for him, for September leave found him in Annapolis, near the girl. Nature gave him the heart of a great athlete, but the whistle blew before the job was finished, for a lack of about two inches in height and twenty pounds in weight kept him off the Navy Crew. Perhaps George shows his likes and dislikes too plainly for some people, for he hates a hypocrite, but you may be sure that his all will belong to anyone who is lucky enough to be his friend. James Walter L,ucas Jr. MooRHEAD, Mississippi " Luke " LUKE was born and raised in Moorhead, Missis- sippi. After graduating from the Agricultural High School of Moorhead he entered Mississippi College. However, it had long been his ambition to enter the Naval Academy; so at the close of his first year at college he succeeded in obtaining the senatorial appointment and entered the Academy at the age of eighteen. Just prior to his entrance in the Academy, while attending the Citizens Military Training Camp at McClelland, Alabama, he won the feather-weight boxing championship. Since entering the Academy he has continued boxing as a member of the Navy squad. The worst feature in Luke ' s make-up is the chronic malady that makes a Southerner act with the same rapidity that he talks. But this very malady gives him one of his strongest character- istics, imperturbability. He is not the kind that would ever lose his head and, strangely enough, it usually requires some unusual stress of circumstance to make him fimction fast. Now let something kind in his favor be said. Luke is a true-blue friend and will do anything for one in the way of a favor. Great self-confidence coupled with courage of his convictions give him a combination which, if it does make him argumenta- tive and stubborn, also gives him determination and tenacity of purpose. Football: Class (1): Crew: A Squad (4, 3) Class (i, 2) Captain Class (3) Class Numerals (3); ll ' restlint Class (2). :: s r r r r r- r- r r r tr. S. S. BARKER— After Rear Ad- miral Albert S. Barker. He took part in the bombardment and passage of the fort! at New Orleans, 1862. During the Spanish-American War he commanded the Newark and participated in the Battle of Santiago, 1898. (Destroyer No. 2 3) 1 Boxing: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Class Num- erals (3) Naz ' v Numerals (2) ; Gymk- hana : Cast (4). rTTTTTITTTTTTTTT 292 r f f f r ' r r f f r r r 3 J8 ;; y V " ■ ' t » M f !■ f » | l I ' I ' I ' f 18 7 0, May 16-U June. United States squadron, Rear Ad- miral Rodgers, at- tacked the Korean forts fH JValter Heiiry zAlhach Omaha, Nebraska •Walt ' • ' Pete RESERVED, dignified, ambitious, pleasant, and polite; that is Walt. He hails from Omaha, where many of our star men come from, and he is living up to the " Cornhuskers " reputa- tion. If you want to know anything about Omaha just ask him. He will tell you about that beautiful city with seventeen railroads, wide streets and even a department store. In case you ever go through this city don ' t neglect to stop for a day and see its wonders. Ever since Walt was a small boy his sole ambi- tion was to become an officer. He had contem- plated entering West Point but after careful in- vestigation of the two Service schools he decided that the Naval Academy was the better. His judg- ment in this matter, like all others, seems to have been very good to him and we are certainly glad to have had him with us as one of our best friends. He is not easily affected by the girls, although some have been known to win his attentions. His pleasant smile, rosy cheeks and winning ways are the cause of admiration by the fair sex. Excluding movies and playing his banjo, Walt ' s favorite pastime is helping less fortunate Middies to pull sat. " I am not dragging tonight, but I guess I will go over to the hop and give the girls a treat. " Lester Wilson Qarpenter Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania " Les " " Carp " LES came to the Academy and to his surprise he found that he was in a clear atmosphere. He was used to the stack-fogs of Pittsburgh and on entering the Academy he had some trouble in pass- ing the eye test. Les was at home on the cruise during the fog just outside of Brest. " What, no letter to-day? I wrote her fully a week ago and the fact that I sent her two of my pic- tures makes it go hard. " After leave one saw a real picture gallery on the back of his locker door. In a short time, how- ever, there was but one picture left. This pic- ture was none other than a girl that he had never met. Les is a great artist and loves " Steam. " One year he figured that he had just passed with a 2.4975, but it turned out to be a 2.75. That ' s the time the slip stick slipped, — too much oil. If exercise makes one healthy, Les would no doubt win the prize at the World ' s Fair, or else he would be sought the world over as a model for young Raphaels in the making. Les is an accom- plished person at composing " sweet epistles " and " missives, " and fully 25 per cent of his time is occupied in doing this. For this tedious work he is rewarded by the art of beautifully handling the English language and by the consolation that he is doing his part in keeping L ncle Sam out of debt. G mkha)ta : Cast (4. 3): Mandolin Club (I): Ja:z Band (2. 1) ; Star (4. S, 2, 1); Second Class Show. -i S 37 TJ. S. S. JOHN D. EDWARDS— After Lieutenant John D. Edwards. He was attached to the Shaw when she was cruising in British waters, 1918. He was killed in the accidental collision which took place between his ship and the British troopship Aquitania (De- stroyer Ho. 216) J — ■ Track: A Squad (4, 3, 2) Na2 ' y Num erals (4): Wrestling : A Sauad (2, 1) Cross Couulrx: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Orchestra (4): Glee Club (2, 1) Choir (4, 3. 2, 1). 5 293 r ' f r ' f r f f f f r w r r g gs 1870, June 17. Six boats of the U. S. S. Mohican ca tured and destroyed pirate ship, Tea- capan River, Mex. |i 1 r f i r f M r« ?■ i ' y f r IflIIii ;;j Osctir urch Padlcah, Kextlckv ••Bill " He ■ AN exponent of high societ} ' . Jtlow we him! Mav we ask the cause of this? envv The answer is piobabh ' concerned with the mail which blesses Hill dail . Hut why should he rate so much along these lines? In his locker there is hardly room of anything but stationery; on his locker door there is sufficient display to hold long the interest of the passer-by. They ' re all signed, too, and are thus made genuine, so we must be convinced. Hut we ha e been tolil that quality and not quantity is of the greatest importance. Yes, that is very true, and William agrees with us. This is not, therefore, contradictory to his taste. He was once tempted to submit a request that hop cards contain more num- bers representing intervals of less magnitude than before. This would easily solve his gigantic prob- lem of how to grant the requests of various appli- cants to share his results of good taste and careful selection. Yes, he learned fast according to ancient reports from his old stamping-grounds. Perhaps the Navy was the cause, but it must have energized far more than usual in his case. Is he sophisti- cated ? Not apparently. Perhaps he may be, but we do not know it, and that is what counts. Well, then, he must be a good actor, and that is very true. It takes time to accomplish anything worth while. In this case, there is no exception; so other things ma ' suffer. Perhaps they do, but there is no danger, for Villiam is wide-awake with keen eyes. CI ill carry his share of the res|innsibilit . k IT :; Uill . 1 1 Ross Jay Rathhun Jamestown, New )RK ' •Bunr ••Chick " ••Ratir ICK hails from New ' ork and if you don ' t believe it, just get him to say it once. The fact that he originally came from California may account for that big-hearted, carefree attitude or maybe it could be attributed to his Spanish ancestry. He graduated from Jamestown High School and went from there to Carnegie Tech. Evidently he had a year in college for at the end of the year he was notified that he hadn ' t qmte come up to the standard in Mathematics. Upon this notification he decided to try the Navy and so here he is. From his standing and marks here we can ' t see why he should have ever had trouble any place, but he must have been collegiate. His personality won him a place on the reception committee and his love for training table chow kept him there. Being a non-conformist the extra duty squad has been his greatest curse. He can ' t decide between the Navy, the Marine Corps or a life as manager of the world ' s greatest string of hotels. Whichever he does we know he will be a success ; but we hate to lose him from the Service for we know he is the type of man who - Receipt ion Cvmmittcc (S, 2, 1) ; Cross Coutitrv: Class (2. 1) Class Xumcrals Jra?icis -JhCarioii Mc ' iAlister Blue Mountain, Mississippi •■Mar AFTER defying the doctors of three states to agree on his infirmities, Mac was admitted to the Naval Academy. Vith the exception of the sub and weak squads he ceased to worry about his physique and turned his attention to academics. Now, thanks to class and company athletics, even the best of Medicos hold no terror for him. He is an easy sort of chap with a cheery word for all his friends, and a never-ceasing line of chat- ter. Tien ready to make a big liberty one has but to go with Mac and be assured of a pleasant afternoon. AVhen there is a Math prob to be worked call on him and watch him work it. In regard to the ladies, while on shore he is as shy as any young swain could be, but once at sea the order changes. He forgets the girl back home and tries out all the tricks of angling for feminine hearts, — they always seem to take the bait. His motto is work hard and play hard, which is a wonderful motto, but if he would spend a little more time emphasizing the first part with a little less on the second there is a possibility that he would like the Navy better and the Marine Corps less. As it is, I fear that the Navy is going to lose one that it should keep. t hinies zyilexaiider rlchard BoGATAj Texas " Bogaia " " Jnp " " Prich " B OGATA had a rough time Plebe year, and it almost looked as if he would be numbered among Ex-27, due to the fact that he spent a large part of the year in the hospital. Since then, how- ever, he has stood in the upper half of the class and is still able to make his pilgrimages to Sick Bay for a day or two of rest. His social ambitions have been confined strictly to leave, but we can ' t see why that curly hair and brown eyes shouldn ' t cause feminine hearts to flut- ter. Those scented missives he receives so often tell their own tales. He has made sub- and weak-squads with the best of them and tried his water polo with the worst, but a Cosmo and a Chesterfield have an irresist- ible appeal to him. As Office Manager of the Lucky Bag he was unexcelled, and though they messed his books something terrible he managed to turn out statements that passed. He came to us from Marion Institute. Sure he knows his Military Science and general orders too. He may be short and heavy-set, but unless you want a fighting Dutchman on vour hands don ' t ever say " Fat. " He loves to take clocks apart and see what makes the wheels go ' round, so if he is near you may feel sure that the ice will come up all right and that they won ' t be cutting off the water because the con- densers don ' t condense. U. S. S. PARROTT— After Lieutenant George Fountain Parrott, Jr. He died in the performance of duty when his ship, the Shaw, was rammed by the British troopship Aquitania while cruising in British waters, 1918. (De- stroyer No. 218) Water Polo: Class (2, 1) ; Lucky Bag Staff (S, 2, 1); Christmas Card Com- mittee (3, 2, 1). M I r r ' T ' t ' r ' r ' r t ' r r r r r r FRED entered the Academy with the East Orange manner, and a year in the wild and woolly West to his credit. He made a flying start Plebe year, starring with a vengeance, then looking for more worlds to conquer. Youngster Cruise was quite a success from the standpoint of good times in port and in Paris. It gave this born con- noisseur a much wider range for comparisons, be it wine, women, or cigarettes. For he smiles ; and is a villain still. Youngster Year, after a September Leave that was all that it should have been, developed the stri- dent call for dessert that we are so accustomed to. The violent clamorings of the inner man must be satisfied and Fred aims to see it done. Extra duty coincided disgustingly with his dragging, but he dragged just the same. Lessons have had no part in his worries. He couldn ' t come out of the first sections if he tried. But bridge is another matter and must be taken more seriously. After escaping the clutches of the sub and gym squads he became an unhappy con- script to the ranks of those called awkward, be- trayed by a sea-going angle to his cap. Fred ' s acquaintances become his frie nds and we know that he will be a good officer. May the best of luck be his wherever he may be. a BOB was educated in Mitchell, South Dakota and Chicago. Having obtained a Senatorial appointment and satisfied the necessary qualifications he entered the Academy the fifteenth of August, 1923. Early Plebe year. Soccer claimed his attention, and he has worked consistently ever since. Although never playing on the Navy team he has been a mem- ber of the squad and helped our class teams to suc- cess. Track also proved alluring and the quarter mile was his choice. Making the squad was easy for him. Being versatile, he satisfied a long ambition by taking up Log work, becoming a member of the Business Staff. His willingness to work obtained for him the coveted position of Business Manager and he piloted the Log in its financial conditions during his last year here. Business man, scholar, athlete, what more could one ask? And yet he means more to us than that. His pleasing personality has won for him a host of friends. No one can ever say that they asked Bob to help them in anything and that he refused. As a gentleman and friend he has the respect of all. With his conscientious and level head he is bound to make a successful officer. Luck to you, old man! Crew: Class (4): Kific: Class (4): Glee Club (3): Star (4): Luck Bag (1). ' T T T T T I TTTt T t t T ff r I I r f r r r r r r r i IT. S. S. EDSALL— After Seaman N. E. Edsall, who was mortally wounded while assisting a wounded officer to a place of safety, " showing a spirit of bravery and self-sacrifice in keeping with the standard of the Navy. ' (De- stroyer No. 219) Track : A Squad (2) Navy Numerals (2): Lacrosse: Class (4) Class Num- erals (4 ) ; Soccer : B Squad (S, 2) Class Numerals (4, 3, 2); Loo Staff (4, 3, 2) Business Manager (1). , .. .M ' -iiA 296 T Pr r. f ' f 1 ' r r r r r n -r 3 T! « r p i I tn T " ™ ' T 1879-1881. The Jean- ette expedition to the Arctic, Com- mander De Long. | Seventeen lives i were lost ' Da?tiel J. Wientrauh Fort Thomas, " Dan " Kentucky " D. }. " ALTHOUGH he hails from the state of pretty horses and fast women (I beg your pardon, Mr. Governor), he does not seem to be upholding either end of the proverb. Rather, he seems to en- joy punching a bag or ringing a gong for his less pugnaciously inclined classmates. An optimist through and through. When the Youngsters lined up to honor him in his advent into the shower about 1.00 A. M. most any night during the spring of Plebe ' ear, he was always very care- ful to salute them. Upon being questioned as to the cause of the salute there was always the ready reply: " I thought you were my side-boys, sir. " The thrills and chills of Plebe Year did not mar his ability to talk. Even a summer among those to whom he could not talk English failed to dampen his style, for he came back Youngster Year and talked as much or more, in ranks and out of ranks. Then he stood two in Executive just to show us he could get away with it. Better ask him about that. If he talks too much, he isn ' t hard to listen to, and he is cheerful by nature. A true classmate from beginning to end. A Squad (S, 1} Class Numerals (S); Stat e Ganq (4). .- 2 S Dayton, Ohio " Mate " ••p RUTUS says that Caesar was ambitious — " JLJ By ambition John was driven from Dayton to various parts of these United States, making in his inimitably suave manner influential friends at every stop. " Where there is a will " . This was his motto and so perfectly did this bit of epigrammatical truth coincide with Mate ' s " go and get it " qualities that we found him in front of the Administration building clamoring for a place in " that innumer- able caravan " which leads from rear rank to Rear Admiral. His shrewd speech and shrewd arguments lay useless Plebe year — except for debates on various and sundry subjects with the First Class. Youngster year his natural talents caused him to take charge of company sports, managing those in which he was unable to participate. On Second Class cruise he discovered a new hobby, Navigation, and Mate safely conducted the Utah to Seattle and back, finding time in his spare moments to improve the communications depart- ment. Company sports were not big enough, so in addi- tion he tackled varsity bowling during his Second Class year and became one of the player-managers made famous by baseball. His driving ambition and " go-getter " spirit should some day make him an Admiral and we are sure he will never run his ship on the rocks. n U. S. S. MACLEISH— After Lieutenant Kenneth MacLeish, U. S. Naval Re- serve Force. While on aviation duty in France, 1918, his squadron was at- tacked by a large number of the enemy. His plane was shot down and he was Instantly killed. (Destroyer No. 220) , 1 TtTTTTtfrTTTTTTTrTT I TTT TTTT TTr M l ' ' Bou ' liiui: Class (2) Manatier (1) Class Nai Star (2). 9==? 297 I f, J, f, J, f, J, |. y fi p y. p r JLA S 1880, March 3. U. S. S. Constellation leit New York with food cargo for famine sufferers in Ireland Hiirohl Tctcr Richiinh Des Moixes, Iowa " Pete " " Rich " " T T EY, Pete, you had better bear a hand, only XJ. five minutes to go. " " Oh, that ' s all right, lots of time. " But he generally gets to his destination in time and especially never fails to be around when the food shows up. When he left Des Moines, Harold ' s mother was not certain that he would be capable of taking care of himself. Ask anyone at his table if he gets thin or ever comes out on the bottom of a rough and tumble exploit. Good marks were not so easy for Pete to ac- quire during the first two years but it is almost a habit with him to stand well up in the class now and he is still improving. Keep it up, Pete. In addition to being a mainstay of the class football team, Pete is a wrestling protege for all weights over 15S-pounds. And as a sea lawyer he is not far from excellent. Just try to best him in an argument xiien he is standing by his own convic- tions. The next time you see him ask him, " Don ' t you think she is nice? " , and he will immediately think that you know his girl. Common sense and practical ideas backed by a ready grin constitute his worldly wealth. When the clouds are d.irk And life looks blue, — Go to Pete — He ' ll give you a song and a cheer to make the sun come through. t ,v ' i ' I ' l ' t ' I ' !■ f !■ r r f rr B ' Emmett foh i Sullivcui Denver. Colorado " Sully " " Irish " i EHOLD the son of Ireland via Denver, Colo- rado. Yes, he is Irish and proud of it. Sul- livan was one of the boys, before starting out on his search of naval knowledge, having attended the University of Colorado for two years. However, the law game seemed too tame for him and July, 1923 found him on the Severn. In his farewell address Admiral Wilson spoke of the Regiment of Midshipmen as composed of three types of men, namely, those who advance, those who stand still, and those who fall behind. Sullivan easily belongs in the class of men who advance. He has an understanding of human nature and an ap- preciation for his fellow-men which will always carry him through in and out of the Service. His ability is not limited to the academic field, but extends to boxing and baseball as we are well aware. It is said that the Irish make perfect lovers and poor husbands. Emmett is not a 4.0 lover but he bats around a 3.95. As to husband, time and fate will tell. When the class of ' 27 spreads o er the seven seas the fleet will add another student, athlete, officer, and gentleman to its ranks in the person of E. J. Sullivan. Foothiill; Cttiss (S, 2, 1} Clas. h ' uincr- Ills (2. I); Track: Claxx (f) : IVrcstlinij : A-Sqund (S, 1) r «T,v Numerals (3). -- 2 S r r r I ' r r r r r r; i r. S. S. SIMPSON— After Rear Ad- miral Edward Simpson. He com- manded the monitor Passaic in at- tacks on Forts Wagner, Sumter, and Moultrie during the Civil War. He was fleet captain of the West Gull Blockading Squadron and fought at Mobile, 1865. (Destroyer No. 221) Baseball: A-Sqtiad (4. . ' , 2) Navy Nitmcrnis (4, 3, 2) ; Boxiiu : A-Sqtta4 (4. S) Xavv Numerals ' (4): Hot Committee: (1): Pc trnnnittce: (2. I). r r r ' r r r r r r-r r fM ' r i T 1881. U. S. S. Ga- lena rendered re- lief work when earthquake devas- t a t e d the little Island of Chios Robert Kcjuicth r(nvii Columbus, Ohio ■■Dic.ron " -R. A ' . " •■B„h " THE town of Howling Ciieen in the northern part of Ohio, the birthplace of Deacon, was the scene of the happy youthful days and the many boyhood experiences, which only such a setting could furnish to the environment for the building of a character such as his. He was not the only child, and this probably accounts for his generosity and consideration for others, qualities by which we all were won to him during our four years on the Sev- ern together, and which will place him high in the thoughts of those under him in later life. During Plebe year, the instructive, and seemingly foolish, pranks of the upperclassmen ingrained in Bob a hardened contempt for authority. Youngster year found Deacon working faithfully to keep oft the unsatisfactory list in the Mathematics Depart- ment, but at the end of the year, his ever hearty smile bespoke the fact that he had weathered the Academic seas successfully. Second Class year. Bob took a decided jump in the academics and ap- plied himself so thoroughly that he was able to spend his spare time practicing for crew which he kept after so persistently that he won a well-deserved berth on the one hundred and fifty-pound crew in the spring. His sincerity and straightforwardness have not only won Bob a group of proud friends, but his squareness and frankness will add to the number. I T ' aiil Hubert Ramsey Columbus, Ohio " SheW THE early days of Sheik ' s life were spent in Springfield, Ohio, where he was born and raised, and it was not until nineteen hundred twenty- one that Cohmibus claimed him from Springfield. He was graduated from the Columbus High School in nineteen hundred twenty-two and then he took up an Arts-Law course at Ohio State University. The Naval Academy and the Navy with its fas- cinating life proved too strong an attraction for Sheik and in the spring of nineteen hundred twenty- three he took the competiti e examination and soon after was appointed by the Honorable John C. Speaks of Ohio. After four years we look back over his record and find that he was a star man the first three years, a connoisseur of lacrosse and wrestling, and a member of the reception committee, a record any of us could be proud of. His one great weakness, however, is food-eating, being one of the things that he likes best. He never seems to fill up, yet he just won ' t grow fat. If you are hungry, drop around and see Sheik, for there is usually chow where he is to be found. Sheik may have his few faults, but we who know him can say that he possesses a most charming per- sonality, — a way of winning all whom he encoun- ters. A truer, more thoughtful, and better friend one could not wish for. Crev.-: A-S,fuad 15n fo ' oul (2) Class (i, 2) Class .Xumcruls (S) Xaz ' v Numerals (2); Track: Class (4. ,•!;,■ Bixilli : Class (S, 2). - J. J. I-, t f r r T -j v. S. S. BULMER— After Captain Roscoe C. Bulmer, who was com- mended by Congress for heroic con- duct and exceptional seamanship ability for his action in bringing the Pelican safely into port after she had been struck by a mine in British waters, 1919. (Destroyer No. 222) Creiv: Class (2. 1) ; Il ' rcstlina: Class (S, 2, 1): Lacrosse: Class (4, .?, 2 D.- Cross Country: Class (!) Class Numer- als (I); Christmas Card Committee : (2, 1) Gymkhana: Cast (4); Star (4, 3, 2); Pep Committee: (2). SIX feet two in his stocking feet and right out of the hills of Western Maryland " — that was Plebe year. Luc is a wee bit over six feet, and his other dimensions are proportional. An easy Southern drawl, a thatch of curly hair, and a frank, boyish smile are probably his outstanding exterior characteristics. Those on the inside are many and golden, with an amiable, easy-going nature touched with a bit of bashfulness heading the list. Luc is not at the head of his class, and he is a long way from its foot. He strikes a happy medium in which he stays well above the danger line with- out having to work too hard. A practical seaman throughout, the theoretical side bothers him not a whit. Plebe summer Lucy picked crew as his sport. He has stuck to it all the way through and has reached the top despite a slight inclination toward laziness and many long hours trying to pass swimming tests. Most of his social activities are confined to the gang. There have been a few drags and number- less other opportunities, but he still contends that " a good ole stag party is best. " Luc just can ' t help being a big success in the service — he ' s that type. " Let ' s get a Freshman. " % t Henry Robert ' Dozier Omaha, Nebraska " Hank " " Doz " HANK ' S first appearance is very striking. You see a neat, well-groomed young man, medium in height and broad of shoulders. He came to the Academy after a high school course and one year of college work at Creighton University in Nebraska. His previous military training won him a place as adjutant in our Plebe Summer organiza- tion. He is very athletic, a devotee of football, basketball and lacrosse, but an injury has held him up in this line of activity. No, don ' t give up hope yet, ladies. He was a con- firmed woman-hater during his first two years, but after trying unsuccessfully several times, his luck changed and since then he has been quite a ladies ' man. Paris and London helped to bring about this change for the worse. Hank is inclined to be brilliant in his studies but doesn ' t allow them to interfere with his education. A trace of Southern blood causes him to lay aside his books when there is something more interesting on the program. His easy-going pleasant manner has won him numerous friends both in and out of the service. A touch of Satan often causes him to get in trouble, but being a politician, he manages to smooth things over and come out on the top. To sum him up. Hank is a real man, good-natured, strong, both physically and mentally, and above all a good roommate which covers a multitude of sins. Crew: A-Squad (f, 2. I) Block N (2) Class (4) Navy Nuinrrnls (4). r ' ' ]r,r r 1 " V " ri T TTTTTIT1TIT rT-l T T T T » r T ff JiU V. S. S. Mccormick— After Lieu- tenant (jg) Alexander A. McCormick. U. S. Naval Reserve Force, who died in France from -wounds received in aerial combat, 1918, whi ' e serving with a British squadron. He was post- humously awarded the Navy Cross. (Destroyer No. 223) I Football: A-Squaii (4. 3) B-Squad (1) i ' lnss Numerals (4); Lacrosse: A-Squad (4) Nnvv Numerals (4): Basketball: A-Squad (4. 3) B-Squad (1) Navy Numerals (4). -x lilfrrTTTT TTTTTTfTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT ' l j=it 300 iAr7iold Wilfred McKech?tie Virginia, Minnesota Doc Arnte IT was very hard for Doc to decide whether or not he was willing to give up a picturesque life in Northern Minnesota for one in the Navy. He was, however, willing to try, and was among the first to arrive in Annapolis. Consequently he has traveled the entire length of this straight and nar- row road ; but always taking things as they came, never airing his troubles, never grouchy, and always smiling and happy. He has an enviable disposition and patience is one of his greatest virtues. Many are his friends, for he knows how to be a friend. His literary tastes sometimes caused him to slight the academics, but when necessity demanded he al- ways rose to the occasion and came through with much so-called velvet. It is true that he is in love — with whom — we do not know, for it has been said that Doc is rather versatile with the ladies. But in the Springtime, contrary to custom, his mind diverts from the women and every thought is concentrated on the cinder path, where he is to be found every afternoon. In all. Doc is the kind of a man you are proud to know as a friend, and is the kind of a man who is bound to succeed in whatever he may undertake to do. Harry Haywood zy fCcIllhe?i?iy Washington, North Carolina " Kayo " " Mac " ABOVE you see the boy who by some is called " Kayo " and by others " Mac. " His smallness of stature won him the first monicker and some trouble with the authorities at the annual physical exams because he didn ' t seem to grow any as the years went by. However, when attired a la pro- verbial fig leaf, he stands forth as a miniature Her- cules. Every winter, if the academics were kind and left him free to indulge, found Mac over in the wrestling loft working out with the squad. His high school years were spent in his own home town, but before entering the Academy he prepped at Marion Institute. Mac spent his second class cruise on the Neiv York where he not only had the run of the galley with all the attendant culinary advantages but in- cidentally came into the limelight by saving an en- listed man from drowning. Although he does not drag often, Mac is present at most of the hops where his likeable manner has made him numerous friends, all of whom describe him with the one word " cute. " What ' s more, he is! Mac ' s most likeable characteristic is his ability to make friends and not antagonize them afterwards. He will do anything for a person in need of help, is serious and industrious, and is a welcome member of any jovial gathering. Track: A-Squa ' i (3 2, 1) Class Numer- als (4); Stvimininrj : A-Squad (4). .- : S !m ITT U. S. S. STEWART— After Rear Ad- miral Charles Stewart, who was com- manding officer of the Constitution, 1813-15. By special act of Congress, he was commissioned senior flag officer of the Navy. He received the soubriquet of " Old Ironsides. " (Destroyer No. 224) IVre. ' tling: AS quad (S. 2, 1) Navy Numerals (4). 7J . Jttl TT I T T T t t T t T T T T Tt r T T T I T TTT T T r-y 301 ' I 5 ' r f r LJLL JjJL ' f ' f f r f r- r 1884, July 22. Lieut. Greely and six of his exploring party rescued by the U. S. S. Thetis and Bear Heath oxTiAC. Illinois " Rahh ' it " " Eros " " Bohhy " GEORGE HEATH was born in Pontiac, Illi- nois on January 2, 1904. He received instruc- tion in the public schools there for eleven and one- half years. In 1923 he was appointed to the Naval Academy. George has never been much of an athlete, nor has he taken much interest in activities, yet should be given a great deal of credit for his interest in the gaining of knowledge. He is a good stvident and does not consider the thorough knowledge of the pre- scribed text books as adequate, but goes much farther by reading many books, books of all kinds. Nor does he stop here. Much of his knowledge is gained from observation of the life about him and from ex- perience. George says that he has never done anything of note and is proud of the fact. Be that as it may, we can not help but think that the future will show that this period of apparent dislike for action has really been the time of preparation to do big things later in life. Apparently Eros has shown but little interest in girls while at the Academy, yet, from people who know him well, we find that he lives up to his nickname very well. There is no place like Chicago for George. That is his first thought when leave time comes around. Don ' t try to tell him about another city. " That ' s nothing! Why, in Chicago — • — . " B " Sparc Parts ' ORN in Kobe, Japan, June 24, 1905, of which date there is no more to be said. He spent his childhood in the Land of the Rising Sun, receiv- ing education and indulging in the sophisticated but instructive sport of volcano climbing. The peri- lous ascents of Mt. Asama and the sacred Fujiyama are his two nearest approaches to Heaven. At the age of five he indulged in a tour of the world in something more than the widely known eighty days, returning to the Flowery Kingdom at the end of the journey. Five years later he emigrated to the United States, much to the consternation of the custom officials. Having successfully smuggled himself past these men without paying duty, he settled in Fayette, Missouri. His patient high school instructors had a struggle trying to instil learning in his groping mind but, in spite of their efforts, he graduated. One day he was asked if he would like an appointment to Uncle Sam ' s Mili- tary Academy at West Point, New ' ork. He said that he ' d think it over. The next day he discov- ered that, as usual, the man offering the appointment had mistaken the school and that Bancroft Hall would be his future home if he accepted. He did. Thus was the class of 1927 increased by the amount of one. !,! ' L ' ' r ' f f r ' F ' f ' f f r I ' -r-r ' JACK was born and raised a true Texan, blessed with big feet and a love for plenty of room. His early program called for only as much school as necessary and as much time as possible spent in hunting and fishing on the plains and rivers around Gatesville. During these years he acquired a love for out of doors, one of the best collections of Indian relics in the State, and a pair of legs that are longer than any man was intended to have. After Gatesville High School and a year at Te. as A. and j I. were successfully passed. Jack forsook Texas for the Navy. Beginning with his first day as a candidate he has enjoyed an ever-increasing circle of friends. Jack has always contended that there is more to be learned out of books than from them, and he knows qvu ' te a lot that the Academic Board is not responsible for. There was a time when he preferred a ' coon hunt to a tea fight, or a fishing trip to a dance, but three cruises and several leaves have put his desire for solitude somewhat in the background. Jack is happiest while roaming around and we are willing to wager that before his career is ended he will have served in every foreign station he can get to — and will have given his best to the Service. ( arroll Jlint fohnso?! Wichita Falls, Te.xas " Red " " Cherry " ED " hails from the high and dry plains of Texas, and has all the good qualities that a mother would expect of a son, with but one exception — he is red headed! Yes sir! He has a red spot for every day in the year — 365. What? How about leap-year? " Red, take off your hat. " Red also has nice sized ears. Well, he ought to have, since he gives them plenty of exercise whenever he is studying. He will twist them off one of these days. Red believes in being true (if possible for a Midshipman) to only one girl at a time. " Say, ' Red ' , how about helping me out this afternoon? 1 have two girls coming — " " Excuse me. I have an important engagement. " Cherry has a heart in him as big as he is, and he is always willing to help you, even if it is to help you win a quarter back in a game of " penny ante. " His famous pastime is sleeping. It is now getting to be a habit which he gives in to every night about nine o ' clock. " Say, but I am sleepy. This skin- ney won ' t register at all. " Riftc Class (4, 3). iilii - U. S. S. PEARY-After Rear Admiral Robert Edwin Peary, discoverer of the North Pole. After seven previous at- tempts, he finally reached the Pole in 1909. As a reward for his achieve- ment he was promoted and received the thanks of Congress. (Destroyer No. 226) I I t t T » T T f T r t r-T-m Footbnil: Chss (2. 1) Caftain (1) Class Nuiucrals (2, 1): Lacrosse: A- Squad (2, 1) ; Basketball: A-Squad (3, 2,1) N-star (1) Navy Numerals (3, 2). T 303 I r f r ' r Mr f ■ i i ' r r r ' r r r r f« f rw f f T ' t ' t t ' t ' r 1889, March 15-25. Hurricane at Apia, Samoa. Loss of the U. S. S. Trenton, Vandalia and Nip- sic JrederkJi Qharles y)(Carggraff Jr. s Waterbury, Connecticut " Chub " " Tiny " " ' IT JOW! They are at it again. How can a VV man bone with all that noise up in our corridor? " " You are wrong. " " I will bet you any- thing you are wrong. " " No, I am not arguing with you. I am just telling you something. " We will admit " Chub " is a great orator, and also that he is never wrong and he will back up his state- ment with cold cash, too. Our boy did not come into prominence until Youngster year. Just a mere four-striper on the regimental staff. That ' s all he rated when the plebes and youngsters returned from the Army- Navy game. Many wondered how he rated so much. No, he is not greasy, but it soon became evident that it was just his winning way. As he says, " I am the best man they got. " Every one did believe it, though, especially when he was found to be on the company wrestling team. Joe Simple was nearly a buddy of his and truth is that he had the big grease. The best sport according to his opinion is foot- ball, and each night he is seen plugging away at the game. He is a man of no mean ability cither and plays most all positions well. He won fame as a tackle, but now his hopes are to be an All- American half. Raiidolph ' burton Boyer Audubon, Minnesota " The Kid " " Rannie " BEHOLD ! It is our athlete, and the peer of vamps. Beware, young ladies, for he has the old Navy line. His motto is, " A girl in every port and three at home. " " The Kid " from the first time he arrived at Annapolis, has always gone out for the toast. As a soccer player, he is hard to beat, — and such a slender fellow 1 But is he hard ? Ask any Penn State man who played against him his Youngster year. He is also one of " Spike ' s " fearless battlers; and he hurdles on the track team. " Rannie " is mighty consistent in the academics. Although never starring, he always has plenty to spare. " My, I am likely to go unsat in Calc. " He has a tremendous attraction to everyone. He is forever helping his roommates. You should hear those two argue. There is nothing they do not talk about, and many Baltimoreans are said to have ob- tained pointers on Darwin ' s theory or the like from their low conversations. " Rannie " has those underlying qualities that show the true hard-fighting type, and we know he will go forth to conquer new worlds. A true friend to all, never moody, never cross, we all like him and find him a true classmate and companion. S U. S. S. PILLSBURY— After Rear Admiral John E. Pillsbury, who, be- sides being of note as a fighting man, was known perhaps best as one of the world ' s foremost geographers. His writings on the Gulf Stream are the most authoritative in existence. (De- stroyer No. 227) j rzr Track: A-Squad (3, 2, 1) NaTv Numerals (4, 3, 2) ; Squad (S. 2. 1) Block N (1 Naz ' v Numerals (4, 3, 2) ; Squad (3. 2) Clasj (4) Na- (2). Class (4) Soccer: A ' ) Class (4) Boxing: A- V Numerals -xgl 304 THE CAPTAIN 305 Jrafik He?try JVickhorst Oak Park, Illinois •■JVick " AHUGE bulk looming in the doorway with a cheer) ' " Ketchum, any mail today, " is our first notice of his presence. He is noticeable at first for his bulk modulus, but that diminishes in propor- tion to our acquaintance with him, and he is now a full-fledged personality. Quiet is extremely notice- able when he is studying and no one can then dis- turb him. One of those who have been so unfortunate as to have attended a university is our friend " Wick. " Originally he began as a business man, but the Navy appealed to him and we have him with us as our little friend. Studies were always difficult. He had a good deal of velvet in one subject — caulking. The rest did not matter, although he did manage to pull through each year with a two or four hundredths amount available on his grades. A gold bricker there was! No, we can not call him that, though, from point of service, he did rate the skippership of the excused squad. That may have kept him from dragging, but we doubt it. He often spoke of " my girl, " but never condescended to grace us with her presence. " Oh Wick, " or " Hey Wick " coupled with a few remarks about that dutchman finished the day, and he again was sleeping until the football season. Football: Captain (1) A-Squad (S. 2, 1) Block N (S, 2, 1) AIIAmerican Tactile (1} Nav Numerals (4); Lacrosse: A- Squad (2. 1): U ' restlinn: ASquad C.?, 2. 1) Class (4) Navy Numerals (4. 2, 1); Gymkhana: Cast (4). James loysius Lucier Northampton, Massachusetts " Lucy " " Jim " YOU can imagine the consternation in the ranks at Smith College when Lucy left North- ampton. When Lucy wasn ' t winning basketball championships, or football glory, he was the demon soda-jerker of Northampton, and he held all the college girls in awe of his ice-cream juggling. But he left to become a " pampered pet " in Uncle Sam ' s Naval School for boys. Immediately upon his arrival, Lucy became athletic, and now his usual place of abode is on one field or another. He will probably never get enough of these rough sports because the last team he joined was the " Hamaneggers " , and they die young there. When he studies, Jim works his hardest. He is not averse to being helpful and finds much of his time taken up pulling others sat. He would rather die than admit that he got a good mark in anything, but he has yet to perch on a tree. Despite the opportunities offered, at home and abroad, for being a Don Juan, Lucy has confined his love-making to one. Judging from the satisfied gurgles when letters come and the despondent silence when they fail (a rare occurrence), this seems to be a most persistent affair. " Geeminy, that was some letter " seems to prove that they are at least soul-satisfying. Bacchus and Nicotini have no joys for him, but turn him loose in a " milk-shake with floater " factory and Heaven has come to earth. TI. S. S. JOHN D. FORD— After Rear Admiral John Donaldson Ford. He saw active service in the Civil War, and as fleet engineer he took part in the Battle of Manila Bay, 1898. He was promoted for " eminent and con- spicuous service in battle. " (De- stroyer No. 228) Football: A-Squad (2, 1) B-Sqund (3) Class (4) Class Numerals (4, 3) Navy Numerals (2, 1) ; Lacrosse: A-Squad (3, 2. 1) Blo-k N (2) Block N " (2) Class (4) Navv Numerals (4) ; IVres- tlhto: Class (4. 3} Class Numcr- • ' ats (4, 3 J; Basketball: AS quad (3, 2, 1) Numerals (3, 2, 1). A 306 1 ' r ' f ' mr f f f ■ i ■ r M ' ■ ' I ■ r i ' John Jrank ilday New Rochelle New York " Gillie " GILLIE hails from the wilds of Gotham and he brings with him all of the characteristics of a true son. Efficiency plus — that ' s him — yet it is accomplished with such an amazingly small amount of the proverbial ergs that we often wonder what manner of man he is. However, if we were to look back over the files which contain those psychology tests, we would see 100% resting serenely beside the cognomen of this noble son of Ireland. Although Gillie doesn ' t spurn the companion- ship of the numerous frails who inhabit Crabtown over week-ends, he has ever been true to the one who has been " keeping the home fires burning. " To tell him that there wasn ' t a letter waiting for him after drill would be as readily believed as telling a small boy that there wasn ' t any Santa Claus. To quote his own immortal words: " She never fails. " Gillie often refers to the good old days when he furnished the inspiration for Norman Rockwell ' s Saturday Evening Post covers and we have come to the conclusion that he would make a model husband for some little girl, for he is a wonderful provider. Frankie the gentleman is destined to make a name for himself. He believes in doing a thing right or not at all ; his many friends know that anything bearing the " Gilday touch " is ship-shape. Oakland, California " Jack " " Mack " " Maggy " JACK originated in Duluth, Minnesota, but spent most of his young life in Portland, Oregon. He matured in Oakland, California, and entered the Naval Academy on July 2, 1923. He had the honor of being the thirteenth man to sign the records, but that doesn ' t mean a thing to him. This tall long-John Irishman is known by every- one, even too well by some people, in his opinion. He never worries, hovv ever, but does his best, and lets someone else do the worrying. Independence is his middle name although he won ' t admit it. Did you swim? I should say so. Mack aspires to be the greatest swimmer ever to rise from the ranks of the sub squad. You can find him in the pool any time wiggling his fins. Studying is second nature to him. He is always ready with some kind of answer, and it is usually the right one. He is ever ready to help the dis- tressed ones, having saved many a boy from " hitting " the well-known " tree. " There isn ' t any fun unless Maggy is around. He is the life of the party with his wit, no matter what the party may be. Baseball: Class (4, 3. 1) Class Numerals (■■», 3); Crew: A-Squad (2, 1) Navy Numerals (2. 1) ; Basketball: A-Squad (4, 3) Navy Numerals (4, 3); Pep Com- mittee (2). - r y ' I T nrr XT. S. S. TRUXTUN— After Com- modore Thomas Truxtun, While cap- tain of the Constellation in the War with France, 1798—1800, he captured the French frigate L ' Insurgente and two other vessels, for which he received the thanks of Congress. (Destroyer No. 229) Football: A-Squad (2. 1) B-Squad (3) Class Numerals (4) Naz ' v Nuuierals (3, 2, 1); Lacrosse: A-Squad (3, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (4, 3, 2). m. i TTTttI ITfTTTrTTTTTTT TTTTTTT TTT T ' " 307 I r ' f r f r r ' f f r f f r r -r (. 0 r f r f n f i« f r 1891, Oct. 16. Sail- ors of the tr. S. cruiser Baltimore injured in Val- paraiso, Chile by street mob IFi Iiam Henry z shford, Jr. Athens, Georgia " Bill " UP from the South, determination in his heart and a twinkle in his eye, came this true south- ern gentleman. His virtues are too numerous to mention and his vices are few but unpardonable, for Bill is fundamentally a philosopher. " This world and one more " expresses, in his own words, the limit of his worry. He is seldom, if ever, ruffled, not even in an argument, for which he is always ready and willing. His only requisite for a debate is someone to uphold the other side of the question, and having once obtained an opponent he proceeds to snow him under with an avalanche of statistics which flow from his fertile brain as easily as do the " sweet nothings " with which he imperils the equilibrium of numerous and unsuspecting victims of the opposite sex. Academically, Bill has never let his three years of college training spoil him. He believes in evolu- tion and climbs a tree now and then just to prove it. " I ought to bone, or write a letter — but I ' d much rather sleep. " However, when the weather is wintry, and there is no sun to make him feel at home he sho s bursts of speed that would startle Barney Oldfield. A gentleman, almost a scholar, and a good judge for a beauty contest, his future is assured by virtue of his personality. " That ' s the thing that counts to-day! " I Lucius Henry Qhappell CoLUMBL s, Georgia " Luce " " Chap " ATYPICAL southern gentleman, with that in- nate aversion to work, and a characteristic sense of humor, Luce has upheld the sweet south- ern traditions, but in doing so he has presented such arguments as would have made " Ole " Calhoun shudder. As for the result of one argument, I refer you to " dos ojos negros " that said battler dis- played Christmas Leave of Youngster year. One of the most versatile of Spanish athletes, he never tires of telling about those experiences last leave, and said experiences, which include femmes as well as " boss " races, provide enough subject matter to last from one leave to the next. Wish for a snake. Look above and have your wish granted. " Well, I warn ' t obliged to go to this hop, but she would come down. " Which shows that constancy is his symbol of perfection but such unfortunate circumstances as the above altered his course on many a moonlit night. We cannot justly call Luce a Red Mike ; we would be imposing if we called him a snake ; but in truth we can say that he possesses many charact eristics of each. His popularity among the other unfortunate inmates places him in a position to be admired and envied, while his good nature and generosity have won him many a spoon and cost him many a skag. " What, lad, you in my Lucky Strikes again? " IVrextling: Navy Numerals (4, 2) Class Sufyfrr Cofnmittee (I); Choir: (4. 3, 2, 1); Cross Country: Class Numerals (1). .JCUll rTTTLTjS .• TJ. S. S. PAUL JONES— After Com- modore John Paul Jones, the father of the American Navy. While command- in? the Bonhomme Richard, 1779, he whipped the British ship Serapis, while his own ship was sinking under his feet, saying, " I have not yef begun to fight. " (Destroyer No. 230) n3 308 f, f, f i ji r ' n r r r r r f pg k 1893, April 25. John Paul Jones ' origi- nal flag raised and tainted at the H 1 g h 1 a nds, NeV Jersey S£ Lester Joseph Qeiger Council Bluffs, Iowa " Les " " Les Joe " " Cassius " B EHOLD a fair son of the Middle West who has rapidly become Easternized. However, " Les " still possesses a strong liking for his Western home and that is where he heads every time the opportunity presents itself. While " Les " appeared to be a potential snake, he stuck by the one and only until the Gymkhana, Youngster year. Since then he has had a different drag at every hop. Blind dragging appears to have a thrill for him, but he seems to carry the proverbial horse-shoe around at all times. Back in the old home town, " Les " was quite the stuff, holding the light for the rest of his class. While he hasn ' t been first in his class here, he is far from dumb and pushes a 3.0 mighty hard. Besides being Council Bluff ' s savvy boy he was also their military genius. From a Colonel in the R. O. T. C. to a Plebe Two-Striper is a big drop, but " Les " accepted it without a murmur Plebe Summer. Not wanting to force anyone off the rifle team, " Les " hasn ' t gone out for that sport, but Youngster year he took a liking to fencing and since that time he has been an ardent member of that squad. With all his femmes and with all his Easterniza- tions, " Les " will probably heed the siren call of his fair maid in the West. Here ' s to you, young lady, you ' ve got a man, a sportsman, and a friend. The Navy ' s Best. 3 , Fencing: A Squad (2, 1) Class (3) Class Numerals (3) Naz ' v Numerals (2): Lueky Bag Staff (3). a James ( htcNeill Roberts Red Springs, North Carolina " Jimmie " " Ostie " " Brute " IMMIE led a rather quiet life for all his twenty-two years until the Navy Department decided to let him be one of the boys on a West Coast Cruise. My, oh, my! How times and Jim- mie have changed. That California sunshine changed him from a cocoon to a flaming social but- terfly. " Now look here, what does she rate? If you won ' t brick me, I ' ll drag for you. " Jimmie nurses his amount available like a mother her sick child, but with two borrowing room-mates he has good reasons. For three years Jimmie had regular sessions with the sub-squad, but he always managed to get off just before leave. We are not sure whether he was kidding the Athletic Department or himself. He took a pass at North Carolina State for a year before " Ole Davil Sea " got into his blood. Jimmie hasn ' t taken the trouble to pick out an O. A. O., so his mind has been in a fair way to ab- sorb Academics without fighting off day-dreams of shining eyes and neatly turned ankles. The sub-squad has curbed his athletics somewhat, but he swings a mean lacrosse stick when he gets goin ' . Here ' s to you, old man, may you be as successful in your career in the fleet as you have been at the Academy. U. S. S. HATFIELD— After Midship- man John Hatfield, who served under Chauncey on Lake Ontario in the War of 1812. While with a detachment of men from the Lady of the Lake, he was killed in the attack on York, Canada. (Destroyer No. 231) Gymkhana: Cast (4). J red eric zAroyce erry, Jr. Chicago, Illinois " Freddy " " Admiral " HAVING given Hyde Park High a run for four years, at the tender age of sixteen, Freddy moved East to show Uncle Sam ' s Seadogs how the boys from the West do things. He is famous for his inactivity in academics and is the cause of it in others. Never having been caught boning, when the last month of the term wheels around he always has piles of velvet. The under classes are full of Freddy ' s roommates who have tried to follow in his footsteps, but faltered. His traveling library is famous throughout the regiment and it is seldom he has not a book you have not read. With that talking smile and school- girl complexion he leaves a trail of hearts from Chicago eastward, but we have hopes that some damsel will give him the count one of these days. One of his forms of amusement is to play his gadget which is a cross between a banjo and a Chinese horn. When Freddy starts whipping it into subjection, the whole corridor takes refuge in the pistol gallery. Now and then he produces sounds which are not wholly disagreeable to the ear. Underneath his twinkling eyes and ready wit, you will find a pleasing personality that has gained him a host of friends in every case. William Rowell Qaruthers Pine Bluff, Arkansas " Bill " " Arkie " BILL came to us from the great and sovereign State of Arkansas ; and he is never weary of singing the praises of his native State. " Why, do you know that Arkansas is the only State in the Union that produces diamonds? " That is only a sample of the information which may be derived from this fountain of knowledge. After a little brush with the Ac Department Plebe year, Bill has come on famously. He hasn ' t forgotten how to figure up lowest allowable marks, however; and when feeling rhino, he is apt to hint darkly at such possibilities as leaving us at the mid- year. We have learned to disregard these dark moments, and soon his naturally cheery disposition comes bobbing to the top again. " Now, when that elephant pulled my car out of the ditch " — and he is off on one of those hair-raising tales that we never fail to enjoy, especially as they are always accompanied by an air of childlike belief that never fails to bring down the house. Seriously though, our Bill is one whom we are proud to call a friend. A better shipmate can not be found in this imperfect M ' orld. LTniversally liked by his classmates, he is known everywhere as a good fellow and a man well worth knowing. Fencing: A Squad (1) B Squid (2) Class Numerals (2); Szvimming: Class (4): Lop Staff (4 J. - r - y m in ir r- f U. S. S. BROOKS— After First Lieu- tenant John Brooks, Jr., U. S. Marine Corps. After various stations, he !je- came commanding oiBcer of the marine guard of the Lawrence. He was killed in the action between i ' le American and British fleets on I. ke , Erie, 1813. {Destroyer No. 232) jn Trnck: Class (3, 2) Class Numerals (3); Boxing: Class (3. 2); Pep Commit- tee (3). 310 UllHI M r f f f r t ' r ' r n ■ f r r j -U-i ' I ' y ' f f f f T ' f y f 1898, Feb. 5. U. S. S. Maine, Captain Sigsbee, blown up by mine in tile harbor of Havana, Cuba zAlle?i Qlark Koonce South Charleston, Ohio " Peter " " Oggie " PETER has sampled the ch ' mates of many sections of the country, including such extremes as Alaska and Florida, and after much thought has de- cided that that of Maryland is the worst of all. However, his sunny nature is not often clouded by such trifles, and an occasional outburst against " That blamed Executive Department " constitutes the ma- jor part of his objections to the life of a " pampered pet " . He decided early that there are many things in this life more important than mere studying and it is only after a slight misunderstanding with the Academic Board that he is now and then prevailed upon to rouse himself sufficiently to ask what the lesson assignment is, or what class we have next. He is often heard to repeat that good old adage, " This last minute boning is all wrong. If you can ' t learn it during the month, it is certain that you can ' t cram it all into your head the night before the exam. No sir, no boning for me. I ' m going to turn in. " And turn in he does, and, wonderful to relate, usually comes down with at least a passing mark on the exam the next day. Truly it is a great gift. Peter ' s endeavors in the field of athletics have been to more purpose, but a strained shoulder plebe year put an end to what promised to be a very cred- itable football career. Nothing daunted, he has turned to other sports with a great deal of credit to himself. Henry Thouipson Koonce South Charleston, Ohio " Ad " " Admiral " STEP into his room ' most any time during study hour and you ' ll find the " Admiral " either caulking or lying on the bed reading a magazine or book not pertaining to the prescribed course of study. No, he has never been accused of excessive boning, but nevertheless, he is usually among those present in the first section. He has a care-free, easy-going, who-may-care manner which he has continued to follow in spite of all the disagreeable regulations and orders the Executive Department has inflicted upon us. Like most of us he has his own ideas and opinions, but unlike some he is not at all fond of arguing, maybe because he never had a chance with his more talkative room-mate. Anyway, he is usually willing to grant you most anything within reason to save an argument. While Admiral is not over enthused with athletics, still he is often found in the Gym. but not always are his work-outs voluntary; especially when such a trifle as the Gym test in jumping keeps him so busily occupied. Ad can be classed neither as a snake nor as a total abstainer from the Fair Sex, but he is a firm believer in the policy that in distance there is safety. His most striking characteristic may be termed his knowledge and authority of things Naval and his doctrine: " Maximum Results with Minimum Efforts. " Football: B-Squad (4, 2) Class Numer- als (2): Crew: B Squad (4); Lacrosse: Class (3, 2, 1); Wrestling: A Squad (2, 1) Class (4, 3) Class Numerals (3); Cross Country Class (2, 1) Class Nu- merals (1). f r m r ' 7 " ' r r 7- U. S. S. KANE— After Surgeon Elisha Kent Kane, U. S. Navy. He sailed on ths second Grinnell expedition to the Arctic regions, 1853, which attained the hirhest latitude up to that time and ioi3i5 valuable discoveries. He was ' rhly honored by scientific associa- tions. (Destroyer Na. 23S) x: Fencing: A Squad (2. 1) Class (4, 2) Class Numerals (4, 2). T-r r T T r T T T T T T T T t T r T t t ! T T T r T T T - 311 ' I r « r ' r ' f f » ' t ' i_r fj ' f 1898, March 16-May 18. U. S. S. Oregon makes a record trip of 14,700 miles from the West coast around Cape Horn luu. Jra?ik T ' urner Savannah, Georgia ' RANK is another Georgia Peach! He came to 17 us a mere lad of sixteen, but with rnany and varied experiences. He had been everything from a salesman to a lifeguard. He has a natural liking for the water, and by much hard work and training he has made a place for himself on the swimming team, including several record-breaking relays. Swimming was not his only sport. In the fall, he worked hard for the football coaches and in the spring he was an ardent company track man. After slagging to most of the hops for two years, Frank finally found his " Dream Girl " and immediately fell for her. In his Academic pursuits, he has always held the upper hand. Although for the first term of Plebe year there was some doubt as to whether he would stay with us, he later had no trouble making a 3.0 or above. Frank is an easygoing Southerner with ability for almost anything. He has a good disposition, makes friends quickly, and the friendships last. He likes the Navy better than many others, but has his heart set on aviation. The fleet will lose a good man if Frank succeeds in that chosen branch. " I ' m not lazy; I just haven ' t made up my mind. " ' i I ■■■ m Robert Addison -ylllen Lansing, Michigan -Bob " BOB was born in Lansing, Michigan, graduating from the high school there the year of his entry into the Naval Academy. He thinks his home town is all that it should be, and if you want to start an argument, just try to tell him different. Before starting his naval career he was an ardent radio fan, and the sleepless nights he spent trying to get Frisco made excellent preparation for those youngster cruise mid-watches. Studies never weighed heavily on his blithe spirit, and on the few occasions when he fell from the vantage point of a two-five he pulled up without a great deal of effort. He is of a practical turn of mind, with a saving sense of humor, the latter trait helping him to triumph over the hardships of the awkward and sub squads. While far from being a lady ' s man, he spoiled his perfect record as a Red Mike, by dragging sev- eral times Second Class year. In spite of that he would rather drive a car than drag any time. Most of his boyhood was spent on a farm and he vigor- ously defends the sons of the soil from any attacks of their city brethren. Bob thinks the aviation is the best part of the Navy and intends to go into it if he stays in the Navy. Football: B-Squad (2) Class (S, 1) ; Swimming: ASquad (3, 2, 1) Block N (S, 2, 1) Navy Numerals (4). - ? r " ..-- ] ' ■ ■ T " r ' I ' I ' U. S. S. HUMPHREYS— After Naval Constructor Joshua Humphreys, who built a " galley " which is supposed to have been the first armed vessel to be built during the Revolutionary War. When the Navy was reorganized, 1784, he prepared plans for six ships. (De- stroyer Ho. 236) J TT?»»»»t TI »»»l1t T TTTTttttTI7m ff II ' ■ ' T T ' t m- 312 ' j±j ' ± ' j[ J r r r r r_lll ' _ ' ' jg 18 9 8, April 22. First shot of war fired by U. S. S. Nashville at Span- ish steamer near Key West ' ' l ' ' ' ' ' L ' l ' ' ' M ' T JVay7ie Rowe L,oud Cleveland Ohio " Rosie " ROSIE — the best of pals and at all times a good boy, always ready to help a fellow out, will do anything from dragging blind to dragging his O. A. O. A likable chap is Rosie — a fact well testified by his many friends, and just as popular with the fair sex as with his classmates. He doesn ' t drag often here, but, girls, here ' s a dark secret, — he has that complexion that school girls cry for. Rosie came to us late in the summer of ' 23 straight from Cleveland. Before that, he had lived in Boston, and every time they serve beans for chow he tells us that the Navy is ruining Boston ' s good reputation. He is not much inclined to athletics, confining most of his attention in that line to getting off the " Sub " squad. Probably this is one of the reasons that he doesn ' t drink water when on leave. Paris was a paradise for him and he claims the water there is undrinkable. Most any afternoon when not engaged in the above sport you will find him hold- ing down a radiator. His big hobby is clothes and in being as collegiate as the " regs " will allow. If at any time in the near future you should pass a stateroom and hear someone say, " How ' s this, — pretty doggy? " then it ' s a good bet that Rosie ' s going on leave. zjfllen Smith San Francisco, California " Andy " " Al " ANDY is an Army Junior and he has lived everywhere from New Jersey to the Philip- pines. His taste of Army life made him keen for West Point, but he changed his mind at the last minute and decided to try the Navy, and we surely would have missed a lot if he hadn ' t. He is a very congenial, likable fellow and has made many faithful friends. The Ac Department has no worries for him as they have for some of us, and he is constantly giving extra instruction to the unsats. Nor has he spared himself in athletic work to better the Academy, and, although he has not achieved the premier role in all things which he has tried, at least his efforts have been whole-hearted and appreciated. His life and actions are guided largely by theory; one being, " Drinking water never made any man a pauper or any woman a widow. " He claims to have been a teetotaler both at home and abroad, but some say that in Paris on Youngster Cruise . Plebe Year we all supposed Andy to be a ter- rible Snake and Fusser, but, sad to relate, or should we be joyful, he startled us by turning out to be a one-woman man and dragging only his O. A. O. " Say, Rosie, all kidding aside, do you think she really loves me? " - - TT»tt»TTTtTTtrTTttt»lTII f-T- T ' r ' f " rnr: U. S. S. McFARtAND— After Seaman John McFarland, who had the station at the wheel in every engagement in which the Hartford participated during the Civil War. He displayed great coolness and intelligence and was awarded the medal of honor. (De- stroyer Ho. 237) V ■■ ■■- TT-T rrrr-rVT ' rT n- - t r - ' Football: B-Sqmui (S, 2) Class Numer- als (3) Navv Numerals (2); Lacrosse: A-Squad (S; 2. 1) Block N (2) Class (4) Navv Numerals (4, S) ; Basketball: A-Squad (3, 2, 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Navv Nu7itcrals (3): Pep Loo (1): Pep Commit- tee (2. 1). 313 James Joseph ' (CcKinstry Nashville, Tennessee " Joe " " Mac " " Scotchman " »• T TEY, Mac! Show me how to do this prob. " X J. " Sure " is Mac ' s reply, and with a few rapid passes of his pencil, after the manner of a magician with a magic wand, he does the impossible. Always ready to do someone a favor, particularly in the way of inspiring the " wooden " ones to use the lower numbered sections as a springboard and not as a feather bed, he is always welcome. When the week-end rolls around he may be seen double-timing eastward, where dwells the queen of the social circles of our fair town. He is a Rudolph de luxe who is able to cope with the best of feminine hearts; and many are the canoe rides he enjoys. If there is one thing he likes, it is a friendly argu- ment. It matters not to him what the subject may be, for he discourses read ' ily on anything from the " All American " to the proper method of handling the Posture Squad. If you wish to make a friend of Mac, just whisper, " Let ' s eat, " within his range of hearing, M ' hich is just short of one-half mile, or 263Q feet. Rome was not built in a day, and neither was Mac ' s appetite ever appeased in such a space of time. Leo?iidas IValthall T iuicoast San Antonio, Texas " Two-gun " " Squirt " " Lonnie " THERE may be other favored spots in the world, but they are as so much barren plain compared to the city where this enthusiastic Texan hangs his hat in his happier moments ; that is, if his flowery eloquence and local paper extracts are a fair estimate of its worth. " Medina Lake, now that ' s God ' s country for you, " and so he raves on far into the night. The glory of Rome, the splendor of Luxor, the very seat of Heaven, to him, all in a city of Texas. Lonnie ' s supreme passion in life consists of knock- ing the little old white ball around the links. He would rather play eighteen holes than be Presi- dent. There is absolutely no telling what he would do for thirty-six holes at the Country Club. Next in line is hunting. How the man can shoot ; ducks, deer, the breeze, anything! Rumor hath it that the country ' s supply of wild game is running low. Well, now if you knew Lonnie, you would know why this is true. Why, it is a well-known fact that the birds fly North from Texas in Sep- tember, and that is when Lonnie arrives there. He is the biggest little man to be found any- where. His generous nature and spirit of good fel- lowship have won him an enviable place in the hearts of his associates. Track: Class (i, 2) Manager (4). r- !r m ir- r ' T- " U. S. S. OVERTON— After Captain Macon C. Overton, U. S. Marine Corps, who was decorated on four dif- ferent occasions in France, 1918. In an action near Mount Blanc, his gal- lantry was an inspiration to his men. He later was fatally wounded. " " e- stroyer No. 239 Tlj-, f T T rTTTTTTiVi ■ i Boxing : A-Squad (2) Class (2) Class Numerals (2). WTt f==r 314 . 1898, June 3. At- tempt by Naval Constructor Hobson to sink (Oilier Merrimac in Santi- ago Harbor ruce Hegema?t Brooklyn New York " Candylamb " " Hedge " " Hally " ABOVE we have the sweet picture of our dar- ing candylamb. He walks, he talks, he studies with the utmost intelligence, he bangs a nice banjo, he " Charlestons, " he " tracks, " he plays soccer, he smokes a tepid Dunhill, and he writes to his fair one. All in all, he is worth the price of matrimony upon whose bright blue and sunlit sea he is going to sail and be executive officer. Now hear this! " Brooklyn is a part of New York City. " This is where he enjoys all the com- forts of home intermixed with the spicy life (night and otherwise). " Anybody want to make a little bet? I ' ll bet I jump twenty feet today. Come on boys and make it worth my valuable effort. " Everyone bets, — and loses — his eye for business shows he ' s from Brooklyn. His faith is unlimited! Hops hold for him no lure because a certain O. A. O. has cast her charm- ing spell and silky web over his heart which beats at all hours of the day and night for her. She is the queen of his castle, the evening star (Venus) of his life from which he works out his bearing and line of position. He preserves the furniture advertisements, figures far into the night if two can live as cheaply as one, and always ends up by de- ciding that he would rather starve with her than dine with the mighty alone. Tom £ohb King Washington, D. C. " Cobb " " Claude " " Tommie " FROM the Nation ' s Capital this big rugged lad set out to conquer the world, and the hearts of as many fair maidens as would listen to his ravings of their beauty. Cobb has more than partly succeeded, because his open heart and natural bursts of laughter fulfill his desire to please every- body, and he is well on his way to complete this great undertaking. Claude has done about everything around the Academy, proving that he is very versatile. Why, if there were a marble tournament we would prob- ably see him arguing about some particular shot. Those arguments — and even bull fests — have kept him from boning many times, though the academic departments did not know the difference, nor did Tommie. He often starts off like a Senator, and then finishes up by asking what it ' s all about, any- way. Always ready to stop and improve a friend- ship, Cobb has reached a stage when such improve- ment is hardly possible. Judging from his literature, we predict that he will follow over the footsteps of Henry Ford — and he is busy writing letters every night, and bon- ing from reveille to breakfast. Call to formation will find Cobb without a shirt or socks, but he will get there on time anyway, the same as he gets there in everything else. Track: A-Squad (2, 1) Numerals (2); Soccer: 2, 1) Block N (3. 1) (4) Navv Numerals (4, Cast (4): MandoUn Star (4). Class (2) Class A-Squad (4, S, Manager Class 2); Gvmkliana: Club: ' (2, 1) r " r r r r r r rrL U. S. S. STURTEVANT— After En- sign Albert D. Sturtevant, TJ. S. Naval Reserve Force. During the World War, he was detailed to duty as a naval aviator in London. He was killed when his plane was shot down •-v nemy airplane, 1918. (Destroyer No. 240) Football: B-Squad (S, 2, 1) Class Numerals (3) Navy Numerals (2, 1) ; Crew: A-Squad (4) Class Numerals (4); Boxing: A-Squad (1). fs f , r f r ' f n f f r r iljl j A L t r f f I ' r r ' n f r 1898, June 10. United States marines landed at Guantanamo, Cuba, to prevent display of hostilities on the Island Ralph Hickox Washington, D. C. " Corporal " B Ralph had led a rather varied life prior to his entrance to the Academy, having attended George Washington University one year and the following two as a Corporal in the Marines. As a result of his varied e.xperiences and his intimate contact with the schooling of hard knocks, he seemed a trifle more serious than the majority of his classmates. Academically he was exceptional, a student of high class standing. Plebe year he finished with a starring multiple and the other years were near re- occurrences of the same stunt, but in his upper- classman days his marks suffered, due to his interest in outside activities. Probably his most outstanding characteristic is his executive ability. Here his businesslike quali- ties and managerial ability show forth, even from the times he was in charge of room to his position as manager of the Masqueraders and the Combined Musical Clubs. Aside from this he was a mem- ber of the Plebe Rifle Squad, a fondness for which he must have acquired during his service with the Gyrenes. Ralph is fond of scuffling with his roommates during his spare moments, but this ferocious ele- ment of his nature usually abates toward the end of the week when some charming drag takes charge and keeps him busily occupied, leaving him, upon her departure, in one grand hop. i 4 ■ ' . ■ ' ■ ■ ' . - Rific: Class (4, .?. 2. I) Class Numerals (4, 3); Soccer: Class (4) Class Numer- als (4); Boxvlinu: Class (2); Musical Clubs; Business MntUKicr (1): Masquer- aders Business Manaqer: ( 1) ; Star: ( ); Exfert R-ftcnian: (2); Masked N. :JM ' yron JVilla7 ' d ( r ay bill Massillon, Ohio " Grubbles " ALONG toward the later days of his High school career, Myron, like the rest of us, took a fancy to things nautical, whereupon he became busy and had soon acquired the title of Midshipman. Being of a more or less easy-going, never-worry sort, he never strived much for high academic stand- ing. He would much rather be taking part in some outside interest such as the hop, or some form of sport, and even letter writing, than to while away his spare time poring o er text books. And speak- ing of letters if he didn ' t get at least one a day something was radically wrong and he wasn ' t him- self on such rare occasions. It seems that his one ambition has been to become a Mechanical Engineer, and he often threatened to pursue this course rather than remain in the Service. He always had the catalogues of all the Engineering Schools in his room, so in future years we may hear of him as a Captain of Industry. Blessed with a cheerful and generous nature, as well as a see-all know-all pertaining to happenings and activities around the Academy, made him a well liked and a rather well known figure. In order to gather this great amount of news he amassed, he necessarily had to be present at all the arious activities, especially the hops, where he was invari- ably among those present. Athletically he was no star, but a aluable member of several teams, notably class soccer. I r ' " ' " ' I " r ' [rr " r r rg Soccer : Class (1. (4. Class Xutncrals 7TTT -riiU V. S. S. CHILDS— After Lieutenant Earle W. F. Childs. While aboard the H. M. S. H-5 for instructional patrol, 1918, that vessel sank in collision with the S. S. Rutherglen and all those on board were lost. (Destroyer No. 241) iinHf TTT TTTTTTTTTTTITT r H m r- r- r F ' r f f r ■P! " o.v v.p ' r ' JUL ' JLf T ' LLJLL ' J J 1898, June 17. Per- m a n e n t hospital corps organized for the Navy. U. S. S. Solace first hos- pital ship Theodore Qlarho)i JauiiPz Chicago, Illinois " Ted " " AI ' HAT! No mail! M. C! M. C! Why V V ha -en ' t you sent down for the mail? " The above outburst occurred every time Ted re- turned to his room and found no mail, and every time the M. C. was proved at fault. Of course, Chicago is a huge city and the lad made lots of friends during his high school years, but all his letters do not come from Illinois. He has the happy faculty of turning what would be casual acquaintances for anyone else into life-long correspondents — a great help in this Navy. Some of his correspondence was due to his labors for the Log — let us say in extenuation, however, that he strove to improve the quality of the Naval Academy ' s Wittiest Weakly by introducing the best of the humor in other college magazines. He car- ried his efforts to a peak by editing the Femmes Log of 1927, and thus produced an enormous hump in his mail chart. Is he savvy? Of course! Anyone is who gradu- ates from this institution — and he was well up the list. However, he first wore stars over an ensign ' s stripe. " Going to swing a hoof at the hop tonight, Ted? " The lad smiles and shows his dimples. " Not if the Armory guns are loaded — but I am going over to see if thev are. " Hysell Crater Qooper PaINTSVILLE, KitNTUCKY HERE we have the athlete and musician rolled into one. It will not take any special powers of memory in the future for us to remember him in either role. Those who have encountered him on the mat will remember him as a rather tough prop- osition regardless of whether they succeeded in throwing him or not. And many have been the odd hours and minutes pleasantly whiled away by any of us who happened to be near when he began to pick the old mandolin. Academically speaking, he is average, but not because of inferior ability. Any deficiencies in studies are usually the result of his preference for the mandolin rather than steam or juice. Prob- ably many of those classed as " savvy " would not rate so high should they become interested in music. Hy refuses to be worried and his pet expression is " I don ' t care. " None of us can make him admit that he has any particular interest in anything. If he were to be believed, it makes no difference whatever to him, what happens, or how anything turns out. But when he extends this attitude to his failure to get the usual letter from the girl at home, we fear it is all make-believe, a ruse to cover his real feelings. It is probably a result of the same bashfulness that made it necessary for us to urge him for two years to go out and use his talents in regimental activities. Soccer: Class (2); IVrestlina: B Sqvad (2, 1); Mayidolin Club: (2, 1). %t r r t ' r r r ' r ' f r f r ' , f f t« !■ ■ f ■ f f f t ' 1898, July 1. Bom- bardment of the city of Santiago by the V. S. fleet. The fleet fired 160 8-inch shells JFilliam Qirl Specht Caldwell Idaho " Tiio-Gun " ■■fViUie " " Bill " OUT of the hills of Idaho, Two-gun came into our midst with a swagger that would do credit to any cowboy. His early life was spent chasing coyotes and guarding irrigation ditches. Upon his graduation from high school Willie entered the Col- lege of Idaho and passed two profitable years in that institution of learning. The lure of the sea became too great, so Willie put on his best pair of boots and headed eastward to begin a successful career. As a Plebe he secured a good reputation both academically and athletically. He was a member of the Plebe football team and also one of Dick Glendon ' s crew proteges. After his first Sep leave, he came back determined to secure a place on the Navy football team. Dur- ing a tough scrimmage, however, he had the mis- fortune to break his leg and then he spent nearly three months in the hospital. Few of us would care to face the proposition of making up three months ' work without attending class. Was he disheartened? Not a bit! He simply lit up the old boiler, and with his character- istic determination and perseverance stuck to his task, coming out with velvet. Conscientious, industrious, cheerful, and above all, a true friend, he is the sort of a fellow who is bound to be successful. Girls,— he ' ll make a model husband. Need we say more? 1 m. H Henry Reid ' Paige Ogdensburg, New York " Hank " " Reid " " Wally " ERE we have the type of person for which all great institutions are built. Reid comes from that part of the woods where they manufacture famous men and so far he has upheld the tradition. His earlier days were spent in canal boats, Chau- tauqua tours and preparatory work at St. Lawrence University. Here he became prominent in all activ- ities and started an athletic career which developed into honors and distinctions later on. There was also an added attraction judging from the number of letters that he writes. Plebe and Youngster years were marked by un- usual brilliancy in academics and a great display of ability in athletics, notably football, crew and track. A regular Hercules he proved to be in throwing the hammer and naturally he was a cave man among the fairer sex. During Reid ' s second class year he experienced a misfortune which brought out more than ever that grit and determina- tion which so clearly characterized him in all his work, that being in the form of a fractured leg from football. This resulted in nearly a half year ' s stay in the hospital but upon his return he engaged in such deadly combat with the academics that they fell before his onslaught and he came through with shining colors. Football: A Squad (3) Navy Numerals (4, 3); Boxing: A Squad (1) Class (2): Keefcr of the Goat (1): Baseball: Class (2) A-Squad (1): Crr-c: Class Numer- als (4). - S r r ' r ' r ' r U. S. S. SANDS— After Rear Admiral Benjamin F. Sands. He took part in the Mexican War at Tobasco and Tus- pan. In the Civil War he fought at Forts Caswell and Fisher, and in 1865 he took possession of Galveston, hoist- ing the American flag over that city. Football: A Squad (4, 3, 2) Block N (2) Navv Numerals (4, 3) Track: A Squad (3, 1) Block N (3) Naval Acad- rmv Record Hammer Throw Class Nu- merals (4): Crete: Navy Numerals (4) Gvmkhana: Cast (3); Keeper oj the Goat (1); Lnck Ban Work n 1898, July 3. United States fleet, Rear Admiral Sampson, destroyed Spanish fleet at Santiago, Cuba H Richard ( harles Collins La Crosse, Wisconsin " Richie " " Blink " ARX! A commanding voice! We enter pre- spacious dimensions, but instead perceive a small youth, so handsome and timid that we swear his name is Percival. Again a surprise awaits us, for can that mere lad be the scrappy little Irishman whose pugilistic career led to an Intercollegiate championship and captainship of a fighting Navy team? It is none other. His foundation for higher learning was built in the La Crosse High School, but playing around the pond back of Hogan ' s alley instilled in him a yearn- ing for the sea, and he became a protege of Uncle Sam and " Spike " Webb. Richie ' s first trial was marred by a period in the hospital at a critical time of the year. This re- sulted in ' 27 chartering a new member to answer the roll call. However, a short interval at home with that certain party added more fury to his punches, and he scored his knockouts against the Academics right along. Although we cannot think of him as a future genius by his ability as a scholar, he has other traits which more than compensate. How a small person can have such a big heart we are at a loss to under- stand, but Richie is always cheerful, ever ready to help and sympathize. We say " Good luck, " and send him to the Fleet confidently. James IFilliams la?ichard GoLDSBORO, North Carolina " Caulker " " Blanch " " Jim " BLANCH made his entrance into the annals of naval history Plebe Summer after a year at Wake Forest. Ever since his entrance, no one has been able to find fault with him except the Watch Officers. On the cruises he spent all his spare time in his beloved horizontal exercise — sleep. All great men must have their hobbies and that is Caulker ' s. We have yet to see Caulker downhearted. Studies don ' t bother him at all. When he hits a hard prob, he gets steam up in the old pipe and all is silent un- til, ' Hey, did you fellas get that prob? " — that is his way of letting the world know that he has solved the mystery. The same old " never-say die " spirit is true of his athletics. Caulker is a baseball star of no mean ability. He is a Red Mike by choice, how- ever, he seems to have an abnormal fancy for school teachers — especially when they are from the South. Blanch claims that No ' th Carolina produces more tar and beautiful girls than any other State in the Union. If North Carolina tar sticks the way old Caulker sticks to his work — well, we just want to keep away from it. Crew: B Squad (2) Coxswain Class Numerals (2); Boxing: A Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) Block N (3. 2. Ij Captain (1) Intercollegiate Bantam Weight Cham- pion (2). - i21 m " TT x: U. S. S. SANDS (Continued)— After Rear Admiral James H. Sands, who took part in both attacks on Fort Fisher, 1864-65, being recommended lor distinguished gallantry. He was later commended for gallantry in skirmishes with savages at Formosa. (Destroyer -r No. 243) Football: Class (1) Class Numerals (1): Baseball: A Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4, 3. 2); Soccer: A Squad (3) Navy Numerals (3). 319 I f f f f r ' r- f r f r f r f f ' ; 1898, July 17. San- tiago surrendered to the Army and Navy after victory over the Spanish fleet there ' I ' f r « r r f ■ f f n r ' jj jjj S L,a vrence •::JJ)fCay?iard Je?tsen Altamont, Illinois " Larry " " Jip " SEVERAL towns in the " Prairie State " have claimed Larry at one time or another. He was born in Lanark, Illinois, went to grammar school at Polo, Illinois, and was graduated from the Altamont High School. Before coming to the Naval Academy Larry was a member of the municipal band and the leader of a dance orchestra. He is very fond of music and has talent for all things artistic. Since Larry has been with us, he has distinguished himself as a good scholar. The Academics cause him little trouble, so he devotes considerable time to the other indoor activities, the most popular one being letter writing. About nine-tenths of his wor- ries were cast to the seven winds when a noted psy- chologist stated that courtship was most effective via the mail. He has obtained remarkable results though by supplementing his li terary efforts with spending his vacations in Delaware. Ever since that fatal Easter leave Larry has had a new outlook on life. " Larry " has confined his athletic endeavors to the class fencing team and to the " Sub Squad. " He leads a modest life at the Academy and on the cruises. He is always diligent in the performance of his duties and he has a pleasant smile for every- one, which has won the friendship of all. if Qeorge L,ouis Hansen Santa Cruz, California " Louie " " Guff " GEORGE was born in Santa Cruz, California, the city that he is still proud to call his home and from which he received his appointment. Before coming to the Academy he attended the Santa Cruz High School and had the honor of be- ing Valedictorian of a class of one hundred and twenty-six members. Studies have caused him very little worry since being in our midst, but he is by no means a book- worm, as he is always out for some activity. Each winter he has been on 27 ' s boxing team, but the sport that he likes best is tennis. Every afternoon in the Spring and Fall he can be found on the ten- nis courts. George with his sunny smile is always ready to help a friend, and he is a man whom everyone is proud to claim as a friend, and one that we will be glad to have as a shipmate. His chief ambition is to fly his four-starred flag at the main of his flagship and he has made a fine start along that road. Summing him up we must say that he is a good student, a hard worker, and a loyal and true friend. - ■r ■ M iyi ' ' TTT T! !TrT -ri 7 ' T - r r — r " - " ' U. S. S. WILLIAMSON— After Lieu- tenant Commander William Price Wil- liamson. After serving for a number of years on various ships and stati :ns. he was instantly killed by the ex- plosion of a depth charge on the Orizaba, 1918. (Destroyer No. 244) Tennis: A Squad (2) Claxs (4, 3) Class Numerals (4) Boxhuj : Nav ' Numerals Class (4. S, 2). (2): 1 ! T ! ' 1 T I T T I r T T_Ljr_ ' LU ' ' " Ek m 320 r r t ' 1 ' r r r v r r_fi_ti; 5E ym JLLUJjIimJLl LLr V LLLLV ILX 1898, Dec. 23. Island of Guam placed un- der control of the Navy Department for economic pur- poses f " ' Siifnuel Sloan Jack Glendale, Arizona " Sam " " S. S. " " Jack " " T ACK, S. S., " shouted the adjutant, and this J lad, fresh from the land of deserts and burros, had received his first mention in the morning orders. No sooner entered than he became the proud com- mander of the awkward squad. Plebe year he collected a star, but as a Youngster he fell for the femmes hard and for caulking, and that marked the parting of the ways. He has fol- lowed the cinder path more or less successfully, having become prominent while chasing jackrabbits on his native heath. Cruises have made him adept at dodging labor, and a hatch cover on the " Arkie " cost him a Sep leave and no end of trouble with the Executive Department over the correct way to do " right ress. Entering a confirmed " Red Mike, " he eschewed the femmes, until he lost his heart one Christmas leave in the South. All went well till he forgot to mail a letter for several weeks after it was written and she gave him the air. Aside from this big lapse he has left them steadily alone. Carefree and happy-go-lucky, his unfailing good humor has pulled through some tight places. With a love of the soil in his blood, he intends to return to the great open spaces. Well, " one does. " ■t " 1 Joh?i iy{lleii Edwards Edgefielq, South Carolina " Doc " A GREAT sigh escaped the town of Edgefield when she sent her favorite son to answer the call of the sea. No one knows whether the sigh was of sorrow or of relief, but one acquainted with Doc can easily imagine. Doc slipped into the Navy life, and despite the attempts of the Ac Department, it looks as though he has taken up a permanent abode. Literature, excepting that type furnished by the store, always had its appeal. At all times, there was an incessant cry of " Lay ofi that magazine or you ' ll bilge. " Then with an ironic smile gently illuminating his features. Doc would settle him- self to bone Cosmo, only " coming to " long enough to hear some prof expound on the whichness of w hat. As Doc could find no athletics especially adapted to his physique, he took to managing the basket ball team, and with his usual thoroughness, he made his presence and job known and liked. The ball room had its appeal, but Doc disliked the girls hanging around him so much that he gen- erally turned to the old authors for his feminine entertainment. We are all boosting Doc and are only waiting to serve under him when he is in command of the fleet. He is a lovable boy to the chaperones, a devil with the women, and just a darn good pal to the fellows. Track: A Squad (3, 2) Block N (2) Class (4) Naz ' v Numerals (4) Soccer: Class (2, 1); Chess Club (2 J. w IT r ' r- ' " f Lacrosse (S); Chess Club (2). U. S. S. REUBEN JAMES— After Reu- ben James, boatswain ' s mate, who in 1804 saved the life of Captain De- catur by interposing his own body and receiving the blow of a Tripoli- tan scimitar which was intended for his commander. (Destroyer No. 245) h . 1899. TJ. S. S. New York, Massa- chusetts and Porter experiment with radio apparatus in New York harbor Robert Seguine Smith Michigan " Smitty ' ' TXT " HO is that dark handsome chap over there VV surrounded by the crowd of femmes? " " Sh , Henrietta! don ' t let anyone hear you ask that question or they will know you have never been to an Academy hop before. That is Omar in his element. " And so we know him. On arriving he was the example of fidelity to his home town sweet- heart, but his snakish tendencies soon appeared and between Youngster Easter leave in New York and a few of the Annapolis maids, our Bobby became unfaithful. Dance? Arthur Murray himself must bow when Smitty dons the patent leathers, for he is in his element on the ballroom floor. He sacrificed a brilliant academic career for the more joyous evenings spent with the " Cosmo. " On entering the ranks as a plebe, he knew his math to perfection, and by his own brilliancy carried his two wooden roommates over the rocks and shoals of Plebe Academics, but a desire to be a West Pointer and the Mandolin Club took his mind from his studies. Marked cheerfulness, when things went wrong, and that helping spirit were the secrets of his popu- larity. To those who became his close friends, he was appreciated as one more generous than the ordinary man. He was one who tried hard at everything, including every form of athletics in- dulged in at the Academy. Robert ' yllexander Atlantic City, New Jersey " Bob " " Swede " " Ole ' 1 " " II HO ' S that? " " Oh! You mean that little » » red-faced Swede. Why, that ' s Robert. " Robert came to us from the World ' s Playground and likes to tell of the famous boardwalk and the heroes of New Jersey. Bob finds it rather dull here at times, but the daily bumwad and the Board- walk News bring back memories of his carefree days. The Dago department has given Swede a lot of trouble, nevertheless he has managed to come out on top. That is the one trait in which he ex- cels, except in argument, and then it is rather hard for him to control that Scandinavian instinct — namely, temper. But, of course, no one has been any the worse off for that because before blows Swede is like a cake of ice, not because he is afraid but because he wakes up. The fair sex, in person, have never worried Bob, he has his ideal in mind and we often wonder what could be this Swede ' s idea of an ideal. In the movies he adores them all. At a baseball game he sees nothing but the home plate and in the mess- hall he sees nothing. " What do you want me to do, cry? " No, Robert, smile. Football: CUis (S); Sic ' wtn ' tut: (■I J: Mandolin Club (S). Class -r r:j U. S. S. BAINBRIDGE— After Com- modore William Bainbridge, who eom- manded the Philadelphia during the Tripolitan War, 1803. While in com- mand of the Constitution, 1812, he captured the British ship Java. He was severely wounded in this engage- —r ment. (Destroyer No. 24 i) ■ IJTT T TTT , T TITTtT.TTITTI. ' Boxiui : A Stjuatl (2, nicrals (2); Soccer 1) A ' dT ' v Nu- Class (2). • fl f I ' I ' I ' ' ■ I ' I ' I ' ! ■ r I ' r ' i - ' -J W 1900, Feb. 19. Island of Tutuila and Sa- moan group placed under control of the Navy Depart- ment r f T ' ij Tv r ' f fu r uLLJii ' r ii ' John Joseph ' I ' ciiison New York, New York " Jerry " " Jack " JERRY came thundering into our midst with all that vitality and confidence of youth, this " Salty " son of little ' ole New York, to spend his six strenu- ous months as a " Prcpper " in Crabtown all in vain. Our little fiddler knew all the tricks of the mighty first class long before he donned his first suit of white works. And did he get into hot water very often? Not so you could notice it! Jerry is a great little anticipator all right and sure knew the A. B. C. ' s of plebedom. You can see him coming a mile away — you know, that Broadway swagger that is developed by subway jams — and his welcoming smile does credit to his sunny nature. Full of pep, vigor, and life always — that ' s Jerry all over. Ask him sometime what he thinks of ice skating? He ' ll give you an ear full, you bet. The boy has his troubles though, — he finds it hard to choose between being a snake, a fiddler, a ball player, and maybe a star man. He ' s full of possi- bilities but this Navy life seems to keep him filled with too many sticks in the fire — Jerry has to be given credit for handling them all pretty cleverly. " What is your weakness, mister? " You ' re right — blondes ; he became inflicted with the terrible malady during his notorious career as a " ratey " Youngster. Depend on Jerry though to take care of number one — he ' s sure no babe in the woods. 5 Edward ' tadiso7i Qondra Jr. Ch.attanooga, Tennessee " EdiVn " YOUNGSTER year, when the newly estab- lished aviation course materialized beyond the scuttle butt dope stage Ed no longer entertained the hankering for the life afloat. Instead of hoeing that spud patch in the backwoods near Chattanooga in his younger days he had always answered the lure to the woodshed where his beloved rubber-band propelled models were made. On second? Why, that ' s Eddie Condra, our all- around man. Steady and dependable, that ' s Eddie. Plays most anywhere except behind the plate. Only two things he will no longer chance in his life, having nearly been ruined by both. Catching the first, a blonde the second. Just radiates Southern hospitality. Hear him: " Sure — Tennessee hills — that ' s life, man. " Very domestic — love in a cottage is his ideal. Studies? Hear him further: Sure — always stay around a 3.0 — more I bone, less I make — let ' s knock oi?. Hit an English tree once " V ' oungster year and still wears the scar. Neither snake nor Red Mike — one of Kipling ' s disciples — takes it where it finds him. Excellent company and equally at ease dragging from either North or South of the line. Aspires to football fame — will wear no award till he wins his Block N. In this, as in most of his worth-while ambitions, he aims high. Baseball: Class (. 2. 1): Ja:: Band (2, 1); Orchestra: (4, }, 2, 1). i m U. S. S. BARRY— After Commodore John Barry, one of the first men to hold a commission in the Navy. He captured the first Navy prize, the Brit- ish schooner Edward, 1776. In a later engagement, he was severely wounded, being one of the bravest of officers. (Destroyer No. 248) Football: A Squad (■ , .?. 2. 1) Naiy Numerals (4, 3, 2, IJ; Baseball: A Squad (4, i. 2, 1) Block N (3. 2) N star (3) Cahtain (1) Navy Numerals (1). vftv A 1,1 w v v w r r f •y—r nr 190 0, March 13. Navy General Board organized to aid Secretary of the Navy conduct war against Spain T ' aul T av ' id G ross Lebanon, Pennsylvania " Rodney " " Sir Rodney de Grasse " " P. D. " DURING his youth Rodney profited by the usual jolts and developed far beyond his years in the practical things. It has taken him but a short time to realize that his ambition is to be a good Naval Officer. Sir Rodney has a very pleasing personality — everyone is glad to call him friend. Here is a rare combination of humor and pessimism. He is as changeable as the sea. It is a treat to be near him when he is happy — his laugh is quite famous and contagious. But, on the other hand, he can be so gloomy and discouraged at times that he is hardly the same boy. However, these moods are few and far between and of short duration. Generally when we see a tall youth with his crown- ing glory of golden red hair and wearing his ever- ready smile enter the room we can draw back our chairs and prepare for some hearty entertainment. P. D. has suffered the misfortune of being unsat- isfactory several times in his lessons but he has always made a good mark the last month and passed with a fair margin of safety. All that is admired in a man, for his courage, manliness, stubborn determination and trtie-blue qualities — is Rodney. The Service will profit by having such a man wear- ing the Blue and Gold. -) Walter Lewis John ayler Lebanon. Pennsylvania " Walter ' " W. L. J f THIS durin young gentleman was born and reared iruig his boyhood days in Lebanon. While attending the public schools he won the reputation of possessing extraordinary brilliance. He is very versatile and can act any part from that of an artist and writer to that of a barber. However, it soon became time for him to look into the future for his life ' s work and he finally decided he wanted to follow the profession of arms with a naval career. He was appointed from Lebanon and entered the Academy immediately after being grad- uated from high school. At the Academy he also was found to stand out among his fellow men with his brilliant ways. He was always in a jolly mood, kind and congenial toward all — ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need of it. He would sacrifice almost anything for a friend in an unselfish manner. He is a great lover of music, nature and art. He is one whom all would like to have as a shipmate and friend. As a man he is very courageous, having a calm disposition and self-control. He has a very strong character the principles of which are good and he does not fail to live up to them. TT! TJ. --£ S. S. HOPKINS— Alter Commodore Esek Hopkins, who was commander-in- chief of the Continental Navy, 1775, the only officer of the Navy to hold that rank. He successfully harassed the enemy during the Revolution, cap- turing valuable prizes. (Destroyer No. 2m r- ' ' ■ T t T TT JT- TTT- TI 324 f r r f f r r f r r ' -r r f r K f r . 1900, May 29-Aug. 14. United States Marine Guard be- sieged at United States Legation, Felling, by Boxers Qusta-ve ' ry iolf Lofberg Oakland, California " Gus " " Sivedf " AS: l o S a lineal descendant of Lief Ericsson and other Id Norse sea-wolves, Gus has followed his |i — 4 v i natural destiny in taking up the profession of sea- faring. He comes direct from the shores of Lake Michigan and while he doesn ' t deny that he re- ceived his start as a fresh water sailor, ambition leads him to the briny deep to become a real deep- water seaman. It is confidently expected that he will achieve his ambitious ends, as he is a hard worker, loyal to friends, and knows the way around. An admirable sense of modesty betrays him into de- nying many of his fine qualities, but those who know him are quick to assert that Gus is sound timber. As proof of this, be it noted that the wild and wicked cities of Gertebourg and Antwerpen didn ' t lead him astray, that is not very far astray. But enough of praise. Gus has many faults and weaknesses and he meets more at every hop. Weak- nesses, to be sure, which he has often struggled to overcome, with but varying success, for the girls will write and Gus is human. He also carries generosity to an extreme and has on many occasions saved the party from financial, social and civil dis- aster. Still we hesitate to count such big-hearted- ness among his faults. Happiness and good luck are sure to follow him through life and success must surely crown his naval career for he was right when he told the English soldier: " I ' m one of those military blokes myself. " John Qlenii ( McQlaughry PoNTiAC, Illinois " Mac " " Joe " " Jack " HERE is the boy the world has been waiting for. Tall, handsome, a craving for girls and excitement are only a few of his faults. Being a Scotchman, he is a strong admirer of everything Scotch, particularly the bonnie banks of the Clyde. Mac came to the Navy from the wilds of Canada and from the great corn belt of Illinois. In spite of his apparent aptitude for the fields he is very metropolitan and a strong Navy man. When you hear someone griping because the modern navies require too much mathematics, there will be no use to look around for it will only be Joe on his periodical moan. Youngster Sep Leave he returned determined to be a swimmer because he had fallen for the girl champion fish. Since then he has tried his hand at most all the sports at least long enough to become acquainted with the coach. His wanderings have taken him from Canada to Africa and his occupations have varied from farmer to seaman, but he is in the Navy to stay. What this will lead to we cannot venture to prophesy, but we are confident that some day his blue flag will fly from the main truck and " when things go wrong they ' ll send for Joe McClaughry. " Foothail: Class (1); Soccer: Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (1). U. S. S. LAWRENCE— After Captain James Lawrence. He first distinguished himself at Tripoli. He died on board his ship, the Chesapeake, after her memorable fight with the Shannon, 1813. His dying words were; " Don ' t give up the ship. " (Destroyer No. 250) Soccer: Class Numerals (1); Track: Lloss (-i); Szi ' immmg : Class (4). A 325 CcirshaU Lawrence Smith San Francisco, California " Smithy " " Porky " A NATIVE son of that state made famous by the free lectures of its inhabitants, he was educated in San Francisco. Militarism held a heavy appeal for him, and his appointment to the Naval Academy came as a direct result of his success in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. He entered the Academy direct from the National Guard Camp in Southern California. Smithy ' s life at the Academy has been marked by many trials and sufficient triumphs to stand as testimony to his ability at hard thinking in time of trouble. (He has often run afoul of the Executive Department, sometimes successfully and other times — but that is another story). He has learned to use the sword in a manner equal to his familiarity with the pen. His tennis has ever been a strong point with him. Marshall seriously reminds us of the optimistic friendly character in popular novels, for he is al- ways in a likable mood, and the only time the smile is invisible is when his curly hair hides it. The strength of his good fellowship is manifested in his hearty handshake, that keeps even the Plebes from trying to be too friendly. His optimism has made him a friend to all of his less fortunate classmates who may be in trouble and his aptitude for giving a cheerful word when it is most needed has earned for him a place of higli esteem. c Qharles Joscpli Skclly San Francisco, California " Charlie " " Speed " " Harl " HARLIE takes charge! Yes, he unceremoni- ously assumes responsibility with such calm de- meanor and confidence that we are more than pleased to place matters in his hands. Looking backward a few years one finds Charlie in San Francisco, his home-town and birthplace, as an ambitious scholar and athlete at Saint Ignatius High School. Those who are inclined to doubt the " ambitious " part of it woxild be convinced by a glance at the cup and numerous medals nestled away in the Skelly home. One bright Saturday noon during Youngster year while the Commandant and his staff were minute- ly inspecting " all hands " they chanced to come upon Charles Joseph. The Commandant stopped, as did also his staff, and all eyes were turned upon the un- comfortable youngster. " Your name? " queried the Commandant. " Skelly, sir! " " That is a very fine posture you have, Mr. Skel- ly, keep it up and you will have five stripes some day! " With each succeeding year the grade was safely made, as perseverance coupled with determination are a hard combination to beat. Perhaps that is why he was so hard to pass on the cinder track, why he made good at everything he undertook here and why he is so well liked and respected- Tciuiis: A Sqmid (2, 1) B Squad (3): Rifle: Class (2); I ' ciicini : .1 S ' liuad (2, 1) D S(!und (■!. 3) Class Numerals (3); Gyinbluina: Cast (3J. 1 r r- r r r " f r- V. S. S BELKNAP— After Rear Ad- miral George Eugene Belknap. In 1856 he took part in engagements at Canton, China. He served actively in the Civil War, commanding the Cano- nlcus, from which he fired the last gun at the defense of Charleston. (De- stroyer No. 251) r= z 326 r V t ' r ' r ' f r ' r f !■ f r i r j ' I ' f i f f ' f ' f r f f r ' r ' f 19 02. Eruption of Mount Pelee; Navy relieved distress of inhabitants of sur- rounding country- side Plantersville, Alabama " Stun " " Pick " AFTER four successful years at the Dallas County High School Sam decided to try his hand in the Navy. So far he has been a marked suc- cess. His sunny smile, which symbolizes his south- ern state, has helped, — in fact, it has gone far to- ward producing those satisfactory marks. Academi- cally speaking, " Pick " always keeps his head above the water. Of course there were times when math had him below the surface, but not for long. Op- timism and determination cannot be downed. Football is his pick of sports. No doubt his six- foot frame had something to do with that selection, still other things besides muscle are necessary, and they were not lacking. For diversi on during the winter months he shows a strong leaning toward the rightfully called sport " The Suicide Club, " — water polo. Constancy is his byword, yet upon occasions (said occasions decided by a very fair femme) he would step forth in his best bib and tucker and glide through a waltz or fox-trot. A very obliging fel- low, this Alabaman. Seldom have we seen a man who promises better material for the Navy or who is more anxious to succeed in his chosen profession. Needless to say we are proud of the fact that he is one of us. His high ambitions and noble ideals will carry him through a successful career. To a man, we wish vou good luck, " Sambo. " J Jesse S trot her ( ook, Jr. Erlanger, Kentucky " Bill " " Jess " " Cookie " ESS obtained a Hying start by being valedictorian of his High School class and by weathering the prep course at Bobbie ' s War College. Since then the Class of 1027 has held him as its own and his characteristic Southern drawl, together with his will to conquer with as little output of labor as pos- sible, have made him one of the outstanding mem- bers. In spite of the fact that he rests in the arms of Morpheus while we struggle with unruly probs, he neither stars nor does he bilge. Although shocked and surprised that the Navy paid very little atten- tion to his fair State ' s beautiful " bosses, " Jess cheer- fully went in for the next best thing that was offered. He has been a wonderful asset to the track team. Besides varsity activities, the trumphs of some of our class teams are monuments to his determina- tion and organizing ability. Jess did find, however, that the Navy, too, was interested in the fair and beautiful so he made no effort to throw off the shackles that bound him to the more gentle sex. Jess boasts a wit that would be a credit to any son of Erin, and an invincible optimism. He is even able to dismiss the greatest of tragedies with a mere, " No mail to-day. Well, what do you know about that? Lend me vour Cosmo, will vou? " Track: Class (4, ) Manager Varsity (1) Manager Class (3); Bowling: Class (2, 1) Manaticr Class (1); Cross Coun- try: Manager Varsity (1). ■• FW " P • l-„;VTT_ n r f r f ff ' f f f f ' y t ; ' 1903, July 7. Joint board organized to handle matters re- lating to the coop- eration of the Army and the Navy Clarence Sdward Cortne ' CoRTNER, Tennessee " Smut " " Dude " " Mary " THIS young man hails from the sunny part of Tennessee and we must admit that it has en- dowed Smut with a sunny disposition. After tak- ing his earlier education at Bryson College, Smut felt like he could tackle the Navy, — so about the middle of Plebe Summer we find him all set to conquer the waves and already fixed with the sobri- quet " Mary. " Later the upper classmen changed this to Smut and from then on it has been Smut this and Smut that, according to the femmes. The other fellow ' s girl, " Ah, there ' s Smut ; wait a min- ute, Johnny, I ' ve got to see Smut. " Lawdy! but who could resist that pair of dimples set in a smiling face and topped by a knot of blonde hair. Smut has never attempted an athletic career — reason — too lazy. As for Academics, " Say! that blooming prof won ' t take a thing I say " — yet he al- ways has a fair average. The profession of law lost a good man for from past instances Smut has proved very decisively that he is some sea-lawyer. Wait! one failure, for he couldn ' t prove to the Duty Officer that smoking in the corridor was harmless. Result, ship. Though he is inclined to be a bit non-regulation, yet he has those fundamental characteristics that make a gentleman ; and we wish for Smut a hearty success in the Fleet. " Aw, c ' mon Ducky, gimme a skag! " Roy Scott Fayetteville, Tennessee " Octavius " " Nigger Boy " LOOK him over carefully, folks — a rare speci- men. They broke the mold when they made The sport he likes best is sleep. Every night when study call sounded he would open his book, lean his head on his arm, and sleep. At release he would awake long enough to take two steps to the bed. With shoulders drooped, eyes dim, and with an expression of being ruined for life Scotty enters the room. " What ' s the matter with Octavius? " " Wanta buy a suit of service? " " What, surely you are not resigning? " " No, but I hit the weekly tree. " When the monthly marks are posted — Scott, 3.2 1 Always on hitting the room after a delivery of mail: " What, no letters today? They must have hidden them under the blotter. Not there! Screaming cats ! What have they done with them ? " If he stays in the Service he is going in for sub- marines, for he has had three years of practical work with the sub squad. " Doggone it! I drank all the water in the pool tonight. " Never an athlete, never a star, but withal a man, every inch of him. Kind and sympathetic, a friend tried and true, the Service will gain a bit by virtue of the man within him. Masqiicradcrs (2). Z=S V. S. S. McCALLA— After Rear Ad- miral Bowman H. McCalla. He was twice advanced for eminent and con- spicuous conduct In battle, 1898, 1901. He engaged in the relief column un- der Seymour, receiving meritorious mention for service in Cuban waters. (Destroyer No. 253) 328 1904, April 13. Ex- plosion of powder in a turret on the U. S. S. Missouri. Four officers, 14 men killed " V LLfUUlJl r I " Qlynti Robert ' Donaho NORMANGEE, TeXAS " Donk " EY, DONK! Ya sat? " This shining light of the academic world is 4 none other than the Texas lad who, four years ago, V never dreamed of once leaving his fair state and who today has seen more territory than a traveling salesman. The Executive Department knows very little of " Donk " except that he is among us, but any one of the Academic Departments can give you his whole history. He has made himself famous by not being satisfied with the ordinary number of ex- ams and has been present three times when re- exams were issued to the chosen few, thereby hold- ing the class record in that activity. All shaved, a little hair tonic scattered about, shoes shined and clothes spotless and " Donk " is ready for anything. Early in his career he belonged to the brotherly organization of Red Mikes — but not for long. On Saturday nights he can usually be found showing some fair partner the latest steps. Dame Rumor has circulated the dope that " Donk " uses a telephone directory for his correspondence list — any number of A. M. C. ' s believe it whether it be true or not. Through his good nature, quiet manner, willing- ness to help, and never say die spirit Donk has made many friends who wish him the best of luck in his future work, whether it be in the Navy, Marine Corps, or the U. S. S. Outside. Doyh NoRMANGEE, TeXAS " Ducky " Tex " " O AY, have you heard the latest dope? " " Gimme O a skag, somebody. " Then all hands stand by for the latest scuttle butt dope, because " Ducky " is among the first to pick it up. Four long years ago, this lad wandered away from the state where men are men, so he claims, to pledge his life to the sea. When you see a man coming down the corridor with a peculiar walk, and a carefree look — that ' s " Ducky, " nicknamed during Plebe year on account of the above-men- tioned walk. When he started his career as a pampered pet of Uncle Sam, he was a staunch believer that all women were fickle, and being a " Red Mike " was the safest. Along came Youngster year, and Easter leave some Crab gave him a come-and-get-me look and he hasn ' t been normal since. One seldom finds him boning but he generally draws a lucky slip in class. Just tell him he passed a math exam and his face becomes wreathed with a smile, even bringing to light a couple of wonderful dimples. Just let some one mention Youngster Cruise, and he starts off bemoaning the day he stayed out in a motor-sailer for six hours, grappling for the lost anchor. However, he is not a drawback when there is any fun to be had, and by his winning personality he makes friends with al l who come in contact with him. ci3::€5t= - • - nr RODGERS- TT : TTTTTTttlirr-TTT -n-l-T- tJ. S. S. RODGERS— After Commo dore John Rodgers. During the War of 1812, he commanded the President and captured twenty-three vessels. It was bis campaign in the Chesapeake that saved Baltimore and delayed the fall of Washington. (Destroyer No. 254) , V TTTrrTTf . , iTTTyrrm. 1 TTTTT TTTTTTTTTTTT? TTT i 329 r f f r ■ f f r ' r-r-r !■ f i n r ' n f f f r 1905, Dec. 28-JuIy 9, 1906. Voyage of the U. S. Drydock Dewey from Chesa- peake Bay to Olon- gapo, P. I. Jaime Sabater Mayaguez, Porto Rico " Don Jaiiiu " " Jim " " T ON JAIME, " with the captivating brown i eyes and the smile the ladies can ' t resist. He doesn ' t try to be a snake but he " just can ' t help it. " He shows such an utter nonchalance to- ward the members of the fairer sex that we suspect that there is some seiiorita waiting back home under the palm trees of sunny Porto Rico. Jim ' s knowledge of infantry drill and his skill with the rifle made him a marked man Plebe Sum- mer, but he cares more for his fun than a grease mark, so he has since had many periods of extra instruction in infantry. " You rate anything you can get away with " was one of the first things he learned Plebe Year — and many applications of the broom only strengthened his belief in that adage. " Sabatini " has never taken his academics very seriously and his tendency to strum his guitar during the Dago study hour has placed his roommate in the anchor section in that subject. However, he is always there in a pinch ; by the side of his friends in trouble and in fun. It! ii (•tf John Qalv ' in " J tiiim Prescott, Arkansas " ] riSTER : IUNN, come down with It J. " Mister Speaker, mister speaker, you — " " Now Mister Munn, you keep your eyes to the front! Don ' t look at me! " And so Tobby was always interrupted in delivering his Arkansas ora- tion. Here is a man who came back from Young- ster Sep leave with an undivided heart. In fact he never takes femmes seriously, though second-class crin ' se had a positive reaction on his attitude to- ward all things beautiful. Perhaps we should give some credit to sunny California, ever since, he has been running the marathon at 12:30 P. M. on hop nights. His carefree attitude made of him one of the most persistent members of such organizations as the extra duty and awkward squads. A fervent admirer of Cosmo literature, his im- agination was distracted from the more profound volumes I and II of Bullard. Nevertheless he al- ways managed to come through flying colors. His unsavviness is compensated by a good deal of common sense and a will to win. He has in him the true navy spirit and a sea-going nature which marks him for success. Besides that, he is a friend whom you can trust to the end, may the weather be clear or dark. We hope to enjoy Tobby s cheery companionship for many years to come. " What? No mail Boxinij : I ;sYc j±v I ' TL f r V f f I ' I ' f f r I 1905, Navy ren- dered reliei to the stricken sufferers after the earth- quake at Valpa- raiso, Chile James Johnston rJJ i ' CcRohcrts St. Louis, Missouri " Ji n ny " " Ulac ' t; ' HE cherubic countenance and spontaneous outbursts of this typical Scotchman who had the true Plebe spirit, " You rate everything you can get away with, " made him a popular Plebe. He soon became inured to demerits, extra duty, work- outs and ' oiuigsters, but let it be added to his credit that he has never attempted to suppress the above-mentioned spirit in those following him. Jim- my says what he thinks and is ready to back up his statements. He is engaged in a constant struggle with the Academics, always coming out topside by acquiring the necessary velvet through a remarkable capacity for ferreting out and absorbing " dope. " Studying, however, is secondary to athletics and social activi- ties, and Mac is seen at every hop, with or without a drag, the which he chooses with a careful eye and treats with the proper indifference that makes them come back again. Add to this his rosy cheeks, baby blue eyes and hair that will not stay down, and his popularity with girls is obvious. In regard to athletics, soccer is his forte; wres- tling during the winter months, and lacrosse in the spring, keep him busy. The handicap of his small stature is overbalanced by hard fighting and good sportsmanship. These same qualities will see him through when he shoulders greater responsibilities after entering the Fleet. ft! zArthur Samuel Qirter Marinette, Wisconsin " Nick " NICK forsook the lumber camps of Northern Wisconsin, after being everything from a sorter to a boss, to become a sailor. He liked the water, having paddled many miles on the Great Lakes, and resolved to be the skipper of a real ship that sailed in salty water. His early days were spent in the schools of Mari- nette, where he enjoyed himself by carrying birds to school, and watching them fly in the Auditorium during assembly. His life at the Academy has been one of ease. He started out with ' 26, but took English too light- ly. As a result, he spent a vacation in Marinette. He came back with ' 27 for another try. And since then studies have never bothered Nick. If he goes unsat in three of the " acs, " he figures that he is still sat in one and has only three to pull up. As a charter member of the radiator club ; sub, weak, and extra duty squads, he is always trying to " fool ' em. " Nick has never been the same since he spent leave in Baltimore. He has been a constant dragger since that time and a snake of no mean ability. Most of his nights are spent writing letters to the " Balti- more Girl. " An easy-going, happy-go-lucky fellow is Nick; the kind who would make a good shipmate, and who would do anything for a friend. Soccer: A Squad (3. 2, 1) Block N (1) Naz ' v Numerals (4. S. 2); Reception Committee: (2, IJ ; Gymkhana : Cast (4); Handball: Potihles Championship 2. 1). m LcoNcird Sparks ACeivhrnfiey Bi ' CKHOLTs, Texas " Tex " " Aleck " " Sparky " STAND back, ladies! You ' ll all get a chance to see him, the handsomest ranger that ever punched a cow (even if he does have to say it). After consuming eighteen bananas and two litres of water " Aleck " tipped the steelyards at exactly 114 1-2 units of the avoirdupois measure, bufifaloed the authorities and was christened a midshipman and a gentleman by act of Congress. During his six- teen summers ' sojourn in the Lone Star State " Aleck " became adapted to sleeping, eating, then sleeping again. The constancy with which he ob- tains a maximum result with a minimum-minus ef- fort and the ease with which he misses all the trees that he ' s sure to hit are unsolved mysteries. The " folks " certainly did a day ' s work when they pawned the family chaps to send Leonard north. He ' s been doing his part towards scrapping the Navy ever since. " Now, that first night of leave in Philly was a tame one ! We threw the kitchen stove through the skylight and burned the piano in the incense- burner for lack of anything to do. " " Aleck ' s " wonderful physique and athletic ability mark him as a master debater. His love of sleep and fear of mid- watches is likely to drive him into the horse-marines. " Aleck " is an ardent believer in the first half of the proverb " Early to bed and early to rise — " and every unnecessary erg that he exerts is like pulling a jaw-tooth. ft 4 Henry T ' hompson Jarrcll La Grange, Georgia " Judas " " Hank " TO say that in Hank are embodied all the finer and nobler qualities that characterize the ideal man, and to prophesy that he will some day fly the four-starred flag of Admiral of the Navy, would be a slight exaggeration. While not endowed with the fixity of purpose and the never-ceasing industry so long associated by popular fancy with the successful men of finance. Hank possesses the far more endear- ing traits of a ready wit and a good nature. His ex- pressions and actions are universally aped by his associates, which alone is ample proof of his popu- larity. He is inherently lazy and seldom bothers about the Acs. But his inexhaustible supply of flowery rhetoric has helped him over many academic obsta- cles when his failure, due to complete unfamiliarity with the subject, seemed imminent. He has confined his athletic activities to learning the breast stroke, and to pitching the Navy team out of danger when we held the smaller end of the score. The lad can surely create optical illusions with a baseball. In spite of his oft-professed aversion to matri- mony, he has a very soft spot in his heart for the fairer sex ; and he is a recognized authority on femi- nine beauty, particularly of the southern type. When he drags from Atlanta, he nearly breaks up the hop. " Time enough for that. " Sinr (4). ?:»: -- U. S. S. TURNER— After Captai Daniel Turner, who commanded the Caledonia under Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie, 1813. He was com- mended for the good management of his vessel on that occasion and later received the thanks of Congress. (De- stroyer No. 259) Baseball : A Squad (?. : Class Nuinct o .? . n (2). ) TrTTTr TTTtTTfTTTTITT-r m TTfr-- 332 f - f r ' f M r r r r -IjJ-Lj lj o f r ' r r p f« f r r ' m f r r r 1906, April 24. Re- mains of John Paul ' Jones returned from Paris and re- , interred at An- ' napolis, Maryland I Jnmcis Qreigh brewer rJ)(QcCune Cleveland, Ohio " £;■;■( " " Mac " " Scott " " Polyanna " AN American by birth, with Scotch ancestry, a Latin temper, a Venetian thirst — for romance, a Parisian appreciation of the opposite kind, and a Roman nose is our own original spice of the pro- gram. He is a lover, also a lamenter, and his ex- ploits have been varied, each climaxed by a terrific outburst of anti-feminine propaganda, to be forgot- ten with the appearance of the next " most beauti- ful. " His pranks have been far-reaching — often to the extent that he is the innocent victim of circumstan- tial evidence. With little effort he has been able to elevate the house of Satan to dizzy heights. A rush of blood to the face, of fire to the eye and the act is staged. " Soon to forgive and forget " has been his policy and many mathematical evolutions have passed his memory at such a rate as to lubricate the elusive two-five. A firm believer in horizontal abandon- ment, many study hours have found his golden sheathed mind over a pillow rather than educational volumes. Visions of bridge-building in the wilds of Argen- tine pampas, press-agenting for the Cafe de Paris and Stroheiming and the much-photographed Cali- fornia have led us to believe in a future of fame Where there is life, there is hope — is lively. for " Eric. " and man ! he JrederlcTi Lucas Litt Jr. Missouri " Luke " " Fred " ONE sunny day a tall, carefree youth arrived in our midst, all set to become a leader of men. His memories of lavender curtains, Persian rugs and morris chairs soon faded and he took up the grim responsibility of being his own valet and housemaid. Fred proved to be a savoir extraordinary. After annexing his first star he has had little difficulty in keeping " topside " academically. The night be- fore examinations usually finds him boning a Cosmo. After " plunking " through Youngster Year on the banjo he turned to art, and furnished numerous covers for the Log after thwarting the censors. Periodically, after each blighted love affair, Fred would seclude himself in his barren room and give vent to his emotions by writing poetry. Having descended from the period of Charlemagne he has never lost the temperamental and romantic nature of his ancestors. Often called a " Dreamer of Dreams, " his mind gaily flits from canoe-infested lagoons of Kansas City to Bamboo huts on the Yangstze. It is hard to fathom what life has in store for him. His talents are so varied that one may find him either pacing a quarter-deck or leading a jazz orchestra in an Apache den, — illustrating Hole- proof Hosiery or flying his own sky chariot in search of new hearts to conquer. Fred is a happy, energetic fellow, one we are proud to call a friend. - rTTT»TIHT»TITT»t TTt t: XQ, U. S. S. GILLIS — After Commodore John P. Gillis. He served with dis- tinction during the Mexican War. He accompanied the expedition to Japan under Perry, 1853, and later served in the Civil War, in which he com- manded the Montlcello and the Semi- nole ITT Crew. Class (3, 2, 1) Class Numerals (3); Track: A Squad (2. 1) Class (3) Class Numerals (3) Navy Numerals (2); Loo: Staff (2. 1) : Star (4). y . ,. f, ,. r f f r ' f f r ' r r ' -r Tim r ' . " V 1907, Dec. 16-Fel). 22, 1909. United States Battleship Fleet made world cruise of 46,000 miles r. ' 3 1 m I Theodore (jeorge Schirmeyer M-ANiTowoc, Wisconsin " Teddie " " Screwmeyer " NTRODUCING the man who introduced de- bating, a la LaFollette, to the Naval Academy. Not that there haven ' t been plenty of good de- baters before and since, but none like " Teddie. " He first won renown in this field as a bashful school boy and has continued his tactics here, to the discom- fiture of many of his classmates. In putting out the ergs he has given an example that many of us would do well to follow. No magazines during study hours for this boy. The Ac Departments have kept hot on his trail, but he has always been just one jump ahead of them. Al- though the way has been hard and often rocky, he has carried on until he has at last gained the coveted first class stripe. Yet he cannot be called a grind. Several fcm- mes have made their Annapolis debuts as the result of his bids and one of them made such a big hit that a certain other member of the Regiment stepped in and — but we must not tell secrets. When he drags he does it so intensively that he is finished for several days. Every now and then one, of his many girls, fools him, but he has plenty of reserves and is always on the lookout for more. We would like to have him on our ship be- cause he is the kind we can depend on to stick to his post in the fire-room till the main deck is awash. IVashbigton La uons Gainesville, Florida " Soapy " IF Uncle Sam had not provided a place for his " Pampered Pet, " Lamons would have put Mickie, the printer ' s devil, to shame, and Florida would now be reading a first-class paper. Each year his future hung by a balance because the M. D. ' s always pronounced him too short, but Soapy carries a rabbit foot in his pocket and conse- quently got by on re-exams. Both his extremities show marked development. Topside he has a well- arranged place which files with precision the be- witching Math, Juice, Nav, and Steam formulae and notations. When the Math Department made end runs around half our Plebe Class, Soapy con- ducted special evening workouts so that when the Ac year ended many seemingly hopeless classmates won the coveted 2.5. His long suit is writing. Youngster year he settled down to intensive Log work and he has since been one of the most active members on the staff. We often wondered why they called him Soapy. He never gets riled up like soap and, moreover, isn ' t slippery, but he has a smooth-running personality. Like most of us, he has snakish tendencies. Ve must admit it took a plebe dancing course to set the ball a-rolling. The ball is quite large now, but it is still intact in spite of the fact that it has traveled over rough spots. Generally speaking, Lamons is a con- servative. He never deviates from the straight and steady course. Basketball: Class (?) (4). Gymkhana: Cast XVrcstlin,]: Class (2): Loq Staff (2); Gymkhana : Cast (S); Star (4). zlhCilton " Theodore T)ayton Enid, Oklahoma " Daddy " " 71 . T. " DADDY has the Andrew Jackson square jaw and invincible will. When he sets his course it requires more than a hurricane to alter it. Daddy ' s chief course is morality and honesty. When he is tempted he refuses not because of the harm that may result but rather because he wishes to exercise his unyielding will. The girl that penetrates Daddy ' s iron-bound heart will be a very rare exception among women. She will have to accomplish the impossible for Daddy swears he will never marry. With all his friends ' clever scheming they can never get him to a hop or meet a girl. He claims he will al- ways be a bachelor and be the skipper of his own affairs. Responding to a desire for a greater range than the ranges of Oklahoma, Daddy came into the Navy. It has always been his ambition to be an Engineer. He likes to turn on the steam and see the wheels start to move. Daddy expects to do his share of the duty on deck, but he will be at home in the engine room. Daddy has a forceful personality and command- ing bearing. Even though he is small in stature he has a strong, stern voice coupled with a glint from steel gray eyes which demands for him respect and attention. HERE we have the Governor, a tall, husky chap from western Kansas, who is as steady and serious in purpose as the Navy itself. Guv has a spacious heart, especially for the fair ones, — girls, you all have a chance with him. This young man will figure a long time before he will spend the " lucre, " then a hop, a drag, and all his financial maneuverings have vanished. We all admire the thrift which is one of many good qualities of the Governor. Guv aims high professionally as well as in other things. He has set his course toward avia- tion and when he believes he can do a thing he usually can. We know that to be a fact. The Governor came into our midst and the Naval Service with a strong and serious intent, and we have found him good. Whether it be in work or in play our friend is a ready and capable companion to go through with it. If it be help his shipmate re- quires from solving " juice " to dragging, aye — even to being bricked the Governor is willing. If friendship and friends are the measures of suc- cess then Guv has a good start toward that goal. When you meet this westerner you instantly feel that you have found a staunch friend. " Why, she ' s not a brick ! That woman is good looking. " A Wrestlinq: Class (2). - a - i L r r ' r r r- r r r r r U. S. S. DELPHY — After Midship- man Richard Delphy, who took part in the capture of the Macedonian by the United States, 1812. Later he served on the Argus, and was killed in her engagement with the British ship Pelican, 1813. (Destroyer Ha. 261) Football: .■ Sauar! 4) B Sn " aJ (n: Track: A Squad (4. S, 2, IJ Class Nu- merals (2): Boxiyrr): A Squad (3, 2, 1) Class Xitinorals (2). t T T T T T T T r T T T T T I I I r t T t T r T T T T T T f- PSJ. r 1. 335 " •OMING from the Perry High School with meant nothing when he donned our uniform and was just a plebe. However, he brought with him the qualities which had gained him that distinction and they have marked his career at the Academy. Quick of temper, with a natural talent for destruction, it was only to be expected that he would make an athlete. Conquering that temper almost cost him his nose before he made good with the ' varsity boxers — and the temper isn ' t beaten yet. His policy academically is not to grease and not to worry. Joe never starred but anyone could rest easy with the marks he made. He doesn ' t know which is cause and which is effect, and you can wager he isn ' t worrying about that either. Dago did cause him a few wrinkles because it was all Greek to him. The Masqueraders made use of his good judg- ment rather than his good looks, and he has some of each. At every performance he was a power behind the scenes, where with the rest of the stage gang he worked all unhonored and unsung. When the Navy seeks angels instead of men and genius instead of balanced intelligence, Joe will be out of the running, but as it stands he has the qualities of an officer and those stripes are going to care for themselves. BoNHAM, Texas " Jack " ways out of ten like nine out ot every ten other boys. But that tenth thing, art, causes and covers a multitude of sins. For Jack is not only an artist of nearly professional ability, but he views life through that artistic haze which changes the appearance of everything to a certain degree. Woman, says Jack, is a thing of beauty, and he is as busy falling in love with them as they are getting married to someone else. But, still be- ing the artist, he loves them all. His skill with brush and pen have placed his services in so much demand that athletics have been out of the question, but he accidentally stopped at the wrong field one day and came home with a 1927 in soccer. That shows what he might have done if not otherwise occupied — especially in games requiring big feet. It must have been some sort of accident that got Jack into this Navy. For after a year of Electrical Engineering at Rice Institute he just sort of drifted the eighteen hundred miles to Crabtown and has not yet decided why he did not go the other way. He has drifted fairly easily through the four years here, and promises to drift as easily into an admiralcy. Much usage has brought his artistic ability to a point where it is an asset to the Navy. He sails his picture fleets into ports where they are most needed — bringing the Navy to people who have never seen the sea. Foothnll: Class (3); Track: Class (4, 3J ; Soccer: Class (2J- Boxtna: A Squad (2, I) Nary Numerals (2); Stage Canp (4, 3). w - 7° U. S. S. McDERMDT— Alter Lieuten- ant Commander David A. McDermut, who served on a number of ships in the Civil War. In 1863 he took part in the boat expedition in Sabine Pass. While on this duty he was killed in action. (Destroyer No. 262) TrT»TTTtTTTT»tltTTt TTTTTTl T1 ; Soccer: Class (3, 2, 1) Class Nu- merals (3): 1.00 Staff: (4, 3, 2, 1) Art Editor (1): Lucky Baq: Staff (1); Tri- dent: Staff (3. 2, IJ Art Editor {1); Rintj Committee: Chairman (3); Crest Committee: (4)- Ring Dance Committee: (2J; Gymkhana: Cast (4). V. MLvfc 3L « 336 n ■ f f r t ' r r r r r p 1912. E s t a b lish- ment of the naval ice patrol in the North Atlantic as an aid to naviga- 1 1 n In those waters T Sari Sa7iford ' Fiper New London, Missouri ' ■Arl " " Pipe " HIS virile, nonchalant and obliging young man confessed his faith in the guidance of the Trident, with incentives and hopes that have fol- lowed him through college and the Academy, and will follow him throughout his life. To know Earl is to admire him. He possesses a magnetic personal- ity, as is manifested when he walks down the streets of both national and foreign cities receiving greet- ings from many friends. His love affairs were somewhat diversified during college days, but not so now. The two ideals that he lives and works for and loves are, reaching the destined goal in life, and the one whom he deems sublime. Having attained these two ideals. Earl is sure that he will succeed in all other ventures. Pipe refrains from all regimental organizations, with the exception of the extra-duty squad. He has always been predominant over the would-be in- extricable studies which offer obstruction to the rest of us. As a scholar his record is enviable, as are the many good marks in the back of his four editions of " Reef Points. " Earl invariably shows due regard to the other fellow ' s feelings in all words and actions. Hosts of friends sincerely hope that he will be as success- ful in the line of duty as he has been in his life thus far completed. Best wishes for a happy and successful career. Earl. Soccer: Class (3, 2, 1) Captain Class CI) Class Numerals (3, 1); Basketball: Class (1): Lucky Ban: Staff (1); Star (4) ' . - Qharles oJKuller Heherton MuNCY Pennsylvania " Heh " " Mull " THE gift of the gods, those finely chiseled fea- tures, and that aquiline nose ! Mull fled from the state of fair women, and sought refuge within the walls of the Naval Academy, that he might en- joy the pleasures of the technical life. But before Youngster year was well under way a well-laid siege on the part of the ladies began to bear fruit, and the query, " Say, Mull, I hear you are dragging with Cornelius? " was often heard through the cor- ridors. " No, there ' s no percentage in dragging. Not even when you can put them up at the Y. W., where you can get jam on your toast. I ' ll bet that I am the last man in the class to get married. They ' re not going to get me, that ' s all. " " To invest in my monthly allotment of skags Or not, that is the question : Whether ' tis nobler to suffer The pangs of a tortured lung. Or cease to woo my Lady Nicotine? " Mull has spent a great deal of his time keeping the Fourth Classmen of his acquaintance on speak- ing terms with the Academic Department. His pro- ficiency in the more technical lines, chiefly mechani- cal drawing, has brought some well-earned recogni- tion. His athletics have been confined to the true Navy sport of swimming, in which he performed very similarly to the inhabitants of the aqueous depths. A Squad (2. 1) Class Nu- Navy Numerals (1); Class Tennis (4). =5 l«3v«Sfer 1 " r r t i - r v r r r r r ' T- 1914. Treaty with the republic o t Nicaragua to fore- stall the building of any rival water- ways Johfi JFallace jMalley Parkersburg, West Virginia Gus Brute ACCORDING to his own statement the Naval Academy profited exceedingly thereby when this blue-eyed sheik signed away his life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. So say we all who know him and count him as a friend. Somewhere back in the wilds of West Virginia John learned to play basketball and demonstrated his ability so satisfactorily as to make a place for himself on Twenty-seven ' s championship Plebe team. Outside of basketball season " Brute " is in- clined to favor the Radiator Club as the most suit- able diversion and most any Spring or Fall after- noon you may find him deeply absorbed in the thrill- ing adventures of D ' Artagnan or the Count of Monte Cristo. After a hectic Plebe Year John essayed to enter the ranks of those who drag, as distinguished from those who stag. His first attempt was a blind drag, sight imseen as ' twere, and resulted so disastrously that the fairer sex were from that time on deprived of his company. However, the wound soon began to heal and John enlisted in that company of himian vultures known as the stag line. All went well ' til Second Class Cruise. Here Cupid dealt John a body blow, causing him to fall hard for one of California ' s fair daughters. His cheerful Irish disposition and friendly nature have made him popular and well liked by his class- mates and those with whom he comes in contact. f Harold ij{loysii{s Hefiry Douglas, Wyoming " Hank " " Pat " " They needed a song-bird in the Reina, So they took our poor Harold away. " HANK entered the Academy on the 18th of July, 1923, and the Navy received its greatest pianist. But a few minutes with those ruthless barbers and he was shorn of his talents. However, there still remained that mast ery of witticisms, and the science of having a comeback. Possessed with an eternal desire and an insatiable thirst for litera- ture of the higher type, and of a religious nature, he several times well-nigh bilged himself. He felt that he owed it to his higher intellectual self to read such authors as " Nietzsche " and forced himself to do so in spite of his real but hidden nature. If the girl mentioned is from Washington he knows her, for it was there that the contented one changed to the polished gentleman of the eve- ning. Although not a shining light, he is far from wooden, and his game with the Academic Depart- ments usually leaves the chips on his side of the table. He grasps ideas at once, and this aptness has really worked against him academically. Not having to concentrate in order to understand, he did not spend enough time to retain the details. He is always ready to aid a friend or join a yarn-fest. Hank has proved himself a man hom we are proud to call a friend and a classmate. Tennis: Manager Class (I); Lacrosse: A Squad (4): Basketball: A Squad (4, 3. 1) B Squail (. ) N ' (1) Class Nu- }ncruls (S) A ' (i:-v Numerals (4, 2). - Lucky Ba " : Research Edlor: Trident Society: (1); Hof Committee: (2, 1) ; Rint] Dance Committee : (2). U. S. S. McLAWAHAN— After Passed Midshipman Tenant McLanahan. While serving in operations against Mexico, 1848, he was killed by a rifle shot. IHis captain referred to him in his report as " Gallant, unflinching, and devoted. " (Destroyer No. 264) af 338 , v p f ' ' » » ■ r ' f ri » iT 1914, April 21. U. S. fleet landed sailors and marines at Vera Cruz and took possession of the city I Joseph Wayne Earnshaw Shawnee, Kansas " Joe " " Erny " N grammar school at Shawnee, a pretty little suburban town near Kansas City, Joe had an easy time. But it was found that the co-ed system was not for his betterment, hence his high school career was pursued away from the fairer sex and he made an enviable scholastic record at Rockhurst Academy in Kansas City. Long had the dream of being a military hero haunted Joe and it was his desire from boyhood to enter the Point. When the opportunity of becoming a Naval Officer came to him, however, he lost no time in making his decision to take advantage of it. His change of plans has never been regretted because he has had a pleasant time here regardless of the fact that he has remained true to the " girl back home " and that the sub-squad has caused him some little worry ; but he has found out that the Academy is but a stepping-stone to the Marines, in which he intends to spend his future life. It is because of his sterling qualities as an acquaintance, as a friend, as a roommate, and as a man that the Navy will be the loser when he becomes a Marine. " You don ' t know the code. " Jerol ' Davis Overfelt RoswELL, New Mexico " Catfish " THE profs and D.O. ' s have known him as Mr. Overfelt, but to the hosts of us who are more than glad to have him as a real friend he will always be Catfish. In a certain little Missouri town Ferol started on his way to fame at seventy-five cents a week. New Mexico also claims him and it was while in that state that Catfish heard and obeyed the call of the sea. He prepped a year at New IMex- ico ]VIilitary Institute and then came to Annapolis to show us that the coveted four-O is not so hard to get after all. His former experiences as a waiter in a restaurant in Paris (?), as a coal miner in New Mexico, and as a National Guardsman in ac- tive duty have all helped to make his hectic Plebe year just another " thing " to be endured. From the beginning Ferol has proved his worth. Not satis- fied with leading the class, he has helped many others. By the help of his extra instruction many under classmen as well as classmates have been saved from the Academics. Inspired by Decatur ' s " No Officer should wear a sword unless he can use it, " Catfish has shown us that fencing is not a lost art. Ferol is a hard worker as his excellent record shows. Looking ahead a few years we can see flying over the most regulation, the most efficient, the tautest and the happiest fleet, the flag of Admiral " Catfish " Over- felt. Boxing: Manager Clc- s (2). v - 11. S. S. EDWARDS— After Midship, man William W. Edwards, who served gallantly until his death in the War o( 1812. In 1813, while attached to the Argui, he took part in the en- gagement with the Pelican, in which action he was killed. (Destroyer No. 265) • ' T T ? T " ■ Fencing: A Squad (2, 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4) Narv Numerals (3, 2) Star (4, i. 2. 1) Secretary Class (3. 2, 1). 339 ' I f r ' r ' f f ' f f ! ■ r r f r mr , 1914, Aug. 15. The Panama Canal, completed alter years of hard and difficult labor, was opened to traffic oh hn (iAlexa?ider Milburn Washington, District of Columbia " Milly " 1 • ' Mouse ' WHEN this polished youth entered the fair portals of Uncle Henry ' s School for Boys the Nation ' s Capitol lost another debonair man of the world. His precious education consisted of Tome, Emerson Institute and the hard school of the grid- iron. The Navy should be grateful to these insti- tutions for the fine foundations of at least one of her future officers. Milly is a consistent worker. His enthusiasm is boundless and where such energy comes from is as- tonishing, even though the toils of the Academy are long and hard. A firm believer in a society for the prevention of examinations for Midshipmen, how- ever, he perseveres with the rest and always comes out with colors flying. Should you ask if he has a hobby, any one would in all probability reply, " Just drop in any study hour and see the old boy boning financial magazines and planning some imaginary move of the market. " He is a true Navy man with a personality that can- not be equaled. Once an athlete, always an athlete, in spite of the efforts of the Math Department to disprove it. There is always some reason, good or bad, for not winning the coveted " N, " but this cannot be laid to lack of ability on the Mouse ' s part. In any sport Milly is an aristocrat and well deserves the title. S f f r ' ' f ' r f f r ' f f f Harlan (iM artm ' Thorpe Lead South Dakota Jim ONE hot July morning Harlan Martin Thorpe bade farewell to a town famous for its gold- mines to follow the profession of his ancient ances- tors. After a career at the high school that was as athletic as it was academic, our fair one received his appointment and headed East to win additional honors. Harlan has always been one of the observ- ing type and was papped while displaying this char- acteristic at his very first formation. Needless to say, Plebe year has many other beautiful memories. Bulky letters are his favorite hobby, though he hasn ' t a line at all. Jim is one of those lucky fel- lows who attract 3.4 ' s just as easily and consistently as his room-mates hit the trees. Perhaps his real success lies in the fact that he is a chap who knows when and how to work or play. Sincerity is his most outstanding characteristic. There is little wonder that he gets results. A pleasing personality combined with a willingness to help a friend has won for him many friends. It is rumored that his chief form of amusement is a good old " yam-fest. " Almost any evening during the cruise he may be found sitting in on a long " jamoke " session. Jim is the best of sports, liked by all, and one whose company is sought at all times. His success is a prophecy and his example is such that anyone would do well to follow it. Football: A Squad (4) Class (1) Class Numerals (1); Baseball: A Squad (4) Class (3, 2) A Squad (1). - 2= Dc: r-llil n. S. S. GREENE— After Commander Samuel Dana Greene, who was execu- tive officer of the Monitor during her historic engagement with the Merri- mac, 1862, during which he assumed command of the Monitor after Com- mander Worden bad been wounded. (Destroyer No. 266) Football: Class (1) Luckv (2. 1). Ban: Staff - ■ . W w =:ir 340 THE ADMIRAL = 341 L ' Howard Qhiptnan ' z dams Salt Lake City, Utah " Harry " " Rozy " IKE young Lochinvar he came out of the West and abandoned his horse for a ship. A glimpse in his diary shows progress that is steadily upward, a victory over double pneumonia Young- ster cruise — a habitual victory over the Academics, — and girls, — he still has his miniature. Gifted with an easy control of the language he is both per- suasive and communicative. And his " Where ' s my mail? " is always greeted with a laugh, for we all know he should have some. As a spreader of good tidings he is famous though he never saw a scuttle- butt luitil Youngster cruise. " Have you heard the latest dope? No? Well, here ' s the data. " His workouts are his hobby, never missed a day since Plebe summer and usually may be seen swim- ming around in the new pool. From the sweet innocence of Plebe year to the maturity of the First classman he has successfully maintained communi- cations with la femme; although suffering a relapse second class year, thereby dragging heavy, an eye refraction and a pair of spectacles put him back on his feet. The most noticeable of his characteristics is his outlook on life. No wrinkles mar his brow and a carefree life is his. Laugh it off or what have you. " For if she be not for me, What care I for whom she be. " ffl lArthur Edward Locscr Rochester, New York " Art " " Kid " YOU will always find Art near the water. First it was the Atlantic, near Rahway, New Jersey, where he was born, and Jersey City, whose schools gave his keen mind its first training. Later it was Lake Ontario, where for two years he attended Rochester College, playing hard at football, track and his favorite, swimming. Art doesn ' t know what an idle moment is ; outside of those long study hours his time and energieis have been devoted to football, lacrosse, and his water sports, swimming, water polo, and crew. When it comes to women, Art says that they are entirely out of the picture, and yet when the Superintendent gave the " A " squad their annual reception Art had the fairest little lady present. He also wields a wicked banjo and his reputation of being a " player " at beach parties followed him even as far south as Crabtown. What his heart thinks his tongue speaks, and when once he sets his mind on anything he carries it through with a great zest. At this transit from learning to doing we see a four-square man ever giving his all to each phase and problem of life that confronts him, and always willing to take his share of the load. Life lias given no more to Art than you or me — perhaps less — but his indomitable spirit and tireless efforts in striving to attain ideals have brought him to the top in studies, in athletics, and into the hearts of those who know him. Soccer: Clnx.r (2. 1) Class Nutncrals (I): Ihmliiiii: Class (2); Lmltv Ban: Stag (1): Kcccption Cammillcc (2, 1); Iil»a Dance Contntittcc (2); Gyni- khana: Business Committee (3, 2). -. s r r- n r f r r r rj? U. S. S. BALLARD— After Midship man Edward J. Ballard. He served the Chesapeake under Lawrence, 1813 He was killed during the early part of the engagement between that vessel and the British ship Sh ' innon. (De- stroyer No. 267) 11 ' ' ' - Football: A Squad (S) B Squad (2) Navy Xumcrals (3) Class Numerals (2); Szcimminff: A Squad (3, 1) Plcbc Team Navy Numerals (4, 3) ; Soccer: Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Water Polo: A Squad (3) Navy A " - merals (3); Mandolin Club (3, 2. 1): Star (4. 3), il Ife ,. r. r f r r i f ,t:- ' r ' L I I ■ p tt n »i »i i i t« 1915, Feb. 19. Ger- man submarine for the first time tor- pedoed neutral ves- sel (Norwegian) without warning 2 Tctcr Kat% JVells Washington, D. C. " Pete " " P. K. " TWENTY-ONE or two years ago out in Salt Lake City, Utah, we found Pete astounding his family with new ideas. In school he was President of the City Council Clan and learned his art of ora- tory. Somewhere along there he moved to Wash- ington and took a great interest in all school ac- tivities. After a few choices he decided on a Naval career and after a few weeks at Devitts he entered the Academy. Plebe year he was discovered by the upper class- men and the next year by his classmates. This light-haired youth had suddenly thrust himself into our hearts and we couldn ' t pry him loose. He was always gaining new friends and we found in him a man of ideas. Here was a man who thought deeply, acted quickly but not without good judg- ment. He was elected to the Hop Committee and then when we wanted a man with a clear head with novel ideas who would carry out with forceful argu- ments what he thought was best our first and final choice was Peter, for he embodied all the qualities, tact, perseverance, novelty, and a good business head that we required. There is another side to Pete that rebels at old- fashioned ideas and theories. From his wide read- ing he has acquired many thoughts that clash with the old standards. Thus we see a care-free lad who is always ready for a good time. B y}(Cart ' ni Jay Lawrence Bellows Falls, Vermont " Martie " ORN in Vermont, in Vermont he remained until he chose the Navy for his profession. He went through grammar and high school in Bellows Falls ; in high school he was president of his class (it took us two and one-half years to find that out, however) . The two years following high school he spent at Vermont University, where, with a fine disregard of the spirit of the age, he acquired more than a faint smattering of academic knowledge. In the way of athletics he garnered for himself a sprig of laurel by doing things in baseball. And at the Academy we have watched Larry for four years — we have cruised with him, played with him, and studied with him. We like and admire him. Through Plebe and Youngster years we frowned our disapproval when he looked with favor upon civilian life — and we gave noiseless cheers when he finally determined that his place was in the Service. We have made envious fun of his New England characteristics, but we have not changed them. For Larry is what he is and for that we like him, and for his enthusiasm, and perseverance, and vigor also. We have confidence in Larry; he has a quiet way of accomplishing things; a thing must be done and he does it. He is cheerful when he has good reason not to be ; there is no needless growling in Larry, he takes things as they come. Sii ' imming : Class (3. 2, 1) Captain (2) Class Numerals (2); Water Polo: Class (4); Hop Committee (2) Ring Committee (2) Rinq Danee Committee (2). - r- r r i r r r mr TJ. S. S. SHUBRICK— After Rear Ad- miral William Braniord Shubrick, who received a medal for his service in the War of 1812. He received command of the Pacific Squadron in 1847, in which capacity he took part in the Mexican War. (Destroyer Tfo. 268) Baseball: A Squad (3. 2. 1) Class (4) Navy Numerals (3, 2) Class Numerals (4) Captain Class (4). 343 I r f f r M l- !■ I r r f r f j 1915, May 1. The American steam- ship Gulflight was torpedoed and sunk by a German sub- marine ??T!o -I-l fi r ' t f i ' f ! ■ I ' ! ■ r I ' I ' I ' ' iW Noble lVay?ie Lowrie ScRANTON, Pennsylvania " Sunshine " " Rabbit " NOBLE was born in Scranton, and attended grammar and high school there. He had the honor of being made the class prophet upon his graduation from the latter school. Noble probably missed his calling when he did not become an efficiency expert. For him, life is too short and too full of possibilities to lose a second. While dressing, he reads ; he even used to solve math problems from memory after turning in at night. He was always on very good terms with the whole Academic Department. Early in his Second Class year a misfortune befell Noble which, had it happened to many of us, would probably have terminated our naval careers. A broken ankle sustained while playing soccer forced him to spend four months in the hospital, but in spite of this he managed to come through with a very good class standing for the year. " Have you got any chow, Noble? " This call could be heard at any hour of the day in the vicinity of Noble ' s room. Sunshine came of the clan of the Noble Waynes, famed for providing the most wonderful food for all hands at all times. Somehow or other, the feminine world seemed to have conceived the idea that the way to Noble ' s heart was through his stomach, so the mails were always cluttered with dainties for Bancroft Hall. Arthiir Kendrich £hle Fort Myer, Virginia " Bud " " Artie " " Eely " " Where are you from, Artie? " " Now that is the question. " ARTIE is a widely traveled man, being at home on the East Coast, West Coast, or the middle of the United States. It must be this that gives him a cool, cosmopolitan air, making him seem distant at first. It is not a little deceiving, for his friends are as many as his demerits are few. He is wont to say " bilged again. " But that goes to show he has a grave disposition, not that he is wooden, for he is just the opposite. Irresponsibility and shiftlessness never were a part o f his makeup. He is keen for sports, preferring playing to watching. Be it spring or fall, he is out taking part in some athletics, and it is not just to build up his physique, for he likes to be eternally busy. And Bud is always ready for a share in the fun. Not a Snake, nor a Red Mike, but a happy medium. He likes to dance now and then, and has no trouble inducing the fair ones to come to Annapolis. He knows something of their ways, and makes an impression with the chaperon as well as the " dear little thing. " A fine roommate, and a staunch friend, he takes life seriously. We are sure his days will be suc- cessful. Soccer: Class Manager (3). .TTtI ■- r- r r _tL U. S. S. BAILEY— After Rear Admiral Theodorus Bailey. He was commended for energ y, enterprise, and gallantry in fitting out and leading expeditions against the enemy in the War with Mexico, 1847-48. He also served in the Civil War. (Destroyer No. 269) - Soccer, merals Tennis. k Class (4, 3, 2, 1) Class Nu- (3, I); Lacrosse: Class (4); Class (3): Wrestling: Class (2). Wi ' T-r- 7TTTTTTT TTTTTTT»rTI ll m- . TTIItlJ ,. r ' f r r r r f r r r ' W NY I ' I ' i i_LLiL r ■ T ■ t ' ■ r I ' r ' T ' r m ' 1915, March 3. Na- t i n a 1 Advisory Committee e s t a b- llshed by Navy Department appro- priation bill JVilliam Woodward Outerbridge MiDDLEPORT, Ohio " Heavy " " Bill " " Willie " TWENTY-ONE years ago a British Master Mariner, stationed at Hong Kong, was al- ternately happy and extremely sad. His joy was occasioned by the news that he was the father of a baby boy and the gloom by the fact that his heir was not expected to live. But the doctors were wrong and Willie pulled through. He has been pulling through ever since. After spending the first six years at this British possession he went to England, where he received his earliest education at an English boarding school. Moving to the States, he occupied himself with learning the tricks of the farmer at the town of Middleport, on the banks of the Ohio. Soon his inherited love for the sea broke forth and accordingly he set out for Marion, Alabama, with the intention of becoming a Midshipman. Again he pulled through and entered the Academy in 1923. Plebe year a first classman, quite rightfully be- lieving that the bulk of Bill ' s weight was a bit large for his five foot six inches, nicknamed him Heavy. This stuck for a while, but soon that love for work showed itself and his excess weight com- pletely disappeared. In his four years with us he has exhibited a vivid example of a hard working man capable of overcom- ing the most trying obstacles that a Midshipman may encounter and we are sure that these qualities will forever stick with him. w Robert ( oodchild Newbegin 3rd Brooklyn, New York. " Bob " " Francis " " Ponzi " BOB is about the youngest one in the class and this, perhaps, explains why his ideas are so radi- cally different from the Executive Department. He doesn ' t seem to realize that those at the bottom get the worst of any argument in the Navy. Although Bob is not so good when it comes to executive ability, as a financial wizard he stands alone. His grand coup with Wall street is known to all, much to every one ' s dismay. Academics hold no worries for him. Math is his delight and although now and then he went unsat, a little boning soon put him where he belonged. To most everyone Bob seems to be a great big " don ' t give a darn " boy, but to those that know him he is entirely different. Robert has a golden heart and smile. Big-hearted in every way and al- ways ready to do his share to help along, and he doesn ' t stop half way. A little noisy but as good as they come and his boisterous ways seem to suit him. A love of arguments seems to draw him in the limelight and if his facts are a little wrong he usually drowns out his opponents with tobacco smoke and a long-winded discussion on the " which- ness of why. " Tall, lanky, golden-haired, with an infectious smile, Bob, when he grows up and begins to see that life has its serious side, will take his place where his brains and his abilities belong — among those on the top of the heap. Track: Class (2); Swimming: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Water Polo: A Squad (3) Class Numerals (S): Cross Countrv: Class (1) Captain (1) Class Numerals (1) i3iS — 1 — r — 1 TJ. S. S. THORNTOH— After Captain James Shepard Thornton. He was ex- ecotlve officer of the flagship Hart- ford at New Orleans, Civil War. While In charge of the Winona at Mobile, he destroyed several Con- federate steamers while under fire. -, (Destroyer No. 270) j— • rTTTtT j S T T TTTTI TTTTfl ' XF ' r ' r ' y f r± ' _i i±JL ■mp VI ' f fi,fnr " M Richard T ' owers JFilkinso?i, Jr Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -Dick " " Wilkie " RICARDO, alias Wilkie, hails from the Quaker City — and he is proud of it! In his early childhood he read all about Annapolis in a story book and after that he exerted all of his efforts in an attempt to become a spoiled and pampered pet of Uncle Sam. In this attempt he was successful but after entering, Dick found that the Academic path was not strewn with roses. As a result he has spent many an hour trying to knock Skinny for the proverbial loop. Wilkie joined us with several Quaker tendencies but after Plebe year and Youngster cruise he be- came a regular old Sea-Papa. Nobody would call him a woman hater and neither would they call him a Beau Brummel. He has always maintained that he likes to strike a happy medium and he does. The Log has claimed much of Dick ' s time, for his artistic talents and nimble wit have displayed themselves in many an issue of our weekly paper. Notwithstanding the Log, the Acs, dragging and so forth, our precarious Ricardo has managed to re- tain the pleasing personality which he brought from Philly with him and which we hope he will keep henceforth and forever more. When he has had the time to go out for athletics, Wilkie has shown that given the proper opportunity he could make the Navy squads, for he is always trying and giving his best. Theodore Skolfichl ' Dukcsliirc Enosburgh Falls, Ver:mon!T " Taf ■■Duke- AS the wheels of the well-known W. B. A. stopped with a grinding roar, the Duke, chewing on a thistle, with his carpet bag in hand, emerged from the car in a great cloud of dust. A rosy-cheeked country boy, with a bit of brown thatch creeping out from under his hat, and that fresh from the country, hay foot-straw foot expres- sion, completed the picture on the day of his triumphal entry into the busy city of Annapolis. Ere long he was one of us and we listened to the unfolding of tales of the Northern winters, of sleighing, skiing, tobogganing and the rest, with an occasional story of a grand old maple sugar party. Gradually we found that this modest youth had been the village football captain and the Beau Brummel of greater Enosburgh Falls, state of Vermont. Having, as he does, that precious quality of Yankee and Vermont silence, and of minding his own business, life to him for the first two years was smooth with the exception of the eternal battle that we all have to go through, with the Academics. Duke claimed the limelight for his own, however, on Youngster cruise, in that gay metropolis, Paris. Since that time Duke has seen fit to blush unseen, and because of his quiet, unassuming and reticent manner we have heard little from him. Crew: (4, }, 2); Water Polo (2): Log: Art Staff (3, 2, 1); Maiulolin Club (3); Choir (4). inr TTTTTTTIfrTTTtTTTTTfttl If v. S. S. MORRIS— After Commodore Charles Morris, who took a promi- nent part in the engagement between the Constitution and the Guerrlere, in which he was severely wounded. For his gallantry he was promoted by tue President. (Destroyer Ko. 271) I - -1 - T — ■ ' ■ tT,irTITTtTTT TTTTTTr TTtITTT rt " ill 346 T f ! ■ f p ' r r r f r r ml g r ' p r r r f ' r ' r r r f r ' n ' T 1915, May 7. Lusi- t a n i a torpedoed and sunk, costing the lives of many Americans and other neutrals L,eo7iard WilliaiJi bailey Providence, Rhode Island •■Sikes " " L. W. " " Len " SIKES stepped aboard the good ship " Twentj ' - Seven " with a brave front, and made a rough but steady four year cruise. Len ' s Plebe year was punctuated with many a weary afternoon with Miss Springfield, and he learned about demerits from her. As the end of the year approached, however, he tired of this gentle pastime, contracted spinal meningitis, and retired to the hospital for a rest cure. The resulting vacation was even longer than he counted on, for it deprived him of the bliss of Youngster cruise and forced upon him three months of the smile of the O. A. O. instead of the warmth of the fireroom doors. In spite of this youthful dis- appointment, his smile and ready wit were not ap- preciably affected and he managed to retain his lightness of heart. Academically his brow has known few wrinkles. Nor has the opposite sex brought the distraction that so many of us know, although we learn that, when on leave, he is not averse to the wiles and snares of the unfair sex. Late Youngster year he discovered that he had an ability to run and made the successive transitions from class teams to Navy squad and block N in five weeks. Since then the mile has been his steady event. In idler moments he spends his time playing chess, at which he is quite an enthusiast and in- cidentally the Academy champion. Henry Jrederick C orski Newport, Rhode Island " Hank " " Ski " " Hen " ALTHOUGH raised amid the noise and bustle of an old New England town we find our smiling, rosy-cheeked hero to have distinctly South- ern characteristics. Entrance examinations did not seem important enough to him to call for special preparation and ever since the monthly exams have bothered him less. No, indeed. Ski is not a savoir as one would suspect. On the other hand, he is one of those few individuals who can spend a great deal of time on outside reading and still get the marks. Nothing seems to bother him or to make him the least bit excited. Never a thought for girls — he merely tolerates them. When it comes to athletics we find Hen willing to put out just so many ergs and no more. He is a true example of " everything in moderation, " which seems to be his creed. The gift of a wonder- ful imagination is his, coupled with a sense of humor. In reading any ordinary book he will be heard to burst forth in a hearty laugh every once in a while over something that has amused him. After working out a prob in Math he will turn the pages carefully to the answer section, with not too much confidence, and if his answer checks he is as happy as a child with a new game — but if not it ' s " How do you do this, " in a forlorn voice. Track: A Squad (?, 2. 1) Class (3) Block N (S. 2) Class Numerals (3); Cross Countrx (2, 1); Chess Club: Member (2, 1) President (1). -- r- r- r r ' lr U. S. S. TINGEY— After Commodore Thtmas Tingey. During the War with France, 1798-99, he commanded the Ganges, which served in the West In- dies. In 1800 he was called to Wash- ington to establish the Washington Mavy Yard. (Destroyer No. 272) Basketball: Class Manager (3, 2). yJi ' 1 rTfTTTlTFTTTTT GAZE upon the above profound visage and know the outward man. He is a genuine prod- uct from Minnesota, in fact, he hails from Gilbert. What? Never heard of it? Neither had anyone else before Carl came along, and now we hear noth- ing else. From his remarks it is Utopia. Dashing Red is one of that almost extinct species who can get more out of a Saturday Evening Post than anything ever especially prepared for Mid- shipmen. An ardent student, he still has time to be taken up by athletics, in which he has made a name for himself. A potential football and track star, and a holy terror in water-polo. Women have never held a major portion of his thoughts, yet upon infrequent periods of leave he has proved a second Lord Chesterfield. And small wonder. Those auburn curls, that spontaneous smile, that persuading voice, first a roaring falls and then a limpid sylvan stream, and the skin you love to touch are invincible. And yet at times we hear resounding through the halls the words in ac- centuated rage: " What? No mail? And I wrote to her two weeks ago! If I don ' t get an answer from her ne. t week, I won ' t write for another month. " Carl came to us a boy, he lea e us a man ; a man who will leave his mark on the sands of time, in the service or out. QourtJiey Shands KiRKWooD, Missouri " Red " " Sonny " COURTNEY has at last found his affinity- accidents. Fractured skulls, broken ribs, cuts, bruises, and abrasions without number, all are but mere incidentals to him. A free lance in the matrimonial field until Second Class Sept. leave and then — blooie ! Vaterloo, Saratoga, The Marne, all were minor engagements compared to the fall he took. But when one meets the ideal — . While an exceedingly clever individual on land, his real habitat is the water. Three years on the team has made him one of the most feared men in Intercollegiate Water Polo. On land he performs at football and lacrosse — and each performance car- ries a kick. His golden locks have brought consternation to Washington — a kiss, a clasp, and a darn quick good- bye; and another maid is hopelessly foundered on the shallows of love. His correspondence would be a revelation to Boswell, Sweet Briar taking the heaviest toll of his time, thoughts, and borrowed stationery. It ' s a long and winding path that one would travel to meet another like him — cheerful, carefree, and yet, possessed of an iron-clad set of ideals, he will go far towards making the Service what dream- ers would wish it to be. K Water Polo: A Squad (}. 2. 1) Plcbe Team (4) Block N (2. 1) Navv Nu- merals (4, S) ; Football: A Squad (1) B Squad (S. 2) Class (4) Navv Nu- merals (S. 2, 1) Class Numerals (4); Track: Class (S): Gymkhana : Cast (4). V. S. S. SWASEY— After Lieutenant Charles Swasey, who served on the Varuna and the Sciota during the civil War. He was mortally wounded during an engagement with the Con- federates near Bonaldsville, Louisiana, 1862. (Destroyer No. 273) Water Polo: Nam ' Caflain (1) A Squad (3, 2, 1) Plcbc Team (4) Block N (2, 1) Navv Numerals (4, 3); Foot- ball: B Squad (1) Class (2) Caftain (2) Naz ' v Numerals (1) Class Numer- als (2): Track: Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Lacrosse: Class (3); Pep Committee (2, 1); 348 f r ' r r r ' f !■ ' r f r ' f r ' r ' r ' f ' t ' f f f f ' y f rT 19 15, Aug. 29. United States c r u i s er Memphis wrecked off the coast of Santo Do- ra i n g o. Thirty- three lives lost m rzTi. Harry T)o7tald Hale FosTORiA, Ohio " Don " IN high school Harry distinguished himself in two rather widely separated fields — football and music; in the former, as end on the F. H. S. team, and in the latter as a clarinetist in the school band when it won the National Championship in 1923. After he came to Annapolis, however, he had little time to exercise these talents, as he has a practical rather than an Academic mind. This has led to some difficulty in staying on the sunny side of a 2.50, but we believe that it will stand him in good stead in the Service, coupled, as it is, with a congenial nature and an aptitude for making friends quickly. Any fair-sized gathering in " our alley " was never complete without him. His presence would always be quickly revealed to a new arrival by a hearty laugh and an admirable conversational ability, neither of which ever remained long in re- pression. His laugh is highly contagious and he has a forceful and arresting manner of talking. Harry was pretty much a " Man ' s man " until the spring of Youngster year . Then, during Easter Leave, his fancy turned, as fancies have a way of doing at that season. A true and generous class- mate, he has gained the esteem of all who have come into close contact with him, and will not soon be forgotten. John Steuert ' Tracy Glyndon, Minnesota " Jack " " Trace " ALWAYS a great one for all the truth and nothing but the truth Jack was always at hand and in the thick of every gathering for the promo- tion of bigger and better and more accurate " shoot- ing of the breeze. " He belongs to the class of men who can ' t be seen through easily, and close acquaintance begins only after long association. Socially, he didn ' t go in for high honors at the Academy, but if his dragging was confined, it was only because his associations with the unfair sex are of national rather than local nature, or because he was serving extra duty. He seems to be acquainted with all the local talent but is not given to excessive dragging of it. Moderation is the keynote of his behavior; on leave — well, that ' s all hearsay. Jack is not given to hurried decisions and only after long deliberation did he decide that a naval career was his chosen profession. But once decided, he never lacked enthusiasm and was always search- ing for new knowledge. Being adept at everything in general and being blessed with a certain " flue de bouche " and a personality which leaves nothing to be wished for, it is easy to see that his choice was not far wrong. Foothall: B Squad (4): Track: A Squad (2): Orchestra (4, 3): Choir (4, 3. 2, 1). V. S. S. MEADE— After Rear Admiral Richard W. Meade. While in com- mand of the Marblehead, 1863-64, he assisted the army in operations at Stone River and Johns Island. He was recommended for promotion for " gal- lant conduct in the face of the en- emy, . w .,,..,,, r m TT » t TtT Tt TTT T I 1 T T t t rr- Bi » ' .aa» ' Ur m r r f r p r " f T ' r r r; r j " I I I ' ! 1916, May 5. United States naval force occupied Republic of Santo Domingo to restore peace Charles Lawretice Jreeman Waltham, Massachusetts " Larry " " Fremins ' SOME TIME in the dim distant past Larry is said to have been a member of an orchestra, and anyone who heard him play the piano in a certain reception room in Brussels will admit that under certain conditions he is good. In spite of the fact that the crowned heads were conspicuous by their absence, his foreign debut was a great suc- cess. At the Academy, however, his activities are along a more strenuous line; namely, falling in love, soccer, and crew. Of these the first is the most important in his young life, and he has by virtue of his work in this line earned the title of " The Constant Lover. " Whenever things are moving slowly in his major sport he turns for relaxation to whichever of his minors happens to be in sea- son. Every fall has found him chasing a soccer ball around Worden field in spite of the Juice Depart- ment, which has been unsuccessfully trying to make him believe that the navy is no place for him. We all know the old saying about business and pleasure, but Larry believes that a compromise should be made between these two great evils. " Just to do away with old sayings, " is the way he puts it. Always ready for fun, fight, or frolic, Fremins is all that can be desired as a friend and shipmate. Soccer: A Squml f. 2, I) PIcbc Teatn (4) Block N (1) Now Numerals ( ' I, S. 2); Crew: A Sqiuid (i. 2. 1) Navy Numerals (S, 2). Bernard ( JMojiroe Qates Dexter, Maine " Bunny " CONTRARY to all the hopeful expectations of parents, relations, benefactors, and friends of the family, this lad chose a life on the bounding main instead of a native tiller of the soil. His early days were spent with Baron Munch- ausen trailing bears from tree to tree in the depths of the Maine woods. His friendship with the Baron left him the germ of exaggeration. His parents decided to cure him and sent him to darken, or rather brighten, the portals of Uncle Sam ' s Nautical Alcazar on the Severn. His Mvuichau- senish conversation was soon tripped up by the navy line, and since then he has been ashamed to talk. It is plain to see where his nickname of Bunny originated, for rabbits never con erse. The Academic department never bothered Bernard and he was on the erge of starring Plebe year. Probably the reason for not attaining such dizzy heights was his unholy love and idolization of the god Morpheus. It is rumored that the " In Charge of Room " plate remained on his door an entire year in order that he might satisfy this love for a few more minutes each morning. Bunny ' s unassuming, quiet, yet assured attitude causes much havoc among the fair sex. 1 hey at- tribute his manner to modesty, thinking that he is a man of the world trying to conceal it. But he is exceedingly susceptible to their charms. It is said that Bunny and his minature are parted easily. U. S. S. MEADE— (Continued)— After Brigadier General Robert L. Meade, U. S. Marine Corps He was breveted arst lieutenant for gallant and meri- torivus service during a night attack on Fort Sumter, 1863, and was com- missioned shortly afterwards. (De- stroyer No. 274) Ib . 350 J la J P » t V ' i I P 1 Hill 1916, Aug. 29. Act of Congress estab- lished ffi c e of Chief of Naval Operations, and naval flying corps nwnBffWi erry Kenneth Jeanes Waco, Texas -p—K- THIS young man first cried at the moon in Little Rock, Arkansas, but when still young moved to Texas, where he grew up, finishing in ' 21 in Waco High School. From the very first " P — K " showed great interest in " what makes the wheels go round. " He examined every mechanism he could get his hands on, beginning with his babybuggy, later the household telephone and then the auto- mobile, and after deciding there were no more wheels to conquer he came to the Academy to find why warships go. At the first call he was out for the swimming team, but caught a cold, which developed and finally sent him to the hospital for a lengthy sojourn. He missed too much work to continue that year, so spent the summer at home letting the natives admire the uniform, and came back the next year to deal the Academic Department some knock-out blows. Navy and class athletics have kept " P — K " busy; with the class soccer team in the fall, the navy water polo squad in winter and class track in the spring. Tall, silent, trustworthy, ever ready for a square deal. Perry has the stuff of which leaders are made, and is headed for a successful career in any branch of the Service he may choose. Track: A Squad (2 J Class (3) Navv Numerals (2); Soccer: Class (2. 1} Class Numerals (1); Sivimminci : Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Water Polo: A Squad (3, 2) Class Numerals (2). Oscar Henry T)odson Waco, Texas " Doddie " " Baldle " OSCAR was born in Houston, Texas, just close enough to the Gulf to give what he claims is a passing interest in naval life. In the school days spent at Waco High the usual predictions were made regarding a brilliant career in law, for the lad could debate. That first year proved to be just a little rougher than those that were to follow. Oscar lost two im- portant arguments in rapid succession; the first with the Math Department and the second with the Executive Department. The next year he came back determined to show what he could do. And show us he did, on what appeared at times to be confidence alone. In athletics he had much the same way of demonstrating that a little fellow could make a valuable track, wrestling, or soccer man if he really wanted to. If it is true that a Midshipmen ' s cruise shows the real man here is one favored by fortune. Baldie enjoyed those summer months spent away from Annapolis — and admitted it. To know and to live with Doddie, through work and play, happiness and sorrow, has been a real pleasure. Always willing to lend a friend his last clean shirt and help him as much as he can, he has made the four years here a more pleasurable time than it would have been. He has the friendly, sterling qualities that can but lead to a full, well- rounded future. V. S. S. SIKCLAIR— After Captain Arthur Sinclair, who took part In many brilliant engagements of the War of 1812. He commanded the Ni- agara (n Lake Huron In 1814, during which tlnae he captured a number of enemy vessels. (Destroyer No. 275) Track: Class (2, 1). N Jolui Jisher Henhel Baltimore, Maryland " Hink " " John " OT so many years ago a little boy watched the coming and going of many vessels; schooners, tugs, tramps, yachts, and every now and then a grey man-of-war. To him they represented freedom and adventure; a freedom which was life itself. These vessels, mighty and small, dirty and clean, stirred in John ' s heart a yearning for a new life. He had heard the call of the sea. A few years later he came to the Academy. Al- most immediately John ran into stormy weather. The Language Department was fully convinced that he could speak no French and for weeks he was among those " missing on the bushes. " Since John could speak no French, the English Depart- ment, by its unfailing method of deductive reason- ing, came to a conclusion that he knew as much English as he did French. For months Hink wandered about the forests, seeking enlightenment. Finally he made a great effort and with the aid of Webster, Eraser and Squair, and Hudson ' s Manual, he showed that he was in the navy to stay. John ' s life at the Academy was not altogether a gloomy one. During his spare moments he spent his time in admiring the wonders of Na ture. The many beautiful sunrises, the whistling of the wind, the splashing of the waves, the loud roar of Thor, is music in his ears. Though John has his pet day dreams, he is con- tinually struggling to make good for the Service. It Sylvius azze Greensberg, Pennsylvania " Syl " " Sayo " IN a dim and distant era of the past and in a far sector of Pennsylvania there was born a certain youth of rugged countenance. Growing older and looking upon education as highly desirable, Syl left Pennsylvania and came to the University of Mary- land. Here, besides absorbing as much of mathe- matics as possible, he gazed upon the salt waters and found them good. When Sayo entered the Academy Plebe Summer was already pretty far advanced. But buckling down to hard work and applying himself diligently, he soon caught up with his classmates. From his experience at lacrosse he was far ahead of his class- mates in this field. The military existence has never bothered him very much. Not that he delights in it, but rather its requirements wash up and around him, leaving him as untroubled as a rock on a northern beach. Academically, there has been little difficulty in Syl ' s career, although by some strange mishap the mind of a star man has a certain happy-go-lucky streak in it which is content with something just under the highest of Academic honors. Athletically, he is heart and soul for lacrosse. Many say that he is the best goal-keeper Navy has ever had. In point of womankind, he lacks interest and in common with many wise and illustrious men he seeks safety in solitude. Over and above and in spite of these he is a good classmate and a good messmate. U. S. S. McCAWLEY— After Colonel Charles Crymes McCawley, U. S. Marine Corps, He was promoted for gallantry In action during the capture of Mexico City, 1847. In the Ciyll War he was again promoted for brav- ery at Fort Sumter, 1863. (Destroyer No. 276) 352 T onald ' barker Hilmi Lowell, Massachusetts " Don " DON spent the carefree days before entering the Academy as a typical American youth. A quiet, unassuming candidate, he has retained these same characteristics, and all the squalls and disturbances of his four years here have failed to disturb his composure. He now knows more about the Academy library than the librarian and has been reported more for " book overdue " than any man in the Academy. " Variety is the spice of life, " according to some venerable sage, but Don main- tains that this rule has its exceptions as well as any other one, so we find him still true to the " O. A. O. " of his high school days, in spite of the efforts of so many other members of the pursuing sex to make his attentions more general. According to his own confession, Don is a " rose among thorns. " To carry out this effect he is al- ways seeking out a soft bed in which to sink his roots. Ensconced therein he will deliver profound opinions on any question of the day. He is ath- letic, and anyone who has tried to beat him in the dashes can testify to the truth of this statement. Ready to help out to the best of his ability he is at all times a valuable aid to all hands in time of need. And when ' 27 graduates the Academy will lose a friend who gave to the best of his ability and some " J. O. ' s " mess will gain a true comrade. rchihald T)aniel Huntei ' HoLYOKE, Massachusetts " Barney " " Archie " ARCHIE is from the savoir state, and he has ably carried out his state ' s reputation, for the only thing he has been unsat in is sleep. After graduat- ing from Holyoke High, he picked Worcester Tech as his institution of higher learning, but after he was there a while he decided that he would rather play football at Crabtown. Since then, he has helped the class teams and hustlers and he has worked steadily and conscientiously, as he does at everything. Plebe year he achieved the name of Barney by his use of his expressive eyes and eyebrows. Barney cannot be called a snake, but is a happy medium — happy, because the one time that he dragged blind he was not bricked. Especially does he like to relate of his experiences in Hollywood and Los Angeles on his Second class cruise, and how he hopes to get the West Coast after gradua- tion. Ever since then, he is usually found at the hops on Saturday nights. All in all, if knowledge is an ability, if good nature an asset, habits a necessity, plugging and hard work at what ' s worth while an aid, then Archie should make, and will make, a good and efficient officer. Baseball: Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Track: Class (2, 1) Choir (4, 3, 2. 1). S r T ' r V. S. S. DOYEN— After Brigadier General Charlei A. Doyen, U. S. Marine Corps, who by his personal ef- fort brought his brigade to the high state of efficiency which enabled It to be victorious at Chateau-Thierry and Belleau Woods, World War (Destroyer No. 280) % Football: B Squad (3, Class Numerals (2, Clast (S. 2): . 2) Class (4, 1) 1): Basketball: Star (4). I r ' r r r ' r ' f r ' r r r f r p j 1917, March 12. Arming of mer- chant vessels an- nounced to success- fully combat the submarine scourge ' n P r r n ii f. r i i II f I f ' T Jrajih IJirden Cynthia. Mississippi " Frank " ON a cold January day Frank joined the army of civilization. He has been endeavoring to get warm since the above day. Millsaps Academy is proud to claim him as one of her sons. He showed his academic ability to be of the highest order there. After years of basking in the southern sun and ab- sorbing all those fine mannerisms and chivalry that charm his hostess, he decided to come to the Navy. Frank came to us with an appearance of being dijjni- fied. To strangers he still is, but the members of the bridge, checker and poker club know him to be blessed with an habitual good humor. We have found him to be as true a friend as can be. Neither does he carry his troubles around so that the world can see them. He works out his own problen ' s. But he is always ready to help you with yours. As a good listener there is none better. " Virden, Navy " rang out in the gym. A tall boy with clear, disarming blue eyes, light brown hair and a trim figure walked out from the side lines. He mounted his favorite horse and held the spectators spellbound by his graceful handling of this fiery steed. Frank ' s inability to keep his affec- tions scattered over a larger area has caused fear to clutch our hearts, for we feel that he is prepar- ing to sail in a ship with a wife for first mate. f ' Veriwn T)ortch Frost, Texas " Doc " " Vairnohn " DOC had become so dried up and baked by the hot waste lands of Texas that he cannot appreciate our green hills. He sadly laments the fact that they don ' t keep real Western saddles in Annapolis, and he simply couldn ' t ride on one of these abominable Eastern contraptions. Although he lays claim to being a Red Mike, he made a con- quest of Eastport which lasted sevei al months. He makes a good wife even though he cannot under- stand New England English. Early in the season he goes out for football, but after being smashed up once or twice he retires to spend the rest of the season and the year in caulking. He is a charter member of the Radiator Club and an authority on such literature as " Snappy Stories, " " Droll Stories, " and " True Confessions. " Evening study hours are just so many hours of caulking for him. He doesn ' t believe in studying anything but Dago. Math periods are hours of bliss for him. When he tires of studying he sojourns over to the hospital for a couple of weeks of rest. He is quick to make friends and slow to anger. At telling tales he has few rivals at the Academy. His stories of intense heat and of hailstones big as baseballs are weird, to say the least. He is generous, true to his word, fearless, a good pal, a good sport, and a true wife. Gym: A Squad (3. 2) Plcbe Team (4) Class (5) Na ' .-y ' umrrals (4) Class Numerals (5J. - T T rTTT» » t » I U. S. S. SHARKEY— After Lieutenant (ig) (T) William J. Sharkey. He was killed by an explosion on the U. S. S. 0-5, 1918. At the time of the explosion he was assisting his commanding offi- cer in an attempt to avert the danger. (Destroyer No. 281) t lllJtTT TTTTTTT-HttTtTTTTTTTT Football: B Squad (.1, 2) Class (4) Kaz ' y Nutni ' rals (S) Class Numcials (4, 2); Gym: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Track: Class (4. 2) Class Num- erah (4, 2). TTTTtTTTTfl ' T 354 [•-■ J-f f f r f r " r r r f r f i - !■ r f r f r ' ■ f f r 19 17, April 1. United States naval force mobil- ized. American vessel Aztec tor- pedoed and sunk Harry Jrederick auer Chattanooga, Tennessee " Harry " BEING an army junior, Harry has lived in about as many climes as an honest white man has any right to. Born in Georgia, lived in the Philippines twice for luck, gave Kansas a treat for three or four years, took a whirl at Chattanooga, and then picked on us to finish his adolescence. In spite of all this wandering, however, he has the faculty of giving one the impression he is a model boy. In fact, he neither drinks, swears, nor chews, and is always turned in by ten P. M. If he has a single outstanding fault, it is his overconscientiousness, which is considered by many as a virtue. He is eager to do the right thing by everybody. He is generous enough to lend his last dollar, and kindly forgetful enough not to ask for its return. He doesn ' t hurt himself study- ing, but stands well in the class, because he is natur- ally savvy. In spite of the fact that he is an old- fashioned boy, he gets away pretty big with women, to whom he pays little or no attention, having been, and probably remaining, a one woman man for many moons. Though one of the prime members of the bridge and poker clubs, we can see at a glance that he is one of those nearly extinct individuals who be- lieve that life will return him measure for measure, and we would emphatically state that we believe he will attain success and happiness. KetiJieth Irvmg (garter Keepers AsBURY Park, New Jersey A let A eu IN July, 1923, Asbury Park lost a promising citi- zen and the Academy gained a new inmate. During Plebedom he soon demonstrated that Jersey had sent a man who was not savvy but not wooden, neither athletic nor a radiator hound, merely one of those Midshipmen. After sojourning in Paris during Youngster cruise Ken came back ready to show the fair ones in Asbury how life should be lived, and he must have done it ; for he came back from September leave with a broad smile covering his ruddy fea- tures. Because of his blond hair everyone predicted a brilliant social season at the local hops, but after dragging blind once he has become an almost woman hater. But it is really loyalty to the fair writer of a letter-a-day. During Youngster year the Aledics and the Ac Department teamed up and Kick was facing a long siege of re-exams, but with characteristic bull-dog- gedness he buckled down and passed them all. No one ever heard him complain, and besides a casual " not so good in that one, " he has taken his knocks like a true man. Here is a man who will be always among those at the top; a man whom everyone will be glad to see get along and welcome as a friend. Never possessing the brilliant qualities of the savoir nor the boring qualities of the gold bricker. Kick is just one of us. Rifie: B Squad (4, 3, 2) Class (4, 3, 1) Captain Class (3j Class Numerals (4j 3); Wrcstlinq: Class (3J; Small Bore Rifle: (2); Expert Rifleman (3). f. r T ' f r T r r nr -r TJ. S. S. BRECK— After Acting Volun- ' ! teer Lieutenant Commander Joseph B. Breck, who took part in the capture of six large blockade runners, Civil War. He was considered an officer of pluck and resource. (Destroyer No. 283) iUn-T-T T -T ITTHrtTTITfT TrTTTITTTTTT ' N T t » T T TT r 1 T » tt T » H T T Tt » I Ht T tTr T 1 1 ' K James Kent iAvcrill Champlain, New York " Jhninie " " Wife " ENT emigrated from " the best little old place in the world " to Severn School, where he prepped for two years, and from there he continued his journey to the Academy, filled with an ambition and cheerfulness that have never deserted him. Champlain and his " uke " are his only two weak- nesses. When he starts on either of them you have to stop and listen. Oh, yes, one more weakness, Buffalo, New ' ork. When Jimmie entered the Academy he had for- gotten to bring one important article along with him — a book in which to write the names of his spoons. Can anyone look into those brown eyes without giving him another thought? Can anyone talk to him without wishing to add him to their list of friends? The " no ' s " have it. Five years have been the proof of it. Plebe year. Wife tried his luck on the mat, and became so interested in it that the Ac Department was neglected. One Christ- mas tree was enough though, and thereafter the Acs never scored another victory. Did you ask about femmes ? Doesn ' t that perma- nent wave speak for itself? Jimmie ' s a mean hombre when it comes to dancing. " Girls, I ' m two hours overtime on hop liberty now, and I will have to say good night. " A true friend, a hard worker, dependable, cheer- ful, that ' s our Jimmie, and we are sure that he will go a long way up the ladder of success. AinrER completing grammar school Snooks was claimed by Charlotte Hall Military Academy. He achieved no little fame in football, basketball, baseball and track, being elected unanimo usly captain of the football team in his senior year. Leaving Charlotte Hall he went to Severn School to prep for Princeton and there continued his athletic per- formances, being captain in basketball and football in successive years. The school took their greatest de- light in seeing him calmly dispose of an opponent on the wrestling mat, and it was with the same quiet, yet businesslike attitude that he completed two years in this sport without going down to defeat or draw once. After a cruise on the palatial Henry S. Grove, Snooks felt the call of the sea and he went to Christ Church School for a year ' s prepping to enter the Naval Academy. His sunny disposition, everlasting good fellow- ship, and will to conquer difficulties have won for him many friends. His optimism concerning the fair sex caiuiot be discouraged, as he has dragged blind and never has " holystoned " the Armory deck. Beckley, West Virginia or Bryn Mawr seems to get many and sundry letters in his fair hand. Snooks is a friend worthy of being called a friend and few there are who have not added him to their lists as being a clean sportsman and an admirable companion. Wrestlinn: A Sauad (3, 2 J Plebe Team (4) Navy Numerals (4J. jci_i:lj: J!_il r ' r r r r; V. S. S. ISHERWOOD-After Rear Admiral Benjamin Franklin Isher- wood, who developed the fast crulcer type of warship. His services during the Civil War were considered so im- portant that the Bureau of Steam En- gineering was created for him (De- stroyer No. 284) Football: A Sauad (S, 1) B Sauad (2) Plebe Team (4) Navv Numerals (4, 3, 1) Class Numerals (2); Wrestling: A Squad (2) Plebe Team (4) Class Nu- merals (4); Compauv Representative (3). m TTTTTTTTrTTTT ' ( ■■ r r r ' f r r r ii. I f I ■ I II » " n» r - - i 11 11 I f I f « 1 1917, June 14. Sail- ing of the first con- tingent of Ameri- can troops for the overseas service KjllS HO Hcirr ' iso i £th ridge Americus, Georgia " Harry " " Ethie " Da ' TTZHO is going to inspect to-day? Uarn! VV When I was in the fourth corps and General Pershing inspected us — " . As you can guess, he has seen service in the army and how he happened to get in here is an unsolved question. Gus is like the rest of us and constantly is in pursuit of the elusive 2.5. Go into his room any time and you will see him at the table with a Math book in front of him. If constant, plugging hard work means anything, Harry will certainly be a valuable man anywhere. Not all of his time is taken up in downing the Academics. He is a true Southern Cavalier and has a soft spot in his heart for the opposite sex. And this is not without its reward, as the postman will tell you. In spite of all the advances, he has remain- ed true to the O. A. O. and we know that his consistency will be rewarded some fair day. A final picture. It is nine-thirty. Release has sounded. There is a rush of feet in the corridor. A crowd of boys come into the room and start firing questions at Ethie about the problem that has been puzzling them all day and on which he has been putting real effort for the whole of study period, finally arriving at the answer. Although he stands fairly low in class standing, the first-section- ers are not too pi ' oud to come and listen to his advice and profit thereby. - : Qardner Keyes Grout Chicago, Illinois " Rosy " ROSY declined a career on Wall Street for the Navy and in the early days of June arrived at the Naval Academy with the desire to live the life of ease and comfort that he had heard so much about. He soon won the hearts of us all and we found much to our surprise that, while a great lover of the terpsichorean art, he has no ambition to fall in love. He has a new girl at every hop, their homes ranging from New York to St. Louis, but he has yet to be found amoureux. Gardner gave promises early Plebe year of being a star athlete, but the attractions of " Film Fun " and other literary productions proved too great, and he fell below par in academics. He ' soon pulled sat, and ever since the urge to get out and doing has been offset by other temptations. As all other wearers of the green, he early showed pugilistic tendencies and early Plebe summer he was engaged in a fracas with a rival battalion which ended by some fatherly advice from the Exec- utive Department. " Now, when I was a Plebe at Hotchkiss the Plebes were educated. " And he ' s off on an exhortation on those days. Rosy can be judged by the fact that he was the first to have inspiration for aviation. He has win- ning characteristics and a keen sense of humor with which he has made many friends both here and abroad. G. K. will be a man the Navy will be proud to know. n I ITTTTTTTttTTTTTTTTtTTItT 1 It ' -If TTTi;S r. S. S. CASE— Alter Rear Admiral Augustus Ludlow Case. During the Mexican War, 1848, with twenty-flve men he held the town of Palisada River for two weeks against Mexican cavalry. He was commended for his service In the Civil War. (Destroyer No. 285) Soccer: A Squad (.V Plebe Team (4) Naz ' y Numerals (4). l(llll|l|llll;IIHiltlll W Wr. ! 357 Halle Qharles LAlla?i Tampa, Florida " Halle " " Rabbi " FAR to the south and down where the waters of the Gulf Stream lave the jutting island of the sea lies Florida. And from Florida came Halle, as Scotch as golf. And being Scotch and looking around for the best advantage, his eyes lit on the Naval Academy. From the first, as the clas sical saying is, he took to the water like a duck and not entirely figuratively, either. Many a collegiate swimmer has taken the backwash from the scurrying Scotchman. So it was that from the first it was evident that swimming would lead him to fame. When not under the water his time is spent in devising means for more efficiently pursuing his course on the surface of it, or in the words of the many, he is seagoing. Possessed of an inquisitive mind, and an amazing faculty for small details, coupled with a breath of common sense he will make a thoroughgoing sailorman. As for the fairer and more futile sex — there have been a sufficiency of sayings coined on the speed and facility of a sailor ' s love affairs. But suffice it to say that when the individual in question is good- looking, sensible, has athletic ability and a ready tongue — Oh, lady be good. There he stands; quick, sensitive, and eager; in- terested in his profession ; a team captain ; denied the joy of command only by a caprice of fate, and a good shipmate. Smmmiiig: Captain (1) A Squad (3, 2, 1) Plehe Team (4) Block N (3, 2, 1) Navy NwneraU (4); Track: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Cross Countrv: Class (1) Class Numerals (1) Inter- collegiate Brcaststroke Champion (2); National-Collegiate Cham- pion (2). William L,a ie Kjiickerbocker Marshall, Michigan " Knick " It I " TXT " ELL, I don ' t know about that. " it seems VV as if the fates must have had a mis-allitera- tion and changed Missouri into Michigan for Knick is a very reasoning and analytical intelligence blended into a doubting personality. Not that he is disagreeable, far from it. But like the Scotch- man, he believes that, " there is something on the other side o ' it. " From the very first of boyish ambitions he must have considered the Navy a desirable career. And so when opportunity presented itself he went to Marion Institute to become indoctrinated in the stern discipline of Mars. So that after his arrival at the Severn finishing school there remained but to add the nautical flavor. Academically, although he has always stood well, Knick is just a little hard to convince and so though he is not a poor scholar, he shows no inclination to top the class. Athletically, his ambitions run in all directions, both literally and figuratively, for his best sport is track. In indoor sports Knick would be pleased if his ideas did not run, for it is imder- stood that artists are usually best pleased when their inks stay in the places they have been put. As far as the fairer and more pernicious sex is concerned, Knick is already very well satisfied. In fact, though all the mathematicians have proved that it is im- possible to make both ends meet, it is rumored that the truth of the old proposition is again to be tried. Track: A Squad (3, 2, 1) A ' lirv Nu- merals (3J; Cross Countrv: A Squad (3, 2, 1): Rifle Class (4) Class Nu- merals (4): Log: Art Staff (3, 2, 1). M I !■ I ' i i r f r r r r r f r ' !: FpLimr i I ' JLT ' . LLiLJ±j- ' -r- ' -f ■ ' r yi 1917, Nov. 17. V. S. S. Fanning and . Nicholson capture the German sub- marine U-58. Ger- ' | man crew scuttle her in mid-ocean Leroy Vernon Honsinger Syracuse, New York " I Iike " " Oolong " WHILE going to Central High of Syracuse, Mike conceived the idea of following the sea and set a Naval career as his goal. In high school Mike played that man-killing game of la- crosse and so was able to teach us the rudiments of the game during Plebe summer. Perseverance won him a place on the A squad. During Plebe year he had the rank of Flag Lieutenant and " Oolong! Oolong! Come here and bring Tarzan " was heard often in the battalion. (Tarzan was a two foot Rule.) A snake by habit, judging from the number of letters he receives, rather than by choice, Mike has dragged his way through many an obstacle, includ- ing his blind drag of youngster year which his classmates will never let him forget. (Mike swears that she tipped Fairbanks at 400, but he always did exaggerate.) But he is and has always been an optimist, and if you only could glance at his mail- ing list, you would soon see that he is willing to " try, try, and try again. " His cheerful manner and his ready willingness to see the bright side of a difficulty made him an agreeable companion afloat and ashore. Natural curiosity and eagerness to learn everything about the thing in which he is interested, and to perfect himself in his chosen profession argue well for his future. H J. Ronald Hiunley DuNELLEN, New Jersey " Ham " " Pinky " IN the summer of 1923 Ham started that never- to-be-forgotten Plebe summer. One look at him then, newly graduated from the Plainfield high school where he received many academic honors, showed that he was a man that knew ab- solutely nothing of the ways of women. For a year he had little chance to learn, but finally his chance came with the advent of Youngster Sep- tember leave and, by the looks of his mail ever since, he got a good start ; a girl in every port is his ul- timate desire, and the hope that they never meet is his constant prayer. Ham ' s musical talent should not be overlooked. For four years he has been in the choir and on sev- eral occasions has played the organ in the chapel. He has played in the orchestra and is always among those present and tooting when the Hog Alley band starts up. In fact. Pinky can make a harmonious noise on almost any kind of an instrument. Whenever anyone needs help in any of his studies he comes to Ham, for he is naturally savvy and quick to learn and always willing to lend a hand. He has made many friends at the Academy and aboard ship and his pleasant and cheerful man- ner will always help him win his way wherever he goes. And so we have our man portrayed, except that one of the biggest things in his life has been left out — sleep, beautiful sleep. Lacrosse: A Squad (2) Class (S) Plebe Team (4) Nai ' y Numerals (4); Soccer: Class (4, 3. 2, 1) Class Sumcrals (S, 1); Water Pnlo: Class (2): Lucky Bag: Circulation Staff. Luckv Ba(j : Ortianization Staff; (4. S, 2, i): Orchestra (4, 3, 2); khana: Cast (4, 3). 359 r f f f r ' f !■ ! ■ I ' r f » r t ( T l yy lL l ' I ' ' ! ■ f I ' !■ f f f f _LlLJL!- 1917, Nov. 19. U. S. S. Chauncey while engaged on convoy duty in the Atlan- tic was rammed and sunk by the steamship Rose Robert ' Brof ie, Jr. OwENSBORO, Kentucky " Stez ' e " " Ping " STEVE was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and after graduating from the Owensboro High School he was eager to become a midshipman. To make the best of his opportunities he prepared for the entrance examinations at the Army and Navy Preparatory School in Washington. There he made a good record and was an active member of the football team. A natural aptitude for grasping and remembering all that he hears, sees, and reads, has carried him through the academic years with higher than average marks. Opportunity may knock but once, and that ' s all Steve needs, for he is always alert and having that desire to do something big. Bob is interested in politics and history and his ideas on the subject are sometimes astounding but very enlightening. A witty conversationalist until you get him t alking about " old Kentuck. " Then you might as well leave, for he goes on and on with facts and statistics proving that beyond the shadow of a doubt he comes from the state that ranks first in everything, from women to products. Steve has always a smile for everyone and has the welfare of his friends constantly at heart. A stern sense of duty makes him dictative at times, but when he gets this attitude we all know that he rates it. His character blends into one that will make him a good officer. ii Jfc; 0i! John Thompson Brou ' n Jr. Rock Hills, South Carolina " Jack " " Pink " JACK was born in Charlottes ille, Va. Since that time he has passed time in Knoxville, Tennessee, and Rock Hill, South Carolina. He graduated from The Winthrop Training High at Rock Hill, and then went one year to Davidson College as a member of the Class of ' 24. While at college he became a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. At the end of Freshman year at David- son he decided to enter the Naval Academy. The next fall he entered The Army and Navy Preparatory School, Washington, D. C. There he was a star football man and a first-string pitcher on the baseball team. On the sixth day of July, 1923, Jack became a midshipman and his troubles began. Plebe year went by a little slowly. Youngster year was great and fairly flew past. As a Second Classman life had its ups and downs. Then, " Twenty Eight take charge, " and being a midshipman was a happy memory. Of the many things that Jack has acquired at the Academy some few are : efficient ways of getting things done; new means of circumnavigating the globe; the art of beating the " Juice Department " ; Navy numerals in Tennis; the successful manner with which to conduct " Cook ' s " tours for school girls who have never been down before. - ? m r_f r TI. S. S. WORDEN— Aiter Rear Ad- miral John Lorimer Worden. During the Civil War he commanded the Monitor, and fought the historic battle with the Merrlmac at Hampton Roads, 1862. He was thanked by Congress for his skill and gallantry. (Destroyer Ho. 288) r— T T T T T T T I T Had (S) Nory XumcraU op Cotitmittcc (1). 1 ' " • ■ - ItTTTTTTTTTTTTTTrtT- TTTrT fT L " f l: r r r r r f f r r -r !■ r I ' f f y f r f f r r y 1917, Dec. 6. The U. S. S. Jacob Jones was tor- pedoed and sunk by a German sub- marine. Sixty-two lives lost Johfi Linvre7ice Swing Brooklixe, M.ass.achusetts " Jack " " Buck " B LCK came to us with the desire for a naval career after two years at Boston College. He got away to a flying start as Regimental five-striper during the greater part of Plebe summer. Plebe year found him little bothered with the cares of a fourth cla.ssman and as a result he formed certain restful habits that have been his consolation ever since. Academically he started out on the right foot by starring Plebe year and with little effort has been doing well for the rest of his course. Athletically he has never been overzealous, but that he can do things is evidenced by the fact that he was a member of Jack Owsley ' s varsity football squad, Youngster year. He dabbles in baseball and spends the rest of his time in delving into Cosmos and other weighty books of like nature. Buck never speaks out of turn to hand out any extraneous advice and, in fact, is inclined to put one over when you least expect it with that modest, con- fident smile of his. And usually he is right in his conjectures, for he usually counts a hundred before uttering a word. An earnest worker and a rock of righteousness, Jack is assured of success in this man ' s navy. ■ g ' T hilip iAloysius T ' ague Charlestown, Massachusetts " Phil " " Pat " PHIL sailed into us Plebe summer with a con- tagious smile and calm disposition which he has retained throughout. Tenderly rocked in the cradle of the deep, near Boston ' s great Navy Yard, it was natural that all his paths should lead him to the Naval Academy. Plebe year one might have thought him a woman hater, but Youngster year he emerged from his chrysalis and showed himself in his true colors ; an assiduous and constant pursuer of the fairer sex. Many things contribute to make him a success with the girls, but his piece de resistance is the classic little jig he dances when you wind him up and set him down, and he certainly loves to be wound up. Aside from his close attention to hops and swim- ming with the varsity, he squeezes in a little time to pay to his books. His two great serious matters are sleeping and eating. He admits that his favorite book is the cook book and his favorite pastime is eating. There is just one problem which Phil has not solved and that is, " Into how many parts may Sep- tember leave be divided and over how much terri- tory can it be distributed? " He is always looking for an answer and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Above all he is a true friend, ready to share your joys and sorrows, to stand your watch, or drag your girl. nrr -m U. S. S. FLUSSER— After Lieutenant Commander Charles W. Flusser. Dur- ing the Civil War he took part in the attack on Roanoke Island, 1862. He was later killed in action with the Confederate States ironclad Albe- marle. (Destroyer No. 289) Swimming: A Squad (2. 1) Class (3) Naz ' y Numerals (2) Class . umcrals (3): Bo.rina: A Squad (3); Crew 3. 2). m TTTTTrTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTrtn I T 1 TT i r- rT ' I T I t T T T r T T t T 1 tT-rT- 361 I r ' r ' r ' r ' r m r i ' r ' r v r rrr 1917, Dec. 17. Sixth Battle Squadron of five American bat- tleships joined the British Grand Fleet ' Beasley Linden, Tennessee " Beasle " " Blacky " " Chmcley " » ' " " OT any chow ? Then what did 3 ' ou go VJ ashore for? " All of us have our weak- nesses, and Chawley is no exception to the rule; his is chow. The Ac Department bothers him not at all, and he plays long and hard, also consistently. Chief Bender can find no reason to eliminate him from the baseball squad, because he plays for all that ' s in him. While the Radiator Club and the mem- bers of the social set are engaging in their soft pastimes on Wednesdays, this diminutive lad may be found on the baseball diamond with all his char- acteristic nervous energy, chasing the elusive block " N, " perchance a star to add to the decorative ef- fect of his navy blue sweater. He claims, with great emphasis, to be a Red Mike, but those pink, scented letters do not come from his sister. A true Red Mike usually caulks while Holy Joe is preaching, but not so with Beasle. He reduces the boredom of a dry sermon in chapel by staging a beauty contest of his own with the unsuspecting drags. Then in his Ten- nessee drawl, " Did vou see the little beauty up in the gallery? " " No. " " Neither did I. Gee, what a bunch of bricks. " We shall never forget this good-natured boy with his smile for everyone and his readiness to help those of us not as srivvy as he. Harry tdrst e i ' De?ity Burnt Hills, New York " Harry " ' Denny " " J17HAT! A letter from home? I ' ll bet that ' s » » got some jack in it. Well, I ' ll be dog- goned. What do you think of that ? Not a cent. The old man should have known that I was drag- ging Saturday. Well, that woman had better bring enough ' dough ' to buy ' chow ' for two — that ' s all I ' ve got to say. " Some years ago the Empire State was combing the back woods and scattering her sons to the four winds. There came, then, to the Naval Academy Denny, the original old man of the sea. Not that it implies gloom, for in spite of two cruises Harry can still laugh — at the meals. If, as the highly paid artists who write our advertisements say, singing develops the hyo-glossus muscles, then Denny is a Hercules. For years he has enjoyed the sleeping privileges of the choir, chortling right gleefully at every visiting minister. Athletics? Yes, Company. Clubs? Radiator. Girls? No ! The One and Only forsook him during Youngster year, and since then he has stayed on the outside and looked in. However, good resolutions do not last forever and we expect to see a return to the fairer sex. " What! Work! " Rut in spite of it all it would be hard to find a warmer, truer friend, and that is a great thing nowadays, as always. Success to you, Denny. Baseball: A Squad (S) Plcbe Tram (4) Class (2) Class Numerals (4, 3). . :S r r r r r- f r- r -p-r tr. S. S. DALE— After Captain Rich- ard Dale, who was the First Lieuten- ant of Captain John Paul Jones on the Bonhomme Richard during the engagement and capture of the Serapis, 1779. He later saw service against TrlpoH. (Destroyer No. 290) Clwir (4. S. 2, 1). r r r r r r ' r r F ' ■ r ' f f r n t ' t ' f f I ' | i r i ' r i ' 1918, March Dis- appearance of the U. S. collier Cy- clops. The cause of her loss only con- jectured JVilliam T ierce Qhilton Montgomery, Alabama " Chilly " " Alois " PIERCE is an unusual example of just what a correct philosophy will do for one. His calm outlook, even temper, and an ability to make the best of any situation he encounters indicates that he has solved the problem of how to enjoy life. Unhurried, unworried, and unperturbed by the only too few events not according to routine, his de- meanor is such that those with whom he came in contact are his friends. Had he been blessed with athletic prowess his name would go down in the annals of sportdom. On the contrary, his activities have been continual- ly hampered by the demands of the Athletic De- partment fiends who devise all manner of con- tortions through which one must be able to twist oneself. That is, by the way, the thing which most nearly approaches a disturbance of his temper — to hear " Fall in the sub and weak squad! " at the end of a trying day; or debating the possibility of having to spend all or part of Sep leave at the Academy. If, however, anyone wants to borrow money, someone to drag his girl, or even extra instruction. Chilly is willing to do it, provided the request can be proved to be a bona-fide one. When the time comes for him to take his place in the fleet, we know that he will possess all the qualities that are necessary for an officer — but more than that, an exceptional officer. w T)avid Qharles White Detroit, Michigan " Dave " " Whitey " HITEY is not of the kind who are heard from afar and who continually feel called upon to discourse on something, whether it be wel- come or not. His opinions are generally kept to himself; but when he feels the urge, or is called upon, his opinion of you or anything else comes as it is, and you can do what you like about it. Upon close observation you will find he has long since made a careful judgment of the matter. Sometimes his sense of humor takes a queer turn. If you see, anywhere in his vicinity, two people about to leap at each other ' s throats over some sup- posed wrong, each being convinced that the other is the offender, the probability is that Dave is responsi- ble and is laughing heartily over on the sidelines. Anything the least bit ludicrous always affects him unduly. Whitey has never been seriously concerned with any athletics. He must have become disgusted when he could not get on the excused list for a scraped- up shin due to Plebe summer lacrosse. Since then he has been a free-lance athlete. His main object is to be disturbed by nothing whatever, except in real necessity. When that necessity arrives he promptly comes through according to the demands of the occasion. Studies have seldom really affected him. Now up, now down, but always comfortably situated. That is his ideal — complete mental and physical comfort. r r r- r ' r " r r ' i x IT. S. S. CONVERSE— After Rear Admiral George A. Converse, who was a pioneer in the introduction of elec- tricity aboard men-of-war, and also ' of smokeless powder. He was well known as an expert on ordnance, especially in regard to torpedoes. (Destroyer No. 291) WrcstUiiq: Class (2. 1); Rifle: Class (4): Lucky Dai): Plwtografhic Staff. jio Qeorge l orraiiie Jo?ies Berr -ville, Virginia " Duinbell " " Joticsy " " Gentleman George " DUMBELL is not as dumb as his name would suggest, for who is there that can pull sat at the end of each term for eight straight times and still stay a four-year man? Hospitality and a true sense of chivalry are the foundations of his char- acter. He has that knack of making a friend any- where, that he acquired in his Virginian home. " Say, those Plebes from Via are sure dumb. One of them thinks that ' After you, Pilot, ' is an artillery song, but he is a Virginian, and us boys from the grandest state in the Union must stick together. " If there is anything you want to know about horse racing or baseball just ask Dumbell. Before going in for Academics he raised and rode some of the finest steeple-chasers in Virginia. Back at Boyce High School they know him as their favorite baseball man. During the small stretches of being sat George is a useful member in class activities. But once the Academics (and in- cidentally the Exec Department, too, for the Reina has known George) give him a breathing spell, it is hard to tell just what walk of life will claim his activities. Those who know Gentleman George can ' t help but see that with his likable personality as a win- ning card he will play a winning game and make a success of life. IFalhice ;yKCaso?i Hiick Chicago, Illinois " Wally " " Shorty " " M -d 1 Baseball: Class (4, 3, 2J,- Boxinq: (1) Class Numerals (1). Class HUCK, memorize this clipping back- wards and recite it to me to-night. " And he did, not one of them once, but all of them every time. A famous plebe was he — that shortest mid- die in the Academy. Wally is well able to take care of himself, come what may. The regiment was behind him every time he stepped into the ring and he gave a good exhibition, whatever size his opponent. Shorty is one of the gamest, fairest men in the Academy. He loves fair play and likes to see Plebes treated right, for he well remembers when he was made a member of that uncomfortable Plebe fraternity, Sigma Lambda. There were always stars after his name on the M. C. ' s desk, meaning that he was to receive extra attention. There is nothing snobbish about him and he is always ready to help a fellow out. Shorty loves the girls, for he pipes up almost any night, " how do you spell sparkling? " But Wally is constant. In his own words, " There is only one, always only one — though she may not always be the same one. " At all the hops he is always the center of an ad- miring crowd, for they can ' t decide whether he is a real Midshipman or did Santa Claus bring him the suit. Taking all in all, this little fellow ' s greatness lies not in his stature but in his mental capabilities, which are of the highest order. r- r ' r r r " r r r r r TJ. S. S. REID— After Captain Samuel Chester Reid. He became master of a brig while only twenty years of age, after having served on the Baltimore under Truxton He designed the United States flag in its present form. (Destroyer No. 292) Cliccr Leader (2); Boxiua: A Stjuad (3, 2, 1) Plebe Team (4) Navy Nu- merals (3, 2) Class Numerals (4). -- ' - 364 -y — y 1 n r r r f rT 1918, June 8. Lay- ing of the first mines of the North Sea mine barrage by the American minelayers m-- ( luirles Kjjowlto?! IJewins Augusta, Maine " Knoivlt " KNOWLT graduated from Cony High School, Augusta, Class of ' 22, where he had become famous in all school activities, and was selected as vice-president during his senior year. He enjoys music, and played in the high school orchestra. His favorite pastime before entering the Academy was driving his " Lizzie, " and his favorite expression was " There goes another tire. " Knowlt is popular and well liked, and his ready smile and sunny dis- position have won him a host of friends. He has never been known to be blue, and you can find him any night before study call playing the " Uke, " and singing the latest song hits. He has no worries, and although he and the Academic department have had some lively scrimmages he has always come out on top. Knowlt is much in demand socially. The fair drags go wild over his charming manners and New England accent. " Say Bar Harbor for us, Knowlt. " However, in spite of all this attention, it can not be said that he is a snake. He has been a faithful violin player in the Naval Academy Orchestra and it has been a treat to listen to him on many oc- casions. Knowlt will never have to acquire the art of leadership, for men will gladly f ollow him. That, coupled with his good-natured laugh, will certainly win success. A James iJ[loysius Haley, Jr. Fall River. Massachusetts " Jiininy " DO you remember the fellow you used to walk down the corridor with, the fellow with the big smile on his face, the fellow you tried to spring a joke on but who had a comeback every time? That was our Jimmy! The lad who can sit in any- where. He can put life into any conversation, can play any card game known, and a few that aren ' t known, and if you want some good music, just ask him to play his violin. Jim ' s main trouble is to decide which sport to go out for. He made himself famous before entering the Academy in basketball and soccer, but since then he has been devoting himself and his time to crew. When he isn ' t out for athletics he takes great delight in his collection of pipes. Outside of his pipe his chief enjoyment comes from sleeping, but he seems to get an equal amount of pleasure from working some math. prob. that no one else can do. Jimmy graduated from the Durfee High School in twenty-one with the idea that " a sailor ' s life is the life for me. " Since then he seems to think that aviation is his future work. He reads and devours everything on flying that he lays his hands on and it seems that he is on his way to achieve his ambi- tion. But whether on sea or in the air, Jimmy will go high in the esteem of all who know him. Orchestra - - Crew: A Squad (2. IJ Class (4, 3) Naz ' v Numerals (2} Class Numerals (4. ' i): Football: Class (2. 1): Basket- ball: Class (4): Orchestra (4, 3, 2, 1) s ' r r r ■ f i ' f r f f f ' f 1918, June 30. One million tons o f ships had been built to meet the ever increasing de- mand for troop- ships UJ _ L ' Bosquet Neill JVev Richmond, Virginia " Biscuit " " Bosko " To tell you how we love you Is dangerous but we ' ll risk it, O Bosko, how we love you. How we love our little biscuit! THE man who wrote that bit of verse didn ' t know a lot about poetry, but he did know Bosquet and, all in all, he put it pretty well. Funny thing about " Le petit matelot " — that ' s just the way he strikes you. You want to like him and he wants you to, s o the inevitable result is you enroll in the ranks of his admirers and contribute to his general popularity. Possessing a magnetic personality, he has proved a past master at the gentle art of love. And to this must be added a more inexplicable ques- tion, " Why did Bosquet join the Navy? " How in the world this gentleman from Virginia ever broke away from the clinging arms of all the heart-broken ladies of his native state is a question to baffle the oracles of old. Biscuit is a worker, consistent in his efforts and the possessor of an indomitable spirit filled to the brim with clean, Navy, fight. A Virginian, he ex- emplifies that stuff from which character is built, ever a Virginia gentleman ! There is a kindly humor about the lad, an abund- ance of wit and a deep understanding of human nature. Perhaps that is why those who come to hear his melodious voice and ukulele playing also stay to hearken to his philosophies. Edward Spencer •Addison Wilmington, North Carolina " Sinbad " " Matelot " " Add " SOME men are born good looking, others aspire to that heavenly realm when they hear some fair maiden whisper, " Isn ' t he adorable? " and if our Matelot does not have that " skin you love to touch " it won ' t be because he has failed in his use of a well advertised facial soap. But that is just the outer self of our Sinbad, for it is written that this adopted Tarheel shall leave footprints on the sands of time. Traveler, poet, troubadour, philosopher, and friend. Companion of our joys and sorrows, cheer- ful, happy, ne ' er say die, he has tided us over many a rough spot and chased away our blues with ready sympathy, clever repartee and dizzy verse. His favorite indoor pastime has been to give a one-man circus, performing many odd and clever stunts with a table, chair, locker and bed for ap- paratus. But all in all, our Spencer is a real man with the highest and most worthy ideals to which he adheres strictly and steadfastly. And when Spencer ' s " Sweetest of Sweethearts " looks upon her golden- headed boy, and sees that he has grown into a real red-blooded, fighting Navy man, she may rest as- sured that he is the man that she thinks he is. Our loss is the fleet ' s gain. Break out the side-boys! Addison is coming aboard. Football: Class (5, 4} Class Numerals (5); Baseball: Class (5, 4. S, 2) Class Numerals (5): Boxiiui: Class (3, !), Glee Club (4. S, 2, IJ; Gvmkhana: Cast (4. 3): Chmr (4. .!, 2, ' ;,• Ex- pert Rifleman (4); Pep Com- mittee (2. 1). : 2l m XT. S. S. CHARLES AUSBURN— After Charles L. Ausburn, electrician, first class. When the Antilles ■was tor- pedoed in 1917, he remained at his post as radioman in an effort to give warn- ing, regardless of himself, and went down with the ship. (Destroyer No. 294) ' -iM Buple Corps (2. IJ. , t 1 366 : fi f !■ !■ r r r ' f r r r r : ' ■ ' -■-■ « :o| ' i ' L ' t ' if ' r r ' r ' r ' T ' r M ■ I ' I " 19 18, July 19. United States a r m r ed cruiser San Diego mined and sunk off Fire Island Light, N.Y. Samuel avid rj titchell Embreeville, Tennessee -Pat " " Mitch " WELL, listen here. I don ' t care if I do get papped. " With this statement our hero began and ended his academic career. At first an innocent from the sunny south, he fast acquired a liking for the things of civilization until now he is a charter member of the checker, bridge and poker club. The tendency to consider the fair sex fair, has always been strong in his mind, but the last part of Youngster year poor Pat was hooked and landed. An athlete of great possibilities, he is handicapped by a Southern urge for comfort, and aside from his exhibitions of brute strength with a lacrosse stick his athletic activities are mostly of the horizontal or radiator variety. A pronounced aversion for efficiency in all its roots and branches has been so evident that we predict a rapid rise in the service. But taking all in all, Pat is one of those fellows that everyone is proud to know, and he is an anomaly in one important way. Tennessee failed in her purpose and Mitch has the reputation of being savvy. " Well now, it ' s like this, if j ' ou think that that ' s the kind of thing to talk about, all right, I ' m going to bone. " Silence for fifteen minutes. " I ' m boning too hard, I guess I ' ll write a letter, " and with that Mitch, the pride of the English Depart- ment, comes into his own, and the evening silence is unbroken save for the scratch of a pen. Rawsoft Bennett II Oakland California " Ben " " Creeper " " Cheese " " A BOOK of Verses, a Loaf of Bread, a Jug of IX. Wine, " — and there you have our Creeper. A lover of good books and, cheese, good or bad, his happiest moments are spent with these two loves. Femmes? " Naw, too much trouble. I can ' t be bothered. " It is said that one night, Youngster leave, he preferred the quiet and seclusion of the library to the wiles of a famed Hollywood beauty. Ben is a potential savnr, always willing to lend a hand to those less fortunate. His studies have never given him more than a second thought and therefore we see him most of the time reading. Reading what? Everything he can lay his hands on, from a wild two-gun Western story to the most profound discussion of naval strategy. One of his many ambitions is to write an article on the last named subject for use at the Academy. Hampered somewhat by an imfortunate disposi- tion of his weight he nevertheless takes a great part in athletics. He is one of the mainstays of the fencing team and a track man of no mean ability. Systematic? He has more complicated ways of do- ing little things than any ten men in the regiment. Efficient? Ah! there you have him. He calls it by another name, but let ' s give him the benefit of the doubt. The accumulation of TWO demerits Youngster year ruined his appetite for a week. Taking him, all in all, he is a mighty good lad to have around and he is bound to make good. IT. S. S. OSBORNE— After Dental Surgeon Weeden E. Osborne. Althougli he was not required to expose him- self to danger, he was killed by a shell while carrying a wounded officer to a place of safety at Chateau Thierry, France, 1918. (Destroyer No. 295) Fcnciito: Cof ' tain (1) A Squad (S, 2, 1) N (S. 2) Class (4) Class Numerals (4): Luckv Baa Staff Trident: Editor (1) Vice-President (1) Member (2, 1) ; Reef ' nts: Member (1) Intercollegiate pee Champion (2) : Cross Country (1). William Norman ' Davies Denver, Colorado " Firpo " " Dave " BILL was appointed to the United States Naval Academy from Arden, New? York, but at present claims Denver as his home. The reason for the change is apparent after considering two things, first, the man himself, second, his nickname, Firpo. Nothing like this could contentedly linger long in an ultra-civilized community. Before enter- ing the Academy he attended the University of Wisconsin, but the lure of the sea and the brass buttons proved too strong. In common with a great majority of the wearers of the blue, gold and drill uniforms, he has a dis- tinct aversion to cruises. It is sad yet true that even the mighty Davies has to work. By a curi- ously similar line of reasoning the Academic De- partments are the bane of his existence, interrupt- ing, as they do, the sleeping spells with unpleasant and laborious classes. Not in common with the great masses, but alone, he is interested not at all in the " Gentlemen of the Fourth Class, " not deign- ing to allow a single one to bask in the light of his smile. But, after all, in looking for a classmate, in looking for a true friend, look for Davies. In spite of his exceeding love for work, and his leanings toward matrimony, he is the kind to have beside you in a tight place. " Well, the exam ' s are over, now for A a a a H ! How many days? " a rest. Fnotball: Class (4. ,!, 2. I) CInss Nu- nu-rnh (2); Baseball: Class (4. 3); IVrestling: Class (3). 4 - 5 lArthur Qrawford JFalker ' Raskin BisHOPViLLE, South Carolina " Art " " Acey " " Nubbins " JUST because Art did not realize that there is no Divine Providence to prevent Plebes from bilg- ing out, this is his second attempt to outwit the Academics. Since Art got his second wind, the Academics have not had a chance. As for athletics. Nubbins proved by his class wrestling that he knew a hold-down when he saw one. His rating in cross-country was not so suc- cessful. After seeing Art dash madly down the corridor and out to formation, always getting in ranks a few seconds before late blast, we suggested that he go out for the track team, and he took us seriously, and did so. He surprised us all by his persistency and soon was a fixture on the squad, taking part in all the dashes. From the luck he has when he drags blind, we have come to believe that Art carries a rabbit ' s foot with him. Perhaps his lu ck comes with practice, for several times we heard him answer with a sly smile, " Yes suh, that must have been my — (sister, cousin, aunt, or whatever popped into his mind), " when some upper-classmen asked him, " Ah! who were you dragging, Mr. Baskin? " Nubbins has more than his share of good hearted- ness. You could borrow his last clean shirt, take his last stamp, or even use his special stationery, and he would make you feel as though you were doing him a favor by taking them. Wherever Art goes one will find in him a true pal and friend. iLJC_r U. S. S. CHAUNCEY— After Captain Isaac Chauncey, who served in the War with France, 1798-1801, and the Tripolitan War. In the War of 1812 he commanded the naval forces on Lake Ontario and rendered distinguished service in cooperating with the Army. (Destroyer No. 296) Track: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); IVrestlinq: Class f ' 4. J Class Numer- als (S). B. M 36S p ■ F ' r ' r f !■ r ' g ■ w • w-tt ■! I 1918, Sept. 29. U. S. battleship Minne- sota struck mine off Delaware Capes, but reached port safely ( Ccirio i Moore " yrd Hartesville, South Carolina " JV, ' Oi UPON first acquaintance with that drawl you cannot help but know that Marion is a South- erner. He was born in Hartesville, S. C, and lived there long enough to graduate from high school. He then went to Furman, but soon became interested in naval life, secured an appointment, and entered the Academy the following summer. Marion has determination enough to carry him through all kinds of difficulties. In the academic field, whenever below or dangerously near the passing mark, he did not hesitate, but worked extra hours until the way was clear again. Although quiet and good natured, he is not easily misled or imposed upon, as he is wide awake enough to always be able to hold his own. A friend and a companion, Marion is always ready to lend a hand or to join you in time of fun. Fun, in fact, is one of his necessities, for when everything seems to go wrong and everybody seems to be grouchy he does not join the pessimists nor try to make life more miserable, but, being a genuine optimist, he soon convinces you that the Navy is the right place to be in after all. He expects to stay there himself, and make his a seafaring life. He could make good anywhere, and will be an asset to the Service. S T avld ' buncombe Qoleman Union, South Carolina " Dave " " D. B. " WE have tried to give him other names, but the best that we could do was to shorten his given one to Dave, which seems to suit him best. He spent his early days in Whitmire, South Carolina, but spent the last three years of high school in Union, graduating from there. He then decided to come to the Naval Academy. He is one whom we all like as a companion and as a friend. He is one to whom we all go for ad- vice, and to enjoy his humorous conversation. We might say that he is an excellent judge of his own ability and knows just where to put his efforts to receive the maximum marks with the minimum out- lay of work. He is enthusiastic in whatever he tries and does his best in Academics and athletics. Dave is a thorough sportsman, taking an interest in whatever sport holds the field. His long legs carry him to the front in the cross-country competition. His ambitions are, however, not to run from things, but to tackle them, and all winter he is over the gym on the wrestling squad. Those who have watched him in action can tell you that he knows a lot about this manly sport. He not only has the idea of keeping topside in wrestling, but in everything that he attempts to do, and he is generally found in the upper half. We have no doubt that he will succeed in whatever branch of the outside world he attempts. Soccer: Class (1): irrcstUiig: Class (1). - :2 S m " 3 in Ed- " 1 TJ. S. S. FULLER— After Captai ward C. Fuller, U. S. Marine Corps. " While fearlessly exposing himself for the purpose of getting his men into a position of security (World War) he was killed, and thereby gave his life in an effort to protect his men. " , , (Destroyer No. 297) , ilt iT ' 1 TT TTT rr ffi - Wrestling: Navi ' Team (2) A Squad (2) Class (3) Navy Numerals (2); Track: Class (2); Expert Rifleman (4). h . 369 I y |. r r r f I ' f r r r r m i T 1918, Oct, 12. At Durazzo, Austria, on the Mediter- ranean, twelve American sub-chas- ers sank two Aus- trian cruisers r r r f f r r ' f f r »■ rf yo j; C i " ' Jf oelfel New Albany, Indiana TWO hundred pounds of broadshouldered huskiness, blond hair and a square cut Ger- manic face surmounted with an eternal smile makes this Hoosier lad one who stands out in a crowd. Dutch is always accommodating and seems to derive his greatest pleasure from doing for others. His abilities as a coach while one is hurriedly dressing to beat the late bell are unexcelled. " Here ' s your col- lar. Slip on the ' blou. ' No, don ' t bother to but- ton it, they can ' t see it. " He keeps on talking and one unfailingly arrives in ranks on time. Purdue University once contained his name upon its roster, but the navy was made for him and he for it, so voila, here he is. Dutch has a fine newspaper mind and his powers of gathering the rumors floating about are only ex- ceeded by his ability to spread them still further. Queerly, he gets them all straight, or nearly so, and he broadcasts every evening. His powers of speech, however, are not his only ones. The gridiron and the shell receive a goodly share of his talent, and isw are the days in a year that we don ' t find him at a training table. Big, jovial, and kind, this fair-haired youth from " just across from Dixie " is neither Northerner nor Southerner, but a prince among them all. Welton ' Da?ia Rowley Sioux Falls, South Dakota " Bud " ON the eleventh of July, 1923, there came into our midst from the land of the Dakotas a shy, brown-haired, brown-eyed lad of diminutive stature. Bud came to the Navy an inter-scholastic " miler " , but the company of his intercollegiate rivals was a bit too fast. However, he found his distance and made the two miles his specialty. Youngster year after the Army meet found him the proud posses- sor of the coveted block " N. " The cinders occupy a great deal of Bud ' s spare time and in the fall between the halves of the football game you can see him finish well up among the leaders of the six- mile cross-country grind. When he entered the Academy that July morn- ing one could easily see that he was innocent in the ways of the so-called weaker sex. But with all of his athletic activities. Bud managed to pick up a rather good knowledge of their ways and snares and he manages to squeeze into his time a fair amount of social life. An annual pilgrimage to the Supe ' s and Comm ' s reception and regular attendance at the hops, always escorting, has proven to the world that our lad isn ' t as shy as he first appeared to be. Bud has hit the happy medium which many aspire to attain — an athlete and a gentleman and a well-balanced character. Football: B Squad (3, 2, I) PIcbc Team (4) Navv Numerals ( ' .!, 2, 1); Crew: B Squad (4, 3, 2) Class Nu- merals (4): Wrestlinn: Class (3) Class Numerals (3); Log: Staff (4); Christ- mas Card Committee (1). -i::2= S IT. S. S. PERCIVAL— After Captain John Percival, who distinguished him- self In 1813 when with only a fishing smack, the Yankee, and a handful of men, he boarded and captured the British tender Eagle. He again showed gallantry in the Peacock-Eper- Tler engagement. (Destroyer No. 298) Track: A Squad (3. 2 (4) Block N (3) Na: 2); Cross Country (3, , I) Plebe Team : v Numerals (4, 2, 1): Choir (4). 370 r r r r ' r r r r ' f r r r ' ss i S y f r ' f ' r r r r ff ' r r i ' 1919. U. S. S. Chi- cago lends medical equipment to yel- low fever victims at Amapala, Hon- duras ' Dii iicl IVchstcr Lat ' unore Chattanooga, Texnessee -Red " " Dan " if " E NFANT, you know if we took this place seriously we would all go crazy. " There, in a sentence, are Red ' s habits, traits, and personal- ity. He always has time to talk, read, or write, but rarely has he time to study. Having lasted for four years, this alone proves that the lad has abilities. Dan started his real education at Auburn. He stayed there two years acquiring some mechanical and book knowledge, and quite a bit of social tech- nique. We suppose that he gained the last there, although quite a bit is no doubt due to native talent. Never was there a party which he attended that he did not add to the enjoyment of the occasion. London, Paris, Los Angeles, and Washington have all seen him in action. But he is also good here at the Academy, for give him a victrola running, fif- teen boys listening, and him knocking the methods of running some place or thing, and Red is a mortal in Elysium. If you take a superficial look at his record, you would think that our Red was not an athlete. True, he is not a star, but many are the class teams that have been bettered by his presence on their squads, and few are the company teams that do not carry his name as an active participant. Prophecy as to the future is a risky business, but we will not hesitate to say that he will make a generous and interesting shipmate and a friend worth having. ' enjcifn ' m Eugene cJ Coore IF you advice New Bern, North Carolin.4 " Enfant " " Ben " are ever in a jam and feel the need of or a statement, just take your troubles around to the Enfant. He may be up to his ears in work, and he usually is, but he always has time to listen to your troubles. " Now, listen Red, you can ' t get away with that, " is a stock expression, and after he has explained where you are wrong he pro- ceeds with much enthusiasm to help you do it. Against, as he insists, his better judgment. But, in it, he is the best of the lot. The Log and writing are his hobbies. Few essays on thrift or equally enlightening subjects are requested from the Midshipmen without the En- fant ' s name being on the list. True, he has yet to gain first mention, but we are expecting great things from him in this line. The Navy is always in need of officers with a gift for clear concise English, and this gift our Ben possesses. The Academics hold no interest for him. He can read all night and indulge in Mexican Athletics most of the day and then bluff the Prof, out of a three-two. He really is at his best when he has no information upon the subject at hand for definite knowledge " cramps my style. " Ben has a keen interest in the Navy and subjects pertaining to the Naval service and is always striv- ing to learn something new about his profession. With this characteristic as the keynote of his career, we prophesy a rapid rise for him. Tennis: Class (■I. . ' ;,• (S, 2). Boxing: Class - S r r r r- r 0. S. S. JOHN FRANCIS BURNES- Af ter Captain John Francis Burnes, U. S. Marine Corps. " In the attack on the Bois de Belleau, 1918, he was badly wounded, but completed the dis- position of his platoon under violent fire. " These wounds later caused his death. (Destroyer No. 299) Boxing: A Squad (1) Class (2. 1) Class Numerals (2); Log: Staff (1,2) Board (1) Managing Editor (1). n r -_ 371 Herbert ' Douglas Riley Baltimore, Maryland ■■Herl ' " Pat " INTRODUCE me to your drag, Herb. " " Sure, where is she? " " I don ' t know, but I want to meet the latest. " And so it goes — the scene laid at Carvel, most any Saturday night. Although a Balti- more boy by birth, he is a Washingtonian at heart and his eye for beauty has placed him among the foremost and perpetual draggers of the class. He is a man of many affairs. No one girl has ever cap- tured him and held his attention for long. He likes variety and is a firm believer in his own adage, " there should always be an understudy for the present O. A. O. " Youngster year Pat became famous for being a member of the party that " entertained " in the mess hall and for his efforts was awarded the coveted Black " N " and three stars. However, his conduct record has always been worthy of note with this exception and it was not until the end of Second Class year that he became aware of the trials and tribulations of the Extra-Duty squad. The boy ' s famous line has found an outlet in the pages of the Log in the form of humor, short stories, and verse, and his artistic tastes are shown in the Yard View section of this book. His interests inc lude psychology and fiction and he has never missed an issue of College Humor. Among other outstanding characteristics are his win- ning personality and appearance, and good fellow- ship to all. H Joseph JVilliam Kern Lafayette, Indlana ■•Bill " BEFORE changing his identity for a laundry number Bill was a Phi Delta at Purdue Uni- versity. Naval raiment has not been able to hide his originality and talent, as he has proved in these last few years. He played on the Plebe Varsity baseball and basketball teams, being skipper on the latter. Since Plebe year his athletic activities have been limited to the Navy basketball squad, due to his work in non-athletic activities. It is in the latter field of effort that Bill has met with his greatest success. He is a born politician and can be counted upon as a regular entry in most any class election. His principal activities have been the Hop Committee and the Lucky Bag, where his constructive ideas have been accepted with much appreciation. He will be remembered chiefly as the boy who rushed around with a pack of pictures under one arm and filled-out-ready-to-sign-on-the-dotted-linc special " reqs " under his other arm — always up to his neck in work on some new class venture. Bill ' s greatest ambition is to put everything he is connected with across. He is a willing and de- pendable worker, and is always increasing his circle of friendship. Lacrosse: Class (4) Class (4): Lay: Staff (1): Luckx Ba . (Editor of Yard View Section) Dance Committee (2). N%tmerah Staff Rinij - U. S. S. FARRAGUT— After Admiral David Glasgow Farragut, whose life- time of conscientious preparation was rewarded by his victories at New Or- leans and Mobile Bay in the Civil War. The deciding factor in each en- gagement was the character of the commanding officer. (Destroyer No. 300) Baskcthall: A Squad (?. 2. 1) Plebe Tram (4 ) Co retain (4 ) Nav Numerals (4. 3. 2, 1) Baseball: Plebe Team (4) Navy Numerals (4); Lucky Bag: Staff, Editorial Board, Photo Editor; Hop Committee (3, 2} Chmrtnan Youtifister Hof Committee ; Re- ception Committee (1). -CT,- ifiiririTjax 372 f f r t ' r r r r r f r ix i r f 1919, May 28. Navy General Board recommen ded yearly program ; favored heavier and slower warships Thurston ' ooth Qlarh Warrenton, Virginia ■■T.Br ■■Red " " ClarkieDear " RLu has passed nis eleven, I believe, suh, " ed his last re-exam, " numbah and fooled his class- mates and the Ac Department. Here we have a slightly damaged sample of the " old Southern gentleman " who thinks that Virginia is the greatest place in the universe with heaven running a close second ; who wonders how the other sports manage to exist now that horse racing and fox hunting have been invented and who can study less per square minute than any other midshipman and still stick with the troops. Everyone within a mile radius has become a convert on the Virginian proposition. We know now that the world revolves about Warrenton and the Bostonians are just pretenders. Some of us wouldn ' t be convinced for a couple of years, but the path of least resistance has turned out to be the best. And as to the studying, which we have mentioned, he is 250% efficient. Impossible? Maybe, but he steadily gets a 2.5 out of a 1.0 ' s worth of boning. He claims that he is out for anchor man and we congratulate him on having a goal for which he has all the requisites for achievement. And now, let us tabulate his good points, which are many and varied. He is as humorous as the proverbial crutch, is good-humored to the nth degree ; his complexion has an appeal that is well nigh irresistible and (with enough persuasion) will do anything for a friend. Football: B Squad (S. J) Class (4. 2) Navv Numerals (3, 1) Class Numerals (4, 2): Baseball: Class (4. 2. 1) Class Numerals (4). . Qeorge ' Buchanan Qoale Washington, D. C. " King " ■ ' George " ■ ' Kou-ahak " ■ « r O ALE— AYE— AYE. " Thus this fair com- V_ plexioned, overgrown, smiling lad is hailed. A descendant from an ambidextrous line of famous salts who featured in making Naval history what it is, the boy knows his oil on the subject, and willing to spout out on it at any time. Why, he can tell you without the slightest cogitation any dope on any bateau, from the plumbing arrange- ments in a Chinese house boat to the displacement of a Venetian gondola. George simply cannot escape the clutches of pub- licity. A peculiar combination, feline curiosity and effervescent humor, keep him continually in the lime- light. He was constantly in demand all Plebe year, throughout the Academy, and it was very seldom that his name did not greet the ears of all, each and every morning. The King is King indeed, in the new swimming pool for his prowess in long distance and his fero- ciousness in leading the attack of the water polo team has earned him much fame. But that is not his only bid to fame. His literary works are unique and have gained for him new laurels. Even so commonplace things as the making of a note book Youngster cruise, in which he undertook to explain the exact function of the main drain and other in- tricate mechanisms, brought him over-night fame throughout the fleet. It was even forwarded to the Admiral. I r:- f r r ' r r r- r r r i U. S. S. SOMERS— After Lieutenant Richard Somers, who commanded the bomb vessel Intrepid at Tripoli, 1804, in a brave but unsuccessful attempt to destroy the enemy ' s fleet. The powder on the vessel exploded prematurely, killing all those aboard her. (De- stroyer No. 301) r- ■ T T T T ft 1 Suriniming: A Squad (3, 2, 1) Class (4) Block N (3, 2, 1) Class Numerals (4): Water Polo: A Squad (3, 2, Ij Class (4) Block N (2, 1) Class Nu- merals f4): Football: Class (1) Class Numerals fl); Log: Staff (}. 2) Board (1); Lucky Bag Staff; Reef Points (2, 1) Editor (1). Qlareiice £-vans oyd Salters, South Carolina " ( larey " AFTER prepping at Bailey ' s Military Institute at Greenwood, South Carolina, Clarence de- cided to continue his military training at the Citadel, at Charleston. After two years there, he decided that a naval life would be better than a military one and consequently he applied to his senator for an appointment to the Academy. In order to pre- pare for his life here, he bought a copy of Bow- ditch ' s Practical Navigator and diligently studied this nautical authority. His former training helped greatly in the mili- tary part of his new life, but it was different with his Academics. Mechanical drawing was the chief drawback but this was passed over safely and the others did not bother him much as long as he only had to make a 3.5 to pull sat. Clarey possesses an appearance quite charming to the ladies although no one can say he is " houffi de vanite " on this account. He wins friends with his smile and holds them with his personality. His good-natured disposition and his easy going ways go far to gain him friends. When Clarence feels the need of exercise he may be found swimming in the tank. In the spring he helps the company baseball team by pitching for them. He has a taste for good music and has often professed a liking for dogs. Being naturally reserved, one does not get acquainted with him in a short time, but once ac- quainted he is invariably liked. James Rhorer tcQormlc]i Laurel, Mississippi " Jim " " Mac " M ' S ' AC came to the Xaval Academy after making a very creditable record at the Laurel High School. Mac before landing here had ambitions to be a newspaper man and for a year he was Circulation Manager of the Laurel Daily Leader. Here he learned the art of salesmanship. He frequently uses this acquired art in selling such things as flags and memorv books for the Lucky- Bag. Mac is a quiet, refined type of young man who makes friends wherever he goes, and this is witnessed by the number he has at the Academy. He gets the greatest amount of pleasure in helping some of his less fortunate classmates in their academics. When Mac came to the Academy he was rather slight of build, but through extensive training in the gym he has developed himself a great deal. In the evenings, not during class football season, he can always be found in the gym practicing handstands or giving someone else some of the finer points of the game. He is especially fond of climbing the rope and he can frequently be seen going up a rope at the speed that a monkey would envy. On Saturday nights Mac is usually at the hop with some young lady. He is one who can make a success of life any- where, and one who will be successful in the fleet. g - Track: Class (3); Boxing: Class (2); Wrestling: Class (3); Choir (4). U. S. S. RENO— After Lieutenant Commander Walter E Reno, who com- manded the Chauncey in 1917. While convoying a merchant fleet through the danger zone, the Chauncey was rammed by a British merchant ship and Lieutenant Commander Reno was — drowned. (Destroyer Wo. 303) Gym: A Squad (2. 1) Class (S) iK ' avy I umcrals (2, 2) Class Xunicnils (S) ; Football: Class (3. 2. 1): Luchy Bap: Ihtsiiicss Staff. ry t ' r r ' f r ' r r r t ' r r rr . y4 I ' I ' „L!J V L LLL f ' f M ' r ' LLL!_1 1919, June 28. Peace treaty signed at Versailles by the associated powers and the German delegates RicJiard R ' uialdo ' Doivjier Davenport, Iowa " Dick " " Bobby " " Kanaki " DICK came to us from out where the tall corn grows, but he failed to follow the sterling example of the corn, and consequently is not noted for a gigantic stature. From his early experiences of piloting a canoe on the " Father of Waters " he gained his inspiration and determined that sooner or later he must pilot one of Uncle Sam ' s " Grey- hounds. " Bobby is in every sense a one-woman man. In fact, he has three that he insists on calling the O. A. O. It was partly due to his ardent cor- respondence with the above-mentioned individuals and partly because of his love of excitement that he decided to take a re-exam in Math Youngster year. However, after putting said exam six feet under, he confidently told us that this form of excitement had no further charm for him. Dick made his Youngster cruise on the New York and naturally he loves every detail of a Mid- shipman ' s cruise, from garbage parties to side cleaning. However, if we all had his inherent good nature and ability to appreciate a good joke, even on himself, we would never have any real cause to worry over any trying situation. He is bound to come up with colors flying sooner or later. w .-. ■ ' ■ ' ■■ .■1. (jordon Stafford verett Lamar, Colorado aosco 1 oin Doc NO, Tom is not short for Gordon, but has be- come popular as a nickname for him, as he has made popular the belief that he is a second Tom Mix. To hear Bosco tell of his adventures on the plains of the Wild West is to want to take a train for the great open spaces and be chased by Indians and chase buffaloes. The medical profession lost a good man when this lad was seized with a longing to go down to the sea in big gray ships, but the outside ' s loss is the Navy ' s gain. Not savvy but possessing that knack of getting out of the way when the Academic board swings the ax, Doc promises to develop into a good officer with a practical rather than an academic mind, such as the Service needs and wants. Although a potential snake, Gordon refuses to desert the ranks of the Red Mikes, thus holding a real treat in store for the fair sex. If one asks him to don his monkey jacket and appear on the polished floor his response is, " Aw, I would if I could dance, " and he disappears behind Jeffrey Farnol ' s latest book for an evening of enjoyment. With a ready smile and a big heart, Bosco made us feel that a better classmate, shipmate, or room- mate would be hard to find and when he gets out into the line we all know that his fellow messmates will acknowledge that they have gained a real man. Lacrosse: Class (2); Masqucraders (4). - r ' r r r r r r r r TJ. S. S. FAROUHAR— After Rear Ad- miral Norman H. Farquhar While still a midshipman, he commanded and brought over from Africa a captured slaver. While commanding the Tren- ton, he was commended for skilful sea- manship during the great hurricane at Samoa, 1889. (Destroyer No. 304) Statje Gang (4.) ffl 375 IN 1904 occurred the greatest event of Hiram ' s life — he was born. Nineteen years later occurred the second great event — he became a midshipman. In the interval he attended school in Portsmouth, Old Point, and in ' 22 graduated from Mount St. Mary ' s. Plebe year. Shorty acquired the name of Hiram, a good brace, and a remarkable ability to pull sat in his studies at the last minute. Early in his first year he chose wrestling as his sport and remained steadfast to his favorite athletic branch throughout his career. During his second season he was handi- capped by an injured knee, but overcame this hazard, and the final period found him fighting hard for first place. Size and weight prevented him from entering other fields, but his participation in the lesser sports has more than proven his abilities. A shock of wavy hair (may he ever have it) ac- centuating his debonair appearance has been re- sponsible for many a sweet glance from the fair sex. The possessor of an affable disposition, a quick wit, and a keen sense of humor make Hiram a welcome member of any gathering. Unobtrusive- ness of manner and forcefulness of personality are George ' s outstanding characteristics. Those who have come to know him well will find in him a loyal and true friend ; one who by his sincerity and straightforwardness commands the respect of all. ' --■ Wrestlinq: B Sqwid (2) Class (3) Nai ' y l umcrah (2) Class Ntivtcrals (3); Football: Class (1) Class Numerals (1). zAndrew Willicuii Johnston, Jr. Richmond, Virginia " Andy " " Duck " HAVING completed his high school education at Old Point, this young gentleman from the city of " romance and beauty " decided to see what navy life was like. Accordingly, just one year and two months later he joined our ranks. Per- haps it was his distinctive walk, which no amount of military training served to eradicate, which first attracted our attention, but more likely it was his personality. At any rate, attract it he did and keep it he has. At the hops Andy is conspicuous by his absence, and this would lead one to think that he does not care for hops or the fairer sex. The first assump- tion is correct, but the anxiety with which he scans the mail for just one handwriting belies the latter. While Duck is slow to choose a friend he has numerous of them. If you happen to do some- thing particularly dumb before him you will never hear the end of it. Worst of all, in repeating such tales he is prone to exaggerate, not in a malicious way, but in a way to even make the butt of the story laugh as heartily as those around. Never, no matter how right you think you are, enter into an argument with him, for you will soon be swamped with a multitude of facts proving even to you that you were wrong all the time. Endowed with a forceful personality, you may rest assured that wherever he goes he will form a host of friends for himself and for the service. r r V. S. S. S. p. LEE— After Rear Ad- miral Samuel Phillips Lee. He com- manded the Oneida at the passage of Forts Jackson and St. Philip in the Civil War, and afterwards com- manded the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. (Destroyer No. 310) ■X. r " f r r r ' r ' r r r r r r r li?i?i IJan i tater Peru, Indiana " Van " " Bus " " Cupid " AFTER becoming a faculty member of Bobby ' s Var College through long service there, this Hoosier boy came to the Academy in July, 1923, and has remained with us since, ever increasing his popu- larity. Gaze on the austere dignity of his countenance, his stacombed hair, and you can readily see why he is so popular with the fair sex. Snake? A new one every week, and, strange to say, he always escapes any amorous entanglements. Rumor has it that he put in a request for another locker in order that he could have room for all the photos that greet the W. O. ' s eyes and distract them from his non-reg trou. Bus is not partial. " Give ' em all a chance, " is his motto, and he does. Savvy? A persistent wooing of Morpheus spoiled his chances of starring, but Van always had plenty of velvet laid away and was never in danger of being sunk by the Ac department. Bus is an ardent member of the Radiator Club and likes nothing better than to sit on one of the above-mentioned ornaments and discuss anything from the high cost of living to the high cost of loving, but his main topic is telling the secret of his success. A true friend, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand, this young man has but one weak- ness — he likes to ride in automobiles. . ) Joseph lAmhrose Jly rn New Haven, Connecticut " Red " " Joe " " ' ' I ' " IS better to have loved and lost than to X. never have loved at all " quoth our red- headed Joe one morning and then took a picture from the locker door. Such is the view that this young man takes toward life. Books never worried him in the least — that is school books. His Irish luck would get him out of any hole. Oh yes! he ' s Irish — and proud of it. He is more or less wooden but can handle a shovel with dexterity when he has a corn cob in his mouth. Full of wit he is quite the lightest thing we have ever seen. He dragged heavy Youngster year until he went unsat in Math and Skinny. So he decided to study And he did story books. By the grace of a few kind-hearted profs that couldn ' t resist the lure of his curly red hair, he remained with us and again took up the pursuit of the elusive fair sex. Shanty started his naval career by entering the athletic fields, but he soon fell to the charms of Lady Fatima and Lord Chesterfield. One morning, Plebe Summer, Mick was roughly awakened to find himself in what seemed a heavy sea ; the deck afloat and the bed careening wildly on the table. Since then he has been the champion rough-houser of the deck. Never getting angry and seldom boring, the whole deck is willing to sit and watch him perform — which he loves to do. T nr U. S. S. NICHOLAS— After Maior Samuel Nicholas, XJ. S. Marine Corps, who was placed at the head of the marines during the Revolutionary War. He commanded the landing party at Fort Nassau, 1776, and his op- erations there were victorious. (De- stroyer No. 311) Football: Class (1) Class Numerals (1); Boxing: Class (5). 177 I r f t ' f ' t ' r r r r r r r r r ' ' :- 1921, July 12- Act of Congress estab- lished Bureau of Aeronautics as a part of the Navy Department W ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Ed vard Ridge-way Johfison Spokaxe. Washington " Ed " " Ridge " " Jo-jo " ONE of the leading colleges of the East has been in deepest " mourning " for four years, due to the fact that at the zero hour our boy, Jo-jo, essayed a yearning for things nautical. Anyone who has seen Ridge go dashing up — or is it down, a foot- ball field will feel a surge of sympathy for them, for although he has never made the A squad it has been due to the fact that there has always been a crowd of better-built men out for it. Perhaps it is the propensity for the rougher things of life that has caused his little playmates at the table to con- tinually wear that " lean and hungry look, " while he himself must needs worry about the loss of that sylph-like form. Morning ever finds him engaged in a terrible combat with Morpheus, for with the sounding of the bell we see a stir — the bed being laboriously turned back — a general sagging down upon the mattress! Twenty more minutes sleep before forma- tion busts. " The only other consuming passion of his simple life is women. They are at once his inspiration and his greatest fear. His " conquests " are strewn from Spokane to West Virginia — and if he is ever able to find one that doesn ' t terrify him into exile he may some day actually astound the world. However, Ed is a plugger, always trying hard and finishing everything he starts, and if persistency counts, Ridge will rise in the service. t Joseph ' Dwighi tcKinney Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio " Mac " " Chubby " MAC comes from the " State of the Presidents, " but we have had no little difficulty in finding out just where his native town is. However, Mac made quite a record while there as he was the Captain of the Basketball team that was runnerup for the championship. His other hobbies then, as now, were golf and tennis. The Fall of ' 23 saw Mac very badly un- satisfactory in Math. At the time, his classmates gave up all hope for him, but he proved them all wrong. With his characteristic perseverance and stubbornness he made the grade the last minute at the January exams and has ever been on the safe side of the line since that terrifying experience. The Academics did try to scare him several times later, but his knack of overcoming obstacles always won out. Judging from the volume of mail which regularly arrives and from his actions at the hops, we have found that Chubby has a way with the drags that is uncanny to say the least. Not an Apollo and not an Arthur Murray, his command of the old Navy line weathers him through storms and gales that many another would founder in. Ponthall: n Squad (2, 1) r o.t.t Nii- vicitils (2); Track: Cltiss (?); Gymk- hana (4). - 2? 11 n ru: r r r r T TT. S. S. YOUWTG— After Captain John Young, who carried John Paul Jones to France aboard the Independence, 1777. In 1781 he sailed in the Saratoga, which never was seen again , and is supposed to have foundered at sea. (Destroyer No. 312) Tenuis: Class (4) CInss Nutncrals (4); Gymkhana (4). w W V ' -miljS TT TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TTTTl TTIXn;7 III r T I t T T » T t T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T T TTT .vs ,1 ,. f f f r r p r r ' r r r ' W ]g - ov ' f ■ f I ' » ' r_ ' J f M f I ' f ' r ' I ' r ij ' 1921, July 12. Act of Congress author- ized President to call limitation of naval armaments conference Samuel Hu?iter Qi ' iffi.n Norfolk, Virginia " Sam " " Griff " " Jimmy " ' M GRIFFIN, you ' re the worst wreck in the Regiment. " Thus was Plebe year ushered in for Sam. But his good-natured grin carried him over the rough spots and endeared him to all hands. Passing the exams to both West Point and An- napoh ' s, Griff rejected the life of a land-lubber and elected to inhale the sea breezes. And at least it is certain that he has never regretted it, and to see him on board ship one might take him for a salty old relic of the days of sail. The only time that he was ever seen unquestionably blue and sad was Youngster cruise; at anchor in Hampton Roads, when within hailing distance of his own front yard and unable to get ashore. Griff constantly refused to allow them to put a star on the collar of his full dress, and has led the Ac Department a merry chase. But Academic battles have never soured Griff ' s disposition. He still wears the same carefree grin that he wore when he came through the Maryland Ave. gate Plebe summer. And with his perpetual good nature that has so nobly withstood the trials of so much friend- ly running, Griff has made our four years here much happier. Griff ' s favorite topic of conversation is Norfolk. His talks always end with the sentence, " Say, boy, wait till I get home September Leave I With the old moon on the river, and my canoe, just wait! " frederick JFilliam Hcsser Hermiston, Oregon " Fred " " Huzzah " THIS curly-headed youth was born savvy, and with a lacrosse stick in his right hand. He did not waste any time in college, but came to give the Academic Departments a treat after he at- tended the local high school, and the Lincoln High, of Portland. If F. W. doesn ' t get at least half a dozen letters a day from his feminine admirers he feels slighted. Without a doubt, his failing is women, and when they see those curls they just naturally fall hard! Even old Bacchus himself could blush in envy of F. W. ' s weekly dissipations. His diversions lie in letter writing to his numerous girls, the Post, and a deck of cards. Although his home-town isn ' t so large, it can boast of having produced a loyal and faithful com- rade, ever ready to help and encourage, and always smiling. His conscientiousness is shown by the little star he has been able to hold all through the years of academic terrorism. He can scent humor in anything, and is equally clever in retort. Shake- speare had nothing on his ability as an actor. To see him do an aesthetic dance is an inspiration. Con- ceited? No, but he ought to be. Tctnils: Class (4. .?, 2) Manaacr (4); Bozi ' liui, (1): Chess Club (2, 1). T T- T T r r r r r -r U. S. S. ZEILIN— After Brigadier General Jacob Zeilin, XJ. S. Marine Corps. He was promoted for gallantry in action at crossing San Gabriel River, Mexican War, 1847. He later accompanied the Perry expedition to Japan, 1852. (Destroyer No. 313) Lacrosse: Navy Manaqer (1) Manager (4); Nafy Numerals Lnekv Baa: Circulation Staff kliana: Cast (4); Star (4, 3, Class (4): Gym- 2). ' I r r- t ' f r ' f r ' r f r ' f r r j ! ] y 1921, Nov. 12. Rep- re s e n t atives of Five Great Naval Powers met in Washington to limit naval arma- ment r r ' r w f f r r f I ' I I ' n« Ji ' itz ( leifji, Jr. Detroit, Michigan " Tige " TAKE one non-reg roommate, one skipper, and one good right-and-left-hander — blend well and season for twenty-two years — serve with a dash of smiles, and you have a treat. Bend a long line onto this and you have Tige. His home — well, he comes from Detroit, but his home is any place where two good fellows get to- gether; that is, unless it be a Deaf and Dumb Asylum, for the best manual linguist would have writer ' s cramp from just putting the punctuation marks into Tige ' s conversation. In the academic world Tige early learned that a slide rule could be used for something other than drawing straight lines. Since then he has always been safely removed from the ragged edge. Fritz spent much of his time on outside activi- ties. Football, crew, and art all received some of his spare time. Crew was always his favorite sport, but due to an injury he was forced to give up row- ing Second Class year. That did not keep him from taking an active part in crew, for he quickly fell into line as manager. Fritz has never been a quiet boy and many stories could be told of his many adventures and escapades. It is sufficient to say that conversation is never lacking when he is in the gathering. His room has always been the club house and many happy evenings have been spent there. T Football: B Squad (4, 3. 2) Navy Numerals (3. 2 ) Class Nxmicrals (4) ; Crew: A Squdd (4. 3) Nm ' v Numerals (4. 3); Gymkhana: (4. 3. 1) Ca t (4. t ) , ' Companv Representative (2, 1) Lop: rt Staff (1). - James %Jer?ie Rigbv PORTERVILLE, CALIFORNIA " Red " " Redchild " ' HE long, gaunt, loose-jointed individual with the sandy hair, sleepy and hungry looking is the boy from home — " just about half way be- tween Frisco and Fresno. " He spent his days of youth as a two-gun, " hawse-ridin ' , hell-for-leather " ranger in the Sierra Nevadas, spending his days in the saddle and his nights out under the stars. At least that is the way the boy tells it. But accord- ing to Porterville records, his days were spent in worrying the school-mams, and his nights — well, that ' s not necessary. At any rate, the lad has gathered about him a host of loyal supporters in his years at the Acad- emy. He has the most potent line on anything and everj-thing and is ever ready to discuss either one of these subjects. He has the art of boning down to a fine science and his high marks show it. As an athlete, he excels, mixing his sports as he chooses. Football, crew, women, and mathematics, all come in for his vigorous attack and woe betide anyone ho stands in his way. And oh ! those women ! They scram- ble and scream and tear their hair in the vain effort to receive one of his beaming smiles. " Show your teeth, Redchild. No, don ' t take them out, just part your lips and smile. Attaboy! Ahhhh! " Red is a shipmate — a man who can be depended upon to do more than his share in any situation, serious or nonsensical. --- T U. S. S. YARBOROUGH— After First Lieutenant George H. Yarborough, U. S. Marine Corps. After being wounded at Belleau Woods, 1918, he refused aid until he saw that the wounded men with him had been treated and shel- tered. He died from his wounds. (De- stroyer No. 314) Football: A Squad (3, 2) Plcbc Team (4) Navv Numerals (4, 3, 2); Crexv: A Squad (4. 3) Navv Numerals (4, 3); Gymkhana (3); Star (4, 3). 380 1 1 r r r t ' r r r r r r - r f f f r ' f r ' I ' r k 1922. Launching of 10,000 ton, 34 knot, light cruisers of the Omaha class. Several more under construction r r c s M (jeorgc IVhelan nclerso?i Brooklyn, New York " Andy " " Aphrodite " ANDY was born in Brooklyn and attended school there, graduating from Brooklyn Prep in 1923. Shortly afterward he entered the Naval Academy. At the time of his entrance he weighed one hundred and twenty nine and measured six feet. After a half year under the care of five dieticians at the head of the table and two aunts at home he checked in again. Results : Height, six-one — weight, one twenty eight. A natural aptitude for grasping and remember- ing all that he hears, sees, and reads has carried him through his academics with maximum marks and a minimum of effort. The star on his collar is not the only evidence of his mental capabilities. Many of the articles in the Reef Points are by him, not to mention miscellaneous contributions to the Log for four years, and the History section of this book. Lacrosse and swimming are his long suits in athletics. Although weight has kept him off the A squads, conscientious practice and aggressiveness have won him a place each year on the class teams. At the distance it is often hard to distinguish him from the stick, but it is fairly safe to assume that of the two the one with the cap is he. He is an intensely human and normal Midship- man ; one with ambition, with an intense interest in past and current events, one who has the welfare of his friends constantly at heart, and one who will succeed in the fleet. 1 H William Hugh Organ Reno, Nevad.a " Bill " " Pipe " EVERAL years before San Francisco experi- enced its second great calamity in the form of the earthquake. Bill was born. When old enough to engage algebra on equal terms he entered Santa Cruz High School, from which he graduated and became a member of the class of 1925 at the Uni- versity of Nevada — an embryo mining engineer. But Bill had long felt an urge to play at naviga- tion and seamanship so that when the Class of 1927 first began to gather together he was among us — - short, stocky and stubborn. During his time at the Academy he has constantly given his best in an athletic way for both the Navy and the class. Foot- ball, basketball and tennis have been his specialties and vifhether the scene be the gridiron or the court he has always played the game hard and clean despite his abbreviated stature and the scarcity of protecting hair upon his head. However, more than opposing athletes have felt the effects of his untiring efforts. At each monthly recounting of the grades Bill has been among the highest, which is testified to by the stars upon his collar. With such application and ambition, with such a ready smile and keen sense of humor, with a pleas- ing personality and the will to win, so typical of Naval tradition, Bill is most certainly entering the fleet with his course directed toward a successful and an honorable service career. Lacro sse: Class (4, 3. 2. 1) Class Numerals (4); Swimming: A Squad (2) Xazy Numerals (2); Lucky Bag: Staff, Board, Dcf artment Head (Class History and Cruises); Reef Points: Member (2, 1); Christmas Card Committee (S, 2, 1); Stai (4. 2). TT. S. S. LA VALLETTE— After Rear Admiral Elie A. F. La Vallette. He was promoted for gallantry at the Battle of Lake Cbamplain, 1814. He later rendered efficient service in the suppression of piracy In the West Indies. (Destroyer No. 315) Football: B Squad (3, 2, 1) Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Tennis: Class (3) Class Numerals (3); Basketball: Class (4, 3, 2): Class Supfer (1). uirr-rT-m-TT-r ttttttttti riTTitr Tt ' f ' r ' r ' r ' r ' f f f ff f r 1922, Feb. 6. United States, Great Brit- ain, Japan, France, and Italy limit naval armaments by treaty (lAI-v ' ui Robi iso7i AsBURY Park, New Jersey " Robbie " " Al " LONG before he entered the Academy, AI wore a uniform at the Bordentovvn Military Institute. When he laid it aside he became a student at Asbury High, graduating from there in 1922, leaving behind a name that spelt frolic and good fun. With a gift of quick perception he has had no worries over his studies. Athletics occupy most of his time. Starting with soccer in the fall and end- ing with baseball, he has tried almost every sport the Academy boasts of. Only his light weight pre- vents his wearing a block " N " . Who ever saw him worried ? Robbie ' s philosophy is, " the sun is shining somewhere, always, and what is written shall happen; will happen. " In his many encounters with the Exec. Dept. (and he has had more than his share) they have never wiped off that smile. Full of wit and bubbling over with laughter, he has chased away our blues and enlivened many a weary hour with tales drawn from his vivid imagination. Al is one of the type that is slow to make friends but slower to break friendships. His success, in the Service or on the outside, is assured for he has that peculiar personality which makes men conform to his wishes willingly. Qharles Joscpli Northampton, Massachusetts " Haivkeye " " Chollit " CHARLEY entered the Naval Academy firm in the purpose of starting the " horse marines. " For you all know, " a horse is indispensable to man if he wants to get along in this world. " Hawks soon won his place in the hearts of us all. Always cheerful (except when he has to get up at reveille), his face ranks with Edison ' s Mazda in rivaling the sun. For who ever saw him without the famous " watermelon grin " on his shining face? Ready to lend you the shirt off his back and always willing to lend a hand in any kind of work, Chollie is the sort of boy that Horatio Alger made famous and one that is bound to rise in the world. " Yes, sir, I am twenty-one and never been kissed. " That was his boast Plebe year, but he went on a cruise and Sept. leave and when he returned the old familiar war-cry was not heard resounding through the halls. Not a hop passed that was not attended by our Charley-boy, and in his eagerness to make up for lost time, he was always willing to drag blind. But he holds the astonishing record of never being bricked. Charlie ' s ambition is two white stars on a blue field and then a " Gentleman Farmer. " If consiste n- cy reaps its own reward, then he is well on his way to fulfill it, for if one were to try to describe him in one word " consistent " fills the bl.ink. Baskclbull: Class (4. }. 2, I) Class Numerals (4, 1); Baseball: Class (4, -i. 2. I) Class Numerals (4); Football: ( has (4): Soccer: Class (. ): Handball: Class (4) Class Numerals (4); Lucky Baii: Biofiraf ' hical Staff; Gym- khatia: Cast (4). ir U. S. S. SLOAT— Alter Rear Admiral John Drake Sloat, who was promoted for conspicuous gallantry in the ac- tion between the United States and the Macedonian, 1812. In the Mexican War, 1846, he took possession of Cali- fornia lor the United States. (De- stroyer No. 316) J ' ifie: Class (4, S) Class Numerals (4. ■O : Crezr: Class (1): Exl ert Rifleman (S. 2. 1); Crcii ' : IfiO-lb. Crew (1). r ' r f r r r r f r r r ' Wo- T iw " -»T " -» ■ ■ T ' r ' r n f r r i Y 1922, Sept. 13-20. Smyrna fire. American destroy- ers succored 260,006 refugees, taking them to Greece Joseph Russell Ruhins Kenton, Ohio " Joe " " Rube " " Riff " RUBE stayed around the home state just long enough to get a high school diploma and then pulled his stakes and came East to make good his ambition to become a follower of Neptune. Long, lanky, and maybe a trifle lazy, he gets by every term with the minimum allowed, but he doesn ' t worry — he lets the other fellows do that. He takes his 2.5 with a thankful smile and is as happy as if it had been a 3.6. To be famous one has to stand out prominently in something and Joe holds a charter position on the sub-squad. But just before the cruise he manages to come through and he has never missed a leave. " After all, what else matters? " is his philosophy and he has stuck to this axiom throughout his course. Though not a Red Mike, Riff did not drag for three years, but the lonesomeness of seeing others with their drags finally got on his ner ' es and he dragged blind. The original " Flaming Youth " was what he got. Better luck next time was his motto. He knows more about cards than Hoyle and is always playing; but playing because he loves the game; and he has always judged a man by the game of cards he plays. He has a lot in that old head of his, but he keeps it to himself, and we think and know that he will make an ofScer that one will be ready to fight for and love. I Joseph Jraiihl ' m Taylor Danville, Illinois " Joe " " Rosie " IN July, 1923, a sixteen-year-old lad wandered into the Naval Academy. It was our Joe Taylor. Since that time he has steadily been collecting salt, but never does he forget Danville, Illinois. " Where ' s my mail? " A broad smile and we know that Dan- ville hasn ' t forgotten him either. Joe is a good, clean and all-around man. The best way to settle an argument, he says, is to put the other man on his back and keep him there. But he gets his greatest pleasure from boning a " Cosmo " or playing black-jack. Ever since Plebe summer he has been a confirmed snake. Dragging blind and usually bricked, he is still hopeful. But when he doesn ' t drag blind we all have heart failure and he acts like the lord of the universe. He always has a smile and a helping hand for anyone in trouble, especially those in trouble with the Ac Department. Not starring, never boning, but still having plenty of velvet, he has gone through the Academy with a minimum of work and worry, but a maximum of pleasure. " What are regs for, if not to be broken ? " There isn ' t a D. O. in the Academy who doesn ' t know his name and initials. But regs or no regs, Joe will go a long way when he gets out. He has the push and am- bition that will make him a success in or out of the Navy. :t- 1 383 r f f f r f f f f f f r r ' fi! ; v x jill . l J, JLLJ1J.1_L ' ,-I1- -!T!F T-P 1922, Oct. 27. First annual celebration of Navy Day to focus attention of citizens on im- portance of Navy Robert Ira FranUin Fravel Washington, D. C. ••Bob " Ira " " Riff " BOB was born in Dayton, Ohio, and being there- fore an Army junior received his education in many parts of the country, among them Montana, Kansas, Texas, Panama, CaUfornia, and Washing- ton, D. C. Utilizing this wide education to the full he went to prep school at St. John ' s Military Acad- emy in Wisconsin and earned his corporal ' s chevrons and graduated with honor. This early foundation in Academics has enabled him to go through his naval career without any more than the usual amount of worry. As for friends he has many in all classes and he is a constant source of help to them all. His easy manner which is ever present makes him a very pleasant partner at any sort of function. Although not a star athlete in any one sport he is able to hold his own above the average in most of them, as is evidenced by his performances in the occasional tussle which is encountered in the circle of his friends. It is not difficult to visualize a successful career in the Navy for him or, for that matter, in any other career which he may undertake. His standing in the class is within the first hundred and it is wholly evident that a man with so many varied qualities is bound to reach success. It is with these qualities and bright future that Bob will step out into the service in June, and who does not envy him? (L fUefi ' Marshall Zollars New York City " Al " " Tjolly " " Sparky " ZOLLY originally received his naval incentive from Chicago ' s north shore and the broad ex- panse of Lake Michigan many long years ago. Now he hails from the land of the chorus girls, but is, odd to say, a very prodigious Red Mike. " Hey, Tommy, Sis just sent some fudge, come on over, " are the words that are often heard in the circle of his many friends, for Al is generous in more ways than one. His jovial smile is one of his most delightful and most pronounced generosities ; ever present and ever cheering it has aided many through innumerable long, hard hours of the Aca- demics. Not a greasoir but a savoir, and he is that with little efifort, for he just glares at a book for a few minutes, utters the soliloquy that the lesson is fruit today and then is ready to go to the recitation and get a 4.0. Industrious? Say, the academy could not hold enough work to keep him busy. Vices? He has none and I don ' t believe he ' ll ever have any. Girls galore, gracious, yes, but their only requirement to get on his mailing list is an ability to make fudge. He has fallen in love at last and he gets fudge from her regularly. The only thing that he has in com- mon with his wife is that they both receive the most mail. Argue? Yesl And the worst of it is he is usually right. Well, Al, the best of luck in the cold, cruel world, and whatever be your walk of life we want to hear of your success. Water Polo: Class (4, .!, 2. I) Class Numerals (4, 3); Laerosse: Class (2); l.ueky Bay: Organization Editor, Edi- torial Board; Gymkhana : Cast (4); Sec- ond Class Show. - r r ' r U. S. S. SHIRK— After Commander James W. Shirk. At Shiloh, 1862, his vessel helped prevent the enemy from crossing and saved the army from de- feat. At Vicksburg, 1863, he was con- stantly under flre for a period of forty-flve days. (Destroyer No. 318) Basketball : A ' arv Manager (1); Soccer: Class (j, 2. I) Class [Numerals (2): Liickv Ba,i: Staff: Glee Club (4. 3, 2. 1). i!fe " A_ TTTTTTTTt»TTTTT TTTTTTTTT»TTI a V TT yyy 384 RETIREMENT 385 I r f f f r ' t ' f r r ' f f r r ' r ' ' 19 2 3, Aug. 17. Treaty for limita- tion of naval ar- mament ratified by five great powers concerned r f r ' r ' f f f r m f f f zyfia?! Shapley San Francisco, California " Alan " " Shap " " Teddy " SHAP first smiled on the world in New York, but being a true Californian he soon sought the balmy shores of the Pacific. His whole career has been one of athletics, not in one field alone, but in all branches of sport. It would take pages to enumerate them. Six years of Prep school and high school gave him the necessary foundation. He has met the Army year after year in three different sports and there is considerable respect for his prow- ess even up at the Point. Being a big, broad-shouldered boy with blond hair and blue eyes, he has caught the eye of many members of the feminine tribe, and when he smiles their little hearts just beat and beat. And here ' s a secret ! Among his many accomplishments he is also a poet — not one of those long-haired dreamy ones, but one who has thought and the gift of ex- pression. Alan liked the Navy so well that he decided early Youngster year to take the special five-year course. He is well qualified in the art of conversation and description, and often holds an audience spellbound with his many and varied adventures. He has that intangible thing called personality, which is prob- ably the reason why he is admired, respected and loved by his classmates. A K £liot Olsen Milton, Massachusetts " Ole " " Suede " FEW indeed are the men who can start right in on a new vocation with a bang. Perhaps it was Ole ' s former experience in the merchant serv- ice and as a cadet officer in the Massachusetts Nautical School which prepared him to enter upon his naval career. Whatever were the causes, Ole stepped right in and made his presence felt from the opening day of Plebe summer. In athletics, he turned his near two hundred pounds to pulling an oar and tackling the dummy. To say that he has stayed over with the crew each year and also come back early from the cruise with the football team speaks for itself. Coupled with a powerful physique is an alert mind. His natural bent for things nautical and former experience have made him an authority concerning all which per- tains to the sea. Ole has shown us how a man can be regulation and at the same time popular with the fellows. This rare combination has had much to do with Ole ' s prominence both as his class company repre- sentative and his regimental recognition. Of course, Ole has his worries. Which is the better, Van Ess or Herpicide? Why won ' t my hair grow? Then it is very disconcerting to try to have a salty expression when every trace of a smile dis- plays a cute pair of dimples. A true shipmate and a friend to everybody Ole has the respect and good wishes of ' 27. Football: A Squad (4, 3, 2, 1) Block N (4, 3. 2, 1): Track: A Squad (4. 3. 2, 1) N ' (3) Block N (4. 2. 1): Bas- ketball: A Squad (4, 3, 2. 1) Block N (4, 3, 2, 1): Water Polo: Class (4, 3) Class Numerals (4, 3); Hop Contmit- tee (4, 3- 2. 11; Kinn Dance Com- mittee (2); NACA Chairman (1). - r T T T T -T-T- 1 T T r T T T T- T T r T T T t I I t I T I f TI. S. S. SELFRIDGE— After Rear Admiral Thomas O. Selfridge. In 1847, with about seventy men, he put a force of about four hundred Mexi- cans to flight. Buring the Civil War he was actively engaged in blockading oS Mobile Bay and the Mississippi. (Destroyer No. 320) ■ ' " " ' TT TTTTT TTFTTl ' - Football: A Squad (S. 2, 1} Plcbc Team (4) Navy Nwncrals (4, 3, 2, 1); Crew: A Sqxuid (S, 2) Plcbe Crexv (4) Navy Numerals (4. 3, 2); Water Polo: Class (4, 2); Gwxkhana: Cab- arct (2); Choir (4. 3, 2); Star .Vc ' - (4, 2); Companv Representative ' T T T r T T T T T " r ' -dif g gjg jljg 386 t r f r ' f r ' r r f r« r r i r t ' r f f t ' r f f r r r ig 1923, Aug. 23. The five-power treaty for the limitation of naval armament went into effect Arthur Howdrd T ' aylor Philadelphi.a, Pennsylvania " Otts " " Art " " ITT ' AY ba ck during Plebe summer, Otts be- W came the center of much admiration on the part of his classmates. In some way he had im- mediately succeeded in becoming the model sea- going sailor, and the passing years have added to his sea-going manner. Plebe year, Otts showed promises of becoming quite the smooth lad. This has developed beyond expectations. He is aided in his pursuit of the fairer se.x by his raven black hair, brown eyes, and irresist- ible smile, which, when combined with his mean command of the mother tongues, makes a potent and successful combination. In the athletic world Otts has had a varied career while at the Academy. After several at- tempts at lacrosse had been frustrated by " divers " reasons, he gave it up for crew. Otts was one of the first men to answer the call for candidates for the 150-pound crew, and since that time has spent his afternoons pulling away at the business end of an oar, helping put our 150 ' s on the map of the rowing world. But Otts is not always the carefree, happy lad who is seeking pleasure. Those of us who know him, know his ideals, and how rigidly he adheres to them. Moral courage, coupled with a determina- tion to become a good officer, are two factors that will carry him a long way on his path to success in the Navy. w 1 T)a?iiel ' Thomas Eddy Saratoga Springs, New York 1 om AFTER leaving Saratoga High School, Tom put in two years at the New York Military Academy, where he learned much in the science called football. His two years there as scholar and tackle put him in good shape for bigger things here at the Academy. Beginning with Plebe year Tom has played a hard, consistent game at tackle each fall. And then a few months later he could be found out on the river pulling a mighty oar. Although a football player of the first order, Tom ' s greatest conquests have come as an oarsman. It was as a mere Plebe that he rowed in the Olympic tryouts, and since that time has stroked three of the greatest crews of the country. Have you ever heard the expression, " six feet of brawn and muscle and every inch a man " ? Well, there you have Tom; laughing blue eyes and the form of an Adonis make a rather powerful combina- tion at their worst. Though possessing all the quali- ties needed to break the hearts of most fair ones, Tom has shown a passive interest in the gentler sex. Joining the cruise late after the Poughkeepsie and leaving early with the football team each j ' ear has given to Tom what one might call three cruises " De Luxe. " He starred in steam and has never been inside of a fireroom that ' s what hurts. Crew: 150-Pound Crew (2, 1); La- crosse: Class (4, 3): Class Supher Committee (IJ; Cymkhaiia: Cast (4). - :?: - r r r r U. S. S. MARCUS— After Lieutenant (Jg) Arnold Marcus, who died from the effects of an explosion aboard his ship, the v. S. S. A-7, 1917. He was the last man to come up out of the boat and did everything in his power to save his crew and his ship (Destroyer Ho. 321) Crew: Navy Captain (1) Narv Crew (4, S. 2. 1) Flehe Crcii ' (4) Crossed Oars (S) Block N (4, !, 2. 1): Football: A Squad (}. 2, 1) Plebe Team (4) Block N (2, 1) Navv Numerals (4. 3); Gymkhana: Cast (4, 3). I r f ■ r ' r f f r ' r r ' f r n_n! v UkoP ' I ■ I V r r ' f ' y ' ' ' " f ■ r ' CT 1923, Sept. 5. V. S. Asiatic fleet ar- rived at Yokohama with relief for earthquake - strick- en area a riX Oscar JFillis Tdte, Jr. H wvKixsviLLE, Georgia " Oscar " HAVE you seen a person, not one acclaimed by the multitudes because of the greatness of some deed done, but one whom everyone likes be- cause of his likable personality? Well, that ' s Oscar. A typical slow-talking son of Georgia — one more suited to that golden age of the South, the planta- tion period before the Civil War. However, Oscar has taken his lot well, content to live, and happy as long as he is left alone. After spending two years at Mercer University, Oscar decided to join the ranks of the followers of Neptune, so he threw over his college career and descended to the lowly ranks of a Plebe. Only twice since then has he ascended to the heights. Once when he obtained through various channels an apologi. ' from a well-known member of our advisory committee and again when he advertised before the regiment for a lost copy of Balzac ' s Droll Stories. " Well, I ' ve never had a class A yet. Guess I won ' t be satisfied until I have one. Reckon I ' ll go out again tonight. " Oscar has evaded on many oc- casions the searching eye and has left, through the wall, his wake. " Riding tonight, Oscar? " During exams Oscar managed to do his month ' s work down in the base- ment until the small hours of morn, only to lapse back into his easy-going ways after exam week until awakened again by the next set of them. WiUuii}! Eckvard T crdue Macox, Georgia ' 7 7 " " Red " " BUI " AFTER spending two successful years at Georgia Tech, Will decided to cast his lot with the Navy. From the exalted position of a Sophomore to the lowly rank of a Plebe was no small drop, but he took it along with the rest of us and looked for triumph at the end of Plebe year. Vill entered with ' 26, and after his second class cruise, he spent a year on sick leave, later being turned back into ' 27. His addition to our class was one that we could be proud of, and with all his likable qualities he soon became a sincere friend of all who came in contact with him. As is true of many of those who have been blessed with red hair, Will is always the first to see humor in anything. Teasing is one of his great pastimes and he is most happy when he has made one of us the butt of one of his good- humored, practical jokes. During his four years he has been very active in Log and Trident activities and has never had to worry much about the Academics. In leisure hours he has found great pleasure in reading the classics of the Masters and delving into the deeper sub- jects. " What ' s wrong. Will? You look rather excited. " " Oh, just finished telling ' Rouge ' what I thought of him. I don ' t lose my temper often, but when I do they had all better stand from under. " U. S. S. MERVINE-After Rear Ad- miral William Mervine, who served on Lake Ontario in the War of 1812 and commanded the Savannah in op- erations against Mexico, 1846. He commanded the party that hoisted the American flag over Monterey, Cali- fornia, 1847. (Destroyer No. 322) Loo: Staff: Triilcnl: Member (5, 2, J): Choir (4, S. 2. I): Star (4, 3). 388 Robert ' i rch Dillon, South Carolina " Genius " " J ohnnie " " Savvy ' HIS are not the qualities of a fire-cracker, be- ing neither loud, brilliant, nor easy to forget. An accurate watch, dependable, well balanced and well liked is a better comparison. Genius can be as serious as the master at arms waking the mid-watch or as fun-loving as the Rover boys on a midnight frolic, and many are the prac- tical jokes he has pulled on his unsuspecting class- mates, for to look at him one would not think that he ever had a frivolous thought. He is the kind of a middie who dances with your drag when you have been bricked ; helps you with your studies when you are in doubt ; laughs at your jokes, no matter how many times he has heard them before ; and then comes back with a better one. His love for good music induced him to tinker with the " uke, " and now when he strums the strings you think of moonlight — shadows — canoes — beauti- ful girl — Hawaii, and all that goes with it. He has his ideals of the perfect Naval officer and rigidly adheres to them. He absorbs his studies like a piece of blotting paper and has never been on anything but speaking terms with the academics. He has worked hard at track and although he has been in little danger of shattering any collegiate records he has never wavered in giving the best in him, and we know that when he gets into the service he will do his utmost to do his duty. Hartford, Connecticut " Slim " " Carmel " SLIM is very literary in his tastes, as one might discern from a glance at his bookshelf, which contains an assembly of books and magazines of the better class. This inclination, together with the necessity of having to find an avenue of escape for his irrepressible sense of humor, makes him an in- valuable asset to the Academy weekly. In this pub- lication his name may frequently be seen in the lists of contributors. Being very versatile, however, he does not con- fine himself to this field alone. Slim is one of the most reliable pitchers on the baseball team. He did not have much experience before coming to the Academy and for this reason did not give much evi- dence Plebe year of what he really could do. But under the expert coaching of Chief Bender he showed great improvement Youngster year. Slim pitched consistently the whole season, finishing it by a decisive victory over the Point. Carmel rarely misses any of the hops. Unless he is unavoidably detained, he may be depended upon to do his share toward enlivening the atmosphere of gaiety at the weekly gathering of the clan in Dahlgren Hall. Slim may never reach the pinnacles of fame, but his personality and his persevering qualities to- gether with his natural ability will undoubtedly take him a long way toward them. Track: Class (5, 2). f f " r ' T T r r r r J5. S. S. CHASE— After Midshipman Reuben Chase, who entered- the Navy as a seaman in 1777. He cruised on the Ranger in her operations against the British, and later fought with the Bonhommie Richard during her action with the Serapis. (Destroyer No. 323) Baseball (4) N- mcrals (4); Log A Squad (S, 2) Plcbe Team (3) Block N (2) Navv Nu- ■ ■ ' " Staff (1). m 389 Los Angeles, California " Tug " " George " UG is a wild he-man from the West and he refuses to be convinced that any other part of the country is fit to live in. But in one respect he is beginning to see light. Eastern girls have at least destroyed his peace of mind. Girls occupy only a small part of his time, much less than most of them desire, for George is a hand- some brute and has caused much fluttering of hearts among the imfair sex. He spends the spring at baseball, and the fall and winter with the Radiator Club. Yet he manages to keep off that bane of the unambitious, the Weak Squad. This he tells us is due to that wonderful life in the West, which he claims " makes men out of weaklings. " He is rabid on this subject and is often heard to exclaim, " Why, I wouldn ' t live in the East for a million dol- lars. " In less excitable moments, however, he lowers it to a hundred thousand. Tug has an attribute which makes him popular with everyone — an unfailing cheerfulness when things go wrong. He is always ready and glad to help anyone and for this reason he is often imposed upon. He is a natural savoir and with a little less aversion to work would stand even nearer to the top of the class than he does. But he is content to accept things as they come, not starring or bilging, and with an ambition to en- joy life to the utmost, with the certainty that he is liked by everyone. s Baseball: A Squad (?. 2. 1) Navy A ' h- nwrals (. 2 ). Warner Ryersoii Ed sail Haddonfield, New Jersey " Duke " " Ed " " Ducky " HE Duke is rather a self-conscious youth and quite sensitive to anything suggesting a slight. The O. A. O. addressed him as Ducky, and, sad to say, his wife discovered it, causing him no end of subsequent humiliation. By nature he is a fast worker. Many times has the peaceful racket of the alley been shattered by a remonstrating howl — " It ' s darn queer, wife, but when you are sweeping out I am fixing the waste baskets and the rugs, and when you are washing the bowl I fix the waste baskets and the rugs. Will you ever do anything? " He has never been in love — he admits it. Neverthe- less, just let the M. C. hand him a letter written in purple ink, and he is happy for a week. Should the letter state that she is coming down — he is delirious with joy. If another letter comes later saying, " Mother does not think " etc., he is torn from his pedestal of bliss and cast into the deepest, darkest, gloomiest pit of Hades. Well, maybe he isn ' t in love, but . He has plenty of brains and a haid problem only stirs him to work harder. He has been known to work for four hours on a baffling Math prob, but after the four hours he emerged from a pile of paper, books, and blue smoke with the solution. The Navy needs men and " stickers " like the Duke, and when he gets out in the Service he will rise to supreme heights. r " r n r f r- r f r U. S. S. MULLANY— After Rear Ad- miral J. R. Madison Mullany. He vol- unteered for service in Mobile Bay, Civil War, where he was exposed to the most destructive fire. He dis- played great heroism and was severely wounded, losing an arm. (Destroyer No. 325) Tenuis: A S ' QumI (2. I) Class (4. 3) Class Xumcrals (4, 3); Choir (4. 3, 2, 1); Star (4); C.ymkhaMa: Cast (4). llihrY TTT T T T 1 T T r T T t T T T r t T T ! 1 T » r T t ! 390 James Edward Qohii Salisbury, North Carolina " Speed " " Jimmy " " Sheik " AFTER graduating at Maury High, Ed spent two years at the University of Virgina in pre- medical studies. But soon he received an appoint- ment to the Academy and he came here to prepare to fulfill his earliest ambition, to be a naval officer. He loves to tell of his carefree college days, and many are the wild escapades that he has thrilled us with. However, his resources in conversation are not limited to the past. He can discuss present affairs with a clear interesting analysis that makes his listeners ever attentive to his words. Speed is the authority that we turn to for help in Mathematics and Languages and he never fails us. Why he isn ' t starring has been a mooted ques- tion for quite a time. Jimmy is very quiet, until he comes to speak of the girls. The conversation always turns on them when he enters into a talk-fest. His name of " the sheik " is very appropriate at these times. On the cruise Eddie is always willing to do his share and makes a helpful, cheerful shipmate. When in port he never fails to make friends and his ad- dress book looks like a directory. For four years we have found him to be a helpful, sincere classmate and we can picture him as an am- bitious young officer, whose willingness to learn and determination to make good will bring him to suc- cess. Joh7i Cldridge Jr. Buckingham, Virginia " Jack " " Jawn " EARLY in his high school days John had aspira- tions to join the ranks of the Regiment, and to become a follower of the sea and a man of arms. In the spring of 1923, while a student in Electrical Engineering at the college of William and Mary, he received the thrill of a lifetime when he won the appointment from the tenth Congressional district. He, as he had done in high and college, has up- held the reputation of an earnest, hardworking student, and is pictured already by us, due to his conscientious work as a midshipman and his ever- present will to win, a successful and efficient officer in the Fleet. Jawn was just as steadfast in athletics as in all his other endeavors. He was rewarded. Second class year, by receiving a place on the wrestling squad. Jack is quiet, retiring, and unassuming. Never with much to say, whenever he does speak, his words carry with them the impression of something well considered and well expressed. On the cruises he has shown himself to be a good shipmate, with a smile for everyone and a willingness to do his share of the work. John, when we part and go to our new stations, we leave you, with our minds filled with memories, pleasant and joyful, of four years well spent to- gether, and we entertain hopes of often meeting you ashore and afloat. - TI. S. S. COGHLAW— After Rear Ad- Tf " tniral Joseph Bulloch Coghlan, who ' commanded the Raleigh in the Span- ish-American War, 1898. He was com- mended for gallantry and skill at Manila Bay, and was advanced for eminent and conspicuous conduct in , , battle. (Destroyer No. 326) il T T t TT TTf t H A Squad (2. mcrals (2). 1) Na A ' m- m I f f f f f I ' M I ' r r r ' r Li A ;; ! ! ' ' f « f t ' f f r I ' f M ' f » I 1924, June 12. Tur- ret explosion on U. S. S. Mississippi, three officers and forty- five men killed JFillis Jrederick Ker?t W.ASHINGTON, D. C. ■ ' Willis " • ' Will " " Dope " VISITORS to the city of Washington on a day some years ago wondered at the holi- day spirit that prevailed there. The natives, how- ever, knew that on that day a future great leader had been ushered into life, who would some day come to revolutionize industries. Strong men wept for joy and wise bards sang in praise, predicting achievements far too numerous for the scope of this article. Willis ' education began in the Public Schools of Washington. He captained the track team at Central High School and, after graduation, attended Yale University for one year, wherein he prepared himself for entrance to the Naval Academy. To know Willis is to appreciate him. There is that unassuming air about him that appeals to everyone and his company is a boon at any gather- ing. It is a familiar sight to see Willis at a hop wher e his nonchalant and " blase " manner is al- ways effective. As for activities, Willis has been true to his first love. He has become our foremost sprinter and in the spring he may be seen any afternoon pursuing the vigorous life. As for the winter, well, one must have one ' s sleep. Willis possesses a wealth of qualities that are sure to bring to him all the benefits of life and success is certain to be his. " Bottoms up, to Willis, fel- lows! " Track : .-J Stiuar! CS. 2. 1 ) Navv •nctals (3. 2); Star (4). Jack Hay den Lewis Washington, D. C. " Flash " " Jack " " Johnnie " PARIS, TEXAS, has the distinction of being the birthplace of Jack Hayden Lewis. After his elementary school days Jack moved to Washington, D. C, which has been his home ever since. In Washington he attended Technical and Central High Schools, where he distinguished himself in football. At Annapolis he was a member of the Plebe football squad and he rose again into the limelight Second class year when he was chosen for the All-class team. Jack has an abnormal love for slumber. One of his greatest joys is to sink back on his bed and pass quickly into the land of forgetfulness. This state of quiescence usually lasts the entire study period. Then, at call to class, he springs quickly up and is as bright as the rest of us. What has puzzled us most is how he is able to lie dormant practically all of his study hours and still stand so well in his sub- jects. Flash has displayed singular inventixe ability. His ingeniousness was first brought to our notice when he devised an original door check. This product of his fertile mind was a delicate apparatus of great value. The news spread, and a steady stream of admiring classmates came to view the new appliance. Jack may be heard often in a heated argument on anything. He seems to have a desire for politics, and we are certain that his big heart and cheery manner would make him a favorite with the voters. TT. S. S PRESTON— After Lieutenant Samuel W. Preston, who was captured at Fort Sumter, 1863, and imprisoned for a year. He was killed while lead- in? his men in one of the attacks on Fort Fisher, 1865. (Destroyer No. 327) Football: B Squad fS. I) Nav Numerals (I) Class (2). Class (2) Nuturrals A. fiii. THINK of the most cool, calm, collected and disinterested seeming person imaginable. Let the countenance be lit with the fires of joy and devil- ment in the eyes. Fill the head with a brain that is considerate and helpful and yet mathematically exact. In this manner you may conjure up some- what of a picture of him, and yet fail to realize that quietness of charm. Entering the Naval Academy straight from Cul- ver, whence rumor, slight and unconfirmed, has him a high cadet officer, the military side of our ex- istence has never troubled John. With a mind as accurate as a seven place log table, with a mathematical reasoning power far above the average, and with a concentration suffi- cient to enable him to use his abilities, he knows little trouble in his academic career. In addition to this he is a rabid sport fan, and since he seemed willing, he was caught and tamed to be used for the sports section of the Lucky Bag. As far as the fairer and more useless sex is concerned it seems impossible definitely to classify John. For although he is cer- tainly fond of feminine company, nevertheless there is always that air of aloofness about him that makes us doubt his interest in the rank and file of feminin- ity. Cool and helpful ; quiet and unassuming; practical but withal a friend and a good messmate. 1 THE story of Jim ' s collegiate education begins at Knox College, where he stayed long enough to make Beta Theta Pi and to demonstrate a marked propensity for learning. This natural academic ability and the start he obtained at Knox enabled him to float over the rough waters of Plebe year and finish up near the head of the class with two stars adorning his collar. Although he has no particular hobbies, there are numbers of things among his favorite recreations. In the realm of literature he is right at home, and can lower all existing records in going through a best seller from cover to cover. He writes fluently himself; this book contains some examples. Most of his works — the hundreds and thousands of letters he has written — have never been published, though they must be well worth publishing, for such per- sistent practice could not help but lead to perfection. Plebe summer he learned to wield a lacrosse stick, but during his career he has never had the ambi- tions to rise higher than the company leagues. He majors in company basketball. Everything comes easy to Jawn. Whether the way he goes singing about his work is due to an ability easily to accomplish things or to an indomi- table optimism is difficult to say. He meets every difficulty with a buoyant spirit and responsibilities that come his way are handled in a capable manner. Lucky Bag: Athletic Editor; Class Suf " - tcr Committee : Chairman (1); Star (4. - . -. i): Company Representative (1). ? r f ' r iizn: x: IT. S. S. LAMSON— After Lieutenant Roswell Hawkes Lamson, who served briUiantly in tlie Civil War. While in command of the Gettysburg he took a prominent part in the attack on Fort Fisher and piloted the powder boat Louisiana in under the fort. (De- j stroyer No. 328) Star (4, 3. 1). h . 39J I r r r ' f r ' r f t ' r f r f jr:! ! 1924, Oct. 20. Gun explosion on the U. S. S. Trenton, one officer and thirteen men killed outright , kp | ' i ' I ' I ' f m r I ' f y f f T Hugh Augustine Robert Keiraii Boston, Massachusetts KeiL ' pte " IIT ' HO is that cute little boy over there? " — W an oft-repeated question, we must admit. He is no other than our Kevvpie, a mite of a man whose radiant smile has illumined our surround- ings these happy years. To be constantly in his company is to assure oneself of a constant existence in the land of joy and happiness, for he has given us many laughs and is equally himself when en- joying the well-told jest of another. A product of Boston ' s famous English High School, his background has influenced him in the pursuit of the literary line. A constant subscriber at the library and to the best of magazines has only tended to further his interest in the art of writing. If he had all the money that he has spent on stamps he could buy a Rolls-Royce for himself, but still he writes. There are two pigeon holes in the Post Office — one for Kewpie, and the other for the rest of the boys. We put him forward as our can- didate for long-distance scribing endeavors. " Hey! Where is my mail? Knock off holding out on me, will you? Ah-h-h-h- I thought so. " He possesses an e.xceptional faculty to hold the atten- tion of so many fair admirers despite the fact that he is separated from them by such great distances. A lover of games, he is often heard repeating, " No, boys, I have to take a workout this afternoon. What? Bridge? Oh, c . break out the cards. " iAlhert Joseph T evany New York City " Al " " Beau Brummcl " ' •T ON ' T crowd. Take your time. Al will J_- shake hands with all of you before he goes. " Thus spoke the mayor to the throngs when Al left the metropolis for his career in the Navy. When he first found himself enrolled as a plebe he was at least as ill at ease and unacquainted as the average, but that savoir faire of the born New Yorker hid the fact from his less sophisticated class- mates. A perfect gentleman and true friend, he has won his place among us and ' tis said that girls have neither the strength nor courage to give him up. To his individuality, developed by a year at Fordham, nature has magnanimously added a set of well-cut features topped by a shock of black curly hair. His great diversion is the natatorium and there he can frequently be found, swimming and diving, with a few of his chosen chums. We have enjoyed his friendship throughout our years as midshipmen ; his fellow-officers will enjoy it in the hereafter and we know that he will suc- ceed, if for no other reason than that he can argue his way through any difficulty, and when he relin- quishes his physical accoutrements to join the ranks of the angels it would be a great pleasure to sit beside St. Peter and watch Al argue his way into heaven. -. ? S r r ' r r ' r r ' r- r ' r r V. S. S. BRUCE— After Lieutenant Frank Bruce, who served in the World War. While in command of the Bobo- link engaged in mine sweeping in the North Sea, 1919, he was killed when a mine exploded as it was being heaved In. (Destroyer No. 329) Crev 150. Pound Crcuf (2. 1): khana: CaH (4, S). Cym. f ' iy ■ ' -flTTIITTTTfTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTr TTfTTl. - ItlrrrTTTTTTTTTTTTTT TTTTTTTT TTT 394 rar r r |i r f r ' r r r r ' r fl y I ' I ' I ' I ' I ' f »■ !■ r f f r !■ r 1924, Oct. 1 2-1 5. Flight of Los An- geles from Fred- richshafen to Lakehurst, N. J., by Captain Steele, U. S. N. John IViU ' uun : iirphy DowAGiAC, Michigan " Spud " " Diz " JOHN tells us he is from Michigan, but being a Navy Junior and having lived at every Navy Yard in the country, we are in doubt as to where his home really is. After having been to some thirteen different schools, Diz entered college at Michigan with the engineering class of 1925. After completing suc- cessfully the Freshman year, the call of the sea broke forth so strongly that he left Michigan and went to Severn School. Plebe year Spud had the idea that he was quite a swimmer because he was the proud possessor of a Red Cross life-saving award. Since then he has given up the water and has taken up fencing with the sabre as his favorite weapon. His two great weaknesses are his capacity for food and his fondness for telling weird tales of the old Navy. John can, we assert without fear of contradiction, carry on a longer conversation for more consecutive minutes and exhaust the verbal possibilities of everything from Beethoven ' s " Minuet in G " to the " Etiquette of the Afternoon Call " more efficiently than any member of the regiment. However, he is a serious-minded youth and spends his spare time studying the navies of the world and the chances of promotion in case of war. John is imbued with the spirit of patriotism and he is destined to rise far in his career as an officer. t ' " i J)(( alefi ' Durshi Chicago, Illinois " Mai " " Dursk " BEFORE entering the Academy Malen was a prominent figure in the Lane High School of Chicago. His name is conspicuous in the annals of that institution, due to his participation in both athletic and artistic activities. In his Senior year he was Captain of the best basketball team turned out in Chi, was on the editorial staff of the school ' s paper, and was a member of the orchestra. Dursk continued his basketball playing and Youngster year was one of the mainstays on the class team. He is a hard worker in everything he attempts and although he is not starring in his studies he is above average in his marks. Durski is a quiet fellow, never offering an opinion until he is asked for it, but he is an excel- lent shipmate and pal, interesting himself in wha t- ever you are doing and always willing to help you over a difficulty. He is generous and sympathetic and is only too glad to help anyone who is in trouble. As a roommate, he approaches the ideal : witness the fact that he never borrows ties for skipper ' s in- spection ; seldom monopolizes the shower, and always keeps his side of the room in perfect order. A mania for keeping things in their proper place makes him an ideal catch for some housekeeping- loving girl. He is a fellow that any man would be proud to have for a friend, and is assured of a host of them wherever he goes. r f r- r " r r r r r " r v. S. S. HULL— After Commodore Isaac Hull. In a small boat he sailed into Porte Platte, Haiti, spiked the guns and took the fort. In the War of 1812, he commanded the Constitu- tion during its brilliant escape from the British fleet and its victory over the Guerriere. (Destroyer No. 330) Boxing: A Squad (2, 1) Navy Nu- merals (2); Basketball: Class (S); Orchestra (1). r r- r ■ r f f f f» f f ' r r ' JLlifeT 1924, Nov. 19. Ger- man-built dirigible Los Angeles placed in commission by the United States Navy Thomas Hedgers Ccissie Winchester, Kentucky " Tommie " " Pashle " TOMMIE was born in Winchester, on January 2, 1904, received his preparatory education in the Winchester grammar schools and Millersberg and Porter Military Academies, graduated from the latter in 1923 and entered the Academy in August of that year. Since entering the Academy, though not having distinguished himself for brilliancy in the Academic line, Pashie has been more successful in athletics. Concentrating in track, he has been a most con- sistent two-miler and cross-country man, running in all Navy meets since Plebe year. Circumstances and environment united and for four years tried to make him practical, but all in vain — he is still the contemplative person he has always desired to remain. This is substantiated by his intensive study of psychology and is evinced by his cynical attitude. In spite of this cynicism Tommie is a very agree- able person. The possession of a magnetic personality has made for him many friends. The possession of a well-controlled temper and perfect composure has made him few enemies ; and together with the faculty of being equally at ease in a drawing room, athletic field, or cruise has all developed to give him a remarkable pertinacity of purpose and a love of adventure. Tommie may eventually be found engineering some development project in South America. Track: A Squad (S, 2. 1) Navy Nu- merals (3, 2); Cross Coutitrv: Navv r. ' , 2. 1): Glee Club (2); Gymkhana (-I). S Cdia ' ard ' urto?i Robinso i Tlckahoe, New Jersey " Robby " CONTRARY to all precedent, Robby did not, upon his entry into this life, create the usual furore of wails, but in its stead adorned himself with a defiant cheerfulness with which to meet the bludgeonings of Fate and in this he is yet unshaken. But none is without sin and that others may profit by his misdemeanors, here is his exhorted confession. After undisputed distinction at Tuckahoe High, and two years at appeasing his wanderlust on the bounding main, to which is inseparably attached the symposium of gay, foreign shores, he suddenly foiuid himself in the Academy, a victim of " nautical fever. " Now he is the singularly polygonal man i n minia- ture. Emphasis to his versatility has natural sup- port in that he captures a fcinnie by flourishing her, " a la Don Juan " down a crowded hop floor or abruptly forsakes the gentler aesthetics with one measured stride and dons the leathers to give an unsuspecting victim a precipitate introduction to the canvas. " Rather rugged, " is the tribute paid him in boxing circles; and, really, one wouldn ' t hardly predict that he ' d find emotional sublimation in maneuvering the epochal tea-wagon ! Rather a happy combination, these virile, savory salients effect in conjunction with a veritable art at main- taining convivialities. With these adecjuate requisites for entering the arena with fate, Robby won ' t surprise us by carving out an enviable niche. ' 111.11 I J ' r T T TT ' j f, y. r_ii r f g Boxin, : A Squad (S, 2. 1) PIchc Tcovi (•f) Nafy Numerals (4, 2); Gytnkhatia : Cast (D. 0.) (4). TJ. S. S. MACDONOUGH— After Com- modore Thomas Macdonough, who served under Decatur at Tripoli, 1804. He commanded the squadron on Lake Champlain, 1812, and gained a brilliant victory over the British squadron. (Destroyer No. 331) HilTT T TTl T t r T t T r T T T T T T T T T T n T T T T 396 Stanley Everett Judson Saraxac Lake, New York " Jml " " X7HERE I come from it ' s so cold in the W winter that the fires won ' t burn. " Where does Jud hail from? Elgin, Gary, Syracuse, Sar- anac Lake, Yonkers or New York, take your choice. He chooses Saranac Lake, " where men are men, and mountains are mountains — and I mean real mountains. " By the way, Jud has a certificate to show that he climbed Mt. Marcy (5217 feet high; seventh highest east of the Mississippi). He has read all sorts of things in the Sunday papers and elsewhere about the constant strain to which captains of industry are subjected. Now it is distinctly not in Jud ' s plan of life to be under a strain, and he studies accordingly. Mr. West- inghouse may enjoy juice, and Mr. Leviathan prob- ably likes navigation, but, really, I ' d rather read fic- tion, wouldn ' t you? How does one read fiction and still stand in the upper half of the class? I ' m sure I don ' t know, but Jud does it. Ponzi had better look to his laurels when this cosmopolite starts for his fortune. " Now you see, I ' ll buy a house with the thousand, rent it, buy an- other house and mortgage both of them, buying a third house with the proceeds. " At the end of the trail of mortgages Jud foresees a home on Lower Saranac Lake, and I, for one, will give odds that he realizes his ambition. William Russell Ignatius Cincinnati, Ohio " Ig " SINCE the time when, as a candidate, Ig was informed by the Jimmy Legs that he would have to dispose of his cigarette before entering No. 2 Gate, no one has been known to disturb his easy- going nature; and nothing, including the Aca- demics and the conduct report, has succeeded in worrying him. His enviable knack of securing maximum grades with minimum study has made possible his unrestricted pursuit of books, baseball and bridge, and consequently his has been a happy four years. He began getting famous Plebe year and has managed to keep in the limelight ever since, be- cause of the fact that his name is almost invariably mentioned in the morning orders. He is not well known among the Crabs and the hopgoers because of a peculiar aversion to full dress and white gloves, but has made up for this local deficiency by making the most of his three cruises. As a re- sult he has a regular correspondence with every port (Guantanamo possibly excepted) that we have had the good fortune to make. If the past may be taken as an indication of the future, we hold no doubts as to Ig ' s success and good times in the Service. Gymkhana : Cast (4). I Baseball: Class (4. .?, - ' , 1): Gymkhana: i r--| ' I " " r r r i ' " ■ ' ' ■ ' - ' ■ TTTTTTTTTTl T ny Tiki V. S. S. FARENHOLT— After Rear Admiral Oscar W. Farenholt. During the Civil War, he served at Fort Hat- teras, Port Royal and Fort Pulaski. He took part in tlie attacks on Charleston and the storming of Fort Sumter. (Destroyer No. 332) in 7 T TT I T T r T T T I j r; f t ' j ir t r f f ' -_ r ' r ' r r nl cj r i o,Vv4 ' I ' LLX;jr±JLLJUL ' AJJ_L ' JJ_LL 1925, Feb. 11. Act of Congress re- quested President to initiate second naval conference on naval disarma- ment Joseph ejiedict i aher WooDiMONT, Connecticut " Joeblow " THAT good natured Irish lad? Why, that ' s our Joe. The most carefree and least worried of the many around. No matter which way the wind blows, he just grins and accepts it as a mere matter of destiny over which he has no control. Yet, in spite of his easy-going ways, he is the very essence of grim determination when his way is blocked or there is work to be done. To get Joe into an argument one needs only to knock the Irish. Then, with the oratory of a Demosthenes, he will conclusively prove to you that there are no better on the earth. And if our Joe- blow is a true example of the Celtic race, as he so often claims and we have at last accepted as a true fact, then he is right ; for no better man stepped through the Maryland Ave. gate than our boy, Joe. One of the most rabid of the Navy rooters, he knows the whys and wherefores of every game. Not very much escapes his keen mind and he follows his studies and sports with the alertness of a sports-writer, as his high marks with the minimum of study go to prove. His ambition is to set up and tear down radio sets for Uncle Sam. Then he will be in his element and we all know that he will come out ahead, for Joe does know radio, backwards and forwards. That smile of his will carry him a long way in the service as it has with us the few years we have been so lucky to be with him. rrf t iy}fCichael T ' eter Russillo Pelham, New York " Mike " MIKE received his early education at New Rochelle and then spent a year at Cooper Union College. An early interest in the Army suf- fered a complete reversal when one year he saw a Navy blue team defeat the Cadets on the gridiron. Consequently he applied for an appointment to the Naval Academy and became a Midshipman in 1923. A man of potential starring ability, the great out- doors have a lure that keeps him from concentrating on his books, but he has always been able to keep a good margin of velvet to his credit. His athletic prowess has been displayed in various fields. Not quite Navy calibre, he has never stopped working hard on the class and company teams. Youngster year he won laurels for his company in the squared ring and the following spring he found his batting eye and became a baseball player. Hav- ing caddied for Sarazen, he displays a keen interest in golf and spends most of his spare time on the links. Mike is always happy and bears no one any hard feelings, radiating on others the effects of his pre- possessing personality. This is shown by his affinity for any D. O. ' s who are fain to cross his path in the course of the day. His pleasing manner has won for him many friends. Among other attributes he possesses the faculty of seeing the better side of affairs, which is one of the big things of life. .-i?; s W U. S. S. SUMNER— After Captain Allen M. Sumner, U. S. Marine Corps. During the advance from Viercy, France, 1918, he saved the lives of many of his men by exposing himself to watch for signals. He was killed in action at Tigny, 1918. (Destroyer No. 333) Baseball: Class (4. . ' J Cla. ' i Numerals (4): GymkluiiHi (4): 150 lb. rr«f (2). iriTTITttTTTTTTTTTTTTTTIITTr rTfl JoJui Tdft T imon RivERHEAD, Long Island. New York " Jack " " Omar " LOOK at his eyes — is he mad, happy, or sorry: Can ' t tell very well, but — he ' s pleased with himself, or ought to be. The dear boy spends half of his time pointing out what a hopeless wreck he is, what a mess he has made of his life, and what a dismal future looms ahead of him. But what we have been able to learn of his past and present disproves his ravings. Responsible posi- tions in the high school student body, track man, football man — are these the earmarks of a ruined past? Manager of the football team, on the boxing squad and track team — are these the signs of a blighted life? We leave it up to you. Girls, did you say? Those innocent, provoking, baby-blue eyes, that hide such a multitude of sins, have a way that seem to capture the opposite sex. Wherever he goes the subject of conversation turns to women and their ways. A scholar, too — " Gosh, sure did bilge that exam, and my dailies, 2.6 at the best. " Yes, we all know that story; marks go up and we see a 3.4 final. Makes a good pal if you can leave him alone when he ' s griping. But it takes some time to get acquainted and then he is well liked. 4: H ' I JVillem van T oorn MoNTCLAiR, New Jersey " Bill " " Fan " OLLAND—Montclair— budded forth— stub- born cuss — never studied — appeared intelli- gent — was ditto — dissected engines — plagued speed cops — sweet girls — dances — moonlight drives — puppy love — educated — graduated. Exams passed — Academy — " Look at it — Where you from mister? — What — Holland! — foreigner eh — Sound off Mr. van Amsterdam! " " Idioten — stom- eriken — gekken — sweight. " " Choke it quick — what an explosion! " — " Asleep in chapel — again? " — " Looks a mess. " Speed boats — racing cars — planes — ideal. Doom motor — his fantasy. Sub — weak — extra duty — awkward-squads — fall in — Dutch ' s specialties. Athe- ist — gentleman — idealist — philosopher — tenacious — he ' ll swamp you always. Youngster cruise — pneumonia — Torquay — raving — Paris — Helene — paradise — lost — psst — delirious ■ — Gibraltar — coaling boom — crash — pretty stars — all colors — unconscious — quiet leave — boned — " nee " - — dragged — never missed — different ones always. Grey monsters — every port — same story — " Gee, fellows, honest, she ' s sweetest lil ' girl in all the world " — intriguing — Los Angeles — broken car — Seattle — yacht wreck. Brrrhhh — " James, answer it — tell them I ' m out — What! — Reveille? — zounds! " Log — sketches • — poems? — Army game — Parody Club — cheers and ?? oppression — expression — an orgy — madly gone. Football: Nav Mattaaer (1) Block N (1); Track: A Squad (3) Plebe Team (4) Navy Numerals (4, 3,): Boxing: A Squad ' (3. 2, 1) Nazy Numerals (2). -4 X: U. S. S. CORRY— After Lieutenant Commander William Merrill Corry, who won success and skill as an air pilot. While on the staff of Admiral H. B. Wilson, 1920, he met his death while attempting to rescue a com- panion from a burning airplane. (De- T.T- n il — stroyer No. 334) CA3 Fencing: Class (4. 3, 2) Class Nu- merals (4, 2): Log: Staff (2, 1). yTK } ' James T aul Walter Forrest City, Pennsylvania " ]. P. " " Jimmic " AFTER four years of successful studying at the local High School, Jimmie heard the call of the sea and so he proceeded to obtain the needed appointment to the Academy. During the year previous to his entrance he prepped at Severn School, close enough to Annapolis to get some in- side dope on life as she is lived in Bancroft Hall. While in high school J. P. was fairly successful in athletics, but since his entrance the daily fight with the Academics has kept his spare time busy with attempts to pull sat. His congenial personality is always a pleasure to all of us and, even in the midst of the arguments he loves and prosecutes so well, his wit softens the fall of our pet theories and his unfailing good humor is evident when his end of the dispute fails. On every international, country, or local question that comes up to view in the newspapers Jimmie has all the facts and a good argument, pro or con, ready before the rest of us have fully comprehended what it is all about. Jimmie is level-headed and a business man of no little repute. Who will ever forget that masterful coup of his when he procured for us a dozen silk socks for the amazing sum of one dollar? We all have our own hobbies and if J. P. ' s is stocks and bonds, why not? It is a good field for our James and one in which it looks as if he is fully qualified to succeed. Jeffersonville, Indiana " ReiUy " AFTER perusing academics at Jef?ersonville High, Marion Institute and University of Louisville, this young Irishman came to the Acad- emy to round out his extensive education. Perhaps it is the ready wit and pleasing person- ality found in all true sons of Erin that makes him such a welcome companion luider any and all circumstances. However that may be, there is no doubt that if he had been born in the era of the " Golden Fleece " instead of the " Golden Bug " he would have been the favorite of Venus and Morpheus. He loves to sleep or, if not, in slumber to lie on his bed and dis- course on sundry and various matters. He is a very good listener and a born conversationalist. Reilly proudly traces his ancestry to the land of the Shamrock, in fact, to County Donegal, " where they ate potatoes, skins and all. " But don ' t get the impression that he follows the example of Mc- Swiney and forbears from eating, for one of his many accomplishments is the art, chowing, and it is a treat to sit at his table and watch the food dis- appear with unfailing regularity. His previous military education has enabled him to thoroughly enjoy his service with the King ' s Guard, and he has shown himself to be a thorough student of military tactics. r r IT. S. S. MELVIN— After Lieutenant (Jg) John T. Melvin, U. S. Naval Re- serve Force, who lost his life when the patrol boat Alcedo was sunk by a German submarine in the war zone, 1917. The Alcedo was the first Ameri- can war vessel lost in the World War. (Destroyer No. 335) 400 JC—LZ r r ' f r r r ■ r f -r ' !■ I ' r r ' I ' f r f f f f r r r 1925, Sept. 1-10. At- tempted non - stop flight of PN-9 from San Francisco to Hawaii. Forced down 200 miles off JVilliam Qroft Jennings BiSHOPVILLE, " Croft " South Carolina " Al " WHE Croft left Bishopville and headed for Annapolis there wasn ' t a person in the town that wasn ' t at the station to give him a good-bye handshake and a friendly wish for success. With that certain ability for making friends he soon won for himself a place in our hearts. Plebe year the Ac Department gave him a good fight, but toward the end Al broke their strangle hold and took a cruise to Europe that certainly broadened out his mind in more ways than one. Being far from a home port didn ' t hinder Croft when the week-ends rolled around and he could always be found over in Dahlgren Hall in the company of some fair damsel of the neighboring cities. William was always a ready source of general in- formation, never failing to be at least two jumps ahead of all official orders and notices. He came a close second to the Annapolis Gazette when the news of the aviation course leaked out and he never got over it. Early training in athletics gave him a splendid physique, but studying kept him from using his ability to any great extent. However, the class did profit by his football playing. Looking into the future is uncertain at times, but in doing so we see great possibilities and excellent results from this Southern patriot who has so well started on the road of success. Salt Lake City, Utah " Coop " " Cliff " UTAH gave us a stalwart son when she sent us Cliff. Equipped with a determination to come East and scribe his name across the clouds, he left - East High of Salt Lake and wended his way to if Anne Arundel County. Plebe year found him in the Plebe crew. The next years found him Navy ' s ; own diver, Eastern Intercollegiate diving champion as well as runner-up in the National Championships. True to tradition, Cliff has beguiled many a fair maiden in the course of his wanderings. In this re- spect Coop has been the most nautical of the nauti- cal. And the ease with which he handled each and every situation evoked the admiration and envy mi i of all. The little starry-eyed Salt Lake maid has | keen competition and will have to look to her laurels. Academically, Cliff began to find himself at the beginning of Youngster year and soared to the sacred haven of the savoirs, whence he has become a fixture. Musically he tweaks a mean string on his banjo, to the great delight of the class show managers, and the strains of the battered Steinway in Smoke Hall, on Friday nights, have had him as their perpetrator. Coop has gained the respect and friendship of his classmates, and his undeniable personality and earn- estn ess prophesy a berth of honor and power for him. Football: Class (2, 1) Class Numerals (2. 1): IVater Polo: Class (S, 2. 1) Captain (3). : fe r f r- r r r r r r r i U. S. S. LITCHFIELD— After John R. Litchfield, pharmacist ' s mate third class. He displayed exceptional brav- ery in giring first aid to the wounded under shell fire near Thiacourt, France, 1918, and was killed while taking a wounded soldier to safety. (Destroyer No. 33 ) Swt ' mmifig: A Squad N (3. 2; 1): Track: (3, 2. 1) Block A Squad (3, 2, 1) Nory Numerals (3. 2, 1): Crew: Class (4) Class Numerals (4) ; Gym- khana: Cast (4, 3) Side Show (2): Mandolin Club (4) Jazz Band ( }■ r 401 I l i y. fi r ' r ' !■ f r r ' f f r f r - " f r ' t ' r ' f f f r r f f r r 1925, Sept. 25. S-51 rammed and sunk by City of Rome. Five officers and thirty-one men were lost Howard Upright Qordo?i Leavenworth, Kansas " Bus " IT might as appropriately have been " Bust " or " Boom " or " Bang " as that endearing epithet with which we first dubbed this unique and sturdy son of the Kansas trails. Each and all are equally expressive of that intangible something of the personality which he so ably disports in the delect- able form of pep. From the first day of Plebedom he has been be- sprinkling a contagious enthusiasm for all things both here and there and everywhere, and instilling all with that indomitable, sand-proof, purging tang of the Kansas prairies. To say that sheiks are smooth, suave and per- haps malicious, or to believe that Red Mikes are patient, oppressed, and benign, is to free Bus from the specialties of both tribes. Our interesting, im- pulsive and diminutive " sand blower " is a type by himself. A personality congenially tinted with the colors of his own Kansas sunsets, and fired with the energy of prairie rabbits; thus we see him pass and repass through the days of routine work, leaving a trail of scintillating, voluble optimism, brimful with an activity that carries him prying into all the nooks, corners and phases of Academy and Navy life. angway! Eight side-boys. Messenger, tell the Captain to shake a leg! Bus is coming over the side. " And so it will go, for with that imbued confidence he is bound to rise. Qlareii £m9?iet T)iike Mount Vernon, Ohio " Duke " " Due " DUKE came to us from the wilds of Mount Vernon, after graduating from high school, where he made an enviable record as a basketball player, and after having a year at Sul ' s War Col- lege. After several months here at the Academy he decided he would like to go back to Sul ' s; so back he went. The following year he rejoined us and from all indications he is going to continue to jeopardize Congress ' desire for a smaller navy. Like so many of us, he has the prevailing academy spirit: " What ' s the lesson for tomorrow? " — " Is that all? Oh, well, we recite second hour, I can bone that then. Must get this letter off tonight. " Vhen outside of the four walls Duke is slightly inclined toward being quiet, but in the Hall he is known for his noise-making ability. He would like to give the impression that he is serious-minded, but he succeeds in giving just the opposite. Since childhood Duke has had high aspirations to become an athlete, but is slightly handicapped by his size ; but even though he is the possessor of a small frame, he has been successful inasmuch as he was on the basketball squad for two years. His athletic aspirations have been overcome to a certain extent by the magnetic powers of the Radiator Club, of which he is a consistent member. Everyone that knows Duke knows he will suc- ceed in whatever he happens to choose, because he is a persistent " go-getter. " Stviinmjnfi : A Squad (1): Class (2). Bowiififj: - U. S. S. ZANE— After Major Randolph T. Zane, U. S. Marine Corps. He dis- played conspicuous bravery and cool- ness in successfully resisting a heavy attack on the town of Bouresches, France, 1918 He died later from wounds received in this engagement. (Destroyer No. 337) ,- — r Track: Class (2) Class Numerals (2); Basketball: PIcbc Team (4) Nav Nu- merals (4); Ext ' crt Rifleman (4), M. r.T TT 1 T T- ' .if ' , .77; , ' r=T: 402 19 2 5, Sept. 3. Dirigible Shenan- doah wrecked in violent storm over Ohio. Three offi- cers and fourteen men lost Harold ■ [aiirice Zcmnier Kansas City, Kansas " Xip " " Hiney " SOME far-seeing man has said that humor oils the wheels of the world, and those living in Hiney ' s sphere are well aware of his ever-present mirth. To him life means happiness — happiness, above all, to those about him. Zip has had his share of troubles, physically and academically, but that stick-to-it-iveness which so characterizes his daily life has guided him past all shoa ls and reefs. As a pal there is none better for he can always be depended upon to carry more than his share of the burden. Sports have always claimed a great portion of his time and he is an ardent follower of them all. This brown-eyed lad from the great open spaces has perfected the great Navy line and practices it at every week-end that Dahlgren Hall is swaying to tunes. Though not being a born saz ' oir he has made the most of his studies. The spirit of the Navy is clearly imbibed in his mind and from all indications his career will be molded in the service. Being a pos- sessor of a potent self-confidence what else does he need to carry him onward with increasing years? His fighting spirit and quality of being a good loser will go far to make him a success in his chosen life at sea. Richard ' Dewey Zern Macomb, Illinois " Dick " IT has been said by a critic of speech makers that a fast talker as a speech maker is more enjoyed than a slow talker. Dick always has something to say about everything and he gets it over in a very short time, but it is always good, sensible stuff, com- ing from sound, well trained material above the shoulders. Dick has a wonderful ability of making friends. Knowing everybody in a class of six hundred is quite an accomplishment — Dick does. He is full of ready wit and humor, and has a pleasing and at- tractive personality which makes everyone like him. He is gifted with much pep and fight, and is al- ways found engaging in some form of athletics. Like most of us, he has had his difficulties with the Academic Department, but by sheer grit and hard, well directed effort, he has shown that he has in him the qualities which tend to make a leader of men. In his uniform of blue, and brass buttons, with his golden hair shining, and his blue eyes at full power, Dick has raised havoc among the fair sex in every port and every hop that he visits. His two pet worries are getting fat and bilging, but by hard workouts in the g ' m and study hours he has given us a more enjoyable four years here at the Academy by being our loyal classmate. A firm believer in Naval traditions and customs, one may rest assured that Dick will be a credit to his country, flag, and the Navy. Lacrosse : (4): Glee Class Club (4) Class Numerals (2. 1): Choir (4. 3, 2. 1). .- TTTTITTITTT T-TT U. S. S. WASMUTH— After Henry Wasmuth, TJ. S Marine Corps, who saved the life of " Fighting Bob " Evans at the attack on Fort Fisher, 1864, at the risk of his own life He was later killed during the same en- gagement. (Destroyer No. 338) Track: Class (4, 3. 1): Swimmmp: Class (1) Class Numerals (1): Gym- khana: Cast (4. 3. 2): Glee Cluh (2). 1): Lucky Ban Staff: Choir (1). I r ' f t ' f f r ' ! ■ f f P ' f r f T ( 1925, Oct. 3. IT. S. S. Lexington launched. Later converted to air- craft carrier carry- ing 72 planes. erict Lincoln, Nebraska " Fred " A ' SY visitor that has navigated safely beyond the sign, " For Midshipmen Only, " will tell you that the curl is natural. It makes the airedales howl in envy and the colored barbers greet him with a smile. " Hey, Fred, get out the uke and dream for us a while. " From earliest Plebe summer the lad with the uke and prairie-fire imagination was al- ways in demand. He would sing a little ditty about a cabin, cozy chair, French briar, and fire- place, and then in the next breath tell you what a wonderful place Greenwich Village was. " I am going to take a big workout today. " He would torture off five pounds in the afternoon and then that evening — " aw gosh, Bim, I couldn ' t re- fuse that pie. " He once went to a butcher shop and asked for ten pounds of meat sans bones. The man cut and weighed it. " Do you want to take it with you? " " No, 1 just wanted to see what ten pounds looked like. I am reducing. " Snapping pictures has been his major sport and his chief delight is to spend a study hour in the dark room ; and then his complaint the next day in class is, " When are they going to stop under- rating us Lucky Bag photographers. " But he has always managed to stay in the second sections. Fred leaves the Academy with two ambitions. First, to sail the seven seas in search of sirens, and finally to find a Ford, fireplace and a family. Warren Jrederick Qraf Philadelphia, Penxsylvani. ' " Bimbo " HE French word, gauche, hardly applies to A . this sailor, even though he is a left-hander. How many times have you seen his port crane toss a basket or southpaw a hot one into the catcher ' s mitt ? Lady Luck rarely smiles when he is look- ing. She usually laughs, and as a result her laughter has of late been met with indifference. Whether it be basketball, baseball. Academics, or the game of life, Bim goes places and does things without the help of that fickle lady. Part of his life has been spent in the subways, and part in the northern frontier of Washington. He starts to tell you of how he helped supply the family larder with venison, and ends with an ac- count of the World Series in Philly. " I see by the Oraville Gazette that they have killed another cougar near the town pump. Now that reminds me of the time — — " and he is off with some of the weirdest tales that ever came out of the West. And he vouches for every one of them. Contact with the throngs coupled with experi- ences in the far West, where they keep mountain lions for house pets, have given to Bim an unusu- ally clear-sighted and enduring philosophy. His main code of life is activity, and who was it that said, " Actions speak louder than words " ? That is our Bimbo. Bari: Staff: Pef Committee (1): Choir (4. .V. - r r- r- r r r r " r " U. S. S. TREVER— After Lieutenant Commander (T) George A. Trever. While in command of the U. S. S. 0-5, 1918, he died while engaged in taking measures to avert an explosion aboard his ship. (Destroyer No. 339) Uii ketl ' all : A Squad (3. 2, 1) .V Block A ' (2): Basehall: A Squad i. 2, 1) Wn ' y Xi mrt(xls (3, 2); IVatcr Poh: Clu ' s (3) Clan- Xiimrnils (3); Star (4. 2). 404 r r r r ' r _f T D ran mrr 1926, May 8. Com- mander Byrd flies 1,560 miles to North Pole and back In fifteen hours and flfty-one minutes Charles Thillips Hill, Jr. Washington, D. C. " Phil " " Charlie " " Lord " PHIL first heard reveille " down on the planta- tion, " near Front Royal, V a., where most of the famous Army broncs are raised. He must have associated with them a bit as a lad, because it is hard to get topside of him in an argument. He was never seen boning overtime until Second Class year, when he heard a rumor that one would have to star for the year even to be a lowly second petty officer in First Class year. Of course, his social obligations required a lot of his time, and Phil has done his part toward maintaining friendly diplomatic relations in various ports of the world. No Assistant can pass Charlie ' s door without leav- ing at least four letters, one of which is sometimes a bill for his roommate and at other times an advertisement. " Here ' s a letter from a girl I ' ve never seen or heard of before. Hmm — Let ' s see, when can I drag her? " After five minutes of deep thought he decides to play safe and drag the O. A. O. as usual, in which the young man is quite safe. Lord has the makings of an athlete, and if he had the necessary build we are sure he would be as famous for his touchdowns and home runs as for his good nature and attractive personality. f William Hernuui ' rockniaii Baltimore, Maryland " Bill " IN early September, a scant four years ago, there joined our outfit a fair youth from the city of Baltimore. Bill finished his course at " Poly " that June, and after looking over Hopkins and several other colleges he decided that he would rather wear blue and gold. As Bill knew his stufif at Poly, he has never had to worry about the Ac Department here — fortunate youth — so his time has been devoted to athletics and femmes. He ' s not a snake, he ' ll tell you so, but he does drag to every hop. And if you ' re fortunate enough to have him come up to you in the stag line, ask no questions; you ' ll not be brick- ed — Bill surely knows how to get them. If you boys from inland and the West Coast ever want a good drag, drop around to see him and get one of his " Baltimore Belles. " That one hundred and eighty pounds of Bill makes him a mighty handy man in athletics, especial- ly lacrosse. He is particularly adapted to the Indian game, as we all know, for his prowess with a stick is well known to Navy rooters. That he ' s a fighter and a booster we have learned, and our Bill has all the other fine qualities of an officer. We know he ' ll make good in the service. Tennis: Class (4. 3. 2) Class A ' .rH r ah (4). V r r r r r r r f r f I. TTT tr. S. S. PERRY— After Commodore Oliver H. Perry, who led the ships in Commodore Chauncey ' s attack on Fort George, 1813 Later he commanded the forces on Lake Erie and defeated the British Squadron in the Battle of Lake Erie. Trrr hacrossc : A Squad (?. 2, 2} Plcbe Team (4) N Star (2) Navy Numerals (4, 3); Football: A Squad (2. 1) B Squad (3) PIchc Team (4) Navv Nu- merals (4, 3, 2, I); Wrestlinq: Class (2). 1 i 405 I F ' f r r ' r f f r r r r ( r r- I- r- (gi 1926, July 17. Ex- plosion of naval arsenal at Lake Denmark, New Jer- sey, costing many lives and millions J IP mston Irwin Quattlebamn Beaumont, Texas " Quat " " Winnie " UST what connection there is between steers and cotton, and sails and seas, is quite a conun- drum. Perhaps it was the contrast that induced Quat to try a midshipman ' s life of ease and com- fort. So he came to the Academy with his wild and woolly ways to show us that a Texas cattleman could make a good sailor. Arriving among the late