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

 - Class of 1927

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■ ' 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)

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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

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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).

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