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any shi es not st, for I intend to go in harm ' s way tj an- ' - 1 The 1931 Lucky Bag Designed and Engraved by Jahn Ollier Engraving Company Chicago, Illinois Printed by the Rogers Printing Company Dixon, and Chicago, Illinois Cover by the S. K. Smith Cover Company Chicago, Illinois Official Photographer White Studios New York Citv, N. Y. Business Manager THE ANNUAL OF THE REGIMENT fflfflOF MIDSHIPMEN = ra ra PUBLISHED BY THE UNITED STATES NittAL ACADEMY AN N A.P O LIS MARYLAND ° Jo John Tau! Jones whose farsightedness and indomitable courage gave us the foundation ofourJVavu. Eighty-five years of service have seen the passage of many men from the Naval Academy, and with each year a striving to add something more. For this is the fascination, the privilege of Youth, ever to be vibrant, ambitious, hopeful, idealistic. Youth, the builders of the future, always seeking to add one more atom to past successes. With high deeds they will prove them- selves faithful to the traditions of those who have gone before them, — it is not for us to add with high words or promise more. Thus it has been and thus we have faith it will ever be. And so to the spirit of a man who was first a youth and a fighter, and to the spirit of the Navy that he has handed down to us, we dedicate our atom of " Carry On " . ONE other than a gentleman, as well as seaman, both in theory and practice, is lified to support the character of a com- missioned officer in the Navy, and no man fit to command a ship of war who is not also capable of communicating his ideas on paper in language that becomes his rank. ' In these words did John Paul Jones state the qualifications of a naval officer; to paraphrase them would be but to weaken them. It is enough to say that time only has proven them true. To be " gentlemen of lib- eral education, refined man- ners, punctilious courtesy, and the nicest sense of personal honor, as well as seamanlike offi- cers is not an easy goal. In the path of our great captain let our steps be sure. When Jones leaped to the stays of the " Serapis " and lashed her bowsprit to the mizzen of the " Bon Homme Richard, " his officers thought him reckless and admired him; his men found him one of them and loved him. Miles Feeser Fox January 25, 1909 August 31, 192.8 George Roberts Palmer Andrew Boggs Drum, Jr. April 28, 1907 September 3, 1929 August 28, 1909 August 4, 1929 Frederick Nash Kollock, Jr. January 26, 1909 I let-ember 4, 1930 Wfytn young bopes are reali?eb one toe turn totoarb tbe sterner tasks, meet to forget tbose tobo Sbareb battles anb brief glorp on tlje Htfe. before tbose tobom toe as our oton bloob anb to unstinting courage anb beuo tion to butp === toe stanb Silent — in tribute to tbeir respect anb fjonor J -L THE YARD A C A. D E M " Y B I O G RAP HIES CLASS HISTORY JUNE WEEK C L A S S E S ACTIVITI E S AT H l e TICS F E ATU RE S AMMI1N WITH loving ambition for his chosen land, Jones enthusiastic- ally supervised the building of his first ships. With the building of each new frigate new developments were incorporated, new ambitions tested. The buildings of the Yard have been our ships for four years, stern ships helping to breed strong men, a perpetual challenge to those who enter them. 1 . • I npJKr 8«i jjfi ' wSJj . ► •in nin ft « — j • | C H •J!H :«r I jfcSi ' M TiTv ff (Manorial 9Ui Memorial Hall, a silent reminder of heroes gone before, looks out to sea. Below lies Wilson Park where the Regiment dreams mid clouds of smoke — of ports, people, and events, past and future ■ 8M£ M Ohm -•■■ ' ■: , ' 1 • ' ■ ■ , ' — -•• g , • . A hall of marble splendor — entrance to the home of midship men — appropriate setting for beautiful drags each Sunday morning — scene of receptions for victorious Navy teams. " «■. ' ■ ■•- % ;v " - ' Ai A _iL ..«• ' ' « h «.- c V 5 « , ft, il fts? »i , ,-, - g g WMH j QaUl ren Gfall Most versatile of buildings — ordnance classes, infantry drills, basketball games, and hops. Here is learned the foundation of the Navy ' s might. Endless rows of drawing boards — countless models — the glare of furnaces — the ringing blows of hammer on anvil — the whir of shop machinery — the realization of the engineer ' s dream. C rtpolitan fflonumeni Hallowed stone — monument to men who were makers of naval tradition. Close by, the Officers ' Club; home of those who return to carry on the task of building new officers. mm EVEN as a boy, the wildest storm could not daunt his courage. The spirit of the Academy has also stood for courage to set forth into perilous waters with the confidence born of knowledge. To hundreds of men she has given her profound influence, and cherished in their hearts is her memory, the hallowed mosaic of our alma mater. m m. v p HERBERT CLARK HOOVER President of the United States Commander-in-Chief CHARLES FRANCIS ADAMS Secretary of the Navy Copyright by Pickering ADMIRAL S. S. ROBISON Superintendent CAPTAIN C. P. SNYDER Commandant of Midshipmen COMMANDER J . S . BARLEON Executive Officer Lieut. Commander G. J. McMillin Assistant to the Commandant Lieut. Commander D. DeTrevii.i.i. First Lieutenant Lieut. Commander T. S. King Assistant to the Executive Officer Lieut. R. H. Cruzen Uniform Officer Top Ron — Palmer, Folk, Andrews, Wright, Eldred, Phillips, Thompson, Rothwell. S( rond Ron — DeTreville, Cruzen, Bolton, Weitzel, Thach, Glann, McMillin, King, Anderson. Bottom Row — Deem McRitchie, Barleon, Snyder— Commandant of Midshipmen, Schumann, Cooper, Weyler. The Executive Department " To mold the material received into educated gentlemen, thoroughly indoctrinated with honor, uprightness, and truth with practical rather than academic minds, with thorough loyalty to country, with a groundwork of educational fundamentals upon which experience afloat may build the finished naval officer, capable of upholding, whenever and wherever may be necessary, the honor of the United States; and withal giving due considera- tion that healthy minds in healthy bodies are necessities for the fulfillment of the individual missions of the graduates; and that fullest efficiency under this mission can only be attained if, through just and humane yet firm discipline, the graduates carry into the service respect and admiration for this academy. " This is the mission of the Naval Academy. Of it the character development is largely under the direction of the Executive Department. To accomplish such a purpose, we have been placed in contact with the department from the very day of entrance until graduation, during which time we have undergone a decided change. Immediately there was our first drill of Plebe Summer. Then came our various troubles during the following months when it seemed as if everyone were apparently working against us. However, the influence of the mature judgment of those in charge necessarily had its effect and by the time the command " ' 31 take charge " was made, we had begun to understand the meaning of a cheerful " Aye, Aye, sir " to any orders given us. Having taught us to follow and having pointed the way to go, the Executive Department is finished and we are ready now to assume our position as a part of the body of leaders in our Naval Service. Page 33 First Battalion Bronson, F. S. McCormick, J. J. Shumway, D. . CUNDIFF, C. R. Elliott, J. M. Jackson, C. B. Lee, E. P., Jr. Tucker, J. F. Wagstaff, R. E. Biesecker, M. G. Kleppinger, L. H. Lawrence, W. H. Neet, J. R. Nienstedt, D. A. Petrie, C. W. SCHREIBER, W. H. Van Leunen, P. Wood, R. J. Second Battalion Lambert, R. H. Mang, L. W. Schwartz. I. J. Craven, C. W. Klopp, J. A. Zimmerman, R. P. Bruchez, E. V. Ingling, A. L. Risser, R. D. Scherer, D. A. Schnable, A. G. Schriver, J. F. Schwartz, J. E. Third Battalion Goodgame, R. E. Leverett, T. R. Blick, C. A. Cole, E. B. James, E. L., Jr. Carter, C. R. Cheney, W. H. Gerlach, C. H. Krapf, A. E. Merrill, W. R. Middleton, C. W. Payne, R. Pfotenhauer, F. D. VanArsdall, C. J. Ware, C. R. Whitehead, L. H. Fourth Battalion Isely, R. H. Lovci, J. C. Tinker, F. G. Roullard, G. D. Artz, G. E. Bradbard, S. Brock, J. . Butterworth, C. C. Dickey, J. L. Edrington, T. C. Froling, W. H. Hommel, R. E. Mc.Mahon, J. M. Shilson, J. S. G. K. Williams Battalion Commissary J. T. Wulff Battalion Adjutant H. D. Moulton Battalion Sub-Commandi r J. O. F. Dorsett C hi? f felt y Ujjvcer R. L. Taylor Battalion Commander 11 Lieutenant Bolton Fifth Company Officer Commander Weyler Battalion Officer Lieutenant Rothvvell Sixth Company Officer F G. Raysbrook J. T. Lay W. P. Kchoeni F. L. Wiseman J. O. Miner A. II. Brunelli Company Sub-Commander Chief Petty Officer W. M. Thomas t ' ompany Commander L. A. Ellis R. E. Hudson N. E. Warman Company Sub-Commander C. C. Lucas F. A. McKee H. Riveho, Jr. Chief Petty Officer R. J. Fabian ' ompany Commander Aaay J. B. Weiler Battalion Commissary R. F. Jones Battalion Adjutant R. P. Hunter Battalion Sub-Commander J. T. Thorntom Chief Petty Officer D. A. Bauer Battalion Commander The Fourth Battalion Lieut. Commander Weitzel Seventh Company Officer Commander Cooper Battalion Officer Lieutenant (jg.) Folk Eighth Company Officer J L Chew C. It. Moss E. A. Wright R A. Theoba R. K. Anderson H. Patson Jr. Companu Sub-Commander Chit Petty Officer C. F. Brought Company Commander T.HoganJr. H.Williams Jr. B.RobbinsJr. G.N.Powell G. A. Uehling B. A. Chandler Company Sub-Commander Chief Petty Officer V. R. Holin Company Commander - sM wy D NT: Top Row— Metzger, Kleeberg, Fov, Dunleavy, Olavsen, Kirby, Youngren. Second Ron — Kane, Parker, Hensel, Runquist, Filbry. Third Ron- — Shears, Matthews, Fischler, Mitten, Espe, Sobel, Metcalfe, Clark. Bottom Row — DuBose, Hinckley, Conger, Stevens — (.Head of Department), Meade, Hoogewerff, Sherman. The Department of Seamanship In the days of sail, the officer who could so maneuver his vessel that he possessed the weather gauge had a decided tactical advantage. No less today the skilled seaman can gain advantage from position where light, smoke screens, waves, and observation from the air will serve as his aids. Seamanship however does not consist alone in an adroit handling of a vessel or fleet in time of war in such a manner as to outwit the enemy, but instead is a composite of many subjects with which the naval profession is most closely linked. Thorough knowledge of tactics and signals, methods of communication, and the procedure used is essential for controlling a group of vessels under all conditions and promotes increased efficiency in time of need. The fundamentals are taught so that certain elementary maneuvers are thoroughly impressed upon us. This is done in order that our actions will be almost instinctive when situations arise in connection with rules of the road. The theory of ship handling is illustrated by practical work in sailing small boats and the operating of submarine chasers. In this manner the Seamanship Department desires to lay a foundation upon which experience afloat will develop us into excellent seamen. zf ,v- -T7v «y Page 42 Top Rmr — McIntosh, U.wis, Bcllinger, Evans, Lindsay, Wolleson, Bartlett. Second Run — Clav, Crichton, Leahy, Hitchcock, Berner, Havard, Drexler. Bottom Ron — Welch, Phillips, Reordan, Smith (Former Head of Department), Patterson, Herrmann, Patterson. I To produce hits upon the enemy quickly, day or night, in fogs or gales; to continue to hit rapidly, and to maintain fire in spite of casualties is the goal which the Gunnery Department on all ships of our Navy has set for itself. It is a far cry from the days of smooth bore cannon when the combatants fired ' at each other at point blank range, to today when battles may be fought without the enemy being seen by the firing ship. Ordnance and Gunnery is essentially a military or naval subject and is the result of constant effort on the part of the service where such apparently minor details as the barometric air pressure are considered before an engagement. Such exactin g requirements necessitate a most thorough knowledge of the subject and such terms as deflection, drift, convergence, range, muzzle velocity, and synchronism are common working tools for the expert. In spite of all the development brought about in materials and methods during the past few years, gunnery is not yet an absolute science and much still depends upon the individual. Accordingly the course at the Academy is merely the groundwork for the theory and practical application of principles which have been proven in the fleet. Top Row — Sinclair, Greenman, Skystead, Phillips, Clark, Brittain, Wild, Arson. Bottom Hon- — Holt, Ainsworth, Beubon, Calhoun (Head of Department), Logan, O ' Brien, Gatch. From the early days of Phoenician dominance, knowledge of navigation in some form has been required of the seamen. And as long as vessels travel between ports there will always be winds and obstructions to bar their ways, whether it be reefs, shoals, or bars for water-borne craft or mountains and storm areas for aircraft. As soon as it was realized that the earth was actually round, the stars assumed a significance other than that of indicating direction alone. The principles of spherical trigonometry could then be applied in locating a point upon the surface of the earth. Since that time many systems for simplifying mathematical work have been evolved, but the Navigation Department confines itself to thorough instruction in the basic principles and stresses neatness as well as accuracy in its work. On the cruises we have the opportunity to put theories into practice so that armed with a chrono- meter, charts, tables, a sextant, and drawing instruments, we can have the satisfaction of saying definitely, " We know our position upon the earth within a mile. " Once within sight of land the meaning of lighthouses and beacons becomes apparent and the ship ' s position can then be plotted within an extremely small area. The navigator is the guide. ir- - Cu Top Ruu- — Hobbs, Beneze, Decker, French, Swanson, Nelson, O ' Kane, Farrell, Little. Second Row — Magruder, Hutchinson, Doyle, Briscoe, Flynn, Gokey, Talbot, Whiteford, Hichahds. Third Rou — Hamill, Lingo, Coup, Schulten, Murphy, McCarty, Beaumont, Young, Keeth, Wright. Bottom Ron — Ertz, Kerley, Carter, Sadler (Head of Department), Johnson, Booth, Bolgiano. Engineering and Aeronautics Less than a hundred years ago the Engineering Department aboard ship was an unheard of quantity. During the Civil War many ships were lost through failure of their machinery. Today engineering is one of the factors of prime importance for the success of any naval venture, as a disabled vessel is of no further use to her organization. During battle each machine is under its greatest strain and the absence of trouble is a measure of how thoroughly the designers and engi- neering officers have been indoctrinated with the correct principles. The basis for this work is commenced in the Department of Engineering and Aeronautics at the Naval Academy where mechanical drawing, basic mechanisms, boiler design, auxiliary and main propelling machinery, elementary warship design, thermodynamics, internal combustion engines, turbines, and hours of drill are included. Also work in the theory of flight and various types of airplane construction is carried on, for the designer is coming more and more in contact with aircraft work. Nowadays engineering does not confine itself solely to design and simple maintenance of material during peace time, as engineering competitions are in effect throughout the year. - aafly ■ •if A •4 a i ■| y ■ .. ill i - « i w£j . ' H ; : " " ? ? »-Ti " " :. " 1 - :-A ' " 9hk JJ - j| -1 1 t S 1 ■9b 1 r « 1 1 i • ' • ■ » • » - - k. t k r f — - i } « » | £ • m I i .1 - . v I , Top Ron — Bland, Clayton, Stotz. Second Ron — Kells, Maupin, Hawkins, Scarborough, Mayor, Kern, Wilson. Third Row — Robert, Wood, Tyler, O ' Regan, Lyle. Winslow, Conrad, Lamb, O ' Donnell, Dillingham. Bottom Row — Eppes, Adams, Capron, Rice, Rossell (Head uf Department l, Leiper, Brown, Galloway. Upon first sight mathematics appears to be more or less of an abstract subject, the main value of which is to promote clear thinking. Perhaps its application in the Navy in former times was not very direct, but today the situation has changed. Battle practice and the results obtained entail much calculation. Ordnance is largely a matter of manipulating formulae and understanding the results obtained. But the naval designer is more closely associated with pure mathematics. As a result of the recent arms treaties, tonnage has been limited for most vessels, t he outcome being that sufficient strength must be assured but with minimum weight. The mathematician designs the most suitable form which, based upon practice, will serve the purpose. The effect of free surfaces in warship design requires a form of mathematics. The electrical engineer would be lost without his knowledge of methods and procedure learned by a study of complex numbers. Aeronautics lends itself readily to scientific study. Many inventions are conceived after a mathematical truth has been established proving a certain design to be feasible. And so it is that the naval officer requires a foundation in the science of numbers if he is to be proficient in his many varied duties. Tav Run. — F«vno Cooper, Zinn, Robinson, Howard, Bauerschmidt, Tahveh, Pratt, Raines, Redgrave, Cray. Second Roto— Scott, Ctsi.v, Mullinnix, McGurl, Hall, Phleger, Blackledge, AIichaux, Doe, Chandler, Stickley. Thlr ,l „„ — Pe cher, Fisher, Manseau. Cofer, Hoover, Field, Thomson, Dunn, Sullivan, Nutter, Dashiell, Smith. Bottom Row— Vmsted, Stecher, Chandler, Badt, Friedell (Head of Department), Dashiell, English, Hill, Partello. Electrical Engineering and Physics Electricity, as applied to the warship, is a comparatively recent science as it was not introduced into the service until the very last of the nineteenth century. Since then its field of usefulness has extended to such a degree that everything from the electric fans in the wardroom to the driving power of the vessel itself is supplied by this form of energy. Radio, interior communications, ordnance instruments, ship control, lighting, ventillating, and in the newest vessels all auxiliary engines are operated by this power. Is it any wonder then that the naval officer must be thoroughly acquainted with the subject? As the result of a need for a flexible type of reduction gear for high speed turbines, naval designers turned to electricity, experimenting with the collier " Jupiter " . The installation proved a success, has been applied in immense powers in the latest aircraft carriers, and now that the Navy has blazed the way it is being adopted for public use in the merchant marine. The department offers us a course in chemistry, which is suitable for the situations that are likely to confront the average officer. Next we study physics along with its special applications in the fleet. This leads us into electrical engineering and its refined form as radio. tfX. 9yiJjuUSJU Top Row — Darden, Cook, Fitch, Merrick, Deringer, Kelsey, Lewis, Oliver. Second Row — Doty, James, Dietrich, Pease, DeWeese, Sturdy, McCormick, Cook, Myers, Heath, West. Bottom Row— Krafft, Elder, Westcott, Alden (Head of Department), McMorris, Norris, Mills. English and History The naval officer not only is constantly directing those under his command, but is frequently called upon to be an auxiliary member of the Diplomatic Corps; as such he requires correctness and conciseness, as well as something of grace in speech and writing. As an added essential he must have the ability to express himself in a manner that is interesting to others. It is the purpose of the Department of English and History to instill these characteristics into the midshipman until they are second nature. Frequently the naval officer is called upon to speak in public. The invita- tion he cannot lightly decline, for it affords the opportunity to educate the public in matters con- cerning the Service and thus reverse some of the adverse opinions which have been formed by current criticism. Furthermore, the officer requires a thorough background in world history and naval tradition, linking the two in such a manner that he will gain a clearer perspectiveof the purpose of the Naval Service. In addition to such study, the department devotes as much time, as a crowded schedule will permit, to pure literature, seeking to acquaint the future officer, not only with high standards of form, but also with thoughts and constructive ideas that have vitalized the past. Tun Row— Scoogins, Thompson, Caskie, Campbell, Beightler, Arroyo, Maigret, Chanler, Sewell. Second fl 0W -STARNBB, PULLEN, JORDAN, HlLLENKOETTER, PCRDIE, PuRSELL FOWLER, MARTIN, LaJOYE, WARE. Bottom Row— Fournon, Ltjsk, Olivet, Ware, Beauregard, (Head of Dept.) Fernandez, Macomb, Colton, Z.roli. Modern Languages The Naval Service is one which throws its members in contact with many foreign peoples. Upon this basis the Navy to a large extent represents the United States to the inhabitants of other nations and is a factor in the impressions which are formed of us as individuals. How much better it is if we can meet them on conversant terms in their own tongue; for it has been said that a com- mon language " makes the whole world kin " . Likewise the officer is frequently called upon to make the customary boarding calls on foreign men of war. If he is able to greet the officer of the deck of this foreign vessel in his own tongue, the situation is much less difficult than if an interpreter were needed or the foreigner required to make us of our language. Perhaps the former need is the more apparent and accordingly each of use receives instruction in French or Spanish to an extent that should make ordinary conversation concerning everyday topics a matter of no great effort. Simple and useful forms of grammar as well as useful vocabularies are stressed, while it is hoped that contacts in the future will enable the student to clear up finer points in the language. Page 4Q Tup Ron — Burr, Emerson, Smith, Goodbody, Taylor, Owsley, Lynch, Allan, Mills, Yanquell, Thomas, Bancroft, Baker. Bottom Row — Crooks, Barber, Lane, Pryor (Head of Department), Riddick, Gibbs, Fowler. Hygiene Living conditions aboard ship at the best are most unnatural as the result of a number of men being confined to such a relatively small space. Thus the naval officer is forced by circumstance to understand the rudiments of sanitary living and the requirements necessary for health. Fre- quently in times of disaster at home and aboard, the service is called upon to cooperate in every way possible with the medical authorities in relieving suffering. Here an intelligent form of assist- ance is enhanced by a knowledge of hygienic practice; and in this respect the ability of the Navy to do good has been greatly increased. The method of instruction is by lectures concerning first aid, sanitation, and physiology. The course is not placed upon the same academic plane as the other subjects, yet its importance is clearly indicated. The chief object is to help the young officer to visualize the situations which will confront him later when he may be in charge of a landing party or otherwise responsible for a group of men. The practice of hygiene never allows a holiday and is quite as important in peace as in war; so it is hoped that each person may be furnished an incentive for further inquiry into its intricacies. Top Row — Webb, Aamold, Ortland, Deladrier, Lynch, Snyder, Taylor Second Row — Sazama, Gaudet, Foster, Thomson, Wilson, Pirotte, Heintz Bottom Row— Mang, Taylor, Reinicke, Cook (Head of Dept.), Hall, Thomas, Schutx A sound body is an aid to anyone and a requisite for every successful naval officer. To the end that every midshipman may be able to keep himself physically fit, the Department of Physical Training has set its work. And so we realize that hygienic principles alone are not sufficient for one ' s well being. The various setting-up exercises are but the beginning of the work which is covered, because this organization fosters all forms of athletic competition. There are games with other colleges and intramural meets between classes and companies. In this way all of us are connected with some form of athletic sport. There are many reasons for this. First, it takes a place of a necessary balance for the intensive mental exercise which the studies require; a healthy mind does not long survive an unhealthy body. Next, it fosters discipline and self-reliance within the individual and reveals the advantages to be derived from team work. Finally, it teaches one to be able to lead others. The young officer is faced with the difficulty of training the men under his command in various sports as it is a recognized necessity that personnel in the fleet engage in exercises. It is a tremendous advantage for the instructor of these men to have had practical experience himself. ni roC-. " amy ; VISION PAUL JONES was primarily a man of action, but before the Naval Committee recommending the creation of a Naval Academy, he was also a man of vision. Men of vision are men of action. Another class is entrusted with the ideals of the Service; room- mates, teammates, shipmates, class- mates, from every angle we have known them, until the word " Together " has come to mean something more than mere comradeship. " Faith begets faith " Naval Leadership To Lieutenant Commander B. F. Perry and Lieutenant J. . McWilliams zee dedicate this portion of our book. " Pop " and " Mac " were so much a part of us during the s u m mer of 1930 that we have taken them to be one of us. Noah Adair, Jr. " Red " " Zenith " San Bernardino, California Peter Massimo Gaviglio " Count " " Pet,- " " Gavi " San Francisco, California PICTURE the land of famous and beautiful sunsets, made a byword in gathering around radios during fierce intersectional football games by an announcer, and one has the env ironment from whence came a tall red-haired lad. He came to succeed where many fail and as many more pass, but his was to be a different method. A tall boy is popular; and, add a colorful thatch, he is a world- beater. He became a very popular Plebe, welcomed with outflung arms by big shouldered " educators. " " Why worry about anything " is his policy — men who do, lose weight. Cannily savvy along practical lines, he has been able to keep more or less on good terms with all departments. As a roommate he has had all the desirable traits with a few more for good measure. His personality and actions have driven many a blue day away. In the Navy, always a welcome messmate — on the " Outside " who could refuse him? " Think they will pull an inspection to-night? " HERE we have the reddest of " Red Mikes " . That is the opinion of those who do not know. Behind all this false pretense we find Gavi a real heartbreaker. True it is that he has never dragged . at the Naval Academy, but his motto is " the best or none " and he ' s waiting until he gets back to Frisco. There are rumors that he was once very ambitious and energetic, but the last four years of training have not brought out any such traits. A men- tion of this to him would probably cause an argument, because he never lacks the powers to argue. Always a quick comeback and a demonstration of self confidence — that ' s Gavi. From a bashful Plebe, Pete devel- oped into a bold upperclassman and became just " one of the boys. " He has never been troubled with studies because he never studies. He is always ready to help a friend in need, and his congenial personality has made him friends with not only those in need, but all those who have been lucky enough to come into contact with him. ( lymkhana 4 Class Soccer 4. . ' I Numerals 4 Expert Rifleman 2 P. O. Page 54 Class Football 3, 2, Numerals 2 2 P. O. Sr u Charles Warren Aldrich " Vick " Riverside, California OUT of the West came a native son, extolling the virtues of California ' s climate, prunes, and in fact, the whole of California. The sun-kissed maids of California must have mourned long and loudly when our Vick broke the news that he must fare forth into the world to answer his Country ' s call. Vick was at the top in the entrance exams, but has had a mighty struggle here with the Steam Department. He knows that the wheels go around, but why has always been a mystery to him. The result was Round One for the Steam Department. How- ever, Vick came back strongly in the extra period to win by a wide margin. Vick has always been a good roommate, willing to help at any time, and it will be with a feeling of great loss that we will part to go forth into the Fleet to take up our duties after four years of compan- ionship at the Academy. Frank Herman Scrivner " Scriv " Fort Worth, Texas AT North Texas A. and M., Frank was the big frog in the small puddle. He was Vice-President of his class, a hot one on a saxaphone, and a knockout with the gentler sex. Feeling that his talents were wasted in so small a sphere, he sought new worlds to conquer, and selected the Naval Academy as the scene of his endeavors. Here he came through with the goods, making numerals in Cross Country in the fall of his Plebe Vear, and playing in the N. A. Ten. Second Class Summer found Frank a star " dit-dah-dit " man, and from the start he took full advantage of the extra hour of caulking. C. F. A. always did hold special charms for our hero. Second Class Year was fruit for him, and he received higher grades without boning than any man in the Regiment. We predict a happy and successful career for Frank, whether in the Navy or on the I ' . S. S. Outside. Class Football 4 Class Rifle 3 Expert Rileman 2 P. (). Naval Academy Ten 4, ' i, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Class Cross Country 4 2 P. O. Pag ' - 55 Edward Henry Allen " Ed " " Ethan " Grand Forks, North Dakota Ralph Nelson Ernest " Ernie " Altooxa, Pennsylvania EDWARD HENRY ALLEN came to us from North Dakota, where he enjoyed his boyhood days and received his early schooling. After attending the University of North Dakota for two years, he became a member of the Class of 193 1. Ed proved by his fine personality that the winning of friends is not a hard task. Everyone with whom he established a friendship found him always willing to assist in times of stress or difficulty. Ed knows all the kinks and curlicues of most every car, new or second hand. This knowledge did not come from books alone, but rather from practical experience. Re- member the " Roaring Lion? " This was just one of the series which brought the realization of summer dreams. As an athlete, on the cinder path, Ed was of great service to the Navy track teams. Plebe Year found him the varsity ' s hope in the half-mile; but the next year, by turn of fate, he was discovered to be an excellent miler. His exceptional record of no defeats in this event won him the Track " N " . ERNIE settled amongst us from one of the high spots in the mountain ranges of Pennsylvania. Early in life his high perch and his Christian name must have been taken as an emblem for success. A grim determination to conquer the academ- ics met with success from the first, and we realized that we had a savoir with us. None of us will forget the many appearances of the N. A. Ten when another week had been shot, or when, as Youngsters, we would wearily crawl to the boat deck to listen to sweet music played by hands as tired as ours. Ernie was playing his fiddle or clarinet, dreaming and waiting for his first Sep leave too. With a steady hand and unwavering eye, he made the Plebe and Yar- sity rifle teams. As an officer must be intimately acquainted with all kinds of ordnance, Ernie has thus made an excellent start in his Naval career. Football Plebe Varsity Class 3 Boxing Plebe Varsity Small b31t Track Plebe Varsity Large 31 Varsity 3, Black N 2, N. A. N Club 3, 2, 1 Page Outdoor Rifle Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Indoor Small Bore Rifle Team 4, 3, r31t 4 rNt 3, 2; Gvmkhana 4 N.A.Ten 3; Orchestra 2,1 Log 4; Reef Points 3 Radio Club 2, 1; Star 4 N Club; 2 Stripes. Richard Stottko Andrews " Dick " " Andy " Santa Fe, New Mexico CONFIDENT, impetuous, chival- rous Andy. Confident — he knows no task which appears insurmount- able. Impetuous — he drives headlong into the barrier, pushing aside the small troubles that are apt to fall to the lot of the Navy. Chivalrous — he watches for an opportunity to prove that gentlemen are ever with us. Dick makes friends easily, and beneath his good nature they discover a worldly wisdom far beyond his vears. However, this worldly wisdom seems very natural with Andy ' s poise and precocity. His cosmopolitan mien has been brought out by his wide travels, and a wanderlust will be certain to carry him to all corners of the earth. He is brimming full of Navy fight, which he holds in restraint to release in the boxing ring. Andy is inclined to be sentimental at times, and any good soft crooning " Vic " record brings him almost to a state of tears. He is susceptible also to the things that Spring brings with warmer days and clearer moons; but, sadly enough, he forgets more easily. Oscar Emil Hagberg " Swede " " Hag " FOLLANSBEE, WEST VIRGINIA POSSESSING an abundance of nat- ural athletic ability, a strong, likeable personality, a sparkling sense of humor, and a heart of gold, Oscar makes a faithful, loyal classmate, and a welcome addition to our Navy. Coming straight from the arms of Bethany College, where he was a member of Sigma Nu and athletically famous, he entered our domain with little knowledge of the sea or its traditions. But not being of the " wooden " type, Hag soon mastered the intricacies of the academic pitfalls, and today he stands on the threshold of a career which should see him go far. Oscar is best pictured on the foot- ball field, where, despite a thousand cuts and bruises, he always comes up for more. A hard player, he asks and gives no quarter. On the other hand, when the call of youth stirred him. Hag could take his place with the smoothest of them and calmly, serenely and thoroughly show the fairest of the fair just exactly how it was done. Admired and respected by his class to the extent of being a class officer for three vears, we wish him success. Gymkhana 4 I.iicky Bag Staff Track 4; " 31 " Boxing 3, 2, 1 h31t 3; b.NAt 2; " N Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 4; rNAt 3; r t 2. 1 Football 3 Ring Presentation Com- mittee 2 Expert Rifle 1 P. O. r Football 3, 2, 1; " N ' Basketball " NA " Lacrosse 3; " N " 1 Secretary of Class N. A. C. A. Council 3 Stripes 3, 2 Page 57 Walter Clyde Bailey " Walt " " Clyde " San Diego, California HAVING California sunshine was such a habit with Walt, that when he heard the call of the sea he brought a lot of it to Crabtown for others to enjoy. Being from a Navy town, it wasn ' t long before he became a real " Navy Man " and woe betide him who would discuss the short- comings of our grand old Service. He started Plebe Year as a free- booter, but soon found his place as a man-mauler, pickin ' ' em up and layin ' ' em down with the best of the brutes. In the old Navy game of caulking he far out-shines any would-be com- petition. In fact, it is claimed that on Youngster Cruise he was blind for three days from sunburned eye- balls, after caulking with his eyes open. As a wife he approaches the ideal. He has a supply of knowledge that would shame Webster, a supply of skags that would please a watch squad — and as a friend and shipmate no one could ask for a better. Marcus Goldaine Steele " Marc " " Mickey " Hollywood, California INSTEAD of becoming a famous actor, as all those in Hollywood aspire to do, Marc changed his course to the Naval Academy. Rather than be a star, he decided to wear one. To him, the Navy represented a more adventurous and interesting career. A great lad is Marc; up at the stroke of reveille to report " All Out, " while his two wives make up for a few seconds of lost sleep. His academic abilities, especially Juice, are a great help to all those near him. However, he has his draw- backs, for, much to his wife ' s dis- appointment, all the letters that the mates leave are Marc ' s. Radio is Marc ' s chief hobby — always tampering with various hook- ups, and attending all the Radio Club ' s conferences. Second to Radio comes his memory book. On Sunday afternoons, one always finds Marc fixing the book to which he can revert and relate the likes and woes of his many classmates and friends in the Academy. Class Wrestling 4, 3, 2 Class Rifle 3 Soccer 4, 3, 2; Numerals 4, 3 Wrestling 4; Numerals 4 Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 Numerals 4, 2 Class Rifle 4; Numerals 4 Radio Cluh 2, 1 M. P. O. Page jS Horace Dill Barker " Dillie " " Woof " Mountain Lakes. New Jersey DILLIE is a true Yankee from the mosquito-infested wilderness of New Jersey. There may be good looking girls, attractive men, and things of importance in other parts of the country, but in New Jersey you will always find the best looking girls, the most attractive men, and far more important items of interest — ask Dillie, he will tell you. He seems to beat us all when it comes to getting a lot of letters from one girl. e all hope for them; Dillie never worries, his always come. His views on girls correspond strictly to his Yankee concepts; he is a firm believer in total possession or none at all. It was Dillie ' s likable personality that first brought us together Plebe Summer, and has kept us pals ever since. As for academics, they held no fear for this brave lad and he taught us all when Steam was at- tempting to bring our Xaval careers to a brief end. As for friends, mid- shipmen may come and midshipmen may go, but Dillie is one in a thousand. Francis Marion Peters •■frank " " Pete " " Snake " Blueeield, West Virginia WEST VIRGINIA became more than just one of the forty-eight states when she saw this brave lad to be nurtured by Father Neptune. And, since the momentous day that saw his arrival, he has never been tried and found wanting in zeal for the state of his birth. Be it his previous knowledge gath- ered from other schools, or be it his own inherent ability, he has never suffered any great relapses via the Academic Departments. His ability to comprehend the intricacies of Napier and his tables is maraculous. Nevertheless his studies have never completely filled his horizon as is amply shown by his being a follower of the Wing-footed Mercury. He is an enthusiast of the cinder track. Dragging! Yes, he does his share of it. In fact it might almost be inferred that he does it in a big way from his nickname. Be that as it may, when the week end rolls around, he is usually to be found among those present at Carvel Hall — a willing slave to the god of jazz! Cross Country 4, 3, 2 " NA " 3; Numerals 4, Track 4. 1; Numerals 4 Basketball 4 Baseball 3 Class Wrestling 2 Class Tennis 3, 2 C. P. (I. I ' a ' i - 50 Clark Heimark Barr " Bin! " " Hershey " Los Angeles, California A N adventurous spirit lured this A care-free denizen of the Golden Y est into our midst to share the trials and tribulations of life as a midship- man. To him academics have proved to be a bore; yet, surrounded by his flotilla of magazines, he has succeeded in accomplishing much with little study. For Bud, athletics follow his fancy rather than a desire for fame. Xever- the-less you will find him always willing to lend the company a hand and contribute his bit toward the First Company supremacy. Though his week days are spent in Bancroft Hall, we find him always on hand at a hop and contributing his magnetic charm to the benefit of some enthusiastic lady. A connoisseur of the futuristic, a debonair mien, an artistic tempera- ment — that ' s Bud. A jovial fellow we find Hershey, enjoying nothing more than a good joke of the other fellow, while at the same time he is always ready to help out a pal. John Weston Byng " Wild Man " " 2.5 Harrie " Washington, D. C. WES is one of " Doc Devitt ' s " boys, and he certainly has given " Doc " reason to feel proud of him. When he attempts anything, he puts all he has into it and comes out on the top every time. He has an endless number of ideas on how to improve the textbooks and the academic departments, and will dis- cuss them for hours if he has an audience. He would go a long ways for a friend. Many evenings when the rest of us are studying hard, Wes will come in after a strenuous afternoon of athletics and turn in. However, he is still here and going strong. We have yet to see the hard luck or bad breaks that can discourage him. He is quick to catch on, and he never makes the same mistake twice. He has a great sense of humor, and a funny crack will snap him out of the blues more quickly than anything. You will always find him where the pressure is greatest. Bugle Corps 4. 3, 2, I Class Football 1 ne Stripe Pag,- 60 rPlebe Baseball, Numeral; Plebe Football, Numeral; Plebe Basketball, Captain, Numeral; Class Boxing; Football 3, 2, 1, " N " 3, 2, 1; Baseball 3, 2. 1. " N " 3. 2, 1; Basketball 3. 2, 1. " N " 3, 2; Pep Committee; " N " Club; Radio Club; Golf; N. AC. A 4,3,2, l;2P.O. r Alcorn Gustav Beckmann " Dun " " Beck " " Becky " St. Louis, Missouri Hiram Cassedy " Casey " " Hi " " Rebel " Brookhayex. Mississippi BECK first decided upon a naval career when, as a boy, he watched the steamboats ply back and forth on the Father of Waters. With time both Beck and his ambition grew. After a careful study of the blunders of famous leaders he entered the Academy ready and willing to do his part. He is an ideal wife, never necessitat- ing the bringing in of an outsider for an argument. He is a willing and alert opponent, and will take the opposite side of any question for the fun of a debate. He would lend the shirt off his back, but very seldom has he borrowed so much as a skag. Beck has always exhibited great interest in Naval History and " She " Power. In fact, he is a diligent student of the aforementioned subjects. He has the quality of observing all that is happening around him. He is wary and wants to know the why and wherefore of everything he sees. Beck does his part without so much as a growl. He is the kind of a ship- mate who makes a man think more of the Service. OUT of the South there came a boy destined to be a living example of Southern gentility to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Happy, good natured, generous, easy-going, a " friend in any weather, " and honesty itself are but a few of Casey ' s good qualities. Even the hard-hit " damnyankees " had to admit that the South had done something worth while when they remembered Casey. Youngster Year Casey was credited with " spooning " on 99.98% of the Plebes in the Regiment, and it was true that his room was a Plebe refuge. His room was also the scene of count- less verbal battles on any and all sub- jects ranging from the Civil ar down to the Marines. When time has made Bancroft Hall but a crumbling ruin like the Parth- enon of Greece, the ghost of Casey will be found propped up in a chair with his feet on the table and a pipe in his mouth. Instead of the moans of an ordinary ghost, there will be such utterances as: " What ' s the lesson for today? " " Got any magazines? " Gvmkhana 4 Track 3, 2 2 P. O. Page 6i Robert Park Beebe " Bob " Fort Ethan Allen, Vermont THE last home that Bob left was up Vermont way — Fort Ethan Allen to be exact; but he has lived in many another place too. He is one of these Army Juniors that have been running around with Dad. His conversation shows that he has prof- ited by his travels, although he is not a hot air artist by any means. He is usually quiet unless one attributes to him the racket produced by one of his favorite overtures on the " vie " . Good music catches his ear and the morning paper catches his eye, so between the two, there isn ' t much time for boning. Aviation? That ' s his line. His efforts are not confined alone to read- ing about planes. Second Class Year he found time to enter a plane design in a nation wide contest and won third prize. He is just like that. Nothing is termed an effort or too much for him to do when it comes to helping a friend. Prentis King Will " P. A " . " Metuchen, New Jersey P. K. came to the Navy from the position of dragging surveying instruments through the mud of New Jersey ' s rivers. Tiring of building bridges over streams, he turned to the kind that float; and we have with us a man whose ready smile and good cheer make him everyone ' s friend and a wonderful shipmate. Although handicapped by holding down the anchor end of the fourth platoon, P. K. has been pushing his way toward the goal of being a star " ham and egger " for four long years. With this as his main diversion, he finds time to go over to the wrestling loft and scare the boys there into renewed efforts to retain their places. P. K. and the academic departments have gone around and around, but he manages to keep that one good jump ahead that gives a little peace of mind when the soft May breezes roll in. He is not one of the more prominent snakes; but when he does drag, his like- able personality helps him out a lot. Crew 4 Gymkhana 4 Expert Rifleman 2 P. 0. Gymkhana 4 Football 4, 3, 1 Class 4, 1; Company 3 Wrestling 3, 2, 1 Water Polo, Manager 4 ' .acrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 Varsity 2, 1 Plebe Varsity 4; Class 3 2 P, 0. Page 62 • . Orrin Franklin Black " Benny " " Cam " Covington, Kentucky ANNAPOLIS gained a scholar and a gentleman when " Benny " took leave of Kentucky. Born in the Blue Grass Region, " Benny " at a tender age wandered into the hills and there among the mountaineers he gleaned his early education and invaluable experience which prepared him for his future career. Later in years he returned to the Blue Grass Region and entered the portals of Georgetown College. With three years of college and a major in mathematics he heard the call of adventure. It is little wonder that " Benny " can always be found in the midst of " Bull Sessions " , for his academic troubles are negligible. Yet, as Fate has decreed that every man shall have his troubles, " Benny " is no exception. He happens to be one of the many mortals who has devoted many hours to the fair sex. Yet I will not say that he has spent his time in vain, for many are his trophies of past affairs " de coeur " . Ernest William Loncton " Log " " Bill " " Bun!, " Clayton, New York SOME four years ago Bill forsook dear old Clarkson Tech and his band of fraternity brothers to enter the portals of the Naval Academy. Bill left the Thousand Islands of the broad Saint Lawrence to make his home on the Chesapeake and as a result the Academy gained a true friend. After three months of happy care- free tho somewhat hazy Plebe Summer Bill was ready to take his place in the regiment and give his best for the Blue and Gold. Two years at Clarkson gave Bill quite a handicap on the academics and as a result he has had much time to devote to athletics and social activities. In the fall you could find him on the gridiron and in the spring out on Lacrosse field giving and taking many a hard knock for the love of the sports. Fall, winter and spring one could always find Log at the hops dragging or stagging but always there. Picture a man with a liberal sense of humor, a smile for everyone, and with it all a degree of seriousness and there you have our friend Log. Plebe Football Numeral Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 Block N 1 Plebe Crew 2 P. O. Plebe Football " 31 " Plebe Boxing " SI " Plebe Lacrosse, Large " 31 " Varsity Football 3, 2, 1 " NA " Varsity Lacrosse Large " 31 " " B " Squad 3, 1 Page 0} John Hadley Brockway " John " Douglas, Wyoming FROM " Out where the West begins and a little beyond " hails this youth whose sole ambition after gradu- ation from Douglas High centered about the U. S. Naval Academy. Being conscientious, studious, and serious, this handsome lad obtained his appointment and in June, 1927, drew his initial outfit with the rest of the future admirals. He never starred in more than one subject consistently but has never been unsat. He demonstrated his ability as a student in Math by star- ring in Differential Equations, Second Class Year. A trifle erratic in his studies — but being capable of deliver- ing the goods, he has eventually boosted himself up in class standing. Plebe summer, Youngster cruise, and Aviation Summer proved to be novel experiences to this westerner. In the field of sports he has confined his attention to class football, wrest- ling, and company lacrosse. " Brock " is a man who is willing to help out either in the line of sports or in the social game. " More power to you, Brock. " Ronald Kenneth Smith " Smitty " Sioux City, Iowa AFTER a year at Morningside College in his home town, Smitty came to us from the great Corn State across the Mississippi. A master stroke of the hand of Fate made him a midshipman, for his first intentions were to enter West Point. Leaving the inland for the first time, he found the Navy entirely new; but soon he became accustomed to the routine. He wears a bright smile that be- speaks a sunny disposition. Nothing worries him, and it is nearly impossible to ruffle his good humor. The academ- ics are not one of his stumbling blocks. When a classmate asks his help on a difficult problem, the answer is invariably, " Fruit! It ' s like this. " Then follows the solution in general or in detail. Although letter writing is a pet hobby of his, Smitty seldom enter- tains thoughts of the fairer sex. While athletics have never occupied a great deal of his time, he always enjoys a game of tennis. No bad habits and high ideals have made him an influence on the lives of his classmates. " Oh, that ' s all right. Don ' t worry. " Class Football 4, 3, 1 Wrestling 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 64 Two Stripes Nelson Kenyon Brown " Brownie " " A ' . A " . " Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania OUR own share of the Smoky City ' s products consists of a blond-haired Viking answering to the name of Kenyon. Not so large in stature but making up for it in de- termination, he has invariably come out on top of most undertakings. Equipped with natural savviness, he has managed to keep several jumps ahead of the " ac " departments. However, his belief in the conservation of energy has resulted in none too consistent application, he being con- tent to rest when rest seems necessary. His favorite pastime is singing in the shower, and the only way to silence this " King of the First Tenors " is to start the " vie " . This either drowns him out or stops him. His efforts, though, are very much appreciated by the Glee Club; and at practice in the music room, he is present, adding tone and quality to the meeting. Possessing a wholesome and frank character, he has made many lasting friends. To say that the Navy has found a good man to uphold its traditions and standards is not stretch- ing a point. Eugene Vosburgh Burt " Gen? " " Trub " " Evee " Bertha, Minnesota THIS young man of the firm jaw and flaxen hair came to our sea-going academy from the great open spaces of the Middle West. Although he has been bothered from time to time by profs in general and eye examiners in particular, he has man- aged to get by in a very creditable manner. He spends his spare time in keeping in shape, and can and does indulge in anything in the line of sports, with the sole exception of ping pong. The winter months find him in the ring under the watchful gaze of Spike Webb, doling out black eyes by the dozens. He likes to experiment with any- thing mechanical, electrical or other- wise; and makes it his hobby to rig up contraptions which iron out the rough spots, such as silent door jams, after- taps phonograph attachments, etc. In spite of mild griping at times, he is a confirmed optimist and an all around jolly classmate. Wherever Gene is. there you will find laughter and much talking; for he likes to argue — " in- telligent discussion " , to use his own words. Football 4 " B " Squad 3 Gymkhana 4 Class Handball Glee Club 4, 3, 2, Musical Clubs M P. O. Class Rifle 4, " 1931 " Boxing 4, 3, 2, bNAt Glee Club 2 M. P. O. Page 65 Frederick James Brush " Fuller " " Jinks " Susquehanna, Pennsylvania FULLER comes from the wilds of Pennsylvania. It was on the Fourth of July or thereabouts that he strode through No. 3 Gate for the first time. He walked ri ght into a pair of half-past ten Stetson shoes and ever since has been a standby of the ground deck of the First Battalion. One of Fred ' s greatest accomplish- ments was the diverting of most of his troubles onto the one who shared the " In Charge of Room " plate with him. If there weren ' t enough troubles, he created some. The epicyclic train featured Friday nights, and oftentimes the neighbors were invited to tromp on the wife ' s bed. The lad ' s most cherished possession is his slogan, " Let nothing interfere with your eating but sleeping. " Mates, classmates, assistants, and Plebe lackeys alike will testify that he did well in fulfilling his mission. " Hey, Mac — how about a little game of cob? " Edward Sinon Quilter " Q " " Slim " _ BlNGHAMTON, NEW VoRK OUALITY and six feet of quantity. A splendid combination molded into the finest kind of timber that ever set out to cruise the seven seas. Adventure and industry personified. Not indoctrinated with the belief that spare time was meant to be killed, Slim Prime sought the unknown thrills and high life at the Academy and on the Cruise. Now and then time was conceded to the practical side of the Steam and Juice Departments, giving life to the designs of his creative mind. The Log, having found a kindly spot in Slim ' s heart early Plebe year, shared the spoils. The Regiment and human- ity profited thereby, for many a funny bone tickler gushed from his type- writer. A hearty exponent of the cool steady fire method of overcoming obstacles. Slim breezed along accomp- lishing those most difficult tasks of life in a calm collected manner. Here we find a willing hand in time of need and a friendship that will stand the test. Page 66 Log 4, 3, 2, I Managing Editor 4 2 P. O. i Paul Walker Clarke " P. ' . " " Pablo " " P-Work " Windsor, Virginia THIS product of the glamorous state of Virginia well upholds its reputation for sending forth gentle- men of gallantry and honor. After three years at V. P. I., where he established himself firmly in the esteem of his classmates for his rare judgment and high sense of duty, he entered the Naval Academy. His career has been marked by the same attributes, and he enjoys the quiet popularity and steady friendship which mark the gentleman to his intimates. His academic skill being sufficiently exact to exempt him from assiduous boning, he always has time to enjoy life to the fullest extent. This he does by making himself agreeable to his associates and by formulating theories to reduce the amount of labor performed at drill. His darker moments are brightened by numerous epistles from the fair sex, among whom he is the charming playboy. His unfailing courtesy and perfect manners make him one of the most important members of the reception committee. His integrity, loyalty and charm have given him an attractive personality. Ernest Charles Holtzworth " Holtzy " " Ernie " Huntington, West Virginia ERNIE, after two years spent at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute studying engineering, decided to come to the Naval Academy to finish his varied education. At the Academy he stepped into sports with determin- ation. The end of Plebe Year found him with numerals in football, basket- ball, and tennis. In addition to athletics, he found time to put out the necessary " ergs " and become a " savvy " man. Youngster Year, and thereafter, found him keeping up his good record made Plebe Year. Ernie is always ready to help his classmates along in academics or even in other lines. He is strong for the fair sex. There is in Ernie ' s manner a born self-confidence which will always help him along. It takes quite a good deal to upset his equanimity. Always care- ful, yet in a way easy-going, he never tries to shift his work on someone else. He is not particularly regulation, yet he manages to stay on the right side of those lines. All in all, his friendship is a valuable acquisition. Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 2 P. (1. Star 4, 2. 1 Orchestra 4 Football 4. 3.; Numerals Basketball 4, 3, 2 ' , 1 Numerals 3; " NA " : " N " 1 Tennis 4, 2, 1 Numerals 2, 1; tNt Hop Colon. ittee Four Stripes Page 6j James Ingham Cone " Red " " Speed " White Springs, Florida I FIRST saw Red packing a gun on the " bull ring " at dear old Marion down in Alabama in the year 1925, and since that time I have looked at that mug across many a breakfast table and am still able to remain his devoted wife. Red, as you must have already known, is a long lanky Rebel from the swamps of Florida, having all the sterling qualities of which all good Southerners are so proud. Cool, easy- going, a smile for all. a man you like to have around in a tight place; that ' s Red. Although always tired as all good Southerners are, he participates in various sports. No doubt a boyhood of fighting off alligators in the Su- wannee River induced him to decide on the " Suicide Squad " as his favorite sport. He must be savvy, for he always manages to secure after the first two months of each term. And the ladies, in spite of his red mop of hair, always come back for more. There he is, boys, as you all know him — " Old Torchlight " — watch him go. Eb Smith Cooke " Eb " ' ' Cookie " Hernando, Mississippi GANGWAY fellows, here comes the Eb, a true, dyed-in-the-wool rebel from the Magnolia State. Early in life he forsook the Mississippi mud for a military life. Two years of martial strife at Marion Institute convinced him that a sailor lad he could better be. Thus we find Corp- oral Cooke masquerading as one of Uncle Sam ' s pampered pets. A fighter through and through, he has surmounted many obstacles thrown in his path by the academic depart- ments by sheer fighting spirit. This same spirit with a coordinate ability has also evidenced itself in the boxing ring where his prowess is well known. And as for the friendly free-for-alls on the Third Deck, Eb is always there. A carefree spirit is occasionally masked by a tendency to under- estimate his own capabilities. His frankness, pluck, and wit have en- deared him to all who know him. As a Plebe, he made a good Youngster; as a Youngster, he made a good First Classman, and as a roommate and class- mate he has been the prince of princes. Water Polo Squad 3, 2 w31p Class Water Polo " 1H31 ' Class Football Lucky Bag Staff 2 P. O. Page 68 Oxing 3, 2 ' , 1 b31t; bNAt 2 P. 0. I Arthur Albert Cumberledge " Art " " Pie " " Flossy " Youngstown, Ohio " TT THAT would you rather be, — VV or a hermit? " Flossie ' s well known voice from the B-room is often known to pipe up with facts or the like. Art came along Plebe Summer as a big burly athlete from the wilds of Ohio and lost no time in informing the world that the Navy was one man richer. As a student, Art is above the ordinary except in Dago, and he is often known to remark that Dago is not necessary and is, indeed, an evil. The fact that many famous men did not study Dago is one of his arguments. Plebe Year, he was one of our best water-polo players; but Youngster year, he had his ear kicked in and was forced to give it up. Now he does a little of everything, and is ready to play any game you name. Art ' s criticisms are always present; although, almost all of the time, he receives a growl for his advice. He is an unselfish roommate and is always ready to buy necessities, such as soap or what have you, for the common good. He always ends arguments with, " You are wrong; it ' s this way. " T James Michael O ' Toole " Jim " " Tickets " Gary, West Virginia O hear Jim tell it, the world outside of West Virginia revolves backwards. " Now here ' s the way they do it down home. " His year and a half at Notre Dame, seems to have had no particular damaging effect, ' though we often get the Notre Dame view point, for, " no extra charge. " Baseball and hand-ball are his own particular diversions; academics and infantry his pet aversions. The hand ball courts in the winter and the territory about second base in the spring, claim his recreation periods. Besides the above mentioned this and that, he is official cigarette lighter coaxer and mechanician. From long hours of patient study of the pets of the nation he has mastered practically all their oddities and idiosyncrasies. There are good roommates and bad, good classmates and bad. Jim has been of the best. When the time comes for the parting of the ways, we shall have lost a good pal. Cheer- ful and eternally raising a disturbance, he has kept the bug-a-boo off many a Blue Monday. Water Polo " SI " Football 4 Gymkhana Class Handball 2 P li Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 4; " N " 3, 2 Handball 2, 1 N. A. C. A. 4, 3. 2, 1 Naval Institute Football 4 " N " Club 2P.II, Page 6 9 Donald Vickers Daniels " JoSeefus " " Don " " Beebe " Rapid City, South Dakota COMING from the land of plains, where " Injun " battles were fought, Jo Seefus, after trying college for a year, cast his lot with us fighting men. During our four years, Don has done many things. Scarcely a season has found him that he hasn ' t been managing a team. Besides this work, he has been a member of the Reception Committee, where his sunny dis- position and fine personality have helped many a team to go away from here with best thoughts for the Academy. Academics have never bothered him. He seems to have one of the brains that doesn ' t need much coach- ing to solve the most intricate prob- lems. Don is particularly proud of his victory over the " Dago " Department. It would not be fair not to mention Don ' s social life. He is a regular frequenter of teas and hops, and some people say that such affairs would not be complete if he were not there. Don has proved himself to be a real friend, and we shall find him an even better shipmate. Burton Cook Lillis " Bitrt " Billings, Montana BURT graduated from Billings High School and decided that the irrigation ditches of Montana were not large enough to satisfy his love for the water. So he arrived in our midst with a big smile, happy in the realization of his dreams. His athletic career was ended Plebe Year when he injured his arm in football, so he turned his abilities to the stage. His musical talents have been confined to the walls of his room from which that deep loud roar reaches every ear within miles. He has had his troubles with academics, but his persistency com- bined with his best smile for the profs have kept him in good favor with Tecumseh. When he wants something done, he gets it via the real way, by work. Together with this, his never ending sense of humor, his unusual common sense, and a ready whole hearted smile win him, where ever he may be, a vast group of friends. " Hey fellows, that reminds me of the time I went fishing way back in Mon- tana " and far into the night — it ' s Burt. Gymkhana 4; Glee Club 4, 3, 1; Choir 4, 3, 2; Reception Committee 3, 2, 1, Chairman 1; Hop Com- mittee 1; Gvm Manager 4, 3, 2, " 31 " , " NA " ; Usher Chapel 1; Radio Club 2, 1; ( ne Stripe. Expert Rifleman 4 Masqueraders 1 Reception Committee Class Rifle 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Page 70 I James Henry Davis " Jim " " Spot One " Ocden, Utah JIM began a military career as number four in the rear rank of the Ogden High School Cadets. After holding down that position for several years he became discouraged with promotion conditions and decided to follow the sea, where his worth might be better appreciated. Having gained his preliminary training in the nautical arts on the Great Salt Lake, he left the land of the Mormons and jour- neyed eastward to Uncle Sam ' s naval school on the Severn. During his four years as a mid- shipman, Jim has made more than the usual number of friends and he leaves the Academy as one of the most well liked fellows in his class. Impatient profs and stern D. O. ' s both alike have wilted when confronted with his jovial good nature and spontaneous, rosy- cheeked smile. Navy lost a good athlete when the Fates decreed that Jim was always to be just one jump ahead of the academics. His nature knows no dark side and when it comes to chasing gloom away there are none better. William Robert Lefavour " Bill " " Hi-Fever " Peabouv, Massachusetts FOUR years ago a tender youth, unacquainted with the wilds and cold tribulations of the world, sallied forth from the Peabody High School and an environment conducive to the production of great men, to de- mand his niche in the hall of fame. Strong determination, worthy am- bition, keen intellect. A little shy of women. That ' s Bill as we found him. Four years have brought out his fine sense of humor and a confidence comparable to that of a sailor in a bath tub. Bill is always ready and willing to do his part. Long hours with the Stage Gang and keen interest in theatrical affairs have developed a talent that has helped to make a better Naval Academy. The Gods didn ' t favor Bill with a big brawny physique that coaches and women rave about, but class and company teams always found him useful and willing. Time, the great changer, will wipe out many of our pleasant memories; but the memory of such a steadfast classmate will remain. ' Hey, how do you like the one in blue ? ' Class Handball 4. 3 Class Football 4, 3 150-lb. Crew 2 P. O. Stage Gang 4, 3, 2, 1 Stage Manager 1 2 P, Page -i 5 George DeMetropolis " Demo " " Sieamo " New York, New York DEMO joined us in the much discussed days of our Plebe Summer, and not once in four years has his good nature and sunny smile dimmed. During his Naval Academy career, he has been active in boxing and football. He is a good man in either of them as everyone here knows. Academically speaking, Demo has managed to beat out the departments for a flat " 2.5 " whenever it was needed. Although he has been on the edge only once or twice, with a slight increase of effort Steamo has always come out on top. His next conquest, he maintains, will be the Marines. Having a military ancestry and a naval education, it is only proper that he should compromise. " The Marines have landed and have the situation well in hand " — that ' s Demo, whether it ' s athletics, academics, or the fair sex. " Give me five. " " Hey, mister, c ' mere; where are you going? Aw right, shove off. " Marshall Tevis Martin " Marsh " " M. T. " Muncie, Indiana NOW Marsh was reared to become a teacher and to follow in the footsteps of his successful father. However, the call of the sea was too great, and he left Muncie in the summer of " 27 " to join the Regiment. It was not long after that the rigid studies began, but these never worried M. T. and he always managed to come out on top. His athletic prowess is not to be overlooked. Coming from the basket- ball state, M. T. became one of the company ' s staunch supporters for those honors. When it wasn ' t basket- ball, it was tennis, at which he could hold his own. Although he never worries about the fair sex, he can entertain them enough to keep himself from falling. Shy? No, just careful. Gifted with a fine personality and gayety, he is always around with the jolly crowd. So if his studies have suffered, his friends have gained. Football Manager 4 Boxing, Plebe and Varsity Varsity Boxing 3, 2, 1 bNAt 3, 2, 1 Page 72 Plebe Tennis Class Tennis 3, 2, 1 Basketball Robert Burns Farquharson " Bob " " Farqui " Moxtpelier, Vermont THERE are few people who are more adapted to a life in the Service than Bob. As a Gyrene junior, he traveled much and saw the life in its good and bad aspects. His clean-cut, military carriage and ap- pearance is second only to his ability to handle a rifle. Plebe Year his photographs of " How it should be done " gained him the above distinc- tion as well as that of being the most photographed man in the Regiment. Any time of the year found him comfortable " sat and savvy " in every- thing but Dago. Hard work and conscientious study, however, always brought him a decision over the little red book. His main standby in athletics has been football. His love of the sport has kept him out for four years. Dur- ing the other months he could be found in any number of different sports; tennis, fencing, lacrosse, water- polo or swimming. " A workout a day keeps the Ac blues away. " was his idea. Floyd Bertram Thomas Myhre " F.B.T. " " Football Team " " Alphabet " St. Paul, Minnesota FOOTBALL TEAM " came to us from the old Norwegian stock of the middle west via Severn School. It is hard to tell just what was the origin of his Navy Spirit. Around here he has not been ath- letically famous, but has taken his daily workout with various sports. His sideline accomplishments are things such as performing magic tricks, singing, clogging, but especially dragging. Floyd is a popular man and he has the depth that makes him the type not readily forgotten. His qualities of being amiable, considerate, quietly spoken and entertaining, all taken in a full sense, help to explain this. After a strenuous session with the Steam Department, he has developed a particular dislike for " black gangs " and such like. He aspires to higher things — just what can not be pre- dicted. But anyway he is particularly proud of being with us now in the Navy and takes greatest pains to uphold its traditions. King Dance Committee " B " Squad 3, 2. 1 Lucky Bag Staff Two Stripes Varsity Crew Squad 4, 3 Lvsistrata Cup Crew 1 Class Rifle 4, r31t Class Football 1 Choir 4. 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 4, 3 Gymkhana 4 Musical Club Show 3 2 P. O. P°- 73 Elwin Lewis Farrington " Levi " Atascadero, California A TRUE son of California, al- though he has lived in Vermont the last few years, Levi was made a midshipman that June that entirely changed the lives of so many of us. And as to California — he has the usual delusions and believes them. In the struggle with the academic departments, Levi has had his ups and downs; but in the end he has always found himself sitting on top. Math was his jinx; there were two terms when his average was within a .02 of being insufficient. A love for the sea made Levi a mid- shipman. Probably it was a love for the water that made him go out for water polo. Another phase of his love for the water was his love for sailing. On second thought, this probably was not a manifestation of a love for the water, because every time that he went out he met a " crab " in a canoe. However, Levi never did let any mem- ber of the other sex run away with his better judgment. He had a serious side that always kept him clear of difficulties. His only weakness was his desire to sell California. Alfred Bowne Metsger " Abie " " Male " Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey MATE stayed in New Jersey until he decided that he needed educa- tion in the ways of the world. Al- though only sixteen when he entered, he started right in, cracking the academics and has continued right to this day. Is he savvy? Well, just ask any of his wives if they ever caught him boning. However, he could almost always be found in the first sections. He has two ambitions: to get lots of sleep and to get his Navy " wings. " When hunting for him, you always look on his bed and the hunt ends. His smiling face and blonde hair soon attracted the fairer sex, to whom he soon became a necessity. By the time Second Class Summer was fin- ished, he was a hardened man of the world. Many years will pass before we forget those three pleasure- able months and the football game at Philadelphia. We have no fears for Mate because his easy going ways will go far for him in the Service. Here ' s to you, Mate; may your soaring dreams and ambitions all come true. Plebe Soccer " 31 " Plebe Water Polo " 31 " Varsitv Soccer 3, 2, 1 Varsity Water Polo " N.V 2 P. O. Page 74 P. O. If ■ Cleon Henry Felton " Felt Hat " " Chippie " " Hick " South Bend, Indiana HERE stands a man — his mind is a careless dash of vigor and a restraining dash of sense. A medley of vet ' s, till ' s and ten cylinder words with at least two syllables missing can be heard issuing from any room of which he is an habitue. Each season has found Cleon in some sport, soccer, wrestling, or lacrosse. He carried over from Plebe ear the art of changing a man ' s ear into a cauliflower. A secret ambition that he has cherished since his first bout is to practice this knowledge on a certain " Piccolo Pete, " who had an annoying habit of tuning in on high " Z ' whenever Cleon was about to turn in. Hick is possessed with an unbeliev- able and insatiable love for Juice and Radio, with which he has spent many recreation hours. He has an exceptional ability to collect anything in sight — especially his wife ' s apparel. More than once has he been mistaken for someone else because of the name on the scivvies that he happened to be sport- ing at the time. T Claude Vernon Hawk " Sea Hawk " " Chic " Salt Lake City, Utah O expound all of Yern ' s traits in this limited space would be impossible, but to note the outstanding features of his character would shed some light on his complex make-up. A silhouette of his nature would show outstanding, a desire for supremacy, not in any one particular line of endeavour, but in everything he does. His life is replete with instances of his efforts to dominate the situation, be that situation one arising in his academic work, on the athletic field, or in his contact with other people. Perhaps his next most notable trait is his desire to solve all questions for himself and according to his own line of thought. This has led him to philosophize on many subjects in his brief career in the Navy. There is hardly a topic that can be mentioned without bringing forth from Yern some suggestions as to the wherefore and whereof. His academic disposition is well balanced and perhaps his understand- ing and appreciation of art and litera- ture are slightly greater than of the more technical subjects. Plebe Soccer Squad 4 Class Soccer 3 Wrestling Squad 4, 2, 1 Class Wrestling 3 Class Football 1 Radio Club 2, 1 Secretary-Treasurer 2 President 1 1 P. O. 2SE Pep Committee 1 Wrestling 2, 1 Class 2; Varsity 1 Navy Numerals 2, 1 Soccer 4; a31f 4 Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1; " 31 " Navy Numerals 4, 2 Class Supper Committee Ushers 1 Expert Rifleman Two Stripes John Allison Fitzgerald " Fitz " " Jack " Modesto, California FITZ — a fighting little Irishman from fighting ancestry. He hails from sunny California and acquired his education near the shores of the Pacific where he first became enamored of the sea. In joining the Class of 193 1, he fulfilled this desire in fine style. He has always been a hard worker, but never too busy to help out a friend; and his seriousness tempered with good nature has made a place for him in the hearts of his classmates. His one regret is that he will always be consigned to the ranks of the " sand blowers " as he doesn ' t seem to be able to lengthen out any more. As a Plebe he was somewhat ratey — the Irish in his makeup; but because of his personality he managed to make friends on the strength of it. In ath- letics he did not find his sport until he came to the Academy and found that boxing was adapted to his stature and temperament. Under Spike ' s tutelage he made rapid strides and in his first year of varsity competition won the Intercollegiate title. Archie Donald Fraser " Don " " Fritz " Ventura, California FRITZ is just another of the many sons of that Golden State, Califor- nia. Why he took up the Navy as a profession is not exactly understood. Perhaps it was inherent, for his grand- father, godfather, or someone like that used to be a fisherman off the Banks of Newfoundland. Anyway, Fritz dropped his hook, but by no means his line, at the Academy. The track is his playground; but that did not seem to have the requisite speed for our Don Juan, so Aviation became his main outlook. He may need an extra pair of wings to go the way of all good men; and realizing this, he strove to act accordingly. As to academics, ten or fifteen minutes is enough time to bone any lesson, for at least a half hour should be devoted to the " Cosmo. " This may be the reason for all his dreams; for if he experiences one during his sleep, it is the first thing heard in the morning. But after it is all said and done, he is one of those fellows you miss when away and are mighty glad to see back. Class Rifle 3 Plebe Boxing 4; " SI " Varsity Boxing 3, 2, 1 " N " 3; bNt 2, 1 Two Stripes Pag, ' 76 rack 4, 3, 2 ' ■31 " 4; " N " 3, 2 Reef Points 2 P. O. Joseph Edward Flynn " Joe " Long Island, New York AFTER two years at Columbia University, Joe experienced little trouble with the academic depart- ments. His spare time has been well occupied in outside activities. As Assistant Editor of the Lucky Bag he found an outlet for surplus literary ability. In the field of athletics, class football and company basketball, his particular hobby, claimed his service. Joe is a stern believer in the old maxim " anything worth doing at all is worth doing well. " The mystery is not that he always succeeds, but the nonchalant way in which he does it. At the beginning of Youngster Year his classmates admitted that he was a good fellow by electing him Company Representative. Shortly afterward the Executive Department recognized his ability as a leader, and Second Class Summer, he was designated to navi- gate the most non-reg platoon — a job for a leader, for the " 5% " refuse to be driven. Anyone requesting aid always found that ability and willingness were both there. His intelligence is exceeded only by his thoughtfulness. Douglas Thompson Hammond " Doug " Stephens, Arkansas DOUG is versatile. From " chang- ing the name of Arkansas " to after-dinner speaking; from a recita- tion in Steam to an Informal at Carvel; or from the track to a bull session around the radiator, Doug is really proficient and entertaining. From Oklahoma State Teacher ' s College to the Naval Academy is a big step, but he made himself at home in both situations. It is no wonder, for his good nature, courtesy, and tact have made friends for him among people of every description. He caught the spirit of the Regi- ment sooner than ordinary, and so he directed his talents into many fields. The elective offices that he has held are evidence of the con- fidence that his classmates had in his abilities. The work he did fully justified that confidence. The long and short of it is that he is a good fellow, he is ready to work when there is work to be done, and he is always ready to play when the work is over. Is there any- thing more that one could ask of a man? Class Football 4, 2 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Lucky Bag Staff Class Supper Committee Chairman Star 4. 2 Three Stripes Track 4, 3; Numerals 4 Class Football 4 Gymkhana 4 Class Crest Committee Hop Committee 3, 1 Farewell Ball Committee 2 Pep Committee 2, 1 Cheer Leader 2, 1 Class Auditing Committee 4, 3, 2, 1 2 P i Page 77 LORENZ QUENZER FoRBES " Lorry " Brooklyn, New York HOME town papers please copy — " Brooklyn ' s Boast Makes Good. " Lorry has certainly been an asset to the Naval Academy in more ways than one. His natural frankness and candour, coupled with his innate sense of the fitness of things have won him a host of friends. The more deadly of the species have responded to his unsophisticated charm of man- ner and his swirling brown eyes, but statistics show that they do all the worrying. Academically speaking, Lorry has few troubles. He received his baptism of fire at Cornell University, and has flown Sail-Hypo-William ever since the Executive Department stepped a few fast rounds with him Youngster Year, from which he came up bloody but unbowed. Athletics have received his atten- tion. Lacrosse interfered with his smoking: so he focused his efforts on shooting. He was a welcome addition to the Navy gunmen, and his refresh- ing sense of humour and novel re- marks have done much to build up the spirits of the teams. Luther Samuel Moore " Sam " " Boresight " Newtonville, Massachusetts SAM arrived at the Naval Academy with a large assortment of rifle records and championships and an even more impressive career as a coach behind him. Friends predicted championships for Navy teams as soon as he was appointed, and believe it or not, we have since won them. Although the major part of his time is spent operating dangerous and deadly weapons, he has an all-round handiness at almost all sports, and the academics never bother him. He has a faculty for rising to the occasion and the tougher the breaks the harder he fights, and invariably manages to come out on top. He drives himself and those who work with him relentlessly, but he gets the results. At an early age he set his heart on having a red stripe on his trou. Every- man to his choice, and as Grandpa re- marked, green-eyed people with one- side grins are bad news to swap lead with. The Marines are a straight shooting outfit, and Sam should feel at home. Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 Small Bore Rifle 4, 3 r31t; rNt; rNAt 1 P. O. Page 78 Gymkhana 4; National Freshman Rifle Champions 4; National Small-bore Rifle Champions 2; Intercolleg- iate Ind. Champion 2; Small Bore Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1, " N " 3, 2, 1, Captain 1; Intercollegiate Service RiPe Champions 3, 2; Service Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1, " N " 3,2, 1; Expert Rifleman 4, 3, 2, 1; Log Staff; Luckv Bag Stuff; M. P. O. f Jose Francisco y Samosa " Jose " Manila, Phillipine Islands WHEN things happen to Jose, they happen suddenly. Living in Manila from ten years of age until he was eighteen, he was just an ordinary student at school. Suddenly, when he was eighteen, he decided to become a midshipman and two weeks later he received his appointment. At the Academy he quickly adapted himself to his new environment. His fine academic record speaks well for him and the Islands he so dearly loves. By nature he is shy and sensitive, meditative and seclusive. He has many moods and is largely controlled by them. At times he is arrogant, unsociable and abrupt, but at other times he is gay, interested, thoughtful and patient. To athletics he is indifferent, but he is fond of good books and music. When asked what he expected to do in the future, he invariably an- swered " I don ' t know. " Things happen to him suddenly and we have a premonition that the next thing for this cosmopolitan young man will be something worthwhile. Clifford Henry Shuey " Cliff " Grand Rapids, Michigan CLIFF ' S love for the sea has led him to join the legions of those who " go down to the sea in ships. " During his four years at the Academy, he has made a host of friends with his affable manner and his sunny dis- position. His favorite sport is wrest- ling, and he has made good in it consistently. Cliff is too modest to tell us what he wants to be other than " to be real happy. " This looks like a rather big order, but not for one like Cliff. He possesses the faculty of making the best of any situation and has great zest for life. He has his own ways of thought and has good powers of discernment. A very democratic fellow, he is quick to understand human nature and as a friend and companion he is hard to beat. He is a likeable comrade, and has won all of us with his good fellowship, and we feel sure that the Navy will be gaining a good officer when Cliff joins the Fleet. Fencing 4, 3; f 3 1 1 Star 4 2P.II. Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 w31t 4, 3, 2; wNAt 1 2 P. O. Page 7Q George Fonville Freeman Huntingdon, Tennessee A KEEN wit, a sparkling sense of humor, and an unlimited number of impossible, but interesting, stories have made Gus the leading man in almost every bull session. And can he shoot the breeze ? Without a doubt he is the unquestioned champ- ion of the Regiment. He is the origin- ator of all bad dope and the father of no-soap jokes. Cheerful — good na- tured — the world may trample him — the temporary weakness may go back on him, but he always comes up smiling. Sure he can gripe, just like the rest of us, but he never really means it. Was it a party! — ask Gus, he was probably there. " Gus " is a happy-go-lucky fellow, always ready for a frolic. " George " as he is known in his more serious moments, is a serious minded chap with a cool business head. Dago was the only thing that troubled him for any length of time. " No me gusto Espanol " was often heard. George has devoted much time to the " Log " , being on the business staff, and as advertising manager. Other activities have found him a willing worker. Jesse Stuart McAfee " Mac " Kernes, Texas MAC knows how to work it and he will be glad to explain it to you. " Those words we have heard before because Mac has pulled more of us sat than Tecumseh has. Contrary to popular belief, all Texans do not wear two guns and high heeled boots. Here is an easy going Texan who never did shoot up anything, but he is for Texas, first, last and always. We don ' t know what Baylor University did for him, but he came to us prepared to give the academics a " walloping " and willing to give a classmate his last dime. The spirit that kept Mac on the field helping the football teams has been outstanding in his career at the Naval Academy. He is always ready to do a little more than his part. He needs no memoriam for those who have come in contact with him will not forget him. Gymkhana 4 Musical Clubs 3 Lug 4, 3, 2, 1 Advertising Manager 1 King Committee 2 P. O. Page So Bsietant Manager Football 4 3 2 Class Rifle " NA " ; " lOSf; " 31 " Star 4, 3, 2, 1 M. P. O. Wayne Folk Gibson " Hoot " Eureka Springs, Arkansas THE Arkansas Traveler and Hoot were buddies before he left the State University to become one of the Apollos of the Regiment. He has been a good wife and a valuable one in those dark ages when Calculus threatened to put an end to his then existing harem. After baptising many of his class- mates into Neptune ' s Royal Order, Plebe Summer, he settled to the task of keeping up the high standards he set for himself. Always out of cigarettes, but ready for a workout in the Spanish national art, the possessor of a line gained during one pre-Academy experience as a book agent, which has also proved effective in Crabtown and its vicinity, he has always managed to keep him- self in good humor and in the pink of condition for the Saturday scrimmages at Carvel Hall. Hoot has a happy, care-free disposi- tion which is hard to down. His willingness to cooperate and his ability to take the bumps as they come are sure to make his Service career happy for himself and his shipmates. Albert H. Wilson " Jocko " " Uncle Jock " Clark ' s Ford, Idaho OUT of the wilds of Idaho rode our hero to join the ranks of the boys in blue on the Severn. Being an Army Junior and possessing in- dustry and extreme sobriety we at once predicted a great future for Jock. After a Plebe Year skirmish with the Steam and Math Departments he found a calm expanse of water and sailed on without any more trouble. He possesses a sense of humor and smiles often. His activities are many and diversified. It is miraculous the way he procures money for his desti- tute roommates. Although a " Red Mike " by nature, his four years of blue serge and brass buttons have left a trail of broken hearts that would do credit to any snake. He is an idea! wife, always dis- agreeing in everything for the sake of argument or just being ornery. After having Jock for a classmate for four years we have no fear that, being a gentleman, he will prove himself an officer worthy of the Blue and Gold. Plebe Football Plebe Crew Class Rifle Expert Rifleman 2 Stripes Boxing t Class Football 4 Page 81 Roy Owen Gilbert -Roy " Chicago, Illinois Robert Donovan King " Sob " " R.D. " Bloomington, Indiana SPENDING the early days of one ' s life near a large lake is apt to instil in one a love for the water — thus it was with Roy, so he came among us. After prepping at Morgan Park High School and University of Chicago he arrived in a bewildered but de- termined state. It was just a question of application of that determination. It was not long before he developed an aptitude for doing well with least amount of application. Although inexperienced, he went out for lacrosse and soccer. Practise put the finishing touches on the right spirit, and Navy saw him on some of her varsity lists. He is an ideal roommate — designat- ing everything as " Ours " even though they don ' t belong to him. Of all his fine qualities, loyalty to his friends is outstanding. All will be glad to look upon him as a brother officer in the Service. One of the main reasons for which is his willing- ness to take time out to explain to a bewildered junior, a thing few of us do. BOB received the inspiration of coming to the Academy while acting as Admiral ' s Aide at Culver Military Academy. This may be an auspicious omen of that which is to come. Although he is usually quiet and unassuming, he has the courage of his own convictions and has been found well able to take care of himself. R. D. claims that he is a true Hoosier, and that there is no finer state than Indiana, if you do not believe it, take a look at its prize representative. Throughout his years at the Acad- emy he has shown no snaky propen- sities, and yet it was obvious that he was no Red Mike. The general con- sensus of opinion has been that he has consistently shown very good taste. Bob ' s desire for neatness and order was a boon to his more irresponsible roommates who quite willingly thrust the " In Charge of Room " upon him without questioning his desires. That he is well capable of achieving his objective was shown by his re- peated taming of the elusive 2.50. Plebe Football Team Plebe Soccer Team Plebe Lacrosse Team Gymkhana 4 Varsity Soccer 3, 2, 1 " NA " 3; " N " 2, 1 Varsity Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 2 P. ( ). Page 82 r JynikhaiiH t Lacrosse 4; " 31 ' ' 2 P. O. Thomas Evan Gillespie " Tommy " Pine Bluff, Arkansas SOME people have that rare gift — and it is a gift — of making friends, close friends, wherever they are. Such a one is Tommy. To know him even slightly is to like him, and to know him well is a real privilege, a privilege that will bring you smiling through many a blue moment. Blues and Tommy just don ' t get along! Born in Arkansas, he possesses all the traditional gallantry of the old South. One year at Missouri gave him a taste of college life, and then he turned toward the sea. Missouri ' s loss was our gain. No, he ' s not so large in stature, but, then, what has size to do with accomplishments? For him, leaves, girls, and yes, even hard work, mingled to make this world a very pleasant place in which to l ive, and he does enjoy living. No matter what Tommy does he will never lack friends. " Gosh, Dago tomorrow! Wonder how long it is, and I ' m sleepy. What say we turn off the light and turn in? Good night. " Russell Champion Williams " Rusty " Richmond, Virginia WE often read of sudden rises to fame, but nowhere do we find a more realistic tale than the athletic ability of Rusty Williams. It was not a development; it was discovery. Rusty first broke into prominence through his football ability. " B- Squad Back Great Navy Find " was the headline of many a sports column in the Fall of 1929. His athletic ability has extended to several other branches of sport, particularly boxing and lacrosse. In activities he is equally outstanding, and his popularity placed him from the role of an unknown Plebe to that of a leader in the First Class. His background is capable of up- holding these honors. In high school and at the University of Richmond he left enviable records both in academics and athletics. It is in personality that Rusty excels. To know him is to like him, and to request anything of him is to have it granted. We hear of Rusty from his ability ; we remember him as a friend. Christmas Card Committee 2. 1 Wrestling 2, 1 Tennis 4, 3 1 P. O. Football 4, 3, 2, 1; " 31 " 4 " NA " 3,2; " N " 1 ( " Li " H ' iMtIL ' 4 Class Latrosse 3 Hop Committee 2, 1 Christmas Card Committee 2, 1 Peop Committee 2, 1 Company Representative 3, 2, 1 Ring Dance Committee Three Stripes Page S 3 Thomas Jethro Greene " Tom " Council Bluffs, Iowa FRESH from a successful two years at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, just across the river from his home town of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Tom entered the Academy and a new life early Plebe Summer. Having been colonel of the R. O. T. C. in college, Tom was a successful three striper of the old First Company. As the years passed. Tommy ' s interest varied. Plebe indoor rifle, class lacrosse, managing class football, and above all he had a propensity for securing those high averages in academics so elusive to the most of us. Accompanying this, he acquired the habit or rather ability to keep up a varied correspondence among the fair sex. We really could not call him lazy, yet his attitude of " Aw heck, the prof will explain anyhow, " is typical of his character. Popular with everyone with whom he has contact on account of his quiet seriousness and never-failing subtle humor, Tom will travel far in his journey through life wherever he may go. He has proved a true friend and a real classmate for four years. Merrill Sylvester Holmes " Sherlock " " Mutt " Minneapolis, Minnesota AFTER successfully navigating the racks and shoals of his high school days in the " Twin Cities, " our fair haired Sherlock chose to try his talents on the high seas. Although arriving among us with no salt in his hair, he has shown us that he has in him a bit of the salt of the earth. Each year has found him always getting the better of his academics, but always talking of riding on his velvet. " With my point four seven velvet, now I can sleep. " However, when the final marks were published, we were never amazed to find that he had been only talking. His favorite sport was bill collecting. Holding up the business end of the Masqueraders and Musical Clubs, he proved to be more of a " Shylock " than a " Sherlock " in his methods of exhorting the support of the unsus- pecting townspeople. For four years always a warm hearted friend and classmate, he will leave a place hard to fill when he " goes down to sea in ships. " " Where ' s Sherlock? " " Aw, down to the phone booth as usual. " Class Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Football 2, 1 M. P. O. Page S 4 Masqueraders 3, 2, 1 Business Manager 1 Advertising Manager 2 Musical Clubs 3, 2, 1 Advertising Manager 2 Business Manager 1 Rifle 3 Reception Committee Two Stripes ( LOREN GRINSTEAD " Ginsberg " Seattle, Washington HAILING from a city of naval prominence, Loren joined us without the handicap which most of us had of having to spend some time in finding out what it was all about. Being from the West, he has the true Western big-heartedness which is so commendable in the Service. He does not wear a star on his collar, but many is the pitfall in Dago which he has aided some less fortunate classmate to avoid. Not being of an athletic type, his time has been spent, and profitably at that, in building ship models, the replicas of the old Navy. In the Spring, besides other things which a young man ' s fancy lightly turns to, the class tennis courts occupy much of his time. Nobody ever accused Ginsberg of dragging bricks — much. Those two times were during Youngster Year, and we won ' t dwell on them. When the time comes for us to have shipmates down in the J. O. Mess and in the Wardroom, Loren will always be a welcome member. His friendliness, and unselfishness will carrv him far. William John Sisko " Bill " " Cheska " " Willie " Pontiac, Michigan IT was a sad blow to Bill when he left the wilds of Pontiac and entered the Academy, to find that he had to row a boat instead of drive one. However, he finally became used to that and other Naval eccentricities, and even learned to enjoy them. Academics bothered him not at all; although having no starring aspira- tions, he threw a scare into the ranks of the " Savoirs " by lead — Second Class Steam for two months. Argue? No discussion was complete without his arguments. Either side or any side, right or wrong, just so he could talk. Not a " snake " , but in his spare time he honored a hop or two with his presence, just to give the femmes a treat. Now singing is where Willie really shone; and although his ear for music is rather questionable, no phono- graph records exist that he couldn ' t duplicate or surpass with a little effort. With experience in High School and Pontiac Junior College, Michigan lost a good man when Bill decided that the Navy needed his support. A con- scientious and willing worker, a real friend and a true Navy man, that ' s Bill. Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Lacrosse 3, 2, M. P. O. Page S 5 Edward Hunt Gutlbert " Eddie " ' ' Pug " " John " Chicago, Illinois BOATING on Lake Michigan in- stilled in Eddie a desire to manage one of Uncle Sam ' s giant battle canoes through the Panama Canal. Ease and success in this undertaking can be largely attributed to his pre-academy training in the " Windy City " at Lane Tech High School. Trying to picture a Masquerader or Musical Club performing without Pug would be about as successful as a hop without our fair Baltimore maidens. The success of the Masqueraders during the past year may be ascribed to our Eddie ' s guidance. Perhaps his favorite hobby was read- ing. His varied literary seekings were extensive: for proof of this we need only listen to his vocabulary. We seldom saw him dragging; how- ever, those to whom he did play skipper would grace any davenport. On the other hand, Pug was right there at the hops, and those good old Carvel Hall tea dances to help the boys enter- tain their drags. Those woe be-gone tales that we were subjected to after Christmas and September leaves were really heartbreaking. Justin Albert Miller " Molie " Missoula, Montana MOLLIE was truly of Montana — a true son of the wild and woolly West. On even the coldest nights he never used more than three blankets, a bath robe, overcoat, reefer, and rain-clothes to combat the chill. Can we all say that we were never cold? With a year at the University of Montana behind him, Mollie never was bothered by the Acs., although he had a habit of gracing trees, provided the ground below was covered with sufficient velvet. His nocturnal adventures, unwritten and unpublished, were a result of his happy-go-lucky attitude which we all envied. He didn ' t care when the good movies were shown, as the Circle always got his thirty-five cents for the best productions. And we often wondered just how many days Mollie thought constituted a week-end. Carefree, spontaneous, always happy, Mollie was the ideal room- mate; always there with that much needed stamp or thirty-five cents. The Gyrenes certainly are going to get a wonderful addition to their number. Masqueraders 4, 3, 2, 1, President 4, Masked " N " 4, 3, 2, 1; Musical Shows 4, 3, 2, 1; Glee Club 4, 3 Choir 4, 3, 2; N. A. Ten 2 Orchestra 4; Gymkhana 4 Crew Squad 2; Star 4. Expert Rifleman; Two Stripes. 86 Bugle Corps 4, 3. 2 2 P. O. Mann Hamm " 11 a mm " Henriette, Texas ONE bright June day there came from the plains of North Texas, a man reeling a rolling from too much mustang riding, a man with a yearning for new things. Mann decided that life on ships would be enough like the precarious seat on one of his mustangs to keep him from seasickness and a longing to see home again. This man, Mann, has such a sunny good nature that when one is near him, one is infected with his humor and can only smile and laugh with him. Mann does not need a joke to make him laugh, for he has one of those bubbling springs of joyousness that keeps his strong, purposeful face glowing. One just instinctively trusts him. Yet his classmates hesitate to introduce him to the O. A. O. because of a persuasive, devil-may-care look that has caused many a sophisticated maiden undue heart action. Life is more than just a joke to this man, although one sledom sees him serious because his motto is, " Don ' t worry. " This attitude to- ward life makes him a fellow well worth knowing. Charles Leon Keithley " A 2.y " Lubbock, Texas WHY Leon left his home in Texas to roam we shall never know. When asked, he either replied with a verse of that old song, " Horses, Horses, Horses, " or he laughed and admitted that it got too hot for him. However, in the course of his travels he came to the Naval Academy, eager for knowledge and for life on the sea. For the first two years the academic departments gave him a little trouble, but he overcame these difficulties and entered upon Second Class year with a touch of savviness. This added velvet allowed Leon to break away from the ranks of the " Red Mikes " and to devote more of his time to the fairer sex. Consequently a hop was not complete without Pal breaking in and out of the crowd with his ever- present smile. To know Leon is to know a real fellow and a true friend. Because of his good nature and good judgment he never gets into any troubles or quarrels. Because of his laugh and good stories a social session in Ban- croft Hall is not complete without him. 1 p. o. Plebe Cross Country Class Tennis 3, 2 1 P. O. Page o Carson Hawkins " Kit " Reno, Nevada KIT has jumped about the country considerably in varied ways be- fore settling down to wear the Navy Blue for a long, long stretch. From the wide open spaces of Nevada to a military school in Tennessee, back to Nevada for a year at the State Univer- sity, and then East to " see the world. " Since he has been with us, we have learned to know him well and to appreciate his good qualities. He is a hard worker when he makes up his mind to do a thing, and he generally succeeds. Loving to tinker around doing little odd jobs, he has really accomplished some noteworthy feats. In athletics, although he is well above the average in ability in tennis, soccer, and basketball, he preferred to devote his time to company sports and has made a name for himself in that line. Academics have troubled him at times as they have done us all, but by hard and steady work, he has managed to keep his head up. With no bad habits, a happy dis- position, steadfast convictions and a winning personality. Kit makes a class- mate that we are proud to call a friend. Karl Edward Jung " Jug " Buffalo, New ork A FELLOW who fills the place that Karl has filled among his classmates has really helped to make the Academy worth while. His build is the answer to a crew coach ' s dream. We waited three years to see him hit a golf ball. Football had to be given up because of an injury, or Karl would probably have been known on the gridiron. Almost all of us can take a lesson in determin- ation from the four years of his rowing. Hundreds of weary miles were pulled, not always in the first boat, but there each time that Navy ' s best went on the Hudson at Poughkeepsie. It took considerable elusiveness to slip the clutches of the academic departments. The truth, however, was persistency. While one who did not readily acquire nicknames, Karl has been liked for his friendliness, sincerity, and easy humor. His best times are with his friends of the " gang " . He likes the Navy, and for that will always be the best of shipmates. As a sailor, he will have but one home port, for there is just one O. A. O. Class Tennis 4, 3, 2, t31t 2 P. O. Crew 5, 4, 3, 2 Intercollegiate Freshmen Champions 5; " N " 4, 3, 2 Gvmkhana o Chapel Usher 1 Lucky Baa Staff Regimental Color Bearer Page SS John Nelson Hughes ' Johnnie " " Count " " Cicero " " Duke Ames, Iowa Ransom Allan Pierce " Runny " " Eddie " " Rap " Marked Tree, Arkansas JOHNNIE ' S initial bid for fame startled him as much as his listeners. This occasion was when suddenly awakened from a deep fog, he answered " Cicero " to a question concerning a time four hundred years before. Thus he became Cicero. Never since, however, has he so ex- ceeded the time; because his desire for thoroughness leaves him generally in a race with the late bell. Johnnie is also a singer of rare abilities, as evidenced by his long service with the Choir and Glee Club. And as a lover of good books he has the book catalogues from all the best publishers. He takes his Naval career very seriously. His very definite ideas would indicate that drastic changes in the Navy might be expected if he should gain command. But as it is, his perfect manners and decorum as- sure the reputation of the Service. It might be said that the " unfair " sex — to use a term he tries to say is his sentiment — have found him an excel- lent drag and a wonderful enter- tainer. AND — then there are those who, hearing the bell ring at Taps, think it Reveille, jump out of bed, turn back their bedding, and report " all out. " Ransom ' s versatility of interest is shown by his participation in both the athletic and non-athletic activities. Academically, he tends toward the scientific and mathematical. Where figures are involved, only a water- cooled, forced lubrication slide rule is adequate. Math brought the coveted star however. No one can charge Ransom with selfishness. Whether it be company or class athletics, explaining a knotty problem, or dragging blind, one finds him willing. Week ends find Ranny pursuing a colorful way through the city ' s gayer pleasure places. On the classic three, " wine, women and song " Ransom is least addicted to the first and last. Those who know Ransom for the hard worker, pleasant companion, and sincere and earnest friend that he is, feel certain that he will make his mark in the world. Gvmkhana 4 Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Reception Committee 2, 1 Trident Society 2, 1 Second Class Masqueraders Class Tennis 2, 1 Masqueraders 1 1 P. O. Gvmkhana 4 Water Polo 4; Class 2 Swimming Team 3 Class Soccer 4, 3 Class Tennis 4 Trident Society 2, 1 Business Manager 1 Reception Committee : Radio Club 2 Stars 2 C. P. o. Page i , William Christopher Hughes, Jr. " Billy " " Bill " St. Joseph, Missouri OUT OF Missouri, that land of the Eternal Skepticism, there came to us a dark, suave, gracious man called Billy Hughes. All the charm of the old Southwest was his. Ever carefree, ever debonair, ever reckless, he lived among us with the easy nonchalance of his cavalier an- cestors. Being blessed with a fine under- standing of the ultimate absurdity of life in general, he was more amused than intrigued by our militant, catch- phrase partisanship and the exag- gerated seriousness of our athletics. It was inevitable from the first that he should be very popular with the other, sometimes fairer, sex. His was a certain dark handsomeness and a charm of manner none could resist. Yet he was no Ladies ' man and his gracious thoughtfulness was as cap- tivating at drill or in the classroom as at the Panlo or tea. Always a bit reserved, never a back-slapper, he has many warm friends. Always a gentleman, always ready to do his bit, he has won a place in the hearts of the friends who wish him well. Thomas Benjamin Payne " Tom " " Ache " Clarendon, Virginia TOM arrived at the Naval Acad- emy from the outside world with a big heart and a sense of humor. His academic foundation, gained from high school and prepping at ' SchaddV was sufficient to keep him from undue wo rry Plebe Year, and a mind that is certainly not below the average has kept his name off bothersome trees in the three years that followed. His warm heart felt a natural affinity for the radiator on cold winter afternoons, but he answered to the call of the baseball diamond in the spring. Tom ' s idea of a happy four years here has never entirely agreed with the little brown book ' s " do ' s " and " don ' t " and he has missed an oc- casional liberty to pace up and down the back terrace. What ever has happened, he has been a cheerful comrade; and one ' s gripe does not seem so unbearable after smoking Tom ' s tobacco and telling him about it. These qualities combined with an inherent loyalty have made him the best friend one could hope for, and his comradeship a valuable acquisition. Baseball Manager 4 2 P. O. 2 P. O. Page go John David Huntley " Jack " Clyde, Ohio JACK first received the call of the Navy by looking over the great inland sea, Lake Erie. A successful four years in Clyde High School and preliminary training in the industrial word paved the way for entrance to the Naval Academy. Jack ' s athletic interests have been confined to track and cross country, and many a spring afternoon he has spent in chasing up and down Farragut Field. He has been a member of the choir for four years, and he takes an enthusiastic interest in the doings of the Radio Club. He has an excel- lent knowledge of the devious ways of A. C. and radio waves. Few of his classmates can equal his practical knowledge of electricity. The people back home who are interested in Jack have faith in his future, for they feel as we feel, that his fineness of character, sense of truth and honor will ultimately bring him the success he deserves. Despite his reserve, he can smile; and despite his youth he has dignity. These qualities, we know, will carry him on to the goal which he has chosen. Leland Griffith Shaffer " Jake " " Jack " Bedford, Pennsylvania A YOUTHFUL desire to " see the world " brought him down from the mountains of Pennsylvania to learn that the rest of that phrase is " through a port-hole. " Serious in his desire to become a naval officer, he prepped at Cornwall- on-the-Hudson, and since then, has applied himself to the naval curriculum with a real interest and a desire to learn. Enthusiasm and persistent energy characterize his actions towards any- thing that may claim his attention. A substantial berth on the swimming squad, an enviable amount of acad- emic velvet at the end of each term, and an astute grasp of philosophies from those of Omar to those of Durant, are some of the worthy results of these same qualities as he applies them. He is a good companion whose im- petuous thought and action are not dampened by the monotony of our daily life. For the most part quiet and unassuming, he even claims to be a " Red Mike. " However, the strug- gling mate who drags mail to the fourth deck gasps " not so. " Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 3, 2, 1 Radio Club 3, 2. 1 Track 4 Cross Country 4 Gymkhana 4 Expert Rifleman 4 Swimming 2 Wrestling 1 Track 1 Radio Club 2, 1 2 P. O. Page QI Gerald Lyle Ketchum " Joe " Bellingham, Washington HIS arrival at the Academy was a sensation. It is said that he came down the Severn River riding a rolling log in the good old tradition of his home town lumberjacks. When the gate keeper came to, all he could say was " What Come? What come? " Whereupon Jack airily replied, " Jack — etchum of Whatcom, Washington. " Jack has a regard for his old home state which sometimes exceeds the truth, and he has been known to astound a circle of open mouthed Plebes with tales of the big blue snows of that hard winter. As a scholar Jack really excels but he is prejudiced against overwork. Good fiction and the Cosmo are his favorite indoor sports. No, he was not always a first section man. Shoot a pistol or rifle? Sure. Tar- get practice against the Indians has made him a deadly shot with either. He was generally in charge of the Second Company small arms com- petitions. Jack is a real classmate and a true gentleman. His kindly humor and good nature make him hosts of friends. Raymond Henry Nelson " Ray " " Lord " San Diego, California RAY came to us from the land of sunshine and flowers, and insists on his loyalty in spite of a love for baked beans and brown bread, and a " Hawvawd " accent that would do credit to Boston ' s best. The academics started sparring with him right off the bar, leading with a rain of trees; but Ray countered with the exams, and by the end of Youngster Year had won by a knock- out. He always considered studies in the same category as the fair sex, necessary evils to be tolerated, but not to be taken in large doses. Cheerfulness is an inherent char- acteristic with Ray in spite of the sudden and frequent outbursts of song and other unusual noises. How- ever, this could be easily squelched by giving him any good detective or mystery story. His true opinion of the Navy has never been determined; but four years have proven him to be a true friend, and we do not hesitate to predict much success for him, whether he remains in the Service or takes up civilian life. Gymkhana 4 Class Football 2 2 P. O. Page 92 Class Wrestling 1 2 P. O. ss k Richard Henry Langdon " Dick " " Harry " LaGrange, Illinois DICK received his early education at the Armour Institute of Technology, and he was well underway in his college career, when he decided that he should become a naval officer. With this two years of technical education, he easily mastered the studies. Days are few and far between that someone doesn ' t ask, " Dick, how in the devil do you work this Math? " And Dick is always willing to go out of his way to help. He has been a constant support to Class sports, football, soccer, and basketball. When he has had a spare moment, he would be giving his support to the good old Second Com- pany. Dick has been a quiet, but most well- liked midshipman. Because of his unassuming attitude, it took some of us some time to realize his sterling qualities. He has been a constant influence on his classmates and also on the underclassmen. His ready intelligence, quick wit, and droll humor have endeared him to his friends, and made the hours pass rapidly and most pleasantly in his company. Lowell Winfield Williams " Bill " " Willie " Huntington, Indiana WHEN Bill was at Purdue he first heard the call of the Navy. Deciding that the life of a sailor was more romantic than that of a boilermaker, he dug in, and here he arrived. From the time that he was a Plebe Striper until the end, Bill has been on the spot, and more than held his own. What more can be said than that he is on the Lucky Bag Staff, a constant attendant at hops, and always in there working for the advancement of our class? In the way of athletics, Bill ' s main ambition has been to become a famous tennis player. Imitating Bill Tilden, he has certainly done his share for the Navy. On the Gym team we have the " Four Horsemen " with Bill as the fourth member and an integral part. A good mixer, a real friend, and a dependable classmate are only a few of the characteristics which should go far to make Bill a real success in the Navy of the future. May we meet again as shipmates. Class Soccer 4 " 1931 " Numerals Basketball 4 Class Football 2 Auditing Committee 4, 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Tennis Team 4, 3, 2, 1; Gym Team 4, 3, 2, I; Squash Team 1 ; Lucky Bag, Sales Manager; Fare- well Ball, Committee 3; Glee Club; Choir; Gym- khana; Musical Club Shows 4, 3, 2; Class Auditing Committee 4, 3, 2, 1; Class Football 4; Batt. C. P. O. Page rjj M Harold Isidor Larson " Swede " " Izzy " Murdock, Minnesota T TEY, wife, bear a hand with that basin. I ' ve got to shave. " Thus have we been greeted each morning for four years by the above tall blonde Swede. Since that first day when he came through Number Three, Swede has not changed a bit. Sunny, roguish, but thoroughly likeable at all times, he is an excellent companion to have around. His sparkling humorous ways of putting things are interesting, really. He knows a little about every- thing and can tell more than a little about anything. Not especially savvy, but possessing that knack of getting out of the way when the Academic Department swing the axe, he has always been able to keep himself on the sunny side of 2.50 with an incredibly small expenditure of energy. With his easy-going, cheerful and industrious nature, his ability to take life as it comes, and an inherent liking for his chosen profession, we predict for him a successful future. Here ' s to you, Swede, your successes are your own, your disappointments ours to share. Andrew Patrick Stewart " Andy " " Pat " " Stew " Adairsville, Georgia YES, children this is Pat Stewart of Navy. Speaks three languages including Georgian, and is rapidly progressing in Baltimorean. His tal- ents, however, are not restricted to this field alone. List, while we ex- pound on his numerous accomplish- ments. October and November find him bemoaning the fact that Sep Leave is over. However, the lure of the track and field soon drive those fond memories back into the remote corners of his head. Winter is the season of hibernation for most of us and espec- ially for Pat. Spring calls him back to the vaulting pit again. No, he is not a " Red Mike " by any means; but, so far, he has proved to be invulnerable as far as serious affairs are concerned. " I ' m dragging in the one hundred and forty-five pound class tonight, but I am coming down to middle weight for the June Ball. " His frankness is astounding at times. He has been known to utter such un- tactful things as, " Sir, you are ab- solutely wrong about that. " May we be shipmates some day, Pat. Baseball 4, 3, 2 Soccer 4 Gvmkhana 4 2 P. O. Track 4, 3, 2, 1 ■•31 " 2; " N " 1 2 P. O. Page 04 i back Harry Stanley Leon " S. A. " Belmont, Massachusetts AN original thinker from Belmont, Massachusetts, his foundation of knowledge consisted of high school and a half year at Middlebury College. He never takes what the books say for granted, but figures things out in his own logical way. Passing grades comes so easily to him that he has a lot of spare time to write letters during study hours. Ever since he was a kid, he had thoughts of being a Midshipman. At the earliest opportunity he tried his luck and was successful. He never doubted that he wouldn ' t be — in fact he never does doubt himself. When he gets an idea he meditates upon it until he has threshed it out and has proved it either right or wrong. There is no happy medium for him, neither in his thoughts nor in his actions. Like a huge pendulum his moods oscillate between the heights of happiness and the depths of despair. Yet none but his closest friends ever know of this. To the world at large he exhibits a cool unruffled appear- ance and a grim smile. Nickolas James Sanns " Nick " Union City, New Jersey GRAMMAR SCHOOL and nine months of extensive studies in the Naval Academy Prep Class was enough of a start for this young fellow. Confidence filled the gap left vacant by the lack of attendance at other schools and colleges. Indeed, he always maintained that this lack had left a lot of new ground untouched, and ready for new ideas. Perhaps that is why he assimilated so easily the new ideas which Naval Academy life thrust upon him. With a happy facility he has selected the right ideas and principles, and these have ploughed the wide expanse of broken ground and laid the seeds of thoughts which finally moulded him into a man of the sea. Just an average fellow — not out- standing in sports, but by no means a physical weakling. He can sym- pathize with you on any subject but he usually argues with you merely for the sake of an argument. A clew to his character is given by the fact, that in addition to the likes and dislikes already mentioned, he en- joys a good meal and a letter from home. Class Water Polo " 1931 " 4, 2 2 P. O. Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 95 Bafford Edward Lewellen " Lou " " Ed " Minneapolis, Minnesota HMM, " observed Ed, after try- ing on his white works, " they must be expecting big things of me. " From then on he proceeded to get the maximum results from the mess hall eggs. Although he was a no mere speck on the horizon to begin with, he soon looked like a football player of the size that McClelland Barclay likes to paint. He not only looked the part but played it as well. The more he played the bigger he grew. But what pleased Ed most was that his game improved. It has been his ambition to be a good football player. Although he has tried his hand at rifle, wrestling, and crew, he has always awaited the football season with the most interest. During his stay at the Academy, he has proved himself a good friend to have, for his friendship is of the type that " improves with use. " Perhaps this is due to his frankness and good- natured habit of looking for the humorous side of the situation. Lew can ' t be characterized in this brief space, but he is an all ' round man, stands high in class and a good athlete. Charlie Luther Werts " Charlie " " Weenie " Muncie, Indiana CHARLIE — more familiarly, Weenie — seems to have been blessed with all sorts of little pecul- iarities. The despair of his existence is a crop of fuzz that just won ' t re- spond to treatment, and defies the photographer ' s best efforts. Another possession which isn ' t displayed as continuously, but which is wholly as distinctive, is a voice which can be heard half the length of the mess-hall. Ask the boys who sat at his table Plebe Year. But the prize blessing of all is his name. Ever since some benevolent upperclassman attached the append- age Weenie to his surname, he has been exposed to every manner of indignity — even down to the " Win- negar " Werts. As a friend and classmate, Charlie is possessed of a cheerful and generous nature which recognizes and answers misfortune ' s challenge. With a high sense of responsibility combined with an ever ready wit, he has proved himself a most dependable and en- joyable companion. " Gee, she ' s got a sweet expression! " ffrwa Crew 4; Navy Numerals - r IP| Football 4, 3, 2, 1 " B " Squad 3, 2 " A " Squad 1 SB " NA " 3, 2, 1 Page q6 Class Tennis " 1931 ' Juice Gang Masqueraders 2 P. O. Carl Alfred Lizberg " Lindy " " Liz " Oregon City, Oregon LIXDY joined the ranks of the " sea dogs " after a trip across the continent from Oregon. He is very proud of his home state, and will hotly argue its virtues to anybody who begins to deride it. He is frank, sincere, willing to admit when he is wrong, but never giving in when he knows he is right. Among his pet hobbies are inven- tions, telescopes, and Swedish. It is a real education to live with Lindy as it is remarkable to what uses this boy can put odds and ends. Some of them really work! His telescopes are very useful for sighting stars and drags from the window. The Swedish made him feel right at home in Oslo First Class Cruise. In academical pursuits Lindy has been very successful. His presence has graced many a " savoir " section, and he has always found time to pursue his hobbies besides. We feel sure that Lindy will be a credit to whatever life he chooses, whether it be the Navy or U. S. S. Out- side. The Academy will certainly miss him, but offers a hearty " Good Luck. " Bernard Franklin Roeder " Brule " " Demosthenes " Cumberland, Maryland BRUTE took leave of the hills of Western Maryland and sailed down to Annapolis with a determined air that brought him out of the fog sooner than the rest of us. His has been an eventful four years, and the Naval Academy may feel justly proud of him. We need not say much about Brute. All of us know about him, as his rugged disposition makes him the center of any fest he happens to be in. He can land in more first sections per erg expended and can receive more mail per letter written than any man we know. His savviness is balanced by a broad grin and light-hearted nature that are all his own. During the Spring, Brute lives out on the tennis courts, but he often takes a week-end off and drags, thus always raising the average. He is so big-hearted that he will give you the shirt off his back, even though he has only five left in his locker. It ' s a fact. " That ' s fruit. Wake me up five minutes before formation, will you: Class Football 4, .3 Class Boxing 4, 1 Star 4 Gymkhana 4 2 P. O. wrV Class Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Tennis 4,3,2,1; Manager 1 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Stage Gang 4, 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 4, 3 Star 2, 1 G. P. O. Page 97 • I Reginald Rudolph McCracken " Mac " " Crackers " Albia, Iowa MAC answered the call of the Naval Academy from the portals of Iowa State, where he spent the major portion of a year in chemical engineering. Having always fostered a deep interest in things military, he found the new life much more to his satisfaction. The assimilation of the new environment came quickly because he makes friends easily and has a buoyant disposition that makes possible a pleasant enthusiasm. Lacrosse is his favorite sport. The game gives him an outlet for surplus energy. This particular form of com- bat seems to give him a deep satis- faction, even though he be the one to emerge from a game with a bumped head. The times are rare when worries are able to displace his keen enjoyment of life. A little velvet, and he is absorbed in such extraneous occupations as are designed for pleasure alone. His philosophy demands the maximum enjoyment that is commensurate with the work that must be done. He is able to attain a sensible balance be- tween the duties and pleasures of life. Albert Kenneth Romberg " Ken " " Rortimif " Red Oak, Iowa KEN began looking around for new worlds to conquer when the Red Oak Junior College ceased to teach him anything new. Why he chose the Academy we do not know; but we are glad, for in him we have found a true friend and a helpful roommate. He is one of those lucky individuals who have been blessed with brains and the ability to use them. The last month of the term always found him with plenty of velvet; but studying was easy, so he did not secure. Youngster Year found him with great aspiration to be a coxswain; but when the coach had difficulty in distinguishing him from the crew, it was too much. Most of his spare time has been putting into practice what Aviation Summer taught him. Drag- ging plays an important role in his little play, and he has been questioned several times as to what kind of a charm he wears. We know he will have no trouble in reaching the top, for everyone he meets will be his friend and his sparkling personality will always predominate. Football 4 Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 Page cjS Plebe Small-bore Rifle r.31t Reception Committee Radio Club Stars 2 Two Stripes George Boles McManus " Mac " " Mahonus " Greenwich, Connecticut STEPPING out fresh from Green- wich, where ducks are taught to waddle, Mac arrived on the scene, just in time to give " left by squads " to a section of six men whose relative course was to be 90 degrees right. But we must all learn sometime and Mac was a willing hand. With a play- ful interest in his work, he was soon in a position to tell his classmates what was what, and he was riding easily along in his academics. His personality needs little to be expounded. Gifted with an enviable disposition and a carefree attitude that permeated everything he did, he could always be found at the head of any mischief. " MaHonus " was a charter member of the " hounds " and found his sport in a succession of " bugs " , which, in no particular sequence, irritated him erratically. He accepted his rates as they came, often whether they came or not; and could have been found diligently enjoying a radio program from loose connections along about any exam week Youngster Year, sometimes before or after taps. George Roben Stone " Chubby " Grand Rapids, Michigan IN following the example of his grandfather, Chub came to the Academy as one " to the manner born. " The carefree days spent in prepara- tion at Ferris Institute proved their worth by the ease with which Chubby stayed around the first section. His aptitude for clear and ready reasoning helped to clear the way for more than one struggling friend. No one ever found this big boy from Grand Rapids anything but good natured. Although seemingly irresponsible those who really know him appreciate the depth of char- acter that lies beneath his carefree air. Chub ' s unfailing loyalty, his full generosity, and true friendship will cause him to be well remembered for many days by those who are proud to know him as a friend. His keen ability and ready adaptibility should assure the success in the Service, that is the sincere wish of his many friends at the Naval Acad- emy. Boxing 4 Gymkhana 4 Radio Club 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Plehe Crew Radio Club 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Page 99 Norman Mickey Miller " Bus " Winston-Salem, North Carolina BUS managed to leave the good roads of North Carolina and make his way to the United States Naval Academy. This came after he had roamed the country in an old car, and had then discovered that Uncle Sam had ships that roamed all over the world. Bus left the Winston-Salem High School with honors, and since then the Academics and he have been the best of friends, and his path has been without even a bush. He adopts himself readily to cir- cumstances and always sees the humorous side. He ' s a man, and one who causes our liking to increase with time. He has a weakness for sleep which fails to abate even after continued treatment. The end of the cruise he never sees, but at football end he is right there; and he ' s a mean man to handle at the most. Mic likes music, entertainments, sports, the fair sex, and also the Navy. Bus is somebody you are glad to be with — a deep character you ' ll remem- ber ' til you forget you were ever Plebes. Walter Jones Stewart " Easy " " Stew " Washington, District of Columbia EASY refuses to heed the worries and tribulations of this world. A full paunch, a book, a skag, and a bed today, and he cares naught for tomorrow. After a varied life of invaluable experience, Easy entered the Academy and he had little trouble in remaining. Mathematics and Engineering do not phase him, but English and Spanish have inconvenienced him with study- ing several times. Plebe Year, Easy pulled himself to the position of alternate on the first crew. Although not participat- ing actively, he is interested in all sports, with baseball as a strong favorite. While in his presence, one feels a sense of easy-going staunchness that is not daunted by trifles. To know Easy is to know that, in fair weather or foul, he will get by and will always be the same old agree- able Easy who is always out of matches, dealing in cigarettes, read- ing short stories, or caulking off. Easy has made many friends that will long remember him. Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Wrestling 3, 2 2 P. O. Crew 4, 3 Page loo Carleton Edgar Mott " Eddie " " Doc " Stamford, Connecticut STAMFORD, Connecticut is the boastful podunk that ejected our Doc one June morning and sent him on his way to that resort on the Severn. Poor old boy was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has been trying to live it down ever since. Still, that was only incidental to the name the boy made by blowing a bugle — a prize Hellcat if there ever was one, and just like the rest, lost volume toward Second Class Year. Doc found himself busy every day in the week (including Sundays) between wrestling his head off over in the gym and spending plenty of time in town, most generally at the same place. " Ain ' t love Grand? " Doc was never known to be worried or the least disturbed by the general trend of academics, and many a day he could be seen in the class- room on a dreamy May morning, riding his velvet like a bicycle. Doc ' s greatest asset will always be his own inimitable personality. He has a host of friends. Warren Ronald Thompson " Tommy " Waubay, South Dakota TOMMY, as most of his classmates know him, came to us from university life to begin his grind for a higher place in the Fleet. With two years at Minnesota University behind him, the first complexities of Plebe Year which started so many of us worrying in the early days made but a few small obstacles for him. How- ever, Youngster Year was a different tale and the hurdles came higher and oftener causing him no small trouble. Really a conscientious worker, when he makes up his mind to do anything, it is only a matter of time before it is accomplished. Loving many sports, but not special- izing in any, we have seen him working earnestly at basketball, boxing, and tennis, playing all just for the sake of playing them. His other activities consist of playing nicely on the violin and lending a ready ear and helpful advice to friends ' varied troubles. His happy, cheerful personality makes friends for him among all he meets both outside and among mates. Gymkhana 4 oxin£ 4 Orchestra 4, 3, 2 eeeption Committee Expert Rifle " P. O. George Edward Peckham " Peck " " Lightning " Cresco, Iowa Jack Bellamy Stauffer " Jack " " Squirt " " Lover " Denver, Colorado PECK arrived from that great corn- growing, pig-raisin ' state, Iowa, with a grim determination to acquire and excell in the skill and knowledge of maritime men and warriors. In the autumn months George contributes a great deal towards up- holding the honor of his class with the pigskin and bumps. In the winter you will find him up in the wrestling loft bone-crushing to his heart ' s de- light. And in the spring — well, when he has not got his feet cocked up on the window sill listening to the birdies, he is out on the field trying to spear butterflies with a javelin. No one ever heard George say, " There ' s nothing to do. " He is hard working and diligent with an abundance of perserverance. When he goes after something he gives it all he has. And the girls — say this boy has a pen that is second to none. Although he ' d rather argue with you than speak to you, still you will find George a fine fellow, a good classmate, and a real friend. JACK — not a " salt " but all the characteristics of a modern sea- faring man, a carefree, rollicking and lovable disposition and no desire to interfere with the natural course of Life. After an unsuccessful attempt at getting an appointment, he went to the University of Colorado after graduating from Boulder Preparatory School. But the Navy would not do without him, and the summer of ' 27 found him one of the six hundred. With little effort he made his Plebe Soccer numeral. Spare moments found him working on the bar and rings in the gym. He can play a good game of hand-ball, tennis, basketball — and bridge. The academics are the least of his worries, for he is always on the verge of starring. His vocabulary sur- passes that of an English " prof " , and he is able to quote from Chaucer to Shaw. He contributed much to the Log; and his artistic taste and ability to sketch made him the company selec- tion for the Crest and Ring Committee. Class Football 4, 3, 2 " B " Football S mad 1 Class Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, Wrestling Squad 3, 2 Numerals 4 Track Squad 3, 2 Lucky Bag Staff 1 P.O. Page 102 Soccer 4; a31f Gym 4, 3, 2, 1; " 31 ' Crest Committee Ring Committee G. P. O. " NA " Peter George Powell, Jr. " Pete " " Turk " Lexington, Kentucky FROM the heart of the Blue Grass country, the land of the fairest maidens and fastest horses this tall, smiling son of Dixie came to us. Pete was the pride and joy of Lexing- ton High School, but after a short session at the University of Kentucky decided to cast his lot among the spoiled and pampered pets of Uncle Sam. Pete ' s sunny disposition and ready smile immediately won him hosts of friends. Academics never worry him and when the last month rolls around he sits back and bones the " Cosmo " . As a soccer player he ranks among the best and the winter and spring months find him playing company basketball and baseball. As for the fairer sex — Pete likes them all but his heart lies firmly entrenched in the hands of Kentucky ' s fairest. Kentucky! He never tires of telling us the wonders of Kentucky. Pete has ambitions to be a Ling- bergh in more than looks and see the world from the upper regions. And high he will go, to the loftiest peak of the world he sets out to conquer. Donald Taylor Wilber " Don " " Whiskey " Kalamazoo, Michigan DRAWN from the Middle West by the common urge, to defend his country on the sea, Don arrived at the Naval Academy. Although of above the average athletic ability, the call of the more gentle sex and liberty in Annapolis overcame the athletic urge and Don joined the " Radiator Club " to spend his afternoons at bridge or buried in a good book. As an authority on good literature and especially good plays Don has yet to meet his equal. Nor was all of Don ' s Academy work confined to the day time. Somehow, the cool night air seemed to have a call even greater than the call of a warm bed. If someone was needed for a midnight escapade it was unnecessary to look further than Don. Being a good mixer and always ready for a good time, Don has be- come well known at the Naval Acad- emy, and his many friends wish him the success that is due him, whether he remains in the Navy or on the U. S. S. Outside. Class Basketball 4 Class Tennis 4, 1 Class Soccer 4; Numerals 4 Varsity Soccer 3, 2, 1 Navy Numerals 3, 2 aNf 1 Two Stripes Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Class Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Wrestling 4, 3 Lacrosse 4 2 P. O. Page io j Henry Algernon Renken " M " Staunton, Virginia John Lawrence Snow -Car Montgomery, Alabama AL finished high school in the usual four years, and then at- tended Washington and Lee Univer- sity, where he decided to become the world ' s greatest chemist. After a successful freshman year at that institution, he succumbed to the call of the sea, and donned the white works one sunny morning in June, 1927. He possesses all the attributes of a Southern gentleman including an affinity for rest. Hence, the remark- able knack of making the minimum effort yield the maximum results. Study hour always finds him obtaining his " 3.2 ' s " via the Cosmo route, or writing letters by the score. Most of his leisure moments are spent in juggling the festive tea cup, or pondering over his lengthy dragging schedule, trying to decide just who the lucky girl will be at the next hop. His loyalty, patience, and ever readiness to lend a helping hand are only a few of his traits that have endeared him to the hearts of his hosts of friends at the Naval Acad- emv. MONTGOMERY, Alabama, has the honor of being " Cal ' s " home town and scene of early exploits. In 1926 came the desire with an appointment; and that same year he favored Marion Institute with his presence, and endeavored to gather there the wherewithal for entrance to the Naval Academy, as well as an exposure to rigid discipline. He succeeded there as he has here, not only in performing the labors imposed by the academic depart- ments, but also in winning the friend- ship of those whom he meets. A big man, a big heart, genuine loyalty, a carefree disposition, and a genial nature all combine in the formula CAL. When the occasion demands, we see his seriousness and determination. Will he help a friend? The number of times that he has dragged blind leaves no doubt. His ability with mechanisms — from automobiles to slip sticks — is apparent. He can make a ' 14 Ford run, and al- ways has our rules sliding with the required friction. " Beep, Beep! Look out! " Expert Rifleman Orchestra 2 Company Representative, 1931 Two Stripes Page 104 M. P. O. Harold Berton Russell " Rus " " Mac " Lapeer. Michigan AFTER absorbing what knowledge was available in Lapeer, Rus looked about him for more. He decided on the Academy, and came down to learn more about it. He quickly hit his stride after he had gazed around a bit and became settled. He wooed and won the gentle muse of Learning , starring from time to time with almost star grades between times. Spring he spends on the rifle range helping to manage and managing the team; a job without glory, but one that is essential to a successful team. Almost a fiend for bridge, his hobby for rainy afternoons, he has the good luck which comes only with a thorough knowledge of the game. Athletics are to him a means rather than an end. A little company soccer now, some handball then, some swim- ming when he wants it, and so on. Neither a cynic nor an unbounded optimist, Rus has an even tempered philosophy which makes him a good classmate. With a cheerful word when someone is low, and a smile for everyone, he carries on. Norman Ernest Smith " Smitty " RlVERTON, VVYOMING SMITTY first saw the Naval Acad- emy in news reels, and later read up on the subjec t in order to gain a better understanding of the institution. The promise of adventure and ex- perience was too great for him to overlook, and he convinced himself that it would be very much to his liking. After preparation at Hall ' s Preparatory school in Columbia, Mis- souri, he came to the Navy, and has found a fascinating life ever since. He is not a prominent athlete, but he struggles now and then with wrest- ling as a constructive pastime. Read- ing is his hobby, and not many good articles escape his cognizance in any magazine that he can find. Machinery and mechanisms absorb much of his interest and time, for he has a faculty for figuring out how things work. As a pronounced optimist, he always wears a smile that reflects his abund- ance of good nature and subtle humor. A jocular spirit and cheerful person- ality have made him numerous friends. Pleasant argument combined with levity is one of the admirable qualities that makes his friendship worth while. • Rifle Manager 4, 3, 2, 1 Claas Soccer 4, 3 Star 2 Two Stripes Wrestling 4, 2 2 P. O. Page 105 Jerry Curtis South " Jerry " Washington, D. C. JERRY came to us from Central High School, Washington, D. C. Outstanding in athletics, he saw in the Academy an outlet for his talents. In this he was not disappointed for each season finds him occupying a varsity berth, carrying the old Navy Fight to the limit. Lacrosse, basket- ball, and soccer are his favorites, but his off hours generally find him engaged in a quiet game of bridge. The Academic Department has never given Jerry any serious trouble. Although not exac tly when we term a " savoir " , he always ends each month well over the academic require- ments — and this, seemingly, with a minimum of effort for he is ever ready to give his helpful counsel to his classmates. In fact, Jerry ' s " round table discussions " have almost be- come an academy tradition. Pleasant, forceful, always careful not to tread on the feeling of others, are the outstanding traits of his personality which have made him one of the most popular members of this year ' s class. Andrew Lee Young " Andy " " Gillis " Washington, D. C. HEY, HARRY! " is often heard to ring through the corridors of the First Battalion. It has been an everlasting question just who was the originator of this popular name. It was none other than our own " Andy " Young who originated this popular nickname. Little did we real- ize that Andy would be so self spoken, as he is always quiet and unassuming. Harry passes the time of academic year between the horizontal exercise and " Mags " , as he terms the popular manuscripts. Notwithstanding, Andy stands well up in the class and has attained the appropriate title of " savoir " . Andy possesses a keen and alert mind, which, combined with his quiet manner, has made him one of the most popular boys in the class. He is a true friend, ever ready to lend a helping hand. Although not an active member of the athletic teams, Young has done his share by giving his best for the com- pany sports and being a critical ob- server and true supporter of the teams. Boxing Class Football Plebe Lacrosse, Numeral Plebe Soccer, Numeral Varsity Soccer, " N " Varsity Lacrosse, Captain 1 " N " Varsity Basketball, " NA " 2 P O Page 106 Track 4, 3 Pep Committee 2, 1 1 P. O. Charles S. Vaughn " Olif " " Pilo " " Party " Lawrenceburg, Kentucky AFTER a varied and colorful youth spent fox hunting, riding, and in numerous other favorite south- ern sports, our Charlie grew Navy- minded. How he managed to tear himself away from those fast horses and beautiful women is more than a mystery to us. Undaunted by tales of unknown danger, Olif arrived in Crabtown one July morning and cast anchor at the Main Office without even saluting a Jimmy Legs. With an air of self-assurance that never lessened, Olif plunged into the mad whirl of drills, formations, uniforms and regulations. Naturally savvy, Olif never took academics very se- riously. In spite of the fact that he liked his sleep, bridge, and novels, he bettered his class standing each year. Happy-go-Lucky all the time, tak- ing and making the most out of life, Charlie blissfully sailed through his four years here, making friends and admirers of us all and will continue to do so either as a shipmate or in the U. S. S. Outside. Evan White Yancey " Deacon " " Ever Ready " Owenton, Kentucky HERE he is — look him over closely — a marvelous specimen that will bear critical observation. You guessed it — Kentucky was the loser and Crabtown received a gentleman from the South. It must have been an inherited love for the water that lured Deacon away from the Blue Grass. After two years in college, he decided that a wider domain was needed to conquer. " Everready " wasn ' t long in adapt- ing that smooth southern drawl to a salty Navy line. From Portland to Guantanamo, he scattered bits of sunshine and sorrow. Equally well he was received in Paris and Kiel. In spite of the fact that he juggles his words, he always managed to put the idea across, whether in Germany, France, Norway, or Scotland. There is a funny thing about this man; his eyesight has always been a marvel. There is no eye chart that he cannot read at any distance. It ' s a wonder that he hasn ' t lost the sight of an eye with his tinkering with alarm clocks, watches or figuring out a bet. Plebe Crew Plebe Wrestling Numerals 2 P. O. Page 107 ■ Augustus Howard Alston, Jr. " Caesar " Aucusta, Georgia IT WAS only by chance that Caesar became connected with the cir- culation department of the Log, but it was fortunate for all concerned. His motto has always been " If you want a thing done right, do it your- self. " So, many study periods have found him soliciting subscriptions or collecting payments. Academics suf- fered; but along about the last month of the term, he ' d always be found to have made it. It has been due to his willingness to sacrifice class standing that the circulation department of the Log has been run in such a businesslike manner. This has led directly to his election as manager of the same branch in the Lucky Bag. Shortly before finishing high school he became a wanderer, and now he will probably be one the rest of his days. Caesar ' s real hobby outside of eating and sleeping is pistol shoot- ing, and his proficiency with an officer ' s weapon is to be envied. Above all, he is a good " wife " and that is ' " nough said. " Gustavus William Bucholz, Jr. " Bill " " Buck " " Whity " Asheville, North Carolina FROM the land of the sky, down from the mountains came this light haired youth seeking adventure. After prepping in the Capitol City he decided to embark upon a naval career. Plebe Summer found him behind an oar and on the cinder path, and he soon learned to cherish the old navy spirit. Youngster Cruise, and Bill proved his seaworthiness. Between his love for books and his weakness for music, Bill has no time for dragging. Even though he had time, however, his heart would still be true to " the girl on the locker door " ; and he could never do justice to the old Navy line without another. Bill is indeed a true friend — quiet, upright and unassuming. We know that when we are sailing the deep blue seas and our thoughts are re- flected back to the days spent at the Academy, Bill will be in our happy thoughts. A true " Tar-Heel " with a smile for all hands, and a born gentleman. Log Staff 4, 3, 2 Circulation Manager, Log Two Stripes Page ioS Philip Hamilton Ashworth " Phil " -Ash " Wenham, Massachusetts PHIL is a rather modest and retiring lad who expounds the theory that no better training for the ministry exists than the Naval Academy course. Why, it is hard to say; but that is his story and he stands by it. Prior to his entry into the Academy he attended school in his home town, spent a year ranching in Bishop Valley, California, and then for a vear went to Swaverly School in preparation for his entrance here. He has done well as a midshipman; for though he is not a brilliant scholar, he manages to dig out his work and has never been behind. He is an excellent swimmer and a valuable asset to the team. Any day in the year finds him in the pool trying to knock another fifth of a second off his time in the fifty or the hundred. It is hard to put a finger right on every one of his good qualities, but we have only to look at his many friends for proof that they are manv! Alexander Craig Veasey " Alex " " A.C. " Atlantic City, New Jersey BORN in the Quaker city of Phil- adelphia and moulded in the school known as Penn Charter was this stalwart, good looking son of the sea. A year in the outer world and he was striving against the exam- ining boards of West Point and Anna- polis. The Navy won out, and now he treads the decks of Bancroft Hall. Alex, immediately laid hold of Tecumseh ' s scalp lock with a death grip. He holds on with that tenacious firmness the academic departments see fit to reward with a star annually. In fact, his idea of an un-sat is someone who makes under a 3.0. At times he has athletic inclinations and repre- sents himself in the sport of soccer with no small credit. He rounds out a broad education by frequent contact with the fair sex and is not adverse to dragging to every hop. He is one who is now a son of the sea and one who intends to become father of the sea in years to come. A good roommate, officer and gentleman. Swimming s31t 4; NA 3; " N " 2 Batt. C. P. O. Class Lacrosse 4, 3 Soccer r31f 4, 3; rNAf Nf 1 Star 4, 3, 2, 1 Four Stripes Page IOQ M ' M Raymond Henry Bass " Benny " " Ray " Thornton, Arkansas ISTER Speaker, Mister Speak- er! " Benny came all the way from Arkansas to join the Navy, but in spite of his inland home, he soon grew accustomed to the ways of the service, and it seems to agree with him very well. But as far as that goes, almost any place would agree with him, because he has a never- ending supply of cheerfulness and good nature; also a beautiful tenor voice (employed chiefly in the shower) which would no doubt be appreciated by the Metropolitan, but which seems to fall upon unsympathetic ears in Bancroft Hall. When Benny isn ' t working out with the bone-crushers in the wrestling loft or hoisting himself up the twenty foot rope with the rest of the gym- nasts, he spends a large part of his time upholding the honor of dear old Arkansas, the land of pretty girls and big red apples. But this really isn ' t necessary, for if the rest of the boys from the razor-back hog country are like Bay, we would like to have more of them with us. Edward Livingston Robertson, Jr. " Robbie " " IVhitey " " Lindy " Syracuse, New York CORNELL narrowly missed getting " Whitey " when he finished prep- ping at Andover. But way down in his big heart was the desire to be an admiral; so he chose the Seven Seas instead of Cayuga ' s waters. When the Navy was new to him, he wondered what made the Argo and what happened to old sailors; but he soon found out these things and a lot more. He naturally fell in with things " nautical " until now he is one of Neptune ' s favorite sons. " Whitey " man ' s a tennis racket par excellence. Fall and Spring always find him out on the courts. He plays a good game because he likes it. It is his hobby. Academics were never a source of worry, for he invariably got his 3.2 without much effort. This leads us to wonder just how much he could do in an emergency. And now, if you want a good story out of him, get him to tell you about the " jam " he got into on Youngster Cruise. We would all like to be ship- mates with Robbie. Class Soccer 4; " 1931 ' Wrestling 3; w31t 3 Class Boxing 4, 3 Gym 2, 1; gNt 2 Pep Committee Page 1 10 Lucky Bag Tennis 4, 3, 2, 1 tNt 3, 2, 1 Numerals 4 Captain 1 Reception Committee 3, 2. 1 Gvmkhana 4 M. P. O. Louis Joseph Bellis " Luke " " Lou " Forest Hills, Long Island WHEN Luke was a little tot running around Brooklyn, Mis- tress Fate pointed her finger at him and here he is. After prepping at St. John ' s of Brooklyn and Garey of Baltimore, Luke felt he was ready, so he jumped into the harness with vim, vigor, and vitality. Also our Luke is a versatiLe soccerite and track man. You should see him thumping around the little old " board walk " during the winter months. But just for an afternoon ' s sport he says nothing can beat a good game of hand-ball. What is his hobby? There you have it — Wall Street! " Gimme that stock report — Oh! woe is me — amal- gamated thumb tacks dropped seven- eights of a point. " We always find him cheerful — sel- dom does he " crab, " but when he does! He likes his jokes, giving and receiv- ing alike. Taking all in all — the whole class will remember him as a dandy friend and class-mate. " Here ' s luck to you, old chap; may your whole life be as pleasant as has the last four vears. " Carl Albert Day " Rainy " " Sunny " Salina, Kansas KANSAS is a long way from the Chesapeake Bay, but in the summer of ' 27 Rainy left the plains of Kansas and the Halls of Kansas Wesleyan University behind in order to embark on the profession of a naval officer. By showing a good knowledge of the proper combination of business and pleasure he has made the days of work and study pass by speedily. Now those days only recall pleasant memories to all of us. Various obstacles were placed before him, yet he overcame all of them. He had the ability to take misfortune cheerfully. Thus his true character unfolds itself to us — working, smiling, dragging, teaching plebes, swinging lacrosse sticks, playing fair, and al- ways ready to aid someone in need. Here we have a true gentleman with many friends. Life for him here at the Academy was just a pleasant voyage with only cares for liberty, femmes, and sometimes, academics. He is a carefree, generous, true classmate, and a friend whom we shall always remember. Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1 a.31f 4, 3, 2; aNf 1 Track 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 4,3,2 2 P. O. Cross Country 4, 3, 2 Plebe Numerals c31c Lacrosse 4, 2 a Plebe Numeral ' 31 Class Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page III Sherman Wilcox Betts " Sherry " Baldwin, Long Island, New York WAY back in 1927 Sherry decided that Long Island wasn ' t big enough for a man of his calibre, and having heard of a sailoring school on the Severn, he decided to sacrifice a brilliant career in civilian life in order that his country might gain the ser- vices of a fine officer. His tendency to exhibit pronounced individualistic traits, and his habit of speaking his mind freely at times when it would have been better to contract a temporary case of lockjaw, caused him to pass a rather turbulent Plebe year. Once a Youngster, however, his insurgent characteristics became less marked. Even a long sojourn in the hospital can ' t convince this lad that the academics aren ' t fruit. He can spend the evening writing letters and then get a 3.5 on a first-hour recitation. Nothing to it. While he hasn ' t been a constant dragger, he has, with one notable exception, shown rare good judgment in his choice. Sherry claims he has neither hobby nor pastime; his ambition is to make a residence of John Paul Jones ' crypt. George Bernard Madden " Chinee " " Shaw " Oakland, California NOT content with waiting until he had regularly completed a high school curriculum to enter our " be-chiefed " gate, George early severed relations with his alma mater and hied him hence. During Plebedom George showed great promise as a fencer — he can still twirl a nasty foil. However, other interests in Mahan Hall proved more intriguing and he soon became an efficient, toiling slave of the Juice Gang. Visions of trips to New York City and of an fNt could not com- pare with the luxuries to be gained as a Juice Gang member. Since becoming a " pampered pet " George has acquired several valuable assets, and not the least of these is a proficiency on the waxed floor. This art was taught him at the noble sacrifice of his classmates most busy hours. While hardly a " red mike " yet far from a " snake " , George is now finding considerable pleasure within the gun covered walls of Dahlgren Hall. " Who ' s for a winter cruise? " Boxing 1 Football 4; " B " Squad, Numerals 3, 2; " NA " 1 Baseball, Numeral 4; " NA " 3, 2; " N " 1 Ring Committee 3, 2, 1 Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Sub-commander 1 Hop Committee 1 Luckv Bag Staff 2, 1 Glee Club 2, 1 Star 4, 2, 1 2 Stripes Gymkhana 4 Class Fencing 4 Class Crew 4 Juice Gang 4, 3, 2, 1 Chief Electrician 1 2 P. O. Page 112 3JJ Joseph Dean Black " Dean " " Red " " Rouge Noir " " Rye " Macomb, Illinois BLUE eyes, freckles, brown hair that strives to be red, a likeable grin and that characteristic shrug of his shoulders, this is " Rouge Noir " . In entering the Naval Academy Dean brought with him all the enthusiasm and ideals of youth. Some have been discarded; some have been changed; and on entering manhood new ideals have been added. Dean is one of the best of friends, with a rare attribute of easy compan- ionship that charms all who know him. Under that quiet, unassuming exterior, you can feel the reserve power that reveals a will to win. Neither a Red Mike nor a Snake — He would have you believe the former, but his staunch position in the " Rescue Squad " leads us to believe that it is just a defensive pose. While not a star man, academics have not troubled Dean, nor the reverse. As he is athletically inclined, Crew has overshadowed " College Humor " . Early Fall and Spring have found him out for the 150-pound crew. His self-possession and friendly smile will make his cruises happy ones. Frank Rowell Putnam " Bob " " Put " Red Wing, Minnesota POISE is Bob ' s most noticeable characteristic. Our first impres- sion of a small, light-haired fellow with a typical square-shouldered walk and a likeable twinkle in his blue eyes has turned into a lasting impres- sion of an optimistic, leisurely, sincere, and interesting man. During the Academic Year we found the same youth on Sunday morning in the front row of the choir who charmed the drags from the stage at the Glee Club the evening before. Other out- lets for excess energy were class and company sports, with a very promising start at track Plebe Summer only to be interrupted by an injury. It might be mentioned here that his hobby is that of reading really good books. And his dislikes are these — Monday mornings, interruptions to reading, shows, and any intimation of being hurried. When you become Bob ' s shipmate you will find in him the same loyal, dependable qualities that have made him a real classmate and friend. Last, he ' s a true seaman — he growls when it won ' t bother anybody. Lightweight Crew 4, 3, Crew " ' 31 " 3, 2 Class Water Polo 2 Rescue Squad M. P. O. Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 3, 2, 1 Plebe Track Masqueraders 1 Rescue Squad 1 P. O. Page IIJ Edward Martin Blessman " Eddie ' ' ' " Champ " " Ed " Appleton, Wisconsin GATHER round folks, and I ' ll tell you what I can of Appleton, the Civic Center of the Middle West, beautiful little city located on the banks of the Fox, population twenty- five thousand, street car service, incandescent lights at every corner — Say did I ever tell you fellows about the time it snowed back home for twenty straight days? — Excuse me, boys, here comes the " Roomie " . Well, I see you ' re on the tree, Pal! Anything you want me to explain? Gosh, it surely hurts to be savvy. " History has it that this young lad, Ping-Pong champion of the Badger State, after serving an illustrious apprenticeship at Appleton High and Lawrence College, did sever home ties and fare forth to answer the call of the sea. Chief eater at the Cross Country table and 2.497 in Youngster Math are the things for which we know him best. Certainly there is no one who does not feel that we lost a real friend and shipmate when Ed decided to retire to the Gyrenes but no doubt he will have the situation well in hand. William Jefferson Giles, Jr. " Willie " " Bill " " Emma " " Eagleboat " At Large EIGHTEENTH of June 1927, and Willie, product of Severn School and man-about-town (Annapolis) trip- ped gayly through Gate Number Three and added his name to the roster of the Naval Academy. This done, the lad shifted into white works and reported to the Music Room for the first rehearsal of the well known Drum and Bugle Corps. To the success of that organization he has untiringly bent his efforts and today his name still stands as one of those who served. (He usually served on Wednesdays and Saturdays too!) Perhaps a bit conceited when he came to us, Bill soon fell in the trend of the spirit of one for all and all for one, and now we know him for a true friend. Never worried by academics he has spent the major part of his time in the pursuit of " wine, women and song " — not to mention intramural poker wherein he knows no equal. He says " They laughed at me when I sat down to play — someone had removed the stool. " You cannot keep the boy down; when he finds himself in hot water, he simply takes a bath. Cross Country 4,2, I ; cNc 1 Class Football 3 Track 4, 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Page 114 Masqueraders 4 Bugle Corps 4, 3, 2 Gymkhana 4 2 P. O. f Charles Thomas Booth " Tom " Lynn, Massachusetts Theodore Adolph Torgerson " Ted " " Torgy " Oklee, Minnesota WHILE we among the wooden do mightily woo the coveted 2.5, Tommy blithely wends his way hither and yon, pausing occasionally to lighten the burden of a classmate ' s academic distress or to drop a word of cheer to one forgotten by the mail- man in his daily round. The bright- ness of his eye is but an intimation of the alert mind harbored within. Throughout the years we have known him, certain of his traits have left indelible impressions. His sunny disposition has turned many gloomy moments into happy ones, and his unselfish comradeship is the founda- tion of a firm circle of close friends. With Tom life in the Navy is not a temporary whim or desire for glamour. Since early days at Classical High he has had an ambition to tread the bridge of a great battleship, master of all he surveyed. In latter days this aim has been slightly altered. Now we plan to see him as a pilot in the " Nation ' s airy navies, grappling in the central blue. " Whatever his lot, Tom may be depended upon to carry through his end of the game. SOMEWHERE, believe it or not, in the wilderness of the Gopher State is the thriving village of Oklee. Here our Ted was born and bred. For years he lived in oblivion, until finally he became a school teacher. After two years of attempting to subdue the little Swedes and Norskies, he retired. to the comparative peace of the Academy. So now this tall and occasionally silent man is one of us. He has won his way into our midst by his desire to be a friend and his cheery will to work. Ted is a plugger in three sports, and by such, has shown his athletic prowess. He is one of those happy individuals who is endowed with a splendid sense of humor, and life ' s little tragedies come only to find him on top — smiling. Take such a quality — that smile itself would win him many friends. Join it with an open, generous spirit, a frankness of expression, and a faculty for sympathetic attention, and you have a picture — although inadequate — of Ted, a true friend. He will be missed by many of us in the vears to come. Class Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 Class Numerals 2 Swimming Squad 1 Star 4, 2, 1 G. P. O. ootball 4, 3, 2, 1 •31 " 4; " NA " 3; " N " 1 Boxin K 4,2;b31t4; " NA " 2 Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 ■ ' 3l " 4; " N.V3,2; ,, N " 1 N. AC. A. 2, Is President 1 Glee Club 4. 3 Three Stripes Page 115 William Baumert Braun " Bill " " Tuffy " Newark, New Jersey THROUGH his own desires and hard work, Bill overcame all the difficulties of entrance to the Academy and finally landed here. Since then he has hit the ball and kept things going so well that he finds time to sit down and take a much needed smoke. Bill is a good business man, and to make it more valuable he backs it up with an acute eye and a clear mind. At the same time he maintains a straight forward manner which has won him his nickname. Beneath this mannerism, we find him kind, and considerate. His smile is not continuous, but when it does spread over his hand- some features, it has a charming quality that most smiles lack. " Tuffy " carries a sturdy rugged build which enables him to do all that is required of him. For exercise he resorts to that sport of sports, water-polo, and there has won for himself, a niche in the hall of fame. William John Morrow " Bill " " Joe " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania SEVERAL years ago this disciple of Benjamin Franklin completed his course at West Philadelphia High and then went to the U. of Penn- sylvania. Here, he learned to like lacrosse and discovered his liking for Navy. Bill is a quiet sort of chap. He is serious with his work, apt in most everything, able at lacrosse, and ready to go on leave. It takes considerable excitement to arouse him beyond normal. He is always careful and deliberate and settles the matter at his leisure. He has many friends, all of whom deeply value his friendship. Kind and generous, he is always ready to grant a favor as a helping hand. Behind the unaffected whimsicality of Bill ' s normal mien, there lies an indomitable strength of purpose. He attacks any problem which confronts him with unsupressible zeal and energy. When he sets himself a goal, there is no wavering until " achievement is consummate. " Water Polo 3, 2. 1 wNAp 1 P. O. Page 116 Lacrosse 4, 3, 2 " 31 " 4, 3; " NA " 2 Basketball Manager 4 1 P. O. Charles Ballance Brooks, Jr. " Charlie ' " " Joe " Memphis, Tennessee IN 1921 something told this likable rebel that he was going to choose the Navy for a career, and it seems this ambition has been realized. hen he came, he brought with him a touch of the South, combined with a jovial and popular personality which has stood him in good stead indeed. A year of prep school gave Charlie sufficient foundation to successfully weather the academics and have enough velvet to make leave a reality. During Youngster Year his popularity was proved by his being on the hop committee. In the line of sports, he is a swimmer of no mean ability. After a couple of leaves in his native Southland, Charlie has become more serious-minded than previously, and has improved as a correspondent; and we take it, he too, like other great men has fallen. As a classmate, he has been loyal, generous and friendly. As a shipmate, we know he cannot be beat! " Only eight pages in the Steam Book. Well, I guess I ' ll turn in. " Lester Orin Wood " Les " " Slick " Mabton, Washington THIS amiable happy carefree son of the West came to us in June of 1927 adventurously inclined. How- ever, he had two definite objectives in view, one, to some day become an admiral, and the other to go to China. Plebe Year Slick was over-quiet and reserved but when Youngster Year rolled around he burst out and amused us by the hour with long witty stories of this, that, and the other thing. " Slick " has a lovable character, is never disappointing, and makes a splendid " wife " . What more could one want than these traits in a friend and classmate? He finds fun where no one else seems able to — that is to say, in Crabtown. After spending several Christmas leaves in the vicinity he has learned to know the town and ever since has always had " big leaves " . " Slick " is every inch a sailor and was in his element at the Academy. We should not stop there, for we all know that out in the Service he will be popular with both officers and men. Varsity Swimming 3, 2, " NA " 2 Class Crest Committee Hop Committee 3, 2, 1 Pep Committee 2, 1 Ring Dance Committee Farewell Ball Com. 3, 2 2 P. O. 2 P. O. Page 117 Henry Earl Brossy " Hank " Brooklyn, New York George Garvie Molumphy " Pilsudski " Berlin, Connecticut WITH a flair for exactness and precision — cultivated by a few years at Brooklyn Tech — Hank came to Annapolis, where he found no special difficulties. While the rest of us were struggling with our ups and downs, Hank kept on as usual, and his steadying influence will not soon be forgotten. Who hasn ' t along towards the end of the term, or just before Christmas leave, wished he could transfer a few points of velvet from one subject to another? Brossy partly solved the problem by overworking his steam kit. Not being content with usually accepted limitations of that puzzle box, he made a name for himself by formulating and putting into practice some mighty and unique usages. By the end of Youngster Year Hank has made a good start towards a record in hop-attendance, but he dropped far behind during second- class summer. The cause of his abrupt change was unknown for a time, as he gave no convincing reason. We soon found the cause — he had discovered that the creeks would float a canoe. AS if one Plebe year were not enough, after finishing one at Staunton, Garvie decided to come here. None of us can object to his choice, for he has proved himself the best of comrades. He is always happy, with a cheerful grin and a remark for everyone. Although ath- letics have never claimed him, he has done more than his share by serving to keep the Hall happy and amused. He started out his career as a " Red Mike " only to change in the middle of Second Class year for no reason on earth except to prove that such a change was possible. His delight is in being different, and he has more than achieved his goal. If there is a different way to do anything, Molum- phy will find it and that way will invariably be the happiest way. Throughtout the four years here he has become known as one of the best and most cheerful of our class- mates, one who, when the occasion requires, may be relied upon to be ever ready with sincere and earnest fellowship — a man whom we will long remember. Track 4 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Boxing 4, 3, 2, 1 Boxing Manager 1 2 P. O. Page IlS r f Elliot Mitchell Brown " Brownie " " Emma " " Major " Salt Lake City, Utah Ray Cannon Needham " Ray " " Bud " Salt Lake City, Utah HAYING lived by the great inland sea all his life it was not a great change when " Brownie " moved to the Chesapeake. After working in a bank for a year, he stepped on an East-bound train, and here he is. This was a new experience for him, as he had never left the " dear old Rockies. " By the time he had reached Washington his ideas of the outer world had increased about an hundred-fold. At the end of Plebe Year we found Brownie to be a man of the world and not the least bit bashful. It has been said that he had never dragged till then, but oh how he has changed. Brownie is a real pal, and a peach of a roommate. Academics are the least of his worries, and you will find him in all the upper sections. " Say, Bud, we have an exam in something tomorrow, don ' t we? Well, any- how, it ' s nine on the clock; so let ' s turn in. " BUD was well on his way to an engineering career when he fell for the lure of the good old sea salt, and came here to be a sailor. The thought that he had to endure another year of being the goat did not deter him in the least. The first year kept him undecided between home and the Navy, but he soon joined in with the true Spirit of the Navy; and now we see him headed straight for that mass of gold and the swabs on the shoulder. Academics gave him some thought but never caused him to worry much. His drawing ability the first year was a great asset and the envy of many. Always he gave freely of any knowl- edge he had that might benefit anyone, and as a result he has many a friend who remembers the little tips and bits of dope that helped during that first year. If you have been in his room, you doubtless have heard that oft repeated phrase ' Have you seen my new picture? ' Lacrosse 4, Small ' Glee Club 3 M. P. O. 31 " Star 4, 2, 1 Class Supper Committee 1 Reception Committee3, 2, 1 Soccer 4, Small " ' 31 " Two Stripes Page IIQ Robert Samuel Brown " Freckles " " Pappy " " Brownie " Caruthersville, Missouri Edward Forrest Railsback " Eddie " Kansas City, Kansas FRECKLES, having the true spirit of his state decided to come to the Academy " to be shown " the ways of the Navy after two years at Missis- sippi A. and M. The " Steam " Department continually showed him more than he wanted and often had him worried, but he always managed to rally soon enough to keep them from relieving him of his leave problems. No wonder he heaved his steam kit " over the side " upon graduating. Freckles spent his spare time work- ing out in a variety of sports and was always ready for a game on the mat, in the pool, or on the field. He was a familiar figure in class football, and in the gym he was quite at home on the bars and rope. Quiet, unassuming, and a bit re- ticent, Freckles does not reveal at once his fund of subtle humor and keenness which have so endeared him to those who are fortunate enough to know him. Always cheerful and ready to lend a hand, he is a true friend. " Hey, look here, what makes this gadget work? " AFTER spending a year at Junior College (Kansas — not Missouri) Eddie decided to try a bigger field of endeavor; so he entered the Academy with the rest of us. The terrors of the academic de- partments never caused Ed much concern, and although he never quite attained the elusive 3.4, he was seldom far below this much sought alter average. Those who have needed a mark have always found Eddie ready and willing to aid, either for the next day ' s lesson or for a re-exam. Ed spends his idle moments with some variety of musical instrument — sometimes a trumpet, and sometimes a banjo. All things mechanical have a fascination for him, and a broken Yictrola or a slightly disabled Ingersoll must always be repaired before he is satisfied. Evidence of the practical application of these hobbies showed itself in his playing with the N. A. Ten and the orchestra, and in his aptitude for Steam. Ed has shown his true worth as a friend. Class Basketball 3 Class Football 2 2 P. O. Tttrv N. A. Ten Class Lacrosse 4, 2, Class Mine 2 Orchestra 4. 3, 2. 1 Lucky Bag Staff Battalion Adjutant Page 120 Peyton Parks Callaway " Peyt " " Car ' " Pete " Clinton, Missouri FROM the midwest came a young man intent on following the foot- steps of the naval heroes of our land. His main difficulty in this man ' s navy has been in convincing Sick Bay that he really can see that K M N X at twenty feet, and this little game has rather severely handicapped his athletic pursuits, making them a minor part of his career. Peyt is the type who rises to meet every emergency with a characteristic calmness that marks his every action. He is a radio expert. An orator of no mean ability, he often waxes eloquent on his favorite theme, the frailty and duplicity of the female of the species. Quiet, unassuming, thoughtful, and clever, Peyt combines the qualities of an officer and a gentle- man. Though never remarkably studious, he brings down marks that are the envy of the deck. His personal charm has made his friends many and their number constantly increases. He has the ability to make the best of every opportunity and this, along with his personality makes every day a memor y. James Marshall Wood " Mike " Lynchburg, Virginia AFTER making his college debut at Lynchburg, Mike became Nelson-minded and betook himself to Annapolis. This urge of the sea has been more manifest in his voluminous correspondence, however, than in any deep application to academics; and yet, because of his natural savviness, Mike has never had the sublime thrill of pulling sat. He is an ardent supporter of sports, but his activities in other lines have occupied his attention at the expense of athletics, except for a few fast and furious class baseball games. The Glee Club, as well as Bancroft ' s corridors, have been glorified by his song. In many an after-hours bulling session Mike has surprised us by his logic and insight into human nature as well as by his wit and snappy repartee. A pleasing personality and a sunny disposition have won him the friend- ship of all hands and the admiration of certain ones of the gentler sex. With his ability to take things as they come to him, Mike should have many a pleasant cruise ahead of him. Star 2 M. P. O. Gymkhana 4 Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Baseball 4 Lucky Bag Hop Committee Christmas Card Committee Star 4 One Stripe Ring Dance Committee Chm., Farewell Ball Com. Reception Committee 3 Rescue Squad Page 121 Harlan Cyril Cooper " Sarge " " Coop " Clayton, Indiana IN BOTH work and play Coop seems to look for hardships to be endured and then, when he finds them, seems to enjoy them. A great deal of his time has been spent over in the gym, where he daily takes a workout. Occasionally he has been close to the edge, and has applied himself accordingly to his studies as he does normally to his athletics. His perseverance stops just short of stubborness, and this has at least once saved him from becoming a member of the " great outside. " All great men have hobbies. Coop ' s is " motorcycles " . May the gods have pity on any one who may cast a slurring remark about that style of locomotion, for a torrent of arguments will immediately proceed from none other than our little " Coop " . Coop is an all-round good fellow, always smiling, always giving a witty come-back, and what is perhaps most important, he is an optimist. This seems peculiar from what has been said before, but apparently he looks for the hardships just to get a chance to use his optimism! Edwin Bickford Hooper " Hoop ' ' ' " Ed " " Peaches " Wrentham, Massachusetts A MAN is made or unmade by himself, and is literally what he thinks. So reflected are his thoughts, that in his actions we are able to see the true man. By constant contact with a person in his daily routine we see the reactions to sorrow, joy, and all the other moods so common to the individual. Thus, we have sized up Hoop. Ed is one of the intelligentsia, yet that fact has never turned his head and more than one classmate can say that his name has been retained on the class roster because of Ed ' s aid. Enthusiastic in his desire to succeed, Hooper has always kept his nose to the grindstone, and we find him now as he stands ready to go out into the world, wonderfully prepared! All those minor defects so com- mon to us all are offset tremendously by his pleasing personality, cheer- fulness, wit, humor, common sense, ambition, and his keen ideal of sports- manship. A better friend and room- mate cannot be found. " A maximis ad minima. " Boxing 2, 1 ; bNAt 2 Class Boxing 3 Class Basketball 3 Class Football 4 2 P. O. Page 122 Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1 s31t 4; sNAt 3, 2 Crew 4; " ' SI " 4 Class Baseball 3 Star 2 G. P. O. I Warren George Corliss " Beans " Poltney, Vermont John Weber Crumpacker " Red " " Crummy " " Johnnie " Michigan City, Indiana FROM the childhood haunts of Calvin Coolidge and Admiral Dewey came Beans. Undaunted by the greatness of his illustrious predeces- sors he located a handy star and geared his ambitions to the pitch of those who had made Vermont history. His early schooling was obtained at the Poultney Grammar School where his athletic ability placed him on the basketball team and his headwork put him through in much less time than usual. Plebe Year was just one mass of reports. " Corliss, report to the Batt. Office " ; " Corliss, report here, or there. " He had a striking affinity for them it seems. Youngster Cruise and an intensive gym schedule have given Beans a physical perfection far beyond the ordinary. During the Spring his energy is placed in track, where he hurls the discus with great skill. Each year finds him in the circle, tossing for Navy. His great and insatiable relish for the Navy ' s staff of life gave him his sobriquet " Beans " . JOHN WEBER CRUMPACKER arrived a little breathless into this world just about twenty-three years ago. With forty-seven good states to choose from, he picked the Hoosier state. And so, we find him in his youth developing his talents in Mich- igan City. To his friends he is known as Red, Crummy, or Johnnie. To his admirers he is known as the Red Flash or the Red Cyclone. His dad, a judge, had other ideas for him; so we find Johnnie at Anna- polis a year before he entered, prepping at Bobby ' s W 7 ar College. It did not take him long to make a name for himself. Who could do otherwise than like this son of old Indiana with his ready smile, his forty drags, and his cheery " Hello, son " ? As a social success this lad cannot be beat. His sense of humor and broad intelligence make him successful as a roommate, and a friend. He has endeared himself to us all, and we feel that his success in the fleet will be as speedy as his passage down the old cinder path in track season! J Track 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Football 2, 1 " N.V ; " ' 31 " ; " 1931 " 2 P. O. Plebe Football Class Track 4, 3, Track 4, 2, 1 ' " 31 " 4; " NA 2 P. O. 2, 1 Page 12 j ' M ' Leo O. Crane " Leo " " Ichie " Nashville, Tennessee ISTER CRANE, what do girls call you? " " Ichabod, sir, " was the prompt and ready answer, and thus we have the evolution of the present day " Ichie. " Unlike his predecessor in " The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, " " Ichie " has not only surrendered himself to the wiles and smiles of the ladies, but is very successful in his campaigns. " Ichie " is an ardent contender that chasing the elusive " theta " is poor sport. Nevertheless, his mental capabilities have gained him a stand- ing that will make him an admiral long before the majority of his class- mates. To be more outspoken, he is a savoir that takes exams as a matter of course and caulks the first hour, third period, in the face of an Ordnance recitation. In the silence of a study hour, the conquering " cluck " of the genius in him may be heard as he solves those products of the devil ' s mind more commonly known as math probs. Leo is a man of strong character, possessing ideals of the highest type. John Sidney McCain, Jr. " Jack " " Mac " Washington. D. C. TNHERITING a liking for a ' life A on the salty seas and spurred on by a desire to meet old Neptune personally, " Mac " hastily prepped at Schadmann ' s and joined in our struggle for " a life on the ocean wave. " Mac was born with one weakness which he strives in vain to conquer, his liking for the fair sex. After each leave period he resorts to reading the philosophy of the ancients in order to calm his fluttering heart and always emerges after a short period of time with his old equilibruim. A true " sandblower " , " Mac " takes great delight in proving the superiority of brain over brawn, and is seldom bested in a battle of wits. " An officer and a gentleman, " is the title to which he pays absolute allegiance. Sooner could Gibraltar be loosed from its base than could " Mac " be loosed from the principles which he has adopted to govern his actions. Beneath his external shell of fun and good fellowship is a big heart which has easily enveloped his class- mates. Boxing 1 Football, Block " N " Wrestling, " NA " Lacrosse, " NA " 2 P.O. Page 124 1BK Class Boxing 2, 1 Coxswain of Crew 4, 3 Buzzard Francis Duke Crinkley " Duke " " Frank " " Hortense " Raleigh, North Carolina WHEN Duke swings his number elevens up to the edge of the table and gets a reminiscent look in his eyes, we know that we can expect some yarn of his days at the University of North Carolina. " It was my second year at Carolina, " says Duke, " before I learned never to draw to the inside of a straight. " At any rate, he was no sooner in the Academy than he began to mark out his spot in the Hall of Achievement by making tackle on the crack Plebe football team, and bv stroking the championship Plebe crew at Poughkeepsie. He was never bothered by Academics; his easy-going, care-free nature did not urge him to capture honors in the line of scholarship. His hobby lays in fellowship and athletics, his gods. Between seasons, he usually goes out for boxing or basketball, " just for the exercise. " It is rumored that he nearly lost his seat in the varsity the last season when he broke two oars in one day, but the coach decided that he was worth the upkeep. His big ambition is to win the varsity Poughkeepsie. Jack Bercaw Williams " Jack " " Whitey " Easton, Pennsylvania THERE are some of us who aspire to win honor on the field of athletics, some in the realm of high class standing, and some in the extent of activities. Soccer, basketball, and the Reception Committee are some of the evidences to indicate that Jack has held his own in these spheres of activity, but his highest ambition has been to excell in good-fellowship. During his four years here his winsome personality and never-failing good humour have won for him the warm friendship of all those with whom he has come into contact. Even Plebe year could not overcome his irresistible buoyancy. Underneath his " happy-go-lucky " exterior, Jack possesses a sterling heart. No one could be more per- sistent, loyal, and consistent in follow- ing his ideals than he. His all around practical knowledge and rare judg- ment have well qualified him for his position as Toastmaster of the " Ra- diator Club. " In the years to come he will have many pleasant memories upon which to look back when he was a ringleader of the " Pampered Pets. " Football 4, 3, 2 Boxing 3, 1 Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 " N " Cluli Plebe .Soccer, p.31f Class Basketball 4 Varsity Soccer Squad 3, 2, 1 Basketball " B " Squad 3, 2, 1 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Page 12 s John Daniel Crowley " Gus " " Jack " Springfield, Massachusetts AFTER embarking on an engineer- ing career at Rensselaer, Jack finally decided to come to Navy. He had heard tales of the fascinating life led by naval aviators and decided to verify the fact. He has become a Navy man, first, last and always. He admits freely there is nothing like it. He found life fairly easy sailing and always managed to keep clear of the clutches of the academic departments. Being a natural lover of sports, there is no season that does not find Jack out " plugging " at something or act- ually on some Navy team. His hobby in general is athletics, and though it be just the mere tossing of a football, he is there, always, ready to put out the " ergs " . It is needless to say that Jack will always find life interesting no matter where he is; and he will always be liked, for he is a priceless friend to those who know him for what he is and what he does. Donald Newman Wackwitz " Wack " " Don " " Gus " Springfield, Massachusetts WACK came to us from Spring- field, where his ambitions to follow the sea were first kindled. After easily and gracefully sliding by his exams he entered within these portals with the first to report. Early Plebe year Wack discovered the many advantages of being a crew man. Since then he has been all for crew, and every spring he may be found fighting it out with the best of them in the " 50V. Bridge is probably his greatest vice, and whenever a fourth is needed one can rely on Wack. As for those many letters that arrive daily, they are answered during the first convenient study hour, and the remainder of the time is spent in boning the " Cosmo " . You guessed it. He is never endang- ered by " ac ' s " . He puts them down without a struggle. Nonchalant, carefree, easy going, hopelessly forgetful of details; but when it comes to the more important things, really a man to be relied upon. Boxing 4; b31t Wrestling 2. 1; w31t Class Football 4, 3 Class Lacrosse 2, 1; " 1931 ' 2 P. O. Crew Squad 4; ' " 31 " 4 150-pound Crew 3, 2 Page 126 Ralph Francis Cullinan, Jr. " Ralph " Ridgewood, New Jersey RALPH is the sort of fellow that likes to do things. Knowing everybody, very much interested in everything, and always doing some- thing, his four years with us have been very fully spent. An inherent skill with pen and pencil has brought his name before the Regiment repeatedly in Logs, Lucky Bags and Tridents. We of his class feel particularly indebted to him for having guided so successfully the destinies of the Class Crest and the Class Ring, to say nothing of the Christmas Card for First Class Year. Coming from Brooklyn Poly Prep, quite naturally he showed great in- terest in Lacrosse, and Plebe year won a place on the team. Ralph is not often seen at hops. He says he has no time for girls at Annapolis, but from time to time we find him at these affairs, with one of the fairest of the fair. And when he goes home — . He has one of those smiling dis- positions that insures good humor. He makes friends easily and keeps them permanently. A real fellow. Alvin Arthur Jones " Al " -J. A. " Kelso, Washington AFTER attending high school in Missoula, Montana, and Kelso, Washington, during which time he acquired the Washington State champ- ionship in the broad jump and other- wise covered himself with glory, Al began to think of college. And, well, here he is! " In the Spring a young man ' s fancy turns to thoughts of love. " But not so with Al; he turns to track. " Gawd, if I only had long legs I could jump twenty-five feet! " This is his only wail. Despite the shortness of his legs, he is one of Navy ' s best jumpers. True to his friends, silent when he has no praise to give, and out- spoken when he has; just, honest, never looking for trouble yet never side stepping if it comes his way, and as big-hearted as the West from which he comes, he is one whom any man will welcome as a class- mate. We will remember Al long after our class has separated and gone its manv ways. Chairman Ring Com- mittee 3, 2, 1; Chairman Crest Committee 4; Chair- man Christmas Card Com- mittee 1; Vice-Chairman Reception Committee 1; Art Editor Lucky Bag 3, 2, 1; Log 4; Plebe Varsity Lacrosse 4, Navy Numerals 4; Three Stripes. Plebe Track 4 Track 3, 2; Numerals 3, 2 2 P. O. Page 127 Edward James Dillon " Ed " " Eddie " Newburgh, New York WHEN Eddie decided to become a midshipman in Uncle Sam ' s War College he made clear his desire by entering Braden ' s Preparatory School after leaving his high school. Ed hails from the Empire State, and like his famous predecessors has all the qualities of leadership. His ami- able nature and " Dil lonian " smile mark him everywhere he goes. Eddie indulges in all the company athletics, and has helped win several Regimental Championships. He de- lights chiefly in infantry drills — says he likes to hear the band play. In debates and discussions on social, political and moral questions Ed can talk with the best of them. With the fair sex, Eddie is no novice and his specialty is Navy Juniors. (We hope this doesn ' t spoil his average!) Ed has two ambitions in life, to become an aviator or a submarine skipper. In either branch of the ser- vice that he selects we know that he will be a success — so the best of luck to you Ed. " Let ' s get some chow. " Joseph Charles Toth " Joe " " Ozzle " Trenton, New Jersey BANDS played and the flags waved, crowds cheered and maidens sighed when Joe embarked for the Naval Academy to become a " Mid- die. " Early in life, Joe became enamored of a life on the sea. So, after being exposed to all the educa- tion Trenton could give in the form of high schools, Joe prepped at the Marion Institute. Ever see that picture of Joe in the R. 0. T. C. uniform? Everyone likes Joe for his sunny disposition. He is always the same good old Joe. He has a magic power in gaining friends, and what is more important, of keeping them. Out- standing amongst Joe ' s many good qualities is modesty; it embarrasses him to hear about his athletic prowess. Just the same Joe is one of our best backs; and whenever number forty-two goes in, we stand by for action. Joe ' s ambition is to make aviation. Looks as though this Navy is going to be plus one good aviator. " Let ' s go and shovel the mail in from the door! " Class Soccer 4; " 1931 ' Gymkhana 3 Pep Committee 1 Press Club 1 2 P. O. Page 128 Football 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 4; " NA " 3, 2 " N " 1 Plebe Track Pentathlon Medal 2 P. 0. Ernest Bradford Ellsworth " Ernie " Hartford, Connecticut COMING from the shores of Con- necticut this lad had his first taste of the briny deep from the waters of Long Island Sound. Most any free time finds him at the helm of a star boat or a half rater, and his ability in this line was well demon- strated in his winning the Thompson Sailing Trophy Youngster Year. Even at night, when liberty is granted, Ernie prefers the water to the " bright white way " of Annapolis and is seen directing his steps to the canoe sheds. However, a clear moonlight night, a canoe, and a fair young damsel is reason enough for any man to love the water. In the troublesome details of bat- tling the wolves from the " ac " depart- ments, Ernie is one of those favored mortals who pursue the golden middle path. Well above the danger line, and without need of strenuous effort, he prospers. He takes what he chooses from life, and gets the maximum contentment and success. He entered the Academy and after four years is ready for the service. William Alvah Thorn " Bill " " Ted " Loreley, Maryland IN a quiet town situated some forty miles from Crabtown, Bill first heard about the ships that go down to the sea, and he soon decided that he was best suited for a sea-faring life. So, with this motive, to emulate " John Paul, " Ted climbed aboard one of those parlor cars for Annapolis early on the morning of June the thirteenth, and ere the day was done William A. Thorn officially appeared on the register. Bill ' s lot while with merely a continuation career which began Poly, and with surp effort he has been able himself on the athletic as in the class room, favorite sport, and to been awarded letters a a proof of his merit. us has been of a brilliant at Baltimore risingly little to distinguish field as well Track is his date, he has nd medals as A pal and a friend that any man would be proud to have. We wish Bill full speed ahead and good luck in the years to come. Thompson Inter-class Sail- ing Prize, 1929 and 1930 Class Soccer 4, Numeral 4 Class Tennis 4, 3, 2 2 P. O . Track 4, 3, 2, 1 Cross Country 2, 1 Board Track 4, 3, 2, LacroBSe 4 Block " N " Two Stripes Page I2Q Maxim William Firth " Max " " Skipper " Bennington, Vermont THIS well knit youth received his earlier education in the public schools of Vermont and the school of experience, with a year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to finish him off. He came to us at the age of nineteen with his character fully developed and with a clear idea of what he was work- ing for. He is frank, just, and honest, with an active dislike for anything underhanded or shady. One could not ask for a more generous com- panion or unswerving friend. He has no hobby to speak of, but takes an interest in various athletic activi- ties, which, added to a liking for a good story, fill in his spare moments. His communistic ideas, even with his own things, and his readiness to help with a knotty math problem help to make him a good roommate. A happy faculty for keeping about three jumps ahead of the academic departments has saved Max from the necessity of offering sacrifices to Tec- umseh ' s memory. May he always maintain his ideals! Frank Gardner Gould " Frank " Deland, Florida FROM the land of oranges, land booms, and hurricanes came Frank to join us. He had started at Stetson University; then spent a year at Werntz ' s War College before coming here. Perhaps it was guiding a motor boat in and out of the alligator swamps that gave him his first yen to become a salt water sailor. A lover of life, and all its beauties is Frank. He likes to read good books, listen to good music, and know good people. We think he would like to become a philosopher but that would spoil his pleasant disposition. Our idea of a perfect state of contentment is Frank on the windward side of a half rater reading a good story. He is generous, kind, good-natured, and over all a gentleman. A wonderful man to associate with and a better one to live with. He keeps his watch running accurately and is always on time. His consistency will send him forward with a few extra knots. He is a classmate, a friend, and a man! Class Basketball 4 Crew 3 Class Lacrosse 4, 2 " 1931 2 P. O. Page jo Robert Atwood Fitch " Bob " " Tuffy " Omaha, Nebraska BOB received his first taste of military training in a high school cadet corps. There followed a brief vacation, academically speaking, at a western college. Then, a hundred eighty degrees out of phase with Horace Greeley ' s counsel, he turned toward the East. Previous experience earned him the position of " Adj " plebe summer. Fortunately, Bob has always been able to more than hold his own in the eternal joust with the " ac " depart- ments. While not disturbingly pre- cocious, a wealth of common sense and a practical mind have kept him close to starring. Although he has never excelled in any one sport, he has devoted his time and efforts to ath- letics with characteristic persistence and determination. His endeavors have contributed materially to class football, lacrosse, and boxing teams, as well as one hundred fifty pound crew. A member of the June Ball Committee Youngster Year — tells it ' s own story. Drags occasionally, caut- iously, and successfully. " Women are fickle. " Henry George Moeller " Hank " " Tunney " " Thug " " Stump " Omaha, Nebraska TUNNEY hails from the Corn- husker state, and is a true son of the West. He is blond, stocky, and robust. Every bit of his five feet and four inches is man! The first thing that impresses one about Thug is his dogged determina- tion to finish anything he begins. He combines tireless energy with his great pugnacity in such a manner that he never fails to come through. Perhaps his broad outlook on life was gained at the university, we are not sure, but it surely is a unique and an interesting one to think about. At any rate he certainly knows what a leave period is for, and does him- self right proud when the time comes for all hands to go home for a " spell. " An abundance of subtle humor, ambition, confidence, mellowed stub- borness, sincerity and a big smile — that is Tunney. To find another like him one would have to go a mighty long way. We wish him success either in the Navy or on the U. S. S. Out- side. Class Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Boxing Squad 3 Crew, 150-pound 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Pep Committee 2, 1 Farewell Ball Committee 3 Class Boxing 3 Class Footbajl 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Lacrosse 2 Stars 4, 2, 1 Two Stripes Page 131 Francis Joseph Foley " Frank " " Litdefetta " Jamaica, Long Island A PRODUCT of New York. Jamaica High School. " Kid " Foley bestowed himself upon this organization to see if he could make Admiral, as has John Paul Jones and others of whom he had read in his early youth. To begin with, he may be small, but because of a bit of inward dynamite somewhere, he manages to keep swim- ming with his head above water and well up at the front of the line. Acad- emics mean nothing; that is, nothing to worry about for him. And women — well in his own words — " They are nothing but a snare and an illusion — a passing fancy. " But you can see that he is only trying to hide something from us. From an athletic standpoint, his sole interest is a square bounded by four posts and some " ropes. " He ' ll take on any of them and can he take ' em? Weights are immaterial, with three rounds only a starter! Known for his " witty come-backs, " Frank has moulded into our hearts a real and lasting friendship — friends like that are few and far between. Albert Downing Gray " Al " " Rabbit " Gwynedd, Pennsylvania A " WILEY WOLUNTEER " and a good one. Yessir, Al was born and bred in Pennsylvania where he learned the three " R ' s " in a little red school house and mastered the art of playing football at Penn Charter. Thus it happened that the big fella entered the Navy with a mighty fine record and a large field ahead of him. It didn ' t take Al any time to decide he wanted to be an athlete; and possessing all the necessary qualities both physically and mentally, he dug into football and crew. Now he is among the select few who can boast of block " N ' s " in both of these sports. Nuff said! Once in a while someone will con- vince the Rabbit that Midshipmen are supposed to crack a book between work-outs; so he will tear his mind away from the smooth water up the river long enough to roll up some velvet and keep himself well up in the savvy half of his class. Add to all this a smiling, cheerful, amiable personality, and an ever-ready desire to indulge in a little " hoss- play, " and you have — Al. Track 4, Small ■ " 31 " Class Lacrosse " 1931 " Boxing 4, 3, 2, 1; bNAt 1 P. O. Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Block ' " 31 " ; " N " 3, 2, 1 Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 ■ " 31 " Crossed Oar " N " 3,2, 1 Pep Committee 4 f 3 3 Stripes Page I $2 Joseph Ferrall Foley " Joe " Columbus, Georgia THOSE smiling eyes first looked upon the world in the town of Littleton, N. C, but shortly after- wards Joe got underway and changed his base of supplies to Columbus, Georgia. Upon graduating from Col- umbus High School he entered the University of Georgia; and after a year of college, he again got underway, this time Northward, and drew his first suit of white works. Joe is the personification of every- thing one would wish in a roommate. He has a fine sense of humour, is generous to a fault, and can ' t wear my shirts or collars. He has some- thing that is a big help in any occupa- tion — good common sense. Although he is not a polished snake, the women claim a good part of his time. I don ' t believe anyone ever has a bad word to say about him and I think all who know him will agree when I say that he is a true Southern gentleman. One could write para- graphs about his good qualities but, according to the boys from south of the Mason-Dixon line, that definition is a summing up of all good qualities. Bernard Francis McMahon " Mac " Lakewood, Ohio MAC was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, but he early moved to the banks of Lake Erie — to Lakewood, near Cleveland. He made his mark in the local schools and then entered Ohio University, where he delved into the mysteries of chemistry and chemical engineering. A year of this was enough; and Mac, answering the call of adventure, shipped on a lake freighter, where he served for another year before entering the Academy to try his hand at salt water sailing. This he has not found as difficult as the rest of us poor mortals who have never been fresh-water sailors. From the first, Mac showed us that he was destined to succeed. He worked hard and played square, interesting himself, and took an active part in all that was going on, in- cluding athletics, academics, or other activities. He is a friend to all, with a help- ing hand always ready; and, the handsome Irishman that he is, the ladies just can ' t resist him. We wish him success and good luck in whatever he undertakes. Class Football 2, 1 Chis- Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 Star 2 1 P. O. Plebe Track ' " 31 " 150-pound Crew 3, 2, 1 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Advertising Manager, Lucky Bag Class Basketball 4 Class Football 1 2 P. O. Page 133 Edward Lee Foster " Eddie " " Ed " Tuscaloosa, Alabama SHORTLY after leaving dear old Tuscaloosa High, Eddie decided to follow the sea, and so left Alabama for Annapolis. Eddie is the type of man everyone likes to know because of his unfailing good humor and his perpetual grin. Not that he is never serious, for he is when work is in order. On Saturdays Eddie upholds the best traditions of the South by escort- ing some charming and beautiful young lady to the various entertain- ments in the yard, and on Sunday night he extolls her charms to all who will listen. When the air turns too cold for football and outside sports then Eddie turns out for that sport of sports, which causes spectators to hold their breath and wonder how many were drowned. No one knows why the Suicide Club attracted him, and many of those who oppose him wish that it had not. Those who have spent " four years together by the bay " with him ap- preciate Eddie for what he is, and their valuation of his friendship is high. Thomas Carson Phifer ' Tom " Spartanburg, South Carolina A CERTAIN South Carolina city lost a good man when Tom responded to the call of the seas. In June, 1927, he left Spartanburg, famous for its female colleges and sunkist maidens, to try his fortune on the high seas. Since that time Tom has applied himself diligently to the task of be- coming an efficient naval officer. Al- though he does not stand one in his class, he has always been far from anchor. Tom has confined his athletic act- ivities to company sports exclusively and has contributed to many victories in football and lacrosse — that is, before tug-o-war usurped their places on his athletic menu. When it comes to the fair sex, Tom has an indifferent attitude. He drags occasionally and knows them every- where. It seems however that despite his indifference there is one who has entered his life, but we know precious little about her. He has been a good roommate, a good classmate, and above all, a true friend. Water Polo 4, 3, v31p 4, 3, 2 2 P. O. Page 134. Class Basketball 3 Class Lacrosse 2, 1; " lOSl " Reception Committee 2. 1 2 P. O. f William McKee Freshour " Mac " - ' Fresh " Piqua, Ohio STRAIGHT from the heart of old Ohio, more specifically the Miami Valley, Mac came to us in the summer of ' 27. Rosy cheeks and a winning smile soon crumbled all barriers of strangeness, and Mac won a place in our hearts Plebe Summer which each succeeding year has only served to make more secure. Blessed with a superb physique, this boy has taken full advantage of natures endowments by his activities on the athletic field. How well we remember the struggles of Plebe Year, when things looked black, who was it made us see the light? Was he ever down? Perhaps, but never out! A sincere fun-loving chum, Mac has naturally a large following among the fair sex. His most familiar phrase is " Another little girl made happy! " The Naval Service has found in Mac a man possessing a magnetic personal- ity combining all the qualities of real leadership. Coolness under fire? His grit on the football field is merely an indication of wonderful " staying power " in all phases of life! John Fosdick Just " Fritz " " Francois " Altoona, Pennsylvania WITH a little effort Fritz might become a great man. At times he is somewhat wont to allow things to slip by. At other times he gets very energetic over his studies and during these periods accomplishes a great deal. He likes baseball well enough to know all the scores and players in the leagues, but not well enough to get into a suit and play. He swims and plays tennis with good form. How- ever, one of his pet hobbies is to get a book and then let the " rest of the world go by. " He believes himself quite a singer and dogger, but others have informed him it is not so wonder- ful — to no avail. For first rate information about women see Francois. He seldom drags, but he contends that he knows them one and all. According to him, he cannot be stumped on this sub- ject. Fritz is witty and clever and can debate on any subject you wish to bring up whether he has any previous knowledge of it or not. But, still, he is a peach! Football 3, 2. 1 " •31 " ; " NA ' Basketball 4, 3 Captain 1 Track 4, 3, 2, 1 2 P.O. Soccer 4; " 1931 ' 2 P.O. Page 135 Robert Emmett Gadrow " Bob " " Shadrow " Peace Dale, Rhode Island ONE summer several years ago found one of the new Plebes staring at a pair of white works and wondering how much they would shrink. Since then Bob has found out that, like many other things in life, the shrinking is a continual process. The next thing that he wondered about was the academics, but neither he nor anyone else wondered for long. He started the year with a good lead, which he has not only kept but has since increased. Athletics failed to draw his attention as a participant, but as a supporter they have never failed to hold his interest. Even an occasional reverse has failed to dampen his confidence in Navy teams. Coming from a small town in " The Small State, " Bob has shown us the advantages of such a place. He learned there the invaluable art of making friends and has put that knowledge into practice here, with the result that he has many friends. All hands have found him a real class- mate, a true friend, and a good pal. Kinloch Chafee Walpole " K—C " East Greenwich, Rhode Island BORN and bred on Narragansett Bay, " K — C " here acquired his love for the sea. However, it was not until he had spent a year at Bates College that he decided the " briny deep " should be his home. Hardly a year passes that " K — C " does not spend a couple of months in the hospital, oungster cruise saw him seeing the East Coast through the proverbial porthole in Sickbay aboard the " Utah. " Although handicapped by these troubles, " K — C " still man- ages to take an occasional nap in his Math section while unsat, to read his " Cosmo " at night, and answer his many letters. The Juice Gang takes most of his afternoons, and anyone who has seen the electrical effects produced, can well imagine that it is mostly work and little play — and he likes it! A shipmate, a classmate, a room- mate, a buddy, a pal, " K — C " is always there with the goods, doing his share of the work and more! He has stood the test of the life hereabouts, and all who know him have found him a good sport and a mighty fine friend. 2 Stripes Page 136 Juice Gang 4, 3, 2, 1 , j n Edmund Burke Games " Eddie " Coshocton, Ohio OUR first impression of Ed was that a more quiet, reserved, and unassuming chap could hardly be imagined; nevertheless, with Academic Year well under way, he blossomed forth as a star man, and since then his diligent training throughout the Cross Country and Track seasons has placed him among Navy ' s best milers. Although brilliant in academics and a promising athlete, Eddie is never boastful. From the start he impressed us, that to him, all girls were shallow, witless creatures with whom he desired none but the most distant relations. However, Plebe Christmas Leave and Youngster Leave effected a remark- able change. Since then the nature of his mail, the Hops, and other factors have conclusively proved Ed ' s opinion of the fairer sex to have been quite reversed. Ed ' s hobby is reading. He spends hours delving into philosophy and reading everything from French novels to detective stories. How he does it and still remains in all the first sec- tions is another of his " Secrets of Success. " Elliot Eugene Marshall " Steam " Portland, Maine PORTLAND is a long way from Crabtown, but in some way the news filtered up there that such a place as the Naval Academy existed; much to the benefit of the Navy, for Steam comes from this land of cold winters, fir trees, and rugged coasts. For those of us who have had the pleasure of his friendship, his sterling character, likeable nature, and loyalty have left an impression which will last long after we have passed on into the Fleet. Once in a while Steam gets down his clarinet and then there is a real treat in store for those who happen to be around. In spite of many diversions he is still able to give us a tune now and then to pep up the gang. It is a little hard to get acquainted with Steam; but once acquainted he becomes one of your best friends. Four years together have served to strengthen our friendship with him and to give us a full insight of the inner man. This is a man ' s school, and a man ' s life. Steam has shown himself to be a man — a man ' s man. Track 4, 3, 2, 1 Cross Country 4, 2 Radio Club 3 Star 4, 2 Boxing 4 1 P. O. 1 P. O. Page IJ7 Josef Marshall Gardiner " Joe " " Snooze " Leavenworth, Kansas JOE GARDINER— a man of many fascinations, who if ever lacking certain qualities is quickly forgiven for his likable personality. This never-worrying, ever smiling youth is always willing to have a little fun — and has it! Upon being graduated from Went- worth, the call of the wanderlust was too great and he came East to the Navy. Never letting obstacles and narrow escapes put grey hairs in his head, his career with us has been one of pleasant adventure, where others might have found a hard and bumpy road. His hobbies are airplanes, horses, and maybe, girls — who knows? Times change so swiftly that it is hard to keep pace with him. He likes good music and would rather see a football game than meet an emperor. Robert E. Lee is his ideal; hence his partiality to Virginia. His many schemes, ideas, and clever arguments are certain to help him on the bumpy road to success. But, from what we know of him, it probably won ' t be the least bit bumpy. Charles Allison Morrow, Jr. " Chuck " Baltimore, Maryland JUNE 15, 1927, marked the addition of a slim, blue-eyed youth to the rolls of the United States Naval Academy. What was a gain for the Navy was a loss for Princeton, for Chuck ' s classmates at Gilman had had him a prospect of " Old Nassau. " Plebe Summer the men of ' 31 after noticing one " Morrow " individual and observing how Chuck added to everyone ' s joy and happiness by his ready smile and willing help, they acquired him as a friend. " Uncle Chuck " who is always recognized in the distance by his rolling gait and unhurried self, soon proved that the apparent haze and quietness were entirely misleading. His carefree actions cannot hide a good heart. Here is one who is appar- ently not over-ambitious but still we realize that Chuck gets what he wants when he wants it. We are mighty glad to see that Chuck has not lost his boyishness, unselfishness, and sense of humour, and that his strength of character is unchanged. " 31 " Track 4; Track 3 Pep Committee 2, 1 Cheer Leader Soccer 3 Cross Country 3 Clean Sleeve Page 138 Soccer 4 ; Soccer Squad 3, 2 Class Tennis 4, 3 Squash 1 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Buzzard Will Melville Garton, Jr. " Gart " " RUlit- " " Spider " Virginia SPIDER has been weaving his web around the Naval Academy for some time, and even so, because his ancestors have served in the Navy for ages past. Thinking this not enough to qualify himself, he enrolled at Severn to learn how to enhance his dreams of becoming a real son of o ld father Neptune. Four years ago a gawky, freckled boy with a tennis racket ambled up the steps of Bancroft Hall and entered thus on a career that is bound to carry him to the greatest heights. His long arms and legs, have caused him to fall heir to the sobriquet of Spider. He plays tennis like everything else that he goes in for, as a good winner, and a better loser. He loves music because one must have it for dancing. It is rumored that he ' d rather dance than eat, and how he eats! And now he is leaving. Changed perhaps in mind and body but at heart the same old smiling good- natured Spider of Plebe Summer. We can ' t help but wish him all the luck for all time to come. Philip Wilder Mothersill, Jr. " Phil " Denver, Colorado PHIL came to us a pleasant, amiable young man from " way out west. " While inhabitants of the East have ever found it hard to believe, he has always insisted that Denver is as lively and up-to-date as New York — or at least, as Crabtown. Early in his career he developed an ambition to go cruising in something other than a prairie schooner. During his four years he has been an outstanding rifleman, yet his Springfield is not his only weapon, for he shoots a Colt equally well with either hand. His artistic nature has found expres- sion in each production of the Musical Club ' s annual show, and as soloist at Lenten recitals as well with the N. A. Ten and Orchestra. After having listened to the smooth flow of melody from Phil ' s trumpet, one can understand why a philosopher once said, " Music hath charms to sooth the savage breast. " Always ready to give a helping hand, Phil has become looked upon by his classmates as one of the truest of friends, and by his superiors as one in whom they can place much confidence. Juice Gang 2, 1 Masked " N ' 1 Class Soccer 3; " 1931 ' Class Tennis 3 Class Swimming 1 2 P. O. Cross Country Squad 4, 3 Class Numerals; Rifle Team 3, 2, 1, rNAt; Intercolleg- iate Rifle Medal 1930; Excellence in Small Arms, Gold Medal 1929; Orches- tra 4, 3, 2, 1, Asst. Leader 2; Gymkhana 4, 3; Gymkhana Band; Combined Musical Clubs Show 4, 3, 2, 1; N. A. Ten 3, 2, 1; C. P. O. Page 13Q Harry Meeker Stuart Gimber, Jr. " H. M. S. " " Limey " Windber, Pennsylvania HARRY, feeling the urge to " go down to the sea in ships, " decided to take up the training of a naval officer. After completing his high school course and prepping a year at Swavely, he realized his hopes when he came through the exams with colors flying and became a mid- shipman. Spring Plebe summer, Limey, after carefully looking over the different sports, chose fencing and has worked diligently at handling " an officer ' s weapon " every season since. In the spring of ' 29 he was rewarded for his work by being sent to New York City to fence in the Intercollegiate Novice Championship matches. During his " off hours " Harry pours through many of the works of litera- ture and in this way has added materially to his knowledge of the fine arts. One rarely finds him missing from a hop, but he cannot be termed a " tea-hound. " Harry ' s friends will readily agree that he is a good-natured, generous, and likeable fellow with whom we shall always be only too glad to serve. Sidney Jack Lawrence ' " Jack " Cincinnatus, New York CINCINNATUS High, Cazenovia Seminary, a year at Cornell were the stepping stones to his entrance to a naval career. As a corollary to that, who knows to what his naval career may be a stepping stone? Someone has said that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. If that be so then Jack is indeed a genius. He is thorough, be it on the field, in the academics, or in anything else that he may undertake. His determination and fixity of purpose will carry him far. He has limited his athletic activities to class and company soccer but he is far from being a radiator hound. However, his interest in contemporary literature is not to be overlooked. He is always cheerful, particularly when he has received a " billet doux " from one of the " OAO ' s " . With perfect equanimity he can borrow your last skag or pair of gloves and make you like it. A good " wife " and a good pal, one would go far to find his equal. " Wanta bet on the mail this morn- ing? " Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1 f 3 1 1 4, 2; fNAt 3 1 P. O. Page 140 f Norman Hall " Norm " " Reverend " Syracuse, New York ONLY a " Dave Daring " book, an Army-Navy game write-up, a motion-picture, and probably a few Saturday Evening Post articles were necessary to turn this lad ' s mind towards the sea. Norm came to us from Syracuse where he prepped at North High. This young energetic youth found in the Naval Academy a place to display his pent up vigor and soon became known among athletic circles. As luck goes, Spike Webb was not slow to learn of this Spartan youth and turned wasted energy into val- uable fistic power. But Norm ' s athletic achievements are greatly overshadowed by his personal qualities. Modest and de- termined to follow his own convictions, he left little doubt why he was dubbed " Reverend " early during his Plebe year. Like most of us, he met many obstacles in his academics path; but an unmistakable self-confidence and a will to succeed brought him through close scrapes, Plebe and Youngster years, and will undoubtedly lead Norm to success in his undertakings in life. w Joseph Blount Swain " PeNutl " " Joe " Henderson, North Carolina HO is to blame for all that marvelous lighting in the Audi- torium ? How it does rival the Aurora ! Ah! PeeNutt is at the switch. He got all mixed up in volts, amperes, watts, or what-have-you very soon after he came into the fold, and ever since that time has been figuring new combinations for lighting effects. The results have proved his zeal. It has been hinted that he will some day fill the place that Steinmitz once held. Yet, with all the time thus spent, he has found plenty of additional hours to get for himself a large circle of friends. By his true Southern hospitality, he has won and held them. He is a great debator, hospitable, thoughtful, cheerful, and easy-going — the friend of everyone. There is but one irregularity in his Southern make-up; he has dragged but once. Oh! what the girls have missed! Now we approach the parting of the ways. He is one of those with whom a future meeting will be exceed- ingly pleasant. We wish him good luck. Football " B " Squad 3, 2 " 31 " Basketball " 31 " Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 " 31 " ; " NA " ; " N " Boxing 3, 2, 1; bNt; " N " Three Stripes Electrical Gans 4, 3, 2, Director 1 Gvmkhana 4 2 P. O. Page 141 Richard Ross Hay " Dick " " Railroad " Topsfield, Massachusetts Charles Francis Sell ' ' ' ' Charley " " Celery " Scranton, Pennsylvania MASSACHUSETTS farms are pro- ductive of more than one kind of fine produce as all of Dick ' s friends know. But since Juice was far more magnetic to him than was the farm, it was only natural that he should choose the Navy as his profession. Academics never held any terrors for Dick, and his acquaintance with Tecumseh was so slight that it could hardly be called such. An argument is always his delight; and if the subject is grammar or pronunciation, Webster always agrees with him — But why shouldn ' t he? Webster also was from New England. Every afternoon might find him working in the Radio Club Room or in the Juice Gang prop room. He could easily claim whatever records there may be at the Academy for the building of radio sets either for size or number. Dick ' s success was never spectacular or meteoric, but was always on the solid foundation of diligent work; and with these beginnings, our hopes for his success cannot help but be certainties. ALTHOUGH he comes from- Scran- ton, Charley has no connection with the I. C. S. However, one of his favorite pastimes is waiting for the mail — a characteristic of all the natives of the Scranton District. As a roommate, he ' s very handy to have around. He usually has a good supply of stationery and other easily appropriated things. But, as a jack- of-all-trades he excels. He is just the man to call when you want a cap cover stretcher, or need help fixing the " Vic. " After his tinkering successfully with numerous gadgets, we are prone to believe that what this Navy wants is a jack-of-all-trades. He " parleys " French very well and would like to be a Dago prof if he goes blind and cannot see, or if he cannot be an aviator, or gets brain fog and cannot make the Construction Corps. As for his personal qualities, he has had the same " wife " for four years, and if you do not think that is a recom- mendation for perseverance take a look at the sharer of his joys and sorrows! Juice Gang 4, 3, 2, 1 Radio Club 3, 2, 1 Log Board 2, 1 Star 4 Gymkhana 4 2 P. O. Page 142 Rifle 4 Lacrosse 2, 1 Class Swimming 1 Cross Country 4 Bankson Taylor Holcomb, }r. " Chink " -Banks " New Castle, Delaware IN ADDITION to being a good Delawarean, Chink is first, last, and always a Pekinese. He knows more about the China Station than does the Admiral in command, a fact which is shown in his undying interest in orientalia. Though he is reputed to be able to carry on a conversation with any given laundry man, one of course cannot vouch for his being Chinese. In the immediate past his ambitions and efforts have been directed toward the Marine Corps — and none know it better than those who have maligned the marines within hearing distance of him. Chink doesn ' t talk a great deal, but he does things. When he can find a moment not filled with boning or radio, he builds ship models which are worthy of a naval constructor. As a roommate and friend Banks has that unparalleled quality of knowing when to keep quiet. It is a quality which is the hallmark of a gentleman. May- be its a result of his Chinese contacts, but it can all be summed up in just three words — " He ' s a Marine! " Charles Reed Jones Charley " " Brute " Georgetown, Delaware A " SKAG " and a good book and Charley is at peace with the world. Comfort has been something he has always striven for, whether he be catching a nap in a shady corner on the cruise, or taking " horizontal exercise " right here in Bancroft Hall. Charley impresses one that his only fear is that books won ' t be published fast enough for him to read. ' Naval books run a good second to novels, for Charley takes pride in his knowledge of his profession. Just ask him who won the Battle of Jutland and you will have him started. That ' s a sure formula to start anyone, we ' ll admit; but he can put out the true dope on any battle and settle questions of strategy and tactics. If a man is interested in his profession he will go far; so we wish " Brute " success. Charley ' s sense of humor, coupled with his winning personality, has won him many friends during his four years on the Severn. We wish him good luck and look forward to a future meeting. Cross Country 4 Track 4 Gymkhana 4 Radio Club 3, 2 Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Gymkhana 4 2 P. O. Page 143 Charles Melville Howe, III " Charlie " " Chuck " Waterloo, Iowa AS A Navy junior, running true form, Charlie joined our ranks to follow the calling of the briny deep. A worthy acquisition, we ' d say, for he is the kind of fellow one likes to call a friend. What better could be said of a man than that? In the classroom and on the athletic field his efforts are characterized by enthusiasm and energy, with success naturally following closely. The acad- emics have never given Charlie much trouble and in athletics his versatility has been shown by his ability to adapt himself to any sport for which he takes a liking, and to succeed at it — a gift that we all envy in him. A friend par excellence, with a cheery smile and a helping hand, he has made life more pleasant for all of us, especially the fellow oc- cupying the other half of the room. A fellow whose quiet, conservative, and likeable manner mirrors the man within — that ' s Charlie. Anthony Carroll Roessler " Tony " " Ress " Cleves, Ohio OHIO added another feather to her cap when Tony decided that the life of the sea was cut out for him. Since then he has found, and we have found, that no better choice could be made. A capacity for work that compels admiration carried him through the storms of those first two years. He always has time, however, to enjoy life in general with a joyful carefree disposition that is the envy of the pessimist. Just try and worry him; it cannot be done! For four years, he has been a room- mate with whom one has no trouble in getting along. An ever " straight shooting " manner endears him to his friends. His is a musical taste of the first rate, and life seems good to him — it will always be. Tony ' s hobby of wrestling always found its outlet in several ways, for when he chooses to " just go around and see someone at nine-thirty, " he has never failed to create a spirit of action. Class Lacrosse 3, 2. 1 Class Numerals 2 Football " B " Squad 2 Swimming 2, 1; sNAt 2 1 P. o. Wrestling 3, 2, 1; w31t Socrer 4; a31f (Small) Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Expert Rifleman 2 P. O. Page I4 4 William Adair Hunter, Jr. " Bill " " Splinter " " Softie " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania William Clanton Norvell " Bill " " Rebel " Grovetown, Georgia IT WAS a rare day for the Irish when " Bill " swore up and down before the " Comm " that he would renounce the world and its wiles and join the Navy. Just why he was so rash he didn ' t know; four years have passed and he still doesn ' t know. " Bill " has always been loyal to dear old Philly as well as the " Alma. " " What th — ! Softly, don ' t tell me you have never heard of Frankfort High? " " Bill " isn ' t a scholar, but still he has never been worried with acad- emics. He isn ' t one of the best athletes of the class, either; still an NA came his way in baseball as early as Youngster year, and more than one class football team has felt his pres- ence. We aren ' t so proud of what " Bill " has done as we are of what he is. When he plays opposite you, no matter what the game may be, whether you win or lose, " Bill " makes you feel as if you are the victor. The Navy will do well to keep him in her folds, as he has all the essentials of the good officer. FpOREYER a Democrat, a firm believer of the superiority of the land below the Mason and Dixon line, congenial, good-natured, and always with a ready smile, — this is Rebel. Though easy going, Bill got things done. His greatest worries were the Steam Department and getting to formation on time with the proper equipment. Even though an ardent supporter of the Steam tree, Bill managed to thwart the ensnaring wiles of that famous department on the important occasions. In the field of literature Bill found his greatest success as was evidenced by his numerous articles in the Log, the preparation of which consumed much of his time. Bill also found time for other things, as he proved himself a capable manager of the gym team during the winter months. Although somewhat immune to the lure of the femmes, Norvell on many occasions could be found forgetting his red mike tendencies. As the Peaches State is so far away we haven ' t seen his Southern " 4.0 ' s " , but we have heard plenty. Class Football 3. 2 Class Numerals 2 Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 Plebe Numerals " NA " 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Track 4 Gym Manager 1 Log Staff 4. 3, 2 News Editor 1 Trident Society 2, 1 Lucky Bag 2 Reception Committee 2, 1 ge H5 James Hiram Kelsey, Jr. " Jim " " Hiram " " Kelse " Stoughton, Massachusetts HERE he is, another of those famous sea-faring New Engend- ers holding up his end of tradition. Living next door to Boston, naturally he early became acquainted with the old standby — beans — and couldn ' t resist the temptation to join the Navy to see the world, and eat — beans. Once here, however, his thoughts became far removed from chow, ex- cept thrice daily, and concentrated instead on the interesting academics and the O. A. O. Being fairly savvy and not too ambitious, he stayed well up on the sunny side of 3.0 and utilized the well-framed study hours for out- side reading and penning sweet phrases to the one who made him a one woman man. Not exactly what you would call regulation, but the pap sheet was shunned like poison. Extra duty and awkward squad were for those who were too wooden to profit by former examples. Likes sports and always stuck up for the class, but outside of that he didn ' t indulge except for daily workout and recreation pur- poses. Makes friends easily and retains them — a square shooter. Victor H. Soucek " Susie " " Zeke " Lamont, Oklahoma AFTER completing his Freshman year at the LJniversity of Okla- homa, Susie followed the footsteps of his cousins, and became one of this " big band of brothers. " Zeke has had his battles with the academic departments, but has always come out first. Not starring, not wooden, but always on the savvy side of a three-o, he has plenty of time to spare for reading and tinkering with the radio. He seems to be immune to the attacks of the fair sex, and it would be easier to move the Rock of Gibraltar to Broadway and Forty-second Street than to interest him in the " critters. " Yes, he is a dyed-in-the-wool Red Mike. About once or twice a year Zeke becomes musically inclined, and then a battered ukelele is brought out and life becomes a torment for all hands. Outside of this he has no real bad habits. Zeke ' s a good fellow, and a real friend, always ready with a helping hand. " Hey, Susie, wanta drag this P.M? " Class Football 4, 3. 2 Class Lacrosse 2; Numerals 2 150-pound Crew 1 1 P. O. Page 146 Radio Club 3, 2, 1 Expert Rifleman 2 P. O. . f real Joseph Vaughn Kiehlbauch " Joe " " Blub " Springfield, Missouri THE large rosy-cheeked gentleman, whose name is the despair of instructors and correspondents alike, hails from South Dakota. After a year at the University of South Dakota where he majored in sleep, he came to Annapolis-on-the-Severn and has been very much in evidence ever since. During Plebe year Joe showed signs of much promise on the grid- iron but a broken knee put an end to his aspirations in that direction. Next he turned his attention to the shells. There he immediately made good. Every Spring finds him hard at work at the sport in which " You can ' t even see where you ' re going. " Being endowed with a capable mind, Joe has never been much troubled by the academics. " Well, what if my French does have an Annapolitan accent? Life wasn ' t made for study! " Withal, the personal side of the man is best known to his classmates. Joe ' s cheerful personality and booming laugh have made many friends during his Academy career and should serve him well in the Fleet. Francis Baldwin Merkle " St " " Mtrk " Blanchester. Ohio SI HAILS from the state of Ohio. Before entering the Academy he spent some time at Wilmington College. It must have been here that he developed his natural " savviness. " For all through his career he has had no trouble with academics, and has always been standing by to help out some less-fortunate classmate. Outside of academics Si is a steady member of that noble organization, the Choir. He may also be found over in the gym almost any afternoon tak- ing a workout, thus following his natural bent for keeping fit. Although he is quiet and rather reserved, Si has a host of friends to his credit. He is very much at home at the hops and never lacks partners although he has not as yet become involved with any of the fair sex. Among a crowd of men he is equally at ease, and always seems to hold down his end of affairs with no trouble at all. A good classmate, and a fine friend, Si is well liked by all who know him and should have no trouble in any- thing to come. Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 ' 31 Cross-oar4; " N " 3, 2 Football 4, 3: " B ' Squad 3 Company Representative 3, 2, 1 Ring Dance Committee 1 P. O. Class Baseball 4 Class Boxing 2 Glee Club 2. 1 Star 2 Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 147 Frederic Richard Brace " Dick " Warrenton, Virginia DICK was somewhat of a traveller even before he joined the Navy to see more of the world. Born in Philadelphia, he lived successively in the Bahama Islands, Maine, Connect- icut, New Jersey, California, District of Columbia, and North Carolina — not to mention leaves spent in St. Paul, and at least one night in Tia Juana. After these varied wanderings, Dick found himself in Washington, D. C, at Devitt Prep, learning to master the intricacies of entrance exams. He became the editor of his school pub- lication there; but at the Naval Academy he turned to music as an activity, and won the leadership of the Orchestra for his First Class Year. Dick encountered one or two stumb- ling blocks in his academics, but always he has succeeded in remaining upright. As for his personal char- acteristics, it is sufficient to say that he has been the sort of classmate one desires to have, and it is with genuine regret that we bid him good-bye on graduation. William Power Woods " Billie " Marion, South Carolina MARION is quite a distance from our Severn shores, but the desire to be another Dewey brought Billie into our midst. From the first he showed himself to be a really hard and willing worker. Plebe and Young- ster Years he had several brushes with the academics but by Second Cla ss year he became positively carefree in his attitude. Another example of his perseverance can be found on the athletic field. Track claimed his interest and he soon began to figure ways of getting up and over a certain little bar. Ap- parently he has found the answer, for he has always come through when it came time to make a point or two for Navy. Like all those who claim to be Red Mikes, Willie soon belied his name, for he could always be found at the hops and not so very often as a stag either. Billie is a true son of the South. He is a real friend, through and through! N. A. Ten 4 Orchestra 4, 3, 2, Leader 1 2 P. O. Page 14S Track 4, 3, 2, 1; - 193V 4; " NA " 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. George Owen Kunkle " Koo " Evansville, Indiana ALTHOUGH quite convinced that there was no place like the West, George was not completely satisfied. Before long he found that the Acad- emy, in spite of all its inhibitions, was not too great a handicap for his youthful exuberance. With a steady aim and a cool determination he soon became a high scorer on the varsity rifle team besides making his mark in the savvy sections. His own sapient mind is equalled only by his versatility. " Koo " has made a successful debut in both soccer and football; he has taken enough interest in engines to call them a hobby; and now, a staunch believer in Herpicide, he bids fair to step forth as a clarinet artist. With George, good nature is para- mount. It is his subtle humor coupled with many clever pleasantries that make him our most congenial and sociable friend. Four years have molded " Koo " into one of Navy ' s strongest links and there is no doubt that he is now well able to take the strain. His only weakness is the O. A. O. Lawson Paterson Ramage f ' Red " " Oscar " Sheldon Springs, Vermont THREE states claim this red- headed Vermont boy; born in Massachusetts, he received his educa- tion in New York State. He graduated from Williston Academy at the head of his class and stands near the top here. Red likes horseback riding and always has a story about when he, " Dobbin, " and the dogs did so and so. This habit and the fact that he lives in Vermont makes him a true nature lover. Red ' s favorite outdoor sports are soccer and lacrosse, while indoors he likes to wrestle. In the two former he has displayed to his fell ow students an idea of what " sticking " even against odds, will bring in success. In wrest- ling the outstanding point to be learned from watching Red is that the quick- ness of the hand deceives the eye. Always ready for any thing new or exciting, he makes an enjoyable com- panion. Always happy and cheerful, he makes a fine friend. In case you don ' t know him, step up and you won ' t forget the fellow you meet. He has many friends and no enemies. Class Soccer " 1931 " 4 Class Basketball 3 Class Football " 1931 " 2 Class Football 1 Plebe Rifle r31t 4 Varsity Rifle rNt 3, 2, 1 Bronze Award in Small Arms Trophy 1 P. O. Class Soccer " 1931 " 4, 3 Varsity Squad 2, 1 Class Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 M. P. O. Page 14Q John Lawrence Maloney " Mai " " Smokey " " John " Staten Island, New York " T " 0 YOU know who I am? I am VJ the Great Gabbo! " That ' s right. Here he is, the pride of Staten Island, the joy of St. Peter ' s High, the boast of Manhattan College and the fourth deck express. This big Irishman has not changed much in four years, still the same good- natured, joke-loving, generous fellow he was when he entered. Good- natured under a load of extra-duty, Saturday watches and mid-year gripes cannot ruin that disposition. In fact, nothing short of a Dago exam., or a proposed water polo game can ruin him. Athletically, football and boxing are his sports but he has a special regard for swimming. The high spot of Mai ' s career came that memorable " night before Xmas " when he braved those chilly waters for what meant his Xmas leave. Since then his natatorial ambitions have disappeared. As a " Red Mike, " Smokey has no equal. He weakened once, so far as to attend a dance during leave, but around here his record is spotless. Justin Leo Wickens " Wick " " Knude " " Otto " Greensburg, Indiana WHEN the sun had buried itself below the western horizon one day in June, we found in our midst the smiling countenance of Wick. He is endowed by nature with a keen sense of humor and an ever present and abundant supply of wit. To say that he is conservative would be a misleading statement, for his conservation of energy extends to only one branch, namely, academics. In all other fields he has an inexhaust- ible supply. Hobbies? We think basketball is his first choice, and he is one of the best on the squad. This alone does not consume his supply of vitality, and in the spring we find him playing lacrosse. Of his affaires d ' amour he says little, but still waters run deep. Women do not entirely constitute his social activi- ties. He has played the part of Otto, better known perhaps as the indispens- able partner of The Great Gabbo, with remarkable success. We shall all remember Knute as a true classmate — loyal and generous to a fault. p. o. Pane 150 2 P. O. Frank Chambers McAllister " Frank " " Mac " Canton, Mississippi WON ' T you walk a little faster? " Say, why run when you can walk, why walk when you can sit, why do anything unnecessary? By the way, have you any books to read? " A tall debonair rebel, a trifle late, came to us bringing the ineffable charm of the South with him. He found it difficult to be the suave, genial host while double-timing down the corridors to formations, having been previously called frosh and almost " doctor; " but when the dignity of one " diag " was given him he settled back to dream of University days, nights as a doctor, or what have you. Not quick to jump at conclusions, and certainly not one to criticize a fellow man even if it were demanded of him, he is the sort of man who may be depended upon in an emergency with a fitting solution for any calamity. Even a genius is incapable of pre- dicting success for any man, but to say that there is noticeable an inter- mingling of the finer qualities in Frank ' s character is a mild assertion, and he has an air that would charm a queen or a chieftain ' s daughter. Rathel Linwood Nolan, jr. " llop " Canton, Mississippi WITH the Mississippi Mud still sticking to his shoes came Nolan — from the land of the river boats, cottonfields, and darkies singing in the moonlight — " North " to Anna- polis to learn that all ships are not propelled by paddle-wheels, and that there is something in life other than ease, comfort, and the lazy pursuit of happiness. An interest in athletics and an adaptable nature soon changed the " Hop " of pre-Academy days. Long, lazy afternoons gave way to calculated minutes. Time became a concrete, positive quantity, and afternoons crowded with football and track proved a contrast to his former pastimes. Since the day of his entry to the Academy Nolan has been making friends. His ability and willingness to discuss the Civil War, on which he is an authority, is amazing. In short, he is in all things a true son of the Southland. A happy-go-lucky, friendly youth, unscarred by the usual petty worries — the kind of man vou want for a friend. Football 4 Class Football 3, 2 Track 4 Class Lacrosse 3, 2 Lucky Bag Staff 2 P.O. Page I si Michael Galligan O ' Connor " Mike " New Orleans, Louisiana PERHAPS the call of the sea is stronger than the voice of the Southland. Mike claims it isn ' t, but something must have caused him to leave the blue waters of the Gulf for the Chesapeake. But along with Mike came many of the qualities of the real Southerner. You will find him genial and happy, little worried over anything in particular. Several things in life hold Mike ' s interest: a love for the out-of-doors, athletics, and literature. During Plebe Summer he decided that water polo was the game for him and he has been busy with it ever since. Any winter afternoon you will find him either on the bottom or in some conspicuous part of the big pool. After that he is generally curled up in a warm spot poring over some volumes from the library. The Naval Academy hasn ' t changed Mike materially. He is still a " red mike, " still has his own characteristics, his determination to win when the occasion arises, and the qualities of a good fellow, a real pal, and a true friend. Harry Edward Seidel, Jr. " Edward " " Eddie " " Slide Rule " Washington, D. C. w HEN Edward left a commission in Washington Cadet Corps to seek a better one in this man ' s Navy, Washington lost a great deal, while we gained one of our finest classmates. That you may know Eddie as we know him, we say that he understands, and one can always find in him a friend of mutual sympathies. He is willing to help, and his aid is never refused but much sought after. This trait may not be apparent on first acquaintance; but those who have been fortunate enough to enjoy that extra little trick to solve a problem, know his sterling worth. As a devotee of sports, the athletic field knows his presence if not his prowess. The dexterity with which Eddie has attacked the various phases of athletic recreation will illustrate the why of " carry on " for athletes to come. His own disposition and gentle- manly manner make Edward a man for whom one may predict a complete success in our Service in the days to come. Class Football 3, 1 Class Lacrosse 2 " R " Squad 1 Water Polo 4, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 152 Swimming 2, 1 Cross Country 4 50-pound Crew 3 P.O. Charles Keith Palmer " Brutus " TlMMONSVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA IT WAS a gala day in the wilds of South Carolina when Keith first saw the light of day. His was a destiny to fulfill — he was to become one of " Uncle Sam ' s Pampered Pets. " He began his career by gleaning all the knowledge possible in the Podunk High School and then arrived at " Bobby ' s War College. " Brutus is a hard worker and because of this has made a name for himself. He is never too busy to help anyone who needs it. Early in Plebe Year Keith started on the road to fame when he startled " femmes " and classmates by his uncanny tumbling feats in the Gym- khana. His trick of tucking his feet behind his head has caused anxiety for many of us. We have been afraid he might stay that way. That Southern drawl and gentle- manly manner have caused many a fair heart to flutter; but alas, rumor has it, that he has already tied up to the dock or perhaps made a flying moor! SCHERMERHORN AN MaTER " Skook " " Van " Peru, Indiana SOME score or so years ago, Brook- lyn was blessed with the coming of a young man who was eventually to enter this admiral ' s training school. And true to type, he migrated first to the great expanses of the Mid West. Being of a restless nature, and having seen Lake Michigan while in Chicago, he longed to see what life on the salt water was like. Van ' s scholastic efforts have been surpassed only by his popularity with that often-discussed and so-interesting fair sex. His excellent results in that latter activity can be aptly demon- strated by his favorite phrase, " What, only four letters today? " Van has been out for the Masq- ueraders as far back as we can re- member, and considerable of its recent success can be laid to his account. Always his conscientious service has been in demand; and we are not surprised that such is the case. To the Log too, he has bent his energies with the same outcome of success and well spent time. Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Lucky Bag, Photographic Staff Class Gym, 4th Class Gymkhana • ' 1928 " 2 P. O. Masqueraders 4, 3, 2 Property Manager 1 Musical Club 4, 3, 2, 1 Cross Country 4, 2, 1 c31c; cNAc Pep Committee 4, 3, 1 Log 4, 3, 2, 1 Office Manager 2 Associate Editor 1 1 P. O. Page 153 Lee Sylvester Pancake " Lee " Glentan t a, Montana NONCHALANCE has ever been Lee ' s most prominent character- istic. Even the fact that he left dear old Montana for a life on the sea failed to excite him in the least, as it has done most of us. A determined nature and steady application have helped him to steer clear of the dreaded academics. His willingness always to help out a pal has endeared him to all of his friends — and they are many. Though the perusal of philosophical literature may be considered dull recreation, yet Lee has learned to like it and to secure wonderful results from his delvings. Perhaps that accounts for his nonchalance. His composure is perfect, even in the heat of an athletic contest. He seems to function best there. Wrestling has been his claim to fame, and we know from good old experience that he is a " wow " when it comes to tying another person up in knots. A ready willingness to lend a hand and an ever firm and energetic desire to be a friend to all. Samuel Gibbs Taxis " Sam " " Taxi " Gloucester, Massachusetts SAM hails from Gloucester where the land is close to the sea; so he was not unduly agitated by the sight of salt water when he first came among us. He attended Gloucester High School, where he distinguished himself in the R. O. T. C. Incident- ally, it was there that he learned to do the " Queen ' s Salute " and other intricacies of the manual of arms. His never failing good humor, even when under heavy fire from the academic departments or when un- lucky in love, is a trait which endears Sam to his friends and comrades. He likes to sail, and reflects credit upon his early Gloucester training by his skill in handling small boats; and he will argue for hours as to the various merits of different hulls or rigging. He has found an outlet for his liking of athletics by going out for boxing. He is a pleasant companion, a true friend, an interesting conversationalist, and, contrary to credo, he is not tall and lanky, with a frost bitten air, who " cal ' cates " in every sentence — a good New Englander. yes, but not a provincial! Class Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Numerals 2 P. O. Press Club 2,1; Chairman 1 Class Boxing 4, 3 Class Numerals 4, 3 Pep Committee 2, 1 Masqueraders 2 Radio Club 3, 2, 1 Cut Exchange 2, 1 Gvmkhana 4 Pep Log Staff uice Gang 2, 1; Masked N Two Stripes Page 154 1 H Hepburn Alcott Pearce " Hep " " Happy " Boston, Massachusetts APPV left Northwestern Univer- sity and a career as an engineer, to enter the Naval Academy for the same reason two people get married — the attraction was mutual. Never worrying, always ready, happy-go-lucky. Hep invades the world, laughing at its bumps, and climbing over its barriers. No fall is too hard, nor any barrier too high, for him. Laugh and the world laughs with you, is one of his best gloom dis- pelled. His company is ever in de- mand, and you can trace his wake by the roars of laughter that are never at him, but always with him. Resourceful, adequate, and generous he can choose his friends with ease; and because he ' s " Happy " the y never forget him. He is one of that almost extinct combination of popular- ity and modesty. His is always the shoulder that pushes the wheel up that long grind, and when he reaches the top he never boasts, but instead calls it luck! Ronald Joseph Woodamax " Bull " " Ronnie " Quincy, Massachusetts THE prelude to Bull ' s nautical indoctrination was had in his Podunk High School, and we feel that it must have been a very thorough and interesting one, as he has con- tinued to overcome all difficulties that seem to beset the path of all of " we brothers. " Bull is loyal, almost to a fault, and as a direct consequence, he has as many friends as acquaintances. ith his ready fund of entertaining stories, and his sly jests, he is a panacea for the world ' s greatest gripe at any time. In athletics as in most everything else, he has been particularly success- ful. In soccer and lacrosse, he has made his presence felt, and with the sabre, well — we wouldn ' t like very much to have his presence demon- strated with that " utensil. " An indefatigable worker, with plenty of forcible personality, and yet a genial disposition gives but a hasty sketch of the character of the man. We are sure that those of us who take the " high-roads " will surely meet him. Lacrosse 4, 2, 1 2 P. O. Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1 Fencing 3, 2, 1 Lacrosse 4, 2, 1; Class 3 Gymkhana 4 Expert Rifleman ■ X " Club 2 P n. Page 155 ■ John Guthrie Foster Prescott " Dick " " Johnny " Los Angeles, California William Bernard Sieglaff " Barney " Los Angeles, California TO begin with, our John is actually a true, native son of the Golden State; as full of knowledge as the state is of civic pride. But his dis- tinctiveness, by no means, stops here. Plebe year soon unearthed his re- semblance to the hero of the " Dick Prescott at Annapolis " series. So well did the real emulate the fiction hero that Dick was substituted for his impressive series of appellations. " That ' s right; Prescott got it. " Stars stay on his collar and with un- troubled ease. He is an authority on literature, and study hours were his period for keeping in condition. A glance or two at a daily lesson sufficed to keep him at the top of the first sections. In studies, Dick gets the main ideas. Outside of classes he originates the big ideas himself. A Christmas Leave in Washington resulted in a swan song for this boy ' s bacheloristic tendencies to the futur- istic rhythm of " ring dem bells. " He is possessed with a multitude of high ambitions which will be carried out, and as we have needed him, so will the Navy. DON ' T let his deceptive ingenuity fool you. If he tells you, " Why, I ' m a Red Mike, " take a look at that dazzling gallery on his locker door. He can moan, " I guess I ' ll never be any good at athletics, " and yet he is on the training table the year ' round. " Why can ' t I savvy this Steam? " says he, beating his forehead, and then he goes down the line to the third section. In a list of Barney ' s personal traits, modesty would be among the first. Modesty, good humor, sincerity, com- panionableness, and wit — but a cat- alogue of characteristics can give only a faint idea of the real Barney that everyone who has ever known him likes and respects. " Home, Boys, Home " is his theme song. He likes the Navy, and the Navy likes him, but when you see that dreamy look come into his eyes you know it is home he ' s thinking about. Wherever he may be, his heart is in Los Angeles. " How many hours, mister? " " 3683! " Lucky Bag Staff 3, 2, 1 Reception Committee 3. 2, 1 CI;iss Cross Country 4 " 1(131 " 4 Gvmkhana 4 Star 4, 3, 2, 1 Two Stripes Page 156 Football 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 4; Squad 3, 2, 1 Captain " B " Squad 1 " NA " 2, 1 Basketball " B " Squad 3, 2, 1 Track 4 Musical Clubs 1 Rescue Squad 4, 3 Two Stripes Alfred Elliott Sharp, Jr. " Al " " Balto " Baltimore, Maryland A BALTIMORE BOY Makes Good. " A truer phrase was never coined nor better applied than to the case in hand. Al is our introduction to the famous " Baltimore Polytechnic In- stitute. " From the very first day in June of ' 27 when he donned a Navy cap, our greatest expectations have been fulfilled. In athletics Al has been one of the most versatile. His supremacy in wrestling has been evident ever since the first pat on the back Plebe Year. Lacrosse is another game at which he excels. A goal judge becomes weary, and handkerchiefs become ragged, when Sharp approaches the cresse. His predominating characteristic is good nature. Not a day has passed but that his congeniality has come to the fore. Modesty is another trait of our embryo " Dewey. " Count on this : when he sets his mind on something, all the armor plate in the Navy will not keep him from accomplishing his work. As to the ladies, Al believes in " Glorifying the Baltimore Girl. " John Alexander White " Jack " Fort Wayne, Indiana IF two brothers are Army Officers, is it not natural that the third should seek military life? Of course lack prefers Navigation and the blue seas to any barrack life, even if it were in Washington. The allurement of a port-hole view of the world clinched a decision that culminated in farewells to the Hoosier State, and the adoption of Bancroft Hall. Athletics? Oh No! Six feet-three, and a hundred and ninety pounds were designed for a shell (these he- men!) Crew for six months each year, and can this boy break the oars! However, Crew is not his main relax- ation. On cold wintry afternoons, the punching dummies in Spike ' s arena take ' em on the chin and like ' em(?). " There ' s Varsity material in those gloves. " Truly, Jack has a remarkable nature, for we find that an inquisitive mind has rounded out a liberal education. But geography is his particular at- traction. Isn ' t that to be expected — a sailor visits many ports, and it is so easy to mix dates. The Navy can be proud of him. Wrestling 4; w31t " N " 3, 2, 1 LacroBse 4; " 31 " ' NA " 3, 2; " N ' Star 4 Ring Committee Two Stripes Plebe Crew Squad 4 Boxing 2, 1; bNAt 2 Luckv Bag 1 2 P. O. Page 157 Stanley John Slater " Stan " Northampton, Massachusetts AFTER a carefree college life at Worcester Tech, Stan decided very suddenly that a life as a land lubber was not to his liking and pro- ceeded to give the Navy a chance. His opinion as to the change is yet to be decided. Being a proverbial son of Massach- usetts, " ac ' s " has proved to be of little worry to him. Although his easy-going manner will prevent him from establishing any records, the deah old state need never fear for his future. If Stan had only been a trifle faster Youngster Year, he wouldn ' t have broken the gun carriage and a finger, thus causing a forced lull in his athletic pursuits. However, the trouble has been remedied and it is a surety that the ham-and-eggers will have some one of whom they can boast. His being a " Black Republican " can be overlooked when we realize that the " Old Pal " will always come out on top once he has made up his mind. After four years with the Rebels, Stan will surely be able to " carry on " in the Fleet. Arthur Edward Stafford " Art " " Scoofer " " Staff " Waynesburg, Pennsylvania COMING from the wilds of Penn- sylvania where so many of our famous men have hailed from, and stopping long enough at Severn to show them how it was done in the " Wolunteers, " Art finally secured a berth here at the Academy. Since his arrival, Art has taken life with a smile, for the " acs " have proved only set-ups as far as he is concerned. In fact, nothing bothers him to the extent that he cannot always be relied upon to fill in a fourth at bridge or engage in one of the daily " bull sessions. " Staff was determined to be out- standing, and though success did not come through the regular channels it was not long before he was known as the possessor of a pipe whose odor could be detected several rooms away, this being responsible for breaking up many a bridge session. Although our paths may part and our meetings be few, we shall always remember his subtle humor and ever present good cheer that served so well to brighten up those many dull moments. Plebe Lacrosse " 31 " Varsity Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 " N " 1 Class Football 4 Class Soccer 4, 3 Class Football 2, 1 150-pound Crew 2, 1 Page i S S m Eugene Tatom " Gene " " Spud " Pensacola, Florida FROM the state of sunshine and hurricanes to the region of April showers and academics came this rebel of the first water, bent upon getting all he could, to make himself the best. Success has crowned his work, and he has floated majestically above the hungry branches of our own brand of trees. The Balboa High School Canal Zone, and the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute gave him his start toward " grab and shake " here. Gene is the sort of man who would do credit to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Since the beginning, his room has been the impromptu meeting place of his many friends. He is one who can be de- pended upon to do a difficult job well. Almost any afternoon he can be seen sailing one of the small boats if there is a fair breeze. He handles them well. Straightforward, faithful, depend- able, true, likeable, a knack of over- coming difficulties, and a perfect gentleman everywhere give a good picture of his characteristics. Many pride themselves on knowing Gene! James Brinkerhoff Vredenburgh " Wazo " " Jimmir " " Jim " Winchester, Vircinia JIMMIE formed his ambition to become a naval officer in a little school known as the Shenandoah alley Academy and determined noth- ing would stop him. He started on the right path when he came here Plebe Summer, wearing his Southern smile and carrying a military brace that at once distinguished him. With every acquaintance he made a friend, and his room was soon the rendezvous of a great number of his classmates. Congeniality and ease of manners have also made him, on liberty and leave, always desired company. If persistence is a virtue, this man is a saint. When he starts something, whether it be an academic problem, a tune on his " uke, " or a fancy dive, it is as good as done. " Can ' t " isn ' t in his vocabulary. Mastery is his sole goal, and with this spirit he main- tains a purpose in every enterprise. A sturdy, God-fearing man of un- bounded energy is Jim, direct and just in decision, striving constantly for improvement. Above his deeper per- son he shows a sunny nature, a nimble wit, and the marks of a reliable friend. Class Soccer 4, 3 " 1931 " 4, 3 Swimming Squad 4 Gymkhana 4 Thompson Trophv Hares 4 3, 2, 1 M. P. O. Class Soccer 4, 3 " 1931 " 4, 3 Class Tennis 3 Swimming Squad 4, 3, 2, Small s31t 4; sNAt 2 Plebe Gymkhana 4 M. P. O. Page 159 Joseph Fosdick Tenney " Joe " " Reggie " Fitchburg, Massachusetts WHETHER to be an engineer or a naval officer was the question that faced Joe in June ' 27; and as luck was with us, he succumbed to the lure of the sea. At once he was in his element as he found studies easy, and so spent most of his evening study hours sleeping. His worries over academics were nil except for the fear of being the first section leader and getting an I. P. D. so that he couldn ' t drag the next week-end. Very few people are as patient, as generous with their time, and as willing to help the more " wooden " men as he. With an ever ready smile, which is so contagious that it is known far and wide, he has easily made many friends. Always finding time for tennis and basketball, he has acquired consider- able skill in both. He has a knack of holding the strings of many attrac- tive young ladies, but seems to be quite an expert in keeping one jump ahead of them all. Joe possesses all the essentials which an officer should have. He is a real shipmate; one can say no more! Walter Raymond Wright " Walt " " Hydrogen " Akron, Ohio JUST above you see Walt, one of Ohio ' s best sons. Walt was a late arrival, not joining us till the middle of August. This made little difference, for he soon won a front seat in the hearts of us all. Walt is a hard worker and really puts out on whatever he goes in for. Soccer keeps him out of trouble in the fall, while handball holds his interest in athletics at other times. Hydrogen is one of the original friends of the freshmen. He has so many spoons in the underclasses that you would think he would have trouble keeping track of them. Not so, how- ever! As a social success Walt is without a peer. It is necessary to hold the ladies in check once they have wit- nessed his prowess on the dance floor. Walt is also a veritable shark at bridge. Last and most important comes Walt ' s finest quality. He is a born mixer. He is welcome everywhere and always has a word of encourage- ment for everybody. Good luck to you, Walt! H Tennis 4, 3, 2, I Basketball 4 2 P. O. Page 160 Track 4 Soccer 4, 3, 2 2 P. O. vithout Ignatius Nicholas Tripi " Trip " " Nick " " Skippy " Brooklyn, New York HERE we have a boy who claims Brooklyn for his home town. Flatbush, according to him, is one real place. His previous history in- cludes a year at Columbia, following four years at Manual Training High School. Perhaps you wonder, as we did at first sight, what sort of a chap he is. Should you ever meet him, try to make a close acquaintanceship quickly. He will be more than willing, and you will soon find him as likeable as we have found him. He ' s got a knack of telling stories that will hold your interest, and he ' s also got a knack of being in on anything going on — incidents of youngster cruise and aviation summer bear this out. YV hen its time to work, he will have his nose in a book for the full period. But he has always maintained that he ' d rather study some good old fashioned Latin or Greek rather than Steam or Juice. Good Luck " Trip " ! John Alden Webster " Noah " " Shorty " " Web " Buffalo, New York NOAH lay at anchor for a whole year at Carnegie Tech. How- ever, he was not satisfied with his lot, for rumors had spread from the south- ward of a type of craft more formid- able and sturdy than his oaken Ark. Finally, in order to convince himself, he set sail for the Severn and descended on us on a beautiful June morning and was fully convinced that here he must anchor until the sumptuous curves of his antiquated Ark should give way to the trim lines of the speedy cruiser. We who have come into close con- tact with him, and sounded his nature to its depths, realize how wonderfully he has been gifted. A congenial chap, and a loyal friend, he has made life more bearable during our dark mo- ments. Savvy beyond description, he might have starred had he not been too busy helping others. Although he is rather quiet and reserved, yet the sun has not risen upon a single Bull session or party of which he was not one of the shining lights. He hates attention and publicity. Lacrosse 4, 3, 2 " 31 " Numerals 4 Class 4, 2; " 1931 " Company 3 Class Crew 4 2 P. O. Page 161 » Ford Llewellyn Wallace " Si " Youngstown, Ohio FROM the thriving steel center of Youngstown, Ohio, comes this amiable personage with a personality that is infection to all that come within its range; this is the strong forte of Si. Always ready to lend a hand to a disheartened classmate or friend. We find that this is but one of the many salient points of his character that make him so well liked. His prowess in the ring is well known at the Academy and throughout inter- collegiate circles, and the native gen- erosity of his spirit shows itself when in the ring, working on the principle " ' Tis more blessed t o give than to receive. " Si has his serious side of life. He abhors small talk; but when a question of ethics or philosophy is being dis- cussed, Si is in his element. And woe be unto him who fain would argue; he knows his Socrates. He is the kind of a man that will go a long way in this old world of ours, for nature has strongly fortified him with a brilliant mind, a strong sense of honor combined with good judgment. Francis Thomas Williamson " Angel Face " " Twirp " " Willie " Silverton. Rhode Island FROM the shores of Narragansett came little Willie bringing with him a broad sense of humor and an innocent smile that might mean any- one of many things. Fair in academics, his ability in soccer has been demonstrated to the chagrin of many a challenger of Navy prowess, and oft-times wonder riseth within the spectator ' s breast how come all this action in so small a bundle. Ask him. " Maybe big men wrote history, but the little ones made it. " Four years of close companionship have brought about a real appreciation of his unusual qualities and true friendship. In him one finds a mixture of cheer- fulness and ever ready good humor with true generosity of spirit and a sense of sympathy that make of him a rare companion indeed. Naturally of a happy-go-lucky tem- perament, he has consistently refused to be worried by any or all things, yet few would fail to sense the determin- ation and strength of his character. A real friend, a good wife — ' nuf said? Plebe Boxing " 31 " Varsity Boxing 3, 2, 1 bNt Captain 1 C. P. 0. Page 162 Soccer 4. 3, 2, 1 Numeral a31f 4 Block aNf 3, 2, 1 Captain 1 Lacrosse 4 2 P. O. Robert Milton Wilbur " Bob " Sikeston, Missouri ALTHOUGH his home was in Florida, Bob had spent several years in Missouri before entering the Naval Academy. As a result of the Missouri influence, it has been neces- sary to show Bob a great many things during his youth. Consequently he brought with him a knowledge of the ways of the world which sometimes surprised those who were intrigued by his guileless smile. His enthusiasm for adventure and his sunny humor made him an ideal companion to go ashore with on the cruise, or to drag double with at the Academy. His troubles academically were only concerned with class standing, and even in this he was not forced to exert himself. Outside of the ladies, his weakness was confined chiefly to that quaint southern game of " Down the River, " and an undving love for the " Hell Cats. " A fine classmate, a perfect " wife, " Bob shows promise of having a brilliant career if he does not meet his death by exercising Drum and Bugle Corps. Frederick Wilkiston Wright, Jr. " Bill " " Fred " I PPER MONTC ' LAIR, New JERSEY HERE is the lad who will try any- thing at least once. He has tried his hand at most of the sports, loves business of any kind, goes to hops, stays " sat " and plays the " Uke " with great gusto. Bill came to us fresh from the Artillery reserves, and since then has hailed with delight any sortie against the Ordnance Department. He has sailed Star boats with success, has become a fencer through effort, and is an expert rifleman. What more can you ask of mortal man? Ever since he discovered the town of Yonkers, N. Y. the poor boy has been an entirely different person. A torn knee and a stay in the hospital almost eliminated Bill at the beginning of Plebe Year but a real exhibition of the old fight pulled him " sat. " Since then his appearance on the football field has been behind a huge press camera which he uses as though it were a toy. I have not the gift of prophecy, but I see for this man a happy and a successful future either in the Navy or on the U. S. S. Outside. ■2 p. o. Plebe Indoor Rifle Manager r31t Plebe Outdoor Rifle Team r31t Fencing 3, 2, 1 f31t 3; fNAt 2. I Pep Committee 1 Gvmkhana 4 Class Rifle 4, 3 2 P. O. Page r6j Howard Joseph Abbott " Hal " Osceola, Iowa HAVING acquired sound and happy health in the wide lands of Iowa, Hal showed an early disposi- tion to reach out for an education that would help him climb to some successful station in life. His enthus- iastic spirit was directed toward the Naval Academy. Hal is ever alert and interested in all that goes on about him. He derives an uncommon joy from living because he sees good in every thing. His good natured, pleasing humour, and his able fund of conversation make him a pleasant companion in any circle. An easy manner, polite and quiet demeanor, and ready jollity make up a personality that is well admired by those who know him. An aptitude for sports is built upon his force of action, for he plays a creditable game of basketball and golf. Though somewhat reserved at times, Hal has moved about enough to acquire worldliness sufficient to act the part of a thorough gentleman. Here is a lad who appreciates the merry and more refined things of life and is conscientious in his undertakings. Frank George Raysbrook " Ray " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania BY an act of Congress! " Well, I should say not! Ray is truly an officer and a gentleman and a scholar who has acquired versatility in the school of hard knocks and experience. The tropics with a scorch- ing gun. filled his heart with the spirit of wanderlust and browned his skin to a ruddy color. Boston is his birthplace, Bermuda claimed him during the early part of his childhood, then Mexico and Dutch Guiana before he finally chose Philly as a permanent home. Second Class Leave saw Ray aban- don the ranks of the Red Mikes; for when he came back to us, he had a brand new idea on the gentle art of finesse and his faith restored in woman- kind. The keystone of his character is based upon his keen judgment of human nature. Ray has a smile and a cheery word for everyone. Always optimistic with a typical nonchalant manner, he is an ideal classmate. His popularity is founded upon his warmth of feeling and keen sense of apprecia- tion for the finer things of life. Basketball 4 Reception Committee 2 Pep Committee M. P. O. Plebe Varsity Baseball Varsity Baseball 3, 2, 1 Christmas Card Commit- tee 2, 1 Star 4 Two Stripes Pag? 164 Wayne Horace Adams " Sparky " " Rojo " Olympia, Washington WHAT, you ' ve never heard of a goeduck. Man, you haven ' t been around. Why, out in Wash- ington — " Red is the type who says little except when called upon. In order to make him talk one has to but mention a topic of the day and ask a question. He comes back with all the data that ever pertained to it or ever will. Sparky enjoys adventure and travel. His having gone to high schools in five different states rather indicates this. As a youth he joined a goodly group whose purpose was to get rich mining silver. Well, he mined and mined — what wealth he acquired he doesn ' t say but we are of the opinion that " ' Tis better to have tried and failed than — . " During his four years Sparky has worked arduously for the Log. His contributions have been along the lines of poetry but he has also added a great deal from his store of wit. From down deep comes forth his humor that is quite subtle and always good for a laugh. Sparky is independent. Edward Stitt Burns " Bob " " Quema " " Pepper " Pittsview, Alabama BOB was born one year after the Jamestown Exposition in Mar- bury, Alabama. Passing lightly over the obscure and painful period known as high school " daze, " behold him, several summers and as many winters later, emerging into the spotlight at Auburn. There someone carelessly allowed a copy of " Robinson Crusoe " to fall into his hands; hence he de- parted from the " loveliest village of the plain " and " Thirty-One " received another rebel. In his four years here his unfailing good humor and steadiness have won him as many friends as he has ac- quaintances. Try to get him " riled " — just try! After you have worn yourself down to a grease spot you will find you ha ve not even dented his affability. He will wrestle anyone in the crowd for a small sum; and will throw him, too, unless the coming opponent is not well above the average. In short, when the roll is called, Bob will be there — but if he isn ' t, there will be many present who will be glad to answer up for him. Gymkhana 4 Log Staff 4, 3, 2 Varsity Soccer 4; a31f Trident Staff 4, 3, 2 Associate Editor Log 1 Editor Trident Magazine 1 2 P. O. Wrestling 2, 1 Class Basketball 4 2 P. (). Page l6j Charles Edison Anderson ' " Andy " Miller, Georgia C " 1 E. WITH great regret shook . the dust of Georgia from his feet and ambled slowly through gate 3 to view the future with solemn and thoughtful eye. Thus Andy came into our midst after attending the school of hard knocks on an oil tanker, at Georgia Tech. and at Marion Institute. With a cool, pleasing personality he soon rose high in the estimation of those that surrounded him. His inexhaustible store of general knowl- edge marked him as a plebe, and since then has proved a source of constant grief to the gentlemen of the fourth class. Academics troubled him little. In the athletic field, he is one of Spike ' s gladiators by winter and one of Kid Mohler ' s horsehide heavers by spring. In the fall, one of Morpheus ' most ardent worshipers. True southern gentleman, with a heart as big as a G. O. P. elephant, he goes from us as he came, unchanged by his four years, with the exception of the loss of a few hairs from his noble pate. Rudolph Joseph Fabian " Rudy " " Fabe " Butte, Montana ALONG cherished dream was realized the day Ruddy pitched his tent on the shores of the Severn. The call of the sea has lured many a man but no one more so than this candidate from the " wide open spaces. " Not to be outdone by his brother, out of ' 23, he determined that a career at Uncle Sam ' s Cradle of Sea Power was not beyond his reach. Since the first odor of stencil ink Rudy has been going ahead full speed. His formula includes conscientiousness mixed with the right amount of pleas- ant diversion. What could be a better means of attainging success? As a roommate he has no equal. When it comes to doing such favors as winding the vie, or giving you his last drop of hair tonic, he never flinches. He would even drag your O. A. O. ' s girl friend. As a result of continued and well directed application he has maintained a high class standing; and with the same amount of that well-known Navy Fight, he will have a leading role in that musical play entitled " No More Rivers. " Bugle Corps 4, 3, 2, I Musical Clubs 3, 2, 1 Director Musical Club 1 Gvnikhana 4 N. A. Ten 1 C. P. o. Page 166 Hop Committee 3, 2, 1 Chairman, Ring Dance Committee 2 A. C. A., Vice-Pres. 1 Three Stripes i Jay Stevens Anderson " Andy " " Jay " Butte, Montana BUTTE is famous for two things, Andy and copper. Needless to say, both are of vital importance to the Navy. After leading an exciting life in Mexico, a mining school failed to satisfy his craving for action; so he left the State School of Mines — after completing two years — to join the ranks of the Pampered Pets. As a student Jay divides his time between the Cosmo and his studies, managing to squeeze in enough of the latter to stand well up in the class. Neither academics nor drags worry him — he simply takes them or leaves them. Andy has a happy carefree disposition that is hard to alter, even when facing such a misfortune as a watch on a hop night. When he is alone with his banjo, all ' s well with the world. Not being an outstanding athlete, he finds an outlet for his talents in shows, plays, and smokers. The Navy will never change him — just as he came he leaves — with a pleasant word for everyone. An enemy of none, he is a true companion and a real friend. Charles Cochran Kirkpatrick " Chile " " Kirk " " Pat " " Irish " San Angelo, Texas KIRK came to us from Texas, endowed with a sunny, happy- go-lucky nature which the Naval Academy has not altered. Truly a son of the Southwest, he has shown us the real meaning of that old phrase, " Out where the handclasp ' s a little stronger, that ' s where the West be- gins. " The Bugle Corps threw out its tentacles and drew him in, thereby making the find of the season. Soon the N. A. Ten claimed him to fill the position of " gentleman drummer, " and in this he is unexcelled in all arts of performance. Study hours are leisure hours to Kirk, and steam tables are novels in his hands. Being an ardent bridge hand, he is not at all adverse to " sitting in. " Social affairs hold no terrors for him, and many events are graced by his presence. Picture one easy to get along with, ever willing to forget his own troubles, and never failing to lend a hand to a classmate or friend, and a cheerful mien combined with all the other essential qualities of a true roommate — that ' s Kirk. Bugle Corps 4, 3, 2, 1 Musical Clubs 3. 2, 1 Director Musical Club 1 Gvnikhana 4 N. A. Ten 1 C. P. o. Bugle Corps 4, 3 Gymkhana 4 Class Baseball 4 Musical Clubs 3, 2, 1 Assistant Director 2 U. S. N. A. Ten 3, 2, 1 Director 1 Hop Committee 1 Pep Committee 1 Regimental C. P. O. Page i6y Richard Nott Antrim " Dick " " Champ " " Punchy " Peru, Indiana LEAVING behind him the famous circus city in the garden spot of the world, he chose to be one of Uncle Sam ' s pampered pets on the Severn. Under no circumstances forgetting or permitting others to forget his colorful background, he expeditiously adjusted himself to the easy going cadence of Academy life. And now we observe the champ whom everybody knows. The strength of his own convictions, whether right or wrong, combined with his own self- made philosophy about love, the Navy, and life in general are the salient points in his make-up. If he wants to do anything — consider it done. Mere obstacles cannot detain him. Stop him before a football game and ask him if he is all set for the fray. Dick is always set. Injuries may make the going a little tougher but they never stop him. At a time when others call the situation a predica- ment, we always find the champ holding topside. The future is a long way off ; but when success is handed out he will be in line. Arnold Henry Holtz " Arnie " " Ike " Manitowoc, Wisconsin FROM the wilds of the Badger State to the shores of the sweep- ing Severn. In the summer of 1927 the " Pride of Manitowoc, " called by the sea and thrilled with the power of the great gray ships, donned the Blue and Gold, took a reef in his belt, and swung his prow into the wind. Academics were considered merely a means to help fill the long hours from reveille to taps. Bowing at the altar of the Goddess of Slumber, he worshiped none before here. Christmas leave of Second Class Year, however, saw a change in Ike. Not so much blandness remained; his nonchalance was less. Arnie had found the one girl! Books came down from their shelves. The old slide-rule began to smoke. There could be but one explanation: " I ' ve got to amount to something, for she thinks I ' m the stuff. " YVe, too, hold a high opinion of Arnie. We have no worry as to the certainty of his success. The Hall of Fame is select, but the niche right next to ours is reserved — for Arnie. He will be there. F,.ot hall 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " 4; " NA " 3,i Wrestling 4, 3, 2 Class Basketball 3 2 P. O. Page l6S owling 4, 3 lass Basketball 3 ass Track 4, 3 Lucky Bag Staff 2 P. O. , anJ Thomas Ashworth, Jr. " Tommy " " Ash " Payette, Idaho BEHOLD a man with a rare com- bination of qualities — a man able to work hard and take it easy at the same time. As to the former, well, Tommy never aimed at a mere 2.5 or 3.0, but kept his place in the savvy sections with only a moderate amount of effort. A baseball player par excellence, he stood high in the ranks of the " plumbers, " his " hava-hava " always right there at the crucial moment to inspire that well-known double play and win the game. As for taking it easy, that is one of the best things he does. Witness innumerable bull-sessions, countless games of cribbage, semi-weekly movies frequent caulking periods. Tommy never cared much about reading. He ' d always rather talk with someone, which may be one of the reasons why he has so many friends. Tommy ' s one of those who can get the most of four years like ours here, both in knowledge and in good times. If the rest of his cruise through life continues like the part we ' ve seen, it ' s certain to be " un buen viaje. " Allan Lorentz Reed " Judge " " Jl " Little Rock, Arkansas AFTER spending a very successful year at the University of Ark- ansas the Judge decided that the Navy offered more opportunities than civilian life; so he came to the Acad- emy to be greeted with the familiar " Mister, can you change the name of ....? " The old belief that Arkansas cannot produce a star man was quickly dis- proved when Al rose up in arms against the academics. Being a savoir, he is able to give much time to the Log, as well as to books on the Navy and foreign affairs, which hold a special attraction for him. Swimming, hops, and caulking are his favorite pastimes. From going on leave to boning a lesson, the Judge faces them all with the same energy and determination. A truer friend cannot be found, and an evening spent in listening to his hearty laugh — you don ' t have to be in the room to hear it — numerous puns — and the banging of his time worn pipe on the wastebasket, leaves one feeling that the Navy isn ' t so bad after all. • ' »• ' Club Baseball 4. 3, 2, 1 Numerals 4; " N " 3, 2, 1 Captain 1 Hop Committee 2, 1 Ring Dance Committee Star 2. 1 1 P. O. Star 4, 3, 2, 1 Swimming 2 Log Staff 2 Christmas Card Committee M. P. O. Page i6q Robert Milton Bowstrom " Bob " " Blimp " Grand Rapids, Michigan Maurice Hibschman " Maury " " Hibby " Spokane, Washington AFTER having been graduated from high school, Bob prepped two years for the Academy; and finally considering himself ready to take this step in his career, he left the woods and wilds on the weekly train (though he still insists that Michigan is part of civilization) for dear old Crabtown. In him we quickly perceived the inherent characteristics of all one seeks in a man but rarely finds. Be- neath that good-natured, unruffled surface, the water really runs very deep, as only those who really know him can fully realize. His natural ability soon brought him a recognition in athletics. Who of us can forget those beautiful long punts of Bob ' s on those clear, frosty afternoons in Philly and Baltimore? And while it may be these things by which most of us may remember him in the years to come, yet there is something far deeper in Bob himself. Good luck, Bob, on the rough seas of life — the good will of us all will follow you until courses of those seas may again bring us together in the renewal of memories and friendships. THE West can proudly claim another success in the molding of such a character as has this man Hibschman. His efficiency in small details make the solutions to the difficult problems seem apparent; and with a keen insight of what the other person ' s point of view may be, he plans — then has the answer long before the facts are collected in your mind. As Business Manager of the Lucky Bag he has showed his excellent abilities, for he took charge and helped edit a faultless annual. Being crew manager, he looked after the needs of the boys with the mighty backs and took care of each minute detail. Besides all this, he stands at the head of his class in academics. His personality has perhaps out- shone his leadership, but the combina- tion of the two clearly shows the man. He is a model classmate, always thoughtful and considerate of every- one. His manners are irreproachable and depict the manly courage which is so much his nature. The name of Hibschman will surely carrv the success in life as it has here. Football 4, 3. 2, 1; " NA " Block " N " 3, 2, 1 Captain 1 Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 " NA " 3, 2; " N " 1 " N " Club Company Representativ 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Page 170 Business Manager, Lucky Bag Assistant Manager of Crew 4, 3, 2 Manager of Crew " N " 1 " N " Club Expert Rifleman Star 4, 3, 2, 1 Five Stripes Ward Bronson " Branny " Rochester, New York UPON first acquaintance with that drawl you cannot help but know that Bronny is from the state of New York, and as a Navy Junior his sub- sequent school days were somewhat scattered. Rochester, Panama, Calif- ornia, and Annapolis are all familiar; so he entered the Naval Academy thoroughly versed in the ways of the world. To us it may seem strange that one in a " naval atmosphere " should be so interested in the hunting game. We note with concern and yet with approval that the photographs of the fair sex which formerly adorned his locker have now been replaced by those of horses and hounds. As a pal and companion, Betty is always ready to lend a hand or join in in time of fun. Quiet and level- headed, he limits his best friends to a comparative few; but to these he shows his sincere esteem and con- sideration that is truly appreciated. Possessed of an inquisitive mind and an amazing ability for observing small details, coupled with a breadth of com- mon sense, he will always hold his own. Austin Roger Brunelli " Bunny " " Jose " Raton, New Mexico WE DO not know what a stranger first notices in the character of this gay caballero from New Mexico: but to us, his roommates, he is dis- tinguished as the possessor of an acute, logical mind that never admits the superiority of a textbook or prob- lem. Extensive work carried on at Colorado College gave him sufficient preparation to face academic work with impunity. Consequently, as a midshipman he has participated in many outside activities, his chief interest being in his association with the business administration of the Log. He is by no means above enjoying humor and pleasantries, and beneath this outer veneer lies a seriousness and dignified sterness that is only too evident when occasion demands. Usually Jose enjoys life but there are rare moments when the smile deserts and leaves him with a darkened out- look on the world. Fortunately, at these intervals he customarily goes to bed, and the next morning finds him his former self even when he finds that the assistant has not closed the windows. 1 1,« Tennis Squad 4, 3, 2 G. P. O. Log Staff 4, 3, 2, 1 Log Board 1 Business Manager 1 Boxing 4 Class Baseball 3 Varsity Baseball 1 Class Football 2 Star 2, 1 C. P. o. Page iyi Bruce Lewis Carr " Box " " B. .. " Dayton, Ohio TWO years after graduating from Roosevelt High School, this enterprising young man decided in favor of the Navy life. And as a result, the Naval Academy admitted a lad well qualified to take care of his part in the academic work. He readily fell in with the usual routine of the Academy. The first two months of the term were spent in making a safe margin in velvet, and as a result the last two months found Bruce with a Cosmo and a happy countenance. Bruce has taken part in quite a few sports and activities. He is an ardent sport fan, being both participant and on-looker. He is a hard and steady worker on the track squad, and is an ardent supporter of all Navy teams. A quiet, unassuming youth, but a staunch friend and always willing to lend a helping hand to the Middy who happens to be in need. Bruce commands the respect of all those who have come in contact with him. And we who know him are proud to claim his friendship. A true classmate in every sense of the word. Class Soccer 4; " 1931 ' Plebe Lacrosse 4 Class Football 3 Winter Track 2 2 P. O. Page 17? John Furman Greathouse " Great " " Jack " " John Brown " Decatur, Texas IN THE summer of 1927, a certain young giant, hailing from the Lone Star State, became a member of the Naval Academy. We soon found that this towering youth had more fun in him than any four of us. Plebe Summer was just the opportunity for him to try out the pranks that came to his mind; yes, he surely did. However he did not confine his unbounded energy to making fun, but when the call came for the football squad he was right there, and by dint of conscientious work, and good bone and muscle, he became a member of one of the finest Plebe teams the Academy has turned out. He repeated his success in basketball and crew, making three varsity num- erals in his Plebe Year. His good qualities are not limited to athletics; for he has a personality that has won for him, we venture to say, more friends than fall to the lot of the most of us. They are attracted by his unfailing good humor and " hail, fellow, well met " attitude. Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 Boxing 1 Basketball 4 Class Basketball 3, 1 Art Editor Log 1 Log Staff 4. 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. John Daniel Cashman " Jack " Redwood City, California JACK ' S first appearance was made in igoS, in none other than that paradise known as " God ' s country, " called San Francisco. Being so near the sea, it was only natural that after four years of " Old Sequoia " he should turn his steps towards Annapolis and the Navy. Once here, it didn ' t take this tall lad long to " get under way, " and Plebe year saw him crash the " acs " as well as a little football and lots of crew. Although some steam and math Youngster year kept Jack from active participation in the " big sports, " he has always managed to keep in the best of condition. Jack has that knack of " getting on " with the rest of the boys; and when a fellow can make as many friends as he has, it would be useless to say more in that respect. As to the future we cannot say, but one thing is certain: this thoughtful and quiet, yet playful boy, will cer- tainly show the Service what a com- bination of the " Golden West " and ' " 31 " will produce in a man. " Hey, Joe, let ' s turn in. The math is fruit. " Edward Pindar Trenholme - Ted " Columbia, Missouri FROM Montreal Ted migrated to Missouri when still a wee lad. The son of a university professor, he early in life concluded that the learning of the family should not be confined to the narrow academic channels of a pedagogue. Books and school were frowned upon while hunting, fishing, and dreams of adventure cuddled up to him and won his heart. As the years passed the glory of our Navy won Ted. Hard, deter- mined boning was rewarded with an appointment as a midshipman. Plebe Year found him striving for ' 31 in class football and on the water polo squad. The following spring he was in a shell spending his energies on the 150-pound crew. Ted likes to plan and dream, is keen on business propositions — the stock market is a favorite theme. His ideals are based on sound prin- ciples. Could Ted ' s life be filled with those thrusts of fire which he has shown when momentarily downed by the academics — times when the book- worm and idle reveries were at rest — his life would be a most happy success. Crew 4, 1 2 P. O. Class Football 4 Plebe Water Polo 1501b Crew 3 2 P. O. Page 173 John Barr Colwell " Collie " Pawnee City, Nebraska JOHN BARR COLWELL, here- inafter referred to as Collie, entered the world and grew to manhood in the town of Pawnee City, Nebraska, a region sometimes called " God ' s Country. " At the tender age of seventeen an idea struck him apparently with great force. This took him to Hall ' s War College for a period of preparation, and thence to Annapolis. It didn ' t take Collie long to get " house broke " with surprising ease and " sang froid. " He starred in academics his Plebe Year and the year following, and is still at it. Collie is game. He takes things as they come. Of course, if they come at times with harrying perversity as they will do, he strains at the leash; but who does not? Collie is human, and his own human failings together with his generosity and sympathy endear him to his classmates. As master of ceremonies at a " bull session " he is unsurpassed. To those who know him, his wise-cracks form a necessary part of the day ' s routine. Amongst us, he will not be forgotten Robert Schley Fahle " Bob " Houston, Texas PRIMARILY a Missourian, Bob heeded the call of the wide open spaces at a tender age and became a firm advocate of the land of mesquite and mescal before deciding to picture himself in blue. Carefree, generous, genuinely friendly, he has made a host of friends and incidentally has had a happy existence as one of " the inmates. " There were dark intervals of course, but these were short-lived; and old R. S. was soon operating at full load as one of the lighter spirits. This quality has made him a friend and a roommate to be appreciated. The sad case of Rip Van Winkle was a horrible example of the joys and com- forts to be found in a home infested by a nagging wife. ' Overcoming a lurking tendency toward the Radiator Club Bob has become a gymnast of no mean ability. However, he still finds time to combat the strong back and weak mind com- bination by indulging a taste for good books and music. In a word, he is a regular, and takes ' em as they come. Fencing Manager ' . Track 4 Star 4, 3, 2, 1 " N " Club M. P. O. Page 174 John Henry Cook, Jr. " Johnny " " Santa Claus " Clarksdale, Mississippi Alden Hatheway Irons " Rusty " " Red " Wilmington, Delaware JOHNNY is one of the light-hearted kind and many a weary hour has been lightened by his good natured " horse play. " As evidence of this just cast a casual glance at his left ear. He started to grow cauliflowers and in one of his rough and tumbles made excellent progress. But do you think he cares? Not a bit! He is usually right there in the thick of it, and when the heap untangles you will find Santy Claus on the bottom with a big grin on his face. But he knows the meaning of the old adage that says something about a time for work and a time for play — witness — " Gwan boy, I ain ' t got time to fool with you i j ' now! If you ever want a real shipmate — one who will stick by you through thick and thin — go Claus Cook. Take know! We wish Johnn r good luck and are confident that he will make friends in the Navv as he did here. and get Santy it from us — we BACK in the summer of ' 27 Rusty graduated from Wilmington High School in the spacious state of Dela- ware and came to Annapolis. His advent, accompanied by a great deal of speculation concerning almost in- numerable freckles, was a happy one; and the passing of the years has only deepened our regard for, and admir- ation of, the " sorrel top. " Crew was his specialty Plebe Year when he coxwained the ' 3 1 shell to a memorable victory at Poughkeepsie, bringing back from his trip up the Hudson a flock of jerseys and his very own glass bottomed " beer mug " — but that was before he started growing out of his uniforms. At almost any odd moment, how- ever, when no bridge games were in progress within walking distance, he could be found absorbed in the con- tents of the " Saturday Evening Post, " or, perchance, looking for the person with similar literary tastes who had discovered his place of concealment of the coveted article. If good wishes mean anything, his success and happiness are assured. Wrestling 4, 3 2 P. O. Crew, Plebe " 31 " Crossed Oar Gvmkhana 4 2 P. O. P " gf 175 Thomas Henry Copeman " Cope " " Tom " Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania A RUGGED stature, strength, en- durance, and withal a keen mind, cool patience, and practical ability — these characteristics mark him for the Service. Why so many desirable traits should be lavishly bestowed upon one man is hard to understand, but to know him is to feel his worth and to admire him. Tom had spent a year at Penn State before the urge to follow the sea brought him to us. He has always shown an aptitude for practical rather than academic instruction, but by no means has he been worried by the scholastic departments. In athletics, crew has claimed most of his time. Beginning early Plebe Year, and tak- ing advantage of strong arms and shoulders, he surprised both himself and the coaches by acquiring remark- able ability with the oar. Cope ' s ambition is to fly, as is shown by his wide knowledge and keen interest in aviation. Then, too, he has a strong liking for the Marines. His natural coolness of mind and quick decision should fit him for either. Francis Alvin McKee " Red " " Mac " Pomeroy, Ohio AS one of Ohio ' s chosen sons Red has had a standard to maintain. When Plebe Summer had gone its way and the struggle with academics began, Red decided to become a savoir. He did, and has maintained that enviable record since. Mac has always been a glad helper, especially at the times when the sledding was unusually difficult and his smile seems ever to be present. He is unusually busy and his activi- ties are many and varied. e may add that when he becomes interested in anything, he always does it well. Red plays a good game of tennis, and a fair game of basketball. Mac is a thorough gentleman, quiet, upright, and a favorite of the fair sex. A little humor plus a little argument, and an abundance of common sense, — these will give you an idea of this remarkable classmate. One, with whom these four years together are not only resplendent but an education in themselves. Plebe Crew 2 P. O. Cross Country 4 Class Basketball 4. 3 ■og 3, 2, 1 ,og Staff 1 Manager Naval Academy Cut Exchange 1 Two Stripes Page 176 Richard Henry Crane " Dick " Waterbury, Connecticut CONNECTICUT ' S loss was Navy ' s gain; for when Dick entered these portals of learning, he brought with him a never-say-die spirit that will carry him far. Non athletic himself, he is one of the Academy ' s staunchest supporters in all Navy sports. In the spring one may find him every night on Lawrence Field making himself useful and in- valuable to the baseball team as a hard-working manager. At times he gets a bit worried about the academics but the score is always in his favor; and the life must surely agree with him, if bright eyes, a smiling face, and an increase in waistline are any measure. A " Red Mike " by nature and desire, he has yet to fall for the wiles of any pretty maid; but we are all waiting for that day. A maximum of sleep and food and a minimum of study would be paradise for this boy, but when there is work to be done he is always the first to lend a hand or do a favor. It has been said that " still water runs deep " — one can find an example of this in Dick. Walter Paul Schoeni " Pablo " " Chipper " Portland, Oregon FROM the far-western state of Oregon comes this quiet, unas- suming, big hearted boy. His pleasing personality just makes you like him. At the start we thought we had another perfectly good " Red Mike " but such was not Fate ' s decree; when the fair ones see him, things start to pick up immediately. He stands well up in his class, without boning, and thus is a type which we all admire. Although not a lover of text-books, he will gladly give up his time to help out a wooden shipmate who is in need of extra instruction in Math. Pablo got away to a racing start in athletics his Plebe year. He rowed on the Plebe Varsity. The next year found him sticking ' em in and pulling ' em out up there with the Varsity. When he starts a thing he does it and does it right. To be an oarsman takes lots of hard work, persistence, stamina, and plenty of good old Navy fight. Paul is an oarsman and a gentleman at all times. When you have this lad for a friend, you have a real friend. Baseball Manager 4, 3, 2 1 P. O. Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 " 31 " Crossed Oar 4 " NA " 3; " N " 2 Captain 1 Two Stripes Page 177 James Charles Dempsey " Jack " " Jimmy " Brooklyn, New York YES girls, the wave is natural. Here is the true son of Erin as should be, and yet his brief sojourns in New London, Brooklyn, and Key West have done little to change him. With the name of Dempsey and an inherent love for combat, his aspira- tions naturally turned towards the squared circle. " What a life; two pounds over — half starved, and it is Friday again. " However, every wintry Saturday night, one hundred and fifteen pounds of dynamite dolled up in blue and gold trunks are ready to commit mayhem on some luckless victim. Jack is certainly a credit to his namesake and to Spike. Passing to the social side we find a man who deems the fair sex to be an essential part of his life, if we may take the number of letters that he receives as a criterion. It is with no few regrets that we see Jack pass from among us, his old friends, to make new ones by his kind hearted nature. John Benjamin Fellows, Jr. " Jed " Fitchburg, Massachusetts A CHEERFUL, vivacious and good-humored personality easily enables John to be liked upon first appearances, and a longer acquaint- ance produces frank admiration. His nature, neither radical nor conserva- tive, carried him smoothly along thru these four years, strengthen friend- ships more each day, while his infective humor and steadfast loyalty helped many a classmate from some un- pleasant rout. Academically, John isn ' t bothered, for a combination of Massachusetts savviness and a thoroughness in preparation have successfully enabled him to complete each term with a goodly reserve of velvet. His athletic activities have been confined mostly to basketball and track along with a somewhat sketchy career in company baseball, but should one wish a few fast sets of tennis, a game of cribbage, or a thrill at the movies, John is a willing companion. Hoxing 3, 2 bNAt 3; bNt 2 " N " Club G. P. O. Page I 7S r Track 4; Small " SI ' Class Basketball 3 Class Tennis 2 2 P. O. H. George De Young " Bud " " Ht-n-ry " Miskegon, Michigan UPON the shores of Lake Michigan there is a place called Muskegon. It is an old Indian name but the city is full of Swedes and Hollanders. This city is famous for various reasons, one being the fact that it is the birth- place of our own Henry. Bud undoubtedly obtained his long- ing for the sea while looking out over the waves of Lake Michigan, and he thereupon decided to investigate the then current rumor that the United States possessed a Navy. At first he encountered a little difficulty getting into the Academy, but being a per- sistent individual he soon had his appointment. In the meantime, he had been majoring in Chemistry at Michigan State; so this may account for the fact that he promptly went unsat in this subject at the first opportunity. Nevertheless, Henry has always man- aged to keep one jump ahead of the academics. His good humor and radiant smile have won him a host of friends during these past years, and it is with the deepest regret that we view his leave. Tames Albert Murphy " Pete " Mari.in, Texas PETE " came from the wide open spaces, down Texas way to be exact, where they grow ' em big and full of fun. He is just as you would picture him — big, slow moving, easy going, humorous, and good natured. You never hear of his being really griped. And as for giving anyone a ' growl ' — that word is not in his dictionary. He has his share of faults, no doubt, but you would have a sweet time finding them under all of that good humor. He doesn ' t try to be funny, but he takes the cake the way he comes down with the right thing at the wrong time — or vice versa. Corner him sometime and have him tell you how he played a cornet in a band when he didn ' t know one note from its closest relation. Easy going — he hasn ' t a care in the world. At least, if he has, he keeps it well hidden. He doesn ' t worry about academics or anything, but just takes the hand that life deals him and stands pat — a truly happy way to live. His absence at the Academy will be keenly felt. Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1 P. O. WrestliiiK 4, 3, 2, 1 Football 4 Class Football 2 " B " Squad 1 Class Baseball 4, 2 2 P. O. Page 170 l Lucian Frank Dodson " Rid " Greenville, Illinois AFTER trying the higher education of his own native state at Green- ville College, Red decided that his abilities would have more chance for expansion in the Navy. Although not knowing the difference between a subchaser and a battleship, he plunged into the storms of plebe year and came out finding himself well ahead of the academic depart- ments and well liked by those who came in contact with him. Red has a great liking for variety, as is evidenced by his trying out at tennis, soccer, swimming, juice gang, reception committee, and even com- pany football. No hop is complete unless you can find his name on the late liberty list as one of " those escorting. " Illinois is usually favored with his Scotch wit and agreeable personality during Christmas and September leaves, but the canoeing trips of Second Class Summer, and Philadel- phia " after the game, " will always be among his favorite memories of leaves. Red ' s wit and other likeable char- acteristics will take him far. Charles William McKinney " Mac " Vincennes, Indiana HIDDEN away in the Mid-west was a small university infested bv the younger denizens of Indiana. Among those in quest of sweetness and light was a right merry lad who aspired to become a merchant prince, a man of leisure, to have a butler, wear a silk hat, and have a private pew in church. Why he suddenly changed from Joe College to Joe Gish, we know not. As he is lover of gayety, he worships at the shrine of Terpsichore and de- lights in conversing with the " sterner sex. " It is rumored that he developed a remarkable proficiency in canoeing during Second Class Summer nights, but he has remained immune to any affaire du ' coeur. In the spring, Mac assuages his thirst for sport by man- aging the baseball team, a position which gives ready outlet to his irre- pressible business instincts. Since, " when in Paris, he can do nearly as well as the Parisians, " and has the ability to adjust himself to any occasion, he is a welcome addition to any gathering whether it be for a frolic or a fray. Reception Committee 2, 1 Glee Club 2 Tennis 4 .luice Gang 2 Ring Dance Committee 2 P. O. Pa«r iSo Assistant Baseball Manager 4, 3, 2 Baseball Manager 1 Class Gym 4, 3 Reception Committee 2, 1 Luckv Bag Staff 1 P. O. John Orem Fillmore Dorsett " Jack " Indianapolis, Indiana JACK started to enter West Point, but on second thought did better; so here he is in the Navy. He grad- uated from " Tech " High School with high honors, and he had a high stand- ing for his two years at Purdue. It became apparent during Plebe Summer that he was quick to learn the ways of the Navy, making expert with the rifle and pistol. He then starred during the following academic course. His roommates, as well as the instructors, were quick to see that he has a very clear mind; and this clear mind with the neat way he works things out have helped many a denser mind. His greatest hobbies are playing classical music and acting. He is by no means a poor athlete and can hold his own at most games, but he much prefers to be an actor or a musician. Jack is a fine fellow, a good mixer, and even a good roommate — perhaps it is because he is one of those few men who have enough of their own clothes for themselves as well as for their " wives. " Carlton Charles Lucas " Luke " " Carl " Fort Harrison, Indiana AH, I ' m good I am! " So says Carl when he finally sees a faint glimmering light and begins to realize what the steam lesson is all about. You are mistaken, though, if you think he is conceited; for when he really excels in anything, one never hears a word from his lips. Any afternoon during the Winter one may drop around to the big swimming pool and watch Luke rise gracefully from the spring board, perform several intricate maneuvers in mid-air, unwind, and slip into the water with scarcely a ripple. He is a fancy diver of the first water; tennis is an open book to him; and as a foot- ball man, Carl is a guard of no mean ability. A year at Butler University con- vinced him that a civilian pursuit was not to his liking, and we have been the ones to profit. According to Carl ' s philosophy, " Life isn ' t all smooth sailing, and when times are rough, what ' s the use of bucking the pitch and roll — might as well ride it out, for smooth water always follows! " Crew 4, " 31 " ; Fencing 4, 3, f31t; Gymkhana 4; Choir 4, 3, 2; Masqueraders 2, 1, Director 1; Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Director 1; Radio Club 3, 2, 1; Star 4, 2, 1; Orchestra 3; Batt. C. P. 0. Class Football 2, " 1931 " Swimming 4, 3, 2, 1 s31t; sNt; Captain 1 Tennis 4, 2, 1; t.31t; tNAt Expert Rifleman Two Stripes Page iSi William Archer Dunn " 5,7 " " Pa " Eupora, Mississippi OLD PAL came to us from the old Lone Star State after decid- ing that Texas A. M. was a fine place, but that he would rather come to the Naval Academy, where he would not be bothered with the co-eds. He, however, is a native of Mississippi. Bill possesses a rare combination of common sense and an active brain that has won the respect of all who know him, and there are few who would attempt to better him at the gentle art of repartee. Pal is a living example of what one can sincerely term the old Navy Spirit. He prides himself on knowing who is who in our Navy, and not without reason. Ask the plebes. Academically Bill suffers from the intense and spas- modic desires to become a savoir, but in the times between the lapses create a terrible havoc in his marks and another good man is posted on the tree. Pal is always ready to do his share and more, and the spirit in which he accomplished it will go a long way to establish him as a real man. Clifton Iverson " Sven " " Ivy " Badger, Minnesota A SUNNY smile, surrounded by a rotund figure which is the very embodiment of the spirit of joviality, introduces our irrespressible Norseman. For years he wandered among the snowdrifts of Minnesota; then finally followed the footsteps of his brother to the Academy. Easy going, and likeable; always ready to give you a hand at anything; willing to lend you anything and ever handy with his cigarettes; big hearted and pleasant — that is Sven. For two years the academics held topside on Sven, and only by super- lative spurts, emblematical of Sven in a crisis, was he able to down them. But since Youngster Year he has held them well in check, thereby being able to devote more of his time to the more pleasant things of life — sleep, bulling, and les dames. And, with the secure knowledge that he will fulfill all that we can ever hope for him, we wish him a happy and a successful career in the Navy. He likes the Navy and has embodied in himself the characteristics and ability that will never let him fail. % L Boxing Squad 3 Class Baseball 4 2 P. O. Page 182 jflTlttK Expert Rifleman Class Lacrosse " 28 ' 2 P 11 w Lee Adrian Ellis " Lee " " Elly " Milwaukee, Wisconsin LEE has always wanted to travel. At the age of ten he started to see the world. After three days of fasting, however, he decided that there was no place like home. Nevertheless, he kept the idea of traveling in the back of his head, and after prepping a year at Hall ' s War College, he entered the Naval Academy. Every man has one great love. It might be his pipe or his morning paper, but Lee is distinctive in that he has two loves: his girl and his pipe. Academics have never bothered him directly; usually he is on the sunny side of a star. He had the misfortune, however, of picking a roommate who goes unsat periodically, causing him no little academic con- cern. His vices? He has none — except a mania for books, movies, his wife ' s skags, and a sense of humour that will make him a popular shipmate wherever he may be. May you ever travel with the leaders, Lee! Charles Eugene Kirkpatrick. " Kirk " " Charley " Price, Utah OLIT of the west he came, tempted by the briny breezes off the Great Salt Lake, to join the Navy. And join it he did after a period of preparation at Hall ' s War College. The first term of Plebe Year, his first fall at the Academy, found Kirk in a plebe varsity football suit. His first winter found him fighting for the dear old " Sixth " over in the armory, and his first spring battling with the ham- and-eggers over on Worden Field. Since then he has been battling with the academics so he could be sat when each season rolled around. The fair sex? Not until Youngster Cruise did Kirk succumb to their wiles, and not until Second Class Year did he free himself from their tentacles. Boston was his Mecca but since then it has become his Waterloo. His worries? Juice and Steam perhaps, but none other than academics. His vices? Curly hair, and a hankering for yodeling records are his worst. A real classmate and a real " wife " - and a real shipmate he is bound to be. Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1 f.31t: fXt; " N " Star " N " Club Star 4 Two Stripes " N " Club Football 4, 3, 2, 1 • ' 31 " 4; " NA " 2; " N " 1 Lacroppe 4; " 31 " 4 2 P. O. Page 183 Edmund Lyford Engel " Ed " Everett, Washington HE came out of God ' s country — the land of rugged snow-capped mountains and nestling green valleys — " For the call of the running tide is a wild call and a clear call that cannot be denied. " That memorable day -in Plebe Sum- mer, Ed ' s first words were, " Hell, did I leave home for this? " , as he dropped his bags, and surveyed his private domicile — his to be for four years. Ed has since proved those first impres- sions we received from our first meet- ing. Clean-cut, ever ready to lend a hand, a great thinker and a comrade. Born in Everett, and educated there, Ed has seemed to have been given something that has made him naturally savvy, for he never seems to worry about his studies. And too, he spends a great deal of his time with serious books and the like. On the soccer field he is as equally successful as he is in his academics. However, he is perhaps most successful in the acquisition of many friends and true. Ed will always be in our memories, the memories of many! Good Luck Ed! John Wendell Gannon " Gannon " " Skippt ' r " Lodi, California GANNON put in two years of varsity football at Lodi High School before coming to us for four, and thus put old Lodi on the map. He is one of the true native sons. Who doubts the truth of this state- ment after four years here with him? Not only has Gannon excelled in athletics and been prominent in act- ivities, but is there any better proof of a man ' s worth than the number and kind of friends that he has? An eon ago in Plebe Summer John ' s friendly smile and winning personality began to draw people to him. Only one year later his popularity and worthiness were proved by his being elected president of his class. To John may be given great credit for completing a course during which much of the boning was done on a bed. It is so much more restful; you rest the body while you work the brain. A very commendable philos- ophy, but — In all, those who have been inti- mately acquainted with Gannon have profited by his friendship and are glad that they know him. Sorcer 4. 3, 2, 1 Numerals 4 " NA " 3, 2; " I Wrestling 3. 2 Numerals 3, 2 Gymkhana 4 Class Bowling 2 2 I ' O. ' .;. ■ iS 4 Class President 3. 2, 1 Ring Committee Rind Dance Committee Pep Committee 3. 2, 1 N A C A 3, 2, 1 Football 3, 2, 1; " N ' 3,2,1 Plebe Football 4 Class Boxing 4, 3 Class Basketball 3 1 P.O. Egon Paul Engelhardt " £go» " " Eagle " Buffalo, New York Alexander Andrew Zuntag " .II " " Zander " Staten Island, New York E ' GON heard the call of the far off j sea from the shores of Lake Erie and came to us from the town of Buffalo one June morning. The young lad contributes to the Hall an air of seriousness when work- ing and a cheerful smile and greeting when not seriously engaged. Always joking and teasing, always happy, always smiling, yet he has underneath these apparent traits a heart of the largest capacity of understanding, sympathy and good will that ever could possibly be. He is decidedly worldly wise, and can discuss freely any subject found in Webster, and some not found there. Though not a born athlete, his hard work and perseverance make him well worthy of success. Baseball has always been his first calling. The high batting percentages must be credited to his hard work as batting practice pitcher. Handball and card games follow closely on baseball ' s heels. He has played the game squarely with all men, has made more than the average number of friends and bids fair to be an asset to the Service. AL has been an everlasting worker. He begins a job and keeps at it until he gets results. Such has been his experience at soccer. When others would think of enjoyment he thought of more practice — more effort. He admits that he is not the bright- est fellow in the class, but he has the surpassing persistence which gets the same results. He is a man of the old school — upholding to the letter the time worn customs and traditions of the school. A hard master because he works hard himself. He gives no task he could not do himself. He stands ready to help whomever he can whenever the occasion arises. He tends greatly to details and to introspection. Arguing is his prime characteristic. He will contend for time not recorded upon almost any question and at the end be on the same side and of the same opinion — no matter if the evi- dence is to the contrary. One of his accomplishments is playing pinochle. He says that it is due to environment; and this is agreed to by all present, for otherwise he would not be so good. Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 " NA " 4, 3; " N " 2, 2 P. O. Soccer 4. 3, 2, 1 " NA " 2; a31f 4. aNf 1 2 P. O. Page 185 Ernest Edwin Evans " Big Chief " " Chief " " Cherokee " Muskogee, Oklahoma ONE Friday, the thirteenth, thir- teen lively pounds of human " Chief " entered this old world. Superstitious? Not Chief! Radical from birth, he manifested his desire for travel, education, and militarism by joinging the Oklahoma National Guard and finally the Navy. As a plebe, Chief thought his mili- tary life was just " one bust after another " , but coming through that year with a philosophy of " life is what one makes it " , he established himself in the heart of every Middie. Endowed with an exceptionally brilliant mind, he advocates and prac- tices a minimum of study and a maxi- mum of reading and pleasure. This policy has enabled him to develop a shining personality and pleasant na- ture, together with a knowledge of psychology, religion, philosophy, love, or most any subject about which one desires to converse. As a wife he is reliable, big-hearted, and consistent, full of good jokes, " lend me two bits, pal, so I can call Baltimore, " laughs and sorrows, never gripes, always ambitious. Charles Melbourne Jett " Bud " " CM. " Evansville, Indiana JETT is one of the Academy ' s true gentlemen. Of course he was born that way and would be an honor to any institution. He is a man of high ideals despite the fact that he has life at it ' s rawest on both sides of the globe. He judges motives more than actions, has a hasty temper, and a keen sense of humour. He is generous to a fault, and is one of the best pals in the world. His love of adventure and excitement is leading him into aviation. Charley was considered one of the best gymnasts in California before his advent to the Academy, and he has certainly enhanced his record while in Macdonough Hall. When- ever he starts swarming up that rope, one thinks that Darwin might have been right after all. But that is only on the rope. His chief weaknesses are his yearn- ing for a French harp or a banjo. Given either of these two he can turn away his blues. He also has a penchant for poetry of the Kipling and Service type. We wish Charley good luck Wrestling 4 Class Foothill 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Class Football 4. 3, 2, 1 Numerals 2 Gvm 4, 3, 2, 1 ' Numerals 4, 3; E Nt 2 " N " Club 2 P. O. Pay rSti James Fawcett, Jr. " Spiggot " " Ike " " Jimmy " Marion, Illinois HERE folks is a product of Wil- liamson County, Illinois. Hav- ing been born and raised in this famous county of machine gun fame, is it not logical that he should adhere to the Navy with all of its ordnance? Spiggot is not a star man, as he quite often findsoccasion to match wits with the academic bloodhounds, but he possesses a very nimble mind and a motto of not worrying about the little things and letting the big things take care of themselves. A distinctive sea-going mien, a characteristic happy smile at all times, and a carefree attitude — that is Spig- got. Perhaps he is more or less of a Red Mike; but, as a little advice to any fair ones who may be interested in him, we might add that he is well worth the powder that it takes to shoot him. He has always been a friend to everyone of us, and we in turn wish him happiness in the great voyage which is to come. May he ever re- main the same: a fine Fawcett, a fine fellow, and a fine and true friend. Robert Edgar Hudson • ' Bob " Tulsa, Oklahoma OUT among the Indians and oil- wells of Oklahoma a very young man conceived a very fine ambition. Since that time Bob has been strug- gling to attain his goal. He entered the Academy as soon as he had turned the tender age of sixteen and thus became the youngest man in our class. Bob ' s hobby has been gymnastics; and since he entered, he has worked diligently to build up his body. That he has succeeded is evident; he has grown tall and broad-shouldered. His scholastic tendencies do not keep him from being a regular fellow; in fact, he is willing to neglect his studies altogether if there are prospects of a good argument. Bob ' s spirit is as restless as the sea that is to be his home. If he hitches his wagon to a star and rides it, he looks about for a bigger and faster star. And yet, in spite of his burning ambitions, Bob is at heart a dreamer. He enjoys the fanciful realm of poetry, anb each evening finds him deep in the pages of some musty volume. Ability, ambition, personality, per- fect health — well, you just watch Bob. Varsity Soccer 3, 2, 1 Plebe Soccer 4 2P i i Class Gym 3, 2 Two Smpc Page lS 7 Benjamin Prince Field " Benny " " B. P. " Eastlip, Long Island, New York BENJAMIN PRINCE FIELD, to give him his full name, is a native son of Long Island. As he has lived near the sea all his life, it is only natural that he should follow a sea- faring career by taking up the p rofes- sion of a naval officer. His life at the Naval Academy has been one that will bring fond memories to his roommates and friends. Such things as the marvelous voice one develops in the shower, the sweet tones of a broken violin (crushed during a family difference), and the beauty of Eastern girls may have been causes for disputes; but as time goes on they will all blend together as a happy memory of midshipman ' s life. But more than a memory, this four years of routine symbolizes an achieve- ment well done by Ben. It is hard to find a friend upon whom you may place absolute trust or one who will give you a good word when things go wrong. It is not exaggerating to say that Ben fulfills this ideal and that one will always be proud to know him as a friend. Joseph Emmett O ' Brien " Oby " " Joe " Billings, Montana BACK in the wilds of Montana some four years ago the N. P. speeded up to a dead stop. A lone passenger boarded. A few days later Gate 3 closed its iron doors behind another who had picked the Navy for a profession. Plebe Year we see this same figure on the football field doing his part so that his class might win the coveted Harvard Shield. Being a brute for punishment he turned to Crew. Night after night, up and down the river, this stalwart youth toiled at his oar with an everlasting hope that it would break. Second Class Year we find him still carrying his share of the load, this time working with that well known squad that all our hearts go out to. The Hustlers. It is said that he invented more time- saving devices and mechanical hook- ups in his spare moments than the human mind can conceive. This trait, coupled with a willingness to do his share, a smile and a cheer at all times, and a grave determination to set to and gain a higher mark, are things that will make us always remember Joe. Class Soccer 4 Numerals " 1931 ' Class Tennis 4, 3 Boxing Manager 4 2 P Page rSS Class Football 4, 3 " B " Squad 2 Ileef Points 2 2 P. O. d f Homer Edwin Ferrii.l " Red " Carbondale, Illinois AUBURN red hair, a weakness for women, the talent of an artist, and a love of life can best describe Red Ferrill. First of all he is a thor- oughly good fellow with a heart as big as Bancroft Hall, a smile that is as much a part of his makeup as his burnished top and a general likeable- ness that makes its impression where- ever he happens to be. He is forever a child with every- thing a new toy. And like a small boy, he is willing to try anything once. Red is a born adventurer and of the type that made the conquests of Pizarro and Cortez possible. Red is an artist. Not only can he handle his pen and pencil and tell stories on paper, but with painstaking care and patience, he constructs ship models in whose beauty, he, the creator, finds his reward. He can argue with you on any subject whether it is the moon, the tides, Einstein, music, love, or airplanes. Red ' s character is complex yet wholly simple. An inquisitive child with a heart of gold and a love of beautv, and there we have Red. Robert Edward Fojt " Bob " " Swede " Taylor, Texas A FOOTBALL drama: His ambi- tion was to win a place on the football team. Plebe year he was a fair end. At last a real opportunity at tackle to fight for a " Varsity berth. " Alas, before the season ' s practice had taken a definite turn he broke a bone in his leg. More than a month in the hospital; he fanned the embers of his ambition to the return. Worthwhile studying was impractical while he was lying on his back. The following year he again assailed the stronghold of successful football fame. Nothing could stand in his way this time. The irony of Fate! Just as he was becoming permanent as a first string man, a bone in the other leg gave away. Was that the reward for his efforts? Another Autumn in the hospital with the mocking thoughts of what he might be doin g and enjoy- ing. Despite the goadings of an unfortunate, unhappy star, his sun continued to shine. He never forgot to smile and be a jovial companion. The remaining years athletically he helped the football coaching staff and aspired to fame in the javelin throw. Class Football 3 Log Staff 3, 2 Log Board 1 2 P I . Football 4, 3, 1; " NA " Track 4, 3, 2, 1; " NA " 2 P. O. Page 189 I Edward Hanna Forney, Jr. " Ed " New York City, New York ED is a wanderer. To say that he r is from the Big City is not prec- isely true. However, he was appointed from there, and that in itself is a little adventure you can hear him tell. As a " nino " he lived in Cuba, and ever since has longed for the tropics, where snow never falls. Practical philosophy is one of his hobbies. Every once in a while he quotes this: " You can never under- stand the workings of a female mind. " No, he is not a " Scarlet Michael. " He merely discriminates, and he is a past master at it too! Athletics are of profound interest to Ed, and though he has not much natural ability, he has by dint of hard work won laurels that make some of the more fortunately endowed ones a little envious. Ed had the foundations of a good and strong character when he entered Navy. He has not failed to develop it. As he leaves Bancroft, he is a credit to home, friends, and Navv. Hazlett Paul Weatherwax " Wax " " Kanaka " Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii ON a hot plebe summer day there arrived at the Acad emy a sunny- headed, smiling lad named Weather- wax. We called him Wax. He had come to us straight from Honolulu, so in honor of Waikiki he became Kanaka. After our awe of his " almost " English and explosive manner wore off we discovered that Wax had the faculty of doing things. He starred to begin with. Then he found his field in non-athletics. The Ring Com- mittee, the Lucky Bag staff and the Radio Club — these are Kanaka ' s hob- bies. As a wife he is the kind of a man to have. Cheerful when we needed pep, energetic when we had to do the job, and sympathetic in all our little troubles. We won ' t forget our good times at Unk ' s. Or his increase of cosmopolitanism in the hills of Ken- tucky and little ole New ork. And the pleasant dreams of shipmate days. The lifeboat ' s crew — Newport — the Seventh Division — Portland and the Chapel Dome. Football " B " Squad 3, 2, 1 Numerals 3, 1 Claaa Football 4 Pleb? Tra-k 4; Small " 31 " Cross Country 2; Large c31c Class Water Polo 4 Numeral " 1931 " 1 P. 0. Plebe Track " 1931 " Ring Committee Radio Club Star 4, 2, 1 Luckv Bag Staff 1 P. (). Page iqo Sidney Arthur Freeberg " Sid " " Frezberg " Saint Paul, Minnesota SID had the misfortune on his 1930 Practice Cruise to contract an illness which proved our good fortune in that he became one of us. He proceeded to enjoy our trip to Europe where his Viking ancestry enabled him to help us all enjoy and understand the Scandinavian lands. His advice concerning those affairs belonging to the " savoir faire " class have helped many of us out of difficulties real nr imagined. He has been a football player and a wrestler. His greatest endeavor probably has been with the Depart- ment of Modern Languages. A " Red Mike " by choice his first years in the Academy, he became known as our " society man. " And now, during First Class Year, his popularity with certain members of the Baltimore fair sex has become widely known. In fact it has been published in a large daily paper. A gentleman, an athlete, and a student, Sid will be welcome in the fleet or wherever he goes. His qual- ities will go far to make him a success- ful officer. Ralph Gorton Gillette " Skillet " " Sharp " " King " Savona, New York SKILLET — that brings back fond memories that had their beginning back in plebe summer. Whether pulling stroke oar in a cutter or handling the sails on a half rater, Skillet was the centerpost around which the primeval nautical knowledge of the class of ' 31 revolved. But need we stop with just a single sum- mer? His talents were not wasted through four academic years. And who will ever forget the erstwhile car that conveyed many of us to Wash- ington or Baltimore during Second Class Summer when our finances were at low ebb ? Those of us who knew him best remember him by his optimistic, happy-go-lucky way and his ready participation in the playing of a practical joke on a classmate, and laughing off one played on him. A true pal always and a friend well worth having. We ' ll remember him with the best of academy days. Company and class sports claimed his attention chiefly, and King gal- lantly earned several awards on the athletic battlefield and Henlev course. Football " B ' Boxing 3 2 P. O. 3, 2 Plebe Crew " 31 " ClasBFootbalM, 2, 1; Expert Rifleman Gvmkhana 2 P. O. Page iqi Clarence LeRoy Gaasterland " Gas " " Mike " Raymond, Minnesota MIKE came direct to us from Minnesota, the land of many- lakes. Hence he was used to water, but his ideas of the Naval Academy were rather vague. Nevertheless, he was determined to make his naval career a success. His buoyant nature and great affinity for pranks have always been a great source of pleasure for those about him. Aside from one battle with acad- emics during Plebe Year he has always been able to stay around the top of the list of sections, until the time for the completion of a term was ap- proaching and he had secured. His athletic abilities have been confined to wrestling in particular, but he has sometimes participated in class and company sports. He has a great liking for sleep, so, naturally, that is his favorite pastime. Mike is always willing to help a classmate out by dragging his ' 4.0 ' or by showing some unfortunate one how to work a prob. " Who got the mail? " " Gas, as usual. " Richard Ward Peterson " Dick " " Pete " Saint Paul, Minnesota FROM the North Star State, from the land where the " Father of Waters " starts its journey toward the sea, came this dashing fellow. Tall, dark, cool, he captivates your eye and then wins your friendship by his many sterling qualities. The lakes of Minnesota gave him a love for the water. The Mississippi taught him how to pull a strong oar. His old high school, Mechanic Arts, showed him how to play football. How could he help becoming a real midshipman? As an inmate of the Academy, Dick has had a varied and interesting career. During his plebe year he took great pleasure in amusing the upperclass- men. Always a good sport, Pete is one of the best friends a man can have. Remember the old bull sessions? When the fellows gathered round after chow, the room became full of smoke, and the air sufficiently breezy — Dick was always there with a good story. No matter how difficult the problem, Pete was alway r s master. Wrestling 4, 3, 2 Rifle 2, 1 Small Bore Rifle 1 Advertising Manager, Reef Points Glee Club 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Drum and Bugle Corps 4, 3 Expert Rifleman 2 P. O. Page IQ2 Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 Football, A Squad 3, 2, 1 ••31 " ; " NE " 3, 2, 1 Plebe Football 2 P. O. M Winsor Colvig Gale ' It ' imiy " Medford, Oregon IN 1924 a lad of the West (and proud of it) decided that he would like to join the Navy. He didn ' t know much about the Academy, only that he wanted to come and spend some three years before he realized his ambition. While here Windy has shown that he is endowed with a full share of gray matter, and in mechanical sub- jects he seems to have a little more. Boning holds no terrors for him; and, consequently, he is usually found in the top sections. A thing started is a thing done with Windy. His spare time is spent in pondering over difficult problems, designing steam tables or designing ships — things the average man knows nothing about. For all this, Windy has become known as one who will always cheer- fully drop whatever he may be doing to help someone out who is stuck. John Odgers Miner " Jo " " Jack " " J.O. " Kirkwood, Missouri WHKX the smoke from the en- trance examinations of 1927 had cleared away, we found in our midst a rather quiet, but cheerful, young man. A fellow destined to become a friend to all those who came in contact with him. No one has found out just how Jack acquired the desire to become a naval officer, but he certainly entered with the ambition to wear more than a captain ' s stripes, and he still carries that ambition. He learned early in life that he must work to attain the goals to which he aspired, so he has buckled down and has stayed way ahead of the bilger class. This is not only due to his savviness, but because he has used a textbook when some of the rest of us were using a " Cosmo. " Jack has his lighter moments, which he used to spend in the fall kicking a soccer ball around; in the winter, he was manager of the water polo team; and in the spring, he takes his daily- workout with the lacrosse squad. Class Water Polo 4, 2, 1 Trident Staff 4 Star 2, 1 M. P. O. Water Polo, Manager 3, 2, Class Water Polo 4. 2, 1 Class Soccer 4, 3, 2 Class Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 Two Stripes Page IQJ Benjamin Ghetzler " Bennie " San Antonio, Texas IN THE first place Bennie was tired of toting a rifle. " This R. O. T. C. business of raising dust over all the plains in Southern Texa s was all right, " soliloquized the future mid- shipman, " but a life on the bounding blue for mine. " Thereupon the carpet bag was packed, and a short time later there arrived at the gates of the Naval Academy this sunburned Texan. The high school military training stood him in good stead not only in his ability to show others the whys and wherefores of a rifle but also in his methods of keeping his room in order at all times, despite the invasions of his classmates. Bennie ' s main joy in this life is arguing. He ' ll argue on or for any- thing that is capable of being debated, with anyone from his Dago prof to his long suffering roommate. This hobby does nothing more than bring out the real character of this son of Texas, who would rather read than go to a hop. He displayed enough savviness to get by at all times and to show others that anything he tackled was going to be done correctly. Albert James Keller " Al " " Jake " Detroit. Michigan NO, not really from Detroit! Why, Al, I thought that people living in Detroit acquired those attributes usually applied to the " Detroit Pro- duct " — you know — loud, noisy, and stubborn. And that is just the im- pression we all get of Jake — just as quiet, peaceful, and calm as the waters of Guantanamo Bay — and that ' s quiet! Even as the Tower of Pisa leans, so leans Al toward the practical. Just what the Navy needs, practical men; we welcome him into our midst. Al ' s weakness is Smoke Park and moonlit nights — the moon has a strong attraction for Jake. He never turns in without first remarking upon its size, shape, and color. Pick any clear night, and if you look, you are sure to find Al strolling in the park, pipe going strong, dreaming away the while. We wonder if the strolls are for the purpose of meditation. Surely not upon his mis-doings — Al just doesn ' t misdo. Al will make a good officer — one that the Academy can be proud of. Class Bowling 4. 3, 2, 1 Plebe Soccer Class Handball 3, 2 Class Soccer 3 1 P. ). Page 194 Plebe Baseball Plebe Wrestling Class Baseball 3, 2, 1 Howling 4, 3. 2, 1 Musical Clubs 4, 3, 1 1 P. o. Donald Stuart Graham " Don " " Shorty " " Duck " Crookston, Minnesota WHAT — 2.S dailies and I passed the exam? " From the first water fight during Plebe Summer until the celebration after the last exam Don has always been right there helping to start everything. Shorty came into our fold from Minnesota, where he previously had attended Macalester for a year. Dur- ing his first two years at the Academy, the academic departments almost scored a victory. However, Don, bv hard and steady boning during the closing days of each term, managed to come out the winner. One of his hobbies is " hitting " the final exams, and no one is happier when another year of school is over. Don has played on many class teams and has been one of the leaders in the fight for the Harvard Shield. He is a staunch supporter of Navy teams and no one takes more pride in a victory. His ever ready smile, his hearty laugh, and buoyant personality have won for him a place in every class- mate ' s heart. Cassin Thomson Shoemaker " Cassin " Washington, D. C. STUDIES never bothered Cassin, for he likes them. A glance at his bookshelf, at any rate, gives one that impression. He is a student who delves into the depths of problems for fundamentals, not being satisfied until he reaches an understanding. A year at George Washington Univer- sity gave Cassin a good foundation for the Academy. Hobbies — he has many, but banjo playing and singing are his specialties. He spends most of his spare time picking out chords and has been known to rise before reveille to strum a few. Track and tennis are his athletic pleasures, but he hasn ' t the time to go after them consistently. When want- ing a real workout Cassin goes up to the wrestling loft. Many are the tales of his original holds; perhaps the most famous of these is his " Further ear grasp. " Having been raised in Washington he has a tendency towards social affairs. He drags often but always contends that " Variety is the spice of life. " Cassin has made many friends. Drum and Bugle Corps 4, 3, 2 Gymkhana 4 Orchestra 2 Glee Club 1 Lucky Bag Staff Class Gymnasium 4 " 1931 " Class Cross Country " 1931 " 2 P. O. , 3, 2 Gymkhana 4 Mandolin Club 4 Track 4, 3, 2 Glee Club 1 2 P. O. Page 195 James Dorr Grant " Gunboat " " J. D. " Cleveland, Ohio HIS love of ease is only paralleled by his aversion to toil, but in spite of that consuming desire to evade hard work he has proved himself a most versatile man. He is completely at his ease wherever he happens to be, whether on the lacrosse field wi elding a club, or in the tearoom deftly maneuvering an unbalanced cup of " Java. " Being one of the intelligentsia, academic worries have never been his. Of course he has been unsat a few times, but too many novels, and too manylongsessions spent dabbling over airy thoughts with his Bancroft briar pipe have been the cause. To him brevity has no place in the soul of wit, loquacity taking all the honors. Drawing from seemingly unlimited personal experience he has relieved the monotony of innumerable evenings with lively relations of hair- breadth escapes from streetcars in New York and dizzy rides in second- hand airplanes. His conversation is truly remarkable. Jokes are his most highly prized delicacy, whether practical or not. William Kinc Parsons " Barge " ' -Bill " Reno, Nevada HE came from the Mecca of divorces, to change more people ' s conception of his home town than the Chamber of Commerce itself. And Reno should be just as proud of him as he is of Reno, because he has made good. Plebe year he managed football and did the half mile, continuing them Youngster Year, until it became ap- parent that he would have to sacrifice them to grapple with academics. Three departments thought they as good as had his resignation, but he surprised them by pulling sat in all three at the end of Youngster Year. This was no little job. ' On the more serene waters of Second Class Year, he helped 31 in football, and then settled down to the enjoy- ment of being sat and an upper class- man. He practiced principles of leadership on plebes, treated upper- classmen with deference, and was a " pallie " to his classmates. Most enjoyable of all was that period after Sept. leave, 1928. It hasbeen impressed upon those who knew him that he is out to do big things. 1BT ni Football 3, 2, 1 Class 3, 2; ■•1931 " 2 B Squad 1; " NA ' 1 Boxing 4, 2, 1 Claps 2; " NA " 2 2 P. O. Varsity Football Manager, 2 years Plebe Varsity Truck Numerals Class Football 3; Numerals 2 P. O. Page iq6 Robert Lawrence Gray " Bob " Birmingham, Alabama LIKE most of us, Bob can give no definite reason for choosing the Navy for a profession. The opport- unity was presented, and what could be more natural than to take advant- age of it? With a tendency toward the mech- anical. Bob was handy to explain the why and how. Nevertheless, there was usually the feeling that his explanations of all things Southern were founded on a home state loyalty, he being a typical Southern youth. Both athletics and academics were subject to moods. Sudden flashes of brilliancy indicated what could be obtained when the results seemed worth the trouble. Then, too, if one is going to receive letters he must write a few; and there could be no time better suited to the purpose than a quiet study hour. However, spas- modic as his actions might seem, he always showed good judgment. He contributed to the room an air of seriousness when working and a cheerful smile and greeting when not seriously engaged. Bob has always been a great worker. Louis Frank Yolk. " Louie " New Point, Indiana LOUIE was born near New Point, Indiana. In search of knowledge, he entered New Point High School, where he received the necessary funda- mentals for a college career. Since a sailor ' s life appealed to him, he took the necessary steps to become a Midshipman. From the first he has, by his cheery nature, won many friends, the number having increased until now his friends are countless. The ability to stick to a hard task has proved that he is a man. Defeat! Why this man knows no such word. Youngster Year found him interested in wrestling, and needless to say he continued at it. Never did he refuse to lend a helping hand. When the going was rough, Louie was the one who steered the course. Endowed with a good nature, he did not become " riled " very often. Usually the cause of his outbursts was that he defended all things " Hoosier. " He could always produce facts to prove that " Indiana is God ' s country. " The ability to make one love him has given Louie a place in everyone ' s heart. Star 2 Class Gvm 2 2 P. I i Star 1 Crew 4; " SI " Class Football 4, 3. 2 Wrestling 3, 2, 1; Numerals Gymkhana 4 1 P. O. Page iQj f Byron Lawrence Gurnette " Byron " Santa Rosa, California FROM the land of the setting sun comes Byron, leaving the " garden of the West, " only temporarily, in order to acquire four years of learning at Bancroft-by-the-Bay. In his stay here, however, he has succeeded in acquiring not learning alone, but also the highest regard and admiration of all his associates. Here is one of those fortunate chaps who has that ideal combination of " Savviness " and philosophy which places him among the upper numbers but which reduces to a minimum all trial and tribulation attached there to. Besides, there are few activities, ath- letic or otherwise, for which Byron does not have a natural aptitude, and his diversity of interests which includes everything from A to Z is matched only by his range of activities which extend from punching cows to kicking a soccer ball. When we are shuffled up and dealt out to the Fleet, some ship will draw a trump who will rate ace high with all who know him and who will be known as — Bvron. Richard Clark Steere " Dick " " Piccolo Pete " Chicago, Illinois DICK came to the Academy after having won a reputation in Chicago as being a gentleman, athlete, and musician. He has lived up to that reputation here at Annapolis. He is one of the cleverest fencers Navy has had in years. His ability on the soccer field has astounded many. Give Dick any wood wind instru- ment and he will play whatever is desired. His ability on queer instru- ments has given him the name " Piccolo Pete. " The clarinet is his favorite. With that " gob stick " he has helped our orchestra each of his four years as a Midshipman. In the Musical Club Shows his biggest dis- appointment was that he could not change costumes quick enough to be in the Glee Club as well as the Orches- tra and Mandolin Club. Dick is always cheerful, no matter what happens. His dry wit and clever replies are never offensive. A better classmate could never be found. He is always ready to work or " breeze, " according to the situation. Class Soccer 3; " 1931 ' Soccer 2, 1; a31f; aNf 2 P. ( I Page Ii)S .Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1; a3If; aNf Fencing 4, 3, 2, 1 Captain 1 ; f31t; " N " star N. A. Foils Champion Intercollegiate Foils Champ Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Orchestra 4, 3, 2, 1 Mandolin Club 4, 3 Olee Club 4 M. P. O. Henry Henderson Hale " Bill " Gary, Indiana THROUGH four years of military life as a midshipman, " Bill " has held one thing uppermost in his mind — to be a naval officer. Bill was first won to the Navy by learning to love the water as a boy, living on the shores of Lake Michigan. Here he became an expert swimmer and handler of boats. Next he was won to a militaristic life by spending four years at Kemper Academy in Missouri. He graduated from there third in his class, and then was ap- pointed for the following year. In the meanwhile he became a pro- ficient bass tuba player. His " toots " we will not forget very soon. At the academy he made many true and lasting friends with his happy-go- lucky manner. Fortunately, he agreed very well with the Academic Depart- ments, but did not fare so well with the Executive. A shifty soccer player, an expert swimmer, and a good runner all include the make up of this young man. He is an excellent judge of blondes and is as graceful a dancer as one ever meets. George Perry Huff " George " Palo Alto, California EVERY ship is a subject of romance except the one in which we sail. Embark, and the romance leaves our vessel, but lingers on every other sail on the horizon. Such is the philosophy George employs in viewing our work here at the Academy, but he forgets the moments when life has not been all work. The waters of Golden Gate were by chance the beginning of the incentive which developed one of Navy ' s finest swimmers. The school of the porpoise gave George a few lessons, and con- sequently he has more than done his share to bring the Water Polo team over the highest hurdles. Arrogance and individuality have become lost — they are replaced by the finer qualities of sportsmanship, com- panionability, friendliness, and an ever cheerful attitude toward others. A clear mind, a fine body, and a stout heart are among the assets George possesses. Even a casual acquaint- anceship is enough for anyone to appreciate the sterling worth of this man. We hope to see George again. Football 4 Class Football 2; ' , WV Swimming 4 Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1 Captain 1 Block " N " 3, 2, 1 Page 199 Madison Hall, Jr. " Mattie " " Angela " Bryan ' , Texas ATYPICAL son of the South, crowned with the glory of an everlasting smile and overflowing with sunshine. While he was attending Bryan High School a sea life beckoned to him. This was more appealing than anything that the " Lone Star State " could offer. He was versatile as a plebe and has since been a diligent student of naval affairs, especially in the line of aviation. " Mattie " is a good wife; and wherever there is a yarn to be spun or any good session in order, he is likely to be present. In argument he is a ready opponent, taking any side if there is a chance of fun, particularly if the argument concerns the merits of any well known southern states. He is noted for his widespread num- ber of friends, but — why not? There is no one more congenial or easy going. He never worries, never encounters much difficulty in line of duty, and is always at the top of the heap. He caters to baseball and golf, but is by no means unversed in other acti- vities. He ' ll make a fine officer, and we wish him success in everything. Baxter Morrison McKay " Mac " " Baxter " Ocala, Florida BAXTER came to us from the land of sunshine and winter resorts. Being a true son of the South, he is endowed with cheerfulness, an ever- present smile, and a good word for everyone. After preparing himself in a well known southern school, he joined us at the Academy and soon became absorbed in the duties of a Plebe. At times he was up against the tough- est of breaks. He has the old " Navy fight " and determination. This results in his accomplishing any task set before him. All of us could not be athletes, for then there would have been no cheers to give the team that little boost which often spells the difference be- tween victory and defeat. He was a 100% supporter of all athletic activities, and it was in this field that he " Made his ' N ' . " From the " pin- pusher ' s loft " to an Army-Navy foot- ball classic we have found him. This is surely an index of what may be expected of this man when he takes his place in the Fleet. A man of his ability will make Navy a good officer. Class Cross Country 4 Class Bowling 3, 2 Class Baseball 3, 2 2 P. 0. Page 200 Track 4; .Small Numerals Class Bowling 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 3, 1 2 P. O. George Anthony Hatton " Hat " - ' Thug " Chicago, Illinois PERHAPS it was one of the few puffs of briny breeze that oc- casionally strikes the shores of Lake Michigan, or the yarns of old salts, or maybe an inborn longing for the deep that prompted George to join the Navy and see Crabtown. George came from Loyola University of Chicago, a prominent fraternity man and a savoir. His presence at the Academy was very soon felt, for his amiable disposition, ever-present cheerfulness, and unquestioning staunchness made of every classmate a friend. A varsity man at Loyola, he could not resist the call of the game; and Youngster year, he joined the ranks of Bill Ingram ' s squa d. Since then he has been hoping for an Army game and a chance to " show those Grey- legs how the deed is done. " His participation in athletics, however, did not keep him from maintaining an enviable reputation for savviness. But stagnation is not in his vocabul- ary; and thus, wishing to chain his chariot to an ever-moving star, he has become a Flving Fleet enthusiast. Horacio Rivero, Jr. " Riv " " Rivet " Manati, Porto Rico IN June, 1927, Riv after careful deliberation decided that the Navy needed him. This, in spite of pre- ferred movie contracts and big business opportunities. With his youthful heart full of determination he sailed for Annapolis, leaving a crowd of sad but hopeful friends on the dock. Equally at home in the coxwain ' s seat of an eight-oared shell or at an afternoon tea, he continually attracts new friends; the secret is his sunny disposition and sense of humor, com- bined with a large share of the in- tangible something that movie pro- ducers rave about. Occasionally as a respite from read- ing " Time, " writing letters, and working out, he studies. Then he makes the academics seem such a snap that we fear they ' ll stiffen the courses. With a generous hand, he distributes pearls of wisdom to the L T nsats — Dago being the specialty; but he makes no distinctions. How he does tame those big crew men! " Around the boat. Now, give her ten! " Drum and Bugle Corp 4, 3 Gvmkhana 4 Class Baseball 4, 3 Class Basketball 4, 3 Football, " B " Squad 2 Star 4, 2 1 P. O. Crew 4, 3. 2, 1 Plebe " 31 " Crew Num. 4 " NA " 3; " N " 2 Luckv Bag Staff Radio Club Wrestling I Star 4, 3,2, 1 C. P. O. Page 201 Andrew Jewel Hill " Andy " " Ajax " Poplar Bluffs, Missouri A CYCLONE once swept through Missouri and littered things up a bit in the thriving city of Poplar Bluffs. This was sufficient for our hero, who decided he would much prefer typhoons on the briny deep to cyclones in Missouri. As a result there was a new " Midshipman Hill " at the Naval Academy in 1927. Plebe year, if an upper-classman really wanted to find something out, he asked " Mister Hill. " By the end of Youngster Year Andy had proved the old adage that you can ' t keep a good man down, let all the depart- ments hammer at once. Water Polo, swimming and tennis are his favorite sports; while at other times he can handle a saxophone, violin and yo-yo with no little skill. A pal who will help you out of any rut without being asked, with a true and loyal friendship, with an old fashioned instinct to be sociable to all, and with an ever-ready helping hand, Andy is a friend to have and boast about. William Wallace Hollister " Bill " Green Bay, Wisconsin UPON the advice of a friend. Bill came to Annapolis to see what this Naval Academy was like. Having been born to do great things, William decided that the Academy would make a great stepping stone to future glories. Bill ' s athletic endeavors cover al- most every sport equipped by Spald- ing, with most of his time and effort concentrated on soccer. Between those times when toast is on the menu, William has represented his company in rifle, basketball, and baseball. As an artist Bill is right there. Of course, he never got anything in College Humor, but he ' s good. As the company representative for the Crest and Ring Committee. Willie gave his time and his remarkable good judg- ment. Although he denies any great part in the matter, we are proud of his work in giving us a ring. Bill has a sense of humor, and with it an unfailing loyalty that makes for him a place in any gathering. He has made many friends with his constant cheerfulness, humor, and generosity. Class Tennis 4, 3, 2, Class Water Polo 4, 2 P.O. Page 202 Soccer 4. 3, 2, 1 a31f; aNAf; aNf Log Staff Lucky Bag Staff Crest Committee Ring Committee Class Basketball 4 M. P. O. M . Marvin John Jensen " Jens " " Mar? " Sheboygan, Wisconsin SAILING a true course from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Chesapeake Bay, Marvin arrived at the Naval Academy. After graduating from the Sheboygan High School he began to realize that the lake was too limited in extent to allow full use of his practical abilities. Although Marvin has taken up his abode many miles from his home town, fond memories still linger of the things that used to be. Let someone make a remark about Wisconsin and he has an argument on his hands. Wisconsin lost a good booster when Marvin left, as there is nothing he likes better than to tell about the superiority of the state of Wisconsin in practically anything one wishes to mention. Marvin backs up his home state as he does his class. He gave his hearty support to the Plebe varsity track team. Plebes are Plebes with Marvin, but classmates play a far more important role. He chooses his friends cautiously and few are fortunate enough to be considered close friends. " What! Only one letter! Something is wrong. " James Thomas Lay " Jimmy " " Junior " St. Clair, Missouri NO, St. Clair is not a metropolis; nevertheless, when Jimmy traded civilian clothes for a few pairs of all too spacious white works, he soon proved the abilities which were developed back in St. Clair, and which were soon to be the equal of those possessed by any and all. In his quiet, assuringly confident manner he has come to the fore and won for himself the admiration and good wishes of all those who know him. Coupled with these attributes of character are Jimmy ' s natural helpful nature and appreciation of fun and humor. There is always time to explain some baffling academic mys- tery or to present the light, cheerful side of troubles. A smile is always welcome, so one who can blend a smile with helpful explanations is more than welcome. Junior, as we better know him, has been a loyal class supporter as demon- strated by his athletic contributions in class sports, be they in spring, fall, or winter. " Say — need another good man? " We are all behind you, Junior. " Plebe Varsity Track Class Basketball Class Baseball 4 2 P. O. " B " Squad Football 2 Rifle 2, 1 Class Water Polo 2; " 1931 ' Class Football 3 Star 2, 1 Two Stripes Page 203 Willis Ormand Johnson " Johnny " Bloomington, Illinois JOHNNY hails from the sucker state, where he spent some time at the University. Having an easy- going disposition, very little occurs which actually worries him. Ath- letically, Johnny can hold his own; and although Bill Ingram tells him that he is the worst man on the field, he comes back each year to try it again. As a roommate, he manages to be pleasant enough to meet any situation, however strained. He has a liking for the fair sex which, generally, seems to be recip- rocated as he drags when and whom he pleases. His dominant characteristic seems to be " good-will " as is evidenced by the countless men he knows as his friends. Johnny has never been known to " crab " — it is not his nature to do so. When wanting a laugh go to johnny; he ' ll have you holding your sides in a minute. " What is that going around the corner: " Oh, that ' s part of Johnny! " James Dudley McCracken " James " " Dudley ' ' ' ' " Mac " Chicago, Illinois MAC came to the Severn from that far famed war-camp, Chicago. From the very first he showed great proficiency in every line, although the recitations as to whom you could kill and the limit were rather trying to his temperament, he having been under no such rules back in Chicago. Football was not among his sports until he came here; but under the tutelage of Johnny Wilson he devel- oped, in the short duration of one season, into a very formidable fullback. Mac has been painted as a rather blood-thirsty, ferocious personage; but when not engaged in activity based upon this side of his nature, he is a very peace loving fellow. Mac is a good classmate, always ready to help you when you are need. Good, kind-hearted, generous, fun-loving Mac, getting a huge kick out of this life and the funny human animals of the world. We shall never forget him, no matter how long we live. ' Football 4, 3, 2, 1 " N " ; " NA " ; " 31 ' Crew 4; " 31 " Class Wrestling 2 2 P. O. Page 204 Football 4, 3, 2, 1 " NA " Large " 31 " Crew 4; " 31 " 1 P. O. Ashton Blair Jones " A. B. " Sugar Creek, Missouri CIVIL life lost a valuable and unusual brain when A. B. donned his first suit of bulging white works and started on the memorable Plebe Summer. Since then we have found him a good-hearted, happy-go-lucky boy with an unsatisfiable craving for fun and foolishness. Yet underneath all this light surface there is a deeper mind than many of us can penetrate or comprehend. In mathematics alone we are given a slight hint as to the unusual power of that mind, for hardly a study hour passes without his faithful answer to the monotonous question, " Say, A. B., how do you work this prob? " Early in Plebe Year A. B. declared his weakness for radio. Twiddling the key has since become a favorite pastime of his; and it seems to us that he is both the brain and the elbow grease of nine-tenths of the amateur transmitting done at the Academy. A jolly lad, a friend in need, and one of those rare characters who have the courage and independence to tell the world, " All but six, and those for pall bearers. " Such is A. B. Millard Jefferson Klein " Mike " Knoxville, Tennessee CURLY hair, a twinkling eye, a fluent tongue, can spell but one thing. Take a glance at the picture again, for Tennessee will not often produce such as Mike. He comes to us from the great Smokies, and many are the tales with which he entertains us about that unusual country; its customs, traditions, and " just over the next hill " stories. Talking in a slow absorbing manner, he holds us by his words; but don ' t listen too long, for he will have you convinced that Neptune conquered Greece. Perseverance is a quality unusually developed in Mike. Not many of us can take as many hard knocks as he has and spring back lightly to our feet. As a classmate we find in him congeniality and consideration that we have never met before. Quiet and unassuming, he picks his assoc- iates from a comparative few; but those enjoy a friendship which is really worth while. None can have a better pal than Mike — cheerful, patient and considerate — a gentleman! Mike will make a good officer for Navy. Radio Club 3, 2, 1 Vice-President Radio Club 1 P. 0. Radio Club 2, 1 Rifle Team 2, 1 Class Baseball 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 205 Billy Woodruff King " B. JF. " " Bill " Bronson, Texas LATE Plebe Summer there came to us this youth, full of ambition and desirous of a nautical education. Whether or not it was Bill ' s trampling over the sandy pine covered Texas hills, or his struggle for strength against the hard) ' mesquite, or his work on an East Texas farm that hardened him for a naval career, we cannot say. We can say, however, that despite numerous adversities he has proved himself capable of coming out on top. Bill proved to us that a person can not tell how good he is at something unless he really tries. This he showed to us by taking up work in gymnastics. Yes sir! This boy can actually climb a rope. Bill ' s friendship for everybody and his desire for a cheerful " Hello " from everyone reveal to us his easy going disposition. He has much consider- ation for his associates, and never causes anyone the least bit of in- convenience. He apparently is re- served, but we believe he could con- form to almost any kind of mood just to be " regular. " James Thomas Smith " Smytke " " Smitty " Fayetteville, Tennessee FELLOWS, I just heard a rare one, and it ' s got a pun in it, too! " Enter Smythe with a broad grin, a Camel, and an amused twinkle in his eye. What followed never failed to be a ' good one. ' Smythe was a con- firmed punster with no mean ability. We have in Smitty a man of in- ventive genius, always producing some revolutionary idea for the greater comfort and efficiency of mankind. True, none of his schemes ever pro- gressed beyond the paper stage, and none ever filled the requirements of a sketch in Steam, but what of it? The idea was there, and the refine- ments were for others less gifted. A veritable shark at cribbage, he had few equals at his favorite indoor sport, and would take on all comers with equal confidence. Fond of reading and conversation, both serious and frivolous, Smythe makes a welcome addition to any gathering. He has a modest disposi- tion, and is the soul of consideration and politeness. " It takes all kinds to make a Navy " — and Smitty ' s kind will do a lot toward making it a fine one. Gymnasium 2, 1 Intercollegiate Champion (Rope) 2 Captain 1 " N " Club Radio Club 2 2 P. O. Page 206 Class Football 4. 3, 2 2 P. O. It is a con- lity. in- Frederick A. Kinzie " Fritz " Hiawatha, Kansas ALLOW me to present Fritz, the boy who came from the town Longfellow made famous by a poem. Fritz isn ' t an Indian boy, nor yet a Navy Junior, he comes to us from the Army. With all his faults we love him still; but we, even we his class- mates, cannot compete with the fair young " demoiselles " who have come from near and far to pile new treasures at his feet. Fritz is a real man, slow to anger although at times the academics have conspired to arouse some of his fighting ability. He has ever weathered the storms and in the end he rides calmly under the triumphant arch victor over " 2.5 " . Fritz used up most of his athletic ability in High School athletics before he came to us and now he spends the hours devoted to radiator club activities to reminiscing of the good ole ' days. He came to us a man, and he leaves us to go into the fleet a better man, and we in turn have benefited. Airplanes — did some one say airplanes? Good luck, old man. but don ' t forget your parachute. William Harry Johnsen " Doo t-y " " Iowa " Burlington, Iowa THOSE who were first to arrive were soon aware of the fact that they had in their midst an ad- venturous lad from Burlington, Iowa, the city with thirty thousand people, seven cemetries, a police force, and a bridge across the " Missy. " If Dooley is a true representative from this metropolis, its inhabitants are without doubt a friendly lot. Dooley graduated from the Junior College of Burlington with high honors, although it ' s needless to mention this if you take a look at his class standing. His academics, however, hold no great charm for him when he has something else to think about. Although no athletics have ever lured Dooley into participating, we may credit him for willingly lending his business abilities to the athletic association. It was only on the rainy days that we found him a member of the radiator club. This time he usually devoted to the " Cosmo, " or to answering his mail. Did someone say mail? It ' s not only one femme. Dooley ' s friends find him congenial, his enemies never find him. Class Soccer 4 Gvmkhana 4 2 P. O. Basketball, Manager Feature Editor, Luckv Bag Staff " N " Club " N " ; " 31 " ; " NA " 2 P. O. Page 207 l Thomas Richardson Kurt . " Skipper " " Tommy " At Large MADAME X may I present Midshipman Thomas Richard- son Kurtz, Jr. Now they ' re gone, the two as one, gliding effortlessly in perfect rhythm to the music of just another hop. Certainly there is noth- ing to be desired in the practical navigation that Tommy exhibits on the dance floor. He is a past master at the art of making a fair femme perfectly happy in the conventional embrace of the dance. But the serious side of life is not neglected even by the happy Skip. Lots of velvet the first two months then a radiator plus a pipe and a good novel just about constituted a heaven right here in Old Bancroft for Tom. An intimate contact with Navy has always been Tommy ' s, so that as a Navy Junior he has seen quite a portion of this old world of ours. Panama, Jamestown, Annapolis, and Severna Park were ports of call on Skip ' s cruise to the Naval Academy. The last named being the site of Teet ' s famous war college where Tom learned the why and wherefore of a two point five. Seymore Dunlop Owens " Sey " " Sunshine " Coronado, California SUNSHINE came to us from Coron- ado and has never stopped telling us of the glories and wonders of the Golden West. Like all Navy juniors he has traveled from place to place, but Coronado High School and Severn War College prepared him for the ranks of the Pampered Pets. He often can be found over in the gym, though none of its squads hold any terror for him; for he is a past master in this line and he looks for- ward to the day when he can take his shirt off without unbuttoning his collar. And, needless to add, this enthusiast ' s shoulders have touched the mat less frequently than those of his opponents. He is the envy of us all. Indifferent to girls, a good dancer, he has the ability to make all of us forget our troubles, smiling them away; for no one who knows him can think of any- thing but Sunshine. Sey is fond of the Academy and its traditions. He sang " T ' ain ' t no more plebes " as loudly as any, and looks forward to " Thank Allah we ' re out of the wilderness. " Basketball 4, 3; Baseball 4, 3, 1; 2 P. O. ■31 " ' 31 " Plebe Baseball Class Football 3, 2, 1 Numerals Wrestling 3, 2, 1; w31t 3 Crew 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 208 Donald John MacDonald " Mar " " Don " " Doc " Phil adelphia, Pennsylvania AS the name implies, Mac is of Scotch descent. But he does not possess that characteristic which is generally attributed to a Scotchman. On the contrary, Mac will lend any- thing he owns, being of an unusually generous nature. As a construction engineer, Doc enjoyed the varieties of life to such an extent that he turned oceanward. The minute he donned the striking white uniform with the big, white trousers, a lock of his curly, black hair protruding from the blue and white brim of a stunning sombrero, everyone became attached to him. Mac has a personality that is un- matched for its cheerfulness and its imperturbability. He is naturally savvy, and the clutches of steam and integrals in math failed to down him. Generally speaking, Mac is good at anything he attempts. In athletics, soccer and baseball are his favorites, although in his weaker moments he plays tennis with a speedy accuracy. That is not all — he also swings a wicked ' MacGregor. ' This Scotchman will make good. William Mendenhall Ryon " Mendy " " Rye " " Bill " Lawrence vi lle, Pennsylvania HAILING from a little town in the hills of Pennsylvania named after the famous Commodore Law- rence, it is little wonder that Mendy should be among us struggling to become a naval officer. He was graduated from Lawrence- ville High School with honors, both academically and athletically. Still that was not thought a sufficient foundation — so a year was spent preparing at Werntz ' s Preparatory School. The new life offered many new problems in solving which a few hard knocks were received; but the test was not beyond the character of Mendy, for he stuck with it even when the call from the outside was greatest. Academics never did cause him much worry, still you cannot find a better student. However, he always was ready to produce, and that in itself is the big thing. Always interested in athletics, he has stayed with them all the four years. Almost any day would find him indulging in some sport. Base- ball probably held his attention more than any other sport. Gymkhana 4 Soccer 3, 2; a31t Class Soccer 4; " 31 " Class Baseball 4, 3 Numerals Class Basketball 4, 3 M. P. O. Class Football 3, 2 Numerals 2 Class Baseball 3 Class Basketball 4, 3 Class Tennis 4 Gvmkhana 4 2 P. I Page ' 2HQ George Kenneth MacKenzie, Jr. " Mac " " Ken " Brooklyn, New York MAC came to the Naval Academy from Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, where he was fitted for a brilliant career in the Service. The same qualifications have been the means of his success in the many activities in which he has taken part. The activities in which Ken has participated have been both athletic and literary. The athletic department of the Log has received the fruits of his best endeavors and has been improved by his ideas. Before enter- ing the Service he had never kicked a soccer ball but he learned Plebe year and played every game that season. Track, however, is his best sport, and as leading sprinter he has made many points for the Navy team. Mac undertakes things with such enthusiasm and works so persistently that he invariably succeeds. He is always cheerful and ready to break into a smile, with the result that he is very popular. His upright carriage and dignified bearing command the respect and admiration of those with whom he comes in contact. He is a splendid companion, a sterling friend. Ward Thornton Shields •• ' . T. " Bethlehem, Pennsylvania WARD is one of those likable chaps who always seems to carry a cheery smile with him. His every action and every word breathe of one of his most prominent char- acteristics, sincerity. In the academic line, he has ex- perienced no trouble and stands well above the middle of the class. His mind is decidedly of the retaining type, " once learned — never forgotten. " In athletics, his lack of weight has handicapped him to some degree; but his tenacity of purpose has carried him through. With no previous foot- ball experience, he earned a position on the table Youngster year, only to be kept inactive by an untimely broken hand. Although he had never handled an oar before, hard work Plebe Year did the trick, and Young- ster season saw him as a regular on the 150-pounders. His work with this crew has done much in causing it to be recognized here at the Academy. With these traits and characteristics, he could not be equalled for a room- mate. What more could you ask than to have a pal with an everlasting smile. Log Staff 4, 3; Board 2 IMit.,r-in-Chief 1 Lucky Bag Staff Track 4, 3, 2, 1; " N " Star Track, Captain 1 100-Yard Academy Record Soccer 4, 3, 2, 1; " NA " " X " Class Supper Committee Three Stripes, Regimental Adjutant Page 210 wimming 4 Football, " B " Squad 3 Crew, 150-pound 4, 3, 2, 1 Captain 150-pound Crew M. P. O. Edwin Anderson McDonald " Mac " " Cherry " Medford, Oregon WHEN Mac graduated frcm high school he chose the Naval Academy as his next higher place of learning. His dreams realized, Mac joined the class of ' 31 in June, and in a short time absorbed the language and spirit of the service. With his boundless energy and enthusiasm. Cherry naturally turned to sports. Plebe year saw him one of Spike ' s promising young lads. But fate said no. and unfortunately a broken nose forced him to give up boxing. He then turned his attention to soccer, and showed the coach that he could really " boot " the ball. The academics ccme easy for Little Eddie, and no lesson is too hard for him. He is a very optimistic chap with a sound philosophy of life. Al- ways happy, congenial, and ready to help anyone. Deep down in his heart there is a love for nature. Mac can sit and talk for hours about the wonderful outdoor sports of his native state. Does he smoke a pipe? Does he! Yes, and how! And, say, that locker door of his lcoks like an art Curtis Everett Smith " Smitty " Gloster, Mississippi SMITTY is one of those boys from " way down South. " Graduating from Gloster High School, he turned to new fields to conquer and finally his choice rested fortunately upon the realms and the school of the sea. " Home, watermelons, and charming women " is the way he reminds us that Mississippi holds a lasting place in his heart. Smitty is a quiet sort, unique in character, industrious as they make them, and one on whom a man would stake his last scag. Math is no puzzle for him. Give him a " prob " and watch how the correct answer comes out of the mix-up. His athletic yearnings must be appeased also, so we see him put the boys flat on their backs in wrestling. Those shoulders, black hair, and winning manner just draw the fair sex to him. Although he says that as yet he has not met the girl of his dreams, and not until then will women interest him, we see him dragging them more than occasionally. Every man has his weakness. Perhaps this is Smitty ' s. Gymkhana 4 Soccer 4, 3, 2 a.31f; " 1931 ' Boxing 4 2 P. O. Football 4 r Wrestling 4. 3, 2, 1 w31t 4; wNAt 3, 2 2 P. O. Page 211 Lion Tyler Miles " Leo " " Lion " " Tiger " Williamsburg, Virginia LEO is the third member of his family to choose the life and ways of the Navy for his career. In the four years that he has been with us, Leo has fully measured up to the ideals and standards set by his father and his grandfather and we are confi- dent that he has the material in him to go a step farther. While prepping at St. Paul ' s School, he was not content to make a showing in scholarship alone but turned his thoughts toward the literary world and the realm of sports and has con- tinued to do so at the Academy. Y e are as proud of his medals and com- mendations as he is. A constantly changing background has provided him with a wealth of colorful material for the tales he weaves. Had it not been for Leo, some of us would have been unedu- cated in the ways of the Navy Plebe year and would have suffered untold woes. He makes friends easily with his winning ways wherever he goes and can always be relied upon to lend a helping hand, no matter where it be: wardroom, bridge, or ashore. Robb White, 3rd " Bob " Thomasville, Georgia BOB has all the characteristics that most people have. In some things he excells; in others he is average. He swims excellently, dances well enough, talks intelligently, draws well, and writes better. He isn ' t superhuman at all. He is easy to live with, which means a lot; he has " off " moments just like other people but they don ' t last long. He was born in the Philippines and lived there for quite a while; went to various private schools in the South and ended preparatory work at the Episcopal High School in Virginia. Since being here he has shown an ability to take care of himself, and being endowed with common sense, should go far. He is willing to work for what he gets and thus usually gets it. Bob spent most of his time writing stories and has had a modicum of success and will prob- ably have more. He spends little time on nonessentials but concentrates on the things that he thinks are necessary. On the whole, he is a nice enough sort of chap. Track Squad 4, 3, 2, 1 " NA " Soccer Squad 2 Trident Society Lucky Bag Staff Page 212 Swimming Squad 4, 3 Masqueraders 4 Christmas Card Commit- tee 2, 1 Log 4 Class Swimming 2 i enough Horace Douglass Moulton " Moult " " Doug " Sabetha, Kansas WAY out west in Kansas " amid the swirling dust storms, the excessive heat of summer, and the piercing cold of winter, Moult came into the world to battle life and to become successful. During his last year in high school he felt the urge to leave the old home state to answer the call of the Service and the sea, the first step toward success. He arrived at the Academy ambitious, possessing high ideals, and with a happy smile. Doug has eyes that sparkle and a melodious and rapturous song. These are especially evident when he finds a girl that suits his very particular taste. While at the Academy he has taken part in various sports and the publication of literary works. In academics, Horace stands high, and is always willing to devote time aiding a classmate with his studies. Moult is able to give sound and consoling advice, and is good-natured. These qualities, combined with his earnestness, fairness, and sense of humor have won him many lasting friends. John Aden Myer " Aden " " Dutch " ■ ' Wintry " Phillipsburg, Kansas THERE are many and varied reasons why men come to the Naval Academy, but Aden came simply because of his desire to get an education and to sail the seven seas while getting it. John is a native Kansan, having been born and reared in that state. He was graduated from the Phillips- burg High School after which he prepped for Annapolis at Leaven- worth. Many and varied activities and in- teresting incidents have filled Whitey ' s life during his four years at the Acad- emy. Out of these has emerged a sincere love for the Service, teamed with the ambition to be a good officer and a real man. If he reaches this goal he will have attained success, and we all feel confident that he will accomplish his purpose. Aden is an extremely likeable fellow with a hearty laugh, a sense of humor, and a love of a good time. On the other hand, he has his serious mo- ments, during which he delves with thoughts of past and future. His smile and personality make him a real friend. ,■££ £. Milj Editor-in-Chief, Lucky Bag ■,flTf!flfc Mj Farewell Ball Committee 2 Gymkhaha 4 ™ F Musical Club 4, 3 Glee Club 4, 3 ®5|t Boxing 4; b31t Class Baseball 4 Star 2, 1 T it Three Stripes ?T »£. z t Crew 4, 1; Small " 31 " 4 Football 4 Boxing 2 Company Representative 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 213 Edward Frank Steffanides, Jr. " Ed " " Stef " " Steve " Milwaukee, Wisconsin ONCE in the life of every boy the call of the sea is felt. Ed graduated from high school, and after trying his hand in " cit " life, deter- mined to set the Naval Academy as his goal and attained it. Ed eluded many of the intricacies of Plebe Year by his athletic prowess and ability, for he was on both football and crew training tables; needless to mention the extremely short cruises he has had. In football, he showed a great amount of versatility. Number Seven was Ed ' s position in 1931 winning crew at the Poughkeepsie Regatta. Ed continued to hold the same place as an upper classman in one of the varsity boats. He lived and slept crew, giving everything to keep the Navy ' s colors high. His previous academic foundation was sufficiently sound, so that the academic departments never troubled him and he always had enough velvet to turn in earlv or drop a line to that 0. A. 0. The years at the Naval Academy have instilled in Ed a great love for the Service and won him manv friends. John Thayer Wulff " Jack " Oak Park, Illinois JACK broke away from the trials and tribulations of co-education at the University of Illinois to satisfy his deep inclination for a military profession and the sea. After spending a year at Cornwall-on-the-Hudson he entered our midst early in Plebe summer. Since then his activities both athletic and non-athletic have made him a friend of all. He is a good lacrosse player, a better soccer player, and the best of room- mates. Lucky Bag work takes up most of his time and if he isn ' t taking snapshots or conversing with business men, he is pounding the typewriter in an effort to keep up with his business correspondence. When it comes to academics we find Jack well up in his class. He was a star man Plebe year and since then has missed the honor by slight mar- gins. This, however, was attained only through conscientious study; and we can hardly call him savvy. You will remember Jack by his interested, congenial, and well wishing attitude. In short, he is a fine ship- mate, and a pleasant companion. Football 4; " 31 " " N " Club Crew " 31 " Crossed Oar " NA " 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. Page 214 •Soccer " 31 ' aNf 1 4. 3, 2 " N " Club Lacrosse 4; Class 3, 2 Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Choir 4, 3, 2. 1 In Charge 1 Lucky Bag Business Staff, Photographic Manager Stars 4 Two Stripes Robert Lee Taylor " Bob " " Robert L. " Battle Creek, Michigan PERHAPS it was that Michigan atmosphere he speaks of, or pos- sibly it was the cornflakes he absorbed in the old home town that made Bob such a big asset to the Navy. At any rate, another of the Taylor clan is well on his way to making his mark. During Bob ' s sojourn at the Naval Academy his academic worries were few — just one of those natural born savvy men. Yet he is a very con- scientious young gentlemen, and that may explain it. When Bob ' s name appeared on the Nav tree it was the topic of the hour! Bob is mighty good natured and even tempered. These traits, added to his ability to laugh at the right time, make him a good friend and roommate. He has a knack of making friends, and a personality which keeps them. If you want a good man on a party, get Bob, for he is always ready for a good time and just the rieht sort to have in a crowd. These characteristics have made Bob well liked, and his many friends are proud to have him as such. Willis Manning Thomas " Tommy " Fresno, California TOMMY, after deciding to leave sunny California, packed up all its sunshine and brought it with him. That pleasant smile and friendly attitude of his may readily convince you of this fact. His manly character requires no length of time to gain for him everlasting friendships. One of his most striking traits is his natural ability to consider himself when and only when he has given the closest consideration to others. When you are in need of advice, when you are downhearted and need a few cheerful words, or when you have something to be done that is impossible for you to do, Tommy is the man for you. No one on earth can help you with a greater ability or a more perfect willingness. Tommy is quite a philosopher. By expounding his theoretical and prac- tical ideas he can easily make Socrates and the other boys listen with surprise. The philosophy of Tommy ' s life may be summed up in these few words: " Everything in moderation and noth- ing in excess. " Lucky Bag Staff, Assistant Business Manager Soccer 4, 3; Navy Numerals Tennis 4, 3, 2; Numerals Star 4, 2, 1 Class Bowling 4 Class Basketball 4, 3 Four Stripes Water Polo 4, 3, 2, 1 wNAp Lacrosse 4; " 31 " Class Swimming 4, ' ■1931 ' Three Stripes Page 215 Thomas Donald Tyra " Oscar " " Tom " St. Paul, Minnesota WHO is that big, husky fellow with the rosy cheeks? ' ' — " Where is he from? " — " He ought to make a good football man. " Such as these were among the many re- marks heard at " bull sessions " during those first few days of Plebe Summer. Plebe Year saw Tom launched on the ship of popularity with the entire class. He is one of the few men who can mix academics and athletics, and stay at the very top in both. Besides playing on the Plebe football team, and being on the crew squad, he managed to hold a class in extra- instruction every night, for which many of our classmates are thankful. Despite his many activities, he stood three for the year in academics. Youngster Year, football and crew occupied Tom ' s spare time; but he finished the year in splendid fashion by standing one and by winning the Maury Prize, a pair of binoculars, for his excellent work in Physics. ersatility, a pleasing personality, and hard work are the secrets of Tom ' s success. No matter what the difficulty is he invariably comes out on top. Frederick Leonard Wieseman " Fred " " Freddie " " Our Little Ako " Milwaukee, Wisconsin GOOD MORNING she said smiling sweetly — " and we know that Freddie is about. The above is just one of his current witty phrases culled from goodness alone knows. Fred has seen service in China, the Philip- pines, and Guam. As interesting as they are numerous are the tales that Freddy has at hand, all personal experiences that have built for him a great and valuable character. Ordinarily, Fred has trouble with Dago, but with a pernacity that is noble he has stuck with it and has eluded the dreaded term trees. His perseverance bespeaks latent powers within that some day will be loosed full force to give us a dynamic and useful marine officer, for such he in- tends to be. He drags but seldom, but we are inclined to believe that just this is the " secret of his power. " Fred plays a whale of a heady foot- ball game, and had he but a little luck he would show them a trick or two. From what we have seen of him, we know that one of these sweet days Fred will be " up there amongst them. " Reception Committee 2, 1 Rifle Team 2, 1 Business Manager Reef Points 1 Manager of Indoor Rifle Teani 1 Crew 4, 3 Football 4, 3, 2, 1 Masqupraders 1 Hop Committee 1 Four Stripes Pa°e 2l6 Football 4, 3, 2. 1 Plebe Numerals 4 Varsity Numerals 3 " NA " 2, 1 Class Basketball 3 Gymkhana 4 Christmas Leave 2, 1 Two Stripes : Nathaniel Ewing Warman " A ' af " " A ' tfte " " Hombre de Guerra " Uniontown, Pennsylvania ' PHE was just a sailor ' s sweetheart. kj And she loved her sailor la — a — ad. Just that long golden haired boy from the land of the coal mines taking a shower. The ditty happens to be nautical but probably by reason of coincidence only, for from all indica- tions the song was a part of Nat long before he knew there was a Navy. Of course we know that he is really one of the savviest men in our class — that is, he could be if it weren ' t for Cosmo, etc. — but his most distinguish- ing quality is his possession of an unlimited store of brilliant and original ideas. Whenever the routine becomes dull we rally round our " oracle " and listen to his utterances much as Bos- well sought the enlightening conversa- tion of Dr. Johnson. To a Naval Academy graduate one of the best compliments that can be given is to say that he conforms to Uncle Sam ' s rigid pattern of naval officer and at the same time retains his individualistic qualities. This we can say of Nat, whose personality has sur- vived the stamp of the Navy and at- tract all with whom he comes in contact. Arthur LeLong Wilson " Al " " Art " East Orange, New Jersey I HIS small lad heeded the call of the sea while yet in high school, and voyaged to South America. Not content with becoming a full fledged member of that famous organization, The Brotherhood of the Salt Horse, he cast about for new worlds to con- quer and new seas to sail. It was then that his mind turned to the Academy and he joined us. From the first days of that perfect daze, " plebe summer, " Al showed himself to be worthy of respect and admiration. No world beater at any one sport, he has done his part by doggedly trying them all, although baseball is his one and only true love. He is never too busy studying to stop to argue any subject from the " whys of which " to the " whereness of when. " Yet he almost always appears high above his fellow sufferers when the standings are posted. Quiet, but not too quiet, content to let the rest of the world do his worrying for him, he makes one of the best of friends. The Service will be bettered by his presence. Crew 4. 3, 2, 1 Two Stripes Class Baseball 4, 3 Company Baseball 2, 1 Class Football 2 " 1031 " Numerals Photographic Staff, Lucky 1 [ ' Ba : 8 o. Page 217 George Kirtley Williams " Gee Kay " " Bill " Salt Lake City, Utah THE call to the Service and the sea reached even to Mormon- Land; and from the shores of the Great Salt Lake, George came to follow the lure of the sea. The Univer- sity of Utah saw him a member of that nondescript organization known as " The Engineers. " His junior education had consisted of attending East High. At the Naval Academy his classification became one of " 600 " Plebes, and Bill or G. K. to the gang of ' 31. Plebe Year placed a star on his collar, some gripes in his humour, firm resolution for his future, and after an eventful cruise a ton of stripes on his sleeve. His favorite sport is wrestling and many an evening scuffle showed many how he earned his wrestling numeral. The same Irish grin in any joke — doer or the undone — endeared Bill to the hearts of all who knew him. Al- ways willing to help anyone with studies, he dissected many fogs for the less fortunate. Yet he always counted the days until his labor should cease when anything promised fun. Douglas Gordon Wright, Jr. " Dee Gee ' 1 " Battler " " Doug " Springer, New Mexico PREVIOUS to his entry into the Naval Academy Doug had had a varied experience. He lived in Springer, where he graduated from high school in ' 24. He was attracted by the University of Illinois to devote the year ' 24 ' 25 to pre-law work. Then back to New Mexico, where he spent the next two years in a logging camp teaching school. The Battler has been very active athletically since coming to Crabtown. Plebe year he was on the " A " football squad, he was the regular " heavy " on the boxing team in addition to going out for high jumping and throw- ing the discus. Since Youngster year he has confined his efforts to the track team, being our stellar discus thrower and high jumper. Doug is the ideal classmate, generous to a fault; with a ready wit and tongue he gets along first rate. It has been a liberal education just to listen to his yarns of other days. But when the Vic strikes up a soothing, haunting melody, then " Dee Gee " breaks out pen and paper and writes a letter to his O.A.O. that would melt a sphinx ' s heart. Wrestling 4. 3 Plebe .Soccer Class Soccer 3, 2 Class Wrestling 1 Star 4 One Stripe Page 2l8 Varsity Track 4, 3, 2, 1 " N " in Track N. A. Discus Record Varsity Boxing 4, 3; b31t Varsity Football 4; " 31 " Class Football 2; " 31 " 2 P. O. latti the ROBBINS WoODHOUSE ALLEN " Jim " " Robin " Wf.thersfield, Connecticut HEY, have you heard what Pratt and Whitney has done new? " Thus does this future aviator address all and sundry. Jim is another New England boy with all the good-naturedness that goes with the title. He entered rather late in Plebe Summer but soon got in step with the procedure of the Acad- emy and after a month was a regular old salt. From the start of Plebe Year he has demonstrated his ability in things mechanical, and especially aviation. To be an aviator is the pinnacle of his ambitions. The stage gang attracted him from the start; so he has spent most of his winter after- noons shifting scenery, and since his entry into that group, he has aided in every one of the Academy productions. Academics never bothered him at all, merely giving him something to do during his study periods. All in all, he is an excellent com- panion, a true friend, will work inces- santly at something he likes, an d should make a worthy addition to the pilots of the " Plying Fleet, " in the Navy or outside. Jerry Antle Mathews, Jr. " Jerry " Washington, D. C. BREAK out the noise maker, Jerry, and let ' s have a little music. " Whereupon Mathews gets out his banjo and music of any kind is forth- coming. Jerry is first of all musical — ask anyone in the Fourth Batt — but that ' s not all! He is one of those select few who does many things well. Athletics — well, ' 31 ' s class football and baseball teams have both seen a lot of him, and only his other interests, notably the Musical Clubs, have kept him from more fame as one of the hairy-chested boys. Studies have never bothered him much; they are just a means to an end, and as such they can be disposed of without much effort. jerry is from Washington, and prepped at Swavely, the Alma Mater of so many of our " better known. " just at present his interests are mech- anical, but it ' s hard to tell whether Pensacola or Ted Weems will get their clutches on him first. As a roommate he has been perfect, especially when life seemed to be just too much effort; and his loyalty and good nature have made him an even better friend. Stage Gang 4, 3, 2 Stage Director 1 Company Swimming 4 Buzzard Class Football 4, 2, 1 Class Baseball 3 Musical Clubs 4, 3, 2, 1 Leader Mandolin Club 1 N A. Ten 1 Class Basketball 3 Buzzard Page 2K) Charles Raymond Almgren " Charlie " " Swede " " Savvy " Moline, Illinois CHARLIE spent his early youth in Moline, Illinois. Living on the banks of the " Ole Mississip " and in the shadow of the Rock Island Arsenal, he grew up in an atmosphere of ships and guns, though a thousand miles from blue water. After making light of the best that Moline High School could offer in the line of academics, Swede came to us. A confident and determined young man, with a taste for mech- anical things and a mathematical mind, he soon earned the nickname of Savvy. Being one of those likable, smiling fellows whom men enjoy and women can ' t resist, he soon acquired a host of friends, both of his own and the opposite sex. This blonde youth, not satisfied with scholarly attain- ments, showed himself to be an able athlete as well, playing soccer, lacrosse, and basketball, with an added taste for swimming. Ever willing to help another, and with an unfailing source of energy for work and play, he has found a secure place in the hearts of all who know him. Berton Aldrich Robbins, Jr. " Bob " " Bert " Malden, Massachusetts BOB hails from the old Bay State where the men for generations have gone down to the sea in ships. So it was from this environment he came among us dripping with the saltiest of expressions. He received his prepping at Maiden High where he was noted for his excellent ability as a debater. In the early months of Plebe Sum- mer Bob became a member of the Hellcats and stayed with them for two years. Plebe Year he played football and basketball for the " Fight- ing Eighth. " Perhaps his most note- worthy attempt has been with the rifle, where he earned his " N. " Quiet, unassuming, a versatile ath- lete and no mean scholar, Bob has always been well-liked and respected by his classmates. He has always had a yearning for the " Halls of Montezuma " and the " Shores of Tripoli " ; so we have a suspicion where he will head after graduation. While we cannot agree with him, per- haps, we can wish him all success and know he ' ll have " the situation well in hand. " Plebe Soccer Manager Plebe Lacrosse Class Lacrosse 3, 1 Pep Committee 2, 1 Star 4 M. P. O. Expert Rifle Rifle, rNt 3, 2, 1 Small Bore Rifle, r31t rNAt 1 Lacrosse 4 Class Football 1 " N " Club Star 2, 1 Tun Stripes Rk Page 220 Richard Kerfoot Anderson " Dick " " Andy " Lexington, Kentucky ON entering the Naval Academy Andy soon became reconciled to the twists and turns of a sailor ' s life; and while the rest of us were still wondering just a little what it was all about, he was steady on his course for a successful four year cruise. With ability and tact he guided his ship past reefs and all other dangers to navigation, keeping a steady hand and a clear head on his work. All of the qualities which make for success are incorporated in this pro- duct of the Blue Grass State. Per- severance, ability, and tact go hand in hand with good common sense and a more or less nautical turn in mind. During the years to follow his time of preparation at Annapolis for the battle of life, we predict a pleasant and profitable career, marked with a never ending succession of true friends, coupled with dear mem- ories of earlier years. The foundation of our Navy is built on men like this, and he will be a welcome addition to any ship ' s mess. Robert Francis Jones " Bobby " Duluth, Minnesota THIS gentleman upon whose beam- ing countenance you now feast your eyes came to us from Minnesota late in the summer of 1927. Soon Bob ' s cheerful nature and contagious laughter made him an integral part of every " bull session " or tea fight. One look at the above woodcut tells you that he also " does fair " where the unfair sex is concerned. He has a bad habit, however, of asking too many girls to the same hop. So far he ' s been lucky, but " Watch your step, Jonesy! " is our advice. Besides keeping up with the " little red markbook " he finds time to enter class sports. Among his accomplish- ments are playing a ukelele and dragging five successive 4.0 ' s. Everyone wishes Jonesy the best of luck and all the success coming to a good fellow. He has the traits of character that make a good officer, and all those with whom he has come in contact know he will make good. Swimming 4, 3 Class Soccer 4, 3 Fencing 2, 1 Associate Editor Points Administration Luckv Bag Star 4, 3, 2, 1 Two Stripes Editor Class Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 Class Track 4, 3, 2, 1 " B " Squad 3, 2 Pep Committee 1 Two Stripes Harold Bater " Hal " Atlantic City, New Jersey T ' WAS not so long ago that Hal emerged from the obscurity of Atlantic City into the spotlight of a naval career. And did he emerge — ? You can ' t keep a cyclone down no matter how good you are. You ' ll remember him best by his seriously interested manner and yet carefree and happy-go-lucky way. " What ' s the use of boning; the prof won ' t know anything about it either, " or maybe " What are you griping about; some day you ' ll get your crack at the world too. " Innocently he wended his way through the portals and halls of this place and it seemed he was always getting into trouble — and managing to get out again. He ' s had tough breaks but they ' ve never phazed him a bit. Everyone who came in contact with him became a steadfast friend. You can ' t help liking him. Adventures, well he makes his own and lives them. Surely no one will ever forget those breath-taking rides north during aviation summer. Hal has all the virtual and pleasing qualities of a roommate and a pal. Edward Maynard Day " Ed " " Apollo " Jamestown, Rhode Island BANGITY-BANG BANG! Pop- pop — pop! Don ' t be alarmed! Ed is merely giving his pride and joy a test run in the shower! Second class September leave made Ed a confirmed outboard motor enthusiast. Ed was most often to be seen, bouncing over the tranquil waters of the Severn in a pocket edition of a boat. Between trying out a new radio hookup and tuning up the Chief, Apollo has be- come a very versatile mechanic. Ed spent his Plebe year as a devotee of crew, and was duly rewarded with a small numeral for his labors in the umpteenth shell. Ed ' s favorite recreation ranges from " Hey, got anything to eat " with an amazing capacity for " chiz mit crack- ers, " to a windy argument with Alex on any subject under the sun. Ed has well earned his niche in the row of savoirs, and has reaped in the coveted gold stars from his Youngster year on. Academics are but a small part of his nature, for under his quiet, and serious mien, is concealed a true, loyal, and affectionate friend. We wish you the best of luck, old pal. Football 4 Class Football 2 Crew 4 150-pound Crew 3, 2, 1 Gvmkhana 4 2 P. O. Page 333 Dale Albert Bauer " Little Baiter " " Buddy " North Platte, Nebraska FROM the Region of the Platte, land of the Cornhuskers, there arrived in the early days of Plebe summer a sturdy, western lad bent on following in the footsteps of his " big brother. " It was not a plainsman we saw, however, for Dale attended the University of Nebraska for a year be- fore leaving the home fires. Then a year on his own and Dale was ready to enter the Academy — ready to get the very most out of four big years. Little Bauer, though Dale is actually older than Joe, was an embryo athlete when he entered the Academy and by dint of natural ability, hard and persevering work, he has done well on the gridiron, on the basketball court, and on the track. A firm believer in versatility, he has applied himself to the academics and looks forward to even higher scholastic achievements in later life. A man who has an idea on every worthwhile subject, a fighter but a true blue wife, a student and a gentleman, a square shooter, neither a dreamer nor a conventionalist, we must include this lad on the credit side of our ledger. George Franklin Schultz " Htimie " " Frank " Columbia City, Indiana A " HOOSIER " and proud of it! If you don ' t believe it, ask him. Heimie tells us that for two years he was an aspiring young medico at Indiana University. But he has always been a Navy man. The debris of his toy ships may still be found along the banks of the Wabash, which sweeps majestically through the corn- stalks a few miles from his home town. At times we all need a friend who will let us think we are running him to death, who will argue forcefully and endlessly on any subject we wish, and never lose his good humor. Heimie supplies this want. But he is a man of concrete achievements, too, pitching varsity baseball being the chief of his several athletic activities. In the realm of extra-curricular activities Heimie has been rewarded for his work with the athletic editor- ship of both the Lucky Bag and Reef Points and is a member of the Log staff. In addition, he has stood con- sistently high in his academics. Good luck to you, Frank. Let ' s see some tight pitching in future engage- ments — you ' ve got the stuff. Company Representative 4 3, 2 Football Numerals 4 " NA " 3. 2; " N " 1 Basketball " NA " 3 Track, Numerals 4; " NA " 3, 2 Star 4, 2 Class Supper Committee Four Stripes Pep Committee Class Football 4, 3, 2 Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 Numerals 4, 3; " N ' Basketball 1; " NA " 1 Log Staff 4, 3, 2, 1 Lucky Bag Athletic Editor Reef Points Athletic Editor " N " Club 2, 1 Star 4 G. P. O. 2, 1 Page 223 Frederick Julian Becton " Becky " Hot Springs, Arkansas ARKANSAS has long been famous for her travellers. Well here is her latest one. One day, several years ago, Becton saw a billboard on which was printed, " Join the Navy and see the world. " The urge to travel at once came upon him; so he bravely shouldered his clarinet and started out. Thus we find him first at Marion Institute and then at Annapolis. During his travels, he has not lost his clarinet; and its quite frequent protests against silence continually threaten to bring an indictment against him for disturbing the peace. Excepting this he stands well in the graces of all who know him. He has no other bad habits. He is not what you would call a great athlete, unless you were discussing the Mexican type. However, in the fall he can usually be found running about the soccer field; and in the spring, he threatens to go out for track or tennis. We doubt if he will become a great engineer or aviator, in spite of his great ability to understand steam; or that he will become a great musician, in spite of his love for music, but one will look long for a better man. William Ross McCuddy " Bill " " Mac " RUSSELLVILLE, KENTUCKY MAC came to Annapolis from the land of race horses, blue grass, and waving tobacco leaves; and what was Kentucky ' s loss was more than an even break for the Navy. Since those first days of Plebe summer he has been getting along as those of us who knew him before his midshipman days at Marion know he will always get along. Feminine company and conversation is one of his weaknesses; and so it ' s not infrequent that one can spot this " tall, dark gentleman bartering words with the pretty blonde lass " at almost any of the Saturday night hops. As far as athletics concern Mac, football and crew get his bid every fall and spring. But books are really his secret joy. He does his best to try to keep his studies from interfering with his education, but the task be- comes hard at times and Bill occasion- ally has to lay aside his novel and reach for a steam or French book. One would have to look far to find a better personality than Mac ' s, and his ability to make friends is second only to his ability to hold them. Class Soccer 4 Asst. Athletic Editor of Log Press Gang 1 2 P. O. Page 224 Gvmkhana 4 Pl ' ebe Football lebe Crew Crew 2. 1 2 P. O. i, and In nnJ only Allen Chamberlain Bell " Acy " " Hallie " Elizabeth City, North Carolina ANOTHER product of the well- known Tar Heel State. Acy arrived a bit earlier than the rest of us to absorb the finishing touches of preparation at Bobby ' s. From the start he was noted as a friend of everybody. Indeed there are few people who have met him who did not carry away with them a happy recol- lection of a happy man. As a student Acy inclines more to the practical than to the intellectual pursuits. The same business acumen governs his every day actions. He is noted as one of the few midshipmen who ever have ready money except at pay day — a fact which once caused a D. O. upon inspecting his strong-box to suspect him of gambling. However, Acy enjoys his pleasures as he does everything else, simply and sensibly. Although he never starred in sports, he makes it a point to keep away from the radiator and has stuck out whole seasons of gruelling work with a determination to give his best and keep himself in first class co ndition. All in all a man, Acy can expect and does deserve the best there is in life. Harry Worden Holden " Harry " " Francois " Rutland, Vermont HARRY is a New England Yer- monter through and through even though his favorite magazine is the " New Yorker. " The beauty of those mountains, and the wonderful things he tells of what are done in that country, are unlimited. Even though he came here directly from high school and there are some in our class with college years to their credit, he has stood well up among the s avoirs. His hobby is reading, reading every- thing from the classics to magazines; though we don ' t accuse him of being a member of the Radiator Club, for he practices his hobby while lots of us are boning hard to stay " sat. " As a roommate it is a pleasure to live with him, for he is never grouchy or touchy, but always willing to help and to do things with a pleasant attitude. Plebe Boxing b.31t M. P. O. Gvmkhana 4 Plebe Track, Small ' 2 P. O. Page 22$ Kenneth Carmel Berthold " Ken " " Casey " North Attleboro, Massachusetts OUR Annual could hardly be complete without hearing about our Casey. He is another lad hailing from New England. Being of an adventurous spirit he turned down a life of ease and comfort with a little wife, for the glorious adventures of life on the seas. Though beset by the lure of roman- tic novels, Ken always found time to fill out a foursome of bridge and frequently brought home the bacon. As a result of these tiresome activities Aurora frequently caught him napping at reveille. Several tilts with Terpsichore served but to whet his passion for dancing and leave him dissatisfied. His fancy then turned to music as an outlet for his surplus energy. The latest hits from the movies might then be heard rendered in stentorian tones to the accompaniment of a phonograph. In spite of assaults of the academic departments and spells cast by the moon, Ken has successfully weathered his first cruise. May your steady course lead you to happiness and success! Victor Albert King " Fie " " Sire " North Attleboro, Massachusetts WHAT ' S the savviest state in the Union? " " Massachusetts of course: if you don ' t think so, ask me. " If we can ' t fully agree we can at least opine that those small town high schools " know how, " for Vic has never been troubled academically. Between journeys into interplane- tary space by means of the fourth dimension, Vic helps in boosting the room ' s grand slam average, but not if it would interfere with his daily workout. He can ' t be bothered drag- ging — " they ' re different. " His Maj- esty is just practical-minded enough to deplore proprieties and form his own conclusions as to the fitness of things. Vic is of French persuasion and will delight in singing a song in patois just so that every one will wonder what it is all about. He has the invaluable habits of minding his own business while listening in, but loves to stir the curiosity of others. He refrains from argument; hasn ' t time for it, and would much rather form conjectures as to the identity of the diabolical murderer in " The Cock Robin Murder ase. Gymkhana Buzzard Page 226 2 P O James Otis Biglow " Jamie " " J. C. " New London, Ohio JAMIE just couldn ' t stay away from the pleasures and also the displeasures of military life. He started his career by spending four years at Culver. For a two year stay at Ohio State he took leave of " Squads right and left, " and then he picked up his gear and headed straight for the banks of the Severn. He ' s a student of no small ability in all subjects, especially math. He didn ' t keep his savviness to himself though, for many of his spare hours were put to use in helping a classmate get a line on what it was all about. He starred Plebe year and has been close to that honor each year since. Plebe Year found him digging up the cinders on the track and showing his spikes to most of his classmates. Youngster Year he tried to chop timbers but ran into a lot of good competition that slowed him down a bit. Nevertheless, his services to the squad were valuable. During the cold months and also the rainy warm ones he devoted his time to the newly inaugurated national pas- time " Bridge. " Thomas Woodson Rogers " Tommy " Louisville, Kentucky 1 A OMMY came to us claiming for his home not only Kentucky but also Wisconsin, where after worrying Carroll College a while he finally decided to join our line. He managed to use his double residence right effectively Plebe year; and he certainly rated it, for later, anyone would have found it a necessity on visiting Tommy to force his way through a boiling mob that represented every podunk in the country. Our little fellow had no doubt been caulking or boning the latest novel until he was beset by everyone who had come to be taught juice, math, or the dope on the mor- row ' s game. It is funny too, for he is not only savvy but also a born teacher. He is continually at something, or working at another, but if by chance one hears far off in the corridors a clatter that rapidly rises in crescendo and finally ends in a terrific crash at the door, he is generally right in guessing " Here ' s Tommy. " " What ' s the dope for tomorrow? " " Aww-w-w I guess I ' ll turn in! " Track 4. 3, 2, 1 " 31 " Block 4 Class Football 4 Star 4 Reef Points Staff 2 P. O. Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 " NA " ■ ' 31 " Block Basketball 3, 2, 1; " NA " Log 4, 3, 2 Lucky Bag Staff Editor " Reef Points " 30-31 Swimming 4 Star 4, 3, 2, 1 1 P. O. t Page 227 Edward Meade Bingham " Bing " " Ed " Norfolk, Virginia BING did the larger part of his prepping in a school named after a true man-of-the-sea, Maury. After struggling along on that well known organization known as the " sub " squad for a bit during Plebe Summer, he decided to forever free himself from their dread clutches and went out for the swimming team where he ' s with the best of them nowadays. In the fall he does his stuff for the fightin ' Eighth soccer team and kicks shins with the best of them. He seems to have the proverbial eagle eye when it comes to hitting the bullseye and proudly sports a " ringworm " on his right sleeve. But Bing has his drawbacks; for instance his greatest pleasure is taking something apart to see how it works — even the alarm clock. As for his qualifications in making a good wife, they are ideal. A true southern gentle- man in every sense of the word, he exudes good cheer with a gay air that is as natural to him as his easy-going good-hearted manner. The best of roommates and the finest of pals. Clifford Thurston Janz " Cliff " " Possum " Lakewood, New Jersey THE high school gang prophecied admiral ' s bars for Cliff and they knew too; for besides holding down many outside activities in those days and being valedictorian of his class, he passed the entrance exams without prepping. Cliff is versatility itself — no one phase of academic life holds him down. Always a true member of the Log staff, he still devotes much time to managing soccer, distinguishing meg- ohms from millivolts in the Juice Gang, and playing class baseball. He can work or play equally well but his idea of play would be somebody else ' s of work. Maybe he is sacrificing a " star " because of some of his extra outlets of energy but his academics are something most anyone would be proud of. Patient, generous, and warm- hearted, Cliff makes an ideal roommate and a good friend. One reason he takes so well to activities may be to hold as many friends as possible. It ' s certainly a fact that his contagious smile and humor keep him always with someone around to " talk it over with. " Class Soccer 4, 3 Swimming 3, 2, 1 Expert Rifleman 2 P. O. Drum and Bugle Corps 4, 3, 2; Juice Gang 3. 2, 1; Masked N 2; Manager piebe Varsity Soccer 4; Asst. Manager Varsity Soc- cer 3, 2, Manager 1. aXp (Mgr.i; Battalion Repre- sentative Log 2, Literary Editor 1; Class Baseball 3; 1 P. O. Page 228 JS Charles Franklin Braught • ' Charlie " -Duke " Lancaster, Pennsylvania BORN at an early age in the town of Lancaster. Charlie almost im- mediately demonstrated a weakness for the outdoor life and a marked propensity for the disintegration of time-piece interiors, habits that persist to this day. Little did the proud but anxious parents reck that the latter was to aid him in Steam and the former in doing things in a large way in football and track. Actions speak louder than words, and it is hard to give any adequate word-picture of the abounding per- sonal qualities of tact, generosity, fair play, character and personality which, coupled with his even, cool, obliging disposition, have endeared him to all who know him, and have raised him to high places in activities and in the regimental organization. His conscientious desire to do the right thing and help everyone during his reign as skipper of our class largely made our Aviation Summer what it was — a happy, helpful time to be always remembered — not the last of his achievements. Charlie has made many friends here. John Ferdyce Castree " Jack " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania TO sing his praises — alas we must write a volume; his faults — avast there, seek no more, Diogenes. We have found our man — not only an athlete, but an intelligent specimen, not only a likely chap, but a down- right prince of fellows — this Castree guv- jack came to us from West Philadel- phia High School, where he boasted an enviable record as a schoolboy athlete. Little time was lost before we saw his capabilities — first, in Plebe football and later, lacrosse. Then it was Varsity, Youngster Year, and the coveted " N " in both sports; a real achievement. Thus, throughout our four years at the Academy. Much of Jack ' s inner nature is shown on the athletic field in his playing, for in addition to a natural aptitude for sports, his stout fighting heart and sincerity of purpose have more than made up for a lack of " Beef. " After four fine worthwhile years together, we regretfully say goodbye to a splendid happy time; but knowing that the future can hold nothing other than success and happiness for Jack. Class Vice-President 2, 1 Varsity Track 3, 2, 1 " NA " 3, 2 Football, " B " Squad 3, 2 Varsity Football 1 Second Class Summer — " o ' Striper 7th Company Commander rur . ilEP Plebe Football v JsSr Plebe Lacrosse Varsity Football 3, 2. 1 " N " 3, 2, 1 Varsity Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 " N " 3, 2, 1 X A C. A. 3, 2, 1 Ring Dance Committee 2 M. P. 0. Page 22Q Albert William Butterfield " Al " " Red " " Buttercup " Pan a, Illinois RED was not entirely fresh from the cornfields of Illinois when he entered. He had spent some time in Chicago after graduating from Pana Township High, but the wild life of the Windy City made no appeal to our friend. The call of romance, and the color of a naval career, brought him to Annapolis. Al ' s life at the Academy has been a very pleasant one. All of his time here has not been devoted to subjects connected with the naval profession. He thought he would do the rest of the world justice by becoming inter- ested in other lines as well. Red has invaded the fields of literature, art, music, science, athletics, and what not. In this way he has developed sufficient argumentative powers to make him an ardent disputant. Can he argue? Why. he can almost convince you that black is white. Whether he remains a disciple of King Neptune, or finds that his road leads him beyond the Service, we are certain that he will attain his goal. Vincent James Meola " Jim " " Fee Jay " Providence, Rhode Island JIM completed his four years at Technical High and after a year of work he found a calling more urgent than the one holding him. When he could no longer resist the mysteries of Narragansett Bay and the call of the sea, he thought wise to answer his summons. Since he is here, neither himself nor the rest of us have one " kick " coming. " Vee Jay " has several specialties, foremost among them being his study of languages. In fact, his linguistical abilities have placed him well toward the front of the class in French on more than one occasion. He was decidedly popular in France when he entered a restaurant with some hungry middies. When the call comes for a true staunch helper in any project Jim is right there. He has a strong character with principles that he takes pride in upholding. His calm disposition and developed self-control make it a safe wager that Jim ' s career whether in the Navy or out in the World will be one of success. Orchestra 4 Class Track 4 2 P. O. Page 230 2 P. O. Bryant Ackley Chandler " Chick " Lancaster, New York THE first thing that strikes you as characteristic of Chick is his appreciation of the value of common sense. Realizing that common sense is the keynote of life at the Academy he has gone far toward taking advant- age of most of the opportunities offered. His intolerance of petty things amounts to almost an obession which trait has attracted perhaps fewer of the fly-by-night variety of friends and more of the type with a deeper appreciation of the finer grada- tions of effort. Chick never, has had any trouble with either the Academic or extra- curricula activities at the Academy. With his ability to concentrate the periods for study were well utilized leaving the others open for less serious occupations. He failed to find a metier which could completely occupy his time and so learned more from the variety of activities in which he was interested. He is not completely occupied with the serious side of life, for a finer fellow cannot be found when talk is to be enjoyed or a good time to be had. William Edwin Moring " Bill " " Ed " " Joe " Senatobia, Mississippi IN the summer months of 1926 a loss to the fair state of Mississippi represented a gain at the Naval Acad- emy. At that time, Ed with his military experience at Marion arrived at the Academy and quickly fell in step with the life. From that same moment he has been known as one with whom all are eager to enjoy conversation and a good time. For- tunately his easy-going attitude and humor made such occasions numerous. But the news of football had pene- trated even into the depths of Missis- sippi, sweeping Ed with it. In fact it made such an impression that each football season for the last four years, has seen him behind the scenes helping to make a more smoothly running varsity. Nor did his efforts and close application in this direction fail to be appreciated as three years of endeavor rewarded him with the guidance of undergraduate managerial duties. Just as his ability was apparent to the foot- ball squad, so is it to every one with whom he comes in contact. Coupled with this ability, his perseverance and good nature make him successful. Class Football 4, 1 Baseball 4 C. P. O. Lacrosse 4 Football, Manager 4, 3. 2, " N " 2 P. O. Page 231 John Louis Chew " Jack " " Choo-Choo " Annapolis, Maryland HEY! Got any chow? Steady everybody, it ' s just Choo-Choo after his customary workout. A boy- hood in Annapolis gained for him a thorough knowledge of the Regiment and his days at college in Augusta were not enough to lessen his desire to roam. Jack has learned the secret of success and knows what little effort it requires to be savvy. He advocates light literature and yet we find him on the right in class formations. If you have seen him in the ring you can understand the manner in which he undertakes all things. He takes this same manner to the courts in spring and has used it in a succes- sion of successful years of tennis. Serious only when necessary he has that faculty which tempers his per- sistent good spirits with sound thought. It is with equal grace that he accepts a " frosted " something from fair hands or stops leather shod fists in Spike ' s school. Jack ' s ability to fit in and the answering chord in his nature have won him a battalion of friends. Cliftom Revell Moss " Rebel " " Mush " Annapolis, Maryland THE attractions of quaint old Annapolis were insufficient to hold our Mush on the other side of the wall. The lure of the sea proved too great to resist so he renounced his career as a gentleman for that of an officer as well. From the first of Plebe Year he has amused the fun loving element with his incessant and clever pantomime. Perhaps this is why his attempts to be serious always end in comedy. It ' s his unfailing state of happiness that makes him a good classmate and likeable companion. From time to time he is seen at social functions although his patrician tastes have made him discreet and often left him to find more durable amusements. Nature has bestowed on the lad a physique too great for his ambitions. While fundamentally a sincere mem- ber of the radiator club he has taken his share in athletics. Plebe year he indulged in everything and made his mark in most. However, he singled out his favorites and has stuck to football and boxing. naval i Lucky Bag Business Staff Company Representative 1 Hop Committee 1 Boxing 4, 3, 2; " NA " ;bNAt Tennis 2, 1; tNt Gymkhana 4 Two Stripes Page 232 Gymkhana 4 Pep Committee Football, " B " Squad 4, 3 Plebe Swimming Small Numerals Boxing 3, 2; bNAt 3, 2 Two Stripes Harris Petrikf.n Child -Truck ' ' " Red " " Brick " Washington, D. C. " TO V, when I was in the Army. " JL I Thus Red always began to re- count to us his adventures in various fields. Hailing from Charlotte Hall Military Academy, he soon demon- strated his proficiency in the manual of arms. Red is one of those natural athletes who like to go out for brutal sports. After playing class football his plebe year, he went out for " B " squad, where he still holds his place. When advised to give up varsity boxing on account of a bad ear, he turned to water polo, where he proceeded to make the training table. Any spring afternoon will see Red on Parragut Field stopping that elusive lacrosse ball with a practiced twirl. As a friend Red rates high. His bluff manner, with that indefinable strain of egoism, gives him that quality of assurance well needed by a good naval officer. Naturally " savvy, " especially in Math, he is always willing to help the other fellow. On the other hand, being a connoisseur of the " Cosmo, " he never lets studies inter- fere with pleasure. Nathan Carroll Copeland " Nat " " Cope " Los Angeles, California AN awe inspiring man he was — " Companies, squads right and left. " Yes, Nat was our mighty five striper during Plebe Summer and a good one at that. Stanford ' s loss is our gain. Though he had decided to be a naval officer instead of a barrister, he still retains the latter ' s instincts, giving them plenty of exercise when any occasion arises, from the relative merits of Eastern and Western football to the " whichness of what. " Nat ' s athletic abilities fall into many categories, the chief ones being soccer and lacrosse. Second Class Year he forsook the athletic field upon being elected cheer leader. Cope is a go-getter. When he has a job to do, he never lets up until it is done. Also he has that spark of leadership so essential in the naval profession. As a roommate there is none better. His good nature makes him a fine fellow with whom to room, because it minimizes the friction arising some- times with the " wife. " The least of his worries are the academics. Plebe Varsitv Boxing ■B " Squad 3, 2 Varsity 1 Varsity Boxing 3 Varsity Water Polo 2 " NA " Football Class 4 2 P. O. Sorcer 4, 3; a31t rPep Committee 2, 1 Cheerleader 1 2 P. O. Page 2SJ Charles Olney Cook, Jr. " Charlie " Detroit, Michigan IT was not because he lived on the sea, nor because his grandfather wore a Navy sword that he came among us — Charlie, like many another, just had an inspiration, and he hasn ' t been sorry that it directed him into the Navy. The academics never caused him to lose sleep. Well, yes, one month during plebe year he did receive one of those letters beginning, " The Superintendent notes with concern — " but he never saw another, and from the care and joy with which that one was pasted in the memory book he might have been suspected of trying for it. Besides the books that had to be read, Charlie found time to read more than a few others, and these were seldom ones of temporary popu- larity. I have lived with you for four years, Charlie, and in that time we might have found plenty over which to disagree. However, I can ' t re- member more than an occasional, and to be expected, minor difficulty. Your good nature was largely responsible for this domestic tranquility. Here ' s luck Charlie. Ralph Waldo Elden " Ralph " Portland, Oregon WHENEVER, in future years, we think of Ralph, we ' ll see at once his Roman nose and set mouth. Then, as our memories unfold, we ' ll see those distinctive features on a winter ' s evening, buried in the next day ' s assignment, or see them charging across a squash court some chilly Sunday afternoon. They look as though they meant business. Before coming to the Academy, Ralph spent a year at Oregon State College, where he was a Pi Kappa Alpha. He was a bear for mountain climbing, the summit of Mount Hood being one of his favorite haunts, and the scenic grandeur of Eastport and Naval Academy Junction proved rather tame in comparison. Ralph is versatile. He starred plebe year and stood high each suc- ceeding year. He has won prizes in the Current Events Contest. A real friend in need, he has given expert advice time and time again in every- thing from Juice to the neat wrapping of a parcel. He has no strong passions save for work-outs, which he takes relentlessly. Class Soccer 4 Lucky Bag Staff Trident 2 P. O. k A? ?? 5 . Boxing 4 Times Prize 3, 2 Star 4 Trident Buzzard Page 234 starred id) Sill- Lawrence Blanchard Cook " Larry " Nashua, New Hampshire FINISHING a brilliant career at Werntz ' s War College, Larry came to take a post graduate course at the Naval Academy. However, here he has had no little trouble with the somewhat wide and varied course; and his success is due to conscientious effort put forth during the full four years. Some say the success is because of his ability to look most intelligent when he knows least about a subject. He has decided opinions on every- thing; but unlike other of his kind, is open to conviction. With this and a willingness to give a hand where it is needed, he deserves his wide popular- ity ith varied interests and activities, Larry seems to get more than the nominal amount of pleasure from the routine life at the Academy. As a member of the Reception Committee for four years, his affable manner has been a great asset. A jubilator with a great tenor — consequently, he sings in the Glee Club and Choir, as well as in the showers. A rich and rare mixture of sense and humor moulded into a strong character. Samuel Henry Porter " Sammy " Oakmont, Pennsylvania " 7 " ESSIR, a million days, a million L dollars. " That ' s Sam ' s story and he ' ll stick to it. Speaking of stick-to-it-iveness and the old Navy will to win, Sam has set us all a good example; just think back on his good old days of baseball fame. Sam arrived out of the dense fog of Pittsburgh, and sighting a goal, he set his course and speed. In spite of the many storms, he nailed his flag to the masthead, swept the seas of all obstacles, and arrived in port with the god of 2.5 in irons, in the hold. Sam always had a cheery word for us all. His clever wit helped to win many a loyal friend, and we feel that his good nature will win many more in the fleet. As a roommate Sam had all of the qualities that went to make life a pleasure for his wife. He had that spirit of give and take, something which contributed greatly to his fine personality. Here ' s to that million dollars, Sam. and a goodly share of the million days as well! Asst. Football Manager 4, 3 Reception Committee 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 3, 2. 1 Choir 4, 3, 2. 1 Buzzard Baseball 4, 3. 2, 1 Basketball 4 " N " Club Buzzard 35n Page 23s Robert Ward Cooper -Bob " Brooklyn, New York HERE is a man who finds the laughable side of every doubtful situation, one in whom a philosophic turn of mind has been tempered with good, wholesome optimism. When the monotonous succession of drills be- came appalling, he was one of those gifted few who lifted your spirits by the force of his own untroubled personality. He was born with a stick in his hands, or at least in his thoughts, and there it has remained. Needless to say, a pair of wings has been one of his fondest ambitions. As a Mid- shipman, dreams of barrel-rolls and spins used to blend pleasurably with plans for Christmas Leave and June Week, but now flying is almost a reality, and June Balls only dreams. Unfortunately Bob lacked the weight necessary to put him on a varsity team, but he has showed us he had everything else along those lines by stroking a Navy " fifty " pound shell in the Spring and holding an enviable seat on the " B " squad football table in the Fall, not to mention Plebe Year Lacrosse. William Knowles Pottinger " Little Frlla " " Kay " Hillsboro, Texas KAY is a Southern gentleman. He is genial, likeable, smiling and generous. Sublimely unresponsive to annoying trifles, his most character- istic utterance is, " I can ' t be both- ered. " He ' s five feet seven, erect, trim- waisted, and a natural athlete. He can sprint a 440 in fifty-four seconds and twist his hips through a broken field with the best of them, the tragedy being that he won ' t do much about it. He won his Varsity letter at Junior College as quarterback of a 180-pound football team then promptly proceeded to forget all about athletics. He refuses to stop smiling because of such a non-essential matter as boning, and if he had to read a lesson twice it would be because he ' d read the wrong one the first time. And we mustn ' t forget his penman- ship! If peculiar and illegible hand- writing is a sign of genius then let Napoleon, Edison, and Socrates look to their laurels. One of the Little Fella ' s outstanding characteristics is his ability to make and keep friends. I 3; " 31 ' Class Football 4 Class Lacrosse 4 B Squad Footb: 150-Pound Crew 2, 1 Pep Committee 1 Feature Editor " Peplog " 2 P. O. Page 236 Class Football 4. 3, 2 Class Track 4; " 31 " 2 P. O. , Marshall Herbert Cox ••Marsh " " Pluto " Pasadena, California THIS California booster spent two years at the University of Calif- ornia at Los Angeles before the Call of the Sea, and a timely appointment, started him on his way to becoming a naval officer. Marshall is usually a quiet sort of fellow, but anyone speaking disparagingly of the Golden State is sure to find himself with a big argument on his hands. We first remember Pluto as a game scrapper in the Plebe Summer boxing competition. Although difficulties with the Steam Department caused him to drop boxing, he can still hold his own in pugilistic circles. Marshall put in two seasons as a football manager, and also landed a berth on the varsity rifle squad. With the exception of Steam, the academics have offered him few difficulties. In fact his knowledge of " Dago " has led many an " unsat " through in safety. Marsh never goes about a job in a half-hearted way, but works diligently until it is finished. He is always cheerful, and always ready to lend a helping hand. What more could you ask? Stanley Mumford " Stan " Ocean City, New Jersey FROM Ocean City High, Stair came to Annapolis one sunny morn in June. A real Plebe and a soccer player he started out to be, but as a high and mighty upperclassman he became a gymnast of no mean ability. Every afternoon you could find Stan working out on the rings over in the gym. Stan is a quiet fellow, well dis- positioned, steady, and ever ready to give a good word to all hands. If you want to borrow stamps, skags, matches, or even coin, you can always depend on him. When ac year began Stan got off with a bang. Anything that pertained to engineering was just made for Stan. He has been going strong ever since, steadily and surely, forging higher and higher. We all admire Stan and are glad to claim him as a classmate, for he has those qualities inherent in an officer and a gentleman. " Ho hum, Wednesday afternoon liberty. Don ' t know whether to work out or go to town and see a movie. Guess I ' ll work out. " Assistant Football Manager 4,3 Boxing 4, 2 Lacrosse 4 Rifle 3 Class Rifle 2 2 P. 0. 1«K Soccer 4 Gvm 4, 3, : Star 2 P. O. Page 2}7 Charles Laurence Crommelin " Wkitey " " Crow " Montgomery, Alabama CHARLIE is a true son of the South as well as a true Navy man;and he is well up to the standards in both cases. He came to us from Lanier High School and Marion In- stitute ready to make the best of what was to come, but above all — to graduate. Whether his task was one of making some training table or attaining a high grade, he tackled one as hard as the other. Although he has been known " to secure, " Charlie is gener- ally a hard worker both at studies and athletics. In studies he has always been able to come out with a restful margin on the 2.5. In athletics he has been versatile — sticking to water polo in the winter seasons but declaring himself free during the rest of the year for the sport most suiting his mood — and that seldom meant an afternoon on the radiator. These traits alone fall far short of giving a description of those qualities for which Charlie is best known. With his good nature, considerateness, and friendliness he will always find a good place in the memory of his classmates. John Elson Kirkpatrick " Kirk " Oklahoma City, Oklahoma TALL, lithe, and slightly senti- mental. If the " Sooner State " has anymore like him, they will all be welcomed with open arms. It was Army ' s loss when John decided he ' d " sooner " sail the seas than pound the dirt. A hard fighter, a never give up spirit, and plenty to back it up with, thus embodying all the requisites of a winner. He picked the tough sports, stuck with them, and has shown us what dogged determination and per- sistence can do. When he goes in for anything he always gets the best results even with the fairer sex. Always ready for anything but formation, he is inevitably awakened from his reverie by the bell, whereupon there ensues a mad rush for reefer, books, and the rest of midshipmen ' s impedimenta. He gives the first impression of being easy going and we must admit that he is at times, but get him in a tight place and your opinion will change immediately. John has a host of friends in every rank, he has that knack for making friends which is so essential. Swimming 4, 3; s31t Water Polo 2, 1; s31t Hop Committee 2, 1 Christmas Card Committee 2, 1 Page 238 Plebe Varsity Football " B " Squad 3, 2 " NA " ; " 31 " Plebe Varsity Wrestling Varsity Wrestling 3, 2, wNt Plebe Varsity Lacrosse Varsity Lacrosse 3, 2, 1 Goatkeeper 1 N " Club M. P. O. Damon Morris Cummings " Bill " Washington, D. C. THE MAX with a sense of humor and an elastic patience is greatly desired for company by all men. Bill has these and more! He came to our class early in the summer of 1927 with a knowledge of sea lore which was a constant source of wonder to us all; the rudiments from book diversions in Lawrence School and St. Alban ' s; the experience and the practical sides from summers in Jamestown. Conscientious work, however, has brought its returns; so that " horizontal exercise " has crept into the off hours of Bill ' s days. He seeks the realms of Morpheus in order that the next seconds may be better filled with hard work and cheeriness towards others. " Still water runs deep. " And so it is with this unassuming student, who, with all the worries available from Academic troubles, manages to keep a cheery smile and both feet on the upper side of the line, itb his native determination and ability to make friends, his life in the Service will be a pleasure to him and his shipmates. Raymond Paul Hunter " Ray " " Rip " " Tex " Sherman, Texas RAY spent a year at Texas U. ; so was well prepared to take the harried existence of Plebe Year as just another event at which to growl casually in passing. When he had solved the mysteries of cutters, he tried plebe crew and promptly mastered it to the extent of a practice cruise at Poughkeepsie and a much treasured cup to go with the crossed oar on his sweater. The academics have consistently failed to worry Rip, and he always turns up with enough velvet to enable him to devote a good part of the time left vacant by football and crew to the writing of endless letters, to the Cosmo, and above all, to a faithful attendance at all of the hops, where his gracious manner and soft southern drawl have won as many hearts as within the Hall. This big Texas has an inexhaustible store of alleged music, and his progress thru the Hall is heralded by lyrical bellows. The greatest tribute that could be paid one man ' s personality is that his audience always refrains from shooting duri ng these operatic spasms. Reception Committee 3.2,1 Reef Points 1 P. O. Football 3, 2, 1 Numerals Plebe Squad " B " Squad 3, 2, 1 Crew 3, 2, 1 " 31 " Crossed Oars " N " 3, 2, 1 Three Stripes Page 239 Arthur Noyes Daniels " Bene " " Dan " San Francisco, California AT the age of three Bebe astounded the entire West Coast by swim- ming from San Francisco to San Diego under water. Thus began the career of another great naval officer. After this episode he immediately started preparing for his entrance to the Naval Academy and finished school in an incredibly short time — a mere fourteen or fifteen years. A year and a half wind-jamming up and down the coast finished his preparation. Without a doubt his versatility is his outstanding characteristic. He can play any musical instrument with equal proficiency, but on the piccolo he has no rival. In fact, no smoker is complete without a piece of rubber tubing with Bebe on one end and the piccolo on the other. He has stayed out for crew for three years, taking part in numerous class sports also. His ability to work any kind of prob- lem is uncanny, and he proves the book right or wrong with the utmost nonchalance. With his humor and originality we wish to have him always in our lives. James McClellan Peters " Jim " " Plunger " " Chughead " Alexandria, Louisiana LET me tell you about this man from the South; this man, fancy ' s child, our third youngest, who early tired of the hue and cry of Louisiana State and made one of us, who ex- ceeded the happy state of being at once a Plebe, sat, and in the good graces of the critical upperclasses, by trickling from the sub squad to a place on the swimming team and by taking unto himself a pair of stars, who, while a mere Youngster, added a cubit to his stature, charming women to his acquaintance, and a multitude to the coterie awaiting " Peters ' re- lease " ; this man of rare humor who loves nothing better than a com- plicated hoax, particularly if it be of his own scheming, who says: " the trouble with me is that I like every- thing — swimming, and the movies, and studying, and milk, " who ap- praises human frailty like a Daniel, who, finally but fortunately, is re- quired to wear black ties; this man, this wistful dreamer which is James McClellan Peters. Gymkhana 4 Crew 4 150-pound Crew 3, 2 Orchestra 4, 3 Glee Club 4, 3 Star 4, 3 2 P. O. Pag,- 24.0 Gymkhana 4 Swimming 4, 3, 2 s31t; sNAt Log Staff 4, 3 Star 4 2 P. O. DeAtley Ingalls Davis " De " " D.I. " Atchison, Kansas HE HAS developed a roaming disposition probably because he is an Army Junior and enjoys the romance of travel. It was evident that a seagoing life was the only career to satisfy his desire for adventure; so " Shad ' s " and the Navy school. Living in the Philippines, as well as France and Germany, not slighting ashington, of course, acquired for him the technique and poise to string the girls a big line. A glance at his locker door is sufficient proof of his success. Plebe year was not an easy life for De but the thought of one " diag " more than compensated for i t. His siege with Math was at times a struggle, but his latent abilities were always available when the emergency arose. De proved to be a very apt student in boxing and had it not been for the stronger demand of the " ac " depart- ments and an ill timed operation Second Class year, would have stood a good chance of making the team. Spring days found him on the tennis court. William Vaughn McKaig " Mac " Eatontown, New Jersey MAC, previous to his embarkation on a naval career, had already tasted of military life from his connec- tion with various military units at home where he was held in high esteem. His strong liking for horses was finally overcome by the call of the sea, remaining, however, a cher- ished hobby- After cramming at " Bobby ' s " for a month, he passed the exams and entered in June. Outside of a little private struggle with the Math de- partment at the end of Plebe year, Mac succeeded in piling up enough velvet at the beginning of the term to last him safely over. His affairs of the heart were many, as Mac always held that variety was the spice of life; but none of them had a telling effect. This produced fre- quent alterations on his locker door. From the first days of Plebe Summer Mac went out for wrestling, but Youngster year his athletic abilities were turned to company soccer and lacrosse. His bright and cheerful disposition made him an agreeable companion. Choir 4, 3. 2 P. O. 2, 1 Page 241 Harrington Max Drake " Max " Fresno, California THE dark curly hair, and winning way that is only Max ' s im- mediately won for him the friendship and esteem of the rest of us from that first day in Plebe Summer. His ability to tell a story in manner par excellence, has also made him a wanted man when there has been a " session " on. Max has always been interested in athletics, and seems to be able to play them all equally well. Football, tennis, track, and golf however, are his mainstays. Any spring day one can find him playing a driving smash- ing game of tennis. These however, are mostly external qualities. To his friends, Max is a true man. There may be others who have more " gameness " and spirit, but we have yet to see the equal of this handsome young man. No matter, what it may be; winning the last set of an exhausting match, driving across the continent in record time, or setting the pace in old Berlin, Max is always there. Here ' s luck to you old Pal — Not Bremse! Francis Wallace Hoye " Beans " " Frank " Boston, Massachusetts FRANK came to us from Boston Latin School where he had grad- uated after having become outstanding in football and track. His football experience was soon put to good use as he became a member of the plebe football squad and was close to the first team when he was compelled to stop by sickness, which took him out for the entire season. It was also in plebe year that he took up boxing and, although not a member of the team, he was a hard worker on the squad and those who opposed him know that it was never through not trying that he failed to make the team. Studies never made Frank get down to his hardest, but he remained in higher standing than the majority. Perhaps many letters in a dainty feminine hand, postmarked Boston, furnished the necessary inspiration. However, the energy he saved was shown in his constant good nature and unfailing smile. No reverse can make him change his outlook on life. Page 242 r Plebe Football ' Boxing •-1920 " 2 P. O. Edward Franklin Ferguson " Fergie " " Don Juan " Bridgeport, Connecticut WlLMER EARLE GALLAHER " Lovey " " Whearle " Wilmington, Delaware SOME five years ago a dark curly- haired Connecticut Yankee drop- ped his copy of " Cradle of the Deep " and decided to see for himself some of those wonders known only to sea- faring men. After a year of prepping which was very unnecessary as he had been among the first five of his class at Bridgeport Central High, Fergy became a lowly plebe. Through the pleasant four years of Academy life he has been an ever pleasant pal. He is so cheerful, in fact, that during his first two years as an upper classman the plebes believed him to be Santa Claus. He is by no means " easy, " however, for under his good natured exterior he has a keen mind and a strong will. In order to realize this fact you need only to engage him in an argument. There is never much doubt as to the one who will emerge on top. His hobbies as a midshipman have been many — and more trouble- some. Best o ' luck, old man! THIS dark-haired, good looking young man is the product of Wilmington ' s best high school. He entered our gates in the summer of ' 27 with the firm intention of doing or dying. He " did, " for as you see, he is very much alive. Willie has had no easy time in his battle with the acs. At the end of each four months his aggressiveness has given him a decision — however close this may have been. He is quite a man of the world and can give the ladies a hit if the occasion demands; and he ' s hard to hook, but when he is he ' ll stick and you can ' t tear him away. During Plebe Summer, Earle had his attention called to the Gym Team by the appearance of Navy ' s hopes for the 1928 Olympics. During his whole career here he has devoted a great deal of his time to that sport. Judging from his success, thus far, we know that Lovey will go far in the Service, which will benefit by his bit. Cross Country 4; c31c Manager Track 4, 3, 2 ■•NA " Class Water Polo Reception Committee 2 P. O. Gvm 4, .3, 2, 1 " 1931 " ; g.31t; gNAt Class Football 4 Gymkhana 4 Stage Gang 4 1 P. O. Page 243 Reid Puryf.ar Fiala 11 Pete " " Steinmetz " Brooklyn, New York TAKING his home port, Brooklyn, as a point of departure Pete bestowed himself upon us in the Plebe summer of twenty-seven. Why? Perhaps it was the reaction of a month of Army life at Plattsburg. But, here ' s the secret. It is Pete ' s ambition to become some day a bewhiskered explorer and delve into the out-of- the-way corners of this oblate spheroid. Academics presented no great diffi- culty and he took them or left them as the occasion prompted. Athletic- ally, track received his whole hearted concentration. Each spring found him pounding the cinders with the varsity quarter milers. He has missed little of the Academy social life, appeared at all the hops, and indulged in only an occasional " affaire du coeur. " Pete is usually busy, and his activi- ties are many and varied. An artist of no mean talent, as evidenced by many Log covers, he also goes in for story telling and spasmodic concoctions which he bribes the Log editor to publish as poetry. Daniel Alfriend Stuart " Dan " " Slew " Portsmouth, Virginia HERE is a man: unique: his character was molded in mild Virginia among the fields of the country and near the Navy yards of the Bay. He became taciturn from the plantations and industrious from the ships. Years spent watching brawny men go down to the sea in ships inspired him so he put that sea- going swagger into a pair of plebe white works and said, " Let ' s fight! " to the academic board — and they ' re still fighting! Being from Portsmouth, Dan nat- urally learned enough about battle- ships to floor a steam prof. It ' s great to be a savvy plebe. And then he prepped at Dardin ' s. Dan is a serious, diligent man who, however, is not too serious to laugh with the rest. He doesn ' t waste much time, but when he isn ' t working on some apparatus in the gym, or swim- ming, he ' s learning about some new and peculiar gadjet. His mind seems to store them up, and he initiates the rest of us every now and then with the true dope. We all like Dan and wish for him a happy future on our ship. Cross Country 4, 3; c31c Track 4, 3, 2; " 31 " ; " NA " Art Editor Trident 4, 1 Asst. Art Editor 3, 2 Log Staff 2, 1 Assistant Art Editor 1 Pep Committee 1 Class Crest Committee Gymkhana 4 Page 244 ross Country ack 4, 3 Gym 2 2 P. O. William Wilson Fitts " Bill " " Willie " Americus, Georgia LITTLE WILLIE from Georgia, a typical Southern gentleman, fond of dogs, little children, and beautiful women. The lives of dogs and little children are no doubt in- herent in his genial nature but he must have cultivated a taste for " Peaches " at the U. of Georgia where he spent a year. Picture a Scotch Rebel with the phlegmatic tempera- ment of a Teuton and you have the person of Willie Fitts. Cherubic, curly-headed Bill is a gentleman of parts and eminent pos- sibilities, but throughout his pleasant stay with us, he has for the most part been content to let the other fellow do the work. " Let him do it, he wants to " Willie might protest. He might easily have become a Don Juan with the ladies, but he spurns them; he might have become a great athlete but he already has broad shoulders and oh — well, life is too short to really bother. Make a protest or offer him the latest exciting bit of news and Willie will calmly raise his eyebrows and, with a twinkle in his blue eyes, say " Well, how ' bout dat! " David Livingston Roscoe, Jr. " Dave " " Bosco " San Diego, California WHEN it comes to telling about the beauties of sunny Calif- ornia, its wonderful climate advant- ages, ad infinitum, the California Chamber of Commerce have nothing on Dave. Why to hear him telling about the wonders of his homeland, a citizen of Utopia would immediately pack up and go West. If his audience is inclined to argumentiveness, waste- baskets may be crumpled savagely, records viciously shattered and radia- tors up-rooted, but after the smoke of battle has cleared away, California oranges still remain doubly large and trebly succulent against all comers. Some may wonder at such a lengthy preamble but it is such sidelights that show an interesting character. Dave is of a serious disposition; sometimes apt to be cynical toward life, but always with a deep loyalty to friends and ideals. He attended Severn School before entering the Academy, and as an Army Junior he has seen a good deal of life. We might say, to use a homely expres- sion but a good one, " Dave ' s got the makins. " Class Baseball 4, 3 2 P. O. Class Basketball 4 Gymkhana 4 Farewell Ball Committee 4 •I P. O. Page 245 William Henry Fitzgerald " Biddy- " Fiiz " " Bill " Wakefield, Massachusetts B l almost tearful, " I thought — ' but don ' t be alarmed folks, it is only the culmination of another Grimm ' s Fairy Tale by Fitzgerald into which a doubting professor has interjected a few words. " And can you imagine that when I had everything up there but the kitchen sink. " So saying he drew small stores and shipped over. Now if you haven ' t heard any of these or the one about the " Caddie sport roadster " you haven ' t heard Biddy in action. But then, we must forsake the ridiculous for the sublime. Here is a man whose idiosyncrasies are as numerous as his talents. To explain: Supposing you forget such a thing as your laundry number, class standing or even Plebe Year multiple. Don ' t worry, just ask Fitz and if he doesn ' t come down with it to five places, we miss our guess. Ath- letically our hero stands up with the best of them. In the fall just look around the football field and in spring go across to Lawrence Field where you will find him operating on baseballs like a professional. Forsyth Massey " Hy " " Hyrum " Wichita, Kansas HY CAME to us from the plains of Kansas, a total stranger to the Atlantic Seaboard. He decided that he ' d find out how they did things back East so left his native haunts to seek fame and knowledge at that famous institution on the Severn. His typical western attitude quickly won for him a host of friends. His good nature, open heartedness and willing- ness to joke and prank makes it impos- sible to dislike him. " To the stars, through all difficulties " is Hy ' s idea on life. This type of determination stamps him as a man willing to play, but who applies himself in a diligent manner and achieves success. He is always ready to drag — a ladies man? — no — but possessing an irrestible charm and grace that the so called masters of terpischore and gallantry would give anything to acquire. A good word for everybody, a cheery disposition, which few can surpass makes him a true blue friend and companion. Always ready with the necessary information, he is a man the Navv is fortunate to have. Baseball 4. 3. 2, 1 Numerals 4; " NA " 3; " N " 2, 1 Football 4, 3, 2; " NA " 3, 2 Expert Rifleman Expert Pistol 1 P. O. Pag - 246 oceer, Numeral 4 P. O. Arthur Ingoldsby Flaherty " Ingie " " Mike " " Caliph " Worcester, Massachusetts WHEN you ' ve lived with this lad and known him — when you ' ve worked and played with him, you ' ll say, as we all do, that here is one man in a million. This smiling youth with the curly hair and cherubic countenance is respected and loved by all who have been lucky enough to come in contact with him. If Art only had a body large enough to match his heart, another name would have been indelibily written in letters of gold in Navy athletic history. For four years, he has picked up the stroke at the little shack on the hill in the long grind down the river as twilight descended on the banks of the Severn; and for four years, he has struggled on in the lighter boats, while other men, bigger only in body, have garnered the glory. Academics and such necessities have worried him but little — in fact he has always stood among the chosen few who wear that little gold star. Lucky indeed, will they be who can go on through life with this fellow, the man with more friends than there are rivets in a battle ship. Edward Joseph O ' Neill " Eddie " " Oney " Annapolis, Maryland NO score and four years ago, a fair-haired youth thrust his beaming countenance through Gate No. 3, and after eluding the Executive, and evading the Physical Depart- ments, became a Midshipman. Hav- ing thoroughly accustomed himself to the routine, he early began to make a name for himself. Inspired by- natural hatred of anything that sav- ored of the sordid drudgery of our existence, he set about seeking the beautiful things of life, and was in time recognized by his fellows as a true Epicurean. As a " wife, " he has shown himself to be a real pal, and though his social- istic views sometimes tend to mar the domestic tranquillity, it may in truth be said that life has never been dull when he was present. Although he has never studied much, he has received good marks; for it is inevit- able that natural ability be recognized. His athletic ability is outstanding, and on the lacrosse field he is a differ- ent man, a moving flash, ready with matchless wit and indomitable courage. He enjoys the lighter side of life as well. 150-pound Crew 3, 2, 1 Radio Club 3, 2, 1 Star 4 2 P. (1. Football, " P. " Squad 2 Lacrosse 4, 3, 2, 1 Plebe Varaily Numerals 4 " NA " 3, 2 2 P. O. Page 247 George Stephen John Forde " Henry " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania AT the outbreak of the World War, a small freckled face Irish boy stood on the walks of Washington and watched the troops parade by. Upon his graduation from the Roman Catholic High of Philadelphia in 1926 he was given a chance. Presto! A midshipman. His cheery smile and general good fellowship soon won him many friends and his famous retort " Yea, but during our plebe summer, " seems to have a good foundation. Being, as heretofore mentioned, Irish, he immediately took up the gentle game of fist-throwing a la Webb and although never a head- liner, he has always made the others work for their chances. He is also a football enthusiast, and all seasons of the year we find him out for some sport. George is a great lover of any kind of music but is a continual source of annoyance by persisting in playing productions of the great artists. But even so, he is the best of pals. Sock ' em classmate! Karl Raymond Wheland " Karul " Arcadia, Ohio HE WAS born with the gift of laughter. " — Sabatini. Rafael Sabatini could not have better estimated Karl ' s disposition had he been his roommate. A product of Arcadia High School and Bowling Green State Normal College, he leaves a good academic record here with the satisfaction that — well, he did not have to neglect too much the beloved " Cosmo, " his large correspondence, and his participation in many forms of athletics. Notwithstanding the fact that he has not gathered a drawer- ful of block " N ' s, " he has attained a high degree of proficiency in football, basketball, tennis, and baseball merely by indulging his natural bent. Here is a man who would stake his last for a friend — a gentleman every inch, who has endeared himself to his classmates by his everlasting good nature and his sincerity in every undertaking whether it be a prob in math or a set of tennis. Here is a friend that we will never forget " When old tales be retold. " Karl, may your philosophy of life never change! Koxing 4, 3 Class Football 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Plebe Varsity Basketball Varsity Tennis Squad 3, 2 " B " Squad 2 Class Football 1 Gvmkhana 4 First Petty Officer Page 24.S Hugh Douglas Gray " Doug " " Esquimau " Douglas, Alaska AT the age of three, Doug left Montana and became an Alas- kan. There, in the frozen North, he lived for fifteen years, building himself into a splendid specimen both acad- emically and athletically. Prior to coming to the Naval Academy, Doug spent some time at Severn where he learned the art of wrestling. There he received a good foundation in his studies. He has always seemed to choose his " drags " with a calm and excellent choice, for they invariably have been found to be of the rarest type. That but seldom approached title of " Four- O " he has won over many times. Doug ' s greatest achievement has been in the line of wrestling. Many are the afternoons we have stayed in the gym to see him match wits and brawn with his fellow teammates. He has made a record of performance that will be rarely bettered. For years to come his personality, spirit and wit will not be forgotten but more than that he will be re- membered for the man that he is. Doug has made many friends here. Clark Alexander Ritchie " Guvnor " " Ritch " " Eagle ' " Buffalo, New York HE WHO comes after Ritchie is lost " has been a well known phrase around Bancroft Hall since Plebe Year formations. But to Clark ' s credit he was always there. Close calls with academics were many, but always they were met and overcome by a ready flash of real industry that marks the dependable man. Good natured and big hearted with an ever helping hand, thus we found the Guvnor in his every day contact with others. Such traits have made him a real classmate and in later life will make him a welcome companion. In the Naval Academy activities, Clark will be remembered by his excellence with the rifle and pistol. In the very beginning at those rifle range drills, he soon earned the sobri- quet of Eagle Eye. During Plebe year Ritchie showed up on the Plebe Rifle Team — National Freshman Champions! And now, he is a valued member of the varsity team, which ranks with the nation ' s best. We, his classmates, hope that his success with the rifle may exemplify his career in this world. Company Football 4 " N " Club Ring Committee Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 Captain 1 Expert Rifleman 2 P. O. Rifle rNAt; rNt " N " Club Expert Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 Colonel Thompson Award, Second Prize 2 P. O. Page 240 George Myron Greene -Jo, " Holbrook, Arizona JOE hails from the wild and sandy- West. He was born in Connecticut but at the early age of three moved to Massachusetts, where he did most of his schooling. Having a practical mind, Joe leans more to the construc- tive side of learning; in fact, he almost likes " steam " drills and would rather find out the " why for " of an intricate machine than anything that the ac departments have for him to do. Joe is a great connoisseur of short stories and spends much of his spare time keeping up with his " Colliers, " " Post, " and " Liberty, " and his correspondence. If each mail delivery isn ' t forthcoming with more than two letters Joe insists that there must have been a train wreck somewhere. In the Winter and Spring he may be seen steaming around the track with the milers, and we expect to see him crash thru. Joe ' s sunny smile for everybody and his willingness to help the wooden safely past the trees have won him a host of friends, and what is a man without friends? Joseph Wilson Leverton, Tr. " Bill " Washington " , D. C. BILL hails from the wilds of Wash- ington, and so eager was he for a naval career that he turned down a hard earned scholarship for the chance to enter the Academy. An accomplished bugler, he has several times sounded taps over the Unknown Soldier; so, naturally, in preference to wielding a Springfield for four years, he became one of our " Hell- cats. " Although a regular fish in the water, plebe skinny prevented him from getting his start in the pool. In the Spring baseball is his forte. The ac departments again interfered to keep him from making his " N " Youngster year, but the following seasons were more successful. He ' s neither a sheik nor a Red Mike, but when he drags — O Boy! Regular donations of chow from home and an unlimited supply of skags make his room the meeting house of the deck. Always ready to help or willing to argue, he ' s one of those rare persons, a perfect shipmate. Photographic Staff Luekv Ban Track 4, 3. 2, 1; " NA " 2 Class Track 2. 1 Cross Country 4, 1 Star 2, 1 M. P. O. Expert Turret Pointer Baseball 4. 2, 1; " NA ' Class Bowling 3, 2 Bugle Corps 4, 3, 2, 1 Two Stripes Page 250 l m Vernon Rex Hain " Sex " " Fie " Dayton, Ohio THE sages say that early environ- ment does much to mold one ' s future. It was natural, therefore, that a summer at C. M. T. C. should turn Rex ' s steps toward a military life. Fate, and a Congressman, de- cided it. Academy life has not dealt severely with him. Studies caused work but no worry. He was a real asset to the rifle team. In fact, Rex is one of the best marksmen in his class. When he was not busy making holes in targets he ambled around the Yard taking snapshots for the Lucky Bag. He is responsible for most of the pictures in this book, certainly all of the bad ones. Though he is a busy individual he is always ready to talk, argue, or explain anything, whether you want to listen or not. His friends are many, for a genial, good nature and a readiness for any kind of fun make it impossible for you not to like him. Success for Rex is assured. His love for the Service and his conscientious application to any task set before him will keep him climbing upward in the Navy. Frederick Utter Weir " Fu " " Foo-Foo " Newport, Rhode Island FU derives his nickname from his initials, not from any Oriental traits or inordinate use of perfumery. He belies his surname as well. It is Scotch and means " war, " but he is both generous and entirely companion- able. His sense of humor, though slight!} ' English, is good, and he likes to laugh. The natural goal of a true Xew Englander is the sea, and if Fu is not a true New Englander there never was one. He has no false ideas of the profession he has chosen. He likes the Navy and intends it to be his career. When the flu thwarted his aspira- tions for crew Plebe Year, he turned his attentions to sailing and tennis, but for one spring time only. Second Class Year saw him once more at the boat sheds every night; and in the nth boat more often than not, but working hard just the same. Fu is energetic and thorough. He is ever ready to help a friend, and he has them throughout the Regiment. If the past betokens the future, success well earned will surely be his. Photographic Editor, Lurkv Bag Class Crest Committee Pep Committee Small Bore 4, 3, 2, 1 rXt 3; " N ' 2 Rifle 4, 3, 2, 1 rN ' At 3; rXt 2 Captain 1 Expert Rifleman Star 2 " X " Club Three Stripes Crew 4, 3, 2 Gvmkhana 4 Lucky Bag Staff MI " (i Page 251 John Frank Harper, Jr. ' ' Red " " Demon " Centreville, Maryland RED ' S high school days were spent in Baltimore in attending the well known Poly which has turned out more famous people than Athens. Red, however, lays no claim to being a Baltimore boy but remains faithful to the Eastern Shore. Academics have worried Red little, and his path has been smoother than most of ours though he is not of a scholarly temperament. The fair haired lad ' s real hobby is guns; and from early in October till late in May, one will find Red on the range. He has been an asset to the rifle team through three years of varsity shooting. Fate smiled rather cruelly on him as he was about to realize his most cherished dream. He turned in the high score for the individual intercollegiate champion- ship but was deprived of the crown by a technicality. His awards for the sport comprise no small collection of medals of every conceivable type. Red is endowed with a high good nature, which with his keen sense of humor makes life worth living with him. Julius Elbridge Smith " Julie " " Chico " Tonopah, Nevada SIR, I want to enter the Xaval Academy. " These fateful words were spoken in the " Supe ' s " office at the Hitchcock Military Academy. Six years of military discipline there only made him cry for more; conse- quently, amid a huge cloud of dust, " the wild man from Nevada " rode fate into a naval career. Chico is a connoisseur of the pro- verbial three, including horses, and is always ready to lend a hand to anyone studying them. He has had plenty of experience. Before becoming a midshipman he spent several months in Europe. While there he tried about all there was to try — including a bicycle trip from Paris to Spain. An unfortunate injury at the height of his football career in prep school has handicapped him in making his name in athletics. The hospital teamed with the acad- emic departments gave him a scare, but the " ac ' s " alone could never stop that 2.5. A sense of humor and a firm resolve to succeed are assets that insure his success. RiHe Team 4, 3, 2, 1 r t; rNAt Small Bore 4. 3, 2, 1 Class Football 2 Expert Rifleman 4, 3, 2 P. O. Page 252 Nelson Mead Head " Bunky " " Nellie " " Little Julius " Barcroft, Virginia Harlan Thode Johnson " Dub " " Swede " " Paddlefoot " Aberdeen, South Dakota WE all have our friends and we all are one to someone, but few of us achieve the distinction of being as good a friend or of having as many as Bunky. Here he is; a happy disposition, his own particularly twist in a sense of humor, an ability to be himself, a sense of fairness, meticulous, never satisfied, a leader; this and a surpassing ability to make others share the joys of the world with him, a willingness to give and share that is astounding. He reminds you of a delectable sy- baritic countryside ready and armed for war; a pleasant garden, the laughter of mortals, but behind it, strength. Laughing constantly at life and with the ability to meet life — well, sur- passingly welll He started the Midshipman ' s career splendidly, giving illustrated examples of how to smile and take it. While playing football Plebe Year his ankle was broken. This reduced a splendid athlete to the " company " — where the majority of us are. Here he showed what makes up a " happy warrior. " He is a man who makes and keeps friends! FROM the Black Hills of South Dakota to the sandy shores of the Chesapeake came the six feet two and a quarter inches of blond haired American manhood whose likeness appears above. That sounds like Horatio Alger; but it isn ' t, it ' s Dub. Dub he is and Dub he lias been ever since he was a mere child — Dub to his friends and acquaintances, but Swede to his intimates. He hasn ' t any enemies, and is a fine comrade and loyal friend to all those fortunate enough to know him. He constituted the majority of the Devitt swimming team in Prep School and continued in the same strain Plebe Year and Youngster Year here at the Academy. Second Class Year, wishing to display his versatility, he joined Spike Webb ' s gang and began catching them on the chin even in the gym- Admirable traits? He is stocked to overflowing with them. Generosity, unselfishness, sympathy, understand- ing — but why enumerate them all? To anyone who knows him these characteristics are apparent. I Plebe Football, Numerals Plebe Baseball, Numerals 2 P. 0. Class Football 4 Swimming . ' 31t 4, 3 Boxing 2, 1 Page 53 l Robert Bube Heilig • ' Dutch " " Bob " " Bo ob " Mount Joy, Pennsylvania OLEEK dark hair, sparkling brown kj eyes, tall, lithe, and handsome: the kind of a man women love to read about but fear to meet. In athletics Bob has " tried them all " with more than a fair amount of success, but it is in track that he has found his calling. He is a high jumper of whom the Navy track team has a right to be proud. In spite of his mistaken idea that the world lost a rising grand opera star when he joined the Navy, Bob has been an excellent roommate and remains the best of many good friends. Constant good nature — vibrant vital- ity — strong convictions, balanced al- ways by a keen sense of what is proper — this is the side of him the class knows best, the part of his personality that has gained him his wide popularity. But it is after all no more than the surface of his character. Beneath lies the foundation of a calm sincerity, a stern devotion to duty, and the confident realization that in the Navv he has found his " world. " Samuel Edward Nelson " Sam " " Lord " Detroit, Michigan TO begin with, Sam has variable tastes, especially in literature. He should have been the editor of a book review. Sam is the only man we have run across who claims to understand " The Einstein Theory, Explained and Analysed. " Occasion- ally, however, he turns to lighter things. His tastes in the " fluttering but unfair " are almost as varied. He is not a dyed-in-the-wool heartbreaker but he certainly has more trouble falling out of love than into it. " Now you ' ll find that, as a general rule, women — Oh, well, there never was anyone like Joan, " epitomizes our noble Lord. Sam is a very desirable wife. He is a good hand at bridge although his playing is characterized by his usual thoughtfulness. He also keeps skags on hand at all times, which is, I might say, the best quality in any midship- man. Above all, he is a thinker. His opinions are often radical but always original. Plebe Track ' Orchestra 4 1 P. O. 31 ' Gvmkhana 4 2 P. O. Pag ' - 25 Thomas Wesley Hogan " Tom " Canton, Georgia A TRUE product of the old South, Tom came to the Academy with no recourse to " Act of Congress " to make him a gentleman. Possessed of a true rebel spirit, a remarkable sense of humor, and a smile one can ' t resist, he soon found a place in all our hearts. Beginning his journey on the road to knowledge at Canton High, he distinguished himself in literary as well as athletic achievements, being a member of the debating, football, basketball, and track teams. Determination and loyalty are his most outstanding traits. By placing his whole soul in every undertaking and showing that dogged determina- tion to win that is so ingrained in him, together with a rare amount of en- thusiasm, he usually emerges on the heavy end of the score. For a time Tom succeeded in con- vincing the most doubtful that he was a genuine Red Mike. Gradually this mask was dropped and he proved himself the good mixer that he is. However, his heart has always been in Georgia. John Christie Hollingsworth " John " " If oily " Dawson, Georgia NOT as large as his name implies, but large enough. Coming from God ' s own country, " Dixie, " he pos- sesses those traits characteristic of every Southerner. Slow of speech and quiet, yet holding one of the most striking and winning personalities ever. A true sport and every bit a man. John ' s early training started at Dawson High. While in high school he distinguished himself on the grid- iron, court, and field. He was captain of football, guard in basketball, and won many awards for his ability on the field. His abilities do not end in athletics, for he can make himself agreeable in any company, especially in mixed company, in which he is perfectly at ease. By Dawson ' s loss we gained one who was entirely new to us. His friends at first were few, but he pos- sessed that trait of holding a friend once he had gained him. He is a steady worker and succeeds in prac- tically everything he undertakes, and his will to win carries him through where others fail. His loyalty and personality make him an asset to Navy. Lacrosse, Manager 4, 3, 2 Mandolin Club Class Basketball 4 Two Stripes Company Representative Football 4 " B " Squad 3, 2, 1 Numeral 2 Track 4 2 P. 0. Page 255 Lewis Cheatham Hudson " Henry " Shekard, Mississippi LEW IS came to us from White- haven High in Tennessee, al- though his home has always been in Mississippi; and he has astounded the cynics and delighted his friends with his success in his studies and in ath- letics. He has never stood below the upper tenth in his class and has mounted higher yearly. He won his numerals Plebe year in boxing and cross country, and has been one of the mainstays of the varsity cross country and track teams ever since. The first two years he was " the student untroubled. " The last two years, inspired by a certain member of the fair sex, he was a constant " hop addict, " but still a savoir. But he will always remain in the minds of his friends as a friend who would work that " juice prob " or do any favor in his power, and do it as a real Southern gentleman. " Dad Gum, how much time does this Steam Department think we have to spend on their subject? " Daniel Small Morris " Dan " " Danny " Pasadena, California DANNY came to us from the so- called sunny land of California bringing with him a large part of that sunshine, for his most characteristic pose is that of doing something for someone with a smile. Plebe Year the Masqueraders took his mind and time, and he did so well that he has been in great demand since. Next, swimming claimed him for its own, and he emerged from the tank season with the firm conviction that swimming is fine as an amuse- ment but that it should remain in that class. Lastly his antics before the stands as a cheerleader have made him well known to all. Plugging away at the acs, Dan cheerfully comes through with the rest. Alaking friends seems to be his chief diversion, and how well he has succeeded is common knowl- edge. He never needs an argument to be happy; indeed he can be quite content to sit and listen. This with his other qualities makes him as close to an ideal roommate as they come. Dan creates a vacancy at the Academy that will be hard to fill. Wrestlinp 1 Cross Country 4, 3, 2, Captain Track 2, 1 Boxing 4 Star 4, 2 Page 256 Cheerleader 1 Ring Committee 3, 2,1 Hop Committee 2 Stunt Committee 1 Masquerader Cast 4 Swimming Team 3 : Robert Elmer Crowell Jones " Bob " " Bobbie " " R.E. " Marquette, Michigan BOB hails from northern Michigan with a very heavy accent on the northern. Perhaps his life long proximity to Lake Superior accounts for his natural love of the water and his success as a member of the " suicide squad. " At Northern State College he ob- tained the knowledge which has ena- bled him to successfully repel every onslaught of the academic depart- ments. And to come out as far ahead as any man may without being accused of boning on the football trips. Here too he developed his talent for debate, which must certainly have been born in him. Somehow he always has just the word that turns the tide of verbal battle to a complete victory. To betray his faults would be indiscreet, to enumerate his virtues too long a task; suffice it to say that he has the requirements for success, a cool head, steady nerves and firm determination. He is a roommate without equal, a shipmate of the first order, and the finest of good fellows. Frederic Samuel Steinke " Olee " " Freddie " Chatham, Ontario FRED was born in Chicago but the family soon moved to the quieter atmosphere of the North Woods where the hunting season was limited to certain months of the year. Distinctive as the Academy ' s only " Canuck, " Fred as a Plebe was in- variably called upon for an explana- tion after having " sounded off. " No one knows just when he decided on a naval career but he eventually landed within these walls. The Chatham Collegiate Institute played an excellent part in preparing our candidate for the Academy. Spring of Plebe Year found him a candidate for the crew, and when summer arrived he was the proud possessor of one of the coveted Pough- keepsie cups. Since that time he has been a regular fixture at the crew shed. During second class year Fred an- swered the wrestlers ' call for heavy- weights. Sympathetic, a fine classmate and prince of roommates, we know that he will make Navy a good officer. is Water Polo 3, 2, 1 Naw Numerals 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Crew 4, 3, 2, 1 Football 4 Wrestling 2 Pag ' - 257 Sam Albert Lief " Sam " " Sammy " St. Louis, Missouri SAM left the city that made the bl ues famous to give the Academy a chance to make a naval officer of him. Although the Navy is a little known quantity in his part of the Mississippi Valley, the romance of the life on the high seas appealed to his fancy. He spent four years in and grad- uated from Washington U. in the home town. That is a preparation that should be had by midshipmen since it presents a broader mind to learn and assume the duties for the good of the Service. The most interesting sport of Sam ' s is baseball. After the worst effects of Christmas Leave have worn off one can find him swinging a bat in the cages in the Armory to warm up for the short spring months to come. hile he had a good chance to pull an oar on the crew, he chose baseball for his world of pleasure as well as sport. During the long summer months there is no more ardent follower of the greatest of professional sports, baseball. Edward Alvey Wright " Alvey " Richmond. Virginia SOME twenty years ago there was born in Richmond a man-child to be christened Edward Alvey Wright. An aspirant medico, he forsook the University of Virginia for the Naval Academy. That he did it with a vengeance is amply evidenced by the fact that one generally finds him near the top of his class. Al is ever a consistent worker. No matter what he might take up, he allows nothing to stay him until he has mastered it. Although fond of all lines of athletic sport, tennis is his main interest and basketball a close second. He is also very much absorbed in liteiary work. However, on week-ends he can usually be found where the music is sweetest and the perfume trails the floor. His outside activities moreover, are not limited to the social; for he keeps in touch with the events of the world. Regardless of what he may do after leaving the Severn, Alvey will do it well. Someday we shall all be saying, " Why, I knew him when he was a midshipman! " Football 4, 3 Numeral 4; " NA Baseball 4, 3, 2, 1 " NA " 3, 2 1 P. O. Page 2 S Masque iaders Staff; Musical Club Staff; Pep Committee; Press Com- mittee; Chapel Usher; Ex- pert Rifleman; Star 4, 2; Feature Editor Log; Busi- ness Staff. Lucky Bag; Athletic Staff, Lucky Bag; Class Football 4; Class Tennis 4, J; " B " Squad Basketball 2, 1; 150-pound Crew 2, 1; Two Stripes. Robert Elmore Lockwood " Peri " " Bob " Pittsfield, Massachusetts BOB came to us late in Plebe Sum- mer with a characteristic swing to his broad shoulders, an air of firm- ness, and a real desire to be a naval officer. Some of us wonder at times if we want to go on in the Service but not so with Bob. He knew what he wanted when he came here, and that spirit still sticks. Although he has lived in practically every state east of the Mississippi and was ap- pointed from the Bay State, he stoutly claims Alabama, where he was born. Bob has had few difficulties during his four years. His only troubles were the saying of " Muvver " (which expression received Plebe Year certain unavailing vocal exercise), the hand- ling of boathooks, and the acquisition of a nice, soft mattress. Four years have proved him a good roommate. He is not a big fellow, perhaps, but savvy and justly proud of his block " N. " When we think of Bob we see something real, a person who gets results. " Hand me that book, please — you wouldn ' t have me get up would vou? " Henry Robert Wier " Hank " Boston, Massachusetts HEY, mister, I say ' can ' t ' and ' half and I like beans. Where ' m I from? " The answer to his question never requires even accurate guesswork. Born and raised in the " Hub of the Universe, " a year of college life at Northeastern, and you have the background of " our Hank. " Whence came his maritime yearnings is a mystery, but he bids fair to become a real sea dog — always provided, of course, he doesn ' t founder on the dread Reefs of Matrimony. " The Navy, " claims Hank, " is no place for a married man. " And the Bureau provides no charts for such rocks and shoals! Hank ' s athletic activities are a model to all sandblowers. A class wrestler and an ardent company athlete, he disproves the old belief that " the small man hasn ' t a chance. " Having no trouble with academics, he finds himself with ample time for reading, " murders preferred. " Receiving mail, winning arguments, and successful finesses are among his life ' s minor joys. Gymkhana 4 Star 4 Reception Committee 3. 2. Class Gvm 4; " 1931 " Varsity Gym 3. 2, 1 " N " 3; gNt 2 2 P. r Wrestling 4. 3; -31t Lacrosse 4 Gymkhana 4 2 P. O. gf 2 S9 Hylan Benton Lyon " Pop " " Ben " Annapolis, Maryland POP came to us from Stuyvesant School in Virginia, where he took part in football, boxing, and track. Here he thought of being a crew man Plebe Year but finally gave it up for swimming, liking it a lot except when Coach Ortland indiscreetly " handed out the yards. " Ben has a wonderful store of anec- dotes which always hold his listeners spellbound until he deems it time to remove the charm. Too, he is very handy with a drawing pen; hence much praise from the Log Staff and his admirers. Social affairs have little attraction for this Don Juan, although he drags occasionally. In academics — not savvy — not wooden. He has his ups and downs, yet manages to stay in the middle sections with a little boning at the crucial moments. A good nature, a calm disposition, and few worries make him an excellent comrade; his amiability and carefree manner make him a popular classmate. Robert Roy Sampson " Roy " " Sam " " Rail Road " New Haven, Connecticut LADIES and Gentlemen! May I present to you the modest Sampson? A Sampson without Delilah and one who is not likely to destroy himself in blind rage. For blind rage he knows not; and though he has tried out many a Delilah, none have been clever enough to get their shears on him. " Sammy dropped in from New Haven quietly and with plenty of self assur- ance, to see what could be done about becoming a naval officer. The job he viewed looked hard, but soon he found it easy enough to spend time and extra energy on outside activities. Cross country was his first attempt, and there he stayed, a pair of bad legs and all. Also he found opportunities to chortle merrily in the choir and glee club. In the war of academics Roy always seemed to have the upper hand. Sometimes things looked black; still he invariably eked out the mark that he needed or wanted. Let him con- tinue in this manner and some day the Navy will be pointing with pride to another Sampson. Football 4 Crew 4 Swimming 3, 2. 2 P. O. Cross Country 4,3,2; cNAc Truck 4, 3 Choir 4, 3, 2, 1 Glee Club 4, 3 2 P. O. Page 260 Eugene Smith Lytle, Jr. " Gene " Kansas City, Missouri Sinclair Best Wright " Sine " Portland, Oregon GEXE didn ' t like Kansas City in the summer time so, after having looked up the various summer resorts, he decided that the Naval Academy on the Severn would suit him to a " T. " So we greeted him with open arms on June 21 — im- mediately the fun began. For Gene was a fun-loving boy, and his pranks kept us amused during our hours of rest. Being a real salt, Gene took to the cruises like a duck to water, and with his level head, sensible ideas and good nature, he showed us how to have a good time on the " Pig-iron Monsters. " Academically, Gene gave us a few genuine scares Plebe Year, but ever since, he has proven his scholarly abilities whenever he has so desired. Although not gracing any Varsity Teams, Gene has been consistent in getting in his share of athletics. Foot- ball, gym, and lacrosse have kept him busy the year around, and whenever, by chance, he was not at one of these sports, he was probably in the hos- pital — Bernar McFadden should have seen this man. AFEW years ago, an event of major importance took place, and the medical profession was the loser. After studying pre-medics for two years, at the University of Oregon, Sine decided to see the world, little realizing that it would be through a porthole. Once set on an idea, it is almost impossible to change his mind. Thus he decided upon a naval career and was admitted to the ranks of the " Pampered Pets. " Sine is not a star man, although he has made serious threats at times. His ambitions seemed to be for bigger and better things, especially that of the pedagogue. Anyone who happens to have 2. aspirations, with 2.4 abilities, will find him the greatest of help. Sine has been a constant contender for a berth on the basketball team, but each time his place seemed secure, his efforts were frustrated by injuries. As an all-round athlete, he has a good record and has never graced the " Radiator Club. " His cheer ' disposition and endless wit make him the best of companions. Pep Committee 3, 2. 1 Chairman 1 Reception Committee Class Gym Stunt Committee Assistant Editor " Red Fire " 2 P. O. Basketball 4, 3, 2, 1 Class Baseball 4, 3, 2 Pep Committee 2, 1 Stunt Committee 1 1 P. O. TVs ' ' -( ' Robert William Mackert " Hoops " Peoria, Illinois COMBINE a ready smile, a keen sense of humor, a big heart, and a fine understanding of sportsman- ship — then add a dash of the romantic, and you will have a fair idea of Boops. His ability to discourse upon any known, or unknown, probable or improbable subject, coupled with his quick wit, and skill at tap-dancing soon earned for him a place in any gathering of the Radiator Club. He would rather play forward in any game of basketball, at any time, or any place, however, than exercise his tongue, and with good reason. He flatly refused at the outset to have any battles with the academic departments, and the ease with which he captured the elusive 2.5 ' s has been the despair of the profs and a mystery to us all. Yet mystery is a very poor defining word to use here, as his nature never permits an " on-the-surface " display — he thinks deeply and acts accordingly. Wherever he is stationed he will rate a hearty welcome; he is a good shipmate. Raymond Halford Jacobs " Jake " Detroit, Michigan WHAT HO! an argument? And Jake is off, opposing whatever has been established on any question. A vivid imagination proves a poor insulation for his arguments, and if facts in very dramatic presentation do not bring about conviction, a handy tangent befuddles, and con- vinces that his efforts are not to be annulled. In fact one thinks he lives for argument out of love of con- troversy. His interest knows no confines, and his anecdotes cover numerous fields, but never vary in their good quality. In his lightest moments helium sinks in comparison. The boy can really take off like nobody but Lind- bergh, and yet the popular aviationists have left him as cold as Darius Green after the latter ' s indoctrination. His sense of humor ranges from Falstaff to the Katzenjammers, with time in plenty for Milt Gross, and plays havoc with the so-called study periods. A hankering for enlightenment that is sincere and thorough along chosen lines stands him in excellent stead. Plebe Football Squad 4 Football " B " Squad 3 Basketball " B " S iuad 2 Track 4; " 31 ' Paie 262 Class Cross Country 4, 3, 1 2 P. O. f Russel Lawton Massingill " Tony " Miami, Florida HEY, TONY. " No, you ' re not calling to a banana peddler or a Dago organ grinder, but to a light haired boy with a sunny smile from the climes of Florida. In his serious moods he has opened books from South Carolina to California, and his store of experience increased with knowledge from the study of human nature makes all of his acquaintances ready listeners to his words of wisdom. The sincerity and frankness attend- ing everything Tony tries, makes him a success. A more versatile youth cannot be found, and at his long suit — swimming — we see him at his best. Or if there is a party to be planned and arrangements to be cared for, this Floridian picks up the task with a grin, shouldering the burden with never a thought of his personal in- convenience. Studies may come and trees may grow, but in vain to worry this man Massingill; for his psychological make- up places him on a plane far above the cold 2.5. And as his past has been his future will be, a road that reaches to stardom! Horace Myers " Mike " Boise, Idaho LONG ago, when our ideas of the Navy ran along the lines of toy boats and sailor suits, Mike decided that he would get a kick out of being a tar. All men of the great west — so we are told — are characterized by a singleness of purpose, and he proved that he is not the exception. After once making up his mind to enter the Navy, nothing could deter him. This same trait has stuck to him and made his four years here happy as well as easy. Mike came to us with a record of achievements in both athletic and non-athletic activities that is to be envied. During his four years here his success has proved his records true. He has played football, water polo, and tennis with a great deal of success; he was given places in the class organ- ization and on the Lucky Bag staff which he handled in a worthy manner. A pleasant disposition, an unruffled attitude, and an understanding nature have made Mike the friend of everyone who is fortunate enough to know him. These characteristics will enable him to win out in whatever he does. Ill I Swimming 4, 3, 2 Water Polo 1 Gymkhana 4 Clean Sleever Football 4; Class Swim- ming 4; Class Representa- tive N. A. C. A. 4; Fencing 3; Company Representa- tive 4, 3, 2, 1; Tennis 4; Lucky Bag Staff 1; Water Polo 4, 2, 1, Intercollegiate Champions 2, Captain 1; Gymkhana 4; 2 P. . Page 26} Douglas James McFarlane " Doug " " Mac " Delf.van, Wisconsin UPON " entering his room, it is no unusual sight to see a tall, broad- shouldered individual deep in the depths of some book. With re- markable powers of concentration, there are only two topics that pene- trate his barrier of isolation: The one concerns the Badger State and the other his pride in those " Bonnie Scots. " Joining us at the end of Plebe Summer was a disadvantage and when " Ac " year began he found his chosen trail somewhat rough until Plebe rates and traditions were mastered. Owing to an inclination to write numerous letters, he has often burned the midnight oil. In spite of this, Doug found time to surprise us all with his histrionic ability, as shown by the way he handled the lead in the Masqueraders Youngster Year. From Masqueraders to crew is a far cry; but every year has found him out in a shell, working for that crew-man ' s goal, " N " crossed oars. Energetic, humorous, likeable, and easy to get along with, he is one that makes a very good shipmate. John Calhoun Parham, Jr. " Jack " At Large FORTY-FOUR years after the big guns of Farragut had ceased their booming down in Mobile Bay a fair young lad was ushered into the world amidst a variety of wonder and astonishment. They named him after his father, John Calhoun Parham, a prominent surgeon in the Navy. That was the beginning; and his stay in Alabama was destined to be brief, for many climes and coun tries yet awaited to hold him in their grasp until the day when he was to enter upon the Service of his father. In all, his journeying carried him from the tropic suns of Samoa to the air of Parisian Night Clubs, to Frisco, to Haiti, and back again to the states. It was then that Jack attended Shadman ' s War College, preparatory to his entrance to the Naval Academy. And here we find him in our midst retaining that sunny side of his exper- iences that lends him a very pleasing personality. One sees in him but little worry and restraint, while his good, whole-hearted sense of humor carries him high among his many friends. Plebe Football Class Football Masqueraders 3 Crew 4, 3, 2, 1, N 31 2 P. u. ' ; _• • . Plebe Crew Class Football 4 1 P. O. " w John Robert Moore " Bobbie " " Dinty " Cincinnati, Ohio J. ROBERT is just another one of O. H. io ' s illustrious sons and a firm believer that Cincinnati is the Hub of the Universe. He is a truly gallant knight as a blind dragger, owing no doubt to one of those excel- lent dispositions so necessary for an exponent of that art. However, many amorous glances are cast in the general direction of Queen City, and these are returned with boxes of fudge beyond comparison. For one who is fond of music, Dinty ' s selections naturally gratitate towards the violin, and frequent im- promptu orchestras have been aug- mented by his fiddling; consequently, Bob is invariably called upon to furnish the required harmony when- ever a song and dance are in order. Being somewhat short in stature, Bobbie ' s athletic activities have been more or less confined to soccer and baseball; still, a goodly share of numerals have been added to his credit. With many likes and a few dislikes, he has cheerfully concealed any of the little things which irritate us. James Buchanan Weiler " Jim " " Jumbo " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania A COLD FORTY? Stop that stuff! " . When Jim is present, you can count on his characteristic cheer for the situation, whether it be gay or gloomy. Thirty-one has always been proud to claim as her own this tall product of Philadelphia. (Mt. Airy? Yes sir!), and in no less measure has the Regiment been proud to claim him as one of its outstanding warriors of Worden Field. Jumbo got underway during Plebe Summer, and captained the plebe soccerites through a highly successful season. Since the beginning of oung- ster Year, he has been stopping the fast wing and corner shots for the Varsity with deadly accuracy. Jim ' s accomplishments are by no means confined to the athletic field. He plays a banjo with not a little skill, and has always been regarded as an especial connoisseur of good music (Mokus numbers). With all the boning demanded by the academic departments, he can frequently find time for some good outside reading. In short, Jim leaves little, if any- thing, to be desired. Class Soccer 4 Class Numeral Class Bowling 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4 Stage Gang 2, 1 1 P. O. Plebe Soccer Varsity Soccer 3, 2, 1 Block " N " Glee Club 2, 1 One Stripe Page 26s 1 McDonald Moses " Mac " Berkeley, California -Lo, a voice spake saying, ' Come forth all ye appointed the and ones! " , and Moses heard it in fastnesses of the Severn school, came forth. 2. — When he had entered the portals the elders greeted him, and found him fit. Then a youth came who annointed him with the vaccine and the prophylaxus. Thereupon Moses was exceeding faint and retired into his hole where he had a vision which he recounted unto us. 3. — In this vision he saw before him a wilderness and in this were eight rivers. A many headed monster guarded these rivers. When he saw these heads he knew it was the " Ac " for the heads were the Bull, the Skinny, and many others but Moses girded up his loins, yea even with the Canfield he girded them up, and the monster knew not what it might do so he passed unharmed. 4. — Now it came to pass that after a time he went forth into the promised land, even as had his father, with the smooth cheek and brow of he who broods not. Selah! Henry Williams, Jr. " Fast Bill " " Bill " " Willie " Portsmouth, Virginia MOST of his friends call him Fast Bill, or simply Bill but if you wish to win a permanent warm affec- tion, you have merely to say some- thing indefinite but admiring about " Big Deal Williams. " His one great joy in life while at the Naval Academy has been accomplishing any task that occurs to his restless brain with as little ostentation as is humanly pos- sible. It was in this way that he won the managership of the wrestling team, not without a goodly amount of honest toil, of course, but, what is toil to Williams. " I found that out when I was a plebe " he once said, " If you acted stupid they left you alone. " This is his attitude. He never seeks the limelight, but instead is content to go his own way, without thrusting himself into the affairs of others, and expecting others to keep out of his. Ask him for advice however, and it is a different matter for he will immed- iately produce several solutions to your problem and obligingly point out the best features of each. " A Navy Junior from Porchmuth, Po ' , but proud! " Swimming Team 5; s30t Gymkhana 5 Reception Committee 2 2 P. O. Page 266 Manager of Wrestling; wNt Soccer 4; a31f Gymkhana 4 Reception Committee 2, I Assistant Biography Editor Lucky Bag " N " Club Two Stripes Jesse Hogan Motes, Jr. -Jrssr " Mountville, South Carolina Henry Mullins, Jr. " Moon " " Droopy " Marion, South C arolina AS benefits an ardent gentleman of South Carolina, his equan- imity is seldom ruffled unless someone perchance should unwittingly assail the valor of his countrymen or the charms of Southern beauties. After two successful years at Clem- son, Jesse did not seem to find the ardors of another Plebe Year unbear- able and soon fitted into his niche as a " future admiral. " It required much persuasion to convince him that ath- letes of the varsity type are born and not made; but he has since then performed creditably in various com- pany roles, and is a willing and handy man to have around. In fact, Jesse rarely seems to be troubled by the wiles of fate and is always looking forward to drags and hops as being the ultimate happiness a man could wish for. His phlegmatic calm in the face of all hardships and his natural big heartedness have endeared him to his classmates. When the gang is celebrating a jamboree, Jesse is always there, pleas- ing everyone with his broad Southern brogue and cheerful smile. BEFORE casting his lot with the Navy, Moon gave several other institutions a chance. He prepped at Porter Military Academy, spent his freshman year at the Citadel, then deciding that university life appealed to him, he passed his sophomore year at Duke. Still feeling that his talents were being restricted, he responded again, this time by entering the Naval Academy; and here the roaming collegian came to rest. Moon is a real curiosity. At first sight even his appearance is unusual. He always dreaded a physical exam for fear of being too short of stature. He has a winning personality and makes friends readily. He is always ready to help one to whom he can be of assistance. As a Plebe Moon was envied by his classmates for having so many spoons. This, however, did not prevent him from reaping the full rewards of a Plebe Year. During his Academy career he developed only such qualities as would make for him a stronger character and a more pleasing person- ality. Class Soccer 4, 3 Clafs Basketball 4, 3 2 P. O. Plebe Crew Manager Radio Club 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. Page 26j Robert Elmer Parker -Bob " " Bo " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania BALTIMORE boys are not the only ones who make good. Bob is a very good example of that. He came from Philadelphia and proceeded to act like the proverbial Quaker, in that he quietly and efficiently did his work. " No girls, this is not Lionel Strong- fort. He ' s a Navy man and got that way on the gym team. " That ' s what we expect to hear any time Bob struts those arms and shoulders before any given company of charmers. His bridge playing is a very good way to show his fine qualities. He always makes his bid, and more too, by careful and exceedingly clever playing. Yet he never crows over his victories. Likewise, he made excellent grades and was always right up with the " savoirs. " Bob realized, more than the rest of us, that the things worth while have to be worked for. He not only realized that, but applied it to every- thing he did. Is that not sufficient proof that he will make a success in life? More power to vou, Quaker Bob! Philip Christian Stromback " Phil " Philadelphia, Pennsylvania THE Quaker City produced Phil but something went wrong some- place, for there doesn ' t appear to be a trace of Quaker about him. You can easily believe that by listening to his flow of humor. If you don ' t feel the urge to grin, give up and sink. After spending a year at Drexel, Phil was set for some academics reputed to be tough; not so for him. Phil just breezed through without a worry. Imagine a fellow who can ' t help being generous and who enjoys being friends with everybody, and you have Phil. He is an expert at that old indoor sport, running. I don ' t mean indoor track but the other kind of running. Everybody rates Plebe with Phil. You can feel slighted if you have been around him without having been run. Just open your mouth and he will catch you up. On the surface he may seem just a good natured boy. Don ' t let it fool you. He is that and plenty more that is hidden and camouflaged with a smile. Gvm Team 3, 2, 1 Gymkhana 4; " 1931 " gXAt Lurkv Bag Staff Star 2 M. P. O. Pase 26S Cross Country Manager 4, 3, 2, 1 cNc; cNAc; e31c Track Manager 4, 3, 2, 1 " N " ; " NA " i " 31 " 2 P. O. i Harold Payson, Jr. " Harry " " Dizz " Bristol, Rhode Island OX the shore of Karragansett Bay, in the Mount Hope Lands of Rhode Island, stands the town of Bristol, a home for sea going men since its earliest days. From Bristol, late in September 1927, a tall, slender, brown eyed youth, set out to cast his lot with those who toil and strive on the banks of Severn at Annapolis. With a mathematical mind and a reasoning power far above the average, both faculties having been cultivated at Saint Pauls and Swavely, Harry ' s academic career has never been shad- owed by any dark clouds. Being a true New Englander, Harry loves sailing; and few are those who have been able to show him the stern of a boat at the end of a race. While not a star in any individual sport, each season finds him engaged in some form of athletic endeavor; and he displays no mean ability in anything he attempts. Now that Graduation brings us to the parting of the ways for a while, it is hard to say goodbye — for through four long years, Harry has been true blue, faithful, and helpful — a friend. Alvin Franklin Richardson " Rich " " Sail " Ackerman, Mississippi ONE day for him passes much the same as another, yet on each one he adds a rock to the foundation of his character, which keeps him loved and respected by his classmates and friends. Rich is one of the lucky few who possess the virtue of being able to see the bright side of things, no matter how overcast or lowering the sky may appear. The sunshine of his southern home must be deeply im- bedded in him, for it seems to shine out and brighten up everyone about him. He has concentrated his athletic abilities in one sport, track. From mid-winter until June he has worked out daily, improving his wind, perfect- ing his style, and ever striving to clip the precious seconds from the " hundred. " Those that raced against him in his first meet are still wondering just what stirred up all the dust in front of them when the gun went off. His biggest race is just beginning. We are backing him to the limit, for we know he ' ll take it, hands down. MmC Class Water Polo 4 Class Baseball 4 Inter-class Sailing 4 Lightweight Crew " Arkansas " Race ] Crew 1 Reception Committee C. P. o. Gymkhana 4 Plebe Varsity Track " 31 " Track Squad 3; " N " 1 Reception Committee 3, 2 Vice-Chair mail 1 2 P. O. Page 26q George Neff Powell " George " " Neff " " Turk " Sharon, Pennsylvania IF " learning maketh the man, " then here is one who has truly madeth himself. It ' s second nature to George to soak in knowledge, apparently without any effort, but consistently. He began back in nine- teen-upteen in a Pennsylvania gram- mar school in Sharon, and is still sailing along. He graduated from high school with high honors, and after hearing about Annapolis, decided he would make an attempt at the Navy. Evidently, it hasn ' t been as hard for him to make good as it has for most of us, for he " stars " every month of every year and makes it look surprisingly easy. He has shown his ability, prac- tically, also in managing the swimming team. During the swimming seasons, you could always find him diligently taking care of his swimmers over in the pool, and doing his work like he meant it. There is nothing half-way about George, and one might easily credit his success to that one characteristic. When he speaks, you can ' t doubt that he knows what he is talking about. Charles Teddy Straub " Ted " " Peanut " Denver, Colorado HE was the mildest mannered man that ever scuttled a ship or cut a throat. " Ne ' er were words more aptly spoken to describe our Ted. He came to the Academy with that quiet manner of his own Colorado mountains, so unobtrusively in fact, that the Executive Department has failed to find him and he ' s kept his record clean throughout. Bred in the dry climes of Denver and educated at Colorado Aggies, Ted has still failed to appreciate our East Coast fogs and swears they ' re ruining his lungs. Still crawls when reminded of the famous one off Newport when he saw the " Arkie " being rammed from all directions. In his studies Ted joins those unheralded heroes classed neither wooden nor savvy, who sadly shake their heads with a bitter " Yuh just don ' t get this stuff so well, do yuh? " Always to be relied on for skags, soap, toothpaste, ends of string, and other commodities often needed, Ted makes an ideal wife; and when there ' s anything doing, Ted can be depended upon to uphold his end. Manager Swimming 4, 3, 2 Varsity Manager 1 Pep Committee 1 s31t 4; sNAt 2; sNt Star 4, 3, 2, 1 Two Stripes Page 270 Log Staff 4, 3, 2 Athletic Editor, Log 1 Track Squad 4; Numeral 4 Class Gym 4, 3; Numeral 3 Cross Country 4 Class Bowling 4, 3, 2, 1 2 P. O. 1 John Spencer Reese " Johnny " Jersey City, New Jersey JOHNNY lived near the Point when he was young and there formed his first impression of the Service. Since he was interested in the sea and the engineering qualification for which it calls, he chose the Academy as a foundation for his future. For his pleasures he does not go necessarily where the largest number may be found but where he can receive and give his best; though he says little his friends know that that little can be depended on. Having entered soon after breaking his arm Johnny found difficulty at first with the rope climb, but with his dogged persever- ance he chose this event and made a place for himself on the Gym Team. Applying the same will to his studies Johnny has made electrical engineering his hobby and has pursued this in his spare time till he knows far more than most of us on engineering in general. Were the captain of a ship with temperamental engines to heave in sight, he would be glad to know that Johnny was in charge below. Robert Alfred Theobald " Bobbie " " Bobs " " Robbie " " Theo " Portsmouth, New Hampshire AFTER living within its shadows, but still outside of the Academy for the greater part of one ' s life, one would naturally want to explore within and taste of the life with which he has been in close association since birth. Consequently, Commander Theobald ' s son migrated across College Creek and became a midshipman. Proficiency in class standing places him in the top few. But, aside from noble endeavors along academic lines, Bobby has always found more than a spare moment for athletics. The characteristic persistence with which he has wrestled has won him a coveted place on the team. Lacrosse has also lured Theo into its folds, and he has given a creditable showing on many an afternoon on Worden Field. Theo ' s cheery smile, his generosity, and quick habit of making lasting friends have made him extremely well liked by his classmates. Always with the more serious things of life in view he has, nevertheless, inserted the pre- cise amount of humor into everything. Class Soccer 4 Gym 2, 1 2 P. O. 36 Wrestling 4, 3, 2, 1 wNAt 3; " N " 2 Class Gym 3; Numeral Lacrosse 4, 3, 2; Numeral 4 Two Stripes Page 2ji James Richard Zinck Reynolds " Dome " " Dick " " Shorty " " Pony " " Zinc " Chattanooga, Tennessee DOME, upon graduating from high school, enrolled as an engineer- ing student at the University of Tennessee. It seemed as if he was going to fulfill the old proverb of " Following in his father ' s footsteps. " At the end of his first year Dome heard of the Naval Academy and decided he would try his luck in the Navy. His versatile characteristics brought him to the front in both academics and athletics. Speaking about ath- letics, we are all able to recall how he led the class football team to the Inter- class Championship Youngster Year. He and Milton C. should have cooperated when this pastime known as bridge was first thought of. But — " we live and learn, " Dome says, and it isn ' t a bit unusual to hear him agree with certain statements the omniscient Mr. Work has made in his publications. Because of his jolly, carefree nature, and his willingness to help those who are a little slow in grasping the mathe- matic and engineering principles. Dome is one of the finest little class- mates and pals a man could ever get. Andrew Jackson Smith " Smitty " " Snake " Scotia, New York WHY is it that in any group that contains Smitty, no matter what its size, there is always some- thing that makes you see him first of all ? He does not consciously attract your attention, yet you find yourself looking at him. There is plenty to cause it, for Smitty has a strong and dominating personality, which shows its strength in his sincerity of manner and bearing. Smitty ' s early education came to him while he sat on the front row in a classroom up in Scotia, New York. In the years that passed before he joined us, Time was increasing his knowledge until one day it told him there was an Annapolis. In his years with us at the Academy Smitty continued to carry out his idea that you cannot have what you want unless you try for it, and his successes bear out that axiom. When we are scattered in the fleet, it will be hard to forget a smiling Irish face which has been with us for so long and has made so many friends during this time. Smitty will make an officer that the Academy can look upon with pride. Class Football 4, 3 Plebe Basketball Block " 31 " First Petty I (fficei 2 P O. Page Joseph Thomas Thornton, Jr. " Joe " " Thug " Schenectady, New York THOSE who knew Joe when he first entered our portals would hardly recognize him now as he is approaching the time when he leaves all this behind. Shall we know him when four years away from us have finished with him? Joe won ' t want us to, anyway, because he realizes that no other part of his life will ever parallel this. He has gotten the most out of the past four years that any of us can get. He has mixed the good times with the hard ones and come out with a good mixture as the result. What more can we ask? Do any of us know one another? Must we try to picture Joe to you and probably be mistaken in what he really is? However, to us who know him, Joe is a typical Englishman — you know the kind — who forms an opinion and with bulldog tenacity sticks to it. Among his firm beliefs is the outstanding convenience of bach- elorhood. After all of this, you might see Joe driving down Fifth Avenue in a big black bear coat and black derby, be- hind the wheel of a LaSalle. Alfred Bland Tucker, 3rd " Tuck " " Abie " " Sophir " Winchester, Virginia TUCK hails from the aforemen- tioned extremely active hamlet of Winchester. Hailing from the " Old Dominion, " you can always hear Tuck: " Sure, me, Admiral Nulton, and Dick Byrd all come from the same town. " After a year at Severn School, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his predecessors, and come to the Naval Academy. Abie ' s natural personal chara cter- istics placed him high in the esteem of his classmates. A cheerful counten- ance, and friendships that grew warmer with acquaintance have placed him in the ranks of the selected few. He is a good classmate but to learn his real nature you must look for that happy smile and wrinkled brow. Friends would die for it, and femmes vie for it. Tuck ' s virtues you have heard. His faults are few and far between; first, a constant desire and phenominal ability to sleep at any time, any place, and in any position; and worst, a dying desire to make up his bunk on Saturday mornings. Even with these shortcomings there is not a better wife. 1. 50-pound Crew 3 Trark 2 C. P. o. " N " Club Manager Lacrosse 1 Assistant Manager I.arin- e 4, 3, 2 Xm 1; " 3r ' ; ; ' NA " Reception Committee Gymkhana 4 1 P. O. Page 273 ■ Donald Whiley Todd " Budge " At Large " Hear the yarn of a sailor, An old yarn learned at sea. " THIS quotation should precede any biography of Budge that might ever be written, since his sole interest, discounting the Navy for the time being, is the sea. He has youthful memories and a plentiful supply of tales gleaned from the days he spent aboard a square-rigger — " my first love. " During his brief career the seas of life have not treated Budge as well as he deserved, perhaps, but he displays a knack for taking a few green ones over the side and still showing a broad smile for all and sundry. One would not exactly call him studious, but then, the practical always interests him more than the theoretical. Not too practical however, for a vivid imagin- ation will take him to unknown lands with the ease of a flying carpet. Budge is a handy lad to have around one, for he can stand his trick at the wheel with the best, and be depended upon to back his friends to the limit. Long may he wave. Peyton Louis Wirtz -Pete " Mt. Washington, Maryland PETE is all Navy. He intends to carry on the tradition handed down to him by a long line of Dutch sea-fighters, and he has found an outlet for his aspirations in the Service. The land of his fathers has attracted him several times, and " at an early age he went to sea. " Pete ' s career as a Midshipman has only served to add more color to our story. In anything from drawing to playing a French horn we find that touch we all envy. When it comes to talent, Pete has it. A wide reader, he is well posted on all types of literature. Soccer and lacrosse have been his pursuits athletically, and he is very fond of water polo. A pleasing personality completes the picture. We have found him a friend in need, particularly with cigar- ettes and news on any subject, yet quiet and unassuming with it all. His many friends bear witness to this. Pete has followed a very human philosophy in his career at the Acad- emy. He has done the things which interest him and which he enjoys. He has lived free from convention. Go coiimr Lucky Bag Staff " 1930 " Company Representative 4, 3, 2 Buzzard Page 274 Water Polo 4 Class Numerals Log Staff 2. 1 Stunt Committee 1 2 P. O. Gordon Alexander Lehling " Dick " St. Paul, Minnesota ALEX is an acquisition from the great metropolis of beer and pretzels. We don ' t know how Mil- waukee was induced to part with him, but they finally acceded to the country ' s need, and here he is. Since he has been among us he has distinguished himself for a great variety of things. His career as a Plebe was noted for its intensity, and since then he has devoted himself to everything from boning to tea- fighting. He is always explaining to some one how something works — and he always seems to know. His other interests include sports, social functions, and books on famous law- cases. After he has dragged a girl, she will know the masts of a seven- masted schooner, the intricacies of a boiler installation, and how to work a slipstick — that is, of course, unless she has the marvellous ability to resist the power of his dynamic person- ality. We have yet to hear of such a girl. He ' s a good classmate, a steadfast friend, and hard worker — in other words — A Alan. George Speakman Wilson " Gus " " Cynthia " " Sweetheart " Norristown, Pennsylvania GEORGE hales from Pennsylvania where his ancestors, the sturdy Quakers, have built a great state. He came to us fresh from the Norris- town High School at the tender age of 16. Although George is one of the youngest members of our class, one would never know it; for what he lacks in mere years he makes up in persuasiveness and good old horse sense. Another quality inherent in the personality of our Gus is big- heartedness, for he ' ll drag a brick for you any day if he thinks he can help you out. George likes to drag but does not go in for dancing much, even if he is to be seen at all affairs of note. His personal habits are: an inability to shave without cutting his throat; a tendency to sleep through reveille; a strong aversion to cold showers; and a rabid tendency to sing in a hot shower. His main hobby is reading and writing letters of a more or less amorous nature and barely beating " late blast " to formation. We wish George good luck. Crew 4, 3 Orchestra 4, 3 " B " Squad 4, 3 Choir 4, i, 2, 1 Masqueraders 4 2 P. O. Page 275 I.ORIDA CALIFORNIA Adair, N.. Jr. Aldrich, C. . Bailey, VV. C. Barr, C. H. . Cashman, J. D. . CoPELAND, N. C. Cox, M. H. . Daniels, A. N. Drake, H. M. Farrington, I ' " .. L. Fitzgerald, J. A. Fraser, A. D. Gannon, J. W. Gaviglio, P. M. GURNETTE, B. L. Huff, G. P. . Madden, G. B. Morris, D. S. Moses, M. Nelson, R. H. Owens, S. D. Prescott, J. G. F. Roscoe, D. L., Jr. SlEGLAFF, W. B. Steele, M. G. . Thomas, W. M. Thornton Hot Springs Eureka Springs Pine Bluff Stephens Marked Tree Little Rock San Bernardino Riverside San Diego Los Angeles Redwood City- San Francisco, LP. Pasadena San Francisco Fresno . Atascadero Modesto Ventura Lodi San Francisco Santa Rosa Palo Alto Oakland Pasadena Berkeley . San Diego Coronado Los Angeles San Diego Los Angeles Hollywood Fresno Cone, J. I. . Massingill, R. L. McKay, B. M. Tatom, E. Gould. F. G. Alston, A. H. Anderson, C. Fitts, W. W. Hog an, T. W. Foley, J. F. Hollingsworth, J. NORVELL, W. C. Stewart, A. P. White, R., Ill Ashworth, T, Jr. Myers, H. Wilson, A. H. Almgren, C. R. Black, J. D. Butterfield, A. W. Dodson, L. F. . Fawcett, J., Jr. Ferril, H. £. Gilbert, R. O. Guilbert, E. H. . Hatton, G. A. Johnson, W. O. Langdon, R. H. Mackert, R. W. McCracken, J. D. Steere, R. C WuLFF, J. T. GEORGIA IDAHO ILLINOIS Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington Washington White Springs . Miami Ocala Pensacola Deland Augusta Millen Americus Canton Columbus Dawson Grovetown Adairsville Thomasville Payette Boise Clark ' s Ford Moline Macomb Pana Greenville Marion Carbondale Chicago Chicago Chicago Bloomington LaGrange Peoria Chicago Chicago Oak Park COLORADO Mothersill, P. W. Stauffer, J. B. Straub, C. T. Allen, W. R. Crane, R. H. Ellsworth, E. B Ferguson, E. F. McManus, G. B. Molumphy, G. G Mott, C. E. Sampson, R. R. CONNECTICUT DELAWARE Denver Denver Denver Wethersfield Waterbury Hartford Bridgeport Greenwich Berlin Stamford New Haven ilmington New Castle Wilmington Georgetown Washington Washington Washington Antrim, R. N. . Cooper, H. C. Crumpacker, J. W. Dorsett, 0. F. Felton, C. H. Hale, H. H. Jett, C. M. . King, R. D. Kunkle, G. O Lucas, C. C. Martin, M. T. McKinney, C. Shultz, G. F. Van Mater, S. Werts, C. L. Wickens, J. L. Williams, L. W. White, J. A. . Voi.k, L. F. INDIANA W. Abbot, II. J. Greene, T. J. Howe, C. M., Ill Hughes, J. N. Ioiinsen, W. H. IOWA Peru Clyton Michigan City Indianapolis South Bend Gary Evansville Bloomington Evansville Fort Harrison Muncie Vincennes Columbia City- Peru Muncie Greensburg Huntington Fort Wayne New Point Osceola Council Bluffs Waterloo Ames Burlington ■ SMMy THE CLASS— CONTINUED McCracken, R. R. Peckham, G. I ' .. Romberg, A. k. Smith, R, K. KANSAS Davis, D. I. Day, C. A. Gardiner, I. Kinzie, F. A. Massey, F. Mm i.ton, H. Myi:r, J. A. Railsback, E M. D. KENTUCKY Anderson, R. K. Black, O. F. McCuddy, W. R. Powell, P. G., Ji Rogers, T. W. Vaughn, C. S. Yancey, E. W. O ' Connor, M. G. Peters, J. M. Marshall, E. E, Chew, J. L. Harper, J. F., |r Lyon, H.B. Morrow, C. A Moss, C. R. O ' Neill, E. J. ROEDER, B. F. Sharp, A. E., J Thorn, W. A. Wirtz, P. L. LOUISIANA MAINE MARYLAND Jr. Albia Cresco . Red Oak Sioux Citv Atchison Salina Leavenworth Hiawatha Wichita . Sabetha Phillipsburg Kansas City Lexington Covington Russellville Lexington . Louisville Lawrenceburg . Owenton New Orleans Alexandria Portland Annapolis Centreville Annapolis Baltimore Annapolis Annapolis Cumberland Baltimore Loreley Mount Washington MASSACHUSETTS Ashworth, P. H. Berthold, K. C. Booth, C. T„ II Crowley, J. D. Fellows, J. B., Jr. Fitzgerald, W. 1 1. Flaherty, A. I. Hay, R. R. Hooper, E. B. . Hoye, F. W. . Kelsey, J. H. . King, V. A. Lefavour, V. R. Leon, H. S. Lockwood, R. E. Moore, L. S. Pearce, H. A. Robbins, B. A. Slater, S. J. Taxis, S. G. Tenney, J. F. Wackwitz, D. N. Wier, H, R. WoODAMAN, R. J. Cassedy, H. . Cook, J. H., Jr Hudson, L. C, Dunn, W. A. MISSISSIPPI Wenham North Attleboro Lynn Springfield Fitchburg Wakefield Worcester Topsfield Wrentham Boston Stoughton North Attleboro Peabody Belmont Pittsfield Newtonville Boston Maiden Northampton Gloucester Fitchburg Springfield Boston Quincy Brookhaven Clarksdale Sherard Eupora McAllister, F. C, Jr. Moring, V. I ' " .. Nolan, R. L. Richardson, A. R. Cooke, E. S. Smith, C. E. Beckman, A. G. Brown, R. S. Callaway, P. P. . Hill, A. ]. Hughes, W. C, Jr. Jones, A. B., Jr. MISSOURI V. KlELBAUCH, J Lay. J. T. . Lief, S. A. Lytle, E. S., J Miner, J. O. Shuey, C. H. Trenholme, E Wilbur, R. M. Bowstrom, R. M. Cook, C. O., Jr. De Young, H. G. Jacobs, R. H. Jones, R. E. Keller, A. J. Nelson, S. E. Russel, H. B. Shuey, C. H. . Sisko, W. J. Stone, G. R. Taylor, R. L. Wilber, D. T. Burt, E. V. . Freeberg, S. A. Gaasterland, C. Graham, D. S. Holmes, M. S. Jones, R. F. Iverson, C. Larson, H. I. Lewellen, B. E. Myhre, F. B. T. Peterson, R. W. Putnam, F. R. Torgerson, T. A. Tyra, T. D. " . Uehling, G. A. Anderson, J. S. Lillis, B. C, Jr Fabian. R. J. . Miller, J. A. O ' Brien, J. E. Pancake, L. S. Bauer, D. A. . Colwell, J. B. Fitch, R. A. . Moeller, H. G. Hawkins, C. A. Parsons, W. K. Smith, J. E., Jk. MICHIGAN MINNESOTA MONTANA NEBRASKA NEVADA Canton Senatobia Canton Ackerman Hernando Gloster St. Louis Caruthersville Clinton Poplar Bluffs St. Joseph Sugar Creek " Springfield St. Clair St. Louis Kansas City Kirkwood St. Louis Columbia Sikeston Grand Rapids Detroit Muskegon Detroit Marquette Detroit Detroit Detroit Grand Rapids Pontiac Grand Rapids Battle Creek Kalamazoo Bertha Saint Paul Raymond Crookston Minneapolis Duluth Badger Murdoch Minneapolis Saint Paul Saint Paul Red Wing Oklee Saint Paul St. Paul Butte Billings Butte Missoula Billings Gkntana . Alma Pawnee City . Omaha Omaha Reno Reno Tonopah THE CLASS— CONTINUED NEW HAMPSHIRE OHIO Cook, L. B. Theobald, R. A., Jr. NEW JERSEY Bater, H. Barker, H. D. Braun, W. B. CULLINAN, R. F. Janz, C. T. McKaig, W. V. Metsger, A. B. Mumford, S. Sanns, N. J. TOTH, J. C. Veasey, A. C. Will, P. K. . Wilson, A. L. Wright, F. V.. Reese, J. S. NEW MEXICO Andrews, R. S. Brunelli, A. R. Wright, D. G., Jr. NORTH CAROLINA Bell, A. C. Buckholz, G. W., Jr. Crinkley, F. D. Miller, N. M. Swain, J. B. NORTH DAKOTA Allen, E. H. Nashua Portsmouth Atlantic City Mt. Lake ' s Newark Ridgewood Lakewood Eatontown Keansburg Ocean City Union City Trenton Atlantic City Metuchen East Orange . Montclair Jersey City Santa Fe Raton Springer Elizabeth City Asheville Raleigh Winston-Salem Henderson Grand Forks NEW YORK Bellis, L. J. Betts, S. W. Bronson, W. Brossy, H. E. Chandler, B. A. Cooper, R. W. De AIetropolis, G. Dempsey, J. C. . Dillon, E. J. Engelhardt. E. P. FlALA, R. P. Field, B. P. Flynn, J. E. Foley, F. J. Forbes, L. Q. Forney, E. H. Gillette, R. G. Hall, N. . Jung, K. E. Lawrence, S. J. Longton, E. W. . Mackenzie, G. K., AIaloney, J. L. QUILTER, V.. S. Ritchie, C. A. Robertson, E. L. Smith, A. J. Thornton, J. T. Tripi, I. N. Webster, J. A. Zuntac, A. A. Jr. Forest Hills, L. I. Baldwin, L. I. Rochester Brooklyn Lancaster Brooklyn New York Brooklyn Newburg Buffalo Brooklyn East Inslip, L. I. Douglaston, L. I. Jamaica Brooklyn New York Sarona Syracuse ' Buffalo Cincinnatus Clayton Brooklyn Staten Island Binghampton Buffalo Syracuse Scotia Schenectady Brooklyn Buffalo Staten Island BlGLOW, J. 0. Carr, B. L. . Cumberledge, A. A. F ' reshour, W. M. Games, E. B. Grant, ]. D. Hain, V. R. . I h XTLEY, J. D. McKee, F. A. McMahon, B. F. Merkle, F. B. Moore, J. R. Roessler, A. C. Wallace, F. L. Wheland. K. R. Wright, W. R. . OKLAHOMA Evans, E. E. Hudson, R. E. Kirkpatrick, J. Soucek, V. H. Elden, R. W. Gale, W. C. LlZBERG, C. A. McDonald, E. A. Schoeni, W. P. Wright, S. B. OREGON PENNSYLVANIA Braught, C. F. Brown, N. K. Brush, F. J. Copeman, T. H. Ernest. R. N. Forde, G. S. J. Castree, J. F. Gimber, H. M. S., Gray, A. D. Heilig, R. B. Hunter, W. A. Just, J. F. . MacDonald, D. J. Morrow, W. J. Parker, R. E. Porter, S. II. Powell, G. N. Raysbrook, F. G. Ryon, VV. M. Sell, C. F. Shaffer, L. G. Shields, W. T. Stafford, A. E. Stromback, P. C. Warman, N. E. Weiler, J. B. Williams, J. B. Wilson, G. S. Fahle, R. S. Hamm, M. Hall, M., Jr. I Il ' NTER, R. P. Fojt, R. E. . Ghetzler, B. TEXAS New London . Dayton Youngstown Piqua Coshocton Cleveland . Dayton . Clyde Pomroy Lakewood Blanchester Cincinnati Cleves Youngstown Arcadia Akron Muskogee Tulsa Oklahoma City Lamont Portland Medford Oregon City Medford Portland Portland Lancaster Pittsburgh Susquehanna Pittsburgh Altoona Philadelphia Philadelphia Windber Gwvynedd Mount Joy Philadelphia Altoona Philadelphia Philadelphia Philadelphia Oakmont Sharon Philadelphia Lawrenceville Scranton Bedford Bethlehem Waynesburg Philadelphia Uniontown Philadelphia Easton Norristown Houston Henrietta Bryan Sherman Taylor San Antonio aaay THE CLASS— CONTINUED Reithley, C. L. King. B. V. ElRKPATRlCK, C. C. McAfee, J. S. Ml ' RPHV, J. A. POTTINGER, W. R. ScRlVNER, F. I 1 Lubbock Bronson San Angelo Rernes Marlin Hillsboro Fort Worth Renken, H. A. Stuart, D. A. Tucker, A. B., Ill Vredenburgh, J. B. Williams, 11.. Jr. Wood, J. M. RIGHT, E. A. . Staunton Portsmouth inchester Winchester Portsmouth Lynchburg Richmond UTAH WEST VIRGINIA Brows, E. M. Davis, J. H. Hawk, C. V. . RlRKPATRICK, C. E. Xeedham, R. C. Williams, G. R. Beebe, R. P. Corliss, W. G. Firth, M. W. Farquharson, R. B. Holden, H. W. Ramace, L. P. . VERMONT Salt Lake City Ogden Salt Lake City Price Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Ft. Ethen Allen Poltney Bennington Montpelier Rutland Sheldon Springs Hagbf.rg, O. E. HoLTZWORTH. I ' O ' Toole, J. M. Peters, F. M., Adams, W. H. Engel, E. L. Grinstead, I.. HlBSCHMAN, M. W. Jones, A. A. Retchum, G. L. Wood, L. O. SHINGTON Follansbee Huntington Garv Bluefield Olympia Everett Seattle Spokane Relso Bellingham Mabton RHODE ISLAND WISCONSIN Day, E. M. . Gadrow, R. E. Meola, V. J. Payson, H., Jr. Walpole, R. C. Weir, F. U. Williamson, F. T. SOUTH CAROLINA Motes, J. 11. Mullins, H., Jr. Palmer, C. R. Phifer, T. C. Woods, W. P. SOUTH DAROTA Daniels, D. Y. Johnson, H. T. Thompson, W. R. Jamestown Peace Dale Providence Bristol East Greenwich Newport Siverton Mounteville Marion Timmonsville Spartanburg Marion Rapid City Aberdeen Waubay Blessman, E. M. Ellis, L. A. Hollister, W. W. Holtz, A. H. . Jensen, M. J. . McFarlane, D. J. Steffanides, E. F. WlESEMAN, F. L. Brockway, J. H. Smith, N. E. WYOMING Rivero, H., Jr. PORTO RICO Appleton Milwaukee Green Bay Manitowoc Sheboygan Delavan Milwaukee Milwaukee Douglas Riverton PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Francisco, J. . . ■ Manila Manati TENNESSEE Brooks, C. B. Crane, L. O. Freeman, G. F. Rlein, M. J. Reynolds, J. R. Z. Smith, J. T. VIRGINIA Brace, F. R. Bingham, E. M. Williams, R. C. Clarke, P. Y. Garton, W. M. Head, N. M. Miles. L. T. Payne, T. B. . Jr. Memphis Nashville Huntingdon Knoxville Chattanooga Favetteville Warrcm own Norfolk Richmond indsi ir Barcroft Williamsburg Clarendon Steinke, F. S. Gray, H. D. Weatherwax, H. P. CANADA ALASKA HAWAII Chatham, Ontario Douglas Honolulu AT LARGE Giles, W. J. Rurtz, T. Parham, J. C Jr. Stewart, W. J. Todd, D. W. ' aaggr WB fm?3 4Ml » ai " Those Who Have Gone " — " FOURTH CLASS YEAR Arthur. L. A. Kaull, H. H. Atkinson, E. A. Kenney, T. C. Bailey, C. F. Kerr, F. I. Baker, R. L. Keyser, C. H. i Becker, W. S. Beers, C. E. Krauss, F. E. Labouisse, S. S. Blake, M. B. Lowrie, A. Bourke, L. F. Malina, S. Bradshaw, T. C. Manternach, J. C. Brulle, Y. M. Matthews, J. S. Caldwell, M. B. McCONNELL, J. R. Carter, J. A. McCoy, L. P. Chamberlain, H. A. McKibbin, C. R. Clement, J. M. McKinistry, C. R. Cobb, J. G. Means, W. E. Connor, W. 0. MONCURE, S. P. Copithorn, W. W. Morel, J. S. Cramer, M. L. Oaks, M. D. CULBERTSON, J. S. 0 ' Bryan, L. F. Denton, A. A. Parker, W. D. Donaldson, F. Poole, W. T. Donovan, L. W. Rain, F. M. Drew, R. M. Rowan, E. L. Philburn, R. V. Edwards, F. E. Edwards, H. M. Erickson, F. A. Faires, C. F. Finch, B. P. Foley, N. H. Genet, A. S. Hansen, S. S. Hardaway, R. M. Hardy, B. A. Harney, P. T. Saunders, J. C. Seely , H. W. Sheridan, H. L. Shields, C. I. Slaton, P. J. Smith, C. G. Smith, D. F. Spangler, H. A. Sweet, J. E. Van Horne, G. R. Verge, J. R. Vincent, J. B. Walker, F. F. Henderson, J. 1.. Hoskins. F. B. Hughes, J. W. Innis, W. D. White, R. N. Wilson, G. R. Wilson, R. P. Winters, E. G. Wood, P. D. YOUNGSTER YEAR Axelson, K. A. S. Bate, K. R. Beruffy, M. Jr. Bltrchett, D. J. Byrd, E. S. Cohan, F. S. Coon, D. O. DURRANT, D. A. Fleming, J. E. Girard, C. A., Jr. GUNDLFINGER, G. J. Harris, M. L. Hedekin, E. C. Hodge, J. W. Kvenvold, H. C. Livingston, P. K., Jr. Lucas, W. E. Lyman, E. F. Lynch, G. I. Mallonee, J. E. Mathers, A. L. McLaughlin, H. , Nelson, L. V. Pescatello, M. J. Pihl, F. W. Pippitt, F. C. Purdy, G. I. Replogle, J. F. Schlegel, G. Sefscik, L. J. Stout, K. S. Taylor, K. C. White, C. T. Winters, F. C. SECOND CLASS YEAR Adams, W. R. Ardito, W. A. Bence, R. L. Bouve, W. L. Bradman, F. C. Coffin, L. R. A. Fisher, E. . Greenbank, L. Lamb. J. B. Leeper, H. B. Lewis, N. W. McMahan, W. A. McMartin, J. M. Peery, G. A. Steel, R. J. Walker, T. N. Rouse, L. M. Cowell, L. . FIRST CLASS YEAR Greathouse, J. F. White, Z. L. Page 281 I HI I CAPTAIN JONES and the " Ranger " entering Brest harbor after a victorious engagement— Achieve- ment. The gamut of Plebe Year, the first Army -Navy game, Youngster Cruise, that first " diag, " hops, Avia- tion Summer, the European Cruise, First Class Year, the last Army- Navy game, sacred June Weeks, O.A.O. ' s, Graduation; all have left their indelible imprint on the pages of achievement. II I. I PLEBE • TAKE STAIRS T Vfw ; EXECUTIVE CLERK M£M- FOVfUT! i i , T ,A " R.-TF ' ; -- ■ mun " -%■ % . so help you God! " iljlllllllll " t ih BR113 10 ANNAPOLIS, MD. 20 JUNE, 1927 MR. F. R. McARTHUR, no WARREN ST., DORCHESTER, PA. WE ' RE IN THE NAVY NOW PASSED PHYSICAL EXAMINATION THIS MORNING SIGNED MIDSHIPMAN REPEAT MIDSHIPMAN R. L. McARTHUR The Colors 20 June, 1927 Mother dear: The first day is over, and I ' m a midshipman of six hours standing. You got my telegram, no doubt, this morning, with its more or less joyful news — I ' ll tell you later whether it ' s joyful or not, but just at present I ' m too much in a haze to know anything. My room is piled full of stuff that I have to mark and stow, and I ' m writing this letter in a small cleared space on my table made by pushing No u aundry Numl . Signing Up ' ■■ Page 2S4 " And one pair ear protectors " m things off on to the floor. The smudges you see are made by that excellent brand of marking ink. " Hercules, " as supplied to the Regiment of Midshipmen. I ' ve distributed my bottleful rather promiscuously, you will note. What a day! Rather like the first shots in any good movie of Annapolis life — you know, the awkward, uneasy groups at the gate in civilian clothes; the rapid pulses and high blood pressure during the physical exam; the lost wanderings among the vaults and passages of Bancroft Hall; the drawing of an outfit — everything from rubber ear protectors and writing paper to a broom and cuff links and every bit of clothing and such to be marked with " name and laundry number. " Quite a chore! How your tidy soul would revolt, mother dear, if you could only see me and my room at this moment! But I hope to get everything fairly well straightened out by tomorrow. One thing I must tell you about. Along with about twenty others who had " candidate " written all over them, I spent last night at Carvel Hall, which seems to be the local Biltmore. You can spot ' em all right! The tendency to laugh too much, the somewhat uneasy eye, the great self-assurance on the part of some — all tend to point us out. Two or three seemed especially confident and well-informed, and gave the rest of us all sorts of inside dope about life at the Naval Academy. After dinner our group was joined by half a dozen newcomers, rather older looking than the rest, who let it be known that they were Page 285 candidates too, and seemed to be humble seekers of information. This was meat for the well-informed boys, and how they did Tell All! How the midshipmen had setting-up exercises before breakfast every day, the hard lot of a plebe, how brutal the first class was to the " freshman, " etc., and I may say frankly that I ' ve never seen a more fascinated audience. Of course, 1 didn ' t know a darned thing, so I kept my mouth shut and my ears open. Now for the sequel. This afternoon after I ' d been assigned to a room, and met my roommate — by the way, I haven ' t told you about him. His name is Bill Neal and he is from Virginia — a thoroughly good sort, from what I know on ten hours acquaintance. He has that easy Southern affability. But to go on with the story. As I was saying, after being assigned to a room, and cluttering it up with shirts and collars and laundry bags and blankets and such, I looked around to see Bill jump to his feet and clamp himself in a position of rigid attention. I didn ' t know what it was all about, but I thought I ' d better stand up too. I was right for once — there stood an officer in white service — shining white and starched, dazzling as to gold, complete with Pagi 286 4 i, indui: , -: The Fourth of July Km and is here for aviation — Aviation Summer. No time to write any more — it is taps and they ' re turning out lights. You get in bed and somebody comes around and turns your light out for you. Pretty nice, eh? Love, Bob I July, 1927 Dear Jack: Things are getting into shape by now — even the white works whose photographs I sent (with me some place inside) have made several trips to the laundry and look fairly well seasoned. When I first put them on they felt so much like pajamas that 1 hardly dared leave my room. I ' m getting accustomed to this midshipman racket myself, though I do get moods of longing to be in cits and down at the lake with you and the rest of the gang this summer. Automobiles! I haven ' t ridden in one for over a month, and I ' m getting tired of all this walking when you want go go places. And especially when you don ' t. Take our daily infantry drills for example, from Armory back to Armory by a long and complicated route. And while you ' re taking things, take cutters. Just a little bit different from the old green Old Town. Oars like voung Sequoias, and an enthus- iastic Maryland sun to light and heat -r-r MJg » ■Ci ttMZ Skippe. Inspecti Guide is Right! JSK Ready on the Firing Line ! M,-r Page 287 w the merry way from boat shed to R. R. bridge and back again— racing back, of course. I ' m getting fairly well acquainted with some of my classmates by now. We ' ve got a class spirit already that is very strong in spite of its newness. I think we ' re going to have a genuinely fine class, too. There are a few plebes I don ' t care so much for, but by far the majority of my classmates are people you would like to be loyal to and who you feel will be loyal to you — and class loyalty is one of the strongest. My regards to your father, Yours, Bob Dear Jim: After all these years! is what you ' ll rotten correspondent, here goes. I ' ve described the Naval Acad- emy in detail to so many people that I ' m fed up with doing it. If you want to find out anything about it, let me refer you to " Dave Green at Annapolis " , " Dave Green, First- Classman " , etc. So far, the place is absolutely 0. K. — if the rest of the year is anything like this summer, Plebe Year is going to have few terrors for me. They ' re working us hard, though — gym, galley-slaving, 12 August, 1927 when you get this. Well, admitted that I am a wwpfm nv .a— gg; .»f . — r Page 288 and infantry are the big chores. I ' ll admit it frankly, Jim: one of the best rear rank number threes in the business is now writing to you. Rifle range is pretty much fun — I ' m getting so I like to squint along the barrel of a Springfield. Big excitement last night. Some of the crazy fools upon the third deck (third floor, for the benefit of a landlubber like you. I ' m in the process of acquiring a very sea-going vocabulary) broke out a fire hose in the middle of the night and started a rough-house that woke up the officer of the watch. Result: we had to stand in ran ks at attention from one a.m. to two a.m. inclusive. Boys will be boys, I guess. We ' ve got a lot of pent-up steam just now — haven ' t been outside the walls for weeks and weeks. Keep an eye on Alice, if you have the chance — she probably needs it. Especially when that so-and-so Mallory Hewett is home. I hear he ' s going to try to get in here next year. If he is — well, I ' ll be waiting for him. Yours, Bob 28 August. 1927 Dear Ed: They came back today After three months of thinking we owned the Academy, the rightful owners came up the Chesapeake in three large battleships and sort of spread over the place. I wish I wore either a size seventeen or size twelve collar, instead of this blasted fourteen and a half. It ' s Thr Page 2Sq ,J Vlllllllll Back from the Butts I M entirely too standard. At least half a dozen of my best Midshipman No. 5 ' s have gone on leave, the lucky dogs! but to God knows where. I was oyer on the rifle range yesterday, trying to see what I could do in the way of making Expert (I did, by the way; from now on I shall be entitled to wear a small gold elbow pro- tector in the semblance of a target) when we saw these three grim silhouettes appear in Annapolis Roads with ominous precision. One more month of Plebe Summer plebes, and then we ' ll be Ac Year plebes, which people tell me is a horse of another color. And we ' ve had such a pleasant Plebe Summer, too. Had a full dress pee-rade the other day — as full, that is, as we could get our white service to be — and as I watched it from an upper window of the deck where I was on watch V Aloft in the Yacht America EJ71 w I : v 7 ■ k; ; Where Men are Men Marching to Chow Page 290 He Sginc. I couldn ' t help being just a bit proud of Thirty-One. miles from here, Ed. Finished off our inter-company boxing tournament. Not a bad show, but with a few exceptions, pretty small time boxing. As an able second to the dear company ' s boxing team I really looked great in the ring, old man. I ' m in the championship class as far as seconding goes, but I don ' t believe I want to try any firsting for a while yet, after looking over some of the rugged pictures hung around the boxing room. Speaking of ruggedness, you should have heard the speech the commandant gave us a few nights ago. It really is among the World ' s Ten Great Orations. I ' ll tell you about it when I get home — remind me to. S ' long, Bob Page 291 , ■ ■ V ■rrv Sj ■ ' s t X I X t T_ Steppin Out in the Plebes! .- : ■■:-i r U_ L Boning €«mm n R .„ 4 October, 1927 Dear Bill: Well, the first week is over. (Did you ever notice what a bad sign it is when a letter begins with " well— " ? This is one of those letters.) As I was saving, the first week is over, but, as we ' re beginning to realize, the year is not. PLEBES ARE PLEBES! This is a mixed- up first paragraph, but I ' m pretty well mixed up myself at present; in fact, I ' m in one of the usual MacArthur fogs, deepened and obfuscated by the fact that I ' m a brand new plebe in a foreign and hostile land. It ' s not much fun, but it ' s something you can ' t help but get a kick out of if you ' ve any sense of humor at all, though. So far I ' ve really had me a big time. The exaggerated ferocity of the upper classes— the appalling dumbness of the plebes— (I ' m just beginning to find out how ill-informed I am on a wide variety of subjects — and so are the upper-classmen)— the awful results of any sma ll lapse of memory — the terrific bracing-up (I ' ve been telling myself that I brace up anyway because I ' m just naturally proud-spirited) — all of it ' s something we ' ve never experienced before. And I think it will do most of us genuine good. I ' m not sure exactly what sort of character-former it is, but it will form a character or break it, and any character that gets broken isn ' t much good anyhow. Here, at least. I ' m proud I ' m here, Bill, old potato; I wouldn ' t change places with any college freshman in the Plebes ' Haven As the First Class Saw Us A. Hit it! Page 292 country, or any college senior, either, that can ' t be beat. My Lord! Nine-thirty! I ' ve got to bust out and report up to Artie Weaver ' s room, and the worst of it is I didn ' t know the sister ships at dinner todav. S ' long, Bob 25 October, 1927 Dearest mother: Our first examinations were just over this week. They weren ' t quite so bad as I expected, but 1 haven ' t quite got the hang of things yet. They ' re entirely different from almost any- thing I ' ve met up with. The math and English and French aren ' t bad, but it seems to be this steam business — geometrical drawing — that gets me down. I don ' t seem to savvy it, but I think if I put a little more work on it it will easier. Called on Mrs. Holton last Saturday after the football game; she wants to be remembered to you. It ' s a great comfort to have a friend like her in town — it really does me lots of good to go out there and drink her tea and eat her cookies and act civilized once more. Furthermore, every now and then she invites me to Sunday dinner, and it ' s a relief to spend the afternoon far from thoughts " The Old Sixty " A Pause in the Marathon j$m Page 203 ; I r " " ' 9 T. • ' Mi . ■ ••• , ■: t m ». Indian Summer Entertaining the Japanese of plebe life, to say nothing of sitting in a comfortable chair again. (The ones in our rooms are made of plain, and very hard, wood.) The food, moreover, is Epicurean after the whole- some but rather monotonous fare of our mess hall. By the way, mother old dear, let me thank you again for that last delicious box from home. It didn ' t last for long, but while it did — ! Of course, don ' t imagine by all this talk about food that I ' m hinting for another box, (hrrmm!) but just in case there are some scraps in the pantry you might be thinking of sending to the starving Armenians, reconsider, and remember my address. After all, I am your loving son. Yours affectionatelv, Bob 24 November, 1927 Alice dear: Two months of this blasted year have passed, and still the only thing that appears clear and bright and distinct to me is you, darling. Everything else whirls around in a big indistinct blur of classes and drills and " fo-o-ormation! Bust out all along! " and uncomfort- able meals and looking up innumer- able things in the World Almanac and Knight ' s Seamanship and Jane ' s Fighting Ships, etc. Which may not explain much to you, but ask my classmates! It ' s really not so bad, though. Even if it were, the thought of iK£ £¥£ ffi v 4?j .-• 1 Page 294 scss Just Before the Battle Work for the Navy Juniors JR ■jS5 ' " " " n f Ill b -- 1 3 Christmas Dinner For Use on Saturday Only w Christmas and you would keep me going. It ' s not so many days now, by Herndon! I wonder if you ' ve changed much. Are your lashes still as long and your eyes still as blue as I remember them? There ' s so much I remember, sweetheart — that last Friday dance at the club this June, for example, the night before I left — with the beetles and honeysuckle flowers dropping down out of the vines over the verandah, and Bert Alexander ' s orchestra playing " Muddy Water " inside. But don ' t let me get sentimental, Alice — though you ' re such a nice person to be sentimental to, even in a letter. Come on, you Christmas leave! — with you, and a wood fire in the grate, and hot egg- nogs being handed around. But in the meantime, if you can ' t tell me what a guest-warp is, I ' ll have to look it up. All my love, Bob I December, 1927 Dear Ed: I ' m so damned blue I ' m pract- ically purple. It was bad enough to lose the Army game, but to come back | 0 H aHk. to another i ith of this being a plebe before Christmas brings a little relief is bad news for the old optimism. Furthermore, I ' m unsat in steam — geometrical drawing makes the old brain punch-drunk and absolutely- useless. That disaster in New York is .___::. " The Handsomest Doorway The Hal! of Horrors First Leave Page 29s ancient history, but the memory of it still stings— all the more so because it looked as though we were going to win. We led 2-0 at the half, but then brother Harry Wilson, Army ' s bald- headed man with rheumatism, scored two touchdowns in ten minutes, which won the game in spite of Ted Sloan ' s beautiful catch of a pass over the Army goal line. (Among other things, I lost a Navy bathrobe to the Greylegs.) After the game the town treated us royally — and we paid for it royally, too, but we really had our fun. Tom and I stuck together through the evening; I dragged Nan MacClellan — I ' m pretty sure you know her — and Tom dragged a girl from Wellesley. I think Xan ' s really a knockout; you couldn ' t want a better party girl. We saw " Rio Rita " and then started touring the town (buying several taxis and half interests in various night clubs en route) and so on far into the morning. Oh, you lucky cits! To be able to do practically what you want when you want to without a ten-thirty muster on the dock hanging over your heads! Golly, I envy you. Memories like that New York night make plebe year even worse by contrast. I suppose you think I ' m exaggerating the hor- rors of being a fourth class midship- man a bit, and maybe I am, but I ' ve got one of those fed-up, chuck-it-all moods right now. Plebe year does have some amusing features though. The running isn ' t so bad at table (have you ever heard that immortal bit about the Duke? or Jack Dalton of the United States Marines? Do you know why a wildcat is that way: You don ' t? Find out, mister!) Yours till Christmas, Bob Page 296 X J » r % W rf Champs Elysees Ch iter-collegiate amp ions Dear Mother: Hundredth Xight! I I, , 5 January, 1927 Dear Aunt Mathilda: Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas gift. It was so thoughtful of you to send me that beautiful dressing-gown — it was exactly what I needed. It ' s almost too nice to wear, especially around this rough place — I ' ve just about decided to keep it for best and wear it only when I ' m on leave. How did you know purple and green were among my favorite colors? My best to you and Uncle Phil, Sincerelv, Bob 26 February, 1928 !t ' s just over, and Nineteen Thirty-One has had its first thrilling taste of power, its brief hour of ab- solute ascendency over the first class, and the results were amusing, ap- palling, awe-inspiring, artistic, and any other good adjectives you can think of. You ' ve heard about my Special Friend and Big Pal Artie Weaver, haven ' t you? You know, the head of my table, and one of the finest Muttering Petty Officers in the regi- ment. Well, for days — yea, for weeks — I ' ve been planning a li S l e : 1 Thirty-one Wrinkles 6:30 and No Hot Water J3 k Close Up, Number Seven! Page 297 show for him on this occasion, and when it came time to put it on, a lot of other ideas just came spontaneously. With the aid of some of my imaginative class-mates, the red-eye, the ba — mustard, some cheese pie, bug-juice, serving spoons with long handles, a bread plate, and plenty of just good ordinary every-day cold water we had ourselves a time — something that would make the Black Mass look like a Day in the Country. Artie came around to my room and spooned on me tonight during study hours. The fellow really must have been impressed! One hundred to go! Others have done it, why not I ? is my motto now, and I ' m feeling jubilant over things in general and that in particular. Till Sep Leave, mother darling, and Youngster Sep Leave at that. Love, Bob Dearest Mother: No mo ' plebes, at least for this midshipman concerned! My young- ster year dates from about eleven o ' clock this morning, and I ' m a proud and happy man. I ' m packing my cruise box as a youngster, and making ready to sail as a youngster upon a thrilling cruise in one of our grim ne-of-battle ships — in this case the good ship Utah, about which I know practically nothing. But, as I was saying, this is Midshipman R. L. 5 The Juice Gang Tunes Up for June Week Page 208 Ar ideas lit rtd-tye. a bread pi mc— somttli lustkvtli aid I ' m MacArthur, THIRD Class, now speaking. Cany on, you plebes! Last night was the Farewell, or June, Ball, which may well be described as indeed a gala occasion. If it had been any gala-er the place would have blown up. Wish you could have been here, mother dear — you would have enjoyed it, I know; I ' m still nursing my hopes that you ' ll be able to come next June. But last night! It was my first social appearance as a midshipman, and I think I managed well enough; I got through the receiving line somehow, thanks to your excellent training. I dragged Artie Weaver ' s little sister Becky, from Washington; " blind, " except for a rather foggy snapshot, and it was one of the luckiest breaks I ' ve ever got in my somewhat lucky life. She ' s really sweet, mother! We got along like old friends — danced the whole June Ball together — that is, danced, sat out, or wandered around together — as seems to be the custom. But the youngsters — I mean the former youngsters — brought us back to reality with a bang, and not a figure-of-speech bang either, when we got back to Bancroft Hall after a delicious forty minutes of after-hop liberty. I didn ' t care — let ' em have their fun. A few of my classmates thought they ' d rather sleep on top of the Natatorium or over by Isherwood Hall than go back to Bancroft, but they checked up on such people, and all does not look well for them. Wish me ban voyage, ma — the next letter will be mailed from Newport. Love Bob Page 2QQ J N IE Quarters On Watch At Sea, on Passage to Newport Dearest Alice: " At sea " is right! We ' ve been out four days now, and everything has happened to me but mat de mer. As yet the whole show has little significance for me but a lot of hard, dirty work, still I have hopes that in time I ' ll get on to things. I feel so isolated from the world, out here in the Atlantic on the old Utah — and when I say the world, I mean you, darling. I miss you much more in mid-ocean than I ever did back at the Academy, if such a thing is possible. When we left the sea wall in motor-launches, surrounded by our piles of sea-bags and hammocks, and giving four " N ' s " for mothers — sisters — sweethearts, I couldn ' t help looking back among the crowd and searching for your dear face, even knowing that you were a thousand miles away. To leave the old familiar land that we both were treacling, though with all those miles between us, was almost as much a parting as if you ' d been on the dock like Nancy Lee to see me off. I ' m lonesome! Which sounds absurd, because after all, we ' re not going to China or the North Pole, but only to that strange foreign port of Newport up the coast. And what a way to go! No sooner did we get aboard our floating palace than we started to get things stowed away in a sort of unfamiliar and very crowded madhouse, provided with small in- convenient lockers, ladders to scrape the shins on, and a maze of piping just at the right height to deal you a nasty crack on the brow. This done, there was a hoarse cry for " sixth squad youngsters, lay aft to rig the gangway! " and there was nothing to do but respond. A hammock is another interesting mechanism that takes some knowing, too. There ' s a technique in everything, Field Day " ;i i Page 302 ■ wlm -mutf The Flagsh ip even in hammock-swinging, -sleeping, and -lashing, and I ' m gradually catching on. The things really aren ' t at all bad, once you get used to them. In fact, I ' d much rather stay in one than get out of one at five-thirty in the morning, beautiful summer mornings that they are. Once up, vou lash and stow, and drink your morning joe, and then it ' s turn to, which is much, much diff erent from turn in. Or am I getting too technical for a four day sailor, Alice, old dear? Don ' t let me, please. This turn ' to arrangement includes much scrubbing of decks with kiyis, or brushes, as you simple landsmen would say, polishing of bright work with Solarine, washing of finger-printed paintwork, and such. Oh yes! and they have also sprung what is called a " field day " on us, which resembles spring housecleaning a great deal, with the exception that it occurs weekly instead of annually. The lowly youngster has much to do with this quaint field day — in fact, he ' s practically indispensable. And the cheerful thought is that there are just about eleven more such field days before this cruise is over and I can come home and see you once more. We have movies on deck every night. Sounds quite luxurious, doesn ' t it? There ' s a certain charm about it, sitting in the maintop with a blanket around your shoulders and a cigarette between your lips, and looking down at Hollywood ' s best and worst flickering on a square of canvas below — and then looking up, and seeing the stars and the waning June Week moon, and the old Utah steady on her course astern of the Arkansas, and her milky wake trailing out in the black sea. Before the movies start the ship ' s band or the N. A. Ten plays, and we sing. Vou should hear our chaplain lead us! " On the superstructure! Can you hear me? " And then there ' ll be shouts of " Ramona! Ra-mo-na! Ramo-o-o-ona! " and so we ' ll sing as how we ' ll always remember, etc. The evenings are really pleasant, especially after a good day ' s work. Page 330 Loading Up with Boston Beans Newport ' s next, and if there ' s no letter from you waiting there for me, don ' t ever expect me to cut in on you again. Which is a threat. Love, darlins, anyhow, Bob Boston Dear Ed: Did you ever feel lost in a Big City? Try it some time. I ' m here in Bahston, and I don ' t know a soul, and I ' ve seen all the free shows for midshipmen, and I ' ve walked miles all over the town, and most of my money has been left behind in New York, and I ' m just about stranded. Not that I ' m casting slurs, aspersions, etc., upon that city of culture, education, and baked beans — in fact, some of my best friends have been Bostonians — but after jolly old New York and the swello time I had there, there ' s a bit of strangeness here that hasn ' t quite worn off yet. Took the subway out to Cambridge today and had a look at Hahvad — not so bad at all, but not quite so " fair " as 1 had expected. But one moment! Don ' t go " ' way til! I tell you about New York! Even in summertime it ' s rather of a place. You may cool your interior at any of the ten thousand places in the Forties — or, if you had the luck Jim and I had, a car may meet you and drive you out into the green pleasantness ( .f Long Island where parties and swimming and other delightful things await you. God bless Jim ' s Northern second cousins! They brought their Southern ideas of hospitality right up North with them. And there are always the shows, even in the summer — saw " The Three Musketeers " and just got back to the Navy Yard in time afterward. I dragged my old pal Nan McClellan. Three Volleys I ' or General A nox ' Polish Briskly with a Soft Cloth ' Newport of Army Game fame, who ' s back in town for a couple of days, which may account for some of the lateness. We had twelve days between New York and Boston on the Midshipmen ' s Practice Squadron division of the Fall River Line. I thought I never was going to see land again We just went out into the middle of the Atlantic and manoeuvered around. I know; I was on the signal bridge most of the time, bending on flags, which was rather more fun than it sounds. It ' s surprising how many manoeuvers three battleships can think up to do. Gun drill the rest of the time. I ' m in the lower handling room of number five turret, and start the powder bags on their trip up. So far nothing much has happened, though the division officer has many dark and bloody tales about men who leaned over into cars when loading and could have had two funerals apiece, owing to the propensity of powder cars to start off powerfully and decisively. See you in September, Ed. Keep Alice out of mischief. Yours, Bob Dearest Mother: Thanks for the cheque— vou ' ve saved your son from the necessity of begging in the streets of Rockland, and there are few ' cities in this world whose streets I ' d care less to beg in. Or to march in— and I ' ve done the latter, so I know. It seems that General Knox, of Revolutionary war fame, is the patron saint of these parts, and we of the U. S. S. Utah being in town for the anniversary of his birth, or death, or something, were called upon for a pee-rade. And such a pee-rade. In white service, through the soggv Maine countryside, and then transferred by car Main Street, Guantanamo Salvo t o a neighboring town where the GenTs remains remain. We had a firing squad of thirty-two men, and after the blowing of taps this natty squad fired 3 1-32 volleys. I haven ' t been so bored since I got bricked at that hop in Newport. We will close the services with that famous hymn to Rockland that begins: " If I should die In Rockland, Maine . . " Yours affectionatelv, I suppose there was once a June Week — it doesn ' t seem so now, down here in Guantanamo Bay. It was nice, wasn ' t it. that last night? I hope you thought so. It ' s something I like to turn over in my mind when I ' m on watch and the whole Cuban scene seems too hot and boring to stand. But after all, Guantanamo isn ' t so bad as it might be, even though it is a world ' s end sort of place. We go ashore in white works, and buy mangoes, and limes, and pineapples, and such from the old Chinaman, and walk a bit in the dead, dry countryside. Then we bring back the limes to the Utah, and if we can find some ice and some sugar, we have a pitcher of limeade that really worth something. With which we can smoke Cuban cigarettes, if sufficiently strong of lung and throat. They are all black and vile, and suggest sweetened cigar-factory sweepings, but anything for a touch of novelty and foreignness. Pa%e 306 _ On to ■tantanamo Returning from the Red Barn tepid bathwater, but complicated by much seaweed and the presence of unfriendly jelly-fish. Put it all down to the tropic spell, though! Everything but the gun dril that is. We ' re in the turrets most of the day having practice runs — we fire the day after tomorrow, and then it ' s head for home! Had a fair-sized blow a few nights ago — quite a gale, in fact. It smashed our plane up very thoroughly, and in general twisted things around. They broke us all out at three o ' clock in the morning to help lash things down. After we ' d done that, there wasn ' t much to do except watch the big purple splashes of lightning and the driving sheets of rain, and listen to the thunder and the wind, so three other youngsters and I found us a pack of cards and went below for a quiet game of bridge. Becky, that game lasted from four o ' clock that morning until nine- thirty that night, with but brief interruptions for food! It was epic; one of the most exciting games I ' ve ever been in. And after all that talking around, I come to the really important part of this letter, which is: would you like to come over to the Academy for the first hop? I ' d like to start the year right, you know, Beck, and if you ' d care to come, why . . why . . cheers! if you know what I mean. Page 307 I 5 September, 1928 Dear Ed: That ' s the first leave down — two more to go, and felloWj fellow, if they ' re like this one! Do you remember . . etc. It ' s a memory like that that makes coming back to the Academy such a contrast. And yet it ' s good to be back, after all, in lots of ways; to see the old corridors that we used to double time down as plebes — dope is that even as youngsters we ' re going to have to run to formation, but I hope it ain ' t so — with their center lines still worn with the print of our feet. It ' s great to be a youngster, even one who has seen the Chapel dome from seaward such a very short time ago. It ' s great to stroll down the alley, knocking your knuckles against the bulkhead — to look up with a gently inquiring expression from your chair when you hear some one coming into your room — to use the maximum sitting sur- face of your chair at chow — and in general to act like a freeborn American citizen instead of like a novice in some Page 308 tyi«| 1 " Nozv Formation is Outs i J,: ' " I JUL. I mediaeval and very ascetic monastery. Youngster ho! G ' bye, Ed. Don ' t be too long about answering this, please. Bob 25 November, 1928 Dearest Mother: I don ' t blame you in the least for being worried— I was just as worried myself when I saw my name in print on that steam tree (you know what a steam tree is, don ' t you. mother? I believe I ' ve explained before.) But after all, it ' s only a 2.47, and for the month only. I ' m still satisfactory for the term, you see, and unless I break my arm or suffer from amnesia during the next exams, I should continue to stay that way and have my Christmas leave unchallenged. I ' ve stopped going out for soccer, and I ' ve been spending my spare time drawing and sketching beastly little complicated things, and this is the last term of it. praise Allah! One more term and I ' d be sent home a raving maniac. «•« E r w tJ j p I Page 309 Pinpushers J at Rest | - Otherwise things are very pleasant. It ' s getting cool, and the plebes are closing the windows every morning before reveille, so that we get up in comparative comfort. Football games every Saturday, and hops occasionally. I ' ve had Becky Weaver down here to several of them, and since I can ' t have Alice, why Becky does very nicely. She ' s a very sweet child, mother — I ' d like to have you know her. . A short letter, mother, and I ' m sorry — but I must find out a few facts about an ingenious device known as Hooke s Joint before tomorrow. Love, Bob 23 April, [928 Becky dear: You see it ' s this way — honestly darling, if I ' d • • I] known! but I ' m what is known as a supernumerary on the watch squad and liable to be put on watch at any moment, which is just what happened this time; they informed 77!,? V-4 Pays a Call Page 310 K w - wi. i jy mi f " Sit i ■» r c v will ' . ' » Hi I e no later than ten minutes ago that I ' ll be on watch le 28th — the next hop night. hich knocks all my nice little plans about a swell eek-end into a cocked hat. I ' m desolate, but this is one those twixt-Iove-and-duty cases, and duty ' s got all the tfds. I ' m going to try to be philosophic about it, although know philosophy won ' t work when I feel so low in spirit, ome down to the football game Saturday after next, in ' t you, Becky dear? There ' s no hop, but I ' d appreciate reing you. Love, Bob 26 APRIL, 1928 IISS ALICE SHERIDAN, ORCHESTER, PA. MEET YOU AT CARVEL HALL ONE O ' CLOCK ' HE TWENTY-EIGHTH. LOVE, BOB hhjUI w V J 2 — » Winding up the Season Page 311 AS SECOND CLASSMEN i Locker — Summer Model • i. For Further Particulars see Page 53 7 June, 1929 Dear old Jack: Thank God, June Week ' s over — I feel like sleep- ing for three days straight. No more pee-rades, no more " visitors in the Main Office, " no more wearing of blue service that in June seems like a reefer and leaves you feeling like a wilted collar; yes, and no harassed embarcation on one of the old Florida-Utah-Arkansas gang for a three-month diet of beans and prunes. Instead, a comfortable room in old Bancroft, with a shower running warm whenever you want it, and a decent place to shave, if need be. Sheets — and a non-folding cot on a steady deck. Who wants to go to Europe, anyway? That may sound rather like sour grapes, but the grapes we ' re going to get here are going to be mighty, mighty sweet. Four N, mothers, sisters, and 31 ' s sweethearts! Nine rahs, week-end leaves, aviation, and Uncle Sam ' s house-party for the second class! But nevertheless, if you ' re driving down this way an ' time this summer, drop in and pay a call, and we ' ll see what we can do in the way of amuse- ment. Week-ends when I have leave will be the best. That will be every other one, starting with Saturday week. Write once in a while. Best, Bob 3 July, 1929 Dear Tommy: You should be here now — you and your collection of shot-guns, revolvers, rifles, and horse-pistols. We ' d make vou look sick. ' Been out on the machine 2A A Stiff Workout in Smoke Park ! J - vnttTtidK Page 314 zr xx qyn gun range all week, firing Lewis guns, and really making it hot for the target. We learned the " held strip " first — tear it apart and put it together again. Some of the fast boys can do it under two minutes. Then we migrated across the river to the machine gun butts and started popping away. All it needed was the drone of powerful motors to sound like a good sequence from " Wings " . We did have a plane, though: about a foot long, and made of wood. It rides along between the paper target and you, and your fire bursts in front of it. " leading " it the same way you would a duck. (Remember Simpson ' s Lake and those canvasbacks we got two years ago in Nov- ember?) Those Lewis guns feel pretty good crackling in front of you and tearing the target to pieces, but just the same, I ' d hate to be the gunner in the rear cockpit of a bombing plane trying to swing the flexible mount around while Al Williams was diving at me in a Boeing fighter — which was the dream I had last night. Whe-ew! Good-night, Tommy, and better dreams to you, Bob Dear Jack: If you were Fourth of Jul; 10 Jul ' , 1929 s near as Philadelphia over the vhy, oh why didn ' t you come on down here and really celebrate? They gave us leave on the third and fourth, and the Spirit of ' 76 got together with the Spirit of ' 31 and had a time. All that was missing was the Spirit of St. Louis. The story is simple. Some of the forward-looking Immediate Action zmft f V ■ " " " ' LA Di-dah di-dah-dh Swimming Call m ' -tfAfe . fttSS -.• 5B!t ■r-HriflllllllMn 1 sTX Page 315 The Planesmen members of our class procured a nearby country club for our exclusive use the night of the third. When I say exclusive I mean exclusive, and further- more, when I say use I mean use. The drags were notified. A commissary department was em- powered. The servi es of a hot orchestra were secured. Everything looked rosy, and looks weren ' t deceptive; everything turned out to be just that. It was absolutely the best party of its type I ever hope to attend. The whole crowd was in a marvel- ous humor; there were whistles for those that felt the urge to blow them and serpentine and confetti for such as were in a throwing mood. Everyone knew everyone else — 31 ' s favorite drags were there in force and looking sweet— it was part New Year ' s Eve and part Mardi Gras and part just good Navy party, though not of the Dahlgren Hall type. We ' re going to remember that evening a long time. And so back to the testing of fuel oils and boiler water. Even so, I pity the poor beggars over in Europe. Their girls don ' t seem to miss ' era. Next time you ' re so close to Annapolis, drop around, Bob 3 August, 1929 Mother dear: Monday again, worse luck. Last week was pretty good, though — very aquatic. Wednesday Jimmy and I went canoeing all afternoon, and added considerably to our summer tan as well to our experience in crabbing, which is the finest summer sport Annapolis affords. Last Saturday and Sunday were aquatic, Page 316 Jean Carter and Martha Cook came down from Philadelphia, and Bill and I took them out in a star boat — in a stiff breeze and rough water — got their dresses wet and made them scream about once a minute. Lots of fun. Pretty good hop Saturday night up at Luce Hall in white service, and Sunday the girls begged to go sailing again, so we got a half rater and spent the day drifting around in the bay, swimming over the side now and then, and in general having a very pleasant time. It ' s a great summer. ours affectionately, Bob 10 August, 1929 Dear Alice (somewhere in France, I suppose, or do you live at the American Express Co.? Any- way, dear Alice): Thanks for the last post-card — I ' ve always wanted to see the Eiffel Tower. But why don ' t you write a letter next time so you can really express yourself? Post cards are so restricted. That must have been a swell trip from London to Paris by air. Wish you could fly over here once in a while for some of our remarkably fine week- ends — I miss you. e ' ve been up several times this week ourselves — plenty of sport! The pilots are a good crowd; we do wingovers and chase all over the Chesapeake and up to Baltimore and plot courses and such. Our pilot is the best of eggs. The last three days he has let me take the controls in the air, and I ' ve flown around about two hours now. I won ' t conceal from you that I got a big thrill out of it; it was Pag ' 3 ' 7 Steam at its Origin great stuff. Alice. If I ever get to Pensacola. . . But our whole class has the same idea; we ' d all like to move down to Pensacola in a body. Could you love an aviator? We ' ve had plenty of ground school, too. Tore planes down and put them back together again; took motors apart and reassembled them; had lectures and movies and what-not. And you, you gilded butterflv, write me about the Chateau Madrid and the Ritz Bar and the Louvre. Well, I may see those places next year myself. Hurry home, Alice dear, and don ' t marry a French marquis in the meantime. Remember me to vour ma and pa. l.i i e. Bob 15 August, 1929 Bill and I wil Test Stand Jean dear: Can we? We certainly c arrive Saturdav about six o ' clock at the good old Walnut Street Station, and we ' ll be right out. Hmmmm! One entirely too short week end at your house with you and Bill and Martha— but it sounds good to me. You say you have all the details arranged, but won ' t tell us— bet I can guess. Saturday night party out in the country at the Yellow Parrot and Sunday morning swim at the club, isn ' t it? Couldn ' t be better. I ' ve got a lot of things to say but I ' m going to wait to tell you in person instead of writing them. Till Saturdav, darling. Bob Boucher s Navy Page 318 25 August, 1929 Dear Father: The summer ' s nearly over; just about time, too, because I ' ve got the old craving to be home mighty strong. It seems a long time since Christmas. I hope things haven ' t changed too much since then. Is the new Buick still going strong? We ' ve been across the river at the test stands all week, finding out what ' s wrong with a motor when it doesn ' t mote — the Buick ' d better not try any of its tricks. I can locate waste in the gas line and disconnected spark plugs like a flash. Finally qualified as a fifteen-word-a-minute radio code receiver. Dit, di-da dit! Every day I ' ve been spending half an hour over in Sampson Hall taking down words like YITND and XWOOG, usually wrong, but finally I got so the buzzes began to mean something. I had a very nice time on the last check you sent me. Bill and I went to Baltimore and visited some friends of his last week end. Bill blew a hundred dollars on a Ford, and we drove back in it. He plans to get himself home in it and asked me to go along, since we both go the same way. I ' ll do it, I think — it ' s a sporting proposition. This may be rny last letter until I get home. If the silence seems to be getting too long, though, I ' ll telegraph en route. Don ' t worrv, The Construction Corps Page 319 r 4 Mi £ And a Week Ago Wewereon Leave! Dragging The New Dome aai Sfts i ) ' ' 4 ' J . ' . " K-V f s " Class Ch ampions Dear Father: 6 D ecember 1929 I ' m very sorry about those demerits — I seemed to have a run of bad luck this month, with those two unmilitary conducts, an I. P. D., and a late formation. Mostly carelessness, I admit, and I ' m full of good resolutions for the future. Dad, if I get any more demos before Christmas I ' ll let you take a free swing at me next leave. I ' ll bet you ' re plenty sorry now you and mother didn ' t come to Philly for that Dartmouth game. It was pretty darn good, even if we did freeze to death; and after the game we had the usual high old time. Do you remember that little red-headed girl you met when you came down to see me last summer — Jean Holmes? You must have made quite an impression on her, dad — she sends you her love. And now for the second classman ' s sweet- The Second Class Milk Supply Page 320 heart — the famous Blake-Knowles pump, God bless every valve of it! Your wavward but affectionate son, Bob 2 April, Alice darling: The sky is blue; the tulips are blooming out in front of Bancroft Hall; and I ' ve just finished reading a swell letter from you — so is there any reason why I shouldn ' t be one of the Sunshine Boys? No dear lady, there isn ' t, and in fact I ' m that unusual person, a midshipman without a gripe in the world. I shall be most horribly griped, however, unless you write immediately and tell me that you ' re going to be down here for June Week. I ' m counting on you, sweet child — if you disappoint me I ' ll do something desperate — I might even drag a crab! Now about this June Week racket: pul-lease don ' t fail me, dear! You ' ve got plenty of time Page 321 Page 322 think nothing of dashing over to Europe for the summer — but try it in a battleship for a new thrill! That is what we ' re going to do this summer — listen to this, Ed: Cherbourg (meaning Paris); Kiel (meaning Berlin); Oslo meaning Oslo, I expect); and Edinburgh (mean London). boil, hein? Smoke Park I rather don ' t think you pale Princetonians can quite duplicate that. I ' ll write you a letter now and then about our triumphal progress, if you ' ll awake from your deep dream of peace and dash off one occasionally to me, " U. S. S. Arkansas, % Postmaster, New York City. " Our rings were given to us the other day by the Superintendent, and we ' ve been going around with the well-known list to port for several days. We really feel as if we ' d got some- place now. with that heavy gold band dangling on our ring fingers. Worth waiting three years for, unregenerate Princetonian! Vale, Bob Page 323 AS FIRST CLASSMEN X 5m7 hrrmr- Deported Half an Hour to Go - 4 t »ILw ■tmiiiM Wii, L. - Dozen the Chesapeake Affirmative at the Dip The After-effects of June Week J i : 10 June, 1930 Dear Ed: We hope to hit Cherbourg in another two days — that ' s one thing I ' m glad of. One of the other things is that this is positively my last appearance as a midshipman on board a battleship. Once this cruise is finished it ' ll be no more folding cots and bucket baths and beans more than once a day. But in the meantime I ' m having a great time, navigating, sleeping, (when possible, which isn ' t often for the nav section on board the good ship Arkansas) and looking forward to Europe. It is good to be at sea again. After two weeks of it I ' ve settled down into the old sea-going routine, and though the nav detail complains that the only wav they see the sun is through a sextant telescope, it really isn ' t so bad. Remember " Alleluia " and the Navy song that goes to that tune? The memory of it was enough to inspire some of the nav-room wits, and the resulting hymn we sing as we thumb our Nautical Almanacs: Page 326 Shoot Arcturus, shoot Capella; Shoot the stars that you can see: Then we ' ll cuss them, we ' ll discuss them — Get our fix out on the sea. Are you ready? hold it steady! ith your watch and sextant too. Mark! Mark! On the port side of the boat-deck. That ' s where I don ' t want to be! Nav! Not much of a verse. I must admit, but sung as a rousing chorus it stirs our simple hearts. Ach, this navigation! One comfort, though, Ed my lad, and that is that we ' re getting a more or less rough check on our course, which is straight for France. Ju plaisir! Bob 23 June, 1930 Mother dear: Tomorrow we go to Paris! All this week we ' ve fWAftTrtlllrn t»»_ v__ 1iWnTtK -»i-r«ili -titVmirmJ Page 327 . ' ■ ' ■ «4 ■ m y After Fifteen Days The Place Li] du Theatre U •y TEXAC( xV 111- W The Waterfront Quarantine Granted ' Looking for a Good Speakeasy iV been Cherbourging and brushing up the old francais in anticipation, and tomorrow at break of dawn we pick out a compartment on the Chemin de jer de I ' Etat and start off for historic, gay, beautiful, and all the other adjectives, Paris. In the meantime, Cherbourg and Normandy. The old Norman houses along the waterfront look like a scenic backdrop, the street car conductors are women, cafes are plentiful, and lots of people can be heard talking French in the streets, strange as it may seem. You can see old Norman peasant women with their lace headdretses and cheeks so blazingly red they look unreal, French sailors with entirely the wrong kind of hat, luxuriantly bearded middle-class Frenchmen, and policemen, postmen; and firemen who wear uniforms you feel you really ought to salute. To one whose foreignest port heretofore has been Guantanamo, Cherbourg gives that travelled feeling — in fact, labels from local hotels are already brightening the luggage of some of the boys. You can enjoy yourself thoroughly, in a quiet way, here, while marking time in anticipation of Page 328 Looking Up Vfite II ,i St . «- P I Al Moore ' s — Paris Branch X leave to visit Paris. We hired a car, six of us, yesterday, and drove out into the Norman country- side — beautifully green, with old farm buildings that look as if they were built about the time of the Conquest. Had lunch in a place called Barfleur, a little fishing village, where they fed us as we ' ve never been fed before. It seems they ' ve won the cookery prize of France for the last six years or so; I don ' t know who the judges of the contest were, but they knew their stuff! And the cider! For an after-dinner liquer they gave us a distillation of blond lightning called Calvados, one drop of which, placed on the tip of the tongue, will cause tremors to run up and down the spine. Our consul gave us a party Saturday night at the Casino. Not at all bad, in the Mousseux and Grand Cremant style, but the French girls will have to be educated up to this idea of cutting in. They ' re catching on, but slowly. The way I ' m catching on to their language, you might say. But we are learning French numbers, which seem to play a great part in French life. The usual amusing stories of struggles with a strange tongue are going Looking Down M II The Louvre Page 320 tv« n 1 M. ■mn Waiting for the Boats . Ml ' Rendezvous des fins gourmets " ' Make it two ' d. Street 4 the rounds. How Joe Arthur (from a Spanish Batt, by the way), dropped into a cafe and asked when the next bus left, referring to his phrase book. The restaurateur politely bowed him to a chair, dis- appeared for several minutes, and reappeared with two hard boiled eggs. Which reminds me — the menu of the Grand Hotel is printed partly in Eng- lish, and one of the dishes mentioned is " Ham ' a Eggs " ! Love, mother dear — I ' ll write again from Paris, Bob 25 June, 1930 Dear Ed: Here ' s Paris, and here we are — and we make a tine combination, us and Paris. I swear, Ed, I think we ' ve seen more of Paris in three days than CTPT Page 330 Skipper ' s Inspection T Off to the Races 1 most tourists see in three months. We ' ve seen so many different sides of Parisian life, for one thing. Jim had some letters of introduction to a swell French family, and they were as nice to us as if we ' d been their own sons come back home after a long absence; they gave us a top-notch dinner dance in their Paris apartment and drove us out to the races the next day. Then we ' ve seen all the usual things like the Louvre and Notre Dame and Versailles. And we ' ve eaten in famous restaurants like Foyot ' s and le Grand Vatel, and stopped at at least a thousand cafes along the terrasses, including the Cafe de la Paix. We ' ve been to the Folies, we ' ve been to the night clubs, we ' ve been to the Optra, and we ' ve liked them all. That ' s just a catalogue — I can ' t go into details now, or I ' d be writing all night. Just a parting word of advice, Ed, mon vieux: it ' s not the Parisiennes you have to watch out for over here in this town, it ' s the nice young American girls who come over with momma and poppa and park ' em some place. That ' s the type you have to be careful with, Ed — one bottle of champagne A Lane in Normandy V X Nasty Weather in the North Sea l M S ¥ U " Now if the In- ductance . . . " Page 331 Page 33? SW L W. Page 333 It ' s almost time to say good-bye to Germany — this letter will catch the last boat ashore, if I hurry. We ' ll hate to leave; the Germans have shown us four marvelous days. The first thing that met us as we steamed into Kiel Harbor was a flotilla of boats of all kinds, laden with enthusiastic citizens and brass bands. There were even foui or five four-oared racing shells with athletic looking German girls manning the sweeps and cheering with the rest of them! That evening the city officials and the naval officers gave us a beer evening which was a gigantic success. Kiel is a handsome little place, and not so little at that. It ' s so beauti- fully clean and neat that you can ' t help but like it. After several days of piloting up one side of Den- mark and down the other it was a relief to get on shore again; there were some very biting winds blowing around up on the piloting bridge on the Arkansas. and I and several hundred others left for hoi t Page 334 Berlin, Hamburg, and other points of interest the second day. I went straight to Berlin. What a city that is! A gorgeous city, an exuberant city, in its heavy Teutonic fashion. I don ' t think you ' d recognize it now, father — it ' s changed a lot since you saw it last, I imagine. For one thing, it has gone modernistic with a vengeance, and you know how these Germans are — when they go in for a thing they really go in for it. The Kabarets and such are especially affected. You should see some of them. We made the rounds the first evening; Paris has nothing like the Vaterland, which consists of about a dozen cafes under the same roof repre- senting various provinces and nationalities. I don ' t see how anyone could fail to have a good time there — there ' s fun just in the air, and the good Berlin burghers go and drink beer and Rhine wines and sing — good singing, too — you should hear them in the Rhine room. Hoch, Hoch, dreimal Hock! There were other places, too; the Femina and Kempinski ' s and the Casanova — all new and gorgeous and modernistic. The Berliners haven ' t the finesse and subtle charm of the Parisians, but ' «« ' 335 mm £ if ' ' ' »- Al Moore ' s- Oslo Branch for sheer knock-down-and-drag-out impressiveness Young Germany can ' t be beat. But the night clubs weren ' t the only places we saw in Berlin. They ' ve got a magnificent airport there that must be just about the best in the world. Another thing that fascinated me was the museum of armor and weapons and military articles — a very complete collection. Pictures of battles, famous campaigns worked out with little lead soldiers, a great mass of interesting material on the World War— you can ' t help but be stirred by it. It ' s rather an interesting commentary on the German military spirit, too. Bill and I had several marks left over after our sight-seeing, so we came back to Kiel in style, via the German equivalent of Pullman. More tricky gadgets in those wagon-lits Quite luxurious, but still, after seeing Potsdam it ' s going to take a lot to impress us. So long, dad. Write you in Oslo. Bob TW 53PT Page 136 Dear Father: Last night at midnight it was so light on deck that you could read newsprint; today I said good- morning to a king — such are the phenomena of life in Oslo. After Paris and Berlin it ' s really very soothing to steam up the deep Oslo Fjord and come to anchor near such a pleasant little capitol. I ' ve been ashore on every possible occasion, seeing the place, and I like it thoroughly. Norway seems be more like the United States and more in sympathy with us than any country we have yet visited. My first liberty 1 wandered around the town, looking it over. Had dinner with Ned Borrow up on one of the hills overlooking Oslo at an excel- lent restaurant; name of the place is Frogs — some- thing-something Mountain — you go up on an electric railway, and the view is excellent. They had a party for us one night here at a boat club out over the water; all the youth and beauty of Oslo was there, as well as several visiting Amer " ll TJTOjngW JJ Page 337 icans. These Norwegian girls all speak English, French and German, so you don ' t have to worry about the conversation. They ' re an interesting lot, just as per specification: usually tall, blonde, athletic, and good-looking without makeup. It was strange to be having a party all night prac- tically in that bright Northern twilight — I don ' t see how the natives ever get any sleep up here. 1 can ' t seem to get sleepy when it ' s so light. They must sleep all winter, though. Had the L sistrata Cup Races here in the harbor — you know, the cup given by James Gordon Bennett for the winner in the pulling race. The Arkie ' s crew won, of course. We shove off for Edinburgh today. King Haakon of Norway paid us a call this morning — he ' s quite royal looking — very straight and tall in his admiral ' s uniform. Our saluting guns made a terrific racket both for his arrival and his departure. Now let me tell you about my first royal inter- view. You see, today I was acting as Aide to the Navigation Instructor, and accordingly I wasn ' t is nOT53 pr Page 33 s • J r England ' . Sea Hero Tit. kH ' .Me. _ Tea in Lond on w at quarters with the rest of the midshipmen, but standing by in the Nav room, which 1 had spent hours on getting shined up for the king ' s visit. Frankly, it looked pretty good. Finally I heard voices in the corridor outside — it was Haakon commenting on the Arkansas ' s trophy case, which is just outside the nav room door. Then he put his head into my domain, and the Captain explained that this was the room where the midshipmen worked their navigation. I said, " Good morning, Your Majesty! " " Good morning, sir! " said King Haakon, and that ' s probably the last time I ' ll ever have a reigning monarch say " sir " to me. This has to catch the last mail, so I ' ll have to sav good-bve, sir! Bob EDINBURGH. SCOTLAND MRS. R. L. MacARTHUR, DORCHESTER, PENNSYLVANIA, U. S. A. NEED FIFTY DOLLARS AT ONCE. SORRY. LOVE, BOB . Sightseeing in Style V Londoi Bridgt g l b y , Page 31Q Edinburgh July, 1930 Yes, Scotland is quite a nice little country. To begin with Edinburgh is the most beautiful city I ' ve ever seen, and although since our arrival the weather has been a trifle rainy and foggy, that can always be remedied by recourse to the national beverage, whisky and soda. We ' ve been here eleven days now, and have had time to do quite a little. During the first few days we did the sights— old Princes ' Street, Holy- rood Palace, and above all Edinburgh Castle. We spent a whole afternoon up there investigating various cells, chapels, dungeons, chambers, etc. I ' ve also been for four days in London, which was fascinating. We visited the usual points of interest, I guess; the Tower, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul ' s and the Kit-Kat Club, and finally ended up on the train for Edinburgh with about two HM j jW Pag ' 340 A Gun Deck View of the Atlantic shillings between us, after having done a thorough paint job on the town. The morning after we checked in on board, some of us were sent ashore on an official tennis party which was a knock-out. We alternately played mixed doubles and drank tea, etc., with the Scotch girls, whom I thought were very attractive. Then a few of us were royally wined and dined by our host, who was a regular country gentleman with a bushy walrus mustache and who appeared at dinner with the gold vest and green dinner jacket of his Scotch club. I liked him immensely. Uncle Wiggly will continue his adventures in Edinburgh at a later date but just now he must lippity-lap aft to the post office to mail this letter before we sail for home. As P. G. Wodehouse says, pip-pip and cheerio, Love, Bob :mu%c l tiim t Pa°e 341 V After Seventeen Days — Norfolk Aviators Work Out g . ■i. % i f All Ashore for Virginia Beach Mark! Mark! Mark! The Iron Men w jf | P i Page 342 U. S. S. Arkansas En route Hampton Roads 9 August, 1930 Dear Ed: This deep-sea racket is pretty good and all that, but it ' s not all it ' s cracked up to be. Perhaps I ' m a little rabid on the subject today, but when we turned out at reveille this morning I discovered that my shoes and one sock were sloshing about the gun room in the six inches of water that covered the deck. Furthermore my trousers were soaked by the flood, and my last few cigarettes, which were in the pocket, were completely ruined. The cause of this major tragedy was the heavy sea, which washed up against the gun port all night, leaked in. and effectively flooded the works. The latest dope is, the Arkansas will drop anchor on time in Hampton Roads. We ' ve been having quite a time, you know: the starboard engine is completely out of commission and the port engine is about to burn out any time because we have to keep on making our ten knots. V On the target Raft The Climax of the Cruise Did you ever try to give anyone a haircut? I admit that he who gets shorn takes quite a beating, but our amateur barberings are an absolute neces- sity. No one can afford a haircut even in the ship ' s barber shop, after the dents that Europe made in our finances, and as for buying luxuries such as cigarettes — that is out of the question. I have been relying on my trusty pipe for the past few days. However we ran into the Gulf Stream yesterday, the weather is warmer and sunnier, and it won ' t be so terribly long before we set foot ashore again, praise be to Allah. In fact I ' ll be home in about three weeks. Will vou be there? Till then, so long, Bob Up One-Double-0 m 4h N; Four Yello:cs, Three Reds, Three Greens . . Z ft Our Last Sep Leave P " ge 343 18 September, 1930 Dear Bill: Nine c ays, a sleep and a butt till this grade A leave of ours dribbles into another Ac year, and then where are we? But we ' ve still got our nine days left, so it ' s just a case of eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we bone steam. Our plan for meeting in Washington a couple of days early still holds good, no? Jean is going to be visiting her aunt there all of this month, and you surely can persuade Martha to come down. The aunt ' s Cadillac is in excellent working order — that I know from experience, and our well-known foursome most certainly will be able to have a good time even in Washington in summer. ill you see our friend Lamarr or shall I ? Leave is going very nicely up here at the lake; golf, Ed Wyatt ' s horses, and the usual hot-weather hops, as well as about ten sets of tennis per diem. How are you averaging? Relieve the watch! Bob Page 343 , f .. Ill Marching to Chapel •v mtfUiliTTr 3 October, 1930 Dearest Mother: That was a wonderful leave — being home with you. I may not express it always, darling, but really you have an appreciative son, even if he ' s not much else. You ' re such a source of unfailing sympathy and understanding and tact — never was there such a mother! Here ' s something that may please you a bit — it pleased me. When I got back and drew my uniforms I found my sleeves ornamented with a very neat design of three chevrons, an eagle grasping an anchor, and a star, all in bright gold. In other words, I ' m a Company Chief Petty Officer, not a striper, but in the higher ranks of the P. O ' s. I have to receive the muster reports from each platoon at every formation, and then sign the daily absentee report for our own company. It ' s much more than I ever expected, especially after that Class A offense last year, but now that I ' ve got it, I ' m going to do my best to keep it. You see the cares and responsibilities of first class year already upon my shoulders! Stribling Walk ■ Manoeuvers 1 ry Kgg M On to Baltimore Between the Halves Pa ge 345 JK - m " i • w ff- it; I Getting Our Gloves Washed y The Ramblers However, there ' s more than responsibilities to this year, as I ' m beginning to see. For three years people have told us that the first class are kings around here, and at last I realize there ' s a grain of truth in the saying. I think we ' re in for a great eight months. Of course, I always have been an optimist, but it ' s a joy to have the corridor boy make your bed and take care of your room, to have disciples among the plebes to bring up properly in the ways of the Academy, to be the head of a table, and to have no one over you but the D. O. ' s. Love, Bob 7 January, 1931 Dear Ed: I ' m returning by parcel post your white vest, which somehow got packed in my bag after that Xew Year ' s party. Likewise your wrist watch, which I wore back to the Academy by mistake. If you happen to see that new cigarette case with my initials on it, that I got for Christ- Princeton - ' ' ' ' ' " % ' I ZM M £ The Old .Armory Game . Dawes versus Paul Whiteman ft Page 346 tiaiiiii The Chase House ,.!»«£- Doubled and Redoubled a couple of thousand questions with missing answers. Being a mighty senior ensign out in the Fleet I turn to you for the straight, red-hot dope. You see, Congress has at last decided to give our class commissions, as you know, so I ' ve knocked off worrying about civilian life and started a new set of worries about life in the Navy. f What ' s it like out there on the West Coast, ensign? Frankly, I know next to nothing. What is a good ship to put in for? Battleship, aircraft carrier, or do you think a cruiser on the East Coast would give the best start? I thought of the Colorado, but if that crumb Jimmy Bronson is on it, I ' d rather be chief engineer of a Hampton Roads tug. How are you making out ? 1 suppose the Academy seems miles away and years ago by now to you. You ' ll be a j. g. pretty soon, won ' t you? Seems to me it ' s about time you were getting married. By the way — and just as a whispered afterthought — do you think it ' s possible to marry as an ensign and get along? This is just a question — I ' m not giving myself away — yet. uoiih- Midshipmen ' s Prices .- - V - The Twentieth of December Guests at the Christmas dinner ' Page 34S g " «PT The Wages of Sin angn Dope from the Referee I lope to see you this summer. Becky was down last month — she says she doesn ' t hear from you very often. Permission to shove off, sir? Bob MacArthur 30 April, 1930 Dear Dad: What a pleasant time of the year the spring is in these parts! The lilacs are in full bloom, the tulips are coming up, and the trees and grass are green again. I seem to be waxing quite sentimental, but it just fits in with the way I feel these days — everything is going along beauti- fully. It begins to look as though maybe I might not bilge out this year after all, and as for tennis, I seem to be getting along quite well, thank you! We won our first match with William and Mary yesterday in which your modest son did fairly well. I managed to squeak through in singles against the W. and M. number five man, but my partner and I lost the third doubles match in straight sets. If I could only learn to volley better! Bait Office Watches -Uj « J t V The Suicide Club The Home-town Bumivad Page 349 A , Now the Uniform is Snows hoes Washington ' s Birthday Next week we run into the Pittsburgh team, which is a horse of an entirely different color. I ' m looking forward to the match, but I have my doubts about it, father; I have my doubts. Very best, Bob 4 May, 1930 Alice dear: That was a nice hop, last week, wasn ' t it? Hops always seem best in the late spring — it ' s the loveliest season we have at Annapolis. To me its delicate young beauty is the ideal setting for — for you, darling. Could Boticelli ' s Primavra be grouped around the Tripolitan Monument, or his Venus rise from the Severn? It wouldn ' t be improbable on such a day as last Saturday. My lord! I must be in love to write such stuff as that last paragraph! But I ' m getting such streaks lately. I had a spell of serious retrospective thinking today — marching to class, of all times! For no reason at all I " Limited quarantine estrictions are hereby placed . . " . i ' i r Hundredth Night The Officer of the Watch Page 35° I. - - I.I V5 1 began to consider the almost four years I ' ve spent here — and the way I ' ve spent them. The Academy has done a lot of things to me, Alice. Little by little, and sometimes much by much, it has changed practically everything about me — you ' ve known me a long time, dea r, and you can tell. I hope that it has been for the better, this change — critically, and ob- jectively, I really believe it has. Annapolis doesn ' t turn out a type, as some institutions do — but it magnifies some characteristics and tones down others. It ' s the priming coat for the final finish that years of wardroom life will give. To be a genuinely fine naval officer — that to me is an ideal. You ' re the first person I ' ve ever confided in like this — these are very private and personal thoughts and I hope you ' ll understand what I mean. I ' ve seen enough of the Navy now to know that I love it. Not all of my classmates would admit such a thing, but I think most of them do too. Underneath the worries of watch-standing, the annoyance of red-tape and officialdom in its less complimentary sense, the hours of " standing-by m The Chapel 3 3 ►- Skippers Inspection V kJTW in: __ Formation! I A ' t k» w T . £ Indoor Practice Page 351 - H ' » l ' From Where Y m to stand by " there is a very real and splendid spirit in the Navy. It ' s a pity that some people are too blind to see it. It isn ' t just the cheering at an Army-Navy game, or singing " The Navy Blue and Gold, " or wearing the class ring — it ' s something deeper and less obvious. The strong feeling of fraternity that binds us together can ' t be very well put into words, but it ' s there just the same, and it ' s a thing to rejoice in and be proud of. But enough of such generalities. There is seamanship to be boned, and if I don ' t learn my rules of the road better I won ' t be staying in this here navy that I ' ve just been praising so. Write soon, won ' t you, my dear? Affectionately, Bob 20 May, 193 1 Mother dear: After four years of strenuous toil, this soon-to-be- completed ensign will be launched in the midst of his own In the Spring a Young Man ' s Fancy . . X N ' I A The Republic V x. The Admiral goes to Crew Practice " 1 4 1 r " ! .m, ittbtdal Isc;-:. n ' t ben It, .1 ,: Bob Miv.ijjiI soon-to-le- 1 of his on I vigorous cheering, and anyone wishing to crack a bottle of champagne over his head will be encouraged to do so. Just about three weeks more! The well-known pre- graduation haze is settling thickly about the members of the class of ' 31, and I am by no means unafflicted. I wish they ' d hurry and get this graduation business over, and yet it will be a wrench to leave Annapolis, where habit has rooted me more deeply than I care to admit. The house you ' re renting this year looks fine; I looked it over carefully last Sunday. It ' s rather far out — down on Franklin St., but now that you ' ve finally decided to drive out, that ' s a detail. By the by, don ' t change your mind and come on the train after all, because we ' re going to need that car. Take care of Alice! Love, Bob Iruwng about in Chesapeake Bay Wi llllllllllllll Graduation Outfits 7 ? V W 91 ?■ - Spring Fever - r t • ' ■ i ' : -V NO MORE RIVERS! Pase 3 S3 r- — — JOHN PAUL JONES and Dorothea Dandridge — the inspiration of every great man. Romance shares equally with the love of battle in the hearts of seamen; to be conquered as well as to conquer. Multitudes of colored Japanese lanterns in the Park, moonlight straying to the sea-wall, soft breezes in the trees, com- pose a picture of June Week. Somewhere in the dim future one might see a naval officer on the bridge of a plunging destroyer. There is no noise save the low throbbing of the engines. At intervals the moon emerges from behind the clouds and casts weird shadows over its silver glow on the waves. It is a picture to meditate on — a time for memories. Fore- most in his thoughts are those of June Week Page 556 Pag ' 357 Page 358 Pate 359 Page 360 1 Page 361 long past, but never forgotten. More than any system of minutes and seconds, it is the cycle of hopes and mem- ories that measures time. June Week was gay, even though it brought parting of friends — but such make the memories sweeter. True happiness is one tinctured with the faintest, vaguest hint of tears which consign this happiness to that vale of silhouettes, the black and silver patterns of memory. m WHENEVER the going was roughest and the winds most adverse, Jones always did everything to ease the hardships of his men. There are many kinds of loyalty, many ways of expressing devotion. There are times when the exigencies of military routine make it seem to pass unappreciated. Loyalty up and loyalty down make it possible for us to carry on. We respectfully dedicate this section of the book to that charming couple who were, until re- cently, so close to the Regiment, and who will always remain endeared in the heart of every Midshipman — Admiral and Mrs. Samuel S. Robison 1 f it 6 ■ 1 " . J — JIL m H JP c f W k It seemed endless while it lasted, but enough experiences were packed into our Academy career to fill up an ordinary lifetime. Looking back on it, we wonder how we could have done all that we did in such a short space of time. It has been a rigorous and busy life, but a happy one, and we leave with a mingled feeling of happiness and regret. O. E. Hagbekg Secretary Page 365 " The King is dead. Long live the King! " In all the pomp and ceremony of June Week another class has gone from these sheltered Halls on the Severn, leaving to the keeping of those behind them the ancient honor and traditions of the Regiment. Three long years of subordination, and of constant indoctrination in the cus- toms and needs of the Service, have gone into the preparation for L. A. Bryan President J. B. Davis Vice-President Nineteen Thirty-two ' «?: ' , 4Z ; i " 1 " T 1 " ' J t " -? 1 r 7 I. J-2 ■4 YV ■ : f« i I i i .• The Class of At the halfway mark of our careers as midshipmen, we look back with a feeling of satisfaction upon what has gone, and with anticipation and confidence upon what is to come. Plebe Year has ceased to be a nightmare, and Youngster Year is now a memory. We eagerly await Second Class Year and the opportunity to demon- strate that we embody the qualities that the Service demands. .1. B. Denny President Page J( S R. W. Thompson Vice-President I : - ■ r e. » r| i - ' I % I m$ ♦! In our year as upper classmen, we have contributed our share to the maintenance of Academy ideals, traditions, and prestige. We have answered the calls that have come to us, showing that the Class of Nineteen Thirty Three has not been found wanting and will not be found wanting when we answer the call of duty as officers of the United States Navy. P. F. Bedell Secretary Page 369 The Class of Singly, in pairs, or in small groups, we passed through the gates. All parts of the nation and many walks of life were represented in our number. We were strangers to each other and to the life upon which we were to embark. Only one thing we held in common — the desire to follow the sea and to devote our lives to maintaining the nation ' s " first line of defense. " Plebe Summer gave us an insight into our new lives. It also provided the foundation for many a friendship that will endure, and brought us all into the beginnings of a comrade- ship that we will cherish while we live. ■ -V ' " We have proved our mettle in the demands that Plebe Year placed upon us. We have followed in the traces of all those who have gone before us. We have learned the meaning of the word " discipline " . We have taken the first step toward becoming leaders of men. A summer cruise, our first practical experience with the briny deep and the grim monsters that battle for supremacy upon it, awaits us next. Then our Youngster stripe, with the comparative freedom that it confers upon us, will mark the second rung of the many that lie before us. TACT IN THE courtrooms of France, Franklin and Jones were always welcome with their gracious manner and varied knowledge ' ' Variety is the spice of life; " so it is that all of us have our hobbies. But it is not always relaxation either, to those who put in extra-curricular work. It means that for the sake of a sound body all things worth- while are worth work. u . J. S. Anderson Director Does the Regiment like its music? Decidedly yes! It is only necessary to mention the victrolas playing at all hours between reveille and taps, the radios functioning between taps and reveille, and the " shower tenors " yodeling at odd hours here and there throughout the day, to prove that statement. It is small wonder, that being the case, that some half-dozen musical organizations have taken root in the fertile soil. The Mandolin Club, for instance. When the stringed-instrument wizards of the Regiment get together, they pick out some mean tunes. The silver-mounted banjos that some of them own make the rest of us wonder, with envy, why we never learned to ply a pick, and the music they play is full worthy of the best there is in mandolins. Then there ' s the Glee Club, whose claim to fame is that they need no fancy instruments — they make use of the only natural instrument there is, and the oldest one that is known to man. Every man likes to hear his own voice, and there is a whole lot of fun in hearing one ' s own voice blend into harmonious chords with the rest of the gang. Either one alone might exert a deadly influence on the unwary listener; together their power ft ft f t i t t f t I t t I f t f 1 t f f -rf ;; ' « • " if ' i ' nk %j T Top Row— Ingersoll, Slayton, McKeithen, Isely, Crowell, Tinker, Newton, Kirkpatrick, Martin, Artz, Harris, Derickson, McLean, Butterworth. Second Row— Lee, Bowser, Benedict, Colley, Hurst, Brindupke, Blaisdell, Adams, Everett, Vrooman, Bowen, Knock, Tharin. Bottom Row — Graham, Hughes, Wulff, Cook, Daniels, Dorsett, Merkle, Brown, Betts, McKay. J. O. F. DoRSETT J. A. Mathews is multiplied; and when they combine, as they do once a year, with the Orchestra and N. A. Ten for the Combined Musical Clubs ' show, an evening of good music awaits him who would attend. The Spring Revue of 193 1 was a departure from the shows of the preceding few years. Rather than tend toward an extravaganza, it was decided to pack as much good music as possible into one evening. The decision was popular, because for the first time in many moons the demand for Musical Clubs ' tickets far exceeded the supply. Each Club performed its own specialty. The Orchestra, of course, opened the evening ' s entertainment, and after hearing them, the audience settled back to enjoy themselves. The Glee Club and Mandolin Club then took the spotlight in turn, vying for honors. Their public clamored for more of each, and there ' s no telling which was best received. The N. A. Ten finished the pro- gram with a few snappy selections, which made us wonder if we weren ' t listening to one of the nationally known orchestras in vaudeville. If the Ten had done nothing else all year, they would have marked themselves as syncopation artists of the first water by their part in the Musical Clubs presentation alone. Top Row — Head, Richabds, Lewis. Sosnoski, Reiter. Selbv. Shumway. Bottom Rou — Nicholas, Steere, Mathews, Anderson, Thomas. Individual performances were equally good. Johnson, the Master of Ceremonies, in his tails and opera hat, kept the situation well in hand at all times, except when his equilibrium was disturbed by Graham, hiding under a wig of long yellow curls. Solos were rendered by Hughes, Evans, and Guilbert, the latter also being a member of a trio comprising Bowser and Vrooman. The only non-musical performance of the evening was presented by Prescott, Sieglaff, and Brooks, and their clown act was excellent. Shumway tapped out a few tunes on a xylophone, just to prove that Midshipmen can be as proficient on that instrument as All the selections, whether vocal or instrumental, quasi- classical or jazz, solos or orchestrations, were carefully selected and blended into a continuity that was remarkable, considering the variety of the program. Jay Anderson ' s idea of what a Musical Clubs ' Show should be like was well demonstrated in the Spring Revue. ■yd My The Naval Our own jazz band — the seagoing syncopaters! They play the best music there is, and, under Kirk ' s direction, do they burn! They take the latest in late music, fresh from the press, and by the time the possessors of victrolas are aware that a new piece is on the market, the Ten has it under submission and ready to lead out. Oft have we lamented the fact that they do not play at the hops; but perhaps it is as well that they don ' t, for they would be sure to break down the traditional dignity and formality of these affairs. However, the maritime musicians did give us the next best thing, every Friday night. Indeed we are fain to quote: " Few are the men with souls so dead that ever to their friends have said, ' It ' s Friday night; I ' m going to bed ' . " " The N. A. Ten has permission to leave the mess hall at will, " and the Ten lends its hand to put everyone in that delicious " don ' t care — it ' s a week-end " state of mind. Lt.-Comdr. T. S. King That ' s the bright side of it, but every silver lining has its dark cloud. Though they ' re the best we ' ve heard in years, our marine melodists make no claim to genius, and the secret of their success is the old formula: hard work. Study hours and recreation hours were diverted to practise, and, as though that were not enough, they have been known to sacrifice precious hours of liberty in the constant search for improvement. These nautical nonpareils are brutes for punishment. They practise all the time, even going so far as to take their flutes and piccolos with them on the cruise. There, perhaps, they are most appreciated in their after-dinner concerts, for it ' s a great feeling to come up from below, full of beans and a sugar cookie, and hear those sweet strains: " If I could be with you . J IIH 1 Page 379 Three months practise, three hours a week, for two shows of four performances each. Worth it? Well, when fifty-six men are willing to forego study and sleep to attend practise from nine until ten o ' clock, there must be some attraction. Ordinarily, the Orchestra plays only for the Musical Clubs ' show, but this year, they played for the Masqueraders as well, and established a precedent with a musicale of their own, late in April. For each show they presented a series of worthwhile selections, and presented them in a worthwhile manner. Much of the credit for the Orchestra ' s success goes to Brace, who is an indefatigable worker, and who in addition literally has music " at his finger-tips. " The Orchestra, of course, entertains the Regiment, but there is a great deal more, in being an Orchestra member, than merely performing for others ' pleasure. The joy of working together, each contributing a small and, in itself, comparatively insignificant part, to form a complete, harmonious, and satisfying composition, is a treat known only to those who actually take part in the production. The members of the Orchestra get their rewards from the work itself. And that, after all, is the only result worth striving for. ;f, . f it: f if $ t |, «e ■»• Top Ron — Murphy, Yost, Wagstaff, Lewis, Iselv, Foehster, Lambert, Knapp, Hembuhy, Ingram. Second Hon — Craven, Lee, Sargent, Horner, Gorman, Lee, Lietwiler, Leverett, Howard, Cook. Bottom Ho„ — Beer Adams, Counihan, Steere, Brace, Railsback, Knock, McCormick, Schwartz. Abst. Professor Crosley A hymn is simply a more beautiful form of prayer, and some of the best music in the world is religious music. The Choir brings some of it before us every Sunday morning, doing for us what we are not equipped to do for ourselves. It is ours to pray; theirs to lend their talents to the rendi- tion of prayers put to music. Practise, in the form of weekly rehearsals, is of course necessary to continued remembrance of familiar hymns as well as the mastery of new ones. The members of the Choir, together with Professor Crosley, work earnestly to bring the chapel music as close to perfection as possible. At Christmas time the Choir also fills a role that cannot soon be forgotten after we are out in the Fleet, for the Christmas Carols, participated in by the Regiment, is one of the memorable events of the year. Voices, clear and strong, answering our own untrained but willing attempts, create an atmosphere almost of mysticism. The Christmas Carols are made beautiful and enchanting by the efforts of the Choir. The climax of the year ' s work for these men came at Eastertime, when they rendered the intricate, difficult Cantata of Maunder, " Olivet to Calvary " . The quality of the presentation is itself ample compensation for the long hours of practise. " Vitai Lampada! " Top Rou — Wiogen, Tinker. Davis, Roessler, Osler. Mvhre, Hahpeh, Merkle. Brown, Cook. Second Ron- — Newton. Collins, McKeithen. Erwin, Davis, Stevens, Brown, Martin, Hay. Thinl Rmt — Brindupke, Curtze, Neet, Bow ling, Davis, Eslick, Boeman, Ingersoll. Chase, Shellabarger. Fourth Raw — Thobm, Benelict, Peacock, Scherer, Photenhaueh, Parks, McLean, Putnam, Blai hford. Fifth Rou — Rice, Schmidt, Greene, Zimmerman, Black, Hagemeister, Slayton, Kramer, Christie, Artz, Eberle, Derickson, Collev. Sixth Row — Weintracb, Isely, Kirby, Rakow, Close, Bowser, Wilson, Williamson, Bronson, Wallace, Bogahdus. Bottom Rou — Cook. Steere, Sampson, Holcomb, Huntley, Hughes, Roeder, Wilson, Crosley — Choirmaster. Front, Center — Wulff, Betts. Page 38 1 2Z Xj , 7% E. H. GUILBERT resident Professor Pease Before discussing this year ' s dramatic society in detail, a historical note or two may not be amiss. Somewhere in the eighties, or thereabouts, a few of the more ambitious of the student body got together and organized a minstrel show. It had fair success; enough so that the experiment was repeated next year and for a few years thereafter. The practise died out after a time, because minstrels involve too much work and expense with too little return, and the followers of the Muses had to direct their energies elsewhere in the absence of opportunity to demonstrate histrionic ability. Another thing that springs eternal in the human breast, however, is a desire to act. That applies to Midshipmen as well as to anyone else, and eventually, about 1907, the Masqueraders was organized. In every respect, it excelled the bygone minstrels, and in proof of that, we offer its duration until the present time, and its ever-increasing popularity as time goes on. The Mas- queraders are an integral part of Academy routine, and the year is incomplete without the Mas- queraders ' Spring performance. Probably more time and effort is spent on this than on any other activity. From October until March, every afternoon is taken up in rehearsal for the four performances given in the Spring. O. F, DORSETT Director Considered as a whole, that amounts to nothing short of work, but the well-known lure of grease- paint, the glare of the footlights, and that " back-stage atmosphere, " exert a call that these men cannot resist. The final product, the result of all this work, is a finished performance. Every Masquerader is proud of the reputation his predecessors have built up, and under capable coaching, a quality near to perfection is achieved. Professor Pease, who unselfishly gives his time, so much more valu- able than ours, to supervising the rehearsals, has coached eighteen successful Masqueraders produc- tions in as many years, and to him is due the gratitude of the Masqueraders and of the Regiment. At the fall of the curtain on the last performance each year, work on next year ' s production is started immediately. The President and Director begin the difficult task of choosing a play. Re- quirements are so many, and so hard to meet, that as a rule October has arrived before the selection is made. . This year the production was " The Donovan Affair, " a three act mystery. Someone is killed before the play even starts, and another victim falls to the assassin ' s knife during the first act. By the time the last act is over, everyone on the stage, with the exception of the police and the murdered man, is suspected of having done the dastardly deed. Having selected a play, and having a large number of aspirants, it remains to choose a cast and buckle down to work. _ Female parts are always a problem, but even in this institution of great big red-blooded brutes we found a couple of men who, properly costumed, might have fooled us had it not been for their voices. Rozea, in the role of the fair heroine, was especially notable, both in appearance and dramatic ability. Cotten, as the maid Mary, Longshore, as the heroine ' s hard-hearted stepmother, and Donaldson, as the nervous neighbor, played their parts perfectly. No police matron ever looked more like a police matron than Hughes did, and Sapp must have spent a considerable amount of time rehearsing his simulation of a bride of a few weeks. As for the male parts, it is difficult to say which was best portrayed. Blaisdell certainly gave a good humorous impersonation of a plainclothesman, but then Long, as butler, was no less excellent in his villainous activities. Lillis was so dignified and so outraged as to be hardly recognizable Putnam, if he benefits from his first appearance as a Masquerader, has a solid foundation upon which to become a man of great learning. McGoldrick, in handcuffs under suspicion, and Tiedemann, his lawyer friend, gave admirable performances. So did Frey, even though, being the victim of the murder, he lasted only one act. Kilmartin, as Donaldson ' s " husband, " performed nobly, and had the finger of suspicion pointed his way long after he was carried, wounded, from the stage. Crowley, the police inspector, hazed them all indiscriminately and very efficiently, ably assisted when necessarv by Sturr, another " cop " . At each performance, the auditorium was well filled, and both players and spectators were highly gratified. The players were pleased because the audience showed no hesitation in expressing its approval, and the spectators, unless they knew the plot, were never in any position to solve it except by pure guess work. The play was an excellent selection, not only because of the interest of the plot, but also be- cause no role in it was really insignificant. Some were more important than others, that was all. The burden of the acting was not borne by one or two of the leading parts, but was well distributed throughout the entire cast. And the credit for a polished performance goes with the burden, to the entire cast. ■ sMaay ECIH W. R. Lefavour Stage Manager The men behind the scenes; the men who erase Nome, and, while the actors are changing costumes, insert Timbuctoo in its place. Without them, the Masqueraders would find themselves in sore straits, unless they decided to adopt the Shakespearian method of letting the audience imagine the setting. . . Scene-shifters extraordinary, they might be called. They are scene-shifters, by definition; and any time you can get anyone to do the work that these boys do, voluntarily, and knowing how little appreciation comes of it, you have certainly found an extraordinary person. Their work is not confined to the Masqueraders, though that is the big job of the year; nor to moving cumbersome parts of the background from here to there; nor do they have any particular season. All year, from October until May, they are ready to construct and set up various necessary articles for any show that comes along. The Hop Committee and the Ring Dance Committee have more than once been thankful for their existence, too. We didn ' t say that the Stage Gang gets no reward for their labor, did we? They thoroughly enjoy themselves in their work, which is return enough; but in addition, two years membership is recognized with the award of a masked " N " . J. B. Si u Stat e Electrician We ' re all more or less familiar with Xew York ' s White Way, and some of us have seen Coney Island ' s electrical spectacle. Without wishing to boast overmuch, we want to state that we think some of the members of our own Juice Gang might be able to duplicate some of those intricacies. The Juice Gang has that mysterious ability to make lights jump hither and yon, to and fro; and that ' s just about as easy to do as most of us think, which is not at all. It isn ' t just a case of connect- ing wires here and there; if you want to make one of those animated signs, you have first to make a wiring diagram that looks as much as possible like the famous Labyrinth of Crete. Having done that so that not even you can figure it out, it ' s a simple matter to follow it in making the connections. It ' s lots of fun at times, though, and everybody has a good time. Especially when somebody brings a couple of live leads together or when someone falls off the clock tower while putting up the Masquerader ' s sign. Let us not forget one other little item. The sign over Memorial Hall, showing the " number of davs " , is also the work of the Juice Gang. fit » f f Top Row — McCahley, Winters, Taylor, Starr, Gaston, Kinert, Knoertzer, Schi-lz, Edwards. Second Row — Hat, Walpole, Madden, Prof. Howard, Swain, Taxis, Spangler. Bottom li " i — Bitterworth, Peddy, Mann, Chambers. Page 391 The pride and joy of the Radio Club is Station W3ADO, which the future radio engineers of the Navy have constructed and installed in Bancroft Hall. The station is more than a play- thing; it is an efficient working unit operating under the same type of action bill that is used in the Service. Experiments, carried on with the aid and cooperation of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics, had the twofold object of instructing the members and increasing the station ' s efficiency. The Radio Club combines recreation with a professional subject, and the members have found that the time spent is rewarded with higher standing in more than one academic depart- ment. Business and Property Groups The presentation of a play includes administration of business matters, and that ' s where the Business Gang dashes in, taking charge of everything that smacks of finance in any way. It seems as though it might be easy to make both ends meet, but we ' ve seen the Business Manager tearing his hair more than once, so we guess it seems easier than it actually is. The Property Gang takes care of those innumerable details of costuming that face any performing company. If our " ladies " are well dressed, if our Musical Clubs ' performers look pretty natty, and if false hair looks real atop some Midshipman ' s made- up countenance, the Property Gang has performed its work well. M S. Holmes Busint ss Manager ■ H sy Li ii L T. W. Rogers Editor Lt. B. S. Anderson Originally published by the N. A. C. A., the Reef Points has assumed an im portance to justify its separate existence. Its purpose is to chart the rocks and shoals of Plebe Year, and to help the Plebes get an occasional fix, from which they can again set out by dead reckoning. It contains the fundamentals of a Naval education which cannot be met in the recitation rooms; it has collected the topics of interest and importance that the Academic departments have left out of their schedules. In addition it presents to the new class a cross-section of Academy life, and it gives the Plebes — and upperclassmen, too, upon occasion — a glimpse of some of the cogs that make the Academy and the Service tick. In short, this little handbook is as indispensable to the Regiment as the Reg Book, but it causes much less uneasiness than does its bigger relative, since the information it contains is specifically designed to be helpful. The Reef Points has become standardized to the point where we do not expect innovations. The 1930-193 1 publication continued the slow march of progress, however, and the Staff maintained the reputation that had been established by their predecessors over a long term of years. Top Row — Goodman, Murphy, Cummings, O ' Brien, Biglow, Burrowes, Isely. Bottom Row — Gaasterland, Tyra, Rogers, Schultz, Anderson. L. T. Miles President Trident Literature of a more serious nature comes under the wing of the Trident Society, whose object is the development of new Naval literature at the Academy and in the Fleet, and the preservation of existent Naval literature. Publication of the Trident Magazine, with which some of us are familiar, was suspended because of lack of well-deserved support on the part of the Regiment, but the Society has turned its efforts into other channels. Ditties, chanteys, and other songs of the sea, for example. Strictly speaking, they are not " literature " , but they preserve the romance of the days of sailing-ships as perhaps no other method can. The Trident Society has collected a number of these nautical compositions, and has published them in two books, " The Book of Navy Songs " , and " Anchor ' s Aweigh " . These two publications alone justify the statement that the Society has done excellent work, and it is to be hoped that the members will continue to extend the work in which every Navy man should take pride. The Log i M i. tft C G. K. MacKenzie Editor What would the Academy do without the Log? Back in the Dark Ages it is to be supposed that there was no Log, and, in fact, it is only within a comparatively recent period that the Academy weekly was established on a sound basis. This fact is hard to realize, considering that it was one bright spot in the week that we could count on, but the Log had to prove its worth before it was accepted by the critical Regiment. To many who are not accustomed to Academy ideas, traditions, and language, the Log may be incomprehensible. To the Regiment and to the Service, however, the humor of the week, the professional notes, the athletic resumes, and other points of interest make the publication almost a necessity. Progress was not halted after the Log found itself an institution, but the goal has always been just a little farther ahead. Both Board and Staff, pictured on these pages, have been constantly seeking to introduce new ideas or to improve old ones. ■ y wy Lt.-Comdr. G. J. McMillin A. R. Brunellt Business Manager But don ' t suppose that these fellows spend hours on end placidly thinking up something new to introduce. The Log is a weekly, as you know, and the attempt to obtain material, the selection and rejection of material offered, the arrangement of pages, the drive to obtain advertise- ments, and a hundred other details, occupy more spare time than most of us have. Good training, perhaps, but also a lot of work. All due credit and appreciation to the men who made it possible to say, with gusto, " Friday night and another week shot — ! " And when we get to and beyond the stage of " one-half inch stripe of Navy gold lace " — when we ' re somewhere on one of the Seven Seas — the Log will be our chief source of information con- cerning the people and things we have left behind. May the Log. in other hands perhaps more capable than ours, continue to be the pride and joy of the Service! f rs f? » : : f : - ?;! : . ft-- ' ■ ■Tf T ' - f - ■ " • , i piM Ton Row — Fell, Elliott. Foote, McMastbb, Macpherson, Robertson, Poor. Herbert. Graham, Hay, Bailey Second Row— Adams, Hollister. Tucker, Burrowes, Mallort, Miller, Ford, DeWitt, Quilter, Phillips, Dimietrejivic, Foley, Franklin, Raring, Howe Third Row— N ' orvell, Straob, Schultz, Janz, Greathocse, Brdnelli, Mackenzie, an Mater, Ferrill, Alston. right, Dangler, Winters. _ „ „ „ . . „, .-, Bottom Ron — Becton, Flenniken, Seager, Fiala, Archer, Keyes, Kaufman, Simpson, Baker, Murphy, White, Kllis. H. D. Moulton Editor-in-Chief Professor McCormick Top Row Graham, Williams, Mackenzie, Hollister. Bottom Row — White, Rorertson. H. P. Weather-wax Associate Editor Hain Photographic Miles Continuity --s% c Flynn Activities What shall we say of ourselves? Modesty, coupled with the fact that we are not contortion- ists, prevents any great amount of back-slapping from within the ranks, and if all our readers wanted to pat us on the back, we probably couldn ' t stand up under the strain. So we merely submit the 193 1 Lucky Bag for your approval and hope that you like it. The election of an Editor and a Business Man- ager, in the days when we were wearing our first diag, meant to the class the attainment of something concrete. We had a Lucky Bag Staff! But the creation of a staff, with a whole class to start from, is a matter very different from the creation of a Lucky Bag, with a staff to start from. In the course of time, however, we chose our theme, let a few contracts, and did a lot of thinking. Second Class Summer, Second Class Year, and First Class Cruise saw the foundation laid. The Business Staff built up its plan of action, the Editorial Staff stood by for a brain-throb, and the Photographic Edi- ScHTJi rz Athletics Tup Row — Parker. Moore. Norvell. Bottom Row— Peckham, Weir, Railsback. Page 402 Rogers ( ' irculation WuLFF Photographic Manager B. F. McMahon A ' lrt Hising Manager tor started his collection of some few thousand pictures. Even with a solid foundation, the rest of the job was none too easy. The Business Staff found itself handling a fifty thousand dollar proposition, with all kinds of business concerns willing to get a finger in the pie. Advertisers had to be convinced that the circulation would be good. Subscribers had to be convinced that the book was worth the price. Commercial artists offered competition to the art department. The scribes had ideas, but it remained to put them on paper. A pretty hope- ess outlook, as we look back on it, with no second chance to make good in case of failure. Fools are supposed to rush into peculiar places, though, and we had all the confidence in the world. As we tackled the work piece by piece, the book gradually took a more and more distinct form. As each department finished its work, those con- cerned heaved lusty sighs of relief. Seeing our creation in book form finally convinced us that we had done our best. We trust that we have done well. Advertising Farquharson Circulation H F CULLINAN Chairman The Academy, its aims, its customs, and its traditions are all products of time. Naval officers did not always wear rings symbolizing their profession. The custom sprang up about twenty years after the founding of the Naval Academy, and it has been observed by every class but one since that time. The Class Ring has become, in the course of years, so much an Academy tradition that it is prized equally with diploma and commission. Accordingly, in keeping with this tradition, we elected a committee in the early part of Young- ster year, and entrusted to that committee the design of a ring that would mark us as Naval Academy graduates. The ring they have given us is a thing of beauty, whose symbols, fairly smacking of the salt sea, recount the history of the wearer. The ceremony in Smoke Park, at the end of Second Class Year, when the Superintendent slipped a ring on the finger of the Class President, was an eagerly awaited milestone. All hands forthwith developed a heavy list to port, but lost it in time to go on leave with an even keel. The feeling of pride with which we displayed our Class Ring is one we will never lose; the ring is something of which we shall always be proud. Top Row — Stauffer, Gray, Freeman, Morris, Weatherwax. Bottom Ron — Betts, Gannon, Cullinan, Sharp, Hollister. R. F. CULLINAN Chairman At one time, the several classes in the Academy prided themselves upon their Class Colors. The purpose of these colors we can only conjecture, but certainly they served as distinguishing emblems only at the Academy. They were eventually supplanted by a more lasting standard in the form of a crest, to serve, as well after graduation as before, as an emblem of the spirit of fraternitv that each class builds up. • , , The ' brain-child of the Crest Committee adorns the Class Ring, side by side with the Academy seal. It depicts the Saratoga, most modern vessel of war afloat, with a modern anchor, as a symbol of progress. Lest we forget the days of " wooden ships and iron men " , the wheel in which the Saratoga is set is one of the Age of Sails. Crossed swords represent the profession of arms, and the eagle surmounting all denotes our loyalty to this our country. The ring is by no means t he only resting-place of the crest, nor is its display confined entirely to the Class of 193 I. We sincerely hope that all its wearers will ever be as proud of it as we are, and that the spirit of fellowship that has grown with the class may in time include all who wear the Class Crest. 7 .; Ron — Stauffer, Fiala, Brooks, Hammond. Bottom Row — Hollister, Cullinan, Hain. Page 407 ■ sfeflaay J. M. Wood Chairman After you have explained the meaning of the stripes, the buzzards with their accessories that made you worry the first month of Plebe Year, and the diags, her next question is, " And why are those men wearing belts? " You thereupon proceed to make clear the difference between a " belt " and a " sword belt " , and then you tell her all about the Hop Committee. The duties of the wearer of the belt are many and varied. A hop may be merely a hop to most of us, but to these men it holds responsibility as well as pleasure. Meetings throughout the year for the interchange of ideas is only part of their labor. They listen to the suggestions of the Regi- ment for bigger and better hops, pacify those who have faults to find, and memorize the hop schedule for those who are not inclined to do it for themselves. On the scene of action, they have always a watchful eye to see that everything runs smoothly and in accordance with Academy tradition. Sounds easy, but it covers a wide field. Membership in the Hop Committee is rightfully one of the most eagerly sought positions in the Naval Academy. i» • . ■ V Ti i Ron — Simpson, Cullinan, Morton, Mallorv, Tinker, Koenig, South, Brown. Second Rotl — Betts, Loughlin, Maulsby, Holtzworth, Shelton, Kerr, Curtze, Brooks. Buttum Raw — Crommelin, Chew, Fabian, Wood, Williams, Hammond, Kirkpatrick. Page 408 R. J. Fabian Chairman June Week calls for hops and more hops; almost any occasion will serve as an excuse for one. The Second Class is extremely fortunate in this circumstance, since in the new possession of Class Rings they have an occasion for celebration, and need only the opportunity to stage a hop. Hence the Ring Dance, which is easily the foremost function of all June Week to the class that will in a few days " take charge " . Rings and more rings are the motif of the affair: rings bulging in full dress jackets, rings, several times oversize, adorning the walls of Luce Hall, and the mammoth ring in the middle of the floor. Even the meeting places after dances, instead of being the conventional flags, are replicas of the stones that are set in rings! The purpose of the Ring Dance was served as we filed through the gigantic center ring and had the " one and only " start our class insignia on a lifetime of service. And he must surely be without emotion who, feeling that gold circle slip over his finger, did not experience a thrill that might have been made up of many elements. The work of the Ring Dance Committee, begun many months before, had its culmination in the brightest spot of June Week. ■ yvMay stian = Chaplain Lash T. A. Torgerson President The entire Regiment composes the membership of the Naval Academy Christian Association, which thus has a firmly intrenched place in our lives. Prominent among its contributions are the Sunday evening programs held in Memorial Hall, when the regiment is addressed by most interesting speakers. . . . , Of special note have been the instructive discussions of professional nature disclosing the ordinary and unusual experiences that await the Naval Officer aboard any type of nayal vessel, whether it be the submarine treading its way through enemy mines far below the water ' s surface, the destroyer launching a surprise attack, or the aircraft, the eye and the long range gun of the fleet. . . „, Equally interesting and profitable have been the visits of outside speakers. Ihese men, representative of the highest in intellect and character, have by their words_ helped to inspire us and to keep us in step with the thinking and culture of the world from which we seem to have separated. . __ .. , . The numerous papers and magazines which find good employment in Smoke Hall and the hospital are but further evidences of the work of the N. A. C. A. which contribute toward the fulfilment of its aim to keep high the morale of the regiment. Top It,, i, — Church. Tinker. Khelton, Bryan, Davis, Shellabarger. Bottom Rou — Hagberg. Fabian, Torgerson, Gannon, Castree. Page 410 R. C. Needham Sunday morning. The Regiment is halted outside the Chapel, which seems scarcely large enough to contain it. " Where, " vou might ask, " is there room enough for all those other people who are waiting for the Regiment ' to enter? " That question the Ushers are in an excellent position to answer. The Ushers are those tactful helpers at Chapel whose duties are to see that officers and in- structors and their families are conducted to their proper pews, to see that everyone attending Chapel is seated, and to explain to inquiring femmes, with flowery diplomacy, just why they can t sit with Midshipman Gish. A question would elicit the reply that they know the exact pew that each person occupies. In step with the strains of the organ music, they march proudly down the aisle, seating the congregation. What is, at times, an apparently hopeless task is completed in a remarkably short space of time. " Keep your heads up! Your eyes to the front! And get those belts and belt straps centered! is a stock command issued to the Ushers every Sunday morning by their chief. Tn P Hun- — Weiler, Wright. Jung, Gibson, Ravsbrook. Jfclhn ftnu — Powell, Wood, Daniels, Lucas, Hawk, Taxis. Front, Center — Needham. Page 411 The ■„. ■ R. F. CuLLINAH Chairman We are proud of our Christmas Card. " The Regiment of Midshipmen sends you the season ' s greetings. " The expression of that sentiment is possible only because of the degree of consolidation of the men who compose the Regiment. It is a special sort of greeting, which requires a special sort of card. To the Christmas Card Committee falls the duty, or honor, of deciding upon the card. Two requisites become apparent: it must be appropriate to the season and it must carry with it some- thing of the Academy or of the Navy Not easy to incorporate in one card, these two! However, by a process of suggestion, comparison, criticism, rejection, exasperation, and, finally, selection, that part of the work was done. It remained, then, to sell, collect for, and pay for them, and more pleasant ways of spending time have been known to exist, particularly around Christmas time. That the Committee was successful in the first part of its task is evidenced by the fact that they were also successful in the last. When the card was posted for the opinion of the Regiment, it was welcomed on all sides as one of the best ever designed. ' ■ . ■« A J ' ztk m JWjp - : Sr ) JTw m ¥ i% k? -- - r ' 1 i 3 Jfi •£ " ■?££ Gjfifrv 1 ¥c • - • - • • it • ■ Tup Roir — Reed, Raysbrook, Crommelin, Wood, White. Bottom A — Gillespie, Cvllinan, Williams, Page 412 J. E. Flvnn Chairman We were really surprised, weren ' t we? Who would ever have supposed that chow in the mess hall could take the ' place of the hilarious time the First Class used to have in Washington or Balti- more? The very unexpectedness of it may have helped us to enjoy it, but whatever the cause, it will remain in our memories as one of the bright spots of those eight months of First Class " i ear. It was the last time but one that the Class of 193 I gathered as a unit. The realization that Graduation was only about a month off, and that soon we would be widely scattered, brought a touch of sadness into the gayety of the evening. Those present, who had survived the four years ' ordeal, were more closely united than many groups who sit down to the same board, even though we were soon to be separated. Good cheer was the prevailing sentiment, however. We had lost our worries at the comple- tion of the program of entertainment, and when it was all over, everyone left with the feeling that 193 1 was, collectively and individually, and regardless of your viewpoint, a pretty good class. Left to Bight — Bauer, Mackenzie, Flynn, Hawk, Needham Tl Committee D. V. Daniels Chairman Someone, about ten years ago, conc eived the bright idea that the Assistant Managers of Navy- teams had enough worries with their own charges, and that someone else ought to take care of the visiting athletes. Thus the Reception Committee had its origin, and it has since grown to its present status of a highly efficient corps of workers who make the stranger feel at home within our gates. The thoroughness with which this mission is accomplished has a great bearing on the impres- sion formed of the Naval Academy by the Great Outside. During the winter sports season, as many as twelve teams, comprising perhaps a hundred and fifty men, visit Annapolis over a week-end. The Regiment wants them to go away with the feeling that they ' d like to come back again, and it is the duty of the Reception Committee to see that they do. The results that the Committee obtains are of such a nature that it may be years before they become apparent. Eventually they must show up, however, and it is for this reason that the value of the Reception Committee to the prestige of the Academy cannot be overestimated. E. S. Lytle Chairman An organization of comparatively recent origin, the Pep Committee has only within the last three or four years passed out of the experimental stage and become one of the essential working units of Academy life. That football rally just before the big game, the pep meetings and snake dances that were held during the football season, those signs in the corridors and in the rotunda, and everything else that was related to the promotion of the old Navy spirit, were sponsored, supervised, or arranged by the Pep Committee. A subdivision of the Committee specialized in the innovation of the 1930 season— the stunts. The work involved in planning these color displays was enormous, since in addition to being pictur- esque, they had also to be fool-proof. There could be no question of their success. Didn ' t they bring to the Regiment the title " All-American Cheering Section? " The Press Committee, another Pep Committee subdivision, has also done a great deal of excellent work in supervising the Academy ' s publicity, to insure that it is the kind of publicity we would like the Academv to have. This work has been in no small measure successful. ft % t i t $ r t f I; 1 1 tit I I ft % . :; Too Row — Hain Thompson, Porter, Peters, Denby, Archer, Keves, Rhoads, Vrooman, Thompson, Langen Second Row— Hammond, Kirn, Buess, Murphy, Abbot, Fitch, Moss, Becton, Coombs, Ward, Lamade, Foley, Straub, Morris. Bottom Row— Brooks, Bass, Hawk, Van Mater, Lytle, Powell, Wright, Schultz, Copeland. L . gggfra __ TRADITION! Outstanding in the mind of Navy men is always that glorious defi, " We have not yet begun to fight! " When n plunging Navy back rips through the fine, when the band plays the lilting strains of " Anchor ' s A weigh, " or when a four-N thunders above the roar of the crowd; that ' s when there is some- thing wrong if your spine doesn ' t tingle with the thrill of old traditions and new victories. This year Mr. A. K. Snyder, Chief Pharmacist ' s Mate, I ' . S. N. Retired, completes his twentieth year of service to the athletic teams of the Naval Acad- emy. Coaches, players, all come and go from year to year, bill our " Doc " has outlasted and OUtSerVed them all in his continuous record. " Doc " Snydei ha:, that indomitable spirit of carry on which is so dear to the heart of every true Navy man. With pills and iodine for the ailing and peppermint candy for the well he is one who has won the deep and sincere admiration of every one of us. I lere ' s to you, " Dockie. " . tfpzMBfr Pag n; Hammond THE CHEERLEADERS Gardiner Copeland S Stand Navy down the field, Sails set to the sky, We ' ll never change our course, So Army you steer shy-y-y-y. Roll up the score, Navy, Anchor ' s aweigh. Sail Navy down the field And sink the Army, sink the Army grey. Blue of the Seven Seas, Gold of God ' s great sun, Let these our colors be, Till all of time be don-n-ne, By Severn ' s shore we learn Navy ' s stern call, Faith, courage, service true, With honor over, honor over all. " . • gas « ' ' I f « " " , F ALL BOWSTROM When the football squad left the Cruise at Norfolk we began to realize that another Navy football team would soon be in the making, and that another season was drawing near. Just as it was to be the last for many of those disembarking it was the last for " Navy Bill " Ingram who resigned at the close of the year to take a coaching post at the University of California. , It was about the week of September sixth that the squad reported on Farragut Field to Coach Ingram, in his fifth year of coaching at the Naval Academy. As first assistants to Bill were Rip Miller, former Notre Dame guard of the days of the Four Horsemen, who was charged with the development of a forward wall; and Tom Hamilton of our own 1926 National Championship team to whose care the destinies of the backfield men were entrusted. Early in the season ' s practice we saw possibilities for a team. Possibilities that could develop into an excellent, fair, or indifferent team. And that is just what we had. Navy presented a light but powerful line When clicking it was well nigh unbeatable, but it was too easily turned to listlessness. Perhaps more than anywhere else Navy ' s games were won and lost in the line. Built around Captain Robert Bowstrom, who was playing his third year at left tackle, by mid-season we had a most formidable wall. For another year " Blimp " took care of the punting in that ever dependable manner of his. The very excellence of his all-around play gained for him considerable mention on numerous All-Star selections. In three years of play Bob has averaged over fifty minutes of play for every game. As a true captain Bob won the toss at everyone of our games. Playing the opposite tackle was Lou Brvan. While not the flashy kind Brvan was always an integral part of that forward wall. Captain-Elect Tuttle left little to be desired in the way of a snappy snapperback. First of all he had to win the center post from a teammate, Bennie Black. Between the tackles Navy had a pair of stocky guards in Underwood and Gray. Number Thirteen seemed to be playing in the opposing backfield a good share of the ' time. Al Gray ' s hobby was to kick off and then tackle the receiving back somewhere down by the far goal. " gf I if f f I ; ' -l « S »- t i ' Vi t « « t - ttf ft n( tHfWtf% w i mn MB : " :ifti H ■■■■kI i;ii " A " SQUAD Tap Row— Moncuhe, Reedy, Ogle, Holmes, Jameb, McCrea, Tohqebbon, Heileman, Tyler, Brownrigg, Born, Wieseman. Second Row— Kirkpatrkk, Hurley, Thompson, Tuttle, Steffanides, Fleck, Campbell, Major, Williams, Pray, Toth Third Ron — Braught, Sisko, Elliott, Miller, Davis, Binns, Johnson, Lewellen, Chambers, Castree, Tyra, Manager Moring. Bottom Row — Antrim, Greathoube, Byng, Hagberg, Captain Bowstrom, Bryan, Gray, Denny, Black, Underwood, Smith, Kirn, TSCHIRGI. Page 422 Reinicke Navy ' s ends were hard set by injuries and a lot of the time it was doubtful as to just who would be on the flanks Steffanides and Torgerson alternated at left end. Steffy never was in the best of shape but never let it be known, and he was always down the field on those quick kicks. Ted ' s play was of that cool and businesslike variety. Wes Byng more than cared for right end. Bingo proved an excellent target for passers on both sides and he brought down those tossed by- friend and foe alike. On several occasions he dropped back himself to toss one with that dangling left hand. The backfield was even comparatively lighter than the line. It fell to Oscar Hagberg to supply almost all the beef. Nursing a lame shoulder " Hag " was still good for a lot of interference, and his manner of backing up the line was admirable. Lacking ball-carrving qualities, he developed a dangerous quick kick that was used to great advantage. When the season opened Dale Bauer, who was groomed for the quarterback position, was occupying a ward in the hospital. He did not hit his stride until the Princeton game when his real ability at calling plays and barking signals came to the direct notice of everyone, most particularly perhaps, Bill Roper. Moreover ask any man out there for the deadliest and hardest hitting tackier on the squad. Quiet but trustworthy Rusty Williams improved as the season advanced. We don ' t know vet what he did to get those touchdowns at Pennsylvania. In Lou Kirn Ingram developed a small but mighty hard-running back. Despite the fact that he was a marked man in every game " Bullet Lou " was never too bruised and battered to take one more crack at the line. Gannon rounded into form late, but gave his usual dependable play and did most of the passing. Tschirgi proved himself a shifty open field runner in the early games, but he suffered a badly sprained ankle in the Ohio State game which threw him off form. A team is no stronger than its reserves and the work of those willing substitutes to jump into the fray is not to be overlooked. Johnson plaved a good share of the games at Gray ' s guard, and Reedy, Thompson, and Kirkpatrick saw action opposite. Elliott proved himself an up and coming end. Chambers is an aspiring tackle. Denny gained lots of experience that promises good for the future. Tom Hurley proved an able handy man in the backfield. Antrim, Davis, and Campbell alternated at fullback. Ed Moring did the best job of managing the team in several years despite his academic misgivings. The season brought us no unmarred record. We can tell no spotless tales. But it does leave us respected memories of moments of Navy courage and spirit above the everyday of life. Shall we turn the pages to those games soon to be history? Moring FOOTBALL " B " SQUAD Top Rou — Brownhigg. Nisewaner, Powell. Kane, Heileman, Peckham, Burdock, Pratt, Kirby, Robbins. Second Rou — Grant, Ovrum, Mandarich, Archer, Keen, White, Forney. Major, Wolsieffer, Temple. Third Rou — Coach Foster, Dawson, Wieseman, Goodgame, Brown, Hayes, Holmes, Witherow, Cameron, Coach Aamold. Bottom Rou — Smedley, Tyree, Yost, Militana, Sieglaff, Shelton, Samuels, Betts. The Season Opens HriiLEl The Navy opened its 193 1 gridiron season on Saturday, tenth October, with a handy win over the William and Alary Indians of Williamsburg, irginia. The visitors provided plenty of opposition, but Coach Ingram used something over three teams and nothing but straight football was played. This latter more or less out of respect to the Notre Dame and Princeton scouts in the press box. The Navy second string kicked off to open the game. The visitors at once attempted an open passing game, but soon lost the ball to Navy when Rusty Williams intercepted a long pass on his own thirty yard line. Campbell and Toth then advanced the ball to the William and Mary twenty-six yard line on some pretty ball-toting. When the second team lost the ball on downs as the second period opened, the entire first team was sent into the fray. Lou Kirn began where he left off at Dartmouth the year before and soon scored on a buck from the five yard stripe. In the second half a volley of well-placed passes from Gannon to Wes Byng placed the ball near the William and Mary goal. Bullet Lou was again called on to take the ball over, which he did without much difficulty. Early in the final period Kirn scored his third touchdown on another short plunge. Captain Bowstrom kicked the point from placement. With this done the regulars retired from action and the rest of the A-Squad was turned to. Not to be shut out entirely the visitors opened a desperate passing attack and Scott finally broke loose for a forty-five yard run to cross the home goal. Navy ' s opening day opponent may by no means be classed a weak team. The Indians had a successful season and later tied a great Harvard team 1 3- 1 3 . We were over the first hurdle of a potent eleven game schedule. Page 424 Byng Drops Back (liing Dame Med alio : year t Lou I ilit weak The second game of the season was fought on alien grounds and how alien it proved to Navy hopes! Our Navy warriors traveled via the Baltimore and Ohio to South Bend, Indiana, for the dedication game of the new Notre Dame Stadium. The stadium had just been completed and was to supplant historic Cartier Field as the home of the Ramblers. Coach Knute Rockne was permitting no opening day jinx to spoil his ceremonies and Navy was turned back by the most decisive score in four years of Navy-Notre Dame plav. As is an old Irish custom Rockne started his shock troops. Navy kicked off. Play see-sawed until Gannon threw deep and wide to Byng for thirty-seven yards, placing the ball on the Irish twenty-five yard line. A second pass was intercepted and a score denied. In the next quarter the home team marched from its own twenty-six yard line to the Navy twenty-four. From this spot Savoldi ploughed wide around end for a touchdown. Navy received but was forced to punt, and on the first play from scrim- mage the same Savoldi ran forty-nine yards to cross the broad white strip. Navy fought nobly in the third period, but a steady inlet of fresh men supplied the Rockne power for a third touchdown, scored when Savoldi bucked from the four-yard line. In the final period Notre Dame counted almost immediately. Navy then opened a belated passing game from Tschirgi to Byng and Denny, but the ball was lost on downs. When Mahoney tried to kick from behind his own goal the violent rush of the Navy forwards caused him to lose the ball and score a safety, Navy ' s lone marker for the day. Our defeat was not humiliating. Ye went the way of all Notre Dame opposition for two years. The Ramblers finished the year undefeated and for the second consecutive year were awarded the National Championship. Antrim Torgerson Through Center Paf.e 425 Blue Devils Black In the wake of Notre Dame came the Duke Blue Devils of Durham, S:uth Carolina. The Duke appeared with a surprise team that caught Navy flatfooted and asleep. For the first time in history Duke defeated Navy on the gridiron, but on this day they possessed a real football team. During the initial period both teams played loose and inconsistent football with fre- quent fumbles, poor punts, and intercepted passes. Neither side could approach a score. The second period saw Navy off on a determined offensive, and a long pass to Byng from Gannon carried the ball to the visitor ' s eleven yard mark. The touchdown punch was sadly lacking and Duke kicked out of danger. Late in the half Murray, Duke halfback, took a long pass out of the air and raced thirty-five yards for a touchdown. The half closed with the Blue and Gold on the swabo end of a six-nothing count. As the second half opened the real strength of the southerners began to manifest itself. Navy could not come back and was unable to gain at all. On the old hidden ball play Murray again broke loose and scored the second touch- down of the day for Duke. Things just wouldn ' t pick up and the final period saw the ball in foreign hands on Navy ' s forty-seven. Two long runs brought it near the goal and Brewer carried it over. With the fleeting minutes of the timer ' s watch Navy attempted an aerial offensive and completed several long passes but to little avail. It was a clean cut and decisive victory for the Blue Devils. The reaction of the disheartening loss would have demoralized a weaker body of men. Coming as it did the Duke victory was one of the season ' s numerous upsets. But as the year wore on Duke proved herself a mighty foe for any opposition and completed its schedule with a lone defeat, its opening game. HI Blocking Play Page 426 Tiger Rag The Regiment shoved off for the Princeton game in Palmer Stadium with a trifle shade of doubt pervading but hopeful for a favorable outcome. Navy had lost to Notre Dame and Duke, and Princeton had also taken two on the chin from Brown and Cornell. But the Navy guns were not to be denied on that memorable day, and salvo after salvo battered the Tiger down and out by thirty-one to nothing. Navy took advantage of a break in the opening minutes of play when Howson, Tiger fullback, kicking from his own twenty yard line, fizzled one which traveled only twelve yards and straight into Tschirgi ' s waiting hands. In seven plays, through seven gaping holes, Navy was right across the goal line. Lou Kirn received the next kickoff and returned to his own twenty-three yard line. Then and there the blue-jerseyed steam rollers marched down the field and on successive plays planted the ball behind the zero stripe for the second Navy touchdown. The half ended as Navy was on the way to a third score. A stone wall line held out the Princeton forwards in the third period. Lou Kirn and Dale Bauer began slicing through the line and around the ends. Bauer toted the ball over from the si x yard strip. Navy ' s fourth score was on the range when Bingo took charge of a long pass from Tschirgi and wriggled loose from a deluge of would-be tacklers to run seven yards to the goal. A moment later Williams returned one of Trix Bennett ' s kicks for forty yards and before the stands were settled Lou Kirn had garnered a fifth touchdown. It may well be said that the entire Navy team deserved full credit for the Tiger rout. As Grantland Rice remarked, " Navy would have been a good match for any team in the nation last week. " Bauer A Loose Ball Page 4.27 The Line Holds st Virginia in Johnson Continuing to demonstrate their new-found driving power the Ingram-coached men bowled over the Wesleyan Bobcats in a manner similar to the rout of the Tiger. Three Navy teams saw action, and Bill saw fit to keep Bullet Lou in reserve entirely. Tschirgi and Hurley, in for Kirn, bore the brunt of the ball-carrying. Navy registered twenty-four first downs to the visitors ' eight, which in itself is a pretty fair story of the encounter. Al Gray kicked off and Wesleyan punted at once. In successive plays Navy took the ball to the one foot line only to lose it on downs. A second offensive was more successful and Campbell passed to Tschirgi who romped twelve yards across the goal. Navy was soon down the field again. This time Hagberg plunged seven yards to count. In the second quarter Gannon entered the fracas and ripped off thirty-four yards. Hurley broke loose for thirty-seven more and ended up on the alien thirteen yard line. He was over in two plunges. When Edmundson, Bobcat center, blocked a punt by Hagberg Wesleyan captured the ball on the Navy ten yard line. Bachtel shot a short pass to Battles over the goal for the first Wesleyan counter. As the second half opened Tschirgi was underway for forty-three yards but Navy lost the ball. After the Wesleyan kick he was away for forty-seven more. Bauer added an even ten and Tschirgi navigated the rest of the course. The last quarter was pretty spotty with divers kinds of passes, punts, and fumbles. Hurley and Castree scored Navy touchdowns after Joe Toth had run the ends for a couple of first downs. Williams passed to Ted Torgerson for the lone Navy point after touch- down. Late in the game Bachtel let fly a long pass to Wholf for a meaning- less Wesleyan score. Pag,- 42 Air Minded Ohio State The day of the Ohio State invasion found the Regiment in high spirits after the im- provement of the team in its previous two starts. Confident of victory despite the odds of a heavier team and the play of All-American Wesley Fesler we embarked for Baltimore. The jinx was destined superior again. Tschirgi received and was down on the Navy sixteen. Bowstrom had to kick and Hinchman returned the ball to mid-field. On a trick short pass State reached the twenty- three yard line. On the first play, after apparently being downed, Holcomb squirmed away and sprinted for a touchdown. Navy kept the ball the remainder of the period and three passes, each of which looked mighty good, were lost by inches. Early in the second period Gannon replaced Tschirgi, who had sustained a bad sprain in the opening plays. An exchange of kicks followed with Hagberg getting off some beautiful quick returns. State scored unexpectedly after recovering a fumble. In the third period a bolstered Navy line held the Buckeye effect- ively but yet our offense failed to click. Then a Navy pass was inter- cepted by Hinchman who lost the field on a thirty yard touchdown sprint. Near the beginning of the final period Bryan recovered a fumble on the nine-yard line to avert disaster, and Navy began a real march toward the Buckeye goal. Another pass was intercepted, however, and a long run and pass by Fesler put the ball over the Navy goal again. Navy was unfortunate to play State at its peak form. Despite early season reverses the Buckeyes were admittedly a most dangerous in mid-season. Fesler and his mates paid a worthwhile tribute to Javy men in designating them the most clean cut and hardest fighting opponents. i ' hiii State Tosses One Page 420 I TUTTLE Greetings to the Mustangs Southern Methodist Another Saturday afternoon saw the Navy playing another intersectional battle in Baltimore, this time facing Southern Methodist University. The game was played under a leaden sky and before only half-filled stands. Although the invaders led for all but a brief though none the less glorious ten minutes, Navy turned in a brilliant performance. Only in its sensational passing did the visitor team excel. ' The game opened in dull fashion. The game progressed little and neither goal was threatened. Then an attempted punt by Bowstrom was blocked and the way paved for a Mustang score. Toward the end of the period Navy came to and Kirn lugged the ball seven consecutive times for three inspiring first downs. The Gannon-Torgerson combina- tion opened the second period when Ted converted a pass over the goal into a Navy touch- down. When Bowstrom kicked the point Navy led seven to six. Intercepted passes and frequent fumbles followed for a few minutes. Then the visitors surprised us. With the regulars leaving the game Navy was caught flat-footed and Travis took a desperate pass on his twenty-yard line to run eighty yards for a touchdown. The Mustangs kept going in the second half and scored again as the result of three tricky passes. The ball see-sawed and near the end of the third period Kirn was underway again. In the fourth period Navy advanced the ball to the S. M. U. four yard line. There we lost the ball on downs. The rest of the game was played in alien territory, but the Mustang defense was just a little too tight. It was another defeat, but no one could deny that Navy had played a real game of football. hve :: i bill : . ' Compliment Returned gt 43° Try for Point The defense of home soil against the invasion of the Old Liners proved to be all the task that it was expected to be. The spectators, numbering twenty-four thousand, were packed into Farragut Field in all the extra stands that it was possible to build. Secretary Adams and other notables were present. They were not disappointed, for the engagement proved to be one of the most spectacular of the year. And Navy won. The single score of the game came on the second play when Lou Kirn galloped sixty- five vards for a touchdown. That was by no means the last time that either goal was threatened, and the game was not won until the last out of the ninth inning. Our linesmen proved that they could become a solid steel bulkhead when they were called on. After Campbell had returned the kick-off to the thirty-five yard mark Kirn took the ball through the left side of the line. How he eluded those reaching, outstretched, foreign hands no one knows. Then he bowled over Berger, safety man, and a minute later sur- rounded by half the Blue team easily crossed the goal. In the second period Navy was again within a vard of the Maryland goal but lost the ball. Early in the third period Bowstrom passed to Kirn for twelve yards on a fake kick. Then with Campbell plunging, Tschirgi plowing, Bauer sweeping the ends, and Kirn doing some nice passing Navy batted off three first downs. Bowstrom attempted a kick from placement on the twenty yard line but it failed. An exchange of punts opened the final period of play. The Terps marched to the Navy nine yard line. Here the line held and Maryland passed incomplete over the goal. The ball was in midfield when, in the swiftly gathering darkness, the welcome gun sounded. Kirn Pap,e 4 II Akound Right End Chambers The visit of George Washington provided a much needed breathing spell before the coming Penn and Army games. The Colonials held the second string scoreless throughout the first half, but when the first team saw action in the second half they easily went through for three touchdowns without allowing their own goal to be threatened. Wells, Colonial back, received the opening kickoff and made a brilliant dash before he was downed on the Navy thirty-five yard line. A pass made the visitors a first down, but their threat ended when Steffanides recovered a fumble. Navy gained on an exchange of punts, and marched to the enemy thirty yard line where the ball was lost on downs. The second quarter opened with an exchange of kicks, two Navy first downs and some more punting. George Washington intercepted a pass and then launched a deter- mined passing attack. This failed, and Navy took the ball on downs and kicked out of danger. The first team took the field at the start of the second half, and the Colonial defense withered. Gannon returned the kickoff thirty-eight vards, and Hurley led the promenade to and over the goal. Then Navy made a second march, and Hagberg dashed seven yards through Bryan for a second score. Entering the final period Tschirgi and Hurley ripped off two first downs. George Washington intercepted a pass, but Bowstrom did the same. This time Navy kept on to the goal. Navy substitutes then took the field. The Colonials attempted a late score with a desperate but futile passing attack. Navy had the ball at the gun. [hi ■ ! Page i ;- tie own, ange mi, and leter- ut of J die bail j the futile Hello Quakertown syivania The sky which roofed Franklin Field was bleak and dreary, but it seemed blue and fair to us as we watched our Big Blue Team tear through the Red and Blue for a decisive victory. The outcome was never in doubt after play had once started. The first half was scoreless, but play was entirely in Perm territory. Their offense was powerless. In the second half Navy ran wild and scored four resounding touchdowns. Navy began with caution, always punting rather than running the risk of a lost ball in home territory. Kirn made one prolonged drive, but Bauer preferred to play safe and sane. Hagberg ' s kick was downed on the Penn nine yard line as the quarter ended. Rusty Williams took the helm early in the second quarter. Tuttle recovered a fumble, and the Navy forwards began to open up big holes through which Gannon, Kirn, and Williams rushed and plunged. An incomplete pass lost the chance to score. When Tuttle was on another Penn fumble early in the third period Hurley, who had replaced Kirn, wouldn ' t be stopped. Tom went over, climaxing a drive from the thirty-six yard line. Interception of passes by Byng and Williams enabled another Navy drive from the Penn twenty yard line late in the period. Gannon rushed through for the final five yards and our second touchdown. The last period of play began quietly enough. Then Hagberg inter- cepted a pass. Gannon tossed to Byng f or thirty yards to put the ball on Penn ' s ten yard line. Gannon again charged over the goal. Navy- Reserves took the field and when Elliott blocked a kick close to the Penn goal Binns made good a fourth touchdown. Seconds after the the game was over. How sweet was victory that day ' ,. 4.33 Greylegs, Hello Gannon The high climax of the season was of course the Army game. Not since the break over eligibility rules in 1927 had Navy met the Army in dual competition on the gridiron. Now we were playing, not because the argument had in any way been settled, but for a needy and worthy cause, that of the unemployed. No matter to us why, the game in itself was reason enough. We can remember yet the wild rumors that floated in from time to time, and we laughed for we had heard it too many times. But on that November Friday night when it was officially announced what a wild frenzy was precipitated! What did it matter that Navy had lost this game and that, and that Army had lost only to powerful Notre Dame, and by a lone point. What meant paper odds? Everything fell before us, Maryland and Penn, and then the day was up, December Thirteenth and New York! hen we marched into the Yankee Stadium the Kaydets were already there in their corner diaognally across from us. How we watched that gray square! In our seats two thousand pairs of lungs lent volley after volley of deafening encourage- ment to our team on the field, for we knew that it needed our support as never before. And then game time. Captain Bowstrom called the gold coin and Navy won the right to kick off. Eleven men advanced with the toe of " Buster " Kirkpatrick as he sent the shining oval, autographs and all, far down the field into the phalanx of Arm}- gray. The battle was on and how it waged. In those first few minutes Army ' s offense functioned entirely too well and Navy was pushed down the field, backs to the wall. Bowstrom ' s cool punting from behind the goal line saved us in that first quarter, and the Navy line held like the irresistible. Lou Kirn opened the second period in true Navy style when he Pa:, 434 All-American Cheering Section Army f ran back an Army punt for twenty-two yards, and led Navy out of the wilderness and into midfield where play was staged for the rest of the half. With ten minutes to play eight fresh Army men were sent into the struggle, but Navy was not to be worn down and the half ended with both teams scoreless. Early in the third period Army began to pass and carried the ball beyond midfield, only to lose the gain when Ted Torgerson was over a Grey fumble. Then Tschirgi cut through the Grey Wall for ten yards. Navy fumbled in turn and the period ended with the ball still hovering about the center line. Both teams entered the final quarter with redoubled energy. Play began in Navy territory but a kick gave Army the ball on their own forty-four yard line. There it was that Stecker broke loose, cut back and through the line, dodged the secondary defense and sped along the sidelines right there before us over our goal. Several times he was in the hands of Navy men only to elude their grasp. Broshus was sent in to kick goal and when he failed we realized we still had a chance to win. Ten minutes to play and Navy desperately throws abandon away as Byng landed on a ball that bounded off a Grey chest on the Army thirty-seven yard line. Then Gannon passed to Byng for twelve yards - for a Navy first down on the Army twenty-five yard line. Three plays netted little and on the fourth down a pass to a possible score fell short and incomplete. Army took the ball out of danger, played safe, and it was all over. We had lost to Army again. We were disappointed, yes. But a proud Blue team had played its best game for us. Bob Didn ' t Fail Page 43s ■ Wilson With its season record of fourteen wins in seventeen starts the basketball team did all of its share toward beginning a highly successful winter sports schedule. The record is the more excep- tional, for it is the best percentage won by a Navy court team in a number of years. Victories over such teams as William and Mary, Virginia, Penn State, Georgetown, Lehigh, and Maryland in one year are not to be overlooked without comment. Of the three defeats only one could not have been averted. West Virginia, appearing in Dahlgren Hall, was easily the class of all the opponents. The Duke defeat came with the unfortunate absence of Loughlin, perhaps as demoralizing to his teammates as it was material. Pennsylvania with only a mediocre team inflicted the third defeat by a two point margin at the Palestra. A poor first half and inability to hit free throws cost Navy the game in spite of a rallying finish which all but swept Penn from the floor. Coach Johnny Wilson looked upon a mixed group of experienced players and neophytes when practice was first held in November. Four members of the early season line-up were youngsters and the fifth was Captain Freshour. Older men were passed over in the belief that this young team would round into a team good for three years. The theory was not without weight and the work of Loughlin, Bedell, and Kastein was admirable throughout. Hagemeister, the fourth member of the quartet was lost at mid-year. Tn P Rom — Lt ij g.i Zollers, Moncure, Bowen, J. B. Williams, Wchultz, Montgomery, Christie, Fleck, S.mith. S.,,,,,,1 foil — Bowser, Sieglaff, Parker, Martin, Wintle, Tyler, P. I). Williams, Elliott, James. Third Row — Coach Wilson, Chittenden, Frazer, Byng, Bauer, Osler, Campbell, McAfee, Cameron, Meader (Asst. Mgr.), h,NS Howard. __ nr Bottom foic— Rogers, Holtzworth, Loughlin, Hagemeister, Captain Freshour, Bedell, Kastein, Bowstrom, Wright. Page 438 Wild William and Mary « Lafayette « Western Maryland The quintet was away to a good start and more or less handily won the three games of the pre- Christmas schedule. The opening tilt on December tenth against a surprisingly strong William and Mary five proved an exciting contest for both spectator and player. It was the first game of the season for both teams and it may be said that the quantity of basketball played was somewhat better than the quality. Navy won after a hard uphill struggle and an eleventh hour rally. The Navy second string started and Tommy Rogers tossed in the first two baskets of the season. Both teams presented a tight defense but neither offense threatened. Even when the first team went in William and Mary maintained an evident edge and at half time the count was 9-1 1 against the Blue. In the second half Navy put on an early scoring bee that gained a 19-13 lead. The Indians countered with an extended rally that soon had Navy trailing again, this time by nine points, 20-29. Time was ebbing fast and matters looked dark indeed. Led by Ernie Holtzworth Navy shots began to count. Bedell tossed one in to tie the score at thirty all and Loughlin dribbled down the center to tally the winning goal a minute before the game ended. Following the Army football game the basketeers showed no ill effects and had little difficulty in adding two victories. The first was versus Lafayette by 37-27. A lot of improvement over the form displayed in the initial encounter was shown. The third game was easily won from Western Maryland. 36-22. ' ers ' una Returning from leave Coach Wilson ' s basketballers added three more victories in as many starts. George Washington was the first victim by the small margin of four points. The Colonials brought out a fast and flashy combination which kept the locals worried throughout. The visitors nabbed an early lead but a Navy rally led by Loughlin, in which every Blue man counted, soon had the Washingtonians on the defensive. Burgess, their wiry guard, proved a dead-eye on set shots and he made enough to keep his team in the running. Navy was leading 19-15 when the half-time whistle sounded. In the second half each " team scored twenty-three points;soit proved to be the first half margin by which Navy gained the verdict. Conners, the visiting captain, with some long range shooting put on a good show, and Loughlin countered each shot with a like toss just to keep the fans on their feet. Navy managed a three or four point lead throughout and by checking a desperate last minute Colonial rally finished ahead 42-3K. Rutgers proved as good as all reports had indicated and Navy won a peppy game after an uphill battle in the second half. Even in the first half it took a quick effort to hold an 18-13 margin. In the second period the visitors spurted and with but five minutes to play were within three points, 26-23. From then on both teams opened up, but when the smoke had cleared Navy was way in the lead by 36-30. The Virginia game on January fourteenth saw Navy at peak form and three different Blue teams administered a decisive defeat to a fighting but doomed Cavalier quintet. The final score read 36-21. K Page 440 A Long Toss Duke Randolph Macon«Penn--Penn State After having won six consecutive games number seven proved the undoing of the Navy, the Duke Blue Devils appearing as the nemesis. Duke provided a fast and rangy outfit which looked almost on a par with their team of the previous season. After sixteen minutes of play Navy had amassed only four points while the Southerners had twenty-one. In the last four minutes Navy rallied nobly and netted nine points while Duke made but two. The second half was a repetition of the first and Duke soon had the game on ice 41-27. Randolph-Macon was easy and three teams saw action as the Maconians went down 45-27. Loughlin garnered thirteen straight points in the first nine minutes of play, some sort of a record. All told Loughlin counted sixteen points. Next week Navy journeyed to Philadelphia where Pennsylvania was on hand at the Palestra. The first half Navy was entirely on the defensive while Ulrich, Peterson, and Tanseer were bombarding the basket. In the second period Navy produced a sweeping attack. Bedell found his eye and soon Navy was behind by but a single point or 23-24. With but one minute to play Penn forged another point ahead and with the score 26-24 Navy could not get the ball. Our gallant come-back fell just short of achieving its end. The Penn State contest was one of the best of the whole season. Until three minutes before half time the difference in scores never exceeded two points. At this junction Bedell staged a one-man rally and soon the ante was raised from 21-19 to 29-20 as the half ended. Penn State came back with determination in the final session but the first half lead was too great to overcome and Navy coasted down to a 45-38 win. Kasteix HOLTZWORTH Page 44 1 Dahlgren Hall • I. §t Virginia Virginia Military Institute on January 31st was the next victim. Unusual in the extreme this game began as a Navy rout, and it was not without some steady persistence and high morale that the tide of defeat was turned into a victory march. For exactly sixteen minutes of the first half Navy failed to count a field goal and only three of several charity tosses were converted. With rejuvenation underway Navy broke through in the second frame for several snowbird shots, and when Loughlin found the range the final outcome assumed a new aspect. Navy was going strong at the bell and had a 39-24 lead. The Georgetown fracas was typical of Georgetown-Navy encounters. Navy piled up a seven-to-one lead and at the half was out in front 23-10. The second half was even up with each team scoring twenty-two points which made the final score stand 45-32. Haverford proved an indifferent foe on the seventh of February. Substitutions were plentiful and Navy took it easy during the first half at the same time gaining an 18-10 margin. In the second period Loughlin broke loose to run up his batting average and when the smoke cleared the visitors were hopelessly outclassed 45-18. West Virginia with a fine record came over on the eleventh to add a Navy scalp to its belt. The visitors proved alert and took advantage of every break while Navy was prac- tically unable to tally at all from short range and had to resort to long shots most of which were hurried and wild. Time after time the perforated Navy defense gave up easy cripples, and the visitors led 28-15 at the half. The second half gave vent to a determined Navy rally, but it was a case of fight against smooth team play and the final count was 41-36. Bauer Page 442 1 J tdlli ...Iran ., |, i Get Your Man Lehigh-- American-Maryland On the trip to Bethlehem the basketeers had little difficulty in routing the Lehigh defenders by the sizeable 52-19 score. It was the first time that Lehigh had ever defended the home floor of Taylor Gymnasium against a Naval attack. The first half was fairly even and it was not without some hard sledding at halftime that Navy was ahead by 25-20. In the second frame the boys came to and thereupon rang up the one-sided victory. For the past several winters it has been the secret ambition of American University to bowl over the Navy. After gaining a jump on the locals at the very start of the game the visitors took further advantage of Navy ' s sluggish play to run up a nine point half-time lead. Navy settled down to business in the second chukker and before many minutes had slipped by the score was knotted at 18 all. Loughlin contributed to send Navy into a 24-19 lead and at the end Navy was ahead 30-25. The wind-up encounter with Maryland on February twenty-first was a bang-up affair. The Terrapins presented a veteran well-balanced line-up and their unorthodox zone defense was a most feared factor. Navy was underway to a slow start and the potent attack of the Old Liners lost no time in picking up a 16-8 lead. With but three minutes of the initial period remaining the Navy opened up for six tallies to bring the count to 16-14. Early in the second half the score was knotted at seventeen and again at nineteen. On a pass from Bedell, Loughlin scored to give Navy the lead for the first time. With the score 32-31 Bedell and Bauer counted field goals for Navy and May counted for Maryland. With that the curtain ran down and Navy had won 36-33. Rogers Bowstrom Page 443 I EBALL H Under the able and skilled tutelage of Coach Ernest " Kid " Mohler, Navy has regained its place in the athletic annals of the Regiment. In his first year of management Coach Mohler turned out the best team of the past several years. Navy possessed a batting punch of no mean ability and the pitching was so handled that the most available was received from every man on the staff. When early season practice was first held in Dahlgren Hall there was a good deal of doubt in many minds as to our prospects. The team had a good foundation of veterans, but the pitching staff was almost an entirely unknown quantity. When the spring weather opened Fitzgerald, Byng, and Stroh were holding down the outer gardens. Wes Byng moved over to center field from the right garden when Captain Centner went to the infield. Red Stroh, always a hard worker, held on to the sunfield despite the combined efforts of Porter and Leverton, two snappy fly-chasers in themselves, to take over the job. Rebel Lowrance controlled the hot corner better than ever before and about mid-season really found his batting eye. In Tommy Ashworth and Jim O ' Toole, Coach Mohler developed a double play combination that was plenty handy about the keystone sack. Captain Bill Gentner at first base completed the infield. The hustling " Hack " Gubbins lended a steadying influence behind the bat to the untried McKlNNEV tchers and there was plenty of woe in store for the player who tried to get fresh with his arm. Ted Torgerson saw a lot of action and left little to be desired in the way of an understudy. The pitching was handled more ably than was ever supposed possible. Despite the fact lat Bob Moore, the only veteran on the staff, never gained good form, the other hurlers did nobly, idy Bauer, a reconstructed infielder, took the mound and turned in a lot of early season victories. Then Egon Englehardt began to develop and about the time he was really needed Egon was ready to take his turn. In Heime Schultz, Mohler found a hard working moundsman who turned in six wins without a loss. Several of these were in the role of relief pitcher, his particularly effective part. Lefty Coombs frequently saw action and rendered a good account of himself against the Senators. Navy ' s potentcy at bat was bunched on the left side of the ' plate. Fitzgerald, Byng, O ' Toole, Schultz, and Porter all swing from along the first base line. The whole club packed a punch that provided bunched hits and clustered runs. However, when a lone run was needed in a tight game Navy had the real baseball technique that it takes to get it around. The regular season consisted of seventeen games of which thirteen were won. The ashington Senators appeared on the home grounds for an exhibition game and a similar game with the Balti- more Orioles was rained out. Throughout the season Navy was a most feared ball club and by defeating such powerful clubs as Penn, Fordham, Georgetown, Maryland, Duke, and William and Mary was able to finish well up in the eastern standings. Gentner Ushered in by typical raw March weather the baseball season opened with an easy win over Franklin and Marshall College of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Some potent Navy stickwork in the late innings did the trick, three, nine, and seven run rallies featuring the attack. Wes Byng, playing the Navy center garden, had a perfect day at bat with a walk, two singles, a triple, and home run in five trips to the tee. The team played errorless ball behind the steady pitching of Heimie Schultz. In the second game Navy continued its terrific hitting to down the Vermont Green Mountain boys in a slow seven inning game called because of darkness. Byng busted his second home run in two games, and Captain Gentner garnered four singles in five times at bat. Rudy Bauer pitched and was never in danger after a six run lead was gained in the third inning. The game at Durham in the Duke bandbox was a blow to Navy ambitions. It was the only trip of the season, and it proved to be Navy ' s first defeat. Bauer started on the mound, but a deluge of home runs in the early innings settled the issue. On our own field these would have been matter-of-fact fly balls. As it was Navy was held to five hits, one a home run by Hack Gubbins. When Navy threatened in the fourth with a four run rally Coach Coombs sent Jenkins, his star southpaw, to the mound and the Navy batsmen could do little with his offerings. Later in the season in a return engagement Navy defeated Duke. Ml im a a i bi a: li Patf 44S Iut at First easj iavy : the lines i in been th a the iter Pennsylvania came to town the favorite and with " Big Jim " Peterson on the mound hoped to win a rather easy victory. Peterson who had ten straight wins to his credit, was blasted from the game with a six run attack in the initial frame. Penn had little in the way of relief pitchers and led by Byng, who gathered four hits ma row Navy pounded out fourteen hits good for the same number of runs " Lefty Coombs pitched three innings for the Mohlermen, and when he weakened in the third Heim.e Schultz took over the burden and lasted the route after some trying situations. Next on the schedule appeared Fordham with a ve teran outfit which had won the eastern championship for the two preceding years It was well that Rudy Bauer was at his best, and he pitched a fine game to take the visitors into camp. Bes.des giving a stellar performance in the box Rudy came through with two timely singles to drive in two runs. Fordham was fortunate to score at all, and but for an infield error on a double-play ball in the seventh might never have crossed the plate. Navy won 5-2. Against Lehigh Navy piled up a big lead only to see the visitors forge one run ahead in the sixth. At this stage " Red Stroh took charge and drove out a home run to deep left center that revived the whole Navy line-up. Schultz took the mound and pitched to only nine men in the last three innings, nary a one reaching base. Bauer GUBBINS 4F Page 44v The Hackster at Bat va 1111a SCHULTZ , Villanova came aboard with an undefeated team, and in Kobilis, they boasted a pitcher who had been hurling consistent shutout ball. It looked like a dark day for Navy when Morgan, their lead-off man, opened the game with a long home run drive. In the fifth, however, with the count still i-o, Navy put on a rally good for some six runs and the ball game. The visitors then did a little scoring themselves and had the tying run on third base in the ninth, but Navy finished one up and the game ended 6-5. The Generals were next along the stretch with a good team and an exceptional pitcher in " Lefty " Williams, but some hefty hitting by Stroh and Byng kept Navy in the van throughout. Navy was off to three runs in the first inning when base hits by Gentner and Stroh and a pass to Ashworth netted three runs. Byng began the fireworks in the sixth with a three-bagger, and Stroh and Porter followed with doubles. Fitzgerald cocked one down the first base line and Navy gained three more runs to secure. Egon Englehardt made his first start of the year against the University of Virginia, and twirled excellent ball while Navy was accumulating a winning margin. In the second frame hits by Byng and Egon, two passes, and an overthrow at first base scored two runs. In the fourth Navy filled the sacks on walks and Leverton, up for O ' Toole, delivered a bingle for two more runs. Virginia threatened only once. In the seventh a walk, a two-base hit and a wild pitch that Gubbins didn ' t chase let a pair of runs in. TORGERSON .Page 450 Big League Competition m Georgetown «• Senators William and Mary was on hand confident and expectant. With a record of five consecutive shutouts why shouldn ' t they expect to win? Their star pitcher was scheduled to go against Navy. The game ended a shutout all right, but the visitors were holding the sack. The Indians were unfortunate to find Navy in a hitting mood, and Heimie Schultz turned in his best game of the season, allowing but four hits and no two in the same inning. Final count 14-0. Georgetown University with a fine team and a record of eighteen wins in twenty-one starts was the next opponent to fall into Mohler ' s lair. Navy gathered an early lead and some nifty fielding behind excellent pitching made the win sure. Leverton ' s running, leaping catch of McCarthy ' s long line drive which had all the labels of a four base hit was easily the feature of the day. In the ninth when the Hilltoppers made a last stand " Rebel " Lowrance stabbed a liner off the bat of Scalzi for the final out, and another victory for Navy. Walter Johnson brought his Washington American League Club along for an exhibition game one Monday afternoon. To the surprise of all hands it did not rain. " Lefty " Coombs took the mound and went the route while Manager Walter called on five twirlers. Coombs was stingy with the hits, but the Senators took advantage of his wildness to gain a 4-0 lead. Not to be shutout Navy loaded the bags in the ninth and a resounding two-base whack by Sam Porter sent two runs over the t r platter. Johnson was on the verge of taking the mound himself when i Chief Carlos Moore retired the side. .Stroh Fitzgerald Page 451 Men on First and Second Lowrance The second encounter with the Duke Blue Devils was in the nature of a return engage- ment at Lawrence Field. The game was nip and tuck throughout and it took Navy ten long innings to turn the trick. Duke gained an early edge and going into the sixth was leading 4-1. In the last of the sixth a rousing five run rally climaxed by extra base raps by Ashworth and Jim O ' Toole gained the lead for Navy. Duke came back to tie it up, but in the tenth after Englehardt got a single Bill Fitzgerald clouted one clear to the road to win the game by an 8-7 count. Navy met its second disaster when Richmond, a dark horse team from down south, caught us on an off day. A barrage of long clouts on the part of the visitors, and some very loose fielding around the infield made a farce of what was listed as a baseball game. Thirteen alien runs trickled over the home plate while Navy was amassing their total of six. The game with the Wake Forest Demon Deacons was a free hitting affair. Navy piled up a long lead in the early innings only to have the visitors come from behind late in the game. Excellent relief pitching saved the game, and gave Navy its tenth win in twelve starts. Jim O ' Toole did some long distance hitting with a triple and double to his credit. He also paired up with Bill Gentner to turn in a double play at a crucial moment. Page 452 Tickets Ready to Hit the ' • Maryland--Temple--Ohio State The day of the Maryland game marked the downfall of another old rival when the Old Liners were taken over the hurdles. As was expected the game turned into a pitcher ' s battle between Jack Batson, the visitors ' mound ace, and Heime Schultz, who was out for his sixth consecutive win. For five innings everything went smoothly with Maryland ahead i-o. Then Navy put on one of its rallies and therein lies the ball game. Five runs crossed the pan and about everyone had a hand in their manufacture. Maryland loaded the bags with none down in the seventh and would have been retired but for a double play that lost by a hair. They scored twice but could do no more. Temple caught Navy off guard at a time when everyone was pointing for the Ohio State game. A home run by Captain Wuestling with the bases full and score 4-4 decided the argument, and Navy was forced to taste defeat for the third time this season. The let down continued into the final game, unfortunately, and play- ing the finale before a large June Week crowd, Navy staked Ohio State to an unearned six run lead which was never regained. Bauer, who was pitching his last game, was given poor support and loaded the bags with none down. At this point Wesley Fesler inserted a home run into the box score. Navy didn ' t lose heart, bu-t came back with three runs in the second. In the sixth each team scored four runs and thus the game ed, ten to seven. POKTEH Enuelhakdt Paaf 453 H L E Lacrosse Navy, coached by George Finlayson for the twentieth consecutive year, furnished Lacrosse fans all the thrills associated with the " fastest game on two feet " by scoring seventy-five goals in eight contests to thirteen gained by opposing teams. In this score of years that our George has been turning out winning combinations Navy has won one hundred and forty-one games, tied six, and lost seventeen. Navy has over the same period counted 1 199 points to 219 points scored by op- ponents. Some record, George. In fact it is equaled by no other lacrosse coach in the country. Led by Captain " Red " Allen, a veritable human dynamo, the twelve had a spirit which is so looked-for in Navy teams. Allen led the team in scoring and his fast stick work and hard playing not only made him an outstanding man on the field, but also provided an admirable example and inspiration for his teammates. The veterans of the team showed a versatility made possible only by hard work and greater experience in the technical points of the game. Spring and his breath-taking dashes contributed the spectacular; Haven galloped from one end of the field to the other and proved himself an excep- 7 ' .;i Row — Assistant Manager Hogan, Pierce, Elliott, Pressey, Meader, Dimmick, Woodman, Hughes, Dial, Brown. Second Row- Sharp. Smith, Vokphal, South, Campbell, Dally, James, Hall, Brown, Kihkpatrick. Third Row — Manager Roby, Assistant Coach Dole, Coach Finlayson, Nisewaner, Miller, Gilbert, Moncure, Welchel, Bowers, West, Peterson, O ' Neill, Rogers, Morrow, Keyes, Assistant Manager Tucker, Lt. Lane, Captain Schumann. Bottom Ron — Haven, Slater, Swan, Bauer, Spring, Allen, Conn, Sanders, Hutchinson, White, Castree. 1 ,$ ' Schumann tional center; Conn, Peterson, and Sanders on the attack and Campbell, Swan, Bauer, and Hughes, defense stalwarts, formed a combination fully meeting the standard of Navy lacrosse teams. The work of South at goal was one of the features of the season, the more so because it was his first experience in this position. Jack Castree and Zeb White were able attack men who could work in any position. Navy opened the season against the strong Oxford-Cambridge team. The visitors were off to an early three goal lead, but Navy forged ahead by scoring four times in a row. The game then became a defensive battle until by a final desperate effort in the first half the British scored two goals which won the game. The last half was entirely scoreless. Georgia Tech and Lafayette were easy victims for Finlayson ' s men and each was defeated by an overwhelming score. Harvard plaved Navy for the first time in lacrosse history and the Crimson lost by 15-1 . At Lehigh Navy monopolized the ball and was satisfied with six goals. The week after Syracuse took the field, playing a slow, defensive game. Despite this unorthodox game Navy won 4-0. Plaving in a driving rain Navy defeated Western Maryland 8-0. In the season ' s finale Navy faced a superior team but played a wonderful game only to lose to the Maryland Old Line 5-2. 4 ..,-• S J ' acru. A Tight Situation ge In our opening game the strong Oxford-Cambridge combination proved superior in experience and stickwork to the best Navy could produce. The English team, composed of both British and American stars, held a one-point lead gained during the first half of the game to win by a score of 5-4. Th is was the first defeat the Navy twelve had suffered in two years. The Britishers displayed a superb brand of teamwork, coupled with fast stick- work, that kept the Navy defense baffled. In the first five minutes of play Rains, Astle, and Ainsworth each scored a tally for the Englishmen. These scores came in such rapid succession that our defense had no time to settle down. Captain Allen scored first for Navy on a fast shot past Ricketts, the invaders six foot goalkeeper. Castree and White followed suit and the score was tied at three all. Then Allen broke loose again, giving Navy a 4-3 lead. The latter goal came on a pretty shot straight into the net. The visitors then kept the ball pretty much under their own control for the remainder of the half and opened up a clever attack to score twice in the last two minutes. The entire second period found the Britishers on the defensive, content to rely on their one-point lead and faultless passing. Navy had the ball near their opponents ' goal a lot of the time, but no one was able to get a shot through the angular Ricketts. Navy tried to score from all positions and almost every time it was the goaltender who broke up the attack. » 3 Page 45 S t jy +. " 1 » " ui m . ■ i ' -vV-V I Ft ' iAPMRKB TV H| )i H H ; 1 ]tm-vf yl Behind the Goal Georgia Tech and Lafayette That the Navy lacrosse team was rounding into shape to get under way for a victorious season was evidenced by the 23-to-i triumph over the Georgia Tech aggregation. All the veterans showed old time form and a number of newcomers looked exceptionally well for so early in the year. Coach Finlayson displayed his wealth of material by using entirely different teams in each half. Castree opened the scoring with a long shot into the net after but sixteen seconds of play. Navy scored regularly except for a brief period when Coffin, Tech ' s first attack, took a pass from teammate Curry to count his team ' s lone tally. Tech also made numerous substitutions throughout the game. Conn and Sanders were high score men with five and four goals respectively. The following week Lafayette College bowed before the combined efforts of Allen and cohorts. Navy scored ten points in the first half while the visitors had scarcely a s hot at our goal. Captain Allen started the scoring after two minutes of play on a close shot from scrimmage in front of the goal. With a driving attack and an almost air-tight defense Navy continued the bombardment. Lafayette made two long, desperate drives toward their net, but they lost both chances by bad spills on the slippery field. Tbe second half saw the visitors with a nine-man defense massed close to the net, and Navy was held to three tallies in this period. Allen continued his brilliant game and garnered five goals in all. For Lafayette, Boos at goal, was outstanding. V ifftElter. Peterson Whelchel P 459 The Stands May third found John Harvard ' s men our guests and lacrosse opponents for the first time. Coach Finlayson used a host of stick shake rs to sink a fighting but outclassed visiting team which was smothered under a barrage of shots that came from all angles of the field. Never once did the New Englanders threaten to mar Navy ' s ever-increasing lead. Near the close of the first period Fashay, a substitute, scored their lone point on a bullet shot from directly in front of the crease. So well did Navy ' s defense handle the ball that Jerry South had little work after that. When the Crimson regular net-tender was injured in the second frameNavy increased its margin. Spring played his usual flashy game until forced out with an injured leg. Perhaps the day ' s honors go to Dick Conn. He netted the first and second tallies and added three more for good measure. Castree counted four points, all made in the last few minutes of play. Benny Haven upheld the pivot position nobly and appeared at times like a gallop- ing ghost striding across the field to some important mission at the other end. For the visitors Cochrane was easily outstanding. Though a little fellow he was in almost every play and he consistently worried our defense with his clever running and dodging. Better luck next time, Harvard. You deserve it. titer; Haven Page 460 9 US ' id, Near ullei shot hat Jem - jurtd leg. lie ms it ining ana Lehigh proved perfect hosts on the event of our visit to Bethlehem. The team was entertained after the game as never before with parties and dances, and moreover and incidentally Navy won the ball game. Lehigh was expected to furnish no small amount of trouble. Coached by All-American Lattig, Lehigh had narrowly missed victory over Oxford-Cambridge. As it was the game was much more stubbornly fought than the six- to-one figures would indicate. The Brown and White defense was outmatched in skill and speed, but they fought just as hard. Navy perhaps lost many scoring opportunities by playing a running game instead of using its passing attack. Navy kept possession of the ball practically the entire first half to score four times. Leitzer netted the Lehigh score near the end on a pass from Reed. The second half was a slow affair compared to the speedy first period. The heat was intense and had its effect on the players of both teams. Conn scored on a perfect shot and Haven followed with his second counter for the day just before the final whistle. A erft, Lehigh goalie, displayed the best form for his team in turning in a classy game at the net. Conn Castbee V Page 461 Down the Field Syracuse and Western Maryland In a game filled with thrills, spills, penalties, and injuries the Navy rode the wave of victory home and dedicated Syracuse a four-swabo defeat. The game was a slow, defensive battle and at times it was uninteresting to spectator and player alike. But when things picked up each goal was a private fight in its own, and the Syracuse defense tested Navy ' s attack to the breaking point. At times self-control was a man ' s best asset. Art Spring was easily the star of the game. He gathered the ball on the initial face-off, sprinted for the goal, sidestepped a couple of times, and in ten seconds Navy had a score. Moncure scored the second counter and Castree the third which was all for the first period. In the final half Captain Allen scored the only goal. Navy lacrossers splashed and slipped around the field to gain an eight to nothing advantage over Western Maryland. The field was soaked by a driving rain which made playing sliding and the sticks useless. Conn made the first tally after eight minutes and a minute later he bounced another fast one past Willis, the Green goalie. Navy then put on a scoring bee and piled up a seven point lead at the half. The field was a lake by the second half and for twenty-five minutes the teams were deadlocked. Then Peterson came in with a dry pair of shoes and a dry stick. He managed to hold the ball long enough to toss it into the net for the only score that was even close. Sanders Bauer Page 462 .Stay in There Opening the festivities of June Week the Maryland contest drew thousands of excited partisans to witness a hard fought victory for the Old Liners. For years Maryland games have been real battles and this was no exception. Coached by Jim Faber, in 1927 a Mary- land star himself, and Ivan Marty, a great defense player, the visitors presented a well- balanced team. It was fast but not heavy and had just enough power to hurdle Navy. The Ail-American in-home, Evans of the visitors, playing his last of three games against the Navy, was the big gun of the Maryland battery. For Navy, South at goal, Allen and White on the attack, and Bauer and Campbell at defense played as never before. But the most powerful combination threat Finlayson could put on the field was forced back before the massed attack of a team which clicked like the splendid machine it was. Navy was fighting at the last whistle. The struggle began with the first face-off and from then on it raged up and down the field. There was not a moment of let up by any man on either team out there. That long goal by Allen and the one Conn worked in to draw the Maryland goalie off balance looked mighty good, but at the half Maryland had managed to score just one more. In the final period Maryland ' s tight defensive game drove Navy to desperation and the visitors slipped through for two additional goals on their delayed offense. It was a tough one to lose but a sweet one to win. Navv-Marvland encounters are like that. V James Page 463 J V I HA Mackenzie Thomson Track and Field Track and Field seems to be well entered on a new era of prosperity at the Naval Academy From the position of a somewhat weak and lowly contender in this Olympic sport Navy has in the span of the past several years risen to the top division. No small percentage of the popularity and extreme success of this sport is due to the untiring efforts and expert coaching of Coach Earl Thomson. The former Olympic hurdler has built up a progressive system of expansion which bids fair to last for a great number of years. Believing that there is strength in numbers Thomson encourages every possible showing on the field. The 1930 dual season was successful in that all meets except Ohio State and Notre Dame were won, and a number of new records were made. Virginia was first to take the count. Two weeks later the Penn Relays were entered. It is with excessive pride and feeling that we point out that some eleven " N " stars were won. And all this without the loss of an " A " star. William and Mary and our old rival, Georgetown, were easily tripped up. The Old Liners were no match at all. Only the Buckeyes and the Irish jinx were able to edge out wins. Greeisman Strom back jst Virginia « Perhaps the outstanding event was Wright ' s superhuman toss of the discus. The big boy just about threw it away. As it was the platter hit deck some 141 feet 10 inches from the origin to better the previous Academy record by five feet. MacKenzie hauled home a first place in the century but was forced to step it in ten seconds flat to win by a yard. Coleman captured the 220 and also the low hurdles. All told Navy garnered ten first places and Virginia four. The final tally was Navy 86 and Virginia 40. Navy goat butts Army mule when Navy men defeat Kaydets at Penn Relays! Such was the result of the next appearance of Coach Thomson ' s men. Navy sent three relay teams and two field men to Philadelphia against the stiffest of college competition. Army also entered the meet. In our first event the 440 yard relay Navy won fifth and Army sixth. Price, Johnson, Coleman, and MacKenzie passed the baton successfully for the first " N " stars. Next day in the 880-yard relay Navy won fourth place and Army fifth. In this event Ohio State set a new record. Price, Lloyd, and Coleman made up a yard lead for MacKenzie but Simpson was just too fast for anyone that day. In the Class B mile relay Army purposely requested a change from Class A to oppose Navy. Their request was granted whereupon Coleman, Bronson, Evans, and Briner stepped out for third place while Army finished far in the van. Wright and Cook placed fourth and fifth in the discus with no Army man ahead. Wright also gained tenth in the high jump and Cook eighth in the shot put. Again no Army man finished better. Score for the day Navy 5, Army o. Net result eleven stars. Mackenzie in Nine-eight William and Mary « Ohio State Under sunny summer skies Navy continued its winning ways on the cinder paths and disposed of William and Mary with little trouble. Almost every man was in fine form and one record went by the boards and several others were closely approached. The Blue and Gold captured all but two first places in the eigh t track events. In the field events the visitors were permitted but a single win. The record breaking performance was furnished by " Red " Cook who tossed the shot 44 feet and 5 inches to break his own record for the event. Captain " Whitey " Lloyd was high score man with a fourteen point total the result of wins in both hurdle events, a second in the discus, and third in the shotput. Final was Navy 93, William and Mary 33. Venturing into foreign domains over the next week-end Navy lowered its colors for the first time. It took the prowess of Ohio State on its own field and with the aid of champ- ionship performances to do the trick. From the start the score was close, but the twin wins of Simpson in the dashes and Rockaway in the hurdles provided a twenty point margin. Navy broke into the record column when " Rip " _ Briner actually ripped over the quarter-mile stretch in 49.5 seconds. The f 1 field men were sadly off form in every event except the shotput. In this !■ event Lloyd, Cook, and Underwood finished one, two, three. In the pole ¥ 0fK vault Steward and Kxihlas tied for first at twelve feet six. White was right behind with a twelve foot leap. In the century MacKenzie was away to a L -3J perfect start and for the first seventy yards led the field. The last thirty are the hardest, however, as Mac may testify; and at this point the unbeat- P able Simpson took charge. In the 200 Coleman gave Simpson another real battle but lost out by two yards. It was a disappointed band that returned to the Academy with the score 75-51 against them. Page 46S Whitev Over the Highs For the first time during the number of years that Navy and Georgetown teams have vied on the track, the Blue and Gold colors emerged triumphant when the big scoreboard showed Navy 88, Georgetown 38. Not only did Navy defeat its rival for the first time but literally walked roughshod over the Hilltoppers. The score was close only for the opening events. After that there was no doubt as to the ultimate outcome. The times and distances in all events were good performances and one Naval Academy record was toppled and two equaled. Kohlas broke the pole vault mark when he cleared twelve feet, nine and five-eighths inches. Lloyd equaled his own record for the high hurdles, and Briner ran a fast half-mile to tie the standing record of one minute fifty-seven point four seconds. MacKenzie captured the century when he led Briggs of the visitors by a foot. The ' latter reversed the procedure in the two-twenty. Kelly of the Hilltoppers led the way home in the mile with Tisdale and Games taking the other two places for Navy. Navy took a sweep in the two-mile when Highley. Webb, and Hilles finished in that order. May twenty-fourth, the date of the Maryland meet, was so wet that the pole vault was not even attempted and the track was a series of puddles. Navy was easily victorious by 94-32. The broad jump, two mile, and quarter mile were complete victories. Coleman won the low hurdles and Lloyd again broke the tape in the highs. Briner turned in the half mile. Maryland had enough stuff to capture first place in two events, the high jump and the hundred. The performance of Lloyd in the high hurdles was outstanding. Despite the poor condition of the track " Whitev " skimmed over the hedges seconds, two tenths of a second superior to his old record. Page 46g A Rising Profession It was on the afternoon of May thirty-first at two fifteen that Notre Dame and Navy met on the track for the second time in two years. The year previous the Irish had tri- umphed, and they were back to repeat the achievement. The day was a beautiful one to behold, and it found Navy just a bit below top mid-season form but yet a worthy opponent. In the first event MacKenzie copped the century when he turned in his now famous nine-eight, tying the Academy record. In the mile run Navy was not so fortunate, but Mac won the two-twenty to bring us topside again. The two hurdles were split when Lloyd won the highs and the visitors took the lows. Abbott won the quarter mile for Notre Dame, but Highley kept Navy even by winning the two mile race. The half mile was the deciding event of the day ' s work. Notre Dame had three entries, all of whom were members of their championship two mile relay team. " Rip " Briner was the Navy hope for a first place to win, and his previous record showed that he could do it. Here a trick of fate intercepted when in round- --■■l - to ing the tlrst turn Briner tripped. hen Ik- came up the three Notre Dame bu : HH| runners had him cleverly and securely boxed. The sprint necessary to H B 8 et aroun d so completely wore Briner down that he never threatened mf " Z» miFQ thereafter, and the alien trio crossed the finish abreast. $L± ' The field events were also evenly distributed. The visitors won the _1 high jump but Kohlas, White, and Stewart won all the pole vault points A for Navy. Wright won the discus, and White the broad jump. To counter wB the visitors won the javelin, and Marty Brill of football fame won the shotput. So endeth another season! Page 470 w three Rip " With the introduction of winter track in 1929 our tracksters were first given the opportunity for year around work. Such activity lends to the coach and to the men them- selves a chance to develop the finer points of the work, for which time is not handily found during the spring season. It was not until this winter that any outside competition was entered. This year fifteen men were entered in the Catholic University Relays held in Washington. Besides the team handicap in that every Navy man was started from scratch Navy won the meet in great fashion. All told we came home with some fourteen medals and two loving cups. All of which means that we won the Intercollegiate Division and placed second in the Open competition. Captain MacKenzie turned in record performances in the dashes to win the Abbey Cup. Connaway captured the high jump with a leap of five feet eleven inches. Five out of six places in the hurdles were won by Cox, Fraser, and Newton. Scott Gibson broke the mile record in winning that event. McCracken. a newcomer, showed well in the dashes. The lone disappoint- ing performance was in the one mile relay when the first Navy man sprawled on the slippery deck and lost the baton. Price Page 471 I E SCHOENI Glendon " Old Dick " has another of his crews again. Meanwhile pounds rolled off, rhythm developed, and eight men were selected who were to row as one. All this in the grind of winter training in the tank and on the machines. It is this conditioning and concentration on the fundamentals that form the foundation of the smooth perfection of the later months. Our critic was right. Old Dick Glendon did have another worthy Navy crew. True it did not win glory in the public eye that has in the past so symbolized Navy rowing, but it did have heart and spirit as the greatest of them have " to row and fight to the end of the race on the river. " It won over some of the strongest eights in the nation, Harvard, Penn, Syracuse, California, Princeton, and M. I. T., only to be denied in that climax of the rowing season, Poughkeepsie. The Jay Vees faired similarly well. There was plenty of power in the Navy shell throughout the season. In fact there wasn ' t a VARSITY Left to Right — Schoeni, Kiehlbauch, Gray, Crinkley, Jcng, Hunter, Pieczentkowski, Shelton, Rivero (Cox). Page 474 AlNSWORTH HlBSCHMAN weak number in any of the boats from the time the oars first touched water. Early in the season Shelton won the stroke position from the more experienced Westhofen. Teamed with Rivero, a most reliable coxswain, he set a stroke that none but his own men could pace. Going down the boat we see Pieczentowski, Ray Hunter, Karl Jung, Duke Crinkley, Al Gray, and " Dutch " Kiehl- baugh, all men with fortitude and plenty of it. Bowman Schoeni, coming up with a lame back in midseason, regained his true form in time for every race. Only Pi is lost by graduation. In spite of the assignment of both 150-pound and plebe crews, Coach " Buck " Walsh developed his customary excellent standard of eights, which in itself speaks of a successful season. The Plebes won over Columbia, then from Syracuse and Hun School. Both Navy boats upset all previous indications to defeat Browne and Nichols School, former winner of the Marlow Cup at the English Henley. Then came the American Henley on the Schuykill. Our Lightweights lost only to Princeton and Penn in a field so crowded that the class had to be run in heats. The Plebes ran a close second to Princeton in a race that provided the thrill of the regatta. And at that last stupendous trial, Poughkeepsie, a Plebe crew at the height of its astounding development was fated not to win in a race that was a real battle all the way from start to finish. JAY-VEES Left to Riuht — Quirk, Jouett, Delong, Carpenter. Steinke, Greathouse, Steffanides, Westhofen, Fulton (Cox) Page 475 i The Squad .LI The regatta season was opened on the Severn with Columbia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as our guests. It was the dedication day for Hubbard Hall, the new Navy boathouse, and the traditional jinx of such ceremonies seemed to hang on the Navy oars throughout the day. The course was somewhat rough, but the races were gotten off in time by Julian Curtiss, veteran Poughkeepsie starter. The Plebe race was first on the program, and in the final half-mile our frosh came from behind to nose out Columbia by four seconds. The most thrilling race of the afternoon followed in the 150-pound class. Tech won the race by a hair after it seemed that Navy would again come from behind. Tech pulled the real surprise of the day in the Jay-Vee race. The Engineers won first place in a race that was conceded to lie between the Navy and Columbia boats. Weather conditions had improved somewhat by the time the three varsity crews were up on the line. The wind had died and the waves receded. Things were just right for some fast times. Tech was ahead at the start, Columbia next, and our varsity last. Tech soon caught a crab and was rudely eliminated from the race. Navy chased all the way down, Westhofen rowing somewhat lower than the Lion stroke. At the clay bank Navy rallied desperately and it looked as though we would catch the Blue and White, but Columbia had a few good strokes in reserve and the rally fell short by ' five feet. HlVEKO Pciit- 4-6 Y ith one of those rare days to add beauty and stimulus to race day the Crews vin- dicated themselves, and sent Syracuse home somewhat chastened by a clean sweep of the three-event program. The Plebe race provided a real thrill. Syracuse was off to a slight lead which was extended to almost a length at the mile. It was not until the last twenty strokes that this margin was overcome, and Navy crossed the line four feet ahead. The Hun School of Princeton. Xew Jersey, limped in six lengths behind with a broken oar. The Junior Varsity race followed and Navy jumped out in front at the start gaining nearly a full length. It remained only for Westhofen to hold the lead and save his crew. They rowed their even steady thirty-three all the way over and finished away at a forty, two lengths ahead. The arsity race marked the debut of Howard Shelton as a stroke, and there was no good precedent to show just how he would react under fire. His stroke never varied an iota in beat or length until the final unnecessary sprint was made. Navy rowed as so many super-automatons and Syracuse was forced to drop behind from the first forty strokes. At the finish line the home boys were an easy two strokes and ten seconds winner. PlECZENTKOWSK! ! ' " " ' ' 47} , , . -« 4 ■» ' •» ' 1 Page 4?S Hitting It Up svivania-- .LI Continuing its good performance of the week before the Varsity went to Boston, swept through all opposition, and watched Tech, Harvard, and Penn fight it out for second money. The basin of the Charles where the race was held is somewhat open, and there was a high wind blowing causing the race to be delayed until nearly eight o ' clock. At this time there was a strong southwest breeze, slack water, and some very choppy waves in spots. Harvard and Tech jumped away into the lead, but Navy settled into its swing, and rowing a steady thirty-six, had made up the lost distance at the half-mile mark. Shelton then dropped the beat two, but the Blue and Gold shell still continued to gain. There was no let-up and no crabs to mar the perfect drive. Navy finished the one and three- quarter mile stretch in nine minutes, eleven and two-fifths seconds to break the existing course record. There was an aftermath. While the other boats were hovering in the lee of the choppy waters the Navy shell battled back to the Tech boathouse with the boat half-swamped. This performance brought forth per haps as much credit as did the race itself. That is true Navy crew tradition. Jung Crinklev Pulling Away sie It was a Navy eight in full power that took the measure of California on Lake Carnegie. Princeton made it a triangular regatta but did not figure in the race at any time with two such opponents and finished four lengths behind. The race was typical of the Glendon style. After a poor start, Navy soon pulled up with Cal. Rivero timed a thirty-six and, rowing a long smooth stroke with good run in the boat, Navy steadily gained. California eased up the beat of her drive in order to stay in. Then into the last quarter and California opened up everything she had, up to a forty- three, but was not able to make appreciable gain. N avy held her head, rowing at a forty to cross the finish line with a scant three-quarters length margin. In the final spurt, our oarsmen shortened their characteristic long-swinging stroke but did not begin to pound the water and finished rowing smoothly and powerfully. Two weeks later — the climax of the crew season. Twenty-three eights churned the waters of the Hudson this day. The varsity crews lined up, the nine strongest in the country, with Navy in lane 3. The start. A furious pace and then the boats began to strong out. At the railroad bridge Navy, with increasing shipments of water, was battling Washington for third place. What our crew was capable of on that day will never be known — the shell swamped in the choppy course. Syracuse, decisively defeated earlier in the season, finished in second place. Undoubtedly it was a great Navy crew. That the last race should not be impressive does not lessen this fact. " Let ' er run. " KlEHLBAUCH Page 479 MINOR SPORT = Top Row — Campbell, Engel, Barclay, Fortune, Keating, O ' Connell, Scherini, Cope, Blackburn, Roudabush, Sowehwine, Spiers Second Rou — Farrell, Bellis, Rice, Steere, Thomas, Hollister, Woodaman, " West, Kelly, Masterton, Janz (Manager). Thin! Row — Weiler, MacKenzie, Powell, Veasey, Corry, Williamson, Shovestul, Gurnette, Gallary, Hutchinson, Taylor (Coach) Bottom Row — Seely, Bertolet, Miller, Wulff, Caley, Gilbert, Ferguson, McDonald, Knock, Corson. Tbe nineteen-thirty soccer season saw Coach Tom Taylor and his freebooters facing one of the most strenuous schedules ever arranged for a Navy team in this sport. ith but eight days in which to get his outfit in shape Coach Taylor led his men through the season in fine style, compiling one of the best records of the past several years. Playing ten tough contests with ten strong outfits all in less than six weeks of actual time was not an easy task. The final summing up does credit to the coach and to every member of the squad. The balance on the ledger shows six victories, three defeats, and one tie game. The Navy eleven registered twenty-three tallies to a total of nine nets for their opponents. At the end of the season Coach Taylor stated that never before in all of his years of coaching had he ever had an aggregation who knew and played soccer with the same superb degree of excellence as did this 1930 team. Every member of the team showed himself a game fighter and a true sportsman. It is a hard matter to adjudge the out- standing men, but Captain Williamson was universally acknowledged as one of the best forwards in the league. Steere and Corry proved themselves two excellent halfbacks, and were the cause of much trouble to the opposition. The fullback combination of Corson and Hutchinson, which has another year of competition, became known as a tartar on defense. Weiler and Powell in the goal-mouth were responsible for stopping innumerable shots that might have well been tallies for the other side. Page 4S2 ' task, shows eague. nasi Jumbo Boots One Away Lehigh - Western Maryland - Swarthrnore The season ' s opening skirmish occured over on Lawrence Field on the second Saturday in October when Lehigh was defeated by a 3-2 score. Navy started with a bang and before the visitors knew what was happening Captain Williamson had tallied twice on pretty cross-overs from Shovestule on the wing. By half time Lehigh had gained one goal back. Early in the second half the Bethlemhemites tied it up on a pretty shot. This produced a spark in the Navy magnetoes ' and the attack swung into action again. With two minutes to play Engle tallied the winning marker after a pretty passing attack through the Lehigh team. The following Wednesday afternoon the Freebooters stretched their string to two when they eclipsed Western Maryland by 3-1, thus avenging the scoreless tie of the year before. Again Navy was off with a fast attack and again two markers were chalked up from the toe of Captain Williamson before many minutes had passed. The second period saw Western Maryland underway for a short time, without results, however, while Navy let several good scoring opportunities slip by. The second half saw the visitors count for their lone marker, before the Navy drive increased the score when Gurnette sank a pretty shot into the net from twenty yards out. A week later Taylor ' s men proved to be real sailors and in a sea of mud handed Swarthrnore the short end of a 3-1 score. It was the first Navy win in the series of several years standing. Navy scored the first goal early in the first half when Shovestule crossed a pretty one over and then caught it on the way back for a perfect shot. At the beginning of the second period Williamson dribbled through the Swarthrnore defense and sent the ball past the goalie into the corner for a second marker. The visitors then launched a strong attack and soon afterwards tallied on a long shot. Several times later they reached the goal mouth, but Weiler ' s superb work prevented further scoring, and finally Navy added another tally when Shovestule sank a nice one from the outside corner. Page 4S3 Speedy Play The first game away from home was the invasion of Cambridge, to engage the strong undefeated Harvard outfit. The game was one of the most closely contested, most cleverly played, and yet most heart-breaking that any Navy team ever fought to a finish. Our Blue and Gold entered the fray the underdog by a wide margin, but before many minutes had ticked away, the Harvard team and supporters were surprised in no little degree. it h its short passing attack functioning well Navy had the Crimson nonplussed throughout the gruelling battle. Time after time the Harvard Ail-American goalie was drawn out of position, but the muddy field was too much of a handi- cap. Still when the half ended the scoreboard showed Navy leading by i-o when Gurnette scored after a pretty head play by Williamson. The third quarter and the early part of the fourth were duplicates of the first half of the game with the Navy team still on the offensive. Once with no one in the goal Navy missed a perfect shot when the player slipped in the mud. A minute later Harvard earned a penalty kick and in the scrimmage that followed tied the score. One minute later the fourth period ended. Two extra periods were declared, and in the early part of the first a long Harvard drive deflected off a Navy fullback and skidded into the net for the winning score. The heel and toe artists were quick to recover from the temporary setback and again hit their stride by taking Syracuse into camp by the score 5-1. Navy scored at will after Syracuse had slipped one by Powell at the net. Hollister scored first, and Kelly sank the second. Rice scored a perfect corner kick which is a very unusual feat. The half ended 3-1. The third period was scoreless but the final session saw two more tallies. Minus the services of Captain Williamson Navy defeated Franklin and Marshall 3-0 for the season ' s fifth win. Ragged play kept the score low and the entire game was a sluggish affair. Kelly tallied in the opening quarter on a pass from Veasey. Gurnette added two in the second, the first on a crossover from Shovestule, and the second on a long shot. The second half was scoreless as well as listless. a fulibac F by i :■ and ma i - 1 Page 4.84 v. I Blocking an (Ippoxent irvarJ (tint n, bul Wit! Time handi- pretty Naiy in the ninute taking le net. i ill luarter On Saturday, November fifteenth, Navy dropped its second contest to the strong Haverford College team. A steady downpour of rain did not slow the action of either team to a noticeable extent, and the contest was a thrilling one for the few spectators who braved the elements that day. Despite the loss of three stars who were " noncombatant " due to academic difficulties, the Navy played good soccer throughout. Due to sterling goal tending by both teams no score resulted in the first half. At the start of the second half a long shot by a Haverford fullback slipped through the muddy fingers of the Navy goalie, and this proved to be the deciding tally. Final score i-o. Four days later we entertained Bucknell and came off the field with win number six tucked under the belt by a 2-1 score. Navy forced play for the greater part of the time, but the Bucknell goalie was a boy for punishment and managed to stop some ten or twelve good shots. The opening score came in the first period when Shovestule passed to Williamson who drove into the corner for a tally. In the second quarter roommates got together and Steere shot one to Gurnette, who then dribbled through for a shot into the upper corner. The third period saw Bucknell score their lone tally on a crossover play. Saturday, November twenty-second, dawned cold and raw with a high wind sweeping off the Severn and across the field. Such were the conditions when Dartmouth invaded Lawrence Field and doggedly fought the Navy to a scoreless tie after two extra five minute periods of play. The final game was played on a cold and windy Thanksgiving Day morning and went to Vale by a 2-0 score. With the mercury well below the freezing point, the play was fast and furious. The fine passing of the Yale team proved to be the deciding factor. The first score came with a minute to play in the first half, when after making two brilliant stops, the ball drizzled by " Jumbo " W ' eiler into the net. The second tally came late in the game when a thirty-yard kick caromed crazily with the wind and dropped into the upper corner. CROSS COUNTRY SQUAD Top Row — Burton, Blouin, Haskins, McKibben, Hardman, Manager Stromback. Bottom Row — Coach Thomson, Gibson, Hudson, Blessman, Lt.Comdr. Greenman. It was back in the fall of 1923 that Cross Country was first introduced to the curric- ulum of Navy athletics. Since that time the sport has steadily prospered. Let us review its seventh season. Activities were under way the day the Regiment returned from leave, and a fine varsity squad of about fifty men reported to Coach Earl Thomson at Lawrence Field. This broke all previous expectations, both as to size and quality. Most of the undefeated 1929 outfit had been lost through graduation, and it was necessary to build around Captain Hudson, Blessman, and Gibson. It was the youngsters who so admirably filled in the gaps. The first meet was versus the highly touted team of Duke University. Navy turned in an almost perfect score over the three and one-half mile course. Hardman and Gibson tied for first place. Hudson placed third and Blouin fourth. The final count was 16-39, low score winning. A score of 15-40 is perfect. On the same day the Plebes won from Mercersberg Academy. Page 486 Step and Step Cross Country The scores of the Plebe and Varsity meets against Maryland were identical. Navy won each meet 18-37. Hardman, Gibson, and Hudson finished the five miles in a triple tie for first place. Shure was the first visitor to cross the finish line. Navy faced its hardest race on November 22 when the Mountaineers of West Virginia visited our course. The final outcome was a Navy verdict by 22-33. Th ' s score by no means shows the closeness of the race. On the same afternoon the entire Plebe team tied for first place in a meet with the University of Virginia Freshmen. The final meet of the year was with Lafayette. In this race Hardman and Gibson defeated Masterton, Lafayette ace, who had placed well at the Intercollegiates. We won the meet 21-34, almost the same score by which Army defeated Lafayette. Hardman broke the course record by covering the five miles in 27:06.8. The team and Coach Thomson are to be congratulated on turning in a second consecutive undefeated season. Games Page 4S7 Wrestling Squad Top Ron — -Bkockway, Fairbanks, Humes, Tucker, Tagg, Raring, Snyder, Lee, Stevens, Woodward, Duncan, Strozier, Tinker, O ' Connor, Bethea. Second Row — Ford (Assistant Manager), Holmes, Burns, Heinlein, Martin, Bailey, Waggstaff, Lehman, Archer, Samuels, Keyes, Militana, Vaughn. Thirtl Ron — Williams (Manager), Flenniken, Asman, Staley, Snowden, Brown, Kirkpatrick, Yolk, Sharp, Goodgame, Schade, Grady, Miller, Latrobe (Assistant Coach). Fourth Row — Capt. Sadler, Koch, Hughes, White, Goodman, Gray (Captain), Loughljn, Silverstein, Campbell, Styles, Schutz (Coach). Bottom Row — Cobb, Holloway, Keating, Pancake, McAlpine, Hudson, Hastings, Turnage, Harrington, Nicholas, Bennett. Wrestlim i The 193 I wrestling was indeed a stormy one at best. In prospect it looked peaceful enough, with such veteran star performers as Captain Gray, Theobald, Silverstein, Goodman, and Coleman in the lineup, and other strong contenders in all weights. The heavyweight class which had always been a disturbing problem to Coach Schutz, had found Kane, a promising youngster and the first heavyweight we had had in several years who would not have to spot twenty or thirty pounds to practically every opponent. But before the season started Captain Gray sustained an injured shoulder and Hughes suffered an attack of flu. From then on a series of bad breaks of various sorts set in and in each Saturday ' s lineup so many changes took place that the team was barely recognizable. The other most unfortunate losses were that of Coleman, a stellar 165-pounder, who left the squad after the third meet because of illness, and that of Kane, who was injured in the Northwestern meet. Guided by the experienced hand of Coach Schutz, however, the team proved a master of all difficulties, and turned back North Carolina, Toronto, V. M. I., and Northwestern in quick succession. Princeton proved a stumb- ling block, and walked away with a tie which ended a string of twelve Navy mat victories over the Tiger. Then came the strong Lehigh outfit, destined to later win the Eastern Intercollegiate championship, and while every bout was closely contested the day was theirs. But this loss was redeemed the following week when the boys visited Penn State College and walked away with the honors, much to the bewilderment of the home folk. put up iteirii Mite, Page 488 Time In L The grapplers made a good enough start by defeating the North Carolina Tarheels i 1 Ar ' ll } 2- Navy piled up a lead in the first few matches which secured the meet. Styles made a promising debut when he took a decision. Bobby Theobald, who had moved up a weight to the 126-pou nd class, wrestled to a draw with Captain Stallings. Goodman pinned Albright after seven minutes. Sharp was edged out by Conklin. Silverstein went right after Tsumas and got him with a fall. Kirkpatrick worked hard but lost to Cowper on time. Kane in his initial bout put up a real fight but was finally downed. But the meet was ours and we were on the way. The second meet with the University of Toronto, was particularly interesting because of its international character. But the Canadians seemed inferior both in physique and in knowledge of the fine points of the game. Navy took every bout to win 34-0. Theobald had fallen ill and was out for the season. White and Koch wrestled their first varsity meets and the latter gained a fall. Styles, Silverstein, Coleman, and Kirkpatrick also scored falls. White, Goodman, and Kane won by decisions. This meet showed the quality of our reserves. The Cadets proved much stronger than expected. They gained an early lead and it was only by a splendid Navy finish that we emerged victorious 19-11. Campbell, White, and Goodman lost. Joe Loughlin won his and our first bout, and Silverstein made short work of his man. Navy won all the remaining matches and when Kane secured we were indeed glad that this exciting meet was over. Page JSp I The Three stern st gimia The next week Northwestern zoomed down from the middle west, but Navy had learned a few tricks from Indiana the year before and the westerners were decisively trounced 21-13. Silverstein featured when he pinned Garrigan, captain and star of the Purple. Brown wrestled above his weight and lost a close one. Kane and Riley started off fast, but Kane sustained a twisted arm and the bout had to be forfeited. Long before this Navy had secured on falls by White and Loughlin and decisions by Campbell and Goodman. The Princeton meet was a thrilling one from genesis to exodus. The Tigers won the heavyweight bout to tie the score at sixteen all. Hughes lost, White even up. Goodman dug in a bar and chancery for a fall. Loughlin slipped into a bad hold but by a determined fight kept his shoulders off the mat. Silverstein scored a fall with one of his knotlike holds, but Brown, again wrestling a heavier man was thrown. Kirkpatrick, now in top shape, took a decision. Then Louie Volk came on and took his opponent into extra periods. But the Tiger got a fall and the meet ended a draw. West Virginia was the sad victim of the Navy comeback 33-3. Hughes pinned his man in short order style. White took a decisio n. Then Goodman scored another fall. Loughlin lost a decision to the Mountaineer captain who thus scored the lone win for his team. Brown and Silverstein changed weights and each gained a fall. Long John Kirkpatrick came from underneath to throw his man and Volk repeated the act. Navy was in best form as the climax approached. Le year. T won on; 1 Page 490 Head On Collision Lehigh « Pemn State : pinned id Riley ■lit to tie Loughlin with out and the iet style. II. Loaf Lehigh avenged the defeat of the previous year and at the same instant gave Navy its only reverse of the year. The final score of 19-9 looks decisive, but until the last bout the outcome was not decided. First Hughes won on a decision, and then Captain Engel of Lehigh retaliated by winning one over White. Goodman rode Shaw to win by a wide margin, but Loughlin fared not so well and was nosed out. Captain Doug Gray made his first appearance and celebrated with a decision. Kirk and Shanker were pretty evenly matched, but the visitor gained a few seconds time advantage to win the bout. Then Volk came upon Hirshberg knowing full well that he had to throw him to tie the meet. He nearly succeeded, but with seconds to go was rolled and pinned himself and the points were to Lehigh. Penn State received us with all the expectation of handing us a reverse, but Navy was not to lose two in a row, and the expected natural order was changed to a 21-11 victory. Hughes lost a tough decision, but White fought like a demon to win back the lost points. Goodman and Loughlin then saw the task before them and each came through in capital style with a pair of falls and a ten point lead. Gray, in coming out let his shoulders touch just too long and lost by a fall. Silverstein, still wrestling in the 165-pound class, won by his usual fall, and Kirkpatrick closed his career with a well-won decision. Louie Volk went against an undefeated opponent who remained the same, and therewith the meet and the season ended for another annum. Page 491 BOXING SQ VAT) Top Rou — Holt, Corrv, Bigler, Howe, Purdy, Maher, Carpenter, Poor, Shellenbarger, Kenna, Searcy, Black, Steele, Kibbe, Thomas, Porter. Second Row — Buckholz, Roullard, Latta, Johnson, Turton, Gramlich, Shannon, Crinkley, Myhre, Pray, Everett, Dibrell, Powell, Coleman. Third Row — Domenech, Coye, Mang, Hall, Grant, Brumby, Fulmer, Reedy, Ovrum, Gates, Cope, Miller, Wahlig, Webb (Coachl. Bottom Ron — Brossy (Mana erl, Fit zgerald, Betts, Foley ' , Brownrigg, Crane, Johnson, Wallace (Captain), White, Cooper, Davis, Andrews, Dolan, Wright, Captain Giles. Navy prospered at boxing after the season had taken on the semblance of being perhaps a bit spotty. Follow- ing a series of dual meets in which an eleven year string of victories was broken by a hard-fighting Syracuse aggrega- tion, Western Maryland closed the season with a draw. With this on our minds we looked somewhat askance as the finals approached. Six men were qualified for the championships to be held at Penn State College. Of these five went through to the finals. Only Fitzgerald, himself an ex-champion, lost out in the prelims, and then only after an extra round struggle. Fitz even up by later winning third place. Norm Hall, who was defending his title, lost to Lewis of Penn State in a match in which two old rivals were toeing the mark. Herb Fulmer, who had knocked out Doug Crosby, defending champion in his weight, ably handled the situation for a second time. Thus at a very tender age and with only three fights in his career Fulmer found the responsi- bilities of a championship on his shoulders. In the heavier weights Andrews and Crinkley brought home the ribbons and the championship of the meet. Plucky consistent fighting rather than flashes of form won Andrews a place in the finals but he was edged out by Brubaker of Western Maryland for the title. To the Duke (meaning Crinkley) went the big medal when he knocked Tiny Pincura flat on the canvas. Here- with went the whole works and to Duke no little satisfaction, for a week before Pincura had battled him to a draw. Bert Davis who had won his semi-final bout was forced to default his match because of illness. Thus it was that Navy came through at the finish. True the eleven years are ended, but all good things end — even undefeated boxing teams. Let ' s see Navy off for eleven years more! his mat store ai Page 493 Pomi KIV nnnnrj Jg.J_ .1 .a «r fcJ .M •..:.. - ■ :| if ■ NT ii fferil - ' , ' 1 •V- 1 pK Kl • 1 HI Tii E _ 1 A Clean Knockout LI sylvania Follow- agprega- fesp» ihemefl. Here- defeats! Massachusetts Institute of Technology, annual foes in crew, gymnasium, and boxing dashed into McDonough Hall to once again assail Navy ' s stalwart boxers. But once again Webb and Wallace marshalled the forces and drove back the invaders by six bouts to one. Dolan opened the evening and turned in a very satisfying performance although he was outpointed by Orleman in a close decision. Foley won handily enough from Cristofalo to knot the count. Captain Wallace then stepped in and out to give Navy the lead when he easily overwhelmed Daniels. Norm Hall rained blows all over Thompson ' s midsection and jaw until Referee Short called the bout off. After Andrews continued the good work by winning his match and Johnson added still another victory in his maiden effort in the ring. Duke sat on the bench sad and forlorn because the visitors had no opponents to whom he might show his wares. Pennsylvania was next on hand to see if Quakers could do what Engineers had failed to accomplish. The Blue and Gold and the Red and Blue staged a mighty battle that night, but Navy was not to be denied and the score again read 6-1. Wright dove out of his corner and into Epstein. Rights and Wrights flew pretty thick for a while but it was a short while for the bout lasted but one minute. Fitzgerald came back to out-battle Captain Shadel of Penn. Wallace darted all around Glass to win easily. Kenna, who was making his debut, outhit Ford to win a close one. Bert Davis, who was also appearing for the first time, drove Weeks into a corner and suddenly smashed him to the deck before the fight had hardly begun. Johnson had Broselow down for the count of nine several times, but the Quaker was game and came back so well in the last round that he earned a decision. Page 493 Now Hear This West Virginia -- Pemm State West Virginia ' s Mountaineers — and what a hard slugging, two-fisted aggregation they were! This meet was featured by thorough scrapping from start to finish, but in the end Webbmen were not to be excelled and a third dual victory by 6-1 was chalked up. Wright beat Heathman in a fast bout and Fisher took the count from our Fighting Fitz to make it two. Danc- ing Master Wallace had a tough scrap with Hamilton, but he gained the decision. Hall and Stunkard displayed so much fireworks that the bout was called a draw. Bert Davis sailed right into Lathman with flying fists and sent him to the canvas in the third frame. Andrews advanced a weight and after looking bad in the early stages came back to almost knock out Karr. The bout ended a draw. Came the Duke! With great wrath because of two weeks inaction his debut was a beauty to behold. Hawkins was rated the fight, but Crinkley hit him time after time without quarter and finally polished him off in the middle of the second round. Entertaining Penn State is always a source of worriment but the Nittany Lion was tamed 5-2. Captain Epstein defeated Dolan in a close bout and it looked dark when Stoop held Fitzgerald to a draw. Cy Wallace pulled the home boys sat by a win over McAndrews. Hall and Lewis, old-time foes, hammered one another in a dead heat. It remained for Bert Davis to shoot the works and this he did by soundly thrashing Babb. Andrews cinched the meet by lacing Miller in handy fashion. Crinkley enhanced his reputation as a mauler when he outslugged Skoberne. It was in the third round that the latter stopped a pile-driver, whereupon all hands breathed again. Page } 1 The .Squared Ring Syracuse « Western Maryland From out of Syracuse came a routine telegram which to our consternation carried the message: " Syracuse defeated Navy in boxing, four bouts to three. " To the Navy and to Spike Webb it meant the break of an eleven year era of perfection in the squared ring, the interspersion of a lone cross mark on an otherwise long clean slate. Yicari racked up the first minus point when he won the first bout from Archie Wright in the early rounds. Fitzgerald put up a great fight, but Wirtheimer gained the decision on a shade. And then when Wolanin broke through the Wallace defense for a win we saw trouble. Norman Hall had Ross on the ropes in no time for the first Navy bout. But Davis found himself against the most feared man in intercollegiate circles — one, Moran. Thus it was that Bert was the " deus ex machima " of the downfall. Just too late Andrews and Crinkley came back to win their fights, the latter with his third consecutive knockout. With one of the big gates of the season crowded into the gym and with the Western Maryland cohorts on hand in force, the final meet of the year ended a deadlock. Chandler won from Wright after the latter had put up an admirable fight. A relentless Fitzgerald soon had Flater ' s towel come flying into the ring. The upset of the evening was the appearance of a tow-headed lad labeled Herb Fulmer. In just one very short round he handled Doug Crosby, Western Maryland captain and twice champion, as he had never been handled before. After Crosby was cleared from the deck Hall knocked out Borchers. With a three to one lead Andrews lost a slow fight to Brubaker, and Ekaitis evened the score at the expense of Dub Johnson. With the meet in the balance Crinkley and Pincura slugged to a draw. -iN — 8» l£ kl Andrews Crinkley Page 495 .SWIMMING SQUAD Top Row — Thomas, Vrooman, Lambert, Bingham, Howard, Jordan, Pletta, Howe, Robards, McCampbell. Second Row — Powell (Manager), Morton, Brown, Wilson, Townsend, Davis, Bertolet, F.L.Ashworth, Green, Booth, Grimm, Coach Ortland. Bottom Ron — Lt. Comdr. Cook (Plebe Coach), Hooper, Mustin, P.H.Ashworth, Lucas iCaptaint, West, Thompson, Jahncke, Comdr. Conger Mustin wimminj Swimming must by profession be looked upon as the truest of Navy sports. From those five minute afloat tests of plebe summer until the final tests are passed first class year Navy men must swim. Thus it may seem strange that until 1909 swimming was not on an organized basis. For six years after the development was slow, but in 1915 Navy flashed her works with a championship outfit that defeated everything in the east. In 1917 Henry Ortland took charge and since that time consistent winners have been turned out and four more undefeated teams made. In Ray Thompson Navy brought forth a now much heralded natator. In the early season meets Thompson was a consistent record breaker in the dashes. In the Rutgers meet he defeated the great Kojac twice in the same day. At the intercollegiates he won the fifty and placed third in the century. Soon after Christmas leave Coach Ortland called out his men and the development period began. In the first meet Princeton was fortunate to edge out a 32-39 win in their own pool. The following evening Syracuse proved less deft, and Navy swamped the Orange 60-1 1. The home season opened profitably enough when Columbia was faded by a hearty 5 1-20 score. The exciting climax was the relay which was won by Navy when Phil Ashworth touched the wall inches ahead of his blue-clad Lion rival. Page 496 mini From ss year lint Oil Navi st. In turned e early lingers led the hearty The Pool The notable match with Rutgers was next aboard. Navy had upset the dope bucket to win the meet the year previous, and the visitors were out for vengeance. Again Rutgers came to Annapolis the favorite. When Thompson won from Kojac in the hundred yard dash, and then beat him in the relay as an added insult the visitors were completely phased and Navy won out 42-29. Pennsylvania was able to win three first places when Navy took it easy and coasted home to victory. Townsend won the back stroke, Thompson the fifty, Ashworth the century, and Mustin the two-twenty and four-forty. Penn copped the relay when Navy was disqualified. C. C. N. Y. was only a phantom in the way of Navy splashes and the score lacked only one place of a perfect total. The visitors won second in the hundred. Yale with several intercollegiate champions was on hand to wind up the season, and the visitors proved just a bit too tough. Withall the meet depended on the outcome of the relay. Navy was forced to concede the lead in this event after two false starts. Thomp- son, who was the Navy anchor man, entered the water five yards behind his man. He closed the gap to a fraction at the finish, but Yale finished first and with it went the meet. The Dartmouth meet was forfeited when our scheduled trip to Hanover had to be cancelled. Navy had won this meet 50-1 1, the year previous. So there ' s our season and we ' ll stick to it! Thompson " • Page 497 Water Polo Squad Top Row — Jones, Grider, Barnum, McDonald, Bailey, Arthur, Tyree, Rockwell, Ogden. Second Row — Miner (Manager!, Curtis, Child, Farrington, Bigaouette, Harral, Miller, DeYoung, Craig, O ' Conner. Bottom Row — Coach Foster, Luker, Atkins, Myers, Huff (Captain), Pasche, Seely, Comdr. Conger. i Nineteen nineteen saw the entree into the realms of Navy athletics of a true Navy game, that of the underwater artists. The non-de-plume of this outfit " the Suicide Club " has deterred many a would-be candidate from trying this excellent sport. The Navy boys were quick to catch on and as early as 1922 defeated Princeton, the then reigning inter- collegiate champion. The next year the new pool caused a momentary slump, but since that time the near perfect system of Coach Frank Foster has kept Navy at the top of the collegiate heap. When the competition opened Navy made a flying trip to Princeton and Syracuse. It was with a little feeling of uneasiness that we started against Princeton. We were not sure of our strength and our forwards were unproven. It took but a few minutes after the opening whistle to show how groun dless were our doubts. It was impossible for the Prince- ton forwards to enter our goal area and meanwhile Navy scored regularly. The game ended 57-14. At Syracuse the next day the Orange forwards were also unable to spot an opening, but they did resort to throwing goals. Topal, their center proved himself a good shot but that was all for again Navy touched goals at will. The second team played a good share of the game, and Navy finished far in the van without trouble. Final 54-23. In the initial bow in the home pool the sextet opened a volley of fireworks against SobeL Draw v Page 49$ Just After a Goal racuse. ere not fin the Prince- 1 3 i). Columbia after which the blue-clad Lions never had a chance. In forty-five seconds Navy had scored twice and at half time were leading 41-7. The second string continued the onslaught and the game ended 68-19. Ogden was high with twelve points and Luker second with one less. C. C. N. Y. appeared in the pool boasting the high scorer of the league in their Captain Sobel. Huff ' s splashers found him just another player, and while he was collecting a trio of goals Navy piled up a 71-26 score in which everyone had a hand. Rutgers had no better success than in years previous and lost by the usual topheavy score. This time it was 66-20. Atkins registered four goals and Seely starred on defense. Despite the insertion of two substitutes in the line-up, Harral for Huff, and Bigouette for Myers, who were out because of academic difficulties, Yale could do little and at the half Navy led 30-2. The second half was more so and Navy won 65-15. The Dartmouth encounter was forfeited to the Hanoverians when Navy was scheduled to play there and could not make the trip. Thus the league standing finished a triple tie, Navy-Penn-Dartmouth. Penn had defeated Dartmouth, Navy had swamped Penn. Draw vour own conclusions. Page 49Q FENCING SQUAD Top Row — Pieotte (Instructor), Foersteh, Horner, Wright, Douglass, Dietz, Vanmeter, Deladrier, (Instructor), Colwell (Manager). Bottom Rou — Lt. Comdh. Lingo, Van Evera, Grubbs, Steere (Captain), Ellis, Dimitrijevic, Heintz (Coach). Femcins Ellis Of the twenty-odd Naval Academy sports that of fencing is one of the very oldest. In fact it is but slightly younger than the Academy itself as it was introduced in 1866. At that early date competition was intramural, but thirty years later the Navy met and defeated Columbia, the first collegiate opponent. In 1900 on first entering the Inter- collegiate League competition Navy was runner-up to Harvard for the championship. The next year Navy herself was champion and gained possession for the first time of the Carlovigian Trophy presented by the Racquet and Tennis Club of New York and more familiarly known as " the Little Iron Man " . In 1920 at the Olympic Games, Navy won honors when Walker defeated Nito Nodi of Italy, world sabre champion, and the Navy team was undefeated. In the 1924 Olympics Calnan again won a place for Navy when he took a third in the epee. During the current season Navy was able to maintain her eminent position in fencing circles, but not without some hard and persevering work and some very trying situations. The expert teachings of the Heintz-Deladrier-Pirotte coaching staff time and again proved their worth in the closer matches. The team at the beginning of the season was veteran in spots, but there was developed a good portion of new material from a squad which was never large. The work of the old-timers Captain Steere and Ellis was without fault and the foils of Steere and the epee of Ellis were usually good for points. Steere was a member Page $oo of the team which had won the Iron Man in 1929 and he and Ellis had both won places at the Astor in 1930. In the maiden effort Navy gained a somewhat brilliant victory over the New York Fencing Club. Navy won the foils and epee and the out-of-town men won the sabre. After some unsatisfactory bouts but which were very close and which held some clever touches Navy let down the Penn Athletic Club 16-6. Our fencers then outpointed the Philadelphia Sword Club 13-9. The epee and foils were very close, but Navy won each by an uncomfortable 5-4 margin. Dimitrijevic won both his sabre bouts to put the meet on ice. A third Quaker opponent was sent to defeat when the University of Pennsylvania was defeated handily in all three weapons. Harvard was next defeated 10-7 in a series of the closest bouts seen in the loft for the last three years. The last of the home duel meets was won when Navy defeated Hamilton by 12-5. As the fencers themselves express it the " passion " came from Grubbs who won three foils. A perfect dual season was completed when the Tiger was stabbed in his lair at Princeton. With Princeton winning the foils and halving the epee the match depended on the sabre men who came through to win. Thus with seven wins and no losses and boasting a combined score of 87 to opponents 47 Navy entered the Intercollegiates. In the Southern Division held at Annapolis we won first honors in both individual and team competition. Princeton was second in both. GlMBER Page 501 ) mm fcv P iavvs mavv MAVYrMAVyJ HAVTfi " VY IAV j Wlj ' |» AV M JHAVYj ' ' } AVY fllAVV Wy| vj V B Gym Squad Top fioio — Head, Vaughn, Gregory, Morse, Nuessle, Leverett, Jukes, Munger. Second ftojr— Mang (Coach), Cole, Sheppard, Denton, Curtze, Ferrold, Dawson, Seagroves, Fortune, Norvell (Manager). Bottom Roil- — Lt. Comdr. Weems, Mumford, Williams, Lockwood, King (Captain), Bass, Parker, Gallaher, Reese. Gyunmasiuiii Curtze A repeated cycle of glory often loses its glamor as one becomes inured to it. This might well be told of the Navy gym team as it continues its unbroken string of inter- collegiate championships, and the annual winning of such an honor becomes an accepted fact. The unremitting training and practicing is lost sight of when the final issue is faced and passed with such consumate ease. Perfection, yes, but only at the price of tireless effort by a master coach and willing pupils. Too much credit cannot be given to these men for their diligence and skill in giving to the Naval Academy this year a team which has equalled, if not surpassed, those of former years. A team that has reflected the standard and ability expected of these consistent performers. Temple opened the season and the results showed that the nucleous was there as usual, and that after the first sting of competition had been faced real results might be expected. And so it came about that Dartmouth, Princeton, New York University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology were met with increasing confidence and proficiency as each competitor was downed by a comfortable margin. Perhaps the greatest single accomplish- ment was the successive defeats of the strong Princeton and N. Y. U. teams over one week- end. To select an individual star would be difficult because the nicety of balance maintained Page 502 The Parallels is faced : tireless in these spend. is the strength and main reliance of the Academy gym teams. For brilliant all-around versatility Charles Curtze stands preeminent and deserving of commendation. Lockwood continued his stellar performances of two years past on the flying rings. He was ably understudied by Denton, a promising youngster. This apparatus could always be depended on to provide from six to eight points per meet. Tbe side horse, a heretofore Navy forte, seemed to be the weakest link in the chain at the opening of the season. Neussle, Leverett, and Williams filled this gap admirably. The horizontal bar was capably handled by Parker, Dawson, and the versatile Curtze. Navy ' s supremacy in the twenty foot rope remained unchallenged through the season- Bass established a new intercollegiate record of 4.5 second to break last season ' s 4.6 set by his teammate and this year ' s captain Billy King. The tumbling assignment went to Jukes, Head, and Curtze and their ability bespeaks itself on results alone. On the parallel bars Curtze entered into his strongest field while Munger, Gallaher, and Wade were worthy running mates. When the season opened Navy boasted a record of ninety-two wins out of ninety-six meets over a period of twenty years. Out of eight championship competitions entered we have emerged with eight victories. This year then saw the one-hundreth triumph. Too much credit cannot be tendered Mr. Mang for his untiring efforts every year in developing and producing teams of such calibre. Lockwood Page 503 H Al-STED TENNIS SQUAD Top Ran — Mott, Reiter, Mallory, Gold, Williams, C. C. Lucas, Lt. Redgrave. Bottom Ron — Chew, Johnson, Salisbury, Halstead, Lucas, Robertson, Holtzworth. Following three weeks of fundamental work on the inside courts in Dahlgren Hall the Navy racketeers manned the outside courts along Stribling Walk and began work in earnest. The courts were all resurfaced and we boasted of six of the finest hard clay courts in the district. One of the season ' s high spots was the victory over Yale in the opening match, " i ale always presents a strong tennis team and Navy was forced to display mid-season form to turn in the victory. Our advantage was gained in the single matches, where we garnered four out of six. Harvard was the second obstacle on the tennis horizon. The Navy team went down to defeat as the men were unable to again attain the heights reached in the preceding match. Only Robertson was able to break through the Harvard line-up for a victory. Beginning anew the entire squad turned to with utmost zeal and in quick succession Washington and Lee, Franklin and Marshall, William and Mary, and Villanova were dis- posed of in the order named. When Virginia came to town every man had gained his true form, and moreover, the entire personnel was experienced in the tactics of match play. Each Virginia match was close, but Navy had enough edge to come through with a six to three win. Penn State was next in line and the State College men were forced to give way after (i i Page- 504 I imr t ilii I The Courts gren Hill n work in tch. Vale renl dowD precedicie itdi play, thasim »«U An a short but spirited struggle in the opening plays. Dark horse Lafayette finished fast and came from behind to win a surprising victory in the next match. The visiting team lost but one doubles and two singles. Maryland incurred all the revengeful wrath of the Navy outfit and was trampled by an eight to one count. The visitors made a strong play in the singles but could not stand the fast pace. The last match of the year was versus Pennsylvania. Navy was highly desirous of ending up in winning style, but the Perm squad proved itself one of the strongest to appear on the home courts. In fact it was just a bit too strong. Sensing a real battle the June Week audience filled the stands. Disappointment was not in store for each point was so hotly contested that every match was extended to deuce sets. With the singles completed the score was an even three all. With the outcome resting on the doubles play Penn finally conquered. The season ' s play must be considered successful. Tryouts were marked by the keenest sort of competition, and the shifting of two or three places weekly was not uncommon. Johnson, who filled the number one position, turned in a most successful performance. Salisbury and Halstead were ultra-reliable in either singles or doubles. Captain-elect Robertson, a stellar southpaw, never spotted any opponent a point. Lucas was dependable in both doubles and singles. Holtzworth lost but one match in the season. Chew gave excellent service in the doubles where he was paired with the unorthodox Robertson. The inspiring confidence of Lieutenant Redgrave and the profound interest of Mr. Gaudet were important factors in the work of the individuals. Holtzworth Chew Page SOS Rifle Squad Top Row — Small, Weston, Leitwiler, Fawcett, Short, Ritchie, Vandling, Forbes, Sunderland. Second Rou — Yeaton (Manager), Baker, Dennett, Richards, Hain (Captain), Moore, Robbins, Peery, Kunkle, Hunter, Lt. Clay. Bottom Rou — McDougal, Mothersill, Heyward, Little, Thibault, Tyra, Ernest, Andrews. Another Navy rifle team finishes its season undefeated! But not without some nerve tingling shooting did our riflemen win their fifty-sixth consecutive victory and their tenth consecutive championship. Under the very able tutelage of Lieutenant James P. Clay the team opened the season in good form and steadily improved as the calibre of the opposition became higher. Rifle is a sport with such a fine record behind it that we never think of its origin. Although pursued as a drill for many years it did not become a competitive sport until 1904 when a match was suggested with Army to which the Pointers declined. That year, however Navy met and lost to the Maryland National Guard. In the spring of 1907 the Naval Academy team took a winning place in the National Matches held at Camp Perry, Ohio, and three individual championships as well. From that time on Navy has dominated the intercollegiates from year to year. In all matches ten inch bulls are used and not the larger mark as some are wont to believe. The standard match procedure consists of ten rounds standing at 200 yards, ten shots rapid fire sitting at the same distance, followed by ten rounds rapid fire prone at 300 yards. The second half consists of twenty rounds slow fire at 600 yards range. It is in this last event that matches are really won and lost. Out of a possible 250 a score of 230 is considered average for Navy calibre. In several matches this year silhouette targets were used for rapid fire, and Navy did exceptionally well here. L §♦• Page 506 iting did the vet; a drill it Camp illegiates distance, i at to of 230 is tire, and The premier meet was versus the Maryland National Guard. The shooting was somewhat listless as the opposition caused but little trouble. The scores in general were poor, but Robbins was high gun with a 232. The second meet was with the One Hundred and Seventh Regiment of the New York National Guard. This outfit is ranked second only to the Marines as rifle shots. The match was very close until Navy piled up a winning margin in the 300 rapid. Hain and Thibault were high for Navy with 238 each. The District of Columbia National Guard, which holds the championship of the United States, was next on the local range with some seven distinguished experts among its members. Navy turned in consistent totals to win. Tyra and Hain were high with 235 each. The Quantico Marines were next to land and unfortunately for them they did not have the situation well in hand. At no time, however, was there more than a four point difference in the score and Navy was somewhat fortunate to edge out a three point win. The Seventy-First Regiment match for the " Little David " trophy was a rather easy affair and the visitors again failed to win the trophy back, a feat that they have been attempting since 1918. Navy completed the year by winning the National Intercollegiate Championship from George Washington University. The final result was never in doubt. Hunter turned in high gun with 185 and Thibault, Ernest, Mc- Dougal, and Moore were right behind with 184-180-180-175. Page 507 SMALL BORE SQUAD Top Ron — Forbes, Sunderland, Harper, Davis, Lindsay, Robbins, Jurika, Ritchie. Bottom Ron — McDougal, Hunter, Moore (Captain), Hain, Tyra. Small bore rifle is a comparatively new event in the realm of Navy athletics, but it is a very busy activity and one with an enviable record. Each week a shoulder-to-shoulder match is held in the gallery. Navy shoots more such matches than any other college or military school in the country. Intermittantly telegraphic meets are also held. Navy enters in addition every pistol team match held under the auspices of the National Rifle Association. These matches are also telegraphic. Georgetown University was first to appear on the new palatial range of the small bore experts. As was expected the visitors gathered the short end of the swag being literally shot down by 1353-13 17. Sam Moore riddled all comers with his 281 total. Navy had little difficulty in winning each event, four points prone, thirty kneeling, and two standing. Navy ' s fusileers next sent Penn State home badly outscored when 1370 points were rung up to the opposition ' s . ,01. Navy led all the way and Moore was again high gun, this time with 283. Hunter garnered a possible prone which was equaled only by Moore ' s 98 kneeling. Morgan of the visitors also eased out a possible prone and gained a 263 high, still behind the lowest Navy man. A week later our gunners climbed to new heights in defeating a crack V. M. I. team. The final score of 1385 broke the previous record by one point. Moore also raised the individual record one point when he shot 287. Navy ' s big event was the kneeling when V. M. I. faltered and dropped behind. 13 Page 508 In the Gallery ots mote are also nidation. expected ii i )le prot i gain Winning its fourth match of the season with 1413 points to 1330 for Ohio State the riflers soundly broke all existing records. It was the second time that Ohio State had gone down under well-placed salvoes, and from the standpoint to total points scored at least, Navy is now sat with the Buckeyes. In the kneeling Treat of the visitors excelled with his 99, but his teammates fell before the Navy muskets and the meet ended with an increasing lead. Hunter displaced Moore as best shot when he cracked 285 to 284. Harper, Sunderland, and Forbes scored 282, 281, 281. Hain and Davis were out in the cold with 277 and 275 and yet finished ahead of the 271 best Ohio State gun. After a two weeks breathing spell Maryland was shattered with a 1390-1344 count. McDougal, Sunderland, and Hunter were all high with their 279 each. In the telegraphic match of the same week Hunter treated himself to a new record of 292 composed of a 99 prone, a 95 kneeling, and a 95 standing. George Washington, the strongest team in the east, was next vanquished by sixteen points. The prone was a tie. Navy picked up a point kneeling and won out on the standing. Hunter of Navy and Boudinot of the visitors were tied at 281 each for high gun. West Virginia was soon turned back 1392-1342. Navy won every position by a good margin but the finish was close. McDougal was high gun at 281 with Harper and Moore trailing by a point. ofljoj K Page 509 Roach Golf has vet to be introduced into the curriculum as an intercollegiate activity, but it has a goodly share of stalwart followers and it is constantly increasing its popularity. For several reasons gold has been handicapped. First there is but one small course of nine holes available which must furnish playing ground for officers as well as for midshipmen. Because of this fact only the first class is privileged to avail itself of the greens. The course is also located at such a distance from Bancroft Hall that it is feasible to play only on holidays. Yet with all these known limitations golf has gone ahead in tremendous strides. In 1928 Mr. Roach of the Eldridge Country Club was engaged as a professional instructor and in the follow- ing year a course of ten lessons was incorporated into the drill schedule of the first class. Before a midshipman can play, in fact before he may purchase a set of clubs, it is necessary that he qualify in golf rules and etiquette. In 1929 the first golf tournament for midshipmen ever held was arranged. Since that date there have been semi-annual tourneys consisting of fall and spring tournaments so that all hands might have the chance to enter. Some fifty or sixty aspirants answered the call for this year ' s tournament and all but thirty- two were eliminated in a qualifying round. In the first brackets of match play many favorites were eliminated. In the finals Harold Bater was paired with Sam Porter. In eighteen holes the two were even up with a 78 each. On the nineteenth Bater won the championship one up. The Harvard .Shield The Harvard Shield, which is emblematic of the class sports championship has been awarded annually since 1920. During the period 1920-193 1 it has been won at least once by every class except three. The Class of 1922 with three consecutive victories and the present graduating class with two championships are the only classes to have won more than one time. Intra-Mural activity at the Naval Academy is fostered by the Athletic Department under the general supervision of Instructor Walter Aamold. Teams are organized in such varsity sports as football, lacrosse, water polo, swimming, boxing, and wrestling, and also in bowling and handball. Company teams are organized in the remaining sport s so that the whole field of athletics is covered for the entire student body. No small number of class athletes have been known to graduate to varsity squads. As an additional constructive feature midshipmen members of varsity teams are called upon to officiate in the various contests, thus providing experience in a field otherwise limited. Despite the fact that it has furnished a greater share of the varsity squads for four years Thirty-One has been a real leader in the empire of class activity in athletics. Even in our plebe year with plebe varsity teams to support our class so abounded with aspiring and perspiring athletes that we handily copped the Shield. A year later when company sports were introduced on a new basis we fell flat in the winter season and Thirty won the honors. Second class year saw us again win the coveted trophy, but this year we were forced to dip our colors to Thirty-Three. asSsaSHBBSBfi Sunday Afternoon Activities Page si 1 Mimt ' tJ HONOR WHEN emphatically refusing the command of a Privateer, Jones exemplified that virtue so often taken for granted in men dedicated to a life of service to their country — honor. Of recent years a new meaning has come to the word, the Honor of the Air, wherein the sea is linked with the boundless sky. NAVAL AVIATION £ Our naval air service, with the best possible equipment in the world, has for its purpose the development of aviation both commercial and Naval and the training of expert air-men who will carry on the traditions set up by those who have gone before, such men as Rickenbacker, Richthofen, Guynmer, Ball, Bishop, Byrd, Williams. Our future aviators are fed on aviation from their Acad- emy days as Midshipmen. The inspirations and dreams instilled then carry a long way toward indoctrinating them with lasting ideas of the value of aviation to the service. Who of us has forgotten those Second Class Summer flights and who of us will forget the thrill of our first experience behind a camera gun? Who will soon forget the power we felt when we handled those machine guns on the rifle range; the satisfaction of dis- covering the trouble on those powerful engines on the test stands; the fun of piloting an airplane course? Few of us dreamed of little else but a pair of wings for our very own. There have been great strides in aviation at the Academy. From a nondescript unit we have advanced to a unit of five P. M. ' s, some training planes, and the necessary auxiliaries as cranes, work shops, aero- logical station, and work boats, further advanced courses of training, use of camera guns, familiarization with drift in- dicators and the like. We are proud to see those new planes tugging at their anchor buoys, to hear their powerful motors announce their readi- ness for flight. We thrill even today to watch them take the air so easily. Can anyone forget the night flights that excited our dreams so much during those warm spring evenings? Most of us knew in February whether we were physically qualified for flight after those gruelling tests in sick-bay, regular third degrees. Later, some of us, I would that it were all, will grow through the preliminary flights at either Hampton Roads or San Diego. After ten hours instruction, the first solo, and then orders to Pensacola, the greatest of all aviation training schools. Records like those of Byrd and Williams prove its worth. Pensacola, a picturesque city in Florida, founded by the Spaniards in 1559 and since, having owed allegiance to five flags, was, in 191 3, commis- sioned as the permanent train- ing school for naval aviators. It has an excellent harbor, formed by Santa Rosa Island -w .■.-„•,» Page 51 S and is well protected by Fort Pickens, and Fort McRee. The remains of the old Spanish Forts, San Bernardo and San Miguel lend ancient memories to the historic town, an ideal place for the youngest of the naval children to grow strong and useful in aviation. The training at Pensecola is stiff and thorough. The classes are divided into two flights. One observes ground school while the other takes the air, half a day to each activity. There are so many things to learn and the student aviators are so interested in their work that they never tire of the strenuous work entailed. The courses of study are thorough including all phases of aviation that it is humanly possible to master during the nine months course. The flight training, individually given, is a matter of practise and steadily con- trolled nerves. The ground school consists of training in aeriel navigation the value of which Lieut, (j.g.) Conner proved to us so ably last June in his navigation on the non-stop flight to Bermuda and back again. Aviation engines, the heart of the plane, gain a great share of attention. Aerology, History, Gunnery, Bombing, Combat, Observa- tion, and all the rest of it keep the students fully occupied. Even night flying takes their time toward the end of the course. In the flying course the aviator starts with simple maneuvers, progresses to stunts, and combat flying. Forma- tion flying, cross country hops, night work, forced landings, all of the thrills and hard work are packed into nine months of real labor. It ' s all a pleasure even though it is difficult and men keep at it smilingly en- thusiastic. For relaxation over the week-ends the student aviators have many parties, hops, swims and regular events much as the Midshipmen only of course with much less re- straint. They earn money for the Navy Relief with their annual carnival, festive occa- sion. Sometimes they spend week-ends in New Orleans having flown the F-5-L ' s over with an instructor. They play football for the benefit of the Navy Relief and in general have a very happy time during their recreation hours. There are golf clubs and country clubs almost exclusively their own with all the conveniences and aids to pleasant hours. Much time is spent in sailing on the bay. There are numer- ous summer resorts close at hand so that anyone can find nearly any kind of relaxation he desires. It is a place where men work hard and play hard and live healthy lives. After Pensecola and wings an aviator has enough hours to his credit to handle any kind F9T.9 i§1l «N 517 - MMy of plane that he might en- counter in his experience. The man is qualified to handle every kind of plane from a stable bombing plane to the most temperamental fighter. He is ready to answer a cheer- ful aye aye to any mission that he is sent on. Our Trans- Atlantic and round the world records prove the ability of steady gruelling flying under all conditions. Our display of stunt flying and the low casual- ties in our air service is a sign that we learn our fundamental dog-fighting tactics well. With the wonderful advance in air planes and methods of teach- ing since the time of Wright and Curtiss ; our first designers ; Towers and Ellyson, our first pilots; we are all much better prepared to go forward today and keep up this great advance that has been set for us. Who of us has not dreamed of taking off from the Lexing- ton or the Saratoga and soar- ing away into the sky in Y-formation, scouting for the enemy, dropping dummy tor- pedoes or phantom bombs on imaginary targets! Who does not thrill to the shock of the catapult as it accelerates the plane to fifty miles an hour in a minute? Who of us can forget the thrill of watching our six silver planes as they spurned the water in the harbour at Kiel and dipped their salute to the German cruisers, with wires singing and the motors roaring down thousand foot power dives? Another branch of our air service, a good branch though perhaps less personal and less exciting, is our lighter than air service. Our service has a lighter than air school at Lake- hurst, New Jersey where the students play around with balloons, gas-bags blimps, and finally after much experience, advance to our semi-rigid and rigid types of dirigibles. Of course they are much harder to handle; each man must have great knowledge of Phy- sics and Mechanics. Areology means more to dirigible opera- tion than to air -plane hand- ling. Great strides are being expe- rienced in this field. The Los Angeles with her tender has proved her value to such an extent that we are all eagerly waiting the launching and trial runs of our new monster, the Akron, with her flock of protective planes. With the combination of lighter and heavier than air, our service has built up a use- ful branch to be used along with the other powerful de- fenses that we have. It is for us, gentlemen, to meet the spirit of these things, to pre- pare ourselves to carry on, to advance these things by all that is in us. " We are ready now, " so says our tradition. •si » » ST ' • f ADVERTISING The firms that appear in the following pages have expressed their good will toward the Lucky Bag, the Naval Academy, and the Navy. As their financial support made possible the publication of this book, we extend to them our sincere appreciation. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THE STAFF OF THE LUCKY BAG OF 1931 WISHES TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK THOSE PEOPLE WHO, BECAUSE OF THEIR UNTIRING ASSISTANCE AND COOPERATION, MADE THE PUBLICATION OF THIS VOLUME POSSIBLE: The Superintendent — Admiral S. S. Robison The Commandant of Midshipmen — Captain C. P. Snyder Commander John S. Barleon Lieutenant Commander Davis DeTreville Lieutenant Commander C. E. Battle Lieutenant Commander G. J. McMillin Lieutenant Commander T. S. King Professor Howard McCormick Mr. P. S. Gurwit, Mr. E. W. Hill, and Mr. Joseph Tilotson of the Jahn Ollier Engraving Company Mr. Oliver M. Rogers and Mr. Paul Robertson of the Rogers Printing Company Mr. A. A. 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NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY " Uneeda Bakers " Severn School Severna Park, Maryland A Country Boarding School for Boys on the Severn River near Annapolis College Preparatory Special Courses for Annapolis and West Point Catalogue Rolland M. Teel, Ph.D., Principal Compliments of CLAIBORNE ANNAPOLIS FERRY CO. ■ if.) I f riin Page ■,-■? SELF-DISCIPLINE In navy or army, in government, in engineering or in business, effective organization is the road to results. American motion pictures of today reflect high standards in entertainment. Nine years of organization and self-regulation within the industry have brought results which no other means than organization and self-regulation could hope to achieve. MOTION PICTURE PRODUCERS and DISTRIBUTORS of AMERICA, Inc. Will H. Hays, President 28 West 44th Street, New York City Members Bray Productions, Inc., The Caddo Company, Inc., The Christie Film Company Cecil B. deMille Pictures Corp. Columbia Pictures Corp. 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This occasion is taken to wish success to the Class of 1931 on the completion of their course at the Academy Annapolis Branch — Maryland Avenue State Circle Page 553 Republic Theatre The House of " Reel " Entertainment Cool in the Summer Warm in the Winter ALWAYS SHOWING BEST PICTURES FIRST Join Our Happy Family of Patrons Quality Service PIETRANGELO ' S Navy Uniforms Civilian Tailoring 27 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, Md. Page 554 NEW ATHLETIC BALE GAUGE shows exact pressure SCHOOLS and colleges alike are welcoming the new Schrader No. 5896 Athletic Ball Gauge. It is receiv- ing the approval of the leading Coaches and Athletic Managers, as well as Officials throughout the country. This gauge does away with the under-in- flated " slow " ball and the over-inflated " fast " ball. It assures the same resili- ency in the practice ball as in the ball used for actual contests. The outstanding superiority of the Schrader Athletic Ball Gauge is due to its basic principle of construction — Direct Action. In this type of gauge the air enters the air chamber and simply pushes out the indicator to the correct pressure mark. To test pressure — push dou ' n on attune without d iscomiecting pump hose. A. SCHRADER ' S SON, In TIRE V A Makers of Pneumatic Valves Since 1844 L V E S • • -TIRE All delicate mechanism is eliminated. Because of its simple and sturdy con- struction you can even drop this gauge without throwing it out of adjustment. When the ball is being inflated, the air is forced from the pump, through the foot of the gauge directly into the ball. To test the pressure it is not nec- essary to detach the pump hose. Simply press down on the gauge. This downward pressure opens the check valve and allows reading of the actual pressure in the ball with- out loss of air. The Schrader Athletic Ball Gauge registers the true pressure of the ball — not the impact pressureof the pump. Ask your supply house about this new No. 5896 gauge at once. CHICAGO, Toronto, Brooklyn, London dforader GAUGES Page Every Midshipman is Eligible for Membership in the The Navy Mutual Aid Association Composed of Over 6,200 Officers and Midshipmen The minute a Midshipman signs and sends in his appli- cation he creates an Estate of over $7,500.00, which is paid his parents or other designated beneficiary within a few hours after death, by telegraph or cable. The Cost is but a Few Cents per Diem Blank applications may be obtained from the Command- ant ' s Office, the Chaplain or from T. J. COWIE, Rear Admiral, SG, USN., Secretary and Treasurer, Room 1054, Navy Dept., Wash., D. C. 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Built on the same frame as the Caliber .45 Government Model The " ACE " represents a new triumph by COLT — produced to meet the demand for a caliber .22 Automatic built on exactly the same frame as the famous caliber .45 Government Model. It is equipped with full .45 Automatic Safety features. 95 years of manufacturing skill and experience have been concentrated in the new " ACE " — a product worthy of the name Colt. FEATURES Caliber .22 Long Rifle- Adjustable Rear Target Sight — Rear sight is ad ustable for both eleva- tion and windage; front sight is fixed. Hand Finished Action — The action of the ACE is hand finished — assuring smoothness of operation and accuracy in target shooting. Super-precisioned Barrel — Especially bored and chambered for the .22 Long Rifie Cartridge. All .45 Automatic Safety Features. Magazine Capacity 10 Cartridges. Length Overall — JS ' 4 in. Weight — 36 oz. Length of Barrel — 4?4 in. Fin. — Full Blued. HW A New .22 Caliber Companion Arm for the Colt .45 and Super .38 Automatic Pistols LONG RIFLE Manufactured by COLT ' S PATENT FIRE ARMS MANUFACTURING CO. Fire Arms Division HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT Page S57 The Seamen ' s Bank for Savings 74 Wall Street, New York, N. Y. This bank was chartered in 1829, especially to en- courage thrift among men of the sea. We invite you to use the facilities of this strong bank. One dollar will start an account. Deposits draw interest from the day they are received. You can do business with this bank from any part of the world. Send for leaflet " Banking by mail. " We owe over 100,000 depositors more than $100,000,000. Total resour- ces exceed $125,000,000. Allotments accepted. SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES AT $3.50 A YEAR " DAVIDSON PUMPS » on new Crui sers Louisville and Chicago Used in the Navy for over 40 years GEO. J. DAVIS 76 Maryland Avenue ANNAPOLIS, MD. NAVY NOVELTIES PENNANTS PILLOWS BANNERS Paper stickers for the windshield or the suit case. 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Welded into a continuous piece of metal, the frames have no wood screw joints, no dowels, no glue. In severe racking tests they have been banged to the floor thousands of times without damage. Wooden chairs, given this same test, gave out in very short order. Alcoa Aluminum Chairs are finished in walnut, mahogany and oak wood grains; in baked enamel of any color, or in natural aluminum. The natural aluminum is distinctly modern. Upholsteries are either in full mission leather; green, blue, brown or maroon, or in a wide range of fabrics. There is a wide variety of styles. May we send you the booklet, " Distinctive Chairs of Aluminum " ? Address ALUMI- NUM COMPANY of AMERICA; 2490 Oliver Building, PITTSBURGH, PA. CHAIRS OF ALCOA ALUMINUM si Curl plac Irij Mrl thai « Curii maki from Alia Only half as heavy as ordinary chairs Page 562 NATION-WIDE SERVICE WILL SPEED YOUR SHIP ALONG When a Navy pilot stops for Service at any Curtiss -Wright flying base, his equipment is placed in good hands for repairs. For Curtiss- Wright is known not only as the builder of world-famed ships, but for giving them Service that keeps them in top-notch condition! 46 Flying Service bases, linked with other Curtiss -Wright sales and service outposts, now make this Service available at 127 key points from coast to coast, and from border to border. All are easy to reach. Fach base is staffed by plant-trained mechanics . . . managed by experts whose work meets Navy standards . . . and stocked with parts for Navy motors and planes. And here Wright ' s Field Service staff gives specialized service to Wright and Curtiss engines. Stop for Service at any Curtiss-Wright base! They ' re as convenient as they are complete. We ' ll speed the minutes and smooth the miles by supplying all you need to keep your ship in perfect shape as you fly over America! CURTISS-WRIGHT CORPORATION 27 WEST 57™ STREET NEW YORK Page 563 w, HERE especially trained engineering talent, skill and craftsmanship are coordinated to me et the Navy ' s usual and unusual demands for Gyro-Compasses, Search- lights, Gyro-Pilots, Gun Con- trol Equipment, and special electrical and mechanical equipment of a precision character. SPERRY GYROSCOPE COMPANY, Inc. Brooklyn, N. Y. ■The Line X-Ray Apparatus Medical From the small outfits for Physicians ' offices up to the specialized equipment as used in the hospital for complete diagnostic and deep therapy work. Dental " CDX " — the 100% electrically safe dental X-ray unit of modest dimensions. 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Every man is inspired to make his class mem- orable for high achievement. Every man individually aspires to high honors. A noble ambition, an estimable goal. The Stetson Shoe Company wishes you success. Deeply and sincerely. And it trusts that the silken comfort of STETSON SHOES ... as dramatized by the slogan " STETSON WALKS THE FIRST TEN MILES " . . . will continue to be your footwear buddy on life ' s ladder as in academy days. Smart Stetson Shops and Agencies in all prin- cipal cities. 77 eSTETSON SHOECOMPANY, nc. SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK SHOPS 289 Madison Avenue, near 41st Street 15 West 42nd Street, just off Fifth Avenue Broadway at 45th Street, Hotel Astor Empire State Building 34th Street at Fifth Avenue Page $6$ Compliments of HARRY A. MACKEY Mayor Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ANYWHERE ON THE GLOBE COOK ' S TRAVEL SERVICE Europe 1931- — Summer Vacation Travel A series of attractive tours by highest class steamers. Sailings via North Atlantic and Southern Routes. Itineraries covering Great Britain — Continental Europe — North Cape — Russia. Popular Tours at moderate inclusive fares. Individual Independent Travel to suit your personal requirements, your budget and your convenience . . . with or without Courier escort. STEAMSHIP TICKETS BY ALL LINES. COOK ' S TRAVELERS ' CHEQUES. Literature and full information at your request. l: m Sit THOS. COOK SON 587 Fifth Avenue, New York BRANCH OFFICES PHILADELPHIA BOSTON BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CHICAGO ST. LOUIS SAN FRANCISCO LOS ANGELES TORONTO MONTREAL VANCOUVER IN CO-OPERATION WITH WAGONS-LITS COMPANY 701 Fifth Avenue, New York Page 566 A NEW SIKORSKY AMPHIBION WHICH WILL SOON BE IN SERVICE WITH THE FLEET The S-41, latest model Sikorsky Amphibian, 16-passenger monoplane flying boat with retract- able landing wheels. Powered with two Pratt Whitney Hornet engines of 575 h. p. each. Sikorsky Amphibions are an essential part of the Naval air service. The S-38 has been used for several years in patrol work and for general utility purposes. The new S-41, now under construction, will soon be in regular service with the fleet. This Amphibion, with an all- metal hull, has exceptional seaworthy qualities. It has a top speed of 1 25 miles per hour and is equally at home on land or sea. Sikorsky Amphibions are built for Army, Navy, commercial and sport use. Sikorsky Avia- tion Corporation, Bridgeport, Conn. Division of United Aircraft Transport Corporation. WORLD ' S RECORD FOR SPEED WITH LOAD SIKOKSKY AMPHIBION WORLD-S RECORD FOR ALTITUDE WITH LOAD Page 567 Compliments of Pilot ' s Association Bay CBl River Delaware 322 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, Penna. Telephones Bell 2096 - 7420 - 2964 Keystone 1986 -8930 Compliments of GOVERNOR ALBERT C. RITCHIE A La Carte Service --All Hours Sunday Dinner, 11 A. M. to 9 P. M. ONE DOLLAR WEEK DAY Luncheon, 11 to 3 Dinner, 5 to 9 Fifty Cents Seventy-five Cents Special Consideration to The Service Little Garden Restaurant Telephone 439— 88- W 80 Maryland Avenue — Opposite State House Hotel Walton PHILADELPHIA Headquarters for Navy Men in Philadelphia SPECIAL RATE DISCOUNT Modern, Luxurious, Hospitable, Con- veniently Located, 5 minutes from Reading and Pennsylvania Terminals. Direct Subway connections with Phil- adelphia Stations. w.v r, .i Running Water Use of With Bath 6 Bath Single - $3.00 to $5.00 $2.50 and $3.00 Double - $5.00 to $8.00 $5.50 to $7.00 Close to stores. In the heart of Philadelphia ' s business district. Roof Garden Restaurant and Coffee Shop on Lobby Floor BROAD LOCUST Charles Duffy, Jr., M A N A G E R Page 56S THE 1931 LUCKY BAG — like the 1 930 and 1 929 books is cased in an S. K. Smith Cover A COVER that is guaranteed to be satisfactory and is created and SMITHCRAFTED by an organization of craftsmen specializing in the creation and production of good covers. What- ever your cover requirements may be, this organization can satisfy you. xc zr THE S. K. SMITH COMPANY 213 Institute Place CHICAGO, ILLINOIS {An initial order is an expression of hope — A re-order a confirmation of hope satisfied— A second re-order an expression of complete confidence). Page 569 LOOK AT THE MAN in the front line — at the races — polo or in business — active — en- thusiastic. Such a man appre- ciates Krementz Jewelry for Men — correct — mannish — smart. KREMENTZ COLLAR BUTTONS KREMENTZ DRESS SETS When buying collar buttons he asks for Krementz, nootherwordsare necessary. He insists upon Krementz Dress Sets — because they are the correct thing for evening wear. If he wears a Tuxedoj or should the occasion Dress — Krementz Sets their attractive cases — styled for either need. The range of Krementz patterns gives the one variation in the pre- scribed convention of men ' s dress. demand Ful are ready in He would appreciate a gift of Kre- mentz Links because he knows that starched cuffs are again the only thing for the well-dressed man. He knows Krementz quality and their unusual selection of individualized designs. KREMENTZ CUFF LINKS |iiiiniiimmiiWBifniiiiiiniiiiiiH| He knows the distinction of Krementz Wrist Watch Bands. They are timed to the modern tempo! Simply adjust the band to the " right feeling " size and attach the hook — to any link! It ' s on to stay until you are ready to take it off. K j e m e n t 1 JEWELRY FOR MEN □ Wear Hanover Shoes FIVE DOLLARS Distinctive Style Incomparable Value Surpassing Comfort 124 STORES IN 84 CITIES Catalog from Hanover, Pa., on request BALTIMORE STORES: 16 E. Baltimore Street 122 W. Baltimore Street 125 E. Baltimore Street 424 E. Baltimore Street CITS EVENING DRESS OUTFITS AND TUXEDOS CITS CLOTHES Welch, the Tailor Comer State Circle and Maryland Avenue ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND Caw, Mears Sc Dawson, Inc. quality HAND-MADE UNIFORMS service (Whites and Blues) Furnishings and Tailoring NORFOLK, VIRGINIA WELCH, THE TAILOR, Annapolis Agent Page 570 ' OS Wide World Photo On Scouts 24 to 31 Inclusive It has been the privilege of the B. F. Sturtevant Company to supply the forced draft blowers for these new scout cruisers. These blowers and the Sturtevant Turbines that drive them, are the most efficient blower units in use in the Navy today. Our Research department has spent years experimenting with centrifugal, propeller and displace- ment type fans, and their findings show that the centrifugal type of fan is the most efficient of the three types for this work. This Sturtevant Centrifugal forced draft fan operates smoothly, and with a minimum of noise for this class of work. The Turbines that drive these fans very economical in the use of steam. A note to our Marine De- partment will bring you further information. are B. F. STURTEVANT COMPANY Plants and Offices at: Berkeley, Cal. — Camden, N. J. — Framingham, Mass. Gait, Ontario — Hyde Park, Mass. — Sturtevant, Wis. Branch Offices at: Atlanta; Birmingham; Boston, Buffalo; Camden; Chicago; Cincinnati; Cleveland; Greensboro; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Hartford; Indianapolis; Kansas City; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; New York; Omaha; Pittsburgh; Portland; Rochester; St. Louis; San Francisco; Seattle; Washington, D. C. Canadian Offices at: Toronto; Montreal and Gait. Canadian Representative: Kipp Kelly, Ltd., Winnipeg. Also Agents in Principal Foreign Countries. Marine Equipment IREO-U-S-PAT- OFF-) Heating and Ventilating Equipment Mechanical Draft Equipment Turbines Blowers Motors Ventilating Sets Heaters Exhausters Generating Sets Gasoline and Steam Engines Page 571 H HSB Attention! important NntirH! for Nahal QMtorB!!! You may pay your Premiums on Prudential Policies monthly. This also applies to Policies now in force. The Prudential Policy provides protection for officers connected with the Aviation Service at a low extra premium. Long Term endowments as a Savings Fund with Protection in addition. Disability Income Provision may be had in standard Policies. Low Net Cost. For information, see or write M. A. LEAHY, Asst. Mgr. Ordinary- Dept. 841-8 Baltimore Trust Bldg., Baltimore, Md. J. C. HYDE, Asst. Mgr. Ordinary Dept. 5 Carvel Hall, Annapolis, Md. The PRUDENTIAL INSURANCE COMPANY OF AMERICA Edward D. Duffield, President Home Office: NEWARK, N. J. Pige 572 THE NAVY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION ARTICLE III MEMBERSHIP SECTION 1 (a). Permanently commissioned officers of the regular Navy and regular Marine Corps, active and retired, graduates of the Naval Academy in civil life, (in good standing) professors and instructors at the Naval Academy (including Post Graduate Department), ex-permanently commissioned officers in good standing, and non-graduates of the Naval Academy in civil life (in good standing) who have been midshipmen at the Naval Academy for at least one full year, may become regular members of the Association by subscribing to the Constitution, or by requesting the Secretary to subscribe their names, provided that; the membership of all civilian professors and instructors who may join the Association subsequent to December 22, 1914, shall cease when the individual severs his official connection with the Naval Academy unless he has served continuously for a period of at least ten years, in which case the membership may continue as long as the individual desires. Nothing in this Section shall interfere with the provisi ons of Article Three, Section Five. (b). All midshipmen at the Naval Academy shall be considered as Undergraduate Members of the Assoc- iation, and upon graduation may make application for regular membership. SECTION 2 (a). Members are responsible for annual dues and such responsibility shall cease only by death or resignation from membership in writing, or when their membership ceases in accordance with Section Two (b) or Section Five of this Article. (b). Any member who fails to pay the dues of the Association for three (3) consecutive years shall be dropped from the Association. (c). Any former member who resigns, or who is dropped for non-payment of dues of the Association may be readmitted upon the payment of a fee of $15.00. SECTION 3. Nothing in this Article shall be construed to deprive any member, now in good standing, of any rights or privileges granted by the Association. SECTION 4 (a). The initiation fee for membership shall be Ten Dollars (810.00), except to graduates of the Naval Academy, who may join upon graduation without payment of initiation fee, having already paid dues as Undergraduate Members. (b). The annual dues of each regular member shall be Two Dollars, ($2.00), but nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to prevent members from subscribing larger amounts. (c). Each regular member of the Navy Athletic Association who has paid his dues for the current year is entitled to purchase two seats for the Army-Navy football game at a sum of $1.00 less than the regular price of each ticket, as per contract, provided request to purchase tickets is received in accordance with rules sent out by the Executive Committee; further provided that the right to purchase the tickets specified in this paragraph is not transferable. SECTION 5. Any officer of the Navy or Marine Corps who is dismissed, or otherwise severs his connection from the Service by reason of moral disqualification, or any professor or instructor who is dismissed or otherwise severs his connection from the Naval Academy by reason of moral disqualification, shall cease thereby to be a member of the Association. CS 4 DVANCCI) EFHigERj TIOK_ Afloat and Ashore Frigidaire provides dependable, auto- matic refrigeration under all conditions. It has the extra power to meet every refrigeration demand regardless of climate or weather. And the com- pleteness of the line permits easy and economical installation wherever re- frigeration is needed. FRIGIDAIRE CORPORATION Subsidiary of General Motors Corporation DAYTON, OHIO FRIGIDAIRE A General Motors Product Page 573 U. S. S. " CHESTER " Light Scout Cruiser Delivered June 23, 1930 Since the year 1903 there has always been under construction at this yard one or more vessels for the United States Navy. The U. S. S. Chester is the 56th ship to be completed under this continuous Naval programme. New York Shipbuilding Company CAMDEN, N. J., U. S. A. 1849 EIGHTY-SECOND ANNIVERSARY 1931 Naval Uniforms - Civilian Dress The Wm. H. Bellis Company Civilian Dress for September Leave Special Price List to Graduating Class 216 MAIN STREET— ANNAPOLIS, MD. (Opposite Hotel Maryland) Page 574 TITANOX-B JOINS THE NAVY JUST 140 years ago— in 1791— William Gregor discovered a new element in the sands of Cornwall, England. In 1795, M. H. Klaproth, in Austria, rediscovered and identi- fied this new element and named it Titanium. But until about 1910 Titanium remained a chemical curiosity ... in spite of the fact that it is the ninth most abundant element known to man. Then American and Norwegian chemists discovered a way to produce Titanium pig- ments. In comparison with the older types of white pigments, those with a Titanium base have outstanding advantages: exceptional hiding power brilliant whiteness chemical resistance to acids and alk- alies they are fume and smoke-proof they do not darken when exposed to sunlight they produce tints of exceptional clarity they are non toxic Because of the unique combination of desir- able qualities to be found in Titanium pig- ments, the United States Navy makes exten- sive use of one of them, " Titanox-B " (Barium Base). This pigment is employed in the paints which protect our battleships from the elements and which also assist in their decoration. TITANIUM PIGMENT CO., INC. JXtanufacturers of TITANOX-B (Barium Base) TITANOX-C (Calcium Base) PURE TITANIUM OXIDE 60 John St., New York, N.Y. Carondelet Station, St. Louis, Mo. Page 575 HORSTMANN Quality Uniforms AND Equipments Are Standard in All Branches of the Service THE HORSTMANN UNIFORM COMPANY PHILADELPHIA ANNAPOLIS rom the Marietta to the Astoria BABCOCK WILCOX Marine Products Water Tube Boilers Air Preheaters Superheaters Economizers Stokers Oil Burners Refractories Oil Separators In the fifty years that embraces the entire evolution of modern methods of generating steam, The Babcock Wilcox Company has advanced from installations in the Gunboats Marietta, Annapolis, and Chicago of 1896 to the present day Scout Cruisers New Orleans, Minneapolis, and Astoria . . . modern examples of economy and efficiency secured thru the use of steam at higher pressures and temperatures and the welded drum Sectional Express Boiler. This organization is not only grateful that it has been allowed to place its accumulated experience at the disposal of the United States Navy. . . but justly proud of the part played as the service has established records of real achievement. The Babcock Wilcox Company . . . New York Page 576 in medium sizes, develop maximum power on a weight of 7Vz pounds per horsepower. Larger engines aver- age from 10 to 16 pounds. This weight includes an adequate clutch and reverse gear, ample flywheel effect, starters, generators and accessories. It is the result of many years of concentration on engines of this type. Usually the piston displacement is greater, the engine is oversize. The bore and stroke ratio is nearly square, keeping the centrifugal and inertia forces within conservative limits. Intimate attention is accorded the balancing of the mass elastic. Thus the engines develop their power easily, operate more quietly and contribute to the enjoyment of motor boating. The scientific facts on which these practices are based are largely developed in our own labora- tory and from successful commercial applications of Sterling engines. The technical data is available to those selecting on engineering characteristics. The non-technical buyer can select confidently on the known success and long established reputation of Sterlings. STERLING ENGINE CO. BUFFALO, N. Y., U. S. A. GLADLAR 60 ft. long, 1 3 ft. beam Owner F. L. Putnam Marblehead Designer and builder Gray Boats Thomaston, Maine 600 horsepower Twin Sterling Dolphin Engines 8 cylinders 300 H. P. each 1500 R. P. M. Speed 20 knots Page 577 Blue-Water Performance assured in advance The New Marinette 24 footer makes 13-14 miles by test AN outstanding feature of Elco Cruisers is that there is no guesswork about them. Safety — of course. No Elco boat is ever announced until it has passed (and with flying colors) tests in waters far more violent than any Elco owner is ever likely to take his boat. Every safeguard against fire. (Insurance rates are lower on Elcos.) Sturdiness — a matter of record. Elco has been build- ing fine boats for 39 years. Examine Elcos 5, 10, even 1 5 years old. Sound as the day they were launched . . . proud of their many miles of seagoing performance. Investment — try pricing an Elco that has been giving service for years. Find out for yourself what value is built into every Elco. • • • But for comfort there is nothing afloat that offers so much per inch or per dollar as an Elco. Whether it ' s the number of fender hooks ... the placing of a light switch ... the size of the galley sink . . . every- thing has been worked out from years of practical seagoing experience. As a dyed-in-the-wool yachtsman, you ' ll be proud of the thoughtful and seaman-like Elco design. YOU ' RE CORDIALLY INVITED to visit Port Elco to inspect new Elco Cruisers yourself — best of all, to arrange for a trial afloat. For literature, address Dept. L Bl, Port Elco, 247 Park Avenue, N. Y. Plant and marine basin at Bayonne, N.J. The Elco Fleet Marinette 24 $2,450 Marinette 27 3,475 Veedette 30 14-16 M.P.H. . 4,250 Veedette 30s, 17-18 m.p.h. 4,950 Veedette 31 5,750 Cruisette . . 7,750 Thirty-eight 11,850 Forty-two . 17,500 Fifty . 26,500 (.Afloat, Bat onne, N.J.) (.Elco operates a liberal financing plan for those uishinn to purchase cruisers out of income.) 9k Champagne of Ireland, Igved the World over Qan trell Cochrane Strange White Co. 153-155-157 Main Street ANNAPOLIS, MD. Handlers of BEST GRADES OF MEN ' S WEARING APPAREL Kuppenheimer Suits, Now $40.00 Florsheim Shoes, Now $9.00 Furnishings Now 25% Less than Last Year Compliments of A FRIEND Page 57l PERSONNEL AND PLANT THAT CONTRIBUTE TO PROVEN DEPENDABILITY In military, commercial and sport flying the Hamilton Standard trade-mark on metal propellers has come to stand for absolute dependability. Many factors have helped to build and maintain that repu- tation. Of these, personnel and plant are basically important. The men who work on Hamilton Standard pro- pellers must necessarily be something more than just good mechanics. Both blades and hubs involve painstaking hand sbaping as well as accurately controlled machining. These men take as much pride in the contribution which the dependability of Hamilton Standard propellers has made to greater safety in air operations, as they do in the contribution which their efficiency has made in the more spectacular records for speed and altitude. And the new and modern plant at Homestead is designed to give full expression to skill and crafts- manship. Plenty of light and air. The latest in machine equipment — much of it specially designed. A place vibrant with the will to produce perfect propellers, and pride in doing supremely well each step in the process from the preliminary inspection of incoming material to the last detail of final test. 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Washington Headquarters U. S. Naval Academy 400 Rooms 400 Baths Hugh F. Neason. Resident Manager For Eighty Years HEIBERGER UNIFORMS 37 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, Md. 920-17th N. W. Washington, D. C. FALK GEARS drive U. S. Navy Destroyers About half the Destroyers in the U. S. Navy are equipped with Falk Herringbone Gears — naturally this is a high tribute to Falk — it further means that Falk Gears meet the most rigid and exacting require- ments of the U. S. Navy Dept. Everywhere on the seven seas, in ships of from 1,500 to 100,000 horse- power, you will find Falk Turbine Gear Units operating at speeds from 5,000 to 15,000 feet per minute- nearly five million horsepower of these precision -built gear drives are now in service. Falk is by far the leader of the very few institutions in the country ca- pable of building this class of equipment. 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LaSalle Street Chicago, Illinois Page 583 As you search for treasure and romance follow this chart FROM the pirates ' sea of romance --- the Spanish Main---come pieces of eight, bullion and nuggets of rich chocolate. YOU WILL FIND TREASURE, CHARM AND PLEASURE IN PLEASURE ISLAND CHOCOLATES Compliments of A FRIEND Page 584 Y Y Y Y V y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y y y y y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y y y Y x x X X X x x X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X - -»- - - - - - - - - -»-)-y - - -»- - - -»- - - - x- - - - - - - - - - - - Cast Off Cfll £mes! (Dedicated to the Class of 1931 — U. S. N. A.) 1 Cast off all lines, you Navy Lads, For soon you ' ll sail away — From home ports so familiar, To strange ports dull and gray. Cast off all lines, for friendships Must play a minor part, For now a manly Duty calls — Your lifelong cruise must start! What care you now for likes and hates, or sorrow ' s heavy load? What care you, Lads, but just to sail on Life ' s uncharted road Of angry ' waters, steeped in death, as seas in fury rise — Or sun-kissed sapphires in the breeze that brighten brave men ' s eyes! -» Cast off all lines! And sail away The Sea of Life to roam! Just mind your course — you Navy Men, And bring your ships safe home! WITH OUR SINCERE CONGRATULATIONS ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES, INC., 469 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY Y Y Y Y Y y Y Y Y Y Y Y .Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y y y y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y r Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y r y x x X X X X X X X X X X X X X A X X X X X A X X X X X X X X X X X X A X X X X X X X X i k. X X X X X X X X X i Page 5$ 5 Index to Advertisers Alligator Company 564 Aluminum Company of America 562 American League Baseball Club of New York 540 Annapolis Banking Trust Company 530-31 Annapolis Hotel 581 Arma Engineering Corporation 525 Astor Hotel 542 Association Army Navy Stores, Incorporated 585 Automatic Electric, Incorporated 533 Babcock Wilcox Company 576 Bailey, Banks Biddle Company 553 Bellis, William H., Company 574 Brandle Smith Company 550 Brooks Brothers 525 Cantrell Cochrane Company 578 Carr, Mears, Dawson 570 Chance Vought Corporation 549 Chesterfield Cigarettes 523 Circle Theatre 524 Claiborne-Annapolis Ferry Company 551 Colt ' s Firearms 557 Cook, Thomas, Son 566 Curtiss-Wright Corporation 563 Davidson, M. T., Company 558 Davis, George J 558 Eaton, Crane, , Pike Company 529 Edgeworth Tobacco Company 544 Edison General Electric Appliance Company, Incorporated 550 Electric Boat Company 578 Falk Engineering Corporation 581 Farmers ' National Bank 556 Faultless Manufacturing Company 550 Feldmeyer, Charles G 550 Fitz, Sam 544 Ford Instrument Company, Incorporated 547 Frigidaire Corporation 573 General American Tank Car Corporation 541 General Electric X-Ray Corporation ' 564 Gieve ' s, Limited 535 Gilbert ' s Pharmacy 534 Green, T. Kent ■ • • 524 Hall Aluminum Aircraft Corporation 528 Hamilton Hotel 544 Hamilton Standard Propeller Corporation 579 Hand, John E. Sons Company 542 Hanna, M. A. Company 560 Hanover Shoes 570 Heiberger Uniforms 581 Horr, J. A. Frederick 528 Horstmann Uniform Company 576 Jahn Ollier Engraving Company . . . 561 Jenkins Brothers 538 Keuffel Esser Company 533 Koolage, H. N 548 Krementz Company 570 Larus Brother 544 Page $86 Lemmert, John R 538 Little Garden Restaurant 568 Liggett Meyers Tobacco Company 523 Mackey, Harry A 566 Martin, Glenn L., Company 582 Merriam, G. C, Company 534 Meyer, N. S., Inc 525 Moore ' s Confectionery 526 Motion Picture Producers Distributors of America, Incorporated 552 National Biscuit Company 551 Naval Institute 534 Navy Athletic Association 573 Navy Mutual Aid Association 556 Newport News Shipbuilding Drydock Company 527 New York Shipbuilding Company 574 Parsons Marine Steam Turbine Company, Ltd 533 PlETRANGELo ' s 554 Pilot ' s Association Bay River Delaware 568 Pneumercator Company, Incorporated 560 Pratt Whitney Aircraft Company 539 Prudential Insurance Company of America 572 Reed ' s, Jacob, Sons 536-37 Republic Theatre 554 Richfield Oil Corporation of New York 548 Ritchie, Governor Albert C 568 Rogers Printing Company 583 Schilling Press, Incorporated 580 Schrader ' s, A. Sons, Incorporated 555 Schuele, Peppler, Kostens 546 Seamen ' s Bank for Savings 558 Severn School 551 Seward Trunk Bag Company 546 Shredded Wheat 551 Sikorsky Aviation Company 567 Smith, S. K., Company 569 Southern Hotel 548 Spaulding, A. G. Brothers 542 Sperry Gyroscope Company, Incorporated 564 Starkey ' s, Limited 545 Sterling Engine Company 577 Stetson Shoe Company, Incorporated • 565 Strange White Company 578 Sturtevant, B. F. Company 571 Taylor, Alex Company 526 Thomas, Frank Company, Inc 540 Tiffany Company 543 Titanium Pigment Company, Inc 575 United States Lines 529 Walton Hotel 568 White Studio 559 Whitman ' s Chocolates 584 Williams, J. B. Company 526 Worumbo Company 532 Page 587 grapmes Abbott, H. J 164 Adair, N., Jr 54 Adams, W. H 165 Aldrich, C. W 55 Allen, E. H 56 Allen, R. W 219 Almgren, C. R 220 Alston, A. H., Jr 108 Anderson, C. E 166 Anderson, J. S 167 Anderson, R. K 221 Andrews, R. S 57 Antrim, R. N 168 Ashworth, P. H 109 Ashworth, T., Jr 169 Bailey, W. C 58 Barker, H. D 59 Barr, C. H 60 Bass, R. H 110 Bater, H 222 Bauer, D. A 223 Beckmann, A. G 61 Becton, F. J 224 Beebe, R. P 62 Bell, A. C 225 Bellis, L. J HI Berthold, K. C 226 Betts, S. W 112 Biglow, J. 227 Bingham, E. M 228 Black, J. D 113 Black, O. F 63 Blessman, E. M 114 Booth, C, T., II 115 Bowstrom, R. M 170 Brace, F. R 148 Braught, C. F 229 Braun, W. B 116 Brockway, J. H 64 Bronson, W 171 Brooks, C. B., Jr 117 Brossy, H. E 118 Brown, E. M 119 Brown, N. K 65 Brown, R. S 120 Brunelli, A. R 171 Brush, F. J 66 Buchholz, G. W., Jr 108 Burns, E. S 165 Burt, E. V 65 Butterfield, A. W 230 Byng, J. W 60 Callaway, P. P 121 Care, B. L 172 Cashman, J. D 173 Cassedy, H 61 Castree, J. F 229 Chandler, B. A 231 Chew, J. L 232 Child, H. P 233 Clarke, P. W 67 Colwell, J. B 174 Cone, J. I 68 Cook, C. O., Jr 234 Cook, J. H., Jr 175 Cook, LB 235 Cooke, E. S.. 68 Cooper, H. C 122 Cooper, R. W 236 Copeland, N. C 233 Copeman, T. H 176 Corliss, W. G 123 Cox, M. H 237 Crane, L. 124 Crane, R. H 177 Crinkley, F. D 125 Crommelin, C. L 238 Crowley, J. D 126 Crumpacker, J. W 123 Cullinan, R. F., Jr 127 CUMBERLEDGE, A. A 69 Cummings, D. M 239 Daniels, A. N 240 Daniels, D. V 70 Davis, D. 1 241 Davis, J. H 71 Day, C. A Ill Day, E. M 222 De Metropolis, G 72 Dempsey, J. C 178 De Young, H. G 179 Dillon, E. J 128 Dodson, L. F 180 Dorsett, J. O. F 181 Drake, H. M 242 Dunn, W. A 182 Elden, R. W 234 Ellis, L. A ... 183 Ellsworth, E. B., Jr 129 Engel, E. L 184 Engelhardt, E. P 185 Ernest, R. N 56 Evans, E. E 186 Fabian, R. J 166 Fahle, R. S 174 Farquharson, R. B., Jr 73 Farrington, E. L 74 Fawcett, 1 187 Fellows, J. B., Jr 178 Felton, C. H 75 Ferguson, E. F 243 Ferrill, H. E 189 Fiala, R. P 244 Page jSS Field, B. P., Jr 188 Firth, M. W 130 Fitch, R. A 131 Fitts, W. W 245 Fitzgerald, J. A 76 Fitzgerald, W. H 246 Flaherty, A. 1 247 Flynn, J. E 77 Fojt, R. E 189 Foley, F. J 132 Foley, Joseph F 133 Forbes, L. Q 78 Forde, G. S. J 248 Forney, E. H., Jr 190 Foster, E. L 134 Francisco, J 79 Fraser, A. D 76 Freeberg, S. A 191 Freeman, G. F 80 Freshour, W. M 135 Gaasterland, C. L 192 Gadrow. R. E 136 Gale, W. C 193 Gallaher, W. E 243 Games, E. B 137 Gannon, J. W 184 Gardiner, J. M 138 Garton, W. M., Jr 139 Gaviglio, P. M 54 Ghetzler, B 194 Gibson, W. F 81 Gilbert, R. 0., Jr 82 Giles, W. J., Jr 114 Gillespie, T. E 83 Gillette, R. G 191 Gimber, H. M. S., Jr 140 Gould, F. G 130 Graham, D. S 195 Grant, J. D 196 Gray, A. D 132 Gray, H. D 249 Gray, R. L : 197 Greathouse, J. F 172 Greene, G. M 250 Greene, T. J 84 Grinstead, L 85 Guilbert, E. H 86 Gurnette, B. L 198 Hagberg, O. E 57 Hain, V. R 251 Hale, H. H 199 Hall, M., Jr 200 Hall, N 141 Hamm, M 87 Hammond, D. T 77 Harper, J. F., Jr 252 Hatton, G. A 201 Hawk, C. V 75 Hawkins, C 88 Hay, R. R 142 Head, N. M 253 Heilig, R. B 254 Hibschman, M. W 170 Hill, A. J., Jr 202 Hogan, T. W., Jr 255 Holcomb, B. T., Jr 143 Holden, H. W 225 Hollingsworth, J. C 255 Hollister, W. W 202 Holmes, M. S 84 Holtz, A. H 168 Holtzworth, E. C 67 Hooper, E. B 122 Howe, C. M., Ill 144 Hoye, F. W 242 Hudson, L. G, Jr 256 Hudson, R. E 187 Huff, G. P 199 Hughes, J. N 89 Hughes, W. G, Jr 90 Hunter, R. P 239 Hunter, W. A., Jr 145 Huntley, J. D 91 Irons, A. H 175 Iverson, C 182 Jacobs, R. H 262 Janz, C. T 228 Jensen, M. J 203 Jett, CM 186 Johnsen, W. H 207 Johnson, Harlan T 253 Johnson, W. 204 Jones, A. A 127 Jones, A. B., Jr 205 Jones, C. R 143 Jones, R. E. C 257 Jones, R. F 221 Jung, K. E 88 Just, J. F 135 Keithley, C. L 87 Keller, A. J 194 Kelsey, J. H., Jr 146 Ketchum, G. L 92 Kiehlbauch, J. V 147 King, B. W 206 King, R. D 82 King, V. A 226 Kinzie, F. A 207 KlRKPATRICK, C. C 167 KlRKPATRICK, C. E 183 KlRKPATRICK, J. E 238 Klein, M. J 205 Kunkle, G. 149 Kurtz, T. R., Jr 208 Langdon, R. H 93 Larson, H. 1 94 Lawrence, S. J 140 Lay, J. T 203 Page 589 Lefavour, W. R 71 Leon, H. S 95 Leverton, J. W., Jr 250 Lewellen, B. E 96 Lief, S. A 258 Lillis, B. C, Jr 70 Lizberg, C. A 97 Lockwood, R. E 259 Longton, E. W 63 Lucas, C. C 181 Lyon, H. B 260 Lytle, E. S., Jr 261 MacDonald, D. J 209 Mackenzie, G. K., Jr 210 Mackert, R. W 262 Madden, G. B 112 Maloney, J. L 150 Marshall, E. E 137 Martin, M. T 72 Massey, F 246 Massingill, R. L 263 Mathews, J. A., Jr 219 McAfee, J. S 80 McAllister, F. G, Jr 151 McCain, J. S., Jb 124 McCracken, J. D 204 McCracken, R. R 98 McCuddy, W. R 224 McDonald, E. A 211 McFarlane, D. J 264 McKaig, W. V 241 McKay, B. M 200 McKee, F. A 176 McKinney, C. W 180 McMahon, B. F 133 McManus, G. B 99 Meola, V.J 230 Merkle, F. B 147 Metsger, A. B 74 Miles, L. T 212 Miller, J. A 86 Miller, N. M 100 Miner, J. 193 Moeller, H. G 131 Molumphy, G. G 118 Moore, J. Robert 265 Moore, L. S 78 Moring, W. E 231 Morris, D. S 256 Morrow, C. A., Jr 138 Morrow, W. J., Jr 116 Moses, McD 266 Moss, C. R 232 Motes, J. H., Jr 267 Mothersill, P. W., Jr 139 Mott, C. E 101 Moulton, H. D 213 Mullins, H., Jr 267 Mumford, S 237 Murphy, J. A 179 Myer, J. A 213 Myers, H 263 Myrhe, F. B. T 73 Needham, R. C 119 Nelson, R. H 92 Nelson, S. E 254 Nolan, R. L., Jr 151 Norvell, W. C 145 O ' Brien, J. E 188 O ' Connor, M. G 152 O ' Neill, E. J 247 O ' Toole, J. M 69 Owens, S. D 208 Palmer, C. K 153 Pancake, L. S ... 154 Parham, J. G, Jr 264 Parker, R. E 268 Parsons, W. K 196 Payne, T. B 90 Payson, H., Jr 269 Pearce, H. A 155 Peckham, G. E 102 Peters, F. M., Jr 59 Peters, J. M 240 Peterson, R. W 192 Phifer, T. C 134 Pierce, Ransom A 89 Porter, S. H 235 Pottinger, W. K 236 Powell, G.N 270 Powell, P. G., Jr 103 Prescott, J. G. F 156 Putnam, F. R 113 Quilter, E. S 66 Railsback, E. F 120 Ramage, L. P 149 Raysbrook, F. G 164 Reed, A. L 169 Reese, J. S 271 Renken, H. A 104 Reynolds, J. R. Z 272 Richardson, A. F 269 Ritchie, C. A 249 Rivero, H., Jr 201 Robbins, B. A., Jr 220 Robertson, E. L., Jr 110 Roeder, B. F 97 Roessler, A. C 144 Rogers, T. W 227 Romberg, A. K 98 Roscoe, O. L., Jr 245 Russell, H. B 105 Ryon, W. M 209 Sampson, R. R 260 Sanns, N. J 95 Schoeni, W. P 177 Schultz, G. F 223 Scrivner, F. H 55 Page $go Seidel, H. E., Jr 152 Sell, C. F 142 Shaffer, L. G 91 Sharp, A. E., Jr 157 Shields, W. T 210 Shoemaker, C. T 195 Shuey, C. H 79 SlEGLAFF, W. B 156 Sisko, W. J 85 Slater, S. J 158 Smith, A. J 272 Smith, Curtis E 211 Smith, Julius E., Jr 252 Smith, J. T 206 Smith, N. E 105 Smith, R. K 64 Snow, J. L 104 Soucek, V. H 146 South, J. C, Jr 106 Stafford, A. E 158 Stauffer, J. B 102 Steele, M. G 58 Steere, R. C 198 Steffanides, E. F., Jr 214 Steinke, F. S 257 Stewart, A. P 94 Stewart, W. J 100 Stone, G. R 99 Straub, C. T 270 Stromback, P. C 268 Stuart, D. A 244 Swain, J. B 141 Tatom, E 159 Taxis, S. G 154 Taylor, Robert L 215 Tenney, J. F 160 Theobald, R. A., Jr 271 Thomas, W. M 215 Thompson, W. R 101 Thorn, W. A 129 Thornton, J. T., Jr 273 Todd, Donald W 274 Torgerson, T. A 115 Toth, J. C 128 Trenholme, E. P 173 Tripi, I.N 161 Tucker, A. B., Ill 273 Tyra, T. D 216 Uehling, G. A 275 Van Mater, S 153 Vaughn, C. S 107 Veasey, A. C 109 Volk, L. F 197 Vredenburgh, J. B 159 Wackwitz, D. N 126 Wallace, F. L 162 Walpole, K. C 136 Warman, N. E 217 Weatherwax, H. P 190 Webster, J. A 161 Weiler, J. B 265 Weir, F. U 251 Werts, C. L 96 Wheland, K. R 248 White, J. A 157 White, R., Ill 212 Wickens, J. L 150 Wier, H. R 259 Wieseman, F. L 216 Wilber, D. T 103 Wilbur, R. M 163 Will, P. K 62 Williams, G. K 218 Williams, H., Jr 266 Williams, J. B 125 Williams, L. W 93 Williams, Russell G, Jr 83 Williamson, F. T 162 Wilson, A. H., Jr 81 Wilson, A. L 217 Wilson, G. S 275 Wirtz, P. L 274 Wood, J. M 121 Wood, L. 117 WOODAMAN, R. J 155 Woods, W. P 148 Wright, D. G., Jr 218 Wright, E. A 258 Wright, F. W., Jr 163 Wright, S. B 261 Wright, W. R 160 Wulff, J. T 214 Yancey, E. W 107 Young, A. L., Jr 106 Zuntag, A. A 185 Page sqi Toast to ' 31 When fleeting years have hurried by, And dim the memories rise Of bygone days of drill and toil By our old Severn ' s sides; When still we meet on land or sea To pledge the work that ' s done, We ' ll raise our glass and drink a toast To our own Thirty-One. In after days we ' ll think anew Of how we fought of old And gave our share of Navy fight To win for Blue and Gold. And now the roads must part again. And other fights be won, But ere we go, we ' ll give a toast To our own Thirty-One. St bllow sw tly by and sea » . b 1 L N i vf if A : H

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