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

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-•--• r. ' •■«■ ' ' . " ■.. -?■■■»;■■ ■, " rv-. ' - sf ' l ::ti: • Sif ' ■.r ' ,;i.:.; i -It- : ' - 5 ni: THE NINETEEN COPYRIGHT, 1937 • R. H. WALLACE, EcUtor . . . K. C. ROBERTSON, Business Manager W- N THIRTY-SEVEN ¥ Ji)jj:J[Uj Joxxq. THE ANNUAL OF THE |Li REGIMENT OF MIDSHIPMEN | , i ixxyfui UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY en ANNAPOLIS v V V r MARYLAND Qxilxixjjuuonn As we embark upon our naval careers, it is fitting that we should pay a tribute to a man who has been eminently suc- cessful in the pursuit of his. The class of nineteen thirty-seven may well take that career as an example to follow, for he has set a high standard of performance. We could never measure the respect and admiration that he has commanded from us during his three years as Superintendent of the Naval Academy, his last tour of duty, and it is a privilege indeed to dedicate the Lucky Bag of 1937 to Rear- Admiral David Foote Sellers, United States Navy. ■ -xroxeMxcnxi It has been our purpose to express in these pages the events and friendships that have made our four years here so important and irreplaceable in our lives. As we come to the end of the trail begun four years ago, the work of classifying emotions in the medium of cold print has been difficult. Just as actions speak louder than words, so pictures convey more than a written story. Therefore we have endeavored to make ours a pictorial record. If, in the years to come, this Lucky Bag serves to recall happy hours, to remind us of past events forgotten, its purpose will have been fulfilled and our labor will have been amply repaid. f».-ji S? !: HI « b s v !■ K ' .tV- V • ' ' .i 5M rv X 1 OTdiQA Juby - ACADEMY BIOGRAPHIES CLASS HISTORY ACTIVITIES SPORTS The Academy — the poles about which our life turns. First the Yard — our physical surroundings. Its quiet beauty and the grandeur of its halls will live in our memories. In our Administration comes the personal inspiration. The officers who guide us to the final objective — that of making the Fleet better for our presence — have our great respect. We, as Midshipmen officers, have welcomed the opportunity to assist them. It is our Academy and every officer ' s — the golden tie that binds us to- gether in service to our country. ; f " " r J ' •% ■ ' -s«=«« ' ' ix ti ik ti ,,, ' a ' Vsiary» ( " 4 V.««r, ' d t 1 1 li OUR ACADEMY HOME THE SCENE OF OUR TRIUMPHS AND MOMENTARY SETBACKS THE HAUNT OF THE D.O. ' s • THE PLACE TO WHICH WE RETURN FOR MEDITATION AFTER WE HAVE MET THE ACADEMICS AND ARE THEIRS. 4 i.o. ' s ,TI0N ' DAacDonough Hall THE GYM THE SUB AND THE WEAK SQUADS SWEDISH AFTERNOON WORKOUTS SILENT BOXING MEETS THE GRUNT AND GROANERS OUR TEMPLE OF PHYSICAL CULTURE THE WATER IN THE POOL IS NEVER WARM. Smoke Park THE PLEBES FIRST HELL THOSE RESTFUL EVEN- ING SKAGS THE SCENE OF THE BEST DANCE THIS ACADEMY EVER SAW OZZIE AND HARRIET THE RINGS A VERDANT PLACE OF REPOSE. The Colonnades BANCROrT S OUTSTRETCHED ARMS A PATHWAY TO THE HORRORS OF ORDNANCE A TYPICAL EXAM- PLE OF THE CLASSIC BEAUTY OF OUR YARD THE ROYAL ROAD TO ROMANCE AT THE DAHLGREN HOPS. tf3GtfMV »1 Exterior Memorial Hall FROM THIS BALCONY MIDSHIPMEN AND DRAGS GET A bird ' s-eye view of " where the SEVERN JOINS THE TIDE. " INSIDE ROCKS AND SHOALS 489 PANES OF GLASS SUMMER HOPS HEROES OF THE GLORIOUS PAST. Dahlgren Hall THE SCENE OF GLORIOUS EVENTS GRADUATION THE JUNE BALL HOPS BASKETBALL GAMES ORD- NANCE COMPETITIONS SPOTTING WE ROLL BACK THE ROOF TO FIRE THE GUNS COMPANY DISMISSED! The Siiperintrndait ' s Home A RESIDENCE Ol- BEAUTY BEFITTING OUR S. O. P. THE SCENE OF YEARLY RECEPTIONS IN ITS GARDEN OUR SUPERINTENDENT GIVES US HIS LAST lAREWELL BEFORE WE LEAVE. I ♦ Aiahan Hall OUR LIBRARY HERE WE FIND RELAXATION IN THE THOUGHTS OF THE GREAT FRIDAY NIGHT LECTURES MOVIES FROM ' wAY BACK THE PIVOTAL POINT OF THE ACADEMIC GROUP. The Tripolitan Monianent IN A SHADED GLEN NEAR THE OFPICERs ' CLUB STANDS THIS IMPRESSIVE MEMORIAL TO THE HEROISM OF THE PAST, GIVING THE EMBRYONIC OFFICERS THEIR INSPIRATION TO DEFEND THEIR IDEALS TO THE END. I The Chapel Dome IN THE FOREGROUND THE ORIGIN OF SWEET MUSIC FRAMED BY THE TREES THE FOCAL POINT FOR youngsters ' eyes ON THEIR RETURN FROM THE CRUISE EMBLEM OF THEIR NEW FOUND FREEDOM. ■ ■ ' ■ ' • ■ Tx - " - w l i ? :?•- Mm m -: ' . ' -5 Ke ' . ' ' r ; % --t ' : ■V-;- -S! ■. m r ir ' . . l»gi;f ' . ' )«i jj i iiiitiii»i i s L i twiBi W r ■ mm " ' ' - »mm ' - 2 ' The Chapel FAITH EXPRESSED IS A FOUNDATION FOR GREATER THINGS ITS IMPRESSIVE BEAUTY CATALYZES OUR FINER INSTINCTS — JOHN PAUL JONES RESTS HERE, FITTINGLY ENSHRINED. i - The Is iexkan lAonunmit GUARDED BY ITS FOUR CANNONS THIS MARBLE OBELISK STANDS FOR THE SPIRIT OF SELF SACRIFICE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF PRESCRIBED DUTIES WHICH PERMEATES OUR NAVAL TRADITIONS. Ishcrwood Hall STEAM STEAM AND MORE STEAM FOUR YEARS HAVE IMPRESSED US WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF VAPORIZED WATER INTERNAL COMBUSTION DESCRIPTIVE GEOMETRY " OH HOW WE SUFFER. " ' THE MOST MODERN BUILDING IN THE YARD THE HOME OF NAVY CREWS THE LAIR OF THE N CLUB SITE OF THE N DANCE, IT HOUSES OUR ATHLETES IN THEIR LIGHTER MOMENTS. ii - djTUfii .,x ' -— -= f f V y ) x ' x- i _™.VU=. y ' .x ' X- fiki t triJtloTi j 1 Franklin Delano Roosevelt President of the United States Commander- in-Cb ief 1 } Claude Augustus Swanson Secretary of the Nary Rear Admiral David Foote Sellers Superintendent i Captain Forde A. Todd Commandant of Al Jslupnh ' n I I Commander W. W. Meek F rst Lieutenant Lieut. Commander R U. Hyde Ass stiiiit to the Commandant Lieut. C. E. Cullen Uniform OJpcer M t 38 n I »i r • If Commander W. N. Thomas (Ch. C.) Senior Chaplain Lieut. Commander H. S. Nielson Assistant to the Executive Officer Lieut. Commander J. E. Johnson (Ch. C.) Junior Chaplain 39 r ic t ' r E ,1 To i Rail ' .- Edgar, Christie, Blancliard, Hull, Parrott, Burford, Galbraith, Pryce, Cullen Secothi Koic: Nutter, Padgett, Nielson, Coney, Bolton, Klauer, Cloughley, Loughead, Dortch Bottom Row: Wessel, Meek, Cobey, Todd, Philbrick, DeLany, Hyde • 40 4 EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT 6 THE mission of the Naval Academy as delinitelv stated gives a big job to the Executive Department. Theirs is the thankless task of whipping into shape every year a new crop of plebes, manv all unknowing of even the simplest requirements of a midshipman ' s life. They enforce the dis- cipline which, in spite of its obvious necessity, is often rather confining. It is the task of this body of men to instill in us the love of the service, the ability to lead, and the many executive requirements of the naval officer. We first were guided by them in our confused days as plebes. They started us on the right track in living our singular life here more successfully. The intricacies of infantry were taught to us step by step. They showed us how to coordinate brain and muscle, and brought together in harmony the furrow-step- ping farm boys, the ball room dancing city fellers, and those whose only previous means of locomotion was the automo- bile. Through four years they have been our guiding angels, helping us over our rough spots, burning our wings with extra duty when we played with the wrong flame, and finally turning over to us in our last year here a great part in the direction of the Regiment. When we finally leave to take up our duties in the fleet with their varying responsi- bilities, we will remember that much of our four years ' training has been spent under the direction of the Executive Department. . " " " " •-. 41 I ' ■5« r ( r . - --■—- : : © : 1 L V . i 7 " o i Raw: Monical, Reynolds, Metz.ner, Kirby, Hermann, Johnson, Stephenson, Greene, Clark SecomI Row.- Stagner, Siatkowski, Thompson Mason, Olavesen, Morgan, Branham, Youngren Third Row: Duvall, O ' Donnell, Ageton, Hyatt, Pope, Tallnian, Watson, Lankenau, Maher, Belch, Caldwell, Mead, Filbry Bottijw Row: Decker, Jenkins, Maher, Quigley, Vossler, Du Bose, Hunt, Lee, Brittain 42 ' SEAMANSHIP AND NAVIGATION " I THIS department made our acquaintance in cutter drills, jackstay sessions, and signalling tests, but we still had not really seen their true colors, the grandiose red " X ' s, " and the much more appreciated blue checks in our P-work books. They taught us of the mysteries of declination, de- viation, and azimuth. They led us along the straight and narrow among the ramifications of Ageton, Dreisenstock, and Marc St. Hilaire. The primary duty of the Officer of the Deck of a modern battleship is the safe navigation of his ship, and the place of this department in the training of the future young officer is evident We heard sea stories about the finger sextant, the destrover that dropped anchor after days at sea in a thick fog, and killed two men on the dock, and many others. On first class cruise came our first practical test of just what could be done with the theory of naviga- tion that we had learned. There seemed to be cooperation between the horizon and the stars so that when one was present the other was conspicuous by its absence. The tactics of modern warfare were taught to the embryo strategists in our class under the able direction of this department. Now we take leave of the Nav Department with happy memories, and carrying firmly emblazoned on our memories the sten- torian battle cri es — " Calculated greater away, " and " Sail Hypo William " — so we give four bells and a jingle and proceed to the Fleet for our future life. .. ' " " " •-. , ' ' ,. " ' Captain F. A. L. Vossler Head of Departtmnt 43 Top Ron. ConnellL-y, Chandler, Hobby, Pogue, Humphreys, Laffan, Jordan, Day Second Row: Sampson, Mitchell, Tibbetts, Evans, Heil, Anderson, Wolleson Bottom Row: Bartlett, Welch, Balsley, James, Herrmann, Clay, Parker 44 I ORDNANCE AND GUNNERY Z » ' • - THE Chinese have been referred to in no uncertain terms as a clever people. Thev have conceived some inventions one of which is the bane of manv midshipmen ' s lives — gunpowder. From plebe summer to Diploma, the Depart- ment of Ordnance and Gunnerv is an ever present evil. Ordnance is an important factor in naval success, but even such an indisputable truth cannot furnish recompense to the unsat. At the title range, in the classroom, and in the armory, ordnance maintains its evil disposition. Confiden- tial publications, torpedoes, interior and exterior ballistics follow bv in rapid succession with the menace of the little red book forever present. On summer cruises ordnance takes on a more pleasant aspect. Much hard drill must of course be carried out, but when the day comes for S R B P each man feels a quickened pulse as the big guns speak with their voices and actions controlled by midshipmen. One thing the Ordnance Department firmly insists upon is the absolute observance of all safety precautions. The wisdom of this is generally realized, but the trouble which such action involves is naturally the cause of much growling, and when safety precautions are carried so far that first class must wear garters to keep from tripping over falling socks, it is a shame indeed. A long time after graduation we will remember this department ' s favorite expression: " Those who have fired twice or more fall in on the left; those who have fired less than twice, fall in on the right; those who have done neither, stand fast. " ' " -- y rX ' Captain Jules James Hsad of Department 45 t ir I -■A ' i To ) Row.- Clark, Willcox, Cronin, Stoddard, Landstreet, Farrow, Creasor, Phle,t;er, ilLiiison, Lill.ird, French SeLoihl Kou: Beneze, Page, Gates, Goodall, Dav, Talbot, Brown, Parker, Farrell Third Kow: Gingras, Eakens, Mclsaac, McCool, Slaven, Veager, Sharp, Fitzgerald, Burt, Ryan, Dusinberre Bottovi Row: Ward, Downes, Carr, Godwin, Bruce, Burhans, Bannerman, Vetter, Butterheld 46 : MARINE ENGINEERING THE trials and tribulations of the Steam Department will haunt the minds of many when other memories of the Academy have become quite dim. Four years of work in Isherwood Hall have been to a few a source of pleasure and velvet, to most of us a source of worry and wonder. Beginning plebe year with the drawing room and moving rapidlv through Johnny Gow, metallurgy, heat transfer (remember Dusie ' s pride and joy?), those wearisome weeks of second class summer, then on to thermodynamics, naval machinery, construction, until finally we reached M. E. I., Steam has gotten progressively worse. Whoever planned the academic group wisely placed the Steam building off by itself. The mind can scarcely realize the horrors that would ensue were this building placed where its spirit could per- meate the others. Perhaps that is too harsh a viewpoint, for we will all remember those few moments at the end of the period when the chalk dust had settled, and the prof sat back and said, " Any more questions, gentlemen? No? Well, I ' ll tell you about an experience I had out on the China Station. " Out would come such gems as the one about the destroyer that used her ash cans to secure a fish dinner for all hands, or even that masterpiece about the time the mess cook spilled the beans down the blower. It is possible that sometime, when the temperature in the fire- room reaches 140° and there is no shade, such happy mem- ories will make us smile. ' " " " ♦••« X f ' " : Captain Bryson Bruce Head of Department 47 I J s 4 x Top Row.- Wilson, Ball, Littauer, Stotz, Hawkins, Currier, Hammond, Kern, Conrad, Lamb, Church Second Row: Adell, Moore, Kneeland, Lyle, Rodgers, Scarborough, Addison, Tyler, Gates, Kells Searles, Mayer, Boyd Bottom Ron:- Dillingham, Korns, Eppes, Dees, Leiper, Smith, Capron, Stein, Gallowav, Martin, Clements • 48 T DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS yL f ' f " v T the end of voun£;ster vear there is always a big cele- AT the e l . brati ' " " " -.. must tight its wav through the intricate maze offered by this department and woe betide the unwary one who has the mistaken idea that Math is fruit. Math demands con- stant attention — the trees bear out the truth of this to those who sometimes doubt. Solid geometry during plebe summer is the first omen of the storm to come, and it is followed by trigonometr y and college algebra — remember tossing those pennies to see just how many would come up tails? Calculus is another snare and youngster year with its rapid succession of differentials, mechanics, and spherical trigonometry is far from a pleasant thought. Thus it is no wonder that each class so joyfully buries Math. Math may be dead, but its spirit lives on — in ordnance, juice, and steam where we found sadlv that now we had to use all those formulas we thought we could forget. We realized then why we had studied so much Math — taking an ordinary four year course in two. It was simply a means of preparing us for these practical subjects, and in the end we finally came to ap- preciate the necessity of having this department. Math forms the groundwork for much of the work done by the Navy, be it in building, running, or fighting ships. Math is dead — long live Math; and the slip-stick reigns over all. ' 0 ' Commander W. V. Smith Head of Department 49 — „, i, ' ' r m . riMrtmt ' f iS ■is -i - - a6». _ B_i_ E_. • - JS • ■ 4j» . . e% . I i. , N, " % 1 To i RoHv Grav, Bibhv, Daniel, Lyttle, Schieke, Malone, Howard, Marshall Second Ran:- Zemmer, Leith, Roedel, MacDonald, McCune, Coley, Thomson, Hall, Roth, Dodson, Ballou, Andrews T iini Row: Legg, Leppert, Goodnough, Pearson, Eaton, Thayer, Doe, McFadden, Southworth, Forbes, Jensen, Outerhridge, Akin Bottom Ro«v Tillson, Olsen, Derx, Glutting, Vanderkloot, Smith, ConoUy, Dashiell, Briscoe, Hungerford, Wyatt • • A i ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING THE naval officer of the present day needs a firm founda- tional understanding of the physical sciences. Electric- ity has come to fulfill an important function in modern day maritime travel, and it promises to be even more important in the future. It is the aim of this department to indoctrinate the future officers of our navy with the rudimentary prin- ciples of chemistry, physics, electrical engineering, and radio. The short period of instruction available makes the job one of considerable magnitude. Plebe year with our slipsticks locked at a constant 6.06 X 10 ' ' we probed the mysteries of the atom. At the same time we learned the applications of chemistry to our profession, in explosives manufacture, gas defense, and boiler water analysis. Young- ster vear Slipstick Willie led us in the paths of torque, pre- cession, and spin. Many were the brows wrinkled with care as we tried to fathom the intricacies of rotors, inductance, reactance, and E = E,„„sin wt. We pondered the principles of electric drive ships, and thanked our lucky stars for chief warrant electricians. Finally we met radio on a purely professional basis, and began to understand why that radio of ours hummed and crackled the way it always did. The Juice Department introduced us to the sciences which under- lie modern construction progress, and made us more capable of following the changes which are sure to come as our knowledge of these natural forces becomes more widespread. X " " " -K 51 Top Riiu: Cook, Stephens, Diernch, D.irJen, Toney, Gray, Rucker, Lonnelly Secanil Row: ]!imes. Pottle, Lewis, McCutchen, Pease, McGinnis, West, Hartwig Biirrom Row: DeWeese, McCoriniclc, Heath, Westcott, Alden, Ray, Norris, Hibhs, Sturdy ENGLISH AND HISTORY 7 MOST graduates of high schools naturally assume that upon receiving their diploma they have full command of the English language. The Bull Department, hov ' ever, serves as a rude awakening for such individuals. Those who aspire to be " officers and gentlemen " ' must serve a new apprenticeship, during most of which English changes from the tried and true friend of the past to a mysterious stranger. Such is the manner in which we learn true English, and the plebe learns two English languages — one for the classroom, and the other for ordinary use. Once past this stage in the course the study becomes much more entertaining and decidedly easier. A study of the famous poems of our lan- guage is followed by one year of history, half of which is naval history. From the first rude canoe down through the Battle of Jutland with its eternal riddle, the sea fight ers of the world with their glorious traditions march before us. A study of contemporary literature gives a glimpse into dis- tant lands. First class year holds for us a great thrill — at last we may select one course which we wish to take, an opportunity afforded only by this department. For some few the course has been unpleasant, but in the future there may come a time when the toastmaster glances around the table and then announces that you will speak. It is then that the Bull Department and its painstaking efforts at broadening our minds and cultivating our speech will be kindly remembered. ,,r — Professor C. S. Alden Head oj Department 53 i .. -=«.««. , ii-xX ' l Top Row; Russillo, Hines, Vazquez, Hickox, Thomas, Cauheld, Sewell, Goyette, Nosrrand, High, Hewett Second Row: Lajoye, Saurette, Carson, Winchell, Fowler, Fowler, Dahlpren, Starnes, Rutt Bottom Raw: Purdie, Baber, Olivet, Pursell, Crosby, Fernandez, Ansel, Colton, Whiteford 54 DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES M ' rl I I I IT certainly is a swell feeling to go home on leave and nonchalantly astound our friends at home with words and phrases borrowed from the various people across the broad Atlantic. The Department of Modern Languages fills an important position in our Academy life. They take us in hand when we enter and try to shape for us a correct pronunciation in our chosen foreign tongue. Then they lead us among the maze of foreign grammar. During the first three years Dago furnishes for some a relaxation from the coldness of our sciences, and for others their only pitfall. Youngster cruise comes, and the Dago savoir uses his " Habl a espaiiol , " or " Parlez- vous ' ' on every foreigner met . Then we come to practical languages, naval phraseology. The knowledge of a foreign language may lead in future service life to interesting special duties such as advance agent for the commanding officer ashore or a post at some embassy. The Dago Department, consisting as it does of some of the most noteworthy characters of our faculty, has had the big job of teaching modern languages to people of widely varying interest, but they have done their job well. We can thank them in later life when a well turned phrase chokes the people who snicker at our linguistic abilities. Remember the sun, snake, triangle, and other allied geo- metry, and the vocabulary becomes sheer fruit. All one needs is the universal formula and all languages become one. „— . 55 i ' m JW ' Trip Run.- D.iMson, Comly, ToJJ Secant Row: Young, Hensel, Newton, Mcintosh, Tortorich Bmom Row: Dupre, Hall, McBride, Robert, Biggs • 56 ECONOMICS AND GOVERNMENT uLtT J vBr a A FEW years ago the curriculum of Uncle Sam ' s school for spoiled and pampered pets was modified somewhat — the result a new department — Economics and Government. It was believed that all midshipmen should have a clear idea of how governments and individuals conducted their affairs, and from this idea sprang our latest baby. The growth and progress of this baby has been a joy to the officers connected with it and to the midshipmen. Believing that its scope was such that it could vary somewhat from the methods used by other departments, E and G decided to present its subject in a new way. Giving out the questions to be asked at recitations in advance of the period was a new idea. Allowing time for free discussion in class was another thing immediately popular. In addition to the new method of presentation the subjects covered have been well received. A study of our own government was followed by an analysis of European countries and then followed a year of Eco- nomics. A carefully chosen group of experts delivered lec- tures presenting views and discussions of the subjects being covered. Modern and interesting, each new study was one that was not only a pleasure to bone, but which would surely prove to be valuable later on. It is with real regret that we leave this department for our work has truly been a pleasure. Those study hours in our rooms to prepare for exams and those " to be read in rooms " assignments will be long remembered. " " " " -v Captain L. B. McBride (CC) Head of Department 57 58 ir PHYSICAL TRAINING ' ' RECREATION is necessary in the life of any man, and _ the Physical Training Department helps us to direct the use of our leisure time (such as it is) into channels which will benefit us by building up healthy bodies. Without this last qualification the naval officer cannot hope to succeed in a job which requires constant alertness and the ability to make quick decisions. All of our athletic coaches who direct so successfully the Dig Blue Teams that year after year have their place in the top flight of the inter-collegiate representatives are members of this department. Intramural sports also are directed by this branch of our academic board. Every midshipman is encouraged to participate in some form of athletics. In this way the principles of sports- manship and good fellowship which are necessary in the makeup of a leader are indoctrinated in the regiment. We have had long back breaking Swedish drill — " To forward lying on the right side. " We have tried to swim the re- quired tests with that chocolate eclair that we had for chow pulling us downward. We have grunted and strained while wrapped up in those ingenious gadgets — the strength ma- chines. Finally we have received instructions in the great social sport, golf. Throughout our association with the members of this department we have found that they have a real interest in our welfare, and that they are always ready to help us in any way possible. ,.------ • %v •• Captain R. C. Giffen }iead of Department 59 60 I DEPARTMENT OF HYGIENE L % % ' s No matter where one finds his niche — in the Navy or on the outside — hygiene is important. The mission of the Naval Academy places emphasis on " sound minds in healthy bodies. " Manv departments help to produce the sound minds but only this one has the important task of showing us the importance of our physical condition. The Department of Hygiene fulfills its job well. From the first plebe summer lecture to the end of our careers as midshipmen this department stands by to instruct and give us a helping hand. Sick Bav, the hospital, and Misery Hall are places of solace for the sick, lame, and lazy. Well given lectures and a single examination comprise the whole course, but the principles of go od health are well covered. The work of this department never ceases, for there are always dental work, beauty rests, eye refractions, sprains, and bruises to be taken care of. Even during the summer cruises the advice and counsel of the doctors carry on the good work that has been done ashore. It is on the cruise more than anywhere else that the importance of hygiene in the navy is recog- nized. Crowded living conditions and facilities necessarily inferior to those ashore call for a constant effort to keep oneself fit. The good naval officer is concerned not only with his own health but with that of the men under him, and the Department of Hygiene gives the necessary information to maintain a healthy ship. r " ' " " C. PT.MN D. G. Sutton (MC) Head of Departmetir I 61 1 ,00 " " ' " ' t » ' Vw-y y • r ' r ' 1 it ' ( r ' jwrdf cduucnrx r » ' •• ■«-» ' . ' 0 fc 59 ««i ■ J ' ■ DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS I FIRST CLASS son Lander Heigh Wescott SECOND CLASS Harlan Jennings THIRD CLASS Deane Millington Brennan McConnaughay Tucker Watson Croft Stevenson Odell Thomas Rye Sharp Carlson Schock FOURTH CLASS Carew Phelan Boyum Eckert McCollum Tilton Smalzel Hanna Dueber Fisher Bottenberg Smallwood Mathews Peebles Dupzyk Dabhey Sims Lib bey Bingham Bockius Henney Dobie Hardy Clark 64 m i ' " a Mf-«1 r-xm , mm 41 m • ' 1 W • . w ' — Cousi REGIMENTAL STAFFS Ball Davies Anderson Halla Julihn WoODHULL Robinson Hessel Schneider Menefee Nielsen Mingav Nash Bell Grantham -U m ■■ I Pi- BB aai ' II ■l_ H... 1. ■■ ir ■■ — m jsjgj[(i jj2g22£i l jfiii;Xj.- ft ; JStm MHHtHMMT? Iffrifliif h r PPWPBI ' W " " Taylor Schneider Grantham Anderson Nash Kissinger Filippone Nicholson Madison 65 FIRST BATTALION Nielsen Chambers Patrick Mack Wallace Barkley 66 Lt. R. V. Hull Cunningham Patriarca Narter Cassidy Taylor West Patrick Young Moore Lirette Mehlhop Woodard Lajaunie Narter Obermeyer Bottenfield FIRST COMPANY BaW Jordan Patriarca Lirette Taylor Hirschberger MouNTREY Obermeyer Cunningham 67 Reese O ' Hare SECOND COMPANY Fisher Wallace Lytle Brown Ballinger Lt. W. p. Burford PUTMAN W ' augh Hauper Ballinger Reesb Reid Taylor Byrum J 68 •fl McKaig 11 ROWE COKER Crenshaw Schmidt Lanham Pond ROBY Gibson Pond Stuessi Shaffer Schmidt THIRD COMPANY 69 Lt. Comdr. L. p. ' essell SwiFi Norman Barry Smith Kissinger SECOND BATTALION NoRTHWouo Shamer Nester Brinckloe Dalton luLlHN 70 Lt. T. H. Parrott Savage Warder Ruth Nester Hahn Johnson Burgess Bennett Dressendorfer Williams Kelly Rixev Brown Hart Vance [},l:i ' Johnson Hart Moore Burgess FOURTH COMPANY 71 Lt. J. C. McCuTCHEN Rengel Thomas Pridmore Usher Northwood GuSTlN Br INGLE HuEY «g ' • ' Taylor Dalton Lowndes Tate Miller Adams White FIFTH COMPANY HuEY Sherry Rengel Bottomley Swift Miller Gustin 72 I Lt. J. W. Blanchard t „: RiMMER Hall Hartman Ross FaRRINGTON HaLLA MOLTENl Transue MoLTENi Cheney Sanderson Scales GiLKESON ShAMER MoRSE Shea Lansdowne Hartman Ross Farrington Morse Gibson Barry SIXTH COMPANY 73 Lt. Comdr. S. T. Cloughley Shupper RuGE Adams Colbert Van Patten THIRD BATTALION 74 I Lt. W. p. Folk Shreider Walsh Dally Moore Pace Madison Watkins Grantham MoRRELL Stewart Anderson Colbert Carnes Edwards Zellner Dally i Walsh Adams Moore Zellner Messenheimer Watkins Morrell SEVENTH COMPANY 75 EIGHTH COMPANY Garvin Rankin Jones Soucek Lt. H. B. Edgar Robertson Hansen Snodgrass Wildt Brantley HUELSENBECK StEVENS PaTTERSON Hughes Mead Snodgrass Clark Wengrovius Patterson Reece Huelsenbeck I 1 Hansen Wildt Hughes Patterson Mead Snodgrass Stevens Reece NINTH COMPANY 77 Cruse Seitz Thomas DE GoLIAN Eddy Lt. Comdr. C. E. Coney O ' ROURKE Hartmann Strono Kreikenbaum FOURTH BATTALION Arentzev Spruance Ramey w ' oodhuli. Strong Smith 78 I Lt. E. C. Loughead Duncan Rich Aylesworth Goodman Skidmore Elliott Bell Hartmann GooDLOE Goodman Elliott Skidmore Duncan Watkins Rich Currie Baker Scofield Currier Sipple Hale Vroome Filippone Johnston TENTH COMPANY ' y 79 ■jHi H H ' H H P Iv Hifi S Kjis ' ' i ii c;jr " i Newell Harveson Groves Whistler Lake Henderich Smith Bevernick ELEVENTH COMPANY Groves Smart King Bevernick Matheson Thomas WlLLEY Henderich 80 Lt. R. F. Pryce i Otter Bl ' Rlh Rydeen Mayes Turner TWELFTH COMPANY Baer Ryd BURCH Glen ' non DE GOLIAN Connor 81 L. V. JuLiHN, President FIRST CLASS FIRST BATTALION X -here is an old and well loved navy song about Four Years beside the Severn — four full, quick years. Academ- ics, hops, summer cruises, football trips, leaves — already they form a fast receding kaleidoscopic vision of pleasant memories. There have been rough spots — and sad ones too. We have bid goodbye to a full fourth of the class that entered in the summer of 1933 — victims of annual physicals, academics, or executive discipline. The three hundred and twenty remaining have realized a collective ambition — the class of 1937 is ready to enter the fleet as 82 rt SECOND BATTALION • officers of the United States Navy. Some few recollections are still too vivid and too close to us to form a true background. For the first time in over a decade an academy class has seen the Navy break even with Army in four vears of grueling football competition. Regardless of their true importance, those two victories will always retain a hallowed place in our memories. Of our two European cruises no taste of hardships or irksome duties remains; there is only a treasured store of experiences and friendships among the most hospitable of the foreign T. A. CuLHANE, Vice-President FIRST CLASS 83 THIRD BATTALION A. W. Rich Secretary-Treasurer FIRST CLASS nations. Of the academic years only two stand out — the one of indoctrination as plebes and the one of cuhiiina- tion as first classmen. Socially, the Youngster Showboat and the never to be forgotten Ring Dance will stand as the criterion for future years. We can not speak of leaves collectively — such pleasures, triumphs, and ecstasies as they afforded are hidden behind the cloak of individual- ity. The one fire kindled throughout these years that will not dim with passing time is the respect and love of the Service that has slowly and imperceptibly crept 84 FOURTH BATTALION • into our characters. The close contacts with, and the examples set by the officers attached to the academy have laid before us the ideals of the Service. From them we have drawn the receptive background for an ever increasing appreciation of service in the naval sense. This is our most valued and least realized possession. To the academy and those who succeed us we leave a still faintlv ringing Japanese Bell, a wealth of tradition which must not be destroyed, and a poignant assurance that the years at the Naval Academy form the sounding board of all future emotions and endeavors. 85 FIRST CLASS F. D. Case, President SECOND CLASS FIRST BATTALION X .he end of three years of strife; the birth of the one of glory, R. H. I. P., the ring new and heavy on your finger. Seems only yesterday that we were called here as the class of ' 38. Remember how your knees shook at the physical exam? And the life during plebe summer — infantry, pulling cutters under a blistering sun, chow- hounds at meals, the might with which the report seemed padded with injustice. The return of the cruise and watching the upper classes depart on leave left a lump in your throat — but gave us a month of heaven. And then the step into the dark and unknown — how « 4 86 SECOND BATTALION C. D. Brown, ViCE-PREbiuENx confidently we entered, only to lose the blitheness during that first meal with the regiment of which we were now a part, albeit only plebes. Remember studying like the devil during the week to ward off the terrors of Math and Steam only to let loose over the weekend at the games, that 3-0 accompanied by the heavenly bliss of carrying on ' til Christmas leave — recall the thrill? Fi- nally June Week with its " No More Plebes " followed by Youngster cruise, begun with four days of storm and sea- sickness, the thrill of foreign ports, days at sea, S.R.B.P., our first " Sep " leave with its super-left-arm swing. SECOND CLASS 87 J. A. Saxton, Jr. Secretary-Treasurer SECOND CLASS THIRD BATTALION Gosh! that month went fast — another year, and the realization that the promotion from plebe to youngster was the greatest thing ever to have happened, a heavy skinny course with its lighter moments — and math! Christmas leave again, the O. A. O. Suddenly midyears, and it ' s beffinnine to hurt to lose classmates. The re- mainder of that six month battle, the burial of math marking the realization of that anticipated second class summer — with the rude awakening to the " ' play ball policv. " But flying, a month of actual pleasure cruise, cits, hops, week-ends few but grand — and then the big- 88 FOURTH BATTALION gest leave yet. Remember the return to being " some- body " — those two diags surely bolstered up the self- esteem, gave one a new outlook on the service and the years to be. Second class year, with Thermo turning hair grey, Nav driving all hands slowly crazy, Ordnance doing its very best to help — was there no escape? Leave better than ever helped, and the ret urn to the Navy after Christmas didn ' t seem so bad — dreams of the ring, first class cruise, a year on top, all dreams slowly coming true — and then June Week again with the RING! With a happy-tinged-with-sadness farewell to Thirty-seven, it ' s " Thirty-eight take charge. " SECOND CLASS 89 « fl THIRD CLASS FIRST BATTALION • ♦ R E. M. O ' Herron, President .ere we are, the survivors of those two first vigorous and somewhat inglorious years at this institution. All of us came here with vague dreams and illusions of grandeur which soon faded in our contacts with realities. We ' ve lost our dreams, and some, perhaps, their illusions, but in place of these we have acquired ideals and friend- ships which we will alwavs cherish. We have learned to expect work as well as pleasure in our daily routine, and, having run the gauntlet of experience for two years, we have come to realize that the good which we derive 90 SECOND BATTALION . » from this training far exceeds the work necessary to obtain it. We came here, eight hundred and sixty-one strong, from all parts of the country and from all walks of life. We soon found ourselves in step with the best traditions of this academy. Plebe summer with all its attending miseries passed all too soon. Little did we realize then that those carefree tiresome days would afford us some of our happiest memories. Then academic year reared its gruesome head and began to take its toll on our numbers. Some of us failed to adapt ourselves to THIRD CLASS T.J. Walker, Vice-President 91 THIRD BATTALION THIRD CLASS J. L. DtAN, Sucretarv-Treasurer the routine and fell bv the wayside; for them we will always feel sorry. That iirst year seems to have been a nightmare. Still, it was not entirely devoid of pleasures. Who of us will ever forget that lirst Christmas leave? Or those too, too few times when we were allowed to drag? They were pleasant times, but we were not sorry to see June Week and graduation come and go, for it was then that we hnallv came into our own. The cruise brings to us a variety of memories — memories of cold salt water on bare feet, crowded wash-rooms, the smiles of beautiful girls, imposing sights, and historical places. 92 FOURTH BATTALION THIRD CLASS • It was an experience we won ' t forget, and the many lessons it taught us are priceless. Youngster year has been a revelation. It was nothing like what we had expected. For, with the assumption of that narrow stripe on our sleeve, we assumed responsibilities which were greater than we had expected. However, we readily responded to these new responsibilities, and now class- mates of ours can be found on every athletic team and in every extra-curricular activity here at the academy. We have made mistakes as a class, but we have always tried our best, and more cannot be expected. I 93 FIRST BATTALION 4 • Mamm ■ K u- i Hif " . ■ . ! " S I FOURTH CLASS S even hundred strong, we, the class of ' 40, were intro- duced to life at the Naval Academy during the hectic days of plebe summer. Seamanship drills, infantry drills, mass singing, rifle range drills, and English lectures took up most of our time, and we spent most of our spare mo- ments getting acquainted with the grounds and finding out why Stribling walked. Not until the regiment returned from leave did we begin to appreciate the com- parative luxury and freedom of plebe summer. The foot- ball season offered several week-ends of relief and helped 94 m SECOND BATTALION us forget for a few moments the terrific battle that we were waging with the academic department. As a perfect climax to our first football season at the academy, we returned from Philadelphia with a victory over Army. Every man in the class thoroughly enjoyed the few short weeks before the Christmas holidays. Came the new year and we returned from eleven days of leave, determined either to do or die during the months that separated us from June Week. After a short but desperate struggle with the semester exams, we settled down to the steady FOURTH CLASS 95 THIRD BATTALION • ♦ ♦ FOURTH CLASS grind with the " Masqueraders " and our first drag acting as our guiding star. Spring drew on and the academic de- partment became a mightv storm cloud, darkening the sun and robbing the spring weather of much of its charm. The ever present bi-monthlv trees, however, spread their flowing branches m the spring sunshine as an added in- ducement to those who were prone to indulge in an over-dose of nature ' s tonic. Finallv the last rivers of our fourth class year had been successfully crossed, and we were able to breathe easier as we watched the prepara- 96 FOURTH BATTALION • II tions being made for the famous week in June. And then June Week itself with its numerous hops and dress parades was upon us. Time passes on and so we advance from lowly plebes to ratey youngsters as we embark on our first cruise. We now know the real privilege it is to be one of Uncle Sam ' s " pampered pets. " Four years seems a long time, but looking back we realize that our plebe year has passed very quickly. Soon one diag, two diags, and five stripes (?) will follow, and we too will be saying our adieus. FOURTH CLASS 97 pjphleAy While we pride ourselves on the fact that we know each of our classmates individu- ally, it has always been known that no one has such a keen insight to a man ' s character as those who live with him. It is therefore appropriate that each Mid- shipman should write his roommate ' s biography. Neither vices nor virtues are emphasized, but we have tried to give a brief and frank word picture of everv man in the Class of 1937. The portraits and informal shots show what the subject looks like to his O. A. O. and how we see him in his lighter moods. rX " " - -« ' ' S. ' " --- -..V t t i:: t ? .,A -«— -= I ' « » 1 y ' , ,.-— y ' 1 • , ' y 1 li ' v M § - GEORGE WASHINGTON ARMIJO,JR. Albuquerque, New Mexico " Army " " Jo " " Mex " COMING from New Mexico, where steam installations and battleships seldom worry one. Army has had several close calls. But he has learned how to beat the game, keeping the Math and Steam profs guessing for four years. Although he is a natural boxer, academic difficulties have kept him from cashing in to the full extent on his unusual ability. After the January exams, however, you will find Army over in the gym every afternoon. George does not inhabit Carvel on Sunday after- noons, because Sunday is a day of rest, but you will still find him dragging every week-end with the current O. A. O. Residue J JAMES ROBY HOLDEN Tulsa, Oklahoma " Bug-eye " " Jim " BORN and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jim acquired his knowledge of Navy tradition from Long John himself. It seems that Jim went to an " engine " school before his ambitions led him up our way. As a lad, Pete spent his odd moments shooting quail and jack-rabbits, but fate decreed that his eyes should weaken just enough to keep him off the rifle team, so he plays tennis and swims for diversion. Jim is one of the boys who always has the right answer for the prof, but the fair sex doesn ' t seem to interest him — for long. ResigneJ. I 104 , I JOHN D. REESE, JR. Youngstown, Ohio ' ' Jack " " Cass " " Python " TURNING down a career in big busi- ness, John decided on a life on the rolling deep. Except for youngster Steam he never took academics seriously enough to lose any sleep. Though never out for a varsity sport, afternoons usually found him keeping in shape by wrestling, boxing, and swimming. A ready smile on all occasions is the secret of his personality. An easy going disposition has made him a host of friends. All in all, he ' s a man ' s man, a gentleman — and the ladies like him. John ' s interests are wholly with the Service and we expect and wish for him a brilliant career. Tu ' o Stripes. JOHN MONTGOMERY BALLINGER Hearne, Texas " Monty " " Biiig " " Dos Pistol as " AFTER overcoming the fears of the first few days of plebe L vear, Montv settled down to find out what the Navy was like. His first encounter with the academic department left him holding the trumps. Along with his studies, he found time to work out on the football field, play a set or two of good tennis, and spend an afternoon or two behind the cover of a Cosmo. Monty ' s amiable disposition and attractive personality made him manv lasting friendships. His level-headedness and ability to think things through to a logical conclusion, make him certain of success. Football ;, 2, i, NA. Trident Society 1, Fencing 4, }. Star 4, j, ' . Circulation Manager i. Two Stripes. 105 I MERLE BONWELL McKAIG Boise, Idaho " Rasputin " " Mcic " " LLiho " " Baldy " MAC isn ' t the best wife we ever had, what with his prac- tical jokes and his confounded singing before breakfast. He ' s no athlete, no Rubinoff with his hddle, and neither a greasoir nor a five-per-center. And he ' s a bit erratic in the wav he works; one month he ' s working on a Diesel that will revolutionize the industry, the next month he ' s trving to outdo Puccini in grand opera, and in between times he just waits for the next wave of energy to hit. Not such a good score so far. But we will say this: if Mac ever hits his stride, it will be a long one. Lightweight Crew 4. Orchestra 4, 3, 2, t. Director i. Log Staff Musical Club Shows. Choir. Glee Club. Star. Two Stripes. LEONARD EMIL EWOLDT Hartley, Iowa " Ewee " " Punchy " " Stooge " WE never could quite figure Ewee out. When we started pulling prac- tical jokes on him, we found him to be a fine subject, but every once in a while the worm would turn, and you never saw such devilish ingenuity. We found him to be quite different from the rest of us, and true to instinct, we tried to reform him. He was always very earnest and sincere about trv- ing to change his ways, but the trouble was that we never could quite define what it was that bothered us. We know now; he wouldn ' t do things he knew he should- n ' t. We can ' t understand a guv like that. Soccer 4, , 2. Gym I. One Stripe. Bo.viug 4 J, 2. 106 11 II RICHARD LEO BARKLEY Fergus Falls, Minnesota " Spike " " Dick " " Wimpy " THIS old sea dog has big blue eyes and long bushy eyebrows that fall in his beer. He ' s " Spike " to his friends, but " the woman " uses " Dick " to designate her hero with the brass buttons. The old tar bucket spends his spare time selling ads, saving the homestead, and cleaning up politics. With a handful of cigars, he swaggers about preaching, " Seagram ' s in every scut- tlebutt, " and, " Elect a 2. P. O. " Almost any evening. Spike will tell us, between puffs on his cigar, what a swell guy he is. In four years this is the only statement on which we ' ve agreed. Business Manager Masqueraders . Log Staff I. Two Stripes, iJ Musical Cluhs. JAMES ROBERT GREY Belleville, New Jersey " Ked " " J. R. " " Tiger " SHY and bashful, simple and sweet, red-headed and knock- kneed, thoughtful and kind — that ' s Tiger. He wears night- gowns and loves hamburgers, when he isn ' t wearing green pajamas. His hectic life has been the bane of his companions, his brain the savior of the thick, and his money the boon to the broke. He ' s seen the world through a caisson, and the only interesting aspect of travel is a chance to speak German with the natives and to navigate. He is the best sitting quarter- miler in the place. To the lucky girl that lands our Tige, we extend our sincerest congratulations. Track 4, J. Small Bore 5. Om Stripe. 107 HARRY HAYES BARTON Washington, D. C. " Ace " " Siiil-ecirs " " Hagenge " A MORE ractless man cannot be found. Ace is as ordinary and democratic as an old shoe, and his philosophy con- tains the unmistakable twang of a Pennsylvania " country gentleman. " Supremely contemptuous of the wiles of boiled- shirt society, he never fails to rise in wrath at the mention of tea, tuxedo, or social register. Typically American, unromantic, blunt, and honest. Ace will borrow your only pair of shoes and lend you his last shirt. He ' s as untidy as a corn-cob pipe and as dependable. A genuine Red Mike, he ' d rather play touch football than trip the light fantastic at Carvel. Baseball , Basketball . Lucky Baf, Staff. Oik Stripe. DONALD GAY, JR. Newport News, Virginia " Don " " Alegre " WITH a chin that bespeaks sternness and a mouth that belies it, Don radiates the mellow Southland. A lad whose success with the frailer sex is emi- nent, his name goes down on the records of all-time, all-Bancroft Hall Carvel Charlies. Musical is the name for it. We ' ve heard his wives complain that evening call to study hour is a signal for him to start whistling a mournful, tune- less ditty which terminates at taps; and with his hre-hydrant iigure, Don ' s famous spring dance is a classic of second class summer beach parties. Hey, Gay, let ' s play " Army-Navy Club! " Swimmhie, 4, j, . Football 4, J, 2. One Stripe, 108 I I I MacDONALD THOMPSON Prosser, Washington " Tommy " " M.ac " " Don " HERE we have that silent, stern-faced man from the wilds of the state of Washington. The longing he acquired for aviation while in flying school caused Don to take to the Navy as a means of fulfilling his desires. Many have admired the way Tommy handles himself in the boxing ring. Hardly an afternoon passes during the sea- son that he isn ' t over in the gym working out. When in his thoughtful moods, we never knew whether he was thinking about spring or the next time he would drag. Conscientious and determined as he is, we are sure that Tommy will succeed in what- ever he undertakes. Boxing 4 5, 2, 7. Tii ' o Stripes. CHARLES EDWARD GIBSON Marysville, Ohio ' ' Gibby " " Gib " " Charlie GIBBY is the rare combination of an Ohio farmer and a Crabtown sailor. We had never thought the two could exist in the steady state for any length of time, but we have seen him explain to his wives with equal facility the fine points of the art of " palling " a cow and the intricacies of Math or Steam. Patent leathers don ' t become Charlie. He has never mingled much with the fairer sex, and he has developed his own unique theory about women. A carefree and pleasant fellow, with all his success he ' ll be just the same old Charlie. Baseball 4, ;, z, 1. Indoor Rifle 4. Star 4, J, 2. Two Sttiper. 109 JOHN KISKADDEN BOAL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania " Slugger " " Jake " I RATED a 4.0, and what did I get? A 3.1. " This is John ' s complaint about the academic departments, for he is a man who knows, but alas, the profs know not that he knows. When it comes to letter writing, he does star — can and does write three while we write one. After four years, reveille is still his greatest trial; he firmly believes in the merits of sleep- ing. In his tastes and ideas, John is a conservative. He is set in his views, and is always willing to enter into an argument, for he likes nothing better than a good bull session. Boat Club. Lucky Bag Stajj. Hop Committee i. Reception Committee 3, j, . R « Committee. Star 4. One Stripe. RUSSELL HOMER WALLACE West Eridgewater, Pennsylvania " Kuss " " Wally " NOT only has Russ the versatilitv to work successfully at almost anv- thing he undertakes, but he has the energv and ambition to carry those things through to a successful end. Be it for stars, stripes, or extra-curriculars, when Russ enters the fray, it is a foregone conclusion that he will be coming out with the prize. Perhaps a bit too serious, but far from lacking a keen sense of humor, ye Ed possesses a sense of judgment to a degree which is to be envied. When he wasn ' t working on the Lucky B ag, he could be found trimming the bovs at squash or tennis. EJitor-iii-Chief, Lucky Bag. Reception Committee. Star 4, J, 2. Tennis 4, j. Three Stripes. 110 I HENRY FRANK BURFEIND Asbury Park, New Jersey " Foo-Foo " " Burf " " Hank " SAY, I ' ve got another idea for mv en- gine. " So saving. Practical Engineer Burfeind sits down, lights up a stogie, and meticulously lays out the plans for his newest brain-storm. Hank has invented everything from rotary engines to door- stops. But his talents are not limited to his inventive genius. High finance and politics also engage his attention and it is a hard job to trip him up on either subject. He is always ready for a good time and has no trouble finding friends to join him. In our own words, " He ' s O. K., and we like him. " Champion, Handball Doubles 4, ;, 2, i. Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Committee. Black iV. G. P. 0. CARL RUDI DOERFLINGER Milwaukee, Wisconsin " DrizZj " " Philbert " " Mauler " " Mike " A BASHFUL Milwaukee boy answered the first muster to the . name of Dearslinger, but four years in the Navy have changed the bashful boy into a real fellow. Carl tried to play football, as he had done in high school, but he was too light, so he got tangled up in wrestling, and kicked into soccer. On the athletic field, as in the hall, Carl makes friends galore. Mike is hard working and conscientious in whatever he under- takes. In one respect he has not changed; he has certainly never lost his cheerful disposition, nor do we think he ever will. Wrestling 4, 3, 2, i. Boat Club 2, i. Lucky Bag Staff. One Stripe. Ill JOHN RAYMOND LIRETTE Houma, Louisiana " Frencby " " Monk " HERE we have a wanderer of the swamp land, a true rebel and son of Louisiana. There isn ' t an experience that he hasn ' t had, and the tall story that he can ' t beat just hasn ' t been told. In other things he is as changeable as Maryland weather. He can display an air of irresponsibility one moment and then change to the most conscientious person imaginable. He mav be very accommodating or as helpful as a fifth wheel on a wagon. In spite of this, he ' s been a good wife and would make a good shipmate, but the Marine Corps holds a greater attraction for him. Lacrosse . , Rjilio Ctiih 4, 1, z, I. Til ' ) Stripes. GUY GEORGE NARTER Worcester, Massachusetts " Nan " " Goo-Goo " " Nmitncket ' ' WHEN Nan arrived here he was somewhat abashed by the sover- eignty of the upper classes but soon de- veloped a snappy come-back for every situation. And with similar success he has met all problems which he has encountered. Tecumseh smiled on Guy from the outset. His love for outdoor sports resulted in a brawny addition to the " B " squad line, but football has not prevented Nan from getting a 4.0 in " Hops, attendance of. " ' ocal performances in the shower, panto- mime before the radio, and an agile toe should make Goo-Goo an asset to any Navv Relief Show. Football 4, ), J, . G. P. 0. ! 112 _-ii ' i, ROBERT DRAKE BOTTENFIELD Allentown, Pennsylvania " Botts " " Bobbie " HERE ' S one man the Navy will be proud to include within its organ- ization. During the time we have known him, his character has brought to light all the qualities which play a big part in the success of a Naval officer. He ' s never too tired to work, never too tired to lend a helping hand, but he hates to waste time on trifles. Whenever a problem balks him, he dives in with a dogged spirit which always gets results. Here is a man born for the Navy, a fighter through and through. Here ' s luck to you, Botts, and may Lady Fate cause our paths to cross countless times. Lightweight Crew 4, j, z, i. Wrestling , 2, i. Two Strifes. FREDERICK MONTEATH OKE Butte, Montana " Fred " " Freddy " FRED has always been the stabilizing element in our room. " With typical Western cool-headedness, he has often restored peace and harmony, after his roommates had become involved in some petty quarrel. Freddy ' s quiet, good-natured, carefree attitude has made him many friends. Academics never troubled him and he can now survey with pride the results of four years of clear thinking and hard work. Fred ' s ingenuity made him famous youngster year when he cut off his eyelashes to facili- tate his reading the eye chart on the physical exam. Such a man cannot fail. Boxing 4, ;. Cross Country 4. Star 4. Black N. C. P. 0. 113 LEWIS DAVID TAMNY Bronx, New York " Alice " " Lew " " Dare " " Goon " THIS urbane New Yorker is a familiar towering figure in the first platoon. His crew-cropped head, bearing a cap at the same jaunty tilt as the top-hat of Christmas Leave, is visible above all else. Any evening of a study hour you will find him indulging in heated forensics with his cronies. Always he is contemptuous of the bugbear academics, and his reputa- tion for leaving exams early is unsullied. A generous impulsive nature makes him a favorite with the young ladies of Crab- town, Poughkeepsie, and Manhattan. In the section room Lew ' s unspoiled point of view always breeds merriment. Boxin 2, I, bNAt. Black N. Wattr Polo 4, J. Crew 4, }, I. One Stripe. JOHN BLAKE CARROLL Chicago, Illinois ' ' Jibbee ' ' ' ' Jack ' ' ' ' J ay bee AFTER the monotonies of Plebe Summer x . had given way to the coming trials of " Ac Year, " the returning first class saw fit to award our Jack the responsibility of holding down the anchor file of the anchor squad of the anchor platoon; but as the old adage goes " — you can ' t hold a good man down. " Any evening during which the First Batt Aggies and Industrialists are hard at it in their characteristic hammer and tongs manner, you ' ll find Jack leading the pack. Didn ' t he spend a good portion of his time with the Quarterdeckers learn- ing to do it scientifically? Quarter Jeck Society 4, ;, 2, i, Vice-President i. Reception Committee. C. P. 0. I 114 I WILLIAM ROBINS CRENSHAW Richmond, Virginia " Bill " " Willy " " Baragon " FROM the first of plebe summer, Willy displayed his good nature and imper- turbability. Seldom criticizing, neyer com- plaining, he has been a guiding light through many a storm with his true spirit of optimism. A social lion, Willy ' s deepest worry is answering innumerable invita- tions. He plays a wicked game of cribbage and is constantly training tobeat hisfather, one time Fleet Champ. Sports and outdoor exercise are Willy ' s delight. His knack of making friends and his unflagging interest in h is profession should assure him of an illustrious nayal career. Football 4, J, 2. Water Polo 4, 2, i. Quarterileck Society Boat Club. Reception Conmiittee. Two Stripes. HARVEY PETER LANHAM Los Angeles, California " Han " " Horsepower " " H. P. " " Salty " GAD, but it is cold in Maryland " is Harvey ' s war cry, and quite naturally since California ' s sun has shone many years on this favored son. This had its effect on H. P. for he has been shining on us since plebe summer. In explaining how he flies through the air on the horizontal bar, Harv says you merely " hop on here, go ' round and ' round, and hope you end upright. " With the same tactics he has entered many a chalk fight and emerged with marks you love to send home. On hop nights, H. P. may be found cutting great circles with the fairer sex. Gym 4, 3, 2, I. Log j, 2, i. Managing Editor i. Pep Committee. Reception Committee. Three Stripes. 115 THOMAS WALTON ROBY, JR. Norfolk, Virginia ■■Tom " ■■T. wr SHE was coming down the grade, doing ninety miles an hour " — that ' s right, it was our own Tom Roby from Norfolk, Virginia, who made old Ninety-seven famous in Bancroft Hall. He is not a snake and always asserts that women in general hold no charm for him but various scentne missives from Dixie way make us wonder at these declarations. He is never happier than when in the midst of a friendly argument — regardless of the subject. His ambition is to be a Navv flier, and when that day comes, we can rightly expect great success for him. Track I. Black N. One Stripe. AMBROSE GLOSHEN MTTERS Batesville, Indiana ' ■Whitey ' ■■Brose " ' ■Witt " CHARACTERIZED by the cheery " Beunos! " to his many friends every morning, Whitey is cool, calm, and collect- ed under the most trying of circumstances — except when Purdue is the topic of con- versation. His time spent there has left on him a stamp of loyalty which has never worn away. Tough luck has dogged Witt ' s tracks on both baseball diamond and bas- ketball court, injuries keeping him out of the scoring column. But that did not cool his ardor as a sports fan. Besides the ath- letic contests, Witt has a decided leaning toward cross countrv hikes and his faithful pipe. Bashethcill 4, 5. Baseball , 2. Two Stripes. 116 WESLEY JACOB STUESSI Pittsburg, Kansas ' Wes " ALTHOUGH quite a bit of Wes ' life in xV. Kansas was spent in military camp and in military school, the sea claimed her own and he joined the Navy. He is intense- ly interested in athletics, and there is sel- dom an afternoon when he cannot be found working either in the gym or outside on the track. He has been a welcome addition to the track team for three years, and as might be expected of a track man, cross country hikes are a favorite week-end di- version. His interest in music, wise-cracks, and dragging probably account for his happy disposition. Track }, 2, I, N, Captain i. Choir 4, 1, 2, I. G. P. 0. Bashtball . JAMES VAN DU ZEE BROWN Williamsport, Pennsylvania " Sweet Pea " " Jim " " Qindy " NO, children, we sailors don ' t have sweethearts in every port — we don ' t go to every port. " Inside dope has it that Candy considers Philly, Saratoga Springs, and Norfolk as being a few of his favorite ports, for divers and sundry reasons, but most of all, he prefers Williamsport. We ' re convinced that the city lost one potentially fine citizen when Sweet Pea pulled stakes for ' Naplis. We wish there were some special insignia we could attach to Jim ' s blues for being a regular fellow in every respect. What this Navy needs is more men like " The Candy Kid. " Basketball 4, ), 2, 1. Boat Club 2, i. Champion, Handball Singles 4, j, 2, i. Two Stripes, 117 PAUL STAINBACK BURT, JR. Brookhaven, Mississippi " Squirrel " " Dope " " P. S. " THE most active bull session in the First Batt will usually have Squirrel, surrounded by his many friends, holding down a ring-side bed, provided there is no bridge or monopoly game in progress. Both these activities provide an opportunity to collect and spread dope (which five out of six times is bad dope) and to practice the relaxation and leisurely conviviality so dear to the heart of a true Mississippian. On a bright sunny afternoon, he will usually be found on the tennis courts where he not only plays an exceptionally good game, but also talks a good game. Tennis 4. G. P. 0. CHARLES WALTER COKER New Albany, Mississippi " Speed " " Blimp " " Lightning " CHARLIE is a true southern gentleman; he isn ' t really lazy, he was just born tired. He never raises his voice above a throaty rumble, and he counts an hour not sitting as an hour wasted. An incurable optimist, he has willingly dragged blind on many occasions. " Why do I alius get bricked? " But for all that, Blimp ' s a mighty fine feller, eternally willing to help a friend in need. His cheery good nature has been a constant oil on the troubled waters of wifedom. One remark of his made him famous — " Suh, if ' n a to ' pedo hits a big fish, will it go off? " Football 4. Lacrosse 4. One Stripe. 118 II JOHN ENOCH POND, JR. Berkeley, California " Jobiiy " " Lily " " Power " WITH a background of several gen- erations of sea-faring men it is easy to understand why Johnny decided to learn how to command one of Uncle Sam ' s bat- tlewagons. Power donned the baggy white- works a bit late plebe summer but soon won his way to the hearts of his classmates bv virtue of his happy disposition and willingness to render aid when possible. The two weaknesses of our native son are the Cosmopolitan and the femmes. John says his favorite sport is trout fishing but since there is no fresh water in the vicinity of Crabtown we ' ll just have to take his word for it. Boat Club 2,1. Black N. Reception Committee. Two Stripes, ALBERT JOSEPH CARR Portsmouth, Virginia " Al " " Algy " " Pi Uman " I AIN ' T no engineer. " Al decided that during his first Steam class, but after a long hard struggle, he proved that he could beat the system. With a smile and a good word for everyone, he soon won the respect and confidence of his class- mates. He claims that girls are the least of his worries, but his friends know better. Al displayed his preference in sports second class summer, when he wasn ' t sleeping, by patronizing the golf course and tennis courts. His Virginia drawl and dry humor will never be forgotten by his classmates, nor will his friendship, which is something to value. Soccer 4. Tenuis 4. Reception Committee j. Two Stripe s. 119 PAUL RAYMOND BYRUM, JR. Kansas City, Missouri ■ ' Ski " HERE is one Army junior who successfully cast off the grey menace to become thoroughly indoctrinated with the spirit of the Navy. Sports? " Bone-crushing. " He spends the majority of his winter afternoons in the loft tossing the beef around. His experience with a rifle makes him an equally formidable antagonist at longer ranges. Academics? Believes in indulgence with moderation, but has easily maintained a position in the upper third of the class. Weakness? Practice cruises, with their inevitable bright spots. Ski always tries to avoid them, but is seldom successful. Wrestling 4, 3, 2, i. Black N. Oiildoor Kills 4, }. Two Stripis, PAUL KILMER TAYLOR Kansas City, Missouri " P. K. " " Cassie " TAKING a long chance on a third al- ternate appointment, P. K. came through, and the ninth of June found him coughing with the best of us. During the following years he has continued to come through, whether it be in academics, a good fast game of basketball or tennis, or just another bull session. P. K. is one of those happy individuals who never lacks friends, because he can always be counted upon to furnish more than his share of fun and life to any party. Several years of close association have proved him to be a true gentleman, classmate, and friend. Lightweight Creiv 4, 3. Ring Dance Conjwittee. Three Stripes. Star 2. 120 EARL WILLIAM CASSIDY Cleveland, Ohio " Casey " " Poker " " Bill " IF I can only graduate from this place! " — Casey says it with such genuineness that he led us to believe him at first, but the intervening years have proved his pessim- ism unfounded. Dago and Bull savoir ex- traordinary, his unceasing efforts in other subjects have kept him in that comfortable section of the class to whom Tecumseh is just another monument. Perhaps there is a tendency to worry too much in his make- up, but his outstanding characteristic is his entire sincerity. We ' ll not attempt to predict BilLs future, but whatever it is, we ' re sure that it will be a good one. Soccer 4. Outdoor Rifle 4. Log }. Manager, Swimming }, 2, i, sNt. Reception Committee ;. Two Stripes. GEORGE MILTON ROUZEE Washington, D. C. " Rosie " " Pretty Boy " WHAT ' LL I do, pal? Write a letter or read a magazine? " This eternal study hour query is typical of our care- free, happy-go-lucky Rosie, who never worries. Though he has had his tussles with the academic departments, he has always come out on top. Dividing his leisure hours between the cinder track and the fair sex. Pretty Boy has done well in both activities. Hasn ' t missed a hop yet, and has dragged to most of them, but stands by the O. A. O. His jovial and agreeable personality have made him a swell roommate and a real pal. Track 4, }, 2, , N f. Cross Country 4, 1. One Stripe. 121 TALBOT EDWARD HARPER Montrose, California " Harpo " " T. E. " " Harp " YOU could have made a good friend of Harp anytime in the last four years by dropping around some cold winter morning right after reveille, sitting beside him on the table with your feet on the radiator, and letting him tell you what a swell place California is. Of course we don ' t swallow every- thing he tells us about the Golden State, but on any other subject Harp generally has some pretty good ideas. His ability to dope things out and his patient willingness to help us when we ■ " didn ' t get that stuff " have left a memory of grateful appreciation. Football 4. Crew 4, J. Tun Srripet. THOMAS RICHARD STOKES Maiden, Missouri " Stokie " " Butch " " T. R. " TOM, " " Butch, " " Stokie " — anything will do — gets a rise out of this pro- ponent of " See Your Middle West First " — providing that his nose isn ' t buried in some paper or Time. Our Butch is a walking reference machine for anything sporty or Broadwavish, and likes to quote his Bible and Shakespeare. His feminine affairs show the professional touch of the Bull savoir and the natural restraint of a lawyer. In fact, who wouldn ' t wager that Tom is worth his weight in armor plate in the Navy ' s legal family — providing that it could be divorced from Steam? Reception Committee. Log Staff 2, 1. Two Stripes. f 122 I J spro- some Jling wor lible lOff avoir ;f. In iffiis ilie at II JAMES BARTON CRESAP Chicago, Illinois " w " " Log " " La ybo?Ks " OUR Jim came down to Crabtown one bright morning in June with high hopes and the desire of making hard work his daily routine. Although always with something to rake up his time, our Log (pronounced Logue) spends much recre- ation time " dreaming " on his bunk. But let somebody say " leave, " and all there is to do is to watch him go. In these four years, Jim has stayed the same old con- scientious, hard-working, " I can take it " fellow, and there is no reason to believe that graduating will make any change other than a raise in pay. Boxing 4. Reception Committee. One Stripe. OWEN ARCHIBALD CHAMBERS Washington, D. C. " Meadowi " " Cameras ' " Arc by " ONLY modesty and fear of being mistaken for a Navy junior prevent Meadows from rightfully claiming to be more cosmopolitan than most of us. Although born in Wash- ington, D. C, he has lived in Scotland and Australia. His ability to put forth sustained effort in carrying things through to logical conclusions has been his chief asset in combating the academic departments. Early he picked out the young lady incorporating all his desires, and thereby not only assured himself of mail three times a week, but also of a prize at the end of the rainbow. Lightweight Crew 4, ;, 2, , Captain 1. Glee Club j. Black N. Tti ' o Stripes, 123 THOMAS DONALD CUNNINGHAM Danville, Virginia " Tom " " Tommy " " T. D. HA ' E you ever met a person who always knows what to do and just when to do it? Well, that ' s Tom, master of the situation, and, looking back, we find he has done plenty. Because of his endless activity, this true ' irginian is continu- ally on the go and is always organizing this and making sug- gestions for that. His generosity is unsurpassed. Reserved, self- confident, and assured, he will try anything reasonable. Many are his interests, preference running to books, waffle races, other people ' s old pipes, leaves in Danville, cemeteries, and hops. WMer Polo 4, }, J, , K ' Np. Oolj }, i, , gNj. Lof, Staff. Hop Committee, Chairman. Farewall Ball, Chairman Two Stripes. FREDERICK HENRY SCHNEIDER, JR. Wausau, Wisconsin " Fred " " Sninh " " FriK " SOME people have the happy faculty of making friends with everyone. Fred is one of these rare individuals, because he not only likes to share his life with others, but is equally interested in the personalities and experiences of his companions. He bubbles with pleasant humor. Conversa- tion with this Wausau booster will even- tually turn to one or more of the following subjects: big league baseball, no statistics barred; efficient methods of making good egg-nog; California numbskulls; bridge as an avocation; or celery. Basketball 4, h ' . N. Baseball 4, }, 2, 1, N. Three Stripes. H 124 I I RAYMOND MAYO FOSTER Monroe, Louisiana " Henry " " Mayo " " Kewp e " " Ray " MAYO has applied to midshipman life the sane principles of moderation. He ' s Scotch as his name sounds — but al- ways willing to lend clothes, money, or advice. He was not a Carvel Charlie, but his drags supply the room with chow during the long, hard winters. A charter member of the radiator club during the fall and winter, he spends every spring after- noon in a shell, and every evening arguing that crew is not just a sport for " strong backs and weak minds. " Quiet, friendly, good-natured, and steady, Henry found his chief trouble in the fact that the elec- tricity — and radio — go off at 2-145. KENNETH WASHINGTON PATRICK Huntington Beach, California " Ken " " Slash " " Pat " " Coxa " " Friday " PAT ' S pet policy is " never bother with little things. " He had his deviations from the straight and narrow, chief among them being collision case number N with the Admiral ' s yacht and the destruction of the Ordnance Department ' s pet gadget (a moving airplane target for machine guns). Lacking his share of melancholia he sings and whistles, writes for our publications, and attaches some of the second line names to unsuspecting classmates. Water polo, basketball, touch tackle, and females— of course— intervene to get him out every now and then. Water Polo 4. Log 1, 1. Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Committee. Boat Club. Star 4, }, 2. Three Stripes. 125 I THEOPHILUS HORNER MOORE Durham, North Carolina " Theo ' ' Dirity " QUIET, good-natured, patient, optimistic, and a true " South ' n Gentleman, Suh, " that ' s Dintv. His gift of song must express itself, but we never know just when. He will suddenly burst forth with the latest love song or tap dance to the accompaniment of the radio. He enjoys playing Army-Navy Club but has sworn off being the soldier for reasons he won ' t divulge. Dinty has a weakness for the fairer sex, but when things don ' t run smoothly, he joins the ranks of the Red Mikes and tries to forget by a vicious attempt to stud ' every spare minute. Wrestling 4. Track 4. Choir 4, ), 2, i. Musical Clubs 4, }. Keception Committee. Two Stripes, % JAMES BOYCE DENTON Newport, Arkansas ' ' Jimmie " " Charlie A GENIAL, care-free, nonchalant youth . is Jimmie. It has always been a mys- tery how he manages to keep so cool and unruffled at all times. He is never angrv, never forgetful of other ' s feelings. Having a big heart and a generous nature, he would willingly lend you his last cent or give you his last skag. Quiet until he succumbs to his strong weakness for the fairer sex, he then finds ready words. A potential savoir, he is kept in check by a fondness for sleep and leisure, inherited from the old South, of which he is a true son. say wii Co: Track . Boat Club . Black N. One Stripe. 126 1 I .i I RICHARD SPALDING ROGERS At Large " Ko. ' " D ck " " Ginger ' ' HA ' E you ever met a man who would give you his last nickel to make a phone call ? This is only one example of the generosity of this man who would even say " O. K. " to a blind drag proposition without argument. At the University of Colorado he whiled away most of his time playing polo, but here, lacking ponies, his interest turned to wrestling. He is non- commital about his affairs at the univer- sity, but we ' ve found him, strange as it may seem, strictly a one-girl man (one at a time). To reallv see Rog, just give him some flies, a rod, and a Colorado trout stream. Wrejrling 4, ), z, i, wNt. Rip 2, I. One Snipe. Lacrosse 4, i. Black N. FRANK ANTHONY PATRIARCA Providence, Rhode Island ■■Pat ' - PAT has a philosophy all his own and he lives up to it. His congenial and carefree nature has won for him the lifelong friendship of all those who know him. Peek in at any bull session, poker game, or class meeting and there ' s Pat expound- ing his theory of the fifth dimension or trying to convince someone that F really does equal Wg a. The First Batt couldn ' t exist without someone like Pat. Whenever there are " goings on " on the deck, the logical source is Pat. He ' s never still — always on the go, looking for some new sphere of action. Track 4. Receprioii Committee. Boat Club. Black N. Lucky Bag Staff. Two Stripes. 127 RADFORD CARTER WEST At Large " Doc " DOC is characterized by a cosmopolitan manner and a strong contempt for academics. Although not a savoir, he has had no trouble getting the marks and keeping up with the latest magazines at the same time. Any fall or spring after- noon found him on the football held, any winter afternoon in the boxing loft, and any hop night under full sail at Dahl- gren. He is fond of tennis, squash, golf, and what-have-vou in the way of athletics. Plenty of self confidence combined with a perfect disposition and ample ability make his future success a certainty. Manager, Football 4, }, 2, 1, N. Boxing ;. Reception Committee. Boat Cliih. Two Stripes. Log Staff. FRANK WILLIAM TAYLOR Clinton, Mississippi " Old Folks " " Pop " " Zachary " ALL it takes is will power, " says Old ± . Folks. The success which he has achieved is proof that he knows whereof he speaks. Frank ' s academic worries have been nil, for, unlike most of us, he is blessed with the knowledge of what it is all about. As an athlete Pop ' s interests have centered around the ring. A strong and aggressive fighter, he has been a valu- able Webb-man . . . always rough and ready. Cheerful, sincere, and always will- ing to help, whether it be with a prob or spelling a word, Frank has been a real friend and the best of roommates. Boxing 4, , 2. Boat Club 2, . Star 2. Two Stripes. W 128 ANTHONY PAUL ZAVADIL.JR. Howell, Nebraska " Tony " " Paul " " Pick " OH how I love to get up in the morn- ing, " seemed to be Tony ' s version of what reveille meant. It wasn ' t long, how- ever, before he was sleeping as long as any of us. Always a person of many talents, Tony ' s complete versatility was not fully realized until that certain Christmas leave when he showed that Christmas tree dec- orating was by no means the least of his accomplishments. Pick has shown his am- bitious determination by his hard fought, but victorious encounter with the Aca- demics; and you can rest assured that such determination will carry him far. Manager, Soccer 4. Cross Country 1. Quarterdeck Society. One Strife. ROBERT BROUSSARD ERLY Washington, D. C. " Boh " " Slug " WHAT ' S the lesson this period? " , comes the call ten minutes before formation. This lack of respect for academics has put Bob on the li ne occasionally, but the end of the term always finds him among those sat. He has tried his hand at football and boxing, but repeated injuries have ruined his chances in organized athletics. However, he will join you in a workout or a bull session at any time. Our one grudge against him is his habit of being cheerful before break- fast. He is easy-going, affable, and a good mixer, the possessor of a host of friends. Bo.- ini, 4, 2, , bNAt. Football 4. Boat Club 1, One Stripe. Reception Committee. Black N. 129 JACK BATEMAN REID Fullerton, California ' ' Jack ' ' THIS dark-haired, quiet, well liked lad with the ready smile will he popular wherever he goes. A natural savoir, he does well in academics, and is always ready to lend a help- ing hand with the lesson. In his spare time, Jack can be found in the small bore gallery, on the tennis courts, or in the swim- ming pool. He would rather shoot than eat — almost. Jack has a propensity toward dragging blind. He is always lucky, but so is the girl. He has been the best kind of a roommate, always ready to lend his shirt and listen to troubles with sympathy. Good luck. Jack ! Indoor Rifle j, 2, i, rNt. Quarterdeck Society. Reception Committee. C. P. 0. ARTHUR WHITFIELD FISHER, JR. Tampa, Florida " Art " " Fink " " Pescador ' WHILE this blue-eyed son of Tampa thinks they grow the best weather in the world in Florida, he never talks much about it. Instead he lets his infectu- ous smile, happy-go-lucky nature, and hor- rible puns make friends for him. For relaxation and sport. Art prefers small-bore rifle, tennis, chess, and dragging. Once a charter member of the radiator squad and reddest of Red Mikes, he is now at his best in the company of the fairer sex. Although the second youngest in the class. Art has proved bv his academic standing and popu- larity that success and friends will always be his for the asking. liiiloor Kifle. Radio Club. Log. Quarterdeck Society. Lucky Bag Staff. C. P. 0. I 130 I HOWARD MALCOLM YOUNG Crystal, Michigan " Howie " " Joren " " Baltimore " AN enthusiastic athlete, Howie has been JTx. out for more sports than most of us realize exist. He has especially excelled at track, and his election as captain of cross- country was his reward for being the main- stay of the team for three years. When not running around the track, he is usually found knee deep in a card game or reading poetry. Although his perpetual griping about the rigors of naval life would make it seem that his w-atchword is " no puede ganar, " he has taken all it has to offer and come up for more, smiling. Track 4, }, 2, 1. Cross Country 4, }, 2, , cNc, Captain 1. Keception Conntiittee. Quarterdeck Society, C. P. 0. ELLIS HOLE McDOWELL Long Beach, California " Mm " THE boys all call him Mac. " Where am I from, sir? " ; and then one of Mac ' s cheerful and ever ready smiles would steal across his face as he would expound upon the wonders of California. Always ready to join in a game of razzle dazzle or monopoly — yet, at other times Mac could be found at Thompson Stadium doing his daily dozen or flying around the oval in a fast quarter. Being a savoir, he never worrie s about his standing, but is always ready to lend a helping hand to a friend in need. He ' d rather help his neighbor out of difficulty than march in the first section. Track 4, i, 2, I. Cross Country 4. One Stripe. 131 TRACY SHERLOCK HOLMES Evanston, Illinois " Seven Seas " " Sherlock " OUT on the waters of Lake Michigan, this sunny navigator learned more about a sailboat than most of us ever will know. When his pals were in the mood to swap stories or just bum a skag, they always were greeted with a cheerful, " Hiya, boy " on dropping around to the room — if he wasn ' t asleep in his bunk. His broad smile and good-natured disposition have been his ticket to success with the ladies, but the model of a certain beloved boat adorning his desk, together with his eagerness to discuss anything which pertained to sailing told where his real interests lay. Soccer 4. Swimmini, ;. Boat Club 2, 1. Black N. One Stripe. JAMES FARRELLY SCOTT CarroUton, Illinois " Jim " " Scott y " SCOTTY left the University of Illinois when he heard the call of Uncle Sam. After two months of Ac year Scotty found that the Academy was not a college, but bv virtue of unceasing effort he foiled the powers that be. Youngster year brought more worries but of a different nature. This time it was the annual physical exam. He had to stagger blindly through the whole year until he guessed AELTYPHEALT and staved with us. Scotty ' s quiet and pleasant manner has brought llutterings to the hearts of his many feminine admirers and also made many esteemed friends within the Regiment. Manaifr, Soccer 4, }. Football 4. One Stripe. 132 J CLIFTON WHARTON FLENNIKEN, JR. Hamburg, New York " Barney " " Clipper " " Finkelstein " EARLY plebe year, Barney decided upon his branch of the service — submarines. His determination to attain that objective has never faltered. Submarines, he believes, need men of his caliber (sub-caliber). A happy-go-lucky Irishman, C. W. rebounds unharmed when struck down by hard- handed fate. Ever an optimist, he even believes he will eventually become an officer. An idealist at the beginning of his nautical career, he drew a bye in the tourna- ment of life during youngster year, and since then his idealism has had an acid tinge, a fact which has not hindered his social tendencies. Swimming 4, ), ■ Kadio Club. Manager Football 4, }. Boat Club. Black N. One Stripe. CHARLES MAXWELL GORE Lawrenceville, Illinois " Doc " " Charlie " I DON ' T believe it. " If one looks down, he can see the owner of this dissenting voice. Charlie demands an ex- planation, but much prefers to voice his own opinion. He hails from a part of the U. S. where water is seen only in bathtubs, but he is a true sailor with a love for the sea in spite of that. Get him to tell you about the Navy some time. He has the saltiness of a Steam prof, the fluency of a Bull prof, the anger of an Ordnance prof, and the amiability of a D. O. after a good chow. M ' ith these characteristics he is bound to make a good officer. Battalion C. P. 0. 133 t£ JOSEPH ANTHONY GERATH, JR. Hartford, Connecticut " Joe " " Gerry " " Izxj " HAD Joe lived in the eighteenth century, old Dan Boone would have had stiff competition. As it was, Gerry came to us with a rifle under his arm and a real love of nature in his heart; he put up a terrific, if fruitless, struggle when the Executive Department insisted that he start wearing shoes! You might think that the ladies play no part in his life, but go easy! The Roman nose and wiry hair fetch ' em in droves. Joe is a versatile athlete, majoring in fencing; he plays the game as he does all things, steadily and surely. Fencing 4, }, i, i, jNt. Outttoor Rifle 4, }, .j, i, rNr. Seconil Class Meilal Match One Stripe. ROGER WILLIAM MEHLE Cincinnati, Ohio " Rog " " Spider " " Pluto " ROG stowed his motorcycle when the _ Naval Academy beckoned, but his goggles were hardly free of dust before he was wiping spray from them. His steed this time was a racing outboard. Now he ' s looking to the air! A philosopher in his own right. Spider maintains, " All dames is driftv, " but we ' ve noticed he has a decided weakness for blondes. Aside from all this, Rog has an impartial liking for athletics; his store of energy is inexhaust- able. If friends were a plague Rog would be a leper; his cheerful smile and excellent humor have won him manv devoted pals. Stiiiumin 4, }, z, 1. Tennis 4, ). Log 4, ). Reception Committee. One Stripe. 134 ALBERT SCHORR FUHRMAN Fort Thomas, Kentucky " Btinky " BUNKY formerly received his mail at Cincinnati, hut when the sea fever got him he changed his address to the Naval Academy. The academic departments never bothered him very much, which gave him an opportunity to improve on both his card game and his sleeping. He plays a good game of tennis both on and off the courts. Did you say Red Mike? Never. He has that requisite which many desire but few possess, and he has used it to good advantage in becoming quite a Carvel Charlie. These qualities combine to make Bunky a good sport and a 4.0 pal. Aanager Boxing 4. Boxing }. One Strip " . OLIVER MARION RAMSEY Eau Claire, Wisconsin ■■Q l e " ■■Omar " WELL, there he is, the man that has raved about the wonders of the Badger State for so long that we all know it from corner to corner. His hobby is collecting pipes. With a pipe in one hand and a harmonica in the other, he roams from room to room leaving many friends in his wake. Whenever there are a few spare moments, Omar always is the one to gather up the card players for that nightly card game. With his ability and his good-natured character, it is obvious that there is much success ahead for him. Baseball 4, 5, i. Wrestling 4, i. C. P. 0. 135 CARL RADLOFF HIRSCHBERGER South Orange, New Jersey " H rsch " " Carl " CHUBBY? No, a little more than that. Fat? Not quite. Just about half way between is Carl ' s position. Usually good-natured, but always willing to argue over anything, he never fails to accomplish the remarkable feat of coming out on top. The discussions he engages in are far from quiet — and neither is anything else in which Hirsch is mixed up. Carl is a true sailor at heart, but prefers sail to steam. He builds his own boats, and then sails them to prove that the job has been a success. So far, he has either been luckv or good. Boat Clith 2,1, Commodora . Keceptioti Cowifiittee. Three Stripes. ROBERT WALTHER MOUNTREY Bronxville, New York " Boh " " Monty " BORN in Hoboken, raised in California, and matriculated in New York State — and he still brags about the land of milk and honey, despite the somewhat heavy fogs. Manias — sleep and hair tonic — an ex- pert at both. He can sleep sitting down, standing up, or walking around. He ' s tried every known hair tonic and some of his own concoction. But his sign of distinction lingers on. Gripes like the best of us, works like the rest of us. The horrors of plebe Steam are so indelibly stamped in his mem- ory that he ' s headed for a commission in the Marine Corps. Football 4, }. Reception Committee Star 4. Lucky Bag Staff. One Stripe. 136 I FRANK HURST HENDERSON, JR. Lexington, Kentucky " Skippy " " Frank " " Junior " FRANK knocks the ladies as dizzy as does the beverage from his home state. Accused of being infatuated once, he has loved many since. His right smart cartoons and ads are the life of the Log, but his steam sketches never work, nor do his exams. He hasn ' t a mean bone in his frame, though he did master a D. O. ' s brother in prep school. Camels are his brand ' " cause Paw works that, " and he still goes bare- footed at home — so we ' ve heard. Hamburg- ers a la Greasy Spoon are his weakness. Skippy should be doing clay models for Esquire " any day now. " RiJIe 2, I, rNr. Su ' immhi :, i. Log Staff. Class Crest atiti Riitg Committees. C. P. 0. DONALD LEIGH MEHLHOP Dexter, New Mexico " Don " " Fagai! " " Wild Man BIG, good-natured, easy-going, and always ready for any- thing — that ' s Don. The only thing that every really riled him in four years was when the Bull and Government Depart- ments combined to make his life miserable with unofficial academic extra duty. For a born and bred farmer, what could be more natural than that building and sailing small boats would become his hobby, and that, never having seen more water than that in a bathtub (they installed the first one in Dexter just before he left) he should pick out water polo? He has just one aversion — people who think he is from Texas. Water Polo 4, ;, z, i, wNp. G. P. 0. 137 MARK HENRY JORDAN Lawrence, Massachusetts ' ■ Mark " " Buck " " Purina FROM the region of the broad " A " , Mark came to be one of the pampered pets. In his bouts with academics he always came out well up in the stars, his enthusiasm for them showing in his interest in Nav. Buck is our fact tinder. He has the answer ready to settle any question about selection, the track results, or who ' s unsat. Athletics have a great appeal for Mark. He follows them all, and before he became a mainstay of the sub squad, track and cross-country benefitted by his presence. Of course, the social athletics, the bull sessions, and the Dahlgren debates find Mark an interested participant. Track 4. Crots Country 4. Log Stajf. Star 4, }, 2. Christmas Can! Committee. Lucky Bag Staff. Three Stripes. TACK ARTHUR OBERMEYER New York City " Dutch " " Obie " FROM the uncharted wilds of the Bronx, Obie of the cherubic countenance came to Uncle Sam ' s Navy School. Plebe year found his academic star in the ascendency, but from the first Jack bore his honors lightly, and willingly shared his knowl- edge with those unfortunates among us who habitually dwelt m trees. In dragging he starred, too, going on the principle that " ' ariety is the spice of life. " Never a radiator hound, he found an outlet for his surplus energy among the ham- ' n ' -eggers. For a swell classmate and the ace of wives — we give you Obie. Lacrosse 4, j, - ' , ;, N.A. Boat Club. Lucky Bag Staff. Star 4, j, 2. Three Stripes. 138 I SANFORD ELZA WOODARD At Large " Red " " Salty " " Don " NAME a place you would care to have described, be it at home or abroad, and if Red can ' t tell you some wistful yarn regarding it — well, there isn ' t any such place. Many are the nights he has kept us from doing some much needed boning, just because he had an interesting story to tell. Red has been very friendly, but for some reason, the Ac Departments did not ap- preciate his friendliness. However, when all the exams were over, the old salt would be ready to do battle again. During the past few years, we have learned that Red is a true friend who is always willing to aid those he can. Stihre 4, }, z, i. Trident Society. Reception Committee. Two Stripes. LEONCE ARNOLD LAJAUNIE, JR. New Orleans, Louisiana " Johnnie " " Swamproot " WHERE ' S Swamp? " " On the bunk— conserving energy. " Swamp got in the habit plebe summer when he secured his cits after three days and started reading about naval heroes. The academics nearly got him but he flemished them down in grand style when the time came. The fairer sex hasn ' t been able to keep its grappling hooks on our Johnnie, but then, he seems to have a hankering for the ladies of the Old South. Genial, kind, and true, Johnnie is always there with a helping hand. He ' s been a good wife and we ' re looking forward to being shipmates with him out there in the Fleet. Wrest in fr 4. Lightweight Crew j. Two Stripes. 139 RICHARD ALBERT WAUGH Mankato, Kansas " Al " " Wow " " Abie " FROM the plains of Kansas to Uncle Sam ' s Institution is a pretty big jump for any man, but Al took it and put the home town on the map. It took Al two vears to come to the conclusion that dragging has its advantages, but once begun he hasn ' t stopped. Never once forgetting that such things as academics existed, he seldom graced the well-known trees. You would have to look a long way to find a more even- tempered man — never a fight during four long years. Consider- ing what he has had to put up with, that in itself is something of which to be proud. Manager, Track 4, }, i, 1, N. Choir 4, }, 2. Musical Clubs Show 4, ;. Two Stripes. MORTON HAYNES LYTLE Tulsa, Oklahoma " Mart " ON his youngster cruise, Mort was told that he appeared to do more work and actually did less than anybody else. So have his four years here been char- acterized. Studies have been incidental obstacles to be pushed aside with the least effort. It is a tough exam that doesn ' t find him leaving thirty minutes earlv, and it is a tough day that makes him study a whole evening study period. Patent leathers were on his first voungster requisition; he has put them to good use. He has a knack for getting things done, including making up with the O. A. O. Track 4, J, 2. Cross Country 4. Two Stripes. II 140 EDWARD HENRY O ' HARE St. Louis, Missouri " Nero " " Butch " " Ed " A FTER five years of life in a military jl . school, Ed set his course toward the noblest of callings. It did not take him long to become oriented for he possesses the trait of being at home wherever he chances to be. Like the sea-lion, Ed soon found himself in the water working out with the suicide-squad. His love for the water, how- ever, was outweighed by the temptations and inducements of the radiator club. The possessor of a winning personality, Ed has found no trouble in making lasting friend- ships; he is always ready with a pat on the back when you need it most. Water Polo 4, }, 2, 2. C. P. 0. CHARLES FRANCIS PUTMAN Canton, Illinois " Charlie " " Poncho " " Putt " CHARLIE readily adapted himself to Navy life and soon found his way to the basketball courts. He is a confirmed member of the radiator squad between basketball seasons, and likes nothing better than a good bull session. Although he may be classified as a Red Mike around the Academy, un- doubtedly because of the little girl in Galesburg, Pancho can always be counted on to drag to help a classmate out. Studies have never been a problem to him and he gets by on very little effort. Charlie ' s many friends will vouch that he has the mak- ings of a fine Naval officer. Basketball 4, ;, 2, 7, N. Two Stripes. 141 il HENRY ALEXANDER ROWE San Francisco, California " Hank " " Oil Can ' " Little Caesar " EVERY spring the mightiest sandblower amazes the local residents along the Severn by unleashing what he calls a mere whisper at his boys in one of Navy ' s shells. Although forced to stand in the fourth platoon, Hank manages to make every first section with ease. He can work a Nav sight in less time than a Nav prof with a gouge, but spends most of his time helping other fellows do them instead. He likes to drag, will wrestle anyone in the crowd and probably win, and as a bartender is one of the best, even outside of the Masqueraders. Crew 4, 3, 2, i, N. Wrestling 4. Star 4, 2. Masqueraders 2, i. Director 1. QuarterJeck Society. Ttvo Stripes, WILLIAM PADEN MACK San Francisco, California " Weelie " " Wee Willie " " Bill " " Slug " WEELIE (pronounced a-la-Sweet- briar) has successfully lived down his status as a Navy junior. With his quiet, unobtrusive manner he possesses the inde- finable affinity for success as shown by the stars on his collar and his performance on practically every athletic field. Yet, despite this success, he finds time to give full vent to his favorite hobby, sleeping. Bill ' s main gripes are his bilging of profs on exams and the restrictions on dragging at this Alma Mater. We can wish him no better luck than that he continues as he has be- gun, taking all hurdles with his easy stride. Basketball 4, 3, 2, . Baseball 4 3, 2, i. Football 4. Star 4 2. Four Stripes. h k sirs tvei 142 t I JOHN SNEED SCHMIDT St. Joseph, Missouri Otto ' ' ' ' JoLhin)! " " Smitty WE feel like composing an eulogy to the achievements of Sneed but we know how distasteful it would be to him. The newspapers have satisfactorily handled the football prowess of our Ail-American halfback. In our opinion, this is the least of his accomplishments. His musical tal- ents as exhibited on an assortment of in- struments (including an ocharina), a never failing cheerfulness, a sincere desire to help ever ' one and his touch of Missouri wit — these are all qualities that have made our four years with Sneed a period that will predominate in our memories. Football 4, ), 2, I, N . Lacrosse 2, I. Kifle 4. Track 4. Choir 4, }, 2, I. Musical Clubs Show 4, }, 2, i. Three Stripes. RICHARD PHILIP NICHOLSON " alentine, Nebraska " Dick " " Joe Col I itch " " Luke " " Nick " A NOTORIOUS radiator clubber, Dick quickly discovered that the rifle gallery was closer to his room than any athletic held. An expert rifleman in college, Dick became a permanent fixture on the rifle team. An ardent golfer, an in- credible blind dragger ( " I ' ll drag anyone " ), and a savoir of the better sort, Dick can pull down a 4.0 in any classroom but usually compromises by accepting a 3.5. Possessed of a serenity ruffled neither by exams, routine, nor drills, Dick is our nom- ination for what an officer should be as a midshipman. Outdoor Rifie 4, ), 2, i. Hop Committee. Indoor Kifle 4, s, 2, i. Captain i. Class Crest Committee. Star 2. Four Stripes. 4 143 JOHN LUDVIG NIELSEN Sr. Paul, Minnesota ' ' Johnnie " " F agba e, JOHNNIE claims that luck brought him into the Navy, but whatever the cause, he has found the Navy to his liking, and believes that it is the best possible career. As he aptly puts it, " Who wants to go on the outside and work for a living, anyhow? " Flagbag is interested in anything naval, especially signalling. This interest coupled with real ability should start John on a successful naval career. Johnnie is energetic when he is really interested in something, a good friend, cheerful and easy to get along with. He has one big defect — he doesn ' t like mountain music. Football 4 ), 2, . Boar Club 2 Basketball . , , . Black N. Two Stripes. KENNETH EDWARD POUND Pueblo, Colorado " Kenny " " Libra " L CIv of interest in the sugar beet in- j dustry of Pueblo caused Kennv to give the Navy a real break. Stern naval discipline hasn ' t changed him much be- cause, as he so aptlv puts it, " There ' s nothing wrong with regulations in their proper place. " Usually easy going, some- times serious, alwavs having the ability to say the right thing with the right words, resting rather than dragging, but above all, blessed with a priceless sense of humor — that ' s Kenny. These qualities balance Kenny ' s one grave fault — his passion for mountain music. One Stripe. Hi 144 I FAY ELLIS WILSIE Spring ' alley, Minnesota • ' B»ck " AFTER saving him from the horrible ± . fate of being an Army man, Buck ' s lucky star has guided him safely through his academics with only an occasional struggle with the Dago Department. For four years he has been the ideal roommate, always disagreeing for the sake of a good argument and frequently coming out the winner. Buck is fond of the ladies and hops, and although he will never admit that one of the fair sex interested him, we have an idea that some day he will weaken. And now that you have met Buck, we are sure that you will wish him the greatest success as an officer. Football 4, 3, 2, 1. Lacrosse j, .2, . Ofie Stripe. EDWARD CHARLES WAITERS, III Kansas City, IMissouri ' ' Dusty " " The Little Man BACK on June 9, 1933, the Navy received quite a break when a blue-eyed, curly-haired young man, who later became known as Dusty or The Little Man, took his oath of allegiance. The Little Man is only five feet six, but his savvi- ness, generosity, good humor, and ability to do the proper thing at the proper time more than compensate for any lack of height. Dustv is usually in love, and unless he receives his daily letter from the O. A. O., his faith in women is shattered. However, Dusty ' s cheerful nature enables him to forget and forgive when the next letter arrives. Track 4. Boat Cltih. Musical Clubs Show 4. One Stnpe, Black N. 145 LEWIS ARTHUR RUPP Archbold, Ohio " Leuy " " Ruppy " A REAL fellow, Lewy harmonizes with everything from the . choir to the track squad. He likes his popular songs and always has a new version for the latest one out. His workouts are not confined to the track, for he likes nothing better than a good stiff tussle with a cross-word puzzle. Straight lines and colored pencils, combined with a wealth of natural talents, have put him in every first section. Among other things which we must admire in Lewy are his neatness and thoroughness, for he ' s won the blue ribbon for shoe shines and locker stow- age for four years. Track 4, J, 2, 1, N. Wrestlhif, 4, ). Star z. Orchestra 4, ;. Choir 4, }, 2, i. Glee Club 4, ;. Two Stripes. STANLEY MICHAEL ZIMNY Woodlawn Beach, New York " Stan " " Zim " A FIRESIDE, an armchair, and a pipe — Utopia. Such are Stan ' s dreams. But Stan is not always the dreamer. An enthus- iast to the nth degree, a mild savoir, a musician par excellence, a champion hand- ball plaver. What better combination could one desire? And who has not heard his clear tenor voice issuing from the shower, the corridor, or even the soloist ' s balcony in the Chapel, without envying him? His favorite expressions are, " No mail for me? " or, " Whom do you know from Norfolk? " A loyal, energetic, and unfailing pal, that ' s Stan. Champion, Hamlhall Doubles 4, }, 2, i. Star 4 Choir 4, ;, 2, i. Orchestra 4, }. 2, i. Musical C uis 4, j, 2. i. Two Stripes. I ikii 146 I i JOHN CLAY SHAFFER ' an Wert, Ohio ■ ' S Mf " J. C. " ■ ' John " " Gin " RIGHT from the start, Shaff has been a . most conscientious fellow with no- thing standing in his way except his pipe. He smokes enormous amounts of tobacco, and next to this, women are his greatest weakness. His locker door looks like a veritable rogues ' gallery, but being natur- ally a shy soul, he does not drag often. Academically, John has no troubles except in Nav; in Ordnance or Steam he never fails to fill his board. As a wife, J. C. is tops. He ' s a congenial cuss, and his powers as a bull shooter and his expositions on his pet theories make the time fly. Cheir 4, }, 2, 1. GleeOub4,}. Musical Clubs Show 4, ;. Receprioii Committee. Lucky Bag Staff. Two Stripes. JESSE PARKER ROBINSON, JR. Morral, Ohio ■■ . P. " " Kobby " " Cyclone " " Cykie " CYCLONE cast off the work harness and left the Ohio farm to become a sailor. After a year of severe breaking under the whip of good old ' 34, he was turned loose to become the plebes ' nightmare. Jesse has found academics rather easy sailing except for Bull, which jammed his rudder, and Ord- nance, which almost blasted him loose from his moorings. In his horsing around he has nibbled a little wild oats of the mild variety. His outstanding weakness has been girls from the Carolinas. In parting let ' s " splice the main brace, " J. P.; here ' s best of luck! Manager, Swimming 4, ;, 2. Reception Committee. Regimental C. P. 0. 147 -Ct j jcx) ,,,x— «=-= __ J % % ■ JOHN ANDREW THOMAS Knoxville, Tennessee " Tony " " Tommy " FROM Knoxville after two years at the University of Tennessee came Tony to rell us of the pleasures of college life and all that we were missing. Plebe year found him swim- ming a bit, but since then, leisure has appealed to him. Most of the time, when there is good weather, he can be found out sailing, and in winter, company basketball and a daily siesta divide his time. His pleasing adaptable personality and ready smile have made him a welcome addition to any company, whether sailing, dragging or just indulging in the ever present bull session. Suimming 4, }■ Reception Committee. Two Strifes. r MORGAN HALL BALDWIN, JR. Annapolis, Maryland " Baldy " " Morgan " STEP up, folks, and meet the man who hears all, knows all, sees all ' , and tells even more. The dope is never so straight nor so hot as when put out by Baldy. When not putting out bad dope, he is probably parading the halls in some weird outht which originally saw better days in Tangier, London, Nice, or Gibraltar. The - ' Akademicks " have been rather hot on his trail, but Baldy always gave them the slip at every river. Soccer and lacrosse are his favorite sports. He ' s a dopester without peer and a good friend to everyone. Soccer 4, }, 2, i. Lacrosse 4, }. 1, t- One Stripe. 150 ERNEST SOUTHARD FRIEDRICK Baldwin, Long Island, New York PETE is the true Happy Warrior who has realized the plan that seized his boyish thoughts. We, his friends, have watched him grow and have admired his sincerity and de- termination. His numerous activities have been successful, because he finishes evervthing he starts, and does a good job of it. Possessing a friendly nature, he has been a daddy to the plebes; and because we know his workable philosophy of living, it is safe to assume two things: that he will go a long way, and that he will enjoy himself as he goes. Summing 4, }, j, 1. Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Committee. One Stripe. ifZ fell 1 VSJII. IjOllI rtirii iiJon, fiver. THOMAS McCONNELL ADAMS Sioux Falls, South Dakota " Mac " " T. Mac " TOM came to the Academy knowing little about the Navy, but he now stands on the threshold of his career with a thorough understanding of the duties assigned a naval officer. Mac ' s major activities are writing and swimming. He has obtained more publicity (or notoriety) from his attempts to enlighten " Log " readers than has many a newspaper writer from his daily column. By sheer hard work, Mac reached a point in swimming where it took a good man to beat him. This same spirit will carry Tom to the top in all that he undertakes. Editor, Trident. Lucky Bag Staff. Log Staff. Star 4. Chriitmai Card Committee. Reception Committee. Two Stripes. 151 « WALTER JOSEPH BARRY Boston, Massachusetts " Walt " " Pinhead " " One-cell " IN Walt we have the personification of the ideal son of Erin. Endowed with a k een sense of humor and a facility for making friends, he is a welcome addition to any bull session. An injury to his ear deprived us of a promising boxer. He doesn ' t drag often, but he makes up for that when he hits good old Boston twice a year. A tireless worker, he exerts plenty of ergs to come out on top in the frequent tussles with the books. His every ambition is tied up in the Navy, and we know that they will be realized Boxing 4, ). Company Reprettntarire 4, }, 2. c. p. 0. JOHN FRANCIS CHENEY Boston, Massachusetts " John " " Whitey " JOHN IS the kind of a fellow whose ticket to happiness consists of a good pipe, a good dog, and a good book. He likes to sit down so well he made crew his sport, and, like most of us, he is one of that army that serves to push the top- notchers. He has an appreciation of classical music, literature, and femininity, consistently sporting a first section drag. His secret ambition is a pair of dancing feet. The philosophy of life which he follows is wound up in these famous lines: " Let me live in a house bv the side of the road, and be a friend to man. Crew 3. Lacrosse 2. Orchestra 4, J. C. P. 0. 132 I RICHARD EARL BALL Hazen, Nevada " Dick " " Kheosttit " " Tc ' sto " AT tirst sight, all hands agreed that Dick was very dumb, x - but he soon convinced us that he was nobody ' s fool. From then on, he was the recognized leader of the first sections. His one weakness was figuring out constants to see on which side of a 3.7 his mark lay. He professed to he a Red Mike, but during second class year, he had a change of heart, although not quite deserting the ranks of the misogynists. As a wife, he never objected to getting the suits from the tailor shop and was willing to close the windows before reveille. Rtidio Club _j, 2, . Keceptioti Ccmniittie. Three Stripes. f !f HERBERT JOYCE HARTMAN Athens, Ohio " Herb " " Cherub " WE had our first introduction to Herb ' s calm and efficient Buckeye methods of work the latter part of plebe summer, when he ate his first meal in the messhall. Shortly afterward, the academic departments began their barrage, but again Herby calmlv and effectively set to work. That he still has his early skill is demonstrated in the first instance by his chubby cheeks, and in the second by his perennial presence in first sections. He ' s spent too much time sleeping and snaking and writing letters to be a successful athlete, but the sub squad has kept him in trim. Kadio Club _j, 2, . Boat Club 2, 1. One Stripe. HARMON BRADFORD SHERRY Syracuse, New York " Cherie " " Blond ie " " Cherub " HEY, Sherrv, where did you get those 10,000 ton cruisers " This is the typical greeting thrust at the wife by his loking classmates, for nature endowed him with a remarkable pair of size twelves. If you think these leviathans are in his wav, you should watch him cover ground on a tennis court, move nimbly in a fencing duel, or boot a soccer ball. When he is nor occupied in getting a workout, he may be found sawing on his cello, poring over the newspaper, or reading books on Hitler. But any evening — " Boy! She really is a swell gal ' " - and so far, far into the nigh t. r BERNHARD HENRY BIERI,JR. Newport, Rhode Island " Beer-eye " " CLini " IF you ' ve never wandered into his room after chow and seen the Beer-eye-Butch dance team going to town you ' ve missed something. Not that we ' d trade them for Astaire, but they do make plenty of noise. When not celebrating, Clara is quiet, the reason Iseing that he is writing voluminous letters. (Stick vour gonk in at any odd hour and see for yourself.) The sur- prising thing about all this correspondence is that, far from being a snake, he is reasonably faithful to the little girl back home. And to top if off he ' s a basketball player of no mean ability. Tenuis 4. Basketball 4, ;, 2, 1. One Stripe. n r i 134 K ' lsi . ?■« I fe ■ JAMES CHARLES BENNETT Erie, Pennsylvania " Popeye " " Fiitber " " Chuck " APENNSYLVANIAN by birth, a sailorman by aspiration, and a lion by nature — that ' s our Popeye. We learned from Chuck during plebe summer that the good old Naval Reserve is a he-man ' s outfit. Then Popeye demonstrated that one ' s reach can exceed one ' s grasp by taking an involuntary bath during his first cutter drill. Father ' s ability as a champeen spinner of varns is stimulated by a keen wit and shrewd ob- servation. His initiative, resourcefulness, self-confidence, and true individualitv will cause him to stand out all through his career. Property Gatig , Leader i. Reception Coviniittee. Two Stripes. • m jiei. sof- roll lean JOHN GERALD SULLIVAN St. Albans, Vermont " Gold-hnck " " Sully " " Long Talker " WHERE ' S Sully? " " Oh, he ' s back in the hospital again. " And so it went, for four long years. Sully was never one to take life too seriously. In fact, one might add that the only thing he was ever in earnest about was golf. He ' s still talking about that Inter-Collegiate Meet in Washington second class summer. At work or on liberty. Sully could be depended upon to do his share. As a roommate, he was one of the best. Never lacking a cheery word, he managed to smile his way along a road beset with many hardships and obstacles. Boxing 4, I Golj }, i, I. Reception Committee. Two Stripes. Football . i hi 155 HAROLD SYDNEY BOTTOMLEY, JR. Merchantville, New Jersey ■■Sjd " -King " ■■H. sr CUL ' ER ' S gift to the sea found plebe year entirely too easy, for the desire to bone is quite unknown to Syd. He enjoys good books, opera, bull sessions, and is a shark at bridge. When he likes a subject, he is very savvy. He possesses that likeable personality which gives him the ability to get what he wants regardless of opposition — " never fear when Syd is near! " With this and his cosmopolitan air, he is quite success- ful with the fairer sex. And above all, he is " one of the boys " and a good roommate. Basketball 4. Baseball 4. Boat Club Keception Committee, One Stripe. Il II s ROBERT ' ARNELL TATE Ashland, Kentucky " Kudo " " Boh ' " Tatey " " Ac am " V AND now may we introduce the handsome half of the room, ' " " xA- none other than out future Kentucky Colonel. Besides good looks, he possesses the uncanny knack of getting away with irregularities, although he has overstepped once or twice and ranks second in our clas s for days on the Reina. When it comes to knowledge. Bob is no man ' s dummy. But he is con- tent with a good story, a bridge session, or shooting the breeze with his many friends, that is, except when there ' s berty, for then he ' s sure to be found with some lucky girl who has captured his fancy. Lacrosse 4, 5, 2, . Lucky Bag Staff. Bayiiif, 4, }, 2, I. Masqiieraders }, 1. Keception Committee. Black N. C. P. 0. 156 IV CHARLES ISAIAH BLANKINSHIP Eureka, Illinois " ReJ " " Charlie " CHARLIE, mv wife, God bless him. He wears white sox, but no garters; has red hair, but no temper; smiles cheer- fully, but is mulishly obstinate; drags, but not often. He can concentrate on the matter at hand, whether it be football, water polo, or studies. A sailor who will always long for the ■ " dear old podunk in Illinois, " he will make a good officer and gentleman (by act of Congress). Plebes know him as easy- going, his classmates as " Red, " the Executive Department as conscientious, the academic departments as a plugger, and I as " Charlie, mv wife, God bless him. " Water Polo 4, !, 2, 1, wNp, Captam i Football 4, 3, 2, I, NA. One Stripe H: -u k on, iJes iVJV uce •nil :oii- the les rt ..-f • WILLIAM RAWLINS LOWNDES Berkeley, California " Bill " " Walrus " " Lewendies " BILL can long for his California home, yearn to restore the familv estate in Charleston tradition, and wish he were living in Boston, all at once! But get beneath the surface, and you will find a Navy man to the core. The Navy is his heritage, cultivated by extensive reading, despite long hours spent in his favorite element, the water. For Bill is a varsity water poloist in season, a swimmer the year around. But see him at his mellowest: after a good meal, reading an interesting book, his only distraction keeping his pipe lit. Water Polo 4, j, 2, i, wNp. G. P. 0. 157 « mi WILLIAM FLOYD BRINGLE Covington, Tennessee " Bush " " Ogie " " One Play " CLOSING his still in response to the call of the sea, Bush donned his shoes and set out on the long trek which eventually led him to Annapolis. The first two years of Bush ' s sojourn were marked with a conflict between the Red Mike and reptile elements. However the close of youngster year brought with it a brilliant coup d ' etat by the Snake. Despite a few minor injuries such as broken hips, wrenched knees, and dislocated shoulders his inability to quit has won for him the coveted Navy block " N. " At various times, he has also tried basketball, crew, and lacrosse. JEFF is well known for his superb dry wit and gift of repar- tee. He is the life of every bull session, yet more than able to hold his own with the intelligentsia on any subject. Since he was always a great lover of music, we were somewhat at a loss to understand why, after two successful years in the Drum and Bugle Corps, he decided to rejoin the ranks. A Red Mike youngster year, Jeff was re|uvenated during second class sum- mer, and has been going strong ever since. His tine Old English character and personality will always be a cherished memorv. Om Stripe. 158 ,1 lil JOHN REMEY WADLEIGH Jamestown, Rhode Island " Jack " " M ke " EARLY plebe year, the upper-classmen started asking Jack questions about the Service. This form of running soon ceased when they found that he knew far more about the Navy than they. If you want to know the names and laundry numbers of C-in-C since Noah, just ask Jack; he ' ll know. Dividing his time between listening to the Marine Band and dragging Army juniors, Jack has still found time to manage baseball and, incidentally, to make music of his own with the Hell Cats. And from now on, we know he ' ll find time to give all he has for the Service. Manager Baseball 4, , 2, , N. One Stripe. J i ipai- aWe m m like WILLIAM DRAPER BRINCKLOE, JR. Easton, Maryland " Butch " " Bill " FROM across the Bay on the Eastern Shore comes this worthy harmonizer. At the first note, he will drop every- thing and join in with a tenor specially suited to the shower. From singing, his thoughts turn to photography; his camera balances the weighty text books on many a trip to class while classmates cheerfully run him for bringing the " lunch box " along. One week a confirmed Red Mike and the next week dragging — briefly this is Bill ' s social life. When we leave to go to sea, we prophesy that Bill will continue his straight shooting on the road to the top. Outdoor Kifle 4, }, 2, I, rNt, Captain I. Indoor Kifie . Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff. Trident Society. Four Stripes. J, J, ;, rNt Star 2. 159 i FRANKLIN DUERR BUCKLEY Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " B impo " " Zep " " Buck " YOU may wonder why Franklin is guilty of the odd nick- names. When we say that he ' s a staunch supporter of lighter-than-air, the connection is obvious. Being held person- ally accountable for all airship disasters, Buck has been the victim of much good-natured running. His many articles in the Trident have been only one means of defending the airship against uninformed condemnation. Making visits to both Akron and Lakehurst, and even Friedrichshafen on youngster cruise, has given Buck many permanent contacts and a wealth of practical knowledge. Trident Society 4, jj, 2, . Moi ' ie Gang. c. p. 0. r DONALD ARCHER DEAN Yonkers, New York " D r ■•Don " THE career of this conspicuously quiet and unassuming voung man from little old New York has been dotted with long but successful tiffs with the academic departments. His refusal to accept the doctrine of " It ' s all in the book " had him playing Tarzan in the branches of some trees. Because of his ceaseless efforts to discover the reason behind the fact, some feel he might do better in such a post as the Intelligence Service could offer, but the Line often needs this kind of man, and Don is big enough to fill any assignment they might give h I in . Manager, Foot ball 4. Boat Clab. Movie Gang. Otic Stripe. 160 RICHARD BEEBE WILLIAMS Gettysburg, South Dakota ■■Stud " ■■Bill " ■■Rajah " STUD IS a cosmopolite, but claims South Dakota as his fatheiland. He possesses potentially every quality necessary to success, but is a bit irresponsible. However, that only en- hances his fatal charm. His greatest interest is in people, es- pecially in members of the opposite sex, and he is able to adapt himself to anv situation. His ready wit, deep sense of humor, and mdisputable gift of gab enable him to make life brighter for those around him. Bill is thoroughly " one of the boys " , and has a host of friends. His greatest ambition is to be a marine, as were his forebears. WILLIAM BUTLER BROWN Goldsboro, North Carolina " Trigger " " Red " " Scrapper " ■■Bill " IT is hard to say whether Trigger is first a gentleman and second an artist, or vice versa. He does, however, combine the two into a most unusual mixture. He has the natural good manners of a true southern gentleman and also the erratic temperament of an artist. Red is a rebel in more than name, being constantly at variance with the accepted order of things. He has never been known to speak or smile before breakfast. His greatest ambition is to fly, and he should be the best there is, for his spirit is as flaming as his hair. Golf }, 2, I, gNAf, Captain i. Boxing 4, 3. Class Crest anil Ring Committees. G. P. 0. 161 - JOHN DOUGLAS CARSON Asbury Park, New Jersey " Dou " " Ked " " Kit " " Trotsky " DO vou want to bet a dollar on that? " And thus another bull session reaches its climax with Doug on top. He ' s a typical redhead, pugnacious, yet good-natured, and willing to help a friend to the limit. Doug is not inclined to work unnecessarily, although when he has to, he can expend an unbelievable amount of energy. The Glee Club lost a promising candidate when this proud possessor of a tremendous baritone turned to wrestling. He spends the evenings smoking his pipe, occasionally studying, but more often sleeping or expounding on the good roads of New Jersey. FALKLAND MacKINNON LANSDOWNE Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin " Miic " " Hessie " " McGuinis " COME into the room most any time and you will iind Mac in his glory — horizontal on his bunk. He is quiet and industrious and remains so, unless a rough-house is started — then he may be found in the midst of it. His generosity and willingness to help others out of tight spots have won him many friends. Mac never worries about the fairer sex, enjoys music, reading, and smoking his pipe. His only bad trait is his lamentable, yet uncanny, knack of making puns. He has been an excellent roommate, meeting every gripe with a smile. Stage Cam 4, ;, 2, i. Orcheslra 4. Kiception Committee. Two Stripes. 162 J ROY HEMAN BURGESS, JR. Detroit, Michigan " Biigee " " Roy " ROY makes friends easily, since he has always been a willing worker, not only for himself, but for others. His nature IS a fortunate one, utilizing the high spots in life to cushion the effects of the low ones. The result is one of radiation, in that he makes all who come in contact with him see the more pleasant side of life. He has been out for numerous sports and worked conscientiously at them, and though the spotlight of athletic glory has missed him, what higher compliment can be paid a man than to sav he did his best in everything he tried ? Swinntiiug 4 , 2, . Boar Club j, . Ktflc 4. Hop Committee 1. Glee Club. Choir 4, }, 2, 1. Two Stripes. •z .Mac aid ,-aiiii JltlS lus 43 HUGH RAYNOR RIMMER San Francisco, California " Kowdy Don " " Bii i ' :: ' " Hugh " HUGHIE ' S agreeable personality made him many friends. Unknown admirers were always certain to write him letters after leave, to the extent that all hands endeavored to solve Raynor ' s social problems. The football team lost his valuable service when he was disabled, but his handicap did not hinder his ability with the oar. To keep peace in this family, we will not mention anything about that cold March day when Hughie ' s single shell capsized. Ever since then. Rowdy Dow has been looking forward to sunny Cal and his departure from rainy Maryland. Crcu- 4, ), 2, , N. Football 4, ?, 2, NA. Keception Committee. One Stripe. Goat Keeper. 163 DONALD MORISON WHITE Ossining, New York " Do;; " NO one knows where Don ' s capacity for sleep came from, but we suspect that what energy is not being saved for the next week-end is used up i n the gym or on the track. And how he can combine the writing of that letter a day to a certain someone with all that sleep, and still stay close to the first sections will always be a mystery. He is an understanding friend of the best sort, and has been an excellent fellow con- spirator against the wiles of the Academic and Executive De- partments, never coming in violent contact with either. Choir 4, }, 2, I. Two Stripes. Zif LEWIS OLCOTT DAMS Middletown, Connecticut ■ Leu■• " L. 0. " THE hills of Connecticut are well represented by this dash- ing young Beau Brummel of the fourth deck who keeps us posted on all the whys and wherefores of fashion. This trait IS picked up, no doubt, from the cosmopolitan corners of Middletown, where men are men and the floods run high. Few men can combine the sports of track and crew, but if you think it can ' t be done, just ask Lew. He is an excellent helpmate, possessing the quality of being amenable to doing most of the ork and not griping about it. An all around good mixer. Lew is a hard worker, hard player, and true friend. One Stripe. II 164 JOSEPH FRANCIS DALTON Grenco, Maryland " Joe " " Horsey " A DESIRE to " join the Navy and see the world " caused Joe . to travel the twenty-seven miles to Annapolis. While seldom starring, Horsey has always found plenty of time to play soccer, lacrosse, or water polo. He has whiled away his idle hours in dragging, boating, playing sweetly (?) the ac- cordion, and cruising on the Reina. Joe ' s never-failing good humor, thoughtful consideration, and abounding generosity have made him a host of friends. He has started well in his chosen career, and his will to win and general capability insure him continued success. Soccer 4, , 2, . Manager, Water Polfi wNp. Black N. Two Stripes. Al { s trail itBof Few [hifll: gatf. of the jiiser. JOHN ELLSWORTH TAYLOR Mason City, Iowa " John " " Ellsworth " " J. E. " ON first sight, this quiet unassuming fellow from the wild Mid-West impressed us as the sort of man who would go places. And we were right, for without visible effort, he has taken the much-dreaded academics like grade school work, and stood high in all his subjects. Plebe year found Ellsworth out for cross-country and fencing, but the lure of the bridge table soon drew him from the rigorous sports. John ' s principal extra-curricular activity has been dragging. Possessed of a wide acquaintanceship and plenty of charm, John has taken advantage of every opportunity to drag. Reception Committee. Star 4, }, 2. Movie Gang. Two Stripes. 165 i EDWARD GRO TR DE LONG Springfield, South Dakota " Grover " " Ed " " Cluimp " " Dee " FATE had its way, and a third alternate appointment took Grover from a co-ed college and made him one of ' 37. Endowed with an admirable ability of meeting people, es- pecially the fairer sex, he carries on a voluminous correspond- ence. During study hour, Ed is usually seen with pipe in one hand, pen in the other, and photographic likenesses before him. Music is his weakness, be it via the radio, choir, musical clubs, or French horn. He is often at home with a Sabatini novel or an engineering magazine. Versatility and steadiness have made him a splendid roommate and friend. Track 4, 2, I. Basketball 5, 2, . Orchestra 4, j, 2, Musical Clubs Shows. Keceptioii Committee. One Stripe. Cho ii ' ROBERT ARLTON HALLA Tyndall, South Dakota " Bob " BOB ' S natural asset, a gift of speech, coupled with his ability to follow all contemporary problems, was re- warded youngster year when the first of the Public Speaking Contests found him receiving the gold watch. Never having to worry about academics, after the first two months of plebe Steam, Bob has had plenty of time for athletics, and was a good quarterback until injuries put him out of football. Be- sides this activity, a deep interest in " newsie " magazines and the farier sex has characterized his Academy course. Track 4. Qi arterJeck Society 4, }, 2, i. President 1. Reef Points Staff. Boat Club. Reception Committee. Three Stripes. 166 I RICHARD CLOUGH SMART Kittery, Maine " Axel " " Dick " " Diipple " " Sancho " NO one knows whether it was Dick ' s New England back- ground or the influence of the vast amount of literature which he reads that urged him to answer the call of the sea, but one can easily discern an adventurous and romantic spirit. He is quite unassuming, and whenever Dick gives us that " personality " smile, we are forced to smile with him. Any- thing taken up which interests him is done heartily and en- thusiastically, as anyone who plays basketball with him will tell you. Lady Luck is his companion at cards, but no one has ever known him to drag. Resigiieii. •Z DANIEL BERNARD DECKELMAN Cincinnati, Ohio " Danny " " Boxcar " " Prince " ihhis isie- iij DANNY is one of the landmarks of the Second Battalion. Plebe year offered no easy sailing for him. Never one to sit idly by and let things run their course, he often differed in opinion with the upper classes. Now the boys agree with him. A likeable fellow who is always ready to promote anything from an interesting bull session to an afternoon at " Pop ' s " , Dan is not one of the intelligentsia, but a member of that party known as the backbone of the Regiment. Football 4, }, 2. Wrestling 4. One Stripe. 167 - EVERETT GEORGE SANDERSON New Bedford, Massachusetts " Sandy " " Wbitey " BROUGHT up in the old whaling town of New Bedford, Sandv inherited his love of salt air and sea dust. But get- ting his sea legs was his own idea, and he came here to be a Sinbad. Life to Sandy is a song, for he is always singing; he is a happy-go-luckv lad with never a worry. Yet his work always gets done. He has never missed a hop, but his heart has missed quite a few. He can do anyhing with a ball so long as it is round, and he likes Java, music, cherry pie, and horse racing. Everywhere he goes, he makes new friends and greets old ones with a warm smile. Soccer 4, ), z, 1, aNf, Captain 1. Teiitm 4, j, 2, Hop Committee. Two Stripes. i BOB entered with a golf club in one hand, track shoes in the other, and a grin on his face. The track shoes gave wav to another golf club, but the grin is still there. It would be foolish to spend much time writing the foibles of the co- sharer of one ' s stamps, razor blades, and stationery, but here are a few. Bob does most of his studying in the last half of every study period, makes puns, is never ready for formation, but never late. He has the three essentials of a good roommate: thoughtfulness, generosity, and a sense of humor. Cross Country 4, j, j, Co f ;, 2, I. Three Stripes. 168 I HARRY BARRETT HAHN Brooklyn, New York " Sc jiioz " " Blotto " " Viiciium " WITH his unbounded energy and his will to do anything, Harry is well fitted for the calling he likes — the Navy. Harry has always given his best. As a gymnast and crew man, he has won his laurels. In studies, his name stands well to- wards the top of his class. His tile is his hobby; sleep is his joy; and a Diesel is his pet. His helping spirit, coupled with his cheerful, witty remarks, has brightened many of life ' s dull moments. As time rolls on, many of us will remember his motto; " Ah, Sleep! It is a blessed thing — . " tt ifZ ' «! i? I oesin sfjve I here lallof iiiion, imaie: DA TD EUGENE DRESSENDORFER Springfield, Illinois " Dave " " Hoople " " Dusie " TODAY, when knowledge is sought more keenly than ever before, it isn ' t every man who will interrupt his own studies to help others. Dave, however, is a notable example of the man who will. In spite of the time given to others, at the end of each year he stands well up in the class. Every phase of this life, with all its exacting details, has not been pleasing to Dave, bur he has remained, not as a nonentity, but with much benefit to the Academy. Illinois, as we all know, has been poorer and we have been richer during the four years Dave has been here. Baieball 4. Otie Stripe. 169 DORRANCE SIELAFF RADCLIFFE Reno, Nevada " Dorie " 635 — " ' e joined the Navy to see the world " — yes, folks, Dorie ' s tuning up again with a ready smile, a good hum- or, a keen wit, and a song in his heart. He ' s a Red Mike in theory — a snake in fact. Every " rec " period finds him playing touch football, baseball, basketball, or tennis, with equal facility. He ' s a semi-savoir, lacking only the photographic memory. Coming from " the biggest little city in the world, " his ambition reaches to the sky, hence he ' s headed for aviation. The last formation has just rung, so au revoir, roommate, and smooth sailing. One Stripe. GEORGE HAILS FOSTER Montgomery, Alabama " George " " Rebel " " Bama " THE virtues of George ' s home state ( " heaven, " as he would say) and the O. A. O., we have all heard many times. He is always anxious to take part in debates on all questions, and win or lose, he readily admits his opponent was wrong. George has a likeable nature, a keen sense of humor, but a poor and frequently practiced knowledge of blank verse. He specializes in dragging, but he boxes and wrestles, and adapts himself to several other sports. Although he is not a savoir, his cheerful personality will prove a valuable asset in making him a success throughout life. One Stripe, At 170 I PATRICK HENRY HART Los Angeles, California " Pelt " " Bucket " " Admiral " PLEBE year, Pat admits, wasn ' t any too much fun, but necessary for the life to follow. However, the next three years showed him to be in the right place. As in days of yore at Polytechnic High, academics were fruit. His gymnastic talents, too, showed up to good advantage. Though not par- ticularly a snake, Pat could be paged at Carvel any Sunday afternoon, — and usually be found! During four years here on the Severn, Pat has won a place in all our hearts. His ability to make friends and get along with people is a sure indication of success. Gym 4, ), 2. I, gNt, Captain i. Black N. QuamrJeck Society. Three Stripes. 25 " rt mi ,He eofje allies eltio etriiil iicce W ' ARREN WOODROW FORD Shawnee, Oklahoma " Henry " " W. W. " WELL, fellows, you see it goes like this, — " and thus begins many an impromptu extra instruction over Warren ' s shoulder. With an uncanny ability to find out what makes the wheels go ' round, Henry has saved the day many a time in the last five minutes before formation. With a definite tinge of rebel in his make-up, W. W. found the movies ' versions of plebe life slightly ultra-romantic and dashing. However, hard work and hard play soon changed this picture. Here ' s luck, Warren, and a wish for a good old-fashioned bull session every so often as the years go by. i i Star }, 2. Om Stripe. 171 « JAMES GRANT ROSS Shenandoah, Iowa THE salt air called Rollo, and soon his non-reg face appeared in our ranks. The departments have failed to create an academic barrier for this rough-cut linguist. He is more indus- trious than most, never having joined the radiator squad or become a Cosmo fan. His activity in crew has made him as dexterous with an oar as he is with a slip-stick. While Rollo is decidedly not a chowhound, snaking is one of his accomp- lishments — and why not? Should a connoisseur of the fair sex sit idly by? Rollo is a man any skipper can be proud of. JACK EUGENE GIBSON Pontiac, Michigan " " " Gib " " Jeemy " " Gheebson " JACK arrived here armed with a Popular Mechanics maga- zine and a sense of humor. To this background is attributed his pleasure over " sketch and describe " slips of epicvclic trains, turbines, and torpedo mechanisms. His intelligence varies as the square root of the pressure applied by the academic departments. Jeemy spends hours in the gym keeping in shape to ward olf those seeking vengeance for his practical jokes. He whistles continually, respects intellect, tries anything once, knows most of the answers, and will even drag blind just for the asking. Oil! Stripe. 172 ALFRED FREDERICK GERKEN Bronx, New York " Al " " Joe " " Jerk " AL can usually be found either playing tennis or sleeping ± . (the way his cruises were spent). Although his life at the Academy has always been one of ease, the greater part of second class year was spent with extra instruction from Instruc- tor Ortland. His good nature always makes him ready to share his skags and chow. Al claims to be a Red Mike, and to all appearances he really is, but just ask one who has seen him in action. For any kind of a party, whether it ' s a working party, liberty party, or beer party, Al will always be around. Tenuis 4, 2, . Receprioti Committee. G. P. 0. Y vili£ ■enie .liaff He once. St (of JOHN MURPHY DE VANE, JR. Fayetteville, North Carolina " Count " " John " " Giii " THE Count is famous for many things, but we always think of him in connection with football, swimming, towel snapping, and his pipe. We have watched his athletics, felt his towel snapping, and smelled that pipe for the last few years — but we still love him. Always ready to knock off studying to talk, or fight, or help on a knotty prob, he has kept us sat more than once. He ' s generous to a fault; when our laundry doesn ' t come back on time, we can always count on his socks. Long live Dee-vain, and may worry stay far from his door. Swimming 4, , 2, . One Stripe. 173 -Cs JAMES RAGAN GUSTIN Mosinee, Wisconsin " Jim " " Gus " JIM has been so busy doing things since he climbed out of his cradle that he |ust hasn ' t found time to grow up. A true sandblower, he ' s a cheery soul, always ready to help a class- mate with a difficult prob or to shed a little humor on an otherwise dreary scene. He ' s had a strangle hold on academics ever since plebe year, but during these past two years, his contention has been that the words " sketch and describe " should be stricken from the English language. Jim is quite a socialite, a super snake, but then where would the stag line be without the snakes? Small Bore 3, 2, i. Manager, Cross Count rj 3, 2, i. Choir. Railio Club. Glee Club. Quarterdeck Society. Two Stripes. i 5 GERALD PATRICK JOYCE Green Bay, Wisconsin " Jerry " " Pat " y THE old " sea-daddy " himself! After listening to one of ' those sessions where the old mariner expounded on the flying moor or fire control on the U. S. S. Arkansci.u one would never suspect that Jerry came from the Middle West. Technical knowledge of the kind that argues well and draws a crowd has been his specialty. Academics? He would have made his mark if weekly magazines, guitars, and bridge games had never been thought of. A long standing acquaintanceship with blueprints made professional subjects mere reviews, while his uncanny methods of working Thermo problems astounded all who witnessed. Radii) Club. Mafidolin Club. M. P. 0. 174 U FILLMORE BOLLING GILKESON Bluefield, West N ' irginia " Fil " " riop-ciirs " WEST, by God, N ' irginia, sir! And proud of it! " But Fil is civilized none-the-less. He came to the Navv rather than to West Point through a Congressman ' s mistaice, but has become one of the Service ' s staunchest supporters. An athlete of all-around ability, he also enjoys loafing. His concentration is remarkable, even if it is only on a magazine, and as a result, he stands high in the class with little effort; but he seldom lets studying interfere with his lighter reading. His is the geniality of the South and the openness of the hills, combining to give a carefree heartbreaker. one of woiilii :liiiical jiie liis lei bail Y wiik iiletis iJeJall JOHN FRYE MORSE Washington, D. C. " Johnny " " Butch " WIFE, friend, and classmate. Butch is all that those three words imply. Coming into the Academy four long years ago, he was shy and retiring, filled with that New England determination to succeed. Always dragging, never missing anything, he still stays true to his seldom seen plebe year O. A. O. During the few off week-ends, with any one of a drawer full of pipes in his mouth, he can be found with his feet on the desk, a participant in some bull session. In the spring, Johnny finds time to pull an oar with the lightweights and play a fast tennis game. Manager, Basketball 4, }, s, i, N. Boat Club. Two Stripes. « WILLIAM MORGAN PORTER Shelbyville, Tennessee •■B,ir- WHEN a southern gentleman invades the North he doesn ' t usually forget those desirable little things that have long been characteristic of Dixie, but sometimes those desirable little things forget the gentleman. It must not be thought, however, that this redheaded southerner has lost his " don ' t give up the ship " spirit, for few are the hops that he misses, and letters are still his steady diet. Though the sub squad keeps Bill off the radiator, and such things as Ordnance and Steam sketches keep the stars olf his full dress collar, he will, nevertheless, go places in the Navy. Black N. One Stripe, DONALD EUGENE HUEY Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania " Hooey " " Don " PUNXSUTAWNEY lost a great guy, and the girls from those parts lost several hearts when Don decided to spend his life on the briny deep, but the Navy stock jumped several points when he entered. Altho ' he professes to be a Red Mike, he is seen dragging to every entertainment but the hops — he hates ' em. He is a charter member of the sub squad, but doesn ' t allow this unpleasant activity to spoil his sunny disposition. He prefers to take his exercise in non-aquatic forms, but will ditch same for a good game of bridge, a skag, and a radio. Two Stripes. 176 WARREN COLLAMORE HALL, JR. Newark, New Jersey • ' W.C. " ' ■Bud " BUD came to the Service by way of the Naval Reserve. In his short time on this earth, he has met and conquered enoui h of life ' s cruel set-backs to floor anybody unsupported bv his unbeatable determination to accomplish anything he thinks worth while. Here at the Academy, he has shown an interest in athletics well above the average, a love of small boats, and a genius for organization and acquisition of genuine friends. To the ladies, he ' s ideal company, but watch him, he might go out of circulation quite suddenly. To Bud ' s future messmates, he ' s the goods. Soccer 4, j, z, i, aNf. Lacrosse 4, }. Log j, 2, ;. Commodore, Boat Club i. Chairman, Christmas Card Committee Three Stripes. z f n from spend tvetal Mik. s-lie ition. l[ Vlll THE love of the sea was bom in Frank. His earlier years were spent in various ports in the States and in the Virgin Islands. One who does things in a big way, he knows where he is going and how to get there. Whether or not academics come easily to him — they come, and he masters them. Many are the nights that he willingly unravels subjects to pull a classmate sat. Believing that " He rides fastest who rides alone, " Frank is off to a fine start. He will continue to make his naval career a success. Basketball 4, ;, 2, i, N. Soccer 4, }. 2, i, N. Teniiti 4. Boat Club 2, I. Star 2. Three Stripes. Ill ■ DW ' IGHT LYMAN JOHNSON Tulsa, Oklahoma " Johnny " " D, L. " THIS concentrating fellow, who must be allowed to com- plete his train of thought without interruption, is self- assured, hut not offensively so. In spite of an avowed passion for medicine and an admiration for hypnotism, he is a neat sailor. His strong likes and dislikes do not keep him from being a welcome hand at any bull session, which he usually turns into something resembling a side-show or an insane asylum. If vou want the dope on anything from love to a half- nelson, Dwight is a veritable mentor, even going so far as to throw in a practical demonstration. Ksaptim Committee. Boat Club. Two Stripes. ELI ROTH New York, New York ■•£ •■ FROM the Big City came a beardless, but not mustacheless, youth filled with optimism. The Navy soon stripped him of his mustache, but his optimism remains. Undismayed by minor reverses in Math and Steam, he gets his marks in Dago .md Bull. A voracious reader, he devours anything printed. Although he is pacilistic by nature, you would never guess it to see him dancing around any afternoon in fearsome fighting pose, preparatory to a few rounds in the ring. And for four years he has been the kind of a roommate who would lend you his last stamp or make your bed for you on hop nights. Boxing. C. P. 0. 178 At I ALBERT OGDEN VORSE,.]R. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania " Scoop " AFTER four successful years at Andover, Scoop found his ± . thoughts of the Navy overcoming his love of freedom, and here he is, suffering under the rigors of the Executive and Academic Departments. However, he has never encountered any difficulties which he could not face with ease. His pleasing personality, ready wit, and enthusiasm have won him many valuable and lasting friendships. During the afternoons Scoop has occupied his time with various pursuits including football, track, warming the radiator, and Carvel. He is bound to have little difficultv in finding himself in the Service. Football }, 2. One Stripe. ! •z i r Jhin );1J0 0S1 ' irii Jvoii FREDERICK EMERY JANNEY Winnetka, Illinois Fred ' ' FRED hails from Chicago, but except for the expression assumed when in a football game, he resembles in no way the prevalent gangster type. Perhaps the Windy City is some- what responsible for his great love of the always available bull session, wherein tales of ever increasing magnitude are known to arise. His ever-ready sense of humor, his great- hearted generosity, and his precocious sophistication all find expression in a personality which makes Fred every inch a gentleman and gives to him an individuality not easily for- gotten. Football ;, z, i, N. Two Stripes. 179 ■Cs MAURICE WILLIAM SHEA Cleveland, Ohio " Mike " " Babe " MIKE liked his life in Cleveland, but didn ' t hesitate to join the Navy at the Great Lakes Training Station. He spent over two years studying the Navy from the crew ' s view- point, and then came to the Academy. He :s one of the most observant men we know, for he rarely misses any details. Mike works hard, plays hard and never mixes the two. Short of stature, but really a big man, he is a strong leader. Within the next twentv or thirty years, Mike will be known through- out the Fleet as an efficient skipper who always has a happy ship. Soccer 4, 2, 1, N. Black N. Two Stnpe.i. r JOHN DUCKETT MILLER Brevard, North Carolina " Jack " " Duckett " BRED in the " Land of Waterfalls. " Jack turned to the sea for adventure and a career. He obtained his first taste of salt air at Norfolk and plenty more in the following two years. Jack became a middy the same time his older brother became a kavdet, and one of his cherished ambitions is to even up childhot)d scores on the gridiron. Since, Jack has carved a path of success on the athletic fields and in the classroom. His jovial spirit keeps us very close to him, and it is an asset that will carry him to the top. Football 4, ;, 2, I, N. Lacrosse 4, j, 2, i, N. Wrestling 4, }. One Stripe. At 180 11 RALPH KISSINGER, JR. Fairfield, Nebraska " Kjlpliie " " Kissie " CATCH the gleam of his happy smile, the power of his gifted intellect, the swing of his stocky figure, and you have a glimpse of the boy who climbed down from a tractor seat and came out of the Mid-West to us. He can crack down on a Juice prob like a second Edison and then look at a sunset with remarks as sincerely uttered as though by Stevenson himself; he dreams of sailing to distant lands and then sketches a built-up gun that will almost bark; he listens to the Saturday opera and then goes out on the field to sock ' em like a man possessed. •. i iksci m )veatS ' liecanie ven «P sjovial jUVlll LAWRENCE MRGINIUS JULIHN Washington, D. C. " Lcnry " " Ji lie " A MAN who enjoys a quiet hour before a glowing fire in an . atmosphere of soft music; a man who likes to hear the sharp cut of a heavy axe on hard wood ; a man — active, vigorous in work and plav! In this brief interim at the Academy, Larry is one who has sought to keep in sight those worthwhile thoughts that so easily fade to the background in a routine life. The most important wor d to a young man is " tomorrow; " the tomorrow will well become acquainted with his indomit- able spirit that lives in the present, yet strives to the future. Wrestling j, z, i. Lig,htueighr Crew }, 2, i. Presu ent, iV. A. C. A. Class President }, 2, 1. Trident Staff. King Committee. Star 2. Four Stripes. 181 A PETER GABRIEL MOLTENI.JR. Johnson City, Tennessee " Pete " " P. G. " S soon as he wandered out of the range of his " pappy ' s shootin ' airn, " Pete ' s thoughts turned from the " mount- ings " to the sea. His wanderings took him from coast to coast and made him more all-Navy than ever. Pete has taken all the academics with a grain of salt, but when anvone gets in trouble with a prob, he willingly rescues his slipping classmate. But all the help we can give him won ' t save him from the gals. Each leave it is a different one, not bad either. Good luck, and stay with ' em, kid. We ' ll be betting on you. Baseball 4. Rife 3, 2, i. Two Strifes. r c HARRY CURTIS TRANSUE Richmond, California " H.nik " FROM out where California meets the Pacific comes this — happy-go-lucky son of the sea. His beaming smile and carefree manner soon won for him a countless host of friends. Worried? No one has ever seen Hank worried; his axiom is that his smile will cure any evil that the Executive or Academ- ic Departments can bring upon him. True, his smiling philoso- phy has met some hard tests, but Hank has bested all of them. He has learned that all of the way is not easy sailing, but he knows how to take the rough with the calm, and for that reason, we know that he will reach the top. Baseball 4, , 2, i. Kecefition Committei. Two Strips. 182 THOMAS LLOYD MILLER Wilmington, Delaware " Tom " " T. L. " TOM entered the Academy with a worldliness gained at schools abroad and with the indefinable marks of a gentle- man which four midshipman years have somehow failed to erase. Behind his somewhat serious exterior lurks a fun-loving nature, and his tales of the cruise have become legendary. Crew, class football, and squash have variously claimed his attention, but ne er to the extent of precluding his being seen at the week ' s end with the lucky girl-of-the-month upon his arm. His four years with the Regiment have been the precursor of a career that must be interesting and successful. Creiv 4, }, 2, I. " Reception Committee. Three Strifes. I lines mii ' mile d [(fienJs. isiom IS Acadeiii- philoso- 5, bulk liir il " ' ' 1 WITH the saltv initials of H. M. S. and hailing from the sea-going Buzzard ' s Bay region of Massachusetts, Steel ' las quite a seafaring man even before he was initiated into the Service through the Naval Reserve. And here on the Severn, he takes to the water even in his off hours; he ' s well known for his oarsmanship from College Creek to Poughkeep- sie. With a highly inventive mind, as viewed from an engineer- ing view point, coupled with a broad and thorough knowledge of world affairs. Steel is a gentleman who is certain to go far in his career as a naval officer. Crew 4, ;, 2, I, N. Raiiio Club. Two Stripes. »i 183 « ROBERT TRUMAN ' ANCE Spokane, Washington " Bob " " Philo " " Ked " FRIENDSHIP with Philo wears well, since he makes friends on a basis of sincerity. He measures himself to his ou n code and, consequently, rings true. Favorite pastime: yearning from the " penthouse " window for things unknown, while manfully browbeating his pipe into submission. Wide reading in military history has left him with a fund of stirring tales which while away an evening ' s study hour to perfection. He wears his stars gracefully because they are natural. This is one marine to whom even the Navy will " point with pride. " Feijcini, 4, ;, 2, , fNr. Log Staff. Star 4, Lucky Bag Staff. Two Stripes. HOWARD WALTHAM NESTER, JR. Worcester, Massachusetts " Howie " " S ue fest ' ' FROM behind a smoke screen laid down by one of his own ' " " pet briars, this quiet lad emerged into this land of milk and honey. A dour clansman, more familiar with the crags of Sheldrake than the rolling waves, he took to the sea like a stormy petrel the first time he felt salt spray on his face. He has followed it with enthusiasm, fighting out the frigate ac- tions of youngster Bull during those Saturday morning sailing drills, battling the turbines, the elusive star sights. Juice P- works, the fit or rather the misfit of the white works, the cruises and the Woozes, like the rest of us. Soccer 4, }. Stage Gang 4, ;, 2. President, MasqiieraJers i. Youngster Hop atiJ King Dance Committees. Rai io Club. Two Stripes. V 184 f. I RAYMOND AUSTIN MOORE W ' eldon, North Carolina " K, v " " Moose " " Muscles " FORMATION for the first infantry drill caught Moose with eight leggins all for the same leg. A valet might partially solve R. Austin ' s endless problem of " where is it now? " Distinguished for humorous satire and jovial banter, he aspires to oration. With garrulous pride, he volunteers enlightenment concerning his pompous ability and mythical accomplish- ments. Academics worry Ray only momentarily. Unaware of vour presence, he is buried m anything from classical philoso- phy to radical radio speeches. Numerous friends prove Ray ' s informal temperament. Boxing 4. One Stripe. W IS own ' t Kill; lilcea ce.He iM ROBERT LEE SAVAGE, JR. Fort Smith, Arkansas " Boms " " Bob " " Squaw " IF you know Bob, he has already told you what a good man he is; if you don ' t, you have his sympathy for what you ' ve missed. Bones is a ready plunger, but is an accomplished manipulator and fumbler when the check comes in. With seven lira and a pack of cigarettes, he took a four-day tour of Rome. Young Savage will abandon studies any time to engage in the telling of " stories. " He has a million of them, and he never tells them the same way twice. He has at his command a lengthy discourse and e.xplanation, no matter what the subject. Boat Club 2, I. Tiio Strifes. 185 THEODORE MELMN PETERSON Springtield, Massachusetts ■■Ted " " Pete " NO, Pete hasn ' t the mumps, nor is he part of the " Big Navv " program; he is just naturally husky, a walking advertisement for Navy chow. Plenty of good football material there, and he saw service with the " B " squad. Favorite ex- pression, " What, no chow? " Favorite (?) sport, climbing the rope. " Pete, will you lend me— will you drag blind for me— will you stand my watch for me? " It isn ' t just a classmate, but a real pal that will do all these. Ted always knows what is going on, and above all and through all, he is good-natured and agreeable. Football 4, ). Two Stripes. H HIRAM WALLINGFORD WARDER Jeffersonville, Indiana " " Woofie " " Senator " " Hiram " — r " WHO will ever forget the Senator ' s hrst sally into Smoke Park during plebe summer. With utmost consternation, we watched him make a characteristic politician ' s approach to the then untouchable second class, with a sincere and well meant extended hand, and " My name ' s Warder; what ' s yours? " Even better, ask him how he really acquired that trick knee; ten to one he ' ll tell you he received it engaging in athletics. Though our Hiram is a combination of politician and Ohio River pilot, we still think he ' ll go a long wav in the Service. Football 4, ), 2. Boat Club. Reception Committee. G P.O. 186 GEORGE LE ICK STREET, 3RD Richmond, ' irginia " Ler ck " " Stnvty " IT is said that all midshipmen are gripers, and Streetv is the exception to prove the rule. His philosophy, " Life is great, " pervades the atmosphere about him. He has the respect and admiration of all for his clean-cut mode of living, as well as for his ability to be a " regular guy. " Soccer, swimming, and tennis form his athletic diversions, but, like a true sailor, a star boat is his passion. Levick is never lacking in mixing with the fair sex. Sincerity, thoughtfulness, friendliness, and constancy are virtues which will guide him to a successful career. Soccer 4, }, z. Siiimmhit 4, ;. Choir. Boat Club. Cheer eaJer 1. Lucky Bag Staff. Que Stripe. z HI nutt IlOB, •OJill dl 0 ' knee; Ohio ROBERT HAROLD NORTHW ' OOD Sparrows Point, Maryland ■■Bob " ■■Robby " IF vou ever feel in the mood for a good argument on any subject, tackle Bob. The happy combination of brains, generosity, and frankness has made Bob a great wife. Sunday afternoons he is " not in " to all but one. He still has the ideals he cherished when a kid around the steel mills. He ' s a thnftv soul, except when in Europe. The radiator was too hot, so Bob early began hitting the trail for Worden Field. His chief delight, tenderloin; his chief headache, reveille. He dances like a master, and his infectious smile is a great gloom chaser. Soccer 4, }, 2, i. Basketball 4, }, 2, i. Lacrosse 4, ;, 2, i. Choir 4, }, 2. Hop Committee 1. Three Stripes. 187 i WILLIAM REYNOLDS SiMITHJR. Battle Creek, Michigan " Smitty " " Plunger " EARLY years on the West Coast left in Smitty a smoulder- ing tire, warm enough to thaw out the snows of Michigan and make him select a naval career. He could not have chosen a career which suited him more. Smitty possesses those qual- ities which will make him an outstanding officer; conscientious and efficient, he can be depended upon to do the job well. He has formed many friendships with both his superiors and lun- iors, but those who cross him will find that he is quick on the draw and a bit tempestuous. A good start is half the battle — carry on, Smitty ! Swimming 4, }, 2, i. Keceptioii Committee. Three Stripes. FRANKLIN STEARNS RIXEY At Large ■■Ibby " Slim " " Kix " THIS cavalier lays claim to birth in Nicaragua, boyhood in Santo Domingo and Haiti, and prep school days in Washington. Four years at the Academy have left him with the stern attributes of the Service. Together with his affable nature and staunchness, these attributes have won him a host of friends. Ri.x is not a savoir, preferring to rest on his oars urged. He is not outstanding in sports, but participates in nianv. We are glad that Rix has chosen the Navy, for we thought him lost to the Marine Corps. deception Committee. Tuo Stripes. n- I 188 II I JOSEPH CARL RENGEL Piqua, Ohio " Joe " WHEN Joe decided to become a seafaring man, he left behind him many friends, and from the looks of his fan mail, many a feminine admirer. Inclined to lie around rather than indulge in any violent exercise, he is never too tired to break away from his Cosmo for a game of bridge or monopoly. Being a savoir is his long suit, but no one has ever seen him boning. Not inclined to drag often, he is plenty smooth when he does. Joe has that unbeatable combination of brains, personality, and winning smile which is bound to bring him success. •Z I ' ' .( lavs in t with iliaHe l 0 IIS oais icipaies for we JAMES ARTHUR PRIDMORE Gaffney, South Carolina " Jim " " Squire " " Prid " SOUTH Carolina did right by our Naval Academy when it bade young James Arthur don the blue and gold, and, between visits to Carvel, find out why and how the naval propellers went around. With a smile as sunny as the South, and an amiable disposition. Squire found plebe year as the movies like to show it. After participating in football, wrest- ling, and crew, he thought it too much to star in academics, and so stayed out of the cut-thr oat class. That threw down the last bar that might have kept him from being friends with everyone. Football 4, ), 2, J. Crew 4, }, 2, i. Wrestling 4, , 2, i. C. P 0. 189 HAROLD LINCOLN USHER, JR. Upper Montclair, New Jersey " Hill " " Wooze " " House " " Ush " A HIGH school prof told Hal that he was too dumb to get . in here, so Hal called his blufF and got in. Though he never finds time to study, when marks come up, he ' s never far behind the best. Many is the study hour that we ' ve seen him reading a novel or working on his beloved airplane notebook. If anybodv wants to know anything about planes, he just asks Hal, who quotes the dope by the yard, and it ' s all straight. Here ' s wishing the best of luck and success to a good wife and a grand guy ! Reception Committee. G. P. 0. JOHN WISTAR SIMPSON University, ' i ginia « " Sinie " " Titzliocit " " Simmy " " Dick " SIME came to us from the wilds of South Carolina via the Marines, but don ' t hold that against him. Like all true southern gentlemen, he is partial to the fair sex, especially certain southern girls. Academically speaking, Sime is right there with the best. ' erily the pen is mightier than the sword; the profs don ' t have a chance. Being our crack horseman on the gvm team has kept him too busy for other things, except his inevitable bridge game. Making friends wherever he goes, alwavs lending a helping hand, a better roommate cannot be found. Gym 4 }, 2, , gNt. Reception Committee. Star. Two Stripes. 190 JAMES ROPER SCALES Greenville, South Carolina " [ " " J mi?iy " " Ji ' eiirs " " Fish " OUR hero arrived from the South fully equipped with an accent, an armload of assorted photographs, and a hand- somely framed degree from a university. He is useful around the house, being tall enough to dust the high places and to get things off the top shelves. However, he doesn ' t miss an opportunity for sleeping. He is equally willing to lend his money or his girls, and by being larger than most, he usually gets both back. Jim is unable to give any reason as to why he decided on a naval career, but having decided, his uniforms turn green with the salt. Crew 4, J, 2, I. Football 4, j, 2, t. Keceptioii Committee. Two Stripes. •ri 11 trae nin escep ' •lies. 01 be REXFORD MNAL WHEELER, JR. Marion, Arkansas ■■R .v " A TRUE southern gentleman, yes, suh ! Tops in everything . that makes a southerner such pleasant company, Rex is clever at repartee and full of enthusiasm and energy. He dis- claims anv smoothie attributes, but his actions belie his words. Rex started his social life at four bells and a jingle, doing more dragging plebe vear than any youngster in the Regiment. Reading is his pastime, coxing the lightweight crew his sport (after his sub squad struggles). He may not be as large as some of us, but he has made himself heard, felt, and appreciated. Crew 4, }, 2, I, iV. President, Moiie Cani . Reception Committee. One Stripe. 191 JOHN LAWRENCE KELLEY,JR. Springfield, Massachusetts Stranger " " Stretch WHO IS It that stands head and shoulders above us as we march to class? Why, it ' s none other than Stretch, that laughing oracle of wisdom. Here is the epitome of savvi- ness, the friend of all of us wooden ones who just can ' t seem to grasp that Thermo or Nav without his guiding influence. From first impressions. Jack may seem to be just another de- light of every after supper bull session, but there is another far deeper side not quite so obvious. This, combined with the Navy sense of humor and that mighty brain, can spell but one word, " success. " Basketball 4, Star 2. Reception Conittiittee. Two Stripes. ROBERT HAYES WESCOTT, JR. Burlington, Vermont " Boh " BOB is a living example of an old time New Englander. He is quiet, unassuming, friendly, and the one to whom everyone comes to get anything from an aspirin to a radio part. His files and stacks have been the curse of many an in- specting officer. Lest one receive the impression that Bob is a recluse, let us add that he may always be found wherever there is a group, be it a hop, technical discussion, or bullfest. At the beginning of plebe year, he had several goals ahead, and with characteristic diligence, he has reached them all. Radio Club 4, , .2, , Pnsiiietit 1. Staff Gang 4, 3, 2, 1. Two Stripes. n- 192 JOHN CURTIS KELLY Brooklyn, New York " Curt " IT is a difficul: matter to write a biography of a fellow like Curt in the few words allotted. If we were as widely read as he, no doubt we could. Books are not Curt ' s only activities; in athletics, he stands with the best of them. We all know that the prime requisite of any man is to be a gentleman. Curt possesses this requirement in its entirety. ' aried as the opin- ions are concerning the make-up of a gentleman, Curt will satisfy the most critical. With this combination of princely qualities, his sound success can be well estimated. Lacrosse 4, ;, 2, i, N. Oil! Stripe. 1 taJio 51. A ' JOSEPH THOMAS YA ' ORSKY Youngstown, Ohio " Joe " " Sky " JOE ' S versatility was being uselessly expended in the bleak outside. Now that he is occupied, sleep, that gorgeous angel, robs him of much of his abundant incentive. Between the forty or fifty winks he often indulges in, he manages to perform an irreplaceable service, the renovation of radios. His perseverance towards many of the wrecks that are brought to him is a tribute to a Spartan constitution and shows a genuine interest. His prowess on the football held is recognized far and wide by the fairer sex, but as his thoughts are elsewhere, he continues to be a Red Mike. One Stripe. ' 193 tr • " " ' " - --w ' ( Vi5 y» y y ' ' ' rX " • ' 1 it 7 ' ( v « , « , ' V % % K ♦ii Cx M y ) i WILLIAM LOUIS FEY, JR. Petersburg, irginia " B:ll " " Looey " YEARS ago, Bill decided on a naval career, and the summer of 1953 found him bidding au revoir to the sunny clime of old ' irginia. Since that time, he has withstood the assaults of the academic departments with admirable fortitude, and has seen the shattering of his most cherished illusions without turning a hair. ;- .nv hop night finds him deeply entrenched in a Cosmo or Esquire. His greatest dislikes are radio stooges and Maryland weather, but he can de- rive immeasurable solace from his pipe or a Tom Collins. One Stripe. AUGUSTUS WARREN AYLESWORTH Toledo, Ohio " Gi s " " Amos " IT was undoubtedlv New Orleans that imparted to Warren the smooth gloss of sophistication that is one of his major attributes — that gloss which has spelled disaster to the peace of mind of many a fair maid. However, beneath this sophisti- cation there is a certain amount of naivete which Warren hides with all his might from the gentle sex. Academically, Warren ' s record is impeccable, and anyone doubting his savviness is herebv referred to the host of classmates who have benefitted by his uncanny perception of steam probs. Lucky Bill Srajf. One Stripe. 196 I TH :e(| to Watte riotkeF I Warren hi ,llv, Varrei ' jjjvvin ' lavjben " - JOHN ROBERT MADISON Cincinnati, Ohio B0b BEING around Bob gives a picture of him that only an artist could truly reproduce. A world of high spirits balanced by a serious side of amazing depth in a practical philosopher; that is an incomplete picture of Bob. He has so many sides to his character that the whole is sometimes a surprise. Bob has a talent for the social graces, the instincts of the old southern gentleman combined with the mechanics of Emily Post. The greatest compliment we can pay him is that we can conceive no situation to which he could not instantly and gracefully adapt himself. Water Polo. Log. Art Editor, Trident. Art Club. Masqueraders. Class Crest and Ring Dance Committees. Two Stripes. HEWITT DAYNE ADAMS Bisbee, Arizona " Gary " " Sparky " ARIZONA may rightfully boast of copper, ± . sand, sagebrush, cactus, and Gary. Ef- ficient, trustful, considerate, sincere, and a genius at keeping peace, he has been an ideal wife. Thorough in everything he undertakes, he has succeeded in becoming an officer and a gentleman without the usual graces. He has given to those about him more than their share of that which belongs to him alone. Between wrestling, attend- ing hops, and pulling the unsats sat, he has not had much time for other things, but we will always remember him for what he has done. Football 4, J, 2, Track 4, i, 2, I. Wrestling 4, j, 2, i. Reception Committee 2. Three Stripes. o 197 EUGENE PARCHMAN RANKIN Sapulpa, Oklahoma " E. P. " " Gene " " Cycle " NEAT and business like, Gene does every- thing with order and precision, and he accomplishes them with a minimum of effort. He seems to have a solution for every problem, be it a broken radio or just a couple of extra drags for the same hop. His abundant energy and busi- ness ability have found outlets in extra curricular activities, his mechanical dexterity in several of the more formidable academic departments, and his athletic prowess in football and golf. Gene has a wealth of quiet confidence, which, with his ambition, general ability, and easy manner, will carry him a long way. Football }, 2. Manager, Golf, e,Nf. Business Muiiager, Reef Points 2. Two Stripes. u ' Paf PAUL JAMES RILEY Hot Springs, Arkansas " Commodore " " Alice " " PjMo ' WHEN Pablo decided with characteristic deliberation to leave the Ozarks for the land of big guns and red-tape, he was as good as here. He has the foresight and determination to carry out any plans he makes. Rarely ruffled, he is enough of a stoic to take the grind without kicking, enough of an idealist to say, " It won ' t be like this a year from now. " His companionship, like the proverbial wine, grows better with age. It is of lasting value because it is tempered with a suffi- ciently serious mind and spiced with a genuine Irish humor. Water Polo }. One Stripe. II 198 II 1 I Jelitoationi ' l sinJreii-ul (JeieiiiiiM ' on »« ' ■ " ft wii! THOMAS JONES NIXON, III Hertford, North Carolina " Tom " " Nixondolj " TOM Nixondolf, the pleasant and easy going nonconform- ist. His championship of the doctrine of laissez-faire has been the source of several disagreements with the academic de- partments. But Tommy loves a battle, if he can fight like a gentleman. According to his philosophy, gentlemanliness is next to godliness. His liking to do things for other people has made him an admirable roommate and one of the best liked men in his class. We can picture Tom with a good book and easy chair, at a party, or going off the high board into the pool. Log Boaril 2, i. Quaterdeck Society 2, 1. C. P. 0. MERRITT ADELMAN Chicago, Illinois " Butch " " Ady " CHANCES are that on visiting Ady ' s room during study hour, you ' ll find him either flat on his back " just restin ' , " or lost in some re- cently published book. That he is a lover of good books is shown by his continually increas- ing collection. But this horizontal resting is al- ways confined to study hours; his afternoons are spent in perfecting himself in the art of self- defense — he is a member of the varsity boxing and wrestling squads. His ability to be cheerful even during that post-reveille period of gloom reveals his optimistic nature. Wrest i ' ig 5, . Boat Club 2, I. Two Strifes. Basing 2. 199 ! JOHN CHARLES DYSON Alexandria, Louisiana " Daisy " " Wimpy " " Alex " QUIET and reserved, but strong in his con- victions, Daisy has made an ideal room- mate. With the exception of the sub-squad. his life here has been a breeze, for he has been able to do well in academics with a surpris- ingly small amount of effort. During recreation (when the urge is strong enough to overcome his lazy nature), he will go over to wrestling loft, shoot a game of pool, or play a set of tennis. Seemingly irresponsible, John can, when neces- sary, perform his work in the elfuient and capable manner required of a naval olHcer. Wreitltng .;, j, j, . Two Strtpss. ROBERT FRANKLIN RUGE ' alparaiso, Indiana " Hector " " Boh " " Spiuls " " Cosmo " BOD is a man with the self-confidence that it takes to win. At the beginning of the season, he can tell you with just assurance that he will be on the hrst string in basketball and baseball. He never has to worry about academics, although he often invents machines which run, much to the consternation of the Steam Department. Of course he has faults — who hasn ' t? The main one is his peaches and cream complexion and beam- ing smile which break so many feminine hearts. No matter how far vou search, you will never find a friend more versatile, tactful, and svnipathetic. Bjiksth.ill 4, !, ' , N, Capfain i. Baseball 4, h ' , N. Company Kepresentative 3. Tuc Stripes. " Ha pi lis 200 US h f it ,aileiball«K ivholuii ' T ,Noi " » " i morevei .1 fiiiil ' l I WAYNE McGOWIN BROWN Andalusia, Alabama " Bivwuie " " Moreno " IF you wish to meet a true Southern gentleman of fine and deep character, with a streak of kindness and sympathy in his make-up, a man capable of doing a difficult task with the same ease with which he does an easy one, a fellow who plays hard and works harder, smiles as he wins and laughs as he loses, is congenial with and charming to all types of people, an astute conversationalist and sound thmker who is not prone to give his opinion unless he can substantiate it, then let me pre- sent to you Wayne Brown — a perfect roommate and a staunch friend. Log 4, 5, 2, I, Business Manager i. Stars 4, , 2. Two Stripes. CLARENCE ANDREW BARNINGER, JR. Cassopolis, Michigan " Barney " " The Fox " " Casanova " JUST call him Barney. He ' s a Michigan man whose abilities range all the way from croon- ing to calculus, and whose only fault is his in- abilitv to spell. He is cool and direct, and in- clined toward seeing what is good and over- looking what is bad. Normal in just the right way, Barney lays claim to no manner of genius, and yet maintains a fine dignity that we all have to envy. To us he is more than just a roommate, for before Barney we lay all our woes and get svmpathy in just the right form — advice, com- fort, money, or whatnot. Hop Committee I. Baseball 4. Three Stripes. 201 I f ft HAROLD DELMAR SHRIDER Freemont, Nebraska " Slick " " Cap ' )? Bligb " " Caesar " I EARNING to be a maker of naval tradirions J has furrowed the brow of the lad who, in the summer of ' 33, strode in No. 3 Gate to enter the Naval School. He is still striding, hut now it is over hurdles and around that 440, not to mention the Flying Squadron route to be the first Youngster in over a decade to ring that Japanese Bell. But he does other things, too: between Quarter Decking, personifying Cap ' n Bligh, managing publicity, and frequenting Carvel, he " gets around. " He has been a good friend and roommate for four years — that ' s say- ing plenty. Track 4 3, 2, ;, N. Trident Society 4. King, Dance Cotmnittee. Qiiarterdeck Society 4, ). Two Stripes. JOSEPH LANGHORNE WALKER Henderson, Texas " Joe " " Smokey Joe " JOE makes a dandy wife. His have been willing hands for thankless tasks — always a cheery smile with a deep sincerity behind it. We could all do with a little of his philosophy. Quiet and steady as he is, Joe is likeable and loves to enjoy life. Despite the fact that he hails from " below the line, " and is quite proud of it, he has lived with three Yankees in com- parative harmony. An all around good fellow, whose company is enjoyed by the ladies as well as by his numerous friends in the Regiment, Joe makes a real shipmate. Crew 4. Company Representative 5, 2. Log j, 2, . Youttf ster Hop and Ring Dance Committees. Black N. I P.O. " (be 202 RICHARD GEARY COLBERT Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania " DM " BECAUSE of his ability to get things done and make the best out of the least, Dick is the man we have to thank for P " , " , a grand Ring Dance and the never-to-be-forgotten Youngster Hop. Frank and good-natured, he possesses a disposition which might well be envied. He surprised us all when he proved to be an excellent public speaker, for he is really rather shy and un- assuming. Generous in everything and modest withal, Dick has been a willing worker and a good friend on our cruises and all through our Academy life. Quarterdeck Society j, 2, . Trident Staff . Hop Committee }, z, 1. Christmas Card Committee 2, i. Chairman King Dance. Co-Director. Musical Clubs Show i. Four Stripes. GUY ANDERSON, JR. Altoona, Pennsylvania " Andy " " Hunk " SMACK that old ball, Andy! " The foregoing is usually heard on the ball diamond, but we mean it for years to come just as much as we ever did out there. When Andy likes something, he gives it his heart and soul, and we all can ' t help but like him for characteristics like this. A hustler both on and off the baseball field, Andy has come to be well liked by all of us in these four years. Sincere and ambitious, bound to get on, he is assured of success. Here ' s wishing you the best of everything, old man — may we be shipmates soon! Baseball 4, ;, 2, i, N. Two Stripes. 203 THOMAS DANIEL DA TES Cleveland, Ohio " Dare " " Tom " " Teedy " WHERE ' S Tom— asleep?Notboning?Well, he doesn ' t have to. " Such are the com- ments of T. D. ' s many visitors. Tom ' s ability as an artist, designer, explainer, and savoir has been the attraction for all those with matters to be cared for. Unsats have found needed coaching, harried art editors have found surcease from their worries, and busy E.xecutive Department officers have received welcome suggestions. T. D. ' s disposition is one that allows him to obtain the most out of life, for little upsets and inconveniences never worry him. Art Club. Hop Commitlee. Chairman, Ring Coiiiiiiittee. Kill!, Dance Commitlee. Christmas Card Committee. Log Staff. Triilent Staff. Masijuerailers. Two Stripes. RALPH HAMILTON BENSON, JR. New Britain, Connecticut " Sli g " " Beiniy " INTO a room a bit too capricious. Slug fortunately lent an air of the staidness of old New England. Although at times llippantly kidding him for his never failing comprehension as to where and to what we should rush at the next stroke of the gong, underneath we appreciated no little and even envied his ability for having " gotten the dope. " However, please don ' t get the impression of sobriety. He possesses that enviable cheer- fulness which adapts itself to the lighter side of every situation, a quality which he imparts to those around him. Soccer 4, }. Imloor Rifle 4, ;, Manager 2, 1. Outdoor Rifle 4, Manager ), 2, . Two Stripes. 204 » I Icni m It limes onaiio tofilie vieJbis seJon ' i leckeei- luaiion. WILLIAM BAIRD HARMUTH Glendale, California " Bill " " Dutch " DUTCH cane to us from the sunny shores of far off Cali- fornia, perhaps in a somewhat round about way, but he worked hard enough to beat Old Man Time. Nor was anyone disappointed with him after he did come. Bill has been a pleasant roommate during these four long years that we have spent with him. He is always willing to do his part and do it well, or to share anything he has with a friend. However, he has a few weaknesses that should be mentioned here, such as crew, sub-squads, and a desire to tell everyone about California. Black N. One Stripe, RICHARD BEVERLY HUGHES Parkersburg, West Virginia " Dick " " Sandy " " Hiighesenhaiuer ' ARMED with sandy hair and a fun-loving ± . nature, Dick came prepared to take charge of Uncle Sam ' s Naval School. Plebe year sadly proved the untruth of the well-known term, " pampered pets. " After the pressure of plebe year was lifted, Sandy turned a natural bent for music into good stead and blossomed out as a member of the choir. Gifted with an excellent sense of rhythm, he soon convinced the class that he would make a cheerleader. A mind with more than ordinary grasp of academics, yet with- out too serious a strain, has made him an ideal roommate. Track 4. Boxing 4. Glee Club 4, 3. Choir 4, Head Cheerleader 1. Black N. Two Stripes. }, , I- 205 W ' IDMER CASE HANSEN Casper, Wyoming " Swede " " Erik " " Clurk " SWEDE entered here the difficult way, from the Fleet, having been interested in aviation aboard the Saratoga. Erik should have been a draftsman; he can look at a blue-print or sketch and tell how it works, whether it be in Ordnance or Steam. Not in the savoir class, the only trouble that Swede had with Akademiks was that they interfered with his liberty. A confirmed snake, Swede weakened second class year, and from then on he wended his way towards Han- over Street on liberty days. Clark ' s one im- mediate desire is the repeal of that two year marriage clause. Track 4. Lucky Bag Staff. Two Snipes. WILLIAM LAWRENCE BRANTLEY Ashland, Oregon " Larry " " Willie " " Sarge " A FTER a couple of years aboard the Langley as an aviation ± . grease-ball, Larry parked his sea-bag and hammock in the express office and joined us. Larry ' s drags have been many, but a Parisian has had a decided edge for the past two years. During his leisure moments, Larry can usually be found in the gym getting his exercise, or in his room pondering over the financial section of the New ' i ' ork Times, or trying to decide whether he wants to stay in the Navy. Sarge had a close call the first term of plebe year, but since then has had no trouble and is a charter member of the five per cent. Boxing 2. Lucky Bag Staff. Press Detail. Company Representative i. Two . tripes. kiss spoil 206 laiion Ktin nuDV, yeais. in (he ■erite deciiie d rotiHe DONALD VICTOR WENGROMUS Binghamron, New York I ' M ready, " says Wen, and he usually is, whether the busi- ness at hand be a bridge game or a bit of hell raising. This old salt spent three years in the Fleet, and he makes many an otherAvise dull hour enjoyable with stories that begin, " When I was on the Ellis. " The most striking things about Wen are his size, or rather lack of it, and his curly hair. His favorite sports are tennis and basketball, although we strongly suspect that he prefers the parlor to the gymnasium. With his cheery smile and his willingness to work, he ' ll " get along. " Tricieyit Society 4, }. Glee Club 4, jj. Lucky Bag Business Stajf. Two Stripes. STEWART SHICK, JR. Mount Pocono, Pennsylvania " Stew " " Iggj " WHAT, only three turbine sketches and four torpedo sketches? Sheer fruit. " A natural savoir, grade " A, " Stew stands near the top of the class. Iggy came here from the winter and summer playground of America, and before a week had passed, he had walked seven hours of e.xtra duty. He is an excellent bridge player and an adept athlete, having won his red " N " in that sport known as parlor calisthenics. Stew is a keen student of politics, as attested by the Government Department, but he disclaims any relationship to the great " Hooey. " " My friend. . . " . Circulation Manager, Lucky Bag One Stripe. 207 CHARLES LOUIS BROWNING Hopkinsville, Kentucky " Peaches " " Sonrpi ss " " Chink " CHUCK ' S contagious cheerfulness keeps everyone around him in the best of humor. He also possesses an enviable ability for spinning yarns, and this trait usually makes him the center of an admiring crowd. Though not essentially a lady ' s-man, our Kentucky Colonel receives more than his share of letters in a feminine hand. True to the Navy, he likes the sea and enjoys travel- ing to foreign ports. As he is always ready either to join in a frolic or lend a hand when going is rough, Charlie has the requisites of a true friend and worthy shipmate. Pep Commtltee Qm Stripe DA TD CARLETON CROWELL Portsmouth, Virginia " Crockett " " Small Fry " " Dave " OUR first glimpses of Dave came plebe year when he was the bearer of the coveted insignia, that large gold stripe. The loss of ' 36, however, was a recognized gain for ' 37, and we have been happy to have him. His constant supply of humor has enlivened many of the more dreary hours. Most any hop night he could be seen dancing around the Armory, his per- sonality spreading charm and good cheer, and practically every afternoon found him at the gym, shinnying up the rope to unexplored heights. A steady friend and a pleasant companion, we wish him the best of luck and success. Railio Ctiib }, 2, I. Boat Club z, 1. Battalion C. P. 0. 208 s I e (vas 111 stripe ' ' ; ' ■ " " ' idvliop hispe ' - illvevet) ' FRANK MERRILL EDDY Goldendale, Washington " Ed " " Eadie " SINCE he has been here, Ed has never ceased talking about the land of natural beauty and beautiful women (one in particular) from which he hails. He has a modest, easy-going disposition with a philosophic outlook on life. Of an all- around athletic nature, he shows preference for football and track, but of late his ambitions have been for his collection of pipes. Characteristic pose — comfortably seated in his easy (?) chair, pipe in mouth, pondering as to whether he should be- come an admiral or return to private life on the warm golden shores of the Pacific. Track 4. One Stripe. JACK CLEMENT WHISTLER Syracuse, New York " Screamer " SCREAMER was astonished to find he must studv to become an officer, but delighted to find there were no restrictions placed upon ap- petites in the messhall. Enough studying was squeezed in between his magazine reading plebe year to bring on youngster year which found him a Red Mike. Youngster June Week rolled around. Right then and there, scales began to grow, gathered impulse during second class summer, and by ac year he was a full-fledged serpent. Screamer tapered off his last two years by haunting the green tables in Smoke Hall and just chowing. Soccer 4, 5, 2, I. C. P. 0. 209 4 LATHROP BOYD CLAPHAM, JR. Galveston, Texas ■■B« ' ( " • • : ' " A PAIR of wings as goal and a turn for the . technical brought Boyd from the ranks of Army juniors to a naval career. He has little difficulty with the academics, favoring the sciences, and labeling all " sheer fruit. " His in- terest in sports is eclipsed by enthusiasm for the range, sailing, and musical interludes on his uke. Snaking is a habit; other pastimes are reading magazines and turning bull sessions into farces. Temperament and abilities suited to the service augur well for Boyd ' s future, on the water or in the air. c DAYLE WILSON LYKE Lucas, Kansas " Spike " " Salty " HE came out of the Navy as versed in the ways of the sea as the oldest salt. Though not a star man. Spike stands in that part of the class that the best officers come from. Academics give him no fear, and he has the practical knowledge that is so necessary to a naval officer. The Juice Gang keeps him busy most of the year working on the shows and various odd jobs. Many a radio has he repaired (?) for classmates. Spike came to the Academy as a diamond in the rough, but four hard years have removed all traces of the farm. Juice Gang 4, ;, 2, i. Electrical Director 1. Youngster Hop and Ring Dance Committees. One Stripe. at plto 210 fi II tesunJs me fw " ' »o«leJ?e keeps 1 " " KS-Spik ' hi: fi ' " ' JAMES McCABE CARNES Canton, Ohio " Jim " " Jimmy " IF vou have ever been in the Natatorium on anv winter ' s afternoon, you have no doubt seen a diminutive figure pounce upon the diving board, leap high in the air, and perform some dive which makes you wonder how it is done, and then cut the water with hardly a splash— well, that was Jimmy. Never having been bothered by the academics, Jim has had plenty of time to devote to athletics. The little man is a Red Mike— at the Academy. Upon graduation he hopes to part wavs with Navv and take up life in a little white house in the country. Cross Country 4, }, 2. Track 4, }, 1. Swimming 4, j, 2, 1, N, Captain 1. Two Strifes. WILLIAM RANDOLPH STEVENS Wahpeton, North Dakota " Bill " " Steve " STEVE came to us from the cold of the North. Nor storm nor blast can budge his extra cov- ering from the shelf until the calendar has an- nounced the arrival of winter. Thus, he came to be the best one-blanker man in the class. Six years of Navy life have only whetted his desire to continue a naval career. Work holds no horrors for him, and this trait has continued throughout his academic life. Here we find his energies most pleasantly directed in the pursuit of Bull subjects. The gym is his rendezvous after classes, and the wrestling mat is his closest friend. Three Stripes. 211 S : ALBERT SIDNEY FREEDMANJR. San Diego, California " Benny " " Syd " BENNY is one of those innumerable Navy juniors who claim the West Coast as their home, and he will always uphold the West ' s superiority (?). Since plebe summer his popu- larity has made him welcome at any bull session, where his specialty is putting out dope, not all bad, either. Syd has taken his four years here in stride, staying comfortably sat without excessive effort, and demonstrating his prowess on the class football and the suicide squads. Not ex- actly a snake, he is seen at most hops, and his locker resembles a photographer ' s show window. Want Polo i, I, wNAp. Thru Stripis. o FRANCIS EDWARD CLARK, II Rumson, New Jersey Har.H ' ca L r ' ' ' ' Effie THE sea with its briny twang brought this Yankee down from New England to become a seafaring man. A devotee of the extra duty and radiator squads, his spare time has been spent in reading of the sea and regretting the passing of the wind-jammer. Easy going and likeable, he has made friends of us all, even while he has amused us with his devotion to the Merchant Marine. One cannot know Ellie without realizing the sea is his life, and that onlv on the deck of a ship will he be happy. W ' e all hope that he will keep his ardor in the Navy. Glee Club i. Kiiilio Club 4, Two Stripes. I ike opti itkl kit: km 212 ;« down 1 devotee has been ij of ite ieffienJs ration to lealizi " ? pwllbe JOHN EDWARD PACE Rye, New York " Johnny " " Ed " THIS quiet and unassuming gentleman accepted academics at the Academy as a necessary evil, and successfully pur- sued a policy involving a minimum of effort and study. Entering the Academy as a somewhat cautious amorist, Ed waited until second class year before each mail delivery filled him with the optimism of which only an O. A. O. can be the cause. A natural athlete, Ed did not allow his lack of weight to handicap him but rather made his prowess more impressive because of it. Re- served and unpretentious, he always played for the love of the game rather than for any laurels that came his way. Baseball z, , N . Basketball 2, 1 Two Stripes. Football 4, }. RALPH WYNNE COUSINS Ironwood, Michigan " Cons " " Wyn " " Cosine " COUS sauntered casually into the Academy destined to win numerous friends. The boys soon gathered in his room to enjoy his subtle wit. Academically, he demonstrated that he was verv susceptible to culture and also superior to the worst the technical departments had. If you ' ve dropped around to have him translate a tough Dago assignment, you ' ve had to tear him away from some good book. Cous enjoys a work-out, but fundamentally believes in " vig- orous physical exercise — for other people. " He has a weakness for spooning on plebes and dragging choice femmes. King Committee. One Stripe. 213 I ' WILLIAM JOHN HELD Davenport, Iowa ■■Bill " BARNACLE Bill joined the Navy to see the world. He didn ' t see enough, so he became a member of ' 37. Bill didn ' t shine plebe year, but when youngster year began, his snaking propensities came to the fore. He dragged 4.0 ' s, but his chief comment was always, " Good dancer, " Bill ' s accolade to a sophisticated lady. He can ' t be accused of excessive boning, but stands in the first half of the class. Usually he ' ll be trying to show you some proofs or a lens from his camera. As a navigator, Bill prefers the Marine Corps, but he spoons on Juice drills and photography. Lightweight Crew 4, J. Photographer, Lucky Bag Staff. Two Stripes. MARION LEWIS COOPER, JR. Los Angeles, California " Mel " " Coop " MEL came from the Fleet, and that is where he wants to go when he graduates. There are several sides to his personality, each developed to an enviable degree. He divides his limited time between high jumping, writing popular music, and hiking cross-country to Eastport. It was on one of these trips that he conceived his song, " There ' s Nothing So Lovely as Love. " His life is a full one because he allows him- self no idle pastimes. He affords a good example of the happy medium that many strive to attain— an athlete, a gentleman, and a well balanced scholar. Keufi ned. 214 i rit mi to Its to his leiiviJes on one of M loivslu " - WILLIAM SIDNEY STEWART Graton, California ••I W ■■Stew " ■■Bill " AFTER a taste of Navy life in the Battle Fleet, Stew decided jTV to learn what made the wheels go around in Uncle Sam ' s first line of defense. He usually has lots of good bad dope and is willing, nav, even insists, on telling same. Bill is a snake in every sense of the word. He is wary where the fairer sex is concerned, but the longer they wait, the harder they fall! Stew and the academics go ' round and ' round, but he always man- ages to stay about three jumps ahead of them, as he does of everything else. Such a man cannot fail. Lacrosse Manager ;, 2, i, N. Lucky Bag Staff. Two Stripes. o FREDRICK EARLE DALLY International Falls, Minnesota ■■pred " ■ ' Dally " DALLY is a good roommate and a better friend. His academic abilities landed him anywhere from the first section in Math to anchor in Dago. The latter was his Nemesis and almost caught him plebe year. But when a thick wife hit a reef in any of the others. Dally was always willing to lend a hand and settle him on his course again. Although seeming to have a slight preference for " Crabs " when dragging, he has been known to drag from out of town. When spring rolls around, Fred can always be found among the ham ' n ' eggers onWorden Field. Lacrosse 4, j, 2, i, N. Two Stripes. 215 EDWARD PETER MADLEY Brooklyn, New York " Peter " " Bump " FOUR short years ago, Peter was a typical Brooklynite with his typical Brooklvnese. However, the Navy took hold of him quicklv, as it does so many others, and the change is com- plete. The first two years were the hardest, he admits; at times, he was dangerously near the ragged edge, but through sustained effort, he never quite lost his balance. During second class year and first class year, he was riding on top of the wave. In fact, he almost became classified as a cut-throat and savoir, but luckily his better principles came to the rescue in time. One Stripe. WILLIAM GREGG Atlanta, Georgia " Man Moi ntciiti " " Bill " " Willie " BILL is remembered well for those hectic plebe davs, sitting serenely beside his bed counting over " fresh " laundry. He was seldom known to come out on the short end of the horn, and in arguments usually saw his rivals retreating in sundry frames of mind. Although accused of being pessimistic, those who weathered his many moods found that his view on life was based on his belief that " there ain ' t no justice no- where. " His beautiful drags made him famous, and he was easily recognized at a distance bv the (lange ei tct of his caps. Crew 4, ). Cut Exchange 4, }, 2, i. Manager i. One Stripe. 216 s iJodke :atin? " view on Slice no- llie«-as hiscapS ' DAVID CARDON CLEGG Salt Lake City, Utah " Kitty " " Dave " " Can on " " Dipstrip " DAVE is one of the strong and silent from way out West where men are men. Another advantage he has is that he belongs to the tribe Mormon, which means a lot where the gals are concerned. But he is no snake; one at a time suits Cardon. His ambition is to reach as rapidly as possible a point where he will have no ambition at all. Famous he is, being noted among the land of the midshipmites for his artistry and his " word, not getting. " But to listen to him talk is to forgive all — if there is really anything to forgive. Art Club. Lucky Bag. Ring Commiltee. King Dame Committee. C. P. 0. ELLSWORTH HARPER VAN PATTEN, JR. Norfolk, Virginia " Van " " Tommy " " Pat " OH boy, another day! Maybe we ' ll have probs. " For Van P., life is just one big prob and the solution is eat, drink, be merry, and turn in when the going is tough. When you ' re blue, he ' s happy and when you ' re happy, study hour means just another field day for the Ac Department. He dotes on puzzles, golf, or good practical |okes. Love does not bother him; memories of a certain little girl in Washington always brought him back from leave sighing, but the sighing soon stopped, and the next hop found a fluffy bit of nothingness gurgling on his shoulder. Switfiwing 4. Golf 2, . One Stripe. 217 i It ■ ■ QUENTIN BOCKLER JONES Chicago, Illinois " Jonesy " " Q-Ball " BELIEVE it or don ' t, the only one of the famous " Jones Boys " in this last class of the old regime! But that ' s not the only thing unique about this son of South Dakota and South Shore, Chicago. (By the way, that ' s as far as his Southern sympathies go; he still thinks the Yankees won the war.) A star on the plebe baseball team, Jonesy later turned to the varsity diamond. As a roommate, he hasn ' t been too much trouble, except for his argumentative ten- dencies; he is almost always right. A real savoir, he has always been willing to clear up any academic mysteries. Baseball 4, 2 Star 2. Thret Stripes. Q FRANCIS REID WILLIAMS WORTH Raleigh, North Carolina " H07 v " " S)u ffy " " Fr.iiik " THIS little man with the chain of names came from the sunnv South with its cotton and " corn. " A Rambling Rebel had cast his lot with King Neptune ' s Kindergarten on the Severn. Soon after his arrival, Willy began to gain by his close contact with solid Yankee principles. As a result, his life among us has been one of continual effort. Academically, Will mastered the art of doing just enough; socially, his rise to success was sensational; athletically, — well, counting to ten was easy after a trv at boxing. Rooming with him for four years has brought nothing but profit. Boat Club 2, I Company Represeiitatiie 1. One Stripe. 218 V s roll ibe imHiog irien on ubvliis .his life If, Will ;nseto .10 ten for fo« ' THOMAS ANSLEM CULHANE, JR. Vallejo, California " Red " " Tom " FOUR years ago, a red-topped smiling face hove into sight at the Administration Building. At that time, we knew nothing of this mental giant, but since then we have learned to honor his decisions and to respect his judgments. Tom is quite athletic, but for some reason boxing is the only sport that could hold him for more than a few weeks at a time. ' hen it comes to dragging, we always see Tom well supplied with the feminine sex. Of course, it is never the same person, but it is his firm belief that " variety is the spice of life. " C ass Vice-Presiiienr i. Ow Stripe. JOHN BURKLEY GARVIN Wilmington, Delaware " Jolumy " " J. B. " WITH an intimate knowledge of boat building and boat handling, John came down from the Seawind State to swell the Navy ' s ranks. With him he brought a helpful nature, a willing smile, and an acute sense of humor. John ' s favorite pastime is fixing any- thing from water faucets to motorcycles. He de- lights in building model craft of all kinds and has in mind a future as an aeronautical engineer. He has a knack of cultivating and retaining the friendships of all whom he meets; this trait alone should carry him a long way in any undertaking. Soccer 4. Gyw Manager 4, , 2, i, N. Two Stripes. 219 ' -- i CHARLES STEIN, JR. McKeesport, Pennsylvania " Chucky " " Chuck " IT didn ' t take long for Chucky to clear his eyes of the smoke and soot of the Pittsburgh coal district. He soon found his hearings, and ever since, academics have not troubled him. When he is not working out in the fencing loft, he may be found indulging in light literature. Al- though he can not be classed as a snake, he is usually present at the hops. He drags and stags, but still remains true to the O. A. O. at home. Not without faults, but with everything to counterbalance them, he has proved to be a real wife and a true friend. Fencing 4, _j, 2, , N I, Manager i. Kattio Chth 2, 1. Orchestra 4, f. I A Ten I. Choir 4 j, 2. Mandolin Chth 2, i. Leader i. Boat Chih 2, I. One Stripe. JOSEPH ALLEN DODSON,JR. Maysville, Kentucky " Joe " " The Kernal " " Slim " JOE ' S talent lies largely in music. We ' ve all seen him, at one time or another, strumming away at his " Big Fiddle " or accompanying the Ten at his favorite piano. In spite of all these jovful hours spent in the Music Room, he has managed to keep right up there in the top sections with the rest of the savoirs. Second to his love for music comes his love for the female of the specie, a fact which is not very difficult to under- stand when one realizes that Joseph originates from a land long famed for its fast horses and beautiful women. Crew Manager , j, NA. Reception Committee, Log Staff 2, I. Orchestra 4, J. Two Stripes. NA Ten 4, ), 2, I, Leader 1. Musical Clubs 4, 3, 2, i. 220 US r uione ' or :e of all nam? ' siotibf ; lot ike iiuniie ' - I J lanJ 1 1 MAURICE FERRARA New York, New York " Duke " " Slug ' " Cbiii?ip " DUKE has long been known as the strongest man in the Naval Academy. Nor have his Sampson-like abilities been wasted, as anyone who has watched his work on the grid- iron or in the boxing ring will readily testify. His sincerity is perhaps his most outstanding characteristic, and he who has once made a friend of the Duke has indeed cultivated a worth- while friendship. His good-naturedness has made for him countless friends, from lowly plebes on up to high-ranking officers of the Navy, and his smile is famous. ' Othall 4, }, 2, I, X. Boxing 2, J. N. A. C. A. Executive Council. One Stride. Track 4, i, 2. Musical Club 2, 1. CLIFFORD ARTHUR MESSENHEIMER Lawrence, Kansas " Cl ff " " Dutch " WHEN Cliffy arrived at the Naval Acad- emy, fresh from Kansas U., he expressed great surprise that neither buffalo nor Indians ran wild here. After one day, however, he was just as well satisfied, for he was too tired to hunt them, had they lived in abundance. Despite his studious tendencies. Cliff has never been a cut-throat, thereby gaining the admiration of many. Quite a snake, he can always be found at the hops. He possesses an extraordinary amount of common sense, and for that reason alone should go far in the Navy. Track Manager ;, 2, NA. Reception Committee 2, i. Business Gani , Masijueraders 4. One Stripe. o 111 JOHN THEOPHILUS WETTACK Coffeyville, Kansas " . r. " • ■Chuff-Chuff ' ■ JOHN, The Awfullest Wettack, " is one of the staunchest supporters of the " back to the farm " movement. His ambition is to retire at an early age, then go west where he can starve ' midst beautiful surroundings, close to Mother Nature. Athletically, John has been the mainstay of the Sixth Company soccer team, as well as an outstanding performer in class swimming (sports for which one needn ' t train, excepting an oc- casional shower). He ' s the kind of a wife who makes your bed on hop nights, never bothers you with affairs of the heart, and takes life as it comes. BURTON HERBERT SHUPPER Lawrence, New York " Bi iiiiy " " Herb " " Sci p " YOUNGSTER year Bunny started wearing patent leathers and became a marked man. Relentless girls pursued and caught him. But Herb led a double life, for in spite of the girls, he put in a lot of time with the wrestling team; he plaved on the company soccer, swimming, and baseball teams. If possible, let ' s forget his singing in the shower and his brushing of teeth after taps. Then you have him at his best. The wife of wives, possessor of stamps, stationery, toothpaste, and chow, loaner of nickels, buyer of funny papers — Long Island ' s Pride and Our lov ! H « »; .;, J, 2, . Cheerleader i. Quarterdeck Society. Boat Club. Black N. Battalion C. P. 0. 222 5ueJ and ihejirls, ii d on oi wives, loaner ViJe anil ROBERT MACKY WARE Haggerman, New Mexico " Bob " " Cherub " " C v jf -Chuff " WITHOUT bothering to finish more than three years of high school, Bob came to our Middy College to find no trouble with academics— except that of explaining them to others. The rare combination of common sense and book sense that enables him to gain maximum returns with minimum ef- fort explains why he spends most of his study hours boning Cosmo, writing letters, or just settin ' and starin ' and smokin ' . His reserved, even-tempered disposition makes quarrels im- possible; but possessing an independent mind, he is frank and definite in his opinions when he does express them. Black N. One Stripe. THOMAS ELBERT EDWARDS, JR. Corpus Christi, Texas " Bobby " " Tuo-giin " " Tommy " CORPUS Christi lost a loyal son when Bobby followed the call of the sea. The body alone was lost however; the mind tarried until Demon Steam raised its ugly head and growled. But it growled in vain, for an aroused mind soon triumphed over matter. Bobby ' s fav- orite sport is football, and memories of his in- spired playing will alwavs remain with those who watched him. Girls, like all things, he takes seriously, but a changeable nature has pro- tected him from any single one. A thousand friends send out into the Service a man whose sincerity and perseverance will serve it well. Football 4, 2, I, N. Track }. Two Stripes. llj, VICTOR HAROLD W ' lLDT San Diego, California " Sock-eye " " Vic " SOCK-EYE Wildt, the Salmon Strangler from California, brought to the Naval Academy a disposition closely akin to his greatly ac- claimed home-state sunshine. These four years have not altered that disposition, for due to a ready grasp of academics, Harold has been spared the worries so well known to the less fortunate. Sock-eye has found an outlet to his occasional serious moods in visits to Smoke Hall to spend a quiet hour at the piano. In his more habitual mood, we find him giving excellent reproductions of everyone from Stepin Fetchit to Little Eva. Star 4. Two Strifts. GEORGE CLIFTON ELLERTON, JR. Norfolk, Virginia " George " GEORGE ' S interests extend to the more technical phases of the Navv. We all regret that he did not make more of his natural ability in the ring, but we can hardly censure him for his preference for something more constructive. Second class year found him making a practical application of his technical aptitude by successfully building a power boat. However, George is a firm believer in the proverb, " All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, " and on the sound of the bell for studv hour he is usually in favor of lust one more hand of bridge. KaJio Club. Out Stripe. 224 il pluses ike note e.Seconfl onofliis ter to ' ' All work HUBERT BAUSELL REECE Las Vegas, New Mexico " Hubie " " Mex " FROM our in New Mexico Hubert answered that distant yet distinct call of the sea. With a cheerful disposition and an indomitable will to win, he went through plebe year with flying colors. A good mixer, Hubert has entered into the spirit of Naval Academy life, winning the esteem of his class- mates. Ever of a generous nature, he would take time out of any study hour to explain a difficult prob to some of his class- mates. Never in a hurry, Hubert thinks systematically, reach- ing a conclusion only after all points have been thoroughly considered. Wrestling 4, ;, 2. Crew 2. Radio Club 4, j, 2, i. Two Stripes. RAY ARVEL SNODGRASS New Mortansville, West Virginia " S)iod " " Red " ENTERING one ' s room to find his roommate reading a voluminous letter and one ' s own desk blotter empty is a complete sensation in itself. One stoically consoles himself, however, returns his texts to the shelf, and turns around. Behold! Three letters on that previously bare blotter. More inclined to be quiescent than lo- quacious, Ray delights in original reasoning. Many times, we have heard him propose a new idea for some gadget. So far, however, someone else has " beaten him to the draw. " That the future may prove different is a foregone con- clusion of all who know him. Cross Country ). Radio Club 2, i. Company C. P. 0. 225 E N I I JOHN NYE FAVILLE Mobile, Alabama " Jack " " Faybiirg " HERE ' S a southern boy with a Yankee ac- cent who positively refuses to take things easy. His tall body has been quiet once in four years — when he was in the hospital. He takes everything in stride from academics to blows on the head with a lacrosse stick. He has never been known to be angry for longer than two minutes. Jack is willing to undertake anything from new responsibilities to a party, and he does well at both. We know that he has what it requires in this world, for he lived three years with three madmen and emerged sane. Kesigflid. DONALD DELOS PATTERSON Waterloo, Iowa " Pat " " Ked " REVEILLE means nothing to our redheaded Pat. At eight . o ' clock, he realizes it ' s daylight, and by noon he may be wide awake. But awake or " in the fog, " he alwavs has his sharp wit primed for a snappy comeback. His engaging per- sonality has led him to drag to many hops, so he ' s not exactly a Red Mike. Red has never been bothered by academics or athletics, although outdoor rille usually manages to get him off the radiator, if he ' s not peeking at the fairer visitors through binoculars. Always cheerful, seldom discouraged, a fine ship- mate, and a real pal ! OiitJoor Kifle 4, }, 2, 1. Two Stripes. 116 KEITH CARLTON ROBERTSON Webster City, Iowa ■■Robby- ' -K.C. " IT won ' t be like this next year, " is his habitual expression. True to his predictions, many things have changed, but not his untiring ambition and willingness to help. He had some difficulties with academics — the trouble being in explain- ing them to us. When not giving extra instruction, he may usually be found in a deep argument, or to use his own expres- sion, " ' intelligent discussion. " He studies the stock market and its fluctuations so thoroughly that we expect him to be apply- ing his nautical knowledge to the navigation of his own yacht before long. Business Manager, Lucky Bag. Star 4, ;, 2. Two Stripes. PAUL CHRISTIAN HUELSENBECK Newark, New Jersey " Tiny " " Bulkhead " A SUNDAY afternoon, a bunk, and a book (usually involving the intricacies of Diesel engines) — Utopia. This lad with the sunny dis- position and the beaming countenance is re- putedly a Red Mike, yet he is the recipient of numerous letters with " a questionable hand- writing. He is a tried and true authority on any subject matter from photography to opera stars, from class rings to diets. A cheerful nature and a ready wit are excellent characteristics. Yet the combination of these with an agile mentality is an unbeatable quality. Reception Committee 2, i. Boat Club 2, 1. Two Stripes. Ill 1 ALEXANDER MICHELSON, JR. Springfield Gardens, New York " Mike " " Swede " MIKE hails from the Old Country, regards New York as the only worth-while city in the land, and is an individualist of the lirst water. Previous service in the Fleet enabled the wife to join up smoothly with the routine. Naturally sunny, Mike devoted little time to academics and much time to being an exponent of the " vigorous life. " However, tilts with the Medical Department have diverted his interests to the more intellectual aspects of life. Bull sessions are always a joy, as Mike has at hand a fund of knowledge acquired by reading and meditating on human nature. Kesigntd. u EDWIN CARLTON FINNEY San Diego, California " F zz e " " E. C. " " Commodore " TWO characteristics have marked Finney ' s Academy career — enthusiasm for the Naval Service and perseverance in his purpose. He entered with certain ideals of the Navy, and he departs with them enhanced, if changed at all. The Aca- demic Board, re-exams, and pre-reveille boning have taken their share of his time. By nature conservative, tolerant, and religious, he prefers the classics to jazz, cross country walking to the movies. Fizzle ' s interests are mainly nautical; ocean breezes, sailing, ships, and Masefield ' s Sea Fever just " get " him. He lives in the romance of the sea. Stage Gtttig 4 , 2, , Aiatijger i, RjJh Club }, 2. Boat Club 2, i. One Stripe. Oocle yeatf iwav eiiily scani 228 I etiiv career vetance in Naff, an ' ' TheA " - lave " to leraiii. anil ocean just ■ ' ?■ " LLOYD FOSCUE JAKEMAN Salt Lake City, Utah ' ' Jake " " Sunshine " " 01 a f ' BEING born in the above city gave Jake a salty start in life. He increased his knowledge of salty things aboard one of Uncle Sam ' s battleships. Plebe summer was all old stuff, plebe year fruit, youngster cruise a gripe. First class cruise took him away from his ever increasing fondness for Crabtown. Jake easily keeps ahead of the men with the little red books by scant effort — never misses a hop — builds boats — shoots a nice rifle — likes doughnuts — always finds some way to get what he wants — and he will get all that life has to offer. Cross Country 4 j. Rifle 4, 3, 2. One Stripe. JOHN WILLIAM NEEL Holbrook, Nebraska " Johnny " " J. W. " " Rosy " J. W. is quite in keeping with the saying that good goods come in small packages. When he left Holbrook, the Academy gained an ideal wife. His one bad fault is that of receiving most of the mail that comes to the room. He has to work for it, though, and a visit to the room about 8:45 will find the books stacked and sta- tionery out. Being a super Red Mike, Johnny has never, as yet, been prevailed upon to drag, be it blind or otherwise. He never has much to say, but is always good company, be it for a bull fest or a movie. Manager, Crew 4, }, 2. Otie Stripe. 229 CHARLES JESSE ZELLNER Forsyth, Georgia " Child k " " Zesnel " " Zeliiiski " TIME worn as the expression may be, there is no better way to describe Charlie than by that highest of compliments, " a southern gentle- man. " A human being of faults, but with a fine generosity and an innate gentility that relegate them to the background, Zelinsky is a creature of many paradoxes. The most consistent trait in his character is an appreciation for the fine and beautiful in literature, and no small ability at creative expression from his own pen. Any en- deavor to add to the impression of the many friends bv whom he is held in warm regard is hopeless. 7 " ' rtv Sfrtpes WALTER HUGHES KEEN, JR. Norfolk, Virginia THIS is the first of the biographies of W. H. Keen, Jr., here known as " Walt. " It is inadequate. His vocation here is his multiplex activities. His avocation is starring, to which he devotes as much time as does the average star man in keep- ing off the trees. His generosity is unique in that it extends to his most treasured possession, even to his time. His room is an oasis to the unsats of all classes, and during evening study hour he frequently lays aside his Nietzsche or his Maugham to reclaim a friend from the peril of the re-exam. Water Polo 4, j, 2, i. Maiiaifr, Teniiii. Associate Editor, Log. Glee Club 4, 3, 2, 1, Director i. Musical Clubs Show, Director 1 One Stripe. 230 FRANK FORD MENEFEE Phoenix, Arizona " Frank " A TALL figure, trim and straight; a craggy face with clear grey eyes — that ' s Frank Menefee. Quiet, patient, good- natured, and savvv to the point of extreme comfort. Frank has been the perfect roommate. Perhaps his only outstanding flaw is a tendency to keep the windows shut during study hour. However, this can hardly be held against him, for Arizona is a warm state, as he is fond of reminding us. In general, he be- lieves in a happy medium. Neither a snake nor a Red Mike, not a cut-throat, but certainly a first section man, he has always laken precision and moderation for his watchwords. Star 4. Otie Stripe. EMERY ARDEN GRANTHAM Albany, Texas " Ard " " Grant " BRINGING with him from a little town in Texas a real appreciation for the beautiful and a practical aptitude for engineering, with a capacity for hard work as well (to some minds a peculiar combination), Ard has made of the Naval Academy life a happy stepping stone to a promising Naval career. He has had the courage to admit — even to his classmates — that he in- tended to do well in his academic career, but has never let the academics interfere with the enjoyment of his beloved tennis or any of the other contacts within these four grey walls and without. Tenuis 4, }, 2, iV, Captain i. Associate Editor, Reef Points. Advertising Manager, Log. Advertising, Manager, Lucky Bag. Glee Club 4, j. Five Stripes. Star 4, 3, 2. 231 EDWARD WILLIAM HESSEL Cincinnati, Ohio ••Ed " " Red " CHIEF among the factors that constitute Red ' s living philosophy is the item, " com- mon sense. " His infectious good-nature accounts for the unusually wide circle of friends he has made. As a balance to his jovial disposition, Red possesses both force and suavity which he brings forth very effectively as the occasion demands. Beginning by captaining the plebe team. Red continued his football career at the Academy by turning in game after game as a fighting and capable tackle. All man and all gentleman, every inch of his si.x feet, he is a man the Navy can be proud of. Football 4, 2, I, N. Class Vice-President ). Two Stripes. ROBERT JOSEPH PRITCHARD Garner, Iowa ••Bob " " Little Butch " BOB was drawn from his studv of the intricacies of Ford cars to the Naval Academy by a desire to work with something on a larger scale. He is of the extremely good- natured and carefree type, not being bothered a great deal by anything. This explains why he has been on so many Dago trees. But he has that valuable knack of always succeeding when it is necessary. He is always ready for a good time and is most happv when driving a fast car. It is easy to see why he is so well liked by those around him, and why he is usually seen with the best drags. Kesif neil. Ill N IS ofForJ ■ork «itli elv jooi- aiaealf ' } ' jnvDajo tinieJi " ' ee«hvlie IS «sm " ? ' NELSON PAYNE WATKINS Buffalo, New York " Bud " " Napier " THINGS are in awful shape. " We ' ve heard that expression innumerable times, but the boisterous laugh and genial smile that accompany it tell us that it ' s all in fun. In spite of a slight skirmish with youngster Math, academics have held no terror for him. In fact, " Aw nuts, I ' m tired of studying, " can be heard almost any night. Although not distinguished in the field of sports, he is never found perched on the radiator; la- crosse and football are his elements. Possessing a ready smile and a never-failing good humor. Bud has been a swell room- mate. Football 4, }. Wrestling 4, ;. ' Lacrosse 4, , 2, . Three Stripes. JOHN INMAN MINGAY Gladstone, Michigan " Jack " " J. I. " " Mongo " FROM out of the wilds of Michigan, Jack came to try his luck as a sailor. Trouble has hounded him throughout his Academy life in the form of " Demon Academics, " but when the final counts are taken, a blonde head, flashing blue eyes, and a contagious smile show that Jack is there to the end. Never a great athlete yet never a member of the radiator squad, never a snake and never a Red Mike, he has worked hard and has played harder. His happy-go- lucky manner and his sense of humor will carry him far wherever he may choose to go. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, i. Cross Country z. Swiwming 2. Black N. Regimental C. P. 0. 233 HUGH WYMAN HOWARD Coronado, California " Jim " " Punchy " THE summer of 19 ,3 brought us manv new acquaintances. Among those that especially stand out is Jim. Few of us have the combination of admirable traits that arecentered in this voung man. With his jaw squared and a will to do, Jim faces any problem that presents itself, and what is more, solves it. This same spirit makes him a formidable opponent in the ring. When there is work to be done, Jim is the embodiment of industry; when play is at hand, you will tind him a carefree, happy-go-lucky merrymaker. He knows how to lit into any situation. Cross Country 4, 3, i, cNAc. Boxing 4, ;, iSA, ' . Lacrosse 4, h i. Lucky Bdi Staff. One Stripe. ARCHIE H. SOUCEK Oklahoma City, Oklahoma " Zi ' ke " " . ooc j " " Sooky ZEKE is well liked by his classmates, his superiors, and his subordinates, which is attributable to the qualities of a natural born leader. Moreover, he is a dependable worker who stops at nothing to accomplish the task that has been assigned him. Sooky and a scrap are inseparable. No matter what the nature of the situation, he ' s there with the assurance of a good time for everyone. Archie ' s heart is set on aviation, but why shouldn ' t it be, with two cousins and a brother, all famous Navy aviators? Well, Zeke, just use the same fight as you do on the football held, and you can ' t lose. Footbatt 4, J, 2, I, N. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, 7, N . Four Stripes. I lUVC 234 fe ots-and qualities worker lasbeen ) maiier ssurance iviatiooi iter, all fohtas JOHN SIM SLAUGHTER Muskogee, Oklahoma ' ' Jack " " Slaughterhouse THE Middle West gave us a man of English descent who brings with him all the traditions of loyalty and honor prevalent in the English Navy. Here is a man who is fair and generous, never too quick to condemn, and always ready to take the side of the persecuted. Arguments, pro and con, are the spice of his existence, not to be outdone, however, by a love of music, classical order preferred. Although not regula- tion. Jack shunned the pap sheet like poison. Slaughter-house is a sincere friend, and rates a life as smooth as the music he loves to hear. Crew 4, _j, J, . Otie Stripe. CLIFTON MONTGOMERY HOCKER Elizabethtown, Kentucky ■■C " ' ' Dutch ' ' DAN Boone blazed the trail to Kentucky, and another son of the Blue Grass region followed the return path to the sea. A hard- hitting, square-tighting son of Mars and Thunder came through the Cumberland Gap; he ' s stuck through four years and missed the pap. Clif has put his heart into everything in which he has been interested. Snaking isn ' t too reptilian for him, but his heart lies in the South. Shipments in the express office are his monopoly, with chow for all hands. A ready man for fun, a quick man in the ring, and a fine man for a buddy out in the Fleet! Baxhig 4, , 2, , bNt Captain i. Football 4, ;, 2. One Stripe. o 235 1 JOHN LOUIS MEHLIG Miami Beach, Florida " IVhm ' y " " Pop-Eye " BACK in the dark days of ' 33 when the can- non ' s roar and the battle field were as much a part of a plebe ' s life as four hard unforgettable years until graduation, Whitey stepped forth into a world of academic and foggy surround- ings — the Naval Academy. Finding his first in- terest in football, Whitey did well, and in addi- tion made a place for himself in that most pug- nacious entertainment, lacrosse. Four years by the Bay, in spite of some of his failings of social and energetic nature, have proven Whitey ' s abilities and his possibilities as a naval oliicer. Football 4, }, 2. Lacrosse 4, ;, i, , N. TiioStripei. CHARLES HUBBARD MEIGS Havre de Grace, Maryland " Charlie " " The Madame " " Mi ggs " " Killer " ALTHOUGH Charlie says he is from the horse country, he ± . reallv is a man of the world. He has eaten rice with the Chinks, ridden the carabao in the Philippines, and swapped yarns with the old salts off the coast of Labrador. Don ' t ever give a lacrosse stick to Charlie. The Killer is just a little too easy going to bother with the boys on the varsity; he much prefers to leave his trade mark on anyone who gets in his way. Charlie works hard and is a real pal. If anything ever troubles you, the Killer is the man to go to. Soccer 4, }, 2. Lacrosse 4, }, 2, i. Stars 4, 2. Log. Reception Committee. One Stripe. 236 k K )u(itrv, ne :iniiiilie 1 wipH he mii ' t ' JOHN COCKRELL PATTY, JR. Shaw, Mississippi " Marse " " Patsy " " Julius " COMING here from a freshman year at the University of Alabama, the Marse did not find the Academy too tough and has taken it in his stride. He has radiated an abundance of energy in manv directions and has proved himself an all ' round capable fellow. Always amusing, the Marse has been welcome everywhere. Crew and basketball have both seen a good bit of Patsy. Never taking them too seriously, he has proven himself able in both. His specialty, however, for which he will be long remembered, is dragging blind. A little persuasion finds him a ready victim. Crew 4, j. Bdiketball 2, . Reception Committee }, 2, i. Botit Club 2, i. Two Stripes. WILLIAM MOOR STE ' ENS Leipsic, Delaware " Bill " " Willie " " Steve " HA TNG climbed out of the trees of plebe Steam, where he proved to be a tree climber as well as a rope climber, Bill has kept consistentlv clear of all other trees and concen- trated more on the rope. The stabilizing element of our room, Bill has helped to keep us on the straight and narrow path. He is good crew ma- terial, but finds Hubbard Hall a little far to walk, so has concentrated on wrestling and gym. His ability to tell jokes was indispensable dur- ing plebe year and has livened up many an eve- ning that was getting too studious. Crew 4. Reception Committee 2, 7. Two Stripes. 237 GUY EDWARD O ' NEIL, JR. Long Beach, California Sunshine " " Barry man WITH the " O ' Neil constant " at every exam, the smoke of battle clears to reveal an unrufiled Californian whose calm, easy nature has in his four years here conquered every phase of Academ y life from second section watches to re-exams. Frequently at odds with the reveille bell and the Dago Department, Guy has topped them both. He has no worries, save how to withstand those maidens who like their strong silent men handsome. His generosity, congeniality, and all around good nature gained him his nickname, and since then, the liking of all his associates. RiJIf Team 4, ;, i. Choir 4, }, 2, i. Loi!_ 2, i. Reef Points 2, i. Glee Club 4, ;. One Siript. STATES MORRIS MEAD, III Evanston, Illinois Stiin " " Semitor ' ' ' Estinfos STATES came from God ' s Country to put a little pep and life within these cold grey walls. The Plebe Log was soon his followed by a plebe year job sweeping out the Log office. He graduates actively engaged in every activity from the Pep Committee to the editorship of the Log. These, with his in- clination to turn in early, proved the Nemesis of his biannual vow to star " this term. " Athletics, femmes, throwing the bull, and Reina cruises are all capably handled. Energy un- bounded makes him what he sa s of others, " a great fella and a great ball plaver. " Basketball 4, ;, 2, i. Golf 4, j, 2, i, gNf. Black N. Ei iror, Log. Editor, Reef Points. Star 2. Two Stripes. 238 ed JOHN WILLIAM MERRYMAN Fort Dodge, Iowa " Johnny " " Kobin Hood " JOHN will always be remembered for his bright and cheer- ful disposition. His philosophy, which he radiates to all those about him, is a tonic for any worry. He never hesitates to help a friend in distress, whether it be clothes, money, or even a week-end drag. Among the fair sex, he has man y admirers who occupy a great portion of his time, but during wrestling season, the femmes are sadly neglected. Early in plebe summer, John impressed us with his prowess as a grapp- ler, and he has since proved that the Mid-West grows wrestlers as well as corn. Wrestling 4, }, 2, , N, Captain j. Two Stripes. ROBERT BOND LANDER El Paso, Texas " Tex " " Bob " ONE need not be told that Bob is from Texas. The word is spelled all over his features. It seems that the most outstanding characteristic of Texas people is that of being cordial and friendly to everyone. Everybody knows and likes Tex. He is too easy-going to quarrel or disagree. Very interested in the gentler sex, he spends much of his time with them or talking about them. Studies take more of his time than he would permit if he had any thing to say, but when he appears to be study- ing, Tex is probably day dreaming or yearning for the mesquite. N Ten. Musical Clubs Show. One Stripe. Q 239 RAYMOND FRANKLIN PARKER San Francisco, California " Ray " RAY was the second of two brothers to . desert the sunny clime of Caifornia for the dreary Annapolitan winters. It is indeed a driv- ing ambition that would impel such a sacrifice, and this ambition has kept Ray near the top of his class. He has constantly kept the Dago De- partment buffaloed, and since plebe year he has evinced a decided interest in anything smacking of mathematics — has even been known to work difficult problems just for the pure hell of it. Outside of this hobby, Ray ' s principal interests lie in Washington and around the bridge table. Srar 4. One Stripe. PARKMAN BLAKE MOORE Mobile, Alabama " P. B. " " Blake " BLAKE is no exception to the rule that the greatest capacity for energy is possessed by small men. By no means impos- ing of figure, P. B. is far removed from insignificance. He has a capacity for hard work, and a drive and determination that are positively amazing. But never let it be said that life is all work for Blake, not so long as there is tennis to be played. Not the only part of his heritage of the South is his tennis ability, for although his industrious nature seems paradoxical, his innate good nature and spirit of a gentleman are entirely in keeping. Tenuis 4, }, 2, 1, tNt. Manager, Wrestling j, 2. Aianager, Football }, 2. Star 2. Two Stripes. 240 K I J capacity ins imp- iiiOB ttiai ; life IS all be pl ) ' ' his teii«i tjilosical. RIVERS JUDSON MORRELL, JR. Los Angeles, California " Sonny " " Bulldog " SPENDING all of his early life in the California sunshine, Rivers developed a love for the outdoors. He desires to be active at all times, and anything which he undertakes he carries out with a tenacious attitude. There is always a cheery greeting for those about him and a helping hand for those who are encountering difficulties. The years at the Acadmey have developed in him a practical outlook in regard to technical subjects. He is seldom seen at a hop, but when dragging, the lucky one is the belle of the ball. V 00 1 ball 4, _j, 2, N, Captain i. Track 4, }, 2, I, NA. Two Stripes. Boxing 4, j, 2, I, hNt. JOHN GRANEY WALSH, JR Woodbine, Iowa " Doc " " Killer " " Bucky " THIS is the biography of an lowan who, through untiring effort, has graced the roll call of practically every first section. But his true distinction is the fact that of all first section men, he is one who can honestly be called well balanced and a regular fellow. Fortunately, he possesses that asset which is so absolutely neces- sary to a naval officer, that of gaining and hold- ing the friendships of his classmates. Doc has ambitions outside the Navy and aspires to be a surgeon. He always has a huge med book at hand and finds time to peruse it occasionally. Boxing ), 2, 1. Log, 4, ;. Cut Exchange 4. Stars 4, 2. Two Stripes. 241 ii 1 xruJiiix VsiS«»» I ' if I ( ' ■ ' •r ,, . , Jf I iKjCI±IXLUjOTU U EDWARD SENTMAN ARENTZEN Stratford, New Jersey -■Eddie " EDDIE might well be called the mighty atom, for his small stature embodies a grand spirit of friendliness and good nature along with a broad mind and an even temper. He has many interests that take time away from that necessity to be top man in the Batt, yet he will drop everything to give help to a less gifted classmate. He is intensely interested in all extra-curricular activities, but derives his chief joy from liter- ary pursuits. ' ' Opposites attract, but gentlemen prefer blondes, ' ' says Eddie, so every day a letter goes to a pretty little maid in Williamsburg. Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff. Reception Conmiittee. Orchestra 4. Two Stripes. Star 4, j, 2. EDWARD BANKS GIBSON, JR. Warsaw, North Carolina " Gtb " " Ted " " Hoot " ANOTHER Navy junior, Ted wants to carry on in the JDl Service. By origin a rebel, he is easy-going and yet am- bitious. Always ready to do a favor, lend skags, attend a movie, shoot the breeze, or take a chance on a duty drag, Ted helps the situation along if he can. Not a sport fanatic but one who tries to pick up a playing knowledge of every- thing, Ted fits in wherever he happens to be. His optimistic attitude and willingness to help others combined with a de- termination to make good in the Fleet lead us to predict success. Boxing 4. Quarterdeck Society One Stripe. ' I 244 JAMES PAUL ANRDEA West New York, New Jersey ■ ' Jiwniie ' ' ' P,ii li !of " JIMMIE has the enviable faculty of being able to believe that everything happens for the best. A ready smile and an eternal song are the outward manifestations of his contented nature. His congeniality and his ability to provide entertain- ment under the most depressing circumstances make him a welcome guest in any circle. Dancing is not the least of Jimmie ' s abilities. Dim lights and rhythmic music never fail to allure him. Whatever the future may hold for Jimmie, we can be sure that his present course will lead him to the fullest enjoyment of life. Trident Staff. One Stripe. IT takes no Arnold Bennett to teach Everett how to live. He is wonderfully balanced; he loves music and he is a fiend in his passion for searching out the inner workings of broken down clocks. He is bashful (ah, what a weapon !), but he never lacks confidence in any undertaking. He is very adept at foreign languages— so Mrs. Ramey, don ' t be alarmed if someone whispers soulful German phrases to you in the morning, some clever repartee in French at dinner, and bursts into a happv Italian air almost any time of day. It will be just Everett. One Stripe. 245 JESSE DUNCAN ELLIOTT, JR. Washington, D. C. " Jesse " " Dune " " Fisty " BY entering our class on the eighth day of its existence. Dune reached his boyhood goal; " I wanna be a sailor. " Characterized inwardly by an underlying seriousness and idealism, and outwardly bv almost boyish enthusiasm for life, he possesses a keen sense of humor, the ability of making and keeping friends, a likable personality and a fond belief of the doctrine " laissez faire. " He is always anxious to engage in athletics of almost any nature. Boxing, track, and cross- country prove his main weaknesses. His hobbies include read- ing, dragging, and having a good time. Boxing, Musical Clubs Shows. C. P. 0. II HOWARD WELDIE BAKER At Large " Bake " " Stumpy " " Howie " ALTHOUGH the beds found in Bancroft Hall fail a little XjL short of fitting Stumpy, Navy life suits him to perfection. Industrious and cheerful, our Howie has always been a good companion and roommate. Stumpy ' s athletic leanings are to- wards crew and wrestling. His greatest hobby and worst vice is music (strictly non-classical). He is the guy who can tell you any orchestra ' s theme song and how well it is played. Aside from an occasional tendency to over-sleep and an ear- rending snore, there is no indication that Stumpy will not reach any goal he sets for himself. Creiv 4. Two Stripes. 246 DONALD G. BAER Uniontown, Pennsylvania " Pinky " " Rev " " Don " HIS ambition is to head a violent anti: Maryland weather, Friday noon messhall chow, Steam profs, and Juice drills movement. He ' s a good-natured redhead with an easy, likable grin which partially explains his ability to make friends. A subtle wit and an unfailing generosity explain his ability to keep them. Aside from a tendency to warble slightly off key in the shower and a decided leaning towards the view point that if the academics don ' t get you the Executive Department must, his chief failing is an uncontrollable urge to pun. Tfiick 4, _J, 2, I. Soccer 4. Two Snipes. CHARLES STAMPS MINTER, JR. Covington, Virginia " Charlie " " Mint " IN phase with the reveille bell each morning, a sleepy voice laments the fact that another day is here and it is again time to crawl out of bed; the voice belongs to Charlie. Aca- demics are a trying side line in which he finds little time for specialization. He was big, his back was broad. Why not try an oar? He did and now all other things come second. Every afternoon finds him occupied with some sport, be it in season or out of season. He makes all the hops, likes all the girls, and loves but one. Football 2. Crew 4, 2, 1. Ring Committee. Two Stripes. 147 LAWRENCE GEORGE BERNARD Deadwood, South Dakota " Moose " " Larry " THE mountain streams of the Black Hills were the favorite haunts of Larry before he heard of a Navy. After that it was connecting rods instead of fly rods on leisurely spring days, Miss Springfield instead of the old shotgun on long autumn afternoons. Although the only girl has not yet appeared. Moose ' s serene bachelor existence has been threatened several times. Leaves never left him dreary for more than a week. He is alwavs ready to mix it up in the ring, studies now and then, sings atrociously, and faithfully nurses the promising young wave in his hair. Lightueight Crew j. Two Stripes. WILLIAM ALBERT SNYDER Detroit, Michigan " B,!! " REN ' EILLE! Incoherent mumbling concerning the system. . He invariably needs external assistance in parting from his beloved bed and the Exec. Department has graciously elected to furnish this on the days the wife was on watch. Bill, early in youngster year, was an easy mark for a blind date. Setbacks failed to break his spirit, and by December he was found m the ranks of the lost. Athletically, he is well balanced and proficient in not a few sports. Academically? Name the mark and he will make it. Easy-going, smiling, capable— he has two strikes on the future already. Creu 4, ;. Receprim Commime z. Om Stripe. 248 ' i wotite tkjt it ?iiiys, several eek.He id tlien, : vniKij DA ' ID DONAR BELL Washington, D. C. " Sonny Boy " " Ding Dong " DAX ' E would be an honor to an - class. Reliable, energetic, thorough, he has demonstrated an aptitude for the Service to be envied. Each year has found Sonny Boy more deeply rooted in our regard because of his never failing friendly qualities. Pin pushing was chosen as an outlet for his athletic inclinations, and if vou don ' t think it requires exhaustive patience to reach perfection, ask to cross swords with Dave. The Radio Club serves to divert his attention from academics, but then, that bug-a-boo to many has bothered him little. » t( STOCKTON BIRNEY STRONG Washington, D. C. " Bimey " " Stock " FOUR years together by the Bay, and through it all Stock has been one of the best. Perhaps not the highest in aca- demics or in athletics, but one of the best in personal charac- teristics. When he entered, he chose a high mark; he has had to struggle to make it, but he has never lost his self-control nor his infectious smile. His good common sense has carried him past many reefs; he will succeed in any career where good judgment and cool nerves are prime requisites. He has engaged in several sports; however, his favorite one is shooting holes in bulls-eyes. Water Polo. Four Strides. 249 FRANCIS GAINES BLASDEL, JR. Washington, D. C. " Fog " " Frank " " Philias " THE adventures of Frank both in and out of the Naval Academy are well v ' orth recording, but not here. He is a varsity member of every bull session and has been on radiator squads for four years (except for a few run-ins with the De- partment of Physical Training). His hobbv is radio and he came into his element second class summer when he got plenty of time to work with it. Fog is always a cheerful soul and has a smile and a hello for everybody. He never worries about anything and always takes things easy. Radio Club. One Stripe. JIM hails from an old Army family of way back, but he finally saw the light and decided on the Navy. Since he has been here, the academics and other obstacles have been met and defeated. Sometimes these battles have been close, but never indecisive. Of course, a comprehensive treatment of Gentleman Jim ' s dragging activities is beyond the scope of this text, but it may be said that he seldom passes a week-end in the ranks of the Scarlet Michaels. For diversion, Jim spends his time at swimming, tennis, or perhaps a little music — Ah! the classics ! Swimming i. Glee Club 4, }, 2, 1, Leatler 1. C. P. 0. 250 ■ ' Jul iliaiot and he plenty inillias RICHARD ALEXANDER BEVERNICK Minneapolis, Minnesota •■D c-4 " ARKADY smile, affable conversation, and infectious laughter . were among the assets that Minnesota bequeathed to Dick. Rare qualities, these, to find in one to whom academics were so easy; characteristics that soon led him to be not only one who excelled in his class, but, more important, in the number of his friends. His art of pointing out a peculiarity in a commonplace occurrence, bathing it in the magic fountain of his agreeable laughter, and presenting us with something we must enjoy in spite of ourselves, is all his own. Gym 4. Track 2. RmiJo Club. Mandolin Club. Star 4. Lucky Bag Staff. Company Representative ;, t. Two Stripes. WEBSTER DEROYCE SMITH Minneapolis, Minnesota " Smitty " " Web " " Snuffy " IN the first place, remember just how tough this boy is before you get too inquisitive, then go ahead and ask your questions. Brains? Say, you ' ll go a long way before you find a better balanced, sounder set than he ' s got. Humor? Don ' t make me laugh again. Ability? Well, he ' ll handle any job you ' ll give him, and do it right. Friendliness? With a capital " F " — grin and all, and a personality that makes friends, and keeps them. He ' s the kind that ' ll never grow old — too full of life for that — and to have known him has been a treat. Bo.xing 4, ;, 2, I, bNt. G. P. 0. 251 CHARLES AUGUSTINE BURCH Baltimore, Maryland " Gt s " " Charlie " CHARLIE is diligent, honest, capable, trustworthy, loval, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, etc. A stern disciplin- arian, he does not drink, chew, or swear, has a genial diposi- tion, a ready wit, and fair shower baritone. His likes: hops. Carvel Hall, Bing, Crime Busters, long black roadsters, and letters in green ink. His dislikes: re ' eille, hill-billy music, Juice p-works, and eye exams. Injuries kept him from making lacrosse history, but his success in other fields leads us to expect great things in the future. Lacrosse 4, 3, 2. Cross Country 4. Two Stripes. FOR four years we ' ve struggled, but to no avail. Charlie still likes his cereal raw, still intends to marry an Indian squaw, still chooses Spark Plug as his favorite tobacco. De- sides being a " better than average " swimmer (his own ex- pression) he has indulged in wrestling and football. His chief claim to fame, however, rests with the Gnnct . He makes a splendid skipper for the fastest " speed boat " on the Severn. He claims to be a Red Mike, but don ' t believe him. heart as big as his ii EEE shoes has made all of his friends forget that he comes from Baltimore. Football , Lacrosse 4. C. P. 0. Su ' ww ing 4, }. 252 } ' . loyal, ' wipliii- J diposi- s: tops, ■m, aod y music, us to JAMES RICHARD BROMEYER St. Louis, Missouri ■■R f i " WE ought either be silent or speak things better than silence, " sav Pvthagoras and Bromeyer. So, when the discussion reaches the boiling-point. Rich ' s words are very apt to settle the issue. This applies to other fields as well — he is quiet until his energv is demanded. A rebel against the system, but luckily not a member of the left wing. Rich led the com- petition for the " Griping Crown " of the cell. Much of Rich ' s time not spent in the gvm was given over to being fascinated by the feminine element. Reading books on philosophy and medicine occupied the remainder. Boxing 2. Wrestlhig 4. One Stripe. -1 M WESLEY ERVING GWATKIN Berlin, Connecticut • ' Wes " OH, Lord! I can ' t study this. Glen Gray ' s on tonight. Sling these fatties on the shelf and get the old box to roarin ' ! " And the aforesaid fatties (thick Ordnance and Steam textbooks) raise a cloud of dust as they are tossed on the meticulously kept shelf. (Neatness is the keyword). Wes ' dragging has always been with regard to quantity rather than quality. Hence you could find him with anything from a i.o to a 4.0. In his more serious moments, ' es was intensely in- terested in aeronautics. H e just couldn ' t be bothered with cultivating the tree of knowledge. Kesigned 253 TERRELL HOYT WOODWARD CONNER Honolulu, T. H. Terry HAMNG travelled from one Naval station to the next for the better part of his life prior to joining our club on the Severn, this Irishman had difficulty settling down to the tune of bells and bugles. He settled though, being a substantial citizen, and gradually changed from a " terror " to just a " — terror on leave. " More sudden was the change when he sat up, decided to star, and did ! Essentially easv going, Terry is very fond of all forms of horizontal recreation and only stirs the body to take an interest in golf, bridge, and beef-steaks. Sfar 2. Press Gang. Two Stripes. FELLX EUGENE DE GOLIAN,JR. Atlanta, Georgia " f ' IN our rebel from " way down under " we have a man whose sole hope in life is to have a home, a hre side, and a high- ball, and whose greatest worry is how to get them all out of Navy pay. Nothing else bothers him, except, perhaps, a slight timidity with respect to the farier sex, belying his southern heritage. " Just point your rifle down the range and pull the trigger. Get a bull every time " — is his by-word and bible. Fe ' Ii get there, by virtue of his tremendous laugh, his one great hope, and a lot of perseverance. Rrjle 4y }, 2, , rNt. Bo.xnig 4, j, 2, i. Manager, Football 4, j, 2. Hop Commiltee. R;«j Dance Committee. Quartenleck Society. Four Stripes. 254 " est (or dab on ntotke I ' sianiial Terrv inly stirs f-sieab. GEORGE W ASHINGTON CHIPLEY St. Louis, Missouri " J ' lrgn " " Chip " " Chippie " NOT of the athletic type nor of social inclination, Chip would rather devote his time to classical music or dust drv literature. He earlv demonstrated his intellectual ability and a minimum of boning has consistently placed him near the top of the class. Upon entering the Navy he showed himself to be slightly bolshevistically inclined but since then, on the extra duty path, he has realized that you can ' t beat the or- ganization. Always considerate and usually uncomplaining. Chip has proved to be among the easiest to get along with. I BEHOLD this product of the Naval Officer Factory. Marvel at his finished smoothness. Not as apparent is his resist- ance to shock and strain, the result of hammering not included in the ordinary course of manufacture. One uncalled-for blow ended a brilliant start in varsity football, another changed him at one stroke from one who lived for his daily letter and the next week-end to an unenthusiastic and infrequent socialite. Yet hard knocks and a four years grinding by scientific Navy abrasives have not impaired his interest in diversions which banish dull sketches and descriptions. Football 4, }. Tennis }, i, I. One Stripe. Goat Keeper. 255 JOHN PATTESON CURRIE Washington, D. C. " Speed " SPEED — though why it has stuck will always be a mystery — divides his interests between dragging a long line of cold 4.0 ' s, playing a mean hand of bridge, and collecting the hottest music on the market. Unless a bull session gets going on the tropics, he ' s sure to turn it into a song fest. On the right kind of a day, it ' s a couple of sets of tennis or batting a few out on Farragut Field, but the pool ' s always too cold and the golf course is too far, so, " How ' s to make a fourth; we ' ll see that movie tomorrow, " is a common expression of his. Two Stripes. HENRY DRAPER SIPPLE Milford, Delaware " Sip " " Henry " ALTHOUGH it took one high school and two prep schools XA. to get him here, this little sandblower has since shown that he has a lot on the ball. Sip will always bear with us cheerfully while he explains the whys and wherefores of any- thing from steam turbines to crossing the i8oth meridian. Afternoons usually find him in the bowling allies or on the tennis courts, where he delights in winning his wife ' s skags. Regardless of the nature of the task assigned him, Henry can be depended on to go at it tooth and nail, and in the end to deliver the goods. Two Stripes. 256 of cold kibd out on liejolf see that GREER ASSHETON DUNCAN, JR. Pensacola, Florida " D iik " " Snooks " " Al i aii " " What care I when I can lie and resr. Kill rime and take life at its very best — " A MEMBER of the famed Washington top-hat, tails, an red ribbon clique. Snooks gets more mail than anyone else in the Academy, although he claims to be a misogynist. He is not a student, but a voracious reader, poet, writer, and amateur archaeologist of no mean ability. Preferring variety to concentration. Dunk is a jack-of-all-athletics. We will find him the life of any party and the center of any gathering. Football 4, J, 2. Lacrosse 4, }, . Boat Cltih. Wrestling 4, 1. Raiiio Club. Two Stripes. " There is a joy in being mad That only a mad man knows. " LIFE finds this eccentric young Adonis disliking things at J first but, as he enters into them, becoming a rabid de- votee, Plebe summer P. H. was a Red Mike. Youngster cruise brought out the beast in him and he is now known from Mariano D ' Ayala to Sedgwick Street as Jeemie. Besides being a champion rope climber, he is an accomplished linguist, a talented artist, and a fine songster. He would be a star man if it weren ' t for his erratic " If I want a swabo, I ' ll get it. " G m 4, ), 2. 1, gNt. Ritilia Club. Om Stripe. 251 WARNER CHENOWETH ELY Edgewood, Pennsylvania Cheiio " " Warner ' SO I took those exams just to see how badly I could bilge ' em. The idea was to come in with ' 38. " Having seen Warner in action for three years we know he couldn ' t bilge an exam if he tried. Chenoweth is a combination of savoir, athlete, musician, and good fellow. We nominate him for the ideal model of wifely compatibilitv, despite neighborly pro- tests at each leather-lunged trombone rendition of the prelude to the third act of " Lohengrin. " Being a good water polo player, Warner has spent four delightful winters gulping pool water and strangling fellow men. Water Polo 4, , 2, , U ' NAp. Orchestra 4, j, i, 1. Two Stripes, Star 4, 2. FRANK FOGWILL SMART, JR. Milton, Massachusetts " The (Bostoii) Betiii " " Foggy " FRANK is one of those men you |ust can ' t help liking, quiet, unassuming, and always cheerful. Whether it is wrestling, baseball, cross-country hiking, you will always iind him busy in the afternoons. No one ever called him intellect- ually brilliant, but he is never less than several jumps ahead of the current departmental score. His fondness for good music, especially opera, has been his most prominent lighter diversion. His only real fault is his generosity. Not onlv would he give you the shirt o(F his back, but he would let you bring it back, and he ' d wash it. One Strips. 258 ROGER NOON CURRIER Portland, Oregon Roger ' ' ' ' Rogay " " F agbag TRY though we may to uncover anv clipper ships or salt- crusted skeletons in the family locker, we are forced to sav that vears of navigating a gold-dredge through the wilds of Oregon must have given Roger the idea of venturing within these gray walls. Imperturbable, he fought a knock-down-and- drag-out battle with academics and emerged smiling and un- ruffled. An avid reader, he rarely misses an item in any of the periodicals; vet almost any spring afternoon you ' ll find him out on the tennis courts showing us amateurs what an Am- erican twist service really looks like. Football 4. C. P. 0. VINCENT FRANCIS McCORMACK New York, New York " Mac " A FTER a terrific battle with the powers that be in Wash- XA. ington, Mac crashed the gate with slightly battle scarred standards. Here, however, he has met with no reversals from either the Academic or Executive Departments. In the first two years, he was a confirmed Red Mike, gracing only one June Ball (by request). From then on he " followed the Fleet " out to Carvel Hall. The haunts of the red-blooded men saw him no more, and he slithered merrily, merrily on his way. By this sudden transition, Mac proves to us his ability to adapt himself to all of life ' s little problems. Lightweight Crew. Reception Committee 2, . One Stripe. 259 ALFRED WILTZ GARDES, JR. Dayton, Ohio " Sheet a " SKEETA came to us unheralded — he needed no a dvance notices — and he has sold himself to the entire regiment. Between crew season and squash games, his business and or- ganizing abilities were constantly exercised. Preferring to spend the major portion of his study hours in extra-curricular pursuits and clicking cameras, his ability for concentrated scanning of text books became well developed. With a helping hand always extended, Skeeta ' s only reproachments are con- tained in his now famous " Ah resents that! ' " Crew NA. Log. Lucky Bag. Keception Committee. Business Manager MasqueraJerr ami Musical Clubs. Hop Committee. Two Stripes. WILLARD JOHN HAMMOND Stillwater, Oklahoma " Wilf ••W.J. " THE awe-inspiring presence of so many upper-classmen at the hrst plebe year chapel caused the trembling soloist to err, creating a stir that he has never forgotten. Nevertheless, his voice has been a pillar of support to the musical shows and the choir. Besides singing. Will crawls as onlv the lowest of reptiles can. He drags to all hops and tea-fights, but never under 5.5. His remaining hobbv is bridge, there being, in his opinion, no better wav of spending a rainv dav. . ' Mthough not a great savoir or even a star man, he has alwavs made the grade and will undoubtedlv continue to do so. Kesigned. 260 SANERIO FILIPPONE Washington, D. C. ' Cv " " Fil " " l ' in!ii -l o)U ' ' IT mav he the disgusted radio owner asking " Can you hx it, Cv? " More often the question is, " How does this Steam sketch work? " In either case the matter is quickly set aright. Cy ' s interest in the sea is evidenced by his eagerness to com- plete a sailing crew in anv weather. It was during second class summer that he enlarged his nautical hobbies by taking com- mand of his canoe F lotr,i, and maybe that accounts for his locker-door full of femmes ' pictures. Endowed with an earnest- ness that is sincere and a generosity that is unequalled, Fil will certainly succeed. Orchestra. Rifle 4, j, 2, i. Lati Staff. Star 4, }, 2. Three Stripes. EDWARD KELLOGG SCOFIELD Potsdam, New York •-Ed " - ' Sco- ' IT was nice youngster year to return to the room after a hop, and find mv bed all made up; but second class summer threw a wrench into the works. A brunette from Washington, it seems, was responsible. By virtue of his ability to grasp the necessary knowledge at the last moment, he has always beaten old man academics. His pet hobby has been to go out and run, and beat the men who have been training all the while. Sailing and canoeing have occupied many of his spare moments. His loyalty and goodnaturedness will follow him into the fleet. Cross Country 4, j, 2, j, cNc. Track 4, 5, 2, , N. Two Stripes. 261 SHIELDS GOODMAN Little Rock, Arkansas " Goodie " " Shields " " Sammie " SHIELDS hates to admit that he once hoped to enter West Point. Happily he outgrew that foolish idea and became a welcomed addition to our class. We soon came to marvel at his athletic and academic powers. Lack of weight and a back injury forced Goodie to give up football, but he still wielded a fast tennis racquet. Academics never worried him, as he could always crack an exam if necessary. Everyone who wanted information cornered Shields, for he had the latest scuttlebutt, knew the latest song hits, or could give the best advice on heart problems. Tennis 4, ;, 2, 1. Pep Committee. Two Stripes. i II FRANCIS WALFORD INGLING Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Waffles " " Walford " AFTER trying in vain for three years to enter the " salty ± . incubator, " Waffles finally hit the spot with an appoint- ment and resolved then and there, to become " sea-going. " For the first two years, the work seemed drab to him, hut when he met Ordnance and Navigation, his interest flared and he found himself. Here is a man who is at once serious, jolly, generous, talkative, pensive, outspoken — in short, a contradictory per- sonality. But there are grounds for an excellent friendship such as we who have lived with him have found. Biisebalt 4, _j, J, . Chairman Pep Committee. One Stripe. 262 CLAY GOODLOE Washington, D. C. " Capt ' ii " " General " " Clay " THE goal appeared to be starring and swimming during plebe and youngster rear. Since the beginning of second class year, a complete metamorphosis has occurred; he now ranks as a snake of the first water, and he hasn ' t missed a hop. The marvel is that the stars remain, and swimming still has a hold. Outwardly rallied or irritated? Never! Methodical and thorough. Clay has never been known to waste time, energy, or material. Another thing: the Capt ' n will argue on or explain almost any subject, academic or other vise, at all times. Stvhnmiii 4 5, 2, . Kaclh Club. Boat Club. Star 4, j, 2. Two Stripes. JOHN PORTER MERRELL JOHNSTON Washington, D. C. " Johnny " JOHNNY became known plebe summer for his fancy dance steps at the tea-hghts. Plebe year — not always dragging — he took up fencing, easily made the team, then won his " N " youngster year. " Look what I got in Montreal, a shaving kit in a fountain pen case. " This is only one of the gadgets, in- cluding knives from Tangiers and flashlights from Wool- worth ' s, with which he astounds us. Second class summer found him sailing in any weather; Smoke Park welcomed his roller skating during leisure hours. From his card indices, he should be able to write more enlightening textbooks for middies. Feiicini, 4, ;, 2, z, fNt. Two Striper. 263 FLETCHER HALE, JR. Laconia, New Hampshire NOW where ' s my blou? " That introduces Flick with his slight leaning toward the absent-minded ranks. But he ' s generous; he ' d give you the shirt off his back if he could find it. An undying love for jazz gets on everyone ' s nerves, but you can ' t be angry with him long. Overflowing with personality is this damn Yankee who makes friends as readily as he gets himself into jams. Through thick and thin, winter and sum- mer, academics and dragging, baseball remains his true love. Conscientious in everything, he is still always ready to join the fun. Baseball 4, }, 2, i, N. Company Kepreseiitative 2, 1. Two Stripes. i| ADRIAN WARWICK RICH Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Ade " " Kico " ADE first came to our attention during the bewildering days Xjl of plebe summer. His accomplishments on the track dis- tinguished him as a bright and shining light. In our four years, we have learned that track is not his only specialty. He is at home in any sort of athletics, and not so much at home in academics. He has the uncanny ability of being a rugged hombre and a perfect gentleman, all in the same breath. His friends are as numerous as the hairs on his head, and his ene- nies as few as the hairs on his chest. A great guv is the " Par- son ' s Son. " Football 4, . Track 4 , 2, President, TriJeiit Society. N. Hop Committee Three Strtpes. 264 ALEXANDER GROVES, II Webster City, Iowa " Alex " " Siimly " SE ' ENTEEN years passed on the plains of Iowa furnish little foundation upon which one may draw pictures of a sea-faring life, but Sandv gambled the Academy against schol- arships just to prove that sailors are made, not born. His eager interest in the Navv and in what makes the wheels go ' round has proved his contention. Crew and his mandolin have helped him to more than fill the bare spaces of the daily routine. By his constant desire to do his best in everything, he has laid a strong foundation on which to build to the greatest heights in the Service. Lightweight Crew 4, }, 2, 1, NA. Radio Club. Mandolin Club. Christmas Card Committee. Two Stripes. WOODROW MILTON KESSLER Athol, Massachusetts " Dutch " " Kess " " Bill " THIS salty seagoing ex-sailor ' s distaste for bilging out brought him at the end of his plebe year to such proximity to a star that academics have never since clouded his brow. Youngster year he produced the noisiest banjo-uke known and proceeded in his spare moments to amaze listeners with such choice bits as " Somebody Stole My Gal . ' ' Although a confirmed Red Mike in Crabtown, he has been found to be a super-super through the mail. Radio operas and pre-reveille boning have been his anathemas. His loyalty and willing help have made him the best of pals. Lightweight Crew. Lucky Bag Staff. One Stripe. 265 PAUL ELLSWORTH HARTMANN Brookline, Massachusetts " Spud " IT is very difficult to find words with which to describe a fellow like Spud. He is one of those who possess the rare qualities of character which we all seek; to see these qualities combined in one individual is to know Spud. He became known as " Spud " on our youngster cruise because of his tremendous fondness for potatoes, but that can hardlv be classed as a vice, for it seems to endow him with that mental power necessary to stand in the low numbers of his class. In this world, one could not ask for a better friend. i FRANK DOBBS McKAYJR. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania " Mac " HAVING a clear conception of what he wanted and know- ing how to get it, Mac soon found his mark high in our esteem. He is one of those very few having the priceless ability of making and keeping friendships. This alone will carry him far toward success, but Mac has more. A keen mind and a sense of humor will always be with him; his sound judgment will never fail him. Nor does he confine his activities to the serious side of life. Skill in athletics is also his, not to mention his attraction to the fair sex. Baseball }, 2, i. Out Stripe. 266 RICHARD HOLDEN Rutland, ' ermont ■■Dn-k " DICK ' S mania for seeing what makes things tick has kept his radio constantly " hors de combat, " his typewriter always at the factory, and the Juice Department tearing hair at the high cost of electrical equipment. His ability to feign sleep until after reveille report, then rise and dress in nothing flat so that he can calmly enjoy a cigarette before breakfast, has marked him as a man of energy and conservation thereof. Dick ' s stock hits a new high when he finances your week-ends, tags your brick at the hop, then explains the Ordnance sketches Sunday night. Track 4, }, . ' , . Musical Clubs Shows. Two Stripes. Pep Committee. KENNETH EARL HANSON Graceville, Minnesota " Ken " " Swede " " Sweetie Pie " OF the progeny of Lief the Red, Ken naturally dropped his aspirations to a B. A. in favor of becoming a salt-crusted tar. By virtue of a well-graced locker door, he has maintained a fine four-vear membership in the Flying Squadron. Although his athletic record has been impaired due to the constant meetings of the sub squad, his tennis, bridge, and basketball have remained unhampered. The calendar has yet to be for- midable enough to remove the grin from his face and to silence his inevitable " Oh Boy, another day! " Baseball 4, }, i. One Stripe. 267 FREDERICK JAMES HENDERICH St. Augustine, Florida " Freddy " " The Skipfer " IET ' S get a thirty-footer and go to Tahiti ! " He is an old U salt, full of adventurous tales. Having mastered every feature of the old sailing ships along Florida ' s breezy shores, the Skipper came to fathom the mysteries of the modern war- ship. Studies hard? No. A few minutes on a lesson, a couple of letters to his beloved ones, and then, " break out the chess or cards. " He will harmonize with anyone on any tune in spite of protests. Rough-and-tumble is his favorite sport. His crowded locker door, together with his many friendships, attest to his personality. Football 4. Two Stripes. ASOUTH ' NER? Anyone can see ! Carrying with him all the . carefree romanticism of the aristocratic South, he has never failed to win his goal, even if it was only getting out of a week-end watch. He is inherently a great lover of music, and early morning linds him singing in a deep bass. The same power with which he drives a baseball soaring over the heads of the fielders finds itself equally at home in his gloved fist. Perhaps it is this power, otherwise applied, that has won for him many admiring friends wherever he has gone. Baseball 4, ;, 2, 1, N. Boxing 4, Hop Committee 2. Three Stripes. 268 li ever) ' stores, Wwar- I couple in spite n. His HEROLD ALOYSIUS HAR ESON Lake Charles, Louisianna ■•Al " ■■H.,n;e " REMEMBER the dark-haired fellow who was always try- _ ing something new; the plebe who had the Regiment standins on their chairs when he danced in the mess hall? Ths boy w ho was to be found right in the middle of the fun? ' ell — that ' s Al ! Although he was reciting " Christmas in the Messhall " for the second time at youngster Christmas, after the horizontal-bar had won the first round with him, his spirits were still high. Barring only the occasional discussion on the pronunciation of " Loo-weez ' -iana, " the four years with Al have been reallv en|ovahle. ? I, JOHN GERARD HUGHES Bayonne, New Jersey " Huey " " Hi ggs " " Jerry " " Q-g-) " OWNERSHIP of a small sailboat on the Jersey coast sound- ed the call of the sea that brought Jerry to us. Since then, sailing and Eddie Duchin ' s piano have failed to interfere with his mastery of Old Man Academics. Despite the fact that stars did not fall upon his full dress, Jerry scared them each year with marks dangerously near 3.4. Never were days and weeks so long as those just preceding the week-end " she " was coming down. A readv wit and an even temper make Jerry ' s presence unique and pleasant — everywhere. Manager, Baskstball 4, j, 2. Cross Coinilry 4. Keceptioi] Committee 2. Two Stripes. 269 WILLIAM ANTHONY HOPPIN HOWLAND Ashville, North Carolina " Hop pin " DESPITE six years of training at Kent among the rigors of New England, Hoppin, accustomed to the milder climate of North Carolina, has never been acclimated to the harshness of Maryland ' s weather. When not actively engaged in one of his many sports, he is usually found in his room well bundled up reading, or more likely, sleeping. For although academics have never bothered Hoppin, reveille always has. His strenuous sport program has left him little spare time, but he has made good use of that which he did have, as his host of friends will testify. Lacrosse 4, jj, 2, i. Bnar Club, One Stripe. WALTER LOUIS PHALER Rochester, New York " l dt " WALT came to us from the great metropolis of Rochester. Having been in the Naval Reserve, he is quite an old salt, and this seamanship comes easy. He might come near starring in everything except Dago if he studied, and as it is he gets by without any trouble. He has tried his hand at several forms of athletics, but water polo seems to be his forte. Walt has no vices except dragging, in which he certainly over indulges. He has yet to miss a hop. He will certainlv stav in the Navy until he is retired at sixty-three. Soccer 4, J, i, I. Water Polo 4, ;, 2, i. Boat Club. One Stripe. 270 ■ milder oniwell liboiijli w bas, re time, e, as kis JOHN BORDEN HESS Portland, Oregon " Jobimy " A STIFF breeze, a flowing sea, a sturdy sailboat, a pipe — and .John is all set for a Sunday afternoon. His preference in sea going craft runs to sailboats, but he is at home on a battle- ship, too. At the Academy, John has been a most genial com- panion. He is rather quiet but is always a welcome addition to a card game or bull session. Studies don ' t bother him and rarely does he complain of them, not even Steam or Ordnance. In fact he really enjoys Nav P-works ! In choosing the Navy as a career, Johnny has found his true calling. Keceptiofi Committee. R tJio Club. Boat Cltih- Log Staff. Lucky Bag Staff. One Stripe. 1 I JACK HERBERT WATKINS Walpole, New Hampshire " Jack " " Tiger " JACK stowed away his golf clubs and squirrel gun, and made the trek south. In spite of his natural laziness, he found things pretty much a cinch after a spell at M.I.T. A great lover of Renaissance art and music, he was virtually a patron saint when it came to operatic recordings. Cross country hiking and golf were his two remaining passions. During the first three years, he hiked from Bay Ridge to the Grand Corniche, but with first class year Jack returned to his love, golf. His cheer- ful good nature and ready supply of chow have made him a true wife. Star 4. G. p. 0. Ill ROSS JEAN KONCHAR Chicago, Illinois " IVhitey " WHEN we first saw Ross, we thought that he was perhaps a little too young to be entering the Academy with us. We soon learned that his baby-face was a mask on a very keen and crafty fellow. After first contacting Ross we discovered, too, that he had slightly radical leanings, and sometimes ap- peared not to cooperate. After some thought and effort, we managed to rub his fur the right way and so have in our possession a valuable friend and willing fellow worker of the most intelligent variety. We ' re all for you, Ross. Resi ' neil. BETHEL VEECH OTTER Louisville, Kentucky ' ■Red " A CONGENIAL Southerner to the last drop. Red trudged into Maryland from the Blue Grass region and proceeded immediately to forget about women and horses through ab- sorption in the burning desire to become a hairy-chested, deep- lunged man-o ' -warsman, and turned for inspiration to the weatherbeaten disciples of the deep-sea schools. Yet strangely inconsistent with this philosophy is his devotion at the altar of Terpischore. One glance at him in Dahlgren will dissolve all doubts — eyes closed in ecstasy, dreamv smile on his lips, wafting a comely brunette gently thither and about. Football 4, ;. Lacrosse . , }, . ' , ;. G P. 0. Ill WALTER SHIPSTEAD REID Georgeville, Minnesota ■• ilf WALT mav he from Minnesota, but don ' t dare infer that he ' s a Swede; his blonde Norwegian ' iking blood will boil. Full of fun, almost to a dangerous degree, Walter has sailed through life encountering nothing capable of removing that merrv twinkle from his blue eyes. Neither the annual en- counter with the sub squad nor the trial and strain of a re-exam has left its mark on his sunny disposition. Walter has a peculiar knack of having 4.0 ' s fall madly in love with him, but his heart remains true to but one. That old Reid spirit will surely carry Walt through. Soccer 4, , j, . Kecsprioii Omiinitfee. One Stripe. v JOHN WASHINGTON KING Greensboro, North Carolina " Joluiiiy " FROM the Southland where men are men and really radiate their personality came Johnny, small of stature, but big of heart. Just like a Southern Colonel, Johnny sits and watches the maneuvering world go by. And out of that world what gets King is the gals. How to distribute his time between boning and loving the girls is Johnny ' s eternal question. A regular Navv wife, but what ' s more a staunch and loyal pal to a roommate who likes to pour forth his unutterable and worldy woes, he ' s always ready to lend assistance, be it in Steam or drags. Wrestling 4. Orchestra 4. 5. Reception Committee. Hop Committee. Two Stripes. 273 n CEDRIC HUDSON KUHN Waldoboro, Maine " Cedric " " Dutch " COMING from the seafaring atmosphere of the rugged northeastern coast, Dutch is, notwithstanding, a Latinist and withal no mean scholar of the French. Moreover, he is peerless in the aristocratic sport of squash racquets. His literary tastes are exemplified by a record established youngster year: concurrently reading 14 different serials in 7 different periodi- cals. Responding to five mispronunciations of his name, Cedric serenely faces life following his own system of rigid self- conservation which requires an appreciable time of each day spent horizontally. THOMAS LIMNGSTON TURNER Washington, D. C. " Tom " " Livvy " SUNDAY afternoon, gloomy and dismal with Maryland fog and rain; Tom is philosophizing on the benefits of a cheer- ful, sunshiny climate. For three years, he has longed for a land of perpetual warmth, and at present is in the market for a pleasant South Sea Island. But procrastination forms no part of his character. Athletically active, scholastically prominent, and socially eminent, Tom has led an exceedingly full life. To many, Tom will be remembered as the champion taker of de- layed exams; to a lucky few, as a connoisseur of fine foods. Lacrosse 4, , 2. Sur 4. One Stripe. 274 I-aiiDist , lie is litetan ' leryeir: periodi. pi self. achiav FRED EDWIN KREIKENBAUM Chicago, Illinois " Fr f: " " Aitirphy " " Kriiigeliiie " WE find Fritz of the quiet, steady going type, in spite of his origin in the big city where stories of gangsters abound. He prides himself more on neatness and appearance than anv other middle in the Hall. His trim German haircuts have won him numerous admirers among the fairer sex. Fritz is a sandblower, but that didn ' t prevent him from making himself known in the boxing ring and with the 150-pound crew. Nor has he shown any neglect toward his academics, for he has been continuallv looking forward to the day when he would be one of Uncle Sam ' s best ensigns. 7 FROM little Hackettstown came the savoir, Beagle Smith, — good-natured, conscientious, and pleasantly mischievous. Never completely braced up, Beagle always succeeded in out- witting anyone who attempted to run him. Ever ready to help, he has saved many a classmate from the academic board. However, his one weakness is women; after each hop he enters into a long reverie about some femme. He soon recovers, but only in time to have the next hop bring more entrancement. His ease for making friends and a willingness to work hard will carrv him to the top. Lacrosse 4, _j, 2, , N, Captain 7. Class Vice-Presichrif 2. Three Stripes. 115 STEPHEN GERARD LAWRENCE Babylon, Long Island, New York " Steve " COMING to the Naval Academy was just a change from one boat to many for this saltiest of salts. However, aviation has always been his great dream, hobby, and ambi- tion. Anytime he hears the distant purr of an aircraft motor, he can tell vou the manufacturer, number of cylinders, throttle setting, and air speed ! The fair sex and athletics? The story is brietlv told — one girl and one sport — the O. A. O. and football ! Dependable, level-headed, and gifted with a sunny disposition and a wealth of common sense, Steve is bound to " go places and do things. " Kesigmd. HANTNG served a long apprenticeship in his own canoe, Art came to the Academy to fit himself to command a man-of-war, and a marvelous job has he done of it. A versa- tility akin to genius in the cultural pursuits of life, not merely for self-appreciation, but also with the welfare of the human race at heart, has marked him as a man apart from most of us. Our first leave brought Art and the girl of his dreams together. Since then, his chief pastime has been writing to her, bur wrestling and bridge absorb much of his time. Manaji er Wrestlhis j, j, , wNt. Reception Committee z. Two Stripes. 276 flrom lowever, I arnki. 1 motor, .ibroiile Eston ' is football! )sitlOD places CHARLES EMORY LAKE Rockville, Maryland " Jiick " " Charlie " JACK saw duty in the Marines before he joined the ranks of the third platoon. He is one of those persons who take an interest in everything, whether work or plav. His chief aim is aviation, and model airplanes are his hobby. The soccer field is the scene of action for Jack in the fall, and he spends his winter and spring afternoons on the rifle range. We often wonder where he gets his abundance of good nature. He never appears disturbed about anything, an assurance that Jack will always get the best out of life. ! VERMONT may be held responsible for Fred ' s six feet two of shortness. The change of climate here hasn ' t affected his productivity of jokes and ideas, for Bud has many novel ideas from perpetual motion machines to flying torpedoes. Whatever it may be, he has his own easy way of doing and enjoying it. Golf and crew are his special joys, and he has a special manner in performing both. If Fred can ' t dig up some fun, everyone might as well go home. A committee man? Certainly ! Fred is the best brain trustee that ever descended from the hills of New England. Creiv 4, i, , I. ' " Cowwirtee. Two Stripes. Ill CHARLES ALDEN NASH, JR. Saginaw, Michigan " Charlie " " Chuck " " Peaches AT first it was a glittering uniform that he wanted, now it JTjl. is a ship of his own. Towards that goal Charlie has been struggling for some rime, but he is still listed with those who must carry not-under-command lights in the pool. Academics seem to come naturally and seldom is there a D. O. who knows his name, so Chuck has dropped the worries of the rest of us and taken to enjoying life. However, he is available to ex plain the secrets of a Steam cycle or a Juice prob, and he makes a mighty good fourth at bridge. Basketball 4, ), 2. Kadio Club. Boat Club. Star 2, Three Stripes. THOMAS JOSEPH PEARSALL Bay City, Michigan Tommy FROM the presidency of his high school French society to a position of honor among the members of " Le Cercle Fran- cais " of the Naval Academy which sees its roll posted each Saturday P. M. was but a step. Never disheartened, however. Tommy looks forward to the day that English will be the universal language. Youngster year the poet in Tommy found expression in a May Day celebration that was heralded a suc- cess by even the Executive Department. Aside from such pranks. Tommy finds ample time to make himself a welcome and competent addition to any discussion. Cross Country 4, }, 2. Boat Club. One Stripe. Black N. 278 WILLIAM BARTON MASON, JR. Orange, ' irginia " Billy " " Punchy " " Rosehitd " THOUGH .It tirst a military career had been Bill ' s aspira- tion, one visit to Annapolis decided him in favor of the tirst line of defense. Early in plebe summer, he displayed his love of physical activity. Since then he has used his leisure moments to plav football and baseball, and in offseason to get a workout boxing or playing basketball. X ' owing from the time he toted his first laundry bag of gear up three decks that a fireplace was more to be desired than life in the Navy, Bill nevertheless is secretlv a true salt. Witness the rolling gait that he exhibits. Football 4, ;, j, ;, .V. Baseball 4, j, 2. i, N. Two Stripes. LIVING on the banks of Lake Erie, Walt got the idea he ' d J like to be a sailor boy. Water polo, swimm ing, crew, touch football, and Cosmo have been his means of passing awav time. Not the most notorious snake in our class, Stence has done pretty well by himself in a quiet sort of way. His chief ambition has been the acquisition of a southern drawl (ten easy lessons from the corridor boy) to spring on the O. A. O. back home. A good guy to room with, study with, or go on a party with, life in the Navy should be right down Walt ' s alley. Water Polo 4. Lightweight Crew 4, }, 2. Reception Committee 2. One Stripe. 279 ALBEN COTNER ROBERTSON Fulton, Kentucky ■■Af " Kobbf ROBBY is a rosy-cheeked, cheerful sort of person. He soon . showed a very marked tendency toward what he main- tains to be the traditional policy of Kentuckians; he is a dyed-in-the-wool snake, and hopes some day to find the ideal girl — by the process of elimination. His academic efficiency is high; he gets a gratifying output with a minimum of input. Next to love for femininity, Robby ' s worst fault is his passion for playing radios and crooning to the accompaniment pro- vided. He is a master of the tennis racquet and the golf club, a bridge expert, and a smooth dancer. Golf ), z, 1. Gym 4, }, 2, I. One Stripe. Star. IT didn ' t take Tommy ' s classmates long to discover that he was a worthy addition to the class of ' 37. One of the first qualities which they found in him, and perhaps the most out- standing, was his extreme unselfishness and willingness to help others over the rough spots. Although he has been seen with a few young ladies, he does not often trouble himself with them. He usually spends his week-ends perfecting his tennis stroke and working on the flying rings. When it comes to studies. Tommy spends a few minutes mastering the funda- mentals, and that is enough. Gym 4, }, 2, I. Two Stripes. 280 IS a ike iJeal iieDcy IS of input, pass:oii lent pro- olfcliih JAMES STEPHEN O ' ROURKE Lowell, Massachusetts " Jimmie " JIMMY is a true son of Erin. His first disappointment in life occurred plebe year when he found that in the Navy not even an Irishman could wear the traditional green on Saint Patrick ' s day. Aside from his recognized athletic activities, Jim has been one of the mainstays of the sub squad. Great was the rejoicing when he finally passed. Jimmie has never suc- cumbed to feminine influence; he ' s a confirmed Red Mike. He has, however, a great love for the plebes, and is always the center of an admiring group. Cross Country 4, }, 2, Track 4, }. deception Conmiittee. Riitlio Club c. p. 0. EDWARD DEAN SPRUANCE At Large " Captain " " Ed " A PIPE, a knockabout floating lazily over Narragansett Bay, . and Ed lounging at the tiller give us a picture of this likable Navy junior in his leisure moments. We have heard for these many years his plans to conquer the world, but it is our idea that he will stop only when he flies his own 4-star flag. But intermingled with ideas, plans, an occasional work- out, and the usual griping, have been many moments of fun. Many a dull hour has been changed into a lively session when Ed got disgusted with Ordnance or Steam. Kiidio Club. Three Stripes, 281 BRUCE DELBERT SKIDMORE Lansing, Michigan ' •SkhV QUIET, cool, and unhurried, Skid gains just about what he desires, whether it be a seat in the crew or a pretty girl ' s affections. Although a first section man, Skid gives Colliers and Cosmo more weight than Nav and Steam. He likes good music, good companions, and a good time. Don ' t argue with him politically, because you can ' t win. Skid hopes to become a naval attache, and has all the natural requisites for the duty. Not entirely intellectual, he has developed through naval training a fast left jab, a strong pipe, and an undue discrimination in rating the fair sex. Crew 4, J, 2, I. Star 2. Two Strifes. - RAY LIVINGSTON VROOME New York, New York " Kay " ALTHOUGH slow in speech and action and easy-going in J x. manner, Ray packs a lot of energy in that long frame of his. He can be found almost any afternoon on the tennis courts or in the boxing room. He has done considerable flying, and sees the navy in terms of its aviation units. Ray has a tendency to leave things ' til tomorrow. His refusal to worry preserves his constant good nature, for which we are thankful. Ray ' s most envied accomplishment is taking quick showers and still getting in his nap in those wee minutes before formation. G. P. 0. 282 » ptettv :i(l Jives Heliles lopes :o isitesfor iliroujli 1 nnilae FRANCIS CLYDE RYDEEN Norfolk, irginia " Fnii k " HA ' E you ever heard of Norfolk? Well, it ' s some podunk down the hay that is used hy the Navy as a supply station. Anvwav, this guy Rydeen whom I have lived with these four vears claims to come from there. In all other matters, he seems to be fairlv rational. He is even tempered, for, at least, no serious physical injuries have been inflicted on me. He is athletically minded, but restricts himself to company sports, claiming he gets more exercise. The word " girl " is not in his vocabulary. He has dragged once since being here, yet claims to be a Don Juan. Footbiill 4. Three Stripes, ? BILL became interested in the Navy while puttering about in the home town reservoir. So Illinois sent another good man to the Academy. He always has that extra tube of tooth- paste which comes in so handy until I draw my requisition tomorrow. He can ' t wait until the latest magazine is published. He doesn ' t mind hearing our alarm clock ringing long before reveille every Sunday morning. He wrestles with the best, plays a fine game of handball, and was the sax champ of Illinois. What makes him the best of wives is the fact that he left his sax back home in Centralia. Resigned. 283 ROGER BLAKE ' OODHULL San Antonio, Texas " Rog " " Woody " THE great W ' oodhuU migration from Texas to California gave Roger his first sight of the sea. A few years later, a typhoon in China gave him his first taste of the sea. In the last four years, as an Annapolitan, he has left his impression on those around him as one of the more fortunate of the ninety- five per-cent: a savoir, striper, and a-Ietter-a-day-man. With his capabilities a Construction Corps appointment is not out of the question. But he ' s salty — and will undoubtedly end up as a barnacled admiral in the line. Manager, Boxing 4, ;, 2, 1, iNt. Soccer 4, }. Lacrosse 4, }. Hop and Ring Dance Committees. N. A. C. A. Council i. Star 4. 5, 2. Five Stripes. MICHAEL CLARENCE WILSON Worcester, Massachusetts " Polska " " M ke " " Greek " MIKE came here from Worcester Tech, much to the plebes ' regret, for his favorite questions were on the order of " Who is the ping pong coach at ' Wooster ' Tech? " He starred plebe year just to show the boys that he could. He ' ll gladly bet on almost anything, and usually wins. Aside from bridge and poker, which he plays to perfection, his favorite hobby is trying to convince his many femmes of the advantages of dragging with the fourth battalion. At heart, though, he ' s always been true to one. Mike ' s generous ind cheery nature brings him many friends. Resigned. 284 Woniia «er,a In the nineti-. With notour 5 NEWELL EDWARD THOMAS Kaufman, Texas " N " ■ ' Bugle " ■T . s y ONE warm day in June, 195;, there were weepings and wailings on the Texas plains, as a favorite denizen de- parted. Ned arrived at this hallowed institution full of a de- termination to do w-ell in all branches — academic, athletic, and recreational. And he has succeeded. The Flash is a valuable asset on anybody ' s football or track team, but unlike many other athletic stars, he has continued his conquests in academic fields. Such prowess might well justify a little head enlarge- ment, but not so with Ned. He ' s still the same good egg he was when he entered. Football 4, }, 2, I, N. Truck 4, ;, 2, 1. Star 4y _j, 2. Three Stripes. ROBERT SOULE WILLEY Bogalusa, Louisianna -Bob " COMING from the land of bayous and thick steaks, and where " wine, women, and song " has been the motto since the first Frenchman set foot there, Bob ' s first encounter with the Navy was with the high grade fuel oil the Louisian- nians call coffee. He happens to be one of those luckier few who star, but has devoted most of his time to recreation and sleep- ing; in fact, sleeping is his recreation. However, a good work- out followed by a dinner designed for three men serves to keep him up to par. There ' s no need of predicting his future for that will take care of itself. Manager, Soccer 4, }, 2, , aNf. Lucky Bag Staff. Company Kepreientative. Star 4, ;, 2. Two Stripes 285 COLLISION CASES FOURTH CLASS YEAR William G. Abbott Wayne R. Abbott Strong Boozer Given A. Brewer Paul S. Burger Andrew L. Burgess John D. Byrne Gates Castle Gerald F. Child Alto B. Clark Harold V. Cleveland Fred H. Covington Albert L. Cox, Jr. Race F. Crane Thomas J. Crowe Albert W. Crowell Robert E. Cutts Jack D. Dillard, Jr. Charles E. Essex, Jr. Frank W. Evans, Jr. Jack M. Evans Ro bert M. Fenn Dixon D. Fiske William D. Geary, Jr. Richard S. Harlan Carl W. Hughes Robert L. Jacobs Donald W. B. Kelley Paul B. Kelly Harry F. Klein Herman T. Krol Lawrence A. Lanphier John W. Lawrence Paul C. Lovelace Herbert W. Lyda Alden W. McDaniel George E. Meeks Roger B. Merritt Charles S. Moffett James H. Moran, Jr. Robert J . Morgan George E. Morrissey George F. Neel, Jr. Robert B. Nelson James A. Petree Wilson C. Phillips John F. C. Pollock Iackson H. Raymer Anthony F. Rose Daniel W. Scott Frank P. Shelburne Raymond Shile Robert S. Shropshire William J. Sims Walter D. Snyder, Jr. Thomas A. S. Steele, Jr. Royal E. Stuart Charles A. Stump Howard W. Taylor Walter B. Tomlinson John D. Townsend Thomas Washington, Jr. Cecil R. Welte Wendell H. Williams 286 COLLISION CASES THIRD CLASS YEAR Charles J. Andres Charles R. Calhoun Frank R. Edrington Peter A. Ehrman Harold G. Etchen Ellis H. Frank Lee a. Goss James S. Greene, Jr. Robert C. Gregor Norton L. Jeffers Harold G. Leith Joseph K. McLaughlin, Jr. Justin M. Miller, Jr. Stephen B. Morrissey John N. Myers Malcolm J. Odell Stanley S. Paist, Jr. Leopold R. Tilburne SECOND CLASS YEAR George W. Armijo, Jr. George P. Carroll George F. M. Chase Lathrop B. Clapham, Jr. James H. Deese Willard J. Dye Paul F. Foley Robert L Hale John P. Hexter Prentiss W. Jackson Lloyd C. Johnson Robert W. McWilliams William H. Reynolds, Jr. Richard C. Smart Theodore J. Vincent, Jr. FIRST CLASS YEAR Morgan H. Baldwin, Jr. Marion L. Cooper, Jr. Warner C. Ely John N. Faville George H. Foster Raymond M. Foster Wesley E. Gwatkin Willard J. Hammond William B. Harmuth James R. Holden Ross J. Konchar Stephen G. Lawrence Alexander Michelson, Robert J. Pritchard DORRANCE S. RaDCLIFFE William J. Stockman John G. Sullivan Edward C. Watters John T. Wettack Michael C. Wilson Ambrose G. Witters Jr- 287 mJuJuo vu- Our four short years from Plebe to Ensign have been crammed with events, the story of which is pictured in this section. Cruises and classes, drills and D. O. ' s, hops and horse-play have marked our course from rags to riches and back to rags. Parades, football trips, visits to foreign lands, and four glorious June Weeks culminate in the goal toward which we have been striving — graduation. Our hopes are for the future, but our memories will always wander back to those happy years along the Severn. ■ , « ♦ « • • f W nr r " 00 " " " ' • % % % « », vV ijl ' • ' -s - W ' ♦ ' t 1 i: i: V ,0 ' ' ' t f Vsi5«»» I s s c_,,,-- .x ' X f jJl ti -d i t! Vl . — —r: — 1 - -JC " ' -y 1 » ' s I 1 .X IjULY, 1933. And still they come, from far and near, a lidal wave of would-be sailors. From the farm, the city, and the fleet, ' 37 draws its nucleus, and starts its journey through the Academy. It was one awful plebe summer. When they were done finger printing us, we were led away to the new room. Bare, forbidding walls painted yellow, with a green base — the green bench, of which we would hear more later. In one corner, a basin. Two beds, not so uncom- fortable looking. So this was Annapolis. We were midship- men. Once to each of us, there comes this thrill. The smell of India ink still brings back a terrible, hectic memory. There are other odors, like that human perspiration, as we drilled, and marched, and rowed, under this same hot sun beating upon the Severn. Our life became the thing II Hot, Tired and Hungry Vh. t Will She Say? Squeeze, Lads Names Make News Infantry Was Great 294 % I AND You Bilged That One Math and Mensuration Set Taut, Hearties This, Too, Was Great Never Again — Works to Chapel apart thac is a disciplinary necessity. Our path lay before us, straight and narrow. Company athletics and Saturday night movies became our recreation, books and regulations the meat of our existence. Woven through the swift-slow parade of months, like bright threads in the loom, are many impressions of plebe summer. . . . The scene was a Wednesday evening Executive Lecture in Smoke Hall. Commander Smith was speaking: " I want every one of you to observe the man on your right, then the man on your left. Of the three, only two will graduate from the Naval Academy. One will not make the grade. Gentlemen of the Class of Thirty-Seven, don ' t let that one be you. ... " The extreme Leftists in our class, a minority unorganized but powerful, had to have their fun. They started the inter-company strife. y 295 They were the ones, the easy-going, good-time Charlies who inaugurated the water fights. The five per cent to end all five per cents had to break out the fire-hose one night. Officer of the Watch Hank was seen through dreary, re- bellious eyes, as we stood at attention for two hours in bathrobes. . . . Sleep was just a luxury for civilians. And the officers we came to know. A tribute now, to the legend of the Big Bad Wolf, who had the good sense and judgment to use the rod and save the child. " Five hours! " " Ten hours! " It mattered little, but the memory lingers on. What officers can expect midshipman duty without being nicknamed? There was the Beagle, who spared neither rod nor child, Lighthorse Harry, Uncle John, and a dozen more. Who fails to remember that day when — we formed on the - ar o ' 37 Reports For Duty Dot ' s A Fine Piece Of Goods Cut ' Em Square, Mister Amateur Edisons At Work Goody, Goody, Pie Race 296 MRTS Dnv All-American Cheering Section Mister Official Business I Just Dusted, Sir seaward terrace at high noon, with culFs hanging out, and hearts beating fast, and marched under the colonnade to Buchanan Road. We turned right beneath the trees and the sun and then at Stribling Walk we turned right again into a mass formation before Tecumseh. We were being presented to the Regiment. We came suddenly to attention. " Sir, The Class of Nineteen Thirty-Seven reports for duty. " From there we marched to the messhall for our first meal with the Regiment, one we ' ll never forget. Later we realized that plebes went to the messhall merely to see that there was plenty of food for the first class, and to keep them amused. Eating was something plebes did only when there was nothing else for them to do. Then we disappeared into the privation they call Plebe Year. Thirty-Four was a good 297 class — chev knew how to handle plebes. They taught us plenty, more than we care to know. Relics of old ' 34, with its all-time 1 P. O. ' s, are still sung in the messhall. Plebes raise their voices high, just like we used to, on these old songs. Remember: " I Am a Good Old Rebel " followed and or preceded by " Marching Through Georgia " and then infinity for not making enough noise to suit the high and mighty? We whipped Notre Dame in football that year 7-0. That was a day. It was a victory born of inspiration. The victory broke the Baltimore Jinx, passed down to the Regiment from the mists of time. On Christmas leave we did the things that men will do, and why not? Even if we hadn ' t come of age, for we had not yet escaped from youth and its urge to be extreme, we did what was expected of us. Not a Bad Haul Messenger ! Messenger ! Recreation is Not roR Me The Gripe Session Saturday Nights I 298 1 Try It ON A Necktie SIS Lest We Forget Gastritis IS Born Why Wasn ' t I IN ' OI? Distant, Aloof, AND Envious The spirit was willing and the llesh didn ' t have time to become weak. So, into those nine short days we packed wine, and song, and women. We danced their latest dances and sang, " Annie Doesn ' t Live Here Any More. " We har- monized on " You ' re Gonna Lose Your Gal. " And of course we fell in love, madly, irrevocably. We were ready for it. Time was working on us even then. We thought we were growing up. " You are granted leave — until 1800, i January, 19 ,4. " Afterward, how cold the wind, how sharp the nights, even with two blankets, overcoat and rainclothes, how bleak and long the months until June. It was getting boring, this eight months Hell Week. We steeled ourselves. We bogged down like a football team with its back to the wall. We did anything to forget, because a watched pot 299 never boils. We went out for sports, studied harder, wrote more letters, read more books. We hit the pap, we lost our liberty. But the days were getting longer, and the outside formations were starting again. White cap covers were an epic in themselves. The Youngsters went up a notch in this towering ladder of rates, and as compensation, we went down. ' 36 assumed their first real measure of authority over us, a coup we were later to regret. After Easter, though, things were different. The winter was broken. Cruise orders were being published, and cruise scuttlebutt flew thick and fast. We were going to S. A. There would be a two months cruise. We were going to the West Coast and Hawaii. Meanwhile infantry was revived. We marched again to martial music, and the reign of terror (so we thought) Saturday Afternoons Only Full Dress Initiation Cuckoo ! Cuckoo ! Serious Minded Pledes Throw a Brace, N4ister GisH ! 300 OSLI Nothing Akin TO Labor Ready in THE Butts Better Use A Towel Getting Autographs The Happiest Men Alive was coming to an end. At the June Ball, our first Naval Academy hop, we learned why the upper classes are so strangely silent on Sunday mornings. Our let down was to be more terrific that night than ever since. Now, when it is a memory, it is difficult to sift the truth from the imagination. Some of the places we say we slept that last night of our plebe year were Cutter Sheds, Gymnasium roof, behind locker, on top of locker, inside locker, closet shelf, or not at all. We all had one or more showers that night. We watched from the air while old ' 54 got their diplomas, but it was the last of infinity and we knew it. And when those three-stripers were graduated, we sat back upon the softest wooden bench in the world. We had won our right to carry on. Plebe Year was over. 301 IlicnxnaAte t f J ] s y ' J %£e.oJL ik i K ♦ AJ Spots on Blou Anathema To Youngsters The Life Buoy Watch THE beginning of Youngster Year gave us a rude awak- ening. We had thought that the physical hardships of a midshipman ' s life ended with " no more Plebes " and our mad snake dance about the Herndon Monument — but we only thought. We were quick to learn that one Plebe Year is followed by one Youngster Cruise. All of us, except the ex-enlisted men and the vicious five per cent, were novices at the art of swinging hammocks, so most of us went to sleep that first night at sea with our toes tucked under our chins. We dozed off easily, after the strenuous workout we had from sunrise to sunset on the day of embarcation, but at that first five-thirty reveille, we awoke to find and feel that the old spine had been stretched beyond its elastic limit. At first we eved the morning " Joe " with misgivings, but 304 I soon we accepted it gratefully, for only this blackest and strongest of all liquids could really awaken us. To work before breakfast is an unbelievable thing, but that is what we did. We accepted our status, that of workingman third, and worked hard to complete our " chores " — the daily scrubbing of decks, shining of bright work, etc., ad infinitum — until we learned that it was time to he killed and not work to be done. We became expert in the art of appearing to work and accomplishing little. Yet it cannot be denied that work was welcome at times. Though our woes reached their height on Fridays, and the friction of the holystone on wooden deck added a weight to our hearts as well as to our bodies, working and sweating in the hot sun gave a feeling of well-being when the dav was done. After ham- SiMPLE Food, Sometimes Good Gas Mask Drill ON THE Arky London Bridge Still Stands Right id Degrees Rudder The Signal Bridge Watch 305 Historic Tower or London Pie Race — With Prizes Great American Pastime V illefranche Ambition Itself mocks we listened to the music of far away orchestras; thoughts of far away people came to us. And after we had watched the same movie we had seen three years before with the high school O. A. O. and had listened to the dole- ful strains of " A Thousand Good Nights, " we spread out the roll we called bedding, lay under the stars and for a few short hours could forget reality. We learned that the academic year begins in June instead of September. The Steam Department sent on the cruise their special repre- sentatives, who administered to us our tirst dose of " sketch and describe. " Many a lovelv moonlight night was spent in the hre room, engine room, or pump rooms tracing pipes in the bilges and quizzing the enlisted men for answers to the questions in our confounded note books. After two long 306 weeks at sea we sighted good old Bishop Rock light, which marked our approach to the first foreign port and the end of the first leg of the cruise, England! How good solid land looked again, even if it was only a rocky coast. Then came our first leave in a foreign land, and what a leave! The majority of us were attracted to London. In the big city we made up for the many uneventful hours spent at sea. Bv dav we saw the sights, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, The Tower, on down to The Old Curiosity Shop. By night we saw the best of London night life at The Kit Kat Club and Prince ' s Brasserie. Every minute of our time was occupied, even when we were members of the duty section and only rated afternoon and evening liberty. The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, Lady Astor, and the Royal Holystones Will BE Used What — No Prudential Ad? Gibraltar Parade It was Hot in ' esuvius A Distinguished ISITOR ftk,f iTSii O C« 307 Movies — to be Announced Later Our Commander IN Chief Youngsters Load Stores Always Bigger or Better Come the Shells Aboard Navy aided in making our short visit pleasant by extending to us their hospitality. After ten short days in England, we weighed anchor and headed for the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean. Another long period at sea, and then we stopped for six days along the French Riviera. There, we put on the " dog " and went ashore in our best — blue service coats, white trou and white shoes. No leave was granted, but even with those nine o ' clock liberties we managed to enjoy ourselves. There were few of us who didn ' t try our luck on the flying wheels at Monte Carlo. The beaches at Juan les Pins, Monte Carlo and Nice offered wonderful opportunities to improve our sun tan and to make friends with some of the French fairer sex. From France to Italy was our next jaunt. Our entrance into the harbor of Naples 308 was an unforgettable sight. With the lofty Vesuvius spout- ing smoke in the background and two square-riggers in the foreground manned by Italian midshipmen who had come to greet us, Italy and the Italians gave us a picture that we shall never forget. We were cooked under the broiling sun when sight seeing in historic Rome, but this time the tours were conducted by Mr. Mussolini ' s own C. I. T. The Italians treated us royally. The Pope and Mussolini gave us audiences and the Admiralty gave us a hop at Naples that was a wow, in spite of the shortage of soda before the evening was over. Before returning to the States we managed to get rid of the remainder of our extra sheckles at Tangiers and Gibralter. These ports offered shops of every conceiv- able kind, but little else. No port looked so good to us as Good tor THE Eyes Slipstick Willie ' s Backyard You Can ' t Escape it Off to a Pediculous Chow Always Use a 2.-H 309 good old N. O. B. In Norfolk ambitious papas and mamas brought their daughters down to the dock to greet us " pampered pets. " Although the average age of the drags was sixteen, their sweet nothings uttered in American baby talk sounded like music after attemptnig to understand the foreign lingo all summer. The thrill of being able to express oneself without pantomime was new and delightful. We were compelled to take time out from our Virginian social whirl to load stores. Then out to sea for the last time for short range battle practice. We realized for the lirst time the purpose of the long tiresome gun drills we had under- gone all summer. Petrified by the thoughts of the Mississip- pi turret disaster, we manned our general quarters stations wishing that we had been more attentive at drills. Once 310 " Baker " was two-blocked we lost our fears and dropped the steel over the side in what seemed like record time, but " E ' s " were scarce indeed. One long week was spent in painting and cleaning ship and then we came back to Crab- town — by inches, for the last few miles were the longest. Creeping up the Chesapeake at the rate of ten miles per day while giving the ship a thorough cleaning, from the top of the mast to the bilges, was pure torture, for the vision of Sep leave and its freedom was constantly before us. If we missed anything on the cruise we made up for it during an unforgettable September leave, only to return to long and endless days of metallurgy, physics, mechanics, P-works, drills and no mail. Sunday afternoon liberty, better helpings of the chow, one-two-three hops, youngster It ' s Not Spiked Amateur Blacksmiths Any Clear Wednesday Slipstick IN His Glory Prepare for Inspection 311 " Now This Drag of Mine- Whale Boat Drill r We Have A Visitor One Never Gets THE Word White Cap Covers Return cut-off, and one diagonal stripe represented the sum total of our advancement. Many of us became Carvel Hall Charlies, others sought the library or gymnasium, and there were those who joined the oldest and most secure of the Academy ' s organizations, the Radiator Club. The foot- ball season was the outstanding success of third class year. The booming and well-placed punts of Billy Clark, the accurate place-kicks of Slade Cutter, and the running and passing of Borries, Navy ' s All-American, were the chief reasons that we possessed one of the best football teams in the country. For the first time in thirteen years we saw an Army team go down to defeat at the hands of a Navy team. The monotonv of Academics and drills was broken only by Christmas leave. Into those few days we tried to pack 312 1 all that we had missed during the preceding months. On New Year ' s Day we returned to dream about it, and to recuperate — mentally, physically, and financially — from it. The next months were hard ones. We lost some good men, and we who were fortunate enough to remain picked up a deeper wrinkle across the brow and perhaps lost a few hairs. All the shortcomings of youngster year were obliterated by the Youngster Hop. The committee went the limit in mak- ing the Show Boat a success. It was a warm night and while the first class wore service to the garden party, and the second class sweltered in full dress, we " ritzed " it in blue coats and white trousers. In spite of all, and in defiance of all, that hop was a fitting climax to another Academic year, and a great prelude to Country Club Summer. I ' m Gl. d Th- t ' s Oveu BuRViN ' G Math Thirty-five ' s Last Formation How Does It Work? All the Proud Parents 313 QjexzoTucL ,f ' , " " " s V ! J , Meca Jf-f Aft W- V Sun Bathing Guys W ' lTH Gals Any Saturday Noon Floating Palace More Aviation Drill 37 was misunderstood during second class summer. What was all the talk about playing ball? It was great sport, before the axe fell. It was truly a country club summer to end all country club summers. Long afternoons with noth- ing but a sailing drill, then golfing, and Java and toast. Evenings were spent listening to our newly acquired radios or playing cards. The destroyer cruises were an innovation, and the Fourth Batt got the first break. The organization improved after that, so that scheduled midwatches were being stood when the Aggies and the Happy Home Boys got their turns. The Second Batt found the reception after one of them a bit too strenuous, when they returned from ' irginia, then in infantile quarantine. After moving all effects to the second deck of the Fourth Batt for an r. " r 316 isolation period of two weeks, there ensued a Roman Holi- day. No one posted his nameplate, no one got up at reveille, no one did much of anything. Week-end leaves with the accompanying cit clothes were a novelty at first — hut that wore off. We rated six apiece, but the practical limit on the number we took was financial. The sight of onlv one squad of second classmen in chapel puzzled many a D. O., but, luckilv for us, none of them could — or would — arrive at the correct answer. Behind this indominatable spir- it and its will to fail, there is more than a mere laugh. Was it reallv unseamanlike conduct to sleep on the floor of the Philadelphia Planetarium during a lecture and was it actu- allv " conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline " to make toast in the dark hours of the night? We Taste Tear Gas Military Extra Duty Squad The Field Artillery Tin Can Cruises Executive Duty with ' 39 317 f J 2 A Tough Drill Surveyors Piloting A Destroyer Was everything we did an indication of a lack of military spirit? We gave our stripers a tough job — two strikes and a foul ball when they came to bat. But we survived, and so did thev. Duty with the fourth class was both pleasant and profitable — at least to us if not to the plebes. To us, two vears along in our naval lives, these new plebes seemed denser than any preceding class could possibly have been. Statement for the press: " This ' 37 may be a bunch of non-reg renegades, but they get this social stuff. " That was inspired on the night of Second Class Day, another innova- tion, a thanksgiving for a summer successfully completed. The moon shone full upon the Bay, and the band played on. A good crowd, good people, a real occasion. The outlook was bright at that time, with Sep Leave only five days Happy Home Boys Quarantined By the Mark Five 318 i awav. It was perliaps the most patriotic feeling of a swift- moving three months, emphasized with hops in Memorial Hall, executive duty with the plehes, civilian clothes in the room, and a host of other details that made us thiniv we were at last coming of age. We shall long remember the juice drills on those hot summer mornings, when the spirit was far away, and the flesh was weak hut present. It was an art, though, to be the one who always recorded the data, or searched out conclusions, laughing all the while at the unfortunates who were blowing out circuit breakers or ammeters. A great French king a few decades before the French Revolution said of his decaying social system: " It will last as long as I; my successor can take care of himself. " Today we express a similar sentiment when we .■ 1 Forty Winks Aerial Navigators Leave — The Great Experi ence Kings Can Do No Wrong Innovation — Second Class Day 319 Beauty is Only Skin Deep Motor Launch Coxswain Hard at Work Princeton ' Tis Not FOR Us say, " I ' ve got mine — how did you make out? " The inevit- able lodestone of marriage claimed two of ' 37 before the summer ended, and the primrose path a third. There is only one way into the Naval Academy, but there are three roads out, all of them well travelled, showing none of the vegetation of disuse: executive, academic, and medical. They all took their toll before we closed up the noisy Mollier diagrams, stowed our cruise boxes, gave away the goldfish, et cetera, we had scavenged from ' 35, bilged the first navigation exam, and checked out on leave in the grandest of hurries. Of all the thrills that come to a mid- shipman, going on leave is the most vital. It overshadows all the two-fives he has ever fought for, all the athletic victories, all the " fruit days " fate can bestow. It may not 320 he the most important, but it leaves an indelible mark, and a joy on which to draw later when marching to classes a month after. Coming off leave is something else. We ' re always glad to be back, but how it hurts. It ' s like being vaccinated— or in love — a necessary evil. When the first pain was over, we again picked up the step, but not too well. We began to think of miniatures, and of our own class rings, and of passionate things like class unity. It was a kindred feeling, like nationalism in Europe, that bound us together, and since then the word " classmate " has taken an awful beating. It excuses as many sins as the statement, " Sure, he doesn ' t rate it, but he ' s unsat, and you know — . " There are a lot of unanswered, and unimportant questions about the class ring contract. Was either ring superior, did The Blues Versus The Blacks Anniversary Speaker Our Superintendent Stay in THE Stands ! We Enter First 321 Negat William Yoke Xray M. C. B. O. Speaking, Sir Never Butter a Whole Slice Steam Drill Back From a Parade someone have a hidden finger in the pie? We think not, but ' 37 ran true to form, and outvoted the recommendation, choosing the more expensive one by a vote of two hundred and fortv odd to eighty odd. But keep it up, boys! That ' s a spirit that keeps a Navy progressing. This is not a defense, it is onlv a history, with comments on the side. We make no excuses. We took our demerits, and they were many. We walked our extra duty, and lost our week-ends. We braced up when we didn ' t want to. And we griped. The Navy would be a hell of a place if you couldn ' t gripe oc- casionallv and let olF steam. Everybody knows that. We ' ll be doing it all our lives, so we might as well learn early. We liked to make exaggerated statements to create an effect far from the truth. That ' s what we ' ve been meaning all - " ■ ' • " - 322 those times when we shouted, " Me stay in? Not on oin- life. I ' m getting out. " ' Sure, we all say it, and we ' ll all be there fighting when the international cards are down. It ' s a £;reat life. Once again Christmas leave arrived, and did we pav living visits to our Podunks, returning to damn the svstem that wrenched us away when we had just begun to become accustomed to the life. The things we did that leave were exceeded only by the tales we told on our return. As another Marvland winter, and the worst in years, rolled by and over us, cracking our bones when we moved, we began to count the davs. Down through those long months to June we marched, and as the time drew near we gathered our courage. ' e would show them. Our turn was coming. Pockets in trousers, low shoes, late arrival, and early de- The Flying Squadron Returns " Batting the Breeze, Eh? " 37 Take Charge Who ' s Got That Electric Razor? Letting Off Steam 323 parturefrom hops, week-end leaves — they would all be ours, and more besides. It ' s easy to be magnanimous when some- one presents you with half the world on a silver platter, and gives detailed instructions as to how you can get the other half. In leaving our days as underclassmen, let ' s not forget the Ring Dance Committee, and the work they did in giving us a splendid hop. ' e shall always be able to recall the scene — the modernistic design on the walk where we danced, the immense Grecian columns, the Japanese lanterns (the electric power would choose that night to fail), and the tables scattered through the park. It was a chiaroscuro of geography and chronology, but it was impressive, and we had escorts to impress. The best of orchestra was none too good, Ozzie Nelson with Harriet Milliard. That hand- ' ' -J-:ll Admiral ' s Inspection Stand By TO Crash Mate of THE Deck ! Board of ' lSITORS Bill Has a Spring Airing 324 some ring on -our imger will recall the signihcance of the evening, and the program will express it (if you ' re still in touch with your drag). June Week was as hot as ever, as crowded as ever, as full of parades as ever. " Once again for the movies, " and once more we dragged our weary selves around Worden racetrack. These parades must be very un- comfortable for the spectators, sitting on those hard bleach- ers — how can thev stand it? Then graduation. It seemed rather strange to he sitting there in Dahlgren, viewing the proceedings from the stands for the last time, knowing that as each man in ' 36 received his diploma, we came closer to a goal we had been waiting so long to attain. When the white caps had settled into the hands of fond mamas and O. A. O. ' s it was all over. We were i c. The Ring Dance OzziE Nelson Color Girl No More Rivers An Evening in Tripoli 325 1 iAAt ' " " " -- V , , ! ' X (cVv lifGCL L i XJ I i ON the fifth of June, 1936, we began our first class cruise— to Portsmouth, England; Goteborg, Sweden; Cherbourg, France; Norfolk, and New York City. With the remarkable zeal of free men we shouldered our laundry bags and suitcases, to stumble across Farragut Field and fall into the waiting motor launches. Once agam we gave our lusty overworked Four-N for mothers, sisters, and sweethearts as the launches pulled away from the Reina Mercedes dock. Once again we climbed our respective gangways belonging to the Arkansas, the Oklahoma, and the Wyoming. Soon the shores of the Chesapeake were slipping by. By nightfall we were nearing the N ' irginia Capes, the same ones that troubled us in countless Nav P-works during ac year. During the night we cleared them, and set the great circle course I 4 328 s s I i i I for the English Channel. The first Saturday afternoon of the cruise is always memorable. The real work has not begun, and everyone is still somewhat happy, and after noon meal the band is playing alongside number three barbette, and the world looks right. After that first week-end, when we took Cook Tours around the ship, got our gear squared away, and got the " feel of the ship, " the real work began: star sights in morning twilight and in the evenings, when our more fortunate companions could sit and watch a two- year-old motion picture on deck. Engineering watches started out in a hurry, too, with the mobility that is char- acteristic of the Navy and the people in it. Like it or not, it ' s necessary to be able to take things as they come in this organization, to " shift stations " on a minute ' s notice. The 329 bridge was usually so crowded that the smartest thing a mere midshipman Officer of the Deck could do was to keep out of the way, much as a plebe does at the Academy, if he gets the word. The first leg went rapidly enough, if you kept yourself busy, and if you didn ' t, the chances are someone else saw that you did. Soon we were coming into Portsmou th Harbor, past the old signal tower, and the stone fort that looked like a head of cheese floating on the water. " Welcome to England, " those planes which were stunting overhead and the many sailboats cutting their way through the water seemed to say to us. " Welcome, " the street vendors might have said, and the beggars, and the owners of the wretched taverns along the waterfront of an old Roval Navv town, l ut we waited from one o ' clock ' til 330 4 Rest ior THE Weary Happy Hour Chow Hounds The Erl IS There Portsmouth — H. M. S. Rodney Crime and Punishment I four that afternoon for liberty to be granted — something about a pratique that never came. We fell in to go ashore and were inspected. We fell out and back in at intervals of every hour or so thereafter, but we finally did get ashore. As graciously as ever. Lady Aster entertained a select group of those who went to London on leave, first at the House of Commons, then for the very select of the select, (the ones who signed up first) at her home for tea and cakes. The most public figure in the British Empire, then a king and now a duke of the realm in voluntary exile, rode in parade on his forty-second birthday, sitting capably on his mount, with a brace that would bilge an Annapolis plebe any day. The white cap covers of American midshipmen were notable among the crowds along the Mall, which points the way 331 Magnificent Versailles WMLt» .. Pause for Reflection Twenty and Eight Notre Dame Cathedral to Buckingham and the changing of the guard. With the toleration of the seasoned traveller we watched this cere- mony for a second time and saw the Scots with their bag- pipes and green kilts. Strolling back to headquarters, which was just any hotel where we were staying, the course lay through pretty, quiet Westminster Park in the shadow of the famous Abbey. It was like returning to a forgotten scene of youth. Then at nights, along Piccadilly Circus and in the Lyons Corner House, through which pours a part of London from sunset ' til dawn, blue-serge uniforms were never out of sight. This was just the other side of life, which we had to see before we could feel continental and cosmo- politan. For that cultural touch, we suffered ourselves to morning bus rides through old London, and lecture tours 332 Taking on Refugees AT Bilbao Stormy Biscay The Old Girl Herself Assorted Sardines Home of the Bard of Avon of the Tower and the Abbey, where we were supposed to feel the greatness of men who rest there, " Weary of days and hours. " Kings and composers, great sailors and un- known soldiers — their spirits seal your lips at the door. Like entering the Tower of London, overlooking that famous dis- appointing bridge of the same name, you step into the past. But enough of reverie, and the Soho, and all the cafes where the Great American Dollar is welcomed with reverence and scheming. Duty called us back to Portsmouth, and while clearing that harbor we passed some of the great liners of today, the Normandie, the Queen Mary, and the He de France. We were to see two of them a second time before the summer ended. The second day out, over the stern of the Wyoming went a bicycle purchased for leave use in 333 Sweden and France. One day later the midshipman owner was notihed he would be allowed to keep it after all. You can ' t win. Up, up, far to the north towards the Arctic circle we steamed, to kill the time between ports. Along the Norsvegian Coast, where snow-capped mountains rise from the sea to the sky, fishing boats, smaller than the waves that tossed them, passed us by on their " lawful occasions. " One of the tiny fishing smacks deserves special mention. It hailed the Midshipmen ' s Practice Squadron, eighty thousand tons of men and steel, and in the cold North Atlantic, twenty miles from Norway, twenty-hve degrees from the North Pole, an American battleship hove to for investigation. When within hail the lishermen asked if we " cared to buv anv fish. " Events such as these broke The Nav B. RBETTE All Hands Turn in Bedding The Ship ' s BUMWAD The Best Port of All Call it A Hit 334 , ll s I We Rate The Gate The Pap Sheet ' s Growing Longer Our Leader Stand Clear of THE Circuit Breaker We Packed- tor Leave r the monotony of waves against the bow, and mid-watches, and working parties, and soon we were talcing a pilot aboard for entering the harbor of Goteborg. One ship went up, almost to the main street of the town, the other two an- chored forty minutes out — retribution after Portsmouth. The Gota Canal starts there — looks like a narrow, quiet stream, and cuts a path for itself north into Sweden, past the picturesque old Kungalv Castle ten miles away, through the meadows of rural Sweden to TroUhatten and the mother lake in the mountains. Seen from a bicycle on the road paralleling the canal, a sea-going vessel crossing a grain- field is nothing short of a mirage. It was regrettable our languages were so utterly different, for the Swedes were so nice, and nice looking. Those laughing blonde heads were 335 half the attraction of Liseberg, a recreation center that had escaped the Coney Island atmosphere, and smorgas- bord added another feature we were loath to leave, namely good food. Even the American papers published in Paris carried comments upon our apparent love of Sweden. The week between Goteborg and Cherbourg, mostly spent rolling in the stormy Day of Biscay, was when the cruise began to set in. Something was in the air, but not until half of us were tramping through the gilded halls of Ver- sailles, or riding across the Seine to the left bank, and trying to recapture the atmosphere Balzac told us about in " Old Goriot " during second class year, — not until then did we know what it was. Fascism rose against Communism in Spain, a revolution was decreed, and American citizens Beat Army ! Exams Come Twice a Term A Letter A Day — From Tailors Friday ' Night is Swing Time You ' ll Never Make it I 336 d Dolled up But No Place to Go Court is IN Session The Eye Squad A Real Meal Nice Doggie stranded there became refugees. The Oklahoma was de- tached. In the annals of all practice cruises of the past, never has there been a storm to equal that dreary midnight when the tours returned, bewildered, to find themselves assigned to new ships, all the standards of familiarity which make for contentment swept ruthlessly away. Those un- fortunates slept where they fell that night, asking only an empty space of deck where someone would not kick them and say, " Move on! " And while they slept, perhaps trou- bled dreams of the Sphinx returned to haunt them. After that, in the month that remained, conditions improved slowly. There was no organization. The Aide ' s Office had " no dope. " The galley had " no more. " But it all worked out. The battle practice they would surely cancel was held 337 as scheduled. The Norfolk stop and its one hundred and five dinner parties, where the seeds of Navy romance are sown, was actually lengthened, and seven A. M. liberty privileges granted. Even the New York stop was made as scheduled, scuttling thoroughly all the scuttle-butt. A little stipend to defray expenses and forty-eight hours leave were given us. A pleasant interlude among our own people, but the novelty of shore leave was worn away, and when we weighed anchor at 115th Street and eased down the North River, passing Hoboken ferries and great liners at rest, and passed the Battery, we were glad at heart. Homeward Bound. Another day saw those same X ' irginia Capes again dropping astern, and we were standing up the Chesapeake, to see again the Chapel dome and the Hall in the distance. Pep Meeting Supreme Football Trips Are Great Up on the Whistle Ringing THE Bell Big Week-end 338 M Wearing Out WoRDEN Field Guess Who We Receive THE ' amarie Just Made it i Two Navy Boosters I and to take a well-earned rest, our last Sep Leave. When the twenty-fifth rolled around we were back again, and ready to take charge. Those of us who had made good proudly wore their stripes, and those of us who hadn ' t, carried on. We heard that " A taut ship is a happy ship, " and " ' Leaders are made and not born, " or from another source, " Leaders are born and not made, " while still a third maintained that, " Leaders are neither born nor made. " You pays your money, gentlemen, and you takes your choice. There followed the inevitable Academics, made even more terrifying bv the new system of only having bi-monthly exams. Ordnance P-works, infantry drills, Friday night lectures ad infinitum, and the inevitable destroyer drills. Yet interspersed were those good times we enjoyed. New 339 hops and higger ones, decorations nearly all the time. An overnight trip and late liberty in Boston when we were guests of Harvard, trips to Baltimore to watch us defeat Notre Dame and to view the disheartening " soccer kick, " and to Penn and Princeton. For the second time in three years we saw Navy beat Army in football. It ' s been a long time since midshipmen could say that. The praise of our lines and the gratifying comments of our conduct as a Regiment justified the pride and confidence that we pos- sessed. The system rolled smoothly and almost before we were ready we were off on Christmas Leave, perhaps the last at home for many of us. Another precedent was set when our leave expired on the third of January instead of the first, thus giving to many of us our first New Year ' s Eve " Big Jim " Doesn ' t Like Elephants Off for a Big Leave Are the Johnnies Bashful? First Class Tea Time Tecumseh Can Take it r,. ,V« " kT. ;v - 340 a I Drags Rate Smoke Hall Genuine Barathea Three Phase Mesh Wound Maestro Sima ' s Syncopators Real Home Cooking i •1 I vAja " at home for a num ber of years. What man, no matter how great his love for the alma mater, is not glad to start the home stretch, that last five months? It lends a new source of courage to those who have found memory courses not to their liking, because they can say with a definite assurance, when the weekly tree is posted, " It won ' t always be like this. " And if this vision of approaching amnesty becomes obscured, the shops along Maryland Avenue wait like watchers at the water hole to remind us as we buy, that the time is drawing short. Time seemed to pass more easily that winter and spring than it ever had before. After all, why shouldn ' t that have been true? We had more to do than ever before, and there were other things to keep us occupied. There were always a few entertaining or interest- 341 ing incidents to help us along the way. Stories of leave and of week-ends that had been hidden suddenly fell upon our ears. Eccentricities that had been controlled for three years now blossomed forth, since the restraining hand of classes above us was removed. The privileges that had been given to former classes were ours, and new ones were added. Liberty every afternoon gave us a chance to spend our money, and to visit our friends in town. Inauguration Day, with its ten mile parade in the rain was a topic of conversa- tion for weeks before and after. Thus have the months dropped away, slowly but surely, past Hundredth Night, past Easter and its white cap covers, the celebration of " No More Rivers, " and the last glorious June Week to crown all those that went before. To some the dav we leave will Physical Culture Which Fork Do We Use? Dismiss Your Section Lost — Three Little Numbers The Athletes Are Honored 342 ] , s g Heat In Equals Heat Out Time Out FOR A Skag Once More for THE Movies Presentation of the Colors And It ' s All Over N be a sad one, for then we close forever the last account of our boyhood days. No longer to be carefree, to sail on balmy afternoons whither the wind wills, to play at tennis and golf unmindful of the tasks ahead, to sit and dream on soft spring days. But more of us look forward to that day, for it releases us from the restraining bonds; we are like colts in new harness, eager and ready to assume the responsibility due us, to prove our worth, and to make a place for ourselves, so that no one can say, " ' He ' s not worth his salt. " It has been a good four years and long. We have had our troubles, our worries, and our tribulations, but who escapes them? We are off for the Fleet, where we know that no one owes us a living. To those we leave behind, " Farewell, good luck, and best wishes. " 343 ujLuexV A Midshipman does many things. Some- how or other he manages to sandwich the things he wants to do in among the things he has to do. Those fortunate souls who possess excess energy hnd outlet for it in the activities. The would-be Thespian finds his natural spot in the productions along- side the beautiful (?) female leads; our politicians use their bent for organization in the committees; our contemporary thought lives for posterity in the pages of our publications. We don ' t make much money, but we have a lot of fun. r f ' 0 " " r i rat. ■ - « ix ti ti ti ik i z ' 0 ' ' ' ' " A 1 udjuuctLori - x U ' llij " LET US BE GAY " ik THIS year the Masqueraders presented a drama which was a little more difficult than usual. Any veteran of the stage will tell you that comedy is the hardest of all roles to play and play properly, and that it would he rank foolishness for any but pro- fessionals to attempt " Let Us Be Gay. " Without the expert assistance of Mr. Pease, such a verdict would be correct, but under his guidance, we raised our goal and our standards. " Let Us Be Gay " was written by Rachael Crothers, was a Broadway hit, and was even put into a movie. Though several years old, it is still distinctly modern, dealing as it does with a funda- mental problem in human relationships. The situations Coach Pease Issues Tactical Instructions are novel and the dialogue sparkling. Briefly, Kitty and Bob Brown, who separated when the eternal " other woman " disturbed the family equanimity, have met again at a house party. Three years have passed, and we find Kitty has been invited in order to steal Bob away from Dierdre, beautiful daughter of Mrs. Boucicault, so that Dierdre may marry a very proper young gentleman who is madly in love with her. As the plot develops, Kitty steals everybody ' s heart, even the audience ' s. Bob turns from Dierdre, back to Kitty. When the final curtain drops, Kitty accepts Bob again, and every indication points to perfect harmonj . " That is None of Your Business, Perkins. ' 351 MANDOLIN CLUB IN the evening by the moonlight the boys get together and strum their guitars, their ukeleles, their banjos and even an occasional mandolin. The Naval Academv Mandolin Club is at its favorite sport again. This outht does not often enter the public arena, but when it does the reception is always a great big hand. It appears in the Musical Clubs Show, and no form o f informal string music escapes its varied talents. Hawaiian, hill-billy, and cowboy numbers are all included in their repertoire. Essentiallv rhvthm instruments, the various forms of gitfiddles follow the present tendency to Swing. Often in our dreams we may have imagined that we were in a canoe in the moonlight tv tv w yTTfJ y. tV iV Top Row: Frankenburger, Newport, Myron, Hoffman, Whalen, Ruhe. Front Raw: Straker, Pavne, Stein, Jovce, Rader. with the O. A. O., strumming sweet tunes to which she loaned her lovely voice. Such a dream is usuallv interrupted by the definitely strident strains of the reveille bell, but most of us can ' t play a Uke anvway. The mandolin bovs are preparing for the future, and have hopes of some day really living that dream. All of us who have enjoved their work in the Musical Clubs Show ha e a real respect for the talents of this group. They enjov their work, and besides that they spread real cnjovment among the Midshipmen and their drags. 352 1 i:v iV Maves GLEE CLUB MANY of us are shower baritones, and ear crooners on the dance floor, but the glee club is a group that is dedicated to singing real music to entertain others. All those interested in singing are welcome, whether they have trained voices or not. For a number of years the Glee Club has pointed for the annual Musical Clubs Show with little thought of anything else. But in the past year it has tried to expand its efforts, and its membership to the scope of a real men ' s chorus. The object of these efforts has been to give to the Naval Academy Glee Club the place in the life of a midshipman that his glee club has in the life of a college man. The notable success of the Musical Clubs Show f xV i 1 Kite. « Top Row: Reigart, Smalzel, Ginn, Harper, Seme, Pratt, Skinner, Smith, Mendenhall. Secmnl Row: Dunn, Walker, Johnson, Watts, Ballon, Anderson, Kurzawa. Thir:l Row: John. Lathrop, Foote, Banvard, Chilton, Clagett, Allen, Hams. Front Row: Shifflette, Holt, Clark, Mayes, Keen, Becker, Carter. in the past few vears, especially in 1936, has done much to build up the reputation of the Glee Club. Whether it con- tinues to expand is a matter that only time can determine. The Glee Club has been the foundation upon which the singing portions of the shows have been built. Bright spots such as the monastery scene of a few years ago, or the minister ' s songs, the Drinking Song, and the Song of The Birches of " Her Highness Regrets, " or the work of the club in this year ' s show testify to the ability of the Glee Club to produce original work as well as real music. 353 From Left to Kight: Myers, Josephson, Snyder, Brenner, Kuntz, Isham, Savidge, Schratz, Fleps, Sherry, Burnside, Sims, Rhodes, Moore, Carevv, Silk, McKaig, Hunt, Baker, Finklestein, Cassidy, Goodman, Walker, Zimny, Smith, Swensson, Vinock, Filippone, Poel, Milliken, Noble, Buaas. ORCHESTRA THE year 1936-57 was a good one for the Concert Or- chestra; to begin with, an excellent balance of instru- ments made it more nearly an orchestra than manv of the previous organizations, in which the wind instruments showed a tendency toward band technique. This year a large and powerful string section formed the proper basis for orchestral tone, with the wind instruments affording the relieving variety with considerable artistry. A further advantage in being organized along standard symphony lines accrued from the consequent ability to play music written by masters of orchestration with an eye to exploit- ing the possibilities of the individual instruments. Through good fortune, Memorial Hall was obtained for the practice room; unquestionably, it contributed much to the orches- tra ' s finesse in technique, and in addition made practicing much more pleasant. The latter point is fundamental, since the aim of the orchestra is to provide pleasure to its mem- bers; concerts and recitals are bv-products, not aims. The orchestra made its public appearances at a well attended recital, and in the Musical Clubs Show. Its offerings were well received, including, as thev did, both the classics and the modern type of music. Great credit must be given to all those who took part in the work because their by-products were quite worth while. iV s iV McKaig 354 From Left to Right: Davis, Schreiter, McNagny, McConnaughay, Cease, Tucker, Dietrich, Sawyer, Dodson, Boehm, Sims, Odell, Snvder, Hanna, Fuller, Parker, Sugg, Rogers, Trauger, Perna, Stein, Celustka. ■ ' Hm % Dodson i iV NA TEN MANY people seem to think that the primary function of the NA Ten is to fill in a space in the Musical Clubs Show, and that practices are held twice a week for that purpose alone. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The real purpose of the Ten is to give the Whitemans, the Goodmans, and other devotees of good dance music an opportunity to get together and play this music, for their own pleasure. However, these boys are not content merely to listen to themselves; they want to provide entertainment for the Regiment and its friends, and in an effort to do this they provide good dance numbers, both sweet and hot, on Friday nights in Smoke Hall, and on Saturday nights in Dahlgren Hall, and Luce Hall, and on the stage of the Musical Show. These fellows have joined this organization because thev get an infinite amount of pleasure from playing dance music, and they endeavor to share their pleasure with others by rendering their own interpretations of Glen Gray, Benny Goodman and other popular bands. For those of the third and fourth classes, the NA Ten is the only source of modern tunes. Otherwise they wouldn ' t be able to croon in their O. A. O. ' s ear when they go home. The first class appreciates greatly the wonderful rhythmic off erings served up bv this aggregation at our First Class Hops. 355 1 STAGE GANG THE Stage Gang, as an organization, is unique among extra-curricular activities. It exists solely for the pur- pose of serving theMasqueraders, Musical Clubs Shows, and Navy Relief Shows. However, unlike these organizations, its membership, though small, is permanent for the four year period. As a result there is knit a close bond of cooperation and fellowship combined with the will and desire to do any job or task that may come up " top notch. " The gang is most essential to any stage production, yet it works un- observed, silent and swiftlv. Its region is beyond the arc of the footlights, through the tinsel of the surface, to that magic background, the borderline where realities of hammer Finney Back Row: Zguris, Green, Seim. Fr »:r Rnr: Zimmer, Finney, Suydam, Ritter. i and saw make possible the make believe of the drama. Props must be set up, and this gang does it with the smoothness of a professional crew. The Stage Gang too develops versa- tility within its ranks and is never without interest. There is always the thrill of the " first night, " and here one has the opportunity to learn of " cvpes, " " crops, " and " flies, " and the work involved in the production of any modern drama. When its work is done, the Gang spends its well earned rest in its headquarters, a homev room under the stage where the Java pot warms, and the bull session reigns. 356 » Lyke JUICE GANG t HOUSE lights out ! Up stage lights ! Spot ! And the show- is on. From begining to end the juice gang is right in the thick of things. Every minute of the play there is something for this little outfit to do — that sunset, that cloistered monastery with its dim ethereal light, the spot on the featured singer, and the dark room in whose shadows lurk the villain are all the work of the juice gang. Weeks of preparation, and study of effects, show their final results in the effectiveness of these scenes. The largest single under- taking of the juice gang is the gayly colored sign which heralds the performance from the tower of Mahan Hall. This single item is probably the result of more hard work J iikncsi vcriJ- TkK lie to llics, " nodern [5 well tsia? [tips. ■d Sraihiini : Glenn, Ockley, Figuera, Geer, Roddis, King, McBrayer, Thomas, Martin. Seated: Carlson, Dunn, Lyke, Beeman, Rawie, Burnlev. and study on the part of these men interested in electrons, resistances, voltages, and currents than any other phase of the activities of the juice gang. Not content with making the shows (Navy Relief, Masqueraders, and Musical Clubs) a success, the juice gang also has a hand in the lighting of the Ring Dance and the Youngster Hop. Last, but by no means least, who can forget the classic injunction that hung over the entrance to Bancroft Hall last fall — " Ring the Bell " ! The juice gang indeed earns the whole hearted praise of the Regiment. 357 iV Sraiidiiii,: Fisher, Norton, Tunnell, Merritt. iMfw .- Jarman, Gardes, Barkley, Hoyle, Hairston. I Barklev I iV BUSINESS STAFF WHEN you see the Masqueraders Show or the Musical Clubs Show, you appreciate the amount of effort and labor put into the show by the members of the cast and the various technical gangs. But have you ever stopped to think that were it not for another organization, neither presentation would be put on? To the Business Staff falls the hardest work and the least credit. The business gang has the difficult task of handling and supplying the tickets to the Midshipmen, and to all the Officers and Civilian Instructors who want to go to the show. In addition to that, they have to secure the advertising necessary to put out an attractive program for each show. It is hard work, but this labor is repaid when they can give you an attractive program and can enable the Masqueraders and the Musical Clubs to have enough money available to give you the very best. There is a constant tight to restrain the creative urge of the production manager, the salesmanship of the cos- tumer, and the intricate scenery proposed by the author. After all, they have to pay the bills, and keep the show out of the red. The ogre of a balance on the debit side keeps them always on their toes. It is not a pleasant task to say, " No, " but it is fine training for the Naval Officer who will have to economize in the future. 358 Standing: Bryant, Williams, Herkness. Seated: Carson, Bennett, DeLong PROPERTY GANG THE Property Gang has become notorious for its borrow- ing ability. It would sooner borrow or steal than buy even as much as a hairpin. It is called upon to secure any- thing from a grand piano to a string of Chinese jade, yet it is all in fun that the job is undertaken, and it is often remarkable to note the quantity of objects acquired for one production. Fortunately, the " Gang " has always had for Its benefactors the Navy wives, and without their help and hearty cooperation the singular feat of obtaining such nondescript articles as tea tables, potted flowers, and Chinese whatnots would be well nigh impossible. It is very often true that both the Superintendent and the Command- ant recognize numerous articles on the set of any production; articles which their wives have so generously loaned, and which, although greatly needed, could have been obtained otherwise only through great expense or at least great worry. To correlate the activities of the " Props " there is the Costume gang. Those interested in fitting and ordering civilian clothes, for both ladies and gentlemen, will find here an outlet for their designing ability. No styles are barred, for the chorus girls in the Musical Clubs Show as well as the male heroine in the Masqueraders are a part of the clientele of the Costume gang. 359 " NUTS AND BOATS " iV Two Men and A Tenor Three Cheers for quarterboom H. Keen R. G. Colbert Mr. Reichel ITS title was " Nuts and Boats. " There can be no doubt that it was nutty, and it was certainly no less all about boats. But that falls far short of describing the wealth of melody and harmony and rhythm in the 1937 Musical Club show. Through an hour and a half of hilarious fun, and tuneful music, this year ' s production of the Combined Musical Clubs carried the audience to an old-fashioned showboat put in modern setting. All of the featured music was the product of the musical talent right in Bancroft Hall. Hot modern rhythm, blue melodies, and stirring songs, sweet and swing, were all there. The setting was laid on a showboat that had somehow (no one bothered to explain very carefully or really cared exactly how) strayed into the Chesapeake Bay and was making a short stand at the metropolis of Eastport. In the opening scene we found the deck hands and stevedores getting ready to move some gear. 4 and as thev worked, singing a song abour going ashore. In the first act appeared the principal char- acters. The audience was introduced to the skipper — an ex-Poatswain ' s Mate who knew nothing about farming, but who bought a girl show in order to carrv out the old Navv tradition of retiring and rais- ing chickens. His wife, Elvira, really wore the stripes aboard the show boat, but Phineas Q. Quarterboom, the skipper, lived a prettv jollv life at that. In the first act were also introduced the Chief, a couple of stooges, or messengers if you prefer, and of course the inevitable stowaways. One of the stowaways was a choice bit of femininity — about one hundred and sixty pounds and five feet ten. She made up to the skipper of course. The skipper ' s wife, immediately purring the girl down as a second rate tramp (which she was) took frequent occasion to check up on the skipper. Thus the first act ended with a song, " Three Cheers for Quarterboom. " The plot of the second act centered for the most part around the skipper ' s efforts to sell the idea of using his entertainment acts for a dance that some of the citizenry of the metropolis wanted to hold aboard the showboat. Complications ensued in the great difficulty experienced in keeping the showboat afloat. So much for the plot. The second act just mentioned provided the vehicle for some very tuneful music; a number by the leader of the NA lo, Joe Dodson, and a first act song by Whitman added to the original music. Wood ' s number, " Proposal in E Flat " really started the Regiment to humming. And for blue melody " Delusion " cannot be beaten. Who could forget the stirring strains of " Weary Twilight " ? t( Mv Hands are Tied- 15 ANTD 4 NUTS AND BOATS " Wood not only wrote a lion ' s share of the orig- inal music for the show, but plaved in his own inimitable stvle the blood stirring " Bolero " of Ravel on the organ. That was not the most novel of the ideas employed in the show bv a long shot. In addition there were scenic effects that gave the perfect illusion of a boat moving past a bank and coming to a dock, or a ship sinking with water rising in view through the window and fish swimming around the boat visible through the port. These scenic effects added a finished touch to the work of a livelv aggrega- tion of entertainers. As part of the showboat troop there was the usual dance chorus, but better than usual in their rhythm. The ballroom dance team deserves a word of praise for their contribution. The Glee Club sang Wood ' s music with real finesse and expression. The rollicking songs of the first act, and the harmonious melo- dies of the second act were all well sung. The orchestra handled its music beautifully, and the Mandolin Club supplied a few lively minutes. The NA lo, always popular, rendered modern ik She ' s Way up Thar 362 " NUTS AND BOATS " swing music and original harmony with equal aptirude. But perhaps credit belongs more with the bovs who toil unseen than with any others. The stage gang handled difficult sets admirably, the prop gang under extremely trying conditions supplied costumes and props with great effic- iency. The juice gang did the best work of its career, and had the cleverest sign in quite some years hanging above the entrance to Mahan Hall. In the last analysis the people who are reallv responsible for a show ' s success are the ones who stav behind the scenes. Behind the activities of the cast and the gangs was the director, Colbert, and the business staff of Bark- ely and Gardes. And to the officer representative, Lt. Christie, he all credit given, for no words can express his invaluable aid in presenting the show. This is the second time in two years that an original production has been chosen for the Musical Club ' s Show, and the success of the pro- ductions both from an entertainment and financ- ial point of view have shown conclusively that talent is not dead within the Regiment. Adrift in the Chesapeake Where Can She Be The Principals Slumming on Park Avenue 1 1 1 ( v ( x • r ' ' ' -7 X .- j: % % Lucxttjuoru Wallace Editor LUCKY BAG THE task is now completed, and we look back on all the days spent in planning, revising, and replanning the Lucky Bag. The staff has done some real work, but that work has been an enjoyable experience, and we hope sincerely that we have fulfilled the trust put in us by our classmates to put out a Lucky Bag worthy of thirty-seven. Two years ago, the Editor was elected. He chose his assistants, and we started out with real enthusiasm to learn the many ramifications of what appeared to the then uninitiated a fairly simple job — the book is out, and we are still finding out things. First came the job of selecting our co-workers — the printer, the engraver, and the photographer. After wrangling and arguing among ourselves for days on each contract, we finally decided, and then the real work began. Biographies were written after weeks spent in getting non-cooperating roommates to write them, formal and informal pictures were taken, and the main section of the book was well underway. Came first class cruise, with much planned, but little accomplished due Fisher, Shaffer, Kreikenbaum, Hess Editorial Aui slants Jordan, Sports Editor Doerflinger, Production Manager LUCKY BAG to the lassitude coincident witii .ill cruises. The Luckv Bag office on board the Wyoming became a haven of rest, and an excellent place to write letters to theO. .-V. O., and type greasy engineer- ing notebooks. Dunn? first class academic year the midnight oil has burned extensively in the office as the big job of making layouts, choosing pictures, v ' riting copy, and keeping up with a tough schedule proceeded. We followed tradi- tion, provided much worry for our printer, and equally as many woes for our engraver, but all concerned were determined that the book would come out on time. Finally, with the deadline approached and passed, and with the volume of work seemingly non-reducible, we sent the last copy, the last Press O. K. off to Rochester, and then waited for the book to arrive. Constant friendly combat with the Business staff for more money, and the ever present race against time have added spice to the doing. We now regard the product of so much thought, worry, and strife with pride, and hope that the sack has been changed into a Bag that satisfies. Padgett Officer Representative BuRFEiND, Held, Huelsenbeck, Bo. ' il Photographic Staff Arentzen, Activities Eilirm Adams, C ass History Eiiirm 367 Robertson Bitsimss Manager Shick i| Circulation Manager LUCKY BAG THEORETICALLY there are two sides to every question but the Business Staff defies all traditions, and maintains that where the Editorial Staff is concerned there is only one. And the answer to all such questions is " No, it costs too much. " However, an editorial staff grudged every inch of the way will still manage to arrive at the same goal and with undiminished vigor shout for more money. Acquiring some twenty odd thousand dollars is still a more difficult task than trying to prevent its being spent. Great plans were made during Second Class Year which all culminated hi long " bull sessions " on the cruise in which much was said and little accomplished. Finally with more ex- uberance than system, advertising letters began to be written. Immediately a great truth was discovered — high priced talent is very plenti- ful, but workers are very few and far between. Despite the lassitude that creeps over one on cruises, our first broadside of letters was finally launched before the Academic year began. To LUCKY BAG the members of the advertising stalF goes credit for a task well done. They finally went well over their quota. They will always be remembered for their unique and justly infamous filing sys- tem. It is hoped that they will soon cease to begin their letters to their sweethearts through force of habit with phrases such as " May we again remind you of the opportunities offered by the Lucky Bag of 1937. " To the Circulation Staff may be attributed many of the Lucky Bags received by O. A. O. ' s throughout the land, for that was a favorite argument. Much may be said concerning the circulation files also, for Stew, the manager, has an eye for color. We have learned much, and will remember our " Lucky Bag days " with pleasure. As the book is com- pleted, and we collect the last few dollars, we are glad to have had the opportunity to work on it. When we turn over the key to the Class of 1938, we will have only one source of com- plaint. We wish the editorial staff would return that steel rule that it borrowed some months ago. Grantham Aiivenishig M,mt)g: Howard, Hansen, Stuart, Stewart, Willey, Cruse emulation 369 Top Row: Grantham, Filippone, Keen, Walker, Gilkeson. Second Row: Cunningham, Stokes, Davies, Hall, O Xeil, Nixon. Front Row: Brown, Lanham, Mead, Jordan, Arentzen THE LOG SOMEBODY has to put it out, because strangely enough it is not a natural phenomenon accompanying the sixth dav of the week. " IT, " of course, is " THE LOG. " The poor unfortunates burdened with this thankless task are the members of the LOG staff. Of course, they don ' t do all the work involved out of pure altruism, and love for the reading public. Putting out " THE LOG " is good fun. It also in- volves its small share of glory, but the thing that holds the boys in that grip of fascination is that last minute mad hectic rush on Wednesday afternoon with fifteen minutes ' til supper formation and four pages to go and no copy. And it ' s almost as bad to start collecting the pages and find that somehow, somewhere an extra page has crept in. Cutting out a page sounds easy, but there is lots more than appears on the surface. Getting copy off Sunday night, rushing that three color cover in to the engraver on time, finding something in that so-called cut exchange that will go along with this article — it ' s all a part of getting out the Naval Academy weekly humor magazine, " THE LOG " (We should have put a question mark behind that word " humor, " but for the fact that the editor frowns on such juvenile practices). There ' s a great deal that goes on behind the scenes that is not appreciated by the regiment who take I 370 TopRow. Hovie, Salmon, Spljin. Rubcrts, Hodapp, Sterling, Holt, Lineh.in. Si ;i i,l K- .7 Joh.inssoii, usso , IisIilt, Zi;iir]s, Siegmund, Treanor, Munson, Korb, Clair. Third Row.- Sawyer, Baker, Stott, White, Tistadt, Weschler, QuiUin, Crouch, Trice, Dupzyk, Heagy, Smith, Caspari, Brundidge. Fourfb Row: Arthur, Silk, Sonenshein, Lawrence, Savidge, Harden, Leydon, Ginn, Watts, ' Gorcyk, Brenner, Castello. " fi A Row.- Weems, Olah, Raguet, Benham, Wolfe, Bush, Fleps, Tucker, Van Landingham, Cox, Brown, Graff. J .vr ) Rok.- Walker, Filippone, Stokes, Adams, Grantham, Dodson, Keen, Cunningham, O ' Neil, Nixon, Gregg. Front Row.- Henderson, Vance, [ordan, Gilkeson, Brown, Mead, Lanhani, Hall, Davies, Arentzen. t THE LOG the weekly efforts of the staff more or less for granted. There are the boys on the staff of the battalion representa- tives who wrest humor out of humorless plebes, and play an important part in the circulation set-up. The various business gangs have done a magnificent job of making " THE LOG " a solvent proposition. Thank the advertising staff for those Petty ads. They lived in constant strife with the editorial staff, who simply won ' t put their precious ads where they want them. The circulation staff keeps " THE LOG " spread among all the sweethearts and wives from sea to sea. The cut exchange also performs a valuable service. When it comes to actually putting out the magazine, the editorial board finds itself with the sack. Proof must be read, and the sports and news-editors must assemble their pages. Advertising pages must be made up — always a head- ache, when numerous tobacco ads all insist to be at least five pages from the nearest similar ad, and there are only thirty-two pages in the book. Feature pages must be made up, jokes must be culled over to find the least aged. And over it all hovers the editor. He makes up pages here and there, consults with the printer ' s representative, helps out anyone in a tough spot, and finally arranges all the dummy pages of the finished product, " THE LOG. " i 1 tv Filippone 371 TRIDENT SOCIETY THE Trident Society, founded in 1914, has as its mission the development among the future naval officers of the ability to write well and concisely. In addition, it aims to discover, collect, and preserve naval literature. By publica- tion of the new " Trident, " the staff of 1957 has done a gratifying, revolutionary job. A new format, larger size, and advanced ideas in magazine makeup were adopted to put the Trident up in the first flight of college literary periodicals. The task of completing the revision of the " Book of Navy Songs, " begun so well by last year ' s staff, fell to the lot of 1937. This publication now contains the latest Naval Academy songs which it has lacked for so iV iV Rich i iV Top Row: Ready, Fleps, Frorath. Second Row: Olah, Shoaf, Hendrickson, DeLaure.il, Front Row: Kissinger, Julihn, Rich, Adams, Ballinger. Andrea, Managhan, Woodard. many years. Last year saw the completion of another re- vision to a Trident Society publication; that of " Anchor ' s Aweigh, " a collection of Naval Academy poems which has proven very popular. Still another publication of the Trident Society took birth this year in the form of the " Calendar of the Navy " containing daily naval historical data, out- standing events of each week pictorially represented, and the year ' s basketball, baseball, and football schedules. The Trident Society has helped to provide an outlet for any literary talent hidden in the Naval Academy. 372 I I iV Mead REEF POINTS REEF Points has been called the " Plebe Bible " and is . written more for them than for any other group. In the 1956-37 publication, the staff of Reef Points attempted to present a handbook which, while giving the maximum amount of information to the new plebe class, would be of great interest to the readers outside the walls of Bancroft Hall. The large increase in circulation shows how well the staff achieved its aim. We departed from the time-worn binding that had been used ever since we could remember, and adopted a new design of our own. Then to brighten its pages we designed them in an artistic manner. Much of the material was reproduced from last )-ear ' s Reef Points, but iV 1 iV Top Rou: Dwyer, Weber, Gilkeson, Colbert, Halla, Owen, Rawie. Front Row: Davies, Grantham, Mead, Rankin, O ' Neil. whenever possible we added new material, and corrected errors that were found in previous editions. In short, our aim in the compilation of our work was to present the maximum amount of information in the most readable fashion. If we have succeeded even partially in this aim we will consider the hours of labor spent in its preparation well repaid, for nothing could be more creditable than trying to bridge the large gap that a plebe has to cross when he first enters the Navy. Reef Points gives a groundwork of in- formation on which the plebe can build his own bridge. 373 •Ci - -li jomT V.wy» ( X ' . rX 7 I " t TTuUbb eA iV ART CLUB I IKE all other exrra-curricular activities at the Naval Academy, the Art Club serves a two fold purpose. It enables its members to gain a wide varietv of useful and valuable experience, and it provides a helping hand in the success of several other ventures. Everv publication at the Academv needs a cover design and illustrations; every show needs posters for advertising. In addition at frequent inter- vals poster contests are held as an added attraction to slum- bering genius. The membership of the Art Club is very small, for relativelv few midshipmen feel the urge to try their hand at art. In spite of the limited membership it manages to complete a large amount of work, and satisfies i ' I I Clegg ii w • • f P ! » ' " , • • ftlH . .- .., 5 i. • • • • • • • • • » « • " 1 • i ' i ' -4 ' t- Standiiig: Olah, Pratt, Post, Tauger, Steffen. Seated: Madison, Clegg, Davies. ii most of the demands made of it. On the whole its work is commendable, and occasionally glimpses of real talent are seen. The cartoons in the Log, the Trident art work, and the various posters calling attention to various per- formances and special events attest the appreciation of talent on the part of the members of this organization. Although this is a comparatively new group it is one of the most useful organizations that we have. By no means a group of long haired Bohemians, this group of versatile pen and brush wielders can be depended on in the pinches. 376 I Da VIES RING COMMITTEE AROUND the beginning of second class summer a Com- . mittee was hand-picked by those who cared to attend the class meetings to design and have made a suitable class ring. During the ensuing months the Committee worked hard on the designs furnished by the various jewelry com- panies interested in making the ring. Finally the Committee selected two rings and decided to place them before the class for approval. Then the real politics began. Special groups were formed to enlarge on the relative merits of one ring over the other. Many of us were gullible enough to believe these politicians. In fact many of us took up their cause so that when the election was held one ring was otk IS wofl:, lip of olik CillW neks. i Standing: Carson, Clegg, Newell, Minter, Cousins. Seated: Brown, Julihn, Davies, Eoal, Henderson. selected by an enormous majority. Then the Committee arranged the business matters connected with the entire transaction in order to obtain the rings for us with the least amount of trouble. Finally the rings became a part of us with that long to be remembered Ring Dance. They are a svmbol of the class and will be a badge of recognition as long as a member of the class of ' 37 lives. Actually the ring is just so much metal pressed into a certain design, but in reality is it not more? Is it not an intangible and yet com- pelling bond of friendship? 377 Srnndiii : Groves, Nicholson, Colbert, Jordan. SeiiteJ: Bringle, Gardes, Hall, Davies, Adams. H.M. 1 tv iV CHRISTMAS CARD COMMITTEE EACH February the new Christmas Card Committee takes from the previous committee the responsibility of securing for the Regiment a distinctive Christmas card. Suggestions are made to, and by, the committee for the production of a card typical and worthy of the Regiment. In the past vear an attempt was made to bring to the fore the " glorv that was " in the days of wooden fighting ships. What could better serve the purpose than the reproduction of the engagement between the Constellation and the L ' hi- snrgeiite, the new painting in Memorial Hall. In the name of the Regiment cards bearing the Season ' s Greetings were sent to all the ships in the fleet, and to the host of friends of the Regiment as a whole. Each midshipman also sent out his quota of cards to his personal friends, and this card carried our Christmas wishes to many homes. By these remembrances it is hoped that an expression of appreciation has been conveyed to those individuals and organizations, both foreign and American, who have made so enjoyable our brief contacts with them. Every year, just before that glorious Christmas leave, the Hall resounds with the cry — " All hands draw Christmas Cards immediately. " Woe be- tide the unfortunate who has delayed making out his list. Those bags full of our expressions of cheer attest the en- ergetic work of the Christmas Card Committee. 378 1 iV Top Ron:- Hunniciit, Mendenhall, Broun, Folsoni, Worden, Wood. Front Row: Kissinger, Ferrara.Julihn, Woodhull, Schmidt. CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION THIS organization exists to foster and engender a moral, religious, and cultural spirit aiming toward the ulti- mate in happv lives. Where the attention to pressing routine has served to diminish the influence of things spiritual, so essential to the completeness of life, the Naval Academy Christian Association has grown to enjoy a position unique in regimental affairs. Never on a Sunday night is one quite ready to pick up the thread of academics so hastily dropped at the conclusion of Saturday ' s classes, and thus is welcomed the brief interlude between the evening meal and study hour when there can be enjoyed the yarns of old sailors, the philosophy of thoughtful men, or the detailed ex- perience of men of action as recounted from the rostrum of Memorial Hall. For some of us the habit of attendance has continued on from Plebe Year, in spite of the lure of the radio. Besides the service of magazines and periodicals placed regularly in Smoke Hall which help to keep the news starved Midshipmen up with the world, and the presentation of Bibles to the Graduating Class, there has been the greater service of the Chaplain himself to each one of us. Whether Father, Padre, Reverend or Holy Joe the smile has alwavs been just as contagious, the greeting just as hearty, the fellowship just as sincere, and the influence of his splendid spirit just as profound. tv i V tv JuLIHN 379 HOP COMMITTEE WITH clockwork regularity, hops come and go, and for many years it was the custom to have the Academy dances of a standard and formal pattern. More recently. Hop Committees have sought to vary the setting and the atmosphere of each successive hop. These men have considered it their duty to make each hop more entertaining than the last. The 1936-37 Hop Committee attacked the problem with an ardent and fresh enthusiasm. With the complete cooperation of the Academy orchestra under Lieutenant Sima, and the Building and Grounds Depart- ment under Mr. Davey, the Committee has succeeded in producing a series of eighteen delightful dances throughout tv iv iV Cunningham 1 L. .. -.1. ? ; : ] : : ' m I 1 mfi ' .i!«(ti-4er » Top R.m- Worlc- Turnh.iuiih. Burns, O.ilton, B.UJnch, T,.ft, WooIcn Sc. ,:.I Row: Fuller, Olah, King, Boal, Rich, Ross, Barnini;er, Reinh.irt, Carroll. Fr«:ii Row: Northwood, Davies, Colbert, Cunningham, Sanderson, burgess. the academic year. Hallowe ' en, Christmas, and Easter have all been commemorated by special decorations, and the beauty of Dahlgren Hall on these occasions made these hops a mark for future committees. Besides receiving with the hostess, the Hop Committee has the mission of making those irrepressibles who are devoted to the more weird and un- orthodox shagging methods refrain from being menaces to the rest of us on the floor. June Week, and another class takes charge of the many details that require so much care; to the out-going group, the Regiment may say, " A task well done. 380 tv CHOIR ONCE upon a time there used to be a nice secluded spot back of the Chapel, where sat the choir. To be a member of the choir, and have the pleasure of catching a nice peaceful nap during the sermon was a cherished privi- lege of the first class. Not so now. Times have changed, and now the choir is a large and flourishing organization of some eighty or ninety men drawn from all classes, with a goodly number from the plebes, situated in front of the chapel for all eyes to see, and all ears to hear. Under the able direction of Professor Crosley the choir contributes its share to the Sunday morning service in the Mother Church of the Navy. The weekly anthem, and singing of the hymns tv i Top Row- Schwab, Angst.i Jt, Trum, Schmierer, Edwards, Howard, Dexcer, Hooper, Cassel, Allen, Dudley. Second Row: Ballou, Snyder, Noll, Duncan, Quinn, Stultz, Westbrook, Chisoim, Paller. ThirJ Kow: Hemingway, Reigert, Wood, Renfro. Banvard, Hunt, Condir, Sim, Stevens, Brown, Elwood, Alford. Fourth Row: Fuller, Ray, Dayton, Carlson, Young, Whalen, Cross, MacMurray, Milligan, Cady, Danfortli, Stevens. F frt Row: Ingham, Burns, John, St. John, Lee, Bogley, Maver, Shaw, Schreiter, Goodman, McCarthy, Cox. Front Row: Sherry, Zimny, Burgess, Street, Stuessi, Shaffer, Clark, Rengel, Schmidt, Moore, Gustin. and chants, is a regular part of the ceremony. Some members of the choir also add their talent to the service by singing reallv well done solos and duets. In addition, the choir usually manages to find time in what little of the drill periods are devoted to rehearsal, to work u p a cantata or song service sung on Easter Sunday. The biggest event of the year, as far as the choir members are concerned is the annual trip to the National Cathedral in Washington. This trip, inaugurated two years ago, has proved a great success both as a treat for the choir, and as a musical offering. 381 i 1 tv CLASS SUPPER COMMITTEE FIRST Class Supper — a unique occasion for it brings together three hundred so-called after-dinner speakers without a single speech. Is is the dutv of the Committee to provide the class, at this last informal get-together, with a chow that is a chow, unparalleled in the annals of mess- hall history, and to arrange for entertainment from the best talent available on the vaudeville stage. At the banquet the spirit of comraderie runs rife; the old stories of " See you at Pensacola " and " Meet you at the dock in Pedro " are heard over and over. The gourmands are satisfied for once in their naval careers. And all of the first class are in high spirits, for the end of that interesting yet four year grind is in sight. " No More Rivers " is the theme song as they cast off the yoke and take up the reins. A few are reminiscing of the good ol ' days of the cruises and the W ' oozes; fewer still are really saying goodbye; the majority, however, are seeking just a pleasant evening among com- rades with the same hope and the same ambitions. Ship assignments are out, orders are in hand and commissions are merely awaiting signatures, uniforms have been bought and somewhat paid for, worries are over for the present. With complete and vouthful enthusiasm another class toasts the Fleet, and prepares to venture into the unknown but much heralded life there. CuiCN ' INGH- M . ' lli.1 382 StaiiJiii : Sanderson, Rich, Lvke, Taylor, Clegg, Walker, Julihn, Matheson, Nestor. Senred: de Golian, Madison, Davies Colbert, Cunningham, Kissinger, Woodhull. 1 ik 1 Colbert I RING DANCE COMMITTEE OUR ring dance was one we will long remember because it was both different and exceedingly pleasant. To this Committee much of the credit is due. They conceived, and against opposition they executed, the various ideas which were consummated on that night in June, 1956. The dance was held in Smoke Park which had been decorated very expertly to resemble Grecian Gardens. Columns decorated the sides of the walk, and the orchestra stand was formed by a row of columns. On the terrace beneath Mem Hall a beautiful fountain played under the beams of vari-colored lights. Ozzie Nelson and his dance band played for the dancing with vocalizing by the beauteous Harriet Hilliard. We dined in the park at small individual tables lighted with the latest in indirect lighting. We danced on waxed cement that was decorated in the most modernistic of effects. The weather, which was the only unpredictable factor in the plans, turned out to be perfect. A mass of detail presented itself to the Committee from electric lighting to finding a dye that was removable " after the ball was over, " and the boys used good drill week rest hours to make the dance a success. Their work was well repaid by the flood of compli- ments which the drags and Middies paid them. Of course we will always remember the trips through the ring ! 383 MOVIE GANG THERE will be movies in Smoke Hall tonight! " When this word is passed, there is no time wasted in getting out of the messhall, and when the show starts, there also starts a chorus of, " Focus! " , " Louder! " , or " What ' s next? " . " There will be a Popeye and a newsreel, " and with these words expectations run high, only to be dashed when the film is put in backwards or the sound apparatus goes on an unexpected vacation. The main object of the Movie Gang is to show newsreels for the enjoyment of the Regi- ment, but it does not stop there. When Warner Brothers gave the Academy the Capehart radio-phonograph, it be- came the duty of the Movie Gang to look out for it, seeing Whe Top Ko Wolfe, Fuller, Elsom, Carlson. SeamJ Row: Hoyle, Muhlenberg, Cook, Glendenning, Shock, Clark, RoJdis, Linehan, Borden, Bounds. Front Row: Haines, Mead, Comdr. Meek, Wheeler, Wescott. ii that the phonograph and radio work, and providing the newest records for the enjoyment of the pool room boys. So the Movie Gang goes on, giving its members practical experience in the operation of the projectors, and giving them pleasure in providing enjoyment for the rest of the Regiment. Those new Sunday socials in Smoke Hal! have their music furnished bv the phonograph under the super- vision of the Movie Gang, and it is their excellent care of this instrument that keeps it always readv to provide the inspiration to trip the light fantastic. 384 Da VIES CREST COMMITTEE NEAR the beginning of plebe year a committee was formed to design a crest for our class. The Committee was selected by the class in the usual political manner which, however, was not so obvious as in the later years of this class. The Committee then went to work, and after much work, and consultation with the representatives of the manufacturing jewelers, four designs were brought out. These for some reason did not appeal to the class, and back the designs went for revision. This time a vote was held, and the class selected the one that they liked best. The Committee was certainly glad that their labor was now over. Theirs had been the unenviable task of choosing de- 5 bovs. aciical of lilt 1 have suptc- care of i From Left to Right: Brown, Nicholson, Davies, Madison, Henderson. signs which would lend themselves to die pressing, and which would still be distinctive and beautiful. Then in June we began to buv crests for mothers, sweethearts, etc., and started to become accustomed to its appearance. When the crest linallv became a part of our ring we decided that it was really a good looking ornament. We have learned to like the crest, and now criticize those of the other classes in the same manner that we were wont to regard ours in its infancv. Our crest was designed and originated in our class, and it has become an integral part of it. 385 1 i ll " t tt ll 1 tr Tap Raw: Watson, Tunnel, Bonner, Kovaleski, Fahy, Cattermole, Adams, McCallister, Cluster. Secoml Ron:- Stott, Duncan, Buchanan, Teie, Gordon, Andrews, Colsen. T jini Raw: Seymour, Sharpe, Salvage, Laney, Phalen, Laird, McCoy, McBrayer, Burda, Vogel, Goodfellow, Easterbrook. Faurth Row: St. John, Shoaf, Zoeller, Wood, McCormick, Anderson, McLaughlin, Helfriclc, Von Bremen, .Schieger. Fifth Raw: Muhlenberg, Suydam, Kramer, Seifert, Allison, Brown, Schoolsby, Utley, Dunford, Hemingway, Bried. Sixtt Raw: Truax, Black, Hartmann, Flenniken, Brenner, Barbee, Cook, McCuUum, Merritt, Miller. Franr Row: Hedgecock, Olsen, Richardson, Lt. Burford, Wescott, Goodloe, Groves, Bevernick, Figuera. tv x W E LDIT RADIO CLUB THE Amareur Radio Club can take the squeaks out of radios, and it receives many squawks for the noise made in the First Batt, but behind this two-fold squeaking, the Club has a two-fold purpose; to maintain the interest of those who are hams, and to provide a program of educa- tion for those interested in amateur radio, but who are not qualified as operators. To further the first end, the Club, through the members of the technical committee, has worked faithfully during the year to transform a low power rig donated by the Navy Department into a medium power rig. This vear has also seen the advent of radio-telephone at the Naval Academy, developed from existing equipment by members of the Club. A new receiver completes the station. To provide a program of education for those inter- ested in learning something about radio, and to qualify persons for amateur licenses, code and theory classes have been formed, meeting twice weekly. Here, then, is an up- to-date station on the air, providing a course of basic in- struction in the fundamentals of radio, one of the few extra-curricular activities at the Academy which has a program designed to be of future use to the Naval Officer, for communicaions are important in the efficiency of our Fleet. If this organization has served to interest and train its members, its purpose has been fulfilled. I 1 386 TopKou: HcJi ecOLk, c Jonn Mocc, McNitt, Suddath, Baldridge, Dimmick, Wolfe, Hoyle. Second Ron: Harrington, Suydam, Conrad Bolam Raguet DeLaureal, Tinling, Haines, Brown " Brvant. Front Row: Carroll, Patriarca, Crenshaw, Gardes, Gilkeson, Mead. Halla,Boal, Wallace. RECEPTION COMMITTEE VERY few midshipmen sitting in the stands in Thomp- son Stadium on a fall afternoon stop to realize who takes care of the visiting football team after the game. Perhaps vou have heard the " excused from drill and evening meal formation " list of names read otf at formation, but have given the occasion little, or no, thought. Within the Regiment there is a small but efficient group that does its best to make our visitors comfortable. The Reception Committee consists of a First Class Chairman and a ' ice- Chairman, assisted bv four Second Class chairmen, and various members of the regiment. Upon this small group falls the task of taking care of as many as fifteen visiting reams in one week-end during the winter season. The Re- ception Committee provides a valuable opportunitv to meet men from other colleges, and it is an activity that keeps going the entire vear. The members of the Committee assume personal charge of a visiting group from arrival to departure. Thev eat with the visitors, show them the Academy, escort them to their athletic meets, and try to answer the numerous questions that strangers ask. A friendly greeting from all hands goes a long way in leaving with our opponents a true impression of the Naval Academy, and sending them back to their campuses with a pleasant memorv of their visit. 1 iV iV Gilkeson 387 QUARTERDECK THE successful Naval Officer has a vast and varied amount of equipment. He must possess an extensive technical knowledge. This is supplied by his four years at the Naval Academy, and by subsequent schooling and experience. He must have moral fiber, courage, honesty, and a burning ambition to advance the service. He must be a leader, for the Navy has an ever increasing need for real leaders. These qualities are inborn, and are nurtured through long years of training and experience. An element which is not inborn, and for which little formal training has been provided is overlooked by the majority of people. Ben Jonson clothed the value of speech in words when he said, H. LL. 1 iV Top Raw: Ogle, Peterson, Miller, White, Glendenning. Second Row: Harmon, Smaley, Holdredge, McNitt, Baldrich, Mendenhall, Wood, Ela, Marsh. T m Komv Johannsen, Mandel, Conrad, Raguet, Swanson, Bush, Wolfe, Cassidy, Brown, Raymer. Front Row: Leedy, Holingsworth, Carroll, Crenshaw, Halla, Hoyle, Dacey, Snyder, Lovelace. " Language most shows a man, speak, that I may see thee. " A part of the Regiment realizes the importance of improve- ment of speech technique. This group has enthusiastically supported the Quarterdeck Society as a means of developing effective oral expression. The organization has grown to the point where it is conducting both debating and extem- poraneous contests in the regiment. Its results have demon- strated their worth. Our aim for the future is to imbue every JMidshipman with the necessitv and importance of its work. 388 1 tv iV BOAT CLUB THE Naval Academy Boat Club, organized barely a year ago by the Superintendent and a group of midshipmen, is now accepted as one of the most pleasant activities at the Naval Academy. Its purpose is fundamental to an officer of the Fleet — " to advance professional knowledge through providing training facilities for midshipmen, in boat build- ing, repair and operation of power boats, the service, oper- ation, sailing, and handling of vessels, in piloting and gen- eral seamanship, and to provide recreation and to encourage interest in water borne craft. " Included in the Boat Club Squadron are the famous ocean racer, Vamarie, donated to the Regiment last fall, four o ft. Diesel auxiliary ketches. i:V iV I. f ' ' Top Rou:- Farrior, W .itson, Ellis, Cassidv, Muhlenberg, Benthin, Shuhert, Wood, Cl.igett, Circcne, Hciiiein .i , Seed, Zoeller. Second Row- Morse, George, Brown, Elsom, Shumwav, Dean, Colson, Lattimore, McDonald, Henry, Burkhart, Robertson, Butler. Third Raw: Kleiss, Stilvvell, Holdredge, Huizenga, Lovig, Henderson, Libhey, Weymouth, O ' Kelly, Leedy, Hoyle. Fourth Rou ' .- Minor, Hedgecock, Savidge, Gould, Ravmer, Fletcher, Millard, McNitt, Bliss, Plummer. Fronr Row: Boal, Doerflinger, Tavlor, Jackson, Worth, Hirschherger, Hall, Shamer, Woodworth, Brenner, Srubbart. four Star boats, and an increasing number of private boats, owned and, in several cases, built by midshipmen members. Small boat racing has been encouraged, and this year a team represented the Naval Academy in a frostbite dinghy race against an experienced group from M. I. T, on the Charles River. To all those among us who answer to the call of blue water, and white sails filled with a spanking breeze, the Boat Club is a welcome addition to our many activities. Under the capable guidance of the Superintendent, great strides have been taken to increase the love of the sea. 389 •Ci Top Raw: Carroll, Splain, Hayden, Roberts, Korb, Castello. Front Row: Taylor, Cunningham, Patrick, Jordan, Willey. PRESS DETAIL Shufper, Hughes, Street CHEER LEADERS ■is 390 tl Me.id, Goodman, Innliiii;, Laniuuii, Btowniiin. PEP COMMITTEE Glennok, Goat, Rimmer GOAT KEEPERS 391 P ™ Tn , » j» • ■ • L 2ilxuiy What would our week-ends have been without a Navy team to cheer for? How much duller might our days have been if we did not have the opportunity to try our skill at our favorite sport! We didn ' t all win N-stars, or even make the team, but we had a good time trying. That December day in Philly ' s Municipal Sta- dium — those toe to toe slugfests in the gym — Saturday afternoon thrillers over at Dahlgren — all are here. Our four-N ' s will ring out, no matter whether we go on to victory or down in defeat. 1 f " " " " " ' ' % % ■v i i ti i i i •w ' i , x ' — -. ( I ' VsrV X- X ' ' J . 7 C__ „,x V K u iV FOOTBALL N A ' Y opened its ' 56 season a hit slowly, but if results proved somewhat disappointing at times during mid-season the crashing finale more than compensated for it. The first Saturday following leave found Thomp- son Field invaded by our traditional first game rivals, William and Mary. Although rolling up some 400 yards from scrimmage to the Indians ' 75, the Blue and Gold had considerable difficulty crossing the final white stripe as drive after drive was halted, largely because of over- eagerness and ragged blocking. The Indians ended a long Navv march in the early stages by recovering a fumble, and then used Bunch ' s fine punting and their wind ad- vantage to hold off the Tars. However, Schmidt, Thomas, and Ingram teamed up to bring Navy its first touchdown at the opening of the second quarter. Although the Sailor eleven continued to dominate the play, it was held scoreless until the final period, when a Navy surge was climaxed by two touchdowns in quick succession. Not to be outdone, William and Mary scored on the most sensational play of the afternoon, a pass-and-run affair from Buch to Flickinger which netted 65 yards. Neither team was able to convert a point after touchdown. The first game of the season stood out because of the incon- sistency of the Navy attack. A brilliant play was invariably quickly offset by a very poor one. Davidson furnished the opposition on October 3rd, and it looked for a time as if the competition might prove just a bit stiffer than had been expected. The bovs J.WIILTON. Coach ' - ft t » » t .« 1 t » t f i ft iV W V •.C v Top Row: R.inkin, MiiuiL-lk i.lt-i k i , n,!r-Lv s. Hl.ih.i, llc t:!, Icrr.ir.i, NLiscin, Muse Second Row: Reimann, Player, Whitman, WliicesiJe, Wallace, Spector, Worden, Enirich, Fincher, Beard, Gunderson T wri Rouv Janney, Cook, Powell, Giirnee, Holovak, Coward, Ghesquiere, Dean, Ingram, McFarland Fourth Row: Hysong, Van Meter, Jarvis, S loan, Fleps, Franks, Lynch, Case, Antrim. Fike, West Front Row: Bringle, Schmidt, W ' ilsic, Thomas, Dul ois, Morrell, Soucek, Sooy, Miller, Soballe 398 ! FOOTBALL from the South had come to Annapolis with a reputation for a versatile and aggressive attack. Some fourteen thousand spectators were in no way disappointed. The trickv forward and lateral-passing attack of the visitors showed the Tars how much improvement in their defense was possible. It took a fine sixteen yard run on a reverse, Schmidt to Antrim, and Schmidt ' s conversion to give the Blue and Gold a 7-6 half time lead as the Davidson passing attack began to click. In the fourth quarter Navy got underway to score twice more and send the North Carolina boys home on the short end of a 19-6 count. This game saw Tommy Hamilton employing the old Rockne svstem of substituting eleven men at a time. Two complete teams played about equal portions of the game. By this time the spectators had begun to note with interest the outstanding line work of the two Navy guards, DuBois and Captain Morrell. The backheld had already begun to shape up nicely and were showing promise of great things to come with a little more steadiness and coordination. Virginia came to Crab- town with a much heralded passing attack and it looked for a while in the third quarter, with the score knotted at 14-all, as if the weakness of the Navy ' s pass defense was to bring its retribution. After the second stringers had held the Cavaliers even throughout a scoreless first quarter, the varsity started out to sweep the Virginians off their feet. In a scant half dozen plays they marched 65 yards to a score, followed almost instantly West, Manager McF. LL, Officer Representative iV iV Top Row: Brown, Carev, Ostrom, Davis, Williams, Dybdal. Howe, Sbisa Seconal Row: Bobczynski, Baughman, James, Blaha, Fleps, Schroeder, Gill, Rindskopf, Narter, Gurnee, Mendenhall, Felix, Royalty, Holt, Dinsmore, Beard Third Row: Nicodemus, Vandergnft, Muse, Hauck,Lee, Schlacks, Rynd, Adams, Ustick, Holovak, Neilsen, Anderson, Whitman Front Row: Bucklev, Bill, Gano, Adv, Graves, Ballinger, Adair, Giffen, Minvielle, Worden, Blankinship 399 Football a la Francaise by another. This 14-point lead was cut in half hv the opposition before intermission, George ' s miraculous leaping catch of Nistad ' s pass ac- counting for the touchdown. A startling toss which caught the Tar second stringers flatfooted pulled the Cavaliers even at the very begin- ning of the second half and gave the Blue and Gold fans a scare. How- ever, this was their last serious thrust. The Tars ' running attack soon began to function, as they pushed three touchdowns through a tiring Cavalier line. The last one was a 48-yard dash by Schmidt, although Cooke broke into the clear on a pass interception a few minutes later only to be hauled down on the five yard line as the game ended 35-14. In meeting Eli Yale for the second successive year the Sailors found the old Yale jinx very much intact. In the light of other games, the Yale game can scarcely be blamed on the even more famous Baltimore jinx, which now seems to have disappeared. At the outset the Bulldog was in complete control. Clint Frank, All-American back, had the Tar defenses Hare and Hounds Not An Inch Antri •d MiLLLR 400 m T 4 • 4r- ♦ ■ — i Vv - . ' : • V %-%. 5 s , I i I? IS 9 " s TuTTLE, Cross, Byng, Hamilton, Miller, Wilson, Schwabe completely fooled with his speedy, elusive running, and in the hrst ten minutes he played a major role in the march which gave the sons of Elihu a 6-0 advantage. Then the picture changed. The Navy eleven had solved the Blue attack and the corps of capable Yale backs found themselves bottled up. Annapolis power began to tell, and after the visitors had made two gallant stands, Ingram ' s shifty ball-carrying produced a long-overdue touchdown. The same talented gentleman then drop-kicked Navy into the lead. With the game almost in the bag late in the third quarter, the Tars suddenly found that the great Larry Kelley had taken matters in hand by kicking a fumbled punt to the Navy two. In a couple of plays old Eli had brought the count up to 1L-7 and, try as they could, the Navy could do nothing more about it, so there it stayed until the finish. Although play was still spotty and inconsistent. Navy had already shown marked improvement. Navy next attacked the Princeton Tiger in his Palmer Stadium lair and managed to keep i WiLSIE DuBoi; Up and At Em Schmidt boyroN, Mlht the Navy 401 All for the Cash Customers ts the beasc well in check except for a few minutes m the third quarter. The only trouble was that the aforementioned Tiger kept the Navy goat equally under control all afternoon. Showing power onlv when they really needed it, the home forces drove to their touchdown after White ' s brilliant return of the second half kick-off. The team seemed to be suffer- ing from a let down as the result of the Yale game and showed it in raggedness of their play, although they did get twelve first downs to Princeton ' s three. Perhaps the boys from Nassau were a bit overwrought bv their defeat at the hands of Penn the previous Saturday. At any rate, the morning papers bore the tale of a 7-0 Princeton victory. The Penn game at Franklin Field was the one game in which there was no question about the Navy ' s being out-played. Although they ran up against a hard-fighting band of Sailors, that sophomore " wonder " team of a few years ago just would not be denied a victory in their final season. The Quakers started off with a bang as a long dri ' e down the field, Off to the R. ces Sou Ingra fs L.HAiK L H Another Thom. s 402 f ' Tag — You ' re It Stalled hv a fifteen vard penalty, ended with a clean-cut field goal from the talented toe of Fran Murray. Soon the Red and Blue scored that touchdown which they had so narrowly missed as Schuenemann took Schmidt ' s blocked kick on the Navy 19 and went over. Navy retaliated by blocking one of Murray ' s quick kicks and recovering on the 8. Penn held and Murrav kicked out to the 40. On the first play Bill Ingram passed to Antrim, who stepped off ' thirty yards for the Blue and Gold ' s only score. Kurlish wound up the afternoon ' s scoring with a weak side spinner after Miller ' s 37 yard run had put the ball in position. The Navy did very well in holding a truly brilliant Penn team as well as they did. The 16-6 score just about tells the story. Facing a favored Notre Dame team in Balti- more Stadium the next Saturday, the team did itself proud as Schmidt ' s punting and Ingram ' s drop kicking gave the Tars a 3-0 triumph. The Irish were within the Navy two-yard stripe on two occasions, bur a fumble and a pass completed beyond the end -Cs Lynch ti Ferrar. Oof! Case Will Hl Make It? 403 41 TiETAM Never Misses -d zone enabled the Blue to keep its goal line clean. The fumble came as an anti-climax to an early Rambler march in which they appeared invincible. From the kickoff they rolled smoothly and relentlessly to the portals of the Navy goal, where a vicious tackle by Antrim caused Simonich to lose the ovoid, and Ferrara saved the day by recovering. The Tars then started a drive of their own which penetrated the Notre Dame twenty-yard zone before it was halted. Then in the second quarter, Kovalcik completed a pass to O ' Reilly, but the receiver was out of the end zone and it went for a touchback. Navy ' s one big chance came in the third period when Schmidt ' s out-of-bounds punt to the Ramblers ' half-yard line forced an end zone kick by O ' Neill which Ingram returned to the twenty- two. The Navy advance was stopped cold after Ingram had penetrated to the ten, so the versatile Navy back calmly kicked one squarely between the uprights. Perhaps the outstanding feature of the Navy play was the remarkable pass defensive work of the WT ' L| ■ 1 Close But No Cigar Janney Player i Point for Navy Edwards 404 4 Sneed Kicks it Away backfield. Although out-gained throughout, the Blue and Gold capital- ized on its hard fighting and alert play to bring back the bacon. Despite the bolstered confidence resulting from the victory over Notre Dame, the squad had some trepidation over the trip to Cambridge, as a vastly improved John Harvard had just run roughshod over the same Virginia team that had troubled the Navy earlier in the season. An aggressive Navy team took the opening kickofF and marched to a score, using nothing but straight football. The count was 6-0 before the Crimson so much as touched the ball, and it had risen t o 15-0 by half time. Harvard made another of its customary second half rallies to bring the score to 13-7 before the Navy could score again. The Crimson eleven had a number of better-than-average backs, headed by the hard-running Arthur Oakes, and although it was definitely out-classed by the Navy varsity and held even by the second string, the Cambridge team never stopped fighting. In the final quarter, after the Blue and Gold A Sloan Bringle John Harvard Sings the Blues Ma Franklin Field for the Last Time 405 . " i V Up Anchor i:v ■ " ?«. f I top-notchers had left the fray for good, Harvard ' s " mouse-trap " plays began to work on the scrubs and George Hedblom, a surprising sub- stitute, ripped off ' several sparkling runs which led to another touch- down. They were filling the air with passes as the game ended with Navy again on top, 2.0-13. Tommy Hamilton ' s last year at the helm of Navy football again saw a creditable season culminated by a victory over the Army, a fine ending for Tommv and for 37 ' s footballers. Navy entered the game the dopesters ' favorite, but found it no easy job to justify their faith. A determined Army Mule started right in from the opening whistle with a vicious, slashing attack that at times reached great brilliance. After halting drive after drive deep in their own territory, the Navy warriors seemed too tired to gain anything better than a scoreless tie, but Schmidt and Co. had other ideas in mind. Starting in the last few minutes on their own 2.7, the Blue and Gold pounded down the field in a brilliant sustained march featured bv Schmidt ' s fine " iJiTtaiiMiri rawriiiamt— M— § ' Boot It ! Andrfavs J. RVtS ■is Ganowav for the Navy Franks A,Q6 Army. You Stelr Sh -v-v-v! running and timely passes. The first play was Ingram to Schmidt to the Navy 35 and shortly later, another pass, this time Schmidt to Antrim, pushed the bail into Army territory. Two more dashes by Navy ball carriers netted another first down. Fike dropped into the backfield as Ingram passed to Tiny Lvnch on the Kaydet lo. Another pass, this time from Ingram to Fike, nearly proved disastrous as Craig apparently intercepted on the Army 3, but the field judge detected Army ' s Sullivan riding the receiver and it was the Navy ' s ball, first and goal to go. On the third attempt, Schmidt crossed the line and Ingram ' s conversion completed the 7-0 triumph. It is impossible to single out the Navy men responsible for the victory, as each did his job well. The brilliant runs of little Monk Meyer furnished the Army stands with their biggest thrills. No account of the season could be complete without a tribute to Lieu- tenant Hamilton. In his three years at the head of Navy football, he has compiled a trulv remarkable record. ik Fike 1: WftrnM ' f ' Reiman ' n We Can March, Too 407 i Sanderson, Captain iV SOCCER SOCCER is, next to football, the most popular fall sport. Over a dozen All-American stars have come from the Naval Academy teams since 1911, when " Tommy " Taylor put the first Navy squad on the field. This year, a nucleus of six lettermen returned around which to build a strong team. The experienced men were Shamer and Hall, fullbacks, Levdon, halfback, Shea, Whalen, and Sanderson, the captain. After five days of practice the squad opened their ' 36 season on Lawrence Field against a strong opponent, Haverford. The score was tied in the third quarter and remained tied after two extra periods. Haverford scored first. Von Bremen brought the Navy score up with a short shot in front of the goal and Hartigan followed with a high boot into the corner of the net to give the Blue a lead which was, however, tied in the second half. Sanderson ' s footwork was most outstanding during the Navy ' s cross-passing attack. With marked improvement the team defeated its next opponent, Lafavette, i-i. Neither side scored during the first half. Lafayette ' s captain tallied first. In the fourth quarter a penalty against Lafayette gave the ball to Leydon. He passed to " Sandy, " who in turn made a direct goal. The tied score required the playing of two extra five minute periods, during which ' on Bremen scored on a pass from Sanderson, to give Navv the lead. The midfield remained the center of scrim- maging until the final whistle. In the next game Gettysburg opened a hot attack which T.WLOR, Coach To Rottv Kilpairick, H.irnnstoii, Inir.ith, Kcllcv , Mcl-umhliii, L.ill.ih.in, Fcir.ii, M.ti ks, (.jciiiici,sli.uiscii Second Row: Angstadt, Beshany, Lauerman, Whalen, Haines, Hartiyan, MacDonakl, ICellev, Bijwell, Whistler Third Row: Farrell, Munson, Moan, Brenner, Nelson, Lake, Childers, Reid, Dalton, on Bremen, Graham, Sherry, Moore. Irvine Front Row: Taylor, Hall, Northuood, Leyden, McManus, Sanderson, Shea, Baldwin, Shamer, Phaler, Willey 408 SOCCER culminated in a goal early in the game. Captain Sander- son finally tied the score on a short corner shot after receiving a long kick from the midfield. Superb goal- keeping by Johnny Haines held the Gettysburg team to their single tally. ' on Bremen and " Sandy " each were able to score again, giving Navy three points to Gettys- burg ' s solitary goal. Thus far undefeated, the squad prepared to meet the Yale Bulldog, which had lost only one game in its preceding seasons. The Navy squad was determined to avenge the defeat of the previous year by the Eli. Never did a Navy team fight harder. Captain Sanderson won his own game by making the only goal of the game in the first quarter. So tight was the Blue and Gold defense that Yale had only two shots at the goal. Frank Shamer and Bud Hall with their long boots kept the ball out of Navy territory and Johnny Haines successfully intercepted the only serious Eli threat, a hard shot at the top of the goal, by slipping it over the back of the net. The Navy team tenaciously fought back a Yale rally in the second half. The next contest brought the team to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to face Lehigh, whom they out- classed completely in almost every phase of the game. Five minutes after the game began, the umpire awarded Navy a corner kick. Bowers dropped the ball in front of the goal, where Schumann bounced it into the net. The Blue had many other scoring opportunities in the first half, but failed to convert them. In the second half " Sandy " passed the fullbacks WiLLEY, Manager BuRFORD, Officer Representative Out Ot THE CuKNhH t ln« 409 Pass it to Sandy ik and scored directly for Navy. As usual the captain played an outstanding game, dribbling and passing around the Lehigh players. Finally the midshipmen converted another corner shot into a goal. This time Hank Lauerman kicked in front of the goal where it hit a Lehigh full- back and dropped into the net. During the remainder of the game Navy pressed on under the impetus and drive of substitutes Lake, Northwood, Baldwin, and Shea. Thus far the soccer squad was undefeated in a series of five consecutive games. Pennsylvania State remained the one challenge to a perfect season and perhaps an All-Eastern championship, but Penn State was represented by a combination that had not been beaten in two years. In spite of the stakes, the Navy squad could not muster enough force to end its season with a victory. However, the Blue and Gold defense held the opponents scoreless until two minutes before the end of the half when McEwan, the Penn State captain, with a hard low shot into the lower corner of the net, converted a free kick Hip Action Shea D. LTON -Ci Rest Cure Hall 410 The Goalie Has His Hands Full into a goal. Halfbacks McDonald and J. C. Kelley, next season ' s cap- tain, made a valiant drive during the second half against the Penn State line only to have the ball return time and time again into Navy terri- tory. The Penn State players were undeniably very experienced and skillful. Although the free-booters lost the last game of the season 3-0, they had the satisfaction of knowing that it was only the best of teams which had taken them over. Tommy Taylor ' s squad ended a very suc- cessful season of Association Football with many commendations and honorable mentions. Twenty men received letters in the sport and Cap- tain Sanderson was named on the All-Eastern team for the second time. Although the team loses through graduation three of its best players from the starting lineup. Captain Sanderson, Frank Shamer, and Bud Hall, there are all indications that next year ' s squad may even surpass the excellent achieve- ments of this season. Navy ' s Defense Blocks a Thru.st Lake ik Shamer NORTHWOOD Who ' s Going to Get it 411 i CROSS COUNTRY t; HE 1936 season saw one of the most creditable performances ever turned in by a Navy cross country team. Although the team contained no outstanding in- dividual star, it was evenly balanced and well supplied with first-rate performers, several of whom had alreadv had the benefit of a year of varsity experience. Howard Young, a game and talented runner, captained the team, although illness kept him from competing in half of the team ' s races. Under the tutelage of the sage Earl " Tom- my " Thomson, the harriers went through the season with a clean slate, winning most of their meets by a small margin, but always maintaining an advantage. In addition to having the first undefeated season since the great teams of ' 2.8 and ' 2.9, this squad set the pace in winning the first race away from the home course in the history of Navy cross country. During the afternoon when the team defeated Prince- ton on the Princeton course they learned that unfamiliar hills and dales require much harder plugging than home races. The University of North Carolina came the nearest to winning from the Blue and Gold in the first race of the year. Their sophomore star, Bill Hendrix, led the field with his brilliant running but could not offset the Navy teamwork that brought a ty-zS victory. On October 31 the harriers evened Navy ' s fall sport score with Princeton and avenged the defeat which the football team had sufl ered a week previous. Captain Fritz Rosengarten of Old Nassau paced the pack home, but Thomson, Caach ■Ci liiiik Row Thomson, Mason, Gustin, Weymouth, Comdr. Smith Front Row.- Skiles, Bolam, Young, Bennett, Smith 412 iV CROSS COUNTRY the Tars took four of the next five prizes and clinched the 16-2.9 victory. Jack Harbv and Bolam finished four and five seconds behind the leader, who covered four and a half miles in the fast time of 2.0:11. The next opponents to meet Navy on the Post Graduate School course after the Princeton trip away were the Duke University team. Al- though their Southern Conference Champion, Bill Morse, broke the four mile Post Graduate Course record with the low time of 10:59.1, spirited teamwork put nine Navy runners across the tape after him. In the last meet of the season the team faced the Pittsburgh University team that had just returned from a hard luck session at the Intercollegiates. Their star runner, Harold Tost, was nosed out in the most thrilling race of the year by Navy ' s hard working, consistent performer, Cecil Bolam. That afternoon Bolam pulled his average for four meets up to second place and showed that he well deserved his election to the captaincy of the 1937 team. The record of the team is all the more praiseworthy when it is considered that, although many members of the squad had competed during the previous season, only two had won letters. Two of the most consistent scorers, Harby and Bennett, were youngsters in their first varsity season, and Captain Young was the only first classman. No small measure of the credit is due to the team ' s mentor, " Tommv " Thomson, and to the officer representatives, Commander W. W. Smith and Lieutenant Commander Decker. GusTiN, Manager Decker, Officer Kepresentative ts The Home Stretch 413 i t ' v« »» ( v«« , « ' ' X .- % ' U ?A po ' ttA i: i 1 Top Raw: Wilson, Laney, Ghesquiere, Mansheld, Royalty, Morse, Carmichael. Second Rou-: Gillette, Putman, Schneider, Rmdskopf, Dinsmore, Geis. Front Row: Ingram, Lynch, Ruge, Shamer, Soballe, McFarland. iV BASKETBALL RuCiE, Captain Wilson, Coach THE 1937 Basketball season got underway with the Navy team apparently still feeling the after effects of Christmas leave. Gettysburg was the first invader to meet the Blue and Gold on the Dahlgren Hall court, and became the first to boast a conquest over the Navy. The game was disappointing, although the score remained close through- out. The Tar basketeers had not had time to get their ' ' eye " in as shot after shot bounded harmlessly off the backboard. The 2.6-14 score was a fair indication of the difference between the two teams at that point in the season. The Duke Blue Devils furnished the opposition in the second of the season ' s games and again the Sailors tasted defeat. Al- though they tied the score eight times during the afternoon, the Navy regulars missed the hoop a few times too many and had to be content with giving the Southerners a good tussle, as the 53-19 tally showed. The quintet, anxious to redeem itself after two successive losses, showed the University of Baltimore no mercy. The Baltimore squad was greatly crippled bv ineligibility and was in no position to make a fight for it. The basket seemed much more vulnerable than before as the Blue and Gold ran up an 18-4 half time lead. Lvnch led the scoring with 1 1 points as Navy rolled to a 36-7 victory. The Green Terrors from Western Marvland struck no terror in the Tars ' souls on their invasion, as the Sailors continued along the come- back trail. The lead seesawed back and forth several times during the first half, with the llashv work of Benjamin 416 sV i m: Get It on the Rebound i V BASKETBALL outstanding for the visitors. However, one star could not stem the tide of the Navy attack, and at intermission the home forces were riding on a 16-14 1 - Action was slower in the second half, but the Tars continued to add to their lead. The Navy third stringers were holding their own as the game ended, 4v2-7. McFarland and Ruge led the scoring with i and 14 points respectively. The Pitt Panther left his Eastern Confer- ence circle to be Navy ' s next opponent in Dahlgren Hall. Ingram and McFarland started the Elue and Gold off to a 4-0 lead, but this advantage was soon wiped out bv the Panthers ' 7-point surge. Although they were never headed after once taking the lead, the Pitt players found the Sailors close on their heels, and at half time they enjoyed but a i-point edge. The second half was a different story. As Navy appeared to tire the Panthers widened the gap. At one time thev were in front by 11 points, and at the finish, taking things easy, they had the game as well under control as the 3S-2-8 result shows. The entire Pitt varsity played a fine, smooth game, and their superiority was the result more of excellent teamwork than of individual brilliance. Fabel of the Smoky City tied McFarland in the day ' s scoring at nine points apiece. The ' irginia game, postponed a day because of the inaugural parade, offered no serious difficul- ties to the team, and the Cavaliers became Navy ' s third victim of the season. Captain Ruge ' s cohorts brought their season ' s average above .500 by whitewashing Lafayette en i:t Morse, Manager Maher, Officer Kepreseutathe All ik Center Jump Ingram Take it Out, Navy Mixing It Up the following Saturday. The Pennsylvania athletes were game, but hardly up to stopping the onslaught of a determined Navy squad as all sixteen of the Blues ' uniformed men did their part. The first quintet had run up an ii-i lead almost before the spectators were settled in their seats, and after playing for half a period they knocked off for the afternoon. The second five held a 3-1 advantage practically through- out their stay in action, the count reading 33-11 at half time and 51-18 when they left to make way for the scrubs. The final tally of 63-35 s a good indi- cation of the team ' s steady improvement since the opening of the season. Navy made it three in a row by overcoming V. P. I. 45-17. For the second successive game all sixteen men saw service. The Virginians opened the scoring, but never again were they able to get the lead, as Ingram, Ruge, and McFarland quickly pushed the Blue out front and kept it there. The Tars held a comfortable 16-12. lead at half time. 418 ik Up in the Air The visitors again drew first blood in the second half, but soon fell even farther behind. Ghesquiere shared with Captain Ruge the scoring honors at nine points apiece. Tiny Lynch had trouble finding the basket, but his floor game was still indispensable. Swarth- more College was obliged to cancel the game it had scheduled and Loyola of Baltimore tilled in, but the Baltimoreans had no better success than their fellow- townsmen earlier in the month, giving the Blue but little competition. Johnny Wilson ' s courtmen reached a new peak in smoothness and coordination as they downed a rather strong Maryland squad, 53-37. The general floor work, and passing especially, was ex- cellent. It was one of the finest performances of the season and gave Navy rooters high hopes for the ap- proaching Army game. The first and only trip of the year resulted in a heartbreaking loss to Columbia. The Navy team clicked beautifully at times and scor- ing was plentiful. At one time the Lions trailed by RiNDSKOPF Shamer One Point for Navy 419 i Whose Ball? RuGE Sets an Altitude Relokd -k j • 1 1 points hut they managed to ease ahead in the final seconds of playing time to win, 50-4S. The game was featured b ' the brilliant work of Alan McFarland. Without his ii points the team would ha e been in a bad way indeed. Wolff and O ' Prien were outstanding for Columbia, and it was Wolff ' s one-handed shot in the last ten seconds that furnished the New Yorkers ' margin of victory. The William and Marv game proved to be a bit of a letdown. The Dlue was not extended in winning, 41-11, although the team phn-ed without the services of either Lynch or Ingram. Shamer was high man with 10 points, while Methenv, Indian guard, led the isifors with 5. The game was one of the roughest of the season and the Navv offense looked much spottier than in most of the previous games. However, this was due in part to the changes in the lineup necessitated by the absence of the two aces, with Shamer shifting over to center from his guard post, which was filled by Mansfield. The week before 420 i: Primo Tries a One-Hander Laney Bing ' s Ball — Army, Look Out! the Army game, the Tar quintet dropped the closest contest of the season to Penn State, 31-31. The result was deadlocked at 30-all at the expiration of regular plaving time, and it was the Nittany Lions who managed to make the best of the overtime period. The armv game was a classic throughout. " Bing " Gillette, who had been playing as a reserve all season, stole the show by sparking the quintet to victory. Gillette replaced Captain Ruge after the latter ' s third personal foul, and his brilliant floor work was the kev to Navy ' s success. Nevertheless, the 41-40 victory was hardly a one-man feat. Lynch contributed 11 points and McFarland 10, and Ruge, while he was in the game, bore a full share of the burden. As usual, Brinker and Meyer led the Army attack, and the former was high man for the game with 13 points. The game added a few more welcome N-stars to the already long list for the vear and effectively wiped out the sting of the previous year ' s defeat. Must BE G OOD M ¥ • s V t • i L 1 u 1 j M : ¥ • 421 1 iV Top Row: Mann, Wolfe, Harmon, Bettinger, Wallace, Conrad, Bailey, Johnson, Rogers, Gould, Wells. Second Row: Taylor, Sims, Millard, Dodds, Pridmore, SuUavan, Carson, Shupper, Dyson, Doerllinger, Carlson, Kerns, Front Row: Adell, Kleiss, Chandler, Smith, Merryman, Schutz, DuBois, Abeel, Leigh, Stuart. t •Ci WRESTLING Merrvman, Citptiiin Schutz, Coach ALTHOUGH the record of wins and losses balances on the wrong side of the ledger, the wrestling team enjoyed a creditable season, considering the small number of experienced men available and the opposition which it faced. In addition to taking three of their seven meets, the grapplers lost two by the identical score of 16-14, " ' in only two clashes were they decisively beaten. One of these came in the opener, at the hands of the X . M. I. Cadets. The victors took the first five bouts and clinched their victory before Navy could break into the win column. In the four lightest weights the Cadets ran up decisive time advantages, ranging from nearly seven minutes to over nine minutes, and Steidtmann pinned Merryman in six minutes flat. ' eb Smith and Ray DuBois, both making their initial appearances on the mat, scored Navy ' s eight points with a fall and decision respectively. Smith, who had been good enough as a boxer to make the varsity in the previous year, made short work of Baldwin, the bout going only half the scheduled time. Player gave Farley, . M. I. heavyweight, a powerful struggle before he succumbed. The heavyweights gave the team its first win, with North Carolina in the role of the victim. After the Southerners had swept the first four bouts, Captain Merryman took a fall out of Herring to start Navy on its wav. The loser lasted three minutes with the Navy leader. Smith, Carson, and Player all added to the total. Two victories by falls, against the one fall scored by the 422 Coming Up, Navy 1 WRESTLING visitors, provided the margin in a 16-14 score. Carson, by throwing his opponent in his first start for the Blue and Gold, duplicated Smith ' s feat of the meet before. The squad received the severest setback suffered by a Navy wrestling team in years at the hands of Penn State. The Nittany Lions, Eastern Intercollegiate champions, came down from the mountains of Pennsylvania with a powerful crew and blanked the Tars, 30-0. Web Smith turned in the best performance for the losing squad. After a slow start, he turned the tide and came within an ace of throwing his man. The latter eked out a win on a narrow time advantage. Pridmore also turned in a creditable performance in his varsity debut. Some of the pent-up wrath which resulted from this fiasco was vented on another group of Pennsylvanians who ventured to Annapolis on the following Saturday. The luckless University of Pennsylvania grapplers met with uniformly poor success, as bout after bout went into the Navy column. A feature event was the 118-pound match between Charley Chandler and the blind Robert Allman. Chandler earned the time ad- vantage, but the surprisingly good Quaker grappler proved his worth later in the season by gaining runner-up honors at the Eastern Intercollegiate tourney. The lone Penn score was made by their Captain Taylor, who defeated Mann at 155 pounds. Kleiss scored the only fall of the day by down- ing McKee in 6:14. The final tally showed: Navy 13, Penn 3. The third Navy victory of the season followed with Harvard •d Adell, Officer Representative Al-b Ready? Wrestle! Come on, Boy, Bridge! in the role of victim. The lighter weights had up to now been a liability rather than an asset, hut this time they swung the balance. Chandler, Abeel, and Kleiss ran up an i i-o lead, the latter getting a fall with but h e seconds to spare. Harvard took the next two, before Carlson, making his varsitv debut, pinned Harvard ' s i6vpounder, Armstrong. Carson lost to Harkness, and with only the heavyweight contest re- maining, the New Englanders needed a fall and five points to knot up the count. Glendinning, unbeaten in three years, made a mighty effort to save the day, but in Navy ' s Player he met his match. The protracted, grueling contest was declared a draw, and the meet was Navy ' s, ly} 2-12.1 , Xhe hardest meet of the year saw Nebraska squeeze out a narrowly won victory. The Westerners, who were engaged in a concentrated tour, had fought for two nights previous to the Navy match, but still retained energy enough to finish on top. Each team took four bouts, but the Westerners 424 Smitty ' s Fighting Face gained one more fall and the better of the 16-14 score. Navy ' s team put up a terrific fight, evidenced by the fact that three of the bouts went into overtime. The Knight brothers, unbeaten in seven bouts, started Nebraska olf to a ten point lead. Leigh gave the Blue grapplers an impetus by throwing his man in the 145-pound class, and victory slowly drew within striking distance. As had been the case with Harvard, Navy had a chance to tie the score by winning the final bout by a fall, but although Player did his ut- most, the best he could gain was a decision. The season closed with a xi-i5 loss to Lehigh. Rogers and Captain Merryman closed out their careers with vic- tories by falls, and Kleiss scored the other Navy points, also bv a fall. The turning point of the meet came in the light-heavy bout when Carson, dazed from a fluke trip and fall, was pinned before he could recover. A number of veterans remained, giving promise of a brighter season for ' 38. Is He Down? 425 tv iV Top Row: Fairfax, Bennett, Taylor. SecoiiJ Row: Weber, Rice, Hotfman, Fleps, Blackburn, McGrath, Robertshaw, Kilpatrick, Sullivan. Third Row: Beshany, Walsh, Mendenhall, Geer, Covne, Brown, Hamilton, Hunnicutt, Dierman. Fourth Row: Vossler, O ' Donnell, Morrell, Tretliewey, Marinke, Fargo, Sinnott, Buszek, DeGolian, WoodhuU, Webb. Frotit Row: Tamny, Wallace, Gilten, Edwards, Benham, Hocker, Luby, O ' Herron, Thompson, Barbee. t BOXING HocKER, Captain Webb, Coach WITH the 1937 season, Navy returned to the position of eminence which it had vacated in the preceding year. Besides Captain Cliff Hocker, Thompson and Tamny were the only first classmen destined to be under the flood lights. Felix deGolian, " Bull " Morrell, and Duncan Elliot all gave considerable competition for places on the team. A number of youngsters earned the right to wear the varsity gloves. Al Barbee, featherweight, Ed O ' Herron at 155 pounds, Johnny Edwards, and Al Wallace filling the 165 pound and heavyweight berths respectively, were those who made the grade. Ed Luby and Skipper Giffen were outstanding second classmen. The Western Maryland scrap started the team off with a 6-2. victory. Barbee " s clever fighting earned him a decision. Thompson K. O. ' d his opponent without taking much in return. The second of three knockouts came with O ' Herron ' s flooring Allgire of Maryland in the third round. O ' Herron had the upper hand throughout the bout and pounded his opponent as he pleased. Of the close bouts, the 145 pound set-to between Luby of Navy and Bender of the Green Terrors was the best. Both men were good, but Luby took the honors after knocking the Maryland redhead groggy in the second round. Captain Hocker easily won his round from an inexperienced opponent. Edwards gave his share of thrills to the spectators. His bloody nose offered a worse spectacle than the injury warranted, hut he came back in the last rounds with a remarkable show of courage 426 i V iV That ' s Our Cliff ! BOXING and energy. His efforts, however, were not sufficient to turn the judges ' nod in his favor. Maryland ' s onlv other point came in a decision against veteran Giffen. A fitting climax to the evening was the heavyweight battle in which Mike Wallace floored O ' Leair of W. M. for the count of nine in the final stanza, after a smashing right to the button had softened up the Green Terror in the second round. Spurred on by their first overwhelming victory, the Blue and Gold team pounded out a winning score over Syracuse on 6 Febru- ary in Macdonough Hall. Four draws and three decisions gave the meet to Navy after one of the closest and most interesting matches seen in the Hall in several years. Al Barbee clinched a fast bout by cornering the Orangeman after chasing him around the ring. The advantage run up in the final round by the Navy midget assured the Blue and Gold of its initial point. O ' Herron failed to hold his opponent, Zuccaro, an unusually powerful fighter for his 135 pounds. Thompson, Luby, and Hocker all fought to draws. Edwards ' straight punching left glove mystified Fink, the Syracuse ace, and won a second decision for Navy. This victory, won by a com- paratively inexperienced youngster against one of the most capable performers in collegiate boxing, was especially pleasing to the home fans. Another draw, between Giffen and Griffith, left the contest open to a tie if Syracuse took the heavyweight match. In the first two rounds Wallace brought his man to the canvas twice, and the falls were WooDHULL, Manager VossLER, Officer Representative 427 i Thc Keep Jabbing in There Watch That Left lusT Before the Battle, Mother- enoLigh to give the Navv boxer the bout, although he tired somewhat and gave ground in the final canto. Next the Navy boxers settled an old score with the University of X ' irginia. The Virginia lads scored two technical knockouts to Navy ' s one, but decisions gave the Blue and Gold the upper edge. The dependable 115-pounder, Barbee, gave the midshipmen a lead, and Thompson ' s victory in a bruising scrimmage fol- lowed. An unusual encounter was the 135-pound tight m which two former classmates, Eddie O ' Herron and Page Clagett, came face to face. O ' Herron had to raise a few welts on his friend in order to raise the Navy score. Although the next battle started off in a disappointing manner, Lubv ended up bv knocking his man out. irginia retaliated in the next contest by finishing off Herb Benham, substitute for Captain Hocker. " Give and take " lighting with numerous haymakers featured the 165-pound bout between Cap- lin and Edwards, which ended in a draw. Rather 428 i Practice Bouts Every Night O ' Herron GirFE The Boys Warm Li unexpectedly the Blue and Gold suffered a defeat in the light-heavyweight class, when Schmidt, Cavalier southpaw, connected with Giffen ' s jaw earlv in the fight. In the heavyweight class Tamny made a good comeback, but unfortunately received a gash over the eve in the first round and lost the decision. The biggest challenge to Navy came February xo at State College, Pennsylvania. After three consecutive wins it was a rather difficult pill for the boxers to swallow, to be outpointed 73 o-J. 9 by Penn State before 6,500 spec- tators. Lubv, the only Navy pugilist to score, was pitted against Sammy Donato, the Nittany Lions ' intercollegiate veteran. Lubv caught the Penn man off guard several times with his trip-hammer right, but Donato showed that he could " take it " and hand out punishment as well. The veteran Penn State team marred an otherwise excellent boxing season. Despite this defeat, " Spike " Webb produced a team of which all hands were justly proud. 1 .. - Toe to Toe • J 429 1 1 ■ Ortland, Top Row: Robinson, Snyder, Sim, DeVane, Gardner, Becker, Senior, Baldridge, Gibson, DeHority, Holmes. Secomi Ro Miller, Friedrick, Perlev, Woodhn, Michel, Holt, Ruhe, Waldron, Brenner, Arthur. Botrom Row: VindetUoot, Boykin, Leonard, Sampson, Carnes, Norris, Green, Kercheval, Hasler, Cassidy. ■A tv SWIMMING Carnes, Captain Orti-. nd, Coach IN the matter of wins and losses, the 1937 swimming season was a disastrous one. In every one of the seven meets the team went down to defeat. However, there were some bright spots of consolation on this otherwise dark record. Three of the meets were settled only by the final relay. Despite the disappointing team showings, the work of several individuals gave encouragement to Navy rooters. Roy Green, breaststroke star, shattered the Academy record and turned in sparkling performances. Bill Ruhe, ace youngster sprinter, stood high on the intercollegiate scoring list. Captain Jimmy Carnes stood out in the diving event, and Harvey Robinson, before he became ineligible, showed great promise in the distance swims. The opener was a tight meet against Columbia, settled onlv by the final leg of the relay. Robinson made an auspicious start to his varsity career by winning both the 110 and 440. Ruhe divided sprint honors with Thompson of the Lions, Green pushed Callahan to a new short-course record in the breaststroke, and Carnes edged Roveto, Inter- collegiate titlist, in the dive. Records tumbled right and left as the perennial champions from Yale scored their annual victory. The Tars took only two first places, but in winning one of these Green lowered the Academy breast- stroke mark by 4 seconds, the new standard being 1:40.1. Carnes repeated his success in the dive, but Yale dominated the other events, lowering the times in the 440-yard free style, both relays, and the backstroke. Princeton was next 430 t i 1 Start of the Balkstkoke I SWIMMING ts to take the measure of the Sailors. Captain Carnes took his usual first in the dive and Ruhe scored in the 50-yard freestyle, but the only other Navy victory came in the 400- yard relay. The following day the natators had somewhat better success against Penn, but as in the Columbia meet, the relay decided the result against them. For the first time in the season Navy men won the medley relay and backstroke. Surprisingly, Carnes was beaten in the dive by his teammate, Gibson, as well as by Holme of Penn. For the third time the relay decided a meet when Dartmouth won, 41-34, by the same score which had settled the Columbia and Penn matches. This time it ended in a dead heat, when a Navy victory would have tied the result. Ruhe was a double winner, Carnes returned to top form in the dive, and Norris, a consistent scorer all season, earned seconds in the lio and breaststroke. Rutgers exactly doubled Navy ' s 15 points in the next-to-last meet. Ruhe repeated his double win, deadlocking Stan Rose of the visitors in the century. Green took a thrilling breaststroke race and Norris another pair of seconds. Harvard, which was soon to end Yale ' s phenomenal string of victories, crushed the Tars in the season ' s finale. Carnes was the sole individual winner, although Green lost his race only be- cause he miscounted the laps and stopped 2.0 yards from home. As Captain Carnes was the only consistent scorer to be lost by graduation, Navy fans consoled themselves with hopes for a brighter future. Cassidy, Manager Vanderkloot, Officer Representative 431 1 x Tof Kuu: EIj, Ralston, O ' Neill, West, Keen, Rock, Ouern , Ish.im .U,««, K«k Foster, Eeach, Crenshaw, Crowe, AlforJ, Balch, Lowndes, Freedman, Fletcher, Pope. Fnmr Raw: Vanderkloot, Phaler, Johnson, Melhop, Blankinship, Cunningham, Norris, W ' oodworth, Dalton. t tl WATER POLO Blankinship, Cupfai i Foster, Coach THE success cf the 1937 " suicide squad " was due in great part to the excellent teamwork which was in evidence throughout the season. Although Coach Foster developed, as usual, a number of strong performers, smoothly executed co-ordination was a feature of the season which saw the poloists hang up a record equal to that of anv recent vear. Only one defeat, admmistered by that perennial power, the New York Athletic Club, marred the slate of six games. By defeating both Rutgers and Pennsyl- vania, the onlv other Eastern colleges which engaged in water polo. Navy earned a strong hold on whatever intercollegiate honors there were to be claimed. At the outset of the season such veterans as Captain Blankinship, Cunningham, Mehlhop, and Johnson furnished the nucleus around which Frank Foster built his successful machine. The sage Navy mentor soon developed a capable group of performers to furnish able support for the more experienced members of the squad. The opening game, with the lyd Street Y. M. C. A. of New York City, found the team crippled bv injuries. Despite this handicap, the Navv six came out on top in an interesting tussle. Central Queens Y. M. C. A. proved a tougher nut to crack. 1 3. - ' H The Blue and Gold suiciders had the edge up until the final ' minute, when two foul goals by Heischmann tied the score at i6-all. In an exciting extra period the same opponent gave his team a lead with a thrown goal, but Norris re- taliated with two touch goals and the day vvas saved. Then N M 432 ocrai. i 1 iV Drown Hii 1 WATER POLO •Ci followed a heart-breaking defeat at the hands of the New York Athletic Club, rulers of the water polo world. It was bitterly contested, but the more experienced New Yorkers eked out a ii-8 victory. The sextet returned to the victory column and won its first collegiate game at the expense of Peon. Despite the fact that Captain Blankinship was injured on the second play of the game, the Tar suiciders had the situation well in hand almost throughout, Norris, who replaced the red-headed leader, ably filling the gap. The backs experienced some little trouble in getting accustomed to the pool, which is longer than the Macdonough Hall pond, but once this difficulty was overcome, the Red and Blue forwards were bottled up. Cunningham bore the brunt of the scoring, but his tallies were made possible by the co-operation of his teammates. Another New York Y. M. C. A., the West Side Branch, next came to the Macdonough Hall pool and was drowned in the Navy onslaught, 19-11. The final game was an interesting contest against the strong Rutgers aggre- gation. The Scarlet held a one-point lead at half time, but in the second period, the smooth Navy machine rolled on to victory. The Tar attack tripled the Navy score, while the losers ' second-half scoring was restricted to two thrown goals. Cunningham ' s deadly throwing arm and Mehlhop ' s defense of the goal were indispensible factors in Navy ' s iS-ii win. Thus closed the most successful sport season of the winter. Dalton, Manager X ' anderkloot, Officer Kepresentative 433 i . 1 i V T»e «»« ' • Sharp, DeCamp, Ray, Rovetta, Hardv, Walker, P.iyne, Krol, Robinson. Second Row: Garvin, Olah, Richardson, Wolfe, Worthington, Ewoldt, Mason, Reinhart. Front Rou-: Cloughley, Shaner, Cruse, Seitz, Hart, Simpson, Robertson, Raymer, Mang. I GYMNASIUM Hart, Captain Mang, Coach Any season which shows a majority of victories on its record must be accounted X - successful. When, in addition, it is climaxed by a hard-won but decisive victory over Army it is highly satisfactory, and so was the 1957 gym season. Coach Mang has made of Macdonough Hall one of the strongholds of collegiate gymnastics, and this year was no exception to the rule. The acrobats began their year by crushing Penn State, and thus became the first Navy team during the 1936-37 sports seasons to turn the trick. Captain Pat Hart led the scoring with places in both horizontal and parallel bars, and his teammates gave convincing performances right down the line. The M. I. T. Engineers had but little better luck on their Annapolis invasion, and at the end of the fray the totals stood: Navy 453- , M. I. T. 8J . Their sole winner, tumbler Abbott, took his specialtv by a bare two points. Hart was a double victor, and DeCamp led the rope climbers to a clean sweep. Temple, the ancient nemesis of Blue and Gold strongmen, edged out a two-point victory in the annual meet. It was a thrilling tussle, as each team took three first and three second places. The Owls averted a tie by taking third in the closing event, the rope climb. Cher Phillips, long a thorn in the side of college gymnasts, gave his usual brilliant performance for the Owls. Captain Pat Hart took the parallel bar event and placed in the horizontal bar. The Dartmouth Indians were no match for Coach Mang ' s performers, their best showing being made by 434 t iV 1 Action on the Parallels GYMNASIUM Hermann with a tie for lirst on the side horse. Hart won the parallel bars as usual, despite a bad spill. Al Robertson, who had been severely shaken from a fall from the rings during a previous meet, made a fine comeback to triumph in his event. Princeton, a new power in collegiate acrobatics, provided an upset by winning the second-last meet, 30-14, on their home grounds. Captain Jacobs and Tom Gucker, the crippled ace, accounted for over half of the Tiger ' s points. Princeton ' s sweep of the rope climb, usually a strong event for the Blue and Gold, proved to be Navy ' s undoing. All previous performances were forgotten as the aerial artists headed for the Intercollegiates and the Army meet, held simultaneously at Dartmouth. Although no individual honors fell to Navy stars. Hart and Seitz were runners-up for titles in the parallel bars and rings, respectively. DeCamp took fourth place in the rope climb, and Simpson duplicated his Dartmouth meet performance by tying Hermann of the Big Green for fourth in the side horse. More important was the Army clash. Pat Hart, with a first and second, was high scorer, but everyone performed splendidly. Four of the six events were won by the Tars, who took seconds in the other two. Preserved intact was the gymnasts ' record of never having lost to the Kaydets, and in a close duel, decided by the two final events, tumbling and rope climb, the Pointers were knocked from the undefeated list and a 30-2.4 Navy triumph wrote Finis with N-stars to the season. Garvin, M.anager Cloughley, Officer Kepreseiitative 435 i Top Rou- Bliss, Hittorff, Glennon, Hunter, Howell, Terrill, Pavne, Appleton. Shirley, Tilton. Seco,,.! Rou: Tuhs, Reynolds, Cooper, Peebles Snilsher? Huffman, DePoix, Dare, Shaw. T m.l Rou: Hiller, SnvJer, Duretce, Foley, Surface, Hendrickson, Rawie, HeJgecock Barnes. Fro:,r Rou: Srein, DelaJrier, Sherrv, Gerath, Bell, ' ance, Woodard, Fiems, Korns. iV i FENCING Bell, Cttptithi Dbladrier, Coach FENCING is a sport which finds Navy consistently " in the money. " The pinpushers made their 1937 debut against St. John ' s University of Brooklyn, and while the Brooklynites had some fine swordsmen, they couldn ' t match the Tars and went down to an 18-9 defeat. The bladewielders added another 1S-9 victory to the record with the Philadelphia Sword Club furnishing the opposition. Bell, Johnston, and Foley swept through the epee 8-1, and the sabre- and foilsmen eked out 5-4 victories over former Olvmpic and collegiate stars. The University of Pennsylvania made it three straight for the Blue and Gold as they bowed 2.4-3. Led by Captain Bell, the epee duelists swept the event. Navy dropped only one bout in the sabre and two in the foils events, Captain Swartz ' s lone victory preventing a cleanup in the former weapon. Yale gave the Navy swordsm.en their only setback to the tune of 17-10. The sabre furnished the Sailors ' single victory, as Hendrickson led the trio to a 5-4 triumph. No excuse need be made for the 6-5 Navy loss in the epee to the holders of the national junior team championship. The Eli foil fencers won their event 7-1. Cornell olJered little diffi- culty to Coach Deladrier ' s charges, who won 19-S. Navy had a triple winner with each weapon: Glennon in the foil, Johnston with the epee, and Hendrickson of the sabremen. The Tar fencers rose to their peak in the pentagonal meet at New Haven. Thev came home with the three-weapon trophv, the foil and epee team cups and the individual epee 436 k a k k h A -i k 4, i k hit k k h khMS ii4 Touche! FENCING title. The Blue and Gold scored lo points for third place in the sabre, as Yale and Army tied for top honors with 13. The individual epee battle wound up a tie between Randall and Miller of Yale and Navy ' s Johnston, the latter beating both Bulldogs in the fence-off. It took a determined stand by the sabre-fighters to win over Columbia. The foils team trailed by a point, and the epee trio, below standard, split their nine bouts. The sabre men then went into high gear, and with Red ' ance winning three duels, turned defeat into a i53 2 " ii}2 victory. The sabremen again played a decisive role in the defeat of Princeton, the count being i7j-2 9 2- DePoix and Gerath were the onlv men to win three duels. Coach Deladrier took his proteges to the big city for the intercollegiates and the excellent account which the epee men gave of themselves boosted the Tars into fourth place in the final standings. This placed them just one notch above the West Pointers. Johnston took third in the individual epee battle and Bell second in Class B of the same event. The ii}2 points won in this weapon placed the trio second to the all-conquering N. Y. U. team. The foils showing was rather disappointing, although Glennon was third in the Class A group. The sabre swingers clicked a little better, and Gerath carried off individual honors and the medal in Class C. Considering especially their excellent performance in the pentagonal meet and their dual meet record, the fencers ' season left little to be desired. •Ci J9 ' KoRNS, Officer Representative 437 1 1 Standiiii,: Benson, ReiJ, Cease, Bush, Face, Roper, Stiles, Clay. Kneelhii,: Henderson, Ross, Weiler, Nicholson, Gould, McCoy, Kitch iV INDOOR RIFLE Nicholson, Captain Clay, Coach NAVY riflemen have long been noted as among the best in the country, and every winter finds the boys who like to drill bulls-eyes proving their eyes and nerves in competition with leading marksmen from other colleges. Lieutenant Clay ' s experts opened their 1937 season with an easy victory over ' irginia Polytechnic Institute, 1387-1319. The Navy average of 177 was considerably below practice scores, but never- theless much too high for V. P. I. Another opponent, Columbia, was unable to place even one man within the scoring range of the Navy riflemen, who were led by Bill Kitch, intercollegiate recordholder. He shot lSl; Captain Nicholson followed with 179, and Roper was next best at 2.76. The latter made the highest standing score of the meet, which went to Navy 1387-1301. Next the fusileers stood out in a triangular meet against M. I. T. and Georgetown, garnering 1591 points to 1314 and 1501 respectively. Captain Nicholson, shooting a perfect prone score, hred 2.81 out of a possible 300. Kitch trailed his leader by one scant point. Continuing their undefeated string, the Tars then downed George Washington University by piling up the imposing total of 1 41 1 , a season ' s record high . In the following match, against Lehigh, Navy kept its record untarnished by trouncing the Pennsylvanians, 1384 to 132.8, although the score was below usual par. The Yale meet took the team to foreign soil, but nevertheless it outscored the Eli riflemen by 36 points. Stiles a youngster newcomer, surprised by 438 L:£-L-L-ZL iV INDOOR RIFLE pounding out the top score of 176, edging out the veterans Nicholson and Kitch for the n honors. Coach Clay ' s dead-eyes met their only defeat of the season at the hands of Maryland, and then by the narrow margin of one point. At the end of the afternoon ' s shooting, totals were even at 1593. In such a situation, the scoring in the offhand position determines the winner, and Maryland had netted 433 in this bracket to Navy ' s 432.. It was especially disappointing to lose by such a close count, because it cost Navy outright possession of the Middle Atlantic dual-meet championship. However, a more important competition gave the riflemen an opportunity to redeem their season. On March loth sixteen teams competed at Annapolis, while numerous others fired at various key positions throughout the country, all seeking the intercollegiate champion- ship. Of the quintets entered in this region the four highest were: Navy, with a record tally of 1397, George Washington with i37i, Pittsburgh, and Navy ' s conqueror, Maryland. Kitch and Ross tied for highest individual score at 2.83, Nicholson lagged by only one point, and Gould also topped all the outsiders. The select Tar five took no chances on repeating their previous loss through a drop in offhand shooting. They excelled at this position, totaling 437 points to 405 for Pittsburgh, the nearest competitor. No team in the country could match the Navy performance, and for the fifth time in eight years, the season was climaxed with an intercollegiate championship. •d Benson, Alanager WoLLESON, Officer Representative 439 ii -ii -i 1 p- M r . -5-5 Vsr I it -i ri {■ pjO tlA V 1l i it I Stuessi, Captain TRACK A PROMISING squad answered Coach Thompson ' s 1936 call for candidates. Although graduation had taken its toll, accessions from the powerful plebe team of 1935 united with the veteran material to round out a nicely balanced squad. The team opened its season auspiciously with a heart- warming victory over Princeton, 67-59, featured by Sheten- helm ' s hair-raising defeat of Captain Hogan of the Tigers in the mile. Jack Dalton and Bob Morgan, sensational young- sters, led the sprinters to a near-sweep of the dashes. Joe Patterson, Navy ' s versatile leader, was another double winner. After a bruising spill over the last barrier had robbed him of certain victory in the high hurdles, Patterson came back to win both the broad jump and low hurdle events. In the weights, Lynch, a double winner, and Bell also con- tributed firsts to the Navy total. The following week the squad made its annual trip to Franklin Field for the Penn Relays. The sprint quartet, Patterson, Dalton, Morgan, and Rich, lost a nip-and-tuck battle with Army in the 440-yard trials, but gained glorious revenge in their heat of the longer sprint, winning by ten yards. The Blue and Gold four ran third in the finals, won by Texas ' record shattering quarter. Waugh, Manapr Top Row: Wevmouth, Finn, Holovak, Robertson, Neuton, Scofield, Irvine, Denekas, Bense, Lnirich, ;l ' - ' v oodri,rf Second Row: Sprenger (Mgr.), Lt. l.icobson (Asst. Coach), G. F. Dalton, McCrory, Holmstrom, Spear, Shetenhelm, Holden, Fike Stuessi (Cant. 1957). Tinling, Ciitts, Lt. Williams (Asst. Coach), Thomson (Coach) nirJ Row: Cresap, Pinkerton, Smith, LockwooJ, J. S. Dalton, Patterson (Capt. 1956), Morgan, Rich, Shrider, Rouzee, SwiJerski, Bell Front Row: Brady, Dvvyer, Williams, Vinock, Baer, Rupp, Mason, Furer tl ri 442 1936 Next came a victory over ' irginia, in a meet marked by a show of Navy ' s all-around strength. Despite the fact that almost the whole team was restricted to one event per man, the margin of victory was satisfactory: 71-55. Patterson added to his other records the high hurdles mark. In the two-mile and discus throw Navy evidenced overpowering strength by " cleaning up. " An old score was settled the following Saturday when, on their second visit of the year to Chapel Hill, the Blue and Gold speedsters humbled North Carolina ' s forces on their home cinders. Joe Patterson added fresh laurels and still another record to his already long total by stepping the quarter mile in 49.1 seconds. Notable among the field event performances was a tie in the pole vault at iL feet 4 inches by Pinkerton and McCrory. A powerful Notre Dame aggregation handed the team its first set-back to the tune of 73 ' i-52. ' 2- Led by the giant Don Elser, who accounted for a first, a second, and two thirds, the Irish walked off with eight blue ribbons. Individual honors, however, went as usual to Patterson, who not only won three events, but set a record for the third consecutive week, lowering his time for the ixo-yard hurdles to 15 Thomson, Coach CoMDR. Smith, Officer Kepresentatit ' e Our Olympic Hurdler i ■ii 443 Bird ' s Eye View ScOFIELD, BaER, CULHANE, HoLDEN Who ' s Ahead ' : ' ■ ' .. IJ ' I HKhl- i ' uiN I i. I)l Patterson Shows Them How seconds. Notre Dame had a big advantage in the field events, the lone Navy victory there being a tie between Cooper and Pinkerton in the high jump. A resounding victory over Maryland closed the pre-Army season. Although Captain Patterson was out of competition, the final tally read: Navy 78, Maryland 48. The two-mile and discus throw fur- nished Navy sweeps, and in the half-mile Scofield won his first victory of the season. The Army meet was every bit the battle that advance notices predicted. In the running events Navv got away to a sizeable lead, starting right out with Shetenhelm ' s slashing victory in the mile. Then followed thrilling victories by Cutts in the 440 and Dalton in both dashes. Patterson ' s tumble over a high hurdle when he was well in the lead gave Navy hopes a setback, although the valiant Tar leader came back to win the low hurdles and score in the iio. In the S80 and two-mile, respectively, Scofield and Stuessi bowed after two terrific struggles, the half-mile producing a meet record. Two surprising young- sters, Swiderski and Lynch, bested West Point ' s favored 444 Determination Thomson, DeLong, Cooper, RouzEE, Adams, Morrell Shuler in the discus throw, and Pinkerton topped a large field in the high jump. Pinkerton also cleared twelve-six in the pole vault to prevent an Army monopoly. With but the broad jump left to complete, Navy needed only first place to clinch the meet, and victory seemed secure. However, Captain Layne of Army outdid himself with a sparkling leap which bettered Patterson ' s best effort by less than three inches, and the Pointers went home on the long end of a 64% to 61 ]i score. Although the team season ended with the Army meet, Patterson went on to greater heights. In the N. C. A. A. meet at Chicago he scored fourth place i n the low hurdles. Then he won the National Junior A. A. U. Championship in the 400-meter hurdles, twice smashing the record. Next the Navy ace finished second in the same event at the final Olympic tryouts. Finally, at Berlin, Patterson, Navy ' s first Olympic trackman, carried the Red, White, and Blue to fourth place in the hurdles final, a fitting climax to a splendid career and to a creditable 1936 season. Blanket Finish - ' L ' uhI 445 CREW Shove Off ! Whiteside, No. 6; Yeates, No. 5; BUCK Walsh faced two tasks at the beginning of the crew season, which was late in starting be- cause of an icebound Severn River. The first thing to be done was to find a replacement for Joe Hood, the 1935 captain and stroke; the second, to develop a sprinting stroke for the looo meter Olympic trials. A rapid stroke requiring more arm and shoulder work replaced the slower and perhaps easier long leg-and-back drive. Jim Gray, a three year veteran, ably filled the pace- maker ' s seat. A severe setback was the temporary loss of Dick Grey, a seasoned oarsman. The varsity crew began with only two men, Fleming and Hoffman, from the previous year ' s number one shell. Possibly for these reasons, the first opponent, Columbia, was able to take her Lion ' s share of the race by winning both the varsity and Jay vee races. High winds lashed the Severn River so that the race was postponed for two hours. When the shells did venture on the turbu- lent water, the Columbia oarsmen wore heavy sweat- ers. Although the varsity lost by a length, the plebe crew brightened the dav with a decisive two and a 446 half length lead at the finish. However, the improve- ment of the Blue and Gold oarsmen was rapid. Their next opponents, Cornell, had a powerful crew, almost intact from the previous season, and reputed to be the best in the East. Displaying vastly improved form, the Navy crews upset predictions by scoring brilliant victories over the Ithacans in the varsity, Javvee, and plebe races. Unfortunately, the " fifties " had the wash of a motorboat to prevent them from making a better showing against the Cornell lightweights. The Cornell crew was undoubtedly fitted for long distance racing, whereas the new sprint stroke had definitely established Navy as a top-notcher among eastern inter- collegiate sprinters. The following week, Princeton and Syracuse fell before the powerful eights of the Navy. On Carnegie Lake the navv junior boat moved serenely along to win its race by two and a quarter lengths ahead of Princeton. The Tigers made a des- perate effort to win the varsity event but E. L. Knapp kept the Middies beating a steady rhythmic stroke, which, although lower than the Princeton stroke. I Little But Mighty I 447 J. V. CREW Baatiiig — Schultz, Stroke; Brown, No. 7; Swifc, No. 6; Erickson, No. ; Mincer, No. 4; Fowler, No. " ,, VX ' einel, No. 1; Riinmer, Bow, Rowe, Cox. ik carried Navv over the finish line a length ahead. Syracuse offered little opposition in either race. Next at Cambridge came the Adams Cup Race which was to establish the East ' s best eight. Pennsylvania was the only undefeated crew to challenge the Tars. Harvard took the lead, but faltered at the quarter mile. The Blue and Gold blades then beat into the lead and with a steady thirty-five maintained it until the finish. Navy ' s time was 9:18, while Penn ' s was 9:19.1 and Harvard ' s 9:16.1. By this victory. Navy became the outstanding Eastern challenger at the Poughkeepsie Regatta and the Olympic trials. The Navv Junior varsitv won over the other Jayvees, dis- playing form creditable to anv varsitv crew. With the noted steady improvement of the varsitv eight, men- tion must be made also of the remarkable Jayvee and plebe crews who were making equally good a showing. The Javvees, stroked bv Schultz, and the plebes, stroked bv Abbott, had been giving the varsity close competition everv night and thereby furnished them the necessary practice. On June 2.1 came the prime event of the crew world, the Poughkeepsie regatta, where East and West raced for national laurels. Con- I I 448 ditions were ideal; the Hudson River lav asleep with hardly a breeze to ruffle its surface. The course of four miles is one testing to the limit the endurance of a crew. The Navy shell flashed out to take the lead and maintained it for two and a half miles. California was constantly pressing, being only three quarters of a boat length behind. In the last half mile, the greater stamina of Washington showed in a spurt which carried it from a trailing position to first. California edged ahead of Navy to pass the finish line one shell length behind the Huskies and three-quarters of a boat length ahead of the Tars. Columbia, Cornell, Pennsylvania, and Syracuse pulled across the line after a considerable lapse of time. Thus Navy was the only serious eastern threat against the west coast predominance in racing. In the last contest of the season, the Olympics looo meters trials, the Navy crew lost in the first heat to California and Pennsyl- vania. Although the Blue and Gold did not reach the peak, Buck Walsh ' s crew held eastern intercollegiate supremacy. Captain Fleming and his shipmates made a showing of which thev could well be proud. Hub- hard Hall can proudly carry these names on her walls. 150 POUND CREW Boating — Stapler, Stroke; Skidmore, No. 7; Haddock, No. 6; Greenup, No. 5; Taft, No. 4; Chambers, No. 3; Varney, No. 1; Bottenheld, Bow; Mugg, Cox. 1 449 J LA CIS Moore, Coach m p h - - 4 WITH the commencement of his hrst season as mentor of Navy lacrosse, " Dinty " Moore found a strong array of new material turn- ing out for the 1936 squad. Already known as a builder of highly successful teams of the neigh- boring college of St. John ' s, where he had taught the sport for several years, Coach Moore met an enthusiastic reception when he took the helm of the Blue and Gold lacrosse team. The Tars opened their season with an overwhelming victory in a practice game against Dartmouth, in which the Indians lost their scalps by a 2.1-0 score. In the first scheduled game of the season, the effect of Dinty ' s coaching was shown in the clever stick-handling of the Middies, who out- played John Harvard to win, 8-x. Bowers and Mann, both youngsters, made their debut in form assuring them varsity positions, Mann scoring three goals. One of the Crimson points was scored by " ' an " Cleveland, formerlv of ' 37, who had the unusual experience of playing against several of his old classmates. The follow- To " Raw: Moore ( Coach ' , Miller, Hutchins, DuBois, Maxwell, RinJskopI, Northwood. FrDn Ron: Dally, Kelly, Case, Greene, Ohcrmeyer, Schmidt 1 430 Id X SSE « ' . R. A. Smith, Captain ing week at Poe Field, Princeton, the smooth working " ham and eggers " broke a perfect Princeton record of three years ' standing by decisively beating the Tiger ten, 8-5. In spite of the fact that he had spent the previous week at the hospital, Steve Mann played in this game to score two valuable goals for the victors. Wilbur Thing, Bowers, Dally, Maxwell, and Faville also contributed to the scoring. In the minds of many of the players this was the best game of the season. Navy took a 2.-0 lead at the half. Princeton tied the score and Navy finally pulled away to win. The third consecutive victory came in a hard fought game against Syracuse. Mann, Dally, Parham, Smith, Bowers, Kelly, and Fellows each contributed to the win- ing score, 8-6. Eli Yale was Navy ' s fourth vic- tim. " Curt " Kelly, Navy southpaw, demon- strated quick dodging and accurate stick-hand- ling in the third quarter when he scored un- assisted three times in succession. The Blue and Gold team added the finishing touches at the Top Row.- Bowers, Evans, Parham, Cooley, Thing, Lamond (Asst. Coach). Front Row Moreau (Capt. 1936), Smith (Capt. 1937) Faville, Mehlig, Soucek, Pananides (Mgr.) 451 ' GiRDINfG FOR THE WaRS Army 5 1 Pananides, Dally, Smith, Soucek, northwood and schmidt The Attack Closes in end of the game, when " Smitty, " Navy " s efficient center, scored with Cooky ' s assistance. He and Cooley practically duplicated the play just before the game ended. The Bulldog was outclassed to the tune of 8-3. Dinty ' s ten thus far had had a perfect season. The win- ning streak ended, however, in a fiercely contested game with the University of Maryland. This club, the best in the East, outplayed the Tars in spite of the latter ' s remarkably skillful stick work in the first quarter. Navy scored rv ' ice against this powerful team. Dally making one goal and Smith pocketing the other after running the length of the field with the ball. The expert lacrosse- men of Maryland crashed through with four goals in the last quarter to triumph, 7-1. Another strong aggregation, the Mount Washington Club, gave the team its second reverse of the season, ii-i. Faville, unassisted, made the only Navy score, forty-five seconds before the final whistle. The Midshipmen met their old rivals, the Grevlegs, on 30 May, before a crowd of 6,000 in Michie Ml qui Jto ike 452 A F. CE-Uri Starts the Game I An Impregnable Defense Stadium, West Point. A speedy offensive brougfit three points to the Cadets before Navy rallied. Just before the quarter ended " Beagle " Smith carried two goals for the Blue and Gold. The Pointers, however, continued their onslaught to win 10-4; Thing and Parham scoring the other two goals for the Tars. Speaking of the team in general, Soucek and Mehlig comprised a tight defense; Smith and Faville a strong midfield; and " Steve " Mann, Parham, and Thing, an effectively threatening attack. " Curt " Kelly could be depended on for a consistent all- around game. Two players who deserved special credit were Moreau and Obermeyer, the men who protected the goal. They stolidly do a part which is quite as spec- tacular and essential to victory. Lacrosse is a singular sport in that few fellows know how to play the game or handle a stick before entering the academy; but, with the excellent coaching of " Dinty " Moore, Na ' y ' s teams are able to stand up against the most seasoned tens of the East. Mehlig, Faville, Kellv, Coach Moore Miller and Obermeyer 453 BASEBALL 1936 The Board or Strateuv THE baseball season may well be called a success as a season which saw the addition of a few more N-stars. The unfortunate scarcity of N-stars makes them all the more symbolic. The nine opened the season in a very wobbly fashion as they dropped four of their first five encounters. From that point onward, however, the lads rallied to break even in the ten remaining games. Joe Eliot and Pete Summers turned in consistently fine work during the latter part of the season. The team and Lieutenant Commander Cloughley were entitled to a great deal of credit for the progress shown from game to game. The Dartmouth Indians took a rather free hitting opener, 1 1 to 5, greatly aided by seven Tar errors. The local boys showed considerable improve- ment in a practice game with the St. Johnnies, and with Joe Eliot on the mound managed to stop the Penn Staters, 2. to I. The Middies were outhit, 6 to 3, but with the aid of seven timely walks and a hit or so when it was needed most, were able to get the nod. The work atield had already shown marked improvement. The Navy pitchers put on another fine exhibition as Summers, Hale, and Eliot limited 454 1 1 Tap Row: Reed (Mgr.), Lt. Comdr. Cloughley (Coach), Bentley (Coach), Pratt (Capt. 1936), King, Seyford, Anderson, Adair, McKay, Schneider, Andrews, Ingram, C. B. M. Andrews Seco?id Row: Stump, Schwaner, Schroeder, Robinson, Summers, Sexton, Matheson (Capt. 1937), F. Hale, Mack, McFarland Front Raw: Teall, Pace, Mason, Ingling, Gibson, EUot, Sbisa A Hit W : Sharpeninc. the Eye Vermont to seven hits and three unearned runs. The boys failed to come through at the plate, however, as ' ermont came out on top 3 to o. Although each team had eleven hits, more than Navy ' s previous total for the season, the Sailors couldn ' t turn theirs to as good advantage and dropped the game with Boston College, 10 to 6. Pratt led both squads at the plate with three hits out of five. Albany of the International League staged an exhibition game with the Middies on Lawrence Field and, as was expected, walked oir with the game, 11 to i. A power- ful nine from the University of Maryland lived up to their fine reputation as they trounced Navy, 9 to i. Wood of the Terrapins held the Tars to four hits while his team-mates collected fourteen oir Eliot and Hale. The batsmen rallied to take Lafayette in an unusually close, freehitting game, 9 to 8, and kept up the good work against the Cavaliers of Virginia in the following game. 456 We Meet the Army ¥ • Jf ; I A " kovs ernioDi n hiis, Siiloii le plate Leajae leRelJ potvet- leir faf :fijpi« outlet " teinin £iiiie. narrowly missing a shutout as Eliot pitched his way to a i to i victory. Pete Summers held Gettysburg to seven hits as Navy won, 4 to 3. The Washington and Lee outfit reversed things in the next encounter, pounding their way to the top, 17 to 6. Ingram hammered out four of Navy ' s sixteen hits. Richmond, Duke, and Princeton invaded Lawrence Field on successive dates and each walked off with the laurels. The home squad seemed to be building up a reserve for the Army game. The Army game was expected to be a real battle and no one was disappointed. It was a free-hitting battle, replete with wild pitches, wild throws, shoestring catches, and all sorts of bad and good base- ball. It took all nine innings to make Navy ' s 11 to 10 victory secure. The boys in grey were in there all the way, but when the final out was made it meant more N-stars for a heads-up [Navy team. .Nipped at 1 hird 457 -k Warming Up 1 Tap Ran: Hunter uMj;r, ;, Mathews, Bass, Glennon, Leydon, Gerken, Harrington, Hale, Ready, Goodman Bottom Ron:- Comdr. DuBose (Officer Rep.) Moore, Oelheim, Reed, Noel (Capt. 1936), Grantham (Capt. 1937), Mann, Martin, Gaudet (Coach) TENNIS 193 6 458 19 THE Navv netmen can reasonably look at their season ' s record with pride. Except for a few matches with teams that were almost in a class by themselves, the squad came through with living colors. They bowed to a more experienced Harvard outfit in the opener, as the Crimson crashed through, nine to nothing, but went on to win four straight. Haverford, Maryland, St. Johns of Brooklyn, and Swarthmore all made the trip to Crabtown, but had to content themselves with the scenery. All the matches were hotly contested, but each day found the Navy on top. The Cavaliers from ' irginia were the first to break the string as they took a long, drawn out heart-breaker at five matches to four. Not in the least discouraged, the racqueteers came back to outstroke a fine Duke outfit, eight to one. The score hardly gives the " Blue Devils " the credit they deserved. The Violets of N. Y. U. faced the middies with an awe-inspiring reputation, but proved to be only human as they bowed to the local lads, seven to two. Perhaps the best tennis team in intercollegiate circles had the honor of next trimming the sailors. The Tarheels took all nine matches, but had to earn every one. The boys from North Carolina were really great. Showing that it really had " what it takes, " the team refused to let its morale drop and dropped Penn State instead. The Nittany Lions put up a fine battle, but could not quite match the steady base line play of such Navy stars as Captain Noel, Grantham, and Martin. The Staters went home with but three of the nine points contested for. The first engagement of the season with a Philadelphia team was distinctly in Navy ' s favor as the Owls of Temple followed the path of many a fine squad before them to the tune of eight to one. The University of Pennsylvania added a slightly dampening con- clusion to a fine season as they took all nine matches in straight sets. The squad loses most of its regulars with Captain Grantham the only one returning. Grantham, Caprahi Gaudet, Coach Jl ik Pkl- 1atch Counsel I 459 ik Srantling: Lyster (Mgr.), Rankin, Crutchfield, Brown (Capt.), Lt. Nutter (Officer Rep.), Williams (Coach) Kneeling: Farrington, Cunningham, Jones, Quady THE golf squad started off the season on April 3 by meet- ing the Dartmouth golfers at Annapolis Roads. Weather conditions were not of the best because of a strong, cold wind that was blowing. The wind and fortune favored Dartmouth ' s golfers, as they won by i6j to 10 J . The loss was a disappointment to the boys as they had beaten Dartmouth in previous matches. The top of Navy ' s list came through by piling up a io]4 to j}4 margin, but the junior pair, Cunningham and Mead, were blanked 9 to o. Southerland, Fowler, and Holmshaw starred for Navy, scoring all of her points. Princeton was the next team to face the golfers. In preparation for the match, a contest was played with the officers, which latter were favored to win. Pug Southerland ' s boys came from behind to beat the officers, 31 ' o to il ' ' 2, in a twelve man match. Captain Pollard was medalist for the day with a 76, but in the last round, the middies rallied and saved the day after trailing by a point at the end of the first nine. The morale of the team was greatly heightened and they were all set for the Princeton battle the following week. Fate again was not with the team. Facing an excellent Tiger squad, a dash of cold weather, and a very tricky course, Pug ' s boys met a 9 to o defeat. Mead and Fowler made a strong finish but could not get started soon enough. Georgetown, a week later, was successful in downing Navy. The match was a hard fought one. Navy losing because of a few inconsistent moments of play. Mead defeated the number two George- town player and Fowler was only beaten by a sub par 34. Fowler was low for the team. Dv losing to Princeton and Georgetown Navy dropped to the bottom of the inter- Le it So « U ivt ' j r h h m k in k Straight Down the Fairway WvcOi GOLF 460 I collegiate list. Next Navy faced the crack Washington and Lee outfit, and lost by the score of 17 to 10. Considering that Washington and Lee had one of the best squads in the South, the defeat was not a great upset. The matches were very close, as Fowler pushed the ace of the Washington and Lee team to the limit. Brown, Mead, and Cunningham were more successful; they scored all of Navy ' s points. Navy didn ' t click very well against ' irginia as they bowed, 17 2 to Ji. The match was featured by the consistently low scores of the opponents, as only one man carded over So. Mead shot a fine 73 for Navy ' s lone win. The squad turned in a fine performance against Johns Hopkins in trim- ming them 2.3 14 to 4 J . Everyone was finding things pretty much to his liking. Crutchfield ' s 76 was low for the day. A glance at the season ' s record is not an encouraging one, hut considering the time the boys have to practice and the fact that the sport is new at Annapolis, the golfers deserve a lot of credit. Holmshaw, Fowler, Crutchfield, and Souther- land were lost to the cause by graduation, but prospects were bright because of the large source of material which was available for the 1937 season. v»f - li LoMiNG Oltt OF Trouble F A Powerful Foursome 1936 Captain Bkuvs.n SiNkb Onh An S Footer 461 tv lop How: lurncr, Molteni, Caldwell, VVelte, Gilien , Olsen, Bliss, Henderson Bottom Kou:- Gerath, Lt. Wolleson (Coach), Hanger, Huxtable (Cape), Lewis (Mgr.), Blenman, W., Lt. (|.g.) Coffin (Asst, Coach), Nicholson A SEASON which finds only one defeat marring a record of four matches against rifle teams of the high caliber of Navy ' s annual opponents may well be termed successful. The 1936 Sharpshooters came out on the short end against their ancient enemies, the Marines, but overbalanced this loss by defeating three National Guard teams in the course of the season. Moreover, in not a single meet did any op- ponent top Captain Ed Huxtable in individual scoring, and only those perennial experts, the Marines, were able to match him. The season opened May 9 on the home range with Essex Troop of the New Jersey National Guard in the role of guests and victims. Captain Huxtable began a record which he was to maintain unbroken throughout the season, leading both teams for the title of high gun. His total was 141 out of a possible 150. Only a point behind was Bill Brinckloe, and another point separated the runner-up from Bill Blenman. Five Navy dead-shots equalled or bettered the losers ' best individual effort, and the team compiled a record total for the season, L360. In the second match the riflemen had their only taste of defeat. This was a triangular affair, with the Marine Detachments from Philadelphia and Quantico providing two of the angles, and the visitors proved just a little too good for their hosts. The " Gyrenes " superiority over the 600-yard course gave them a decisive margin of victory. The totals read: Quantico, 1375; Phila- delphia, X359; Navy, 1341. Huxtable duplicated his score of the previous week, which was also matched by two X ' irginians and one member of the Philadelphia team. Coach Wolleson ' s deadshots got back into the win column the following week at the expense of the 71st Infantry, 462 lljso RIFLE New York National Guard. Captain Huxtable was again high man with 2.40, and only one opponent could match the efforts of Navy ' s first live men. The victors showed great superiority over every course except the 600 yards slow fire. The Seventh Regiment (107th Infantry), New York National Guard, hosts to the Navy team at Peekskill in their only match away from home, were no more success- ful than their fellow New Yorkers had been the previous week. A high wind kept the scores low, but did not prevent Huxtable from keeping untarnished his record. His total, 158, was excellent under the conditions. Again Navy led in every course but one, the hosts tying their conquerors at 100 yards rapid fire. The winning team compiled a score of 2.183, 19 more than their hosts ' total. Under the a ble coach- ing of Lieutenant W ' olleson the team came through a diffi- cult season with great credit to itself. Moreover, as only five experienced men were lost by graduation, a strong nucleus returned for the 1937 season, auguring well for the future. WoLLESON, Coach 1 ' 1936 WoLLEsoN, Feldmeyer, Molteni, Henderson, Gerath, Nicholson 463 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS •HE STAFF OF THE NINE- TEEN THIRTY-SEVEN LUCKY BAG WISHES TO THANK THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR UNTIR- ING COOPERATION AND DEVOTION TO " THE CAUSE, " WITHOUT WHICH THE PUBLICATION OF THIS BOOK WOULD HAVE BEEN WELL NIGH IMPOSSIBLE. • Rear Admiral David F. Sellers, Superintendent Captain Forde A. Todd, Commandant Commander Walter S. DeLany, Executive Officer • Lt. Comdr. Lemuel P. 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The deepest rivers are those v ' hich now stretch before you, standing at last alone, the Captain of your career. Today you receive your iirst command — " Steer a steady course! " Dark clouds will appear, storms will blow, discouragement and dangers arise but remember there ' s a Navy Spirit always watching over men who wear the blue and gold. And then at the end of your long cruise, safe you ' ll stand on the distant shore — Success and Honor will be close at hand with " No More Rivers to Cross. " Yet, mind you well, Sir, from now ' til then, you must steer a steady course ! IVifh our sincere congratulations ASSOCIATION OF ARMY AND NAVY STORES, Inc. 469 Fifth Avenue New York, N. Y. 315 INDEX TO ADVERTISERS Aircraft Radio Corporation 475 American Automatic Electric Sales Company. 512. American Engineering Company 498 Anderson Brothers Consolidated Companies, Inc 512- Annapolis Banking and Trust Company 508 Annapolis Preparatory School 468 Arma Engineering Company, Inc 475 Arundel Corporation 475 Association of Army-Navy Stores, Inc 515 B B. G. Corporation 4 4 Babcock Wilcox Company 503 Bailey, Banks Biddle Company 480 Bath Iron Works Corporation 474 Bausch Lomb Optical Company 490 Beck Engraving Company 507 Bellevue-Stratford Hotel 51° Wm. H. Bellis Company 481 Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Ltd. ... 504 Blue Lantern Inn 5° Brown and Sharpe Mfg. Co 502. C Capital Gazette Press 497 Carr, Mears Dawson 485 Carvel Hall 485 Castle Gate Hosiery Glove Co., Inc 508 Circle Theatre 49 Cluett, Peabody Company 470 Colt ' s Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co 498 Thos. Cook Son 482. Curtiss-Wright Corporation 473 D Davis Stationery 496 DuBois Press, The 493 E Electric Boat Company 479 F Federal Services Finance Corporation 479 Field c Flint Company 505 Florsheim Shoe Company 487 Ford Instrument Company, Inc 491 G Gieves, Limited 4 9 Hotel Governor Clinton 501 Hyman Gruskin 488 H Haas Tailoring Company 496 Hamilton Hotel 4 7 Harris Ewing 49° Herzog i c Kramer 514 Hilborn-Hamburger, Inc 495 Horr, j. A. Frederick 474 Horstmann Uniform Company 480 Hvde.JohnC 5° K Kingsbury Machine Works, Inc 481 Krcmentz and Co 4 ' ' 5 L Page Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co 469 Log, The 509 M Martinique Hotel 5 Merriam, G. C. Co 495 Meyer, N.S SM Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc 5 N National Publishing Company 468 Navy Mutual Aid Association 496 Navy Relief Society 497 Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. 478 New York Life Insurance Co oo O Ohlen-Bishop Co 495 P Primus 47 R R. C. A. Manufacturing Co., Inc 471 Jacob Reed ' s Sons 476-477 ' S. W. Rice, Inc 504 Rogers Peet Company 481 Schuele, Peppier Sc Kostens 491 Seamen ' s Bank for Savings 503 Severn School 4 Seward Trunk and Bag Co 502- Sperry Gyroscope C o 472- Spalding, ' A. G. Co 47- Sterling Shirts and Collars ioS Stetson Shoe Stores, Inc 499 Submarine Signal Co 495 Frank Thomas Co., Inc 500 Tiffany Company 467 Tilghman Company 474 Trident Society 5M U United Aircraft Corporation 486 United Services Automobile Association 470 U. S. Hoffman Machinery Corporation 492. U. S. N. A. Preparatory School 4S3 U. S. Naval Institute. . ' 494 V Vanadium Alloys Steel Co 506 W ' aterbur ' Tool Co 4 Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. i , White Studio 501 Worumbo Company 51° Wright Aeronautical Corporation 473 E. A. Wright Company 488 Zeiss, Carl, Inc. 06 516 GENERAL INDEX A Pa e Acknowledgments 464 Activities Section 344 Administration Section 30 Advertisements 46 Art Club 376 Athletic Section 591 B Baseball 454 Basketball 416 Biographies (see index) 318 Biographies: First Battalion 104 Second Battalion 150 Third Battalion 196 Fourth Battalion 144 Boat Club 389 Boxing 4x6 Bugle Corps 64 Business Staff 361 C Cheer Leaders 391 Choir 381 Christian Association 379 Christmas Card Committee 378 Classes: First 81 Second 86 Third 90 Fourth 94 Class History: Fourth Class Year 194 Third Class Year 304 Second Class Year 316 First Class Year 518 Class Supper Committee 381 Commandant, The 36 Committees 374 Collision Cases 186 Contents 9 Crest Committee 585 Crew 446 Cross Country 412. D Dedication 6 Departments 40 E Economics and Government Department 56 Electrical Engineering Department 50 English and History Department 51 Executive Department 40 Executive Officer 37 F Fall Sports 5 96 Fencing 43 6 Football 398 Foreword 8 G Glee Club 357 Goat Keepers 591 Golf 460 Gymnasium 434 H History, Class 2.88 Hop Committee 380 Hygiene Department 60 Indoor Rifle. Page 461 J Juice Gang 361 L Lacrosse 450 Languages Department 54 Log, The 370 Lucky Bag, The 366 M Mandolin Club 356 Marine Engineering Department 46 Masqueraders 350 Mathematics Department 48 Motion Picture Gang 384 Musical Clubs 352. N NA Ten 359 O Orchestra 358 Ordnance Department 44 Outdoor Rifle 463 P Pep Committee 390 President, The 33 Press Gang 390 Physical Education Department 58 Productions 348 Property Gang 363 Publications 364 Q Quarterdeck Society 388 R Radio Club 386 Reception Committee 387 Reef Points 373 Regimental Staffs 65 Rifle, Outdoor 463 Indoor 439 Ring Committee 377 Ring Dance Committee 383 S Seamanship and Navigation Department . . 42. Secretary of the Navy, The 34 Soccer 408 Spring Sports 440 Stage Gang 360 Stripers: First Battalion 66 Second Battalion 70 Third Battalion 74 Fourth Battalion 78 Superintendent, The 35 Swimming 430 T Tennis 458 Track 441 Trident, The 372- W Water Polo 43 2. Winter Sports 414 Wrestling 42.2. Y Yard, The 16 517 INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES A Page Adams, H. D 197 Adams, T. M 151 Adelman, M 199 Anderson, G.J 103 Andrea, J. P 2.45 Arentzen, E. S 2.42- Armijo, G. W., Jr 104 Aylesworth, A. W 196 D Baer, D. G 2.47 Baker, H. W 146 Baldwin, M. H., Jr 150 Ball, R. E 153 Ballinger, J. M 105 Barkley, R. L 107 Barninger, C. A., Jr loi Barry, W. J 151 Barton, H. H 108 Bell, D. B i49 Bennett, J. C 155 Benson, R. H., Jr 104 Bernard, L. G 2.48 Bevernick, R. A 1.51 Bieri, B. H.,Jr 154 Blankinship, C. 1 157 Blasdel, F. G., Jr 2.50 Boal, J. K no Bottenfield, R. D 113 Bottomley, H. S., Jr 156 Brantley, W. L 2.06 Brinckloe, W. D., Jr 159 Bringle, W. F 158 Bromeyer, J. R 2.53 Brown, J. V 117 Brown, W. B 161 Brown, W. M loi Browning, C. L 108 Buckley, F. D 160 Burch, C. A 2.52. Burfeind, H. F 111 Burgess, R. H, Jr 163 Burt, P. S.,Jr 118 Byrum, P. R., Jr iio C Carnes, J. M in Carr, A. J 119 Carroll, J. B 114 Carson , J . D 161 Cassidy, E. W ixi Chambers, O. A 113 Cheney, J. F 15L Chipley, ' G. W 2.55 Clapham, L. R no Clark, F. E., II iil Clegg, D. C 2.17 Coker, C. W 118 Colbert, R. G 2.03 Connor, T. H. W tsJ, Cooper, M. L., jr 114 Cousins, R. W 2.13 Crenshaw, W. R 115 Cresap, J. B 12.3 Page Crowell, D. C io8 Cruse, J. H 157 Culhane, T. A., Jr 119 Cunningham, T. D 12.4 Currie, J. P 2.56 Currier, R. N 159 D Dally, F. E 115 Dalton, J. F 165 Davies, T. D 2.04 Davis, L. O 164 Dean, D. A 160 Deckelman, D. B 167 de Golian, F. E., Jr 154 De Long, E. G 166 Denton, J. B 12.6 De ' ane, J. M., Jr 173 Dodds, C. R 2.51 Dodson, J. A., Jr 2.2.0 Doerllinger, C. R in Dressendorfer, D. E 169 Duncan, G. A., Jr 157 Dyson, J. C loo E Eddy, F. M 109 Edwards, T. E., Jr 113 Ellerton, G. C, Jr 1x4 Elliott, J. D., Jr 146 Elv, W. C 158 Erly, R. B 12.9 Ewoldt, L. E 106 F Farrington, R. F 168 Faville,J. N 12.6 Ferrara, M 12.1 Fev, W. L.,Jr 196 Filippone, S 2.61 Finney, E. C 2.18 Fisher, A. V., Jr 130 Flenniken, C. W., Jr 133 Ford, W. W 171 Foster, G. H 170 Foster, R. M 12.5 Freedman, A. S., Jr xii Friedrick, E. S 151 Fuhrman, A. S 135 G Gardes, A. W., Jr 2.60 Garvin, J. B 119 Gay, D., Jr 108 Gerath,J. A.,Jr 134 Gerken, A. F 173 Gibson, C. E 109 Gibson, E. B., Jr 144 Gibson, J. E 172. Gilkeson, F. B 175 Glennon, H. R., Jr 2.5 Goodloe, C 163 Goodman, S 2.62. Gore, CM 133 Grantham, E. A 2.31 Gregg, W ii6 Grey, J. R 107 Page Groves, A 2.65 Gustin, J. R 174 G.Watkin.W. E 2.53 H Hahn, H. B 169 Hale, F.,Jr 164 Hall, W. CJr 177 Halla, R. A 166 Hammond, W.J i6o Hansen, W. C 106 Hanson, K. E 167 Harmuth, W. B 105 Harper, T. E 12.2. Hart, P. H 171 Hartman, H. J 2.53 Hartmann, P. E i66 Harveson, H. A 2.69 Held, W. I 2.14 Henderich, F.J i68 Henderson, F. H., Jr 137 Hess, J. B 2.71 Hessei, E. W 2.31 Hirschberger, C. R 136 Hocker, CM 2.35 Holden, J. R 104 Holden, R 2.67 Holmes, T. S 132. Howard, H. W 2.34 Howland, W. A. H 170 Huelsenbeck, P. C 12.7 Huey, D. E 176 Hughes, J. G 169 Hughes, R. B 2.05 I Ingling, F. W 2.61 J Jakeman, L. F 2-19 Janney, F. E 179 Johnson, D. L 178 Johnston, J. P. M 163 Jones, Q. B ziS Jordan, M. H 138 Jovce, G. P 174 Juiihn, L. V 181 K Keen, W. H.,Jr 130 Kellev, J. L., Jr 192. Kelly, J ' .C 19J Kessler, W. M 2.65 King, J. W 2.73 Kissinger, R., Jr 181 Konchar, R.J 2.71 Kreikenbaum, F. E 2.75 Kuhn, C H 2.74 L Lajaunie, L. A., Jr 139 Lake, C E 2.77 Lander, R. B., Jr 139 Lanham, H. P 115 Lansdowne, F. M i6i Lawrence, S. G 2.76 t 518 INDEX TO BIOGRAPHIES Lirette, J. R wl Lowndes, W. R 157 Lyke, D. W iio Lytic, M. H 140 M Mack, W. P 141 Madison, J. R 197 Madley, E. P ii6 Mason, W. B., Jr 2.79 Matheson, G. G i68 Mayes, J. N 150 McCormack, V. F 2.59 McDowell, E. H 131 McKaig, M. B 106 McKay, F. D.,Jr i66 Mead, S. M.,III 138 Mehle, R. W 134 Mehlop, D. L 137 Mehlig,J. L 136 Meigs, C. H 136 Menefee, F. F 13 1 Merryman, J. W 139 Messenheimer, C. A iii Michelsen, A., Jr 2.2.8 Miller, John D 180 Miller, T. L 183 Mingay,J. 1 133 Minter, C. S., Jr 2.47 Molteni, P. G.,Jr i8z Moore, P. B 2.40 Moore, R. Austin 185 Moore, T. H 12.6 Morrell, R. J., Jr 2.41 Morse, J. F 175 Mountrey, R. W 136 N Narter, G. G 112. Nash, C. A.,Jr 178 Neel,J. W X19 Nester, H. W.,Jr 184 Newell, F. R., Jr 2.77 Nicholson, R. P 143 Nielsen, J. L 144 Nixon, T. J., Ill 199 Norman, G. P 158 Northwood, R. H 187 O Obermeyer, J. A 138 O ' Hare, E. H 141 Oke, F. M 113 O ' Neil, G. E.,Jr 138 O ' Rourke, J. S i8i Otter, B. V 171 P Pace, J. E 2.13 Parker, R. F 2.40 Patriarca, F. A 12.7 Patrick, K. W 1x5 Patterson, D. D 2.2.6 Patty, J. C.,Jr 137 Pearsall, T.J 2.78 Peterson, T. M 186 Phaler, W. L 170 Page Pond,J. E.,Jr 119 Porter, W. M 176 Pound, K. E 144 Pridmore, J. A 189 Pritchard, R.J 131 Putman, C. F 141 R Radcliffe, D. S 170 Ramey, S. E 145 Ramsey, O. M 135 Rankin, E. P 198 Reece, H. B 2.2.5 Reese, J. D., Jr 105 Reid, J. B 130 Reid, W. S 2.73 Rengel,J. C 189 Rich, A. W 2.64 Riley, P.J 198 Rimmer, H. R 163 Rixey, F. S 188 Robertson, A. C i8o Robertson, K. C 7.1.-] Robinson, J. P., Jr 147 Roby, T. W.,Jr 116 Rogers, R. S 117 Ross, J. G 171 Roth, E 178 Rouzee, G. M 12.1 Rowe, H. A 142. Ruge, R. F -LOO Rupp, L. A 146 Rydeen, F. C 2.83 S Sanderson, E. G 168 Savage, R. L., Jr 185 Scales, J. R 191 Schmidt, J. S 143 Schneider, F. H., Jr 1x4 Scofield, E. K i6i Scott, J. F. . 13 Seitz, T. H i8o Shaffer, J. C 147 Shamer, F. N 177 Shea, M. W 180 Sherry, H. B 154 Shick, S., Jr 107 Shrider, H. D i02. Shupper, B. H ixi. Simpson, J. W 190 Sipple, H. D X56 Skidmore, B. D 2.8i Slaughter, J. S 2.35 Smart, F. F., Jr 158 Smart, R. C 167 Smith, R. A 75 Smith, W. D 2.51 Smith, W. R.,Jr 188 Snodgrass, R. A 115 Snyder, W. A 148 Soucek, A. H 134 Spruance, E. D 2.81 Stein, C, Jr 2.2.0 Stencil, W.J 2.79 Stevens, W. M 137 Stevens, W. R zi i Stewart, W. S 115 Stockman, W.J 2.83 Stokes, T. R 12.x Street, G. L., Ill 187 Strong, S. B 149 Stuart, A. J 176 Stuessi, W.J 1 17 Sullivan, J, G 155 Swift, H. M. S 183 T Tamny, L. D 114 Tate, R. V 156 Taylor, F. W 12.8 Taylor, J. E 165 Taylor, P. K iio Thomas, J. A 150 Thomas, N. E z85 Thompson, M. D 109 Transue, H. C 182. Turner, T. L 2.74 U Usher, H. L., Jr 190 V Vance, R. T 184 Van Patten, E. H., Jr 2.17 Vorse, A. O., Jr 179 Vroome, R. L 2.82. W Wadleigh,J. R 159 Walker, J. L 2.ox Wallace, R. H no Walsh, J. G.,Jr 2.41 Warder, H. W 186 Ware, R. M 2.13 Watkins, J. H 2.71 Watkins, N. P X33 Watters, E. C, III 145 Waugh, R. A 140 Wengrovius, D. V 107 Wescott, R. H., Jr 192. West, R. C 1x8 Wettack, J. T xxx Wheeler, R. V.,Jr 191 Whistler, J. G 2.09 White, D. M 164 Wildt, V. H X2.4 Willey, R. S 185 Williams, R. B 161 Wilsie, F. E 145 Wilson, M. C 2.84 Witters, A. G 116 Woodard, S. E 139 Woodhull, R. B 184 Worth, F. R. W xi8 Y Yavorsky, J. T 193 Young, H. M 131 Z Zavadil, A. P., Jr 1x9 Zellner, C.J X30 Zimny, S. M 146 519

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